The First Mention of Secret Crisis
Let's Break This Down
The very first thing they give us is the date, July 10th, 2030. However because these are comics that date is not finite because when it is 2022 in the real world it may be 2040 in the comics so there is no reason to fret about a date being so far away. The next they tell us is the name "Secret Crisis" and since then we have not heard this name in any other comic. Next we get the storyline, where we can infer that Superman will fight Thor who is called an invader meaning this must take place within the DC Universe. Next, according to Doctor Manhattan, Hulk will die protecting Superman from Thor and "these invaders" whom will likely be other Marvel characters. And then his monologue continues without touching on the subject again.
The Justice League Cameo
What Can We Take Away From This
This is a very important moment because this shows that both Marvel and DC are working to this crossover since prior to this it appeared as if only DC was pursuing this idea. Also is reveals that Superman is not the only DC character who will be present contradicting what we may have thought when only Superman was spoken of in Doomsday Clock. We now know that in addition to Superman, the following characters will be involved in the event: Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Aqua man. Also further on in the issue we see everyone die to a being known as The Black Winter or the devourer of Universes. This clues us in on who the main villain of this event could be.
What Should We Expect In The Long Run
Sadly, it would be unwise to get our hopes up about this crossover as its likelihood of happening within the next few years is very low. For one we know it will not be happening in 2020 for a number of reasons including that we would have begun seeing advertisements for it by now and shipping/printing rates have decreased due to COVED-19. Further more, since the Justice League cameo we have seen no concrete evidence that Secret Crisis will occur and with events like Death Metal being the main focus of DC and the Fortnite Event in Marvel (Article Coming Soon) this is at the back of comic creator's minds. Regardless, the base material is there and it cannot be reversed so do not lose all hope, I do believe that this event will happen at some point.
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