Justice League Dark, Volume 1: In the Dark by Peter MilliganA new type of super-team must come together when supernatural forces threaten the DC Universe: Justice League Dark!
The witch known as The Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing a wave of chaos that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna, Mindwarp and John Constantine may be our only hope - but how can we put our trust in beings whose very presence makes ordinary people break out in a cold sweat?
Critically acclaimed writer Peter Milligan brings together an unorthodox team for the most unnatural threats. With stunning art by up and coming star Mikel Janin!
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After she and her teammates on the Demon Knights successfully defend the town of Little Spring from the forces of the Questing Queen , the team moves on while Madame Xanadu explains the relationship between herself and Etrigan and Jason Blood. She is also a member of Justice League Dark in modern times where she has helped the team battle the Enchantress. She is presently helping the team in the story arc Rise of the Vampires. The Vampire War is over and she still sees the vision that brought her around to creating the Justice League Dark. She sees a multitude of dead. He has kept her alive along enough to see the end of the world, telling her The Books are too powerful to be possessed by anyone, even him. He whispers in her ear that only one person is pure enough to possess The Books.
The team consists of the more supernatural members of the DC Universe , handling situations deemed outside the scope of the traditional Justice League. The title launched on September 28, The Search for Swamp Thing , a three part miniseries released between June and August which led up to The New 52 relaunch, and followed the events of the Brightest Day maxiseries , follows Constantine's search for the resurrected Alec Holland as the new Swamp Thing , involving the cooperation of Batman , Zatanna and Superman. Peter Milligan stated in an interview that he got the job for the book from his work on the Flashpoint: Secret Seven miniseries, and that he hoped to write something "emotionally dark" set in the DC Universe, comparing his characters to detectives, who struggle to cope with the things they see and have to do. The opening storyline involves Enchantress' defeat of the Justice League , leading to the necessity of a more supernatural team to assist in these events, and detailing how they have come together. In August , it was announced that J. In March , a new volume of Justice League Dark was announced.
Last week it was confirmed that, despite rave reviews, DC Universe's Swamp Thing series had been canceled following the premiere of its debut episode. A new report states the loss of additional seasons may have robbed fans of a buildup that would have resulted in the debut of DC's magical team, Justice League Dark. For the uninitiated, the Justice League Dark is an offshoot of the main Justice League lineup that specializes in supernatural threats. The team debuted in their own series as a part of DC Comics' New 52 lineup in With the news of Swamp Thing 's cancellation, however, it appears the three-season arc will not come to pass, with the likelihood of any DC Universe spinoffs now slim.
Created by Peter Milligan, the team first appears at the start of the New 52, debuting in the aptly titled Justice League Dark 1. Since its inception less than a decade ago, Justice League Dark has continued to expand. Similar to other DC teams, heroic and non, said expansion comes courtesy of a rotating cast of characters.
From Swamp Thing to John Constantine to Klarion the Witchboy and beyond, these characters give readers a glimpse into the macabre while remaining more or less rooted in the solid foundations of superhero comics. A centuries-old witch with the ability to see the future, Xanadu is as perplexing as she is compelling. Introduced in Doorway to Nightmare 1, Xanadu was intended as a sort of female counterpoint to the Phantom Stranger, who would walk through stories without interacting much with anything in them. Xanadu specifically ran a small shop in which she would give tarot readings, and most stories would show a random protagonist arriving at her doorstep in search of advice. At the time, DC was pushing what is now referred to as its Mystery line, with such books as House of Secrets and House of Mystery showing a creepier take on storytelling. A precursor to the eventual Vertigo line, the Mystery titles introduced characters that would go on to play major roles in books like Swamp Thing and Sandman going forward.
Madame Xanadu is a comic book mystic published by DC Comics. The character debuted in Doorway to Nightmare 1, February The character was designed by cover artist Michael William Kaluta at the request of Joe Orlando editor , based on Kaluta's unnamed host character later known as Charity in the pages of Starman from the DC Comics mystery title Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion seen only on that title's indicia page and the person of Cathy Ann Thiele. The original storyline was developed by David Michelinie and Val Mayerik. Doorway to Nightmare , introduced in , was the last of the DC "Mystery" line of titles in the s that became the forerunner of Vertigo.