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DC Connect Spotlight May 2022

Posted: Sat 30 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!


BATMAN #125 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega (CA) Jorge Jimenez

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy’s involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight’s nightmares are just beginning. Failsafe starts here. And in the backup, there’s chaos in Gotham as the underworld fights over one of its crown jewels...and Selina Kyle is caught in the middle. Can she stop the bloodshed and maybe even make a little money in the process?

On sale: July 5th, 2022 ($5.99 US)


DETECTIVE COMICS #1062 CVR A EVAN CAGLE

(W) Ram V., Simon Spurrier (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Dani (CA) Evan Cagle

GOTHAM NOCTURNE PART 1 OF 4: OVERTURE. It’s a new era for the detective of the night as we introduce award-winning new series writer Ram V (Catwoman, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr), and artist extraordinaire Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Superman/Batman)! Together, they’ll be turning Gotham into a tragic yet beautiful gothic opera for our eyes and ears to feast on. Something is terribly wrong with Batman. No matter the tests Bruce takes, nor the numbers he counts, the greatest detective in the world can’t pin down the source of this creeping dread—of his own inner demons and a looming mortality. Meanwhile, real demons roam the shadows as an ancient melody haunts the Gotham night. Here now the curtains rise and as the eerie tune streams in…who is human, who is demon, who is to tell? As Batman investigates the songs and the demons of Gotham, he is forced to confront the oldest question…whether there has been a demon within him all along…and if so, what does it want?…and why hasn’t it taken over yet?

On sale: July 26th, 2022 ($4.99 US)


DARK CRISIS WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE SUPERMAN #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A CHRIS BURNHAM

(W) Tom King, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown (A) Chris Burnham, Fico Ossio (CA) Chris Burnham

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of DCU’s biggest event of 2022!

On Sale: July 12th, 2022 ($4.99 US)


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

(W) Cavan Scott, Bryan Q. Miller (A) Scot Eaton, Marco Santucci, Norm Rapmund (CA) Kaare Andrews

Long ago, Hawkman was the leader of the Justice Society, but what is he now? Still a hero or another relic in a museum? Everything changes when he finds himself haunted by not only the past, but also the vengeful spirit of a wayward thief. Will this Gentleman Ghost be the death of Hawkman or will he deliver a warning from beyond the grave? The road to Black Adam begins here. Also in this issue: As a pivotal moment in the life of Teth-Adam and his son Hurut begins to unfold in ancient Kahndaq, modern-day Kahndaq meets a new hero—antiquities professor by day, cultural recovery specialist by night, Adrianna Tomaz. And unfortunately for Adrianna, she’s about to liberate a sacred totem from the wrong interested party—Intergang!

On Sale: July 5th, 2022 ($5.99 US)


ARTEMIS WANTED #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A MATTEO SCALERA

(W) Vita Ayala (A) Skylar Patridge (CA) Matteo Scalera

After the events of Trial of the Amazons, Artemis is on the run from her sisters for her sins. She may say it was all in the name of peace, but not even Wonder Woman believes a word she says. Now the former member of the Bana-Mighdall is wanted by not only her people, but all Amazon tribes! Is there a future for a warrior who has destroyed her past? Find out as Artemis travels the world searching for answers and a new path forward. She’ll need all the help she can get, and it may come from the unlikeliest of sources…the Gods!

On Sale: July 19th, 2022 ($5.99 US)


SUPERMAN SPACE AGE #1 (OF 3) CVR A MIKE ALLRED

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Mike Allred

Meet Clark Kent, a young reporter who just learned that the world will soon come to an end (Crisis on Infinite Earths) and there is nothing he can do to save it. Sounds like a job for his alter ego…Superman! After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of his fathers to come out to the world as the first superhero of the Space Age. As each decade passes and each new danger emerges, he wonders if this is the one that will kill him and everyone he loves. Superman realizes that even good intentions are not without their backlash as the world around him transforms into a place as determined to destroy itself as he is to save it. Uniting the critically acclaimed writer Mark Russell (One-Star Squadron, The Flintstones) and Eisner-winner Mike Allred (Silver Surfer, Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams) for the first time, this series promises fans an unforgettable journey through U.S. history and culture starring our beloved characters.

On Sale: July 26th, 2022 ($9.99 US)


BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS RED HOOD #1 (OF 2) CVR A SEAN MURPHY (MR)

(W) Sean Murphy, Clay McCormack (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Sean Murphy

The world of Batman: White Knight continues to expand in this exciting new miniseries! With things heating up in Neo-Gotham, Jason Todd revisits his post-Robin past to find the one ally he believes will help him turn the tide in the battle against Derek Powers. Bruce Wayne is Batman. Four words that saved Jason’s life and destroyed his future forever. Banished by his mentor and damaged by The Joker, the former Robin is left to become something different, something stronger, a relentless force for justice in the city…Red Hood! With nobody to answer to, he walks the dangerous line between hero and villain. That is until he meets Gan, a local girl from East Backport who needs his help to save her neighborhood from a super-criminal terrorizing its citizens. And she’s willing to fight alongside him, whatever it takes!

On Sale: July 26th, 2022 ($4.99 US)


WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD HC

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jen BartelWritten by Mariko Tamaki, Becky Cloonan, Stephanie Williams, and others Art by Ryan Sook, Jamie McKelvie, Marguerite Sauvage, and others In celebration of Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, DC Comics proudly presents a new anthology starring the Amazon Princess embellished in the color of her famous lasso. You won’t want to miss these thrilling tales celebrating the woman who inspires us all…and that’s the truth! Witness comics’ brightest stars engaging with moments throughout Diana’s history, encouraging fans to rediscover some of her most fearsome villains and iconic allies! Collects Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #1-6.

On Sale: August 8th, 2022 ($39.99 US)


BATMAN ONE DARK KNIGHT HC (MR)

(W/A/CA) Jock

It was the sort of mission Batman had run a thousand times. From high above the sweltering summer streets of Gotham, Batman would escort the GCPD as the dangerous metahuman supervillain known as E.M.P. was transferred from a temporary holding cell to his permanent home at Blackgate Prison in Gotham Harbor. E.M.P.’s electrical powers posed a dangerous threat, but the situation was well in hand. Until it wasn’t. Now every light in Gotham is out, the police have been knocked into disarray, and a broken, bleeding Batman must fight his way to Blackgate, block by block, dragging E.M.P. behind him. But it’s not just the gangs who want to make life difficult for him. The dark corners of Gotham contain many surprises…and E.M.P. has many more shocks to deliver before the night is through! One of the most iconic Batman artists of the 21st century, the incomparable Jock (The Batman Who Laughs, Batman: The Black Mirror), has focused all his storytelling powers on the tale of one very, very dark night in Gotham City. It’s always darkest before the dawn—if it ever comes… Collects Batman: One Dark Knight #1-3.

On Sale: September 20th, 2022 ($29.99 US)


DC MECH #1 (OF 6) CVR A BALDEMAR RIVAS

(W) Kenny Porter (A/CA) Baldemar Rivas

At the end of World War II, Earth was invaded by giant mechanized parademons from a planet called Apokolips. Earth’s protectors, the Justice Society of America, were devastated, and with them, the age of superheroes came to an end and the era of the Mech began. In the ensuing years, the world has stockpiled colossal battle suits piloted by elite warriors, waiting for the day Apokolips returns. But when Kal-El, the last son of a dying world, crash-lands in Metropolis with his own war suit, he’ll face down two of Earth’s finest Mech fighters, the Flash and Batman. The dawn of a brave new mechanized DCU is here from the rising star creative team of Kenny Porter (The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, Fearless) and Baldemar Rivas (Robins, Batman: Urban Legends).

On Sale: July 26th, 2022 ($3.99 US)


CONSTANTINE DISTORTED ILLUSIONS TP

(W) Kami Garcia (A/CA) Isaac Goodhart

John Constantine is, and has always been, a magician of the highest caliber—who doesn’t need additional training from any highbrow magician, thank you very much. But a magical apprenticeship in the United States is a good excuse to get out of London…and in Washington, D.C., he can join his best friend’s punk band, Mucous Membrane. When the band begins to dabble in magic, a complicated spell gets out of hand…and the disastrous consequences might be more than Constantine can handle. Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven, Beautiful Creatures) and artist Isaac Goodhart (Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story) in the most thrilling magical team-up of the year!

On Sale: September 27th, 2022 ($16.99 US)


DEADMAN TELLS THE SPOOKY TALES TP

(W) Franco (A) Various (CA) Sara Richard

Art by Sara Richard, Isaac Goodhart, Agnes Garbowska, Derek Charm, Christopher Uminga, and others Ever had the feeling that you were being watched? Ever taken a dark shortcut on the way home? Wondered what might just be living under your bed? Well, Deadman knows…has always known…and he’s here to shed some light on those spine-tingling adventures and things that go bump in the night. Written by New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer Franco and featuring art by some of DC Comics’ favorite artists, Deadman Tells the Spooky Tales is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat through these hair-raising stories. Read at your own risk...

On Sale: September 27th, 2022 ($9.99 US)


HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES VOL 1 THE EAT BANG KILL TOUR HC (MR)

(W) Tee Franklin (A) Max Sarin, Erich Owen (CA) Max Sarin

Harley and Ivy are on the road trip of the century! Following the wedding disaster of the decade, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy end up on the run from Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD! But as fun as that all sounds, Ivy still worries about her actions after Kite Man left her at the altar…luckily, Harley’s got the perfect scheme to shake her out of her wedding day blues. A HarlIvy Moon! But when they come face-to-face with one obstacle after another—old lovers? trust issues? childhood trauma?—not to mention a bevy of villains with their own bones to pick, will this Thelma and Louise-style journey end in victory, or tragedy? This hardcover packs in the entire run of the GLAAD Media Award-nominated series. Collects Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour #1-6.

On Sale: August 30th, 2022 ($24.99 US)


WONDER GIRL HOMECOMING HC

(W) Joelle Jones (A) Joelle Jones, Adriana Melo, Leila Del Duca (CA) Joelle Jones

The story of Yara Flor starts here! Raised in the far-off land of Boise, Idaho, Yara has always felt something was missing from her life—and now she is headed to Brazil to find it. Little does she know her arrival will set off a series of events that will change the world of Wonder Woman forever. Her return has been prophesied, and with that prophecy comes the undivided attention of benevolent gods from pantheons beyond. Danger lurks around every corner, but is this young hero ready for her journey? Collects Future State: Wonder Woman #1-2, Infinite Frontier #0, Wonder Girl #1-7, and Trial of the Amazons: Wonder Girl #1-2.

On Sale: August 30th, 2022 ($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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