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

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

By Alex Nagorski Monday, September 9th, 2013

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #4
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON, DUSTIN NGUYEN, MICHAEL ALLRED, LEE ALLRED, DAVID MACHO and SEAN “CHEEKS” GALLOWAY
Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT, DUSTIN NGUYEN, MICHAEL ALLRED, RUBEN PELLEJERO and SEAN “CHEEKS” GALLOWAY
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 48 pg, B&W, 4 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T

The latest issue of the new BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE miniseries serves up new tales of the Dark Knight from the creative talents of Nathan Edmondson and Kenneth Rocafort, Dustin Nguyen, Michael Allred and Lee Allred, David Macho and Ruben Pellejero and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway!

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #8
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art and cover by JOE BENNETT and BELARDINO BRABO
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Dr. Emil Hamilton seeks out Superman with some shocking news—not only has S.T.A.R. Labs discovered the location of Krypton, but as far as they can tell, the planet remains intact! Join ARROW showrunner Marc Guggenheim and superstar artist Joe Bennett as they take Superman on a journey that challenges everything he thought he knew about Krypton!

BATMAN ‘66 #6
Written by TOM PEYER and JEFF PARKER
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
1:25 Variant cover by JONATHAN CASE
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Guest writer Tom Peyer unleashes the Bookworm on the Dynamic Duo! At first, it appears that he’s only made a public display of stealing a giant, worthless check. But it’s actually a front for a more nefarious plot to uncover all of Batman’s secrets! And then get ready for Olga, Queen of the Cossacks.

BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #5
Written by KYLE HIGGINS and CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Art by THONY SILAS and IBAN COELLO
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

In the fallout of Rewire’s attack on Neo-Gotham, one of the original Batman’s foes makes a shocking return! Plus, the Justice League encounters the biggest threat they’ve ever faced when all the world’s technology starts to rebel! But who or what is behind this global crisis?

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
Written by DAN MISHKIN and JIM ZUBKAVICH
Art by TOM MANDRAKE and NEIL GOOGE
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

In “Without Sin,” when the disfigured body of a priest is uncovered at a Gotham City demolition site, all clues lead Batman to suspect one of his old foes. But in Gotham City, not everything is as it appears. Plus: In “Dr. Quinn’s Diagnosis,” Batman interrogates Harley Quinn, who might reveal her puddin’s secrets…if Batman agrees to one strange demand.

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #9
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by MICHAEL O’HARE
Cover by FRAZER IRVING
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

He-Man and his allies continue their desperate quest into the underworld of Subternia. Their goal: nothing less than the salvation of Eternia itself! But even if they have the right to ask the life-force of Zoar for aid, just what horrors and dangers stand in their way?

DC UNIVERSE VS. THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and TONY BEDARD
Art by DEXTER SOY
Cover by BERNARD CHANG
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

With the fate of the earth in the balance, it’s the final showdown between the DC heroes and the Masters of the Universe! Plus, Teela and John Constantine travel to a dark realm to rescue Superman and find the secret of reversing the enchantment that holds Earth’s champions under its spell.

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #12
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by MIKE S. MILLER and TOM DERENICK
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
1:10 DC Collectibles photo variant cover
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE

FINAL ISSUE—FOR NOW! Will a hero’s sacrifice have been in vain? Batman races against time to synthesize the pill that Luthor created to produce an army of super soldiers. He knows Superman is coming for him, but he has no choice but to try. Don’t miss the shocking turn of events that leads to the next phase of INJUSTICE!

SMALLVILLE: ALIEN #1
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR and DYM
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

A new SMALLVILLE miniseries begins! Superman has barely adjusted to his new status quo when he finds himself racing against time (and Lex Luthor!) to uncover the secret behind a Russian meteor strike. Something has fallen from space—and it looks an awful lot like a Monitor! Don’t miss “Alien” part 1 of 4!

DC COMICS ESSENTIALS: WATCHMEN #1
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art and cover by DAVE GIBBONS
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US

The unforgettable debut chapter that began the best-selling and most talked-about graphic novel of all time is back in a new, promotionally priced reprint! The saga of The Minutemen begins with a bang as the Comedian is brutally murdered—but who could have killed him?

DC COMICS ESSENTIALS: ACTION COMICS #1
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT
Cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • RATED T

The one and only Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) returns to Superman, joined by sensational artist Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS), to bring you tales of The Man of Steel unlike any you’ve ever read! Don’t miss this promotionally priced reprint of this cornerstone issue!

TEEN TITANS GO! #1
Written by SHOLLY FISCH and MERRILL HAGAN
Art by BEN BATES and JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Based on the hit new TV show, feast your eyes on this all-new, all-ages comic book series! Join Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven as they display their unique brand of hijinks, mayhem and justice! But giant pizza monsters aren’t the only dastardly and delicious villains on the menu…so dig in, Titans!

LOONEY TUNES #216
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Foghorn Leghorn knows all about clowning, and he’s willing to help Egghead with his new project. Who needs that big book the boy’s carrying around? Of course, when the big machine Egghead built starts churning out CLONES instead of clowns, who will help whom out of this sticky situation?

BEWARE THE BATMAN #3
Written by SCOTT BEATTY
Art and cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Tobias Whale has not forgotten the store of weapons sunk under Gotham City’s bay. He’s ready to salvage the ship, but Batman’s also made plans. When they collide undersea near the continental shelf, who will prevail?

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #9
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

When Batman and Robin chase the cunning Clayface into Gotham City’s biggest Comic-Con, they run into security, other heroes, and trouble! And on Labor Day, Jenna Duffy—carpenter to Gotham City’s criminal class—takes the day off. But will interruptions doom her personal project?

MAD MAGAZINE #525
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
That special season of gift-giving is here! This time, forget the coal in your loved ones’ stockings—instead, give them MAD!

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #40
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by TBD
Cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

The TexMex Shipping company delivers on time, every time—unless you live in Jackpot, which takes its “ghost town” reputation a little TOO seriously. Scooby and the gang are about to trade the Mystery Machine for a TexMex truck and go undercover to unmask a six-shootin’ specter!

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