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 May are the first issues of World's Finest, Earth Two, Batman Incorporated (V2), The Ravagers and Smallville Season 11.


EARTH TWO #1

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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

• First issue of an ongoing series from writer JAMES ROBINSON and artist NICOLA SCOTT!

• Who are the heroes of EARTH 2 – and what befell them?

• Starring ALAN SCOTT, JAY GARRICK and many others!DIAL H #1

Written by CHINA MIEVILLE

Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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

• A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo award winning novelist CHINA MIEVILLE!

• What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero?

• And what if you found out that the world is threatened by this very device that's become your uncontrollable obsession?

• These are just the first questions asked in this thrilling and inventive storyline that introduces the strangest super heroes and super villains in the DCU while exploring the boundaries of reality!

WORLDS' FINEST #1

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by GEORGE PEREZ, SCOTT KOBLISH and KEVIN MAGUIRE

Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• New ongoing series featuring POWER GIRL and HUNTRESS of Earth 2!

• PAUL LEVITZ teams with amazing artists GEORGE PEREZ and KEVIN MAGUIRE.

• Discover why these two heroes are stranded on our Earth – and what it means for the heroes of the DC Universe.

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #1

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

1:25 Variant cover by FRANK QUITELY

1:200 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

On sale MAY 23 • 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, INCORPORATED makes its NEW 52 debut with an all-new first issue!

• The series hits the ground running as BATMAN and ROBIN face off against the assassin GOATBOY!

• LEVIATHAN'S sinister mission revealed!

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

G.I. COMBAT #1

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

Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI and DAN PANOSIAN

Cover by BRETT BOOTH

1:25 Variant cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

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

• First issue of an ongoing series!

• Featuring the first chapter of "WAR THAT TIME FORGOT" written by J.T. KRUL and with art by ARIEL OLIVETTI....and dinosaurs!

• Plus: The first chapter of "UNKNOWN SOLDIER" by JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and artist DAN PANOSIAN focuses on all-out war in Afghanistan!

THE RAVAGERS #1

Written by HOWARD MACKIE

Art and cover by IAN CHURCHILL

1:25 Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• First issue of a new series spinning directly out of "THE CULLING!"

• FAIRCHILD, brother and sister THUNDER and LIGHTNING, the monstrous RIDGE, BEAST BOY and TERRA are being pursued by ROSE WILSON and WARBLADE, who want them dead at any cost!

• No one's survival is certain each month in THE RAVAGERS!

• You may think you know Earth 2...but this is DC Comics – The New 52, where anything can happen!

• Don't miss the extra-sized debut issue!

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #1

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by PERE PEREZ

Cover by GARY FRANK

On sale MAY 2 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The SMALLVILLE story continues in this new ongoing series!

• Based on the hit CW show!

• Find out what happened after CLARK KENT puts on the costume.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #9

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

Backup story art by GARY FRANK

1:25 Variant cover by CARLOS D'ANDA

1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale MAY 16 • 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" begins here! Part one of a story introducing an all-new major nemesis for the Justice League by GEOFF JOHNS and JIM LEE!

• In part three of the SHAZAM! backup story, Billy Batson attempts to get used to his new life, new school and new family as Sivana unleashes an ancient evil imprisoned long ago.

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #9

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN

Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• It's the JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL against O.M.A.C in a fight to the finish!

• Special crossover with this month's FIRESTORM #9!

WONDER WOMAN #9

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO and CLIFF CHIANG

Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

On sale MAY 16 • 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 continues to battle through HADES in hopes of rescuing the only friend she has left.

• What is APOLLO trying to convince ARES of? Whatever it is, you can bet it's bad news for Wonder Woman!

AQUAMAN #9

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 MAY 23 • 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.

• AQUAMAN and YA'WARA star in part three of the epic "THE OTHER LEAGUE!"

• More secrets are revealed about the team AQUAMAN belonged to before the Justice League!

• Plus: MERA learns a startling truth about ARTHUR'S past from Shin.

THE FLASH #9

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

1:200 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

• Continuing the debut of GORILLA GRODD in DC Comics – The New 52!

• THE FLASH travels to GORILLA CITY for the first time! • Who are the "RUNNERS" – and what do they mean for THE FLASH and the SPEED FORCE?

CAPTAIN ATOM #9

Written by J.T. KRUL

Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II

Cover by MIKE CHOI

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• CAPTAIN ATOM gets a visit from – CAPTAIN ATOM? Quantum leaping and a mysterious energy force spell certain doom for our hero!

• No good deed goes unpunished! What have CAPTAIN ATOM'S actions unleashed in the future?


DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #9

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by BERNARD CHANG

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• As this new tale begins, the country's best FBI profiler, Kass Sage, must seek help on a desperate case from her father...imprisoned serial killer VANDAL SAVAGE!

• Chapter one of a three-part story by JAMES ROBINSON and BERNARD CHANG.

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #9

Written by JOE HARRIS and ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and NORM RAPMUND

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Don't miss this crossover with JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #9!

• RONNIE seeks information – but is the price he must pay too high?

GREEN ARROW #9

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art by HARVEY TOLIBAO

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "TRIPLE THREAT: DEADZONE" part three!

• The final chapter in the first story by ANN NOCENTI, featuring the final showdown between OLIVER QUEEN, LEER and the SKYLARKS!

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #9

Written by ROB LIEFELD and MARK POULTON

Art by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT

Cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Welcome the new creative team of ROB LIEFELD, MARK POULTON, JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT!

• Introducing the evil XERXES!

• It's HAWKMAN the savage warrior – as you've never seen him before!


ACTION COMICS #9

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by GENE HA

Backup story art by CULLY HAMNER

Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

1:200 B&W Variant cover by GENE HA

On sale MAY 2 • 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.

• Featuring characters from parallel Earths, including PRESIDENT SUPERMAN!

• Introducing new villain SUPERDOOM!

• Guest artist GENE HA joins GRANT MORRISON for this tale of not one, not two, but THREE Earths!

• And in the backup story, President Superman must stop a nuclear attack – but he can't leave the White House!

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

SUPERMAN #9

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS

Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO

Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT

1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS

On sale MAY23 • 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 faces new supervillainess MASOCHIST!

• How can Superman fight an opponent he can't touch?

• LOIS LANE faces a turning point in her career as a journalist.

SUPERBOY #9

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by IAN CHURCHILL

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "THE CULLING" continues here from this month's TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 and leading into LEGION LOST #9!

• SUPERBOY vs. ROSE WILSON – round two!

• The shocking debut of the all-new WARBLADE!


SUPERGIRL #9

Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON

Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• SUPERGIRL aids the new SILVER BANSHEE against her father, the deadly BLACK BANSHEE!

• Supergirl finds out about her weakness to magic – the hard way!

BATMAN #9

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Backup story by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV

Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

Backup story art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:25 Variant cover by DALE KEOWN

1:200 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale MAY 9 • 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.

• "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!

• Batman must stop the TALONS that have breeched the Batcave in order to save an innocent life...and Gotham City!

• In the backup story, learn more about the PENNYWORTH family and the secrets they've kept from the Wayne family!

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

BATMAN ANNUAL #1

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by JAY FABOK

On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

• MR. FREEZE is introduced to The New 52!

• What is Mr. Freeze's relationship to the COURT OF OWLS? Is he an ally – or do they want him dead?

• "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!


DETECTIVE COMICS #9

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art by TONY S. DANIEL, JOEL GOMEZ and SANDU FLOREA

Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

1:25 Variant cover by JASON FABOK

1:200 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

On sale MAY 2 • 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 Previews Order Form for details.

• BATMAN has been poisoned at the hands of the deadly MR. TOXIC!

• Featuring a TWO-FACE backup story written by TONY S. DANIEL with art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI

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

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale MAY 23 • 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.

• "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!

• Guest-writer JUDD WINICK joins artist DAVID FINCH for the return of RED ROBIN!

• Red Robin is back in Gotham City just in time to face off against TALON and THE COURT OF OWLS!

BATWING #9

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art by MARCOS TO and RYAN WINN

Cover by MARCOS TO

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!

• BATWING arrives in Gotham City just in time to fight the chaos the Court of Owls has unleashed! Outgunned and on unfamiliar turf, can Batwing survive?

BATMAN AND ROBIN #9

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• NIGHT OF THE OWLS continues here!

• ROBIN faces TALON alone with the skies of Gotham City at stake!

BATWOMAN #9

Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and

W. HADEN BLACKMAN

Art by AMY REEDER and ROB HUNTER

Cover by BEN OLIVER

1:25 B&W Variant cover by BEN OLIVER

On sale MAY 16 • 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 next chapter in "TO DROWN THE WORLD!"

• An unconventional spy thriller of six interweaving lives with only one thing in common: BATWOMAN!

BATGIRL #9

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!

• BATGIRL faces off against the Court of Owls to protect the life of her father, Commissioner Gordon!


BIRDS OF PREY #9

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN and JEFF HUET

Cover by JESUS SAIZ

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!

• BLACK CANARY, BATGIRL, KATANA and POISON IVY risk their lives in Gotham City to battle THE TALON and The Court of Owls!

• A secret is revealed about Black Canary's husband...Kurt Lance?!


RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!

• The Court of Owls is attacking, and the last person in the world you'd expect to answer Batman's call to arms is the RED HOOD!

• Also featuring MR. FREEZE!

NIGHTWING #9

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA

Cover by EDDY BARROWS

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!

• NIGHTWING faces another villain claiming to be THE TALON at City Hall as the Court of Owls' plans go into action – but will he be able to figure out what's going on before it's too late?


CATWOMAN #9

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!

• CATWOMAN and SPARK are forced to defend THE PENGUIN against the Court of Owls!


BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #4

Written by J.T. KRUL, ADAM BEECHEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN

Art by HOWARD PORTER, LIVESAY, NORM BREYFOGLE, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• Batman Beyond!

• Justice League Beyond!

• Superman Beyond!

• Need we say more?

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #2

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS

Based on a teleplay by MARLY HALPERN-GRASER

Story by MARLY HALPERN-GRASER, PAUL CROKER and SEFTON HALL

Art by BRIAN CHING and LIVESAY

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale MAY 9 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Follows the storyline of the smash hit videogame BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY!

• Collects three chapters of the popular digital first series!

• BATMAN is under siege by HUGO STRANGE'S private police force!

GREEN LANTERN #9

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY

Cover by DOUG MAHNKE

Variant cover by GARY FRANK

1:200 B&W Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

On sale MAY 9 • 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.

• "THE SECRET OF THE INDIGO TRIBE" part three!

• HAL JORDAN and SINESTRO learn the horrific truth behind the members of the Indigo Tribe and their connection to ABIN SUR

• Also, the GUARDIANS begin their plan to replace the Green Lantern Corps – at any cost!

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

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #9

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 MAY 23 • 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.

• ODYM, homeworld of the BLUE LANTERNS, is under attack by the alien conquerors known as THE REACH!

• The combined power of the different Lantern Corps might not be enough to defeat The Reach!

• To make matters worse, they may have been betrayed by one of their own!

• Continued from BLUE BEETLE #9.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #9

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "ALPHA WAR" part one!

• JOHN STEWART is put on trial for the murder of a fellow GREEN LANTERN by the ALPHA LANTERNS!

RED LANTERNS #9

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER

Cover by ED BENES

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• No RED LANTERN is safe!

• ATROCITUS discovers a conspiracy behind the awakening of the terror that is ABYSMUS, which threatens to kill every member of his corps!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by MIKEL JANIN

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• New series writer JEFF LEMIRE introduces a new team roster and a new mission!

• Featuring JOHN CONSTANTINE, ZATANNA, DEADMAN, BLACK ORCHID and more!

• Constantine and the team must steal a map to the source of all magic out of the clutches of FELIX FAUST!

• The first of a four-part story that will have lasting implications for the entire DC Universe.

SWAMP THING #9

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by YANICK PAQUETTE and MARCO RUDY

Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

1:25 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

On sale MAY 2 • 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.

• SWAMP THING battles his way through the BONE KINGDOM to take on SETHE and his servants!

• This issue lays the groundwork for the debut of a classic Swamp Thing villain and the beginning of the next phase for this series.

ANIMAL MAN #9

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by STEVE PUGH

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• "EXTINCTION IS FOREVER" part one of three!

• Separated from Buddy, the rest of the Baker family is in terrible danger!

• Guest-starring JOHN CONSTANTINE!


ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by TIMOTHY GREEN and JOSEPH SILVER

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

• A stand alone tale detailing the history of the epic struggle between THE RED, THE GREEN and THE ROT!

• As seen in ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING, these forces will play a major role in the future of the DC Universe!


FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #9

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER

Cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WALDEN WONG

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• S.H.A.D.E. sends FRANKENSTEIN to find the mysteriously missing ANIMAL MAN.

• Frankenstein battles THE ROTLINGS!

I, VAMPIRE #9

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• "RISE OF THE VAMPIRES" aftermath!

• The new leader of the vampires is ANDREW BENNETT?!

• The vampire pilgrimage to their new homeland begins here. Many new characters and stories will be introduced along the way.

RESURRECTION MAN #9

Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Continued from this month's SUICIDE SQUAD #9!

• AMANDA WALLER and the SUICIDE SQUAD want MITCH SHELLEY'S seemingly indestructible body in the worst way possible – and that's how they'll probably wind up getting it!


DEMON KNIGHTS #9

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art by DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT

Cover by MIKE CHOI

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "THE MURDER OF MERLIN" begins!

• Who has the power to murder Merlin – and what else are they capable of?


NIGHT FORCE #3

Written by MARV WOLFMAN

Art by TOM MANDRAKE

Cover by LEONARDO MANCO

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

• A centuries-spanning conspiracy is revealed.

• Dark forces are secretly creating a super race.

• Original NIGHT FORCE member DONOVAN CAINE returns!

THE SHADE #8

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by JILL THOMPSON

Cover by TONY HARRIS

1:10 Variant cover by JILL THOMPSON

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, 8 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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

• A "TIMES PAST" issue!

• The Shade encounters a family member in trouble and an evil cult as he uncovers more about his family than he'd hoped.

• Guest art by JILL THOMPSON!


STORMWATCH #9

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

On sale MAY 2 • 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.

• New writer PETER MILLIGAN comes aboard!

• APOLLO and MIDNIGHT battle RED LANTERN SKALLOX!

• V-MAN'S connection to STORMWATCH is revealed – and it's a doozy!

DEATHSTROKE #9

Written by ROB LIEFELD

Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• "LOBO HUNT" part one!

• For anybody else, hunting Lobo would be suicide. For DEATHSTROKE, it's just business.


GRIFTER #9

Written by ROB LIEFELD and FRANK TIERI

Art by SCOTT CLARK

Cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Welcoming the new creative team of ROB LIEFELD, FRANK TIERI and SCOTT CLARK

• Grifter's troubles worsen as he races to stop the impending DAEMONITE invasion.

• Featuring the first appearances of DEATHBLOW and CHESHIRE in The New 52!

SUICIDE SQUAD #9

Written by ADAM GLASS

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Part one of a crossover with RESURRECTION MAN!

• DEADSHOT, the marksman with a death wish, battles the unkillable RESURRECTION MAN... it's gonna get violent!

• Continued in this month's RESURRECTION MAN #9!


VOODOO #9

Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON

Art by SAMI BASRI

Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• A new direction for VOODOO starts now!

• Pris is forced to confront exactly what she has become after being experimented on by the DAEMONITES.

• Compelled to search for other victims like her, she's offered a deal by the BLACK RAZORS...but wherever way she turns, it's guaranteed more blood will be on her hands.

ALL-STAR WESTERN #9

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by MORITAT, PATRICK SCHERBERGER and DAN GREEN

Cover by LADRONN

On sale MAY 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

• A tie-in to "NIGHT OF THE OWLS!"

• Concluding JONAH HEX'S battle with THE AUGUST 7!

• Discover what the Court of Owls was up to in GOTHAM CITY circa 1880!

• NIGHTHAWK and CINNAMON hunt down killers and fall in love in this issue's backup story.


TEEN TITANS #9

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

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

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "THE CULLING" finale!

• THE TEEN TITANS and THE LEGION LOST duke it out with N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and the madman known as Harvest to stop the slaughter of

innocent children.

• This issue leads directly into this month's RAVAGERS #1!

• Continued from TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 SUPERBOY #9 and LEGION LOST #9!

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and TOM DeFALCO

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale MAY 2 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

• "THE CULLING" begins here!

• It's the TEEN TITANS vs. THE LEGION LOST one mile beneath the Antarctic in the chamber of horrors known as the Crucible!

• Continued in this month's SUPERBOY #9, LEGION LOST #9 and TEEN TITANS #9!


BLUE BEETLE #9

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art by MARCIO TAKARA

Cover by PAUL RENAUD

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• BLUE BEETLE squares off against GREEN LANTERN KYLE RAYNER and THE NEW GUARDIANS!

• If Beetle and the Lanterns don't kill each other, the bounty hunter packing Oan technology will be happy to do it for them. Wait...OAN technology?!

• Continued this month in GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #9!

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #9

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by FRANCIS PORTELA

Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Kicking off an all-new storyline!

• BRAINIAC 5 and DREAM GIRL have been abducted by the DOMINATORS...so why is the Legion refusing to rescue them?

• One of the greatest LEGIONNAIRES quits!


LEGION LOST #9

Written by TOM DeFALCO

Art and cover by PETE WOODS

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• "THE CULLING" continues from this month's SUPERBOY #9!

• Even the combined powers of LEGION LOST and the TEEN TITANS won't be enough to stop DARK HARVEST and his minions from committing mass murder!

• Continues in this month's TEEN TITANS #9.


AMERICAN VAMPIRE #27

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by ROGER CRUZ

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

"The Nocturnes" concludes here! Calvin Poole is a haunted man with a secret, but it's nothing compared to the secret he uncovers in a small Southern town. Plus, a major character steps back onto the stage!

NEW DEADWARDIANS #3

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD

On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Investigating the chilling "Murder That Should Not Be," Inspector Suttle is obliged to visit the East End of London's notorious and dangerous Zone-B. It's the last refuge of the living, where the poor, the free-thinking, the artistic, the liberal and the undoubtedly mortal live surrounded by the fenced-off restless horror. What secrets will Suttle learn there about the case and himself?


FAIREST #3

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

We want this third issue to be really big, so let's have Briar Rose and Ali Baba captured by the Snow Queen! And let's throw in seven good fairy godmothers and one really, really bad one. Let's have dire curses and desperate fights and comic asides. Let's show the consequences of attempting a second uninvited kiss. Basically let's have everything in this but the kitchen sink. No, wait – let's throw the kitchen sink in too!

FABLES #117

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA

Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS

Cover by JOAO RUAS

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Therese has been missing for days now, leaving Snow and Bigby frantic. If that weren't bad enough, now Dare can't be found either! What's there to do but turn all of Fabletown and all of The Farm upside down and organize a search party?

And in the backup story, the revolution in Oz has been called off. Why? Well, it may have to do with the fact that someone went and hanged their leader. Don't you hate when that happens?

iZOMBIE #25

Written by CHRIS ROBERSON • Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Ever since Gwen came back from the dead as a zombie, she's been hearing cryptic hints about something bad on the way. Well, now it's here, and Gwen and her friends are right in the middle of it. After this, nothing will be the same – especially between Gwen and her ex-monster hunter boyfriend Horatio.


HELLBLAZER #291

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Guest art by GAEL BERTRAND

Cover by SIMON BISLEY

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

For years John Constantine has been tormented by his evil, Hell-dwelling twin. But now, seeing what a mess his niece Gemma is still in because of this doppelganger, he decides to take action. Sweet(ish) revenge, a diabolical church, an old lover, a human sacrifice and a nifty poison dart gun feature in this epilogue to "Another Season in Hell."

MYSTERY IN SPACE #1

Written by PAUL POPE, KYLE BAKER, ANDY DIGGLE , ROBERT RODI, NNEDI OKORAFOR, MICHAEL ALLRED, ANN NOCENTI, MING DOYLE and STEVE ORLANDO

Art by PAUL POPE, MICHAEL ALLRED, KYLE BAKER, MING DOYLE, DAVIDE GIANFELICE, SEBASTIAN FUMARA and others

Cover by RYAN SOOK

1:10 Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

Retails: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.

One-shot • On sale MAY 2 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS

This one-shot anthology is loaded with unsettling short stories that will hijack your imagination and take you to strange, mysterious places. Journey to the edge of the abyss with Michael Allred! Arrive in the middle of an intergalactic space heist with Paul Pope! Plus: Broken hearts will be cryogenically frozen, a zero-gravity menage á trois will be compromised by aliens, and solar systems will spiral out of control when top comics talents and exciting newcomers collide!

SCALPED #59

Written by JASON AARON

Art by R.M. GUERA

Cover by JOCK

On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

It's the penultimate issue of the award-winning, critically acclaimed series and it all comes down to this: a Mexican stand-off like you've never seen before.


SWEET TOOTH #33

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

A very special issue of SWEET TOOTH as we check in on "The Continuing Adventures of The Big Man and The Little Boy." It's a children's story unlike any other – and a major step forward in the series.

This issue will be printed in a special sideways format.

SAUCER COUNTRY #3

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art and cover by RYAN KELLY

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Hypno-regression therapy, cutting edge aviation technology, and an abduction by rabbits! Things are getting really strange on the campaign trail in New Mexico, and Governor Alvarado is beginning to wonder: Has everyone in this state been "abducted by aliens"? The book we like to call "The West Wing meets The X-Files" ramps up as we meet the enemy and get a look into their big, black eyes...

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU, VOODOO CHILD #3

Written by SELWYN SEYFU HINDS

Art by DENYS COWAN and JOHN FLOYD

Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Dominique comes face to face with her mysterious pursuers from the Voodoo Court; a deadly enemy takes the first step toward becoming her ally; and she finally learns of the age-old supernatural civil war that's been rippling beneath the fabric of New Orleans... and her place in the middle of the madness. But it may all be too little too late when the Voodoo war god Ogun shows up to put her to the ultimate test.

THE UNWRITTEN #37

Written by MIKE CAREY

Art by PETER GROSS

Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

A year after The War of Words and nearly unbearable tragedy and loss, Tom Taylor's life is finally coming together. But the real world and fictional world are both in turmoil, and the damage seems to be spreading. Before he can hope to heal it, Tom will need to find "The Wound," part 1 of 4. It's the start of a brand-new storyline in a psychologically postapocalyptic world disconnected from the power of Leviathan and the manipulation of the Cabal. Fiction is up for grabs and Tom Taylor stands at the center of that battle!

DC KIDS + MISC.


SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #1

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Superman's closest allies take the stage like you have never seen before, from the Eisner Award-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (TINY TITANS)!

• Don't miss the action-packed, history-making, supe radventure awesomeness!!

• Classic Superman elements reinterpreted for all ages with the humor that only the creative team of TINY TITANS can bring!

GREEN LANTERN ANIMATED #2

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Hal Jordan and Kilowog patrol the limits of the galaxy in their "borrowed" Green Lantern ship!

• Has Hal learned the lessons Kilowog's been teaching him? We'll find out as they run into an old foe: the Invisible Destroyer!

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #21

Written by SCOTT GROSS

Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Scooby-Doo and the rest of the gang have another exciting mystery to solve!

• Can the gang get to the bottom of the haunted stadium in time for kickoff?

TINY TITANS: GROWING UP TINY TP

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

On sale JUNE 13 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

• A new volume of the Eisner Award-winning series, including lots o' Crocs, a super-speedster race, young Bizarros in love and the Crossing Patrol Boys of Doom!

• Collects TINY TITANS #39-44!

YOUNG JUSTICE #16

Written by KEVIN HOPPS and GREG WEISMAN

Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Robin, Kid Flash and Artemis fight crime with their adult counterparts!

• Guest starring Batman, The Flash and Green Arrow!

• First part of a new storyline.


DIABLO #4

Written by AARON WILLIAMS

Art and cover by JOSEPH LACROIX

On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 5 • $2.99 US

• Continuing the story based on the hit video game!

• JACOB, armed with the SWORD OF JUSTICE continues his quest to discover the source of the rage plague near STAALBREAK!

• If left unchecked, this evil may threaten all of SANCTUARY!