TALON #1Media Release -- This October, DC Entertainment will publish #1 issues of four new DC Universe – The New 52 titles: THE PHANTOM STRANGER, SWORD OF SORCERY, TALON and TEAM 7!

These issues will be solicited in the August Previews with a special returnability offer for qualifying retailers.

In THE PHANTOM STRANGER #1 (AUG120209), written by Dan DiDio and illustrated by Brent Anderson and Scott Hanna, The Phantom Stranger strikes a bargain with Lord Trigon that will have serious repercussions in the DC Universe! And from afar, Pandora watches!

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #1 features a cover by Brent Anderson and a 1:25 variant cover by Shane Davis. It is scheduled to arrive in stores on October 3.

To qualify for returnability on this issue, your orders at FOC on must be equal to or greater than 75 percent of your FOC orders on the standard edition of GREEN LANTERN #11 (MAY120242).

In SWORD OF SORCERY #1 (AUG120211), Amethyst returns as Amy Winston learns that she can transform into Princess Amaya, protector of Gemworld! But there's bad news, too: It seems her family wants to kill her! This lead story is written by Christy Marx and illustrated by Aaron Lopresti.

This issue also features a backup story written by Tony Bedard and illustrated by Jesus Saiz that spotlights the brutality of Beowulf!

SWORD OF SORCERY #1 features a cover by Aaron Lopresti and a 1:25 variant cover by Ryan Sook. It is scheduled to arrive in stores on October 17.

To qualify for returnability on this issue, your orders at FOC on must be equal to or greater than 75 percent of your FOC orders on the standard edition of GREEN LANTERN #11 (MAY120242).

In TALON #1 (AUG120173), written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by Guillem March, after many years on the run, Calvin Rose returns to Gotham City to investigate the fallout from "Night of the Owls"! But can the Court of Owls finally be defeated? Could Calvin have the one thing he's been seeking his entire life: his freedom?

TALON #1 features a cover by Guillem March, a 1:25 variant cover by Trevor McCarthy and a 1:200 B&W variant cover by March. It is scheduled to arrive in stores on October 24.

To qualify for returnability on this issue, your orders at FOC on must be equal to or greater than 75 percent of your FOC orders on the standard edition of GREEN LANTERN #11 (MAY120242).

In TEAM 7 #1 (AUG120222), written by Justin Jordan and illustrated by Jesus Merino, learn how the secret wars of the New 52 were fought by TEAM 7 in these early adventures of Deathstroke, Black Canary, Grifter, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor and others!

TEAM 7 #1 features a cover by Doug Mahnke and a 1:25 variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. It is scheduled to arrive in stores on October 10.