Spoilers ahead for Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3In the latest issue of DC’s Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, the always brutal Black Adam is taking matters into his own hands as the last surviving member of the Justice League. Having lost faith in the heroes who remain to effectively protect the world against multiple rising threats, Adam has elected to seek help from old allies who wouldn’t call themselves heroes by any means. As such, it looks as though the DC Universe will now be counting on some of its greatest villains to keep the world safe.
In previous issues of DC’s Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, Black Adam was the only Justice Leaguer left alive following the brutal attack by Pariah who serves the Great Darkness. Likewise, the absence of the Justice League emboldened Deathstroke and his army of villains to attack the Teen Titans Academy while also threatening to kill any hero who tries to take the League’s place. However, that didn’t stop Jon Kent’s Superman from trying to form a new League all the same (though Black Adam has been less than impressed).
Now, the new Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 from Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere sees Black Adam pushing this newly formed League to start using lethal methods against Deathstroke’s army, seeing it as the only way to effectively challenge Slade and his growing power. While the new League refuses and ultimately disbands, Black Adam still fears the darkness to come that killed the League. As such, Adam reverts back to his old ways in this new issue, seeking the help of none other than Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom to help him fight Deathstroke.
Black Adam Recruits Legion of Doom In Dark Crisis
While Superman himself had faith in Black Adam and his ability to be a force for good, being the one who invited the magical champion to join the League in the first place, it seems the loss of DC’s greatest heroes has motivated Adam to lose all faith in the light. Now, Black Adam is back seeking solutions in the dark and thinking like a villain once more. After all, who better to take on Deathstroke’s legion of villains than the original Legion of Doom?
At any rate, it’s going to be exciting to witness the inevitable war of villains that’s sure to follow in upcoming issues of DC’s epic crossover event. While this could have been Black Adam’s moment to prove himself the hero Superman always believed he could be, this new move with the Legion of Doom looks to be proving otherwise. That being said, perhaps that moment is still to come for the former Justice League hero. Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 is on sale now.