Courtesy of DC Comics, CA brings you an advance look at new comic books going on sale in December, 2011 from the publisher's myriad of lines including the New 52 -- including Justice League, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Dark, The Edge and Young Justice -- Vertigo and DC Kids. Among the offerings for December is Green Arrow #4, introducing the new writing team of Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen and Batman: Leviathan Strikes #1 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham.


JUSTICE LEAGUE #4

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT

1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale DECEMBER 21 • 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.

The superstar team of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee continue the origin of the Justice League as The World's Greatest Heroes face the might of Apokolips – and find aid in an unlikely hero, as Cyborg is created!

Plus, Andy Kubert returns an amazing variant cover – his first new work after the smash-hit FLASHPOINT!

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

AQUAMAN #4

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

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

There are parts of the ocean even Aquaman should not enter. Now Aquaman and Mera must descend into uncharted territory: the smoky black crevice at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, home of the cannibalistic creatures known only as the Trench. One last secret behind these loathsome creatures will be revealed as "The Trench" thunders toward its bloodcurdling conclusion!


JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #4

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN

Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

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

On their first mission, the team has been separated and defeated – or so it seems! But when a new, galactic threat shows its face, will our heroes be able to defeat it or will the whole world suffer destruction on a cosmic scale?

WONDER WOMAN #4

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

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

Wonder Woman has left Paradise Island behind, but Hera is just arriving. Without the Amazons' most powerful daughter to protect them, can they withstand the wrath of a God who once favored them? And why would Zola want Diana to march right back into the eye of the storm?

THE FLASH #4

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Variant cover by ERIC BASALDUA

1:200 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

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

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

As Central City remains dark from the recent EMP blast, The Fastest Man Alive remains in hot pursuit of the one who set it off: Mob Rule! What does Mob Rule really want? Learn the rest of his origin right here!

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CAPTAIN ATOM #4

Written by J.T. KRUL

Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II

Cover by STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU

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

Before he received his godlike powers, Captain Atom was a military man – an Air Force pilot. Now, he's being recruited again to serve his country as only he can. But will Captain Atom go along with his new role as a weapon of mass destruction?


THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #4

Written by GAIL SIMONE and ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Art by YILDIRAY CINAR

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

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

This issue, the spotlight turns toward the Middle East and sinister forces that wish to get their hands on their very own Nuclear Men! But what is the mysterious connection to Ronnie and Jason? Plus, as the action explodes into all-out meltdown, the boys will have to deal with a wounded friend before time runs out!

GREEN ARROW #4

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS

Art by DAN JURGENS and GEORGE PEREZ

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

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

It's a Tokyo showdown! At an international tech expo that caters to the likes of WayneTech and Queen Industries, party crasher Green Arrow finds himself in the sights of a mystery woman bent on taking down "evil" corporations – like the one Green Arrow owns!


DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #19-20

Written by MARV WOLFMAN

Art by MIKE S. MILLER, HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY

Cover #19 by MIKE S. MILLER

Cover #20 by HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY

With Brainiac's final play revealed, the Justice League – minus Superman – must find a way to stop this final threat to Earth. Can the newly empowered civilians from The Daily Planet building help? Where will Earth turn in this dark hour?

As Brainiac's invading force prepares for combat, Batman must make a deadly decision that may put him at odds with the entire JLA. It's a decision that could save the Earth, and the Dark Knight will stop at nothing – even fighting his allies – to guarantee success...but can anyone save him from himself?

#19 on sale DECEMBER 14

#20 on sale DECEMBER 28

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #4

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Art by BERNARD CHANG

Cover by RYAN SOOK

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

Step right up, step right up! Watch as Deadman plays "20 Questions" with the enigmatic Son of the Morning on a roller coaster ride like no other! Plus: Ever wonder why good things happen to bad people? Why banks put Braille writing on drive-through ATMs? And just what exactly is the nature of your relationship with God? Then you must read DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #4!

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #4

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art and cover by PHILIP TAN

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

The exciting conclusion to the Savage Hawkman's first adventure is here! Hawkman battles his way through Dr. Kane's compound, where the alien monstrosity known as Morphicius is sheltered. But in his quest for alien knowledge, Dr. Kane unknowingly jumpstarts what Morphicius refers to as the Black Plague. Can Hawkman contain this deadly outbreak, or will New York soon become infected with lethal, fast-spreading alien organisms?

MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #3

Written by AARON LOPRESTI, KEVIN MAGUIRE and MATT KINDT

Art by AARON LOPRESTI, KEVIN MAGUIRE, MATT RYAN and SCOTT KOLINS

Cover by RICK LEONARDI and DAN GREEN

On sale DECEMBER 14 • 40 pg, 3 of 6, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

From a giant snake smashing through Zanzibar – and through Robotman – and an ancient reptile stalking the alleyways of Gotham City, to the endless plague of titans attracted to Tanga on a faraway planet, our heroes are put to the test as they face off against their demons!


MISTER TERRIFIC #4

Written by ERIC WALLACE

Art by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA and WAYNE FAUCHER

Cover by J.G. JONES

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

An alien S.O.S. draws Mister Terrific into the ninth dimension. But what begins as scientific exploration quickly turns deadly when he is taken prisoner by the villainous Kryl. Now the world's third-smartest man must engineer an extraterrestrial jailbreak! Easy, right? But even if he succeeds, how can Mister Terrific escape the inner demons that haunt him?

ACTION COMICS #4

Written by GRANT MORRISON and JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art by RAGS MORALES, GENE HA, RICK BRYANT and MATT CAMP

Cover by RAGS MORALES

Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:200 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

This issue will ship with three covers. See the order form for more information.

Is your mind prepared for an encounter with the deadly Terminauts? What awful master do they serve? What horrible fate awaits Superman and the city of Metropolis? The true scope of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' ACTION COMICS run begins to come into view, so get those sunglasses ready, 'cause it is gonna be blinding!

And in a backup story from writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Matt Camp that spins out of ACTION COMICS #2, John Henry Irons takes his first steps toward becoming the hero known as Steel!

SUPERMAN #4

Written by GEORGE PEREZ

Art by JESUS MERINO

Breakdowns and cover by GEORGE PEREZ

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

Discover the origin of the new foes who have been making The Man of Steel's life so painful and chaotic lately. What are their ties to the current ACTION COMICS epic? Plus, Lois Lane uncovers a tragic secret from Superman's past!

SUPERGIRL #4

Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON

Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

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

Trapped and powerless aboard a space station, Supergirl is at the mercy of an ingenious new foe who wants to learn everything there is to know about her. But Supergirl is more than just her powers, and she'll soon show this foe – and all of Earth – what's she truly capable of! Plus, more on the Girl of Steel's mysterious origin!


SUPERBOY #4

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by SHANE DAVIS and JONATHAN GLAPION

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

Superboy has learned the truth about what he really is...and he's not taking it well. Alone in New York and surrounded by holiday cheer, it's a struggle to keep his emotions and his powers in check...and he's on a crash course with a dangerous pair of murderous young metahumans who are more like him than he might want to admit!

BATMAN #4

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by MIKE CHOI

Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT

1:200 B&W variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

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

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

Shocking discoveries lead Batman deeper into the mystery of the Court of Owls and its secret and bloody ties to both Gotham City and the Wayne family. But an even deadlier threat awaits Batman: a trap set hundreds of years ago, far beneath his city. The war for Gotham's soul begins here!

PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #3

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art and cover by SZYMON KUDRANSKI

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 5, $2.99 US • RATED T

In the third issue of best-selling novelist Gregg Hurwitz's PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE miniseries, the Penguin has a new girlfriend! But his new relationship is just an excuse for bigger heists and more vicious crimes, all to obtain gifts for his loved ones! And the flashier the crime, the more easily it catches Batman's eye. With The Dark Knight hot on his trail, will the Penguin back away from his life of crime – or will he continue his push to take over Gotham City's criminal underworld?

DETECTIVE COMICS #4

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and

SANDU FLOREA

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

As Batman uncovers a deranged plot with far-reaching tentacles that touch some of the city's most elite citizens, he finds himself facing off against his newest and most fearsome foes: Dollmaker and his twisted family of killers!

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #4

Written by PAUL JENKINS and DAVID FINCH

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

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

Batman must race against time to save a friend's life. But his mission may prove impossible as he reels under the weight of three hundred chemically enhanced super-criminals who stand against him. All clues point to one psychotic criminal, and all roads to a solution that will lead to one secret location... but will Batman arrive too late to stop the rage let loose on his city?

BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN STRIKES #1

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art by CHRIS BURNHAM and CAMERON STEWART

Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

One-Shot • On sale DECEMBER 21 • 80 pg, FC, $6.99 US • RATED T

In this sensational, giant-sized one-shot spinning out of BATMAN INCORPORATED, Batman realizes to his horror that he's been outwitted as the true identity of Leviathan continues to elude him. Is his deadly adversary an old foe with a grudge to settle, a new face of evil...or something completely different? Only one thing is certain: You won't soon forget the shocking ending!

BATWING #4

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art by CHRISCROSS

Cover by BEN OLIVER

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

As Massacre's bloody reign of murder continues and more heroes fall, Batwing closes in on this mad villain. But with his memories stirring, Batwing's dark past begins to emerge... At last, the truth of his past will come to light.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #4

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

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

Batman and Robin are at the mercy of NoBody as he forces them to embrace a new way to battle crime and injustice. But Batman has other ideas! Plus: Don't miss the origin of NoBody!


BIRDS OF PREY #4

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by JESUS SAIZ

Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

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

The only thing worse than a bomb on a speeding train is three bombs. Hidden inside the skulls of three different people. All on the same speeding train. And the Birds of Prey – Black Canary, Starling, Katana and Poison Ivy – know the names of only two of these walking bombs. Don't miss the shocking revelation that will rewrite the rules of the team forever! Yes, we know it's only issue #4! Guest starring Batgirl!

CATWOMAN #4

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

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

Catwoman pays a call on Wayne Manor, but those who live there prefer that you call first. Then Selina Kyle says goodbye to an old friend, says hello to an older one, and resolves more firmly than ever to strike out on her own. Only one of those things almost gets her killed.

BATMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 2 #3

Written by NEAL ADAMS

Art by NEAL ADAMS and BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Cover by NEAL ADAMS

1:10 B&W variant cover by NEAL ADAMS

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

On sale DECEMBER 21 • 40 pg, FC, 3 of 7, $3.99 US • RATED T

Batman has sidestepped death time and time again, but that all ends in this issue with the gut-wrenching reality of the Underworld. It's a surreal – yet all too real – voyage into a personal hell of his own. Batman will never be the same.

BATWOMAN #4

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

Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

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

Blood drenches the back alleys of Gotham City in Part four of "Hydrology" – and Batwoman's life begins to burn!

BATGIRL #4

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

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

Batgirl's secret past finally catches up to her as she races to a final confrontation with the deadly sociopath Mirror! All the answers start right here in this thrilling issue!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #4

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

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

The man who has pursued Starfire all the way to the wilds of Colorado has only one thing on his mind: her slow and painful death. His name is Crux – and he's done some dark and dangerous work on his DNA to reach his goal of ridding the Earth of every alien on the planet! And Kori's about to learn that Red Hood and Roy Harper have their hands full with the ancient evil known as The Untitled!

NIGHTWING #4

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by TREVOR McCARTHY

Cover by EDDY BARROWS

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

As Haly's continues to travel the east coast, Dick's search for answers take him – and the circus – to Miami! But when a case from Gotham City brings Barbara Gordon to Florida, Nightwing and Batgirl must work together to bring a thief to justice. Be here as Nightwing and Batgirl tackle South Beach – and discover the true nature of the circus! The answers start this issue!

HUNTRESS #3

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by MARCUS TO and JOHN DELL

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 32 pg, 3 of 6, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Huntress has vowed to take down one of the most powerful mob bosses in Europe...but who's the even more powerful man behind him? And why is she facing a showdown in the ancient ruins of Pompeii?

GREEN LANTERN #4

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY

Cover by DOUG MAHNKE and KEITH CHAMPAGNE

Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

1:200 B&W Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

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

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

They've pillaged and enslaved his homeworld. Now the fear-mongering Sinestro Corps must face newly reinstated Green Lantern Sinestro. Can the renegade GL liberate Korugar from the army he assembled?

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #4

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA

Cover by ANDY KUBERT

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

John Stewart has gone from being a Green Lantern soldier to prisoner of war! And in the process, he learns who the Corps' mysterious enemy truly is and what they really want. The truth will rock the Corps to its foundation!

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #4

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

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

The Green Lanterns' homeworld is under attack! Members of each of the Lantern Corps have laid siege to the powerful Guardians of the Universe to reclaim their stolen power rings, but only now has the Orange Lantern Larfleeze entered the fray...and he's not alone. The secret behind the stolen rings will be revealed and the status of Kyle Rayner within the Green Lantern Corps will be changed – forever!

RED LANTERNS #4

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by ED BENES, DIEGO BERNARD and ROB HUNTER

Cover by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER

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

A Red Lantern's tale never has a happy ending, so brace yourself for the tragic tales of Skallox, Zillius Zox and Ratchet. Their violent destinies set the stage for their

new life as seekers of bloody vengeance!

THE SHADE #3

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by CULLY HAMNER

Cover by TONY HARRIS

1:10 Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER

On sale DECEMBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 12, $2.99 US RATED T+

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

The Shade must take a trip "Down Under" to find the answers he seeks about his past! In Sydney, he encounters an old ally named Diablo Blacksmith. But deep in the heart of the Outback lies a monstrous foe, one that The Shade must face completely on his own, and one that knows all of The Shade's weaknesses.

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #4

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by MIKEL JANIN

Cover by RYAN SOOK

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

Madame Xanadu's plan is working! Zatanna, John Constantine, Shade the Changing Man, Mindwarp and Deadman are all being brought together. But will Xanadu's manipulations blow up in her face when she learns that Enchantress has grown too powerful to be controlled?


SWAMP THING #4

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by VICTOR IBANEZ

Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

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

All across the world, those with a primal connection to the forces of life and death can feel that something is very wrong. The war between The Green andThe Other has begun, and the knights of decay walk the Earth unchecked – but without Alec Holland, the Green has no champion strong enough to fight back!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #4

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI

Cover by J.G. JONES

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

"Monster Planet" comes to its world-shattering conclusion as Frankenstein and Nina take on the massive Sea Monster, while Lady Frankenstein and the rest of the Creature Commandos go head to head with the colossal Ogre Titan. Plus: Don't miss the debut of the G.I. Robot Squadron and the new War Wheel!


ANIMAL MAN #4

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

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

After coming face to face with the mysterious Totems, Buddy learns the truth about Maxine's destiny – but it may be too late, as The Red is infiltrated by agents of The Other, and Buddy struggles to control his new, unfiltered powers with deadly results! Meanwhile, Ellen and Cliff must face the last Hunters alone!


I, VAMPIRE #4

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO

Cover by JENNY FRISON

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

Straight from the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK comes John Constantine! Problem is, rather than help Andrew in his war against the Queen of Blood, Constantine figures it would make more sense to just wipe out all of the vampires, including Andrew!


RESURRECTION MAN #4

Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

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

Who is the Transhuman? And why is he risking his life for the Resurrection Man? And even with his help, will our hero be able to fend off the bounty-hunting Body Doubles and the forces of both Heaven and Hell?

DEMON KNIGHTS #4

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art by MIKE CHOI and DIOGENES NEVES & OCLAIR ALBERT

Cover by MIKE CHOI

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

It wasn't a coincidence that the Shining Knight found herself in Little Spring as the Horde massed at the village gates. She's on a quest, and has been all her long life – whether she's known it or not! Now, a powerful vision will reveal to her the true stakes of the battle for Little Spring and pull back the curtain on one of the biggest secrets in the DC Universe! Don't miss "Merlin Watches The Storm," featuring guest art by the sensational Mike Choi (X-Force)! And yes, "storm" is a hint.



STORMWATCH #4

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

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

The earth is being eaten alive! As the unstoppable alien antibody continues consuming everything in its path, Stormwatch awakens a slumbering [information redacted] buried deep within the earth. But has the team found an ally or a threat greater than the antibody? However it plays out, the DC landscape literally will be changed forever! Plus: Don't miss a major change to the Stormwatch roster!

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #2

Written by NICK SPENCER

Art by WES CRAIG and JERRY ORDWAY

Cover by FRAZER IRVING

On sale DECEMBER 21 • 32 pg, 2 of 6, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

It's the return of Warlord and his underground race, the Subterraneans! For too long their voices have gone unheard, their claims of mistreatment by T.H.U.N.D.E.R. and the people of the surface world ignored! Today, they send a message to those who have done them wrong – by executing Dynamo! Plus, in a special sequence drawn by the legendary Jerry Ordway, learn about the man who built the devices that power the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents – and more about the mysterious super-computer known as Daniel.

DEATHSTROKE #4

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT

Cover by SIMON BISLEY

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

Deathstroke incarcerated! As the world's fiercest mercenary is shipped off to a metahuman prison, Slade uncovers a new wrinkle in his quest to root out the forces working to manipulate him – and the Blackhawks may be a part of it! Also, what exactly is in the briefcase? The answer will shock you!


GRIFTER #4

Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON

Art by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY

Cover by CAFU and JASON GORDER

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

Seattle is known for coffee, clouds, and Q-Core. Grifter's struggle has led him to the headquarters of a hero, but not without a few surprises along the way. Just when the gun-wielding con man thinks he's gotten the upper hand in his situation, he realizes he's put himself in the center of the bull's-eye! Guest-starring Green Arrow!

VOODOO #4

Written by RON MARZ

Art by SAMI BASRI

Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

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

The mysterious Voodoo has left destruction in her wake since fleeing New Orleans. Her nemesis Special Agent Fallon remains hot on her trail as she heads for Metropolis...and Fallon isn't the only one, as a new, third player enters the hunt.


SUICIDE SQUAD #4

Written by ADAM GLASS

Art by FEDERICO DALLACCHIO

Cover by DAN PANOSIAN

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

The body count rises! Another Squad member falls – but not the way you might expect! Betrayal follows betrayal as Captain Boomerang joins the Squad in a smash-and-grab against the terrorist organization Kobra, and Harley Quinn shows why you should never, ever recruit Squad members from Arkham Asylum. Brace yourself for a last-page shocker the likes of which the Squad has never faced before!

O.M.A.C. #4

Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN

Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH

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

Kevin Kho finally makes it back home – but while trying to pull the pieces of his life back together, he inadvertently disconnects from Brother Eye! Unfortunately, Kevin's freedom comes with a price, because now he's alone and forced to defend himself against Checkmate and their lethal Bio-gators!

BLACKHAWKS #4

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art by GRAHAM NOLAN and TREVOR SCOTT

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

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

The Blackhawks have a brutal, apocalyptic showdown in the Eyrie against their newest, most dangerous foe. Meanwhile, Canada and Wildman enact a desperate plan to escape their captors...but escape to where?

MEN OF WAR #4

Written by IVAN BRANDON and B. CLAY MOORE

Art by TOM DERENICK and PAUL McCAFFREY

Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

Easy Company wrestles with the betrayal of one of their own, as each man processes Kobra's secret in his own way. But the company must forge ahead, marching into unknown enemy territory – while an ancient evil lies waiting in a salty haze. Will this be the end for Rock and his men?

Plus: A team of mecha fans turned engineers have built the hardware of their dreams, but will it work out the way it always does in the movies?

ALL-STAR WESTERN #4

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by MORITAT and PHIL WINSLADE

Cover by LADRONN

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

The trail of a missing child from a wealthy family leads Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham into the watery catacombs of Gotham City's still-under-construction sewer system – but will they survive the many dangers that lurk in those twisty depths? Also: introducing the Barbary Ghost, a fireworks wielding mistress of vengeance, stalking San Francisco's criminal underworld.

THE RAY #1

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by JAMAL IGLE and RICH PERROTTA

Cover by JAMAL IGLE

On sale DECEMBER 14 • 32 pg, 1 of 4, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Get ready for a brand new Ray! Lucien Gates's life is changed forever when he is struck by a mysterious beam of energy that turns him into a glowing gladiator – and being a human ray of light comes in handy when his city is suddenly under attack from giant, building-sized monsters. Unfortunately, light powers are less than handy in keeping his girlfriend happy.

TEEN TITANS #4

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

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

Wonder Girl has come to New York City to find Red Robin and fill him in on what she's learned about N.O.W.H.E.R.E., but it turns out she's going to have to go through the mysterious Superboy first! As two of DC's most powerful young metahumans battle over the streets of Times Square on New Year's Eve, Red Robin assembles his team to help Wonder Girl.

YOUNG JUSTICE

STATIC SHOCK #4

Written by JOHN ROZUM

Art by SCOTT MCDANIEL and ANDY OWENS

Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH

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

Static is hot on Piranha's trail, but will he be able to stop Piranha from building his metahuman army? Plus: The Pale Man's true allegiance is revealed, and a foe from Static's past has returned – and he's brought his latest Q-juice creation: Guillotina!


BLUE BEETLE #4

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER

Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and SAL REGLA

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

What is Jaime Reyes going to do? La Dama and the unstoppable, mechanical monster known as Silverback both want the scarab for their own nefarious purposes, and Jaime's family and friends want to know why he disappeared. Can he keep his secret safe, or will he risk everything to tell his loved ones the truth?

HAWK AND DOVE #4

Written by STERLING GATES

Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD

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

Following last issue's ultra-brawl with Condor and Swan through the halls of the White House, Hawk and Dove have more questions than answers! Luckily for them, they've taken a prisoner! But even as they begin to question him, sinister forces align with a new target in mind: Dove's boyfriend, Deadman! Can Dove protect the man she loves, or will her ghostly lover fall into darkness?

LEGION LOST #4

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Art and cover by PETE WOODS

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

How far is Timber Wolf willing to go to rescue a teammate? Find out as the Lost search for the bio-terrorist who unleashed a deadly future virus. But how long before the military and the new heroes of the DC Universe decide to get involved?

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #4

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by FRANCIS PORTELA

Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY

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

With time running out for the Legionnaire in the hands of the Dominators, it's down to Cosmic Boy to crack the riddle of how the all-powerful Daxamite Renegade made it through an impenetrable blockade... and why would Element Lad leave Chemical Kid alone in a room with that same very, very angry Renegade?

LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #3

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art and cover by CHRIS BATISTA and MARC DEERING

On sale DECEMBER 28 • 32 pg, 3 of 6, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The battle to save the border worlds of the United Planets from an unknown alien threat rages on. It's a trial by fire for the newly formed Legion as work continues on an experimental starship that could tip the balance of the war. Meanwhile, Brainac 5's attempts to unravel the enemy's objective push his 12th-level intellect to obsess over the one thing the Legionnaires don't have much of: time.



AMERICAN VAMPIRE #22

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale DECEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

Get ready – it's hot rods, poodle skirts and rock 'n' roll as AMERICAN VAMPIRE goes screaming into the 1950s! Who is Travis Kidd? What do the mysterious Vassals want with him? And what does it all have to do with Skinner Sweet? Find out in "Death Race" part 1!

DMZ #72

Written by BRIAN WOOD

Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI

Cover by J.P. LEON

1:10 Variant cover by BRIAN WOOD

Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. For more information, see the Previews Order Form.

On sale DECEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE

In a city that once seemed to be in a permanent state of war and despair, peace has reigned for a decade. What has become of the city that Matty Roth, Zee and so many others fought to preserve?

HELLBLAZER #286

Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI • Cover by SIMON BISLEY

On sale DECEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Constantine finally tracks down Tamsin, the sometime witch who's been tormenting his niece Gemma. Meanwhile, Constantine's trench coat works its way back to its original owner, leaving a trail of death and madness. But none of this can compare with the shocking revelation that lies in store for our long-suffering occultist.


iZOMBIE #20

Written by CHRIS ROBERSON • Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

How are the people of Eugene dealing with the fallout of the recent zombie invasion? In this issue, we catch up with ghost girl Ellie and her new friend, Frankenteen.

HELLBLAZER ANNUAL #1

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art and cover by SIMON BISLEY

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US MATURE READERS

A dying woman's desperate need to see her long lost son sends John Constantine on a mission in "Suicide Bridge," a haunting tale of evil and melancholy that finds John using his occult connections to learn why so many young people are going missing. It's a story full of strange places and desperate lives that leads Constantine to unearth his own connection to the mysterious disappearance of a boyhood friend.

VERTIGO: FIRST BLOOD #1

Written by SCOTT SNYDER and STEPHEN KING, CHRIS ROBERSON, MIKE CAREY and JEFF LEMIRE • Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, MICHAEL ALLRED, PETER GROSS and JEFF LEMIRE • Montage cover

On sale DECEMBER 14 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS

Don't miss this value-priced reprint of four hot debut issues from Vertigo: AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1, iZOMBIE #1, THE UNWRITTEN #1 and SWEET TOOTH #1!

VERTIGO RESURRECTED: SGT. ROCK – BETWEEN HELL AND A HARD PLACE #2

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO • Art and cover by JOE KUBERT

On sale DECEMBER 21 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS

Brian Azzarello teams with artist Joe Kubert for a graphic novel that puts Sgt. Rock in the midst of a murder mystery behind enemy lines. In this concluding issue of the epic World War II mystery, with no commanding officer and his men at risk, Sgt. Rock must hunt a killer.

NORTHLANDERS #47

Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by DECLAN SHALVEY

Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE

On sale DECEMBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

"The Icelandic Trilogy", continues with part 6 of 9, titled "Commerce." Where once the Haukssons lived a frontier life, conquering lands with sword and shield, the twin siblings who now carry the name conquer their enemies with money and influence. As the entire nation undergoes a huge cultural shift, can the Hauksson bloodline survive?


SCALPED #55

Written by JASON AARON • Art by R.M. GUERA • Cover by JOCK

On sale DECEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

"Knuckle Up" concludes with an epic confrontation that SCALPED readers have been waiting a long time to see. It's Dash vs. Shunka in a battle for the ages – and if you think you know how it's all going to end, trust us, you don't.

FABLES #112

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM • Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and

STEVE LEIALOHA • Cover by JOAO RUAS

On sale DECEMBER 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Don't miss the special holiday issue – and because you've been good all year, it's even got extra story pages! Christmas is here, and we know this holiday isn't always jolly for our favorite Fables. In this issue we get a glimpse into the future fates of our wild and dear Rose Red.

SWEET TOOTH #28

Written by JEFF LEMIRE • Art by MATT KINDT • Cover by JEFF LEMIRE

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

"The Taxidermist" concludes as Thacker leads his crew on an all-out assault on Simpson's camp in an attempt to slaughter the mysterious antlered child! But will the child live on, or will the plague spread? Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt conclude their mini-epic in bloody fashion with implications that will affect Gus, Jepperd and more.

SPACEMAN #3

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by EDUARDO RISSO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale DECEMBER 28 • 32 pg, 3 of 9, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The space-spanning adventure from the creative team behind 100 BULLETS rolls on as our hero, Orson, drowns in a sea of star pirates, dirty drugs and his own intergalactic failures. Can he keep his head above water long enough to do the right thing?


THE UNWRITTEN #32

Written by MIKE CAREY • Art by PETER GROSS and M.K. PERKER • Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale DECEMBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Tom's battle against the cabal continues, with Glitterspar as the ultimate sanction. But Tom discovers that letting storybook magic into your world is playing with fire – and ice.


THE UNWRITTEN #32.5

Written by MIKE CAREY

Art by PETER GROSS and DEAN ORMSTON

Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale DECEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

In ancient Mesopotamia, just after the Flood that almost ended the world, the hero-king Gilgamesh embarks on a monster-hunt – but the biggest monster may be walking at his side. A time-lost legend that casts unexpected light on the most ruthless of Tom's enemies: the man known as Pullman.



DC KIDS + MISC.


YOUNG JUSTICE #11

Written by GREG WEISMAN and KEVIN HOPPS

Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

On sale DECEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

The spotlight turns to Robin, who must leave his teammates to fight alongside his crimefighting mentor, Batman. And the stakes couldn't be higher for the Dynamic Duo as they face off against the Demon's Head himself: Ra's al Ghul!

MAD MAGAZINE #513

Written and illustrated by

THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

It's the big, year-end issue of MAD – which means it's time for the "20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2011." Will you make the list? Don't count on it!

LOONEY TUNES #204

Written by BILL MATHENY • Art by WALTER CARZON

Cover by DAVE SANTANA

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Ah, the holiday season! Hot cocoa with mini-marshmallows, candy canes, Yule logs, menorahs, Christmas Trees, sleigh bells – and giant, goofy Yetis! (That's the Abominable Snowman to you!) Join Bugs and the Looney Tunes gang for a joyful romp in a snow-packed Blunderland!

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #16

Written by SCOTT GROSS • Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Those meddling kids are back on the case – and this time they're in Egypt, helping to investigate the terrifying tombs of Tootincandy. The Mystery, Inc., gang has mummy madness to deal with – and, of course, Shaggy and Scooby are nowhere to be seen!


SUPERNATURAL #3

Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by GRANT BOND

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale DECEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US

Sam's never shaken the memory of the beautiful and deadly "Emma of the Isles." When a mysterious box arrives containing a plane ticket to Scotland, a cellphone and a gun, Sam doesn't waste any time catching the first flight out. But in a rural village, where's Emma? Why are the locals a little...off? Can Sam handle this mission without his brother?


UNCHARTED #2

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by SERGIO SANDOVAL

Cover by TONY HARRIS • 1:10 Variant cover by ADAM HUGHES

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

On sale DECEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US

Nathan Drake learns that stealing a clue to the Amber Room from a Russian Black Market auction is no easy task. As competition creeps in every corner, Drake discovers he isn't alone in his search for the Amber Room...a certain femme fatale is also hot on the trail – and nothing will get in her way.


GEARS OF WAR #21

Written by KAREN TRAVISS • Art by POP MHAN • Cover by COLIN WILSON

On sale DECEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

In part 3 of "Dirty Little Secrets," the Gears have found their respite on

the island of Vectes to be all too brief. The Lambent – a deadly, mutating lifeform – has followed them from the mainland and now threatens to wipe out what's left of humankind. Chairman Prescott has a plan he can reveal to no one – least of all Marcus Fenix.

END OF NATIONS #2

Written by RICARDO SANCHEZ • Art by YVEL GUICHET

Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY

RESOLICIT • On sale DECEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 4, $2.99 US

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

Based on the highly anticipated free-to-play strategy game from Trion Worlds. A captured Shane locks horns with the commander of another resistance faction and discovers that the enemy of his enemy is by no means his friend. Meanwhile, the Order launches a deadly offensive.