DC Sneak Peeks: Batman Beyond, Grayson, Martian Manhunter, Gotham Academy and More!

Can't wait for our new June comics? We don't blame you, which is why we're giving you a sneak peek of each and every one of them in all of this month's Convergence comics and right here on DCComics.com! Below, you can read original, eight-page standalone stories from ten of our eagerly awaited upcoming comics. These aren't excerpts from the June issues—these are original short stories that set up what awaits you next month. Enjoy!

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Katana

After the death of her husband at the hands of the Yakuza, martial arts expert and samurai master Tatsu Yamashiro journeyed to America, where she became the vigilante hero known as Katana.

However, Katana's quest for justice isn't a solo affair—the souls of her dead husband and countless others currently reside in her sword, the mystical blade known as the Soultaker.

Trained in martial arts and swordsmanship from a young age, Katana possesses vast combat skills and tactical expertise. She has served as a member of the Outsiders, Birds of Prey, the Suicide Squad and most recently, the Justice League of America under Colonel Steve Trevor and Amanda Waller.

Despite her commitment to her heroic duties, Katana still seeks to free the souls trapped her in sword, attempting to resolve their personal conflicts in order to grant them peace—desperately hoping one day the soul she frees will be that of her husband so he may finally be at rest.

Amanda Waller

Someone has to do the dirty work. In the DC Universe, that someone is Amanda Waller. She's intimidating, formidable and downright ruthless. She uses those traits to her advantage, and anyone who goes up against her quickly learns how she earned her nickname, “The Wall.”

Waller pulled herself up from rough beginnings to serve her country as a covert agent before becoming Director of the Advanced Research Group for Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.). In this role, she created a highly classified team of super-villains known as Task Force X. The members of this specialized covert team are forced to go on whatever assignments Waller deems will serve the greater good. Refuse and members learn that the risky missions aren’t the only reason the team’s commonly referred to as the Suicide Squad.

As the Squad’s leader, Waller often acts coldly and doesn't hesitate to put the team in near-impossible situations. She doesn't follow any standardized moral guidebook but instead operates by her own rules. The missions she assigns to the team serve a higher purpose…in theory. Being compassionate isn't an asset in Waller's line of work, but acting without emotion means she's not always so different from the villains in the Squad. In leading them, Waller has to be careful not to become one of them. If it’s not already too late.

DC All Access - Ep 313 - Suicide Squad Revealed + CM Punk's Strange New Comic

Tiffany and Jason are back with an all new episode of DC All Access, and it's a strange one...as in Strange Sports Stories! Yes, Jason talks with the one and only CM Punk about his story in this week's issue of Vertigo's Strange Sports Stories and how the former wrestler got into comics in the first place. After that, it's time to finally reveal our finalists in our Convention Correspondent Search. Did you make the cut? Watch and find out, and then be sure to visit Machinima ETC tomorrow to learn what challenge our finalists will have to tackle first.

Keep up with our finalists on Machinima: https://www.youtube.com/user/machinima

To read the first week of June Sneak Peeks: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2015/05/06/dc-sneak-peeks-starfire-section-8-midnighter-prez-and-more

To hear from more Strange Sports Stories writers and artists: http://www.vertigocomics.com/blog/2015/04/14/no-rules-a-look-at-strange-sports-stories-2

For more on Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts: http://www.dccomics.com/movies/batman-unlimited-animal-instincts-2015

Be sure to subscribe for new DC All Access episodes and bonus clips every week!

DC All Access - Ep 311 - Exclusive Clip of Gotham's New Villain + Hal Jordan Returns

Tiffany and Jason are back for a new episode of DC All Access... and it's a real killer! That's because we're talking to Milo Ventimiglia about his disturbing new role as a serial killing Gotham villain. After that, we look at one of this week's most anticipated new Convergence titles, Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax, and get filled in on what to expect by writer Tony Bedard. Finally, we wrap things up with a look at some of our recent SDCC Correspondent Search entries. There's still time to enter to win, so send us your videos so you can help Jason and Tiffany cover San Diego Comic-Con!

For details on how to enter our Convention Correspondent Search for a chance to attend San Diego Comic-Con: http://www.dccomics.com/contest

For more on Batman vs. Robin: http://www.dccomics.com/movies/batman-vs-robin-2015

To learn more about Green Lantern and Parallax, check out this Convergence Confidential: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2015/04/14/convergence-confidential-green-lanternparallax

Jason’s shirt courtesy of Graphitti Designs: http://www.graphittidesigns.com/shop/ROBIN-CLASSIC-T-Shirt.html

We see eye-to-eye with Deadshot!

Michael Rowe is the dynamic actor who’s been bringing the character Deadshot to unforgettable life on The CW’s Arrow. We sat down with him to discuss his character’s return to the show as the leader of the Suicide Squad in the episode titled, “Suicidal Tendencies.”

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