Welcome to What's New in The New 52 – where you, the fans, get a sneak peek at the stuff that crosses our desks. This little feature is a way to keep you all in the loop about what's new, different and exciting in The New 52 – whether it's a character design, cover, splash page or panel.
A few weeks ago, I showed you a sneak peek at JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #24. In that post, you learned that John Constantine survived the Crime Syndicate’s ruthless invasion of Earth when the remainder of the Justice League Dark seemingly did not. But why was Constantine spared?
As you’ll learn when JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #24 hits stores later this month, it was the House of Mystery that protected him. And when he wakes up, Constantine will refuse to believe that his teammates – particularly Zatanna – are dead. Therefore, he casts a spell to locate them … but his search is quickly blocked by a dominant force within the metaphysical world. It seems that the Crime Syndicate’s invasion has significantly enhanced the levels of evil in the universe, and that this evil has a physical manifestation: Blight.
In order to save Zatanna, Constantine will be forced to take on Blight. Along with Swamp Thing, Nightmare Nurse, and the Trinity of Sin themselves – Pandora, Phantom Stranger, and The Question – Constantine will need to defeat Blight if he wants to ever see the woman he loves again. But when Blight becomes aware of Constantine’s quest and draws in a human host to take him down, will Constantine and the army he’s assembled be enough to battle a force that encapsulates all the evil in the world?
Stretching from October through March, FOREVER EVIL: BLIGHT is an 18-part saga that will run through the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, CONSTANTINE, TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA, and TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER to tell the story of Constantine and Co.’s battle against Blight and attempt to rescue the fallen heroes of the DC Universe – and by the time it’s over, the status quo for each of the titles participating in FOREVER EVIL: BLIGHT will have major changes!
This epic story will be be told across the following issues:
PART 1 – JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #24
PART 2 – JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #25
PART 3 – TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #14
PART 4 – CONSTANTINE #9
PART 5 – TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #6
PART 6 – JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #26
PART 7 – TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #15
PART 8 – CONSTANTINE #10
PART 9 – PANDORA #7
PART 10 – JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #27
PART 11 – TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #16
PART 12 – CONSTANTINE #11
PART 13 – TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #8
PART 14 – JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #28
PART 15 – TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #17
PART 16 – CONSTANTINE #12
PART 17 – TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #9
PART 18 – JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #29
In the gallery above, take a look at JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK artist Mikel Janin’s stunning character design for Blight. Here, he’s depicted in his human form. And then be sure to scroll through the rest of the gallery to see some covers and interior sneak peeks for some of the titles participating in FOREVER EVIL: BLIGHT!
Until next week,