DC Comics by Canadians – November 2010 solicitations

It’s a big month for DC Comics in November and many Canadian creators are working on some pretty big launches this month including

Yanick Paquette illustrates BATMAN, INC. #1

David Finch‘s new Batman series BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1 debuts. Finch will be writing and drawing it.

Jeff Lemire writes SUPERBOY #1

– The Karl Kerschl / Cameron Stewart collaboration ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE FALL #1 debuts

– the second SWEET TOOTH collection by Jeff Lemire will arrive in stores.

All of these and more in November 2010!

BATMAN, INC. #1
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:200 Sketch variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Grant Morrison continues his earth-shattering run on the Batman titles with this exciting, new ongoing series! Featuring art by the remarkable Yanick Paquette (SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER), BATMAN, INC. marks the next stage of evolution for The Dark Knight. This can’t-miss series will star not just Bruce Wayne as Batman, but also a huge number of guest-stars! Don’t miss out on this all-new start to a stunning direction for Batman!
Retailers please note: This issue ships with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale NOVEMBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1
Written by DAVID FINCH
Art by DAVID FINCH & SCOTT WILLIAMS
Cover by DAVID FINCH
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE
1:200 Sketch variant cover by DAVID FINCH
Comics superstar David Finch takes full creative control (both writing and illustrating!) on this brand-new Batman monthly series! Joined by the best of the best – Scott Williams – on inks, this new series is sure to be on everyone’s must-read pile! Delving into the more supernatural and esoteric areas of Gotham City, the 6-part storyline explores the horrific murder of one of Bruce Wayne’s childhood friends…and the terrible ramifications the brutal crime has on Batman’s life!
Retailers please note: This issue ships with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale NOVEMBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

KNIGHT & SQUIRE #2
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by JIMMY BROXTON
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE & MICHAEL LACOMBE
In this second issue, our trusty heroes venture into rural England – or as they know it, home. But when someone starts using dangerous dark magic, they spring into action only to face a surprising and unassuming enemy. Can they take down a powerful magical enemy and still make it home for supper?
On sale NOVEMBER 10 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #6
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ALVIN LEE
Cover by ALINA URUSOV
Dinah Lance struggles to clear herself of murder charges, leaving Huntress and Lady Blackhawk in Thailand to face the invincible Shiva without the aid of the Black Canary! And a major moment occurs in the lives of Hawk and Dove!
On sale NOVEMBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED ROBIN #17
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY
How does the return of Bruce Wayne and the beginning of Batman, Inc. work into Red Robin’s plan to initiate an international stranglehold on crime? If Batman approves of everything Red Robin has set in motion, what will he do when his protÈgÈ decides to release the gang-leader-and-maybe-undercover-cop Lynx from prison? And guess which surprise guest star you’ll see when Red Robin takes a quick trip to Hong Kong!
On sale NOVEMBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERBOY #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by PIER GALLO
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:10 Variant cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Superboy is back in a brand-new ongoing series! Join Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and amazing up-and-coming artist Pier Gallo as they take Superboy on a journey to a side of Smallville not even Superman knows about! What mysteries lurk beneath the surface of this all-American town – and what are their direct ties to Superboy? The start of the next great DC Universe epic begins right here!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale NOVEMBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #895
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Co-feature written by NICK SPENCER
Art by PETE WOODS
Co-feature art by RB SILVA & DENIS FRIETAS
Cover by DAVID FINCH & BATT
Lex Luthor has had an incredibly difficult time of it lately, what with fighting master assassin Deathstroke, avoiding being eaten by Gorilla Grodd, and even meeting Death herself! Now he’s finally back at his office in Metropolis, so he can relax a little bit – oh shoot, Lex, watch out for Vandal Savage and that axe!
In the Jimmy Olsen co-feature, Superman’s pal has to convince a bunch of bloodthirsty aliens that Earth is too boring and staid to host the universe’s biggest (and most destructive) party. But how exactly is he going to do that? (Everyone, put on a bow tie!)
On sale NOVEMBER 24 * 40 pg, FC $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #705
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art by EDDY BARROWS & J.P. MAYER
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
1:10 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE & MICHEL LACOMBE
“Grounded” part 5 brings The Man of Steel to Des Moines, Iowa! A chance encounter, however, suddenly thrusts Superman back in time. So somehow he’s Superboy again, the world is on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, and it’s all his fault!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale NOVEMBER 10 * 32 pg, FC $2.99 US

BRIGHTEST DAY #13-14
Written by GEOFF JOHNS & PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IVAN REIS, PAT GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO
Covers by DAVID FINCH
1:10 Variant covers by IVAN REIS
Don’t miss the hottest event in comics as BRIGHTEST DAY continues with the search for a new White Lantern. And Martian Manhunter returns to Mars as we discover the origin of the creature mysteriously stalking him. Plus, the evil within Firestorm now haunts Professor Stein! And Hawkman: betrayed!
Retailers please note: These issues ship with two covers each. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
Issue #13 on sale NOVEMBER 3
Issue #14 on sale NOVEMBER 17
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ADVENTURE COMICS #520
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Co-feature written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by KEVIN SHARPE & MARLO ALQUIZA
Co-feature art by MAHMUD ASRAR & JOHN DELL
Cover by SCOTT CLARK & DAVID BEATY
In the final issue of the first arc of “Superboy and the Legion: The Early Years,” for the first time – a Legionnaire dies! Learn how the consequences surrounding this brutal moment still affect the Legion today!
Also, in The Atom second feature, Ray Palmer must protect his stash of white dwarf matter from the Colony!
On sale NOVEMBER 3 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S #22
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by CLAUDE ST. AUBIN & SCOTT HANNA
Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA
“To Be a R.E.B.E.L.,” part 2! As the R.E.B.E.L.S. openly challenge the Green Lantern Corps for the hearts and minds of the galaxy, Starfire learns the horrifying truth about the Psions – the alien race that destroyed her people.
On sale NOVEMBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by CAFU & BIT
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
1:10 Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE
Would you rather burn out or fade away? That’s the question at the heart of this bold new series about a group of people who, for one reason or another, are at their wits’ end until they’re offered a chance to become superheroes. The catch? Their powers will kill them.
Writer Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) and artist CAFU (WAR OF THE SUPERMEN) present a fresh take on the classic comics property, starring a new batch of recruits brought in to take over the original agents’ mantles and make some difficult choices of their own – all while dealing with global threats the rest of the DCU doesn’t even know exist!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale NOVEMBER 10 • 40 pg, FC $3 .99 US

DC COMICS PRESENTS: BRIGHTEST DAY #2
Written by JOHN OSTRANDER and DAN JOLLEY
Art by BRYAN HITCH, PAUL NEARY, DALE EAGLESHAM, WADE VON GRAWBADGER, JAMAL IGLE, ROB STULL, LARY STUCKER, DOUG MAHNKE and PATRICK GLEASON
Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
Spotlighting Martian Manhunter and Firestorm – two heroes who returned after BLACKEST NIGHT as the BRIGHTEST DAY dawned in the DC Universe! First, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold guest-star in a story from MARTIAN MANHUNTER #24, while three travelers seek answers on Mars in the distant future in a tale from issue #11. Then, in an epic from FIRESTORM #11-13, Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond clash for the first time as they battle some of their greatest foes.
On sale NOVEMBER 10 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S.: THE SON AND THE STARS TP
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by CLAUDE ST. AUBIN, SCOTT HANNA and GERALDO BORGES
Cover by KALMAN ANDROSOFSKY
In this new R.E.B.E.L.S. collection featuring issues #10-14, the resurrected villains of the Black Lantern Corps battle The Sinestro Corps — with the R.E.B.E.L.S. caught in the middle! Meanwhile, Vril Dox and his team of renegades plot to stop Starro the Conqueror once and for all…
On sale DECEMBER 15 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

SUPERMAN: THE LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON VOL. 2 HC
Written by JAMES ROBINSON and STERLING GATES
Art by BERNARD CHANG, JAMAL IGLE, PETE WOODS, JULIAN LOPEZ and TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by DAVID FINCH
The super citizens of New Krypton face an attack from a newly freed Brainiac, and it’ll take all their might – along with Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes — to survive the onslaught! This hardcover collects SUPERMAN: THE LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #3, ADVENTURE COMICS #10-11, SUPERGIRL #52 and SUPERMAN #699!
On sale JANUARY 12 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPER FRIENDS: HEAD OF THE CLASS TP
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by J. BONE, DARIO BRIZUELA, STEWART MCKENNY and DAN DAVIS
Cover by J. BONE
In this new SUPER FRIENDS volume featuring issues #15-21 of their monthly series, Batman must solve the mystery of the disappearing teammates, the team battles the frosty villains known as the Ice Pack, and then everyone races back to 1976 to stop Chronos from becoming president!
On sale DECEMBER 1 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #8
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by REBEKAH ISAACS
Cover by FIONA STAPLES
The critically acclaimed limited series comes to an end. The mystery of this Stone Age world is revealed, and the Deviants – having their unity tested on literal fields of battle – face a challenge that no sane person could expect them to pass. Second chances don’t come around often, and one member won’t receive one…
On sale NOVEMBER 3 • 8 of 8 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US

ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE FALL #1
Written by KARL KERSCHL & CAMERON STEWART
Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL & CAMERON STEWART
The monster-hit, historical fantasy/sci-fi Assassin’s Creed video game from Ubisoft breaks into comics with a stunning 3-issue series written and illustrated by acclaimed creators Karl Kerschl (WEDNESDAY COMICS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) and Cameron Stewart (BATMAN AND ROBIN)!
ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE FALL follows 19th century Russian assassin Nikolai Orelov as he strives to claim an artifact of immense power from the hands of the Templars, leading to a climactic and violent showdown with the ruthless Tsar Alexander III aboard a speeding train!
Meanwhile, in modern times, a troubled young drifter copes with unsettling visions of a possible past life – visions that have irreversible consequences for the present. ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE FALL is an exciting new chapter in the popular series that no fan will want to miss!
On sale NOVEMBER 10 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

ROBOTECH: LOVE AND WAR STORIES TP
Written by JAY FAERBER, KEN SIU-CHONG and TOMMY YUNE
Art by LONG VO and JO CHEN
Cover by TOMMY YUNE
Collecting the six-issue miniseries from 2003 in which the romance between RDF fighter pilot Max Sterling and Zentraedi warrior Miriya is explored. Then, Lynn Minmay faces the trials and tribulations of stardom and romance as she films a motion picture.
On sale DECEMBER 8 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SWEET TOOTH #15
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Gus quickly learns that the path to freedom may be deadlier than captivity. But can he do what it takes to keep the hybrids safe? And just who are those feral Dog-boys that have been haunting Gus’s dreams since issue #3? These secrets and more finally revealed!
On sale NOVEMBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

SWEET TOOTH VOL. 2: IN CAPTIVITY TP
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
In this SWEET TOOTH volume collecting issues #6-11, learn the heartbreaking story of Jeppard and how he went from devoted husband to ruthless mercenary. Meanwhile, Gus is held captive with other hybrid creatures in a camp where he meets a scientist studying the plague that’s wiped out so much of the world.
On sale DECEMBER 8 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US MATURE READERS