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DC's Absolute Power begins to build in June, as Superman, Batman and other DC heroes see the threat take shape

What Amanda Waller is planning for DC's big summer event remains a mystery, but we know these comics are part of the plan

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Beyond the surprising new elements of DC's June 2024 line-up - Nightwing’s origin is getting the anniversary treatment, and longtime Superman villain Brainiac is coming clean about his new origin - it’s the end of an era for DC in that month, with the final full month of the 'Dawn of DC' — and also the end of the House of Brainiac in the Superman titles, and maybe the end of Batman’s inner conflict, as well. But… if everything is ending, does that mean that something else is about to begin?

The answer is a firm yes: Absolute Power, DC’s big summer event storyline officially begins in July, but there are plenty of comics in the June line-up that are part of the build-up. (There was also the one-shot prelude Absolute Power: Ground Zero announced for this month back in February that suspiciously doesn’t appear in the June solicitations, but don’t be surprised if it gets retro-solicited for June release in next month’s solicits so as to not spoil things in the meantime.) Wondering what June comic books you should be reading to prepare for Absolute Power? Wonder no more — just keep reading.

BATMAN #148

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art and cover by JORGE JIMÉNEZ
Variant cover by WOO-CHUL
Variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
1:25 variant cover by HOMARE
1:50 variant cover by GABRIEL DELL'OTTO
DC Pride variant cover by SKYLAR PATRIDGE
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/4/24
“DARK PRISONS – FINALE” It all comes down to this: Batman versus Batman! With Damian’s life—and the future of Gotham—hanging in the balance, nothing can prepare either version of the Dark Knight for what’s about to happen!

BATMAN #149

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art by MICHELE BANDINI
Cover by JORGE JIMÉNEZ
Variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant cover by BELEN ORTEGA
1:25 variant cover by DAN PANOSIAN
1:50 variant cover by STEVE LIEBER
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/18/24
“DARK PRISONS – EPILOGUE” When confronted with the totality of your life, and all the choices that led you to where you are, do you build on the ashes, or rise from them? The Batman who is left standing will have to answer this question quickly, as someone is already sifting through those ashes, with an eye toward saving the world!

WONDER WOMAN #10

Written by TOM KING
Art by DANIEL SAMPERE and BELÉN ORTEGA
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Variant covers by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO and DAXIONG
1:25 variant cover by JEFF SPOKES
DC Pride variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/18/24
This cat has claws! Cheetah enters the fray as the Sovereign recruits Diana’s greatest foe to deal the killing blow! Meanwhile, the Wonder Girls may have promised their mentor that they’d stay out of her fight, but well-behaved heroes seldom make history. Will they reach Diana before it’s too late? Plus, Trinity takes to the skies...literally!

ACTION COMICS #1066

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant covers by JORGE JIMÉNEZ and PAOLO RIVERA
1:25 variant cover by MARK SPEARS
DC Pride variant cover by BETSY COLA
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/18/24
HOUSE OF BRAINIAC Part Five! THE BRAINIAC QUEEN IS ALIVE! Now that Brainiac has created his masterpiece, all bets are off, and Superman and his family are witness to a cosmic horror unlike anything they’ve ever seen. As we learn the true history of Brainiac, the main man, Lobo, must choose what side he is on before all hell breaks loose!

SUPERMAN #15

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant covers by STJEPAN ŠEJIĆ, JOSHUA “SWAY” SWABY, and MIGUEL MERCADO
1:25 variant cover by DANNY EARLS
DC Pride variant cover by ANGEL SOLORZANO
$4.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/25/24
HOUSE OF BRAINIAC Part Six! FALL OF THE HOUSE OF BRAINIAC! Superman and Lex have figured out how to stop Brainiac and his Queen, but it will take a great sacrifice. Can they do the unthinkable to save their family and friends? This all leads directly into DC’s summer event…ABSOLUTE POWER!

POWER GIRL #10

Written by LEAH WILLIAMS
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JÚLIO FERREIRA
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant covers by NICOLA SCOTT and DAXIONG
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/25/24
Break out! Power Girl joins the Holliday Girls in this action-packed “House of Brainiac” tie-in! Goblin and his goons may have the neighborhood, but they’ll never break the spirit of our local hero and her new allies. With the biker gangs brawling, it’s now up to Crush and Paige to shut the Czarnians down for good. Can the power of brains, brawn, and beauty prevail?

SUICIDE SQUAD: DREAM TEAM #4

Written by NICOLE MAINES
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Variant cover by SWEENEY BOO
DC Pride variant cover by FATIMA WAJID
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/11/24
As the Dream Team’s story reaches its climax, Dreamer and her Suicide Squad take their one and only shot at preventing the future she’s predicted, in which Amanda Waller turns Gamorra into her own personal alien super-prison. Will Dreamer be able to save the day and abide by her superhero code, or will she have to embrace the Wall’s “greater good” philosophy and resolve to change the future by any means necessary?

GREEN LANTERN #12

Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by XERMANICO and KEVIN MAGUIRE
Cover by XERMANICO
Variant covers by EVAN “DOC” SHANER and GLEB MELNIKOV
1:25 variant cover by KERON GRANT
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/11/24
Having uncovered the truth behind the United Planets, Hal and the rest of the 2814 lanterns desperately try to escape the hands of the United Planets’ Lanterns, Ring Hunters, and the terrifying Unseen! Only a former ally gives Hal a chance of survival, but will they be too late to save him from certain doom?! Plus, Guy Gardner’s bogus Lobo adventure gets somehow even crazier. Don’t ask us how; we just work here.

TITANS #12

Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by LUCAS MEYER
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
Variant covers by MATT TAYLOR and LEE GARBETT
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/18/24
Hell comes for Blüdhaven! With the team on the ropes and Waller to blame, Nightwing and his allies must look within for the answers to their never-ending problems. Will Raven, the demon’s daughter, lead them to salvation or to slaughter at the hands of her father, Trigon?

GREEN ARROW #13

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
Cover by PHIL HESTER
Variant cover by TIRSO CONS
DC Pride variant cover by A.L. KAPLAN
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/25/24
Oliver Queen has become an AGENT OF AMANDA WALLER. Roy and the rest of the Green Arrow family want to know why Green Arrow would betray his family and friends and choose to work with Amanda Waller and her deadly plans for the heroes and villains of the DC Universe!


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