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A Christmas Treat From The BBC

BBC Doctor Who - 7 hours 18 min ago
The BBC will deliver an early Christmas present to the North of England this December with free screenings of its most eagerly-awaited festive TV shows. 2017-11-23T10:00:00+00:00 2017-11-23T10:00:00+00:00
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Introducing Jodie Whittaker - The Thirteenth Doctor

BBC Doctor Who - 7 hours 18 min ago
The BBC today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. 2017-07-16T17:03:18+01:00 2017-07-16T17:03:18+01:00
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2017 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

First Comics News - 11 hours 56 min ago

Steve Bryant

There are so many great comics coming out these days, it’s hard to know where to begin!

At the top of my list is the brilliant Velvet (Image) by Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, and Bettie Breitweiser.  A Cold War thriller starring a kickass heroine, Velvet spans the 50s through the 70s, weaving a web of intrigue and action. Brubaker spins a helluva yarn, and Epting and Breitweiser deliver cinematic magic! Spring for the deluxe hardcover—collecting the first 15-issue arc—you’ll be glad you did.

Next up is Thief of Thieves (Image) from Robert Kirkman, Shawn Martinbrough, Felix Serrano, Andy Diggle, Nick Spencer, and James Asmus. Heists, capers, grifts, and cons come together in a dynamic and slick story of family, lies, and redemption. Kirkman conceived of the book as working like a television writers room, but the idea was abandoned by the third arc, when Andy Diggle came on board. The writing transitions are pretty seamless, though, and Martinbrough and Serrano deliver dynamite visuals.

Tim, Seeley, Mike Norton, Mark Englert, and Crank! bring us Revival (Image), an undead urban noir. Seeley’s a modern master of horror, and Norton demonstrates again and again how there’s nothing he can’t draw. Englert and Crank! add their nuanced colors and letters, subtly moving the narrative along.

And if I can indulge in a little shameless self promotion, I’d suggest the Athena Voltaire Compendium (Action Lab). Athena Voltaire follows the 1930s adventures of a globetrotting aviatrix as she takes on Nazis, supernatural creatures, and occult horrors. I wrote and drew the Compendium, a 224-page hardcover, that collects a rescripted and remastered version of the Eisner-nominated webcomic, along with other adventures…all for $20.

Additionally, I’d like to suggest Ghoul Scouts: Night of the Unliving Undead (Action Lab), the first volume in our all-ages kids vs monsters series. This volume features a bunch of misfit scouts who have to band together to save their town from a zombie outbreak. I wrote it, Mark Stegbauer drew it, and Jason Millet & Drew Browne colored it. It’s a love letter to kids adventures like the Goonies and Monster Squad.

 

Steve Rotterdam

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Jez Ibelle

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is the most fun I’ve had in a really long time.

Highly recommend for Christmas

Ed Catto

Maybe it’s because I’m such a bookworm, but I think the reason I love giving books during holidays is that they have an extended life after the season. With that in mind, here’s a few gift suggestions to help you play Santa Claus!

Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow by Richard Gray is the definitive tome on the Emerald Archer. I really enjoyed getting to know the author and interviewed him in my weekly column: http://tinyurl.com/GAcomicmix . Moving Target available now through Sequart.com (and most booksellers).  If you prefer to snag it at your local comic shop, order it with code NOV172163 and it will be in stores come January.

 

John Siuntres’ Word Balloon Podcast offers one-on-one interviews with the industry’s most interesting creators.  Siuntres, a longtime radio professional, knows how to get folks talking.  I’m driving more and I listen to this show to find out more from creators I like and to learn about new things from creators with whom I’m less familiar. The podcast is free, but you could make someone a part of the League of Word Balloon Listeners with a gift donation.  Find out more at: http://wordballoon.blogspot.com.

 

In Lady Action: The Sand of Forever, author Ron Fortier delivered a thriller cocktail that’s one part Modesty Blaise, one part 007 and one part Indiana Jones.  But it gets even better, as Airship 27 just released the audio book version. I think that Kalinda Little does a spectacular job reading it, but find out for yourself here: http://tinyurl.com/LAaudio

 

Michael Eury’s Back Issue Magazine celebrates comics of the 70s, 80s and today with insightful articles and columns. Sometimes I’m afraid to pick up an issue because I can never put it down!  A year’s subscription would make an enduring gift that fans will appreciate throughout the year. Subscriptions available here: http://tinyurl.com/BackIssueSub. And Eury’s

 

This fall, I bought a copy of Classic Comics Press’ Kelly Green: The Complete Collection by Stan Drake and Leonard Starr from Emil Novak at Queen City Comics. I promptly wrote about how much I enjoyed it here:  http://tinyurl.com/KellyGreenComicMix.   Classic Comics Press Publisher Charles Pelto does a great job with all his books (available here:  www.classiccomicspress.com ) and you can’t go wrong with any of them for gifting.

 

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide always seemed like a “must have”, but each year, publisher J.C.Vaughn and his merry band make it even more and more “must have-ier”!  I especially liked Jim Steranko’s Batman cover on this year’s edition.

 

FanSets is a company run by fans for fans – and it shows. They have created gorgeous enamel pins featuring characters from Star Trek, Valiant, DC, Harry Potter, Firefly and more. Available at your local comic shop or FanSets.com .

 

I haven’t completely finished Craig Yoe’s Super Weird Heroes even though I wrote about it earlier this year here: http://tinyurl.com/CraigYoeComicMix.  That’s because it’s so much fun that I just don’t want it end. The good news is that I understand he’s working on a sequel!  (And Michael Eury’s Hero-A-Go-Go has a different focus, but’s a fantastic book that I can highly recommend too.)

 

All the best to you and yours this Yuletide Season!

Mel Caylo

BOOM! Studios

The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China HC

The Official Art of Big Trouble in Little China HC

WWE Vol. 1 SC

Planet of the Apes Archive Vol. 1: Terror on the Planet of the Apes HC

Hero Squared Omnibus SC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Adult Coloring Book

Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern SC

Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York SC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Poster Book

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One Deluxe HC

Hellraiser Omnibus Vol. 1 SC

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Official Graphic Novel Prelude SC

Archaia

Realist Plug and Play HC

Bolivar HC

Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal Vol. 1 HC

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales HC

Mouse Guard Alphabet Book

Cursed Pirate Girl Adult Coloring Book

Jane HC

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Adult Coloring Book

BOOM! Box

Lumberjanes / Gotham Academy SC

Lumberjanes To the Max Ed Vol. 1-3 HC (Vol. 3 came out this year)

Misfit City Vol. 1 SC

Bad Mask OGN HC

Giant Days: Not on the Test Edition Vol. 1 HC

The Backstagers SC

SLAM! Vol. 1 SC

Clueless: Senior Year SC

Coady & the Creepies SC

KaBOOM!

Adventure Time Comics Vol. 1 SC

Over The Garden Wall Vol. 1 SC

Brave Chef Brianna SC

The Not-So Secret Society OGN SC

The Deep SC

Snoopy HC

Mega Princess SC

Steven Universe (Ongoing) Vol. 1: Warp Tour SC

BATTON LASH

Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre specializes in a particular field of law: The Supernatural! (Hey, somebody’s got to defend them!) There’s been many collections of the comic, including:

Tales of Supernatural Law (volumes 1-7)

Werewolf of New York and other Tales of Supernatural Law

A Vampire in Hollywood and other Tales of Supernatural Law

Zombie Wife and other Tales of Supernatural Law

Supernatural Law: The Missing Links

To order, go here: Exhibitapress.com

PAUL CORNELL I think the Complete Saucer Country from IDW, by myself and Ryan Kelly, the prologue to our current Saucer State, mixing the horrors of US politics with the delights of UFO mythology, makes a perfect present for under the tree! ANDY SMITH -Ominous Press The How to draw Super-heroes Sketchbook! An interactive how-to book that you draw along inside the book over top of the blueline guides. As you learn the guides become lighter and less detailed for you to fill out more. www.renderdemo.com JERRY ORDWAY I will happily recommend Twomorrows “Reed Crandall: Illustrator of the Comics” by Roger Hill, as well as IDW’s Reed Crandall EC Artist’s Edition. For younger readers, I think Abrams’ “SpongeBob Comics Treasure Chest” is a nice collection, in a cool slipcased hardcover edition. That volume also includes work of mine, from a series of Mermaid Man back-up stories, written by Derek Drymon. For a smaller budget, a trip to your local comic shop can’t be beat! Ask the cashier for specific recommendations based on who you are buying for. Or buy a gift certificate. Enjoy the holiday season! Jerry Ordway

SCOTT MYER

THE WALKING DEAD – The Shiva Force – Regular ($100) or Bloody set ($100)

Rick Grimes, Michonne, Ezekiel, Shiva; Commander, Samurai, Sensei, Tiger – THE SHIVA FORCE! This 4 figure set comes in collectible Shiva Force box with individually carded figures inside.

SAGA – The Will and Lying Cat ($50), and Hazel and Isabel Action Figures ($40)

The Will and Lying Cat come in an awesome 2-pack. The Will comes with collapsed and extended lance, and Lying Cat comes with alternate legs (a standing pair and a sitting pair) and “Lying” word bubble! Also coming in a 2-pack is Alana and Marko’s daughter Hazel along with her babysitter, Izabel. Hazel comes with her beloved doll, Ponk Konk, and Izabel comes with a plastic stand so she can watch over Hazel.

Green Valley Hardcover ($30)

The knights of Kelodia are the finest in the land, but they’ve never faced a POWER like the one that resides in the Green Valley. Now they’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime—to stop a wizard and slay his dragons—but there’s no such thing as magic or dragons…is there? Eisner-nominated writer MAX LANDIS (Chronicle, Superman: American Alien), artist GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (Amazing Spider-Man) and Eisner-nominated colorist JEAN FRANCOIS BEAULIEU welcome you to the world of GREEN VALLEY…where nothing is ever what it seems. Collects GREEN VALLEY #1-9

The Walking Dead “Here’s Negan!” Hardcover ($20)

Who is Negan? Since his debut in THE WALKING DEAD #100, the charismatic psychopath has antagonized Rick Grimes, murdered his friend with a baseball bat wrapped in barb wire (which he calls “Lucille”), and led the Saviors into war against Alexandria and the neighboring communities. But who was he before society broke down? That question will be answered here, collecting the “HERE’S NEGAN!” story originally serialized in IMAGE+ magazine.

Extremity Volume 1 “Artist” ($17)

Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead…who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her? Creator DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (Space Mullet) and colorist MIKE SPICER present a bold new vision, where the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max, in this all-new Skybound Original. Collects EXTREMITY #1-6

Matthew Szewczyk – Managing Editor

MLJ Companion Cover

The MLJ Companion

The Mighty Crusaders return in December but you can read all about the history of Archie’s super-hero line in Rik Offenberger’s comprehensive and incredibly detailed MLJ Companion.

A stunning 288 page full color book, it will give you more information about the Crusaders, The Shield, the Fly and all the other classic characters than you could ever have hoped to learn.

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'Mythic Evil In Old School Campaigns' - Another OSR Commentary

Swords & Stitchery - 13 hours 7 min ago
Happy Thanksgiving everyone from Casa De Fabiaschi, I wrote about 'The Cosmic Struggle In Old School Campaigns'.  So why would any of the planar elements & powers care about some lowly PC on some backwater world? Because the lowly adventurer does not stay in the lower ranking tier of the adventurer if they survive long. From the very beginning in Original Dungeons & Dragons the fate of the Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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RICH REVIEWS: Sian: The Eye of Jar-Jargathar # 1

First Comics News - 13 hours 19 min ago

Title: Sian: The Eye of Jar-Jargathar # 1
Publisher: Craig A. Taillefer
Story & Art: Craig A. Taillefer
Price: free
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.craigtaillefer.com
Comments: Sian is a thief. She wants one thing which a wizard may grant to her if she completes his quest. Her quest takes turns that you will not expect. Through it all, she only wants one thing though, well a little treasure too.
Sian’s problem is she just needs more confidence in herself. She is a skilled thief and a good fighter. She can stand up to anyone and do well against them. This woman is someone others can identify with and see themselves in.
Beautiful pin-ups end this comic. Sian is a gorgeous woman and a strong one.
Sian is a down to earth woman that you will be rooting for and love seeing her succeed.

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RICH REVIEWS: Unknown Vistas # 1

First Comics News - 13 hours 19 min ago

Title: Unknown Vistas # 1
Publisher: Craig A. Taillefer
Story & Art: Craig A. Taillefer
Price: free
Rating: out of 5 stars
Website: www.craigtaillefer.com
Comments: “Cold Fever” One man is exploring an alien planet and he does find natives there. This man is greedy as men often are. He sees gold and he wants it all for himself. This is a sci-fi/horror tale that is short and sweet and delivers a punch. Be careful what you want you just might get more than you want. The art matches the story and conveys a sense of dread as this man known he is doomed.
The dinosaur with girl pin-up is a gorgeous illustration. Beauty and the beast shown together.
“The Call of Nature”

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Art Of Wrestling #375: Nick Mondo

First Comics News - 14 hours 5 min ago

From weed-whackers to rooftops, Nick Mondo abused his body and mind in CZW and beyond. Colt and Nick discuss the culmination of it all with his movie, The Trade, among many other subjects.
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Indigogo - LotFP Hardcover Referee Book - Last Update was 13 Months Ago, and it Wasn't a Feel Good One

Tenkar's Tavern - 15 hours 27 min ago
I knew that the LotFP Hardcover Referee Book Indigogo project was going to be long in the tooth, but no update in 13 months (and the last update basically saying "I never should have crowdfunded this") is not a positive sign.

In any case, for those that missed +James Raggi 's last update on this project, here it is:


Yeah, 4 years now.

Edit: Hate to say it, but I really no longer have a use for this, having moved on.

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Amazon - $5 off $20 in Books - Stock up on Swords & Wizardry Continual Light ;)

Tenkar's Tavern - 18 hours 10 min ago

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Long Haul

Yarn Harlot - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:53

The top ten reasons I have deleted blog posts to you in the last 2 weeks – along with random photos of where I have been and things I have been doing.

  1. I have been travelling and working a lot, and by the time I find an internet connection to hit “post” what I wrote seems out date and stupid.

(The Resort at Port Ludlow on the last day of our retreat, when a rainbow broke out of the (unrelenting) rain.)

2. After my last post, someone wrote me an email saying that I should be nicer to autistic people. My response wasn’t generous, and I deleted it. (Everyone should be nice to everyone – which I was, even though the guy was a jerk. I answered all his questions and gave him my hotspot. I am super nice.)

3. One of the posts was about weaving in ends and I almost bored myself to death writing it, never mind posting it.

(mitten knitting on the plane.)

4. At least three of them just said YES YOU CAN KNIT ON A PLANE.

(Finished Cloisonee mittens. That I knit on a plane.)

5. I deleted one by accident and in a fit of rage couldn’t write another.

(Trying to knit a second pair of Cloisonee mittens on the plane when I realized I’d forgotten the white yarn. I had backup yarn for another project but was mightily annoyed.)

6. A few of them were too vulnerable, sad and grief struck. I am generally all of those things right now, but I am trying hard to let those feelings come and go – and writing them down and committing them to the archive felt too much like committing to the dark side. There are times of happiness along with the grief, and because I’ve always believed that you get more of what you pay attention to, I didn’t want to write about grief.

(The backup yarn. Despondent Dyes : Party like you plan to be home at 9:00)

7. Then I decided that it was wrong not to write about grief, because it’s a human thing and it’s what’s happening and it happens to everyone and shouldn’t we talk about it?

(The scene just outside Whistler BC, at the Sea to Sky Retreat by Knit Social.)

8. See #6.

9. Thrown off by #’s 6, 7 and 8, I wrote a really happy one, and then decided (because grief makes you a crazy person) that it was disrespectful to my mother’s memory to be too happy and felt guilty that I wasn’t grieving and deleted it.

(The inestimable Clara Parkes and me. In the snow.)

10. I was knitting.

(Sorta mittens.)

PS I almost deleted this because I remembered it was American Thanksgiving and wondered if my post should be about that (even though it is not Thanksgiving here.) I decided not to. Happy Thanksgiving, American friends.  Happy Thursday to everyone else.

 

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November Campaign Design XII - Artanian Blood Magic

Greyhawk Grognard - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:00
As noted previously, one thing I want to use to differentiate Artanian magic from the more standard type used by the colonists from Hanar-across-the-sea is its basis in blood sacrifice. This is thematically similar to Defiler magic in the Dark Sun setting, which consumes plant life in order to function. Artanian blood magic is similar, but uses the life force of animals and intelligent creatures to function.

Each magic-user spell has an Artanian equivalent, plus there will be some Artanian-only spells. There is a new spell, Read Artanian Magic, which is required for magic-users to be able to utilize such spells. Spell progression lists are the unchanged.

Artanian blood magic spells do not need to be memorized. They are read directly from the magic-user's spell book. There is no limit to the number of spells that can be cast each day, as long as the requisite hit dice of creatures are sacrificed to "fuel" the spell. All Artanian spells have a somatic component in addition to the normal components; this consists of the killing of a living animal or intelligent creature(s) at the climax of the spell.

The total number of hit dice of sacrificial offerings needed to cast a spell is given below. If the subject is docile, immobilized, or willing, then no roll to hit is required, neither is a roll for damage. If the subject is resisting, then a normal roll to hit is required and damage should be rolled as normal. If the subject is not slain by the hit, then the spell is on hold until the magic-user abandons it or kills the required number of creatures, to a maximum of 1 turn. Only 1 spell can be on hold in this fashion at a time. Creatures with an intelligence of 6 or greater count as their full hit point totals. Creatures with an intelligence of 5 or less count as half of their normal hit dice. Creatures must be slain with a sharp weapon; it is the spilling of the blood that is required, not simply death itself.

It is not necessary that the magic-user himself kill the sacrifice(s). If another does the killing, the victim must be within 10' of the caster at the time of death. For each creature being sacrificed (not each hit die), 1 segment is added to the casting time of the spell.

Spell LevelLevel to CastHit Dice UsedDamage111-11 hp, 10'2312 hp, 10'351+2 hp, 15'4723 hp, 15'5933 hp, 20'61144 hp, 20'71354 hp, 25'81564 hp, 25'91775 hp, 30'
Spell Level: The level of the spell being cast.

Level to Cast: The minimum experience level needed to cast the spell.
Hit Dice Used: The minimum hit dice needed to sacrifice to cast the spell. Assumes an INT of 6 or higher. Creatures with an INT of 5 or lower count as half. 
Damage: The amount of damage inflicted when the spell is cast, followed by the range. This damage will affect all creatures in the range given, friend or foe. A successful saving throw vs. magic indicates half damage (round up). The caster is similarly impacted, but gets no save.

Scrolls

Artanian blood magic scrolls function the same as their regular counterparts. However, creating such scrolls requires the same sacrifices as noted above for casting, in addition to any other special ingredients the ink requires.

Mixing and Matching

It is possible for a magic-user to use both Artanian spells and regular spells. Neither has an impact on the other, but if an Artanian spell is "on hold" pending the required hit dice worth of sacrifices, a regular spell will disrupt it. Similarly, a regular spell can only be used to slay an offering if the target is within 10' of the magic-user at the time the spell is cast, and only if blood is spilled (a fireball would not work, for instance, but a wizard blade would).

Notes

As can be seen, Artanian magic can lead to very powerful spells earlier than normal (usually an experience level sooner), and the ability to cast an unlimited number of spells per day drastically increases their utility. However, the logistics of having the required number of sacrificial offerings to hand makes this less useful in, for instance, an adventuring party, where supplies are usually scarce and the need for mobility limits the number of creatures that can be brought. It would work much better in a setting where the magic-user stays put and can have offerings brought to him; a wizard in his tower, for instance, or a court magician with the resources of a city or a whole realm at his disposal.

The need for the sacrifices to be intelligent creatures, or only be half useful, is another break on the system from a PC perspective. A clever player might bring a cartful of songbirds along (for instance), but doing so presents its own logistical challenges. It should also be remembered that the damage inflicted by the spell will potentially impact other creatures that have been brought along for the magic-user's use, not to mention the slow and steady wearing down of his own hit points as the spells are cast.

Once the true implications of this form of magic are discovered and become known, it might well start a "land rush" among the major colonial powers, as they seek to root out and explore additional Artanian ruins and tombs where spell books and other magical paraphernalia might be found. I envision a situation where the colonies know that there was something different about Artanian magic, but they don't have the key just yet. Maybe it's as easy as someone finding a Read Artanian Magic spell to open the floodgates. The infrastructure relating to mass sacrifices would be put down to some horrific cult or other, and the moralistic Holy Family church would certainly see that as a cause for the Artanian Empire's fall. Not that the truth is any better from a moral standpoint, but I love to throw the PCs off the scent with in-game information that turns out to be wrong. Nothing says everything their characters know to be true has to be so...
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Reddit Has a Tread on Vaporware RPGs - and The Tavern has Covered Many That Got Mentioned

Tenkar's Tavern - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:57

Ah, sweet Reddit. Where the rabbit holes go deep and wide.

The Vaporware RPG thread is an interesting read. The Tavern even gets linked for a Far West post from this summer.

It is a long and winding thread with projects familiar and others not. Still, an enjoyable read and an eye opener.

Enjoy your Turkey Day (and read about some turkeys on Reddit ;)


Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Take The Black Friday

Looking For Group - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:00

It’s that time of year again friends: Black Friday is upon us and we’ve got a metric ton of stuff for you! So let’s get right to it: 25% off the whole store.* Books, Games, Shirts, you want it, it’s […]

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RICH REVIEWS: Zombie Tramp # 41

First Comics News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:50

Title: Zombie Tramp # 41
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Created & Written by: Dan Mendoza
Drawn by: Celor
Colors by: Valentina Pucci
Letters by: Adam Wollet
Cover: Dan Mendoza
Variant Covers: Magenta King, Zoe Stanley
Price: $ 4.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.actionlabcomics.com
Comments: Janey Belle gets a lift from this nice old man who talks about his cats. His cats are female hitchhikers. He collects pussies. Janey is his newest acquisition.
Henry and his “mother” are weird sick SOB’s. Having Janey play with them is a blessing. By play I mean lets their victims tear them apart. These two really deserve it.
Has Janey lost her ability to feel when she is on her sick twisted killing spree? Is she no longer enjoying herself it seems so. She needs to get her perverse nature back.
The art is not used at all to show off Janey’s sexual side. The cover and variant covers do that but it would be nice to see inside the comic book. Zombie Tramp herself does kill but it is not shown at all. She kills lots of people but no one is shown.
Janey Belle aka Zombie Tramp is one great character just she needs to be used better like she has been in the past.

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OVER 1,000 MIDNIGHT FAN CELEBRATIONS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND THE U.K. USHER IN A NEW ERA OF COMICS WITH “DOOMSDAY CLOCK”

First Comics News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:33

(November 22, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – The wait is over, and the end is here! The release of “Doomsday Clock #1,” from the New York Times best-selling writer/artist team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, was celebrated with a series of midnight events at over 1,000 comic book stores across the United States and United Kingdom. Due to the incredible demand for the series that promises to bring the “Watchmen” characters and the DC Universe together for the first time, “Doomsday Clock #1” has already gone back to the printer.

“‘Doomsday Clock’ is unlike anything that we have ever done before, and both Gary and I are incredibly overwhelmed by the support that the fans have shown leading up to the release,” said writer Geoff Johns. “The day before Thanksgiving has always held a special meaning for me – it was when I would buy boxes of comic books before heading home for the holiday. Once there, I would eagerly read through them and discuss every little detail with my friends. My hope is that fans will have that same experience with the first issue of ‘Doomsday Clock.’” Comic book retailers marked the occasion by opening their doors just before midnight – the time displayed on the cover of “Doomsday Clock #1” – for fans eager to get their hands on the comic book release of the year. Fans at Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles in Toronto were treated with a release party and signing with the mastermind behind the project, Johns.

The twelve-issue series was inspired by current worldwide events and Johns and Frank have set out to tell what is sure to be the story of our time.

Frank adds, “We know the bar is set high for fans of ‘Watchmen,’ and we aren’t going into it thinking we can match the best comic of all time. But, we are confident that we have something pretty special and we are anxious for fans to finally have the first issue in hand and see where we are taking this story.”

“Doomsday Clock #1” hits shelves today, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Visit your local comic book shop or visit DCComics.com/DoomsdayClock to purchase a digital copy. Fans can join in the conversation on Twitter using #DOOMSDAYCLOCK and by following @DCComics@GeoffJohns, and @1MoreGaryFrank.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

First Comics News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:27

The staff of First Comics News wishes you and your families a happy Thanksgiving…

Alex Wright, Bob Almond, Dærick Gröss Sr., Miguel Ortiz, Tanya Tate, Tim Chizmar, Art Sippo, Chris Marshall, Colt Cabana, Jamie Coville, Augie Max Vargas, Chris Squires, Francis Sky, Grant Offenberger, Martin Boruta, Phil Latter, Scott Fletcher, Alexander Raymond, Giovanni Aria, Ric Croxton, Shane Ysais, Wayne Hall, Jez Ibelle, Matthew Szewczyk, Reinhardt Schäfer, Richard Vasseur and Rik Offenberger

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RPGNow Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale is Live - Save 17% on over 32k Titles

Tenkar's Tavern - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 06:13


The RPGNow Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale is live right now. I'll try and find time to go through some picks but its damn near everything (including a benefit bundle, if you can believe it)

Yes, even Swords & Wizardry Continual  Light is on sale. The price for the PDF drops from 2.50 to 2.08.

You probably already have a copy ;)

Yep, affiliate links keep the lights on here at The Tavern...
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DC COMICS FEBRUARY 2018 SOLICITATIONS

First Comics News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 05:55

SIDEWAYS #1

Written by DAN DiDIO and JUSTIN JORDAN

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

During the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, high school junior Derek James accidentally fell through a rift into the dark matter dimension! Now, as Sideways, he can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will! But with that much power comes great liability—and cracks are starting to form in the fabric of the space-time continuum…

RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+

 

THE TERRIFICS #1

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

Cover by IVAN REIS

Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Bound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics bound from the Dark Multiverse of Metal! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: where in the universe is Tom Strong?

RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+

 

DAMAGE #2

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and DANNY MIKI

Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Damage can smash his way through a warzone, but can he smash his way through the Suicide Squad? Colonel Jonas takes on Amanda Waller in a race to see who can get to Damage first. And while Waller sends Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Parasite and Giganta to capture Damage by any means necessary, Colonel Jonas has her own wicked plan in play…

RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

THE SILENCER #2

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and SANDRA HOPE

Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

The world’s deadliest assassin thought she was out…but the past won’t let her leave! Talia al Ghul’s violent disappearance has led to a mystery that could cost Honor Guest the lives of her family, and to defend those she loves, Honor must once again don the mantle of the Silencer! Seeking information from the neutral ground of the assassin’s armory, Silencer gets more than she bargained for as the most monstrous forces of the underworld descend for the kill!

RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

JLA/DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO and GERARD WAY

Art by ACO

Backup story written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO

Backup story art by SONNY LIEW

Cover by FRANK QUITELY

“MILK WARS” part one! Welcome to the un-event of the year! Kicking off a line-wide adventure, DC’s Young Animal collides with the DC Universe to bring you a different kind of crossover.

The Doom Patrol has discovered that an interdimensional corporation called RetCo has been stealing stories, reconfiguring them and repackaging them for new markets. Our gang of misfit heroes have felt the touch of this nefarious company, and it has already started to change them. Even scarier, though, is how deeply RetCo has embedded itself into current continuity, using the radioactive milk of psychic cows to quell the more dangerous impulses of the Justice League and turn them into heroes safe for the masses. And to kick this off, RetCo has gone all the way to the top.

Meet Milkman Man, heretofore unknown final son of Krypton, who was sent to our planet to save him from the destruction of his homeworld, only to be adopted by an evil dairy farmer and raised to love all things dairy!

Co-plotted by Steve Orlando and Gerard Way, with art by ACO (MIDNIGHTER), this extra-sized special starts “Milk Wars” with a splash!

Plus, who is Eternity Girl, and how does she connect to this whole scheme? A special four-part back-up feature by Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim) and Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye) begins here.

RETRO-SOLICITED • ONE-SHOT • On sale JANUARY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

 

MOTHER PANIC/BATMAN SPECIAL #1

Written by JODY HOUSER

Art by TY TEMPLETON

Backup story written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO

Backup story art by SONNY LIEW

Cover by FRANK QUITELY

“MILK WARS” part two! Mother Panic has discovered a Gotham City transformed. What happened to her family and friends? And who moved into Gather House, the religious school that scarred Mother Panic as a young girl? It’s Father Bruce, the orphan millionaire who decided to give back to society by filling the deep demand for sidekicks. So many Robins in need of a nest! Plus, part two of the Eternity Girl backup story! ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

 

SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL/WONDER WOMAN SPECIAL #1

Written by CECIL CASTELLUCCI

Art by MIRKA ANDOLFO

Backup story written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO

Backup story art by SONNY LIEW

Cover by FRANK QUITELY

“MILK WARS” part three! Shade has been split into multiple parts, each representing a different mood, all in service to the perfect and beautiful Wonder Wife. But Happy Shade is starting to sense that not all is right in Wonderland, and she finds something strange staring back at her on the other side of the looking glass! Plus, part three of the Eternity Girl backup story!

ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

 

CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE/SWAMP THING SPECIAL #1

Written by JON RIVERA

Art by LANGDON FOSS

Backup story written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO

Backup story art by SONNY LIEW

Cover by FRANK QUITELY

“MILK WARS” part four! Swamp Thing has detected a disturbance in the Green, and his hunt for it has led him to RetCo headquarters. There he finds Cave Carson and his crew struggling against being assimilated into RetCo’s diabolical narrative. Is it possible for Swampy and Cave to destroy the organization from the inside? Plus, find out how their efforts help Eternity Girl in the final installment of her backup story!

ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

 

DOOM PATROL/JLA SPECIAL #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO and GERARD WAY

Art by DALE EAGLESHAM and others

Cover by FRANK QUITELY

“MILK WARS” finale! As RetCo’s foundation shatters, the Young Animal teams come together with the Justice League and even more DC Universe heroes to finish the job. The only problem is, Milkman Man and RetCo still stand in their way. To right reality, the heroes of Young Animal and the DC Universe will have to unlock an outrageous power never before seen on any world!

This mind-blowing conclusion will establish new realities for all of the DC’s Young Animal titles. Look for the return of Cave Carson, Shade and Mother Panic next month!

ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

 

DARK NIGHTS: METAL #6

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

Variant covers by TONY S. DANIEL, ANDY KUBERT and JIM LEE

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.

All roads lead…to darkness. In the devastating and epic conclusion to DC’s cataclysmic event series, heroes from across the universe make their final charge into the unknown to battle the forces of the Dark Multiverse! Space and time, dreams and nightmares, all will collide—and what is left at the end will leave the DC Universe irrevocably changed!

ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale MARCH 14 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED COVER • RATED T+

 

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #4

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by GARY FRANK

Variant cover by GARY FRANK

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

The series you thought you’d never see reaches its fourth issue with a shocking revelation about the aftermath of Ozymandias’ actions and how they reach into even the darkest corners of the DC Universe. Don’t miss the latest chapter by the acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank!

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 12, $4.99 US • RATED T+

 

BATMAN: SINS OF THE FATHER #1

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE

Art and cover by RAFFAELE IENCO

Videogame art variant cover

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

Based on the acclaimed videogame series from Telltale Games, this new digital-first comic tells the story of events between the first and second seasons. Someone is killing people associated with Arkham Asylum during the time Thomas Wayne was forcibly committing people there. Suspicion falls on the families suing Bruce Wayne to pay for the harm caused by his father. Batman has other ideas, but his investigation leads to him becoming the target of a deadly assassin.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • DIGITAL FIRST

 

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN #1

Written by LIAM SHARP

Art and cover by LIAM SHARP

Don’t miss the start of a new, six-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! When a Celtic god’s murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace while Batman investigates strange occurrences in Gotham City. As Diana must turn to the World’s Greatest Detective for help, the two heroes quickly learn their cases may be connected.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

GREEN LANTERN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1 HC

Written by GABRIEL HARDMAN and CORINNA BECHKO

Art and cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN

The newest Earth One original graphic novel presents an all-new origin for the Emerald Warrior!

Hal Jordan yearns for the thrill of discovery, but the days when astronaut and adventure were synonymous are long gone. His gig prospecting asteroids for Ferris Galactic is less than fulfilling—but at least he’s not on Earth, where technology and culture have stagnated.

When Jordan finds a powerful ring, he also finds a destiny to live up to. There are worlds beyond his own, unlike anything he ever imagined. But revelation comes with a price: the Green Lantern Corps has fallen, wiped out by ruthless killing machines known as Manhunters. The odds against reviving the Corps are nearly impossible…but doing the impossible is exactly what Hal Jordan was trained to do!

From co-writer and artist Gabriel Hardman (Invisible Republic) comes a soaring original graphic novel that takes a radical new look at the mythology of Green Lantern and provides a great entry point for new readers.

On sale MARCH 14 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US • 978-1-4012-7792-5

 

YOUNG MONSTERS IN LOVE #1

Written by PAUL DINI, JAMES ROBINSON, JEFF LEMIRE, STEVE ORLANDO, MARK RUSSELL, KYLE HIGGINS, ALISA KWITNEY, PHIL HESTER and others

Art by GUILLEM MARCH, FRAZER IRVING, KELLEY JONES and others

Cover by KELLEY JONES

It’s hard being a monster…and even harder being a monster in love. Sparks will fly and hearts will be broken when the ghouls and ghosts of the DC Universe assemble to bring you the Valentine’s Day Special that no one saw coming!

PRESTIGE FORMAT • ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 80 pg, FC, $9.99 US

 

ACTION COMICS #1000: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN HC

Story and art by various

Montage cover by JIM LEE

Join us for the 80th anniversary celebration of the most important comic book in American history: ACTION COMICS #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman! It’s an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring the debuts of not just the Man of Tomorrow, but also Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude and more! See the work of generations of top writers and artists on the original superhero! Enjoy sparkling essays from literary wizards who have won Pulitzer Prizes and hit the bestseller lists, including Jules Feiffer, who relives his memories of when ACTION COMICS #1 first hit newsstands. Plus, a historical essay by guest editor Paul Levitz, and all one thousand ACTION COMICS covers presented on a special 30” x by 39.75” poster! And as a bonus, don’t miss a previously unpublished 1940s Superman tale believed to be written by Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster studio, salvaged fifty years ago and hidden away until now!

This new hardcover serves as a companion to the ACTION COMICS #1000 comic book coming in March!

On sale APRIL 11 • 384 pg, FC, $29.99 US

 

ACTION COMICS #997

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by WILL CONRAD

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

“BOOSTER SHOT” part five! Superman and Booster Gold are stranded in time on a world ruled by not one but two Generals Zod! As Lor-Zod asserts himself as rightful heir to the military dictatorship of their adopted homeworld, Old Man Zod turns his attention to the interlopers from the past. Our heroes’ only hope of survival is to repair their craft and get home—but to do that, they’ll need to travel into the belly of beast!

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

ACTION COMICS #998

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

Cover by WILL CONRAD

Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

“BOOSTER SHOT” part six! Escape from Planet Zod! Superman and Booster Gold must escape to travel back to the present, where the life of the captured Sam Lane hangs in the balance!

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

AQUAMAN #33

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by RICCARDO FEDERICI

Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC

Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

“The Crown Comes Down” finale! With Mera’s life hanging in the balance, Aquaman must find a way to bring down the Crown of Thorns! But King Rath’s forces are more resolved than ever to take down Aquaman…and time is running out before Mera pays the ultimate price!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

MERA: QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #1

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by LAN MEDINA

Cover by NICOLA SCOTT

Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

From the pages of AQUAMAN comes a brand-new adventure starring Mera, in her own title for the first time ever!

As the brutal Atlantean Civil War rages, Mera must keep the peace between the surface world and Atlantis as its newly anointed queen in exile. But when Aquaman’s brother Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, learns of his homeland’s fate, he’ll stop at nothing to return to Atlantis as its king and savior!

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

BATGIRL #20

Written by HOPE LARSON

Art by CHRIS WILDGOOSE

Cover by DAN MORA

Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

As the temperature drops even lower, Batgirl feels the pressure to find the maniac behind the worst blizzard that Gotham has seen in years! All signs point to the city’s latest villain turned hero: the Penguin. Could his efforts to help be a front for a greater crime in the making? What does his brilliant yet corrupt son, Black Sun, have to do with it? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to our wintry tale!

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #19

Written by JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON

Art by ROGE ANTONIO

Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON

Variant cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

“Full Circle” part one! In addition to her vigilante life as Batgirl, Barbara Gordon also fought crime behind the scenes as Oracle. Now she’s taking it one step further—working to stop crimes before they happen. Her first target? Bringing down the Calculator’s intricate network of super-villains. Huntress and Black Canary are concerned she might be going too far, and it could put them all in the crosshairs when a new evildoer arrives to settle the score on behalf of the Calculator.

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

BATMAN #40

Written by TOM KING

Art and cover by JOELLE JONES

Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

“SUPERFRIENDS” part four! Since the beginning, the friendship between Batman and Wonder Woman has stood at the heart of the DC Universe. Now that friendship is coming apart, and as it does, the universe itself begins to crumble. The conclusion of Batman’s team-up with Wonder Woman.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

BATMAN #41

Written by TOM KING

Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN

Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

“EVERYONE LOVES IVY” part one! Mikel Janin returns to BATMAN for a brand-new epic! Pamela Isley’s influence can spread as far as vegetation will allow, putting the whole world at her fingertips. Can Batman and Catwoman stand their ground against an entire planet of Poison Ivys?

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #4

Written by JAMES TYNION IV

Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II

Variant cover by KEVIN EASTMAN

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

With Bane, Bebop, Rocksteady and the entire Foot Clan pumped up on Venom, the odds are severely stacked against Batman and the Turtles. All looks lost until Master Splinter steps in—only to fall victim to the treacherous Bane! The heroes on the half-shell live to fight another day, but at what cost? Donnie thinks he has a plan for victory, but Batman warns against it.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #3

Written by KURT BUSIEK

Art and cover by JOHN PAUL LEON

Bruce Wainwright isn’t a child anymore—but the trauma that shaped him, and the monster he created, is still with him! Has Bruce grown enough to deal with the shock when he learns that one of his most closely held beliefs was a lie?

PRESTIGE FORMAT • On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 48 pg, FC, 3 of 4, $5.99 US • RATED T+

 

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #5

Written by SEAN MURPHY

Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY

Variant cover by SEAN MURPHY

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

Jack’s mind and body begin to betray him as he prepares for an inevitable showdown with Batman, and Bruce himself struggles to keep his team united. As the game gets tougher, Batman seeks counsel from a shocking source—and after Wayne Manor is infiltrated, a car chase for the ages aims to curb Napier’s supercriminal crew once and for all.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 •32 pg, FC, 5 of 8 • $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

BANE: CONQUEST #9

Written by CHUCK DIXON

Art and cover by GRAHAM NOLAN

Bane is going to war! And to take down Kobra in their lair, he’s going to need an army. Travel around the world with the Man Who Broke The Bat as he assembles his own dirty half-dozen of faces familiar and new. Who has the stuff and who can he trust? The breakneck pace continues as co-creators Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan raise the stakes for Bane and his new crew! Come in for the kill!

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 9 of 12, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #2

Written by SCOTT SNYDER and TONY PATRICK

Art and cover by CULLY HAMNER

Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

As Bruce Wayne fulfills his corporate duties at Wayne Industries, Duke Thomas (a.k.a. the Signal) embraces his role as Gotham City’s daytime protector while battling a deadly new rogues gallery. Could these teenage villains be connected to the recent metahuman population boom in the Narrows? To find out, the Signal must learn to work with a different kind of ally…the GCPD!

RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 3, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

BATMAN BEYOND #17

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by PHIL HESTER and ANDE PARKS

Cover by BERNARD CHANG

Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

“The Long Payback” part four! Following his defeat at the hands of Stalker, Batman is delivered into the arms of the mysterious villain pulling all the strings—someone he never expected! Humiliated by past defeats, this deadliest of enemies wants to drag Batman through the streets of Neo-Gotham en route to a public execution. With Bruce Wayne hampered by injuries, the rescue mission falls to a complete unknown, with dire consequences!

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

BATWOMAN #12

Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT

Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI

Cover by DAN PANOSIAN

Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

After her deadly trip around the world hunting the infamous Many Arms of Death, Batwoman returns to Brussels, the site of her most brutal losses and memories. As the clock begins to tick on a new cycle of violence, Kate must overcome her haunted past to ensure her terrorist foes don’t begin the New Year with a bang! Don’t miss the issue we’ve been building to all year, with a twist no one saw coming!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD, DEAD HANDS #4

Written by TONY ISABELLA

Art and cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Where were you when terror came to Cleveland? It’s open warfare on the city streets as Black Lightning and the police form an uneasy alliance against White Thunder and his murderous flying killers. Lightning’s troubles with the cops are hardly over, and an angry Tobias Whale plots his next move.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

BLUE BEETLE #18

Written by CHRIS SEBELA

Art and cover by SCOTT KOLINS

Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

It’s chaos at Kord Industries as Jaime helps Ted install a new A.I. system, only to have it come online and seize control of the facility. Trapped inside the building, Blue Beetle is put to the ultimate test, battling a hostile entity that turns every tool in Ted Kord’s inventory into a deadly weapon. With his last school year approaching, Jaime could be taking his final exam.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE

 

BOMBSHELLS UNITED #11

Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT

Art by STEPHEN BYRNE

Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON

When our heroes leave the labyrinth, they must confront the horrors Black Adam has been committing against the people of Spain. There is a way to defeat him, but is it worth the price they must pay?

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • DIGITAL FIRST

 

BOMBSHELLS UNITED #12

Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT

Art and cover by SANDY JARRELL

Black Adam’s powers have grown over centuries. But Miri Marvel isn’t afraid to join the fight against him!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • DIGITAL FIRST

 

DEADMAN #4

Written by NEAL ADAMS

Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS

From behind the scenes rises “He Who Is Always There,” Ra’s al Ghul, the very worst option before or after the death of Boston Brand. No path, no future will remain uncorrupted as long as Ra’s al Ghul remains alive. Deadman would be better off if he halted his quest before death is the best of two options.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #974

Written by JAMES TYNION IV

Art by JESUS MERINO

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

“KNIGHT’S FALL”! Can Tim Drake piece his dreams back together after Batwoman’s fateful decision, or will the Gotham Knights go their separate ways?

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #975

Written by JAMES TYNION IV

Art and cover by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ

Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

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“THE TRIAL OF BATWOMAN”! In a 30-page anniversary story, Batwoman faces scrutiny from Batman and Red Robin but stands up for her actions. Will Batman allow her to continue bearing his symbol after everything she has done?

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

THE FLASH #40

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO

Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO

Variant covers by HOWARD PORTER

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“PERFECT STORM” part two! Gorilla Grodd is after Central City’s Speed Force, and The Flash is on the run! But the one thing Barry Allen can’t outrun is the truth…and his nemesis knows a terrible secret about the Fastest Man Alive.

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

THE FLASH #41

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art by NEIL GOOGE

Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO

Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER

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“PERFECT STORM” part three! The Flash has lost what he prizes most of all and must call in an old ally to protect Central City while he sets out to get it back…Wally West! But with a new Flash protecting his city, will Barry be willing to cross lines he never crossed before?

On sale FEBURARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

DEATHSTROKE #28

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST

Art by DIOGENES NEVES and TREVOR SCOTT

Cover by RYAN SOOK

Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI

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“Chinatown” part one! In the aftermath of the shocking events of this year’s Deathstroke Annual, Slade finds himself at a crossroads as his ad hoc “Dark Titans” team dissolves and even Wintergreen finally abandons him. Slade begins a turbulent backslide to his old ways, bringing him face to face with China’s New Super-Man!

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #4

Written by ANDREW CONSTANT

Art and cover by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY

Having learned who is responsible for the hellish transformation of the Earth, our reluctant team makes its way toward the source of the hell zone across the brutal nightmare landscape of Death Valley to put an end to the horrors facing the Earth. But with a group of people who all hate each other, tensions run high, and the fears of Etrigan and Jason come into light. Will the group hold together? Or will humanity’s last hope shatter?

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #9

Written by COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING

Art by LYNNE YOSHII and NEIL GOOGE

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

Luthor is bringing the war to the Garage, so they need allies. Barda rides out in search of rebel news radio station The Frequency, where she hopes to enlist Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen in bringing down the Garden. And when Kendra Blackhawk hears their call for help, she’ll have to make a hard decision about where home is.

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • DIGITAL FIRST

 

GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #10

Written by COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING

Art by ANEKE

Cover by JOE PRADO

Meet the founding member of the Gotham City Garage: Black Canary! But where has she been the last five years? And what secrets await in the dark caves of Ra’s al Ghul?

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • DIGITAL FIRST

 

GREEN ARROW #37

Written by BENJAMIN PERCY

Art and cover by JUAN FERREYRA

Variant cover by MIKE GRELL

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“THE RISE OF RED ARROW”! All Emiko wanted to do was follow in her brother’s footsteps and be the Red Arrow, but he refused her. Now she’s taken an arrow for him and her life is in the balance. Will she survive to become Red Arrow? And will Green Arrow punish those responsible or find himself in the grave?

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

GREEN LANTERNS #40

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by BARNABY BAGENDA

Cover by WILL CONRAD

Variant cover by BRANDON PETERSON

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“INHUMAN TRAFFICKING” part one! An unassuming dating app turns dangerous for Earth’s Green Lanterns, as heroes looking for love begin to disappear around the world. Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz discover an interplanetary superhuman trafficking network preying on super-powered seekers of love and romance, but with their hearts and heads on the line, these Green Lanterns may need more than willpower to win this fight.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • # 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

GREEN LANTERNS #41

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by BARNABY BAGENDA

Cover by WILL CONRAD

Variant cover by BRANDON PETERSON

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“INHUMAN TRAFFICKING” part two! Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz travel to the planet called Hellhole. Searching for the evil architects behind a criminal ring trading in superheroes, an all-out brawl sees the Lanterns forced to team with one of the Omega Men!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA

Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

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“ZOD’S WILL” part two! Mounting an escape from General Zod’s prison camp, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner must face down the natives of the Kryptonian villain’s new planet. As Hal and Kyle fight to survive the natives, Zod and his family, can even one of them make it out alive to warn the rest of the universe about the growing threat?

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA

Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA

Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

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“ZOD’S WILL” part three! The only thing standing in the way of the Green Lantern Corps taking down General Zod and rescuing Hal Jordan from behind enemy lines turns out to be the leaders of the Corps itself—the Guardians of the Universe. Can the Corps change the Guardians’ minds, or will they revolt to save their captured comrade?

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

HARLEY QUINN #37

Written by FRANK TIERI

Art by MIRKA ANDOLFO

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

Variant cover by FRANK CHO

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“ANGRY BIRD” part one! Ever since he started horning in on New York City, the Penguin and Harley Quinn have been stuck in a cold war…and it’s about to heat up! Making a long-term investment in a Gotham City that’s crawling with Bats isn’t the Penguin’s style, so now he’s hell-bent on making Coney Island his new nest!

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

HARLEY QUINN #38

Written by FRANK TIERI

Art by MIRKA ANDOLFO

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

Variant cover by FRANK CHO

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“ANGRY BIRD” part two! The Penguin didn’t come to Brooklyn alone this time…he’s put out an open invitation for some of Gotham City’s worst to join him in his new criminal empire, as long as they’re willing to hold off Harley Quinn! And when we say “worst,” we mean worst! Film Freak? Egghead? Condiment King?! Nateman’s Hot Dogs is gonna have a lot to say about that…

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #5

Written by MARC ANDREYKO and PAUL DINI

Art by LAURA BRAGA

Cover by JEN BARTEL

Variant cover by BILQUIS EVELY

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Archie and Jughead’s plan to save their girls from the dangers of the big city is foiled when Reggie tags along…and “Harley and Ivy” end up needing to rescue their saviors. But things can always get worse, and they do when Reggie leads some real Gotham gangsters back home to Riverdale!

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

THE HELLBLAZER #19

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by DAVIDE FABBRI

Cover by TIM SEELEY

Variant cover by SEAN PHILLIPS

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“The Good Old Days” part one! John is back home in London, but he’s not happy about it. A crime wave caused by young, aggressive gangsters interrupted his pursuit of Detective Chief Inspector Margaret Ames. Then she started acting strangely and refused to come to him for help…but going to her local priest could be the last mistake she’ll ever make.

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

INJUSTICE 2 #19

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by DANIEL SAMPERE

Cover by DALE KEOWN

Plastic Man reaches into the Phantom Zone in search of the Teen Titans, trapped there by Superman. A happy reunion seems to be in the cards, but Plas brings back a stowaway and catastrophe follows. An enraged Batman prepares to unleash a secret weapon.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

 

INJUSTICE 2 #20

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO and JUAN ALBARRAN

As Amazo battles Zod, Batman hurries to save a dying ally. But in order to save one friend, will he have to kill another? Both alternatives could lead to the resurrection of a forgotten hero from the past.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #38

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST

Art by MARCO SANTUCCI

Cover by PAUL PELLETIER

Variant cover by J.G. JONES

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“JUSTICE LOST” part five! Alone on the Watchtower, The Flash must find a way to save an astronaut drifting out into space. Meanwhile, Batman’s obsession with redeeming himself for two critical failures feeds a growing crisis of confidence in his leadership.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #39

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST

Art by IAN CHURCHILL

Cover by PAUL PELLETIER

Variant cover by J.G. JONES

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“JUSTICE LOST” part six! An environmental disaster unites both Justice League teams as Cyborg faces the first test of his leadership while still being overshadowed by Batman. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns struggle with internal conflicts while being recruited by a mysterious visitor for an unspecified deep-space mission.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24

Written by STEVE ORLANDO

Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA and DEXTER VINES

Cover by MIKEL JANIN

Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

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“NEW LIFE AND DEATH” part one! Batman has returned following the Queen of Fables saga, proud of how the team has grown. But there’s one more mission he needs to complete. Along with Black Canary, he travels to the world of Angor, home of the Extremists, to help rebuild the world without the influence of the mad dictator Lord Havok. But when he learns what’s happening, will Lord Havok punish Canary and Batman for their actions?

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25

Written by STEVE ORLANDO

Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA and DEXTER VINES

Cover by MIKEL JANIN

Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

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“NEW LIFE AND DEATH” finale! The battle for the soul of Angor rages on. Batman and Black Canary face down Lord Havok and his mad army of loyal servants while under the gaze of the cosmic being known as the Adjudicator. The Adjudicator will decide who is just, who will have say over Angor’s rebuilding and who will die!

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

MISTER MIRACLE #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT

Written by TOM KING

Art by MITCH GERADS and MIKE NORTON

Cover by NICK DERINGTON

We crack open the vaults on MISTER MIRACLE #1 to show you this issue’s original black-and-white artwork by Mitch Gerads and the script by Tom King, providing a peek into the creative process. Plus, King has written a brand-new eight-page story retelling Mister Miracle’s origin, drawn by Mike Norton (MYSTIK U) and available here for the first time! MISTER MIRACLE #1 sold out fast, so you won’t want to miss out on this special edition of one of the most talked-about debuts of the year!

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

NEW SUPER-MAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA #20

Written by GENE LUEN YANG

Art by BRENT PEEPLES and RICHARD FRIEND

Cover by PHILIP TAN

Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG

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“SEAS OF CHANGE” part one! It’s the dawn of a new era for the Justice League of China! The New Super-Man of China and his teammates have struck out on their own, and even the Ministry’s newly formed Lantern Corps is no match for this renegade force to be reckoned with! But as China’s superhero community reorganizes itself, trouble is brewing in North Korea…and from the depths emerges a new metahuman that will change everything.

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US •RATED T

 

NIGHTWING #38

Written by SAM HUMPHRIES

Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG

Variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI

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“THE UNTOUCHABLE—INFILTRATION”! Another day in Blüdhaven, another death tied to the Judge of all Creation. The clues lead Nightwing to Guppy, who was there when the first murder occurred. If Nightwing can’t stop the Judge, maybe Dick Grayson can.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

NIGHTWING #39

Written by SAM HUMPHRIES

Art and cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI

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“THE UNTOUCHABLE—FACE OFF”! In a flashback issue with art by Phil Jimenez, witness the second early encounter between Nightwing and the Judge, when Dick Grayson was a college student and a Teen Titan—a meeting that haunts him still.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

RAGMAN #5

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art by INAKI MIRANDA

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

As Ragman tries to get Mandy and Frank Jr. to safety, Frank Jr.’s possession allows for the leader of the demonic invasion in Gotham to finally arrive…Z’Dargill! Ragman is out of time, and with all of the players finally out in the open, Ragman can only trust one person to save the city…himself. The final battle for the souls of the innocent begins here!

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #19

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by MARCIO TAKARA

Cover by MIKE McKONE

Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH

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“Date Night”! By day, Artemis and Red Hood are teammates, but tonight they’re going out on their first date. Tonight they’re leaving Crime Alley behind and sampling the finer things Gotham City has to offer, including a surprise visit to the Batcave! With his friends gone for the night, how will Bizarro spend his free time? And what’s the deal with Artemis’ warning from last issue? Answers will definitely be revealed.

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #2

Written by MARV WOLFMAN

Art by POP MHAN

Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

Trigon attacks! Raven must defend herself from her own father! The balance between good and evil is upset, and Baron Winters predicts Raven will die! Is she beyond the help of the Night Force?

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 12, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

TRINITY #18

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by PATCH ZIRCHER

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

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“No Home for you Here” part two! Stranded on the lost world of Skartaris, the Trinity are alone and depowered as they face the bestial armies of Deimos! As the layers are peeled back and the mystery of Deimos’ plan deepens, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman must overcome the crippling effects of Skartaris to survive! But help is on way in the form of Travis Morgan…the one and only Warlord!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

SUPER SONS #13

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by CARLO BARBERI

Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

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“Mother’s Day” part one! Talia al Ghul returns for her son Damian, whom she trained from birth to be an assassin. With the evil in Robin’s past finally revealed to Superboy, it might be too much for the Sons’ partnership to survive…especially when the boys find out her next victim is one of the most important people in their lives!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

SUICIDE SQUAD #35

Written by ROB WILLIAMS

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Variant cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

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“HACKED” part one! A foe who knows the Squad’s weaknesses and secrets returns with a resurrected Hack! Now they’re going to break into Belle Reve to take revenge on her former teammates.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

SUICIDE SQUAD #36

Written by ROB WILLIAMS

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Variant cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

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“HACKED” part two! As Harley, Deadshot and Killer Croc race to save themselves from Hack’s plan to destroy her former team, a new patriotic hero threatens to usurp the Squad’s missions as the Wall emerges as America’s newest (and most deadly) hero.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

SUPERMAN #40

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA

Cover by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC

Variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS

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“SUICIDE PLANET” part one! Far away in a distant solar system, a world stands on the brink of destruction, much as Krypton did so many years ago. As Superman and son venture off into space to help, an unexpected adversary stops our heroes dead in their tracks: these people wish to die.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

SUPERMAN #41

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by ED BENES

Cover by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC

Variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS

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“SUICIDE PLANET” part two! Superman and Superboy battle the alien extremists of a world on the brink of disaster in the hope of saving them from themselves!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

SUPERGIRL #18

Written by STEVE ORLANDO and JODY HOUSER

Art and cover by ROBSON ROCHA and DANIEL HENRIQUES

Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

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“PLAIN SIGHT” finale! Director Bones and the D.E.O. put innocent lives at risk when they unleash a psychotic alien on the National City Solstice Semiformal with the hopes of exposing Supergirl. With the alien claiming the only way the Earth can stay pure is to eradicate Supergirl, Kara finds herself pushed to the edge and forced not to stay silent anymore. Supergirl must finally stand as the hero National City needs.

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

TEEN TITANS #17

Written by BENJAMIN PERCY

Art by ALLISON BORGES

Cover by DAN MORA

Variant cover by CHAD HARDIN

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“The Following” part two! When Robin’s murder investigation casts suspicion on Beast Boy’s new employer, Nevrland, Beast Boy finds himself the odd man out on the Teen Titans. Caught between his best friends and his new purpose in life, Beast Boy sets out to prove that Nevrland is completely aboveboard…but what he finds will lead Beast Boy down a dangerous path!

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

TITANS #20

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW

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“Titans Apart” part one! After the Titans are forced into a hiatus by the Justice League, Roy Harper, a.k.a. Arsenal, finds himself without a team—but not without a purpose—as he investigates the rise of a dangerous new drug running rampant in the streets of New York City. But Arsenal isn’t alone—his ex, Cheshire, has joined him on his mission! But are her motives as altruistic as she claims? Or are darker forces at work?

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

WONDER WOMAN #40

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY McCARTHY

Cover by JESUS MERINO

Variant cover by JENNY FRISON

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“SWAN’S SONG” finale! Wonder Woman fights to break Silver Swan out of her mania and stop her all-out assault. Will Wonder Woman be able to get through, or will she lose her friend to the madness in the process?

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

WONDER WOMAN #41

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Variant cover by JENNY FRISON

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“AMAZONS ATTACKED” part one! The Gods separated Themyscira from the world for a good reason: it serves as the prison for the God of War, and the most powerful army ever created stands guard around him! So what happens when the greatest evil in the universe decides he wants that army for himself?

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

WONDER WOMAN/ CONAN #6

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN

Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

Variant covers by IVAN REIS and AARON LOPRESTI

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The final battle is here! Diana has regained her sense of self—and with her mind and memory intact, she’s an unstoppable force. Conan believed her to be his lost childhood love, and the revelation of her true destiny does nothing to lessen his admiration for the warrior he fights beside. The Corvidae may live to regret their wager. Copublished with Dark Horse.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

WILDSTORM: MICHAEL CRAY #5

Written by BRYAN HILL based on a story by WARREN ELLIS

Art by N. STEVEN HARRIS and DEXTER VINES

Cover by DENYS COWAN and BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Variant cover by JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS

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As Michael Cray continues to learn about the powers given to him by his tumor, he uses them to go after Trelane’s next target: a genetic scientist that’s splicing himself with the DNA of aquatic predators: Arthur Curry. But when Cray dives into the depths to defeat this sea monster, will his powers give him the advantage or grow out of his control?

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

THE WILD STORM #12

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Art by JON DAVIS-HUNT

Cover by JON DAVIS-HUNT

Variant covers by JIM LEE and BRYAN HITCH

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Angela Spica, retooling her drysuit in Marlowe’s hidden lab, has made many discoveries. But she’s still her, which means she’s also stolen stuff. Is she going to lose the only safe haven she has? The Wild CAT is in jeopardy, IO and Skywatch are inches from a hot war, and somebody, somewhere, has noticed that Jackie King has been doing things she shouldn’t have. The stakes in the world of The Wild Storm have never been higher—and Project Thunderbook is going to make things much, much worse.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY #6

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Art and cover by MAURICET

Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

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When you’re fighting lunacy itself, then lunatics are the only bunch for the job! Dastardly and Muttley are the world’s last, best hope—will our band of heroes stop War Pig One and reverse the effects of Unstabilium on the world? And at what cost? Find out in the grand finale to DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #2

Written by MARK RUSSELL

Art by MIKE FEEHAN and MARK MORALES

Cover by BEN CALDWELL

Variant cover by STEVE PUGH

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As his friends are blackballed from show business, the government turns up the heat on Snagglepuss, even as his play threatens to implode from within. But no matter how grave the threat, Snagglepuss lives by a single motto: the show must go on!

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #7

Written by PHIL HESTER

Art and cover by STEVE RUDE

Variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

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Birdman has faced countless threats in his career as one the Earth’s greatest heroes: giant monsters, alien invasions, secret societies and power-mad super-villains, but nothing he’s faced can prepare him for his most daunting challenge: fatherhood! Birdman’s battle against his old rival Mentok takes a dire turn when Birdman must use every ounce of his power to save the life of a son he never knew he had!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

THE JETSONS #4

Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by PIER BRITO

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

Variant cover by BEN CALDWELL

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George and his family know the end is coming as the rest of the planet finds out the same news. Jane leads an attack on an alien life-form, while George is offered a way off the planet, but at a cost.

On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

THE RUFF & REDDY SHOW #5

Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Art by MAC REY

Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Variant cover by MAC REY

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In the business of show, they say nothing succeeds like excess—and that imitation is the sincerest form of television. In a flurry of days that make their heads spin, Ruff and Reddy find themselves spread all too thin in a slurry of pilots—while a bad decision comes back to haunt them like a bad blind date on a Saturday night.

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

 

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #22

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by RON WAGNER, ANDY OWENS and SCOTT KOLINS

Cover by CARLOS D’ANDA

Variant cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN

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The world as we know it is gone! The gang is left with two options: Save whoever they can or watch as the human race fades into extinction! Plus, the daring adventures of Secret Squirrel continue!

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #35

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI

Ranger Smith is sure Yogi Bear is up to his old tricks when a ghost scares visitors out of Jellystone Park and swipes their picnic baskets. But when the ghost starts stealing from Yogi and Boo Boo, too, can Scooby and the gang be “smarter than the average bear” to figure out who’s really behind it all?

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

 

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #90

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI

Ghosts may wear sheets, but our heroes never expected to find one haunting their local laundromat! Will Shaggy be doomed to wear dirty socks forever? It gives whole new meaning to the phrase “Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble” when Scooby and the gang have to clean up the menace of the Spin-Dry Specter!

On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

 

TEEN TITANS GO! #26

Written by IVAN COHEN and SHOLLY FISCH

Art by JEREMY LAWSON and MARCELO Di CHIARA

Cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI

A new time-wasting gadget has become Jump City’s latest craze, and no one’s getting anything done. Beast Boy and Cyborg seem immune to its spell, but can the team’s LEAST-motivated members find the Fun Gus “Among Us”? And the Titans discover a new neighborhood treat when Jump City becomes “Grounds Zero” for the caffeine craze sweeping the nation!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

 

MAD MAGAZINE #550

Written and illustrated by

THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

Better than a dozen roses or a box of chocolates—it’s the  February issue of MAD. It may not be romantic, but it’s sure to get some laughs!

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

 

ALL-STAR BATMAN VOL. 2: ENDS OF THE EARTH TP

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by JOCK, TULA LOTAY, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Cover by JOCK

In these tales from ALL STAR BATMAN #6-9, the Dark Knight faces some of his greatest foes to trace the origin of a blight that’s sweeping the planet, confronting Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and the Mad Hatter along the way!

On sale MARCH 14 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7789-5

 

ALL-STAR BATMAN VOL. 3: THE FIRST ALLY HC

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and RAFAEL SCAVONE

Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and SEBASTIAN FIUMARA

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

When the Dark Knight is taken down by a new enemy whose attacks he cannot counter, Batman uncovers a plot spanning generations…whose mastermind might be one of his closest allies! But who is the First Ally? And 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! Collects issues #10-14!

On sale MARCH 14 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7726-0

 

BATGIRL VOL. 3: SUMMER OF LIES TP

Written by HOPE LARSON

Art by CHRIS WILDGOOSE, ELEANORA CARLINI, INAKI MIRANDA and others

Cover by DAN MORA

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! Collects BATGIRL #12-17.

On sale MARCH 28 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7890-8

 

DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL HC

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, TIM SEELEY and others

Art by ANDY KUBERT, JIM LEE, JOHN ROMITA JR., SCOTT WILLIAMS, KLAUS JANSON, DANNY MIKI, JAVIER FERNANDEZ and others

Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

Batman is hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! Leading directly into the blockbuster event DARK NIGHTS: METAL, this is an epic story that spans generations, featuring DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING, as well as classic DC stories that built the foundations of Metal, including FINAL CRISIS #6-7, THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1, plus (from the New 52 era) BATMAN #38-39, NIGHTWING #17 (current series) and more!

ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale MAY 16 • 256 pg, FC, • FOIL COVER • $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7819-9

 

THE FLASH VOL. 5: NEGATIVE TP

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, POP MHAN, NEIL GOOGE, GUS VAZQUEZ and CHRISTIAN DUCE

Cover by NEIL GOOGE

It’s a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! Barry Allen’s personal life is in shambles, his new Negative-Flash powers aren’t working properly, and someone has been tampering with evidence at the Central City Police Department. The Flash is not having a good day, and it’s going to get worse when he comes face to face with Bloodwork, a terrifying new villain with secret ties to Barry Allen. Collects THE FLASH #28-32.

On sale MARCH 21 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7727-7

 

GREEN LANTERNS VOL. 5: OUT OF TIME TP

Written by SAM HUMPHRIES

Art by RONAN CLIQUET, EDUARDO PANSICA, CARLO BARBERI, SCOTT GODLEWSKI and others

Cover by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSY

Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz venture into space to train with the Corps! But will they reach the Corps after Jessica is jettisoned out of transluminal travel and forced to find her way through the void of space? And as their training on Mogo comes to an end, Jessica and Simon prepare to reunite and head back to Sector 2814 and Earth, but the partnership between the Green Lanterns and the Sinestro Corps may mean reassignment and new partners. Collects GREEN LANTERNS #27-32.

On sale MARCH 28 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7879-3

 

THE HELLBLAZER VOL. 3: THE INSPIRATION GAME TP

Written by TIM SEELEY and RICHARD KADREY

Art by JESUS MERINO, DAVID FABBRI and others

Cover by TIM SEELEY

Home from Paris, John has a terrible dream about a dead teenager—and then finds an actual corpse! Did someone use his imagination as a weapon, or has his distaste for humanity made him a murderer? Then, another one of John’s magician friends has died—with a smile on his face and the words “thank you” scrawled in his own blood beside him… Collects THE HELLBLAZER #13-18.

On sale MARCH 7 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7801-4

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 3: PANIC IN THE MICROVERSE TP

Written by STEVE ORLANDO

Art by IVAN REIS, JULIO FERREIRA, FELIPE WATANABE and others

Cover by IVAN REIS

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. But when disaster strikes and the JLA’s shrink ship crashes on a strange world, 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. Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12-17.

On sale MARCH 7 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7784-0

 

SUPER SONS VOL. 2: PLANET OF THE CAPES TP

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by JORGE JIMENEZ, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO and others

Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

Robin has a new member in mind for the Teen Titans, and—spoiler alert—it’s Superboy! But something sinister is at work, and Damian’s real motives for introducing Jon to the team are revealed to devastating consequences! Monster-maker Kraklow puts Superboy to the test during his first team-up with Damian Wayne’s Teen Titans. Collects SUPER SONS #6-10.

On sale MARCH 7 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7846-5

 

AQUAMAN: THE LEGEND OF AQUAMAN TP

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and ROBERT LOREN FLEMING

Art by CURT SWAN, ERIC SHANOWER and AL VEY

Cover by CURT SWAN and AL VEY

Discover Aquaman’s humble beginnings before he became ruler of Atlantis! Born as Orin to Queen Atlanna and the mysterious wizard Atlan in the city of Poseidonis, he was abandoned as a baby on Mercy Reef above sea level. To any other Atlantean, this would have been fatal—but Orin survived to travel the ocean until he was found by a lighthouse keeper and renamed Arthur Curry. This new title collects AQUAMAN SPECIAL #1 and AQUAMAN #1-5 from 1989, in which Aquaman must face unseen invaders in Atlantis.

On sale MARCH 21 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7793-2

 

BATGIRL: STEPHANIE BROWN VOL. 2 TP

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by PERE PEREZ, LEE GARBETT, DUSTIN NGUYEN, RAMON BACHS and others

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

Stephanie Brown’s second semester at Gotham U. starts like anyone else’s: new classes, new allies, a vigilante stalker—everything a gal could want! But what Batgirl isn’t prepared for is the arrival of the mysterious Order of the Scythe. Who are they, and why have they set their sights on her? Also features Clayface, Supergirl, Klarion the Witch-Boy, Damian Wayne and more! Collects BATGIRL #13-24, BRUCE WAYNE: THE LONG ROAD HOME: BATGIRL#1 and a story from BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN STRIKES #1.

On sale MARCH 14 • 328 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7788-8

 

BATMAN ’66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN ’77 TP

Written by JEFF PARKER and MARC ANDREYKO

Art by DAVID HAHN and KARL KESEL

Cover by ALEX ROSS

What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane—to his childhood fight against actual Nazis? Witness the Caped Crusader’s first encounter with one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Wonder Woman! Collecting the six-issue miniseries!

On sale MARCH 28 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7803-8

 

BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN HC

Written by TY TEMPLETON and others

Art by RICK BURCHETT and others

Cover by TY TEMPLETON

Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett reunite for a story that serves as a sequel to the Batman and Harley Quinn animated film! Harley Quinn is a legend in her own mind, so when she realizes The Joker thinks of her as more of a sidekick, she takes her revenge! But before Batman can swoop in and cart her off to Arkham Asylum, her pal Poison Ivy rescues her! But if the only way to get rid of her sidekick status is to strike out on her own, will Harley be willing to try it? And does that mean…joining Batman? Collects BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN digital chapters #1-12.

On sale MARCH 7 • 136 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7957-8

 

BATMAN AND SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST COMICS — THE SILVER AGE VOL. 2 TP

Written by EDMOND HAMILTON, DAVE WOOD, BILL FINGER and others

Art by DICK SPRANG and others

Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER

The adventures of the World’s Finest Heroes continue in this new collection of tales from the 1950s as Superman and Batman encounter alien gamblers, battle a space explorer turned villain, foils Lex Luthor’s attempt to conquer the bottle city of Kandor and visit an exhibit of futuristic crime-fighting inventions in Gotham City. Plus: Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk trade foes and engage in a battle of magic! Collecting stories from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #95-116.

On sale MARCH 7 • 304 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7780-2

 

BATMAN BY NEAL ADAMS BOOK ONE TP

Written by BOB HANEY, FRANK ROBBINS, DENNIS O’NEIL and others

Art by NEAL ADAMS, DICK GIORDANO and others

Cover by NEAL ADAMS

Neal Adams’ epic tales of the Dark Knight are presented in a newly recut collection of stories from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #175-176 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #79-85. These stories include Batman’s team-up adventures with Deadman, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow and the Teen Titans!

On sale MARCH 7 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7782-6

 

BATMAN NOIR: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN HC

Written by FRANK MILLER

Art and cover by FRANK MILLER

It’s been three years since the events of The Dark Knight Returns, and everything is fine. At least on the surface. Together with his army of Bat-soldiers, including Carrie Kelley—formerly Robin, and now the new Catgirl—the Dark Knight wages a new war on a diseased world that’s become completely lost. Now DC presents the epic three-issue miniseries in black and white for the first time!

On sale MARCH 28 • 248 pg, B&W, $39.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7804-5

 

BATMAN: GOTHIC TP NEW EDITION

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by KLAUS JANSON

In this epic from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #6-10, the Dark Knight Detective must defeat an immortal killer while dealing with a terrifying horror from Bruce Wayne’s youth. While plagued by nightmares about his childhood, Batman investigates the murders of crime bosses in Gotham City. But what will he do when he discovers that the macabre killer is actually the headmaster who tormented Bruce Wayne as a boy?

On sale MARCH 28 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US
ISBN: 978-1-4012-7845-8

 

BATMAN: NEW GOTHAM VOL. 2 TP

Written by GREG RUCKA

Art by SHAWN MARTINBROUGH, KOI TURNBULL, RICK BURCHETT
and others

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Sasha Bordeaux knows Bruce Wayne is Batman, but being his personal bodyguard means she has to protect him in both identities. However, tailing Batman is not easy! It becomes a cat-and-mouse game as the Mad Hatter makes a phone call to Detectives Allen and Montoya and puts them under his control. This new title also includes appearances by Two-Face and Superman. Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #755-765 and SUPERMAN #168.

On sale MARCH 21 • 296 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7794-9

 

BATMAN: TALES OF THE MAN-BAT TP

Written by CHUCK DIXON and BRUCE JONES

Art by FLINT HENRY, EDUARDO BARRETO and MIKE HUDDLESTON

Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN

More feral than ever, Kirk Langstrom has only one consuming wish: to see his family again. But as a series of brutal murders committed by a winged creature terrorize Gotham City, S.W.A.T. teams mobilize to take down Man-Bat. But behind the true killer’s rampage lie secrets to chill even the blood of Man-Bat…secrets that could cost Langstrom’s wife her very life. Collects SHOWCASE ’94 #11, MAN-BAT #1-3 (1996) and MAN-BAT #1-5 (2006).

On sale MARCH 21 • 216 pg, FC, $19.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7541-9

 

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS VOL. 6: WAR STORIES TP

Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT

Art by ANEKE, CARMEN CARNERO, RICHARD ORTIZ, MIRKA ANDOLFO and LAURA BRAGA

Cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO

The Bombshells face their final battle as a supernatural Nazi invasion begins! On top of that, Hugo Strange unleashes his failed lab experiments on Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy’s circus, and Lois Lane has her chance to avenge her family on the villain—will she take the shot? Amid the chaos, discover Lex Luthor’s true colors as he reveals which side he’s really on, and what that means for the future of the Bombshells! Collects DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS #25 and #30-33.

On sale MARCH 28 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7602-7

 

DC COMICS: THE ART OF DARWYN COOKE TP

Written by DARWYN COOKE and others

Art by DARWYN COOKE and others

Cover by DARWYN COOKE

This beautiful book features the distinctive style of Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Darwyn Cooke, dating back to 1985’s TALENT SHOWCASE #19, and stories from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS, LEGION WORLDS, JSA ALL STARS, JONAH HEX and more, plus dozens of covers! This new trade paperback edition adds over twenty covers not collected in the GRAPHIC INK: THE DC COMICS ART OF DARWYN COOKE hardcover!

On sale MARCH 14 • 408 pg, FC, $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7797-0

 

THE HAWK AND THE DOVE: THE SILVER AGE TP

Written by STEVE SKEATES, GIL KANE and NEAL ADAMS

Art by STEVE DITKO, GIL KANE, NEAL ADAMS and others

Cover by MICHAEL CHO

The original run of one of DC’s most thought-provoking concepts is collected in its entirety. The Hawk and the Dove were gifted with super-powers by a mysterious voice that sets them on their quest for justice…but their approaches to this mission could not be more different. In the course of these late 1960s stories, the duo battles inner-city crime and corruption as they struggle to get along. Collects SHOWCASE #75, THE HAWK AND THE DOVE #1-6 and TEEN TITANS #21.

On sale MARCH 28 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7805-2

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: POWER AND GLORY TP

Written by BRYAN HITCH

Art by BRYAN HITCH, DANIEL HENRIQUES and ANDREW CURRIE

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

It’s massive widescreen action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch, as the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks…something with ties to ancient Krypton! And more importantly…whose side will the Man of Steel fall on? Collects issues #1-4 and 6-10.

On sale MARCH 7 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7800-7

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE TASK FORCE VOL. 1: PURIFICATION PLAGUE TP

Written by DAVID MICHELINIE, CHUCK DIXON, DENNIS O’NEIL, PETER DAVID, JEPH LOEB and MICHAEL JAN FRIEDMAN

Art by SAL VELLUTO, GABRIEL MORRISSETTE, GREG LAROQUE and others

Cover by SAL VELLUTO

It’s the Justice League as you’ve never seen them before, with a lineup that includes Wonder Woman, The Flash, Black Canary, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and more! Led by Martian Manhunter, the “strike team” of fellow Justice League members are on a very special mission when Rafael Sierra and a group of rebels are planning to assassinate Sanobel President Enrique Ramos. Will they be able to work together and stop the rebels in time? Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE TASK FORCE #1-12.

On sale MARCH 21 • 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7796-3

 

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

Written by JERRY SIEGEL, EDMOND HAMILTON, JIM SHOOTER and others

Art by JIM MOONEY, JOHN FORTE, CURT SWAN and others

Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER

The 1960s adventures of DC’s 30th-century team of teenage heroes continues! In these stories from ADVENTURE COMICS #329-360 and SUPERBOY #124-125, the team meets the Bizarro Legion, faces the triumph of the Legion of Super-Villains, learns of a long-ago war between Krypton and Earth, faces the villainy of the Time Trapper and Computo and much more!

ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale JUNE 20 • 680 pg, FC, $75.00 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-8055-0

 

PLANETARY BOOK TWO TP

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Art by JOHN CASSADAY and JERRY ORDWAY

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

For Elijah Snow, it’s time to look at everything Planetary has encountered during the past year and start piecing it all together. What is the Hark Corporation? Why do they sometimes work with the Four? And the biggest question of all: Why are the Four in Australia, building a giant gun atop Ayers Rock? Elijah Snow is building his own conspiracy to bring down the Four, and he’s targeting William Leather first. But what does his plan, which entangles Anna Hark and John Stone, have to do with the first moonshot…in 1851? Collects PLANETARY #15-27, PLANETARY/JLA: TERRA OCCULTA #1 and PLANETARY/BATMAN: NIGHT ON EARTH #1.

On sale MARCH 21 • 440 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7799-4

 

WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC

Written by GEORGE PEREZ and  MINDY NEWELL

Art by JILL THOMPSON, CYNTHIA MARTIN, COLLEEN DORAN, PHIL JIMENEZ and others

Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

In this final Omnibus edition collecting George Peréz’s acclaimed 1980s run on WONDER WOMAN, the Amazon Princess is accused of murder and struggles against the will of the gods! Plus, in WAR OF THE GODS, Wonder Woman must stop a battle that could destroy the galaxy and discover who is pulling the strings behind the scenes! Collects WONDER WOMAN #46-62, WAR OF THE GODS #1-4, WONDER WOMAN #168-169 and #600.

On sale JUNE 6 • 672 pg, FC, $99.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-8039-0

 

WONDER WOMAN: FORGOTTEN LEGENDS TP

Written by TRINA ROBBINS, KURT BUSIEK and LEE MARRS

Art by TRINA ROBBINS, IRV NOVICK and RICK MAGYAR

Cover by TRINA ROBBINS

Tales of Wonder Woman in the style of the Golden Age of Comics by Trina Robbins and Kurt Busiek are collected at last! In these stories from the 1980s, Paradise Island is threatened by a mysterious Amazon known as Atomia! This title collects THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #1-4, WONDER WOMAN #318 and a story from WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #2.

On sale MARCH 21 • 128 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7795-6

 

DEATHBED #1

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO

Myth, hack, sex symbol, stark raving lunatic—all of these words have been used to describe Antonio Luna, the world’s greatest living adventurer. Or at least he was until 20 years ago, when he mysteriously vanished from the public eye. Now the ninety-year-old has returned and claims to be on his deathbed. Which is where Valentine Richards, a failed novelist turned reporter, comes in. Val is hired to travel to Luna’s remote castle home and uncover where the old star has been all these years, and just how much of what he says is actually true. But once Val starts to hear Luna’s tale, she finds herself entering into an insane world of psychedelic violence and explosive supernatural adventure.

This brand-new series is a bold collaboration between Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, FROSTBITE) and Riley Rossmo (THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHED). Before it’s through, they promise to take you to the Moon and back—and everywhere in between—plus some places that are totally off the map.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

IMAGINARY FIENDS #4

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by STEPHEN MOLNAR

Cover by RICHARD PACE

Melba has been taken down to the barn by the Fraidy Cat, a plaything for her twisted kittens. As Polly Peachpit is confronted by her mate, whom she once cast out of his fourth-dimension heaven, and Crockett pursues the creator of the Cat Cult, Melba’s only hope may lie in the one man who hates her most…the brother of the girl she nearly murdered.

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

MOTHERLANDS #2

Written by SI SPURRIER

Art by RACHAEL STOTT

Cover by ERIC CANETE

Variant cover by KIM JUNG GI

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

After years of estrangement, Tab and her foul-mouthed mom Selena must work together to track the multiverse’s most wanted criminal! But in a city made of fungus, their hunt hits an immediate snag: our mother-daughter duo
aren’t the only bounty hunters on the job…

On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

EX MACHINA: THE COMPLETE SERIES OMNIBUS HC

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Art by TONY HARRIS, TOM FEISTER, JIM CLARK, CHRIS SPROUSE, KARL STORY, JOHN PAUL LEON, JIM LEE and others

Cover by TONY HARRIS

The acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning EX MACHINA is collected in an Omnibus edition at last! Meet Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America’s first superhero after a strange accident gives him super powers—but the adventure really begins when Mitchell runs for mayor of New York City… Collects EX MACHINA #1-50 and EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1-4.

On sale JUNE 27 • 1,432 pg, FC, $150.00 US • MATURE READERS • ISBN: 978-1-4012-8068-0

 

SCALPED BOOK TWO TP

Written by JASON AARON

Art by R.M. GUERA, DAVIDE FURNO and JOHN PAUL LEON

Cover by R.M. GUERA

In these stories from SCALPED #12-24, on the morning after the opening of the Crazy Horse Casino, Dashiell Bad Horse learns that two women were murdered during the night. It’s up to Dash to find the killers and, in the process, come to grips with his relationship with his own mother. Plus, Chief Red Crow is trying to walk the strait and narrow, but how far will he let Mr. Brass push him?

On sale MARCH 14 • 320 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7786-4

 

THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON: THE DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by TOM KING

Art by MITCH GERADS

Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON

Baghdad, 2003. In an effort to establish some semblance of order in the war-torn city, Florida cop-turned-military-consultant Chris Henry has been assigned to train cadets in law enforcement. But good intentions are not immune to the chaos found in the post-9/11 Middle East. When one of Henry’s trainees is found dead, he’s forced to ally himself with Nassir, the last policeman in Baghdad, to unravel a bloody mystery. While Henry and Nassir search for answers, forces in the shadows are pulling strings that these men don’t even know they’re tied to. Collects the entire 12-issue miniseries.

On sale MARCH 14 • 304 pg, FC, • 7.0625” x 10.875” $39.99 US • MATURE READERS • 978-1-4012-7791-8

 

GOTHAM CITY GARAGE:SUPERGIRL STATUE

Tattoo designed by KATHERINE BRANNOCK

Sculpted by JAMES MARSANO

Who needs a bike when you can fly? Kara Zor-El (a.k.a. Supergirl) shows off her strength (and tattoo) by holding up a motorcycle engine block in this unique addition to the GOTHAM CITY GARAGE statue line.

Limited Edition of 5,000

Measures Approximately 13.90” Tall

$125.00 US • On Sale JULY 2018

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DC GALLERY: TWO-FACE COIN PROP

Sculpted by STEVE KIWUS

Decisions, decisions…decide your fate with this premium, life-sized replica of the double-headed silver dollar coin made famous by the district attorney formerly known as Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two-Face.

Measures Approximately 1.8” in Diameter

$30.00 US • On Sale JULY 2018

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BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: BATMAN BY BECKY CLOONAN STATUE

Designed by BECKY CLOONAN

Sculpted by IRENE MATAR

World-renowned and Eisner-nominated comic book artist, writer and creator Becky Cloonan brings her one-of-a-kind artistry to the BATMAN BLACK & WHITE statue line.

Limited Edition of 5,000

Measures Approximately 9.38” Tall

$80.00 US • On Sale JULY 2018

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DCTV: BLACK LIGHTNING STATUE

Sculpted by ALTERTON

Jefferson Pierce returns to the superhero fold as Black Lightning, the star of The CW’s upcoming TV series Black Lightning!

Limited Edition of 5,000

Measures Approximately 12.42” Tall

$130.00 US • On Sale JULY 2018

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DC ESSENTIALS: BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE, THE FLASH AND REVERSE-FLASH ACTION FIGURES

The DC Essentials Action Figure line gets two new heroes—and two new villains! Don’t miss your chance to own your own brand-new Batman, Deathstroke, The Flash and Reverse-Flash action figures!

BATMAN — 7.04”

DEATHSTROKE — 6.96”

THE FLASH — 6.96”

REVERSE-FLASH — 6.96”

Each $26.00 US • On Sale JULY 2018

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DC BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN DELUXE STATUE

Designed by ANT LUCIA

Sculpted by CHRIS DAHLBERG

The legendary Amazon warrior, Diana Prince, triumphantly stands atop a defeated Axis tank in this deluxe statue designed by internationally renowned artist Ant Lucia.

Limited Edition of 5,000

Measures Approximately 17.58” Tall

$200.00 US • On Sale JULY 2018

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