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DC Comics March 2021 Solicits

DC enters a new era with INFINITE FRONTIER

INFINITE FRONTIER #0

written by SCOTT SNYDER, GEOFF JOHNS, JAMES TYNION IV, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, GEOFFREY THORNE, PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, BECKY CLOONAN, MICHAEL W. CONRAD, JOËLLE JONES, and TIM SHERIDAN
art by JOHN TIMMS, HOWARD PORTER, JOËLLE JONES, JORGE JIMENEZ, ALITHA MARTINZEZ, DAVID MARQUEZ, STEPHEN BYRNE, JAMAL IGLE, DEXTER SOY, RAFA SANDOVAL, ALEX MALEEV, JOHN ROMITA JR., and others
wraparound cover by DAN JURGENS and MIKEL JANÍN
card stock variant cover by JOHN TIMMS
ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 3/2/21
$5.99 US | 64 PAGES | FC | DC
card stock variant cover $6.99 US
The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe.
In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never expected. In Brazil, a young woman discovers her destiny and her connection to the Amazons. In Belle Reve, Amanda Waller plots an invasion of Arkham Asylum. In the far reaches of space, Mongul dreams of galactic domination, while the Green Lantern Corps hosts a summit of its greatest enemies. At the Hall of Justice, the League joins forces with Black Adam. Beyond the mortal world, Wonder Woman settles into a new role in the godsphere. And somewhere in the DC Universe—it’s the return of Stargirl, in an all-new tale written by Geoff Johns!
This oversized, all-star issue kicks off the next great era of storytelling and excitement as top writers and artists reveal what’s next for the World’s Greatest Heroes and opens the door to some of the greatest stories of 2021.

BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS #1

written by CHIP ZDARSKY, MATTHEW ROSENBERG, STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, and BRANDON THOMAS
art by EDDY BARROWS, MARCOS TO, RYAN BENJAMIN, LAURA BRAGA, and MAX DUNBAR
cover by HICHAM HABCHI
Batman/Red Hood variant cover by DAVID FINCH
Batman/Grifter variant cover by KAEL NGU
blank variant cover
PRESTIGE FORMAT | ON SALE 3/9/21
$7.99 US | 64 PAGES | FC | DC
Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes—and villains—who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with celebrated Detective Comics and DC Future State: Robin Eternal artist Eddy Barrows for a six-part story chronicling Red Hood’s investigation of a new drug sweeping through Gotham. It’s a night that will change his life forever—and put him in Batman’s crosshairs.
• Writer of the DC Future State “Grifters” story Matthew Rosenberg picks up where he left off, continuing from the pages of Batman #101! Superstar artist Ryan Benjamin joins the team as we learn why Cole Cash is in Gotham in a tale that hints at what Halo might be…and we also get Batman vs. Grifter—round two!
• New Harley Quinn writer Stephanie Phillips and DC Future State: The Next Batman artist Laura Braga join forces for a Harley tale set just before the launch of her new series. Harley’s determined to sort out her history with Poison Ivy—but first, she’ll have to find her!
• Coming off the DC Future State “Outsiders” tale, writer Brandon Thomas begins a three-part saga reuniting Black Lightning, Katana, and Metamorpho. But this reunion quickly turns into a confrontation with a figure from Katana’s past, in a story drawn by fan-favorite artist Max Dunbar (Champions, Dungeons and Dragons, Judge Dredd)!

THE JOKER #1

written by JAMES TYNION IV
backup story written by JAMES TYNION IV and SAM JOHNS
art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
backup story art by MIRKA ANDOLFO
variant cover by FRANK QUITELY
variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
team variant cover by
MARK BROOKS—minimum order 250 copies
blank variant cover
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVERS
ON SALE 3/9/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
Following the events of Infinite Frontier #1, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement—and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces are also in pursuit of The Joker?
And in the backup story, following the events of the smash hit Punchline #1, DC’s most controversial new villain navigates the infrastructure of Blackgate Penitentiary—while on the outside, Harper Row takes up the mantle of Bluebird to stop her brother from falling under Punchline’s influence.

HARLEY QUINN #1

written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO
card stock variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
team variant cover by YOSHITAKA AMANO—minimum order 250 copies
blank card stock variant cover
ON SALE 3/23/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
Ahem! You better read this closely, ’cause we’ve got a red-hot relaunch on our hands here—and I should know! Harley Quinn here to let everyone know that I got a brand-new monthly series here with a brand-new status quo. I’m coming back to Gotham City to make up for the sins of my past, and help the city recover from “The Joker War”!
But there’s no welcoming committee waiting for me, your favorite Maid of Mischief! And between you and me, some real creeps are working to keep the city broken. We can’t let that happen, can we? Rising-star writer Stephanie Phillips, my new partner in crime, takes me into a bold new era with her partner in artistic crime Riley Rossmo, who I gotta say designed a real nice new costume for me. You’re not gonna wanna miss this one, folks!

CRIME SYNDICATE #1

written by ANDY SCHMIDT
art by KIERAN McKEOWN
backup story art by BRYAN HITCH
cover by JIM CHEUNG
variant cover by SKAN
ON SALE 3/2/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 OF 6 | FC | DC
Spinning out of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the Multiverse is reborn—and Earth-3 with it! In this six-issue miniseries, witness the true origins of the malevolent makers of mayhem known as the Crime Syndicate as a common foe unites them! But how long can alliances last between villains like these?
Also in this issue, it’s the origin of Ultraman in our special backup story drawn by superstar artist Bryan Hitch!

SUICIDE SQUAD #1

written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
art and cover by EDUARDO PANSICA
and EDUARDO PANSICA
variant cover by GERALD PAREL
ON SALE 3/2/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Things have changed for Task Force X. As Peacemaker takes over as field leader, there will be no more avenging or defending for the government’s top-secret task force of killers, thieves, and criminals. Amanda Waller—now back in control of the Squad—sends a new Squad into Arkham Asylum to “recruit” the deadly Court of Owls assassin Talon while she interviews another new candidate: Superboy.

SUPERMAN RED & BLUE #1

written by JOHN RIDLEY, WES CRAIG, BRANDON EASTON, DAN WATTERS, and MARGUERITE BENNETT
art by CLAYTON HENRY, WES CRAIG, STEVE LIEBER, DANI, and JILL THOMPSON
cover by GARY FRANK
variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
variant cover by YOSHITAKA AMANO
PRESTIGE FORMAT | ON SALE 3/16/21
$5.99 US | 40 PAGES | 1 OF 6 | FC | DC
This new series presents fresh new visions of the Man of Steel in his two signature colors of red and blue! Around the world, everyone knows that when they see a red and blue streak in the sky, it’s not a bird…it’s not a plane…it’s Superman.
To start things off, Academy Award-winning writer of DC Future State: The Next Batman John Ridley joins artist Clayton Henry (Batman/Superman) to tell a story of Clark Kent as he confronts a villain who still haunts him, in a story that shows what Superman can mean to a whole country. Then, Brandon Easton (DC Future State’s “Mister Miracle”) and Steve Lieber (Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen) take readers to the streets of Metropolis to show how one hero can mean so much to an individual in pain.
Plus, writer/artist Wes Craig (Deadly Class) tells a tale of Superman’s early days and the man who inspired him to become the hero he is today! And Marguerite Bennett (DC Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman) and artist Jill Thompson give us a tale of teenage Clark Kent, while Dan Watters and Dani, the team behind Coffin Bound, bring us an outlandish fable about what happens when all colors are stolen!

THE SWAMP THING #1

written by RAM V
art and cover by MIKE PERKINS
variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
ON SALE 3/2/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 OF 10 | FC | DC
Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the deadly reality of a ravenous new villain in order to comprehend what he is truly, and horrifyingly, becoming. A new era of global action and horror blossoms here, and Swamp Thing will be at the root of it!

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #1

written by TIM SHERIDAN
art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
ON SALE 3/23/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Welcome to Teen Titans Academy! Packed with both new, super-powered teens and numerous dark secrets, Teen Titans Academy’s student body includes Shazam; a new Australian speedster; a trio of Goth(am) teen expatriates obsessed with Batman—and one member of this first class will become the deadly Red X. Original New Teen Titans including Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, and Beast Boy take on the role of teachers and mentors for superpowered teens. Their goal: to shape the next generation of heroes.

SUPERMAN #29

written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
backup story written by SEAN LEWIS
art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
backup story art by SAMI BASRI
cover by PHIL HESTER
wraparound variant cover by JOHN TIMMS
ON SALE 3/9/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson jumps from DC Future State back to the present for a two-part story that spans Superman and Action Comics this month!
In “The Golden Age,” Jonathan Kent steps back to examine his father’s legacy. When a monstrous foe from outer space attacks Clark—and nearly kills him!—this young hero must consider the fact that his father died once before, and the Legion of Super-Heroes told him he could die again. Any threat could be the one—including this one!
And in the new backup “Tales of Metropolis” story, writer Sean Lewis (DC Future State: Superman of Metropolis) and artist Sami Basri (Harley Quinn) follow Jimmy Olsen on a quest to meet of some of the city’s more colorful denizens, beginning with Bibbo Bibbowski!

ACTION COMICS #1029

written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
backup story written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD
art and cover by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
backup story art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
ON SALE 3/23/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
“The Golden Age” reaches its conclusion in this issue that continues directly from Superman #29! Following an almost-deadly attack by an alien foe, the new Superman realizes that any threat could be the one! Neither Superboy nor Superman know what’s behind this latest attack. Two words: the Wall.
Plus, in an all-new backup “Tale of Metropolis,” writers Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad continue the Midnighter story they started in DC Future State. But is the DC Universe ready for Trojan Solutions?

BATMAN #106

written by JAMES TYNION IV
art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
backup story written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
backup story art by GLEB MELNIKOV
wraparound variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
1:25 card stock variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
ON SALE 3/2/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
Following the tragic events of Infinite Frontier #1, Batman and his new ally, Ghost-Maker, must reckon with a new gang operating in Gotham City—but are they connected to the reemergence of the Scarecrow? Meanwhile, shadowy billionaire Simon Saint pitches an advanced law-enforcement system to the new mayor! The creative team behind the epic “The Joker War” returns with a thrill-packed, dangerous new storyline called “The Cowardly Lot.”
Plus, the backup story “Demon or Detective” begins as Damian Wayne is on the run! After everything Damian has gone through, can he escape Gotham and find his way back to where his journey started—to his mother, Talia al Ghul? This two-part tale concludes this month in Detective Comics #1034!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1034

written by MARIKO TAMAKI
art and cover by DAN MORA
backup story written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
backup story art by GLEB MELNIKOV
card stock variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
ON SALE 3/23/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
DC Future State may be over—but the present looks tense! With the loss of his fortune and manor, the election of Mayor Nakano, and the growing anti-vigilante sentiment in Gotham, Bruce Wayne must rethink how to be Batman…or risk being left behind by his own city. To make matters worse, a catastrophic crime wave has taken hold of the city, culminating in a murder mystery that hits close to home—the suspects mount, the clues multiply, and the trail of bodies hasn’t ended yet! Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and superstar artist Dan Mora begin an exciting, surprising, and death-defying new chapter of Detective Comics.
Plus, in the second and concluding chapter of “Demon or Detective,” Damian Wayne meets a startling new faction from his family’s checkered past…but what is the League of Lazarus?

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #16

written by GENE LUEN YANG
art and cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
variant cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
ON SALE 3/23/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
In the aftermath of Dark Nights: Death Metal, catch a glimpse of brave new worlds within the DC Universe…but what are these strange planets? As we delve into the parallel lives of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, we’ll meet new villains, new heroes, alternate realities, and a transdimensional collision that you will need to see to believe! It’s the dastardly debut of a cadre of new villains, including the Spider Lady and her poisonous webs, Dr. Atom, who sports a Kryptonite pendant, and the maniacal machinations of the Unknown Wizard! You’ve never seen Batman and Superman like this before—so buckle up and get ready for the start of a new era courtesy of writer Gene Luen Yang and artist Ivan Reis!

CATWOMAN #29

written by RAM V
art by FERNANDO BLANCO
cover by JOËLLE JONES
card stock variant cover by JENNY FRISON
ON SALE 3/16/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
So far, Selina Kyle’s ambitious plan to gain control of Alleytown has been going purrfectly, but she’s about to run headlong into a brand-new foe—and pass right through them…? Riddle us this, Catwoman! What do the Khadym mob, a non-corporeal assassin, and Poison Ivy have in common? And when it comes to solving riddles, there’s only one person Selina can go to—no matter how much she hates the idea.

THE FLASH #768

written by JEREMY ADAMS
art and cover by BRANDON PETERSON
variant cover by IAN MacDONALD
ON SALE 3/16/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
The retirement of Wally West begins! After the events spanning from DC Universe: Rebirth to Heroes in Crisis to Dark Nights: Death Metal, the former Kid Flash decides to call it quits. But the current Flash needs his former partner now more than ever. As fallout from Infinite Frontier hits the Flash, Barry Allen and Wally West must confront the past by way of a Justice League led by Green Arrow.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #59

written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
backup story written by RAM V
backup story art by XERMANICO
wraparound variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
variant cover by KAEL NGU
ON SALE 3/16/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
Writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with artist David Marquez (Miles Morales, Iron Man, Batman/Superman) for a new, star-studded Justice League featuring Superman, Batman, the Flash, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Hippolyta, new DC powerhouse Naomi, and…is that Black Adam?! Superman is leading the charge to reinvent the Justice League—and at the same time, a new, cosmic-powered threat arrives from Naomi’s homeworld to rule the Earth!
And in the backup story, dark days lie ahead for the new Justice League Dark. Zatanna and John Constantine take a road trip, only to discover horror around the bend as a friend—and sometime foe—is reborn in fire! A legend is destroyed, and another takes a terrible turn, as Merlin reveals the beginning of a new, blood-drenched plot for all humankind. So begins writer Ram V’s new journey into the abyss with the Justice League Dark and artist Xermanico!

NIGHTWING #78

written by TOM TAYLOR
art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO
variant cover by SKAN
ON SALE 3/16/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Nightwing is back—and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the hero.
The New York Times bestselling team of writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Injustice) and artist Bruno Redondo (Injustice, Suicide Squad) are about to take Nightwing to the next stage of his evolution as a hero!

WONDER WOMAN #770

written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD
art and cover by TRAVIS MOORE
backup story written by JORDIE BELLAIRE
backup story art by PAULINA GANUCHEAU
wraparound variant cover by TRAVIS MOORE
ON SALE 3/9/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
What. Is. Happening?! Wonder Woman just woke up in the middle of battle, with rampaging hordes of mythological beasts bearing down on her! Not even the Princess of the Amazons can survive such an assault, but that’s okay—it’s just another day in Valhalla! The warriors here spend their days fighting and their nights drinking—and if they die in combat they’ll be resurrected in time for the party. Strange, though, that no one seems surprised to see Wonder Woman in this crowd. It’s up to Diana to find out why things are going wrong in the Sphere of the Gods—and whether it has anything to do with what landed her in the Norse afterlife.
This bombastic adventure comes from the new creative team of writers Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad (DC Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman) and artist Travis Moore (Nightwing)!
In the backup story, the world may know her as Wonder Woman, but once upon a time she was just Diana of Themyscira, a young girl struggling through adolescence on the shores of a mysterious island. Brought to you by Eisner Award winner Jordie Bellaire and fan-favorite artist Paul Ganucheau, this new backup story will present an intimate look into the princess’s upbringing and the hidden secrets of her past.

SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN #1

written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
art by MEGHAN HETRICK
cover by YASMINE PUTRI
variant cover by EJIKURE
ON SALE 3/2/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Celebrating Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, Sensational Wonder Woman will explore everything that makes Wonder Woman the sensational hero she is.
During a battle with Doctor Psycho, Wonder Woman sacrifices herself to stop the villain, only to be hit with a psychic blast that traps her in an alternate reality. With the help of Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman has to remember who she is before it’s too late.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE 1976 #6

written by SCOTT SNYDER
art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
variant cover by TULA LOTAY
ON SALE 3/9/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 6 OF 9 | FC
DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+
With the help of the Council of Firsts, Skinner’s team has learned the secret sacrifice required to obtain the Blood of Light—their only hope of stopping the Beast from destroying humanity and conquering the world. Finally within reach of the remedy, the crew sends one of its own on the grueling last leg of the mission—but a devastating betrayal and an unwelcome revelation about Skinner’s quest for immortality could sabotage the expedition.Image 1 of 1

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #4

written by CHIP ZDARSKY, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, BECKY CLOONAN, DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, and KARL KERSCHL
art by NICK BRADSHAW, RILEY ROSSMO, TERRY DODSON, RACHEL DODSON, DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, and KARL KERSCHL
cover by BECKY CLOONAN
variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Two-Face variant cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
PRESTIGE FORMAT | ON SALE 3/23/21
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | 4 OF 6 | FC | DC
Gotham City’s past, present, and future all come together to haunt the Dark Knight in exhilarating new stories from some of comics’ most noted luminaries as Batman Black & White continues!
• Eisner Award-winning writer Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil, Stillwater) and fan-favorite artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine & the X-Men, Spidey) team up for a story that brings Poison Ivy to the front door of Wayne Manor to demand ecological responsibility from Bruce Wayne!
• Superstar writer Joshua Williamson (The Flash, Batman/Superman, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad) pairs with superstar artist Riley Rossmo (Harley Quinn, Dark Nights: Death Metal: Robin King, Martian Manhunter) for a horrific night in Gotham as a new villain emerges, as seen through the eyes of Batman himself.
• Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Becky Cloonan (Wonder Woman, Gotham Academy) concocts a murder mystery for Batman to solve set at a circus, featuring art by legendary artist Terry Dodson (Wonder Woman, X-Men, Adventureman).
• Red-hot cartoonist Daniel Warren Johnson puts Batman at the mercy of Two-Face. Batman will have to remember the words of Alfred Pennyworth if he’s going to make it through this ordeal alive.
• Karl Kerschl, artist of Gotham Academy, writes and draws a tale of Batman investigating the occult mysteries of Gotham City’s past with his new Robin…Gotham Academy’s Maps Mizoguchi?!

BATMAN/CATWOMAN #4

written by TOM KING
art and cover by CLAY MANN
variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
variant cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
ON SALE 3/16/21
$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 4 OF 12 | FC
CARD STOCK COVERS
DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+
The Joker has hidden a bomb in Gotham—but there might be a bigger explosion if Batman proves his suspicions true, and Catwoman actually knows where it is! It’s a dangerous secret that threatens to destroy the couple’s relationship in its early days, and it’s going to reverberate throughout their time together. In the present day, it will affect how Selina handles Andrea Beaumont, a.k.a. Phantasm, who has a vendetta to carry out against the Clown Prince of Crime, fueled by the righteous fury of a mother who lost her son.
And this whole chain of events is what ultimately leads to Catwoman killing The Joker in the future—a secret she can’t keep from her daughter, Batwoman, much longer. Particularly now that old man Penguin is involved.

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS HARLEY QUINN #6

story by SEAN MURPHY and KATANA COLLINS
written by KATANA COLLINS
art by MATTEO SCALERA
cover by SEAN MURPHY
variant cover by MATTEO SCALERA
ON SALE 3/23/21
$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 6 OF 6 | FC
CARD STOCK COVERS
DC BLACK LABEL
Gotham City’s fate hangs in the balance in this conclusion to Harley Quinn’s quest to catch a serial killer!
Harley knew the risks when she agreed to help the GTO capture Gotham’s most savage new criminals, and all her fears have come to pass. Her pursuit of Starlet and the Producer has magnified the overwhelming responsibilities of motherhood, endangered her life and loved ones, and forced her to revisit the most painful memories of her own criminal past.
Now, on the eve of Starlet’s final spectacular act at the Gotham Film Festival, the case has become personal. As Harley grieves a shocking personal loss, she prepares to risk everything to prove she can deliver on her commitments and bring the case to a close. With one final assist from Bruce, Harley heads to center stage for a showdown that will make or break Gotham’s future—and determine Harley’s role within it.

BATMAN VS. RA’S AL GHUL #5

written by NEAL ADAMS
art and cover by NEAL ADAMS
RESOLICIT | ON SALE 3/16/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 5 OF 6 | FC | DC
At last, the miniseries by legendary comics talent Neal Adams is back! Everyone knows that Gotham City needs Batman—but a shadowy group is running a competition to replace him. Will they choose a man with the necessary skills to keep the people of Gotham safe? Or do they have something else in mind? Either way, Deadman has his own idea of the next steps to take!

THE DREAMING: WAKING HOURS #8

written by G. WILLOW WILSON
art and cover by NICK ROBLES
ON SALE 3/2/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC
DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+
“The Faerie King,” the next major arc of The Dreaming: Waking Hours, begins here! Heather After has a theory about just where Ruin’s lost love might be found…but the realm of Faerie is a dangerous place under the best of circumstances, and as Ruin, Heather, and Jophiel will quickly find when they cross between worlds, the circumstances there have changed quite a bit! Don’t miss this jumping-on point for the series The Hollywood Reporter calls “a contemporary version of what Gaiman had achieved with The Sandman”!

THE GREEN LANTERN SEASON TWO #12

written by GRANT MORRISON
art and cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by LADÖNN
ON SALE 3/9/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | 12 OF 12 | DC
It’s Hal Jordan vs. Hector Hammond, and our Emerald Knight will need to summon all of his willpower to face down the psionic madman. Check out Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s grand finale more than two years in the making! This tale touches on every plot thread from the entire run, and it’s fully charged with fantasy, sci-fi, and Green Lantern lore. Say it with us now, “In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night…”

JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY #8

written by KAMI GARCIA
art by JASON BADOWER and MICO SUAYAN
cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
variant cover by JASON BADOWER
PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT | ON SALE 3/30/21
$5.99 US | 32 PAGES | 8 OF 8 | FC
8.5″ x 10.875″
DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+
Ready or not, Harley Quinn is in a race against time to end The Joker’s reign of terror. Can she do it before he wreaks havoc in the Gotham Arena…and kills thousands of music fans attending the Event Horizon concert? More importantly, will she do it without ending The Joker’s life—or can she live with the consequences either way?

LOONEY TUNES #259

written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by WALTER CARZON
ON SALE 3/16/21
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Slightly used cockatoos? Freeze-dried pants? Whatever you want (or even don’t want), Acme’s relentless door-to-door salesman, Daffy Duck, has it…and he won’t get out of your living room until you buy a dozen. Not even if you’re Marvin the Martian and your living room is orbiting the Earth in a flying saucer. How can Marvin get on with his invasion plans when neither ray guns nor an instant alien army (just add water) can put the brakes on Daffy’s nonstop hard sell? If Marvin can’t find any other way out, he might even have to resort to (gasp!) buying something!

MAD MAGAZINE #19

stories and art by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
ON SALE 4/13/21
$5.99 US | 56 PAGES | FC
Gaze into the wonders of tomorrow, courtesy of yesterday’s MAD! It’s our far-flung future issue, in which we look back at the shape of things to come, including parodies of time-travelling sci-fi flicks like “Back to the Future” and “The Matrix.” Plus, MAD examines prognosticators like astrology, palm reading, and, just for good measure, extra sensory perception! We predict there will be a new Fold-In by Johnny Sampson, too!

MAN-BAT #2

written by DAVE WIELGOSZ
art by SUMIT KUMAR
cover by KYLE HOTZ
RESOLICIT | ON SALE 3/2/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 2 OF 5 | FC | DC
Man-Bat is on the run from the law following a horrific night of blood and mayhem on the streets of Gotham. But the police aren’t what Kirk Langstrom’s monstrous alter ego should worry about…it’s Task Force X, better known as the Suicide Squad. To undo the damage he caused, Man-Bat must seek out a cure for the innocents he has injured, all while staying out of the deadly sights of the world’s most dangerous mercenaries!

THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #3

written by JOHN RIDLEY
art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and ANDREA CUCCHI
cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and MARCO MASTRAZZO
variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
ON SALE 3/30/21
$6.99 US | 48 PAGES | 8.5″ x 10.875″
3 OF 5 | FC
DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+ | BIMONTHLY
1983. Japan. Tatsu Yamashiro’s life has been taken from her. Her home, her children, her husband are all gone. With nothing left but a burning pain and the sword that stole her family from her, Tatsu begins a long journey of healing, self-discovery, agency, and rebirth. This is the story of Tatsu Yamashiro, the woman known to many as Katana—a hero who became more than the world ever intended for her, ultimately making a family of like-minded Outsiders who rally together for the common good amidst xenophobia and oppression.
The long-awaited miniseries written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) and beautifully illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi continues to look at the mythology of the DC Universe as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups.

RORSCHACH #6

written by TOM KING
art and cover by JORGE FORNÉS
variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
ON SALE 3/9/21
$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 6 OF 12 | FC
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DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+
Common tragedies can bind two people together, sometimes in all the wrong ways. The investigation into a famous comic book creator’s relationship with a deranged young girl takes the detective to places he never wanted to go. Witness how a woman raised to fear the squid invasion and distrust facts seeks a man whose creations embody strength, justice, and truth, and compels him to trade his paper heroes for flesh and blood.

STRANGE ADVENTURES #9

written by TOM KING
art by MITCH GERADS and EVAN “DOC” SHANER
cover by MITCH GERADS
variant cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
ON SALE 3/30/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | 9 OF 12 | FC
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DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+ | BIMONTHLY
The Pykkts are attacking Earth. As the only warrior in all the cosmos to ever defeat them, Adam Strange leads the planet’s mightiest heroes in all-out war! The only thing is, evidence is mounting that Adam’s victory on Rann may not have been everything he says it was. There is time unaccounted for, circumstances left unexplained. Even Batman has started to wonder about his friend. Sure, they are fighting side by side right now, but who will answer for all the things that got them here? Why, Alanna Strange, of course! It’s time for the Rannian princess to go out and set the record straight. The hit series continues on a bimonthly schedule.

SWEET TOOTH: THE RETURN #5

written by JEFF LEMIRE
art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
ON SALE 3/9/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 5 OF 6 | FC
DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+
The clock is tick-tick-ticking down. Soon all the nasty hybrid beasts that roam the Earth will get sick and die. And it’s all thanks to our beloved Father and his incredible science virus! He’s doing it for all of you, because Father loves you very much, and soon you and all his other very good, special friends will get to walk upon the desiccated corpses of the villainous creatures that took our home from us! What a joyous time that will be! What’s that? Oh my! It’s almost time! Let’s pack our bags, brush our teeth, and remember to never lie to Father! Because lying is what a hybrid would do, and you’re much better than one of them, right?

TRUTH & JUSTICE #2

written by BRANDON EASTON
art by JAHNOY LINDSAY
cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
variant cover by RYAN BENJAMIN and RICHARD FRIEND
ON SALE 3/16/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
As DC’s new anthology series continues, prisoners around Metropolis are waking up in their old homes, unaware of how they got there and being accused of escaping from Stryker’s Island. Superman will need to use all of his powers, and his journalistic skills, if he’s going to save the prisoners and get them properly exonerated!

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