Grodd #1 for Villains Month & Forever Evil: Rogues Mini

Flash #23.1 / Grodd #1 (still)

DC Comics has officially announced the long-rumored Villains month for the second anniversary of the New 52, and the launch of the seven-part Forever Evil event miniseries by Geoff Johns and David Finch.

For Villains Month, each ongoing series will be taken over by a villain for September.

Flash #23.1 has become Grodd #1, which appears to drop in the middle of the 6-part “Reversed.” The covers will be lenticular 3D. It’s a big file, so instead of pasting it in, I’m linking to the animated GIF of the Grodd cover.

Additionally, three five-issue miniseries will launch in October, including one that will be of interest to fans of the Scarlet Speedster:

Forever Evil: Rogues. Writer Brian Buccellato (The Flash) and Patrick Zircher (Suicide Squad) put the spotlight on the Flash’s colorful and infamous gang of Rogues, led by Captain Cold — a particular favorite of Johns, the former Flash writer, as well as Finch. “I just love his mask,” the artist says. “He looks very steely and a little bit dead in the eye, which is very evil.”

Via The Source. Update: Additional coverage of Forever Evil & Villains Month at The Beat, Newsarama and CBR.

Update: Two more one-shots have been announced: Reverse Flash & The Rogues.


7 thoughts on “Grodd #1 for Villains Month & Forever Evil: Rogues Mini

  1. Scott Timms

    Love Grodd! His one shot in the flashpoint issue was incredible!! Hope to see him in the larger DC world!

  2. Nick!

    I thought for sure the villain issue would be about the new Reverse Flash. Grodd should be interesting especially in the aftermath of the Gorilla Warfare arc.

    1. Kelson Post author

      That’s what I was expecting too: a Reverse Flash spotlight in the middle of the big story, similar to the way “Blitz” opened with the profile of Zolomon.

      One interesting thing that’s turned up is that not every series is getting a villain issue, and some are getting more than one: Batman, Detective Comics, and The Dark Knight are each getting four (numbered 23.1, 23.2, 23.3 and 23.4), for instance. So it’s possible we might get another Flash villain or two, though with the Rogues mini already on the schedule, it seems unlikely.

  3. BrianBooch

    Hey,guys…. The other two Flash: Forever Evil books were announced on newsarama. We’ve got THREE for the month!

    1. Wayne Lippa

      I was kind of “meh” when I first read about this event (although some of the covers do look pretty cool), but when I saw the 3 Flash Villain books solicited I got super-excited for them. I am really looking forward to all 3 of them!


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