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DC Announces Beach-Themed Villain Anthology by Dini, Bermejo, Beck & More

Summer is almost here and DC Comics is planning on sending some of its supervillains on a beach vacation.

Releasing July 25 for $9.99, the DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys Special #1 80-page one-shot will detail how some of the toughest rogues in the DC Comics universe handle the heat. Creators on board include Paul Dini, Lee Bermejo, Carlos D'Anda, Corinna Bechko, Shea Fontana and Gabriel Hardman, with more expected in the final release.

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This beach-themed special promises to show readers how Mr. Freeze beats the intense heat of the summer, or what Gorilla Grodd gets up to when the climate is not ripe for world domination via telepathy. The cover from Amanda Conner even shows Giganta basking in the sun, while the Joker plays a french fry-themed prank on Harley Quinn.

This one-shot is just the latest of DC Comics' recent themed releases. The company has dabbled in hilarity and surprisingly touching anecdotes with specials like A Very DC Universe Rebirth Christmas and Swamp Thing Winter Special #1so expect this anthology to be a welcome addition to the pack.

DC BEACH BLANKET BAD GUYS SPECIAL #1

Written by PAUL DINI, LEE BERMEJO, GABRIEL HARDMAN, CORINNA BECHKO, TIM SEELEY, SHEA FONTANA and moreArt by CARLOS D’ANDA, GABRIEL HARDMAN, DAVID WILLIAMS, OTTO SCHMIDT and moreCover by AMANDA CONNER

It’s summertime in the DCU and the bad guys are taking over! Beat the heat with 10 all-new stories by top comics talent starring DC’s most spectacular super-villains! In this issue, find out what Mr. Freeze does on the hottest day of the Gotham City summer! Learn what made Grodd such a bad gorilla! Then, while in a small beach town, Deathstroke gets hired for murder by the last person he’d expect! And The Joker and Bizarro team up for a truly weird summer bromance!

On sale JULY 25

ONE-SHOT • PRESTIGE FORMAT • 80 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T+

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