Polygon gets the PR for DC Comics in May 2022 as Juan Gedeon and Daniel Warren Johnson transform the Justice League of America into dinosaurs – along with their greatest foes as a six-issue series launching in May 2022, The Jurassic League.
In the world of Jurassic League, Superman was still sent to Earth on a rocket ship from a dying planet. And he was still raised by humans. It's just that he's also a man-shaped brachiosaurus. Batman (rather, Batsaur, Gedeon clarifies for Polygon) is an allosaurus. Wonder Woman is a triceratops. The Joker is a dilophosaurus. "You know the story: an infant escapes the destruction of its home planet and is deposited on Earth to be raised by human parents. A goddess from a lost city defends truth. A Tyrannosaurus rex dons the visage of a bat to strike fear into evildoers' hearts. This heroic trinity, alongside a league of other super-powered dinosaurs, join forces to save a prehistoric Earth from the sinister machinations of Darkseid. Wait … what? Okay, maybe you don't know the story. So join us and bear witness to a brand-new — yet older than time — adventure and experience the Justice League as you have never seen them before!"
"I dig the Justice League," Johnson wrote, "but I dig them MORE as dinosaurs." And so did DC editor Katie Kubert, who according to Gedeon, came up with a few of the exceptional names for the characters, like Wonderdon and Flashraptor. "At first I thought of doing Wonder Woman as Pterodactyl or something more athletic looking so that's how I landed on the triceratops. They're herbivores but they could defeat a T-Rex, so that seems fitting for WW. WW is more fierce than Superman so I thought of a rose or a cactus: beautiful from a distance but they can hurt if handled incorrectly. I think this is another layer I tried to incorporate to her design."
Jurassic League #1 is available in comic book stores from DC Comics on the 10th of May, with a variant cover by Walter Simonson.