DC Comics October 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 October of 2007.

Part Two can be found here.

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COUNTDOWN 30-26
Story by Paul Dini
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
30 script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray; art by Jesus Saiz
29 script by Adam Beechen; art by Carlos Magno
28 script by Tony Bedard; art by Al Barrionuevo
27 script by Sean McKeever; art by Manuel Garcia
26 script by Paul Dini; art by Tom Derenick
Covers 30-27 by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund; Cover 26 by J.G. Jones
Karate Kid confronts Brother Eye! Jimmy Olsen is grabbed by Forager! Shadowpact tries to subdue an out-of-control Mary Marvel! The Crime Syndicate, the Extremists and Monarch gather against the Challengers! Holly and Harley arrive on Paradise Island — and begin their “training”! A lucky coin-toss might have Two-Face save Piper and Trickster from Checkmate! And who is the mysterious— but funny — Jokester? Oh, and Mister Mxyzptlk explains it all!
Plus, more DC villains origin back-up stories written by Scott Beatty, including Zod, Deadshot & Two-Face. The COUNTDOWN continues!
COUNTDOWN 30 on sale October 3 • COUNTDOWN 29 on sale October 10
COUNTDOWN 28 on sale October 17 • COUNTDOWN 27 on sale October 24
COUNTDOWN 26 on sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #2
Written by Steve Gerber and Matt Sturges
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong and Stephen Segovia
Cover by Paul Gulacy

Doctor Fate faces a steep learning curve when it comes to mastering his new powers. Uneasy lies the head who wears the helmet when he faces “The Devourer of Souls” in Las Vegas! Plus, Eclipso has discovered Plastic Man’s weak point: attacking him through his son, the Titan known as “The Offspring!”
On sale October 24 • 2 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #3
Written by Adam Beechen and Justin Gray
Art by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferreiro and
Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Starfire’s powers are still in flux, leaving her defenseless against a new evil that’s plaguing Earth! And elsewhere in the multiverse, Forerunner faces off against the heroes of sorcerous world that include mystic versions of Batman and Superman.
On sale October 31 • 3 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

COUNTDOWN PRESENTS: LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS #1
Written by Frank Tieri
Art and cover by Liam Sharpe

Don’t miss this special 6-part COUNTDOWN miniseries featuring the most powerful beings on Earth-8 — Lord Havok and his Extremists — written by Frank Tieri (GOTHAM UNDERGROUND) and illustrated by Liam Sharp (TESTAMENT)!
Lord Havok! Dr. Diehard! Tracer! Gorgon! Dreamslayer! Carny! Meet these dangerous individuals and learn why they are so integral to COUNTDOWN and the fate of the Multiverse! Guest-starring Monarch, the Monitors, Donna Troy, Jason Todd and Kyle Rayner!
On sale October 31 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN PRESENTS THE SEARCH FOR RAY PALMER: CRIME SYNDICATE #1
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Hunter
Cover by Tony S. Daniel

Learn the origin of the newest Challenger from Beyond, from the world where the heroes are villains. But what does that make the bad guys? Can even the Challengers make things right?
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK #1
Written by Bill Morrison
Art by Scott Shaw! & Al Gordon
Cover by Shaw! & Morrison

The Zoo Crew is back in a 3-issue COUNTDOWN tie-in miniseries! Captain Carrot reunites the team to face a threat that begins at the “Sandy Eggo Comic-Con” and quickly menaces the entire world ! The gang’s all here: Fastback, Pig-Iron, Yankee Poodle, American Eagle, Alley-Kat-Abra, and the Captain himself, taking on the Salamandroid!
On sale October 10 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #837
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Simone Bianchi

This special issue of DETECTIVE COMICS features two of Gotham’s recently reformed rogues: Harley Quinn and the Riddler! Readers who have enjoyed Harley’s role in COUNTDOWN will take special pleasure in this story as they learn how she became involved in the Amazonian Women’s Help Center.
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Koi Turnbull & Art Thibert
Cover by Turnbull
Variant Cover by Ryan Sook
Tony Bedard (BIRDS OF PREY, COUNTDOWN) and Koi Turnbull (Fathom) launch a bold new direction for the DCU’s misfit heroes! The rules have changed all over the DC Universe — but for the Outsiders, they’re still just things that were made to be broken!
It’s a fresh game of dirty pool for the Outsiders as the Dark Knight sends his new team to the frontlines of a massive assault on metahumans. Batman and the Outsiders must fight even dirtier than their enemies…and risk becoming the supervillains they despise!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Koi Turnbull) ordered, retailers may order 1 Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Ryan Sook). Please see the Order Form for more details.
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #1
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Cliff Chiang
Variant cover by Chiang
The new Green Arrow/Black Canary team investigates the shocking results of the Wedding of the Century in an all-new adventure that brings the Star City-crossed
lovers together!
Retailers please note: Issue#1 will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Cliff Chiang) ordered, retailers may order 1 Variant Edition (also featuring a cover by Chiang). Please see the Order Form for more details.
On sale October 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

DEATH OF THE NEW GODS #1-2
Written by Jim Starlin
Art and covers by Starlin & Matt Banning
Variant cover issue #1 by Ryan Sook
The title says it all! For months now readers have witnessed the unimaginable and unthinkable as New Gods across the DCU have seemingly died, with Lightray’s death in COUNTDOWN the biggest of them all. Now, the carnage continues but the mystery and adventure is just beginning! Jim Starlin — master of the cosmic odyssey — writes and illustrates this epic tale of death and destruction on a scale never seen before. With a cast of hundreds and cameos by the entire DCU, this intergalactic 8-part series cannot be missed!
Retailers please note: Issue #1 will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Jim Starlin & Matt Banning) ordered, retailers may order 1 Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Ryan Sook). Please see the Order Form for more details.
Issue #1 on sale October 17; issue #2 on sale October 31 • 1 and 2 of 8 • 40 pg,
FC, $3.50 US

CRIME BIBLE: THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #1
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Tom Mandrake
Cover by John Van Fleet

A Monk of the Dark Faith is moving through the DCU, seeding evil in his wake, as he prepares for a final, potentially devastating act. Trailing him is The Question, who seeks to save the life of the author of a best-selling expose about the Dark Faith. But is The Question simply playing a part in a much larger game? All will be revealed when The Lesson of Deceit is foretold.
On sale October 31 • 1 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

METAMORPHO YEAR ONE #1-2
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Jurgens & Jesse Delperdang
Covers by Kevin Nowlan

DC’s new series of Year One miniseries continues with the origin of the Outsiders’ resident shape-shifter, Metamorpho, featuring story and art by Dan Jurgens (Death of Superman, Booster Gold) and Jesse Delperdang (Batman, Batgirl) with covers by renowned artist Kevin Nowlan (Superman vs. Aliens, Tomorrow Stories)!
Adventurer Rex Mason is a star — as the host of the reality series Treasure Quest, he travels the world on the hunt for the world’s hidden riches, and it’s all to help line the pockets of one of the world’s richest men: Simon Stagg. When Mason’s latest quest leads him to Egypt to recover the mysterious Orb of Ra, his life will be forever changed. What other surprises are in store? Find out in Metamorpho Year One!
Issue #1 on sale October 3; issue #2 on sale October 17
1 and 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #1
Written by Frank Tieri
Art and cover by J. Calafiore

This 8-part epic explores the underbelly of the DC Universe and ties in to COUNTDOWN! Frank Tieri and COUNTDOWN’s
J. Calafiore team up to deliver an action-packed tale that features Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Batwoman and just about every other Gotham guest-star imaginable. As more and more evildoers seemingly disappear into thin air, Gotham City finds itself in the midst of a villainous vacuum. Who will rise to commandeer the remainder of Gotham’s rogues? As several factions scramble to stake their claim, Batman and friends strategize a counter-attack!
On sale October 24 • 1 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

INFINITY INC. #2
Written by Peter Milligan
Art and cover by Max Fiumara

One of Lex Luthor’s Everyman kids has turned into a serial killer, and he’s leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. And if that weren’t enough for John Henry Irons to deal with, a member of Infinity Inc. has gone missing and is possibly dead! A frantic search brings special guest-star Superman in to help, with the trail leading John straight to Luthor’s former bodyguard Hope! All the while John must track down the former members of Infinity Inc. to regroup in order to stop the killer and save one of their own!
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUICIDE SQUAD: RAISE THE FLAG #2
Written by John Ostrander
Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs
Cover by John K. Snyder

Stranded alongside his worst enemy in an otherworldly wilderness, Rick Flag Jr. is stunned by memories of a previously unknown life in Black Ops as the 8-issue miniseries heats up!
On sale October 10 • 2 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE #3
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Cover by Mahnke
After Black Adam and Faust strike a deal within the bowels of Fate’s Tower that will aid Adam in his search for the lost amulet of Isis, Adam finds himself face to face with his former JSA teammate, Hawkman, in an epic battle that will rock the streets and skies of St. Roch!
On sale October 10 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

52 AFTERMATH: THE FOUR HORSEMEN #3
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Pat Olliffe & John Stanisci
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Murphy’s Law tells us that “whatever can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible moment.” Ask Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman about that and they’d probably tell you Murphy was an optimist. The FOUR HORSEMEN are fully renewed and more powerful and dangerous than ever! Let the terror begin!
On sale October 31 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #3
Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

This is it! The DEATH of BOOSTER GOLD!! And nothing will ever be the same aga…wait. We already tried to kill him? Really? Well, in this issue Booster Gold heads back to the Old West and runs into Jonah Hex. You know, that crazy looking gunfighter! But what does Jonah Hex have that Booster desperately needs? Plus: the Death of Jonah Hex!!
What? We can’t kill him either? Well, someone’s going to fall off a horse at least!*

(*Warning: This issue may not contain a scene of anyone falling off a horse.)
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC INFINITE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1
Written and illustrated by various
Cover by Gene Ha

Don’t miss this collection of 13 stories of tricks and treats by some of comics’ top creators, including writers Steve Niles, Mark Waid, Steve Seagal, Dan DiDio, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Peter Johnson (TV’s Supernatural), David Arquette (Scream), Cliff Dorfman (Entourage) and many more with art by Ian Churchill, Dean Ormston, Dustin Nguyen , Bernard Chang and others! The inmates of Arkham horrify each other with terrifying tales involving Superman and zombies, Batman and vampires, Robin and werewolves, Aquaman and witches, Flash and the dead, and more! Plus, the return of Resurrection Man!
On sale October 31 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #2
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Renato Arlem
Cover by Dave Johnson

The sequel to last year’s hit miniseries continues! After a stunning victory against a terrorist threat, the Freedom Fighters have become media darlings…but that doesn’t sit well with Phantom Lady. What will her destructive behavior in the public eye cost the team?
On sale October 24 • 2 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS PRESENTS: THE ANTI-MONITOR #1
Written by Geoff Johns & Sterling Gates
Art by Pete Woods & Jerry Ordway

He nearly destroyed the universe. He has a bloody track record with the Flash family. And he frightens even Superman. He is the Anti-Monitor, the most powerful evil in the DC Universe, and this special one-shot reveals what his future holds! Plus, witness another horrifying Tale of the Sinestro Corps: “Fear is a Baby’s Cry”!
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS PRESENTS: CYBORG SUPERMAN #1
Written by Alan Burnett
Art by Patrick Blaine & Jay Leisten
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Who is Hank Henshaw? What made him the Cyborg Superman, and what does he hope the Sinestro Corp can give him? Alan Burnett (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, Batman: The Animated Series) peels away the mysterious layers of the mechanical monster as the new JLA Watchtower’s defenses are put to the test against him and the Sinestro Corps!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #24
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

“The Sinestro Corps War” continues as Hal Jordan and the world’s greatest heroes struggle against the combined terror of Sinestro, Parallax and the Corps of Fear. And when Hal finds himself face-to-face with one of the most bizarre members of the Sinestro Corps he has a simple choice to make — keep fighting and die or lay down and walk away. Plus, what is the prophecy of the Blackest Night and what does it mean to the future of Hal Jordan and the Corps?
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17
Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Pat Gleason & Prentis Rollins

“The Sinestro Corps War” continues as one of the Book of Oa’s prophecies comes true! The Corps makes a last stand that reveals the reincarnation of one of their fold!
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLUE BEETLE #20
Written by John Rogers
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

A “Sinestro Corps War” tie-in! The Lanterns’ war hits home as a yellow ring appears in El Paso. But is it being offered to the Scarab or to Jaime Reyes? And whose will is stronger?
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #670
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Tony Daniel
The next chapter of Batman’s life starts here! The shadow of Batman’s archfoe Ra’s al Ghul still looms large over the head of the Dark Knight. Is Ra’s al Ghul destined to live again? Batman begins his quest for the truth in this special prelude to “The Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul,” guest-starring Talia al Ghul, Damian, the Sensei and I-Ching!
On sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN ANNUAL #7
Written by Keith Champagne
Art by Jason Pearson and Derec Donovan
Cover by Pearson
A special issue tying into next month’s Batman event, “THE RESURRECTION OF RA’S AL GHUL”! Fan-favorite artist Jason Pearson illustrates “The Festival of Angry Ghosts,” featuring Damian. Plus, in “The Great Pumpkin,” Robin races the clock to solve a series of Halloween-themed murders so grotesque, they leave even the most jaded detectives in Gotham shocked. Plus, a special “Times Past” story focusing on Dick Grayson’s first Halloween as Robin.
On sale October 31 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SIMON DARK #1
Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Scott Hampton

Gotham City has another guardian, a protector known only in whispers and children’s jump rope songs — and he’s not afraid to get his hands bloody! Meet Simon Dark, the mysterious creature of the night who’s the star of a new ongoing series by the creative team behind the acclaimed GOTHAM COUNTY LINE — writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and artist Scott Hampton (BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES)!
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #10
Written by Michael Green
Art and cover by Denys Cowan & John Floyd

This is where it happens: the birth of the Joker! Discover exactly what Batman’s involvement was in the creation of unfettered evil!
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #72
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes

Selina Kyle’s life is over — now there is only Catwoman! And her first step is stealing from the richest man in Gotham City: Bruce Wayne!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING #137
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Jon Bosco & Alex Silva
Cover by Ryan Sook

The Nightwing/Vigilante/Metal Eddie story shifts into high gear as Eddie’s full plan is finally revealed.
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #167
Written by Brandon Thomas
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Wayne Faucher
Find out why they call Robin the “Boy Wonder” in this story guest-written by Brandon Thomas (Spider-Man Unlimited)! Something is very wrong with Tim Drake. What has pushed him dangerously close to the edge, and more important, will Batman ever be able to bring him back?
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #857
Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner
Art and cover by Eric Powell

Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and master illustrator Eric Powell conclude “Escape From Bizarro World”! On the run from the population of Bizarro World, Superman comes face-to-face with Bizarro’s most horrific allies. But what unexpected turn of events will save the day? And whose day is being saved?
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #858
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal
Cover by Frank

Welcome superstar Gary Frank as he kicks off his run as the new monthly artist on ACTION COMICS with the extra-length first chapter of “Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes”! Spinning from “The Lightning Saga,” the original Legion of Super-Heroes returns! When he was a boy, Clark Kent was isolated and alone until he met this teen team from the 31st Century. Today, it’s been years since Superman saw his childhood friends. Why haven’t they returned to visit him? What’s become of the symbol of Superman in the future? And just why is the future so dangerous for Superman? They warned him away, but now he’s determined to help his friends — even if it means his life!
On sale October 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

SUPERMAN #668
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

The big-action finale to the “Camelot Falls” epic!
It’s Kryptonian versus magic, in an all-out confrontation between Superman and Arion, beneath the Atlantic. But how does Superman battle a sorcerer? And what does it mean for the fate of the world? The answers involve tidal waves, shipwrecks, secrets, revelations, New Gods, monsters, a walk through time with the Phantom Stranger and the truth about Khyber. Don’t miss the climactic chapter of a story that will have repercussions for Superman and his world for years to come.
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #669
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Rick Leonardi & Dan Green
Cover by Jesus Merino

Who is “The Third Kryptonian”? Superman and Batman team up to deliver the answer in Part 1 of a 3-part story that culminates in the SUPERMAN ANNUAL! A year ago, Superman learned of another Kryptonian on Earth. Now the hunt goes into overdrive, as the Metropolis Marvel and the Dark Knight Detective’s search takes them from China to Gotham City to California and more. Plus, important developments for Superman’s foster-son Chris Kent, who also gets to meet Robin the Boy Wonder!
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #41
Written by Alan Burnett
Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs

In the penultimate chapter in Alan Burnett’s epic, Batman must retrieve the lost Superman! Plus, a surprise appearance by Highfather! But why is he with Superman?
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #22
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Renato Guedes & Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Cover by Bernard Chang

Supergirl’s got twice the fight on her hands when she faces off against the Karate Kid of the present and the Karate Kid of the future. It’s non-stop action, with time-spanning secrets at stake!
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #57
Written by Tad Williams
Art by Shawn McManus
Cover by Kevin Maguire

Young Arthur must accept the role that destiny has cast him in…and accept his place as the new Aquaman!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FINAL ISSUE

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #16
Written by Roger Stern
Art by Mike Norton & Trevor Scott
Cover by Ladrönn
The mysteries of Ivy Town deepen as it appears Ray Palmer may have been more responsible for the bad than the good…and the new Atom is further disillusioned by his former mentor. Featuring guest writer Roger Stern (THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN)!
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #111
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Jason Orfalas
Cover by Stephane Roux

Oracle and the Calculator face off — albeit back-to-back — in a virtual war spawned in their COUNTDOWN encounters and setting the BIRDS OF PREY up for big changes!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7
Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Pérez

Wonder Woman and Power Girl fight side-by-side against a foe who may be more powerful than both of them combined!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH #233
Written by Mark Waid & John Rogers
Art by Daniel Acuña and Doug Braithwaite;
Cover by Braithwaite

The Justice League steps up to take away the Flash’s loved ones in the name of the law! Also in this issue: “The Fast Life” begins! This backup feature by Waid, Rogers (BLUE BEETLE) and Doug Braithwaite (JUSTICE) picks up from INFINITE CRISIS and reveals the secrets behind the West Family’s otherworldly exile!
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN SPECIAL: THE FLASH 80-PAGE GIANT
Written by John Broome
Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Sid Greene
Cover by Ryan Sook

Don’t miss the first in a series of 80-page specials, featuring classic stories of The Flash and his legendary Rogues Gallery! This book collects stories from the Silver Age comics THE FLASH #106, #113, #155 and #174, showcasing the first full appearance of the Rogues Galler, the Trickster, Pied Piper and more!
On sale October 24 • 80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope
Cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

The League loses a member as writer Dwayne McDuffie turns up the heat in the “Injustice League” story arc! A party has turned very deadly for the World’s Greatest Heroes when they find themselves prisoners of the Injustice League!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #44-45
Written by Justin Gray
Art by Rick Leonardi & Sean Phillips
Covers by Walter Simonson
“The Ghosts of Mars” Parts 3 and 4 of 5. The original Justice League learns how to accept the Martian Manhunter as one of their own, but the most alien of the League comes with some baggage — in the form of his brother’s ghost!
Issue #44 on sale Oct. 10; #45 on sale Oct. 24
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #31
Written by Arvid Nelson
Art and cover by Alex Sanchez
“Mr. Horrific” Part 3 of 3. Mr. Terrific has uncovered the full scope of the mystery that made him a fugitive, sending him and his teammates to the Moon. There they will face the mind of one of the Third Reich’s most despicable villains. Millions of people will die if Mr. Terrific and the JSA can’t stomp out the evil lurking on the dark side of the Moon.
On sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #10
Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Eaglesham & Jose
Alex Ross joins Geoff Johns as co-writer for Part 1 of “Thy Kingdom Come,” the epic story years in the making, springing from KINGDOM COME! Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an imaginary story! Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman!
Coming from an Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, how will this Superman react to an incarnation of the Justice Society he never knew? This Superman’s world needed better heroes.
So does ours.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered sparately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order 1 copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose). For more information, please see the Previews Order Form.
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #19
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

“Fall of the Wall” Part 2! The White Queen turns to bare-knuckle blackmail to hang onto her job — and Amanda Waller knows everyone’s secrets!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #24
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by David Michael Beck

The return of El Diablo and Bat Lash! Just in time for Halloween, a tale of possession and murder in the Wild West!
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

METAL MEN #3
Written by Duncan Rouleau Art and cover by Rouleau
Magnus and the Robot Renegades form an uneasy alliance to save Gold and the Metal Men as they come face to face with Doctor Tomorrow and his deadly Death-Metal Men! Plus, the time-war between the ancient alchemist known only as the Nameless and the twisted future shock versions of himself rages on! Who will be the victor? And more importantly, will the Metal Men ever be created?
On sale October 3 • 3 of 8 •32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHADOWPACT #18
Written by Matt Sturges
Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher

Detective Chimp and the Enchantress go to the scene of a murder with magical overtones, the Warlock’s Daughter continues her training, and the rest of the team fights foes on two fronts — versus the Protegé and the Unbound of the Nightshade Dimension!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #35
Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Dennis Calero

The Quest for Cosmic Boy continues on the war-torn world of Lallor where Timber Wolf, Atom Girl and Shadow Lass are suspected of assassinating the planet’s President! But they would rather face every cop and soldier on Lallor than fight the walking H-bomb known as E.R.G.!
On sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #11
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art by Cooke & J. Bone
Cover by Cooke
As the mysterious crimelord El Morte consolidates his hold on Central City’s gangs, Ellen travels to Venezuela to find the truth about the cadaverous gangster. Can Ellen and the Spirit find the key to defeating this unstoppable foe?
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA/HITMAN #2
Written by Garth Ennis
Art and cover by John McCrea

All hell breaks loose on the JLA moonbase as the Bloodlines contagion once more spreads its shadow over Earth. With the Justice League out of action, what can Tommy Monaghan do on his own? And just what has happened to Superman?
On sale October 3 • 2 of 2 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TEEN TITANS #52
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Alé Garza & Marlo Alquiza
Cover by Garza & Scott Williams

The Titans of Tomorrow take on Starro!
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER GIRL #2
Written by J. Torres
Art and cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill

Bullets, bracelets and Hercules! The most dangerous man the Amazons ever faced is now Wonder Girl’s only hope. But if these two champions are victorious, Cassie’s human life will pay the ultimate price!
On sale October 10 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #13
Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

An electrifying new era begins for the world’s greatest superheroine! Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY, SECRET SIX) joins the phenomenal art team of Terry and Rachel Dodson for what promises to be one of the most exciting Wonder Woman stories ever!
What exactly is the Circle, and what deadly secret do they hold about Diana’s birth? What familiar face from Wonder Woman’s past returns with a mission to spy on Special Agent Diana Prince? Why is the Department of Metahuman Affairs on a collision course with the wounded remnants of the Society of Super-Villains? All this plus monkey assassins in a story that spans the globe and shakes Diana to her core!
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

52 VOL. 4 TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, Greg Rucka and Grant Morrison
Art by various
Cover by J.G. Jones
The story of the DC Universe’s most eventful year concludes in this final action-packed volume in the series featuring an epic WORLD WAR III between the planet’s super-powered beings. Discover the final fates of the stars of the series — Booster Gold, Renee Montoya, Black Adam, The Elongated Man, Animal Man, Lobo, Starfire and Adam Strange — from 52 #40-52!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 21 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US

WORLD WAR III TP
Written by Keith Champagne and John Ostrander
Art by various
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Collecting the 4-issue miniseries WORLD WAR III! Chaos has broken out across the globe, and the grim reality leads to the loss of a Teen Titan. The fate of Aquaman is revealed, a hero is reborn, and the DC Universe bands together against the wrath of an ancient evil!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 7 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US

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

Collecting the lead stories
from 52 WEEKS 27-29, plus bonus material!
On sale October 3 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US • Relist

52 VOL. 2 TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, Greg Rucka and Grant Morrison
Art by various
Cover by J.G. Jones

Collecting the lead stories from 52 WEEKS 14-26, plus bonus material!
On sale October 3 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US • Relist

52 VOL. 1 TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, Greg Rucka and Grant Morrison
Art by various
Cover by J.G. Jones

Don’t miss this volume collecting the first 13 issues of the unprecedented weekly series!
On sale October 3 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US • Relist

INFINITE CRISIS HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Phil Jimenez and various
Cover by Jimenez

Collecting the 7-issue miniseries event that rocked the entire DC Universe in 2005-2006!
On sale October 3 • 264 pg, FC, $24.99 US • Relist

tales of the batman: tim sale hc
Written by Darwyn Cooke, James Robinson,
Kelley Puckett and Alan Grant
Art and cover by Tim Sale & Jimmy Palmiotti

Over the years, many artists have contributed to the look of one of the most iconic characters in popular culture: Batman. One of the influential and popular illustrators of the Dark Knight is Tim Sale , who, in addition to providing artwork for the hit TV series Heroes, illustrated the Eisner Award-winning graphic novels BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, BATMAN: DARK VICTORY and SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS. Sale’s distinctive vision of the Dark Knight put the iconic hero back in the shadows and updated his image for a new generation of fans. Now, for the first time ever, these Batman tales drawn by Tim Sale early in his career are collected in one sensational volume.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 12
240 pg, FC, $29.99 US

BATMAN: DEATH IN THE CITY TP
Written by Paul Dini, Stuart Moore and Royal McGraw
Art by Don Kramer, Andy Clarke and others
Cover by Simone Bianchi
In this collection of stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #827-834, Batman lives up to his reputation as the World’s Greatest Detective as he takes on such evildoers as the Ventriloquist, Scarface, Vox, Harley Quinn, the Terrible Trio and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 21 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

absolute batman:THE long halloween HC
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art by Tim Sale
Reoffered to coincide with TALES OF THE BATMAN: TIM SALE, this volume collects the award-winning 13-issue miniseries at Absolute size! Plus, an interview with Loeb and Sale, a section on the LONG HALLOWEEN action figure line, and a look at the series proposal, sketches by Sale, and a 4-page sequence cut from the original miniseries and previously released only in script/breakdown format!
On sale October 3 • 8.125” x 12” • 400 pg, FC, $75.00 US

GREEN ARROW: ROAD TO JERICHO TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
In this volume collecting GREEN ARROW #66-75, Batman shows up in Star City on the trail of his former sidekick turned villain, the Red Hood, who has targeted Green Arrow’s teen female partner, Speedy. Will she be destroyed despite the best efforts of the Dark Knight and Emerald Archer’s? Plus, more secrets from One Year Later are revealed!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 7 • 240 pg, FC, $17.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: A DARKER SHADE OF GREEN TP
Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins
In this new volume collecting GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7-13, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, formerly of Earth, runs afoul of a murderous alien called The Dominator. While Gardner seeks the being’s homeworld of Dominion, the Dominator reaches Earth. Now, only the rogue group of Green Lanterns called the Corpse has a prayer of stopping him — if only they weren’t already dead.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 7 • 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD VOL. 1: LORDS OF LUCK HC
Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Pérez

Collecting the first story arc from the hit team-up book written by Mark Waid (52, THE FLASH) with art by George Pérez (INFINITE CRISIS) & Bob Wiacek (ORION)! The adventure begins when Batman and Green Lantern set out on the trail of what could be the greatest weapon in the DCU: the Book of Destiny, whose possessor will have the knowledge of all that has ever been or will be! Along the way, an impressive array of DC heroes becomes involved, including Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Lobo and more as the battle lines are drawn!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 5
160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

HAWKGIRL: HAWKMAN RETURNS TP
Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Renato Arlem, Joe Bennett and Simonson
Cover by Simonson
Collecting HAWKGIRL #57-60 and JSA CLASSIFIED #21-22! The evil Blackfire has made her way to Earth to eliminate Hawkgirl — as she did Hawkwoman — bringing the Rann/Thanagar War very close to home! And worse…Hawkgirl has evidence that Blackfire has already killed Hawkman.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 28 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

JLA: ULTRAMARINE CORPS TP
Written by Grant Morrison Cover by McGuinness & Vines
Art by Ed McGuinness, Val Semeiks, Dexter Vines and others
Grant Morrison returns to the JLA with this incredible volume collecting JLA ClASSIFIED #1-3, and JLA//WILDCATS! In it, the International Ultramarine Corps, a super-team from around the globe, is attacked by the hyperintelligent, evil Gorilla Grodd and his guerilla gorilla militia. Plus, the JLA meets the WildCats to take on the threat of the Lord of Time!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 14 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JONAH HEX: ORIGINS TP
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Jordi Bernet, Phil Noto and Val Semeiks
Cover by Jordi Bernet

Collecting JONAH HEX #13-18, featuring the never-before-told origin of Jonah Hex plus other tales of his travels in the old West, dodging bullets, righting wrongs and courting death.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 14 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

ROBIN: TEENAGE WASTELAND TP
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Freddie Williams II and Frazier Irving
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins
Collecting ROBIN #154-162! Robin investigates a series of kidnappings, helps Klarion the Witchboy rescue his cat from a demon, goes on a first date, and much more as he experiences the difficulties of life as a teenager and a super-hero!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 7 • 208 pg, FC, $17.99 US

SUPERGIRL: IDENTITY TP
Written by Joe Kelly, Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Ian Churchill, Joe Benitez, Amanda Conner and others
Cover by Alé Garza
In this volume collecting stories from SUPERGIRL #10-19 and the INFINITE HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1, Supergirl finally adopts a secret identity, joins the super-team the Outsiders, battles Batgirl, and begins a relationship with her new boyfriend, Power Boy!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 21 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 23 HC
Written by Will Eisner
Art and cover by Eisner

Eisner’s masterwork continues through one of its greatest periods in WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 23, collecting classic Spirit Sections from late 1951 and featuring such classic stories as “Heat,” “The Counterfeit Killer” and “The Man from Mars.”
Advance-solicited; on sale December 26 • 204 pg, FC, $49.99 US

SUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE HC
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Tim Sale

Collecting the first six issues of SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL, written by Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, THE SPIRIT) with art be Tim Sale (Heroes, BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN)! This volume features the unforgettable story of Superman’s first encounter with Kryptonite, the radioactive chunks of his home planet which can kill him, and shows how it changed his life forever.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 26 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

WONDER WOMAN: AMAZONS ATTACK HC
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art and cover by Pete Woods

The 6-issue miniseries AMAZONS ATTACK by the CATWOMAN creative team of Will Pfeifer and Pete Woods explodes in this hardcover volume! Over a year since the events of INFINITE CRISIS, Wonder Woman’s Amazon Sisters have retreated to the realm of the gods. But now the Amazons are back, screaming for vengeance. What could compel the Amazons to renounce their peaceful ways and attack the United States? The answers will prove useless to a country whose super-powered protectors are utterly unprepared for this savage attack. And where is Wonder Woman while her sisters threaten to destroy a nation?
Advance-solicited; on sale December 19
160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1 TP
Written by John Ostrander, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and others
Art by Howard Chaykin, Karl Kesel, Luke McDonnell and others
From the 1980s comes this hard-hitting volume collecting the popular series in which captured super-villains got the chance to leave prison behind…for a price. Included are storied from Suicide Squad #1-18, Doom Patrol and Suicide Squad Special #1, SECRET ORIGINS #14 and Justice League International #13.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 14 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS VOL. 1 TP
Written by various
Art by various
The greatest villains of the DC Universe unite in this volume collecting tales from the 1970s. Brought together an unknown benefactor, the Secret Society includes such deadly members as Gorilla Grodd, Captain Boomerang, Mirror Master, Sinestro, Star Sapphire and many others. Featuring appearances by Hawkman, Green Lantern and other heroes!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 28 • 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

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