DC Comics Announces Next “Crisis” Series

It’s been a long time since DC Comics last polarizing Crisis event. Grant Morrison’s Final Crisis was the last in a series of DC Crisis Events (Crisis on Infinity Earths; Zero Hour: Crisis In Time; Infinite Crisis).

Now writer Tom King-Clay Mann will introduce the first Crisis post Flashpoint/New 52. The series will be a seven issue limited series.

The series is described by DC Comics as a murder mystery, the series will feature Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Harley Quinn and Booster Gold as lead characters.

When a superhero facility known as Sanctuary is struck by a terrible event, the result shocks the superhero community to its core. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman established the facility to help heroes deal with the trauma of violence.

In addition, there is a “Heroes In Crisis: A Sanctuary Fact Sheet” credited to King.  It reads in full:

– Sanctuary is a safe place for superheroes to explore the trauma of their violent lives and deal with the other effects of the fight. They come, they rest, they confess, and they move on.

– Sanctuary was built five years ago when Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman realized that emerging superheroes would sometimes need help dealing with the worst parts of the job.

– To the outside world, Sanctuary appears to be a small, isolated ranch in rural Nebraska. But under the illusion, the ranch is, in reality a sophisticated, futuristic compound based on Kryptonian technology.

– Sanctuary is manned solely by robots and holograms. The only real people at Sanctuary are heroes.

– Sanctuary provides the therapy the heroes of the DC Universe need.

– The typical stay at Sanctuary ranges from a few days to a few weeks, and, on rare occasions, even longer.

– Sanctuary is a secret. The general public doesn’t know of its existence.

– To protect the privacy of the heroes, the Trinity discourages them from talking about Sanctuary, though it is an open secret that many heroes have visited the facility.

– Only three people know who goes to Sanctuary: Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. No records of the visits are kept.

– Batman sees Sanctuary as a necessity. Wonder Woman sees it as a kindness. Superman sees it as good.

– And now, everyone who was at Sanctuary is dead.

– Learn more about Sanctuary in Heroes in Crisis #1! Check out the cover to the first issue below: