Batman / Superman (2019 series) #01 (A Multi-Title Crossover) [SET] — Volume 01: Who Are the Secret Six? (All Regular Covers) [S]

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Up in the sky...

In the dark of the night...

You can trust no one...

For the Secret Six walk among us!

Spinning out of the devastating events of The Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more and facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere.

The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes have become the horrifying horsemen of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever!

Shazam!,

Supergirl,

Blue Beetle,

Commissioner Gordon,

Wonder Girl,

and Hawkman!

All have been poisoned and transformed into twisted Dark Multiverse reflections of themselves!

Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows:

Can Superman and Batman even trust each other?

The road to Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen and beyond starts here!

 

 

Collecting Batman/Superman #1-6, All Regular covers, with issue # 1 the Superman Cover, Plus the critical one-shot Tie-In issues, The Infected; King SHAZAM, Scarab, Deathbringer, and The Commissioner and the prequel story in the DC Year of the Villain Special #1. 

 

 

DC Year of the Villain Special (2019 one-shot) #1
By Scott Snyder & Jim Cheung. 
“Doom”  Who are the Secret Six? Prelude    
Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one—yet with sinister plans for all.  The carnage starts here as the badguys take center stage in “The Year of the Villain,” the most treacherous event in DC Comics history. Some act with united goals, others with plans selfish and secret, every one of them on a monstrous collision course against Batman, Superman and the heroes of the DC Universe. And our heroes will fail us.  Don’t miss the start of “The Year of the Villain,” featuring the talents of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, artists Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev and Francis Manapul and cover artist Greg Capullo.
Batman / Superman (2019 series) #1 (Regular "Superman" Cover - David Marquez)
By Joshua Williamson & David Marquez. 
“Who are the Secret Six?” pt 1 (of 6)  
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 the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series—and they’re facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. 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. Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows: Can Superman and Batman even trust each other?
Batman / Superman (2019 series) #2 (Regular Cover - David Marquez)
By Joshua Williamson & David Marquez. 
“Who are the Secret Six?” pt 2 (of 6)  
The Batman Who Laughs’ plot is bigger than either the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel realized. Following a showdown with the devious killer’s first sentinel, a jacked-up, Dark Multiverse-infected Shazam!, the pair has to figure out who else has been targeted for similar transformations. Their first two guesses: someone very close to Batman and the one hero that would make failure nearly impossible-Superman himself!
The Infected; King SHAZAM (2019 one-shot) #1
By Sina Grace & Joe Bennett / Belardino Brabo / Matt Santorelli. 
“Growing Pains”  Who are the Secret Six? Tie-In   
Billy Batson is a good kid. He helps his friends, loves his family, and tries to do the right thing. But Billy is about to have a run-in with the most dangerous serial killer in existence, and the Batman Who Laughs wants Billy to be bad. Spinning out of the events of Batman / Superman and "Year of the Villain," it's the tale of a hero whose soul has been turned black, and who has something to prove to the old guard. Buckle in for Shazam's journey to punch a bunch of so-called "gods" in the face and show the establishment exactly what the future looks like...
The Infected; Scarab (2019 one-shot) #1
By Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum & Freddie Williams II. 
“Metamorphosis”  Who are the Secret Six? Tie-In  
When Jaime Reyes is in trouble, a powerful scarab transforms him into a super hero. Jaime never asked to be the Blue Beetle, but he's been doing his best to live up to the power within. Now the most sinister evil this or any other world has ever seen has his sights set on turning Jaime toward the darkness...and the Batman Who Laughs always gets what he wants. Spinning out of the events of Batman/ Superman and "Year of the Villain" comes the tale of a hero fighting the evil inside, and whose friends and family are about to pay the price...
The Infected; Deathbringer (2019 one-shot) #1
By Zoe Quinn & Brent Peeples. 
“Death By A Thousand Cuts”  Who are the Secret Six? Tie-In
Donna Troy is a hero. She fought alongside friends, led the Titans into battle, and buried more friends in the line of duty than she cares to remember. She's strong, she's brave, she's one of the fiercest warriors on the planet...and she's the Batman Who Laughs' next target for infection! Spinning out of the events of The Batman Who Laughs and Batman/Superman comes the story of a hero who is done with bringing peace to a world that cannot be trusted with it. A woman who's past has been her greatest adversary, and whose newly awakened dark side is ready to burn it all down and forge a new destiny. No more peace. Only...Deathbringer!
The Infected; The Commissioner (2019 one-shot) #1
By Paul Jenkins & Jackson Herbert. 
“The Purge”  Who Are the Secret Six? Tie-In  
Commissioner Gordon has dedicated his life to the safety of the citizens of Gotham City. Sure, he doesn’t wear a cape, but this hero has chosen a thankless job, because it’s the right thing to do. But what happens when Jim Gordon’s sense of duty and honor is stripped away? What happens when Gotham City’s greatest public pillar of justice finally says “enough”? Spinning out of the events of The Batman Who Laughs and Batman/Superman comes the story of a man who has finally given in to his worst impulses-and he might just take the entire city into the darkness with him...
Batman / Superman (2019 series) #3 (Regular Cover - David Marquez)
By Joshua Williamson & David Marquez. 
“Who are the Secret Six?” pt 3 (of 6)  
Is Superman the newest member of the Batman Who Laughs’ Secret Six? It certainly looks that way, and Batman may be powerless to stop the Man of Steel and his own demented doppelgänger. The Dark Multiverse’s most dangerous Bruce Wayne is loose in our world, and he has our world’s greatest superhero at his side. Who do you turn to when there’s no one to trust?
Batman / Superman (2019 series) #4 (Regular Acetate Cover - David Marquez)
By Joshua Williamson & David Marquez. 
“Who are the Secret Six?” pt 4 (of 6)  
Even from prison, the Batman Who Laughs is staying two steps ahead of the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel. His plan to infect heroes and turn them into the Dark Multiverse versions of themselves is starting to build steam, with Shazam and others already succumbing to his evil toxin. Batman and Superman are racing the clock to prevent the other three members of the Secret Six from being poisoned, but they realize they are too late when those three come looking for them instead-one of whom is a lot closer to Superman than expected and itching for a fight!
SPECIAL ACETATE COVER AVAILABLE ONLY ON THIS FIST PRINTING EDITION  
Batman / Superman (2019 series) #5 (Regular Cover - David Marquez)
By Joshua Williamson & David Marquez. 
“Who are the Secret Six?” pt 5 (of 6)  
The Batman Who Laughs has unleashed his Secret Six! Now these infected heroes threaten to spread their dark infection across our world, and the only thing that might stop them is the combined might of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. If they fail, the planet will become the seed that grows a new Dark Multiverse—heroes will fall, villains will rise, and a new era dawns for the DCU in this explosive first arc finale that leads directly into Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1!
Batman / Superman (2019 series) #6 (Regular Cover - David Marquez)
By Joshua Williamson & David Marquez. 
“Who are the Secret Six?” pt 6 (of 6)  
The Secret Six may have met their match when they faced the combined might of Superman and Batman, but don’t count these infected heroes out yet. With the Batman Who Laughs freed from his prison at last, the clock is ticking for the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to track down the escaped Deathbringer, Sky Tyrant, King Shazam, Scarab, and the most tragic to Superman...his cousin Kara.