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Classic Aparo, Kirby and an ‘Unwritten’ OGN Among DC/Vertigo Collections & Graphic Novels for July 2013

Having already taken a look at DC and Vertigo’s single-issue periodicals going on sale in July 2013, it’s time to check out what for many readers is the main event of any comic book shipping schedule: the collected editions, which compile and usually complete comics stories initially serialized monthly in 20-page pamphlet-style comics you totally can’t put on a shelf. Courtesy of DC Comics, Below you will find an advance look at cover artwork and hype copy for new original graphic novels, trade paperbacks, hardcovers and omnibuses coming from DC Comics this June (and in beyond, in some cases).TALON VOL. 1: SCOURGE OF THE OWLS TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GUILLEM MARCH and JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale AUGUST 28 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
As a young performer with Haly’s Circus, Calvin Rose was secretly being raised to be a master assassin-a killing machine called a Talon. But when Rose defects from the Court of Owls’ ranks, he is marked for death! Now, Rose returns to Gotham City following the horrors of “The Night of Owls” to investigate what remains of the Court-but will he be able to gain his freedom at last? Collecting TALON #0-7!

BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO, JONATHAN GLAPION and JOCK
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
ADVANCE SOLICIT • On sale OCTOBER 9 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
After having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City in this epic from issues #13-17 that shook Batman to his core! But even for a man who’s committed a lifetime of murder, he’s more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he’s closest to?
This new hardcover features an acetate dust jacket showcasing the face of The Joker as it appeared on the die-cut covers of the “Death of the Family” comics – and under that dust jacket lies the horror that is The Joker’s skinless skull!
RETAILERS, PLEASE NOTE: This acetate cover will be available only on the first printing of this title.

SHAZAM! VOL. 1 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by GARY FRANK
On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The World’s Mightiest Mortal is reborn in The New 52 in this incredible tale from JUSTICE LEAGUE #7-11, 0, 14-16 and 18-21! Young orphan Billy Batson has bounced from foster home to foster home, but when he’s drawn to the Rock of Eternity, he is imbued with powers beyond those of any mortal man! But can he learn how to handle those powers in time to defeat the villainous Black Adam?

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 3: THRONE OF ATLANTIS HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by IVAN REIS, JOE PRADO, PAUL PELLETIER, ART THIBERT, PETE WOODS and PERE PEREZ
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In this sea-splashed epic from JUSTICE LEAGUE #13-17 and AQUAMAN #15-16, Atlantis is struck by a U.S. Navy missile gone awry, and Ocean Master leads the undersea city’s forces in an attack on the east coast of the United States! The Justice League must turn back the tide, but they are woefully overmatched by the Atlantean Army! How can they save the world from annihilation?

GREEN LANTERN: RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI, PETER MILLIGAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, CHRISTIAN ALAMY and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 416 pg, FC, $29.99 US
The universe is in shambles and the Guardians are the cause in this epic from GREEN LANTERN #13-16, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13-16, GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #1, RED LANTERNS #13-16 and GREEN LANTERNS: NEW GUARDIANS #13-16! The mysterious Third Army has risen across the cosmos like a plague, destroying everything in its path-and Hal Jordan and Sinestro are nowhere to be found. Now, it’s up to new Green Lantern Simon Baz to become the hero that the Corps needs!

BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS BOOK AND MASK SET
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and
JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
ADVANCE SOLICIT • On sale OCTOBER 2 • 160 pg, FC, 8.5″ x 11.75″ x 5.5″, $24.99 US
The best-selling epic that introduced Gotham City’s dread Court of Owls is back in this amazing book and mask set! Along with a trade paperback copy of THE COURT OF OWLS, collecting BATMAN #1-7, this set includes the PVC Owl mask with white elastic band that created a sensation at comics conventions in 2012!

CAPTAIN ATOM VOL. 2: GENESIS TP
Written by J.T. KRUL • Art and cover by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
On sale AUGUST 21 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
This concluding collection, featuring issues #0 and 7-12, begins to answer the questions surrounding Captain Atom’s origin: Why did he sign up for Megala’s experiment? How did he become Captain Atom? Do his powers have any limits? Plus, Nate struggles to relate to those around him as he searches for a way to regain his human form and stop a catastrophic event!

LEGION LOST VOL. 2: THE CULLING TP
Written by TOM DeFALCO • Art by AARON KUDER, PETE WOODS and others • Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale AUGUST 28 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this title collecting issues #0 and 8-16, Rose Wilson and The Ravagers set their sights on the Legionnaires in the event known as The Culling! Plus, the Legionnaires must face Metamerican and his Metamarines!

THE FLASH VOL. 1: MOVE FORWARD TP
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale AUGUST 14 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this new paperback collection starring The Flash, Mob Rule wages a campaign of crime across Central City, plunging the city into darkness! The only way The Flash can save his city is to make his brain function even faster than before – but as much as it helps him, it also comes at a steep price. Collecting issues #1-8 of the monthly series!

WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: IRON HC
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by CLIFF CHIANG, TONY AKINS, DAN GREEN and AMILCAR PINNA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these stories from issues #0 and #13-18, a terrible betrayal forces Wonder Woman to make a deal with the gods who want her dead, and her “family” grows larger than she could have imagined. Will the mysterious Orion help Wonder Woman rescue Zola’s baby from the clutches of Hermes, or does he have darker intentions?

BATWOMAN VOL. 3: WORLD’S FINEST HC
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III and TREVOR McCARTHY
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
Batwoman’s search for Medusa brings her together with Wonder Woman in these stories from issues #12-17 and #0, but even this team might not be enough to bring down the mythological monster, as Bones, the DEO, Abbot and the Religion of Crime all descend on Gotham City to take part in the fight.

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED VOL. 1 TP
Written by MARLY HALPERN-GRASER, PAUL CROCKER, SEFTON HILL,
DEREK FRIDOLFS and PAUL DINI
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, SIMON COLEBY, PETE WOODS and others
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
On sale AUGUST 7 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Inspired by the best-selling videogame Batman: Arkham City, these tales from issues #1-5 feature the evil of Hugo Strange, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, Hammer and Sickle and more!

SWORD OF SORCERY VOL. 1: AMETHYST TP
Written by CHRISTY MARX, TONY BEDARD and MARC ANDREYKO
Art by AARON LOPRESTI, JESUS SAIZ, CLAUDE ST. AUBIN and others
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
On sale AUGUST 28 • 320 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In these tales from SWORD OF SORCERY #0-8, Amethyst, lost princess of Gemworld, is back-and she has powerful enemies hunting her! But what role will John Constantine play in her destiny? Plus, don’t miss tales of Beowulf and Stalker!

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS: VANDAL SAVAGE TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON, DAN DIDIO and others • Art by
BERNARD CHANG, KEITH GIFFEN and others • Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale AUGUST 21 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Kass Sage, daughter of Vandal Savage, is an FBI profiler-and when she’s on the trail of a serial killer, she must seek her father’s help to put an end to the killings. Also, don’t miss tales of Kid Flash, Hawk and Dove, O.M.A.C. and more in this title collecting DCU PRESENTS #0 and 9-12!

JACK KIRBY’S OMAC TP
Written by JACK KIRBY • Art by JACK KIRBY, MIKE ROYER and D. BRUCE BERRY • Cover by JACK KIRBY and MIKE ROYER
On sale AUGUST 28 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Witness the debut of O.M.A.C. in this paperback collecting all eight issues of the legendary 1970s series! Meet corporate nobody Buddy Blank, who is changed by a satellite called Brother Eye into the superpowered O.M.A.C. (One Man Army Corps). Enlisted by the Global Peace Agency, O.M.A.C. battles the forces of conformity!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: JIM APARO VOL. 2 HC
Written by BOB HANEY and CARY BURKETT • Art by JIM APARO, JOHN CALNAN and JOE STATON • Cover by JIM APARO
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 520 pg, FC, $49.99 US
In these stories from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #123-145 and 147-151, Batman teams up with The Flash, Aquaman, Mister Miracle, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Deadman, Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Phantom Stranger, Supergirl, the Teen Titans-and Jim Aparo himself!

NIGHTWING: OLD FRIENDS, NEW ENEMIES TP
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and others • Art by CHUCK PATTON, ERIK LARSEN, TOM MANDRAKE and others • Cover by GIL KANE
On sale AUGUST 14 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these classic tales from SECRET ORIGINS #13 and ACTION COMICS WEEKLY #613-618 and 627-634, Nightwing teams up with his old friend Speedy as they hunt the villain Cheshire and Roy’s daughter, but Speedy has a secret Nightwing doesn’t suspect.

GREEN LANTERN: SECTOR 2814 VOL. 2 TP
Written by LEN WEIN, STEVE ENGLEHART and PAUL KUPPERBERG • Art by DAVE GIBBONS, JOE STATON and others • Cover by DAVE GIBBONS
On sale AUGUST 21 • 232 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Over the course of these 1980s tales from GREEN LANTERN #182-183 and 185-189, John Stewart becomes the new Green Lantern of Earth, only to face the threats of Eclipso and Star Sapphire. Plus, John Stewart battles his predecessor as Green Lantern of Earth, Hal Jordan!

DISTURBINGLY AWFUL MAD TP
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale AUGUST 7 • 128 pg, FC, 8.125″ x 10.5″, $12.99 US
Don’t miss this latest collection from the MAD vault, featuring
Spy vs. Spy, Sergio Aragones and much more! It’s disturbing and it’s awful-awful funny, that is!
DC COMICS / MAD

THE UNWRITTEN: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE SHIP THAT SANK TWICE HC
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS, KURT HUGGINS and ZELDA DEVON
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US • MATURE READERS
This exciting, original graphic novel explores the world of the Tommy Taylor novels in a visceral and direct way and is a great entry point for new readers.
Twenty-five years ago Tom’s father, Wilson Taylor, devised his subversive literary masterpiece. Now the blueprint of how a father gave his son vast power in order to accomplish a greater scheme is revealed. Partly told through Wilson’s own journal entries, juxtaposed with Tommy’s swashbuckling deep sea adventures with his trusty companions Peter and Sue, the story is at once a prequel and a parallel story to the ongoing series.

SAUCER COUNTRY VOL. 2: THE RETICULAN CANDIDATE TP
Written by PAUL CORNELL • Art by RYAN KELLY and MIRKO COLAK
Cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale AUGUST 7 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this final SAUCER COUNTRY collection of issues #7-14, Arcadia and her team hit the campaign trail…but can she gain access to the government’s alien secrets? And whose side are the flying saucers really on?

HELLBLAZER VOL. 6: BLOODLINES NEW EDITION TP
Written by GARTH ENNIS and JOHN SMITH • Art by STEVE DILLON,
WILL SIMPSON and others • Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale AUGUST 28 • 400 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
From PREACHER writer Garth Ennis, it’s a new edition of a classic HELLBLAZER title collecting issues #47-61. Includes a special Christmas, plus Constantine’s battle against the demon Calibraxis and more!

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN OMNIBUS TP
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art and cover by KEVIN O’NEILL
On sale AUGUST 28 • 416 pg, FC, $29.99 US
The original two LEAGUE OF
EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN epics are back in a single trade paperback. In this incredible tale, Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, and the Invisible Man unite to defeat a deadly menace to London and all Britons! Then, one month later, the skies over England are filled with flaming rockets as Mars launches the first salvo of an invasion. Only our stalwart adventurers can save mother England and the Earth itself.

RIGHT STATE TP
Written by MAT JOHNSON
Art by ANDREA MUTTI
Cover by NESSIM HIGSON
On sale AUGUST 14 • 144 pg, B&W, 6.75″x 9″, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
Mat Johnson, acclaimed writer of INCOGNEGRO, delivers a race-against time political thriller about a militia group that’s plotting to assassinate the second African- American President of the U.S. In the week leading up to a major campaign speech, the Secret Service discovers that an extremist militia group is plotting to assassinate America’s second African American President. The best chance to avert this crisis is to infiltrate the group using an ex-Special Forces war hero turned conservative media pundit named Ted Akers. While Akers’s politics make him a hero to the right-wing fringe and no friend to the current Administration, he takes the assignment and what follows is an adrenaline fueled race against time to stop a President from dying and a country from being ripped apart.

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