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DC Comics August 2016 Solicitations

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ALL-STAR BATMAN #1 Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR., DANNY MIKI and DECLAN SHALVEY • Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI • Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI Variant cover by JOCK • Variant cover by DECLAN SHALVEY • Blank variant cover Retailers: This issue will ship with five covers. Please see the order form for details. “My Own Worst Enemy” part one! Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight’s greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide is on their tails with one goal: kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you’ve never seen them before! On sale AUGUST 10 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

 

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BLUE BEETLE: REBIRTH #1 Written by KEITH GIFFEN • Art and cover by SCOTT KOLINS • Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Lost in the desert with no memory of the past few years, teenager Jaime Reyes must find his way home again—but when he reaches his town, he’s shocked to find it abandoned and in the hands of government officials…officials who are very interested in the Blue Beetle and the scarab that gives him his power! How can Jaime find his family and uncover the secret behind the town’s seizure—and why Kord Industries is helping keep the world from learning the truth? On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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BATGIRL #2 Written by HOPE LARSON • Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE • Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “Beyond Burnside” part two. Batgirl is off to Singapore! Following the mysterious advice of the ancient superhero known as Fruit Bat, Babs dives into the dangerous world of MMA fighting. But her first opponent may be more than just an adversary in the ring. Could she be connected to Babs’ new travel-companion-slash-maybe-crush? On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

BOP_Cv1BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1 Written by JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON • Art by CLAIRE ROE • Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE • Variant cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “Who Is Oracle?” part one! Someone has stolen the name Oracle right out of Barbara Gordon’s past! Hot on this false Oracle’s trail, Batgirl, Black Canary, and Huntress are all tracking the same mafia capo…so it makes sense to team up, right? Problem is, Barbara and Dinah need the secrets locked up in Oracle’s brain…and Helena Bertinelli would rather put a crossbow bolt right through it! On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 
 

DSKREB_Cv1DEATHSTROKE: REBIRTH #1 Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ • Cover by ACO • Variant cover by STEPHEN PLATT Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. A thousand enemies, a thousand kills—Deathstroke is the world’s greatest assassin. Stalked by an unseen foe, Slade Wilson is confronted by his own troubled past and challenged to reinvent himself before he loses everything and everyone in his life. Can Deathstroke be redeemed? Or will his addiction to violence destroy him? On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 
 

DSK_Cv1DEATHSTROKE #1 Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art and cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ • Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “The Professional” part one! Deathstroke’s latest contract takes him to a war-torn African country, where he finds himself caught in the middle of a disintegrating alliance between a ruthless dictator and a deadly super-villain. With an entire nation at stake, Slade Wilson must choose between fulfilling his contract and saving an old friend. On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

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HARLEY QUINN #1 Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Art by CHAD HARDIN • Covers by AMANDA CONNER • Variant covers by BILL SIENKIEWICZ Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Die Laughing” part one! Welcome back to Harley Quinn’s crazy world on Coney Island…now get ready to wave goodbye, because everyone there just might get eaten alive! Harley’s gotta protect her neighborhood against an all-out zombie apocalypse! Break out the chainsaws, everybody! On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

HARLEY QUINN #2 Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Art by CHAD HARDIN • Covers by AMANDA CONNER • Variant covers by BILL SIENKIEWICZ Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Die Laughing” part two! As the plague of zombies on Coney Island continues to spread, Harley must rescue one of her own from the undead hordes…and try to uncover the cause of this corpse-y catastrophe! On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 
 

HLB_Cv1THE HELLBLAZER #1 Written by SIMON OLIVER • Art and cover by MORITAT • Variant cover by JOHN CASSADAY Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “The Poison Truth” part one! London may have recovered from Constantine’s return, but he hasn’t. Mercury hasn’t forgiven him, but she won’t leave him alone, and Swamp Thing is calling in a favor. And all the while, bigger things are brewing… On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 
 

REDHOTO_Cv1RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1 Written by SCOTT LOBDELL • Art by DEXTER SOY • Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CAM SMITH • Variant cover by MATTEO SCALERA Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “Dark Trinity” part one! When a turf war puts Black Mask in Red Hood’s crosshairs, Jason discovers that the False Face Society is not what it seems, and that the organization is about to auction off a powerful weapon. As criminals from all over the globe descend on Gotham City, Jason must prove that he belongs amongst the city’s worst in order to gain access to this Dark Summit! On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

SGREB_Cv1SUPERGIRL: REBIRTH #1 Written by STEVE ORLANDO • Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY McCARTHY • Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO • Variant cover by ADAM HUGHES Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Supergirl turns to the shadowy organization known as the D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) to restore her lost powers once and for all! But as a fateful experiment sends Kara Zor-El rocketing toward the sun, disaster strikes at home in the form of the lost Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On! All the epic action of the brand new Supergirl series starts here! On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

SSQUADREB_Cv1SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH #1 Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by PHILIP TAN and JONATHAN GLAPION • Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Soldier. War hero. Traitor. Captain Rick Flag was one of America’s greatest military commanders before he was banished to a secret military prison. But after years of isolation, Flag’s life changes forever when a woman called Amanda Waller offers him redemption in exchange for taking on the single most dangerous job in the entire DC Universe: keeping the Suicide Squad alive! On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

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SUICIDE SQUAD #1 Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “The Black Vault” part one! When a mysterious and definitely super-important cosmic item falls out of the heavens and into enemy hands, America has only one option: Task Force X, Amanda Waller’s strike team of incarcerated super-criminals. A one-stop-shop for plausibly deniable espionage and ultra- violence, this “Suicide Squad” only handles missions they’re not expected to survive. An insane new era of SUICIDE SQUAD begins here with superstar artist Jim Lee and red-hot writer Rob Williams (UNFOLLOW, MARTIAN MANHUNTER). On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

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SUPERWOMAN #1 Written by PHIL JIMENEZ • Art by PHIL JIMENEZ and MATT SANTORELLI • Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ • Variant cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “Who Is Superwoman?” part one! Lois Lane takes flight! Now powered up with the abilities of Superman, Lois pledges to carry on the super-legacy as Superwoman! There’s only one problem: Lois’ new powers are killing her, and neither she nor her friend and confidant Lana Lang know what to do about it. Will Lois even survive long enough to learn the deadly secret of Ultra Woman? On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

ACTION COMICS #961 Written by DAN JURGENS • Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and ART THIBERT • Covers by CLAY MANN • Variant covers by GARY FRANK Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Path to Doom” part five! With his family’s safety hanging in the balance, Superman confronts Doomsday to finally bring the beast’s destructive rage to an end. To save his wife and son, Superman must overcome the monster that once killed him, or die trying! On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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ACTION COMICS #962 Written by DAN JURGENS • Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and ART THIBERT • Covers by CLAY MANN • Variant covers by GARY FRANK Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Path to Doom” part six! In the epic conclusion, the mystery of Black Zero deepens just as the Man of Steel makes a fateful decision that may stop Doomsday, but also risks the lives of those he loves most. On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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AQUAMAN #4 Written by DAN ABNETT • Art by PHILIPPE BRIONES • Covers by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY • Variant covers by JOSHUA MIDDLETON Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “The Drowning” part four. Aquaman is arrested for a war crime he didn’t commit: ordering an Atlantean terrorist attack on the surface, killing hundreds! The young king is willing to sit behind bars if it means peace between two worlds, but one ally is determined to break Aquaman out, no matter the cost: his girlfriend Mera! On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

AQUAMAN #5 Written by DAN ABNETT • Art by PHILIPPE BRIONES • Covers by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY • Variant covers by JOSHUA MIDDLETON Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “The Drowning” part five. Unjustly branded a murderer and a fugitive, Aquaman’s forced to defend himself against the might of America’s military. Meanwhile, Black Manta and the deadly underwater crime cabal known as N.E.M.O. advance their plan for revenge on Aquaman. On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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BATMAN #4 Written by TOM KING • Art and covers by DAVID FINCH and MATT BANNING • Variant covers by TIM SALE Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “I Am Gotham” part four. When Gotham City falls prey to true evil, will Batman be abandoned by the new heroes Gotham and Gotham Girl? The Dark Knight must decide who to entrust with the safety of his beloved city if he hopes for any of its citizens to survive. On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

BATMAN #5 Written by TOM KING • Art and covers by DAVID FINCH and MATT BANNING • Variant covers by TIM SALE Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “I Am Gotham” part five. In the final chapter of this epic, is Batman truly the hero Gotham City deserves—or does it deserve better? In this ultimate showdown, where the line between allies and enemies blurs, the question will finally be answered…and the fate of Gotham will be decided. On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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DETECTIVE COMICS #938 Written by JAMES TYNION IV • Art and cover by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ • Variant covers by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Rise of the Batmen” part five! Batman, Batwoman, and the entire team take the fight to the deadly Colony! Those highly trained operatives took the Bat-team apart on their own turf…so how will they fare when the Colony is in its element, with all their weapons trained on our heroes? On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #939 Written by JAMES TYNION IV • Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA • Variant covers by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Rise of the Batmen” part six! The full scope of the Colony’s plans, and their mysterious leader, have all been revealed…so what’s it going to take to stop them? Believe us, you are not prepared for the last scene! On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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THE FLASH #4 Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by NEIL GOOGE • Covers by Carmine Di Giandomenico • Variant covers by DAVE JOHNSON Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Lightning Strikes Twice” part four! The leader of the science-terrorist group Black Hole has weaponized the Speed Force, leading to a final confrontation with The Flash and his new league of citizen speedsters. On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

THE FLASH #5 Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by NEIL GOOGE • Covers by Carmine Di Giandomenico • Variant covers by DAVE JOHNSON Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Lightning Strikes Twice” part five! With Central City now protected by dozens of freshly trained Flashes, Barry Allen takes time out to explore a new relationship. Meanwhile, a serial killer targets citizen speedsters as Wally West takes his first steps toward becoming the new Kid Flash… On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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GREEN ARROW #4-5 Written by BENJAMIN PERCY • Art and covers by JUAN FERREYRA • Variant covers by NEAL ADAMS Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “The Death and Life of Oliver Queen” part four! Black Canary steps through the deadly gates of Inferno, the global super-villain answer to Fort Knox, to discover the truth behind the destruction of Oliver Queen’s life, fortune and reputation. Meanwhile, Seattle’s manhunt for the outlaw Green Arrow takes an exhilarating twist when an old frenemy makes an unexpected return. “The Death and Life of Oliver Queen” part five! It’s Green Arrow and Black Canary versus Shado and the Ninth Circle in the belly of the Inferno. #4 on sale AUGUST 3 • #5 on sale AUGUST 17 • Each 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

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GREEN LANTERNS #4 Written by SAM HUMPHRIES • Art by ARDIAN SYAF • Covers by ROBSON ROCHA • Variant covers by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Red Planet” part four! There’s no escaping the rage that grows around the world, as new Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz confront Bleez. But with no training, no backup and no way out, the Green Lantern Corps partners also find themselves out of options. On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

GREEN LANTERNS #5 Written by SAM HUMPHRIES • Art by ARDIAN SYAF • Covers by ROBSON ROCHA • Variant covers by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Red Planet” part five! Bad goes to worse as Atrocitus, leader of the Red Lanterns, comes to Earth to begin the final stages of his plan to turn Earth into a new central battery for his Corps! On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2 Written by ROBERT VENDITTI • Art and covers by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA • Variant covers by KEVIN NOWLAN Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Sinestro’s Law” part two! As Sinestro’s grip around the universe grows tighter, Guy Gardner takes on the mission to bring the Green Lantern Corps back from the edge of oblivion to reclaim their role as protectors of the cosmos. On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #3 Written by ROBERT VENDITTI • Art and covers by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA • Variant covers by KEVIN NOWLAN Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Sinestro’s Law” part three! Pushed to his limits, Hal Jordan must fight his way through a squad of Sinestro Corps members—but he risks losing himself to the power he now wields as his battle with Sinestro nears. On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA • Covers by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES • Variant covers by YANICK PAQUETTE Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “The Extinction Machine” part two! Massive earthquakes shake cities to the ground as the ancient intelligence known as the Awakened takes control of the people of Earth, forcing them to turn against anyone with superpowers—including the Justice League! Unable to fight a war on two fronts, Batman asks for help from the one man he trusts less than anyone. On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA • Covers by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES • Variant covers by YANICK PAQUETTE Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “The Extinction Machine” part three! The hive-mind entities known as the Awakened take their vendetta against the Justice League to the next level by changing ordinary people into grotesque monsters bent on hunting down super-humans all over the world. Meanwhile, Superman journeys to the center of the earth to stop the catastrophic quakes that are taking lives all over the world. On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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NIGHTWING #2 Written by TIM SEELEY • Art and covers by JAVIER FERNANDEZ • Variant covers by IVAN REIS Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Better than Batman” part two! Nightwing and his new mentor Raptor embark on their first assignment for the Parliament of Owls. Will Raptor prove himself a superior mentor for Nightwing? Or will they both fall prey to the fangs of Kobra? On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

NIGHTWING #3 Written by TIM SEELEY • Art and covers by JAVIER FERNANDEZ • Variant covers by IVAN REIS Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Better than Batman” part three! Nightwing and Raptor have become the pride of the Parliament of Owls, successfully completing missions for them across the globe—but Batgirl is not happy. Can she convince Nightwing he’s gone too far, or has he fallen too far under Raptor’s influence? On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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NEW SUPER-MAN #2 Written by GENE LUEN YANG • Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC and RICHARD FRIEND • Cover by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC • Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “Made in China” part two! The New Super-Man must face off against the Justice League of China? When Kenan Kong was imbued with the powers of Superman, he didn’t waste any time using them! Now it’s up to the New Bat-Man and New Wonder-Woman of his home country to bring our hero back down to earth—just in time to stop the attack of the deadly Sunbeam! On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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SUPERMAN #4 Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON • Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY • Covers by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY • Variant covers by KENNETH ROCAFORT Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “SON OF SUPERMAN” part four! The battle for Jon hits Metropolis as the Eradicator targets Superman’s son! Can the Man of Steel protect the city and his son against the Kryptonian executioner—or will he have to make a sacrifice? On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

SUPERMAN #5 Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON • Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA • Covers by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY • Variant covers by KENNETH ROCAFORT Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “SON OF SUPERMAN” part five! The Eradicator is unstoppable and it has forced Superman to leave Earth behind to keep his son from harm. On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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TITANS #2 Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND • Variant cover by MIKE CHOI Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “Remember the Titans” part two! As the Titans prepare to do the unthinkable in order to defeat the intergalactic demon that stole time itself from the DC Universe, enter the Fearsome Five! But are the sinister quintet acting of their own accord…or are greater forces at work? On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

WONDER WOMAN #4 Written by GREG RUCKA • Art and cover by NICOLA SCOTT • Variant covers by FRANK CHO Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “Wonder Woman Year One” part two! Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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WONDER WOMAN #5 Written by GREG RUCKA • Art and cover by LIAM SHARP • Variant covers by FRANK CHO Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details. “The Lies” part three! Steve Trevor finds himself trapped in the heart of Urzkartaga’s darkness, with Wonder Woman and Cheetah the only hope of rescue for him and his men. But how far can Cheetah be trusted? On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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SIXPACK AND DOGWELDER: HARD-TRAVELING HEROZ #1 Written by GARTH ENNIS • Art by RUSS BRAUN • Cover by STEVE DILLON • Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. In the tradition of the original Hard-Traveling Heroes, Green Lantern and Green Arrow, Sixpack and Dogwelder are ready to bring their allegedly socially aware brand of justice to the lands beyond Gotham City! After the events of ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT, Sixpack is fighting to keep what’s left of his team together. Dogwelder has gone in search of his past, while newlyweds Bueno Excellente and Guts are dealing with some fidelity issues. Could Section Eight be done for good? But everything changes when a mysterious trenchcoat-wearing chain smoker offers our favorite dog enthusiast some clues about his true nature. Is Dogwelder everything he seems? Or is he meant for something greater? On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

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SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG #1 Written by JAI NITZ and MICHAEL MORECI • Art by CLIFF RICHARDS and OSCAR BAZALDUA • Covers by MIKE HUDDLESTON Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. From the pages of SUICIDE SQUAD comes an all-new series featuring two of the team’s most infamous heroes, El Diablo and Boomerang! First, a sudden pardon frees the fiery El Diablo from Belle Reve prison, much to the shock (and irritation) of team leader Amanda Waller. Chato returns to his old neighborhood to reunite with his family, but when he’s attacked by a heavily armed local gang and their leader, the deadly, super-powered Bloodletter, will his freedom and his life get cut dramatically short? Meanwhile, in the first chapter of two-part tale written by Michael Moreci (from DC’s Writers Workshop program) with art by Oscar Bazaldua, Boomerang and the Squad embark on a mission to take down a ruthless dictator within a small, unstable Central American nation, but when the mission goes awry, the Squad must jump in a helicopter and flee as all hell breaks loose. But amid the chaos, the team realizes one of them was accidentally left behind: Boomerang! How can he stay alive long enough to be rescued when a whole army wants him dead? On sale AUGUST 10 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

 

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SUICIDE SQUAD: WAR CRIMES SPECIAL #1 Written by JOHN OSTRANDER • Art by GUS VAZQUEZ • Cover by JUAN FERREYRA When a retired American politician is taken to Europe and tried for alleged war crimes, the USA must recover him from an allied nation before terrible truths are revealed. Enter the Suicide Squad, who storm the Hague itself to save America from her own dark secrets. The writer who started a revolution, John Ostrander returns to the Suicide Squad for the first time in a decade to tell one of his boldest and bloodiest stories ever. One-shot • On sale AUGUST 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

 

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DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #6 Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO • Art by ANDY KUBERT and KLAUS JANSON • Minicomic art by TBD • Cover by ANDY KUBERT • 1:10 Robin variant cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI • 1:25 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON • 1:50 variant cover by GREG TOCCHINI • 1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER 1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS Retailers: This issue will ship with six covers. Please see the order form for details. This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. Is Gotham City ready for a new Batgirl?! RESOLICIT • On sale AUGUST 31 • 32-page comic – 6.375” x 10.1875” 16-page minicomic – 5.5” x 8.5”, FC, 6 of 8, $5.99 US

DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #6 COLLECTOR’S EDITION Written by FRANK MILLER and BRIAN AZZARELLO • Art by ANDY KUBERT, KLAUS JANSON and others • Sketch cover by JIM LEE Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. This oversized paper-over-boards COLLECTOR’S EDITION features both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #6 at the same size, with a cover art that’s a pencils-only version of Jim Lee’s 1:500 variant. RESOLICIT • On sale SEPTEMBER 14 • 40 pg, FC, 6 of 8, 7.0625” x 10.1875”, $12.99 US

 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12 Written by BRYAN HITCH Art by NEIL EDWARDS and DANIEL HENRIQUES Cover by BRYAN HITCH Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. Green Lantern’s ring has been hacked! Someone has a personal vendetta against the League, attacking them where they are the most vulnerable! RESOLICIT • On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

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HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK #5 Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS • 1:25 Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. (Mumble-mumble) years ago, the alien race known as the Scrubb forced Superman into a boxing match for the ages, against Earth’s greatest heavyweight champion, (mumble-mumble)! Now, (mumble-mumble) years later, the Scrubb have returned…but with said champion unavailable, the Scrubb have chosen the next-best thing: Harley Quinn! This can’t end well for anyone involved. Featuring unbelievable art by the legendary Neal Adams, it’s a tribute to one of the greatest Superman stories of the 1970s, in Harley Quinn’s own particular, ah, idiom! On sale AUGUST 24 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

 

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HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #5 Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI and FRANK TIERI • Art by MAURICET • Cover by AMANDA CONNER • 1:25 Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. This is it—the story you’ve been waiting for: the secret origin of comic’s newest, deadliest and most insanest villainess, Harley Sinn! Why is she so obsessed with Harley? How did she manage to become a super-villain? And what is her connection to the Gang of Harleys themselves? Find out this issue! Plus…Harley’s still kidnapped! So there’s that. On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

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BATMAN BEYOND #15 Written by DAN JURGENS Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG With the downfall of Brother Eye, a power vacuum has opened up in Gotham City and a longtime villain has stepped into the void to take control. As Tim Drake finds it increasingly difficult to call this future world home, Batman and Rewire become uneasy allies as they’re forced to confront the emerging threat of…Spellbinder! On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T

 

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DOCTOR FATE #15 Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by SONNY LIEW Cover by INAKI MIRANDA Trapped in the realm of the Efreet, young Khalid Nassour must fight to regain his soul or be lost for all eternity in another dimension, and the only person who can aid him is the previous Doctor Fate, Kent Nelson. But has Nelson returned to help Nassour learn how to wield his powers, or to wrest them from him and keep them for himself. As we learn the startling answer to that question, Nassour’s life hangs in the balance. On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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EARTH 2: SOCIETY #15 Written by DAN ABNETT Art by FEDERICO DALLOCHIO Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ A new menace rises to threaten the fragile order the Wonders struggle to maintain. Emboldened by Green Lantern’s loss of power, the Ultrahumanite emerges from the shadows with an army of super-powered slaves. His goal is nothing less than reforming Earth-2 in his vision, utilizing the Amazonian technology that Fury had hoped to use to rebuild a better world. On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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EARTH 2: SOCIETY ANNUAL #1 Written by DAN ABNETT Art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO Earth-2’s Batman is Dick Grayson. Does he have what it takes to be a true Batman and follow in the legacy of Bruce and Thomas Wayne before him? Or will he only ever be a stand-in? Beyond anything else, he has one overriding goal…to find his missing son. Is that a job for the Batman…or is it something only Dick Grayson can do? The Wayne legacy is at stake. This is an epic turning point in the history of Earth-2’s Batman. On sale AUGUST 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

 

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BLOODLINES #5: “THE DEVIL YOU KNOW” Written by J.T. KRUL Art and cover by V KEN MARION and SEAN PARSONS Ever since they were infected by alien parasites, Eddie and the others have been fighting the threat inside their own bodies—fighting to save themselves and everyone around them. But now, the infestation has hit critical mass and the loved ones they were trying to protect have been taken over, body and soul! On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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GOTHAM ACADEMY ANNUAL #1 Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER Art by ADAM ARCHER, MICHAEL DIALYNAS and CHRISTIAN WILDGOOSE Cover by KARL KERSCHL When the Gotham Academy student body comes down with a mysterious disease, Pomeline and Colton disagree on the origin of the threat, causing a fissure in Detective Club! The team fractures to get to the bottom of the case…but who will solve it first? Will Maps be able to reunite her friends? Will they ever eat pizza together again?! Join the search for clues in the first ever Gotham Academy Annual, precursor to Gotham Academy: Second Semester! On sale AUGUST 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

 

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #6 Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND METAMORPHO Written by AARON LOPRESTI Art by AARON LOPRESTI and LIVESAY The “Two Worlds, One Destiny” saga ends here! Metamorpho and an army from the planet Dae Won battle Kanjar Ro and his heinous space pirates for control of the Orb of Ra. If Metamorpho and his faction don’t succeed, Kanjar Ro will use the Orb and take the universe for his own! FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN Written by GERRY CONWAY Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and ROB HUNTER Firestorm and Multiplex must go head to head to seize the future of our world as the Quantum Field generator is still unpredictable and begins causing mutated machinery and insects to overrun our reality! SUGAR & SPIKE Written by KEITH GIFFEN Art by BILQUIS EVELY Sugar & Spike have a unique clientele made up of today’s A-list superheroes with embarrassing secrets in need of covering up. But our dysfunctional duo’s world is about to get even stranger when a team of time-traveling heroes from the 31st century tasks them with an urgent case that promises to alter history itself. Behold the culmination of Keith Giffen’s entire professional career (thus far)…Sugar & Spike and the Legion of Super-Heroes! METAL MEN Written by LEN WEIN Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and TREVOR SCOTT Chemo strikes! The walking nuclear waste dump attacks New York City, and it’s up to the Metal Men to put a stop to it—but who’s been lurking in the shadows since the ?beginning? On sale AUGUST 10 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US • RATED T

 

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TEEN TITANS #23 Written by TONY BEDARD Art by IAN CHURCHILL and NORM RAPMUND Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS When H.I.V.E. threatens to destroy New Orleans, the city turns to the Teen Titans for help! But the H.I.V.E. Queen is ready for the Titans, and has a special surprise in store for Red Robin… On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

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SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #4 Story by JIM LEE and KEITH GIFFEN • Script by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DEMATTEIS • Art by HOWARD PORTER • Cover by JIM LEE • Variant cover by DENYS COWAN and KLAUS JANSON Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. This story was previously scheduled to run in issue #3 After fleeing a monster-infested underground base, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby stumble upon a desert ghost town where they hope to catch their breath. But when night falls, they learn it’s not a ghost town after all—and the terrors that show up like to bite! Scooby Snack is about to take on a whole new meaning. On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

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THE FLINTSTONES #2 Written by MARK RUSSELL • Art by STEVE PUGH • Cover by AMANDA CONNER• Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Bone Depot, Tarpit, and other big box stores get Bedrock whipped into a buying frenzy while Fred gets trapped in a vitamin pill scam. Plus, Fred and Wilma experience a crisis of faith when they discover the bird god they worship also makes a great record player needle. On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

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FUTURE QUEST #4 Written by JEFF PARKER • Art by STEVE RUDE and AARON LOPRESTI • Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER • Variant cover by PAUL RENAUD Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. This story and cover were previously scheduled to run in issue #3. An earth-shattering power has come to life in the jungles of South America, and Team Quest and Birdman race the forces of F.E.A.R. to reach it first! There they find time ripped apart in a lost valley where dinosaurs and cavemen run wild once more as the ancient legend of Mightor is revealed! Only the shipwrecked aliens Jan and Jace hold the secrets of what fate awaits our world, but as a force led by Jezebel Jade attacks, what new hero will rise? On sale AUGUST 31 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

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WACKY RACELAND #3 Written by KEN PONTAC • Art and cover by LEONARDO MANCO • Variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. The Racers are skirting the crumbling coastline of the Pacific Ocean when an earthquake threatens to dump them into the toxic waters! And when Penelope and Dick are caught in a tsunami that sweeps them to a barren island without their vehicles or weapons, how will they battle the island’s horde of mutant crabs? And back on the mainland, the other Racers must fend off a tangle of carnivorous vines! On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

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DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #16 Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT Art by LAURA BRAGA and MIRKA ANDOLFO Cover by ANT LUCIA Batwoman, Catwoman, Zatanna, Harley and Ivy begin to link up to work together as a rebellion, sending coordinated attacks across Germany and leading massive uprisings of refugees and citizens. Underwater, Mera confronts her betrothed for what’s rightfully hers, and must choose between her beloved and her throne. On sale AUGUST 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

 

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DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS ANNUAL #1 Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT Art by ELSA CHARRETIER Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON The long-buried tale of a heroine of the Great War! An ace pilot turned ancient predator, you may now know her as the Halloween horror, “The Bloody Batgirl”! But here, we will present the secret story of how she became the first Bombshell known as…the Batgirl! On sale AUGUST 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

 

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INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: YEAR FIVE #15 Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO • Art by XERMANICO • Covers by DAVID YARDIN Batman forms an alliance with the savage Hawkman, who is still determined to remove Hawkgirl from Superman’s regime. How does the warrior from Thanagar hope to succeed in defeating The Man of Steel where so many have failed? By getting his hands on some Kryptonite, and he claims to know where to find it. On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: YEAR FIVE #16 Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO • Art by MARCO SANTUCCI • Covers by DAVID YARDIN Batman forms an alliance with the savage Hawkman, who is still determined to remove Batman and Batgirl hatch a plot to break into Cyborg’s database and get their hands on footage of Superman’s many executions. Their goal is to broadcast it to the world, and turn everyone against the regime. Meanwhile, an enraged and kryptonite-armed Hawkman finally has his confrontation with the Man of Steel! On sale AUGUST 17 • Each 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

 

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BATMAN ’66 MEETS STEED AND MRS. PEEL #2 Written by IAN EDGINTON Art by MATTHEW DOW SMITH Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED Gotham City’s police headquarters have been besieged by mysterious metal men, and our heroes are put in an unlikely position: as Catwoman’s saviors. And when even Batman’s best efforts falter, John Steed’s trusty umbrella plays a key role in the rescue! Co-published with3! Studios. The Avengers and Steed and Mrs. Peel are trademarks of StudioCanal S.A. ® Copyright © 2016 StudioCanal S.A. All rights reserved. On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

 

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THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #9 Written by RENAE DE LIZ Art by RENAE DE LIZ and RAY DILLON Cover by RENAE DE LIZ The Titan has awoken, forcing Wonder Woman to confront her most powerful foe. Her friends would stand behind her, but they’ve got their own battles to fight! And as Diana tries to keep the Titan from destroying the families in the battle zone, she calls upon the magic of Gaia. On sale AUGUST 31 • 40 pg, FC, 9 of 9, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

 

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LOONEY TUNES #232 Written by SHOLLY FISCH Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI Deep in the woods, international spy Pete “The Puma” Puma figures a convenient hole in the ground is a perfect covert drop for top-secret messages—except that the hole is Bugs Bunny’s home! And so begins a whirlwind game of cloak and dagger, in which Pete pulls out all of his finest high-tech spy gadgets to get rid of the pesky rabbit. On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED E

 

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SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #72 Written by SHOLLY FISCH Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI From grizzled outlaws to sequined songstresses, the cream of country music has come together for a gala, foot-stompin’ benefit concert…except for one small problem: the concert hall is haunted! There’s a whole heap of pickin’ and grinnin’—not to mention runnin’ and hidin’—when Scooby and the gang come face to face with…the Phantom of the Opry! On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

 

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TEEN TITANS GO! #17 Written by IVAN COHEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS Art by MARCELO DiCHIARA and DEREK FRIDOLFS Cover by DAN HIPP When Starfire comes down with a case of the dreaded Tamaranian flu, the Teen Titans go to another dimension to find the rare medicine she needs. But is the cure worse than the disease? On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

MAD MAGAZINE #541 Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS Another summer blockbuster movie season is almost over—but you can count on MAD to keep right on making fun of them! On sale AUGUST 17 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

 

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AQUAMAN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC Written by JACK MILLER, STEVE SKEATES, GEOFF JOHNS and others Art by PAUL NORRIS, NICK CARDY, JIM APARO, RAMONA FRADON, IVAN REIS and others Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS Celebrate more than seven decades of the ruler of the seas, king of Atlantis, and Justice League team member: Aquaman! Since his debut in 1941, Aquaman has defeated villains and saved the world on land and in the ocean, and this anthology collects his brightest and darkest moments in the definitive look at his history as a DC Comics Super Hero. Whether it’s Orin or Arthur Curry, Aquaman is a beloved and timeless hero, and we’re pleased to present this collection in honor of his 75th Anniversary. On sale OCTOBER 19 • 400 pg, FC, $39.99 US

 

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BATMAN BEYOND VOL. 2: CITY OF YESTERYDAY TP Written by DAN JURGENS Art by BERNARD CHANG Cover by PHILIP TAN The war with Brother Eye is over and Neo-Gotham is the only remaining civilized city with thousands of refugees at its gate. Venturing beyond Neo-Gotham’s walls to figure out what remains of Metropolis, Batman runs into The Splicers, a fan-favorite gang from the original Batman Beyond animated series. Collects Batman Beyond #7-11. On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

 

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BATMAN: ARKHAM: POISON IVY TP Written by ROBERT KANIGHER, GERRY CONWAY, JOHN FRANCIS MOORE, MARC ANDREYKO and others Art by IRV NOVICK, BRIAN APTHORP, DUNCAN FEGREDO, JAVIER PINA, GUILLEM MARCH, P. CRAIG RUSSELL and others Cover by GUILLEM MARCH These are the greatest stories of Poison Ivy, one of Batman’s deadliest foes, from the pages of BATMAN #181 and #339, BATMAN/POISON IVY #1, BATMAN CHRONICLES #9, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT ANNUAL #3, DETECTIVE COMICS #23.1, GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #8, JOKER’S ASYLUM: POISON IVY #1, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #42-43, WORLD’S FINEST #251-252 and SECRET ORIGINS #36! On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 312 pg, FC, $19.99 US

 

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BATMAN VOL. 8: SUPERHEAVY TP Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by GREG CAPULLO, DANNY MIKI and JOCK Cover by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI After his deadliest battle to date, Batman is bruised, battered and scarred. And forever changed. Now, a figure in an 8-foot mechanized suit of armor roams the streets of Gotham City. More powerful than ever before, Batman’s pursuit of justice has never been more swift or efficient. But who is the new Dark Knight? And why is he…or she here? Plus, learn the secret origin of the strange new villain known as Mr. Bloom! Collects BATMAN #41-45 and a story from DC COMICS DIVERGENCE #1. On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 160 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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THE ART OF DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS HC Art by ANT LUCIA, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, DES TAYLOR, TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON Cover by ANT LUCIA This hardcover edition collects stunning favorites and never-before-seen artwork and preliminary designs featuring retro reimaginings of the DC Universe’s most iconic and beloved female superheroes and villains by modern pop artist Ant Lucia. Fan favorites Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and many more get playful and powerful pinup makeovers in this unprecedented volume of artwork created exclusively for the DC Comics Bombshells line of collectibles and comics. On sale OCTOBER 26 • 200 pg, FC, 7.0625″ x 10.875″, $39.99 US

 

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BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT – GENESIS TP Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art by ALISSON BORGES and DEXTER SOY Video game art cover In this prequel to the smash-hit video game phenomenon Batman: Arkham Knight, learn more about the game’s main villain—or is he really a hero?—with this definitive origin tale. Collected from the 6-issue miniseries, this is a must-have for any fan of the Rocksteady games! On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99

 

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CONSTANTINE, THE HELLBLAZER VOL. 2: THE ART OF THE DEAL TP Written by MING DOYLE and JAMES TYNION IV Art by RILEY ROSSMO, TRAVEL FOREMAN and JOSEPH SILVER Cover by RILEY ROSSMO In these tales from issues #7-13, John Constantine’s flirtation with domestic bliss is obliterated when a visit from old frenemy Swamp Thing leads him to break into a demons-only nightclub, get possessed by the Deadman, actually go to Hell, and ultimately sacrifice what’s left of his already minimal humanity to save New York’s collective soul from hostile takeover by the devil-mogul Neron. On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 160 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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THE DC UNIVERSE BY NEIL GAIMAN DELUXE EDITION HC Written by NEIL GAIMAN Art by ANDY KUBERT, SIMON BISLEY, MARK BUCKINGHAM, KEVIN NOWLAN, MATT WAGNER, MICHAEL ALLRED and others Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman’s tales of DC’s greatest superheroes are collected in a single volume. Gaiman, co-creator of THE SANDMAN and author of American Gods, teams with superstar artist Andy Kubert to tell the story that truly defines the years of Batman’s life in the epic “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” Also included are stories starring Batman, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Metamorpho and others from the pages of SECRET ORIGINS #36, SECRET ORIGINS SPECIAL #1, WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-12, BATMAN #686, DETECTIVE COMICS #853 and GREEN LANTERN/SUPERMAN: LEGEND OF THE GREEN FLAME #1. On sale OCTOBER 12 • 224 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US

 

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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOX SET Written by FRANK MILLLER Art by FRANK MILLER and KLAUS JANSON Cover by FRANK MILLER The anniversary celebration of Frank Miller’s epic interpretation of the Dark Knight’s future continues with this new slipcase edition at DC’s Deluxe Edition trim size that reprints each issue of the original DARK KNIGHT RETURNS miniseries in its own hardcover volume, all in a beautifully designed slipcase. It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk into decadence and lawlessness. Now, as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenaged Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against The Joker and Two-Face for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one will survive. On sale NOVEMBER 2 • Four 48-page books, FC, 7.0625″ x 10.875″, $49.99 US

 

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THE FLASH BY FRANCIS MANAPUL AND BRIAN BUCCELLATO OMNIBUS HC Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARCUS TO, MARCIO TAKARA and others Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL A mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake and only Barry Allen has the power to stop him in these stories from THE FLASH #0-25, plus issue #23.2 (starring Reverse-Flash)! But when the killer stays one step ahead of him, Barry finds himself face to face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time. All this will lead to a confrontation with The Flash’s most deadly foe, the Reverse-Flash! On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 704 pg, FC, $99.99 US

 

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THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK ONE TP Written by MARK WAID Art by GREG LAROCQUE, JOSE MARZAN, JR., MICHAEL COLLINS, TRAVIS CHAREST, MIKE PAROBECK and others Montage cover In 1990, Mark Waid’s legendary writing career began when he scripted his first issue of THE FLASH. Waid would continue to work on Wally West for nearly a decade, building a world that would keep the character running for years. In this first volume of a new series, Young Wally West is quickly in danger—not only from The Flash’s enemies, but from powers that he doesn’t know how to control! Collects THE FLASH #62-68, THE FLASH ANNUAL #4-5 and THE FLASH SPECIAL #1. On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 368 pg, FC, $29.99 US

 

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GREEN ARROW VOL. 6: LAST ACTION HERO TP Written by MIKE GRELL Art by MIKE GRELL, DENYS COWAN, BILL WRAY, RICK HOBERG and JOHN NYBERG Cover by DENYS COWAN After leaving Seattle following an epic confrontation with his nemesis Eddie Fyers, Ollie wanders to Canada in search of finding himself again as a stunt coordinator on a Hollywood film being shot on location. However, he soon finds that his new friends aren’t everything, and everyone, they seem. Collecting GREEN ARROW #39-50. On sale SEPTEMBER 14 • 328 pg, FC, $19.99 US

 

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GREEN LANTERN VOL. 7: RENEGADE TP Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by BILLY TAN, MARK IRWIN, ETHAN VAN SCIVER and others Cover by BILLY TAN A new chapter in Hal Jordan’s life begins as he becomes the universe’s most wanted outlaw! And what happens when Hal faces Black Hand in a duel unlike any you’ve seen before? Collects stories from GREEN LANTERN #41-46, ANNUAL #1 plus the sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: THE ATOM #2. On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE DELUXE EDITION HC Written by JAMES ROBINSON • Art and cover by PAUL SMITH Set at the start of one of the darkest periods of U.S. history, the infamous “McCarthy Era,” JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE takes a thought-provoking look at what might have happened to DC’s first generation of super heroes beyond their exploits during the Second World War, as paranoia pervades America. DC’s first generation of super heroes have been driven into retirement or hiding, or madness—except for a few who are willing to change with the times. But behind the scenes, something even more sinister is unfolding—a subtle plot that may engulf the planet and remake it in one man’s image. Collects THE GOLDEN AGE #1-4 in a Deluxe hardcover for the first time. On sale OCTOBER 5 • 200 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US

 

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HARLEY QUINN’S GREATEST HITS TP Written by AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, PAUL DINI, SCOTT SNYDER, JEPH LOEB, ROB WILLIAMS and others Art by JIM LEE, JOCK, JOHN TIMMS, GUILLEM MARCH, BRUCE TIMM and others Cover by AMANDA CONNER and DAVE JOHNSON Get an eyeful of Harley’s greatest hits from comics including stories from BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (Harley’s first comics appearance!), BATMAN #613, GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #7, SUICIDE SQUAD #1, BATMAN #13, HARLEY QUINN #21, HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1, and the two-page origin of Harley from COUNTDOWN #10 RETROSOLICIT • On sale July 27 • 160 pg, FC, $9.99 US

 

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HARLEY QUINN VOL. 4: A CALL TO ARMS TP Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI Art by CHAD HARDIN, JOHN TIMMS, BRET BLEVINS, MORITAT, MIKE MANLEY and others Cover by AMANDA CONNER Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys are hitting the road! As if Hollywood wasn’t weird enough already, now Harley’s made her way to Tinseltown, and she’s about to have the most destructive fifteen minutes of fame ever. Will the industry survive Harley’s Hollywood hijinks, or will the City of Angels fall from grace? And will Coney Island be able to contain Harley’s newfound celebrity status? Find out in these tales from issues #17-21 and the HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1. On sale SEPTEMBER 14 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 VOL. 2: THINGS FALL APART TP Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS Art by HOWARD PORTER Cover by SCOTT KOLINS As the evil Lady Styx and her legion reign over the Commonwealth, an all-new Justice League rises from the ashes of the old. But can they topple a tyrant who’s embraced by the very people she’s conquered, even with the help of Supergirl from the past? In order to do so, they’ll have to defeat Lady Styx’s most lethal agent: Eclipso! Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #7-12. On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 7: DARKSEID WAR PART ONE TP Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art by JASON FABOK, JIM LEE, PHIL JIMENEZ, JERRY ORDWAY, KEVIN MAGUIRE, SCOTT KOLINS and SCOTT WILLIAMS Cover by JASON FABOK The Justice League came together to stop the forces of Darkseid from destroying Earth five years ago. Now the ruler of Apokolips returns, but this time he’s set his sights on the world-shattering Anti-Monitor. Will the combined might of the Justice League be enough to protect Earth from becoming collateral damage as gods fight? This new title collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #40-44 and a story from DC COMICS DIVERGENCE #1. On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH TP Written by AMY CHU Art by CLAY MANN, SETH MANN, ROBSON ROCHA, ETHAN VAN SCIVER and others Cover by CLAY MANN Life. Death. Poison Ivy has power over both. But can she keep her friends and hold down a regular job at the same time? As Dr. Pamela Isley, she joins the prestigious plant sciences department at Gotham Botanical Gardens, but things quickly get complicated when a fellow scientist is murdered and it looks like the work of Ivy. Collects the acclaimed six-issue miniseries. On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN VOL. 1: YEAR OF BLOOD TP Written by PATRICK GLEASON Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY Before he was Robin, Batman’s son Damian Wayne was raised by his mother, Talia al Ghul, to lead the vicious League of Assassins. In these stories from issues #1-6 of his new solo series, plus the sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #2, the son of Batman has freed himself from that destiny and is about to embark on a globe-spanning quest to atone for the horrible acts he committed during the most brutal portion of his old life, The Year of Blood! On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL TP Written by STERLING GATES Art by BENGAL, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, EMMA VIECELI and others Cover by CAT STAGGS In this collection of the six-issue digital-first miniseries based on the hit CBS TV show, Kara Zor-El’s fledgling efforts are targeted at criminals who escaped when Fort Rozz crashed, but she keeps hearing rumors of a shadowy mastermind sending the escapees after her! Supergirl is learning a lot about her super-abilities, her strengths as a friend and as a sister, her love of being human and alien at the same time. And she’ll need to pull it all together to defeat her most dangerous foe to date! On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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COLORING DC: SUPERGIRL TP Art by IAN CHURCHILL, JAMAL IGLE, MICHAEL TURNER, AMANDA CONNER and others Cover by IAN CHURCHILL The Girl of Steel stars in her own adult coloring book, with spectacular art by Pop Mhan, Bengal, Jamal Igle and more! On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 96 pg, B&W, $15.99 US

 

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SUPERGIRL: WHO IS SUPERWOMAN? TP NEW EDITION Written by Sterling Gates Art by Jamal Igle, Matthew Clark, Jon Sibal and Keith Champagne Cover by Joshua Middleton When a costumed woman arrives in Metropolis calling herself Superwoman, it’s up to Supergirl to get to the bottom of things! After meeting this so-called Superwoman during the “New Krypton” storyline, the Girl of Steel has two pressing questions: who is Superwoman, really, and what gives her the right to wear the symbol of the House of El? Don’t miss this collection featuring SUPERGIRL #34 and #37-42. On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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SUPERGIRL: FRIENDS AND FUGITIVES TP NEW EDITION Written by STERLING GATES and GREG RUCKA Art by JAMAL IGLE and others Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON Supergirl and Flamebird must work together to track down Kara’s father’s assassin— Reactron! But these childhood friends find themselves at each other’s throats in these stories from SUPERGIRL #43 and #45-47, ACTION COMICS #881-882 and a story from SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1. On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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SUPERGIRL: BIZARROGIRL TP NEW EDITION Written by STERLING GATES Art by JAMAL IGLE, MATT CAMP and JON SIBAL Cover by AMY REEDER and RICHARD FRIEND Enter Bizarro Supergirl! But how did she get to Earth and what does she want? The real Supergirl better find out fast, or else there won’t be much left of Metropolis to save! And to make things worse, an even bigger threat looms on the horizon with an eye for the Girl of Steel. Collected from SUPERGIRL #53-59 and ANNUAL #2. On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 224 pg, FC, $17.99 US

 

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SUPERMAN: THE FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN HC Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art by DOUG MAHNKE, MIKEL JANIN, FERNANDO PASARIN, TYLER KIRKHAM and others Cover by MIKEL JAIN The shocking, sold-out storyline is collected in hardcover as the Man of Steel faces the specter of his own mortality! His never-ending battles have finally taken their toll on Kal-El, and with time short, he reaches out to unite his friends and loved ones for what comes next. Meanwhile, a new sinister force’s machinations will see to it that the Man of Steel will not go quietly into the night, but instead enter into a life-and-death struggle with another being forged from the very energies of the Kryptonian’s solar flare power, now claiming to be the true Superman! This hardcover collects SUPERMAN #51-52, BATMAN/SUPERMAN #31-32, ACTION COMICS #51-52 and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #28-29. On sale OCTOBER 26 • 200 pg, FC, $29.99 US

 

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SUPERMAN: SAVAGE DAWN HC Written by PETER J. TOMASI, GREG PAK, AARON KUDER, GENE LUEN YANG, Art by AARON KUDER, HOWARD PORTER, DAN JURGENS, DOUG MANHKE, BEN OLIVER, RAFA SANDOVAL, ARDIAN SYAF, BRUNO REDONDO, CLIFF RICHARDS and others Cover by AARON KUDER Depowered and fragile, Superman is becoming increasingly desperate to regain his abilities! There isn’t a solution he’s not ready to embrace: the Greek Gods, villainous adversaries and even Kryptonite! In the midst of this crisis, Superman discovers the mastermind behind it all: the immortal Vandal Savage! This new hardcover collects SUPERMAN ANNUAL #3, ACTION COMICS #48-50, SUPERMAN #48-50 and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #25-27. On sale OCTOBER 5 • 352 pg, FC, $29.99 US

 

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SUPERMAN VOL. 1: BEFORE TRUTH TP Written by GENE LUEN YANG Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and KLAUS JANSON Collecting stories from SUPERMAN #40-44 and a story from DC COMICS DIVERGENCE #1! Superman’s biggest secret—his secret identity—has remained safe, until now. What will happen when the truth is revealed? On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN HC Written by MAX LANDIS • Art by NICK DRAGOTTA, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, JOELLE JONES, JAE LEE, FRANCIS MANAPUL, JONATHAN CASE and JOCK • Cover by RYAN SOOK Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. Screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) presents the seven-issue miniseries that chronicles Clark Kent’s development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before. This new hardcover includes special bonus features. RESOLICIT • On sale OCTOBER 12 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

 

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SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: KATANA TP Written by MIKE W. BARR • Art by DIOGENES NEVES • Cover by CARY NORD In these stories from SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: DEADSHOT/KATANA #1-6, Katana needs to know more about Soultaker’s origin if she’s going to have any hope of controlling the sword instead of falling under its influence. Dr. Helga Jace, a Markovian astrophysicist, may be able to shed some light—but before Katana can get the info, Kobra’s forces attack! On sale SEPTEMBER 14 • 136 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE SAGA OF THE SUPER SONS TP NEW EDITION Written by BOB HANEY and DENNIS O’NEIL Art by Curt Swan, Dick Dillin, Kieron Dwyer, Ernie Chan and others Cover by NICK CARDY The complete saga of the Super Sons is back in a new edition starring the sons of Batman and Superman! Features stories from the pages of WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #215-216, 221-222, 224, 228, 230, 231, 233, 238, 242, 263 and ELSEWORLDS 80-PAGE GIANT #1! On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

 

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TEEN TITANS: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC Written by BOB HANEY, LEN WEIN, MARV WOLFMAN, MIKE FRIEDRICH and NEAL ADAMS Art by NICK CARDY, BRUNO PREMIANI, IRV NOVICK, GIL KANE, WALLACE WOOD, NEAL ADAMS and others • Cover by DARWYN COOKE In these fast-paced tales from the start of the 1960s, the sidekicks to DC’s greatest heroes—Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Speedy and Wonder Girl—form their own team to take on evil! Collected for the first time in a single hardcover, these stories pit our teen team against the Demon Dragster, the Mad Mod, Captain Rumble and many other far-out foes. Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54, #60 and #83, SHOWCASE #59 and TEEN TITANS #1-19. On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 584 pg, FC, $75.00 US

 

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TITANS HUNT TP Written by DAN ABNETT Art by PAULO SIQUEIRA, GERALDO BORGES, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, JACK HERBERT and others Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA After having visions of a Teen Titans team the world has never known, in the aftermath of Convergence, the Titan called Lilith is compelled to set out to warn Dick Grayson, Roy Harper, Donna Troy and an Atlantean named Garth of something dark and sinister that she believes is coming after them. Is tragedy in store for the Titans, and where is this mysterious Lilith getting her visions from? Find out in these stories from TITANS HUNT #1-8. On sale SEPTEMBER 14 • 208 pg, FC, $17.99 US

 

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WATCHMEN COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOX SET Written by ALAN MOORE Art and cover by DAVE GIBBONS The best selling graphic novel of all time is back in a new, 12-volume box set collector’s edition at DC’s Deluxe Edition trim size, just in time for the series’ 30th anniversary! It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane—or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet! On sale NOVEMBER 16 • Twelve 32-page books, FC, 7.0625″ x 10.875″, $125.00 US

 

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WONDER WOMAN VOL. 8: A TWIST OF FATE TP Written by MEREDITH FINCH Art by DAVID FINCH, JONATHAN GLAPION, IAN CHURCHILL and others Cover by DAVID FINCH and JONATHAN GLAPION A daring new direction begins with the arrival of a brand new villain in these stories from WONDER WOMAN #41-47! But while he may be new to us, he’s not new to the world he seeks to tame. And speaking of villains, Donna Troy’s quest to destroy Wonder Woman ratchets up another gear (if that’s even possible!), while Wonder Woman is learning how to replace Ares as God of War. Plus, Donna Troy’s fate becomes clear as she embarks on a journey that will either end her life or begin a new one, while Wonder Woman draws closer to the Amazon who tried to depose Diana as queen! On sale SEPTEMBER 14 • 184 pg, FC, $16.99 US

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