Wednesday, September 25, 2013

DC Comics — The New 52 Villains Omnibus HC [2013]

DC Comics — The New 52 Villains Omnibus HC
Following the much anticipated Trinity War, the Earth-3 Crime Syndicate invades Earth and Forever Evil begins. The books are broken up into their major franchises including Justice League, Aquaman, Earth-2, The Flash, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Action Comics, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Swamp Thing, and Teen Titans.

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5 

      

      
   
      
SUPERMAN TITLES
Action Comics #23.1 Brainiac constructs the ultimate Kryptonian in the form of Cyborg-Superman. The identity of the Cyborg-Superman is Supergirl’s father Zor-El.

Action Comics #23.2 Dru-Zod was left for dead until he was found by Jor-El and Zor-El. Later Zod constructed a false war that led to the death of tens of thousands of Kryptonians. He is sentenced to the Phantom Zone awaiting the day when he will face Superman. It is revealed Zod sacrificed his father so he can get away from the monsters.

Action Comics #23.3 Lex Luthor leaves prison and prepares for a meeting with Thomas Kord.

Action Comics #23.4 Metallo takes on General Sam Lane and his Metal 2.0 before joining the Secret Society.

Superman #23.1 features Lex Luthor constructing a Bizarro creature in development. The issue lacks the first appearance of the New 52 Bizarro which will be saved for Forever Evil.

Superman #23.2 Vril Dox attempted to experiment on his son however was sentenced to exile. He decided to experiment on himself and become Brainiac.

Superman #23.3 H’EL stands for House of El. In the new timeline both Zod and Jor-El are killed by H’EL and the events of Krypton Returns unfolds.

Superman #23.4 The origin of the Parasite is told.

Batman/Superman #3.1 General Zod from the Phantom Zone speaks to Kara El about Doomsday. However the story is still unclear. 

      

       
   
      

         

      

BATMAN TITLES
Batman #23.1 the Joker’s face was bleached by his mother. He raises a baby ape giving him the childhood he should have had with his Aunt Eunice. The ape grows up to be Jackanapes however the relationship is short-lived as he falls to his death.

Batman #23.2 Riddler works his way through Wayne Enterprises and takes revenge on one of the guards who used to work at Arkham Asylum.

Batman #23.3 The Penguin becomes more ruthless before becoming the mayor of Gotham. He also killed all the bullies when he was younger and his best friend who betrayed him when he was older.

Batman #23.4 The origin of Bane is told as Forever Evil: Arkham War #1 begins.

Detective Comics #23.1 the father of Poison Ivy killed her mother. Ivy later kills her father and works at Wayne Enterprises. In the present she turns Gotham into a real concrete jungle.

Detective Comics #23.2 The New 52 origin of Harley Quinn is told before joining the Suicide Squad.

Detective Comics #23.3 The Scarecrow plans to take on Bane and rule Gotham leading within Forever Evil: Arkham War.

Detective Comics #23.4 Man-Bat becomes a temporary hero in Gotham during Forever Evil.

Batman and Robin #23.1 Two-Face shows that Gotham needs a Public Defender and decides whether to save and bleed Gotham.

Batman and Robin #23.2 The Court of Owls plans of releasing the First Talon as chaos erupts following Forever Evil.

Batman and Robin #23.3 Ras’ Al Ghul denies the Secret Society and is ready to take them on.

Batman and Robin #23.4 Killer Croc builds his army under Gotham City.

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1 the Ventriloquist was a twin and her dummy is her brother.

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.2 Mr. Freeze constructs his own family of ice as his origin is retold.

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3 Clayface discovers he is not wanted by the Secret Society.

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.4 The Joker’s Daughter scars people’s faces like she scarred her own.
     
AQUAMAN TITLES
Aquaman #23.1 Black Manta escapes from prison and discovers Aquaman was killed by the Crime Syndicate. Ultraman moves the moon to create a solar eclipse to block the sun. The resulting tide destroyed the grave of Black Manta’s father. Now he vows to go to war with the Crime Syndicate. 


Aquaman #23.2 Ocean Master is freed and saves a family. 

      
THE FLASH TITLES
The Flash #23.1 Grodd is freed from the Speed Force and Keystone City becomes Grodd City.

The Flash #23.2 Reverse-Flash is revealed to be Daniel West the brother of Iris West wanted to go back in time to murder his own father.

The Flash #23.3 Captain Cold is back in charge of the Rogues as his sister lays in a coma prior to the events of Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1.

   

   

GREEN LANTERN TITLES
Green Lantern #23.1 Relic is an anomaly from the old universe which existed of Lightsmiths who exhausted their reservoir and extinguished from existence. Relic is the survivor from the previous universe. The Lightsmiths extinguished life from the previous universe and now the Lanterns are doing the same. Its up to Relic to stop them.

Green Lantern #23.2 Mongul is Marvel’s Thanos however he is more calculating and destructive. The issue is drawn by future Justice League 3000 artist Howard Porter. Now Mongul heads towards the Green Lantern Corps.

Green Lantern #23.3 Black Hand raises the father of Hal Jordan.

Green Lantern #23.4 The story of Sinestro is told from beginning to end.

      

      
   
     

      

JUSTICE LEAGUE TITLES
Justice League #23.1 Darkseid was once Uxas who murdered the Old Gods so the New Gods rose. Darkseid has a collection of dead Supermen from the worlds he invaded.

Justice League #23.2 The new Lobo is sleeker and faster and is planning on hunting his imposter on Earth.

Justice League #23.3 The bad heroes of Dial H is here.

Justice League #23.4 On Earth-3 Dick Grayson was a Talon however died at the hands of the Joker. The Joker managed to spray Alfred and turned him into the Outsider. The Outsider arrived on this Earth and built the Secret Society to ready the Crime Syndicate’s arrival.

Justice League of America #7.1 writer Matt Kindt takes on Deadshot and gives us an origin that leads us into the Suicide Squad tie-ins by the same writer.

Justice League of America #7.2 Dr. Caitlin Snow is Killer Frost who was betrayed by her colleagues who worked for the H.I.V.E. Later Killer Frost discovers the power of Firestorm can make her change back to Dr. Snow.

Justice League of America #7.3 The original of the Shadow Thief is revealed.

Justice League of America #7.4 Black Adam returns and plans to take on the Crime Syndicate.

Justice League Dark #23.1 The Creeper is trapped in the Soultaker sword in the 16th Century Japan. After it escaped it now lives with TV reporter Jack Ryder.

Justice League Dark #23.2 Eclipso is attached to another human.

EARTH 2 TITLES
Earth 2 #15.1 Desaad awaits for the arrival of Darkseid. 

Earth 2 #15.2 Little is told about the origins of Solomon Grundy as it is a weak issue by superstar Matt Kindt. This issue written by him is open-ended like his Valiant’s Bloodshot issue. 

      
   
       

GREEN ARROW TITLES
Green Arrow #23.1 the origin of Count Vertigo is told as he rises to power and kills his own mother.
                    
SWAMP THING TITLES
Swamp Thing #23.1 Anton Arcane fights his niece Abigail about what happened to her mother.

TEEN TITANS TITLES
Teen Titans #23.1 The origin of Trigon is revealed as he absorbs the heart of darkness. Instead of eradicating evil the divine mistakenly created Trigon. He becomes the father of Raven of the Teen Titans who must stop him.

Teen Titans #23.2 Deathstroke takes on Deathblow.

WONDER WOMAN TITLES
Wonder Woman #23.1 The origin of Cheetah is told as she joins the Secret Society.

Wonder Woman #23.2 The origin of the First Born of Zeus is told.

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5