DC Comics will launch Lazarus Planet, an editorial event that will transform DC’s Super Heroes and Supervillains, in January with Mark Waid as event showrunner, the company announced at New York Comic Con.  Other creators involved in the project include Riccardo Federici, Gene Luen Yang, Billy Tan, Nicole Maines, Skylar Patridge, Francis Manapul, Dan Watters, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, and Josie Campbell.

The storyline flows out of Batman vs. Robin #4, by Waid and Mahmud Asrar, which will street in December.  In that story, the Lazarus Volcano erupted, spewing chemicals in the atmosphere that cause people to develop new abilities and watch their current extraordinary abilities change.

In part of the story, Damian Wayne calls Blue Beetle, Power Girl, Cyborg, Batman, and others to the ruins of the Hall of Justice to help him save the world, but the fate of all live as we know it is in the hands of Monkey Prince.

The core issues will be:

  • Lazarus Planet: Alpha (1/10)
  • Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton (1/17)
  • Lazarus Planet: We Once Were Gods (1/24)
  • Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn (1/31)
  • Lazarus Planet: Next Evolution (2/7)
  • Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate (2/14)
  • Lazarus Planet: Omega (2/21)

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