BEYOND DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Group Solicits (October 2013)

BEYOND DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Group Solicits (October 2013)

By Alex Nagorski Monday, July 8th, 2013

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #2
Written by RAFAEL GRANPA, DAN DIDIO, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, JEFF LEMIRE and MICHAEL USLAN
Art by RAFAEL GRAMPA, J.G. JONES, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, ALEX NINO and DAVE BULLOCK
Cover by JIM STERANKO
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 48 pg, B&W, 2 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T

The Eisner Award-winning series continues with a second amazing issue! Don’t miss new takes on the Dark Knight from legendary creators including Rafael Grampá, Dan DiDio and J.G. Jones, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire and Alex Niño, and Michael Uslan and Dave Bullock! Plus, a cover by the amazing Jim Steranko!

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #6
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art by MARCUS TO
Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

A young Superman faces a threat like he’s never seen before when a powerful alien warlord named Mongul shows up on Earth’s doorstep looking for trouble! Will Superman heed the counsel of his Kryptonian father? Or will the words of a certain silver-tongued Phantom Zone prisoner cloud his judgment?

AME-COMI GIRLS #8
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by ADAM ARCHER and STEVEN CUMMINGS
Cover by EDUARDO FRANCISCO
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE

Three new Ame-Comi Girls go on three separate solo missions to wrap up the series. Big Barda provokes a head-to-head confrontation with Darkseid, White Canary evens the odds in Vegas, and Mera defends Seattle from an attack by her evil half-sister, Black Manta.

ARROW #12
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by VICTOR DRUJINIU, JUAN CASTRO, ALLAN JEFFERSON and JONAS TRINDADE
Photo cover
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE

After the shocking events of the season one finale, Oliver reflects on the regrets of his past...and his course of action for the future. Plus, when a pilot gets in deep with the wrong kind of people, the Starling City vigilante becomes an unlikely ally in the fight to save his family.

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #10
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK, MIKE S. MILLER and TOM DERENICK
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
1:10 DC Collectibles Photo cover
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Hoping to stop Batman’s behind-the-scenes maneuvering, Superman has decided to take him out of the game. He’s going to go worldwide with the news that the Caped Crusader is really Bruce Wayne. But at the last minute, Batman plays his one remaining ace. He’s about to turn off the lights on the JLA’s satellite headquarters.

BATMAN ‘66 #4
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by JONATHAN CASE
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Batman and Robin head to 1960s London to take on The Mad Hatter! When the Caped Crusader hears that hats are being stolen from England’s famous Beefeaters, he knows it can only be the work of Jervis Tetch. But something’s also amiss at Big Ben. Could the Clock King be up to his old tricks?

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #19
Written by KAREN TRAVISS
Art by TONY SHASTEEN
Cover by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Mayor Sharp is furious when low-level criminals are ordered out of his new Arkham City facility. But Councilman Groves has a plan to send them all packing. Meanwhile, Batman gets an unexpected new ally in his quest to uncover The Bookbinder: Catwoman!

BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #3
Written by KYLE HIGGINS and CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Art by THONY SILAS and IBAN COELLO
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

As Superman journeys into the mists of the Phantom Zone, the rest of the Justice League squares off against an army of rogue Superman robots! Plus, who is the powerful and mysterious Rewire? And what twisted plans does he have for Batman?

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #13
Written by PETER MILLIGAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI and FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE

Batman returns to his low-tech roots after years of counting on WayneTech gadgetry in “Return of Batman.” Then, when The Dark Knight takes one of Gotham City’s unluckiest criminals into protective custody, Thirteen forces him to reconsider in “Unlucky 13.”

DC UNIVERSE VS. THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #3
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by DEXTER SOY
Cover by ED BENES
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

After the shocking ending to issue #2, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe find themselves hunted by the Justice League. In the midst of the chaos, Skeletor’s plan moves into its next, dangerous phase!

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #7
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by RAFAEL KAYANAN
Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

A new adventure begins here! With Eternia still occupied by the Horde, He-Man and King Randor lead a small group of Masters on a quest to find the one object that might free Eternia! Join the new creative team of Dan Abnett and Rafael Kayanan as they take He-Man and the Masters of the Universe into their next great chapter!

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #18
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Diana’s mysterious past may hold the key to helping Superman stop Faust in the present—but the warlock isn’t working alone! Enter Hades, Lord of the Underworld! “Olympus” continues in part 3 of 4.

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 SPECIAL #3
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by BENI LOBEL
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale OCTOBER 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

In the one-shot tale “Hollow,” newly digitized Tess Mercer is faced with the ultimate question: Can she set aside her obsession with getting revenge on her brother, Lex Luthor, to become the hero Metropolis’s protectors know she’s destined to become?

BEWARE THE BATMAN #1
Written by IVAN COHEN
Art and cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
1:25 Animation art variant cover
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

DC Nation proudly presents: BEWARE THE BATMAN, a new, all-ages series! Bruce Wayne spent years learning crime-fighting techniques from his butler (and former secret agent) Alfred Pennyworth. Now he’s ready to take on Gotham City’s criminal underground as the Batman!

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #7
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

During Japan’s Month of Waters, Aquaman calls upon The Dark Knight—so get ready for a battle of GIGANTIC proportions as the Bat-family faces robots, sea monsters and more in “Minazuki.” Then, on Independence Day, Uncle Sam implores his villainous friends to steal all the fireworks for one explosive celebration!

LOONEY TUNES #215
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Acme has a product for everyone—but what about an evil scientist? Daffy Duck visits a castle and uses his finest Acme salesman techniques to find out! An evil scientist, eager to return to his fiendish experiment, leads Daffy through a booby-trapped castle to get rid of him. How will Daffy’s sales techniques hold up against a castle of antics?

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #38
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by SCOTT NEELY
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

When the monsters from a late-night horror movie TV show become all too real, they scare the hostess right out of her fright wig and straight to Mystery Inc. for help! Join the gang as they dress up and host the TV show themselves to unravel what’s really causing a scene behind the set!

MAD MAGAZINE #524
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Halloween is right around the corner—before you rot your teeth, rot your brain with MAD!

DCE ESSENTIALS: BATMAN #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • RATED T

A new era began with this first DC Comics—The New 52 BATMAN issue, as the superstar team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo set The Dark Knight on the road to discovering the deadly Court of Owls!

DCE ESSENTIALS: WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • RATED T

In this first DC Comics—The New 52 WONDER WOMAN issue, the gods walk among us! Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life – and when Wonder Woman learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. Beginning a stunning new direction for Wonder Woman!

DCE ESSENTIALS: THE SANDMAN #1
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by SAM KIETH and MIKE DRINGENBERG
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

A chapter from the issue that launched the most acclaimed comics series ever is reprinted! Morpheus is introduced when the Order of Ancient Mysteries attempts to summon Death but instead seizes Dream. Freed after 70 years of confinement, Morpheus emerges in the present day and exacts a terrifying vengeance upon his captor…

DCE ESSENTIALS: V FOR VENDETTA #1
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art and cover by DAVID LLOYD
On sale OCTOBER 30 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

In a dystopian future London, young Evey Hammond is rescued from officers of the law called Fingerman by a mysterious, Guy Fawkes mask-wearing man called V. And while the government tightens its grip on the people of London, V wages a one-man war against its reign. Reprinting a chapter of the groundbreaking first issue.