The story spins out of Death of the Justice League (see “Preview: ‘Justice League’ #75 Covers”). The homeworld of Pariah was destroyed in Marv Wolfman and George Perez’s 1985 event Crisis on Infinite Earths, along with the rest of the infinite Multiverse. In the new series, Pariah attempts to bring his world and the Multiverse back, wielding a powerful ancient weapon to destroy Earth-0. With the Justice League gone, the rest of the superheroes must unite to fight this menace, but not everyone is on board.
The event will kick off on Free Comic Book Day, May 7, with Dark Crisis #0 FCBD Special Edition, by Williamson, Sampere, and Jim Cheung, with a cover by Sampere. That will be followed by the one-shot Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1, written by Williamson along with Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips, and Phillip Kennedy Johnson and featuring art by Clayton Henry, Dan Jurgens, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca, and others. The main cover will be by Sampere, and there will be a variant cover by Chris Burnham and a 1:25 variant cover By Raf Sarmento. The a 48-page one-shot will be released on May 31 with an MSRP of $5.99 for the regular cover and $6.99 for the card stock variants.
“Dark Crisis is an epic DCU event about legacy,” Williamson said in the announcement from DC. “It will have all the giant, fun cosmic battles and Multiversal set pieces, but it’s not about reboots, retcons, or rewriting time and space. At its core it’s about the characters and the relationships that we’ve seen built over DC’s great history. Dark Crisis spins out of Justice League 75 'DEATH OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE' and connects all the story threads across the DCU since Infinite Frontier #0 in a major way. Unifying the new legacy of the DCU as we honor the classic. You can't miss it!”
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