DC’s Villains Month Kicks Off Today & a Clearer Picture as to the Impact
For some, September means going back to school. For others, it means saying goodbye to summer and getting ready for the upcoming fall season. But h for DC Comics, this September means one thing: Villains Month! Today marks the month long event with comics focused on the villains of the DC universe as well as the beginning of their event, Forever Evil.
The Justice League is presumed dead and the Crime Syndicate has arrived following the tragic events of this summer’s blockbuster Trinity War. With the heroes gone, everything is up for grabs. Bizarro, Relic, Reverse-Flash, General Zod and all the villains you love to hate have unleashed a wave of evil sure to dominate the fall! They’ve commandeered their comic books. They’ve even vandalized their once-heroic logos.
This event digs into the deep line-up of iconic DC villains, putting them in charge of the DC universe. With the Justice League gone and the Crime Syndicate arrived the villains take on new roles, altering the world. With their ability to cross lines that heroes don’t, expect the unexpected, especially since we don’t know where the line is.
This event also gives the DC team to explore the DC villains more, adding depth and motivation to the characters that might not have been there before since the comics until now have been focused on the heroes.
We also have a bit more information of how Forever Evil will tie into the greater DC narrative. Following Villains Month, all of the New 52 titles not directly tying into Forever Evil will pick up where they left off in August. Come April, however, all of the other books will catch up with the timeline of Forever Evil and will be drastically impacted by that miniseries’ explosive conclusion in March.
Editor Brian Cunningham teased:
There will be consequences, huge ramifications. A lot of pieces will need to be picked up for all the characters we all care deeply for. But it’s all in the name of keeping the audience on its toes, that DC is not going to play it safe.