During Geoff Johns’ spotlight panel, he revealed that there will be six one shots spinning out of the current “Justice League” storyline, “The Darkseid War”. These issues are scheduled to come out in October and will focus on different, key members of the Justice League and their individual struggle during this fight. Johns will write them all but the artists are still unknown.
Here is the lineup:
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!
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 Stewar
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!
“The Darkseid War” was stated to be only confined to “Justice League” and that’s why this works for me. Instead of crossing over into different titles and pausing those storylines, these one shots will act as their own thing for this storyline without affecting anything else. Johns may be hit or miss since taking a larger role at DC Comics but “Justice League” has remained one of DC’s best titles and so far “The Darkseid War” has been very good. This could allow some extra storytelling that would otherwise be rushed over in the main title.