DC Comics Solicitations - On Sale May 2014
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON, MICK GRAY and others
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale JUNE 4 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In the stories from BATMAN AND ROBIN #15-17, BATMAN #17 and BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #1, Damian battles The Joker—with catastrophic results! What secrets will be revealed?
Written and illustrated by CHIP KIDD and MICHAEL CHO, NEAL ADAMS, MARIS WICKS and JOE QUINONES, DAN DIDIO and J.G. JONES, RAFAEL GRAMPA, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, JEFF LEMIRE and ALEX NINO, LEE BERMEJO, DAMIAN SCOTT, PAUL DINI and STEPHANE ROUX, MARV WOLFMAN and RICCARDO BURCHIELLI, NATHAN EDMONDSON and KENNETH ROCAFORT, DUSTIN NGUYEN, MICHAEL ALLRED and LAURA ALLRED, KEITH GIFFEN and JAVIER PULIDO, BLAIR BUTLER and CHRIS WESTON, LEN WEIN and VICTOR IBANEZ, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and ANDREW ROBINSON and others
Cover by PHIL NOTO
On sale JULY 23 • 288 pg, B&W, $29.99 US
The legendary, Eisner Award-winning series BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE returns in a brand-new volume featuring tales of The Dark Knight by some of comics’ greatest writers and artists!
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art by JASON FABOK and ANDY CLARKE
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale JUNE 25 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The Dark Knight faces deadly foes including Poison Ivy, Clayface and the Penguin in these stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #13-18. This volume also includes chapters from the epic “Death of the Family” and “Requiem” sagas.
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by ALEX MALEEV, CLIFF RICHARDS and ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
On sale JULY 30 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these tales from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #22-29, the origin of the classic Batman villain Clayface is revealed – and a new mystery is introduced! Batman and Commissioner Gordon are forced into a tight corner as Clayface embarks on a murder spree throughout Gotham City. But what led Clayface to become a monster? The answers lie here...
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by LEE BERMEJO and J.G. JONES
On sale JUNE 11 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Writer Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two unforgettable characters. COMEDIAN, featuring art by J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of modern American history, as we discover the role he played in the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination. In RORSCHACH, Azzarello teams with artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR) to show how one of the most dangerous vigilantes the comics world has ever seen became even darker. Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #1-4.
Written by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER
Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER
On sale JUNE 4 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Darwyn Cooke tells the tragic tale of the Minutemen, assembled to fight evil in a world spinning out of control. Can these heroes from completely different backgrounds and with completely different attitudes on crime come together? Or will they fall apart before they begin? Then, Cooke and Amanda Conner take an look at the Silk Spectre’s early years with her overbearing, Super Hero mother, chronicling her journey down the winding path toward becoming her own kind of hero. This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN 1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE 1-4.
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art by ADAM HUGHES, ANDY KUBERT, JOE KUBERT, BILL SIENKIEWICZ and EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by ADAM KUBERT, JOE KUBERT and ADAM HUGHES
On sale JUNE 18 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Writer J. Michael Straczynski is joined by artist Andy Kubert in flight with the gadget-savvy hero known as Nite Owl, as Dan Dreiberg inherits the role from Hollis Mason…but can Dreiberg work with the vigilante called Rorschach? Then, JMS teams with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes for a tale of Dr. Manhattan. For Dr. Manhattan, past, present, and future are one and the same. But as he observes the events of his life, do they remain the same? This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #1-4, BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN #1-4 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #1-2.
Written by LEN WEIN and JOHN HIGGINS
Art by JAE LEE, JOHN HIGGINS and STEVE RUDE
Cover by JAE LEE and JOHN HIGGINS
On sale JUNE 25 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Writer Len Wein and artist Jae Lee delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one grow up to become the world’s smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world changing events of WATCHMEN. This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1-6, “Curse of the Crimson Corsair,” and BEFORE WATCHMEN: DOLLAR BILL #1.
Written by ANDY KUBERT and GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale JULY 16 • 176 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US
Damian Wayne, the son of Batman, has adopted the cape and cowl as his own... but what horrific events set this troubled hero on the path of his dark destiny? It’s a possible future that may never be in this epic written and drawn by Andy Kubert! Plus, in a tale written by Grant Morrison, Damian Wayne is the Batman of Tomorrow in a story set 15 years from now in a nightmarish future Gotham City! Collecting DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN #1-4 and BATMAN #666.
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by POP MHAN and ART THIBERT
Cover by JO CHEN
On sale MAY 14 • 136 pg, FC, $9.99 US
In this 6-issue epic from 2003, Jason Blood cuts a deal with a cult of modern-day alchemists to divorce him from The Demon for good… but the ceremony goes horribly wrong! In a fiery car crash, The Demon crosses paths with a young, troubled street racer. To tame The Demon and stop a Yakuza war, she’ll need the help of Jason Blood!
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN, CAFU, CHRISCROSS and others
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale JUNE 11 • 256 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The Green Lantern Corps face their greatest threat ever when the Guardians deem them obsolete and raise The Third Army—but in doing so they unleash a far more dangerous threat: the First Lantern. Then, in the aftermath of their battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and the other survivors to try to put the Corps back together, or decide if there should even BE a Corps anymore. Join Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin for the epic conclusion of their run in these stories from GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15-20 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #1!
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK, MIKE S. MILLER and others
Video game art cover
On sale JUNE 25 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these stories from issues #1-6, things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves most. Now the heroes of our world must whether they are with Superman or against him.
Written by MARK WAID
Art by BRYAN HITCH, PAUL NEARY, JAVIER
SALTARES, DOUG MAHNKE, MIKE S. MILLER and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH and PAUL NEARY
On sale JUNE 11 • 434 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these tales from JLA #47-60 and JLA: HEAVEN’S LADDER, Batman’s betrayal and expulsion from the group leads to a loss of trust in the team! How can Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter and Plastic Man face the fairy-tale nightmare of the Queen of Fables and the world-altering abilities of Dr. Destiny.
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale JUNE 18 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In his debut solo adventure, Larfleeze meets Laord of the Hunt, a pandimensional cosmic entity that believes all living things are prey – and he’s out to turn the universe into his own private hunting reserve! And the only things worse than Laord are the deadly beings he can summon! This new collection features issues #1-5 of Larfleeze’s monthly series, plus the backup stories from THRESHOLD #1-6.
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JULIUS GOPEZ, JEREMY HAUN, AL BARRIONUEVO and others
Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO
On sale JUNE 11 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Following The Joker’s attack, Jason Todd finds himself lost in his own past. Kori and Arsenal set out to the far reaches of the globe to rescue him, but when they come face to face with Hugo Strange and the League of Assassins, the team might reach its breaking point. Collects issues #19-24 and ANNUAL #1!
Written and illustrated by various
Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
On sale JUNE 18 • 576 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In these stories, heroes including the Atomic Knights, Kamandi and Hercules must face a post-apocalyptic future brought about by the mysterious “Great Disaster” in the run of Atomic Knights tales from STRANGE ADVENTURES, plus 1ST ISSUE SPECIAL #1, HERCULES UNBOUND #1-10, KAMANDI #43-46, WEIRD WAR TALES #22, 23, 30, 32, 40, 42-44, 46-49, 51-53, 64, 68, 69 and 123, HOUSE OF MYSTERY #318, SUPERMAN #295, HOUSE OF SECRETS #86, 95 and 97, THE UNEXPECTED #215 and 221 and AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS #12.
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by TOM RANEY, RANDY ELLIOTT, OSCAR JIMENEZ, BRYAN HITCH, PAUL NEARY and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH and PAUL NEARY
On sale JUNE 4 • 384 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Warren Ellis concludes his run on Stormwatch by redefining the team and introducing the powerhouse Apollo and brutal Midnighter. But when disaster strikes in the form of alien creatures, can the team survive? Collecting STORMWATCH #48, 49 and #1-11.
Written by JIM STARLIN
Art by YVEL GUICHET, LE BEAU
UNDERWOOD and others
Cover by JIM STARLIN and ROB HUNTER
On sale JUNE 4 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US
On their first off-planet mission, StormWatch has to prove itself, but a run-in with the Kollective threatens to force Stormwatch to seek help from intergalactic criminal Lobo. The power of the Kollective reveals secrets about Midnighter and Apollo’s origins and threaten to destroy Stormwatch from the inside out. Collecting STORMWATCH #19-30!
Written by ANDY DIGGLE and SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL, BATT, TYLER KIRKHAM, JESUS MERINO, ROBSON ROCHA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
On sale JULY 23 • 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Determined to turn the people of Metropolis against the Man of Steel, Lex Luthor unleashes a virus on Metropolis capable of rewriting the DNA of those infected, including Superman. Superman’s immune system eventually fights off the infection, but not before a hybrid Superman is created through the virus’s ability to rewrite DNA. This new hybrid Superman is the only being capable of defeating the true Superman, and Lex will stop at nothing to see it accomplish its mission. Don’t miss these stories from ACTION COMICS #19-24, plus a tale featuring Wonder Woman from YOUNG ROMANCE #1 and the backup story from SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2.
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, TOM DeFALCO and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT, R.B. SILVA, MAHMUD ASRAR and others
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale JUNE 18 • 328 pg, FC, $19.99 US
H’el comes to Earth in stories from SUPERMAN #13-17, SUPERBOY #14-17 and SUPERGIRL #14-17! This figure from Krypton’s past hopes to revive the dead planet – in place of Earth! As hero fights hero, will the Kryptonians be able to defeat H’El, who is their equal in every way?
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by KANO, JESUS SAIZ, DAVID LAPHAM, and ALVARO LOPEZ
Cover by JOCK
On sale JUNE 4 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this new collection of stories from issues #19-23 and SWAMP THING #23.1: ARCANE, Swamp Thing meets the mysterious Capucine and encounters the Sanctuary of the Green Leaves! Then, the mysterious Seeder disturbs the natural order in a small Scottish town that draws the Swamp Thing’s attention – trouble is, it’s caught the eye of John Constantine as well! Plus, it’s Swamp Thing vs. Superman for the fate of Metropolis!
Written by GRANT MORRISON, PAUL DINI, DOUG MOENCH and D. CURTIS JOHNSON
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III, MICK GRAY, KELLEY JONES and JOHN BEATTY
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale JULY 16 • 448 pg, FC, $49.99 US
Don’t miss these stories featuring the art of J.H. Williams III from BATMAN #526, 550 and 667-669, BATMAN ANNUAL #21, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #86-88 and 192-196, CHASE #7-8 and DETECTIVE COMICS #821!
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by ROBSON ROCHA, WAYNE FAUCHER
and JOE WEEMS
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale JUNE 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these tales from issues #13-18, Desaad and the Hellhounds of Apokolips are hunting Huntress and Power Girl, who may not survive the encounter! to find out what Desaad is really after, they must go deep underground and discover who is impersonating the missing Mr. Terrific!