Friday’s One on One panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 brought new revelations about Justice League: Gods and Men as writer Geoff Johns talked about the six single-issue stories coming in October. Each one-shot will focus on key characters in the Darkseid War, with their individual conflicts placed against the backdrop of “universal Armageddon, with Darkseid squaring off against the Anti-Monitor.”
DC has released synopses for the single-issue comics. Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Billy Batson, and Lex Luthor have all been transformed by the battle. It’s good to know that Luthor has managed to rank himself among the powerful once again. Everyone has had a significant power-boost, and many have been driven mad—though the form Batman’s takes should surprise no one. The Superman-Lex-Luthor interactions look to be among the most interesting as the long-time foes now need one another.
Batman – Armed with the godlike power of the Mobius Chair, the Dark Knight has taken on the role of Metreon and plans to use the infinite knowledge of this device to turn Gotham City into a completely crime-free zone!
Superman – Corrupted by the weird energies of Apokolips’ fire pits, Superman has been turned into an angry, violent brute. And only one man can possibly save him: Lex Luthor.
Green Lantern – Oa has been conquered and transformed into a Parademon factory and the Green Lantern Corps is no more! Only Hal Jordan remains to follow a distress call from the last active Lantern seen fighting on Oa: John Stewart
Lex Luthor – At last, Lex Luthor, the new ruler of Apokolips, can do what he never could accomplish on Earth: hold the fate of a world in his hands. But his one failure from the “Darkseid War” continues to keep him from the peace he craves – and only a crazed Superman can help him get it!
The Flash– The Flash takes on the role of death’s harbinger, the Black Racer. And the beneficiary of his first visit is Aquaman!
Shazam! – Instead of accessing the powers of the old gods, Billy Batson now commands the combined powers of the New Gods like Highfather, Mantis and others trapped within the Source Wall. And that’s power that no mortal should possess!