First, let me get the obvious out of the way: There’s a ton of exciting stuff happening in the DCU. Whether it’s Bruce Wayne returning, BRIGHTEST DAY’s ongoing mysteries and reveals or the edgy adventures of the SECRET SIX, nearly every title has its share of surprises and “Wow” pages and moments. And those pages include some great art. So why not put the spotlight on a few of those moments? That’s the conceit behind “This Just Happened.” Simple, right? So, let’s grab this week’s stack and check out some of the cool moments or shots from the latest week of DCU books.
Obsidian at long last reunites with his father Alan Scott after the intense madness of the recent JLA/JSA crossover as both come to terms with what their family has just been through. Can these two heroes pick up the pieces and move on after the devastation they've just survived? Guest writer James Robinson pens the tale, with artist Jesus Merino. JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #43 hits 9/29. [gallery link="file"]
Mr. Terrific gathers the ragged remains of the Justice Society in a last-ditch attack on the Fourth Reich, and their power-negating Darkness Engine. If they fail this time, there's no coming back from the devastation, courtesy of writer Bill Willingham and artist Jesus Merino. JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #39 hits 6/2. [gallery link="file"]
Only Bill Willingham and Jesus Merino know, folks, and things aren't looking good. The Nazis have succeeded and taken over America, which is leading to the scheduled executions of all the U.S.'s major heroes and villains. Can Mr. Terrific figure out a way to turn the Darkness Engine against the villains? We'll see... JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #38 hits 4/28. [gallery link="file"]
Writer Bill Willingham and artist Jesus Marino up the ante as the war takes a turn for the worse for the JSA , with their foes firing up the super-power negating “Darkness Engine.” And what’s powering the thing? And why does it look so familiar to the heroes? JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #37 hits 3/24. [gallery link="file"]
The discovery of exactly who was behind the recent attacks on Obsidian and other members of the Justice Society puts the team on the trail of a true Axis of Evil -- and that can only mean all-out war. Courtesy of writer Bill Willingham and artist Jesus Merino. JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #36 hits Wednesday. [gallery link="file"]
Things get dicey for the leaner, meaner Justice Society as writer Bill Willingham reveals another intruder among the team. But this time, they're ready for it. JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #35 hits 1/27. [gallery link="file"]