When you start digging around the history of the DC Universe, you're bound to find some...well, let's call them weird little anomalies. Characters with pasts that overlap and loop back in on themselves, stories that get wiped from existence and then brought back—it's all part and parcel with the whole superhero thing, after all, and the DCU is always changing. But perhaps one of the most famous (or, depending on who you talk to, infamous) of those anomalies lies squarely on the shoulders of one Carter Hall aka Hawkman. If you're looking for weirdness, look no further.
Passing superhero mantles between people can make things...complicated. The pressure of upholding a legacy, the potential jealousy, maybe even feelings of being replaced by a newcomer. Transitions of power, costumes and codenames aren't always the best way to make friends.
But sometimes, the exact opposite is true. In this month's Relationship Roundup, we're going to dive into a tale of two once (and future?) Batgirls, Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain, and how things that should have made them rivals just brought them closer together.
Chances are, if you've been poking around the DC Universe lately you've probably stumbled across the name Barbatos. He's been a pretty big-ticket item lately (you know, in like...a horrifying sort of way), with a nice big boost in prominence thanks to the epic events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL. But the truth is he's actually far from a newcomer to the DCU.
It's week three of four for JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE, meaning that there is only one issue remaining for the event and before a whole new era of Justice League begins in earnest…and man, you guys. If you thought last week was a rough time for our heroes, this week is…well…
I mean, let's just say Amanda Waller was ready to call in a full-on nuclear strike on the Fortress of Solitude and that should put things in perspective here.
Welcome to week two of four in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE, where things are going from bad to worse on a cosmic scale—though, really, that's probably not that much of a surprise, right? After all, we are living in a post-shattered Source Wall world. I'd venture a guess that things getting a little dicey is probably to be expected.
There are a lot of villains in the DC Universe and all of them are pretty unique. From your Lex Luthors to your Jokers, your Cheetahs to your Gorilla Grodds, every evil corner of the DC Universe brings something unique to the table.
And then there's Slade Wilson.
DC Universe, the new DC digital experience that was announced formally earlier this month, is about to get weird.