This week’s DC Comics news, pull list and preview features details on DC’s Year of the Villain and a thrilling 25-cent issue, as well as two awesome new statues.
It’s another exciting week for DC Comics fans with an exciting list of new titles coming out on New Comic Book Day, as well as news from around the DC Comics universe.
DC’s Year of the Villain is kicking off with a special 25-cent issue coming May 1, just days before Free Comic Book Day on May 4, and this issue will set the stage for the big Year of the Villain events coming later this summer.
DC’s Year of the Villain #1 ties into Justice League #25 as Lex Luthor makes the ultimate power play. The story continues in “The Offer” (June), “Dark Gifts” (August), “Evil Unleashed” (September) and “Doom Rising” (October).
The special 25-cent issue will also help to launch the Event Leviathan story in Action Comics that begins with “Leviathan Rises” in Action Comics #1007. This story, from Brian Michael Bendis and Steve Epting, explores the gritty underground crime syndicates in the DC Universe. It continues in Action Comics #1010 and #1011, followed by Superman: Leviathan Rising Special #1 (May 29), and all of this kicks off the six-issue Event Leviathan miniseries coming in June.
Finally, the Year of the Villain will culminate with a huge anniversary story in Batman #75 (July 17) that sees Bane taking control of Gotham City while Batman remains MIA.
There’s no question that it’s going to be a hot time in the DC Comics universe this summer, so be sure to pick up your copy of DC’s Year of the Villain #1 for 25 cents on May 1.
DC Collectibles has several new statues out in April and fans will absolutely love adding them to their collections.
First up is the DC Bombshells: Batwoman Away Uniform Variant Statue. Designed by Ant Lucia and sculpted by Tim Miller, the newest addition to the DC Bombshells line is a must-have for Batwoman and baseball fans alike. Kate Kane, defender of Gotham City, is sporting a black cap with pointy bat-ears on it, while the rest of her outfit (think: A League of Their Own ’40s style uniforms) is red and black. She’s stretching out with her bat behind her head, and it’s easy to imagine that she’s staring down the pitcher before she steps into the batter’s box. The statue measures just under 11” and retails for $125.
Next up is the DC Core: The Flash PVC Statue. This line is great for fans just starting their collections (the line already features Batgirl, Batman and the Joker) and it’s also a great collection for people who want quality items that won’t break the bank. And, speaking of breaking, these statues are made from high-grade PVC which means they’re incredibly durable. The Flash is the latest addition to the DC Core family. Designed by Jim Fletcher and sculpted by Kushwara Studios, the figure stands are 10” and is limited to a run of 5000. The color and detail in this line is impressive, and Flash fans will enjoy having the Scarlet Speedster on display at home or at the office.
You can find the DC Bombshells: Batwoman and DC Core: The Flash statues and lots of other fantastic merchandise on the DC Collectibles website.
The Pull List
Here’s the complete list of DC Comics titles available April 17:
American Carnage #6
Electric Warriors #6
High Level #3
Justice League #22
MAD Magazine #7
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #98
Teen Titans #29
Available this week in hardcover and trade:
Batman and Superman in World’s Finest: The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 2 HC
Batman Detective: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Volume 4 HC
Damage Volume 2 Scorched Earth TP
Injustice vs Masters of the Universe HC
Justice League of America The Bronze Age Volume 1 TP
Kamandi Challenge TP
Sandman Volume 7 Brief Lives 30th Anniversary Edition TP
Wonder Woman Volume 8 Dark Gods TP
All of the titles above are available in stores on April 17, 2019. Click here to find a local comic shop near you.