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DC's THE EDGE September 2011 Solicits: Everything on Deathstroke, Grifter & More

Everything you want to know about DC's harder edge books coming out in September as part of their relaunch.

Here is the complete solicitations for DC's harder Edge books coming out this September courtesy of The Source. Find out all the creators involved along with some information on what the #1 issues will have in store for us.

STORMWATCH #1

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

On sale SEPTEMBER 7 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T+

They are Stormwatch, a dangerous super human police force whose existence is kept secret from the world Directly following the ominous events of SUPERMAN #1, Adam One leads half the Stormwatch team to recover the [INFORMATION REDACTED] from deep in the Himalayas. Meanwhile, Jack Hawksmoor and the rest of the Stormwatch crew look to recruit two of the deadliest super humans on the planet: Midnighter and Apollo! And if they say no? Perhaps the Martian Manhunter can change their minds...
== TEASER ==

VOODOO #1

Written by RON MARZ

Art and cover by SAMI BASRI

On sale SEPTEMBER 28 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T+

Who is Voodoo? Is she hero, villain - or both? Learn the truth about Priscilla Kitaen as she leaves a trail of violence across America. Discover the new DCU through her eyes, because the things she sees are not always what they seem...

GRIFTER #1

Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON

Art by CAFU

Cover by CAFU and BIT

On sale SEPTEMBER 14 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T

The DCU's most wanted man stars in his own series!
Cole Cash is a charming grifter few can resist. And yet he's about to be branded a serial killer when he begins hunting and exterminating inhuman creatures hidden in human form - creatures only he can see!
Can the biggest sweet talker of all time talk his way out of this one when even his brother thinks he's gone over the edge?

DEATHSTROKE #1

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT

Cover by SIMON BISLEY

On sale SEPTEMBER 14 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T+

"Friends die, family disappoints, but a legacy... That lives forever."

Slade Wilson is the best mercenary in the DCU, and he's been doing this a long time. Some might say too long. But they'll learn: Never turn your back on Deathstroke the Terminator. He won't quit, no matter how high the stakes. Kyle Higgins (BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM) and Joe Bennett (TEEN TITANS) team up to bring you the finest in mayhem and gore.

SUICIDE SQUAD #1

Written by ADAM GLASS

Art by MARCO RUDY

Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN

On sale SEPTEMBER 14 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T+

They're a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous - they're sheer suicide!
Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! Defeated and imprisoned, they're being interrogated about their mission - and about who's pulling the strings behind this illegal operation. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure?

O.M.A.C. #1

Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN

Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH

On sale SEPTEMBER 7 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T

The all-seeing Brother Eye satellite has unleashed a new beast upon the DC Universe in this smashing new series! Kevin Kho has become an unwilling participant in a war between Checkmate and Brother Eye as he is transformed into the One Machine Army Corp known only as O.M.A.C.!

BLACKHAWKS #1

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art and cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale SEPTEMBER 28 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T

Welcome to a world waging a new kind of war that's faster and more brutal than ever before. It's fought by those who would make the innocent their targets, using computers, smart weapons and laser-guided missiles. The new enemy is hard to find - and closer to home than we think.
Between us and them stand the Blackhawks, an elite force of military specialists equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles. Their mission: Kill the bad guys before they kill us.

MEN OF WAR #1

Written by IVAN BRANDON

Art by TOM DERENICK

Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV

On sale SEPTEMBER 7 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US * RATED T+

On the ground and on the front lines, a young, headstrong soldier known as Joe Rock assumes command of Easy Company - a team of ex-military men turned contractors. Will they survive the battle-scarred landscape carved by the DCU's Super-Villains? Find out in this explosive new series from Ivan Brandon (Viking, DOC SAVAGE) and Tom Derenick (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!

ALL-STAR WESTERN #1

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art and cover by MORITAT

On sale SEPTEMBER 28 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US * RATED T+

Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant - and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex's special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer? Find out in this new series from HEX writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, with lush artwork by Moritat (THE SPIRIT)!
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Edited by doordoor123

Looks like Voodoo is part of the Edge now haha
Every one of these titles look good.
YES even Suicide Squad. I think Harley will be written well because she has a Deadpool writer writing her.
DC tries to make us feel comfortable with most of the writers because they are so typecast. Which I think was the right choice in this situation.
 
BTW there is a Survey going on at Comicbookresources to see how many people are going to get what titles. If you want the link, PM me and ill send it to you.

Posted by Bestostero

Out of those, most interested in Grifter and Voodoo! Wished they would redo WildCATs all together, but I'll take just Voodoo and Grifter lol

Posted by U R Sofa King We Todd Did

For Stormwatch, when they say Adam One are they talking about the one from Wanted?

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I'd like to try All-Star Western possibly....

Posted by G-Man
@xhavoc86 I would think if Grifter, Voodoo and even Stormeatch are 'sucessful,' we'll see more former Wildstorm characters. WildCATS seems like a given.
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Posted by pikahyper

Is The Edge going to be an imprint? It sounds like it, something they can squeeze in-between mainstream DCU and Vertigo.
 
I will of course be reading all of these and every single other DC title just like I have been for the past 10+ years but some of the new titles look a little iffy, Stormwatch especially.

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Posted by Sobe Cin

WildCATS  blah, bring back Marc Slaytons' Backlash. And maybe some Hellstrike, Fahrenheit, Battallion, Winter, Fuji, Diva, Swift, Flint, Pagen, Flashpoint, Sunburst, Nautika, Ion, Lancer, Strafe, Synergy, Cannon, Undertow, Comanche, Henry Bendix- I think that about covers most of the original line up for Stormwatch.
Posted by HubrisRanger

Cor, a lot of books here I want to read. Will probably pick up Grifter, Stormwatch, ASW, maybe peek at Blackhawks and Suicide Squad. That Harley outfit is really offputting, but the concept of Suicide Squad has consistently created an excellent book.

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@Sobe Cin said:

WildCATS  blah, bring back Marc Slaytons' Backlash. And maybe some Hellstrike, Fahrenheit, Battallion, Winter, Fuji, Diva, Swift, Flint, Pagen, Flashpoint, Sunburst, Nautika, Ion, Lancer, Strafe, Synergy, Cannon, Undertow, Comanche, Henry Bendix- I think that about covers most of the original line up for Stormwatch.

I miss the old Backlash pre-Worldstorm, he was a great character that wasn't used nearly enough.
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Posted by StarKiller809

suicide Squad and Blackhawks.
Posted by pspin

Am I the only person who thinks that OMAC would have made better sense after Infinite Crisis, not now. I mean it looks cool, but seems less relevent then it could have been...
Edited by Duo_forbidden

Out of these titles, I'm looking forward to reading Blackhawks.

Posted by NightFang

Deathstroke and Jonah Hex!!!

Posted by Adnan

I've always wanted to get into Jonah Hex, so I'll be picking up All-Star Western, along with Suicide Squad and Voodoo.

Posted by Chaos Prime

Dam that All-Star Western sounds the Nutz :-) 

Posted by Outside_85

@pspin 
Better would have been Final Crisis, the story of two of the Legion of Superheroes ended on a burnt out earh where one man was chosen to be an OMAC in order to save what was left of humanity (the mans son). 
 
Btw does anything think the Dreamwar crossover will now be canon?
Posted by HubrisRanger

Just noticed that Stomwatch is supposed to follow the ominous events of Superman #1...despite the fact that Superman #1 is scheduled for release 3 weeks later.

Glad to see that calendar fuck-ups are still in effect. :|

Posted by Last_Guardian

these all look pretty cool...

Posted by Decept-O

Hmm. sounds like DC is pulling out some guns here I didn't expect.  Cool. 

Posted by HubrisRanger

Just noticed some of these are rated "T+". Anyone familiar enough with DC's rating system to decipher what distinguishes that from a straight T?

Posted by CrimsonTempest

I'm actually excited about reading Stormwatch for the fact that Cornell is writing it, and because due to my newfound fascination of Midnighter and Apollo, which in their own right, are some beastly characters to merge into the DCnU. Don't sleep on this title, guys.

Posted by Renny

Deathstroke and Grifter!!!!! 
 
 
I'm buying two copies each
Posted by NXH

Suicide Squard will just run for one issue...

Posted by The Stegman

the only ones out of these i plan on getting are Deathstroke and Suicide Squad, my wallet won't allow for much more

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Posted by shawn87

All Star Western will probably be awesome and overlooked

Posted by humanfly26
@HubrisRanger said:

Just noticed that Stomwatch is supposed to follow the ominous events of Superman #1...despite the fact that Superman #1 is scheduled for release 3 weeks later.

Glad to see that calendar fuck-ups are still in effect. :|

this.
Posted by ImperiousRix

Reading Deathstroke (because I think it'll be a great series) and Suicide Squad (because I like the characters). 
 
Other than that, maybe All-Star Western, Blackhawks, and/or Grifter?  I'm going to be poor when this is all over T_T.

Posted by goldenkey

Deathstroke just looks so damn cool.  FINALLY he got rid of those stupid damn pirate booties.  Grifter in DC is a suprise but a good one.  His MLB catcher pad are stupid tho.  I hope that Midnighter and Apollo are not gay still.  Just something I didn't really like reading about in a comic, and Midnighters look is stupid as hell.  I wonder if Jack Hawksmoor with still walk around without his shoes on.
Posted by Sobe Cin

Blackhawks sounds like GI Joe.
Posted by MrMazz

Deathstroke and Suicide Squad have me interested

Posted by longbowhunter
@shawn87 said:
All Star Western will probably be awesome and overlooked

Its the only one I'm sure about buying.
Posted by daarkanjel
@xhavoc86: agreed, would like to see more of the wildstorm characters that i love, backlash, taboo, the wildcats, wetworks, you get the point.  a wildstorm expansion for the dcuo video game would be brilliant as well
Posted by waruikumo

hmmmm Wade seems to be alot younger than the grizzled one eyed old bastard we know and love.

Posted by Grim

EWWWWW EVEN MORE!!
 So Stormwatch AND Checkmate are around? Why? How many SHIELD organizations does one world need? 
 and Brother Eye really shouldnt be here. It sounds more and more like DC just wanted to change characters costumes and personalities more than their timeline... which stinks because the  personalities are what their fans loved the most.

Posted by Darkmount1

Kevin Kho??? What happened to Buddy Blank???
Posted by Benzo

the titles that I will be getting are:

  • Stormwatch 
  • All-Star Western
  • Suicide Squad
Posted by kimeraevet

This is such a bullshit excuse to merge the Wildstorm Universe into the DCU. Jim Lee had to fold his old company, but couldn't let the characters disappear. Now, everything that had been going on for years is being rebooted because of this and the upcoming Superman lawsuit that the rumor mill has been churning out. Marvel better not get any ideas, they have screwed the pooch doing far worse than this one time too many.

Posted by Pizawle

Some nice talent working here and though it cannot replace Secret Six, hopefully Suicide Squad will be its own great beast.

Posted by Skaddix

Stormwatch: really interested in intergration 
Grifter and Voodoo: Love Them  
Blackhawks: sounds interesting
Deathstroke: test

Posted by pikahyper
@Outside_85 said:
Btw does anything think the Dreamwar crossover will now be canon?
I was just thinking about this yesterday, I hope not. 
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Posted by Primmaster64

Hmmm So Superman is really gonna be the first Superhero.

Posted by Outside_85
@pikahyper: Well if it was onesided? Like only the Wildstorm characters knew about it?
Posted by pikahyper
@Outside_85 said:
@pikahyper: Well if it was onesided? Like only the Wildstorm characters knew about it?
I dunno I really would prefer not ever remembering that arc again
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Posted by Eyz

 Directly following the ominous events of SUPERMAN #1

I'm more and more smelling a big on-going arc spinning out of Flashpoint, and probably getting fixed by the end of next year/mid-summer....
 
Also, can't wait what storyarcs Palmiotti and Grey will be able to play with now that the Old West DC book isn't a Jonah Hex centered series anymore.
A Bat Lash story arc? El Diablo? The Trigger Twins back in modern comics finally??
Posted by blackkitty

*sigh*. I want my comics back. I understand the desire to want to redo some things but, come on. Do they have to destroy the comics I was enjoying to do it? Why take away my Gothem Sirens and Secret Six to give me Suicide Squad? I'm seriously not happy with this direction.
Posted by Maki_P

So Wildstorm is finally assimilated. I do wonder however how do Apollo and Midnighter exist in the same world as Superman and Batman

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

As the Suicide Squad is the spiritual succeser  to the Secret Six I'm hoping Catman turns up in it, he interactions between him and Deadshot made the book.

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Posted by Loki9876

I think i'm going to buy grifter and suicide squad