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HUMANITY FIRST #1
Plot by EXCITER
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Art by FRANK CHO
Suggested Music: Iced Earth - "Motivation of Man"
“THE LONG, HARD ROAD TO DESTINY”
An event 50,000 years in the making!
In the early days of humanity, one caveman found a strange meteorite that made him immortal. Since that time, the metahuman we now know as Vandal Savage and his illuminati, the Light, have manipulated the course of Earth’s history with one goal: to spur mankind’s evolution and ensure that humanity not only survives… but dominates!
And upon consolidating his power, and cracking down on non-human/alien activity on Earth, he has finally reached his endgame!
Now is the time for humanity to go forth and claim it’s glorious destiny! No longer will mankind be seen as primitive and inferior! No longer will aliens exert dominion over mankind! Today, humanity takes its rightful place as the true “Guardians of the Universe”! Today, mankind reaches the planet at the center of the Universe and claims the vast power located there for its own! Today… mankind takes over Oa!
The planetary headquarters of the Green Lantern Corps will be well defended… but Vandal has the support of the United Nations, the vast resources of the World Organization for the Advancement of Humanity (W.O.A.H.) and its legion of metahuman recruits, Atlantis, scores of robotic Manhunters, and the planet-sized super-weapon: Warworld! Moreover, he has a very specific plan…
As Ganthet orders the Green Lantern Corps to send out an S.O.S., is there anyone willing to answer the call before the balance of power on the universe is forever shifted?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99


AQUAMAN #24 *Humanity First Tie-In*
Plot by EXCITER
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by JIM LEE
“BLACKEST ADAM”
Atlantis, under King Orm the Ocean Master, is now loyal to Vandal Savage… and their war with Khandaq takes a decisive turn!
Savage’s global influence network ensures that Khandaq’s international support dries up. Suddenly, everyone has an Atlantis flag in their Facebook profile picture. Now, both isolated and vilified, Black Adam’s nation is used as “a warm up” for Savage’s forces before their grand invasion of the Green Lantern stronghold on Oa! Against overwhelming shock and awe, which includes Atlantis’ military, robotic Manhunters, and the metahuman forces of W.O.A.H., Khandaq is as good as obliterated…
Black Adam went from the tip of Khandaq’s offensive spear to their last hope of defense as he desperately tries to save his capital city of Shiruta, and its loyal populace, from complete destruction. But Vandal was always planning to eliminate Black Adam when his utility came to an end, and now is that time. Having carefully studied the Khandaqi sovereign, Savage has two specific mechanisms to ensure his downfall: (1) a bullet forged from the Rock of Eternity, placed in the gun of W.O.A.H. meta-marksman Straight Shooter, and (2) the psychics of the W.O.A.H. Brains division, trained to mind-control Black Adam and force him to utter the word “SHAZAM,” which will transform him back into his vulnerable, mortal form of Teth-Adam. Is this the fall of both a nation and a god?
Meanwhile, the assault allows Atlantean P.O.W.s King Shark and Crablad to escape. King Shark loves the proverbial smell of blood in the water, but Crablad finds the violence too extreme. He wishes his partner Aquaman was there, but he’s still on Mars…
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

BAT-WING #39
Writer: Malcolm Jones
Artist: Dexter Soy
Plotter: Marvell2100
INTO THE LIONS' DEN: PART II
Bat-Wing can only watch as his friend Kia Osuna fights for her life against the assassin Ravager in a soccer stadium turned gladiatorial arena in Burendia! President Matthew Bland aka, The Red Lion has ordered a fight to the death between Kia and Ravager! If Kia wins, then she and the other agents, Dakota Johnson and Rick Flagg can leave Burendia unharmed! However, if she loses, then they will spend the rest of their lives in a prison cell next to their friends Bronze Tiger and Grifter (See: Man of Bronze #12)! Kia is holding he own but it's just a matter of time before she falls! Will Ben just stand by and watch Kia die or will he risk the lives of everyone else while trying to save his friend from certain death?
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

DEADLY HANDS OF CONNOR HAWKE #39
Plotter: MARVELL2100
Writer: JEFF LEMIRE
Artist: ANDREA SORRENTINO
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GUILD: PART II
Connor finally has a chance to ask his mother the question that he's been waiting to ask all of his life: Who is his father? Talia al Ghul looks at her son Connor and thinks to herself, "It's finally time to tell him the truth". She tells him that his father was a foreigner from a faraway land. He came to Guild a broken man, his soul was lost and his eyes full of sorrow. She had left her fathers' domain, determined to find her own way in another guild.
They met each other and felt a kindred spirit and soon they were in love. They found out that they were about to become a family and left The Guild behind to start a new life. They had a son and named him Connor and lived a happy life for three years. But his father grew restless. He returned to his home in the faraway land and she left Connor at The Guild temple and went back to her father. They never saw each other again. There were times that she would occasionally whisper Connors' name to herself, along with the name of his father: The American Oliver Queen!
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

DETECTIVE COMICS #29
Two Batmen, Two Nightwings, and a Robin
Written by Marjorie Liu
Plot by H-E-D
Art by Pepe Larraz
It’s time for a new type of adventure for Batman and Robin... vacation!
Goodbye Gotham, hello Blüdhaven!
(You might have noticed, they’re not very good at vacationing)
Blüdhaven might not exactly be a crime free refuge for these two superheroes... but that’s okay, because it has its own protectors, the Nightwings!
Dick and Cheyenne usually have things handled, but when an impostor Batman kidnaps the mayor, the Dynamic Duo can’t just sit around by the pool!
Bruce and Damian weren’t planning on any action... but they packed their suits, just in case!
But who is Simon Petrarch, AKA the Anti-Batman? And what does he want?
BACK-UP STORY
Written by Gail Simone
Plot by H-E-D
Art by Kris Anka
The long awaited return of fan-favorite Psycho-Parrot… and the Birds of Prey?
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

GREEN LANTERN #39 *Humanity First Tie-In*
Plot by EXCITER
Written by MARK MILLAR
Art by JOE MADUREIRA
“S.O.S.”
Attention: This is Ganthet of the Guardians of the Universe. Oa, planetary headquarters of the Green Lantern Corps, is under massive attack. The attackers hail from Earth and have already conquered the Warworld, which they now use against us. Should these Earthlings obtain Oa’s technology by force, it could spell disaster for the Universe. For millennia the Green Lantern Corps has served and protected every world, standing with you against overwhelming threats such as Starro. Now, in our hour of need, we ask you to stand with us. If you are capable of helping, we implore you to do so.
This is it! The Green Lantern Corps’ home planet is under siege - and Kilowog is prepared to fight these Earth poozers to the death! Unfortunately for him, he just might have to… but it’s a price he’s willing to pay!
They have the power to overcome great fear. They are the emerald knights. The masters of will. The ring-slingers. And they are ready to show Vandal Savage why he should beware their power!
It’s an all-out war as nearly the entire Green Lantern Corps goes to battle against the forces of Earth, which include the Light, W.O.A.H., the Manhunters, and Warworld! And despite all this, Vandal has yet another trick up his sleeve… and it involves his hand-picked team of supervillains getting the Parasite beyond enemy lines and into the Central Power Battery!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99


HAWKGRRL, AGENT OF CHECKMATE# #2 *Humanity First Tie-In*
Written by TOM KING
Art by TULA LOTAY
Plot by CAPTCLEGHORN
“THE EARTH GAUCHO HAP”
Tobias (Toby) Manning and his father emigrated to Argentina from Germany in the mid 1940s. More accurately, his father was fleeing to escape a Nuremburg trial. Manning and his son fell into the gaucho lifestyle as it proved to be an effective way to hide their German heritage. This continued for a few years until an extraterrestrial agent of the organization CAW (Collective Alliance of Worlds) saw something in the boy, but killed the father.
CAW trained Toby in combat, gave him devices and weapons, and a desire to strengthen his planet. They also watched as Manning took revenge on the agent that killed his father. Seeing something in the human, CAW placed him back on Earth as a new agent serving the CAW cause. Either Manning would serve their purposes, or the disobedient Manning would show Earth they needed the services of CAW.
Manning is given the name “Terra Man” and is returned to Earth. The xenophobia is powerful and the human Manning gains popularity as a heroic figure supporting truth, justice, and the human way. His first mission for CAW is to find and take care of the Thanagarian Hawkgrrl, Thal Chayara.
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99


HAWKWORLD *A DC Next Dawn Graphic Novel* *Humanity First Tie-In*
Written by Tim Truman and John Ostrander
Art by Tim Truman
Plot by CaptCleghorn
Thanagar. A planet revolving around the star Polaris B, over 300 light years from Earth. Thanagarians, at least the prime humanoid species on the planet, are a people needing order and structure. To that extent, they have developed a police force known as Hawks acting as many police forces do on different worlds. In fact, Thanagar sends out Hawks to investigate different world’s methods so that their system might be improved. Shayera Thal and Katar Hol were the married Hawks assigned to planet Earth. They were recalled due to unusually high interference from the organization CAW (Collective Assistance of Worlds), a group out to incorporate multiple worlds under their control. Earth is also planning an assault on the Guardians of the Universe home planet of OA. Chayera, Thal and Hol’s daughter has also been summoned to Thanagar to undertake her rite of passage into adulthood.
Thanagar is currently selecting a new leader, an Empress or Emperor. They will face a planet with possible galactic or larger war in their near future. OA has already called back their Green Lantern, Rayn Kral, of the Thangarian sector to help deal with the Earth problem. Hawks Thal and Hol accompany Kral because of their advanced knowledge of Earth.
Chayera takes her mother’s name and becomes Thal Chayera, signifying her status as an adult. Further she requests assignment to Earth, a planet of multiple governments with widely differing views. “If they are looking to attack as a planet, they have never been able to focus as a planet on anything.” she says to the acting chief officer. At this point, we see what the test for becoming a Thanagarian Hawk is and how well Thal Chayera does in taking it.
This is the book to read, because at least three series branch out of this, fans. This is going to be big.
144 pp, Rated T+, $9.99

HUMANITY FIRST: AGENTS OF W.O.A.H. #1
Plot by EXCITER
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ED McGUINNESS
“COLDEST NIGHT”
Killer Frost wasn’t always so bad. Her metahuman power, however, has made her disposition progressively colder…
She now heads W.O.A.H.’s Elemental Division, leading a large cadre of metahuman recruits that possess power over earth, wind, water, fire, and the other fundamental forces of the universe. Oa poses a unique challenge, however, as the Green Lantern Corps have throughly terraformed the planet - subjugating the elements and suborning them to their technological might. Her team’s job then, as assigned by Vandal Savage himself, is to disrupt Oa’s stability by unleashing those elements…
As the invasion begins, Killer Frost disperses her team to various environmental “soft spots.” She personally travels to Oa’s South Pole - its coldest point - and summons the ice! One Corpswoman stands in her way. Arisia Rrab, an elf-like Graxosian, fights for her legacy. She boasts five Green Lanterns in her familial lineage, and she will not let that tradition end here!
Only one of them will walk away!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99


HUMANITY FIRST: CENTRAL CITY CITIZEN #1
Plot by EXCITER
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by JAE LEE
“PART ONE: HISTORY’S GREATEST MONSTER”
The heroes of Next Dawn want to fight Vandal Savage, but Iris West does it her way: with journalism! She’s got the receipts and the sources, but with most of the world’s major media corporations beholden to Savage’s Illuminati, can Iris’ publication, the Central City Citizen, alone expose the truth? Iris pens a four-part exposé, and in “PART ONE: HISTORY’S GREATEST MONSTER,” she reveals the countless crimes of the immortal puppet-master!
Vandal Savage, then caveman Vandar Adg, was responsible for the Earth’s first genocide, eliminating the Neanderthals (see THE FLASH #6). A singular fiend, he spread brutality under countless legendary names, from Genghis Khan to Blackbeard. He advised Hitler and was responsible for giving the Nazis a speedster, Der Blitz (see THE FLASH #19). He created Gorilla City as an experiment (see THE FLASH #8), then decades later orchestrated a war in Africa to take the City down (see THE FLASH #9), using false flag tactics by destroying a U.S. Navy vessel and blaming Gorilla City (see THE FLASH #11). He assailed our intelligence community and ordered the murder of Nora Allen (that’s Barry’s mom) to end the CIA’s “Operation Humble Pie,” which was researching a (potentially weaponizable) cure for the metagene (see THE FLASH #8)!
But this is just the start. More of Savage’s crimes and the details of how he currently manipulates a globalist shadow government will be revealed in part two!
…if there is a part two! Immediately upon publication, Vandal orders her termination and sends his most zealous agents of W.O.A.H. to arrange for her “suicide.” But while Barry is fighting Vandal elsewhere, Iris finds herself with an unlikely protector: a refugee from a now fallen kingdom with a grudge against Savage - Gorilla Grodd refuses to put humanity first! Can he, Solovar, and the other mighty apes keep Iris alive?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

HUMANITY FIRST: FOUR WINGS AND A RING #1 (of 4)
Written by N.K. Jemisin (Far Sector)
Art by Liam Sharp (The Green Lantern)
Plot by CaptCleghorn
“Evil threatens so I wear this ring
Keep innocence safe beneath my wing
Take to the skies and join the fight
Beware my power, Green Lantern’s Light!”
This is the Oath for Rayn Kral, Green Lantern for Sector 2682, containing the planet Thanagar. He has protected this sector of space but now is needed to protect the planet of OA, home to the Guardians of the Universe implementors of the Green Lantern Corps. Planet Earth is threatening universal domination starting with the taking of OA and the Guardians’ resources. Aiding Kral are Shayera Thal and Katar Hol, the Hawks who had been assigned to study law enforcement techniques on planet Earth. What they have found is that Earth is not as united as they could be and that may be the universe’s best hope.
Kral and the Hawk’s mission is to investigate in the Centauri system believed to be housing a base manufacturing Manhunters, the mechanical predecessors to the GLC. Their mission: Destroy the base. And if that wasn’t enough, the base lies very close to the dangerous planet Earth, less than a parsec and a half distant.
Helping to guard the base are Earth “heroes” Adam Strange and Captain Comet. Strange is a human transported to Rann frequently to aid that planet. Comet is a mutant of the Terran Homo Sapiens species representing them after 100,000 Earth years of evolution. Can Kral and the Hawks do enough damage to the Manhunters to leave Earth unguarded for their advance on OA?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

HUMANITY FIRST: OUR FIGHTING FORCES #1
As Vandal Savage pursues his agenda to put Humanity First, Next Dawn proudly presents an anthology of must-read stories from the event!
“I, MONGUL”
Plot by EXCITER
Written and Art by MIKE MIGNOLA
Mongul’s eyes look out upon Warworld, the ultimate weapon.
It was long ago that Mongul found this planet-sized engine of destruction, at the time abandoned by its creators who were either gods or long-extinct conquerors. Mongul used Warworld’s incalculable armament to carve a path to glory for himself. He was unstoppable. None could defeat him. Not the Green Lantern Corps. Not the legions of Starro. He was the major universal power… until Vandal Savage and his Light. The accursed humans took Warworld from him. Worse still, Vandal Savage made sure that Mongul’s eyes would witness his beloved weapon wrested from his control forevermore.
For Mongul’s eyes now look upon Warworld from a severed head, placed on a pike, atop Warworld’s north pole…
“DON’T OPEN TIL DOOMSDAY”
Plot by EXCITER
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art by RYAN OTTLEY
Doomsday. The very name sends fear radiating throughout the galaxy. A nearly unstoppable monster, the beast had no control over his hyper-violent disposition… until Hal Jordan finally ended his eternal rampage by infecting him with the Willpower Virus (GREEN LANTERN #33-34). For the first time in his millennia of existence, Doomsday had the capacity to control his rage… but could the Universe ever accept him after all the incalculable damage he caused?
Doomsday stayed, voluntarily, on Oa in a rehabilitation facility. Now Oa is under attack, but the Guardians of the Universe don’t want to risk unleashing Doomsday in the planet’s defense. What if he snaps back? It’s too dangerous, in their assessment. But does Doomsday have the willpower to do nothing while his friends are invaded?
64 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99



JLAlien #10 *Humanity First Tie-In*
Plot by NX01A
Written by AL EWING
Art by RYAN SOOK
'INHUMANITY FIRST' Part 1 'ALIEN NATION'
•MAXWELL LORD, MA'ALEFA'AK, BLACKFIRE, VOODOO, and the ÜBERADICATOR escaped Composite Earth and its gestalt horrors, the transdimensional Realitätstor taking them to a reality adjacent to their own. So close yet so far.
•Alien-human hybrids rule this Earth! The remnant of ÜBER FÜHRER KARL ELL's consciousness still in the Überadicator approves. Appellaxian, Dokris, Farfarmniflatch, Vrang, C'ythonisian, Thoron, Quahooga, N'cron... Dozens of different exo sapien variants coexist peacefully, threatened only by the xenophobic gene-terrorists. Pureblood humans, these WISE MEN have modified their bodies and minds with advanced technologies from other realities to combat the interbreeding of aliens and humans. The Wise Men's leaders, the terrakinetic EARTH-MAN and the technokinetic TERRA-WOMAN, have a one way ticket for Max and his aliens back to their reality but the isolationists want one thing in return: the release of a bioweapon designed to kill anyone not fully human!
•To finally get home, will our villains kill billions?
•What do you think?
32 PGs./ Rated M...$3.99

MAN OF BRONZE #13
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Philip Tan
Plotter: Marvell2100
DOWN IN A HOLE
As Bronze Tiger and Grifter sit in a prison cell in Burendia, they wonder if the rest of their team is still alive (See Bat-Wing #39 where Kia is fighting for her life against Ravager!) Neither of them thought that they would ever be in Burendia again let alone in a cell. They think about past missions together with former teammates, living on the edge and how they barely escaped with their lives. But this seems different. Matthew Bland, The Red Lion, someone they know very well is one of the most dangerous men alive. They don't see a way out of this and it could very well be the last mission they ever have.
Suddenly they hear a noise right outside of their prison cell and see two guards fall dead. Next, a man they thought that they would never see again unlocks their cell door and tell them to move. The man they hate the most in the whole world and the only person perhaps more dangerous than The Red Lion: John Diggle!
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99


THE QUESTION #39 *Humanity First Tie-In*
Writer: MARK RUSSELL
Artist: BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Plotter: CaptCleghorn
“Where in the World is Charles Victor Szasz?”
Part 9b: “WWHAD? (What Would Honest Abe Do?)”
Vic gets stage fright and loses his voice. He goes to the Lincoln Memorial where he is inspired by a monument attendant. He regains his voice and knocks out a powerful rendition of Man of La Mancha’s “Impossible Dream”
Wait, sorry, I fell asleep watching Gomer Pyle last night.
Despite the apparent peaceful and mature exchanges between Vic and his guest anarchist Lonnie Machin, Machin was able to drop the necessary code words to assemble his supporter to march on the U.S. Capitol demanding disbanding the nation. Manchin’s problem is that there already is a march and demonstration on the Capitol that day by those protesting the invasion of OA by UN forces and many of Earth’s metahumans.
Can Manchin pull off his plan B by deviously shifting the tone of the demonstration from “anti-war” to “anti-government”? What can Vic do to keep the protest, no matter the reason for it, peaceful? And Vic’s C-List celebrity status puts him in the public eye during the proceedings with producer Cat Grant looking for Vic to take a pro-police stance while Vic is not so sure he wants to defend an interplanetary invasion.
SPOILER ALERT: Vic pops a nitroglycerin tablet.
32 PGS./ Rated M for Mature Readers...$2.99

UNCANNY G-MEN #7
Written by Kieron Gillen
Plot by H-E-D
Art by Valerio Schiti
When Professor G attends a conference on Gen-Actives at Vandyre University, Penelope Pink’s parents expect a visit! Irish Autumns assures her he’ll keep the professor safe in her absence – only to be reminded by Penelope that, as her boyfriend, her parents expect him to visit as well! Oops.
That means the G-Men are down BASILISK and LEVITATION LASS for the time being… but it’s an academic conference, right? They’ll be fine.
While Professor G is the guest of honor, other luminaries are in attendance; renown geneticists such as Simon Tsung, Dabney Donovan… and Pacifier creator Quintus Thump.
But surely after the disastrous (and deadly) debacle in UNCANNY G-MEN #1, Thump has learned a lesson.
There’s no way he brought the MK III Pacifier models with him.
…right?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY G-MEN: HUMANITY FIRST #1
(LGY: UNCANNY G-MEN #8)
Written by Kieron Gillen
Plot by H-E-D
Art by Jamal Campbell
Humanity first? The G-Men have heard that before.
Vandal Savage might think metahumans are the ultimate examples of humanity… but to a lot of people, they’re not human, they’re the competition!
To those people, “Humanity First” is a call for genetic purity!
Leading the charge in spreading this nasty interpretation is Reverend Dominic Darrk, leader of the Church of Eternal Empowerment!
They believe that only Christ’s faithful deserve metahuman abilities — the number of non-believers among the G-Men means that Gen-Actives must be the spawn of Satan!
Seeking to make an example, Darrk sends his enforcers – a brute named Xaxol and his own daughter, Nora Darrk – to attack Basilisk and Levitation Lass at the latter’s family home!
As the rest of the G-Men are occupied with the PACIFIERS, there’s nobody to come to their aid.
Actually, that’s not true.
Help arrives is the most unlikely of forms… their oldest enemy, Hans Leckter!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99


WONDER WOMAN in
SENSATION COMICS #28
Plot by NX01A
Written by PHIL JIMENEZ
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI
'VENUS BUTTERFLY' Part 2/2 'REFRACTORY PERIOD'
•Chasing the stolen Psápphō prototype hyperdrive fighter (and its thief, DOCTOR PERIL) to an alternate Venus, WONDER WOMAN becomes embroiled in a war between the fairy winged Venusian EROTICISTS and the martial Martian METEOR MEN!
•Can Diana convince General SOLARIS of the Meteor Men to talk peace with Eroticist Queen DESIRA? Perhaps restraining them together with the Lasso of Truth might help.
•Will a truce survive the Martian ruler's arrival? The mental manacles of despotic DOMINUS shackle the psyches of everyone on Venus! Well... Almost everyone.
•Somehow immune to the domination, can Doctor Peril use the Psápphō to give Dominus a rocket ride back to Mars?
48 PGs./Rated M …$2.69


NEXT DAWN HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #4
A haunting holiday anthology with creative teams writing and drawing from the afterlife!
“THE WHITE WHALE”
Plot by EXCITER
Written by HERMAN MELVILLE
Art by FRANK FRAZETTA
The deceased author of Moby Dick resurrects his classic literary creation! This time, the unstoppable white whale is five times larger and turns his horrific anger upon Atlantis - but why? Has the ghost of the doomed Captain Ahab antagonized the leviathan?
“I AM THE WALRUS”
Plot by EXCITER
Written by JACK LONDON
Art by C.M. COOLIDGE
The author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang returns from beyond the grave to pen the story of Tusky, the trusted walrus affiliate of Aquaman. With art by the ghost of the guy who made the dogs playing poker painting, experience the often scary exploits of Tusky: from his birth on a rocky arctic shore, to being mistaken by inebriated sailors for a mermaid leading to a battle with a sea witch, to his chaotic romance with the Inuit goddess Sedna, to his on-again/off-again relationship with the League of Super-pets! He is the walrus.
“The 110 Miles from Cleghorn Hap”
Written by Len Wein
Plot by CaptCleghorn
Art by Dick Dillin
Rutland, VT has a Halloween parade with a superhero every year. This year is somewhat important as it’s the 50th anniversary of an unofficial crossover between Marvel and DC Comics where the writers of certain series wrote themselves into their stories that month and were given a small degree of fame for that. The surviving creators have been made honorary marshals of this year’s event. Also, travelling up from his home in Massachusetts is a fan-fic writer with a costume he hasn’t really worn in decades. Not only has the costume not stood up with progress, but it’s actually gone downhill with age. At least he won’t get stuck giving out candy this year.
In Toronto, Thal Chayara has been given her first international CHECKMATE# assignment. Readings from the small Vermont, US city of Rutland show that the periodic Halloween nexuses not seen in decades appear ready to reappear this year. Concerned that this is an opportunity for alien beings from other planets and dimensions to come to Earth, Amanda Waller asks (asks, that’s funny, as if anyone would ever say “no” to the Wall) Thal and Carrie Kelley to go to Rutland on Halloween night and attend their Halloween parade loaded with cosplayers and other costumed people. Pay attention for surprises, ghosts, and plenty of Easter Eggs as this is going to be an education in the weirder aspects of Earth society for our Thanagrian hero.
Happy Halloween!
66.6 PGs./Rated T+ …$6.66

THE FLASH #39 *Humanity First Tie-In*
Plot by EXCITER
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Art by FRANK CHO
“LOOP-DE-DOO”
Flash and his new “friends” in the so-called “Justice Batallion,” namely Magog, Peacemaker, and ex-W.O.A.H. director Captain Atom, succeeded in rescuing Iris West from Bialyia. Now it’s time for Magog to share his stolen intelligence regarding Vandal’s top-secret hidden agenda… and it’s a doozie!
By now, Flash knew that Vandal Savage became the first meta-human when he was exposed to a meteorite ~50,000 years ago - but nobody knew where there meteorite came from. Turns out, it was the future! Using a fusion of technology from Warworld and what he intends to plunder from Oa, in conjunction with the powers of the metahuman Parasite, Savage plans to steal the life-force from entire alien planets, infuse that life-force into a meteorite, then have the Reverse-Flash run the meteorite back in time so that its power can be absorbed by past-Vandal, thereby making him functionally immortal! He’s orchestrating his own origin!
If Flash can break the loop, he might be able to foil Vandal Savage’s plan to conquer the universe before it starts!
Meanwhile, the rogue Kryotonian known as Non had years ago travelled to the insectoid world of Circadia and fathered clutches of half-bug superboys (remember way back in GREEN LANTERN #8 and 10?)! His offspring shifted the balance of power on that planet and he found himself crowned King. Now, King Non the Essential’s spies bring him news of Vandal Savage’s intent to attack Oa and, knowing that Earthlings are dangerous after seeing how they corrupted Kal-El, Non orders a preemptive assault. Humanity will not be first so long as Circadia and the next-to-last son of Krypton stand in its way!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

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