DC Comics Universe, March 2018 Solicitations & Justice League #40 & #41 Spoilers: What Is Connection Between Batman’s Red Hood, Deathstroke & The Black Panther Red Lion?

DC Comics Universe, March 2018 Solicitations and Justice League #40 and #41 Spoilers follow.

What Is The Connection Between Batman’s Red Hood, Deathstroke and The Black Panther Red Lion?

A cover for Justice League #40 whose solicitation denotes a connection between the Red Lion and Deathstroke.

A cover for Justice League #41 with Red Hood and Red Lion.

Well, the Red Lion debuted in the Deathstroke Rebirth #1 one-shot and in several issues of that opening of that series.

The Red Lion is a despot looking to regain control of his country Buredunia. His name is Ja Zaki desposed ruler-for-life of Burendia, but his real name is Matthew Bland. His adventures in Rebirth era Deathstroke are captured in The Professional (volume 1) and Twilight (volume 3).

Here are the March 2018 solicitations for Justice League #40 and #41.

      JUSTICE LEAGUE #40
      Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art by PETE WOODS • Cover by DAVID YARDIN • Variant cover by J.G. JONES
      Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

      “JUSTICE LOST” part one! Trapped aboard the crippled Watchtower, the combined Justice League and Justice League of America teams clash over leadership and the urgent question of who can be rescued…and who will be left behind. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns face critical choices over how to deal with the League’s two most powerful figures!

      On sale MARCH 7 • #41 on sale MARCH 7 • EACH 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

      JUSTICE LEAGUE #41
      Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art by PETE WOODS • Cover by DAVID YARDIN • Variant cover by J.G. JONES
      Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

      “JUSTICE LOST” part two! What does justice mean in a lawless world? This is the question the team must struggle with when the League finds itself trapped between warring factions, helpless refugees and mercenaries with advanced weaponry, all manipulated by Deathstroke’s frenemy the Red Lion. Meanwhile, Batman forces a showdown between himself and the League’s biggest fan.
      On sale MARCH 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

I am intrigued.

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