DC Announces Beach Blanket Villains One-Shot Special

What’s better than having a day at the beach? Having a comic at the beach? Or, a comic at the beach with your favorite villains soaking up some sun! Grab your beach necessities because we’re heading to the shore!

DC Comics has announced an upcoming 80-page one-shot special entitled DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys Special #1. Whoa, that’s a mouthful to say. The one-shot will feature stories from the legendary Paul Dini, Shea Fontana, and Gabriel Hardman. Finally, we have DC putting some beautiful shining sunlight on a variety of different characters with the focus on villains back in February’s Young Monsters in Love one-shot. Check out DC’s press release (is that a tease about Mr. Freeze we see? yes…that just happened):

Can you believe summertime is almost here? A couple of months and we’ll be breaking out the sunscreen and hitting the beach. Or heading to the local megaplex to check out the newest loud, explodey movie…in 3D! Or camping out beneath a starry sky. For most of us, there are picnics to be had, barbecues to be lit, schools to bid adieu and trips to embark on. Whether you prefer to spend it outside in the sun, or indoors in the air conditioning, summer’s an exciting, playful time.

So, why should it be any different for super-villains?

This summer, grab some shade and kick off those sandals for the first ever DC BEACH BLANKET BAD GUYS SPECIAL #1, a new 80-page one-shot featuring the work of Paul Dini, Lee Bermejo, Carlos D’Anda, Corinna Bechko, Shea Fontana, Gabriel Hardman and more! Packed full of hot weather hijinks, this unique anthology shows what the less lawful members of the DC Universe get up to when the temperatures rise.

Mr. Freeze, for example. Ever wonder how he beats the summertime heat? Or how about Gorilla Grodd? Something tells us he doesn’t spend the summer months monkeying around. DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys Special #1 contains ten new tales of bad behavior, guaranteed to shock, surprise and delight you (provided you’re not a superhero).

Sadly, summer isn’t quite here, so you’ll have to wait until July 25th to grab this hot new collection. But don’t put those sunglasses away just yet. While it may not be enough to kickstart your tan, you can bask in the glow of Amanda Conner’s hilarious cover along with the full solicit information below…

DC BEACH BLANKET BAD GUYS SPECIAL #1

Written by PAUL DINI, LEE BERMEJO, GABRIEL HARDMAN, CORINNA BECHKO, TIM SEELEY, SHEA FONTANA and more
Art by CARLOS D’ANDA, GABRIEL HARDMAN, DAVID WILLIAMS, OTTO SCHMIDT and more
Cover by AMANDA CONNER

It’s summertime in the DCU and the bad guys are taking over! Beat the heat with 10 all-new stories by top comics talent starring DC’s most spectacular super-villains! In this issue, find out what Mr. Freeze does on the hottest day of the Gotham City summer! Learn what made Grodd such a bad gorilla! Then, while in a small beach town, Deathstroke gets hired for murder by the last person he’d expect! And The Joker and Bizarro team up for a truly weird summer bromance!

On sale JULY 25

ONE-SHOT • PRESTIGE FORMAT • 80 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T+

Did they just say we’re going to see Mr. Freeze, Gorilla Grodd, Joker, and Bizzaro doing the summer thing? AWESOME! Sign us up like right now, because we need this special one-shot.

DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys Special #1 will be released on July 25th.

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Shaina Lucas

Hi! I'm Shaina aka the Jokergurl. I've been studying comics (namely Batman) since I was 12 years old, and possibly even before that. My forte is being up on absolutely everything there is to know about the Caped Crusader, and both the Clown Prince and Princess of Crime. I recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with an MA in English and Creative Writing. Currently I am earning my MFA at National University. I have 5 cats and 2 dogs, and spend what free time I have doing whatever (mostly Pokémon GO). Have a happy!