The Necessary Evil: The Villains of the DC Universe wiki last edited by Saren on 10/22/13 12:09PM View full history

Necessary Evil is a collection of several different stories that feature various villains in the DCU. The stories give a short preview of the many popular villains that reside in the DCU, along with a small biography to explain their origin.

The purpose of Necessary Evil is to act as a companion guide to go alongside the documentary DVD produced by DC Entertainment.

Collected Stories

"Triumph Over Tragedy" - Published in Superman: Lex 2000 #1 - January 2001

"The Origin of Lex Luthor" - Published in Countdown #34 - November 2007

"The Origin of Doomsday" - Published in Countdown #15 - March 2008

"The Origin of Bizaroo" - Published in Countdown #8 - May 2008

"The Criminals of Kyrpton" - Published in Action Comics Annual #10 - March 2007

"The Origin of Sinestro" - Published in Countdown #16 - March 2008

"The Gathering Storm" - Published in Green Lantern Corps #14 - September 2007

"The Origin of Gorilla Grodd" - Published in Countdown #14 - March 2008

"The Origin of Black Manta" - Published in Countdown #9 - April 2008

"Truth or Dare: Part 2" - Published in Wonder Woman #214 - May 2005

"Hush: The Joke" - Published in Batman #614 - June 2003

"Date Knight" - Published in SOLO - December 2004

"The Origin of Poison Ivy" - Published in Countdown #37 - October 2007

"The Origin of The Riddler" - Published in Countdown #33 - November 2007

"The Origin of The Penguin" - Published in Countdown #29 - December 2007

"The Origin of Two-Face" - Published in Countdown #27 - December 2007

"The Origin of The Scarecrow" - Published in Countdown #19 - February 2008

"If A Man Be Clay!" - Published in Batman Villains: Secret Files & Origins - July 2005

"The Origin of Harley Quinn" - Published in Countdown #10 - April 2008

"The Origin of Bane" - Published in Countdown #7 - May 2008

"The Origin of Mr.Freeze" - Published in Countdown #5 -May 2008

"The Demon Lives Again!" - Published in Batman #244 - September 1972

"The Dark Age" - Published in Black Adam #6 - March 2008

"The Origin of Solomon Grundy" - Published in Countdown #11 - April 2008

"The Origin of Deathstroke" - Published in Countdown #36 - October 2007

"The Origin of Darkseid" - Published in Countdown #2 - June 2008

"Countdown to Infinite Crisis - Part 5" - Published in Countdown to Infinite Crisis - 2005

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