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!
Written by SHOLLY FISCH; Art by WILL CONRAD; 3-D motion cover by AARON KUDER
AQUAMAN #23.2: OCEAN MASTER – Ocean Master is freed from Belle Reve and wants no part of the Secret Society—he just wants to go home to Atlantis. But he has a long bloody journey across the surface world in front of him, and he might not make it back!
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and STERLING GATES; Art by GERALDO BORGES; 3-D motion cover by PAUL PELLETIER and SEAN PARSONS
BATMAN/SUPERMAN #3.1: DOOMSDAY – Long before Superman fought the unstoppable monster known as Doomsday, the beast’s reputation for death and destruction haunted The Man of Steel’s home world of Krypton.
Written by GREG PAK; Art by BRETT BOOTH; 3-D motion cover by TONY S. DANIEL
BATMAN #23.4: BANE – Batman is gone, and the inmates of Arkham Asylum are running wild in the streets! Bane is in Gotham City with one goal…to take it over no matter who he has to break!
Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by GRAHAM NOLAN; 3-D motion cover by GUILLEM MARCH
BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.4: KILLER CROC – As the battle for Gotham City continues to build, the scales become unbalanced when the ferocious Killer Croc enters the fray!
Written by TIM SEELEY; Art by FRANCIS PORTELA; 3-D motion cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.4: THE JOKER’S DAUGHTER – The Gotham Underground is quickly becoming a base of power in the DC Universe! After the destruction of Arkham Asylum, The Joker’s Daughter is gaining hordes of followers across the terrifying and brutal landscape! In a world where ugly is considered beautiful, what dark initiation rites befall this madwoman’s new recruits?
Written by ANN NOCENTI; Art by GEORGES JEANTY; 3-D motion cover by JASON FABOK
DETECTIVE COMICS #23.4: MAN-BAT – Dr. Langstrom has given in to the Man-Bat side of his personality. Left unchecked in a world without heroes, he brutally stalks his prey in Gotham City! If Langstrom won’t stop himself…who will?
Written by FRANK TIERI; Art by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA; 3-D motion cover by JASON FABOK
GREEN LANTERN #23.4: SINESTRO – Years ago, Sinestro used his Green Lantern ring to utterly dominate his home planet of Korugar, all in the name of “protecting” his people. It’s the mistake that turned his name into a curse, and brought down the greatest Green Lantern of them all…but one never-before-seen moment from those dark days holds the key to his future!
Written by MATT KINDT; Art by DALE EAGLESHAM; 3-D motion cover by BILLY TAN
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.4: SECRET SOCIETY – An army of super villains has been built throughout The New 52 during 2013—but for what purpose? Learn about the villains that have paved the way for the world of FOREVER EVIL.
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and STERLING GATES; Art by MANUEL GARCIA and ROB HUNTER; 3-D motion cover by MIKEL JANIN
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.4: BLACK ADAM – Where is Black Adam? And what series of events is triggered when the Secret Society attacks Kahndaq? Discover all of this and much more in this issue!
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and STERLING GATES; Art by EDGAR SALAZAR; 3-D motion cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MATT BANNING
SUPERMAN #23.4: PARASITE – Parasite: Noun. An organism that lives in or on another organism. Preferably Superman.
Written by AARON KUDER; Art by AARON KUDER; 3-D motion cover by AARON KUDER
WONDER WOMAN #23.2: FIRST BORN – The First Born son of Zeus—Wonder Woman’s oldest brother—has returned to claim the throne of Olympus! But it’s been a long and bloody road to reach his destiny…and you won’t believe the horror when you meet the rest of Wonder Woman’s extended “family”!
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO; Art by ACO; 3-D motion cover by VICTOR IBANEZ
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So there you have it. Since I’ve posted this a few days before they hit the racks of your local comic shop, I suggest you place a call to them to make sure that you don’t miss out on the ones that you want the most. I’m trying to get a copy of each but unfortunately am missing a couple of them at this point. I guess I better hit some of the online retailers to see if they can help me complete it all. Maybe I will have some luck at the upcoming NY Comic Con which will be hitting NYC in the coming weeks. I’ll be exploring the event once again and if you are using the Instagram app at all, please be sure to “Follow” our Official Profile and “like” the offerings that are presented there. Closing up you can share what titles from this final batch that interest you the most.
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