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DC Comics First Issues Coming October 2019

Hey friends, I am back with more comic book solicitations for the month of October and for a change I am not skipping a day because tomorrow is the New York Comic Con and I will have my hands full for sure. Let’s get right down to business shall we?

BASKETFUL OF HEADS #1
written by JOE HILL
art by LEOMACS
backup story art by CREDIT
cover by REIKO MURAKAMI
card stock variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
The rain lashes the grassy dunes of Brody Island, and seagulls scream above the bay. A slender figure in a raincoat carries a large wicker basket, which looks like it might be full of melons…covered by a bloodstained scrap of the American flag.
This is the story of June Branch, a young woman trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man’s neck in a single swipe—and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech.
Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn’t long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations…racing to save the man she loves before time runs out.
Plus, in the premiere chapter of the backup story “Sea Dogs,” which sails across all the Hill House Comics titles!
ON SALE 10.30.19
$3.99 US | 1 of 6 | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
FC | MATURE READERS
This issue will ship with two covers.
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THE BATMAN’S GRAVE #1
written by WARREN ELLIS
art by BRYAN HITCH and KEVIN NOWLAN
cover by BRYAN HITCH
card stock variant cover by JEEHYUNG LEE
blank variant cover
The World’s Greatest Detective must try to inhabit the mind of a murder victim to solve a case—without filling the empty grave next to those of his parents. Can Batman imagine the life of a corpse with a half-eaten face without dying himself?
Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, one of the most legendary creative partnerships of the modern age, reunite in this maxiseries about life, death and the questions most are too afraid to ask.
ON SALE 10.09.19
$3.99 US | 1 of 12 | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with three covers.
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BIRDS OF PREY #1
written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
art and cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY McCARTHY
card stock variant cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
blank variant cover
Black Canary’s life has spiraled out of control: her personal life is going through the ringer and her band is in crisis when an old flame resurfaces only to flicker out and set her on an all-new mission against an all-new opponent. The only thing she can be grateful for is the fact that she’s not alone, as Huntress finds herself on a collision course with Black Canary’s quarry at Detective Montoya’s urging. Meanwhile, Harley Quinn has resurfaced outside of Gotham City and out of the Suicide Squad, with a new lease on life that is sure to make everyone else’s life more complicated. And that’s only the first five pages.
Needless to say, the Birds are back in town! With more pressure and higher stakes than they have ever faced before, brought to you by hard-boiled superstar writer Brian Azzarello and the bombshell art team of Emanuela Lupacchino and Ray McCarthy.
ON SALE 10.30.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with three covers.
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THE JOKER: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1
written by JOHN CARPENTER
and ANTHONY BURCH
art and cover by PHILIP TAN and MARC DEERING
In the Year of the Villain, what’s a Clown Prince of Crime to do when the world has started to accept doing bad as the only way to live? Out-bad everyone else, of course! The Joker is on a mission to get his mojo back and prove to the world that there is no greater villainy than the kind that leaves you laughing.
This special one-shot is co-written by legendary film auteur John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween) and Anthony Burch (the Borderlands video games), making for a Joker comic that’s twisted in ways you never imagined!
ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 10.09.19
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
FC | RATED T+

BLACK ADAM: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1
written by PAUL JENKINS
art by INAKI MIRANDA
cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and KLAUS JANSON
Spinning out of the events of BATMAN/SUPERMAN, Shazam! (infected by the Batman Who Laughs) invades Black Adam’s kingdom! His plan? To turn it into a playground for its new ruler: Billy Batson!
ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 10.23.19
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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BATMAN #251 FACSIMILE EDITION
written by DENNIS O’NEIL
art and cover by NEAL ADAMS and DICK GIORDANO
It’s “The Joker’s Five-Way Revenge”—and it will take everything Batman has to stop the Clown Prince of Crime’s homicidal rampage! Don’t miss this 1973 classic in this new facsimile edition!
ON SALE 10.02.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC

JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY #1
written by KAMI GARCIA
art by MICO SUAYAN and MIKE MAYHEW
cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
variant cover by MIKE MAYHEW
variant cover by MICO SUAYAN
In Gotham City, where heinous acts of violence are a daily occurrence, the GCPD relies on Harley Quinn, a young forensic psychiatrist and profiler, to consult on their toughest cases. But Harley is haunted by one unsolved case—the night she discovered her roommate’s body marked with the signature of a notorious serial killer known as The Joker.
Five years later, the case remains unsolved and a new series of horrific murders occur throughout the city. As the murders escalate, Harley’s obsession with finding the depraved psychopath responsible leads her down a dangerous path. When the past and the present finally collide, Harley has to decide how far she is willing to go—and how many lines she is willing to cross—to solve these cases once and for all.
Written by #1 New York Times and international bestselling author Kami Garcia (co-author of Beautiful Creatures, author of Unbreakable and X-Files: Agents of Chaos) with art by Mico Suayan (Bloodshot: Reborn) and Mike Mayhew (The Star Wars), JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY introduces readers to a Joker and Harley Quinn unlike any they’ve seen before, utilizing forensic psychiatry, behavior analysis (profiling) and psychological profiles to create a true-to-life take on these iconic characters that is more terrifying than any psychotic fantasy.
PRESTIGE FORMAT | ON SALE 10.09.19
$5.99 US | 1 of 9 | 40 PAGES
FC | APPROX. 8.5” x 10.875”
MATURE READERS
This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

THE JOKER: KILLER SMILE #1
written by JEFF LEMIRE
art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Everyone knows The Joker doesn’t have the most promising history with psychotherapists. In fact, no one’s even been able to diagnose him. But that doesn’t matter to the confident, world-beating Dr. Ben Arnell; he’s going to be the one to unravel this unknowable mind. There’s no way The Joker could ever get through the therapeutic walls Ben has built around himself. Right? There’s no way The Joker’s been entering his house at night…right? There’s no way The Joker has stood over his son’s bed, and put that book in his hands, the one with the, the, the…
The Eisner-nominated creative team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (GREEN ARROW, Gideon Falls) reunite for a psychological horror story where nothing is as it seems, your eyes can’t be trusted and Mr. Smiles is waiting behind the basement door.
Wait, who’s Mr. Smiles?
PRESTIGE FORMAT | ON SALE 10.30.19
$5.99 US | 1 of 3 | 32 PAGES
FC | APPROX. 8.5” x 10.875”
MATURE READERS
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE LAST GOD #1
written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
art by RICCARDO FEDERICI, DEAN WHITE and JARED BLANDO
cover by KAI CARPENTER
variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat…30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The legendary companions became the rulers of their world and ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity. But it did not last.
Now the foul legions of the Last God march once more, laying waste to all of Cain Anuun and revealing that the aging fellowship may not be the great heroes they claim to be. With the world burning down around them, a new group of unlikely champions must band together and accomplish what no other has done: kill the Last God, once and for all.
THE LAST GOD: BOOK ONE OF THE FELLSPYRE CHRONICLES is a high-octane, no-holds-barred dark fantasy epic from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Last Sons of America, Warlords of Appalachia, AQUAMAN) and artist Riccardo Federici (DARK NIGHTS: METAL, AQUAMAN), featuring additional work from Kai Carpenter (BOOKS OF MAGIC), Dean White (ALL-STAR BATMAN, Uncanny X-Force) and Jared Blando (Dungeons & Dragons).
ON SALE 10.30.19
$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 28 STORY PAGES | CARD STOCK COVERS
FC | MATURE READERS
This issue will ship with two covers.
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METAL MEN #1
written by DAN DiDIO
art by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI
cover by SHANE DAVIS
variant cover by PHILIP TAN and MARC DEERING
The Metal Men are back! And back and back and back again, as we take a deep look into Doc Magnus’ lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient. Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challengers Mountain that appears to have come through from the Dark Multiverse…
ON SALE 10.16.19
$3.99 US | 1 of 12 | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
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RWBY #1
written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
art by MIRKA ANDOLFO
cover by SARAH STONE
card stock variant cover by JIM LEE
In a world rife with monsters known as Grimm, the prestigious Beacon Academy trains the next generation of hunters and huntresses. Tying in with the hit Rooster Teeth web series RWBY, follow the adventures of team RWBY, comprising bruiser Yang Xiao Long, elegant Weiss Schnee, stealthy Blake Belladonna and courageous leader Ruby Rose, as they protect the world from all manner of Grimm!
ON SALE 10.09.19
$3.99 US | 1 of 7 | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
FC | DIGITAL FIRST
RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE PRESENTS: HELLBLAZER #1
written by SI SPURRIER
art by MARCIO TAKARA
cover by BILQUIS EVELY
variant cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
The second year of the Sandman Universe begins with the long-awaited arrival of one of DC’s most iconic characters…John Constantine, Hellblazer!
He’s cheated death and damnation more times than he can count, but never like this. Long ago, in the crucible of a magical war waged across countless futures, Constantine was murdered by an all-powerful adversary: a twisted version of Timothy Hunter, bloated with evil.
But over the past year strange forces have conspired to restart Tim Hunter’s tale, and somehow—amid sorcery, insanity and secret agendas—this older, wiser, wilier shade of Constantine has been dragged back with it. Unlike young Tim, John remembers every second of a life that went very, very wrong. Now he must ask himself why he, the last person in the world to deserve a second chance, has been given one. Is John Constantine here to put Tim Hunter on the right track and avert a terrible outcome? Or is it because he’s the only person in existence with the guts to do what REALLY must be done? After all, he’s a nasty piece of work, chief…ask anybody.
This oversize one-shot sets the stage, and is the perfect jumping-on point, for a new era of Sandman Universe tales beginning in November…and is the official start of the strangest chapter yet in John Constantine’s long life!
ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 10.30.19
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
FC | MATURE READERS
This issue will ship with two covers.
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SECRETS OF SINISTER HOUSE #1
written by PAUL DINI, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, RAFAEL SCAVONE, BRYAN HILL, DAN WATTERS and others
art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, CIAN TORMEY, JORGE FORNES and others
cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Witness what hides within the Sinister House—the DCU’s most horrific secrets and mysteries! Travel alongside Harley Quinn, John Constantine, Detective Chimp, Zatanna, the Atom and others as they face this macabre devastation firsthand! And in the bowels of this dark mansion…we return to the world of the legendary Red Rain to meet once again with the dreaded vampire Batman. Don’t miss this year’s DC Halloween special—because if you do, it’ll haunt you!
PRESTIGE FORMAT
ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 10.09.19
$9.99 US | 80 PAGES
FC | RATED T+

SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN #1
written by GENE LUEN YANG
art and cover by GURIHIRU
variant cover by KYLE BAKER
The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!
While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.
When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action—with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers—he hasn’t even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.
PRESTIGE FORMAT
BIMONTHLY | ON SALE 10.16.19
APPROXIMATELY 6” x 9”
$7.99 US | 1 of 3 | 80 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL #1
written by SCOTT SNYDER and KYLE HIGGINS
art by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
cover by LEE WEEKS
Don’t miss this twisted tale from the pages of the game-changing event “Batman: Knightfall”! Thirty years after Bruce Wayne was broken and failed to take back the mantle of the Bat, Jean-Paul Valley, now known as Saint Batman, has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams. In his new order, killing has become commonplace and criminals live in constant fear—all in the name of justice. But just when all seems lost, a new hope for Gotham City rises…the son of Bane!
ONE-SHOT
PRESTIGE FORMAT
ON SALE 10.16.19
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T+

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN #1
written by JEFF LOVENESS
art by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
cover by LEE WEEKS
The Dark Multiverse takes on the highest-selling comic book event of all time—the Death of Superman! In a broken world much like our own, Lois Lane, twisted by rage and grief, becomes the Eradicator and takes revenge on those who let Superman die, and the corrupt world he could never defeat. Now, with the power of a god, she’s going to end the battle by any means necessary…and the Reign of the Supermen will be over before it begins!
ONE-SHOT
PRESTIGE FORMAT
ON SALE 10.30.19
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T+

SCOOBY-DOO 50TH ANNIVERSARY GIANT #1
Includes 30 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 09.25.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

THE FLASH GIANT #1
Includes 24 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 10.02.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

BATMAN GIANT #1
Includes 24 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 10.09.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

DC VILLAINS GIANT #1
Includes 32 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 10.09.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

WONDER WOMAN GIANT #1
Includes 24 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 10.16.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

SWAMP THING GIANT #1
Includes 24 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 10.23.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

AQUAMAN GIANT #1
Includes 24 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 10.30.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

DC GHOSTS GIANT #1
Includes 32 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 10.30.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

TEEN TITANS GO! GIANT #1
Includes 24 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 11.06.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS GIANT #1
Includes 24 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 11.13.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1
written by BRYAN HILL
art by MAX RAYNOR
cover by DEXTER SOY
The soul of Katana’s husband, Maseo, is experiencing great unrest within her sword! The Outsiders must find a way to relieve him, or else the blade itself may shatter, unleashing not only Maseo but whatever unknown spirits and sorcery are trapped with him in the Pandora’s box of Katana’s blade!
ON SALE 10.30.19
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T+

DOLLAR COMICS: BATMAN #497
written by DOUG MOENCH
art by JIM APARO and DICK GIORDANO | cover by KELLEY JONES
Reprinting the pivotal chapter of “Knightfall” in which Bane breaks the Bat! Solicited to coincide with TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL #1 (page 22).
ON SALE 10.16.19
$1.00 US | 32 PAGES | FC

DOLLAR COMICS: THE JOKER #1
written by DENNIS O’NEIL
art by IRV NOVICK and DICK GIORDANO | cover by DICK GIORDANO
The Clown Prince of Crime launched his own comics series with this 1975 issue
guest-starring Two-Face!
ON SALE 10.02.19
$1.00 US | 32 PAGES | FC

DOLLAR COMICS: SUPERMAN #75
written by DAN JURGENS
art and cover by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING
The Man of Steel pays the ultimate price to defeat the creature known as Doomsday in this climactic chapter of “The Death of Superman”! Solicited to coincide with TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN #1 (page 23).
ON SALE 10.30.19
$1.00 US | 32 PAGES | FC

DOLLAR COMICS: SWAMP THING #1
written by LEN WEIN
art and cover by BERNIE WRIGHTSON
Following an act of sabotage that was meant to kill him, scientist Alec Holland is reborn as the protector of the Earth known as Swamp Thing!
ON SALE 10.23.19
$1.00 US | 32 PAGES | FC

DOLLAR COMICS: WATCHMEN #1
written by ALAN MOORE
art and cover by DAVE GIBBONS
The Comedian is dead—and Rorschach wants to know who killed him! This is the legendary story that set WATCHMEN in motion and introduced the world to a superhero team like no other!
ON SALE 10.09.19
$1.00 US | 32 PAGES | FC

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Whew! Talk about a whole lot of awesome.

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