DC Comics December 2012: Beyond DC Comics – The New 52 Solicitations

Beyond DC Comics – The New 52
December 2012 Releases!

JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL #1

Here are the December 2012 Beyond DC Comics – The New 52 Group solicitations courtesy of DC Comics.

ARROW #1ARROW #1-2

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM and ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by MIKE GRELL, JORGE JIMENEZ and SERGIO SANDOVAL

Issue #1: Photo cover
Issue #1 1:5 Variant cover by MIKE GRELL
issue #2 cover by MIKE GRELL
Issue #1 retrosolicited • On sale NOVEMBER 28
Issue #2 on sale JANUARY 2
40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: ARROW #1 will ship with two covers. See the order form for details.

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• Discover exciting new mysteries and plotlines for the ultimate Arrow experience!

• Written by the show’s creators and featuring covers and interior art from legendary GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS artist MIKE GRELL!


HUMAN BOMB #1HUMAN BOMB #1

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art and cover by JERRY ORDWAY

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Ex-Marine and war veteran Michael Taylor discovers a conspiracy to use human bombs to destroy the United States! But how can he possibly stop them when he could be their ultimate bomb?


JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL #1JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL #1

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art and cover by TONY HARRIS
1:10 Variant cover by TONY HARRIS

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the order form for details.

• A new series from acclaimed creators B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and Tony Harris (EX MACHINA, STARMAN)!

• In 1940s Europe, the Nazi war machine is on the move…but crimes are still committed in even the smallest hamlets. Can one heroic duo solve the most bizarre mystery of all?

• From the world of the JSA LIBERTY FILES, witness the birth of a new hero for the ages!


JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #3JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #3

Written and illustrated by JOE KUBERT, BRIAN BUNIAK and SAM GLANZMAN
Cover by JOE KUBERT

On sale JANUARY 2 • 48 pg, interior ads, FC, 3 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T

• The lost JOE KUBERT classic “The Redeemer” continues!

• Plus, a very strange turn of events in “Angel and The Ape,” and another

heartbreaking chapter of “U.S.S. Stevens.”


AME-COMI GIRLS: FEATURING DUELA DENT #3AME-COMI GIRLS: FEATURING DUELA DENT #3

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art and cover by TED NAIFEH

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• Part 3 of the first Ame-Comi story line!

• The origin of the Duela Dent!

• First appearance of Ame-Comi Brainiac!


BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #9BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #9

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by PETER NGUYEN and CRAIG YEUNG
Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• Batman must save Vicki Vale from The Mad Hatter!

• Follows up The Mad Hatter battle from BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY!

• Features Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.


BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #11BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #11

Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by FIONA STAPLES, HOWARD PORTER, LIVESAY and NORM BREYFOGLE
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale JANUARY 2 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• The Joker King’s assault on Gotham City takes a dark, sinister twist…can Bruce Wayne and Batman thwart his evil plan?

• The origin of Justice League Beyond member Micron is revealed, illustrated by the Eisner-nominated Fiona Staples, artist on the best-selling series Saga.

• The shocking motivations of Superman’s new enemies are revealed — followed by the Beyond Universe debut of one of DC’s most beloved characters!


SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #8SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #8

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by CHRISCROSS and MARC DEERING
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• The “Detective” epic reaches its heartpounding conclusion!

• BATMAN and GREEN ARROW versus a Prankster-controlled MISTER FREEZE!

• SUPERMAN versus PRANKSTER for the fate of METROPOLIS!


LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #3LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #3

Written by STEVE NILES
Art and cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!

• After The Joker again escapes from Arkham Asylum, Batman begins to seriously question his impact on Gotham City.

• A surprising delivery from Gordon could change everything!

• Steve Niles (co-creator of 30 Days of Night) and Trevor Hairsine (Captain America) create a unique and poignant tale of The Dark Knight!


SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #28SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #28

Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE
Cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Oh no! A royal wraith is terrorizing a Chanukah celebration!

• Can Scooby and friends save the Festival of Lights?

• Find out what other yuletide ghouls lurk in this Scooby-Doo holiday special!


LOONEY TUNES #210LOONEY TUNES #210

Written by SCOTT GROSS
Art by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE
Cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Bugs Bunny is running wild in a museum—and Elmer has to catch him!

• What kind of impression(ism) will they make?

• Has Bugs been framed?


GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #9GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #9

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

On sale DECEMBER 12• 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• The Interceptor crew is attacked!

• Hal and Razer get sucked into Myrwhydden’s pocket dimension!

• How will Kilowog and Aya fare against the Red Lanterns?

• The Free Comic Book Day story is completed in this issue!


YOUNG JUSTICE #23YOUNG JUSTICE #23

Written by GREG WEISMAN
Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Batgirl takes on Match—alone!

• Alpha Squad infiltrates Brainiac’s ship as it hovers above Metropolis!

• Superboy and the Justice League battle their captor, Kylstar!


SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #8SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #8

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

• Who are the mysterious alien menaces with the super family’s powers?

• What is that strange alien symbol? What does it mean to Superman – and to Krypton?


HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5

Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by PHILIP TAN and RUY JOSE
Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale DECEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US

• As Adam is close to regaining his memories, he must now battle his most faithful companion: Battle Cat!

• Skeletor puts his final plans for Adam’s destruction into place…will Eternia ever be the same?


LOT 13 #3LOT 13 #3

Written by STEVE NILES
Art and cover by GLENN FABRY

On sale JANUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

• The secrets of the house—and dangers—are deepening with every passing hour!

• Austin’s reappearance covered in blood and holding a tomahawk raises some questions concerning not just to WHERE his family is, but WHEN!


– The Comic Book Critic

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