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Written by TONY BEDARD Art by MARCIO TAKARA, IG GUARA and others Cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II RESOLICIT • On sale APRIL 24 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US • Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes 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! • Collects BLUE BEETLE #0, 7-16 and GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #9. Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO On sale MAY 15 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US • Aquaman joins up with his old teammates, The Others, to learn who destroyed Atlantis! But as they seek the truth, Black Manta is stalking them all—and Mera learns some dark truths about Aquaman! Don’t miss this second AQUAMAN hardcover! • Collects AQUAMAN #7-13.
Written by WARREN ELLIS and MARK MILLAR Art by BRYAN HITCH, FRANK QUITELY and others Cover by BRYAN HITCH and PAUL NEARY On sale MAY 15 • 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US • At last, the original run of THE AUTHORITY is collected in hardcover! • First, the new team battles a nation of super-powered terrorists and stops an invasion from a parallel world. Then, the team faces a godlike invader returns to Earth after eons in exile. • Collecting THE AUTHORITY #1-12.
Written by GRANT MORRISON, SHOLLY FISCH and MAX LANDIS Art by RAGS MORALES, GENE HA, CULLY HAMNER, BEN OLIVER, CAFU, BRAD WALKER, RYAN SOOK and others Cover by RAGS MORALES On sale MAY 1 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US • This new ACTION COMICS hardcover features President Superman, Nimrod the Hunter, The Forgotten Superman and much more! Plus: meet “The Boy Who Stole Superman’s Cape,” in a tale from Clark Kent’s early days in Metropolis! • Collecting ACTION COMICS #9-12, 0 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1.
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI and others Art by IVAN REIS and others Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT RESOLICIT • On sale JUNE 26 • 576 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $125.00 US • The prophecy of the Blackest Night descends on the DC Universe! Can Hal Jordan lead DC’s champions against an army of Black Lanterns? • Expanded to include BLACKEST NIGHT #0, BLACKEST NIGHT #1-8, UNTOLD TALES OF THE BLACKEST NIGHT #1, DC UNIVERSE #0, the BLACKEST NIGHT DIRECTOR’S CUT #1, and GREEN LANTERN #43-48 and 50-52! Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
Written by GRANT MORRISON Art by CHRIS BURNHAM and FRAZER IRVING Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM On sale MAY 8 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US • In this DC Comics–The New 52 collection, Batman and Robin face off against the assassin called Goatboy as Leviathan’s sinister mission continues to develop! • Plus: Someone is trying to kill Damian; Wingman and Redbird descend upon Gotham City; and much more! • Collects BATMAN, INCORPORATED #0-6.
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO Art and cover by EDUARDO RISSO On sale MAY 29 • 224 pg, B&W, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 • BATMAN NOIR: EDUARDO RISSO spotlights the art of 100 BULLETS illustrator Eduardo Risso, which casts the Dark Knight in deep shadow on every page. Written by his frequent collaborator Brian Azzarello, this title includes tales from a variety of Batman projects, including “Broken City,” a profound examination of the Dark Knight Detective and the grim metropolis that he protects. While hunting the murderer of a small boy’s parents, Batman is caught up in his own investigation and ruminations, only to fall prey to a deadly new pair of killers who have been stalking him. • Collecting BATMAN #620-625, the Batman serial from WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-12, FLASHPOINT: BATMAN—KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1-3 and a story from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #8.
Written by BOB HANEY, DENNIS O’NEIL and others Art by NEAL ADAMS and DICK GIORDANO Cover by NEAL ADAMS On sale APRIL 24 • 236 pg, FC, $24.99 US • Don’t miss this second volume of Batman epics by artist Neal Adams • Collecting BATMAN #217, 220-222, 224-227 and 229-231, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #86, 88-90, 93 and 95, DETECTIVE COMICS #394-411 and WORLD’S FINEST #199-200 and 202.
Written by PAUL POPE Art and cover by PAUL POPE On sale APRIL 17 • 232 pg, FC, $19.99 US • A new edition of the acclaimed title from writer/artist Paul Pope! • In Gotham City, 2039, a federal agent is murdered, leaving The Batman, a forgotten icon from the past, wanted for the murder. • Collects BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED #1-4, plus a story from BATMAN CHRONICLES #11.
Written by TONY S. DANIEL Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA Cover by TONY S. DANIEL On sale APRIL 3 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US • Bruce Wayne returns as Batman—and sets his sights on The Penguin, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Plus: Time is running out as Batman works to uncover the secret of the dread Dollmaker! • Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #1-7.
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI Art by JAVIER PINA, JESUS SAIZ, TRAVEL FOREMAN and JEFF HUET Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN On sale APRIL 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • In this second BIRDS OF PREY collection new villains threaten to expose Black Canary’s dark secret, and the Court of Owls sets its sight on the team! • Plus, the girls bring an injured Poison Ivy to the Amazon to help her recover. • Collects BIRDS OF PREY #8-13.
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO, DAVID LAPHAM and RICCARDO BURCHIELLI Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND On sale APRIL 17 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US • Hugo Award-winning novelist China Mieville joins DC Comics—The New 52 with the first collection of DIAL H! • In the town of Littleville, CO, a troubled young man stumbles upon the lost H-Dial and all the power it possesses. Can our hero manage harness the power of the H-Dial and protect it from falling into evil hands? Or will this newfound power plunge our hero into madness? • Collects DIAL H #0-6!
Written by JOHN BROOME Art by CARMINE INFANTINO and JOE GIELLA Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON On sale APRIL 10 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • In this fourth volume collecting The Flash’s 1960s adventures in chronological order, the Fastest Man Alive battles Mirror Master, The Trickster and Captain Boomerang. This volume includes “Flash of Two Worlds,” in which The Flash first meets his Golden Age predecessor. • Collects THE FLASH #119-124.
Written by JEFF LEMIRE and MATT KINDT Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and others Cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI On sale APRIL 17 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US • S.H.A.D.E. protects the world from supernatural threats—but what happens when the world nearly comes to an end? Frankenstein and his team give their all to help save the world from THE ROT! • Includes FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #0, 8-16 and MEN OF WAR #8.
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING Art by YVEL GUICHET, OLIVIER COIPEL, DARWYN COOKE, STEVE DILLON, KLAUS JANSON, MIKE McKONE and others Cover by JOHN CASSADAY On sale APRIL 24 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US • Different Legionnaires are spotlighted as the team attempts to find a new identity and mission following the epic LEGION LOST. Mon-El, Spark, Magno, Starboy, Karate Kid and Apparition face menaces on their homeworlds while trying to find a way to rejoin the rest of the team. • Collects LEGION WORLDS #1-6.
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PEREZ Art by GEORGE PEREZ, DAN JURGENS, CARMINE INFANTINO and others Cover by GEORGE PEREZ RESOLICIT • On sale MAY 29 • 792 pg, FC, $75.00 US • In this third massive collection of the hit 1980s, the team battles the villainy of H.I.V.E., face the evil Dr. Light, witness the trial of Deathstroke, and try to rescue the dark hero known as Raven from her own father, Trigon. • Collects TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #45- 61 and 66-67, NEW TEEN TITANS #38, NEW TEEN TITANS #1-6 and SECRET ORIGINS ANNUAL #3. Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER Art by PERE PEREZ Cover by GARY FRANK On sale APRIL 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • Following the end of the long-running CW hit series, SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 explores Clark Kent’s understanding of his true power as Superman, as well as his ability to inspire the people of Earth. This title features fan-favorite characters including Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor and General Lane. • Collects SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #1-4.
Written by TOM DeFALCO, PAUL LEVITZ and J.T. KRUL Art by RON FRENZ, RENATO GUEDES, HOWARD PORTER and others Cover by howard porter • On sale APRIL 24 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US • Starring the Superman from the era of BATMAN BEYOND! As Superman’s powers decline, he must stop a foe more powerful than any he’s faced before. • Collects SUPERMAN BEYOND #0, SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #1 and stories from BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1-10.
Written by various Art by various Montage cover On sale APRIL 3 • 328 pg, FC, $24.99 US • Collecting the legendary SECRET ORIGINS annuals from the 1960s, this is an amazing look back at how DC’S heroes gained their powers and abilities. • Featuring the work of Jack Kirby, Gardner Fox, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan and more! • Collects SECRET ORIGINS #1, MORE SECRET ORIGINS #1, EVEN MORE SECRET ORIGINS #1 and WEIRD SECRET ORIGINS #1.
Written by KURT BUSIEK Art and cover by STUART IMMONEN On sale APRIL 3 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US • Set in the real world, SECRET IDENTITY stars a young man named Clark Kent. All he wants is to be a writer, but his daily life is filled with the taunts of his peers, comparing him to the Clark Kent with superpowers—until the day he discovers he really can fly... • A new edition collecting the 4-issue miniseries!
Written by JOHN BROOME, GARDNER FOX and others Art by GIL KANE, CARMINE INFANTINO and others Cover by GIL KANE and JOE GIELLA On sale APRIL 17 • 520 pg, B&W, $19.99 US • These 1950s tales star weird alien creatures and intrepid space explorers. • Stories include “The Metal Spy from Space,” “The Hungry Meteorite,” “The Magic Horn from Space,” “The Day Science Ran Wild,” and many more. • Collects STRANGE ADVENTURES #74-93.
Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by YANICK PAQUETTE, MARCO RUDY and others Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE On sale APRIL 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • In this second collection, Swamp Thing must battle his way through the Bone Kingdom and The Rot to free his ally—and ex-girlfriend—Abigail Arcane. But will the cost of freeing her be...fighting her? Nothing, not even this titanic battle, will prepare Swampy for what he has to face next: a resurrected and even more dangerous Anton Arcane! • Collecting SWAMP THING #8-11, 0 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1.
Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN and JAMES ROBINSON Art by WALTER SIMONSON, ALEX TOTH, GENE HA and others Cover by JIM APARO On sale MAY 8 • 480 pg, FC, $39.99 US • These tales from legendary writer Archie Goodwin focus on The Dark Knight as a hero who stands against the monstrous forces of the night. Includes the Manhunter saga, which culminates in a Batman team-up. • Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #437-443, DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3, SHOWCASE ‘95 #11, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #132-136, BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1 and 4.
Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by GEORGE PEREZ, KEVIN MAGUIRE, JERRY ORDWAY and others Cover by GEORGE PEREZ On sale APRIL 3 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • Legendary writer Paul Levitz teams with artists George Perez and Kevin Maguire for this new title starring Power Girl and Huntress! Stranded on our Earth over five years ago, these two heroes are forced to fight evil in strange new surroundings, all while trying to find their way home. In two tales, WORLDS’ FINEST flashes back to how Huntress and Power Girl got to our Earth and what they’ve been doing the past five years, and then back to the present where they fight for the fate of millions against the Irradiated Man. • Collecting WORLDS’ FINEST #0-5.