DC COMICS FOR AUGUST 2022

DC UNIVERSE TITLES
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BATMAN - ONE BAD DAY: THE RIDDLER (ONE-SHOT)

Written by TOM KING Art and cover by MITCH GERADS Variant cover by JIM LEE $7.99 US | 64 Pages | Prestige  ON SALE 8/16/22 The Dark Knight’s greatest villains get their greatest stories yet! The Riddler, Two-Face, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface, and Ra’s al Ghul—Batman’s most iconic villains are all given 64-page Prestige format specials that show why they are the greatest villains in all of comics, spearheaded by today’s top talent. We begin with Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler! Tom King and Mitch Gerads, the Eisner Award–winning duo behind Mister Miracle, The Sheriff of Babylon, and Strange Adventures, reunite to dive deep into the mind of Batman’s most intellectual foe…the Riddler. The Riddler has killed a man in broad daylight for seemingly no reason, but…there’s always a reason. The Riddler is always playing a game, there are always rules. Batman will reach his wits’ end trying to figure out the Riddler’s true motivation in this epic psychological thriller; this is not to be missed!

BATMAN: DEAR DETECTIVE (ONE-SHOT)

Written by LEE BERMEJO Art and cover by LEE BERMEJO $7.99 US | 56 pages | Prestige Plus | | 8 1/2" x 10 7/8"| One-shot ON SALE 9/6/22 BERMEJO AND BATMAN: AN ICON DRAWS AN ICON. What happens when a comics art powerhouse meets one of the greatest, most exciting heroes of all time? One part prestige art book, one part compelling noir tale, this one-of-a-kind edition collects some of Lee Bermejo’s most jaw-dropping Batman covers woven together to tell a story that strikes right at the heart of the Dark Knight’s never-ending crusade.

SWORD OF AZRAEL (L.S. OF 6)

Written by DAN WATTERS Art and cover by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON $3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 8/2/22 The warrior angel of St. Dumas returns! Jean-Paul Valley does not want to be Azrael ever again. All it has brought him is pain, violence, and misery. He has sequestered himself away at a monastery in Europe to find peace. But when a young woman who claims to have the same System programming that made Jean-Paul into Azrael arrives at the monastery, he won’t have a choice but to don his violent mantle of Azrael once more to protect her from the deadly assassins who wish her harm. From the rising star creative team of Dan Watters (Arkham City: The Order of the World, Lucifer) and Nikola Čižmešija (Batman: Urban Legends, Future State: Gotham) this miniseries will redefine one of the Batman world’s most iconic and fierce characters.

SWORD OF AZRAEL: DARK KNIGHT OF THE SOUL (ONE-SHOT)

Written by DAN WATTERS Art and cover by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA Variant cover by JUNI BA $3.99 US | 40 pages | One-shot | Variant $4.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 8/2/22 The Angel of St. Dumas’s faith is challenged! This issue collects the critically acclaimed three part story that ran in the pages of Batman: Urban Legends ahead of the August debut of the new Sword of Azrael miniseries. Azrael has returned to Gotham City after a long time away, unsure of his purpose and having his faith constantly challenged by demonic developments in the city. The arrival of the new antagonist the Poor Fellow will change Azrael’s future forever. Reprints the Azrael stories from Batman: Urban Legends #8-10 that lead into Sword of Azrael #1!

DCEASED: WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS (L.S. OF 8)

Written by TOM TAYLOR Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE and ANDY LANNING Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE Variant cover by DAN MORA Acetate variant cover by KAEL NGU “Body Bag” variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA $3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 8 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 8/9/22 What began as a battle for Earth has become a war for the galaxy as the epic final chapter in the massive DCeased franchise is here! The emergence of a reborn, undead Darkseid in DCeased: Dead Planet sets the stage for the most devastating conflict yet for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! As the Anti-Life Equation spreads into the cosmos, the survivors of Earth prepare for the coming apocalypse and realize their only hope could lie in the most powerful surviving hero from the first DCeased series… The bestselling creative team of Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine return for their third and final installment in War of the Undead Gods!

DARK CRISIS: WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE – GREEN LANTERN  (ONE-SHOT)

Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON Art and cover by FERNANDO BLANCO Backup written by NADIA SHAMMAS Backup art by JACK HERBERT $4.99 | 40 pages | One-shot ON SALE 8/9/22 When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…but the spirit of the Justice League can never truly die. John Stewart takes flight to defend his planet as the Emerald Knight of Justice alongside allies Red Hood and the blind prophet Kyle Rayner! Plus: Hawkgirl takes to the skies in her own unique world! Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of the DCU’s biggest event of 2022!

DC SAVED BY THE BELLE REVE   (ONE-SHOT)

Written by ART BALTAZAR, FRANCO, ANDREW AYDIN, DAN WATTERS, BECKY CLOONAN, BRENDEN FLETCHER, TIM SEELEY, BRANDON THOMAS, PETER J. TOMASI, and DAVE WIELGOSZ Art by ART BALTAZAR, NELSON DÁNIEL, JUAN FERREYRA, KARL KERSCHL, MIKE NORTON, SCOTT KOLINS, and CRAIG CERMAK Cover by JUNI BA Variant cover by RILEY ROSSMO $9.99 US | 80 pages | Prestige Format ON SALE 8/30/22 School’s back in session, and we just know you’re waiting for the BELLE to give you some REVElief…all right, you can’t say we didn’t try! DC Saved by the Belle Reve’s halls are packed with eight tales of schooltime fun from around the DC Universe! The Suicide Squad is sent to an international prep school to protect a dignitary’s son! Jean-Paul Valley returns to the school that made him into Azrael! Plus, a return to Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco, and a new school year starts at Gotham Academy! So grab your pencils and notebooks and get educated!

HARLEY QUINN 2022 ANNUAL #1 (ONE-SHOT)

Written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS Art by SIMONE BUONFANTINO and others Cover by JONBOY MEYERS Variant cover by NATHAN SZERDY Homage variant cover by RYAN SOOK $5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 8/30/22 Do you know what ol’ Grandma Quinzel used to say? “Live long and fight alien monsters to save Earth!” She was full of wisdom like that. And only Task Force XX can save our little blue marble from suffering a full-scale alien takeover! Not all of us are going to survive, but at least we’ll look really good dying thanks to Luke Fox providin’ some new gear. Tune in for the final installment of Harley Quinn’s Task Force XX Space Extravaganza, plus the start of a new status quo for Harley Quinn!

HARLEY QUINN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – THE REAL SIDEKICKS OF NEW GOTHAM SPECIAL  (ONE-SHOT)

Written by TEE FRANKLIN, ALEXIS QUASARANO, CONNER SHIN, JIMMY MOSQUEDA, and JAMIESEN BORAK Art by MAX SARIN, ONEILLJONES, ERICA  HENDERSON, LOGAN FAERBER, PJ HOLDEN, and more! Cover by MAX SARIN Variant cover by DAN HIPP $9.99 US | 80 pages | Prestige ON SALE 8/30/22 What happens when writers from Harley Quinn the TV show and Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour the comic book get together and swap stories from New Gotham? Absolute mayhem, that’s what! Follow what happened to some of your favorite Gotham sidekicks on Tawny Young’s new trash-tastic daytime talk show and watch the chairs fly as they spill the tea! Guest-starring Clayface, Batgirl, Frank the Plant, and Harley Quinn’s worst sidekick…The Joker!

THE FLASH 2022 ANNUAL #1  (ONE-SHOT)

Written by JEREMY ADAMS Art by SERGIO ACUNA Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE $5.99 US | 48 pages ON SALE 8/30/22 It’s been a wild time for Wally West and Linda Park-West: their children are regaining their powers, Wally is bouncing between realms, and Linda is dealing with a mysterious power surge! Now, as Linda begins doing research for her upcoming book, Wally comes along for some quality time, and the couple end up on an adventure neither expected!

WONDER GIRL 2022 ANNUAL #1 (ONE-SHOT)

Written by JOËLLE JONES Art by ADRIANA MELO, SWEENEY BOO, JILL THOMPSON, and EMI LENOX Cover by JOËLLE JONES Variant cover by CHRIS WILDGOOSE $5.99 | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 8/30/22 After an unforgettable first visit to Themyscira (see Trial of the Amazons), Yara Flor has been crowned Wonder Girl and her Esquecida tribe accepted into the Amazon sisterhood…so what now? The jungles of Brazil beckon our heroes home, just in time for some new adventures! You won’t want to miss this oversize issue packed with never-before-seen stories about the mysterious new tribe and their most famous member!

OLYMPUS: REBIRTH   (ONE-SHOT)

Written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD Art by CAITLIN YARSKY Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO Variant cover by TULA LOTAY $5.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | Variant $6.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 8/23/22 After years of bitter and violent conflict, the Greek pantheon of gods stands united to welcome their latest goddess…Hippolyta of Themyscira! Due to her heroic efforts in the mortal realm, the former queen has earned her rightful place among the gods and plans to use her newfound powers to take care of her Amazon sisters from beyond. Littledoes she know, some of the gods are wary of the new future Hippolyta brings and will do just abou anything to stop it! Join the Wonder Woman writing duo of Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad—along with artist Caitlin Yarsky (Black Hammer) in her DC debut—for an unforgettable new adventure on Mount Olympus. It’s only the beginning of many exciting things to come for Wonder Woman and her world!

THE NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM! (L.S. OF 4)

Written by JOSIE CAMPBELL Art and cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON $3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 4 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 8/2/22 Mary Bromfield has always struggled to determine who she is outside her family…kinda hard to do when you’re all superheroes! Now, after Billy Batson’s heroic sacrifice, the power of Shazam has vanished, and she’s been left powerless. Most heroes would be distraught, but not Mary. It’s finally time for a voyage of self-discovery as she prepares for her freshman year of college and a civilian life. But nothing is ever truly normal for this young hero, because she’s just been chosen as the new champion of Shazam! (At least according to a talking rabbit sent by her estranged brother Billy.) Will she embrace the power? Or will it die along with this world’s hope of survival against the mysterious magical forces waiting to take control? Find out in Mary’s first solo miniseries, brought to you by up-and-coming comics writer Josie Campbell (Future State: Green Lantern) and fan-favorite Shazam artist Evan “Doc” Shaner (Strange Adventures, Convergence: Shazam!)!

TALES OF THE HUMAN TARGET   (ONE-SHOT)

Written by TOM KING Art by MIKEL JANÍN, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, KEVIN MAGUIRE, and GREG SMALLWOOD Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD Variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ $5.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | Variant $6.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 8/23/22 Building on the most critically acclaimed series of the year, Tom King and four of comics’ top artists tell the tales of what happened before Chance drank Luthor’s poison. Chance teams up with fan-favorite members of the JLI in four connecting mysteries that lead them to that fateful day when one them will kill the Human Target.

BLACK ADAM – THE JUSTICE SOCIETY FILES: CYCLONE   (ONE-SHOT)

Written by CAVAN SCOTT and BRYAN Q. MILLER Art by MARIA LAURA SANAPO and MARCO SANTUCCI Cover by KAARE ANDREWS Photo variant cover $5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 8/2/22 When she was young, Maxine Hunkel dreamed of flying with the Justice Society. Now she finally has the powers and the opportunity…but will she say yes? Guest starring Hawkman on the road to Black Adam! Plus, continuing the Teth-Adam backup story: trouble hits home for Adrianna Tomaz as Intergang mercenaries invade the hallowed halls of her university, on the hunt for the sacred totem she “liberated”—but what strange metal is the idol made from, and why does Intergang need it so badly?

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