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Tuesday Roundup: A Variety of Villains

Tuesday Roundup: A Variety of Villains

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Villains Month is here, and if you’ve seen our homepage today, you can tell that we’re pretty darn excited about it. Don’t get us wrong, we love our heroes. We want them to win. But the bad guys are just so much fun. You never know what to expect when it comes to our villains, so in a month where the villains have taken over all of our comics…well, the one thing we know we can expect is the unexpected!

Oh, and lots of jokes about “rounding up the villains” here in the Tuesday Roundup. You can expect that as well.

But let’s look at our first week of Villains Month. The Joker, Darkseid, Bizarro, Poison Ivy, Grodd, Relic… All of them get their close-ups this week, and while we usually wouldn’t suggest getting too close to someone like Darkseid, in this case it’s not only okay, but recommended.

One of the great things about Villains Month is that it offers an opportunity to explore areas of The New 52 that you may not currently be following. You don’t have to be up on events in Action Comics or Superman to read ACTION COMICS #23.1: CYBORG SUPERMAN or SUPERMAN #23.1: BIZARRO, which means this a great time to expand your monthly comic book horizons. However, no matter which corners of the DCU you tend to gravitate to, there’s one comic out this week that’s a must-read.

Forever Evil is the new crossover miniseries by Geoff Johns and David Finch that promises to redefine The New 52. If you read last week’s intense “Trinity War” finale, then you know that the super heroes of the world—along with regular folks like you and me—are in a lot of trouble. Evil’s about to run rampant, the stakes couldn’t be higher and with these guys writing and drawing, you know it’s all in very good hands. (Which is rather ironic for a series about evil, isn’t it?)

It’s safe to say that we’re all in for one wicked week. Check out the previews below…

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of FOREVER EVIL #1 and interviewed the creative team of Geoff Johns and David Finch, as well as DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. Their coverage also included exclusive sneak peeks at a variety of Villains Month one-shots.

USA TODAY also ran an exclusive preview of DC UNIVERSE VS. THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1, including exclusive commentary from cover artist Ed Benes.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ran an exclusive preview of GREEN ARROW #23.1: COUNT VERTIGO.

MTV GEEK ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.1: DARKSEID.

IGN ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN #23.1: RELIC.

NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of THE FLASH #23.1: GRODD.

POPMATTERS ran an exclusive preview of TRILLIUM #2.

CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of ACTION COMICS #23.1: CYBORG SUPERMAN.

CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of DJANGO UNCHAINED #7.

ZAP2IT ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.1: THE VENTRILOQUIST.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN #23.1: THE JOKER.

COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of EARTH 2 #15.1: DESAAD.

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of SUPERMAN #23.1: BIZARRO.

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of DETECTIVE COMICS #23.1: POISON IVY.

COMICOSITY ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.1: TWO-FACE.

The Batman Facebook page ran an exclusive preview of LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #12.

The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1 and FAIREST #19.