THE DARK Group Solicits

THE DARK Group Solicits

By David Hyde Monday, February 13th, 2012

DIAL H #1 Written by CHINA MIEVILLE Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND 1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo award winning novelist CHINA MIEVILLE! • What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero? • And what if you found out that the world is threatened by this very device that’s become your uncontrollable obsession? • These are just the first questions asked in this thrilling and inventive storyline that introduces the strangest super heroes and super villains in the DCU while exploring the boundaries of reality!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by MIKEL JANIN Cover by RYAN SOOK On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • New series writer JEFF LEMIRE introduces a new team roster and a new mission! • Featuring JOHN CONSTANTINE, ZATANNA, DEADMAN, BLACK ORCHID and more! • Constantine and the team must steal a map to the source of all magic out of the clutches of FELIX FAUST! • The first of a four-part story that will have lasting implications for the entire DC Universe.

SWAMP THING #9 Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by YANICK PAQUETTE and MARCO RUDY Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE 1:25 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • SWAMP THING battles his way through the BONE KINGDOM to take on SETHE and his servants! • This issue lays the groundwork for the debut of a classic Swamp Thing villain and the beginning of the next phase for this series.

ANIMAL MAN #9 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by STEVE PUGH Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • “EXTINCTION IS FOREVER” part one of three! • Separated from Buddy, the rest of the Baker family is in terrible danger! • Guest-starring JOHN CONSTANTINE!

ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by TIMOTHY GREEN and JOSEPH SILVER Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+ • A stand alone tale detailing the history of the epic struggle between THE RED, THE GREEN and THE ROT! • As seen in ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING, these forces will play a major role in the future of the DC Universe!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #9 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER Cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WALDEN WONG On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • S.H.A.D.E. sends FRANKENSTEIN to find the mysteriously missing ANIMAL MAN. • Frankenstein battles THE ROTLINGS!

I, VAMPIRE #9 Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • “RISE OF THE VAMPIRES” aftermath! • The new leader of the vampires is ANDREW BENNETT?! • The vampire pilgrimage to their new homeland begins here. Many new characters and stories will be introduced along the way.

RESURRECTION MAN #9 Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • Continued from this month’s SUICIDE SQUAD #9! • AMANDA WALLER and the SUICIDE SQUAD want MITCH SHELLEY’S seemingly indestructible body in the worst way possible – and that’s how they’ll probably wind up getting it!

DEMON KNIGHTS #9 Written by PAUL CORNELL Art and cover by DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT Cover by MIKE CHOI On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • “THE MURDER OF MERLIN” begins! • Who has the power to murder Merlin – and what else are they capable of?