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‘Batman: The Return Of Bruce Wayne’ Begins In April

This mini-series should surprise no one as it was an inevitable question of when, not if. The Source announced today that April brings Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1, the first in a six issue mini-series written by Grant Morrison. The art on the first issue is being handled by Chris Sprouse and it sounds like other artists will be handling the other five issues.

The series is being described as “Lost in the timestream, believed to be dead by his friends and enemies alike, Bruce Wayne must use every bit of intelligence, every ounce of strength and training he’s acquired over the years to find his way back to the city, and adopted family of vigilantes, he’d left behind. Blasted by the mysterious and powerful Omega Effect in the pages of FINAL CRISIS during a deadly battle with the malevolent New God Darkseid, Bruce Wayne must battle back through the waves of time to reclaim what was his – his city, his life…his cowl?”

Below are a couple of concept sketches by Andy Kubert (click each to enlarge). Pirate Batman? Yeah, I’m in! more soon!

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DC Comics Full Solicitations For November 2009

It’s that time again as DC Comics releases there solicitation copy and images, this time for product shipping in November. Things continue to not go well for the DC Universe as a whole as Blackest Night continues its relentless march, but the villain behind it all stands revealed. Lots of other happenings occur in all corners of the DCU this month as well, so consult the full list and update your subscriptions/pull lists accordingly!


Blackest Night
Batman
Superman
DC Universe
Collected Editions
Johnny DC
Wildstorm
Vertigo
CMX
DC Direct


BLN Cv5 (Custom)BLACKEST NIGHT #5
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

The moment you’ve hungered for finally arrives! Who controls death in the DC Universe? NEKRON – Lord of the Undead! The dark being behind the undead Black Lanterns makes his presence and purpose known, and our heroes discover they’re not only fighting for their lives, but their after-lives as well. Don’t miss this game-changing issue from superstar writer Geoff Johns and stellar artist Ivan Reis!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). For every 100 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 25 • 5 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GL-Cv48 (Custom)GREEN LANTERN #48
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Variant cover by Rags Morales

BLACKEST NIGHT continues! Agent Orange and his Orange Lanterns face off against the Black Lantern Corps, and Larfleeze finds himself wanting something he never has before: Help. Meanwhile, Saint Walker comes face-to-face with the one being in the universe he has no patience for – Sinestro!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rags Morales). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

GLCOR Cv42 (Custom)GREEN LANTERN CORPS #42
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Greg Horn

BLACKEST NIGHT intensifies! The Green Lanterns’ epic fight to preserve Oa and the Central Power Battery from being consumed by the Black Lanterns continues. While the Corps faces the most desperate moment in its entire history, a new threat materializes that will shake them to their very souls.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Greg Horn). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ADVCS Cv4 (Custom)ADVENTURE COMICS #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Co-feature written by Geoff Johns & Michael Shoemaker
Art by Jerry Ordway
Co-feature art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Jerry Ordway and Francis Manapul
Variant cover by Francis Manapul

The return of Superboy! Superboy-Prime, that is! The grasp of BLACKEST NIGHT knows no bounds, and it is now at the doorstep of Superboy-Prime. Believe it or not, Prime has met his match. The Black Lanterns know his deepest, darkest secrets and force Prime to feel emotions he’s long discarded. Plus, in the Legion of Super-Heroes co-feature, Dawnstar is on the trail of the person – or people – who have been causing so much trouble for the Legion. But does she get too close to the truth? Her Legion teammate Wildfire comes to her rescue, but are the duo able to discover just who is behind this villainous plot to destroy the known universe?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jerry Ordway and Francis Manapul), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul and renamed and renumbered ADVENTURE COMICS #507). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BOOG Cv26 (Custom)BOOSTER GOLD #26
Written by Dan Jurgen and Matt Sturges
Art by Dan Jurgens, Mike Norton
& Norm Rapmund
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

What’s blue and gold and bloody all over? This BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue! Booster Gold’s worst fears are realized when Ted Kord comes back as a Black Lantern intent on killing his former best friend. Good thing there’s another Blue Beetle around to help…but will Jaime Reyes be too late to save Booster’s life?
On sale November 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

 

DPatrol 4 (Custom)DOOM PATROL #4
Written by Keith Giffen
Co-feature written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Justiniano & Livesay
Co-feature art by Kevin Maguire
Cover by Justiniano & Andrew Mangum

When BLACKEST NIGHT falls, skeletons start coming out of the closets — and no one has more skeletons in his closet than Niles Caulder, founder of the Doom Patrol. Caulder has been playing god for years, and the time for a reckoning has come. The Doom Patrol thought they knew darkness. Find out how wrong they were in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue!

Meanwhile, in the Metal Men co-feature, trendy meets grotesque when the robots battle a group of living mannequins.
On sale November 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JLA Cv39 (Custom)JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #39
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Mark Bagley

The BLACKEST NIGHT darkens the skies over the Justice League in this important tie-in issue! Can the team get it together in time to survive the return of the undead Dr. Light? Or will his now-shadowy evil strangle everybody where they stand?
On sale November 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

 

 

SMBM Cv66 (Custom)SUPERMAN/BATMAN #66
Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins

The Blackest Night blankets the world of Superman and Batman yet again! But this time it’s not what you think! Get ready for a team-up of epic proportions as Bizarro and Man-Bat face down the undead power of Black Lantern Solomon Grundy!
On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

REBELS10 (Custom)R.E.B.E.L.S. #10
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

It’s an oversized BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue as the Black Lanterns fight the Sinestro Corps with the R.E.B.E.L.S. caught in the middle! While super-jerk Vril Dox and his team of renegades plot to stop Starro the Conqueror’s rampage, they’re forced to confront this major battle raging in space! Dox is in trouble, too, because these particular Black Lanterns wanted to kill him when they were alive!
On sale November 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

 

TTitans 77 (Custom)TEEN TITANS #77
Written by J.T. Krul
Co-feature written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & Júlio Ferreira
Cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

It’s a return of the teenage dead in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue! There’s certainly no shortage of dead Teen Titans, so when the Black Lanterns come a-calling, old teammates return with a vengeance! It’s a Titan’s worst nightmare come true!
On sale November 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

 

OUT Cv24 (Custom)THE OUTSIDERS #24
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Fernando Pasarin & Jay Leisten
Cover by Tom Mandrake

Prepare for another mind-blowing BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in. Spinning out of BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS, the dead rise to dine on the flesh of the living! It’s brother vs. undead sister when Black Lantern Terra comes to claim the still-beating hearts of Geo-Force
and the rest of the Outsiders!
On sale November 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

 


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BMROB Cv6 (Custom)BATMAN and ROBIN #6
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Frank Quitely
Variant cover by Philip Tan

In the startling conclusion to “The Revenge of the Red Hood,” Gotham’s new “protector” reveals his identity to Batman – and surprisingly poses a heart-stopping question to Dick Grayson about the future of Bruce Wayne! Plus, Robin at the mercy of Scarlet!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Frank Quitely), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Philip Tan). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BM Cv693 (Custom)BATMAN #693
Written by Tony Daniel
Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea
Cover by Tony Daniel

Pandemonium breaks out at the inaugural ceremony of the new Arkham Asylum. Will the combined forces of Oracle, Huntress and Catwoman be enough help for Batman? Plus, the debuts of both the Gotham Shield Committee and Black Mask’s Ministry of Death!
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

DTC Cv859 (Custom)DETECTIVE COMICS #859
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by JH Williams III
Co-feature art by Cully Hamner
Cover by JH Williams III
Variant cover by Jock

Batwoman’s origin continues! In “Go!” part 2, Kate Kane is outed and forced to leave West Point. When she lands in Gotham City, she meets officer Renee Montoya and has a fateful encounter with The Dark Knight that will forever change her life!

The case may be closed closed, but questions remain in The Question’s co-feature. And Renee won’t stop until she has the answers! When a new lead points to the Sicilian mafia, The Question turns to an expert for assistance. But can she trust the Huntress to be professional when family rears its ugly head?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by JH Williams III), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Jock). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

AZR Cv2 (Custom)AZRAEL #2
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Ramon Bachs & John Stanisci
Cover by Jock

The White Ghost presents a trial to the new Azrael: save an Angel or condemn a Devil! While it may sound like a simple choice, Azrael has to decide if the perceived saint is a sinner or if the sinner is an innocent man. And what if the architect of the experiment, Ra’s al Ghul, is secretly testing all those involved to see who can best serve as his ultimate Dark Knight?
On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

ARKHAM2 (Custom)ARKHAM REBORN #2
Written by David Hine
Art by Jeremy Haun
Cover by Frazer Irving

Jeremiah Arkham’s dream for a new asylum is rapidly turning into a nightmare as he is forced to call in Batman to put down a riot. But who or what is behind the sabotage? Is it possible that the asylum itself is inflicting its own retribution on the inmates? Find out in this 3-issue miniseries from the BATTLE FOR THE COWL: ARKHAM ASYLUM creative team of writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun!
On sale November 25 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

GCSirens Cv6 (Custom)GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #6
Written by Paul Dini
Art and cover by Guillem March

Now that Mr. J’s secret is out in the open, will the girls’ reaction take them to the point of no return? And will Harley Quinn ever be
the same?
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

BG Cv4 (Custom)BATGIRL #4
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Art by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott
Cover by Phil Noto

It’s Batgirl’s first night on the job, and as she’ll soon learn, it takes a lot more to wear the mantle of the Bat than she originally thought – especially when she has to juggle patrol, the police and a frat party!
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

BMStreetsGotham 6 (Custom)BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #6
Written by Chris Yost
Co-feature written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Co-feature art by Jeremy Haun
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Huntress and Man-Bat are held captive by a priest driven to the edge of sanity by Gotham City itself! It’s everything Huntress can do to keep the madman from killing them both, because that’s exactly what he believes the voice of God is telling him to do in the conclusion of the 2-part “Leviathan.”

And in the Manhunter co-feature, Kate’s hot on the trail of Two-Face, but her dear old friend Dylan is caught right in the middle. Can she apprehend Two-Face before Dylan gets caught in the crossfire? And what exactly is Dylan up to?
On sale November 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

RROB Cv6 (Custom)RED ROBIN #6
Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Marcus To
Cover by Marcus To & Ray McCarthy

All across Europe, the hunt is on as Red Robin and the League of Assassins go after the Council of Spiders. But why is Tim Drake working with Ra’s al Ghul? It’s Red Robin versus the assassin-killer known as Recluse, while Tam Fox finds herself the prisoner of the White Ghost. Back in Gotham City, trouble by the name of Vicki Vale threatens everything Bruce Wayne built as Batman. Rising star Marcus To debuts as new regular artist as “Council of Spiders” continues!
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

BMUnseen Cv3 (Custom)BATMAN: THE UNSEEN #3-4
Written by Doug Moench
Art and cover by Kelley Jones

The Invisible Man has gone on a killing spree, and only The Dark Knight can hope to end his reign of terror in issues #3 and #4 of this 5-issue miniseries. But how can Batman stop a man he can’t see? And what is the Invisible Man’s ultimate goal? Be here to find out as The Caped Crusader finally deduces the identity of the Invisible Man and the villain’s next victim: Bruce Wayne!
Issue #3 on sale November 4; issue #4 on sale November 18 • 3 and 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

BMCON Cv36 (Custom)BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #36-37
Written by Royal McGraw
Art and covers by Marcos Marz

A new arc titled “Blackhawk Down” begins with a bang as Wayne Industries collaborator Blackhawk Industries has valuable information stolen right under Batman’s nose! An investigation leads him to Poland and a giant robot, but The Dark Knight will have to enlist the help of Lady Blackhawk to solve the case.
Issue #36 on sale November 4; issue #37 on sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 


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SMSO Cv3 (Custom)SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #3
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal
Covers by Gary Frank

So long, Smallville; hello, Metropolis! Join Geoff Johns and Gary Frank as they explore a very different Metropolis from the one we currently know – one that has yet to experience life with Superman as its protector. Witness the transformative power one person can have on a city as young Clark Kent joins The Daily Planet, and Superman takes to the skies and gives everyone a reason to look up. Over the years, Superman has come to mean everything to Metropolis, but be here to learn why Metropolis means everything to Superman!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 25 • 3 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

AC Cv883 (Custom)ACTION COMICS #883
Written by Greg Rucka
Co-feature written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pere Pérez
Co-feature art by CAFU
Cover by CAFU

Since “Codename: Patriot,” Earth’s hatred for Kryptonians has only escalated – which is what makes it so odd that Nightwing and Flamebird pick now to become public Super Heroes! Meanwhile, Lois Lane finally meets with the man she thought long dead – her father, General Lane. But he has a message to deliver to his journalist daughter: “You’re either with us or against us.”

And in part 5 of the new co-feature, Captain Atom, now back on Earth and knowing the truth about his mission, must face an old foe – his archenemy, Major Disaster!
On sale November 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SM Cv694 (Custom)SUPERMAN #694
Written by James Robinson
Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez
Cover by CAFU

Kicking off a new 5-issue storyline that will rocket readers all the way to the monumental SUPERMAN #700! Mon-El makes his triumphant return to Metropolis with a new look and a determined manner just in time to combat the unstoppable fury of Bizarro. But with his powers phasing in and out, will the new Mon-El be able to save his city even with the help of the Guardian and Metropolis’s Science Police?
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

SMWNK Cv9 (Custom)SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #9
Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Mark Buckingham

Humans and Kryptonians are the only two races in our solar system, right? Wrong! Jemm, Son of Saturn, ruler of the super-powered Saturnian race, arrives in Kandor demanding answers to New Krypton’s recent actions – answers he intends to get even if he has to fight his way through Commander Kal-El and the entire Kryptonian army!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Mark Buckingham). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 4 • 9 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SG Cv47 (Custom)SUPERGIRL #47
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal
Cover by Joshua Middleton

Supergirl has finally brought Reactron back to New Krypton so he can be held accountable for murdering her father, Zor-El. While the debate about what to do with him rages among the people of New Krypton, the planet’s ruler – and Supergirl’s mother – remains unsure. Should Alura have Reactron executed? And will Supergirl allow it to happen if her mother decides to go that route?
On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

WF Cvr2 (Custom)WORLD’S FINEST #2
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Fernando Dagnino
Covers by Phil Noto

Following a trail of experimental equipment that was stolen from WayneTech, the new Robin finds himself in Metropolis and face-to-face with the straight-laced Guardian. But when Parasite and Mr. Freeze appear, the two heroes will have to band together to capture the villains and retrieve the missing tech. What are the villains really after, though, and who is pulling their strings?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers, both by Phil Noto, that can be ordered separately. Cover A will feature Guardian and Mr. Freeze. Cover B will feature Robin and Parasite. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 25 • 2 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 


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Bat-Doc savage1 (Custom)BATMAN/DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL #1
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Phil Noto
Sketchbook material and variant cover by Rags Morales
Cover by JG Jones

Doc Savage returns to DC Comics…and comes face-to-fist with the Batman! Superstar scribe Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER) and the breathtaking art of Phil Noto combine to shine the first light on a shadowy new version of the DC Universe, where the thugs run rampant, corruption runs deep, and even heroes can’t be trusted! Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze, hates what he’s heard about the connections between a grisly murder and Gotham City’s violent new vigilante. But the Batman can’t abide do-gooders getting in his way…and his .45 just won’t stay in its holster!

Be here for this vital prologue to an upcoming 6-issue miniseries by Azzarello and Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS), which will pull back the curtain to reveal the full width and breadth of DC’s new pulp-influenced universe. This special issue also features sketchbook material by Rags Morales that will show you just what you’re in for! You might think you’re ready – but you’re very, very wrong…

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by JG Jones), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rags Morales). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 11 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US

GABC Cv26 (Custom)GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #26
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Renato Guedes & Jose Wilson Magalhães and Mike Norton & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Ladrönn

Black Canary squares off against Cupid and her new partner (Green Arrow?!) in the lead story this month! Meanwhile in this issue’s co-feature, Green Arrow teams up with Black Canary against Cupid and…Green Arrow?
On sale November 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

 

 

JONH Cv49 (Custom)JONAH HEX #49
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina

“Six Gun War” part 6 of 6! It’s what you’ve been waiting for! After five months of brutal Hex action, things only get worse for our Western hero as he finally comes face-to-face with his archnemesis, Quentin Turnbull. Bullets will be fired, blood will be spilled, and not everyone is going to make it out alive.
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

BAB Cv29 (Custom)THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #29
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art and cover by Jesus Saiz

A thing that lives… and fights for its soul! The shambling walking doll that is Brother Power, the Geek has been reborn in Gotham City without a home or purpose! Could destiny have something in store for this seemingly lost relic? And why does his appearance cut into Batman’s heart like none of Gotham’s strange monsters ever has before? Find out in this new issue from
best-selling writer J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT)!
On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

The Great Ten 1 (Custom)THE GREAT TEN #1
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Part 1 of a 10-part miniseries! Join writer Tony Bedard (R.E.B.E.L.S.) and artist Scott McDaniel (NIGHTWING, GREEN ARROW) for an adventure exploring the extraordinary characters from the pages of 52 and CHECKMATE!

At the dawn of the Chinese Century, the 10 official “super-functionaries” of the People’s Republic face their greatest challenge as the gods of Ancient China return to destroy communist rule! Will the most populous nation on Earth drag the rest of the world down with it? Do its heroes even want to save a government that treats them like pawns? Don’t miss this tale that redraws the map of the DCU and fleshes out the most exciting and mysterious new characters from the mind of Grant Morrison! Featuring a gorgeous cover by rising artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau (FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE).
On sale November 4 • 1 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

LOBO_HELL 1 (Custom)LOBO: HIGHWAY TO HELL #1
Written by Scott Ian
Art and cover by Sam Kieth

A Lobo story like nothing you’ve seen before! You can imagine that when you live life the way the Main Man lives life — loud, loose, and ludicrously violent — you might pick up an enemy or two along the way. An enemy like, say, oh I don’t know, Satan himself. And Satan, my friends, does not play around. Hell’s iron-fisted ruler has a serious mad-on for the last Czarnian, and he’s gonna hit Lobo right in his blackened, scabrous heart. So Lobo’s just gonna have to hit him harder. Repeatedly. In the FACE. But first, Lobo has to go to Hell…a little sooner than anticipated!

Metal icon Scott Ian of Anthrax makes his comics debut, joining forces with visionary creator Sam Kieth to bring you a Lobo story that’s so over the top, you won’t even remember what the top used to look like! Bleeding dolphins, demonic Chihuahuas, the world’s worst cruise ship, exploding moons, severed heads, and still more sick fraggin’ stuff all await you on the Highway to Hell — don’t miss a single twisted page!
On sale November 4 • 1 of 2 • 64 pg, FC, $6.99 US

JLA Cry Justice 5 (Custom)JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #5
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Mauro Cascioli

Supergirl and Shazam join the team as Prometheus is finally captured! His evil machinations are revealed, but even so, the League may be unable to stop the villain’s disturbing plans as he cuts down one of the members! Don’t miss this shocking new issue that’ll have everybody talking.
On sale November 18 • 5 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

 

 

JSA33 (Custom)JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #33
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Jesus Merino

The traitor stands revealed, and his part in the destruction of the Justice Society of America is complete. While the team’s headquarters lies in ruin, the same fate has befallen the team itself! Hold on to your seats, because the JSA as we’ve known it is torn asunder!
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

 

JSA.80PG Cv1 (Custom)JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA 80-PAGE GIANT #1
Written by Zander Cannon, Kevin Grevioux, Felicia D. Henderson, Jen Van Meter, Jerry Ordway, James Robinson and Matthew Sturges
Art by Roberto Castro & John Floyd, Neil Edwards & Wayne Faucher, Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalhães, Jesus Merino, Jerry Ordway, Freddie Williams II and others
Cover by Jerry Ordway

The newer members of the JSA explore the team’s mansion headquarters and learn a thing or two about themselves in 7 exciting stories from today’s top creators in this oversized special! But who directs the group through the deep, dark halls of building? Is it a friend, or a very dangerous foe?
On sale November 18 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US

 

 

JSAv2K Cv6 (Custom)JSA VS. KOBRA #6
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski
Cover by Gene Ha

It all ends here! Now that the Kobra’s lair has been razed by the Justice Society, Jason Burr’s plans should fall to pieces. But the terrorist leader has more than one plan at work, and the JSA won’t be able to stop them all once they’re put in motion! It’s old dogs vs. new tricks in one final gambit!
On sale November 11 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

MAGOG Cv3 (Custom)MAGOG #3
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Howard Porter & John Dell
Cover by Glenn Fabry

Sometimes powers are as much a curse as they are a blessing. Magog learns that lesson firsthand when the minions of Miasma assault his enhanced senses. Thank Gog he finds himself “rescued” by hi-tech-clad members of the mysterious Flashpoint! But it could be out of the sewer and further into hell for the pseudo-god hero!
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

REDT Cv3 (Custom)RED TORNADO #3
Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by José Luís & J.P. Mayer
Cover by Ed Benes & J.P. Mayer

The dysfunctional family reunion continues for Red Tornado as we introduce Red Inferno! Can he survive working with his “sister” Red Torpedo long enough to find their deadly elemental brothers? Or are these four siblings doomed to be destroyed before they learn the real truth behind their existence?
On sale November 4 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

TNSv2 Cv19 (Custom)TITANS #19
Written by J.T. Krul
Art by Angel Unzueta & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Angel Unzueta

It’s not easy being a dad in the DCU – just ask Roy Harper, who never wants to leave his daughter Lian an orphan. Unfortunately, that choice may not be his to make…Hot off his BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS miniseries, J.T. Krul returns for another issue!
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

Mighty#10 (Custom)THE MIGHTY #10
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Dave Johnson

Game time! Alpha One has revealed his secrets to Gabriel Cole. But in the process, has the superhuman regained Cole’s trust – or sealed his own fate? There’s one more shock hidden in Alpha’s lair, and its effects on Cole are about to be… unpredictable!
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

SSIX Cv15 (Custom)SECRET SIX #15
Written by John Ostrander
Art by J. Calafiore
Cover by Daniel LuVisi

Deadshot takes center stage! He’s always been a killer, but now the urge to kill everyone is threatening to take him over completely. Can the mercenary pull himself out of these murderous depths? Or will he drown in the murky waters of his own addiction to death? Guest-written by John Ostrander, whose fan-favorite run on SUICIDE SQUAD helped define Deadshot.
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

the_SHIELD3 (Custom)THE SHIELD #3
Written by Eric Trautmann
Co-feature written by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Marco Rudy & Mick Gray
Co-feature art by Greg Scott
Cover by Francis Manapul

The Shield is due to conclude his first mission, but he may not get out alive! “Backed up” by fellow former soldier Magog and facing the evil behind the mind-grabbing evil known as the Brain Emperor, The Shield better catch his bearings fast if he plans on surviving his third issue!

Meanwhile, Inferno keeps blazing a trail wherever he goes, no matter how hard he tries to stay invisible.
On sale November 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WEB Cv3 (Custom)THE WEB #3
Written by Angela Robinson
Co-feature written by John Rozum
Art Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta
Co-feature art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

The all-new Batgirl drops by to have a talk with the Web as he recklessly continues to rewrite the rules of superheroics! And she’s not shy about introducing herself!

Plus, the Hangman investigates Japantown’s underworld only to encounter the mysterious creature known as the Yokai!
On sale November 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

VILA Cv12 (Custom)VIGILANTE #12
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art and cover by Rick Leonardi and John Stanisci

The Vigilante aims to settle the score with the mob by going after the big boss. But this boss just so happens to be his father-in-law! Family matters turn into grave matters, and blood will run for the Vigilante in this, the final issue of the series!
FINAL ISSUE • On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

WARLv2 Cv8 (Custom)WARLORD #8
Written by Mike Grell
Art and cover by Mike Grell

Mike Grell picks up the pencil again for the dazzling 2-part conclusion of “The Forgotten”! Under siege by the Beast-men and the remains of the Golden God’s army, Travis Morgan thought he was defending an innocent girl… but in truth, his sword serves a power he never expected! Don’t miss the finale of this 2-part arc showcasing the art of WARLORD creator Mike Grell!
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

WW Cv38 (Custom)WONDER WOMAN #38
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

Wonder Woman’s world is turned upside-down as she finds herself branded a criminal by her own people! Plus, who are the Crows, and what awful secret do they carry that will affect Diana forever?
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 


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BM cat and bat cv (Custom)BATMAN: THE CAT AND THE BAT TP
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art and cover by Kevin Maguire

Two of Gotham City’s top females cross paths in this wild adventure collected from BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #17-21! When they cross paths over Commissioner Gordon’s stolen notebook, it’s an all-out chase that takes both to some very unexpected corners of the city.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

 

 

 

BM Cv Wrath Child trade (Custom)BATMAN: THE WRATH TP
Written by Tony Bedard and Mike W. Barr
Art by Rags Morales, Michael Golden and others
Cover by Rags Morales

The Wrath returns from the shadows of the past in this new collection featuring BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #13-16 and 1984’s BATMAN SPECIAL #1, which introduced The Wrath! But how does this mysterious foe know so much about Batman’s past?
On sale December 23 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

 

 

 

BM Cult cv (Custom)BATMAN: THE CULT TP NEW PRINTING
Written by Jim Starlin
Art and cover by Bernie Wrightson

A new printing of the classic Batman tale collecting the 4-issue miniseries from 1989. Deacon Blackfire, a charismatic shaman with roots as old as Gotham City itself, has amassed the city’s homeless into an army, one he seemingly uses to fight crime. But Blackfire has a hidden agenda!
On sale December 9 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

 

 

 

ABS.GLREBIRTH (Custom)ABSOLUTE GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Darwyn Cooke, Prentis Rollins, Marlo Alquiza and Mick Gray
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

In 2004, writer Geoff Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver — the team behind the current blockbuster THE FLASH: REBIRTH — restored Hal Jordan to his place as the greatest Green Lantern of all with the best-selling miniseries GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH! Now, DC Comics is pleased to present this perennial favorite in the slipcased, Absolute format.

Follow Hal Jordan on his journey from fearless test pilot to Super Hero, from villain to the spirit of vengeance, and finally, returning to his true calling as Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814. This amazing Absolute edition includes GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1-6, GREEN LANTERN #1, the preview story from Wizard Magazine and a tale from GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005 featuring spectacular artwork by Darwyn Cooke.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 21 • 8.25” x 12.5”, 224 pg, FC, $75.00 US

Booster Gold blue and gold cv (Custom)BOOSTER GOLD: BLUE AND GOLD TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund

In this second BOOSTER GOLD volume, now in paperback and featuring issues #0, 7-10 and 1 Million, Booster travels through time to save Blue Beetle from being murdered. But the resulting change to the time stream creates a wormhole of problems for the two heroes and some unpredictable consequences.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 9 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

 

 

 

GABC enemies list (Custom)GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: ENEMIES LIST TP
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton and Joe Rubinstein
Cover by Ladrönn

The adventures of comicdom’s most tempestuous couple continue in this new volume collecting issues #15-20 of their monthly series! A new villain gives Oliver Queen reason to reflect on how much his life has changed since he married Dinah Lance — but Black Canary doesn’t have time to contemplate since she’s busy battling Cupid!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 16 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

 

 

GL Chronicles v2 (Custom)GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES VOL. 2 TP
Written by John Broome
Art by Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Mike Sekowsky, Ross Andru and others
Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella

The second volume collecting Green Lantern’s original Silver Age adventures is here! Drawn from GREEN LANTERN #4-9, Hal Jordan battles the Weaponers of Qward, Sinestro, Hector Hammond and others, and introduces fellow Lantern Tomar Re!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

 

 

 

JLA Year 1 cv (Custom)JLA YEAR ONE TP NEW PRINTING
Written by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art by Barry Kitson & Michael Bair
Cover by Barry Kitson

The definitive tale of the JLA’s formation is back in a new printing of the massive book starring The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman. Collecting the entire, original twelve-issue miniseries!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 9 • 320 pg, FC, $19.99 US

 

 

 

Mighty v1 Cv (Custom)THE MIGHTY VOL. 1 TP
Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne
Art by Peter Snejbjerg and Chris Samnee
Cover by Dave Johnson

America’s only Super Hero, Alpha One, is introduced in this first collection featuring issues #1-6 of the intriguing new series THE MIGHTY. But when murder strikes at the top of Alpha’s crimefighting organization, the life of one of its members will change forever.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 23 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

 

 

 

RANTHHW v2 Cv (Custom)RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Ron Lim, Rick Leonardi and others
Cover by Jim Starlin

DC’s cosmic heroes soar into action again as the nefarious Lady Styx continues her galactic quest to add every being in the universe to her congregation! It’s up to Adam Strange, Hawkman, Captain Comet and others to stop her plans in this volume collecting RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #5-8 and ADAM STRANGE SPECIAL #1.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

 

 

SP Wonder Woman v3 (Custom)SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3 TP
Written by Robert Kanigher
Art and cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito

Wonder Woman’s Silver Age adventures continue in this value-priced collection of issues #138-156. Don’t miss the amazing Amazon’s battles with The Angle Man, The Phantom Sea-Beast, The Brain Pirate and so many more.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 16 • 496 pg, B&W, $17.99 US

 

 

 

SIDRK Vol 3 Cv (Custom)SIMON DARK: THE GAME OF LIFE TP
Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Scott Hampton

The saga of Simon Dark reaches its dramatic conclusion in this new volume collecting issues #13-18, as Gotham City’s strangest hero tours the netherworld known as the In-Between and gets a peek behind the curtain into another world.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 16 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

 

 

 

Teen Titans Deathtrap cv (Custom)TEEN TITANS: DEATHTRAP TP
Written by Sean McKeever and Marv Wolfman
Art by Fernando Dagnino, Joe Bennett, Rick Leonardi and others
Cover by Andrew Robinson

The Teen Titans join forces with The Titans and The Vigilante in this new title collecting the “Deathtrap” storyline from TEEN TITANS ANNUAL 2009, TITANS #12 and 13, TEEN TITANS #70 and VIGILANTE #5 and 6.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

 

 

 

SMSGM Cv (Custom)SUPERMAN/SUPERGIRL: MAELSTROM TP
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art and cover by Phil Noto

The 5-issue miniseries that pitted Superman and Supergirl against Maelstrom, the would-be bride of Darkseid, is collected! It’s a battle that ranges from Metropolis to Apokolips and beyond – Don’t miss it!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 9 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

 

 

 

 

TERRA Cv (Custom)TERRA TP
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Amanda Conner

The miniseries from the hit creative team behind the new POWER GIRL monthly is collected. Don’t miss the fast-paced adventure from Terra’s 4-issue miniseries – also including SUPERGIRL #12!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 9 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

 

 

 

VIX tpb Cv (Custom)VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION TP
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by CAFU
Cover by Joshua Middleton

A Justice Leaguer rediscovers her own heritage in this collection of the 5-issue VIXEN minseries. When the JLA discovers a startling truth about the death of Vixen’s mother, it sets her on the road back to her homeland to confront her own past.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 16 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US

 

 


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BMBAB Cv11 (Custom)BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #11
Written by J. Torres
Art by Carlo Barberi
Cover by Scott Jeralds

The return of the Terrible Trio! Batman must team up with Green Arrow to stop the Fearsome Fangs from obtaining a secret weapon that would give them ultimate power!
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 

 

 

BBMOS Cv10 (Custom)BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #10
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco
Art and cover by Byron Vaughns

As Captain Marvel struggles to keep his power under control, a new, dangerous enemy enters the scene and takes Mary Marvel out of the picture. Will our favorite Captain succeed in this new adventure all alone?
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 

 

 

SF 21 (Custom)SUPER FRIENDS #21
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Stewart McKenny & Dan Davis
Cover by J. Bone

Once upon a time…the Queen of Fables trapped the Super Friends! Can they win the day – or will there be no happy ending?
On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 

 

 

SGCOS Cv (Custom)SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE EIGHTH GRADE TP
Written by Landry Q. Walker
Art and cover by Eric Jones

It’s an all-ages extravaganza as young Supergirl meets Belinda Zee, a new junior high adversary, in this title collecting the 6-issue miniseres. And that’s just the start of the fun that includes super-powered pets and cosmic adventure!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 23 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

 

 

 

TITI Cv22 (Custom)TINY TITANS #22
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar

How many stretchy Super Heroes can you fit in the Tiny Titans treehouse? As many as you like – until they get tangled into knots! Join the search when The Atom’s family lose their tiny bouncy ball. Also, there’s a new janitor at the school, and it’s not who you think! Plus, the Bird Scouts welcome a shiny gold new member!
On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 

 

 

CNAP Cv43 (Custom)CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #43
Written by Matthew Lehosit and Merrill Hagan
Art by Min S. Ku, Mike Cavallaro and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Min S. Ku

A special prequel issue to the live action movie, Ben 10 Alien Swarm! See Ben’s grandpa Max in action as one of the greatest plumbers the universe had ever seen. Discover Elena’s big secrets. And finally, Kevin gets wind of some black market alien tech being sold.
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 

 

 

LT180 cov (Custom)LOONEY TUNES #180
Written by Scott Cunningham and others
Art by Dave Santana, David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Scott Gross

Bugs Bunny teaches Elmer Fudd how to put the fun back into dentistry! It’s laughter without the gas!
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 

 

 

 

SD150 (Custom)SCOOBY-DOO #150
Written by Paul Kupperberg and Frank Strom
Art by Roberto Barrios, Horacio Ottolini, Robert Pope and Scott McRae
Cover by Vincent Deporter

When the gang visits a town where black cats are bringing bad luck to everyone, the trail leads to Katz Manor, home of an eccentric, recently deceased old lady who left her fortune to her cats!
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 

 

 

MAD #502
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Thanksgiving is just around the corner – but it’s never too soon to be grateful for a new issue of MAD!
On sale November 11 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

 

 

 


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Auth_16 (Custom)THE AUTHORITY #16
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder and Simon Coleby & Cliff Rathburn
Cover by Simon Coleby

Following Kaizen Gamorra’s successful surprise attack on the Carrier, the team regroups for a counterstrike. Can Swift, Jack and the Engineer overthrow an army of super beings? And the Midnighter makes an earth-shattering discovery in Northern England…
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

SW_24_cover (Custom)STORMWATCH PHD #24
Written by Ian Edginton
Art by Leandro Fernández & Francisco Paronzini
Cover by Leandro Fernández

The long lost Kheran ship known as the Red Blade is back
and with it comes a mandate to dominate all of Earth. Lucky for Earth, Jackson King and his Stormwatch team stand in their way…even if they won’t be standing for long.
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

WC#17 (Custom)WILDCATS #17
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Shawn Moll & Drew Geraci
Cover by Ryan Sook

The team makes a last-ditch gambit against TAO hoping their combined power can overcome the god TAO is becoming. Will it backfire? Can Max Faraday finally reach his ultimate potential? And will either outcome help the Wildcats or their devastated world?
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

Auth_lost Year_#1 (Custom)THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR READER
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Gene Ha

It’s here: the perfect reintroduction to The Authority by Grant Morrison and Gene Ha! The Carrier is dead, leaving The Authority stuck on an Earth in a reality they don’t recognize. Their powers barely work, and to add insult to injury, in this universe, they’re not only unknown to the population, they’re – horror of horrors – comic book characters.

Collecting issues #1 and #2 by Morrison and Ha, this is the vital jumping-on point before Keith Giffen and Darick Robertson begin completing the 12-issue story in this month’s THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #3.
One Shot • On sale November 11 • 48 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

Auth_lost Year_#3 (Custom)The AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #3
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Darick Robertson & Trevor Scott
Cover by Gene Ha

At last, the long-lost Authority series is being completed! Plotted by Grant Morrison and Keith Giffen and scripted by Giffen, this 12-issue, monthly maxiseries will fill in the gaps and explain where The Authority was just before “World’s End,” how they escaped from a horrifying alternate reality, and at what cost. With art by Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, The Boys) and Trevor Scott (THE OUTSIDERS, BATGIRL), and covers by superstar Gene Ha (TOP10), this long awaited adventure is not to be missed.
On sale November 18 • 3 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

N40cover5 (Custom)NORTH 40 #5
Written by Aaron Williams
Art and cover by Fiona Staples

Deep within the public library where all the mayhem began, something is stirring. Survivors missing since the crisis started are crawling from the depths, speaking a new language and preparing human sacrifices. Meanwhile, the mayor’s son, placed in a near-undead coma by a walking corpse, has returned…and now he wants revenge.
On sale November 4 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

RedHerring_04 (Custom)RED HERRING #4
Written by David Tischman
Art by Philip Bond and David Hahn
Cover by Philip Bond

Page 1 starts with a bang as Red Herring shows his true colors (with extra flair) and the MacGuffin makes some hard choices. In other news, The MSM breathes down Damorge Channel’s neck, but he’s still thinking about how Maggie blew in his ear. Meyer Weiner and Penny Candy play house (blindfolds not included).
On sale November 11 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

EX MACH-vol8 (Custom)EX MACHINA VOL. 8: DIRTY TRICKS TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark and John Paul Leon
Cover by Tony Harris

In this latest EX MACHINA volume, a new masked adventurer is thrilling New York City but threatens to derail the upcoming Republican National Convention — and the political future of superhero-turned-mayor Mitchell Hundred hangs in the balance. This new collection of the Eisner Award-winning series features issues #35-39 and the EX MACHINA HALLOWEEN SPECIAL.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 9 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

Victorian_Undead 1 (Custom)VICTORIAN UNDEAD #1
Written by Ian Edginton
Art by Davide Fabbri
Cover by Tony Moore
Variant cover by Simon Coleby

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Those are the words of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, yet even he finds his skills tested to their limit as he and his erstwhile comrade Dr. John Watson are confronted with the most extraordinary case of their career – the dead are returning to life! Can a plague of Biblical proportions be far behind for Victorian London? And who – or what – is behind the resurrection of these ravenous revenants?

From renowned writer Ian Edginton (STORMWATCH: PHD) and acclaimed international artist Davide Fabbri (Star Wars) comes the first chapter in an incredible new 6-issue Sherlock Holmes adventure! Featuring a cover by original Walking Dead artist Tony Moore!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Tony Moore), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Simon Coleby). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 18 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CoD#1 (Custom)CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 #1
Written by David Lapham
Art by Kevin West
Cover by Federico Dallocchio
Variant cover features video game art

In anticipation of the sequel to the groundbreaking game, WildStorm brings you a no-holds-barred, brutal tale of the mysterious Task Force 141 soldier known as “Ghost.” Learning the motivation behind his mask and moniker is the tip of the iceberg in a story spanning the globe from the United Kingdom to war-torn Afghanistan to the drug war in Mexico. Believe us, this will be talked about for years to come! Award-winning creator David Lapham (YOUNG LIARS, Stray Bullets) is joined by artist Kevin West in a shattering 6-issue tour-de-force epic!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Federico Dallocchio), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a video game cover). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 11 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

FvsJvsAv2 #6_cvr (Custom)FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #6
Written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric
Art by Jason Craig
Cover by Jock

As the bloody end nears, Ash must lead his remaining forces against the amassed titans of terror. Washington has been leveled, and the odds are stacked against the motley crew of survivors. The vicious battles that end this series are legendary – Tommy Jarvis vs. Jason Voorhees, Ash Williams vs. Freddy Krueger, and even the army of the dead against the ghosts of victims past!
On sale November 18 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

fringe_1_cvr (Custom)FRINGE TP
Written by Mike Johnson, Alex Katsnelson, Matthew Pitts and Danielle DiSpaltro
Art by Tom Mandrake and Simon Coleby

The hit show from J.J. Abrams comes to comics in this collection of the 6-issue miniseries! FBI Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant scientist Walter Bishop and his estranged son Peter investigate the world of “fringe science” (telepathy, time travel, etc.) following suspicions that the large scientific research company, Massive Dynamic, is experimenting on the general public.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 16 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

 

 

 

GOW_02 (Custom)GOD OF WAR #2
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Jon Bosco
Cover by Andy Park

The adventures of Kratos continue! The Gods have chosen human champions and set them up to battle each other to the death! Kratos, the champion of Ares, is now a young captain in the Spartan army, and he leads his men on a quest from which they’ll likely not return – a quest that takes them across the Aegean Sea to battle Poseidon’s deadly underwater monsters!

Continuing the further adventures of the star of the hit Sony videogame franchise!
On sale November 4 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

 

RE3 (Custom)RESIDENT EVIL #3
Written by Rick Sanchez
Art by Jheremy Raapack and Al Barrionuevo
Cover by Kevin Sharpe & Jim Clark

Videogame industry writer Ricardo Sanchez brings the bio-weapons of Resident Evil to the jungles of South America! Follow two agents as they unravel the connections between a Space Station, a telepathic G-Virus and Geisel Industries.

This book is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
RESOLICIT • On sale November 11 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

 

 

Starcraft_07 (Custom)STARCRAFT #7
Written by Simon Furman
Art by Federico Dallocchio & Carlos D’Anda
Cover by Federico Dallocchio

The end of the first War Pigs arc looms, but who – if anyone – will still be standing when the dust settles on the doomed, zerg-infested, protoss-purged world of Urona Sigma? Embittered, vengeful Cerberus C.O. Lars Trakken is hell bent on payback, even in the face of impending Armageddon.
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

 

 

 

Warcraft_25_cvr (Custom)WORLD OF WARCRAFT #25
Written by Walter and Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden & Tony Washington
Cover by Mike Bowden & Tony Washington

The bonus-sized epic final showdown! Will Med’an and the newly formed Council of Tirisfal vanquish the evil Cho’gall and the Twilight’s Hammer? Will the unlikely union of Horde and Alliance be torn asunder?
On sale November 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

 

 

mirrors_edge_tp (Custom)MIRROR’S EDGE TP
Written by Rhianna Pratchett
Art by Matthew Dow Smith
Cover by Niko Henrichon

The 6-issue miniseries based on the Electronic Arts video game is collected! Faith is a Runner in the city — a courier who delivers sensitive cargo by traversing the rooftops of the city’s skyscrapers. But how did she come by this unique trade…and what secrets from her past may affect her future?
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

 

 

 

 

 


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CHILL (Custom)THE CHILL HC
Written by Jason Starr
Art by Mick Bertilorenzi
Cover by Lee Bermejo

“Starr has a hard-edged style that is clean, cold and extremely chilling.”
— Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

It’s summer in New York, but a “chill” has settled over the city – a serial killer is on the loose, and the ritualized murders are becoming increasingly sadistic. The NYPD and the FBI have a suspect: a gorgeous young woman named Arlana. The only problem is that every witness provides a different description of her. None of it makes any sense to anyone except Martin Cleary, a beaten-down Irish cop from Boston with a whopper of a secret in his past – and a past that may go back a century or two . . .
Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 • 192 pg, 5.5” x 8”, B&W, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR-Cover#15 (Custom)AIR #15
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover and M.K. Perker

When Blythe arrives in Amsterdam in critical condition, it’s up to Amelia to help save her. Determined to find Zayn and force him to man up, Amelia criss-crosses the globe – and the memories of her past.
On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

 

 

dmz47 (Custom)DMZ #47
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by John Paul Leon

“Hearts and Minds” part 3 of 5! The past comes back to haunt Matty in the form of both family and friends. To blow off some steam, he goes after a Trustwell sleeper cell. Of course, this is not Matty Roth, “naive observer.” And while Zee never liked that Matty so much, what would she make of him now?
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

GRST Cv5 (Custom)GREEK STREET #5
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Jock

In the shattering conclusion to “Blood Calls for Blood,” our runaway hero Eddie finally comes face-to-face with Sandy and wonders (like the rest of us), can she really see the future or is she just crazy? One member of the cast may have to die for that question to be answered…
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

 

hb261_cover (Custom)HELLBLAZER #261
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Simon Bisley

England’s favorite low-rent mage skips town to avoid incarceration and heads to India. But Constantine’s quest for purity in an attempt to resurrect the love of his life is quickly interrupted when an ex-pat friend gets him mired in a series of grisly murders. An incredible clash of old and new cultures sets the stage for Constantine as he mingles with street kids, billionaires and Bollywood. But can he pay the price for enlightenment without losing his sanity?
On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

HOM Cv19 (Custom)HOUSE OF MYSTERY #19
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Luca Rossi and Antonio Fuso
Cover by Esao Andrews

Part 4 of “The Beauty of Decay.” Death rules the City in the Space Between, and as the body count rises, mad ghosts learn to do more than haunt. Will Fig and Peter find a way out? And to make matters even worse, the House of Mystery’s previous owner has returned to reclaim what’s his. Plus, in the short story “House and Home,” illustrated by Antonio Fuso (Fear Agent, GI Joe), we learn exactly what Cain has been up to for the past seven years.
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

MXAN Cv17 (Custom)MADAME XANADU #17
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend

Chasing down a mystery that haunts Manhattan socialites, Madame Xanadu discovers that she is in fact the center of their creepy plot. And if that’snot enough, she’s being tailed by a shadowy detective who just might be out of this world.
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

 

NOLA Cv22 (Custom)NORTHLANDERS #22
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Leandro Fernandez
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

“The Plague Widow” part 2 of 8. It’s A.D. 1020 on the Volga river, and a Viking city has just sealed itself off against an unknown contagion. Hilda, newly widowed and trying to care for her young daughter, struggles to survive in a community rife with paranoia, thievery, violence and xenophobia. When she is called upon to “donate” her own supply of food to the corrupt local militia leader, she commits an act of defiance that may get her killed.
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

SCAL Cv34 (Custom)SCALPED #34
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by RM Guera Cover by Jock

“The Gnawing” reaches its gut-wrenching conclusion, and you’d best believe there will be blood. But whose? The Hmong gangsters who’ve stormed the rez ready for war? Chief Red Crow, who’s backed himself into the deadliest of corners? Officer Falls Down, who’s hot on the trail of a killer? Or Dashiell Bad Horse, whose life will be forever changed no matter what happens?
On sale November 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

 

CIFL Cv1 (Custom)CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Shawn McManus
Cover by Chrissie Zullo

When supernatural artifacts from the Homelands begin surfacing in the modern world, it falls to Cinderella, Fabletown’s best kept (and best dressed) secret agent to stop the illegal trafficking. But can Cindy foil the dark plot before Fabletown and its hidden, exiled inhabitants are exposed once and for all? And how does her long lost Fairy Godmother factor into the equation?

Whether she’s soaring through clouds, deep-sea diving, or cracking jaws, Cindy travels from Manhattan to Dubai and hooks up with a handsome, familiar accomplice who may be harboring secret motives of his own. Meanwhile, trouble brews back home in Fabletown when Cindy’s overworked, underappreciated assistant decides to seize control of The Glass Slipper, Cindy’s exclusive shoe boutique.

Writer Chris Roberson (occasional contributor to HOUSE OF MYSTERY and JACK OF FABLES), artist Shawn McManus (SANDMAN, THESSALY: WITCH FOR HIRE) and evocative new cover painter Chrissie Zullo deliver Cindy’s first major solo adventure replete with sex, spies and magical shoes in the 6-issue CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE.
On sale November 4 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABL Cv90 (Custom)FABLES #90
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by Joao Ruas

“Witches” Part 4! We continue our in-depth look at the inner workings, politics and intrigue of the 13th floor sorcerers group, this time focusing on the witch named (CENSORED for reader safety), who thinks she’s the best candidate to take over leadership from Frau Totenkinder. Unfortunately for her, the infamous Black Forest Witch doesn’t seem ready to give up the reins of power. As Maddy the Cat said just two issues back, “Everyone could see there was a showdown brewing between those two, and I’ve no intention of finding myself in the middle of it when it happens.”
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

JACK Cv40 (Custom)JACK OF FABLES #40
Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges
Art by Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland

Winding up our “Adventures of Jack and Jack” story, Jack Frost continues to learn the hero trade while Jack Horner finally learns why he’s been getting so fat and ugly. Weirdly enough, that’s all we can possibly tell you about this issue and still retain some bit of surprise. Of course we could lie and promise a few things that aren’t actually in this story. We’ve done that often enough before. But after a while, the lies and misdirection and carefully constructed half-truths begin to weary a man’s soul. Let’s just say that by the end of this issue, both Jacks get what’s coming to them.
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

SWTO Cv3 (Custom)SWEET TOOTH #3
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art and cover by Jeff Lemire

Hunters, cultists, mutants and shantytown pimps all want a piece of Gus, the boy with deer antlers. All that stands between them and him is Jepperd, a killer from the apocalyptic wasteland with motivations of his own. As Gus goes out into what’s left of the world, he’ll find out that no one is quite what they seem.
On sale November 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

 

TMET vol 5 Cv (Custom)TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 5: LONELY CITY TP NEW edition
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos
Cover by Jim Lee

Continuing the acclaimed tale of the day-to-day trials and tribulations of Spider Jerusalem, this new printing of volume five, collecting issues #25-30, has the
no-holds-barred investigative reporter delving into the city’s police corruption.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

 

UNS Cv14 (Custom)UNKNOWN SOLDIER #14
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Pat Masioni
Cover by Dave Johnson

With the most intense patch of war zone behind him, Moses surrenders himself to an ancient Acholi ritual in hopes of chasing away the ghosts of those he’s killed. But will the ceremony cause him to lose more than just his inner demons? Featuring art by Congolese artist Pat Masioni!
On sale November 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

 

UNW Cv7 (Custom)THE UNWRITTEN # 7
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu
“One of the brainiest and most interesting comics of the year.”
–WIRED/Underwire

In Donostia Prison, Tom Taylor confronts a monster and the mystery of his own nature. But the hidden cabal that framed Tom in the first place is now working towards his death — and they’ve got the help of an inside man…
On sale November 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

 

 

 


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BrokenBlade_v2_FC_300_cc (Custom)BROKEN BLADE VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Yunosuke Yoshinaga
CMX/FLEX COMIX. The battle for Krisna is underway and Rygart faces off against Zess, who leads the invading army. Knowing his old friend’s forces are outnumbered, Zess tries to warn Rygart that his only chance of survival is to surrender – and abandon his kingdom. Then the war exacts a price as tragedy strikes both sides and Rygart finds his loyalty under question by his fellow mech pilots.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN PLUS
BREAK BLADE © 2007 Yunosuke Yoshinaga/Flex Comix Inc.

 

 

 

Emma_v10_FC_cc (Custom)EMMA VOL. 10
Written and illustrated by Kaoru Mori
CMX. Final volume! It’s the event everyone has been waiting for – the wedding of Emma and William Jones. Class distinctions have made their formal union almost impossible, but true love has finally overcome society’s barriers. Of course, not everyone is happy about this turn of events. What roadblocks will be thrown in the way of this star crossed couple?
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 240 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN PLUS
EMMA © 2008 Kaoru Mori/PUBLISHED BY ENTERBRAIN, INC.

 

 

 

Dorothea_v6_FC_cc_300 (Custom)DOROTHEA VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Cuvie
CMX. In this final volume, Dorothea’s epic adventure reaches a dramatic conclusion. The siege of Nauders is underway; can Dorothea’s friends Else and Gyurk rally the citizens to repel the invaders – without Dorothea, who’s been captured by the pious Konrad? He finally has the prisoner he’s sought for so long and it’s going to take all of Dorothea’s wits and strength to survive.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 9 • 5.5” x 8” • 226 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE
DOROTHEA – MAJYO NO TETTSUI Vol. 6 © 2008 Cuvie/FUJIMISHOBO.

 

 

 

GoWest_v4_FC_cc (Custom)GO WEST VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Yu Yagami
CMX. It’s the last roundup for Naomi’s wild west adventure. She and her friends face off against the deadly Death-Kachina, the most dangerous outlaw in the west. He’s the only one who knows the truth about the fate of Naomi’s parents, but can they get him to talk? Mingo and Gunman get reunited with their families, but will Naomi be so lucky? Find out where she ends up in this final volume.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 16 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN PLUS
Go West! © YU YAGAMI/ASCII MEDIA WORKS Inc.

 

 

Crayon_v10_FC_cc (Custom)CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 10
Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui
CMX. Shin’s parents will do anything to save a buck, but can the Noharas master a food eating challenge that no one’s ever beaten before? The animal world steps into the spotlight, as Shin’s dog Shiro confronts an intimidating cat and Shin takes a twisted view of both a horse and a snake. Then thoughts turn to family as Shin takes a shine to a baby and wants a little brother of his own.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 23 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 128 pg, B&W, $7.99 US • MATURE
CRAYON SHINCHAN Vol. 10 © Yoshito Usui 1990/Futabasha.

 

 

 

Teru_v6_FC_cc (Custom)TERU TERU X SHONEN VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Shigeru Takao
CMX. Shinobu’s relationship with the ninja Saizo is changing. Are they shifting from lady and protector to something a lot more equal…and way more romantic? Shinobu’s mom warns her to back off, but her teacher Shogo is a bit more open-minded. Meanwhile, someone’s got a security tape that shows the young couple in an affectionate embrace and Saizo’s determined to keep it suppressed.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 30 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN PLUS
TERU TERU X SHONEN © 2001 Shigeru Takao/HAKUSENSHA, INC.

 

 

 


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GREEN LANTERN: LEGACIES MULTI-PART STATUE: PART 1: HAL JORDAN AND GUARDIANS OF THE UNIVERSE
SCULPTED BY MIKE LOCASCIO

Green Lanterns Unite!

This multi-part statue is a must-have for Green Lantern fans. Green Lanterns from different eras appear together on a Lantern-shaped base, along with their predecessors, the Manhunters, as well as the Guardians of the Universe

The statue is made up of four separate pieces (sold in three parts), which form a single statue.

Solicited this month is Part 1 of this multi-part statue, featuring fan-favorite Green Lantern Hal Jordan and both classic and modern versions of the Guardians of the Universe. Part 2 (to be solicited next month) will feature Kyle Rayner and a Manhunter robot, and Part 3 (to be solicited in two months) will feature John Stewart and Guy Gardner.

The bases of each piece slide together to form a Lantern-shaped base, on which all of the characters stand. Each of the three parts includes a piece of the fourth portion of the statue, which can be easily assembled to form Alan Scott, who rises up from the center of the piece. All three parts of the statue are needed to make Alan Scott.

Part 1 of this statue measures approximately 9” high x 8.5” wide x 4.625” deep, while the entire multi-part statue measures approximately 16” high x 10.5” wide x 11.75” deep when fully assembled.

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The GREEN LANTERN: LEGACIES MULTI-PART STATUE is limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 14, 2010 * Statue * $195 US

BLAMMOIDS! SERIES 2

Real compact – with real impact!

BLAM! A funky, chunky collection of boldly designed toys that pack a lot of punch in a squatty body!

POW! A striking, hyper-stylized twist on the world’s greatest heroes and their biggest foes. Too tough to call small – you’ll want to collect them all!

Packaged on a blister card, each measures approximately 2.5” to 4” tall with three points of articulation.

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Advance-solicited; on sale April 7, 2010 * PVC/ABS Mini Figures * PI

dc.dynamics.batman.statue (Custom)DC CHRONICLES: BATMAN STATUE
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

The Caped Crusader kicks off a new series of statues capturing the original depictions of some of DC Comics’ most beloved characters.

This statue is a modern sculptural interpretation of the early comic book appearances of Batman.

This new DC Chronicles statue line will have a consistent base, and the retro-style lettering/logo on the base further gives the piece a sense of the period from which it originated.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.75” high x 5.5” wide x 4” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 21, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US

2face.1.2.scale (Custom)TWO-FACE 1:2 SCALE BUST
SCULPTED BY ANDY BERGHOLTZ

Expand your collection of Gotham City-related 1:2 scale busts with the town’s former district attorney, Two-Face!

The man once known as Harvey Dent appears here in his classic comic-book style, dressed in his trademark dual-fabric suit, shirt and tie, which are finely tailored over his cold-cast porcelain body. Half of his face appears eerily charred, and both of his resin eyes are hauntingly realistic.

Mounted on a museum-style, pedestal display base, this mixed-media piece measures approximately 13” high x 11” wide x 6” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance solicited; on sale April 28, 2010 * Bust * $295 US

wdcu.batgirl (Custom)WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 3: BATGIRL BUST
DESIGNED BY AMANDA CONNER
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

She shakes a pretty mean cape.

Batgirl joins the third series of WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE busts! Illustrator Amanda Conner brings her trademark humor to this rendering of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, as the heroine dances the Watusi.

Batgirl is perched atop a base that is compatible with the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 1: BATMAN BUST.

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5” high x 3.75” wide x 4” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 14, 2010 * Bust * $60 US

BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 4 ACTION FIGURES

DC Direct continues to roll out action figures based on the soon-to-be legendary BLACKEST NIGHT storyline!

This series includes Wonder Woman, who is surprisingly transformed by the happenings of the Blackest Night (Read the comics to learn more!); Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, in his new costume as a member of the prestigious Green Lantern Honor Guard; Black Lantern Firestorm, who was once a member of the Justice League but is now a part of the Black Lantern Corps; and Black Hand, who threatens to destroy everything the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps stand for, in ways no one ever dreamed possible.

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All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Wonder Woman also comes with a lasso accessory, Green Lantern has a lantern accessory, and Black Hand holds Bruce Wayne’s skull in his hand.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 14, 2010 * Action Figures * PI

alex.ross.cover.repro (Custom)DC COVER ART REPRODUCTION PRINT: SUPERMAN
Art by Alex Ross

Own a piece of comics history!

DC Direct is proud to offer this stunning, museum-quality display piece featuring art by award-winning painter and illustrator Alex Ross!

The artist’s process of creating the image of the Man of Steel over Metropolis on the cover of SUPERMAN #675 is chronicled here on an acid-free, double-matted authentic DC Comics artboard, perfect for framing. A facsimile of Ross’ original pencil art appears beside a reproduction of the final, printed cover, and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist himself is also included.

The entire piece measures approximately 20” high x 24” wide and is packaged in a self-shipping box.

Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 7, 2010 * Cover Art Reproduction * $125 US

lynda.carter.statue (Custom)LYNDA CARTER AS WONDER WOMAN STATUE
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

Available again!

No one embodies the spirit and beauty of Wonder Woman more than Lynda Carter, the actress who portrayed her on the beloved television series! She will forever be the vision of Wonder Woman to an entire generation. DC Direct teamed up with Lynda Carter to bring this must-have piece to every fan’s Wonder Woman collection.

This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and measures approximately 13″ high x 7.5″ wide x 7.5″ deep.

Limited to 5000 pieces total.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 7, 2010 * Statue * $195 US

ame.comi.wonder.girl (Custom)AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: WONDER GIRL PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY SANFORD GREEN • SCULPTED BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS

Cute and cunning Cassandra Sandsmark has her magic lasso ready to strike! Just like her idol, Donna Troy, Cassie is proud to join the ranks of the popular Ame-Comi series!

The limited-edition, non-articulated, approximately 8.25” high PVC statue comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 21, 2010 * Statue * $60 US

 

 

ame.comi.wonder.woman.v2 (Custom)AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: WONDER WOMAN (V.2) PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY DUSTIN NGUYEN
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

Diana Prince re-appears as an Ame-Comi heroine!

Sure to be as popular as the first Ame-Comi version of Wonder Woman, this figure features the Amazon Princess emerging from battle, with an axe in one hand and a Gorgon’s severed head in the other.

As a special added feature, Wonder Woman’s hair can be worn in two styles – up or down!

The limited-edition, non-articulated, approximately 8.75” PVC statue comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 21, 2010 * Statue * $60 US
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Blair Butler Talks To Grant Morrison

Fresh Ink Online host Blair Butler ran into legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, and talked with him about some of the highlights of his long and storied career, which includes having written Animal Man, Final Crisis, and We3.

They talked about what’s next on Morrison’s docket, and where he sees the future going for the world of comics.

DC Comics August 2009 Solicitations

Here’s the full list of items shipping from DC Comics in August. Blackest Night continues to rock the DCU, Wednesday Comics continues the weekly fun, the Doom Patrol is back and so is Superboy in Adventure Comics. And all that is just a start. Dig in and let us know what you are most looking forward to from DC!

bn-c2solicitation-onlyBLACKEST NIGHT #2
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Mauro Cacioli
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis

The event of the summer continues! The dead rise across the DC Universe, bringing terror and darkness with them. What are the Black Lanterns? What do they want? Will Earth’s greatest heroes survive long enough to find out – or will they join the Black Lantern Corps?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Mauro Cascioli). For every 200 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 12 • 2 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

blackestnightbatman-cv1BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Adrian Saef & John Dell
Cover by Andy Kubert
Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Deadman can’t shut out the cries of the dead rising as he comes to the aid of the new Batman. It’s just in time, too, as the duo face a circus of zombies including the Black Lantern Flying Graysons!

BLACKEST NIGHT blankets Gotham City in this 3-issue miniseries from writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, THE MIGHTY) and hot new talent Adrian Saef!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 12 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

blackestnightsuperman-cv1BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN #1
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose
Variant cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope

Black Lantern Superman has unearthed Pa Kent’s grave! But that’s only the beginning of the horrifying things he’s about to unleash on an unsuspecting Smallville.

Discover the demented evil of BLACKEST NIGHT in this 3-issue miniseries from writer James Robinson (SUPERMAN, STARMAN) and artist Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS, ACTION COMICS)!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 19 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

blackestnighttitans1BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #1
Written by J.T. Krul
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant cover by Brian Haberlin

Black Lantern Titans are descending together onto Titans Island! Will the Titans be prepared to fight off their deceased allies? And how can Beast Boy not lose his heart to Black Lantern Terra?

Explore the effect BLACKEST NIGHT has on the greater DC Universe in this 3-issue miniseries from writer J.T. Krul (JSA CLASSIFIED, Fathom) and superstar artist Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Brian Haberlin). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 26 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

greenlantern-cv45GREEN LANTERN #45
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Variant cover by Francis Manapul

BLACKEST NIGHT continues! The Black Lanterns descend on all the Corps throughout the universe! Sinestro’s assault on the Star Sapphires’ homeworld of Zamaron is interrupted by another Sinestro Corps – one made up of those who died during the Sinestro Corps War! And while the War of Light flickers, deep in the darkness of space, John Stewart comes face-to-face with his deceased wife – and longtime Green Lantern – Katma Tui.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

glcor-cv39GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

Just when things couldn’t look any darker after the death and chaos of the Sciencell riot, Blackest Night descends on Oa! The black rings tear into the planet and the Lantern Crypt causing all the dead Corps members to rise and wreak havoc as a new and deadlier battle threatens to engulf not only the Corps, but the Universe itself!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

fcarun-cv4FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #4
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by KAKO

In this issue, someone dies! Actually, in this issue, tons of people die! If you thought RUN! was full of trashy humor and unnecessary violence before this issue – you ain’t seen nothing yet! We cause more property damage and hideous disfigurement in the first half of this issue than any other comic you’ll read this year (besides RUN! #5 and #6, because those are pretty ridiculous too). Join in the fun!
On sale August 5 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

fcaescape-cv4FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: ESCAPE #4
Written by Ivan Brandon
Art by Marco Rudy
Cover by Scott Hampton

The drugs are wearing off, and Nemesis can finally clear his head enough to make sense of life in Electric City as a “guest” of the Global Peace Agency. So what could be worse than having to experience Electric City under the influence of tranquilizers and truth serums? How about living there with a clear understanding of what’s really going to happen when they’re done with you…
On sale August 12 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

fcadance-cv4FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE #4
Written by Joe Casey
Art by ChrisCross
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

The Super Young Team are real heroes! And if you don’t believe them please check out the Mission Statement on their website. Or peruse the video log of their charity work that’s posted on several social networking sites. And while you’re at it, go ahead and check out the fabulous new t-shirt designs in their web store. All-new t-shirts are 110% bio-friendly; meaning that they actually leave the environment better than it was before you bought the shirt. Can the JLA say that about their merchandise?
On sale August 19 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

fcaink4FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK #4
Written by Eric Wallace
Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

In the past few days the Tattooed Man has lost control of his powers, made enemies out of a group of corrupt cops and been attacked by Super-Villains. Now he’s going to get even – but how far can he go while still remaining true to his vow to remain Liberty Hill’s protector?
On sale August 26 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

wedcomics2WEDNESDAY COMICS #5-8

WEDNESDAY COMICS, DC’s spectacular 12-issue weekly series, continues to offer a comics experience unlike any other this August. In its second month, don’t miss the action in these continuing features:

• THE METAL MEN encounter a deadly guest-villain in a story written by Dan DiDio with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.
• THE FLASH battles Gorilla Grodd and tries to date Iris West in a story written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher with art by Karl Kerschl.
• SUPERGIRL attempts to deal with Streaky and Krypto gone bad in a story written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL).
• GREEN LANTERN must help a fellow test pilot whose space mission has transformed him into a monster in a story written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!).
• SUPERMAN questions his heroic mission while on a trip to Smallville in a story written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER).
• ADAM STRANGE takes a truly twisted journey into space in a story by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100).
• WONDER WOMAN is lost in a dream world in search of her lost tiara, bracelets and magic lasso in a story written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives).
• THE TEEN TITANS are attacked by Trident in a story written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway.

Plus:
• BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso.
• METAMORPHO, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman).
• THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze.
• DEADMAN, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock.
• KAMANDI, written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL).
• HAWKMAN, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces).
• SGT. ROCK, written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON), ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert.

WEDNESDAY COMICS will arrive in stores folded twice to 7” x 10”.
Issue #5 on sale August 5; Issue #6 on sale August 12; Issue #7 on sale August 19; Issue #8 on sale August 26
5-8 of 12 • 7” x 10”, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US

batman-gyre-cv1BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE #1
Written by Kevin Smith
Art by Walter Flanagan & Art Thibert
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Once again, Kevin Smith – the fan-favorite creator behind GREEN ARROW and Daredevil – teams up with Walter Flanagan – the artist on the acclaimed series BATMAN: CACOPHONY – for an all-new adventure starring The Caped Crusader. The stakes are high as Batman encounters a new vigilante under his wing amidst what Smith describes as a “backdrop of romance, intrigue, and geek-bait guest stars galore.” Trust us when we say that it’s as awesome as it sounds. BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE is just the start of things for Kevin in the Bat-Universe so get on board now!
On sale August 26 • 1 of 6 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

batgirl-cv1BATGIRL #1
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
Cover by Phil Noto
Variant cover by J.G. Jones

In the wake of “Batman R.I.P.” and BATTLE FOR THE COWL, a new heroine has emerged in Gotham City, and as she begins her nocturnal crusade to take back the night, she will truly learn what it means to wear the mantle of the Bat. But who is this young woman, and why has she donned the cape and cowl?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Phil Noto), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by J.G. Jones). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

batman-and-robin-cv3BATMAN AND ROBIN #3
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Frank Quitely
Variant cover by Tony Daniel

“Batman Reborn” concludes the explosive reteaming of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, New X-Men)! Witness Batman and Robin’s final showdown against Professor Pyg and the Circus of Strange! The future looks bright for the new Dynamic Duo as they prove themselves in battle, but lurking in the shadows is a mysterious red-hooded vigilante. Also, the origin of Scarlet!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Frank Quitely), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Tony Daniel). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

detective-cv856DETECTIVE COMICS #856
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by JH Williams III; co-feature art by Cully Hamner
Cover by JH Williams III

“Elegy” part 3 of 4! Batwoman unites with an unlikely ally to momentarily defeat the fairytale villain known as Alice. But when Kate is forced to attend a high society event, she soon learns that her worlds are colliding as Alice’s plans for Gotham’s elite put Kate’s father directly in harm’s way.

Plus, in the next part of The Question co-feature, writer Greg Rucka and artist Cully Hamner bring Renee’s search for a missing girl to new depths when The Question is trapped inside a sinking car. Will her life and her leads end up at the bottom of the river?
On sale August 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

batman-cv689BATMAN #689
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter
Cover by Andy Kubert

“Long Shadows” continues! Batman forges ahead in his battle to retrieve the escapees from Arkham Asylum, while Two-Face begins a ground war of his own. Elsewhere, Penguin wants to become Gotham City’s new king of crime, but to do so he has to make a deal with the devil.
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

batmansog-cv3BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #3
Written by Paul Dini; co-feature written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs; co-feature art by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Bruce Wayne is dead…long live Bruce Wayne! Gotham’s favorite son has miraculously returned, promising to lead his city into a new golden age. But while Wayne devotes his limitless fortune to rebuilding Gotham City, he fights violent opposition from Batman, Robin and a host of DC Universe heroes!

And in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Manhunter has found the previous DA’s killer – or, rather, the killer has found her – what is she going to do about it? Bringing the killer in for a trial may not result in the justice Kate’s been dreaming of. But is she ready to kill for justice so soon after a fresh start in Gotham?
On sale August 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

gcsirens-cv3GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #3
Written by Paul Dini
Art and cover by Guillem March

With their uneasy alliance in place, the sirens encounter trouble in the form of the mysteriously returned Bruce Wayne. He’s dazzling, he’s dangerous and he’s got his sights set on Harley Quinn! Has romance sparked between these two long-time enemies – or is Wayne playing a more sinister game?
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

batmanconfidential-cv32BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #32
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Guillem March

Batman goes to Moscow in part 2 of this 5-part story! After the Tsar threatens to take over the Gotham City mob, Batman shows how far he’s willing to go to protect not just his city but also his country. But what’s waiting for The Dark Knight in Moscow packs a much bigger punch than he expects. Find out what happens when the Bat meets the Bear!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

outsiders-cv21OUTSIDERS #21
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Tom Mandrake

“The Hunting” begins here! With Arkham Asylum’s most dangerous inmates running free, The Outsiders are charged with returning them to Gotham City – by whatever means necessary. Batman and Alfred split up the team in order to track down Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze and Clayface before the rogues kill again!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

redrob-cv3RED ROBIN #3
Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Ramon Bachs
Cover by Francis Manapul

“The Grail” part 3 of 4! “Batman Reborn” continues, but is Red Robin’s quest to find Bruce Wayne at an end? Because in a German museum, answers await. But to get to those answers, Red Robin has to go through the Global Guardian known as the Wild Huntsman. Making matters worse, Red Robin’s got an unwanted ally – Ra’s al Ghul! Also, discover what happened in the days after BATTLE FOR THE COWL?
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

adventure-comics-cv1ADVENTURE COMICS #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Francis Manapul, co-feature art by Clayton Henry
Covers by Francis Manapul

It’s the return of one of DC Comics’ longest running books and one of its greatest modern-day heroes – Conner Kent! In our first heroic issue, Superboy can’t wait to jump back into his life – but which life will it be? With a clarity he’s never had before, Conner makes a beeline for the greatest place on Earth…Smallville?

Plus, in the wake of FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS, Starman heads off on an all-new mission in the present. And it’s one that will not only impact Superboy, but the future of the DC Universe itself. Fortunately, the off-kilter Legionnaire won’t be dong it alone! And in the upcoming months of ADVENTURE COMICS look for Lex Luthor! Brainiac! Lightning Lad! Superboy’s pal Simple Simon! Sun Boy and Polar Boy! Ultra, the Multi Alien! Wonder Girl! Black Lantern Alexander Luthor! And many, many more new and familiar faces!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul and renamed ADVENTURE COMICS #504). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

supermansecretfilesSUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1
Written by Sterling Gates, Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods, Jamal Igle, Renato Guedes, Julián López and various
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

There’s never been a better (or busier) time to be a Superman fan! With so many new characters and locations to keep track of, DC brings readers the definitive guide to the ever-expanding world of Superman. Here you will get profiles of characters like Nightwing and Flamebird, General Zod, Supergirl, Mon-El and more, plus maps of locations such as New Krypton’s Kandor and Metropolis.

Also included is a bittersweet story about the friendship of Supergirl and Flamebird, and a story revealing the dark legacy of Pete Ross’ brief time as President of the United States. Plus, a week in the life of Science Cops Billi Harper and Jonathan (Mon-El) Kent. This SECRET FILES issue serves as an excellent primer to this month’s “Codename: Patriot” crossover in the Superman titles, so don’t miss out!
On sale August 5 • 64 pg, FC, $4.99 US

supermanannual-cv14SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14
Written by James Robinson
Art by Javier Pina
Cover by Renato Guedes

Since Superman freed him from the Phantom Zone, Mon-El has spent all his time learning about Earth and its diverse cultures. But how much does he really know about Daxam, the homeworld he fled years ago? A gift from the Legionnaire Tellus allows Mon-El to explore the ancient history of Daxam – from its founding as a Kryptonian colony to its connection to the Mayans of Earth to its bloody civil war. Join Mon-El as he discovers that the planet he always believed to be peaceful and dull is actually anything but.
On sale August 19 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

supermanwonk-cv6SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6
Written by Greg Rucka & James Robinson
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez
Variant cover by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferriera

It’s chaos in Kandor as the 4-part “Codename: Patriot” storyline kicks off here and runs through the August Superman titles! Someone has been shot and Superman will stop at nothing to find the culprit! But when the shooter flees to Earth, can Superman stop him in time to prevent making the two planets even more hostile toward each other? Continued in ACTION COMICS #880!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferriera). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 5 • 6 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

action-comics-cv880ACTION COMICS #880
Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson & Rucka
Art by Julián López; co-feature art by CAFU
Cover by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez

“Codename: Patriot” part 2! Nightwing and Flamebird are hot on the trail of the psycho sleeper agents Nadira and
Az-Rel when the heroes run into another deadly duo – Reactron and Metallo! What do these two want and how does it tie in with General Lane’s plans? Meanwhile, Superman and Supergirl arrive on Earth searching for the shooter – but will their actions here cause more harm than good? Continued in SUPERGIRL #44!

And in part 2 of the new co-feature, Captain Atom’s memory is falling apart right in the heat of battle – can he keep it together without annihilating an entire town? Luckily a deadly new player is about to take that choice out of his hands – permanently!
On sale August 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

supergirl-cv44SUPERGIRL #44
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle
Cover by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez

“Codename: Patriot” part 3! It’s Supergirl and Mon-El versus Nightwing and Flamebird! Find out what happens when the Girl of Steel has to face off against Flamebird, one of her oldest and dearest friends! At Project 7734, General Lane puts the next part of his plan into action – with the help of the man known as Atlas. Concluded in SUPERMAN #691!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

superman-cv691SUPERMAN #691
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalhães
Cover by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez

It’s a slam-bang, knockdown epic fight in the sewers of Metropolis in this fourth and final chapter of “Codename: Patriot”! What are the stakes, and who are the players? Everything and everyone, Superfans! Except one key player is missing – Superman! He has to stop the shooter from taking yet another course of action that would cause the situation between Earth and New Krypton to grow exponentially worse. Which, of course, is just what General Lane wants…
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

supermanpalolsen-cv2SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #2
Written by James Robinson
Art by Bernard Chang
Cover by Pere Pérez

Jimmy Olsen has put all the pieces together regarding the mysterious Project 7734, and it’s worse than he imagined. With The Man of Steel temporarily out of the picture, though, it’s all up to Superman’s Pal to take action. Thankfully he has the help of Mon-El and Steel’s niece Natasha Irons – but will they be enough to defeat Codename: Assassin?
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

supermanbatman-cv63SUPERMAN/BATMAN #63
Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

It’s the start of an all-new arc bringing an old foe back from the dead who endangers the loved ones of both Superman and Batman! With Lois Lane and Alfred Pennyworth kidnapped, the secrets of the World’s Finest heroes are an open book for one villain to exploit.
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE RED CIRCLE

J. Michael Straczynski dives into the DC Universe at last – and he’s bringing four of the finest heroes of the Golden and Silver Ages with him!

Completely reimagined for the modern world from their original appearances in Archie/MLJ publications, these four heroes will show you a side of the DC Universe you’ve never seen before!

Arriving weekly throughout the month of August, these specials thrust four amazing new characters into the heart of the DC story!


rc-hangman-1
THE RED CIRCLE: THE HANGMAN #1
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Jesus Saiz

The Civil War claimed many lives…but one of those lives still hasn’t ended! Union doctor Robert Dickering found himself on the wrong side of the battle lines, and despite his heroic treatment of a fallen enemy soldier, he also found himself on the wrong end of a noose! But a shadowy power stepped forth in the twilit moments between life and death and offered him a deal he couldn’t refuse: to forever roam the Earth, saving the lives of innocents condemned like himself – or hastening the deaths of the guilty! But in taking the seemingly righteous mission of the Hangman, has he accepted God’s work? Or has he become the vengeful fist of the Devil himself? Featuring art by Tom Derenick and Bill Sienkiewicz, the acclaimed team behind REIGN IN HELL!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

rc-inferno-1THE RED CIRCLE: INFERNO #1
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Greg Scott
Cover by Jesus Saiz

The mysterious stranger was brought into the hospital with one name on his lips: “Frank Verrano.” He has no memory of who he was, where he came from, or how he could possibly be the only survivor of a bombing attack on a cruise liner that killed hundreds of people. But as deep as that mystery runs, a violent attack on the hospital opens a deeper one. How can this man burst into flames…and survive? And why does the man who stands in those flames, the man know as the Inferno, look nothing like the one who stood in his place just seconds before? Blaze into this thrilling issue featuring art by Greg Scott (GOTHAM CENTRAL)!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

rc-webTHE RED CIRCLE: THE WEB #1
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta
Cover by Jesus Saiz

Billionaire John Raymond has it all – fame, fortune, and a brilliant mind! He also has a brother with the one trait John lacks: compassion. No matter how relentlessly awe-inspiring John’s achievements get, it’s his brother who’s always seen as the hero. So John sets out to upstage his brother one more time. He’ll show the world just how much heroism money can buy as the amazing (and suspiciously well-equipped) Web. But when a dark fate arrives for his brother, John learns first-hand what a hero leaves on the line, and that there are worse losses than the ones that hit your checkbook! Featuring art by Roger Robinson (THE BRAVE & THE BOLD, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS)!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

rc-shieldTHE RED CIRCLE: THE SHIELD #1
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Cover by Jesus Saiz

Lieutenant Joe Higgins was dying in the dirt of a battlefield in Afghanistan when they whisked him away to a top-secret facility and saved his life with nanotechnology so experimental they couldn’t dare to use it on a living man. Now Higgins has been enlisted to a whole new mission – to be the public face of the American fighting man as the patriotic Shield! But today’s grueling military battles test the limits of patriotism and the limits of the technology that keeps him alive. And the shocking secret behind that technology may be too much for his bullet-riddled heart to bear. Featuring art from Marco Rudy (FINAL CRISIS)!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

doom-patrol-cv1DOOM PATROL #1
Written by Keith Giffen; co-feature written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Matthew Clark; co-feature art by Kevin Maguire
Cover by Matthew Clark
Variant cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire

Come one, come all! The world’s strangest Super Heroes are back, and they brought those robot guys along with ’em! Thrill to the strange adventures of the Doom Patrol, with script by Keith Giffen and art by Matthew Clark! Whether you think you know ’em or you wouldn’t know ’em if they bit you on the behind, this Doom Patrol’s for you! But that’s not all! Read all the way to the back cover for the all-new adventures of those elemental everymen, the Metal Men, featuring the triumphant return of the creative team that brought you JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL! That’s 40 full pages of comic-bookery for just under four American dollars. So why not try some Doom Patrol with a side order of Metal Men today?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

boog-cv23-solicit-r1BOOSTER GOLD #23
Written by Dan Jurgens; co-feature written by Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund; co-feature art by Mike Norton

“Day of Death” continues! Booster Gold reveals the Black Beetle’s plan to wipe out the entire JLA by going after their most incompetent former member – Booster Gold! Plus, Blue Beetle comes face to face with the mad scientist who created the robot army that’s destroying Texas!
On sale August 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

brave-and-bold-cv26THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #26
Written by John Rozum
Art by Scott Hampton
Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

Years ago, The Spectre unleashed his terrible vengeance against predatory killer Ray Walker. But some evil can’t be snuffed out so easily, and Walker’s ghost continues to haunt the city of Dakota! His victims must turn to David Kim, the Xombi, to right the wrong. Don’t miss the Xombi’s first footsteps in the DC Universe!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

flash-rebirth-cv5THE FLASH: REBIRTH #5
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver

The greatest threat to face the Flash Family in decades stands revealed! A new hero will step into an old speedster’s boots! And Barry Allen will make the ultimate sacrifice: his life! Oh yeah, you read that right, but you’ll never believe just what it means! They always say nothing will ever be the same, but trust us, this one will rewrite the history books!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 26 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

jla-cv36JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36
Written by Len Wein
Art by José Luis & J.P. Mayer
Cover by Fabrizio Fiorentino

In part 2 of the 3-part “Royal Flush” arc, it’s the Justice Society of America villain Roulette vs. the JLA’s old foe, Amos Fortune. And the stakes are high as the two baddies pit the JLA against itself!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

jlacry-justice-cv2JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #2
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover Mauro Cascioli

The team continues its proactive hunt for justice as the trail leads to an army of Super-Villains. But the big bad may be deadlier than all of the new team combined…

Continuing the anticipated 6-part miniseries event from James Robinson (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) and rising star artist Mauro Cascioli (TRIALS OF SHAZAM)!
On sale August 5 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

jsa-cv30JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #30
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Jesus Merino

“Bad Seed” part 2 of 5! The JSA feels the strain when battling a monstrous collection of villains who’ve mounted an all-out war on the team to collect a bounty placed on the head of everyone in the group except Stargirl! Tensions flare, and the group is forced to make a compromise in order to chase their fleeing enemies or return to the mansion to find out why Mister Terrific’s communications have suddenly stopped! And Dr. Fate returns to the team in this second issue from the new creative team of writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges (BLUE BEETLE) and artist Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN ANNUAL)!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

jsavskobra-cv3JSA VS. KOBRA: ENGINES OF FAITH #3
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski
Cover by Gene Ha

The JSA follow the trail of Kobra into Opal City! But the stars of this shining metropolis have been darkened by a deed so vile, it’s a new low for the global terrorist. Meanwhile, Kobra warriors have been turning up dead. Is Jason Burr a lone serpent now, or is there a greater plan at work?
On sale August 12 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

deadromeo-cv5DEAD ROMEO #5
Written by Jesse Blaze Snider
Art and cover by Ryan Benjamin

While Romeo makes a valiant attempt to recover from being burnt to a crisp, Whisper lies dying and unprotected from the undead assailants seeking her. Romeo is really blowing this whole “saving Whisper from certain death because I love her” thing. He’d better get his act together quick or we’re not gonna have a 6th issue…
On sale August 5 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

jonah-hex-cv46JONAH HEX #46
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina

“The Six Gun War” barrels onward! After the daring and dangerous rescue of Tallulah Black and Bat Lash, Jonah Hex flashes back to his days in a Civil War prison camp with none other than Jeb Turnbull!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

gabc-cv23GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #23
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton, Bill Sienkiewicz and Josef Rubinstein
Cover by Ladrönn

“Big Game” part 1 of 2! In the main feature, Green Arrow investigates a crime with all the earmarks of his old nemesis known as Big Game – which is made extra-mysterious by the fact that Cupid killed Big Game. And in this issue’s co-feature, Black Canary attempts to save her rival’s life when Cupid is attacked in police custody!
On sale August 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

animal-mancv4THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #4
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis
Cover by Brian Bolland

Regrets…he’s had a few! Buddy Baker can’t bear to live with the regret that comes of his infidelity with Starfire…but Prismatik and Bloodrage will be happy to take the burden of life off his hands! They’ve launched a full-on assault against the League of Titans’ headquarters, and Buddy and Starfire are the only heroes who stand in their way!
On sale August 26 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

mighty-cv7THE MIGHTY #7
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Dave Johnson

Ring of fire! Gabriel Cole’s predecessor, Taylor Rhines, continues to leave him bizarre hints about the dark secret of Section Omega. But time may have already run out for Cole to crack the code, as a terrible power has taken aim at his family!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

rebels-cv7R.E.B.E.L.S. #7
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Kalman Andrasofzsky

As Vril Dox tries to rally resistance to the overpowering forces of Starro, Dox learns that allies are difficult to come by and that one planet holds the key to Starro’s further conquest. Unfortunately, that world suffers the consequences in brutal fashion!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

powergirl-cv4POWER GIRL #4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Guillem March

“Space Girls Gone Wild!” part 1 of 2! A trio of sexy alien marauders hits Earth for the ultimate party. Unfortunately, by their standards, that means destroying it! Of course, it’s up to Power Girl to crash their festivities.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Amanda Conner), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Guillem March). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

secretsix-cv12SECRET SIX #12
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Daniel Lu Visi

A crisis of conscience splits the Secret Six right down the middle and puts them on opposite sides of a horrific war involving Amazons led by a deluded Artemis! But that’s just the opening bout for the main event: Jeannette vs. Wonder Woman!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

solomon-grundy-cv6SOLOMON GRUNDY #6
Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins

Died on a Saturday! Death has come to Slaughter Swamp and his name is Frankenstein! But can Bizarro save Grundy before it’s over? Will the Green Lantern interfere? And can Cyrus find his killer before the Blackest Night? The horror is coming to an end that Solomon Grundy fans will be talking about for years!
On sale August 5 • 6 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

spirit-cv32THE SPIRIT #32
Written by Mike Ploog
Art by Mike Ploog & Dan Green
Cover by Gene Ha

“The Celtic Stone” concludes! The U.S. Army, the mystical Cormac and the beautiful Adios are all fighting to control the powerful Celtic Stone, and only one can walk away with it! Eisner colleague Mike Ploog wraps up his dizzying 2-parter – and the current volume of THE SPIRIT – with a bang…
but stay tuned for a radical reinvention that will leave you breathless!
FINAL ISSUE • On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

strangeadv-cv6STRANGE ADVENTURES #6
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom and Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter

Adam Strange and Comet enter the bizarre world of The Weird. And if they can convince Weird to give up his infinite power to the evil Synnar, is that a good thing – or the worst possible thing to happen?
On sale August 5 • 6 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

teentitans-cv-74TEEN TITANS #74
Written by Bryan Q. Miller; co-feature written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson; co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & Júlio Ferreira
Cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

The assault against the Teen Titans continues this issue as the team struggles to even the odds. Will they be defeated by a foe with superior leadership?

And in the co-feature, Ravager is attacked in her arctic hideaway. Who wants her dead? That’s what she wants to know…
On sale August 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

titans-cv16TITANS #16
Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Angel Unzueta & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Angel Unzueta

Why has Starfire been acting odd the past few issues? Turns out the warrior woman has major rage issues coming out of her recent breakup with Dick Grayson, the events of FINAL CRISIS and more. Her super-powerful emotions could very well rip the team apart!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

wonderwoman-cv35WONDER WOMAN #35
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

“Birds of Paradise” part 2 of 2! A gaggle of super-powered cage fighters find themselves in the worst possible place to be – on the bad side of Wonder Woman and Black Canary! Also, find out the final resolution between Diana and Nemesis along with much, much more!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

vigilante-cv9VIGILANTE #9
Written by Marv Wolfman
Pencils by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Cover by Walter Simonson

The mobs and the feds are both gunning for Vigilante, and his only option is to take to the streets and relocate to Chicago. But Vigilante soon learns that he can’t find peace in the Windy City – not when his past catches up with him…
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

warlord-cv5WARLORD #5
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Chad Hardin & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Mike Grell

Under the stars again! The subterranean world of Skartaris may be forgotten by those who walk the outer surface of our Earth, but for Travis Morgan, Earth itself is the forgotten world! Unfortunately, his first steps there in decades will put him square in the path of the Chinese army…
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

bad-girls-cvBAD GIRLS TP
Written by Steve Vance
Art by Jennifer Graves, Christine Norrie, Daniel Krall and J. Bone
Cover by Darwyn Cooke

It’s not easy being the new girl in school – especially when everyone else has super-powers. Lauren is new to the mall-and-beach town of San Narciso, CA. Should she hang with the super-powered popular girls? What mystery lies behind the school’s walls? And most importantly, what to wear? Collecting the 2003 miniseries for the first time!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

bm-gotham-after-midnightBATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT TP
Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Kelley Jones

Trick-or-treating in Gotham City can be terrifying —
and tragic. Tonight, two people are invited to a party where they will be challenged to surviving the night in the most horrifying haunted house imaginable. Collecting the 12-issue series from Steve Niles and Kelley Jones!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 296 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BMTBG-jacketBATMAN: THE BLACK GLOVE TP
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by JH Williams III, Tony Daniel and Jonathan Glapion
Cover by JH Williams III

“The WATCHMEN of silly Silver Age Batman stories.”
— IGN

Writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, FINAL CRISIS) brings Batman and a group of global heroes to a mysterious island to face a killer in this volume collecting BATMAN #667-669 and 672-675, now available in trade paperback. Plus, Batman relives a defining adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne: the hunt for his parents’ killer.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

fc-legion-3-worlds-cvFINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by George Pérez & Scott Koblish
Cover by George Pérez

Superstar writer Geoff Johns and legendary artist George Pérez deliver the Crisis of the 31st century as the Legion of Super-Heroes reaches out for help against a powerful foe they can’t beat alone. From the moment Superman landed on Earth until the end of time, the Time Trapper has sought to erase Superman’s impact on the universe. But the Legion of Super-Heroes have always been there to stop the relentless villain. Now, one Legion isn’t enough as the Time Trapper taps a twisted mirror image of The Boy of Steel from a parallel Earth long dead: Superboy-Prime! Who will answer the Legion’s call for help?

With ties to INFINITE CRISIS, FINAL CRISIS and the history of the DCU, this tremendous hardcover collects the entire 5-issue miniseries and is not to be missed!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 21 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

cosmicod-cvrCOSMIC ODYSSEY TP NEW PRINTING
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Mike Mignola and Carlos Garzon
Cover by Mike Mignola

Don’t miss this new printing of the classic 1988 miniseries from Jim Starlin and Mike Mignola! COSMIC ODYSSEY assembles Superman, Batman, Green Lantern John Stewart, Martian Manhunter, Starfire, The Demon and others — at the behest of Darkseid!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US

flschronv1-cvrTHE FLASH CHRONICLES VOL. 1 TP
Written by Robert Kanigher and John Broome
Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Frank Giacoia and Joe Giella
Cover by Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert

The stories that introduced Barry Allen as the new Flash in the late 1950s are collected chronologically in trade paperback for the first time, with tales from SHOWCASE #4, 8, 13 and 14 and THE FLASH #105 and 106.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GABCWA_jacketGREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: THE WEDDING ALBUM TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner and André Coehlo
Cover by Cliff Chiang

Green Arrow and Black Canary are ready to exchange vows — but can they make it down the aisle alive? This new trade paperback collects the GA/BC WEDDING SPECIAL and the first five issues of the happy couple’s monthly series and guest-stars the Justice League of America.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

spirit-v2-cvrTHE SPIRIT BOOK TWO TP
Written by Darwyn Cooke, Walter Simonson, Kyle Baker, Gail Simone, Dennis O’Neil and Glen David Gold
Art by Darwyn Cooke, Chris Sprouse, Kyle Baker, Eduardo Risso, Phil Hester, Ty Templeton and others
Cover by Darwyn Cooke

This second volume of new tales collects issues #7-13 of the ongoing series, with stories by some of comics’ biggest names!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

icon-cvICON: A HERO’S WELCOME TP NEW PRINTING
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by M.D. Bright and Mike Gustovich
Cover by Denys Cowan

The flagship character from Milestone Comics is back in this new printing of the classic title collecting ICON #1-8. This is the title that introduced Augustus Freeman, a successful lawyer who covertly uses his alien super-powers to help those in need. But when a teenaged girl from the streets convinces him to use his abilities to inspire his people and becomes his sidekick, Rocket, the affluent Augustus embraces his true destiny and becomes Icon, the hero of Dakota.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JLA.WC.cvrJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE HC
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Ed Benes, Shane Davis, Sandra Hope, Jose Luis, JP Mayer, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund and Drew Geraci
Cover by Ed Benes

The heroes of Milestone Comics return to battle the Justice League in this title collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27, 28 and 30-34.

The hero called Doctor Light is missing, and her former Justice League teammates intend to find the man responsible and make him pay. But before they do that, they’ll have to get past his Shadow Cabinet of powerful superbeings who have sworn to save humanity from itself. Milestone Comics characters Icon and Hardware make their first modern DC Universe appearances here — and it’s not clear whose side they’re on!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 14 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

SMKryptonite_cover1.qxpSUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE TP
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Tim Sale

The amazing story from SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #1-5 and 11 by Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) and Tim Sale (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, Heroes) is collected in trade paperback. While Superman attempts to survive his first encounter with Kryptonite, will Lois Lane fall prey to a mysterious stranger?
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

tangent-superman-reign-v2TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN VOL. 2 TP
Written by Dan Jurgens and Ron Marz
Art by Wes Craig, Carlos Magno and others
Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

In this concluding volume of TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN, the heroes from Tangent Earth and the DC Earth collide — and only one universe can survive! Collecting TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S
REIGN #7-12.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

titans-v2-lockdownTITANS: LOCKDOWN TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Howard Porter, Julian Lopez, J. Calafiore and others
Cover by Howard Porter

There’s a traitor in the Titans’ midst! Now, the Titans headquarters is under lockdown until the team can discover who betrayed them. Will they have the strength to take down one of their own? And will they want to? Collecting TITANS #7-11!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

showcasepresents-warlord-v1SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WARLORD VOL. 1 TP
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Mike Grell, Joe Rubinstein and Vince Colletta
Cover by Mike Grell

Air Force pilot Travis Morgan crashes in the primitive world of Skartaris, where he must learn to live by the sword — and a comics legend begins. Morgan becomes a leader of Skartaris in this paperback collecting 1ST ISSUE SPECIAL #8 and WARLORD #1-28.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 528 pg, B&W, $17.99 US

wartimeforgot-v2-cvTHE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT VOL. 2 TP
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Al Barrionuevo, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Kolins
and Graham Nolan
Cover by Justiniano

In this concluding volume, featuring issues #7-12 of the miniseries, a USAF pilot, about to warn his superiors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, crashes on a mysterious island populated by prehistoric creatures and soldiers of wars of the past, present and future.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

WWCIR.DJ.qxWONDER WOMAN: THE CIRCLE TP
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Bernard Chang
and Ron Randall
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

What is the deadly secret of the mysterious Circle? Wonder Woman will find out in this new trade paperback collecting issues #14-19 of the Amazon Warrior’s hit series. Also in this volume, the reformed Secret Society of Super-Villains invades Paradise Island, led by Captain Nazi!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

bm-brave-and-bold-cv8BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #8
Written by J. Torres
Art by Carlo Barberi & Terry Beatty
Cover by Scott Jeralds

Things get hairy when Batman teams up with The Great Ten, China’s ultimate super team, in a battle that finds our heroes fighting against an army of yelping Yetis. Yikes!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

magic-of-shazam-cv7BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #7
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Byron Vaughns & Ken Branch

Billy and his sister Mary are off on another all–new, amazing adventure as they fight side by side (as well with each other) against the robotic might of the frightening Mr. Atom!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

superfriends-cv18SUPER FRIENDS #18
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art and cover by J. Bone

Meet the Bizarro Super Friends! This am not the solicit for the next boring issue of SUPER FRIENDS! We hate the Super Friends and no want you to steal this right now!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

tiny-titans-cv19TINY TITANS #19
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar

Love is in the air…and in Titans Treehouse! Plasmus and Bumblebee are hanging out more, and the other Titans are starting to notice. And Robin just wants to write his school report, but for some reason the girls won’t leave him alone. Plus, the return of the Titans Ape Club! Eek!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

cn-ap-cv40CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #40
Written by John Rozum, Jason Hall and Tom Warburton
Art by Scott Jeralds, Ethan Beavers and Maurice Fontenot
Cover by Jay Stephens

The Secret Saturdays get to the bottom of a mystery involving a strange species of cryptids called Flying Rods! Meanwhile, Samurai Jack is having trouble with technology! And the Kids Next Door are suffering from gender confusion!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

MAD #501
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

So what if summer starts its crawl to a halt by the time this issue ships? We’ve still got the giggling goods to keep you in a sunny mood right here!

This issue is resolicited. All previous orders have been canceled.
RESOLICIT • On sale August 12 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

looney-tunes-cv177LOONEY TUNES #177
Written by Frank Strom, Bill Matheny, David Coby Weiss and Sholly Fisch
Art by Leo Batic, David Alvarez, Neal Sternecky, Omar Aranda and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Scott Gross

Egypt is full of monuments built to honor kings, but Pharoah Fudd will have the greatest monument constructed by his master engineer, Daffy Duck. Wait. Daffy Duck? Plus, other classic Egyptian themed Looney Tunes adventures!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

scoobydoo147SCOOBY-DOO #147
Written by Terrance Griep and Sholly Fisch
Art by Vincent Deporter, Robert Pope and Scott McRae
Cover by Vincent Deporter

Can Scooby and the gang solve the mystery of the Great Barrier Creep before they fall victim to Dreamtime’s all-powerful Rainbow Serpent? Plus, the return of the Ghastleys!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

authority_13THE AUTHORITY #13
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art and cover by Simon Coleby & Cliff Rathburn

Kaizen Gamorra has become a scourge of World’s End, possessing the bulk of the working technology on the planet. He hungers for more, however, and is willing to destroy any in his path to acquire it. He’s set his sights on the Carrier – and The Authority have a fight on their hands they might not be able to win!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

gen13cvr31GEN13 #31
Written by Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Mike Huddleston

With Gen14 on one side and the Fearsmiths on the other, Gen13 is stuck in the middle of a fight for their lives! Who will live? Who
will die? The answers may surprise you as the kids finally reach the
end of the road on their long journey across the post-apocalyptic
landscape of World’s End!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

robinson-wcats_cvrJAMES ROBINSON’S COMPLETE WILDCATS TP
Written by James Robinson
Art by Travis Charest, Jim Lee, Barry Windsor-Smith, Rich Johnson and others
Cover by Travis Charest

James Robinson’s defining run on WILDC.A.T.S is collected in a single volume, spotlighting his 1990s issues. Collects WILDC.A.T.S #15-20, WILDSTORM RISING #1, WILDC.A.T.S ANNUAL #1 and TEAM ONE/WILDC.A.T.S #1-2.

This book is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
RESOLICIT Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 288 pg, FC, $24.99 US

wildcats14WILDCATS #14
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Shawn Moll & Drew Geraci
Cover by Ryan Sook

The team-up event of World’s End continues as Team Seven and the Wildcats hunt Tao! But will they be ready for the fight when they find him? He’s been preparing for this moment for quite some time…and when the gloves come off, it’ll be a battle to the death!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

astrocityda_bk3_cover_v4ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 3 #4
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross

As the world faces cosmic annihilation, Charles and Royal’s mission of vengeance takes them into the heart of the danger. Will they get their revenge? And what price will they pay? Featuring Honor Guard, the Silver Agent, the First Family, the Omega Rangers and more in a destructive showdown that could tear Astro City – and the Williams brothers – apart.
On sale August 5 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ex-machina-44EX MACHINA #44
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Tony Harris

Risking everything, Mayor Hundred descends into the sewers of New York City to finally learn why he was given the strange powers that helped him become the super-heroic Great Machine!
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Basic RGBRED HERRING #1
Written by David Tischman
Art by Philip Bond & David Hahn
Cover by Philip Bond

Red Herring will stop at nothing to halt a global conspiracy of invading aliens and big businessmen. And he’s convinced the MacGuffin’s near-death experience and dirty little secret affair with a U.S. congressman is the key to his revenge. There are no coincidences. Nothing happens by accident.

From creators David Tischman (BITE CLUB, GREATEST HITS) and Philip Bond (KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND, VIMANARAMA), RED HERRING is a dangerous 6-issue miniseries that puts the “con” back in conspiracy.
On sale August 12 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

freerealms_01FREE REALMS #1-2
Written by J.S. Lewis
Art and cover by Jon Buran

SONY teams with WildStorm and best-selling fantasy author J.S. Lewis (the Grey Griffins series) for an exciting adaptation of Free Realms, their new MMORPG! This 12-issue series mirrors the nonstop action of the game, offering exciting adventures, battles with vicious monsters and, of course, the allure of gorgeous fairies!

The story begins when a young boy is abducted and dragged into a darkened forest teeming with twisted monsters. It’s up to a relic hunter and a pixie to save him, but their mission is cut short when a horde of troll-like creatures captures them!
Issue #1 retro-solicited; on sale July 15; issue #2 on sale August 19 • 1 and 2 of 12 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Layout 1GEARS OF WAR BOOK ONE HC
Written by Joshua Ortega
Art by Liam Sharp

The best-selling video game franchise arrives with a blast! This story bridges the gap between the Lightmass Bombing at the end of the first Gears of War game and the start of the second game. Follow the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in their battle against the Locust in this new collection of GEARS OF WAR #1-6!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 21 • 160 pages FC • $19.99 • MATURE READERS

gears-of-war_10GEARS OF WAR #10
Written by Mike Capps & Joshua Ortega
Art and cover by Liam Sharp

Delta has located survivors from the Jilane massacre, and it’s a motley crew filled with far more people than expected! With an anticipated Locust attack, does Delta have the firepower to hold out until help arrives? Further exploring the world of the sensational hit video game!
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

killapalooza-cv4KILLAPALOOZA #4
Written by Adam Beechen
Art and cover by Trevor Hairsine

With their manager held hostage by a face from their past, tensions among band members are on the rise. And the countdown to the concert of the year is on as The Clap come one deadly step closer to learning the identity of their rivals for a multimillion-dollar assassination payday!
On sale August 26 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

prototype_05PROTOTYPE #5
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Darick Robertson & Matt Jacobs

The highly anticipated comic spinning out of the game PROTOTYPE continues! The New York homicide detectives have been pushed to the brink and realize they may not come out of this alive. In fact, the entire human race faces extinction! Terror abounds in this bloody action thriller as we ramp up to the exciting conclusion in this pulse-pounding issue!
On sale August 5 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

fvjvav2_3cvrFREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #3
Written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric
Art by Jason Craig
Cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope

Freddy Krueger has become one with the Necronomicon, and he has the full power of the book at his disposal – including control of the Deadites. Making a Faustian bargain with Jason Voorhees, Freddy promises to return everything he’s lost if Jason will be a general in Freddy’s army. Will Washington D.C. fall to such nefarious foes? Who could possibly stand against such forces? Ash Williams and Tommy Jarvis aim to find out.
On sale August 19 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

north-40-2-coverNORTH 40 #2
Written by Aaron Williams
Art and cover by Fiona Staples

As Conover County continues to transform into a supernatural sanitarium, the inmates flex their newfound “muscles.” David Atterhull – now able to toss pickup trucks – and his kin begin to claim territory as well as hostages. Wyatt, discovering strange new powers of his own, is confronted by enemies from school; enemies that can now call on unnatural energies. And Alisha continues her crash course in being a witch. It’s an apprenticeship that allies her with Sheriff Morgan, who has reason to believe Conover hasn’t yet seen the worst of this mess.

Created by Aaron Williams (PS238, The Nodwick Chronicles) and Fiona Staples (SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR).
On sale August 5 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

sleeper_2-tpb-coverSLEEPER SEASON TWO TP
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Sean Phillips

It’s the final SLEEPER collection from the team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Criminal). While spymaster John Lynch slept in a coma, his protégé Holden Carver was trapped undercover. Now that his star has risen in criminal mastermind Tao’s organization, Carver is shocked by the news that Lynch is awake. Torn between new loyalties and his original mission, Carver must decide whose side he’s really on – and if they’re on his.

This collection features SLEEPER SEASON TWO #1-12, the full second year of the critically acclaimed series by Brubaker and Phillips, plus the never-before-collected prequel story from
COUP D’ETAT: AFTERWORD.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23 288 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

push_tpb_cvrPUSH TP
Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman
Art by Bruno Redondo and Aaron Minier
Cover by Jock

Collecting the 6-issue miniseries prequel to the hit movie Push! A secret war is about to begin, fought on battlefields obscured in shadow…and the weapons in this new conflict will be the human mind! Enter agent Ezra Lowe, an operative in Division, trained from an early age in psychic warfare, until one mission goes horribly wrong.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

warcraft_22_cvrWORLD OF WARCRAFT #22
Written by Walter and Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden
Cover by Mike Bowden & Tony Washington

The new Council of Tirisfal is formed! Med’an keeps Meryl’s possession a secret. Maraad acts on his vision, but what does it have to do with Valeera?
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

starcraft_04_coverSTARCRAFT #4
Written by Simon Furman
Art by Federico Dallocchio & Brian Denham
Cover by Federico Dallocchio
Variant cover by Shawn Moll & Sandra Hope

The War Pigs are getting closer and closer to hunting down renegade marshal Jim Raynor, but obstacles and internal conflict continue to muddy the mission waters. Far-from-gentle giant Turfa Dei confronts the ghosts of his past while the team faces off against present day ghosts – the Dominion’s elite and deadly psychic troopers!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Federico Dallocchio), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Shawn Moll & Sandra Hope). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

100Bullets.cvr100 BULLETS #1/VERTIGO CRIME SAMPLER
Written by Brian Azzarello and Ian Rankin
Art by Eduardo Risso, Victor Santos and Werther Dell’Edera
Cover by Eduardo Risso

Discover the all-new Vertigo Crime line, and reload your love of 100 BULLETS with this special edition flip book for only $1.00! This issue includes sneak peeks of the upcoming Vertigo Crime titles DARK ENTRIES – from best-selling novelist Ian Rankin (best known for his “Inspector Rebus” novels) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (LOVELESS) – and FILTHY RICH – from writer Brian Azzarello (JOKER) and artist Victor Santos (Young Ronin). You’ll also uncover teases of future Vertigo Crime books, not to mention a full reprinting of 100 BULLETS #1, the acclaimed crime comic series from Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso, which recently wrapped its long run at Vertigo!

Don’t miss this chance to get in on the ground floor of an exciting new line of books!
Retro-solicited; on sale July 22 • 48 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

alcoholicTHE ALCOHOLIC SC
Written by Jonathan Ames
Art and cover by Dean Haspiel

“Hysterically funny and gut-wrenchingly dramatic…graphic lit at it’s best.” – WIZARD MAGAZINE

“Painfully honest, shockingly revealing and totally riveting.”
– Blair Butler, G4TV

“An engaging graphic novel . . . Unflinching . . . Powerful.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Tender, funny and heartbreaking.” – PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Jonathan A. is a boozed-up, coked-out, sexually confused, hopelessly romantic and, of course, entirely fictional novelist who bears only a coincidental resemblance to real-life writer Jonathan Ames, critically acclaimed author of Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man and What’s Not to Love? For the fictional Jonathan, writing and drinking come easy. The hard parts of life are love and hope. From a touching relationship between Jonathan and his aging great aunt, to an inebriated evening with an amorous, octogenarian dwarf, Ames’s first original graphic novel, with gritty, poignant art by Dean Haspiel (THE QUITTER), tells a story about how our lives fall to pieces and the enduring human struggle to put things back together again.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 136 pg, 6.875” x 9”, B&W, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

peter-and-maxPETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL HC
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Steve Leialoha

Set in the imaginative realm of the award-winning comic book series FABLES, PETER & MAX is a stand-alone prose novel – the first ever published starring FABLES characters!

Long ago, in the deepest dark of The Black Forest, two brothers – Peter Piper and his older brother Max – encountered ominous forces that changed them both irreparably. Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day, when their deadly conflict surfaces in the placid calm of modern day Fabletown.

PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL features the deft prose of award-winning comic book writer Bill Willingham and lush ink spot illustrations from FABLES artist Steve Leialoha. The novel also reveals secrets of some of the regular FABLES series cast members including Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder and Bo Peep. Included as well is an 8-page bonus sequential comic story by Willingham and Leialoha that serves as a bridge to the FABLES graphic novel collections. And don’t miss the special FABLES #1/PETER & MAX PREVIEW on sale in July!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 7 • 400 pg, 6” x 9”, B&W, $22.99 US MATURE READERS

jack-cv37JACK OF FABLES #37
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland

Jack’s back out on his own, but after his grave insult to the artist who’s drawing this story, what will become of Jack? Will the artist seek vengeance and have Jack go bald? Get fat? Grow a tail? Will he be covered in scabs and lesions? Or will the artist simply ignore the script and have Jack brutally murdered on the first page and bring in a replacement? Who knows? Anything is possible…
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Fables1.cvrFABLES #1/PETER & MAX PREVIEW
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Lan Medina and Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean

Now’s the best time to enter the acclaimed world of FABLES with this specially priced reprinting of the first issue! And that’s not all! You’ll also get a special excerpt of the all-new FABLES prose novel PETER & MAX from FABLES creator Bill Willingham!
Retro-solicitied; on sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

fabl-cv87FABLES #87
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by Joao Ruas

Part 1 of “Witches”! The business office got lost somewhere when Fabletown collapsed into ruins. Now Bufkin, the meek and mild flying monkey, is trapped inside with the evil witch Baba Yaga – and she’s in a really bad mood. How is poor little Bufkin going to survive her tantrum? At the same time, Frau Totenkinder and the witches upstate at the Farm prepare to deal with Mister Dark down in what’s left of Fabletown.
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

air-cv12AIR #12
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker

Desperate to unravel the truth from the lies, Blythe makes a dangerous journey to the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. To her surprise, she discovers that the man waiting for her there is someone she has met before – and he may have answers she doesn’t want to hear.
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

dmz_tpb7DMZ VOL. 7: WAR POWERS TP
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli, Kristian Donaldson and Nikki Cook
Cover by Brian Wood

In this new DMZ volume collecting issues #35-41, the status quo is tossed out the window as embedded war journalist Matty Roth returns from his misadventure in Staten Island to find Parco Delgado in office as provisional governor of New York and details his first 100 days at breakneck speed. Matty’s first task under the Delgado regime? Tracking down the source of one of the DMZ’s greatest urban legends.

dmz-cv44DMZ #44
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by John Paul Leon

The conclusion of “No Future” sees our nameless hero sent out on a mission he has no plans to return from. But is that by design of his masters – or initiative on his own part? Let out in daylight for the first time in years, he sees aspects of the DMZ that tweak his long-repressed conscience, and he’s forced to make an impossible choice.
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

hom-cv16HOUSE OF MYSTERY #16
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Luca Rossi and Richard Corben
Cover by Esao Andrews

A new storyline begins here, but the solicitation text for this issue has been stolen, and the following note left in its place: “Dear Constance, I’ve been having bad dreams. I am in a House, and there is a man summoning me…come quickly.” The meaning of the note is unknown. The only certainty is that this issue’s short story features the eerie art of Richard Corben (HELLBLAZER).
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

hlblazer-cv258HELLBLAZER #258
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Simon Bisley

As strange as it sounds, seducing a 2,000-year-old demon with a grudge isn’t the riskiest stunt John Constantine has ever pulled. But tipping the supernatural scales for a chance at love will exact a cost higher than he ever thought possible. And try as he might, is this something that devil-may-care Constantine can walk away from?
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

greek-street2GREEK STREET #2
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by KAKO

Monsters, magic, gangsters and sex – this is the world of Greek Street that young Eddie has fled to. But will he stay one step ahead of the police? Will the ghost of the mother whom he killed continue to haunt him? Or will his dealings with the violent and treacherous mobsters, The Fureys, finally turn his already tough life into a complete tragedy? Don’t miss the stirring new series from fan-favorite writer Peter Milligan (HELLBLAZER) and artist Davide Gianfelice (NORTHLANDERS)!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

sm-dreamhuntersTHE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS HC
Original story by Neil Gaiman
Adaptation, art and cover by P. Craig Russell

“THE DREAM HUNTERS is a lovingly-crafted piece of work. Russell produces about as faithful an adaptation as one could ever hope for.” – IGN

“A swoon-inducing comic. Russell’s grandiose style is custom built for this ethereal Japanese fable.” – GEEK Monthly

In honor of the 20th anniversary of THE SANDMAN, this new hardcover collects the 4-issue comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s original prose novella by the same name, with spectacular artwork by Gaiman’s frequent collaborator P. Craig Russell (the sandman, FABLES: THE LAST CASTLE). A humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons and a Japanese emperor to steal the monk’s life. With the aid of Morpheus, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

nola-cv20NORTHLANDERS #20
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

When we last saw Sven at the end of NORTHLANDERS Vol. 1, he was in exile on a remote island with a brand-new family and questioning if he truly managed to escape the dangers of the mainland. “Don’t worry,” his wife Enna had said. “There’s no one coming.” Well, after several decades pass, the epic story of “Sven, The Returned” is on the lips of poets across the land. And now a few mercenaries have decided to look him up…
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

mxan-cv14MADAME XANADU #14
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

Nominated for 4 Eisner Awards! With the awards season in full tilt, Vertigo’s biggest buzz book continues with “Sins of the Fathers,” by comic book legends Matt Wagner and Michael Wm. Kaluta. Trapped in a secret that straddles two different centuries, time is running out for the beautiful mystic. And out of this land of nightmares steps a surprise player in the mystery theater!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

unwritten-4THE UNWRITTEN #4
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu

“No bull. This is a wonderful story. I want more.” – Bill Willingham (FABLES)

In the Swiss villa where Mary Shelley conceived Frankenstein, Gothic and modern horror collide. Someone is killing writers, and Tom Taylor stands right in the path of danger. But Tom can’t leave until he’s found his father’s last message to him – and a bizarre gift that will bring him into direct conflict with the Unwritten.
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

unknownsoldier11UNKNOWN SOLDIER #11
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Dave Johnson

As the memorial banquet for pacifist doctor Moses Lwanga nears, Sera returns to the capital for the first time without Moses by her side. What she doesn’t know is that her husband is there, too, preparing to fight a war against the brutal militant group he almost joined. Don’t miss an issue of the title nominated for an Eisner Award for Best New Series!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

ylia-cv18YOUNG LIARS #18
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham

As the events in Browning count down to their inevitable conclusion, Loreli must come to terms with the fact that she is not the only love in Danny’s life. The plans to stop the alien invasion expand (if there even are aliens), Sadie Dawkins records a hit record, and Big C returns to set Danny straight and possibly destroy the known universe.
FINAL ISSUE • On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

unknowncountry_v1_fc_ccA TALE OF AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Natsuna Kawase

CMX. From the author of THE LAPIS LAZULI CROWN. Rosemarie is the princess of a humble kingdom. Her brother wants an alliance with a bigger and wealthier neighbor, so he promises her hand to Reynol, the mysterious prince of the other country. But Rosemarie is determined to know who this guy really is first (and maybe even sabotage the wedding plans in the process.) So she assumes the role of “Marie,” one of the maids in Reynol’s castle. Could it be that the young prince is not the ogre she imagined?
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • EVERYONE

king_of_debris_v2_fc_ccKING OF DEBRIS VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Yusuke Aso

CMX/FLEX COMIX. Continuing their journey, Citro and his companions arrive at the port city of Elrain. Once there, they are surrounded by enemies and Corona, Citro’s human sister, is taken hostage. The young android boy knows how to amass the power he’ll need to save her, but can he live with what it’s going to cost him?
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

lapis_lazuli_v2_fc_ccTHE LAPIS LAZULI CROWN VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Natsuna Kawase

CMX. In this concluding volume, Miel competes against a fellow magician. While she is more powerful than the conceited Derris, she loses their duel–and then he asks her out! But her heart belongs to Prince Radian, even if they aren’t an official couple. So when a ceremony is held to reinforce the magic barrier around the kingdom, Miel’s determined to prove herself worthy of being by Radian’s side.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 5″ x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • EVERYONE

tenjho_v18_fc_ccTENJHO TENGE VOL. 18
Written and illustrated by Oh! great

CMX. Those wild and battling kids from the Juken Club are back! Maya lies at death’s door and her sister Aya fights to the death against the out-of-control Kibane, master of swords! Bunshichi carries off the comatose Maya and attacks the penthouse stronghold of Mitsuomi. But Mitsuomi’s got a surprise of his own in store, and Bunshichi might just come to regret his reckless actions.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • MATURE

palette_v6_fc_prev_onlyTHE PALETTE OF 12 SECRET COLORS VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Nari Kusakawa

CMX. More magic and romance from the author of TWO FLOWERS
FOR THE DRAGON. Young Cello may be on the verge of achieving her
dream of becoming a “Palette” (a magician who can manipulate color), but
love could complicate things now that she and Dr. Guell have confessed
their feelings for each other. Can these two figure out how to balance their
new relationship and their old responsibilities?
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • EVERYONE

venus-in-love-7-fc_ccVENUS IN LOVE VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Yuki Nakaji

CMX. It’s bad enough for Eichi that he’s had to worry about his model friend, Yuki being a rival for Suzuna’s affection, but now there’s a new guy in the picture. Shu is Suzuna’s old chidhood friend and he wants to get back into her life. Even though Suzuna may not have any more interest in him as anything other than a friend, that’s not going to stop Eichi from feeling threatened.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

BLAMMOIDS!

Funky. Chunky. Fun.

Real compact – with real impact!

BLAM! A funky, chunky collection of boldly designed toys that pack a lot of punch in squatty body!

POW! A striking, hyper-stylized twist on the world’s greatest heroes and their biggest foes. Too tough to call small – you’ll want to collect them all!

Packaged on a blister card, each measures approximately 2.5” to 4” tall with three points of articulation.

SERIES 1:
Batman
Green Lantern
Sinestro
Firestorm
The Joker
Aquaman

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Advance-solicited; on sale January 20, 2010 * PVC/ABS Mini Figures * PI

batmanbeyondBATMAN BEYOND 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

DC Direct’s 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure series looks to the future as Batman Beyond becomes the latest character to be added to the line!

Terry McGinnis, who will wear the mantle of the bat in 2039,
is seen here in his state-of-the-art, intricate and authentically detailed Batsuit, complete with glider wings that measure approximately 14” across.

The figure is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box
with a fifth panel and includes a display stand.

Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27, 2010 * Collector figure * $99.99 US

dynamicswwDC DYNAMICS: WONDER WOMAN STATUE
DESIGNED AND SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

DC Direct introduces this exquisite new statue gallery series, featuring dynamic interpretations of
classic superheroes!

Award-winning sculptor Tim Bruckner has transformed his original designs of the most recognizable
DC characters into some of the most outstanding,
upscale statues DC Direct has ever produced. Each statue features a base that captures the character’s interaction with the surrounding environment.

The first in a series of six statues scheduled to be
released in 2010, Wonder Woman emerges from
a billowing cloud to fly through the sky,
displaying the grace and beauty that defines the
Amazon Princess.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately
11.25” high x 6.5” wide x 7.25” deep and is packaged
in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 20, 2010 Statue * $195 US

bmbwbermejoBATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATMAN BY LEE BERMEJO
DESIGNED BY LEE BERMEJO
SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

Hot off the best-selling JOKER graphic novel, artist Lee Bermejo adds his stunningly detailed interpretation of Batman to the Batman Black & White Statue line!

In this original design, Bermejo captures the intensity of The Caped Crusader as he clutches a Batarang, ready to take action.

The statue measures approximately 6.75” high x 6” wide x 7” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 6, 2010 • Statue * $80 US

flTHE FLASH VS. GORILLA GRODD MINI STATUE
DESIGNED BY MICHAEL TURNER
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER AND TONY CIPRIANO

A classic DC Direct statue gets miniaturized!

The dynamic, modern version of The Flash stands victorious over the evil Gorilla Grodd in this 1:2 scale mini statue, which features all the sculptural details and intricate painting fans of DC Direct have come to expect.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.75” high x 4.375” wide x 7” deep, is packaged in a 4-color box and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 13, 2010 * Statue * $79.99 US

hughesprintDC COVER ART REPRODUCTION PRINT: POWER GIRL
Art by Adam Hughes

Own a piece of comics history!

For the first time ever, DC Direct is proud to offer this stunning, museum-quality display piece featuring art by fan-favorite
Adam Hughes!

The artist’s process of creating the image of Power Girl on the variant cover of JSA CLASSIFIED #1 is chronicled here on an acid-free, double-matted authentic DC Comics artboard, perfect for framing. A reproduction of Hughes’ original pencil art appears beside a reproduction of the final, printed cover, and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist himself is also included.

The entire piece measures approximately 20” high
x 24” wide and is packaged in a
self-shipping box.

Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 13, 2010 * Cover Art Reproduction * $125 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES

Four second-generation Justice Society of America heroes are grouped together to make up the second series of action figures based on the art of Alex Ross!

Just as Geoff Johns’ “Thy Kingdom Come” story arc has brought the Kingdom Come Superman into current continuity, this series of action figures also features a fully articulated, original sculpt of the character.

Figures included:
Cyclone • 8.25” h
Stargirl • 6.5” h
Hourman • 7” h
Kingdom Come Superman • 7” h

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
4-color peggable window box packaging.

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Advance-solicited; on sale January 6, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

heroes-of-the-dcuflashHeroes of the DC Universe: THE FLASH BUST
DESIGNED BY GARY FRANK
SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

After offering his realistic, detailed style on the covers of the Superman monthly series, artist Gary Frank turns his talents to interpreting the men of the DC Universe in the second series of DC Direct’s HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE busts line!

First up is Barry Allen as The Flash, as the Scarlet Speedster channels the Speed Force.

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5” high x 3.5” wide x 5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27, 2010 * Bust * $70 US

neonsignsupergirlSUPERGIRL MINI NEON SIGN

Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring Supergirl’s pink S-shield logo!

The adjustable base unit can sit on a tabletop or be mounted to a wall.

Powered by a plug-in, UL-adapter, the sign itself measures approximately 12″ wide x 9″ high and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 20, 2010 • Neon Sign * $89.99 US

Retailers, please note:
These signs are available with several different power adapter options, including U.S., U.K., E.U. and AUS. When ordering, please select the appropriate line and item code on the order form, as each version has been assigned its own code.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT Premium Series 2

Includes:
Gnome Warlock: Valdremar with Voidwalker Voyd • 3.25” h and 6” h
Orc Warchief: Thrall • 10.25” h (with arm outstretched)

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27, 2010 * Action Figures * PI

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SDCC 08: Ryan’s Panel Rundown

Contributing writer Ryan Ingram gives us the skinny on a few of the panels you may have overlooked at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

SPORE w/ Will Wright

The human idea-machine Will Wright made his first Comic-Con appearance to promote SPORE—a game that lets you play as George Lucas, instead of Luke Skywalker, creating everything from your own alien species, to space ships that travel through different galaxies. It’s taking the work he did on SimCity to the next logical level, but still offering something new and completely insane-looking.

There aren’t many people that can make watching videogames and a slideshow engaging, but fast-talking Wright pulled it off in spades. He began telling a convention anecdote of his own; hunting down about a rare 2001: Space Odyssey poster, that he unknowingly bought off one of the film’s actors, who then wanted to sign his pristine poster.

Wright also talked about video games as an art form, and mentioned the current Vancouver art show that features anime, manga, graphic novels and video games. He acted as curator for the video game section, and was surprised to learn that the comic book curators didn’t see video games as an art form, and implied that video games were “bottom of the barrel.” He drew a parallel between the current mainstream perception of video games to books in the 1500’s, which were first seen as satanic time-wasters that killed human interaction.

He also explained how Gilligan’s Island is the predecessor to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.

Then he showed a half-hour demo of the game, which has mind-boggling levels of detail and offers the power to customize nearly everything in the game. Within 18 days of the SPORE creature generator over 2 million unique species have been created—almost double the total known species on Earth.

There was also a new feature announced that will let players create their own comic stories and YouTube videos that will feature their characters and stories.

Highlight: With some remaining time, he gave the audience the choice between a quick Q&A and a Russian Space Minute (where he gives power point presentation on Russian Space program, a hobby of his.) The crowd chose the latter, and he gave a brief history of the life of Wernher von Braun, the creator of the V2 rocket. While it was actually a German Space Minute, he talked about the brilliant rocket scientist who ran with the Nazis, the U.S. government, and even Walt Disney.

Grade: A+

Entertainment Weekly’s The Visionaries: Comics

If the Justice League assembled in the real-world as a group of comic creators, it would probably resemble the seven artists, writers and writers/artists that met for Entertainment Weekly’s first “Visionaries” panel. (The other two EW panels included a movie and television one.)

A solid mix of (almost) veteran and newcomer creators assembled, but with Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, John Cassaday, Matt Fraction, Colleen Doran, Robert Kirkman and Grant Morrison all present they didn’t really seem to shine and the conversation seemed defensive and little awkward. The panel mostly answered questions that were variations of how comics are different from movies. This is made even lamer, since EW stuck Frank Miller on the movie panel instead of this one.

But other than that gripe, Grant Morrison loves superheroes. Jim Lee hates continuity. And an audience member complained about late comics. It didn’t seem like there was a whole lot of new discussion breached during the panel, but it was still alright.

Highlight: John Cassaday explaining a problem with the group being labeled visionaries, since most of the panelists got lost on their way to the discussion. And also Colleen Doran’s reason for getting into comics; she thought Aquaman was hot.

Grade: C+

Editorial Cartoons

I accidentally showed up to the last half of this panel, and immediately regretted not getting there earlier. It was a good example of panel reflecting the diversity that should be found in the pop culture convention. And it didn’t hurt that it was packed with some obviously opinionated and clever minds.

One cartoonist referred to the current depressing state of the newspaper industry “like living in Pompeii,” with newspapers closures and constant job cuts happening across the country. There was talk about how to make the move online, but it’s a still a sad reality that these voices are becoming closer and closer to being silenced with declining readership.

A lot of the cartoonists agreed that as long as they get read, they’re happy—even if you hate what they do. One cartoonist mentioned how the bags of hate mail continue to fuel him.

Highlight: The panel’s lone Republican’s answered a questions about why they are few Red-state editorial cartoonists (“It’s a vast left-wing conspiracy”) got a laugh from everyone in the room and on the panel. Another panelist quipped back, saying it was because they’re just not funny.

Grade: B+, although it could have been higher had I made it for the whole panel.

Deepak Chopra and Grant Morrison

I saw the two of these guys on a panel years ago, and it was an all-time Comic-Con highlight. And since seeing Grant Morrison on a Friday panel—where he briefly talked about the sun’s field changing the human consciousness every 11 years—it seemed like he was just getting warmed up to bring the crazy-awesome to his Sunday panel.

There was a bit of a discussion of the similarities between Jesus, Buddha and Superman that seemed to be déjà vu-ish from the 2005 panel, but was worth it to hear Morrison ask if Superman could beat up Jesus.

The two also spent considerable time talking about “The Dark Knight.” Chopra discussed the Joker and Batman’s religious relationship as a mixing of the sacred and the profane that complete each other and “that are explicit enemies but implicit allies.” The two are needed to keep “the story” going and ask us to redeem ourselves, similar to Jesus.

Later, Morrison came back to the movie and talked about the idea of “One-Face”, a future version of consciousness where we can integrate this duality smoothly.

He also talked about how human consciousness is like separate fingers trying to kill itself—and that we need reach a level where we all make peace with “the entire hand.”
And that global warming may be an incubation period for this global awareness—In other words, he brought crazy-awesome as expected.

Highlight: Being the last panel of the day for me on Sunday, it was the perfect cure for the comic con hangover.

Grade: A-. (The bungled video footage for the Virgin comics things took up time Chopra and Morrison could have been blowing the audience’s minds.)