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Trinity War/Forever Evil Reading Order, a New 52 DC Checklist

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Trinity War/Forever Evil Reading Order DC

At the time (2013–2014), DC presented Trinity War as the first big crossover event of the New 52, but it turned out to be the prologue to Forever Evil, the real first line-wide crossover since the reboot of the DC Universe. For this reason, we tackle those two events together.

First, Trinity War: When the three Justice Leagues go to war with one another, who’s side will everyone be on? Allies will be born, friends will become enemies and the DC Universe will never be the same. 

What to read before Trinity War?

You can take a look at our Justice League New 52 Reading Order to know what came before, but especially:

Trinity War Reading Order, the prologue to Forever Evil

The Justice League, Justice League of America, and Justice League Dark clash, in order to solve the mystery of Pandora’s Box.

Trinity War Reading Order, Collected Edition

  • Justice League: Trinity WarJustice League Trinity War Reading Order
    Collects Free Comic Book Day 2012, Trinity Of Sin: Pandora 1-3, Trinity Of Sin: Phantom Stranger 11, Justice League 22-23, Justice League Dark 22-23, Justice League Of America 6-7, and Constantine 5.

Trinity War Reading Order, Issue By Issue

  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1 (Prelude)
  • Justice League #22
  • Justice League of America #6
  • Justice League Dark #22
  • Constantine #5
  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora #2
  • Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #11
  • Justice League of America #7
  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora #3
  • Justice League Dark #23
  • Justice League #23

Trinity War/Forever Evil Reading Order

Forever Evil Reading Order, the big follow-up to Trinity War

In Forever Evil, the Crime Syndicate comes from Earth-3 to take over this world, where they recruit villains to their cause. Earth-0 villains that resist the Crime Syndicate follow Lex Luthor to form the Injustice League to take down the Crime Syndicate. Central miniseries written by Geoff Johns and art by David Finch.

Forever Evil Reading Order, Collected Editions

Forever Evil Reading Order

  • Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S.
    Collects Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1–6
  • Forever Evil: Blight
    Collects Justice League Dark #24-29, Trinity Of Sin: Phantom Stranger #14-17, Constantine #9-12, Trinity Of Sin Pandora #6-9.
  • Forever Evil: Arkham War
    Collects Forever Evil: Arkham War #1–6, Batman Vol. 2 #23.4, Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman Vs. Bane #1
  • Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion
    Collects Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1–6, The Flash Vol. 4 #23.1
  • Justice League Volume 5: Forever Heroes
    Collects Justice League Vol. 2 #24–29
  • Justice League of America Volume 2: Survivors of Evil
    Collects Justice League of America Vol. 3 #8–14
  • Suicide Squad Volume 5: Walled In
    Collects Suicide Squad Vol. 4 #24–30, Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1
  • DC Comics The New 52 Villains Omnibus
    collects Action Comics Vol. 2 #23.1–23.4, Aquaman Vol. 7 #23.1–23.2, Batman Vol. 2 #23.1–23.4, Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #23.1–23.4, Batman/Superman #3.1, Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 2 #23.1–23.4, Detective Comics Vol. 2 #23.1–23.4, Earth 2 #15.1–15.2, The Flash Vol. 4 #23.1–23.3, Green Arrow Vol. 6 #23.1, Green Lantern Vol. 5 #23.1–23.4, Justice League Vol. 2 #23.1–23.4, Justice League Dark #23.1–23.2, Justice League of America Vol. 3 #7.1–7.4, Superman Vol. 3 #23.1–23.4, Swamp Thing Vol. 5 #23.1, Teen Titans Vol. 4 #23.1–23.2, Wonder Woman Vol. 4 #23.1–23.2

Forever Evil Reading Order, Issue By Issue

Like always in this type of big events, you can focus on the main event to have the essential part. To complement it, you can read Justice League. Following is ALL the issues, main titles and tie-ins:

  • Forever Evil #1
  • Batman & Robin #23.1 (Optional)
  • Batman The Dark Knight #23.1 (Optional)
  • Detective Comics #23.1 (Optional)
  • Justice League of America #7.1 (Optional)
  • Superman #23.1 (Optional)
  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora #4-5
  • Trinity of Sin The Phantom Stranger #12-13
  • Forever Evil #2
  • Suicide Squad #24-26
  • The Flash #23.1 (Optional)
  • The Flash #23.3 (Optional)
  • Forever Evil Rogues’ Rebellion #1
  • Justice League #24
  • Justice League of America #8
  • Justice League of America #9
  • Teen Titans #24 (Optional)
  • Forever Evil ARGUS #1
  • Forever Evil ARGUS #2
  • Justice League of America #10
  • Suicide Squad #27-29
  • Justice League Dark #24
  • Justice League Dark #25
  • Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #14
  • Constantine #9
  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora #6
  • Justice League Dark #26
  • Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #15
  • Constantine #10

Forever Evil Blight - Trinity War Forever Evil Reading Order

  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora #7
  • Justice League Dark #27
  • Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #16
  • Constantine #11
  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora #8
  • Justice League Dark #28
  • Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #17
  • Constantine #12
  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora #9
  • Justice League Dark #29
  • Forever Evil #3
  • Forever Evil – Rogues’ Rebellion #2-4
  • Justice League #25
  • Justice League of America #11
  • Forever Evil – Arkham War #1
  • Forever Evil #4
  • Justice League #26
  • Justice League #27
  • Justice League #28
  • Justice League of America #12
  • Forever Evil – Rogues Rebellion #5-6
  • Forever Evil – ARGUS #3-4
  • Forever Evil #5
  • Forever Evil – Arkham War #2-5
  • Forever Evil – ARGUS #5
  • Forever Evil #6
  • Justice League of America #13
  • Forever Evil – ARGUS #6
  • Forever Evil – Arkham War #6
  • Justice League #29
  • Forever Evil #7

Trinity War/Forever Evil Reading Order

What to read after Trinity War/Forever Evil?

The conclusion of Forever Evil brought some changes to the DC Universe and helped launch the new Justice League story-arc in Justice League: Injustice League. Also, for those curious to know what’s happening with Dick Grayson, go read Grayson: Agents of Spyral.

Last Updated on May 4, 2022.

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