A member of the Justice League defects to Justice League Dark. But what does Constantine know about this murder that he isn’t telling? And what dark secret does one of our Leaguers hold that could turn the tide of this Justice League War?

Story by Jeff Lemire
Art by Mikel Janin
Colors by Jeromy Cox
Letters by Carlos M. Mangual
Cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Rod Reis, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, & Andrew Dalhouse

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  1. I may have missed part 2!!! Hope that’s ok!

    • Good luck. 😉

    • Let’s see here… SPOILERS:

      Superman stopped the fight and turned himself in. Superman was imprisoned in a high tech facility (I think it was the JLA’s head quarters). They bound Superman to a chair and covered the top of his head (so he couldn’t heat vision people). Batman and Superman chat a bit, Superman coughs a lot. Some of the other heroes (from both teams) perform an autopsy on Dr. Light to determine what went wrong. Wonder Woman wants to solve the issue with Pandora and so seeks the aid of the Justice League Dark. At the very end, the Question infiltrates the facility and frees superman. When the helmet is pulled off, Superman’s face looks terrible, like he is really ill.

  2. This little arc has actually been good so far. I hope this completes it well.

  3. I can’t help but think about Alan Moore’s rejected story “Twilight of the Superheroes”, wherein Constantine plays a major part in the Event that pits heroes against heroes. Moore pitched this story back in 1987 right before he had his falling out with DC. Constantine bookends an epic story where the DC heroes have split off into “Houses” – such as The House of Steel with Superman as its leader – The House of Thunder with Captian Marvel running things. Kingdom Come already touched on this premise but didn’t have JC as a player.

    • Yeah, this does bear similarities. And by the way, that pitch alone is one of the best stories I’ve EVER read. It was very primitive, but Moore’s “primitive” is any other writer’s “fully-fleshed.”

    • That pitch is a really great read, and I’ve re-read it several times.

  4. Not bad, but a step down from Part 2. After a while, all I heard was heroes shouting at each other. I like Lemire, but maybe these character-packed events are better left to Johns. I am curious enough to keep moving forward, though.

    So, can the new Atom fly? What’s that about?

    Who do ya think the mole is?

    • To be fair, this issue had to have more yelling because this is where everything starts crumbling and there is a distinct lack of fighting to eat up the page count. .

  5. I thought the first two chapters of this story were really well done. Chapter 3 is the weakest part of this event so far.. We mixed up members of the various Justice League teams just for the sake of mixing them up with the flimsiest of reasons. By the time I got through I felt the whole thing was just a really forced exercise to get the chess pieces to the next spot on the board.

  6. @$%* crossover bullsh*t is really @#$%ing up this series. If I’m in the mood for the regular Justice League, I’ll read that. I came here for the special mystical crew that is JL Dark, not Superman and company. Let’s get back to what makes this great, and that is eerie tales of magic.

    • Crossovers are a mainstay of the industry because they force people to buy titles they may not otherwise purchase. Considering how poorly JLD sells (averaging 24,000 comics a month this year), I’d think you’d embrace the crossover because it exposes the comic to thousands of new readers. I love JLD and don’t want it to be canceled, so I think i can suffer through a cross over (doubly so because I actually like this cross over thus far).

    • I love JLD too and hope it never gets cancelled.

  7. I’ve always thought that Zatanna was one of the laziest characters ever created. I always thought it was stupid that her spells were cast by saying words backwards. I mean gee whiz…

  8. Good issue. Constantine sneaking out the door with Shazam was classic Constantine.

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