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DC Comics 'The New 52' - Week Four preview

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We have arrived at the final week of DC Comics' ambitious relaunch project 'The New 52', which began one month ago with the debut of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's sold-out Justice League #1.

'The New 52' continues this week with the long-awaited release of George Perez's Superman #1, Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns's take on Aquaman, and the first issue of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's The Flash.

Check out the full DC Comics listings for this week's 'New 52' titles below:

Superman #1
The New 52 - Superman
Written by George Perez
Art by Jesus Merino and George Perez

The new adventures of Superman begin here! What is The Man of Steel's startling new status quo? How does it affect Lois Lane and The Daily Planet? There's no time for answers now, because Superman must stop a monstrous threat to Metropolis - one that he somehow is the cause of!

Aquaman #1
The New 52 - Aquaman
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

The superstar creators from Blackest Night and Brightest Day reunite to take Aquaman to amazing new depths! Aquaman has renounced the throne of Atlantis - but the sea will not release Arthur Curry so easily. Now, from a forgotten corner of the ocean emerges… The Trench! A broken race of creatures that should not exist, an unspeakable need driving them, The Trench will be the most talked-about new characters in the DC Universe!

The Flash #1
The New 52 - The Flash
Written by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
Art by Francis Manapul

The Fastest Man Alive returns to his own monthly series from the writer/artist team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato! The Flash knows he can't be everywhere at once, but what happens when he faces an all-new villain who really can! As if that's not bad enough, this villain is a close friend!

Teen Titans #1
The New 52 - A-Star Western
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund

Tim Drake, Batman's former sidekick, is back in action when an international organisation seeks to capture, kill or co-opt super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he's going to have to team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and the hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash to stand any chance at all against a living, breathing weapon with roots in another world!

The Fury of Firestorm #1
The New 52 - The Fury of Firestorm
Written by Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone
Art by Yildiray Cinar

Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond. These two high school students are worlds apart - and now they're drawn into a conspiracy of super-science that bonds them forever in a way they can't explain or control. The dark secrets of the murderous Dog Team and its Firestorm Protocol force them to put aside their differences to confront a threat so terrifying that it may lead to a new Cold War!

The Savage Hawkman #1
The New 52 - The Savage Hawkman
Written by Tony S. Daniel
Art by Philip Tan

Carter Hall's skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archaeologist who specialises in alien ruins - but will the doctor's latest discovery spread an alien plague through New York City? No matter the personal cost, Carter Hall must don his wings and become the new, savage Hawkman to survive!

Batman: The Dark Knight #1
The New 52 - Batman The Dark Knight
Written by David Finch
Art by David Finch and Richard Friend

The Dark Knight struggles against a deadly - yet strangely familiar - foe in this phenomenal debut issue from superstar writer/artist David Finch. As a mysterious figure slinks through the halls of Arkham Asylum, Batman must fight his way through a gauntlet of psychos, and Bruce Wayne faces the unexpected legal ramifications of Batman Incorporated!

Green Lantern: New Guardians #1
The New 52 - Green Lantern New Guardians
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Tyler Kirkham and Batt

Kyle Rayner has assembled the most powerful team in all the universe, selected from the full spectrum of corps. But can he even keep this volatile group together?

Justice League Dark #1
The New 52 - Justice League Dark
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Mikel Janin

The witch known as The Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing forces that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. And if those heroes can't handle the job, who will stand against this mystical madness? Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna and John Constantine may be our only hope - but how can we put our trust in beings whose very presence makes ordinary people break out in a cold sweat?

I, Vampire #1
The New 52 - I, Vampire
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art by Andrea Sorrentino

For hundreds of years, vampire Andrew Stanton kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of the Damned. But now that truce has reached a bloody end and Andrew must do everything in his power to stop Mary and her dark forces from going on a killing spree - and she plans to start with the heroes of the DCU!

Voodoo #1
The New 52 - Voodoo
Written by Ron Marz
Art by Sami Basri

Who is Voodoo? Is she hero, villain - or both? Learn the truth about Priscilla Kitaen as she leaves a trail of violence across America. Discover the new DCU through her eyes, because the things she sees are not always what they seem…

Blackhawks #1
The New 52 - Blackhawks
Written by Mike Costa
Art by Ken Lashley

Welcome to a world waging a new kind of war that's faster and more brutal than ever before. It's fought by those who would make the innocent their targets, using computers, smart weapons and laser-guided missiles. The new enemy is hard to find - and closer to home than we think. Between us and them stand the Blackhawks, an elite force of military specialists equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles. Their mission: Kill the bad guys before they kill us.

All-Star Western #1
The New 52 - A-Star Western
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Moritat

Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant - and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex's special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer?

This week's DC Comics 'The New 52' titles will be on sale from September 28.

> Read our review of Superman #1
> Read our review of I, Vampire #1
> Read our review of Batman #1
> Read our review of Wonder Woman #1

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