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By Alex Nagorski Monday, March 11th, 2013

ARROW #8
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM and ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by OMAR FRANCIA, SERGIO SANDOVAL, POL GAS, VICTOR DRUJINIU and JUAN CASTRO
Photo cover
On sale JUNE 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Felicity makes a new “friend,” while Arrow encounters a threat unlike anything he’s ever faced before! Plus, don’t miss Deadshot’s shocking return in this must-read issue!

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #2
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING, BRYAN J.L. GLASS, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING, JOELLE JONES, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and SAL BUSCEMA
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
On sale JUNE 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you all-new, non-continuity short stories featuring the Man of Steel himself — SUPERMAN! This month’s issue features a super artist lineup featuring the work of Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), Joëlle Jones (FABLES), and Giuseppe Camuncoli (Superior Spider-Man) with Sal Buscema (The Incredible Hulk)!

AME-COMI GIRLS #4
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO FRANCISCO and DEREC DONOVAN
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
On sale JUNE 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

In this epic issue, Power Girl and Green Lantern battle Star Sapphire while The Atom goes inside Supergirl’s brain to remove the last vestige of Brainiac! Plus: Prepare for the origin and coming of…Sinestra!

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #15
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by DAVIDE FABBRI
Cover by ERIC NGUYEN
On sale JUNE 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Hugo Strange makes a last, desperate attempt to strike Batman where he lives. While The Dark Knight is otherwise engaged behind the walls of Arkham City, Strange’s Tyger Guards descend upon a seemingly undefended Wayne Manor. It’s up to Nightwing, Robin and Alfred to show them they’re not welcome.

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #17
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by NORM BREYFOGLE, HOWARD PORTER, LIVESAY and BEN CALDWELL
Cover by HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY
On sale JUNE 19 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

The plot thickens in Batman Beyond as Undercloud’s plan comes to light! Plus, The Justice League’s new ally is revealed, and don’t miss the epic conclusion of Superman Beyond!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #9
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE and RAY FAWKES
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK and STEPHANE ROUX
Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK
On sale JUNE 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Scarecrow believes that fear is your friend, and he wants to help Batman get in touch with that emotion. Will his new fear toxin succeed? And in “Tap Tap,” Batman sets out to trap a thief in the home of a billionaire investment banker but falls afoul of a security system far more elaborate than he expected. Guest-starring Catwoman!

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #14
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by DANIEL HDR
Cover by PETE WOODS
On sale JUNE 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Reunited with Supergirl, Clark must find a way to keep the peace between EarthGov, the Legion, and all of…New Krypton?! Plus, Booster Gold and Skeets struggle to find their place in a world that doesn’t want—or need—their help. Superman’s 31st-century adventure continues in “Argo” part 2 of 3.

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #6
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK and MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale JUNE 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Batman recovers from a devastating tragedy with only Catwoman at his side, and then goes underground to start developing the resistance against Superman’s new world order—but The Man of Steel is about to take the battle to the next level. Collects three chapters from the digital-first series inspired by the highly anticipated game.

LOONEY TUNES #213
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by ROBERT POPE and JOHN McRAE
On sale JUNE 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Sylvester’s not a dog, he’s a cat. And he’s not old, he’s young—at least, young at heart! When Clarence offers his services as a business training consultant, will Sylvester come out ahead? Or without his head?

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #3
Written by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JUNE 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

It’s Valentine’s Day in Gotham City, and The Joker’s having a rough time. Not only does he hate the holiday, but when his plan to ruin it for everyone else backfires, he becomes the target of many fan-favorite females’ affections! And in the second story, set against the backdrop of Gotham City’s Lunar New Year celebrations, Damian and Katana team up to take down some thieves. But when they get captured, can some “old” allies save them?

MAD PRESENTS SUPERMAN #1
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale JUNE 12 • 64 pg, FC, $4.99 US

MAD and The Man of Steel have always had a very...special relationship. Now, MAD exploits that relationship with this new magazine-sized special that collects movie parodies, special features and laughs galore!

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #34
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale JUNE 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

When an alien abducts an important public figure and the Mystery Machine, it’s up to Scooby and the gang to crack the case and get their wheels back!

ASTRO CITY #1
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover A by ALEX ROSS (featuring heroes)
Cover B by ALEX ROSS (featuring villains)
On sale JUNE 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ASTRO CITY is back in a new, ongoing monthly series that showcases old heroes and new, as The Ambassador comes to Earth, and an ordinary man is caught up in a cosmic conflict! Featuring the return of favorites like Samaritan and Honor Guard, and the debut of some new sensations! Plus, the seeds of a new mystery: Who is the Broken Man? The entire award-winning creative team is back to kick off a new epoch of the human and the super human. Get in on the ground floor of Astro City’s next epic!

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BLOODSWORN HC
Written by DOUG WAGNER
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK, RICHARD FRIEND, JOE WEEMS and LIVESAY
Cover by SAMWISE DIDIER and ALEX HORLEY
On sale AUGUST 7 • 152 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In this new WORLD OF WARCRAFT original graphic novel, the Cataclysm rips through Azeroth as Warchief Garrosh Hellscream orders the best warriors of the Horde to come forward and serve in a new army, lest their foes in the Alliance sense weakness and attack. We meet these warriors as they come forward—from very different lands, backgrounds, traditions. Will they be able to overcome their differences and work together to serve the Horde, especially when challenged by a powerful, unfamiliar race claiming to be the real rulers of Azeroth?

DIABLO: SWORD OF JUSTICE TP
Written by AARON WILLIAMS
Art and cover by JOSEPH LACROIX
On sale JULY 3 • 120 pg, FC, $14.99 US

From the world and legends of Sanctuary, the setting for the award-winning Diablo video game, comes this tale of a hero’s birth. Jacob has fled his homeland in the north, hunted by his kinsmen for the crime of murder. Led by the visions of an ancient prophet, pursued by his friends, Jacob finds his destiny—but will he be able to claim the sword that could save his people, if not the world, before he’s brought to justice? Collecting the 5-issue miniseries!

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #3
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art and cover by POP MHAN
On sale JUNE 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Castle Grayskull under siege! He-Man must rally the Masters of the Universe As Despara and legions of Hordak’s troops march towards the castle. While He-Man vows to protect the last unconquered place in Eternia, Despera vows to destroy it and everyone within!

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE VOL. 1 TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON, KEITH GIFFEN and GEOFF JOHNS
Art by PHILIP TAN, HOWARD PORTER and others
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
On sale JULY 10 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In this first He-Man collection featuring issues #1-6 and digital chapter #1, Prince Adam sets out to reclaim the mantle of HE-MAN. But around every turn the evil Skeletor seeks to destroy the young hero and keep him from finding his fellow Masters of the Universe.

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(Cover A for ASTRO CITY #1 by Alex Ross)

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