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Default DC Comics August 2011 Solicitations

DC Comics August 2011 Solicitations


Green Lantern related solicitations are here. FLASHPOINT related solicitations are here. Batman related solicitations are here. Superman related solicitations are here. More DCU solicitations are here. Vertigo & Figures are here. DC Comics Trades are here.


BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH: THE SEARCH FOR SWAMP THING #3


Written by JONATHAN VANKIN
Art by MARCO CASTIELLO
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
1:10 Variant cover by DAVID MACK
Quote:
The search ends here as John Constantine finally finds out Swamp Thing’s dark motives – and what they have to do with him!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale AUGUST 24 • 3 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #13-14


Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY
Cover #13 by HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY
Cover #14 by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
Quote:
Superman’s power fluctuations are out of control, and while he’s battling everyone around him in a mass of confusion, a surprising figure tries to intervene! But can anyone – or anything – stop an enraged Kryptonian?
And in issue #14, it’s a tale of tragic proportions as an unexpected character falls in the line of duty...but who and how will forever change the course of the series.
Issue #13 on sale AUGUST 3
Issue #14 on sale AUGUST 17
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #60


Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by DANIEL SAMPERE
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:10 Variant cover by DAVID MACK
Quote:
In the aftermath of “Eclipso Rising,” the team faces an uncertain future. Be here for a tale of love, friendship and heroism when this incarnation of the JLA must decide whether they have anything left to offer the DC Universe. And the mystery of Jesse Quick’s wavering speed powers is solved in a revelation that will shock everyone.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

ACTION COMICS #904


Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
1:10 Variant cover by JERRY ORDWAY
Quote:
Earth has fallen. The multiple Doomsdays have defeated Supergirl, Superboy, Steel, and the Eradicator. Now it all comes down to a weakened Superman versus the monster known as Doomslayer in this, the epic finale of “Reign of the Doomsdays”!
Retailers please note: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA – THE ‘80S #1


Written by GERRY CONWAY
Art and cover by RON RANDALL
Quote:
Between their traditional Silver Age incarnation and the tongue-in-cheek Giffen/DeMatteis run, there was...JLA Detroit! Series scribe Gerry Conway revisits what may have been the most controversial lineup of DC’s iconic team book ever. (Who can forget the breakdancing Vibe?) Then experience a classic tale reprinted from the ‘80s!
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 10 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA – THE ‘90S #1


Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DEMATTEIS
Art and cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
Quote:
It’s time to “Bwah Ha Ha” all over again as this classic JLA team tells a lost tale from one of the JLA’s most popular eras. The Injustice Gang is back! Not the truly menacing, more recent incarnation, but their not-so competent predecessors. Still, when they stumble upon a device they should never be allowed to have, the results might prove more disastrous than if they actually knew what they were doing! A previously released story from the era rounds out the issue.
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 24 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: BATMAN – THE ‘80S #1


Written by MIKE W. BARR
Art and cover by JERRY BINGHAM
Quote:
Someone using the name, appearance and methodology of The Reaper is killing off the mobsters of Gotham City...but both of the men who previously masqueraded as The Reaper are dead! Meanwhile, Batman must shepherd an untried Robin – Jason Todd. A reprinted Reaper tale from the 1980s rounds out this special edition.
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 3 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: BATMAN – THE ‘90S #1


Written by ALAN GRANT
Art and cover by NORM BREYFOGLE
Quote:
Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle revisit a pair of villains closely associated with their original run on The Caped Crusader: The Ventriloquist and Scarface! Released on a technicality one year after being arrested, this bizarre duo is determined to reclaim their status in the upper echelon of Batman’s Rogues Gallery. This “lost tale” of the era spins directly out of DETECTIVE COMICS #613, reprinted in this issue!
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 17 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: SUPERMAN – THE ‘80S #1


Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by SERGIO CARIELLO
Cover by DAN JURGENS and LIVEAY
Quote:
Fan-favorite writer Marv Wolfman revisits the legendary character he helped define in the 1980s in this epic tale of The Man of Steel. A true “lost tale,” this issue connects to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS in an exciting and unique way! Rounding out this issue is a tale from the 1980s, also written by Wolfman.
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 10 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: SUPERMAN – THE ‘90S #1


Written by LOUISE SIMONSON
Art and cover by JON BOGDANOVE
Quote:
The epic Retroactive event continues as the fan-favorite team of Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove return for a “lost” adventure of The Man of Steel. As Lex Luthor is slowly losing his mind, he hatches a scheme that could increase his wealth and kill Superman – but will he destroy Metropolis in the process? Plus, don’t miss a classic tale by the same team from the 1990s!
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 24 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: WONDER WOMAN – THE ‘80S #1


Written by ROY THOMAS
Art and cover by RICH BUCKLER
Quote:
In a new adventure written by 1980s WW scribe Roy Thomas, Wonder Woman battles the sinister Silver Swan to protect her secret identity from being revealed. And don’t miss a classic tale from that era, also written by Thomas!
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 3 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: WONDER WOMAN – THE ‘90S #1


Written by WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS
Art and cover by PARIS CULLINS
Quote:
It’s a defining tale of Wonder Woman from the creators who crafted her courageous career in the 1990s, as she shows young women everywhere what it means to be Princess of the Amazons. Plus: a classic 1990s tale also written by Messner-Loebs.
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 17 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: THE FLASH – THE ‘80S #1


Written by WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS
Art and cover by GREG LAROCQUE
Quote:
From the minds that brought you the Scarlet Speedster’s adventures in the 1980s comes a brand new adventure from that exciting era, along with a classic tale from that same decade.
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 3 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC RETROACTIVE: THE FLASH – THE ‘90S #1


Written by BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art and cover by MIKE BOWDEN
Quote:
During the ‘90s, Wally West took the title “The Fastest Man Alive” to a whole new level. Join the the writer who turned the sidekick into a hero in his own right for another race against evil, along with a classic tale from that decade.
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 17 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

WONDER WOMAN #614


Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and PHIL HESTER
Art by DON KRAMER and WAYNE FAUCHER
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
1:10 Variant cover by ALEX GARNER
Quote:
The all-new Wonder Woman reaches the end of her epic “Odyssey” and comes face-to-face with the malevolent force behind it all! But the only way to defeat her nemesis may be to become her – giving her own powers over to an all-consuming hatred for life on Earth! Is Diana strong enough to control a force that seeks vengeance on all mankind, or will the warrior within her condemn her to a life of eternal bloodshed?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

ADVENTURE COMICS #529


Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by GERALDO BORGES and MARLO ALQUIZA
Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA
Quote:
The final, fatal battle for the Legion Academy freshman class. Is this the end of the Academy at Cosmic King’s hand?
On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #16


Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and JONATHAN GLAPION
Quote:
The finale to the battle with the Legion of Super-Villains! Like many of the Legion’s past encounters with the LSV, one Legionnaire will not survive it.
On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE SPIRIT #17


Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN, WILL PFEIFFER and PAUL LEVITZ
Art by BRIAN BOLLAND, P. CRAIG RUSSELL and JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
Cover by LADRONN
Quote:
There’s no refuge in a Central City snowstorm for a newsie down on his luck, but might The Spirit notice and save the day? And who killed the Central City councilman who had five mistresses too many? But the real question is, when does high art turn into criminal hijinks? You won’t want to miss these three mysteries in our special black-and-white issue with extra story pages!
On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, B&W, $2.99 US • RATED T

DOC SAVAGE #17


Written by J.G. JONES • Art by PHIL WINSLADE • Cover by J.G. JONES
Quote:
Doc Savage sneaks into a Russian bunker-turned-mad scientist’s lair to confront, once and for all, the man who has been orchestrating the search for the Apis Bull. But what does this mad Russian scientist have planned for the corpse of the great Genghis Kahn?
On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JONAH HEX #70


Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by RYAN SOOK and MICK GRAY • Cover by RYAN SOOK
Quote:
For a man like Jonah Hex, death is a constant presence – always looming, always ready to strike. But how and when will it come for Hex? Find out here, as guest artist Ryan Sook illustrates a very unusual HEX tale, one we could only call “Weird Western.”
On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

GREEN ARROW #15


Written by JAMES PATRICK
Art by AGUSTIN PADILLA
Cover by R.B. SILVA
Quote:
The Reverend Billy Miggs and his followers are about to send a murderous message to the world, and Green Arrow is the only one who can stop them. The problem is, they’re wearing hi-tech battle suits – and Oliver is slinging arrows. It’s metal against wood in the explosive finale!
On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
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