With the “Convergence” storyline wrapping up it is time to get back to DCU continuity. Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok return to helm the fan favorite Justice League books. Today issue #41 released marking the start of “Darkseid War.” We know so far that this we be an epic battle between Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor. Today’s issue revealed that this story arc is going to be so much more than that. With a crazy surprise ending, old villains returning, and a new face to fear this Justice League run is sure to be memorable.
In the opening chapter of “Darkseid War” events conspire that I’m sure no one saw coming. Lex Luthor gets gunned down by none other than his sister, Lena Luthor. It seems that this has been the plan all along according to writer Geoff Johns. It also looks like the anti-Justice Leaguers, The Crime Syndicate will play a part in this story line as well.
“When I first mentioned Lena in Forever Evil and brought her into Justice League almost a year ago, I always knew she was going to be the one that shot Lex in this moment. We wanted to get her on stage, and have her as a presence in the book. She’ll be a key player in the storyline too.” “It’s not like we cut to the Crime Syndicate for no reason,” Johns revealed. “We don’t cut to them just to cut to them. They’re going to be players in the storyline too. “
With so many moving pieces Johns assures that the core story element of Darkseid vs. Anti-Monitor will not be lost.
“We’re still doing this great story of Darkseid vs. the Anti Monitor, but it has to be a lot more than that. It has to be more complex,” Johns said. “And we have a lot of characters, new characters that we want to introduce.”
“Darkseid War” has just gotten underway so you still have a chance to get in on this action packed ride. Issue #41 is on sale now and issue #42 will hit the racks on July 15th. Wonder Woman searches for a way to end this and Batman’s soul is up for grabs. Be sure to keep up with the Justice League’s “Darkseid War.”