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The House of Brainiac Event!
(W) JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (A/CA) RAFA SANDOVAL
The excitement begins with Action Comics #1064, written by Joshua Williamson with art by Rafa Sandoval. This next part of DC’s Superman Superstars publishing initiative finds Brainiac’s Czarnian army invading Metropolis in this action-packed, oversize (40 pages) issue! The Super-Family and all the superheroes of Metropolis join the fight, but will they be enough to hold off Brainiac’s lethal and crazed soldiers?! Can Superman and Lex Luthor learn what Brainiac is searching for? He’s not bottling Metropolis, so what is he collecting instead?
Williamson and Sandoval continue the action on April 16 in Superman #13. Superman and Lobo travel across the universe on a hunt for the “Lobo Army” and Brainiac. But can the pair get along long enough to find them before Brainiac enacts the next stage of his dangerous plan? Sandoval also provides the main cover for this issue, which connects with the main cover of Action Comics #1064 to create a massive display of Metropolis’s superheroes from the Superman Family squaring off against Brainiac’s Czarnian forces.
The first month of “House of Brainiac” concludes on April 30 with Superman: House of Brainiac Special #1. Award-winning writer Mark Russell joins Joshua Williamson as co-writer, with breakout artist Edwin Galmon teaming up with Steve Pugh (Peacemaker Tries Hard!) on art. Featuring cover art by Superman artist Jamal Campbell, this essential part of the Action Comics/Superman crossover reveals Brainiac’s secret history with both Lobo and his homeworld, Czarnia, answering several important questions, including how Brainiac created a bottled city of Czarnia, Lois Lane confronting Perry White about his own secrets during his campaign for mayor of Metropolis, how Amanda Waller is part of all this, and more! And amidst all the chaos of a Metropolis in need of new champions, Bibbo Bibbowski, Metropolis’s favorite bartender, organizes the locals to protect the city they call home!
Graphic Novels & Collected Editions
TEEN TITANS: STARFIRE GN
(W) KAMI GARCIA (A/CA) GABRIEL PICOLO
Kori Anders’ summer job at a ritzy Santa Monica beach club is fun, but she doesn’t care about keeping up with the current trends, and she’s not interested in rushing around to all the parties. She’d rather explore her inexplicable draw to the stars or hang out with her new friend, Victor Stone. Her sister, Kira, on the other hand, is the most popular girl around. With the hottest clothes, an even hotter boyfriend (the Tate Fairweather), and a take-no-prisoners attitude, she’s Kori’s opposite in every way. Their summer heats up when Tate’s uncle asks the girls to participate in an EDS study his pharmaceutical company is running. During treatment, Kori develops some strange powers she never had before… and she might not be the only one. Can Kori persuade her sister to trust her before it’s too late? And when a carload of teens with their own powers come looking for her to warn her about a creepy stalker, she’ll learn that trust is a two-way street!
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. GODZILLA VS. KONG HC
(W) BRIAN BUCCELLATO (A) CHRISTIAN DUCE & TOM DERENICK (CA) DAN MORA
How do you destroy the Justice League? The question has been plaguing Lex Luthor and his Legion of Doom since the two titanic groups first came to blows. When confronted with the colossal entities of Skull Island, Lex believes he’s found the answer to their eternal question. It’s Superman vs. Godzilla, Wonder Woman vs. Behemoth, Green Lantern vs. Scylla, Batman vs. Camazotz, and Supergirl vs. Kong in this all-out battle for the fate of the DC Universe. Can Superman stand up to the power of Godzilla? Can Lex Luthor harness the primal forces of Skull Island? It’s time to find out the answers to these questions and more! Acclaimed writer Brian Buccellato (Injustice) and bestselling artist Christian Duce (Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point) bring the cataclysmic crossover event of the year as the DC Universe clashes with Legendary’s MonsterVerse.
Collects Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1-7.
POISON IVY VOL. 1: THE VIRTUOUS CYCLE TP
(W) G. WILLOW WILSON (A) MARCIO TAKARA (CA) JESSICA FONG
Winner of Outstanding Comic Book – GLAAD Media Awards 2023. The fan-favorite Batman villain steps into the solo spotlight, in a thrilling and tragic adventure from the visionary creative team of writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Marcio Takara. Pamela Isley has been a lot of things in her life. A living god, a super-villain, an activist, a scientist, and dead. In a new body that she didn’t ask for and with a renewed sense of purpose, Ivy leaves Gotham and sets out to complete her greatest work, a gift to the world that will heal the damage dealt to it… by ending humanity.
Collects Poison Ivy (2022) #1-6.
GREEN LANTERN VOL. 1: BACK IN ACTION TP
(W) JEREMY ADAMS (A) VARIOUS (CA) XERMÁNICO
Hal Jordan’s homecoming may not be the welcome he was hoping for! Spinning out of the events of Dark Crisis, the Guardians of Oa at the heart of the Green Lantern Corps have quarantined Sector 2814, home of the planet Earth, and its champion along with it! From the visionary team of Jeremy Adams and Xermánico (Flashpoint Beyond) comes a tale of redemption, loss, and finding out that maybe… just maybe… you can go home again. At least if you’re willing to hot-wire a power ring to do it.
Collects Green Lantern (2023) #1-6 and Knight Terrors: Green Lantern #1-2.
TITANS VOL. 1: OUT OF THE SHADOWS TP
(W) TOM TAYLOR (A/CA) NICOLA SCOTT
The Justice League has fallen and only the Titans can save us now! In the aftermath of Dark Crisis, the world is without a Justice League. Nightwing is determined to step out from his mentor’s shadow and lead his former teen teammates to be the world’s foremost superheroes, protecting all humanity. Nightwing vows to operate openly and with full transparency among his team and allies. But already the Titans are at odds with the powerful Amanda Waller, Borneo is on fire, and the Church of Blood has been reborn. When the Flash is found dead in Titans Tower, it’s a wake-up call for the whole team—can they really handle this much responsibility? Or are they in over their titanic heads? Titans: Out of the Shadows brings together the titanic team of Tom Taylor (Nightwing, Batman: One Bad Day) and Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman: Year One). Expect thrills, chills, and pools of blood spills as the Titans attack from out of the shadows!
Collects Titans (2023) #1-5.
SHAZAM! VOL. 1: MEET THE CAPTAIN TP
(W) MARK WAID (A/CA) DAN MORA
The creators of Batman/Superman: World’s Finest bring the magic! Billy Batson has the powers of the gods, but Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury never gave the Wizard Shazam their permission! Now the disgruntled gods engage in a six-way fight to turn the World’s Mightiest Mortal into the World’s Mightiest Puppet! As the gods’ meddling threatens the entire world, an unlikely team of heroes rises up to save the Captain from… himself! It’s a wild ride that includes dinosaurs from outer space, the Clubhouse of Eternity, talking tigers, and more, including the answer to one of comics’ biggest mysteries: why is he called “Captain” anyway?
Collects SHAZAM! (2023) #1-6.
HAWKGIRL: ONCE UPON A GALAXY TP
(W) JADZIA AXELROD (A/CA) AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
Kendra Saunders, needs a fresh start… and Metropolis is just the place to begin her new post Justice-League life. But when a mysterious villain with a powerful connection to the Nth metal that makes up Hawkgirl’s wings starts causing trouble, Kendra will finally have to admit she needs help. New hero Galaxy can manipulate all kinds of energy, and her dog Argus can talk, but will they be enough to stop the monsters terrorizing nightclubs, dragons destroying skyscrapers, and the very dimension they live in collapsing in on itself? And can they survive… the Nth World?! A brand-new adventure with sky-high action, adventure, and intrigue by Jadzia Axelrod (Galaxy: The Prettiest Star) and Amancay Nahuelpan (Wonder Woman, Detective Comics, The Flash).
Collects Hawkgirl (2023) #1-6.
BATMAN: THE KNIGHT TP
(W) CHIP ZDARSKY (A/CA) CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
How did an angry, damaged young man grow into the most accomplished detective and crime-fighter the world has ever known? On Bruce Wayne’s journey toward becoming the Dark Knight, he has many hard lessons to learn. His adventure begins in Paris, where he’ll train with a world-renowned cat burglar and encounter a horrifying serial killer stalking the city’s wealthy elite. Will this first test for the young Batman prove deadly? Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky and acclaimed artist Carmine Di Giandomenico will take Bruce Wayne on a fraught journey, making allies and enemies, on his training to become Batman.
Collects Batman: The Knight #1-10.
BATMAN: BEYOND THE WHITE KNIGHT TP
(W) SEAN MURPHY & CLAY McCORMACK (A) SEAN MURPHY, SIMONE DI MEO & GEORGE KAMBADAIS (CA) SEAN MURPHY
Welcome to Neo-Gotham! A lot can change in 12 years, especially in Gotham! With Bruce Wayne behind bars, a new Batman arrives on the scene. But will he be the last Dark Knight? In this thrilling sequel to the blockbuster comic book hits Batman: White Knight and Batman: Curse of the White Knight, writer/artist Sean Murphy invites readers to go beyond the Gotham they know to discover an engrossing new take on the city and its heroes.
Collects Batman: Beyond the White Knight #1-8 and Batman: White Knight Presents: Red Hood #1-2.
BATMAN/CATWOMAN: THE GOTHAM WAR HC
(W) CHIP ZDARSKY, TINI HOWARD & MATTHEW ROSENBERG (A) VARIOUS (CA) JORGE JIMÉNEZ
Batman battles Catwoman for the future of Gotham City in the hardcover collection of the incredible crossover event! With Batman sidelined, a new regime has imposed order on Gotham City, bringing crime to historic lows and sending villains scrambling. The name at the heart of this new, safer Gotham? Catwoman. But the new order can’t last for long on its own, and every member of the Bat-Family must pick a side as tensions that have mounted for over a year explode onto the city streets. And while heroes like the Red Hood find their destiny forever changed, a new player—the immortal Vandal Savage—arrives with an agenda all his own.
Collects Batman #137-138, Catwoman #57-58, Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War: Battle Lines #1, Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War: Scorched Earth #1, and Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War: Red Hood #1-2.
BATMAN BEYOND: NEO-GOTHIC HC
(W) COLLIN KELLY & JACKSON LANZING (A/CA) MAX DUNBAR
In the darkness beyond, a looming threat waits. Terry McGinnis defeated the evil A.I. controlling Neo-Gotham and asserted himself as the one true Batman, but his next battle will bring him to the remains of Old Gotham. When children begin to go missing, Batman Beyond will have to venture underground, led by Kyle the Catboi, whose sorcery was obtained by the master magician himself, John Constantine! What happened to the green of the city? Where did all the magic go? And which villains never left Old Gotham? All these questions will be answered by the red-hot creative team of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Batman – One Bad Day: Clayface) and Max Dunbar (Batman: Urban Legends).
Collects Batman Beyond: Neo-Gothic #1-6.
PREZ: SETTING A DANGEROUS PRESIDENT GN
(W) MARK RUSSELL (A/CA) BEN CALDWELL
It’s 2046 and America has just elected its first teenage president: Beth Ross, a.k.a. Corndog Girl, best known for a viral video on social media! Previously selected as one of YALSA’s Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens, DC’s critically acclaimed political satire Prez returns in a new format and more relevant than ever.
Collects Prez #1-6 along with a short from Catwoman: Election Night #1 and DC Sneak Peek: Prez #1, as well as a brand-new short story.
DARK CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP
(W) JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (A) VARIOUS (CA) DANIEL SAMPERE & ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC’s greatest villains! Can these heroes step up to form a new Justice League? And will that be enough to stop a darkness greater than anything they’ve ever faced? From Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere, this blockbuster event picks up story threads from the classic Crisis on Infinite Earths while also planting the seeds for the Dawn of DC!
Collects Justice League #75 and Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #0-7.
SUPER SONS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION BOOK ONE TP
(W) PETER J. TOMASI & PATRICK GLEASON (A) JORGE JIMÉNEZ, CARLO BARBERI & PATRICK GLEASON (CA) PATRICK GLEASON & MICK GRAY
The sons of Superman and Batman must find their footing as they attempt to live up to their family names. Trying to grow up fast, the pair form an inseparable bond that will shape them into the heroes of tomorrow! Superboy and Robin venture out of the shadows of their parents into the world as a brand-new superhero duo.
Collects Super Sons #1-14, Super Sons Annual #1, Super Sons/Dynomutt #1, Superman #10-11, #37-38, Teen Titans #15, and a story from DC Rebirth: Holiday Special #1.
JLA YEAR ONE TP
(W) MARK WAID & BRIAN AUGUSTYN (A) BARRY KITSON, MARK PROPST & JOHN STOKES (CA) BARRY KITSON
Today, the Justice League of America is legendary, the greatest superhero team ever established. But a decade ago, the League’s founders were just five individual crime-fighters. Then, a threat too large for just one hero brought them all together, setting the foundation for the most famous team-up of all time. Acclaimed storytellers Mark Waid (Kingdom Come), Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), and Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes) take the JLA back to its roots in this fan-favorite storyline.
Collects JLA Year One #1-12, with an introduction by Mark Waid.
THE BATMAN FAMILY: YEAR ONE BOX SET
(W) SCOTT BEATTY & CHUCK DIXON (A) MARCOS MARTÍN, JAVIER PULIDO & SCOTT McDANIEL (CA) VARIOUS
Discover the birth of the Gotham Knights! Every story has a beginning… The Batman Family: Year One Box Set features the complete collections for Batgirl: Year One, Robin: Year One, and a box set exclusive edition of Nightwing: Year One. Witness the birth of legends and the start of journeys that would define the characters forever.
HITMAN BY GARTH ENNIS AND JOHN McCREA OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
(W) GARTH ENNIS (A) VARIOUS (CA) JOHN McCREA
From the twisted minds of Garth Ennis and John McCrea comes Hitman, the story of contract killer Tommy Monaghan, who just so happens to have X-ray vision and telepathy.
This first volume collects Hitman #1-33, Hitman Annual #1, The Demon #42-45, #52-54, and The Demon Annual #2, and includes a brand-new introduction by Ennis, a foreword and cover by McCrea, and loads of behind-the-scenes material from the irreverent series.
SECRET SIX BY GAIL SIMONE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
(W) GAIL SIMONE & MORE (A) NICOLA SCOTT & DALE EAGLESHAM (CA) NICOLA SCOTT
This band of outcasts has fought the world’s greatest heroes and the world’s deadliest villains. They’ve shot, swindled, scammed, and double-crossed the very best and lived to tell the tale. The Secret Six will take any job if the price is right but might kill each other off in the process.
Collects Villains United #1-6, Villains United: Infinite Crisis Special #1, Birds of Prey #104-109, Secret Six (Vol. 2) #1-6, Secret Six (Vol. 3) #1-16, and stories from 52 #28 and Countdown #22, along with an introduction and commentary by Simone, new cover by Nicola Scott, and more!
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