DC Comic In September 2009: DC Universe[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comic In September 2009, Part 1: DC Universe. Blackest Night, Batman, Batman And Robin, Superman, Green Lantern, Flash: Rebirth, Titans, Teen Titans, Justice Society of America, Justice League of America, Green Lantern Corps, Wenesday Comics, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Detective Comics…

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BLACKEST NIGHT #3
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis
As the dead attack in full force, Green Lantern is faced with an impossible decision and the scattered remains of the Justice League suffer a terrible loss. Who can stop the Black Lanterns? Why are they rising? And how can the Spectre help?
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 September 16 • 3 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN #2
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy José
Variant cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope
It’s a crisis in Smallville as Psycho Pirate attacks! Plus, Superman’s dead bride returns as a Black Lantern! And she joins in on the haunting of Smallville in the second part 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 September 23 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN #2
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Adrian Syaf & John Dell
Cover by Andy Kubert
Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
The Dark Knight continues his journey into BLACKEST NIGHT! Will the new Batman join his predecessor in the grave? Will Red Robin’s reunion with his father be bitter and bloody? Can anyone escape the horror of the Black Lanterns? Find out in this new installment of the 3-issue miniseries from writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, THE MIGHTY) and up-and-comer Adrian 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 September 9 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #2
Written by J.T. Krul
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant cover by Brian Haberlin
Titan-on-Titan violence! Black Lantern Hawk has his talons set for the female Hawk and Dove! Meanwhile, Red Star faces a frightful family reunion with Black Lanterns Pantha and Wildebeest, and Donna Troy faces her worst possible nightmare! Plus, Black Lantern Terra terrorizes Beast Boy! Continuing the 3-issue miniseries 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 Brian Haberlin). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 30 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #46
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Variant cover by Andy Kubert

BLACKEST NIGHT continues! For months, Mongul has wrested control of the Sinestro Corps. Now Sinestro wants a word with him. And Hal wants a word with Sinestro. But in the midst of BLACKEST NIGHT, they’ll all become the hunted as the fallen Sinestro Corps members rise. What will happen? Here’s a hint: Sinestro gets some serious payback.
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 Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

The battle continues on Oa as the honored dead of the Green Lantern Corps and the recently deceased Sciencell convicts who lost their lives in the riots have all become Black Lanterns and will not rest until the bloody hearts and minds of the Green Lanterns are literally in their hands. Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardener and John Stewart resort to their most brutal fighting yet as the Blackest Night threatens to envelop Sector Zero and send the universe reeling into chaos!
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 September 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WEDNESDAY COMICS #9-12

WEDNESDAY COMICS, DC’s new, 12-issue weekly series, reaches its incredible conclusion in September. Here are just some of the highlights of this third and final month:

• In BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, Bruce Wayne digs further into a steamy murder mystery. It’s a classic noir tale by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso.
•  METAMORPHO dives into a fever-dream of an adventure, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman).
•  THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN make a deadly detour after Selina Kyle attempts to rob Jason Blood’s collection of antiquities, taking her into unexpected territory. Written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze.
•  DEADMAN is warned off of pursuing a serial killer by the only being who could do so: Rama Kushna. It’s a tale of mystery and mystics written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock.
•  KAMANDI explores the living nightmare that is the world after the Great Disaster in a sprawling tale written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL).
•   The feathers fly as HAWKMAN heads into slam-bang action, as written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces).
•  SGT. ROCK is captured by German forces — but will the Rock break? Find out in a gritty wartime epic written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON) and ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert.

And don’t miss these continuing features:
•  THE METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDio with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.
•  THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher with art by Karl Kerschl.
•  SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL).
•  GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!).
•  SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER).
•  ADAM STRANGE, written and illustrated by Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100).
•  WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives).
•  THE TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway.

WEDNESDAY COMICS will arrive in stores folded twice to 7” x 10”.

Issue #9 on sale September 2; Issue #10 on sale September 9; Issue #11 on sale September 16; Issue #12 on sale September 23 • #9-12 of 12 • 7” x 10”, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #5
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by KAKO
Science is not your friend! The Human Flame is about to learn this the hard way as he accidentally unlocks the terror behind the doors of the most secret facility at S.T.A.R. Labs. Mike’s on the cusp of becoming one of the most powerful villains in the DC Universe! Or he may just be on the cusp of being horribly murdered! It’s hard to tell with cusps sometimes.
On sale September 2 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK #5
Written by Eric Wallace
Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
The situation in Liberty Hill just went from bad to worse as the Tattooed Man struggles to keep his city from being destroyed. But what help can he offer thousands of terrified citizens? He can’t even keep himself out of danger from any number of threats, including the cops, an unseen villain and his own powers!
On sale September 30 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE #5
Written by Joe Casey
Art by ChrisCross & Rob Stull
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Something sinister is going on in the Super Young Team’s homeland of Japan. Can they put their bickering aside long enough to find the truth? Or will the promise of a more lucrative future keep them from uncovering their nation’s deadliest secret?
On sale September 23 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: ESCAPE #5
Written by Ivan Brandon
Art by Marco Rudy
Cover by Scott Hampton
As Nemesis prepares his plan to gain freedom from the Global Peace Agency, he’s dealt one last fatal setback. He hasn’t been able to trust anybody in Electric City, and now he’s not even sure if he can trust himself. Is he doomed to a life of torture and paranoia?
On sale September 16 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE #2
Written by Kevin Smith
Art by Walter Flanagan & Art Thibert
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Variant covers by Gene Ha
Kevin Smith’s newest Batman adventure has only just begun and already the surprises are pouring in! This issue has more guest-stars, more twists, more turns and more Batman than you can handle. Don’t miss the sensational second issue from Smith — the fan-favorite creator behind GREEN ARROW and Daredevil — and artist Walter Flanagan (BATMAN: CACOPHONY)!
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 September 30 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND ROBIN #4
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Frank Quitely
Variant cover by Philip Tan
Meet the Red Hood and his sidekick Scarlet, Gotham City’s vicious new “protectors,” in the start of a new arc! This dangerous duo is out to destroy the very reputation and legacy of the Batman by replacing it altogether. Writer Grant Morrison (FINAL CRISIS) teams with hot new artist Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN) to bring you what’s sure to be the new Batman and Robin’s biggest challenge yet!
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). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #857
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by JH Williams III; co-feature art by Cully Hamner
Cover by JH Williams III
“Elegy” part 4 of 4! Batwoman faces off against Alice in an attempt to stop the villainess from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham! But Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman’s life will never ever be the same again.
Plus, The Question’s search for a missing girl leads Renee to a human trafficking ring, and the Question suddenly finds herself in way over her head.
On sale September 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATGIRL #2
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
Cover by Phil Noto

As the new Batgirl continues her nightly mission, the mystery of her secret identity intensifies. Now she has become the target of both Gotham City’s heroes (who don’t take kindly to a new person wearing the cape and the cowl) and its villains (who want to see the entire Bat-family six feet under)!
On sale September 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #690
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter
Cover by Tony Daniel
Penguin ups the ante in his bid to become Gotham’s top crook and enlists a few of Arkham’s finest to keep Batman busy. Meanwhile a mysterious presence enters the scene to aid the Penguin – or is there another motive at play? And Two-Face takes a massive leap forward in uncovering one of Batman’s greatest secrets.
On sale September 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #4
Written by Paul Dini; co-feature written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs; co-feature art by Jeremy Haun
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

With Batman’s recent “Bruce Wayne” problems barely contained, Gotham City’s new Dark Knight must now deal with the most lethal arm of Black Mask’s growing empire – Victor Zsasz!
And in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Kate has Jane Doe under arrest, what does Jane have to say about why she killed the former DA? Will she flip on her actual leader, the Black Mask – or will she continue to point the finger at Two-Face?
On sale September 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #4
Written by Paul Dini
Art and cover by Guillem March

Bruce Wayne has always been considered the quintessential ladies’ man. But he’s never faced ladies quite
like this before! Has Gotham City’s playboy prince finally met his match?
On sale September 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #33
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Jock
Batman learns that appearances can be deceiving in Moscow in part 3 of this 5-part story! Every mobster in Russia seems too terrified of the Tsar and his Bear to talk about the crime kingpin. But is Bear having doubts about his mission and his boss? Who can Batman trust in this unfamiliar city where nothing is as it seems?
On sale September 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #22
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Tom Mandrake
“The Hunting” continues as Metamorpho, Black Lightning and Geoforce scour the globe to track down Clayface. But when tensions rise, Lighting and Geoforce will find themselves at odds over the control of the team. Plus, the Creeper and Man-Bat head down to the bayou to catch themselves a Killer Croc!
On sale September 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED ROBIN #4
Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Ramon Bachs
Cover by Francis Manapul

“The Grail” part 4 of 4! In this explosive conclusion to the debut arc, Red Robin’s search leads him to the deserts of the Middle East with the League of Assassins by his side. How many lines will he cross to prove that Bruce Wayne is alive? One journey ends, but a far deadlier one begins as Red Robin learns the truth – although he may not survive to tell anyone, because back in Gotham City, Red Robin faces off with the one man who could stop his quest: Batman!
On sale September 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal
Covers by Gary Frank
Hot on the heels of their acclaimed run on ACTION COMICS, superstars Geoff Johns and Gary Frank reunite to present a 6-issue event that spells out the definitive origin of Superman for the 21st century – and it all starts with a gigantic 48-page issue! Chronicling Clark Kent’s journey from the cornfields of Smallville to the skyscrapers of Metropolis, you’ll witness a whole new look at the beginnings of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Super-Heroes, Lois Lane, Metallo, Jimmy Olsen, the Parasite and more! It’s a look at the mythic past of the Man of Steel with an eye toward the future!
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 September 23 • 1 of 6 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ACTION COMICS #881
Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson & Rucka
Art by Julian Lopez; co-feature art by CAFU
Cover by Pere Pérez

“The Hunt for Reactron” starts here! Spilling out of the stunning finale of “Codename: Patriot,” Supergirl and Flamebird find themselves at each other’s throats! What’s happened to these two childhood friends to put them at such odds, and can Nightwing calm them down before the situation escalates? And just what are they going to do about all of the guys who are surrounding them? You know, the guys in the tanks? Continued in SUPERGIRL #45!
Plus! James Robinson and Greg Rucka’s Captain Atom co-feature continues! What is happening to Captain Atom, and more important, what’s happening to his mind? Team Breach is on hand to lend some answers, but Atom probably isn’t going to like them. Featuring the gorgeous art of CAFU!
On sale September 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ADVENTURE COMICS #2
Written by Geoff Johns; co-feature written by Geoff Johns and Michael Shoemaker
Art by Francis Manapul, co-feature art by Clayton Henry
Covers by Francis Manapul

Superboy is back and living out his teenage years in Smallville. But all is not as it seems in Superman’s hometown. And while Conner reunites with his former girlfriend, Wonder Girl, to see if they have a future together, Lex Luthor and Brainiac form a partnership that will cause havoc throughout the DC Universe. But what do their plans have to do with Conner and the other students at Smallville High?
Plus, in the Legion of Super-Heroes co-feature, which takes place all the way in the 31st century, Lightning Lad travels to the prison planet of Takron-Galtos to confront his brother, Lighting Lord. There, Lightning Lord informs Lighting Lad of a shocking family secret that sets the pieces in motion for a war that will decide the future of the universe. Yeah, the universe. No big.
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 ADVENTURE COMICS #505). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #692
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalhães
Cover by CAFU

Tragedy strikes in the aftermath of “Codename: Patriot”
as Metropolis buries one of its own! And with a man down, the Science Police are on their own to stop a cadre of Super-Villains from stealing a formerly common commodity that has suddenly become rarer than gold!
On sale September 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #7
Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Bryan Talbot

It’s never a dull moment on New Krypton – just when Superman was getting used to his place on his reborn homeworld, he’s thrust into a new position that makes his previous duties look like a cakewalk. And thanks to the fallout from the “Codename: Patriot” storyline, New Krypton’s ruler – and Superman’s aunt – Alura has her hands full keeping the people of Kandor from panicking. So of course it’s the perfect time for an alien threat to arrive and declare war…
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by GaryFrank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bryan Talbot). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 9 • 7 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #64
Written by Joe Casey
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

Batman makes a shocking discovery with possible Kryptonian origins that places the duo in certain doom – unless Superman makes the ultimate sacrifice…
On sale September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #45
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal
Cover by Joshua Middleton
Continuing from ACTION COMICS #881 – “The Hunt for Reactron” part 2! Can Supergirl rely on her seemingly unstable childhood friend to help her track down her father’s assassin? Or will she ultimately get burned by Flamebird?
On sale September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL ANNUAL #1
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez
Cover by Renato Guedes

In SUPERGIRL #34, Supergirl took the new secret identity of Linda Lang. But how long until someone finds out her secret? Now, for the first time ever, witness Supergirl’s initial attempt to live her double life in “Linda Lang: Day One”!
Plus! The secret origin of Superwoman revealed! What drove Lucy Lane to become the superpowered threat known as Superwoman? How did she transform from Lois Lane’s little sister into Project 7734’s secret weapon? Find out here!
On sale September 2 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE SHIELD #1
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
Variant sketch cover by JG Jones

Spinning out of August’s “Red Circle” event from superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski comes the new ongoing adventures of the patriotic Shield and the mysterious man on the run, Inferno! Eric Trautmann (CHECKMATE) and Marco Rudy (FINAL CRISIS) take Lt. Joe Higgins, a.k.a. The Shield, into the hotspots civilians dare not go. His first mission takes The Shield to the razed country of Bialya, destroyed by the rage of Black Adam in 52. Something lurks in the mountains beyond militia activity, and The Shield must investigate!
Plus, Inferno stars in a fast-paced co-feature from writer Brandon Jerwa (G.I. Joe) and artist Greg Scott (GOTHAM CENTRAL)! Who is Inferno, and why is he being pursued by the Dark Men? He’d better find out fast because Green Arrow and Black Canary have questions of their own for the new hero!
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 sketch cover by JG Jones). See the Previews Order Form for more info.
On sale September 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE WEB #1
Written by Angela Robinson; co-feature written by John Rozum
Art by Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta;co-feature art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Variant sketch cover by JG Jones

Spinning out of August’s “Red Circle” event from superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski comes the new ongoing adventures of the selfish rich-boy hero the Web, and the mysterious-undying Hangman. Writer/director Angela Robinson (D.E.B.S.) and artist Roger Robinson (BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS) spin the tales of The Web, a man who has only recently come to understand the burden of true heroism. He’s fighting crime on his own terms, and for his first mission he’s hunting down the men responsible for killing his brother!
Plus, the Hangman stars in his own co-feature with a touch of urban noir from writer John Rozum (DETECTIVE COMICS) and artists Tom Derenick and Bill Sienkiewicz, the team behind REIGN IN HELL! The Hangman haunts the streets of San Francisco and touches lives as he works to discover whether his powers are a blessing or a curse.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a sketch cover by JG Jones). See the Previews Order Form for more info.
On sale September 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #27
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art & cover by Jesus Saiz
The wait is over as J. Michael Straczynski arrives on THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD! First up, the best-selling scribe pairs Batman and…Dial H For Hero? Robby Reed and his grandfather thought their brief visit to Gotham City would go smoothly until one of Gotham’s petty thieves made the score of the century in the form of Robby’s H-Dial! Batman’s on the case, but The Joker’s crime wave has the city in a panic, and the power of the H-Dial has had a very unexpected effect on the hood who stole it. The choices he makes could change his life – and Robby’s – forever! Features the stunning art of Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT)!
On sale September 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DEAD ROMEO #6
Written by Jesse Blaze Snider
Art and cover by Ryan Benjamin
Romeo, Romeo…just how dead are you, Romeo? Needless to say, things have not gone well for our vampire with a conscience since last issue. The clock is ticking and there’s not much Romeo can do to save Whisper from meeting a brutal final fate. Not a great outlook for our star-crossed lovers, is it? Well, Romeo can’t say he wasn’t warned.
On sale September 2 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #24
Written by Dan Jurgens; co-feature written by Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund; co-feature art by Mike Norton
Booster Gold faces off against Black Beetle for the fate of the entire Justice League. But Black Beetle isn’t all he seems, and his one, true identity is revealed at last!  Plus, Matt Sturges and Mike Norton take Blue Beetle out of El Paso and drop him directly into harm’s way in a battle against…Black Beetle!
On sale September 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DOOM PATROL #2
Written by Keith Giffen;
co-feature written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Matthew Clark & John Livesay;
co-feature art by Kevin Maguire
Cover by Matthew Clark
Variant cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire

It’s a black hole, but it’s not a black hole. If you’re a Doom Patrol fan, that made perfect sense. And even if not, then you’re in for one hell of a ride as the Doom Patrol face off against the most annoying alien this side of G’nort. Who’s G’nort? What, do we have to spoon-feed this stuff to you?
Oh, and we send the Metal Men into space. Just because.
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 September 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE FLASH: REBIRTH #6
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver

In a battle along the outskirts of time, the secrets of the Speed Force have been revealed! The new archnemesis of those who ride the lightning is coming for Iris Allen. And the Barry Allen you knew is gone forever…or is he? What change does Wally West face? What destiny will Kid Flash choose? Prepare to meet a Flash Family that’s both familiar and different…and get to the starting line for the next epic adventures of the Speed Force!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 30 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #24
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton, Josef Rubinstein and Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Ladrönn

The main feature this month focuses on the DC Universe’s bizarre answer to Thelma & Louise as Black Canary and her rival Cupid end up on the lam from both Big Game and the Star City Police! Meanwhile, this issue’s co-feature sees Green Arrow doing his best to bring down Big Game himself before the baddie can find either woman in GA’s life!
On sale September 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37
Written by Len Wein
Pencil art by Tom Derenick
Cover by Joe Prado

It’s the epic finale of the 3-part Royal Flush arc as Roulette and Amos Fortune raise the stakes, and the JLA go all in! But with the odds against them, the team had better pray for a last-minute miracle before their chips are cashed in for good.
On sale September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 80-PAGE GIANT #1
Written by Chuck Kim, Josh Williamson, Rich Fogel and others
Art by Mahmud Asrar, Adrian Syaf and others
Cover by Jay Anacleto

With a tale this massive, we could only fit it in an 80-page giant! When a battle between Epoch and the Time Commander spills over into our era, the Justice League finds itself scattered throughout time. That leaves Superman and Dr. Light fighting alongside a tornado-powered Samurai, Green Lantern and Red Arrow locked in a showdown with Cinnamon in the Old West, Green Arrow and Firestorm facing the Bride of Frankenstein in WWII, John Stewart and Vixen drawing swords alongside the Shining Knight, and Black Canary and Zatanna evading gangsters with the original Crimson Avenger!
Reintroducing the classic, extra-sized issues for a whole new generation, this special issue features the writing of TV’s Chuck Kim (Heroes) and Rich Fogel (Batman Beyond, Justice League) along with writer Joshua Williamson (Dear Dracula) and artists such as Mahmud Asrar (Dynamo 5) and Adrian Syaf (BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN)!
On sale September 30 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #31
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Jesus Merino

Magog and Wildcat square off as the team traitor involved in the attack on a fellow JSAer is revealed! It all leads to greater tension and permanent rifts within the most storied Super Hero team of all time! Clearly, this was an inside job, and though they may not realize it now, the damage to the group is deeper than any of them suspects.
On sale September 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #3
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Mauro Cascioli

The team welcomes two new members as Supergirl and Shazam join the roster! And it’s just in time, too, because when Prometheus is finally caught and his evil machinations are revealed, the League finds out they may be unable to stop him.
On sale September 2 • 3 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JSA VS. KOBRA #4
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski
Cover by Gene Ha
The trail of Kobra leads the Justice Society of America to Fawcett City! Jason Burr may think that it’s safe to venture into former Shazam territory, but he’s about to learn that the JSA protects each other’s turf no matter what. And now that Burr has gotten them mad, there’s no holding the Justice Society back!
On sale September 16 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MAGOG #1
Written by Keith Giffen
Art and variant cover by Howard Porter & John Dell
Cover by Glenn Fabry
Introducing the latest member of the Justice Society of America to break out into his own monthly series! Tired of chafing at the restraints that being a member of the JSA put upon him, Magog decides to take justice into his own hands and track down who’s behind the dealing of high-tech arms to lowlife scum around the DC Universe! Be here as the hunt starts Magog on the path to discovering his own unavoidable destiny thanks to writer Keith Giffen (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, DOOM PATROL) and artists Howard Porter and John Dell, the acclaimed team behind JLA!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Glenn Fabry), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Howard Porter & John Dell). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #47
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina
“Six Gun War” part 4 of 6! Hex, Bat Lash and Tallulah Black are off to find and kill Quentin Turnbull, but on the way, they run afoul of a dangerous band of banditos. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Hex meets up with an old friend – but can he be trusted? Or is betrayal on his mind?
On sale September 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #5
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis
Cover by Brian Bolland
His powers are gone. His teammates are beaten. His family hates him. Prismatik and Bloodrage have all the power of the League of Titans HQ to themselves. And this miniseries only has one issue to go. It doesn’t look good for Buddy Baker, does it? There’s a reason we called it The Last Days of Animal Man, folks!
On sale September 30 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE MIGHTY #8
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Dave Johnson
Gabriel Cole’s family has fallen apart, and Alpha One has a nuclear bomb! But Alpha’s pride could be his undoing when Cole finds himself alone in the “hero’s” headquarters…and his rage begins to lead him down a terrifying road!
On sale September 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S. #8
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
Word of Starro’s invading horde and Vril Dox’s rebellion reaches the masses, and sides are drawn. Plus, the mighty Khund fleet enters the battle against Starro! Too bad for them. Plus: The all-new, all-dangerous Omega Men.
On sale September 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED TORNADO #1
Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Jose Luisí & J.P. Mayer
Cover by Ed Benes & Mariah Benes
Think you know everything there is to know about the mighty Red Tornado?
Well think again!
This miniseries shines a new light on the true origin of Red Tornado, the Justice League of America’s resident android Super Hero! You’ll not only discover a crew of characters new to the DC Universe, if Red Tornado has his way, you’ll also uncover the hero’s true android family! But will it cost him the love of his adopted human one?
Get caught in the whirlwind of this exciting new series from writer Kevin VanHook and artist Jose Luisí!
On sale September 2 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

POWER GIRL #5
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Guillem March

“Space Girls Gone Wild!” part 2 of 3! As the trio of sexy alien marauders continue their rampage across Earth, Power Girl tries to figure out how to stop ’em! But with aliens this gorgeous, readers won’t ever want them to leave!
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 September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #13
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Daniel Lu Visi
War breaks out on the new Devil’s Island and the Six are split in half. Now they’re on opposite sides and ready to die (or kill) for their cause! But what in the world are they fighting over that’s strong enough – and brutal enough – to take down Wonder Woman?
On sale September 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SOLOMON GRUNDY #7
Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Buried on a Sunday! With the Death of Solomon Grundy, Cyrus has no distractions or lies to hide behind anymore. We finally learn the answer to who killed Cyrus Gold and why. But will Cyrus forgive his killer and end his curse forever? And with his past mistakes, will Hell let him go? Time runs out for Cyrus as Blackest Night hits. Is this the end
of Solomon Grundy?
On sale September 2 • 7 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STRANGE ADVENTURES #7
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom and Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
Comet versus the original Captain Comet! The old Captain wants to build a dangerous new utopia for the universe, and it looks like his younger counterpart is the only one who can stop him!
On sale September 2 • 7 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TITANS #17
Written by Pat McCallum
Art by Angel Unzueta & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Angel Unzueta

Spotlight on Beast Boy! Gar Logan grows tired of not being taken seriously by his Titans teammates. And what he plans on doing about it will shock you!
On sale September 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #75
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
Variant cover by Andy Clarke

Come celebrate our gala 75th issue with an all-star cast of Titans past and present! Joining this issue for the extravaganza is new ongoing writer Felicia D. Henderson, a co-executive producer on TV’s hit show Fringe! Don’t miss this start to a fresh new take on DC’s premier teen team!
And in the Ravager co-feature, Rose lies nearly dead in the Arctic when a horrific discovery chills her even more!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Clarke). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 30 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #36
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

“The Rise of the Olympian” has changed Wonder Woman’s life completely, and it’s not over yet as repercussions are still being felt all over the world! In this issue, Diana finds herself fighting for her life against the man destined by the gods to take her place – Achilles, the Warkiller!
On sale September 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

VIGILANTE #10
Written by Marv Wolfman
Pencils by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Cover by Walter Simonson
Now Vigilante finds himself on the run and living on the mean streets of Gotham City where he must now avoid the FBI, the mob and the Bat. But Vigilante has a few tricks up his sleeve and a few Gothamites in his sights!
On sale September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WARLORD #6
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Chad Hardin & Walden Wong
Cover by Mike Grell
“Saga” concludes in a blaze of magic and gunfire! The Warlord is back where he belongs at the head of an army. But this battle will be fought by land and air, and his enemy has harnessed power beyond comprehension! It’ll take more than a sword to finish this fight. Are Morgan’s new surface-world allies up to the challenge?
On sale September 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 8 TP
Written by Don Cameron and Bill Finger
Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley and George Roussos
Cover by Jack Burnley
DC continues collecting Batman stories in chronological order for the first time. In this new, eighth volume, Batman and Robin face some of their greatest foes, including the Penguin, The Joker, and Catwoman, in stories from BATMAN #14-15, DETECTIVE COMICS #71-74 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #8-9.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 14 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN: MONSTERS TP
Written by James Robinson, Warren Ellis and Alan Grant
Art by John Watkiss, John McCrea and Quique Alcatena
Cover by John Watkiss
Collecting three monstrous tales for the first time from LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #71-73, 83, 84, 89 and 90! First, Batman investigates murders that seem to have been committed by a werewolf. Then, he must battle bio-engineered soldiers turned killing-machines. And in the final story, Batman faces Clayface!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL HC
Written by Tony Daniel and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Tony Daniel, Guillem March, ChrisCross, Jamie McKelvie, Alex Konat and Mark McKenna
Cover by Tony Daniel

Collecting the hit Batman miniseries by Tony Daniel and more! Following the disappearance of her protector, Gotham City may be too far gone for Nightwing, Robin, Commissioner Gordon and the rest of the city’s heroes to save the day. Amid the fires, rioting, looting and gang warfare, one question rings out from the souls of Gotham’s desperate citizens: Where is Batman? Don’t miss this hardcover featuring BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL #1-3, GOTHAM GAZETTE: BATMAN DEAD? #1 and GOTHAM GAZETTE: BATMAN ALIVE? #1!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: AGENT ORANGE HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Philip Tan, Jonathan Glapion, Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert
Cover by Philip Tan

“This is comic book storytelling at its absolute finest.”
— IGN

A new chapter in the prelude to the massive BLACKEST NIGHT event is collected in this hardcover featuring GREEN LANTERN #39-42! A war of light explodes across the Vega System — and the Green Lantern Corps, led by Hal Jordan, must battle the bizarre Orange Lantern Corps and its leader, Agent Orange, possibly the most vile being in the universe. Plus, the Guardians’ pact with the criminals of the universe is revealed.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: EMERALD ECLIPSE HC
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason and Rebecca Buchman
Cover by Patrick Gleason
The Green Lantern Corps faces the Sinestro Corps in this prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT from issues #33-38 of the monthly series! Mongul enslaves the planet Daxam, making it the home world of his Corps. Will Sodam Yat, the Green Lantern known as Ion, fight to save his homeworld, which he’s vowed never to return to?
Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH TP NEW EDITION
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver and Prentis Rollins
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
The six-issue miniseries that restored Hal Jordan as Earth’s Green Lantern now features a new cover by Ethan Van Sciver. This collection also includes the preview story from Wizard Magazine! See how a man born without fear rebuilds his life, putting cosmic forces into motion that will have repercussions on Earth and across the universe.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 7 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BLACKHAWK: BLOOD AND IRON TP
Written by Howard Chaykin
Art and cover by Howard Chaykin
Howard Chaykin’s 1988 miniseries is back in print! Polish pilot Janos Prohaska — better known as Blackhawk — is on American soil and in trouble. Accused of Communist leanings, he stumbles across a plot to overthrow the U.S. government and bomb New York City concocted by former Nazis out for revenge.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JONAH HEX: LEAD POISONING TP
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art by Jordi Bernet, Rafa Garres and David Michael Beck
Cover by Jordi Bernet
Jonah Hex returns, six-guns blazing, in this new collection of issues #37-42 of his acclaimed series. This time, Hex runs afoul of a trio of beautiful female bounty hunters and almost becomes the victim of a doctor’s grisly practice.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 21 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: ENEMY RISING TP
Written by Jim Shooter
Art by Francis Manapul & Livesay
Cover by Francis Manapul
Collecting LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #37-44 in trade paperback, ENEMY RISING features the work of legendary, returning LEGION writer Jim Shooter, with spectacular art by Francis Manapul! Can Lightning Lad grow into his new role as Legion Leader in time to help the team stop an evil from beyond the fringes of the universe?
Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE QUESTION VOL. 5: RIDDLES TP
Written by Dennis O’Neil
Art by Denys Cowan, Bill Wray and Malcolm Jones III
Cover by Denys Cowan

Secrets of the Question’s past are revealed in this new, fifth volume collecting issues #25-30, as The Question faces The Riddler and battles martial arts expert Lady Shiva.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 21 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION HC
Written by Billy Tucci
Art and cover by Billy Tucci
Sgt. Rock returns in this new tale inspired by true events. From the bloody beaches of Normandy to the muddy forests of the Vosges Mountains, Easy Company is joined by Johnny Cloud, the Haunted Tank and other DC war heroes as they battle for their lives behind enemy lines against a force ten times their size. From the six-issue miniseries.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES TP NEW EDITION
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines and Tim Sale
Cover by Ed McGuiness and Dexter Vines
DC Comics is pleased to offer a special new edition of the classic trade paperback collecting SUPERMAN/BATMAN #1-6 to coincide with the Fall 2009 WHV direct-to-DVD DC Universe Animated Original movie, featuring the same logo as the movie packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN: RED SON DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by Mark Millar
Art by Dave Johnson, Kilian Plunkett, Andrew Robinson and Walden Wong
Cover by Dave Johnson
For the first time ever, DC’s classic 3-issue epic is collected in hardcover. In this tale of Cold War paranoia, the spaceship carrying the infant Superman lands in the 1950s Soviet Union, where he grows up to become a symbol of Soviet power.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 168 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US

SUPERMAN: THE ADVENTURES OF FLAMEBIRD AND NIGHTWING TP
Written by Paul Kupperberg
Art by Ken Landgraf, Kurt Schaffenberger, Marshall Rogers and others
Cover by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson
Flamebird and Nightwing, heroes of the bottle city of Kandor, soar in this new collection of tales from SUPERMAN FAMILY #173 and 183-194. Explore the world of Krypton through the adventures of Flamebird and Nightwing, as new heroes of the same name are current rising stars of the DC Universe.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 21 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: HOUSE OF SECRETS VOL. 2 TP
Written by various
Art by various
Cover by Bernie Wrightson
Nearly 500 black-and-white pages of HOUSE OF SECRETS horror stories in one value-priced volume collecting issues #99-119. These stories features work by horror master Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Alex Niño, Sergio Aragonés and many others.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 21 • 496 pg, B&W, $17.99 US

TRINITY VOL. 3 TP
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley, Scott McDaniel, Mike Norton and others
Cover by Andy Kubert

The final, massive collection of TRINITY is here, featuring issues #36-52 of the weekly series. The world hasn’t just been changed, it’s been destroyed. Can the Trinity still save the day?
Advance-solicited; on sale October 14 • 424 pg, FC, $29.99 US

WONDER WOMAN: RISE OF THE OLYMPIAN HC AND TP
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti, Bernard Chang and Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

When the gods change their plans for man’s world, it’s up to Wonder Woman to protect humanity against an invading army of male warriors and a new adversary called Genocide.
An army of Olympians has risen for an all-out assault on war across the globe and only Wonder Woman can stop them in this new title collecting issues #20-27! One particular attack could spell the end of the Department of Metahuman Affairs and end WW’s secret identity of Diana Prince. And Wonder Woman’s life is changed forever when she faces a monster named Genocide who goes toe-to-toe with her . . . and wins.
Retailer note: This title is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 4 in both hardcover and trade paperback editions.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 4 • 208 pg, FC
HC: $24.99 US; TP: $14.99 US