DC Comics January 2013: The Dark Solicitations

The Dark January 2013 Releases!SWAMP THING #16

Here are the January 2013 The Dark Group solicitations courtesy of DC Comics.

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #4THE PHANTOM STRANGER #4

Written by DAN DIDIO
Art by BRENT ANDERSON and PHILIP TAN
Cover by BRENT ANDERSON
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRENT ANDERSON

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

• John Constantine and Justice League Dark are about to learn the hard way why it’s never a good idea to make the Phantom Stranger angry!

• But why do the defenders against the dark arts need the Stranger’s presence in the first place?

 


SWORD OF SORCERY #4SWORD OF SORCERY #4

Written by CHRISTY MARX
Backup story written by MARC ANDREYKO
Guest art by TRAVIS MOORE
Backup story art by ANDREI BRESSAN
Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
1:25 B&W Variant cover by WALTER SIMONSON

On sale JANUARY 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

• Amaya travels home to Earth from Gemworld only to find new trouble! What will happen to her powers when she becomes Amy Winston again?

• Guest-starring John Constantine!

• And in the new backup story, enter a world of modern magic and terror with Stalker, the man without a soul!


ANIMAL MAN #16ANIMAL MAN #16

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by STEVE PUGH, TIMOTHY GREEN II and JOSEPH SILVER
Cover by STEVE PUGH

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

• “ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM” part four!

• Animal Man has Constantine, Steel, Black Orchid, Beast Boy, Frankenstein and a whole army of patchwork men and women at his back — but is that enough to go up against Anton Arcane at the heart of the Rot?

• Team Red sets off for Metropolis to recruit a powerful new ally!


ST_Cv16SWAMP THING #16

Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

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

• “ROTWORLD: THE GREEN KINGDOM” races toward its epic conclusion!

• It’s Swamp Thing vs. Rotmonster as Superman as Arcane’s ultimate plan is revealed!

• What sacrifice must Swamp Thing make to cleanse the Earth of the Rot?

• And what secret did Batman leave behind in the ruins of Gotham City?


JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16

Written by JEFF LEMIRE and RAY FAWKES
Art and by MIKEL JANIN

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

• The team is trapped on a magic-less planet that makes a horrible mockery of their powers!

• With time running out, Tim Hunter may be the team’s last chance to escape…if Steve Trevor doesn’t seal their fate first!

• Keep an eye out for a new character based on a winning design from SyFy’s popular show Face Off!


FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #16FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #16

Written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER

On sale JANUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

• Don’t miss this final issue finale!

• Frankenstein and his team of misfit S.H.A.D.E. agents are sent in to stop a group of superpowered biological terrorists from detonating a

dirty bomb in Central City!


DIAL H #8DIAL H #8

Written by CHINA MIEVILLE
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and DAN GREEN
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

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

• The Centipede creeps in and strikes!

• Nelson and Roxie are on the trail to unlock the mysteries of the H-dial while being stalked by the mysterious Centipede, who may have the answers they are looking for…and his own dark and deadly motivations.

• Everything combusts when Flame War appears and ignites a confrontation that must be read to be believed!


DEMON KNIGHTS #16DEMON KNIGHTS #16

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by BERNARD CHANG

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

• It’s the DC debut of new writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, The Surrogates)!

• It’s been thirty years since the Demon Knights last rode together — and they’re less than happy to see each other!

• What has happened during this time? Who lives? Who’s dead? Who’s going to stop the massive vampire invasion that threatens all life? The Demon Knights had better find some answers fast!


I, VAMPIRE #16I, VAMPIRE #16

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art by DENNIS CALERO
Cover by ALEX GARNER

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

• The true origin of vampires in The New 52 is revealed here through the life and times of Cain!

• Andrew’s plans as King of Vampires are coming together, and that’s not good for humanity.


– The Comic Book Critic

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