This Just Happened: Justice is Eclipsed

If you care even one iota about the DC Universe, then this week’s JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD #4 is an absolute must-read. It’s exciting, fun, surprising and packed with twists and details that will be felt throughout the pages of Rebirth for months to come. And it’s not even the final issue of the miniseries. There are still two more issues to go!

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad: The Dirty Half-Dozen

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD is nearly upon us, so it’s time to take a closer look at the bad guys. No, not those bad guys—the other bad guys. After all, the Justice League and the Suicide Squad may have their differences, but it would take more than just a little disagreement to really set them off against each other.

The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL Ep. 9: "Blood Bonds"

Supergirl may bring hope to National City but her new series brings along with it secrets from throughout comic book history. We're here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section for super answers.

Keeping Supergirl Grounded: An Interview with Supergirl's Chyler Leigh

And she thought her life was complicated with one alien coworker…

As the human sister of the show’s titular hero, it would have been easy for Supergirl’s Alex Danvers to have been relegated to plotlines revolving around family drama and romance and to serve as an easy damsel-in-distress for Kara. So kudos to both the show’s producers and actress Chyler Leigh for not going the traditional route and instead crafting a non-superpowered character who is every bit her sister’s equal.

Maxwell Lord

As a teenager, Maxwell Lord arrived home to find his father murdered. Convinced his successful father's powerful business associates were responsible, Lord became sure of one thing that day: power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. When those with super-powers began to appear, Lord believed this philosophy extended to them as well and quickly grew to mistrust them. Those with super powers will always abuse that power—hero or villain, it doesn’t matter.

As he grew older, Lord became a shrewd businessman that favored government oversight and Big Brother-like politics over super hero vigilantism. His disdain toward those with super powers led to him growing more and more ruthless and manipulative, and eventually he helped form the Justice League International. He believed that the best way to watch over super heroes was to control them, and that he was the only man trustworthy enough and capable enough for the job. With this power, Lord grew to become one of the greatest threats to the DC Universe. Eventually he gained mind-control capabilities, and once even took control of the Man of Steel himself, sending Superman on a rampage.

Maxwell Lord’s ability to control another person's mind extends far beyond the capabilities of most with similar powers, going so far as being able to maintain control after an individual realizes they are being controlled. However, the more he uses his powers, the greater the toll on his body—ranging from a simple nosebleed to, possibly, a fatal brain hemorrhage. Despite the countless lives he's taken in his quest to rid the world of super-powered individuals, Lord sees himself as the real hero. Because in his mind—ironically twisted and corrupted by power—they are the real threat, not him.

This Just Happened: Justice League: Generation Lost 23

It’s no secret that since the beginning of GENERATION LOST, Maxwell Lord has been plotting something extreme against the Justice League. In JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #23, available today in stores and digitally, Lord reveals this mystery and unleashes his ultimate weapon. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, then you probably don’t want to click on the jump (spoiler alert!).

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