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BATMAN

Click to enlargeClick to enlargeALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1
Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
The all-new saga of Batman and Robin begins here! The people responsible for some of comicdom's greatest tales, Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Sin City) and Jim Lee (BATMAN: HUSH) team up for the first time to bring you Batman and Robin like you've never seen them before in this imaginative reinvention of these classic characters that will have your eyes popping and your head spinning! 
All hell breaks loose at the circus as millionaire Bruce Wayne and gal pal Vicki Vale witness a young boy's life shattered before their eyes. Orphaned, Dick Grayson has nowhere to go and no one to turn to - no one but Bruce Wayne and the shadow of the bat! 
Expect action, adventure, guest-stars and the unexpected as Miller and Lee deliver the ultimate tales of the Dynamic Duo!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Lee & Williams, featuring Batman (50%) and Robin (50%). 
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Bob Schreck


Click to enlargeABSOLUTE BATMAN: HUSH OVERSIZED HC 
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Jim Lee & 
Scott Williams
The complete 12-part saga written by Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, Smallville) with art by fan-favorites Jim Lee & Scott Williams (SUPERMAN, Uncanny X-Men) collected together for the first time in the oversized Absolute format! This slipcased edition includes BATMAN #608-619 as well as the the 2-page origin of Batman (originally seen only on dccomics.com) and the special story from Wizard: The Comics Magazine. The year-long "Hush" - an epic tale of friendship, trust, and betrayal that spans a lifetime - reinvigorated the Dark Knight, pitting him against the deadliest members of his Rogue's Gallery and introducing his newest foe! 
This Absolute edition includes an all-new cover by Lee & Williams, a Jim Lee Sketchbook, and issue-by-issue commentary by the creative team! 
Advance-solicited; on sale September 7 • Oversized, slipcased hardcover • 372 pg, FC, $49.99 US


BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP
Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Miller & Klaus Janson
Reoffered to coincide with ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1, this collection presents the landmark 4-issue miniseries by Frank Miller that redefined Batman for a new generation!
On sale July 27 • 224 pg, FC, $14.95 US • Relist


THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP
Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Miller & Lynn Varley
Reoffered to coincide with ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1, this collection includes the complete 3-part sequel to Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, plus sketches and more!
On sale July 27 • 256 pg, FC, $19.95 US • RELIST


BATMAN: YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by David Mazzuchelli
Reoffered to coincide with ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1, this collection presents the landmark miniseries with introductions by Miller and Mazzucchelli, reproductions of original pencils, promotional and unseen art, script pages and much more!
On sale July 27 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US • RELIST


Click to enlargeBATMAN #642
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art by Chris Marrinan & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Jock
The Mad Hatter's implant is driving Killer Croc…well, mad! Can Batman save the reptilian rogue before he shreds himself into an early grave? And can the Dark Knight save the Hatter from bloody, bestial retribution? 
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

 


Click to enlargeClick to enlargeBATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE #5 & 6
Written by Steve Englehart
Art and cover by Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin
The classic BATMAN creative team of Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin concludes the exciting 6-issue miniseries! In issue #5, Silver St. Cloud has been abducted by the Joker so that her boyfriend, Evan Gregory, will drop out of the Gotham gubernatorial race. Little does the Joker know that Silver and Gregory have separated - and her new beau is the Batman! 
And in the thrilling issue #6, Batman has traced the Joker to a decaying mansion that serves as the shelter for a special hostage: Silver St. Cloud! Unfortunately for the Dark Knight, the mansion is also a funhouse loaded with death traps! Can he rescue Silver and prevent the Joker from winning the election? 
Issue #5 on sale July 7; issue #6 on sale July 27 • 5 and 6 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeDETECTIVE COMICS #808
Written by David Lapham and Andersen Gabrych
Art by Ramon Bachs, Nathan Massengill, 
Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos Cover by Lapham 
Part 8 of the 12-part "City of Crime!" Paranoia and distrust. Certain death. That's what Batman & Robin face in a Gotham that bears little resemblance to the one they protect! Plus, Part 1 of "The Beast Beneath" by Gabrych, Castillo & Ramos!
On sale July 20 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 


Click to enlargeBATGIRL #66
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art by Andy Kuhn
Cover by Amanda Conner
In search of her mother's identity, Cassandra hits the open road! But a quick rest stop leads to a furious, super-powered throwdown, as Batgirl comes face-to-face with the leather-clad Verraco - the Road Hog!
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #67
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Rick Burchett & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Cliff Chiang
Batman's battle with Hush for the life of Poison Ivy may be over, but a surprising ramification to Bruce Wayne's life may publicly compromise his secret identity! You must witness the shock ending to believe it!
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeBATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #4
Written by Paul Jenkins
Art and cover by Sean Phillips
It's the other side of the coin, as artist Sean Phillips takes over the intriguing 6-issue miniseries! After being beaten and left for dead, Batman pieces together Two-Face's mad plan to poison the inhabitants of Gotham City and liberate their "Mr. Hyde" personalities once and for all! But can Batman save Gotham when he's one of the infected?
On sale July 20 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeCATWOMAN #45
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Adam Hughes
The explosive new creative team of writer Will Pfeifer (H-E-R-O, AQUAMAN), artist Pete Woods (ROBIN) and cover artist Adam Hughes (WONDER WOMAN) continues to turn Selina Kyle's world upside-down! Catwoman's unleashed something deadly into the environment - something so horrible that S.T.A.R. Labs was keeping it under heavy guard. But Catwoman was expecting anthrax, not one of her deadliest foes! Plus, catch a first glimpse of Selina's snazzy new apartment!
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeBATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #193
Written by J.H. Williams III & Dan Curtis Johnson
Art and cover by Seth Fisher 
Part 2 of the 5-part "Snow," by Dan Curtis Johnson and Seth Fisher! Even Batman can't be everywhere, so he's recruited a strikeforce of experts with their own disciplines. But will their expertise be enough against the obsessed Mr. Freeze? 
On sale July 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeNIGHTWING #110
Written by Devin Grayson
Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks
Dick Grayson hasn't been in Blüdhaven since everything in his life fell apart. Now, he must return to ensure the city's inner evil hasn't taken over. But now that Blüdhaven is Robin's stomping grounds, the Boy Wonder isn't sure he can trust anyone - including Nightwing! 
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

 


Click to enlargeGOTHAM CENTRAL #32
Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker
Art by Kano & Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Sean Phillips
Introducing new series penciller Kano (ACTION COMICS)! 
Ed Brubaker & Greg Rucka reunite to tell a tale so big it brings all the detectives of Central together. A body turns up in Gotham belonging to…Robin? That means one thing: Batman's going to get involved!
On sale June 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeROBIN #140
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Tim Drake's shadowy benefactor, The Veteran, invites Tim 
to join his government-sponsored Black Ops team. Will Robin leave Batman's side to join a very different - and very legal - crew? The answer may surprise you! Meanwhile, a face from Robin's past continues to hunt him down…
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

 


Click to enlargeNIGHTWING: YEAR ONE TP
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Collecting the sold-out 6-part origin story presented in NIGHTWING #101-106! Learn the legendary history of Dick Grayson and his life after Batman fired him, as he gains advice from Superman, aids Deadman, and makes the decisions that lead him to become a new crimefighter! 
On sale July 27 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

 


BATGIRL: YEAR ONE TP
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez
Reoffered to coincide with NIGHTWING: YEAR ONE, a collection presenting a look into the action-packed origin of the original Batgirl! This volume features the 9-issue miniseries that uncovered Barbara Gordon's transformation from average citizen into costumed super-heroine. 
On sale July 27 • 224 pg, FC, $17.95 US • Relist


Click to enlargeYEAR ONE: BATMAN/RA'S AL GHUL #2
Written by Devin Grayson
Art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Gulacy
Writer Devin Grayson (NIGHTWING) and artists Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti (CATWOMAN) conclude the 2-part Prestige Format miniseries delving into the legacy of one of Batman's greatest foes! Ra's al Ghul may be dead, but he has set something in motion that from people from dying, and what started in Gotham City is spreading across the globe. Batman must figure out how to undo what the death of Ra's has started, even when the clues start pointing to a plan to return him to life!
On sale July 27 • Prestige Format • 2 of 2 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US


SUPERMAN

Click to enlargeSUPERMAN/BATMAN #21
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vine
Part 2 of the 6-part "With a Vengeance," by the fan-favorite team of writer Jeph Loeb and artists Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines! Are Superman and Batman guilty of murder? The Maximums certainly think so - and where they come from, it's an eye for an eye! The battle of the century continues as The World's Finest duo take on the super squad of avenging heroes - to the death! Join Superman/Batman's original creative team supreme for what's certain to be the most talked-about event of the year! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. 
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN: THAT HEALING TOUCH TP
Written by Greg Rucka and Geoff Johns
Art by Matthew Clark, Rags Morales, Michael Bair and others
Cover by Ian Churchill
Collecting ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #633-638, plus the lead story from SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2004! As Lois recovers from her Mid-east ordeal, Superman gets a visit from Mr. Mxyzptlk and receives harsh words from Wonder Woman and Batman in the wake of IDENTITY CRISIS! 
On sale July 7 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US


Click to enlargeSUPERMAN: UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE TP
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Matthew Clark & Nelson and various
Cover by Gene Ha
Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: THAT HEALING TOUCH TP, this volume collects the two backup stories from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #625-626, plus issues #627-632 and Secret Files Profile Pages. Superman is challenged when a powerful Replikon arrives for a fight! 
On sale July 7 • 160 pg, FC, $14.95 US • Relist

 


Click to enlargeSUPERMAN #219
Written by Mark Verheiden
Art and cover by Ed Benes
Part 1 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," arcing through all the Superman books and WONDER WOMAN #219 and featuring the return of Superman's deadliest enemies! Brainiac knows all of the Man of Steel's secrets, and he's putting that knowledge to use in a lethal fashion. Is Superman about to lose another piece of his humanity?
On sale July 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeACTION COMICS #829
Written by Gail Simone
Art by John Byrne & Nelson
Cover by Byrne
In Part 2 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," Superman battles Darkseid in a fight for his life! And the Man of Steel is even pitted against his allies in the JLA as he struggles to defeat his foe and keep his loved ones safe! But is an even deadlier villain behind it all?
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #642
Written by Greg Rucka
Art and cover by Karl Kerschl
Part 3 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," arcing through all the July-shipping Superman titles and WONDER WOMAN #219! As Darkseid and Granny Goodness amp up the danger to all those around Superman, will he have to take matters into his own hands by becoming judge, jury and executioner?
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeWONDER WOMAN #219
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair 
Cover by J.G. Jones
The 4-part "Sacrifice" leaps from the Superman titles to its stunning conclusion in WONDER WOMAN, as the Man of Steel turns his attention toward an unexpected enemy! But with Wonder Woman deadset against Superman's plan to even the score, the two heroes collide in an event that will send shock waves throughout the DCU!
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


Click to enlargeSUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 2 HC 
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Don't miss this gorgeously illustrated hardcover volume collecting the conclusion of the stellar storyline by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artists Jim Lee & Scott Williams (BATMAN) from SUPERMAN #210-215!
Superman faces the mystery of how millions of people seemingly vanished without a trace - including the love of his life, Lois Lane - only to find that he may be partially responsible. But the solution to getting them back might prove too extreme, initiating a royal rumble with Wonder Woman! And after a battle with the deadly Equus, Superman comes face-to-face with the mysterious villain who has been responsible for turning his life upside-down! 
This volume also features an afterword and new cover by Jim Lee.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 10 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US


Click to enlargeLEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL #5
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Lee Bermejo
The startling conclusion of the 5-part miniseries! With all the pieces in place, Luthor sets his plan in motion to rid the Earth of the alien menace known as Superman. But what role does a loser like the Toyman play in the grand scheme of things? And if his plan fails, can Luthor rely on the one thing that's kept him going: hope?
On sale July 27 • 5 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 


SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 1 HC 
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 2 HC, this dust-jacketed volume collects SUPERMAN #204-208, plus sketchbook material and a cover by Lee! How does the Man of Steel contend with a cataclysmic event that leaves half of Earth's population gone without a trace? 
On sale July 7 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US • Relist


DC UNIVERSE

Click to enlargeAQUAMAN #32
Written by John Arcudi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy
Black Manta is back! Aquaman's deadliest enemy returns with all the power, resources and legal protection of a mutinational corporation behind him! Plus, Aquagirl leads a group of Sub Diegoans to Atlantis - but they may wish they'd never come!
On sale July 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeBIRDS OF PREY #84
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Cover by Adriana Melo & Kevin Conrad
The mission to Singapore blows up as a Bird's health breaks down! Back home, the Huntress becomes the hunted as she and her new allies find themselves in the crosshairs!
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeBLOOD OF THE DEMON #5
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer
Art by Byrne & Nekros
Cover by Byrne
Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman attempt to track down Jason Blood, who is dedicated to ensuring that Etrigan can never be freed again! 
On sale July 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeBREACH #7
Written by Bob Harras
Art by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Martin
It's the fallout from the Rifter incursion into New York State, and things aren't looking good for Breach! To make things worse, he has to save one of the people he can trust the least! 
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeDAY OF VENGEANCE #4
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Walter Simonson
The 6-issue miniseries spinning from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS is rocked by the awesome might of some of the DCU's most powerful beings! If the combined power of Shazam and the Shadowpact isn't enough to take down the Spectre, what will be? Does Detective Chimp have the answer? 
On sale July 20 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #2
Written by Phil Jimenez
Art by José Luis García-López & George Pérez
Cover by Jimenez & Pérez
The 4-part miniseries by Phil Jimenez (OTHERWORLD, WONDER WOMAN), José Luis García-López (ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION) & George Pérez (NEW TEEN TITANS, WONDER WOMAN) continues! A cosmic commute to an otherworldly battleground brings the Teen Titans and the Outsiders face-to-face with their long-mourned friend Donna Troy. There's just one problem: She's not the Donna they remember!
On sale July 7 • 2 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeDOOM PATROL #14
Written by John Byrne
Art by Byrne & Terry Austin
Cover by Byrne
Reuniting the classic art team of Byrne & Austin! Robotman's attempts to alter his past have backfired, sending him through alternate realities where he encounters various Doom Patrols, a younger version of the JLA, and the evil Monsieur. Mallah and the Brain! Can Elasti-Girl save him?
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeFIRESTORM #15
Written by Stuart Moore
Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull Cover by Matt Haley
"Secret Origins," Part 1 of 2! Firestorm's settling into his new life and job at S.T.A.R. Labs Detroit when a new villain crashes into town seeking revenge: The Pionic Man! What strange link does this new menace have to Firestorm, and can our hero defeat a man made of the primal forces of the universe?
On sale July 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeGREEN ARROW #52
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos
Cover by James Jean
Part 1 of the 4-part "Heading into the Light," spinning out of the events of IDENTITY CRISIS! Green Arrow faces off against an old villain who's suddenly become much more deadly. His name is Doctor Light, and he wants revenge on the heroes who violated his mind! Guest-starring Black Lightning and the JLA!
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeTHE FLASH #224
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay
Do not miss the unbelievable penultimate chapter of the 6-part "Rogue War," guest-starring Jay Garrick and Kid Flash! The Flash is torn through time as the War takes an unexpected twist, and Wally relives his life through Zoom's twisted eyes. Plus, the Rogues are approached by a new ally. 
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


Click to enlargeTHE FLASH: THE SECRET OF BARRY ALLEN TP
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Howard Porter & Livesay
Cover by Michael Turner
A thrilling new volume collecting THE FLASH #207-211 and #213-217! The Flash teams with Nightwing to face Gorilla Grodd! And a dark decision from Barry Allen's past is revealed, leading Wally to make some difficult choices of his own. 
On sale July 20 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US

 


THE FLASH: THE RETURN OF BARRY ALLEN TP
Written by Mark Waid
Art by 
Cover by 
Reoffered to coincide with THE FLASH: THE SECRET OF BARRY ALLEN; this volume collects the now-classic story from THE FLASH #73-74 of Barry Allen's miraculous return! Guest-starring Jay Garrick, Johhny Quick, and Max Mercury!
On sale July 20 • 192 pg, FC, $14.95 US • RELIST


Click to enlargeGREEN LANTERN #3
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino 
The unbelievable conclusion of the 3-part "No Fear," by writer Geoff Johns (JSA, THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) and artists Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, ARROWSMITH)! There's a new Manhunter in town, claiming sector 2814 is under his jurisdiction. But when Green Lantern discovers the true nature of the android's mission, it's up to Hal Jordan to shut it down! Plus, Black Hand is back in action - and he's out for revenge! 
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeHAWKMAN #42
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose
In the wake of Hawkman's murder, St. Roch is overrun by crime - and Hawkgirl is unaware of how close she is to death at the hands of the newly resurrected Pilgrim! Plus, Golden Eagle makes a fateful decision about his future.
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeTHE HUMAN RACE #5
Written by Ben Raab
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Justiniano 
Ulysses has an old girlfriend, and Nymph doesn't like her one bit…with good reason! Meanwhile, Paracelsus has more to throw at Delta Chi Delta.
On sale July 20 • 5 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 


Click to enlargeJLA #116
Written by Geoff Johns & Allan Heinberg
Art by Chris Batista & Mark Farmer
Cover by Rags Morales & Farmer
Part 2 of the 5-part "Crisis of Conscience," by Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS, JSA) & Allan Heinberg (The O.C.) with art by Chris Batista (LEGION) & Mark Farmer (JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NAIL) and cover by Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS) & Farmer! Armed with the memories of what once was, the Secret Society of Super-Villains is back and out for blood - literally - as they battle the JLA with the blackest of magic. The confrontation rocks the JLA to their very core, turning friends into foes and further splintering the once-great team! 
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


Click to enlargeJLA CLASSIFIED #10
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Butch Guice
Cover by Michael Stribling
Kicking off the 6-part "New Maps of Hell," written by Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, OCEAN) with art by Butch Guice (Ruse, OLYMPUS)! In Metropolis, Lois Lane and Clark Kent investigate a rash of suicides at LexCorp, while Batman tracks an assassin with a deadly weapon in Gotham City. And on Themyscira, Wonder Woman is playing host to newly arrived academics, when a massive explosion hits,destroying the tranquility of Paradise Island.
These three seemingly unrelated events tie together in ways that must be seen to be believed!
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeJLA/CYBERFORCE 
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Doug Mahnke & Norm Rapmund
Cover by Marc Silvestri
An unprecedented Special bringing together two of the most powerful teams in comics, written by Joe Kelly (JLA, ACTION COMICS) with art by Doug Mahnke (JLA, JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE) & Norm Rapmund and a cover by Marc Silvestri (Uncanny X-Men)! 
When Cyber-Zombies invade Budapest, the JLA and Cyberforce teams arrive to answer the call for help. Now these two very different teams must work together toward a common goal: preventing the now-evil Ripclaw and his Cyber-Zombies from obtaining Godtech - an organic material that could make the Cyberforce immortal or even give life to the dead! But what happens when a member of the JLA falls in battle? Which group will get to the Godtech first - and will they use its unearthly powers for the ultimate good…or the ultimate evil? Co-published with 
Top Cow.
On sale July 7 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US


Click to enlargeJSA #75
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Leonard Kirk & Keith Champagne
Cover by Alex Ross
The unbelievable, extra-sized conclusion of the 3-part "Black Vengeance," tying into DAY OF VENGEANCE and acting as a follow-up to last year's "Black Reign!" The Spectre's true target is revealed as he faces off against the power of the Thunderbolt and the might of the JSA. But vengeance will be had, and it may tear apart the JSA! Plus, Black Adam reaffirms his ties to a different Society.
On sale July 7 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeClick to enlargeJSA CLASSIFIED #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Covers by Conner & Palmiotti and Adam Hughes
Spinning from the events of July's JSA #75, a highly anticipated new JSA series debuts with a story written by Geoff Johns (JSA, TEEN TITANS) with art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (TWO-STEP) that spotlights everyone's favorite female juggernaut: Power Girl! 
Readers have long wondered about Power Girl's origins. Is she a wizard's lost granddaughter? A refugee from the future? An orphan of Krypton? Now learn the unexpected answers in an adventure that acts as a prelude to this fall's massive crossover event that will affect the JSA for years to come! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (50%) and Adam Hughes (50%).
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US Edited by Stephen Wacker


Click to enlargeKINETIC TP
Written by Kelley Puckett
Art by Warren Pleece
Cover by Tomer Hanuka
Collecting the complete 8-issue DC FOCUS series! Sickly high-school student Tom Morrell's only escape is the exploits of comic-book hero Kinetic. But Tom's got powers of his own that will change his life - assuming they manifest before Tom decides his life isn't worth living!
On sale July 27 • 192 pg, FC, $9.99 US


Click to enlargeMANHUNTER #12
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Javier Pina and Fernando Blanco
Cover by Jesus Saiz
With the help of a guest who cuts to the chase, Manhunter learns far more about the legacy of her name than it's safe to know. 
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeLEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Barry Kitson & Art Thibert
Cover by Kitson
The war that will transform the galaxy begins - inside Legion headquarters! When one Legionnaire quits the team, it strips away the last bit of civility between Cosmic Boy and 
Brainiac 5, violently splitting the team in two! 
On sale July 27 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 


THE OMAC PROJECT #4
Written by Greg Rucka 
Art by Jesus Saiz
Cover by Ladrönn
The events of "Sacrifice," rocking July's WONDER WOMAN #219 and all three SUPERMAN titles, force an endgame in THE OMAC PROJECT, one of four great miniseries spinning out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! Checkmate turns against itself as titans clash in the heavens - and Brother Eye breaks free!
On sale July 27 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeOUTSIDERS #26
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Will Conrad & Sean Parsons
Cover by Kevin Nowlan
Guest writer Peter Tomasi (THE Light Brigade) joins artists Will Conrad & Sean Parsons for Part 1 of the 2-part "Tick Tock" that reunites Batman with Black Lightning, Katana and Metamorpho! Old and new members team up as Arsenal helps one of the original Outsiders atone for a mistake made long ago.
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeTHE RANN/THANAGAR WAR #3
Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos
The War escalates in this miniseries springing out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! As the universe continues to feel the deadly effects of the war between worlds, the battle takes a decidedly personal turn that may turn hero against hero. Plus, an ancient evil begins to take advantage of a universe torn asunder.
On sale July 13 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargePLASTIC MAN #17
Written by Kyle Baker
Art and cover by Baker
Part 3 of a 2-part story! No, really - we just had to stretch the story! Edwina's super-powered new boyfriend proves to be both a threat and a menace. Sounds like a keeper! 
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 


Click to enlargeSPACE GHOST TP
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Ariel Olivetti
Cover by Alex Ross
Collecting the sold-out SPACE GHOST 6-issue miniseries! For the first time, learn how Space Ghost got his power bands and why he protects the galaxy from evil! Witness the tragic circumstances that led to his donning a cowl and his first battle with archnemesis Zorak!
On sale July 7 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US


Click to enlargeSON OF VULCAN #2
Written by Scott Beatty 
Art and cover by Keron Grant 
The action-packed new miniseries written by Scott Beatty (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE) with art by Keron Grant (New Mutants, Iron Man) continues! Kid sidekick Mikey Devante hasn't even begun his training as apprentice to the fire-wielding hero known as Vulcan, but he's already found his way to the Forge - Vulcan's high-tech headquarters - and helped himself to a collection of Vulcan's state-of-the-art weaponry. He's even survived an awkward introduction to Vulcan's mysterious and deadly Girl Friday named Pandora! Now, if Mikey could just remember how to turn off the Forge's lethal security system…
On sale July 7 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeSGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
Written by Robert Kanigher
Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Jerry Grandenetti
Cover by Kubert
An intense portrait of combat and conflict, this volume collects OUR ARMY AT WAR #111-125, featuring the World War II adventures of Sgt. Rock and his colorful band of fighting soldiers originally published in the early 1960s. Featuring an introduction by DCU editor Mark Chiarello.
On sale July 27 • 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

 


SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Robert Kanigher
Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Irv Novick
Cover by Kubert
Reoffered to coincide with SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC, this volume collects OUR ARMY AT WAR # 97-110, originally published in 1960-1961! Witness the evolution of Sgt. Rock, as the stories take on a more mature, evolved tone. 
On sale July 27 • 207 pg, FC, $49.99 US • RELIST


Click to enlargeSEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN #3
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Cameron Stewart
Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart's thrilling tale of the Guardian continues! Century Hollow - a secret project in the American heartland - is an artificial town created and maintained as a very unusual experiment. A bizarre terrorist group seizes control of the project, and only The Guardian has any chance of saving the people of Century Hollow. The only question is: 
Should he?
On sale July 13 • 3 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeSEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #3
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Ryan Sook & Mick Gray
Cover by Sook
Grant Morrison, Ryan Sook & Mick Gray continue a magical adventure of Zatanna! Zatanna and Misty travel with Ali Ka-Zoom to join forces with the Undying Don Vincenzo and face three Days of the Dead. The Sheeda Hordes have begun to reveal themselves prior to conquering the Earth, and Zatanna's caught in the middle of a siege which could decide the fate of humanity! And there's a terrible shock for Misty when the spider cavalry arrives!
On sale July 27 • 3 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeTEEN TITANS #26
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Tony Daniel and Marlo Alquiza
Superstar artist Tony Daniel (Spawn, The Tenth) joins the Titans for a special issue dealing with the aftermath of the recent crossover with OUTSIDERS. Feeling empty after recent events, Superboy goes on a soul-searching journey into his past and possible futures with an unlikely guide: Raven. 
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeVILLAINS UNITED #3
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Val Semeiks & Wade von Grawbadger
Cover by J.G. Jones
Things get ugly as the miniseries springing from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS continues! In the most intense issue yet, the rogue villain group known as The Six engage in a brutal, life-altering confrontation with The Society, and a possible traitor stands revealed!
On sale July 7 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JOHNNY DC

Click to enlargeTHE BATMAN STRIKES! #11
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda
Reflecting the hit cartoon on the Kids' WB! The Penguin's got Batman on the ropes, and the Dark Knight's last hope is…Alfred?! The keeper of the Batcave may be the only hope Batman has, but even this newer, stranger dynamic duo may not be able to save Gotham City! 
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

 


Click to enlargeJUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #11
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong
Cover by Ben Caldwell
The Justice League pays a visit to Aquaman in Atlantis, but their trip is interrupted as a seaquake awakens an ancient evil! And the League's only hope comes from a most unexpected team member: Stargirl!
On sale July 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

 


Click to enlargeTEEN TITANS GO! #21
Written by J. Torres
Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker
Cover by Sean Galloway
Professor Chang blasts Beast Boy with his new G.A.R.T.H. Gun and transforms him into…Garthzilla! When the giant green monster starts trashing the city, the Titans have no choice but to 
bust out their secret weapon…the Titans Go-Bot 5!
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

 


Click to enlargeTEEN TITANS GO! VOL. 3: BRING IT ON! TP
Written by J. Torres
Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker
Cover by Dave Bullock
Those super-powered teenaged stars of the Cartoon Network are back in a third volume packed with the amazing adventures of Robin, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg and Starfire collected from TEEN TITANS GO! #11-15!
On sale July 20 • 5" x 7.375" •104 pg, FC, $6.99 US

 


Click to enlargeCARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 1: GET DOWN!
Written by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch, Dean Haspiel and others
Art by Kim Arndt, Jeff Albrecht and others
Cover by Gary Fields
It's time to get funky with the stars of Cartoon Network, collected in a new manga-sized collection reprinting stories from CARTOON CARTOONS and DEXTER'S LABORATORY! Featuring the adventures of Dexter, the Kids Next Door, Johnny Bravo and more!
On sale July 20 • 5" x 7.375" •112 pg, FC, $6.99 US


Click to enlargeCARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #11
Written by Robbie Busch, 
Sholly Fisch, Dean Haspiel, 
and others
Art by Scott Neely, 
John Delaney and others
Cover by Robert Pope
Where, oh, where has Billy's cat gone? When Mandy's dog fails to find the wayward kitten, Grim summons up his dog: Cerberus! This might be the end for Endsville! Plus, tales of Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and the Eds!
On sale July 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


Click to enlargePOWERPUFF GIRLS #64
Written by Robbie Busch, Abby Denson, and John Rozum
Art by Chris Cook, 
Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes & Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Phil Moy
Princess gets persnickety when Bubbles wows Townsville with her gardening. It looks like there won't be peas in our time as Princess experiments with new ways to cause trouble!
On sale July 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


Click to enlargeLOONEY TUNES #128
Written by Sam Agro, 
Robbie Busch and Frank Strom
Art by David Alvarez, Leo Batic, Mike DeCarlo and Horacio Ottolini
Cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo
When Porky and Daffy become used-car dealers, it's hard to tell who's more crooked - they or the bank robbers posing as their customers! Also, Witch Hazel needs a date, but it'll take a little of that old black magic to find her one!
On sale July 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


Click to enlargeSCOOBY-DOO #98
Written by Chuck Dixon, 
Sholly Fisch and John Rozum
Art by Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy and Horacio Ottolini
Cover by Staton
Little old ladies are always hiring Mystery, Inc. to check out haunted houses. So why does their latest client seem disappointed when they scare off the ghosts? Plus, puzzles, facts, and art lessons!
On sale July 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


MAD #456
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots 
Get ready for more MADness, as only The Usual Gang of Idiots can deliver! Chock full of movie parodies, gags, laughs, and the non-stop hilarity you demand! Plus, lower your expectations and this issue will be even better!
On sale July 7 • 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.50 US


MAD XL #35
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots 
Another jam-packed issue of MAD XL, containing the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers' Choice picks, and other fun features!
On sale July 13 • 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US


CMX

Click to enlargeTENRYU: THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL. 2 
Written and illustrated 
by Matoh Sanami
CMX. The thrilling saga by the creator of the hit manga Fake continues! Ryukei and Hiryu are members of the Black Dragon Gang. To their astonishment, this is not just a name: they are actually Dragons, possessed of unique magical powers. Luckily for them, they have met the beautiful Ryurei, who is taking them to her grandfather in hopes of learning more about their powers. Unluckily for them, the vicious Red Wolf Gang leader is determined to snare Ryurei for his bride-whether she wants him or not! It's wolf versus dragon in this shape-shifting sword-and-sorcery shakedown!!
On sale July 27 • 5" x 7.375" • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


Click to enlargeFROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Aoike Yasuko
CMX. Major Eberbach has been ordered to hire international playboy thief Eroica to steal military secrets for NATO in Rome! But Eroica's ego demands a bigger prize than mere documents! A crisis erupts as the KGB, the Italian police, the Mafia, and the Roman Catholic Church are ensnared in Eroica's scheme!
On sale July 13 • 5" x 7.375" • 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


Click to enlargeLAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Tsukuba Sakura
CMX. An order from the student council threatens to destroy Arou's school garden! To make matters worse, Kanade has glimpsed a future in which the beautiful student council president falls in love with him! Does Kanade have enough confidence in Arou to disregard her vision?
On sale July 20 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • ALL AGES


Click to enlargeMADARA VOL. 4 
Illustrated by Sho-u Tajima
Written by Eiji Otsuka
CMX. Illustrated by the designer of Kill Bill Vol. 1's animated sequences! Madara has defied the prophecy, choosing to live the normal life of a peaceful villager. A second Kusanagi sword combined with his own could determine the fate of the war, but Madara has had enough of using his deadly powers. But his brother Kageo and the demon Moki have other ideas. When they descend upon the village in search of Madara's weapon, he must either choose his heritage or die!
On sale July 7 • 5" x 7.375" • 198 pg, B&W, $9.99 US MATURE READERS


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