Darkseid War Reading Order

The Darkseid War is a comic book event and a somewhat crossover story line involving two of the most powerful beings in the Universe and their collission – the Dark God Darkseid and the Anti God the Anti-Monitor. Right in the middle of this great conflict are the Justice League who are tasked with bringing an end to this war without total destruction of Earth and beyond. This storyline emerged towards the end of the New 52 initiative. Before this event was the Robin War and after this event is the Final Days of Superman.

Despite the grand scale of the storyline, the Darkseid War is one of the most simple reading orders out there and relatively easy to collect and enjoy even a few years after the arc and the New 52 ended.

Full Darkseid War Reading Order

The full, chronological reading order for the Darkseid War is as follows:

  • Justice League #40
  • Justice League #41
  • Justice League #42
  • Justice League #43
  • Justice League #44
  • Justice League #45
  • Justice League Darkseid War Batman #1
  • Justice League Darkseid War Superman #1
  • Justice League Darkseid War Flash #1
  • Justice League Darkseid War Shazam #1
  • Justice League Darkseid War Green Lantern #1
  • Justice League Darkseid War Lex Luthor #1
  • Justice League #46
  • Justice League #47
  • Justice League #48
  • Justice League Darkseid War Special #1
  • Justice League #49
  • Justice League #50

As you can see from the above the Darkseid War is not really a crossover event and more of just a normal storyline comprising of 21 issues. It’s easy to follow and collect even if you were to go after individual issues.

Darkseid War: Omnibus

The easiest way to collect, read and enjoy the Darkseid War is via the Darkseid War: Omnibus book which collects all of the issues above and can therefore be considered ‘complete’.

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Darkseid War: Omnibus
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Darkseid War: Omnibus
  • Geoff Johns
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Hardcover: 512 pages

Justice League New 52 Volume 7 + 8

Another, messier, way to collect them all is to get Justice League New 52 Volume 7 and 8, this will get you all of the Justice League issues but not the one shots. If you get the omnibus you can just skip these two.

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Justice League Vol. 7: Darkseid War Part 1
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Justice League Vol. 7: Darkseid War Part 1
  • DC Comics
  • Geoff Johns
  • Publisher: DC Comics
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Justice League Vol. 8: Darkseid War Part 2
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Justice League Vol. 8: Darkseid War Part 2
  • DC Comics
  • Geoff Johns
  • Publisher: DC Comics

Final Thoughts

So that’s it for the Darkseid War reading order, we hope it was useful if it was a story line you wanted to get into. Please let us know in the comments section what you thought of the reading order and your thought if you’ve already read this story line!

Last update on 2018-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API