DC Comics In August 2009 - Part 1 : DC Universe[ENGLISH] DC tells us: DC Comics In August 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

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BLACKEST NIGHT #2
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Mauro Cacioli
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis

The event of the summer continues! The dead rise across the DC Universe, bringing terror and darkness with them. What are the Black Lanterns? What do they want? Will Earth’s greatest heroes survive long enough to find out – or will they join the Black Lantern Corps? 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 Mauro Cascioli). For every 200 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 12 • 2 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Adrian Saef & John Dell
Cover by Andy Kubert
Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Deadman can’t shut out the cries of the dead rising as he comes to the aid of the new Batman. It’s just in time, too, as the duo face a circus of zombies including the Black Lantern Flying Graysons!
BLACKEST NIGHT blankets Gotham City in this 3-issue miniseries from writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, THE MIGHTY) and hot new talent Adrian Saef!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 12 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN #1
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose
Variant cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope
Black Lantern Superman has unearthed Pa Kent’s grave! But that’s only the beginning of the horrifying things he’s about to unleash on an unsuspecting Smallville.
Discover the demented evil of BLACKEST NIGHT in this 3-issue miniseries from writer James Robinson (SUPERMAN, STARMAN) and artist Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS, ACTION COMICS)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 19 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #1
Written by J.T. Krul
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant cover by Brian Haberlin
Black Lantern Titans are descending together onto Titans Island! Will the Titans be prepared to fight off their deceased allies? And how can Beast Boy not lose his heart to Black Lantern Terra?
Explore the effect BLACKEST NIGHT has on the greater DC Universe in this 3-issue miniseries from writer J.T. Krul (JSA CLASSIFIED, Fathom) and superstar artist Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Brian Haberlin). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 26 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #45
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Variant cover by Francis Manapul
BLACKEST NIGHT continues! The Black Lanterns descend on all the Corps throughout the universe! Sinestro’s assault on the Star Sapphires’ homeworld of Zamaron is interrupted by another Sinestro Corps – one made up of those who died during the Sinestro Corps War! And while the War of Light flickers, deep in the darkness of space, John Stewart comes face-to-face with his deceased wife – and longtime Green Lantern – Katma Tui.
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 Francis Manapul). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
Just when things couldn’t look any darker after the death and chaos of the Sciencell riot, Blackest Night descends on Oa! The black rings tear into the planet and the Lantern Crypt causing all the dead Corps members to rise and wreak havoc as a new and deadlier battle threatens to engulf not only the Corps, but the Universe itself!
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 August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #4
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by KAKO
In this issue, someone dies! Actually, in this issue, tons of people die! If you thought RUN! was full of trashy humor and unnecessary violence before this issue – you ain’t seen nothing yet! We cause more property damage and hideous disfigurement in the first half of this issue than any other comic you’ll read this year (besides RUN! #5 and #6, because those are pretty ridiculous too). Join in the fun!
On sale August 5 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: ESCAPE #4
Written by Ivan Brandon
Art by Marco Rudy
Cover by Scott Hampton
The drugs are wearing off, and Nemesis can finally clear his head enough to make sense of life in Electric City as a “guest” of the Global Peace Agency. So what could be worse than having to experience Electric City under the influence of tranquilizers and truth serums? How about living there with a clear understanding of what’s really going to happen when they’re done with you…
On sale August 12 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE #4
Written by Joe Casey
Art by ChrisCross
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
The Super Young Team are real heroes! And if you don’t believe them please check out the Mission Statement on their website. Or peruse the video log of their charity work that’s posted on several social networking sites. And while you’re at it, go ahead and check out the fabulous new t-shirt designs in their web store. All-new t-shirts are 110% bio-friendly; meaning that they actually leave the environment better than it was before you bought the shirt. Can the JLA say that about their merchandise?
On sale August 19 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK #4
Written by Eric Wallace
Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
In the past few days the Tattooed Man has lost control of his powers, made enemies out of a group of corrupt cops and been attacked by Super-Villains. Now he’s going to get even – but how far can he go while still remaining true to his vow to remain Liberty Hill’s protector?
On sale August 26 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WEDNESDAY COMICS #5-8
WEDNESDAY COMICS, DC’s spectacular 12-issue weekly series, continues to offer a comics experience unlike any other this August. In its second month, don’t miss the action in these continuing features:
• THE METAL MEN encounter a deadly guest-villain in a story written by Dan DiDio with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.
• THE FLASH battles Gorilla Grodd and tries to date Iris West in a story written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher with art by Karl Kerschl.
• SUPERGIRL attempts to deal with Streaky and Krypto gone bad in a story written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL).
• GREEN LANTERN must help a fellow test pilot whose space mission has transformed him into a monster in a story written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe QuiÒones (TEEN TITANS GO!).
• SUPERMAN questions his heroic mission while on a trip to Smallville in a story written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER).
• ADAM STRANGE takes a truly twisted journey into space in a story by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100).
• WONDER WOMAN is lost in a dream world in search of her lost tiara, bracelets and magic lasso in a story written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives).
• THE TEEN TITANS are attacked by Trident in a story written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway.

Plus:
• BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso.
• 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).
• 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.

WEDNESDAY COMICS will arrive in stores folded twice to 7” x 10”.
Issue #5 on sale August 5; Issue #6 on sale August 12; Issue #7 on sale August 19; Issue #8 on sale August 26
5-8 of 12 • 7” x 10”, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE #1
Written by Kevin Smith
Art by Walter Flanagan & Art Thibert
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Once again, Kevin Smith – the fan-favorite creator behind GREEN ARROW and Daredevil – teams up with Walter Flanagan – the artist on the acclaimed series BATMAN: CACOPHONY – for an all-new adventure starring The Caped Crusader. The stakes are high as Batman encounters a new vigilante under his wing amidst what Smith describes as†a “backdrop of romance, intrigue, and geek-bait guest stars galore.” Trust us when we say that it’s as awesome as it sounds. BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE is just the start of things for Kevin in the Bat-Universe so get on board now!
On sale August 26 • 1 of 6 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATGIRL #1
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
Cover by Phil Noto
Variant cover by J.G. Jones
In the wake of “Batman R.I.P.” and BATTLE FOR THE COWL, a new heroine has emerged in Gotham City, and as she begins her nocturnal crusade to take back the night, she will truly learn what it means to wear the mantle of the Bat. But who is this young woman, and why has she donned the cape and cowl?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Phil Noto), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by J.G. Jones). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND ROBIN #3
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Frank Quitely
Variant cover by Tony Daniel
“Batman Reborn” concludes the explosive reteaming of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, New X-Men)! Witness Batman and Robin’s final showdown against Professor Pyg and the Circus of Strange! The future looks bright for the new Dynamic Duo as they prove themselves in battle, but lurking in the shadows is a mysterious red-hooded vigilante. Also, the origin of Scarlet!
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 Tony Daniel). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #856
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by JH Williams III; co-feature art by Cully Hamner
Cover by JH Williams III
“Elegy” part 3 of 4! Batwoman unites with an unlikely ally to momentarily defeat the fairytale villain known as Alice. But when Kate is forced to attend a high society event, she soon learns that her worlds are colliding as Alice’s plans for Gotham’s elite put Kate’s father directly in harm’s way.
Plus, in the next part of The Question co-feature, writer Greg Rucka and artist Cully Hamner bring Renee’s search for a missing girl to new depths when The Question is trapped inside a sinking car. Will her life and her leads end up at the bottom of the river?
On sale August 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATMAN #689
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter
Cover by Andy Kubert
“Long Shadows” continues! Batman forges ahead in his battle to retrieve the escapees from Arkham Asylum, while Two-Face begins a ground war of his own. Elsewhere, Penguin wants to become Gotham City’s new king of crime, but to do so he has to make a deal with the devil.
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #3
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
Bruce Wayne is dead…long live Bruce Wayne! Gotham’s favorite son has miraculously returned, promising to lead his city into a new golden age. But while Wayne devotes his limitless fortune to rebuilding Gotham City, he fights violent opposition from Batman, Robin and a host of DC Universe heroes!
And in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Manhunter has found the previous DA’s killer – or, rather, the killer has found her – what is she going to do about it? Bringing the killer in for a trial may not result in the justice Kate’s been dreaming of.  But is she ready to kill for justice so soon after a fresh start in Gotham?
On sale August 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #3
Written by Paul Dini
Art and cover by Guillem March
With their uneasy alliance in place, the sirens encounter trouble in the form of the mysteriously returned Bruce Wayne. He’s dazzling, he’s dangerous and he’s got his sights set on Harley Quinn! Has romance sparked between these two long-time enemies – or is Wayne playing a more sinister game?
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #32
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Guillem March
Batman goes to Moscow in part 2 of this 5-part story! After the Tsar threatens to take over the Gotham City mob, Batman shows how far he’s willing to go to protect not just his city but also his country. But what’s waiting for The Dark Knight in Moscow packs a much bigger punch than he expects. Find out what happens when the Bat meets the Bear!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #21
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Tom Mandrake
“The Hunting” begins here! With Arkham Asylum’s most dangerous inmates running free, The Outsiders are charged with returning them to Gotham City – by whatever means necessary. Batman and Alfred split up the team in order to track down Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze and Clayface before the rogues kill again!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED ROBIN #3
Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Ramon Bachs
Cover by Francis Manapul
“The Grail” part 3 of 4! “Batman Reborn” continues, but is Red Robin’s quest to find Bruce Wayne at an end? Because in a German museum, answers await. But to get to those answers, Red Robin has to go through the Global Guardian known as the Wild Huntsman. Making matters worse, Red Robin’s got an unwanted ally – Ra’s al Ghul! Also, discover what happened in the days after BATTLE FOR THE COWL?
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ADVENTURE COMICS #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Francis Manapul, co-feature art by Clayton Henry
Covers by Francis Manapul
It’s the return of one of DC Comics’ longest running books and one of its greatest modern-day heroes – Conner Kent! In our first heroic issue, Superboy can’t wait to jump back into his life – but which life will it be? With a clarity he’s never had before, Conner makes a beeline for the greatest place on Earth…Smallville?
Plus, in the wake of FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS, Starman heads off on an all-new mission in the present. And it’s one that will not only impact Superboy, but the future of the DC Universe itself. Fortunately, the off-kilter Legionnaire won’t be dong it alone! And in the upcoming months of ADVENTURE COMICS look for Lex Luthor! Brainiac! Lightning Lad! Superboy’s pal Simple Simon! Sun Boy and Polar Boy! Ultra, the Multi Alien! Wonder Girl!†Black Lantern Alexander Luthor! And many, many more new and familiar faces!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul and renamed ADVENTURE COMICS #504). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1
Written by Sterling Gates, Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods, Jamal Igle, Renato Guedes, Juli·n LÛpez and various
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
There’s never been a better (or busier) time to be a Superman fan! With so many new characters and locations to keep track of, DC brings readers the definitive guide to the ever-expanding world of Superman. Here you will get profiles of characters like Nightwing and Flamebird, General Zod, Supergirl, Mon-El and more, plus maps of locations such as New Krypton’s Kandor and Metropolis.
Also included is a bittersweet story about the friendship of Supergirl and Flamebird, and a story revealing the dark legacy of Pete Ross’ brief time as President of the United States. Plus, a week in the life of Science Cops Billi Harper and Jonathan (Mon-El) Kent. This SECRET FILES issue serves as an excellent primer to this month’s “Codename: Patriot” crossover in the Superman titles, so don’t miss out!
On sale August 5 • 64 pg, FC, $4.99 US

SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14
Written by James Robinson
Art by Javier Pina
Cover by Renato Guedes
Since Superman freed him from the Phantom Zone, Mon-El has spent all his time learning about Earth and its diverse cultures. But how much does he really know about Daxam, the homeworld he fled years ago? A gift from the Legionnaire Tellus allows Mon-El to explore the ancient history of Daxam – from its founding as a Kryptonian colony to its connection to the Mayans of Earth to its bloody civil war. Join Mon-El as he discovers that the planet he always believed to be peaceful and dull is actually anything but.
On sale August 19 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6
Written by Greg Rucka & James Robinson
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Fernando Dagnino & Ra·l Fernandez
Variant cover by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferriera
It’s chaos in Kandor as the 4-part “Codename: Patriot” storyline kicks off here and runs through the August Superman titles! Someone has been shot and Superman will stop at nothing to find the culprit! But when the shooter flees to Earth, can Superman stop him in time to prevent making the two planets even more hostile toward each other? Continued in ACTION COMICS #880!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Fernando Dagnino & Ra·l Fernandez), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferriera). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 5 • 6 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #880
Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson & Rucka
Art by Juli·n LÛpez; co-feature art by CAFU
Cover by Fernando Dagnino & Ra·l Fernandez
“Codename: Patriot” part 2! Nightwing and Flamebird are hot on the trail of the psycho sleeper agents Nadira and  Az-Rel when the heroes run into another deadly duo – Reactron and Metallo! What do these two want and how does it tie in with General Lane’s plans? Meanwhile, Superman and Supergirl arrive on Earth searching for the shooter – but will their actions here cause more harm than good? Continued in SUPERGIRL #44!
And in part 2 of the new co-feature, Captain Atom’s memory is falling apart right in the heat of battle – can he keep it together without annihilating an entire town? Luckily a deadly new player is about to take that choice out of his hands – permanently!
On sale August 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERGIRL #44
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle
Cover by Fernando Dagnino & Ra·l Fernandez
“Codename: Patriot” part 3! It’s Supergirl and Mon-El versus Nightwing and Flamebird! Find out what happens when the Girl of Steel has to face off against Flamebird, one of her oldest and dearest friends! At Project 7734, General Lane puts the next part of his plan into action – with the help of the man known as Atlas. Concluded in SUPERMAN #691!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #691
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & JosÈ Wilson Magalh„es
Cover by Fernando Dagnino & Ra·l Fernandez
It’s a slam-bang, knockdown epic fight in the sewers of Metropolis in this fourth and final chapter of “Codename: Patriot”! What are the stakes, and who are the players? Everything and everyone, Superfans! Except one key player is missing – Superman! He has to stop the shooter from taking yet another course of action that would cause the situation between Earth and New Krypton to grow exponentially worse. Which, of course, is just what General Lane wants…
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #2
Written by James Robinson
Art by Bernard Chang
Cover by Pere PÈrez
Jimmy Olsen has put all the pieces together regarding the mysterious Project 7734, and it’s worse than he imagined. With The Man of Steel temporarily out of the picture, though, it’s all up to Superman’s Pal to take action. Thankfully he has the help of Mon-El and Steel’s niece Natasha Irons – but will they be enough to defeat Codename: Assassin?
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #63
Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque
It’s the start of an all-new arc bringing an old foe back from the dead who endangers the loved ones of both Superman and Batman! With Lois Lane and Alfred Pennyworth kidnapped, the secrets of the World’s Finest heroes are an open book for one villain to exploit.
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE RED CIRCLE
J. Michael Straczynski dives into the DC Universe at last – and he’s bringing four of the finest heroes of the Golden and Silver Ages with him!
Completely reimagined for the modern world from their original appearances in Archie/MLJ publications, these four heroes will show you a side of the DC Universe you’ve never seen before!

Arriving weekly throughout the month of August, these specials thrust four amazing new characters into the heart of the DC story!

THE RED CIRCLE: THE HANGMAN #1
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Jesus Saiz
The Civil War claimed many lives…but one of those lives still hasn’t ended!  Union doctor Robert Dickering found himself on the wrong side of the battle lines, and despite his heroic treatment of a fallen enemy soldier, he also found himself on the wrong end of a noose! But a shadowy power stepped forth in the twilit moments between life and death and offered him a deal he couldn’t refuse: to forever roam the Earth, saving the lives of innocents condemned like himself – or hastening the deaths of the guilty! But in taking the seemingly righteous mission of the Hangman, has he accepted God’s work? Or has he become the vengeful fist of the Devil himself? Featuring art by Tom Derenick and Bill Sienkiewicz, the acclaimed team behind REIGN IN HELL!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

THE RED CIRCLE: INFERNO #1
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Greg Scott
Cover by Jesus Saiz
The mysterious stranger was brought into the hospital with one name on his lips: “Frank Verrano.” He has no memory of who he was, where he came from, or how he could possibly be the only survivor of a bombing attack on a cruise liner that killed hundreds of people. But as deep as that mystery runs, a violent attack on the hospital opens a deeper one. How can this man burst into flames…and survive? And why does the man who stands in those flames, the man know as the Inferno, look nothing like the one who stood in his place just seconds before? Blaze into this thrilling issue featuring art by Greg Scott (GOTHAM CENTRAL)!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

THE RED CIRCLE: THE WEB #1
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta
Cover by Jesus Saiz
Billionaire John Raymond has it all – fame, fortune, and a brilliant mind! He also has a brother with the one trait John lacks: compassion. No matter how relentlessly awe-inspiring John’s achievements get, it’s his brother who’s always seen as the hero. So John sets out to upstage his brother one more time. He’ll show the world just how much heroism money can buy as the amazing (and suspiciously well-equipped) Web. But when a dark fate arrives for his brother, John learns first-hand what a hero leaves on the line, and that there are worse losses than the ones that hit your checkbook! Featuring art by Roger Robinson (THE BRAVE & THE BOLD, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS)!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

THE RED CIRCLE: THE SHIELD #1
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Cover by Jesus Saiz
Lieutenant Joe Higgins was dying in the dirt of a battlefield in Afghanistan when they whisked him away to a top-secret facility and saved his life with nanotechnology so experimental they couldn’t dare to use it on a living man. Now Higgins has been enlisted to a whole new mission – to be the public face of the American fighting man as the patriotic Shield! But today’s grueling military battles test the limits of patriotism and the limits of the technology that keeps him alive. And the shocking secret behind that technology may be too much for his bullet-riddled heart to bear. Featuring art from Marco Rudy (FINAL CRISIS)!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

DOOM PATROL #1
Written by Keith Giffen; co-feature written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Matthew Clark; co-feature art by Kevin Maguire
Cover by Matthew Clark
Variant cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire
Come one, come all! The world’s strangest Super Heroes are back, and they brought those robot guys along with ’em! Thrill to the strange adventures of the Doom Patrol, with script by Keith Giffen and art by Matthew Clark! Whether you think you know ’em or you wouldn’t know ’em if they bit you on the behind, this Doom Patrol’s for you! But that’s not all! Read all the way to the back cover for the all-new adventures of those elemental everymen, the Metal Men, featuring the triumphant return of the creative team that brought you JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL! That’s 40 full pages of comic-bookery for just under four American dollars. So why not try some Doom Patrol with a side order of Metal Men today?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #23
Written by Dan Jurgens; co-feature written by Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund; co-feature art by Mike Norton
“Day of Death” continues! Booster Gold reveals the Black Beetle’s plan to wipe out the entire JLA by going after their most incompetent former member – Booster Gold! Plus, Blue Beetle comes face to face with the mad scientist who created the robot army that’s destroying Texas!
On sale August 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #26
Written by John Rozum
Art by Scott Hampton
Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta
Years ago, The Spectre unleashed his terrible vengeance against predatory killer Ray Walker. But some evil can’t be snuffed out so easily, and Walker’s ghost continues to haunt the city of Dakota! His victims must turn to David Kim, the Xombi, to right the wrong. Don’t miss the Xombi’s first footsteps in the DC Universe!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH: REBIRTH #5
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver
The greatest threat to face the Flash Family in decades stands revealed! A new hero will step into an old speedster’s boots! And Barry Allen will make the ultimate sacrifice: his life! Oh yeah, you read that right, but you’ll never believe just what it means! They always say nothing will ever be the same, but trust us, this one will rewrite the history books!
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 August 26 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36
Written by Len Wein
Art by JosÈ Luis & J.P. Mayer
Cover by Fabrizio Fiorentino
In part 2 of the 3-part “Royal Flush” arc, it’s the Justice Society of America villain Roulette vs. the JLA’s old foe, Amos Fortune. And the stakes are high as the two baddies pit the JLA against itself!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #2
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover Mauro Cascioli
The team continues its proactive hunt for justice as the trail leads to an army of Super-Villains. But the big bad may be deadlier than all of the new team combined…
Continuing the anticipated 6-part miniseries event from James Robinson (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) and rising star artist Mauro Cascioli (TRIALS OF SHAZAM)!
On sale August 5 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #30
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Jesus Merino
“Bad Seed” part 2 of 5! The JSA feels the strain when battling a monstrous collection of villains who’ve mounted an all-out war on the team to collect a bounty placed on the head of everyone in the group except Stargirl! Tensions flare, and the group is forced to make a compromise in order to chase their fleeing enemies or return to the mansion to find out why Mister Terrific’s communications have suddenly stopped! And Dr. Fate returns to the team in this second issue from the new creative team of writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges (BLUE BEETLE) and artist Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN ANNUAL)!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA VS. KOBRA: ENGINES OF FAITH #3
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski
Cover by Gene Ha
The JSA follow the trail of Kobra into Opal City! But the stars of this shining metropolis have been darkened by a deed so vile, it’s a new low for the global terrorist. Meanwhile, Kobra warriors have been turning up dead. Is Jason Burr a lone serpent now, or is there a greater plan at work?
On sale August 12 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DEAD ROMEO #5
Written by Jesse Blaze Snider
Art and cover by Ryan Benjamin
While Romeo makes a valiant attempt to recover from being burnt to a crisp, Whisper lies dying and unprotected from the undead assailants seeking her. Romeo is really blowing this whole “saving Whisper from certain death because I love her” thing. He’d better get his act together quick or we’re not gonna have a 6th issue…
On sale August 5 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #46
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina
“The Six Gun War” barrels onward! After the daring and dangerous rescue of Tallulah Black and Bat Lash, Jonah Hex flashes back to his days in a Civil War prison camp with none other than Jeb Turnbull!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #23
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton, Bill Sienkiewicz and Josef Rubinstein
Cover by Ladrˆnn
“Big Game” part 1 of 2! In the main feature, Green Arrow investigates a crime with all the earmarks of his old nemesis known as Big Game – which is made extra-mysterious by the fact that Cupid killed Big Game. And in this issue’s co-feature, Black Canary attempts to save her rival’s life when Cupid is attacked in police custody!
On sale August 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #4
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis
Cover by Brian Bolland
Regrets…he’s had a few! Buddy Baker can’t bear to live with the regret that comes of his infidelity with Starfire…but Prismatik and Bloodrage will be happy to take the burden of life off his hands! They’ve launched a full-on assault against the League of Titans’ headquarters, and Buddy and Starfire are the only heroes who stand in their way!
On sale August 26 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE MIGHTY #7
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Dave Johnson
Ring of fire! Gabriel Cole’s predecessor, Taylor Rhines, continues to leave him bizarre hints about the dark secret of Section Omega. But time may have already run out for Cole to crack the code, as a terrible power has taken aim at his family!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S. #7
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Kalman Andrasofzsky
As Vril Dox tries to rally resistance to the overpowering forces of Starro, Dox learns that allies are difficult to come by and that one planet holds the key to Starro’s further conquest. Unfortunately, that world suffers the consequences in brutal fashion!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

POWER GIRL #4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Guillem March
“Space Girls Gone Wild!” part 1 of 2! A trio of sexy alien marauders hits Earth for the ultimate party. Unfortunately, by their standards, that means destroying it! Of course, it’s up to Power Girl to crash their festivities.
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 August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #12
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Daniel Lu Visi
A crisis of conscience splits the Secret Six right down the middle and puts them on opposite sides of a horrific war involving Amazons led by a deluded Artemis! But that’s just the opening bout for the main event: Jeannette vs. Wonder Woman!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SOLOMON GRUNDY #6
Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Died on a Saturday! Death has come to Slaughter Swamp and his name is Frankenstein! But can Bizarro save Grundy before it’s over? Will the Green Lantern interfere? And can Cyrus find his killer before the Blackest Night? The horror is coming to an end that Solomon Grundy fans will be talking about for years!
On sale August 5 • 6 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #32
Written by Mike Ploog
Art by Mike Ploog & Dan Green
Cover by Gene Ha
“The Celtic Stone” concludes! The U.S. Army, the mystical Cormac and the beautiful Adios are all fighting to control the powerful Celtic Stone, and only one can walk away with it! Eisner colleague Mike Ploog wraps up his dizzying 2-parter – and the current volume of THE SPIRIT – with a bang…
but stay tuned for a radical reinvention that will leave you breathless!
FINAL ISSUE • On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STRANGE ADVENTURES #6
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom and Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
Adam Strange and Comet enter the bizarre world of The Weird. And if they can convince Weird to give up his infinite power to the evil Synnar, is that a good thing – or the worst possible thing to happen?
On sale August 5 • 6 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TEEN TITANS #74
Written by Bryan Q. Miller; co-feature written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson; co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & J·lio Ferreira
Cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
The assault against the Teen Titans continues this issue as the team struggles to even the odds. Will they be defeated by a foe with superior leadership?
And in the co-feature, Ravager is attacked in her arctic hideaway. Who wants her dead? That’s what she wants to know…
On sale August 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TITANS #16
Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Angel Unzueta & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Angel Unzueta
Why has Starfire been acting odd the past few issues? Turns out the warrior woman has major rage issues coming out of her recent breakup with Dick Grayson, the events of FINAL CRISIS and more. Her super-powerful emotions could very well rip the team apart!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #35
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
“Birds of Paradise” part 2 of 2! A gaggle of super-powered cage fighters find themselves in the worst possible place to be – on the bad side of Wonder Woman and Black Canary! Also, find out the final resolution between Diana and Nemesis along with much, much more!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

VIGILANTE #9
Written by Marv Wolfman
Pencils by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Cover by Walter Simonson
The mobs and the feds are both gunning for Vigilante, and his only option is to take to the streets and relocate to Chicago. But Vigilante soon learns that he can’t find peace in the Windy City – not when his past catches up with him…
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WARLORD #5
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Chad Hardin & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Mike Grell
Under the stars again! The subterranean world of Skartaris may be forgotten by those who walk the outer surface of our Earth, but for Travis Morgan, Earth itself is the forgotten world! Unfortunately, his first steps there in decades will put him square in the path of the Chinese army…
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BAD GIRLS TP
Written by Steve Vance
Art by Jennifer Graves, Christine Norrie, Daniel Krall and J. Bone
Cover by Darwyn Cooke
It’s not easy being the new girl in school – especially when everyone else has super-powers. Lauren is new to the mall-and-beach town of San Narciso, CA. Should she hang with the super-powered popular girls? What mystery lies behind the school’s walls? And most importantly, what to wear? Collecting the 2003 miniseries for the first time!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT TP
Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Kelley Jones
Trick-or-treating in Gotham City can be terrifying —
and tragic. Tonight, two people are invited to a party where they will be challenged to surviving the night in the most horrifying haunted house imaginable. Collecting the 12-issue series from Steve Niles and Kelley Jones!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 296 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN: THE BLACK GLOVE TP
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by JH Williams III, Tony Daniel and Jonathan Glapion
Cover by JH Williams III

“The WATCHMEN of silly Silver Age Batman stories.”
— IGN

Writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, FINAL CRISIS) brings Batman and a group of global heroes to a mysterious island to face a killer in this volume collecting BATMAN #667-669 and 672-675, now available in trade paperback. Plus, Batman relives a defining adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne: the hunt for his parents’ killer.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30
176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by George PÈrez & Scott Koblish
Cover by George PÈrez

Superstar writer Geoff Johns and legendary artist George PÈrez deliver the Crisis of the 31st century as the Legion of Super-Heroes reaches out for help against a powerful foe they can’t beat alone. From the moment Superman landed on Earth until the end of time, the Time Trapper has sought to erase Superman’s impact on the universe. But the Legion of Super-Heroes have always been there to stop the relentless villain. Now, one Legion isn’t enough as the Time Trapper taps a twisted mirror image of The Boy of Steel from a parallel Earth long dead: Superboy-Prime! Who will answer the Legion’s call for help?
With ties to INFINITE CRISIS, FINAL CRISIS and the history of the DCU, this tremendous hardcover collects the entire 5-issue miniseries and is not to be missed!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 21 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

COSMIC ODYSSEY TP NEW PRINTING
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Mike Mignola and Carlos Garzon
Cover by Mike Mignola
Don’t miss this new printing of the classic 1988 miniseries from Jim Starlin and Mike Mignola! COSMIC ODYSSEY assembles Superman, Batman, Green Lantern John Stewart, Martian Manhunter, Starfire, The Demon and others — at the behest of Darkseid!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US

THE FLASH CHRONICLES VOL. 1 TP
Written by Robert Kanigher and John Broome
Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Frank Giacoia and Joe Giella
Cover by Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert
The stories that introduced Barry Allen as the new Flash in the late 1950s are collected chronologically in trade paperback for the first time, with tales from SHOWCASE #4, 8, 13 and 14 and THE FLASH #105 and 106.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: THE WEDDING ALBUM TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner and AndrÈ Coehlo
Cover by Cliff Chiang
Green Arrow and Black Canary are ready to exchange vows — but can they make it down the aisle alive? This new trade paperback collects the GA/BC WEDDING SPECIAL and the first five issues of the happy couple’s monthly series and guest-stars the Justice League of America.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

THE SPIRIT BOOK TWO TP
Written by Darwyn Cooke, Walter Simonson, Kyle Baker, Gail Simone, Dennis O’Neil and Glen David Gold
Art by Darwyn Cooke, Chris Sprouse, Kyle Baker, Eduardo Risso, Phil Hester, Ty Templeton and others
Cover by Darwyn Cooke
This second volume of new tales collects issues #7-13 of the ongoing series, with stories by some of comics’ biggest names!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

ICON: A HERO’S WELCOME TP NEW PRINTING
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by M.D. Bright and Mike Gustovich
Cover by Denys Cowan

The flagship character from Milestone Comics is back in this new printing of the classic title collecting ICON #1-8. This is the title that introduced Augustus Freeman, a successful lawyer who covertly uses his alien super-powers to help those in need. But when a teenaged girl from the streets convinces him to use his abilities to inspire his people and becomes his sidekick, Rocket, the affluent Augustus embraces his true destiny and becomes Icon, the hero of Dakota.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30
192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE HC
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Ed Benes, Shane Davis, Sandra Hope, Jose Luis, JP Mayer, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund and Drew Geraci
Cover by Ed Benes

The heroes of Milestone Comics return to battle the Justice League in this title collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27, 28 and 30-34.
The hero called Doctor Light is missing, and her former Justice League teammates intend to find the man responsible and make him pay. But before they do that, they’ll have to get past his Shadow Cabinet of powerful superbeings who have sworn to save humanity from itself. Milestone Comics characters Icon and Hardware make their first modern DC Universe appearances here — and it’s not clear whose side they’re on!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 14 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

SUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE TP
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Tim Sale
The amazing story from SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #1-5 and 11 by Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) and Tim Sale (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, Heroes) is collected in trade paperback. While Superman attempts to survive his first encounter with Kryptonite, will Lois Lane fall prey to a mysterious stranger?
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN VOL. 2 TP
Written by Dan Jurgens and Ron Marz
Art by Wes Craig, Carlos Magno and others
Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
In this concluding volume of TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN, the heroes from Tangent Earth and the DC Earth collide — and only one universe can survive! Collecting TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S
REIGN #7-12.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

TITANS: LOCKDOWN TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Howard Porter, Julian Lopez, J. Calafiore and others
Cover by Howard Porter
There’s a traitor in the Titans’ midst! Now, the Titans headquarters is under lockdown until the team can discover who betrayed them. Will they have the strength to take down one of their own? And will they want to? Collecting TITANS #7-11!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WARLORD VOL. 1 TP
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Mike Grell, Joe Rubinstein and Vince Colletta
Cover by Mike Grell
Air Force pilot Travis Morgan crashes in the primitive world of Skartaris, where he must learn to live by the sword — and a comics legend begins. Morgan becomes a leader of Skartaris in this paperback collecting 1ST ISSUE SPECIAL #8 and WARLORD #1-28.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 528 pg, B&W, $17.99 US

THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT VOL. 2 TP
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Al Barrionuevo, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Kolins
and Graham Nolan
Cover by Justiniano
In this concluding volume, featuring issues #7-12 of the miniseries, a USAF pilot, about to warn his superiors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, crashes on a mysterious island populated by prehistoric creatures and soldiers of wars of the past, present and future.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

WONDER WOMAN: THE CIRCLE TP
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Bernard Chang
and Ron Randall
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
What is the deadly secret of the mysterious Circle? Wonder Woman will find out in this new trade paperback collecting issues #14-19 of the Amazon Warrior’s hit series. Also in this volume, the reformed Secret Society of Super-Villains invades Paradise Island, led by Captain Nazi!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US