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By Alex Nagorski Monday, February 11th, 2013

HARLAN ELLISON’S® 7 AGAINST CHAOS HC

Written by HARLAN ELLISON

Art and cover by PAUL CHADWICK

On sale JULY 10 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Harlan Ellison, science fiction’s brightest luminary, has joined forces with multi-award-winning artist Paul Chadwick, creator of Concrete, to bring you 7 AGAINST CHAOS, a graphic novel that is singular, powerful and unpredictable. This extraordinary odyssey of mystery and adventure will take you to the rim of reality and beyond.

In a distant future, Earth is in grave danger: The fabric of reality itself is unraveling, leading to catastrophic natural disasters, displaced souls appearing from bygone eras, and sudden, shocking cases of spontaneous combustion. The only hope for Earth’s survival is a force of seven warriors, each with his or her special abilities. But can these alien Seven Samurai learn to get along in time to find the source of the gathering chaos and save all of reality?

 

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1

Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD, AARON JOHNSTON and JEFF PARKER

Art by CHRIS SPROUSE, KARL STORY and CHRIS SAMNEE

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

On sale MAY 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Don’t miss the debut of this all-new, digital-first series starring The Man of Tomorrow, written and illustrated by some of comics’ finest talents!

Journey into Superman’s past in a tale written by acclaimed Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, with art by TOM STRONG’s Chris Sprouse and Karl Story! Plus, witness Superman’s first encounter with the work of Lex Luthor, brought to you by Jeff Parker (Hulk) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)!

 

ARROW #7

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM and ANDREW KREISBERG

Art by ALLAN JEFFERSON, LE BEAU UNDERWOOD, VICTOR DRUJINIU, JUAN CASTRO and XERMANICO

Cover by BARRY KITSON

On sale MAY 22 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Deathstroke’s origin revealed! You do not want to miss this! Plus: The Arrow pairs up with a familiar face to stop a madman with a Robin Hood complex, and when Oliver and Diggle get carjacked, they’re forced to take down the criminals using unconventional means.

 

AME-COMI GIRLS #3

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by SANTI CASAS

Cover by SANFORD GREENE

On sale MAY 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Introducing Jade, the Green Lantern of the Ame-Comi Universe! But can she stop the new villain known as the Flying Guillotine? Plus: Power Girl goes head-to-head with Star Sapphire!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #14

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO

Cover by MICO SUAYAN

On sale MAY 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Based on the hit videogame Batman: Arkham City! In this issue, learn about Batman’s relationship with Talia al Ghul before the events of Arkham City! But what is the purpose of Talia’s surprise appearance at Bruce Wayne’s speaking engagement…in Metropolis?

 

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #16

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

Art by NORM BREYFOGLE, HOWARD

PORTER, LIVESAY and BEN CALDWELL

Cover by NORM BREYFOGLE

On sale MAY 22 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

In “Batman Beyond,” Terry squares off against the sinister Shriek, while Max uncovers the shocking truth about Undercloud. Plus: The Justice League continues the search for Kai-Ro, and you won’t believe who’s coming to the rescue in “Superman Beyond”!

 

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #8

Written by PAUL TOBIN and RICARDO SANCHEZ

Art by TRADD MOORE and SERGIO SANDOVAL

Cover by TRADD MOORE

On sale MAY 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

In “Carved,” the new crime wave in Gotham City is stranger than ever. Will Batman solve the puzzle in time to save the citizens’ lives? Plus: The Dark Knight’s investigation into a missing mythological creature created by taxidermy takes a turn for the even more bizarre when he stumbles onto a living version of the creature in “Unnatural Selection!”

 

JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL #6

Written by B. CLAY MOORE

Art and cover by TONY HARRIS

On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, 6 of 6, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Dr. Hellman’s escaped experiment gains our sympathy, and John Singleton, the sixth Skull, is still in need of a rescue. Will his successor complete the job in Switzerland in time to lend a hand? The miniseries comes to its epic conclusion here!

 

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 SPECIAL #1

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by AXEL GIMENEZ and DIANA EGEA

Cover by CAT STAGGS

On sale MAY 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Detective John Jones, the Martian Manhunter, steps into the Smallville spotlight in “Effigy,” a stand-alone adventure! A grisly murder in Gotham City sends Martian Manhunter on a quest to confront his past. Guest-starring Batman and Nightwing!

 

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #13

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by DANIEL HDR

Cover by PETE WOODS

On sale MAY 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

An all-new episode begins with “Argo” part 1 of 3! Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes try to stop war between Earth and a shocking enemy! Plus, a glitch in Booster Gold’s Legion flight ring propels the “Gold Standard,” his trusty robot Skeets and The Man of Steel into the 31st century.

 

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #2

Written by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

In the second issue of the new, digital-first series, the search for a missing holiday choir leads Batman and Nightwing into a confrontation with Mr. Freeze! But in this heartfelt Christmas tale, the frozen fiend’s motives aren’t as nefarious as they seem…

And on a festive New Year’s Eve, Catwoman thinks she’ll be spending a quiet night at home, contemplating her New Year’s resolutions—until Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn show up, that is!

 

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #13

Written by IVAN COHEN

Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

The Interceptor crew visits an old friend for the intergalactic Aftel Cup Race! Hal puts his friend’s car through its paces as a mysterious competitor helps him out—and why is Lobo determined to stop him?

 

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #33

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE

On sale MAY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Heavy metal rock band “Smooch” is scared silly when the ghost of Johnny B. Badd shows up and puts on a show-stopping performance! Can Mystery Inc. crack the case and bring back the music?

 

INSURGENT #5

Written by F.J. DeSANTO and TODD SMITH

Art and cover by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO

On sale MAY 8 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+

The action in Manhattan heats up as Cindy Ford attempts a rescue mission and John Ravane battles the Insurgent Leader. And as President Chong looks on in horror, his secret machinations are revealed! When Ravane makes his final choice, will anyone be left standing?

 

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Art by POP MHAN

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

In the second issue of the new, ongoing series, Hordak’s forces have invaded Eternia, and Despara’s identity is revealed! But what is her relationship to He-Man? And will he be able to stop her from killing everyone he loves?

 

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF HORDAK #1

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and BRIAN KEENE

Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH

One-shot • On sale MAY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

How does one go about becoming a demigod? And, what the heck is a demigod anyway? These questions and more will be answered in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF HORDAK! Travel to the distant past and learn how the old gods died and how Hordak went from being a conquerer of the cosmos to something very like a god.

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #5

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK and TOM DERENICK

Cover by DREW JOHNSON

On sale MAY 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Based on the upcoming DC fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat! Batman has two allies: Damian and Dick Grayson. One is with him, while the other has joined Superman’s cause. The conflict between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is about to turn very personal. Plus: The Flash travels to Australia and ponders his own allegiances.

 

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(ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 variant cover by Chris Samnee)

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