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Batman, Superman, and DC's biggest heroes go to war as Absolute Power launches in DC's July 2024 comics

Learn everything you need to know about the first month of DC's summer 2024 event right here

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If there’s one thing we know about absolute power, it’s that it corrupts absolutely — but if there’s a second thing, it’s that it’s sure to make the DC comic book universe an entertaining place across summer 2024, thanks to the big event launching this July. But what does that mean for fans hoping to pick up the first month of Absolute Power this July? Well, DC has released information about the first month of the big event — which also reveals some more information about just what fans can expect in the event. (One word: Amazo. Those who know, will know.)

Here’s what fans can expect from the first month of Absolute Power this summer (including a couple of stealth crossovers in the shape of the July issues of Green Lantern and Green Arrow...), and if you want more from DC's July solicitations, this is where you should be looking.

ABSOLUTE POWER: GROUND ZERO #1

Written by MARK WAID, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, NICOLE MAINES, and CHIP ZDARSKY
Art by GLEB MELNIKOV, SKYLAR PATRIDGE, and V KEN MARION
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant covers by GLEB MELNIKOV and MIKEL JANÍN
Connecting variant cover by JOHN TIMMS
Foil variant cover by DAN MORA ($6.99 US)
$4.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/25/24
THE DOMINOS FALL!
As the DC Universe braces for the “Absolute Power” blitzkrieg, the key to capturing metahuman powers on planet Earth will at last be unlocked! Bridging the events of Batman, Superman: House of Brainiac, and Suicide Squad: Dream Team, this special oversize GROUND ZERO issue brings Waller’s total dominance to the doorsteps of the world’s finest heroes…using the combined might of FAILSAFE, BRAINIAC QUEEN, and the SUICIDE SQUAD to do it! Witness years of storytelling culminate, brought to you by Absolute Power series architect MARK WAID and the masterminds behind the trinity of evil, CHIP ZDARSKY, NICOLE MAINES, and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON!

ABSOLUTE POWER #1

Written by MARK WAID
Art and cover by DAN MORA
Variant covers by JIM LEE, STEPHEN BLISS, PUPPETEER LEE, CHRIS SAMNEE, CHRISSIE ZULLO, and more
Raised UV variant cover by WES CRAIG ($7.99 US)
Connecting variant cover by JOHN TIMMS
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/3/24
THE TRINITY OF EVIL HAS WON.
DC’s epic summer event kicks off with a bang, as the combined might of FAILSAFE and the BRAINIAC QUEEN has at last given Amanda Waller the ability to steal the metahuman abilities of every hero and villain on planet Earth. As chaos erupts in the streets and a massive misinformation campaign sways public opinion to her side, the founder of the Suicide Squad methodically targets each superhero dynasty one at a time, starting with SUPERMAN. But even in this darkest of hours, a resistance is forming…and BATMAN is out for vengeance. It’s a shocking blitzkrieg across the globe that is decades in the making—and will shape the course of the DC Universe for years to come! Brought to you by the superstar talents of MARK WAID and DAN MORA—it all starts here!

ABSOLUTE POWER: TASK FORCE VII #1

Written by LEAH WILLIAMS
Art by CAITLIN YARSKY
Cover by PETE WOODS
Variant covers by DAVE RAPOZA, BRAD WALKER, AND STEPHEN PLATT
Connecting variant cover by JOHN TIMMS
Foil Variant Cover by DAN MORA ($6.99 US)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/10/24
SUPER NO MORE!
With the assault on Metropolis’s heroes complete, Amanda Waller’s latest living weapon, the Last Son, sets his sights on the other most powerful supers in the DCU…the Marvel Family! Will their combined powers be enough to survive this terrifying threat? In this biweekly series we'll see the ABSOLUTE POWER event through the eyes of evil—as told from the point of view of the TRINITY OF EVIL!

ABSOLUTE POWER: TASK FORCE VII #2

Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art by MAX RAYNOR
Cover by PETE WOODS
Variant covers by SIMONE DI MEO, JOHN GIANG, and STEPHEN PLATT
Connecting variant cover by JOHN TIMMS
Foil variant cover by DAN MORA ($6.99 US)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/24/24
Atlantis now has a new ruler—long live Depth Charge! Amanda Waller’s loyal Amazo Robot known as Depth Charge has stolen Aquaman’s powers along with his throne, and now all Atlanteans must stay in line or risk having their powers taken as well. It’s up to Jackson Hyde and the rest of the Aqua-Family to launch a revolution…without being discovered!

ABSOLUTE POWER: TASK FORCE VII #3

Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by TRAVIS MERCER
Cover by PETE WOODS
Variant covers by HAYDEN SHERMAN, MIKEL JANÍN, and STEPHEN PLATT
Connecting variant cover by JOHN TIMMS
Foil variant Cover by DAN MORA ($6.99 US)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/31/24
After capturing and absorbing the powers from the JSA, Jadestone is compromised by Green Lantern Alan Scott’s willpower. Suddenly faced with the concept of free will, does JADESTONE continue to execute Waller’s orders or have a change of heart? Meanwhile the remaining JSA members attempt a rescue mission to retrieve their teammates and escape to the Tower of Fate!

ABSOLUTE POWER: ORIGINS #1

Written by JOHN RIDLEY
Art by ALITHA MARTINEZ
Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
Variant covers by DAVE WILKINS, ALITHA MARTINEZ & DANNY MIKI
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/24/24
Discover the untold story of what led Amanda Waller to form the TRINITY OF EVIL and take down Earth’s Super Heroes! It’s the Suicide Squad’s founder as you’ve never seen her before, in an all-new companion miniseries to the Absolute Power event. The definitive history of one of the DCU’s deadliest villains is at last revealed! Amanda Waller’s catastrophic attack on the metahumans of Earth has rendered both hero and villain POWERLESS, but what led “THE WALL” to this place? In Absolute Power: Origins, Academy Award-winning writer JOHN RIDLEY and fan-favorite artist ALITHA MARTINEZ will tell the tale about how one woman lost everything she held dear…powerless beneath the forces of senseless acts of chaos. The path of vengeance would bring her to two simple words that would change her life—and the lives of the entire DCU—forever: NEVER AGAIN.

BATMAN #150

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art by JORGE JIMÉNEZ and DENYS COWAN
Backup written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Backup art by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Cover by JORGE JIMÉNEZ
Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Variant cover by MATTIA DE IULIS
1:25 variant cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
1:50 variant cover by TIRSO CONS
Artist Spotlight Variant cover by JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/3/24
A milestone issue featuring art by the legendary DENYS COWAN (The Question) and series regular JORGE JIMÉNEZ! When a two-bit crook uncovers Batman’s true identity, he becomes the most dangerous man in Gotham City! Can Batman stop him before it’s too late? Does he even want to? Plus, an Absolute Power backup story by Chip Zdarsky and Mike Hawthorne teaming Batman and Catwoman on the heist of their lives against Amanda Waller!

SUPERMAN #16

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
Variant covers by NATHAN SZERDY, FRANK CHO, and PABLO VILLALOBOS
1:25 variant cover by STEVAN SUBIC
Artist Spotlight Variant cover by JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ
$4.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/17/24
“ABSOLUTE POWER” TIE-IN AND THE RETURN OF JAMAL CAMPBELL TO THE SUPERMAN SERIES!
Superman is down…but not out. Waller and her forces are winning. While the Fortress of Solitude has become the home base for the survivors, the injured and powerless Superman must go on a dangerous mission into… THE MAGICAL REALM. GUEST-STARRING ZATANNA!

WONDER WOMAN #11

Written by TOM KING
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and BELÉN ORTEGA
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Variant covers by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO and TONY S. DANIEL
1:25 variant cover by JEFF SPOKES
Artist Spotlight Variant cover by JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/17/24
WALLER’S WAR! Wonder Woman’s quest for the truth is placed on hold as she comes face-to-face with Amanda Waller’s latest toy, a TASK FORCE VII robot ready to take all her powers for good! Do the Justice League Dark have enough tricks up their sleeves to save our Amazon princess? Find out as this tie-in to “Absolute Power” begins!

GREEN LANTERN #13

Written by JEREMY ADAMS and MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and MATTHEW CLARK
Cover by ARIEL COLÓN
Variant covers by SALVADOR LARROCA and GLEB MELNIKOV
1:25 variant cover by CHUMA HILL
Artist Spotlight Variant cover by JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/10/24
HAL JORDAN IS THE LATEST CASUALTY OF AMANDA WALLER! De-powered and back on Earth, Hal needs to find a way to get to the new power battery and recharge—but Thaaros has other plans, and now Hal is being hunted by the most dangerous aliens on the planet! PLUS: The secret origin of LORD PREMIERE THAAROS, ruler of the United Planets, is at last revealed!

GREEN ARROW #14

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
Cover by PHIL HESTER
Variant cover by JOHN GIANG
Artist Spotlight Variant cover by JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 7/24/24
With a new brand of deadly Amazos on the attack across the DC Universe, no one is safe! So, the Green Arrow family tracks down the Amazo’s original creator…PROFESSOR IVO. Can he help them stop Waller’s master plans? But they are not the only ones searching for Ivo… Oliver Queen is also on the hunt!


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