Click here for a list of the comics published in january 08

Story by Paul Dini
Story consultant Keith Giffen
Scripts by Tony Bedard
Art by Pete Woods and Tom Derenick
Covers by Woods
It’s all-out war as the Challengers find Ray Palmer — and so does everyone else! The fate of a universe hangs in the balance, as heroes and villains from across the multiverse face betrayal and death with Earth as their battlefield!
Plus, more DC Villains origin backup stories, including Harley Quinn!
COUNTDOWN 17 on sale January 2 • COUNTDOWN 16 on sale January 9
COUNTDOWN 15 on sale January 16 • COUNTDOWN 14 on sale January 23 • COUNTDOWN 13 on sale January 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Amy Wolfram
Art by Karl Kerschl & Serge Lapointe
Cover by Kerschl
Writer Amy Wolfram (Teen Titans animated series) joins rising star artist Karl Kerschl (ALL-FLASH #1, ROBIN) for a colorful reimagining of how the Teen Titans came together! See how these teammates bonded, and overcame the sheer awkwardness of being teenagers in this explosive 6-issue miniseries that guest-stars the Justice League of America! You may think you know Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash and Aqualad…but you don’t really know the original Teen Titans!
On sale January 2 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Bob Haney
Art by Jay Stephens & Mike Allred
Cover by Nick Cardy
Don’t miss the TEEN TITANS LOST ANNUAL, featuring the original Teen Titans: Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Speedy and Aqualad! Classic Teen Titans writer Bob Haney sends the Titans into space to rescue President John F. Kennedy in this story illustrated by Jay Stephens (The Land of Nod) & Mike Allred (Madman, X-Statix)! Meet new alien races, witness a startling betrayal, and more! It’s a secret space adventure that couldn’t be told…‘til now!
On sale January 9 • 64 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Eddy Barrows & Rob Hunter
Following up the epic “Titans of Tomorrow” storyline, we catch the Titans in a moment of quiet before the next storm. As one Titan leaves forever, Wonder Girl and Robin explore their newfound feelings for each other as Ravager enjoys herself by pitting Blue Beetle against Kid Devil.
And watch out for the introduction of the new Clock King, a modern-day Fagin out to create a villainous team of his own. Fan-favorite writer Sean McKeever continues to deliver his own special blend of excitement and angst sure to keep this book on the top of your must-read pile!
On sale January 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Adam Beechen & Justin Gray
Art by Allan Goldman & Julio Ferreira and Fabrizio Fiorentino & Adam DeKraker
Cover by Eddy Barrows & Oclair Albert
The enigmatic Healers — aliens sent to Earth to stop the spread of Lady Styx’s infection — have tagged Animal Man as patient zero. Can Starfire save him before they cut him open for dissection? Also, Forerunner’s adventures continue as she runs afoul of the Thanagarian battle fleet.
On sale January 30 • 6 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Steve Gerber and Matt Sturges
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong and Stephen Segovia
Cover by Mario Alberti
The return of Eclipso is bad news for the DC Universe…but it’s worse news for Bruce Gordon, the man who originally held the Black Diamond and terrorized the world as Eclipso! Plus, Dr. Fate continues to struggle with his new responsibilities!
On sale January 23 • 5 of 8 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Diego Olmos
Cover by John Van Fleet
The Lesson of Murder brings the new Question to the streets her predecessor once haunted. But in Hub City, learning the Lesson of Murder is the easy part — it’s learning how to survive that’ll kill you!
On sale January 23 • 4 of 5 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Liam Sharp & Rob Hunter Cover by Sharp
A COUNTDOWN tie-in! Monarch makes an unexpected alliance with the Americommando and the Meta Militia in an effort to strongarm Lord Havok and the Extremists into joining his Multiversal Army. Plus, Dr. Diehard sees all he cares about vanish in an instant, and we learn the secret origin of the Extremist known as Dreamslayer.
On sale January 23 • 4 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Pat Olliffe & John Stanisci
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
The ultimate battle is at hand as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman lead the charge against the Four Horsemen of dread Apokolips! But can these monsters really be stopped?
On sale January 9 • 6 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Starlin
Art and covers by Starlin & Matt Banning
A crazed Mister Miracle attacks Orion! Can Scott Free
and the son of Darkseid come to terms before more blood is spilled? Plus, Metron discovers shocking secrets concerning the deaths of the New Gods.
On sale January 30 • 6 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Sean Chen & Walden Wong
The DCU’s most savage villains are stranded on a hostile planet. Lex Luthor and Gorilla Grodd now control the minds of many of the other castaways, forcing them to go along with the geniuses’ plan. But will this plan lead to escape, or something far more sinister?
On sale January 9 • 3 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Cliff Chiang
The second story arc of this hit new series begins with a tragedy for Oliver Queen!

On sale January 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Cover by Mahnke
The stunning conclusion of the most important chapter of Black Adam’s life! All will be revealed as the magic word that has eluded him for so long comes to light, and the final fate of Isis is revealed.
On sale January 30 • 6 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Renato Arlem
Cover by Dave Johnson
This one has it all — betrayal, death and destruction! One of the Freedom Fighters takes a turn toward the dark side, and the Human Bomb is left vulnerable. Can the rest of the team stop him from going nuclear?
On sale January 23 • 5 of 8 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Frank Tieri
Art by J. Calafiore & Jack Purcell
Cover by Calafiore
Did Zsasz really kill Batman? This question and more are answered as the mad scramble for control of the Gotham Underground kicks into high gear! Plus, the Scarecrow turns on the Ventriloquist, Nightwing continues to gain the Penguin’s trust, and Robin gets surprise -attacked by someone wearing an extremely familiar costume!
On sale January 23 • 4 of 9 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
“52 Pick-Up” concludes as Booster Gold journeys back in time to save the best friend he ever had – the Blue Beetle! But can Booster stop Maxwell Lord before someone else dies in Ted Kord’s place? And will Ted Kord let that happen?
On sale January 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Brandvold & Sergio Aragones
Art by John Severin
Cover by Walter Simonson
The 6-issue miniseries by acclaimed Western novelist Peter Brandvold (Rogue Lawman, .45-Caliber Deathtrap) and Bat Lash co-creator Sergio Aragones (Groo, MAD) continues! Bat Lash must find Dominique once she’s discovered missing, but he should be very careful. This is bear country!
On sale January 9 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Milligan Cover by Max Fiuamara
Art and cover by Max Fiumara & Matthew Southworth
In the conclusion of « Luthor’s Monsters, » the deranged shape-shifter named Persona comes face to face with Kid Empty…who finally narrows down his dinner targets to Infinity Inc.! But as the team at last forgets its differences and unites, he’s going to find they’re not quite the superheroes he remembers.
On sale January 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Ostrander
Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs
Cover by John K. Snyder
Even as the team heads to the Mideast to take out the breathtakingly deadly weapon codenamed Scarlet Tears, bloodshed threatens to break out within their ranks!
On sale January 9 • 5 of 8 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Tony Daniel & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Daniel
In the wake of Ra’s al Ghul’s recent resurrection, Batman’s body lies near death in a heart-stopped coma. Meanwhile, his delirious mind travels back to a defining adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne…the hunt for his parents’ killer! This special flashback tale also revisits Batman’s life-changing Thogal ritual in the caves of Nanda Parbat!
On sale January 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Paul Dini
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Cover by Nguyen
Fan favorite artist Dustin Nguyen (SUPERMAN/BATMAN) joins Paul Dini on DETECTIVE COMICS as new regular penciler! Still haunted by the specter of Ra’s Al Ghul, Batman returns to Gotham to face a new threat in the form of The Globe, a map-obsessed mastermind who charts his crimes with deadly accuracy.
On sale January 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #170
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Chris Batista
Cover by Freddie E. Williams II
With the return of new series writer Chuck Dixon (Robin, Nightwing, Batman) and art by fan-favorite Chris Batista (52, Legion of Superheroes), Robin #170 is the start of a new era no one will want to miss!
After a life-changing battle with Ra’s al Ghul in Nanda Parbat, Robin comes home to Gotham to find there’s a new girl in town, wearing a color he can’t ignore. The new vigilante calls herself Violet, and she steals from the rich to keep for herself…and Robin’s going to find out that’s not all she’s playing for. Plus, the return of an old friend with something to hide!
On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair
Cover by Michael Bair

Guest-starring Batman & Robin! A new era of Nightwing begins from writer Peter Tomasi (Black Adam: THE DARK AGE, Light Brigade) and the incredible art team of Rags Morales and Michael Bair (Identity Crisis)!
When the bodies of nefarious villains and fallen heroes begin to disappear from their final resting places, Dick Grayson is drawn into a mysterious, life-altering adventure!
On sale January 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Rags Morales & Mark Farmer
Beginning the 4-part arc « Wrath Child, »with art by Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS)! Batman and Nightwing become embroiled in the return of a major nemesis who was thought to be dead long ago: The Wrath has returned!
On sale January 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Scott Hampton
“He looks scary and acts even scarier, but I’m not afraid of Simon at all…” writes Rachel, who’s new to Gotham City. She’s befriended the freakish gargoyle who protects her neighborhood and whom the locals call “Simon Dark”…but will she pay for getting too close to him?
On sale January 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes
The Joker. The Rogues. The Cheetah. And they’re just the beginning of Catwoman’s problems.
The world’s most violent and dangerous villains have been sent to the Hell Planet from SALVATION RUN, and Catwoman’s just arrived! Selina Kyle’s got skills, cunning and craftiness, but she’s also going to need to make a deal with the devil in order to stay alive!
On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal
Cover by Frank
Variant cover by Mike Grell
“Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes,” Part 4! Superman’s mission to reunite the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st century continues on the one planet more dangerous than Earth: the cold, knowledge-obsessed world of Colu! But what fate has befallen Brainiac 5? And what are the horrible secrets behind Earth’s “new » super-heroes — the Justice League?
Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Mike Grell). See the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale January 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Peter Vale & Jesus Merino
Cover by Vale
It’s Superman versus the all-new Insect Queen on the Moon, for the life of Lana Lang. Meanwhile, Lana (on the Moon) makes a startling discovery that could transform LexCorp’s future. And back in Metropolis (sadly, not the Moon), Chris Kent’s power problems build to an explosive payoff.
On sale January 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Michael Green
Art and cover by Shane Davis & Matt Banning
The Man of Steel’s and the Dark Knight’s quest to rid the world of Kryptonite hits a roadblock when they realize not everyone’s willing to hand over the deadly substance. One of those unwilling is Aquaman — and the result is a brutal undersea battle!
On sale January 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Kelley Puckett
Art and cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder
Supergirl and Superman must work together to defeat the nuclear menace of Neutron! But when Superman tries to teach her the hardest lesson of all, he learns that Supergirl has something to teach him! And wait until you see the startling new direction the book takes!
On sale January 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by B. Clay Moore
Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks
B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) teams with Phil Hester & Ande Park (GREEN ARROW) to shed light on the origins of the Jimmy Olsen/Superman relationship in Part 1 of a 3-part story, in which Superman invents a way for Jimmy to signal him, and Metropolis deals with giant, murderous…toys?
On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Stephane Roux
Oracle delves into the mystery of Misfit while Lady Blackhawk and Huntress hash out their differences!
On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Champagne
Art by Jerry Ordway & Trevor Scott
Cover by Ladrönn
When a team of scientists goes missing, it’s up to the Atom to travel far below the depths of Ivy Town for the most dangerous rescue mission of his career! But the underground dwellers of Ivy Town don’t take kindly to strangers of any size!
On sale January 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Rogers
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque
The Blue Beetle’s family and friends are targeted by an all-out supervillain assault — so why is he abandoning them in their darkest hour and leaving Earth?
On sale January 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Kirby, Mike Royer & Vince Colletta
Cover by Ryan Sook
The newest 80-page Special revealing past tales related to the main characters of COUNTDOWN sheds light on the New Gods! Included here are the Kirby masterpieces MISTER MIRACLE #1, FOREVER PEOPLE #1, and NEW GODS #7!
On sale January 2 • 80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
“Mademoiselle Marie” concludes! Will Black Queen’s Knight get her target safely out of Bialya, or will she become the latest Mademoiselle Marie to be laid to eternal rest?
On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid and John Rogers
Art by Freddie Williams II and Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Williams II
The stunning conclusions of feature story arc “The Wild Wests” — with art by fan-favorite Freddie Williams II (ROBIN) — and the backup tale “Fast Life”! The newest Flash family faces a last stand in Keystone — but in this spectacular climax, we find they’ve been here before, once upon a time on the world that sheltered them!
On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Mike McKone and various
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
The build-up to FINAL CRISIS continues in Part 2 of “The Alpha Lanterns”! In the aftermath of the Sinestro Corps War, a select few have been chosen to undergo a transformation that will leave them forever altered and forever committed to the Green Lantern Corps. But what other laws are the Guardians unleashing, and why do Hal Jordan and John Stewart want to stop them? Plus, a visit to Oa’s Death Row!
On sale January 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins
Mongul is back! Destroying the JLA Watchtower wasn’t enough — now he’s more powerful than ever and ready to instill great fear!
On sale January 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dwayne McDuffie and Alan Burnett
Art by Ed Benes, Jon Boy Meyer and Sandra Hope
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Double trouble for the League! First, in the lead story written by Alan Burnett, a mysterious and familiar team from beyond time has infiltrated the Hall of Justice looking for a weapon.
Will Black Lightning be their first victim? And wait ’til you see who they are!
Plus, writer Dwayne McDuffie begins a very special back-up story exploring what’s wrong with Vixen’s powers. And when her condition worsens, it leads to a new arc and major change for the Leaguer!
On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Eaglesham & Jose
“Thy Kingdom Come” explodes as Jakeem Thunder returns! The Justice Society reaches out to the next wave of legacy heroes: the new Mr. America, Judomaster, Amazing Man and more! Plus, another face familiar to the Kingdom Come Superman makes his presence known.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Eaglesham & Jose). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale January 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by James Peaty
Art and cover by Freddie Williams II
Featuring kinetic art by Freddie Williams II (ROBIN)! A mysterious villain has captured Liberty Belle, and Hourman has just 60 minutes to traverse the dark underworld of the DCU to find her!
On sale January 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Jordi Bernet
There’s a new hunter out for blood, one who only preys on lawmen. Jonah Hex must find this strange “Star Man” before he kills again!
On sale January 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Roger Stern
Art by John Byrne & Mark Farmer
Covers by Joshua Middleton
The first two parts of a 5-part epic reuniting the legendary Roger Stern/John Byrne team! The Justice League faces a new foe who seems to remember them well enough to want revenge. But when have they faced off before? Meet a mysterious new foe again…for the first time!
Issue #50 on sale January 9; issue #51 on sale January 23
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Shooter
Art and cover by Francis Manapul & John Livesay
Continuing Jim Shooter’s return to Legion of Super-Heroes! Saturn Girl, Timber Wolf and Star Boy’s mission on the moon of Triton goes awry as Invisible Kid leads them into a lethal predicament. Meanwhile, Lightning Lad’s duties as team leader aren’t going any easier as he’s forced to sit through a painful tryout session for new Legionnaires.
On sale January 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Duncan Rouleau
Art and cover by Rouleau
The saga of the Metal Men continues with a flashback to their rise to fame as America’s darling robots. In the present, we see them face the horrors left over from 52. And in the future…there may be no Metal Men!
On sale January 2 • 5 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matt Sturges
Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher
How did the Unbound manage to take over Nightmaster’s beloved kingdom of Myrra? Can they survive against a population that’s been converted to a cult of black magic?
On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier
Art by Mike Ploog
Cover by Jordi Bernet
Join the new SPIRIT creative team of writers Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer) and Mike Ploog (Abadazad) for a case of murder! A string of killings is plaguing Central City…and the Spirit — with Commissioner Dolan — is on the case!
On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art by cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
The intensity ramps up in the third chapter of “The Circle,” as the whole truth is revealed about the attempted murder of Diana on the night of her birth! And in the present day, Wonder Woman fights to prevent the destruction of not just her loved ones, but her entire culture. But whose standard is she wearing into battle, and does it mean she has abandoned the gods completely? No Wonder Woman fan should miss
this story!
On sale January 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Judd Winick
Art & Cover by Mauro Cascioli
The trials continue with Freddy losing ground in his quest for the ultimate abilities and power of Shazam…to the now equally powered Sabina! To find Mercury he may need the help of Shadowpact and the Justice League!
On sale January 30 • 11 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by J. Torres
Art and cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill
Wonder Girl’s in for the fight of her life, and she won’t be able to handle it alone! She’s going to need a little help from her friends, including Supergirl, Robin, and others, to bring justice down on the people trying to kill her!
On sale January 9 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US