June sees Brian Michael Bendis take on a DC event for the first time. He took control of the Superman lines in the middle of last year and has been sowing the seeds for Leviathan the recent issues of Superman and Action Comics. The art will be by his frequent collaborator Alex Maleev.
The title will be the flagship for DC’s Year of the Villain.
Leviathan is a criminal organisation within the DC Universe that was created by Grant Morrison and he used them as the main antagonists during is Batman run. At the end of that arc they were revealed to be an offshoot of the League of Assassins and were led by Talia al Ghul.
The cover of the first issue shows a mysterious figure taking on Batman, Green Arrow and Vic Sage version of The Question. Interestingly, this is a line-up of heroes that Dennis O’Neil put together in the late 80s in a story that also featured Talia. Whether Bendis is calling back to this era we will have to wait and see.
The official DC solicitation is as follows
EVENT LEVIATHAN #1
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by ALEX MALEEV
variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev (Jinxworld’s SCARLET, Marvel’s Daredevil) reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive Leviathan wipes out all its competition and now turns its sights to molding the world into its vision of order. Can the new threat’s growth be stopped…and who’s guiding its new agents of chaos?
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