The Year of the Villain reaches its next deadly phase with "Hostile Takeover" -- as the heroes of the DC Universe are defeated by their greatest foes.
The triumph of evil over good will be represented with a series of two-layer acetate covers in November
, which will see DC's heroes literally replaced by their villains - Action Comics is taken over by Lex Luthor and Justice League by the Legion of Doom, for example. The top layer of the cover features the villains' Hostile Takeover of the book's title, showing off their newly empowered status quo. The second layer, retaining each series' familiar logo, will reflect the storyline events that led to the hero's defeat.
Now DC announces that the acetate cover for Red Hood and the Outlaws #40 (AUG190625) will now will feature art by V Ken Marion.
Here's the new acetate cover:
And the new paper undercover:
DC also announced that Superman #17 (AUG190629) will no longer feature an acetate cover or "Year of the Villain: Hostile Takeover" trade dress. DC will reveal the new cover art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado soon.
Click here to see all 21 special acetate covers coming in November.