DC Comics August 2022 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
Justice League Defies Death In Dark Crisis?!
DARK CRISIS #3
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Variant cover by LEE WEEKS
1:25 variant cover by JOHN GIANG
1:50 variant cover by ETHAN YOUNG
1:100 foil variant cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Homage variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
$4.99 | 32 pages | 3 of 7 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/2/22
THE BATTLE OF THE EMERALD ARMY HAS BEGUN!
Hal Jordan has launched all-out war on Pariah and the Dark Army to avenge his fallen Justice League teammates—but how can one man stand in the way of the Great Darkness? Meanwhile back on Earth, Titans Tower has burned and Deathstroke’s army has continued its scorched-earth march across the planet. To stop Slade Wilson, the young heroes of the DCU might have no other choice than to turn to the brutal tactics of Black Adam…
DARK CRISIS: WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE – GREEN LANTERN #1
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art and cover by FERNANDO BLANCO
Backup written by NADIA SHAMMAS
Backup art by JACK HERBERT
1:25 variant cover by MARIO FOCCILLO
1:50 foil variant cover by FERNANDO BLANCO
$4.99 | 40 pages | One-shot
ON SALE 8/9/22
When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…but the spirit of the Justice League can never truly die. John Stewart takes flight to defend his planet as the Emerald Knight of Justice alongside allies Red Hood and the blind prophet Kyle Rayner! Plus: Hawkgirl takes to the skies in her own unique world! Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of the DCU’s biggest event of 2022!
DARK CRISIS: YOUNG JUSTICE #3
Written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN
Art by LAURA BRAGA
Cover by MAX DUNBAR
Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/16/22
Sins of the old! In response to their lack of gratitude, the world holding Superboy, Impulse, and Tim Drake captive has brought back the three villains who have caused them the most pain to keep them in their place: Deathstroke, Captain Boomerang, and Lex Luthor. Old wounds will open. Wonder Girl and her search team will have to hurry up before there’s no Young Justice left to save!
THE FLASH #785
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
Cover by TAURIN CLARKE
Variant cover by GEORGE KAMBADAIS
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/16/22
A Dark Crisis tie-in: the search for Barry Allen! Just when the speedsters seem to have snapped Barry out of Pariah’s clutches, Wallace seems to be falling in… and the creator of Barry’s mind prisons isn’t about to let the team of speedsters just run off. And even if they could, where exactly would they run to…?
The Dark Crisis tie-in storyline races to its conclusion!
Here’s the Dark Crisis checklist or scorecard.
While Dark Crisis is an event that has far-reaching consequences for DC Comics and its super-hero publishing line, it’s output is not that unwieldly and not invasive.
While it’s end will see the publishing line catch-up, and changes to the DC multiverse / omniverse, until we get to that in January 2023, it looks like an event that is not so hard on the pocketbook despite historic levels of inflation we’re all grappling with.