The DC Universe’s greatest mystery in some time — who is Leviathan? — reaches its halfway point this week with Event Leviathan #3. The foundation of this spy thriller is in place. Some villain (maybe?) has destroyed the top espionage organizations in the DCU, and a team of detectives/superheroes has gathered to investigate suspects. This villain (maybe?) is calling themselves Leviathan, making a case that the superheroes have failed and new tactics are needed to combat evil. Their identity, of course, is shrouded, which gives this story a mysterious vibe, putting detective work at its center.

In Event Leviathan #3, out Wednesday, the chief suspect is one Jason Todd aka the Red Hood (Outlaw!) aka a former Robin. Current Robin and son of Batman, Damian Wayne, has accused him of being Leviathan. Now, we get to see the aftermath of that accusation played out. Basically, we get to see Red Hood take on everybody. This 6-part story from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev is an intriguing one, grown from Bendis’ stellar work on Action Comics. We have some of our own guesses as to who Leviathan might be, but you’ll have to wait for Wednesday’s DC Round-Up to read about all of that.

In the meantime, check out The Beat’s exclusive preview of Event Leviathan #3 following the issue’s solicit:

Event Leviathan #3
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Alex Maleev
Letterer: Josh Reed
From the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it’s DC’s biggest whodunit in years! The world’s greatest detectives-Batman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Plastic Man, the Question and Martian Manhunter-have gathered to solve the mystery behind the true identity of Leviathan’s leaders and the destruction of the world’s top intelligence agencies! Red Hood is their leading suspect-and he is on the loose! Plus, the Silencer takes her shot! This mystery will unleash a new evil on the DC Universe!

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Event Leviathan #3

Event Leviathan #3