villains month



So, Someone Seriously Paid Over $17 For That Melted Joker’s Daughter #1

Yesterday, as Joker’s Daughter hit the shelves, copies of the 3D cover on eBay were selling from between $100 to $40… But one didn’t go for quite that much. It only went for $17.50. Because it had been burnt and melted beyond recognition. I would like to point out it still went for $17.50 after […]

Joker’s Daughter Week – Tuesday Trending Topics

Plenty of buzz about this book this week, and more to come today I’m sureDC Comics’ Villains Month has been, as Tom Huxley noted, a bit of an opti-shambles. 3D covers allocated, severely in some cases, retailers made plans, got the 2D replacements and got used to the new status quo. Most-Read Comic Stories Tuesday: […]

From Pacifist To Insurgent – The Grooming Of Terror In Black Adam #1

Black Adam #1, part of DC’s Villains Month, out today by Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates and Edgar Salazar. Geoff Johns has played with people’s expectations and prejudices around the concept of terrorism in the New 52 a fair bit, from the introduction of Baz to the recent Trinity War, and the differing attitudes to protest. […]

Putting Joker’s Daughter #1 In The Microwave To See What Happens

Joker’s Daughter #1 is a phenomenon. A comic book, not a restricted variant, but one available in every comic store in the land (albeit it allocated). And fetching from around $50 to $80 in advance on eBay, with a couple of copies selling for north of $130. So what did I do with my copy […]

When Doomsday Killed Superman, From A New 52 Perspective

Superman #75. Remember that? The Death of Superman, shipped in a black plastic bag with a bloody S on the cover, and a series of splash pages. Selling three million, that’s what new customers thought comics were. If they dared open the bag. Well, that was two decades and a relaunch back in time. We […]


The Fight For Joker’s Daughter Tomorrow Just Got More Brutal

DC Comics’ Villains Month has been, as Tom Huxley noted, a bit of an opti-shambles. 3D covers allocated, severely in some cases, retailers made plans, got the 2D replacements and got used to the new status quo. Then there were more allocations. They winced, but found a way. Joker’s Daughter seemed the hot ticket, heavily […]

DC Comics Further Allocates The Allocated 3D Covers

So, you’re a comics retailer. You’ve been severely allocated on your 3D covers for Villains Month from DC Comics. But at least you now know what you’re getting. Think again. DC Comics have told retailers that for next week, they will get 93% of their prevous orders for Bane #1, 84% of their orders for […]

Fourteen Thoughts About Villain’s Month – Week Three – Eclipso, Dial E, H’el, Lex Luthor, Arcane, Clayface, Ra’s Al Ghul, Cheetah, Penguin, Scarecrow, Deathstroke, Shadow Thief, The Rogues And Black Hand

Fourteen books. A record Villain’s Month Week as a small amount of slippage occurred last week. Let’s have a flick through all the 3Dness… Charles Soule writes Lex Luthor, my favourite of today’s Villains Month books, filling in the blanks between Luthor-in-jail and Luther-in-helicopter in Forever Evil. It also may give us the ultimate view […]

A Comic Show – The Power Of Zero – “A Smart Person’s Mark Millar”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CREM_Bdfh5U[/youtube] Aaron Haaland writes; Hey Fandom! It’s me, Aaron, talking Ales Kot’s Zero, DC Villains, and Infinity! First, Zero by Ales Kot was insane! A perfect comic from cover/inside cover to back inside cover/back cover. Every issue is a single story mission with a different artist, all building a cumulative story. I haven’t been as […]

Speculator Corner – Recorded Sales On All Of 54 DC Comics 3D Covers

So… you’ve been picking up your 3D covers from DC Comics the past few weeks – maybe have some in a pullbox from your friendly neighbourhood comic store? So there’s a big question hanging in the air. Just exactly how much can you flip them for? Here are the highest recorded September sales on eBay […]

Bar Codes For DC Comics 3D Covers – In Case Yours Have Melted (UPDATE)

There have been a few problems with the DC Villains Month 3D covers. No, not just the ones that have melted in the car. But problems with the bar codes being read through the lenticular sheen. If you are a retailer in trouble, here is a handy dandy guide to what the barcodes should be. […]

Could We Have A Zod Of The Jungle Spinoff Sometime?

Welcome folks, to Zod, Lord Of The Jungle. As seen in today’s Action Comics #23.2 Zod #1. Dead parents, Kryptonian jungle, and a whole childhood growing up dealing with the flora and fauna of an unfamiliar and deadly planet. Especially considering what actually happened to his parents.,,, Can I spy… Man Of Steel TV spinoff […]

The New Look Of Lobo – And His Pottymouth

Emo Lobo. Twilight Lobo. And whatever the Brazilians called up, there are lots of names for the new Lobo. And with Justice League #23.2 Lobo #1 out today, we get to see him properly. As well as getting the first “piss” of the New 52, courtesy of his foul mouth. Pottymouth Lobo. So what does […]

Tonight’s Ink Masters Focuses on DC Comics

In perfect sync with DC’s Villains Month and Forever Evil, Spike TV’s tattoo based reality show Ink Masters will have a villains-themed challenge and guest judge Greg Capullo (Batman). In the episode that airs at 10 p.m., the artists will ink versions of Darkseid, Poison Ivy, The Joker, Bane and Catwoman. Previews for the episode […]


No Creator Credits On DC’s 3D Covers… Or The 2D Ones Either (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Yanick Paquette has asked me to add the following statement: I feel this thing has been largely blown out of proportion and my early overly harsh judgment didn’t take into account facts that I was unaware of. As I looked into my monthly comp copy to find out that all the Villains Months cover […]

All-Star Signing: Ann Nocenti, ChrisCross And Dan Slott In Manhattan Tonight

Tonight at 6PM, JHU Comic Books  (formerly known as Jim Hanley’s Universe) will host Ann Nocenti, ChrisCross, and Dan Slott at their Manhattan location at 32 East 32nd Street for a signing. Nocenti and ChrisCross celebrate the release of Justice League Dark issue 23.1 as part of “Villains Month”, and Slott has a new Superior […]

Blame It On The Parents – Thirteen Thoughts About Thirteen Villains Month Comics, Darkseid, Desaad, Cyborg Superman, Bizarro, Joker, Creeper, Two-Face, Grodd, Count Vertigo, Deadshot, Poison Ivy, Relic And Ventriloquist

They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you – Philip Larkin Today sees the first week of DC’s Villains Month. A while ago, I was told that DC editorial was insisting across […]