Action Comics #1004
(Cover A Steve Rude), $3.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Ryan Sook (CA) Steve Rude
Superman confronts Lois Lane and wants answers: Where is Jon Kent? What happened during Lois' trip into space with Jor-El? Why didn't she contact the Man of Steel when she returned? And most importantly, does she still love him? Or is the world-famous reporter looking to let Clark Kent down easy? Lois and Clark's relationship gets redefined in this issue illustrated by acclaimed artist Ryan Sook!
(Cover A Julian Totino Tedesco), $3.99
(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
Even millennial superheroes are moving back in with their parents! While recovering from the injuries she suffered battling Grotesque, Barbara Gordon's been living with her police commissioner dad while she recuperates. To get Barbara out of her funk, Jim Gordon hires her to do some I.T. grunt work at the GCPD. Unfortunately, he just gave full security clearance to one of the best hackers on the planet! Batgirl now has access to the police database in hopes of capturing Grotesque...who also seems to be using the database as well! Is this an inside job?
Batman Beyond #25
(Cover A Viktor Kalvachev), $4.99
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Cully Hamner (CA) Viktor Kalvachev
In this special oversize issue, legendary DC scribe Dan Jurgens is joined by superstar artist Cully Hamner (Batman and The Signal) to bring back the biggest baddie of them all in "The Final Joke."
The dedication of a new building commemorating a special Wayne family event-the 100th birthday of Thomas Wayne-brings out all of Neo-Gotham's familiar faces, including one who was definitely not on the guest list. The Joker makes his long-awaited return to Neo-Gotham, and no one is safe! Will he strike at Batman, Robin, Commissioner Barbara Gordon or the original Caped Crusader himself, Bruce Wayne? Decades after his last fight with the Dark Knight, the Clown Prince of Crime returns home to take his city back once and for all.
Batman Kings Of Fear #3 (Of 6)
(W) Scott Peterson (A/CA) Kelley Jones
There's nothing to fear but fear itself-unless, of course, the Scarecrow is trying to scare all of Gotham City to death with his fear gas! Dr. Jonathan Crane has undergone an intense therapy session in order to "cure" Batman of his various psychoses. That involves Batman and Scarecrow battling through the streets of Gotham City, with the Caped Crusader not knowing what's real and what's fake. Can Batman handle this sudden influx of personal demons into his psyche? Or will the next cell in Arkham Asylum be reserved for Bruce Wayne?
Books Of Magic #1
(Cover A Kai Carpenter), $3.99
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler (CA) Kai Carpenter
From the SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, it's the return of Neil Gaiman's magical morality fable in an all-new series written by Kat Howard (Roses and Rot, An Unkindness of Magicians) and drawn by Tom Fowler (DOOM PATROL)!
Timothy Hunter may be destined tobecome the most powerful magician in the universe, but he's still a London teenager, and having magical abilities complicates things more than it helps. It's not like he can use magic to pass his exams, stop being bullied or convince his cute friend to date him. And while Tim's trying to live his life, there are cultists who want to kill him, believing his power will eventually corrupt him into becoming a merciless mage. Oh, and those are the good guys. Luckily, his new substitute teacher is more than she appears, and may be able to help Tim discover the mystery behind the Books of Magic...
Detective Comics #991
(Cover A Carmine Di Giandomenico), $3.99
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Carmine Giandomenico
Batman's newest partner...Two-Face? As Harvey Dent's persona asserts fragile control over the villain's psyche, the Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon and their ally-turned-enemy-turned-ally must work together to stop Kobra's terrorist attack against Gotham City.
(Cover A Dan Mora), $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Scott Kolins (CA) Dan Mora
The insidious secret that corrupted Heat Wave's mind is free and looking for a new host-one who doesn't run quite so hot! Unfortunately, it takes over Central City Detective Burns instead, and now she's the one rampaging across the city wrecking shop! Burns must lean on an unlikely source to help her with these new powers, while Flash and Iris West make a big decision about their next move.
Justice League Odyssey #2
(Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Azrael debate whether so-called "God of Evil" Darkseid should have joined the team. (Too late-that evil horse has left the barn!) But before the team can resolve this conflict, they're forced into action when Vril Dox takes an interest in the Coluan refugees, attacking their ship with a new Manhunter army of his own creation. 'Cuz more violence is always the answer!
Old Lady Harley #1 (Of 5)
(Cover A Mauricet), $3.99
(W) Tieri, Frank (A) Inaki Miranda (CA) Mauricet
After liberating New York City from her now-feral Gang of Harleys, poor Harley wants nothing more than to slip back into retirement in her coastal (and heavily guarded) paradise. But the Laughing Boys Gang has another idea-they'll follow her to the ends of the Earth, to drag her back to their leader! It can't actually be...him! Right?! He couldn't possibly still be alive, could he? After all...Harley killed him herself with her bare hands! Should she turn to President Power Girl for help? Or flee to the 51st state, Atlantis? Step into an insane vision of a future DC Universe we all better hope we don't live to see!
Raven Daughter Of Darkness #9 (Of 12)
(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
The hunt for the young arcanes gathers steam! Before they can bond as a team and find their strengths, Raven and Baron Winters' new, young Night Force may be ground to dust under the hooves of the Shadow-Riders!
Scarlet #3 (Of 5)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
From the Eisner Award-winning team that brought you Daredevil and Iron Man comes the latest chapter in their critically acclaimed series SCARLET. Scarlet has fought back against the corruption that destroyed her life-and now the next American revolution is underway!
The city of Portland has been shut down-or, in the eyes of some, taken hostage-and Scarlet must decide how far she is willing to take her crusade. Enter Kit, the woman who will reduce Portland to rubble.
SCARLET tells the story of a generation pushed too far in an alternative world we may soon find ourselves in as created by writer Brian Michael Bendis (SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS) and artist Alex Maleev.
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #43
(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Dario Brizuela
Scooby and the gang have teamed up with dozens of superheroes to face some of the world's weirdest menaces. But the shoe's on the other robotic foot when they have to team up with the world's strangest heroes, the Doom Patrol! And if the heroes make Scooby and Shaggy nervous, just wait until they meet the Doom Patrol's enemies...
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Patrick Zircher (CA) Jonathan Glapion, Viktor Bogdanovic
The Silencer finds herself in a deadly showdown with a pair of killers-Quietus and Gunn-as well as a giant kaiju monster at a Superman theme park! (No refunds given, park-goers.) If she can shoot her way out of that trouble, she'll still have to track down Talia's body before Leviathan can resurrect her. Of course, them being a secret evil criminal organization and all, they'll probably have backup plans inside of contingencies wrapped up in their true motivations. At any rate, someone's getting their soul eaten whether they like it or not!
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) Dale Eaglesham
The Terrifics struggle to escape their respective plights while trying to save members of the Tom Strong family as chaos reigns across the Multiverse! But as Doc Dread's true identity is revealed, that unmasking hits especially close to home for Sapphire Stagg, who's in mortal danger after she learns the fateful secret. And she's not the only Terrific in trouble-just wait until the team finds what threat awaits them back at their Gotham City headquarters!
(Cover A Leonardo Manco), $3.99
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Clayton Henry (CA) Leonardo Manco
Then, in a tie-in to the road to "Drowned Earth," the Titans get a visit from an old teammate when Atlantean mage Tempest guest-stars in the ish. What's got Garth's fishnets in a twist? He's there to help the new Titans lineup take on a major oceanic threat, whose attack comes straight out of the pages of Justice League and Aquaman. Guess you could say that prelude "spills over" into TITANS this month.
Wonder Woman #57
(Cover A Yasmine Putri), $3.99
(W) James TynionIV (A) Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy (CA) David Yardin
"The Witching Hour" part four! As Hecate's new world is born, Wonder Woman is under the goddess' total control! This is magic's darkest hour-one of the most powerful magicians of all time may not survive!