April 2017 DC REBIRTH, VERTIGO, YOUNG ANIMAL Solicitations Sampler

"Detective Comics #954" cover
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DC Comics has released solicit information for several titles ahead of the release of its full April 2017 solicitations next week. The previews include the Superman family titles, some of Batman's, and more - including Vertigo, WildStorm, and Young Animal (via CBR, Multiversity, Comics Alliance, ComicBook, ComicVine, and Comixology).
 

BATMAN/SHADOW #1
Written by STEVE ORLANDO and SCOTT SNYDER • Art & Cover by RILEY ROSSMO
Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much…
The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings you a dark and twisty modern noir like nothing you’ve seen before, with a brand-new villain unlike any either hero has faced! This is the unmissable crime series of 2017, so get on board now! Co-published with Dynamite.
On sale APRIL 26 • FC, $3.99 US • RATED 12+ Only
 

HARLEY QUINN #17
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Backup story written by PAUL DINI and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Art by JOHN TIMMS • Backup story art by BRET BLEVINS • Cover by AMANDA CONNER • Variant cover by FRANK CHO
“Deadly Sin” part one! The twisted Harley Sinn’s been released from prison, and she’s looking to hurt Harley in a whole new way…by going after somebody she loved and lost! And to make this issue extra-unmissable, a brand-new backup story begins, set in Harley’s earliest days with the Joker—and co-written by one of Harley’s original creators, Paul Dini! “Harley Loves Joker” kicks off as Harley makes the biggest mistake of her burgeoning criminal career…accidentally revealing the location of Mistah J’s hideout!
On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 

SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER #3
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI • Art and cover by JOELLE JONES
Kara Danvers’ hidden memories of her life on another planet are bubbling to the surface—but is she alone here on earth? Following the devastating events of the Midvale Earthquake, Kara and Dolly struggle to piece their lives back together—but what’s up with Coach? Their mentor is acting strangely, and her odd behavior goes from curious to downright creepy when Kara follows her back to a Lexcorp bunker deep underground. What she’s hiding will change Kara’s life forever—all will be revealed and a hero will need to be super in this penultimate chapter!
PRESTIGE FORMAT • On sale APRIL 26 • 48 pg, FC, 3 of 4, $5.99 US • RATED T
 

DEATHSTROKE #17
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art by JOE BENNETT and NORM RAPMUND • Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ • Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS
“Twilight” part six! All the chips fall as dark secrets within Deathstroke’s world are revealed, including Power Girl—who learns her houseguest’s true identity. Determined to atone for her mistake, the 16-year-old takes on the World’s Deadliest Assassin on her own. Will she bring Deathstroke to justice…or die trying?
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 

DETECTIVE COMICS #954
Written by JAMES TYNION IV • Art by MARCIO TAKARA
“League Of Shadows” part four! Ra’s al Ghul has the answers Batman needs to take down the League of Shadows…but will he lift a finger to help him? Or would he rather use the League to take care of the Dark Knight Detective once and for all?
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 

DETECTIVE COMICS #955
Written by JAMES TYNION IV • Art by MARCIO TAKARA
“League Of Shadows” part five! All of her teammates are broken-or dead. There’s only one fighter left to stand between the League of Shadows and Gotham City’s total destruction. This is Cassandra Cain’s greatest battle-the fight she was born for! Do not miss the most astounding action sequence of the year!
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
 

ALL STAR BATMAN #9
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art and cover by AFUA RICHARDSON • Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM • Variant cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
“Ends of the Earth” finale! It all comes down to this. After months of searching, Batman has found the mastermind behind the blight sweeping the planet, and must face off against one of his most dangerous villains in a battle of wills for the fate of the Earth.
On sale APRIL 12 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
 

BATGIRL #10
Written by HOPE LARSON • Art and cover by CHRIS WILDGOOSE • Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
“Son of the Penguin” part four! Ethan Cobblepot has shown his true colors: he’s a Penguin, through and through! Or is he? Can Batgirl turn his ambitions into a force for good—before he can turn Burnside against Batgirl?
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
 

BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #9
Written by JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON • Art by ROGE ANTONIO • Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE • Variant cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA
“Blackbird” part two! The Birds need answers about the mysterious Blackbird, who’s handing out massive increases in power to Gotham City’s most dangerous metahumans…and to get them they’re sending their own dangerous metahuman, Black Canary, undercover into the world of black-market super-powered fights! Roulette rules this world with an iron fist…will she give up the secrets Dinah needs? And at what price?
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
 

BATWOMAN #2
Written by MARGUERITTE BENNETT and JAMES TYNION IV • Art and cover by STEVE EPTING—Variant cover by J.G. JONES
“The Many Arms Of Death” part two! The criminal haven of Coryana has changed completely in the years since Batwoman left! The biggest change of all? Her closest friends are now her enemies — or they’re corpses! It’s time for Kate Kane to cut to the heart of what’s happening here, and find out who brought the deadly bioweapon Monster Venom into Coryana…but she might get her own heart cut out in the process, by the unbeatable assassin known as the Knife!
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
 

THE WILD STORM #3
Written by WARREN ELLIS • Art and cover by JON DAVIS-HUNT • Variant cover by JAMIE McKELVIE • Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Angela Spica is wounded, alone and hiding from black-ops killers sent by her own benefactor, the man she thought responsible for her well-being—the mastermind behind an assassination attempt the Engineer just foiled. But, unknown to her, she might yet have a chance to survive this terrible day. The Grifter has a plan.
A storm is building. And through it all, a mysterious woman crackles though the electrical devices that inhabit our lives, slipping among the invisible networks of the world.
There’s something new in the world.
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
 

SUPERMAN #20
Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON • Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY • Cover by PATRICK GLEASON • Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
“Superman black” part one! A “Superman Reborn Aftermath” tie-in! As the smoke clears the Kents are faced with leaving Hamilton to go back to Metropolis, but someone or something doesn’t want them to leave! Batman and Robin discover something is mysteriously wrong with the son of Superman—he’s losing his powers!
On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 

ACTION COMICS #977
Written by DAN JURGENS • Art by IAN CHURCHILL • Cover by ANDY KUBERT • Variant cover by GARY FRANK
“Superman Reborn Aftermath” part one! Following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history—the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet—to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It is time for him to unite the entire Superman-Family!
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 

ACTION COMICS #978
Written by DAN JURGENS • Art by IAN CHURCHILL • Cover by TBA
“Superman Reborn Aftermath” part two! Superman’s life has been changed, some good is back, but the bad is back as well—with a vengeance! As Superman’s allies gather to address the looming threat of Mr. Oz, another Squad seeks revenge against the Man of Steel—and you won’t believe who made the team!
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 

NEW SUPER-MAN #10
Written by GENE LUEN YANG • Art and cover by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC • Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG
“COMING TO AMERICA” part two! Superman meets Super-Man! As the battle with China White and Lex Luthor intensifies, the Man of Steel steps in to settle things once and for all. Can the combined might of three supermen turn the tide? Don’t miss the fate of Central City’s own Avery Ho, repercussions from the “Superman Reborn Aftermath” story in ACTION COMICS, and a new member of the Justice League of China!
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
 

SUPERGIRL #8
Written by STEVE ORLANDO • Art by MATIAS BERGARA • Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY McCARTHY • Variant cover by BENGAL
A “Superman Reborn Aftermath” tie-in! Superman and Supergirl meet again for the first time to face the evil of the Emerald Empress! Plus, what does it mean for the Girl of Tomorrow when tomorrow promises a Dark Knight? Shocking revelations, all-powerful sorceresses from the future, the Batgirl of Burnside and dinner in the Wild West—they’re all here in this amazing issue!
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
 

TRINITY #8
Written by CULLEN BUNN • Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY McCARTHY • Cover by CLAY MANN • Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
A “Superman: Reborn Aftermath” tie-in! In this essential chapter of the “Superman Reborn Aftermath” epic, Kal-El reveals to Batman and Wonder Woman what had happened to him—and how they all may be in danger!
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
 

SUPERWOMAN #9
Written by K. PERKINS • Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and ART THIBERT • Cover by BILLY TAN • Variant cover by RENATO GUEDES
“SUPER WOMEN” part one! In this story tying in to “Superman Reborn Aftermath,” Lois Lane and Lana Lang find themselves reunited at last! Along with the Man of Steel, their reunion is cut short by the return of Cannon and Saber, who arrive to wreak havoc on the newly restored Metropolis. The mantle of Superwoman will be decided in this debut chapter of “Super Women”!
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
 

CYBORG #11
Written by JOHN SEMPER JR. • Art and cover by WILL CONRAD • Variant cover by CARLOS D’ANDA
Severely damaged and on the run, Cyborg struggles to find his father as the Rat Lord engulfs Detroit with his army of rodents! But when the Rat Lord oversteps his boundaries, it causes a turf war within the criminal underworld. Introducing 8-BIT, who has the power to delete anything in his path—and he’s looking forward to reuniting with Vic Stone!
On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
 

AQUAMAN #20
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art by PHILIPPE BRIONES • Cover by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY • Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
“H2.0” part two! Now partnered with foes including the Aquamarines and Scavenger, Aquaman and Mera’s mission with the U.S. government is off to a bad start when they discover a bizarre creature that may have killed everyone at a military research lab deep beneath the sea. And it’s still hungry…
On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 

SUPER SONS #3
Written by PETER J. TOMASI • Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ • Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
"When I Grow Up” part three! It’s Super-Son vs Bat-Son as the exciting new series continues! Kid Amazo is ready to rip the hearts out of the world’s not-so-finest super duo. Face to face with their newest—and first—villain, Jonathan and Damian strike out the only way they know how…at each other!
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
 

CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #7
Written by JON RIVERA • Art and cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING • Variant cover by ROBERT HACK
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s…Superman?! After a gnarly battle between Team Carson and the Whisperer and his cult, Cave finds a quiet moment to reminisce about his long-ago adventures with the Big Red S. But are these just fond memories, or is there a deeper mystery afoot?
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
 

DOOM PATROL #7
Written by GERARD WAY—Art by MICHAEL ALLRED—Backup story art by BRANDON BIRD—Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED—Variant cover by NICK DERINGTON
How have you been, Niles Caulder? The Chief is back, and he’s ready to reshape the new Doom Patrol to be just like the old Doom Patrol—a prospect not everyone is happy with. But the team’s former leader hasn’t grown less manipulative in his old age, so nobody make any rash decisions. Pretty sure he’s up to something. Michael Allred (iZOMBIE, Silver Surfer) joins Young Animal for this special one-off issue.
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
 

MOTHER PANIC #6
Written by JODY HOUSER • Art by SHAWN CRYSTAL • Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS • Variant cover by ERIC CANETE
As Mother Panic’s scope of revenge narrows, her partnership with the unhinged Pretty falls apart. Unable to bear the end to their collaboration Pretty turns on Mother Panic. After all, if she’s not with him...
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
 

SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL #7
Written by CECIL CASTELLUCCI • Art by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE • Backup story art by DAN PARENT • Cover by BECKY CLOONAN • Variant cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
In this stand-alone issue, Shade begins to ponder what’s next for her on Earth. As the winter dance approaches, she reminisces about high school on Meta, and starts to wonder why she’s putting herself through that kind of hell again. Will she find the perfect dress, or will the dance be a perfect disaster? Plus, an all-new episode of “Life with Honey,” with art by Dan Parent (Kevin Keller).
On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
 

ASTRO CITY #44
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by RICK LEONARDI
Cover by ALEX ROSS
A tale of murder, mystery…and a cat. Starring Nightingale, Sunhawk…and their cat. Did we mention the cat? The cat’s the lead character. Featuring guest art by Rick Leonardi (SUPERMAN, Spider-Man 2099). Mreow.
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
 

LUCIFER #17
Written by RICHARD KADREY
Art and cover by LEE GARBETT
Backed by the Presence and wielding new powers, Takehiko steps forward to take revenge on Lucifer. As the filial tradition continues, Izanami conspires with Rosemary to take down Mazikeen, or so it seems. And the only thing more disorienting than an assassin with unclear allegiances is the hangover that hits you after using a demonic drug made from the flesh of a fallen angel.
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
 

CLEAN ROOM #18
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by JENNY FRISON
Season One of CLEAN ROOM finishes with a literal big bang as the walls of reality come crashing down!
Everything Astrid Mueller has tried to build is on fire, and she is nowhere to be seen, as the true monsters are revealed at last. A mind-bending climax to this acclaimed series’ first epic tale!
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS • Final issue
 

SAVAGE THINGS #2
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
Years after escaping the U.S. government’s clandestine global terrorist cell, Abel is back under surveillance. Being the only one of the trained killers to have ever left the Black Forest program, they need him to stop his former comrades before their terror campaign can escalate further. As the bad guys continue their bloody quest at a local hospital, Abel has to convince his handlers that the only way to stop these monsters is to become one. But even that might not be enough to stop Cain…
On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
 

EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #8
Written by DAVE JUSTUS and LILAH STURGES
Art by TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by TULA LOTAY
After her role in the Alcatraz catastrophe, Tanner returns home and faces the personal fallout from her professional choices. When her bullied teenage son and his friends discover a stash of Tanner’s leftover mission loot, they weaponize the artifacts and vow to punish their peers. With her son at the helm of his besieged high school, Tanner must swallow her pride and call on the Shadow Players for assistance.
On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
 

UNFOLLOW #18
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by MIKE DOWLING
Cover by MATT TAYLOR
Rubinstein’s mask leads the way to Larry Ferrell, but can the master of social media truly be defeated? After all, this is his game. The 140 come down to just one and death waits in the jungle. Who are we really?
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS • Final issue

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