DC Comics August 2007 Solicitations Part 1

by Jeff

The kind folks at DC Comics have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products shipping in August of 2007.

Part Two can be found here.

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COUNTDOWN 39-35
Story by Paul Dini
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
39 script by Sean McKeever; art by J. Calafiore
38 script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray; art by Jesus Saiz
37 script by Adam Beechen; art by David Lopez
36 script by Tony Bedard; art by J. Calafiore
35 script by Sean McKeever; art by Manuel Garcia;
Covers 39-36 by Shane Davis & Matt Banning; Cover 35 by J.G. Jones

The action ratchets up across five issues in August guest-starring Zatanna, the Teen Titans, the JLA, Poison Ivy, the Penguin, the Atom and more! Karate Kid ventures to Oracle for answers. Jimmy Olsen attempts to join not one but two exclusive clubs. Mary Marvel falls deeper into temptation. And Donna Troy and Jason Todd journey into the Nanoverse!

Plus, starting in COUNTDOWN 38, a series of backup stories recounting the origins of DC’s greatest villians, written by Scott Beatty (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE)!

COUNTDOWN 39 on sale August 1 • COUNTDOWN 38 on sale August 8
COUNTDOWN 37 on sale August 15 • COUNTDOWN 36 on sale August 22
COUNTDOWN 35 on sale August 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #1
Written by Adam Beechen
and Justin Gray
Art by Eddy Barrows, Fabrizio Fiorentino & Julio Ferreira
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Flying out of the pages of 52, it’s Adam Strange, Starfire and Animal Man in an explosive new series! Now that they’ve returned to their respective homes, where do they go from here? Find out what the future holds for these heroes in the DCU!

And in the 8-page backup, from the pages of COUNTDOWN, it’s a tale of Forerunner! Find out more about this awesome new character and her relationship with the Monitors.

On sale August 29 • 1 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US Edited by Eddie Berganza

ACTION COMICS #853-854
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Brad Walker & John Livesay

The Countdown tie-in trilogy continues with the Kryptonite Man on the loose, Mr. Action on the prowl and Superman on the ropes! Plus, a certain long-lost superdog returns…but what does fate hold for Jimmy Olsen?

And in ACTION COMICS #854, it’s a desperate battle for Superman, a turning point for Jimmy Olsen, and a deadly radioactive threat for Metropolis! Will Mr. Action live or die? And what will the future hold for Krypto? Plus: giant monkey!

And don’t miss ACTION COMICS #855, with art by Eric Powell, solicited on page 79 of this Previews!

Issue #853 on sale August 1; issue #854 on sale August 15
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #14
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Mike Norton & Trevor Scott
Cover by Ladrönn

Part 3 of “The Hunt for Ray Palmer,” tying into COUNTDOWN! Ryan Choi, Donna Troy, Jason Todd and Bob the Monitor continue to search the Nanoverse for Ray Palmer — and the travelers find themselves in what some might call…Heaven.

On sale August 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #70
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes

An Amazons Attack tie-in! Catwoman’s on the run and undercover. Batman chose her to infiltrate a new player in the Amazons’ war on the U.S., but with her life in shambles, can she be trusted?

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AMAZONS ATTACK #5-6
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art and cover by Pete Woods

The war comes to a shocking finale as AMAZONS ATTACK ships twice in August! Alliances fall to the wayside as fractures emerge in all sides of the conflict. Catwoman goes undercover to discover why a second threat has appeared on the field of battle; the rest of the heroes face a shocking new force aligning with the Amazons; and as the fatalities pile up on the Amazon side, Hippolyta’s grasp on the throne may be slipping.

And in issue #6, also shipping in August, It’s all-out carnage and mayhem as all factions in the war fight the final battle! Wonder Woman takes on Hippolyta in a duel that can have only one outcome; the true reasons behind the war are discovered; and the gods make their presence known in a terrible way! Change is afoot in the DCU, and some big changes are about to happen here!

Issue #5 on sale August 15; issue #6 on sale August 29
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #20
Written by Tony Bedard Cover by Bernard Chang
Art by Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalhães

An AMAZONS ATTACK Tie-In! Amid the carnage of war, Supergirl learns a terrible lesson that will follow her the rest of her days. She took matters into her own hands in AMAZONS ATTACK #4, only to have her plan blow up in her face. Now shaken to her very core, Supergirl must battle through guilt and Amazons alike!

On sale August 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #12
Written by J. Torres
Art by Paco Diaz
Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

An AMAZONS ATTACK tie-in! As the Amazon war reaches a climax, Wonder Woman begins a desperate search for a missing comrade whose fate is inextricably tied to the future of Special Agent Diana Prince!

On sale August 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ALL-NEW BOOSTER GOLD #1
Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens
& Norm Rapmund

Exploding from the pages of 52 and exploring the timeline of the DC Universe comes a new monthly book featuring the greatest super-hero history will never know: Booster Gold!

Following the universe altering conclusion of 52, Booster Gold wants what’s due to him — a spot on the Justice League of America! But the time stream’s in trouble, and Booster Gold is in the center of it! Now he must make a choice: reclaim his former glory or do the right thing, forgoing the credit.
ALL-NEW Booster Gold will take you through time and space, to the greatest moments of the DCU that have happened and will happen.

“52 Pick-Up” begins in this extra-sized issue #1! Someone is exploiting the ravaged time stream, hoping to eliminate the world’s greatest heroes — and only Booster Gold can stop them. But, really — Booster Gold? Why him? What does Rip Hunter truly want? And what shocking figure is behind it all?

And coming up in the months ahead in DC’s time spanning monthly: the world’s greatest Green Lantern — Sinestro, Jonah Hex, Barbara “Batgirl” Gordon, Flash and Kid Flash, and plenty more of DC’s super stars from throughout its past and future!

For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Michael Siglain

BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Doug Mahnke, Norm Rapmund & Christian Alamy
Cover by Mahnke
Variant cover by Alex Ross

Spinning out of the weekly series 52 comes an epic 8-issue mini-series that follows Black Adam, the new über-villain of the DCU!

With the power of the gods stripped from him, Teth-Adam is on a quest to find not only the magical word that will restore him as Black Adam, but also the one thing that always kept his heart from turning completely black with rage.

Black Adam is a man responsible for the deaths of thousands of Bialyan citizens and wide spread destruction across the globe. He is a man on the run from Earth’s heroes, who want to see him brought to justice. Some want him tried before a world court, while others want retribution; to exact a pound of flesh for the lives he has snuffed out. And some simply want him dead as quickly and as quietly as possible.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Doug Mahnke) ordered, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale August 8 • 1 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Edited by Michael Siglain

52 AFTERMATH: THE FOUR HORSEMEN
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Pat Olliffe and Drew Geraci
Cover by Olliffe

“They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”
— Revelations Chapter 6

Don’t miss this special one-shot issue written by 52 mastermind Keith Giffen with art by Pat Olliffe (FIRESTORM, JSA CLASSIFIED) and Drew Geraci! From the ashes of devastated Bialya they rise again in the FOUR HORSEMEN — War, Pestilence, Famine, Death — living embodiments of the Dread Ages of Apokolips. Freed from thrall to the mad geniuses who first summoned them, the Horsemen look to their own dark ambition, to remake the Earth in their image — and only the combined might of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman can stop them!

On sale August 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Edited by Michael Siglain

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND — WEEK 1: NIGHTWING/BOOMERANG
Written by Nunzio DeFilippis
& Christina Weir
Art and cover by Freddie Williams II

Get ready for FIVE OF A KIND — five issues, five top creative teams, one team-up per week, as Batman takes control of the Outsiders by using these adventures to pick his new lineup!

In WEEK 1: nightwing/boomerang, Batman’s first vote is cast! The two Outsiders with just one thing in common — a troubled relationship to the Dark Knight — must reconcile their differences to go up against Chemo!

On sale August 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND — WEEK 2: KATANA/SHAZAM
Written by Mike W. Barr
Art by Kevin Sharpe & Robin Riggs Cover by Cliff Chiang

Batman’s Week 2 vote! The souls of long-dead criminals roam the earth, forcing Tatsu Yamashiro to risk her own life by entering the realm to which she condemned them with her Soulsword! She’ll need the help of the DCU’s most powerful magical guardian — but can the power of Shazam prevail while confined to the Rock of Eternity?

On sale August 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND —WEEK 3: THUNDER/MARTIAN MANHUNTER
Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Koi Turnbull & Art Thibert

Batman’s Week 3 vote, tying into COUNTDOWN! Black Lightning’s daughter and the Last Martian investigate a mystery at the center of the earth — but the mystery only deepens when they find a New God on the run!

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND — WEEK 4: METAMORPHO/AQUAMAN
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by Joshua Middleton

Batman’s Week 4 vote! International war is brewing over an ocean under the Sahara, and when Metamorpho and Aquaman intervene, they find it’s also the home turf of another elemental who’s got the Orb of Ra. If the deadliest foe is your heart’s desire, they may have no chance!

On sale August 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND — WEEK 5: GRACE/WONDER WOMAN
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Cliff Richards & Art Thibert Cover by Christian Alamy

Batman’s Week 5 vote, tying into AMAZONS ATTACK! The shocking aftermath of the Amazons’ assault on Washington, D.C. forces an unlikely alliance between two-fisted Grace Choi and the Amazonian princess as they team up to find a time bomb like no other hidden in America’s heartland!

On sale August 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN ANNUAL #26: HEAD OF THE DEMON
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Tim Sale

The definitive origin of Ra’s al Ghul, Batman’s greatest foe, is finally revealed in this annual from writer Peter Milligan (JLA CLASSIFIED, X-Static) and the art team of David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez (CATWOMAN)! A deadly rivalry between two immortals spanning more than 400 years of history causes a chain reaction that not even Batman could have predicted! Learn how the secret past of this legendary villain has a reverberating effect on the future of the Dark Knight.

On sale August 29 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US Edited by Jeanine Schaefer

DETECTIVE COMICS #835
Written by John Rozum
Art by Tom Mandrake
Cover by Simone Bianchi

Part 1 of a 2-part story written by John Rozum (MIDNIGHT, MASS)! Dr. Jonathan Crane has discovered that being confined in Arkham simply means a captive audience for his experiments in fear. Now, more powerful than ever, he easily escapes from the Asylum and spreads his reign of terror throughout Gotham as the Scarecrow. With the entire city spooked and the Scarecrow committing seemingly random crimes, can Batman stop him before the game turns even more deadly?

On sale August 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN/LOBO: DEADLY SERIOUS #1
Written by Sam Kieth
Art and cover by Kieth

Get ready for an action-packed 2-part tale teaming up the Dark Knight with the interstellar madman, as only Sam Kieth can deliver! Batman, transported to an alien vessel by a mysterious figure, is asked to help cure a plague that has infected its inhabitants. Lobo, who has also been shanghaied, finds himself in the same boat. Now, Batman and Lobo, two incredibly unlikely companions, must somehow find a way to work together — and find out the real reason for their abductions — before they kill each other!

On sale August 22 • 1 of 2 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US • Prestige Format Edited by Scott Dunbier

NIGHTWING #135
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne
Cover by Ryan Sook

It’s a brutal interrogation as Vigilante is determined to learn the truth about Metal Eddie and is willing to kill Dick Grayson to get it. Also, the origin of the new Vigilante. Who is he? Where did he come from? What is he after?

On sale August 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #8
Written by Michael Green
Art and cover by Denys Cowan & John Floyd

Part 2 of a 6-part Joker tale written by Michael Green (TV’s Heroes)! Batman crosses paths once again with the punk who will become his deadliest foe — The Joker — in a Gotham City that seems to be increasingly more deadly and psychotic.

On sale August 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #165
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Wayne Faucher

To draw Robin into a confrontation, Dodge’s hastily assembled group decides to raise the stakes by taking an entire hospital ward hostage!

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHIC — NEW EDITION TP
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Klaus Janson

Don’t miss this new edition of GOTHIC, collecting LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #6-10 by Grant Morrison with art by Klaus Janson and featuring a redesigned cover! The Dark Knight Detective must defeat a seemingly immortal killer while dealing with a horror from his own youth.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 1 — NEW EDITION TP
Written by Neil Gaiman, Chuck Dixon, Dennis O’Neil and others
Art by Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Joe Kubert and others Cover by Lee

A new edition of the Eisner Award-winning collection at our standard trim size! Don’t miss these stellar Batman stories presented in stark black-and-white by a star-studded lineup of comics industry creators!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 • 6.625” x 10.187”
232 pg, FC, $19.99 US

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #9
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Frank Quitely & Jamie Grant
Cover by Quitely

Behold the Eisner Award-winning creative powerhouse in another fantastic exhibition of All Star bravura! Perils loom as Superman faces the strangest of adversaries.

On sale August 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #855
Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner
Art and cover by Eric Powell

The dynamic writing team of Geoff Johns & Richard Donner joins artist extraordinaire Eric Powell (The Goon) for “Escape from Bizarro World,” a 3-part story that will thrill and horrify! Last seen in ACTION COMICS #845, Bizarro returns to kidnap one of the most important people in Superman’s life. But what does the twisted, ersatz Man of Steel want? The only way to find out is to travel to the enemy’s home: Bizarro World!

For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale August 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #666
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Walter Simonson

An extra-sized spectacular featuring art by Walter Simonson, as Superman goes to Hell — literally — during the most nightmarish adventure of his heroic career, and a dread portent of that which may be coming! Who, or what, is “The Beast from Krypton”? This issue — featuring the Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, the Demon and a host of other DC superstars from Wonder Woman to Animal Man — is guaranteed to send chills down your spine!

For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale August 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #7
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Koi Turnbull & Sandra Hope

An early adventure of Superman from art sensation Koi Turnbull (Black Panther, Fathom) and the writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray! The fate of Metropolis is at stake when Superman gets mixed up with Lori Lemaris!

On sale August 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #39
Written by Alan Burnett
Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs

Alan Burnett, producer of Batman & Superman: The Animated Series, brings you Part 3 of “Torment.” Superman’s gone crazy, Batman’s using Boom Tubes, and the Parademons are up to no good. Darkseid must be up to something!

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, B&W, $2.99 US

THE ORIGINAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMIC-BOOK HEROES VOL. 3: SUPERMAN
Written by Michael L. Fleisher Art by various

Everything you ever wanted to know about DC’s Man of Steel can be found in this in-depth volume, brought back into print for the first time in 30 years! Originally published in 1978, this comprehensive volume includes every fact you could want to know about Superman!

Advance-solcited; on sale September 12 • 528 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY TP
Written by Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Jeph Loeb and others; Art by Jurgens, Ordway, Gil Kane, Ed McGuiness and others Cover by Jurgens

Reoffered to coincide with the release of the Superman/Doomsday DVD, this volume collects SUPERMAN: THE DOOMSDAY WARS 1-3, SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY: HUNTER PREY #1-3, DOOMSDAY ANNUAL #1, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #594 and SUPERMAN #175.

On sale August 1 • 416 pg, B&W, $19.99 US • Relist

SUPERMAN VS. DOOMSDAY ACTION FIGURE COLLECTOR SET

Shipping in time to coincide with the Superman/Doomsday DVD, this collector’s set contains the sold-out classic DC DIRECT 21-point of articulation Superman action figure, which stands at 6.5″ as well as the sold-out Doomsday figure, which stands at 7″! Also included are bases for each figure and the 168-page best-selling graphic novel THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN!

On sale August 29 • Action Figure Set • $29.99 US

52: THE COVERS HC
Written by various
Art and cover by J.G. Jones

Acclaimed artist J.G. Jones delivered on what seemed to be an impossible task — 52 consecutive, weekly covers for 52, DC Comics’ biggest project of 2006 — and he delivered in incredible fashion!

Now, readers can enjoy every one of these stunning covers in one volume, complete with commentary by the artist, thumbnail sketches, background information and more. Also included are the covers Jones created for the novel and four 52 collections.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 31
7.0625” x 10.875” • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

52 VOL. 3 TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison,
Greg Rucka and Mark Waid
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
Art by various
Cover by J.G. Jones

Don’t miss the third in a 4-volume collection featuring the year-long story that changed the DCU! 52 VOLUME 3, with a new cover by J.G. Jones, contains the lead stories from 52 WEEKS 14-26, plus commentary on each issue by creators and editors, conceptual drawings, sketch material, thumbnails and more!

52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #109
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Stephane Roux

When word reaches Oracle that Black Canary is considering a marriage proposal from Green Arrow, Barbara decides she must play devil’s advocate to ensure Dinah doesn’t make the biggest mistake of her life. Plus…a New God dies!

On sale August 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #55
Written by Tad Williams
Art by Shawn McManus
Cover by Kevin Maguire

Dire warnings about Dyss surround the never-still waters of Atlantis! Arthur reconnects with Vulko as fantasy novelist Tad Williams pens a mystery about the trident that continues to deepen! Featuring a cover by Kevin Maguire (JUSTICE LEAGUE)!

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLUE BEETLE #18
Written by John Rogers
Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Cover by Cully Hamner

Beetle runs with the Titans! In a crossover with TEEN TITANS #50, it’s boys and girls against The Main Man — Lobo!

On sale August 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #17
Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann
Art Chris Samnee Cover by Kalman Andrasofsky

If Checkmate’s powerful enough to have a takedown plan for every hero and villain on Earth, why isn’t its Alpine headquarters under assault 24-7? Well, it is — which is why it needs a Master Jailer to keep it running, in this thrilling stand-alone story co-written by Eric Trautmann (Perfect Dark).

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE VOL. 2: PAWN BREAKS TP
Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio Defilippis & Christina Weir
Art by Jesus Saiz, Steve Scott and others Cover by Lee Bermejo

Collecting CHECKMATE #8-12! Action and intrigue abound as Checkmate clashes with a rival agency on American soil and The Black Queen deputizes the big guns in an all-out bid to keep Pawn 502’s mission alive! And Fire, the Black King’s Knight, tries to break free from Amanda Waller’s blackmail in a move that will shake the agency from top to bottom!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #6
Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Pérez

Half the DCU guest-stars in the red-hot team-up book by Mark Waid and George Pérez! Green Lantern and Batman are horrified to discover the secret to the theft of the Book of Destiny, but before it can reach its rightful owner, the Book winds up in the hands of the only heroes in the DCU who aren’t in its pages! How it that possible?

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #15
Written by Marc Guggenheim
Art by Tony S. Daniel & Art Thibert
Cover by Doug Braithwaite
Variant cover by Daniel Acuña

Continuing the storyline so explosive we can’t give anything away — and it’s destined to be one of the most talked-about tales of 2007!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers in approximately 50/50 ratio. Standard Edition A features a cover by Doug Braithwaite, while Standard Edition B features a cover by Daniel Acuña. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

Fans: Remind your retailer early and often to order you a copy!

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: FOR BETTER OR WORSE TP
Written by Dennis O’Neil, Alan Moore, Brad Meltzer and others
Art by Dick Giordano, Klaus Janson, Mike Grell and others
Cover by Alex Ross

Collecting stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #75, ACTION COMICS #428, #434, THE JOKER #4, GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #94-95, DETECTIVE COMICS #549-550, GREEN ARROW: LONGBOW HUNTERS# 1, GREEN ARROW (VOL.1) #75, #101, GREEN ARROW(VOL.2)# 4-5, #12, #21 and BIRDS OF PREY #88!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 • 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BLACK CANARY ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, Dennis O’Neil and others
Art by Carmine Infantino, Alex Toth and others
Cover by Carmine Infantino

Reoffered to coincide with GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: FOR BETTER OR WORSE, this volume collects Black Canary’s most memorable adventures from 1947 to 1972, including her first appearance and origin. See how the Black Canary grew from a secondary character into a strong lead protagonist.

On sale August 1 • 221 pg, FC, $49.99 US • RELIST

GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE #3-4
Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Jock

Delve deeper into the origin of the Emerald Archer with Andy Diggle and Jock! Oliver Queen learns the sinister secret of the island he’s been trapped on… just in time to come face to face with the mastermind behind his plight. And at long last Oliver Queen takes some responsibility for his fate.

Issue #3 on sale August 8; issue #4 on sale August 22
3 & 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACK CANARY #3-4
Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Paulo Siqueira & Amilton Santos

Concluding the 4-issue miniseries with a bang! The League of Assassins makes their move to kidnap Black Canary’s young charge, Sin… only to have Green Arrow thwart their plan in a way that devastates Dinah — and may affect her response to Oliver’s proposal.

Issue #3 on sale August 1; issue #4 on sale August 15
3 & 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #22
Written by Geoff Johns Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Fear spreads across the universe as “Sinestro Corps” continues! Stranded on Qward, Hal Jordan faces an army of Sinestro’s greatest soldiers…and his secret weapon! Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Universe discover a “traitor” in their midst as an ages-old secret leaks out. Plus, an even greater evil waits on the horizon, one that will plague the DCU long after this war is over. . .

On sale August 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15
Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Pat Gleason & Prentis Rollins

The Battle of Mogo! Wounded and alone, the biggest Green Lantern of them all must face a planet-sized opponent as the Sinestro Corps attacks.

On sale August 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ION: THE DYING FLAME VOL. 2 TP
Written by Ron Marz Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
Art by Greg Tocchini, Fernando Pasarin and others

Collecting issues #7-12 of the maxiseries starring Kyle Rayner! Ion finds himself back on Earth and transported into “the Bleed,” a portal between dimensions where he discovers alternate versions of Green Lantern, The Atom and The Flash from the Tangent Universe. If that wasn’t enough to throw him for a loop, he gets his first glimpse at the darker, grittier heroes of the WildStorm Universe!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

DR. THIRTEEN: ARCHITECTURE & MORTALITY TP
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Cliff Chiang

Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang join forces to tell the adventures of Dr. Terrence Thirteen, a parapsychologist who disproves reports of supernatural activity. In this story collected from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-8, Dr. Thirteen rounds up a group of the world’s magical beings to prevent strange forces from tearing asunder the very fabric of the past, present, and future!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JUSTICE VOL. 3 HC
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross
Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross
Cover by Ross

The final hardcover volume of the lushly illustrated maxiseries by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithwaite collects issues #9-12! The Super-Villains’ plot to exploit the innocent thickens as the heroes discover that it may even affect their comrades, colleagues and co-combatants! Guest-starring Black Adam, the Marvel Family, Doom Patrol, the Metal Men, the Titans, Supergirl and more!

For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 10 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12
Written by Brad Meltzer
Art by Ed Benes,
Sandra Hope and Eric Wight
Standard covers by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Michael Turner

Brad’s Meltzer’s fantastic run on the JLA concludes with a shocking cliffhanger! “Monitor Duty” is an amazing day in the lives of the world’s greatest heroes, as only the League’s artist Ed Benes could envision!

Retailers: This issue will feature three covers. Standard Edition Cover A and B are by Alex Ross and will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. One copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Michael Turner, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Editions ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale August 15 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #8
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Dale Eaglesham
& Ruy Jose

The spotlight turns to Liberty Belle as the All-American powerhouse races to stop the Justice Society’s trouble young recruit, Damage, from making the worst mistake of his life. Plus, Starman helps Power Girl make a startling discovery concerning the 52.

Retailers: This issue will feature two covers. The standard Edition Cover is by Alex Ross.
One copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose, may be ordered
for every 10 copies of the Standard Editions ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form
for further details.

On sale August 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #41
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Carlos D’Anda
Cover by Sami Basri

The explosive conclusion of the 5-part “Kid Amazo.” The Justice League intervene trying to salvage the good side of Kid Amazo’s programming, but it seems they waited too long to act — and Amazo may have succeeded in creating a better, more deadly version of himself.

On sale August 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #29
Written by Arvid Nelson
Art and cover by Alex Sanchez

“Mr. Horrific” Part 1 of 3. Mr. Terrific is embroiled in a web of murder and deception when he uncovers a horrific secret about a member of the United States Senate. Framed, hunted and on the run, he must untangle a Cold War conspiracy involving Norse mythology, a remote Arctic island, and a Third Reich that never died. Not even Mr. Terrific can predict where he is headed!

On sale August 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE JSA ALL STARS ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, Sheldon Mayer, Bill Finger and others
Art by Bernard Baily, Irwin Hasen, Stan Aschmeier and others

This brand-new series collects all of the Golden Age solo stories of Johnny Thunder, Hour-Man, Atom, Dr. Mid-Nite, Mr. Terrific, Wildcat and Red Tornado from FLASH COMICS, ADVENTURE COMICS, ALL-AMERICAN COMICS and SENSATION COMICS (January 1940-May 1942)!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 24 • 256 pg, FC, $59.99 US

JONAH HEX #22
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Phil Noto

Jonah Hex meets one of America’s greatest inventors…with explosive results!

On sale August 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

METAL MEN #1
Written by Duncan Rouleau
Art and cover by Rouleau

Bursting from the pages of 52 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN into their own new 8-issue miniseries by Duncan Rouleau — it’s Gold! Platina! Mercury! Iron! Lead! Tin! And now Copper!

Doc Magnus’s creations are ready to take on all-new threats and some old, reimagined ones: Chemo, Doctor Yes, B.O.L.T.S., The Balloonatic and his Orphan Army, as well as the Robot Renegades led by an old Manhunter Robot!

But the greatest threat lies in Le Cabinet Noir and its bid to control the natural order using dangerous lieutenants like the Nameless, an armored being that feeds off the blood of the innocent and controls the Gogoloth, giant stone Golems made of Granite, Bizmuth, Onyx and Lime.

On sale August 1 • 1 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #33
Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Dennis Calero

The United Planets blames Cosmic Boy for war crimes! Star Boy and Sun Boy must clear his name. But they’ll have to outsmart a certain matter-eating prosecutor and overcome a shocking development on planet Winath that threatens Lightning Lad’s family.

On sale August 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE DOMINATOR WAR TP
Written by Mark Waid Cover by Kitson
Art by Barry Kitson and Kalman Andrasofszky

Collecting SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #26-30! TThe Dominators’ plan to destroy Earth reaches fruition as the Robot Rebellion sweeps the planet!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SHADOWPACT #16
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher

Zatanna and the Justice League join forces with Shadowpact to keep Doctor Gotham from controlling a city! Why is one villain’s magical might so strong that it requires help from half the DCU? Because half of Shadowpact is trapped…prisoners of new foes!

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TRIALS OF SHAZAM #9
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Howard Porter

It’s the new Shazam versus a god as Freedy Freeman’s trials have him going toe-to-toe with Apollo!

On sale August 29 • 9 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHAZAM: MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by Jeff Smith
Art and cover by Smith

Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of BONE, tells the story of young orphan Billy Batson who finds himself transformed into the World’s Mightiest Mortal whenever he says the magic word “Shazam!” after being granted the magical powers of the gods by an ancient wizard. In this hardcover collecting the acclaimed 4-issue miniseries, Billy must use these extraordinary abilities to face an invasion of alien creatures as well as stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 17 • 7.0625” x 10.875” • 240 pg, FC, $29.99 US

THE SPIRIT #9
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art by Cooke & J. Bone Cover by Cooke

The bizarre story of The Spirit’s most fearsome new foe, El Morte! The gangs in Central City are being ritualistically destroyed, and now the killer is targeting The Spirit. All the clues point to Alvarro Mortez, the criminal who died with Denny Colt on that fateful night The Spirit came to be. Is he dead or alive?

On sale August 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SWORD OF THE ATOM TP
Written by Jan Strnad Cover by Kane
Art by Gil Kane, Pat Broderick and Dennis Janke

Collected for the first time in a single graphic novel! Sword of the Atom #1-4 and Sword of the Atom Special #1-3 take readers on a fantastic journey into the heart of a Central American jungle, where a race of 6-inch-tall aliens treats The Atom as their protector against titanic beasts and primeval sorcery!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 • 232 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS VOL. 1 TP
Written by Mike W. Barr and Marv Wolfman
Art by Jim Aparo, George Pérez, Bill Willingham and others
Cover by Aparo

In this hard-hitting, value-packed volume, witness Batman’s formation of the original Outsiders! Metamorpho, Black Lightning, Katana, Halo and Geo-Force star in these stories from BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #1-19, BRAVE & BOLD #200 and NEW TEEN TITANS #16!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 • 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: CAPTAIN CARROT VOL. 1 TP
Written by Roy Thomas, E. Nelson Bridwell and others
Art by Mike Sekowsky, Scott Shaw, Alfredo Alcala and others
Cover by Shaw, Bob Smith & Ross Andru

Experience the adventures of Captain Carrot and his Zoo-Crew battle Frogzilla, the Armordillo, the alien Bunny from Beyond and many more in this volume collecting NEW TEEN TITANS #16 and CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE ZOO CREW #1-20!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 • 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

THE SPIRIT VOL. 1 HC
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art by Cooke & J. Bone
Cover by Cooke

Darwyn Cooke – the visionary creator of the acclaimed DC: THE NEW FRONTIER — turns his attention to the classic Will Eisner creation The Spirit in this amazing hardcover collecting the first six issues of the new series from DC Comics plus the BATMAN/THE SPIRIT special! In these thrilling tales. Cooke maintains the “spirit” of Eisner’s creation but brings his own original sensibilities to the character. The Spirit, a.k.a. Denny Colt, Commissioner Dolan, and his Daughter Ellen are reintroduced in this go-for-broke, shoot-the-lights-out collection of crime stories filled with action, adventure, humor and sexy girls!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 24 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US

TEEN TITANS #50
Written by Sean McKeever, Geoff Johns,
Todd Dezago and Marv Wolfman
Art by Randy Green, Mike McKone, George Pérez, Todd Nauck, Sandra Hope, Richard Friend and Andy Lanning
Cover by Alé Garza & Scott Williams
Variant cover by Mike McKone

Don’t miss this very special issue that ushers in the new TEEN TITANS creative team of Sean McKeaver and Randy Green, reunites Marv Wolfman and George Pérez for their first new Titans adventure in years, and also features a story by Geoff Johns and Mike McKone — the creators who launched this title! It all begins when the Titans bury another friend — and ends with a deadly, familiar threat as well as an addition to the team.

Plus, be sure to catch BLUE BEETLE #18, a tie-in to this issue guest-starring the Titans and Lobo!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alé Garza & Scott Williams) ordered, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Mike McKone). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale August 29 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TEEN TITANS: TITANS EAST TP
Written by Geoff Johns & Adam Beechen
Art by Peter Snejbjerg, Tony Daniel, Chris Batista and others
Cover by Daniel

In this latest volume of the hit series, collecting issues #42-47, master assassin Deathstroke has formed his own team of Teen Titans in order to take on the original Teen Titans, destroy them and take their place. What new team of Titans will rise out of the ashes in this epic battle?

Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TEEN TITANS: TITANS AROUND THE WORLD TP
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope

Reoffered to coincide with TEEN TITANS: TITANS EAST, this volume collects issues #34-41 of the fan-favorite series! In the wake of INFINITE CRISIS, a new year of exciting adventures begins as Robin, Wonder Girl and the Teen Titans return to meet the “new” Teen Titans as recruiting begins for the mysterious and secretive Titans East!

On sale August 1 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES: DUTY CALLS TP
Written by Bill Matheny and J. Torres
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda

A new full size collection featuring THE BATMAN STRIKES #11-14 and #16-18! The all-ages stories in THE BATMAN STRIKES: DUTY CALLS feature the Dark Knight defending Gotham City against a who’s who of his famous foes, including The Joker, the Penguin, Bane, Catwoman, Clayface, The Riddler and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #36
Written by Josh Elder
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill

Gearhead’s turning Gotham City into a gigantic demolition derby! Batman’s going to need all the help he can get, even if that means letting Batgirl get behind the wheel of the Batmobile!

On sale August 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #36
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht
Cover by Zach Howard

The Question is on the trail again, and this time he’s investigating the entire Justice League!

On sale August 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #46
Written by J. Torres
Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker
Cover by Nauck

Introducing…Wildfire! It’s a family reunion when Starfire’s long lost brother is found and visits Earth. But will he turn out to be a friend to the Titans like Starfire, or more of a foe like Blackfire?

On sale August 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #5
Written by J. Torres
Art by Alexander Serra
Cover by Steve Uy

Whoever said “lightning never strikes twice” never met Lightning Lad! What starts as a friendly challenge turns into the storm of the century under Emerald Empress’s watchful Eye, pitting Superman against Lightning Lad for the fate of the Legion!

On sale August 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Part Two of this month’s solicitations can be found here.

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