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DC Comics Super-Villains: 100 Greatest Moments: Highlights from the History of the World's Greatest Super-Villainsvolume 5

DC Comics Super-Villains: 100 Greatest Moments: Highlights from the History of the World's Greatest Super-Villainsvolume 5

by Robert Greenberger

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Overview

DC Comics has created some of the most twisted and complex villainous characters in the world of comics. The third installment in the popular 100 Greatest Moments of DC Comics series, DC Comics Super-Villains features the pivotal acts that shaped the characters of 74 of these bad guys in over 200 pages of art.

Every hero needs a villain. In fighting them, the extreme superiority of our heroes is revealed. The methods and morals of villains are usually the key difference between them and the heroes. Batman, for instance, is a vigilante who cleans up the streets while never stooping so low as to kill the deplorable criminals he battles. What makes him truly good is that he upholds these standards even when he's faced with a villain like the Joker, an entity that would arguably be better off dead.

Many bad guys cause mayhem for mayhem's sake, with sometimes no apparent reason other than simply being bad. What makes a villain great, however, is the complexity of their character. The truly terrible villains of DC Comics have depths of cruelty that grow with them, and specific motivations driving them. In these pages, you will see these super-villains at the peak of their achievements committing heinous acts of death and destruction, all to achieve a specific goal. They challenge the heroes and their ideals, seeing the caped and cowled figures as obstacles to be overcome.

Compiled by several groups of hardcore fans, these 100 moments are the greatest (worst?) villainous acts in DC Comic book history. A summary of each super-villain brings new fans up to speed, from their origins to their most dastardly revivals. Classic and modern comic book art are shown throughout. Enjoy the most important parts of your favorite story arcs. It's a great starting point for new readers or a nostalgic look for hardcore fans through the villains old and new.

This gift edition comes in a convenient portable size, perfect for catching up with your favorite baddies when you're on the go.

Also available from the 100 Greatest Moments of DC Comics series, explore the greatest moments of: Justice League, Super Heroines, Batman, and Flash.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785837534
Publisher: Book Sales
Publication date: 09/07/2019
Series: 100 Greatest Moments of DC Comics Series , #5
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 106,661
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert Greenberger has long worked in the pop-culture field, including tenures at Starlog Press, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Weekly World News. His works include The Essential Batman Encyclopedia, Spider-Man Vault (co-written with Peter David), and Stan Lee's How to Write Comics (co-written with Stan Lee). He has over a dozen Star Trek books to his credit, in addition to editing the comic book adaptations for eight years. For more information, see his website, bobgreenberger.com.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 8
ADOLF HITLER 10
1 The Spear of Destiny 11
AMAZO 12
2 Downloaded into Red Tornado 13
ANTI-MONITOR 15
3 Drags Earth into Anti-Matter Universe 16
ARES 18
4 Merges with Ari Buchanan 19
BANE 21
5 Breaking Batman’s Back 23
6 Breaking Batman’s Heart 25
BARBATOS 26
7 Dark Multiverse Revealed 27
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS 28
8 Arrival on Earth 29
BIZARRO 32
9 htraE 35
10 Sacrifice 36
BLACK ADAM 38
11 Executing Kobra 39
BLACK HAND 41
12 Unleashes the Blackest Night 43
BLACK MANTA  45
13 Killing Aquababy 46
BRAINIAC 48
14 Capturing Kandor 50
BROTHER BLOOD 52
15 Defeating the Titans 53
BROTHER EYE 54
16 Death to All Metahumans 56
BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL 59
17 Final Victory over the Doom Patrol 60
CAPTAIN BOOMERANG 63
18 Tricking Slipknot 64
CAPTAIN COLD 66
19 Avenging His Sister  67
CATWOMAN 69
20 Jungle-Cat Queen 71
21 War with Black Mask 73
22 Making a Better Bat 75
CHEETAH 76
23 Conquering Paradise Island  78
24 Reintroduction 80
CIRCE 84
25 Revenge as Donna Milton 85
COURT OF OWLS 86
26 Taking Gotham from Batman 87
CRIME SYNDICATE OF AMERICA 89
27 Conquest of Earth 90
DARKSEID 93
28 The Pact 96
29 Killing Batman 99
30 Great Darkness Saga 102
DEADSHOT105
31 Assassinating Senator Cray 106
DEATHSTROKE 109
32 Taking Down the Teen Titans 111
33 Forming Defiance 114
DOCTOR LIGHT 116
34 Death on Apokolips 117
DOCTOR SIVANA 119
35 More than a Mad Scientist 120
36 Earth-S in Suspendium 122
DOOMSDAY 123
37 Killing Superman 124
ECLIPSO 127
38 The Great Flood  128
39 Destroying Solar City 129
FATAL FIVE 131
40 Stopping the Sun-Eater 132
GORILLA GRODD 134
41 Speeds Up Central City Citizens 135
HARLEY QUINN 137
42 From Harleen Quinzel to Harley Quinn 138
HUSH 142
43 A Child’s Vengeance 143
INJUSTICE SOCIETY 145
44 First Band of Villains 146
THE JOKER 147
45 Copyrighting Fish 149
46 Crippling Batgirl 151
47 Killing Robin 153
48 Mind-Altering Catwoman 156
49 Emperor Joker 158
50 In Search of an Invitation 159
KILLER CROC 162
51 Uniting Gotham City’s Underworld 163
 
KRONA 165
52 Seeking the Universe’s Origins 166
LEGION OF DOOM 168
53 In Battle with the JLA 169
LEGION OF SUPER-VILLAINS 172
54 Nemesis Kid Killing Karate Kid 173
LESLA-LAR  176
55 Impersonates Supergirl 177
LEX LUTHOR 180
56 Killing Superman 184
57 Hero on Another World 185
58 Everyday Cruelty 188
59 President Lex 190
60 President Luthor’s Fall 192
61 Joining the Justice League 194
MAJOR FORCE 196
62 Fridging Alex 197
MANHUNTERS 200
63 Replacing the Heroes’ Loved Ones 201
MAXWELL LORD 203
64 Killing Blue Beetle 204
MISTER FREEZE 206
65 Rising from the Dead 207
MISTER MIND 209
66 Planning to Take Over the World 210
MISTER MXYZPTLK 211
67 Fresh from the Fifth Dimension 212
68 War with Bat-Mite 213
MONGUL 216
69 Gifting the Black Mercy 218
70 Destroying Coast City 220
MORDRU 221
71 Earthwar 222
OCEAN MASTER224
72 Brother Versus Brother 225
PARALLAX 227
73 Hal Jordan’s Conversion 228
PENGUIN 229
74 Teams Up with the Joker 230
75 Evolution of a Crime Lord 232
PHANTOM ZONE CRIMINALS 234
76 Destroying All Life on Earth 235
POISON IVY 238
77 Enslaving the World239
PROFESSOR HUGO STRANGE240
78 Impersonating Batman241
RA’S AL GHUL242
79 Dueling the Dark Knight243
RED LANTERNS245
80 Igniting War of Light246
REVERSE FLASH247
81 Killing Iris West248
82 Killing Barry Allen’s Mother251
THE RIDDLER252
83 War with Cluemaster254
84 The Man Behind Hush255
ROGOL ZAAR257
85 Destroying Krypton258
THE ROGUES261
86 Flash’s Foes’ First Gathering262
87 Killing One of Their Own264
SCARECROW266
88 God of Fear267
SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS269
89 Transferring Personalities with
the Justice League270
SINESTRO272
90 The Renegade Green Lantern273
91 Forming the Sinestro Corps276
SOLOMON GRUNDY277
92 Resurrected, Again279
STARRO282
93 Conquering the World283
SUICIDE SQUAD284
94 Against the Jihad286
95 Against General Zod289
SUPERBOY-PRIME290
96 Rampage292
TALIA AL GHUL294
97 The Mastermind Behind Leviathan295
TRIGON296
98 Conquering Earth297
TWO-FACE298
99 The Silver Age Return299
VANDAL SAVAGE301
100 In Battle with Superman
and Wonder Woman302
A HERO NEEDS A VILLAIN 304
 

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