FIRST LOOK: Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1


First there was The Batman Who Laughs, spinning out of the pages of Dark Nights: Metal. DC Comics shook up the landscape again when that character helped introduce The Shazam Who Laughs in the first issue of Batman/Superman recently. It looks like that dangerous foe is here to stay for a while, but soon, his focus will shift to a familiar adversary.

Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1 will see The Shazam Who Laughs heading to Black Adam’s kingdom. In the press release sent to us by DC: Shazam! invades Black Adam’s kingdom. His plan? To turn it into a playground for its new ruler, Billy Batson! What happens when an Apex Lex-powered Black Adam faces off against a Batman Who Laughs-infected Shazam!?

This is sure to create one epic battle between Black Adam and a much more ruthless Shazam! Here’s a little tease of what’s to come.

You can get the full issue at your local comic book shops and digital retailers on October 23rd. Here are the details on the creative team.

Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1

Written by Paul Jenkins (Inhumans, Batman: The Dark Knight)
Art by Inaki Miranda (Catwoman)
Colors by Hi-Fi
Cover art by John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson (DKIII)

Photo Credit: DC Comics