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DIAL H and G.I. COMBAT Debut and Other May Solicits Previews From DC’s Dark and Edge Groups

David Vandervliet 02/13/2012 Reviews

DC’s DARK title solicits for May 2012, direct from the SOURCE, including the newest Dark title  DIAL H and the first ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL featuring Swamp Thing.  The Edge group introduces it’s newest title G.I. COMBAT. 

The solicits also announce a crossover between SUICIDE SQUAD and RESURRECTION MAN,  appearances by Lobo in DEATHSTROKE, and the first NEW 52 appearances of Deathblow and Chesire in GRIFTER,  and a tie in the Batman story-arc “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” storyline in the most unexpected of places.

The full solicits will be available after 5pm EST, Monday February 13.

 

THE DARK GROUP SOLICITS


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?

 

 

THE EDGE GROUP SOLICITS

 


G.I. COMBAT #1
Written by J.T. KRUL, JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI and DAN PANOSIAN
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
1:25 Variant cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• First issue of an ongoing series!
• Featuring the first chapter of “WAR THAT TIME FORGOT” written by J.T. KRUL and with art by ARIEL OLIVETTI….and dinosaurs!
• Plus: The first chapter of “UNKNOWN SOLDIER” by JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and artist DAN PANOSIAN focuses on all-out war in Afghanistan!

 

 


STORMWATCH #9

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
1:25 B&W Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• New writer PETER MILLIGAN comes aboard!
• APOLLO and MIDNIGHTER battle RED LANTERN SKALLOX!
• V-MAN’S connection to STORMWATCH is revealed – and it’s a doozy!

 

 

 


DEATHSTROKE #9

Written by ROB LIEFELD
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• “LOBO HUNT” part one!
• For anybody else, hunting Lobo would be suicide. For DEATHSTROKE, it’s just business.

 

 

 

 


GRIFTER #9

Written by ROB LIEFELD and FRANK TIERI
Art by SCOTT CLARK
Cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Welcoming the new creative team of ROB LIEFELD, FRANK TIERI and SCOTT CLARK
• Grifter’s troubles worsen as he races to stop the impending DAEMONITE invasion.
• Featuring the first appearances of DEATHBLOW and CHESHIRE in The New 52!

 

 


 

SUICIDE SQUAD #9
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• Part one of a crossover with RESURRECTION MAN!
• DEADSHOT, the marksman with a death wish, battles the unkillable RESURRECTION MAN… it’s gonna get violent!
• Continued in this month’s RESURRECTION MAN #9!

 

 


 

VOODOO #9
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• A new direction for VOODOO starts now!
• Pris is forced to confront exactly what she has become after being experimented on by the DAEMONITES.
• Compelled to search for other victims like her, she’s offered a deal by the BLACK RAZORS…but wherever way she turns, it’s guaranteed more blood will be on her hands.

 

 

 


ALL-STAR WESTERN #9

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MORITAT, PATRICK SCHERBERGER and DAN GREEN
Cover by LADRONN
On sale MAY 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• A tie-in to “NIGHT OF THE OWLS!”
• Concluding JONAH HEX’S battle with THE AUGUST 7!
• Discover what the Court of Owls was up to in GOTHAM CITY circa 1880!
• NIGHTHAWK and CINNAMON hunt down killers and fall in love in this issue’s backup story.

 

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