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ANIMAL MAN #8

ANIMAL MAN #8


Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN, STEVE PUGH and JEFF HUET Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ “Animal vs. Man” Part 2! Buddy takes a stand as the horde of Rot-infested animals continues to grow and close in on the Baker family. But the results are disastrous, setting up a chain of events that may lead Maxine right to the Hunters.



ACTION COMICS #8

ACTION COMICS #8


Written by GRANT MORRISON Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT Cover by RAGS MORALES Variant cover by GARY FRANK 1:200 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information. It’s the epic 30-page conclusion of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ majestic opening storyline! $3.99 gets you front row seats to the ascension of the DC Universe’s first Super Hero as The Man of Steel goes toe to tentacle with the all-new Brainiac for the final fate of Metropolis! This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



ALL-STAR WESTERN #8

ALL-STAR WESTERN #8


Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI Art by MORITAT, PATRICK SCHERBERGER and DAN GREEN Cover by LADRONN On sale APRIL 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ Amadeus Arkham has been arrested in a New Orleans opium den! Jonah Hex has joined an anarchist group called the August 7! Nighthawk and Cinnamon are nowhere to be found, and they’re the ones who dragged Hex and Arkham into this conflict in the first place! But someone must have a plan, right? Right?? Plus: Being trained by a samurai in the desert might have been a strange beginning for a cowgirl vigilante, but Nighthawk and Cinnamon are in for an even stranger twist as they search for a way out of this trap!



BATWING #8

BATWING #8


Written by JUDD WINICK Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS Cover by KEN LASHLEY On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Batwing vs. Massacre! The culmination of Massacre’s rampage and destruction of Africa’s first team of heroes, The Kingdom! The battle between Batwing and Massacre crashes Gotham City as Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing join the fight in a massive, action-packed rumble you won’t want to miss! And the shocking identity of Massacre is revealed at last!



AQUAMAN #8

AQUAMAN #8


Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO 1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. Part 2 of “The Other League”! As a deadly hunter continues his murderous quest for the Atlantean trident, an unknown chapter of Aquaman’s life is revealed! Before he was a part of the Justice League, Aquaman was Arthur, the man from Atlantis, and leader of a mysterious team of adventurers. Armed with weapons forged in Aquaman’s past, these men and women were on their way to becoming the most powerful people on Earth – until it all came crashing down.



BATGIRL #8

BATGIRL #8


Written by GAIL SIMONE Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The metahuman thief and killer Grotesque has set his sights on the perfect woman to add to his collection: Batgirl! Also, we reveal the other traumatic incident in Barbara’s life – one you’ve never heard about before! It’s a Gordon family secret that has never been revealed! You must not miss this story!



BLACKHAWKS #8

BLACKHAWKS #8


Written by MIKE COSTA Art by CAFU and BIT Cover by KEN LASHLEY On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE Mother Machine is back – and she’s striking at the team’s beating heart! The Blackhawks barely survived their last encounter with the woman of tomorrow. This time, the body count will be staggering! Will there be anyone left to pick up the pieces, or are the Blackhawks’ wings clipped for good?



BLUE BEETLE #8

BLUE BEETLE #8


Written by TONY BEDARD Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Blue Beetle: Runaway! Following the tragic events of BLUE BEETLE #6 and 7, Beetle has abandoned his friends, family and home, setting out on a path that brings him to New York City. As Beetle struggles with the curse of the scarab that is the source of his powers, a loathsome threat emerges – a predator who stalks runaway children. Just when he thought his life couldn’t get any worse…well, welcome to New York, Blue Beetle!



BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #1

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #1


Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS Based on a teleplay by MARLY HALPERN-GRASER Story by MARLY HALPERN-GRASER, PAUL CROKER and SEFTON HILL Art by MIKE MILLER Cover by DAVE WILKINS On sale APRIL 11 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Spinning directly out of the hit video game BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, this new series explores the world behind the game in stories focusing on both heroes and villains and how their roles in ARKHAM CITY. A prequel to the game created with the developer, Rocksteady, this first issue features content previously available only as a digital released and explores the Catwoman/Two-Face rivalry and how it leads them into the clutches of Hugo Strange.



BATMAN #8

BATMAN #8


Written by SCOTT SNYDER Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION Backup story art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE Cover by GREG CAPULLO Variant cover by IAN CHURCHILL 1:200 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information. Broken and beaten, Bruce Wayne has retreated from Gotham City – the city of Owls – to Wayne Manor. But no place is safe, because the Court is about to strike at the heart of city, and nothing will ever be the same. Be there for the start of the battle for Gotham City’s soul…and the prelude to “The Night of the Owls.” And in the first chapter of a new backup story, learn the secret history of The Court of Owls – as well as the secrets of Gotham City and the Wayne family! This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #3

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #3


Written by J.T. KRUL, ADAM BEECHEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN Art by HOWARD PORTER, NORM BREYFOGLE, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS Cover by HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY On sale APRIL 18 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T In the debut of SUPERMAN BEYOND, The Man of Tomorrow returns home to an unfamiliar City of Tomorrow patrolled by super-powered police officers. With most of his loved ones gone, he wonders if Superman has a place in this new world. But time and death hold no meaning for a foe who has set a plan in motion to destroy the Man of Steel once and for all! In BATMAN BEYOND, Russian criminals have taken Mad Stan’s dog and Stan will stop at nothing to get them, even if it means blowing up all of Gotham City in the process. As if Terry doesn’t have enough to handle, his girlfriend comes to him with shocking news about her brother. In JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND, the team works to break the brainwashing Micron underwent, while getting a valuable history lesson from Amanda Waller...but will it help them discover Kobra’s plot in time to save the world?



BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #8

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #8


Written by PAUL JENKINS Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND 1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. A series of disturbing events captivates Gotham City as citizens turn on each other all across town. But when toxicology reports turn up negative, it’s left to Batman to determine the source of the problem, bringing him into an encounter with Tweedledum and Tweedledee at an entrance to the mysterious “Wonderland.” With Jim Gordon occupied on a tragic, high-profile case, and madness beginning to take root across the city, can Batman find the source of it all before it’s too late?



BATMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 2 #7

BATMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 2 #7


Written by NEAL ADAMS Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS 1:10 B&W Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. For more details, see the Previews Order Form. On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, 7 of 7, $3.99 US • RATED T You’re about to see the event you never expected to see! Has Batman learned the lesson he was destined to learn? The Sensei, a warrior of the highest caliber, can be defeated only by an act Batman swore he would never commit. Can Bruce Wayne, the Dark Knight detective, put aside his morality for the sake of his city, his world, and the people closest to him? Or is this the last moment for Batman?



BATMAN AND ROBIN #8

BATMAN AND ROBIN #8


Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The “Born To Kill” saga concludes in a storm of fire and water, as Batman and Robin find themselves beaten and battered emotionally, as well as physically, as the fate of NoBody is revealed!



BIRDS OF PREY #8

BIRDS OF PREY #8


Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Rumor has it that Dinah Lance – a.k.a. Black Canary – killed a man with her sonic scream, and she’s been running from the law ever since. But it wasn’t a mere punch that shattered the victim’s skull. Now, something far more dangerous than the law is hell-bent on taking down Black Canary: a cunning enemy who knows her every weakness, both physical and psychological. The only things standing between Dinah and certain death are her friends and teammates: Batgirl, Katana and Starling. But will they still want to protect her after they learn the truth about what she was up to for the past three years?



BATWOMAN #8

BATWOMAN #8


Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN Art by AMY REEDER and ROB HUNTER Cover by AMY REEDER 1:25 B&W Variant cover by AMY REEDER On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. Six lives moving through different points in time, all heading toward a crossroads. Batwoman faces gnashing teeth, claws and otherworldly powers. But can she defeat the villains of Gotham Harbor? Maro, an arcane wizard, harnesses violent magics to create the vile creature known as The Hook. Kate Kane struggles with living multiple lives and how that affects her relationship with Maggie. Detective Maggie Sawyer transports a double agent named Sune. Jacob Kane still holds onto hope for a life that he so desperately needs in his. DEO Agent Cameron Chase covertly aids Batwoman in abducting one of the villain Falchion’s inner circle. The creative team’s unique take on spy stories continues!



CAPTAIN ATOM #8

CAPTAIN ATOM #8


Written by J.T. KRUL Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II Cover by MIKE CHOI On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Ever since a tragic accident turned him into the überpowerful Captain Atom, Nathaniel Adam has wanted nothing more than to connect and relate to the people around him again. But coming face-to-face with a future version of himself is not what he had in mind! What is the meaning for this strange encounter? What impending doom is the future Captain Atom trying to avoid? And what exactly is the timestream?!



CATWOMAN #8

CATWOMAN #8


Written by JUDD WINICK Art by ADRIANA MELO and MARIAH BENES Cover by GUILLEM MARCH On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Catwoman has a new running buddy named Spark, and together, they’re taking Gotham City – literally! And when these two thieves team up, it’s twice the haul and twice the trouble. Electricity is in the air...



DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #8

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #8


Written by DAN DIDIO and JERRY ORDWAY Art by JERRY ORDWAY Cover by RYAN SOOK On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T As more and more of the Challengers of the Unknown are killed in action, the remaining few must press ahead on their quest! They have to uncover the secret behind the talismans they’ve been collecting before Ace and the spirits from the Well of Souls can finish the job that started with the plane crash!



DEMON KNIGHTS #8

DEMON KNIGHTS #8


Written by PAUL CORNELL Art by BERNARD CHANG, DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT Cover by MIKE CHOI On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Just how exactly did Madame Xanadu become the paramour of both Jason Blood and Etrigan, the foul demon trapped inside him? On the road to Alba Sarum, there’s nothing but time for tall tales…and this one’s as unbelievable as they come! Featuring guest art by Bernard Chang (DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS)!



DEATHSTROKE #8

DEATHSTROKE #8


Written by KYLE HIGGINS Art by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT Cover by JASON FABOK On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ As Slade Wilson recovers from the events of last issue, his past and future converge in the form of a bounce-back mission that reminds him why he started down the path as a mercenary to begin with. While Slade weighs whether or not to soldier on, the story of his childhood, military enrollment and first mission as Deathstroke is explored!



DETECTIVE COMICS #8

DETECTIVE COMICS #8


Written by TONY S. DANIEL Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA Cover by TONY S. DANIEL Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI 1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend, investigative journalist Charlotte Rivers, tries to protect a long-hidden secret even when her own life hangs in the balance. The Scarecrow is after knowledge only she possesses, and he’ll stop at nothing to get it from her. Can Batman uncover Charlotte’s secret past in time to save her future? With the clock ticking and a dose of newly designed fear gas in the air, Batman must first fight his own nightmare as all of Gotham City turns against him. Plus, don’t miss the start of a new backup story written by Tony S. Daniel and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE)! This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



THE FLASH #8

THE FLASH #8


Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT 1:200 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information. The Flash gets pulled into the Speed Force that gives him his super-speed powers…and he learns he’s not alone in there! Introducing Turbine, a prisoner of the Speed Force who just wants out – even if it means trading places with The Flash!



FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #8

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #8


Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WALDEN WONG On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Enter: The Spawn of Frankenstein! As Frankenstein and his estranged wife hunt their demonic offspring across Europe, the secrets that tore them apart are revealed. But when Frank finally comes face to face with his long lost son, the fallout may mean the end of S.H.A.D.E.!



THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #8

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #8


Written by JOE HARRIS and ETHAN VAN SCIVER Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Jason Rusch rockets to Europe to thwart the next Rogue attack, only to find that other Firestorms have beaten him to it! Introducing the all-new Firehawk, France’s own atomic defender, and Hurricane, Great Britain’s officially sanctioned Nuclear Man! Meanwhile, out of the ashes of last issue’s shocking climax, Ronnie Raymond and the Russian Firestorm, Pozhar, begin a long, mutual descent toward the dark underbelly of the Firestorm Protocols. New cowriter Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt) continues this acclaimed series with superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver, who provides another stunning issue of full interior art!



GREEN ARROW #8

GREEN ARROW #8


Written by ANN NOCENTI Art by HARVEY TOLIBAO Cover by HOWARD PORTER On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Part two of a three-part story introducing new creative team of Ann Nocenti and Harvey Tolibao! Green Arrow faces off against the enraged father of three beautiful sisters, which might not seem so unusual for Ollie until you add in the part about being trapped in a frozen tundra with a horde of bloodthirsty, mutating animals. Things aren’t what they seem as Green Arrow must race to uncover the truth about this “family” before he becomes a monster snack – or a frozen corpse!



GREEN LANTERN #8

GREEN LANTERN #8


Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY Cover by DOUG MAHNKE Variant cover by DALE KEOWN 1:200 B&W variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $3.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information. “Secret of the Indigo Tribe” Part 2! On the Indigo homeworld, Hal Jordan and Sinestro are trapped, powerless and on the run – with the entire Indigo Tribe in hot pursuit! Their situation grows even more dire when we learn the Indigos’ deadly secret! Plus: Why Indigo-1 is so interested in Hal’s predecessor, Abin Sur? This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8


Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art and cover by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The Guardians’ plan to replace the Corps continues to move forward as John Stewart is arrested by the Alpha Lanterns! The terrible truth of John Stewart’s crime has been uncovered by the Corps – and unfortunately for them, John refuses to go quietly.



GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #8

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #8


Written by TONY BEDARD Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT 1:25 B&W Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. Betrayed by Sinestro! Arkillo, the most loyal of all the yellow ring wielders, has returned to Korugar only to find the Sinestro Corps is no more! The members of the corps have been rounded up and executed, and the yellow power battery is gone – all at Sinestro’s command! Armed with the dwindling energy of a ring he can no longer recharge, it’s a race against time as Arkillo slaughters his way toward a desperate goal: the birth of a new type of yellow power ring!



GRIFTER #8

GRIFTER #8


Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON Art and cover by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The Daemonites have taken everything from Cole Cash, and now the world’s greatest con artist will find himself the victim of an absolutely alien grift, forcing him to make a choice: die at their blue hands, or kill his own brother. Cole will fight his way to his own finish line in the streets of Paris, amid the fires of burning alien bodies.



HAWK AND DOVE #8

HAWK AND DOVE #8


Written by ROB LIEFELD Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE Rob Liefeld writes and illustrates this intense issue as Hawk and Dove face down the mysterious Hunter! Secrets are revealed and lines are crossed in an epic you have to see to believe! The race is on as Dove battles the Hunter’s lethal poison and Hawk desperately seeks a cure! Could this be the end for Hawk and Dove?



I, VAMPIRE #8

I, VAMPIRE #8


Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ As the Justice League Dark team faces the end of all magic – and perhaps life itself – only one man can challenge the dark force known as Cain: Andrew Bennett. He’s back from the dead, but whose side is he on? Regardless of the answer, nothing will be the same for either series when “Rise of the Vampires” is over!



JUSTICE LEAGUE #8

JUSTICE LEAGUE #8


Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art by CARLOS D’ANDA Backup story art by GARY FRANK Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS 1:25 Variant cover by MIKE CHOI 1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information. In the five years that the Justice League has been a team, Green Arrow has never once been a member. And he intends to rectify that right here, right now! One member against his candidacy: Aquaman! Plus, in "The Curse of Shazam" part 2, Billy arrives in his new foster home just as an ancient evil is uncovered halfway across the world. This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #8

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #8


Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The crossover with I, VAMPIRE heats up as Zatanna and Shade stand alone against an army of single-minded vampires, with their most powerful teammates out of the action! Plus: Constantine and Deadman have gone to the ends of the earth and beyond in search of the only two powers who can put a stop to the bloody rise of Cain – but what they bring back will change the face of sorcery forever! To be concluded in this month’s I, VAMPIRE #8!



JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #8

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #8


Written by DAN JURGENS Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The plan was for the JLI was to be installed as Earth’s official protective team. But once Breakdown attacked, that all came to a swift and sudden end. Now, as the pall of death and injury hang over the team, all that matters is survival. Featuring the introduction of a surprise new team member!



LEGION LOST #8

LEGION LOST #8


Written by TOM DeFALCO Art and cover by PETE WOODS On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The lead-up to next month’s game-changing TEEN TITANS/SUPERBOY/LEGION LOST crossover starts here! Rose Wilson and the Ravagers of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. attack our lost Legionnaires for a battle royale! When the smoke clears, the Legion won’t like what they see…



LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8


Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by STEVE LIGHTLE and YILDIRAY CINAR Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Classic Legion artist Steve Lightle returns, along with recent Legion artist Yildiray Cinar! In a tale illustrated by Lightle, Invisible Kid must chase down a set of thieves who’ve gotten their hands on some of the most dangerous technology in the universe…tech that could result in a new dawn for an old adversary! And in “Founder’s Night,” Yildiray Cinar returns for a story of Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad, the three founding Legionnaires, reunited for a rare night off in 31st-century Istanbul!



MEN OF WAR #8

MEN OF WAR #8


Written by JEFF LEMIRE and MATT KINDT Art by TOM DERENICK Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE Frankenstein guest-stars! Frank walks through a rain of bombs over 1941 London before being dragged to the depths of the Pacific Ocean and onto the shores of Japan! Will he make it there in one piece so he can team up with G.I. Robot to defeat an Axis weapon that threatens to turn the tide of the war? Frankenstein’s success will hinge on the help of a four-armed super-spy assassin working in the shadows. It’s espionage and monster mayhem straight out of the pages of FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. in this weird tale of World War II!



MISTER TERRIFIC #8

MISTER TERRIFIC #8


Written by ERIC WALLACE Art by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA and WAYNE FAUCHER Cover by J.G. JONES On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE Guest-starring The Blackhawks! It’s Mister Terrific vs. the technological monstrosity called Digitus – and to destroy his greatest foe yet, Michael may be forced to destroy Holt Industries! But as one enemy is defeated, another rises from a shocking source: the U.S. Government! Also, betrayal rocks Mister Terrific’s life when he discovers that his ex-girlfriend, the mysterious Karen Starr, may be more than she seems.



NIGHT FORCE #2

NIGHT FORCE #2


Written by MARV WOLFMAN Art by TOM MANDRAKE Cover by LEONARDO MANCO On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T Baron Winters travels back in time to try and learn who is behind the siege against him. And the new Night Force recruit, policeman James Duffy, jumps back to his own past, revisiting the horrifying moment when the same enemy attacked his father.



NIGHTWING #8

NIGHTWING #8


Written by KYLE HIGGINS Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA Cover by EDDY BARROWS On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T A lead-in to next month’s thrilling “Night of the Owls” Batman event! With the Owls descending upon Gotham City, the fate of the city’s leader rests on the shoulders of Nightwing! But as our hero embarks on a mission to rescue Mayor Hady, just how do Cameron Kane and turn-ofthe-century Gotham City factor in? Plus: the untold story of William Cobb – the Talon who’s hunting Bruce Wayne!



O.M.A.C. #8

O.M.A.C. #8


Written by DAN DIDIO Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE The end is here! It’s the battle we’ve all been waiting for: Checkmate vs. Brother Eye! Maxwell Lord leads an all-out counter attack against Brother Eye and O.M.A.C.! Don’t miss the shocking ending!



RED LANTERNS #8

RED LANTERNS #8


Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER Cover by ED BENES On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Who is it that brings death to all on Ysmault? Jack Moore could not have become a Red Lantern at a more apocalyptic time. But what’s worse: being caught in Atrocitus and Bleez’s civil war, or taking the blame for the infection spreading throughout the Red Lantern Corps? Facing extinction, how long until all the Red Lanterns burn out?



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8


Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Suzie Su is back, and she’s betting a hospital full of hostages will get Red Hood’s attention! If that isn’t enough to keep him and the Outlaws busy, there’s someone waiting in the wings! It’s Tim Drake knocking on Red Hood’s door with a very special package for his estranged “brother.” Don’t miss Red Robin’s cameo this issue, as it ties directly into next month’s “Night of the Owls” Batman event!



RESURRECTION MAN #8

RESURRECTION MAN #8


Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Someone has been following Mitch Shelley, the Resurrection Man, everywhere he goes. Someone has been keeping tabs on where he’s been and what he’s doing. But who? This story serves as a lead-in to next month’s crossover with SUICIDE SQUAD – and you don’t want to miss that!



THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #8

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #8


Written by TONY S. DANIEL and JAMES BONNY Art and cover by PHILIP TAN On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Hawkman has a violent encounter with a past adversary: the beautiful alien shapeshifter Askana, who once tried to kill him! But his time she needs his help, claiming that agents from her homeworld have tracked her to Earth to terminate her. How can Hawkman trust her – or help her?



SUPERGIRL #8

SUPERGIRL #8


Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON Art by GEORGE PEREZ and BOB WIACEK Cover by GEORGE PEREZ On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T As the NYPD hunt her down, Supergirl takes refuge with a new friend named Siobhan. While Supergirl may have temporarily escaped her troubles, Siobhan’s are just about to catch up with her: the curse of the Silver Banshee has risen, and this time it’s brought its family with it… Don’t miss this special issue featuring artwork by comics legend George Pérez!



THE SHADE #7

THE SHADE #7


Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by JAVIER PULIDO Cover by TONY HARRIS 1:10 Variant cover by JAVIER PULIDO Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. For more details, see the Previews Order Form. On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T+ The Shade, with his new allies La Sangre and Montpelier, must stop The Inquisitor from enacting his doomsday plan to literally bring hell to Earth. Plus: your first glimpse of the men responsible for the creation of The Shade!



SUPERMAN #8

SUPERMAN #8


Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO 1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. Superman, agent of the Daemonites?! How has Helspont bent The Man of Steel to his will?



SUICIDE SQUAD #8

SUICIDE SQUAD #8


Written by ADAM GLASS Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO Cover by KEN LASHLEY On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ “The Hunt for Harley Quinn” aftermath! As the surviving Squad members attempt to recover from their disastrous Gotham City mission, we learn a dark secret that has been festering in the team since issue #1: a traitor stalks the Suicide Squad! The saboteur’s mission: Assassinate Amanda Waller, expose the Squad and leave Task Force X in ruins! The fuse is lit to the first great mystery of 2012: Who is the Suicide Assassin?



STATIC SHOCK #8

STATIC SHOCK #8


Written by MARC BERNARDIN Art by SCOTT McDANIEL and ANDY OWENS Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH and LE BEAU UNDERWOOD On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE Static has faced some of the most merciless and deadly villains that both New York City and Dakota City have to offer, but now he finds himself face-to-face with a woman who holds his future in her hands and has the power to destroy it: the school psychologist! In one conversation that covers his new life in NYC and the life he left behind, we’ll get new insights into what makes Virgil Hawkins tick. And maybe Virgil hasn’t been as careful at hiding his secret identity as he thought.



STORMWATCH #8

STORMWATCH #8


Written by PAUL JENKINS Art by IGNACIO CALERO Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA 1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. Apollo has fallen – and the invasion of the gravity miners rages on! As the Earth ruptures from within, Stormwatch must scramble to unravel the mystery of the unstoppable gravity miners, creatures so alien they defy the laws of science! In Stormwatch’s most desperate moment, what secret from Martian Manhunter’s past offers the first ray of hope in this war?



SUPERBOY #8

SUPERBOY #8


Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN Cover by SHANE DAVIS On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Well, that rescue mission didn’t go exactly as planned…and things have only gotten worse for Superboy, as N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s plans for him and the Teen Titans take a deadly turn! If he wants to keep his head, he’s gonna have to take down another dangerous young metahuman for them: the bruiser once known as Grunge!



SWAMP THING #8

SWAMP THING #8


Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE 1:25 B&W Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. Behold the terrifying true potential of the Swamp Thing – a form so fearsome we couldn’t put it on the cover! The Green sought a warrior king, and now they have one…but will they regret unleashing a being this powerful? And can all that strength save Abigail Arcane from her destiny in the Rot’s clutches?



T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #6

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #6


Written by NICK SPENCER Backup story written by MICHAEL USLAN Art by WES CRAIG, CAFU and BIT Backup story art by TREVOR McCARTHY Cover by CAFU On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T When they were first recruited, the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent were asked if they would rather “burn out or fade away.” Well, now it’s “burn out” time. Original T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS artist CAFU returns to help Nick Spencer and Wes Craig bring this twisted tale of murder, espionage and doomed heroics to its thunderous conclusion. Everything from the first panel of the first issue of the first volume has been building to this issue – Do not miss it! Plus: In this issue’s backup story, the Undersea Agent finds himself in the bone-dry deserts of Texas fighting Nazis and imminent dehydration!



TEEN TITANS #8

TEEN TITANS #8


Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND 1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. In the aftermath of the Teen Titans’ assault on N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s headquarters, there’s no time to celebrate because Wonder Girl is missing! Red Robin desperately tries to find her, but he’s got his hands full, as Superboy has announced his decision to lead the team, Solstice is still dealing with the devastating revelations about her past and Kid Flash is getting glimpses of a dangerous future that he thinks he recognizes!



VOODOO #8

VOODOO #8


Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON Art by SAMI BASRI Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ It’s all been building to this! Black Razor Agent Fallon has finally tracked down Voodoo and has her cornered! Now it’s time for revenge. But Voodoo knows the truth of her own origins and will decide if she’s going to be a hero – or a villain. Don’t miss the blockbuster battle between Voodoo…and Voodoo!



WONDER WOMAN #8

WONDER WOMAN #8


Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO and CLIFF CHIANG Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG 1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. To march on Hell itself, you’re going to need some sensational weapons – and Wonder Woman intends to call in a few family favors to get them! Armor of Hephaestus? Check. The pistols of Eros? Check! But will any of it be enough to wrest an innocent soul from the grasp of Hades? And what does Hermes know that Diana doesn’t…yet?