Shadow War Zone means future problems for DC’s superheroes!

Shadow War Zone # 1 Shows the impact of Deathstroke’s War on DCU!

Can be pre-ordered now

In stores and participating digital platforms May 17, 2022

Someone pretending to be Deathstroke has done the unthinkable and cut off “The Demon’s Head” and killed Ra’s al Ghul! His “Shadow War” has put several DC superheroes behind the 8-ball, and their stories will have implications in Shadow War and further! For sale May 17, Shadow War Zone # 1 reveals these stories and characters and what new challenges they must overcome!

Black Canary crosses swords with his protégé in “Old Friends”, written by Shadow War: Alpha, Batman and Deathstroke Inc. author Joshua Williamson, with art by Otto Schmidt (Green arrow). Black Canary is on the hunt for Deathstroke after Ra’s al Ghul’s death, to bring him to justice before Talia al Ghul’s assassins get him first. Unfortunately, one of these assassins is her best and former student, Angel Breaker! Who is this deadly killer and what is her story with Black Canary? This showdown has major consequences for Black Canary in Shadow War Omega # 1, on sale May 31st.

Author Nadia Shammas and artist Sweeney Boo team up on “Inner Demon,” a story that flashes back to Talia al Ghul’s younger years. Frustrated with secrets hidden from her by Ra’s al Ghul, the young Talia embarks on a secret pilgrimage to Lazarus Island, where a meeting with her grandmother reveals that she has a stronger connection to the tomb of Lazarus, which she realizes, setting the stage for a big DCU event this fall!

“Panic Room” is written by Ed Brisson, with art by Mike Bowden, Mark Morales and Antonio Fabela, and features Ghost-Maker, Black Spider and Clownhunter. Clownhunter has developed his skills under the watchful eye of Ghost-Makers and is preparing for the final exam to complete all final exams as he faces protecting Black Spider from a major attack from the League of Assassins. This story sets the stage for Clownhunter’s development and Batman Incorporated’s return in the future Batman 2022 annuallyin stores on May 31st.

Harley Quinn author Stephanie Phillips and artist Ann Maulina join forces on “Ninjas! In the Arcade.” Harley fights a group of ninjas from the League of Assassins in a gaming hall, complete with lights, noise and an impressive collection of movie quotes from Mistress of Mayhem! Meanwhile, Luke Fox and an unlikely ally think Harley Quinn is the perfect addition to their “team,” but which team, and for what purpose?

Shadow War Zone # 1 has a head cover by Jonboy Meyers, with the “tribute” variant that can be purchased, and 1:25 variant covers by Howard Porter, plus a 1:50 variant cover by Leirix with Angel Breaker. All covers can be pre-ordered now; check with your local comic book store for availability and order details.

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