We looked at the entire Superman family earlier, and now we take our exclusive monthly first look preview at some of DC's solicitations from around the DCU for October 2009.
It might be redundant to say it after all these years, but DC's FULL October solicitations can be found right here at this same URL on Monday, July 20th at 5pm EST...<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/bravebold_cv28.r3.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/bravebold_cv28.r3_s.jpg border=0 align=right></a>THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #28
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art and cover by Jesus Saiz
J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man) and Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT) continue their series of unlikely pairings with a match that spans the decades! When an experiment meant to alter the speed of light goes awry, Barry Allen finds himself face-to-face with some surprising allies – World War II’s legendary Blackhawks! But Barry isn’t the Flash they know, and he’s not even the kind of hero they need to help fight history’s most grueling war! What must Barry sacrifice to serve his country – and his world?
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/dcuhalloween2009.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/dcuhalloween2009_s.jpg border=0 align=right></a>DCU HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2009 #1
Written by Joe Harris, Billy Tucci, Jake Black, Franco, Adam Schlagman, Mandy McMurray and others
Art by Rags Morales, Joe Prado and others Cover by Gene Ha
Darkness falls across the land as the DC Universe faces its greatest horror in this Halloween special filled with all-new stories! Watch as Guy Gardner continues his quest to share Halloween with the cosmos and his fellow alien Green Lantern Corps members. In another tale, Red Robin finds the true, deadly meaning of the sinister holiday while overseas on his quest to find Bruce Wayne. Meanwhile, Bizarro receives neither trick nor treat in his own backwards celebration of the spookiest night of the year on his home world. Plus, 10 other ghoulish tales to fill you with fright this Halloween!
On sale October 21 * 80 pg, one-shot, FC, $5.99 US
<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/jsa_cv32.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/jsa_cv32_s.jpg border=0 align=right></a>JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #32
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Jesus Merino
The seismic rift among the members of the Justice Society deepens due to the strange actions of several new team members as well as some long-seeded conflicts! It all leaves them dangerously weakened as their home base faces assault from an army of bounty hunters who plan on collecting the price on the head of each and every member of the Society!
On sale October 28 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/jla_cv38.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/jla_cv38_s.jpg border=0 align=right</a>JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #38
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Mark Bagley
Variant cover by Andy Kubert
A new era begins for the World's Greatest Heroes as superstars James Robinson (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) and Mark Bagley (TRINITY, Ultimate Spider-Man) take over! It all begins as a one-time member of the JLA falls before he can warn the team of looming peril while what's left of the JLA journeys to the heart of their past to decide if the team has any future at all.
Of course, that means this is the best time for a savage villain from the team's past to attack the demoralized heroes! The team will have to muster enough will to win not only today, but in the harrowing months to come. It's the start of a spanking new odyssey for the JLA that will lead in the coming months to a fresh line-up for DC's flagship team. Get onboard now for the next epic chapter of the Justice League's legacy!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Mark Bagley), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 21 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/jlacj_cv4.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/jlacj_cv4_s.jpg border=0 align=right</a>JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #4
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Mauro Cascioli
How far would you go for justice? The heroes have found themselves turning to darker tactics in their search for retribution. Starman and Congorilla have captured the killers who took down some of their friends, but now what do they do with them? Meanwhile, Green Lantern and company wrestle with the idea of torturing villains for information in order to save lives.
On sale October 7 * 4 of 7 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/redt_cv2.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/redt_cv2_s.jpg border=0 align=right</a>RED TORNADO #2
Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Jose Luisí & J.P. Mayer
Cover by Ed Benes & Mariah Benes
He thought he was alone, but Red Tornado's on track to meet the family he never knew he had! And in issue #2 of the 6-issue miniseries, Red Tornado discovers the next member: Red Torpedo! Hold on to your hats as this exciting new series from writer Kevin VanHook and artist Jose Luisí whips up a zephyr of excitement!
On sale October 7 * 2 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/rebels_annual1.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/rebels_annual1_s.jpg border=0 align=right></a>R.E.B.E.L.S. ANNUAL: STARRO THE CONQUEROR #1
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Kalman Andrasofszky, Derec Donovan, Joe Prado and Karl Moline Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
Tying into his recent debut in R.E.B.E.L.S., the origin of the real Starro the Conqueror is revealed! Why have we never seen this cosmic barbarian before? And how did he amass his horde of super-soldiers? The stellar answers are all in here from R.E.B.E.L.S. writer Tony Bedard and a variety of top artists for each intense chapter!
On sale October 7 * 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US
<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/tnsv2_cv18.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/tnsv2_cv18_s.jpg border=0 align=right></a>TITANS #18
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Art by Angel Unzueta and Wayne Faucher
Cover by Angel Unzueta
With the Titans team slowly dissolving as members drift their own way, only the empath Raven recognizes the mounting disconnection. With her only friends drifting apart, Raven makes a surprising life choice that will affect the course of her strained relationship with Beast Boy.
On sale October 14 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/tt_cv76_solicit.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/tt_cv76_solicit_s.jpg border=0 align=right></a>TEEN TITANS #76
Written by Felicia D. Henderson; co-feature written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson; co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & Júlio Ferreira
Cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Guest-starring Beast Boy and Raven! With the Teen Titans unraveling at the seams, two former members must return to Titans Tower to help Wonder Girl right the sinking ship! If only it were that easy...
And in the Ravager second feature, Rose uncovers a horrific black market. And she deals with it the only way she knows how: with blood.
On sale October 28 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
<a href=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/ww_cv37.jpg><img src=http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/Oct09/4/ww_cv37_s.jpg border=0 align=right></a>WONDER WOMAN #37
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Bernard Chang
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
It's a civil war – and the world hangs in the balance! Zeus has made Achilles ruler of the Amazons, and Diana finds herself in battle against the people she loves most! And what is the secret behind the sudden rash of pregnancies on Paradise Island?
On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US