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Preview: Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (of 4) 3rd Printing

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (of 4)

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Javi Fernandez (A/CA) Steve Epting
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Apex Lex Luthor’s first run-in with the Infected didn’t go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs’ influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also likely has his own ideas, but who just maybe wants to see this twisted doppelgänger sent back to the Dark Multiverse he came from. It’s a gamble Lex has to take, because the Infected are gearing up for round two!

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (of 4) 3rd printing

Preview: Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4 (of 4)

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4 (of 4)

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Steve Epting
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $4.99

This is it! Lex Luthor has gathered a strike force of villains he’s leveled up to be the baddest bad guys around-Captain Cold, Oracle, Solomon Grundy, Black Manta, and Lobo, each and every one a recipient of one of Lex’s dark gifts.

But the Batman Who Laughs has his own army of infected heroes. Six hundred sixty-six of them, all transformed into their worst selves.
It’s a final showdown between two of DC’s most iconic villains, all to curry the favor of Perpetua. Whoever wins will take over the Multiverse alongside her. Does Lex ascend, or does he get laid low? Does the Batman Who Laughs finally remake the DC Universe in his own image? Either way, life for our heroes will never be the same.

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4 (of 4)

Preview: Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (of 4)

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (of 4)

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Javi Fernandez (A/CA) Steve Epting
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Apex Lex Luthor’s first run-in with the Infected didn’t go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs’ influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also likely has his own ideas, but who just maybe wants to see this twisted doppelgänger sent back to the Dark Multiverse he came from. It’s a gamble Lex has to take, because the Infected are gearing up for round two!

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (of 4)

Punchline Delivers as Two DC Comics Get Reprints

With DC‘s recent reveal of the new character Punchline, fans have jumped at the chance to add Batman #89 (on sale February 19) to their pull lists to get any clues about this new villain and her connection to the Joker. And with more Punchline to come in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (on sale February 26) the mayhem will only get bloodier as Punchline and the Clown Prince of Crime square off against Batman and the rest of the Bat-Family in a “Joker War” story arc beginning this May.

The debut of Punchline, the Joker’s deadly new henchperson, has led to pre-on sale sellouts of both Batman #89 and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3—and now both issues are rushing back to press for second printings!

Batman #89’s second printing is part four of “Their Dark Designs,” written by James Tynion IV with art by Carlo Pagulayan, Guillem March, and Danny Miki. This issue features an unnamed cameo appearance by Punchline, and will arrive in stores with a recolored version of its original cover by Tony S. Daniel.

Batman #89

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3’s second printing covers the confrontation between Lex Luthor and The Joker, with help from Punchline and Mercy, as the conflict between the forces of Perpetua and the Batman Who Laughs reaches the boiling point. Written by Tynion IV with art by Steve Epting, this issue will arrive in stores with a recolored version of its original cover by Epting.

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3

The second printings of Batman #89 and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 will both be published on March 4. If the comics aren’t already on your pull lists, contact your local comic book shop and let them know you’re looking for these issues to be added!

DC Reveals Its Punchline

DC is ready to introduce a brand-new villain set to play a major role in Batman‘s life. Who is Punchline? Writer James Tynion IV has teased her appearance in a few upcoming issues, but as of yet we don’t know much about the brand-new character! Here’s the breakdown of where you’ll be seeing her ahead of Batman #95’s “Joker War” storyline!

The mysterious new villain pops up on February 19 in a one-panel cameo in Batman #89; art by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey:

 Batman #89

One week later, Punchline makes her full-on debut as the Joker’s latest—and deadliest—henchwoman in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen#3; art by Steve Epting and Javier Fernandez with color by Nick Filardi:

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen#3

For a closer look, check out character designs by Jorge Jiménez! You’ll find his artwork in Batman #90 on March 4 ahead of the launch of “Joker War” in May!

Batman #90

Finally, a sneak peek at Stanley “Artgerm” Lau’s variant cover for Batman #94, on shelves May 6!

Batman #94

Preview: Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2 (of 4)

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2 (of 4)

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Steve Epting
In Shops: Jan 22, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Apex predator Lex Luthor is on the hunt for the Batman Who Laughs. To catch his prey, he must follow a trail of broken heroes… leading him to Jim Gordon, one of the victims of the Batman Who Laughs’ deadly virus that turned the heroic police commissioner into the worst version of himself. The trail leads Lex to a lonely cell in the Hall of Justice – but it’s not the good guys who come to stop him. It’s more of the Batman Who Laughs’ dangerous operatives! And if they couldn’t resist the influence of the Dark Multiverse, then how can Lex?

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2 (of 4)

Preview: Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1 (of 4)

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1 (of 4)

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Steve Epting
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $4.99

DC’s “Year of the Villain” begins its sinister conclusion! Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power! Now the Multiverse lives in fear that she might wipe out all existence. The only thing that could stop her are the forces of the Dark Multiverse- which means it’s Luthor’s mission to defeat the Batman Who Laughs! But if Batman and Superman couldn’t stop him, what chance does Luthor stand? Spinning out of the end of the “Justice/ Doom War” in Justice League #38 and the conclusion of the epic “Infected” arc from Batman/Superman #5, DC’s two top villains face off in a battle royal-and the fate of all reality hangs in the balance!

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1 (of 4)

DC Releases Some Process Art of Inks and Colors for Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1

Written by James Tynion IV
Interior and Cover art by Steve Epting
Colors by Nicholas Filardi
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
Final Orders Due: Nov 25, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power! Now the Multiverse lives in fear that she might wipe out all existence. The only thing that could stop her are the forces of the Dark Multiverse—which means it’s Luthor’s mission to defeat the Batman Who Laughs! But if Batman and Superman couldn’t stop him, what chance does Luthor stand?

Spinning out of the end of the “Justice/ Doom War” in Justice League #38 and the conclusion of the epic “Infected” arc from Batman/Superman #5, DC’s two top villains face off in a battle royal in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen…and the fate of all reality hangs in the balance!

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1

Get a First Look at Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen, Out December 18

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1

Written by James Tynion IV
Interior and Cover art by Steve Epting
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
Final Orders Due: Nov 25, 2019
SRP: $4.99

DC’s “Year of the Villain” begins its sinister conclusion!

Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power! Now the Multiverse lives in fear that she might wipe out all existence. The only thing that could stop her are the forces of the Dark Multiverse—which means it’s Luthor’s mission to defeat the Batman Who Laughs! But if Batman and Superman couldn’t stop him, what chance does Luthor stand?

Spinning out of the end of the “Justice/ Doom War” in Justice League #38 and the conclusion of the epic “Infected” arc from Batman/Superman #5, DC’s two top villains face off in a battle royal in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen…and the fate of all reality hangs in the balance!

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1

DC Reveals Two More Heroes Corrupted by the Batman Who Laughs

Six corrupt versions of DC’s Super Heroes are coming to terrorize Earth this November and December in a series of six comics running parallel to the story unfolding in Batman/Superman by writer Joshua Williamson and artist David Marquez. Each one-shot or tie-in special spotlights a corrupt version of Shazam!, Supergirl, Hawkman, Donna Troy, Jim Gordon, and Blue Beetle, known within the DC universe as The Infected.

These six issues star DC’s beloved heroes, revealed to be secretly infected by The Batman Who Laughs with a toxin that violently transforms them into the worst versions of themselves. Their buried frustrations and pent-up anger will boil to the surface, unleashing dangerous results. They’ll also be The Batman Who Laughs’ lieutenants against “Apex” Lex Luthor in James Tynion IV and Steve Epting‘s Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen mini-series, launching December 18th.

The final victims of The Batman Who Laughs’ toxins, Donna Troy and Jim Gordon, will be featured in December’s two one-shots. The Infected: Deathbringer #1, by writer Zoë Quinn and artist Tyler Kirkhamhits shelves December 4th and The Infected: The Commissioner #1, by writer Paul Jenkins and artist Jack Herbert, hits shelves on December 18th.

Both of these one-shots will feature covers by Viktor Bogdanovic. One is a story of a hero who is done with bringing peace to a world that cannot be trusted with it; a woman whose newly awakened dark side is ready to burn it all down and forge a new destiny, and the other about a hero whose sense of duty and honor is stripped away; a man who has finally given in to his worst impulses—and he might just take the entire city into the darkness with him…

The Infected: Deathbringer #1
The Infected: The Commissioner #1