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This Just Happened: Is The Justice League Dead or Alive?

This Just Happened: Is The Justice League Dead or Alive?

By Alex Nagorski Friday, November 8th, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read FOREVER EVIL #3 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

Since the Crime Syndicate broke through to our Earth at the end of Trinity War, we’ve been told that the Justice League is dead. They’ve taken over and wreaked havoc – including a move of the moon to block out the sun in FOREVER EVIL #1! But we’ve never been told exactly how they killed off the Justice League. We weren’t even told how Batman and Catwoman managed to escape and turn up at the end of FOREVER EVIL #2.

But now, it’s time for these questions to start being answered. In a double page spread that opens issue #3, we finally learn exactly what happened in those moments after the Crime Syndicate attacked. The key to taking down the Justice League was the Firestorm matrix!

For those of you who might not be familiar, Firestorm is two men bound together via a matrix. It takes a huge amount of energy, and is a tremendous strain on the heroes atomically connected. Plus, it’s Firestorm’s power source. And by manipulating that matrix, Deathstorm trapped the entire Justice League within Firestorm!

At least now we know that the entire Justice League isn’t dead or banished to Earth 3 – but how will the Justice League escape? Place your bets in the comments section below.

Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by David Finch and Richard Friend, FOREVER EVIL #3 is available in stores now.