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DC Connect Spotlight April 2022

Posted: Fri 8 Apr 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!


DARK CRISIS #1 (OF 7) CVR A DANIEL SAMPERE WRAPAROUND

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Daniel SampereCrisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now...Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC’s greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes step out of the shadows of the classic heroes to form a new Justice League? And will that be enough to stop a darkness greater than anything they’ve ever faced from destroying everything? Don’t miss out on the first issue of the blockbuster event of the summer!

There are 9 exciting covers to choose from. View them in DC Connect.

On sale: June 7th, 2022 ($5.99 US)


DARK CRISIS YOUNG JUSTICE #1 (OF 6) CVR A MAX DUNBAR

(W) Meghan Fitzmartin (A) Laura Braga (CA) Max Dunbar

Crises have always had devastating impacts on the generation of heroes that make up Young Justice, and Dark Crisis will hit them even harder. Tim Drake, Impulse, and Superboy go missing during the Justice League’s funeral. The only person concerned enough to find them? Cassie Sandsmark, a.k.a Wonder Girl. But...the three boys of Young Justice aren’t on this Earth anymore...they’re on the world of their dreams, one they may never want to leave!

On sale June 21st, 2022 ($3.99 US)


BLACK ADAM #1 CVR A IRVIN RODRIGUEZ

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Rafa Sandoval (CA) Irvin Rodriguez

There is no forgiveness for Black Adam. This is the reality Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, must face when he discovers he has been infected with an incurable plague destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of dark deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam’s legacy and defend their ancestral homeland of Kahndaq, only to subsequently become mystically handcuffed to him when Adam’s plague is arrested, giving birth to perhaps the most volatile and dysfunctional super-team in DC history! Powered by stunning art by Rafa Sandoval (Justice League) and breathtaking painted covers by Irvin Rodriguez (Detective Comics), writer Christopher Priest (Deathstroke, Justice League) brings his trademark wit and skill for character deconstruction to an entirely fresh examination of the man you love to hate! Get ready to ride the lightning!

On sale June 21st, 2022 ($3.99 US)


NUBIA QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS #1 (OF 4) CVR A KHARY RANDOLPH

(W) Stephanie Williams (A) Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales (CA) Khary Randolph

Nubia may be queen, but not all Amazons call Themyscira home, which prompts the new monarch to leave Themyscira for the first time in decades to serve her people in a way Hippolyta never had the opportunity to. Now, as she embarks on her tour through Man’s World to show off the newly established sisterhood, she will be met with joy, distrust, and danger. As she travels to the homes of both the Bana-Mighdall and Esquecida tribes, something lurks in the shadows following her every move. A villain from Nubia’s mysterious past has been waiting for the day the queen joined the outside world again, and they’re ready to make her wish she never left the paradise! Taking place right after the Nubia: Coronation Special, a second miniseries for the fan-favorite Amazon begins! You won’t want to miss the exciting new adventures of the one true queen, brought to you by the creative team behind Nubia & the Amazons—writer Stephanie Williams and artist Alitha Martinez!

On sale June 7th, 2022 ($3.99 US)


POISON IVY #1 (OF 6) CVR A JESSICA FONG

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Jessica Fong

Pamela Isley has been a lot of things in her life. A living god, a super-villain, an activist, a scientist, and dead. In a new body that she didn’t ask for and with a renewed sense of purpose, Ivy leaves Gotham and sets out to complete her greatest work—a gift to the world that will heal the damage dealt to it...by ending humanity. Spinning out of the pages of Batman, DC is proud to present the unbelievable next chapter in Poison Ivy’s life by the incredible creative team of G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara. Featuring a stunning cast of variant cover artists, including Warren Louw, Frank Cho, Dan Mora, Nick Robles...and introducing main cover artist Jessica Fong!

On sale June 7th, 2022 ($3.99 US)


DC PRIDE 2022 #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A PHIL JIMENEZ

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Phil Jimenez

Written by Devin Grayson, Stephanie Williams, Travis G. Moore, Alyssa Wong, and others Art by Nick Robles, Brittney Williams, Evan Cagle, W. Scott Forbes, and others DC’s 2022 celebration kicks off with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This anthology features 13 all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Tim Drake, Kid Quick, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batwoman, and more! This special also includes: A Multiversity: Teen Justice kickoff story spotlighting Kid Quick and written by the miniseries team, Danny Lore and Ivan Cohen! An introduction by activist, actress, and real-life superhero Nicole Maines that will include a teaser for her upcoming Dreamer project! Pinups by P. Craig Russell, J.J. Kirby, and more!

On sale May 31st, 2022 ($3.99 US)


DC PRIDE TIM DRAKE SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)

(W) Meghan Fitzmartin (A) Belen Ortega, Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque (CA) Belen Ortega

The breakout story from Batman: Urban Legends collected in one volume for the very first time, in time for Pride Month! Tim Drake’s search for a missing friend kidnapped by the villains known as the Chaos Monsters leads Tim to realize his identity as a bisexual man. Collecting the Tim Drake stories from Batman: Urban Legends #4-6 and 10, with a brand-new story that sees Tim teaming up with his former Young Justice teammates and the Batgirls, beginning Tim Drake’s 2022 path!

On sale June 14th, 2022 ($5.99 US)


MULTIVERSITY TEEN JUSTICE #1 (OF 6) CVR A ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

(W) Ivan Cohen, Danny Lore (A) Marco Failla (CA) Robbi Rodriguez

Kid Quick—the Future State Flash—and their fellow heroes Supergirl, Robin, Aquagirl, Klarienne the Witch Girl, and Troy take center stage in a miniseries that rocks Earth-11 to its core! Co-writers Ivan Cohen (The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries) and Danny Lore (DC Pride, Champions) join rising-star artist Marco Failla (DCeased: Hope at World’s End) for the incredible debut issue, which begins with an attack by the H.I.V.E. and ends in the Church of Blood! What is Sister Blood’s true mission among the lost souls of New York City? Can Teen Justice get through their growing pains fast enough to learn the answer in time to stop it? And what role will the mysterious Raven—the brooding hero who has refused to join the team in the past—play in the ultimate battle? The secrets of Earth-11’s newest heroes and villains unfold in DC’s most exciting new team title!

On Sale June 7th, 2022 ($3.99 US)


MILESTONES IN HISTORY #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A CHRISCROSS

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) ChrisCross

Written by Reginald Hudlin, Pat Charles, Tananarive Due, Karyn Parsons, Alice Randall, Toure, and others Art by Ray-Anthony Height, Jamal Igle, Arvell Jones, Dominike Domo Stanton, Ron Wilson, and others The Dakota Universe is built on the shoulders of giants—and it is time for their stories to be told! In this massive oversize special, a who’s who of talent from many disciplines tell the tales of trailblazing Black and African figures throughout every era of humanity! From the realms of literature, aviation, music, dance, military conquest, and more, the history of the world is Black history, and this special aims to prove it! Plus, don’t miss the shocking final-page reveal that points to the future of the Milestone Universe line!

On Sale June 14th, 2022 ($9.99 US)


ICON & ROCKET SEASON ONE HC

(W) Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills (A) Doug Braithwaite (CA) Taurin Clarke

When Raquel Ervin discovered a centuries-old alien living in her city, she had no idea she would be awakening a power that would make the world tremble...and transform the pair of them into the superheroes Icon and Rocket! When they declare all-out war on the drug trade, their actions topple a chain of dominoes that nearly unravels the global economy, and brings a sadistic extraterrestrial killer into their own homes! Collects Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0 and Icon & Rocket: Season One #1-6.

On Sale August 2nd, 2022 ($29.99 US)


BATMANS MYSTERY CASEBOOK TP

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Christopher Uminga

Batman is a great detective, but he rarely works alone. His sidekicks Robin and Batgirl, his butler Alfred, and the police of Gotham City all play a role in helping him keep his city safe. You can too! Look for clues! Analyze evidence! Solve riddles! Learn history! Help the Batman as he goes on his adventures and see if you can spot the answers to these mysteries before he logs them into his casebook.

On sale August 30th, 2022 ($9.99 US)


MY BUDDY KILLER CROC TP

(W) Sara Farizan (A/CA) Nicoletta Baldari

Andy, like a lot of kids, feels a little lost and out of place when he moves to Gotham. Unlike most kids, he’s less excited about the idea of meeting Batman than he is about seeing his childhood hero, the wrestler Waylon Jones…a.k.a. Killer Croc! If Andy can find him and ask for some wrestling tips, he can have it all. Trouble is, Batman is looking for Andy’s childhood hero, too. In My Buddy, Killer Croc, Sara Farizan and Nicoletta Baldari unite to tell a charming tale of a boy in a new school, his new friends and enemies, and the super-villain who teaches him how to put the bullies in their place.

On Sale August 30th, 2022 ($9.99 US)


Collected Editions

Batman: Secret Files (On Sale July 19th, 2022 $19.99 US)

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Christian WardWritten by James Tynion IV, Ed Brisson, Mariko Tamaki, and Tony Patrick Art by Christian Ward, Dani, Rosi Kampe, Joshua Hixson, David Lapham, and Christian Duce

Batman and Detective Comics scribes James Tynion IV and Mariko Tamaki are joined by a cadre of incredible collaborators to tell the heretofore-untold origin stories of some of Batman’s greatest allies and archrivals. Discover the mysteries of breakout characters from Fear State and Joker War such as Miracle Molly, Clownhunter, and the Gardener! Collects Batman Secret Files: The Signal #1, Batman Secret Files: Huntress #1, Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1, Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 #1, Batman Secret Files: Miracle Molly #1, and Batman Secret Files: The Gardener #1!

Black Manta (On sale August 2nd, 2022 $16.99 US)

(W) Chuck Brown (A) Valentine De Landro, Matthew Dow Smith (CA) Valentine De Landro

Black Manta is dying. After unearthing a rare and powerful metal at the bottom of the ocean, Manta finds himself plagued by excruciating pain. But the hunt for his salvation puts Manta in the crosshairs of Devil Ray, a dangerous new rival who aims to become the new Scourge of the Seven Seas! Collects the Black Manta short from Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 and Black Manta #1-6.

Pennyworth (On sale July 26, 2022 $17.99 US)

(W) Scott Bryan Wilson (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Jorge Fornes

Loyal butler to the Wayne family. Surrogate father to Bruce Wayne. Batman’s most trusted ally. Alfred Pennyworth is all of those things, but a top secret, Cold War-era mission left uncompleted during his days as an MI6 counterintelligence agent will drag our present-day butler back into his globe-trotting, espionage-laden past. From the frozen wastes of Russia to the Giza Plateau, from his school plays to his encounter with genetically modified super-soldiers, Pennyworth collects the thrilling tale of adventure that spans Alfred’s most exciting mission of his secret-agent past. Collects Pennyworth #1-7.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (On sale July 26th, 2022 $19.99 US)

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Bilquis Evely

Kara Zor-El can no longer find any meaning or purpose in her life. But all that changes when an alien girl seeks her out to help her take revenge on the bad guys who destroyed her world. Now a Kryptonian, a dog, and an angry, heartbroken child head into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core. It’s Supergirl like you’ve never seen her before in a character-defining sci-fi/fantasy masterpiece! Collects the entire miniseries Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1-8.

Teen Titans Academy Vol. 1: X Marks the Spot (On sale July 12th, 2022)

(W) Jeremy Adams (A) Various (CA) Brandon Peterson

Art by Brandon Peterson, Will Conrad, and others

The original New Teen Titans have reteamed and formed the Titans Academy to teach the next generation of super-powered teens…if the students can survive the training. Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Donna Troy are the teachers at the school and will pass along their knowledge to the young recruits looking to learn how to use their powers to reach their full potential. Collects Suicide Squad #3, Teen Titans Academy #1-5, Infinite Frontier #0, and Teen Titans Academy 2021 Yearbook #1.


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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