Third Eye Guide to Dark Crisis
DARK CRISIS TAKES THE DC UNIVERSE BACK TO IT'S ROOTS THIS SUMER & SETS THE STAGE FOR THE BIGGEST THING TO HIT THE DC UNIVERSE SINCE FLASHPOINT BROUGHT US THE NEW 52 & DC REBIRTH!
Third Eye Faithful: you know us - we're huge fans of the epic, multiverse-spanning generational storytelling that DC Comics is known for, and when we saw that they were cooking up something big (which we get the first glimpse of in 4/29's JUSTICE LEAGUE #75) with DARK CRISIS -- we knew we had to shout it out to you!
The DC Universe holds a special place in the hearts of many comic fans, with it's focus on the rich history and legacy of the characters we've all grown up with as fans. Whether your Robin was Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, or Damian Wayne: there's no doubt that the since of character eras and world-building of DCU is something you've come to appreciate.
This Summer, the DC Universe explodes in a way that brings back much of the multiverse-spanning storytelling they're known for, and we are so damn stoked about a Crisis so big it could only be called: DARK CRISIS!
WHAT'S THE QUICK SCOOP ON DARK CRISIS? EVERY DC MEGA-VILLAIN EVER -- FROM NEKRON TO THE ANTI-MONITOR & BEYOND WORKING FOR DARKSEID!!!
Dark Crisis at its core is very reminiscent of the most beloved Crisis: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, with it's focus on taking the last 10-20 years of DCU continuity (stretching back to pre-NEW 52 big hits like FINAL CRISIS, INFINITE CRISIS, BLACKEST NIGHT, and more and then spreading its influence through FLASHPOINT and DARK NIGHTS METAL) and making sense of everything while at the same time telling a HUGE storyline that is packed with action.
We've been lucky enough to see some early glimpses at DARK CRISIS, and holy crap: it's an incredible achievement. I mean: we haven't seen something this epic in quite some time, and the closest thing we can think of in recent years to compare it to is the 🔥 that was DARK NIGHTS METAL!
It all starts with a mysterious ambassador, a DC villain many of us know and love, the one and only DEATHSTROKE -- but something is different about him, and he's working as an emissary for something much bigger than what we know... the Great Darkness.
That's right, Third Eye Faithful: DARKSEID has assembled a literal army of mega-villains from EVERY DC Universe event - from NEKRON to ANTI-MONITOR and everything in-between: they're all there, and their leader? Darkseid is.
YOU MAY ASK: IT'S BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE I'VE READ OR I'VE NEVER READ DC COMICS, BUT I LOVE THE UNIVERSE: IS THIS A GOOD PLACE TO START?
Short answer: YES to both!
LONG ANSWER: For those of you who've come up with the DCU, you probably have one pivotal event storyline that defines the world for you: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, 52, FLASHPOINT, BLACKEST NIGHT, DARK NIGHTS METAL, etc -- and even if it's been a few years since that event, the way this story has been crafted is put together in a way that you'll appreciate all the connections to yesteryear while also being able to jump in without having to do a ton of catch-up.
And, then for those of you who've come up with the lore via the CW DCU or the DCU movies, or heck, maybe you've just fell in love with things like INJUSTICE and you want to dive into more: a CRISIS is ALWAYS a good place to begin with the DC Universe.
There'll be a few things you may have questions about, but you and us both know that half the fun of the DC Universe is the mystery and intrigue that leads us down so many cool new story paths.
With that being said, DARK CRISIS is built in such a way that this is a perfect place to get to know the DCU's biggest icons, and then jump into their monthly series!
WHERE TO GET STARTED?
The best place to dive into DARK CRISIS and get a head-start on this Summer's big event is with JUSTICE LEAGUE #75: DEATH OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, which drops Wednesday 4/29/22.
This special issue is set many months into the future of the DC Universe from where it is now, and kind of showcases a look at what's to come with the GREAT DARKNESS.
Plus -- for those of you who keep track of key issue moments like FIRST APPEARANCES, JUSTICE LEAGUE #75 may be a good book to snag -- just trust us.
From there, the next big spot is DARK CRISIS #0 which drops on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 5/7/22, and is a great precursor to the event, and then from there, DARK CRISIS #1 drops on 6/7/22!
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