The DC Universe is headed in some unique directions in the near future, between the imminent shutdown of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths and the subsequent launch of the year-long “Dawn of DC” storyline. The former event has drawn an ever-growing number of characters into its orbit, telling a story that pays homage to parts of canon and earlier Crisis events in the process. Of this week Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1 is absolutely no exception, delivering a detail that is a key figure in the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths decades earlier. Front spoilers Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1 from Mark Waid, Delilah S. Dawson, Dennis Culver, Freddie E. Williams II, Jack Herbert, Adriano Lucas and Troy Peteri below! Watch only if you want to know!
The issue sees Damian Wayne, along with Power Girl, Doctor Light, Red Canary, and Sideways, traverse the remnants of the multiverse in search of an advantage against Pariah and the Dark Army. After encountering a Cosmic Tuning Fork and battling Shadow Demons, the group ends up in the House of Heroes, the former headquarters of The Monitor. The group accidentally gets into a fight with the pariah-possessed Justice League Incarnate – and in the midst of the chaos, Doctor Light learns an important piece of information about himself. She is suddenly able to harness the energy of pure light from all over the multiverse, a connection she believes The Monitor provided her with when he first gave her powers years ago.
Doctor Light then emerges in an epic armored costume and uses her abilities to remove the darkness from the Justice League Incarnate and return everything to normal.
What is Dawn of DC?
Not only does this reveal shed Doctor Light’s debut in the original Crisis in a whole new light, but it also adds a powerful channel of light to the canon of the DC Universe – something that’s sure to prove useful in the fight against Pariah. Once that’s said and done, the universe will head to Lazarus Planet, an event that will lead to the “Dawn of DC” initiative.
“After the events that are about to end in the Multiverse in Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths and DC Universe: Lazarus Planetthe DC Universe will be on its way to light,” DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee said in a statement. “Featuring brand new series and storylines from some of the best creative members in comics, Dawn of DC is one of our most ambitious initiatives ever and is an opportunity for us to tell bigger and bolder stories across our line.”
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