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Interview: Jeremy Bernstein Talks SANTA CLAUS: PRIVATE EYE

Often it seems like we’ve pretty much seen every idea possible. Stories have been told over and over and it’s hard to imagine something with a different twist. That’s what Jeremy Bernstein has done. Known for writing for television and video games, Jeremy is now taking on comics with a detective noir story featuring none other than Santa Claus.

Santa Claus as a detective? That’s exactly what SANTA CLAUS: PRIVATE EYE is about. We took the chance to ask Jeremy more about this series and where it can be found.

COMIC VINE: How do you describe this series?

JEREMY BERNSTEIN: I would describe it as a modern day noir detailing the adventures of a down and out Santa Claus as he struggles to make ends meet on the mean streets of the city.

CV: Where and when did you get the idea for this?

JB: It was actually a couple years ago. I remember I was brushing my teeth in the bathroom and I was trying to come up with an idea. I was interested in writing a supernatural detective story. I started thinking I’ve seen supernatural detective stories. I’ve seen vampires, I’ve seen wizards, and I love them. But I’ve seen all those kind of things. I wanted to do a supernatural being I hadn’t seen before. A little voice in the back of my head said, “Santa Claus.” And I laughed at it because that’s ridiculous. The more I thought about it, the more I was like, “Well, he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice. He can climb in chimneys. He’s really good at breaking into places to poke around. If Santa needed to moonlight, this is not a bad job for him.”

The question soon became, “So why does Santa need to moonlight?” Once I started thinking about that, I started getting into the character and developing this notion of the jolly Santa Claus, the symbol of happiness…at least for the Western world, what makes him happy? What does he do when he’s feeling glum? How awful must it be, year after year after year, for everyone to be expecting you to bring them cheer and nobody’s doing that for you?

Once I had that character, I was like, “Alright, I gotta know about this guy.” It seemed like a great fit for the genre, for noir. Noir heroes are always down on their luck. They’re always dealing with the seedy underbelly of the world. It really seemed like a down on his luck Santa Claus, trying to deal with the seedy underbelly of life…that seemed like something I would want to read.

CV: Is this how Santa funds his entire operation at the North Pole?

JB: No. The North Pole operation is self-sustaining. There’s other reasons Santa needs to make ends meet. I don’t want to say too much about that without spoiling some of what’s coming.

CV: You said this was like a crime-noir, how would you describe the overall tone of the series?

JB: My goal was to write something that if you did a cut-and-replace with Santa Claus and Sam Spade, it would still read just fine. Dark noir is really what I was going for. At the same time, it’s Santa Claus. There’s kind of an inherent absurdity to it, but it’s an absurdity to the readers, and not the characters.

CV: What other characters will we see in the series?

JB: We’ll definitely see Jack Frost in the course of it. He’s one of Santa’s street snitches because he likes to peek in windows, basically. So he’s the guy Santa goes to for tips, when he’s looking. I was looking for the obvious noir crossover elements to play with the genre troupes. The street snitch is always a noir element. Likewise we’ve got Cymbaline, who is an elf. She’s Santa’s secretary. Being the elf that helps him on the sleigh run, with the list of names of children, she’s got a very good head for facts and figures. She sits at the front desk at the office. She’s his girl Friday. And of course we’ll have our client that will help kick our story off.

CV: How much of the series do you have planned out?

JB: We have a twelve-issue story arc. For a volume one, which has started and will run every Monday from now until Christmas. Depending on the response to it, I have a few more story arcs in mind. I have some solid ideas. I know what stories I want to tell for volume two and volume three. I could see it going on longer than that, depending on reception.

CV: Do others at the North Pole, like Mrs. Claus, know about this job and what he’s doing?

JB: They know he’s doing something, but they don’t know the details. In fact, Mrs. Claus will play pretty heavily in volume two. She decides if Santa isn’t giving this thing his full attention, then, dammit, she’s going to take over. And nobody quite knows how that’s going to work.

CV: How deep are you going to go into the mythology of the character, like with his magical abilities and so forth?

JB: His magical abilities play into it. I try to keep them very very light. I was interested in a supernatural detective dealing with normal everyday problems. I’m interested in making him human, making him feel real and relatable. I’m not as interested in the myth and the magic. A lot of it is hand-waving. He knows if you’re naughty or nice but he doesn’t know exactly what you’ve done. Otherwise he’d be an uninteresting detective. I sort of put some limits on the rules where I need them in order to be able to tell stories. It’s more about the person and less about the magic.

The first two chapters are now available at Thrillbent.com with new chapters every Monday. Head over there to check it out.

Here’s some more preview pages to give you a taste.

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This Week’s Essential Comics: 10/20/14

New comics are approaching! This Wednesday, a flood of tempting new issues will go on sale, and narrowing down what is and isn’t worthy of time your time and cash can be a difficult decision. Luckily for you, we’re here to help you narrow down your options. The Comic Vine staff has reviewed the upcoming list of new releases and we’re going to highlight the comics that we’re most excited to check out. Once you’ve read what we’re looking forward to, go ahead and share your essential comics in the comments section below. You just may convince another reader to give the title a chance!

Tony “G-Man” Guerrero’s picks

DEATHSTROKE #1

Deathstroke is coming back and Tony Daniel is ready to unleash him upon all of us. We’ve already seen three different creative teams tackle Deathstroke the Terminator in the New 52 but Tony Daniel is looking to give us something different. His enthusiasm was evident at NYCC and the info for the series is promising many surprises.

Tony Daniel will be writing and drawing the series. With each series he’s worked on recently, it feels like he keeps upping his game in terms of his art style. After SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN, who knows what we’ll get in this series. Deathstroke is a great character and deserves a great series.

Visit CBR for one more preview page.

AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #1

I love Hobgoblin. When he first debuted in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #238, we had one of the longest and best mysteries in comics. We had a character stumble upon the Green Goblin’s arsenal. Rather than simply become yet another Green Goblin, he become something much more.

There’s been some crazy things happening with Hobgoblin since Big Time. With Axis changing the status quo of heroes and villains as well as the just released preview for this issue, it looks like this miniseries will be pretty insane and fun at the same time. I cannot wait to gobble this issue up.

SUPERMAN #35

There’s so many things you could want from a Superman series. Geoff Johns has been giving the Man of Steel his close attention and is fleshing him out further with this New 52 incarnation. It’s been an interesting story so far with the arrival of Ulysses and the parallels they share. Last issue (before the FUTURES END one-shot) also had a pretty crazy cliffhanger. The new villain, the Machinist, is shaping up to be an interesting foe. It doesn’t feel like we often get really great new villains for Superman.

John Romita Jr has been doing a great job as well with the big action but more so with the calmer and more serene scenes. Romita usually gets to draw characters brutally beating each other up but Johns is allowing him to flex some different muscles which is making the series even more exciting.

CATWOMAN #35

There’s some big changes happening in this issue. With a new creative team and new direction, we’ll all want to take a close look at what this issue has to offer. We’ve seen Selina Kyle move towards a new ‘career’ in the pages of BATMAN ETERNAL and now that’s spilling into the pages of her own title.

Novelist Genevieve Valentine steps up to give us her take on Catwoman and Garry Brown is handling the art. We’ve been waiting for some changes in the title and now we’ll get to see what the next phase in Selina’s life has to offer.

io9 has two more preview pages.

Honorable Mention: SECRET AVENGERS #9 (Who doesn’t want more MODOK?)

Mat “Inferiorego” Elfring’s picks

ARKHAM MANOR #1

I’m really intrigued by this new series. Although I’m a bit annoyed with the amount of Batfamily books currently on the shelves, I do like the idea of exploring other parts of Gotham and how characters react towards certain events. Also, I really like Gerry Duggan’s writing. Something bad is going to happen to Arkham Asylum and the inmates are going to find a new home. Is it really going to be Wayne Manor though? That, combined with Shawn Crystal’s art, promises a really fun series. This is one of a couple new series I’m really looking forward to.

USA Today has more preview pages.

RED LANTERNS #35

Godhead has been a home run so far. Last week, we got to finally see how Kyle Rayner, the white lantern, is dealing with the New Gods and now, this week, we get to see how Guy deals with it, coming out of an emotional story line. Better yet, this issue has Simon Baz in it. The mixture of New Gods and Lanterns makes a lot of sense, and while I’ve been a bit bugged with how many, long-form, cross-over stories the Lantern books have been involved in, the first four parts of this story line have been incredibly fun and well worth the read. This is one of those few times where I’ll really urge readers to pick everything up in the cross-over.

Blastr has one more preview page.

Gregg “k4tz” Katzman’s picks

DEADPOOL #36

I can say with complete confidence that Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn’s time with Deadpool is quickly becoming one of the character’s best runs. Now, they still have plenty of time to really mess things up, but they’ve been delivering and then some arc after arc and it’s been consistently great (okay, the last one is the ONLY exception and that was mostly because of the artwork). The last issue marked the beginning of a brand new story and these two writers did a stunning job blending action, comedy, and drama. Seriously, if you’re interested in Deadpool, you need to read #35. I’m convinced it’ll win you over and motivate you to pick #36 up. It’s hilarious and character-driven. Oh, and then there’s the bonus fact that the very talented Mike Hawthorne (and colorist Jordie Bellaire) is back on the book. The dude’s a great fit for Wade’s world and he can handle whatever kind of tone the writers bring his way. This really is must read stuff, people.

TMNT/GHOSTBUSTERS #1

You know the Nintendo 64 kid video, right? That’s basically how I felt on the inside when IDW Publishing announced a TMNT and Ghostbusters team-up. Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening did incredible work with the Ghostbusters and Tom Waltz continues to make TMNT an excellent series, so it’s no wonder I’m thrilled about this comic. The concept alone is enough to pique my interest, but having this creative team behind the story gives me confidence that it’ll live up to the hype, too. Thanks to IDW for making this dream come true. Now, let’s hope it’s every bit as fun as it should be!

Honorable Mention: PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE #1

Corey “Undeadpool” Schroeder’s picks

MULTIVERSITY: THE JUST #1

In a world bereft of villainy, what becomes of the children of superheroes? So far, Grant Morrison’s been bringing us some of the strangest, most unique takes on DC’s vast, diverse roster and this seems like another opportunity to frame the DCU in another light. It’s a subject we’ve seen used recently by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, but I think that both casting it with well-known characters and setting it up in an established universe with established expectations, as well as compacting the storyline by making it only one issue will lead to a very, very different story. Ben Oliver has teamed with Morrison on a previous issue of Action Comics, and his style of photorealistic surrealism, as paradoxical as that sounds, is a perfect fit for Morrison’s wild visions.

Go to The A.V. Club for two more preview pages.

SHE-HULK #9

Shulkie. Daredevil. The Trial of Captain America. WHAT MORE COULD ANYONE WANT?! Oh, what’s that? You want series writer Charles Soule to keep bringing his unique take on the humor and drama of Jenn Walters’ world and life? Well it’s a good thing he’s writing the issue! Hang on…you ALSO want Javier Pulido’s stylized, unique visual take on the bizarre world that She-Hulk inhabits? That is ALSO happening! This is a book that’s at its best when it’s in a courtroom and there’s no higher profile client than Steve Rogers. The addition of a case stemming from Cap’s past in the war, and such an unusual one at that, just adds more and more intrigue.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8

Fan-favorite May “Mayday” Parker explodes onto the scene of Spider-Verse and, based on how Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends were treated, this could end badly for Spider-Girl. This is about as big as the stakes have been for the Spider-Verse backup stories if, for no other reason, than it’s impacting a previously ongoing title. Still, even when I don’t agree with his every decision, Dan Slott knows how to tell a compelling story. Oh and we also get to see more of the amazing team-up between Ms. Marvel and Peter Parker! Which…I just can’t wait. Giuseppe Camuncoli’s detailed, dark style looked great last issue, and I can’t see that being otherwise this time around.

Honorable Mention: AVENGERS #37

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Why Sandman Isn’t on DC Comics’ Movie Sched

Neil Gaiman has assured fans that The Sandman’s absence from Warner Bros.’s slate of DC Comics-based movies doesn’t mean that the adaption is in trouble, explaining it’s a Vertigo film. He also hints that more Vertigo movies may be announced in the future.

We’ve known since last year that an adaption of Gaiman’s The Sandman — starring and possibly also directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt — was in the works, with previous rumors suggesting it was coming out in December 2016 as part of the DC and Warner Bros.’ movie slate. But the adaption was noticeably absent when Warner Bros. unveiled its full slate of upcoming DC Comics-based movies through 2020.

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And the Identity of the New Robin Is…

Warning: this article contains spoilers for the identity of the new Robin. You have been warned.

The drawback with comic book solicitations is that they have a habit of spoiling comics months before they come out. That’s a problem DC has encountered with their January 2015 solicits. The cover and solicit text for Batman and Robin #38 make it very clear who the new Robin will be in the aftermath of the current “Robin Rises” storyline. That led Batman and Robin writer Pete Tomasi to tweet the issue’s cover ahead of its solicitation:

4169326-b0apstliaaaiglv Batman and Robin #38 cover by Patrick Gleason

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DC Comics January 2015 Covers and Solicitations

Each month when the monthly solicits come out, there are those that sift through them very carefully. It’s a way to gather up as much information as possible as to what we can expect. There are some spoilers below!

THE MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK #1

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art by NICOLA SCOTT, GARY FRANK, KLAUS JANSON, CAMERON STEWART, DAN JURGENS, CHRIS SPROUSE, BEN OLIVER and others

Cover by RIAN HUGHES

1:10 B&W Variant cover by RIAN HUGHES

1:25 Variant cover by TOM FOWLER

1:50 Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

1:100 Variant cover by GRANT MORRISON

On sale JANUARY 21 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • RATED T

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

The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!

With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics’ universe-shattering “Crisis” events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed!

The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC’s parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants. Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R. The Light Brigade, the Super-Americans and the Love Syndicate! Meet the Accelerated Man, Aquaflash, BiOmac and more!

Overflowing with today’s top artists and completely written by Grant Morrison himself, readers of the DC Universe can’t afford to pass up this oversized, sixth chapter of MULTIVERSITY!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #38

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by JASON FABOK

Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by TONY HARRIS

1:25 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details. This cover was previously scheduled to appear on issue #37.

The Amazo Virus infects the last Leaguer standing: Batman!

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #8

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN

Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by KARL KERSCHL

1:25 Variant cover by ROD REIS

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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

The penultimate chapter of “The Infinitus Saga” is here as the fate of the future is decided in a battle between Justice League United and the Legion of Super-Heroes!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #38

Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and WALDEN WONG

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by KELLEY JONES

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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

The members of JL Dark struggle to pull themselves back together from across the timestream to confront an evil in the present day!

AQUAMAN #38

Written by JEFF PARKER

Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and SEAN PARSONS

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by STEVE RUDE

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

Arthur feels the fallout from his monstrous battle with Gorilla Grodd, and the true threat of his mother’s return grows closer!

CONSTANTINE #21

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art by JEREMY HAUN

Cover by JUAN FERREYRA

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

With legions of Parademons on the attack, Constantine forges an alliance with Doctor Fate. But as time begins to run out, will they escape Earth-2 – or help destroy it?

AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #9

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by LAN MEDINA and ALLEN MARTINEZ

Cover by IVAN REIS

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Can the Others survive the combined onslaught of Cheshire, The KGBeast and The NKVDemon? Or will the sins of one member’s past finally destroy the team?

EARTH 2 #30

Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON

Art by ANDY SMITH

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

As the Avatars of Earth 2, led by Green Lantern, try to defend the planet from the forces of Apokolips, find out how these heroes became the protectors of their world and possibly its only hope for survival.

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #14

Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON

Art by TYLER KIRKHAM, ROBSON ROCHA, JAN DUURSEMA and JACK HERBERT

Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Mister Miracle, Mister Terrific and Fury fight for their lives as they try to escape Apokolips!

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #15

Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON

Art by EDDY BARROWS, EDUARDO PANSICA, JORGE JIMENEZ and PAULO SIQUERA

Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The final fate of Earth-2’s Clark Kent is revealed!

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #16

Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON

Art by JACK HERBERT, EDDY BARROWS, EDUARDO PANSICA and JORGE JIMENEZ

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The avatar of the Red of Earth 2 is released – and the battle turns for the heroes of Earth 2 as her power is used for both good and evil.

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #17

Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON

Art by ANDY SMITH

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Earth 2 becomes infected by the soul of Apokolips! Can former surgeon Thomas Wayne, the Batman of Earth-2, find a cure – or is it already too late?

DEATHSTROKE #4

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

1:25 Variant cover by MATEO SCALERA

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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

Slade’s journey into his past takes an unexpected turn, leading him to Gotham City – and Harley Quinn!

THE FLASH #38

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

The all-new, all-murderous Flash is posing as Barry Allen while the real Scarlet Speedster is trapped in the Speed Force!

GREEN ARROW #38

Written by ANDREW KREISBERG and BEN SOKOLOWSKI

Art by DANIEL SAMPERE and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

After a near-death experience at the hands of John King, billionaire Oliver Queen must fight a foe he can’t just beat with sheer force!

INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #7

Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by TOM GRUMMETT and SCOTT HANNA

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Happy New Year, Dr. Skuba! Serafina innocently gave the disturbed Dr. Skuba the power to control water – and now, Skuba has turned homicidal, threatening to sink all of Los Angeles. How can Serafina stop him?

KLARION #4

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art by TREVOR McCARTHY

Cover by TRADD MOORE

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Klarion does a very, very bad thing. Just how evil is Klarion, and how much damage will he do? Find out in “The Swarm Abides,” when Klarion drives the devil’s car and falls into a hell of his own making.

LOBO #4

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by REILLY BROWN and ALISON BORGES

Cover by BENGAL

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Continued from the pages of last month’s BATMAN/SUPERMAN #17! Lobo’s on mission to save Earth, and he doesn’t have time for distractions – especially from the Last Son of Krypton! Get ready for Lobo versus Superman!

SECRET ORIGINS #9

Written by CHARLES SOULE, PAUL LEVITZ and VAN JENSEN

Art by JAVI PINA, ALISSON BORGES and PAT BRODERICK

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On sale JANUARY 28 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Swamp Thing is in the spotlight in this new set of origin tales in a story written by Charles Soule with art by Javi Pina. Also in this issue: the origins of Power Girl by Paul Levitz and Alisson Borges, and Green Lantern John Stewart by Van Jensen and Pat Broderick.

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #13

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Winter’s coming to the future, and with it comes the frost queen herself: Ice! But is she the same hero the Justice League once knew? Maybe reuniting with old friends will warm her soul…or perhaps she just needs to create a little Fire!

SECRET SIX #2

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by KEN LASHLEY

Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM

1:25 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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

What is Catman’s strange secret – and how will it affect this new team? Find out in the second sensational issue of SECRET SIX!

THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #36

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by SCOT EATON and SCOTT HANNA

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

How much will the Nth metal change Frankenstein? Will he still be the monster we all love to fear? His journey will push him to face every part of his past, even as he faces the question of his own mortality. First stop: the House of Mystery and the Justice League Dark.

THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #37

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by AARON LOPRESTI and ART THIBERT

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The War changed everyone, and not for the better. After last issue’s shocking ending made one hero a murderer, find out how far Constantine went to win, and how Amethyst lost her magic! Don’t miss the return to Gemworld!

THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #38

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by ANDY McDONALD

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The fight you knew was coming since issue #12 – and you’ve been dreading since issue #23! Batman, Batman Beyond, Tim Drake, and…you know who!

THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #39

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Dr. Polaris is finally aboard the Justice League satellite, and he’ll be sure the Justice League faces the ghosts of every civilian they might’ve saved during the war, if only they didn’t consider themselves too godly to care. Also – up in the sky! It’s definitely not Superman. And it isn’t good!

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #6

Written by SEAN RYAN

Art by ROB HUNTER

Cover by JUAN FERREYRA

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Harley Quinn takes center stage! The Squad’s mission to China has gone to hell – and now an army of unstable super beings is trying to murder them and anything else that stands in their way!

STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES FEATURING G.I. ZOMBIE #6

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by SCOTT HAMPTON

Cover by DARWYN COOKE

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

G.I. Zombie and his new team sink deeper and deeper into the zombie rabbit hole, as what they thought would be a shoot ‘em up mission to take down a terrorist cell hits the fan! Curtain after curtain is pulled back on everything Jared thought he knew about the undead.

TEEN TITANS #6

Written by WILL PFEIFER

Art by SCOTT HEPBURN

Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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The fight for the soul of the Teen Titans continues as S.T.A.R. Labs and the team find themselves bonding over a new common enemy, just as the Titans bring in a new member: Power Girl.

TRINITY OF SIN #4

Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by YVEL GUICHET and JASON GORDER

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Trinity fights for their lives against a demonic army – but can they survive after being betrayed by one of their own? If they lose, a planet dies!

WONDER WOMAN #38

Written by MEREDITH FINCH

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON

1:50 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

1:100 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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With her people against her, Wonder Woman has left Paradise Island more uncertain of her intentions than ever before! And with only the mantle of God of War to turn to, she’s challenged to give that up!

SUPERMAN #38

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and wraparound cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN

1:50 Variant cover by LEE MODER

1:100 Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON

On sale JANUARY 28 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $5.99 US

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An extra-sized special issue of the world’s greatest hero brings in the New Year with a new costume, new powers and new friends and enemies! The epic team of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson conclude their first arc with twist after twist that will send Superman onto a new path and force Clark Kent to making a shocking decision! Plus: John Romita Jr. draws Batman!

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

ACTION COMICS #38

Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by AARON KUDER

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

1:25 Variant cover by JAE LEE

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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The Horror of Smallville has been unleashed on the world! Superman must stop the evil undead threat of the Ultrahumanite from crushing humanity!

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #15

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by IVAN REIS

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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Wonderstar’s destiny is starting to become clear – and his path may lead to the end of humanity! Will Superman and Wonder Woman be able to prevent him from becoming what – or who – he’s meant to be?

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WORLDS FINEST #30

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by JED DOUGHERTY

Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Terrible times are coming for Earth-2: A refugee from Apokolips brings warnings of doom, an impatient emissary is determined to bring Superman back for her master, and Batman wonders if Terry Sloan plans to betray the world. The secret history of Superman and Batman moves toward its awful climax!

SUPERGIRL #38

Written by MIKE JOHNSON and K. PERKINS

Art and cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by MICHAEL OEMING

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Supergirl faces her toughest class yet at the Crucible Academy – Humanity 101. Plus, a conspiracy surrounding the clone known as Superboy begins!

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BATMAN ETERNAL #40

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV,

RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY

Art by JUAN JOSE RYP

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

It’s three-way battle for survival between Batman, The Riddler…and Mother Nature?

BATMAN ETERNAL #41

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY

Art by JOE QUINONES

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Nanites are tearing The Narrows apart! Can Red Robin stop them while the rest of the city burns?

BATMAN ETERNAL #42

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY

Art by JOE QUINONES

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

You’ve been waiting for the debut of Bluebird – and here it is, though this story may not have a happy ending!

BATMAN ETERNAL #43

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY

Art by DAVID LAFUENTE

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Don’t miss this special issue that loops our story all the way back to where it started in BATMAN #28 – but with a twist you won’t see coming!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #18

Written by GREG PAK

Art by ARDIAN SYAF and SANDRA HOPE

Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and DANNY MIKI

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

1:25 Variant cover by JUANJO

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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Superman uncovers the identity of the unseen terror that has been destroying targets related to him, while Batman seeks to protect Lois Lane! This time the truth will hurt in more ways than Superman could imagine!

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BATMAN #38

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV

Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI

Backup story art by SAM KIETH

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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“Endgame” part 4. The Joker is back! This time, no more funny stuff. And in the backup story, five Arkham Asylum escapees share their encounters with The Joker!

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BATMAN AND ROBIN #38

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by DAVE BULLOCK

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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The team of Batman and Robin are together again! But what is the new dynamic for this crimefighting duo now that Damian has super powers of his own?

BATGIRL #38

Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER

Art by BABS TARR

Cover by CAMERON STEWART

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by AARON LOPRESTI

Blank variant cover

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Things are going surprisingly well in Batgirl’s new life! But nothing good ever lasts long in Gotham City – and the other yellow boot is about to drop…hard!

ARKHAM MANOR #4

Written by GERRY DUGGAN

Art and cover by SHAWN CRYSTAL

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

As if Batman didn’t have enough trouble containing the Spider in Arkham Manor, now he has to contend with the newest inmate to arrive: Mr. Freeze!

GRAYSON #6

Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING

Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by JOCK

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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It’s the battle you never thought you’d see, as Grayson goes toe to toe with the Midnighter!

GOTHAM ACADEMY #4

Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER

Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The hunt for the Ghost of Gotham Academy begins!

GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #3

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art and cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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There’s a dark secret in Gotham General Hospital – a supernatural menace that could infect the whole city! But Detective Lisa Drake of the Midnight Shift has a dark secret of her own…and when this new threat brings it out, the only thing Jim Corrigan can do is get out of the way!

DETECTIVE COMICS #38

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

1:25 Variant cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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The people of Gotham City have spoken – and now, Anarky runs wild in the streets!

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HARLEY QUINN #14

Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by CHAD HARDIN

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by BRUCE TIMM

1:25 Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Everyone knows that Harley’s not quite over her last ex-boyfriend. Can she really open her heart to another man? Well, Mason Macabre’s not like any other guy she’s known before…and not just because he hasn’t tried to kill her yet!

CATWOMAN #38

Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE

Art by GARRY BROWN

Cover by JAE LEE

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by TY TEMPLETON

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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It had to happen! Batman confronts Selina over her ascension to the top of Gotham City’s criminal underworld – and the gloves come off!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #38

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by R.B. SILVA

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Jason Todd risks everything to save Starfire as he takes on Crux high over the skies above Arkham Asylum! He may be outmatched, but Jason Todd has a new secret weapon: the power of the super-drug Venom.

BATWOMAN #38

Written by MARC ANDREYKO

Art by JASON MASTERS

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Batwoman’s team of misfit vigilantes known as the Unknowns continues to dig deep into the cult rampaging across Gotham City!

GREEN LANTERN #38

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by ADMIRA WIJAYA

Cover by BILLY TAN

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

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After the relentless challenges of “Lights Out,” “Uprising” and “Godhead,” Hal Jordan heads to Earth for some much-needed R&R. But the results of his leading the Corps weigh heavily on his shoulders, as do the personal costs. The next perilous saga in the career of the greatest Green Lantern is about to begin – and Hal doesn’t even know it yet! Guest starring Carol Ferris!

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

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38

Written by VAN JENSEN

Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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The devastated Corps returns to a universe that has grown much different – and much more dangerous – in their absence. John Stewart must lead the weakened Green Lanterns against a truly demonic threat’s expanding its dark reach across the cosmos.

RED LANTERNS #38

Written by LANDRY WALKER

Art by J. CALAFIORE

Cover by SCOTT HEPBURN

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Guy carries the guilt of the lives lost in the Atrocitus War, and while he’s dedicated his life to finding redemption through safeguarding Earth, can a man carrying a death wish truly be a hero?

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #38

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by DIOGENES NEVES and MARC DEERING

Cover by BRAD WALKER and

ANDREW HENNESSY

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The events of “Godhead” are behind him, but Kyle now knows he faces a horrible – and finite – future. What will he do with the time he has left?

SWAMP THING #38

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

“The Machine Queen” part 4! It’s all-out action as Swamp Thing launches a counterattack against the Machine Army! Plus, Anton Arcane brings back the Un-Men in the most gruesome way possible!

SINESTRO #9

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY

Cover by ANDY KUBERT

THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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It was only a matter of time before the worst Yellow Lantern of them all returned! Mongul was so evil he had to be taken down, but now he’s back! And that’s the last thing Sinestro needs as a rescue mission to find more Korugarian exiles leads straight to the growing threat of the Paling. Introducing the new art team of Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy (GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS).

MORTAL KOMBAT X #1

Written by SHAWN KITTELSEN

Art by DEXTER SOY

Scorpion variant cover by IVAN REIS

Sub-Zero variant cover by IVAN REIS

1:10 Video game art cover

On sale JANUARY 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • DIGITAL FIRST

Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

Get over here…for an all-new digital-first series set before the events of 2015’s highly anticipated game Mortal Kombat X! Prepare yourself for the brutal adventures of all your favorite Mortal Kombat characters and witness the rise of the next generation of Kombatants!

This premiere issue features two interlocking covers by superstar artist Ivan Reis!

THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #4

Written by ANDREW KREISBERG, BROOKE EIKMEIER and KATHERINE WALCZAK

Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR

Photo cover

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

In the stunning conclusion of our first story arc, The Flash squares off against thousands of Central City citizens under the control of the dastardly Mr. Bliss! Can the S.T.A.R. Labs crew help Barry end Bliss’s reign of terror before it’s too late?

ARROW SEASON 2.5 #4

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM and KETO SHIMIZU

Art by JOE BENNETT, CRAIG YEUNG and SZYMON KUDRANSKI

Photo cover

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

After battling a small army of Blood’s followers, the Arrow finds himself face-to-face with the Huntress! But what is she doing in Starling City? And why does she want Oliver dead??

INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #7

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE, EMANUEL

SIMEONI and AGUSTIN PADILLA

Cover by PHILIP TAN

On sale JANUARY 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Three new Multiverse heroes struggle to defend the world of Nil from a siege by an army of Nightmare Metallos. Batman and his first team arrive, but it may be too late for Dr. Fate, Power Girl and Green Arrow. And where is Nix Uotan, last of the Monitors?

BATMAN ‘66 #19

Written by JEFF PARKER

Art by LEONARDO ROMERO

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale JANUARY 28 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Lord Marmaduke Ffogg has come to Gotham City, and he’s brought a bit of old Londinium with him. Specifically, some of that city’s famous fog! But this is no normal fog. His malicious mist may just find the entire populace saying “Gor Blimey!” Can Batman and Robin see their way clear to stop this cloudy culprit in time, or will the city swing like a pendulum, too?

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #7

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by BRUNO REDONDO and MIKE S. MILLER

Cover by MIKE S. MILLER

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

It all began when Superman learned that his wife, Lois Lane, was pregnant. But then came The Joker’s terrible machinations, and the horrible tragedy that took her life and destroyed Metropolis. From that moment, Superman – and the world – were changed forever. But suppose none of that had ever happened?

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #8

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by BRUNO REDONDO and MIKE S. MILLER

Cover by NEIL GOOGE

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Wonder Woman is back – and she’s not happy with what’s happened since she left. She’s kicking butt and taking names, and Sinestro is the first on her list! Plus, it’s payback time for Superman’s enemies, and neither Batman’s Gotham City-based resistance nor Constantine and his mystical allies are safe from the coming storm. But Constantine still has a trump card to play.

HE-MAN: THE ETERNITY WAR #2

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by POP MHAN

Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

The battle begins! As He-Man leads his newly acquired army of Snake Men into battle to make a surprise first strike against the Dark Horde, Man-At-Arms reveals his secret plan to overtake the Horde’s defenses. How will the Masters take down the Dark Horde’s devastating Orbital Disruptor? Find out as this new MOTU epic continues!

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: CONTINUITY #2

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by IG GUARA, J.P. MAYER and JULIO FERREIRA

Cover by CAT STAGGS

On sale JANUARY 14 • 40 pg, FC, 2 of 4, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Lois and Clark are forced to team up with a most unlikely ally – but how can they trust Lex Luthor? Then, the Manhunters attack! Batman, Wonder Woman, and some of Superman’s past allies defend Earth by fighting alongside Superman – united!

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #6

Written by MICHAEL JELENIC and ADAM P. KNAVE

Art by DREW JOHNSON, RAY SNYDER and MATTHEW DOW SMITH

Cover by PAUL DAVEY

On sale JANUARY 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Hippolyta’s first rule of war is demonstrated in “Generations,” as Diana and Cheetah battle over a phoenix egg – and its promise of immortality! Then Diana and Big Barda fight the awesome menace of robot gorillas in “Not Included.”

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 4: CLAY TP

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art by ALEX MALEEV, CLIFF RICHARDS and ALBERTO PONTICELLI

Cover by ALEX MALEEV

On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In these tales from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #22-29, the origin of Clayface is revealed! Batman and Commissioner Gordon are forced into a tight corner as Clayface embarks on a murder spree throughout Gotham City. But what led Clayface to become a monster?

BATWING VOL. 5: INTO THE DARK TP

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA

Cover by DAN PANOSIAN

On sale FEBRUARY 25 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US

The Gotham Underground is about to boil over with anarchy, and no matter who triumphs, Batwing will be the first target. He must travel into the madness that is The Gotham Underground to put an end to those behind the uprising! Will Batman, Inc., be in the market for a new Batwing? Find out in these stories from issues BATWING #27-34 and BATWING: FUTURE’S END #1.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT UNWRAPPED BY DAVID FINCH DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by DAVID FINCH, GRANT MORRISON, PAUL JENKINS and JUDD WINICK

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH

On sale MARCH 25 • 288 pg, B&W, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $34.99 US

This fantastic unwrapped collection features tales of the Dark Knight written and pencilled by superstar artist David Finch from the pages of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1-3, BATMAN: THE RETURN #1 and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT Vol. 2 #1-7 and 9, all in pencil form.

DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN TP

Written by ANDY KUBERT and GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT

On sale FEBRUARY 18 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Damian Wayne, the son of Batman, has adopted the cape and cowl as his own…but what horrific events set this troubled hero on the path of his dark destiny? It’s a possible future that may never be in this epic written and drawn by Andy Kubert! Plus, in a tale written by Grant Morrison, Damian Wayne is the Batman of Tomorrow in a story set 15 years from now in a nightmarish future Gotham City! Collecting DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN #1-4 and BATMAN #666.

CONSTANTINE VOL. 3: THE VOICE IN THE FIRE TP

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art by ACO, EDGAR SALAZAR and JAY LEISTEN

Cover by VICTOR IBANEZ

On sale FEBRUARY 18 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Lost in the fallout of “Forever Evil: Blight,” John Constantine has sold out to the Cold Flame! How will DCU’s mystic con man deal with the repercussions of this universe-changing event? Collecting CONSTANTINE #13-17 and CONSTANTINE: FUTURE’S END #1!

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 5 – GODKILLERS TP

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by BRAD WALKER, ANDREW

HENNESSY, DIOGENES NEVES, and others

Cover by JEREMY ROBERTS

On sale FEBRUARY 18 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US

The fiery religion of the goddess X’Hal has brought peace to a star system that has only known conflict! But that peace won’t last long because the mysterious beings known as The Godkillers have X’Hal and Kyle Rayner in their sights! Learn more in these stories from issues #28-34!

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED VOL. 1: JUSTICE LEAGUE CANADA HC

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by MIKE McKONE and JED DOUGHTERTY

Cover by MIKE McKONE

On sale MARCH 4 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In the aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, Adam Strange is caught up in an adventure across the far reaches of the cosmos that will unite an unexpected team of heroes including Supergirl, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Martian Manhunter and Animal Man – but if they’re on the team, who exactly is Canadian? And don’t miss the debut of the young Canadian hero known as Miiyahbin! It’s all here in stories from JLU #0-4, JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK VOL. 5: PARADISE LOST TP

Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by ANDRES GUINALDO, MARK IRWIN and WALDEN WONG

Cover by MIKEL JANIN

On sale FEBRUARY 25• 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

The fallout from the JL Dark’s battles with Blight and the Trinity of Sin during Forever Evil has left the team in tatters. As Zatanna takes charge, an angry and confused team must put aside their differences to battle the Pantheon! Collecting issues #30-34 and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: FUTURES END #1!

SECRET ORIGINS VOL. 1 TP

Written by GREG PAK, KYLE HIGGINS, TONY BEDARD, RAY FAWKES, JEFF PARKER, SCOTT LOBDELL, ROBERT VENDITTI, AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JEFF LEMIRE, PETER J. TOMASI and more

Art by LEE WEEKS, DOUG MAHNKE, PAULO SIQUEIRA, DUSTIN NGUYEN, TONY PARKER, JEREMY HAUN, MARTIN COCCOLO, TREVOR McCARTHY, TYLER KIRKHAM, STEPHANE ROUX, DENYS COWAN, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, IAN BERTRAM and more

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

At last, the origins of The New 52’s World’s Greatest Heroes are revealed in stories from SECRET ORIGINS #1-4! Included here are the origins of The Last Son of Krypton and Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, Batwoman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow and many more!

TEEN TITANS VOL. 5: THE TRIAL OF KID FLASH TP

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by ANGEL UNZUETA, TYLER KIRKHAM, BARRY KITSON, ART THIBERT and others

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale FEBRUARY 4 • 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US

As seen in FOREVER EVIL, the Teen Titans have taken a fall through time itself! Along the way, they learn the secrets of Bart Allen’s past – but can they stop his evil future self? Find out in these stories from issues #24-30 and ANNUAL #2.

SUPERMAN VOL. 4: PSI WAR TP

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and FRANK HANNAH

Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT, AARON KUDER, TYLER KIRKHAM and others Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale FEBRUARY 4 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In these tales from SUPERMAN #18-24 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2, the Queen of H.I.V.E. has placed Hector Hammond’s thoughts in Superman’s mind in an effort to control the Man of Steel. But the merging of these minds brings about hallucinations that cause Superman to experience different realities – and view allies as threats!

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN VOL. 2: WAR AND PEACE HC

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by TONY S. DANIEL, PAULO SIQUEIRA, PASCAL ALIXE, THONY SILAS, ED BENES and others

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

On sale MARCH 18 • 284 pg, FC, $24.99 US

To stop Doomsday from destroying his adopted planet, Superman fought him to the bitter end. But with one threat gone, a new one surfaces inside the body of the Last Son of Krypton. Now, Superman must fight a battle within his own mind, body and heart – with the help of the woman he loves. But will even that be enough to save the doomed Superman? Collects SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #8-12 and ANNUAL #1, plus SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1 and WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1.

SUPERMAN: DOOMED HC

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, GREG PAK and CHARLES SOULE

Art by AARON KUDER, TONY S. DANIEL, KEN LASHLEY and others

Cover by AARON KUDER

On sale MARCH 25 • 544 pg, FC, $49.99 US

It’s Superman vs. Doomsday as you’ve never seen it before! In this New 52 epic, Superman’s battle against Doomsday is only the beginning, as the Man of Steel becomes infected with Doomsday’s powers and traits! How can he overcome this threat that comes from inside himself? Find out in stories from SUPERMAN: DOOMED #1 and 2, ACTION COMICS #30-35, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #7-12, SUPERMAN #30, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #3, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1, SUPERGIRL #34-35 and BATMAN/SUPERMAN #11!

BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET HC

Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN

Art by TY TEMPLETON

Cover by ALEX ROSS

On sale MARCH 18 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US

Superstar filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor/comedian Ralph Garman reunite Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin and Kato! But what could force these rivals to join forces? How about the deadly team of General Gumm and The Joker! Don’t miss this hardcover collecting the 6-issue miniseries. Copublished with Dynamite.

BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by PAUL DINI and BRUCE TIMM

Art and cover by BRUCE TIMM

On sale MARCH 18 • 96 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $17.99 US

Written and drawn by the masterminds behind Batman: The Animated Series, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, this epic reveals the origins of Harley Quinn as she proves her love to The Joker by trying to eliminate the Dark Knight on her own! Now in a deluxe format with exclusive extras and bonus material!

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED VOL. 4 TP

Written by KAREN TRAVISS

Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE, FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO, TONY SHASTEEN and others

Cover by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

On sale FEBRUARY 4 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

The prequel to the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham City concludes with these tales from issues #16-20. The Bookbinder has corrupted Gotham City’s food supply, leaving the Dark Knight in a race against time to uncover the identity of this threat to his city!

BATMAN: BLINK TP

Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE

Art by VAL SEMEIKS and DAN GREEN

Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE

On sale FEBRUARY 18 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

When a blind man with the power to see through the eyes of other men accidentally taps into the mind of a serial killer, Batman finds himself at the center of a conspiracy that reaches from the streets of Gotham City straight up into its cathedrals of power. Collects BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #156-158 and #164-167.

BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT, DARK CITY TP

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by KIERON DWYER, JIM APARO, TOM MANDRAKE and others

Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA

On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In this tale from BATMAN #452-454 and DETECTIVE COMICS #629-633, Batman is led through an urban labyrinth by the Riddler, who seems to have become a monster determined to drive Batman insane. In his quest, the Riddler is working with an occultist who has summoned a demon to stop Batman – but in the process, the Riddler himself is slowly changing into a nightmarish beast!

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE VOL. 4: WHAT LIES WITHIN TP

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by RAFAEL KAYANAN and others

Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR

On sale FEBRUARY 25 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Randor’s quest for The Sorceress continues in these tales from issues #7-12! Deep in Subternia, the Masters of the Universe face unimaginable horrors. The harrowing nightmares of the Ring of Dreams threaten to overwhelm He-Man and Randor. Meanwhile, on the Ring of Earth, Moss Man is dying – and the final gamble of the King may prove fatal.

ORION BY WALTER SIMONSON OMNIBUS EDITION HC

Written by WALTER SIMONSON and others

Art by WALTER SIMONSON, FRANK MILLER, JIM LEE and others

Cover by WALTER SIMONSON

On sale MARCH 25 • 688 pg, FC, $75.00 US

Legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson takes on Jack Kirby’s Fourth World! These tales star the heroes and villains of the Fourth World as Darkseid seeks the Anti-Life Equation and Orion battles to stop him! Collects ORION #1-25 and stories from JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD #9-11 and 13!

SHAZAM!: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC

Written by OTTO BINDER, DENNIS O’NEIL, GEOFF JOHNS and others

Art by C.C. BECK, KURT SCHAFFENBERGER, GARY FRANK and others

Cover ALEX ROSS

On sale MARCH 4 • 400 pg, FC, $39.99 US

DC Comics celebrates the World’s Mightiest Mortal in this new collection starring Captain Marvel and his extended crimefighting family: Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel, Tawky Tawny and more, plus villains Dr. Sivana, Mr. Mind, Black Adam and others!

SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: A DC COMICS ADVENTURE TP

Written by JOSH ELDER

Art by ADAM ARCHER

Video game art cover

On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US

The sequel to the video game SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED arrives in this title collecting SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: A CRISIS OF IMAGINATION chapters #1-9, plus a digital short never before available in print! Following the events of Scribblenauts Unmasked, Madame Xanadu and Phantom Stranger enlist the help of Maxwell and Lily to save the DC Universe as we know it.

SECRET SIX VOL. 1: VILLAINS UNITED TP

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by BRAD WALKER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, DALE EAGLESHAM and others

Cover by J.G. JONES

On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 328 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Collecting the stories that led into INFINITE CRISIS from VILLAINS UNITED #1-6, the SECRET SIX 6-issue miniseries and VILLAINS UNITED: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1! Six of justice’s deadliest enemies have banded together to keep the super-heroic community from tampering with their minds – and to show just how deadly they can be!

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP TP

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

On sale FEBRUARY 25 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Scooby and the gang meet some of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes in these stories from issues #1-6, including Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman and the Teen Titans, as they take on the monstrous threat of Man-Bat, explore a Titans Tower mystery, and meet the unpredictable imp known as…Scooby- Mite?!

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #8

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art by SCOTT JERALDS

Cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Scooby and the gang meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy… (you can sing the rest of the theme song for yourself!). In the far-flung future, everyday people like the Jetsons don’t like to believe in superstition. But people are people – and they flip their jetpacks to overdrive to flee from the unexpected appearance of the Space-Age Spectre!

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #53

Written by GEORGIA BALL

Art by SCOTT JERALDS

Cover by SCOTT NEELY

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

When Scooby and the gang head down to Georgia to investigate a haunting in a stately Southern mansion, their investigation is interrupted by a ghost-hunting reality show created to solve the same case! Can the gang find a way to work around the TV crew and solve the mystery? Or will both teams be overwhelmed by the terror of the Lady in Pink?

EFFIGY #1

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by MARLEY ZARCONE

Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES

1:13 Variant cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

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

After a sex-tape scandal, former Hollywood child star turned Z-lister Chondra Jackson returns to her hometown of Effigy Mound, IL, to find a seemingly impossible crime – a fresh corpse in an ancient Indian burial site. Even weirder, the murder resembles a scene from an episode of her old TV show, Star Cop, a live-action children’s show about a kid detective.

As Chondra starts to investigate, she stumbles upon a bizarre cult that worships celebrities as eternal effigies. And these cult members aren’t just worshiping – they’re also ritually sacrificing anyone who defies their veneration of the beautiful and famous. Chondra’s probe takes her on a terrifying tour of burial mounds across the world, from Stonehenge to the Nazca Lines of Peru. But what is the link between the cult, Chondra’s hometown, and her own bloodline? Will Chondra become the hero detective she played as a child…or is she in fact the cult’s unwitting messiah?

Written by rising star Tim Seeley (BATMAN ETERNAL, GRAYSON, Revival) and illustrated by Marley Zarcone (Black Circle, MADAME XANADU), EFFIGY is a twisted murder mystery and conspiracy tale that examines celebrity, godhood, and the price of fame.

FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US #1

Written by MATTHEW STURGES and DAVE JUSTUS

Art by STEVE SADOWSKI, SHAWN McMANUS and TRAVIS MOORE

Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO

1:13 Variant cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

On sale JANUARY 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

MATURE READERS • DIGITAL FIRST

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

Even before the first issue of FABLES, there were stories to be told, shadowy avenues to explore, and lives hanging in the balance! Bigby Wolf has seen plenty in his time as Sheriff of Fabletown…but nothing can prepare him for this…

It all starts with a simple domestic disturbance. But when Bigby learns that his old nemesis, the Woodsman who has an axe to grind, is part of the scene, things go downhill fast. And how will Bigby and Snow White keep their heads long enough to crack the case when they get caught up in a grisly murder mystery?

Vertigo’s first-ever digital-first series, FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US is a gripping adaptation and expansion of the smash-hit video game from Telltale Games, and an official prequel to Bill Willingham’s bestselling FABLES! Written by FABLES alum Matthew Sturges (JACK OF FABLES) and Dave Justus (HOUSE OF MYSTERY), with art by Stephen Sadowski (JSA), Shawn McManus (FABLES/FAIREST), and Travis Moore (JSA ALL STARS)!

FABLES #148

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA and ANDREW PEPOY

Backup story art by TERRY MOORE

Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

At long last Rose Red learns the truth about her mother, her sister and herself. This is why they’re so magical. This is why all of that wild magic is affecting their lives now. And this is why one will ultimately have to kill the other. Apparently that’s what siblings in this family do. Plus: Terry Moore illustrates the backup feature, “The Last Story of Beauty and the Beast.”

FAIREST #33

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by MEGHAN HETRICK

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE

Retailers: This story was originally solicited to appear in FAIREST #21.

This final issue of FAIREST features a special stand-alone story written by Bill Willingham! Don’t miss the return of fan-favorite maniac Goldilocks, with art by Meghan Hetrick (BODIES, BATMAN ETERNAL, THE JOKER’S DAUGHTER) and a special horizontal format cover by Adam Hughes!

ASTRO CITY #19

Written by KURT BUSIEK

Art by BRENT ANDERSON

Cover by ALEX ROSS

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • Rated T

As her career may be ending, Quarrel looks back at her earliest days as a super hero, including the roots of her on-again/off-again romance with Crackerjack. Plus: Honor Guard and the Omega Rangers!

ASTRO CITY: PRIVATE LIVES HC

Written by KURT BUSIEK

Art by BRENT ANDERSON and GRAHAM NOLAN

Cover by ALEX ROSS

On sale MARCH 11 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In these tales from ASTRO CITY #11-16, get to know the assistant to one of Astro City’s newest and most powerful mystic heroes, the Silver Adept. Plus, we take a look at the Gentleman Bandit as he continues his life of well-dressed crime as a member of the Menagerie Gang, and meet the proprietor of a roadside killer-robot sanctuary and museum. But the Broken Man isn’t done with our town yet, and he spies on both the Dancing Master and Starbright – a teen super hero whose destiny is entwined with that of his greatest foe!

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #9

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Trapped behind the wall, Felicia and Pearl must run from the horrors they find lurking in Area 51. Whether they make it out alive or become test tube experiments may not be up to them. AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE continues here!

BODIES #7

Written by SI SPENCER

Art by DEAN ORMSTON, PHIL WINSLADE, MEGHAN HETRICK and TULA LOTAY

Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Coppers undercover, coppers under lovers, coppers on drugs and genocide uncovered. The penultimate tick of the tock before the courtroom dock, the future shock, the hangman’s drop and the doomsday clock.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #17

Written by SIMON OLIVER

Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI

Cover by NATHAN FOX

On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

With the universe tearing apart at the seams, Adam is faced with a choice: either watch from the sidelines or join forces with a man he cannot trust.

HINTERKIND #14

Written by IAN EDGINTON

Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI

Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

One world dies, and another is born. As the various armies of the Hinterkind – vampires, centaurs, elves and more – sense their time has come and begin to mass their forces for all-out war, there is a glimmer of hope for peace in the form of one Prosper Monday. Who, or what, is she really?

THE NAMES #5

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ

Cover by CELIA CALLE

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Now a 9-issue miniseries! Flaherty’s brain has been destroyed by The Surgeon’s scalpel – and Philip’s brain is just as blitzed by the sight of Katya’s naked body – as the psychopath called The Surgeon closes in. Sex, violence, enigmatic Dark Loops, dark hearts and a devastating twist turn everything on its head in this issue!

THE KITCHEN #3

Written by OLLIE MASTERS

Art by MING DOYLE

Cover by BECKY CLOONAN

On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Kath and Raven continue to solidify their bloody hold over the rackets of Hell’s Kitchen, and we get a glimpse into their childhood – and what it was like being rival siblings of the toughest Irish gangster in New York.

VERTIGO QUARTERLY: BLACK #1

Written by Mary H.K. Choi, Francesco Francavilla, Tom King, Jeff Lemire, Steven T. Seagle , Si Spencer and more

Art by Francesco Francavilla, John Paul Leon, Jeff Lemire, Will Morris, Fabio Moon and more

Design cover

One shot • On sale JANUARY 28 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS

BLACK is back for the final issue of the CMYK Quarterly. We’ve got some of comics’ top writers and artists coming at you with bold statements and dark accents. Join us as we celebrate VERTIGO’s favorite color and the anthology that’s been bringing it all year long.

WOLF MOON #2

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by JEREMY HAUN

Cover by RYAN KELLY

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

How do you hunt a werewolf if a different person becomes the monster with every cycle of the moon? The Wolf continues to elude Dillon, and now the trail is going cold. Hoping to uncover some clues, Dillon turns to a reclusive expert on werewolf legends, and what he learns crushes any hope of ever destroying the creature.

OCEAN/ORBITER DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Art by COLLEEN DORAN, CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY

Cover TBD

On sale MARCH 18 • 264 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

Two classic science fiction epics written by Warren Ellis are collected together for the first time! In OCEAN #1-6, U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane must learn what lies under Europa’s half-mile-thick mantle of ice. And in the original graphic novel ORBITER, a long-missing space shuttle crash lands on Earth to unlock a mystery that will unfold deep in outer space.

HELLBLAZER VOL. 10: IN THE LINE OF FIRE TP

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Art and cover by SEAN PHILLIPS

On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these never before collected stories from HELLBLAZER #97-107,

Constantine comes to the aid of his downstairs neighbor, a dimwitted, epileptic giant whose home is haunted by a persistent ghost. Plus, John’s affinity with the supernatural spoils a soccer game when a demon that thrives on hooliganism shows up.

SUPERMAN & BATMAN BOOKENDS

BASED ON THE ARTWORK CREATED BY JIM LEE

SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER & ADAM ROSS

Display your most treasured Batman and Superman graphic novels with these amazing bookends of The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel based on the designs of superstar artist Jim Lee!

Measures Approximately 8.75″ Tall

$299.95 US * On Sale May 2015 * Allocations May Occur

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: THE CREEPER, ROBIN, HARLEY QUINN, AND KILLER CROC WITH BABY DOLL ACTION FIGURES

Build your Batman collection with these highly articulated 6-inch scale action figures that transform the designs of the Emmy Award-winning animated series to poseable works of art.

Each figure comes with multiple show specific accessories!

EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

$24.95 US • On Sale May 2015 * Allocations May Occur

THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES: CREEPER – 6.25″

THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES: KILLER CROC – 7″

BABY DOLL – 2.5″

THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES: ROBIN – 4.75″

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: HARLEY QUINN –5.25″

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS MERA STATUE

DESIGNED BY ANT LUCIA

SCULPTED BY TIM MILLER

Bring the depths of Atlantis to the surface with this stunningly stylized statue of Aquaman’s super-powered lady love, based on the popular pinup style of the 1940s and 50s!

Limited Edition of 5,200

Measures Approximately 12″ Tall (To top of trident)

$124.95 US • On Sale May 2015 * Allocations May Occur

ARROW (TV): DEADSHOT AND THE DARK ARCHER ACTION FIGURES

The world’s deadliest assassin and Arrow’s nemesis are perfectly captured with these amazing action figures based on their appearances in the smash-hit CW series from Warner Bros. Television!

THE DARK ARCHER – 6.75″

DEADSHOT – 6.75″

EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

$24.95 US • On Sale May 2015 * Allocations May Occur

DC COMICS SUPER HEROES: NIGHTWING BUST

DESIGNED BY JIM LEE

SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP

The defender of Blüdhaven is ready to take on any foe in this intricately sculpted bust designed by superstar artist Jim Lee!

Limited Edition of 2500

Measures Approximately 6″ Tall

$49.95 US • On Sale May 2015 * Allocations May Occur

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: BATMAN BY IVAN REIS STATUE

DESIGNED BY IVAN REIS

SCULPTED BY MAT BROUILLARD

The Dark Knight leaps from the pages of the best-selling series JUSTICE LEAGUE into your home with this sensational statue designed by superstar artist Ivan Reis!

Limited Edition of 5,200

Measures Approximately 6.5″ Tall

$79.95 US • On Sale May 2015 * Allocations May Occur

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL BY SEAN “CHEEKS” GALLOWAY STATUE

DESIGNED BY SEAN “CHEEKS” GALLOWAY

SCULPTED BY IRENE MATAR

The best-selling line continues with this highly stylized statue of the Man of Steel based on the designs of fan-favorite artist Sean “Cheeks” Galloway!

Limited Edition of 5,200

Measures Approximately 8.9″ Tall

$79.95 US • On Sale May 2015 * Allocations May Occur

DC COMICS – THE NEW 52: NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURE

The acrobatic vigilante Nightwing flips his way into your home ready to serve up justice with this all-new action figure based on his designs from the pages of DC Comics -The New 52!

NIGHTWING – 6.75″

RESOLICIT * Action Figure * $24.95 US • On Sale March 2015 * Allocations May Occur

This item is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY CLAYFACE DELUXE ACTION FIGURE

The monstrous Clayface can take any shape—including that of an awesome action figure like this one based on the villain’s appearance from the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham City. Clayface comes with accessories and replaceable arms.

RESOLICIT * Action Figure * $99.95 US • On Sale March 2015 * Allocations May Occur

This item is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

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The New 52 Group Solicits, Part 4 (January 2015)

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Momoa Talks Playing Aquaman

Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa has opened up about his role as Aquaman on the big screen.

According to ComicBook.com, Momoa appeared at the Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta this weekend. While there, he said that while he doesn’t know much about the recently announced standalone film, he expects that shooting won’t take place until 2016 or 2017.

“I don’t know the director,” he said. “I know about as much as you guys know. I know the Justice League will come first. That’s really what we’re going to focus on. I’m not sure if it will be

prior to Justice League or post. I don’t know too much about it. It will probably be where he came from. It will probably be his whole origin story I would think…I mean I don’t even want to get quoted on this s***. So I know we’re going to do Justice League first.”

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The New 52 Group Solicits, Part 3 (January 2015)

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Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack to be Released on Cassette

Credit: Marvel Music/Hollywood Records

Prepare your boomboxes for awesomeness. Billboard announced today that the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on cassette tape. The soundtrack has already come to CD, digital release, and LP, but now it’s coming to the format that Star Lord wanted fans to hear it in: the glory of cassette tape.

The soundtrack spent two weeks at number one this summer and is the 10th largest selling album of 2014, moving 543,000 units. The cassette version of this soundtrack hits stores on November 17th; however, it will be limited. Disney has not said how many copies will be released but the cassette will be exclusive to the community of independent retailers associated with Record Store Day. Each cassette will come with a digital download version of the album as well.

Guardians of the Galaxy will hit DVD/Blu-Ray on December 9th.

Here’s a quick reminder of what’s on the soundtrack:

1. Blue Swede: “Hooked on a Feeling”

2. Raspberries: “Go All the Way”

3. Norman Greenbaum: “Spirit in the Sky”

4. David Bowie: “Moonage Daydream”

5. Elvin Bishop: “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”

6. 10cc: “I’m Not in Love”

7. Jackson 5: “I Want You Back”

8. Redbone: “Come and Get Your Love”

9. The Runaways: “Cherry Bomb”

10. Rupert Holmes: “Escape (the Pina Colada Song)”

11. The Five Stairsteps: “O-O-H Child”

12. Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

Source: Billboard

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The New 52 Group Solicits, Part 2 (January 2015)

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