This March, Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen concludes with Hell Arisen #4, and it looks like we’re getting a showdown for the agest. That’s right, it’s Lex Luthor and his team of people who received his “dark gift” (not a euphemism) will face off against the stupidest character ever created in comics (yeah, we said it), The Batman Who Laughs and his Infected. At stake: the love of Perpetua, and also, control over the entire DC multiverse.
That’s right, whichever one of these villains wins the battle will have the power to reboot DC again! Though, if we’re being perfectly honest, either one of them would probably do a better job than Dan Didio.
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4 hits stores in March, and hopefully after that this infect heroes stuff can stop bleeding out into the rest of the DC line. Check out the solicit below, and DC’s full March solicitations here.
YEAR OF THE VILLAIN: HELL ARISEN #4
written by JAMES TYNION IV
art and cover by STEVE EPTING
variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
This is it! Lex Luthor has gathered a strike force of villains he’s leveled up to be the baddest bad guys around—Captain Cold, Oracle, Solomon Grundy, Black Manta, and Lobo, each and every one a recipient of one of Lex’s dark gifts.
But the Batman Who Laughs has his own army of infected heroes. Six hundred sixty-six of them, all transformed into their worst selves.
It’s a final showdown between two of DC’s most iconic villains, all to curry the favor of Perpetua. Whoever wins will take over the Multiverse alongside her. Does Lex ascend, or does he get laid low? Does the Batman Who Laughs finally remake the DC Universe in his own image? Either way, life for our heroes will never be the same.
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This issue will ship with two covers.
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DC didn’t release the cover for this issue yet, so here’s the cover to Hell Arisen #1.