Questions About The Dark

Questions About The Dark

By David Hyde Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
We’re just one month after the announcement of the books in the “Dark” group of DC Comics--The New 52. There's a lot of mystery surrounding these titles and the solicitations for the second issues offer another round of questions to keep fans guessing: Can the Justice League Dark turn against one of their own? Was Alec Holland wrong about Swamp Thing’s origins? What is the S.O.M.B.I.E. appearing in FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E.? Will Mitch Shelly, a.k.a. Resurrection Man, find the answers he’s looking for about his past? Find out all of these and more when the below books hit shelves this October. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #2 Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by MIKEL JANIN Cover by RYAN SOOK On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Madame Xanadu continues guiding the world’s darkest heroes in their struggle against evil. But will John Constantine, Zatanna, Shade the Changing Man and the others be able to join forces in time to defeat the dangerous Enchantress before she destroys the world as we know it? SWAMP THING #2 Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Alec Holland thought he knew the history of the Swamp Thing – but he was wrong. The creature’s roots run deeper than he knows, and the Parliament of Trees intends to make him understand the responsibility he wants so desperately to avoid! With this issue, the mythology of the Swamp Thing branches out in ways you never saw coming – don’t miss it! ANIMAL MAN #2 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art and cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Maxine’s new abilities continue to terrify Ellen and Buddy Baker, and things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Meanwhile, The Hunters Three arrive on Earth and set their sights on the Baker family. The Hunt is on as DC’s most surprising new series continues to take ANIMAL MAN in shocking new directions. FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #2 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI Cover by J.G. JONES On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T It’s all-out war as Frankenstein and his new field team, The Creature Commandos, uncover an age-old conspiracy at the heart of Bone Lake – one that will see them suit up as the world’s first “Necronauts,” traveling between worlds and through “dead space,” toward the mysterious Monster Planet. Meanwhile, the horrifying origins of the Commandos are revealed – and the S.O.M.B.I.E. makes its first appearance! RESURRECTION MAN #2 Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Mitch Shelley’s past remains a mystery. So when he goes looking for answers, will he find them? Not likely, when he has to contend with the bounty hunter femme fatales known as The Body Doubles. I, VAMPIRE #2 Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO Cover by JENNY FRISON On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ True love becomes divine hatred between the Queen of Blood and Andrew, as her vampires begin their attacks across the country. Their past behind them, they find themselves ready to battle to the death... If those feelings really are all gone. Surrounded by swarms of bloodthirsty vamps, Andrew must confront his immortal beloved in a blood-soaked battle he can’t win. DEMON KNIGHTS #2 Written by PAUL CORNELL Art by DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT Cover by TONY S. DANIEL On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The siege that will reverberate through history to the present-day DCU begins as the Demon Etrigan and his unlikely lover, Madame Xanadu, face the Horde! What five (mostly) noble souls would be crazy enough to join them? The cover gives but a hint, and the point could well be moot by the time this issue’s done. For the Horde is armed with the magic of Mordru – including some decidedly different dragons!