Almost All of DC Comics' April 2019 Solicitations, Leaked

Almost All of DC Comics’ April 2019 Solicitations, Leaked

Posted by January 19, 2019 Comment

It’s a double-pronged leak tonight. An anonymous user on 4chan/co leaked DC Comics’ April 2019 solicitations straight from the catalogue that will appear alongside the upcoming Diamond Previews. And then Tako leaked us the text for the collections that would follow. Toys to come later I am sure.

All in all, this includes the Deathstroke/Teen Titans Terminus Agenda on the front cover, original graphic novels Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo and Six Days by Robert Venditti, Kevin Maurer and Andrea Mutti.

There’s also the cancellation of Titans and Damage, and the latest with Heroes In Crisis and Poison Ivy…

ABSOLUTE ART OF ADAM HUGHES

This amazing collection features the best of Eisner Award-winning artist Adam Hughes’ covers for DC Comics, including covers for WONDER WOMAN, CATWOMAN and more, plus commentary from the artist, rarely seen preliminary material and even more! This title includes everything from COVER RUN: THE DC COMICS ART OF ADAM HUGHES plus more than 100 additional covers with new commentary.

ASTRO CITY VOL. 17: AFTERMATHS

The final run of ASTRO CITY comics (for now) includes the tale of G-Dog. He’s half man, half dog-—but who’s running the show? The answers will change a life, reveal another hero’s deepest secrets, and possibly, just possibly, save the world. Then, it’s the story of Resistor, who’s making headlines all across the nation, and a reporter determined to learn the truth and find her missing father. Plus, discover the truth behind the citizens of Astro City whose lives have been upended by superheroes like the Samaritan and the Hanged Man. For those damaged by life in Astro City, hope and wonder are elusive things…Collects ASTRO CITY #47-52.

BATGIRL VOL. 5: ART OF THE CRIME

During a high-speed chase with the murderous Grotesque, the villain hits Batgirl with a souped-up stun gun that fries the device implanted in her spine. (That thing that helps her, you know, walk and be Batgirl?) Babs finds herself in for a whole new world of hurt now that old wounds have been opened up—and so does Grotesque. Collects BATGIRL #26-29 and ANNUAL #2 plus a story from BATGIRL #25.

BATMAN: FACES IN THE SHADOWS (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION)

The Joker has gone missing from Arkham Asylum, and even Batman cannot comprehend the grisly evidence the maniacal villain has left behind. It’s the work of a new villain…but who could be dangerous enough to outdo the Clown Prince of Crime? His name is the Dollmaker, and now Gotham City’s latest psychopath has kidnapped two more potential victims—a young girl and police commissioner Jim Gordon. To save them, Batman must offer up something more enticing to the Dollmaker as bait: himself! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #0-12 and ANNUAL #1.

BATMAN: HUSH (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION)

In this classic tale, Batman sets out to learn the identity of the mysterious villain known as Hush. But Batman ends up facing the most intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present! Guest-starring the Dark Knight’s greatest allies and enemies, this collection presents BATMAN #608-619, a six-page story from Wizard #0 and a two-page origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com in a new paperback edition with a new cover by superstar artist Jim Lee!

CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN BY JEPH LOEB AND TIM SALE

Time has finally caught up with the Challengers of the Unknown. The world seems to have passed them by, and they are now relics, curious artifacts and faded celebrities. All that changes when their fabled mountaintop headquarters blows up and the quartet suddenly find themselves on trial for their lives. So begins the most audacious case of their careers in these stories from CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #1-8.

COVER VOL. 1

Best-selling creators Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack bring an incredible new espionage epic to Jinxworld in COVER!

Based on a true story, the intelligence community figures out that the traveling band of social misfits who make comic books are an exact match to the profiles of candidates recruited for intelligence and counterintelligence gathering. A well-known comics creator is recruited by the agency to live a double life as a spy. And convention season is upon us.

COVER is the blockbuster new epic from the acclaimed team of writer Brian Michael Bendis (Superman, Action Comics) and David Mack (Kabuki, Jessica Jones) as they reunite for the first time since their renowned run on Daredevil. Collects issues #1-6.

FRANK MILLER’S RONIN

Frank Miller’s six-issue miniseries RONIN returns in a new trade paperback as part of the Black Label line! It’s the tale of a 13th-century samurai who is reborn in a futuristic 21st-century New York City with one last chance to regain his honor: he must defeat the reincarnation of his master’s killer, an ancient demon called Agat. This new edition includes promotional art, fold-out pages and more special features.

GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW: HARD-TRAVELING HEROES NEW EDITION

Some of DC’s most revered team-up tales from the 1970s are presented once more in a new trade paperback as Green Lantern and Green Arrow confront menaces including racism, poverty and drug abuse! Collects stories from GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #76-87 and #89, plus stories from THE FLASH #217-219 and #226.

GREEN LANTERN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1

The newest Earth One original graphic novel is now available in trade paperback with an all-new origin for the Emerald Warrior!

Hal Jordan yearns for the thrill of discovery, but the days when astronaut and adventure were synonymous are long gone. His gig prospecting asteroids for Ferris Galactic is less than fulfilling—but at least he’s not on Earth, where technology and culture have stagnated. When Jordan finds a powerful ring, he also finds a destiny to live up to. There are worlds beyond his own, unlike anything he ever imagined. But revelation comes with a price: the Green Lantern Corps has fallen, wiped out by ruthless killing machines known as Manhunters. The odds against reviving the Corps are nearly impossible…but doing the impossible is exactly what Hal Jordan was trained to do!

GREEN LANTERNS VOL. 9: EVIL’S MIGHT

In these stories from GREEN LANTERNS #50-57, something is amiss. That’s what the Guardians believe. But even they cannot see the darkness growing inside the Central Power Battery…an infection. One that will have enormous repercussions within the entire Green Lantern Corps. Making matters worse, in light of recent events, Jessica Cruz questions her place within the Green Lantern Corps, contemplating leaving it behind. And her partner Simon Baz is stung so much by her confession, he may let her go…

HARLEY QUINN BY AMANDA CONNER AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI OMNIBUS VOL. 3

As this new Omnibus begins, Harley’s gotta protect her neighborhood against a zombie apocalypse! Then, Harley’s bond with Poison Ivy is severely tested, and The Joker is determined to win back Harley’s heart! Oh yeah, and Harley decides to run for mayor! Collects HARLEY QUINN #1-34 (Rebirth), and a story from HARLEY QUINN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1.

HITMAN BOOK ONE

Hitman is back! On the back streets of Gotham City, ex-military operative Tommy Monaghan has set himself up as a hired gun. Surrounded by his own rat pack of friends and allies, the Hitman with a heart must deal with personal conflicts over honor and morals as he makes a living with a gun. But even with the telepathic ability to read his targets’ minds, he still finds himself in over his head when he runs into some of Gotham’s most notorious citizens, such as the Demon, The Joker and Batman. Collects HITMAN #1-8, THE DEMON ANNUAL #2, HITMAN ANNUAL #1 and a story from BATMAN CHRONICLES #4.

HOUSE OF SECRETS: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 2

Get ready for a monster-sized serving of spooky stories from the 1970s, as presented by your ghoulish h-h-host Abel from the pages of HOUSE OF SECRETS #112-154! This title includes the never-before-published story “Night of the Rat,” by writer Gerry Conway and artist Nestor Redondo, starring the Patchwork Man!

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY VOL. 1: THE GHOST SECTOR

When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. These wild-card teammates try to stop Despero from slave-trading Coluan refugees, only to discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid…who says he’s there to help?! Collects issues #1-5, plus a section featuring behind-the-scenes art by Stjepan Sejic!

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 2: GRAVEYARD OF GODS

In this second Justice League collection, Hawkgirl takes wing against Legion of Doom leader Lex Luthor; John Stewart faces off with old foe Sinestro; the Flash must run down the Still Force-empowered Gorilla Grodd; and Wonder Woman tackles the tag team of Black Manta and Cheetah—underwater! Then, in “Drowned Earth,” the Justice League is scattered across the Seven Seas, pursued by the Ocean Lords and an army of alien mercenaries. Collects Justice League #8-12, JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH #1 and AQUAMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE: DROWNED EARTH #1.

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: MICHAEL GOLDEN

Fans first got to know the spectacular art style of Michael Golden in the 1970s, when his interpretation of Batman and other Gotham City heroes first hit comics. Now DC collects his stories from the pages of Batman Family #15-20, Batman #295 #303, DC Special Series #15, Detective Comics #482, Batman Special #1 and Batman: Gotham Knights #22, plus numerous covers.

LUCIFER OMNIBUS VOL. 1

From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Lucifer Morningstar, the former Lord of Hell, is unexpectedly called back into action when he receives a mission from Heaven. But once he completes his mission, the Prince of Darkness’ demand shakes the foundation of Heaven and Hell. Then, the Lightbringer begins work on a New Creation outside the bounds of any authority but his own. And Lucifer must now face the challenge of single combat to the death with his brother, the angel of the Host Amenadiel. This new Omnibus collects THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: LUCIFER #1-3, LUCIFER #1-35 and LUCIFER: NIRVANA #1.

PEARL VOL. 1

Pearl is an exceptional tattoo artist…and accidental assassin for one of the modern-day San Francisco Yakuza. She was born into one life, but another is calling to her. This is Pearl Vol. 1, from the Peabody Award-winning creators of Jessica Jones.

When Pearl accidentally meets one of her peers, her counterpart from another clan, she starts to dream of a better life. But Pearl has a very special ability that keeps pulling her back into the violent world she is desperate to escape.

PEARL is a major series launch from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos that features their first brand-new original character since Jessica Jones. This new title collects issues #1-6.

RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS VOL. 2

In the second volume collecting the RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS maxiseries, the mystical manhunters known only as the Shadow Riders want the young arcanes surrounding Raven for their next prey. And they are all too successful: one of them dies! Introducing…the all-new Night Force in stories from Raven: Daughter of Darkness #7-12.

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE VOL. 5

With tensions at the breaking point, the gang is forced to face the consequences of their actions and try to once again find a glimmer of hope in this monstrous apocalypse. And in our backup story, Secret Squirrel’s mission to save the world continues as he meets his enemy face to face! Collects issues #25-30.

SHAZAM!: THE WORLD’S MIGHTIEST MORTAL VOL. 1

The 1970s adventures of Shazam—now the star of his very own movie—are collected in color for the first time! These new adventures combined the cartoony art of C.C. Beck, the original artist from the best-selling comics of the 1940s, with the modern, tongue-in-cheek sensibility of writers including Dennis O’Neil as the entire Marvel family reunite for all-new adventures. Collects SHAZAM! #1-18.

SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 8: LEGERDEMAIN

Batman, Superman and Aquaman suspect that Amanda Waller had a hand in the death of Ray Palmer, but when they seek to question the Squad, they find resistance from the Jihad and Hayoth. Can the world’s most dangerous criminals take on a trio of the most powerful Justice League members? We’ll give you one guess! Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #59-66.

SUPERMAN: REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK 4

It’s a game of thrones on Apokolips as the lords of the dreaded world battle one another to claim its rule. Lex Luthor is summoned back to the warring planet, and he will need Superman to help him reclaim a crown he did not ask for. Plus, when Superboy comes face to face with Boyzarro, the Son of Bizarro, a strange transformation begins to take place. But that’s not all that the Kents have knocking on their door! Collects issues #37-45 and SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1, plus a story from ACTION COMICS #1000.

SWAMP THING: PROTECTOR OF THE GREEN (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION)

The legendary Swamp Thing has resurfaced for a new age just as a new force threatens to rot away all life on Earth! Since the dawn of time, the planet’s safety has depended on maintaining a balance of three great powers: the Green, the force that unites all plant life; the Red, the force that unites all animal life; and the Rot, the force of death. The Rot’s own avatar is growing stronger, and servants of decay gain more territory every day. If Alec Holland doesn’t return to his duties as protector of the Green soon, there might not be anything left to protect! Collects SWAMP THING #1-10, ANNUAL #1 and ANIMAL MAN #12 and 17.

TAKIO NEW EDITION

TAKIO tells the all-ages tale of two sisters in a multiracial, adoptive family who are driving each other insane!

Their overprotective mother makes them walk to school together, eat lunch together and play together. They can’t get away from each other. But when a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime accident gives them real-life superpowers, these two sisters become the first actual superheroes in the entire world. And it is awesome!

Now the sisters have to learn to get along so they can save the world and get home by six…or they are so grounded.

TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS BOOK THREE

Superboy has been taunted by the secrets of his DNA-—that he’s a clone created from Superman and Lex Luthor. But who cloned him, and why? Meanwhile, the Titans and the Outsiders are rocked to the core as they face two of the most powerful villains in the DCU in an all-out war to destroy the young teams! Alliances will change and bonds will be broken as the teams face their greatest challenge to date. Collects Teen Titans #20-26, #29-31 and Outsiders #24-25.

THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK SIX

In these tales, the mayor of Keystone asks the Flash to relocate himself away from Keystone City—but trouble still manages to find the Fastest Man Alive in his new home of Santa Marta. First, the Flash saves a presidential candidate from the Top, a member of the Rogues. Then, Mr. Frost strikes—and his illusions threaten to destroy both the Flash and his new home. And when word spreads that the Flash has moved to a new city, several of his greatest foes show up to cause trouble, including the earthquake-causing Major Disaster! Collects THE FLASH #119-129, THE FLASH/GREEN LANTERN: FASTER FRIENDS #1-2, THE FLASH PLUS NIGHTWING #1 and a story from DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY BASH #1.

THE OUTSIDERS BY JUDD WINICK BOOK ONE

The Justice League is a bunch of pushovers. The Teen Titans are just kids. When the DC Universe calls for a more…aggressive approach, they call Nightwing, Arsenal and company: the Outsiders. A renegade Superman Robot goes on the rampage, and a long-standing member of the Teen Titans dies. Stricken with grief, old allies Nightwing and Arsenal decide that enough is enough: a more proactive approach to justice isn’t just needed—it’s necessary. This title collects TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY #1-3, TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES #1 and OUTSIDERS #1-7.

THE SANDMAN VOL. 8: WORLDS’ END 30TH ANNIVERSARY NEW EDITION

Improbably caught in a June blizzard, two wayward souls stumble upon a mysterious inn and learn that they are in the middle of a “reality storm.” Now surrounded by a menagerie of people and creatures from different times and realities, the two stranded travelers are entertained by mesmerizing myths of infamous sea creatures, dreaming cities, ancient kings, astonishing funeral rituals and moralistic hangmen. Collects The Sandman #51-56. Includes a new introduction by horror novelist Joe Hill.

THE SILENCER VOL. 2: HELL-IDAY ROAD

Reeling from her previous encounter with Talia al Ghul, the Silencer wants a permanent end to hostilities—which she intends to accomplish with several bullets in al Ghul’s face. But when Talia’s loyal followers want to revive her in the Lazarus Pit, the Silencer must race to stop them while still trying to keep her personal life a secret! Collects issues #7-12 and ANNUAL #1.

WONDER WOMAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: THE WITCHING HOUR

An ancient force of dark magic is stirring, and the Justice League Dark stands in its way—and the source of its power lies deep inside the soul of their leader, Wonder Woman! Hecate, the witch-goddess of magic, always knew that this day would come, when the monsters from which she originally stole the power of magic would return. All these millennia, she’s been hatching a plan, and now is the time to take back and use the power she’s hidden across Earth inside the Witchmarked, human beings with vast reservoirs of power secreted inside them. Collects Justice League Dark/Wonder Woman: The Witching Hour #1, Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1, Wonder Woman #56-57 and Justice League Dark #4.

 

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(Last Updated January 21, 2019 5:16 am )

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