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DC’s 2023 event ‘Lazarus Planet’ springs from ‘Batman vs. Robin’

In ‘Lazarus Planet,’ people across the globe begin to develop strange new abilities and witness a whole host of chaos unlike anything the DCU has experienced before!

Press Release

News has come out of New York Comic Con about DC Comics’ 2023 event, and it’s called Lazarus Planet. Headlined by Mark Waid, creators Riccardo Federici, Gene Luen Yang, Billy Tan, Nicole Maines, Skylar Patridge, Francis Manapul, Dan Watters, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, and Josie Campbell will be joining him in the event that spins out of Batman vs. Robin.

So what’s Lazarus Planet about?

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Following the events of Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar’s Batman vs. Robin #4 this December, the Lazarus Volcano has erupted—spewing dangerous and transformative chemicals into Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in chaos across the DC universe! As these Lazarus clouds rain down upon the planet, people across the globe begin to develop strange new abilities, watch their already-extraordinary abilities change, and witness a whole host of chaos unlike anything the DCU has experienced before!

DC’s 2023 Lazarus Planet event kicking off from 'Batman vs. Robin'

Here’s a rundown of the Lazarus Planet titles and their expected release dates:

  • Lazarus Planet: Alpha (1/10)
  • Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton (1/17)
  • Lazarus Planet: We Once Were Gods (1/24)
  • Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn (1/31)
  • Lazarus Planet: Next Evolution (2/7)
  • Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate (2/14)
  • Lazarus Planet: Omega (2/21)

To hype the event, DC Comics released a few questions that might give us clues as far as what we’re in store for including:

  • Can Power Girl free herself from the out-of-control Omen?
  • Who are the mysterious trio claiming to be resurrected siblings of Raven?
  • Will Dreamer’s visions guide our heroes to the path of victory?
  • Can Mercy Graves survive the transformation she’s undergone?
  • Will Martian Manhunter survive a psychic link to a Doomsday nest?
  • Can new hero City Boy hope to commune with Gotham in time to save it?
  • How far would the Question go to chase a lead across a transformed Gotham City?
  • Will the flame of Firestorm burn out yet another horrific host?
  • And what does DC’s Monkey Prince have to do with all of this?

Check out teaser art for the event below.

DC’s 2023 Lazarus Planet event kicking off from 'Batman vs. Robin' DC’s 2023 Lazarus Planet event kicking off from 'Batman vs. Robin'

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

Announced Thursday during the “Explore the DC Multiverse” panel at New York Comic Con, the DC universe will be rocked to its core in DC’s first 2023 event, Lazarus Planet! Event showrunner Mark Waid teams up with Riccardo Federici, Gene Luen Yang, Billy Tan, Nicole Maines, Skylar Patridge, Francis Manapul, Dan Watters, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Josie Campbell, and more, to transform DC’s Super Heroes and Supervillains beginning in January!

Following the events of Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar’s Batman vs. Robin #4 this December, the Lazarus Volcano has erupted—spewing dangerous and transformative chemicals into Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in chaos across the DC universe! As these Lazarus clouds rain down upon the planet, people across the globe begin to develop strange new abilities, watch their already-extraordinary abilities change, and witness a whole host of chaos unlike anything the DCU has experienced before!

We know you’ve got questions about this upcoming DC comic book event, but you’ll have to wait for the Lazarus Planet explosions to begin for your answers! In the meantime, we’re already asking about the effects of Lazarus raining from the skies:

  • Can Power Girl free herself from the out-of-control Omen?
  • Who are the mysterious trio claiming to be resurrected siblings of Raven?
  • Will Dreamer’s visions guide our heroes to the path of victory?
  • Can Mercy Graves survive the transformation she’s undergone?
  • Will Martian Manhunter survive a psychic link to a Doomsday nest?
  • Can new hero City Boy hope to commune with Gotham in time to save it?
  • How far would the Question go to chase a lead across a transformed Gotham City?
  • Will the flame of Firestorm burn out yet another horrific host?
  • And what does DC’s Monkey Prince have to do with all of this?

Here’s a hint for the last one—Damian Wayne puts out a distress call for whoever can still hear it: come to the ruins of the Hall of Justice and help save the world! Blue Beetle, Power Girl, Cyborg, Batman, and more answer the call…but why could the fate of all life as we know it rest in the hands of…Monkey Prince?

Look for DC’s January and February DC Connect magazines to drop in the coming months for more hints into 2023’s Lazarus Planet event and the full creative teams! The weekly Lazarus Planet schedule will include:

  • Lazarus Planet: Alpha (1/10)
  • Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton (1/17)
  • Lazarus Planet: We Once Were Gods (1/24)
  • Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn (1/31)
  • Lazarus Planet: Next Evolution (2/7)
  • Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate (2/14)
  • Lazarus Planet: Omega (2/21)

For the latest information on DC at New York Comic Con, check out the all-new DC website at www.dc.com, and follow on @DCComics and @thedcnation on social media. The DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service includes an impressive collection of classic and recently released comics featuring DC Super Heroes; for more information and a free trial (where applicable), visit the website at www.dcuniverseinfinite.com. DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is not intended for children and is not available in all countries

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