A welcome re-release…
If you’ve never read Alex Ross and Paul Dini’s treasury-size one-shots from the ’90s and ’00s, here’s your chance to dive back into some of the most compelling comics of the last 20 years or so, with a re-release of Absolute Justice League: The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes.
Dig the official description, from online listings:
ABSOLUTE JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE WORLD’s GREATEST SUPER-HEROES by ALEX ROSS AND PAUL DINI
DC Comics proudly presents a massive slipcase hardcover featuring the Eisner Award-winning team of artist Alex Ross and writer Paul Dini!
Between 1998 and 2003, Dini, the Emmy Award-winning producer of Batman Beyond and The New Batman/Superman Adventures, joined forces with the incomparable Ross to create six oversize tabloid editions of stories featuring the World’s Greatest Super Heroes.
These classic works for all ages feature the iconic DC characters in a unique storytelling format that combines aspects of both comics and picture books. Also included are several pages of promotional art, preliminary art and thumbnails, art done for DC Direct product, model-to-finished-painting comparisons, reflections by the book’s creators and much more! This landmark volume also features an introduction by award-winning book designer and author Chip Kidd, and an eight-page foldout featuring an image of every JLA member by Ross.
Collects SUPERMAN: PEACE ON EARTH, BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME, SHAZAM!: POWER OF HOPE, WONDER WOMAN: SPIRIT OF TRUTH, JLA: SECRET ORIGINS and JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE.
A few thoughts:
— The 396-page slipcase hardcover lists for $100 and is due April 30, 2024.
— This book has been released several times in different formats, the last time in 2018.
— Standard caveat: This has not been formally solicited by DC yet — at least as far as I can tell — so anything can change. (Even then, it can still change.) Keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
— DC’s THE KINGDOM: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Coming in 2024. Click here.
— ZATANNA: Paul Dini’s Fan-Favorite Series Getting New Trade Collection. Click here.