DC Comics by Canadians – October 2011

THE FLASH #2
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:200 B&W variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Fastest Man Alive learns he can make his brain function even faster than before – but as much as it helps him, it also comes with a steep price. Plus: The mystery behind Barry Allen’s friend Manuel Lago deepens as Barry investigates his kidnapping at the hands of Mob Rule!

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #2
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Ever since he died and became Deadman, Boston Brand has served the deity known as Rama Kushna, inhabiting bodies to complete missions that she dictates. But for the first time, Deadman may have a clue how to gain some control over his “life.” But the cost may be the souls of the bodies he inhabits!

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #2
Written by DAVID FINCH and PAUL JENKINS
Art by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND with JAY FABOK
Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Something sinister surges through Arkham Asylum, and Batman finds himself bombarded by his greatest foes in this second sensational issue from superstar creator David Finch!
Bigger, meaner, and more powerful than ever before, the inmates of Arkham Asylum run rampant as the entire Bat Family struggles to keep the walls from falling down, unleashing Gotham City’s worst criminals on the unsuspecting population. And you won’t believe the jaw-dropping final page! Just keep repeating, “It’s only a comic book. It’s only a comic book…”

THE HUNTRESS #1
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by MARCUS TO and JOHN DELL
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 1 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Look out! By the end of this hot new miniseries, the Huntress will have the largest price on her head in DC Universe history.
What will the Huntress do that warrants such a death mark? And who puts it there? The jaw-dropping events will be revealed as the Huntress heads home to Italy and embarks on a mission that defines her life. Don’t miss out, because this story will tie in to upcoming events in BIRDS OF PREY!

GREEN LANTERN #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
1:200 B&W variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Renegade Green Lantern Sinestro sets a course for Korugar with one purpose: To free his homeworld from the scourge of… The Sinestro Corps?!

SWAMP THING #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Alec Holland thought he knew the history of the Swamp Thing – but he was wrong. The creature’s roots run deeper than he knows, and the Parliament of Trees intends to make him understand the responsibility he wants so desperately to avoid! With this issue, the mythology of the Swamp Thing branches out in ways you never saw coming – don’t miss it!

ANIMAL MAN #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Maxine’s new abilities continue to terrify Ellen and Buddy Baker, and things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Meanwhile, The Hunters Three arrive on Earth and set their sights on the Baker family. The Hunt is on as DC’s most surprising new series continues to take ANIMAL MAN in shocking new directions.

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s all-out war as Frankenstein and his new field team, The Creature Commandos, uncover an age-old conspiracy at the heart of Bone Lake – one that will see them suit up as the world’s first “Necronauts,” traveling between worlds and through “dead space,” toward the mysterious Monster Planet. Meanwhile, the horrifying origins of the Commandos are revealed – and the S.O.M.B.I.E. makes its first appearance!

BLACKHAWKS #2
Written by MIKE COSTA
Art and GRAHAM NOLAN and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
While the Blackhawks deal with a potential public exposure, Lady Blackhawk is keeping dangerous secrets of her own! And the first clues of a vast conspiracy throughout the DC Universe begin to take shape. The action ratchets up for DC’s newest team of high-tech military operatives.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: SUPERMAN – SECRET IDENTITY #1
Written by KURT BUSIEK • Art and cover by STUART IMMONEN
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
Clark Kent’s life is filled with the taunts of his peers, who compare him to the fictional Clark Kent – the one with super-powers. What happens when he discovers powers of his own? Don’t miss this title reprinting the first two issues of the 4-part miniseries that’s set in the real world!

BATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND VOL. 1 TP NEW EDITION
Written by BOB GALE, DENNIS O’NEIL, GREG RUCKA, DEVIN GRAYSON, IAN EDGINTON and others
Art by ALEX MALEEV, ROGER ROBINSON, DALE EAGLESHAM, FRANK TERAN, JASON PEARSON, JON BOGDANOVE, PHIL WINSLADE and others
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 544 pg, FC, $29.99 US
For the first time, the classic Batman epic is collected in full, including chapters that were never before collected, starting with these stories from BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #83-86, BATMAN #563-566, DETECTIVE COMICS #730-733, AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #51- 55, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #116-118, BATMAN CHRONICLES #16.
Months after a cataclysmic earthquake, the last remaining citizens of Gotham City live amid a citywide turf war in which the strong prey on the weak.

BATMAN AND ROBIN: BATMAN VS. ROBIN TP
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by CAMERON STEWART, ANDY CLARKE, DUSTIN NGUYEN and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
The new Dynamic Duo uncovers clues involving the mysterious death of Bruce Wayne before facing off against each other in a heated battle that both heroes will regret — if they live through it!
Collecting issues #7-12 of this hit series, this volume includes the story “Blackest Knight,” which ties into THE BLACKEST NIGHT, as well as tales that lead directly into BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE!

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 HC
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by JIM LEE
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 1,216 pg, FC, $150.00 US
In September, DC Comic will launch 52 new #1 issues starring the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! In December, to commemorate this incredible event, DC is collecting every one of these debut issues in a once-in-a-lifetime massive hardcover that includes:

  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
  • ACTION COMICS #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales
  • BATMAN #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
  • GREEN LANTERN #1 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke
  • SWAMP THING #1 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette
  • STORMWATCH #1 by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda
  • TEEN TITANS #1 by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth
  • And 45 more!

JONAH HEX: BURY ME IN HELL TP
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Art by JORDI BERNET, EDUARDO RISSO, NELSON and FIONA STAPLES
Cover by JORDI BERNET
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Can it be true? Jonah Hex has a wife? Find out in these tales from issues #61-67, including a tale illustrated by Eisner Award winner Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS). BMNML-CvTPBtif

TEEN TITANS: TEAM BUILDING TP
Written by J.T. KRUL and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, MARCUS TO, ADRIANA MELO and others
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOOD
On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
There should always be a Robin on the team, but if Damian is the Teen Titans’ only option, maybe they’ll pass on having a Boy Wonder. Hopefully he’ll be able to help against the terrible menace of the rising villain, Headcase. #88-92, RED ROBIN #20 and WONDER GIRL #1 THE WONDER

iZOMBIE #18
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Guest art by JAY STEPHENS
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS
Nominated for a 2011 Eisner Award for Best New Series!
Readers of iZOMBIE know Diogenes as the grizzled monster hunter who has seen it all and done it all. But he wasn’t always so experienced, and everyone has to start somewhere. So join us as we turn back the clock and witness Diogenes’ very first mission, when he journeyed to South America in search of the Vampire Queen of the Amazon – and you won’t want to miss learning his secret connection to Zombie Gwen’s “boyfriend,” Horatio! This issue is illustrated by guest artist Jay Stephens!

SWEET TOOTH #26
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MATT KINDT
Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS
Who is Captain James Thacker and what are he and his crew doing in the far northern reaches of Alaska? As Thacker and his crew man a deadly expedition, they will uncover secrets centuries old, but what does any of this have to do with Gus and Jepperd? The answers will shock you and change the course of SWEET TOOTH forever! A bold new storyline begins! Featuring special guest artist Matt Kindt (REVOLVER, Super Spy).

THE UNEXPECTED #1
Written by DAVE GIBBONS, BRIAN WOOD, JOSHUA DYSART and others
Art by JILL THOMPSON, DAVE GIBBONS, EMILY CARROLL and others
Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA
1:10 Variant cover by MICHAEL WM. KALUTA
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.
In the wake of the success of STRANGE ADVENTURES, Vertigo presents another groundbreaking anthology! With nine tales of horror, suspense, and some unexpected twists, this latest from Vertigo showcases a fantastic blend of stories from comic legends and the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow.
Plus, don’t miss a preview of Vertigo’s next smash-hit monthly series: a macabre and magical saga of voodoo gods and mortals in the death-soaked streets of New Orleans!

DC COMICS: THE NUMBER ONES COMIC COVER PORTFOLIO SET: THE FULL COLLECTION

Art by VARIOUS
This September, DC Comics explodes with 52 new #1 issues! DC’s entire line of comic books starring the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes is being renumbered with new, innovative storylines featuring the most iconic of DC’s characters, helmed by the most creative writers and artists in the industry.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, DC Direct is producing an incredible portfolio featuring the striking cover images from all 52 debut issues illustrated by superstar artists including Jim Lee, Adam Hughes, David Finch, Ivan Reis, Francis Manapul, George Pérez and many more!
Fifty two images by various cover artists are printed on high-quality 4-color matte paper stock, collected in a 4-color folder and shrink-wrapped together. All prints measure 9” x 12” and are ready for framing.
Limited Edition.
*Quantities may be allocated
On sale October 5, 2011 * Portfolio * $129.99

 

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