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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 9/7/13

Welcome to Villains Month! It’s the two-year anniversary of DC’s New 52 reboot, and like every September so far, they have launched a wacky publicity stunt! Unfortunately for DC, I only bought two of the dozen or so villain books. And I wasn’t all that impressed with either one. Fortunately, I liked the first issue of Forever Evil a bit more, so at least DC has that.

Not to be outdone, Marvel Comics isn’t taking Villains Month lying down. They are neck deep in the big Infinity event (yawn), and this week also saw the launch of Battle of the Atom (yay), the new Brian Michael Bendis-penned X-Men crossover. So this week was clearly a huge week in comics – and not just because it’s my 30th birthday too.

Comic Book of the Week goes to both Battle of the Atom #1 and All-New X-Men #16. Marvel and Bendis kicked off Battle of the Atom in style, and I think it’s easily going to be the best Big Event Crossover of the season!

Comic Reviews: Battle of the Atom #1, All-New X-Men #16, Bizarro #1, Deadshot #1, Forever Evil #1, Infinity #2, and Superior Foes of Spider-Man #3.

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Villains Month Announced for DC Comics This September

DC Comics are continuing their annual September Sales Stunt thingy this year by bringing us Villains Month, where each of the 52 comics will be taken over by a major super-villain. Not only that, but there will be a new crossover mini-series called Forever Evil spinning out of September as well. So yeah, pretty big happenings at DC this fall.

Forever Evil

One can only hope we get Sidekicks Month next year!

Anyway, this all sounds pretty cool to me. I’m all for DC trying something new every September to boost sales, and everybody loves a good villain story. Maybe it’ll even convince me to try out some new comics to see how it works, and that would be the whole point, right? That first link shows off a lot of the villains that will be taking over. We’ll see the Joker in the pages of Batman, Two-Face in Batman and Robin, Poison Ivy in Detective Comics, Cyborg Superman in Action Comics, Darkseid in Justice League, Gorilla Grodd in Flash, and many more.

Knowing my luck, Teen Titans will probably feature one of those lame new villains Scott Lobdell created for the series, like Diesel.

Check out more after the jump!

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Bizarro Am Not In Bad Superman Cartoon

Ignore my paltry attempts at Bizarro-speak and instead enjoy this amazing little animated Superman cartoon by Rob Pratt! He’s an animator at Disney who is using his powers for good with some awesome Superman cartoons. You can view his earlier piece here.

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