After seven spectacular issues, Geoff Johns and David Finch’s villainous Forever Evil saga has at last reached its fittingly hardcore conclusion. Within its forty pages, this week’s FOREVER EVIL #7 manages to bring the destructive events of the previous six issues—along with last year’s Trinity War—to a satisfying conclusion. Which doesn’t mean that the final issue answered all of our questions. Here’s a list of five key questions that were left unanswered by Forever Evil, and what they may mean for The New 52.
When Forever Evil #6 finally revealed the identity of the hooded prisoner first seen and teased at during the finale of "Trinity War," we felt vindicated—but also completely and utterly shocked and surprised. In the back of our head, we sort of figured it might just be the Alexander Luthor of Earth 3 under that hood. Evidence certainly pointed in that direction as the character has long stood as the biggest threat to Earth 3's Crime Syndicate.
With a title like Forever Evil, you know you’re in for some devastating, far reaching results. But for Batman, it seems like those results may hit painfully close to home. From the very first issue, things haven’t looked good for Nightwing. The one hero to be held captive by the Crime Syndicate, the series began with his identity being revealed to the world, and since then Dick Grayson has remained under lock and key. But eventually, you knew the series would return to his story, and with this week’s issue #6, it has.
So did you miss us? We sure hope so because DC All Access is back with our first new episode of 2014. And what an episode it is! Dan DiDio joins Geoff Johns to make a major announcement—legendary artist John Romita, Jr. will be teaming up with Johns on Superman! Plus, we chat with the charming Marguerite Bennett and Meghan Hetrick about the Joker's Daughter, discuss the art of Forever Evil with David Finch, and attend the premiere of the latest DC Universe animated movie, Justice League: War. All this, and we give you a chance to win a trip for you and a friend to San Diego Comic-Con!
Lex Luthor, Superman’s arch nemesis, is front and center on the cover of JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 drawn by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Luthor joins the team following the events of this spring’s conclusion of FOREVER EVIL.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS announced the news and spoke with prolific writer Geoff Johns about what this means for Luthor and the new team dynamic.