Friday morning DC Comics announced Forever Evil: Blight, an 18-part crossover story arc that will run from October through March 2014 in the pages of Justice League Dark, Constantine, Trinity of Sin: Pandora, and Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger.
Jumping off from Constantine surviving the Crime Syndicate’s invasion of Earth while the rest of Justice League Dark seemingly did not, readers will learn in this month’s issue #24 that the House of Mystery protected him.
“And when he wakes up, Constantine will refuse to believe that his teammates – particularly Zatanna – are dead,” explained DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras. “Therefore, he casts a spell to locate them … but his search is quickly blocked by a dominant force within the metaphysical world. It seems that the Crime Syndicate’s invasion has significantly enhanced the levels of evil in the universe, and that this evil has a physical manifestation: Blight.
“In order to save Zatanna, Constantine will be forced to take on Blight. Along with Swamp Thing, Nightmare Nurse, and the Trinity of Sin themselves – Pandora, Phantom Stranger, and The Question – Constantine will need to defeat Blight if he wants to ever see the woman he loves again. But when Blight becomes aware of Constantine’s quest and draws in a human host to take him down, will Constantine and the army he’s assembled be enough to battle a force that encapsulates all the evil in the world?”
According to DC, the 18-part arc tells the story of “Constantine and Co.’s battle against Blight and attempt to rescue the fallen heroes of the DC Universe” and by the time it’s over, the publisher is promising that “the status quo for each of the titles participating in Forever Evil: Blight will have major changes!”
Here’s the breakdown of the entire story arc:
Part 1 – Justice League Dark #24
Part 2 – Justice League Dark #25
Part 3 – Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #14
Part 4 – Constantine #9
Part 5 – Trinity of Sin: Pandora #6
Part 6 – Justice League Dark #26
Part 7 – Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #15
Part 8 – Constantine #10
Part 9 – Pandora #7
Part 10 – Justice League Dark #27
Part 11 – Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #16
Part 12 – Constantine #11
Part 13 – Trinity of Sin: Pandora #8
Part 14 – Justice League Dark #28
Part 15 – Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #17
Part 16 – Constantine #12
Part 17 – Trinity of Sin: Pandora #9
Part 18 – Justice League Dark #29
Check out artist Mike Janin’s character designs for Blight, as well as a few other images from the story arc.