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This Just Happened: Essence Gains Power

This Just Happened: Essence Gains Power

By Pamela Mullin Horvath Friday, January 24th, 2014

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #27 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

Jason Todd is embroiled in his final bloody showdown with Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins, and, by the looks of things, Jason has learned a thing or two about fighting demons during time he spent in the Well of Sins.

But there’s something else happening behind the scenes of this fight that has just as big an impact as the blows that Jason and Ra’s al Ghul are trading. The All-Caste has been destroyed and Ducra is fading into nonexistence. Ducra’s legacy, and the power she wielded, is being transferred to Essence. And the effect of the shift can be felt universe-wide!

From New York to Olympus, from deep space to the multiverse, there’s a palpable change in the air. The mystics and magics surrounding the struggle between darkness and light all feel the change! How will Essence use her new power? Will the All-Caste live on?

Below, take a look at the double-page interior spread of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #27. Then sound off in the comments section about the power shift and it’s repercussions on all corners of the DC Universe!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #27, written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Julius Gopez, Noel Rodriguez, Sandu Florea, Walden Wong, and Dan Green, is available in stores now.