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Year of the Villain Will Raise Leviathan’s DCU Influence Even Higher

DC's Year of the Villain comic book storyline will extend the influence and profile of Leviathan, according to Brian Michael Bendis.

In an exclusive interview with CBR, Bendis discussed the fallout from the mini-series and the impact it will have on the DC Universe. When asked about the crossover spilling into a pair of his titles, Bendis explained what we can expect in the near future, specifically in Action Comics:

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"I'm so happy to tell you that the first issue with John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson features a supervillain team-up between Leviathan, the Legion of Doom, and Lex Luthor; all the villains to meet each other and figure out a plan and people have already seen the artwork," Bendis said. "A very brutal street war on the streets of Metropolis between the Legion of Doom and Justice League will break out and you're going to find out how and why and what Leviathan's connection with this all is."

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The six-issue mini-series Event Leviathan saw Bendis teaming once again with his fellow Eisner award-winning partner, artist Alex Maleev (Daredevil). The wait for more Leviathan-centered issues won't be long, with Bendis revealing that an upcoming issue of Action Comics will do just that:

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"A lot of this is going to happen immediately in Action Comics #1017, a brilliant reunion for myself with John and Klaus; they're two of my heroes," said Bendis. "Every time we get together, it's really warm and wonderful. One of the best experiences I've ever had privately and even though we haven't worked together in years, it's such a beautiful experience behind-the-scenes. I can't even relate to you how great it is."

Event Leviathan #6 by Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev and Josh Reed is on sale now.

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