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New DC comic books return to stores on April 28

The company says there’s business to be done and stories to tell

Lois Lane on the cover of Lois Lane #1, DC Comics (2019). Mike Perkins/DC Comics
Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

After a month’s absence, due to a major interruption in their distribution pipeline, DC Comics will resume publishing monthly issues in April. The company announced the first three weeks of a new, reduced schedule in a press release today.

“After surveying more than 2,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada,” reads the release, “it became clear that many comic book store owners are finding new and creative ways to get books to the fans who want them.”

When DC announced that it would pause releases on all of its print comics on March 28, the company also indicated that it would be looking into alternate distribution models. That statement came days after Diamond Comic Distributors — exclusive product distributor for DC, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and more — announced that it would be closing its warehouses until further notice due to coronavirus-related shutdowns. Diamond announced today that it was tentatively planning a “mid- to late-May” return to function.

Here are the new books DC plans to release:

Tuesday, April 28

  • Daphne Byrne #4

Daphne gains a new ally as she continues to wrestle with the malevolent forces within her!

  • The Dreaming #20

The unbelievable finale to Si Spurrier and Bilquis Evely’s epic tale from the Sandman Universe!

  • Batman GIANT #4

Classic stories from the world of The Dark Knight, plus an all-new chapter of the original story “Concrete Jungle,” by Mark Russell (Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles) and Ryan Benjamin!

Tuesday, May 5

  • Batman and the Outsiders #12
  • DC Super Stars #17 (Facsimile Edition)
  • The Flash #753
  • The Green Lantern Season Two #3
  • Hawkman #23
  • House of Whispers #20
  • Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #4

Tuesday, May 12

  • Harley Quinn #72
  • Justice League #44
  • Justice League Odyssey #20
  • Lois Lane #10
  • Metal Men #6

Update: On April 28, DC released their upcoming release schedule for May 19 and May 26, as follows:

Tuesday, May 19

  • DCeased: Unkillables #3 (of 3)
  • The Dollhouse Family #6 (of 6)
  • The Flash GIANT #4
  • Plunge #3 (of 6)
  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #10 (of 12)
  • Red Hood: Outlaw #45
  • Wonder Woman #755
  • Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3 (3rd Printing)

Tuesday, May 26

  • Aquaman #59
  • Basketful of Heads #7 (of 7)
  • Batman Beyond #43
  • Books of Magic #19
  • The Flash #754
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Mulitverse #6 (of 6)
  • Justice League #45
  • The Low, Low Woods #5
  • MAD Magazine #13
  • Our Fighting Forces GIANT #1
  • Suicide Squad #5
  • Teen Titans #41
  • The Terrifics #27
  • Wonder Woman GIANT #4

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