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!
Written by MICHAEL ALAN NELSON; Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE; 3-D motion cover by AARON KUDER
BATMAN #23.1: THE JOKER – The Joker has FOREVER been the face of EVIL in the DC Universe…but what led him on this devious path of treachery? Andy Kubert pens this early adventure showcasing the maniacal exploits of the Crown Prince of Gotham—The JOKER!
Written by ANDY KUBERT; Art by ANDY CLARKE; 3-D motion cover by JASON FABOK
BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.1: TWO-FACE – Two-Face is approached to join the Secret Society! Which side will his coin land on?
Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by GUILLEM MARCH; 3-D motion cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.1 – THE VENTRILOQUIST – The origin of the Ventriloquist is revealed! One of them has powerful telekinesis and the other is a cold-blooded murderer—but who’s the real dummy in this act?
Written by GAIL SIMONE; Art by DERLIS SANTACRUZ; 3-D motion cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
DETECTIVE COMICS #23.1: POISON IVY – For too long, Poison Ivy has played with men’s hearts and been a pawn in their games too—but no more! Now that Batman is gone, she will grow into a force of nature unlike anything Gotham City has seen before!
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS; Art by JAVIER PINA; 3-D motion cover by JASON FABOK
EARTH 2 #15.1: DESAAD – As a member of Darkseid’s inner circle, Desaad is the Apokoliptian god of fear and pain. And since being stranded on Earth because of the events of EARTH 2 #1, Desaad has looked for a way home. He has the means, in the form of Boom Tube technology, but could not power it…until now!
Written by PAUL LEVITZ; Art by YILDIRAY CINAR; 3-D motion cover by KEN LASHLEY
THE FLASH #23.1: GRODD – Grodd believed he was destined to become the bearer of light—until The Flash raced onto the scene! What will Grodd do now that The Flash has disappeared with the rest of the world’s heroes? Conquest is on the horizon as the world becomes—Forever Evil!
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO; Art by CHRIS BATISTA; 3-D motion cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
GREEN ARROW #23.1: COUNT VERTIGO – Get set for the twisted origin of Count Vertigo! Why is the Count in Vancouver on the hunt for Green Arrow, and what could have happened to make him such a sadistic adversary?
Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO; 3-D motion cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
GREEN LANTERN #23.1: RELIC – Who is Relic, and why must he kill every being in the universe who might wield the light of the emotional spectrum? Relic’s power could be the most formidable force the Lanterns have ever seen! This issue’s story incorporates Rags Morales’s recent variant covers from GREEN LANTERN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS, RED LANTERNS and LARFLEEZE, now with inks, full color and script!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI; Art by RAGS MORALES and CAM SMITH; 3-D motion cover by BILLY TAN
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.1: DARKSEID – For Darkseid, Lord of Apokolips, you conform or die. Now born into his realm is an anomaly who looks to challenge that. A trickster, who will go to any length to survive even if it means sacrificing worlds to do it—leading to an Earth shattering confrontation between The Man of Steel and a Dark Lord.
Written by GREG PAK; Art by PAULO SIQUERIA; 3-D motion cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.1: DEADSHOT – Is it a death wish that makes Floyd Lawton put on the mask of Deadshot? Or is something more sinister pulling at Floyd when he becomes a relentless assassin who feels nothing for his victims? Discover the truth behind Deadshot’s secret history in this issue!
Written by MATT KINDT; Art by PASQUAL FERRY; 3-D motion cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MATT BANNING
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23.1: THE CREEPER – Freed from his mystical prison, The Creeper walks a path littered with gore and misery—and there may be no way to stop him! Many will be caught in his web, including the Justice League of America’s Katana and Jack Ryder, The Creeper’s unwitting human host. Where will The Creeper strike next?
Written by ANN NOCENTI; Art by CHRISCROSS; 3-D motion cover by MIKEL JANIN
SUPERMAN #23.1: BIZARRO – Lex Luthors’ sinister plan to manipulate Superman’s genetic material to create a mindless soldier under his control results in the monster known as Bizarro: opposite of Superman in every way, with no compassion, no remorse and no mercy!
Written by SHOLLY FISCH; Art by JEFF JOHNSON and ANDY SMITH; 3-D motion cover by AARON KUDER
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Aren’t those awesome? I think so and I cannot wait to share the rest of them with you. You’ll have to wait until next week for me to do that of course but be sure to snap up your copies of these before they sell out. See you next week with another batch. You can let me know which ones you liked the most from this stack down in the comments section below. I’ve also embedded a full reminder checklist for you so you can mark off the ones you have and still might need.
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