Villains Month!

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  1. HighFivingMF Welp.

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2013/06/03/forever-evil-dc-comics-series/2381849/

    Justice League becomes Darkseid
    Justice League of America becomes Deadshot
    Justice League Dark becomes The Creeper
    Superman becomes Bizarro
    Action Comics becomes Cyborg Superman
    Batman becomes Joker
    Batman & Robin becomes Two-Face
    Detective Comics becomes Poison Ivy
    Dark Knight becomes Ventriloquist
    Green Lantern becomes Relic
    The Flash becomes Grodd
    Green Arrow becomes Count Vertigo
    Earth Two becomes Desaad

    More to come!
     
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  2. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    I feel like Batman should become Riddler, since it will be in the middle of a year-long Riddler story, right? It seems that's what they are doing with Relic in GL, but I guess that also makes sense because it gives a new villain the spotlight to show his background.
     
  3. HighFivingMF Welp.

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    I'm not sure if the Riddler story is during or after Zero Year. But I was expecting him to have the spotlight too.
     
  4. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    DC has some wiggle gifs of some of their september covers.

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  5. Norrin Parker Majestor of the Shi'ar

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    WHAT!?! The Creeper is a villain now?? DC just keeps finding ways to disappoint me :(

    edit: and he looks stupid too gahhh!!!
     
  6. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    I wonder what they'll do for Swamp Thing since that series is currently setting up a brand new villain.

    Animal Man too is currently in a weird moment.
     
  7. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    I guess same thing they are doing with GL, since Relic is a new villain to the best of my knowledge.
     
  8. HighFivingMF Welp.

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    Yeah, Relic is new.

    Looks like Batman will have multiple villain issues.

    23.1 is Joker written by Andy Kubert.
    23.2 is Riddler written by Scott Snyder.
    23.3 is Penguin, can't remember the writer at the moment.
    23.4 is Bane writter by Pete Tomasi.
     
  9. JewishHobbit Registered

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    I'm pretty excited for this. I can do without the gimmick covers, but they do look cool based on those gifs.

    So is every title focused on a villain in September or are just some of them in September, others in October, etc.? If it's a 7 issue mini, it would make more sense that they'd stretch them out.
     
  10. JTStarkiller Registered

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    I think it's just September, and just the 23.x (or 15.x or whatever) issues. I'm guessing every title will also have its regular #23 issue? As far as every title in the New 52 having villain issues, I have no idea.
     
  11. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    son of a...

    I'll definitely get the Riddler and Bane issues, but dang. I'll probably end up getting all of them just to keep the run of the New 52 Batman complete. I've never been big on collecting "runs" but I figure with some of the New 52 books, specifically Batman and GL, I may go complete runs for a little while at least, instead of skipping/picking up random issues like I have for books in the past.
     
  12. DeGenerate10 Br Ba

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    BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.1: THE VENTRILOQUIST
    Written by GAIL SIMONE
    Art by DERLIS SANTACRUZ
    3-D motion cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
    On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
    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?

    BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.2: MR. FREEZE
    Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
    Art by JASON MASTERS
    3-D motion cover by GUILLEM MARCH
    On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
    Mr. Freeze takes his obsessions over the line when he sets his sights on his newfound family and getting revenge on Batman!

    BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.3: CLAYFACE
    Written by JOHN LAYMAN
    Art by CLIFF RICHARDS
    3-D motion cover by GUILLEM MARCH
    On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

    It’s the biggest audition of Clayface’s life as he attempts to impress the Secret Society and join their ranks. Desperate to prove himself more than a monster, Clayface sets a scheme into motion that quickly unravels! Will he make his mark—or dig his own grave?

    BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.4: THE JOKER’S DAUGHTER
    Written by ANN NOCENTI
    Art by GEORGES JEANTY
    3-D motion cover by JASON FABOK
    On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

    DETECTIVE COMICS #23.1: POISON IVY
    Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
    Art by JAVIER PINA
    3-D motion cover by JASON FABOK
    On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

    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!


    DETECTIVE COMICS #23.2: HARLEY QUINN
    Written by MATT KINDT
    Art by NEIL GOOGE
    3-D motion cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
    On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

    If Dr. Harleen Quinzel wasn’t crazy when she fell for The Joker at Arkham Asylum, she sure was messed up afterwards! Find out more from Harley’s time with her beloved Mr. J. and see what got her into so much trouble that she was “recruited” for the Suicide Squad!


    DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3: THE SCARECROW
    Written by PETER J. TOMASI
    Art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
    3-D motion cover by JASON FABOK
    On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

    See the new Gotham City through the eyes of the Scarecrow! It’s Arkham Asylum unleashed on humanity—and it’s all the Scarecrow has ever wanted!



    DETECTIVE COMICS #23.4: MAN-BAT
    Written by FRANK TIERI
    Art by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
    3-D motion cover by JASON FABOK
    On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

    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?
     
  13. RoughNTumble i m not desperate

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    oh dc what have u done V_V;;
     
  14. JewishHobbit Registered

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    Yeah, so that is pretty much assuring that I will be skipping a lot of these. I'm interested in Mr. Freeze, Joker, Bane, and Riddler... but we'll see what I can afford and what the actual story and connections are.
     
  15. HighFivingMF Welp.

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    As of now for the Batstuff, I only really want Riddler and Two-Face.

    I'm sure I'll probably end up reading Freeze, Bane, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, and Clayface at some point though.
     
  16. Snow Queen 4AF (she/her)

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    Oh my God. DC is trying to make is broke.

    I'll probably pick up all the issues in the series I am picking up already.
     
  17. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    Is Batman and Robin having multiple issues, or just the Two-Face one?
     
  18. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    This is just ****ing dumb.
     
  19. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Happy to see the Joker has his face back; I hope they will adress it in the issue. The face-removal business is one of the stupidest decisions DC approved.
     
  20. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    To answer my own question, Batman and Robin is doing Two-Face, Court of Owls, Ras, and Killer Croc.

    This sucks. I can't justify spending this much money. I may just skip the entire month.
     
  21. Pyro Man Registered

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    Flash is doing Grodd, Reverse Flash and The Rogues (whats the damn point? they already have a mini)

    Superman is doing Bizarro, Brainiac, H'el and Parasite

    Action Comics is doing Cyborg Superman, Zod, Luthor and Metallo
     
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    My big question is are they planning on doing this and giving EVERY book at least one villain issue or are a lot of these books happening in lieu of the other books? I mean alot of the creative teams and villains from second tier titles seem to be getting eaten up by these (for instance, wouldn't Court of Owls be a better fit for a Talon villain issue?).

    This whole thing just feels like really ridiculous over-saturation to me.
     
  23. JewishHobbit Registered

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    They said there'd be 52 books out that month, so they can't be doing all their normal books and then a bunch of .1 issues as well. So it doesn't sound to me like they're oversaturating, as much as just a bunch of oneshots coming out that month instead of the regular titles.

    What I'm confused on is... so we have a month of all these oneshots and issue one of the mini... then the next 6 months continue the mini with no tie-ins? Why not spread the tie-ins out over 7 months?
     
  24. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    These villain books are taking place of the main titles for the month in an event similar to the Zero Issues last year, expect shenanigans like this every September.
     
  25. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    I cannot afford to pick the issues up, so, it looks like I will be picking up the trade hardcover or paperback-(s) compiling them.
     

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