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Flash #23.2: Reverse Flash. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

DC Comics’ Villains Month Guide – Part 3

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UPDATE: Due to the cost of the manufacturing the 3D covers DC Comics had set the print run before final orders had been set. As a consequence many of the villains month titles had orders exceeding that of what will be printed. Retailers have now been allocated 3D covers on each title with the rest of the order having 2D covers to make up the difference. A 2nd printing of the 3D covers has been scheduled for December. If you are wanting a 3D cover I would contact your local retailer soon.

The villains are taking over DC Comics in September with the regular comics temporarily replaced with a villain that is well associated with the character for a one-shot story. How to Love Comics has been looking into each of the titles of Villains Month to see which villain will be taking over, as well letting you know a little bit about each villain if you are unfamiliar with them.

In part 3 of this guide we delve into a variety of villains from franchises like such as Green Lantern and the Flash, along with many others with a supernatural theme.

Batman/Superman #3.1: Doomsday. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

If you want to know more about Villains Month or want to see some of the other villains involved I highly suggest you check out part 1 and part 2 of this guide.
Batman/Superman #3.1: Doomsday

Title Replaces: Batman/Superman
Replaced with: Doomsday
Official Solicitation:
Written by GREG PAK
Art by BRETT BOOTH
3-D motion cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Long before Superman fought the unstoppable monster known as Doomsday, the beast’s reputation for death and destruction haunted The Man of Steel’s home world of Krypton.

Preview of Batman/Superman #3.1: Doomsday

Who is Doomsday?
Doomsday is pure rage and violence with a singular vision of destruction. He is most well known for killing Superman back in the 90s.

The Flash 23.1: Grodd

The details of this issue can be found in part 1 of this guide.

Flash #23.2: Reverse Flash. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

The Flash 23.2: Reverse Flash

Title Replaces: The Flash
Replaced with:  Reverse Flash
Official Solicitation:
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and
BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL
3-D motion cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Discover the untold origin of Reverse-Flash! Who is he, and what is his relationship to Barry Allen? Secrets are revealed and questions answered as we race through the history of Reverse-Flash right through to Forever Evil!

Preview of The Flash 23.2: Reverse Flash

Who is the Reverse Flash?
He has super-speed just like the Flash. This interpretation of the character was introduced in Flash #19.

Flash #23.3: The Rogues. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

The Flash 23.3: The Rogues

Title Replaces: The Flash
Replaced with: The Rogues
Official Solicitation:
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
3-D motion cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The Rogues have their rules and their ways of doing business—so what do they think of the Secret Society’s claims that the Justice League is dead, and that the world’s villains need to unite? It’s a culture clash that won’t end quietly!

Who are the Rogues?
Generally bank robbers and thieves, The Rogues are a group of Flash villains including Captain Cold, Heatwave, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master and Glider.

Green Lantern #23.1: Relic

The details of this issue can be found in part 1 of this guide.

Green Lantern #23.2: Mongul. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Green Lantern #23.2: Mongul

Title Replaces: Green Lantern
Replaced with: Mongul
Official Solicitation:
Written by JIM STARLIN
Art by HOWARD PORTER
3-D motion cover by BILLY TAN

Deep in space, an unstoppable force is committing genocide on a galaxy-wide scale, and only the strongest will survive! Be warned, because nothing can prepare you for an all-new Warworld under the absolute rule of the tyrant called Mongul!

Preview of Green Lantern #23.2: Mongul

Who is Mongul?
Mongul is a outer space warlord from a planet known as Warworld.

Green Lantern #23.3: Black Hand. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Green Lantern #23.3: Black Hand

Title Replaces: Green Lantern
Replaced with: Black Hand
Official Solicitation:
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
3-D motion cover by BILLY TAN

In a world with no heroes, death lies behind every turn! Black Hand arrives to take advantage of Forever Evil, and he may be the most dangerous player yet! And when last we saw him, Black Hand was a pile of dust in the Dead Zone! How did he manage to return?

Preview of Green Lantern #23.3: Black Hand

Who is Black Hand?
Black Hand is able to siphon life forces from people. He has also been known to bring back the dead.

Green Lantern #23.3: Sinestro. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Green Lantern #23.4: Sinestro

Title Replaces: Green Lantern
Replaced with: Sinestro
Official Solicitation:
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
3-D motion cover by BILLY TAN

Years ago, Sinestro used his Green Lantern ring to utterly dominate his home planet of Korugar, all in the name of “protecting” his people. It’s the mistake that turned his name into a curse, and brought down the greatest Green Lantern of them all… but one never-before-seen moment from those dark days holds the key to his future!

Preview of Green Lantern #23.4: Sinestro

Who is Sinestro?
Sinestro was once a Green Lantern until he abused his power. He is now one of the greatest of the Green Lanterns. He know wields a yellow ring.

Justice League #23.1: Darksied

Justice League #23.2: Lobo. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

The details of this issue can be found in part 1 of this guide.
Justice League #23.2: Lobo

Title Replaces: Justice League
Replaced with: Lobo
Official Solicitation:
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by BEN OLIVER
3-D motion cover by AARON KUDER
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Deep in the dark corridors of space, lives a black-hearted being of unimaginable power. He’s witnessed horrors beyond description and committed unparalleled evils. In all of history, no being has ever been capable of as much chaos and terror as this lone individual. This is the story of the man called Lobo. He’s coming. And he’s bringing all of hell with him.

Preview of Justice League #23.2: Lobo

Who is Lobo?
Lobo is an alien bounty hunter, often times interpreted as an intergalactic biker. Originally he was intended to be a parody of Marvel’s Wolverine. His origin has been changed in the New 52 continuity although it is unknown if this will consistent in future stories due to heavy criticism.

Justice League #23.3: Dial E. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Justice League #23.3: Dial E

Title Replaces: Justice League
Replaced with: 20 new villains
Official Solicitation:
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE
Art by MATEUS SANTOLUOCO, JEFF LEMIRE, JOCK, ALBERTO PONTICELLI, DAVID LAPHAM, RICCARDO BURCHIELLO and others
3-D motion cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

You can’t stop dialing! In a special VILLAINS MONTH coda to the fan-favorite DIAL H series, a lost E-dial is discovered by four young criminals on the run in Littleville. But who is chasing them? And will they figure out how to control this nefarious dial before it’s too late? Hindsight is twenty-twenty when you’re sprinting through dark alleys! This issue features 20 new villains, 20 pages of creative insanity—and 20 top artists, each drawing a page of the action!

Preview of Justice League #23.3: Dial E

Justice League #23.4: Secret Society. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Who are these new villains?
All of the villains will be new so nothing known about them at this moment.
Justice League #23.4: Secret Society

Title Replaces: Justice League
Replaced with: Secret Society
Official Solicitation:
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and STERLING GATES
Art by MANUEL GARCIA and ROB HUNTER
3-D motion cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

An army of super villains has been built throughout The New 52 during 2013 — but for what purpose? Learn about the villains that have paved the way for the world of FOREVER EVIL.

Preview of Justice League #23.4: Secret Society

Who are the Secret Society?
The Secret Society is a secretive army of super-villains. The Forever Evil mini-series, launching during Villains Month will shed more light on this organisation.

Teen Titans #23.1: Trigon. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Teen Titans #23.1: Trigon

Title Replaces: Teen Titans
Replaced with: Trigon
Official Solicitation:
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by CAFU
3-D motion cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

He is the ruler of six kingdoms of pain, suffering and agony—but the one world that evades Trigon is Earth. Trigon’s influence has been spread across worlds by his sons, but it wasn’t until he conceived a daughter of Earthly origin that the monster finally had an heir who could aid his quest. Now, with all the world’s heroes missing— is this the final victory of Trigon?

Preview of Teen Titans #23.1: Trigon

Who is Trigon?
Trigon is an inter-dimensional demon of Evil and as mentioned in the solicitation he is “the ruler of six kingdoms of pain, suffering and agony.” He is a powerful demon with powers including immortality, energy projection, telepathy, size-shifting, super strength, virtual invulnerability, reality manipulation, telekinesis. The character has a long association with the Teen Titans.

Teen Titans #23.2: Deathstroke. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Teen Titans #23.2: Deathstroke

Title Replaces: Teen Titans
Replaced with: Deathstroke
Official Solicitation:
Written by COREY MAYS and DOOMA WENDSCHUH
Art by ROBSON ROCHA
3-D motion cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

One of the deadliest men in the world has a secret: his family. Slade Wilson lives to kill, but can even Deathstroke the Terminator balance his home life with a complicated hit?

Who is Deathstroke?
Deathstroke, aka Slade Wilson, is the worlds greatest mercenary hitman. Blades are his weapons of choice and he knows how to use them, along with being a expert martial artist. What makes him so powerful is the fact that he has a healing factor.

Justice League of America #23.1: Deadshot

The details of this issue can be found in part 1 of this guide.

Justice League of America #7.2: Killer Frost. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Justice League of America #23.2: Killer Frost

Title Replaces: Justice League of America
Replaced with: Killer Frost
Official Solicitation:
Written by STERLING GATES
Art by DERLIS SANTACRUZ
3-D motion cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MATT BANNING
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Not every villain is grateful to the Secret Society for ridding the world of the Justice League. For Killer Frost, only one thing matters: feeding off Firestorm’s energy! But with Firestorm gone, a desperate Frost is forced to decide whether she should search for the missing hero or find a new source for her power fixes.

Preview of Justice League of America #23.2: Killer Frost

Justice League of America #7.3: Shadow Thief. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Who is Killer Frost?
Killer Frost is able to manipulate and cold and frost. She is mostly associated with the Firestorm franchise.
Justice League of America #23.3: Shadow Thief

Title Replaces: Justice League of America
Replaced with: Shadow Thief
Official Solicitation:
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art by CHAD HARDIN
3-D motion cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MATT BANNING
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Where is the line between duty and villainy? For the new Shadow Thief, there is no question: Her mission to eradicate all alien life on Earth is above questions of morality. Armed with technology that allows her to become a living shadow, the Shadow Thief wages a covert war across the globe, but how long can she stay in the shadows before they consume her soul?

Preview of Justice League of America #23.3: Shadow Thief

Who is the Shadow Thief?
Not much is know about the new female Shadow Thief (first appearing in Savage Hawkman #17). Previous interpretations were able to turn themselves into shadows, allowing for easy access and hiding.

Justice League of America #7.4: Black Adam. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Justice League of America #23.4: Black Adam

Title Replaces: Justice League of America
Replaced with: Black Adam
Official Solicitation:
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and STERLING GATES
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR
3-D motion cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MATT BANNING
On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Where is Black Adam? And what series of events is triggered when the Secret Society attacks Kahndaq? Discover all of this and much more in this issue!

Preview of Justice League of America #23.4: Black Adam

Who is Black Adam?
Black Adam was granted powers by a powerful wizard, with the intention of doing good. Instead he used his powers for evil. He has many powers including super-strength, super-speed and powers that involve lightning.

Justice League Dark #23.1: The Creeper

The details of this issue can be found in part 1 of this guide.

Justice League Dark #7.2: Shadow Thief. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Justice League Dark #23.2: Eclipso

Title Replaces: Justice League Dark
Replaced with: Eclipso
Official Solicitation:
Written by DAN DIDIO
Art by PHILIP TAN
3-D motion cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The powerful Black Diamond has been seen causing trouble in different corners of The New 52. Now you will learn its secrets as it lands in the hands of the host it was always meant for…and the full power of Eclipso is unleashed!

Preview of Justice League Dark #23.2: Eclipso

Who is Eclipso?
Eclipso, depicted as a God of Vengeance, is able to use possession and manipulation through the Black Diamond.

Wonder Woman #23.1: Cheetah. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Wonder Woman #23.1: Cheetah

Title Replaces: Wonder Woman
Replaced with: Cheetah
Official Solicitation:
Written by JOHN OSTRANDER
Art by VICTOR IBANEZ
3-D motion cover by VICTOR IBANEZ
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The Cheetah has clawed her way out of Belle Reve, and is hungry for blood—but before she steps up as one of the Secret Society’s most powerful generals, she has a personal score to settle! Learn the truth about the cult of Hippolyta, her vendetta against Wonder Woman, and just how far she’ll go to prove that she’s the most dangerous predator on Earth!

Preview of Wonder Woman #23.1: Cheetah

Who is Cheetah?
She was originally an archaeologist and a friend of Wonder Woman who, through a cursed dagger, was turned into the goddess Cheetah. She has cat-like agility, sharp claws and teeth as well cheetah-like speed.

Wonder Woman #23.2: First Born. Villains Month DC Comics 2013

Wonder Woman #23.2: First Born

Title Replaces: Wonder Woman
Replaced with: First Born
Official Solicitation:
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by ACO
3-D motion cover by VICTOR IBANEZ
On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The First Born son of Zeus—Wonder Woman’s oldest brother—has returned to claim the throne of Olympus! But it’s been a long and bloody road to reach his destiny…and you won’t believe the horror when you meet the rest of Wonder Woman’s extended “family”!

Preview of Wonder Woman #23.2: First Born

Who is First Born?
First Born is the son of Zeus and Wonder Woman’s brother. He has cannibalistic tendencies and god-like strength.

Keep your eyes peeled to How to Love Comics throughout the coming weeks as we bring more information on Villains Month.

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