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Warning: this article contains spoilers for DC’s Year of the Villain #1, DCeased #1 and The Walking Dead #191!
The Batman Who Laughs Takes on Batman and Superman
DC announced a new volume of Batman/Superman this week, featuring both an impressive creative team and a threat worthy of this Dynamic Duo. The formerly Marvel-exclusive David Marquez will be joining writer Joshua Williamson for a series that builds directly on the backbone of Dark Nights: Metal and the current Batman Who Laughs miniseries. The Batman Who Laughs has an ambitious new plot, one that involves secretly corrupting six DC heroes and transforming them into a new incarnation of the Secret Six.
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3 Ways Year of the Villain Reshapes the DC Universe
DC’s Year of the Villain is the big no-brainer purchase of the week. It costs a measly 25 cents in print and is free to download digitally. But more than just being a cheap read, this issue sets the tone for the DCU in the second half of 2019. This issue opens with Lex Luthor finally going full villain and sets the stage for major stories like Event Leviathan and Batman: City of Bane. If you were a fan of Marvel’s Dark Reign storyline ten years ago, Year of the Villain will be right up your alley.
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The Walking Dead Comic Rocked by Game-Changing Twist
The Walking Dead’s status quo undergoes a major upheaval every few years, and it looks as though that time has come again. Issue #191 begins on a hopeful note, as Rick Grimes is able to talk sense into the warring factions of Alexandria and the Commonwealth and convince them to forge a better path together. But no good deed goes unpunished, and this issue ends with Sebastian Milton, the son of deposed Mayor Pamela Milton, confronting Rick in his bedroom and shooting him in the chest. Rick isn’t actually dead yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised if his time as the series’ main protagonist is coming to an end.
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DCeased: DC’s Zombie Outbreak Claims These Heroes and Villains
DCeased shows what happens when a devastating zombie plague hits the DCU. It’s a good thing this book doesn’t take place in traditional DC continuity, because writer Tom Taylor and artists Trevor Hairsine and James Harren have already racked up a major body count. In this first issue alone, Cyborg is transformed into patient zero in a deadly fusion of technology and Anti-Life Equation, one that destroys Apokolips (along with Darkseid and Desaad) and turns Batman, Nightwing and Robin into the walking dead.
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