The following article contains spoilers for Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1, on sale now from DC Comics.
One of DC’s most powerful characters just got an even bigger power upgrade, and he’s also got a new costume to match.
Kimiyo Hoshi’s Doctor Light is among the superhero group led by Damian Wayne to track down the source of the darkness that controls the Dark Army of Pariah. The story takes place in Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1, written by Mark Waid, Delilah S. Dawson, and Dennis Culver and drawn by Freddie E. Williams II and Jack Herbert. In the issue, Robin sends Light directly into the Orrery of Worlds to prevent the rupture of it by the advancing Great Dark and the resulting potentially instantaneous infection of the entire multiverse. While there, Light discovers the true extent of her powers first imbued with her by the Monitor, allowing her to stave off the Darkness’ advance and emerge in a new white suit replete with a matching faceplate.
Doctor Light’s upgrade ends up being useful to the group. Robin’s calculations lead the team to the House of Heroes, or more specifically, what’s left of the original Monitor’s satellite, where they reactivate an AI version of the Monitor’s ally Harbinger. But the show warns the heroes that the Great Dark is about to break the Orrery, and once Light stops the spread of it, he returns to the House of Heroes to neutralize another threat: the infected Justice League Incarnate. for the Darkness. He quickly frees the JLI from the Darkness’ influence, who then join Robin’s group on their quest to find the source of the Dark Army’s power.
in DC dark crisis on infinite earths Event, a broken and mad Pariah has corrupted the Great Dark, and subsequently draws its power to subjugate the most powerful beings in the cosmos in his Dark Army. Pariah has also used that power to recreate the original multiverse of infinite worlds, including her own, destroyed in the events leading up to the original. crisis on infinite earths. The House of Heroes originally held the headquarters of the Monitors who protected the multiverse before the events of Crisis.
The last surviving Monitor, in fact, created Hoshi’s Doctor Light from this location in crisis on infinite earths #4 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez to help in the battle against the Anti-Monitor and his Shadow Demons. Light later delivers a seemingly decisive and fatal blow to the Anti-Monitor in the final issue of the series, but the cosmic villain is ultimately defeated by Earth-2’s Superman before the multiverse is integrated into a single universe.
Doctor Light has no connection to the DC supervillain of the same name, and has become a member of the Justice League on several occasions.
Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1 is on sale now from DC Comics.