Available July 1, Monthly Anthology Titles Combine All-New Stories by Top DC Writers with Classic Tales from DC’s Deep History

Original Stories Featuring Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Dan Jurgens and Tim Seeley

12-Part Superman Story by Tom King and 12-Part Batman Story by Brian Michael Bendis to Follow in September

 (June 22, 2018 – Burbank, CA, and Bentonville, AR) – This summer, Walmart shoppers will receive a personal invitation to discover the lore behind their favorite DC experiences as DC Entertainment announced today that a series of “giant” monthly comics will be sold exclusively in more than 3,000 participating Walmart stores around the country.

Available for $4.99, each 100-page anthology features all-new stories written exclusively for these books by some of DC’s top creative talents, including Tom King (BATMAN, MISTER MIRACLE, HEROES IN CRISIS), Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS, BATMAN BEYOND), Brian Michael Bendis (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, THE MAN OF STEEL), Andy Kubert (NEW CHALLENGERS) and others. Each title will also include additional story arcs drawn from fan-favorite DC eras such as the New 52, Rebirth and the New Age of DC Heroes.

Each of the four titles – SUPERMAN GIANT, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA GIANT, BATMAN GIANT and TEEN TITANS GIANT – will arrive in stores by July 1. Beginning in August, the Superman and Justice League of America titles will arrive in week one of each month, with the second pair, Batman and Teen Titans, arriving approximately two weeks later.

 “We are extraordinarily excited about working with Walmart to expand the reach of our books,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio.  “These new monthly books combine new and accessible stories with reprints of classic comic series. It’s a great way for new readers to get into comics and follow the characters they’ve grown to love in TV and film.”

The debut title lineup includes:


SUPERMAN GIANT #1 features chapter one of the two-part “Endurance,” an original story written by Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN, ACTION COMICS) with art by Tom Derenick (HARLEY QUINN, CYBORG, BATMAN/SUPERMAN). The Daily Planet sends Clark Kent to Tornado Alley to do a story on the area, but when the storm hits, it turns out that this mild-mannered reporter is more helpful as Superman.

The issue also includes:

THE TERRIFICS #1­ (2018) – From this year’s New Age of Heroes and born of the events of DC’s hit series DARK NIGHTS: METAL. Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl are a team of heroes bound together by fate and united by the spirit of exploration and discovery. Together these heroes plumb the depths of the fantastic to learn what it means to become family.

GREEN LANTERN #1 (2005) – Written by best-selling writer Geoff Johns with art by Ethan Van Sciver and Carlos Pacheco, this first chapter launches the fan-favorite three-part story “No Fear,” in which Hal Jordan makes his return to the DC Universe as the Green Lantern, casting the light of justice on the darkest corners of Space Sector 2814.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #1 (2003) – The iconic fan-favorite story arc, “Public Enemies,” returns, courtesy of writer Jeph Loeb, with artists Ed McGuinness and Tim Sale. Batman and Superman unite when President Lex Luthor accuses the Man of Steel of a crime against humanity and assembles a top-secret team of powerhouse heroes to bring Superman in by any means necessary.

September’s SUPERMAN GIANT #3 features Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King’s first return to the Man of Steel since his poignant and heartfelt tribute story, “For Tomorrow,” in the pages of ACTION COMICS #1000. Together with DC Master Class artist Andy Kubert, this powerhouse team will take readers on a new 12-part adventure titled “Up in the Sky!” When a little girl is kidnapped and taken from Earth, Superman embarks on a galaxy-spanning mission to find the perpetrators…but has to decide what lengths he will go to in order to save one life!


In this original six-part Teen Titans story by Dan Jurgens with art by Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher and Jim Charalampidis, the Teen Titans’ pizza dinner is interrupted by the introduction of a new villain, the Disruptor. Teaming up with the Fearsome Five and working as an agent of H.I.V.E., he had one mission: kill the Teen Titans! The battle spills onto the streets of San Francisco, putting its citizens at risk, while H.I.V.E. uses this distraction to begin their plan for world conquest!

Additional issue #1 stories include:

SUPER SONS #1 (2017) – From DC’s smash-hit Rebirth event, writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Jorge Jimenez reintroduce the sons of Superman and Batman, Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, in part one of “When I Grow Up.” As Robin, Damian’s more than ready to take his place at the heroes’ table and has zero plans to wait his turn. And he’s dragging Superman’s son along for the trip, whether Jon likes it or not!

SIDEWAYS #1 (2018) – Also from the New Age of Heroes, this story written by Dan DiDio with art by Kenneth Rocafort introduces fans to high schooler Derek James who, during the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, has acquired powers from the Dark Multiverse and stepped into the role of superhero! But when cracks begin to appear in the space-time continuum, he soon learns that with that much power comes even greater liability!

TEEN TITANS #1 (2003) – Written by best-selling author Geoff Johns with art by Mike McKone. Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy welcome in a new roster of young heroes to train to defend humanity—Wonder Girl, Impulse and a Superboy who’s been cloned from Superman’s DNA!


Batman is on the case of a missing girl in “One More Chance,” an all-new story by writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Patrick “Patch” Zircher. Batman is the world’s greatest detective, but what happens when the trail in his newest case leads him back to a place from his past that he never expected to revisit?

BATMAN GIANT #1 also includes:

BATMAN #608 (2002) – Written by Jeph Loeb with art by comics icon Jim Lee, issue #608 kicks off “Batman: Hush,” one of the most popular storylines in the Dark Knight’s fabled history. When Batman sets out to unmask the mystery character wreaking havoc in his life, he teams up with an unexpected ally (Catwoman) and finds himself facing off against not only his deadliest foes, but some of the toughest characters in the DC Universe, including Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and even Superman!

NIGHTWING #1 (2011) – From DC’s New 52, this story by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Eddy Barrows debuted a new look for Dick Grayson as he dives into a tale of murder, mystery and superhuman evil against the backdrop of Haley’s Circus, the place that started him on his path from acrobat to orphan to sidekick and ultimately superhero!

HARLEY QUINN #1 (2011) – Also from the New 52, writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Amanda Conner break Harley Quinn out of The Joker’s shadow with all the force of a giant mallet!

Beginning with BATMAN GIANT #3 in September, superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis makes his DC debut on the Dark Knight with a 12-part story, “Universe.” Batman’s run-in with the Riddler leads the Caped Crusader into a mystery that spans the globe!


Justice League member Wonder Woman is spotlighted in “The Conversion,” an all-new story from NIGHTWING writer Tim Seeley and artists Rick Leonardi and Steve Buccellato. In this single-issue story, Wonder Woman comes face to face with Ares, god of war—who sees her as a promising new recruit!

JUSTICE LEAGUE GIANT #1 also includes:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (2011) – From the incomparable team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee comes this version of the League from the New 52. In this alternative spin on the union of Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, superheroes are a strange and new phenomenon. The mysterious Batman discovers a dark evil that requires him to unite these reluctant heroes to protect Earth from a cosmic-level threat!

THE FLASH #1 (2011) – In this New 52 version of the Fastest Man Alive, writer Brian Buccellato and artist Francis Manapul introduce Barry Allen to a villain who not only can be everywhere at once, but is also a close friend of the Scarlet Speedster!

AQUAMAN #1 (2011) – Award-winning writer Geoff Johns and dynamic artist Ivan Reis team up on this story from the New 52! Aquaman has given up the throne of Atlantis, but the sea still has plans for Arthur Curry as a broken race of undersea creatures, the Trench, emerges from the ocean depths, bent on destroying the surface world!

In issue #2, Seeley teams up with artists Felipe Watanabe and Chris Sotomayor on “Mother’s Day,” a stand-alone story where Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island for the first time since her exile, only to find that the Amazons – and Queen Hippolyta – have been abducted by Echidna, the mythological Mother of Monsters, with a brood of unstoppable beasts as children!

Issue #3 begins another original 12-part Wonder Woman story by HARLEY QUINN co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti called “Come Back to Me.” When Steve Trevor’s plane crashes on an island outside of time itself, it’s up to Wonder Woman to rescue him from this mysterious land, full of monsters, dinosaurs and some very surprising citizens.


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Here are the details from Previews on the upcoming Flash Giant 3:

This issue includes these new stories:
"The Accelerated and the Infinitesial," a 16-page story written by Gail Simone with art by Clayton Henry. (Judging from the cover, this is an Atom team-up... maybe involving Chronos?)
Temporal travesties and wreaking havoc on the streets of Central city, and the Flash needs an extra pair of hands to keep the city safe-he just didn't realize how tiny those hands would be!
"The Pied Piper's Refrain," an 8-page story written by Josh Trujillo with art by Andie Tong
With Central City overrun by rodents, the Flash sets out to collar the obvious culprit-but is the Scarlet Speedster's assumption about the Pied Piper correct?
New cover by V Ken Marion and Sandu Florea
Plus, these reprint tales:
"Gorilla Warfare Part Three: Flash Forward," from The Flash #15 (2013)
"Erasure," from Green Arrow #2 (2016)
"The Past Is Another Country," from Blue Beetle #3 (2006)

The Giants line might finally be getting some older reprinted material. Dan Didio addressed retailers on Facebook today, and one of the things he said was:

“Another way we’re looking at as an entry point for new readers. One of the things I’m looking at with the Giants is going further back in the catalogue. We still have a lot of material that have easy entry and standalone stories. The purpose behind each of the Giants is very clear-it’s our key franchises, key characters, characters that are tied into movies or other initiatives that might create general interest, for people that want to be able to pick something up at a low price and get a good reading experience.”

Call me old-fashioned, but I would have thought that "people that want to be able to pick something up at a low price and get a good reading experience" means, you know, everybody?

You'd think. But the sprawling mega-epics must be serving an audience too.

And hey: the first Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant should be available in comic shops on Wednesday. (And if I have my timing right, the second one will show up in Walmarts on Sunday.)

Just checking: Did anyone see Crisis Giant #1 in their comic store today? It wasn't in mine. 

Also, here are the details from Previews on Wonder Woman Giant #3. We should be getting Swamp Thing Giant #3 details next week, and later this week we'll get April's lineup of Giants. I wonder if the wildcard next month will finally be DC War Giant, to have it be on sale in Walmarts for Memorial Day. That's how I'd do it, if I were running the ship. Load it up with Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, Losers, and Haunted Tank stories!

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Kolins (A) Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Scott Kolins (CA) Chad Hardin

This issue includes these new stories:
o "Planned Extinction," a 16-page story written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Daniel Sampere and Juan Albarran
Wonder Woman thinks she's saved the day when she stops an asteroid from crashing into the Earth-but a fragment of it lands near the shores of Gorilla City, unleashing an alien horror upon the unsuspecting simians. Now the Amazing Amazon must stop the creature before the entire gorilla race is destroyed!
o "Couldn't Live," an 8-page story written and illustrated by Scott Kolins
Steve Trevor finds himself in over his head while trying to help Wonder Woman on a mission-but is he doing it for the right reasons, or just trying to prove something to himself?
o New cover by Chad Hardin
Plus, these reprint tales:
o "Year One Part 3," from Wonder Woman #6 (2012)
o "Secret Origin Part 3," from Green Lantern #31 (2008)
o "The Catalyst Part 3: The Path of the Heart," from Sword of Sorcery #2 (2012)

It was in mine. There was only one left, and I didn't grab it. I saw the artist was Tom Derenick and Marc Guggenheim was writing and I just thought, "meh..." And I already had all of the rest of the material, so it was a no-brainer for me to leave it on the shelf for someone who really wanted it.

Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) said:

Just checking: Did anyone see Crisis Giant #1 in their comic store today? It wasn't in mine. 

DC's Diamond solicitations for April 2020 are up, and there aren't any DC Giants listed. I'm not sure if this is a glitch (the solicitation details are always super late, arriving just before final order cutoff) or if there's a change in the publishing schedule (either they're being cancelled or going back to just being at walmarts, etc.). I'll keep an eye out for info.

Finally found some copies of the new batch (and some of last month's) at a Walmart. So here's the upcoming comic-shop schedule:

Feb 5: Batman 3
Feb 12: Flash 3
Feb 19: Wonder Woman 3
Feb 26: Swamp Thing 3, Crisis 2

March 4: Superman 2
March 11: Aquaman 3
March 18: Titans 1
March 25: From Beyond the Unknown 1

The books that have yet to arrive at Walmart are Crisis 2, and everything in the second set. They should arrive mid-February.

There were no solicitations for April books in this month's Previews, so I'm wondering if the books will be continued past the ones on this list. Previous "continued" blurbs for the reprints would often direct the reader to the next Giant, or, in the case of a cancellation of the feature, say something like "the story continues in the Batman: Death of the Family trade paperbacks!" But in the issues I picked up today, a brief flip-through just gets a bunch of "To be continued"s not leading to anywhere specific. 

In other words, the Magic 8-Ball is still saying "Outlook Hazy," no matter how many times I shake it.  

UPDATE: Just read the lead (new) story in Flash Giant #3, and it's continued, so that's a good sign for there being more. 


You can add the Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey special to the "At Walmart" list.

Or at least, I saw it at my local store along with everything else on your first list but Crisis 2.

It was there for me, too, Lee. It got left off my list since it also supposedly arrived at comic shops this week. No Giants are scheduled for the LCS next week, and then the following week is Batman.

Also, I saw a Facebook post that Crisis Giant 2 is available at Walmarts now. It's got the Flash cover from issue 8. 

I'm not about to hazard any guesses as to the new contents for Part 2, but I figure the reprints will include the original Crisis 8 (confirmed by Rob) and probably issue 12 too.

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