Nightwing Has a New Crimefighting Partner and More in DC’s Lazarus Planet Event


DC’s upcoming Lazarus Planet occasion will see Nightwing get a brand new accomplice named City Boy, Aquaman’s Trench monsters acquire the power to breathe air and extra.

Announced throughout New York Comic Con, Lazarus Planet is DC’s subsequent huge occasion following Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths. Succeeding the occasions of Batman vs. Robin, Lazarus Planet sees Lazarus Island’s volcano erupt and spew a particular sort of chemical into the Earth’s ambiance. The chemical causes individuals with out superpowers to achieve new skills whereas those that have already got powers see some type of change or shift. Lazarus Planet cowl artwork sees Jon Kent, for instance, get his father’s Electric Blue uniform, Batman obtain Doctor Fate’s helmet and extra.

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Lazarus Planet kicks into full gear early subsequent 12 months. Revealed within the writer’s January 2023 solicitations, the occasion consists of quite a few upcoming specials, one-shots and tie-ins that can endlessly form the way forward for the DC Universe. Coming first is Jan. 10’s Lazarus Planet: Alpha #1 (written by Mark Waid and Gene Luen Yang with artwork by Riccardo Federici, Billy Tan and extra). Featuring cowl artwork by David Marquez and Alejandro Sánchez and variant covers by Riccardo Federici, Francesco Mattina, Mateus Manhanini, Nathan Szerdy, Jorge Corona, John Giang, A.L. Kaplan, Marques, Sánchez and Scott Godlewski, the synopsis reads, “Following the explosive (literally) events of Batman vs. Robin #4, the Lazarus Volcano has erupted, spewing dangerous and transformative chemicals into Earth’s atmosphere! As these Lazarus clouds rain down upon the planet, people across the globe begin to develop strange new abilities, watch their already-extraordinary abilities change, and witness a whole host of chaos unlike anything the DCU has experienced before! It’s up to Damian Wayne to put out the distress call for whoever can still hear it: come to the ruins of the Hall of Justice and help save the world! Poison Ivy, Power Girl, Cyborg, Batman, and more answer the call…but why could the fate of all life as we know it rest in the hands of…Monkey Prince?”

Following on Jan. 17 is Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton #1 by Nicole Maines, C.S. Pacat, Frank Barbiere, Leah Williams, Skylar Patridge, Godlewski, Sami Basri and Marguerite Sauvage. Featuring cowl artwork by Marquez and Sánchez and variant cowl artwork by Jen Bartel, Szerdy, Mario “Fox” Foccillo, Prasad “Pressy” Rao, Ariel Colon, Marquez and Sánchez, the synopsis reads, “With the world in chaos and Lazarus raining from the skies, the Earth’s protectors from Krypton are hit hard. In this collection of epic vignettes from in and around Lazarus Planet, we’ll see heroes transformed, secrets revealed, and power unleashed. Can Power Girl free herself from the out-of-control Omen? Will Dreamer’s visions guide our heroes to the path of victory? Can Mercy Graves survive the transformation she’s undergone? And will Jonathan Kent ever be the same again?”

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Lazarus Planet: We Once Were Gods #1 comes Jan. 24 from Franciz Manapul, Dan Watters, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Josie Campbell, Max Dunbar, Jack Herbert and Caitlin Yarsky. With cowl artwork by Marquez and Sánchez and variant cowl artwork by Dave Johnson, Mattina, Rafael Sarmento, Yanick Paquette, Marquez and Sánchez, the synopsis reads, “As the Lazarus rain beats down upon planet Earth, human beings are only a fraction of those affected by this transformative upheaval—enter: We Once Were Gods. This series of vignettes explores Lazarus Planet’s effects across the many extraordinary locations and creatures in the DC Universe, and like their human counterparts, these beings are in for some big changes. Can Themyscira survive the resurrection of every invading army that ever graced its shores? Will Martian Manhunter survive a psychic link to a Doomsday nest? What happens when the monsters from the Trench gain the ability to breathe air? And look out, Shazam Family…the Rock of Eternity is about to get rocked.”

Two Lazarus Planet-related titles launch on Jan. 31. Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn #1 comes from Alex Segura, Greg Pak, Alex Paknadel, Dennis Culver, Clayton Henry, Chris Mitten, Minkyu Jung and Jesus Merino. With cowl artwork by Vasco Georgiev and variant cowl artwork by Sarmento, Laura Braga, Jung, Reilly Brown and Georgiev, the synopsis reads, “NEW FRIENDS…NEW FOES…NEW LEGENDS! Ancient and dangerous power has been awakened following the eruption of the Lazarus Volcano, and this surge of fantastical power will affect the DC Universe forevermore! In Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn, we’ll explore corners of the planet newly awakened and primed to restore some heroes and villains long forgotten! With the help of Nightwing, can new hero City Boy hope to commune with Gotham in time to save it? Who are the mysterious trio claiming to be resurrected siblings of Raven? How far would the Question go to chase a lead across a transformed Gotham City? And will the flame of Firestorm burn out yet another horrific host? Not if Harley Quinn has anything to say about it!”

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Lastly, Batman: Legends of Gotham #1 from author Andy Diggle and artist Karl Mostert additionally performs into the occasion. With cowl artwork by Carmine Di Giandomenico and variant cowl artwork by Szerdy and David Nakayama, the synopsis reads, “With Batman preoccupied, his deepest, darkest, most dangerous secrets are about to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The guest list is strictly villains only, and the outlaw Red Hood fits the bill –putting him on a collision course with Batman’s deniable black-ops team, the Outsiders! With Lazarus Island spawning wild-card superpowers across the globe, the stakes could not be higher. Jason Todd, Black Lightning, and Katana will have to put aside their differences to save Batman’s legacy –and with it, the world. That’s assuming they don’t kill each other first!”

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