Writer Joshua Williamson
Artist David Marquez
Colorist Alejandro Sanchez
Letterer John J. Hill
Cover Marquez & Sanchez
Variant Cover Oliver Coipel
After Clark infected himself with a tainted Batarang, he begins his plan to take the Batman Who Laughs out of the Hall of Justice. On the way out they decide to stop at the armory. There Dark Bruce tells Clark that the infected are going to wipe the multiverse of everything, like Clark’s parents on Krypton. This sends an infected Clark straight at him full force, which triggers our Bruce to show up and cure Clark of his infection.
With Clark recovering, Bruce follows a lead from what his evil counterpart had said in their encounter. Which leads him to Jim. Having been infected in Batman/Superman #1, Jim is in a bad way. The infection making Jim realize that Batman has been wholly bad for him, having buried friends and family. Bruce finds him driving recklessly through Gotham.
Just as things are starting to look grim, Clark shows up to save Bruce from Jim’s armored Batsuit. Explaining that he has to trust the people he works with if he plans to get through this. With Jim subdued and the armor destroyed. They head to the Fortress of Solitude to analyze the suit and inform the league about what’s happening. Suddenly, the armor takes hold of Kelex and drives him to attack. Blue Beetle has been infected and was hiding as the suit to get into the fortress.
Clark and Bruce begin fighting Jaime, they realize his scarab tech is much stronger now that it is infected, at that moment Clark is lassoed around the neck by none other than Donna Troy. Accompanied by Hawkman, they proclaim they are there to exact revenge or the pain they cause them. For Wally. For Dick. For Roy. This is the revenge of the Titans. The multiverse needs a purge and dark Bruce’s Secret Six are here to do it.
This was a very exciting issue. What turned out to be a small vendetta. Blew up into a multiversal crisis. I’m guessing this is the lead up to the very crisis that the Dark Multiverse books keep hinting towards. We got big things on the way. It’s time we see some big moves in this story. The Titans showing up like this is enough to have me on the edge of my seat. With artwork that makes the whole issue read like a motion comic, this series is gearing up to be very important to the DC canon and I can’t wait.