(W) Christopher Priest (A) Fernando Pasarin (CA) Cam Smith, Giuseppe Camuncoli RATED T+ In Shops: Jun 05, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“DEATHSTROKE: RIP” starts here! Deathstroke is dead, secretly killed at the hands of a Teen Titan. As Slade’s closest friends, enemies and frenemies pay their respects (and disrespects) to the World’s Deadliest Assassin, some uninvited guests crash the event-the Legion of Doom! But what do they want with the body of the most lethal man on the planet? And will anyone find out who killed him? A brand-new storyline begins here…with an ending you won’t see coming!
In 2019 it’s good to be bad for the villains of the DC Universe. “Dark Gifts” is the featured theme for August, as the vilest villains in the DC Universe take up Lex Luthor’s offer to be the ultimate versions of themselves, destroying their arch-foes—DC’s greatest heroes—in the process. Fans will see immediate evidence of just how much trouble DC’s heroes are in with a series of covers featuring “battle-damaged” versions of their logos.
From Action Comics to Wonder Woman, these covers, combined with the distinctive “Year of the Villain” cover banner, provide a significant visual cue to the epic struggles within each issue, struggles that the heroes may not be able to overcome. As the Year of the Villain continues to escalate throughout September and beyond, the cover logos will sustain increased damage, leading to a line-wide villain takeover in November. Fans should be sure to check out the following titles when they hit shelves in August:
ACTION COMICS #1014 – Cover by Brandon Peterson (on sale August 28)
AQUAMAN #51 – Cover by Robson Rocha and Jason Paz (on sale August 21)
BATGIRL #38 – Cover by Carmine Di Giandomenico (on sale August 28)
BATMAN #76 – Cover by Tony S. Daniel (on sale August 7)
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4 – Cover by Tyler Kirkham (on sale August 14)
CATWOMAN #14 – Cover by Joëlle Jones (on sale August 14)
DEATHSTROKE #46 – Cover by Carlo Pagulayan and Norm Rapmund (on sale August 7)
DETECTIVE COMICS #1009 – Cover by Doug Mahnke (on sale August 14)
THE FLASH #76 – Cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona (on sale August 14)
HARLEY QUINN #64 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 7)
HAWKMAN #15 – Cover by Pat Olliffe and Tom Palmer (on sale August 14)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 – Cover by Francis Manapul (on sale August 7)
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 28)
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #12 – Cover by Will Conrad (on sale August 14)
NIGHTWING #63 – Cover by Bruno Redondo (on sale August 21)
RED HOOD: OUTLAW #37 – Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (on sale August 28)
SUPERGIRL #33 – Cover by Eduardo Pansica (on sale August 14)
SUPERMAN #14 – Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado (on sale August 14)
TEEN TITANS #33 – Cover by Bernard Chang (on sale August 21)
THE TERRIFICS #19 – Cover by Dan Mora (on sale August 28)
WONDER WOMAN #76 – Cover by Jesus Merino (on sale August 14)
Continuing from July, August will also feature more of the card stock variant covers. These variants are priced at one dollar more than their battle-damaged standard counterparts and feature artwork by some of comics’ top cover artists, including Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Joshua Middleton, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Yasmine Putri, and others.
The weekend is almost here and we’re busy getting the second episode of Graphic Policy Weekly (or new weekly news show) ready! While we prepare for that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.
(W) Christopher Priest, Adam Glass (A/CA) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz In Shops: May 01, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“The Terminus Agenda” finale! It’s code red for the Teen Titans as their plan to capture and imprison Deathstroke has backfired in the worst possible way. Mercy Hall is on lockdown, and all the super-villains have escaped their cells! As the villains team up to take down their captors, Deathstroke makes one final attempt at “fixing” Damian-will Damian finally abandon Batman’s code to save his friends from certain death?
For the first time that Pop Life Globaland China’s Imperial Palace are releasing this summer an amazing collaboration with DC Collectibles. These highly collectible figures include Batman, Superman, Robin, Deathstroke, Wonder Woman, Nightwing, Joker, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, The Flash, and Aquaman. The collectible products are just part of the “Creativity and Historical Culture” collection with a full range of collectibles, art toys, apparel, homewares, accessories and other inspired merchandise.
The collectible figures will launch in retail June 2019.
While experiencing their biggest year at the box office in China with feature films like Wonder Woman and Aquaman, the cast of characters from the DC Universe are fast becoming popular with fans.
These figures pay homage to the ancient Chinese warriors and soldier armors inspired by the museum collections from the Imperial Palace archives. The Imperial Palace, under the charge of the Palace Museum, is the palatial heart of China. Constructed in 1420 during the early Ming Dynasty, it is China’s best-preserved palace, and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.
(W) Christopher Priest, Adam Glass (A/CA) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz In Shops: Apr 03, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“The Terminus Agenda” part two! Captured by the newest group of Teen Titans, Deathstroke finds himself powerless and restrained inside Damian’s secret prison. But when a crisis erupts, only Deathstroke stands between the Teen Titans and total disaster-can Robin swallow his pride to protect his team?
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Larry Stroman, Jason Paz (CA) Tyler Kirkham In Shops: Mar 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
A prelude to “The Terminus Agenda”! The road to the highly anticipated Teen Titans/Deathstroke crossover event starts here! Deathstroke’s body count has grown even higher after murdering his therapist en route to escaping from Arkham Asylum, which prompts Commissioner Gordon to expose Slade’s identity as Deathstroke to the public! Now the world’s most wanted criminal, the walls are closing in on Slade Wilson, and a new threat, Damian Wayne’s newest Teen Titans, waits around the corner…Is there any hope of escape for the World’s Deadliest Assassin?
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Fernando Pasarin, Jason Paz (CA) Tyler Kirkham RATED T+ In Shops: Feb 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Deathstroke’s son Jericho breaks into Arkham Asylum in an effort to free him, but Slade Wilson is caught up in his own conflict with the return of Dev-a.k.a. “Death Masque”-and the realization that his hallucinatory trip into outer space may have been more real than previously advertised! Meanwhile, Two-Face has Rose dead to rights-is there anyone left to save her?
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Fernando Pasarin, Jason Paz, Carlo Pagulayan (CA) Tyler Kirkham In Shops: Jan 09, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Slade is back in Arkham after his Zeta Beam jaunt to the planet Pulor…but did he ever actually leave? Is the alien invasion just a delusion? And who is this faux Deathstroke running around? A deep dive into Slade’s psyche, just in time to watch him lose his mind!
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Fernando Pasarin (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
Deathstroke finally meets his match: Arkham Asylum?! Now an inmate, Slade Wilson must prove his sanity so he can stop an alien invasion (what?). Before he can even attempt a breakout, he’s got to face off against angry Arkham inmates out to get him. And what’s Two-Face’s role in all this mayhem? He keeps showing up in two places at once! Meanwhile, Deathstroke’s daughter, Rose Wilson, is kidnapped! Can Jericho save his sister?