Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – Cryptozoic: DC Comics Super-Villains


DC comics Super-Villains sheds some light into the dark world of super-villains. Everybody loves a hero and every fan has their favorite caped-crusader and costumed wonder. What do all of these heroes have in common? They all have a an arch emery, or several if you are really good. Where would our heroes be without the villains? I mean what is light without darkness to compare it to? DC Comics Super-Villains answers these questions and proves that sometimes it is good to be bad!

Information for Cryptozoic:
For every light, there is a shadow. And some shadows are darker than can be imagined. Those shadows are called Super-Villains.

Celebrate some of the greatest evil-doers in DC Comics with Super-Villains Trading Cards. Base cards feature comic art by some of the top artists in the industry and copy written by comics veteran Adam Beechen. Collectors can look forward to six exciting chase sets, sketch cards inserted 1:24 packs, Totally Fabricated™ cards featuring “costumes” for some of the leading characters, and even more.

Key features of the set include:

  • Featuring new and classic art, the base set features the greatest villains from the DC Universe
  • Base card and chase card copy written by comic book writer Adam Beechen
  • Hand-drawn sketch cards—in two card designs—from comic and sketch card artists, inserted 1:24 packs

Cryptozoic sell sheet

Each box includes:
24 packs per box
5 cards per pack

What I pulled:
120 cards
compete 63 card base set
11 silver board parallel cards
1 gold board parallel card #/25
28 inserts
1 custom 1/1 sketch card 1:24 packs
1 oversized Forever Evil box topper (1/box)
1 1/1 printing plate 1/288 packs

Base cards:

Sirens inert set:
Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Cat Woman

Noir insert set:

Forever Evil insert set:


Silver base and insert parallels:

Crime Syndicate insert set, gold parallel,
and Batman Classic TV series Cryptomium Reissue cards (1:24 packs)


Forever Evil box topper variant: 1 per box

1/1 Sketch card: 1:24 packs
Reverse Flash

1/1 Black Printing Plate: 1/288 packs


For as much as everyone has their favorite hero, they also have their favorite, or at least most memorable, villain. Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains. For as much as a ‘fan-boy’ that I consider myself, I must admit that I did not recognize all of the forces of darkness in this set, even with many characters having appeared in TV series lately. I always love pulling a compete set in a single box! Although there are a lot of inserts included, the collation was perfect and I was able to complete all of the sub-sets. The silver and gold parallels will be a fun chase. The 1/1 sketch card is really sharp. The scan does not due the vibrant coloring justice. Printing plates are nothing new to the hobby, but I have never seen a 1/1 printing plate with this much detail! Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains will appeal to set collectors, comic book fiends and fan-boys everywhere!

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