Sandbox/June 2016 Solicits

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Aquaman

Aquaman: Rebirth #1

  • Writer: Dan Abnett
  • Art: Oscar Jimenez
  • Cover: Brad Walker and Drew Hennessey
  • Variant Cover: Ryan Benjamin
  • Cover Date: Aug 2016
  • 32 pages, $2.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0292
  • Variant Cover Order Code: APR16 0293
  • Release Date: 08 Jun 2016

Born to both the surface and the sea, Arthur Curry walks in two worlds but can find a home in neither. The king of Atlantis looks to reconcile his split heritage as he embarks on a new mission that may finally make him choose between his two paths.

POLITICAL PLAYER: "As the leader of a world power," writer Dan Abnett says, "Arthur believes it's time Atlantis became part of the global community. Atlantis has been on the outside for too long: feared, mysterious and misunderstood. But that means getting the world used to Atlantis... and vice versa."

Aquaman #1

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  • Writer: Dan Abnett
  • Art: Brad Walker and Drew Hennessey
  • Cover: Brad Walker and Drew Hennessey
  • Variant Cover: Joshua Middleton
  • Cover Date: Aug 2016
  • 32 pages, $2.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0294
  • Variant Cover Order Code: APR16 0295
  • Release Date: 22 Jun 2016
  • Now shipping twice monthly

"THE DROWNING" chapter one

Black Manta returns, and as Aquaman attempts to broker lasting peace between Atlantis and the surface world, his greatest foe engineers a plan to destroy everything and everyone the undersea hero loves.

THEY SAID IT: "I'm excited to draw a vast undersea world with all the visual flourishes of fantasy and science fiction that it affords," says artist Brad Walker. "I've done so much work in outer space-based comics, and I love the freedom that affords."

Aquaman #1 Summary Page

Justice League

Justice League

Justice League #51

  • Writer: Dan Jurgens
  • Art: Paul Pelletier and Tony Kordos
  • Cover: Paul Pelletier and Tony Kordos
  • Cover Date: Jul 2016
  • 32 pages, $3.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0324
  • Release Date: 08 Jun 2016
  • Resolicit

It's a brave new world in the devastation that follows "DARKSEID WAR."

Justice League Summary Page

Justice League #52

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  • Writer: Sam Humphries
  • Art: Paul Pelletier and Tony Kordos
  • Cover: Paul Pelletier and Tony Kordos
  • Cover Date: Late Aug 2016
  • 32 pages, $3.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0325
  • Release Date: 22 Jun 2016

The former Power Ring, Jessica Cruz, now possesses a Green Lantern ring. But can a coward like Jessica truly be worthy of it?

A TITANS: REBIRTH #1 prelude! Set shortly after the formation of the Justice League, Batman introduces his new partner Robin (Dick Grayson) to the team just as it's pulled into a deadly assault on Metropolis by mysterious creatures. Outclassed and terrified, the Boy Wonder must use his wits and guile to survive. And in doing so, he catches the attention of a foe that will alter the course of his life forever. This story ties directly into TITANS: REBIRTH #1!

Justice League Summary Page



Justice League of America

Justice League of America #12

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  • Writer: Bryan Hitch
  • Art: Neil Edwards and Daniel Henriques
  • Cover: Bryan Hitch
  • Cover Date: Aug 2016
  • 32 pages, $3.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0326
  • Release Date: 22 Jun 2016

Green Lantern's ring has been hacked! Someone has a personal vendetta against the League, attacking them where they are the most vulnerable!

Justice League of America Annual #1

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  • Writer: Bryan Hitch
  • Art: Neil Edwards and Daniel Henriques
  • Cover: Bryan Hitch
  • Cover Date: 2016
  • 48 pages, $4.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0327
  • Release Date: 29 Jun 2016

The vendetta of the League's newest enemy puts them through the ultimate test by releasing the DCU's most dangerous super-villains from prison!

Crossovers

Rebirth

DC Universe: Rebirth #1

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  • Writer: Geoff Johns
  • Art: Gary Frank, Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jimenez and others
  • Cover: Gary Frank
  • Cover Date: Aug 2016
  • 80 pages, $2.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0273
  • Release Date: 25 May 2016

It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don't say we didn't warn you!

THEY SAID IT: "Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe," says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. "It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!"


Other Aqua-character Appearances

Aqualad (Garth)

Titans: Rebirth #1

  • Writer: Dan Abnett
  • Art: Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund
  • Cover: Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund
  • Variant Cover: Mike Choi
  • Cover Date: Aug 2016
  • 32 pages, $2.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0312
  • Variant Cover Order Code: APR16 0313
  • Release Date: 15 Jun 2016

Friends. Teammates. Titans. Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith and Nightwing were all that and more until a mysterious force erased their memories, forcing them to forget what they could accomplish together. Reunited with their memories returned, the Titans must destroy the interdimensional demon that broke them apart and threatens reality itself.

THEY SAID IT: "Grayson and Donna were a few of the characters I first worked on at DC, so it feels like a homecoming for me," explains penciller Brett Booth. "I'm beyond happy!"

WARNING: Do NOT read this issue until after you read DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!



Bombshell Mera

DC Comics Bombshells #14

  • Writer: Marguerite Bennett
  • Art: Laura Braga and Mirka Andolfo
  • Cover: Ant Lucia
  • Cover Date: Aug 2016
  • 40 pages, $3.99
  • Digital First
  • Order Code: APR16 0364
  • Release Date: 01 Jun 2016

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy make it to Berlin to find the Joker's cabaret in the hands of the Joker's Daughter, who has banished a magic-less Zatanna and Constantine onto the streets of Nazi-occupied Germany. Meanwhile, find out what happened to Mera at the Battle of Britain after being captured by Nereus as a prisoner of war.

Harley's Little Black Book #4

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  • Writer: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
  • Art: Billy Tucci
  • Cover: Amanda Conner
  • Variant Cover: Billy Tucci
  • Cover Date: Aug 2016
  • 48 pages, $4.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0357
  • Variant Cover Order Code: APR16 0358
  • Release Date: 22 Jun 2016

Harley’s been to some very strange places in her bizarre life…but an alternate-reality time-travel trip is a new one even for her! Somehow, some way, Harley’s managed to find herself in the world of the Bombshells, a universe where female heroes have taken to the battlefield of World War II! And most unbelievably of all…she’s gonna meet herself?! Our heads hurt already.


Aquagirl: Marina (Batman Beyond)

Batman Beyond #13

  • Writer: Dan Jurgens
  • Art: Bernard Chang
  • Cover: Philip Tan
  • Cover Date: Jul 2016
  • 32 pages, $2.99
  • Release Date: 01 Jun 2016

Past and present overlap as Batman and Barbara Gordon attempt to unravel the secret of Rewire. It's no longer the same man behind the suit, so who is it? Meanwhile, we get a glimpse into the past as Terry McGinnis Batman conducts a search for a possibly resurrected Joker. What light can this parallel search from the past shine on the mystery of the present?

Collections

Aquaman: Sub-Diego Vol 2 TP

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  • Writer: Will Pfeifer, John Arcudi and John Ostrander
  • Art: Patrick Gleason, Chris Batista and others
  • Cover: Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy
  • 168 pages, $16.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0388
  • Release Date: 13 Jul 2016

The residents of Sub Diego must rely on Aquaman to solve their mutation mystery! From sea to land, Aquaman must figure out who is behind this catastrophe while keeping the citizens of Sub Diego safe, in stories from AQUAMAN #23-29.

DC Comics Bombshells Vol 2: Allies TP

  • Writer: Marguerite Bennet
  • Art: Laura Braga, Marguerite Sauvage, Mirko Andolfo and Elizabeth Torque
  • Cover: Ant Lucia
  • 200 pages, $16.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0394
  • Release Date: 13 Jul 2016

In these tales from issues #7-12, meet the Batgirls! While Batwoman is away in Europe, a group of young women decide to pick up her mantle and protect the streets of Gotham City themselves! Supergirl and Stargirl wonder if they are being used as instruments of propaganda, while mythological creatures attack the Allied forces, bringing Wonder Woman into the fray!

New Suicide Squad Vol 3: Freedom TP

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  • Writer: Sean Ryan and Tim Seeley
  • Art: Philippe Briones and Juan Ferreyra
  • Cover: Juan Ferreyra
  • 144 pages, $16.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0401
  • Release Date: 27 Jul 2016

Cut off from Belle Reve and presumed dead, Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad are presented with the opportunity to kill their jailer, Amanda Waller! Plus, Harley, Deadshot, Boomerang and Parasite try to break back in to Belle Reve Prison?! And after being officially "killed in action," the Suicide Squad considers what to do with their newfound freedom-but not for long, as their mysterious liberator reveals his own dark reasons for aiding them in their escape! Collects NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #13-18.

Teen Titans Earth One Vol 2 HC

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  • Writer: Jeff Lemire
  • Art: Andy MacDonald
  • Cover: Andy MacDonald
  • 144 pages, $22.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0323
  • Release Date: 10 Aug 2016

After months on the run from the twisted project that created them, Cyborg, Terra, Beast Boy and Garth are near their breaking point, barely surviving on what they can steal, squatting in the ruins of an abandoned subdivision. But as they reach their lowest ebb, their creator, Dr. Niles Caulder, is ready to make his move... and they're about to learn that they weren't the only kids to go through Caulder's twisted process! There are more children with powers out there, and unlike our heroes, they were raised for only one purpose—to be the living weapons Caulder wants ALL his Titans to be!

Writer Jeff Lemire (GREEN ARROW, ANIMAL MAN) teams up with artist Andy MacDonald (THE NEW 52: FUTURES' END) to deliver the next chapter in the Earth One series!

Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Gary Frank HC

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  • Writer: Geoff Johns and others
  • Art: Gary Frank, Jon Sibal and others
  • Cover: Gary Frank
  • 416 pages, $39.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0391
  • Release Date: 24 Aug 2016

The latest title in the GRAPHIC INK book series celebrates the work of Gary Frank, one of DC’s greatest artists. In these tales starring Supergirl, Batman, Superman and more, Frank’s art features a sharp, iconic style that pays homage to classic DC artists while pushing the characters into the future.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Bronze Age Omnibus HC

  • Writer: Bob Haney, Mike Sekowsky and Dennis O'Neil
  • Art: Jim Aparo, Mike Sekowsky, Neal Adams and others
  • Cover: Karl Kerschl
  • 1056 pages, $99.99
  • Order Code: APR16 0385
  • Release Date: 14 Sep 2016

Through the 1970s, Batman fought evil every month side by side with DC’s greatest heroes. Guest-starring Wonder Woman, the Phantom Stranger, Adam Strange, Black Canary, the Teen Titans, The Flash, Green Arrow, Aquaman and more, these stories are collected in a single, massive hardcover for the first time. Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #87-122.

Other

Collectibles

Pop Heroes Black Manta Vinyl Fig

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  • Publisher: Funko
  • Order Code: APR16 2703
  • Release Date 25 May 2016
  • $10.99

More characters from the DC Universe join Funko's POP! Vinyl Figure line with these new, stylized figures! Standing 3 3/4" tall, choose from Cyborg, Firestorm, Power Girl, Black Manta, or Supergirl. Window box packaging.

DC Comics Mighty Meeples

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  • Publisher: Cryptozoic Entertainment
  • Order Code: APR16 3048
  • Release Date: 28 Sep 2016
  • $2.99

Since it first appeared over 15 years ago, the "meeple" (short for "my people") has become an iconic symbol of modern board gaming, and its distinctive shape has made it a popular choice for player pieces in a variety of games.

Calendars

Justice League Oversized 2017 Wall Calendar

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  • Publisher: Trends Intl.
  • Order Code: APR16 2289
  • Release Date: 27 Jul 2016
  • 15.99

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