Friday, 4 October 2013

DC Reveals 18-Part Crossover Called Forever Evil: Blight

This morning DC announced an 18 part crossover story named Forever Evil: Blight, that will run from October this year till March next. The crossover will feature in the Justice League Dark, Constantine, Trinity of Sin: Pandora, and Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger series'.

DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras said, “And when he wakes up, Constantine will refuse to believe that his teammates – particularly Zatanna – are dead. Therefore, he casts a spell to locate them … but his search is quickly blocked by a dominant force within the metaphysical world. It seems that the Crime Syndicate’s invasion has significantly enhanced the levels of evil in the universe, and that this evil has a physical manifestation: Blight. In order to save Zatanna, Constantine will be forced to take on Blight. Along with Swamp Thing, Nightmare Nurse, and the Trinity of Sin themselves – Pandora, Phantom Stranger, and The Question – Constantine will need to defeat Blight if he wants to ever see the woman he loves again. But when Blight becomes aware of Constantine’s quest and draws in a human host to take him down, will Constantine and the army he’s assembled be enough to battle a force that encapsulates all the evil in the world?”

This story will be be told across the following issues:

Part 1: Justice League Dark #24
Part 2: Justice League Dark  #25
Part 3: Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #14
Part 4: Constantine #9
Part 5: Trinity of Sin: Pandora #6
Part 6: Justice League Dark  #26
Part 7: Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #15
Part 8: Constantine #10
Part 9: Trinity of Sin: Pandora #7
Part 10: Justice League Dark  #27
Part 11:Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #16
Part 12: Constantine #11
Part 13: Trinity of Sin: Pandora #8
Part 14: Justice League Dark  #28
Part 15: Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #17
Part 16: Constantine #12
Part 17: Trinity of Sin: Pandora #9
Part 18: Justice League Dark  #29

My Thoughts

Although I feel there are enough Forever Evil tie-ins going around I actually really like the idea of this one, as with it connecting all the dark and mystical DC series' it allows for something really unique. It also is a good way for people who only read certain series in this event a chance to try the others, as although it will upset some that they'll have to get more series, it's a good chance for the others to get a bit more promotion. I also like the fact that Constantine will be the centre of this story, and overall am really looking forward to it.