To expand on the epic “Darkseid War” story currently unfolding in the pages of “Justice League,” DC announced back in July that the event would receive an additional series of one-shots. As revealed in the initial press release, the six one-shots each focus on “key characters” from the event and focus on their “personal stories” that unfold during the showdown between Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor.
Now, DC has revealed four of the covers for the six “Justice League: Darkseid War” one-shots exclusively to Comic Book Resources. The covers for the four one-shots — “Shazam,” “Superman,” “Green Lantern” and “The Flash” — all come from artist Francis Manapul and feature the titular characters striking poses in striking new looks. The first of the one-shots, “Justice League: Darkseid War – Batman” #1, arrives in stores this Wednesday.
You can check out the initial information for each of the six one-shots below.
Batman – Armed with the godlike power of the Mobius Chair, the Dark Knight has taken on the role of Metreon and plans to use the infinite knowledge of this device to turn Gotham City into a completely crime-free zone! The issue will be written by Peter Tomasi.
Superman – Corrupted by the weird energies of Apokolips’ fire pits, Superman has been turned into an angry, violent brute. And only one man can possibly save him: Lex Luthor.
Green Lantern – Oa has been conquered and transformed into a Parademon factory and the Green Lantern Corps is no more! Only Hal Jordan remains to follow a distress call from the last active Lantern seen fighting on Oa: John Stewart
Lex Luthor – At last, Lex Luthor, the new ruler of Apokolips, can do what he never could accomplish on Earth: hold the fate of a world in his hands. But his one failure from the “Darkseid War” continues to keep him from the peace he craves – and only a crazed Superman can help him get it!
The Flash – The Flash takes on the role of death’s harbinger, the Black Racer. And the beneficiary of his first visit is Aquaman!
Shazam! – Instead of accessing the powers of the old gods, Billy Batson now commands the combined powers of the New Gods like Highfather, Mantis and others trapped within the Source Wall. And that’s power that no mortal should possess!