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Year of the Villain: Who Are The Infected?

Posted on Jul 9, 2019 by in The Page |

Last month fans were treated to one of the first heroes to be infected: Shazam! The story continues and DC has released another image with the questions “Who Are The Infected?”

Tying in to this story is the first arc of the upcoming series Batman/Superman. In this first arc, Batman and Superman will team up to hunt down the 6 superheroes that have been infected by the villainous and vile Batman Who Laughs. So far, we know that one of their targets will be Shazam. Who are the other five? Who are the Secret Six?

Stay tuned to comicbooked.com as more details are revealed in the coming days and weeks! Batman/Superman #1 will hit comic book shop shelves on August 14th, 2019.

Below you can read the press release courtesy of DCComics. Below that, a special preview of the first issue of Batman/Superman.

Are you excited? Let us know in the comments section at the end of this article!

PRESS RELEASE

The first arc of BATMAN/SUPERMAN will follow the two titular heroes as they hunt down six infected heroes in the DCU—people revealed to be infected by the Batman Who Laughs with a deadly pathogen that violently transforms them into the evilest versions of themselves. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever.

But who are the Infected? Fans have already been shown a sneak preview of BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1, revealing that The Batman Who Laughs’ plot is bigger than either the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel realized and showing the devious killer’s first sentinel: a jacked-up, Dark Multiverse-infected Shazam! Who else has been targeted for similar transformations?  

Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one—for the Secret Six walk among us! Spinning out of the devastating events of DC’s THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS, Superman and Batman join to­gether once more in an all-new monthly comic book—and they’re facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. Writer Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, JUSTICE LEAGUE/SUICIDE SQUAD) and artist David Marquez (Civil War IIAvengers) are teaming-up in BATMAN/SUPERMAN, debuting on August 28, 2019.

To launch the new DC series, the first arc of BATMAN/SUPERMAN will follow the two titular heroes as they hunt down six infected heroes in the DCU—people revealed to be infected by the Batman Who Laughs with a deadly pathogen that violently transforms them into the evilest versions of themselves. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever.

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1, written by Joshua Williamson and illustrated by David Marquez, will hit shelves August 28, 2019. BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1 cover art is by Marquez and Alejandro Sánchez. 

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