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#23.1Cyborg Superman #1Michael Alan NelsonMike Hawthorne
#23.2General Zod #1Greg PakKen Lashley
#23.3Lex Luthor #1Charles SouleRaymund Bermudez
#23.4Metallo #1Sholly FischWill Conrad
Aquaman#23.1Black Manta #1Geoff Johns and Tony BedardClaude St. Aubin
#23.2Ocean Master #1Geraldo Borges
Batman#23.1The Joker #1Andy KubertAndy Clarke
#23.2The Riddler #1Scott Snyder and Ray FawkesJeremy Huan
#23.3The Penguin #1Frank TieriChristian Duce
#23.4Bane #1Peter TomasiGraham Nolan
Batman and Robin#23.1Two-Face #1Guillem March
#23.2The Court of Owls #1James Tynion IVJorge Lucas
#23.3Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins #1
#23.4Killer Croc #1Tim SeelyFrancis Portela
Batman/Superman #3.1Doomsday #1Greg PakBrett Booth
Batman: The Dark Knight#23.1The Ventriloquist #1Gail SimoneDerlis Santacruz
#23.2Mr. Freeze #1Justin Gray and Jimmy PalmiottiJason Masters
#23.3Clayface #1John LaymanCliff Richards
#23.4The Joker’s Daughter #1Ann NocentiGeorges Jeanty
Detective Comics#23.1Poison Ivy #1Derek FridolfsJavier Pina
#23.2Harley Quinn #1Matt KindtNeil Googe
#23.3The Scarecrow #1Peter TomasiSzymon Kudranski
#23.4Man-Bat #1Frank TieriScot Eaton and Jamie Mendoza
Earth 2#15.1Desaad #1Paul LevitzYildiray Cinar
#15.2Solomon Grundy #1Matt KindtAaron Lopresti
The Flash#23.1Grodd #1Brian BuccellatoChris Batista
#23.2Reverse-Flash #1Francis Manapul and Brian BuccellatoFrancis Manapul
#23.3The Rogues #1Brian BuccellatoPatrick Zircher
Green Arrow #23.1Count Vertigo #1Jeff LemireAndrea Sorrentino
Green Lantern#23.1Relic #1Robert VendittiRags Morales and Cam Smith
#23.2Mongul #1Jim StarlinHoward Porter
#23.3Black Hand #1Charles SouleAlberto Ponticelli
#23.4Sinestro #1Matt KindtDale Eaglesham
Justice League#23.1Darkseid #1Greg PakPaulo Siqueria
#23.2Lobo #1Marguerite BennettBen Oliver
#23.3Dial E #1China MievilleMultiple artists
#23.4Secret Society #1Geoff Johns and Sterling GatesManuel Garcia and Rob Hunter
Justice League Dark#23.1The Creeper #1Ann NocentiChrisCross
#23.2Eclipso #1Dan DiDioPhilip Tan
Justice League of America#7.1Deadshot #1Matt KindtPasqual Ferry
#7.2Killer Frost #1Sterling GatesDerlis Santacruz
#7.3Shadow Thief #1Tom DeFalcoChad Hardin
#7.4Black Adam #1Geoff Johns and Sterling GatesEdgar Salazar
Superman#23.1Bizzaro #1Sholly FischJeff Johnson and Andy Smith
#23.2Brainiac #1Tony BedardPascal Alixe
#23.3H’el #1Scott LobdellDan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund
#23.4Parasite #1Aaron Kuder
Swamp Thing #23.1Arcane #1Charles SouleJesus Saiz
Teen Titans#23.1Trigon #1Marv WolfmanCafu
#23.2Deathstroke #1Corey Mays and Dooma WendschuhRobson Rocha
Wonder Woman#23.1The Cheetah #1John OstranderVictor Ibanez
#23.2First Born #1Brian AzzarelloAxel Cal

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