ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by TIMOTHY GREEN and JOSEPH SILVER Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
In a small Canadian town, a man named Jacob Mullin must leave his family behind as he ventures deep into the forest to confront The Rot, which has begun to ravage his community. But will he be able to put a stop to The Rot before it destroys his town and takes his family with it?
Here are The Dark Group solicitations for July 2012 courtesy of DC Comics.
DIAL H #3
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale JULY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Nelson gains an unlikely ally, just as his career as a hero looks like it might be over before it’s begun! • Meanwhile, SQUID and X.N. may be gaining a new ally of their own, one who could prove to be unstoppable. • The origin of the latest wielder of the H dial continues here!
These are the The Dark group solicitations for May 2012 courtesy of DC Comics.
DIAL H #1
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND 1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo award winning novelist CHINA MIEVILLE! • What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero? • And what if you found out that the world is threatened by this very device that’s become your uncontrollable obsession? • These are just the first questions asked in this thrilling and inventive storyline that introduces the strangest super heroes and super villains in the DCU while exploring the boundaries of reality!
These are the The Dark group solicitations for April 2012 courtesy of DC Comics.
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SWAMP THING #8
Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE 1:25 B&W Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Behold the terrifying true potential of the Swamp Thing – a form so fearsome we couldn’t put it on the cover! The Green sought a warrior king, and now they have one…but will they regret unleashing a being this powerful? And can all that strength save Abigail Arcane from her destiny in the Rot’s clutches?
Brian Bolland has a distinctive style that is easily recognizable. His clean, detailed linework along with his attention to page composition has made him a highly sought after cover artist.
Though most American comic book fans will recognize his beautifully detailed cover to Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and illustrated by Bolland himself, he was already well versed in doing covers and interiors in the UK and also for DC Comics in the US. He was clearly one of the definitive Judge Dredd artists in 2000 A.D. and illustrated DC’s first 12 issue maxi series, Camelot 3000.
Bolland had several very lengthy runs as the cover artist on a few DC Comics titles including Animal Man, Wonder Woman, The Invisibles, Batman: Gotham Nights, and Jack of Fables. He drew so many consecutive covers of Animal Man, the first 56 issues to be precise, that regardless of who actually drew the interiors, when you would think of Animal Man, Bolland’s artwork would instantly spring to mind.
Here are The Dark group solicitations for February 2012 courtesy of DC Comics.
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #6
Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN On sale FEBRUARY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Enchantress has been subdued, but this team of misfits hardly knows how to celebrate when each is still wrestling with their own demons. While Zatanna and Constantine try to decide on their next steps, Deadman deals with his loss, and Shade the Changing Man tries to bring Mindwarp back from the edge of sanity – but at what cost?