The Justice League decides to lie low and let a brand new era of heroes briefly take over on the finish of Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths #7.
Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths #7 reveals that after seemingly dying by the hands of Pariah’s Darkish Military and leaving the world in a harmful state, the Justice League is able to take a while off.
“In any case we have been by means of, the League felt we wanted time to rethink the Justice League,” Batman tells Nightwing within the difficulty’s finale. “It wants extra than simply new members. It must discover a new mission. A brand new legacy.”
Batman entrusts Nightwing with the job of doubtless main the subsequent iteration of the League or taking extra of a starring function alongside the Titans within the close to future — a chance that the approaching “Daybreak of DC” story initiative, which kicks off in 2023, has teased.
Completely different Iterations of the Justice League
Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths started with the “Dying of the Justice League” story in Justice League #75, which noticed all members of the League trapped in cosmic prisons by Pariah, one of many few survivors of DC’s mid-’80s mega occasion, Disaster on Infinite Earths. Believed lifeless by everybody on Earth, the League was eulogized by youthful superheroes whereas others, like Superman’s son Jon Kent, strove to rebuild the world’s biggest workforce with a brand new roster that included unlikely picks like Frankenstein and Harley Quinn.
That is removed from the primary time that the Justice League has briefly stood down or radically modified. Following the conclusion of Disaster on Infinite Earths in 1986, DC notably determined to rethink the League after its unique e-book, Justice League of America skilled sinking gross sales. Written by Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis, 1987’s iteration of Justice League featured a roster of surprising characters for the time, together with Booster Gold, Physician Destiny, Man Gardner and Mister Miracle. Batman was the only A-list superhero on the workforce, as different well-liked heroes — like Superman and Marvel Girl — had been present process radical reinventions of their respective books of the period. Contemplating that Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths acts as a religious successor to Disaster on Infinite Earths, plainly historical past might as soon as once more repeat itself with an sudden model of the League rising within the close to future.
Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths #7 is written by Joshua Williamson, with artwork by Daniel Sampere, Jack Herbert, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith and Rafa Sandoval. Alejandro Sanchez, Alex Guimaraes, Romulo Fajardo Jr. and Matt Herms present colours and Tom Napolitano letters. The difficulty is on sale now from DC.