villains month Archives

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: The Fight[...]
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. And he's[...]
A Letter To Retailers From Dan DiDio And Jim Lee For The End Of Villain's Month
DC Comics writes; THANK YOU FROM THE CO-PUBLISHERS Dear Retailers: We'd like to take a moment to thank you for all your support for DC's Villains Month From the time we started to talk about this initiative with you, we knew it would be an extraordinary and challenging venture We also knew that there would be several concerns[...]
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 allocated,[...]
DC Comics Further Allocates The Allocated 3D Covers
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 Doomsday #1 and 90% of their orders[...]
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
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 of Superman from Lex Luthor and how he wants the rest of the world to see him… Charles[...]
A Comic Show – The Power Of Zero – "A Smart Person's Mark Millar"
I'm offering my money back guarantee on this issue. I then go into each DC Villains month issue, which are great single stories, which lead into other books, and which just kind of feel like a file story on a cancelled title Lex is my pick of the week, but Arcane, Black Hand, and Penguin were[...]
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[...]
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 didn't sport[...]
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 Spider-Man[...]
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 the line, that there be[...]
The DC 3D Covers For Villains Month, In Video, Including 3D Batman Arkham Origins Ad
the DC Covers for the first week of Villains Month [youtube][/youtube] The Forever Evil #1 3D cover, one per store. [youtube][/youtube] The back cover of the Villains Month issues is also 3D, with an ad for Batman Arkham Origins, with the bad guys revealed in the shadows… [youtube][/youtube] Apparently the technology used is focussed on making the lenticular image thin, so[...]
Retailers On Villains Month – Friday Trending Topics
It all starts next week, the issues are well documented (and don't forget, there's also that thing about Nightwing exploding the internet that day), so what's going to happen when the Villains Month covers start to hit the stands? Several retailers let us know how they're handling it. Most-Read TV/Film Stories Friday: Looks Like Paul McGann Has Filmed A[...]
How Will Your Retailer Be Dealing With Villains Month? (UPDATE)
So we asked a number of comic book retailers how they will be dealing with next week's first delivery of the Villains Month 3D covers from DC Comics, in the light of across-the-board allocations and replacement with 2D covers. Gary Dills, Laughing Ogre Comics, Virginia; We took pre-orders from customers for weeks up until the allocations were[...]
In One Week, In Two Weeks – Massive September Coming
A middling week. But in two weeks? The launch of the DC Villains Month 3D Covers (if you're lucky) and Forever Evil, The Star Wars and Baltimore: Infernal Train, Black Dynamite from IDW, Love Stories To Die For and Reality Check launches from Image, Infinity hits its second issue and we get the first issue of[...]
DC Comics 2D Covers Continue To Dominate Advance Reorders
Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where new orders are coming in and how retailers are reacting to new, unanticipated desire! But in this case, it's full of retailers trying to make up for being allocated on the 3D Villains Month covers for September and trying[...]