18 April 2016

DC Comics | Weekly Comic Book Release List For 4/20/16


ACTION COMICS #51
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Paul Pelletier (CA) Karl Kerschl
SRP: $3.99

Superman is shocked to learn that Kara has been missing for some time as part three of "Super League" begins! Now, with Batman's help, Kal-El is on his cousin's trail-but he can't believe where it's leading him and who she has joined!

AQUAMAN #51
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Vicente Cifuentes, John Dell (CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
SRP: $3.99

In order to solve the mystery of the rage-monster Dead Water, Aquaman must turn to the only person with any answers: the notorious Scavenger!

ASTRO CITY #34
(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Brent Eric Anderson (CA) Alex Ross
SRP: $3.99

Steeljack goes up against Death Itself to save Cutlass. And that's just for starters. But even if he survives, is he being set up to be the fall guy? A climactic tale of money, nostalgia, alibis, collecting, jail time and pure indestructible stubbornness.

CLEAN ROOM #7
(W) Gail Simone (A) Eric Canete, Jenny Frison
SRP: $3.99

In this spectacularly disturbing standalone issue, we delve into the depths of Astrid's terrifying personal history, and why demons have haunted her since birth. With guest artist Eric Canete (Iron Man, Love Run Kill).

DC COMICS ESSENTIALS JLA #1
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Howard Porter, John Dell
SRP: $1.00

Grant Morrison ushered in a new era for the World's Greatest Heroes in JLA #1, reprinted here for just $1.00 with pages from the 2016 edition of the DC ESSENTIALS CATALOGUE! This tale introduces the Hyperclan, who come to Earth posing as saviors, but are in reality a dire threat to all of humanity!

DOCTOR FATE #11
(W) Paul Levitz (A/CA) Sonny Liew
SRP: $2.99

The emperor Julius Caesar has reached out from beyond the grave to resume his campaign against the Egyptian people, and only the young Doctor Fate can protect his ancestral homeland from the ghost of its former conqueror.

THE FLASH #50
(W) Robert Venditti, Van Jensen (A) Jesus Merino (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
SRP: $4.99

In our massive 50th issue, The Flash must win back the trust of Central City! But to do so, he needs to outrun the police force that's been charged with bringing him down-with the awesome power of the Rogues behind it all!

HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #3
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Joseph Michael Linsner (CA) Amanda Conner
SRP: $4.99

The most ghost-filled mansion on Coney Island has been demolished-and unfortunately, every one of its spirits has decided that Harley's hacienda is the hot new hangout to haunt! It sure is convenient, then, that Zatanna is currently booked at Big Tony's cabaret show! It's up to Harley and Zatanna to convince all of those ghosts to move on to the next world...but if you think Harley's got problems now, just wait until you see the ectoplasmic baggage these specters are packing!

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #8
(W) Brian Buccellato (A) Bruno Redondo & Various (CA) David Yardin
SRP: $2.99

Harley confronts a gathering of rebellion-minded Joker devotees in one of the late criminal's old hideouts and doesn't know quite what to make of them. Batwoman tries to break things up. And just when it looks like things are under control, tragedy strikes.

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #2
(W) Gerry Conway & Various (A) Eduardo Pansica & Various (CA) Liam Sharp
SRP: $7.99

FIRESTORM 
Written by GERRY CONWAY
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and ROB HUNTER
Multiplex is back-but Jason is in a coma and in critical condition. If Professor Stein is right, finding Multiplex could save Jason-if Stein and Ronnie can fuse together to become Firestorm!

METAL MEN 
Written by LEN WEIN
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and TREVOR SCOTT
The government wants them destroyed. The mysterious hacker called Nameless wants to experiment on them. But Doctor Will Magnus just wants to keep them safe. Someone is going to get what they want...the question is: who?

METAMORPHO 
Written by AARON LOPRESTI
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT BANNING
Metamorpho and Sapphire are free of Simon Stagg's control-but can they reach the Pyramid of Ak-Ton and discover the secret of the Orb of Ra before Kanjar Ro hunts them down?

SUGAR & SPIKE 
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by BILQUIS EVELY
Grab your flip-flops and sunscreen-Sugar & Spike are going to Superman Island, a tropical resort shaped like the Man of Steel! Their mission? Stop a group of land developers from uncovering the embarrassing and dangerous Kryptonian secret buried beneath the beach!

LUCIFER #5
(W) Holly Black (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Dave Johnson
SRP: $3.99

Lucifer and Gabriel finally solve the murder of The Almighty-but they have differing opinions on the culprit! Either suspect's guilt would have cosmic consequences. Who's right and what might that mean for our Guardian Gumshoes? Find out in the concluding chapter of "Cold Heaven."

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #11
(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
SRP: $2.99

A hero falls when the tyrant Ma'alefa'ak seizes upon the spirit of Mars itself in a last, desperate effort to escape the dying planet and conquer Earth, and not even the power of J'onn J'onzz may be able to save the people of two worlds from annihilation.

POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #4 (OF 6)
(W) Amy Chu (A/CA) Clay Mann
SRP: $2.99

Catwoman and Poison Ivy-reunited! As the body count rises at the Gotham Botanical Gardens labs, Ivy needs Selina's help to solve the puzzle...a mystery that seems to involve Ivy's blossoming children!

RED THORN #6
(W) David Baillie (A) Meghan Hetrick (CA) Choong Yoon
SRP: $3.99

"Glasgow Kiss," the first RED THORN epic, comes to an end-and nothing in this world will ever be the same again. In our nerve-shredding finale, you'll discover the nature of Thorn's grand plan, and truly understand the many reasons for his rage. But in the end, there's only one question that counts: can Isla possibly survive this, her greatest trial?

ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #11
(W) Ray Fawkes (A) Ramon Bachs (CA) Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
SRP: $3.99

Robin, Maya and Goliath must team up with an old foe to recover a relic from Damian's past and keep the forces of evil at bay!
SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #6 (OF 7)
(W) Max Landis (A) Jonathan Case (CA) Ryan Sook
SRP: $3.99

Pete Ross and Kenny Braverman take a trip to Metropolis to catch up with their old friend Clark Kent, only to find that the "Superman" phenomenon has taken the city by storm! As Clark's alter ego grows more famous, so do Pete's concerns, and the rising tensions between the two friends inadvertently result in an epic encounter of an extraterrestrial nature!

SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #7
(W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Lee Weeks
SRP: $3.99

The cosmic menace of Hyanthis hits Earth-and this Superman may not be enough to stop her from obtaining the power of the Oblivion Stone. And is Jon starting to manifest superpowers of his own?

TEEN TITANS GO #15
(W) Heather Nuhfer & Various (A) Jeremy Lawson, Marcelo Di (CA) Dan Hipp
SRP: $2.99

Raven and Cyborg create a pair of spooky-looking leggings from a pattern in one of Raven's arcane books. But Robin's in for quite the fright when he tries on these "Scaredy Pants"! Then, when Titans East instigates a friendly softball outing, Robin sees a vast conspiracy by Speedy to undermine his team. And when his mania spreads to the other Titans, they're going to turn a friendly game into a high-stakes death match.

TITANS HUNT #7 (OF 8)
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Paulo Siqueira (CA) Ed Benes
SRP: $3.99

The Titans have found Mr. Twister...and that's exactly what he wanted! As they deal with the danger he represents, it seems like someone else is hunting for the Titans...and that person is a deadly threat, too! Plus, a new Titan enters the fray!

WONDER WOMAN #51
(W) Meredith Finch (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) David Finch
SRP: $3.99

Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island and the Tartarus Pit in her quest to save baby Zeke. But as she betrays those she loves in her struggle to save Olympus, she slips closer to an abyss in which she may lose Wonder Woman entirely!

Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks

AQUAMAN HC VOL 07 EXILED
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Trevor McCarthy & Various (CA) Trevor McCarthy
SRP: $24.99

Everything Aquaman knew begins to crumble around him as he becomes a fugitive from his own city. The Atlantis of old is waging war with Earth, and his wife wants him dead. Don't miss these tales from AQUAMAN #41-48, plus the sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: SUICIDE SQUAD #2!

 ASTRO CITY TP LOVERS QUARREL
(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Brent Eric Anderson (CA) Alex Ross
SRP: $16.99

In this new ASTRO CITY paperback, the spotlight falls on Quarrel and Crackerjack as they face a real crisis: what does an aging crimefighter do when time starts to take its toll? Plus, a look into Quarrel's origins-and the end of the line for one of Astro City's most stalwart heroes. And what's a talking gorilla to do when he's always wanted to be a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band? That's right, you go to Astro City. Collects ASTRO CITY #18-21 and #23-24.

 ELSEWORLDS BATMAN TP VOL 01
(W) Doug Moench & Various (A) Norm Breyfogle & Various (CA) Jerry Bingham
SRP: $34.99

Some of the best Elseworlds tales starring the Dark Knight are collected for the first time, including BATMAN: HOLY TERROR #1, BATMAN: DARK ALLEGIANCES #1, BATMAN: DARK JOKER - THE WILD #1, BATMAN: IN DARKEST KNIGHT #1, ROBIN 3000 #1-2 and more.

THE FLASH BY GRANT MORRISON AND MARK MILLAR TP
(W) Grant Morrison & Various (A) Paul Ryan & Various (CA) Steve Lightle
SRP: $19.99

Writers Grant Morrison and Mark Millar put their distinctive mark on the Scarlet Speedster in this run on THE FLASH from issues #130-141, plus the crossover issues GREEN ARROW #130 and GREEN LANTERN #96! Confined to a wheelchair after a run-in with the mystery villain known only as The Suit, how can The Flash protect Keystone City from evil run amok? Plus, The Flash is forced to represent Earth in an cosmos-spanning race against an alien being called Krakkl!

 GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 07 RENEGADE
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Ethan Van & Various (CA) Billy Tan
SRP: $24.99

A new chapter in Hal Jordan's life begins as he becomes the universe's most wanted outlaw! And what happens when Hal faces Black Hand in a duel unlike any you've seen before? Collects stories from GREEN LANTERN #41-46, ANNUAL #1 plus the sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: THE ATOM #2.

 GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 06 THE LIFE EQUATION
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Billy Tan & Various (CA) Ethan Van
SRP: $16.99

Having staked their claim to the emotional spectrum, the New Gods are redefining the universe in their image, starting with stealing the secrets of the Corps' Citadel. But Hal and the Corps will have something to say about that. Collects GREEN LANTERN #35-40, GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #3 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #3.

 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARSKEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS HC
(W) Peter J. Tomasi & Various (A) Fernando Pasarin & Various (CA) Francis Manapul
SRP: $29.99

The world's greatest heroes have gained the powers of the New Gods-but how will they handle them? And how will this affect the winds of war? Find out in these stories from the JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR one-shots starring Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Lex Luthor and Shazam!

NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 LOVE AND BULLETS
(W) Chuck Dixon & Various (A) Scott McDaniel & Various (CA) Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
SRP: $19.99

In these action-packed tales from issues #26-34, #1,000,000 and a story from NIGHTWING SECRET FILES #1, Nightwing is joined by the Huntress, his former love interest, to put an end to Bl├╝dhaven's mob boss, Blockbuster, and his cartel that's destroying the city from within. And the amateur crimefighter called Nite-Wing makes life difficult for the real Nightwing.

 SECRET SIX TP VOL 04 CAUTION TO THE WIND
(W) Gail Simone & Various (A) Jim Calafiore & Various (CA) Daniel Luvisi
SRP: $19.99

In the "Reptile Brain" arc, the Secret Six are enlisted to prevent an imposing group of their counterparts from conquering an extra-dimensional jungle and unleashing nuclear armageddon on the U.S. This new title collects SECRET SIX #25-36, ACTION COMICS #897 and DOOM PATROL #19.

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