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    Default DC Comics Brings On The Bad Guys Next Year

    Bleeding Cool has learnt from a number of sources that DC Comics' Next Big Thing will be a focus on the villains of the DC Universe, and introducing a raft of bad guy characters to books, many of whom will be making their debut in the New 52.

    Different villains will be assigned to different heroes, away from the usual individual heroes' galleries, in most of the titles. This smacks rather of Marvel's crossover event Acts Of Vengeance then, as now at DC, masterminded by Bob Harras.

    (UPDATE: Oops, no it wasn't, Bob was just on the X-titles then...)

    I'm told we'll see this in issue twenty of the DC New 52 titles, but this could also change.

    The current success of the Joker story in Death Of The Family may be seen as a model for how the stories - and promotion - may be approached. This may also tie into previous reports that the early days of The Riddler may loom large in upcoming Batman.

    I understand that creative reaction to the new edict, having a super villain foistered upon them is... let's go with "mixed". But with a number of people looking to leave their books, start new ones, or swap for a different title, there's an awful lot in the air right now.
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    Oh no! Writer's having to use.....villains?!?!?! But what about all the compelling interpersonal drama between the heroes?!?!?!?! Where will that fit in?!?!?!?!

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    Imagine Hawkman's villain, Shadow Thief sneaking in Batman's Batcave.

    Imagine Lex Luthor decelerating Flash's speed force.

    Imagine Joker crowbar-bashing I, Vampire.

    Imagine all the possibilities.
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    Sooo...basically we're looking at Underworld Unleashed for the New 52? I wonder if that demon guy (Nekron? Neron?) will be back. I think the last time I saw him was in Morrison's JLA or maybe Shadowpact.
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    So I won't get to see AVX DC style . How I will cope with this. must order 5 HC of AVX . 75 bucks each!
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    Yeah I thought Johns has been hinting at with Cheetah and Black MAnta.
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    I don't want to spoil anything, but you can see hints of where things are going in Justice League 14 and Aquaman 14. I really like whee things are going. Very Young Justice animated.

    I hope that we'll see Cyborg get a villain of equal importance to Lex Luthor, Joker, Cheetah, Sinestro/Atrocitus, Captain Cold, and Black Manta. He really needs a supporting cast because I want a Cyborg book!
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    Issue 20s come out in May. This could tie into Trinity War.

    Maybe we'll even get a crossover that's not just hero vs hero again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
    Imagine Hawkman's villain, Shadow Thief sneaking in Batman's Batcave.

    Imagine Lex Luthor decelerating Flash's speed force.

    Imagine Joker crowbar-bashing I, Vampire.

    Imagine all the possibilities.
    If the current New 52 titles are any indication, I doubt we'll get anything this creative. What they need to do is get Snyder/Lemire helm this thing and just write all their books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain13 View Post
    I don't want to spoil anything, but you can see hints of where things are going in Justice League 14 and Aquaman 14. I really like whee things are going. Very Young Justice animated.

    I hope that we'll see Cyborg get a villain of equal importance to Lex Luthor, Joker, Cheetah, Sinestro/Atrocitus, Captain Cold, and Black Manta. He really needs a supporting cast because I want a Cyborg book!
    not before vibe gets a rouge gallery first!!
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