SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3: THE SCARECROW yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
Following the events of “Trinity War,” Gotham City has lost the protection of the Dark Knight. As the numerous members of Batman’s Rogues Gallery begin to come out of the shadows, each villain realizes that they’re not willing to give up the city they feel rightfully belongs to them now.
It’s time for another edition of Caption This!, the monthly game from DC Collectibles where we give you the picture, and you give us the (hopefully far less than a thousand) words.
It may be Villains Month, but it’s also fall. Which means that like many of you, we’re busy building our fantasy leagues. And let’s just say that draft time around here gives new meaning to the term cutthroat, especially when our new Crime Syndicate action figures get involved…
5.2 Reasons We're Loving DC Comics Villains
Film critic Roger Ebert once said (aw yeah, getting all erudite, yo!), "Each film is only as good as its villain. Since the heroes and the gimmicks tend to repeat from film to film, only a great villain can transform a good try into a triumph." Basically, it's the whole "a hero is only as good as its villain" thing. And let's face it, when you have the World's Greatest Super Heroes, you better also have the World's Coolest Super-Villains to follow suit. Thankfully, we’ve got that covered.
Last night, Spike TV's tattoo reality series Ink Master got folks talking and tweeting with a special DC Comics villains-themed episode...including Batman artist Greg Capullo, who served as a guest judge on the episode and live tweeted during its debut. Joining him were plenty of comic book fans and tattoo enthusiasts, as well as several of this seasons Ink Master contestants.
If you thought last week was bad, well… You were right.
In fact, this whole month is going to be pretty bad. That’s what happens when you let super-villains run rampant in the pages of DC Comics – The New 52, and that’s precisely what we’re doing this month. This week serves up a second helping of havoc and hellfire, offering up one-shots devoted to the likes of The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Black Manta, Brainiac, Harley Quinn, The Court of Owls and more. Including one guy who you may have seen on movie screens this summer…