Event Leviathan: Checkmate is a new six-issue mini-series from Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, which will hit this April and continue the spy saga that the duo started last year.
DC Comics announced the new mini Tuesday on its website, and the story really looks like a direct continuation of the book that came out last year. Obviously, the villain is back, but so too are many of the principal heroes involved. Instead of figuring out who Leviathan is (one of the original Manhunters, it turns out!) and what the heck is going on, these heroes will now be trying to stop Leviathan, which is good because I was wondering when someone would get around to that.
Anyway, the heroes involved include Green Arrow, Lois Lane, and The Question, who will be teaming up against Leviathan with Talia Al Ghul and a secret mystery character who will be working from the shadows (probably Maxwell Lord). That group will be forming a new version of Checkmate, the long-time DC Universe spy organization that was wiped out by Leviathan last year along with all the other long-time DC Universe spy organization, of which there were many.
The full solicit text released about the book today from DC can be found below, along with a cover for the first issue.
The results of the Event Leviathan miniseries established a new world order among the espionage agencies of the DC Universe, now united under the single banner of the mysterious Leviathan!
Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over the world, but what exactly are they following? What’s the secret behind Leviathan’s power? The planet’s last, best hope against this rampant threat is an unlikely collection of allies that will form the new Checkmate! The most dangerous spies in all of DC must team up to take the world back from Leviathan before all is lost.
Green Arrow, The Question, Lois Lane and Talia Al Ghul are the last line of defense against Leviathan, but there’s a secret hero working from the shadows that could mean the difference between victory or defeat for this new version of Checkmate. Who is it? Find out when the debut issue of Event Leviathan: Checkmate hits comic book retailers and participating digital stores on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
Event Leviathan: Checkmate
A Six-Issue Miniseries
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Alex Maleev
Issue #1 on sale April 22, 2020