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Event Miniseries
STARRO, the alien lifeform that looks like an enormous starfish, asexually reproduces countless spores that attach themselves to sentient lifeforms. Once a spore is on you, Starro controls your mind! Starro has used this ability to take control of TWELEVE ENTIRE GALAXIES, turning their denizens into a massive invasion force the likes of which the universe has never seen! The Green Lantern HQ world of Oa has already fallen before this swarm, and Starro’s next target… is Earth!
Yet Starro systematically weakens its targets before it invades by using spores to take control of a planet’s greatest champions, turning them against the planet they defended! And Starro has done that… to us! Many of our heroes have already been taken over by Starro. Can their friends stop them? Can Earth survive?
The epic event begins here!!!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

Plotted by Clark_Kent
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Dan Jurgens & Jay Oliva
"Krypton Rises" Part Four
Superman finds Faora near the Indian ocean, and finally discovers what she has been up to. Faora has been planting devices around the globe, devices which Superman recognizes as Kryptonian in origin. But where did she get them? Wasn't the Phantom Zone a still place, unmoving, where criminals were sent for cycles of reconditioning? There would be little time to ponder this though, as Faora spots him! She lets out a yell, and with vengeance in her eyes she flies into him, driving him down, down, down, straight into the water!
Meanwhile, near the Galapagos Islands, Arthur Curry and Mera were busy fighting a squad of Parademons! What were these creatures doing here? Hadn't the League turned them all away when Steppenwolf was defeated?
Finally, on the far distant planet of Apokolips, Diana and Victor have been prisoner to Darkseid. How much time has passed since they arrived? Days.....years? Time seemed to pass differently here, but Victor tried not to focus on that; he was more concerned that his left hand had almost slipped free of its bonds...
24PG / Rated T+ / $2.99

THE FLASH #12 *Starro Wars Tie-In*
Talk about bad timing! The temporally displaced crew of wayward time-travelers, Barry Allen, Iris West, and Booster Hold, finally arrive back in 2020... only to be immediately attacked by Starro spores! Iris and Booster escape, but the Flash isn’t so lucky. Starro now controls the fastest man alive!
Flash Fact: Starfish do not have a circulatory system because they do not have a heart or blood that circulates nutrients. They are completely heartless...
A mind-controlled Barry could move fast enough to put a starfish spore on every single person on Earth in a manner of hours. All he needs is enough spores. Unfortunately for Earth, Booster’s robotic assistant Skeets detects a transgalactic carrier ship chock full of them en route. He and Iris have about three hours before it arrives, and with such little time they are left with no choice but to turn to the man who beat the Flash in their last encounter: the leader of the Rogues, Captain Cold!
Can Cold slow down the scarlet speedster in time to save his beloved City (and, by extension, his semi-beloved planet)?
Plus, the Rogues have gained a surprising new member since Iris last encountered them: Henry Allen?!? How did Barry’s recently-released-from-prison father fall in with this gang of super-powered ne’er-do-wells?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

GREEN LANTERN #12 *Starro Wars Tie-In*
Written by MARK MILLAR
Attention friends! This is Ganthet, Guardian of the Universe, with an important message: All is well! The benevolent Starro the Peacemaker has arrived and is here to help! I ask you all to join Starro’s cause voluntarily, as Oa has, and to make your galaxy safe and secure!
The Green Lantern Corps has lost control of the Universe. Starro’s enormous fleet of mind-controlled minions has taken Oa, and now looks to Earth. Many Lanterns, and all the Guardians of the Universe, are under Starro’s control.
Worse still, unless the Central Battery can be set up somewhere safe, the remaining Green Lanterns can’t recharge their power rings... and it’s only a matter of time before they are all powerless. There’s only two possible locations defended well enough to even consider temporarily relocating the Battery... and neither option is good. Will John Stewart and Hal Jordan accept Mongul’s offer to host them on Warworld, or Guy Gardner’s offer to host them on the new Red Lantern HQ planet Gofuckyaself?
Meanwhile, the Martian Manhunter prepares to defend Earth as both a superhero and, in his human guise, the U.S. Director of Homeland Security! His telepathy enables him to locate individuals mentally dominated by Starro, but can even he act fast enough to prevent Starro from securing a foothold on the planet? Will he out himself as a Martian, sacrificing his secret identity, in order to save his adopted homeworld?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

Plotted by Clark_Kent
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Kenneth Rocafort
"The Slayer of Earth 4" part 7
The team has made their way to Vampire Batman's tower, deep in the heart of Necropolis. An air strike from above is impossible, the Justice Masters having prepared for such a plan long ago. Vicki leads the team straight through the front door instead.
As they climb the tower, they encounter many of Batman's allies: Vampiric Horrors like Harley Quinn, David Cain, and others. Mysteriously, the heavy hitters - Diana, Arthur, etc - are absent. With the combined might of the Supermen, these monsters are no match.
In the tower nest, Batman awaits. Vicki approaches him, vampire stake in hand, when suddenly a figure crashes through the wall! The Supermen turn to face him, Henshaw's eyes in particular narrowing at the sight of the new combatant...and as the moonlight falls through the opened wall, an Undead Kal-El's eyes turn red! Vampire Superman has arrived!
24PG / Rated T+ / $2.99

Plot by randomideaguy
"Couch Surfing"
Though Ra's al Ghul has been defeated, the Outsiders have had their headquarters burnt down. As a result, they are temporarily scattered.

  • Oliver Queen & Dinah Lance dress fancy and meet with the Queen Consolidated Board of Directors, hoping to gain funding for a new base of operations for the Outsiders. This request is denied. After some debate they decide this is a good thing - the team needs to "live among the people".
  • Benjamin Turner & Tatsu Yamashiro hole up in an abandoned martial arts dojo in the bad side of town. They re-open it and take on students, creating a safe neutral zone for kids to hang out away from gangs.
  • Jefferson Pierce & Helena Bertinelli shack up in a motel and perform reconnaissance on a local mafioso. Pierce counsels Helena through some anger issues and reveals his rudimentary Italian knowledge.
  • Interspersed with these stories are recurring background images of Blackfire, just hanging about. We eventually find that she crash landed here after saving the universe from the Electron Wave.

Her powers are on the fritz and she is experiencing a crisis of conscience after performing such a heroic act. She reluctantly bails Black Lightning & Huntress out of trouble while battling the mafioso.
32 PGs./Rated T...$3.99

Plotter: CaptCleghorn
“How Can I Hear Anyone if Everybody’s Yelling?”
As you saw last issue, the Siren’s concert led to rioting in the streets of Hub City. Vic’s had enough of Sportsmaster and Siren using Hub City as their plaything. To break the real story, Vic’s been trying to get GOAT Laurence “Crusher” Crock on his show to discuss Crock’s business activities in Hub City. The plan is to mention evidence and crooked dealing while calling him “Laurence” which Crock hates. The hope is to upset Crock enough to get him to admit to something.
Part A of the plan worked as Crock became very angry, called Vic a “second rate Jim Rome (google him, kids)” and slugged him. Now fight scenes, even ones between non-powered individuals are common in comics, but when the hero is in his secret identity and is forced to show his talent and the film is rolling causing copies to pop up all over the internet, Vic may soon get another claim to fame.
32 PGS./ Rated M for Mature Readers...$3.99

RED X #12
Written by Marjorie Liu
Plot by H-E-D
Art by Riley Rossmo
Merged with Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, the Starheart has merged the minds and souls of everyone on Earth.
Even the leaders of Meridian, who had aimed to control this new form of humanity, have been assimilated.
The infantile consciousness of the Starheart itself controls all of humankind — except for one.
Dick Grayson, the first assimilated, finds himself uniquely independent within the psychic plane of the Starheart.
At the end of the world, Dick is the only one who can save humanity.
Fists and weapons won’t help him here. To save the world, Dick must accomplish one of the most difficult tasks of the modern age: he must convince somebody to change their ways.
If Dick can teach the Starheart the error of its ways, can he save not only the world, but himself?
32 PGS./ Rated T...$2.99

Written by Kieron Gillen
Plot by H-E-D
Art by Stephanie Hans
The Civil War of Amazonia spills into the mortal realm as hostilities between Bana-Mighdall and Cenculiana erupt into battle — with the northern coast of Africa caught in the crossfire!
Diana does what she can to defend the people of Earth from the conflict — but she may soon find herself an enemy of both sides if she isn’t careful!
32 PGS./ Rated T...$2.99

SONS OF DITKO #3 (crossover between DC Next Dawn and AOM-NU)
Written by J.M.DeMatteis and Mark Russell
Plot by CaptCleghorn
Art by Brendan McCarthy
Book 3: “"When Is A Man To Be Judged Evil?"
The threads come together with Vic Sage discovering what Rex Graine is up to in his identity of the mysterious Mr. A. Graine has been investigating allegations of sexual abuse by a high ranking member of the Catholic Church, and with recent evidence Graine wants the Arch Bishop in question (pun unintended).dead. Graine’s plan is to use one of the boys who was abused and have him kill his abuser.
The boy is a classmate of Peter Parker who seems stuck in a spider’s web with Tot and Vic ever since they got to NYC. What’s even more surprising is the appearance of the Spider-Man character who has his own opinions on punishment for the accused abuser.
When the Question, Mr. A, and Spider-Man all have different opinions on what to do with the guilty abuser, the three all seek to convince the boy at the center of the conundrum to agree with their course of action. But what if that young man has his own ideas?
All this, plus a last-page shocker having to do with what Tot and May Parker are doing together..
Rated T+, 40 pages, $3.99

Written by R. A. SALVATORE
Art by JAE LEE
In the year 2020, the immortal Vandal Savage sees his beloved humanity threatened by another hostile species. This, he understands, is literally what he has been fighting against for nearly 50,000 years. And he is prepared. For, he recalls, he has met this particular threat before. Long, long ago... in the Pytharian Age... when he was known as King Vandar Adg!
Beware! For a curse has cometh upon the Kingdom! Star-shaped demons have attached themselves to the faces of our brothers and sisters, compelling them towards wickedness and dark deeds! His Majesty the King has ordered a quarantine! Stay in your dwelling and protect yourselves at all costs!
As many are possessed, one young warrior finds himself immune to the mental enslavement. Valcan, nicknamed Claw because of a deformed and demonic hand, already has experience with another entity influencing his mind and is uniquely equipped to resist. With sword at the ready, only he can save his people from this new threat known as Starro the Conqueror! In a time before he embarked upon his epic quest (see CLAW THE UNCONQUERED #1-4), see how the fabled barbarian swordsman first earned the nickname “the unconquered”!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

Written by Kieron Gillen
Plot by H-E-D
Art by ACO
While Civil War rages in Amazonia, Diana’s allies have been trying to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Cybernary.
But their efforts are soon interrupted by the extraterrestrial menace known only as Starro!
Which of these two stalwart allies shall fall into Starro’s clutches? And to what consequence?
32 PGS./ Rated T...$2.99

Written by GARTH ENNIS
With anger hot and filled with hate...
The Red Lantern Corps doesn’t give a $&@# about your “law.” Most laws are unjust anyway. No, they care about what’s right and what’s wrong. They run on rage, stomp evil and injustice wherever they see it, and refuse to follow any dictatorial “protocols.”
For your crimes we retaliate...
They’re space vigilantes, and Guy Gardner’s uniquely angry and fearless disposition alllowed him to quickly ascend the Corps’ ranks and become its leader. Handle-bar mustache and all. Wanna make somethin’ of it?
If in evil you engage...
Now this @&$%ing starfish prick thinks it can just roll up on the Universe and take over everyone’s mind? No dice!
Beware our wrath - Red Lantern’s rage!
The Guardians that unjustly fired Guy from the Green Lantern Corps all got possessed by Starro. No surprise there, they were pathetic managers. But, it means this is the first big opportunity for the Red Lantern Corps to make an impact on the intergalactic scene since Guy took charge - and he’s taking the fight right to Starro! Who’s up for liberating Oa?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

Plotted by randomideaguy
WAR has descended on CHINA. As the sky RAINS TELEPATHIC STARFISH, the GREAT TEN is deployed to secure the great city of SHANGHAI. Our story focuses on three members: AUGUST GENERAL IN IRON (Fang Zhifu), GHOST FOX KILLER, and ACCOMPLISHED PERFECT PHYSICIAN (Yao Fei).
Their goal is simple - secure an important weapons munitions factory against the INFECTED. This would be simpler if the team actually got along. August & Ghost get along well enough, but both despise Physician for his peasant background. However, August & Ghost are INFECTED by STARRO.
As the only remaining superhero in the area, Yao Fei GIVES HIS LIFE to free the infected in the factory area - including his two rivals. Will he be remembered by China as the hero he was?
32 PGS./ Rated T...$2.99

Written by Rainbow Rowell
Plot by H-E-D
Art by Kris Anka
Cassie Sandsmark has just finished recovering from the wounds she received at the hands of Red X, when her sister Kitty starts acting strangely.
And by “strangely”, we mean “advocating for allegiance to a giant Starfish from another galaxy”.
It’s Wonder Girl versus Wondercat as Starro’s invasion begins.
Cassie must save the mind of her sister. And the only one that can help her is... Psycho-Parrot?!
32 PGS./ Rated T...$2.99

Plotted by randomideaguy
CENTRAL CITY - Today is the worst day of Wallace West's life. After many years, his father has finally served his jail sentence and walks the streets again. Or perhaps run would be a better verb. Wallace's father Daniel West is one of many incarnations of the REVERSE FLASH. And his return to Central City places Wallace in a ton of danger. As Wallace navigates a crucial (and unwanted) role in a gang war, he inadvertently takes on the powers of his father. Though he did not want these powers, he must hold onto them so that they do not return to his father. Thus he is recruited by DONNA TROY.
32 PGS./ Rated T...$2.99

Written By Malcolm Jones
Art By Ben Oliver
Plot By Marvell2100
THOSE WHO HUNT HEROES: Part 7! We Were Soldiers!
12 years ago: David and Isaac Zavimbe watched as their village was burned down and it's people including their parents were all killed. The local militia was going to each village "recruiting" young boys to fill in their ranks. Isaac could not stop crying and David kept reassuring him that heroes will come to rescue them and avenge their parents. But no one ever came and for six years, they were child soldiers, doing to other villages what had been done to them.
Today: David is the hero Bat-Wing and his brother has become the serial killer Massacre, who has murdered super-heroes as punishment for failing to save his family those many years ago. Now they face each other as David looks to bring his brother to justice and to save him. But Massacre only sees one thing: another so-called hero standing before him that needs to die!
Next Issue: The Conclusion
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

Written By Malcolm Jones
Art By Ben Oliver
Plot By Marvell2100
THOSE WHO HUNT HEROES: The Conclusion! There Are No Heroes!
David and Isaac Zavimbe are brothers of war who now are on opposite sides! Isaac is a stone cold killer but David believes he can save his brother as he was saved. But how can you help someone who believes just as strongly as you do that he is right? That all heroes must die because they are not heroes at all but frauds and failure who promise to save the day but in the end allow innocent people to die! Both of them battered and bruised, their battle has carried them to the edge of a cliff where David holds onto his brothers' hand to save him from falling 100 feet below into the raging river. David pleads with Isaac to let him save him as he tries to pull him up but Isaac tell him that he does not need to be saved as he wrests free and plunges into the rushing water and disappears. Heart-broken, Bat-Wing returns to Kia, Dakota and the injured Steve Trevor and tells them that Massacre is dead. When Kia asks who he was, David replies that he was just a ghost from the past.
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

Plotter: Marvell2100
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
My Dad Is An Assassin. What Does Your Dad Do?
Connor has met the enigmatic stranger called The Magus who claims to know Connors' father and years ago, promised him that he would protect his son. Can Connor truly trust someone he barely knows but could provide so many answers to his past? Elsewhere, Lena Killian sits in her new office and smiles. She's worked so hard and killed so many to become the new CEO of the Cadmus Corp. The pieces are in place and all that remains to do is eliminate one final thorn in her side. Soon the world will understand what it means to wield absolute power!
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

Plotter: Marvell2100
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Connor and The Magus along with Naomi and Jax travel to the tiny nation of Nephal to learn the origin of The Guild and shed light on Connors' past. He remembers telling Avila before leaving San Francisco that he would come back, but he has to know about his father. Naomi and Jax decided to tag along to help their friend and kill The Magus if he harms Connor. He laughs and tells them that he knows about their past as well. Once in Nephal, they travel up a mountain on foot until they reach a lone temple. The Magus tells them this is where everything begins!
Next Issue: Origin of The Guild!
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99