There are three main summer arcs flowing out of the Year of the Villain one-shot released this spring (see “Three Big Summer Arcs Flow Out of DC's 'Year of the Villain'”). The Justice League event will see “Apex Lex” making Faustian deals with multiple DC characters (see “Preview: DC's 'Portrait Variant' Covers Tied to 'Year of the Villain'”), and now he’s extending offers to Black Mask and Sinestro.
Black Mask: Year of the Villain #1 is written by Tom Taylor and drawn by Cully Hamner, with a cover by Mitch Gerads. Roman Sionis has been rotting in the Teen Titans’ secret prison for months, now he’s free, and has a new purpose, and new abilities granted by Lex. The crime lord in now a corporate crime boss, which is much less dangerous than his previous rackets. At least until Batwoman finds out. The 40-page issue has an MSRP of $4.99. Release is August 14.
Batman/Superman is another August title that will be part of DC’s Year of the Villain (see “'Batman/Superman' Launching Out of 'The Batman Who Laughs' #7”).