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DC Connect Pre-Order Spotlight August 2022

Posted: Fri 5 Aug 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!


RIDDLER YEAR ONE #1 (OF 6) CVR A BILL SIENKIEWICZ (MR)

(W) Paul Dano (A) Stevan Subic (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz

As depicted in Matt Reeves’s hit movie The Batman, the Riddler wasn't simply an amusing eccentric with an affinity for wordplay and baffling clues, but as terrifying a villain as any in the annals of the Dark Knight. Here you can see Edward Nashton evolve into the menace known as the Riddler. How did an unknown forensic accountant uncover the dark secrets of Gotham's underworld and come so close to bringing down the entire city? This six-issue miniseries is an immediate prequel to The Batman—the detailed, disturbing, and at times shocking story of a man with nothing to lose. Artist Stevan Subic makes his American comics debut, including a variant cover that is the first of six interlocking covers. This collaboration with Dano delivers a shadowy and gritty tale of a society's forgotten man who refuses to go unnoticed any longer. Subic's recent Conan the Cimmerian for French publisher Glenat has brought him great acclaim in Europe, and he's about to break out globally with a Batman series unlike any you've seen before.

SRP $4.99 US


BATMAN ONE BAD DAY PENGUIN #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

(W) John Ridley (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli

The Penguin's criminal enterprise and the Iceberg Lounge have been stolen from underneath him by his former associate the Umbrella Man. The Umbrella Man has removed all of the rules for crime in Gotham City that the Penguin put in place, and the city is in chaos. The Penguin is a broken man, and he'll have to travel through the burning streets of Gotham with a gun and a single bullet putting together a new crew to take back what he's built. Will Batman help the devil he knows or face the devil he doesn't in the form of the Umbrella Man? A crime epic from the team behind the critically acclaimed Other History of the DC Universe, John Ridley and Giuseppe Camuncoli--don't miss it!

SRP $7.99 US


JOKER THE MAN WHO STOPPED LAUGHING #1 CVR A CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico, Francesco Francavilla (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico

The world once again holds its breath as The Joker strikes again! But how far is he willing to go this time? From the twisted minds of Matthew Rosenberg (Task Force Z, What's the Furthest Place from Here?) and Carmine Di Giandomenico (Batman: The Knight) comes a violent, mind-bending new series that picks up from the cataclysmic end of The Joker and follows the mayhem across the United States. With the Clown Prince of Crime setting out on his most bizarre caper yet, will a fan-favorite vigilante be able to prevent certain tragedy? Or is he in on the joke? In the back-up--Joker's got a hot date but he's going to need a mirror to make sure he looks nice. Maybe Mirror Master can help.

SRP $5.99 US


PUNCHLINE THE GOTHAM GAME #1 (OF 6) CVR A GLEB MELNIKOV

(W) Tini Howard, Blake Howard (A/CA) Gleb Melnikov

Punchline is out of jail and back on the streets of Gotham City. She's not coming back for some of what Gotham has to offer, she's coming back for all of it. She wants to be the queen of crime, and with the help of her Royal Flush Gang no one will stand in her way. But Punchline created a lot of angry enemies in Gotham before she was incarcerated, and they all want payback. Presenting a miniseries that will redefine the criminal landscape of Gotham City from the superstar creative team of Tini Howard (Catwoman, Knights of X), Blake Howard (Batman: Urban Legends), and Gleb Melnikov (Robin, Wonder Woman)!

SRP $3.99 US


HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES LEGION OF BATS #1 (OF 6) CVR A YOSHI YOSHITANI (MR)

(W) Tee Franklin (A) Shae Beagle (CA) Yoshi Yoshitani

When last we checked in with Harley Quinn, she ate, she banged, and she killed--but now it's time for something a little different. Fresh out of the events of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series season 3, Harley has found herself a part of a highly unlikely team--the Bat-Family! Meanwhile, Poison Ivy has found herself prepping for her new job--leader of the Legion of Doom! But while Harley and Ivy adjust to their respective new roles, a ghost from Ivy's past enters the fray and threatens the relationship between everyone's favorite clown/plant couple!

SRP $3.99 US


BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS GILDED CITY #1 (OF 6) CVR A GREG CAPULLO & JONATHAN GLAPION

(W) Evan Cagle (A) Abel (CA) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion

A mysterious virus has infected Gotham City--turning its victims into rabid, yellow-irised maniacs driven to looting, theft, and bursts of anger. Batman and his Gotham Knights struggle to keep this strange virus contained while investigating its origins. But this is not the first time this unusual illness has overtaken the city. Take a trip to Gotham in the mid-1800s and meet the city's first masked vigilante--the mysterious hero known only as the Runaway--as they, too, find themselves mired in the mystery of this infection! This thrilling and horrific tale, split between modern-day Gotham and the Gotham of 1847, leads directly into the upcoming video game Gotham Knights! Each issue will also offer a code for readers to redeem in the Gotham Knights game for an exclusive item. For issue 1, readers will receive a code for an exclusive skin variant for the Batcycle! Readers who redeem the codes for all 6 issues will receive a special 7th item!

SRP $4.99 US


GOTHAM CITY YEAR ONE #1 (OF 6) CVR A PHIL HESTER & ERIC GAPSTUR

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur

There once was a shining city on the water, a home for families, hope, and prosperity. It was Gotham and it was glorious. The story of its fall from grace, the legend that would birth the Bat, has remained untold for 80 years. That’s about to change. Superstar creators Tom King and Phil Hester team up for the first time to tell the definitive origin of Gotham City: how it became the cesspool of violence and corruption it is today, and how it harbored and then unleashed the sin that led to the rise of the Dark Knight. Two generations before Batman, private investigator Slam Bradley gets tangled in the "kidnapping of the century" as the infant Wayne heir disappears in the night...and so begins a brutal, hard-boiled, epic tale of a man living on the edge and a city about to burn.

SRP $4.99 US


BATMAN INCORPORATED #1 CVR A JOHN TIMMS

(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) John Timms

From the pages of Batman comes an all-new, all-exciting adventure for Ghost-Maker and his Batman Incorporated team! The team's trust issues and detective skills are immediately put to the test when someone from Ghost-Maker and Batman's recent past is brutally murdered... Is this an isolated event, sending a message to the two? Or is this the start of something darker and more sinister? (Hint--it's sinister and dark!) The all-star creative team of Ed Brisson and John Timms chart a new future for Batman Incorporated in this exciting new ongoing series, loaded with adventure, excitement, and amazing new members and villains!

SRP $3.99 US


DARK CRISIS THE DEADLY GREEN #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A GONI MONTES

(W) Various (A) Daniel Bayliss, Various (CA) Goni Montes

SUPERMAN AND SWAMP THING UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE GREAT DARKNESS! Written by Joshua Williamson, Dan Watters, Ram V, and others During the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, Swamp Thing encountered and formed a truce with the Great Darkness, but this ancient force has been awakened by Pariah and now its influence is felt across the Multiverse. Now the Avatar of the Green must work together with new allies to investigate how far it's spread and why it would work with Pariah. If they want to stop the Great Darkness from swallowing the Green, they need some extra help... ENTER: SUPER SWAMP THING.

SRP $5.99 US


DARK CRISIS WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE GREEN ARROW #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A CLAYTON HENRY

(W) Stephanie Phillips (A/CA) Clayton Henry

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost...until now. To power his weapons of war, Pariah has captured each member of the Justice League and trapped them on worlds suited to their every dream and desire...while the planets themselves slowly eat away at their respective inhabitants. When the Justice League went toe-to-toe with Pariah's Dark Army, Green Arrow was fatally wounded by Doomsday...so how did he wake up on a world tailored to his every desire? And what dark bargain has Black Canary made to will these worlds into existence? 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


WONDER WOMAN HISTORIA THE AMAZONS #3 (OF 3) CVR A NICOLA SCOTT (MR)

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Nicola Scott

The third and final chapter of the critically lauded and Eisner-nominated secret history of the Amazons crescendos with the inevitable--an all-out war against the gods. When Zeus discovers the goddesses defied him by creating the Amazons, seemingly nothing can stop his fervor to eliminate their warriors...not even Hera herself. But the Amazons' numbers have grown, and there is a distinctly and unpredictably human element among their ranks now in Hippolyta and the tribe she leads. Their very fight for existence will alter the course of history itself and bring about one of the greatest protectors the world has ever known!

SRP $7.99 US


DCS TERRORS THROUGH TIME #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A JOHN MCCREA

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) John McCrea

Written by Paul Levitz, Karla Pacheco, Jeremy Haun, Tim Seeley, Zac Thompson, and others Art by Peter Nguyen, Juan Doe, Kelley Jones, Andy MacDonald, and others October is here, and that means it's time for fables of fear, time for stories of suspense, and time for tales of...time? Join us for a terrifying tour across the ages from some of comics' top talent! Witness zombies menace the JSA in the 1940s. Experience the haunting of the Gotham City Sirens in the 1990s. Watch as Swamp Thing goes up against an irradiated monstrosity in the far future. These are just a taste of the time-hopping terrors we have in store for you in our fright-filled Halloween anthology!

SRP $9.99 US


STATIC SHADOWS OF DAKOTA #1 (OF 6) CVR A NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY

(W) Nikolas Draper-Ivey, Vita Ayala (A/CA) Nikolas Draper-Ivey

STATIC IS BACK! Though Virgil and his friends might have been able to stop the government's off-the-books prison operations in Dakota, a powerful new threat lurks in the shadows. The mysterious Ebon is cutting a bloody swath through the underworld on a single-minded quest to find his brother. Against this backdrop of exploding violence, innocent people are finding themselves in the crossfire. The breakout creative team of Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala have returned to make Static's life, and Dakota City, very complicated indeed--you've never felt shocks like these!

SRP $3.99 US


BLACK ADAM THE JUSTICE SOCIETY FILES DOCTOR FATE #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A KAARE ANDREWS

(W) Cavan Scott, Bryan Q. Miller (A) Jesus Merino, Marco Santucci (CA) Kaare Andrews

Long ago, Kent Nelson donned an ancient helmet and became Doctor Fate, defender of order in a universe dominated by chaos. Now he is an impossibly old man, haunted both by memories of a past spent with the now-defunct Justice Society and by visions of an apocalyptic future. When a group of children unwittingly unleash an infernal menace on the Earth, can Kent maintain his humanity while defending those who need him most? The road to Black Adam concludes.

SRP $5.99 US


BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #1

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Dario Brizuela

THE TEAM-UP SERIES YOU DEMANDED IS BACK! A strange mystery pulls Batman, Robin, the Batmen of All Nations, Scooby, and the gang into a jet-setting race to some of the most haunted places on Earth. Even scarier, the trail leads straight to Ra's al Ghul and his League of Assassins!

SRP $2.99 US


DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS HC (2022 EDITION)

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding

Offered again for the 30th anniversary! Written by Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, and others Art by Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Tom Grummett, Jon Bogdanove, Jackson Guice, and more In one of the bestselling graphic novels of all time, Superman must risk everything to stop an unstoppable evil. But afterward, what will become of the world in his absence? Collects the full event from Action Comics, Superman, Adventures of Superman, Superman: The Man of Steel, Justice League America, and more. Collects SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-26, SUPERMAN #73-83, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496-505, ACTION COMICS #683-692, JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69, SUPERMAN: THE LEGACY OF SUPERMAN #1 and GREEN LANTERN #46.

SRP $39.99 US



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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