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DC Comics on Sale in April 12: The New 52, Vertigo and DC Kids [Solicitations]

Courtesy of DC Comics, CA brings you an advance look at new comic books going on sale in April, 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 — Vertigo and DC Kids. Among the offerings for April are the final issues of O.M.A.C., Blackhawks, Hawk and Dove, Men of War and Brian Wood’s Northlanders, as well as new issues of fan-favorite series including Batwoman, The Shade and Wonder Woman.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #8
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by CARLOS D’ANDA
Backup story art by GARY FRANK
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:25 Variant cover by MIKE CHOI
1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale APRIL 18 • 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.
In the five years that the Justice League has been a team, Green Arrow has never once been a member. And he intends to rectify that right here, right now! One member against his candidacy: Aquaman!
Plus, in “The Curse of Shazam” part 2, Billy arrives in his new foster home just as an ancient evil is uncovered halfway across the world.
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #8
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The plan was for the JLI was to be installed as Earth’s official protective team. But once Breakdown attacked, that all came to a swift and sudden end. Now, as the pall of death and injury hang over the team, all that matters is survival. Featuring the introduction of a surprise new team member!

AQUAMAN #8
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale APRIL 25 • 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.
Part 2 of “The Other League”! As a deadly hunter continues his murderous quest for the Atlantean trident, an unknown chapter of Aquaman’s life is revealed! Before he was a part of the Justice League, Aquaman was Arthur, the man from Atlantis, and leader of a mysterious team of adventurers. Armed with weapons forged in Aquaman’s past, these men and women were on their way to becoming the most powerful people on Earth – until it all came crashing down.

WONDER WOMAN #8
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO and CLIFF CHIANG
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale APRIL 18 • 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.
To march on Hell itself, you’re going to need some sensational weapons – and Wonder Woman intends to call in a few family favors to get them! Armor of Hephaestus? Check. The pistols of Eros? Check! But will any of it be enough to wrest an innocent soul from the grasp of Hades? And what does Hermes know that Diana doesn’t…yet?

THE FLASH #8
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
1:200 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Flash gets pulled into the Speed Force that gives him his super-speed powers…and he learns he’s not alone in there! Introducing Turbine, a prisoner of the Speed Force who just wants out – even if it means trading places with The Flash!

CAPTAIN ATOM #8
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
Cover by MIKE CHOI
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Ever since a tragic accident turned him into the überpowerful Captain Atom, Nathaniel Adam has wanted nothing more than to connect and relate to the people around him again. But coming face-to-face with a future version of himself is not what he had in mind! What is the meaning for this strange encounter? What impending doom is the future Captain Atom trying to avoid? And what exactly is the timestream?!

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #8
Written by JOE HARRIS and ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Jason Rusch rockets to Europe to thwart the next Rogue attack, only to find that other Firestorms have beaten him to it! Introducing the all-new Firehawk, France’s own atomic defender, and Hurricane, Great Britain’s officially sanctioned Nuclear Man! Meanwhile, out of the ashes of last issue’s shocking climax, Ronnie Raymond and the Russian Firestorm, Pozhar, begin a long, mutual descent toward the dark underbelly of the Firestorm Protocols. New cowriter Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt) continues this acclaimed series with superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver, who provides another stunning issue of full interior art!

GREEN ARROW #8
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Part two of a three-part story introducing new creative team of Ann Nocenti and Harvey Tolibao!
Green Arrow faces off against the enraged father of three beautiful sisters, which might not seem so unusual for Ollie until you add in the part about being trapped in a frozen tundra with a horde of bloodthirsty, mutating animals. Things aren’t what they seem as Green Arrow must race to uncover the truth about this “family” before he becomes a monster snack – or a frozen corpse!

MISTER TERRIFIC #8
Written by ERIC WALLACE
Art by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA and WAYNE FAUCHER
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Guest-starring The Blackhawks! It’s Mister Terrific vs. the technological monstrosity called Digitus – and to destroy his greatest foe yet, Michael may be forced to destroy Holt Industries! But as one enemy is defeated, another rises from a shocking source: the U.S. Government! Also, betrayal rocks Mister Terrific’s life when he discovers that his ex-girlfriend, the mysterious Karen Starr, may be more than she seems.

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #8
Written by DAN DIDIO and JERRY ORDWAY
Art by JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As more and more of the Challengers of the Unknown are killed in action, the remaining few must press ahead on their quest! They have to uncover the secret behind the talismans they’ve been collecting before Ace and the spirits from the Well of Souls can finish the job that started with the plane crash!

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #8
Written by TONY S. DANIEL and JAMES BONNY
Art and cover by PHILIP TAN
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Hawkman has a violent encounter with a past adversary: the beautiful alien shapeshifter Askana, who once tried to kill him! But his time she needs his help, claiming that agents from her homeworld have tracked her to Earth to terminate her. How can Hawkman trust her – or help her?

 

ACTION COMICS #8
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by GARY FRANK
1:200 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale APRIL 4 • 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.
It’s the epic 30-page conclusion of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ majestic opening storyline! $3.99 gets you front row seats to the ascension of the DC Universe’s first Super Hero as The Man of Steel goes toe to tentacle with the all-new Brainiac for the final fate of Metropolis!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN #8
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale APRIL 25 • 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.
Superman, agent of the Daemonites?! How has Helspont bent The Man of Steel to his will?

SUPERBOY #8
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Well, that rescue mission didn’t go exactly as planned…and things have only gotten worse for Superboy, as N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s plans for him and the Teen Titans take a deadly turn! If he wants to keep his head, he’s gonna have to take down another dangerous young metahuman for them: the bruiser once known as Grunge!

SUPERGIRL #8
Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by GEORGE PEREZ and BOB WIACEK
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As the NYPD hunt her down, Supergirl takes refuge with a new friend named Siobhan. While Supergirl may have temporarily escaped her troubles, Siobhan’s are just about to catch up with her: the curse of the Silver Banshee has risen, and this time it’s brought its family with it…
Don’t miss this special issue featuring artwork by comics legend George Pérez!

BATMAN #8
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 RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by IAN CHURCHILL
1:200 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale APRIL 18 • 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.
Broken and beaten, Bruce Wayne has retreated from Gotham City – the city of Owls – to Wayne Manor. But no place is safe, because the Court is about to strike at the heart of city, and nothing will ever be the same. Be there for the start of the battle for Gotham City’s soul…and the prelude to “The Night of the Owls.”
And in the first chapter of a new backup story, learn the secret history of The Court of Owls – as well as the secrets of Gotham City and the Wayne family!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.DETECTIVE COMICS #8
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale APRIL 4 • 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.
Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend, investigative journalist Charlotte Rivers, tries to protect a long-hidden secret even when her own life hangs in the balance. The Scarecrow is after knowledge only she possesses, and he’ll stop at nothing to get it from her. Can Batman uncover Charlotte’s secret past in time to save her future? With the clock ticking and a dose of newly designed fear gas in the air, Batman must first fight his own nightmare as all of Gotham City turns against him.
Plus, don’t miss the start of a new backup story written by Tony S. Daniel and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE)!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #8
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale APRIL 25 • 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 series of disturbing events captivates Gotham City as citizens turn on each other all across town. But when toxicology reports turn up negative, it’s left to Batman to determine the source of the problem, bringing him into an encounter with Tweedledum and Tweedledee at an entrance to the mysterious “Wonderland.” With Jim Gordon occupied on a tragic, high-profile case, and madness beginning to take root across the city, can Batman find the source of it all before it’s too late?

BATWING #8
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Batwing vs. Massacre! The culmination of Massacre’s rampage and destruction of Africa’s first team of heroes, The Kingdom! The battle between Batwing and Massacre crashes Gotham City as Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing join the fight in a massive, action-packed rumble you won’t want to miss! And the shocking identity of Massacre is revealed at last!

BATMAN AND ROBIN #8
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The “Born To Kill” saga concludes in a storm of fire and water, as Batman and Robin find themselves beaten and battered emotionally, as well as physically, as the fate of NoBody is revealed!

BIRDS OF PREY #8
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Rumor has it that Dinah Lance – a.k.a. Black Canary – killed a man with her sonic scream, and she’s been running from the law ever since. But it wasn’t a mere punch that shattered the victim’s skull. Now, something far more dangerous than the law is hell-bent on taking down Black Canary: a cunning enemy who knows her every weakness, both physical and psychological. The only things standing between Dinah and certain death are her friends and teammates: Batgirl, Katana and Starling. But will they still want to protect her after they learn the truth about what she was up to for the past three years?

BATWOMAN #8
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by AMY REEDER and ROB HUNTER
Cover by AMY REEDER
1:25 B&W Variant cover by AMY REEDER
On sale APRIL 11 • 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.
Six lives moving through different points in time, all heading toward a crossroads.
Batwoman faces gnashing teeth, claws and otherworldly powers. But can she defeat the villains of Gotham Harbor?
Maro, an arcane wizard, harnesses violent magics to create the vile creature known as The Hook.
Kate Kane struggles with living multiple lives and how that affects her relationship with Maggie.
Detective Maggie Sawyer transports a double agent named Sune.
Jacob Kane still holds onto hope for a life that he so desperately needs in his.
DEO Agent Cameron Chase covertly aids Batwoman in abducting one of the villain Falchion’s inner circle.
The creative team’s unique take on spy stories continues!

BATGIRL #8
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The metahuman thief and killer Grotesque has set his sights on the perfect woman to add to his collection: Batgirl! Also, we reveal the other traumatic incident in Barbara’s life – one you’ve never heard about before! It’s a Gordon family secret that has never been revealed! You must not miss this story!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Suzie Su is back, and she’s betting a hospital full of hostages will get Red Hood’s attention! If that isn’t enough to keep him and the Outlaws busy, there’s someone waiting in the wings! It’s Tim Drake knocking on Red Hood’s door with a very special package for his estranged “brother.” Don’t miss Red Robin’s cameo this issue, as it ties directly into next month’s “Night of the Owls” Batman event!

NIGHTWING #8
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
A lead-in to next month’s thrilling “Night of the Owls” Batman event! With the Owls descending upon Gotham City, the fate of the city’s leader rests on the shoulders of Nightwing! But as our hero embarks on a mission to rescue Mayor Hady, just how do Cameron Kane and turn-ofthe-century Gotham City factor in? Plus: the untold story of William Cobb – the Talon who’s hunting Bruce Wayne!

CATWOMAN #8
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by ADRIANA MELO and MARIAH BENES
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Catwoman has a new running buddy named Spark, and together, they’re taking Gotham City – literally! And when these two thieves team up, it’s twice the haul and twice the trouble. Electricity is in the air…

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #3
Written by J.T. KRUL, ADAM BEECHEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Art by HOWARD PORTER, NORM BREYFOGLE, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Cover by HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY
On sale APRIL 18 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
In the debut of SUPERMAN BEYOND, The Man of Tomorrow returns home to an unfamiliar City of Tomorrow patrolled by super-powered police officers. With most of his loved ones gone, he wonders if Superman has a place in this new world. But time and death hold no meaning for a foe who has set a plan in motion to destroy the Man of Steel once and for all!
In BATMAN BEYOND, Russian criminals have taken Mad Stan’s dog and Stan will stop at nothing to get them, even if it means blowing up all of Gotham City in the process. As if Terry doesn’t have enough to handle, his girlfriend comes to him with shocking news about her brother.
In JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND, the team works to break the brainwashing Micron underwent, while getting a valuable history lesson from Amanda Waller…but will it help them discover Kobra’s plot in time to save the world?

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #1
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Based on a teleplay by MARLY HALPERN-GRASER
Story by MARLY HALPERN-GRASER, PAUL CROKER and SEFTON HILL
Art by MIKE MILLER
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
On sale APRIL 11 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Spinning directly out of the hit video game BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, this new series explores the world behind the game in stories focusing on both heroes and villains and how their roles in ARKHAM CITY. A prequel to the game created with the developer, Rocksteady, this first issue features content previously available only as a digital released and explores the Catwoman/Two-Face rivalry and how it leads them into the clutches of Hugo Strange.

BATMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 2 #7
Written by NEAL ADAMS
Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS
1:10 B&W Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. For more details, see the Previews Order Form.
On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, 7 of 7, $3.99 US • RATED T
You’re about to see the event you never expected to see! Has Batman learned the lesson he was destined to learn? The Sensei, a warrior of the highest caliber, can be defeated only by an act Batman swore he would never commit. Can Bruce Wayne, the Dark Knight detective, put aside his morality for the sake of his city, his world, and the people closest to him? Or is this the last moment for Batman?

 

GREEN LANTERN #8
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
Variant cover by DALE KEOWN
1:200 B&W variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“Secret of the Indigo Tribe” Part 2! On the Indigo homeworld, Hal Jordan and Sinestro are trapped, powerless and on the run – with the entire Indigo Tribe in hot pursuit! Their situation grows even more dire when we learn the Indigos’ deadly secret! Plus: Why Indigo-1 is so interested in Hal’s predecessor, Abin Sur?
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The Guardians’ plan to replace the Corps continues to move forward as John Stewart is arrested by the Alpha Lanterns! The terrible truth of John Stewart’s crime has been uncovered by the Corps – and unfortunately for them, John refuses to go quietly.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #8
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
1:25 B&W Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale APRIL 25 • 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.
Betrayed by Sinestro! Arkillo, the most loyal of all the yellow ring wielders, has returned to Korugar only to find the Sinestro Corps is no more! The members of the corps have been rounded up and executed, and the yellow power battery is gone – all at Sinestro’s command! Armed with the dwindling energy of a ring he can no longer recharge, it’s a race against time as Arkillo slaughters his way toward a desperate goal: the birth of a new type of yellow power ring!

RED LANTERNS #8
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER
Cover by ED BENES
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Who is it that brings death to all on Ysmault? Jack Moore could not have become a Red Lantern at a more apocalyptic time. But what’s worse: being caught in Atrocitus and Bleez’s civil war, or taking the blame for the infection spreading throughout the Red Lantern Corps? Facing extinction, how long until all the Red Lanterns burn out?

SWAMP THING #8
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
1:25 B&W Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale APRIL 4 • 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.
Behold the terrifying true potential of the Swamp Thing – a form so fearsome we couldn’t put it on the cover! The Green sought a warrior king, and now they have one…but will they regret unleashing a being this powerful? And can all that strength save Abigail Arcane from her destiny in the Rot’s clutches?JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #8
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The crossover with I, VAMPIRE heats up as Zatanna and Shade stand alone against an army of single-minded vampires, with their most powerful teammates out of the action! Plus: Constantine and Deadman have gone to the ends of the earth and beyond in search of the only two powers who can put a stop to the bloody rise of Cain – but what they bring back will change the face of sorcery forever! To be concluded in this month’s I, VAMPIRE #8!

I, VAMPIRE #8
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
As the Justice League Dark team faces the end of all magic – and perhaps life itself – only one man can challenge the dark force known as Cain: Andrew Bennett. He’s back from the dead, but whose side is he on? Regardless of the answer, nothing will be the same for either series when “Rise of the Vampires” is over!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #8
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WALDEN WONG
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Enter: The Spawn of Frankenstein! As Frankenstein and his estranged wife hunt their demonic offspring across Europe, the secrets that tore them apart are revealed. But when Frank finally comes face to face with his long lost son, the fallout may mean the end of S.H.A.D.E.!

ANIMAL MAN #8
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN, STEVE PUGH and JEFF HUET
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
“Animal vs. Man” Part 2! Buddy takes a stand as the horde of Rot-infested animals continues to grow and close in on the Baker family. But the results are disastrous, setting up a chain of events that may lead Maxine right to the Hunters.

RESURRECTION MAN #8
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Someone has been following Mitch Shelley, the Resurrection Man, everywhere he goes. Someone has been keeping tabs on where he’s been and what he’s doing. But who? This story serves as a lead-in to next month’s crossover with SUICIDE SQUAD – and you don’t want to miss that!

DEMON KNIGHTS #8
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by BERNARD CHANG, DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by MIKE CHOI
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Just how exactly did Madame Xanadu become the paramour of both Jason Blood and Etrigan, the foul demon trapped inside him? On the road to Alba Sarum, there’s nothing but time for tall tales…and this one’s as unbelievable as they come! Featuring guest art by Bernard Chang (DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS)!

THE SHADE #7
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by TONY HARRIS
1:10 Variant cover by JAVIER PULIDO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. For more details, see the Previews Order Form.
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The Shade, with his new allies La Sangre and Montpelier, must stop The Inquisitor from enacting his doomsday plan to literally bring hell to Earth. Plus: your first glimpse of the men responsible for the creation of The Shade!

 

STORMWATCH #8
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art by IGNACIO CALERO
Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale APRIL 4 • 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.
Apollo has fallen – and the invasion of the gravity miners rages on! As the Earth ruptures from within, Stormwatch must scramble to unravel the mystery of the unstoppable gravity miners, creatures so alien they defy the laws of science! In Stormwatch’s most desperate moment, what secret from Martian Manhunter’s past offers the first ray of hope in this war?
O.M.A.C. #8
Written by DAN DIDIO
Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
The end is here! It’s the battle we’ve all been waiting for: Checkmate vs. Brother Eye! Maxwell Lord leads an all-out counter attack against Brother Eye and O.M.A.C.! Don’t miss the shocking ending!DEATHSTROKE #8
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
As Slade Wilson recovers from the events of last issue, his past and future converge in the form of a bounce-back mission that reminds him why he started down the path as a mercenary to begin with. While Slade weighs whether or not to soldier on, the story of his childhood, military enrollment and first mission as Deathstroke is explored!

GRIFTER #8
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Art and cover by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The Daemonites have taken everything from Cole Cash, and now the world’s greatest con artist will find himself the victim of an absolutely alien grift, forcing him to make a choice: die at their blue hands, or kill his own brother. Cole will fight his way to his own finish line in the streets of Paris, amid the fires of burning alien bodies.

VOODOO #8
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
It’s all been building to this! Black Razor Agent Fallon has finally tracked down Voodoo and has her cornered! Now it’s time for revenge. But Voodoo knows the truth of her own origins and will decide if she’s going to be a hero – or a villain. Don’t miss the blockbuster battle between Voodoo…and Voodoo!

SUICIDE SQUAD #8
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
“The Hunt for Harley Quinn” aftermath! As the surviving Squad members attempt to recover from their disastrous Gotham City mission, we learn a dark secret that has been festering in the team since issue #1: a traitor stalks the Suicide Squad! The saboteur’s mission: Assassinate Amanda Waller, expose the Squad and leave Task Force X in ruins! The fuse is lit to the first great mystery of 2012: Who is the Suicide Assassin?

BLACKHAWKS #8
Written by MIKE COSTA
Art by CAFU and BIT
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Mother Machine is back – and she’s striking at the team’s beating heart! The Blackhawks barely survived their last encounter with the woman of tomorrow. This time, the body count will be staggering! Will there be anyone left to pick up the pieces, or are the Blackhawks’ wings clipped for good?

MEN OF WAR #8
Written by JEFF LEMIRE and MATT KINDT
Art by TOM DERENICK
Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE
Frankenstein guest-stars! Frank walks through a rain of bombs over 1941 London before being dragged to the depths of the Pacific Ocean and onto the shores of Japan! Will he make it there in one piece so he can team up with G.I. Robot to defeat an Axis weapon that threatens to turn the tide of the war? Frankenstein’s success will hinge on the help of a four-armed super-spy assassin working in the shadows. It’s espionage and monster mayhem straight out of the pages of FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. in this weird tale of World War II!

ALL-STAR WESTERN #8
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MORITAT, PATRICK SCHERBERGER and DAN GREEN
Cover by LADRONN
On sale APRIL 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Amadeus Arkham has been arrested in a New Orleans opium den! Jonah Hex has joined an anarchist group called the August 7! Nighthawk and Cinnamon are nowhere to be found, and they’re the ones who dragged Hex and Arkham into this conflict in the first place! But someone must have a plan, right? Right??
Plus: Being trained by a samurai in the desert might have been a strange beginning for a cowgirl vigilante, but Nighthawk and Cinnamon are in for an even stranger twist as they search for a way out of this trap!

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #6
Written by NICK SPENCER
Backup story written by MICHAEL USLAN
Art by WES CRAIG, CAFU and BIT
Backup story art by TREVOR McCARTHY
Cover by CAFU
On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T
When they were first recruited, the
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent were asked if they would rather “burn out or fade away.” Well, now it’s “burn out” time. Original T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS artist CAFU returns to help Nick Spencer and Wes Craig bring this twisted tale of murder, espionage and doomed heroics to its thunderous conclusion. Everything from the first panel of the first issue of the first volume has been building to this issue – Do not miss it!
Plus: In this issue’s backup story, the Undersea Agent finds himself in the bone-dry deserts of Texas fighting Nazis and imminent dehydration!

TEEN TITANS #8
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale APRIL 25 • 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.
In the aftermath of the Teen Titans’ assault on N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s headquarters, there’s no time to celebrate because Wonder Girl is missing! Red Robin desperately tries to find her, but he’s got his hands full, as Superboy has announced his decision to lead the team, Solstice is still dealing with the devastating revelations about her past and Kid Flash is getting glimpses of a dangerous future that he thinks he recognizes!HAWK AND DOVE #8
Written by ROB LIEFELD
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Rob Liefeld writes and illustrates this intense issue as Hawk and Dove face down the mysterious Hunter! Secrets are revealed and lines are crossed in an epic you have to see to believe! The race is on as Dove battles the Hunter’s lethal poison and Hawk desperately seeks a cure! Could this be the end for Hawk and Dove?

STATIC SHOCK #8
Written by MARC BERNARDIN
Art by SCOTT McDANIEL and ANDY OWENS
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH and LE BEAU UNDERWOOD
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Static has faced some of the most merciless and deadly villains that both New York City and Dakota City have to offer, but now he finds himself face-to-face with a woman who holds his future in her hands and has the power to destroy it: the school psychologist! In one conversation that covers his new life in NYC and the life he left behind, we’ll get new insights into what makes Virgil Hawkins tick. And maybe Virgil hasn’t been as careful at hiding his secret identity as he thought.

BLUE BEETLE #8
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Blue Beetle: Runaway! Following the tragic events of BLUE BEETLE #6 and 7, Beetle has abandoned his friends, family and home, setting out on a path that brings him to New York City. As Beetle struggles with the curse of the scarab that is the source of his powers, a loathsome threat emerges – a predator who stalks runaway children. Just when he thought his life couldn’t get any worse…well, welcome to New York, Blue Beetle!

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by STEVE LIGHTLE and YILDIRAY CINAR
Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Classic Legion artist Steve Lightle returns, along with recent Legion artist Yildiray Cinar! In a tale illustrated by Lightle, Invisible Kid must chase down a set of thieves who’ve gotten their hands on some of the most dangerous technology in the universe…tech that could result in a new dawn for an old adversary!
And in “Founder’s Night,” Yildiray Cinar returns for a story of Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad, the three founding Legionnaires, reunited for a rare night off in 31st-century Istanbul!

LEGION LOST #8
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art and cover by PETE WOODS
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The lead-up to next month’s game-changing TEEN TITANS/SUPERBOY/LEGION LOST crossover starts here! Rose Wilson and the Ravagers of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. attack our lost Legionnaires for a battle royale! When the smoke clears, the Legion won’t like what they see…

 

SAUCER COUNTRY #2
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art and cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Arcadia Alvarado is the Governor of New Mexico, she’s running for President, and she just released a bombshell: She was abducted by aliens. As her campaign tries to deal with this startling new information, they must seek help from a disgraced Harvard UFO-ologist who might not be completely sane. The West Wing meets The X-Files in an adventure through the strange and fascinating world of UFO mythology.FAIREST #2
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art and cover by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Okay, so Sleeping Beauty has been awakened again by true love’s kiss. But hold on! The thief Ali Baba doesn’t seem a likely candidate for knowing true love from a day-old cruller. So how did this kiss work? We proudly present thrills and chills – and since the Snow Queen is involved, we do mean chills – along with mathematical proof of what does and does not constitute true love.

FABLES #116
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In part three of “Cubs in Toyland,” we clear up a little problem with the title. It’s called “Cubs,” plural, “in Toyland” but so far it’s only poor Therese who’s trapped there. How do we fix this? Enter the daring young cub named Dare! He’s found a back door into the lost land with the help of one clockwork tiger. He’s determined to rescue his sister, and as the military folks say, “Who dares wins!”

THE NEW DEADWARDIANS #2
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Someone is killing the dead! Inspector Suttle’s investigation continues as he pursues the identity of the victim and attempts to determine the method of murder. But he must work circumspectly, because the answers he is seeking are literally matters of life and death, and they will rock the very cornerstones of Deadwardian Society.

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU, VOODOO CHILD #2
Written by SELWYN SEFU HINDS
Art by DENYS COWAN and JOHN FLOYD
Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Still reeling from her bloody introduction to the supernatural horrors of New Orleans, Dominique gains an unexpected ally when she’s rescued by the shade of a long-dead prize-fighting jazz drummer. Finally, she begins to make sense of her insane new reality. But between her and the truth, there’s a whole mess of trouble: New Orleans’ lost souls, the unearthly hunters of an enraged demigod, and the descending blade of a killer in the shadows.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #26
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Guest art by ROGER CRUZ
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Calvin Poole survived the “Ghost War” in the Pacific, but he returns to America with a secret: He’s now an American vampire like Skinner and Pearl! And when he travels to a small town in Alabama to see his brother, he learns he’s not the only one with a secret. The 2-part tale”The Nocturnes,” starts with incredible guest-artist Roger Cruz!

HELLBLAZER #290
Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI • Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The First of the Fallen wants the soul of London gangster Terry Greaves – and Terry blames John Constantine for an attack on his strip club. Can Constantine avoid a beating? And how will he placate the angry spirit of his dead sister? Lost souls, sentimental psychopaths and a plan to mess up an old enemy collide in “Another Season in Hell,” part 4.

iZOMBIE #24
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON • Guest art by JIM RUGG
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Kennedy, leader of the Dead Presidents, is in the spotlight as we travel back to the 1970s, when she was new to life as an undead secret agent. Investigating some weird business surrounding a rock band takes an unexpected turn – revealing secrets that will have serious repercussions in the present day for our zombie heroine, Gwen.

NORTHLANDERS #50
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Final issue • MATURE READERS
“The Icelandic Trilogy” concludes with “Waygone,” rounding off the epic, centuries-spanning tale of the Haukssons, Iceland’s notorious organized crime family, also bringing Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed series to an end.

SPACEMAN #6
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Orson is on the run from the cops with the kidnapped Tara. And things just got worse with a bounty hunter on his tail who has a connection to Orson’s life on Mars.

STIEG LARSSON’S THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO SPECIAL
Written by DENISE MINA
Art by LEONARDO MANCO and ANDREA MUTTI
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, FREE! MATURE READERS
RETAILERS: Please see the Previews order form for pricing information.
Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, don’t miss this FREE advance look at the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best-selling thriller!
This opening chapter introduces the dark mystery of the Vanger family, as disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to uncover the truth behind a teenage girl’s disappearance over forty years ago. But before Blomkvist can take on the case, he’s going to be thoroughly investigated by hacker extraordinaire Lisbeth Salander…

THE UNWRITTEN #36
Written by MIKE CAREY • Art by PETER GROSS and RUFUS DAYGLO
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The war of words is over, and the aftermath is worse than anyone could have imagined. A great tide of chaos is sweeping through all the places that never existed, overwhelming old friends and enemies alike, and sparing neither man nor…rabbit?

SCALPED #58
Written by JASON AARON • Art by R.M. GUERA • Cover by JOCK
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Only three more issues of SCALPED left! And no one is safe. Most especially Dash Bad Horse, as all of his sins finally CATCH up to him.

SWEET TOOTH #32
Written by JEFF LEMIRE • Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
With Jepperd held captive in the woods, it’s up to Gus to save the day. But can our little antlered boy rise to the challenge? “Unnatural Habitats” roars to its shocking conclusion – and not all of our heroes will make it out of the dam alive!

DC KIDS + MISC.
GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #1
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
It’s the first issue of the monthly series inspired by the new Cartoon Network series!
Hal Jordan faces his greatest challenge onboard the Interceptor when he faces off against a captured Red Lantern and his own mentor, Kilowog! Has their trip to the outer reaches of Guardian space driven Kilowog mad? Has their rage-filled prisoner influenced him to rebel against the Guardians’ will? Hal can’t believe his eyes, and neither will you!YOUNG JUSTICE #15
Written by KEVIN HOPPS and GREG WEISMAN
Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Ocean-Master’s plan to purify Atlantis brings Aqualad to death’s door and forces his former schoolmates to choose sides. Can even Superboy and Ms. Martian help him?

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #20
Written by SCOTT GROSS • Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Scooby and the gang love Italian food – and when this saucy group finds out that their favorite place is haunted, it really cheeses them off! Can they pasta-bly get to the bottom of this mystery?

LOONEY TUNES #206
Written by SHOLLY FISCH • Art and cover by WALTER CARZON
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
If Sylvester had one wish, it would be to get his hands on Tweety! But when he becomes a genie himself, he makes Tweety’s wishes come true. Little does he know, Tweety’s real wish is to have Sylvester as far away from him as possible!

MAD MAGAZINE #515
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
On sale APRIL 25 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Tax Day has come and gone! Now, kick back and celebrate with the new issue of MAD! It’s nearly as funny as your 1040 – and just as EZ!

UNCHARTED #6
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by SERGIO SANDOVAL and POL GAS • Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $2.99 US
The exciting finale to the comic based on the hit PS3 game! As the underground city of Agartha collapses around them, Drake, Chloe and Sully race to escape. But before they can, Chloe has one more surprise for Drake!

GEARS OF WAR #23
Written by KAREN TRAVISS • Art by POP MHAN • Cover by COLIN WILSON
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Part 5 of “Dirty Little Secrets.” Colonel Hoffman now heads up an outpost of Gears and civilians in the historic location of Anvil Gate. Sgt. Bernie Mataki takes point on finding food and supplies, but her excursions lead to tense encounters with local, hostile Stranded.

 

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