13 March 2016

DC Comics | Weekly Comic Book Release List For 3/16/16


ASTRO CITY #33
(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Brent Eric Anderson (CA) Alex Ross
SRP: $3.99

Steeljack and Cutlass rekindle old memories, and more, as they plumb the depths of Astro City's demimonde to try to clear her name. And, more ex-villains are getting in trouble. Plus: Introducing the Fix-It Man-and the indescribable threat of Retro Rocky's Superbistro.

BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #24
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A/CA) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz
SRP: $2.99

It's the catastrophic conclusion of the acclaimed weekly series that brings together all of Batman's one-time partners! Mother's trap has been sprung, and the whole world is feeling her wrath! Can Dick Grayson pull together his allies to fight an entire army of foes? Is one among them still under Mother's control? And what will become of Cassandra Cain? You won't believe how huge this battle can become!

BLACK CANARY #9
(W) Brendan Fletcher (A/CA) Annie Wu
SRP: $2.99

Black Canary barely escaped the army of martial artists who abducted her to a mysterious battleground! Unfortunately, they've followed her right back to Gotham City...but Batgirl owes her a favor or two!

CLEAN ROOM #6
(W) Gail Simone (A) Jon Davis-Hunt, Jenny Frison
SRP: $3.99

Chloe discovers the brutal truth behind her fiancé's suicide and faces a visit from someone called the Surgeon who intends on using his scalpel for...different reasons. And Astrid proves herself to be both friend and foe in this chilling end to the first arc.

DC COMICS ESSENTIALS SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
SRP: $1.00

The first issue of the hit miniseries is reprinted at just $1.00, with pages from the DC ESSENTIALS CATALOGUE! When satellites start to fall from the sky, Superman soars into action-but the big question is: Who stopped the last one from falling!

DOCTOR FATE #10
(W) Paul Levitz (A/CA) Sonny Liew
SRP: $2.99

Doctor Fate travels to Egypt, where the young hero discovers that an ancient, malevolent superpower is making things unduly difficult for his ancestral homeland.

GREEN ARROW #50
(W) Ben Percy (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Shane Davis
SRP: $4.99

In our anniversary 50th issue, Green Arrow and Deathstroke race across the globe to find the Miracle Man, whose blood can cure any disease! And the Tarantula returns-but even with her assistance, she and Green Arrow are no match for the perfect assassin!

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #6
(W) Brian Buccellato (A) Bruno Redondo & Various (CA) David Yardin
SRP: $2.99

The moment everyone has been waiting for: Damian finally dons the costume of Nightwing. But what motivates him to do so-and what does he think it will accomplish? The answer may reveal itself when he encounters Catwoman, who seems to have returned to her criminal ways. Plus, Superman takes on Solomon Grundy!

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #1
(W) Gerry Conway & Various (A) Eduardo Pansica & Various (CA) Aaron Lopresti
SRP: $7.99

It's four powerhouse tales in one colossal comic, as some of comics' most legendary talents launch new tales of Firestorm, Metamorpho, Metal Men and Sugar and Spike-that's right, Sugar and Spike! 

FIRESTORM
Written by GERRY CONWAY
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and ROB HUNTER
Firestorm is back! To save Jason Rausch, Firestorm will need to retrieve Danton Black's stolen research from Professor Stein's lab. But if Jason can't fuse with Ronnie by the Firestorm Protocol...who can?

METAL MEN
Written by LEN WEIN
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and TREVOR SCOTT
Doctor Will Magnus' Metal Men may be the next step in robotics technology, but when the mysterious cyber-terrorist known only as Nameless comes after them, they may have met their match!

METAMORPHO
Written by AARON LOPRESTI
Art by AARON LOPRESTI with MATT BANNING
Metamorpho-a prisoner of millionaire industrialist Simon Stagg! Now, the only person who can save him is Stagg's beautiful daughter, Sapphire!? But can they defeat Stagg's prehistoric bodyguard, Java?

SUGAR & SPIKE
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by BILQUIS EVELY
The last time we saw Sugar and Spike, they were still in diapers! Now, they're grown up, and they've become private investigators who specialize in cleaning up embarrassing problems for the DCU's greatest heroes. Sugar & Spike's first assignment: retrieve a cache of Batman's retired costumes that have been stolen by Killer Moth!

LUCIFER #4
(W) Holly Black (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Dave Johnson
SRP: $3.99

The Devil must face some demons of his own as Lucifer and Gabriel travel through the Dreaming to meet some old "friends" in the Japanese underworld. Meanwhile, Medjine finally decides what to do with her bottled buddy, the archdemon Azazel.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #10
(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
SRP: $2.99

In the shadow of an epic war on the Living Mars, DC Comics presents the definitive origin story of J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter-and reveals his terrible destiny!

POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #3 (OF 6)
(W) Amy Chu (A/CA) Clay Mann
SRP: $2.99

As the murder investigation at the lab deepens, a new surprise awaits Poison Ivy in the form of the growing hatched sporelings! As these new lifeforms test the limits of their power, will they soon outgrow the need for their creator?

RED THORN #5
(W) David Baillie (A) Meghan Hetrick-Murante (CA) Choong Yoon
SRP: $3.99

Red Cap Franint meets her newest admirers, and Thorn meets the God of Lost Faith. Isla and Tarek decide to work together and we get a look inside one of Belatucadros's Upstart Gods. Glasgow has never looked better.

ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #10
(W) Ray Fawkes (A) Ramon Bachs (CA) Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
SRP: $3.99

In this issue, when Damian realizes there are artifacts missing from his Year of Blood collection, he must set out to uncover who is behind the theft.

SINESTRO #21
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
SRP: $2.99

The climactic battle between the Sinestro Corps and The Paling is here! Sinestro has bolstered the ranks of the Corps with some of Earth's most powerful heroes and villains-but will that be enough to defeat a creature who is immune to the powers of the Yellow Rings? A new status quo for the Sinestro Corps begins here!

SUPERMAN #50
(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Howard Porter & Various (CA) John Romita, Danny Miki
SRP: $4.99

Superman returns in all his glory in this very special issue that sees the Man of Steel back to full power as he faces his greatest enemy and also comes face to face with the pre-Flashpoint Kal-El! At last, it's the meeting of the Supermen you've been waiting for!

SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #5 (OF 7)
(W) Max Landis (A) Francis Manapul (CA) Ryan Sook
SRP: $3.99

Now regularly patrolling the skies of Metropolis as an anonymous figure known to some as "the flying man," 24 year old Clark Kent has become a local celebrity. But when he overhears a report on his police scanner about a 20-foot-tall purple monstrosity that's tearing the city apart...Clark encounters real power for the first time.

SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #2 (OF 6)
(W/A/CA) Neal Adams
SRP: $3.99

The terror of Apokolips continues as the combined might of Kal-El and the warriors from Kandor fight back against Darkseid's legions!

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #27
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Cliff Richards (CA) Ed Benes
SRP: $3.99

"Savage Dawn" continues from this month's ACTION COMICS #50! A comet drawn by Vandal Savage to Earth is wreaking havoc across the globe-and empowering his children in the most dangerous way possible!

TITANS HUNT #6 (OF 8)
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Paulo Siqueira
SRP: $3.99

A traitor in their midst! As Mister Twister relentlessly tightens his grip, our heroes band together to crack open one of the greatest mysteries in DC history! But if they can't trust their own memories, they certainly can't trust each other...and with good reason. One of them is not who they seem to be!

Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks

AQUAMAN TP VOL 06 MAELSTROM
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Paul Pelletier & Various (CA) Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
SRP: $19.99

The Chimera has arrived to destroy the King of the Seven Seas, and Arthur may not be able to stop him! And with threat after threat demanding his attention, it's fallen to Mera to hold Atlantis together. The conspirators hiding in the city's shadows can't hide forever-but can Mera get to them before Atlantis crumbles? Find out in these tales from AQUAMAN #32-40 and stories from SECRET ORIGINS #2 and 5!

BATMAN HC VOL 08 SUPERHEAVY
(W) Scott Snyder, Brian Azzarello (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
SRP: $24.99

After his deadliest battle to date, Batman is bruised, battered and scarred. And forever changed. Now, a figure in an 8-foot mechanized suit of armor roams the streets of Gotham City. More powerful than ever before, Batman's pursuit of justice has never been more swift or efficient. But who is the new Dark Knight? And why is he...or she here? Plus, learn the secret origin of the strange new villain known as Mr. Bloom! Collects BATMAN #41-45 and a story from DC COMICS DIVERGENCE #1.

BATMAN TP VOL 07 ENDGAME
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
SRP: $16.99

The Joker is back in these stories from BATMAN #35-40! For years, The Joker has regarded Batman with a sick, twisted love. But now, he's out to kill Batman! The Joker returns to Gotham City with a deadlier agenda than ever before, using every tool at his disposal to finally kill the Dark Knight. That includes turning Batman's allies against him in the bloodiest brawl that he's ever had to survive.

COLORING DC BATMAN ADVENTURES MAD LOVE TP
(W) Paul Dini (A/CA) Bruce Timm
SRP: $15.99

DC Comics presents classic adventures in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring! This Eisner Award-winning tale told the origin of Harley Quinn, by the creative team that first introduced her in Batman: The Animated Series! Includes MAD LOVE, plus stories from BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1.

GOTHAM ACADEMY TP VOL 02 CALAMITY
(W) Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher (A) Karl Kerschl, Mingjue Helen Chen (CA) Karl Kerschl
SRP: $14.99

Olive has received information that her mother might be alive-and now, she and her friends must investigate! Of course werewolves, ghosts, and new student Damian Wayne won't make it easy! Collects issues #7-12 and the sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2.

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 TP VOL 01 DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN
(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Howard Porter & Various (CA) Scott Kolins
SRP: $16.99

They may be the World's Greatest Heroes, but with legions of foes gunning for them, can they stay alive long enough to see the year 3002? Find out in these stories from  issues JL 3000 #14-15, JL 3001 #1-6, plus the sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #2.

QUARANTINE ZONE HC
(W) Daniel H. Wilson (A) Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan (CA) Massimo Carnevale
SRP: $22.99

In the future, humanity has discovered the root of all evil: a virus that modifies the neural pathways for empathy. Those infected have been forcibly imprisoned in the Quarantine Zone-regardless of whether they choose to do good or evil. 
Meanwhile, the rest of the world is sterile and crime-free, but permeated by an oppressive, paranoid fear of new outbreaks of the malnoro virus.
Written by New York Times best-selling novelist Daniel H. Wilson, QUARANTINE ZONE is an action/sci-fi original graphic novel that examines questions about free will and the nature of good and evil. Co-published with Alloy Entertainment.

ROBIN TP VOL 02
(W) Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant (A) Bob Smith & Various (CA) Mike Zeck
SRP: $24.99

As Tim Drake settles in as the new Robin, he must deal with the newly escaped Joker, and team up with the Huntress to face the power of the KGBeast. Collected from ROBIN II #1-4 and ROBIN III: CRY OF THE HUNTRESS #1-6!

SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 01
(W) Jerry Siegel (A) Joe Shuster (CA) Michael Cho
SRP: $19.99

The original tales of the Man of Tomorrow are collected in trade paperback from the pages ACTION COMICS #1-12, SUPERMAN #1-4 and WORLD'S FAIR COMICS #1. Written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, this title includes the first appearances of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Superman's alter ego Clark Kent, as well as the first use of his x-ray vision.

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