DC Comics In February 2010: DC Universe[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In February 2010, Part 1: DC Universe. Blackest Night, Batman, Batman And Robin, Superman, Green Lantern, Blackest Night: JSA, Blackest Night: Wonder Woman, Blackest Night: Flash, Teen Titans, Justice Society of America, Justice League of America, Secret Six…

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BLACKEST NIGHT #7

On sale February 24 • 7 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns • Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert • Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari • Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis

As Nekron continues to wage war on life throughout the universe, Hal Jordan discovers the grim, true mission behind the villain’s return. But the truth is so cosmically abysmal that it threatens to expose a secret that could tear the very universe asunder. You can’t miss this stunning, penultimate issue to the year’s biggest event!

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GREEN LANTERN #51

On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns • Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy • Variant cover by Greg Horn

The most epic battle in BLACKEST NIGHT yet comes to a shocking conclusion as Hal Jordan makes the ultimate move to take on the Black Lantern Spectre. But what price comes with the unleashing of Parallax? And what does this mean for the future of the emotional spectrum’s avatars?
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GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45

On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Peter J. Tomasi • Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman • Variant cover by Greg Horn

The battle for the Green Lantern Battery on Oa comes to a bloody end as the new front in the War of Light emerges!

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BLACKEST NIGHT: FLASH #3

On sale February 17 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns • Art and cover by Scott Kolins • Variant cover by Francis Manapul

It’s a case of the chicken-or-the-egg as Barry Allen takes on the Black Lantern Reverse-Flash and seeks answers to the very nature of Professor Zoom’s impending resurrection. Plus, the Rogues witness an act so horrifying that it changes one of their own forever.

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BLACKEST NIGHT: JSA #3

On sale February 24 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by James Robinson • Art and cover by Eddy Barrows & Nei Ruffino •Variant cover by Gene Ha

The bloodthirsty combat in Manhattan reaches its stunning conclusion here! Earth-2 Superman returns to prove that the true legacy of the Justice Society of America is death. Can our heroes rise up to defeat their dead mentors, role models and villains? And can even the third- smartest man in the world, Mr. Terrific, devise a way to destroy them – or will Manhattan and the world perish under Nekron’s might?

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BLACKEST NIGHT: WONDER WOMAN #3

On sale February 3 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Greg Rucka • Art by Nicola Scott • Cover by Greg Horn •  Variant cover by Ryan Sook

Following closely to the events of BLACKEST NIGHT, this miniseries event concludes as the Amazonian Princess comes to terms with who she is and what her role is in the world. But will her acceptance make her more appetizing to the Black Lantern hordes – or could that emotion be their undoing?

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ADVENTURE COMICS STARRING BLACK LANTERN SUPERBOY #7

On sale February 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Tony Bedard • Art by Travis Moore • Covers by Francis Manapul

TOP SECRET!

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BLACK LANTERN GREEN ARROW #30

On Sale FEBRUARY 24 · 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by JT KRUL · Art by WILL CONRAD · Cover by GREG HORN · Variant cover by MIKE GRELL

TOP SECRET!

And check out page 79 for GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #29!

Retailers please note: This issue is actually GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #30. This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Greg Horn), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Mike Grell). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

SECRET SIX #18

On sale February 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by John Ostrander & Gail Simone • Art by Jim Calafiore • Cover by Daniel LuVisi

It’s the exciting conclusion of John Ostrander and Gail Simone’s epic team-up! The Black Lanterns have both the Suicide Squad and the Secret Six up against the wall. But Amanda Waller always has a plan. That plan: Manhunter! Plus, Deadshot is forced to make the decision of his life!

BATMAN AND ROBIN #8-9

Issue #8 on sale February 10 • Issue #9 on sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Grant Morrison • Art and Variant covers by Cameron Stewart • Covers by Frank Quitely

BATMAN AND ROBIN double-ships in February with part 2 and 3 of “Blackest Knight” guest-starring Batwoman, Knight and Squire! Only months into his new role as Batman, Dick Grayson faces perhaps the biggest threat of his life. In hopes of attaining his heart’s desire, has Dick instead unleashed a terror the likes of which the world has never seen?
Meanwhile, back in Gotham City, Alfred and a recuperating Robin are at the mercy of someone both fearsome and familiar…

Retailers please note: Both of these issues will ship with two covers each. For every 25 copies of the Standard Editions (with covers by Frank Quitely), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Editions (with covers by Cameron Stewart). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. Issue #8 on sale February 10; issue #9 on sale February 24 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #696
On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Tony Daniel • Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea • Cover by Tony Daniel

Batman at the mercy of Black Mask! While trapped in the crime lord’s headquarters, The Dark Knight must find a way to escape before all of Gotham City falls prey to the Mask’s lethal toxins. Guest-starring Catwoman, Penguin, Robin and the Reaper!

DETECTIVE COMICS #862
On sale February 24 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Greg Rucka • Art by Jock • co-feature art by Cully Hamner • Cover by JH Williams III

Two mystery cases collide, as Batman gets closer to finding a missing socialite while Batwoman uncovers a gruesome new villain who has grafted knives onto his skin. There will be blood – and souvenirs of victims’ flesh – in “Cutter” part 2!

And in The Question’s co-feature, the unknown mastermind behind the gun-running scheme hires a professional killer to take care of some unwanted female companionship. When Zeiss sets his sights on Huntress and The Question, bullets will fly and blood will run!

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #9
On sale February 17 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
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

It’s Batman, Robin and Abuse against Zsasz’s army! Will the heroes be able to save the captured children in time?

And in the Manhunter co-feature, the trial takes a turn as Jane Doe has a new suspect on her radar – the ever dangerous Black Mask!

BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE #5
On sale February 24 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Kevin Smith • Art by Walter Flanagan & Art Thibert • Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz • Variant Cover by Gene Ha

As Batman and a new partner-against-crime tackle the streets of Gotham City, Bruce Wayne’s personal life takes a step to the side as the women in his life force him into an awkward position.

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OUTSIDERS #27
On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Dan DiDio •Art and cover by Philip Tan

Geo-Force’s actions put the Outsiders at the center of a political dispute that will have dramatic consequences for them and the entire Earth. Plus, the new Masters of Disaster pay a visit to Markovia, and they intend to stay true to their name…

AZRAEL #5
On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Fabian Nicieza • Art by Ramon Bachs & John Stanisci • Cover by Francesco Mattina

When civil unrest between the Palestinian and Hassidic communities in Gotham City boils over with potential international ramifications, Azrael must devise a solution – even if it means losing his soul inside the tattered cloak of Ragman!

BATGIRL #7
On sale February 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Bryan Q. Miller • Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott • cover by Phil Noto

The situation is dire as Batgirl and Robin must venture into Devil’s Square in an attempt to save Batman before Roulette’s « most dangerous game » turns deadly. Guest-starring Dr. Phosphorus, Roxy Rocket and Riot, and more!

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #9
On sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Paul Dini • Art and cover by Guillem March
The Riddler continues leading the Gotham City Sirens into a labyrinth of puzzling predicaments. Is Edward Nigma friend or foe? Whatever the case may be, the girls are going to get their revenge.

RED ROBIN #9
On sale February 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Christopher Yost
Art and cover by Marcus To & Ray McCarthy

Red Robin returns to Gotham City as “Collision” begins! Now armed with the knowledge that Bruce Wayne is lost in time, what is Tim Drake going to do about it?

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #41
On sale February 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Sam Kieth • Art and cover by Sam Kieth

In « Ghosts” part 2 of 4, Batman continues to work with the Gotham City Police as well as his new friend Callie to figure out who the creature is who’s been terrorizing Gotham. The creature raises Batman’s curiosity when he seems to know everything about Batman, including the fate of his parents. But as the body count rises, Batman stands on the verge of losing a friend – and much, much more!

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT SPECIAL #1
On sale February 3 • 64 pg, FC, $5.99 US

Written by Greg Rucka, Paul Dini and • Art by Brian Bolland, Andy Kubert & others • Cover by Alex Maleev

Originally offered with DC Direct’s LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT BOX SET, this special includes stories from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #125, DETECTIVE COMICS #826, BATMAN CHRONICLES #8, COUNTDOWN #31 and 27 and 52 #46.

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #5
On sale February 24 • 5 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal

Superman versus Metallo – for the first time! Witness the origin of one of Superman’s most-feared foes, as an attack by Lex Luthor goes awry and gives birth to the evil of Metallo. Can an inexperienced Man of Steel handle a foe with a heart of Kryptonite? Meanwhile, Lois Lane and Perry White are close to revealing Luthor as the monster that he is – but are they willing to pay for that truth with their lives?

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SUPERMAN #697
On sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by James Robinson • Art by Bernard Chang • Cover by CAFU
“Man of Valor” Part 4!  With the Legion of Super-Hero members in the 21st century now revealed to Mon-El, the Man of Valor learns of a greater destiny he and Superboy share; one that ties directly in to the fate of New Krypton and Kal-El!

ACTION COMICS #886
On sale February 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann • co-feature written by James Robinson & James Rucka • Art by Pere Pérez • co-feature art by CAFU • cover by CAFU

Nightwing and Flamebird race the clock to capture Jax-Ur, the most dangerous of Zod’s sleeper agents.

And in the Captain Atom co-feature, our hero explores the horrors of his past with the help of Mon-El and Starfire!

SUPERGIRL #50
On sale February 17 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Written by Sterling Gates, Helen Slater & Jake Black • Art by Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal & Fernando Dagnino • Cover by Michael Turner • Variant cover by Joshua Middleton

Special celebratory 50th issue! Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle reunite to tell an epic, oversized battle royale between the Girl of Steel and a mysterious, diabolical new foe! Still reeling from last issue’s harrowing events, Supergirl is put to the test when she uncovers a terrible secret about her friend and confidant, Lana Lang.

Plus! A look into a day in the life of the Girl of Steel written by Jake Black and Supergirl herself, actress Helen Slater!

Featuring a cover by the man who redefined Supergirl for the 21st century, Michael Turner, SUPERGIRL #50 is an extra-sized extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

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SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #12
On sale February 3 • 12 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Greg Rucka & James Robinson • Art by Pete Woods & Ron Randall • Cover by Gary Frank • Variant cover by Ladrönn

Now that the conspiracy involving New Krypton’s council has been brought to light, can Superman keep his people from tearing each other apart? And what does a skull-shaped ship flying towards New Krypton mean?

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SUPERMAN/BATMAN #69
On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Joe Casey • Art and cover by Ardian Syaf & Vicente Cifuentes

Uncover the secret aftermath of OUR WORLDS AT WAR in this issue as the identity of the shape shifting, fugitive Durlan is revealed! Continue exploring past DCU events in this second issue of the new direction for the series!

HUMAN TARGET #1

On sale February 10 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Len Wein & Peter Johnson • Art by Bruno Redondo, Sergio Sandoval, Chris Sprouse & Karl Story • Cover by Lee Bermejo • Photo variant cover

On the heels of the highly anticipated Human Target Fox television series comes a brand-new adventure pitting Christopher Chance against the organized crime…of the world! When he’s tasked with protecting a highly placed informant and collecting damaging evidence throughout Europe, every assassin and goon from Paris to Prague will be gunning for the Human Target!

From series creator Len Wein comes an all-new, action-packed adventure featuring the art of Bruno Redondo (PUSH) and covers by some of the industry’s most popular creators! As a bonus, we’ve also got a backup story by Peter Johnson, executive producer of the Fox series, with art by the amazing Chris Sprouse (TOM STRONG)!

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MILESTONE FOREVER #1

On sale February 3 • 1 of 2 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Written by Dwayne McDuffie • Art by John Paul Leon, MD Bright, Romeo Tanghal & others • Cover by Admira Wijaya

DC Comics and Milestone Media entered into an unprecedented creative partnership 16 years ago this month by producing 14 interlocking, creator-owned titles including HARDWARE, ICON, and the multimedia hit that would best be known as STATIC SHOCK. Now, nine Parents Choice Awards, four Eisner Award nominations, and one Emmy and Humanitas Award-winning hit TV series later, Milestone is back, its continuity mysteriously merged with the DCU. While we saw the DC side of the story in JUSTICE LEAGUE: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, the 2-issue MILESTONE FOREVER gathers the original artists from Milestone’s launch titles – including John Paul Leon, Mark Bright, Chris Cross and Milestone founder Denys Cowan – to complete the tales told in the original runs of STATIC SHOCK, ICON, HARDWARE, SHADOW CABINET and BLOOD SYNDICATE. Milestone editor-in-chief Dwayne McDuffie reveals the final fate of each of Milestone’s launch characters in a bittersweet tale that chronicles the literal end of a universe and the birth of something new…with major consequences for the future of the DC Universe.

THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #32
On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art and cover by Jesus Saiz

Terrors of the deep! A horrifying lost city has risen at the bottom of the ocean, and Aquaman must call on the supernatural might of Etrigan, the Demon to stand between humanity and the dark menace that lurks inside that forgotten realm! It’s an undersea chiller like no other!

BOOSTER GOLD #29
On sale February 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by DAN JURGENS • Co-feature written by MATTHEW STURGES · Art by DAN JURGENS & NORM RAPMUND • Co-feature art by MIKE NORTON & NORM RAPMUND • Cover by DAN JURGENS

Booster hunts through the timestream in search of his missing sister, but finds Coast City and astronaut Hank Henshaw instead! And in the BLUE BEETLE co-feature, Jaime fights for his life and the lives of his family — against his greatest threat yet: himself!

DOOM PATROL #7
On sale February 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Keith Giffen • Co-feature written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis • Art and cover by Matthew Clark Co-feature art by Kevin Maguire

Oolong Island is picking up the pieces after the Black Lanterns’ devastating attack. Former Patrol member Crazy Jane finds the island first, bearing terrifying news of what’s to come… Plus, more Metal Men!

THE GREAT TEN #4

On sale February 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Tony Bedard • Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens • Cover by Stanley « Artgerm » Lau

The mysterious truth behind the Immortal Man-in-Darkness – and his stealth ship, the living aircraft known as the Dragonwing – are at last revealed.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #13
On sale February 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Tony Bedard • Art by Claude St. Aubin & Scott Hanna • Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

It’s the penultimate chapter of the rebellion against the new Starro the Conqueror! With Despero’s head in hand, super-genius Vril Dox harnesses the alien cranium as the key weapon in Starro’s defeat. But with the conqueror’s horde closing in, Dox calculates a 4.3% chance of success. Uh-oh.

GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #29
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG • Art by MIKE NORTON & BILL SIENKIEWICZ • Cover by LADRÖNN

It’s “Five Stages” part 5 and this issue requires a full-length adventure to do it justice! Prepare for the final showdown between Green Arrow and Black Canary vs. Cupid and Dark Arrow for control of Star City.

JONAH HEX #52
On sale February 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray • Art and cover by Jordi Bernet

Jonah Hex has done something horrible and now he’s on the run. What he’s done is so unthinkable that people want him dead for it. Hex must have had a good reason, right? Even if what he’s done is murder…

RED TORNADO # 6
On sale February 3 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Kevin VanHook • Art by José Luís & J.P. Mayer • Cover by Joe Prado

Justice League’s Vixen joins the fray! Red Tornado has to stop Red Volcano from growing even more powerful and risks losing his human family in the process! And we learn where the other elemental androids’ loyalties really lie!

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #36
On sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Bill Willingham • Art by Jesus Merino • Cover by Jesus Merino

The discovery of exactly who was behind the recent attacks on Obsidian and other members of the Justice Society puts the team on the trail of a true Axis of Evil! This means war!

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1
On sale February 3 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Written by Keith Giffen & Matthew Sturges • Art by Tom Derenick • Cover by Freddie Williams II
Reflecting developments in both MAGOG and JSA ALL-STARS this month, Magog finds himself the odd man out during a massive escape from Haven – and his own team thinks he’s somehow responsible for the prison break! Turns out, Magog may have exposed one of the DC Universe’s biggest cover-ups! Featuring 56 pages of thrilling JSA adventure from writers Keith Giffen and Matthew Sturges and artist Tom Derenick.

JSA ALL-STARS #3
On sale February 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Matthew Sturges • Co-feature written by Jen Van Meter • Art by Freddie Williams II

Co-feature art by Travis Moore & Dan Green Cover by Freddie Williams II
In « Constellations » part 2, the All-Stars are on the trail of the villains who’ve kidnapped one of their own while internal turmoil creates drama in the ranks! And after what went down in the JSA ANNUAL this month, it looks like Magog won’t be on the team much longer!

In the co-feature, Liberty Belle and Hourman trek to Venice alongside Icicle and Tigress in an amazing race to learn the secret of the ancient Staff of Legends!

MAGOG #6
On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Keith Giffen • Art by Howard Porter & John Dell •Cover by Glenn Fabry

Paralleling events in this month’s JSA ANNUAL #1, Haven is exposed as a cover for the mysterious « Flashpoint » – just  as  Magog finally gets fed up with the limitations the JSA have been putting on him. And Magog’s one guy you don’t want to see angry!

POWER GIRL #9

On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray • Art and cover by Amanda Conner

Satanna is back in town with her animal menagerie in tow to terrorize Power Girl. The villainess tries to succeed where her former lover, the Ultra-Humanite couldn’t. This time, though, Satanna has a secret weapon Power Girl won’t see coming.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42

On sale February 17 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by James Robinson • Art and cover by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter • Variant cover by Adrian Melo & Mariah Benes

In the aftermath of the horrific events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, a member is comforted by his friends and fellow Justice Leaguers over his tragic loss. And when Dick Grayson is offered membership, will the new Batman accept? Or would he rather operate outside the realm of the World’s Greatest Heroes?

Meanwhile, Ray Palmer attempts to unlock a device that’s been discovered by the team. Will it spell their doom – or something far worse? They’d better find out soon because Dr. Impossible has chosen now, of all times, to attack! Who exactly is this mysterious villain and who has he brought back with him? The new era for the team marches forward!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Adrian Melo & Mariah Benes). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #7
On sale February 24 • 7 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by James Robinson • Art and cover by Mauro Cascioli

This is the big one! After the catastrophes seen in issues #5 and #6, a hero loses control, leading to an unexpected ending that will fundamentally change the lives of the World’s Greatest Heroes forever. This issue launches a major storyline in the DC Universe and is not to be missed!

THE SHIELD #6
On sale February 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Eric Trautmann • Co-feature written by Brandon Jerwa • Art by Greg Scott • Co-feature art by Marco Rudy & Mick Gray • Cover by Sami Basri

The Shield reaches his target – the sinister Baron Gestapo. Can he withstand against the might of the Third Reich? Plus, Inferno fights America’s brightest star – the Comet!

TEEN TITANS #80
On sale February 24 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Felicia D. Henderson• Co-feature written by Sean McKeever • Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson • Co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & Júlio Ferreira

The Teen Titans rush to rescue Static from the clutches of the sadistic thug Holocaust. Plus: Slave-girl Ravager — unleashed!

TITANS #22
On sale February 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by J.T. Krul • Art by Angel Unzueta & Wayne Faucher • Cover by Angel Unzueta

DC fans won’t want to miss this finale of the two-part « Fractured » story! As the remaining three members of the team are evicted from their New York City headquarters by General Lane, they wonder if there’s anywhere on Earth they can still call home. The answer will surprise you! This issue closes this chapter in the life of the classic Titans team and ushers in an exciting new era in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and March’s TITANS ANNUAL that’ll blow your mind!

THE WARLORD #11
On sale February 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Mike Grell • Art and cover by Mike Grell
Travis Morgan, this was your life! McBane’s documentary causes Travis to reflect on a life spent in the practice of war… but the resurrected Dark Lord waits at the end of memory lane, and he’s launching an all-out attack on Shamballah! Did somebody just say « fire-breathing dragons »? All we hear is blood-curdling screams.

THE WEB #6
On sale February 24 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Matthew Sturges • Co-feature written by John Rozum • Art by Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta • Co-feature art by Tom Derenick and Bill Sienkiewicz • Cover by Stanley « Artgerm » Lau

Matthew Sturges (JSA ALL-STARS, JACK OF FABLES) comes aboard to spin the tales of the Web! Plus, the Hangman’s limitations are about to be tested by the crime lord known as Dead Man Legendre!

WONDER WOMAN #41
On sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Gail Simone • Art and cover by Aaron Lopresti

It’s a knock-down, drag-out war in the sky between the mightiest females in the DC Universe as Wonder Woman fights Power Girl! Meanwhile, that disturbingly creepy circle of hellion kids known as the Crows do everything they can to destroy Diana’s life and loved ones!

BATMAN AND ROBIN DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1: BATMAN REBORN HC

Advance-solicited• On sale April 7 • 160 pg, FC, 7.0625″ x 10.875″, $24.99 US
Written by Grant Morrison • Art by Frank Quitely, Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion • Cover by Frank Quitely

« Brilliantly executed. » — IGN

« A fresh, yet still iconic, take on the character . . . Brilliant [and] beautiful. » — Ain’t It Cool News

Batman and Robin hit the streets with a bang in their new flying Batmobile to face an assemblage of villains called the Circus of Strange and investigate the abduction of a child by the mysterious Domino Killer. But can this new Dynamic Duo find a way to work together? Find out in this new Deluxe hardcover collecting the first six issues of the hit series!

BATMAN: HEART OF HUSH TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by Paul Dini • Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs • Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Secrets shared years ago between Bruce Wayne and Hush come to light in the present! This new paperback collects DETECTIVE COMICS #846-850.

BATMAN INTERNATIONAL TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 17 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Mark Waid & Alan Grant • Art by Diego Olmos, Frank Quitely and Arthur Ranson • Cover by Jim Lee

When a string of bizarre murders hits Barcelona, The Dark Knight makes it his top priority. This new title also features BATMAN: THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION, illustrated by Frank Quitely, plus BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #52-53.

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: DEMONS AND DRAGONS TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 31 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Mark Waid & Alan Brennart • Art by Scott Kolins and others • Cover by Scott Kolins

A new paperback collecting THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13-16, along with tales from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (Vol. 1) #181, THE FLASH (Vol. 2) #107 and IMPULSE #17!

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA BY GEORGE PEREZ VOL. 2 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale April 28 • 192 pg, FC, $39.99 US
Written by Gerry Conway • Art by George Pérez, Gil Kane, Brian Bolland, Joe Kubert & others • Cover by George Pérez
The second half of the 1980s JLA stories illustrated by George Pérez is collected from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #193-197 and 200. Also includes select covers by Pérez!

THE FLASH: REBIRTH HC
Advance-solicited • On sale April 28 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, the writer/artist team behind the blockbuster GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH and THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR, create an explosive, jaw-dropping epic that reintroduces Barry Allen as The Flash in this hardcover collecting the fast-paced 6-issue miniseries. But how will this greatest of all Flashes find his place in the twenty-first century?

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS: UNION HC
Advance-solicited • On sale April 14 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by Paul Dini and Scott Lobdell • Art and cover by Guillem March

Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn have a new agenda in this hardcover collecting GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #1-7. The three villains are tired of playing by other people’s rules — now they’re planning to strike out in their own uniqe way.

HARDWARE: THE MAN IN
THE MACHINE TP
Advance-solicited •On sale March 24 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by Dwayne McDuffie • Art by Denys Cowan, J.J. Birch & others • Cover by Denys Cowan

This first-ever HARDWARE collection, featuring HARDWARE #1-8, introduces inventor/engineer Curt Metcalf whose high tech armor enables him to break free of his corrupt employer, mob connected businessman Edwin Alva.

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: ESCAPE TP
Advance-solicited •On sale March 10 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Ivan Brandon • Art by Marco Rudi and Cliff Richards • Cover by Scott Hampton

In this collection of the 6-issue miniseries, Nemesis finds himself a captive by the Global Peace Agency in the mysterious Electric City where members of the superhuman intelligence community are tortured in an attempt to siphon the secrets of the DCU’s heroes. The only object is: Escape!

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 3 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Eric Wallace • Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

In this collection of the 6-issue miniseries, the Tattooed Man is considered a hero for the first time in his life. At first, it’s a welcome change, but things go from bad to worse when he finds his body covered in unfamiliar tattoos with lives of their own.

JLA DELUXE EDITION VOL. 3 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale April 28 • 256 pg, FC, 7.0625″ x 10.875”, $29.99 US
Written by Grant Morrison • Art by Howard Porter, Mark Pajarillo, John Dell & Walden Wong • Cover by Howard Porter & John Dell

The JLA’s very first foe, Starro the Conqueror, returns in this new Deluxe hardcover collecting JLA #22-26, 28-31 and 1,000,000.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 4 TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 3 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis • Art by Kevin Maguire, Mike McKone, Bill Willingham & others • Cover by Kevin Maguire & Joe Rubinstein

This new volume collects JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #23-25 and JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #26-30 as the team deals with a captured Thanagarian spacecraft and more.

THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 3 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Gerry Conway • Art by Chris Batista and Dave Meikis • Cover by Brian Bolland

By the year 2024 Buddy’s own hometown of San Diego has struggled for years to recover from a cataclysmic typhoon. And now he must face the most vicious foe he’s seen in years — while his own powers start to fade. Collecting the 6-issue miniseries.

ORACLE: THE CURE TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 31 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Kevin VanHook and Tony Bedard
Art by Fernando Pasarin, Julian Lopez, Claude St. Aubin, Bit & John Floyd • Cover by Guillem March

Barbara Gordon discovers a new path in this collection featuring the 3-issue ORACLE miniseries plus BIRDS OF PREY #126-127.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST VOL.3
Advance-solicited • On sale March 17 • 496 pg, B&W, $17.99 US
Written by Edmond Hamilton & others • Art by Curt Swan & others • Cover by Curt Swan & George Klein

Collecting WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #146-160, 162-164 and 171-173.

STRANGE ADVENTURES TP
Advance-solicited; on sale March 31 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by Jim Starlin • Art by Manuel Garcia, Jim
Starlin, Rafael Albuquerque, Scott McDaniel & others • Cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
A deadly peril threatens the universe, and it’s up to Adam Strange to stop it. Meanwhile, a contract is put out for the death of Comet, while Bizarro finds a new purpose in life in this collection of the cosmic 8-issue miniseries!

SUPERMAN: CODENAME PATRIOT HC
Advance-solicited • On sale APRIL 21 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Written by James Robinson, Greg Rucka & Sterling Gates
Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen takes center stage in this new collection of tales from SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #2, SUPERMAN #691, SUPERGIRL #44, ACTION COMICS #880 and SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6.

SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MARCH 3 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns • Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal • Cover by Gary Frank

The amazing « Brainiac » storyline from ACTION COMICS #866-870 is collected in this spectacular new paperback! This is the hard-hitting story that revitalized Brainiac and set the stage for the storyline “New Krypton.”

TOR: A PREHISTORIC ODYSSEY TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 24 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by Joe Kubert • Art and cover by Joe Kubert

Legendary writer/artist Joe Kubert returns to the gritty, primal world of Tor in this trade paperback featuring his new six-issue miniseries adventure! Tor strugglse for survival on a quest where he encounters strange tribes, primitive animals, destructive monsters and death at every turn.

WARLORD: THE SAGA TP
Advance-solicited •On sale March 10 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Mike Grell • Art by Joe Prado, Chad Hardin
& Walden Wong • Cover by Mike Grell

Travis Morgan crashes in the primitive world of Skartaris at the hollow center of the Earth and must learn to live by the sword in this title collecting WARLORD #1-6. When a team of paleontologists and adventurers are stranded in Skartaris, their arrival triggers an unforgettable new adventure.

WEDNESDAY COMICS HC
Advance-solicited• On sale MAY 26 • 200 pg, 11″x17.5″, $49.99 US

This is it! The oversized, hardcover collection of DC’s 2009 weekly comics sensation that USA Today called « cool, classic-looking. » Featuring composite cover art, the WEDNESDAY COMICS HC includes:

• ADAM STRANGE written and illustrated by Paul Pope
• BATMAN written by Brian Azzarello with art by Eduardo Risso including additional panel art on each page!
• METAMORPHO written by Neil Gaiman with art by Michael Allred
• DEADMAN written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck with art by Dave Bullock
• THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN written by Walter Simonson with art by Brian Stelfreeze
• THE FLASH written by Karl Kerschl and Brenden Fletcher with art by Karl Kerschl
• GREEN LANTERN written by Kurt Busiek with art by Joe Quinones
• HAWKMAN written and illustrated by Kyle Baker
• KAMANDI written by Dave Gibbons with art by Ryan Sook
• THE METAL MEN written by Dan DiDio with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez & Kevin Nowlan
• SGT. ROCK written by Adam Kubert with art by Joe Kubert
• SUPERGIRL written by Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Amanda Conner
• SUPERMAN written by John Arcudi with art by Lee Bermejo
• TEEN TITANS written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway
• WONDER WOMAN written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell

Plus: Don’t miss previously unpublished pages — one starring The Creeper (written by Keith Giffen with art by Eric Canete) and one starring Plastic Man (written by Evan Dorkin with art by Stephen DeStefano)! And, as if that weren’t enough, this can’t-miss collection also includes a bonus sketchbook section and intro by series editor Mark Chiarello!

WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES VOL.1 TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 17 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by William Moulton Marston
Art & cover by Harry G. Peter

Collecting Wonder Woman’s adventures in chronological order for the first time from the pages of ALL STAR COMICS #8, SENSATION COMICS #1-9 and WONDER WOMAN #1.  Don’t miss Wonder Woman’s origin and her search to find her role in “man’s world.”

WONDER WOMAN: ENDS OF THE EARTH TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 31 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Gail Simone • Art by Aaron Lopresti, Bernard Chang & Matt Ryan • Cover by Aaron Lopresti

Wonder Woman falls victim to the Black Horizon in this new paperback collecting issues #20-25 of her hit series! To save herself, she must forge an alliance with legendary warriors while trapped on a world where brutal combat rules the day.

NIGHT OWLS VOL.1 TP

Advance-solicited • On sale March 24 • 192 pg, FC, 8.375″ x 6″, $14.99 US
Written by Peter Timony • Art and cover by Bobby Timony

In 1920s New York City, Professor Ernest Baxter, an expert in all things arcane; Mindy Markus, a scrappy flapper; and Roscoe, a gargoyle from the Bronx, are The Night Owls. Together they solve crimes no one else can, specializing in the supernatural, in this first volume collecting the short stories that make up their webcomic adventures.