All month long we’ve been releasing sneak peeks of our June comics. You can look for most of them in the back of our Convergence titles and right here on DCComics.com. However, three of these sneak peeks first ran in DIVERGENCE, the special title we released for Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd, and haven’t appeared on the DC Comics website…until now. Below, you can read original, eight-page standalone stories for Batman, Superman and Justice League. These aren't excerpts from the June issues—these are original short stories that set up what awaits you next month. Enjoy!
In 2011, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg united as the Justice League for the first time to defeat Darkseid and his legions of Parademons, kicking off what became known as The New 52 in the process. Now, the writer of that acclaimed tale, Geoff Johns, is bringing back the powerful leader of Apokolips, only this time Darkseid’s set his sights on a new adversary: the world-shattering Anti-Monitor. What happens when the two most destructive super-villains in the DC Universe take aim at each other?
Last week, SUPERMAN #38 revealed the Man of Steel’s new power—the Super Flare. Unlocked during a battle with the super-villain Ulysses, the Super Flare is a destructive, large-scale blast of intense heat capable of incinerating everything within a quarter mile. It also—at least so far—depletes Superman’s cells of solar energy, leaving him powerless for about a day.