DC Comics has announced a new three-month event titled “Shadow War.” It all kicks off on March 29th with Shadow War Alpha #1 written by Josh Williamson with art by Viktor Bogdanovic. The crossover event will blend the worlds of Batman, Robin, and Deathstroke promising major ramifications in the DC universe. If you haven’t yet, check out Batman #118 which kicked off Josh Williamson’s run on Batman this week.
What’s Shadow War Alpha #1 about?
Slade Wilson commits an unthinkable act, and Talia al Ghul, the Daughter of the Demon, is out for blood! The League of Shadows is out to murder Deathstroke and destroy Deathstroke Inc., and it’s up to Batman and Robin to track Slade down and bring him to justice, but do they? This 48-page one-shot is priced at $5.99 and features a main cover by Jonboy Meyers, with variant covers by Bogdanovic and a card stock variant cover by Detective Comics artist Dan Mora, priced at $6.99.
Leading into the start is Robin #12 on March 22nd, also written by Williamson with art by Roger Cruz. It features a changed Damian Wayne returning to Gotham after the end of the Lazarus Tournament, only to have one more opponent to battle to the death: Damian Wayne! Wait for what?!
Issue #7 of Deathstroke Inc. also arrives in stores on March 22, written by Williamson with art by Stephen Segovia. A guest appearance by Slade’s daughter Rose Wilson, a.k.a. Ravager will offer up a father-daughter face off! Ravager wants to know why Deathstroke has proclaimed himself “King of the Super-Villains,” and she’s brought the mysterious character Respawn with her to find out. DC Comics promises past secrets are exposed, resulting in a cliffhanger that leads directly into Shadow War!
From there, “The Shadow War” action continues in April with Batman #122. Deathstroke Inc. #8, and Robin #13 and concludes in May with Batman #123, Shadow War Zone #1, Deathstroke Inc. #9, and Robin #14, concluding with the can’t-miss Shadow War Omega #1.
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