New League, New Universe: A Look Back at Justice League: Origin

This week, the eagerly awaited Justice League: War hit stores nationwide. The latest in Warner Bros.’ successful and highly regarded series of animated movies set within the DC Universe, Justice League: War is an adaptation of Justice League: Origin by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee. It’s an appropriate choice for a movie meant to lay the groundwork for a bigger universe of films. After all, Justice League: Origin did much the same thing to all of DC Comics.

This Just Happened: The Scarecrow Controls the Bat-Family

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read DETECTIVE COMICS #28 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

“Gothtopia” continues with part 2 of 3, “The Maddening Crowd.” The tables have been turned on Batman as the Scarecrow controls Arkham Asylum and holds the Dark Knight in a padded room. Escape might be possible for Batman if he can gain access to the Scarecrow’s laboratory and crack the code on the Gothtopia Toxin.