Leviathan (2019 mini-series) #1 (A Multi-Title Crossover) [SET] — Volume 01: Event Leviathan (All Variant Covers)

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The groundbreaking team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe...

And touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul!

With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive Leviathan wipes out all its competition and now turns its sights to molding the world into its vision of order!

With Metropolis in total lockdown, and while everyone is busy dealing with the impossible threat of Leviathan’s complete takeover, can even Superman prevent Leviathan from succeeding?

Can the new threat’s growth be stopped?

And who’s guiding its new agents of chaos?

Who IS the Man behind the mask?

 

 

Collecting the complete "Event Leviathan" story-arc, including the six-issue mini-series, the Tie-In issues Action Comics #1012-1014, and the prelude issue Superman; Leviathan Rising Special #1, All Variant Covers PLUS the prelude story in DC's Year of the Villain Special.

 

 

DC's Year of the Villain (2019 one-shot) #1
By Brian Micheal Bendis & Alex Maleev. 
“Leviathan”  The Event Leviathan 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
Superman; Leviathan Rising Special (2019 one-shot) #1 (Variant 2nd Printing "Recolored" Cover - Yanick Paquette)
By Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction and Marc Andreyko & Yanick Paquette, Mike Perkins, Steve Leiber, Eduardo Pansica and Julio Ferreeira. 
“Leviathan Rising”   
An all-star roster of writers and artists highlight the new threat of Leviathan, but also tees up new ongoing series for Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber, and Lois Lane by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, coming in June! As Leviathan enacts a plan to take down Superman, it's up to Lois, Jimmy and the heroes of the DC Universe to rescue the Man of Steel.
VARIANT SECOND PRINTING COVER
Event Leviathan (2019 mini-series) #1 (of 6) (Variant Cover - Kenneth Rocafort)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev. 
“The Greatest Detectives Hunt Our Greatest Threat!” 
The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive Leviathan wipes out all its competition and now turns its sights to molding the world into its vision of order. Can the new threat’s growth be stopped...and who’s guiding its new agents of chaos?
Action Comics (2016 series) #1012 (Variant Cover - Ben Oliver)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Szymon Kudranski. 
“By Any Other Name...”  An Event Leviathan Tie-In
Artist Szymon Kudranski joins superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis as the attacks of Leviathan threaten targets across the globe, and the agents of the invisible mafia continue to infect Metropolis in this tie-in to EVENT LEVIATHAN!
Event Leviathan (2019 mini-series) #2 (of 6) (Variant Cover - Kenneth Rocafort)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev. 
“On the Case” 
EVENT LEVIATHAN, the new miniseries by the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, continues! As the mystery of Leviathan continues to rock the very foundations of the DC Universe, the world’s greatest detectives gather for the first time anywhere to solve the mystery before it’s too late! Lois Lane leads Batman, Green Arrow, Plastic Man, Manhunter, the Question and a couple of genuine guest sleuths in the search for who Leviathan is and how their plans have already unfolded. This issue also guest-stars Red Hood, Batgirl and more!
Action Comics (2016 series) #1013 (Variant "Year of the Villain" Card Stock Cover - Ben Oliver)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Szymon Kudranski. 
“Gifts”  An Event Leviathan Tie-In   
Metropolis is in total lockdown, and while everyone is busy dealing with the impossible threat of Leviathan’s complete takeover, a mysterious antihero called Thorn has decided to wreak havoc on the invisible empire! Witness the return of Rose and Thorn, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe—and if you’ve never heard of her, it’s only because she is that good. All this, plus a major EVENT LEVIATHAN revelation! But why wasn’t it in the main series? Plus, the invisible mafia held a death grip on the Metropolis underworld until Lex Luthor visits their criminal competition!
VARIANT CARD STOCK COVER
Event Leviathan (2019 mini-series) #3 (of 6) (Variant Cover - Jay Anacleto)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev.  “Who is Under the Red Hood?” 
From the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it’s DC’s biggest whodunit in years! The world’s greatest detectives—Batman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Plastic Man, the Question and Martian Manhunter—have gathered to solve the mystery behind the true identity of Leviathan’s leaders and the destruction of the world’s top intelligence agencies! Red Hood is their leading suspect—and he is on the loose! Plus, the Silencer takes her shot! This mystery will unleash a new evil on the DC Universe!
Action Comics (2016 series) #1014 (Variant Cover - Ben Oliver)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Szymon Kudranski. 
“The Red Cloud Attacks!”  An Event Leviathan Tie-In   
Lex Luthor comes home to Metropolis in this “Year of the Villain” tie-in issue! What does he have up his sleeve? Some very interesting offers for the woman behind the city’s invisible mafia…offers that no one could refuse! Plus, what is the secret of the Red Cloud? Ask Lex—he knows! Don’t miss this huge chapter in both “Year of the Villain” and EVENT LEVIATHAN!
Event Leviathan (2019 mini-series) #4 (of 6) (Variant "Year of the Villain" Card Stock Cover - Kaare Andrews)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev.  “The Unstoppable Power of Superman!"
Batman versus Superman! Witness the interrogation of the decade as Bruce Wayne tears into Superman to find the missing piece of the Leviathan puzzle they both need. It’s a battle of wits and wills as the greatest detectives in the universe get together to figure out the why and how of Leviathan before it’s too late. And when that doesn’t work…in comes Lois Lane! From the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, it’s another fully painted noir thriller that will tear a bloody trail through the DC Universe.
VARIANT CARD STOCK COVER
Event Leviathan (2019 mini-series) #5 (of 6) (Variant  Cover - David Mack)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev.  “Clock Now Running"
From the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it’s the reveal of the biggest mystery of the summer. Who is Leviathan? And what is their true goal? You’re going to find out here! Plus, Lois Lane had a whole other team working this story the entire time, and-oh man!-someone found something!
Event Leviathan (2019 mini-series) #6 (of 6) (Variant  Cover - Bryan Hitch)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev.  “The Man Behind the Mask Revealed!"
From the Eisner Award-winning team of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and groundbreaking artist Alex Maleev, the shocking conclusion to the biggest DC mystery of the year! Who is Leviathan? What do they want? How have they dismantled the most powerful secret agencies in the world? And what’s their next deadly move? The greatest detectives of the DC Universe descend on Leviathan, and all the answers are revealed! Don’t miss the shocking conclusion of this storyline!