SCOOP: All Of DC Comics' Year Of The Villain 'Battle-Damaged' Logo Covers For August 2019 Solicitations
You're welcome, internet. Ahead of this weekend's Diamond Retailer Summit, DC Comics is to reveal covers and details for August's Year Of The Villain crossover titles, with the "Dark Gifts" theme. This cross between Marvel's Acts Of Vengeance and Marvel's Fear Itself sees Lex Luthor make good on July's The Offer and sees him upgrade DC villains significantly – and a few erstwhile heroes who have fallen to his dark side. And thanks to our good friend Tako, we get to see them all early.
The covers will also see the hero's name become "battle-damaged", as a visual cue of the battles within. And with each month, the logos will take more and more damage until the villain's name takes over the title in November.
And, yes, more $4.99 card stock covers on top of this, by the likes of Stanley "Artgerm" Lau, Joshua Middleton, Gabriele Dell'Otto, Yasmine Putri and more which will a) increase DC's dollar share but b) decrease their Per Capita share as the price differenial will see them treated as two separate items by Diamond rather than simple variant covers…
Here are your August titles. So far…
ACTION COMICS #1014 – Cover by Brandon Peterson (on sale August 28)
AQUAMAN #51 – Cover by Robson Rocha and Jason Paz (on sale August 21)
BATGIRL #38 – Cover by Carmine Di Giandomenico (on sale August 28)
BATMAN #76 – Cover by Tony S. Daniel (on sale August 7)
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4 – Cover by Tyler Kirkham (on sale August 14)
CATWOMAN #14 – Cover by Joëlle Jones (on sale August 14)
DEATHSTROKE #46 – Cover by Carlo Pagulayan and Norm Rapmund (on sale August 7)
DETECTIVE COMICS #1009 – Cover by Doug Mahnke (on sale August 14)
THE FLASH #76 – Cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona (on sale August 14)
HARLEY QUINN #64 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 7)
HAWKMAN #15 – Cover by Pat Olliffe and Tom Palmer (on sale August 14)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 – Cover by Francis Manapul (on sale August 7)
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 28)
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #12 – Cover by Will Conrad (on sale August 14)
NIGHTWING #63 – Cover by Bruno Redondo (on sale August 21)
RED HOOD: OUTLAW #37 – Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (on sale August 28)
SUPERGIRL #33 – Cover by Eduardo Pansica (on sale August 14)
SUPERMAN #14 – Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado (on sale August 14)
TEEN TITANS #33 – Cover by Bernard Chang (on sale August 21)
THE TERRIFICS #19 – Cover by Dan Mora (on sale August 28)
WONDER WOMAN #76 – Cover by Jesus Merino (on sale August 14)
The Diamond Retail Summit is held in Las Vegas this weekend. Expect all this and more. Bleeding Cool continues to be blacklisted by DC Comics and is not on their list of approved media partners, but from this post, you can probably see why, yes?
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