DC advance solicits 22 Year of the villain titles for November, on-sale with special acetate covers.
In November, the bad guys win! The Year of the Villain reaches its next deadly phase with “Hostile Takeover” – as the heroes of the DC Universe are defeated by their greatest foes.
The triumph of evil over good will be represented with a series of two-layer acetate covers in November, which will see DC’s heroes literally replaced by their villains – Action Comics is taken over by Lex Luthor and Justice League by the Legion of Doom, for example. The top layer of the cover features the villains’ Hostile Takeover of the book’s title, showing off their newly empowered status quo. The second layer, retaining each series’ familiar logo, will reflect the storyline events that led to the hero’s defeat.
All of November’s Year of the Villain acetate covers are advance solicited in the August DC Previews and are currently open to order. This will affect any Ace Comics customers who place manual orders, as you will need to be aware that there are more than one issue of each affected title solicited in August.
Here are the “Hostile Takeover” acetate covers coming in November:
Action Comics #1017, art by John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson
Aquaman #54, art by Dan Panosian
Batgirl #41, art by Dustin Nguyen
Batman #82, art by David Finch
Batman and the Outsiders #7, art by Jonboy Meyers
Batman/Superman #4, art by Emanuela Lupacchino
Catwoman #17, art by David Finch
Deathstroke #49, art by Stephen Segovia
Detective Comics #1015, art by Paolo Pantalena
The Flash #82, art by Guillem March
Harley Quinn #67, art by Kenneth Rocafort
Hawkman #18, art by Tyler Kirkham
Justice League #35, art by Rafael Albuquerque
Justice League Dark #17, art by Stephen Segovia
Justice League Odyssey #15, art by Neil Googe
Nightwing #66, art by Jonboy Meyers
Red Hood: Outlaw #40, art by Guillem March
Supergirl #36, art by Dan Mora
Superman #17, art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Teen Titans #36, art by Dan Mora
The Terrifics #22, art by Stephen Byrne
Wonder Woman #82, art by Rafael Albuquerque