DC Comic In October 2009: DC Universe[ENGLISH] DC Comic In October 2009, Part 1: DC Universe. Blackest Night, Batman, Batman And Robin, Superman, Green Lantern, Titans, Teen Titans, Justice Society of America, Justice League of America, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman

[nggallery id=143]

BLACKEST NIGHT #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis

Summer’s hottest event explodes in this critical issue! Hold on to your power rings, because the secrets behind the Blackest Night finally stand revealed! While Earth is evacuated, Hal Jordan embarks on a brave journey to the darkest depths to uncover the truth behind the Black Lanterns! You won’t believe what he uncovers!
Continuing the best-selling epic from superstars Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). For every 100 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 21 • 4 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN #3
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy José
Variant cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope
Black Lantern Psycho-Pirate shares his pain with the citizens of Smallville! And having your face shoved through the back of your skull can create quite a bit of pain. Will any Kryptonians come to the rescue? And could the key to taking down this menace lie within the Medusa Mask? Find out in the finale of this terrifying 3-issue epic from writer James Robinson (SUPERMAN, STARMAN) and artist Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS, ACTION COMICS)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy José), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 21 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN #3
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Ardian Syaf & John Dell
Cover by Andy Kubert
Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
The stunning conclusion arrives! Batman and Robin, along with the help of Deadman, try to defend Gotham City against the onslaught of Black Lanterns. But how do you defeat an enemy whose only goal is to feed off the emotions of a city and eat the hearts of all that stand in their way? Prepare for the answer from writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, THE MIGHTY) and up-and-comer Ardian Syaf!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 14 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #3
Written by J.T. Krul
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant cover by George Pérez
With their backs against the walls of a battered Titans Tower, the few remaining Titans face their dead former teammates who have now become Black Lanterns! Meanwhile, one Titan discovers a secret weapon…but at what price? Don’t miss this finale from writer J.T. Krul (JSA CLASSIFIED, Fathom) and superstar artist Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by George Pérez). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 28 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #47
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Variant cover by Ed Benes
BLACKEST NIGHT continues! The war between the Blue Lanterns and Agent Orange implodes as the universe darkens! But a strange turn will send this epic battle in an unexpected direction when Larfleeze has something he desperately hordes taken away from him!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #41
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
The intense and horrific battle between the Green Lantern Corps and the Black Lanterns on Oa takes a turn for the worse! The Corps realizes that the abominable, ultimate goal of the Black Lanterns is not only to feed off the Corps’ emotions, but to consume and decimate the main power battery and destroy Oa forever!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #6
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by KAKO
This is it! The chase is over as everything finally catches up to the Human Flame. But if he’s going down, he’s going down punching and setting stuff on fire! And maybe, just maybe, he’s about to find out he’s got more power than he ever imagined. Now if he can only manage not to screw things up…
On sale October 7 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK #6
Written by Eric Wallace
Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
Secrets are revealed as we learn the mystery of the true threat to Liberty Hill and the Tattooed Man in this final chapter of the miniseries. Learn what it takes to truly become a hero, and catch a glimpse at the Tattooed Man’s future in the DC Universe!
On sale October 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: ESCAPE #6
Written by Ivan Brandon
Art by Cliff Richards & Prentis Rollins
Cover by Scott Hampton
Nemesis and Chase finally steal a chance to escape from the clutches of the Global Peace Agency! But for every secret they uncover, an ugly truth awaits. It’s freedom or death in Electric City as this miniseries comes to a shocking conclusion – sending ripples across the DC Universe.
On sale October 14 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE #6
Written by Joe Casey
Art by ChrisCross
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Super Young Team to action! The group rallies for a stand against a villain they have no hope of beating in this final issue! And even if they survive, they’re poised to learn an even harder lesson about the true price of fame.
On sale October 21 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE #3
Written by Kevin Smith
Art by Walter Flanagan & Art Thibert
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Variant covers by Gene Ha
As The Dark Knight stalks the night preying upon Gotham City’s criminals, Bruce Wayne spends his days getting reacquainted with former girlfriend Silver St. Cloud. Plus, Batman learns the name of his mysterious masked ally. From superstar creator Kevin Smith and guest-starring Aquaman, the New Teen Titans and Deathstroke the Terminator!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha). For every 50 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 28 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND ROBIN #5
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and variant cover by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Frank Quitely
Are two Dynamic Duos too much for one city? Batman and Robin find themselves at cross-purposes with Red Hood and Scarlet. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? And who will end up being the chosen protectors of Gotham City?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Frank Quitely), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN ANNUAL #27
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by J. Calafiore & Mark McKenna
Cover by J. Calafiore
A murdered priest. A desecrated grave marker. A kidnapped child. A secret key. A mystery whose solution could upset the world order. For Batman and Robin to stop the rampage of a zealot named Amon, the Sixth Sinner, they first have to halt a deadlier foe intent on making sure Amon succeeds. To end the killer’s mad scheme, Batman faces Azrael, Death’s Dark Knight! “The Eighth Deadly Sin” continues in DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #11 and sets the stage for this month’s premiere issue of the AZRAEL ongoing series!
On sale October 7 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #11
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Tom Mandrake
Cover by J. Calafiore
Picking up where BATMAN ANNUAL #27 left off! A lock without a key. A murder mystery whose solutions could lead to countless deaths. An answer in search of – the Question! Renee Montoya must help Batman save Robin from Amon, the Sixth Sinner, while keeping the fanatic killer from uncovering a 2,000-year-old religious secret. But is Azrael willing to risk Robin’s life in order to see this secret revealed? “The Eighth Deadly Sin” sets the stage for this month’s premiere issue of the AZRAEL ongoing series!
On sale October 14 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US

AZRAEL #1
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Ramon Bachs
Cover by Jock
Variant cover by Frazer Irving
Following the events of “The Eighth Deadly Sin” in BATMAN ANNUAL #27 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #11, the new monthly series starring Death’s Dark Knight begins! Michael Lane is a man in search of redemption, but does serving the Order of Purity as God’s Angel of Justice bring him closer to achieving his goal – or simply send him further down a road paved with good intentions? When a hired killer comes to Gotham City seeking revenge for crimes committed decades in the past, Azrael faces an impossible conflict: What if God’s justice forces the hero to claim one of God’s servants? From writer Fabian Nicieza (SUPERMAN, TRINITY) and artist Ramon Bachs (RED ROBIN)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jock), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Frazer Irving). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ARKHAM REBORN #1
Written by David Hine
Art and variant cover by Jeremy Haun
Cover by Frazer Irving
Following the Black Mask’s destruction of Arkham Asylum in BATTLE FOR THE COWL, Dr. Jeremiah Arkham has rebuilt the Asylum following the design of his mad Uncle Amadeus. Intended as a model for enlightened treatment of mental illness, the building soon mutates into a torture house, and the inmates find themselves trapped in a living hell. And when Jeremiah starts hearing a voice from beyond the grave, it becomes painfully clear that the lunatics really have taken over the Asylum! Beginning a 3-issue miniseries from the BATTLE FOR THE COWL: ARKHAM ASYLUM creative team of writer David Hine and artist
Jeremy Haun!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Frazer Irving), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with
a cover by Jeremy Haun). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 28 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: THE UNSEEN #1-2
Written by Doug Moench
Art and cover by Kelley Jones
The fan-favorite Bat-team of Doug Moench and Kelley Jones reunite to introduce the newest member of Batman’s rogues gallery in this twice-monthly, 5-issue miniseries! Horrible and unexplained murders have Gotham City held captive. Bizarre deaths have been occurring throughout the city, but the perpetrator is unknown. Even when the crimes have been committed in view of witnesses, all that is seen is a glimpse of a weird, skinless “meat-man” who seems to fade away after the crimes. Gotham’s only hope is their Dark Knight Detective, but how can Batman find and fight an Invisible Man?
Issue #1 on sale October 7, issue #2 on sale October 21
1 and 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #691
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter
Cover by Tony Daniel
BATMAN double-ships this month as Two-Face and the new Batman throw down in the Batcave. And the fight is a vicious one, but just as Two-Face begins to get the upper hand…Batman shows up? The final chapter of Dick Grayson’s first adventure as Batman is a can’t-miss!
On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #692
Written by Tony Daniel
Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea
Cover by Tony Daniel
BATMAN double-ships this month with Tony Daniel returning to the series as the new writer and artist after his best-selling BATTLE FOR THE COWL miniseries! With Batman pounding the pavement in search of Black Mask, Penguin on the run, and the completion of the new Arkham Asylum looming close, Gotham City has reached a boiling point! Guest-starring Catwoman and the Huntress and featuring the return of Gotham City’s most notorious crime family!
On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #858
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by JH Williams III; co-feature art by Cully Hamner
Cover by JH Williams III
Variant cover by Adam Hughes
The shocking and tragic origin story of Batwoman begins here! In “Go” part 1, young Kate Kane and her family are kidnapped by terrorists, and Kate’s life – and the lives of her family – will never be the same! Plus, the mystery behind the villainous Alice is at last revealed!
Then, in The Question co-feature, Renee’s search for a missing girl comes to a bittersweet end, leaving Renee with more questions and an even bigger mystery for her to solve. As long as she can survive the night, that is…
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by JH Williams III), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Adam Hughes). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATGIRL #3
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
Cover by Phil Noto
It’s a new look and a new costume for the all-new Batgirl! As crime in Gotham City continues to rise, the newest member of the Bat-family vows to wear the mantle of the Bat and fight alongside Batman and Robin in their war on crime. There’s just one problem: She hasn’t told Batman and Robin yet!
On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #5
Written by Chris Yost; co-feature written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs; co-feature art by Jeremy Haun
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
The 2-part « Leviathan » story begins from guest writer Chris Yost (RED ROBIN) as the Huntress finds herself in an unusual position – the responsible one! Because when Huntress hunts down a violent new criminal, she finds herself stuck with a violent, loose cannon of a partner on the case – the Man-Bat.
Meanwhile, in the Manhunter co-feature, Jane Doe is in custody and claiming that Two-Face asked her to kill the former D.A. Since Kate Spencer can’t find the bipolar baddie, it’s up to Manhunter to hunt him down!
On sale October 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

RED ROBIN #5
Written by Chris Yost
Art by Ramon Bachs
Cover by Francis Manapul
“Council of Spiders,” Part 1 of 4! Ra’s al Ghul goes from hunter to hunted! What is the Council of Spiders, why have they been killing assassins, and who is the Wanderer? After the death of Red Robin last issue, the League of Assassins now must – wait, WHAT? Everything shifts into insane overdrive as the daughter of Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox completes her quest to find Red Robin, only to get caught up in one of the deadliest games on the face of the planet.
On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #5
Written by Paul Dini
Art and cover by Guillem March
Harley Quinn takes center stage this issue as the girls deal with the after effects of Hush’s deadly manipulations over the last few months. Plus, don’t miss a surprise guest-star!
On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #34-35
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Andy Clarke
Covers by Francisco Mattina
Batman’s adventures in Moscow have all been leading to this as BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL double-ships in October! With The Tsar ready to detonate a hydrogen bomb in Moscow, Batman must work with General Lukzov to stop the massacre. In order to save the day, Batman will have to gain a hand from an unlikely ally!
Issue #34 on sale October 7; issue #35 on sale October 21
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #23
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Fernando Pasarin & Jay Leisten
Cover by Tom Mandrake
“The Hunting” continues as Halo, Katana and The Creeper attempt to capture Killer Croc and return him to Gotham City before more dead bodies surface in the Louisiana swamps. But when Man-Bat joins the fight, will he side with the monster or the monster-hunters?
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD’S FINEST #1
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Julian Lopez
Covers by Phil Noto
After tracking down a threat to The Man of Steel – and all of Metropolis – Red Robin must team up with the new Kryptonian Nightwing to end this mysterious threat and rescue Flamebird. But is all this just a red herring to distract the heroes from an even bigger threat to Gotham City and New Krypton? Be here to find out in this 4-issue miniseries from rising star writer Sterling Gates (SUPERGIRL) and artist Julian Lopez.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers, both by Phil Noto that can be ordered separately. Cover A will feature Nightwing. Cover B will feature Red Robin. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 28 • 1 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #2
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal
Covers by Gary Frank
Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s exploration of the origin of the greatest Super Hero of all time continues! In this second issue, readers will witness young Clark Kent’s initial journey into the late 30th century as Superboy and see how meeting the Legion of Super-Heroes shapes the Superman he will one day become! Plus, more on the beginnings of the young Lex Luthor!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 28 • 2 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ACTION COMICS #882
Written by Greg Rucka & Sterling Gates;
co-feature written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Julian Lopez; co-feature art by CAFU
Cover by CAFU
“The Hunt for Reactron” part 3! Supergirl and Flamebird continue their slugfest, with poor Nightwing caught in the middle! Wait, isn’t that man standing over there the same Reactron who murdered Supergirl’s dad and Flamebird’s surrogate father? Get him! Continued in SUPERGIRL #46…
And in the new Captain Atom co-feature, the mystery of where (and when) Captain Atom is heats up when someone with a connection to Metropolis arrives on the scene. But are they friend or foe?
On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ADVENTURE COMICS #3
Written by Geoff Johns; co-feature written by Geoff Johns & Michael Shoemaker
Art by Francis Manapul, co-feature art by Clayton Henry
Covers by Francis Manapul
Superboy is back and hunting for Lex Luthor! He can’t find Luthor on his own, and he needs help from his best friend Tim Drake, a.k.a. Robin. But Tim’s now traveling the globe under the alias of Red Robin! The boys’ reunion isn’t all smiles and hugs, as Conner discovers that Tim has been hiding a great many secrets from the newly returned Boy of Steel. And they’re secrets that could destroy their friendship!
Plus, in the Legion of Super-Heroes co-feature, the intergalactic odd couple known as Sun Boy and Polar Boy team up to figure out what’s up with the menace trying to destroy the universe.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul and renamed and renumbered ADVENTURE COMICS #506). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #693
Written by James Robinson
Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez
Cover by CAFU
It’s a special issue set entirely within General Lane’s Project 7734 headquarters! Learn more about the mysterious Mirabai, Codename: Assassin and Atlas, and witness Lane ply information out of his latest…acquisition. All this plus revelations about Lex Luthor and Brainiac!
Meanwhile back in Metropolis, big trouble comes calling. Hint: Him am not Superman!
On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #8
Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Joe Kubert
On a mission in space, Superman and his fellow Kryptonians encounter the might of the Thanagarian Army. Can Superman keep things peaceful between the two races – or will The Man of Steel discover that Hawkman’s legendary temper is shared by all his people?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary
Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Joe Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 7 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #46
Written by Sterling Gates & Greg Rucka
Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal
Cover by Joshua Middleton
Continuing from ACTION COMICS #882, “The Hunt for Reactron” concludes! It’s the final showdown between Flamebird, Supergirl and the man who killed their father. And for the Daughters of Zor-El, that means it’s payback time. Will Reactron make it out alive? Or is Nightwing the only one who can save
them all?
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #65
Written by Peter Johnson & Matt Cherniss
Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
What scares Batman and Superman? Even worse, what scares their greatest foes, The Joker and Lex Luthor? Horror comes alive in this very special Halloween tale from Peter Johnson (SUPERNATURAL) and Matt Cherniss (Sub-Mariner)!
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

BOOSTER GOLD #25
Written by Dan Jurgens; co-feature written by Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund; co-feature art by Mike Norton
“Day of Dead” concludes as Booster Gold battles Black Beetle in the past and jumps through time to team up with the new Batman and Robin in the future. But how are these events connected – and what is the Black Beetle really after?
Then, in Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes must stop the Blue Beetle scarab from trying to kill him…and everyone else on the
planet Earth!
On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

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

DOOM PATROL #3
Written by Keith Giffen; co-feature written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Matthew Clark & Livesay;co-feature art by Kevin Maguire
Cover by Matthew Clark
Variant cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire
Remember Mento? Yeah, that guy – goofy helmet, lightning bolt on his chest. After reading this issue, it’s a sure bet you won’t forget him again any time soon. Oh yeah, and the resolution of that whole « black hole » thing from last issue adds a kinda-sorta new member to the Doom Patrol roster. As for everyone’s favorite Metal Men, it’s the dynamic debut of Douglas, Robot Hunter! We’re too good to you.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #25
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Renato Guedes, Mike Norton, José Wilson Magalhães & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Ladrönn
The main story this month focuses on the sudden and strange return of Green Arrow! Of course, we’re talking about the Green Arrow that Black Canary stabbed on her wedding night!
And in this issue’s co-feature, Black Canary is stunned to find that Cupid can’t tell the difference between the two Green Arrows – which could lead to one of the deadliest Super-Villain teams of
all time!
On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JSA VS. KOBRA #5
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski
Cover by Gene Ha
The Justice Society finally tracks Kobra to his main base and launches an all-out assault on him and his forces. It seems impossible that Jason Burr can escape their wrath now, but the wily serpent has one last surprising trick up his sleeve!
On sale October 14 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

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

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

MAGOG #2
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Howard Porter & John Dell
Cover by Glenn Fabry
Magog’s got a problem: How does he use the Justice Society and their vast resources and abilities without their knowing he’s going against their standard operating procedure? And that doesn’t even compare to his more immediate problem: coming face-to-face with the putrid villain known as Miasma beneath New York City! Continuing the all-new series from writer Keith Giffen (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL) and reuniting the best-selling JLA art team of penciller Howard Porter and inker John Dell!
On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #48
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina
“Six Gun War” part 5 of 6! Hex has been betrayed and stands alone as he takes on Quentin Turnbull’s gang of bounty hunters! But Hex is at his best when he’s got no one watching his back. “The Six Gun War” barrels towards next month’s bloody conclusion!
On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #6
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis
Cover by Brian Bolland
Animal Man R.I.P.! Buddy Baker sees only one way to take down the Mirror Master’s daughter Prismatik and her homicidal partner Bloodrage – and even if it works, Animal Man won’t walk away from the fight! Will there be anything left to send home to what remains of his family? This future might not have a future at all…
On sale October 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

POWER GIRL #6
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Guillem March
“Space Girls Gone Wild!” part 3 of 3! The trio of sexy alien marauders continues their rampage across Earth, and Power Girl makes her last stand against these seemingly unstoppable foes. But even Power Girl has her limits…
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Amanda Conner), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Guillem March). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

THE SHIELD #2
Written by Eric Trautmann; co-feature written by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Marco Rudy & Mick Gray; co-feature art by Greg Scott
Cover by Francis Manapul
The Shield’s mission deepens as he struggles to free himself from the mind-washed hordes. Unfortunately, someone else is on the same mission despite no official sanction. Can The Shield control the situation – or will he be forced to scrub out, thanks to Magog?
Plus, Inferno takes on Black Canary on her own turf! Will she catch him before he’s even started to run?
On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE WEB #2
Written by Angela Robinson; co-feature written by John Rozum
Art Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta; co-feature art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
The Web finds himself in over his head as he plunges deeper into the criminal underworld looking for the elusive villain Dr. Archer. With his calls of duty piling up, The Web gets caught in a terrible death trap and in his civilian I.D., he’s found himself rolling with made men. Has the new hero overplayed his hand already?
Plus, the Hangman begins tightening the noose on San Francisco’s organized crime, but he finds resistance in the form of the Ugly Man!
On sale October 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S. #9
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Claude St. Aubin and Scott Hanna
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
In the aftermath of STRANGE ADVENTURES, Adam Strange and Captain Comet heed Vril Dox’s call to arms to stop the onslaught of Starro the Conqueror! But Starro has a plan that even a super-genius like Dox won’t see coming.
On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

SECRET SIX #14
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott and Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Daniel LuVisi
The shattering conclusion to “The Depths” is here! The Six find themselves pitted against Artemis, Wonder Woman and the hideous secret being from deep within the new Devil’s Island!
On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE MIGHTY #9
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Dave Johnson
Alpha One is the fastest man on Earth – but Gabriel Cole will  have to be faster if he wants to put his plan in motion before his super-powered adversary catches on! He’s literally got something cooking that could really give Alpha a hand…but definitely not in the way you’re expecting!
On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STRANGE ADVENTURES #8
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom and Scott McDaniel
& Andy Owens
Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
In this grand finale, Adam Strange, Captain Comet, Bizarro and the rest of the gang face off against the cosmic threat of Synnar! Unparalleled space guru Jim Starlin concludes his cosmic DC epic!
On sale October 7 • 8 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

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

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

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

VIGILANTE #11
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Walter Simonson and JP Leon
Cover by Walter Simonson
Curiosity killed the cat. And that’s a lesson a hard-boiled reporter should have learned before he decided to track down the masked, gun-toting anti-hero who has come to Gotham. Nonetheless, he gets more than he bargained for when he witnesses the origin of the Vigilante!
On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WARLORD #7
Written by Mike Grell
Art and cover by Mike Grell
Mike Grell picks up the pencil again for the dazzling 2-part “The Forgotten!” All in Skartaris know Travis Morgan, the Warlord – all except for Morgan himself! Lost in the ruins of a savage city and protecting a girl he doesn’t know, the Warlord can’t even remember his own name! Good thing he remembers how to fight – or the ape-men of this forgotten world will leave him in an unmarked grave!
On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL COMPANION TP
Written by David Hine, Royal McGraw, Chris Yost, Fabian Nicieza and Joe Harris
Art by Jeremy Haun, Tom Mandrake, Pablo Raimondi, Jim Calafiore and others
Cover by Ladrön
Spinning out of BATMAN: R.I.P.! With Batman gone, the forces of good and evil in Gotham City struggle for dominance in this new title collecting the five BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL Specials: ARKHAM ASYLUM, THE NETWORK, MAN-BAT, UNDERGROUND and COMMISSIONER GORDON.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 4 • 128 pg, FC,
$14.99 US

BATMAN: PRIVATE CASEBOOK TP
Written by Paul Dini and Peter Milligan
Art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #840-845, plus a story from the DC INFINITE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, this hard-hitting BATMAN trade paperback pits The Dark Knight and guest star Zatanna against the new Ventriloquist and still-the-same Scarface, as well as Catwoman, the Riddler and more.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 160 pg, FC,
$14.99 US

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE NEW PRINTING
Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by Brian Bolland
Don’t miss this new printing of the timeless Prestige Format Special by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. Created especially for DC Direct’s BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE ACTION FIGURE SET, it features the coloring from the original printing and is available only while supplies last.
On sale October 7 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US • MATURE READERS

BLACK LIGHTNING YEAR ONE TP
Written by Jen Van Meter
Art and cover by Cully Hamner
The electrifying origin of Black Lightning is collected in this hot new title featuring the complete 6-issue miniseries. See how Jefferson Pierce went from teacher to the hero of Metropolis’s Suicide Slum, taking on Tobias Whale and the crime syndicate The 100 along the way.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: SHAZAM! – THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL HC
Written by Otto Binder
Art and cover by C.C. Beck
At last, DC Comics collects the legendary serialized story from the pages of CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #22-46 (1943-1945). The Big Red Cheese battles foe after foe as he inches his way toward the malevolent force behind it all: the two-inch long, superintelligent worm known as Mr. Mind!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 23 • 272 pg, FC, $39.99 US

THE FLASH VS. THE ROGUES TP
Written by John Broome
Art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and others
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
These seminal tales from the 1960s, torn from the pages of SHOWCASE #8, THE FLASH #105, 106, 110, 113, 117, 122, 140 and 155, introduced the Scarlet Speedster’s Rogues Gallery, including Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Gorilla Grodd, the Weather Wizard, Captain Boomerang and Heat Wave — all prominently featured in FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES’ REVENGE.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 3 TP
Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Kevin Maguire, Ty Templeton, Mike McKone,
Bill Willingham, Joe Rubinstein and Dick Giordano
Cover by Kevin Maguire & Joe Rubinstein
The 1980s adventures of the Justice League continue! This new volume, now in trade paperback, collects JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #23-25 and JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #26-30.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME PART 2 TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross
The Kingdom Come Superman continues to crusade against evil alongside his new Justice Society teammates – but is he the only one who can stand against the threat of Magog? And what are Gog’s true motives? This hard-hitting new volume, now in trade paperback, collects JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13-18!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 192 pg,FC, $19.99 US

OUTSIDERS: THE DEEP TP
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Adam Kubert, Lee Garbett, John Dell and Trevor Scott
Cover by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott
Batman is gone — but his legacy must endure in the wake
of “Batman: R.I.P.” A new team of Outsiders is born in this title collecting the BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS SPECIAL #1 and OUTSIDERS #15-20.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

ROBIN ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Various
Art by Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer and Sheldon Moldoff
Cover by Jim Mooney & Win Mortimer
This new ROBIN ARCHIVES collects stories from the late 1940s in which The Boy Wonder faces the Sinister Knight, declares war on Batman, travels to Rancho Fear, battles crime in Hollywood, and meets the fearsome man with the Midas touch. Features tales  from STAR SPANGLED COMICS #86-105.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 31 • 256 pg, FC, $59.99 US
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: DC COMICS PRESENTS – SUPERMAN TEAM-UPS VOL. 1 TP
Written by Len Wein, Paul Levitz, Cary Bates and others
Art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Murphy Anderson, and others
Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Superman meets DC’s greatest heroes including The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and many more in this title collecting DC COMICS PRESENTS #1-26.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 512 pg, B&W, $17.99 US

THE SPIRIT BOOK 4 TP
Written by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier
Art by Chad Hardin, Aluir Amancio, Wayne Faucher and Hilary Barta
Cover by Joe Kubert
Hit the pavement with Will Eisner’s immortal creation in this new volume collecting THE SPIRIT #21-25. Don’t miss Denny Colt’s efforts to trace a killer to Cambodia, as well as his battle against a terrorist who’s poisoning Central City’s food supply.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERGIRL: WHO IS SUPERWOMAN? TP
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.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 176 pg, FC,
$17.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE SEARCH FOR KRYPTONITE TP
Written by Michael Greene and Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Shane Davis and Matt “Batt” Banning
The epic adventure from SUPERMAN/BATMAN #44-49 by Michael Green and Mike Johnson, two of the writers of the hit TV series Heroes, is now available in trade paperback! The World’s Finest team has a new mission: collect all Kryptonite from across the globe — no matter who gets in their way! Includes a foreward by “Dark Knight” co-writer Jonah Nolan!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 4 • 160 pg, FC,
$12.99 US