14 May 2016

DC Comics | Weekly Comic Book Release List For 05/18/16


AQUAMAN #52
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Vicente Cifuentes, John Dell (CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
SRP: $3.99

Aquaman faces his old enemy, Scavenger, who now has seriously upgraded armored tech! And if that wasn't bad enough, there's a third party in the fight...the ravening and vengeful Dead Water! Caught in the middle of this brutal free-for-all,  Aquaman's world is about to be rocked!

ASTRO CITY #35
(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Ron Randall (CA) Alex Ross
SRP: $3.99

A spotlight on three generations of Jack-in-the-Box, as the second Jack-in-the-Box's son must decide whether to follow in the family footsteps or take another path. Also featuring the Trouble Boys, Mister Drama, the Weirdies and more. And featuring guest artist Ron Randall (CONVERGENCE: CATWOMAN, Trekker).

CLEAN ROOM #8
(W) Gail Simone (A) Jon Davis-Hunt, Jenny Frison
SRP: $3.99

Shocking news comes from on high concerning the seemingly indestructible Astrid Mueller...and Chloe meets with Detective Avil Demakos as they dig deeper into the deadly mysteries of the Clean Room. The second arc of this hit series starts with a bang.

DOCTOR FATE #12
(W) Paul Levitz (A/CA) Sonny Liew
SRP: $2.99

The victorious Khalid returns to Brooklyn determined to get on with his life, but that's easier said than done when you're a novice superhero juggling romance, homework, and the untold powers of Doctor Fate. Fortunately, help comes in the form of a man who might know something about it: Uncle Kent Nelson.

FUTURE QUEST #1
(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Evan Shaner
SRP: $3.99

When the adventurous and inquisitive Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain who threatens the galaxy. Now it's up to the combined forces of Team Quest, Inter-Nation Security, Space Ghost, and a host of Hanna-Barbera's greatest action heroes to stop him and save their universe!
Don't miss the start of this new, monthly series that features character designs by comics superstar Darwyn Cooke and kicks off with an extra-sized story and a wraparound cover!

HARLEY QUINN #28
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) John Timms (CA) Amanda Conner
SRP: $3.99

The improbable Red Tool is coming after Harley...but is this a personal vendetta? And more important-what can she do to stop him when he seems to shrug off everything she throws in his path?

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #10
(W) Brian Buccellato (A) Bruno Redondo & Various (CA) David Yardin
SRP: $2.99

Lex Luthor is determined to destroy Bizarro before Superman figures out that Lex created the murderous super-monster in the first place! But he needs an equally powerful being to carry out the deed-and turns to none other than Doomsday!

THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #6 (OF 9)
(W) Renae De (A) Renae De, Ray Dillon (CA) Renae De
SRP: $3.99


LUCIFER #6
(W) Holly Black (A) Stephanie Hans (CA) Christopher Moeller
SRP: $3.99

Rosemary's just an average American co-ed bringing her boyfriend, Takehiko, home from college to meet her parents, who happen to be Satanists. The second act of Holly Black's critically acclaimed divine family drama starts here! Featuring ethereal guest art by Stephanie Hans (Angela, Wicked and Divine) and a new cover in a long LUCIFER legacy by Christopher Moeller.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #12
(W) Rob Williams (A) Ben Oliver (CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
SRP: $2.99

With the Living Mars and Earth only minutes away from an apocalyptic collision, the epic story of J'onn J'onzz takes a shocking turn that will change the course of the Manhunter's life forever.

POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #5 (OF 6)
(W) Amy Chu (A/CA) Clay Mann
SRP: $2.99

Trouble is brewing as Poison Ivy's sporelings discover their powers and spread their wings, causing mayhem across Gotham City! Plus, a murderer-mastermind is revealed in this penultimate chapter of Life and Death!

RED THORN #7
(W) David Baillie (A) Steve Pugh (CA) Choong Yoon
SRP: $3.99

Come with us as we visit the Glasgow of 1991, where you'll find a few familiar faces, and some of the answers you've been searching for these past six months. Guest artist for our intermission chapter, "Hairspray Queen," is none other than the legendary Steve Pugh (ANIMAL MAN), and he is pulling precisely zero punches in his depiction of this story. Prepare to weep.

ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #12
(W) Ray Fawkes (A/CA) Ramon Bachs
SRP: $3.99

Robin, Batman and Talia al Ghul team up on Dinosaur Island! But can Damian's dream of his family finally coming together survive the rising power of the Lu'un Darga?

SINESTRO #23
(W) Cullen Bunn
SRP: $2.99

Soranik Natu is now in command of the most powerful-and most dangerous-police force in the universe! But with murderous traitors in the ranks, vengeance-hungry Red Lanterns spreading through the depths of space, and her father, Sinestro, trying to guide her hand, will she be able to maintain control? Or will she crack under the pressure?

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

After a massive explosion rocks downtown Metropolis, Clark finds himself face-to-face with a white-skinned alien riding a flying motorcycle-and the eyes of the world are all on this so-called Superman! But when Clark's attempt at reason fails and the bounty hunter reveals some unpleasant truths about Clark's own alien origin, a brutal showdown begins! Superstar artist Jock reteams with Max Landis for the epic series finale to SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN!

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #29
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Karl Kerschl
SRP: $3.99

It's the penultimate chapter of "Final Days"! When all the Supermen have fallen, it's Supergirl to the rescue! But can Kara and Wonder Woman stop a villain who wants to end Clark's hope for future Supermen?

TITANS HUNT #8 (OF 8)
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Paul Pelletier, Ray McCarthy (CA) Ed Benes
SRP: $3.99

Can the Titans become a team again and defeat the darkness that surrounds them, or has the grotesque Mr. Twister got them too tightly in his grasp? The Hunt is about to end, and Twister is going for the kill.

WONDER WOMAN #52
(W) Meredith Finch (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Yanick Paquette
SRP: $3.99

Hecate's true motivations are revealed and Wonder Woman's dream of a happy ending is called into question by the Amazon warrior herself. You can't afford to miss the epic conclusion of the quest to save baby Zeke and the Olympians!

Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS GALLERY EDITION HARDCOVER
SRP: $175.00

Commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most defining works in comics history with the BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS - FRANK MILLER Gallery Edition. Sourced from the original art that has been scanned from collectors worldwide, this is the collection we've all been waiting for. Featured within the hardcovers of this Smythe-sewn edition is Miller's artwork from DKR #1-4, scanned in full color from the original black-and-white pages. Also included are the covers, related art and previously unpublished pieces showcasing Miller's artwork as never seen before. 
Graphitti Designs' Gallery Editions replicate the look, feel and attitude of the artwork. Every page is reproduced at original size on heavy paper stock to provide the fan and collector with museum-quality reproductions that are obtainable nowhere else. 
Though we were unable to locate every original from this story, we are pleased to present to fans everywhere the best presentation of the artwork from this historic series ever seen. This is your only opportunity to see the artwork that truly changed Batman forever.

 BATMAN WAR GAMES TP VOL 02
(W) Ed Brubaker & Various (A) Pete Woods & Various (CA) Jae Lee, June Chung
SRP: $39.99

Gotham City is in chaos after a string of violence. It's up to Batman-with the help of his allies and the GCPD-to keep the city from plunging into the depths of depravity! This new edition includes  Batman: Gotham Knights #57-58, Catwoman #35-36, Detective #798-800, 809-810, Nightwing #97-98, Robin #130-131.

DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 (OF 8) COLLECTORS ED
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert & Various (CA) Jim Lee
SRP: $12.99

The Master Race will rise. Cities will fall. Bruce Wayne is dead. What will the heroes of the world do to save it?
This oversized paper-over-boards COLLECTOR'S EDITION features both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #4 at the same size, with a cover that's a pencils-only version of Jim Lee's 1:500 variant for DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #4.

FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 12
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Mark Buckingham & Various (CA) Dan Dos
SRP: $29.99

In these stories from issues #101-113, Mister Dark has risen again, more powerful than ever. The Fables are down to their last defenses-looks like it's time for Super Fables! But what happens when the tights and capes are stored away? Bigby and Snow White's cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death.

THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 02
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Scott Kolins & Various (CA) Brian Bolland
SRP: $24.99

In these stories from THE FLASH #177-188, THE FLASH: OUR WOLRDS AT WAR #1, THE FLASH SECRET FILES #3 and DC FIRST: THE FLASH/SUPERMAN #1, Wally West finds himself without his super-speed in a darker, mirror version of Keystone City. Can a powerless Flash defeat Captain Cold and Mirror Master to save the city he loves? Plus, The Flash is shocked to learn that a strange cult is killing all the people he has ever rescued.

THE JOKER ENDGAME TP
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
SRP: $24.99

Gotham City is overrun by Jokerized victims, and The Joker himself is prowling the streets. Even as Batman confronts the Clown Prince of Crime, ordinary citizens and Arkham inmates must confront the mark The Joker has left on the city and themselves. Is anyone truly safe? This jam-packed collection features stories from BATMAN #35-40, BATMAN ANNUAL #3, GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME #1, BATGIRL: ENDGAME #1, DETECTIVE COMICS: ENDGAME #1 and ARKHAM MANOR: ENDGAME #1.

UNFOLLOW TP VOL 01
(W) Rob Williams (A) Michael Dowling, R. M. Guera (CA) Matt Taylor
SRP: $14.99

A dying social media mogul leaves his billions to be split between 140 random people-or however many are still alive at his death. In these stories from issues #1-6, a young black man trying to get by in St. Louis, an Iranian reporter in need of hope, a retired special forces soldier with a strange sense of purpose, and a thrill-seeking heiress all become involved in this thriller that shows we're all still part of the food chain.

 WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 08 TWIST OF FATE
(W) Meredith Finch (A) David Finch & Various (CA) David Finch, Jonathan Glapion
SRP: $24.99

A daring new direction begins with the arrival of a brand new villain in these stories from WONDER WOMAN #41-47! But while he may be new to us, he's not new to the world he seeks to tame. And speaking of villains, Donna Troy's quest to destroy Wonder Woman ratchets up another gear (if that's even possible!), while Wonder Woman is learning how to replace Ares as God of War. Plus, Donna Troy's fate becomes clear as she embarks on a journey that will either end her life or begin a new one, while Wonder Woman draws closer to the Amazon who tried to depose Diana as queen!

 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 07 WAR TORN
(W) Meredith Finch (A) David Finch & Various (CA) David Finch, Richard Friend
SRP: $16.99

The new creative team of writer Meredith Finch and artist David Finch takes over! A mythological force seemingly tied to Wonder Woman's role as War has attacked the Amazons, and as her own people lose faith in her, a new queen arises to take her place! Guest-starring Superman, Swamp Thing, Aquaman and more. Collects WONDER WOMAN #36-40 and ANNUAL #1.

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