DC Comics Releases Edge October Solicitations

Tue, July 12th, 2011 at 4:52pm PDT | Updated: July 12th, 2011 at 4:57pm

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CBR News Team, Editor

DC Comics’ solicitation reveal week continues as we get a look at October releasing issues of the Edge corner of the relaunched DC Universe! Via the publisher’s blog The Source, DC has released solicits and covers for #2 issues including Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda's "Stormwatch," Ron Marz and Sami Basri's "Voodoo," Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat's "All-Star Western" and many more. Earlier today, CBR also had the exclusive word on James Robinson's return to Opal City with a new Shade-starring title, a 12-issue series featuring covers by Tony Harris and interiors by a rotating roster of artists, starting with Cully Hamner and including Gene Ha, Jill Thompson, Darwyn Cooke and more.

In addition to "The Shade," earlier today DC announced the rest of its October Dark titles including Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's "Swamp Thing" #2 and Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman's "Animal Man" #2 amongst others. The Dark announcements came on the heels of yesterday’s Batman October announcements, which included #2 issues for the Bat-family books as well as "Penguin: Pain and Prejudice" Gregg Hurwitz and art and covers by "Spawn's" Szymon Kudranski and "The Huntress" by Paul Levitz with art by Marcus To and John Dell, two brand new miniseries from the Dark Knight's Gotham-based corner of the DC Universe.

STORMWATCH #2
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA and AL BARRIONUEVO
Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The moon is alive! Following the events of SUPERMAN #1 where [TEXT REDACTED], the covert team of sci-fi Super Heroes known as Stormwatch must not only battle the Earth’s moon, but find a way to hide its monstrous metamorphosis from the rest of the Earth! How? Uh, they’re working on it. Meanwhile, the recruitment of Midnighter goes poorly, and we learn why the Martian Manhunter is a member of the team. Written by Paul Cornell (Doctor Who)!

DEATHSTROKE #2
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Deathstroke’s tactical prowess is put to the test when the man who hired him attempts to renege on the contract. Pitted against a salvo of new assassins, including the vicious Road Rage, Slade must take his giant sword to the 405 freeway and proclaim himself the most vicious killer in the city of Angels!

GRIFTER #2
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Art and cover by CAFU and JASON GORDER
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The police are looking for him. Government operatives are hunting him down. And Cole Cash can hear the voices of an alien race in his head. Escaping New Orleans will require quick thinking and a violent streak straight out of Cole’s Special Operations background – and just like that, his life will be turned upside down, figuratively as well as literally.

SUICIDE SQUAD #2
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by FEDERICO DELLOCCHIO and RANSOM GETTY
Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
80,000 ordinary people vs. the Squad! Well, they’re not really “people.” Not anymore. With an entire sports stadium on lockdown following the outbreak of an unknown virus, Deadshot, Harley Quinn and the rest of the Squad must sneak past a military perimeter and fight their way through the infected to retrieve… “it.” What is “it”…? Brace yourself for a stomach-churning reveal as the most brutal version of the Suicide Squad soldiers on! Plus: Bring a body bag – it’s the team’s first Squad fatality!

VOODOO #2
Written by RON MARZ
Art and cover by SAMI BASRI
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Voodoo is on the run in the new DC Universe, trying to stay one step ahead of her pursuers, using all of her considerable skills to complete a mission that will put the entire Earth in danger. DC’s sexy, edgy new series goes into overdrive with one of the most unexpected opening scenes ever!

O.M.A.C. #2
Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN
Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Brother Eye gives Kevin Kho the ground rules to their new “arrangement.” New players are introduced to the game as Sarge Steel and Checkmate begin their hunt for the One Machine Army Corp, but O.M.A.C.’s appearance may be short-lived when he faces the incredible threat of Rocker Bonn, the Amazing Man!

MEN OF WAR #2
Written by IVAN BRANDON and JONATHAN VANKIN
Art by TOM DERENICK and PHIL WINSLADE
Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
In the split second after a heavy-weapons blast the air goes silent and still, just as it does in the ghostly realm of Circe. How will Rock and his team of men – battle-hardened, but still human – survive a villainess who can walk on the very wind?

Plus, Navy Seals Ice and Tracker go where no boots are on the ground, but when their mission is compromised, how will they tell friend from foe?

BLACKHAWKS #2
Written by MIKE COSTA
Art and GRAHAM NOLAN and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
While the Blackhawks deal with a potential public exposure, Lady Blackhawk is keeping dangerous secrets of her own! And the first clues of a vast conspiracy throughout the DC Universe begin to take shape. The action ratchets up for DC’s newest team of high-tech military operatives.

ALL-STAR WESTERN #2
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MORITAT and JORDI BERNET
Cover by MORITAT
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
What happens when a psychologist and a sociopath have to work together to track down Gotham City’s first serial killer? They’ll soon find that crime in the big city runs deeper than its foundations, and it’s all mapped out in the mysterious Crime Bible – that is, if they don’t kill each other first.
Plus: No zombie is safe in the Wild West when Lazarus Lane summons the demon known as El Diablo!
Stay tuned to CBR for more of DC's October solicitations throughout the rest of this week!

TAGS:  dc comics, dc relaunch, dc edge, stormwatch, deathstroke, grifter, suicide squad, voodoo, o.m.a.c., men of war, blackhawks, all-star western

 
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