DC Comics has announced plans for a Geoff Johns-helmed series of one-shots tying into the current“Darkseid War” event occurring in the pages of “Justice League.” “Justice League: Gods and Men” consist of six single issues that focus on key characters from the event and their personal stories and conflict that occur during the universe-shattering war between Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor.
“We’ll see Lex Luthor as he tries to get the power of Darkseid,” Johns said during his Comic-Con International panel. “We see Superman, and something occurs to him that will cause him to become kind of a god of strength, and it’s not necessarily a good thing.””We’ll see Lex Luthor as he tries to get the power of Darkseid,” Johns said. “We see Superman, and something occurs to him that will cause him to become kind of a god of strength, and it’s not necessarily a good thing.”
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!
“Justice League: Gods and Men” arrives in stores in October. The majority of creative teams for the issues have not yet been announced.