DC Comics August 2014 SOLICITS - THE NEW 52 Part 1 (BATMAN) & VERTIGO

DC Comics August 2014 solicitations
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Monday is DC Comics' August 2014 solicitations day. As usual, we'll be updating throughout the day as DC releases individual 'families' up until the full release of all the solicits at 5pm ET. Here are the New 52 part 1 including .... and the Vertigo solicitations.

The day began with DC Collectibles and Collections and they continued with DC Comics - Beyond the New 52 .

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BATMAN #34
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by MATTEO SCALERA
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
1:25 Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
ZERO YEAR is over, and the events of BATMAN: ETERNAL have put Gotham City in a tailspin, but Batman is focused on finding a killer who has haunted his hometown in secret for years. This special issue features art by Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL, Black Science) and sets the stage for the next major Batman story in the fall.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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GRAYSON #2
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
1:25 Variant cover by CHAD HARDIN
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
Grayson digs deeper into the mysterious organization known as SPYRAL and learns more about his new partner – Helena Bertinelli!

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BATMAN ETERNAL #18
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by ANDY CLARKE
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Batgirl, Batwoman and Jason Todd race to find evidence that may save Commissioner Gordon!

BATMAN ETERNAL #19
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by EMANUEL SIMEONI
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Jason Bard and Batman are forced to help Killer Croc when his followers are attacked by demonic monsters from The Black Maze!

BATMAN ETERNAL #21
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by JASON FABOK
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
After being injected with Fear Toxin, Alfred is dragged away to Arkham Asylum!

BATMAN ETERNAL #20
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by EMANUEL SIMEONI
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
James Gordon takes on Falcone’s crime army from inside Blackgate!

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BATMAN/SUPERMAN #14
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by JAE LEE
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
1:25 Variant cover
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Part 2 of “Forgotten Heroes” finds the new team of Catwoman and Superman taking on Gotham City – and there’s nothing Batman or Lois Lane can do to stop them!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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BATMAN AND ROBIN #34
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batman’s quest for Damian’s body is about to take him further down the road to damnation than he’s ever gone before! His first stop: the Justice League's Lex Luthor?!

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DETECTIVE COMICS #34
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
1:25 Variant cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Batman is faced with an unsolvable mystery: a dead friend, an unknown assailant and a drug called “Icarus.” Has the World’s Greatest Detective finally been outmatched?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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BATWOMAN #34
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
This issue changes everything! Batwoman must make a choice that Maggie’s not willing to make! And where does Nocturna fit into all of this?

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BATGIRL #34
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Deadline” concludes as Batgirl teams with Huntress and Black Canary to stop the evil of Obscura! After everything Barbara has been though to become Batgirl – will she be undone by her demons?

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HARLEY QUINN #10
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by JOHN TIMMS
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The first rule of Skate Club is…you do not mess with the Mistress of Mayhem! Harley stumbles across an underground fight club where big money winds with a body count. She’s in…and she’s making Sy Borgman her agent for the fights. But what happens when love gets in the way?

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HARLEY QUINN #9
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Shipping twice in August! When Harley fills in as a burlesque dancer, she kills it on the main stage – literally! But what happens when she gets caught by the cops and finds herself face to face with her most devoted stalker?!

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CATWOMAN #34
Written by ANNE NOCENTI
Art by PATRICK OLLIFFE and TOM NGUYEN
Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
It’s buyer beware when Selina purchases a new house – but Catwoman is much more interested in the treasure that lies beneath the property!

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BIRDS OF PREY #34
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Art by ROBSON ROCHA and OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
By Batgirl betrayed! But why is she siding with the Suicide Squad? Find out in this tale from the Birds’ past!

 

 

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RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #34
Written by WILL PFEIFER
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The Outlaws deal with the fallout from Kori’s past and learn that a top-secret villain has returned to make things much, much worse for them!

 

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BATWING #34
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
It’s the final issue of BATWING – but what is the final fate of Luke Fox?

 

 

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SINESTRO #5
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Sinestro and Hal Jordan have a score to settle – but they won’t get a chance before the deadly cult of anti-emotion, The Paling, attacks! Plus, the answer to the question everyone’s been asking: Where is Parallax?

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GREEN LANTERN #34
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by MARTIN COCCOLO
Cover by BILLY TAN
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
In the bloody wake of “UPRISING,” Hal is forced to take stock and ask if he’s really managed to redeem the Green Lantern Corps…and new Lantern Simon Baz may help him find the answer he seeks! And don’t miss the shocking final pages, which signal the start of the biggest Lantern story yet!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34
Written by VAN JENSEN
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
After last issue’s shocking revelation John Stewart’s world is turned upside down! Is it too late for him to find the truth, or has he started down a dark path he can never return from?

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RED LANTERNS #34
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Guy Gardner vs. Atrocitus! The future of the Red Lanterns will be decided by the winner – and the loser faces certain death!

 

 

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GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #34
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art and cover by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Have the Psions already defeated Kyle before their final battle can begin? And the New Guardians reveal just how powerful they can be!

 

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SWAMP THING #34
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by JAVI PINA
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
“The Wolf and The Lady” concludes with a knife in Swamp Thing’s back – literally! If the former Avatars of the Green find a new source of power, it’s bad news for everyone – but most of all for Swamp Thing!

 

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ALL-STAR WESTERN #34
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE
Time has finally caught up with Hex as he battles to the death against his worst enemy: Jonah Hex!

 

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SECRET ORIGINS #5
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, SCOTT LOBDELL and JEFF PARKER
Art by ANDRE COELHO, PAULO SIQUEIRA and ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale AUGUST 27 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
The latest explosive origins from DC Comics – The New 52 include Cyborg by Marv Wolfman and André Coelho; Red Hood by Scott Lobdell and Paulo Siqueira; and Mera by Jeff Parker and the art team of Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez.

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INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #3
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN DIDIO
Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The secret of Infinity Man threatens to splinter the Forever People! And back on New Genesis, Himon wants the team’s Mother Box back at any cost!

 

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STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES FEATURING G.I. ZOMBIE #2
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by SCOTT HAMPTON
Cover by DARWYN COOKE
1:25 Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
An undercover operation exposes a guided missile terrorist plot – and the only thing in its way is a zombie with an AK-47!

 

 

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COFFIN HILL #10
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Eve and Detective Frost zero in on the Ice Fisher while the clock runs out on his latest victim’s life. Still jailed for Detective Donovan’s murder, Eve survives a cellblock attack motivated by more than a simple grudge and gets an offer from her new lawyer she can’t refuse! And in Coffin Hill, Patrick Finn’s resentment toward his brother Nate threatens to explode – and without Eve to stand by his side, Nate may not survive!

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ASTRO CITY: THROUGH OPEN DOORS TP
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The first collection from the new run of ASTRO CITY is now in paperback with issues #1-6 of the acclaimed series! As the story begins, a mysterious door appears, heralding the arrival of the Ambassador. But when an ordinary man is caught in a cosmic conflict, it is up to favorites like Samaritan and Honor Guard, as well as new heroes, to rise to the occasion and save the world! Plus: a look at a woman who uses her super-powers to help bring adventure to the silver screen and more!

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ASTRO CITY #14
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
A roadside killer-robot sanctuary and museum? Only in Astro City. Meet Ellie and her very unusual friends. Plus: Samaritan, Cleopatra, Reflex 6 and more!

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BODIES #2
Written by SI SPENCER
Art by DEAN ORMSTON, MEGHAN
HETRICK, PHIL WINSLADE and TULA LOTAY
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
With four bodies lying on mortuary slabs, speculation mounts from a century ago to the present day as to the identity of the victim. In wartime Britain and a forgetful future, however, living strangers are causing confusion. A hooker’s kiss, a fine young cannibal, a fascist mob and a suspect who literally falls from the heavens will send muddy ripples through history. The time-travelling serial-killer story heats up!

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AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #5
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by MATIAS BERGARA
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The California Gold Rush. Thousands migrate West, and any average Joe could strike it rich with just one swing of his pick. But one unfortunate miner’s attempts to unearth a fragment of gold inadvertently awaken something much worse. Clues to the mystery of the monstrous new villain, the Gray Trader, are revealed in this adventurous one-shot story featuring the stunning artwork of rising star artist Matias Bergara!

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DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #8
Written by TOBY LITT
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and RYAN KELLY
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
After Charles and Crystal pledge to help one another in their investigations – no matter the cost – the duo set out to prove that Charles’s father did not murder Charles’s mother, and to find out whether Crystal really can bring her lost friend Rosa back from beyond the grave. Meanwhile, Edwin might discover the key to these mysteries – if he can break Tibetan Monk Lobsang out of a trance so deep he stopped breathing in 2012.

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FAIREST #28
Written by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
At the Farm, all the talking animals, birds, and other non-humans discover that to get what they wish for will depend on the luck of the draw. And while a spider in Haven longs for the chance to be with his love, Reynard discovers that his attempts to woo a fairytale princess have earned him a one-way trip to a whole heap of trouble. The final arc of FAIREST continues here!

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FABLES DELUXE EDITION BOOK NINE HC
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA, NIKO HENRICHON, MICHAEL ALLRED and ANDREW PEPOY
Cover by JAMES JEAN
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
The final battle between the free Fables of the mundane world and the Empire occupying their former Homelands is here, in these tales from issues #70-82! The creatures of myth and fairytale lore have assembled together to finally face the Adversary and his hordes. But victory will not come without a price – who will live and who will die for the fate of the Homelands?

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FABLES #143
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
A fight is coming between Rose Red and Snow White, and everybody knows it – except maybe Rose Red and Snow White. The only trouble is, they’ve been pegged as highly magical creatures all of their lives, but the true measure of that magic is only now being revealed. When they do finally throw down with each other, will it be a personal duel, or all-out war involving thousands?

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FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #13
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The conclusion of the “Wish You Were Here” story arc! Realities collide, sparks fly and history will come back to haunt Adam!

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EX MACHINA BOOK THREE TP
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by TONY HARRIS, JOHN PAUL LEON and others
Cover by TONY HARRIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these tales from EX MACHINA #21-29, EX MACHINA: INSIDE THE MACHINE and the EX MACHINA SPECIAL #3, Mayor Hundred faces difficult decisions regarding New York City’s drug laws. But will a string of brazen robberies and a shocking suicide affect the Mayor’s policy? And in a story set during the blackout of 2003, the mayor must deal with a city gone dark.

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FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS VOL. 2: WISH YOU WERE HERE TP
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this second FBP volume collecting issues #8-13, agents Rosa and Adam are invited to take part in an experiment that will test their limits and blur their concept of reality. And after a beautiful moment is shattered, Rosa and Adam get to see firsthand why Nakeet is known as the strangest town north of the forty-eight.

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HINTERKIND #10
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
There’s no place to hide for Jon and Prosper when the Graf Orlock and the Vampire Nation are hot for their blood. Meanwhile, there’s a seismic shift of power amongst the Sidhe. Long live Queen Tersia!

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PUNK ROCK JESUS DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 360 pg, B&W, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $39.99 US • MATURE READERS
Sean Murphy’s acclaimed 6-issue miniseries about reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ is now collected in a Deluxe Edition hardcover, with over 100 pages of new, bonus material and new cover art!
J2 causes both outrage and adulation. Religious zealots either love or hate the show, angry politicians worry about its influence on the nation, and members of the scientific community fear the implications of cloning a human being at all, let alone the Son of God.

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THE UNWRITTEN: APOCALYPSE #8
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
In “Sang” part three, to find the maanim, Sir Thomas must succeed where all other knights have failed. Which isn’t going to be easy when his own identity keeps shifting, and when the story itself seems
determined to create a very different hero.

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Y: THE LAST MAN BOOK ONE TP
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by PIA GUERRA and JOSE MARZAN, JR.
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
On sale SEPTEMBER 10 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
The first ten issues of the award-winning series written by Brian K. Vaughan (EX MACHINA, Lost) are collected in this new trade paperback! It’s the saga of Yorick Brown – the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome who searches the world for his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.

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THE UNWRITTEN: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE SHIP THAT SANK TWICE TP
“A taut thriller that slyly plays off the real-world mania for imaginary ones.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS, KURT HUGGINS and ZELDA DEVON
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
The original graphic novel is now in paperback! Twenty-five years ago Tom’s father, Wilson Taylor, devised his subversive literary masterpiece. Now the blueprint of how a father gave his son vast power in order to accomplish a greater scheme is revealed. Partly told through Wilson’s own journal entries, juxtaposed with Tommy’s swashbuckling deep sea adventures with his trusty companions Peter and Sue, the story is at once a prequel and a parallel story to the ongoing series.

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