DC Comics Solicitations for October, 2011

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:200 B&W variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
What happens when the World’s Greatest Detective takes on the world’s most powerful alien? You’ll find out when Batman and Superman throw down. Batman will need all his intellect, cunning and physical prowess to take on The Man of Steel.
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #2
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The United Nations’ new international team of heroes must learn to work together – and fast – if they’re going to discover the mystery behind the giant alien Signalmen who are appearing all over the globe. Can Booster Gold lead his team to victory, or will they fall?

AQUAMAN #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The red-hot creative team behind BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY reunite!
An entire town…devoured! As Aquaman and Mera discover the grisly truth behind a town’s disappearance, the Trench infestation spreads inland! Plus: Another gruesome Trench power revealed – and it’s not for the squeamish!

WONDER WOMAN #2
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Hera, Queen of the Gods, does not take her vengeance lightly – and if Wonder Woman is so foolish as to stand in the way of her whim, then Wonder Woman is her enemy. But it’s Hera’s daughter Diana should truly fear – the goddess of discord is coming to Paradise Island, and murder always follows in her wake!

THE FLASH #2
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:200 B&W variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Fastest Man Alive learns he can make his brain function even faster than before – but as much as it helps him, it also comes with a steep price. Plus: The mystery behind Barry Allen’s friend Manuel Lago deepens as Barry investigates his kidnapping at the hands of Mob Rule!

CAPTAIN ATOM #2
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Losing control of his powers, unable to stop the sensory overload in his mind, Captain Atom wants nothing more than to find a quiet place to regroup. But how can he shut out the signals floating in the air – especially when they’re crying out for help?

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #2
Written by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and GAIL SIMONE
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Three innocent high school kids are caught in the crosshairs of an international special forces team with orders to murder them in cold blood...until two of those teenagers summon the terrifying, living nuclear monstrosity known as the Fury of Firestorm! Do not miss this disturbing look into the future of super powers in the DC Universe!

MISTER TERRIFIC #2
Written by ERIC WALLACE
Art by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
An electrifying new villain joins the DCU! Meet Brainstorm, the man determined to bring Los Angeles to its knees – beginning with billionaire Michael Holt. But even if he can break this new enemy’s hold on an unsuspecting city, how can Mister Terrific defeat a foe even smarter than himself? Luckily, the last time he faced a problem he couldn’t solve, he perfected infinite fractal mechanics!

GREEN ARROW #2
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art by DAN JURGENS and GEORGE PEREZ
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Super Hero executions will now be televised! After taking down members of a “celebrity” gang – privileged, decadent teens who buy their powers and stage fights with unsuspecting victims – Green Arrow finds himself in the crosshairs of the entire team! It’s Ollie Queen vs. a dozen thrill killers while the world watches – live!

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #2
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art and cover by PHILIP TAN
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
When the alien creature known as Morphicius starts draining the life force from Carter Hall, a.k.a. Hawkman, he learns that there’s more to his new victim than meets the eye. The mysterious properties of the Nth Metal protect Hawkman – but in the process, they are also making Morphicius powerful! With innocent lives in the balance, can Hawkman turn the table on his enemy, or are Morphicius newfound powers too powerful to stop?

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #2
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Ever since he died and became Deadman, Boston Brand has served the deity known as Rama Kushna, inhabiting bodies to complete missions that she dictates. But for the first time, Deadman may have a clue how to gain some control over his “life.” But the cost may be the souls of the bodies he inhabits!

MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #1
Written by AARON LOPRESTI, KEVIN MAGUIRE and MATT KINDT
Art by AARON LOPRESTI, KEVIN MAGUIRE, MATT RYAN and SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 1 of 6, 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The adventures of Garbage Man and Tanga from WEIRD WORLDS continue – and now, these offbeat heroes are joined by the Robotman, who has a disturbing knack for self-destruction!

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #15-16
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TOM TAYLOR
Art by MIKE S. MILLER and BRUNO REDONDO
#15 cover by MIKE S. MILLER
#16 cover by DOUG MAHNKE
#15 on sale OCTOBER 5 • #16 on sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Following the tragic events in the last issue, the heroes must pick up the pieces of a shattered League. With Superman AWOL and seeking revenge, will Lex Luthor be the hero of the day? And can anyone keep the Man of Steel from hunting down and killing Brainiac?
And in issue #16, Hal Jordan and the other human Green Lanterns have been recalled to Oa under emergency circumstances. Brainiac’s main fleet has been located and he’s gone to war with the Sinestro’s Yellow Lantern Corps on Korugar! The mission: Containment, allowing both enemies to annihilate each other!

ACTION COMICS #2
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:200 B&W variant cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
In his weakest moment, Superman is taken down – but by whom? And if the world wasn’t ready for a man with super powers, they’re utterly unprepared for the rage of a Superman cornered! The cornerstone character of the new DCU continues his debut adventure!

SUPERMAN #2
Written by GEORGE PEREZ
Breakdowns and cover by GEORGE PEREZ
Art by JESUS MERINO
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The all-new adventures of Superman continue! Everyone can see the new villain who’s attacking Superman – except The Man of Steel! How can he stop a threat that none of his super-senses can detect? Meanwhile, a Daily Planet reporter starts digging up some dirt on Superman, including a secret that could ruin him forever!

SUPERBOY #2
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by RB SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by ERIC CANETE
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. has put a lot of effort into creating their Superboy, and they intend to make sure he performs to their standards. And what better opportunity for him to demonstrate his raw power than to throw him into an alien prison riot? Good luck, Superboy… you’re going to need it!

SUPERGIRL #2
Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by MAHMUD ASRAR and DAN GREEN
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Get ready for a super-smackdown as Supergirl fights her cousin, The Man of Steel! What could cause these two to come to blows? Can the teenage Supergirl hold her own against the adult Superman? Well, let’s just say she’s got a trick or two up those fancy new sleeves of hers...

PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #1
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 1 of 5, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
In this exciting new miniseries from novelist Gregg Hurwitz (You’re Next) and rising star artist Szymon Kudranksi (Spawn), the painful and dark past of one of Batman’s most devious foes is examined. How did young Oswald Cobblepot go from being the apple of his mother’s eye to the leader of underworld gangs and adversary of The Caped Crusader? Find out in PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE!

BATMAN #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by JIM LEE
1:200 B&W variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Bruce Wayne is back in the cowl, hunting a new and deadly killer in Gotham City – a killer with a vendetta against Bruce Wayne! But who is this mysterious killer in an owl skull mask? And is he the key to unlocking one of Gotham’s oldest and most terrifying secrets? Be there for their first brutal encounter!

BATWING #2
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
He is called Massacre, and he brings death. What does the soldier in service of Batman Incorporated do when he’s met his match? When he’s been brought so low and been wounded so badly? What does he do when lost Super Heroes begin turning up as victims? Batwing fights back!

DETECTIVE COMICS #2
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and RYAN WINN
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Batman sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with television journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings – while also trying to uncover Bruce’s own mystery. But time is running out as both Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the true identity of this new serial killer.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #2
Written by DAVID FINCH and PAUL JENKINS
Art by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND with JAY FABOK
Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Something sinister surges through Arkham Asylum, and Batman finds himself bombarded by his greatest foes in this second sensational issue from superstar creator David Finch!
Bigger, meaner, and more powerful than ever before, the inmates of Arkham Asylum run rampant as the entire Bat Family struggles to keep the walls from falling down, unleashing Gotham City’s worst criminals on the unsuspecting population. And you won’t believe the jaw-dropping final page! Just keep repeating, “It’s only a comic book. It’s only a comic book...”

BATMAN AND ROBIN #2
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Batman’s fears about Robin’s tendency to dish out more pain than necessary are growing! And who is the man named NoBody, visiting Gotham City to say hello to his old friend Bruce Wayne and find out where he went wrong in his battle against crime.

BATMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 2 #1
Written by NEAL ADAMS
Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS
1:10 B&W variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 1 of 7, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews order form for more information.
BATMAN: ODYSSEY is back in a new volume from legendary writer/artist Neal Adams!
It’s finally happened: Batman must kill or be killed. The threat is real and can’t be stopped by man or hero. To combat it, Batman must bring time itself to a standstill so that he can embark on an odyssey of self-discovery to a place unknown to mankind, where he can find himself. But is this a place where only failure awaits?

BATGIRL #2
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The nightmare-inducing brute known as Mirror is destroying the lives of Gotham City citizens seemingly at random, and an explosive confrontation between Batgirl and Mirror leads Babs to question wearing the cape and cowl at all!
The riveting adventures of Batgirl continue in stunning fashion, with script by fan-favorite Gail Simone and stellar art by superstar Ardian Syaf!

BATWOMAN #2
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Horror! A terrifying new villain stalks the innocent children of Gotham City! Intrigue! A threatening government agency is hot on Batwoman’s trail. Romance! Kate Kane’s new relationship is heating up!
Can Batwoman stop the new evil rising from the damp back alleys of Gotham’s barrios? And overcome the many challenges she faces as both Batwoman and Kate Kane? 2011’s most anticipated new series intensifies in this exciting second issue!

THE HUNTRESS #1
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by MARCUS TO and JOHN DELL
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 1 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Look out! By the end of this hot new miniseries, the Huntress will have the largest price on her head in DC Universe history.
What will the Huntress do that warrants such a death mark? And who puts it there? The jaw-dropping events will be revealed as the Huntress heads home to Italy and embarks on a mission that defines her life. Don’t miss out, because this story will tie in to upcoming events in BIRDS OF PREY!

NIGHTWING #2
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and JP MAYER
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
When a mysterious assassin targets Dick Grayson, Nightwing must work fast to uncover the killer’s plot before he strikes again. But as Haley’s Circus continues to perform in Gotham City, Dick finds himself torn between two lives: His old one as a circus performer and his new one as a Super Hero. And they may be more connected than he ever realized!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #2
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT and BLOND
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Red Hood is already globe-trotting in an effort to find the ancient assassins behind the slaughter of those who taught him some of his darkest skills... and if Roy and Kori are going to be of any help, well, they’ll just have to tag along – whether Jason wants them to or not!

BIRDS OF PREY #2
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
An explosion in a secure Gotham City airport terminal hurls Black Canary and Starling headlong into a nightmare involving stolen pharmaceuticals, terrorists for hire and killers in stealth suits who can appear – and disappear – at will. When Canary calls in backup, Starling’s not so sure a vengeful samurai who talks to her dead husband in a sword is the best choice.

CATWOMAN #2
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
She’s a thief who lives to steal just for the thrill of breaking the law. He’s The Dark Knight, obsessively driven to battle evil with every ounce of his strength. They should keep each other at arm’s length, but...they just can’t seem to help themselves! Don’t miss this issue – things are gonna get messy!

GREEN LANTERN #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
1:200 B&W variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Renegade Green Lantern Sinestro sets a course for Korugar with one purpose: To free his homeworld from the scourge of… The Sinestro Corps?!

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Guy Gardner and John Stewart lead a squadron of Green Lanterns to fight a mysterious force that is marching across the space sectors and devouring not only their natural resources but their entire populations. Worst of all, those responsible have a vendetta against the Green Lantern Corps!

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #2
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM, HARVEY TALIBAO and BATT
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
By their rings betrayed! Who – or what – has the might to tear power rings from each of the seven Lantern Corps, murdering their former bearers in the process? And why have the rings all chosen Kyle Rayner as their new master? As members of each Corps target Kyle for death, we learn more about the shocking fate of Ganthet!

RED LANTERNS #2
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
On a war-torn world where invading forces fight insurgent forces, the innocent always suffer the most. When a child screams with red-hot rage at the madness around her, she is answered by her weapon of retribution: Atrocitus.

THE SHADE #1
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by CULLY HAMNER
Cover by TONY HARRIS
1:10 Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 1 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews order form for more information.
James Robinson returns to the world of his acclaimed STARMAN series with a new 12-issue series starring the antihero known as The Shade! An attack at the Starman museum kicks off a globe-hopping, centuries spanning quest that will irrevocably change The Shade’s life, and ultimately shed light on his true origin! Artist extraordinaire Cully Hamner (RED) kicks off the series, and upcoming issues will feature art by such luminaries as Darwyn Cooke, Javier Pulido, Jill Thompson, Frazer Irving and Gene Ha!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #2
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Madame Xanadu continues guiding the world’s darkest heroes in their struggle against evil. But will John Constantine, Zatanna, Shade the Changing Man and the others be able to join forces in time to defeat the dangerous Enchantress before she destroys the world as we know it?

SWAMP THING #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Alec Holland thought he knew the history of the Swamp Thing – but he was wrong. The creature’s roots run deeper than he knows, and the Parliament of Trees intends to make him understand the responsibility he wants so desperately to avoid! With this issue, the mythology of the Swamp Thing branches out in ways you never saw coming – don’t miss it!

ANIMAL MAN #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Maxine’s new abilities continue to terrify Ellen and Buddy Baker, and things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Meanwhile, The Hunters Three arrive on Earth and set their sights on the Baker family. The Hunt is on as DC’s most surprising new series continues to take ANIMAL MAN in shocking new directions.

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s all-out war as Frankenstein and his new field team, The Creature Commandos, uncover an age-old conspiracy at the heart of Bone Lake – one that will see them suit up as the world’s first “Necronauts,” traveling between worlds and through “dead space,” toward the mysterious Monster Planet. Meanwhile, the horrifying origins of the Commandos are revealed – and the S.O.M.B.I.E. makes its first appearance!

RESURRECTION MAN #2
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Mitch Shelley’s past remains a mystery. So when he goes looking for answers, will he find them? Not likely, when he has to contend with the bounty hunter femme fatales known as The Body Doubles.

I, VAMPIRE #2
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by JENNY FRISON
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
True love becomes divine hatred between the Queen of Blood and Andrew, as her vampires begin their attacks across the country. Their past behind them, they find themselves ready to battle to the death... If those feelings really are all gone. Surrounded by swarms of bloodthirsty vamps, Andrew must confront his immortal beloved in a blood-soaked battle he can’t win.

DEMON KNIGHTS #2
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The siege that will reverberate through history to the present-day DCU begins as the Demon Etrigan and his unlikely lover, Madame Xanadu, face the Horde! What five (mostly) noble souls would be crazy enough to join them? The cover gives but a hint, and the point could well be moot by the time this issue’s done. For the Horde is armed with the magic of Mordru – including some decidedly different dragons!

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 DALLACCHIO 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!

TEEN TITANS #2
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
A strange creature haunts the streets of Los Angeles... and because of this creature’s age, both Red Robin and N.O.W.H.E.R.E. are racing to find her – but neither side is prepared for the horror known as Bugg!
Meanwhile, Superboy is on a collision course with the team, and Kid Flash plots his escape from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. with the most unexpected of allies!

STATIC SHOCK #2
Written by SCOTT McDANIEL and JOHN ROZUM
Art by SCOTT McDANIEL and ANDY OWENS
Cover by CHRIS BRUNNER
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Static finds himself the target of dark forces as Virule and the Slate Gang unleash their deadly trap! Will Static’s debut end before it has even started?

BLUE BEETLE #2
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by IG GUARA and RUY JOSE
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and SAL REGLA
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Jaime Reyes was trying to save his best friend when an alien weapon attached itself to his spine. Now, if he wants to live to see tomorrow, Jaime must defeat a team of Super-Villains who want the weapon for more nefarious purposes.

HAWK AND DOVE #2
Written by STERLING GATES
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Hawk and Dove continue their investigation of the enigmatic Alexander Quirk! Who is he? What does he want? A secret laboratory might hold the answers, but it might also spell the end for Hawk and Dove! To top things off, the monster watching our heroes from the shadows finally makes his move – and he’s got a terrifying new partner!

LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #1
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by CHRIS BATISTA and RICH PEROTTA
Cover by TOM FEISTER
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 1 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: Please see the Previews Order Form for a special offer on Legion of Super-Heroes promotional rings.
The architect of today’s Legion of Super-Heroes, Paul Levitz, delivers a science fiction odyssey on a scale you’ve never seen in a new, 6-issue miniseries!
The broad strokes of the Legion’s origin are well known, but you’ve never seen the secret machinations that went on behind the scenes! Why was the organization known as the United Planets formed? Who tried to kill R.J. Brande the first time? And what great power could leave entire planets desolate and lifeless? Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad may have founded the Legion, but the story starts here!

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Taken hostage on a hostile world, the Espionage Squad is outmatched by a rebel leader that only one Legionnaire could possibly stand against – but Legion leader Mon-El may be outgunned as well! And just what does Brainiac 5 see in Glorith’s magic that could be a game changer for the Legion?

LEGION LOST #2
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and cover by PETE WOODS
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Trapped in time with two teammates already dead and unsure if they’re infected or can ever return home, the lost Legionnaires must confront the horrific reality about the pathogen released by the terrorist Alastor when they are forced to confront the very first Hypersapien!

DC COMICS PRESENTS: THE JACK KIRBY OMNIBUS SAMPLER #1
Written by Various
Art by JACK KIRBY and others
Cover by JACK KIRBY
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
With the JACK KIRBY OMNIBUS VOL. 1 – STARRING GREEN ARROW HC on the way, DC presents this selection of Kirby mystery stories from the 1950s, pulled from the pages of HOUSE OF SECRETS #3, 8 and 12, HOUSE OF MYSTERY #76, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #13, 1 and 24 and MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #15, 16 17, 20 and 21, plus a Green Arrow tale from ADVENTURE COMICS #251!

DC COMICS PRESENTS: CATWOMAN – GUARDIAN OF GOTHAM #1
Written by DOUG MOENCH • Art by JIM BALENT and KIM DeMULDER
Cover by JIM BALENT
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
In this tale, originally a 2-part miniseries, Catwoman is the protector of a darker than ever Gotham City – and she must protect the city’s criminals from the murderous vigilante called the Bat-Man!

DC COMICS PRESENTS: SUPERBOY’S LEGION #1
Written by MARK FARMER • Art and cover by ALAN DAVIS and MARK FARMER
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
A rocketship blasts away from an exploding planet and into the 30th century, where its passenger grows up to become Superboy, founder of The Legion of Super-Heroes! Reprinting the two-issue miniseries!

DC COMICS PRESENTS: BATMAN – THE DEMON LAUGHS #1
Written by CHUCK DIXON • Art by JIM APARO and JOHN CEBOLLERO
Cover by JOHN CEBOLLERO
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
In these stories from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #142- 145, Ra’s Al Ghul teams up with the Clown Prince of Crime for the first time. Their mission: Destroy the Dark Knight and take over the world!

DC COMICS PRESENTS: JLA – THE AGE OF WONDER #1
Written by ADISAKDI TANTIMEDH • Art by GALEN SHOWMAN and P. CRAIG RUSSELL • Cover by GALEN SHOWMAN
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
In 1876, during America’s centennial celebration, Clark Kent reveals his alien powers to create The League of Science! Teaming with his fellow heroes of the age of wonder, they battle justice – in the name of progress! Collecting the two-issue miniseries.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: BATMAN – BLINK #1
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE • Art by VAL SEMEIKS, DAN GREEN and RENATO GUEDES • Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
A blind man who sees through the eyes of others taps into the mind of a killer, propelling Batman into a citywide conspiracy. Collecting LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #156-158 and ACTION COMICS #847.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: SUPERMAN – SECRET IDENTITY #1
Written by KURT BUSIEK • Art and cover by STUART IMMONEN
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
Clark Kent’s life is filled with the taunts of his peers, who compare him to the fictional Clark Kent – the one with super-powers. What happens when he discovers powers of his own? Don’t miss this title reprinting the first two issues of the 4-part miniseries that’s set in the real world!

BATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND VOL. 1 TP NEW EDITION
Written by BOB GALE, DENNIS O’NEIL, GREG RUCKA, DEVIN GRAYSON, IAN EDGINTON and others
Art by ALEX MALEEV, ROGER ROBINSON, DALE EAGLESHAM, FRANK TERAN, JASON PEARSON, JON BOGDANOVE, PHIL WINSLADE and others
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 544 pg, FC, $29.99 US
For the first time, the classic Batman epic is collected in full, including chapters that were never before collected, starting with these stories from BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #83-86, BATMAN #563-566, DETECTIVE COMICS #730-733, AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #51- 55, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #116-118, BATMAN CHRONICLES #16.
Months after a cataclysmic earthquake, the last remaining citizens of Gotham City live amid a citywide turf war in which the strong prey on the weak.

BATMAN AND ROBIN: BATMAN VS. ROBIN TP
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by CAMERON STEWART, ANDY CLARKE, DUSTIN NGUYEN and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
The new Dynamic Duo uncovers clues involving the mysterious death of Bruce Wayne before facing off against each other in a heated battle that both heroes will regret — if they live through it!
Collecting issues #7-12 of this hit series, this volume includes the story “Blackest Knight,” which ties into THE BLACKEST NIGHT, as well as tales that lead directly into BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE!

FLASHPOINT HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 176 pg, FC, $22.99 US
The red-hot, sold-out five-issue miniseries from Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert is back in a new hardcover!
This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it?
It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the time line!

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 HC
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by JIM LEE
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 1,216 pg, FC, $150.00 US
In September, DC Comic will launch 52 new #1 issues starring the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! In December, to commemorate this incredible event, DC is collecting every one of these debut issues in a once-in-a-lifetime massive hardcover that includes:

  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee

  • ACTION COMICS #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales

  • BATMAN #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

  • GREEN LANTERN #1 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke

  • SWAMP THING #1 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette

  • STORMWATCH #1 by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda

  • TEEN TITANS #1 by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth

  • And 45 more!

BATGIRL: THE LESSON TP
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER • Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS • Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Stephanie Brown’s second semester at Gotham U starts like any other – new classes, new allies, a vigilante stalker – everything a gal could want! But what Gotham City’s Batgirl isn’t prepared for is the arrival of the “Order of the Scythe.” Who are they, and why have they set their sights on her? Find out in these stories from issues #15-22!

BATMAN: THE STREETS OF GOTHAM – LEVIATHAN TP
Written by PAUL DINI, CHRISTOPHER YOST and MIKE BENSON • Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS • Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Batman hunts a serial killer in this title collecting BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #5-11, while the Huntress partners with Man-Bat! Plus: A sinister plot involving dozens of Gotham City’s young runaways.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS: SONGS OF THE SIRENS TP
Written by PAUL DINI, GUILLEM MARCH and MARC ANDREYKO
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Collecting issues #8-14! As their dangerous alliance with The Riddler continues, the Sirens will do anything to learn which mysterious villain is targeting them all for death.BMNML-CvTPBtif

JONAH HEX: BURY ME IN HELL TP
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Art by JORDI BERNET, EDUARDO RISSO, NELSON and FIONA STAPLES
Cover by JORDI BERNET
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Can it be true? Jonah Hex has a wife? Find out in these tales from issues #61-67, including a tale illustrated by Eisner Award winner Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS). BMNML-CvTPBtif

JSA ALL-STARS: THE PUZZLE MEN TP
Written by MATTHEW STURGES • Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
On sale NOVEMBER 9 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Who – or what – are The Puzzlemen? And what is the significance of the ancient artifacts stolen from museums around the world? Put the puzzle together, and The All-Stars are up against a threat that endangers all of humanity in these stories from issues #14-19.

JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1 TP
Written by JACK KIRBY • Art and cover by JACK KIRBY and VINCE COLLETTA
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 304 pg, FC, $39.99 US
At last, the first title in the acclaimed FOURTH WORLD series is in trade paperback, collecting SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #133-139, FOREVER PEOPLE #1-3, NEW GODS #1-3 and MISTER MIRACLE #1-3! Featuring the debuts of Orion, Darkseid, Mister Miracle and more!

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS VOL. 1 TP
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by HOWARD PORTER, ADRIANA MELO, LIVESAY and NORMAN LEE
Cover by ED BENES
On sale NOVEMBER 9 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Based on the hit DC Universe Online game from Sony!
As this epic adventure begins, Lex Luthor’s obsession with destroying Superman reaches fever pitch when he cuts the ultimate Devil’s deal with Brainiac – but with the shake of a hand, has Luthor consigned humanity to extinction? Collecting issues #0-7!

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATMAN VOL. 5 TP
Written by FRANK ROBBINS, DENNIS O’NEIL and MIKE FRIEDRICH
Art by IRV NOVICK, NEAL ADAMS and others • Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 512 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
Reprinting tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #391-407 and BATMAN #216-228, this value-priced collection includes the introduction of Man-Bat and Batman’s battle with The League of Assassins.

TALES OF THE BATMAN: DON NEWTON VOL. 1 HC
Written by BOB ROZAKIS, DENNIS O’NEIL, MARTIN PASKO and others
Art by DON NEWTON and others • Cover by DON NEWTON
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 272 pg, FC, $39.99 US
In these tales from BATMAN #305-306, DETECTIVE COMICS #480 and 483- 492 and BRAVE AND BOLD #153-165, Batman revisits “The Curse of Crime Alley,” meets Maxie Zeus and wages war on the League of Assassins.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS VOL. 1 TP
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by HOWARD PORTER, ADRIANA MELO, LIVESAY and NORMAN LEE
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Would you rather burn out or fade away? That’s the question at the heart of this bold title collecting issues #1-10 of the acclaimed new series. Meet a group of people who find purpose when they’re offered a chance to become super heroes. The catch? Their powers will kill them.

TEEN TITANS: TEAM BUILDING TP
Written by J.T. KRUL and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, MARCUS TO, ADRIANA MELO and others
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOOD
On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
There should always be a Robin on the team, but if Damian is the Teen Titans’ only option, maybe they’ll pass on having a Boy Wonder. Hopefully he’ll be able to help against the terrible menace of the rising villain, Headcase. #88-92, RED ROBIN #20 and WONDER GIRL #1 THE WONDER

THE WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 2 TP
Written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON • Art and cover by HARRY G. PETER
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US
In this new title collecting WONDER WOMAN #2-3, SENSATION COMICS #10-14 and COMICS CAVALCADE #1, Wonder Woman battles Mars, god of war, and Paula Von Gunther, a treacherous German spy.

THE STEVE DITKO OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by STEVE DITKO, LEN WEIN, PAUL LEVITZ, MARK MILLAR and others • Art by STEVE DITKO and others • Cover by STEVE DITKO
On sale DECEMBER 14 • 384 pg, FC, $59.99 US
Collecting tales by artist Steve Ditko from SHOWCASE #75, THE HAWK AND THE DOVE #1-2, MAN-BAT #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #483-485 and 487, ADVENTURE COMICS #467-468, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #267, 268, 274, 276 and 281, OUTSIDERS #13, LEGENDS OF THE DC UNIVERSE 80-PAGE GIANT #1 and the TALES OF THE NEW GODS TP.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 13 HC
Written by JIM SHOOTER, PAUL LEVITZ and GERRY CONWAY
Art by MIKE GRELL, MICHAEL NETZER, JOE STATON, JIM SHERMAN and others • Cover by MIKE GRELL
ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale MARCH 21 • 240 pg, FC, $59.99 US
In these stories, collected from SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #224-233, the 30th century teens battle Stargrave, The Fatal Five and the intergalactic conspiracy known as The Dark Circle.

SUPERMAN: GROUNDED VOL. 2 HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by EDDY BARROWS, ALLAN GOLDMAN, JP MAYER and others
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 168 pg, FC, $22.99 US
In this second “Grounded” volume, from SUPERMAN #707-711 and 713-714, Superman meets the new Wonder Woman for the first time! But why can’t he shake the feeling that he already knows her? Then, Superman visits Boulder, Colorado, where The Flash made a strange discovery that relates to Superman. And in Salt Lake City, Batman arrives to revisit one of his earliest adventures with The Man of Steel!

SUPERMAN: THE RETURN OF DOOMSDAY TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON, STEVE LYONS, DAN DIDIO and JEFF LEMIRE • Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, ED BENES, KEITH GIFFEN, BRETT BOOTH, MARCO RUDY and others • Cover by BRETT BOOTH
On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The new, improved Doomsday is back in these tales from STEEL #1, OUTSIDERS #37, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #55, SUPERMAN/ BATMAN ANNUAL #5 and SUPERBOY #6!BMNML-CvTPBtif

SUPERMAN: LAST STAND ON NEW KRYPTON VOL. 1 TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON, STERLING GATES and ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by PETE WOODS, JAMAL IGLE and others • Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale NOVEMBER 9 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
It’s New Krypton vs. Brainiac, the alien behind the annihilation of the original Krypton! Collecting SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #1-2, ADVENTURE COMICS #8-9, SUPERMAN #698 and SUPERGIRL #51!

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #12
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by ETHEN BEAVERS
Cover by RICK BURCHETT and DAN DAVIS
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Batman and Zatanna have to take a walk on the weird side if they’re going to solve a break in at The House of Mystery! Before you can say “boo,” some of the spookiest bad guys around come knocking – and they’re not looking for treats!

YOUNG JUSTICE #9
Written by GREG WEISMAN and KEVIN HOPS • Art by CHRISTOPHER JONES and DAN DAVIS • Cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
The team is taking Espionage 101 from Captain Atom. Their class project is to solve a cold case that involves a forty-year-old murder mystery, a military conspiracy and a half-decent chance that none of them will come out alive.

TINY TITANS #45
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
You are invited to a special Batgirl issue featuring Cassandra, Stephanie, Flamebird and, of course, Barbara. Find out what happens to The Batcave when the girls take over! Bonus: Coach Lobo’s Secret Soccer team versus…The Birds of Prey?! GO-O-O-A-A-AL!

SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? #14
Written by PAUL KUPPERBERG • Art and cover by SCOTT NEELY
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Scooby and the gang of Mystery, Inc. help the assailed owner of an amusement park solve his ghastly ghost problem, but nothing is as it seems in this peculiar pursuit of a poltergeist!

LOONEY TUNES #203
Written by SCOTT GROSS • Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
It’s Halloween and the Looney Tunes are out in full force as the ladies take to the track against some rink bullies in a knock-down, drag-out roller derby battle – and look out for that overzealous audience! Plus: More spooky holiday hijinks!

MAD #512
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Just in time for Halloween, MAD’s got some tricky treats that will make even a headless horseman laugh!

SUPERNATURAL #1
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by GRANT BOND
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 1 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Acclaimed writer Brian Wood pens the latest comics epic based on the hit CW TV series Supernatural!
On an academic break while at Stanford, Sam Winchester visits the United Kingdom on what is meant to be a sleepy trip...but on his first day he meets the alluring “Emma of the isles,” and his visit gets a thousand percent less boring! “Caledonia” will be an unparalleled adventure in the SUPERNATURAL saga as the Winchesters travel to Scotland!

GEARS OF WAR #20
Written by KAREN TRAVISS • Art by POP MHAN
Cover by COLIN WILSON
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In part 2 of “Dirty Little Secrets,” the Gears have taken refuge on the island of Vectes, where they must defend the local civilians from marauding bands of Stranded. Joining them are their old enemies, the fiercely independent Gorasni. Memories of old atrocities may lead these tentative allies to kill each other instead of their common foe.

inFAMOUS TP
Written by WILLIAM HARMS • Art by ERIC NGUYEN
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
The smash PlayStation 3 video game returns in this volume collecting the 6-issue miniseries! While delivering a strange package, bike courier Cole MacGrath is caught in a massive explosion that gives him electric superpowers. Now, he must defend himself and his city from government forces that’ll stop at nothing to capture him.

SPACEMAN #1
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 1 of 9, 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US •
MATURE READERS
Writer BRIAN AZZARELLO and artist EDUARDO RISSO – the Eisner Award-winning creators of 100 BULLETS – return to Vertigo with a new 9-issue miniseries, kicking off with a debut issue priced at just $1.00!
Set in a post-apocalyptic near future, SPACEMAN tells the story of Orson – a hulking, lonely loser who spends his days collecting scrap metal and dreaming of the startrekking life he was promised.
That is, until he finds himself at the center of a celebrity child kidnapping case. Seeing his chance to be a hero, Orson takes matters into his own hands...but will his actions only cause more heartbreak?

THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 1 HC
Written by LESLIE S. KLINGER
THE SANDMAN written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by SAM KIETH, MIKE DRINGENBERG, MICHAEL ZULLI, KELLEY JONES, CHARLES VESS and COLLEEN DORAN and others • Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale DECEMBER 28 • 560 pg, B&W, 11.75” x 11.75”, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS
In-depth, informative and entertaining, THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN is a fascinating look at the New York Times best-selling series by Neil Gaiman.
Edited by and with an introduction and notes by Leslie S. Klinger, the expert researcher and editor behind the Edgar®-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the critically acclaimed New Annotated Dracula, THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN is a panel-by-panel journey through every issue of THE SANDMAN. Beginning with issues #1-#20, this volume provides commentary, historical and contemporary references, hidden meanings and more, presented side-by-side with the series’ art and text. Using scripts and hours of conversation with Gaiman, Klinger reveals fascinating details of THE SANDMAN’s hundreds of unforgettable characters and its place in literary history.
The first of an incredible four volume series, the ANNOTATED SANDMAN Vol. 1 is a must-have for every Sandman fan!

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #20
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art by JORDI BERNET
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In the middle of the brutal Indian Wars an unspeakable evil is released on the world. Meanwhile, the friendship of Skinner Sweet and James Book is starting to fracture. Featuring amazing guest art by the legendary Jordi Bernet (Torpedo, JONAH HEX).BMNML-CvTPBtif

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #5
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 5 of 5, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Vampire hunter Felicia Book must make a horrible choice that will change her life and the world of vampires forever. Be here for the concluding chapter that will have a huge impact on AMERICAN VAMPIRE!

DMZ #70
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Only three issues of DMZ left! As Matty continues his tour of the recovering and the rebuilding of New York City, the secret he’s carrying around can’t be held in any longer. He confides in Zee, just days before his life will change forever. Will he ever see the city again?

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #42
Written by MATTHEW STURGES, BILL WILLINGHAM and STEVEN T. SEAGLE
Art by LUCA ROSSI, JOSE MARZAN JR., TEDDY KRISTIANSEN and others
Cover by ESAO ANDREWS
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE
Whatever happened to the House of Mystery? Legend tells of a magical place where beings from many worlds met to share their stories, where the price of a drink was a well-told tale. Now, many years later, three travelers happen upon the ruins of that legendary establishment, long since abandoned. But how did its story come to an end? Three very different versions of that mystery are told – but which one is the truth? Find out in “Three for the Road,” a triptych of tales penned by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, with a reunion of the HOUSE OF SECRETS team of Steven T. Seagle (AMERICAN VIRGIN) and Teddy Kristansen (THE SANDMAN MIDNIGHT THEATRE).

FABLES #110
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM • Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA • Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In part three of “Inherit the Wind,” Bufkin continues his schemes to free Oz and its surroundings from the Nome King’s oppressive rule. Meanwhile, at the North Wind’s keep, the cubs continue to learn how to become winds – but is it turning into a competition with a decidedly deadly edge?BMNML-CvTPBtif

HELLBLAZER #284
Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by GAEL BERTRAND
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
When Georgie comes into possession of Constantine’s trench coat, she finds her life imitating the art from her favorite comic book. Meanwhile, Constantine’s attempts to repay a debt he owes his father-in-law ends in bloody disaster – and speaking of debts, Tamsin the witch thinks she owns a piece of our urban mage’s errant niece, Gemma.

iZOMBIE #18
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Guest art by JAY STEPHENS
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS
Nominated for a 2011 Eisner Award for Best New Series!
Readers of iZOMBIE know Diogenes as the grizzled monster hunter who has seen it all and done it all. But he wasn’t always so experienced, and everyone has to start somewhere. So join us as we turn back the clock and witness Diogenes’ very first mission, when he journeyed to South America in search of the Vampire Queen of the Amazon – and you won’t want to miss learning his secret connection to Zombie Gwen’s “boyfriend,” Horatio! This issue is illustrated by guest artist Jay Stephens!

VERTIGO RESURRECTED: THE EATERS #1
Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by DEAN ORMSTON, EDUARDO RISSO and DUNCAN FEGREDO • Cover by DEAN ORMSTON
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
Reprinting the 1995 epic of the Quills, an average suburban family who just happens to consume human flesh. Plus: Tales from HEARTTHROBS #3, WEIRD WAR TALES #4, STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 and WEIRD WESTERN TALES #4.

NORTHLANDERS #45
Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by PAUL AZACETA
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Two hundred years have passed since Ulf Haukur rose to power and established the Haukursson Clan as a force to be reckoned with. But the wild frontier days of Iceland are long gone. Can the family line continue into more modern and complicated times? “The Icelandic Trilogy” continues with part 4 of 9, titled “Conversion.”

SWEET TOOTH #26
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MATT KINDT
Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS
Who is Captain James Thacker and what are he and his crew doing in the far northern reaches of Alaska? As Thacker and his crew man a deadly expedition, they will uncover secrets centuries old, but what does any of this have to do with Gus and Jepperd? The answers will shock you and change the course of SWEET TOOTH forever! A bold new storyline begins! Featuring special guest artist Matt Kindt (REVOLVER, Super Spy).

SCALPED VOL. 8: YOU GOTTA SIN TO GET SAVED TP
Written by JASON AARON • Art by JASON LATOUR, DAVIDE FURNO and R.M. GUERA • Cover by JOCK
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this new SCALPED collection featuring issues #43-49, Red Crow takes on a new challenger for tribal leadership, Dash pursues his mother’s murderer, and Officer Falls Down faces a most unusual captivity.

SCALPED #54
Written by JASON AARON • Art by R.M. GUERA • Cover by JOCK
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
“Knuckle Up” part four. There’s war on the rez, and like any other war there are bound to be casualties. As bullets fly, bonds are forever broken, and Dash moves to finally face his fiercest foe.

THE UNWRITTEN #30
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS and VINCE LOCKE
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The finale of “On to Genesis!” In 1930s New York, Wilson Taylor confronts the true enormity of his betrayals, while in the present day, Tom comes face-to-face with their aftermath – and the link that binds him both to the Tinker and his creator.

THE UNEXPECTED #1
Written by DAVE GIBBONS, BRIAN WOOD, JOSHUA DYSART and others
Art by JILL THOMPSON, DAVE GIBBONS, EMILY CARROLL and others
Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA
1:10 Variant cover by MICHAEL WM. KALUTA
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.
In the wake of the success of STRANGE ADVENTURES, Vertigo presents another groundbreaking anthology! With nine tales of horror, suspense, and some unexpected twists, this latest from Vertigo showcases a fantastic blend of stories from comic legends and the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow.
Plus, don’t miss a preview of Vertigo’s next smash-hit monthly series: a macabre and magical saga of voodoo gods and mortals in the death-soaked streets of New Orleans!

DC COMICS: THE NUMBER ONES COMIC COVER PORTFOLIO SET: THE FULL COLLECTION

Art by VARIOUS
This September, DC Comics explodes with 52 new #1 issues! DC’s entire line of comic books starring the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes is being renumbered with new, innovative storylines featuring the most iconic of DC’s characters, helmed by the most creative writers and artists in the industry.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, DC Direct is producing an incredible portfolio featuring the striking cover images from all 52 debut issues illustrated by superstar artists including Jim Lee, Adam Hughes, David Finch, Ivan Reis, Francis Manapul, George Pérez and many more!
Fifty two images by various cover artists are printed on high-quality 4-color matte paper stock, collected in a 4-color folder and shrink-wrapped together. All prints measure 9” x 12” and are ready for framing.
Limited Edition.
*Quantities may be allocated
On sale October 5, 2011 * Portfolio * $129.99

CLASSIC CONFRONTATIONS: GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN VS. PARALLAX STATUE
The Emerald Knight Battles the Embodiment of Fear!
Fed by fear, the parasite Parallax preys on a being’s deepest fears – and can instill them as well. An ancient cosmic horror, Parallax has the power to possess and bind itself to a host. Only one hero can hope to slay the dragon and bring him under control – Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 12.5” high x 10.5” wide x 7.5” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Limited Edition.
* Minor assembly required.
On sale March 28, 2012 * Statue * $295 US

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 4: ARISIA BUST
DESIGNED BY RYAN SOOK
SCULPTED BY JIM MADDOX
The Women of the DC Universe line of busts continues with Series 4, featuring new artist Ryan Sook.
The Green Lantern of Space Sector 2815, Arisia Rrab is the latest in a long line of generational Green Lanterns. Taking on the responsibility of Green Lantern at only thirteen years old, Arisia became the youngest of all Green Lanterns.
Designed by illustrator Ryan Sook, Arisia is the latest character to join the popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust series.
The hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5” high x 4.25” wide x 5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Limited Edition.
On sale March 14, 2012 * Bust * $65 US

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE SERIES 1 BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE SERIES 1 CATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE SERIES 1 CYBORG ACTION FIGURE
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE SERIES 1 WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE

Based on art from one of the most anticipated online games in recent years!
The DC UNIVERSE ONLINE ACTION FIGURES are from Sony Entertainment’s Massively Multi-Player Online Game, based on the art of Jim Lee!
All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include display bases. Character-appropriate accessories are also included.
Batman measures approximately 6.75” high.
Catwoman measures approximately 6.6” high.
Cyborg measures approximately 6.75” high.
Wonder Woman measures approximately 6.75” high.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
On sale March 21, 2012 * Action Figures * PI

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES HAL JORDAN MAQUETTE
Sculpted by Paul Harding
COMING SOON TO CARTOON NETWORK!
The power ring shines its emerald light across a darkened universe, a symbol of law and order wielded by intergalactic police officer HAL JORDAN.
Chosen by the ring for his ability to face fear head on, test pilot Hal Jordan possesses the strength of will to overcome even the most mind-numbing of terrors. Now, as an integral part of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS, he patrols the galaxy as the protector of Sector 2814, wielding emerald energy against evil – wherever it manifests.
Measuring approximately 12.3” high x 6.4” wide x 5.5” deep, this hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box.
Limited Edition.
On sale March 7, 2012 * Statue * $125 US

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