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Batman Who Laughs Assembles His Own Justice League to Fight Lex Luthor

DC's Year of the Villain takes on a whole new meaning in December when Lex Luthor and The Batman Who Laughs go head-to-head in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen, by James Tynion IV and Steve Epting.

The miniseries, which spins out of the events of both Justice League's "Justice/Doom War" arc and Batman/Superman's "Infected" arc, will see Apex Lex and The Batman Who Laughs square off as the former attempts to stop the latter from using the forces of the Dark Multiverse to destroy the newly resurrected Perpetua.

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Here is the cover art and solicitation text for Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1:

YEAR OF THE VILLAIN: HELL ARISEN #1

  • Written by JAMES TYNION IV
  • Art and Cover by STEVE EPTING
  • 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!

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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1, by James Tynion IV and Steve Epting, goes on sale Dec. 18 from DC.

(via Screen Rant)

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