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The DC Multiverse is a patchwork of alternate worlds, each with a unique gimmick of its own. One of the earliest to be established was Earth-3, a world that’s an inversion of the regular DC Universe in one specific way. Instead of being the heroes, the Justice League are the world’s great villains.

The Suicide Squad, Teen Titans Academy, and The Flash will find themselves in Earth-3 this March in the War For Earth-3 crossover. Task Force X is there because Amanda Waller wants to claim the world for herself. The heroes are there looking for a missing friend. However, it won’t be a pleasant trip, with the heroes forced to take on the Crime Syndicate, the villainous Justice League of that world.

The War For Earth-3 reading order is here to save the day, so you don’t miss out on an issue. It has got everything you need to know from the recommended reading order, background reading, release dates, and heaps more.

Crime Syndicate #1 cover by Jim Cheung.
Crime Syndicate #1 cover by Jim Cheung.

Background Reading

Looking to do some background reading before jumping into War For Earth-3? Here are a few things I can recommend.

Crime Syndicate
Written by Andy Schmidt. Art by Bryan Hitch and Keiron McKeown.

This 2021 miniseries explored the evil Justice League of Earth-3, known as the Crime Syndicate. Check out this series if you want to know more about the most recent events on Earth-3.

Suicide Squad (2021 series) #1-12 and Suicide Squad 2021 Annual
Written by Robbie Thompson. Art by Javier Fernandez, Eduardo Pansica, Dexter Soy, and others.

Check out these issue if you want to know more about the latest line-up of Suicide Squad leading into War for Earth-3.

These issues have been collected in the following trade paperbacks:

  • Suicide Squad Volume 1: Give Peace a Chance (Future State: Suicide Squad #1-2 and Suicide Squad #1-6)
  • Suicide Squad Vol. 2: Ambushed! (Suicide Squad 1-12 and Suicide Squad 2021 Annual)

Teen Titans Academy #1-12 and Teen Titans Academy 2021 Yearbook
Written by Tim Sheridan. Art by Rafa Sandoval, Tom Derenick, Mike Norton, and others.

The current Teen Titans series is a bit different to ones we’ve seen in the past. This current incarnation sees classic members such as Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, and Beast Boy take on the role of teacher the next generation of heroes. Part of the student body is Shazam and a string of new characters. Check out these issues if you want to know more about it going into War for Earth-3.

These issues have been collected in the following trade paperbacks:

  • Teen Titans Academy Volume 1: X Marks The Spot (Teen Titans Academy #1-5, Suicide Squad #3, and Teen Titans Academy 2021 Yearbook)
  • Teen Titans Academy Volume 2: Exit Wounds (Teen Titans Academy #6-12)

The Flash

As for The Flash’s involvement, the only thing you need to know is that this is Wally West Flash. He took over the series again with 2021’s issue #768.

War For Eath-3 #1 cover Rafa Sandoval.
War For Eath-3 #1 cover Rafa Sandoval.

War For Earth-3 Reading Order

Take a look below at the recommended reading order for the War For Earth-3 crossover.

War for Earth-3 #1 (Part 1)
Written by Robbie Thompson and Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum. Art by Steve Pugh.
Available 1st March

Suicide Squad (2021 series) #13 (Part 2)
Written by Robbie Thompson and Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum. Art by Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, and Dexter Soy.
Available 8th March

The Flash #780 (Part 3)
Written by Robbie Thompson and Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum. Art by Fernando Pasarin.
Available 15th March

Teen Titans Academy #13 (Part 4)
Written by Robbie Thompson and Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum. Art by Mike Norton.
Available 22nd March

War for Earth-3 #2 (Final Part)
Written by Robbie Thompson and Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum. Art by Dexter Soy.
Available 29th March

After War for Earth-3

What should you read after War for Earth-3? Each of the series involve will be continuing their own plot-threads in April. These include:

Suicide Squad #14
Written by Robbie Thompson. Art by Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, and Dexter Soy.
Available 5th April

It’s worth noting that this series of Suicide Squad will end with issue #15 in May.

The Flash #781
Written by Jeremy Adams. Art by Fernando Pasarin and Matt Ryan.
Available 19th April

Teen Titans Academy #14
Written by Tim Sheridan. Art by Tom Derenick.
Available 26th April

It’s worth noting that this series of Teen Titans Academy will end with issue #15 in May.

Collected Edition

Prefer to read your comics in a collected edition? War For Earth-3 will be collected in trade paperback on 13th September, 2022.

War For Eath-3
Collects:
War for Earth-3 #1-2, Suicide Squad #13, The Flash #780, and Teen Titans Academy #13

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