DC Comics October 2014 SOLICITS - BEYOND THE NEW 52 & COLLECTIONS

DC Comics October 2014 solicitations
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Monday is DC Comics' October 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. The month the day begins with DC Universe - Beyond the New 52 and Collections.

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THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO #1
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
Photo cover
1:5 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Digital First
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
An all-new digital first series From the world of the highly anticipated new TV show The Flash! Follow the adventures of Barry Allen as he struggles to balance his job as a police crime scene investigator, his unrequited crush on Iris West (who also happens to be his boss’ daughter) and his new life as Central City’s guardian angel! Don’t miss out!

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ARROW: SEASON 2.5 #1
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by JOE BENNETT
Photo cover
1:5 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Digital First
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
An all-new digital first series begins! Bridging the gap between seasons 2 and 3 of the hit TV series Arrow, Season 2.5 follows Oliver Queen’s story as he battles the Church of Blood, with the fate of Starling City hanging in the balance. Featuring an all-star cast of Oliver’s greatest allies and enemies including the Huntress, Black Canary and Deathstroke!

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BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #5
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US
RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
The Dynamic Duo are prisoners of General Gumm and trapped beneath a giant pasta stamp, about to be turned into Bat-spaghetti. Meanwhile, the explorer Signor Bollo is about to hit Gotham City with a crippling lawsuit for the loss of his valuable collection, and the authorities have no choice but to recruit the outlaw Green Hornet to help them recover it. Holy conundrums! The pot boils over in this penultimate issue!

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INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #4
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art by TOM DERENICK • Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
The Flash, Zatanna and Cyborg find themselves in the Mecha Universe, on an Earth that is not their own, in a futuristic version of Metropolis. Just when
things can’t get any stranger, a giant, serpent-like version of Doomsday threatens to level the city, and the only one who can stop him is…Mecha Superman! Includes a code for a video game content download.

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BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #15
Written by KYLE HIGGINS and ALEC SIEGEL • Art by THONY SILAS
Cover by MATTEO SCALERA
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Rewire is out of Arkham. Ghoul is back on the streets and selling modified Joker toxin. And now Terry’s girlfriend Melanie might have gone back to her old habits. Can things get any worse? Oh yeah – Inque’s back and more powerful than ever!

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BATMAN ‘66 #16
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by BRENT SCHOONOVER
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST It’s “Egghead Unbound” as Batman’s most egg-centric foe returns to terrorize Gotham City. Frustrated by his repeated defeats at the hands of the Caped Crusader, he invents a device that will egg-celerate his brain development to that of a being from the 40th century. Is this really possible? Does he now possess super-human abilities? Or has his mind simply gotten scrambled?

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INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO ANNUAL #1
Written by TOM TAYLOR and MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK and DAVE YARDIN
Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Featuring two untold tales! Hal Jordan’s alliance with Sinestro is tenuous at best. How can it continue? Then, as the resistance in Gotham City digs in, Commissioner Gordon works with his daughter Barbara for the first time. But their time together is running out!

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #1
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Superman’s new world order is in effect across the globe. The world is transformed. Violent dictatorships have fallen. Wars have ceased. But this order comes at the expense of freedom. Now, Batman has found an unlikely ally against Superman’s regime – and John Constantine is ready to unleash a bit of chaos.

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INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #2
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and TOM
DERENICK • Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
A new resistance to Superman’s reign is forming, and it’s ready to take on Superman from a new angle – one Batman isn’t comfortable with. John Constantine has begun to gather demons and supernatural beings to bring down this dictatorship. Might has failed. It’s time for magic!

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HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #18
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art by POP MHAN
Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The finale of “The Blood of Greyskull” is here! Darkness has taken over Eternia. He-Man is dead. Only one person can save the day – she is Adora. She is She-Ra!

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SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: CHAOS #3
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER • Art by AGUSTIN PADILLA and MARCELO DI CHIARA • Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 40 pg, FC, 3 of 4, $3.99 US • RATED T
DIGITAL FIRST
Things in Metropolis come to a head, but will any Super Heroes heed Tess’s calls for help? Meanwhile, Clark has been released from his crystal prison, but he and Lois are no closer to home than before – that is, until the strange situation makes for even stranger bedfellows!

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SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #3
Written by GILBERT HERNANDEZ and SEAN E. WILLIAMS
Art by GILBERT HERNANDEZ and
MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
When Wonder Woman allows an other-dimensional science-villain to capture her, she expects to swiftly deal with his android minions and save the day. But he’s able to brainwash her and that’s when things go haywire! Then, back on Earth, we share a rare moment from Diana’s rock-star days.

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TINY TITANS: RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE #5
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, 5 of 6, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Just when all hope of finding a new treehouse is lost, the girls travel to Paradise Island! Oh, what a wonderful place it is! But where are all the boys? And who’s Terra supposed to throw rocks at now?

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TEEN TITANS GO! #6
Written by SHOLLY FISCH and MERRILL HAGAN
Art by JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
What happens when the girls have a slumber party and don’t invite any of the boys? What about when Cyborg and Beast Boy plug their sweet new game console into the Tower’s mainframe computer? We’re glad
you asked – but did you really think we’d give it away?!

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LOONEY TUNES #221
Written by MATT MANNING
Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Wile E. Coyote is up to his usual antics, trying to use his Acme explosives on the ever happy-go-lucky Road Runner. But when his latest master plans goes wrong and lands outside of the panel, Wile E. may have discovered a way to trick the Road Runner that even the pages themselves can’t contain!

MAD MAGAZINE #530
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Halloween is just around the corner. How about giving out the latest issue of MAD? Your call whether it’s a trick or a treat!

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SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #50
Written by GEORGIA BALL
Art and cover by SCOTT JERALDS
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
When they Mystery Machine pulls into a ski resort in the dazzling Canadian Mountains, their snowy vacation is cut short when an elder from a local First Nation’s tribe enlists them to investigate sightings of an ancient legend haunting the resort. Can Scooby and the gang solve the mystery of Dzunakwa, the mythical wild woman of the woods?

 

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FUTURES END – FIVE YEARS LATER OMNIBUS HC
Written by various
Art by various
Cover by TBD
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 912 pg, FC, $99.99 US
In September 2014, every DC Universe series revealed the shocking fates of heroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and many more. Written and illustrated by top talent including Dan Jurgens, Charles Soule, Brian Azzarello, Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire and many more! This massive hardcover collects all of the September 2014 Futures End specials!

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BATMAN ESSENTIALS: BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR SPECIAL EDITION #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by JOCK
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US
Batman’s 75th anniversary celebration continues with another promotionally priced special presenting one of the Dark Knight’s greatest tales plus related pages from the 2014 DCE Essential Graphic Novels catalogue! In this special, a series of brutal murders pushes Batman’s detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City’s oldest evils.

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BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 4 – THE WRATH TP
Written by JOHN LAYMAN and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JASON FABOK, ANDY CLARKE, JASON MASTERS, SCOT EATON and others
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 264 pg, FC, $17.99 US
The Caped Crusader is challenged by the mystery of the 900 in a special tale celebrating the 900th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS! Plus, Batman faces two new foes: Emperor Penguin and the deadly vigilante known as The Wrath! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #19-24 and ANNUAL #2.

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BATGIRL VOL. 5: DEADLINE HC
Written by GAIL SIMONE and MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by ROBERT GILL, FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 232 pg, FC, $24.99 US
It’s a hazardous reunion between Batgirl and the former Court of Owls assassin Strix as they face off against the lethal new threat known as Silver – the man who knows the secret of Gotham City’s conspiracy of bats! Collects BATGIRL #27-34 and ANNUAL #2.

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AQUAMAN VOL. 4: DEATH OF A KING TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by PAUL PELLETIER, SEAN PARSONS and
ROB HUNTER • Cover by PAUL PELLETIER and SEAN PARSONS
On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Unfolding from “Throne of Atlantis” comes a murder mystery that sends Aquaman to the ends of the Earth to reveal a reveal a threat to those closest to him! Plus, Aquaman enlists The Others to help find a missing relic in the Southwestern United States before his enemies can get to it and possess untold power. Collecting AQUAMAN #17-19 and 21-25.

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ANIMAL MAN VOL. 5: EVOLVE OR DIE! TP
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, CULLY HAMNER, TRAVEL FOREMAN and JEFF LEMIRE
Cover by RAFAEL
ALBUQUERQUE • On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The final battle for The Red begins here! Brother Blood has come to claim the mantle of avatar from Animal Man’s daughter Maxine, murdering and plundering his way to power. Now Buddy Baker must defeat this evil...no matter what the cost. Collecting issues #24-29

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CATWOMAN VOL. 5: RACE OF THIEVES TP
Written by ANN NOCENTI and JOHN LAYMAN
Art by AARON LOPRESTI, RAFA SANDOVAL, PATRICK OLLIFFE and others
Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
On sale NOVEMBER 12 • 232 pg, FC, $17.99 US
As the fabled Catbird of Gotham City, Selina Kyle fights alongside Batman to keep the city safe. So why does it all feel so wrong? Who is behind this twisted – yet strangely pleasant – version of Gotham City? Find out in these tales from issues #25 and 27-34!

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BATMAN/SUPERMAN VOL. 1: CROSS WORLD TP
Written by GREG PAK
Art by JAE LEE, BEN OLIVER, YILDIRAY CINAR, BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by JAE LEE
On sale NOVEMBER 12 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In this first title collecting BATMAN/ SUPERMAN #1-4 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.1: DARKSEID, learn how these two legends met for the first time in The New 52 as they launch into a mysterious adventure that takes them to the world of Earth 2!

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JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, JEFF LEMIRE, MATT KINDT and RAY FAWKES
Art by IVAN REIS, DOUG MAHNKE and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 320 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The blockbuster event of the summer is now in paperback, featuring stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE #22-23, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6-7, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22-23, CONSTANTINE #5, TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1-3 and TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER #11. When the three Justice Leagues go to war with one another, whose side will everyone be on?

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BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 4: REQUIEM FOR DAMIAN TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI • Art by PATRICK GLEASON, MICK GRAY, and
others • Cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Spinning out from the tragic death of Damian Wayne, the Dark Knight attempts to cope with the death of not only his son and partner. This title collects BATMAN AND ROBIN #18-23.

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SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS VOL. 5: WHAT LIES BENEATH HC
Written by GREG PAK
Art by AARON KUDER and others
Cover by AARON KUDER
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
In these stories from ACTION COMICS #25-29 and SECRET ORIGINS #1, the Man of Steel features a BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in as a cocky young Superman battles the forces of nature to save Gotham City! Then, all hell breaks loose as Superman is caught between an alien menace and the super-powered soldier the U.S. Army has sent to kill it!

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BATWOMAN VOL. 5: WEBS TP
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by TREVOR McCARTHY, JEREMY HAUN and others
Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Batwoman faces a threat that might make her rethink her career as a hero! But that’s not Kate’s only concern, as Maggie has a surprising revelation – and her angry ex-husband shows up! Can Kate and Maggie work together to discover the secret of the Wolf Spider? Collects BATWOMAN ANNUAL #1 and BATWOMAN #25-31.

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SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 304 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US
The entire nine-issue UNCHAINED series by the superstar team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Lee is collected in this amazing hardcover! When satellites start to fall from the sky, the big question is who stopped the last one from falling. Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Batman, Wonder Woman, eco-terrorists, the U.S. Army and, most of all, the mysterious being known as Wraith all figure in this epic story from two of comics’ hottest talents!

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BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS HC
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, DOUG WAGNER and FRANK HANNAH
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE, VICENTE CIFUENTES, TOM DERENICK, VICTOR DRUJINIU and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
Based on the hit video game, this volume collects in print for the first time the ground-breaking, multi-path digital comic. This prequel story features an inexperienced Batman going up against crime bosses Black Mask and The Penguin for the first time!

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IDENTITY CRISIS: TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC
Written by BRAD MELTZER
Art by RAGS MORALES and MICHAEL BAIR
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 288 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US
The stunning mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer is back in a new hardcover! When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets.

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BATMAN BEYOND 2.0: REWIRED TP
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by THONY SILAS and ERIC WIGHT
Cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
It’s a new direction for Terry McGinnis as Commissioner Barbara Gordon enlists Terry’s help while investigating the death of Neo-Gotham’s Mayor in the new Arkham Institute. Was it really only a heart attack? Or was one of Arkham’s infamous inmates responsible? Don’t miss these stories from BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE 2.0 #1-16!

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BATMAN ADVENTURES VOL. 1 TP
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT and MARTIN PASKO
Art by TY TEMPLETON, RICK BURCHETT, BRAD RADER and MIKE PAROBECK
Cover by TY TEMPLETON
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The first ten issues of the classic all-ages series are back in a new collection! Don’t miss these tales of the Dark Knight featuring appearances by The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, Clayface, The Riddler and more!

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TALES OF THE BATMAN: LEN WEIN HC
Written by LEN WEIN
Art by various
Cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and DICK GIORDANO
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 560 pg, FC, $49.99 US
These tales from the 1970s, written by Len Wein, pit Batman against the villainy of The Joker, The Riddler, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Ra’s al Ghul and many others. Collected from BATMAN #307-310, #312-319, #321-324, #326-327, DETECTIVE COMICS #408, #444-448, #466, #478-479, #500 and #514 and UNTOLD LEGENDS OF THE BATMAN #1-3.

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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES TP
Written by COLLEEN DORAN, B. CLAY MOORE and others
Art by TONY SHASTEEN, COLLEEN DORAN, CAT STAGGS and others
Photo cover
On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 416 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Elena, Stefan and Damon make their comics debut in a new collection that includes digital chapters #1-39 of their adventures! This anthology graphic novel will bring some of comics’ greatest talents to Mystic Falls and set them loose to bring the characters to life. Or death.

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SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art and cover by TIM SALE
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 224 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US
The classic coming-of-age tale is back in a new Deluxe Edition hardcover as a simple country boy turns into the world’s greatest hero. Told through four seasons in the Man of Steel’s life, this amazing tale from the team behind BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN brings Superman to life in a truly unique style.

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SHOWCASE PRESENTS: UNKNOWN SOLDIER VOL. 2 TP
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE
Art by GERRY TALAOC, DICK AYERS and others
Cover by JOE KUBERT
On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 552 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
The Unknown Soldier’s mission deep behind enemy lines continues in these stories from STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES #189-204 and UNKNOWN SOLDIER #205-226.

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