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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

DC COMICS FOR JUNE

BATMAN TITLES

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY #3

Written by Paul Dini, art and cover by Carlos D'Anda.

Get ready for the upcoming blockbuster videogame with this exciting lead-in miniseries written by the game's writer, Paul Dini. The focus this issue shifts to The Clown Prince of Crime and his crazed paramour, as The Joker and Harley Quinn set up their new love nest in the old Gotham Metal Works. What role are they looking to play in the new Arkham City -- and is Batman even in a position to do anything about it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM #2

Written by Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins, art and cover by Trevor McCarthy, variant cover by Dustin Nguyen.

Murder, mayhem and the building of an empire! Issue #2 throttles up the action as Batman tries to find the source of the attacks before the killer can strike again. But with the reveal of the fourth family of Gotham City and an old case from the early days of the city, is Batman playing right into the villain's hands?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

BATMAN INCORPORATED #8

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Scott Clark, cover by Chris Burnham, variant cover by Scott Clark.

When Waynetech's launch of Interworld is plagued by a series of "virtual murders," Batman teams up with Oracle to hunt down the culprit in a simulated environment that's slowly collapsing into post-apocalyptic zombie-haunted chaos. A computer-generated Batman adventure that brings Dark Knight justice to a wild new frontier, to face a new and virulent menace. In a world of numbers, does everything have a price?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #5

Written by David Finch, art by Finch and Scott Williams, cover by Finch, variant cover by Andy Clarke.

David Finch's brilliant take on Batman continues to explore the darker corners of Gotham City in the penultimate chapter of "Golden Dawn." As The Dark Knight suffers one of his worst defeats, Jason Blood makes an unexpected move. With a surprise funeral and guest appearances by Etrigan, the Demon and Ragman, this series continues to heat up!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

BATMAN #711

Written by Tony Daniel, art by Steve Scott and Ryan Winn, cover by Daniel.

Batman acts on his suspicions of a newly elected political figure in Gotham City and finds himself in deep water. With piranhas. Meanwhile, Two-Face fights his way back from the brink of death to find an unlikely ally who will show him that there are two sides to every story.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

DETECTIVE COMICS #878

Written by Scott Snyder, art and cover by Jock.

Off the coast of Gotham City, with no help for miles, the vicious smuggler and pirate Tiger Shark holds Batman captive on his ship. Can Batman escape in time, or will he become food for Tiger Shark's deadly pets? Plus: The saga of James Jr. continues. Is he a victim of circumstance or vicious killer? You decide. The shocking conclusion to "Hungry City."

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

BATMAN BEYOND #6

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Ryan Benjamin and John Stanisci, cover by Dustin Nguyen.

"Industrial Revolution" continues as the crisis at Wayne-Powers escalates to frightening -- and potentially deadly -- proportions! And when the villain decides to reveal himself, the lives of everyone in Gotham City -- hangs in the balance! Yes, that includes Batman himself!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #24

Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Guillem March.

The Red Hood is out! But the bigger mystery is who broke him out of prison -- and why? His liberators seem to have plans for him. Plans that Jason wants no part of. It's a street brawl, and unlikely allies come together! Batman, Robin and The Red Hood must fight alongside one another in a knockdown, drag-out battle, taking on the people who sprung Jason Todd.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

RED ROBIN #24

Written by Fabian Nicieza, art and cover by Marcus To and Ray McCarthy.

To survive the Assassination Tournament, Red Robin must survive an attack from Scarab's Covenant of Ka, make it to Russia in time to rescue a critically injured oligarch, track the mercenary Promise and come to an unexpected confrontation with the mysterious sister of Ra's al Ghul!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

BIRDS OF PREY #13

Written by Gail Simone, art and cover by Jesus Saiz.

Things get ugly as The Birds of Prey are trapped in a cunning puzzle box of a skyscraper, pursued by a nightmarish killer who holds all the cards, leaving only the Huntress, the reluctant aide of Renee Montoya, and The Question to free them! And what effect does the death of Oracle have on the team as they race to escape from hell?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

BATGIRL #22

Written by Bryan Q. Miller, art by Pere Perez, cover by Nguyen.

When Stephanie Brown arrives in London for a top-secret Batman Incorporated assignment, jet lag, lost luggage and those terribly difficult accents are the least of Batgirl's problems -- the actual Greenwich Mean has been stolen, and as all of London literally grinds to a halt, it's up to Batgirl and Squire to save the United Kingdom! Tally-ho!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #24

Written by Peter Calloway, art by Andres Guinaldo and Lorenzo Ruggiero, cover by Guillem March.

The breakout at Arkham continues here! When Batman shows up to stop the escaping villains, battle lines will be drawn. Will Selina stick by The Sirens? Or will she take on Harley and Ivy? The ending will shock you! Guest starring Batman, The Joker and Clayface.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.



SUPERMAN TITLES

ACTION COMICS #902

Written by Paul Cornell, art and cover by Kenneth Rocafort, variant cover by Jon Bogdanove.

"Reign of Doomsday" marches on! A deadly new foe has risen following the events of ACTION COMICS #900 -- and he represents Superman's worst fears personified. Even with Steel, Superboy, Supergirl and the Eradicator by his side, Superman is still in for the fight of his life -- and considering his life, you know that's gotta be some fight!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

SUPERMAN #712

Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Roberson, art by Eddy Barrows and J.P. Mayer, cover by John Cassaday, variant cover by George Perez.

Meet Los Angeles' newest super hero in the latest Chapter of "Grounded": Sharif! But Sharif discovers that in today's current cultural climate, some people don't want his help -- they just want him gone. Can Superman aid Sharif and quell a prejudiced public, or are there some problems too big even for the Man of Steel to solve?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

SUPERBOY #8

Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Pier Gallo, cover by Karl Kerschl.

The mystery of the Hollow Men has been on Superboy's mind ever since the first issue. The Phantom Stranger knows the secrets behind this Smallville legend, and Superboy is determined to get The Stranger to share that knowledge -- but such information comes at a price, one Superboy may not be able to pay. Everything so far has been building up to this story, which kicks off here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

SUPERGIRL #65

Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, art by Chriscross and Marc Deering, cover by Mahmud Asrar.

Co-ed of Steel? Supergirl goes undercover on a college campus to help Lois Lane uncover the truth behind a string of recent student disappearances! What they uncover, though, leads Supergirl directly into a confrontation with one of the DCU's deadliest villains!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #85

Written by Cullen Bunn, art by Travel Foreman, cover by Miguel Sepulveda.

Witness Dick Grayson's first adventure with Superman as Batman in this thrilling story that pits The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel against the monstrous villain Sabbac, a Kryptonian serial killer and an army of demon children!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.



DC UNIVERSE TITLES

ADVENTURE COMICS #527

Written by Paul Levitz, art by Geraldo Borges and Marlo Alquiza, cover by Eduardo Pansica and Eber Ferreira.

A "Legion Academy" single-issue story starring the enthusiastic (and sometimes ditzy) Legionnaire-in-training, Comet Queen! We learn her origin tale and the tragedies she has endured on her path to graduation.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

BOOSTER GOLD #45

Written by Dan Jurges, art and cover by Jurgens and Norm Rapmund.

Booster knows that the Flashpoint world isn't his own. But how does he get back? How does he make things right?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #9-10

Written by Marv Wolfman, art by Mike S. Miller, Sergio Sandoval, Howard Porter and Livesay, covers by Ivan Reis and Ed Benes.

Coping with his failure to save Metropolis and the loss of Lois and the Daily Planet, Superman makes a tactical mistake that could cost the JLA dearly. Plus, a new hero has emerged to save the day on Earth -- and his name is Lex Luthor!

In issue #10, Lex Luthor has saved the day and done what Superman couldn't by rescuing the Daily Planet and foiling Brainiac's plans. Now, Superman must answer to the JLA for his dereliction of duty, and it won't be pretty!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1 and June 15.

FLASHPOINT #2

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope, variant cover by Ivan Reis and George Perez.

The world-changing miniseries continues! Where are the World's Greatest Super Heroes? Barry Allen is on a mission to find out or die trying -- and that may be what's happening as he tries to make lightning strike twice! Meanwhile, around the submerged Paris, the pirate Deathstroke confronts Emperor Aquaman!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 8.

FLASHPOINT: BATMAN -- KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1

Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Eduardo Risso, cover by Dave Johnson.

FLASH FACT! He spends his days running Wayne Casinos!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

FLASHPOINT: SECRET SEVEN #1

Written by Peter Milligan, art by George Perez and Scott Koblish, cover by Perez.

FLASH FACT! One among them will betray them all!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

FLASHPOINT: ABIN SUR -- THE GREEN LANTERN #1

Written by Adam Schlagman, art and cover by Felipe Massafera.

FLASH FACT! He survived the crash!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1

Written by Rex Ogle and others, art by Paulo Siquiera, cover by Shane Davis.

FLASH FACT! Everything you know changed in a flash -- but how?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

FLASHPOINT: EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1

Written by Tony Bedard, art and cover by Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cinfuentes.

FLASH FACT! He will drown the world -- then rule it!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

FLASHPOINT: DEATHSTROKE AND THE CURSE OF THE RAVAGER #1

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti, art and cover by Joe Bennett and John Dell.

FLASH FACT! He will stop at nothing to find his lost treasure!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

FLASHPOINT: FRANKENSTEIN AND THE CREATURES OF THE UNKNOWN #1

Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Ibraim Roberson, cover by Doug Mahnke.

FLASH FACT! They can't survive unless they find their maker!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

FLASHPOINT: CITIZEN COLD #1

Written, art and cover by Scott Kolins.

FLASH FACT! He loves someone he should not!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

FLASHPOINT: WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Scott Clark and David Beaty, cover by Ed Benes.

FLASH FACT! If she can't have the world -- no one will!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

FLASHPOINT: DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #1

Written by J.T. Krul, art

FLASH FACT! For their last performance -- an escape act!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

FLASHPOINT: LEGION OF DOOM STARRING HEATWAVE #1

Written by Adam Glass, art by Rodney Buchemi and Jose Marzan Jr., cover by Miguel Sepulveda.

FLASH FACT! They have to kill the president!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

FLASHPOINT: LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Eddy Nunez, cover by Nunez and Sandra Hope.

FLASH FACT! She is ready to reveal the Amazons' secret!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

FLASHPOINT: THE OUTSIDER #1

Written by James Robinson, art by Javi Fernandez, cover by Kevin Nowlan.

FLASH FACT! He won't join the war! (It could dirty his new suit.)

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

FLASHPOINT: KID FLASH LOST STARRING BART ALLEN #1

Written by Sterling Gates, art by Oilver Nome, cover by Francis Manapul.

FLASH FACT! Where is he? Or should we say when?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

FLASHPOINT: PROJECT SUPERMAN #1

Plot by Scott Snyder, script by Lowell Francis, art and cover by Gene Ha.

FLASH FACT! They experimented on him in a lab for years!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

FLASHPOINT: HAL JORDAN #1

Written by Adam Schlagman, art by Ben Oliver, cover by Rags Morales.

FLASH FACT! He never got the ring!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

FLASHPOINT: GRODD OF WAR #1

Written by Sean Ryan, art by Ig Guara, cover by Francis Manapul.

FLASH FACT! Africa belongs to him!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

FLASHPOINT: REVERSE FLASH #1

Written by Scott Kolins, art by Joel Gomez, cover by Ardian Syaf and Vincente Cifuentes.

FLASH FACT! He's more powerful than ever…

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

FLASHPOINT: GREEN ARROW INDUSTRIES #1

Written by Pornsak Pichetshote, art by Mark Castiello, cover by Viktor Kalvachev.

FLASH FACT! He makes money from war!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

FLASHPOINT: THE CANTERBURY CRICKET #1

Written by Mike Carlin, art and cover by Rags Morales.

FLASH FACT! His power is his curse!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH: THE SEARCH #1

Written by Jonathan Vankin, art by Marco Castiello, cover by Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.

Following the events of Brightest Day, the new protector of Earth has been chosen. But one reluctant hero making his return to the DCU is trying to convince Batman, Superman and the others heroes of the DC Universe that this may not be a good thing, because he can see that things are not right and mankind's brightest days are indeed over.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

GREEN ARROW #13

Written by J.T. Krul, art by Diogenes Neves and Vicente Cifuentes, cover by Joshua Middleton.

In BRIGHTEST DAY, Green Arrow faced his darkest demons and emerged on the other side every bit the hero of Star City. But will those he hurt and abandoned be as forgiving toward him? And what will The Queen now do to combat Green Arrow's positive image? Maybe she needs a hero of her own!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

GREEN LANTERN #67

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, cover by Mahnke, variant cover by Scott Clark and David Beaty.

The blockbuster "War of the Green Lanterns" comes to a universe-shattering conclusion! How will Krona's rampage ultimately affect the Green Lantern Corps? All we can say is it will change EVERYTHING!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #61

Written by Tony Bedard, art and cover by Tyler Kirkham and Matt "Batt" Banning, variant cover by Scott Clark and David Beaty.

In the aftermath to "War of the Green Lanterns," John Stewart and Kyle Rayner's world is left completely shattered. And they start to pick up the pieces starting right here and now. It won't be pretty.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #11

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Fernando Pasarin and Cam Smith, cover by Felipe Massafera, variant cover by Clayton Crain.

The "War of the Green Lanterns" is over! But for Guy Gardner and Kilowog, their post-"War" story has only just begun!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

JONAH HEX #68

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Rafa Garres.

When a man in a small town turns up dead, all evidence points to Jonah Hex as the shooter! On trial for his life in the backroom of a saloon, Hex must play detective if he's to prove his innocence. Artist Rafa Garres returns to illustrate this stand-alone potboiler!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

JSA 80-PAGE GIANT 2011 #1

Written by Ivan Brandon, Matthew Cody, Matt Kindt, B. Clay Moore, Steve Niles and others Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO, NIC KLEIN and others Cover by VICTOR IBAÑEZ

The JSA's many members each take a turn in the spotlight in seven stories from some of the brightest talent in the industry! Judomaster, Dr. Mid-Nite, and Tomcat mix it up with the Yakuza in Japan! Citizen Steel turns to Jay Garrick when he finds the only pain that can penetrate his unbreakable skin! And the Spectre returns to haunt the Society! Plus stories of Alan Scott, Hawkman, Sandman, and more!

80 pages, $5.99, in stores on June 1.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #52

Written by Marc Guggenheim, art by Tom Derenick, cover by Justiniano.

Mr. Terrific continues his downward spiral -- but to what end? Can he face the demons that lurk within his incredible mind, ready to snap at his heels as the last threads of his intelligence slip away? And is the shadowy figure from his past the original Mr. Terrific?

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on June 29.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #58

Written by James Robinson, art and cover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund, variant cover by Aaron Lopresti.

After last issue's devastating battle with the Spectre, Eclipso now has the power to split the moon in two, an omen that the end of days has begun. With life on Earth at stake, Batman much hatch a desperate plan involving Shade, Starman and the Atom. At the same time, another member of the team steps forward, not knowing how vital she is to mankind's survival. Prepare for "Eclipso vs. Donna Troy" -- with an ending that will shock you!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #14

Written by Paul Levitz, art and cover by Yildiray Cinar and Wayne Faucher.

The Legion of Super-Villains gains the upper hand in their fight with the Legion on Colu! Will the LSV and the powerful entity behind them prevail?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

POWER GIRL #25

Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Sami Basri.

Power Girl juggles her life like a true businesswoman: helping Batman defeat a weather-wielding metahuman, using her news network to clear an innocent man's name and stumbling into a blossoming romance. But she'll need all her resources to take on Dr. Day, her corporate archnemesis!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

SECRET SIX #34

Written by Gail Simone, art by J. Calafiore, cover by Daniel Luvisi.

He's been a man of honor seeking his righteous path. But now, Bane has looked into the abyss and seen only the futility of his quest. His one lifeline has been Scandal Savage, but will she be enough to stop his descent -- or has the obsession taken over Bane again?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

STATIC SHOCK SPECIAL #1

Written by Felicia Henderson, art by Denys Cowan, Prentis Rollins and others, cover by Derec Donovan.

A special one-shot paying homage to Dwayne McDuffie and the world of Milestone Media, with tribute material from Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan and other Milestone alumni.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

TEEN TITANS #96

Written by J.T. Krul art and cover by Nicola Scott and Doug Hazelwood.

One by one, The Titans have fallen! Now it's up to the oldest Titan and the newest Titan, as Beast Boy and Solstice battle demonic forces to save their teammates and keep an unspeakable evil from laying claim to the entire world. It's all-out war -- with Beast Boy like you've never seen him before!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #8

Written by Nick Spencer, art by Cafu and Bit, cover by Fiona Staples.

The Iron Maiden attacks the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents' headquarters, determined to take control of their supercomputer called Daniel. How much of life is fate and how much chance? Daniel may have the answers, and Iron Maiden is willing to kill anyone to learn them. That won't stop the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, though -- being willing to die is literally part of the gig!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

TITANS #36

Written by Eric Wallace, art and cover by Fabrizio Fiorentino.

As the Tattooed Man battles Vixen, Deathstroke and The Titans finally put aside their differences to escape the telepathic madman Drago. And if they do manage to meet up with Osiris and his sister Isis, will they be able to survive the long-awaited confrontation with the JLA?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

WEIRD WORLDS #5

Written by Kevin Van Hook, Aaron Lopresti and Kevin Maguire, art by Jerry Ordway, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan and Kevin Maguire, cover by Aaron Lopresti.

Lobo joins the political fray, but where's the payday? Meanwhile, Garbage Man protects a little boy from a fellow experiment-gone-wrong. And Tanga's new friends don't appreciate her monster-fighting awesomeness as much as she'd like.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 1.

WONDER WOMAN #612

Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Phil Hester, art and cover by Don Kramer and Wayne Faucher variant cover by Alex Garner.

The year-long "Odyssey" storyline comes to an earth-shattering conclusion! Can Diana defeat the powerful forces that destroyed her entire reality? And even if she wins, she could still lose everything!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

XOMBI #4

Written by John Rozum, art and cover by Frazer Irving.

The secrets of Roland Finch and the Ninth Stronghold are uncovered. As David and his companions set out to forge an alliance against Finch, David takes his first steps toward a destiny he's deterined to avoid.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

ZATANNA #14

Written by Paul Dini, art by Jamal Igle and Jon Sibal, cover by Adam Hughes.

Zatanna's struggle against Brother Night forces the Maid of Magic to reach into the darkest places for a mystic edge in battle. But now that she's fighting as dirty as Night, will Zatanna's own soul be lost in the process?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.



FIRST WAVE TITLES

DOC SAVAGE #15

Written by J.G. Jones, art by Dan Panosian, cover by Jones.

Doc and his team chase the mysterious blonde to Russia, where dead things seem to be coming back to life -- including a giant, airplane-hating pterodactyl! Can Doc outfly the outdated beast in his jetpack and save the girl? It seems everyone is dying to get their hands on the Apis Bull -- but what exactly will it unlock?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

THE SPIRIT #15

Written by David Hine, art by Moritat, cover by Ladronn.

"Dear Spirit: Won't you please be my Valentine?" No matter how The Spirit celebrates Valentine's Day each year, he always receives a card from a mysterious admirer. But knowing his luck, this lovestruck lady is bound to turn bitter and a bit, well, fatale.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.



(WILDSTORM) TITLES

DEUS EX #5

Written by Robbie Morrison, art by Trevor Hairsine and Sergio Sandoval, cover by Jim Murray.

Adam Jensen closes in on his former ally Durant...but who's pulling the psycho cyborg's strings? Is this all a feint to undermine Sarif Industries? If so, who's behind it? Based on the acclaimed video game!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

GEARS OF WAR #18

Written by Karen Tarviss, art by Julius Gopez, cover by Colin Wilson.

Best-selling author Karen Traviss continues to explore the years prior to "Emergence Day." As Marcus Fenix fights what turns out to be the last battle of the Pendulum Wars, his father, Adam, perfects the devastating weapon known as The Hammer of Dawn. Peace is coming to Sera, but neither father nor son is optimistic about its longterm prospects.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.



VERTIGO TITLES

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #16

Written by Scott Snyder, art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque.

The "Ghost War" rages on in the Pacific, and things don't look good for our heroes when something terrible crawls out of the caves of Taipan. Meanwhile, the U.S. Marines strike, and Henry's unit is caught in the middle. Plus: the truth about Skinner's plan is revealed!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #1

Written by Scott Snyder, art and cover by Sean Murphy, variant cover by Cliff Chiang.

From the pages of the red-hot Vertigo series comes a five-issue spinoff miniseries! It's World War II in Nazi-occupied Romania as vampire hunters Felicia Book and Cash McCogan (last seen in the American Vampire story "Devil in the Sand") go behind enemy lines with the secret organization known as the Vassals of the Morningstar in search of a rumored vampire cure. But their haunted, twisted past with Skinner Sweet makes the mission more difficult than they imagined.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

CINDERELLA: FABLES ARE FOREVER #5

Written by Chris Roberson, art by Shawn McManus, cover by Chrissie Zullo.

Cinderella barely survived her last encounter with her longtime nemesis, and if she's going to come out on top the next time they meet she'll need a lot of luck. But once she and Ivan Durak have tracked the assassin from Switzerland's icy mountains to the simmering heat of the Deadly Desert of Oz, Cinderella discovers that her luck might have just run out.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

DMZ #66

Written by Brian Wood, art by Riccardo Burchelli, cover by John Paul Leon.

Zee Hernandez has always been the soul of the city, and the one person who could keep Matty's ego in check -- most of the time. In her final solo issue of the series, we check back in with Zee, last seen in issue #59, and discover what secret she's been holding on to all this time.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

FABLES #106

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, cover by Joao Ruas.

"Super Team" part five. Well, we tried to warn you. Bigby and the North Wind finally threw down and poor Bigby didn't stand a chance. We would have loved to come up with some clever, magical way our favorite Lord of Wolves beat his dad in a knockdown, dragout, mano-a-mano fight to the finish, but there was simply no way. Sorry. We tried, and we couldn't do it. Oh, also the barrier keeping Mister Dark out of Haven falls, leaving the kingdom entirely unprotected from his wrath.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

HELLBLAZER #280

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Gael Bertrand, cover by Simon Bisley.

When John Constantine gets a call from his niece Gemma telling him she's summoned a demon, he hurries to her aid. But Gemma is nursing a grudge against her uncle, believing him responsible for an assault. The truth is, Gemma Masters has always felt like a Constantine -- and now she plans to kill off that Constantine part of her for good.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #37

Written by Matthew Sturges, art by Luca Rossi, David Lapham and Jose Marzan, cover by Esao Andrews.

Byzantium Mack's granddaughter, Lotus Blossom, is a violent and cunning would-be conjuror. Now, she's taken over the House of Mystery and turned it into something…strange. But not everyone is taking this lying down. And why is Harry sleeping with -- well, we can't say who.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

IZOMBIE #14

Written by Chris Roberson, art and cover by Michael Allred.

In part two of "5 Brains, 5 Months," enter a world that's strange even to a zombie girl detective: the world of competitive skeeball! While Gwen is busy with the unfinished business of the latest brain she's eaten, Ellie tests her new ghost powers, while Spot continues going underground. And in the "Dead Presidents" backup, we visit the headquarters of V.E.I.L. and meet the mysterious head of the team.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

NORTHLANDERS #41

Written by Brian Wood, art by Marian Churchland, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

Set in the desolate Hebridean islands, a young woman, newly orphaned, steps into her late father's rather large and intimidating shoes. In her teens and in command of the largest army in the region, will she fail to lead -- or will she live up to the title "Thor's Daughter"?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

SCALPED #50

Written by Jason Aaron, art by R.M. Guera, Dean Haspiel, Denys Cowan, Igor Kordey, Jill Thompson, Timothy Truman and others, cover by Jock.

This landmark fiftieth issue features two special stories, one detailing the long bloody history of scalping and scalphunters, and the other spotlighting the founding of the Prairie Rose rez as seen through the eyes of Dash Bad Horse's ancestor, His Many Bad Horses. Don't miss this all-star celebration of all things SCALPED!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

SWEET TOOTH #22

Written, art and cover by Jeff Lemire.

"Endangered Species" continues as Gus and Jepperd discover the dam and the amazing secrets it holds. But when Jepperd and Walter Fish butt heads, it threatens to tear the group apart. Meanwhile, Singh and Johnny come face to face with the foot soldiers of the mysterious "Haggarty," and new secrets of "Project Evergreen" begin to surface.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

THE UNWRITTEN #26

Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, cover by Yuko Shimizu.

The hammer goes down, the auction starts, and lot number 100 is Tom Taylor. Who's going to be bidding, and what do they want him for? Tom hopes he never finds out - but he's out of options, in the hands of his enemies, and locked in a sensory deprivation tank that's terrifyingly familiar...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.



JOHNNY DC TITLES

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #8

Written by Sholly Fisch, art and cover by Rick Burchett and Dan Davis.

Get ready for pirates, perfidy and an occasional porpoise when Batman and Aquaman join forces for an epic quest to the bottom of the sea! An ancient artifact holds the only chance for a pirate's ghost to find redemption. But to reach it, Batman and Aquaman will have to run a gauntlet of underwater perils!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #61

Written by Charles Skaggs and Scott Beatty, art by Mike Bowden and Min S. Ku, cover by Mike Cavarallo.

It's true: Rex is the unluckiest monster magnet alive. So what happens when his night at the movies with Noah and a couple of cute girls is interrupted by a rampaging EVO? You guessed it: Destruction, screaming people and insanity!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.

LOONEY TUNES #199

Written by Bill Matheny, art by David Santana, cover by Scott Gross.

Ralph E. Wolf and Sam Sheepdog are at it again! Ralph's not meeting his sheep-catching quota, so a life coach is brought in to help him. Unfortunately for Ralph, that coach is Daffy Duck and as usual, he's full of sage "advice."

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #10

Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Fabio Laguna, cover by Robert Pope and Scott McCrae.

Scooby and the gang attend a video game competition, but things get scary when the contest is interrupted by the petrifying Pinball Wizard. Can Mystery Inc. crack his chilling code before the event crashes and burns?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

TINY TITANS #41

Written by Art Baltazar and Franco, art and cover by Baltazar.

Outta the way -- It's the "Flash" issue! It's the fastest comic ever and the race is on! This special issue introduces Jessie Quick and features Inertia and Mas y Menos. Plus: Kid Flash sharpens his pencil to a FLASHPOINT! Plus plus: Blue Beetle makes a special appearance!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

YOUNG JUSTICE #5

Written by Art Baltazar and Franco, art and cover by Mike Norton.

Aqualad, Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy and Miss Martian are ready for their first mission as a team. To get to know each other better, they decide to trade stories around the campfire, revealing how they all started as crimefighters. Will this bring them together or underscore their differences?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

MAD MAGAZINE #510

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

School's out, so now's the time to forget everything you learned this year. Reading MAD should help!

56 pages, $5.99, in stores on June 15.

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