Forever Evil Reading Order

Forever Evil was the first line wide event during new 52, line wide being characters from outside of their sphere involved i.e Bat-family and Superman-family. Trinity War acts a sort of prelude to this main event and we have a Trinity War reading order.

It is an interesting event but not one which was Universe shattering, it also an event which didn’t bring in titles from main series of books such as Batman New 52, Superman or Wonder Woman making it a little light and perhaps not top tier.

The Crime Syndicate is an interesting idea but as they come from Earth-3 you know it’s not going to be a permanent change.

Either way, it’s an enjoyable read with decent collected editions and an easy to follow issue by issue chronological list.

Let’s get to it.

Forever Evil Trade Reading Order Checklist

Forever Evil has not been collected in an omnibus and probably never will. Instead, you’ve got the usual collections of the main series and the tie ins – you wont miss out but it means you need to buy a couple more books than you’d like to get the whole picture.

Use the trade reading order checklist with the issue by issue reading order to enjoy it in its intended order.

Forever Evil

This is the main series and the only thing you’d need to get the general feel of what happened in this event.

Collects Forever Evil #1 to #7.

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Forever Evil
  • DC Comics
  • Johns, Geoff (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Forever Evil: Blight

This book covers the heroes standing in while Justice League stalwarts Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman have gone missing. This is a tie in book that slips in directly. Collects Justice League Dark #24-#29, Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #14-#17, Constantine #9-#12, Trinity of Sin: Pandora #6-#9.

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Forever Evil: Blight
  • DC Comics
  • Fawkes, Ray (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Forever Evil: Arkham War

This one centers around Gotham City and the carnage while Batman is away. Collects Arkham War #1-6, Batman #23.4: Bane, Detective Comics #23.3: Scarecrow, and Batman and Robin #23.1.

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Forever Evil: Arkham War (The New 52)
  • DC Comics
  • Tomasi, Peter J. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S.

A Forever Evil mini series around the secret service now that Justice League are “out. Collects Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S #1 to #6.

Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. (The New 52)
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Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. (The New 52)
  • DC Comics
  • Gates, Sterling (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Forever Evil: Rogue’s Rebellion

The Flash plays a bigger part than most of the A-list superheroes on DC’s roster, therefore it’s only right that his rogue’s gallery get a bit of attention. Collects  Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1-#6, and The Flash #23.1 and #23.3

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Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion (The New 52)
  • Buccellato, Brian (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 160 Pages - 09/30/2014 (Publication Date) - DC Comics (Publisher)

Justice League Volume 5: Forever Heroes

Justice League by Geoff Johns is the social point outside of the named miniseries. The tie ins start in the Forever Heroes storyline. Collects Justice League #24-#29

Justice League Vol. 5: Forever Heroes (The New 52) (Justice League: the New 52)
  • DC Comics
  • Johns, Geoff (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

These trades are the only ones which are titled (and Justice League by Geoff Johns) after the series itself and count as ‘main series’. The following are there to complement the main series and should be looked at as more option than the above.

Justice League of America Volume 2: Survivors of Evil

This series is relevant but not on the nose like the others. Collects Justice League of America issues #8-#14.

Suicide Squad Volume 5: Walled In

Quite relevant to the main series and interesting if you’re a fan of Suicide Squad. Collects issues #24-#30

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Suicide Squad Vol. 5: Walled In (The New 52)
  • DC Comics
  • Kindt, Matt (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

DC New 52 Villains Omnibus

This is the only book where we’d say you wouldn’t miss anything if you gave it a miss. In September 2013 DC had a villains month (probably the basis for Year of the Villain years later) with SOME issues tying into Forever Evil. You can check out the Forever Evil issue reading order to find out which ones and where they fit in the story.

It’s a big, expensive book just to get a couple of issues but here it is:

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DC New 52 Villains Omnibus (The New 52) (Dc Comics)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Gail Simone (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Forever Evil Issue by Issue Reading Order

Here is the complete and chronologically ordered issue reading order for Forever Evil

  1. Forever Evil #1
  2. Batman & Robin #23.1 
  3. Batman The Dark Knight #23.1 
  4. Detective Comics #23.1 
  5. Justice League of America #7.1 
  6. Superman #23.1 
  7. Trinity of Sin: Pandora #4-5
  8. Trinity of Sin The Phantom Stranger #12
  9. Trinity of Sin The Phantom Stranger #13
  10. Forever Evil #2
  11. Suicide Squad #24
  12. Suicide Squad #25
  13. Suicide Squad #26
  14. The Flash #23.1 
  15. The Flash #23.3 
  16. Forever Evil Rogues’ Rebellion #1
  17. Justice League #24
  18. Justice League of America #8
  19. Justice League of America #9
  20. Teen Titans #24 
  21. Forever Evil ARGUS #1
  22. Forever Evil ARGUS #2
  23. Justice League of America #10
  24. Suicide Squad #27
  25. Suicide Squad #28
  26. Suicide Squad #29
  27. Justice League Dark #24
  28. Justice League Dark #25
  29. Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #14
  30. Constantine #9
  31. Trinity of Sin: Pandora #6
  32. Justice League Dark #26
  33. Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #15
  34. Constantine #10
  35. Trinity of Sin: Pandora #7
  36. Justice League Dark #27
  37. Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #16
  38. Constantine #11
  39. Trinity of Sin: Pandora #8
  40. Justice League Dark #28
  41. Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #17
  42. Constantine #12
  43. Trinity of Sin: Pandora #9
  44. Justice League Dark #29
  45. Forever Evil #3
  46. Forever Evil – Rogues’ Rebellion #2-4
  47. Justice League #25
  48. Justice League of America #11
  49. Forever Evil – Arkham War #1
  50. Forever Evil #4
  51. Justice League #26
  52. Justice League #27
  53. Justice League #28
  54. Justice League of America #12
  55. Forever Evil – Rogues Rebellion #5-6
  56. Forever Evil – ARGUS #3-4
  57. Forever Evil #5
  58. Forever Evil – Arkham War #2-5
  59. Forever Evil – ARGUS #5
  60. Forever Evil #6
  61. Justice League of America #13
  62. Forever Evil – ARGUS #6
  63. Forever Evil – Arkham War #6
  64. Justice League #29
  65. Forever Evil #7

Forever Evil Reading Order FAQs

When did Forever Evil Start?

Forever Evil #1 is the first issue which was released September 4th, 2013.

When did Forever Evil finish?

Forever Evil #7 is the final issues which was released May 21st, 2014.

How many issues are in Forever Evil?

There are 65 issues in Forever Evil. 7 Main Series and the rest are tie ins.

How long did the Forever Evil event last for?

Forever Evil went on for 259 days or 8 Months/34 weeks.


What event comes after Forever Evil?

Injustice League comes after before finishing with Darkseid War.

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