The War of the Green Lanterns may have ended, but its bitter consequences linger throughout the universe. The relationship between Kyle Rayner and his girlfriend Soranik Natu has yet to recover since Krona enslaved the Corps and Kyle was spared from his manipulative mind-control.
The events of “War of the Green Lanterns” has had more consequences than the Green Lantern Corps ever fathomed. As a result of the conflict, an ancient evil in the farthest reaches of the universe has broken free, consuming countless Green Lanterns in its wake, feeding on the vast energy of their power rings. To halt its path of raw destruction, the Guardians send an elite crew led by Guy Gardner to find it and halt it — permanently. Can Guy and his team stop this beast before it reaches Oa?
Earlier today, we gave you a preview of BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH: THE SEARCH FOR SWAMP THING #2, in stores today. Below, take a sneak peak at issue #3 (on sale August 24th) with the just-released variant cover by David Mack.
On his journey to find Swamp Thing, John Constantine discovers the motive behind the plant elemental’s new brutal and savage behavior: With Alec Holland’s resurrection (in the pages of BRIGHTEST DAY), Swamp Thing finds itself without a human consciousness, and The Green within becomes an uncontrollable force of evil. But as John continues to search for Swamp Thing to get the answers he needs, he realizes that his prey has taken on the role of the predator and is seeking him out as well. Why?
As Steel, Superboy, and Supergirl use all of their might to beat Doomsdays across the world into submission, Superman faces down with the real mastermind behind the reign of terror. But even with all of their powers combined, is the super-team strong enough to defeat all of the Doomsdays? Perhaps the help of an unexpected ally will bring them the victory they’re hoping for and stop the Reign of the Doomsdays once and for all.
When Batman found Dawn, he thought he was finally bringing her to safety. But when she reveals the origins of a hell-bent vendetta against her soul, Batman quickly learns that no matter where she is, Dawn will always need protection. Meanwhile, Gotham’s mayor mandates that Jim Gordon go on leave and gives his position to the scheming Lieutenant Forbes. And deep in the underbelly of the city, Etrigan the Demon’s loyalties are tested to the max, resulting in him unleashing a war against The Dark Knight.
SPOILER WARNING: If you have not read DETECTIVE COMICS #879 and do not wish to know what happened, do not read any further. In the gripping conclusion to DETECTIVE COMICS #879, Jim Gordon was forced to come to terms with the fact that his son really is the cold-blooded monster that Barbara feared he would be all along. And while he and Barbara unmasked James Jr.’s devious plan to destroy Gotham City, The Joker made his way out of Arkham Asylum.
Trapped on Earth Prime, Adam Strange desperately seeks the Justice League of America in order to prevent an alien menace from destroying the planet. Unfortunately for him, the Justice League are only fictional comic book characters and everyone thinks Adam is crazy. So what’ll his next step be? A trip to the DC Comics offices, of course.
Green Lantern and Green Arrow have faced many unexpected challenges before, but nothing compares to what they face in DC RETROACTIVE: GREEN LANTERN – THE '70s. Hal Jordan seems to be reliving his past as a strange purple alien crash-lands on Earth with a special message. Meanwhile, Oliver Queen’s past returns to haunt him as those around him are shot by arrows sent by a mysterious archer.
The untold story of how Mr. Mxyzptlk used Superman’s own emotions against him is revealed in DC RETRO-ACTIVE: SUPERMAN-THE '70s. In this all-new story by Martin Pasko, Eduardo Barreto and Christian Duce, Superman learns the hard way that without rest, even he can start to slip up. Meanwhile from the 5th dimension, Mxyzptlk works his devious magic to manipulate Superman and turn him into his own worst enemy.