DC's Year of the Villain (2019 mini-series) #1-4 [SET] — Volume 02: Hell Arisen (All Regular Covers)

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DC's "Year of the Villain" leaps into its final phase!

Presenting the ultimate battle between Apex Lex Luthor and the Batman Who Laughs!

On one side are the super-powered "Apex" Lex's forces of injustice...

Captain Cold, Oracle, Solomon Grundy, Black Manta, and Lobo!

And on the other are the Batman Who Laughs' Infected...

Corrupted versions of heroes Supergirl, Shazam, Blue Beetle, Donna Troy, Hawkman, and Commissioner Gordon!

But where does The Joker fit in?

It's a final showdown between two of DC's most iconic villains...

All to curry the favor of Perpetua!

Whoever wins will take over the Multiverse alongside her!

 

 

Collecting the four-issue mini-series, All Regular covers.

 

 

DC's Year of the Villain; Hell Arisen (2019 mini-series) #1 (of 4) (Regular Cover - Steve Epting)
By James Tynion, IV & Steve Epting. 
“Part One”
DC's "Year of the Villain" begins its sinister conclusion! Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power! Now the Multiverse lives in fear that she might wipe out all existence. The only thing that could stop her are the forces of the Dark Multiverse- which means it's Luthor's mission to defeat the Batman Who Laughs! But if Batman and Superman couldn't stop him, what chance does Luthor stand? Spinning out of the end of the "Justice/ Doom War" in Justice League #38 and the conclusion of the epic "Infected" arc from Batman/Superman #5, DC's two top villains face off in a battle royal-and the fate of all reality hangs in the balance!
DC's Year of the Villain; Hell Arisen (2019 mini-series) #2 (of 4) (Regular Cover - Steve Epting)
By James Tynion, IV & Steve Epting. 
“Part Two”
Apex predator Lex Luthor is on the hunt for the Batman Who Laughs. To catch his prey, he must follow a trail of broken heroes...leading him to Jim Gordon, one of the victims of the Batman Who Laughs’ deadly virus that turned the heroic police commissioner into the worst version of himself. The trail leads Lex to a lonely cell in the Hall of Justice-but it’s not the good guys who come to stop him. It’s more of the Batman Who Laughs’ dangerous operatives! And if they couldn’t resist the influence of the Dark Multiverse, then how can Lex?
DC's Year of the Villain; Hell Arisen (2019 mini-series) #3 (of 4) (Regular Cover - Steve Epting)
By James Tynion, IV & Steve Epting and Javier Fernandez. 
“Part Three”
Apex Lex Luthor’s first run-in with the Infected didn’t go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs’ influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also likely has his own ideas, but who just maybe wants to see this twisted doppelgänger sent back to the Dark Multiverse he came from. It’s a gamble Lex has to take, because the Infected are gearing up for round two!
Featuring the First Full Appearance of PUNCHLINE
DC's Year of the Villain; Hell Arisen (2019 mini-series) #4 (of 4) (Regular Cover - Steve Epting)
By James Tynion, IV & Steve Epting and Javier Fernandez. 
“Conclusion & Epilogue” 
This is it! Lex Luthor has gathered a strike force of villains he’s leveled up to be the baddest bad guys around-Captain Cold, Oracle, Solomon Grundy, Black Manta, and Lobo, each and every one a recipient of one of Lex’s dark gifts. But the Batman Who Laughs has his own army of infected heroes. Six hundred sixty-six of them, all transformed into their worst selves. It’s a final showdown between two of DC’s most iconic villains, all to curry the favor of Perpetua. Whoever wins will take over the Multiverse alongside her. Does Lex ascend, or does he get laid low? Does the Batman Who Laughs finally remake the DC Universe in his own image? Either way, life for our heroes will never be the same.