Which Titles Tie-In With DC's Year Of The Villain and How? Revealed... (Spoilers)

Which Titles Tie-In With DC’s Year Of The Villain and How? Revealed… (Spoilers)

Posted by April 24, 2019 Comment

DC’s Year Of The Villain begins properly nezt week with the 25 cent DC’s Year of The Villain #1, though it has been teased with Batman: The Batman Who Laughs, Batman and Action Comics of late.

In June, the story begins in the main titles with Justice League #25. But in July, it spreads its wings and with the first themed month, labelled The Offer, Lex Luthor will launch his most ambitious plan ever, as he appears to villains across the DCU to tell them it’s their time—they are done losing to the heroes. Over a month ago, Bleeding Cool ran industry spoilery gossip over what that offer would actually be…

However, DC states that every series that ties into “Year of the Villain: The Offer” is its own stand-alone story that contributes to the whole, but fans can pick and choose which series appeal to them most and still get the full “Year of the Villain” experience.

But if they want them all, here are all The Offer tie-in titles for June.

  • ACTION COMICS #1013
  • AQUAMAN #50
  • BATGIRL #37
  • BATMAN #75
  • BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3
  • CATWOMAN #13
  • DEATHSTROKE #45
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1008
  • THE FLASH #75
  • HARLEY QUINN #63
    HAWKMAN #14
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #27
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #28
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #13
  • NIGHTWING #62
  • RED HOOD: OUTLAW #36
  • SUPERGIRL #32
  • SUPERMAN #13
  • TEEN TITANS #32
  • THE TERRIFICS #18
  • WONDER WOMAN #75

Then, in August, “Dark Gifts” reveals a deal with the devil.

September’s “Evil Unleashed” brings unchecked power.

And October’s “Doom Rising” sets the stage for a rampage in November.

In November… a rampage, I guess. Unnamed theme month as yet…

Which Titles Tie-In With DC's Year Of The Villain and How? Revealed...

Hee are the solicits for all the DC’s Year Of The Villain titles so revealed.

DCS YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev, Francis Manapul (CA) Greg Capullo
Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one-yet with sinister plans for all.
The carnage starts here as the badguys take center stage in “The Year of the Villain,” the most treacherous event in DC Comics history. Some act with united goals, others with plans selfish and secret, every one of them on a monstrous collision course against Batman, Superman and the heroes of the DC Universe. And our heroes will fail us.
Don’t miss the start of “The Year of the Villain,” featuring the talents of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, artists Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev and Francis Manapul and cover artist Greg Capullo-all for just $0.25!In Shops: May 01, 2019
SRP: $0.25

JUSTICE LEAGUE #25 YEAR OT VILLAIN
(W) Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez, James TynionIV (A) Javi Fernandez (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
The “Sixth Dimension” storyline wraps up in this oversize issue as Superman faces down the World Forger to save the Justice League! Can Superman withstand the might of a being that can create worlds from nothing?! Plus, with the Justice League away, Mr. Mxyzptlk’s been wreaking havoc! Can anyone on Earth stand up to the fifth-dimensional menace?
RATED T+In Shops: Jun 05, 2019

ACTION COMICS #1013 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Jamal Campbell
Metropolis is in total lockdown, and while everyone is busy dealing with the impossible threat of Leviathan’s complete takeover, a mysterious antihero called Thorn has decided to wreak havoc on the invisible empire! Witness the return of Rose and Thorn, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe-and if you’ve never heard of her, it’s only because she is that good. All this, plus a major EVENT LEVIATHAN revelation! But why wasn’t it in the main series? Plus, the invisible mafia held a death grip on the Metropolis underworld…until Lex Luthor visits their criminal competition!In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

AQUAMAN #50 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Daniel Henriques (CA) Jason Paz (A/CA) Robson Rocha
As Aquaman settles the Old Gods of Unspoken Water into their new lives in Amnesty Bay, Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aqua-lad, seeks out Aquaman to be his new mentor! Back in Atlantis, Mera makes a move that shocks the Widowhood. Meanwhile, Black Manta, recently kicked out of the Legion of Doom, prepares to make his next move against his greatest nemesis…but Lex Luthor is about to make him an offer he can’t refuse. Don’t miss our landmark 50th issue and the start of a brand-new story!In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $4.99

BATGIRL #37 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
Eager to prove himself as a guardian for the criminals of Gotham City, Killer Moth has set his sights on taking out one of Gotham’s finest heroes…Batgirl! Does this insect menace really stand a chance against Batman’s smartest ally? Meanwhile, after their daring escape, the Terrible Trio is on the hunt for new ways to cause trouble for Batgirl. Little do they know, Lex Luthor has already beat them to it and is about to bring Batgirl’s worst possible nightmare to life! Oracle is back online. And she’s angry.In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

BATMAN #75 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
“City of Bane” begins! Bane’s minions have moved into Gotham City, taken control and are ruling with an iron fist-including rounding up any villain who refuses to sign onto Bane’s program-and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least not the Batman anyone knows. It’s like someone has replaced the real Gotham City with a twisted funhouse-mirror version of it. Meanwhile, the real Bruce Wayne is on a spiritual quest to regain his fighting spirit after his showdown with his father in the desert. Can the people of Gotham hold on until their protector is strong enough to come to their rescue? Plus, what does Lex Luthor’s scheming mean for Gotham City when Bane and the villains are already in control? This extra-sized anniversary issue kicks off a new multi-part storyline that ties together all the threads of the first 74 issues of Tom King’s epic BATMAN run!In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $4.99

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Dexter Soy
In their first encounter with the powerful maniac who’s pursuing runaway meta-human Sofia Barrera, Black Lightning and the Outsiders were absolutely humbled. Does everyone on this team have what it takes? Or did Batman make a catastrophic mistake when he entrusted them with Sofia’s life? Plus, ousted from power and stripped of wealth, Ra’s al Ghul is a broken man. But Lex Luthor has a plan for how the Outsiders could be Ra’s’ new League of Assassins!In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

CATWOMAN #13 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Jo?lle Jones (A) Fernando Blanco (A/CA) Jo?lle Jones
Things have come to a head for Selina Kyle in Villa Hermosa. Between taking care of her sister and contending with all the crooks who cross her path looking to give her some bad luck, it’s enough to make a Catwoman go bad herself. So maybe she will? “Come now, Selina. Still playing the hero? Stop pretending you’re something you’re not.” It’s Lex Luthor’s words versus Catwoman’s will in this chapter of “The Offer”!In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

DEATHSTROKE #45 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Fernando Pasarin (CA) Ed Benes, Richard Friend
In the wake of Slade Wilson’s death, a new Deathstroke has vowed to complete his last, unfinished assignment. But the master assassin Shado has plans of her own, looking to step in for the late, great World’s Greatest Assassin and usurp his place in villainous hierarchy. Meanwhile, Rose Wilson discovers the identity of the person responsible for her father’s death. Can her brother, Jericho, stop her from seeking vengeance? Also in this issue, Slade Wilson’s son Jericho accepts Lex Luthor’s offer of power-but he’s determined to use it as a force for good…so why is Lex smiling?In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

DETECTIVE COMICS #1008 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza
The Joker returns to Gotham City! The Joker is through working with the Legion of Doom, and he wants to get back to his roots: giving Batman absolute hell! The Clown Prince of Crime comes back with a bang-and he’s not about to take prisoners! As if that weren’t enough, Lex Luthor delivers the cure for Mr. Freeze’s beloved wife, Nora, freeing her from cryo-stasis at last! But something else is very, very wrong with Nora…In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

FLASH #75 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Christian Duce, Scott Kolins (A/CA) Howard Porter
“The Flash Year One” finale! This oversize anniversary issue marks the end of Barry Allen’s journey to become the Flash-but at what cost? The Turtle’s final play will challenge our hero in every way possible, and by the end of the battle, a Flash will be born-and a Flash will die! Also in this issue, witness Lex Luthor’s offer to Captain Cold, whose icy vengeance waits for the Flash just around the corner…In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $4.99

HARLEY QUINN #63 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Guillem March
The final trials of Harley Quinn have begun…and the stakes have never been higher! Will Harley succeed in becoming the Angel of Retribution? Or will she fall short, only to suffer the same fate as all those before her? Plus, a mysterious new comic by M. Clatterbuck appears…in which Lex Luthor makes Harley an exciting offer!In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

HAWKMAN #14 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer (CA) Roger Robinson
Carl Sands returns as the new, improved Shadow Thief! Newly upgraded by Lex Luthor, he’s now the undisputed master of shadows. Meanwhile, Hawkman continues to be haunted by horrific memories of his past lives. Could Shadow Thief be the cause of his nightmares? Or is it something more sinister?In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE #27
(W) James TynionIV (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Bruno Redondo
Eons ago, the Monitor, the Anti-Monitor and the World Forger stopped the rise of Perpetua-but can they overcome billions of years of mistrust to work together and do it again? Plus, Lex Luthor’s offers across the DC Universe haven’t gone unnoticed-Martian Manhunter is aware of “the Offer.” And J’onn J’onnz will pay the price.In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE #28 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) James TynionIV (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Jim Cheung
The Apex Predator rises! Justice-Doom War is coming! This is the culmination of the Legion of Doom’s master plan, and they will take the Justice League to far-out places they may never return from…and do things the DC Universe may never recover from.In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #13 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) James TynionIV (A) Daniel Sampere, Mark Buckingham (CA) Guillem March
Their battle against Doctor Fate may have come to an end, but the Justice League Dark’s problems are just beginning when the helmet begins its search for a new host. Meanwhile, what can Lex Luthor offer a magic user like Circe? For one thing, Lex knows a thing or two about monsters. And where Circe can find them.In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

NIGHTWING #62 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Bruno Redondo
After the epic conclusion to the Burnback saga, it’s clear that while he may have forgotten his past, Ric Grayson’s innate skills and instincts as a team leader elevate Team Nightwing to a new level. But what does that mean for the Blüdhaven PD, and what does that mean for a man who is looking to live a life without the baggage of his past to hold him down? Ric seeks comfort in Bea’s arms, but may find answers in another’s Talons as we dive headlong into the Year of the Villain! Plus, Lex Luthor delivers the Court of Owls the means to own what they covet most: Ric Grayson.In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

RED HOOD OUTLAW #36 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Pete Woods (CA) Dan Panosian
There’s no way to plan for every contingency…even for a son of the Bat like Jason Todd. His goal was to take down the Penguin and assume his role as the prince of Gotham, but the best laid plans go awry when Oswald Cobblepot gets the last laugh-and the last bullet! And not even the Red Hood and his posse can stop him. (How could they with the Iceberg Lounge under siege and Bunker, Wingman and the Sisters Su too busy to help Jason deal with a Penguin ascendant?) Don’t miss the startling conclusion to “Prince of Gotham!” What can Lex Luthor offer former sidekick Jason Todd? Sidekicks… broken, battered and catastrophically dangerous sidekicks. The Teen Titans they’re not!In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

SUPERGIRL #32 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Sean Parsons (A/CA) Kevin Maguire
The conclusion to the SUPERMAN/SUPERGIRL team-up is here! As the House of El is united, Superman, Supergirl, Superboy and Jor-El struggle to defeat the seemingly unstoppable Rogol Zaar, who is now teamed up with General Zod, Jax-Ur and even Gandelo! New alliances are forged and betrayed, and Kara must fight battles on two fronts: alongside her cousins and inside herself, as she faces her own rage and the corrupting influence of Zaar’s axe! If she survives it all, who will be the Supergirl who emerges on the other side? Join us on the epic finale to Supergirl’s space-opera adventure! Also, if Brainiac is in the Hall of Doom, why is Lex Luthor upgrading an old Brainiac drone body? And why is the drone calling itself the true Brainiac?In Shops: Jul 10, 2019

SUPERMAN #13 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
Superman, intergalactic hero! A major chapter in the galaxy-spanning “Unity Saga” begins as Superman reluctantly takes the lead in a quest for peace bigger than he has ever tried before. It’s Superman, Superboy, Supergirl and a cast of thousands in a fight to keep the universe intact. But it’s this issue’s final page that will have fans everywhere talking. It’s a moment almost a thousand years in the making… Deadly plans, murderous schemes and evil dealings. Each of Lex Luthor’s offers means doom for the heroes. So why is Lex now talking to Lois Lane?In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

TEEN TITANS #32 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Adam Glass (A) Bernard Chang (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Lobo’s back-and he’s got his daughter, Crush, dead to rights! At least she can ask him about the identity of her mother, right? And as the Teen Titans square off against the Main Man, an enemy more sadistic than any they’ve ever faced before, questions about the team’s future are still hanging in the balance-that is, if they have any future at all! Plus, Lobo wants a daughter he can be proud of. Crush wants nothing to do with her father. Lex Luthor is about to ruin Crush’s life.In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

TERRIFICS #18 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Dan Mora
The end of the God Game is upon us-and technology has turned the Terrifics’ lives upside down! At long last, the secret origin of the mysterious technological being known as the Keeper is revealed, and this story is actually a tale as old as time. If the Terrifics are to shut the Keeper down and stop his tech infection from spreading worldwide, our heroes will need to do something they never thought they could: stop evolution itself. The Bizarro Terrifics were almost the most dangerous things in the universe. When Lex Luthor gives them a time machine, they become the most dangerous things in the universe. This will get weird.In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

WONDER WOMAN #75 YOTV THE OFFER
(W) C. Willow Wilson (A) Xermanico (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
At last, after years of exile: Wonder Woman returns to Themyscira! But in the wake of Ares’ escape from his prison, the island is no longer the paradise she remembers… and the Amazons are no longer a united people! Disaster has forced Hippolyta’s warriors to choose a deadly new ally, and Wonder Woman is powerless to convince them to turn back to the light! Who among the Amazons could possibly change the course of history? Only one: Diana’s long-lost aunt, Antiope! A major figure of the Wonder Woman mythos returns in this extra-sized anniversary issue!
Plus, Lex Luthor visits fellow Legion of Doom member Cheetah. He comes bearing gifts: a mythical weapon, one rumored to be able to kill anything-even a god. Or, in Wonder Woman’s case, a demi-god.In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $4.99

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