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InvestComics was granted press access to the Connecticut ComiCONN on August 15th-17th 2014. We are excited to attend this creator/star studded show. We caught up with the promoter Mitchell Hallock. Mitchell gave us a few minutes out of his busy schedule and we appreciate it!

Be sure to check out the Connecticut ComiCONN Facebook page right HERE for the latest additions to this already packed show. And go to the website to purchase tickets right HERE.

Jay Katz: The Connecticut ComiCONN this year looks like a big one. We’ll get into who’s going to be there in a minute, but how did you aspire to promote a comic book show?

ConneticutComiConn (2)Mitchell Hallock: It’s actually quite simple — I have loved comics since my Dad gave me my first Batman book when I was 4, that was 43 years ago! I was in love with them from the start. Gathered up about 25,000 over the years and would seek out any con around, but there was the problem. The last good size con in Connecticut was the early 1980s. So when the thought of doing a new and bigger one came around — it began anew. From 1 day hotel shows in 2010, to our new 3 day arena show this August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

(JK): How long has ComiCONN been around?

(MH): May 15, 2010 was the very first show at the North Haven Holiday Inn. So this will be our 5th annual show this year.

(JK): Did you ever dream it would be as large as it is? And what one guest(s) would you love to have at the show that you have yet to land?

(MH): Yes, I actually did see it growing. The proof was during Hurricane Irene in 2011, when more than 1200 fans braved a storm, closed highways, ferry and train and made it to the show. I said imagine if the weather was good….since then it has been and the crowds went from 3,000 to 6,000 for the 1 day event every August at a hotel.
My dream guest would be Harrison Ford – but that would never happen in a million years. The other one closer to reality is Stan Lee… so I better hurry up!

ConneticutComiConn (3)(JK): Speaking of guest! Who are some of your guest of honor?

(MH): This year we have several great guests filling that role – the art legends of George Perez, Neal Adams and a newcomer — David Finch fresh off the DC Comic hit book “Forever Evil”. We will also have greats like Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen and others. As we are staying true to the idea of a con about “COMICS”.

(JK): The show is in August, can we expect to see more names added to this list?

(MH): Oh yes, I don’t want to show all my surprises too early. There are more comic greats coming to the show – artists mostly. And I have thrown in a few media guests like the Greatest American Hero, actor, William Katt and from The movies The Crow and Ghostbusters , Ray Park, Nicholas Brendon, SHIELD/HYDRA Agent Jasper Sitwell – or rather the actor who plays him on TV and the marvel movies – Maximiliano Hernandez. As we speak I am talking with a few other big comic actors. So stay tuned.

(JK): Do you encourage cosplayer’s to attend?

ConneticutComiConn (1)(MH): Absolutely! That has always been a HUGE [part of our show – kids and adults love seeing their costumed heroes in the flesh and the cosplayers NEVER disappoint! From 66 Batman to the modern Dark Knight, Poison Ivy to Mr. T, Iron Man to the Fantastic Four I have seen some amazing cosplayers and I cannot wait to see this year’s!

(JK): What is the one takeaway you hope visitors take with them after they leave your show?

(MH): That they had one hell of a great time at a great price — it’s all about value – this is not a “big city” wait in line all day show – or a money grab – it’s about getting together with like-minded friends, creators and fans and all sharing in the love of COMICS! ’nuff said!

Thank you Mitchell. InvestComics will see you there!

Go now to the Connecticut ComiCONN website now to purchase tickets!

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SUICIDE SQUAD #27 Preview

DC has offered up a peak at today’s SUICIDE SQUAD #27.

SUICIDE SQUAD #27 finds Deadshot and the Squad struggling to survive the deadly trap that one of their own sprung on them. It doesn’t matter which Amanda Waller – the real one stuck in the bowels of Belle Reve or the holographic stand-in manipulated by the Thinker – sent them all after O.M.A.C. If the Squad can work together to dig out from underneath the mountain of rubble they’re under, they each now have a singular payback mission: Waller!

Written by Matt Kindt and illustrated by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona and Roger Robinson, SUICIDE SQUAD #21, a FOREVER EVIL tie-in, arrives in stores 01/15/14.

INVESTCOMICS TOP 10 LIST – NEW COMIC RELEASES AND BACK ISSUES FOR 10/30/13

Sandman_Overture_SandmanCome back each week for the top 10 in the speculation market in new releases and back issues for the week.

1 – Sandman Overture #1 (DC Vertigo)
2 – Fox #1 (Variant) (Red Circle)
3 – Superior Spider-Man #20 (Marvel Comics)
4 – Cataclysm #0.1 (Marvel Comics)
5 – Damian Son of Batman #1 (Variant) (DC Comics)
6 – Sandman #1 (1989) (DC Vertigo)
7 – Batman #656 (2006) (DC Comics)
8 – Captain America Living Legend #2 (Marvel Comics)
9 – Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 (1992) (Dark Horse Comics)
10 – Witchblade #170 (Top Cow)

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Jay Katz

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The-Dawning-COVER-1-jpegFrom the looks of it on the social media circuit, Halloween ComicFest was a success. Was there any doubt it wouldn’t be?? Kudos goes out to all of the comic shops across the states that participated in this year’s event. Free comics will always be a good time!

Want some comic reviews regarding the free Halloween ComicFest books? Sure thing, click right HERE for the latest video comic book review show; FFFIC #117 (Halloween ComicFest Edition) and the latest reviews from this past Wednesday’s new releases with Sebastian Piccione.

And while on the topic of comic shops. InvestComics would like to direct your attention to a few comic shops that are now carrying the very first InvestComics Publications comic book The Dawning #1 in their stores! How cool is that??! Click on the stores that have the link attached to them and friend them on Facebook now. Super-Fly Comics and Games, Epic Loot Games and Comics, Dark Star Books, Sanctuary Comics, and Cards and Comics! Go now and support their Facebook page and their stores! More comic shops will be listed as they jump onboard to support the InvestComics Publications launch. Thanks guys/gals! If you’d like to purchase this hot book right now, click right HERE to purchase your copy now!

Lost in all of the hoopla of the New York Comic Con and the launching of the publication is the contest we have going! Check out last week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #191 for more details on that. Enter to win! If you don’t feel like jumping over, the prizes are for a Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty and Excalibur #1 SIGNED by legend Chris Claremont! Share InvestComics everywhere and WIN!

Over the past week, InvestComics has been posting various videos from the New York Comic Con. Check out comedian/late night talk show host Pete Holmes right HERE. You MUST check out Pete’s Youtube page to watch his hysterical takes on Batman/Superman, Wolverine, and Gambit, priceless. Also posted were WWE stars and President of the WWE Studios right HERE, and Animal Planet’s team; Finding Bigfoot right HERE. Stay tuned for the animated team of Bob’s Burgers (hit show on Fox), and Stan Lee!! That’s right; Stan Lee will be coming up very soon!

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release 10-30-13

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There was a comic book run that basically changed the landscape of comic books as we know them some 24 years ago. That comic book run was DC’s (Vertigo) Sandman from 1989. The ebb and flow of storytelling in comic books were changed forever in 1989. This was due for the reason of one man, Neil Gaiman. Neil is a storyteller; he has a pulse on what the reader yearns for. He sets moods, changes, flow and so much more. There are not enough words to describe this man’s legendary status. And quite frankly he doesn’t need words; he’s done enough for himself to establish his legend status in the comic book genre and in the publishing world as well. This week Neil visits familiar territory. Yes that’s right you guessed it, Sandman. Sandman Overture (2013) #1 will probably not break new ground, but what it will do is spark the interest of readers and collectors alike. Then again, maybe it will break new ground? Who knows with Mr. Gaiman? Here’s the nuts and bolts here folks, DC has spoken of Vertigo titles making it onto the big screen for a while now. What better way to start than right here, with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman? There have been many predictions within the InvestComics Hot Picks that have come to fruition (some not too), but to say that Sandman will definitely make it to a movie theater is not that far of a stretch, but it WILL happen. Sandman will become a film one day, and not only will it be spectacular, it will send the aftermarket into an absolute frenzy. This is why a collector should be on top on the 1989 Sandman #1 comic right now. Another book to be on top of is the Sandman Overture #1 variant from Dave McKean, a cool $125 for that variant, but can easily double with a 9.8 grade, and triple with a signature series. Not only will the Sandman Overture #1 heighten the interest of the already famous 1989 book, the movie to come will catapult it even more so. Thank me later. Don’t forget to let everyone know that InvestComics alerted you out on this one.

The recent “demise” of Damian was short lived and now the character has his own book coming out! Death in comics really doesn’t mean much, but you know this already. Anyways, Damian Son of Batman (2013) #1 will bring back the son of Bruce for a limited series, and then for sure a regular series down the line we’re guessing. Whether you’re a fan or not of the Damian character, one will have to stand up a bit and pay attention here. The character is a hot commodity, the collector should embrace this. The reader should just ignore him if they aren’t interested. The collector’s battle over the true first appearance of Damian rages on behind the scenes, but here’s the skinny. The only true answer lies within the money if you’re a speculator. The birth of Damian happened in Batman: Son of a Demon #1 in 1988 (not in DC continuity? Then maybe it is?), but according to the folks at CGC, they say that Batman #655 (2006) is the recognized cameo of Damian. The first full appearance of Damian is Batman #656. So with that, regardless of how the argument may want to flow, CGC is setting the precedence on the Batman comics #655 and #656 as the cameo and first, and this is where the money is going to be found because of the little inscription on the top of the casing. Buy the first Damian. It’s an uptick comic for years to come. Oh yes, one last thing. Pick up the Damian Son of Batman #1 Andy Kubert sketch variant at $60, grade it make money, simple as that. And finally from DC Comics this week, Forever Evil Argus (2013) #1 is sold out. The Forever Evil campaign continues to kill it on the shelves, well semi-disappear really. As the previous InvestComics Hot Picks have stated with the Forever Evil storyline, unless there is a major holy sh*t moment that really takes the genre by surprise, there will be no redeeming value (speculator) in any of the Forever Evil titles down the line. The true redeeming value here is a fantastic storyline.

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Marvel Comics stays busy this week with comics like Captain America Living Legend (2013) #2. This book will introduce an alien like thing. Not sure exactly what, but check it out. And look at that awesome cover too! Dan Slott promises that the new Superior Spider-Man (2012) #20 will seriously shake things up. As if things haven’t been shaken already?! Be sure to grab a copy to see how things are playing out. Another shake up looks to be occurring in Guardians of the Galaxy (2013 3rd Series) #8. Peter Quill will betray the entire Marvel Universe? Okay we’re interested. Cataclysm (2013 Marvel) #0.1 would be nice to write about, but the Marvel solicit is “classified”. The variant is sold out though, know that much! The new Bryan J.L. Glass Thor Crown of Fools (2013) #1 will be sold out on Thursday. Be sure to have your copy in hand or in your pull box.

Ash and the Army of Darkness return this week in Ash and the Army of Darkness (2013) #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. Talks of a new movie will boost interest for the original Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 from 1992. That’s 21 years ago. Feel old yet? The comic is mostly sold out across the board. Archie Comics had a huge success with the recent Archie zombie book Afterlife with Archie #1 (InvestComics informed that you’d get the variants, hope you did!). So what’s next to come you may ask? How about Fox (2013 Red Circle) #1? Yep, the Fox is running amuck and its best you catch it! Preferably the variant! Fox #1 is another hot comic folks. Don’t believe it? Check by Friday and see if there are any variants left for you. Oh yes, check Ebay on those, they’ll be over there probably. Incidentally, in case anyone is interested. Fox first appeared in Blue Ribbon Comics #4 way back in 1940. Good luck ever seeing that comic in your lifetime in near mint condition or in your lifetime period. There are a few comics that should be on your radar due to the low number left or their sold out status. Wildwork (2013 Antarctic Press) #1, Adventure Time Spoooktacular (2013) #1,and Wilder (2013 Monsterverse) #0.

Amazing artist Marc Silvestri pays homage to himself this week with the cover on Witchblade (1995) #170. If the cover doesn’t ring a bell (How could it not??!!), it’s original concept cover was featured on the Uncanny X-Men #251 with Wolverine stuck on the X and not a W. Awesome cover on both Marc!! See below to marvel in the beauty.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to share InvestComics across the social media because not only is it cool to do, but you can win some awesome prizes too! Batman The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker’s Daughter #1 SIGNED by artist Georges Jeanty and Excalibur #1 SIGNED by legend Chris Claremont!!

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The DC 3D madness is finally over! Rejoice and collect your monies in the aftermarket because interest will wane very quickly. In actuality it already has! Prices have been coming down at a rapid rate and if you haven’t sold yet, you may be late to the party. As already told here on InvestComics Hot Picks, you had to watch the 3D market very closely because of the hype surrounding the comics. The gimmick was going to be short lived as there will be a couple of those rare variant 3D’s that will survive the aftermath of the collapse. The best investments should be held for all of those first appearances pointed out during the 3D run here on InvestComics. Picking up a few of those first appearances should ensure that if a few of these villains bust out, make a comeback, a name for themselves, become the next ‘Bane’ or ‘Venom’ character for a major character, you will own that first appearance and be ahead of the curve!

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Besides the sold out gimmick of the 3D covers, DC does in fact have a hit on their hands. Forever Evil is in fact hitting a home run with fans alike. Forever Evil (2013DC) #2 is completely sold out this week across the board. The prize this week will be the Black & white variant. Grab this; sell it on Ebay for a 25% return or possibly more very easily; immediately. Do not hold onto these comics folks. These are not life changing altering moments within the DC Universe, barring of course plotlines we are not aware of! There are some great storylines going on within these pages, but nothing is foreseen to change the market value or demand to sustain the trend upwards.

A trend in the comic book solicits market also continues however in Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #24 this week. The words uttered so many times “…nothing will be the same, WE MEAN IT!” have been spoken far too often, but we as fans eat it up! Check out what writer Robert Venditti will bring to the table. Oh yes and the solicit also makes another common reference; “Lanterns will die”. Looking forward to it!

Batman Black and White (2013) #2 will bring legendary artist Jim Steranko to a Bat book again. Mr. Steranko will provide the gorgeous cover for this wonderful new series this week. It’s amazing to note that this legend has never provided as much DC artistry over his career. He’s thought of more as a “Marvel” guy, but when he does pencil any DC hero/villain, people take notice! With Batman though, his first official Batman work came in 1998’s Batman Black & White hardcover. Hard to fathom that given the profound career, he added Batman to his resume in 1998! The Batman work came in form of a tip-plate within the hardcover. Awesome, amazing stuff here folks.

In wrapping up DC here, Movement (2013 DC) #5 will debut the group ‘Graveyard Faction-death for hire’. Two sold out Vertigo books come our way this Wednesday; Hinterkind (2013 DC/Vertigo) #1 and Witching Hour (2013 DC/Vertigo) #1. The pleasant surprise here has to be the sold out Witching Hour #1. As a $7.99/70 pager’ all things point to the awesomeness of Vertigo. Even though the trend of a new book debuting with a $7.99 price tag, it usually tends to make some collectors/readers a little apprehensive, it doesn’t matter here though. Fans know this is going to rock! All 70 pages…..

Marvel Comics brings back a Marvel Knights Spidey book this week. Hooray! Check out the almost sold out regular cover Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2013) #1 this Wednesday (Variant cover sold out). The first Spider-Man Knights came in the 2004 by the same title and lasted only 22 issues. Maybe this time we’ll buck that trend and go longer! With writer Matt Kindt and artist Marco Rudy on board, it looks like a success already! And with a new Marvel Knights book, comes a new Marvel Max book too! What a great week! Take a look at Fantomex Max (2013) #1 miniseries at your local shop this week. It probably won’t disappoint. If this feeler goes over well, and fans demand more Fantomex, you better already own New X-Men #128 (2002). This would be the first appearance of Fantomex. Another three Marvel titles are on the cusp of sellouts and collectors should be put on alert. Captain America Living Legend (2013) #1 will be the highest alert. With writer Andy Diggle/artist Adi Granov on board and the introduction of a villain named Volkov, look for a possible aftermarket bump here. Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble (2013) #1 is based on the animated television show, but it’s the bonus Lego Marvel Comic within the extra sized issue here that has InvestComics intrigued. And finally from Marvel, any fan of Superior Spider-Man should probably take a look at All New X-Men Special (2013) #1 this Wednesday.

Here’s a quick list of sold out debut comics and number two comics coming your way this Wednesday. Bushido (2013 Image) #1, Shadow Now (2013 Dynamite) #1, Codename Action (2013 Dynamite) #2, Reality Check (2013 Image) #2, Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight (2013) #1, Pirate Eye Murder at Ten Knots (2013) #0, Lady Rawhide (2013 Dynamite) #2, Occultist (2013 Dark Horse) #1, and Mocking Dead (2013 Dynamite) #2.

That’s it for this week. Check out some covers of the week below. Invest wisely.

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The first ever InvestComics Publications comic book ever; The Dawning #1 have arrived! Look for more information coming very soon!!

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DC Comic fans are showing a tremendous outpouring of support regarding their 3D covers. The slick covers have taken the comic shops and the collectors market by storm. The trend continues this week for DC Comics as well as InvestComics. For the past couple of weeks InvestComics has detailed each 3D villain cover with the first appearance of that character. However, the villain pool seems to be thinning out just a bit with some of these adversaries. Perfect time to get that rare breakout book isn’t it? Do not miss any of these comics, there is a potential sleeper(s) hidden amongst the crowd this week. Buckle in; it’s been a fun ride so far as we anticipate more aftermarket greatness! And as always some fantastic reads!

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Wonder Woman (2011 4th Series) #23.1 – Probably one of the weakest villain books of all this week with Cheetah clawing her way into the life of our favorite Amazonian. Cheetah made here first appearance back in 1943’s Wonder Woman #6. Look at that cover! Now look at the current cover. Yes time has been treating Cheetah nicely. Aged well.

Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – Good ol’ Lex Luthor comes a’knockin this week. Of course one of the most recognizable villains of all time; Luthor’s debut came in Action Comics #23 (1940).

Superman (2011 3rd Series) #23.3 – A more recent villain takes the reigns over on the Superman comic this week; H’el is his name and he made his first appearance way back in Supergirl #13 in 2012.

Batman and Robin (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – A twofer issue, Ra’s al Ghul and League of Assassins. Check out Ra’s debut in the Neal Adams/Denny O’ Neil classic Batman #232 (1971) and League of Assassins made their debut in Strange Adventures #215 (1968) with a Neal Adams cover art.

Swamp Thing (2011 5th Series) #23.1 – While Antone Arcane is not a household name, the first appearance of Arcane came at the helm of one of the most prolific horror penciler’s of all time. He is in fact ‘THE’ horror artist. Swamp Thing #2 (1973) was the first appearance of Arcane drawn by Berni Wrightson. Will the first appearance of Arcane ever stack up against the Ra’s al Ghul or Luthor’s of the world? Probably not, but owning this comic complements any collection. A classic from a legendary artist (and writer, Len Wein!), this is a win.

Batman The Dark Knight (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – Clayface first appeared in Batman #40 (1940) from creators Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. Nuff said.

Teen Titans (2011 4th Series) #23.2 – Here we have one of those villains on the cusp of a huge breakout. Already appearing on the hit television show Arrow, Deathstroke will have to make it to the big screen if DC/Warner Bros ever get their comics to film in order. Why would he “have to” make it to the big screen you may ask? Because he’s beloved by comic fans alike, he’s a total bad as*, and he would translate beautifully to the big screen. If you are in the market for a comic that has tremendous upside potential, look no further than The New Teen Titans #2 (1980). Already a high valued comic, it has more room to uptick. The debut of Deathstroke is brought to you by the team of George Perez and Marv Wolfman. What are you waiting for? Go get this comic.

Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – Penguin’s debut – Detective Comics #58 (1941)

Justice League (2011) #23.3 – Dial ‘H’ for Hero first appears in House of Mystery #156 (1966).

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – There were rumors a while back that the Scarecrow was to appear in the next Batman flick. If this occurs, it will mean an already nice payday for the owners of World’s Finest Comics #3 (1941) – first appearance of Scarecrow. Here’s a funny fact. Did you know that back in the day that shock jock Howard Stern turned down the part of the Scarecrow? That would have been something huh?

Justice League of America (2013 3rd Series) #7.3 – The very first Shadow Thief was a male. He appeared The Brave and the Bold #36 (1955).

Flash (2011) #23.3 – The Rogues are an important group because when, not if, when the Flash movie finally makes it to your local theater, this group should be considered as the villains for the film. Yes too much for a first film, but what about the sequel? Yes a big stretch here, but the glass is always half full here at InvestComics! Check out their debut in Flash #130 (1962).

Justice League Dark (2011) #23.2 – A weak showing with Eclipso at the forefront here. Fantastic 3D cover though! House of Secrets #61 (1963) houses the first appearance of Eclipso.

Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #23.3 – The Black Hand joins the Forever Evil fray. With a Gil Kane cover; Green Lantern #29 (1964) is a nice book to own, first appearance of Black Hand.

That covers your 3D fix for this week. Now onto the Hot Picks!

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DC’s hit series Arrow will bring a television character to “life” in the comic books for the first time. Check out Arrow (2012 DC) #11 for the debut of Roy Harper!

Marvel Comics will bring back the Jester in Daredevil (2011 3rd Series) #31, a long time nuisance for our beloved Daredevil. The Jester debut in Daredevil #42 (1968) written by some guy named Stan Lee. Another return this week from Marvel happens in Thor God of Thunder (2012) #13. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, the name Malekith the Accursed should ring a bell. He will be in the new Thor movie coming out this November. Most are probably aware by now too that Thor #344 holds the first appearance of this villain. If you have this comic, be sure to dump it very soon, prices will be coming down very quick once the hype wears off. Malekith is a onetime deal here. He probably will not be showing up in any other Marvel film after this one. Also from Marvel this week, Superior Carnage (2013) #3 will debut of the all new Carnage! This one will fly off the shelf, grab a copy.

Two number one comics are sold out at Diamond this week. Get your hands on these if you can. Zero (2013 Image) #1 will be seeing second printings very shortly, a huge interest in this book. Also Transformers Regeneration One (2012 IDW) #0 is sold out! Maybe a short print run here? Who knows, but IDW seems to have struck a chord with the Transformers base.

Two Dark Horse number one comics to check out this week are Kiss Me Satan (2013) #1 and Buzzkill #1.

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DC Entertainm​ent Announces Villains Month, FOREVER EVIL, and More!

044.DCC.DdshotFC.1.0Following the events of this summer’s crossover “Trinity War,” a dark shadow will be cast acrossthe DC Universe. 

This September, all of the DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 titles will be replaced by Villains books. What happens when the heroes of the DC Universe fall and there’s nobody left to stop the villains from taking over? Find out this fall during Villain’s Month, which will spotlight 52 of the DC Universe’s biggest rogues in their own one-shots.

“September has always been a big month for us and we look for an opportunity every year in September to do something big that really redefines the line and invites anyone who hasn’t been following comics to step right in,” DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee explained. “We launched the New 52 with all-new continuity and new costumes, Zero Month was all about origins of our heroes, and now the villains are taking over. One of the strengths of the DC Universe has been the strength of the rogues gallery. Often times they’re as famous – if not more infamous – than 034.DCC.JokerFC.1.0our heroes.”

And what’s more, each Villains Month cover will feature a 3D motion image on the front and back!

“We’re also commemorating this event by doing something really unheard of, I think, as far as a major publisher – we’re actually adding a special cover on every single villain’s book. It’s called a 3D motion cover and it’s essentially artwork that’s been separated onto different layers, so when you hold the cover, which is a premium stock cover, and you slightly rotate the comic book left or right or up and down, the images move a bit,” Lee continued.

“It’s an incredible 3D effect that shows depth of field on the covers,” added DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio. “It’s the full cover stock, so it’s not anything that’s been glued on. More importantly, it’s actually pliable and soft to the touch – it’s a brand new technology and we’re going to be the first ones debuting in this fashion.”

040.DCC.CntVrtFC.1.0September is also the launch date for FOREVER EVIL, the seven-part mini-series by Geoff Johns and David Finch that sets into motion this first New 52 universe-wide crossover event.

“FOREVER EVIL is a chance for David and I to work on all the greatest villains in comic books,” Johns said. “It’s literally everybody. I don’t even know if there’s anybody not in it. We’re really exploring what darkness means and the different kinds of darkness that are within these villains.”

As for the art of FOREVER EVIL? Finch went on to say that he has “more of an affinity for villains than heroes. I have a really dark art style and the tone of this is so exactly where I’m coming from.”

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