Beyond The New 52 Group Solicits (March 2014)
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 8:00am
BLACK CANARY AND ZATANNA: BLOODSPELL HC
Written by PAUL DINI
Art and cover by JOE QUINONES
On sale MAY 21 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US
Two of the DC Universe’s brightest stars join forces in this original graphic novel!
A year ago, Black Canary infiltrated a gang of female criminals set to pull a dangerous heist at a Las Vegas casino. Its leader was skilled in hand-to-hand combat and more than a passing interest in black magic. Rather than be captured by Canary or the law, she went to her death, vowing to get revenge on Canary! Now, one year later, death stalks those gang members, and Canary must turn to her friend Zatanna to help investigate.
This title also includes a special sketchbook section.
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #11
Written by JIM KRUEGER
Art and cover by NEIL EDWARDS and SCOTT HANNA
1:10 DC Collectibles Variant cover
On sale MARCH 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
After learning about the Last Son of Krypton, a troubled alien travels from a distant galaxy to meet Superman…and to confess the horrible secret that he was Krypton’s Green Lantern.
BATMAN ‘66 #9
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU and RUBEN PROCOPIO
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MARCH 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
They’re caught in a trap – and they can’t walk out! Make that several traps, all arranged by Zelda the Great! Zelda’s trying to learn new tricks for her stage act, and she wants Batman and Robin to show her how to escape them…whether they want to or not. Plus: the Dynamic Duo heads west for a showdown with Shame!
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #8
Written by KYLE HIGGINS and CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by IBAN COELLO, THONY SILAS and ERIC WIGHT
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
On sale MARCH 19 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In Justice League Beyond, the battle against Brainiac hits Paradise Island! But with a new body made of Nth metal, this Brainiac may be unstoppable! Meanwhile, the Man-Bat saga reaches its conclusion! Will Terry make the ultimate sacrifice to save Neo-Gotham? Plus, discover more about the relationship between Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon – past and future!
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #2
Written by FRANK HANNAH, CHARLES SOULE and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by WES CRAIG, DENNIS CALERO, MARCO TURINI, DREW JOHNSON and DEXTER SOY
Cover by ED BENES
On sale MARCH 12 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T
In “I Hate When He Does That,” Bruce wonders if his youthful tour of Thailand with Alfred might be coming back to haunt him. Then, in “Riddler in the Dark,” can the Dark Knight solve a trail of E. Nigma’s riddles before it’s too late? Finally, Frank Hannah contributes a trio of stories of how a trauma in Bruce Wayne’s past impacts his present and the future of Gotham City’s criminal set, illustrated by some of comics’ hottest artists.
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #12
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by MICHAEL O’HARE
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MARCH 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The dramatic conclusion to “What Lies Within.” With He-Man captured, it’s up to Teela and the rest of their allies to try to overcome their enemy and his overwhelming forces. But what price will come with victory? One hero has already been tragically lost and one will be transformed forever. A major chapter in the history of the Masters of the Universe concludes, as another is about to begin.
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: A CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #3
Written by JOSH ELDER
Art by ADAM ARCHER and BEN BATES
Cover by ADAM ARCHER
On sale MARCH 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
Maxwell and Lily’s journey takes them to the Watchtower, where they find themselves face-to-face with the Justice League! But as Batman analyzes the technology used against them, chaos begins to break out all over the universe – and the villain behind it all is revealed!
INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #3
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO
Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK
On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Superman’s increasing hold over the Earth has concerned the Guardians of the Universe. And with Hal Jordan believing in Superman’s world vision, his allegiance to the Green Lantern Corps is being tested. So under the direction of the Guardians, two more Lanterns – Guy Gardner and John Stewart – are sent on a diplomatic mission to Earth to see the effect of Superman’s rule.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES #3
Written by COLLEEN DORAN
Art and cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale MARCH 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • DIGITAL FIRST
Damon returns to Mystic Falls carrying a Confederate communiqué, too ill to deliver it promptly. Will Katherine’s lust for revenge against the young woman chosen to heal this fine specimen of Southern manhood lead to disaster for The Cause?
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: ALIEN #4
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR, DYM and ROB LEAN
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale MARCH 12 • 40 pg, FC, 4 of 4, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In this final miniseries issue, Lex Luthor needs help, and there’s only one man for the job. And that man is…Otis? Meanwhile, Clark finally makes contact with S.T.A.R. Labs, and Emil has some information that may make the fight against the Monitor survivable.
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #43
Written by HEATHER NUHFER
Art and cover by EDUARDO GARCIA
On sale MARCH 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
The Mystery Machine pulls into a small town as the gang plans for some rest and relaxation. But the video game Shaggy and Scooby buy has a problem: the game’s villain, Lord Vicious, has been terrorizing the local townspeople! Will they solve the mystery before this menace wins the game?
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #3
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale MARCH 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
A magical imp is causing havoc in Gotham City, and the Dynamic Duo is looking for help from Scooby and the gang! But when Scooby gets his own “greatest fan” from the Fifth Dimension, can even Batman, Robin, and Mystery Inc. outwit two unpredictable imps to deal with the spooky, magical hijinks of…Scooby-Mite?!
BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #12
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale MARCH 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE
Damian’s fowlest friend Jerry has disappeared, but the people of Gotham City are not helping in his search for a missing turkey. This November, the Condiment King is making a Sandwich Day run! Then we close out the year with a bang before taking a long winter’s nap.
BEWARE THE BATMAN #6
Written by MATTHEW W. MANNING
Art and cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
In a story told entirely from first-person perspective, Alfred Pennyworth searches for Batman, who’s in the midst of a fight for his life! Can Alfred get there in time?