DC Comics and Shadow War Omega #1 Spoilers and Review follows.
An Important Lead-In To Dark Crisis!
The book has a few variant covers below to complement the main cover above.
The promise of the issue can be deduced from its solicitation.
SHADOW WAR: OMEGA #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
Variant cover by MIKEL JANÍN
1:25 variant cover by JAMES STOKOE
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/31/22
THE SHADOW WAR’S EPIC CONCLUSION!
The shocking finale of the Shadow War! Lives have been lost. Heroes and villains have fallen in battle. And now the real mastermind behind the Shadow War has been revealed. But they are far from done! Batman and Robin are all that’s left to put a stop to their real plans. Can the father-and-son duo work together to save the day? Events in this issue lead directly into DC’s next big summer event!
The book opens with the revelation of why Geo-Force turned heel.
He wasn’t able to save Markovia from Talia Al Ghul and her criminal organization Leviathan.
Then we pivot back to modern day where Geo-Force revealed that he killed Ra’s Al Ghul and framed Deathstroke.
We also learn of that the trauma of what Deathstroke did to Terra, Geo-Force’s sistsr, back in the day also has compounded his mental decline.
A battle ensues including Damian Wayne Robin going one-on-one with Geo-Force.
Talia Al Ghul wants to kill Geo-Force, but…
…her and Batman’s son convinced her otherwise.
She does need to subdue him though.
The book ends with Geo-Force and Talia Al Ghul imprisoned by Cameron Chase among other revelations.
In the epilogue we learn of Slade Wilson Deathstroke’s fate.
He’s been thrown into a Lazarus Pit by the Secret Society of Super-Villains.
He is reborn with a new mission.
To kill everyone.
Is this the Lazarus Pit resurrection madness speaking or a genuine plan?
We begin to find out in next week’s Dark Crisis #1 (of 7).
While much of this issue was a disappointment, not because the story was poor or due to the art, both were well crafted, but because Geo-Force has been a longstanding fave super-hero of mine. Seeing his villainous and murderous turn was sad to see. Understandable, when you read the mental trauma he revealed this issue, but still sad. The epilogue sets up Deathstroke and his Secret Society of Super-Villains role in Dark Crisis which is intriguing. 7 out of 10.