Is Darkseid War the 2015 DC Comics crossover event?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

In the parlance of earlier times, let's mark this one with a yellow light, what say? I am not sure of this, I have no official word on it, just something I noticed that struck me as curious.

We all know about the "Darkseid War" storyline going on over in Justice League right? So it stands to reason that if Justice League Vol. 6: Injustice League collects Justice League #30-39, then Justice League Vol. 7 ought be the collection of the "Darkseid War" storyline that starts in issue #40, right?

Except there's a listing online right now for a book called DC Comics: Darkseid War.

Now again, I don't know anything specific, and these solicitations are always preliminary and maybe it's just a naming quirk, or maybe they're renaming the seventh volume of Justice League to reflect the story's stature, or something (and the book isn't that expensive, which suggests it's not an omnibus collection of line-wide titles like the Futures End: Five Years Later Omnibus).

But I would point you to the similarly-named DC Comics: Zero Year book, which collected issues that tied into the Batman: Zero Year story, and it seems to me maybe this is some indication that there are "Darkseid War" tie-ins on the way.

UPDATE: As shagmu points out (thanks, shag!), apparently Bleeding Cool respectfully informed us of "Darkseid War" one-shot tie-ins at an earlier juncture, but now we have a link to the inevitable collection.
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6 comments:

  1. Aren't they using the same naming convention as Forever Evil? That only contained the mini series.

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    1. Wasn't that just called Forever Evil though?

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  2. Few people caught it at the time, but Bleeding Cool had broken the news that Darkseid War would have some tie-in one-shots, much like Endgame did:

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/02/14/dc-comics-explain-point-june-july-mini-relaunch/

    Recently, DC revised the contents of the Joker: Endgame HC, which will now collect the whole event instead of just the tie-ins and the backups, making Batman Vol. 7 redundant for those who buy it. My guess is that DC Comics: Darkseid War will similarly collect the main arc along with the tie-ins, but Justice League Vol. 7 will be an option for those who are only interested in the prelude and the core chapters.

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    1. Noted; thanks shag. None too pleased about the Joker: Endgame volume becoming a double-dip volume myself. There's really nothing in the Batman book that isn't also in the Joker book?

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    2. According to ComicList's extended forecast from three weeks ago, Joker: Endgame had its page count increased to 312 pages, and now it collects Batman #35-40 (main story and back-ups), Arkham Manor: Endgame #1, Batgirl: Endgame #1, Batman Annual #3, Detective Comics: Endgame #1 and Gotham Academy: Endgame #1. There's nothing missing in it that could be in Batman Vol. 7.

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    3. That is ... kind of disturbing. Especially since it happened after pre-order time. And it's strange that Batman Vol. 7 doesn't at least have the back-ups; there just seems no reason (other than completeness) that someone would get Batman Vol. 7 instead of Joker: Endgame.

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