Preview: Leviathan Dawn #1

Article by Adam Poncharoensub

Just before the holidays, the team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev concluded their mystery-thriller series, Event Leviathan, with the reveal of the villain’s true identity. Somehow, this man was skilled enough to usurp Talia Al Ghul and upend the DC universe. Unfortunately, the miniseries ended in a cliffhanger, without a proper conclusion. Thankfully, to the relief of fans, it was announced in January that Bendis and Maleev would continue with another 6-issue miniseries entitled Event Leviathan: Checkmate.

However, in the interim as we wait for April, we’re getting a one-shot that details with the immediate aftermath entitled Leviathan Dawn. Take a look at the press release below:

Bendis and Maleev: Setting the Stage for Checkmate!

Exploding out of the pages of Event Leviathan, this all-new special, Leviathan Dawn #1, blasts the DC Universe into a dangerous and brave new future! With Leviathan arrived, its leader’s identity revealed, and its plans known, what happens next? The heroes fight back!

Leviathan changed the rules of the game, so now’s the time for the biggest players to get together and figure out a new strategy in this brave new world. Leviathan Dawn is an extra-sized super-spy yarn from the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev! It all sets the stage for the next chapter of Bendis and Maleev’s deadly saga, Event Leviathan: Checkmate!

Leviathan Dawn #1

By Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev

Cover by Alex Maleev

In Shops: Feb 26, 2020

Final Orders Due: Feb 03, 2020

SRP: $4.99

Furthermore, check out the gorgeous unlettered preview below:

Don’t hold your breath for too long, Leviathan Dawn #1 hits shelves on February 26, 2020.

Just a couple months after, Event Leviathan: Checkmate #1 hits shelves on April 22, 2020.

In the meantime, check out Bryant Lucas’ review of Event Leviathan #6 here.

Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment




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Adam Poncharoen​sub

Adam Poncharoensub is a blogger, movie critic, and Born-Again Batman fan. When he’s not chained to his desk writing, he likes to spend his days spreading the gospel of the Dark Knight in the treacherous suburbs of Miami or working under Dropping Loads Productions, where he co-hosts a comedy podcast and produces sketches.