Courtesy of DC Entertainment, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books going on sale in December, 2012 from the publisher's myriad of lines like the New 52, Before Watchmen, the mature readers Vertigo imprint and the all-ages DC Kids series. All of the following books can be purchased at finer comic book shops, where you can also pre-order your selections to ensure you'll get a copy before they sell out.BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #5

Written by DARWYN COOKE

Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE

Backup story written and illustrated by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • MATURE READERS

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

"Why is mommy crying, Uncle Hollis?"

And don't miss the latest chapter of the "Crimson Corsair" backup feature from writer/artist JOHN HIGGINS!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #5

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art and cover by J.G. JONES

Backup story written and illustrated by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by GARY FRANK

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • MATURE READERS

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

"Well...things got out of hand."

And don't miss the latest chapter of the "Crimson Corsair" backup feature from writer/artist JOHN HIGGINS!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #2

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Art and cover by EDUARDO RISSO

Backup story written and illustrated by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by OLLY MOSS

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 2, $3.99 US

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • MATURE READERS

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

"We are doing great things here, Edgar. Amazing things."

And don't miss the latest chapter of the "Crimson Corsair" backup feature from writer/artist JOHN HIGGINS!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #4

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Backup story written and illustrated by JOHN HIGGINS

Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT and BILL SIENKIEWICZ

1:25 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

RESOLICIT • On sale DECEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 4, $3.99 US • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • MATURE READERS

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information. This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

"Let it burn..."

And don't miss the latest chapter of the "Crimson Corsair" backup feature from writer/artist JOHN HIGGINS!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #15

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

Backup story art by GARY FRANK

Variant cover by BILLY TUCCI

1:25 "Throne of Atlantis" Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

1:100 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale DECEMBER 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with five covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• Part 1 of "THRONE OF ATLANTIS," crossing over with AQUAMAN!

• Don't miss the debut of IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO (AQUAMAN) as the new JUSTICE LEAGUE art team!

• Can the Justice League band together to battle the forces of Atlantis?

• And in the backup feature, Shazam comes face to face with Black Adam, and Billy makes a decision that will shock his friends!

This issue's 1:25 "Throne of Atlantis" Variant cover connects with the AQUAMAN #15 1:25 "Throne of Atlantis" Variant cover to form a single image.

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

AQUAMAN #15

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by ARDIAN SYAF

Cover by EDDIE BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

1:25 B&W Variant cover by EDDIE BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

1:25 "Throne of Atlantis" Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

"We Can Be Heroes" Blank variant cover available

On sale DECEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• Crossover with JUSTICE LEAGUE!

• Part 2 of "THRONE OF ATLANTIS!"

• Atlantis invades the surface world!

This issue's 1:25 "Throne of Atlantis" Variant cover connects with the JUSTICE LEAGUE #15 1:25 "Throne of Atlantis" Variant cover to form a single image.

WONDER WOMAN #15

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

1:25 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• Who is Orion - and what are the New Gods?!

• Massive changes are coming for Wonder Woman and the entire DC Universe!

• Get ready for round 1 of Wonder Woman vs. Orion!

THE FLASH #15

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

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

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• Flash forward in time as Barry Allen goes to extreme measures to defeat Grodd!

• Barry uses the Speed Mind to glimpse the future, and things are not looking good for him and the Rogues.

• And that's before things get much, much worse!

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #15

Plotted by ROB LIEFELD

Scripted by FRANK TIERI

Art and cover by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT

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

• "HAWKMAN: WANTED" continues!

• Hawkman is a fugitive - and everybody wants to kill him for his Nth Metal Armor. Good thing Carter's always ready for a fight!

• Guest-starring Deathstroke!

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #15

Written by MARC ANDREYKO

Art by ROBSON ROCHA and OCLAIR ALBERT

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The New Black and Blue team-up of Blue Devil and Black Lightning continues!

• Blue Devil's suit is the source of his power, and it's out of control!

• Black Lightning has to stop him...hey, maybe killing him will do the trick!

EARTH 2 #7

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound form

• Who is Hawkgirl? The secret is revealed!

• Mr. Terrific makes his first appearance on Earth 2 since he left our world!

• Don't miss the aftermath of "THE GRUNDY APOCALYPSE!"

WORLDS' FINEST #7

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by KEVIN MAGUIRE, GEORGE PEREZ and SCOTT KOBLISH

Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE

1:25 B&W Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• Robin begrudgingly helps Huntress track down the threat to Wayne Enterprises, but little do they realize that threat is actually tracking them!

• Meanwhile, Power Girl continues to explore the connection between Earth 2, Apokolips and this Earth, only to find herself in a stand-off with...a bunch of heavily armed 10-year-olds?!

GREEN ARROW #15

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II and ROB HUNTER

Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Ollie begins a downward spiral as he slowly loses everything!

• Betrayed and alone after the loss of Q-Corps, can the Emerald Archer hold on to his arsenal?

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #15

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art and cover by DAN JURGENS and RAY McCARTHY

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

• Firestorm vs. Captain Atom!

• Two of the most powerful heroes in the universe go head to head, and things are going to EXPLODE!

• Don't miss this issue's shocking conclusion as the first hints of a disturbing new force in the DCU are seen!

ACTION COMICS #15

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art by RAGS MORALES and MARK PROPST

Backup story art by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY

Cover by RAGS MORALES

Variant cover by FIONA STAPLES

1:100 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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

• Superman is on trial for his life – and the jury is the Anti-Superman Army! It's the ultimate villains springing the ultimate trap at the end of time itself!

• And the mystery that has built since issue #1 is resolved as the Little Man's true identity is revealed – with grave consequences!

• Plus, in the backup feature: A crucial piece of information is revealed!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN #15

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

1:25 Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

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

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• The "H'EL ON EARTH" crossover event continues!

• Superman, Supergirl and Superboy are together at last! And it's a disaster!

• Superman and Supergirl have very different opinions on how to confront H'EL! And in order to stop a Kryptonian, Kal-El must seek help from Lex Luthor, the one person who does nothing but think about that!

SUPERGIRL #15

Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON

Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The "H'EL ON EARTH" crossover event continues!

• H'el takes Supergirl on a whirlwind tour of Earth and even space, all in an attempt to sway her to his cause.

• On the surface of the sun, Supergirl must make a choice: Earth or H'el?

SUPERBOY #15

Written by TOM DeFALCO

Art R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The "H'EL ON EARTH" crossover event continues!

• The moment is finally here: Superboy and Superman, face to face!

• With Superboy dying from the wounds H'el inflicted on him, they may not have time for a heart-to-heart!


TALON #3

Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

1:25 Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE

1:00 B&W Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH

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

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• Talon's secret history in Manhattan is explored while Calvin Rose searches for an important figure from his past.

• Plus, what is the mysterious organization that has ties to Talon?

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #6

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

Variant cover by JUAN JOSE RYP

1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

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

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• Bat-Robots versus Man-Bat armies as Leviathan takes control of Gotham City!

• Don't miss the return of The Heretic!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN #15

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV

Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

Backup story art by JOCK

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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

• "DEATH OF THE FAMILY" continues here!

• The Joker's attacks have taken their toll on Batman and his allies, and now they have to face the impossible.

• The final madness of The Joker's plan revealed here! Why is he more dangerous now than ever before?

• Plus: In the backup feature, witness The Joker's confrontation with the Riddler as the horror of The Joker's plan is revealed.

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

DETECTIVE COMICS #15

Written by JOHN LAYMAN

Art by JASON FABOK

Backup story art by ANDY CLARKE

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:25 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• A "DEATH OF THE FAMILY" tie-in!

• What has The Joker done with The Penguin?

• Guest-starring Poison Ivy and Clayface!

• Plus: In the backup story, learn the secret way to make it as a super criminal in Gotham City.

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #15

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH

1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH

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

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• Batman's final fight with Scarecrow is here!

• The Dark Knight has been drugged and beaten, but now he's going to stop Scarecrow's plans as he takes to the skies over Gotham City!

BATMAN AND ROBIN #15

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T.

• A "DEATH OF THE FAMILY" tie-in!

• Damian vs. The Joker!

• Has The Joker finally met a Robin as dangerous as he is? Or will The Clown Prince of Crime claim another of Batman's allies as his victim?


BATGIRL #15

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art and cover by ED BENES

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• A "DEATH OF THE FAMILY" tie-in!

• With so many funerals planned, The Joker decides it's time for a wedding!

• Barbara's first confrontation with The Joker since he shot her is coming to a horrifying conclusion!

BATWOMAN #15

Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN

Art by TREVOR McCARTHY

Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

1:25 Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• The Batwoman/Wonder Woman team-up continues!

• The action is out of control as Bones, Chase, the DEO, Abbot and the Religion of Crime all descend on Gotham

City to take part in the fight against Medusa!

• And then at the end of the issue the all-new...ah...we can't tell you but it's awesome!

BATWING #15

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Art by MARCUS TO and RYAN WINN

Cover by MARCUS TO

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Batwing and Dawn battle Father Lost in the streets of Tinasha!

• Father Lost's new powers are proving too much for Batwing and his new ally...time for a last ditch effort that might just get them both killed!

BIRDS OF PREY #15

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art and cover by ROMANO MOLENAAR and VICENTE CIFUENTES

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US• RATED T

• It's shake-up time as the team loses one member and gains a new one!

• Meanwhile, something strange is happening to Black Canary, and Starling's not sure what to do about it. Is this a hint of darker things to come?


CATWOMAN #15

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA

Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+.

• Following her standoff against The Joker, Catwoman

takes an easy job: stealing Eclipso's Black Diamond from The Black Room!

• The diamond's power rises with the full moon...like on the night Catwoman sets out to take it!


RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by TIMOTHY GREEN II

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• A "DEATH OF THE FAMILY" tie-in!

• Red Hood and Red Robin team up against The Joker!

• Teen Titans vs. The Outlaws!

NIGHTWING #15

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• A "DEATH OF THE FAMILY" tie-in!

• The Joker strikes Haly's Circus - and Nightwing can't stop a devastating murder.


GREEN LANTERN #15

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY

1:25 B&W Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• "Rise of the Third Army" continues!

• Earth's new Green Lantern meets Guy Gardner for the first time...and possibly the last!

• The Third Army attacks!

• And where are Hal and Sinestro?

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA

Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY

1:25 B&W Variant cover by TREVOR McCARTHY

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format

• "Rise of the Third Army" continues!

• Guy Gardner loses it - again!

• Much more is revealed about the Guardians' plans to eradicate the Green Lantern Corps and anything that stands in their way.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #15

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art and cover by AARON KUDER

1:25 B&W Variant cover by AARON KUDER

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• "Rise of the Third Army" continues!

• What do you have to do to get the greedy Orange Lantern Larfleeze to share his power?

• When the Third Army attacks, Larfleeze does the unthinkable and helps Kyle Rayner attempt to wield the orange power of avarice!

• How can Kyle hold up his end of the bargain he struck with Larfleeze?

RED LANTERNS #15

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

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

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• "Rise of the Third Army" continues!

• Atrocitus battles the Manhunters in the ultimate grudge match!

• Rankorr learns the true cost of his rage!

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #3

Written by DAN DIDIO

Art by BRENT ANDERSON and PHILIP TAN

Cover by BRENT ANDERSON

1:25 Variant cover by PHILIP TAN

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• The Stranger vs. Haunted Highwayman vs. Dr. 13!

• The Stranger's curse dictates that he must betray all those he encounters! Can he beat the odds this time?

• The future and past of The New 52 collide in this issue!

SWORD OF SORCERY #3

Written by CHRISTY MARX

Backup story written by TONY BEDARD

Art and cover by AARON LOPRESTI

Backup story art by JESUS SAIZ

1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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

• Amethyst finally meets her murderous Aunt Mordiel in person! But it turns out that Queen Graciel has secrets of her own. Will House Amethyst be further driven apart?

• Plus: In the backup, story Beowulf leans the disturbing secret behind the war that ravaged the DC Universe!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #15

Written by JEFF LEMIRE and RAY FAWKES

Art by MIKEL JANIN

Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY

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

• A new story arc starts here!

• Trapped in a technologically advanced dimension where magic is outlawed and magic users are hunted and executed, the team must find Zatanna and Tim Hunter within 48 hours or be trapped there forever!

• Rules have never stopped this team before, but their attempts to use magic in this issue are met with terrifying results.

DIAL H #7

Written by CHINA MIEVILLE

Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• A new storyline begins as Nelson and Manteau are off to Europe in search of a relic that might hold the answer to their secret powers!

• Meanwhile, a powerful stranger arrives in Littleville to await their return.

ANIMAL MAN #15

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by STEVE PUGH, TIMOTHY GREEN II and JOSEPH SILVER

Cover by STEVE PUGH

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• "ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM" part three!

• Trapped in a horrible future controlled by The Rot, Animal Man battles Grodd and his Gorillas in a city they're claiming for their own!

• Frankenstein joins the fight!

• Guest-starring Steel, Black Orchid, Beast Boy and John Constantine!

• Plus: Find out what happened to Maxine after Buddy left with Swamp Thing to enter Rotworld. Hint: It's not good...

SWAMP THING #15

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by MARCO RUDY

Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+.

• "ROTWORLD: THE GREEN KINGDOM" part three!

• Batman's fate in the Rotworld is revealed!

• Guest-starring the inmates of Arkham Asylum who have been dramatically affected by battling the Green, the Red and the Rot!


FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #15

Written by MATT KINDT

Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "ROTWORLD: SECRETS OF THE DEAD" finale!

• Frankenstein vs. the last of the Colossi for possession of the soul-grinder, Victor Frankenstein's unholy machine of destruction - but it's the only hope against The Rot!

DEMON KNIGHTS #15

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• EVERYTHING changes this issue!

• Merlin, Lucifer and a connection from the past to Stormwatch are all here...right before the team enters what could be their final battle!

• So what happens next? Or should the question be when? And whose hands will the Black Diamond fall into?


I, VAMPIRE #15

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

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

• Mary and company continue to piece together the secret of what turned Andrew evil - and the answer lies with Cain, the first vampire!

• More secrets continue to flow from the events of issue #0.


TEAM 7 #3

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by JESUS MERINO

Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• From the pages of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, the mysterious Essence joins the team's battle against the Heart of Darkness known as the Black Diamond!

• Before he was Deathstroke The Terminator, Slade Wilson was possessed by Eclipso! Is this the secret origin of a super villain?

• The secret history of the superhuman cold war is here!

G.I. COMBAT #7

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Backup story written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Backup story art by STAZ JOHNSON

Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE

• The Haunted Tank is on the loose in the Black Room. Plus: A resurrected Nazi is at the helm of the War Wheel!

• Plus: In the backup story, The Unknown Soldier goes to war!

ALL-STAR WESTERN #15

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by MORITAT

Backup story art by PHIL WINSLADE

Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

On sale JANUARY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

• Dr. Arkham and Jonah Hex vs. Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde!

• Has Dr. Jekyll's formula been fused with the Black Diamond?

• Plus: In the backup story, Tomahawk teams up with Tecumseh to turn a last stand into a victory.

GRIFTER #15

Written by FRANK TIERI

Art by MARAT MYCHAELS and DAVE BEATTY

Cover by SCOTT CLARK

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Grifter and Voodoo vs. The Suicide Squad!

• Is Amanda Waller responsible for all the bad things that have happened to Grifter? Will he stop shooting long enough to learn the truth?

• Former Team 7 partners face off!


DEATHSTROKE #15

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN

Art and cover by SCOTT CLARK

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• A long dead memory from Slade's past resurfaces, looking for revenge!

• Will the legendary assassin known as Deathstroke finally be pushed past his breaking point?


STORMWATCH #15

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art and cover by WILL CONRAD

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Midnighter: enemy of Stormwatch?

• The manipulations of the Shadow Lords have turned members of the team against each other! Is this the beginning of the end as we saw it in issue #0?


SUICIDE SQUAD #15

Written by ADAM GLASS

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• A "DEATH OF THE FAMILY" tie-in!

• Harley continues her rather unpleasant reunion with The Joker!

• Has the violent life of the Squad finally claimed Deadshot?

TEEN TITANS #15

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and MARK IRWIN

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

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

• A "DEATH OF THE FAMILY" tie-in!

• Red Hood and Red Robin team up against The Joker!

• Will Arsenal take over the Titans?

• Guest-starring Batgirl!

THE RAVAGERS #7

Written by HOWARD MACKIE

Art by IAN CHURCHILL and NORM RAPMUND

Cover by IAN CHURCHILL

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The return of Warblade and Rose Wilson!

• Can the team finally act like a team - and survive?

• Beast Boy deals with side effects from The Rot, and Caitlin asks Superboy the unthinkable!


BLUE BEETLE #15

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art and cover by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Blue Beetle is stuck in outer space, deep inside Reach Territory. That shouldn't be a problem, right?

• Will Jaime be pulled into the war between the Reach and...Lady Styx?!


LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #15

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by FRANCIS PORTELA

Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Welcome to Barcelona! So what's this 21st century city doing in the 31st century?

• Glorith, Dragonwing and Chemical Kid are on the case!

LEGION LOST #15

Written by TOM DeFALCO

Art by PETE WOODS

Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The lost Legionnaires must decide if they are willing to sacrifice millions in order to save billions!

• Superboy and The Ravagers guest-star!

ARROW #1-2

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM and ANDREW KREISBERG

Art by MIKE GRELL, JORGE JIMENEZ and SERGIO SANDOVAL

Issue #1: Photo cover

Issue #1 1:5 Variant cover by MIKE GRELL

issue #2 cover by MIKE GRELL

Issue #1 retrosolicited • On sale NOVEMBER 28

Issue #2 on sale JANUARY 2

40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: ARROW #1 will ship with two covers. See the order form for details.

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• Discover exciting new mysteries and plotlines for the ultimate Arrow experience!

• Written by the show's creators and featuring covers and interior art from legendary GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS artist MIKE

GRELL!

HUMAN BOMB #1

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art and cover by JERRY ORDWAY

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Ex-Marine and war veteran Michael Taylor discovers a conspiracy to use human bombs to destroy the United States! But how can he possibly stop them when he could be their ultimate bomb?


JSA: THE LIBERTY FILES – THE WHISTLING SKULL #1

Written by B. CLAY MOORE

Art and cover by TONY HARRIS

1:10 Variant cover by TONY HARRIS

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• A new series from acclaimed creators B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and Tony Harris (EX MACHINA, STARMAN)!

• In 1940s Europe, the Nazi war machine is on the move...but crimes are still committed in even the smallest hamlets. Can one heroic duo solve the most bizarre mystery of all?

• From the world of the JSA: THE LIBERTY FILES, witness the birth of a new hero for the ages!

JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #3

Written and illustrated by JOE KUBERT, BRIAN BUNIAK and SAM GLANZMAN

Cover by JOE KUBERT

On sale JANUARY 2 • 48 pg, interior ads, FC, 3 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T

• The lost JOE KUBERT classic "The Redeemer" continues!

• Plus, a very strange turn of events in "Angel and The Ape," and another

heartbreaking chapter of "U.S.S. Stevens."

AME-COMI GIRLS: FEATURING

DUELA DENT #3


Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art and cover by TED NAIFEH

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• Part 3 of the first Ame-Comi story line!

• The origin of the Duela Dent!

• First appearance of Ame-Comi Brainiac!


BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #9

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art by PETER NGUYEN and CRAIG YEUNG

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• Batman must save Vicki Vale from The Mad Hatter!

• Follows up The Mad Hatter battle from BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY!

• Features Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.


BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #11

Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art by FIONA STAPLES, HOWARD PORTER, LIVESAY and NORM BREYFOGLE

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale JANUARY 2 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• The Joker King's assault on Gotham City takes a dark, sinister twist...can Bruce Wayne and Batman thwart his evil plan?

• The origin of Justice League Beyond member Micron is revealed, illustrated by the Eisner-nominated Fiona Staples, artist on the best-selling series Saga.

• The shocking motivations of Superman's new enemies are revealed - followed by the Beyond Universe debut of one of DC's most beloved characters!

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #8

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by CHRISCROSS and MARC DEERING

Cover by MICO SUAYAN

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• The "Detective" epic reaches its heartpounding conclusion!

• BATMAN and GREEN ARROW versus a Prankster-controlled MISTER FREEZE!

• SUPERMAN versus PRANKSTER for the fate of METROPOLIS!


LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #3

Written by STEVE NILES

Art and cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• After The Joker again escapes from Arkham Asylum, Batman begins to seriously question his impact on Gotham City.

• A surprising delivery from Gordon could change everything!

• Steve Niles (co-creator of 30 Days of Night) and Trevor Hairsine (Captain America) create a unique and poignant tale of The Dark Knight!

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #28

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE

Cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Oh no! A royal wraith is terrorizing a Chanukah celebration!

• Can Scooby and friends save the Festival of Lights?

• Find out what other yuletide ghouls lurk in this Scooby-Doo holiday special!

LOONEY TUNES #210

Written by SCOTT GROSS

Art by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE

Cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Bugs Bunny is running wild in a museum-and Elmer has to catch him!

• What kind of impression(ism) will they make?

• Has Bugs been framed?


GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #9

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

On sale DECEMBER 12• 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• The Interceptor crew is attacked!

• Hal and Razer get sucked into Myrwhydden's pocket dimension!

• How will Kilowog and Aya fare against the Red Lanterns?

• The Free Comic Book Day story is completed in this issue!

YOUNG JUSTICE #23

Written by GREG WEISMAN

Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Batgirl takes on Match-alone!

• Alpha Squad infiltrates Brainiac's ship as it hovers above Metropolis!

• Superboy and the Justice League battle their captor, Kylstar!


MAD #519

Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

This Christmas, maybe Santa will bring you the latest issue of MAD! Hey, it's better than a lump of coal, right?

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #8

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Who are the mysterious alien menaces with the super family's powers?

• What is that strange alien symbol? What does it mean to Superman – and to Krypton?

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Art by PHILIP TAN and RUY JOSE

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US

• As Adam is close to regaining his memories, he must now battle his most faithful companion: Battle Cat!

• Skeletor puts his final plans for Adam's destruction into place...will Eternia ever be the same?

LOT 13 #3

Written by STEVE NILES

Art and cover by GLENN FABRY

On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

• The secrets of the house-and dangers-are deepening with every passing hour!

• Austin's reappearance covered in blood and holding a tomahawk raises some questions concerning not just to WHERE his family is, but WHEN!

DJANGO UNCHAINED #1-2

Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO

Art by R.M. GUERA

Movie key art cover

Issue #1: 1:25 Variant cover by JIM LEE

Issue #2: 1:25 Variant cover by TBD

Issue #1 on sale DECEMBER 5

Issue #2 on sale JANUARY 2

Both 48 pg, FC, 1 & 2 of 5, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS

Retailers: These issues each will ship with two covers. Please see the Order Form for details.

• Oscar-winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino's latest epic film script is adapted for comics!

• The blood-soaked tale of a bounty-hunting dentist and his partner, a recently freed slave, in the post-Civil War South!

• This is an adaptation of the full screenplay, including scenes that may not make it into the final theatrical cut!

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #34

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

"The Blacklist" is over. Lives have been shattered, alliances destroyed. Skinner and Pearl have made it halfway through the twentieth century and AMERICAN VAMPIRE hits a major turning point in the series.


HELLBLAZER #298

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by GIUSEPPI CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI

Cover by SIMON BISLEY

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Strange portents lead Constantine to believe he's going to die in five days. How far will he go to convince his skeptical wife that his days are numbered? Find out in "Death and Cigarettes" part 1!


FAIREST #10

Written by LAUREN BEUKES

Art by INAKI MIRANDA

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

In part 3 of "The Hidden Kingdom," Rapunzel kicks ass when hungry ghosts and angry Yakuza storm the skyscraper. Meanwhile, Bigby and Frau Totenkinder arrive in Japan only to get captured by local Harijuku girls. And back in the dark, simmering pit that is the witching well, something is stirring - and it wants out.


FABLES #124

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Guest art by SHAWN McMANUS

Cover by JOAO RUAS

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Bufkin and Lily's heroic adventures are too big to contain in 3-page features, so this special full-issue epic will take us to the grand finale of our favorite flying monkey's greatest adventure, co-starring his sometimes girlfriend Lily with guest art by painter extraordinaire Shawn McManus!


SAUCER COUNTRY #10

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art and cover by RYAN KELLY

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Arcadia's team finds itself under siege at the Democrat candidate's debate in Las Vegas, Michael finds himself wondering what's real and what he's capable of, and Kidd discovers the secrets behind the men in black, all in part two of three of "The Reticulan Candidate."

PUNK ROCK JESUS #6

Written by SEAN MURPHY

Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY

On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, B&W, 6 of 6, $2.99 US • No interior ads • MATURE READERS

In this thrilling conclusion to the acclaimed miniseries, Chris and the Flak Jackets head to Jerusalem, the last stop on their world tour. But in this final concert, will the punk messiah rise above the protests from the world's three major religions, or will he take matters into his own hands?


THE UNWRITTEN #44

Written by MIKE CAREY

Art by PETER GROSS

Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

In the classical underworld of Hades, Tom takes on harpies, sinister ferrymen and multiheaded dogs. But none of these encounters prepare him for his meeting with the king - or for the responsibilities he has to take on for some very familiar damned souls.


SWEET TOOTH #40

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE

1:10 Variant cover by TIMOTHY TRUMAN

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE

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

Gus's journey comes to an end and the fate of the hybrids is revealed in the final issue of the acclaimed Vertigo series!