COMICS: DC Planning Supervillain Switcheroo Event?

The latest rumor on DC Comics' behind-the-scenes machinations says that the comic book publisher is planning a major event which will see heroes like Superman, Batman and others swapping villains. Read on and pick your battles in the comments section.

Follow Mark:
By Mark Julian - 12/1/2012

The rumor is that we'll have DC heroes encountering villains most readers would identify with another superhero; think Superman taking on Joker and Batman taking on Lex Luthor for example. The event will supposedly occur sometime in 2013 but the next and first title-wide event of the New 52 era is the Trinity War. Throne of Atlantis is currently unfolding across Justice League and Aquaman and concludes in February, the same month Justice League of America (an important title in Trinity War) debuts. Based on these known quantities, I'd have to guess that this villain-switch event will occur in the summer.

While this is a concept that we've seen before from DC and Marvel it's still an interesting idea this hasn't been explored to such a wide-scale degree by DC in modern comic book times. Heroes like Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, and Hawkman will do nothing but benefit from exposure to a rogue or two from Batman, Superman or the Flash.

Stay tuned to CBM for more details as the story develops.




RELATED CONTENT:
From The Pull List: October 17, 2012
From The Pull List: October 24, 2012
From The Pull List: October 31, 2012
From The Pull List: November 07, 2012

Source: BleedingCool
DISCLAIMER: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and "safe harbor" provisions. CBM will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content. You may also learn more about our copyright and trademark policies HERE.
2
LIKE!
56 Comments
1 2
Hellsboy - 12/1/2012, 3:14 PM
i think hawkman vs. gorilla grodd would be pretty brutal
ALmazing - 12/1/2012, 3:15 PM
I have not read any of the new 52's, and this already done idea makes me want to pick up any of them even less.
ATrueHero1987 - 12/1/2012, 3:17 PM
Another Acts Of Vengeance?
BANEofExistence - 12/1/2012, 3:22 PM
Should be intresting! I could see Black Adam against Superman! Flash should seem intreating, Batman vs Dearhstroke :)
RedandBlue - 12/1/2012, 3:22 PM
That's actually pretty cool. Instead of traditional villians and heroes going at it, other heroes get to see what the other villians are like.

I'd like to see Flash take on Joker, or Batman fight Grodd.

Joker would take a toll on anyone who isn't Batman, lol.
jimpinto24 - 12/1/2012, 3:24 PM
I like he idea of having Batman vs Lex Luthor or Superman vs Th Joker. Even Flash vs Bane. Can't wait!
RSDhillon - 12/1/2012, 3:27 PM
Wayne vs. Luthor was done in Batman: Rules of Engagement. Brilliant idea, still!!

OriginalGuardiansPlease - 12/1/2012, 3:27 PM
Acts of Vengeance was awesome...if i remember correctly (hey its been 20 years since i read them lol) I think that was where the cosmic spider-man run was and that was one of my favorite spider-man runs of the time
Wingding - 12/1/2012, 3:30 PM
hmmmmmmm
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 12/1/2012, 3:32 PM
Wonderwoman vs Joker
MarkJulian - 12/1/2012, 3:39 PM
@SpidermanUltimate Says the person on OUR site.
FightAs0ne - 12/1/2012, 3:44 PM
Lex Luthor v. Batman is something I've always wanted.
Wildaniel - 12/1/2012, 3:48 PM
I rather see a huge crossover event Marvel, DC, IDW! Imagine Spiderman, Captain America, Batman, Superman, Optimus Prime, and SnakeEyes VS Green Goblin, Red Skull, Joker, Lex Luthor, Megatron, and Cobra Commander!!!

How AWESOME would that be?
Funsize - 12/1/2012, 3:54 PM
Loving the twists going on here!!!
beane2099 - 12/1/2012, 3:59 PM
I mean, it's not a bad idea per say, but given what's been coming out of DC lately, I ain't that enthused. I can't think of too many hero/villain pairings that stand out as a "must see". I always wanted to see Bruce Wayne vs Lex Luthor (note I didn't say Batman) as they were in the old DCU (Morrison's Rock of Ages was a great taste). But in the DCnU Luthor hasn't really been established. I dunnow. I'll wait and see I suppose.
marvel72 - 12/1/2012, 4:00 PM
hawkman vs black adam looks great.
lanternstorm - 12/1/2012, 4:05 PM
As I've said before, I would like to see Sinestro, Black Adam, General Zod and Eclipso team up and become the new 4 Horsemen of Apokalipse, or even something similar. I'd also like to see the Cyborg Superman (Henshaw) become a more powerful villain... DC has always kept Henshaw on the B List of Super villains only bringing him to the A list during the destruction of Coast city. a Great way to do both, would be to have Henshaw conquer Apokalipse with his Marnhunter robots and Doomsday. Then take his place on the thrown of Apokalipse and release the 4 horsemen into the captured vessels of General Zod (War), Eclipso (Death), Black Adam (Pestilence), and Sinestro (Famine). It would be a universe shaking event that would move Henshaw back up the ladder to the A List where he began in Reign of the Supermen and Green Lantern.
hush - 12/1/2012, 4:18 PM
Nice to have heroes v villains instead of the constant heroes v heroes stories over the past few years.
Pharaoh - 12/1/2012, 4:44 PM
gotta move The Joker and The Riddler to Metropolis, Lex Luther to Gotham would be good & throwing Zod into war against Wonder Woman could be epic, Zod vs Shazam could be pretty cool too
kenjim152 - 12/1/2012, 5:20 PM
Lex is amartele than Dr. Doom, the guy has even faced Darkseid.
kenjim152 - 12/1/2012, 5:21 PM
*Lex is smarter than..... Stupid iPhone
mctrinket - 12/1/2012, 5:26 PM
Always thought Hawkman was a really really dumb super hero.
SunfireUrA55 - 12/1/2012, 6:00 PM
Been DONE already. Don't they (DC/WB) watch their own cartoons?
storyteller - 12/1/2012, 6:09 PM
Black Adam vs Superman has been done before(they even made a movie). Deadshot and Green Arrow have gone toe to to on Arrow.
unknownfacts - 12/1/2012, 6:51 PM
It's not the concept that is interesting but how the writer creates the story concept.
Durango95 - 12/1/2012, 7:05 PM
Really...who gives a shit?
RSDhillon - 12/1/2012, 7:29 PM
@Durango95
The people who give a shit are the fans of DC and everyone above who commented.
Bread - 12/1/2012, 8:19 PM
I always wanted to see something like this happen in the movies. I'm glad that Arrow is having Firefly, who is mainly a batman villain, on the show soon.
Minato - 12/1/2012, 8:27 PM
Lex Luthor is still second to Reed Richards
Shadowelfz - 12/1/2012, 8:35 PM
Hahaha... Hawkman vs. Adam? Shortest battle ever.
Battabing - 12/1/2012, 9:29 PM
I remember when Wonder Woman went up against the Joker back in the 90's. She channeled the mad god Pan to make herself as crazy as the Joker. That shit was insane!
angus666 - 12/1/2012, 9:35 PM
Because Superman vs. Joker makes so much sense. Lex Luthor vs. Batman could be interesting though. Two geniuses against each other.
mgeoff88 - 12/1/2012, 9:42 PM
That's really interesting. I hope we see some original match-ups.
kenjim152 - 12/1/2012, 9:51 PM
@Hush2010 Reed Richards could not defeat gala tus without the watcher's help, so how could he possibly be more intelligent than Luthor???? :s
kenjim152 - 12/1/2012, 9:53 PM
Besides Sue Richards has cheated on Reed with Namor for ages without him noticing, so how can he be possibly smarter than Luthor :)
NubaX - 12/1/2012, 9:57 PM
I think other than somebody like Darkside and Doomsday, Batman would be able most of those villains.

LEX would push Batman to his limits with all the machines he can build.

That would be the most interesting matchup.

The Joker vs. Superman is the second most interesting matchup because the Joker could actually pull of getting under Superman's skin.
Minato - 12/1/2012, 10:00 PM
Well has Luthor had to defeat the world eater?
Everyone knows Reed isn't the most attentive husband.

When has lex ever held a relationship?
Minato - 12/1/2012, 10:01 PM
Thats the problem with marvel characters, they actually have flaws.
Reed Richards is the smartest man in comics
kenjim152 - 12/1/2012, 10:12 PM
Hush2010 LEx has had lots of relationships, but he does not caer about them, Lex has defeated Darkseid, Darkseid has defeated Galactus, so Lex can defeat Galactus no problem at all
manofmidgard - 12/1/2012, 11:00 PM
lol do i see booster gold versus marvel's jack of hearts?
1 2

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.