Year Of The Villain: Who Are The Infected?

by Sam McTernan
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Article by Sam McTernan

So you’re probably wondering what Year of the Villain: Who are the infected is all about? Well you’ll no doubt remember seeing an extremely demented Captain Marvel… sorry, Shazam (what do we call him these days?) Anyway, the terrifying Captain Shazam (You can thank me later DC) image was released as part of a preview for Batman/Superman #1.

This super star super-hero match up will see the titular heroes hunting down six infected characters.

The Batman Who Laughs Just Isn’t Funny

The official synopsis below gives you a better idea of just what this means.

Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one – for the Secret Six walk among us! Spinning out of the devastating events of DC’s THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS, Superman and Batman join together once more in an all-new monthly comic book – and they’re facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. Writer Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, JUSTICE LEAGUE/SUICIDE SQUAD) and artist David Marquez (Civil War IIAvengers) are teaming-up in BATMAN/SUPERMAN, debuting on August 28, 2019.

To launch the new DC series, the first arc of BATMAN/SUPERMAN will follow the two titular heroes as they hunt down six infected heroes in the DCU – people revealed to be infected by the Batman Who Laughs with a deadly pathogen that violently transforms them into the evilest versions of themselves. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever.

Terrifying stuff, not quite Nic Cage as Superman scary, but pretty close. I’m genuinely very excited for this arc, even more so after seeing the terrific artwork scattered throughout this article from heavyweight artist Jock.

Year Of The Villain: Who Are The Infected? Is Wonder Woman one of the six? Flash? The Condiment King? Let us know who you’d love to see.

Batman/Superman #1 hits the shelves 28 August and is sure to be massive hit, will you be picking up a copy? We certainly will be.

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