DC's May 2022 comics revealed

DC May 2022 solicitations
DC May 2022 solicitations (Image credit: DC)

Spring is a time of annual renewal and in DC's May 2022 solicitations, it's a series of endings and beginnings. 

Let's start with the endings...

The Batman-Robin-Deathstroke Inc. crossover 'Shadow War' wraps up in May, with its final issues and an appropriately-titled Shadow War: Omega special. 

Plus the Suicide Squad and Teen Titans Academy ongoing series each come to an end in May, both with their respective fifteenth issues. 

As for beginnings, take a deep breath...

There's Batman: Fortress #1, the start of a new limited series by the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (good movie!) screenwriter Gary Whitta depicting Batman handling an alien invasion with Superman MIA. 

And Aquaman: Andromeda, a Black Label limited series in which Arthur can say the F word, just like in his recent Peacemaker cameo

Keeping on the Mature Readers tip, there's another Black Label "maxi-series" starting in May titled Danger Street that's inspired by a '70s DC series you probably never heard of. 

And what else is sporting a #1 on the cover in May?

Nubia gets coronated Queen of the Amazons, the Justice League are dinosaurs in The Jurassic League in might have been a two-word pitch by its writer, Milestone gets a couple of new titles in Blood Syndicate and Duo (which coincides with DC's celebration of AAPI Heritage Month), and while it's not a new #1, Bill Willingham's Fables returns after a multi-year absence with issue #151

Oh, and Batman Inc. gets a new boss, but it isn't who you think it is

So check out all of DC's May 2022 solicitations and covers and you can also check out the DC February 2022 solicitations, the DC March 2022 solicitations, and the DC April 2022 solicitations and/or scroll through all of DC and Marvel's most recent solicitations (including Marvel's May edition) on our solicitations tab.

DC May 2022 Spotlight comic books

BATMAN #123
"SHADOW WAR" PART 5
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
Backup written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Backup art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO
1:25 variant cover by JAY ANACLETO
1:50 variant cover by JOCK
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/3/22
Batman and Robin are finally reunited! Together they will hunt for the truth behind the death of Ra's al Ghul! But then who is left to defend the Secret Society against the League of Shadows? Deathstroke's fight against the Demon's Shadow ends with a shocking cliffhanger!
Plus, what happens when you get Deathstroke infected with Joker toxin? Find out in the epic backup story!


DEATHSTROKE INC. #9
"SHADOW WAR" PART 6

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by PAOLO PANTALENA
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
Variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
1:25 variant cover by JEROME OPEÑA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
A tragic death sends the Shadow War into overdrive, and Batman and Robin must solve the mystery before more blood is shed! Meanwhile, Deathstroke regroups with the Secret Society to plan an attack on Talia and the League of Shadows. If Talia wanted a war, she's going to get a war!


ROBIN #14
"SHADOW WAR" PART 7
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by ROGER CRUZ and NORM RAPMUND
Variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO
1 :25 variant cover by DAN SCHOENING
AAPI variant cover by DEXTER SOY
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
FIGHT! Batman Inc. versus the League of Shadows versus the Secret Society! Deathstroke versus Talia…and only one will walk away from the fight alive! Robin knows the truth behind Ra's al Ghul's death and races to stop the Shadow War!


SHADOW WAR: OMEGA #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
Variant cover by MIKEL JANÍN
1:25 variant cover by JAMES STOKOE
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/31/22
THE SHADOW WAR'S EPIC CONCLUSION!
The shocking finale of the Shadow War! Lives have been lost. Heroes and villains have fallen in battle. And now the real mastermind behind the Shadow War has been revealed. But they are far from done! Batman and Robin are all that's left to put a stop to their real plans. Can the father-and-son duo work together to save the day? Events in this issue lead directly into DC's next big summer event!


SHADOW WAR ZONE #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, ED BRISSON,
STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, and NADIA SHAMMAS
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE, ANN MAULINA,
MIKE BOWDEN, and others
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
Variant and 1:25 variant covers by HOWARD PORTER
1:50 variant cover by LEIRIX
$5.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | (All covers are card stock)
ON SALE 5/17/22
A special issue that showcases the spread and impact of the Shadow War on the DCU! Talia al Ghul has put out a hit on anyone who has ever worked with Deathstroke—and that includes Black Canary! Where has Luke Fox been? Talia is sick of watching from the sidelines and joins the battle herself! Also featuring the new villain Angel Breaker! What is her connection to Ghost-Maker?


BATMAN: FORTRESS #1
Written by GARY WHITTA
Art and cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Variant cover by DOALY
1:25 variant cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 8 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
When an unknown alien ship enters Earth's atmosphere, disrupting global power and communications and plunging the planet into chaos, the world is left wondering…where is Superman when he is needed most? In the mysterious absence of the Last Son of Krypton, Batman must rally the rest of the Justice League to counter the alien threat…but first, he must quell a crime wave on the blacked-out streets of Gotham!
Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Darick Robertson (The Boys) have joined forces to tell a brutal and shocking adventure that will turn everything you think you know about Superman upside down!


BATMAN 2022 ANNUAL #1
Written by ED BRISSON
Art by JOHN TIMMS
Cover by MIKEL JANÍN
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (ccccard stock)
ON SALE 5/31/22
Following the events of the Abyss story arc, Batman has now tasked Ghost-Maker to finance and lead Batman Inc.! First order of business for the new management? Clean up a huge mess Luthor created in Chechnya…but is this new group ready to face fearsome new threat the Gray Wolf? And prepare yourself for the evolution of Clownhunter!


BATMAN: ONE DARK KNIGHT #3
Written by JOCK
Art and cover by JOCK
Variant cover by RAFAEL GRAMPÁ
$6.99 US | 48 pages | 3 of 3 | Prestige Plus
8 1/2" x 10 7/8" (All covers are card stock)
ON SALE 5/10/22
17+
From the sewers under Gotham to the roiling waters of the harbor, Batman's march toward Blackgate Prison is nearing its end…but far from being a passive prisoner, E.M.P. has his own mission to fulfill—and there's no way he's letting the Dark Knight stop him from carrying it out!


FLASHPOINT BEYOND #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, TIM SHERIDAN, and JEREMY ADAMS
Art by XERMÁNICO
Cover by MITCH GERADS
Variant cover by XERMÁNICO
1:25 variant cover by JASON FABOK
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/3/22
The DC event of 2022 continues! As Thomas Wayne investigates the continuing mystery of the Clockwork Killer, another mystery erupts when a strange inmate within Arkham claims that Bruce Wayne is the only Batman that should exist. And Thomas's world is again turned upside down when a new, twisted version of an iconic Batman villain is born.


FLASHPOINT BEYOND #3
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, TIM SHERIDAN, and JEREMY ADAMS
Art by XERMÁNICO
Cover by MITCH GERADS
Variant cover by XERMÁNICO
1:25 variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/17/22
The DC event of 2022 continues! Thomas Wayne's investigation into the Clockwork Killer goes sideways when he is confronted by a deadly alien invader the world knows as...Project: Superman? But what's happened to the Kryptonian and Krypton in the World of Flashpoint? Will Thomas Wayne do what he has to in order to stop Superman—or has he changed? And what are those strange earthquakes now erupting across reality?


FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, TIM SHERIDAN, and JEREMY ADAMS
Art by XERMÁNICO
Cover by MITCH GERADS
Variant cover by XERMÁNICO
1:25 variant cover by JIM CHEUNG
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/31/22
Thomas is quickly closing in on the Clockwork Killer, but his investigation might be impeded by young Dexter Dent and his own vigilante agenda: breaking his mother out of Arkham!


THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #2
Written by KENNY PORTER
Art by JUAN FERREYRA
Cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Variant cover by ANDY MUSCHIETTI
$5.99 US | 48 pages | 2 of 3 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
Barry Allen's early days as the Flash continue! Barry struggles to balance his new job as a hero with his internship at the crime lab. The pressure starts overwhelming him, literally, when the monstrous molten menace called Tar Pit appears in Central City looking to put an end to the Scarlet Speedster's interference in his family's business! Barry's anxiety kick-starts his powers, sending him phasing through objects with explosive results. Can Barry get a handle on his abilities and stop Tar Pit in his tracks, or will he be tarred and feathered out of Central City for good?


ACTION COMICS 2022 ANNUAL #1
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON and SI SPURRIER
Art by DALE EAGLESHAM and IAN CHURCHILL
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Variant cover by STEVE RUDE
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/31/22
As the Warworld Saga reaches a breaking point, battle lines are drawn between the two towering forces at odds: Mongul and Superman. In this special 2022 annual we'll explore how our combatants have evolved over the years to represent the beacons of hope and tyranny that they respectively embody…and witness the first chilling chapter of their ultimate final battle!


AQUAMAN: ANDROMEDA #1
Written by RAM V
Art and cover by CHRISTIAN WARD
Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
1:25 variant cover by ANAND RK
1:50 foil variant cover by CHRISTIAN WARD
$6.99 US | 48 pages | 1 of 3 | Prestige Plus
8 1/2" x 10 7/8" (All covers are card stock)
ON SALE 6/7/22
17+
Deep in the Pacific Ocean, at the farthest possible distance from any land, sits Point Nemo: the spaceship graveyard. Since the dawn of the space race, the nations of the world have sent their crafts there on splashdown, to sink beneath the silent seas. But there is something…else at Point Nemo. A structure never made by human hands. And that structure seems to be…waking up. The crew of the experimental submarine Andromeda, powered by a mysterious black-hole drive, have been chosen to investigate this mystery. But they aren't the only ones pursuing it. Anything of value beneath the ocean is of value to the master pirate Black Manta…and anything that attracts Black Manta attracts Arthur Curry, his lifelong foe, the Aquaman! But heaven help them all when the doors of the mystery at Point Nemo swing wide to admit them…
Bringing a bracing cosmic-horror sensibility to the world of Aquaman, rising superstars Ram V (Venom, The Swamp Thing) and Christian Ward (Thor, Invisible Kingdom) team up to put Arthur Curry through an exercise in psychological terror that could break the will of even a king!


EARTH-PRIME: LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #3
Written by LAUREN FIELDS and DANIEL PARK
Art by PAUL PELLETIER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Cover by KIM JACINTO
Photo variant cover
$5.99 US | 48 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/3/22
Hold on to your Beebos, everyone! Ray Palmer assembles the retired Legends for one last go-round after he learns Mick Rory's Necrian children have been kidnapped by a group of mysterious Necrian assassins. But is this universe-spanning mission really what it seems?


EARTH-PRIME: STARGIRL #4
Written by JAMES ROBINSON and PAULA SEVENBERGEN
Art by JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by KIM JACINTO
Photo variant cover
$5.99 US | 48 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/17/22
The Dugan-Whitmore family vacation is in full swing, but something sinister lurks in the woods, stalking Pat Dugan. Can Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E. face down the threat from Pat's past and preserve their summer trip, or will it come to a tragic end?


THE JURASSIC LEAGUE #1
Written by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON and JUAN GEDEON
Art by JUAN GEDEON
Cover by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
Variant cover by JUAN GEDEON
1:25 Megalustre "Dino Skin" variant cover by WALT SIMONSON
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/10/22
You know the story: an infant escapes the destruction of its home planet and is deposited on Earth to be raised by human parents. A goddess from a lost city defends truth. A Tyrannosaurus rex dons the visage of a bat to strike fear into evildoers' hearts. This heroic trinity, alongside a league of other super-powered dinosaurs, join forces to save a prehistoric Earth from the sinister machinations of Darkseid.
Wait…what?
Okay, maybe you don't know the story. So join us and bear witness to a brand-new—yet older than time—adventure and experience the Justice League as you have never seen them before!


NUBIA: CORONATION SPECIAL #1
Written by STEPHANIE WILLIAMS and VITA AYALA
Art by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, DARRYL BANKS, JILL THOMPSON,
ALITHA MARTINEZ, NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY, BECKY CLOONAN, and more!
Cover by DAVID MACK
Variant cover by JOSHUA "SWAY" SWABY
1:25 variant cover by CRYSTAL KUNG
1:100 variant by DAVID MACK
Team variant cover by REINA KOYANO
$5.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/3/22
After the events of Trial of the Amazons, a new era for these warriors has dawned. Amazons from around the world have come to Themyscira to witness history and the crowning of their new leader. She stood between Man's World and the dangers of Doom's Doorway for centuries; when she was called upon to serve her people, she stood strong and clear-eyed, unafraid to look certain death in the face; she has united peoples on the brink of war…All hail Queen Nubia, champion of the three tribes!
Join us for an awe-inspiring special celebrating the mysterious past, thrilling present, and promising future of the character. And for the first time, Nubia's origin will be revealed! You won't want to miss this moment in Wonder Woman history that is certain to influence stories for years to come!


DC VS. VAMPIRES - HUNTERS #1
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
Variant cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 US | 32 pages | One-shot | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
A blood-soaked one-shot tale of vampire violence! The Son of Batman, after years of training to be an assassin, is on a path toward utter destruction of the vampire race…Enter Damian Wayne: vampire hunter!


DANGER STREET #1
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by JORGE FORNÉS
Variant cover by STEVE RUDE
1:25 variant cover by LEE WEEKS
1:50 variant cover by BEN OLIVER
$4.99 US | 40 pages | 1 of 12
Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/3/22
17+
Joining the Justice League is a goal for any superhero, but what happens when a quest for membership takes a sinister turn? Join Starman, Metamorpho, and Warlord as they look to prove themselves worthy by summoning and defeating Darkseid in battle. Soon they'll learn that calling upon a New God never ends well, and their world is headed for a crisis as a result! The journey to save the day will be a treacherous one filled with princesses, knights, and all kinds of monsters. Each person the heroes encounter plays a crucial role in this sprawling yet gripping narrative that is a little bit silly, a whole lot dark, and completely cool. Expect the unexpected with a supporting cast featuring Manhunter, Lady Cop, the Green Team, and the Creeper! Inspired by the heroes and villains of 1st Issue Special, Tom King and Jorge Fornés (Rorschach) return for an unforgettable maxiseries that reimagines the characters and their stories. A multicharacter, multilayered crime drama starring some of DC's most obscure creations: no one will see it coming, but everyone will want to see where it goes!


BLOOD SYNDICATE: SEASON ONE #1
Written by GEOFFREY THORNE
Art by CHRISCROSS and JUAN CASTRO
Cover by DEXTER SOY
"Old School" variant cover by CHRISCROSS
"New School" variant cover by NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY
1:25 variant cover by JULIET NNEKA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/10/22
You asked, and we delivered…the Blood Syndicate is back! Wise Son and Tech-9 have returned from their military tours in Afghanistan—and life in Dakota City could not be more different. While Icon and Rocket have been busy cleaning up the streets, Bang Babies have been forming rival gang factions. With Holocaust's influence—and super-powered army—growing, who will look out for the people of Paris Island when the capes aren't watching? What secrets do Wise and Tech hide from their time overseas? As the struggle for power on the chaotic streets spills into war…who will emerge victorious as the new kingpin of Paris Island?
Original Blood Syndicate series artist ChrisCross teams up with rising-star writer Geoffrey Thorne in this reimagining of the fan-favorite Milestone series, which blows open the next wild chapter in the Milestone Universe!


DUO #1
Written by GREG PAK
Art by KHOI PHAM and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by DIKE RUAN
Variant cover by DENYS COWAN
1:25 variant cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
$3.99 US | 32 Pages | 1 of 6
Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/17/22
When Milestone returned, Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan weren't planning to stop there! Now they welcome you to a whole new realm of original characters, extending far beyond Dakota…welcome to Earth-M!
Nanotech engineers Dr. Kelly Vu and Dr. David Kim are committed to only one thing more than each other: using their regenerative nanobots to save the world. And following a violent attack, those very same nanobots end up saving David and Kelly's lives…sort of. Their salvation comes with an unexpected consequence: husband and wife awaken to realize that they now share one super-powered body!
Writer Greg Pak (Action Comics, Batman/Superman) and artist Khoi Pham (Teen Titans) team up to introduce two thrilling new superheroes in the body of one, with the power of billions of nanobots. But how close is too close, with the love of your life literally in your head? And what happens when a couple so closely bound discovers they have very different ideas about how their newfound powers should be used?


STATIC: SEASON ONE HC
Written by VITA AYALA and REGINALD HUDLIN
Art by NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY, CHRISCROSS,
DENYS COWAN, and others
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
$29.99 US | 200 pages
6 5/8" x 10 3/16" | Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-421-9
ON SALE 6/7/22
You've been waiting for his comeback for nearly a decade—and at long last, the most famous face of the Milestone Universe has made his shocking return! Bullied nerd Virgil Hawkins wasn't the kind of kid you'd normally find on the streets at a protest—but like everyone else in the city of Dakota, he was fed up. Unfortunately, the first time he stood up to raise his voice, the world turned upside down. The experimental tear gas released that day left some of his classmates maimed or dead…but it left Virgil, and others, with stunning new abilities. Virgil has power inside him now—real power, the ability to channel and manipulate electromagnetic fields—but there's anger burning inside him, too. What is he supposed to do about all of this? And first and foremost—what is he supposed to do about his bullies, now that they've got superpowers too? A dynamic creative team of new comics voices and Milestone Media veterans have joined forces to open up a fresh chapter in the story of the most iconic Black teen superhero in comics history! Collects Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0 and Static: Season One #1-6.


JUSTICE LEAGUE: ROAD TO DARK CRISIS #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, JEREMY ADAMS, BRANDON THOMAS, CHUCK BROWN, STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, and
PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, FICO OSSIO, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, LEILA DEL DUCA, and more!
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
1:25 variant cover by RAFAEL SARMENTO
$5.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/31/22
The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath.
How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which heroes rise up…and which villains try to take advantage? And what dark forces are lying in wait to attack?
An all-star roster of DC talent showcases a world without a Justice League and sets the stage for next month's Dark Crisis event!


DARK CRISIS FCBD SPECIAL EDITION 2022 #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and more!
Art by JIM CHEUNG, DANIEL SAMPERE, and more!
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
$.30 NET per copy | 32 pages
Standard periodical
6 5/8" x 10 3/16"
ON SALE 5/7/22
Witness the rise and fall of the Justice League! The event years in the making is here with Dark Crisis! The Justice League is comics' greatest super-team—made up of DC Comics' legendary heroes, they have saved the world countless times. No crisis was too much for them to handle...until now! The Justice League has been defeated by the Great Darkness and its army of DC's most dangerous enemies—now a new generation of heroes must rise to protect not only the Multiverse…but also the legacy of the DCU!
A prelude to DC Comics' biggest story of 2022! Includes a preview and art from Dark Crisis #1 coming, in June! Don't miss out on this Free Comic Book Day special featuring the blockbuster talents of Joshua Williamson, Jim Cheung, and Daniel Sampere! For free!


GALAXY: THE PRETTIEST STAR FCBD SPECIAL EDITION 2022 #1
Written by JADZIA AXELROD
Art and cover by JESS TAYLOR
$.30 NET per copy | 32 pages
Standard periodical
6 5/8" x 10 3/16"
ON SALE 5/7/22
Every day in Taylor Barzelay's life might seem perfect—but every day is torture. Taylor is actually the Galaxy Crowned, an alien princess from the planet Cyandii, and one of the few survivors of an intergalactic war. For six long, painful years, Taylor has accepted her duty to remain in hiding as a boy on Earth. But that all changes when Taylor meets Metropolis girl Katherine "call me Kat" Silverberg, whose confidence is electrifying. Suddenly, Taylor no longer wants to hide, even if exposing her true identity could attract her greatest enemies.
This Free Comic Book Day special edition is a standard periodical size and features an excerpt from the upcoming original graphic novel.


DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS FCBD SPECIAL EDITION 2022 #1
Written by HEATH CORSON
Art by BOBBY TIMONY
$.30 NET per copy | 32 pages
Standard periodical
6 5/8" x 10 3/16"
ON SALE 5/7/22
There is nothing the Super-Pets love more than spending time with they're heroes, but are finding it difficult to be taken seriously as members of the team when their humans just don't understand them. But when Mr. Mxyzptlk (a magical imp from the fifth dimension) arrives in Metropolis with a plan to wreak a little chaos and destruction, the Justice League are caught in his trap! The Super-Pets will need to come up with a plan to prevent Mxy's mischief from destroying the city—while somehow trying to rescue their human counterparts. The only problem is, they may need to recruit their greatest enemy in order to defeat him. This Free Comic Book Day special edition is a standard periodical size and features an excerpt from the upcoming original graphic novel DC League of Super-Pets: The Great Mxy-Up, which picks up immediately from where the movie leaves off!

DC May 2022 Spotlight graphic novels and collections

ZATANNA: THE JEWEL OF GRAVESEND
Written by ALYS ARDEN
Art and cover by JACQUELIN DE LEON
$16.99 US | 208 pages | 6" x 9" | Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-4012-9638-4
ON SALE 7/26/22
There's more to the mobsters, mystics, and mermaids in Coney Island—just ask born-and-raised resident Zatanna Starr. But the time for having fun in Luna Park comes to an end when a mystic's quest for a powerful jewel unravels everything Zatanna thought she knew about herself and her beloved neighborhood. Mysteries and magic surround her as she discovers the truth about her family's legacy and confronts the illusion that has been cast over her entire life. From the bewitching mind behind The Casquette Girls, Alys Arden, and with enchanting artwork by popular Instagram artist Jacquelin de Leon, comes the story of a girl stuck in the middle of a magician rivalry and forced to choose between love, family, and magic without hurting anyone…or worse.


BLACK ADAM: RISE AND FALL OF AN EMPIRE
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, GRANT MORRISON, and others
Art by KEITH GIFFEN, JOE BENNETT, and others
Cover by J.G. JONES
$34.99 US | 360 pages | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" | Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-451-6
ON SALE 6/28/22 2
Weaving together tales of a world after the Infinite Crisis, this collection follows Teth-Adam, the antihero better known as Black Adam, during the year without Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman! Will Black Adam's vision of a free Kahndaq be realized, or will his dreams come crashing down around him? Collects stories from 52 #1-3, #6-10, #12-16, #18-26, #29-34, #36-40, #43-50, #52, and the 52 Omnibus.


BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE (NEW EDITION)
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, CHRISTIAN ALAMY, and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by ALEX ROSS
$16.99 US | 152 pages | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" | Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-538-4
ON SALE 6/14/22
Offered again! With the power of the gods stripped from him, Teth-Adam is on a quest to find both the magical word that will restore him as Black Adam and the one thing that always kept his heart from turning completely black with rage: his deceased wife, Isis! Collects the full six-issue miniseries.


BLACK ADAM/JSA: BLACK REIGN (NEW EDITION)
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by RAGS MORALES, DON KRAMER, and others
Cover by JOHN WATSON
$16.99 US | 144 pages | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" | Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-446-2
ON SALE 6/21/22
Offered again! Black Adam brings old-world justice to Kahndaq as Hawkman seizes control of the JSA and brings them to the turbulent Middle East for an epic battle! A thrilling collection of your favorite tales featuring Black Adam and the JSA. Collects JSA #56-58 and Hawkman #23-25.


BATMAN '89
Written by SAM HAMM
Art and cover by JOE QUINONES
$24.99 US | 152 pages | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" | Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-268-0
ON SALE 7/5/22
Step back into the Gotham of Tim Burton's seminal Batman movies! Batman '89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. Gotham becomes torn in two as citizens dressed as Batman and The Joker duke it out in the streets. As D.A. Harvey Dent tries to keep the city together, he targets the one problem tearing it apart: Batman! But what happens next has dark ramifications for not just the Dark Knight, but Harvey Dent himself. Bruce Wayne embarks on a crusade to better Gotham as both himself and the Batman, but a young new hero on the scene stands in his way, claiming his mission is shortsighted. Meanwhile, Harvey Dent starts down a path leading to nothing but ruin. The fate of Gotham hangs in the balance as these two sides of the same coin do battle. But when the coin finally flips, on which side will it fall? Collects Batman '89 #1-6.


BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 2: FEAR STATE
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI and MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by DAN MORA, VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC, DARICK ROBERTSON,
MAX RAYNOR, DAVID LAPHAM, and more!
Cover by DAN MORA
$29.99 US | 240 pages | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" | Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-555-1
ON SALE 7/5/22
Fear State grips Gotham City! When Mayor Nakano's City Hall office finds itself under siege, the only hero who can help the embattled local official is the man he ran on a platform to rid Gotham of: Batman. It's the top vigilante in the city who must protect the man who's fought so hard to put an end to masked heroes, in an action-packed car chase that culminates in a shocking ending that'll give readers nightmares. Collects selections from Detective Comics #1041-1045 and Batman Secret Files: Huntress #1!

DC May 2022 comic books

THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE: NIGHTMARE COUNTRY #2
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by LISANDRO ESTHERREN and CHRISTIAN WARD
Cover by MATEUS MANHANINI
Variant cover by CHRISTIAN WARD
1:25 variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/10/22
17+
With the Corinthian loose in the waking world, it's no surprise that people are turning up dead…although this time, they're not the nightmare's doing. (Well, most of them.) The Corinthian is following a trail of bodies to the mysterious Mr. agony and Mr. ecstasy…but what's their game? And even more pressing—whose tracks are they trying to cover?


FABLES #151
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by QISTINA KHALIDAH
Variant cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
1:25 variant cover by ADAM HUGHES
1:50 variant cover by QISTINA KHALIDAH
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/17/22
17+
Just in time for the 20th anniversary of its launch, the acclaimed blockbuster that defined an era of Vertigo returns with an all-new 12-issue story, "The Black Forest"—a tale that picks up right where Fables #150 left off, providing a new entry point into the world of Fabletown!
The dust has barely settled from the climactic battle between Totenkinder and Cinderella—and everything is far from happily ever after. A legendary new adversary has arrived, and he plans to get even with Geppetto for the mess that has been made of Manhattan. But it's a new day…and with it, a new Jack in the Green has arrived in the Black Forest. And within the emergency room of a New York hospital…a Fable long thought dead returns!
Don't miss the 20th-anniversary box set to get caught up on one of comics' longest-running fantasy hits!


ACTION COMICS #1043
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art by RICCARDO FEDERICI
Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
Backup written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Backup art by BEN TEMPLESMITH
Variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
The next chapter of the Warworld Saga begins! Following the first victory by Superman and the Phaelosians, the Warworld Rebellion has begun. But Mongul has become more merciless than ever, cracking down on his enemies with unspeakable cruelty. With Superman's people suffering and his options dwindling, his thoughts turn to the mythical necropolis that supposedly lies at the heart of Warworld. Superman's epic space adventure continues in this new arc! Then, in "Myth of the Mongul," journey back to the origin of the first Mongul in history…and uncover deadly secrets that could spell certain doom for Superman and his revolution!


AQUAMEN #4
Written by CHUCK BROWN and BRANDON THOMAS
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by TRAVIS MOORE
Variant cover by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
As the Atlantean sleeper agents awaken all over the globe, their message is clear…Atlantis remembers! How long have these sleeper agents been out in the world? More importantly, how long has Arthur been aware of their existence? The answer to that question may just end his partnership with Jackson as well as his marriage to Mera!


BATGIRLS #6
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD
Art and cover by JORGE CORONA
Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
1:25 variant cover by RIAN GONZALES
AAPI variant cover by AUDREY MOK
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/10/22
With Babs kidnapped and tied down by Spellbinder, the Batgirls have to navigate through Tutor's operations without an Oracle. Can Babs escape Spellbinder's hypnosis before he's done painting her to add to his collection of other drawings of beautiful young women?


BATMAN BEYOND: NEO-YEAR #2
Written by COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING
Art and cover by MAX DUNBAR
Variant cover by CHRISTIAN WARD
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/3/22
Neo-Gotham and its Sword have made their opening assault on Batman Beyond. With limited resources and no Bruce Wayne to come to his aid, Terry McGinnis will need to find more allies. But…all he finds is a brand-new triumvirate of villains collectively known as Gestalt. It's three brains against one, with Batman Beyond looking worse for wear than he ever has. Will he make it to the end of Neo-Year?