The “Darkseid War” arc in Justice League has moved into a phase where the members of the League are becoming gods themselves! Batman has become the God of Knowledge, taking over Metron’s chair. And, in this tie-in, Barry Allen has become the Black Racer, the embodiment of death itself! Can Barry outrun death?
MORE (INCLUDING MINOR SPOILERS) AFTER THE JUMP
Crave Online has a preview of Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash, in which the Flash becomes the New Gods’ avatar of death, the Black Racer. Darkseid is dead, and the Flash is now bound to death…but can he outrace part of himself?
Written by Rob Williams, art by Jesus Merino, cover by Francis Manapul. In stores Wednesday.
CBR has unveiled Francis Manapul’s covers for Justice League: Darkseid War — a set of one-shots coming out over the next month focusing on how each character has been changed by the death of Darkseid. Shazam is now channelling the powers of the New Gods, Batman has Metron’s Mobius Chair…and the Flash has become the Black Racer, personification of Death. (Not to be confused with the Black Flash, personification of Death.)
Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash is out next week.
Newsarama has the scoop: the six Darkseid War tie-ins originally titled Justice League: Gods and Men are being renamed as Justice League: Darkseid War, which not only makes more sense, but is harder to confuse with Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
They also posted this piece by Jason Fabok from the upcoming Justice League #44, revealing just what the Flash will look like when he becomes a New God – specifically the Black Racer, avatar of death.
Justice League: Darkseid War – The Flash ships in October, written by Rob Williams with art by Jesus Merino and a cover by Francis Manapul.
Update: The book is now scheduled for November 5.
Announced at SDCC on Friday: Geoff Johns is writing a set of one-shots tying into Darkseid War, “Justice League: Gods and Men” with a cover or promo image by past Flash writer/artist Francis Manapul. In Justice League: Gods and Men: The Flash, “The Flash takes on the role of death’s harbinger, the Black Racer. And the beneficiary of his first visit is Aquaman!” Update: It turns out Geoff Johns isn’t actually writing these after all. Update: The series is now called Justice League: Darkseid War, and the issue will be out November 5.
Wait…Geoff Johns is turning Barry Allen into the super-speed avatar of death for an issue of a special series? Didn’t I read this a few years back? Continue reading