Items of note from DC Comics' June 2012 offerings.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1
Written by Darwyn Cooke and Len Wein, art by Darwyn Cooke and John Higgins, cover by Darwyn Cooke, variant covers by Michael Golden and Jim Lee.
"Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all." Plus: A Crimson Corsair backup story.
32 pages, $3.99 (combo pack, $4.99), in stores on June 6.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #1
Written by Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner and Len Wein, art by Amanda Conner and John Higgins, cover by Amanda Conner, variant covers by Dave Johnson and Jim Lee.
"Oh sweetie, you're too young to hate. Wait until you're older and the world gives you a good reason. Trust me, it won't let you down." Plus: A Crimson Corsair backup story.
32 pages, $3.99 (Combo pack $4.99), in stores on June 13.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1
Written by Brian Azzarello and Len Wein, art by J.G. Jones and John Higgins, cover by J.G. Jones, variant covers by Eduardo Risso and Jim Lee.
"I'm a funny guy..." Plus: A Crimson Corsair backup story.
32 pages, $3.99 (Combo pack, $4.99), in stores on June 20.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #1
Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Len Wein, art by Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert and John Higgins, cover by Andy Kubert and Joe Kubert, variant covers by Kevin Nowlan and Jim Lee.
"The hero known to the public only as Nite Owl announced his retirement today." Plus: A Crimson Corsair backup story.
32 pages, $3.99 (Combo pack, $4.99), in stores on June 27.
DC NATION #1
Written by various, art by various, montage cover.
The official magazine of Cartoon Network's DC Nation. Featuring three awesome comics stories! Plus: Behind the scenes sneak-peeks at your favorite DC Nation cartoons!
64 pages, $4.99, in stores on June 27.
WONDER WOMAN: THE TWELVE LABORS TP
Written by LEN WEIN, CARY BATES, ELIOT S. MAGGIN and MARTIN PASKO Art by CURT SWAN, IRV NOVICK, DICK DILLIN, KURT SCHAFFENBERGER and others Cover by BOB OKSNER
Collects WONDER WOMAN #212-222. In these 1970s tales, Diana Prince is back as Wonder Woman -- but she must prove her worthiness by undertaking twelve tasks -- each monitored by one of her former Justice League teammates!
232 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 4.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: RIP HUNTER, TIME MASTER VOL. 1 TP
Written by JACK MILLER Art by ALEX TOTH, BILL ELY, JOE KUBERT, ROSS ANDRU, NICK CARDY and others Cover by NICK CARDY
Collects SHOWCASE #20, 21, 25 and 26 and RIP HUNTER: TIME MASTER #1-15. Rip Hunter and his band of time-traveling adventurers travel to the distant past and future to face strange creatures!
512 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on July 18.
DC COMICS PRESENTS: SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #1
Written by MARK MILLAR Art by ALUIR AMANCIO and TERRY AUSTIN Cover by RICK BURCHETT and TERRY AUSTIN
All-ages tales from SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #16, 19, 22 and 23. The Man of Steel faces Mr. Mxyzptlk, Brainiac and Livewire, and plays bodyguard to the president of the United States.
96 pages, $7.99.
MAD ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
Collects MAD #19-24! Hoo hah! Includes "Mickey Rodent," "Sounds Effects," and a tribute to Will Elder, because why not? Written by Harvey Kurtzman, with spectacular art by Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Will Elder and others.
248 pages, $59.99, in stores on Nov. 8.