DC Comics Solicitations for August, 2012

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BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #2
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT and JOE KUBERT
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, 2 of 4, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“They run...I like it when they run.”
And don’t miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #2
Written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by JAE LEE
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by PHIL NOTO
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“Why not just kill me now and be done with it?”
And don’t miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #1
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by LEE BERMEJO
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by JIM STERANKO
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“What made you this way?”
And don’t miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN #1
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by ADAM HUGHES
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by PAUL POPE
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“I watch as a box containing a mystery is lowered into the soil.”
And don’t miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #3
Written by DARWYN COOKE
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“I’m not here to bust you, I’m here to recruit you. How’d you like to work for your Uncle Sam, Eddie?”
And don’t miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #12
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:100 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale AUGUST 15 • 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.
• ”THE VILLAIN’S JOURNEY” part four!
• The team struggles to stay together as they try to combat their newest foe.
• A shocking last page that will have the world talking about this issue!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #12
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• It’s the funeral for ROCKET RED.
• Several members resign from the team – who will be left?

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and DAN DIDIO
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• Will this issue be the final adventure ever for JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL?
• The true nature of O.M.A.C. revealed!
• Ties in to the shocking events of JUSTICE LEAGUE #12!
• Guest-starring BLUE BEETLE!

EARTH 2 #4
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by IVAN REIS
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• THE GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH and HAWKGIRL in action!
• The debut of the all-new ATOM SMASHER!
• A monstrous evil claws its way out of the poisoned soil of EARTH 2!

WORLDS’ FINEST #4
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, KEVIN MAGUIRE and SCOTT KOBLISH
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
1:25 B&W Variant cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• Hakkou, the Irradiated Man – the mysterious bad guy who might have a connection to Earth 2 – has grown to monstrous proportions. It’s up to Power Girl and Huntress to stop him – from destroying Tokyo?!
• Huntress learns how crime works on this Earth in the mean streets of Rome!
• Plus: Learn what the heroic duo have been up to in the five years since they arrived on this Earth!

AQUAMAN #12
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• The conclusion to “The Others”!
• The traitor in the team is revealed!
• Who is BLACK MANTA working for?

WONDER WOMAN #12
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• WONDER WOMAN faces a choice: Defend ZEUS’S throne from APOLLO – or defend her closest friend!
• Plus: Zola gives birth to something completely unexpected!

CAPTAIN ATOM #12
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• CAPTAIN ATOM’S evolution continues as he regains his human appearance. But even though he’s closer than ever to regaining his humanity, it comes at a major cost as chaos is unleashed at his laboratory headquarters.
• This issue reaches from Earth to the edge of the universe and ends with a massive change in Captain Atom’s status quo in the DC Universe.

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #12
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• KID FLASH stars in his first solo adventure, racing against time as he deals with the prehistoric trouble the TEEN TITANS brought back from MYSTERY ISLAND!

THE FLASH #12
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• Setting up THE ROGUES as a team as the next major storyline for the series begins!
• GLIDER takes center stage!

THE FLASH ANNUAL #1
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARCUS TO and others
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• The Rogues – victorious? If THE FLASH had trouble with them individually, together they’ll kill him!
• Something worse than The Rogues is just waiting for the right moment to attack....

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #12
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and MARLO ALQUIZA
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The quest for ASHRA KHAN takes a new turn!
• The menace of ZITHER is revealed!

GREEN ARROW #12
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art and cover by HARVEY TOLIBAO
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• GREEN ARROW hits the streets of CHINA!
• It’s arrows against martial arts in this action-packed issue!

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #12
Plotted by ROB LIEFELD
Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and MARK POULTON
Art JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT
Cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• HAWKMAN vs. ST. BASTION – with PIKE, an incredible assassin with key info about Hawkman’s past, caught in the middle!

ACTION COMICS #12
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by RAGS MORALES, BRAD WALKER and RICK BRYANT
Backup story art by CAFU
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:100 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale AUGUST 1 • 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 is the horrific secret behind “THE FORGOTTEN SUPERMAN”?
• What happens when Superman is too late to save LOIS LANE?
• And what is the staggering new threat The Man of Steel is about to face?
• Plus in the backup, Perry White’s brush with death leads to startling consequences for Superman!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN #12
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO
Cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers.
The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• The entity that came from the bottom of the ocean in issue #9 is back – and it’s trying to create a dimensional gateway for his army!
• Earth is in peril, and Superman is the only one who can prevent mass death and destruction.

SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by CAFU and others
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• Abducted by a group of mysterious aliens, Superman is dragged to a remote alien galaxy to take part in THE GAMES, a world hopping game of cat-and-mouse where players are hunted for sport.
• Can even the help of a mysterious new GREEN LANTERN overcome the might of an alien empire?

SUPERBOY #12
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• There’s a monster hiding in the shadows of New York after dark, and she’s set her sights on Superboy. But her interest in him is more complicated than it seems!
• Superboy’s just starting to figure out what it means to have friends – does he have the good judgment to pick the right ones? Or is he destined to run with the wrong crowd?

SUPERGIRL #12
Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• SUPERGIRL confronts SUPERMAN in his Fortress of Solitude about the Bottle City of Kandor.
• What mysterious connection does this have to a piece of Kryptonian debris that crashed with her ship?

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #4
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE
1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• BATMAN and TALIA AL GHUL continue their fight for control of their son DAMIAN – better known as ROBIN!
• WINGMAN and REDBIRD descent upon GOTHAM CITY! Who are these heroes, and what is their relationship to THE DARK KNIGHT?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN #12
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale AUGUST 8 • 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.
• It’s the epilogue to “The Court of Owls”!
• The next major storyline begins here!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

DETECTIVE COMICS #12
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER
Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale AUGUST 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• What is the final fate of Charlotte Rivers and Hugh Marder?
• Guest-starring ROBIN.
• The TWO-FACE backup story continues!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR and SANDU FLOREA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• The grudge match you’ve been waiting for: BATMAN vs. THE BLACK MASK!

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #12
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• BATMAN has been captured by THE SCARECROW, who wants THE DARK KNIGHT to be his guinea pig for the ULTIMATE fear toxin.
• Don’t miss revelations about THE SCARECROW’s past!

BATMAN AND ROBIN #12
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The finale of the fight with TERMINUS!

BATWOMAN #12
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• J.H. WILLIAMS III returns as artist on this new story!
• An adventure of epic proportions begins here, with BATWOMAN and the werebeast zealot, ABBOTT, hot on the trail of the urban legend BLOODY MARY. The trail leads to a twisted carnival and an abandoned HALL OF MIRRORS, where they face nightmarish versions of themselves…
• Batwoman seeks an unexpected ally: WONDER WOMAN!

BATWING #12
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by MARCUS TO and RYAN WINN
Cover by MARCUS TO
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The secrets of mad dictator LORD BATTLE revealed!
• NIGHTWING in action in Africa!
• Plus: JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL vs. BLOODSTORM!

BATGIRL #12
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• BATGIRL battles BATWOMAN!
• KNIGHTFALL strikes!

BIRDS OF PREY #12
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN and JEFF HUET
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Shock follows shock as the team learns that the plant monsters were the creation of POISON IVY!
• With deadly toxins in their bloodstreams, THE BIRDS have six months to live – and they’ll be given an antidote only if they help IVY punish those who are despoiling the planet.

CATWOMAN #12
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by ADRIANA MELO and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• The big finale is here, as CATWOMAN confronts DOLLHOUSE!
• Don’t miss the fallout from CATWOMAN’s tryst with SPARK!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• STARFIRE has made it all the way to TAMARAN only to find herself caught between the forces of THE BLIGHT and the political maneuvering of her sister, BLACKFIRE.
• How will JASON protect ISABEL on what has become an intergalactic date from Hell?

NIGHTWING #12
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “THE REPUBLIC OF TOMORROW, TODAY” concludes!
• Guest-starring ROBIN.
• NIGHTWING and PARAGON battle for GOTHAM CITY!

GREEN LANTERN #12
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE and MARK IRWIN
1:25 B&W Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• BLACK HAND has been freed from the INDIGO TRIBE, and now he’s more powerful than ever!
• What horrible plan does he have in mind, and to what lengths will Hal Jordan and Sinestro go to stop it?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Design cover
On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• The conclusion of “THE REVENGE OF BLACK HAND”!
• Everything changes here! EVERYTHING!

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #12
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The epilogue to “ALPHA WAR.”
• The dust settles on the Corps’ war with the Alpha Lanterns. John Stewart’s final fate is revealed.
• GUY GARDNER learns the consequences of his defiance of the Guardians.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #12
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
1:25 B&W Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• The RING THIEF – unmasked!
• The NEW GUARDIANS vs. LARFLEEZE!
• The final judgment of INVICTUS!

RED LANTERNS #12
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• BLEEZ is a captive of the STAR SAPPHIRES!
• RANKORR is poisoned, dying and lost in space!
• ATROCITUS’S final, blood-spattered battle with ABYSMUS!

DIAL H #4
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE
Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Abyss has arrived! Can the newest Dialer – or anyone – stop him?
• In a desperate attempt to save Manteau from X.N., Nelson is forced to team with his enemy.
• Plus, the secrets of Squid revealed!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #12
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• FAUST’S true master is revealed!
• The divided team must go up against BLACKBRIAR THORN!

ANIMAL MAN #12
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by STEVE PUGH
Cover by STEVE PUGH with YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Prelude to “ROTWORLD”!
• Continued in this month’s SWAMP THING #12.
• BUDDY and ALEC go into the Rot, and events from the last year of both series are recapped for new readers.

SWAMP THING #12
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by MARCO RUDY
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE with STEVE PUGH
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Prelude to “ROTWORLD”!
• Continued from this month’s ANIMAL MAN #12!
• ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING – together at last!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #12
Written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The conclusion of “SON OF SATAN’S RING”!
• The mole inside S.H.A.D.E. is revealed.

I, VAMPIRE #12
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• ANDREW BENNETT’S hold over the vampires is about to collapse as STORMWATCH attacks.

DEMON KNIGHTS #12
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by PHILIP TAN
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• THE DEMON KNIGHTS are helpless in the clutches of MORGAINE LE FEY!
• Even worse, they’ve already given her exactly what she needs to become the planet’s most powerful magician!
• The road to a new Camelot will lead them to the last place you’d ever expect...

RESURRECTION MAN #12
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by JESUS SAIZ
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Mitch meets the person who’s been pulling the strings of his misfortunes since issue #1!

DEATHSTROKE #12
Written by ROB LIEFELD
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The final battle with LOBO by new writer/artist ROB LIEFELD!

GRIFTER #12
Plotted by ROB LIEFELD
Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and FRANK TIERI
Art by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY
Cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Face-off with HELLSPONT!

G.I. COMBAT #4
Written by J.T. KRUL, JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI and DAN PANOSIAN
Cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER
On sale AUGUST 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• The conclusion of “THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT” and “UNKNOWN SOLDIER” epics!
• G.I. COMBAT continues next month.

STORMWATCH #12
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by IGNACIO CALERO and SEAN PARSONS
Cover by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• MARTIAN MANHUNTER battles STORMWATCH!
• A major turning point for the DC Universe as MARTIAN MANHUNTER quits STORMWATCH forever!
• Don’t miss STORMWATCH this month in I, VAMPIRE!

SUICIDE SQUAD #12
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• THE SQUAD’S traitor is revealed!
• BASILISK takes the fight to AMANDA WALLER’S home turf!

VOODOO #12
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• VOODOO and PRIS are ready for the fight of their lives…against each other!
• Is this the end for VOODOO?

THE RAVAGERS #4
Written by HOWARD MACKIE
Art and cover by IAN CHURCHILL and NORM RAPMUND
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Betrayal, revelations, blood, and DEATH come to the group as some find themselves powerless to the seductive charms and horrific powers of BROTHER BLOOD.
• RIDGE is prepared as a blood sacrifice to indoctrinate the newest members of Brother Blood’s cult.
• NOT everyone will survive this fatal encounter.

ALL-STAR WESTERN #12
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MORITAT
Backup story art by SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by RAFA GARRES
On sale AUGUST 22 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• The finale of JONAH HEX and TALLULAH BLACK’S battle with the followers of THE CRIME BIBLE.
• Part 2 of the TERRENCE 13 backup story.

TEEN TITANS #12
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Backup story written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and

NORM RAPMUND
Backup story art by CHRISCROSS
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• Lookout, RED ROBIN and SUPERBOY! The power of WONDER GIRL’S armor has been unleashed!
• Introducing DIESEL – is he WONDER GIRL’S new boyfriend, or worse?
• And in the backup story, the fate of the prehistoric visitors from MYSTERY ISLAND rest with KID FLASH. Will they become extinct, too?

BLUE BEETLE #12
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• It’s BLOOD BEETLE vs. BLUE BEETLE – with Jaime’s life and reputation as a hero on the line!

LEGION LOST #12
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and MARK IRWIN
Cover by AARON KUDER
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The team devises a plan to save their future by staying alive in the present!
• Will they survive the fight against the METAMERICAN and THE METAMARINES, or lose the battle against each other?

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #12
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• THE LEGION’S battle against THE DOMINATORS comes to an epic conclusion!
• The fate of COMET QUEEN is revealed.
• Sets up a major cosmic event in issue #13.

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 2 HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art and cover by SHANE DAVIS and SANDRA HOPE
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 136 pg, FC, $22.99 US
The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski and superstar artist Shane Davis is here!
Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World’s Greatest Super Hero but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined! From a ruthless dictator to a new love interest who’s NOT Lois Lane, things are never easy for this emerging Man of Steel.
And the worst is yet to come, in the form of a man-monster with an insatiable appetite, the Parasite! The only thing that might appease his hunger is The Last Son of Krypton! But that will also mean he will have Superman’s powers without his conscience, and Kal-El learns to live without powers beyond those of mere mortals.

PHANTOM LADY #1
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CAT STAGGS and RICH PERROTTA
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The female FREEDOM FIGHTER debuts in her own miniseries!
• Featuring her partner-in-crimefighting, the diminutive dynamo known as DOLL MAN!

NATIONAL COMICS: LOOKER #1
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale AUGUST 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• New digital-first adventures!
• Emily Briggs was a top supermodel until she was turned into a vampire!
• Briggs uses her supernatural powers to protect the innocent as they navigate the corrupt world of high fashion and modeling!
• A fresh, sexy take on a classic DC character!

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #5
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
On sale AUGUST 8 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• New digital-first adventures!
• The origin of ARKHAM CITY characters HAMMER and SICKLE!
• What is their connection to HUSH?
• Incredibly detailed art by rising star JUAN JOSE RYP (Wolverine: The Best There Is).

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #7
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS, HOWARD PORTER and NORM BREYFOGLE
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• New digital-first adventures!
• The War for Apokolips begins, and Aquagirl’s origin is revealed!
• The Joker King gathers his army, and Terry makes a shocking discovery!
• Clark Kent searches for his place in the City of Tomorrow!

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #4
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN and JOEL BENJAMIN
On sale AUGUST 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• New digital-first adventures!
• The story arc kicking off the SEASON PREMIERE EVENT concludes!
• CHLOE and OLIVER make a shocking discovery as they come face-to-face with the sole survivor of the crash.
• More machine than man, an out-of-control HENSHAW must be stopped – this looks like a job for SUPERMAN!

NIGHT FORCE #6
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by TOM MANDRAKE
Cover by LEONARDO MANCO
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 7, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Many threads tie together in this penultimate issue!
• Sela’s master plan is revealed!
• Kassandra initiates her revenge against Winters!

THE SHADE #11
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by FRAZER IRVING
Cover by TONY HARRIS
1:10 Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, 11 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews Order Form for details.
• The Celestial Pharaohs, the secret power behind an ancient cult, are rampaging through London!
• A weakened Shade must stop them, even if it means exploring dangerous new aspects of the shadow dimension from which he draws his powers!

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 1 – THE RING BEARER HC
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM, BATT and HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
• The first collection of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• The New Guardians struggle with their new mission – and battle the evil of INVICTUS!
• Collects GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #1-7!

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 1 – KNIGHT TERRORS HC
Written by DAVID FINCH, PAUL JENKINS and JOE HARRIS
Art by DAVID FINCH, ED BENES and RICHARD FRIEND
Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• Collecting the acclaimed DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• Features BATMAN’S battles with THE SCARECROW and BANE, plus the mystery of THE WHITE RABBIT!
• Collects BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1-9!

BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 1: TROUBLE IN MIND TP
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by JESUS SAIZ and JAVIER PINA
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• The first collection of the new BIRDS OF PREY series!
• The team struggles to stop bombs from killing the citizens of GOTHAM CITY. Plus: Is BLACK CANARY guilty of murder?
• Collects BIRDS OF PREY #1-7!

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN VOL. 1 – THE GOD PARTICLE TP
Written by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and GAIL SIMONE
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Two FIRESTORMS make their explosive returns in the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• As RONNIE RAYMOND and JASON RUSCH learn to work together, they learn that they are hardly the only FIRESTORMS!
• Collecting THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #1-6!

LEGION LOST VOL. 1: RUN FROM TOMORROW TP
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA and TOM DeFALCO
Art by PETE WOODS and MATT CAMP
Cover by PETE WOODS
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Collecting the present-day LEGION LOST series!
• Stranded in the 21st century, can this cadre of LEGIONNAIRES adjust to a different world?
• Collects LEGION LOST #1-7!

TEEN TITANS VOL. 1: IT’S OUR RIGHT TO FIGHT TP
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• SCOTT LOBDELL and BRETT BOOTH usher in a new era for the TEEN TITANS!
• Meet a new TITANS team, including new members SKITTER and BUNKER!
• Collecting TEEN TITANS #1-7!

VOODOO VOL. 1: WHAT LIES BENEATH TP
Written by RON MARZ and JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by SAMI BASRI and HENDRY PRASETYA
Cover by SAMI BASRI
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• The first collection of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• Who is Voodoo? Is she hero, villain – or both? Learn the truth about Priscilla Kitaen as she leaves a trail of violence across America.
• Collects VOODOO #1-6!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: ALAN DAVIS HC
Written by MIKE W. BARR and others
Art by ALAN DAVIS, PAUL NEARY and MARK FARMER
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 272 pg, FC, $39.99 US
• Batman stories from legendary artist ALAN DAVIS collected at last!
• Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #569-575, BATMAN: FULL CIRCLE #1 and a story from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #25.

BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL VOL. 3 – KNIGHTSEND TP NEW EDITION
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL, DOUG MOENCH, ALAN GRANT, JO DUFFY and CHUCK DIXON
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by KELLEY JONES
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 652 pg, FC, $29.99 US
• The third and final volume of the epic 1990s tale that broke Batman’s back, collected in full for the first time.
• Collects BATMAN #509-514, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #29-34, DETECTIVE COMICS #676-681, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #62-63, ROBIN #8-13 and CATWOMAN #12-13.

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY TP
Written by PAUL DINI
Art by CARLOS D’ANDA, DUSTIN NGUYEN, BEN HERRERA, TED NAIFEH and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Video game art cover
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• Now in trade paperback – the epic story bridging the smash-hit video games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City!
• Collecting the 5-issue miniseries, including five digital-first chapters.

BRIGHTEST DAY VOL. 3 TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and others
Cover by IVAN REIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• In this final BRIGHTEST DAY volume, the mystery of the heroes’ and villains’ return is resolved and the secret of the white forest is revealed.
• Collecting issues #17-24!

THE FLASH VOL. 2: THE ROAD TO FLASHPOINT TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and SCOTT KOLINS
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL and SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 120 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Make way for Hot Pursuit – the latest speedster to come out of the Speed Force!
• Collects THE FLASH #8-12!

LOBO: PORTRAIT OF A BASTICH TP NEW PRINTING
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and ALAN GRANT
Art by CHRISTIAN ALAMY, SAM KIETH and SIMON BISLEY
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
•Don’t miss a new edition of the title collecting the LOBO and LOBO’S BACK miniseries! First, Lobo is sent to capture a teacher who makes life miserable for him. Then, Lobo takes on the most dangerous being in the universe – and is promptly killed and reincarnated as an angry woman!

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD VOL. 1 TP
Written by DAN MISHKIN and GARY COHN
Art by ERNIE COLON, RIC ESTRADA and others
Cover by ERNIE COLON
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 648 pg, B&W, $19.99 US • RATED T
• The legendary 1980s fantasy series is collected at last!
• Collects LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #298, AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD #1-12, AMETHYST ANNUAL #1, DC COMICS PRESENTS #63 and AMETHYST #1-11.

GREEN LANTERN: WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI and TONY BEDARD
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, FERNANDO PASARIN, ED BENES and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 272 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• With the entire Corps against them, the four Earthborn GLs must make a choice that will rank among the most memorable in GL history.
• Collecting GREEN LANTERN #63-66, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #58-60 and GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #8-10!

GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS TP NEW EDITION
Written by MIKE GRELL
Art and cover by MIKE GRELL
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• A new edition of the title collecting the 3-issue 1987 miniseries!
• Oliver Queen gives up his trick arrows and settles down in Seattle with Dinah Lance. But Ollie’s world collides with one of unspeakable violence involving the beautiful and mysterious archer known as Shado.

GREEN ARROW: THE ARCHER’S QUEST TP NEW EDITION
Written by BRAD MELTZER
Art and cover by PHIL HESTER and ANDE PARKS
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• The Emerald Archer returns from the dead and sets off on an adventure that tests his courage and brings formerly hidden facets of the Green Arrow legend to light.
• New edition of the classic title collecting GREEN ARROW #16-21.

PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE TP
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI and JASON PEARSON
Cover by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Learn how young Oswald Cobblepot went from being the apple of his mother’s eye to the leader of underworld gangs and adversary of The Caped Crusader!
• Collecting the 5-issue miniseries from GREGG HURWITZ and SZYMON KUDRANSKI, plus: JOKER’S ASYLUM: THE PENGUIN #1.

THE STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 2 TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by TONY HARRIS, J.H. WILLIAMS III and others
Cover by TONY HARRIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 416 pg, FC, $29.99 US
• In this second STARMAN volume, Jack Knight’s disturbing dreams drive him to New York City to meet the Golden Age SANDMAN!
• Collecting STARMAN #17-29, STARMAN ANNUAL #1 and stories from SHOWCASE ‘95 #12 and SHOWCASE ‘96 #4-5.

THE SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 10 TP
Written by JERRY SIEGEL
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by JACK BURNLEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• In these 1942 stories, Superman battles The Night Owl, Nazi sympathizers, the mysterious “Man with the Cane,” and a mad scientist who brings characters from newspaper comic strips to life.
• Collecting SUPERMAN #18-19, ACTION COMICS #53-55 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #7!

SUPERMAN: THE BLACK RING VOL. 2 TP
Written by PAUL CORNELL and GAIL SIMONE
Art by PETE WOODS and others
Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• LEX LUTHOR’S quest for the Black Lantern energy takes him to Arkham Asylum for a close encounter with THE JOKER, and then into conflict with Larfleeze, the Orange Lantern.
• Collects ACTION COMICS #896-900, SECRET SIX #29 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #13!

STORMWATCH VOL. 2 HC
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by TOM RANEY, BRYAN HITCH and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH and PAUL NEARY
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 384 pg, FC, $29.99 US
• This second volume of stories by WARREN ELLIS includes the debuts of the APOLLO and MIDNIGHTER, as well as THE BLEED.
• Collects STORMWATCH #48-50, plus issues #1-11 from the second series!

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #5
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• HAL JORDAN and company fight in the MONSTER ARENA!
• Can Malvir become a RED LANTERN by capturing Hal Jordan?
• Aya and Hal cook up a plan to end Malvir’s tyranny!

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #4
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• The City of Metropolis runs into Monkey Mayhem when Beppo’s friend goes crazy!
• Meet the gigantically giant, ginormously angry ape TITANO!
• Can the Super Family make things right? What’s Kryptonite have to do with this? And where the heck is the Chief’s coffee?

LOONEY TUNES #208
Written by BILL MATHENY
Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• It’s a dog day afternoon, and everyone is parading their pooches.
• Is Taz well-behaved enough to be off his leash?

YOUNG JUSTICE #19
Written by GREG WEISMAN
Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• THE BRAIN, MONSIEUR MALLAH and THE ULTRA-HUMANITE have captured the team.
• What does GORILLA GRODD want with MISS MARTIAN?

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #24
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• A museum’s MUMMY is keeping its true identity under wraps!
• Can SCOOBY AND THE GANG unravel the mystery before dinner?

MAD #517
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale AUGUST 22 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Quick, before summer ends – read this issue of MAD! Then, when you’re back in school, you can tell your teachers that you did lots of reading over the vacation.

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art and cover by PHILIP TAN and RUY JOSE
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US
• ADAM sets out to reclaim the power of HE-MAN and find TEELA and MAN-AT-ARMS.
• SKELETOR releases his minions to destroy Adam and keep him from finding his fellow Masters.

FRINGE: BEYOND THE FRINGE TP
Written by JOSHUA JACKSON, JHONEN VASQUEZ and others
Art by BECKY CLOONAN, JORGE JIMENEZ, TOM MANDRAKE, MIKE S. MILLER and others
Cover by DREW JOHNSON
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Collecting the entire original, digital-first series never before in print!
A tale from Fringe star Joshua Jackson explores key events between seasons 3 and 4, Jhonen Vasquez and Becky Cloonan tell the story of Nina Sharp’s robotic arm, and five more tales from beyond the Fringe!

DIABLO #5
Written by AARON WILLIAMS
Art and cover by JOSEPH LACROIX
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 5, $2.99 US
• Staalbreak’s future hangs in the balance as the barbarian horde attacks in the miniseries’ finale.
• Discover the origin of the evil Sanctuary!
• Jacob and Shanar gain a new ally in their quest for the source of the Rage Plague!
• Journey with the last defenders against the demonic infestation of the Dreadlands into the ruins of Mount Arreat!

PRINCE OF CATS TP
Written by RONALD WIMBERLY
Art and cover by RONALD WIMBERLY
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
This hip-hop retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet focuses on Tybalt (derisively referred to as “the Prince of Cats”) and his Capulet crew as they do battle nightly with the hated Montagues. Set in a Blade Runner-esque version of Brooklyn, PRINCE OF CATS is a mix of urban drama, samurai action and classic Shakespearean theater...all written in iambic pentameter!
Don’t miss this original graphic novel written and illustrated by Ronald Wimberly (SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM)!

DEATH: THE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by CHRIS BACHALO, MARK BUCKINGHAM, MARK PENNINGTON, MIKE DRINGENBERG, MALCOLM JONES III, COLLEEN DORAN, DAVE McKEAN and JEFF JONES
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
Now in DC’s acclaimed deluxe format, this new hardcover collects all things Death, including DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1-3, DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE #1-3, plus extras including “Death Talks about Life” AIDS pamphlet, stories from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #2 and THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, the short story “The Wheel” from the 9-11 tribute book, SANDMAN #8 and #20, and art from the DEATH GALLERY!

THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 2 HC
Written by LESLIE S. KLINGER
THE SANDMAN written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by KELLEY JONES, MIKE DRINGENBERG, MALCOLM JONES III, MATT WAGNER, DICK GIORDANO, GEORGE PRATT, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, SHAWN McMANUS, COLLEEN DORAN, BRYAN TALBOT, GEORGE PRATT and STAN WOCH
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 520 pg, B&W, 11.5” x 11.75”, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS
THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 2 collects issues #21-39 of Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN, with annotations by Leslie Klinger (The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The Annotated Dracula) to all the historical and literary references contained in the series. This edition includes the now legendary SEASON OF MISTS storyline, as well as A GAME OF YOU.

FAIREST #6
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The concluding chapter of “Wide Awake”! Jonah Panghammer, bottle imp extraordinaire, had a plan: Ali Baba would find a treasure so rich he could give up thieving. Briar Rose would wake up and be allowed to go home. The Snow Queen would finally realize what her life could be like without the evil empire. And Jonah himself would be free to go his own way for once. Too bad Hadeon the Destroyer showed up to ruin everything.

FABLES #120
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Things look grim for Snow White and Bigby Wolf’s lost cubs. Mount-batten is gone. Ranger Mike Danger is in pieces. Dare is injured, with no way to get help. So how can he rescue his sister? Monty’s cryptic last words aren’t any help: “Use the one thing in Madland that isn’t a toy.”

HELLBLAZER #294
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In part two of “The Curse of the Constantines,” another murder raises John Constantine’s suspicions that his long-lost nephew is a sadistic killer. After a weird séance with his late sister Cheryl, Constantine travels to Ireland, finds more writing on the wall and meets a peculiar cult that seems to have been expecting him.

NEW DEADWARDIANS #6
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Inspector Suttle returns to London and the perils of Zone-B. Can he trace the mysterious artist whose esoteric symbology haunts the murder to the artists and poets of Whitechapel? The streets of the Bright Quarters are dangerous, and this time, the Quenchmen are out for the blood of young intruders asking awkward questions...

THE SANDMAN SLIPCASE SET
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale NOVEMBER 7 • FC, 3.375” w x 10.3125” h x 6.75” d • $199.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: A version of this slipcase containing only THE SANDMAN VOL . 10: THE WAKE TP NEW EDITION will be made available at a later date.
This beautiful slipcase set includes all ten individual trade paperback volumes of Neil Gaiman’s seminal, award-winning fantasy series.
This set features the entire New York Times best-selling graphic novel series featuring painstakingly recolored pages for the Absolute Editions, plus box art by Dave McKean.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #3
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Felicia and Hobbes are on the trail of the most dangerous vampire of all time. As they close in on their prey, their pursuit takes them behind the Iron Curtain where they enlist a very different kind of vampire to help them on their crusade…

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 3 TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ, SEAN MURPHY and RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 288 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
Collecting AMERICAN VAMPIRE #12-18 and SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #1-5! Pearl’s husband Henry joins a clandestine group on a secret mission to Japan to hunt a new breed of bloodsucker, while Skinner Sweet has plans of his own! And in Europe, Felicia Book and Cash McCogan go behind enemy lines in Romania in search of a rumored vampire cure.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #30
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:10 Variant cover by JOCK
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews order form for details.
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Hunting vampires is thirsty work, but Skinner and Pearl must control their bloodlust as they cross more names off the vampire blacklist. Meanwhile, Henry’s life hangs in the balance! The next AMERICAN VAMPIRE epic continues in “The Blacklist” part three.

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 2 TP
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by STEPHEN BISSETTE, JOHN TOTLEBEN, SHAWN McMANUS and others
Cover by STEPHEN BISSETTE and JOHN TOTLEBEN
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Collecting SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #28-34 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2, the Earth Elemental says goodbye to the illusion of his own humanity after learning that he is 100 percent plant, meets a crew of benevolent alien invaders and consummates his relationship with Abigail Arcane as only he could.

iZOMBIE #28
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE
All questions are answered in this final issue! Will Gwen make the ultimate sacrifice before Xitalu consumes every soul on Earth? Will Gavin and Spot make up before it’s too late? Will Ellie and Frankenteen find true love? Will Horatio get his original hair color back? With art and colors by Eisner Award nominees Michael and Laura Allred!

SCALPED #60
Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA
Cover by JOCK
RESOLICIT • On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
IT ALL ENDS HERE.

SWEET TOOTH #36
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The end begins here! Sweet Tooth and Jepperd finally arrive in Alaska and come face to face with the origins of both Gus and the plague that wiped out humanity. But as the militia bears down on them, their deadliest battle is still ahead. Part 1 of the final storyline, ”The Wild Kingdom,” begins now!

PUNK ROCK JESUS #2
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, B&W, no interior ads, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The media circus around baby Chris reaches fever pitch as he performs his first “miracle” – but all may not be as it seems. Meanwhile, Thomas begins to question OPHIS’s methods, and young Gwen discovers exactly what it means to raise the new Messiah as the whole world is watching.

SAUCER COUNTRY #6
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by JIMMY BROXTON
Cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this special stand-alone issue, discover the history of the UFO myth in all its brilliant, contradictory, terrifying detail. Real-life stories, extraordinary theories and some horrifying conclusions abound. Meanwhile, Arcadia’s team is in place to kick off her presidential campaign, but her enemies are circling too…

THE UNWRITTEN #40
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
An evening with Tom Taylor turns into a date with armageddon as the extremist Church of Tommy hijacks the proceedings. Didge and Danny ride to the rescue, Tom confronts his own legend, and a very dangerous story comes out to play. The exciting conclusion to the latest chapter of the Hugo and Eisner Award nominated series!

SPACEMAN #9
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, 9 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
“It’s over, Orson... Over!” Vertigo’s noir-fi series comes to an end as Orson’s life crumbles around him – but everything’s not as bad as it seems. No, gentle reader... it’s much, much worse. Earth sucks. Mars, though...

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU, VOODOO CHILD #6
Written by SELWYN SEYFU HINDS
Art by DENYS COWAN and JOHN FLOYD
Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Before he was Dominique’s faithful soul familiar, Black Benny was a prizefighter and drummer in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century...until an accidental death, a widow’s rage and a lonely goddess put him on the wrong side of the death god, Baron Samedi – the side that can get a soul cursed for all eternity.

V FOR VENDETTA BOOK & MASK SET
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art and cover by DAVID LLOYD
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 296 pg, FC, $24.99 US, 11.78” h x 8.25” w x 5.218” d • MATURE READERS
The best-selling graphic novel that defined sophisticated storytelling is offered in a unique new way in the V FOR VENDETTA BOX AND MASK SET!
The set includes a trade paperback edition of Alan Moore’s terrifying portrait of totalitarianism and resistance, superbly illustrated by artist David Lloyd, along with the famed V mask in PVC with white elastic band, offered in a window box.

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY: SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES
BATMAN - 6.75” h
CLOWN THUG WITH BAT - 6.15” h
RA’S AL GHUL - 6.75” h
CLOWN THUG WITH KNIFE - 6.15” h
AZRAEL - 6.8” h
THE PENGUIN - 5.25” h
Welcome to Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters, and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, it’s filled with the most murderous villains from DC Comics’ Batman universe. But Batman is ready to tackle it with all-new gadgets and his greatest—and most dangerous—allies. Which is good, because he’ll need all the help he can get for his journey into the darkest corners of Gotham City.
Based on the blockbuster video game published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, developed by Rocksteady Studios, and licensed by DC Entertainment.
On sale September 19, 2012 * Action Figures * PI

DC COMICS SUPER–HEROES: WONDER WOMAN BUST
Sculpted by Jim Maddox
Sporting an all-new costume designed for the DC Comics–The New 52! This expertly crafted bust features Wonder Woman poised for a fight--but don’t fight the urge to order this now! Measuring approximately 6” high x 3.5” wide x 4” deep, this hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box.
$69.95 US • On Sale September 26, 2012
*Allocations May Occur

THE “JUST-US” LEAGUE OF STUPID HEROES SERIES 2
The dumb just keep getting dumber with the return of the "Just-Us" League of Stupid Heroes, featuring MAD Magazine icon Alfred E. Neuman in classic Justice League costumes! Timed to coincide with Mad’s historic 60th anniversary, each figure features multiple points of articulation and stands 6” tall.
Sculpted by James Shoop
* Action Figures * PI • On Sale September 5, 2012
*Allocations May Occur

BATMAN 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE
DEFENDER OF GOTHAM CITY!
The Dark Knight emerges from the rubble of Gotham City in the latest from the museum quality line of collectables! This immaculately crafted statue features Batman gazing into the heart of the criminal underworld and is an impressive addition to any collection!
Measuring approximately 18.75” high x 9” wide x 11” deep, this hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain, mixed-media statue is packaged in a 4-color box.
Sculpted by Jon Matthews. Limited Edition.
$324.95 US • On Sale September 12, 2012
*Allocations May Occur

THE JOKER STATUE BY BRIAN BOLLAND
BASED FROM THE ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND
SCULPTED BY BRIAN FAY
From Brian Bolland, the artist behind the definitive Joker tale BATMAN: THE KILLILNG JOKE, comes the latest entry in the acclaimed “Batman: Black and White” series. Using the monochromatic tones synonymous with the line, this statue is a much-anticipated tribute to the Clown Prince of Crime.
Inspired from the cover of BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #50
Statue measures 9” high x 4.75” wide x 6.25” deep.
$79.95 US • On Sale September 5, 2012
*Allocations May Occur

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