We’ve finally arrived at Week Four of the DC Comics month long initiative known as “VILLAINS Week” and for those who might just be joining us, this is a series of one-shot issues that spotlight some of the most nefarious denizens in the DC Universe. To see the past posts about the topic just click HERE to be brought up to speed. Now let’s get down to business with these issues that hit the racks on September 25th. The premise and art come from the proper publicity channels but my closing editorial is all me. Here we go.
ACTION COMICS #23.4: METALLO – Before he became Metal-Zero, John Corben had two great loves: his country and Lois Lane. Awakening from a coma after the events of ACTION COMICS #8, Corben finds himself betrayed by both—and now his Kryptonite heart beats only for revenge! And when he joins up with the Secret Society, there’s no limit to the destruction he can cause!
As I’ve reported over the past two weeks, the September DC Comics initiative is known as VILLAINS MONTH and if you’ve not been paying attention, you’ll want to see what’s come out already by clicking on THIS LINK. In a nutshell, there are numerous One-Shots being released this month in place of the regularly running titles and each of them feature the most sinister villains that the DC Universe has. The press copy and images come from their publicity resources but I will close out with some editorial. Let’s take a look.
ACTION COMICS #23.3: LEX LUTHOR – Evil genius, sadistic businessman, sociopathic inmate—Lex Luthor is all this and more. Now released from prison, there is nothing to stop Luthor from getting his way…not even Superman!
As previously discussed, the BIG EVENT across the DC Comics titles is “Villains Month” and I’ve already showcased the first weeks batch of titles in a post that you can review HERE in the event that you are just now joining us. Below you will find the “Week Two” titles images along with some light premise and the creative teams involved. These issues will all hit the stands on September 11th. Let’s go.
ACTION COMICS #23.2: ZOD – General Zod storms into The New 52! Witness the origin of this genocidal maniac, and learn how far he will go to destroy those who oppose him!
This year, the DC Comics month-long initiative is “Villains Month” and its going to run across all of the September titles and spotlight a different insidious villain in a special one-shot issue. Here is the first weeks batch which will be on sale in your local comic retailer today (September 4th).
FOREVER EVIL #1: The first universe-wide event of The New 52 begins as FOREVER EVIL launches! The Justice League is DEAD! And the villains shall INHERIT the Earth! An epic tale of the world’s greatest super-villains starts here!
Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND; 3-D motion variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
ACTION COMICS #23.1: CYBORG SUPERMAN – Deep in space sits a cybernetic force of evil unlike any other. What terrible connection does Cyborg Superman share with Krypton? And what alien force commands the robotic terror? Find out here!
Following some events at the tail end of the recent “Trinity War” shall come a new mini-series entitled “Forever Evil” and along with it “Villains Month”. What this means for you readers of the current DC Comics line is that for the entire month all of the existing titles shall halt and be replaced by single editions featuring the vilest of the vile. That’s right those nefarious foes of the protectors of mankind shall be set loose upon the masses. The Joker, Lex Luthor, Trigon, Darkseid, Black Manta and forty seven others shall make you look over your shoulder and look more cautiously at the shadows around you. Collectors be sure to make a section and some space in a box.
The checklist for all of the issues is below and as already mentioned there is a title called “Forever Evil” that ties a lot of this together. My hope is to get a number of these titles offered up as overviews when its possible to do so. Oh and by the way, each cover will be done with a 3D lenticular cover so they should really look cool as well. What do you fans think of this particular initiative? The launch of The New 52 seems so long ago now since its September 2011 premiere and so many titles have been swapped out from the original bunch.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Starting tomorrow, I’m going to begin sharing the covers of the titles that will be hitting the racks for the next four weeks. It’s taken some prep time but I’ve secured them all along with a brief premise of the one-shot issue. Exciting huh? I think so. Stay tuned.