DC COMICS Solicitations for SEPTEMBER 2012

DC comics released their solicitations for September 2012!  And at the one year anniversary of the New 52, there are plenty of 0 issues for comic fans to buy!

SEPTEMBER 2012

BEFORE WATCHMEN TITLES

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #3

Story By: Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner and Len Wein

Art By: Amanda Conner and John Higgins

Cover By: Amanda Conner

Variant Cover By: Michael Allred

Description: “San Francisco, baby. The best part of the trip…is the trip.” And the latest chapter of the Crimson Corsair backup.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5. (Combo pack, $4.99.)

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #3

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski and Len Wein

Art By: Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert and John Higgins

Cover By: Andy Kubert and Joe Kubert

Variant Cover By: Chris Samnee

Description: “A man like you loves a mystery.” And the latest chapter of the Crimson Corsair backup.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 19. (Combo pack, $4.99.)

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Story By: J. Michael Straczynski and Len Wein

Art By: Jae Lee and John Higgins

Cover By: Jae Lee

Variant Cover By: Massimo Carnevale

Description: “If a man has the opportunity to do good, he’s obliged to take it.” And the latest chapter of the Crimson Corsair backup.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 26 (Combo pack, $4.99.)

Before Watchmen: Comedian #3

Story By: Brian Azzarello and Len Wein

Art By: J.G. Jones and John Higgins

Cover By: J.G. Jones

Variant Cover By: John Paul Leon

Description: “I am a blood brother” And the latest chapter of the Crimson Corsair backup.

32 pages, $3.99 (combo pack, $4.99), in stores on Sept. 12.

SUPERMAN TITLES

Action Comics #0

Story By: Grant Morrison and Sholly Fisch

Art By: Ben Oliver and CAFU

Cover By: Ben Oliver

Variant Cover By: Rags Morales

Description: “The Boy Who Stole Superman’s Cape” Grant Morrison weaves the history of Clark Kent’s early days in Metropolis!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5. (Polybagged combo, $4.99).

Superman #0

Story By: Scott Lobdell

Art By: Kenneth Rocafort

Cover By: Kenneth Rocafort

Description: The new creative team of Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort as they take us back to the days when Jor-El learned the truth about Krypton’s imminent destruction! Plus: More on the introduction of the Eradicators!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Supergirl #0

Story By: Michael Green and Mike Johnson

Art By: Mahmud Asrar

Cover By: Mahmud Asrar

Description: On the eve of Krypton’s destruction, who sent Supergirl from Krypton to Earth — and why? The answer is not what you think! Plus: Learn the answer to a mystery that’s been driving Supergirl mad for months: Who shot her father, Zor-El?!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Superboy #0

Story By: Tom DeFalco

Art By: R.B. Silva and Rob Lean

Cover By: Steve Lightle

Description: Mysteries are revealed as we learn Harvest’s reasons for creating Kryptonian clones! This bloody chapter of Superboy’s history ties directly into issue #1 of the series — and the future of the entire DC Universe!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Smallville Season 11 #5

Written By: Bryan Q. Miller

Art By: Chriscross and Marc Deering

Cover By: Chriscross and Marc Deering

Description: These stories are in print for the first time after appearing online. Superman comes face-to-face with high-tech weapons on the streets of Metropolis. The hunt for his parents’ killer puts a vigilante known only as “the Batman’ on a collision course with The Man of Steel…

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

BATMAN TITLES

Talon #0

Story By: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV

Art By: Guillem March

Cover By: Guillem March

Description: A new series featuring the Court of Owls’ unstoppable killing machine! Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon ever to escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin just wants to live a normal life…but that’s impossible, since he’s being hunted by his former masters!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Batman #0

Story By: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV

Art By: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and Andy Clarke

Cover By: Greg Capullo

Variant Cover By: Andy Clarke and Greg Capullo

Description: Bruce Wayne has returned from his worldwide quest to take the law into his own hands! This issue reveals the early steps of building everything that surrounds Batman — the costume, the cave, the car, the gadgets!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 12. (Combo pack edition, $4.99).

Detective Comics #0

Story By: Gregg Hurtwitz

Art By: Tony S. Daniel, Richard Friend and Szymon Kudranski

Cover By: Tony S. Daniel and Richard Friend

Description: Discover how young Bruce Wayne learned to wield the martial arts, and how a major villain was introduced into his life.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5. (Combo pack, $4.99).

Batwing #0

Story By: Judd Winick

Art By: Marcus To and Ryan Winn

Cover By: Marcus To

Description: Batwing has been chosen as one of Batman’s main allies…but is he worthy? Guest-starring Batman!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Batman: The Dark Knight #0

Story By: Gregg Hurwitz

Art By: David Finch and Richard Friend

Cover By: David Finch and Richard Friend

Variant Cover By: David Finch and Richard Friend

Description: Batman takes on the most important case of his career as a detective — who murdered his parents? Meet Joe Chill and explore the epic conspiracy to wipe out the Wayne family!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Batman and Robin #0

Story By: Peter J. Tomasi

Art By: Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray

Cover By: Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray

Description: Damian’s complicated relationship with his mother, Talia al Ghul, takes center stage. Bred to kill and not to care, this is the birth of an assassin!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Batgirl #0

Story By: Gail Simone

Art By: Ed Benes

Cover By: Ed Benes

Description: How did Barbara first become Batgirl? What led to her to don the cape and cowl? Witness Barbara Gordon’s shocking injury and her inspiring drive to recover and walk again!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Batwoman #0

Story By: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman

Art By:  J.H. Williams III

Cover By: J.H. Williams III

Description: See how Kate Kane shed her life of excess and disgrace to become the costumed vigilante known as Batwoman! Has she truly put her demons to rest?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Nightwing #0

Story By: Kyle Higgins

Art By: Eddy Barrows, Paolo Siqueira and Eber Ferreira

Cover By: Eddy Barrows.

Description: It’s the origin of Dick Grayson in The New 52! From orphan to super hero — it’s all here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Catwoman #0

Story By: Judd Winick

Art By: Rafa Sanoval

Cover By: Guillem March.

Description: The secret origin of Selina Kyle! Major shocks are in store for Catwoman this year — and this is just the beginning!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Birds of Prey #0

Story By: Duane Swierczynski

Art By: Romano Molenaar

Cover By: Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

Description: The first meeting of Black Canary and Batgirl…is not at all what you expect! After Team 7, how did the Birds of Prey come to be?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #0

Story By: Scott Lobdell

Art By: Kenneth Rocafort

Cover By: Kenneth Rocafort

Description: Learn how Jason Todd came back to life after being killed by The Joker.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Batman, Incorporated #0

Story By: Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham

Art By: Chris Burnham

Cover By: Chris Burnham

Variant Cover By: Aaron Kuder

Description: Batman, Incorporated wants you! Batman has a war to fight, but first he must recruit an army to combat the menace of Leviathan. See how The Dark Knight assembled his lieutenants!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19. (Combo pack edition, $3.99).

Batman Beyond Unlimited #8

Story By: J.T. Krul, Adam Beechen, Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen

Art By: Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Howard Porter and Norm Breyfogle

Cover By: Dustin Nguyen

Description: These stories are in print for the first time after appearing online. With Bruce Wayne hospitalized, terrorists strike at Gotham City! The League returns from Apokolips in defeat and must prepare for a last stand against Kobra!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Batman: Arkham Unhinged #6

Story By: Derek Fridolfs

Art By: Jorge Jimenez

Cover By: Dave Wilkins

Description: These stories are in print for the first time after appearing online. Robin takes the spotlight in a solo adventure It’s fight club — Penguin style! Bane vs. Solomon Grundy in a caged death match

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

GREEN LANTERN TITLES

Green Lantern #0

Story By: Geoff Johns

Art By: Doug Mahnke and Mark Irwin

Cover By: Doug Mahnke and Mark Irwin

Description: Prologue to “The Third Army!” The introduction and origin of a surprising new Green Lantern! Where are Hal Jordan and Sinestro?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5. (Combo pack, $3.99).

Green Lantern Corps #0

Story By: Peter J. Tomasi

Art By: Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna

Cover By: Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna

Description: Prologue to “The Third Army!” The New 52 origin of Guy Gardner! Guy’s past has a way of catching up with him, and this issue is no exception!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Green Lantern: New Guardians #0

Story By: Tony Bedard

Art By: Aaron Kuder

Cover By: Guillem March

Description: Prologue to “The Third Army!” A new team forms as Atrocitus, Larfleeze, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris, Saint Walker, Arkillo and Kyle Rayner prepare for war against the Guardians of the Universe!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Red Lanterns #0

Story By: Peter Milligan

Art By: Miguel Sepulveda

Cover By: Miguel Sepulveda

Description: Prologue to “The Third Army!” A secret chapter of the Red Lantern Corps, as the legacy of Atrocitus’s violent past unfolds! Witness a prophecy that threatens to change everything!

JUSTICE LEAGUE TITLES

Justice League #0

Story By: Geoff Johns

Art By: Gary Frank

Cover By: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

Variant Cover By: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

Description: Billy Batson takes center stage in this issue as he unleashes the awesome power of Shazam in a special origin story! Also featuring the origin of Pandora and the next seeds of Trinity War!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 19. (Combo pack, $4.99).

Aquaman #0

Story By: Geoff Johns

Art By: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

Cover By: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

Description: It’s the first appearance of Atlantis — and Aquaman’s first encounter with Atlanteans! How will this story of Arthur’s past set the stage for his future? Find out here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Wonder Woman #0

Story By: Brian Azzarello

Art By: Cliff Chiang

Cover By: Cliff Chiang

Description: A facet of the past is revealed — and a foe is introduced! How did Wonder Woman become a star pupil of Ares?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

The Flash #0

Story By: Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

Art By: Francis Manapul

Cover By: Francis Manapul

Description: At last, it’s the origin of The Flash! The loss of his mother put Barry Allen on the road to becoming a hero, but only when he gains his powers will he understand her most important lesson.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Captain Atom #0

Story By: J.T. Krul

Art By: Freddie Williams II

Cover By: Freddie Williams II

Description: Final issue. Captain Nathaniel Adam volunteers for a dangerous experiment that will make him one of the most powerful heroes in the DC Universe! How much can man lose before he is no longer human?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

DC Universe Presents #0

Story By: Tony Bedard, James Robinson, Rob Liefeld and Dan DiDio

Art by: Cafu, Marat Mychaels, Tom Derenick, Eric Battle and others

Cover By: Ryan Sook

Description: Five all-new adventures featuring the Blackhawks’ Mother Machine, Hawk and Dove, Mister Terrific and O.M.A.C. in this super-sized issue! Featuring the beginning of storylines that will play out across the entire New 52!

64 pages, $6.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #0

Story By: Joe Harris

Art By: Yildiray Cinar and Marlo Alquiza

Cover By: Yildiray Cinar and Marlo Alquiza

Description: Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond try to return to civilian life after losing the power of the Firestorm Protocols…but when danger threatens them, will they be able to survive? Is this the end of Firestorm?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Green Arrow #0

Story By: Ann Nocenti

Art By: Freddie Williams II and Rob Hunter

Cover By: Howard Porter

Description: Oliver Queen is young, rich and reckless…what could possibly go wrong? Discover the events leading up to the birth of Green Arrow, and Ollie’s history with Roy Harper!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

The Savage Hawkman #0

Story By: Rob Liefeld and Mark Poulton

Art By: Joe Bennett and Art Thibert

Cover By: Rob Liefeld

Description: Discover Hawkman’s connection to Thanagar and why he came to Earth!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Earth 2 #0

Story By: James Robinson

Art By: Tomas Giorello

Cover By: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

Description: It’s the tragic origin of Earth 2’s greatest villain! Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in action on Earth 2!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Worlds’ Finest #0

Story By: Paul Levitz

Art By: Kevin Maguire

Cover By: Kevin Maguire

Description: It’s the origin of Supergirl and Robin on Earth 2! How did their first mission on that world affect their situation as Power Girl and Huntress today?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Night Force #6

Story By: Marv Wolfman

Art By: Tom Mandrake

Cover By: Leonardo Manco

Description: Final issue! Their last stand against the evil Kassandra. The final fate of the new Night Force is revealed.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

THE DARK TITLES

The Phantom Stranger #0

Story By: Dan DiDio

Art By: Brent Anderson and Scott Hanna

Cover By: Brent Anderson

Description: Learn what happened to The Phantom Stranger after the Free Comic Book Day story! Who has been sacrificed? Who is guilty? Who can save us? And who…is The Phantom Stranger? Major players in The New 52 will be introduced in these pages!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Sword of Sorcery #0

Story By: Christy Marx and Tony Bedard

Art By: Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan and Jesus Saiz

Cover By: Joshua Middleton

Description: In this new series featuring the long-awaited return of Amethyst, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother. She’s about to learn why it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld — and has powerful enemies hunter her! And in the backup story set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior Beowulf is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Dial H #0

Story By: China Mieville

Art By: Mateus Santolouco

Cover By: Brian Bolland

Description: One of the first users of the H Dial learns a horrible secret that spells certain doom for the future!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Justice League Dark #0

Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Mikel Janin, cover by Ryan Sook.

Description: Find out what young John Constantine was like in the early days of The New 52, and meet the villain who plans to kill him and the entire team! !

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Animal Man #0

Story By: Jeff Lemire

Art By: Steve Pugh

Cover By: Steve Pugh

Description: What is the secret history of Animal Man? Learn how Buddy got his powers! Plus: A terrible secret is revealed as “Rotworld” draws closer!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Swamp Thing #0

Story By: Scott Snyder

Art By: Kano

Cover By: Yanick Paquette

Description: The mysteries of Alec Holland and Anton Arcane revealed! Throughout history, Arcane has slaughtered the champions of the Red and the Green, and only Alec has escaped death — but for how much longer?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Frankenstein, Agent of Shade #0

Story By: Matt Kindt

Art By: Alberto Ponticelli and Wayne Faucher

Cover By: Alberto Ponticelli and Wayne Faucher

Description: Frankenstein meets his maker…literally! Learn how Frankenstein was recruited by S.H.A.D.E. What does the future hold for S.H.A.D.E.?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

I, Vampire #0

Story By: Joshua Hale Fialkov

Art By: Andrea Sorrentino

Cover By: Clayton Crain

Description: Witness how Andrew Bennett became a vampire! Who was the monster that attacked him? How did his powers develop? And why is he the only vampire able to control his terrible hunger for blood?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Resurrection Man #0

Story By: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

Art By: Jesus Saiz

Cover By: Francesco Francavilla

Description: Final issue. Mitch Shelley discovers the truth of his existence, and even the ability to return from the dead won’t save him!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Demon Knights #0

Story By: Paul Cornell

Art By: Bernard Chang

Cover By: Bernard Chang

Description: Deep in the past of The New 52, Etrigan the Demon and Jason Blood struggle against Merlin and Lucifer! The horrible curse that unite them is revealed!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Grifter #0

Story By: Rob Liefeld and Frank Tieri

Art By: Scott Clark and Dave Beaty

Cover By: Rob Liefeld

Description: What is the dark truth behind Grifter’s powers? Find out in this issue!  Plus: More on the Daemonite threat, new characters are introduced, and tons of bullets fly!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Deathstroke #0

Story By: Rob Liefeld

Art By: Rob Liefeld

Cover By: Rob Liefeld

Description: What horrors led Slade Wilson to become Deathstroke — the most dangerous killer in the world? More on the history of Team 7 and the first appearance of a fan-favorite character in The New 52!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

The Shade #12

Story By: James Robinson

Art By: Gene Ha

Cover by: Tony Harris

Variant Cover By: Gene Ha

Description: The final issue of The Shade’s year-long odyssey is here! Learn the truth about one of the most mysterious men in the DC Universe and see once and for all what makes him tick: good or evil?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

THE EDGE TITLES

Team 7 #0

Story By: Justin Jordan

Art By: Jesus Merino

Cover By: Jesus Merino

Description: Threads of the entire DC Universe collide in this new series set in the early days of The New 52 from writer Justin Jordan. As Superman emerges, so too does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind! Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson are Team 7 — and their story will change everything you know about The New 52!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Stormwatch #0

Story By: Peter Milligan

Art By: Ignacio Calero and Sean Parsons

Cover By: Tyler Kirkham and Batt

Description: The history of Stormwatch’s activities in The New 52 are revealed! A new villain arrives, and the safety of the team has never been more in doubt!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Suicide Squad #0

Story By: Adam Glass

Art By: Fernando Dagnino

Cover By: Ken Lashley

Description: What happened to Amanda Waller after the shocking destruction of Team 7? And how did it lead to the creation of the Suicide Squad?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Voodoo #0

Story By: Josh Williamson

Art By: Sam Basri

Cover By: Paulo Siqueira

Description: Final issue. The truth about Pris is revealed at last as she sets off on a mission for vengeance that can only end in genocide!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

G.I. Combat #0

Story By: J.T. Krul, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

Art By: Ariel Olivetti and Staz Johnson

Cover By: Viktor Kalvachev.

Description: What exactly was the Unknown Soldier before the experiments that changed him forever? The War that Time Forgot claims another casualty in the strangest origin story of them all!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

All-Star Western #0

Story By: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

Art By: Moritat and Scott Kolins

Cover By: Rafa Garres

Description: How did Hex get his scar? Jonah Hex’s early life is accounted for…and it’s plenty ugly!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

YOUNG JUSTICE TITLES

Teen Titans #0

Story By: Scott Lobdell

Art By: Tyler Kirkham and Batt

Cover By: Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund

Description: Focusing on the origin of Tim Drake; how a would be Olympic star and computer genius went on to become Batman’s third Robin.Plus: The beginnings of Skitter and Bunker.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

The Ravagers #0

Story By: Howard Mackie

Art By: Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund

Cover By: Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund

Description: Detailing the brutal abduction by N.O.W.H.E.R.E. of Beast Boy and Terra! Learn how the paths of these two heroes will affect the entire team!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Blue Beetle #0

Story By: Tony Bedard and Keith Giffen

Art By: Ig Guara and J.P. Mayer

Cover By: Ig Guara and J.P. Mayer

Description: Where was the Scarab before it merged with the current Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Legion of Super-Heroes #0

Story By: Paul Levitz

Art By: Scott Kolins

Cover By: Steve Lightle

Description: A new story entitled “Brainiac’s Original Sin” sheds light on one very important Coluan child!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Legion Lost #0

Story By: Tom DeFalco

Art By: Pete Woods

Cover By: Andre Guinaldo and Mark Irwin

Description: Timber Wolf’s origin in this special issue!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Phantom Lady #2

Story By: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

Art By: Cat Staggs and Rich Perrotta

Cover By: Stephane Roux

Description: Phantom Lady’s crusade to avenge her family’s death lands her in the hands of her worst enemies. Her tiny teammate, Doll Man, is on the way to save her.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

National Comics: Rose and Thorn #1

Story By: Tom Taylor

Art By: Neil Googe

Cover By: Ryan Sook

Description: The classic DC character Rose and Thorn is taken in a compelling new direction Can a teenage girl with a dark secret, readjusting to life after being institutionalized, learn how to live again?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

LICENSED TITLES

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #3

Story By: James Robinson

Art By: Philip Tan and Ruy Jose

Cover By: Dave Wilins

Description: He-Man and Teela battle in the ocean against the murderous Mer-Man! The high-flying Stratos lends a hand against Evil-Lyn!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5

VERTIGO TITLES

American Vampire #31

Story By: Scott Snyder

Art By: Rafael Albuquerque

Cover By: Rafael Albuquerque

Variant Cover By: Francesco Francavilla

Description: The streets of Tinseltown run red with blood as Skinner and Pearl wipe another name off their list, and Pearl gets a terrible shock as she realizes things are not exactly what they appear to be. Paranoia abounds as “The Blacklist” builds to its horrible conclusion!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

American Vampire: Lord of Vampires #4

Story By: Scott Snyder

Art By: Dustin Nguyen

Cover By: Dustin Nguyen

Description: Felicia has done everything she can to protect her son Gus from her bloody past, but as their quest to capture and kill the most powerful vampire of all time builds to its terrible conclusion, she realizes protecting him from the past might be impossible — and the truth might be the key to their survival.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #7

Story By: Selwyn Sefu Hinds

Art By: Denys Cowan and John Floyd

Cover By: Rafael Grampa

Description: Final issue. In her journey from fugitive marked for death to Voodoo Queen, Dominique Laveau has run up against gangstas, gods, ghosts, and all manner of things that bump in the dark New Orleans night. Now, at what may be the end of the road, she must make a final life-altering choice and confront her most inimical foe yet: the truth.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Fables #121

Story By: Bill Willingham

Art By: Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha and Shawn McManus

Cover By: Joao Ruas

Description: It’s here: the final chapter of “Cubs in Toyland.” The land and its queen are one. In order for the kingdom of Far Matagonia to survive, the Fisher King must choose between the image of the cup and the image of the sword. In either case, sacrifices must be made — but does he Dare?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

Fairest #7

Story By: Matthew Sturges

Art By: Shawn McManus

Cover By: Adam Hughes

Description: Cigars, cigarettes and…St. George? Beauty and Beast star in their own mid-century modern detective story set in the smoky clubs and dive bars of 1940s Los Angeles. This stand-alone issue from the guest team of writer Matthew Sturges and Shawn McManus is set in the heyday of Hollywood, where ancient Greek evil shows us that “Everything beautiful leads to ruin in the end.”

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Hellblazer #295

Story By: Peter Milligan

Art By: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini

Cover By: Simon Bisley

Description: In “The Curse of the Constantines” part three, John travels to Ireland to locate his long-lost and probably psychotic nephew, where a cult and an old ghost await. And back in London, a serial killer remains at large, while Epiphany might starve to death at the hands of a strange creature.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

The New Deadwardians #7

Story By: Dan Abnett

Art By: I.N.J. Culbard

Cover By: I.N.J. Culbard

Description: Inspector Suttle prepares to close the Hinchcliffe Case, but the case seems to be closing in on him. Dark secrets that Suttle is in no way prepared for loom from the silence of the past, and he finds he can no longer trust anyone. Not even himself.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Punk Rock Jesus#3

Story By: Sean Murphy

Art By: Sean Murphy

Cover By: Sean Murphy

Description: As Chris grows up to be a teenager, he starts to question his existence, rebelling against his “captors” in front of the whole world. Meanwhile, Gwen’s depression has Thomas and Epstein worried, but all Slate sees is increasing ratings…

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Saucer Country #7

Story By: Paul Cornell

Art By: David Lapham

Cover By: Ryan Kelly

Description: Last issue we heard from Professor Kidd about UFOs as mythology. This is the story of the Bluebirds, the aircraft enthusiasts who know flying saucers are real — and have been taking them on in dogfights since World War 2!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Sweet Tooth #37

Story By: Jeff Lemire

Art By: Jeff Lemire

Cover By: Jeff Lemire

Description: The final war is coming. As Gus comes face-to-face with his bizarre and unsettling origins in Alaska, Abbot makes his move, and Bobby’s life hangs in the balance. Meanwhile Singh’s prophecies start to ring eerily true.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

The Unwritten #41

Story By: Mike Carey

Art By: Peter Gross

Cover By: Yuko Shimizu

Description: “What Fell Between.” Let’s take a step back here and find out exactly how Tom and Richie — not to mention the world — got into the mess they’re in right now. The tumultuous events of the missing year, complete with ghosts, vampires and a surprise visit from Madame Rausch, are finally revealed…

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

DC KIDS TITLES

Green Lantern: The Animated Series #6

Story By: Art Baltazar and Franco

Art By: Dario Brizuela

Cover By: Dario Brizuela

Descriptions: The Red Lanterns attack — and only Hal Jordan responds! Where are Hal’s fellow Green Lanterns? Have they been defeated in some distant battle?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

Scooby-Doo, Where are You? #25

Story By: Sholly Fisch

Art By: Robert Pope and Scott McRae

Cover By: Fabio Laguna

Description: Is there anything scarier than a room full of monsters? Will Scooby and the gang be able to figure out who the real bad guy is?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

Superman Family Adventures #5

Story By: Art Baltazar and Franco

Art By: Art Baltazar

Cover By: Art Baltazar

Description: Who is the mysterious Purple Superman? Is he trouble? Is he a hero? Does Lois have a crush on him? Why does Superman feel sick when he gets near him? And who’s that new intern at the Daily Planet?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

Young Justice #20

Story By: Greg Weisman

Art By: Christopher Jones

Cover By: Christopher Jones

Description: Following the animated series, it’s now five years later! Aliens have infiltrated the Earth! Nightwing’s new team includes Batgirl, Blue Beetle, Wonder Girl and Beast Boy!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

MAD #518

56 pages, $5.99, in stores on Sept. 26.

DC TRADES AND HARDCOVERS

Superman Vol.1: What Price Tomorrow?

Written by GEORGE PEREZ Art by GEORGE PEREZ, JESUS MERINO, NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

Description: Metropolis fears him — and The Daily Planet agrees. In this new volume, the young Man of Steel must dodge public scrutiny and stop a monstrous threat to Metropolis — one that he somehow is the cause of! Collecting issues #1-6 of the DC COMICS — THE NEW 52 series!

144 pages, $22.99, in stores on Nov. 14.

The Flash Vol.1: Move Forward HC

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Description: In this first DC COMICS — THE NEW 52 collection of THE FLASH, Mob Rule wages a campaign of crime across Central City, plunging the city into darkness! The only way The Flash can save his city is to make his brain function even faster than before — but as much as it helps him, it also comes at a steep price. Collects issues #1-8 of the original monthly series.

192 pages, $24.99, in stores on Nov. 7.

Justice League Dark Vol.1: In the Dark TP

Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by MIKEL JANIN Cover by RYAN SOOK

Description: The Enchantress has unleashed a wave of chaos across the globe! Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna, Mindwarp and John Constantine may be our only hope — but how can we trust beings whose very presence makes most people break out in a cold sweat? Collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1-6!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

I, Vampire Vol.1: Tainted Love TP

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO Cover by JENNY FRISON

Description: For centuries, vampire Andrew Bennett kept mankind safe from the supernatural world thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of Blood. But that truce has reached a bloody end, and Andrew must stop Mary and her forces from going on a killing spree! Collecting I, VAMPIRE #1-6!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

All-Star Western Vol.1: Guns and Gotham TP

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI Art by MORITAT, JORDI BERNET and PHIL WINSLADE Cover by MORITAT

Description: Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant — and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes around in this collection of the DC COMICS — THE NEW 52 series. Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlists Hex’s special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer! Plus: Bonus tales of El Diablo and The Barbary Ghost! Collects ALL-STAR WESTERN #1-6!

192 pages, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

Supergirl, Vol.1: Last Daughter of Krypton TP

Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON Art by MAHMUD ASRAR, DAN GREEN and BILL REINHOLD Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

Description: Crash-landing on a strange new planet, Supergirl must come to grips with Krypton’s destruction and learn about her own past. But an ingenious foe wants the same information — and will do anything to get it. Collecting issues #1-7 of the DC COMICS — THE NEW 52 series!

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

The Savage Hawkman Vol.1: Darkness Rising TP

Written by TONY S. DANIEL and JAMES BONNY Art and cover by PHILIP TAN

Description: Carter Hall is back as the savage Hawkman! Carter’s skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archaeologist who specializes in alien ruins. And his latest discovery is Morphicius, whose deadly power spreads an alien plague through New York City. Collecting issues #1-8 of the DC COMICS — THE NEW 52 series.

192 pages, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

Nightwing Vol.1: Traps and Trapezes TP

Written by KYLE HIGGINS Art by EDDY BARROWS, TREVOR McCARTHY, J.P. MAYER, PAULO SIQUEIRA, EDUARDO PANSICA, EBER FERREIRA and GERALDO BORGES Cover by EDDY BARROWS

Description: Haly’s Circus, where Dick Grayson once performed, returns to Gotham City — bringing with it murder, mystery and superhuman evil. To uncover more clues to why a mysterious assassin is targeting him, Nightwing joins the circus’s tour. But as Dick becomes reacquainted with the big top he once called home, he learns there are darker secrets to be discovered. Collects NIGHTWING #1-7.

160 pages, $14.99.

DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner HC

Written by AMANDA CONNER, GEOFF JOHNS, JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JUDD WINICK, BARBARA KESEL, CHUCK DIXON, JAI NITZ and TERRY MOORE Art by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI Cover by AMANDA CONNER

Description: Acclaimed artist Amanda Conner, currently illustrating and cowriting BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE, is the focus of this new hardcover collecting some of her greatest work for DC Comics! This spectacular new hardcover features SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE #1, BIRDS OF PREY #47-49, JSA CLASSIFIED #1-4, SUPERGIRL #12, the GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY WEDDING SPECIAL, plus stories from SECRET ORIGINS 80-PAGE GIANT #1, THE JOKER: LAST LAUGH SECRET FILES #1, WONDER WOMAN #600, numerous covers and more!

304 pages, $29.99, in stores on Nov. 7.

52 Omnibus HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS, GRANT MORRISON, GREG RUCKA and MARK WAID Art by KEITH GIFFEN, JOE BENNETT, CHRIS BATISTA, KEN LASHLEY, SHAWN MOLL, TODD NAUCK, EDDY BARROWS, DALE EAGLESHAM, PATRICK OLLIFFE, DREW JOHNSON, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, PHIL JIMENEZ, TOM DERENICK, JOE PRADO, DAN JURGENS, JAMAL IGLE, ANDY SMITH, DARICK ROBERTSON and JUSTINIANO Cover by J.G. JONES

Description: After INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe had its most eventful year ever. It was a year without Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes! This massive hardcover collects the entire year-long run of the weekly series 52!

1,216 pages, $150, in stores on Nov. 14.

Batman: Eye of the Beholder TP

Written by TONY S. DANIEL Art by TONY S. DANIEL, STEVE SCOTT, SANDU FLOREA, RYAN WINN and ANDY SMITH Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

Description: An aging but wealthy technology developer comes to Gotham City with his beautiful daughter in search of a joint project with WayneTech in this title now in trade paperback! When the developer goes missing, Batman finds that his tracks lead to the city’s violent Chinatown, where a deadly gang has taken root. Collecting BATMAN #704-707 and 710-712!

168 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

The Batman / Judge Dredd Collection HC

Written by ALAN GRANT and JOHN WAGNER Art by SIMON BISLEY, CAM KENNEDY, CARL CRITCHLOW, GLENN FABRY, JIM MURRAY, VAL SEMEIKS and JOHN DELL Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA

Description: When Batman crosses paths with the grim and gritty Judge Dredd, things are bound to get ugly! In these tales from the 1990s, the two crimefighters face The Riddler and The Joker and battle extradimensional gladiators. Plus: Judge Dredd’s battle with the Main Man himself — Lobo! This amazing new hardcover collects BATMAN/JUDGE DREDD: JUDGMENT ON GOTHAM, BATMAN/JUDGE DREDD: VENDETTA IN GOTHAM, BATMAN/JUDGE DREDD: THE ULTIMATE RIDDLE, BATMAN/JUDGE DREDD: DIE LAUGHING #1-2 and LOBO/JUDGE DREDD: PSYCHO BIKERS VS. MUTANTS FROM HELL!

304 pages, $29.99, in stores on Nov. 21.

Huntress: Crossbow at the Crossroads TP

Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by MARCUS TO and JOHN DELL Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Description: In this adventure set in Italy, Huntress sets out to destroy a deadly human-trafficking and gun-smuggling operation! Collecting the 6-issue miniseries leading into WORLDS’ FINEST!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

Legion: Secret Origin TP

Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by CHRIS BATISTA and MARC DEERING Cover by TOM FEISTER

Description: In this title collecting the 2011 miniseries, learn why the United Planets was formed, who tried to kill R.J. Brande the first time, what great power could leave entire planets desolate and lifeless, and more! Collecting the six-issue miniseries.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

Green Lantern Corps: The Weaponer TP

Written by TONY BEDARD Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

Description: The Corps is caught in an all-out war between the Sinestro Corps and the Weaponer and Thunderers of Qward. Collecting GREEN LANTERN CORPS #53-57.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

Birds of Prey Vol.2: The Death of Oracle TP

Written by GAIL SIMONE Art by ARDIAN SYAF, VICENTE CIFUENTES, GUILLEM MARCH, INAKI MIRANDA, PERE PEREZ, JESUS SAIZ and DIEGO OLMOS Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

Description: As Black Canary confronts her inner demons, the Calculator and new villainess Mortis take their revenge on Oracle. Collecting issues #7-13!

200 pages, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

Superman / Batman: Sorcerer Kings TP

Written by JOE KELLY, CHRIS ROBERSON and CULLEN BUNN Art by ED BENES, JESUS MERINO, CHRISCROSS and MARC DEERING Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Description: In these tales from issues #78-84, Superman and Batman fight magical forces from the past and future.

168 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess Archives Vol.1 HC

Written by ROBERT KANIGHER Art and cover by ROSS ANDRU and MIKE ESPOSITO

Description: The wild WONDER WOMAN adventures from the late 1950s are collected in full color in a new ARCHIVES series! Collecting WONDER WOMAN #98-110.

352 pages, $74.99, in stores on Feb. 27.

Showcase Presents: The Flash Vol.4 TP

Written by JOHN BROOME, GARDNER FOX, E. NELSON BRIDWELL, CARY BATES and FRANK ROBBINS Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, ROSS ANDRU and others Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and JOE GIELLA

Description: The Flash faces Heatwave, Gorilla Grodd and Captain Cold, and meets Green Lantern, Superman and the Golden Age Flash! Collects THE FLASH #162-184.

528 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

Justice League of America: The Rise of Eclipso TP

Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by BRETT BOOTH, DANIEL SAMPERE, JESUS MERINO and others Cover by BRETT BOOTH

Description: Eclipso returns in these tales from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54-60 and JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #43. Will the combined might of Batman, Donna Troy, Blue Lantern Saint Walker and even the all-powerful Spectre be enough to stop him?

192 pages, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

Extremely Moronic Mad TP

Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

Description: Looking for something silly, weird, and flatout idiotic? Look no more! From the magazine that inspired the hit Cartoon Network show comes this new collection of MAD articles that’s guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and dance an Irish jig!

128 pages, $12.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen TP

Written by MICKY NEILSON and JAMES WAUGH Art by LUDO LULLABI and TONY WASHINGTON Cover by WEI WANG

Description: A series of grisly, animalistic murders has rocked the walled town of Gilneas. A detective sets out to expose the perpetrators and finds more than he bargained for. Collecting the five-issue miniseries!

160 pages, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

Astro City: Family Album New Edition HC and TP

Written by KURT BUSIEK Art by BRENT ANDERSON and WILL BLYBERG Cover by ALEX ROSS

Description: Every family has treasured memories… and isn’t that what a family album is for? You’re invited to share in some of Astro City’s greatest memories — from the wonder and terror experienced by a family new in town, to a world-famous super hero’s first day at school, to a crimefighter and his wife facing momentous decisions about the future. A new edition of the classic ASTRO CITY collection, featuring a new cover by Alex Ross!

224 pages, HC, $24.99, in stores on Nov. 28; 224 pages, $16.99, in stores on Nov. 28.

Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo Vol.1 HC

Written by DENISE MINA Art by LEONARDO MANCO and ANDREA MUTTI Cover by LEE BERMEJO

Description: The official graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” brought to life by best-selling mystery novelist Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti, with a spectacular cover by Lee Bermejo. Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and corruption in this extraordinary adaptation of the first half of the international best-selling novel.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 8.

Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland HC

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Art by JIM FERN, CRAIG HAMILTON, RAY SNYDER and MARK FARMER Cover by DANIEL DOS SANTOS

Description: Bigby Wolf takes center stage in what might be the most action-packed FABLES story to date. Bigby embarks on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown. In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across a small town named Story City, that, amazingly enough, seems to be populated by werewolves. Who are they and where did they come from? They aren’t Fables, but they sure aren’t normal mundys. They seem to already know and revere Bigby, but at the same time they’ve captured and caged him — but why? Unraveling the many mysteries of Story City may cost Bigby more than his life.

144 pages, $22.99, in stores on Nov. 14.

Fables Deluxe Edition Book Six HC

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, SHAWN McMANUS, STEVE LEIALOHA, JIM FERN and others Cover by JAMES JEAN

Description: In this sixth deluxe FABLES collection, featuring issues #46-51 of the Eisner Award-winning series, the threat of the Adversary looms ever closer as the drums of war begin their steady beat. The Fables prepare for battle, but first they must find their would-be commander: Bigby Wolf!

224 pages, $29.99, in stores on Nov. 28.

Hellblazer: The Devil’s Trench Coat TP

Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, STEFANO LANDINI and GAEL BERTRAND Cover by SIMON BISLEY

Description: When Gemma Masters auctions off her uncle’s signature trench coat, she sets off a horrific chain of events in the life of John Constantine. Bleeding apartment walls, a flatulent demon, a suspicious angel and an old adversary await Constantine as he races to find the coat before it sends him back to Hell! Collected from HELLBLAZER #283-291.

200 pages, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

Scalped Vol.10: Trail’s End TP

Written by JASON AARON Art by R.M. GUERA Cover by JOCK

Description: The final volume of the acclaimed crime series brings together all the threads laid out from the very beginning for a dramatic conclusion years in the making! Collecting SCALPED #56-60.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

Spaceman Deluxe Edition HC

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO Art by EDUARDO RISSO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Description: Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso — the Eisner Award-winning creators of 100 BULLETS — return to Vertigo with their new interstellar mystery SPACEMAN, collected here in DC’s Deluxe format. SPACEMAN tells the story of Orson, a hulking, lonely loser who spends his days collecting scrap metal and dreaming of the star-trekking life he was genetically engineered for. When Orson finds himself at the center of a celebrity child kidnapping case, he sees a chance to raise himself out of his sad life and become a hero, but a hero’s life may not be the life he thought it would be. This new hardcover collects the entire nine issue miniseries, plus the short story from STRANGE ADVENTURES #1.

224 pages, $24.99, in stores on Nov. 7.

Sweet Tooth Vol.5: Unnatural Habitats TP

Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by JEFF LEMIRE and MATT KINDT Cover by JEFF LEMIRE

Description: In this volume collecting issues #26-32, Captain James Thacker’s expedition discovers deadly, centuries-old secrets. Plus, while Jeppard and Gus head for Alaska, things deteriorate for those left at the sanctuary.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

The Unwritten Vol.6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words TP

Written by MIKE CAREY Art by PETER GROSS, M.K. PERKER, VINCE LOCKE, MICHAEL WM. KALUTA, GARY ERSKINE, BRYAN TALBOT, DEAN ORMSTON, RICK GEARY and GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

Description: In this new volume collecting THE UNWRITTEN #31-35.5 (including all the half issues), Tom Taylor goes to war against the cabal that has tormented, imprisoned and tried to destroy him.

240 pages, $16.99.

SOURCE: Comics Continuum & Comic Book Resources

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