2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Trading Cards - Product Review Added

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More often than not, it's the heroes that get much of the spotlight while the bad guys go down in defeat. 2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains trading cards flip things, focusing on all things wicked and evil in the DC Universe. Highlights include a sketch card in every box and a variety of other inserts.

The 63-card base set delves deep into the antagonists that try to outsmart and out-hit the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. It's about Lex Luthor, The Joker, Harley Quinn and the dozens of other nefarious and colorful characters that lurk in the shadows. Card backs are written by DC veteran, Adam Beechen.

As with the company's other sets of comic trading cards, every box of 2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains comes with a sketch card. Besides the regular versions, there are also Hall of Doom Die-Cut Sketch Cards that are inserted 1:288 packs.

The Totally Fabricated line continues with swatches of costumes, if the comic characters were real. Since the beginning, this insert line has been up front about the tongue-in-cheek approach that has led to several popular cards. Totally Fabricated cards are inserted 1:192 packs.

Cryptozoic is upping the number of basic inserts it typically offers. DC Comics Super-Villains has four such sets: Crime Syndicate of America, Forever Evil, Noir and Sirens. On top of these, basic inserts and the base set all have Silver, Gold and Printing Plate parallels.

Every box of 2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains also has a Forever Evil box topper.

Sold separately, a binder comes with an exclusive Totally Fabricated card not found in packs.

2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Binder

Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Low-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Comic Card Collectors, Set Builders, Sketch Card Collectors

2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Box Break

  • 1 Sketch Card
  • 1 Box Topper
  • 121 Total Cards
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Set Checklist

2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains base

01 Title Card
02 Anti-Monitor
03 Ares
04 Atrocitus
05 Bane
06 Bizarro
07 Black Adam
08 Black Hand
09 Black Manta
10 Blackfire
11 Bleez
12 Brainiac
13 Captain Boomerang
14 Captain Cold
15 Catwoman
16 Cheetah
17 Clayface
18 Grid
19 Johnny Quick
20 Owlman
21 Power Ring
22 Superwoman
23 Ultraman
24 Darkseid
25 Deadshot
26 Deathstroke
27 Doomsday
28 Faora
29 General Zod
30 Giganta
31 Gorilla Grodd
32 Harley Quinn
33 Heatwave
34 Hush
35 The Joker
36 Killer Croc
37 Killer Frost
38 Larfleeze
39 Lex Luthor
40 Merlyn
41 Metallo
42 Mirror Master
43 Mongul
44 Mr. Freeze
45 Ocean Master
46 Parasite
47 The Penguin
48 Poison Ivy
49 Professor Pyg
50 Ra’s al Ghul
51 Reverse-Flash
52 The Riddler
53 The Scarecrow
54 Silver Banshee
55 Sinestro
56 Solomon Grundy
57 Talia al Ghul
58 Terra
59 Trickster
60 Trigon
61 Two-Face
62 Weather Wizard
63 Checklist

Batman Classic TV Series Cryptomium Reissue Set Checklist

9 cards. 1:24 packs.
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Batman Classic TV series Cryptomium Reissue

DC6-1 Renegade Roulette
DC6-2 The Joker Wishes Robin Well
DC6-3 Penned by the Penguin
DC6-4 The Penguin’s Prey
DC6-5 Routing the Riddler
DC6-6 Concrete Conquest
DC6-7 A Pressing Position
DC6-8 The Perilous Penny
DC6-9 The Riddler Robs a Rainbow

Crime Syndicate of America Set Checklist

6 cards. 1:4 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board, Gold Foil Board #/25, Printing Plates 1/1
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Crime Syndicate of America

CS1 Sea King and Owlman
CS2 Grid and Ultraman
CS3 Deathstorm and Superwoman
CS4 Johnny Quick
CS5 Atomica
CS6 Power Ring

Forever Evil Set Checklist

9 cards. 1:4 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board, Gold Foil Board #/25, Printing Plates 1/1
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Forever Evil

FE1 Black Adam #1
FE2 Black Manta #1
FE3 Brainiac #1
FE4 Deadshot #1
FE5 Doomsday #1
FE6 Grodd #1
FE7 Scarecrow #1
FE8 Sinestro #1
FE9 Solomon Grundy #1

Noir Set Checklist

9 cards. 1:4 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board, Gold Foil Board #/25, Printing Plates 1/1
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Noir

N1 Bane
N2 Catwoman
N3 Deadshot
N4 Doomsday
N5 Harley Quinn
N6 Joker
N7 Killer Frost
N8 Scarecrow
N9 Sinestro

Replica Patch Set Checklist

6 cards. 1:96 packs.
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Replica Patch Cards

E01 Deathstorm
E02 Johnny Quick
E03 Owlman
E04 Power Ring
E05 Superwoman
E06 Ultraman

Sirens Set Checklist

3 cards. 1:8 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board, Gold Foil Board #/25, Printing Plates 1/1
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Sirens

S1 Harley Quinn
S2 Poison Ivy
S3 Catwoman

Totally Fabricated Costume Set Checklist

4 cards. 1:192 packs.
TF-11 exclusive to binder.
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Totally Fabricated Costume

TF-08 Bane
TF-09 Lex Luthor
TF-10 Deathstroke
TF-11 The Joker

Sketch Card Set Checklist

1:24 packs.
The following is a list of artists who contributed to the release.
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains sketch

Aaron Allen
Adam Cleveland
Adriano Carreon
Alberto Silva
Amber Shelton
Amy Clark
Anastasia Catris
Ariana Atanazio
Autumn Frederickson
Barush Merling
Benjamin Glendenning
Brandon Baselice
Brendon and Brian Fraim
Brian S. Canio
Cari Corene
Carlos Cabaleiro
Chris Meeks
Cleber Lima
Córdova
D. Chandler
Dan Borgonos
Daniel Lima
Danielle Gransaull
Danny Silva
David Beaty
David Namisato
Edde Wagner
Elvin A. Hernandez
Elvis Moura
Fabian Quintero
FAUSTINO
Francois Chartier
Frank A. Kadar
Gabby Untermayerova
George “Geo” Davis
Irma Ahmed
Israel Arteaga
Jader Correa
Jake Sumbing
Jason McLellan
Jason Potratz & Jack Hai
Jason Saldajeno
Jason Worthington
Jay David Lee
Jeff Confer
Jeff Victor
Jeffrey C. Benitez
Jez
Jofel B. Cube
John “JAX” Jackman
John Sloboda
Jojo Galicia
Jomar A. Bulda
Jose Carlos Sanchez
Josh Ginter
jp3sketch
Jucylande Jr.
Julia Pinto
Kate Carleton
Kiley Beecher
Kimberly Dunaway
Lee Lightfoot
Leon Braojos
Luiz Cláudio Campelo
Marcia Dye
Marcio Cabreira
Mark Finneral
Mark Nasso
Mark Pingitore
Mary Zorilita Bellamy
Matias Streb
Matthew Hansen
Matthew Sutton
Mauricio Dias
Melike Acar
Mick & Matt Glebe
Mike Vasquez
Mikey
Mitch Ballard
Nathan Szerdy
-ND!-
Nikki Ward
Noval N. Hernawan
Omid Maksoos
Patrick Giles
Phil Gibson
Plinio Pinto
Puis Calzada
Raz Ortiz
Redg Vicente
Rich Kunz
Rich Molinelli
Robert Jimenez
Rodjer Goulart
Roger Andrews
Sanna U.
Scott Blair
Sean Anderson
Shao Siong
Steve Lydic
Sugar Fueled -
Michael Banks
Thanh Bui
Thomas Boatwright
Thomas Tuomey
Todd Aaron Smith
Tracy Bailey
Val Hochberg
Vince Sunico
William Bowen Donley III

Hall of Doom Die-Cut Sketch Card Set Checklist

1:288 packs
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Hall of Doom die-cut sketch cards

 

Forever Evil Blank Cover Box Topper Set Checklist

9 cards. 1 per box.
2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Forever Evil blank variant box toppers

BT1 Black Adam #1
BT2 Black Manta #1
BT3 Brainiac #1
BT4 Deadshot #1
BT5 Doomsday #1
BT6 Grodd #1
BT7 Scarecrow #1
BT8 Sinestro #1
BT9 Solomon Grundy #1

Promo Set Checklist

2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains promo

P1 - Non-Sport Update Magazine

Product Review

2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: One-of-one sketch in every box, impressive comic artwork, insert variety is great.

Bad: Price point is on the higher side for what it delivers, base parallels are a letdown.

The Bottom Line: While it is still more of a niche offering, 2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains really includes a lot in one box, and not exclusively for comic fans. A guaranteed sketch gives hit collectors something to expect while those that skew a bit evil in their superhero support or just appreciate animated artwork should also enjoy the villain image quality.

Staff Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.0/5.0

This should not be shocking, but the card design in 2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains is geared entirely around the artwork. Beyond the comic images, the only other aspect of the base design is a small title area at the bottom alongside the brand logo. A helpful aspect given all the villains covered, each back for the base gives a brief rundown of the character straight from Adam Beechen.

I will say the parallels were a little disappointing with just a logo foil change. They are also easy to miss when going though the cards. I am not sure why the full foil parallel was not extended to the base like it was for the chase inserts.

A nod to the past, I appreciated the 1966 Topps reissues that are brought into modern times with Cryptomium technology. Admittedly, It was a little weird to see Cryptozoic showcase another brand’s cards. The rest of the standard inserts feature the base finish but do offer a foil parallel that really looks great. Again going all-in on vivid artwork, Sirens and Crime Syndicate of America are both puzzle inserts that form a larger image. I particularly enjoyed the contrasting look of the black-and-white Noir cards. Forever Evil takes the comic connection a step further with #1 issue covers for several subjects. Outside of the reprints, the main inserts all fit the theme of the set but with their own identity.

While the manufactured relic seems to have a mixed response in the hobby, given the limitations of sets like this to include any non-sketch hits, I think the Totally Fabricated and Replica Patch inserts are a creative solution. I personally was not as intrigued by the Forever Evil Blank Toppers but I can understand that would appeal to aspiring artists to fill in their own image or so collectors could commission their favorite artist to complete. Plus, the larger box-topper size offers a bigger canvas to work with.

Checklist: 4.0/5.0

If you did not already know, there are a ton of DC Comics villains and many are in this set. In addition to plenty of familiar characters, I learned about several new ones. All things considered, 2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains has a deep checklist and that includes the base and the many inserts.

I was also pleased that one box yielded a full base set as well as complete chase sets for Crime Syndicate of America, Forever Evil, Noir, and Sirens.

Value: 3.5/5.0

This is the main area where 2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains struggles to deliver as the content is more collectable than valuable. With no autographs to chase and the only hit being the one sketch per box, the average box relies almost solely on that hand-drawn artwork. Given there is one in every box, that means there are a fair amount of these in circulation. Even though they are each one-of-one cards, you have to pull a quality drawing to be able to come close to matching the box price. However, complete base and insert sets do help the overall value as does the shot at more limited inserts.

The Fun Factor: 4.5/5.0

I really liked this set and I am not even a comic book collector. That alone should tell you the product was fun for me. The insert variety helped enhance the base set without feeling repetitive and the sketch from Thomas Boatwright was very cool. I am also a sucker for chromium/foil and the box yielded several of these as inserts or insert parallels. In addition, the completist side of me enjoyed the full base and several complete insert sets. I even lucked out and ended up with an insert that was not guaranteed. At 1:4 boxes, the Replica Patch cards are not an easy pull and that was a fun surprise.

2015 Cryptozoic DC Comics Super-Villains Box Hit Gallery

The box used for this review was provided by Cryptozoic.

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