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

Courtesy of DC Comics, CA brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books going on sale in October, 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 October are a new Phantom Stranger series by Dan DiDio and Brent Anderson; a Fury of Firestorm takeover by Dan Jurgens; the debut of Sword of Sorcery by Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti; the New 52′s first Annuals and much more.BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #2
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 JOCK
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 4, $3.99 US
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“Look over your shoulder. Someone is following.”
And don’t miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, 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 #2
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 P. CRAIG RUSSELL
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 4, $3.99 US
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“Lightning never strikes the same place twice, remember?”
And don’t miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, 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 #4
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 STEVE RUDE
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US
Combo pack edition $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“You tell them, Hollis. Tell them all what they did to us!”
And don’t miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, 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: SILK SPECTRE #4
Written by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by AMANDA CONNER
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by BRUCE TIMM
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 4, $3.99 US
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“I don’t know who this broad thinks she is, but I want her deader than my last wife.”
And don’t miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, 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: COMEDIAN #4
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by J.G. JONES
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
1:25 Variant cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“All I could see was red. Then I saw the white and the blue.
“And the pinko.”
And don’t miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, 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.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #13
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and RICHARD FRIEND
Backup story art by GARY FRANK
Variant cover by CAMERON STEWART
1:100 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 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.
• GEOFF JOHNS is joined by TONY DANIEL for a two-part chapter in the Justice League saga marching toward TRINITY WAR.
• JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 will have the world debating its shocking conclusion – and where it will lead from here!
• The League takes on a villain destined to be one of the greatest threats to the DC Universe in the year ahead – the mysterious Cheetah! But who is she? What is her connection to Wonder Woman? And how will this fundamentally change the relationships within the team?
• Plus: The next chapter of the SHAZAM! backup epic by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank!

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

AQUAMAN #13
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 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 finale of “The Others.”
• Aquaman pushed to the breaking point!
• Who is Black Manta working for?

WONDER WOMAN #13
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by TONY AKINS and DAN GREEN
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 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 terrible betrayal forces Wonder Woman to make a deal with the gods who want her dead!
• Ares, god of war, takes a sudden interest in the Amazing Amazon!

GREEN ARROW #13
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II and ROB HUNTER
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Green Arrow in China battling zombie warriors!
• Side by side with the Chinese kung fu genius extraordinaire, Suzie Ming!
• Ollie comes home to find trouble in the sky over Seattle – trouble that will lead to the “HAWKMAN: WANTED” storyline starting next month in GREEN ARROW and THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN!

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #13
Plotted by ROB LIEFELD
Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and MARK POULTON
Art and cover by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “HAWKMAN: WANTED” begins here!
• The secrets of Hawkman’s past are coming to claim him in an adventure that will span the entire DC Universe before its shocking conclusion!
• Continues next month in both THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN and GREEN ARROW!

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #13
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by ROBSON ROCHA
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The New 52 debut of not one, but TWO heroes – Black Lightning and Blue Devil!
• Fan-favorite writer Marc Andreyko kicks off our strangest team up yet with a stunning mystery!
• Can these two VERY different heroes keep it together without killing each other long enough to unlock a new corner of the DC Universe?

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM, THE NUCLEAR MEN #13
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and RAY McCARTHY
Cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Ronnie and Jason not only not only have to deal with a new twist to the Firestorm powers, but they also must face off against the murderous DataXen!
• New series writer/penciller Dan Jurgens blasts Firestorm in a whole new direction beginning this issue!

THE FLASH #13
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 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.
• “GORILLA WARFARE” starts here!
• Gorilla Grodd’s army attacks Central City, and The Flash is forced to team up with the Rogues!?

EARTH 2 #5
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• It’s the final showdown with GRUNDY!
• The Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and The Flash take on Grundy and the military’s hero, The Atom!
• The Green Lantern makes a choice that will change the course of Earth 2 forever!

WORLDS’ FINEST #5
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by JERRY ORDWAY
1:25 B&W Variant cover by JERRY ORDWAY
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 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.
• Power Girl and Huntress attempt to get back home to Earth 2 – but is the Boom Tube just a one-way trip?
• The secrets of Power Girl’s abilities revealed.
• Featuring artwork by the legendary Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Jerry Ordway!

ACTION COMICS #13
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Backup story art by BRAD WALKER
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
1:100 B&W cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• You won’t want to miss the return of Krypto!
• Superman must face down a threat from the Phantom Zone – with the help of The Phantom Stranger!
• Grant Morrison makes a major change in ACTION COMICS in this special issue featuring art by Travel Foreman!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Backup story written by MAX LANDIS
Art and cover by CULLY HAMNER
Backup story art by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• The secrets of the “missing five years” between when Clark Kent came to Metropolis and the present day continue to be revealed!
• In the wake of Brainiac’s attack on Metropolis, Superman faces his first Earth-born villain: the Kryptonite Man!
• Plus: A special backup story by the screenwriter of Chronicle, Max Landis!

SUPERMAN #13
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
1:25 B&W Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• It’s a deathrap for Superman as he matches wits with his greatest enemy for the final time as The Man of Steel loses it!

SUPERGIRL #13
Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art and cover by SAMI BASRI
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Supergirl in all-out battle with a new, deadly version of an old foe: Tycho!
• Check out Kara’s very own Fortress of Solitude!

SUPERBOY #13
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art and cover by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Superboy’s attempts to lead a normal life are interrupted by the reappearance of the mysterious Jocelyn Lure!
• Superboy’s search for Caitlin and the Ravagers leads to his guest appearance in THE RAVAGERS #5 this month.

TALON #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
1:25 Variant cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
1:200 B&W Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• A new series spinning out of “Night of the Owls”!
• After many years on the run, Calvin Rose returns to Gotham City to investigate the fallout from “Night of the Owls”!
• Can the Court of Owls finally be defeated? Could Calvin have the one thing he’s been seeking his entire life: his freedom?

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #5
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
1:00 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 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.
• Return to the future world seen in BATMAN #666, where Damian has taken over the mantle of the Bat!
• The whole world has gone mad. The only sane people left are in Arkham Asylum – where Batman is the warden!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN #13
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Backup story art by ANDY CLARKE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by AARON KUDER
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 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 Joker returns in “DEATH OF THE FAMILY”!
• He crippled Batgirl. He killed Robin. What will The Joker do now that he’s returned to Gotham City?
• What must Batman do to protect his secret identity and that of those who fight alongside him?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

DETECTIVE COMICS #13
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
1:25 B&W Variant cover by JASON FABOK
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 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.
• All kneel before Emperor Penguin!
• There’s a hit out on Bruce Wayne!
• This new story from writer John Layman (Chew) gueststars Nightwing!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #13
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• Batman is pushed to his limits as he faces a fear toxin unlike any he has ever encountered!
• What is Batman most afraid of? Find out here!
• More on The Scarecrow’s origin.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #13
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Gotham City is being devoured by zombies!
• Learn the dangerous secrets of the 2-Club!

BATGIRL #13
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art and cover by ED BENES
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The first meeting between Batgirl and Catwoman in The New 52!
• Plus, the Talon that Barbara faced during Night of the Owls is back for revenge!

BATGIRL ANNUAL #1
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ADMIRA WIJAYA
Cover by ED BENES
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• Batgirl is on the hunt for Catwoman – but who is after Batgirl?

BATWOMAN #13
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 OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up!
• Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up! (We’re so excited we had to say it twice!)
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

BATWING #13
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by MARCUS TO and RYAN WINN
Cover by MARCUS TO
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Batwing vs. Father Lost and his cult of death!
• He’s the new villain introduced in this issue – so who are the two new heroes you’ll meet? Find out here!

BIRDS OF PREY #13
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR
Cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The team crosses paths with a cult of assassins that has ties to Katana!
• A new arc starts in the wake of a team member’s betrayal…

CATWOMAN #13
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by ADRIANA MELO and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by ANDY CLARKE
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• New series writer Ann Nocenti takes Catwoman deep under cover!
• Catwoman is the best thief in the world, but stealing another person is a new challenge!
• The true origin of Selina Kyle revealed!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The conclusion of Starfire’s battle for the throne of Tamaran as she is reunited with her sister, Blackfire!
• Plus: The appearance of someone very bad from for Jason Todd’s past.

NIGHTWING #13
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Lady Shiva makes her New 52 debut!
• Why has one of the world’s most deadly assassins returned to Gotham City?

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by CAFU
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Order Form for details.
• “Rise of the Third Army”!
• As John Stewart discovers there’s a new GL on Earth, the Third Army Strikes!
• Also in this issue: EVERYTHING changes for Guy Gardner!

GREEN LANTERN #13
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
“We Can Be Heroes” Blank variant cover available
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 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 details.
• “Rise of the Third Army”!
• Earth’s new Green Lantern battles The Justice League!
• Meanwhile, The Guardians begin their final step in the destruction of the Lanterns by releasing the first of the Third Army soldiers!

RED LANTERNS #13
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Order Form for details.
• “Rise of the Third Army”!
• As the Third Army attacks, a Red Lantern will die!
• What dark choice will Atrocitus be forced to make to insure the survival of the Red Lantern Corps?

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #13
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by AARON KUDER
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Order Form for details.
• “Rise of the Third Army”!
• Kyle Rayner arrives on Earth to heartbreaking news!
• The debut of the all-new Carol Ferris Star Sapphire!

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #1
Written by DAN DIDIO
Art by BRENT ANDERSON and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by BRENT ANDERSON
1:25 Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• An all-new series focusing on secrets of The New 52 you never imagined!
• The Phantom Stranger strikes a bargain with Lord Trigon that will have serious repercussions in the DC Universe!
• From afar, Pandora watches!

SWORD OF SORCERY #1
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Backup story written by TONY BEDARD
Art and cover by AARON LOPRESTI
Backup story art by JESUS SAIZ
1:25 Variant cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• AMETHYST returns as this amazing new series begins!
• The good news: Amy Winston can transform into Princess Amaya, protector of Gemworld!
• The bad news: It seems her family wants to kill her!
• Plus: A backup story featuring the brutality of Beowulf!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• Continued from JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
#13, it’s the big finale to Jeff Lemire’s first epic story!
• Guest-starring Frankenstein and, from the new series SWORD OF SORCERY, Amethyst!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #13
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• House of Mystery vs. House of Secrets!
• The team is so badly defeated that even Constantine is out of tricks. Uh-oh…
• To be concluded in this month’s JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1.

DIAL H #5
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE
Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• It’s Nelson and Manteau versus Abyss! But with two heroes and only one Dial, who will “dial up” to save the day?
ª And as the dust settles, a new player emerges. Is he friend, foe – or something else entirely?

ANIMAL MAN #13
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by STEVE PUGH
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• It’s the story you’ve been waiting for: “ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM”!
• Part one of a four-part epic in which the Earth has fallen to the Rot!
• Guest-starring Justice League Dark, Beast Boy and many other heroes and villains from the DC Universe!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #13
Written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Animal Man and Swamp Thing fans take note: “ROTWORLD: SECRETS OF THE DEAD” starts here!
• A 3-issue arc showcasing Frankenstein’s battle against the Rot invasion!

SWAMP THING #13
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• “ROTWORLD: THE GREEN KINGDOM” begins!
• Swamp Thing learns the truth of how the Earth fell to the Rot as seen in this month’s issues of ANIMAL MAN and FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E.
• Guest-starring Poison Ivy, Deadman and The Parliament of Trees!

SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by BECKY CLOONAN and MARCO RUDY
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
• Years ago, Alec Holland met Anton Arcane…and the seeds of that encounter created the nightmare that is Rotworld!
• This extra-sized tale of monsters and madness examines one of the greatest rivalries in the DC Universe!

DEMON KNIGHTS #13
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Everything’s gone to hell for the Demon Knights – literally!
• If they can’t escape Lucifer’s clutches, Jason Blood and the rest of the Earth are doomed.

I, VAMPIRE #13
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• The world’s worst nightmare has come true: Andrew Bennett, the only good vampire, has gone very, very bad!
• It’s up to the woman who loves him to put him down…but Mary, Queen of Blood, is now a mere human!

TEAM 7 #1
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by JESUS MERINO
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
1:25 Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• Learn how the secret wars of the New 52 were fought by TEAM 7!
• Early adventures of Deathstroke, Black Canary, Grifter, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor and others!
• This issue: Battlefield Gamorra!

ALL-STAR WESTERN #13
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MORITAT
Backup story art by PHIL WINSLADE
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• Haly’s Circus is in town! And so is murder!
• Plus, in the backup story: The origin of the all-new Tomahawk!

G.I. COMBAT #5
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Backup story written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Backup story art by STAZ JOHNSON
Cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• Jeb Stuart breaks the Haunted Tank out of ARGUS’s Black Room!
• Plus: The Unknown Soldier in a race against time to defeat American terrorists on American soil!

GRIFTER #13
Plotted by ROB LIEFELD
Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and FRANK TIERI
Art by SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY
Cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Grifter and Voodoo seek a super weapon in the fight against Helspont, but it turns out to be much more than they bargained for!
• The war against the Daemonites on Earth is heating up – and casualties are coming!

DEATHSTROKE #13
Written by ROB LIEFELD
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Deathstroke and Zealot learn the terrible fate of the planet Kheran and brace for the long-lasting repercussions it will have on the DC Universe.

SUICIDE SQUAD #13
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by CLIFF RICHARDS
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Behold, Regulus!
• The traitor among the team revealed!
• Basilisk fights the Squad on two fronts – and one is Amanda Waller’s own home!

STORMWATCH #13
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by WILL CONRAD
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Midnighter and Apollo go AWOL from Stormwatch!
• The debut of The Demon in the modernday New 52! Will he be the team’s most unpredictable new member?
• What is the centuries-spanning connection between STORMWATCH and DEMON KNIGHTS?

TEEN TITANS #13
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by ALE GARZA
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 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 Girl must battle her former lover for possession of her stolen armor!
• Is something wicked coming for Tim Drake?

THE RAVAGERS #5
Written by HOWARD MACKIE
Art and cover by IAN CHURCHILL and NORM RAPMUND
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Caitlin and Superboy reunited – and that’s not a good thing for Ridge!
•Beast Boy’s powers become dangerous as he feels the effects of “Rotworld: The Red Kingdom,” from ANIMAL MAN!

BLUE BEETLE #13
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art and cover by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Jaime is stranded on Reachworld!
• For the first time, you’ll see the hidden secrets of the galaxy’s most dangerous homeworld!
• Khaji-Kai returns!

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #13
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The Legion take on space pirates!
• Meanwhile, rumors concerning the Fatal Five start to spread…

LEGION LOST #13
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art by PETE WOODS
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Harvest returns as Kwark the Space Barbarian comes forth to kill!
• The team may have survived The Culling, but will they make it through this adventure?

JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #1
Written and illustrated by JOE KUBERT,
BRIAN BUNIAK and SAM GLANZMAN
Cover by JOE KUBERT
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 48 pg, FC, 1 of 6, no interior ads, $4.99 US • RATED T
• Don’t miss the start of this far-ranging collection of stories from comics legend Joe Kubert and other great talents! This debut issue includes:
• Joe Kubert writes and illustrates two stories: A new Hawkman epic, and a tale of hard times called “Spit.”
• A tale of Angel and The Ape from writer/artist Brian Buniak.
• Plus: Writer/artist Sam Glanzman returns to comics with a new tale of the U.S.S. Stevens!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1
Written by DAMON LINDELOF, JONATHAN LARSEN and TOM TAYLOR
Art by JEFF LEMIRE, J.G. JONES, NICOLA SCOTT and WAYNE FAUCHER
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 Variant cover by STEPHEN PLATT
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
• The first time in print for this digital-first series!
• Original, non-continuity short stories featuring Batman as written and illustrated by some of comics’ finest talents!
• Stories in this debut issue include “The Butler Did It,” “All of the Above” and “The Crime Never Committed.”

AME-COMI GIRLS #1: FEATURING WONDER WOMAN
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by AMANDA CONNER, TONY AKINS and WALDEN WONG
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
• The first time in print for this digital-first series!
• First of new series inspired by the popular figures from DC Collectibles!
• Wonder Woman must stop an attack on Themyscira!
• Features the spectacular artwork of AMANDA CONNER (BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE)!

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #7
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!
• The Gotham City Sirens are caught in the Arkham spotlight!
• Poison Ivy plots revenge against Catwoman!
• Whose side is Harley Quinn on?

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #9
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS, HOWARD PORTER, LIVESAY and NORM BREYFOGLE
Cover by HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!
• Catwoman battles The Jokerz as a shocking new ally joins the fight!
• It’s open warfare over Metropolis as KOBRA’s attempt to destroy the Earth begins!
• The cataclysmic conflict between Superman and Lex Luthor’s heir comes to a head!

NATIONAL COMICS: MADAME X #1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by FIONA STAPLES
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• The once-famous tarot card reader Madame X now works at a law firm as the resident “psychic” – but can her “powers” help her solve a complicated new case?
• From the acclaimed team of Rob Williams (Iron Man, Cla$$War) and Trevor Hairsine (Captain America, Cla$$War)!

PHANTOM LADY #3
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CAT STAGGS
Cover by STEPHANE ROUX
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 4, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Phantom Lady and Doll Man face the frenzied fury of Funerella!
• Can the newly formed duo stand a chance against this villain’s strange powers?

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #6
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!
• The Dark Knight comes to Metropolis and runs afoul of…Clark Kent?

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #7
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• Zilius Zox wants to impress Atrocitus.
• His fiendish plan sends a new villain to the Interceptor!
• Will Hal save the day? Or will Razer?!

BATMAN/SCOOBY-DOO HALLOWEEN FEST #1
BATMAN stories written by DAN SLOTT
BATMAN art by TY TEMPLETON and TERRY BEATTY
SCOOBY-DOO story by CHRIS DUFFY
SCOOBY-DOO art by TIM HARKINS
BATMAN cover by BRUCE TIMM
SCOOBY-DOO cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 24 pg, FC, FREE! • RATED E
• Just in time for Halloween, it’s a FREE all-ages flip-book comic reprinting classic BATMAN and SCOOBY-DOO tales!
• In his side of the comic, The Dark Knight meets Gotham City’s new vigilante, the Cavalier, and battles the evil of Ra’s Al Ghul in stories from BATMAN ADVENTURES #1 and #4.
• And in the other side, the Mystery Inc. Gang tries to get to the bottom of “The Costume Caper,” in a story from SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #2.
Retailers: Please see the Previews order form for pricing information.

LOONEY TUNES #209
Written by SCOTT GROSS
Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• Bugs Bunny makes a wrong turn at Albuquerque and winds up in the middle of a baseball game instead of Palm Springs.
• Can he reach home base in time to enjoy his vacation?

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #26
Written by SCOTT GROSS
Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• Fred, Velma and Daphne are on the hunt for clues in another creepy case!
• While the others hunt for clues, Scooby and Shaggy hunt for snacks!

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #6
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• Can it be true? Has Superman met his match in Metallo?
• Who is Metallo? And what’s up with his heart?
• Where does Lex Luthor fit into all of this?
• Watch out! There’s a new Super Hero in town!

YOUNG JUSTICE #21
Written by GREG WEISMAN
Art by CHRISTOPHER JONES
Cover by MIN SUNG KU
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• Aliens have arrived on Earth-16!
• Superboy and five Justice Leaguers have been abducted!
• Metropolis is in danger!
• Enter: BRAINIAC!

MAD #518
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
This year, why not rot your mind with MAD while you rot your teeth with Halloween candy?

LOT 13 #1
Written by STEVE NILES
Art and cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, 1 of 5, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
• A terrifying new horror series from the ghoulish minds of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Glenn Fabry (PREACHER)!
• A family making a cross-country move makes a horrifying discovery in an old apartment complex. Can they survive the night?

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF SKELETOR #1
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art and cover by FRAZER IRVING
One-shot • On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
• Take a look at the twisted origins of Eternia’s most loathsome and terrible villain.
• What horrific events from Skeletor’s secret past defined the evil despot he became?

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #5
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The final chapter of the new blockbuster AMERICAN VAMPIRE miniseries is here! Felicia and Hobbes have chased The Coffin all over post-war Europe, but as the chase comes to a bombastic conclusion, Hobbes’s life hangs in the balance and Felicia faces her greatest challenge alone. This epic conclusion will dramatically change the AMERICAN VAMPIRE landscape!

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #32
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:10 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
It’s the penultimate chapter of “The Blacklist.” After these events, things are going to be very bleak for our gal Pearl unless she can find some hope in an unlikely place. This one changes everything – we mean it! We’re talking secrets so shocking we can’t even reveal the real cover!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.

FAIREST #8
Written by LAUREN BEUKES
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Part one of “The Hidden Kingdom,” written by 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning writer Lauren Beukes (Zoo City, STRANGE
ADVENTURES)!
Rapunzel’s fast-growing hair is the least of her problems. Her adopted witch mother thinks she’s a slut, origami birds carrying a sinister message are attacking her window – and now, she has to defy Bigby and Snow’s orders to travel from New York to Tokyo and resolve a mystery from her troubled past. Hungry ghosts, talking cats, vengeful lovers scorned and monstrous yakuza await under the hot neon lights as Rapunzel seeks answers…and vengeance. Don’t miss this exciting jumping-on point to the best-selling Vertigo series which features a star-studded cast of Fables including Frau Totenkinder, Jack of Fables and many others!

FABLES #122
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Guest art by GENE HA
Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
How does fate work in the Fables fictional universe? Find out in this tale full of deadly chases, betrayals, sword fights and skulduggery, as superstar guest-artist Gene Ha guides us through “The Destiny Game.” Also: Bufkin and his “girlfriend” sidekick continue their Ozian adventures in the backup feature painted by Shawn McManus.

HELLBLAZER #296
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPI CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Sex and horror in Ireland as urban mage John Constantine – along with his alchemically gorgeous wife Epiphany – finally finds his long lost nephew, an alleged occultist serial killer driven bad by blighted Constantine blood. But what is the secret of the real killer? All will be revealed in Part Four of “The Curse of the Constantines.”

GHOSTS #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, JOE KUBERT, GILBERT HERNANDEZ, PAUL POPE, CECIL CASTELLUCCI, MARY H.K. CHOI, AL EWING and NEIL KLEID
Art by RUFUS DAYGLO, GILBERT HERNANDEZ, PHIL JIMENEZ, JOE KUBERT, JEFF LEMIRE, JOHN McCREA and AMY REEDER
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
1:10 Variant edition cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
One-Shot • On sale OCTOBER 31 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.
Check out this all-new anthology from some of the biggest talents in the industry! Stories spotlight a space heist on a ghost ship, a spirit who wants to play synthesizer in a techno band, a ghost-for-hire haunting agency and others dark, twisted tales.
With stories and art by some of comics’ greatest talents, this special features a cover by Dave Johnson, and a variant cover by Brendan
McCarthy!

PUNK ROCK JESUS #4
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, B&W, 4 of 6, no interior ads, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
A devastating loss pushes Chris to the brink. Feeling betrayed and alone, he begins to research the world that Slate and OPHIS have kept him from his entire life. Armed with new knowledge, a new haircut, and a new attitude, an angry Chris is about to tell the whole world the truth. And it all starts after he discovers a few old records in Thomas’s room…

THE NEW DEADWARDIANS #8
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, 8 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The notorious Hinchcliffe Case closes, but it may not do so quietly and cleanly. Secrets have emerged that will shake Deadwardian Society to its foundations. That is, if society survives…because the Restless are inside the zone.

SAUCER COUNTRY #8
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by JIMMY BROXTON
Cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
A new storyline begins here! Arcadia and her team hit the campaign trail. While she competes to win voters’ hearts and minds, can she use her status as a presidential candidate to gain access to the government’s alien secrets? Don’t miss part one of “The Reticulan Candidate.”

SWEET TOOTH #38
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The End is nearly here. The final apocalyptic clash between Jepperd and Abbot explodes with the fate of Gus and the hybrids hanging by a thread.

THE UNWRITTEN #42
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The land of the dead is just a story, but Tom Taylor is going there anyway on a rescue mission that hasn’t been tried since Orpheus – provided he can get the door to open in the first place. And provided the worlds of story are still there… A hungry vampire and two misfit lovers gather around the campfire in “Live Like Lazarus.”

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