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JUSTICE LEAGUE #8

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by CARLOS D’ANDA

Backup story art by GARY FRANK

Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

1:25 Variant cover by MIKE CHOI

1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

In the five years that the Justice League has been a team, Green Arrow has never once been a member. And he intends to rectify that right here, right now! One member against his candidacy: Aquaman!

Plus, in "The Curse of Shazam" part 2, Billy arrives in his new foster home just as an ancient evil is uncovered halfway across the world.

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #8

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN

Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The plan was for the JLI was to be installed as Earth’s official protective team. But once Breakdown attacked, that all came to a swift and sudden end. Now, as the pall of death and injury hang over the team, all that matters is survival. Featuring the introduction of a surprise new team member!

 

AQUAMAN #8

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

Part 2 of “The Other League”! As a deadly hunter continues his murderous quest for the Atlantean trident, an unknown chapter of Aquaman’s life is revealed! Before he was a part of the Justice League, Aquaman was Arthur, the man from Atlantis, and leader of a mysterious team of adventurers. Armed with weapons forged in Aquaman’s past, these men and women were on their way to becoming the most powerful people on Earth – until it all came crashing down.

 

WONDER WOMAN #8

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO and CLIFF CHIANG

Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

To march on Hell itself, you’re going to need some sensational weapons – and Wonder Woman intends to call in a few family favors to get them! Armor of Hephaestus? Check. The pistols of Eros? Check! But will any of it be enough to wrest an innocent soul from the grasp of Hades? And what does Hermes know that Diana doesn’t…yet?

 

THE FLASH #8

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

1:200 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The Flash gets pulled into the Speed Force that gives him his super-speed powers…and he learns he’s not alone in there! Introducing Turbine, a prisoner of the Speed Force who just wants out – even if it means trading places with The Flash!

 

CAPTAIN ATOM #8

Written by J.T. KRUL

Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II

Cover by MIKE CHOI

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Ever since a tragic accident turned him into the ¸berpowerful Captain Atom, Nathaniel Adam has wanted nothing more than to connect and relate to the people around him again. But coming face-to-face with a future version of himself is not what he had in mind! What is the meaning for this strange encounter? What impending doom is the future Captain Atom trying to avoid? And what exactly is the timestream?!

 

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #8

Written by JOE HARRIS and ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Jason Rusch rockets to Europe to thwart the next Rogue attack, only to find that other Firestorms have beaten him to it! Introducing the all-new Firehawk, France’s own atomic defender, and Hurricane, Great Britain’s officially sanctioned Nuclear Man! Meanwhile, out of the ashes of last issue’s shocking climax, Ronnie Raymond and the Russian Firestorm, Pozhar, begin a long, mutual descent toward the dark underbelly of the Firestorm Protocols. New cowriter Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt) continues this acclaimed series with superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver, who provides another stunning issue of full interior art!

 

GREEN ARROW #8

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art by HARVEY TOLIBAO

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Part two of a three-part story introducing new creative team of Ann Nocenti and Harvey Tolibao!

Green Arrow faces off against the enraged father of three beautiful sisters, which might not seem so unusual for Ollie until you add in the part about being trapped in a frozen tundra with a horde of bloodthirsty, mutating animals. Things aren’t what they seem as Green Arrow must race to uncover the truth about this “family” before he becomes a monster snack – or a frozen corpse!

 

MISTER TERRIFIC #8

Written by ERIC WALLACE

Art by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA and WAYNE FAUCHER

Cover by J.G. JONES

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Guest-starring The Blackhawks! It’s Mister Terrific vs. the technological monstrosity called Digitus – and to destroy his greatest foe yet, Michael may be forced to destroy Holt Industries! But as one enemy is defeated, another rises from a shocking source: the U.S. Government! Also, betrayal rocks Mister Terrific’s life when he discovers that his ex-girlfriend, the mysterious Karen Starr, may be more than she seems.

 

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #8

Written by DAN DIDIO and JERRY ORDWAY

Art by JERRY ORDWAY

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

As more and more of the Challengers of the Unknown are killed in action, the remaining few must press ahead on their quest! They have to uncover the secret behind the talismans they’ve been collecting before Ace and the spirits from the Well of Souls can finish the job that started with the plane crash!

 

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #8

Written by TONY S. DANIEL and JAMES BONNY

Art and cover by PHILIP TAN

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Hawkman has a violent encounter with a past adversary: the beautiful alien shapeshifter Askana, who once tried to kill him! But his time she needs his help, claiming that agents from her homeworld have tracked her to Earth to terminate her. How can Hawkman trust her – or help her?

 

ACTION COMICS #8

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT

Cover by RAGS MORALES

Variant cover by GARY FRANK

1:200 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

It’s the epic 30-page conclusion of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ majestic opening storyline! $3.99 gets you front row seats to the ascension of the DC Universe’s first Super Hero as The Man of Steel goes toe to tentacle with the all-new Brainiac for the final fate of Metropolis!

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

SUPERMAN #8

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS

Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

Superman, agent of the Daemonites?! How has Helspont bent The Man of Steel to his will?

 

SUPERBOY #8

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by SHANE DAVIS

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Well, that rescue mission didn’t go exactly as planned…and things have only gotten worse for Superboy, as N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s plans for him and the Teen Titans take a deadly turn! If he wants to keep his head, he’s gonna have to take down another dangerous young metahuman for them: the bruiser once known as Grunge!

 

SUPERGIRL #8

Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON

Art by GEORGE PEREZ and BOB WIACEK

Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

As the NYPD hunt her down, Supergirl takes refuge with a new friend named Siobhan. While Supergirl may have temporarily escaped her troubles, Siobhan’s are just about to catch up with her: the curse of the Silver Banshee has risen, and this time it’s brought its family with it…

Don’t miss this special issue featuring artwork by comics legend George PÈrez!

 

BATMAN #8

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV

Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

Backup story art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

Variant cover by IAN CHURCHILL

1:200 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Broken and beaten, Bruce Wayne has retreated from Gotham City – the city of Owls – to Wayne Manor. But no place is safe, because the Court is about to strike at the heart of city, and nothing will ever be the same. Be there for the start of the battle for Gotham City’s soul…and the prelude to “The Night of the Owls.”

And in the first chapter of a new backup story, learn the secret history of The Court of Owls – as well as the secrets of Gotham City and the Wayne family!

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #8

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI

1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend, investigative journalist Charlotte Rivers, tries to protect a long-hidden secret even when her own life hangs in the balance. The Scarecrow is after knowledge only she possesses, and he’ll stop at nothing to get it from her. Can Batman uncover Charlotte’s secret past in time to save her future? With the clock ticking and a dose of newly designed fear gas in the air, Batman must first fight his own nightmare as all of Gotham City turns against him.

Plus, don’t miss the start of a new backup story written by Tony S. Daniel and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE)!

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #8

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

A series of disturbing events captivates Gotham City as citizens turn on each other all across town. But when toxicology reports turn up negative, it’s left to Batman to determine the source of the problem, bringing him into an encounter with Tweedledum and Tweedledee at an entrance to the mysterious “Wonderland.” With Jim Gordon occupied on a tragic, high-profile case, and madness beginning to take root across the city, can Batman find the source of it all before it’s too late?

 

BATWING #8

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Batwing vs. Massacre! The culmination of Massacre’s rampage and destruction of Africa’s first team of heroes, The Kingdom! The battle between Batwing and Massacre crashes Gotham City as Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing join the fight in a massive, action-packed rumble you won’t want to miss! And the shocking identity of Massacre is revealed at last!

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN #8

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The “Born To Kill” saga concludes in a storm of fire and water, as Batman and Robin find themselves beaten and battered emotionally, as well as physically, as the fate of NoBody is revealed!

 

BIRDS OF PREY #8

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Rumor has it that Dinah Lance – a.k.a. Black Canary – killed a man with her sonic scream, and she’s been running from the law ever since. But it wasn’t a mere punch that shattered the victim’s skull. Now, something far more dangerous than the law is hell-bent on taking down Black Canary: a cunning enemy who knows her every weakness, both physical and psychological. The only things standing between Dinah and certain death are her friends and teammates: Batgirl, Katana and Starling. But will they still want to protect her after they learn the truth about what she was up to for the past three years?

 

BATWOMAN #8

Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN

Art by AMY REEDER and ROB HUNTER

Cover by AMY REEDER

1:25 B&W Variant cover by AMY REEDER

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

Six lives moving through different points in time, all heading toward a crossroads.

Batwoman faces gnashing teeth, claws and otherworldly powers. But can she defeat the villains of Gotham Harbor?

Maro, an arcane wizard, harnesses violent magics to create the vile creature known as The Hook.

Kate Kane struggles with living multiple lives and how that affects her relationship with Maggie.

Detective Maggie Sawyer transports a double agent named Sune.

Jacob Kane still holds onto hope for a life that he so desperately needs in his.

DEO Agent Cameron Chase covertly aids Batwoman in abducting one of the villain Falchion’s inner circle.

The creative team’s unique take on spy stories continues!

 

BATGIRL #8

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The metahuman thief and killer Grotesque has set his sights on the perfect woman to add to his collection: Batgirl! Also, we reveal the other traumatic incident in Barbara’s life – one you’ve never heard about before! It’s a Gordon family secret that has never been revealed! You must not miss this story!

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Suzie Su is back, and she’s betting a hospital full of hostages will get Red Hood’s attention! If that isn’t enough to keep him and the Outlaws busy, there’s someone waiting in the wings! It’s Tim Drake knocking on Red Hood’s door with a very special package for his estranged “brother.” Don’t miss Red Robin’s cameo this issue, as it ties directly into next month’s “Night of the Owls” Batman event!

 

NIGHTWING #8

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA

Cover by EDDY BARROWS

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

A lead-in to next month’s thrilling “Night of the Owls” Batman event! With the Owls descending upon Gotham City, the fate of the city’s leader rests on the shoulders of Nightwing! But as our hero embarks on a mission to rescue Mayor Hady, just how do Cameron Kane and turn-ofthe-century Gotham City factor in? Plus: the untold story of William Cobb – the Talon who’s hunting Bruce Wayne!

 

CATWOMAN #8

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art by ADRIANA MELO and MARIAH BENES

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Catwoman has a new running buddy named Spark, and together, they’re taking Gotham City – literally! And when these two thieves team up, it’s twice the haul and twice the trouble. Electricity is in the air...

 

GREEN LANTERN #8

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY

Cover by DOUG MAHNKE

Variant cover by DALE KEOWN

1:200 B&W variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

On sale APRIL 11 • 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 more information.

“Secret of the Indigo Tribe” Part 2! On the Indigo homeworld, Hal Jordan and Sinestro are trapped, powerless and on the run – with the entire Indigo Tribe in hot pursuit! Their situation grows even more dire when we learn the Indigos’ deadly secret! Plus: Why Indigo-1 is so interested in Hal’s predecessor, Abin Sur?

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Guardians’ plan to replace the Corps continues to move forward as John Stewart is arrested by the Alpha Lanterns! The terrible truth of John Stewart’s crime has been uncovered by the Corps – and unfortunately for them, John refuses to go quietly.

 

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #8

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

1:25 B&W Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

Betrayed by Sinestro! Arkillo, the most loyal of all the yellow ring wielders, has returned to Korugar only to find the Sinestro Corps is no more! The members of the corps have been rounded up and executed, and the yellow power battery is gone – all at Sinestro’s command! Armed with the dwindling energy of a ring he can no longer recharge, it’s a race against time as Arkillo slaughters his way toward a desperate goal: the birth of a new type of yellow power ring!

 

RED LANTERNS #8

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER

Cover by ED BENES

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Who is it that brings death to all on Ysmault? Jack Moore could not have become a Red Lantern at a more apocalyptic time. But what’s worse: being caught in Atrocitus and Bleez’s civil war, or taking the blame for the infection spreading throughout the Red Lantern Corps? Facing extinction, how long until all the Red Lanterns burn out?

 

SWAMP THING #8

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

1:25 B&W Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

Behold the terrifying true potential of the Swamp Thing – a form so fearsome we couldn’t put it on the cover! The Green sought a warrior king, and now they have one…but will they regret unleashing a being this powerful? And can all that strength save Abigail Arcane from her destiny in the Rot’s clutches?

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #8

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The crossover with I, VAMPIRE heats up as Zatanna and Shade stand alone against an army of single-minded vampires, with their most powerful teammates out of the action! Plus: Constantine and Deadman have gone to the ends of the earth and beyond in search of the only two powers who can put a stop to the bloody rise of Cain – but what they bring back will change the face of sorcery forever! To be concluded in this month’s I, VAMPIRE #8!

 

I, VAMPIRE #8

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

As the Justice League Dark team faces the end of all magic – and perhaps life itself – only one man can challenge the dark force known as Cain: Andrew Bennett. He’s back from the dead, but whose side is he on? Regardless of the answer, nothing will be the same for either series when “Rise of the Vampires” is over!

 

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #8

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WALDEN WONG

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Enter: The Spawn of Frankenstein! As Frankenstein and his estranged wife hunt their demonic offspring across Europe, the secrets that tore them apart are revealed. But when Frank finally comes face to face with his long lost son, the fallout may mean the end of S.H.A.D.E.!

 

ANIMAL MAN #8

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN, STEVE PUGH and JEFF HUET

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

“Animal vs. Man” Part 2! Buddy takes a stand as the horde of Rot-infested animals continues to grow and close in on the Baker family. But the results are disastrous, setting up a chain of events that may lead Maxine right to the Hunters.

 

RESURRECTION MAN #8

Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Someone has been following Mitch Shelley, the Resurrection Man, everywhere he goes. Someone has been keeping tabs on where he’s been and what he’s doing. But who? This story serves as a lead-in to next month’s crossover with SUICIDE SQUAD – and you don’t want to miss that!

 

DEMON KNIGHTS #8

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art by BERNARD CHANG, DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT

Cover by MIKE CHOI

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Just how exactly did Madame Xanadu become the paramour of both Jason Blood and Etrigan, the foul demon trapped inside him? On the road to Alba Sarum, there’s nothing but time for tall tales…and this one’s as unbelievable as they come! Featuring guest art by Bernard Chang (DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS)!

 

STORMWATCH #8

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Art by IGNACIO CALERO

Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

Apollo has fallen – and the invasion of the gravity miners rages on! As the Earth ruptures from within, Stormwatch must scramble to unravel the mystery of the unstoppable gravity miners, creatures so alien they defy the laws of science! In Stormwatch’s most desperate moment, what secret from Martian Manhunter’s past offers the first ray of hope in this war?

 

O.M.A.C. #8

Written by DAN DIDIO

Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

The end is here! It’s the battle we’ve all been waiting for: Checkmate vs. Brother Eye! Maxwell Lord leads an all-out counter attack against Brother Eye and O.M.A.C.! Don’t miss the shocking ending!

 

DEATHSTROKE #8

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT

Cover by JASON FABOK

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

As Slade Wilson recovers from the events of last issue, his past and future converge in the form of a bounce-back mission that reminds him why he started down the path as a mercenary to begin with. While Slade weighs whether or not to soldier on, the story of his childhood, military enrollment and first mission as Deathstroke is explored!

 

GRIFTER #8

Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON

Art and cover by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Daemonites have taken everything from Cole Cash, and now the world’s greatest con artist will find himself the victim of an absolutely alien grift, forcing him to make a choice: die at their blue hands, or kill his own brother. Cole will fight his way to his own finish line in the streets of Paris, amid the fires of burning alien bodies.

 

VOODOO #8

Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON

Art by SAMI BASRI

Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

It’s all been building to this! Black Razor Agent Fallon has finally tracked down Voodoo and has her cornered! Now it’s time for revenge. But Voodoo knows the truth of her own origins and will decide if she’s going to be a hero – or a villain. Don’t miss the blockbuster battle between Voodoo…and Voodoo!

 

SUICIDE SQUAD #8

Written by ADAM GLASS

Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

“The Hunt for Harley Quinn” aftermath! As the surviving Squad members attempt to recover from their disastrous Gotham City mission, we learn a dark secret that has been festering in the team since issue #1: a traitor stalks the Suicide Squad! The saboteur’s mission: Assassinate Amanda Waller, expose the Squad and leave Task Force X in ruins! The fuse is lit to the first great mystery of 2012: Who is the Suicide Assassin?

 

BLACKHAWKS #8

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art by CAFU and BIT

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Mother Machine is back – and she’s striking at the team’s beating heart! The Blackhawks barely survived their last encounter with the woman of tomorrow. This time, the body count will be staggering! Will there be anyone left to pick up the pieces, or are the Blackhawks’ wings clipped for good?

 

MEN OF WAR #8

Written by JEFF LEMIRE and MATT KINDT

Art by TOM DERENICK

Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV

On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE

Frankenstein guest-stars! Frank walks through a rain of bombs over 1941 London before being dragged to the depths of the Pacific Ocean and onto the shores of Japan! Will he make it there in one piece so he can team up with G.I. Robot to defeat an Axis weapon that threatens to turn the tide of the war? Frankenstein’s success will hinge on the help of a four-armed super-spy assassin working in the shadows. It’s espionage and monster mayhem straight out of the pages of FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. in this weird tale of World War II!

 

ALL-STAR WESTERN #8

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by MORITAT, PATRICK SCHERBERGER and DAN GREEN

Cover by LADRONN

On sale APRIL 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

Amadeus Arkham has been arrested in a New Orleans opium den! Jonah Hex has joined an anarchist group called the August 7! Nighthawk and Cinnamon are nowhere to be found, and they’re the ones who dragged Hex and Arkham into this conflict in the first place! But someone must have a plan, right? Right??

Plus: Being trained by a samurai in the desert might have been a strange beginning for a cowgirl vigilante, but Nighthawk and Cinnamon are in for an even stranger twist as they search for a way out of this trap!

 

TEEN TITANS #8

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

In the aftermath of the Teen Titans’ assault on N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s headquarters, there’s no time to celebrate because Wonder Girl is missing! Red Robin desperately tries to find her, but he’s got his hands full, as Superboy has announced his decision to lead the team, Solstice is still dealing with the devastating revelations about her past and Kid Flash is getting glimpses of a dangerous future that he thinks he recognizes!

 

HAWK AND DOVE #8

Written by ROB LIEFELD

Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Rob Liefeld writes and illustrates this intense issue as Hawk and Dove face down the mysterious Hunter! Secrets are revealed and lines are crossed in an epic you have to see to believe! The race is on as Dove battles the Hunter’s lethal poison and Hawk desperately seeks a cure! Could this be the end for Hawk and Dove?

 

STATIC SHOCK #8

Written by MARC BERNARDIN

Art by SCOTT McDANIEL and ANDY OWENS

Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH and LE BEAU UNDERWOOD

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Static has faced some of the most merciless and deadly villains that both New York City and Dakota City have to offer, but now he finds himself face-to-face with a woman who holds his future in her hands and has the power to destroy it: the school psychologist! In one conversation that covers his new life in NYC and the life he left behind, we’ll get new insights into what makes Virgil Hawkins tick. And maybe Virgil hasn’t been as careful at hiding his secret identity as he thought.

 

BLUE BEETLE #8

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Blue Beetle: Runaway! Following the tragic events of BLUE BEETLE #6 and 7, Beetle has abandoned his friends, family and home, setting out on a path that brings him to New York City. As Beetle struggles with the curse of the scarab that is the source of his powers, a loathsome threat emerges – a predator who stalks runaway children. Just when he thought his life couldn’t get any worse…well, welcome to New York, Blue Beetle!

 

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by STEVE LIGHTLE and YILDIRAY CINAR

Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Classic Legion artist Steve Lightle returns, along with recent Legion artist Yildiray Cinar! In a tale illustrated by Lightle, Invisible Kid must chase down a set of thieves who’ve gotten their hands on some of the most dangerous technology in the universe…tech that could result in a new dawn for an old adversary!

And in “Founder’s Night,” Yildiray Cinar returns for a story of Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad, the three founding Legionnaires, reunited for a rare night off in 31st-century Istanbul!

 

LEGION LOST #8

Written by TOM DeFALCO

Art and cover by PETE WOODS

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The lead-up to next month’s game-changing TEEN TITANS/SUPERBOY/LEGION LOST crossover starts here! Rose Wilson and the Ravagers of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. attack our lost Legionnaires for a battle royale! When the smoke clears, the Legion won’t like what they see…

 

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #3

Written by J.T. KRUL, ADAM BEECHEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN

Art by HOWARD PORTER, NORM BREYFOGLE, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Cover by HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY

On sale APRIL 18 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

In the debut of SUPERMAN BEYOND, The Man of Tomorrow returns home to an unfamiliar City of Tomorrow patrolled by super-powered police officers. With most of his loved ones gone, he wonders if Superman has a place in this new world. But time and death hold no meaning for a foe who has set a plan in motion to destroy the Man of Steel once and for all!

In BATMAN BEYOND, Russian criminals have taken Mad Stan’s dog and Stan will stop at nothing to get them, even if it means blowing up all of Gotham City in the process. As if Terry doesn’t have enough to handle, his girlfriend comes to him with shocking news about her brother.

In JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND, the team works to break the brainwashing Micron underwent, while getting a valuable history lesson from Amanda Waller...but will it help them discover Kobra’s plot in time to save the world?

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #1

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS

Based on a teleplay by MARLY HALPERN-GRASER

Story by MARLY HALPERN-GRASER, PAUL CROKER and SEFTON HILL

Art by MIKE MILLER

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale APRIL 11 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Spinning directly out of the hit video game BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, this new series explores the world behind the game in stories focusing on both heroes and villains and how their roles in ARKHAM CITY. A prequel to the game created with the developer, Rocksteady, this first issue features content previously available only as a digital released and explores the Catwoman/Two-Face rivalry and how it leads them into the clutches of Hugo Strange.

 

NIGHT FORCE #2

Written by MARV WOLFMAN

Art by TOM MANDRAKE

Cover by LEONARDO MANCO

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

Baron Winters travels back in time to try and learn who is behind the siege against him. And the new Night Force recruit, policeman James Duffy, jumps back to his own past, revisiting the horrifying moment when the same enemy attacked his father.

 

BATMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 2 #7

Written by NEAL ADAMS

Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS

1:10 B&W Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. For more details, see the Previews Order Form.

On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, 7 of 7, $3.99 US • RATED T

You’re about to see the event you never expected to see! Has Batman learned the lesson he was destined to learn? The Sensei, a warrior of the highest caliber, can be defeated only by an act Batman swore he would never commit. Can Bruce Wayne, the Dark Knight detective, put aside his morality for the sake of his city, his world, and the people closest to him? Or is this the last moment for Batman?

 

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #6

Written by NICK SPENCER

Backup story written by MICHAEL USLAN

Art by WES CRAIG, CAFU and BIT

Backup story art by TREVOR McCARTHY

Cover by CAFU

On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

When they were first recruited, the

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent were asked if they would rather “burn out or fade away.” Well, now it’s “burn out” time. Original T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS artist CAFU returns to help Nick Spencer and Wes Craig bring this twisted tale of murder, espionage and doomed heroics to its thunderous conclusion. Everything from the first panel of the first issue of the first volume has been building to this issue – Do not miss it!

Plus: In this issue’s backup story, the Undersea Agent finds himself in the bone-dry deserts of Texas fighting Nazis and imminent dehydration!

 

THE SHADE #7

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by JAVIER PULIDO

Cover by TONY HARRIS

1:10 Variant cover by JAVIER PULIDO

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. For more details, see the Previews Order Form.

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T+

The Shade, with his new allies La Sangre and Montpelier, must stop The Inquisitor from enacting his doomsday plan to literally bring hell to Earth. Plus: your first glimpse of the men responsible for the creation of The Shade! 

The remainder of the DC Comics' April 2011 solicitations follow after the Facebook plug-in...

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BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 1 – FACES OF DEATH HC

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art by TONY S. DANIEL, RYAN WINN and

SANDU FLOREA

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

On sale JUNE 6 • 176 pg, FC, $22.99 US

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics – The New 52 event, DETECTIVE COMICS is relaunched for the first time! With the first seven hard-hitting issues from acclaimed writer/artist Tony S. Daniel, Bruce Wayne returns as Batman – and sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with TV journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings. But time is running out as Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the secret of the dread Dollmaker!

 

BATWOMAN VOL. 1: HYDROLOGY HC

Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN

Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III and AMY REEDER

Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

On sale JUNE 13 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics – The New 52, Batwoman’s new series begins from the team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman with this title collecting issues #0-5!

Who or what is stealing children from the barrio, and for what vile purpose? Will Kate train her cousin, Bette Kane (a.k.a. Flamebird), as her sidekick? How will she handle unsettling revelations about her father, Colonel Jacob Kane? And why is a certain government agency suddenly taking an interest in her? These are some of the questions that will be answered in these spectacular stories!

 

CATWOMAN VOL. 1: THE GAME TP

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale MAY 16 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Collecting the first six issues of the DC Comics – The New 52 series! Meet Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. She’s addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can’t help herself, and the truth is – she doesn’t want to. She’s good at being bad, and very bad at being good. But this time, Selina steals from the wrong man, and now he’s got her. He wants his stuff back, he wants answers and he wants blood. Writer Judd Winick begins a new chapter for CATWOMAN – let’s hope she makes it out alive!

 

ANIMAL MAN VOL. 1: THE HUNT TP

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN, JEFF HUET and JOHN PAUL LEON

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

On sale MAY 2 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

One of the breakout hits from DC Comics – The New 52! In these tales from issues #1-6 of the new series, Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy and Maxine begin a journey into the heart of The Red. Don’t miss the amazing series from writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)!

 

GREEN ARROW VOL. 1: THE MIDAS TOUCH TP

Written by J.T. KRUL, KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS

Art by DAN JURGENS, GEORGE PEREZ and RAY McCARTHY

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale MAY 30 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In this title collecting the first six issues of the DC Comics – The New 52 event, Oliver Queen is armed with cutting-edge weaponry and illegally gained intel (courtesy of his team at QCore)! As Green Arrow, he’s shooting first and asking questions later as he travels the world to bring outlaws to justice...and breaking every law there is in the process.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 1: THE SIGNAL MASTERS TP

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by AARON LOPRESTI, MATT RYAN and MARCO CASTIELLO

Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

On sale MAY 9 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In this title collecting the first six issues of the DC Comics – The New 52 series, the United Nations brings together Batman, Booster Gold, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, August General in Iron, Fire, Ice, Vixen and Rocket Red to form a new group called Justice League International! With the growing presence of super beings around the world, the JLI are charged with promoting unity and trust. But can they discover the mystery behind the giant alien Signalmen who are appearing all over the globe without killing each other first?

 

ABSOLUTE GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS, DAVE GIBBONS and PETER J. TOMASI

Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER, IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ANGEL UNZUETA, OCLAIR ALBERT, PRENTIS ROLLINS and DREW GERACI

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 368 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99.99 US

This massive, slipcased edition collects GREEN LANTERN #21-25, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14-19 and GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL #1! Sinestro – Hal Jordan’s former mentor and archnemesis – has gathered an army of soldiers fueled by the fear they instill in others, including Arkillo, Karu-Sil, the Cyborg- Superman and more of the most terrifying villains the universe has ever seen!

 

STORMWATCH VOL. 1: THE DARK SIDE TP

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA and AL BARRIONUEVO

Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

On sale MAY 23 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Stormwatch returns in this DC Comics – The New 52 title collecting the first six issues of the team’s new series! Jack Hawksmoor, Midnighter, Apollo, The Engineer and Martian Manhunter comprise a dangerous super human police force whose existence is kept secret from the world. This covert team of sci-fi super heroes must battle the Earth’s moon itself and find a way to hide its monstrous metamorphosis from the rest of the Earth! Featuring writing from Doctor Who and SUPERMAN: THE BLACK RING scribe Paul Cornell, and art from rising star Miguel Sepulveda.

 

THE INFINITE CRISIS OMNIBUS HC

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM, DAVE GIBBONS, GEOFF JOHNS, GREG RUCKA and JUDD WINICK

Art by JUSTINIANO, RON WAGNER, IVAN REIS, MARCO CAMPOS, JOE PRADO, MICHAEL BAIR, JACK JADSON, JOE BENNETT, RAGS MORALES, JESUS SAIZ, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, PHIL JIMENEZ, ANDY LANNING, CLIFF RICHARDS, DAVID LOPEZ, TOM DERENICK, KARL KERSCHL and others

Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

On sale JUNE 27 • 1,152 pg, FC, $150.00 US

This incredible omnibus hardcover collects the many titles from the 2005 event that rocked the DC Universe, including DAY OF VENGEANCE #1-6, the DAY OF VENGEANCE INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, RANN/THANAGAR WAR #1-6, RANN/THANAGAR WAR INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, THE OMAC PROJECT #1-5, DC COUNTDOWN #1 and WONDER WOMAN #219.

OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting, and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth’s three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It’s the DCU’s darkest day, and long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the universe...at any cost.

 

GREEN LANTERN: BRIGHTEST DAY TP

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by DOUG MAHNKE, SHANE DAVIS and CHRISTIAN ALAMY

Cover by DOUG MAHNKE

On sale MAY 16 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Exploding out of BLACKEST NIGHT comes the next exciting chapter in the Green Lantern mythos: “New Guardians,” from issues #53-62 of the hit series! Forced to band together during the rise of the Black Lanterns, Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Carol Ferris, Saint Walker, Atrocitus, Indigo-1 and Larfleeze must agree to disagree if their next mission is to succeed. But when one of the strangest beings from Green Lantern’s past returns, the future of the Lanterns and the universe at large once again falls into question.

 

BATMAN: THE BLACK GLOVE DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art by ANDY KUBERT, J.H. WILLIAMS III, TONY S. DANIEL, JOHN VAN FLEET, RYAN BENJAMIN, JESSE DELPERDANG, JONATHAN GLAPION and SANDU FLOREA

Cover by ANDY KUBERT

Retailers: This item is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

RESOLICIT • On sale JUNE 20 • 384 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US

Comic-book legend Grant Morrison (ACTION COMICS) joins forces with top artists including Andy Kubert (FLASHPOINT), J.H. Williams III (BATWOMAN) and Tony S. Daniel (DETECTIVE COMICS) in this deluxe hardcover collecting BATMAN #655-658, 663-669 and 672-675! First, Batman receives the greatest shock of his life when he discovers that he has a son. And sparks fly when Damian is introduced to Robin, the Boy Wonder. Which young hero will carry on the legacy as Gotham City’s protector? Then, Batman and a group of global heroes face a killer on a mysterious island, and Batman relives an adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne: the hunt for his parents’ killer.

 

BRIGHTEST DAY VOL. 2 TP

Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI

Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO

Cover by DAVID FINCH and SCOTT WILLIAMS

On sale MAY 9 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Once dead, twelve heroes and villains were resurrected by a white light from deep within the earth. Now, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, Captain Boomerang and Zoom must discover the mysterious reason behind their return and uncover the secret that binds them all.

In this second volume, collecting issues #8-16 of the series, learn whether Deadman is truly destined to wield the White Lantern and who the new Aqualad is. Plus, Firestorm’s dueling alter egos take a bizarre journey, while Martian Manhunter returns to Mars to learn about the strange creature that is stalking him.

 

BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME TP

Written by VARIOUS • Art by VARIOUS • Cover by SHANE DAVIS

On sale MAY 16 • 200 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Now in trade paperback, this title collects the eight BRUCE WAYNE: THE ROAD HOME specials: BATMAN & ROBIN #1, RED ROBIN #1, BATGIRL #1, OUTSIDERS #1, CATWOMAN #1, ORACLE #1, COMMISSIONER GORDON #1 and RA’S AL GHUL #1 as Batman returns to Gotham City.

 

BATMAN: PREY TP

Written by DOUG MOENCH • Art by PAUL GULACY, TERRY AUSTIN and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Cover by PAUL GULACY and TERRY AUSTIN

On sale MAY 30 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US

From the pages of LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #11-15 and 137-141! Batman must confront the sinister Dr. Hugo Strange, a man with a deadly secret who is determined to kill the Dark Knight. Who is the fearsome Night Scourge, and what is his link to the GCPD? And how does Catwoman fit into all this?

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN: BATMAN AND ROBIN MUST DIE TP

Written by GRANT MORRISON • Art by CAMERON STEWART, FRAZER IRVING and DAVID FINCH • Cover by FRANK QUITELY

On sale MAY 2 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US

In this volume collecting BATMAN AND ROBIN #13-16 and BATMAN: THE RETURN #1, the new Batman and Robin must deal with the return of The Joker, then face the final confrontation with The Black Glove. Plus: What happens to Dick Grayson after the “real” Batman returns?

 

BLACKEST NIGHT SPECIAL EDITION #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS • Art and cover by PHILIP TAN

On sale APRIL 11 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #40-41, two key chapters from the BLACKEST NIGHT saga, are reprinted in this new special, previously available only in the DC Direct BLACKEST NIGHT ACTION FIGURE BOX SET.

 

CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN OMNIBUS BY JACK KIRBY HC

Written by DAVE WOOD and JACK KIRBY • Art by JACK KIRBY, WALLACE WOOD, MARVIN STEIN and others • Cover by JACK KIRBY

On sale JUNE 20 • 320 pg, FC, $39.99 US

Now in one amazing volume collecting SHOWCASE 6, 7, 11 and 12 and CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #1-8, these are the original 1950s tales of four death defying adventurers and their incredible exploits.

 

SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC

Written by ROBERT KANIGHER • Art and cover by JOE KUBERT

ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 256 pg, FC,

$59.99 US

In this new, high-quality archive collecting tales from OUR ARMY AT WAR #126-139, Sgt. Rock battles a German sergeant who is his opposite number, protects a young war refugee, clashes with other Army sergeants, attempts to rescue a captured soldier and more.

 

DC UNIVERSE: LEGACIES TP

Written by LEN WEIN • Art by SCOTT KOLINS, ANDY KUBERT, JOE KUBERT, GEORGE PEREZ, J.H. WILLIAMS III and others

Cover by ANDY KUBERT and JOE KUBERT

On sale MAY 9 • 336 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Acclaimed writer Len Wein chronicles the DC Universe’s epic history in this title spanning five generations of heroes starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Justice League of America, The Teen Titans and more. Collecting the ten-issue miniseries!

 

LEGION LOST TP

Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING • Art by OLIVIER COIPEL, PASCAL ALIXE and ANDY LANNING • Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

On sale MAY 30 • 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US

The Legion of Super-Heroes finds itself stranded in a distant galaxy, on the home planet of the vicious alien race known as the Progeny, in this new hardcover collecting the cult favorite 12-issue epic. While some of our heroes struggle to repair their damaged spaceship, the rest attempt to forge an alliance with the peaceful Kwai.

 

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SEA DEVILS VOL. 1 TP

Written by ROBERT KANIGHER, BOB HANEY and others • Art by RUSS HEATH, IRV NOVICK, GENE COLAN and others • Cover by RUSS HEATH

On sale MAY 23 • 512 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

In these stories from SHOWCASE #27-29 and SEA DEVILS #1-16, the Sea Devils battle creatures beneath the waves including The Octopus-Man, the Undersea Ghost, The Flame-Headed Watchman and more.

 

STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 TP

Written by JAMES ROBINSON • Art by TONY HARRIS, WADE VON GRAWBADGER and others • Cover by TONY HARRIS

On sale MAY 30 • 448 pg, FC, $29.99 US

The first volume of the series collecting the classic super hero series of the 1990s is now available in trade paperback. In these stories from issues #0-16 of the hit series, Jack Knight – antiques collector and dealer – inherits the name and powers of his father’s old Starman identity from his older brother, who has been assassinated.

 

SUPERMAN: GROUNDED VOL. 1 TP

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and G. WILLOW WILSON

Art by EDDY BARROWS, J.P. MAYER and LEANDRO OLIVEIRA

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

On sale MAY 9 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Top comics writer J. Michael Straczynski takes Superman on a journey across the U.S., originally presented in SUPERMAN #700-706. After the devastating events of WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, Superman looks to reconnect with the roots of his mission by crossing the U.S. on foot.

BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL VOL. 2: KNIGHTQUEST TP NEW EDITION

 

Written by CHUCK DIXON, ALAN GRANT, DOUG MOENCH and others

Art by VARIOUS • Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.

On sale May 23 • 656 pg, FC, $29.99 US

Batman battles Bane in this second KNIGHTFALL new edition, featuring many chapters that were not including in the previous edition! Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #667-675, BATMAN #501-508, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #19-28, CATWOMAN #6-7 and ROBIN #7!

 

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #1

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

It’s the first issue of the monthly series inspired by the new Cartoon Network series!

Hal Jordan faces his greatest challenge onboard the Interceptor when he faces off against a captured Red Lantern and his own mentor, Kilowog! Has their trip to the outer reaches of Guardian space driven Kilowog mad? Has their rage-filled prisoner influenced him to rebel against the Guardians’ will? Hal can’t believe his eyes, and neither will you!

 

YOUNG JUSTICE #15

Written by KEVIN HOPPS and GREG WEISMAN

Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Ocean-Master’s plan to purify Atlantis brings Aqualad to death’s door and forces his former schoolmates to choose sides. Can even Superboy and Ms. Martian help him?

 

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #20

Written by SCOTT GROSS • Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Scooby and the gang love Italian food – and when this saucy group finds out that their favorite place is haunted, it really cheeses them off! Can they pasta-bly get to the bottom of this mystery?

 

LOONEY TUNES #206

Written by SHOLLY FISCH • Art and cover by WALTER CARZON

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

If Sylvester had one wish, it would be to get his hands on Tweety! But when he becomes a genie himself, he makes Tweety’s wishes come true. Little does he know, Tweety’s real wish is to have Sylvester as far away from him as possible!

MAD MAGAZINE #515

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

On sale APRIL 25 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

Tax Day has come and gone! Now, kick back and celebrate with the new issue of MAD! It’s nearly as funny as your 1040 – and just as EZ!

 

UNCHARTED #6

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by SERGIO SANDOVAL and POL GAS • Cover by MICO SUAYAN

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $2.99 US

The exciting finale to the comic based on the hit PS3 game! As the underground city of Agartha collapses around them, Drake, Chloe and Sully race to escape. But before they can, Chloe has one more surprise for Drake!

 

GEARS OF WAR #23

Written by KAREN TRAVISS • Art by POP MHAN • Cover by COLIN WILSON

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Part 5 of “Dirty Little Secrets.” Colonel Hoffman now heads up an outpost of Gears and civilians in the historic location of Anvil Gate. Sgt. Bernie Mataki takes point on finding food and supplies, but her excursions lead to tense encounters with local, hostile Stranded.

 

GET JIRO! HC

Written by ANTHONY BOURDAIN and JOEL ROSE

Art and cover by LANGDON FOSS

On sale JUNE 27 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

Don’t miss this original graphic novel from Anthony Bourdain, renowned chef, New York Times bestselling author (Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw) and star of the Emmy-winning hit travel show No Reservations and the brand new series The Layover! Co-written with Joel Rose (LA PACIFICA, Kill Kill Faster Faster) this stylized send-up of food culture and society features spectacular detailed and dynamic art by Langdon Foss.

In a not-too-distant future of food obsessed L.A., where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurant, Jiro, a renegade and ruthless sushi chef arrives in town with strong ideas of his own. It’s a bloody culinary war of epic proportions, and in the end, no chef may be left alive!

 

SAUCER COUNTRY #2

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art and cover by RYAN KELLY

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Arcadia Alvarado is the Governor of New Mexico, she’s running for President, and she just released a bombshell: She was abducted by aliens. As her campaign tries to deal with this startling new information, they must seek help from a disgraced Harvard UFO-ologist who might not be completely sane. The West Wing meets The X-Files in an adventure through the strange and fascinating world of UFO mythology.

 

FAIREST #2

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art and cover by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Okay, so Sleeping Beauty has been awakened again by true love’s kiss. But hold on! The thief Ali Baba doesn’t seem a likely candidate for knowing true love from a day-old cruller. So how did this kiss work? We proudly present thrills and chills – and since the Snow Queen is involved, we do mean chills – along with mathematical proof of what does and does not constitute true love.

 

FABLES #116

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA

Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS

Cover by JOAO RUAS

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

In part three of “Cubs in Toyland,” we clear up a little problem with the title. It’s called “Cubs,” plural, “in Toyland” but so far it’s only poor Therese who’s trapped there. How do we fix this? Enter the daring young cub named Dare! He’s found a back door into the lost land with the help of one clockwork tiger. He’s determined to rescue his sister, and as the military folks say, “Who dares wins!”

 

FABLES VOL. 1: LEGENDS IN EXILE TP NEW EDITION

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by LAN MEDINA, STEVE LEIALOHA and CRAIG HAMILTON

New cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM

On sale MAY 9 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US• MATURE READERS

It’s a new edition of the classic first FABLES collection featuring issues #1-5 of the awardwinning series, with updated trade dress!

This first FABLES volume introduces Fabletown, and the murder mystery of Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red. It’s up to Bigby, Fabletown’s sheriff, and a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the culprit is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

This new edition features a brand-new painted cover by Mark Buckingham, as well as the short FABLES comic from PETER & MAX, presented here for the first time in color! VERTIGO

 

THE NEW DEADWARDIANS #2

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Someone is killing the dead! Inspector Suttle’s investigation continues as he pursues the identity of the victim and attempts to determine the method of murder. But he must work circumspectly, because the answers he is seeking are literally matters of life and death, and they will rock the very cornerstones of Deadwardian Society.

 

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU, VOODOO CHILD #2

Written by SELWYN SEFU HINDS

Art by DENYS COWAN and JOHN FLOYD

Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Still reeling from her bloody introduction to the supernatural horrors of New Orleans, Dominique gains an unexpected ally when she’s rescued by the shade of a long-dead prize-fighting jazz drummer. Finally, she begins to make sense of her insane new reality. But between her and the truth, there’s a whole mess of trouble: New Orleans’ lost souls, the unearthly hunters of an enraged demigod, and the descending blade of a killer in the shadows.

 

DEADENDERS TP

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Art by WARREN PLEECE, RICHARD CASE, JAY STEPHENS and CAMERON STEWART

Cover by PHILIP BOND

On sale MAY 16 • 392 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this stylish science fiction epic from award-winning writer Ed Brubaker, a drug-dealing car thief must discover the secret behind his visions to save the world. Twenty years after the devastating Cataclysm, society has been separated into sectors in which the rich are able to enjoy machine-generated weather and sunlight while the poor are forced to live an eternally dank and dark existence. Banished to the dismal Sector 5, the angst-ridden Beezer discovers that the corrupt city police are hunting him because of his experiential visions of a pre-apocalyptic world. Now Earth’s reluctant savior must learn his true origin and the meaning of his visions before he is captured and killed.

For the first time, Vertigo collects the entire sixteen-issue run of DEADENDERS, along with a tale from WINTER’S EDGE #3.

 

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 2 TP

Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and MATEUS SANTOLUCO • Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale MAY 2 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this title collecting issues #6-11 of the hit series, it’s Las Vegas circa 1935, and Skinner Sweet and our gal Pearl must learn the hard way that the bloodsuckers in Hollywood were nothing compared to the ones in Sin City.

 

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #26

Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Guest art by ROGER CRUZ

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Calvin Poole survived the “Ghost War” in the Pacific, but he returns to America with a secret: He’s now an American vampire like Skinner and Pearl! And when he travels to a small town in Alabama to see his brother, he learns he’s not the only one with a secret. The 2-part tale“The Nocturnes,” starts with incredible guest-artist Roger Cruz!

 

HELLBLAZER #290

Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI • Cover by SIMON BISLEY

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The First of the Fallen wants the soul of London gangster Terry Greaves – and Terry blames John Constantine for an attack on his strip club. Can Constantine avoid a beating? And how will he placate the angry spirit of his dead sister? Lost souls, sentimental psychopaths and a plan to mess up an old enemy collide in “Another Season in Hell,” part 4.

 

iZOMBIE #24

Written by CHRIS ROBERSON • Guest art by JIM RUGG

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Kennedy, leader of the Dead Presidents, is in the spotlight as we travel back to the 1970s, when she was new to life as an undead secret agent. Investigating some weird business surrounding a rock band takes an unexpected turn – revealing secrets that will have serious repercussions in the present day for our zombie heroine, Gwen.

 

NORTHLANDERS #50

Written by BRIAN WOOD

Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ

Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Final issue • MATURE READERS

“The Icelandic Trilogy” concludes with “Waygone,” rounding off the epic, centuries-spanning tale of the Haukssons, Iceland’s notorious organized crime family, also bringing Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed series to an end.

 

SPACEMAN #6

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by EDUARDO RISSO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Orson is on the run from the cops with the kidnapped Tara. And things just got worse with a bounty hunter on his tail who has a connection to Orson’s life on Mars.

 

STIEG LARSSON’S THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO SPECIAL

Written by DENISE MINA

Art by LEONARDO MANCO and ANDREA MUTTI

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, FREE! MATURE READERS

RETAILERS: Please see the Previews order form for pricing information.

Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, don’t miss this FREE advance look at the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best-selling thriller!

This opening chapter introduces the dark mystery of the Vanger family, as disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to uncover the truth behind a teenage girl’s disappearance over forty years ago. But before Blomkvist can take on the case, he’s going to be thoroughly investigated by hacker extraordinaire Lisbeth Salander...

 

THE UNWRITTEN #36

Written by MIKE CAREY • Art by PETER GROSS and RUFUS DAYGLO

Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The war of words is over, and the aftermath is worse than anyone could have imagined. A great tide of chaos is sweeping through all the places that never existed, overwhelming old friends and enemies alike, and sparing neither man nor...rabbit?

 

SCALPED #58

Written by JASON AARON • Art by R.M. GUERA • Cover by JOCK

On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Only three more issues of SCALPED left! And no one is safe. Most especially Dash Bad Horse, as all of his sins finally CATCH up to him.

 

THE SANDMAN VOL. 9: THE KINDLY ONES TP NEW EDITION

Written by NEIL GAIMAN • Art by MARC HEMPEL, D’ISRAELI, TEDDY

KRISTIANSEN, CHARLES VESS and others • Cover by DAVE McKEAN

On sale MAY 2 • 320 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

A new edition of the classic title reprinting issues #57-69 of THE SANDMAN and “The Castle” from VERTIGO JAM, with pivotal events that laid the groundwork for the finale of THE SANDMAN.

 

SWEET TOOTH #32

Written by JEFF LEMIRE • Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE

On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

With Jepperd held captive in the woods, it’s up to Gus to save the day. But can our little antlered boy rise to the challenge? “Unnatural Habitats” roars to its shocking conclusion – and not all of our heroes will make it out of the dam alive!

 

DC COMICS – THE NEW 52: JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE

6.75” h

DC Comics – The New DC 52 was THE entertainment story of 2011! Now comes the first figure in an ongoing line based on Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s best-selling JUSTICE LEAGUE! Leading the way is the revamped Batman, wearing a unique take on the classic costume as designed by Lee and still putting fear into the heart of criminals everywhere!

* Action Figures * PI • On Sale May 2, 2012

 

COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE: RAVEN PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED BY ADAM HUGHES

SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

MISTRESS OF SHADOWS!

As a telepathic Teen Titan, Raven uses her psionic abilities to read minds, and as an empath she channels emotions--including inflicting illusions ranging either uplifting or fear-based!

For Raven, it’s a constant struggle between dark and light...good vs. evil. Based on the variant cover of TEEN TITANS #88, this statue is hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain, measures approximately 10.875” high x 8.5” wide x 6” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

RESOLICIT – $100.00 U S • On Sale May 16, 2012

 

AME-COMI HAWKGIR L V. 2 PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED BY JIM FLETCHER • SCULPTED BY SAM GREENWELL

The winged huntress takes flight!

Kendra Shiera Saunders is the fearsome, winged beauty known as Hawkgirl who takes to the skies and soars above the clouds, wielding weapons both ancient and modern against enemies old and new.

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this non-articulated PVC statue stands approximately 9” high and includes a display base.

RESOLICIT – $70.00 U S • On Sale May 30, 2012 

SUPERMAN PATINA MINI-STATUE

DESIGNED BY JIM LEE • SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

The Man of Steel stands ready to defend Metropolis, as envisioned by superstar artist Jim Lee! Sporting a faux-bronzed finish, this miniature statue, based on the sold-out full-sized version, is one of a kind and stands a heroic 6” high x 4” wide x 6” deep.

RESOLICIT – $95.00 U S • On Sale May 9, 2012

 

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: THE NEW 52 BY JIM LEE STATUE

DESIGNED BY JIM LEE • SCULPTED BY PAUL HARDING

From legendary artist Jim Lee comes the latest collectible in the “Batman: Black and White” line.

Designed to the unique vision and style of Jim Lee, and complimented with the traditional moody, monochromatic color scheme, this Caped Crusader statue is sure be another sell-out in the collectible line.

Figure measures 5.5” high x 6” wide x 5” deep.

$80.00 U S • On Sale May 9, 2012

 

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: HAL JORDAN MAQUETTE

SCULPTED BY PAUL HARDING

FROM THE UPCOMING CARTOON NETWORK SHOW!

The power ring shines its emerald light across a darkened universe, a symbol of law and order wielded by intergalactic police officer HAL JORDAN.

Chosen by the ring for his ability to face fear head on, test pilot Hal Jordan possesses the strength of will to overcome even the most mind numbing of terrors. Now, as an integral part of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS, he patrols the galaxy as the protector of Sector 2814, wielding emerald energy against evil – wherever it manifests.

Measuring approximately 12.3” high x 6.4” wide x 5.5” deep, this handpainted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

RESOLICIT – $125.00 U S • On Sale May 9, 2012

 

MAD VINYL SPY VS. SPY 2-PACK

Espionage has never been this fun!

Coinciding with the celebration of Mad Magazine’s 60th Anniversary comes the legendary deadly duo, Spy vs Spy! The monochromatic mayhem these two terrifically sculpted 9” figures will cause is augmented by the deadly array of weapons included. It’s like the Cold War never ended!

$49.99 U S • On Sale May 23, 2012

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