Bleeding Cool has recently confirmed that for this September, DC Comics Villain’s Month will release new books that focus exclusively on their villains. These new books will be issued in between the regular ongoing series. So instead of reading Batman #25, you’ll be getting something like Bane #1. Rumors online point to The Riddler being one of these villains who will get his own book, as current Batman scribe Scott Snyder has teased that their are big plans for him in the last quarter of the year.
The company will be using DC Comics Villain’s Month as part of their celebration of the second anniversary of the New 52 reboot, which happened back in September 2011. Last year they had “Zero Month” for September by releasing #0 issues of their current heroes, which ended up being
One bit of advertising seems to have confirmed that the DC Comics Villain’s Month will be compiled into one larger volume after the initial publication. Here’s the official notice, which was found in a new DC Comics trade catalog.
DC New 52 Villains Omnibus
In September 2013, evil took over, as every title in the DC Universe published special new #1s featuring the villains of the DC Universe, collected here in a massive hardcover edition.
A giant-size, hardcover omnibus collection of the special “villains issues” published line-wide in September 2013, spotlighting the greatest villains of the DCU.
DC certainly seems to be giving a good portion of their spotlight to their villains lately. About two weeks ago, I reported about their upcoming documentary Necessary Evil, which will be focusing exclusively on their villains. I think this could be a very good idea. DC’s villains are a very underrated group, outside of Batman’s rogues gallery, and they deserve some more exposure.
What do you think of the idea of DC Comics Villain’s Month? Are you excited to read the stories from the villain’s point of view? Which villains are you most looking forward to? Why don’t you just tell us what you think in the comments below?
Source: Bleeding Cool