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By Alex Nagorski Monday, November 12th, 2012

YOUNG ROMANCE: A NEW 52 VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL #1

Written by ANDY DIGGLE, ANN NOCENTI, CECIL CASTELLUCCI, PETER MILLIGAN and others

Art by GENE HA, EMANUELLA LUPPICHINNO, BECKY CLOONAN, PHIL JIMENEZ, SANFORD GREEN and others

Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 64 pg, FC, $7.99 US • RATED T

• Romance is in the air in this very special Special!

• Wonder Woman consults Eros himself about her feelings for The Man of Steel.

• Barbara Gordon has always been too busy for romance, but could her role as Batgirl bring her back to the first guy she ever kissed?

• Following the events of “Death in the Family,” how can Catwoman ease Batman’s troubled soul?

• Aquaman makes waves as he treats his wife like a queen for a day.

• From the pages of STORMWATCH, Apollo and Midnighter celebrate Valentine’s Day separately but with each other in mind. Who—or what—stands between them?

• Dick Grayson and the daughter of Lucious Fox meet-cute!

• Plus: Perforated Valentine’s Day cards featuring the stars of these stories!

 

ARROW #4

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM and ANDREW KREISBERG

Art by MIKE GRELL, JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO and ERIC NGUYEN

Cover by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital first adventures!

• In search of another target on his list, Arrow goes toe-to-toe with some of the most ruthless combatants the underworld has to offer.

 

AME-COMI GIRLS #5 FEATURING SUPERGIRL

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by SANTI CASAS

Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 40 pg, FC, 5 of 5, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital first adventures!

• Supergirl and her cousin Power Girl confront a full-on space invasion!

• Supergirl goes head-to-head with Brainiac and pays a heavy price.

• The first AME-COMI miniseries reaches its grand finale!

 

HUMAN BOMB #3

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art and cover by JERRY ORDWAY

On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 4, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The Human Bomb and Joan lead a military invasion into a hidden C.R.O.W.N. installation.

• They discover an alien invasion is in the works!

• Plus: The Human Bomb discovers his new abilities!

 

JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL #3

Written by B. CLAY MOORE

Art and cover by TONY HARRIS

On sale FEBRUARY 20 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Young William Massey receives an intriguing offer from Teagle and Sons.

• Years later, they leave him to his own devices when dealing with Der Karneval.

• Can he and Knuckles survive their first adventure together by relying on the memories of the Whistling Skulls that came before?

 

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #13

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

Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN, HOWARD PORTER, LIVESAY, NORM BREYFOGLE and JORGE CORONA

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale FEBRUARY 20 • 48 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital first adventures!

• Don’t miss the shocking conclusion to Batman Beyond’s epic “10,000 clowns”!

• The Justice League heads to Central City, where they encounter a deadly new enemy—and a speedy new ally!

• Now a prisoner on the planet Trillia, Superman bears witnesses to his role in the planet’s civil war!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #11

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art and cover by MICO SUAYAN

On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital first adventures!

• Based on the hit videogame Batman: Arkham City!

• The Joker stands trial — with Two-Face as judge and defense attorney!

• It’s a rogues gallery of Batman villains vs. The Joker!

 

JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #5

Written by JOE KUBERT, PAUL LEVITZ, BRIAN BUNIAK and SAM GLANZMAN

Art by JOE KUBERT, BRIAN BUNIAK and SAM GLANZMAN

Cover by JOE KUBERT

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 48 pg, no interior ads, FC, 5 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T

• “Farewell,” by Paul Levitz and Joe Kubert—a Sgt. Rock tale that’s unlike any you’ve read before!

• Two more tales from Joe Kubert: “The Biker” and “Spit.”

• Plus: Sam Glanzman unveils a new tale of U.S.S. Stevens, and the latest “Angel and the Ape” chapter by Brian Buniak.

 

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #5

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art and cover by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR

On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• Gotham City private eye Slam Bradley finds himself in quite a predicament…

• Caught between the Black Mask gang, the GCPD, and Batman, Slam is desperate. Does he have one final ace left up his sleeve?

 

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #10

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by JORGE JIMENEZ

Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• Superman races to find answers as mysterious “speed storms” begin to break out across the globe.

• Lex hands Tess an ultimatum: Reveal everything she knows about the Man of Steel, or face oblivion.

 

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #10

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• General Zod escaped from the Phantom Zone…to open up a hot dog stand?

• Can Superman save Metropolis from the fiery footsteps of fifty-foot frankfurters?! Maybe—but can we let him finish his lunch first?

 

LOONEY TUNES #211

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE

On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Porky Pig is taking driving lessons—and Daffy Duck is his teacher!

• Join Daffy and Porky on a wild ride!

 

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #11

Written by CECIL CASTELLUCCI

Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• The Interceptor needs repairs, so the crew visits a junk depot! But the asteroid’s inhabitants aren’t happy about these visitors…

• And things get even worse when more ships arrive!

 

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #30

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art by SCOTT NEELY

Cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• The gang takes a trip to New Orleans and discovers a curse of zombie-fying proportions!

• Can Mystery, Inc. crack the case before falling victim themselves?

 

YOUNG JUSTICE #25

Written by GREG WEISMAN

Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

On sale FEBRUARY 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • FINAL ISSUE

• The heroes make their last stand against Kylstar and Brainiac!

• Metropolis is still in danger, but now the entire planet risks destruction!

• Deadshot hits his target!

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #2

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art and cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• Based on the upcoming DC fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, the creators of Mortal Kombat.

• A new world order seizes the reins of power, forcing heroes to face each other in a fight to save humanity

• It’s hero versus hero in thunderous battles that decimate the world around them

 

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: DARK RIDERS HC

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art by NEIL GOOGE

Cover by SAMWISE DIDIER and ALEX HORLEY

On sale APRIL 17 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In this new, original WORLD OF WARCRAFT graphic novel, a stalwart mage searches for a powerful artifact, stolen by Dark Riders, only to find his son accused of murder. A righteous priest, driven by a mysterious fervor, investigates a savage Wolf Cult. As the paths of these two men join, a fantastic adventure emerges! Supported by a cast of brave heroes, the two find out just how dangerous the wolf cult and dark riders are.

 

LOT 13 #5

Written by STEVE NILES

Art and cover by GLENN FABRY

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

• The Nelson family’s sojourn is almost over—but will they make it out alive?

• “Only the Devil knows for sure.”

 

INSURGENT #2

Written by F.J. DeSANTO and TODD FARMER

Art and cover by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO

On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Forced out of exile, legendary insurgent hunter John Ravane meets the new team of commandos assigned to help him track and eliminate the government’s missing super soldiers. But after learning the horrible secrets behind the program, Ravane’s reluctance to participate in the mission continues to grow.

• Meanwhile, the escaped insurgents, led by a mysterious masked leader, launch the battle for the country’s fate with a daring raid on the command center. Are Ravane and his team ready for the onslaught?

• An epic, original vision of the future continues in this thrilling, action-packed miniseries!

 

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(The cover for YOUNG ROMANCE: A NEW 52 VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL #1 by Kenneth Rocafort)

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