year of the villain


All Hope is Lost in Justice League #35 [Preview]

All Hope is Lost in Justice League #35 [Preview]

Things aren’t looking good for the multiverse in this preview of Justice League #35, in stores this week from DC Comics, by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Francis Manapul. For starters, people are starting to agree with Lex Luthor. And then there’s the whole matter of what just appeared in the sky… Starman is […]

Nominations Revealed to Vote For DC Villain Of The YEar

Nominations Revealed in Public Vote For Official DC Villain Of The Year

Harley Quinn: Villain Of The Year #1 is a DC Year Of The Villain oneshot with a difference. You get to vote. And today DC Comics has revealed in their comic books who is being nominated for this most prestigious of prizes. Bane (Batman) Black Manta (Aquaman) Captain Cold (The Flash) Catwoman (Catwoman) Controller Mu […]

Has DC Comics Just Created Its Very Own Rick And Morty?

Has DC Comics Just Created Its Very Own Rick And Morty?

Today sees the publication of Year Of The Villain: Lex Luthor #1 from Jason Latour and Bryan Hitch, that sees the Apex Lex Luthor travelling the multiverse collecting other Lex Luthors along the way. And one in particular, a young version of Lex Luthor in a Smallville-like environment, with a dead drunk father. Who Apex […]


Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Gets the Dark Multiverse What If? Treatment

Finally, Ocean Master Gets His Own Year of the Villain One-Shot

The wait is finally over! DC Comics has finally announced a Year of the Villain one-shot starring your favorite villain! What? No, not the Joker. No, not Lex Luthor. Not Cheetah. Not Captain Cold. No, not Sinestro. Not Deathstroke. Not Parallax. Not Darkseid. Not… …not Onomatopoeia. Not Gentleman Ghost. Come on! Oh, did someone say […]



Deathstroke #46

A Dark Gift of 2 Pages from Next Week’s Deathstroke #46 [Preview]

Each week, DC Comics sends out EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews of its new comics to media partner websites, part of the sacred covenant between publishers and press wherein publishers provide the content that drives the clicks that make the advertising revenue and press provides the promotion of the publisher’s products. Bleeding Cool, sadly, is not on the […]

Sinestro Year of the Villain #1

Has Sinestro Met His Match Sinestro Year of the Villain #1

Each week, DC Comics sends out EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews of its new comics to media partner websites, part of the sacred covenant between publishers and press wherein publishers provide the content that drives the clicks that make the advertising revenue and press provides the promotion of the publisher’s products. Bleeding Cool, sadly, is not on the […]

Watch Tom Taylor Balance a Chair on His Face at SDCC

Watch Tom Taylor Balance a Chair on His Face at SDCC

Some people go to Comic-Con to learn about the latest comic book news. Some people go to meet the stars of their favorite movies and TV shows. Some go for the cosplay. Some go for the exclusive merchandise. But the best reason to go to Comic-Con? The chance to see superstar comic book writer Tom […]


DC Villains Stage Hostile Takeover in November, With Acetate Covers

DC Villains Stage Hostile Takeover in November, Unleash Acetate Covers on Readers

DC’s Year of the Villain isn’t done unleashing gimmicky variant covers on the DC Universe just yet! Following the cardstock variants for Year of the Villain and Lex Luthor’s “offer,” DC is planning another line-wide event in November with Hostile Takeover. This won’t surprise you, but Bleeding Cool scooped the name of this event way […]

John Carpenter to Write The Joker: Year of the Villain Special

John Carpenter to Write The Joker: Year of the Villain Special

Legendary filmmaker John Carpenter will write DC’s The Joker: Year of the Villain special. Carpenter will be joined by frequent collaborator Anthony Burch as co-writer and artist Phillip Tan. The book will focus on The Joker trying to be a bigger villain than all the other villains given “The Offer” by Lex Luthor because he’s […]

Batman/Superman Year of the Villain Teaser Wants to Know Who's Infected

Batman/Superman Year of the Villain Teaser Wants to Know Who’s Infected

Uh, is DC Comics up to date on their vaccinations? The comic book publisher is giving off an anti-vaxxer vibe with their latest teaser for Year of the Villain and the upcoming Batman/Superman series, asking the question: “who are the infected?” Why do you want to know, DC? Oh, we suppose a press release might […]

Harley Quinn Knows How Every Year Of The Villain Comic is Going to End This Month (Spoilers)

How Every DC’s Year Of The Villain Comic Will End This Month (Spoilers)

Do you remember the Convergence event at DC Comics, where every comic was replaced with a two-issue Convergence mini-series, all of which began the same way and pretty much ended the same way? That was a tortuous month for DC Comics zombies. Well, it seems as if this month may strike a similar vibe – […]

Riddler Butthurt He Didn't Get Lex Luthor's "Dark Gift" in Year of the Villain One-Shot

Riddler Butthurt By Lex Luthor for Year of the Villain in September

Lex Luthor is going around the DC Universe making “The Offer” to all of the best super-villains, and bestowing upon them “The Dark Gift,” which, yeah, we gotta admit, definitely sounds like he’s banging them. But actually, it’s about helping them reach their full villainous potential or something. There’s just one problem: one of the […]


Brian Bendis Addresses Retailers About Event Leviathan at Diamond Retail Summit

Which September and October DC Comics Will be Year Of The Villain?

At the Diamond Retail Summit, DC Comics has been laying out their event plans for the rest of the year and in 2020… with these presentation slides showing how Batman Who Laughs‘ final seventh issue will lead right into Batman/Superman and beyond. How DC’s Year Of The Villain will continue up to the end of […]

Lex Luthor Goes Full Blown Stalker in Harley Quinn for Year of the Villain

Lex Luthor Goes Full Blown Stalker in Harley Quinn for Year of the Villain

The big DC ultra-super-mega-crossover event Year of the Villain centers around Lex Luthor visiting superheroes and making them “The Offer,” which certainly sounds creepy enough to begin with. But when Year of the Villain comes to the pages of Harley Quinn in August, Lex Luthor takes things to the next level. “Harley’s tried everything to […]