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DC Comics On Sale In September 2012: Before Watchmen, New 52, Vertigo, DC Kids

Courtesy of DC Comics, CA brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books going on sale in September, 2012 from the publisher’s myriad of lines like the New 52 — including Justice League, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Dark, The Edge and Young Justice — Before Watchmen, the mature readers Vertigo imprint and the all-ages DC Kids series. Among the offerings for September are issues #0 of the entire New 52 superhero line, including brand new series like Talon, The Phantom Stranger, Sword of Sorcery and Team 7.


BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #3
Written by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by AMANDA CONNER
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, 3 of 4, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“San Francisco, baby. The best part of the trip…is the trip.”
Plus: The latest chapter in the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup adventure from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #3
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by J.G. JONES
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“I am a blood brother.”
Plus: The latest chapter in the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup adventure from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #3
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT and JOE KUBERT
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“A man like you loves a mystery.”
Plus: The latest chapter in the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup adventure from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #3
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by JAE LEE
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“If a man has the opportunity to do good, he’s obliged to take it.”
Plus: The latest chapter in the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup adventure from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

TALON #0
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• A new series featuring the Court of Owls’ unstoppable killing machine!
• Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon ever to escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin just wants to live a normal life…but that’s impossible, since he’s being hunted by his former masters!

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #0
Written by DAN DIDIO
Art by BRENT ANDERSON and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by BRENT ANDERSON
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Learn what happened to The Phantom Stranger after the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY story!
• Who has been sacrificed? Who is guilty? Who can save us? And who…is The Phantom Stranger?
• Major players in The New 52 will be introduced in these pages!

SWORD OF SORCERY #0
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Backup story written by TONY BEDARD
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
Backup story art by JESUS SAIZ
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• In this new series featuring the long-awaited return of AMETHYST, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother. She’s about to learn why it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld – and has powerful enemies hunter her!
• AMETHYST is written by Christy Marx, best known for her work on animated TV series including G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more, as well as the comics series Sisterhood of Steel.
• And in the backup story set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior BEOWULF is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

TEAM 7 #0
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art and cover by JESUS MERINO
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Threads of the entire DC Universe collide in this new series set in the early days of The New 52 from writer Justin Jordan (The Strange Talents of Luther Strode).
• As Superman emerges, so too does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind!
• Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson are Team 7 – and their story will change everything you know about The New 52!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #0
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by GARY FRANK
Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GARY FRANK
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 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.
• Billy Batson takes center stage in this issue as he unleashes the awesome power of Shazam in a special origin story!
• Also featuring the not-to-be-missed origin of Pandora and the next seeds of TRINITY WAR!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

AQUAMAN #0
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 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.
• It’s the first appearance of Atlantis – and Aquaman’s first encounter with Atlanteans!
• How will this story of Arthur’s past set the stage for his future? Find out here!

WONDER WOMAN #0
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale SEPTEMBER 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.
• A facet of the past is revealed – and a foe is introduced!
• How did Wonder Woman become a star pupil of Ares?

THE FLASH #0
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 B&W cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 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.
• At last, it’s the origin of The Flash!
• The loss of his mother put Barry Allen on the road to becoming a hero, but only when he gains his powers will he understand her most important lesson.

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #0
Plotted by ROB LIEFELD
Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and MARK POULTON
Art and cover by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Discover Hawkman’s connection to Thanagar and why he came to Earth!

GREEN ARROW #0
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II and ROB HUNTER
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Oliver Queen is young, rich and reckless…what could possibly go wrong?
• Discover the events leading up to the birth of Green Arrow, and Ollie’s history with Roy Harper!

EARTH 2 #0
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 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.
• It’s the tragic origin of Earth 2′s greatest villain!
• Don’t miss Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in action on Earth 2!

WORLDS’ FINEST #0
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art and cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
1:25 B&W Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
On sale SEPTEMBER 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.
• It’s the origin of Supergirl and Robin on Earth 2!
• How did their first mission on that world affect their situation as Power Girl and Huntress today?

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0
Written by TONY BEDARD, JAMES ROBINSON, ROB LIEFELD and DAN DIDIO
Art by CAFU, MARAT MYCHAELS, TOM DERENICK, ERIC BATTLE and others
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 64 pg, FC, $5.99 US • RATED T
• Five all-new adventures featuring the Blackhawks’ Mother Machine, Hawk and Dove, Mister Terrific and O.M.A.C. in this super-sized issue!
• Featuring the beginning of storylines that will play out across the entire New 52!

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #0
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and MARLO ALQUIZA
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond try to return to civilian life after losing the power of the Firestorm Protocols…but when danger threatens them, will they be able to survive?
• Is this the end of Firestorm?

CAPTAIN ATOM #0
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
• Captain Nathaniel Adam volunteers for a dangerous experiment that will make him one of the most powerful heroes in the DC Universe!
• How much can man lose before he is no longer human?

ACTION COMICS #0
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by BEN OLIVER
Backup story art by CAFU
Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
1:100 B&W Variant cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale SEPTEMBER 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.
• Don’t miss “The Boy Who Stole Superman’s Cape”
• Grant Morrison weaves the history of Clark Kent’s early days in Metropolis!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN #0
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
1:25 B&W Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 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.
• Welcome the new creative team of Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort as they take us back to the days when Jor-El learned the truth about Krypton’s imminent destruction!
• Plus: More on the introduction of the Eradicators!

SUPERBOY #0
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art and cover by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Mysteries are revealed as we learn Harvest’s reasons for creating Kryptonian clones!
• This bloody chapter of Superboy’s history ties directly into issue #1 of the series – and the future of the entire DC Universe!

SUPERGIRL #0
Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• On the eve of Krypton’s destruction, who sent Supergirl from Krypton to Earth – and why? The answer is not what you think!
• Plus: Learn the answer to a mystery that’s been driving Supergirl mad for months: Who shot her father, Zor-El?!

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #0
Written by GRANT MORRISON and CHRIS BURNHAM
Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Variant cover by AARON KUDER
1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• Batman, Incorporated wants you!
• Batman has a war to fight, but first he must recruit an army to combat the menace of Leviathan.
• See how The Dark Knight assembled his lieutenants!

BATMAN #0
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 ANDY CLARKE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
“We Can Be Heroes” Blank variant cover available
On sale SEPTEMBER 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.
• Bruce Wayne has returned from his worldwide quest to take the law into his own hands!
• This issue reveals the early steps of building everything that surrounds Batman – the costume, the cave, the car, the gadgets!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

DETECTIVE COMICS #0
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by TONY DANIEL and RICHARD FRIEND
Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and RICHARD FRIEND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• Discover how young Bruce Wayne learned to wield the martial arts, and how a major villain was introduced into his life.
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 #0
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 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 takes on the most important case of his career as a detective – who murdered his parents?
• Meet Joe Chill and explore the epic conspiracy to wipe out the Wayne family!

BATMAN AND ROBIN #0
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Damian’s complicated relationship with his mother, Talia al Ghul, takes center stage.
• Bred to kill and not to care, this is the birth of an assassin!

BATWOMAN #0
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale SEPTEMBER 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.
• See how Kate Kane shed her life of excess and disgrace to become the costumed vigilante known as Batwoman!
• Has she truly put her demons to rest?

BATGIRL #0
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art and cover by ED BENES
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• How did Barbara first become Batgirl? What led to her to don the cape and cowl?
• Witness Barbara Gordon’s shocking injury and her inspiring drive to recover and walk again!

NIGHTWING #0
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• It’s the origin of Dick Grayson in The New 52!
• From orphan to super hero – it’s all here!

BATWING #0
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by MARCUS TO and RYAN WINN
Cover by MARCUS TO
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Batwing has been chosen as one of Batman’s main allies…but is he worthy?
• Guest-starring Batman!

BIRDS OF PREY #0
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The first meeting of Black Canary and Batgirl…is not at all what you expect!
• After Team 7, how did the Birds of Prey come to be?

CATWOMAN #0
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• The secret origin of Selina Kyle!
• Major shocks are in store for Catwoman this year – and this is just the beginning!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #0
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by DWAYNE TURNER
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Learn how Jason Todd came back to life after being killed by The Joker.
• Do you really need another reason to check out this issue?

GREEN LANTERN #0
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
1:25 B&W Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
PROLOGUE TO THE THIRD ARMY!
• The introduction and origin of a surprising new Green Lantern!
• Where are Hal Jordan 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 #0
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
PROLOGUE TO THE THIRD ARMY!
• The New 52 origin of Guy Gardner!
• Guy’s past has a way of catching up with him, and this issue is no exception!

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #0
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by AARON KUDER
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
1:25 B&W cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale SEPTEMBER 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.
PROLOGUE TO THE THIRD ARMY!
• A new team forms as Atrocitus, Larfleeze, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris, Saint Walker, Arkillo and Kyle Rayner prepare for war against the Guardians of the Universe!

RED LANTERNS #0
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
PROLOGUE TO THE THIRD ARMY!
• Don’t miss this secret chapter of the Red Lantern Corps, as the legacy of Atrocitus’s violent past unfolds!
• Witness a prophecy that threatens to change everything!

DIAL H #0
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• One of the first users of the H Dial learns a horrible secret that spells certain doom for the future!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #0
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Find out what young John Constantine was like in the early days of The New 52, and meet the villain who plans to kill him and the entire team!

ANIMAL MAN #0
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by STEVE PUGH
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• What is the secret history of Animal Man?
• Learn how Buddy got his powers!
• Plus: A terrible secret is revealed as “Rotworld” draws closer!

SWAMP THING #0
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by KANO
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• The mysteries of Alec Holland and Anton Arcane revealed!
• Throughout history, Arcane has slaughtered the champions of the Red and the Green, and only Alec has escaped death – but for how much longer?

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #0
Written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Frankenstein meets his maker…literally!
• Learn how Frankenstein was recruited by S.H.A.D.E.
• What does the future hold for S.H.A.D.E.?

I, VAMPIRE #0
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Witness how Andrew Bennett became a vampire!
• Who was the monster that attacked him? How did his powers develop? And why is he the only vampire able to control his terrible hunger for blood?

DEMON KNIGHTS #0
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Deep in the past of The New 52, Etrigan the Demon and Jason Blood struggle against Merlin and Lucifer!
• The horrible curse that unite them is revealed!

RESURRECTION MAN #0
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by JESUS SAIZ
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE
• Mitch Shelley discovers the truth of his existence, and even the ability to return from the dead won’t save him!

DEATHSTROKE #0
Written by ROB LIEFELD
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• What horrors led Slade Wilson to become Deathstroke – the most dangerous killer in the world?
• More on the history of Team 7 and the first appearance of a fan-favorite character in The New 52!

GRIFTER #0
Plotted by ROB LIEFELD
Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and FRANK TIERI
Art by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY
Cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• What is the dark truth behind Grifter’s powers? Find out in this issue!
• Plus: More on the Daemonite threat, new characters are introduced, and tons of bullets fly!

STORMWATCH #0
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by IGNACIO CALERO and SEAN PARSONS
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• The history of Stormwatch’s activities in The New 52 are revealed!
• A new villain arrives, and the safety of the team has never been more in doubt!

G.I. COMBAT #0
Written by JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and J.T. KRUL
Art by STAZ JOHNSON and ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• What exactly was the Unknown Soldier before the experiments that changed him forever?
• The War that Time Forgot claims another casualty in the strangest origin story of them all!

SUICIDE SQUAD #0
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• What happened to Amanda Waller after the shocking destruction of Team 7? And how did it lead to the creation of the Suicide Squad?

VOODOO #0
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE
• The truth about Pris is revealed at last as she sets off on a mission for vengeance that can only end in genocide!

BLUE BEETLE #0
Written by TONY BEDARD and KEITH GIFFEN
Art and cover by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Where was the Scarab before it merged with the current Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes?

ALL-STAR WESTERN #0
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MORITAT
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• How did Hex get his scar?
• Jonah Hex’s early life is accounted for…and it’s plenty ugly!

THE RAVAGERS #0
Written by HOWARD MACKIE
Art and cover by IAN CHURCHILL and NORM RAPMUND
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Detailing the brutal abduction by N.O.W.H.E.R.E. of Beast Boy and Terra!
• Learn how the paths of these two heroes will affect the entire team!

TEEN TITANS #0
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 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.
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• Focusing on the origin of Tim Drake; how a would be Olympic star and computer genius went on to become Batman’s third Robin.
• Plus: The beginnings of Skitter and Bunker.

LEGION LOST #0
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art by PETE WOODS
Cover by ANDRES GUINALDO and MARK IRWIN
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Don’t miss Timber Wolf’s origin in this special issue!

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #0
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• A new story entitled “Brainiac’s Original Sin” sheds light on one very important
Coluan child!

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #6
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• These stories are in print for the first time after appearing online.
• ROBIN takes the spotlight in a solo adventure
• It’s fight club – PENGUIN style!
• BANE vs. SOLOMON GRUNDY in a caged death match

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #8
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS, HOWARD
PORTER and NORM BREYFOGLE
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• These stories are in print for the first time after appearing online.
• With BRUCE WAYNE hospitalized, terrorists strike at Gotham City!
• THE LEAGUE returns from APOKOLIPS in defeat and must prepare for
a last stand against KOBRA!

PHANTOM LADY #2
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CAT STAGGS and RICH PERROTTA
Cover by STEPHANE ROUX
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 4, $2.99 US • RATED T
• PHANTOM LADY’s crusade to avenge her family’s death lands her in the hands of her worst enemies.
• Her tiny teammate, DOLL MAN, is on the way to save her.

NIGHT FORCE #7
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by TOM MANDRAKE
Cover by LEONARDO MANCO
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 7, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Final issue!
• Their last stand against the evil Kassandra.
• The final fate of the new Night Force is revealed.

THE SHADE #12
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by GENE HA
Cover by TONY HARRIS
1:10 Variant cover by GENE HA
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, 12 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews Order Form for details.
• The final issue of The Shade’s year-long odyssey is here!
• Learn the truth about one of the most mysterious men in the DC Universe and see once and for all what makes him tick: good or evil?

NATIONAL COMICS: ROSE AND THORN #1
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• The classic DC character Rose and Thorn is taken in a compelling new direction!
• Can a teenage girl with a dark secret, readjusting to life after being institutionalized, learn how to live again?

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #5
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art and cover by CHRISCROSS and MARC DEERING
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• These stories are in print for the first time after appearing online.
• SUPERMAN comes face-to-face with high-tech weapons on the streets of Metropolis.
• The hunt for his parents’ killer puts a vigilante known only as “the BATMAN” on a collision course with The Man of Steel…

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #5
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• Who is the mysterious PURPLE SUPERMAN?
• Is he trouble? Is he a hero? Does LOIS have a crush on him?
• Why does Superman feel sick when he gets near him?
• And who’s that new intern at the Daily Planet?

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #6
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• The Red Lanterns attack – and only HAL JORDAN responds!
• Where are Hal’s fellow GREEN LANTERNS? Have they been defeated in some distant battle?
• You’ll have to read this issue to learn the truth!

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #25
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE
Cover by FABIO LAGUNA
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• Is there anything scarier than a room full of monsters?
• Will Scooby and the gang be able to figure out who the REAL bad guy is?

YOUNG JUSTICE #20
Written by GREG WEISMAN
Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• Following the animated series, it’s now five years later!
• ALIENS have infiltrated the Earth!
• NIGHTWING’s new team includes BATGIRL, BLUE BEETLE, WONDER GIRL and BEAST BOY!


AMERICAN VAMPIRE #31
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:10 variant cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews Order Form for details.
The streets of Tinseltown run red with blood as Skinner and Pearl wipe another name off their list, and Pearl gets a terrible shock as she realizes things are not exactly what they appear to be. Paranoia abounds as “The Blacklist”
builds to its horrible conclusion!

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #4
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Felicia has done everything she can to protect her son Gus from her bloody past, but as their quest to capture and kill the most powerful vampire of all time builds to its terrible conclusion, she realizes protecting him from the past might be impossible – and the truth might be the key to their survival.

FAIREST #7
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Cigars, cigarettes and…St. George? Beauty and Beast star in their own mid-century modern detective story set in the smoky clubs and dive bars of 1940s Los Angeles. This stand-alone issue from the guest team of writer Matthew Sturges and Shawn McManus is set in the heyday of Hollywood, where ancient Greek evil shows us that “Everything beautiful leads to ruin in the end.”

FABLES #121
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
It’s here: the final chapter of “Cubs in Toyland.” The land and its queen are one. In order for the kingdom of Far Matagonia to survive, the Fisher King must choose between the image of the cup and the image of the sword. In either case, sacrifices must be made – but does he Dare?

NEW DEADWARDIANS #7
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Inspector Suttle prepares to close the Hinchcliffe Case, but the case seems to be closing in on him. Dark secrets that Suttle is in no way prepared for loom from the silence of the past, and he finds he can no longer trust anyone.
Not even himself.

PUNK ROCK JESUS #3
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, B&W, 3 of 6, no interior ads, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
As Chris grows up to be a teenager, he starts to question his existence, rebelling against his “captors” in front of the whole world. Meanwhile, Gwen’s depression has Thomas and Epstein worried, but all Slate sees is increasing ratings…

HELLBLAZER #295
Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In “The Curse of the Constantines” part three, John travels to Ireland to locate his long-lost and probably psychotic nephew, where a cult and an old ghost await. And back in London, a serial killer remains at large, while Epiphany might starve to death at the hands of a strange creature.

SAUCER COUNTRY #7
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Last issue we heard from Professor Kidd about UFOs as mythology. This is the story of the Bluebirds, the aircraft enthusiasts who know flying saucers are real – and have been taking them on in dogfights since World War 2!

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU, VOODOO CHILD #7
Written by SELWYN SEYFU HINDS
Art by DENYS COWAN and JOHN FLOYD
Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE
In her journey from fugitive marked for death to Voodoo Queen, Dominique Laveau has run up against gangstas, gods, ghosts, and all manner of things that bump in the dark New Orleans night. Now, at what may be the end of the road, she must make a final life-altering choice and confront her most inimical foe yet: the truth.

SWEET TOOTH #37
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The final war is coming. As Gus comes face-to-face with his bizarre and unsettling origins in Alaska, Abbot makes his move, and Bobby’s life hangs in the balance. Meanwhile Singh’s prophecies start to ring eerily true.

THE UNWRITTEN #41
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
“What Fell Between.” Let’s take a step back here and find out exactly how Tom and Richie – not to mention the world – got into the mess they’re in right now. The tumultuous events of the missing year, complete with ghosts, vampires and a surprise visit from Madame Rausch, are finally revealed…

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