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DC COMICS FOR JULY 2024

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ABSOLUTE POWER GROUND ZERO (ONE-SHOT)

Written by MARK WAID, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, NICOLE MAINES, and CHIP ZDARSKY Art by GLEB MELNIKOV, SKYLAR PATRIDGE, and V KEN MARION Cover by DAN MORA Variant covers by GLEB MELNIKOV and MIKEL JANÍN Connecting variant cover by JOHN TIMMS Foil variant cover by DAN MORA ($6.99 US) $4.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 6/25/24 THE DOMINOS FALL! As the DC Universe braces for the “Absolute Power” blitzkrieg, the key to capturing metahuman powers on planet Earth will at last be unlocked! Bridging the events of Batman, Superman: House of Brainiac, and Suicide Squad: Dream Team, this special oversize GROUND ZERO issue brings Waller’s total dominance to the doorsteps of the world’s finest heroes…using the combined might of FAILSAFE, BRAINIAC QUEEN, and the SUICIDE SQUAD to do it! Witness years of storytelling culminate, brought to you by Absolute Power series architect MARK WAID and the masterminds behind the trinity of evil, CHIP ZDARSKY, NICOLE MAINES, and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON!

ABSOLUTE POWER (L.S. OF 4)

Written by MARK WAID Art and cover by DAN MORA Variant covers by JIM LEE, STEPHEN BLISS, PUPPETEER LEE, CHRIS SAMNEE, CHRISSIE ZULLO, and more Raised UV variant cover by WES CRAIG ($7.99 US) Connecting variant cover by JOHN TIMMS $4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 7/3/24 THE TRINITY OF EVIL HAS WON. DC’s epic summer event kicks off with a bang, as the combined might of FAILSAFE and the BRAINIAC QUEEN has at last given Amanda Waller the ability to steal the metahuman abilities of every hero and villain on planet Earth. As chaos erupts in the streets and a massive misinformation campaign sways public opinion to her side, the founder of the Suicide Squad methodically targets each superhero dynasty one at a time, starting with SUPERMAN. But even in this darkest of hours, a resistance is forming…and BATMAN is out for vengeance. It’s a shocking blitzkrieg across the globe that is decades in the making—and will shape the course of the DC Universe for years to come! Brought to you by the superstar talents of MARK WAID and DAN MORA—it all starts here!

ABSOLUTE POWER: TASK FORCE VII (L.S. OF 7)

Written by LEAH WILLIAMS Art by CAITLIN YARSKY Cover by PETE WOODS Variant covers by DAVE RAPOZA, BRAD WALKER, AND STEPHEN PLATT Connecting variant cover by JOHN TIMMS Foil Variant Cover by DAN MORA ($6.99 US) 
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 7/10/24 SUPER NO MORE! With the assault on Metropolis’s heroes complete, Amanda Waller’s latest living weapon, the Last Son, sets his sights on the other most powerful supers in the DCU…the Marvel Family! Will their combined powers be enough to survive this terrifying threat? In this biweekly series we'll see the ABSOLUTE POWER event through the eyes of evil—as told from the point of view of the TRINITY OF EVIL!

ABSOLUTE POWER: ORIGINS (L.S. OF 3)

Written by JOHN RIDLEY Art by ALITHA MARTINEZ Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ Variant covers by DAVE WILKINS, ALITHA MARTINEZ & DANNY MIKI $3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 7/24/24 Discover the untold story of what led Amanda Waller to form the TRINITY OF EVIL and take down Earth’s Super Heroes! It’s the Suicide Squad’s founder as you’ve never seen her before, in an all-new companion miniseries to the Absolute Power event. The definitive history of one of the DCU’s deadliest villains is at last revealed! Amanda Waller’s catastrophic attack on the metahumans of Earth has rendered both hero and villain POWERLESS, but what led “THE WALL” to this place? In Absolute Power: Origins, Academy Award-winning writer JOHN RIDLEY and fan-favorite artist ALITHA MARTINEZ will tell the tale about how one woman lost everything she held dear…powerless beneath the forces of senseless acts of chaos. The path of vengeance would bring her to two simple words that would change her life—and the lives of the entire DCU—forever: NEVER AGAIN.

JOKER: THE WORLD (OGN)

Written by GEOFF JOHNS, DAVID RUBIN, TORSTEN STRÄTER, ENRICO BRIZZI, FELIPE CASTILHO, ALVARO FONG VARELA, STEPAN KOPRIVA, METIN AKDÜLGER, SATOSHI MIYAGAWA, INPYO JEON, MATÍAS TIMARCHI, DR. EJOB GAIUS, and TOMASZ KOŁODZIEJCZAK Art by JASON FABOK, DAVID RUBIN, INGO RÖMLING, PAOLO BACILIERI, TAINAN ROCHA, OSCAR PINTO, MICHAL SUCHÁNEK, ETHEM ONUR BILGIÇ, KEISUKE GOTOU, JAEKWANG PARK, GERMÁN PERALTA, BERTRAND MBOZO’O ZEH, and JACEK MICHALSKI Cover by JASON FABOK $24.99 US | 184 pages | Hardcover | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" ON SALE 9/17/24 
Gotham’s Clown Prince of Crime goes global in this worldwide anthology, Joker: The World. This 184-page book will feature Joker stories by creative teams from 13 different countries, showcasing how The Joker has truly inspired chaos on a global scale. This original Joker project launches worldwide on September 17, 2024, and the complete anthology will be localized to the following international territories: Spain, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Czech Republic, Turkey, Japan, Korea, North America, Argentina, Cameroon, and Poland. What does The Joker do when on holiday in Spain? How has he inspired others to follow in his footsteps, creating Joker duplicates in Germany and Turkey? How does a Joker in Cameroon find inspiration? Only the top writers and artists from each country can tell these stories about the world’s best-known villain (who happens to have a movie coming out in October!).

FROM THE DC VAULT: DEATH IN THE FAMILY: ROBIN LIVES  (L.S. OF 4)

Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS Art and cover by RICK LEONARDI Variant cover by MIKE MIGNOLA $4.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 7/10/24  In 1988, DC fans made a seminal choice in the history of DC publishing—voting to kill off Jason Todd’s Robin in the Death in the Family storyline. Now, for the first time, we want to find out what would have happened if fans had voted to let him live. And it begins—with the murder of The Joker!

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL ALLWINTER (L.S. OF 6)

Written by JAY KRISTOFF and TOM TAYLOR Art by TIRSO CONS and RICCARDO FEDERICI Cover by TIRSO CONS Variant cover by GERARDO ZAFFINO Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA $4.99 US | 40 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock) ON SALE 7/17/24 The snow falls thick, blood runs black, and color itself is only a distant memory. The legendary assassin Deathstroke stalks a frozen wasteland, killing for coin among a nation of ever-warring jarls. But when our murderer for hire finds himself cast in the role of reluctant guardian, will he fight to end the icy curse destroying his land or be consumed by the sins of his own dark past? The red-hot Dark Knights of Steel epic expands into bone-chilling new territories with new surprises in store!

THE NICE HOUSE BY THE SEA (L.S. OF 12)

Written by JAMES TYNION IV Art and cover by ÁLVARO MARTÍNEZ BUENO Variant covers by NICK ROBLES and HAYDEN SHERMAN $4.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $5.99 US | 1 of 12 ON SALE 7/24/24 No one who was invited to the House knew Max—but she knew each and every one of them. Masters of their fields, titans of industry and knowledge, they all represented the best and brightest of humanity. So when Max whispered to each of them the truth of what they deserved—to be saved from disaster, to carry on the flame of civilization in a paradise built just for them—they all leaped at the chance. Why not? Why shouldn’t they be the ones to live forever? Isn’t it their destiny to survive the culling of the lesser herd? Wouldn’t being named the future of humanity be…nice? With the Eisner Award-winning The Nice House on the Lake, honored as Best New Series by the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival, James Tynion IV and Álvaro Martínez Bueno shocked the comics industry and unleashed a classic of contemporary horror…and no matter what you might think is coming, you aren’t ready for their second act!

To see all of DC Comics released in July 2024
click here or check the
DC Connect #48 here
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