Throughout this epic new arc of Batman/Superman, we’ve watched in horror as the Dark Multiverse’s Batman Who Laughs transforms some of our favorite heroes into monstrous versions of themselves, subsumed into a plot to transform the Multiverse our heroes live in into a new Dark Multiverse. Now, in Batman/Superman #5, the Batman Who Laughs’ Secret Six is fully assembled and poised to destroy the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel before finishing their plans.

Jim Gordon, Hawkman, Donna Troy, Blue Beetle, Shazam, and Supergirl have all taken new names as their bodies transform and their minds twist. Will Superman and Batman be able to go toe to toe with some of the strongest among their former allies before the Batman Who Laughs’ Dark Multiverse satellite fully breaches into the Multiverse and broadcasts his infection to all the worlds?!

Check out the Beat’s exclusive preview of DC ComicsBatman/Superman #5, out this Wednesday, after the jump.

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: David Marquez
Colorist: Alejandro Sanchez
Letterer: John J. Hill

The Batman Who Laughs has unleashed his Secret Six! Now these infected heroes threaten to spread their dark infection across our world, and the only thing that might stop them is the combined might of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. If they fail, the planet will become the seed that grows a new Dark Multiverse-heroes will fall, villains will rise, and a new era dawns for the DCU in this explosive first arc finale that leads directly into Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1!

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