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By Daniel Wallace

As any comics fan understands, an excellent Hero is not anything with no necessary foe to conflict. for each Batman there should be a super-villain just like the Joker, and for each Superman a Lex Luthor. This deluxe publication celebrates approximately 80 years of compellingly corrupt characters from the DC Universe’s striking gallery of super-villains. From the Penguin to Harley Quinn and Doomsday to normal Zod, DC Comics: Super-Villains explores the tale of those loved baddies via new interviews with acclaimed writers and artists, together with Jim Lee, Mike Carlin, Dan DiDio, and Chuck Dixon. Charting the dynamic means within which DC Comics evildoers have advanced in the course of the years, the publication brings jointly the superior super-villain artwork from the DC Comics documents. additionally that includes a foreword via filmmaker and comedian e-book author Kevin Smith, and an unique hide illustrated by way of acclaimed artist Phil Jimenez, DC Comics: Super-Villains is the last word social gathering of the nefarious DC Comics characters that fanatics like to hate.

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Art by Kenneth Rocafort, Action Comics, Vol. 1, #901] ABOVE: The iconic cover of Superman #75. [Art by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, Superman, Vol. 2, #75] LEFT: With powers that evolve over time, Doomsday is an enemy that is constantly upgrading. [Art by Ken Lashley, Superman: Doomed #1] SILVER BANSHEE A killer with a death’s-head visage and a Celtic flair, Siobhan McDougal first appeared as the Silver Banshee in Action Comics #595 (December 1987). She was the first post-Crisis villain to earn a permanent spot on the Man of Steel’s enemies list.

If this happens, Freeze has only minutes before his body succumbs to the warm embrace of death. OPPOSITE: While battling Batman, Mr. Freeze brings on an early winter. [Art by Greg Land and Drew Geraci, Batman: No Man’s Land Gallery #1] TOP RIGHT: Freeze's condition keeps him isolated from the rest of humanity. [Art by Jason Fabok, Batman Annual, Vol. " A BAD GUY FEELS RESPONSIBLE RA’S AL GHUL&TALIA AL GHUL ABOVE: Talia al Ghul has plans for global domination. [Art by Chris Burnham and Cameron Stewart, Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes] BELOW: Ra’s al Ghul is a master manipulator.

After the episode “Instant Freeze” introduced a villain similar to Mr. Zero but going by the name of Mr. Freeze, the Batman comics decided to fall in step. Mr. Freeze appeared in the comics throughout the 1970s and ’80s, but it took a different TV outlet to give him a lasting dose of pathos. The Emmy Award®–winning episode “Heart of Ice,” written by Paul Dini and directed by Bruce Timm for Batman: The Animated Series, presented Mr. Freeze as a haunted figure desperate to save his terminally ill wife, Nora.

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