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DC Connect September 2022

Posted: Thu 25 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 (PDF) 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 & THE JOKER THE DEADLY DUO #1 (OF 7) CVR A MARC SILVESTRI (MR)

(W/A/CA) Marc Silvestri

The Joker will go to any lengths to get Harley Quinn back after she is abducted by a strange culprit. But who? Mysterious, Joker-like monsters are stalking the streets of Gotham, collecting severed heads. But why? Jim Gordon is missing, and after receiving a package containing a bloody piece of Gotham's commissioner, Batman knows he must be willing to do anything to save him. But how? When The Joker proposes an uneasy alliance with Batman, the answers to those questions begin to become clear--and they will shake Gotham City and the Bat-Family to their core. This meticulously crafted tale of the Dark Knight's deadliest team-up will introduce you to a grim and gritty Gotham that only Marc Silvestri could bring you.

SRP: $4.99 US


THE PENULTIMATE ISSUE OF ZDARSKY AND JIMENEZ’S EPIC, FAILSAFE!

BATMAN #129 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Leonardo Romero (CA) Jorge Jimenez

Failsafe has countered every move Batman and the Justice League have attempted. Is the Dark Knight out of options on...Earth? The bestselling Failsafe arc continues! In the back-up, we travel back to the early years of the Dark Knight Detective, revisiting his most psychedelic/mind-breaking period and the dawn of his backup protection system...ZUR-EN-ARRH!

SRP: $4.99 US


BATMAN #130 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Leonardo Romero (CA) Jorge Jimenez

The final chapter in the Failsafe arc reaches its brutal and stunning conclusion! Batman has one desperate, final option...will he walk away from it? The answer will shock you! The early days of the Dark Knight and his relationship with Zur-En-Arrh continues!

SRP: $4.99 US


BATMAN ONE BAD DAY MR FREEZE #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A MATTEO SCALERA

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Matteo Scalera

Going back to the Dark Knight's early days in Gotham City: Batman and Robin, Dick Grayson, face down the coldest winter Gotham City has ever seen. A winter so cold that Mr. Freeze, Victor Fries, no longer needs his containment suit to survive; he is in an element where he can thrive. Robin empathizes with Mr. Freeze, all Freeze wants to do is save his wife, Nora--but Batman warns Robin not to give his empathy to Victor Fries. He's a man who decided his own fate a long time ago and he deserves none of our warmth. And this winter... he will show his true wickedness and power. The powerhouse creative team of bestselling writer GERRY DUGGAN (X-Men, Deadpool, Arkham Manor) and MATTEO SCALERA (WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS: HARLEY QUINN, Black Science) brings you Mr. Freeze's most frigid story yet.

SRP: $7.99 US


NEW GOLDEN AGE #1 (ONE SHOT) 

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Steve Lieber, Jerry Ordway, Diego Olortegui (CA) Mikel Janin

From the Justice Society of America to the Legion of Super-Heroes, The New Golden Age will unlock DC’s epic and secret-ridden history of heroism, launching a new group of titles set firmly in the DC Universe. From the 1940s to the 3040s, heroes take on the great evils of their time. But in the aftermath of Flashpoint Beyond, those heroes and villains will have their lives turned upside down. DC's future...and its past...will never be the same again. But how are Mime and Marionette connected to this? Why are Rip Hunter and the Time Masters the most unlikable heroes in the DC Universe? And who or what is...Nostalgia? Don't miss the start of the strangest mystery to have ever plagued the DC Universe.

SRP: $4.99 US


JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1 CVR A MIKEL JANIN

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Mikel Janin

The JSA returns in this monthly series by writer Geoff Johns and artist Mikel Janin with Justice Society of America: The New Golden Age Part One! The world's first and greatest superheroes return! Or do they? A long-lost hero from the JSA crashes into our era with a grave warning... but it's too late. A mysterious and malevolent enemy has invaded the entire history of the JSA, and an all-new team must come together to defeat it. But what deadly secret does this messenger from beyond keep? Where are they from? And why is all of this happening now? Only the Time Masters know...

SRP: 3.99 US


STARGIRL THE LOST CHILDREN #1 (OF 6) CVR A TODD NAUCK

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Todd Nauck

An epic teenage DC hero event brought to you by Teen Titans writer Geoff Johns and iconic Young Justice illustrator Todd Nauck! When Stargirl of the Justice Society and Green Arrow's ally Red Arrow discover a tragic teenage hero from the past has gone missing, they set out to find him...only to discover he's not the first teenage hero of the Golden Age to have vanished without a trace. But where have they gone? Who are they? And what does the Childminder want with them?

SRP: $3.99 US


BLUE BEETLE GRADUATION DAY #1 (OF 6) CVR A ADRIAN GUTIERREZ

(W) Josh Trujillo (A/CA) Adrian Gutierrez

Jaime Reyes has a lot to juggle. Whether it's his finals for senior year or a new villain tearing up El Paso, Jaime is always torn between two worlds. But when his worlds come crashing together at his high school graduation, nothing will ever be the same. A message from the Reach bombards Jaime's scarab, Khaji Da, and it starts throwing off his connection to the device. And as if that wasn't enough, Jaime's parents and friends are pressuring him about his next steps in life. But what's hidden here on Earth that's drawing the Reach back? And where did this new Fadeaway Man come from? Can Jaime find balance in his life and rise to become a true hero, or is it curtains for Blue Beetle?

SRP: $3.99 US


WILDCATS #1 

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Stephen Segovia

CVR F BY LOCAL EDMONTON ARTIST JEFF SPOKES

Spinning off from the pages of Batman comes a senses-shattering new series! The HALO Corporation has gathered a motley crew of operatives, led by Cole Grifter Cash, who are going to make the world a better place...no matter who they have to kill! Working in the shadows of the DC Universe, this new covert team has been tasked with gathering an elite group of scientists for the first phase of their plan...but the Cats' mysterious leader, Void, might have other plans!

SRP: 3.99 US


WALLER VS WILDSTORM #1 (OF 4) CVR A JORGE FORNES (MR)

(W) Spencer Ackerman, Evan Narcisse (A) Eric Battle (CA) Jorge Fornes

In the early 1980s, as the Cold War stubbornly refuses to thaw, a new battle heats up...for the soul of the intelligence agency Checkmate. As the agency's super-heroic public face, Jackson King--a.k.a. the armored Battalion, former leader of Stormwatch and the symbol of American might--has long suspected that Adeline Kane is up to dirty tricks overseas, engineering horrors that betray everything he believes about service to one’s country. But King doesn't know that Kane has a clever new ally--an ambitious young woman named Amanda Waller. She has her own ideas about how metahumans can serve their country. And honor, dignity, and long lives don't factor into them... National-security reporter Spencer Ackerman (the Daily Beast, Reign of Terror), comics and video game writer Evan Narcisse (Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Gotham Knights), and veteran artist Eric Battle (Aquaman, Kobalt) celebrate WildStorm's legacy of espionage-flavored superhero morality plays, pitting Stormwatch against the deadliest people in the DCU--including Deathstroke himself!

SRP: $5.99 US


WILDSTORM 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A JIM LEE

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jim Lee

Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Brandon Choi, J. Scott Campbell, Brett Booth, Ed Brisson and others Art by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Bryan Hitch, Brett Booth, and others In 1992 Jim Lee changed the course of comics history with the founding of WildStorm Productions, which would revolutionize the business and launch the careers of so many top creators. To this day, 30 years later, the impact of the imprint, its characters, and its creators is still felt! In honor of this legacy comes a 100-page giant that pays homage to the past...and looks toward the future! Part of this mammoth special will be reprinting--for the first time in periodical form!--short stories from the acclaimed WildStorm: A Celebration of 25 Years hardcover, including stories by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Brett Booth, Dustin Nguyen, and more...plus new stories featuring WildStorm characters in the DC core line, charting their future in the DC Universe...

SRP: $7.99 US


SUPERMAN KAL-EL RETURNS SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A DAN MORA (DARK CRISIS)

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Mora

Written by Mark Waid, Sina Grace, Alex Segura, and Marv Wolfman Art by Max Raynor, Dean Haspiel, Jack Herbert, and Reilly Brown Kal-El has returned from his long sojourn to Warworld, but what ramifications does this hold for the broader DC Universe? In this special issue, we'll spotlight Kal-El's reunion with the Dark Knight, Jimmy Olsen, the Justice League, and...Lex Luthor?! Plus: witness the never-before-revealed look at the moments leading to Superman's abduction by Pariah in the Dark Crisis event! The march toward Action Comics #1050 continues in this essential special volume!

SRP: $5.99 US



JOHN STEWART THE EMERALD KNIGHT #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A MATEUS MANHANINI

(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Marco Santucci (CA) Mateus Manhanini

John Stewart has been trapped in the dark sectors for months with the rest of his Green Lantern comrades. With the power of the godstorm at his disposal, John's using everything he can to take down Esak, the mad New God, and bring his fellow Corpsmen home. John will need to become something new to win the war against Esak: he'll need to become the Emerald Knight!

SRP: $5.99 US


DARK CRISIS THE DARK ARMY #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A GLEB MELNIKOV

(W) Mark Waid, Delilah S. Dawson, Dennis Culver (A) Freddie E. Williams II (CA) Gleb Melnikov

As Pariah's Dark Army continues its march around the globe, Damian Wayne thinks he's got an answer as to why Pariah is able to control the most dangerous cosmic villains of the Multiverse--and he's taking Red Canary and Dr. Light on the road to see if he's right! Don't miss this thrilling Dark Crisis tie-in with direct connections to the present and future of the DCU!

SRP: $5.99 US


DARK CRISIS WAR ZONE #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A RAFAEL SARMENTO

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Rafael Sarmento

A BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND VIEW OF DARK CRISIS! Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Delilah S. Dawson, Jeremy Adams, Frank Tieri, and Stephanie Williams Art by George Kambadais, Daniel Bayliss, Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan, and Serg Acuña As the Hall of Justice falls, get new perspectives on the various conflicts while the battles across Dark Crisis rage on! With the classic Justice League members gone, see how members of the next generation such as Red Canary and The Flash Family deal with the chaos in this key chapter of the saga leading into Dark Crisis #7.

SRP: $5.99 US


DARK CRISIS WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A RYAN SOOK

(W) Simon Spurrier, Meghan Fitzmartin (A) Ryan Sook, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund (CA) Ryan Sook

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. Batman is stuck in a loop wherein the greatest detective must solve the mystery of his own existence! Plus, unravel the secrets of Zatanna's world in this final epic chapter of the WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE saga!

SRP: $4.99 US


NIGHTWING 2022 ANNUAL #1

(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira

WHO IS HEARTLESS? Find out who the villain is behind the platinum mask, and why he only collects the hearts of some victims and not others...and why he has no heart himself. Then: Bitewing: Year One! Follow Haley in her first year with her humans Nightwing and Batgirl and see how she takes a bite out of crime in her first year becoming Bitewing!

SRP: $5.99


BATGIRLS 2022 ANNUAL #1

(W) Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez

It's a freaky Friday when the Batgirls wake up inside each other's bodies! That can't be possible, right? It's only stuff you see in the movies? Except Oracle has seen this happen before and the only person who may have the antidote to swap their bodies back...is Batman! And to make matters worse, Lady Shiva is here confronting her daughter about something...and it's up to Steph to put on her best Cass to get through it!

SRP: $5.99 US


DETECTIVE COMICS 2022 ANNUAL #1

(W) Ram V (A) Christopher Mitten (CA) Evan Cagle

As a werewolf, Gael has lived through many generations, and so he has visited Gotham land before...hundreds of years ago. Take a trip back to the 1700s Renaissance Gotham with Gael on Arkham land to help remember with him exactly where he buried something important he now has to dig back up. And in a twist of fate, a dark knight in town also seems to be looking for something from out of time...his way back home to the present.

SRP: $5.99 US


NUBIA AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A TRAVIS MOORE

(W) Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Stephanie Williams (A) Amancay Nahuelpan, Alitha Martinez (CA) Travis Moore

In honor of her 50th anniversary, Nubia is joining the Justice League! After years separated from Man's World, the Amazons' most powerful warrior and now queen has been called in to save the day and work alongside the world's greatest heroes. What danger awaits our hero and her new teammates? Find out in this special that shows a bright new future for the character!

SRP: $5.99 US



Thank you for perusing the latest releases! That was only a selection of everything that available. For the full catalogue visit DC Connect (PDF). 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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