#1 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

DIAL H #1

Written by CHINA MIEVILLE

Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo award winning novelist CHINA MIEVILLE!

• What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero?

• And what if you found out that the world is threatened by this very device that’s become your uncontrollable obsession?

• These are just the first questions asked in this thrilling and inventive storyline that introduces the strangest super heroes and super villains in the DCU while exploring the boundaries of reality!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by MIKEL JANIN

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• New series writer JEFF LEMIRE introduces a new team roster and a new mission!

• Featuring JOHN CONSTANTINE, ZATANNA, DEADMAN, BLACK ORCHID and more!

• Constantine and the team must steal a map to the source of all magic out of the clutches of FELIX FAUST!

• The first of a four-part story that will have lasting implications for the entire DC Universe.

SWAMP THING #9

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by YANICK PAQUETTE and MARCO RUDY

Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

1:25 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• SWAMP THING battles his way through the BONE KINGDOM to take on SETHE and his servants!

• This issue lays the groundwork for the debut of a classic Swamp Thing villain and the beginning of the next phase for this series.

ANIMAL MAN #9

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by STEVE PUGH

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• “EXTINCTION IS FOREVER” part one of three!

• Separated from Buddy, the rest of the Baker family is in terrible danger!

• Guest-starring JOHN CONSTANTINE!

ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by TIMOTHY GREEN and JOSEPH SILVER

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

• A stand alone tale detailing the history of the epic struggle between THE RED, THE GREEN and THE ROT!

• As seen in ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING, these forces will play a major role in the future of the DC Universe!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #9

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER

Cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WALDEN WONG

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• S.H.A.D.E. sends FRANKENSTEIN to find the mysteriously missing ANIMAL MAN.

• Frankenstein battles THE ROTLINGS!

I, VAMPIRE #9

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• “RISE OF THE VAMPIRES” aftermath!

• The new leader of the vampires is ANDREW BENNETT?!

• The vampire pilgrimage to their new homeland begins here. Many new characters and stories will be introduced along the way.

RESURRECTION MAN #9

Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Continued from this month’s SUICIDE SQUAD #9!

• AMANDA WALLER and the SUICIDE SQUAD want MITCH SHELLEY’S seemingly indestructible body in the worst way possible – and that’s how they’ll probably wind up getting it!

DEMON KNIGHTS #9

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art and cover by DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT

Cover by MIKE CHOI

On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• “THE MURDER OF MERLIN” begins!

• Who has the power to murder Merlin – and what else are they capable of?

#2 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the entire line. DC did a great thing when they brought horror comics back into their mainstream.

I cannot wait to read Dial H.

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32638 posts) - - Show Bio

That I Vampire cover is BOSS

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#4 Posted by RyuHayabusa (2019 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

That I Vampire cover is BOSS
#5 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it is great that DC is integrating these comics in April and May. I hope that it drives sales higher for the lesser read comics like I, Vampire and Resurrection Man.

#6 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11060 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont know many of these titles, but I am excited for Demon Knights.

Question though: I've heard that Swamp Thing and Animal Man are must reads. Should I bother reading them? or no?

#7 Posted by The_Tree (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm excited for all of these except for I Vampire, Demon Knights, and Resurrection Man.

JLD is in good hands with Jeff Lemire, Dial H looks good and creepy, and I can't freaking wait for the Animal Man/Swamp Thing crossover.

#8 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

The dark books are my favorite out of all the new 52. Super excited.

#9 Posted by The Umbra Sorcerer (8129 posts) - - Show Bio

@ragdollpurps said:

The dark books are my favorite out of all the new 52. Super excited.

Co-signed!

#10 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

I admit I've fallen behind on these books (on all my New 52 actually, was overwhelmed with mediocrity to say the least and haven't really remained interested in the line) but they really should be a lot better then they are IMO

the solicits, creative teams and such always make these books seem like there's no way they can be bad and yet I found myself disappointed way too often

I think perhaps whoever's in charge of marketing at DC therefore needs a thunderous applause, they can succeed at pulling the wool over my eyes month after month, jolly good I say!

that said, obviously I think these all look like amazing books...but I'm not going to allow myself to have my hopes dashed again so I'll just shrug and say "meh"

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#11 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

Resurrection Man is the best DC title that people aren't reading.