Who is in Flash’s Dark Justice League and why?


WARNING: The following contains spoilers for The Flash # 776, on sale now from DC Comics.

Since taking over from The Flash, Wally West’s life has been put back on the fast lane. As The Flash, he’s tasked with defending Central City and the wider DC Universe from all manner of wrongdoing while trying to balance his domestic life as a husband and father of two young children. However, when the magical supervillain Eclipso resurfaces in Central City and launches his plans to reshape the DCU in its corrosive image, Wally finds himself running for reinforcements, which leads to an impromptu squad with the Justice League Dark.

Here’s a quick look at everyone Wally teamed up with to conduct a tactical retreat from Eclipso’s All-Out Assault before regrouping and recapturing Central City and the DCU as revealed in Flash # 776 by Jeremy Adams, Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan, Jeromy Cox and Rob Leigh.

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Why Flash chose Doctor Fate for its new team

Doctor Fate drives Wally away from Central City when it becomes clear that no one is safe from Eclipso. A longtime member of the Justice Society of America, this iteration of Fate appears to be Kent V. Nelson, created by Steve Gerber and Justiniano in 2007 Countdown to the mystery # 1.

The original Doctor Fate’s grandnephew, Kent Nelson, the young Fate sometimes ceded the source of his powers, the mystic Helm of Nabu, to other heroes before retrieving it for himself. By taking Wally through a two-dimensional causeway, Fate is revealed to have acquired a cosmic consciousness that makes him realize that he is a comic book character.

Zatanna is a great choice for Flash’s “Justice League Dark”

One of the most powerful wizards in the DCU is Zatanna, recognized by her characteristic ability to cast spells by speaking magical commands backwards. Created by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson in the years 1964 Hawkman # 4, Zatanna has served in everything from the Justice League to the Seven Soldiers of Victory, all in defense of the DCU.

Recently, Zatanna has battled the dark cost of magic after being corrupted by the evil Upside Down Man, her corrosive influence gradually shaking her free will and tempting her to turn against her team. In order to prevent the corruption from spreading, Zatanna refrained from using magic whenever possible, but this turns out to be only a sustaining action.

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John Constantine is an inspired choice for the Flash team – here’s why

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While John Constantine has often boasted of being somewhat of a loner and the ultimate survivor by keeping his head down when trouble arises, he has ironically been a major figure in the Justice League Dark. Created by Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Veitch and John Totleben in the years 1985 The Swamp Thing saga # 35, Constantine is firmly back in the DCU since the events of Brightest day.

While he initially teamed up with Justice League Dark to reunite with his lover Zatanna, being around superheroes for an extended period certainly had a noticeable effect on old Constantine. Recently, Constantine has demonstrated a more altruistic side of himself, rather than the conceited magician and rascal he has carried himself as for years.

Who is Detective Chimp and why does The Flash want a team?

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One of the smartest members of Justice League Dark is also the most animal. with Detective Chimp puts his deduction skills to save the day as a steadfast member of the superhero team. Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino in the years 1952 The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog # 4, Chimp was a one-note gadget that became a hero in its own right.

The recent crossover event Black Nights: Death Metal revealed how tragic Detective Chimp’s life can be, after losing his best friend Nightmaster to the invaders of the Dark Multiverse. Since then, Chimp has inherited the oblivion bar from his old friend and wields his mythical old sword to defeat the forces of darkness.

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What powers does DC Amethyst have and how can they help flash?

Gemworld Princess Amethyst

Amy Winston was an orphaned teenager who discovered she was the long-lost Princess Amethyst of the secret magic kingdom of Gemworld. Introduced in the years 1983 Legion of superheroes # 298, Amethyst became his own fantasy hero while occasionally teaming up with fellow teenage superheroes on Young Justice.

In order to take refuge from Eclipso and the villain’s corrupting influence in the DCU, Fate guides The Flash to Gemworld where the heroes find Princess Amethyst and the majority of Justice League Dark waiting for them, ready to plan their next move together.

If Flash needs to defend man, look no further than Etrigan

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Etrigan the Demon has been a DCU staple since medieval times and was introduced in the 1972s The demon # 1 by Jack Kirby. Speaking in rhyme and capable of breathing fire, Etrigan is usually there whenever a magical evil brews, ready to help the heroes.

Jason Blood’s longtime associate Randhir Singh was recently reintroduced, now with enhanced psionic abilities as Etrigan’s origins promoted to Hell to become a rhyming demon have been revealed in The Sandman / Locke & Key crossover mini-series.

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What can Ragman bring to a Justice League Dark Team?

One of the strangest superheroes of all is Ragman, created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert in the 1976s. chiffonier # 1. Dressed in a magical costume fueled by corrupted souls, Rory Regan has a whole list of abilities at his disposal that make him superhuman and has already used his powers against Eclipso.

While Ragman is one of Justice League Dark’s most recent recruits, a similar hero began his superhero training at Teen Titans Academy, with Stitch, a sentient conglomerate of mystical clothing similar to Ragman who became one of the school’s most popular students.

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