It’s Good To Be Bad – Villainous Trade Releases

Villainous Trade

Tilly, one of the newest super-powered humans to join the Coalition of Heroes, is doing her best to navigate the dizzying world of superheroes. Working with her idols should be a dream come true, but when she learns the truth, Tilly’s dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Now, Tilly has to make a choice – Get in line and stand with her heroes, or take a stand and risk becoming something more… Villainous. Collects issues 1-5.

Writer: Stonie WilliamsArtist:  Jef SadzinskiColorist: Joana LafuenteLetterer: Justin Birch

Dive into Tilly’s universe, where working closely with her biggest idols takes a dark turn. Tilly quickly discovers that meeting her biggest idols might have not been what she thought all along and has to choose between following the standards of her heroes or taking a heroic risk.
“Villainous is my love letter to superheroes: the genre that inspired me as a kid and gave me a safe place to retreat to. It explores the ideas of blind loyalty, hero worship and what happens when our heroes don’t live up to the pedestal we put them on; while also touching on found family and embracing your truth — even if it makes you the villain of someone else’s story.”
– Writer, Stonie Williams

“I had such a rewarding time working on Villainous. I tried to bring to life what Stonie envisioned through the exaggeration of movement and expressions. I also have to give a shout-out to Joana’s beautiful colorwork, which helped bring these characters to life and immerse the reader more into the universe the characters live in. I am very grateful to be part of such an excellent team and to be able to bring the story to life with the influence of my art, has been a dream of mine since childhood.”
– Artist, Jef Sadzinski

This week readers can collect Issues 1 – 5 of Villainous with the full trade paperback, releasing April 21, 2021.

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"I love how Williams was able to breathe life into the characters’ personalities during the first epic showdown between the Shadow Order and the Coalition of Heroes. - Derrick Pittman
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"So much is packed in this 1st issue, and the character development is so masterfully done, you'll swear it was a trade." - Pulp 716
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“VILLAINOUS does for superheroes what WICKED did for fairy tales. Stonie Williams and Jef Sadzinski have developed something unique in the landscape of comic book capes and cowls, producing something that should make it onto your regular Wednesday pull list.” - RJ Carter

Villainous TPB will be available on April 21, 2021 and can be purchased at, Comixology, Drive-thru comics, or your local comic book shop.


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