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Apr 06 2013

DC announces new annuals for July 2012

Detective Comics Annual #2 (DC Comics) - Artist: Andy Clarke

DC continue to celebrate that its been almost 2 years since the New 52 launched, even if it is no longer new of totalling 52 books. To that end, another wave of annuals begins, including a special Zero Year tie-in for Scott Snyder‘s Batman run. Can this man do no wrong? Plus, we think we might already have one our favourites lined up for July’s Cover Story, as Jock delivers the cover for that special.

Read on for the press release:

What better way to celebrate the summer than with a brand new set of special, oversized Annual issues of some of your favorite comics? This July, ANIMAL MAN, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, THE FLASH, and SUPERMAN will be releasing their second Annual issues…

ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #2

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

On sale JULY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

Still reeling from the shocking death of his son, Buddy Baker is taking his grief out on the world around him. But in this special story, learn how the bonds of family can be stronger than the forces of evil—even when that evil is a horde of massive, slavering spiders

Animal Man Annual #2 (DC Comics) - Artist: Travel Foreman BATMAN ANNUAL #2

Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by JOCK

On sale JULY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

A special ZERO YEAR tie-in! Bruce Wayne’s first year as the Dark Knight has just barely begun…and already dangerous elements are coalescing, leading Bruce toward his final destiny

Batman Annual #2 (DC Comics) - Artist: Jock DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #2

Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
Cover by ANDY CLARKE

On sale JULY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

It’s a terrible, dangerous time to be a cop in Gotham City. At a time when police are being targeted for assassination, Gotham’s Finest also face a threat from within, as a shape-changing identity thief has infiltrated the GCPD and threatens to destroy it from within. Will he unravel the mystery behind this secretive killer before he loses any more of the few allies he has left on the force?

Detective Comics Annual #2 (DC Comics) - Artist: Andy Clarke

THE FLASH ANNUAL #2

Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Backup story written by NICOLE DUBUC
Art by SAMI BASRI
Backup story art by CULLY HAMNER
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

On sale JULY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Find out how The Flash and Green Lantern first met when a case they teamed up together to solve years ago rears its head again in the present! It involves a foe neither of them can defeat on their own, and they might not have much luck together either! The outcome of this will affect The Flash for years to come… Plus, a backup story by Nicole Dubuc (the Young Justice cartoon)!

Flash Annual #2 (DC Comics) - Artist: Francis Manapul

SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and FRANK HANNAH
Art by PASCALE ALIXE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale JULY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

What repercussions lurk beneath the surface from Brainiac’s first attack—and how does it all set the stage for the battle of Metropolis? Plus, how can the Man of Steel fight something he can’t physically stop!

Superman Annual #2 (DC Comics) - Artist: Andy Kubert

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