It’s been rumored for a while and now it’s official: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado will take over for Jim Lee and his army of inkers as the art team of DC Comics’ flagship book, Justice League.
Head over to Buzzfeed for the full story, as well as a look at the cover to Justice League #16, and a full statement from DC Entertainment CCO and Justice League writer Geoff Johns which reads, in part:
With new relationships developing – like Wonder Woman and Superman – new members coming on – like Shazam! and the all-new Atom — and new threats rising — like Ocean Master & Atlantis — the Justice League will grow and change as we march towards the impending TRINITY WAR.
Reis and Prado take over art duties with December’s Justice League #15.
What does this move mean? Well, I’m betting that some people who had dropped off of Justice League will come back for Ivan Reis, who is quickly becoming one of the most popular artists in comics. It also means that, baring some blockbuster creative team announcement, Aquaman probably won’t survive the loss of Johns and Reis. And finally, what of Jim Lee? DC is now teasing that the news of his next major project will be announced next month at New York Comic Con.