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First Look: Save Martian Manhunter...or Save the Multiverse?

First Look: Save Martian Manhunter...or Save the Multiverse?

By Tim Beedle Friday, October 30th, 2020

Hawkgirl faces an impossible decision while her team and the man she loves suffer in this exclusive first look at Justice League #56.

Falling in love is tough enough when all of human existence isn’t on the line.

If you’re following Dark Nights: Death Metal, then we certainly hope you’ve also been reading Justice League. The Joshua Williamson and Robson Rocha “Doom Metal” tie-in storyline has been filling in a crucial part of the picture about what the Titans and missing Justice Leaguers have been up to as Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman attempted—and failed—to take down the source of Perpetua’s power. The good news is that Nightwing and his team have a plan to defeat Perpetua as well. The bad news is that it was devised by Lex Luthor and involves the Legion of Doom. Hey, desperate times, right?

When we last left our heroes in Justice League #55, they were getting blasted to smithereens by Perpetua’s Omega Knight. (You know, the big guy that was first introduced back in Justice League: No Justice.) However, it turns out their fate may not be sealed yet. Hawkgirl, who had separated from the team to hunt down the nearby Martian Manhunter, now finds herself facing off against the Mindhunter—the Dark Multiverse mashup of Manhunter and Batman—who needs her help hijacking J’onn’s mind. Why would she ever help him? Well, he claims to be the only one who could call off the Omega Knight, and without that, it’s highly unlikely Nightwing, Starfire, Cyborg and Lex Luthor will live to see another minute, let alone find the Legion of Doom and stop Perpetua.

In other words, any chance at saving the Multiverse may now be in Hawkgirl’s hands…but will she have to betray the hero she loves to do it? Does J’onn’s life matter more than the lives of pretty much everyone else? Ponder those philosophical quandaries as you check out this exclusive preview of next week’s Justice League #56!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #56

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Justice League #56 by Joshua Williamson, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques and Romulo Fajardo Jr. is in stores and available digitally on Tuesday, November 3.