DC Comics by Canadians – May 2011

It’s Green Lantern movie month at DC, and things are gearing up for the big Flashpoint crossover that starts in May. A number of titles are being cancelled before the event, including R.E.B.E.L.S., drawn by Hall of Famer Claude St. Aubin.

Karl Kerschl has a big month at DC, he’ll be doing the Abin-Sur movie prequel comic and his first Superboy cover debuts this month. It’s also a big month for Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth as the 3rd Trade Paperback is set to arrive, and for Marcus To with another Red Robin trade on it’s way!

GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PREQUEL: ABIN SUR #1
Written by MICHAEL GREEN
Art by KARL KERSCHL
On sale MAY 18 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

GREEN LANTERN SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, JOHN BROOME and ALAN MOORE
Art by DARWYN COOKE, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, GIL KANE, KEVIN O’NEILL and others
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO and JESUS MERINO
As excitement for the blockbuster Green Lantern movie continues to build, DC Comics collects these GL classics in a new, magazine format Super Spectacular! Don’t miss “Flight,” by Geoff Johns and Darwyn Cooke from GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005; “Alientated,” featuring Hector Hammond, from writer Geoff Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver, from GREEN LANTERN #4; “The Secret Origin of The Guardians,” by John Broome and Gil Kane, pulled from GREEN LANTERN #40; and “Tygers,” starring Abin Sur from GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #2 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.
On sale MAY 4 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #4
Written by DAVID FINCH
Art by DAVID FINCH & SCOTT WILLIAMS
Cover by DAVID FINCH
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE
Etrigan the Demon’s loyalties are stretched to their breaking point, and when he chooses sides, an epic battle ensues with Batman! The victor can only be decided with the help of a new friend, but there’s no time to spare for infighting, because Gotham City is being overrun by a demon horde…
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicit • On sale MAY 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED ROBIN #23
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and cover by MARCUS TO and RAY MCCARTHY
The “7 Days of Death” begin with assassination attempts on Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox by the international assassin Scarab – but isn’t she in jail? To find the killer, Red Robin may have to spring the real Scarab from prison! Is this an assault on Wayne Enterprises, or do the first two days of death signal the start of a deeper conspiracy?
On sale MAY 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

SUPERBOY #7
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MARCO RUDY
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
Ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Well, have you ever woken up to discover that you’ve given in to your evil side and taken over your hometown? Superboy has. And as much as he wishes it were just a dream, the stakes are all too real! Guest-starring Lex Luthor, Tim Drake, and introducing “The New Titans!”
On sale MAY 4 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • RATED T

SUPERGIRL #64
Written by JAMES PEATY
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by AMY REEDER and RICHARD FRIEND
It’s the brutal conclusion of “Good-Looking Corpse”! The true identity of the villainous Alex has been revealed, and he’s taken over the minds of Miss Martian, Robin and Blue Beetle. His first order? Destroy Supergirl by any means necessary!
On sale MAY 18 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • RATED T

R.E.B.E.L.S #28
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by CLAUDE ST. AUBIN and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
With Starro the Conqueror on the verge of complete victory, our rebel fighters Lobo, Vril Dox, Adam Strange, Starfire and the gang pull out all the stops in this series’ bloody conclusion!
On sale MAY 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, FINAL ISSUE • RATED T

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #7
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by CAFU and BIT
Cover by FIONA STAPLES
Kick-starting the second arc of the hit new series, this issue shines a spotlight on the original Iron Maiden! What ties does this classic foe of the original team have to the current lineup? All we know for sure is that the new Dynamo better watch out, because she sure enjoyed causing the old one pain! Action and intrigue abound in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
On sale MAY 11 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN: KNIGHT AND SQUIRE TP
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by JIMMY BROXTON
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
In a secret bar within the city where magic is used to keep the peace, heroes and villains gather to enjoy a pint and talk about their days. But what happens when the magical barriers that prevent fighting are dropped and a building full of heroes and villains confront each other all at once? Knight and Squire have to save both friend and foe in this tale from the 6-issue miniseries from writer Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS) and artist Jimmy Broxton (THE UNWRITTEN).
On sale JUNE 29 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

RED ROBIN: HIT LIST TP
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA • Art by MARCUS TO and RAY MCCARTHY • Cover by MARCUS TO
Who are The Socials, and what is their mysterious agenda in moving young people across the city in self-organizing crowds? Is it mind-control – or simply boredom? What starts as fun and games becomes deadly serious and leads to an unexpected confrontation between
Red Robin and Robin in this new collection from issues #13-17.
On sale JUNE 29 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US

STRANGE ADVENTURES #1
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, SCOTT SNYDER, PETER MILLIGAN and others
Art by EDUARDO RISSO, JEFF LEMIRE, KEVIN COLDEN and others
Cover by PAUL POPE
1:10 Variant cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Don’t miss this eighty page collection of science fiction short stories from some of Vertigo’s all-time greats, as well as the hot new talents of tomorrow! From the far reaches of space to the not so distant future, we bring you eight science-fiction stories as only Vertigo can do them. Plus: the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso reunite to bring you the first chapter of their upcoming new series SPACEMAN!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
One-shot • On sale MAY 25 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS

SWEET TOOTH #21
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Gus reluctantly joins Jepperd on a hunt for the missing girls, but the tension between the two continues to grow. Meanwhile, Singh and Johnny come face to face with a deadly new threat, and Lucy and the girls meet Walter Fish, an enigmatic survivor who may have more to offer than meets the eye. Don’t miss snowmobile gangs, yetis and more as the new story arc “Endangered Species” kicks off with a bang!
On sale MAY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SWEET TOOTH VOL. 3: ANIMAL ARMIES TP
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
In this new collection featuring issues #12-17, Gus and the other hybrid kids meet a new ally in the militia camp, but will he help them find a way out? And Jepperd begins to assemble an army of his own to take down the militia camp. But can he control the forces he’s set in motion? It’s the most explosive SWEET TOOTH epic yet!
On sale JUNE 8 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

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