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Sunday, April 18th

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(W) Alan Moore (A) Various (CA) John Totleben

In this new Absolute edition, Swamp Thing returns from Hell only to learn that Abby has fled Gotham City, where he runs afoul of Batman, Lex Luthor, and the Gotham City Police Department. Then, Swamp Thing travels across the galaxy, where his consciousness has been hurled. Trying to find his way back to Earth, he stops over on Thanagar, home of Hawkman; Rann, home of Adam Strange; and encounters the Green Lantern of a world of sentient plants.

Collects Swamp Thing #51–64 and DC Comics Presents #85.

 
Retail: $99.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 10/26/2021
 
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque

Cut to their core by an act of unspeakable betrayal, the team must think fast to regroup and recover—but with two of their lives hanging by a thread and a third taken captive to be sacrificed to the Beast, hope and practical solutions are in short supply. As a demon army prepares to rise from the earth on the eve of America’s bicentennial celebration, an old friend of the VMS steps in to assist and Gus gets a chance to rewrite his grim fate. In the end, their efforts will all hinge on Skinner Sweet’s final decision to either retreat and preserve what’s left of his limited life, or to face his fear of death and risk it all for Pearl and the future of humanity.

 
Retail: $3.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Rafael Albuquerque (CA) Dani

Cut to their core by an act of unspeakable betrayal, the team must think fast to regroup and recover—but with two of their lives hanging by a thread and a third taken captive to be sacrificed to the Beast, hope and practical solutions are in short supply. As a demon army prepares to rise from the earth on the eve of America’s bicentennial celebration, an old friend of the VMS steps in to assist and Gus gets a chance to rewrite his grim fate. In the end, their efforts will all hinge on Skinner Sweet’s final decision to either retreat and preserve what’s left of his limited life, or to face his fear of death and risk it all for Pearl and the future of humanity.

 
Retail: $3.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Randy Elliott

Scooby-Doo and Batman team up to solve the mystery of a ghost who’s haunting the Batcave! Even if the ghost turns out to be a fake, that still doesn’t answer the real question: How did someone get into the Batcave to stage the phony phantom—and does it mean Batman’s foes have cracked the secret of his true identity?!

 
Retail: $2.99     FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann

Batman’s two loves collide, and the smash-up could be dangerous not just for the Caped Crusader, but for The Joker as well. In order to prove her mission is righteous, Phantasm takes Catwoman out on a hit against one of the men responsible for the disappearance of her son. Unfortunately for Selina Kyle, this isn’t the first time she’s gone behind Batman’s back to try to do the right thing, so she’s far too aware of how bad a turn this whole affair could take. Also, in the future, it’s Harley Quinn, ready to avenge Mistah J!

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/18/2021
 
(W) Tom King (A) Clay Mann (CA) Jim Lee – Scott Williams

Batman’s two loves collide, and the smash-up could be dangerous not just for the Caped Crusader, but for The Joker as well. In order to prove her mission is righteous, Phantasm takes Catwoman out on a hit against one of the men responsible for the disappearance of her son. Unfortunately for Selina Kyle, this isn’t the first time she’s gone behind Batman’s back to try to do the right thing, so she’s far too aware of how bad a turn this whole affair could take. Also, in the future, it’s Harley Quinn, ready to avenge Mistah J!

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 03/21/2021     In-Store: 04/20/2021
 
(W) Tom King (A) Clay Mann (CA) Travis Charest

Batman’s two loves collide, and the smash-up could be dangerous not just for the Caped Crusader, but for The Joker as well. In order to prove her mission is righteous, Phantasm takes Catwoman out on a hit against one of the men responsible for the disappearance of her son. Unfortunately for Selina Kyle, this isn’t the first time she’s gone behind Batman’s back to try to do the right thing, so she’s far too aware of how bad a turn this whole affair could take. Also, in the future, it’s Harley Quinn, ready to avenge Mistah J!

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 03/21/2021     In-Store: 04/20/2021
 
(W) Christos Gage, Donald Mustard (A) Christian Duce (CA) Mikel Janín

Batman has broken free from the Loop and the endless cycle of combat. Now free to explore the island without limitation, the World’s Greatest Detective will discover secrets about the world of Fortnite never before revealed in the game or anywhere else. Just one thing…he’s not alone. Not only is he met by a rogue faction of Fortnite bandits who have ALSO escaped the loop – Eternal Voyager! Bandolette! Magnus! Fishstick! And a few others — there’s someone else trapped, someone who is trying to get free from the world of Fortnite …someone deadly. Will Batman recognize this familiar hunter-for-hire, and even more importantly, will he trust him? Just because Batman’s out of the Loop doesn’t mean the fighting is over… Each print issue of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point will include a redeemable code for bonus DC-themed Fortnite digital items, inspired by the events in the comic. Fans who redeem all six codes will also unlock a new Armored Batman Zero Outfit for their Fortnite character.

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 06/01/2021
 
(W) Christos Gage, Donald Mustard (A) Christian Duce (CA) Mikel Janín

Batman has broken free from the Loop and the endless cycle of combat. Now free to explore the island without limitation, the World’s Greatest Detective will discover secrets about the world of Fortnite never before revealed in the game or anywhere else. Just one thing…he’s not alone. Not only is he met by a rogue faction of Fortnite bandits who have ALSO escaped the loop – Eternal Voyager! Bandolette! Magnus! Fishstick! And a few others — there’s someone else trapped, someone who is trying to get free from the world of Fortnite …someone deadly. Will Batman recognize this familiar hunter-for-hire, and even more importantly, will he trust him? Just because Batman’s out of the Loop doesn’t mean the fighting is over… Each print issue of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point will include a redeemable code for bonus DC-themed Fortnite digital items, inspired by the events in the comic. Fans who redeem all six codes will also unlock a new Armored Batman Zero Outfit for their Fortnite character.

 
Retail: $5.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 06/01/2021
 

BATMAN THE DETECTIVE #2 (OF 6) CVR A ANDY KUBERT

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope (CA) Andy Kubert

The bestselling team of writer Tom Taylor and artist Andy Kubert continue their epic Batman adventure! Batman’s European adventure continues as the mystery around the organization known as Equilibrium deepens! Just who are these enigmatic villains, and why are they out to erase the Dark Knight’s legacy? And how does Henri Ducard play into all this—can this face from Bruce Wayne’s past be the key to it all? Important note: The first issue of this series will reach comics with the updated name Batman: The Detective.

E-MAIL TO REQUEST.

 
Retail: $3.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 

BATMAN THE DETECTIVE #2 (OF 6) CVR B ANDY KUBERT CARD STOCK VAR

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope (CA) Andy Kubert

The bestselling team of writer Tom Taylor and artist Andy Kubert continue their epic Batman adventure! Batman’s European adventure continues as the mystery around the organization known as Equilibrium deepens! Just who are these enigmatic villains, and why are they out to erase the Dark Knight’s legacy? And how does Henri Ducard play into all this—can this face from Bruce Wayne’s past be the key to it all? Important note: The first issue of this series will reach comics with the updated name Batman: The Detective.

E-MAIL TO REQUEST.

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Various (CA) Guillem March

A bold new direction for Batman begins as Bruce Wayne’s circumstances are forever changed. How did The Joker’s rampage affect the citizens of Gotham City? Bruce Wayne and the city he loves have changed dramatically following the events of “The Joker War,” but Batman and his mission are eternal. The mysterious vigilante known as Ghost-Maker has known Bruce since they were teenagers, and he’s made his decision. It’s time Gotham City had a new hero. Batman and Ghost-Maker go toe-to-toe to decide which of them will remain Gotham City’s hero. Yet the city is changing faster than ever after “The Joker War,” and with this change comes increasing dangers.

Collects Batman #101-105, a story from Detective Comics #1027, and Batman Annual #5.

 
Retail: $24.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 06/15/2021
 
(W) Patrick Foreman & Brian Hawkins (A/CA) Marco Perugini

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON LUNAR! Set in an alternate reality where the social order of “white” and “black” is reversed, an elitist family, the Cottons, are rocked by a tragic shooting that begins to unravel long standing family secrets that could not only destroy the family but also divide the fragile social climate of the world.

 
Retail: $3.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/12/2021
 
(W) Patrick Foreman & Brian Hawkins (A/CA) Marco Perugini

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON LUNAR! The public outcry for justice after police officer Zion Cotton shoots an unarmed minority white woman, Elizabeth Nightingale, causes calamity and despite Zion’s wealthy family trying to quell social tensions and fix the problem, Zion decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Elizabeth struggles with what has happened to her.

 
Retail:  $3.99     FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/12/2021
 
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Max Raynor, Jorge Corona (CA) Simone Di Meo

Okay, Robin and Superboy saved the Flash from certain annihilation…surely the day is saved and everyone can go home and watch TV, right? Wrong! Once the Doom Scroll inscribes a name on its mystical list, the bearer of that name will be imminently killed—and the heroes of the Justice League are being targeted one by one! Next up? Wonder Woman! Plus, see just what happened when the boys were snatched from reality, and how they first encountered the Doom Scroll…in medieval England?

 
Retail: $3.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Max Raynor, Jorge Corona (CA) Nick Bradshaw

Okay, Robin and Superboy saved the Flash from certain annihilation…surely the day is saved and everyone can go home and watch TV, right? Wrong! Once the Doom Scroll inscribes a name on its mystical list, the bearer of that name will be imminently killed—and the heroes of the Justice League are being targeted one by one! Next up? Wonder Woman! Plus, see just what happened when the boys were snatched from reality, and how they first encountered the Doom Scroll…in medieval England?

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) John Byrne (A) Various (CA) Walter Simonson

Legendary writer/artist John Byrne brought his unique vision to New Genesis and Apokolips in the 1990s—starting with the destruction of the twin worlds! Only Metron of the New Gods survives to journey to Earth to try to save the New Gods’ future! But in the process, Metron discovers his own part in their destruction! Along the way, the Forever People and Lightray return as the pieces begin falling into place for Metron, but the answers he seeks lie beyond the impenetrable Source Wall. Then, New Genesis and Apokolips are reborn as a single planet—and Highfather is to blame! With his son, Orion, and Takion, living avatar of the Source, Highfather sets his sights on the ultimate confrontation with Darkseid, master of Apokolips! And in the miniseries Genesis, Earth’s heroes are losing their powers—thanks to the Godwave, a force that created gods and planets across the galaxy eons ago.

Collects New Gods #12-15 (1997), Jack Kirby’s Fourth World #1-20, and Genesis #1-4.

 
Retail: $75.00    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 07/13/2021
 
(W) Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver (A) Giannis Milonogiannis (CA) Yasmine Putri

The event that was DC Future State continues in its own ongoing title starring the Bat-Family, beginning with the epic story “Hunt the Batman.” Disaster strikes Gotham City, and all evidence points to the Next Batman! Red Hood must choose justice over his family and allies when the corrupt Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman dead or alive! Featuring the entire cast from the popular Future State Batman titles, this new series kicks off the next chapter in this forbidding world of tomorrow, and does so in brilliant, monochromatic storytelling! This black-and-white series will showcase the brutal world that’s around the corner in Future State Gotham!

 
Retail: $3.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver (A) Giannis Milonogiannis (CA) James Stokoe

The event that was DC Future State continues in its own ongoing title starring the Bat-Family, beginning with the epic story “Hunt the Batman.” Disaster strikes Gotham City, and all evidence points to the Next Batman! Red Hood must choose justice over his family and allies when the corrupt Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman dead or alive! Featuring the entire cast from the popular Future State Batman titles, this new series kicks off the next chapter in this forbidding world of tomorrow, and does so in brilliant, monochromatic storytelling! This black-and-white series will showcase the brutal world that’s around the corner in Future State Gotham!

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Ladronn

The first Future State collections are here! Giant, sprawling future Gotham City is under martial law, protected and regulated by a private security force led by the infamous Peacekeepers. Their mandate is to maintain the safety of the citizens of Gotham, regardless of any constitutional rights, and to hunt down, incarcerate, or kill all masked vigilantes, villains, and criminals in the city limits. It’s a dangerous and violent look at a possible future Gotham City and the heroes and villains who live there!

Collects Future State: The Next Batman #1-4, select stories from Future State: Dark Detective #1-4, and Future State: Nightwing #1-2.

 
Retail: $16.99    FOC: 03/21/2021     In-Store: 05/18/2021
 
(W) James Tynion IV, Sam Johns (A) Guillem March, Mirka Andolfo (CA) Guillem March

The hunt for The Joker is under way, as Jim Gordon heads to a remote part of South America to run down a lead…and comes face-to-face with the Clown Prince of Crime himself! The mystery around A-Day deepens, but not before an attack by the blood-thirsty Sampson family! And in the Punchline backup story, Punchline has to face off against the Queen of Spades’ new muscle…Orca! At the same time, Bluebird’s investigation at Punchline’s alma mater takes a dark and horrifying turn!

 
Retail: $5.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
(W) James Tynion IV, Sam Johns (A) Guillem March, Mirka Andolfo (CA) David Finch

The hunt for The Joker is under way, as Jim Gordon heads to a remote part of South America to run down a lead…and comes face-to-face with the Clown Prince of Crime himself! The mystery around A-Day deepens, but not before an attack by the blood-thirsty Sampson family! And in the Punchline backup story, Punchline has to face off against the Queen of Spades’ new muscle…Orca! At the same time, Bluebird’s investigation at Punchline’s alma mater takes a dark and horrifying turn!

 
Retail: $5.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
(W) James Tynion IV, Sam Johns (A) Guillem March, Mirka Andolfo (CA) Gary Frank

The hunt for The Joker is under way, as Jim Gordon heads to a remote part of South America to run down a lead…and comes face-to-face with the Clown Prince of Crime himself! The mystery around A-Day deepens, but not before an attack by the blood-thirsty Sampson family! And in the Punchline backup story, Punchline has to face off against the Queen of Spades’ new muscle…Orca! At the same time, Bluebird’s investigation at Punchline’s alma mater takes a dark and horrifying turn!

 
Retail: $5.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Darick Robertson

Once the most powerful group in the world, the Justice League was destroyed by tragedy and time, disbanding under a veil of mistrust and anger. Now, on the eve of the universe’s greatest murder trial, the League must come together one last time…but can Superman and Batman bury the past before the cosmos’s greatest villains bury them? Learn the shocking truth in this new digital-first adventure by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Miguel Mendonça!

 
Retail: $3.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Miguel Mendonca

Once the most powerful group in the world, the Justice League was destroyed by tragedy and time, disbanding under a veil of mistrust and anger. Now, on the eve of the universe’s greatest murder trial, the League must come together one last time…but can Superman and Batman bury the past before the cosmos’s greatest villains bury them? Learn the shocking truth in this new digital-first adventure by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Miguel Mendonça!

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Sean Lewis (A) Scott Godlewski, Sami Basri (CA) John Timms

“The One Who Fell” part two! Thought to have been defeated long ago by Superman and his allies, the ancient Shadowbreed have returned in a horrifying new form, and Superman’s oldest ally has been assimilated into their ranks. As Jon and the besieged new Thakkramite leader search for the key that will help them defeat the creatures, Superman returns to the site of his first historic victory over the Shadowbreed in an attempt to warn the Thakkramites of the incoming threat. But Superman’s old allies kept terrible secrets from him, and both he and Jon are more vulnerable against the Shadowbreed than they know. And in the backup story, Jimmy Olsen’s plan to build a backup squad to help out his pal Superman looks like it’s already falling apart when two of its members, Loose Cannon and Gangbuster, would rather fight than be friends.

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Sean Lewis (A) Scott Godlewski, Sami Basri (CA) In-Hyuk Lee

“The One Who Fell” part two! Thought to have been defeated long ago by Superman and his allies, the ancient Shadowbreed have returned in a horrifying new form, and Superman’s oldest ally has been assimilated into their ranks. As Jon and the besieged new Thakkramite leader search for the key that will help them defeat the creatures, Superman returns to the site of his first historic victory over the Shadowbreed in an attempt to warn the Thakkramites of the incoming threat. But Superman’s old allies kept terrible secrets from him, and both he and Jon are more vulnerable against the Shadowbreed than they know. And in the backup story, Jimmy Olsen’s plan to build a backup squad to help out his pal Superman looks like it’s already falling apart when two of its members, Loose Cannon and Gangbuster, would rather fight than be friends.

 
Retail: $5.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Paul Pope

Five more incredible tales of the Man of Steel, told in an art style that pays tribute to his primary colors. In this issue we take visits to both Smallville and the Fortress of Solitude. We look at an object that was important to Superman on his trip to Earth, and we see the lasting impact that has on those around him. Plus, punching! Someone has to take down the electro-mechano-organic intelligence they call Kilgre, but even he’s nothing compared to the massive monster waiting in the farthest reaches of space.

 
Retail: $5.99    FOC: 03/21/2021     In-Store: 04/13/2021
 
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) John Paul Leon

Five more incredible tales of the Man of Steel, told in an art style that pays tribute to his primary colors. In this issue we take visits to both Smallville and the Fortress of Solitude. We look at an object that was important to Superman on his trip to Earth, and we see the lasting impact that has on those around him. Plus, punching! Someone has to take down the electro-mechano-organic intelligence they call Kilgre, but even he’s nothing compared to the massive monster waiting in the farthest reaches of space.

 
Retail: $5.99    FOC: 03/21/2021     In-Store: 04/13/2021
 
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Derrick Chew

Five more incredible tales of the Man of Steel, told in an art style that pays tribute to his primary colors. In this issue we take visits to both Smallville and the Fortress of Solitude. We look at an object that was important to Superman on his trip to Earth, and we see the lasting impact that has on those around him. Plus, punching! Someone has to take down the electro-mechano-organic intelligence they call Kilgre, but even he’s nothing compared to the massive monster waiting in the farthest reaches of space.

 
Retail: $5.99    FOC: 03/21/2021     In-Store: 04/13/2021
 
(W) Kami Garcia (A/CA) Gabriel Picolo

Now in hardcover, this New York Times bestselling book makes the perfect addition to any library and the perfect gift for fans! Author Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo, the creative duo behind the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller Teen Titans: Raven, take you on a journey of selfdiscovery and acceptance, while reminding us the value of true friendship—especially when life gets wild. Garfield Logan has spent his entire life being overlooked. Even in a small town like Eden, Georgia, the 17-year-old with green streaks in his hair can’t find a way to stand out—and the clock is ticking. Senior year is almost over. If Gar doesn’t find a way to impress the social elite at Bull Creek High School, he will never know what it’s like to matter. Gar’s best friends, Stella and Tank, can’t understand why he cares what other people think, and they miss their funny, pizza-loving, video game-obsessed best friend. Then Gar accepts a wild dare out of the blue. It impresses the popular kids, and his social status soars. But other things are changing, too. Gar grows six inches overnight. His voice drops, and suddenly, he’s stronger and faster. He’s finally getting everything he wanted, but his newfound popularity comes at a price. Gar has to work harder to impress his new friends. The dares keep getting bigger, and the stakes keep getting higher. When Gar realizes the extent of his physical changes, he has to dig deep and face the truth about himself—and the people who truly matter—before his life spirals out of control.

 
Retail: $19.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 06/15/2021
 
(W) Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire (A) Travis Moore, Paulina Ganucheau (CA) Travis Moore

Wonder Woman may have outsmarted the beasts of Asgard for now, but nothing has prepared her for what’s to come. Diana’s darkest self has emerged as a new opponent, and she’ll need help from an unexpected ally whose connection to thunder has inspired many a tale: Thor! Can this god-and-demi-goddess duo find out what has disturbed the balance of things? Or are they doomed to leave everything, including their lives, on the battlefield? Find out as this Norse narrative continues! And in the backup story taking place during the younger days of our hero, Diana must dive deep into the depths of Themyscira’s oceans to learn more about the mysterious manuscripts left to her. Little does she know, what lies beneath has many teeth and is dying to meet her. Beware the mighty megalodons and their appetites!

 
Retail: $4.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021
 
(W) Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire (A) Travis Moore, Paulina Ganucheau (CA) Travis Moore

Wonder Woman may have outsmarted the beasts of Asgard for now, but nothing has prepared her for what’s to come. Diana’s darkest self has emerged as a new opponent, and she’ll need help from an unexpected ally whose connection to thunder has inspired many a tale: Thor! Can this god-and-demi-goddess duo find out what has disturbed the balance of things? Or are they doomed to leave everything, including their lives, on the battlefield? Find out as this Norse narrative continues! And in the backup story taking place during the younger days of our hero, Diana must dive deep into the depths of Themyscira’s oceans to learn more about the mysterious manuscripts left to her. Little does she know, what lies beneath has many teeth and is dying to meet her. Beware the mighty megalodons and their appetites!

 
Retail: $5.99    FOC: 04/18/2021     In-Store: 05/11/2021