23 May 2017

DC Comics | August 2017 Comic Book Preview Solicitations



DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1
(W) SCOTT SNYDER (A) GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Foil-stamped embossed cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant covers by ANDY KUBERT, JIM LEE and JOHN ROMITA JR.

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK NIGHTS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger—and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!
DARK NIGHTS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other—one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World’s Greatest Heroes as you’ve never seen them before to face what’s coming their way!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T+

“I’ve been planning METAL for as long as I’ve been writing Batman, but I want METAL to be built upon the stories happening now in Rebirth. Most of all we want to create new material that feels really modern and different. And above all, it’s going to be fun. Even with terror and nightmares, it won’t be grim. DARK NIGHTS: METAL will be celebratory, huge and crazy.” — SCOTT SNYDER

ACTION COMICS #985
(W) ROB WILLIAMS (A/C) GUILLEM MARCH
Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN

“EVE OF DESTRUCTION” part one! Superman finds himself side by side with Lex Luthor once more, but is his former foe truly committed to being a hero, or is it just a ruse to gain the Man of Steel’s trust? As world events point to something dark on the horizon, the mysterious Mr. Oz makes his final move against the Man of Tomorrow.

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T







ACTION COMICS #986
(W) ROB WILLIAMS (A/C) GUILLEM MARCH
Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN

“EVE OF DESTRUCTION” part two! The inhumanities of Earth put even Superman’s trust to the test as he and Lex Luthor begin to see a pattern emerging that points to Mr. Oz and his agents. When Lex confronts Mr. Oz alone, one walks away changed forever.

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T


ALL STAR BATMAN #13
(W) SCOTT SNYDER (A) RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Variant cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA

“THE FIRST ALLY” part four! As painful secrets from the past are revealed, Batman must face down a nemesis unlike any he’s seen before—or risk the horrific consequences of the Genesis Engine falling into the wrong hands!

On sale AUGUST 9 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T


AQUAMAN #27
(W) DAN ABNETT (A/C) STJEPAN SEJIC
Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

“UNDERWORLD” part three! Aquaman lives! Threatened by the return of Atlantis’ natural-born ruler, King Rath accelerates his plan to scrub the sunken city of all its ancient magical treasures—but why is he stockpiling magic? Whatever the reason, Rath will need all the firepower he can get when Mera breaks through the barrier surrounding the city!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC • $3.99 US • RATED T


BATGIRL #14
(W) HOPE LARSON (A) CHRIS WILDGOOSE
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

“SUMMER OF LIES” part one! Batgirl and Nightwing’s feelings for each other have always run deep...but is their bond built on more than Bat Family loyalty and a long-ago childhood crush? When an old villain comes back into Babs’ life, she and Dick will have to reopen painful wounds and remember a time they’d hoped would remain forgotten. This is an event no Batgirl or Nightwing fan will want to miss!

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #13
(W) JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON (A) ROGE ANTONIO
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA

“SOURCE CODE” finale! Oracle’s past entanglements with Gotham City’s underworld have gotten the Birds in deep trouble as Calculator, Catwoman and Poison Ivy all pull the team into their own dark agendas! Even if they can get themselves out of this mess, the question remains: Does Oracle really belong with the Birds of Prey, or is he a criminal at heart?

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


BATMAN BEYOND #11
(W) DAN JURGENS (A/C) BERNARD CHANG
Variant cover by MARTIN ANSIN

“RISE OF THE DEMON” finale! As past and present collide, Bruce Wayne witnesses the culmination of his legacy. In a shocking twist, the Demon is not Ra’s al Ghul. Can his successor be persuaded to stop his plans for worldwide destruction? Will Terry be able to overcome the destructive influence of the new Batman costume and hold on to his soul? High up on a Tibetan mountaintop, the answers will be revealed.

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


BATMAN #28
(W) TOM KING (A/C) MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by TIM SALE

“THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES” part four! War is hell. Unless it’s in Gotham City, where it’s so much worse. The clash between The Joker and the Riddler continues to escalate, with the rest of the city’s villains picking sides and joining in. In the midst of the battle, Batman must try to save whoever he can while knowing he will forever be haunted by those he can’t.

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T







BATMAN #29
(W) TOM KING (A/C) MIKEL JANIN
Variant covers by TIM SALE

“THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES” part five! Batman has done his best to keep the peace, but with neither faction backing down, he may have to choose the lesser of two evils if he wants the violence to end. Will Batman embrace the murderous anarchy of The Joker or the bloody fascism of the Riddler? If he wants to win, he’ll have to choose a side—and either way, he loses.

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATWOMAN #6
(W) MARGUERITE BENNETT and JAMES TYNION IV (A/C) EDDY BARROWS
Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO

“OPEN FIRE” part one! Return to the brief flash of the future seen in BATWOMAN: REBIRTH and meet Commander Kane—a battle-hardened version of Batwoman! Hurting from battles unknown, she’s taken control of the deadly Colony and declared war on Gotham City! What could possibly cause Kate Kane to bring the battlefront to her home? Find out here!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+


BLUE BEETLE #12
(W) KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS (A/C) SCOTT KOLINS
Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

Guest-starring Batman! Jaime Reyes may be back in his Blue Beetle armor, but he’s still a relative novice at the superhero game. And that’s raised the attention of someone who’s been doing this a long time. See what happens when the Caped Crusader swings over to El Paso to provide some schooling.

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


CYBORG #15
(W) JOHN SEMPER JR (A/C) WILL CONRAD
Variant cover by CARLOS D’ANDA

“AFTERMATH” part two! Anomaly’s horrific dream is realized when the O.T.A.C. virus changes nearly all flesh and blood on Earth into cold hard steel. Now humanity’s last hope, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and a band of rebels led by Vic’s mother, Elinore Stone, embark on a suicide mission to find the cure. Their first obstacle? The infected super-scientist Doc Magnus and his newly twisted robot army, the Metal Men!

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


DEATHSTROKE #22
(W) CHRISTOPHER PRIEST (A) DIOGENES NEVES and JASON PAZ
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI

“DEFIANCE” part two! With his new team assembled, Deathstroke takes Team Defiance on their first mission to retake control of a U.S. Embassy held hostage in a small foreign country. But while the team fights for their lives against a mysterious new villain known as the Radiant Man, Slade abandons his team to address some unfinished business with an old friend: Dr. Light!

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+


DETECTIVE COMICS #962
(W) JAMES TYNION IV (A/C) ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

“INTELLIGENCE” finale! Ascalon, the deadly artificial intelligence created by the Order of St. Dumas, is ready to replace Azrael and purify Gotham City…and all that stands in the way of the world’s most flawless computer brain is the mind of Batman himself!

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T








DETECTIVE COMICS #963
(W) JAMES TYNION IV (A) CARMEN CARNERO
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

“LONGER CHAINS” part one! Having exiled herself from Batman’s world, Spoiler has nearly destroyed herself trying to expose the corruption of Gotham City’s vigilantes. Fortunately for her, help has arrived…but unfortunately for the city, it’s in the form of the mysterious Anarky! Is he truly on the side of the people, or is he a dangerous lunatic?

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #28
(W) JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (A/C) CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER

“NEGATIVE” part one! It’s a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! He’s got a terrible attitude and volatile powers that leave a wake of destruction wherever he goes. Exactly the kind of person you’d want The Flash to put behind bars. There’s just one problem: he is The Flash! Can Barry Allen get his new powers under control before they kill him?

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T







THE FLASH #29
(W) JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (A/C) CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER

“NEGATIVE” part two! What’s a Rogue to do when The Flash goes bad? Get worse. Operating from behind bars in Iron Heights, the incarcerated Rogues graduate from costumed crooks to true kingpins of crime, unleashing the new villain known as Shrapnel upon the chaotic and unprotected streets of Central City.

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

GREEN ARROW #28
(W) BENJAMIN PERCY (A) JUAN FERREYRA
Cover by OTTO SCHMIDT
Variant cover by MIKE GRELL

“HARD-TRAVELING HERO” part three! Metropolis is Oliver Queen’s next stop on his quest to take down the Ninth Circle, but he may be too late when the evil financiers start a war with the one man they can’t buy: Lex Luthor! That’s more fat cats than even Ollie can handle, which means this is a job for Superman and Green Arrow!

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

GREEN ARROW #29
(W) BENJAMIN PERCY (A)  JUAN FERREYRA
Covers by OTTO SCHMIDT
Variant covers by MIKE GRELL

“HARD-TRAVELING HERO” part four! Black Canary and Green Arrow’s missions converge in two cities at once! Canary’s in Seattle, where she’s hot on the trail of the Auctioneer, and Arrow’s in Gotham City, where Oliver Queen’s investigation into human trafficking among the city’s elite draws the attention of Bruce Wayne!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+


GREEN ARROW ANNUAL #1
(W) BENJAMIN PERCY (A) ELEANORA CARLINI
Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL

Christmas is a time for reflection, relatives and…revenge! So says Count Vertigo, who returns to Seattle to send Oliver Queen on a violent, mind-bending journey into his own past and future. The hidden secrets of GREEN ARROW are laid bare in this oversize special that tests the already tenuous bonds between Team Arrow, featuring the long-awaited returns of Shado, Diggle and the dark archer Merlyn!

On sale AUGUST 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+


GREEN LANTERNS #28
(W) SAM HUMPHRIES (A) EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSEY
Variant cover by BRANDON PETERSON

“OUT OF TIME” part two! Simon and Jessica go from basic training on Mogo to training some of the first beings in the universe to wear green rings! Trapped in the past, the Green Lanterns of Earth must rally the first seven Lanterns to defeat a threat that could destroy the cosmos!

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T









GREEN LANTERNS #29
(W) SAM HUMPHRIES (A) EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSEY
Variant cover by BRANDON PETERSON

“OUT OF TIME” part three! The death of one of their own shakes the new Green Lanterns’ resolve. Simon and Jess step up to lead the charge that may be their only hope of ever returning home to their own time.

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #26
(W) ROBERT VENDITTI  (A/C) RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
Variant cover by TBD

“FALL OF THE GODS” part one! Ancient hunters awaken across the cosmos to end Highfather and the New Gods! Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps draw the line between gods, but that won’t stop the body count as the most powerful deities in the universe go to war.

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 • RATED T







HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #27
(W) ROBERT VENDITTI (A/C) RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
Variant cover by TBD

“FALL OF THE GODS” part two! Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner face off against God Killers as they try to protect an injured Orion from certain death. As the battle turns against the Corps, will they have to sacrifice a New God to save an entire sector of space?

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 • RATED T

HARLEY QUINN #25
(W) AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI (A) CHAD HARDIN
Backup story written by PAUL DINI and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Backup story art by BRET BLEVINS and J. BONE
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Variant cover by FRANK CHO

“BIRTHDAY!” It’s an oversize anniversary issue as Harley’s entire cast of crazy characters comes together to celebrate the birthday of cyborg senior citizen Sy Borgman…but is there actually a bigger secret behind this gathering? And in “Harley Loves Joker” part nine, Harley’s spent a fortune building out The Joker Gang’s new hideout, and now they’re gonna have to take drastic measures to pay the bill!

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T+



HARLEY QUINN #26
(W) JIMMY PALMIOTTI and AMANDA CONNER (A) JOHN TIMMS
Backup story written by PAUL DINI and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Backup story art by BRET BLEVINS and J. BONE
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Variant cover by FRANK CHO

“MEAN STREETS!” Harley’s been doing her best to hold her corner of New York City together, but the mayor’s been doing his best to tip the whole town into corruption! Harley’s gonna have to hammer some sense into this guy once and for all…and in “Harley Loves Joker” part ten, The Joker’s vendetta against the thief who’s been scalping all his prime jobs threatens to get everyone killed!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 40 pg, $3.99 US • RATED T+

THE HELLBLAZER #13
(W) TIM SEELEY (A) JESUS MERINO
Cover by TIM SEELEY
Variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI

“THE SPIRIT HUNTER” part one! Home from Paris, John gets in a drunken argument, has a terrible dream about a dead teenager, and then finds the corpse. Did someone use his imagination as a weapon, or has his distaste for humanity made him a murderer?

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+


JUSTICE LEAGUE #26
(W) BRYAN HITCH (A) FERNANDO PASARIN and OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW

“LEGACY” part one! A group of heroes from a post-apocalyptic future escape into the past to stop their world from coming to be. But to do it they’re going to need the help of the Justice League—who just happen to be these time travelers’ parents!

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T







JUSTICE LEAGUE #27
(W) BRYAN HITCH (A) FERNANDO PASARIN and OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW

“LEGACY” part two! A massive metahuman war threatens to leave the future ripe for conquest by the despot known only as Sovereign. So warn the children of the Justice League, who have come back in time to save the world. But the term “blood feud” takes on new meaning when the younger heroes declare that for the crisis to be averted, one of the Justice League must die!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12
(W) STEVE ORLANDO (A/C) IVAN REIS
Variant cover by TBD

“CRISIS IN THE MICROVERSE” part one! It’s the story you’ve been waiting for! Ryan Choi leads the JLA on a rescue mission into the microverse to rescue his long-lost mentor, Ray Palmer, the original Atom, and unravel the mystery of his disappearance in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T








JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13
(W) STEVE ORLANDO (A/C)  IVAN REIS
Variant cover by TBD

“CRISIS IN THE MICROVERSE” part two! Disaster strikes when the JLA’s shrink ship crashes on a strange world, where the team encounters a mysterious being who claims a connection to the missing Ray Palmer. But nobody’s going anywhere without the help of Shahn-Zi, a sentient planet with the power to find Palmer.

On sale AUGUST 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NEW SUPER-MAN #14
(W) GENE LUEN YANG (A) BILLY TAN
Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG

“THE ZERO ULTIMATUM” part four! The Justice League of China retains one final chance to rally its forces and begin a counterattack in villain-occupied Shanghai as Emperor Super-Man conquers the city. As Kenan fights to save his city and its people, a final casualty shakes the young hero to his solid-steel core.

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


NIGHTWING #26
(W) TIM SEELEY (A/C) JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by CASEY JONES

“SPYRAL” part one! Huntress comes back into Nightwing’s life at his lowest moment. But is she here to help him find the man who killed one of Dick’s closest allies? Or is she here to carry out a mission of her own?

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Each RATED T










NIGHTWING #27
(W) TIM SEELEY (A/C) JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by CASEY JONES

“SPYRAL” part two! Nightwing and Huntress have been ambushed by Spyral, and their old friend Tiger is leading the charge! Will the duo find out what corrupted their former agency—or are they about to be disavowed and burned?

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Each RATED T

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13
(W) SCOTT LOBDELL (A) DEXTER SOY
Cover by MIKE McKONE
Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH

“THE LIFE OF BIZARRO” part two! Bizarro is dead…or is he? To save Bizarro’s life, Red Hood and Artemis must turn to Lex Luthor, Bizarro’s creator, who claims he can resurrect their fallen friend. But what plans does Luthor have for his one-time companion? The battle for Bizarro begins here!

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+


RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #1
(W) SCOTT LOBDELL (A/C) TYLER KIRKHAM

“Brothers in Arms”! When Red Hood discovers a new wave of criminal activity in Gotham City with a traveling circus at its epicenter, he recruits Nightwing to help the Outlaws infiltrate the big top! Can the two would-be brothers put their differences aside and crack the case? Or will their division be the harbinger of their demise?

On sale AUGUST 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+


SUICIDE SQUAD #23
(W) ROB WILLIAMS (A) AGUSTIN PADILLA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Variant cover by WHILCE PORTACIO

“KILL YOUR DARLINGS” part three! Amanda Waller’s gone off the reservation! She’s ordered Task Force X to go full-on super-villain and take down the Justice League! No, not that one—they tried that before! This time she wants Batman’s new Justice League of America driven before her—dead or alive—and the Suicide Squad is happy to oblige.

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+








SUICIDE SQUAD #24
(W) ROB WILLIAMS (A) AGUSTIN PADILLA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Variant cover by WHILCE PORTACIO

“KILL YOUR DARLINGS” part four! This is it! The moment SUICIDE SQUAD has been building to since the start of Rebirth! International Suicide Squads descend upon metahuman populations around the world at Amanda Waller’s command! As the People’s astonishing endgame is laid bare, only the original Task Force X’s most dysfunctional members are left to save the world from their own dark imitators.

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

SUPERGIRL #12
(W) STEVE ORLANDO (A/C) ROBSON ROCHA and DANIEL HENRIQUES
Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

“EMERALD ERADICATION” part one! Emerald Empress’ attack on Supergirl begins as her new Fatal Five assembles. Empress’ plan to destroy Supergirl’s present to preserve her future goes into full swing as Supergirl tries to hold her own—but soon even her abilities are out of her control.

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


SUPERGIRL ANNUAL #1
(W) STEVE ORLANDO (A) STEVE PUGH
Cover by ROBSON ROCHA and DANIEL HENRIQUES

“EMERALD ERADICATION” part two! With her powers out of control, Emerald Empress takes the upper hand over Supergirl! These deadly tactical strikes will rattle the Girl of Steel to the core!

On sale AUGUST 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T











SUPERMAN #28
(W) PETER J. TOMASI, PATRICK GLEASON and KEITH CHAMPAGNE  (A) DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
Variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

“FEAR ITSELF” part one! The writing team of Tomasi and Gleason are joined by co-writer Keith Champagne in a story that returns to their Green Lantern roots and asks the question “What scares Superman?”

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

SUPERMAN #29
(W) PETER J. TOMASI, PATRICK GLEASON and KEITH CHAMPAGNE (A) DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

“FEAR ITSELF” part two! This looks like a job for...Sinestro?! Thrust into the anti-matter universe of Qward, Superman’s only hope is the former greatest of the Green Lanterns!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T


SUPER SONS #7
(W) PETER J. TOMASI (A/C) JORGE JIMENEZ
Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

“PLANET OF THE CAPES” part two! Monster maker Kraklow puts Superboy to the test during his first team-up with Damian Wayne’s Teen Titans. As wave after wave of Kraklow’s wicked creations try to overwhelm the Teen Titans, can Superboy turn the tide in this onslaught of enemies?

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


SUPERWOMAN #13
(W) K. PERKINS (A) STEPHEN SEGOVIA and ART THIBERT
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
Variant cover by RENATO GUEDES

“RETURN TO SMALLVILLE!” Searching for an explanation of the source of her powers, Lana traces her steps back to high school with a teenage Clark Kent in Smallville. With Lana’s role as Superwoman hanging in the balance, Lex Luthor makes an unexpected appearance.

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


TEEN TITANS #11
(W) BENJAMIN PERCY (A) KHOI PHAM
Cover by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSEY
Variant cover by CHAD HARDIN

“BLOOD OF THE MANTA” part three! Everything comes crashing down when Black Manta reveals his son’s true origin, and the shock is almost too much for Jackson to bear! Meanwhile, the Teen Titans have tracked Black Manta down—but is it too little, too late? Will the Teen Titans save their new friend…or make a new enemy?

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


TITANS #14
(W) DAN ABNETT (A/C) BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Variant cover by DAN MORA

“THINGS FALL APART!” With a traitor in their midst, the Titans reach their breaking point as Nightwing reveals his shocking prime suspect! As tempers flare and distrust spreads, the team is forced to face a new conspiracy—and the Titans must save Manhattan from the nefarious Trident!

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


TRINITY #12
(W) ROB WILLIAMS (A/C) CLAY MANN
Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

“DARK DESTINY” part one! Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman must turn to the mystic trinity of Dead Man, Zatanna and John Constantine when Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro are sacrificed into the depths of the Pandora Pits by Circe and Ra’s al Ghul.

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


WONDER WOMAN #28
(W) SHEA FONTANA (A) DAVID MESSINA
Cover by JESUS MERINO
Variant cover by JENNY FRISON

“HEART OF THE AMAZON” part three! With the immediate threat subdued, Diana thought she could take time to help Etta Candy recover from her wounds…but will her presence put Etta in even more danger?

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FC • RATED T








WONDER WOMAN #29
(W) SHEA FONTANA (A) DAVID MESSINA
Cover by JESUS MERINO
Variant cover by JENNY FRISON

“HEART OF THE AMAZON” part four! No single bounty hunter would be enough to draw blood from Wonder Woman—which is why the cabal that’s so desperate to get their hands on Amazon DNA has sent five!

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FC • RATED T

FUTURE QUEST SHOWCASE #1
(W) JEFF PARKER (A/C) ARIEL OLIVETTI
Variant cover by STEVE RUDE

After the thrilling events of FUTURE QUEST, a new age of adventure begins! First up, Space Ghost and his young wards Jan and Jace team up with the Herculoids to rebuild the mighty Space Force. Will they rise again to become defenders of the galaxy? Or is there something lurking in the shadows ready to stop them for good?

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


MISTER MIRACLE #1
(W) TOM KING (A) MITCH GERADS
Cover by NICK DERINGTON
Variant cover by MITCH GERADS

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.
You might say Scott Free has everything...so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick—except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.
Written by Tom King (BATMAN) and illustrated by Mitch Gerads (The Punisher), this is a MISTER MIRACLE unlike any you’ve read before.

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, 1 of 12, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER #1
(W) KYLE HIGGINS (A/C) TREVOR McCARTHY
Variant cover by PAUL POPE

NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER is the story of a future world without “weapons”—where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible? None other than Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, now leader of a government task force called the Crusaders who are charged with hunting the remaining Supers. But when events transpire which turn the Crusaders’ aim toward Grayson’s own family, the former Boy Wonder must turn against the very system he helped create, with help from the very people he’s been hunting for years—the last metahumans of the DC Universe. Don’t miss this bold new vision from the team behind the New York Times bestseller BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM!

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #1
(W)  MIKE W. BARR and JAI NITZ (A) PHILIPPE BRIONES and SCOT EATON
Cover by FRAZER IRVING

Two members of Task Force X are back in these all-new adventures! First up: “REVENGE OF KOBRA” by writer Mike W. Barr and artist Philippe Briones. To oppose the terrorist Kobra is to earn his undying hatred, and that’s what the samurai Katana did when she killed his beloved Eve. Now, Kobra stalks Katana beyond the bounds of the Earth itself, to a supernatural world where he will steal from her everything that she has—including her very soul! And in “SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK,” by writer Jai Nitz and artist Scot Eaton, Sebastian Faust, the U.S. government’s top arcane operative, has gone rogue! To track down America’s most dangerous magician, Amanda Waller assembles a special ops team unlike any other: an expendable coven of dark arts experts including El Diablo, Enchantress and Gentleman Ghost. They are Suicide Squad Black, and they will take you to places where even the dead can die!

On sale AUGUST 2 • 48 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T+

THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE #8
(W) KEITH GIFFEN (A) STEVE RUDE
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Variant cover by STEVE RUDE

After the chilling ending of the last issue, Keith Giffen and Steve Rude transport us to a land where the Grecian sheep and the Wolf Garibaldeks are on the brink of war! Will a visit from Kamandi, now mistaken for their folk hero Odysseus/Ulysses, bring peace? Or will he bring forth an age of destruction?

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, 8 of 12, $3.99 US • RATED T


BANE: CONQUEST #4
(W) CHUCK DIXON (A/C) GRAHAM NOLAN

Bane has set his sights on crushing the Vor, a network of Eastern European thieves who are among the deadliest in the world…but somehow, it’s less than surprising that where you find a collection of thieves, you find Catwoman! Will she derail Bane’s plans? Or is there an opportunity for a deal here?

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, 4 of 12, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


BATMAN/THE SHADOW #5
(W) SCOTT SNYDER and STEVE ORLANDO
Art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO
Variant cover by TIM SALE
Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

The Stag and The Joker have kidnapped the Shadow’s greatest allies and are preparing to enter Shamba-La. It’s Batman and the Shadow’s last stand—if they don’t stop the evil duo from entering Shamba-La, it will mean an eternity of darkness in a world ruled by crime!

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, 5 of 6, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #32
(W) MARGUERITE BENNETT (A) MIRKA ANDOLFO, LAURA BRAGA and ANEKE
Cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO

Supergirl fights Faora, and Hugo Strange unleashes his failed lab experiments on Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy’s circus. Meanwhile, Killer Frost directs her mythical army into the city, and the supernatural Nazi invasion begins!

On sale AUGUST 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST








DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #33
(W) MARGUERITE BENNETT (A) SANDY JARRELL, LAURA BRAGA and MIRKA ANDOLFO
Cover by ANT LUCIA

In this final issue, will Power Girl join Faora in creating a new Krypton? When given the chance to avenge her family on Hugo Strange, will Lois Lane take the shot? Then, find out which side Lex Luthor has truly been on, and what this means for the future of the Bombshells!
Watch for the return of the Bombshells in an all-new series coming soon!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

INJUSTICE 2 #7
(W) TOM TAYLOR (A) BRUNO REDONDO and JUAN ALBARRAN
Covers by DALE KEOWN

The heroes come together again to mourn a fallen comrade. Later, Batman is confronted by Blue Beetle, and Black Canary is visited by someone from her past. Then, just as Batman and his team think they’re going to have a rare moment of happiness, the Suicide Squad gets ready to spoil the party.

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST








INJUSTICE 2 #8
(W) TOM TAYLOR (A) BRUNO REDONDO and JUAN ALBARRAN
Covers by DALE KEOWN

Ra’s al Ghul presents his terrifying ultimatum. When Batman reveals the location of al Ghul’s secret lair, his teammates are furious to learn how he knows. The Dark Knight is reeling from the return of an old friend. And then he’s off to recruit perhaps the most powerful man on the planet who isn’t Superman.

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #16
(W) KEITH GIFFEN (A) DALE EAGLESHAM and HOWARD PORTER
Cover by CARLOS D’ANDA
Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

It’s life or death! Faced with the choice between the two, the warring groups led by Scrappy and Scooby must join forces in order to survive the menacing mega monster! Will they survive the fight? Or will they be absorbed into the belly of the beast forever?! Then, in a special bonus story…international mammal of mystery, Secret Squirrel, is back in action!

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER #12
(W) BRENDEN FLETCHER, BECKY CLOONAN and KARL KERSCHL (A)  ADAM ARCHER, MSASSYK and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by KARL KERSCHL

“The Ballad of Olive Silverlock” finale! It all comes down to this. With Olive poised to raze the city to the ground, Maps is determined to make one final crusade in the name of friendship. But life isn’t school, and if she fails…all of Gotham could pay the price! Don’t miss the final issue of this beloved series!

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE


JUSTICE LEAGUE/ POWER RANGERS #5
(W) TOM TAYLOR (A) STEPHEN BYRNE
Cover by KARL KERSCHL

The Justice League and Saban’s Power Rangers have arrived in the Rangers’ home dimension, but the heroes of these two worlds are too late to prevent Angel Grove’s shocking fate. With the Earth now on the chopping block, can these teams come together to undo the damage wrought by Zedd and Brainiac? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

RESOLICIT • On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T


TEEN TITANS GO! #23
(W) SHOLLY FISCH and DEREK FRIDOLFS (A) LEA HERNANDEZ and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

The Justice League is stopping by Titans Tower, but this time it’s not about saving the world. Nope, today it’s about “Misadventures in Babysitting.” Then, when the Teen Titans make their heroic services available to the public, their “Customer Support” voicemail overflows!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST


SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #29
(W) SHOLLY FISCH (A/C) DAVE ALVAREZ

Hoagy’s Alley—haunted?! Scooby will have to form an unlikely cat-and-dog alliance with Top Cat’s gang of con-artist felines to unmask the freeloading phantom—unless, of course, the ghost is real!

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E


SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #84
(W) SHOLLY FISCH (A/C) RANDY ELLIOTT

Medieval theme restaurant Joust in Thyme has it all: minstrels wandering between tables, live jousting tournaments…and the terrifying ghost of an 800-year-old knight! There’s only one way Sir Scooby and Sir Shaggy can uncover the face beneath the mysterious knight’s helmet: by raising swords and lances to take on the ghost in a tournament themselves!

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E




BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #4
(W) LEE ALLRED
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Variant cover by ADAM MACLEAN

Bug meets Boston Brand, known more commonly as Deadman, one-time circus performer turned nomadic ghost. Deadman has now become trapped in a robotic body, and Bug’s chase through dimensions and realities may just be the key to breaking the spook out of his tin can.

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, 4 of 6, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #11
(W) JON RIVERA
Art and cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Backup story written by MARK RUSSELL
Backup story art by BENJAMIN DEWEY and BRANDON BIRD
Variant cover by JAVIER PULIDO

Earth has fallen beneath the tentacles of the almighty Whisperer! As his terrifying army conquers what’s left of the human race, Cave Carson and Doc Magnus team up to launch a desperate plan, one which has been complicated by the arrival of strange visitors from another dimension!

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


DOOM PATROL #8
(W) GERARD WAY (A/C) NICK DERINGTON
Variant cover by JAMES O’BARR

What is s**t, and why is everyone eating it? Cliff doesn’t like it, but Casey can’t get enough. Sure, Cliff doesn’t like a lot of stuff, but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong to be suspicious this time around. Meanwhile, we find out where Lotion the cat got off to, and how his journey has changed him. Life on the streets has made him an entirely different animal.

Resolicit • On sale AUGUST 30 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


MOTHER PANIC #10
(W) JODY HOUSER (A) SHAWN CRYSTAL
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Backup story written by JIM KRUEGER
Backup story art by PHIL HESTER
Variant cover by SANA TAKEDA

Back to full strength, Violet Paige hits the Gotham City party scene to dig up more clues for the people behind Gather House. What she finds is a figure from her past who she thought was long dead. Meanwhile, Violet’s allies discover something disturbing about her mother...

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL #11
(W) CECIL CASTELLUCCI (A) MARLEY ZARCONE and ANDE PARKS
Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
Backup story art by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Variant cover by LESLIE HUNG

Shade goes to Hollywood! Following her adventures in New Mexico, our girl heads to Tinseltown on her search to find the actress who played Honey in her favorite Earth TV show. What she finds is a woman who is older than the one she saw on the black-and-white broadcast, but also one whose years and experience will teach her more than Shade could ever expect. Now, if Shade can just apply those life lessons
before her pursuers from Meta catch up with her…

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


THE NEW GODS SPECIAL #1
(W) SHANE DAVIS (A) SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI
Backup story written by and art by WALTER SIMONSON
Cover by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI

In a feature length story, Orion and Lightray must come to the aid of Forager and his people, as Kalibak has established a brutal dictatorship over the Bug colony. In confronting his evil brother, Orion faces the darker side of his own nature. And, in a back-up story, master comics writer/artist Walter Simonson tells a tale of a young Orion and his friend Seagrin. Also includes a reprint of a classic New Gods tale by Jack Kirby!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 2 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T


THE NEWSBOY LEGION AND THE BOY COMMANDOS SPECIAL #1
(W) HOWARD CHAYKIN (A/C) HOWARD CHAYKIN

Jack Kirby’s two wartime kid gangs share their first adventure together in a novel-length tale written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin! When the Boy Commandos arrive in New York on the trail of a secret Axis agent, they’re greeted as turf invaders by the crime-fighting Newsboys! Can these kids put aside their rivalry and join forces to protect the home front? Also features a Kirby reprint!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 9 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T


THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1
(W) DAN JURGENS and STEVE ORLANDO (A) JON BODGANOVE and RICK LEONARDI
Cover by PAUL POPE

Don’t miss two new tales starring Jack Kirby’s costumed Master of Nightmares from the 1970s. Sandman, Brute and Glob battle an onslaught of dreams so powerful that they are invading the dreams of other people! Then, a grown-up Jed Walker returns to his childhood home, only to find himself haunted by dreams from the past. Plus: a seldom-seen Sandman story from the 1970s!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 16 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T


MANHUNTER SPECIAL #1
(W) KEITH GIFFEN and DAN DiDIO (A) NICK BRADSHAW
Backup story written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Backup story art by KLAUS JANSON
Cover by BRUCE TIMM

Big-game hunter and private detective Paul Kirk has marshaled his skills to fight crime as the masked vigilante known as Manhunter. But now crime has reached epidemic proportions that may push him to the limits—and draw the attention of the Golden Age heroes Sandman and Sandy! Plus: a short story featuring Etrigan the Demon by writer Sam Humphries and artist Klaus Janson and a Golden Age reprint.

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 23 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T


DARKSEID SPECIAL #1
(W) MARK EVANIER (A) SCOTT KOLINS
Backup story written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Backup story art by STEVE RUDE
Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

Mark Evanier, longtime Kirby associate and biographer (Kirby: King of Comics), tells a tale starring one of Jack’s greatest villains. The latest daring escape from the orphanage of Granny Goodness leaves an infuriated Darkseid determined to capture and punish the escapees. The Lord of Apokolips puts his best hunter on the case, but one of Granny’s students is unlike anyone he’s encountered before. Plus, an untold tale of Omac by Humphries and Rude and a classic Kirby Fourth World tale!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T


THE BLACK RACER AND SHILO NORMAN SPECIAL #1
(W) REGINALD HUDLIN (A/C) DENYS COWAN and BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Shilo Norman has taken up the mantle of Mister Miracle, following the example of Scott Free by cheating death on a daily basis. But when he pushes himself to the limit, the Black Racer comes calling. Now Shilo is literally running from death itself and a cosmic chase leads both target and hunter across the universe. Also featuring a Fourth-World era reprint!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T




THE AMERICAN WAY: THOSE ABOVE AND THOSE BELOW #2
(W) JOHN RIDLEY (A/C) GEORGES JEANTY

The conflict with political radicals that took one man’s life sits heavy with Jason. Accusations that, by continuing to be the superhero the American, he’s become a pawn for the government have taken on a new sharpness as the Civil Rights movement of the 1970s gains an added urgency. This call to do what’s right is one that his former ally Amber Waves has already answered by taking matters into her own hands and using her powers to protest injustice—and she’s already paying the deadly cost as the police and Federal agents attack her where she lives. The sequel to the hit comics series continues, crafted by writer John Ridley (TV’s American Crime and Guerrilla).

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


ASTRO CITY #47
(W) KURT BUSIEK (A) MIKE NORTON
Cover by ALEX ROSS

Meet G-Dog, possibly ASTRO CITY’s most unusual superhero ever. Half man, half dog—but who’s running the show? The answers will change a life, reveal another hero’s deepest secrets, and possibly, just possibly, save the world. Oh, who are we kidding...they’ll definitely change the world. Do you see that handsome face? Also featuring Honor Guard, with guest art by Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug).

On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #12
(W) DAVE JUSTUS and LILAH STURGES (A) TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by TULA LOTAY

This is the end of the fairy tale. Will anyone live happily ever after? Will anyone live, period? While the Shadow Players face down the big guns of the Lone Star State, Feathertop calls in a favor to resolve the crisis at the school. But will Mundy-turned-Fable Bobby Speckland ever be the same after his reeducation? And will the rest of the team survive to see another mission? Find out here, in our fateful—and fatal—final issue!

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE


SAVAGE THINGS #6
(W) JUSTIN JORDAN (A) IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON

Cain has been murdering his way across New York City, and Abel has been one step behind him the whole time. As he and Kira take out the last of Black Forest’s thugs, and get nearer to Cain himself, they can’t help but think that maybe he’s been luring them to exactly where he wants them—which is far from where he’ll end up causing the worst damage.

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS



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