While Event Leviathan may have come to an end, the impact of the comic book crossover and debut of the eponymous clandestine organization will be felt throughout the DC Universe in 2020.
This February, DC Comics is publishing Leviathan Dawn, an oversized one-shot special, reuniting the Event Leviathan creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. Bendis confirmed that the issue would serve as both an extended epilogue to the recently concluded crossover but also serve as a fresh jumping-on point to the story for those that may have missed it. Additionally, Bendis revealed that Leviathan stories would expand across much of DC's publishing line across the coming year.
"This is going to be kind of be what the format is for the Leviathan Saga moving forward," explained Bendis in an exclusive interview with CBR. "There's going to be specials and miniseries that connect to a larger story as it goes and fallout in the books themselves -- not just the ones I'm writing -- to other books with any character that showed up in Event Leviathan like Batgirl. The fallout will be felt in their books, too."
Event Leviathan had the various intelligence agencies and organizations within the DCU systemically dismantled by a new, masked villain named Leviathan and his own private army. By the end, Leviathan was still active and on the loose, revealed to be a familiar DC Comics character, while the heroes were left reeling by the organization's explosive arrival.
Leviathan Dawn #1 is written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Alex Maleev. It is scheduled to go on sale Feb. 26 from DC Comics.