1) Alien menaces 2) Mysterious underwater creatures 3) Unexpected visitors from other worlds 4) An unsolved kidnapping 5) An international special forces team 6) All of the above Think you know the answer? Find out this October when the second issues of the Justice League and Young Justice group titles in DC Comics’ The New 52 are published. JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS 1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO 1:200 B&W variant cover by JIM LEE On sale OCTOBER 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US What happens when the World’s Greatest Detective takes on the world’s most powerful alien? You’ll find out when Batman and Superman throw down. Batman will need all his intellect, cunning and physical prowess to take on The Man of Steel. This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue. JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #2 Written by DAN JURGENS Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN Cover by AARON LOPRESTI On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The United Nations’ new international team of heroes must learn to work together – and fast – if they’re going to discover the mystery behind the giant alien Signalmen who are appearing all over the globe. Can Booster Gold lead his team to victory, or will they fall? AQUAMAN #2 Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The red-hot creative team behind BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY reunite! An entire town…devoured! As Aquaman and Mera discover the grisly truth behind a town’s disappearance, the Trench infestation spreads inland! Plus: Another gruesome Trench power revealed – and it’s not for the squeamish! WONDER WOMAN #2 Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Hera, Queen of the Gods, does not take her vengeance lightly – and if Wonder Woman is so foolish as to stand in the way of her whim, then Wonder Woman is her enemy. But it’s Hera’s daughter Diana should truly fear – the goddess of discord is coming to Paradise Island, and murder always follows in her wake! THE FLASH #2 Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO 1:200 B&W variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The Fastest Man Alive learns he can make his brain function even faster than before – but as much as it helps him, it also comes with a steep price. Plus: The mystery behind Barry Allen’s friend Manuel Lago deepens as Barry investigates his kidnapping at the hands of Mob Rule! CAPTAIN ATOM #2 Written by J.T. KRUL Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Losing control of his powers, unable to stop the sensory overload in his mind, Captain Atom wants nothing more than to find a quiet place to regroup. But how can he shut out the signals floating in the air – especially when they’re crying out for help? THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #2 Written by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and GAIL SIMONE Art by YILDIRAY CINAR Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Three innocent high school kids are caught in the crosshairs of an international special forces team with orders to murder them in cold blood...until two of those teenagers summon the terrifying, living nuclear monstrosity known as the Fury of Firestorm! Do not miss this disturbing look into the future of super powers in the DC Universe! MISTER TERRIFIC #2 Written by ERIC WALLACE Art by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA Cover by J.G. JONES On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T An electrifying new villain joins the DCU! Meet Brainstorm, the man determined to bring Los Angeles to its knees – beginning with billionaire Michael Holt. But even if he can break this new enemy’s hold on an unsuspecting city, how can Mister Terrific defeat a foe even smarter than himself? Luckily, the last time he faced a problem he couldn’t solve, he perfected infinite fractal mechanics! GREEN ARROW #2 Written by J.T. KRUL Art by DAN JURGENS and GEORGE PEREZ Cover by DAVE WILKINS On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Super Hero executions will now be televised! After taking down members of a “celebrity” gang – privileged, decadent teens who buy their powers and stage fights with unsuspecting victims – Green Arrow finds himself in the crosshairs of the entire team! It’s Ollie Queen vs. a dozen thrill killers while the world watches – live! THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #2 Written by TONY S. DANIEL Art and cover by PHILIP TAN On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T When the alien creature known as Morphicius starts draining the life force from Carter Hall, a.k.a. Hawkman, he learns that there’s more to his new victim than meets the eye. The mysterious properties of the Nth Metal protect Hawkman – but in the process, they are also making Morphicius powerful! With innocent lives in the balance, can Hawkman turn the table on his enemy, or are Morphicius newfound powers too powerful to stop? DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #2 Written by PAUL JENKINS Art by BERNARD CHANG Cover by RYAN SOOK On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Ever since he died and became Deadman, Boston Brand has served the deity known as Rama Kushna, inhabiting bodies to complete missions that she dictates. But for the first time, Deadman may have a clue how to gain some control over his “life.” But the cost may be the souls of the bodies he inhabits! TEEN TITANS #2 Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T A strange creature haunts the streets of Los Angeles... and because of this creature’s age, both Red Robin and N.O.W.H.E.R.E. are racing to find her – but neither side is prepared for the horror known as Bugg! Meanwhile, Superboy is on a collision course with the team, and Kid Flash plots his escape from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. with the most unexpected of allies! STATIC SHOCK #2 Written by SCOTT McDANIEL and JOHN ROZUM Art by SCOTT McDANIEL and ANDY OWENS Cover by CHRIS BRUNNER On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Static finds himself the target of dark forces as Virule and the Slate Gang unleash their deadly trap! Will Static’s debut end before it has even started? BLUE BEETLE #2 Written by TONY BEDARD Art by IG GUARA and RUY JOSE Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and SAL REGLA On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Jaime Reyes was trying to save his best friend when an alien weapon attached itself to his spine. Now, if he wants to live to see tomorrow, Jaime must defeat a team of Super-Villains who want the weapon for more nefarious purposes. HAWK AND DOVE #2 Written by STERLING GATES Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Hawk and Dove continue their investigation of the enigmatic Alexander Quirk! Who is he? What does he want? A secret laboratory might hold the answers, but it might also spell the end for Hawk and Dove! To top things off, the monster watching our heroes from the shadows finally makes his move – and he’s got a terrifying new partner! LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2 Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by FRANCIS PORTELA Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Taken hostage on a hostile world, the Espionage Squad is outmatched by a rebel leader that only one Legionnaire could possibly stand against – but Legion leader Mon-El may be outgunned as well! And just what does Brainiac 5 see in Glorith’s magic that could be a game changer for the Legion? LEGION LOST #2 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art and cover by PETE WOODS On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Trapped in time with two teammates already dead and unsure if they’re infected or can ever return home, the lost Legionnaires must confront the horrific reality about the pathogen released by the terrorist Alastor when they are forced to confront the very first Hypersapien!
What Unites the World’s Greatest Super Heroes?
BY: David Hyde
Thursday, July 14th, 2011