Chat Cave: September is Villains Month

DC has staked their claim on the month of September. Two years ago saw the relaunch of the entire publishing line, and last year saw special “zero” issues for every series. This year, DC is releasing 52 issues featuring villains, old and new, from the DC Universe. There’s no one-for-one correspondence to existing series, and DC hasn’t been the most forthcoming with information about what exactly they’re putting out. There’s a lot to sort through here and no easy answers for what’s going to be worth our time and money. Welcome to the Chat Cave.
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The Vault – Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers Poster

The Retcon Punchers spend an awful lot of time looking for ways to celebrate our nerdy obsessions. This means a lot of time sunk into scouring Etsy, Deviant Art, Think Geek or whatever. Sometimes we see things so great we just have to share them… and then clutch them fiercely to our collective chest. Throw it in The Vault.

Website: Pop Chart Lab

Who Would Love This: Comic book fans / chart enthusiasts.

Price: $27.00

Have you ever found yourself trying to discuss what a given comic book character is capable of, only to discover you don’t have the appropriate vocabulary? I mean, what are you supposed to call what Mera can do? PONDER NO LONGER. This handy chart lists the abilities (supernatural or otherwise) of over 300 characters from Marvel and DC Comics. Some of it is a little simplified (Wolverine’s listed power is “claws”) and some of it is out-of-date (like Captain Cold doesn’t only have an ice-gun anymore), but it’s still an impressively nerdy graphic display. Click on the image above and go to the website to see close up and have all your power-related questions answered!