Shadow War Set To Shatter The DC Universe In Spring 2022

by Steve J Ray
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The worlds of Batman, Robin (Damian Wayne), and Deathstroke are set to collide in an event that will send shockwaves across the DC Universe. “Shadow War”, is a three-month crossover event written by writer Joshua Williamson (Batman, The Flash: Year One, Batman: The Joker War Zone), which will arrive on March 29, 2022.

Here’s the full story, direct from DC Entertainment and BHI:

Deathstroke Declares A
“Shadow War”
on the DC Universe!

An Epic Three-Month Crossover in the Pages of
Deathstroke Inc. Batman, and Robin
Shadow War Alpha #1 Arrives Tuesday, March 29

As the writer of titles such as Robin, Deathstroke Inc., Infinite Frontier, Justice League Incarnate, and now Batman, it’s clear that Joshua Williamson has an incredible passion for DC and its characters. Beginning in March, the fan-favorite writer is bringing fans “Shadow War”, a three-month crossover event where the worlds of Batman, Robin (Damian Wayne), and Deathstroke collide in an event that will have major ramifications in the DC Universe!

The action begins on March 29, with Shadow War Alpha #1, written by Williamson, with art by Viktor Bogdanovic (Detective Comics). Slade Wilson commits an unthinkable act, and Talia al Ghul, the Daughter of the Demon, is out for blood! The League of Shadows is out to murder Deathstroke and destroy Deathstroke Inc., and it’s up to Batman and Robin to track Slade down and bring him to justice, but do they?

This 48-page one-shot is priced at $5.99 and features a main cover by Jonboy Meyers, with variant covers by Bogdanovic and a card stock variant cover by Detective Comics artist Dan Mora, priced at $6.99.

Eager fans will have two chances to get a glimpse into the events unfolding in “Shadow War” before Shadow War Alpha #1 arrives in comic book stores. On March 22, Robin #12, also written by Williamson with art by Roger Cruz, features a changed Damian Wayne returning to Gotham after the end of the Lazarus Tournament, only to have one more opponent to battle to the death: Damian Wayne?!? Priced at $3.99, the cover art is provided by Viktor Bogdanovic, with variant covers from Francis Manapul (main variant) and Crystal Kung (1:25 “ratio” variant).

Issue #7 of Deathstroke Inc. also arrives in stores on March 22, written by Williamson with art by Stephen Segovia. This issue spotlights a guest appearance by Slade’s daughter Rose Wilson, a.k.a. Ravager in a father-daughter face-off! Ravager wants to know why Deathstroke has proclaimed himself “King of the Super-Villains,” and she’s brought the mysterious character Respawn with her to find out!

This is the issue where past secrets are exposed, resulting in a cliffhanger that leads directly into “Shadow War”! Frequent Williamson collaborator Howard Porter provides the main cover (priced at $3.99), with the main variant cover by Ivan Tao, and a 1 in 25 ratio variant card stock cover by Acky Bright (priced at $4.99).

The Shadow War action continues in April with Batman #122. Deathstroke Inc. #8, and Robin #13 and concludes in May with Batman #123, Shadow War Zone #1, Deathstroke Inc. #9, and Robin #14, concluding with the can’t-miss Shadow War Omega #1.

Where will you be when war breaks out? Will this be a series that you pick up? Be sure to let us know.

Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment

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