Close out your week with some pages from BATMAN: CONFIDENTIAL #36

Writer Royal McGraw and artist Marcos Marz kick off a new CONFIDENTIAL arc titled "Blackhawk Down," as we see Wayne Industries collaborator Blackhawk Industries lose valuable information right under Batman's nose. The Dark Knight's investigation leads him to Poland and an unexpected team-up to try and find out who's behind the information swipe. Oh, and did I mention a giant robot? Well, there you go.

BATMAN: CONFIDENTIAL #36 hits 11/4.

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What’s going on the Superman books next week? Find out from editor Matt Idelson now

Hola, folks!

I wish I could be like my ultra-trendy pal Michael Siglain, and give you a nice Halloween theme here, but let’s face it: on New Krypton, everyone wears a costume 24/7, and they don’t have candy there. (Notice none of the Kryptonians are overweight—well, except for Kal’s lawyer, but that’s genetic.) You’d think having been trapped in a bottle for decades they’d all be out of shape—or at least have invented Malomars. Whatever.

DC NATION -- International! Martore's message revealed

I'm sure many of you dedicated readers picked up on the most recent DC NATION column in the back of the books this week, where our very own Simona Martore gave the page some international flavor. And, because we're completists here at The Source, we've got the translation of Simona's original text, to help those who couldn't translate it on their own. Take it away, Simona:

The Doom Patrol comes face-to-face with the BLACKEST NIGHT

Few people have more skeletons in their proverbial closets than Niles Caulder, founder of the Doom Patrol. And with BLACKEST NIGHT doing a bang-up job of bringing those skeletons back in the form of Black Lanterns, you can only imagine how complicated things are going to get for the Doom Patrol. Caulder's been playing god for years, and the time for a reckoning is at hand. Check out a few pages from this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue below, from writer Keith Giffen and artist Justiniano, with a few pages from the METAL MEN co-feature, by Giffen, writer J.M.

Michael Siglain on all things Halloween

Source-rers!

At long last, the day has finally arrived: All Hallow's Eve...eve’s eve. (All right, so it's not the big day, but it's in my own best interest to write this tomb today, and not tomorrow, during DC’s Halloween festivities, as there is a very good chance that I will be covered in blood tomorrow. I may also be in costume, but that's another story.)

THAT JUST HAPPENED: FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK #6

Well, as we promised yesterday, we're back. How 'bout those last two pages of FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK? Cool, huh? Writer Eric Wallace and artist Fabrizio Fiorentino did a great job of ending the mini-series with a bang -- an unexpected one at that, too.

And if you've been paying attention to our very own Dan DiDio's interviews of late, those pages give a clear sense of what the future holds for our hero the Tattooed Man.

Wait, you haven't read the issue yet? Yeesh. Well, we'll wait here a sec so you can go buy it and come back.

It's the end of the line for FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK

It's the end of the line, as secrets are revealed and the true threat to Liberty Hill and the Tattooed Man is unveiled in this final chapter of the mini, from the incoming TITANS creative team of writer Eric Wallace and artist Fabrizio Fiorentino. Learn the true meaning of heroism and find out just what the DCU has in store for TM.

Also, make a point to swing back tomorrow morning for a glimpse at the startling conclusion to this very issue. Right after you buy it, of course.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #5 puts the spotlight on Harley

The duo of writer Paul Dini and artist Guillem March allow the Joker's former assistant Harley Quinn to take center stage as the girls deal with the aftershocks of Hush's deadly manipulations. But, more importantly, who's the surprise guest star? Well, you're in luck. Not only do we have a few pages for you to scan below, but GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #5 hits comic stores today. Easy, right?

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It's Diana vs. The Amazons in WONDER WOMAN #37

Writer Gail Simone and artist Bernard Chang unleash a civil war -- with the world hanging in the balance. Zeus has made Achilles ruler of the Amazons, and Diana finds herself in battle against the people she loves most. And what's the secret behind the sudden rash of pregnancies on Paradise Island? Find out some of the answers below, with a few preview pages. For more, make your way down to your shop today and pick up WONDER WOMAN #37.

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The origin of BATWOMAN is revealed in DETECTIVE COMICS #858

The shocking and tragic origin of Batwoman starts here, in a haunting, evocative issue penned by writer Greg Rucka with art from the masterful J.H. Williams III. With "Go," Rucka and Williams reveal the true story behind the kidnapping of Kate Kane and her family by terrorists and how these events tragically alter Kate -- and her family's life -- forever. All this and the mystery behind the villainous Alice revealed.

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