DC Comics In July 2009 - Part 1 : DC Universe[ENGLISH] DC tells us: DC Comics In July 2009 – Part 1 : DC Universe – Batman, Batman & Robin, Detective Comics, Action Comics, Superman, Justice League of America, Justice Society of America, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Power Girl, Blackest Night, Wonder Woman, Outsiders, Green Arrow…

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BLACKEST NIGHT #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis raise the dead in the most anticipated comics story of the year! Throughout the decades, death has plagued the DC Universe and taken the lives of heroes and villains alike. But to what end? As the War of Light rages on, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends upon us, with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps at the center of it all.
Don’t miss this 8-issue epic taking the DCU beyond the grave!
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 250 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 15 • 1 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #43
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
The official prologue to BLACKEST NIGHT starts here as the first Black Lantern is born! Black Hand has been an enemy of Hal Jordan since Hal’s early days as a Green Lantern. But even Black Hand is unaware of the true power he holds that will connect him to the Blackest Night! Discover this villain’s connection to death and the Black Lantern Corps!
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 Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #44
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
“Blackest Night” continues! As Hal Jordan and Barry Allen investigate a bizarre crime in Gotham City, they come face to face with one of their oldest allies – J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter! But their old friend is not there for reunions; he’s come for much more. Meanwhile, Sinestro seeks to rebuild his army and take his revenge on the being who would usurp it – Mongul!
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 Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
“Emerald Eclipse” hits its shocking conclusion leading directly into BLACKEST NIGHT. The sciencell riot causes a new law to be doctored into the Book of Oa as Kyle and Guy fight against it. What fate awaits the honor guards, and who will be left standing from the riot that shook Oa to its core?
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 July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORPS #1-3
Written by Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Rags Morales, Chris Sprouse, Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke and others
Covers by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant covers by Gary Frank, Francis Manapul and Doug Mahnke

In this 3-issue miniseries, writers Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) reveal the secrets behind the Lanterns of BLACKEST NIGHT! Bear witness to Blue Lantern Saint Walker’s pilgrimage of hope, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris’ sacrifice for love, Green Lantern Kilowog’s courageous beginnings, Red Lantern Vice’s source of rage, Orange Lantern Blume’s bizarre creation, and the first appearance of the mysterious Indigo, leader of the Indigo Tribe!
Retailers please note: These issues will each 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 covers by Gary Frank, Francis Manapul and Doug Mahnke). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
Issue #1 on sale July 15; Issue #2 on sale July 22; Issue #3 on sale July 29 • 1-3 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-4
In July, DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with WEDNESDAY COMICS, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today!
WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28” x 20” tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14” x 20” page.
Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello, whose past editing credits include BATMAN BLACK & WHITE, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER and SOLO, each page of WEDNESDAY COMICS spotlights the continuing adventures of DC heroes, including:
•    BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso
•    ADAM STRANGE, by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100)
•    METAMORPHO, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman)
•    THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze
•    DEADMAN, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock
•    KAMANDI, written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL)
•    SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER)
•    WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives)
•    GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!)
•    TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway
•    SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL)
•    HAWKMAN, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces)
•    SGT. ROCK, written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON), ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert
•    THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Karl Kerschl
•    METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDio with art by Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL)
WEDNESDAY COMICS will arrive in stores folded twice to 7” x 10”, with the first issue set to reach stores on July 8.
Issue #1 on sale July 8; Issue #2 on sale July 15; Issue #3 on sale July 22; Issue #4 on sale July 29 • 1-4 of 12 • 7” x 10”, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #3
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Kako

Everything you’ve come to love about RUN! is on display this month: beatings, fire, explosions, guns, jokes at the expense of the less fortunate, stupid costumes and stupid people. You get all this entertainment plus the shocking chain of events that leads to the Human Flame getting a new girlfriend. It’s all downhill from here…
On sale July 1 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: ESCAPE #3
Written by Ivan Brandon
Art by Marco Rudy & Mick Gray
Cover by Scott Hampton

Why do you fight? Are you not happy here? Are you not provided for? The Global Peace Agency loves you. Why would you ever leave? The recent reports of torture and death in Electric City are greatly exaggerated. We will protect you. Just tell us everything you know…
On sale July 15 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE #3
Written by Joe Casey
Art by ChrisCross
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

The Super Young Team is dismayed and saddened by the recent events that took place at the “Super Young Team Fan Appreciation Convention” in Dubai. The group would like to reemphasize that this event was not sanctioned by the team and therefore not sponsored by Super Young Team Inc. Their appearance at the show and the subsequent disaster were unfortunate acts of nature. While we reflect on these sad times, we’d like to remind you to visit the all-new merchandise store on the SYT website and check out the new line of signed 8×10’s. Thank you.
On sale July 22 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK #3
Written by Eric Wallace
Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Things are not looking up for Mark Richards, the Tattooed Man. His family is in trouble, his powers are out of control, and his city is looking to him for help before it goes up in flames. Too bad Mark is too busy getting his face kicked in by a couple of new villains to do anything about it. This is the part where being a hero gets tough, and Mark realizes he might not be up to the task.
On sale July 29 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND ROBIN #2
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Frank Quitely
Variant cover by Andy Kubert
“Batman Reborn” continues with the reteaming of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, New X-Men)! In a blazing Gotham City police department, the new Batman and Robin face the bizarre, fighting freakshow that is the Circus of Strange and find that they don’t make as good a team as Batman had hoped! Meanwhile, the mysterious Sasha escapes from Professor Pyg and vows vengeance on the people who killed her father.
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 Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #688
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert
Cover by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea

There may be a new Batman in Gotham City, but that doesn’t mean the city wants him. As Two-Face and Penguin take measures to keep the new Dark Knight at bay, one of the archvillains makes a startling discovery about the new Caped Crusader. Plus, Batman trains the new Robin, and Mark Bagley starts a 4-issue stint as guest artist!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #2
Written by Paul Dini; co-feature written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs; co-feature art by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
In this second issue by the dynamic duo of Paul Dini (DETECTIVE COMICS) and Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN), Commissioner Gordon teams with the new Batman to combat the fiery threat that Firefly has spread across Gotham City. And to make matters worse, the mysterious adversary known only as Abuse makes his presence felt!
Meanwhile, in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Kate Spencer is the new District Attorney of Gotham City, will she use her legal power or her Super Hero identity to find the killer of the previous D.A.?
On sale July 15 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #855
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by JH Williams III; co-feature art by Cully Hamner
Cover by JH Williams III

“Elegy” part 2 of 4 by Greg Rucka and JH Williams III! Batwoman captures her enemy, a madwoman known only as Alice who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras – including Kate! But when the tables are turned, Batwoman finds herself in a hallucination slamming the present into a collision with the past, and the hints of a threat that will claim the lives of every man, woman and child in Gotham City.
And in the all-new co-feature starring the Question, Montoya’s quest to find a missing young girl turns deadly.
On sale July 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #2
Written by Paul Dini
Art and cover by Guillem March

Tommy Elliott, a.k.a. the villainous mastermind known as Hush, has escaped the confines of Batman’s headquarters and is wreaking havoc throughout Gotham City all under the guise of Bruce Wayne. Will the loose assemblage of Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn be enough to stop the madman’s rampage? Or are Gotham’s femmes fatales doomed to fail before they even begin?
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED ROBIN #2
Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Ramon Bachs & Art Thibert
Cover by Francis Manapul

Red Robin continues scouring the world, searching for clues to Bruce Wayne’s final fate in this new series from writer Chris Yost (New X-Men, X-Force) and artist Ramon Bachs (Civil War: Front Line)! But now he’s been targeted by the League of Assassins. What does Ra’s al Ghul want with Red Robin? Why are members of the League of Assassins being targeted for death? And what happened to the life Red Robin left behind? Spoiler guest-stars as « Batman Reborn » continues here in “The Grail” part 2 of 4.
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #31
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Guillem March

A new five-part arc begins with an international bang! When a powerful Russian mobster sets his sights on Gotham City, Batman thinks he’s ready. But this isn’t any ordinary mobster, and he’s bringing backup in the form of…a bear? These unexpected foes might just be able to take control of the Gotham underworld – and then the whole city. Can Batman stop them?
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE OUTSIDERS #20
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott

“The Deep” part 6! Against their will, the Outsiders help the Insiders find the last pieces of the meteorite which will restore the immortality of the Insiders once and for all. But a fateful choice has to be made by Geo-Force that will lead to a life-changing moment for him and Katana. Plus, more on the mysterious origins of Metamorpho and his connection to the Insiders.
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #879
Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson & Rucka
Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez; co-feature art by Cafu
Cover by Andrew Robinson

So far, Nightwing and Flamebird’s mission of apprehending Zod’s sleeper agents has gone fairly smoothly. But then they met Az-Rel and Nadira Va-Dim. Now the “Bonnie and Clyde of Krypton” have turned the tables on Earth’s newest protectors. The race to prevent war with New Krypton may be over before it’s even begun! And it’s all in preparation for next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!
Plus: The debut of the Captain Atom co-feature written by Greg Rucka (DETECTIVE COMICS) and James Robinson (STARMAN), the writers of SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON! Where has Captain Atom been all this time? And is he back on the side of good – or still on the side of evil? Find out here in an adventure featuring art by Cafu (VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION).
On sale July 15 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #690
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalhães
Cover by Andrew Robinson

As media mogul Morgan Edge fans the flames of Earth’s distrust of all things alien, Mon-El wrestles with his looming demise and what to do with his remaining life. At the same time, forces from the future must prevent Mon-El from meeting Sodam Yat – the Green Lantern from Daxam known as Ion – for the sake of tomorrow. And General Lane rolls out his plan to ensnare our hero by lining up a vicious crew of villains – but to do this, Steel must fall. It’s a wild ride setting up next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #43
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal
Cover by Joshua Middleton
Things are going well for Supergirl – she’s back on New Krypton, and she’s even managing to patch things up with her mother, Alura. But when she goes to visit her older cousin, Superman warns her that not all is as it seems in the House of El…
Setting the stage for next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #62
Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

When the inmates take over Arkham Asylum, it’s a job for the World’s Finest duo – Robin and Supergirl! Rafael Albuquerque (BLUE BEETLE) joins the series as regular artist for a story we could only call « Sidekicked! »
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #5
Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Tan Eng Huat

Superman is on trial for his life. The crime: Treason! The punishment: Death! But is this a challenge Kal-El can even hope to triumph over when the man pulling all the strings is General Zod? A tale of heroism, evil and base betrayal – on the strange world of New Krypton.
And all of this helps set the stage for next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!
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 Tan Eng Huat). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 8 • 5 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #22
Written by Keith Giffen; co-feature written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund; co-feature art by Mike Norton
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

“Day of Death” part 2! Booster Gold travels back in time to prevent the Black Beetle from killing the New Titans, but who will save Booster Gold from the Black Beetle — and what role will Deathstroke play?
And in the all-new Blue Beetle co-feature, Jaime must battle a flying robot army from destroying all of the people in El Paso!
On sale July 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #25
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta
Cover by Mario Alberti

There’s nothing Blue Beetle loves more than a good team-up. And there’s nothing Hardware hates more than a meddler! Can the two of them network long enough to stop dangerous Alva technology from hitting the streets?
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH: REBIRTH #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver

Barry Allen left a legacy that thrived after his death. Now his return threatens it all. What secrets does Barry hold inside him about the fate of the Flash Family? What destiny awaits Wally and his twins?  What murderous force targets Bart Allen? And what does it truly mean to be a speedster?
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 July 22 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DEAD ROMEO #4
Written by Jesse Blaze Snider
Art and cover by Ryan Benjamin
They say you always hurt the ones you love. But in Romeo’s case, he may have taken that a little too far and accidentally killed Whisper! That could mean a one-way ticket back to hell for Romeo and possibly the end of the world for everybody else. But Romeo might still have a chance to set things right…if he doesn’t die from a broken heart first!
On sale July 1 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #22
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton, Bill Sienkiewicz and Josef Rubinstein
Cover by Ladrönn
The rift between Black Canary and Green Arrow widens as Discord and Cupid attack! And joining the creative team is finisher Bill Sienkiewicz (REIGN IN HELL) on the Green Arrow section…with Josef Rubinstein staying on the Black Canary sections of the new GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY!
Don’t miss the start of the action-packed co-features in this very issue!
On sale July 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #35
Written by Len Wein
Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose
Cover by Ed Benes

The cards are stacked against the remnants of the Justice League! And those cards are the Royal Flush Gang! Can even Superman and Wonder Woman save a team whose luck has run out? Featuring the deadly return of an old foe.
Retailers, please note: This story was previously solicited to appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #34.
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA VS. KOBRA: ENGINES OF FAITH #2
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski
Cover by Gene Ha

A reinvigorated Kobra has attacked the Justice Society in their home, thrusting the heroes into a maelstrom of deception and violence, and the evidence points to an even bigger target on the horizon:  S.T.A.R. Labs. As the Justice Society tracks Kobra sleeper cells through the streets of Metropolis, the mystery of Jason Burr’s master plan deepens. Can the team defuse the threat in time – or will the growing tensions between them spell victory for Kobra? Continuing the new miniseries event from Eric Trautmann (CHECKMATE, FINAL CRISIS: RESIST) and artist Don Kramer (DETECTIVE COMICS, NIGHTWING)!
On sale July 15 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #1
Written by James Robinson
Art and covers Mauro Cascioli

What brings a team together? Justice! Batman and Martian Manhunter have been slaughtered. But he’s not the only hero to fall at the hands of villains. The murder has to stop, and it’s time to take the fight to the bad guys! Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman unite in a cry for justice!
This 6-part miniseries from James Robinson (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) and rising star artist Mauro Cascioli (TRIALS OF SHAZAM) pushes our heroes to the brink and beyond as evil can no longer be tolerated to win. But when Prometheus plans his revenge on not only the heroes, but on the very places they call home, will this new team be ready to pay the cost for the justice they seek? This time it’s personal – and it’ll only get more bloody before it’s over!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Mauro Cascioli that will be separately orderable. Cover A shows the left side of the image; cover B shows the right side. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 1 • 1 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #29
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Jesus Merino

A new era begins for the Justice Society of America as writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges (BLUE BEETLE) take over the series with new artist Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN ANNUAL) just as two new recruits make their debut with the team! Strange happenings at the JSA Mansion are weird precursors to an all-out attack on all members of the team — all but one! And what is the strange connection that new members King Chimera and All-American Kid might have with the turmoil?
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #45
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina

The “Six Gun War” epic continues in part 2 of 6! Jonah Hex recruits another soldier in his war against El Papagayo, and this time it’s Blue Eagle! But Hex must hurry, as El Papagayo is preparing to execute his prisoners, Bat Lash and Tallulah Black!
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #3
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis
Cover by Brian Bolland

Enter the League of Titans! Buddy Baker is cracking up, but can he rely on a little help from his friends? Or should a wounded animal just slink away to die? Starfire has an opinion on the subject, and she’s never been one to keep her feelings to herself…
On sale July 29 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE MIGHTY #6
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Dave Johnson
Being the commander of Section Omega has its perks — like a free trip to Earth orbit, courtesy of Alpha One! It may be a beautiful view, but Gabriel Cole had better hope it doesn’t turn into a one-way trip! After all, he’s beginning to understand just why he’s had so many predecessors in his job – and why so few have lived to tell about it!
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S. #6
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Claude St. Aubin & Scott Hanna
Cover by Kalman Andrasofzsky
The first arc concludes as Starro and his horde begin their conquest of the universe. Can super-genius (and super-jerk) Vril Dox maneuver his band of rebels in time to turn the tide? (Answer: Not a chance.)
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

POWER GIRL #3
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Guillem March

It’s the striking conclusion of the first arc from the fan-favorite writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (JONAH HEX, TERRA) and artist Amanda Conner (JSA CLASSIFIED, TERRA)! Power Girl battles Ultra-Humanite! And things get ugly as the two powerful beings come to blows!
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 July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #11
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Daniel LuVisi
A former Wonder Woman is now a slave? That’s just the first shock as the Secret Six face a new enemy with a heart of ice and an entire country at his command! All this plus the return of Mockingbird! It’s all heading towards a confrontation against one of DC’s biggest powerhouses, and the Six don’t stand a chance…
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SOLOMON GRUNDY #5
Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Worse on Friday! With Grundy mortally wounded, can he fend off the revenge of Professor Ivo?It’s super science versus evil power! And the bad blood between them forces Cyrus to face his past head on. Will he see through the madness and discover his killer? The end is coming, and it doesn’t look good for Solomon Grundy!
On sale July 1 • 5 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #31
Written by Mike Ploog
Art by Mike Ploog & Dan Green
Cover by Nick Cardy
Commissioner Dolan’s nephew Danny is in a whole heap of trouble, and it falls to The Spirit to rescue him – but to do so, he’s got to contend with Danny’s amnesia, a priceless stolen artifact, and the latest in The Spirit’s run of femmes fatales, the deadly « Adios! » Don’t miss Eisner colleague Mike Ploog’s return to THE SPIRIT in this two-part story!
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STRANGE ADVENTURES #5
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom and Michael Shoykhet
Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
An army of Weird duplicates attacks Adam Strange, Comet
and company! Another member of the mysterious Aberrant Six stands revealed – who it is will shock you! And Lady Styx makes her next move!
On sale July 1 • 5 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TEEN TITANS #73
Written by Bryan Q. Miller; 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

In the first feature, the team attempts to rescue Wonder Girl from the new Fearsome Five, as Calculator enacts his revenge on the team for not protecting his children. In the 10-page co-feature, Ravager faces the drug problem that could kill her!
On sale July 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TITANS #15
Written by JT Krul
Art by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Cover by Angel Unzueta & Wayne Faucher

Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS! Tempest returns! And how will his arrival affect the Titans? The last page not only answers this question, but will have fans buzzing.
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #34
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

“Birds of Paradise” part 1 of 2! After the status-shattering events of WONDER WOMAN #33,  the world’s most sensational team reunites, as Wonder Woman and Black Canary go undercover among some of the worst villains of the DC universe! It’s gonna be a bad day for some bad men when the two toughest women in comics join forces!
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

VIGILANTE #8
Written by Marv Wolfman
Pencils by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Cover by Walter Simonson

Vigilante must risk his own identity in order to save FBI agent Laura Temple from the Costume Serial Killer. But is Vigilante actually helping her – or is he playing into a bigger trap?
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WARLORD #4
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Joe Prado & Walden Wong
Cover by Mike Grell
Revolution in Shamballah! The Warlord has been captured, and his allies must convince the downtrodden populace of the Shadow Lands to rise up against the terrible and enigmatic master who holds them all prisoner. But our heroes just might be martyred by the Minosaur first!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US