DC’s “Year of the Villain: Hostile Takeover” Acetate Covers

DC is doing some pretty nifty looking acetate covers, well, some are pretty cool, some are not as cool.

Dubbed as the “Year of the Villain: Hostile Takeover” Acetate covers.

These books are slated for a November release but FOC is this coming Monday, September 9th. So get your orders in, these will only have a first printing as acetate covers to my knowledge.

First up is Batman #82 that has a cool City of Bane cover that flips to have Batman on the cover.

Next up is Catwoman #17 which has a pretty cool mirror reflection change from good guys to villains.

Hawkman #18 gets a really cool cover that apparently shows Hawkman infected by Batman Who Laughs.

Nightwing #66 gets a really cool Talon and Court of Owls cover. I really loved the first Talon series after Batman New 52 introduced the Court of Owls. We need more Talon and Court of Owls.

Another hero is infected by the Batman Who Laughs in Supergirl #36.

The Terrifics #22 get a Bizzaro Acetate Cover.

This is one of the cooler ones as well in my opinion, Deathstroke #49 coming out of a grave.

Captain Cold gets a nice cover appearance on Flash #82.

Batman Who Laughs is getting the current laugh against Batman & Superman on Batman Superman #4.

Detective Comics #1015 gets the ‘old switcheroo.

Yes, there’s more. Click the next page to see the next batch of these Acetate covers.

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23 thoughts on “DC’s “Year of the Villain: Hostile Takeover” Acetate Covers”

    1. Hey look, there u are BJ !!! How did i beat you to this? Usually u are all over these types of things …… wait .. did you get a girlfriend??!?!?

      Ok serious mode.

      The way they word it and it being on FOC this monday, makes me think that come octobers FOC date this will be offered again but as a 2nd print (standard paper cover). Will this make the acetate covers rare as retailers arent even thinking about FOC yet ? What are your thoughts on this BJ , Larry ?

      1. It certainly makes it sound like that. I think there will be acetate covers and regular covers. Seems awfully early to have a FOC on covers this Monday when the books ship in November.

      2. SMH……..the acetate covers ARE the regular covers. FOC is early because of the time and process of making the covers.

        1. Yes. They are the regular covers. But does this early foc make this a first print and second print situation. How many retailers are looking at this so early in the initial order phase (serious question as i dont know)

            1. The Acetate Covers were ordered by Shops in the August Previews. Normally they would be ordered by shops in the September previews. That gives them an extra month to process the orders. Additionally, the FOC is in September (9/9 for Batman #82), for a book due on 11/6, basically 7 weeks out instead of 3. I’m pretty sure all the first printing A covers will be Acetate, based on the requirements.

              In the past, if there was a printing problem, allocations would occur, with no adjustment to the other covers for that issue. Let me tell you how much fun that was back in the day of New 52.

              1. You’re right, they were in August previews but they weren’t being solicited as Acetate covers to my knowledge (someone correct me if I’m wrong), so shops were likely ordering them thinking they were regular stock covers, not acetate covers.

  1. From my perspective, when looking at them for the August Previews, I did figure it out, but that was because they were listed separately from the regular AUgust Previews orders, and they were listed separately and ordering 3 Batman issues in one month is weird. We also order all A covers from previews and make adjustments for B covers on the FOC.

    My two concerns are going to be titles I don’t order heavy on in the first place, and allocation.

  2. HOW did last years foils do?
    or the 2nd year of 3d covers (futures end) ?

    is anyone even following year of the villain ?

    1. I’m not ordering any. The lenticular covers from the Nu52 era didnt sell well. Im not expecting this one’s to either.

    1. The first Lenticular Covers did extremely well for us. The Foil and second round of Lenticulars didn’t. I figure just order the normal amount for the series and since the Acetate Cvrs are $1 cheaper, order more of them over the Cover B cardstock.

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