Solicit Overview, December 2012: DC/Vertigo

JUSTICE LEAGUE #15 Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art and cover  by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO Backup story art by GARY FRANK Variant cover by  BILLY TUCCI 1:25 “Throne of Atlantis” Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT  WILLIAMS 1:100 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO On sale  DECEMBER 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with five covers. Please see the order form for  more information. • Part 1 of “THRONE OF ATLANTIS,” crossing over with  AQUAMAN! • Don’t miss the debut of IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO (AQUAMAN) as the  new JUSTICE LE AGUE art team! • Can the Justice League band together to battle  the forces of Atlantis? • And in the backup feature, Shazam comes face to  face with Black Adam, and Billy makes a decision that will shock his  friends! This issue’s 1:25 “Throne of Atlantis” Variant cover connects with  the AQUAMAN #15 1:25 “Throne of Atlantis” Variant cover to form a single  image. This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption  code for a digital download of this issue.

AQUAMAN  #15 Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art by ARDIAN SYAF Cover by EDDIE  BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA 1:25 B&W Variant cover by EDDIE BARROWS and  EBER FERREIRA 1:25 “Throne of Atlantis” Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT  WILLIAMS “We Can Be Heroes” Blank variant cover available On sale DECEMBER  26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with four  covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a  wraparound format. • Crossover with JUSTICE LEAGUE! • Part 2 of “THRONE OF  ATLANTIS!” • Atlantis invades the surface world! This issue’s 1:25 “Throne  of Atlantis” Variant cover connects with the JUSTICE LEAGUE #15 1:25 “Throne of  Atlantis” Variant cover to form a single image.

 

WONDER  WOMAN #15 Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO Art and cover by CLIFF  CHIANG 1:25 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC,  $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The  variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound  format. • Who is Orion – and what are the New Gods?! • Massive changes are  coming for Wonder Woman and the entire DC Universe! • Get ready for round 1  of Wonder Woman vs. Orion!

I love a well-done reflection cover, and the way you can see that Wonder Woman is reflecting off the curvature of Orion’s helmet just makes this such a good use of that sort of cover type.

THE  FLASH #15 Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO Art and  cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL 1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL On  sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will  ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover  in a wraparound format. • Flash forward in time as Barry Allen goes to  extreme measures to defeat Grodd! • Barry uses the Speed Mind to glimpse the  future, and things are not looking good for him and the Rogues. • And that’s  before things get much, much worse!

 

THE  SAVAGE HAWKMAN #15 Plotted by ROB LIEFELD Scripted by FRANK  TIERI Art and cover by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT On sale JANUARY 2 • 32  pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • “HAWKMAN: WANTED” continues! • Hawkman is a  fugitive – and everybody wants to kill him for his Nth Metal Armor. Good thing  Carter’s always ready for a fight! • Guest-starring Deathstroke!

DC  UNIVERSE PRESENTS #15 Written by MARC ANDREYKO Art by ROBSON  ROCHA and OCLAIR ALBERT Cover by RYAN SOOK On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg,  FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • The New Black and Blue team-up of Blue Devil and  Black Lightning continues! • Blue Devil’s suit is the source of his power,  and it’s out of control! • Black Lightning has to stop him…hey, maybe  killing him will do the trick!

 

EARTH  2 #7 Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR  SCOTT Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO 1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN  REIS On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This  issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard  edition cover in a wraparound form • Who is Hawkgirl? The secret is  revealed! • Mr. Terrific makes his first appearance on Earth 2 since he left  our world! • Don’t miss the aftermath of “THE GRUNDY APOCALYPSE!”

WORLDS’  FINEST #7 Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by KEVIN MAGUIRE, GEORGE  PEREZ and SCOTT KOBLISH Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE 1:25 B&W Variant cover  by KEVIN MAGUIRE On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature  the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. • Robin begrudgingly helps  Huntress track down the threat to Wayne Enterprises, but little do they realize  that threat is actually tracking them! • Meanwhile, Power Girl continues to  explore the connection between Earth 2, Apokolips and this Earth, only to find  herself in a stand-off with…a bunch of heavily armed 10-year-olds?!

GREEN  ARROW #15 Written by ANN NOCENTI Art by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II  and ROB HUNTER Cover by AARON LOPRESTI On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC,  $2.99 US • RATED T • Ollie begins a downward spiral as he slowly loses  everything! • Betrayed and alone after the loss of Q-Corps, can the Emerald  Archer hold on to his arsenal?

I’m an utter mark for integrating copy text into the background on covers.

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE  NUCLEAR MEN #15 Written by DAN JURGENS Art and cover by DAN  JURGENS and RAY McCARTHY On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED  T • Firestorm vs. Captain Atom! • Two of the most powerful heroes in the  universe go head to head, and things are going to EXPLODE! • Don’t miss this  issue’s shocking conclusion as the first hints of a disturbing new force in the  DCU are seen!

ACTION  COMICS #15 Written by GRANT MORRISON Backup story written by  SHOLLY FISCH Art by RAGS MORALES and MARK PROPST Backup story art by CHRIS  SPROUSE and KARL STORY Cover by RAGS MORALES Variant cover by FIONA  STAPLES 1:100 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Retailers: This  issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more  information. • Superman is on trial for his life – and the jury is the  Anti-Superman Army! It’s the ultimate villains springing the ultimate trap at  the end of time itself! • And the mystery that has built since issue #1 is  resolved as the Little Man’s true identity is revealed – with grave  consequences! • Plus, in the backup feature: A crucial piece of information  is revealed! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a  redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN  #15 Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art and cover by KENNETH  ROCAFORT 1:25 Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg,  FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The  variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound  format. • The “H’EL ON EARTH” crossover event continues! • Superman,  Supergirl and Superboy are together at last! And it’s a disaster! • Superman  and Supergirl have very different opinions on how to confront H’EL! And in order  to stop a Kryptonian, Kal-El must seek help from Lex Luthor, the one person who  does nothing but think about that!

SUPERGIRL  #15 Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON Art and cover by  MAHMUD ASRAR On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • The  “H’EL ON EARTH” crossover event continues! • H’el takes Supergirl on a  whirlwind tour of Earth and even space, all in an attempt to sway her to his  cause. • On the surface of the sun, Supergirl must make a choice: Earth or  H’el?

SUPERBOY  #15 Written by TOM DeFALCO Art R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN Cover  by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED  T • The “H’EL ON EARTH” crossover event continues! • The moment is finally  here: Superboy and Superman, face to face! • With Superboy dying from the  wounds H’el inflicted on him, they may not have time for a heart-to-heart!

TALON  #3 Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV Art and cover by  GUILLEM MARCH 1:25 Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE 1:00 B&W Variant cover  by GUILLEM MARCH On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for  more information. • Talon’s secret history in Manhattan is explored while  Calvin Rose searches for an important figure from his past. • Plus, what is  the mysterious organization that has ties to Talon?

BATMAN,  INCORPORATED #6 Written by GRANT MORRISON Art and cover by CHRIS  BURNHAM Variant cover by JUAN JOSE RYP 1:100 B&W Variant cover by  CHRIS BURNHAM On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Combo pack  edition: $3.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. The  variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound  format. • Bat-Robots versus Man-Bat armies as Leviathan takes control of  Gotham City! • Don’t miss the return of The Heretic! This issue is also  offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of  this issue.

 

BATMAN  #15 Written by SCOTT SNYDER Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER  and JAMES TYNION IV Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION Backup story  art by JOCK Cover by GREG CAPULLO Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO 1:100  B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO On sale DECEMBER 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99  US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship  with four covers. Please see the order form for more information. • “DEATH OF  THE FAMILY” continues here! • The Joker’s attacks have taken their toll on  Batman and his allies, and now they have to face the impossible. • The final  madness of The Joker’s plan revealed here! Why is he more dangerous now than  ever before? • Plus: In the backup feature, witness The Joker’s confrontation  with the Riddler as the horror of The Joker’s plan is revealed. This issue is  also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital  download of this issue.

Capullo really should have done all the Death Of The Family covers. It would have allowed him to put some sort of recurring motif or conceptual continuity across them. It also would have prevented that whole “Batgirl cover blows that the new Joker is basically the old Joker with his face Mankinded on” thing.

DETECTIVE  COMICS #15 Written by JOHN LAYMAN Art by JASON FABOK Backup  story art by ANDY CLARKE Cover by GREG CAPULLO 1:25 B&W Variant cover  by GREG CAPULLO On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo  pack edition: $4.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers.  Please see the order form for more information. • A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY”  tie-in! • What has The Joker done with The Penguin? • Guest-starring  Poison Ivy and Clayface! • Plus: In the backup story, learn the secret way to  make it as a super criminal in Gotham City. This issue is also offered as a  combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this  issue.

BATMAN:  THE DARK KNIGHT #15 Written by GREGG HURWITZ Art and cover by  DAVID FINCH 1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two  covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a  wraparound format. • Batman’s final fight with Scarecrow is here! • The  Dark Knight has been drugged and beaten, but now he’s going to stop Scarecrow’s  plans as he takes to the skies over Gotham City!

This is kind of a clever way to do the whole “villain and hero playin chess with the city on the line” kind of thing, but the whole chess thing is kind of undercut by the sheer laziness of having the city just sort of placed on top of a normal chessboard. It could have had them using buildings as chess pieces, with Wayne Tower standing out, to really show a threat. Cred where cred’s due, though, I do like the design for Scarecrow here.

BATMAN  AND ROBIN #15 Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art by PATRICK GLEASON  and MICK GRAY Cover by GREG CAPULLO On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99  US • RATED T. • A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in! • Damian vs. The  Joker! • Has The Joker finally met a Robin as dangerous as he is? Or will The  Clown Prince of Crime claim another of Batman’s allies as his victim?

Holy shit, I just realized that the smile here makes a Bat-symbol.

BATGIRL  #15 Written by GAIL SIMONE Art and cover by ED BENES On sale  DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY”  tie-in! • With so many funerals planned, The Joker decides it’s time for a  wedding! • Barbara’s first confrontation with The Joker since he shot her is  coming to a horrifying conclusion!

I guess this crossover gave cover artists… card blanche … to create visually interesting covers.

BATWOMAN  #15 Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN Art by  TREVOR McCARTHY Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III 1:25 Variant cover by J.H.  WILLIAMS III On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature  the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. • The Batwoman/Wonder  Woman team-up continues! • The action is out of control as Bones, Chase, the  DEO, Abbot and the Religion of Crime all descend on Gotham City to take part  in the fight against Medusa! • And then at the end of the issue the  all-new…ah…we can’t tell you but it’s awesome!

She is just sick and tired of these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking cover.

BATWING  #15 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art by MARCUS TO and RYAN WINN Cover by MARCUS TO On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Batwing and Dawn battle Father Lost in the streets of Tinasha! • Father  Lost’s new powers are proving too much for Batwing and his new ally…time for a  last ditch effort that might just get them both killed!

BIRDS  OF PREY #15 Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI Art and cover by ROMANO  MOLENAAR and VICENTE CIFUENTES On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US• RATED T • It’s shake-up time as the team loses one member and gains a new  one! • Meanwhile, something strange is happening to Black Canary, and  Starling’s not sure what to do about it. Is this a hint of darker things to  come?

 

CATWOMAN  #15 Written by ANN NOCENTI Art by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI  TARRAGONA Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99  US • RATED T+. • Following her standoff against The Joker, Catwoman takes  an easy job: stealing Eclipso’s Black Diamond from The Black Room! • The  diamond’s power rises with the full moon…like on the night Catwoman sets out  to take it!

 I’m really excited for the rest of Nocenti’s Catwoman run, after reading the 0 issue.

RED  HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15 Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art by TIMOTHY GREEN II Cover by GREG CAPULLO On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in! • Red Hood and Red Robin team up  against The Joker! • Teen Titans vs. The Outlaws!

NIGHTWING  #15 Written by KYLE HIGGINS Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and  EBER FERREIRA On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • A  “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in! • The Joker strikes Haly’s Circus – and  Nightwing can’t stop a devastating murder.

 

GREEN  LANTERN #15 Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE  and CHRISTIAN ALAMY 1:25 B&W Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE On sale  DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $3.99 US Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. The variant cover will  feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. • “Rise of the  Third Army” continues! • Earth’s new Green Lantern meets Guy Gardner for the  first time…and possibly the last! • The Third Army attacks! • And where  are Hal and Sinestro? This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with  a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.
GREEN  LANTERN CORPS #15 Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art by FERNANDO  PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY 1:25 B&W Variant  cover by TREVOR McCARTHY On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED  T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will  feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format • “Rise of the  Third Army” continues! • Guy Gardner loses it – again! • Much more is  revealed about the Guardians’ plans to eradicate the Green Lantern Corps and  anything that stands in their way.
GREEN  LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #15 Written by TONY BEDARD Art and cover  by AARON KUDER 1:25 B&W Variant cover by AARON KUDER On sale DECEMBER  19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two  covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a  wraparound format. • “Rise of the Third Army” continues! • What do you  have to do to get the greedy Orange Lantern Larfleeze to share his power? • When the Third Army attacks, Larfleeze does the unthinkable and helps Kyle  Rayner attempt to wield the orange power of avarice! • How can Kyle hold up  his end of the bargain he struck with Larfleeze?
RED  LANTERNS #15 Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art and cover by MIGUEL  SEPULVEDA 1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Retailers: This issue will ship with two  covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a  wraparound format. • “Rise of the Third Army” continues! • Atrocitus  battles the Manhunters in the ultimate grudge match! • Rankorr learns the  true cost of his rage!

 

THE  PHANTOM STRANGER #3 Written by DAN DIDIO Art by BRENT ANDERSON  and PHILIP TAN Cover by BRENT ANDERSON 1:25 Variant cover by PHILIP  TAN On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This  issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more  information. • The Stranger vs. Haunted Highwayman vs. Dr. 13! • The  Stranger’s curse dictates that he must betray all those he encounters! Can he  beat the odds this time? • The future and past of The New 52 collide in this  issue!

 

SWORD  OF SORCERY #3 Written by CHRISTY MARX Backup story written by  TONY BEDARD Art and cover by AARON LOPRESTI Backup story art by JESUS  SAIZ 1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM On sale DECEMBER 19 • 40 pg, FC,  $3.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please  see the order form for more information. • Amethyst finally meets her  murderous Aunt Mordiel in person! But it turns out that Queen Graciel has  secrets of her own. Will House Amethyst be further driven apart? • Plus: In  the backup, story Beowulf leans the disturbing secret behind the war that  ravaged the DC Universe!

 

JUSTICE  LEAGUE DARK #15 Written by JEFF LEMIRE and RAY FAWKES Art by  MIKEL JANIN Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99  US • RATED T • A new story arc starts here! • Trapped in a technologically  advanced dimension where magic is outlawed and magic users are hunted and  executed, the team must find Zatanna and Tim Hunter within 48 hours or be  trapped there forever! • Rules have never stopped this team before, but their  attempts to use magic in this issue are met with terrifying results.

DIAL  H #7 Written by CHINA MIEVILLE Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI Cover  by BRIAN BOLLAND On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • A  new storyline begins as Nelson and Manteau are off to Europe in search of a  relic that might hold the answer to their secret powers! • Meanwhile, a  powerful stranger arrives in Littleville to await their return.

 

ANIMAL  MAN #15 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by STEVE PUGH, TIMOTHY GREEN  II and JOSEPH SILVER Cover by STEVE PUGH On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC,  $2.99 US • RATED T+ • “ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM” part three! • Trapped in  a horrible future controlled by The Rot, Animal Man battles Grodd and his  Gorillas in a city they’re claiming for their own! • Frankenstein joins the  fight! • Guest-starring Steel, Black Orchid, Beast Boy and John  Constantine! • Plus: Find out what happened to Maxine after Buddy left with  Swamp Thing to enter Rotworld. Hint: It’s not good…

SWAMP  THING #15 Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by MARCO RUDY Cover by  YANICK PAQUETTE On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+. • “ROTWORLD: THE GREEN KINGDOM” part three! • Batman’s fate in the Rotworld is  revealed! • Guest-starring the inmates of Arkham Asylum who have been  dramatically affected by battling the Green, the Red and the Rot!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #15 Written by MATT  KINDT Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER On sale  DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • “ROTWORLD: SECRETS OF THE DEAD”  finale! • Frankenstein vs. the last of the Colossi for possession of the  soul-grinder, Victor Frankenstein’s unholy machine of destruction – but it’s the  only hope against The Rot!

DEMON  KNIGHTS #15 Written by PAUL CORNELL Art and cover by BERNARD  CHANG On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • EVERYTHING  changes this issue! • Merlin, Lucifer and a connection from the past to  Stormwatch are all here…right before the team enters what could be their final  battle! • So what happens next? Or should the question be when? And whose  hands will the Black Diamond fall into?

I,  VAMPIRE #15 Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV Art and cover by  ANDREA SORRENTINO On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • Mary and company continue to piece together the secret of what turned Andrew  evil – and the answer lies with Cain, the first vampire! • More secrets  continue to flow from the events of issue #0.

 

TEAM  7 #3 Written by JUSTIN JORDAN Art by JESUS MERINO Cover by  TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT 1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO On  sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will  ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information. • From  the pages of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, the mysterious Essence joins the team’s  battle against the Heart of Darkness known as the Black Diamond! • Before he  was Deathstroke The Terminator, Slade Wilson was possessed by Eclipso! Is this  the secret origin of a super villain? • The secret history of the superhuman  cold war is here!

G.I.  COMBAT #7 Written by PETER J. TOMASI Backup story written by  JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN Backup story art by  STAZ JOHNSON Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99  US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE • The Haunted Tank is on the loose in the Black  Room. Plus: A resurrected Nazi is at the helm of the War Wheel! • Plus: In  the backup story, The Unknown Soldier goes to war!

And that’s 2 Nu52 war comics biting the dust.

welp.

ALL-STAR  WESTERN #15 Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI Art by  MORITAT Backup story art by PHIL WINSLADE Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI On  sale JANUARY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • Dr. Arkham and Jonah Hex  vs. Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde! • Has Dr. Jekyll’s formula been fused with  the Black Diamond? • Plus: In the backup story, Tomahawk teams up with  Tecumseh to turn a last stand into a victory.

I really don’t like Ariel Olivetti’s whole Norman-Rockwelled-up-action-figures thing.

GRIFTER  #15 Written by FRANK TIERI Art by MARAT MYCHAELS and DAVE  BEATTY Cover by SCOTT CLARK On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Grifter and Voodoo vs. The Suicide Squad! • Is Amanda Waller  responsible for all the bad things that have happened to Grifter? Will he stop  shooting long enough to learn the truth? • Former Team 7 partners face  off!

DEATHSTROKE  #15 Written by JUSTIN JORDAN Art and cover by SCOTT CLARK On  sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • A long dead memory from  Slade’s past resurfaces, looking for revenge! • Will the legendary assassin  known as Deathstroke finally be pushed past his breaking point?

STORMWATCH  #15 Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art and cover by WILL CONRAD On  sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • Midnighter: enemy of  Stormwatch? • The manipulations of the Shadow Lords have turned members of  the team against each other! Is this the beginning of the end as we saw it in  issue #0?

SUICIDE  SQUAD #15 Written by ADAM GLASS Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO Cover  by KEN LASHLEY On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • A  “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in! • Harley continues her rather unpleasant  reunion with The Joker! • Has the violent life of the Squad finally claimed  Deadshot?

TEEN  TITANS #15 Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM  RAPMUND Cover by BRETT BOOTH 1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH  and MARK IRWIN On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for  more information. • A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in! • Red Hood and Red  Robin team up against The Joker! • Will Arsenal take over the Titans? • Guest-starring Batgirl!
THE  RAVAGERS #7 Written by HOWARD MACKIE Art by IAN CHURCHILL and  NORM RAPMUND Cover by IAN CHURCHILL On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99  US • RATED T • The return of Warblade and Rose Wilson! • Can the team  finally act like a team – and survive? • Beast Boy deals with side effects  from The Rot, and Caitlin asks Superboy the unthinkable!
BLUE  BEETLE #15 Written by TONY BEDARD Art and cover by IG GUARA and  J.P. MAYER On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Blue  Beetle is stuck in outer space, deep inside Reach Territory. That shouldn’t be a  problem, right? • Will Jaime be pulled into the war between the Reach  and…Lady Styx?!
LEGION  OF SUPER-HEROES #15 Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by FRANCIS  PORTELA Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Welcome to Barcelona! So what’s this 21st century city doing in the  31st century? • Glorith, Dragonwing and Chemical Kid are on the case!
LEGION  LOST #15 Written by TOM DeFALCO Art by PETE WOODS Cover by  TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED  T • The lost Legionnaires must decide if they are willing to sacrifice  millions in order to save billions! • Superboy and The Ravagers  guest-star!

ARROW  #1-2 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM and ANDREW KREISBERG Art by MIKE  GRELL, JORGE JIMENEZ and SERGIO SANDOVAL Issue #1: Photo cover Issue #1  1:5 Variant cover by MIKE GRELL issue #2 cover by MIKE GRELL Issue #1  retrosolicited • On sale NOVEMBER 28 Issue #2 on sale JANUARY 2 40 pg, FC,  $3.99 US • RATED T Retailers: ARROW #1 will ship with two covers. See the  order form for details. • The first time in print for these digital-first  adventures! • Discover exciting new mysteries and plotlines for the ultimate  Arrow experience! • Written by the show’s creators and featuring covers and  interior art from legendary GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS artist MIKE GRELL!

 

HUMAN  BOMB #1 Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI Art and cover  by JERRY ORDWAY On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $2.99 US • RATED  T • Ex-Marine and war veteran Michael Taylor discovers a conspiracy to use  human bombs to destroy the United States! But how can he possibly stop them when  he could be their ultimate bomb?

I’m not sure that this whole “give Palmiotti and Gray Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters again and again” thing is working out as well as the guys at DC seem to think it is.

JSA:  THE LIBERTY FILES – THE WHISTLING SKULL #1 Written by B. CLAY  MOORE Art and cover by TONY HARRIS 1:10 Variant cover by TONY HARRIS On  sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T Retailers: This  issue will ship with two covers. See the order form for details. • A new  series from acclaimed creators B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and Tony Harris (EX  MACHINA, STARMAN)! • In 1940s Europe, the Nazi war machine is on the  move…but crimes are still committed in even the smallest hamlets. Can one  heroic duo solve the most bizarre mystery of all? • From the world of the  JSA: THE LIBERTY FILES, witness the birth of a new hero for the ages!

JOE  KUBERT PRESENTS #3 Written and illustrated by JOE KUBERT, BRIAN  BUNIAK and SAM GLANZMAN Cover by JOE KUBERT On sale JANUARY 2 • 48 pg,  interior ads, FC, 3 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T • The lost JOE KUBERT classic  “The Redeemer” continues! • Plus, a very strange turn of events in “Angel and  The Ape,” and another heartbreaking chapter of “U.S.S. Stevens.”

HE-MAN  AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5 Written by KEITH GIFFEN Art by  PHILIP TAN and RUY JOSE Cover by DAVE WILKINS On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg,  FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • As Adam is close to regaining his memories, he must  now battle his most faithful companion: Battle Cat! • Skeletor puts his final  plans for Adam’s destruction into place…will Eternia ever be the same?

LOT  13 #3 Written by STEVE NILES Art and cover by GLENN FABRY On  sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • The secrets  of the house-and dangers-are deepening with every passing hour! • Austin’s  reappearance covered in blood and holding a tomahawk raises some questions  concerning not just to WHERE his family is, but WHEN!

DJANGO  UNCHAINED #1-2 Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO Art  by R.M. GUERA Movie key art cover Issue #1: 1:25 Variant cover by JIM  LEE Issue #2: 1:25 Variant cover by TBD Issue #1 on sale DECEMBER 5 Issue #2 on sale JANUARY 2 Both 48 pg, FC, 1 & 2 of 5, $4.99 US • MATURE  READERS Retailers: These issues each will ship with two covers. Please see  the Order Form for details. • Oscar-winning writer/director Quentin  Tarantino’s latest epic film script is adapted for comics! • The blood-soaked  tale of a bounty-hunting dentist and his partner, a recently freed slave, in the  post-Civil War South! • This is an adaptation of the full screenplay,  including scenes that may not make it into the final theatrical cut!

AMERICAN  VAMPIRE #34 Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by FRANCESCO  FRANCAVILLA Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC,  $2.99 US • MATURE READERS “The Blacklist” is over. Lives have been shattered,  alliances destroyed. Skinner and Pearl have made it halfway through the  twentieth century and AMERICAN VAMPIRE hits a major turning point in the  series.

HELLBLAZER  #298 Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by GIUSEPPI CAMUNCOLI and  STEFANO LANDINI Cover by SIMON BISLEY On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC,  $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Strange portents lead Constantine to believe he’s  going to die in five days. How far will he go to convince his skeptical wife  that his days are numbered? Find out in “Death and Cigarettes” part 1!

I want a Zippo with “Biz” on it now.

FAIREST  #10 Written by LAUREN BEUKES Art by INAKI MIRANDA Cover by  ADAM HUGHES On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS In  part 3 of “The Hidden Kingdom,” Rapunzel kicks ass when hungry ghosts and angry  Yakuza storm the skyscraper. Meanwhile, Bigby and Frau Totenkinder arrive in  Japan only to get captured by local Harijuku girls. And back in the dark,  simmering pit that is the witching well, something is stirring – and it wants  out.

FABLES  #124 Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Guest art by SHAWN McMANUS Cover by JOAO RUAS On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE  READERS Bufkin and Lily’s heroic adventures are too big to contain in 3-page  features, so this special full-issue epic will take us to the grand finale of  our favorite flying monkey’s greatest adventure, co-starring his sometimes  girlfriend Lily with guest art by painter extraordinaire Shawn McManus!

SAUCER  COUNTRY #10 Written by PAUL CORNELL Art and cover by RYAN  KELLY On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Arcadia’s  team finds itself under siege at the Democrat candidate’s debate in Las Vegas,  Michael finds himself wondering what’s real and what he’s capable of, and Kidd  discovers the secrets behind the men in black, all in part two of three of “The  Reticulan Candidate.”

PUNK  ROCK JESUS #6 Written by SEAN MURPHY Art and cover by SEAN  MURPHY On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, B&W, 6 of 6, $2.99 US • No interior ads • MATURE READERS In this thrilling conclusion to the acclaimed miniseries,  Chris and the Flak Jackets head to Jerusalem, the last stop on their world tour.  But in this final concert, will the punk messiah rise above the protests from  the world’s three major religions, or will he take matters into his own  hands?

THE  UNWRITTEN #44 Written by MIKE CAREY Art by PETER GROSS Cover  by YUKO SHIMIZU On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE  READERS In the classical underworld of Hades, Tom takes on harpies, sinister  ferrymen and multiheaded dogs. But none of these encounters prepare him for his  meeting with the king – or for the responsibilities he has to take on for some  very familiar damned souls.

SWEET  TOOTH #40 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE 1:10 Variant cover by TIMOTHY TRUMAN On sale DECEMBER 5 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE Retailers: This issue will ship with two  covers. Please see the order form for more information. Gus’s journey comes  to an end and the fate of the hybrids is revealed in the final issue of the  acclaimed Vertigo series!

I hope Lemire goes on to write and draw great serieses after this.

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