Trinity War Leads to Villains Month

“Villains Month” is a forthcoming crossover event published by DC Comics in September 2013. It is the first line wide crossover since The New 52 reboot of their shared fictional universe, and involves the regular comics stopping publication for a month, with titles focusing on the villains, such as The Joker and Bizzaro being published instead. It will spin out of the events in “Trinity War”, with Forever Evil focusing on the Secret Society of Super Villains. The DC villains that are receiving their own titles and will be a part of Forever Evil has brought comparison to the Legion of Doom, as many are members of the different incarnations of the Legion.

Forever Evil
Forever Evil

Main titles

  • Forever Evil – A 7 issue miniseries by Geoff Johns and David Finch, focusing on the villains of the DC Universe.

In October, three, six-issue tie-in books will launch:

  • Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion by Brian Buccellato and Patrick Zircher
  • Forever Evil: Arkham War by Peter Tomasi, Scot Eaton and Jaime Mendoza
  • Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. by Matt Kindt and Manuel Garcia

Additional titles

For the month of September, approximately one third of the books will publish multiple “Villains Month” issues, while the rest will skip publication. All books will use the “point” system, replacing the current number system, which will resume in October 2013. Titles will be known by both their normal publication title, as well as their “Villains Month” title.

 

Though solicited as a one month event, some titles, such as Suicide Squad and Teen Titans, will continue into October and beyond, tying in with Forever Evil and its three tie-in series.

SEE COMIC LIST BELOW

Regular title “Villains Month” title(s) Writer(s) Artist(s)
Action Comics #23.1 Cyborg Superman #1 Michael Alan Nelson Mike Hawthorne
#23.2 General Zod #1 Greg Pak Ken Lashley
#23.3 Lex Luthor #1 Charles Soule Raymund Bermudez
#23.4 Metallo #1 Sholly Fisch Will Conrad
Aquaman #23.1 Black Manta #1 Geoff Johns and Tony Bedard Claude St. Aubin
#23.2 Ocean Master #1 Geraldo Borges
Batman #23.1 The Joker #1 Andy Kubert Andy Clarke
#23.2 The Riddler #1 Scott Snyder and Ray Fawkes Jeremy Huan
#23.3 The Penguin #1 Frank Tieri Christian Duce
#23.4 Bane #1 Peter Tomasi Graham Nolan
Batman and Robin #23.1 Two-Face #1 Guillem March
#23.2 The Court of Owls #1 James Tynion IV Jorge Lucas
#23.3 Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins #1
#23.4 Killer Croc #1 Tim Seely Francis Portela
Batman/Superman #3.1 Doomsday #1 Greg Pak Brett Booth
Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1 The Ventriloquist #1 Gail Simone Derlis Santacruz
#23.2 Mr. Freeze #1 Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti Jason Masters
#23.3 Clayface #1 John Layman Cliff Richards
#23.4 The Joker’s Daughter #1 Ann Nocenti Georges Jeanty
Detective Comics #23.1 Poison Ivy #1 Derek Fridolfs Javier Pina
#23.2 Harley Quinn #1 Matt Kindt Neil Googe
#23.3 The Scarecrow #1 Peter Tomasi Szymon Kudranski
#23.4 Man-Bat #1 Frank Tieri Scot Eaton and Jamie Mendoza
Earth 2 #15.1 Desaad #1 Paul Levitz Yildiray Cinar
#15.2 Solomon Grundy #1 Matt Kindt Aaron Lopresti
The Flash #23.1 Grodd #1 Brian Buccellato Chris Batista
#23.2 Reverse-Flash #1 Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato Francis Manapul
#23.3 The Rogues #1 Brian Buccellato Patrick Zircher
Green Arrow #23.1 Count Vertigo #1 Jeff Lemire Andrea Sorrentino
Green Lantern #23.1 Relic #1 Robert Venditti Rags Morales and Cam Smith
#23.2 Mongul #1 Jim Starlin Howard Porter
#23.3 Black Hand #1 Charles Soule Alberto Ponticelli
#23.4 Sinestro #1 Matt Kindt Dale Eaglesham
Justice League #23.1 Darkseid #1 Greg Pak Paulo Siqueria
#23.2 Lobo #1 Marguerite Bennett Ben Oliver
#23.3 Dial E #1 China Mieville Multiple artists
#23.4 Secret Society #1 Geoff Johns and Sterling Gates Manuel Garcia and Rob Hunter
Justice League Dark #23.1 The Creeper #1 Ann Nocenti ChrisCross
#23.2 Eclipso #1 Dan DiDio Philip Tan
Justice League of America #7.1 Deadshot #1 Matt Kindt Pasqual Ferry
#7.2 Killer Frost #1 Sterling Gates Derlis Santacruz
#7.3 Shadow Thief #1 Tom DeFalco Chad Hardin
#7.4 Black Adam #1 Geoff Johns and Sterling Gates Edgar Salazar
Superman #23.1 Bizzaro #1 Sholly Fisch Jeff Johnson and Andy Smith
#23.2 Brainiac #1 Tony Bedard Pascal Alixe
#23.3 H’el #1 Scott Lobdell Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund
#23.4 Parasite #1 Aaron Kuder
Swamp Thing #23.1 Arcane #1 Charles Soule Jesus Saiz
Teen Titans #23.1 Trigon #1 Marv Wolfman Cafu
#23.2 Deathstroke #1 Corey Mays and Dooma Wendschuh Robson Rocha
Wonder Woman #23.1 The Cheetah #1 John Ostrander Victor Ibanez
#23.2 First Born #1 Brian Azzarello Axel Cal

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Darkseid #1
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Relic #1