Beyond DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Group Solicits

Beyond DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Group Solicits

By Alex Nagorski Monday, May 14th, 2012

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 2 HC

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Art and cover by SHANE DAVIS and SANDRA HOPE

On sale OCTOBER 31 • 136 pg, FC, $22.99 US

The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski and superstar artist Shane Davis is here!

Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World’s Greatest Super Hero but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined! From a ruthless dictator to a new love interest who’s NOT Lois Lane, things are never easy for this emerging Man of Steel.

And the worst is yet to come, in the form of a man-monster with an insatiable appetite, the Parasite! The only thing that might appease his hunger is The Last Son of Krypton! But that will also mean he will have Superman’s powers without his conscience, and Kal-El learns to live without powers beyond those of mere mortals.

 

PHANTOM LADY #1

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by CAT STAGGS and RICH PERROTTA

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The female FREEDOM FIGHTER debuts in her own miniseries!

• Featuring her partner-in-crimefighting, the diminutive dynamo known as DOLL MAN!

 

NATIONAL COMICS: LOOKER #1

Written by IAN EDGINTON

Art by MIKE S. MILLER

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale AUGUST 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• New digital-first adventures!

• Emily Briggs was a top supermodel until she was turned into a vampire!

• Briggs uses her supernatural powers to protect the innocent as they navigate the corrupt world of high fashion and modeling!

• A fresh, sexy take on a classic DC character!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #5

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art by JUAN JOSE RYP

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale AUGUST 8 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• New digital-first adventures!

• The origin of ARKHAM CITY characters HAMMER and SICKLE!

• What is their connection to HUSH?

• Incredibly detailed art by rising star JUAN JOSE RYP (Wolverine: The Best There Is).

 

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #7

Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK

FRIDOLFS • Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS, HOWARD PORTER

and NORM BREYFOGLE • Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• New digital-first adventures!

• The War for Apokolips begins, and Aquagirl’s origin is revealed!

• The Joker King gathers his army, and Terry makes a shocking discovery!

• Clark Kent searches for his place in the City of Tomorrow!

 

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #4

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by PERE PEREZ

Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN and JOEL BENJAMIN

On sale AUGUST 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• New digital-first adventures!

• The story arc kicking off the SEASON PREMIERE EVENT concludes!

• CHLOE and OLIVER make a shocking discovery as they come face-to-face with the sole survivor of the crash.

• More machine than man, an out-of-control HENSHAW must be stopped – this looks like a job for SUPERMAN!

 

NIGHT FORCE #6

Written by MARV WOLFMAN

Art by TOM MANDRAKE

Cover by LEONARDO MANCO

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 7, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Many threads tie together in this penultimate issue!

• Sela’s master plan is revealed!

• Kassandra initiates her revenge against Winters!

 

THE SHADE #11

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by FRAZER IRVING

Cover by TONY HARRIS

1:10 Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, 11 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews Order Form for details.

• The Celestial Pharaohs, the secret power behind an ancient cult, are rampaging through London!

• A weakened Shade must stop them, even if it means exploring dangerous new aspects of the shadow dimension from which he draws his powers!

 

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art and cover by PHILIP TAN and RUY JOSE

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US

• ADAM sets out to reclaim the power of HE-MAN and find TEELA and MAN-AT-ARMS.

• SKELETOR releases his minions to destroy Adam and keep him from finding his fellow Masters.

 

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(The cover for SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 2 by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope)