DC Comics Full Solicitations for Items Shipping in May 2012

EARTH TWO #1

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• First issue of an ongoing series from writer JAMES ROBINSON and artist NICOLA SCOTT!

• Who are the heroes of EARTH 2 – and what befell them?

• Starring ALAN SCOTT, JAY GARRICK and many others!

• You may think you know Earth 2…but this is DC Comics – The New 52, where anything can happen!

• Don’t miss the extra-sized debut issue!

WORLDS’ FINEST #1

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by GEORGE PEREZ, SCOTT KOBLISH and KEVIN MAGUIRE

Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• New ongoing series featuring POWER GIRL and HUNTRESS of Earth 2!

• PAUL LEVITZ teams with amazing artists GEORGE PEREZ and KEVIN MAGUIRE.

• Discover why these two heroes are stranded on our Earth – and what it means for the heroes of the DC Universe.

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #1

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

1:25 Variant cover by FRANK QUITELY

1:200 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• BATMAN, INCORPORATED makes its NEW 52 debut with an all-new first issue!

• The series hits the ground running as BATMAN and ROBIN face off against the assassin GOATBOY!

• LEVIATHAN’S sinister mission revealed!

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

DIAL H #1

Written by CHINA MIEVILLE

Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo award winning novelist CHINA MIEVILLE!

• What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero?

• And what if you found out that the world is threatened by this very device that’s become your uncontrollable obsession?

• These are just the first questions asked in this thrilling and inventive storyline that introduces the strangest super heroes and super villains in the DCU while exploring the boundaries of reality!

G.I. COMBAT #1

Written by J.T. KRUL, JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI and DAN PANOSIAN

Cover by BRETT BOOTH

1:25 Variant cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• First issue of an ongoing series!

• Featuring the first chapter of “WAR THAT TIME FORGOT” written by J.T. KRUL and with art by ARIEL OLIVETTI….and dinosaurs!

• Plus: The first chapter of “UNKNOWN SOLDIER” by JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and artist DAN PANOSIAN focuses on all-out war in Afghanistan!

THE RAVAGERS #1

Written by HOWARD MACKIE

Art and cover by IAN CHURCHILL

1:25 Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• First issue of a new series spinning directly out of “THE CULLING!”

• FAIRCHILD, brother and sister THUNDER and LIGHTNING, the monstrous RIDGE, BEAST BOY and TERRA are being pursued by ROSE WILSON and WARBLADE, who want them dead at any cost!

• No one’s survival is certain each month in THE RAVAGERS!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #9

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

Backup story art by GARY FRANK

1:25 Variant cover by CARLOS D’ANDA

1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale MAY 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• “THE VILLAIN’S JOURNEY” begins here! Part one of a story introducing an all-new major nemesis for the Justice League by GEOFF JOHNS and JIM LEE!

• In part three of the SHAZAM! backup story, Billy Batson attempts to get used to his new life, new school and new family as Sivana unleashes an ancient evil imprisoned long ago.

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #9

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN

Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• It’s the JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL against O.M.A.C in a fight to the finish!

• Special crossover with this month’s FIRESTORM #9!

WONDER WOMAN #9

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO and CLIFF CHIANG

Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• WONDER WOMAN continues to battle through HADES in hopes of rescuing the only friend she has left.

• What is APOLLO trying to convince ARES of? Whatever it is, you can bet it’s bad news for Wonder Woman!

AQUAMAN #9

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• AQUAMAN and YA’WARA star in part three of the epic “THE OTHER LEAGUE!”

• More secrets are revealed about the team AQUAMAN belonged to before the Justice League!

• Plus: MERA learns a startling truth about ARTHUR’S past from Shin.

THE FLASH #9

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

1:200 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• Continuing the debut of GORILLA GRODD in DC Comics – The New 52!

• THE FLASH travels to GORILLA CITY for the first time! • Who are the “RUNNERS” – and what do they mean for THE FLASH and the SPEED FORCE?

CAPTAIN ATOM #9

Written by J.T. KRUL

Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II

Cover by MIKE CHOI

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• CAPTAIN ATOM gets a visit from – CAPTAIN ATOM? Quantum leaping and a mysterious energy force spell certain doom for our hero!

• No good deed goes unpunished! What have CAPTAIN ATOM’S actions unleashed in the future?

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #9

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by BERNARD CHANG

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• As this new tale begins, the country’s best FBI profiler, Kass Sage, must seek help on a desperate case from her father…imprisoned serial killer VANDAL SAVAGE!

• Chapter one of a three-part story by JAMES ROBINSON and BERNARD CHANG.

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #9

Written by JOE HARRIS and ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and NORM RAPMUND

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Don’t miss this crossover with JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #9!

• RONNIE seeks information – but is the price he must pay too high?

GREEN ARROW #9

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art by HARVEY TOLIBAO

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• “TRIPLE THREAT: DEADZONE” part three!

• The final chapter in the first story by ANN NOCENTI, featuring the final showdown between OLIVER QUEEN, LEER and the SKYLARKS!

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #9

Written by ROB LIEFELD and MARK POULTON

Art by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT

Cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Welcome the new creative team of ROB LIEFELD, MARK POULTON, JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT!

• Introducing the evil XERXES!

• It’s HAWKMAN the savage warrior – as you’ve never seen him before!

ACTION COMICS #9

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by GENE HA

Backup story art by CULLY HAMNER

Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

1:200 B&W Variant cover by GENE HA

On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• Featuring characters from parallel Earths, including PRESIDENT SUPERMAN!

• Introducing new villain SUPERDOOM!

• Guest artist GENE HA joins GRANT MORRISON for this tale of not one, not two, but THREE Earths!

• And in the backup story, President Superman must stop a nuclear attack – but he can’t leave the White House!

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN #9

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS

Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO

Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT

1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS

On sale MAY23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• SUPERMAN faces new supervillainess MASOCHIST!

• How can Superman fight an opponent he can’t touch?

• LOIS LANE faces a turning point in her career as a journalist.

SUPERBOY #9

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by IAN CHURCHILL

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• “THE CULLING” continues here from this month’s TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 and leading into LEGION LOST #9!

• SUPERBOY vs. ROSE WILSON – round two!

• The shocking debut of the all-new WARBLADE!

SUPERGIRL #9

Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON

Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• SUPERGIRL aids the new SILVER BANSHEE against her father, the deadly BLACK BANSHEE!

• Supergirl finds out about her weakness to magic – the hard way!

BATMAN #9

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Backup story by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV

Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

Backup story art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:25 Variant cover by DALE KEOWN

1:200 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale MAY 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!

• Batman must stop the TALONS that have breeched the Batcave in order to save an innocent life...and Gotham City!

• In the backup story, learn more about the PENNYWORTH family and the secrets they’ve kept from the Wayne family!

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN ANNUAL #1

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by JAY FABOK

On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

• MR. FREEZE is introduced to The New 52!

• What is Mr. Freeze’s relationship to the COURT OF OWLS? Is he an ally – or do they want him dead?

• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!

DETECTIVE COMICS #9

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art by TONY S. DANIEL, JOEL GOMEZ and SANDU FLOREA

Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

1:25 Variant cover by JASON FABOK

1:200 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.

• BATMAN has been poisoned at the hands of the deadly MR. TOXIC!

• Featuring a TWO-FACE backup story written by TONY S. DANIEL with art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!

• Guest-writer JUDD WINICK joins artist DAVID FINCH for the return of RED ROBIN!

• Red Robin is back in Gotham City just in time to face off against TALON and THE COURT OF OWLS!

BATWING #9

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art by MARCOS TO and RYAN WINN

C