BRIGHTEST DAY #1-2The real Aquaman is back, by a killer creative team! Hopefully, J'Onn J'Onzz will be joining them!
Issue #1 on sale MAY 5 •Issue #2 on sale MAY 19
40 pg (#1), 32 pg (#2), FC, $2.99 US
Written by GEOFF JOHNS & PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK & JOE PRADO
Covers by DAVID FINCH
Issue #1 1:50 variant cover by IVAN REIS & OCLAIR ALBERT •Issue #2 1:25 variant cover by IVAN REIS & OCLAIR ALBERT
BRIGHTEST DAY continues, but in ways you can’t possibly expect! What does BRIGHTEST DAY mean to the DC Universe? Is everything from here on out going to be bright and shiny? No, BRIGHTEST DAY means something else entirely, something we can’t tell you...yet. But we can tell you our heroes will need to rise up more than ever to combat the forces of evil, and a select few will uncover a secret that binds them ALL. It all begins in the specially priced issue #1!
Retailers please note: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1-2Duh.
Issue #1 on sale MAY 12
Issue #2 on sale MAY 26
48 pg (#1), 40 pg (#2) FC, $3.99 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Issue #1 art by CHRIS SPROUSE; Issue #2 art by FRAZER IRVING
Covers by ANDY KUBERT
Issue #1 1:25 variant cover by CHRIS SPROUSE
Issue #1 1:200 Sketch variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
Issue #2 1:25 variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
The most anticipated series of 2010 is here! Superstar writer Grant Morrison tackles his most ambitious project to date with THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, a special six-part series that chronicles the return of the original man behind Batman’s cape and cowl! Each issue spans a different era of time and features the dynamic artwork of one of today’s artistic juggernauts, starting with Chris Sprouse (TOM STRONG) on the extra-sized issue #1 and Frazer Irving (SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION) on the 40-page issue #2!
JSA ALL-STARS #6
On sale MAY 5
40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Co-feature written by JEN VAN METER
Art and cover by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
Co-feature art by TRAVIS MOORE & DAN GREEN
“Constellations” concludes as King Chimera makes his desperate move to save the rest of the All-Stars from the grips of the Subtle Realms! But has time run out for Star Girl and her new–found suitor? And in the co-feature, Liberty Belle and Hourman split up from Tigress and Icicle as the hunt for the Staff of Life intensifies on the deadly island of Santa Isabel!
Citizen Steel drawn all wonky again.
On sale MAY 19
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by PAUL DINI
Art by STEPHANE ROUX & KARL STORY
Cover by STEPHANE ROUX
1:10 Variant Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
At last – the Mistress of Magic in her own ongoing series! Zatanna Zatara has long made her home in San Francisco, but right under her nose a sinister threat has developed – a crime boss who dominates the criminal underworld with the dark powers of the magical underworld! The terrifying Brother Night is making his play for San Fran, and the police force – including hunky detective Dale Colton – turn to Zee for help. But Brother Night is a whole new kind of criminal and if Zatanna thinks she can backwards-talk him down, then she’s in over her top-hatted head! Superstar writer Paul Dini (BATMAN: MAD LOVE) is paired with the gorgeous art of Stephane Roux (BIRDS OF PREY), making his anticipated DC debut on interior art! There’s only one thing to say – T’NOD SSIM TI!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews Order Form for more information.
The big news this month: Zee in her first ever ongoing series! ...Which I probably won't buy, but maybe I'll wait for the trade.
BLACKEST NIGHT HCFeaturing the Blackest Lantern Detroit League!
On sale JULY 7
304 pg, FC, $29.99 US
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by IVAN REIS & OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by IVAN REIS & RUDOLFO MIGLIARI
As the war between the different Corps rages on, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends in this hardcover collecting the best–selling BLACKEST NIGHT #0-8. Now, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps lead DC’s champions into battle to save the universe from an
army of Black Lanterns made up of the DCU’s deceased heroes and villains!
BLACKEST NIGHT: RISE OF THE BLACK LANTERNS HCZombie Justice League Detroit Roll Call: Aquaman, Elongated Man, Martian Manhunter! Now we just have wait for the JLofA trade featuring Black Lanterns Paco Ramone and Hank Henshaw Jr., plus the still living Gypsy, Zatanna and Vixen.
On sale JULY 21
256 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, GREG RUCKA & OTHERS
Art by RYAN SOOK, DENYS COWAN & OTHERS
Cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI
Seven classic DCU titles — THE ATOM AND HAWKMAN, THE QUESTION, PHANTOM STRANGER, STARMAN, THE POWER OF SHAZAM!, CATWOMAN and WEIRD WESTERN TALES — are resurrected alongside GREEN ARROW #30 and ADVENTURE COMICS #7 in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in hardcover!
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1 TP
On sale JUNE 16
552 pg, B&W, $17.99 US
Written by JOHN OSTRANDER, KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS
Art by LUKE MCDONNELL, ERIC LARSEN & OTHERS
Cover by LUKE MCDONNELL
Captured villains are offered an ultimatum: Go on near-impossible covert missions or rot in jail. For the first time, DC collects SUICIDE SQUAD #1-19, DOOM PATROL/SUICIDE SQUAD SPECIAL #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #13.
Some of John Ostrander's best writing on a book by JLD veteran artist Luke McDonnell co-starring Vixen (with guest appearances by Martian Manhunter and Batman!)
BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #17
On sale MAY 19
32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by J. TORRES
Art and cover by ANDY SURIANO
An outrageous aquatic adventure is in store for Batman when he teams up with the King of the Seven Seas! It’s Batman and Aquaman vs. Ocean Master for the fate of all the water on the planet!
COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE POKER SET
Art by Adam Hughes
This unique poker set includes two standard 4-color, 4-suit, 54-card decks featuring both covers painted by Adam Hughes and original art by Hughes created for DC Direct for the amazing line of Cover Girls of the DC Universe statues, as well as 300 11.5 gram, clay poker chips with 4-color art in red, gold, purple and blue. The set is presented in a deluxe, locked metal carrying case, which is packaged in a 4-color box. Also included are two keys to unlock the case, five red dice and a Certificate of Authenticity that appears as a card in the deck!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 27, 2010 * Poker Set * $199 US
I'm sure Zatanna is in here, and hopefully Vixen as well.