Some weeks are good, some are bad, but this one was absolutely villainous. We’ve been letting our super-villains take the spotlight, and have no doubt, it’s starting to have an effect. And not just on all of us here at DCComics.com. Even our talent seems to be talking up that guy with green hair and choosing their favorite evildoers. It’s resulted in one wild week of wicked news. Everything around here has been totally eeeevil this week. Fun and awesome, but still evil. Don’t believe us?
Here’s what went down this week on the DC Comics website…
We started things off by adding four new villains to our quickly growing rogue’s gallery. (Or character section, if you want to get technical.) Check out our new pages for Atrocitus, Brainiac, Scarecrow and Gorilla Grodd.
After that, we offered you a chance to rob us of an awesome and sure-to-be-valuable Fables card signed by Bill Willingham. Wait a minute… Does the Adversary know about this?
That same day we opened the floor to the truly nefarious folks in DC Collectibles for a new edition of Ask DC Collectibles. This month’s topic was action figures. You know, like the massive new Titan Joker figure, the Jim Lee-inspired Parademon or the soon-to-be-released, too awesome for words Darkseid deluxe figure that will own you all next month!
We also mentioned Diamond Comic Distributors’ Halloween ComicFest, which offers you a chance to snag a new Batman comic book for free. Can’t miss out on a score like that.
Super-villainy is becoming both a competitive and diverse career field, so it’s only natural you’d want to find the right area of it for you. Our new Super-Villains Personality Test is designed to do just that. Thousands of DC fans (and super-villains in training) have already taken it. Have you?
Once you’ve discovered what type of super-villain you are, you’ll likely want to start your own criminal empire. Well, take it from those of us who have been in the business for a while, you don’t want to do it in Gotham. There’s a whole mess of reasons why that’s a bad idea, but we’ve whittled them down to just 5.2.
In quite an impressive bit of news, Action Comics and Batman, Incorporated writer Grant Morrison has been named a Member of the British Empire. It’s a great honor, but a brilliant writer and professed fan of Lex Luthor such as Mr. Morrison is well deserving of it.
We also made sure a few of our upcoming annuals got their turn in the spotlight. After all, we would hate to see such up-and-coming baddies like Faust and Andrew Bennett miss their moment to shine in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1 or fail to point out that our favorite feline-inspired thief is mixing it up with Batgirl in BATGIRL ANNUAL #1.
And speaking of Justice League Dark, did you see which member of our nefarious ranks is back from the dead in this week’s JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #13? Be sure to click here if you want to find out.
Finally, we thought we’d close out such a perfectly malevolent month by assembling the Ultimate Super-Villain Team. After all, the good guys are always banding together and forming teams devoted to justice. Why shouldn’t we villains be able to join in the fun? We’ve chosen the candidates, but they need your vote if they have any hope of making the cut. (And no, we’re not talking about literal cuts here. Dollmaker isn’t in the running.)
Quite a lot of troublemaking for such a short span of days. And to think, we haven’t even gotten to the weekend yet. That’s when we super-villains (and people who like to pretend we’re super-villains) really go wild. See you again in seven!