The Fate of the Justice League after 'Darkseid War' Revealed

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

Last week's JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 gave everyone the background they need for June's JUSTICE LEAGUE #41. The Darkseid War is coming and it pretty much means bad news for the Justice League. In the beginning of the New 52, we saw the League form to take on the threat of Darkseid. Despite his defeat, his plans did not end there. Throw in the Anti-Monitor and there is not going to be any rest for the League.

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In this year's Free Comic Book Day special, DIVERGENCE, we got a glimpse at the things to come. This isn't the first time a Free Comic Book Day issue has offered a prophecy of sorts. The same thing happened in the 2012 special as well.

It seems the fate of the members of the League has been revealed. In order to take a look at some of them, there will be spoilers for the DIVERGENCE issue, although we won't go through all of the future glimpses. Hopefully you had a chance to read it. It's not clear when these events will occur. We can also assume DC's upcoming "looser continuity" won't be a problem with lining these events up with any individual series immediately.

Hal Jordan

Hal Jordan just returned to Earth and the League. With one sentence, things are looking a little bleak for Hal.

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At first glance, it does look like it's Hal making the sacrifice. He is the character seen in the image. Hal is sometimes a little selfish but overall, he is pretty heroic. Could we be seeing the death of Hal? Will he have to sacrifice his power ring or battery?

Although, you could almost argue that perhaps it's Batman that will be making the sacrifice. What does Batman have to try to keep under control? Why does he have to keep his head clear? This leads us to the next glimpse.

Batman

It wouldn't be surprising to see Batman make a sacrifice. Heck, he laid things all on the line at the end of Endgame in trying to save Gotham City and defeat Joker. (This is where the Continuity Police starts screaming about Batman's appearance here and what just apparently happened to change him in his series). Now it looks like another pretty big change is going to happen to the Dark Knight.

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A New God is born. Does that mean Batman becomes a New God? Is that even possible? What's with the fancy blue lighting? I can't recall a regular person being reborn as a New God but it looks like Batman is going to have complete knowledge over everything. Is something going to happen to Metron? I think it's safe to assume this won't be a permanent change.

Batman is often set up as being able to figure everything out. He is the World's Greatest Detective after all. But this looks like it'll elevate him to a new level.

Superman?

What does the "S" stand for? Many would say it stands for "hope." It looks like there won't be very much hope soon.

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Here we see Lex Luthor, of all people, questioning where Superman has gone. If you haven't been keeping up with JUSTICE LEAGUE, Lex has become a member of the team. We saw, during the Amazo Virus arc, that Lex might actually want to be a better person now. It won't be easy.

For some reason, Superman is gone and Lex is left holding Superman's cape. As we also saw in this Free Comic Book Day issue, things have gotten a little messed up in Superman's personal life (we mentioned it in more detail HERE). That doesn't quite explain his sudden disappearance. Unless his new status and the way people now view Superman. Perhaps he was forced off the team. He'll have to deal with this new status quo and the person that put him in this new position. It could be that Superman feels he needs time away to adjust to it all.

Aquaman

Aquaman's been going through a bit in his own title. It appears he's finally getting his house in order. The image we see of him doesn't look good for him either.

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We see him being attacked by Parademons. That means this is definitely taking place during the Darkseid War. The mention of a king "drowning" probably doesn't mean he's actually physically drowning. Unless something is done to alter his physiology, Arthur isn't going to drown if pulled under water. It could be more metaphorically. Will the events of the War be too much for him and his duties to Atlantis? Will there be some sort of conflict with his time to his people and his responsibilities to the League?

Cyborg and Shazam

The good news is it looks like these two buddies are still hanging out together. The bad news is something pretty not so good is happening.

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Again, the ominous words could be taken different ways. It wouldn't be likely that Cyborg and Shazam will both die. They do appear injured, or at least Shazam does. His powers appear a little out of flux. What does he want Vic to say? Will Vic somehow be able to trigger Billy's magical transformation? But if they're on a battlefield, why would Shazam want to change? Cyborg appears to be okay. It's hard to tell if there's something going on with his left arm or if all that energy is coming from Shazam.

There were a couple other prophecies but, as mentioned, we'll save those for you to read. We're obviously all excited about the Darkseid War. What are your thoughts and interpretations on these images?

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#1 Posted by righteous300 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so hype for this.

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#2 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait... so there are two Darkseid's fighting?... Shouldn't that be totally impossible with Old Gods being multiversal constants?

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#3 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

oh this is gonna e awesome

~MiB

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#4 Posted by dondave (41759 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

Wait... so there are two Darkseid's fighting?... Shouldn't that be totally impossible with Old Gods being multiversal constants?

Where did you get two Darkseid's from?

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#5 Posted by dondave (41759 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man Earth 2 Jimmy Olsen became a New God.

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#7 Posted by jwalser3 (6127 posts) - - Show Bio

If that happens to Batman I will stop reading.

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#8 Posted by BlackLegRaph (5504 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

Wait... so there are two Darkseid's fighting?... Shouldn't that be totally impossible with Old Gods being multiversal constants?

The other is the Anti-Monitor. He's ah.........a bit smaller in the New 52.

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#9 Posted by Farkam (12057 posts) - - Show Bio

Batgod.

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#11 Edited by Regas13 (266 posts) - - Show Bio

I bet Batman becomes a blue lantern and Hal tries to teach him how to use it.

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#12 Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio
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#13 Posted by Mooty_Pass (10031 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME GO BATMAN! and AQUA-MAN and SUPERMAN

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#15 Posted by TheLurker (990 posts) - - Show Bio

Just imagine the prep that Bat-Metron could come up with!

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#16 Posted by slade_wilson (776 posts) - - Show Bio
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@teerack said:

Wait... so there are two Darkseid's fighting?... Shouldn't that be totally impossible with Old Gods being multiversal constants?

The other is the Anti-Monitor. He's ah.........a bit smaller in the New 52.

Holy crap... they really just made someone who used to be the size of galactus the size of a person? That's crazy.

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#18 Posted by Dogofwarorion (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Takion was a human being who became a new god

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#19 Posted by carlomaldonado10 (29 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope Hal Jordan shines in this because I'm tired of the way the character as been written in the GL books.

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#20 Posted by iDude (1148 posts) - - Show Bio
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#21 Posted by primebonnick (4291 posts) - - Show Bio

So whats gonna happen to wonder woman?

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#22 Posted by dondave (41759 posts) - - Show Bio

Takion was a human being who became a new god

Takion wasn't a New God he was the embodiment of the Source. It's why he's more powerful than your average New God.

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#23 Posted by ARMIV2 (10074 posts) - - Show Bio

I swear if Bat-God becomes a real long-lasting thing...

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#24 Posted by Nolidoli (100 posts) - - Show Bio

Woah this is interesting

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#25 Posted by TacoRev (43 posts) - - Show Bio

why does hal have his ring in this but not in his own book?

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#26 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@sgtsasquatch: This likely takes place before the events of the latest GL comic

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#27 Posted by tensor (8573 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman look like Metron.

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#28 Posted by Vivide (3279 posts) - - Show Bio

So they finally bend over to the batfans?

no surprise there

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#29 Posted by Dogofwarorion (39 posts) - - Show Bio
@dondave said:
@dogofwarorion said:

Takion was a human being who became a new god

Takion wasn't a New God he was the embodiment of the Source. It's why he's more powerful than your average New God.

Ok, my bad, I thought that it was what made him a New God

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#30 Posted by terry2012 (9823 posts) - - Show Bio

Just imagine the prep that Bat-Metron could come up with!

Laughing out loud.

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#31 Posted by Samuel_Simmons (214 posts) - - Show Bio

@blacklegraph@teerack They didn't make anti-monitor smaller. I know he used to to be galactus size in pre52, but his first appearance in the original crisis, he was this size and had this armor. http://www.comicvine.com/images/1300-1175740

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#32 Edited by Rubear (4651 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman surely looks like Metron with this glowing lines.

@teerack said:
@blacklegraph said:
@teerack said:

Wait... so there are two Darkseid's fighting?... Shouldn't that be totally impossible with Old Gods being multiversal constants?

The other is the Anti-Monitor. He's ah.........a bit smaller in the New 52.

Holy crap... they really just made someone who used to be the size of galactus the size of a person? That's crazy.

Look at car at the front of image and then on the size of them, aga)

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#33 Posted by SSdeadlyvirus (44 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm completely lost here since I don't read justice league (I mostly keep to the solo comics of characters I like) but this looks and sounds awesome.

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#34 Posted by lettsplay10 (20589 posts) - - Show Bio

That picture of Darkseid and Anti-Monitor fighting is Awesome

but one question how is Anti-monitor fighting Darkseid

Darkseid gets beat by the JLA

i thought Anti-Monitor was Galactus level or higher

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#35 Posted by scavengerFist (1935 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Cyborg's power source was depleting so Shazam wanted him to taste his "magical" power...thus the line dividing science and magic blurring and seeing "science and magic die".

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#36 Posted by Ostyo (14103 posts) - - Show Bio

The "S" stands for sex machine.

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#37 Edited by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

That picture of Darkseid and Anti-Monitor fighting is Awesome

but one question how is Anti-monitor fighting Darkseid

Darkseid gets beat by the JLA

i thought Anti-Monitor was Galactus level or higher

He was way above Galactus, in fact the AM is perhaps the first 'universe buster' in comics.

'Was' is the key word however, while Darkseid appears to have been beffed up with the New 52, the AM appears to have been vastly depowered.

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#38 Posted by saoakden (1285 posts) - - Show Bio

I am beyond excited for this story arc. I've been loving Geoff Johns run on Justice League and Jason Fabok on art is just awesome.

I just have one question. There is this one character listing off names in the comic saying who's going to be there. One of the names dropped was Jason. No last named is given so my question is the Jason their talking about Firestorm?

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#39 Posted by LCazT1996 (642 posts) - - Show Bio

Do BatGod feats count during Battle of the Weeks? xD

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#40 Posted by FuzzyLittleRodent (2087 posts) - - Show Bio

Lord Chew's light shines brightly on this fine day. Prep bless us all.

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#41 Edited by Wowlock (907 posts) - - Show Bio

So Batman gets Metron's power ? Is he ...Batron now ?!

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#42 Edited by MuyJingo (2862 posts) - - Show Bio

This is where the Continuity Police starts screaming about Batman's appearance here and what just apparently happened to change him in his series

Continuity Police? I think anyone who is a fan will be speculating as to Batman's fate.

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#43 Posted by Black_Claw (3375 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Flash and Wondy?

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#44 Posted by Dogofwarorion (39 posts) - - Show Bio

@saoakden said:

I am beyond excited for this story arc. I've been loving Geoff Johns run on Justice League and Jason Fabok on art is just awesome.

I just have one question. There is this one character listing off names in the comic saying who's going to be there. One of the names dropped was Jason. No last named is given so my question is the Jason their talking about Firestorm?

Yeah I was wondering the same thing

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#45 Posted by Superguy1591 (7539 posts) - - Show Bio

@lettsplay10: N52 Darkseid is way stronger than PC Darkseid.

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#46 Posted by captain_batman_FTW (8905 posts) - - Show Bio

Fu*k no! I just saw the fate of Superman, and I'm crying just because I saw that spoiler :'(

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#47 Posted by Superguy1591 (7539 posts) - - Show Bio

@primebonnick: For all intent and purposes, this is her arc. The story revolves around her.

Anyway, I'm going to try to answer as much as I can going by JL40.

1.) BATMAN: In JL40 Metron says that Anti was Metron until he was removed from the chair and fell to disgrace. Metron is a title that is awarded to those who sit on Mobius (the chair). In JL40 (SPOILERS!)

Metron was knocked off by Darkseid's daughter and Mobius was left empty. Anyone who sits on Mobius becomes Metron. Logically speaking, I'm guessing Batman sat on it.

2.) Green Lantern: they could very well be killing off Hal to make room for Jessica Cruz in JL. He's been gone from GL for a while now and Geoff has hinted at trying to make Jess more prominent.

3.) Superman got erased from existence. Why? Because Geoff likes taking him out of the JL. This is the 4th arc he's done it. The only arcs where Superman is prominent is the Amazo virus arc.

4.) Aquaman is a mystery to me.

5.) This all happens before Convergence. The post-convergence Comics have nothing to do with JL. The JL book will make the jump after The Darkseid War Arc.

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#49 Posted by _Nox_ (9701 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm beginning to feel like a Bat-God.

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#50 Posted by _Nox_ (9701 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm beginning to feel like a Bat-God.

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