DC’s Year Of The Villain Starts Here (Action Comics #1008 and Flash #65 Spoilers)

We’re into Leviathan, the new storyline from Action Comics #1008  that will spill out into its own series. And the issue opens with one of those workplace desktop scenes that can be dissected for information. With the stated aim of no more heroes, no more villains for Leviathan? Something that might spill out of public reaction to Heroes In Crisis and ahead of the Supermen Theory from Doomsday Clock.

Talking of which, a certain Sam Lane crossed off a list, which may come as a shock to Lois Lane in the future-set Doomsday Clock where he pops up – is there more connective tissue to come? As so many operations, both for order and chaos, being scrubbed off the list…

While Flash #65 has an epilogue set in the near future as well. And someone Batman knows well as being responsible for… something that will lead into DC’s Year Of The Villain.

The Batman Who Laughs? Tim Drake of Tomorrow? Red Hood? Who is Leviathan? Who is behind the Year Of The Villain? And who is turning heroes? It begins here….

FLASH #65 THE PRICE
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona (CA) Chris Burnham
“THE PRICE” finale! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable…by the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League’s past has mysteriously re-opened, and Batman and the Flash-the only two heroes who stand a chance of cracking the case-are at each other’s throats! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process…and neither the World’s Greatest Detective nor the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the same again! But who is really pulling the strings here? And how does Gotham Girl fit into all this? Friendships will be tested and blood will be spilled in this titanic crossover event…
RATED T+In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ACTION COMICS #1008
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Steve Epting
The superstar creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Steve Epting dig into the DC Universe in this sweeping espionage epic that’s shattering the agencies-and heroes-dedicated to protecting the world! As the D.E.O. falls, only Jimmy Olsen may hold the answers to helping Superman and Lois Lane uncover who’s behind the attacks rocking the DC Universe’s biggest clandestine organizations. And when the Suicide Squad’s Amanda Waller makes a shocking discovery, can she help the trio understand the truth before the balance of power shifts to Leviathan forever?
RATED TIn Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Thanks to Steve Cotterill for a typo check.

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