"Leviathan Dawn": Manhunter, Col. Steve Trevor, The Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Talia al Ghul, Kingsley Jacob, The Question , and Mr. Bones team up as Checkmate to take on Leviathan.
Leviathan Dawn #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of April, 2020. It was published on February 26, 2020.
Synopsis for "Leviathan Dawn"
Manhunter, Col. Steve Trevor, The Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Talia al Ghul, Kingsley Jacob, The Question , and Mr. Bones team up as Checkmate to take on Leviathan.
The story opens with Col. Steve Trevor in captivity having been suspected of being Leviathan. He is rescued/broken out by Kingsley Jacob. Leviathan (Mark Shaw) destroys Dr. Netz who'd betrayed him to Amanda Waller and acknowledges his organization will experience "growing pains". In Arkham Asylum, Gotham City, Mr. Bones awakens and is looking for an update. He and Col. Steve Trevor meet up with Oliver Queen (The Green Arrow) attacking Leviathan pups shipboard. The Green Arrow asks Trevor and Bones how many more of them are up against Leviathan. Mr. Bones mentions that The Question is in Beijing, where Leviathan is still after something. Katherine Spencer (Manhunter) awakens in the Batcave with Damian Wayne (son of Batman and Talia al Guhl) who tells her of Mark Shaw being Leviathan and where his mother Talia Al Ghul is. Steve Trevor arrives at Iron Heights to speak with Talia al Ghul to enlist her help with bringing down Leviathan, the organization she built hoping to pass it on to Damian. Leviathan has purchased the country of Markovia (with cash), complicating the task by adding the issue of attacking a country to take Leviathan down.
Appearing in "Leviathan Dawn"
- Batman (Flashback only)
- Deathstroke (Flashback only)
- Elongated Man (Flashback only)
- Harvey Bullock (Flashback only)
- John Constantine (Flashback only)
- Killer Croc
- Plastic Man (Flashback only)
- Red Hood (Flashback only)
- Sam Lane (Flashback only)
- Superman (Flashback only)
- Wonder Woman (Flashback only)
- Zatanna (Flashback only)
- Amanda Waller (Mentioned only)
- A.R.G.U.S. (Mentioned only)
- Lex Luthor (Mentioned only)
- Leviathan Island
- United States of America
- The ending of the story advertises the series Event Leviathan: Checkmate. However the series was postponed along with a spinoff called Manhunters: Secret History cancelled as well, due to COVID-19 outbreak. The series would later be released in 2021 and renamed to Checkmate Vol 3.