Sneak Peeks: DC - The New 52 January 4, 2012

The Fellowship has obtained sneak peaks of books that are coming out from DC Comics on January 4...

ACTION COMICS #5
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by ANDY KUBERT and JESSE DELPERDANG
Cover by ANDY KUBERT and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
1:200 B&W Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT

As the assault from an alien threat takes a turn for the worse for Metropolis, keys facts about Superman’s past are brought to light for the first time! And how can certain elements from The Man of Steel’s future help to prevent the theft of the millennium? Don’t miss this awesome issue from series writer Grant Morrison and the guest art team of Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.


DETECTIVE COMICS #5
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
1:25 Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL

There’s been a seriers of assassinations in the criminal underworld – and The Penguin is among Batman’s first suspects! But when seemingly ordinary women become part of the killings, Batman discovers a common denominator that leads him on the trail of a vicious killer who is spiraling down a path of destruction. Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend, investigative reporter Charlotte Rivers, ends up on the killer’s hit list. And with her missing, can Batman uncover the layers of lies and deception within the underworld in time to save her?


BATWING #5
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by BEN OLIVER
Cover by KEN LASHLEY

The mystery of the Kingdom, Africa’s first and last Super Hero team, continues. When their former headquarters is opened to the public, its American benefactor, Bruce Wayne, is on hand. Will the villainous Massacre, who’s been murdering the lost heroes, stop by for the grand opening? If he does, it will be up to Batman and Batwing to stop him. It’s a battle of the bats!


RED LANTERNS #5
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER
Cover by ED BENES

Is Krona alive? Because if he truly lives again, the Red Lantern leader Atrocitus can kill the mad Guardian of the Universe himself this time, finally getting the revenge he’s craved an eternity for! And what does Bleez know about this seeming resurrection? She’s not telling, which only stokes Atrocitus’s fury!



JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #5
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

The JLI has one last chance to stop the alien powerhouse known as Peraxxus before he and his SignalMen bring about the end of the world. Will the team be able to work together, or will they bear the responsibility for Earth’s destruction?




GREEN ARROW #5
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and RAY MCCARTHY
Cover by JASON FABOK and RYAN WINN

His touch melts flesh and burns through steel, and now the nightmare creature known as Midas wants Green Arrow dead! What secret from Green Arrow’s past fuels Midas’s rage, and how does it all tie in to the enigmatic woman known only as Blood Rose? Secrets are revealed as Ollie Queen’s past comes back – to kill him!



SWAMP THING #5
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
1:25 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
Alec and Abby bring the fight to Sethe’s chosen servant in the blood-slicked slaughterhouses of west Texas! But while the battle is joined in America, the war may already be lost in the jungles of Brazil, as danger approaches for the Parliament of Trees…


ANIMAL MAN #5
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN and JEFF HUET
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

With Ellen and Cliff’s lives hanging in the balance, Buddy finally faces off against The Hunters Three! But the fight doesn’t go as planned, causing the Baker family to go on the run. What dark new threat is chasing them – and why? Find out as the first arc of DC’s surprise breakout hit comes to a startling conclusion!



STORMWATCH #5
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
1:25 Variant cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

It’s the unstoppable murder machine vs. the Eminence of Blades when the Midnighter takes on Prince of Lies, Harry Tanner! As Adam One stands trial before the shadow cabinet, Stormwatch loses two members, and the mystery horn from SUPERMAN #1 reappears to deliver a final page that will change Stormwatch forever!



O.M.A.C. #5
Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN
Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH

Max Lord and Sarge Steel decide that in order to capture O.M.A.C., sacrifices will have to be made. They go back to the location of O.M.A.C.’s first appearance and target the workers on Kevin Kho’s floor, including Kevin and all his friends. Meanwhile, since O.M.A.C. is still on the loose, S.H.A.D.E. decides to send in their top agent, Frankenstein, to succeed where Checkmate has failed. This epic storyline continues in this month’s FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #5!


MEN OF WAR #5
Written by IVAN BRANDON and MATT KINDT
Art by TOM DERENICK, PATRICK SCHERBERGER and DAN GREEN
Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV

Even beaten and captured, Joe Rock’s resolve is enough to attract the attention of an ageless military general. But will it be enough to help him escape a battalion of battle-hardened ghouls and save his men? Plus: She fights with skilled perfection, he with ferocious energy. Which will be the last blade standing – or are both of these knife-wielding spies doomed?


STATIC SHOCK #5
Written by SCOTT MCDANIEL
Art by SCOTT MCDANIEL and ANDY OWENS
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH

Sending Static to a watery grave has earned Joey Piranha and his freakish Bang Baby Army the coveted security role in the secretive Crime Alliance. Shocking connections begin to be revealed between the mysterious Hawkins family tragedy and this brutal criminal enterprise. And how might the unpredictable agenda of the Pale Man and the true price of Dr. Nemo’s Q-Juice send this criminal storm spinning wildly out of control?


HAWK AND DOVE #5
Written by STERLING GATES
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD

It’s a race to rescue Deadman from the clutches of Condor and Swan! Hawk and Dove go on the hunt for Dove’s ghostly lover, and it’s a race against the clock to find him before Deadman lives up to his name for good! Traverse time and space as the hunt begins and secrets are uncovered in this action-packed issue!




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