DC Comics' FULL DECEMBER 2009 SOLICITATIONS

*Look for Marvel's full December solicitations on Tueday, September 22nd at 12pm EST and a preview right here...

BLACKEST NIGHT #6

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis

    The secrets of Nekron are revealed as darkness consumes the DC Universe.

    Everything else: TOP SECRET.

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). For every 100 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 23 • 6 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #49

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Ed Benes

Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

    BLACKEST NIGHT continues! John Stewart comes face to face with his greatest failures, the planet Xanshi and his wife and fellow Green Lantern, Katma Tui. Plus, what does Fatality truly want with John?

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art and cover by Pat Gleason & Rebecca Buchman

Variant cover by Ladrönn

    Red rain falls! As the Black Lanterns continue their reign of terror and chaos on Oa, things go from bad to worse when a horrible loss for the Green Lantern Corps results in Guy Gardner becoming so enraged that he becomes a Red Lantern! And hell breaks loose as the Central Power Battery faces an attack from the newly arrived Black Lantern Corphans!

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Pat Gleason & Rebecca Buchman), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ladrönn). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: THE FLASH #1

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Scott Kolins

Variant cover by Francis Manapul

    The Flashes of Two Cities - Barry Allen and Wally West - battle the undead Rogues. Will the legendary speedsters be able to handle the Black Lantern Rogues' revenge? Plus, witness the resurrection of Barry's greatest enemy, the Reverse Flash in this hyper-speed miniseries event reuniting the fan-favorite FLASH creative team of Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins!

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Scott Kolins), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 2 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: JSA #1

Written by James Robinson

Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy José

Cover by Eddy Barrows

Variant cover by Gene Ha

    The mystery men of yesterday are back and they seek the hearts of their new counterparts! It's Mr. Terrific vs. Mr. Terrific, Dr. Midnite vs. Dr. Midnite, Sand vs Wesley Dodds! Can the new generation of heroes survive the rise of the Black Lantern JSA? Find out in this all-new miniseries from original JSA co-writer James Robinson and rising star artist Eddy Barrows (BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN)!

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Eddy Barrows), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 23 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: WONDER WOMAN #1

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Nicola Scott

Cover by Greg Horn

Variant cover by Ryan Sook

    Fan-favorite writer Greg Rucka returns to chronicle the adventures of the Amazing Amazon in the DC Universe’s darkest hour! Black Lantern Maxwell Lord has risen and he seeks revenge and retribution for his murder at the hands of Diana. Look for unexpected changes to await Wonder Woman in the course of this series as she plays a major role in the War of Light against the Blackest Night.

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Greg Horn), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ryan Sook). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 2 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ADVENTURE COMICS #5

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Jerry Ordway; co-feature art by Francis Manapul

Cover by Jerry Ordway

Variant Cover by Francis Manapul

     Concluding the 2-part BLACKEST NIGHT tale of Superboy-Prime! The Black Lanterns have forced Prime to face his deepest and darkest fears, but what - and who - are they? And how will Superboy-Prime strike back after this devastating attack?

    Plus, Conner Kent faces off with Superman's greatest enemy in an exciting co-feature by Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul. That's right: Superboy confronts Lex Luthor!

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jerry Ordway), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul and renamed and renumbered ADVENTURE COMICS #508). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #27

Written by Dan Jurgens

Art and cover by Dan Jurgens& Norm Rapmund

    Black Lantern Ted Kord is out for blood in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue! Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes joins forces with Booster Gold in an attempt to take down Black Lantern Ted Kord once and for all. But the battle will have consequences for the Blue and the Gold, and Booster and Beetle’s lives will be forever changed!

On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DOOM PATROL #5

Written by Keith Giffen; co-feature written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis

Art and cover by Justiniano & Livesay; co-feature art by Kevin Maguire

    The Doom Patrol battle to the death with their former teammates in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in! Faced with the imminent deaths of the entire population of Oolong Island and desperate for options, they abandon their roles as the World’s Strangest Super Heroes and take up their new roles…as live bait.

    Meanwhile, in the Metal Men co-feature, the battle between our robot friends and the living mannequins of The Clique comes to its messy conclusion.

On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S. #11

Written by Tony Bedard

Art by Claude St. Aubin & Scott Hanna

Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

    BLACKEST NIGHT spreads across the galaxy! Super-genius Vril Dox might be the newest Sinestro Corps recruit, but Black Lanterns Harbinger and Stealth still hit the intergalactic renegade right where it hurts! And while we wish we could say that’s the absolute worst thing that happens to Dox in this issue…we can’t.

On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #67

Written by Scott Kolins

Art and cover by Scott Kolins

    Black Lantern Solomon Grundy is out to destroy all monsters in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in! One target has already fallen. But who will be next? And what will it cost Man-Bat?

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #78

Written by J.T. Krul

Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

    An unexpected BLACKEST NIGHT team-up! Ravager has sworn to kill her father Deathstroke. But what happens when they’re forced to fight side-by-side against their dead friends and relatives? Will they kill each other before the Black Lanterns do?

On sale December 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE OUTSIDERS #25

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art by Fernando Pasarin & Jay Leisten

Cover by Tom Mandrake

    The Outsiders’ loved ones are returning from the grave in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in, and the stirring turn of events forces the team to make some difficult choices as they struggle to survive the night and stop the Black Lanterns. But the battle will be a dangerous one, and the repercussions of this issue will be felt throughout the next year!

On sale December 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40

Written by James Robinson

Art and cover by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter

    The JLA can’t escape the BLACKEST NIGHT! Faced with the continuing threat of the Black Lanterns, Zatanna, Vixen and the rest of the team confront their pasts when fallen friends and foes return for blood!

On sale December 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE #4

Written by Kevin Smith

Art by Walter Flanagan & Art Thibert

Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Variant cover by Gene Ha

    As Batman and his mysterious new partner-against-crime successfully tackle the streets of Gotham City, Bruce Wayne’s personal world takes a step to the side as the women in his life force him into an awkward position. Guest-starring Silver St. Cloud, Nightwing, Catwoman and the Outsiders!

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 23 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #694

Written by Tony Daniel

Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea

Cover by Tony Daniel

    While Black Mask and his Ministry of Death struggle to maintain control of Gotham City, The Dark Knight sets his sights on Kittyhawk – a young thief pivotal to the outcome of Black Mask’s gang war. But will a powerful adversary thought long dead spoil all of Batman’s plans? Guest-starring Oracle and the Penguin!

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #860

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by JH Williams III; co-feature art by Cully Hamner

Cover by JH Williams III

Variant cover by Alex Ross

    Batwoman’s origin story concludes here! In “Go!” part 3, Kate Kane becomes Batwoman and goes after a terrorist cell in Gotham, but all does not go according to plan. Plus, in the present, Kate confronts her father about her supposedly dead sister!

    In the co-feature, the Huntress joins The Question in her quest to track down the leaders of the human trafficking ring. But finding them – and bring them to justice – will be harder and more dangerous than either hero thought!

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by JH Williams III), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

AZRAEL #3

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Art by Ramon Bachs & John Stanisci

Cover by Jock

    What if God's justice means taking out one of your own brothers? Can Azrael turn a blind eye toward sins committed during a time of war? And what if those sins come home to roost in Gotham City? Too many questions, and the answers are enough to drive Michael Lane crazy...

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ARKHAM REBORN #3

Written by David Hine

Art by Jeremy Haun

Cover by Frazer Irving

    The nightmare continues as Batman battles Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze and Clayface while the child-killing Raggedy Man gets his just desserts and Dr. Jeremiah Arkham learns the truth behind the Amadeus Code. Nothing is what it seems, and as the layers of madness are stripped away, it’s starting to look like the new Arkham Asylum is one big joke.

On sale December 23 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #7

Written by Paul Dini; co-feature written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs; co-feature art by Jeremy Haun

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

    Paul Dini returns to STREETS OF GOTHAM as Batman and Robin uncover a sinister plot involving dozens of Gotham City’s young runaways. Is Arkham Asylum escapee Humpty Dumpty at the center of the scheme – or is he just the tip of an even more dangerous iceberg? Guest-starring Abuse and Zsasz!

    And in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Kate has finally tracked down Two-Face, she's ready to confront him for the hit he ordered on Gotham’s former D.A. But their confrontation is not going to go the way she planned!

On sale December 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATMAN 80-PAGE GIANT #1

Written by Steve Niles, Ivory Madison, David Tischman, Simon Spurrier and others

Art by Chris Samnee, Clayton Henry, Marcus To, Saleem Crawford and others

Cover by Andy Kubert

    The BATMAN 80-PAGE GIANT features can't-miss action from some of today's premiere up-and-coming talent working on your favorite characters! It's the biggest blizzard of the year, and everyone in Gotham City is doing what they can to help. Find out what Batman, Robin, Alfred, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Veil, Poison Ivy and more get up to when snow brings Gotham City to a standstill!

ONE-SHOT • On sale December 16 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US

BATGIRL #5

Written by Bryan Q. Miller

Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott

Cover by Phil Noto

    It’s Bat vs. Bat in “Core Requirements” part 1! As Gotham City burns, the new Batgirl comes face-to-face with Batman and Robin, who are anything but happy about her running around with a bat-symbol on her costume. Batman confronts Oracle as Damian confronts Stephanie in the ultimate Bat-family feud.

On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #7

Written by Paul Dini

Art and cover by Guillem March

    Catwoman takes charge as the other Sirens fall victim to their most dangerous challenge yet!

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: UNSEEN #5

Written by Doug Moench

Art and cover by Kelley Jones

    The evil of the Invisible Man ends here! In order to stop the unseen Dr. Glass from killing Bruce Wayne, Batman must use the invisibility serum on himself and battle the Invisible Man on his own terms. But will The Dark Knight succumb to the same madness as the Invisible Man? Seeing is believing, but you won’t believe your eyes!

On sale December 2 • 5 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #38-39

Written by Royal McGraw

Art and covers by Marcos Marz

    As the “Blackhawk Down” arc comes to a close, Batman enlists the help of an old friend to take down Gaynor. What he doesn't know is that Gaynor has Lady Blackhawk – and she suddenly doesn't seem to mind! What happened to Zinda to make her turn on her old friends for a former enemy? And can Batman set things right before Gotham City suffers?

Issue #38 on sale December 2; issue #39 on sale December 16

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED ROBIN #7

Written by Christopher Yost

Art by Marcus To & Dexter Vines

Cover by Marcus To & Ray McCarthy

    Tam Fox versus the Council of Spiders! Red Robin and the White Ghost have been tricked, and now only Lucius Fox's daughter is left to defend the League of Assassins! Using her Ivy League education and sorority house training, Tam Fox faces off against two of the most lethal killers on the planet...Goliath and Sac! Can she defeat these villains and save Ra's al Ghul without Red Robin by her side? Most definitely not!

On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #4

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal

Covers by Gary Frank

    While everyone wants something from Metropolis’ first Super Hero, Superman must fight his first Super-Villain – someone who wants everything – the Parasite! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor turns his attention toward The Man of Steel...

    Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continue their bold reinterpretation of the origin of The Man of Steel for the 21st Century!

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary

Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 23 • 4 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ACTION COMICS #884

Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka

Art by Pere Pérez; co-feature art by CAFU

Cover by CAFU

    When Lois tries to run the story that will clear Flamebird and Nightwing once and for all, she finds herself blocked at every turn. With the world’s anti-Kryptonian sentiment escalating to a near-frenzy, not even being General Lane’s daughter will keep her safe!

    Plus, to the shock and horror of Flamebird, the problems with Nightwing’s uncontrolled aging reach a critical juncture! and in part 6 of the new co-feature, Captain Atom squares off against his old adversary Major Force just as some troubling memories start to resurface – one word: Monarch!

On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #695

Written by James Robinson

Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez

Cover by CAFU

    Part 2 of Man of Valor! Metropolis gets a chance to see the new Mon-El in action. But now the stakes are raised even higher and the action escalates as Mon finally goes mano-a-mano against the Parasite! This is a battle that’s been brewing since Mon’s emergence on Earth and now it explodes into the streets and skies of the city.

    Plus, with Mon-El’s secret identity publicly known, how will the Science Police react to him now that they know he’s been living among them all this time? All this plus the return of Natasha Irons and the fate of Steel!

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #10

Written by Greg Rucka & James Robinson

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Gary Frank

Variant cover by Dustin Nguyen

    New Krypton is a planet so fresh, it’s experiencing countless things for the first time. Its first spring. Its first blooms. Its first birth of a child. And now its first homicide. When an important figure in Kandor is murdered, the suspect seems obvious to everyone but Superman. But can he make Zod or the Council believe this is more than an open-and-shut case? And can he uncover the real killer in time to save the life of the accused? It’s a dark mystery, but R.E.B.E.L.S. star Adam Strange arrives in time to help find answers…even though the truth may blow apart the civilized trappings of Kandorian society in the process.

    This action-packed arc leads all the way to the series’ final issue, which itself sets the stage for huge happenings in the DC Universe next summer!

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Dustin Nguyen). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 2 • 10 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #48

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Matt Camp

Cover by Joshua Middleton

    Uh-oh! The Silver Banshee is back in Metropolis! This time she’s after an artifact that could finally break her family’s eternal curse. When Inspector Mike Henderson gets involved, Supergirl is pulled into the conflict! Meanwhile, Lana Lang’s mysterious condition takes a turn for the worse. Will the Girl of Steel be able to save her only two human friends? Join fan-favorite writer Sterling Gates and guest artist Matt Camp (SUPERMAN: SECRET FILES 2009, Zero Killer) to find out!

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD’S FINEST #3

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Jamal Igle

Covers by Phil Noto

    The Toyman has crafted the ultimate killing machine to protect himself from the Kryptonian menace, and Oracle has sent Supergirl and Batgirl to stop it. But when Supergirl faces off against the Kryptonite Man while the new Batgirl takes on Catwoman, they both find themselves in over their heads.This looks like a job for…

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers, both by Phil Noto, that can be ordered separately. Cover A will feature Supergirl. Cover B will feature Batgirl. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 23 • 3 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #30

Written by J. Michael Straczynski

Art and cover by Jesus Saiz

    No evil shall escape Fate! As a man who makes his own rules, headstrong Green Lantern Hal Jordan isn’t a big believer in fate... But he’ll have to put his trust in the Doctor if either man expects to overcome this threat! It’s another thriller from best-seller J. Michael Straczynski (Thor) and sensational artist Jesus Saiz!

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2009 #1

Written by Scott Kolins, Sterling Gates, Amy Wolfram, Fred Van Lente, Jay Faerber, Beau Smith, David Tischman, Jay Torres and others

Art by Scott Kolins, Jeff Lemire, Daniel Liester and others

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

    It’s that time of year! You can’t miss your favorite characters bringing good cheer to all. Even Deadman and B’wana Beast find ways to celebrate the spirit of the season!

ONE-SHOT • On sale December 9 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US

GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #27

Written by Andrew Kreisberg

Art by Renato Guedes & Jose Wilson Magalhaes and Mike Norton & Bill Sienkiewicz

Cover by Ladrönn

    First up: “Five Stages” part 3! Cupid and Green Arrow team up against Black Canary and Green Arrow (?!) just as the mysterious soldiers of Cobalt make Star City their own battlefield!

    And then in the co-feature: Just where did this mysterious second Green Arrow come from? And how is Cobalt connected to his recent past?

On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE GREAT TEN #2

Written by Tony Bedard

Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

    The Old Chinese Gods have returned and they’re out for vengeance! With the citizens of China caught in the middle, the Old Gods battle against the Great Ten, but the super functionaries are no match for the angry, ancient gods, not when one member – the Celestial Archer – chooses to turn against his team and fight alongside the gods!

On sale December 2 • 2 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #50

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and covers by Darwyn Cooke

    Darwyn Cooke illustrates a double-sized anniversary issue as we hit #50! Jonah Hex discovers a secret being kept by Tallulah Black that could change everything Hex is about. But happiness has no place in the life of Jonah Hex, so what kind of tragedy awaits our disfigured gunslinger?

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Darwyn Cooke), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Darwyn Cooke). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 2 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #34

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Travis Moore & Dan Green

Cover by Jesus Merino

    The Justice Society struggles to pick up the pieces after the team’s devastating break up! Regrouping at a new, temporary home base, the smaller team reflects on the recent infiltration of their ranks and how they can protect themselves from another such attack in the future! And why is the new Dr. Fate acting so weird?

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA ALL-STARS #1

Written by Matthew Sturges

Art and cover by Freddie Williams II

Variant cover by Ryan Sook

    An all-new ongoing series! The Justice Society spin off group struggles to pull itself toward some semblance of order after the JSA’s devastating split! New home base, new training methods, new villains – all bringing the JSA All-Stars face-to-“face” with one of their greatest villains again – for the first time! Join writer Matthew Sturges (JUSTICE SOCIETY, JACK OF FABLES) and artist Freddie Williams II (ROBIN) for a new chapter in the JSA legacy.

    Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Freddie Williams II), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ryan Sook). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

MAGOG #4

Written by Keith Giffen

Art by Howard Porter & John Dell

Cover by Glenn Fabry

    Magog’s given up…but the operatives of the shady Flashpoint aren’t buying his possum routine! Still, even if Magog can steal the information he needs to take them down, he might have some explaining to do to the JSA and, worse – to his mother!

On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE MIGHTY #11

Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne

Art by Chris Samnee

Cover by Dave Johnson

    Alpha One has revealed everything to Gabriel Cole – his origin, his methods and his ultimate goal. Will Cole help him to achieve it? Or die trying to stop him? Or will something altogether stranger happen? No matter what road they take, somebody’s going to get hurt!

On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

LOBO: HIGHWAY TO HELL #2

Written by Scott Ian

Art and cover by Sam Keith

    It’s been a long hard road into Hell, but Lobo’s face to face with Satan at last! And make no mistake, he’s going to stab the Devil right in his... adorable... blond-haired... pretty... What the frag?!? This is not what the Main Man was expecting, people! Anthrax icon Scott Ian and warped genius Sam Kieth have clearly lost their minds — join them, won’t you?

On sale December 2 • 2 of 2 • 64 pg, FC, $6.99 US

POWER GIRL #7

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and cover by Amanda Conner

    A blast from the past! The alien Vartox has come to Earth to claim a wife—and her name is Power Girl! PG may have wanted a boyfriend, but not quite like this! The fan-favorite team of Palmiotti, Gray and Conner craft another winner!

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #16

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Peter Nguyen & Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Daniel LuVisi

    The supremely powerful and infinitely dangerous Black Alice returns and she's decided she wants to be a member of the Six – even if someone has to die to make room!

On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED TORNADO # 4

Written by Kevin VanHook

Art by José Luís & J.P.Mayer

Cover by Joe Prado

    Having tricked his "little brother" Red Inferno into joining forces with him, the Red Volcano cuts a swath of mayhem through a military base as he gathers more weapons of mass destruction in his bid for power. Now it's up to Red Tornado and Red Torpedo to stop them! All-out action ensues in this new series from writer Kevin VanHook and artist José Luís!

On sale December 2 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SHIELD #4

Written by Eric Trautmann; co-feature written by Brandon Jerwa

Art by Cliff Richards; co-feature art by Greg Scott

Cover by Sami Basri

    A new mission begins, taking The Shield on a Nazi hunt in the jungles of South America. But there are already complications and an international incident brewing when he encounters the Great Ten!

    Plus, Inferno has finally been cornered by the FBI. Has he run out of room to escape – or will he leap to the top of the Most Wanted list?

On sale December 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE WEB #4

Written by Angela Robinson; co-feature written by John Rozum

Art by Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta; co-feature art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz

Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

    The Web is spinning the widest net possible to bring in Dr. Archer, but someone else may be holding all the cards. Even with the help of his Web Hosts, can The Web hope to catch the ace in the hole, Deuces Wilde?

    Plus, the Hangman continues to battle the strange figure known as the Yokai!

On sale December 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #39

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan

Cover by Aaron Lopresti

    This is it! The secret behind Wonder Woman's new power and the true meaning of the Olympian are revealed right here!

It’s an all-out action issue as Diana faces an old foe with a hideous new face!

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TITANS #20

Written by Mike Johnson

Art by Angel Unzueta & Wayne Faucher

Cover by Angel Unzueta

    Spotlight on Donna Troy! What happens when a young twenty-something woman feels like she grew up too fast and deprived herself of a twenty-something kind of life? As Donna ponders this, the Fearsome Five continue their Titans revenge streak. They picked the wrong time to do it…

On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WARLORD #9

Written by Mike Grell

Art and cover by Mike Grell

    The calm before the storm! A rare quiet moment in Skartaris allows McBane and Alysha to begin coming to terms with their fantastic new home and their newfound warrior friends…but it also allows the devious Kate Archer to enact a horrifying plan for revenge! New loves might be developing in Shamballah, but an evil long dead is being reborn in the Shadow Lands…

On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM SPECIAL

Written by Archie Goodwin, Chuck Dixon and Ed Brubaker

Art by Gene Ha, Scott McDaniel, Pete Woods and others

Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

    Previously offered in DC Direct’s ARKHAM ASYLUM BOX SET, this Special spotlights The Joker, the Penguin and Killer Croc in stories from SHOWCASE ’95 #11, BATMAN CHRONICLES #3, BATMAN #586 and ROBIN #85.

On sale December 9 • 64 pg, FC, $5.99 US

BATMAN: UNDER THE COWL TP

Written by Bill Willingham, Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Chuck Dixon and others

Art by Various

Cover by Andy Kubert

    Don’t miss this new collection featuring stories of different Batmen from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #168, BATMAN #666, BATMAN BEYOND #1, BATMAN #512, DETECTIVE COMICS #665 and TEEN TITANS #18.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

THE CREEPER BY STEVE DITKO HC

Written by Steve Ditko, Don Segall, Dennis O’Neil and Michael Fleischer

Art by Steve Ditko and others

Cover by Steve Ditko

    Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man, struck again in 1968 with the strange hero The Creeper. Now, for the first time, DC collects Ditko’s Creeper epics from SHOWCASE #73, BEWARE THE CREEPER #1-6, 1ST ISSUE SPECIAL #7 and short stories from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #249-255.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 24 • 256 pg, FC, $39.99 US

DEAD ROMEO TP

Written by Jesse Blaze Snider

Art and cover by Ryan Benjamin

    Jonathan Romero was the lead singer of the band The Dead Romeos before mysterious circumstances sent him straight to Hell. Now he’s back on Earth, and he has a choice: Kill his true love and earn his release from eternal damnation — or protect her and burn for eternity. Collecting the hot six-issue miniseries!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 13 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99

DOC SAVAGE: THE SILVER PYRAMID TP

Written by Dennis O’Neil

Art by Adam Kubert and Andy Kubert

Cover by Andy Kubert

    Classic pulp fiction hero Doc Savage stars in this fast-paced tale featuring early work by comics superstars Adam Kubert and Andy Kubert, collected for the first time from the 1987 four-issue miniseries. Doc and his rugged band of assistants are introduced into the modern era as retired heroes – and now, on the eve of an alien invasion triggered by a gang of would-be world conquerors, only Doc Savage’s grown grandchild, Chip, can set things right. But is Chip, a self-professed pacifist, up to the task?

Advance-solicited; on sale January 13 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: SANCTUARY TP

Written by Dwayne McDuffie and Alan Burnett

Art by Ed Benes, Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Van Sciver and others

Cover by Ed Benes

    The Justice League face off with The Suicide Squad when a cabal of Super-Villains turn themselves over to the Super Heroes for protection – much to the chagrin of Amanda Waller and her super-team. This volume collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17-21 and features a tale drawn by THE FLASH: REBIRTH artist Ethan Van Sciver!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 20 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 U

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: STRANGE ADVENTURES TP

Written by Kevin J. Anderson

Art by Barry Kitson and Gary Erskine

Cover by John Watson

    Johnny Thunder wants to become a big-time writer by chronicling the adventures of the JSA. But when a deadly villain called Lord Dynamo appears with a crew of deadly robot zombies, it’s up to Johnny and his mentor, real-life science fiction writer Jack Williamson, to help the rest of the JSA save the day! Collecting the 2004 six-issue miniseries for the first time!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27 • 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S VOL. 1: THE COMING OF STARRO TP

Written by Tony Bedard

Art by Andy Clarke, Claude St. Aubin and Scott Hanna

Cover by Andy Clarke

    In this new title collecting the first six R.E.B.E.L.S issues, Brainiac’s son Vril Dox must recruit a new team to free countless lives across a galaxy. And this time, he's basing his new group on the greatest heroes and villains of the 31st century. But can Dox assemble his team fast enough to stop Starro from conquering the entire universe?

Advance-solicited; on sale January 20 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

SUPERBOY: THE GREATEST TEAM-UPS EVER TOLD TP

Written by Bill Finger, Otto Binder, Jerry Siegel and others

Art by Curt Swan, Al Plastino, John Forte and others

Cover by Alan Davis

    Superboy, the hero who would grow up to become Superman, battles evil alongside some of the world’s greatest heroes in this new collection. Features content from ADVENTURE COMICS #216, 253, 271, 280, SUPERBOY #55, 63, 80, 171, 182 and NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #13.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 20 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: MON-EL VOL. 1 HC

Written by James Robinson, Richard Donner and Geoff Johns

Art by Renato Guedes, Javier Pina, Pablo Raimondi, Jesus Merino, Eric Wight and José Wilson Magalhães

Cover by Andrew Robinson

     Following the startling events of NEW KRYPTON, Earth finds itself without Superman. Luckily, Metropolis still has heroes like Mon-El. But after years of knowing nothing but the solitude of the Phantom Zone, how will Mon-El acclimate himself to society? And the recently returned Guardian has his hands full with his new position in the Science Police. How can they fill Superman's shoes? Collecting SUPERMAN #684-690, ACTION COMICS #874 and elements from ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 3 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

THE SPIRIT BOOK FIVE TP

Written by Michael Uslan, F.J. DeSanto, Dean Motter, Michael Avon Oeming and Mike Ploog

Art by Justiniano, Paul Rivoche, Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Ploog, Walden Wong and Dan Green

Cover by Kevin Nowlan

    The Spirit’s adventures continue in this new title collecting issues #26-32 from his monthly series! Don’t miss The Spirit’s close encounters with Lorelei Rox, Plaster of Paris, the mystic Cormac and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

THE STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC

Written by James Robinson and Jerry Ordway

Art by Tony Harris, Gary Erskine, Matt Smith, Leonard Kirk, Gene Ha, Mike Mignola and others

Cover by Tony Harris

    Jack Knight’s groundbreaking adventures continue as Starman teams up with Batman and Hellboy, then heads into space to find lost hero Will Payton. Collecting STARMAN #39-46, STARMAN 80-PAGE GIANT #1, THE POWER OF SHAZAM #35-36, STARMAN: THE MIST #1 and BATMAN/HELLBOY/STARMAN #1-2.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 17 • 432 pg, FC, $49.99 US

TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 2 TP

Written by Alan Moore, Len Wein, Kurt Busiek and others

Art by Dave Gibbons, Kevin O’Neill and others

Cover by Brian Bolland

    It’s another incredible collection of classic tales of the Corps from the pages of GREEN LANTERN #168, 169, 171-173, 177, 179-183, 185, 187-190 and TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #1, and featuring the work of Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and many others!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

TITANS: OLD FRIENDS TP

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Ian Churchill, Joe Benitez and Julian Lopez

Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

    The former teen heroes known as the Teen Titans are all grown up and under siege in this trade paperback collecting TITANS #1-6 as well as the hard-to-find one-shot TEEN TITANS EAST SPECIAL #1!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US

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