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By Alex Nagorski Monday, October 14th, 2013

INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #1
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO
Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK
On sale JANUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

The best-selling prequel to the hit videogame picks up right where it left off! Year one is over—now, year two begins. The death of one of their own has divided Earth’s protectors as hero turns against hero. As Superman’s iron grip on the world tightens, at the edge of the galaxy, fear approaches...

SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: A CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #1
Written by JOSH ELDER
Art and cover by ADAM ARCHER
1:25 DC Collectibles variant cover
On sale JANUARY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

It’s here! Straight from the hit video game Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure comes an all-new, all-ages adventure featuring Maxwell, Lily and as many DC characters as you can imagine! You don’t want to miss this!

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES #1
Written by COLLEEN DORAN
Art and cover by TONY SHASTEEN
1:25 Photo variant cover
On sale JANUARY 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • DIGITAL FIRST

Elena, Stefan and Damon make their comics debut in a new series based on the hit CW television show! This anthology series will bring some of comics’ greatest talents to Mystic Falls and set them loose to bring the characters to life. Or death. They are vampires, you know.

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #5
Written by IVAN BRANDON, KEITH GIFFEN, BLAIR BUTLER, LEN WEIN and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by PAOLO RIVERA, JAVIER PULIDO, CHRIS WESTON, VICTOR IBANEZ and ANDREW ROBINSON
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On sale JANUARY 8 • 48 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T

The Dark Knight’s adventures continue in this latest issue of BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE, featuring stories by superstar teams including Ivan Brandon and Paolo Rivera, Keith Giffen and Javier Pulido, Blair Butler and Chris Weston, Len Wein and Victor Ibanez, and Jimmy Palmiotti and Andrew Robinson!

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #9
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Art by EDUARDO FRANCISCO
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale JANUARY 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Avert your eyes! Down on the ground! It’s not a bird! It’s not a plane! It am Bizarro!

BATMAN ‘66 #7
Written by JEFF PARKER and TOM PEYER
Art by CHRISTOPHER JONES and DEREC DONOVAN
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale JANUARY 22 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Horrors! Bruce Wayne is trying to scam a jewelry store and put the blame on poor Aunt Harriet? Or could it actually be the work of that mysterious master of disguises, False Face? Then, find out how crime really pays when the Clown Prince of Crime tries to downsize his mob in “The Joker’s Layoff Riot.”

BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #6
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE and KYLE HIGGINS
Art by IBAN COELLO and THONY SILAS
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
On sale JANUARY 22 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

In “Justice League Beyond, ”Brainiac returns to a world more reliant on computers than ever before! Meanwhile in “Batman Beyond,” Terry joins forces with an unlikely ally in his fight against a deadly new foe!

DC UNIVERSE VS. THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #6
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and TONY BEDARD
Art by DEXTER SOY
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale JANUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

FINAL ISSUE! It’s all-out action as the heroes of the DC Universe and the Masters of the Universe join forces to battle Skeletor and his mysterious Dark Master, with the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance. But what will prove to be more important to Skeletor: his desire to destroy He-Man and his allies, or his distaste for taking orders from anyone?

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #10
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by MICHAEL O’HARE
Cover by POP MHAN
On sale JANUARY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Randor’s desperate quest to bring back The Sorceress continues. Deep within Subternia, the Masters of the Universe face unimaginable horrors. The harrowing nightmares of the Ring of Dreams threaten to overwhelm He-Man and Randor. Meanwhile, on the Ring of Earth, Moss Man is dying. The final gamble of the King may prove to be fatal.

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 SPECIAL #4
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art and cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale JANUARY 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Jay Garrick has opened a school for youth with special talents and abilities, to train a promising new generation of Super Heroes. However, things fall apart as a mysterious foe, determined to take down the new Titans team, attacks the San Francisco Pier—pushing these young heroes to their absolute limits.

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: ALIEN #2
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR and DYM
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale JANUARY 8 • 40 pg, FC, 2 of 4, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

When Superman revealed himself to the world, he knew some repercussions would be out of his control. He never expected this, though! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor’s trip to Russia brings him face to face with a Monitor—and his own mortality.

BEWARE THE BATMAN #4
Written by IVAN COHEN
Art and cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
On sale JANUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Just when Batman is able to provide Kirk Langstrom (a.k.a. Man-Bat) with a possible cure to his affliction, a different man-sized bat begins terrorizing Gotham City! But who is this shadowy new foe? And where did he come from?

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM VOL. 1 TP
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Don’t miss these holiday-centric, all-ages tales starring Batman and all his crimefighting compadres from BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #1-6! This title includes appearances by The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn!

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #10
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JANUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Ivy looks forward to every fruitful season—except fall, where there is nothing but barren earth to take care of! Join Harley and Selina as they scour the town for something to cheer Ivy up. Also, what secret is hidden deep in the east wing of Wayne Manor? Only Alfred knows for sure!

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #41
Written by SCOTT GROSS
Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale JANUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

When the Mystery Inc. Gang takes an unexpected Midwestern detour, they make the best of it by visiting sites left by prehistoric North American culture known as the Mound Builders. But have the legendary Annunaki made a return appearance, or is someone looking for the secrets of the mound for themselves?

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #2
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale JANUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Holy overactive imagination! When Scarecrow attacks using his fear gas, only humans are affected, leaving Batman, Robin and the Mystery Inc. gang trapped facing “monsters” from their own imaginations. Now, it’s up to canine crusaders Scooby-Doo and Ace the Bat-Hound to save the day!