picture of Darkseid

No, I don’t mean Dan Didio with a fake mustache that he twirls diabolically. DC has released all of the solicits for their Villain Month in September, along with the following quote:

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!

It’s interesting to note that the villains aren’t taking over all titles during “Villain Takeover Month.” Instead of having one of each title in the month of September, like usual, it appears that some books are getting more than one issue, each focused on a different villain, while other books aren’t being published at all. For example, they have Justice League listed four times: 23.1, 23.2, 23.3., and 23.4. They’re going on sale one per week, and each is a standard sized issue. They also each feature a different villain, and feature different creative teams, including a book written by Dan Didio… so we may actually see some Didio-related mustache-twirling after all.

Interestingly, there are 52 books solicited for that month, though they’re not all the titles you’re expecting. I guess DC is hoping we all want to buy four Justice League books in the same month… and four Justice League of Americas… and two Justice League Darks… and that we won’t mind giving up another title to get it.

We’ll see how it goes, I suppose.

By Kari Woodrow

Kari read her first comic at the age of nine – her brother's much-abused copy of Archie - and promptly forgot about it. Now, nearly two decades later, she has rediscovered the genre and has yet to look back. She enjoys some Marvel comics, but her heart lives in the DC universe.

4 thoughts on “Villain takeover at DC!”
  1. Ugh! They’re stealing the point releases from Marvel! That’s one of the most annoying/dumbest things. Annoying because my comics database uses an integer instead of a real number for issue numbers so it’s harder to enter in there. Dumb because what’s wrong with just running up the numbers. Instead of 23.1-23.4, just go 23-26.

    1. The numbering thing is mystifying to me, too. I’m pretty sure my database is going to have kittens over it too, but I’m hoping it works out, heh. I think the thing I’m least looking forward to is having to buy ten issues of assorted JL books in one month. This might be a month where I skip a few stories…

  2. The villain idea is neat and hopefully the writers had enough notice to make it happen organically rather than interrupting their narrative.

    1. I’m really hoping so, yeah. It’s either going to be a really neat look into the villains’ lives, or it’s going to be a month where DC puts out nothing but weird filler issues. Well, it’s probably going to be both, actually – I’m sure some of them are going to slot in perfectly, while others are just bizarre.

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