Previews/April 2018 Solicits

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Aquaman

Aquaman #35

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  • Writer: Dan Abnett
  • Art: Riccardo Federici
  • Cover: Howard Porter
  • Variant Cover: Joshua Middleton
  • Cover Date: June 2018
  • 32 pages, $3.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0157
  • Variant Cover Order Code: FEB18 0158
  • Release Date: 18 Apr 2018

"KINGSLAYER" part one! After King Rath discovers that Arthur is still alive, he sends Aquaman's former ally Murk to finish the job - or else be executed as a traitor! Meanwhile, Rath's new power has a terrifying cost... one that will change Atlantis forever! Plus, the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL begin to take effect on the sunken city...!

Mera

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #3

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  • Writer: Dan Abnett
  • Art: Lan Medina
  • Cover: Nicola Scott
  • Cover Date: June 2018
  • 32 pages, $3.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0159
  • Release Date: 25 Apr 2018

After a brutal clash between Mera and Ocean Master almost costs Mera her life, Tula suggests that the three of them work together to save Atlantis - and recruiting an army will require a united front. Can Mera and Orm be united by a common enemy? Or will their hatred of each other be their undoing?

Justice League

Justice League #42

  • Writer: Christopher Priest
  • Art: Pete Woods
  • Cover: David Yardin
  • Variant Cover: J.G. Jones
  • Cover Date: Early June 2018
  • 32 pages, $2.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0213
  • Variant Cover Order Code: FEB18 0214
  • Release Date: 04 Apr 2018

"JUSTICE LOST" part three! Trapped in the chaos of tribal conflict, the Justice League becomes divided over whether to intervene in a civil war in order to protect thousands of fleeing refugees - and a crucial decision could have dire consequences for one of their members! Meanwhile, Batman and Aquaman clash over how to take down the nemesis known only as the Fan, who holds all of their secrets hostage.

Justice League #43

  • Writer: Christopher Priest
  • Art: Pete Woods
  • Cover: David Yardin
  • Variant Cover: J.G. Jones
  • Cover Date: Late June 2016
  • 32 pages, $2.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0215
  • Variant Cover Order Code: FEB18 0216
  • Release Date: 18 Apr 2018

"JUSTICE LOST" finale! Struggling to save one of their own and extricate themselves from the grip of war, the Justice League's hand is forced by the mercenary Deathstroke! Decisions must be made about Red Lion's brutality, the insidious tactics of the Fan and the League's role as the World’s Greatest Heroes. When the dust settles, will the old alliances still stand?

Other Aqua-character Appearances

Aqualad (Garth)

Titans #22

  • Writer: Dan Abnett
  • Art: Paul Pelletier and Andrew Hennessy
  • Cover: Paul Pelletier and Andrew Hennessy
  • Variant Cover: Nick Bradshaw
  • Cover Date: June 2018
  • 32 pages, $3.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0250
  • Variant Cover Order Code: FEB18 0251
  • Release Date: 11 Apr 2018

"Titans Apart" part three! As Arsenal follows the trail of a conspiracy that no one else can see, he finds himself at the mercy of Cheshire, who's both a deadly assassin and his ex! Only Donna Troy takes Roy at his word, but she's trapped in the Watchtower... and must escape to save the man she loves!

Titans Annual #2

  • Writer: Dan Abnett
  • Art: Tom Grummett
  • Cover: Paul Pelletier and Andrew Hennessy
  • Cover Date: June 2018
  • 48 pages, $4.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0252
  • Release Date: 25 Apr 2018

"Titans Apart" finale! Arsenal and Donna discover the truth about the Bliss conspiracy... only they're too late! With the Justice League off the board and the Titans divided, who will stand against the evil Brain as he attempts to create his new world order - and kill everyone on Earth in the process?



Aqualad (Jackson)

Teen Titans #19

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  • Writer: Benjamin Percy
  • Art: Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher
  • Cover: Dan Mora
  • Variant Cover: Bryan Hitch
  • Cover Date: June 2018
  • 32 pages, $3.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0244
  • Variant Cover Order Code: FEB18 0245
  • Release Date: 25 Apr 2018

"The Following" part three! Beast Boy has gone rogue, turned by the nefarious Puppeteer into an unstoppable killing machine, along with hundreds of innocent teenagers! Can the Teen Titans stop their former friend's deadly rampage and put an end to the Puppeteer's reign once and for all?



Bombshell Mera

Bombshells United #15

  • Writer: Marguerite Bennett
  • Art: Aneke
  • Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino
  • Cover Date: June 2018
  • 32 pages, $2.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0178
  • Release Date: 04 Apr 2018

Bombshells divided! The Batgirls are determined to track down the source of their friends' misfortunes back in Gotham City. Their investigation leads to an eerie spit of land, where a lone radio tower projects a deadly signal that curses all who hear it.

Bombshells United #16

  • Writer: Marguerite Bennett
  • Art: Sandy Jarrell
  • Cover: Terry and Rachel Dodson
  • Cover Date: June 2018
  • 32 pages, $2.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0179
  • Release Date: 18 Apr 2018

Wham! The Bombshells dive into a deadly volcanic lair, while the agents of Apokolips clash with the royal roller derby, the female fury, the space jammer—Big Barda!



Justice League of China Aqua-Man

New Super-Man and the Justice League of China #22

  • Writer: Gene Luen Yang
  • Art: Brent Peeples and Matt Santorelli
  • Cover: Philip Tan
  • Variant Cover: Bernard Chang
  • Cover Date: June 2018
  • 32 pages, $3.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0223
  • Variant Cover Order Code: FEB18 0224
  • Release Date: 11 Apr 2018

"SEAS OF CHANGE" part three! The saga of the Aqua-Man of North Korea crashes to a close! As the Justice League of China heads off an international incident on their shores, our heroes discover that sometimes villainy is only a matter of perspective - and reasoning with North Korea's most menacing metahuman and his marine militia may be the only hope both countries have of survival!



Bizarro Aquaman

Superman #44

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  • Writer: Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi
  • Art: Patrick Gleason
  • Cover: Patrick Gleason
  • Variant Cover: Jonboy Meyers
  • Cover Date: June 2018
  • 32 pages, $2.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0236
  • Variant Cover Order Code: FEB18 0237
  • Release Date: 4 Apr 2018

"BOYZARRO RE-DEATH" part three! Gathered together from the cosmic recesses of the universe are the most powerful forces of bad ever assembled! Now the Super Foes face the Legion of Fun - and the only heroes who dare to stand against this intergalactic threat of the Bizarroverse are Superman and son!


Collections

JLA Year One TP

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  • Writer: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
  • Art: Barry Kitson, Michael Bair, John Stokes and Mark Propst
  • Cover: Barry Kitson
  • 336 pages, $29.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0304
  • Release Date: 23 May 2018

The definitive tale of the JLA's formation is back in a new deluxe hardcover of the epic tale starring the Flash, Green Lantern, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman! Learn how the five founding members of the JLA pulled together as a team, earning the respect of the public and defeating foes like Vandal Savage, scientist T.O. Morrow and the Brotherhood of Evil!

Collects JLA: YEAR ONE #1-12, with sketches and other bonus material!

Zero Hour: Crisis in Time HC

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  • Writer: Dan Jurgens
  • Art: Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway and others
  • Cover: Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway
  • 200 pages, $24.99
  • Order Code: FEB18 0317
  • Release Date: 2 May 2018

All of reality comes under attack when a mysterious force of entropy begins slowly erasing time itself - making its way from both the past and future toward the present! As history itself unravels around them, the heroes of the world - including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, the Justice Society and the Titans - scramble to fix the broken time stream. But even if they stop the true source of the chaos, the world they save will never be the same!

Collects ZERO HOUR #0-4 in hardcover for the first time. Includes a new introduction by Dan Jurgens, updated timeline to the DC Universe and never-before-collected bonus material.

Other

Toys

DC Injustice Black Manta Vinimate

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  • Publisher: Diamond Select Toys LLC
  • $9.99
  • 4" high
  • Order Code: FEB18 2296
  • Release Date: 25 Jul 2018

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The DC Vinimates line returns to the world of DC Comics-inspired video games with three vinyl figures based on the world of Injustice! Batman, Black Manta and Harley Quinn each feature their game-specific outfits, with Black Manta wielding twin daggers and Harley Quinn packing a pistol. Each Vinimate stands approximately 4 inches tall and is sculpted in a block-figure style. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.

DC Multiverse Aquaman 6-inch Action Figure

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  • Publisher: Mattel Toys
  • $22.99
  • 6" high
  • Order Code: FEB18 2347
  • Release Date: 28 Feb 2018

From Mattel. Fans and collectors will love these highly detailed 6" key DC character figures. Each one features 20 points of articulation, detailed battle suits, authentic paint and iconic elements and a bonus piece! Choose from Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Aquaman, and Superman.

Collectibles

Justice League Movie Magnetss

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  • Publisher: Ata Boy
  • Order Code: FEB18 2713
  • Release Date: 25 Apr 2018

The stars of the blockbuster Justice League film feature on these new magnets! Justice League Movie 48 Piece Magnet Assortment - check with retailers for selection and price.

Apparel

Justice League Symbols T-Shirt

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The team shows its colors on the new JL: Symbol shirt. Screenprinted in color on a black shirt. The members are all combined on one great shirt design.


Books

DC Comics: A Visual History HC

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  • Publisher: Insight Editions
  • Writer: Daniel Wallace, Alan Cowsill, Alex Irvine, Matthew K. Manning
  • Cover Artist: Frank Cho
  • Order Code: FEB18 2067
  • Release Date 14 March 2018 (11 Feb 2015)
  • $50

Trace DC's fascinating story. Highlighting the debuts of iconic super heroes like Superman and Batman, the geniuses that invented them, and the real-life events, like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, and the Space Race, that shaped the atmosphere of the times, DC Comics: A Visual History follows the characters' foray into the real world through TV series and blockbuster movies. This updated and expanded edition, with 16 new pages to cover 2010-2014, features a new slipcase design along with two new prints packed inside.

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