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DC Connect June 2022

Posted: Fri 27 May 2022 in

Each month we review hundreds of titles and spotlight some exciting new issue #1s, collected editions, and special stories we want to share with you!

This is a round up of just a handful of items available for preorder from DC Connect the official DC catalogue. See something you like? The only way to ensure you get your copy is to pre-order it now! We do not stock every title on the shelf, so don't miss out!

Final order cut-off dates appear on our Pre-Order form. We advise getting orders in by the 20th of the month. Thank you!


BATMAN ONE BAD DAY THE RIDDLER #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A MITCH GERADS

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mitch Gerads

The Dark Knight’s greatest villains get their greatest stories yet! The Riddler, Two-Face, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface, and Ra’s al Ghul—Batman’s most iconic villains are all given 64-page Prestige format specials that show why they are the greatest villains in all of comics, spearheaded by today’s top talent. We begin with Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler! Tom King and Mitch Gerads, the Eisner Award–winning duo behind Mister Miracle, The Sheriff of Babylon, and Strange Adventures, reunite to dive deep into the mind of Batman’s most intellectual foe…the Riddler. The Riddler has killed a man in broad daylight for seemingly no reason, but…there’s always a reason. The Riddler is always playing a game, there are always rules. Batman will reach his wits’ end trying to figure out the Riddler’s true motivation in this epic psychological thriller; this is not to be missed!

SRP: $7.99 US
On sale: Aug 16, 2022


BATMAN DEAR DETECTIVE #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A LEE BERMEJO

(W/A/CA) Lee Bermejo

BERMEJO AND BATMAN: AN ICON DRAWS AN ICON. What happens when a comics art powerhouse meets one of the greatest, most exciting heroes of all time? One part prestige art book, one part compelling noir tale, this one-of-a-kind edition collects some of Lee Bermejo’s most jaw-dropping Batman covers woven together to tell a story that strikes right at the heart of the Dark Knight’s never-ending crusade.

SRP: $7.99 US
On sale: Sep. 6th, 2022


SWORD OF AZRAEL #1 (OF 6) CVR A NIKOLA CIZMESIJA

(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Nikola Cizmesija

THE WARRIOR ANGEL OF ST. DUMAS RETURNS! Jean-Paul Valley does not want to be Azrael ever again. All it has brought him is pain, violence, and misery. He has sequestered himself away at a monastery in Europe to find peace. But when a young woman who claims to have the same System programming that made Jean-Paul into Azrael arrives at the monastery, he won’t have a choice but to don his violent mantle of Azrael once more to protect her from the deadly assassins who wish her harm. From the rising star creative team of Dan Watters (Arkham City: The Order of the World, Lucifer) and Nikola Cižmešija (Batman: Urban Legends, Future State: Gotham) this miniseries will redefine one of the Batman world’s most iconic and fierce characters.

SRP: $3.99 US
On sale: Aug. 2nd, 2022


SWORD OF AZRAEL DARK KNIGHT OF THE SOUL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A NIKOLA CIZMESIJA

(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Nikola Cizmesija

THE ANGEL OF ST. DUMAS’S FAITH IS CHALLENGED! This issue collects the critically acclaimed three-part story that ran in the pages of Batman: Urban Legends ahead of the August debut of the new Sword of Azrael miniseries. Azrael has returned to Gotham City after a long time away, unsure of his purpose and having his faith constantly challenged by demonic developments in the city. The arrival of the new antagonist the Poor Fellow will change Azrael’s future forever. Reprints the Azrael stories from Batman: Urban Legends #8-10 that lead into Sword of Azrael #1!

SRP: $3.99 US
On sale: Aug. 2, 2022


DCEASED WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS #1 (OF 8) CVR A TREVOR HAIRSINE

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Andy Lanning (CA) Trevor Hairsine

What began as a battle for Earth has become a war for the galaxy as the epic final chapter in the massive DCeased franchise is here! The emergence of a reborn, undead Darkseid in DCeased: Dead Planet sets the stage for the most devastating conflict yet for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! As the Anti-Life Equation spreads into the cosmos, the survivors of Earth prepare for the coming apocalypse and realize their only hope could lie in the most powerful surviving hero from the first DCeased series... The bestselling creative team of Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine return for their third and final installment in War of the Undead Gods!

SRP: $3.99 US
On sale: Aug. 9th, 2022


DARK CRISIS WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE GREEN LANTERN #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A FERNANDO BLANCO.

(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Nadia Shammas (A) Fernando Blanco, Jack Herbert (CA) Fernando Blanco

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…but the spirit of the Justice League can never truly die. John Stewart takes flight to defend his planet as the Emerald Knight of Justice alongside allies Red Hood and the blind prophet Kyle Rayner! Plus: Hawkgirl takes to the skies in her own unique world! Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of the DCU’s biggest event of 2022!

SRP: $4.99 US
On sale: Aug. 9th, 2022


DC SAVED BY THE BELLE REVE #1 (ONE-SHOT) CVR A JUNI BA

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Juni Ba

Written by Art Baltazar, Franco, Andrew Aydin, Dan Watters, Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Tim Seeley, Brandon Thomas, Peter J. Tomasi and Dave Wielgosz Art by Art Baltazar, Nelson Daniel, Juan Ferreyra, Karl Kerschl, Mike Norton, Scott Kolins and Craig Cermak School’s back in session, and we just know you’re waiting for the BELLE to give you some REVElief…all right, you can’t say we didn’t try! DC Saved by the Belle Reve’s halls are packed with eight tales of schooltime fun from around the DC Universe! The Suicide Squad is sent to an international prep school to protect a dignitary’s son! Jean-Paul Valley returns to the school that made him into Azrael! Plus, a return to Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco, and a new school year starts at Gotham Academy! So grab your pencils and notebooks and get educated!

SRP: $9.99 US
On sale: Aug. 30th, 2022


HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES THE REAL SIDEKICKS OF NEW GOTHAM SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A MAX SARIN (MR)

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Max Sarin

What happens when writers from Harley Quinn the TV show and Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour the comic book get together and swap stories from New Gotham? Absolute mayhem, that’s what! Follow what happened to some of your favorite Gotham sidekicks on Tawny Young’s new trash-tastic daytime talk show and watch the chairs fly as they spill the tea! Guest-starring Clayface, Batgirl, Frank the Plant, and Harley Quinn’s worst sidekick…The Joker!

SRP: $9.99 US
On sale: Aug. 30th, 2022


HARLEY QUINN 2022 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A JONBOY MEYERS

(W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Simone Buonfantino, Various (CA) Jonboy Meyers

Do you know what ol’ Grandma Quinzel used to say? Live long and fight alien monsters to save Earth! She was full of wisdom like that. And only Task Force XX can save our little blue marble from suffering a full-scale alien takeover! Not all of us are going to survive, but at least we’ll look really good dying thanks to Luke Fox providin’ some new gear. Tune in for the final installment of Harley Quinn’s Task Force XX Space Extravaganza, plus the start of a new status quo for Harley Quinn!

SRP: $5.99 US
On sale: Aug. 30th, 2022


FLASH 2022 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)

(W) Jeremy Adams (A) Sergio Acuna (CA) Marguerite Sauvage

It’s been a wild time for Wally West and Linda Park-West: their children are regaining their powers, Wally is bouncing between realms, and Linda is dealing with a mysterious power surge! Now, as Linda begins doing research for her upcoming book, Wally comes along for some quality time, and the couple end up on an adventure neither expected!

SRP: $5.99 US
On sale: Aug. 30th, 2022


WONDER GIRL 2022 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A JOELLE JONES

(W) Joelle Jones (A) Various (CA) Joelle Jones

Art by Adriana Melo, Sweeney Boo, Jill Thompson and Emi Lenox After an unforgettable first visit to Themyscira (see Trial of the Amazons), Yara Flor has been crowned Wonder Girl and her Esquecida tribe accepted into the Amazon sisterhood…so what now? The jungles of Brazil beckon our heroes home, just in time for some new adventures! You won’t want to miss this oversize issue packed with never-before-seen stories about the mysterious new tribe and their most famous member!

SRP: $5.99 US
On sale: Aug. 30th, 2022


OLYMPUS REBIRTH #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

(W) Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad (A) Caitlin Yarsky (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco

After years of bitter and violent conflict, the Greek pantheon of gods stands united to welcome their latest goddess…Hippolyta of Themyscira! Due to her heroic efforts in the mortal realm, the former queen has earned her rightful place among the gods and plans to use her newfound powers to take care of her Amazon sisters from beyond. Little does she know, some of the gods are wary of the new future Hippolyta brings and will do just about anything to stop it! Join the Wonder Woman writing duo of Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad—along with artist Caitlin Yarsky (Black Hammer) in her DC debut—for an unforgettable new adventure on Mount Olympus. It’s only the beginning of many exciting things to come for Wonder Woman and her world!

SRP: $5.99 US
On sale: Aug. 23rd, 2022


NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM #1 (OF 4) CVR A EVAN DOC SHANER

(W) Josie Campbell (A/CA) Evan Doc Shaner

Mary Bromfield has always struggled to determine who she is outside her family…kinda hard to do when you’re all superheroes! Now, after Billy Batson’s heroic sacrifice, the power of Shazam has vanished, and she’s been left powerless. Most heroes would be distraught, but not Mary. It’s finally time for a voyage of self-discovery as she prepares for her freshman year of college and a civilian life. But nothing is ever truly normal for this young hero, because she’s just been chosen as the new champion of Shazam! (At least according to a talking rabbit sent by her estranged brother Billy.) Will she embrace the power? Or will it die along with this world’s hope of survival against the mysterious magical forces waiting to take control? Find out in Mary’s first solo miniseries, brought to you by up-and-coming comics writer Josie Campbell (Future State: Green Lantern) and fan-favorite Shazam artist Evan Doc Shaner (Strange Adventures, Convergence: Shazam!)!

SRP: $3.99 US
On sale: Aug. 2nd, 2022


TALES OF THE HUMAN TARGET #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A GREG SMALLWOOD (MR)

(W) Tom King (A) Various (CA) Greg Smallwood

Art by Mikel Janin, Rafael Albuquerque, Kevin Maguire and Greg Smallwood Building on the most critically acclaimed series of the year, Tom King and four of comics’ top artists tell the tales of what happened before Chance drank Luthor’s poison. Chance teams up with fan-favorite members of the JLI in four connecting mysteries that lead them to that fateful day when one them will kill the Human Target.

SRP: $5.99 US
On sale: Aug. 23rd, 2022


HUMAN TARGET HC BOOK 01 (MR)

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Greg Smallwood

Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target—a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder. He’s had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor, when things go sideways. An assassination attempt Chance didn’t see coming leaves him vulnerable and left trying to solve his own murder...as he has 12 days to discover just who in the DCU hated Luthor enough to want him dead. Collects THE HUMAN TARGET #1-6.

SRP: $29.99 US
On sale: Sep. 13th, 2022


DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL HC VOL 01

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Yasmine Putri, Bengal (CA) Yasmine Putri

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems… From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Superman: Son of Kal-El) and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational tale of good and evil within a brand-new DCU! Collects DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #1-6.

SRP: $24.99
On sale: Sep. 20th, 2022


DC VS VAMPIRES HC VOL 01

(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Otto Schmidt

The Justice League has long protected Earth from all manner of alien invaders over the years, always keeping a vigilant eye to the skies for the next threat. But what if the threat was already walking the Earth…hiding in plain sight…watching…waiting for their moment to strike… In the tradition of DCeased comes a terrifying new series that begins from the twisted minds of James Tynion IV (The Nice House on the Lake, Something Is Killing the Children), Matthew Rosenberg (The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox, 4 Kids Walk into a Bank, Hawkeye), and Otto Schmidt (Green Arrow) that will tear the Justice League apart in their war with the undead! Collects DC VS. VAMPIRES #1-6.

SRP: $24.99
On sale: Sep. 27th, 2022


BLACK ADAM JUSTICE SOCIETY FILES CYCLONE #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A KAARE ANDREWS

(W) Cavan Scott, Bryan Q. Miller (A) Maria Laura Sanapo, Marco Santucci (CA) Kaare Andrews

When she was young, Maxine Hunkel dreamed of flying with the Justice Society. Now she finally has the powers and the opportunity…but will she say yes? Guest starring Hawkman on the road to Black Adam! Plus, continuing the Teth-Adam backup story: trouble hits home for Adrianna Tomaz as Intergang mercenaries invade the hallowed halls of her university, on the hunt for the sacred totem she liberated—but what strange metal is the idol made from, and why does Intergang need it so badly?

SRP: $5.99 US
On sale: Aug. 2nd, 2022


BLACK ADAM RISE AND FALL OF AN EMPIRE TP

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) J.G. Jones

Weaving together tales of a world after the Infinite Crisis, this collection follows Teth-Adam, the antihero better known as Black Adam, during the year without Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman! Will Black Adam’s vision of a free Kahndaq be realized, or will his dreams come crashing down around him? Collects stories from 52 #1-3, #6-10, #12-16, #18-26, #29-34, #36-40, #43-50, #52, and The 52 Omnibus.

SRP: $34.99 US
On sale: Sep. 27th, 2022


BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE TP NEW EDITION

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Norm Rapmund (CA) Alex Ross

Offered again! With the power of the gods stripped from him, Teth-Adam is on a quest to find both the magical word that will restore him as Black Adam and the one thing that always kept his heart from turning completely black with rage: his deceased wife, Isis! Collects the full six-issue miniseries.

SRP: $16.99 US
On sale: Sep. 13th, 2022


GREEN LANTERN ALLIANCE TP

(W) Minh Le (A/CA) Andie Tong

It’s only been a few months since Green Lantern Tai Pham inherited his ring from his ba and defeated his nemesis, Xander Griffin. But Tai knows their last battle was only the beginning, and even though no one believes him, Tai is determined to prove that Xander is up to his old tricks again. When a string of fires starts popping up around Coast City, Tai finds himself stretched thin as he struggles to keep up with school, training, working at the store, and following Xander’s trail. That is, until a new hero, Kid Flash, shows up on the scene with an offer to help. Can the heroes find the arsonist before it’s too late?

Sequel to Green Lantern Legacy

SRP: $9.99 US
On sale: Oct. 18th, 2022


DIANA AND NUBIA PRINCESSES OF THE AMAZONS TP

(W) Shannon Hale, Dean Hale (A/CA) Victoria Ying

Princess Nubia loves her mothers, their home on Themyscira, and all of her Amazon aunties. But she’s still lonely sometimes. It’s hard being the only kid on an island full of adults! She just wishes that things could be different. And then, one morning, things are different. There’s a stranger sharing her bedroom…and the interloper, Diana, insists that it’s her room! And their parents think they’re both just being pests—they’ve always shared a room. What is happening? Could it be that wishing into Hera’s Ear on the night of the solstice worked? Will Nubia get to keep this strange new sister? Does she even want to?

SRP: $9.99 US
On sale: Nov. 8th, 2022


BLUE BEETLE JAIME REYES TP BOOK 01

(W) Keith Giffen, John Rogers (A) Various (CA) Cully Hamner

Art by Cully Hamner, Duncan Rouleau, Rafael Albuquerque and others High school student Jaime Reyes is thrust into the life of a hero after an encounter with extraterrestrial armor transforms him into the Blue Beetle! What is the armor’s true purpose, and what evils will our planet face if Jaime isn’t strong enough to use the armor correctly? Find out in BLUE BEETLE: JAIME REYES BOOK ONE, collecting BLUE BEETLE #1-12.

SRP: $29.99 US
On sale: Sep. 6th, 2022


BLUE & GOLD TP

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ryan Sook, Cully Hamner, Various (CA) Ryan Sook

Desperate to regain the spotlight, Booster Gold looks to attract attention the same way any washed-up, second-rate hero would—social media. The hero from the 25th century enlists the help of his best friend, Blue Beetle, who possesses both the money and the brains to help his old pal navigate the scary world of internet influencers. Don’t miss Dan Jurgens’s triumphant return to Booster Gold with the help of all-star artist Ryan Sook (Legion of Super-Heroes), telling a tale filled with heart and maybe even redemption for DC’s two favorite underdogs! Collects BLUE & GOLD #1-8.

SRP: $19.99 US
On sale: Sep. 27th, 2022


SUICIDE SQUAD KING SHARK TP

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Scott Kolins (CA) Trevor Hairsine

On leave from the Suicide Squad, King Shark and unfortunate tagalong the Defacer get swept into a mystical tournament for totemic animal spirits at the behest of King Shark’s father, the god of sharks! Now King Shark must battle brutal warriors like Queen Tiger, King Roach, Prince Nematode, Princess Peregrine, and the terrifying Man King to finally attain his destiny and make his dour dad proud! Collects SUICIDE SQUAD: KING SHARK #1-6.

SRP: $16.99 US
On sale: Sep. 13th, 2022


TRIAL OF THE AMAZONS HC

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jim Cheung

DC Comics proudly presents the first Wonder Woman crossover of its kind, brought to you by the writers behind Wonder Woman, Nubia and the Amazons, and Wonder Girl and some of the best and brightest artists in the industry. This monumental story brings together all the Wonder Woman titles and characters and will change the future of the Amazons forever! Collects TRIAL OF THE AMAZONS #1-2; NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS #6; WONDER WOMAN #785-786; and TIRAL OF THE AMAZONS: WONDER GIRL #1-2.

SRP: $29.99
On sale: Oct. 4th, 2022


WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ OMNIBUS HC (2022 EDITION)

(W) George Perez, Len Wein (A) George Perez, Bruce Patterson, Various (CA) George Perez

Offered again! The World’s Greatest Heroine was reimagined in 1986 by legendary comics creator George Pérez—and this new incarnation rose to unprecedented levels of popular and critical acclaim. In collaboration with co-writer Len Wein and inker Bruce Patterson, Pérez went on to craft Wonder Woman’s adventures for years, and his masterful stories ranged from heart-stopping battles with the Titans of myth to heartwarming interludes with Diana’s trusted network of friends. Includes WONDER WOMAN #1-24 and WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1.

SRP: $100 US
On sale: Oct. 25th, 2022


Thank you for perusing the latest releases! That was only a selection of everything that available. For the full catalogue visit DC Connect. Remember: let us know if there is a series you would like to order or start a file. We do not stock everything so the best way to get into a new story is to let us know!

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