Courtesy of DC Comics, CA brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books going on sale in August, 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 August are the first annuals from the New 52 line as well as the concluding issues of Scalped, iZombie and Spaceman.



JUSTICE LEAGUE #12

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

1:100 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale AUGUST 15 • 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 VILLAIN'S JOURNEY" part four!

• The team struggles to stay together as they try to combat their newest foe.

• A shocking last page that will have the world talking about this issue!

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #12

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN

Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• It's the funeral for ROCKET RED.

• Several members resign from the team – who will be left?


JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS and DAN DIDIO

Art and cover by JASON FABOK

On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

• Will this issue be the final adventure ever for JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL?

• The true nature of O.M.A.C. revealed!

• Ties in to the shocking events of JUSTICE LEAGUE #12!

• Guest-starring BLUE BEETLE!

EARTH 2 #4

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT

Cover by IVAN REIS

1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• THE GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH and HAWKGIRL in action!

• The debut of the all-new ATOM SMASHER!

• A monstrous evil claws its way out of the poisoned soil of EARTH 2!

WORLDS' FINEST #4

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by GEORGE PEREZ, KEVIN MAGUIRE and SCOTT KOBLISH

Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

1:25 B&W Variant cover by GEORGE PEREZ

On sale AUGUST 1 • 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.

• Hakkou, the Irradiated Man – the mysterious bad guy who might have a connection to Earth 2 – has grown to monstrous proportions. It's up to Power Girl and Huntress to stop him – from destroying Tokyo?!

• Huntress learns how crime works on this Earth in the mean streets of Rome!

• Plus: Learn what the heroic duo have been up to in the five years since they arrived on this Earth!

AQUAMAN #12

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• The conclusion to "The Others"!

• The traitor in the team is revealed!

• Who is BLACK MANTA working for?

WONDER WOMAN #12

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

On sale AUGUST 15 • 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.

• WONDER WOMAN faces a choice: Defend ZEUS'S throne from APOLLO – or defend her closest friend!

• Plus: Zola gives birth to something completely unexpected!

CAPTAIN ATOM #12

Written by J.T. KRUL

Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• CAPTAIN ATOM'S evolution continues as he regains his human appearance. But even though he's closer than ever to regaining his humanity, it comes at a major cost as chaos is unleashed at his laboratory headquarters.

• This issue reaches from Earth to the edge of the universe and ends with a massive change in Captain Atom's status quo in the DC Universe.


DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #12

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Art by JORGE JIMENEZ

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• KID FLASH stars in his first solo adventure, racing against time as he deals with the prehistoric trouble the TEEN TITANS brought back from MYSTERY ISLAND!

THE FLASH #12

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

On sale AUGUST 22 • 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.

• Setting up THE ROGUES as a team as the next major storyline for the series begins!

• GLIDER takes center stage!

THE FLASH ANNUAL #1

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARCUS TO and others

Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

• The Rogues – victorious? If THE FLASH had trouble with them individually, together they'll kill him!

• Something worse than The Rogues is just waiting for the right moment to attack....


THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #12

Written by JOE HARRIS

Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and MARLO ALQUIZA

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The quest for ASHRA KHAN takes a new turn!

• The menace of ZITHER is revealed!

GREEN ARROW #12

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art and cover by HARVEY TOLIBAO

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• GREEN ARROW hits the streets of CHINA!

• It's arrows against martial arts in this action-packed issue!

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #12

Plotted by ROB LIEFELD

Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and MARK POULTON

Art JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT

Cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• HAWKMAN vs. ST. BASTION – with PIKE, an incredible assassin with key info about Hawkman's past, caught in the middle!

PHANTOM LADY #1

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by CAT STAGGS and RICH PERROTTA

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The female FREEDOM FIGHTER debuts in her own miniseries!

• Featuring her partner-in-crimefighting, the diminutive dynamo known as DOLL MAN!

NATIONAL COMICS: LOOKER #1

Written by IAN EDGINTON

Art by MIKE S. MILLER

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale AUGUST 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• New digital-first adventures!

• Emily Briggs was a top supermodel until she was turned into a vampire!

• Briggs uses her supernatural powers to protect the innocent as they navigate the corrupt world of high fashion and modeling!

• A fresh, sexy take on a classic DC character!



BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #2

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 DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, 2 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.

"They run...I like it when they run."

And don't miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic 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 this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #2

Written by LEN WEIN

Art and cover by JAE LEE

Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by PHIL NOTO

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, 2 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.

"Why not just kill me now and be done with it?"

And don't miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic 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 this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #1

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Backup story written by LEN WEIN

Art and cover by LEE BERMEJO

Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by JIM STERANKO

1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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

"What made you this way?"

And don't miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic 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 this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN #1

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Backup story written by LEN WEIN

Art and cover by ADAM HUGHES

Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by PAUL POPE

1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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

"I watch as a box containing a mystery is lowered into the soil."

And don't miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic 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 this issue.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #3

Written by DARWYN COOKE

Backup story written by LEN WEIN

Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE

Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

On sale AUGUST 29 • 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'm not here to bust you, I'm here to recruit you. How'd you like to work for your Uncle Sam, Eddie?"

And don't miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic 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 this issue.



ACTION COMICS #12

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art by RAGS MORALES, BRAD WALKER and RICK BRYANT

Backup story art by CAFU

Cover by RAGS MORALES

Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

1:100 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 1 • 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.

• What is the horrific secret behind "THE FORGOTTEN SUPERMAN"?

• What happens when Superman is too late to save LOIS LANE?

• And what is the staggering new threat The Man of Steel is about to face?

• Plus in the backup, Perry White's brush with death leads to startling consequences for Superman!

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

SUPERMAN #12

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO

Cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND

1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers.

The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• The entity that came from the bottom of the ocean in issue #9 is back – and it's trying to create a dimensional gateway for his army!

• Earth is in peril, and Superman is the only one who can prevent mass death and destruction.

SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Art by CAFU and others

Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

• Abducted by a group of mysterious aliens, Superman is dragged to a remote alien galaxy to take part in THE GAMES, a world hopping game of cat-and-mouse where players are hunted for sport.

• Can even the help of a mysterious new GREEN LANTERN overcome the might of an alien empire?

SUPERBOY #12

Written by TOM DeFALCO

Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• There's a monster hiding in the shadows of New York after dark, and she's set her sights on Superboy. But her interest in him is more complicated than it seems!

• Superboy's just starting to figure out what it means to have friends – does he have the good judgment to pick the right ones? Or is he destined to run with the wrong crowd?

SUPERGIRL #12

Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON

Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• SUPERGIRL confronts SUPERMAN in his Fortress of Solitude about the Bottle City of Kandor.

• What mysterious connection does this have to a piece of Kryptonian debris that crashed with her ship?

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #4

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by PERE PEREZ

Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN and JOEL BENJAMIN

On sale AUGUST 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• New digital-first adventures!

• The story arc kicking off the SEASON PREMIERE EVENT concludes!

• CHLOE and OLIVER make a shocking discovery as they come face-to-face with the sole survivor of the crash.

• More machine than man, an out-of-control HENSHAW must be stopped – this looks like a job for SUPERMAN!



BATMAN, INCORPORATED #4

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE

1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

On sale AUGUST 22 • 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.

• BATMAN and TALIA AL GHUL continue their fight for control of their son DAMIAN – better known as ROBIN!

• WINGMAN and REDBIRD descent upon GOTHAM CITY! Who are these heroes, and what is their relationship to THE DARK KNIGHT?

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

BATMAN #12

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV

Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH

1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale AUGUST 8 • 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 epilogue to "The Court of Owls"!

• The next major storyline begins here!

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

DETECTIVE COMICS #12

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER

Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA

1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

On sale AUGUST 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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

• What is the final fate of Charlotte Rivers and Hugh Marder?

• Guest-starring ROBIN.

• The TWO-FACE backup story continues!

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

DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR and SANDU FLOREA

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA

On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

• The grudge match you've been waiting for: BATMAN vs. THE BLACK MASK!

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #12

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• BATMAN has been captured by THE SCARECROW, who wants THE DARK KNIGHT to be his guinea pig for the ULTIMATE fear toxin.

• Don't miss revelations about THE SCARECROW's past!

BATMAN AND ROBIN #12

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The finale of the fight with TERMINUS!

BATMAN

BATWOMAN #12

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 AUGUST 15 • 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.

• J.H. WILLIAMS III returns as artist on this new story!

• An adventure of epic proportions begins here, with BATWOMAN and the werebeast zealot, ABBOTT, hot on the trail of the urban legend BLOODY MARY. The trail leads to a twisted carnival and an abandoned HALL OF MIRRORS, where they face nightmarish versions of themselves...

• Batwoman seeks an unexpected ally: WONDER WOMAN!

BATWING #12

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art by MARCUS TO and RYAN WINN

Cover by MARCUS TO

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The secrets of mad dictator LORD BATTLE revealed!

• NIGHTWING in action in Africa!

• Plus: JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL vs. BLOODSTORM!

BATGIRL #12

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES

Cover by STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• BATGIRL battles BATWOMAN!

• KNIGHTFALL strikes!


BIRDS OF PREY #12

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN and JEFF HUET

Cover by STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Shock follows shock as the team learns that the plant monsters were the creation of POISON IVY!

• With deadly toxins in their bloodstreams, THE BIRDS have six months to live – and they'll be given an antidote only if they help IVY punish those who are despoiling the planet.

CATWOMAN #12

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art by ADRIANA MELO and JULIO FERREIRA

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• The big finale is here, as CATWOMAN confronts DOLLHOUSE!

• Don't miss the fallout from CATWOMAN's tryst with SPARK!


RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• STARFIRE has made it all the way to TAMARAN only to find herself caught between the forces of THE BLIGHT and the political maneuvering of her sister, BLACKFIRE.

• How will JASON protect ISABEL on what has become an intergalactic date from Hell?


NIGHTWING #12

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA

Cover by EDDY BARROWS

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "THE REPUBLIC OF TOMORROW, TODAY" concludes!

• Guest-starring ROBIN.

• NIGHTWING and PARAGON battle for GOTHAM CITY!

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #5

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art by JUAN JOSE RYP

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale AUGUST 8 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• New digital-first adventures!

• The origin of ARKHAM CITY characters HAMMER and SICKLE!

• What is their connection to HUSH?

• Incredibly detailed art by rising star JUAN JOSE RYP (Wolverine: The Best There Is).

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #7

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 AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• New digital-first adventures!

• The War for Apokolips begins, and Aquagirl's origin is revealed!

• The Joker King gathers his army, and Terry makes a shocking discovery!

• Clark Kent searches for his place in the City of Tomorrow!



GREEN LANTERN #12

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE and MARK IRWIN

1:25 B&W Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

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

• BLACK HAND has been freed from the INDIGO TRIBE, and now he's more powerful than ever!

• What horrible plan does he have in mind, and to what lengths will Hal Jordan and Sinestro go to stop it?

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

GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Design cover

On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

• The conclusion of "THE REVENGE OF BLACK HAND"!

• Everything changes here! EVERYTHING!


GREEN LANTERN CORPS #12

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The epilogue to "ALPHA WAR."

• The dust settles on the Corps' war with the Alpha Lanterns. John Stewart's final fate is revealed.

• GUY GARDNER learns the consequences of his defiance of the Guardians.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #12

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

1:25 B&W Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• The RING THIEF – unmasked!

• The NEW GUARDIANS vs. LARFLEEZE!

• The final judgment of INVICTUS!

RED LANTERNS #12

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• BLEEZ is a captive of the STAR SAPPHIRES!

• RANKORR is poisoned, dying and lost in space!

• ATROCITUS'S final, blood-spattered battle with ABYSMUS!



DIAL H #4

Written by CHINA MIEVILLE

Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Abyss has arrived! Can the newest Dialer – or anyone – stop him?

• In a desperate attempt to save Manteau from X.N., Nelson is forced to team with his enemy.

• Plus, the secrets of Squid revealed!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #12

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by MIKEL JANIN

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• FAUST'S true master is revealed!

• The divided team must go up against BLACKBRIAR THORN!


ANIMAL MAN #12

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by STEVE PUGH

Cover by STEVE PUGH with YANICK PAQUETTE

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Prelude to "ROTWORLD"!

• Continued in this month's SWAMP THING #12.

• BUDDY and ALEC go into the Rot, and events from the last year of both series are recapped for new readers.


SWAMP THING #12

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by MARCO RUDY

Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE with STEVE PUGH

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Prelude to "ROTWORLD"!

• Continued from this month's ANIMAL MAN #12!

• ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING – together at last!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #12

Written by MATT KINDT

Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The conclusion of "SON OF SATAN'S RING"!

• The mole inside S.H.A.D.E. is revealed.

I, VAMPIRE #12

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• ANDREW BENNETT'S hold over the vampires is about to collapse as

STORMWATCH attacks.


DEMON KNIGHTS #12

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art by DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT

Cover by PHILIP TAN

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• THE DEMON KNIGHTS are helpless in the clutches of MORGAINE LE FEY!

• Even worse, they've already given her exactly what she needs to become the planet's most powerful magician!

• The road to a new Camelot will lead them to the last place you'd ever expect...

RESURRECTION MAN #12

Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING

Art by JESUS SAIZ

Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Mitch meets the person who's been pulling the strings of his misfortunes since issue #1!


NIGHT FORCE #6

Written by MARV WOLFMAN

Art by TOM MANDRAKE

Cover by LEONARDO MANCO

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 7, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Many threads tie together in this penultimate issue!

• Sela's master plan is revealed!

• Kassandra initiates her revenge against Winters!


THE SHADE #11

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by FRAZER IRVING

Cover by TONY HARRIS

1:10 Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, 11 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews Order Form for details.

• The Celestial Pharaohs, the secret power behind an ancient cult, are rampaging through London!

• A weakened Shade must stop them, even if it means exploring dangerous new aspects of the shadow dimension from which he draws his powers!



DEATHSTROKE #12

Written by ROB LIEFELD

Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The final battle with LOBO by new writer/artist ROB LIEFELD!


GRIFTER #12

Plotted by ROB LIEFELD

Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and FRANK TIERI

Art by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY

Cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Face-off with HELLSPONT!


G.I. COMBAT #4

Written by J.T. KRUL, JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI and DAN PANOSIAN

Cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER

On sale AUGUST 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

• The conclusion of "THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT" and "UNKNOWN SOLDIER" epics!

• G.I. COMBAT continues next month.

STORMWATCH #12

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by IGNACIO CALERO and SEAN PARSONS

Cover by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• MARTIAN MANHUNTER battles STORMWATCH!

• A major turning point for the DC Universe as MARTIAN MANHUNTER quits STORMWATCH forever!

• Don't miss STORMWATCH this month in I, VAMPIRE!


SUICIDE SQUAD #12

Written by ADAM GLASS

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• THE SQUAD'S traitor is revealed!

• BASILISK takes the fight to AMANDA WALLER'S home turf!


VOODOO #12

Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON

Art by SAMI BASRI

Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• VOODOO and PRIS are ready for the fight of their lives...against each other!

• Is this the end for VOODOO?


THE RAVAGERS #4

Written by HOWARD MACKIE

Art and cover by IAN CHURCHILL and NORM RAPMUND

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Betrayal, revelations, blood, and DEATH come to the group as some find themselves powerless to the seductive charms and horrific powers of BROTHER BLOOD.

• RIDGE is prepared as a blood sacrifice to indoctrinate the newest members of Brother Blood's cult.

• NOT everyone will survive this fatal encounter.

ALL-STAR WESTERN #12

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by MORITAT

Backup story art by SCOTT KOLINS

Cover by RAFA GARRES

On sale AUGUST 22 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

• The finale of JONAH HEX and TALLULAH BLACK'S battle with the followers of THE CRIME BIBLE.

• Part 2 of the TERRENCE 13 backup story.



TEEN TITANS #12

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Backup story written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and

NORM RAPMUND

Backup story art by CHRISCROSS

1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH

On sale AUGUST 22 • 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.

• Lookout, RED ROBIN and SUPERBOY! The power of WONDER GIRL'S armor has been unleashed!

• Introducing DIESEL – is he WONDER GIRL'S new boyfriend, or worse?

• And in the backup story, the fate of the prehistoric visitors from MYSTERY ISLAND rest with KID FLASH. Will they become extinct, too?

BLUE BEETLE #12

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER

Cover by PAUL RENAUD

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• It's BLOOD BEETLE vs. BLUE BEETLE – with Jaime's life and reputation as a hero on the line!


LEGION LOST #12

Written by TOM DeFALCO

Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and MARK IRWIN

Cover by AARON KUDER

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The team devises a plan to save their future by staying alive in the present!

• Will they survive the fight against the METAMERICAN and THE METAMARINES, or lose the battle against each other?

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #12

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by FRANCIS PORTELA

Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• THE LEGION'S battle against THE DOMINATORS comes to an epic conclusion!

• The fate of COMET QUEEN is revealed.

• Sets up a major cosmic event in issue #13.

FAIREST #6

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The concluding chapter of "Wide Awake"! Jonah Panghammer, bottle imp extraordinaire, had a plan: Ali Baba would find a treasure so rich he could give up thieving. Briar Rose would wake up and be allowed to go home. The Snow Queen would finally realize what her life could be like without the evil empire. And Jonah himself would be free to go his own way for once. Too bad Hadeon the Destroyer showed up to ruin everything.

FABLES #120

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA

Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS

Cover by JOAO RUAS

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Things look grim for Snow White and Bigby Wolf's lost cubs. Mount-batten is gone. Ranger Mike Danger is in pieces. Dare is injured, with no way to get help. So how can he rescue his sister? Monty's cryptic last words aren't any help: "Use the one thing in Madland that isn't a toy."

HELLBLAZER #294

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and

STEFANO LANDINI

Cover by SIMON BISLEY

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

In part two of "The Curse of the Constantines," another murder raises John Constantine's suspicions that his long-lost nephew is a sadistic killer. After a weird séance with his late sister Cheryl, Constantine travels to Ireland, finds more writing on the wall and meets a peculiar cult that seems to have been expecting him.

NEW DEADWARDIANS #6

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD

On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Inspector Suttle returns to London and the perils of Zone-B. Can he trace the mysterious artist whose esoteric symbology haunts the murder to the artists and poets of Whitechapel? The streets of the Bright Quarters are dangerous, and this time, the Quenchmen are out for the blood of young intruders asking awkward questions...


AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #3

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Felicia and Hobbes are on the trail of the most dangerous vampire of all time. As they close in on their prey, their pursuit takes them behind the Iron Curtain where they enlist a very different kind of vampire to help them on their crusade...


AMERICAN VAMPIRE #30

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

1:10 Variant cover by JOCK

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

On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Hunting vampires is thirsty work, but Skinner and Pearl must control their bloodlust as they cross more names off the vampire blacklist. Meanwhile, Henry's life hangs in the balance! The next AMERICAN VAMPIRE epic continues in "The Blacklist" part three.

iZOMBIE #28

Written by CHRIS ROBERSON

Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE

All questions are answered in this final issue! Will Gwen make the ultimate sacrifice before Xitalu consumes every soul on Earth? Will Gavin and Spot make up before it's too late? Will Ellie and Frankenteen find true love? Will Horatio get his original hair color back? With art and colors by Eisner Award nominees Michael and Laura Allred!


SCALPED #60

Written by JASON AARON

Art by R.M. GUERA

Cover by JOCK

RESOLICIT • On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE

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

IT ALL ENDS HERE.

SWEET TOOTH #36

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The end begins here! Sweet Tooth and Jepperd finally arrive in Alaska and come face to face with the origins of both Gus and the plague that wiped out humanity. But as the militia bears down on them, their deadliest battle is still ahead. Part 1 of the final storyline, "The Wild Kingdom," begins now!

PUNK ROCK JESUS #2

Written by SEAN MURPHY

Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, B&W, no interior ads, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The media circus around baby Chris reaches fever pitch as he performs his first "miracle" – but all may not be as it seems. Meanwhile, Thomas begins to question OPHIS's methods, and young Gwen discovers exactly what it means to raise the new Messiah as the whole world is watching.


SAUCER COUNTRY #6

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art by JIMMY BROXTON

Cover by RYAN KELLY

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this special stand-alone issue, discover the history of the UFO myth in all its brilliant, contradictory, terrifying detail. Real-life stories, extraordinary theories and some horrifying conclusions abound. Meanwhile, Arcadia's team is in place to kick off her presidential campaign, but her enemies are circling too...

THE UNWRITTEN #40

Written by MIKE CAREY

Art by PETER GROSS

Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

An evening with Tom Taylor turns into a date with armageddon as the extremist Church of Tommy hijacks the proceedings. Didge and Danny ride to the rescue, Tom confronts his own legend, and a very dangerous story comes out to play. The exciting conclusion to the latest chapter of the Hugo and Eisner Award nominated series!

SPACEMAN #9

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by EDUARDO RISSO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, 9 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

"It's over, Orson... Over!" Vertigo's noir-fi series comes to an end as Orson's life crumbles around him – but everything's not as bad as it seems. No, gentle reader... it's much, much worse. Earth sucks. Mars, though...


DOMINIQUE LAVEAU, VOODOO CHILD #6

Written by SELWYN SEYFU HINDS

Art by DENYS COWAN and JOHN FLOYD

Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA

On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Before he was Dominique's faithful soul familiar, Black Benny was a prizefighter and drummer in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century...until an accidental death, a widow's rage and a lonely goddess put him on the wrong side of the death god, Baron Samedi – the side that can get a soul cursed for all eternity.

DC KIDS + MISC.



SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #4

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• The City of Metropolis runs into Monkey Mayhem when Beppo's friend goes crazy!

• Meet the gigantically giant, ginormously angry ape TITANO!

• Can the Super Family make things right? What's Kryptonite have to do with this? And where the heck is the Chief's coffee?


LOONEY TUNES #208

Written by BILL MATHENY

Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• It's a dog day afternoon, and everyone is parading their pooches.

• Is Taz well-behaved enough to be off his leash?

YOUNG JUSTICE #19

Written by GREG WEISMAN

Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• THE BRAIN, MONSIEUR MALLAH and THE ULTRA-HUMANITE have captured the team.

• What does GORILLA GRODD want with MISS MARTIAN?


SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #24

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE

On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• A museum's MUMMY is keeping its true identity under wraps!

• Can SCOOBY AND THE GANG unravel the mystery before dinner?

MAD #517

Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

On sale AUGUST 22 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

Quick, before summer ends – read this issue of MAD! Then, when you're back in school, you can tell your teachers that you did lots of reading over the vacation.

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art and cover by PHILIP TAN and RUY JOSE

On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US

• ADAM sets out to reclaim the power of HE-MAN and find TEELA and MAN-AT-ARMS.

• SKELETOR releases his minions to destroy Adam and keep him from finding his fellow Masters.

DIABLO #5

Written by AARON WILLIAMS

Art and cover by JOSEPH LACROIX

On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 5, $2.99 US

• Staalbreak's future hangs in the balance as the barbarian horde attacks

in the miniseries' finale.

• Discover the origin of the evil Sanctuary!

• Jacob and Shanar gain a new ally in their quest for the source of the Rage Plague!

• Journey with the last defenders against the demonic infestation of the Dreadlands into the ruins of Mount Arreat!