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Everything we know about DC's 'Absolute Power' 2024 event

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Everything we know about DC’s ‘Absolute Power’ 2024 event

Get info on everything ‘Absolute Power’ running through July.

Press Release

Today, DC Comics has released story details and tons of art for their upcoming event, Absolute Power. It all kicks off with Absolute Power 2024 FCBD Special Edition on May 4, carries into a prelude with Absolute Power: Ground Zero on June 25th, with the official four-issue series launching July 3rd. The series features the Trinity of Evil (Brainiac Queen, Failsafe, and Amanda Waller), which aims to eliminate all metahumans in the DC Universe.

Originally announced in February, get all the details below!

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  • Absolute Power 2024 FCBD Special Edition (May 4) – Recaps the events that led up to Absolute Power, including an original story by Mark Waid and Mikel Janín, and a sneak preview of Absolute Power #1
  • Absolute Power: Ground Zero (June 25) – One-shot prelude anthology, with stories by Mark Waid, Nicole Maines and Joshua Williamson
  • Absolute Power #1 of 4 (July 3) – DC returns to New Comic Book Wednesday with issue #1 of its summer blockbuster
  • Absolute Power: Task Force VII Biweekly Series (July) – Various forms of the Amazo Robot square off against DC’s Super Heroes
  • Absolute Power: Origins #1 of 3 (July 24) – The definitive history of the head of Task Force X revealed
  • Absolute Power Tie-In Titles (July) – DC’s “Trinity” of Super Heroes continue the fight in their own titles

Absolute Power 2024 FCBD Special Edition (Available Saturday, May 4)

Fans can get an early jump on the excitement and intrigue of Absolute Power on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 4, with the Absolute Power 2024 FCBD Special Edition, available at participating comic book shops nationwide (while supplies last).

This 32-page one-shot features an original 12-page story by writer and series architect Mark Waid (with art by Mikel Janín), a recap of the events that led up to Absolute Power, plus a sneak preview of Absolute Power #1.

Absolute Power: Ground Zero #1 (On Sale Tuesday, June 25)

As the DC Universe braces for the Absolute Power onslaught, the key to capturing all metahuman powers on planet Earth will finally be unlocked in this oversize one-shot prelude. Bridging the events of BatmanSuperman, Action Comics, and Suicide Squad: Dream TeamAbsolute Power: Ground Zero #1 brings Amanda Waller’s total dominance to the doorsteps of DC’s Super Heroes, using the combined might of Failsafe, the Brainiac Queen, and the Suicide Squad. 

Featuring a main cover by Absolute Power series artist Dan Mora, Absolute Power: Ground Zero #1 brings together an all-star roster of creative talent to show how this plan comes together, including Mark Waid, Nicole Maines, Joshua Williamson, and Chip Zdarsky, along with artists Gleb Melnikov, V Ken Marion, and Skylar Patridge.

Absolute Power #1 (of 4) (On Sale Wednesday, July 3)

DC makes its return to Wednesday for the release of new titles with the arrival of Absolute Power #1 at participating comic book shops and e-tailers.

The combined powers of Failsafe and the Brainiac Queen have finally given Amanda Waller the ability to capture the powers of every metahuman, whether Super Hero or Super-Villain, on Earth. As chaos erupts in the streets and a massive disinformation campaign sways public opinion, the Suicide Squad commander methodically targets DC’s most powerful Super Heroes and their allies. But despite all that’s facing Superman, Wonder Woman, and other DC metahumans, a resistance is forming, with Batman leading the charge. 

Mark Waid and Dan Mora are the team behind this must-have debut issue, with a main and variant cover by Mora and additional variant covers by Jim Lee, Stephen Bliss, Puppeteer Lee, Chris Samnee, Chrissie Zullo, Wes Craig, and John Timms.

Everything we know about DC's 'Absolute Power' 2024 event

Absolute Power: Task Force VII  

Absolute Power: Task Force VII is a biweekly companion series that explores the events of Absolute Power from the Super-Villains’ perspective, as the Trinity of Evil co-opts the combined powers of Amazo and the technology of Failsafe in their quest to eliminate all metahumans.

On sale July 10, Absolute Power: Task Force VII #1 is written by Leah Williams with art by Caitlin Yarsky and introduces the Last Son. Waller’s living weapon has eliminated the threat of Superman and all his allies in Metropolis, and nowit’s setting its sights on the DC Universe’s other metahuman clan: Shazam, Mary Marvel, and the rest of the Shazamily.

A hostile takeover is in store for the citizens of Atlantis on July 24, as Absolute Power: Task Force VII #2 introduces the Amazo robot known as Depth Charge. Depth Charge has stolen not only Aquaman’s powers, but his throne, and the Atlantean populace must either toe the line or risk having their powers taken as well. It falls to Mera and the rest of the Aqua-Family to launch a revolution without being discovered in this exciting issue by writer John Layman and artist Max Raynor.

Absolute Power: Task Force VII #3 ends the month with a bang on July 31, as the Amazo robot Jadestone absorbs the powers of the Justice Society of America. But after being compromised by Green Lantern Alan Scott’s willpower, Jadestone is faced with the possibility of making its own decisions. Will it continue to execute Waller’s orders or exercise free will, as the remaining JSA members attempt a rescue to free their teammates and escape to the Tower of Fate? Find out in this story from Green Lantern writer Jeremy Adams and artist Marco Santucci.

Absolute Power: Origins #1 (of 3) (On Sale July 24)

The definitive history of one of the deadliest power players in the DC Universe is revealed in this three-issue series by Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley (The Other History of the DC Universe, I Am Batman) and artist Alitha Martinez.

Amanda Waller has been the driving force behind Absolute Power and has long had a serious axe to grind against metahumans. Find out what has led her to this place in a tale of how Waller suffered a catastrophic loss, and how she forged her powerlessness into a path to vengeance, fueled by two words that changed her life, and the lives of everyone in the DC Universe: NEVER AGAIN.

Absolute Power Tie-In Titles on Sale in July

Absolute Power and the Trinity of Evil will impact all the DC Universe but will hit DC’s trinity of Super Heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman—the hardest. This July, fans will also see how these Super Heroes deal with this threat in their own books.

On sale July 2, the landmark 150th issue of Batman features not only legendary DC artist and Milestone Media cofounder Denys Cowan joining writer Chip Zdarsky and series artist Jorge Jiménez on the main story, but Zdarsky and artist Mike Hawthorne reuniting (“The Bat-Man of Gotham”) for an Absolute Power tie-in story featuring Batman and Catwoman planning the most dangerous heist of their lives. The target: Amanda Waller!

Everything we know about DC's 'Absolute Power' 2024 event

On July 17, in the pages of Wonder Woman #11, Diana’s quest for the truth is placed on hold as she comes face-to-face with Waller’s latest toy, an Amazo robot ready to take all her powers for good! Wonder Woman can use all the help she can get to survive; find out if the Justice League Dark is up to the task in this Absolute Power tie-in by Tom King, Tony S. Daniel, and Belén Ortega. 


Everything we know about DC's 'Absolute Power' 2024 eventAlso on sale July 17, Superman #16 not only ties into Absolute Power, but welcomes fan-favorite artist Jamal Campbell back to the series penned by Joshua Williamson. Due to Waller’s Amazo assault by the Last Son, Superman is injured and powerless, having retreated to the Fortress of Solitude. As his home becomes a refuge for survivors, the Man of Steel must go on a dangerous mission into the realm of magic with DC’s backward-speaking spell-slinger, Zatanna.

Everything we know about DC's 'Absolute Power' 2024 event

The Absolute Power 2024 FCBD Special Edition is available at participating comic book shops while supplies last on Saturday, May 4. Absolute Power: Ground Zero and other July Absolute Power titles and tie-ins are available to preorder beginning Friday, April 19. See your local shop for additional details.

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