DC Comics In May 2013: Vertigo & Various11 février 2013
[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In May 2013, Part 2: Vertigo & Various – Django Unchained, Fables, Fairest, The Unwritten, The Wake, He-Man And The Masters of the Universe, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman: Li’L Gotham, Scooby Doo, Where Are You…
BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #2
Written by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
In the second issue of the new, digital-first series, the search for a missing holiday choir leads Batman and Nightwing into a confrontation with Mr. Freeze! But in this heartfelt Christmas tale, the frozen fiend’s motives aren’t as nefarious as they seem…
And on a festive New Year’s Eve, Catwoman thinks she’ll be spending a quiet night at home, contemplating her New Year’s resolutions—until Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn show up, that is!
THE ANIMATED SERIES #13
Written by IVAN COHEN
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
The Interceptor crew visits an old friend for the intergalactic Aftel Cup Race! Hal puts his friend’s car through its paces as a mysterious competitor helps him out—and why is Lobo determined to stop him?
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #33
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE
On sale MAY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Heavy metal rock band “Smooch” is scared silly when the ghost of Johnny B. Badd shows up and puts on a show-stopping performance! Can Mystery Inc. crack the case and bring back the music?
SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES VOL. 1 TP
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale JUNE 26 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Superman! Superboy! Supergirl! Krypto the Superdog! The entire Superman family is reimagined here in this energetic all-ages graphic novel. Don’t miss the heroes of Metropolis fighting such foes as Bizarro, Metallo, Lex Luthor and more in these tales from issues #1-6 of the all-ages series!
Written by F.J. DeSANTO and TODD SMITH
Art and cover by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO
On sale MAY 8 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The action in Manhattan heats up as Cindy Ford attempts a rescue mission and John Ravane battles the Insurgent Leader. And as President Chong looks on in horror, his secret machinations are revealed! When Ravane makes his final choice, will anyone be left standing?
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by POP MHAN
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
In the second issue of the new, ongoing series, Hordak’s forces have invaded Eternia, and Despara’s identity is revealed! But what is her relationship to He-Man? And will he be able to stop her from killing everyone he loves?
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF HORDAK #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and BRIAN KEENE
Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH
One-shot • On sale MAY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
How does one go about becoming a demigod? And, what the heck is a demigod anyway? These questions and more will be answered in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF HORDAK! Travel to the distant past and learn how the old gods died and how Hordak went from being a conquerer of the cosmos to something very like a god.
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #5
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK and TOM DERENICK
Cover by DREW JOHNSON
On sale MAY 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Based on the upcoming DC fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat! Batman has two allies: Damian and Dick Grayson. One is with him, while the other has joined Superman’s cause. The conflict between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is about to turn very personal. Plus: The Flash travels to Australia and ponders his own allegiances.
THE WAKE #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
1:25 Variant cover by ADAM KUBERT
On sale MAY 1 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“THERE’S SOMETHING DOWN THERE…”
When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won’t take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig where they’ve discovered something miraculous and terrifying…
Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS) bring their acclaimed talents to this sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.
ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by CHAS TRUOG, DOUG HAZLEWOOD, TOM GRUMMETT, PARIS CULLINS and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale JULY 31 • 712 pg, FC, $75.00 US • MATURE READERS
Grant Morrison’s epic run on ANIMAL MAN collected in one massive hardcover for the first time, including issues #1-26 and a tale from SECRET ORIGINS #39.
Buddy Baker is more than just a second rate Super Hero—he’s also a family man and animal rights activist. Now, as he tries to jump-start his crimefighting career, he experiences visions of aliens, people transforming into strange pencil-like drawings, and hints of a terrible crisis lurking around the edges of reality. And as his odyssey of self-discovery gives way to spiritual enlightenment as well as the depths of despair, Buddy meets his maker: a writer named Grant Morrison.
DJANGO UNCHAINED #5
Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO
Adapted by REGINALD HUDLIN
Art by R.M. GUERA and JASON LATOUR
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
1:25 Variant cover by TBD
RESOLICIT • On sale MAY 29 • 48 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
The latest chapter of the miniseries adaptation of the screenplay from the Quentin Tarantino film, with a cover by Frank Quitely! Based on the entire, uncut story, containing scenes that may not appear in the final film!
In this issue, it’s no holds barred as Django goes all out to save his beloved wife, Broomhilda!
Written by SEAN E. WILLIAMS
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI and PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale MAY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Part 1 of a brand new arc! “The Return of the Maharaja” takes us to the exotic Fables world of the Indu (from which our own world’s India is but a shadow). We kick off the high-adventure with one of the fairest and most badass women to grace these pages yet. Meet Nalayani from story and song. It starts when her humble village under attack, which sends her on a quest that will transform all of Fables forever.
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Snow White’s life has been shattered in more ways than one. With no one else to turn to, to save her from the ruthless Prince Brandish, who claims to be her only legitimate husband, she has no other choice but to take up arms in her own defense. She received fencing lessons from Prince Charming long ago. Will she remember them well enough now?
THE PROMETHEA OMNIBUS HC
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III, MICK GRAY and CHARLES VESS
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Advance solicited • On sale SEPTEMBER 25
496 pg, FC, 16.25” x 12.25”, $150.00 US
The entire 32-issue run of PROMETHEA is collected in a single, extraordinary hardcover volume that spotlights the amazing artwork of J.H. Williams III, with each two-page spread in the series presented on single pages of this horizontally formatted collection!
Don’t miss this new collection of Alan Moore’s entrancing occult masterpiece, collecting the magical adventures of Sophie Bangs, an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York, whose life will be changed by her research into the mythical warrior woman known as Promethea!
PREACHER BOOK ONE TP
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale JUNE 12 • 352 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
PREACHER #1-12—plus pinups from PREACHER #50 and #66—are collected in this new paperback that introduces Preacher Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip. Disillusioned with his own beliefs, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of God, who has abandoned heaven.
HELLBLAZER: DEATH AND CIGARETTES TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, STEFANO
LANDINI and SIMON BISLEY
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale JUNE 26 • 264 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this title collecting issues #292-300 and HELLBLAZER ANNUAL #1, a series of murders sends Constantine to Ireland in search of his long-lost nephew. But after a séance with his late sister, Constantine finds that there might be more connections between his nephew and the murders than meets the eye…
THE UNWRITTEN #49
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In the conclusion to “Orpheus In the Underworld,” Tom meets the King of
Hell again—and this time it’s even more unpleasant than before. The only way out is up, and the only way to get there is through a story. But what if the story says you have to lose? This issue leads directly into the epic fiftieth issue, and the start of THE UNWRITTEN FABLES!
SWEET TOOTH VOL. 6: WILD GAME TP
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale JUNE 19 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this final SWEET TOOTH collection featuring issues #33-40, Dr. Singh arrives in Alaska and uncovers both the origins of Gus and the hybrid children and the cause of the plague that decimated the world. And as Gus and Jepperd come face to face with the truth, the militia continues to
bear down on them.