There's so much going on in the DCU right now -- BATMAN: RIP is about to
give way to BATMAN: LAST RITES; 100,000 new Supermen are about to turn New
Earth into New Krypton; and the Fall of the Amazons is about to become the
Rise of the Olympians. And let's not forget FINAL CRISIS.
FINAL CRISIS and all its support specials and miniseries continue to push
the edge of storytelling as it re imagines the very fabric of the DC Universe
as a whole. When we first started talking about this Crisis, we made a very
clear distinction: this was the day that evil won. So much of what Final
Crisis is about deals with our heroes rallying from their greatest loss in
an attempt to topple their greatest enemies. After all, if there is one
thing we all can agree on, it's that DC has some of the greatest villains
ever created. So, in recognition of their villainy, this upcoming January we
plan to interrupt our regularly scheduled series and let the bad guys take
That's right: for one month -- nearly 20 ongoing books and a handful of
specials -- the top villains of the DC Universe take over the titles of
their top adversaries and show their true "faces of evil." These stories,
told from the villains' perspective (and in some stories, there's not a hero
to be found), will give you incredible insight into the darkest minds of the
DC Universe. Black Adam, Solomon Grundy, Metallo, Deathstroke, Calculator
and Kobra, to name a few, will be featured and seen in ways never before
revealed. And don't think that these stories will end as quickly as they
start. All these villains will play a prominent role throughout 2009 with
all roads, and the dangers they bring, leading to "Blackest Night."
And let's not forget the covers. No point in having a special month of books
without having special covers to go with them. All the "Faces of Evil" books
with have just that, the face of evil on every cover. So if you loved our
"uninspirational" villain ads from a few months back, then you'll love these
covers as well.
All in all, it's a great way to start the new year. One thing I always say:
the greater the villain, the greater the hero, and when you are talking DC
Comics, truer words are never spoken.
To be continued…