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DC Comics Previews: “Connor Hawke,” “Crossing Midnight,” “Desolation Jones” & More!

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DC Comics Previews: “Connor Hawke,” “Crossing Midnight,” “Desolation Jones” & More!

DC Comics has released previews of various titles shipping in October and November, from their DC Universe line of comics in addition to their Vertigo and Wildstorm imprints. Please note that some previews may not be suitable for all audiences. When you’re done checking out all these sneak peeks, drop by the CBR Forums and chat with your fellow fans about what’s on your mind.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #1


Written by Chuck Dixon; Covers by Tony Harris; Variant cover by Tim Bradstreet


On the heels of the new DVD Special Edition of A Nightmare on Elm Street comes a terrifying new series!


From the twisted mind of Chuck Dixon (NIGHTWING, CLAW) comes a fresh look at one of the most frightening horror icons of all time: Freddy Krueger! A new family has moved to the quiet town of Springwood and when night falls, the town quickly learn its horrible secret! Will this new family survive a new nightmare on Elm Street? Or can the tables be turned in the monstrous dream realm?


Wildstorm | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US | Mature Readers


On Sale October 4, 2006

FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL


Written by Bill Willingham ; Art by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Tara McPherson, Derek Kirk Kim, Esao Andrews, Mark Buckingham, Mark Wheatley and Jill Thompson; Cover by James Jean


Don’t miss this stunning original hardcover collection written by FABLES creator Bill Willingham set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the FABLES series began! Featuring sequences illustrated by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson and more, 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL is both an entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham’s enchanting and imaginative FABLES mythos.


Traveling in Arabia as an Ambassador from the exiled FABLES community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But the clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1,001 nights. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, FABLES:1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL reveals the secret histories of familiar FABLES characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales.


Vertigo | 144pg. | Color | Hardcover | $19.99 US | ISBN 1401203671 | Mature Readers


On Sale October 18, 2006

DESOLATION JONES #7


Written by Warren Ellis; Art and cover by Danijel Zezelj


Kicking off “To Be in England,” a new 6-part story written by Warren Ellis with art by Danijel Zezelj (LOVELESS)! A year ago, Michael Jones’ former MI6 colleague John Asher sought sanctuary in the ex-spies’ community inside the greater Los Angeles area. Today, Jones is hired to find out who killed John Asher the night before: a case that takes him into Hollywood, politics, sexual under-cultures, and the town 25 miles outside metropolitan L.A. where Philip K. Dick wrote his strangest books…


Wildstorm Signature Series | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US | Mature Readers


On Sale October 18, 2006

CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON’S BLOOD #1 (OF 6)


Written by Chuck Dixon; Art and Cover by Derec Donovan


Don’t miss the first issue of an explosive new miniseries written by Chuck Dixon (ROBIN, NIGHTWING) with; Art by Derec Donovan (Jubilee)! An archery contest beckons Oliver Queen’s bow-bending son Connor Hawke to the far end of the globe. Accompanied by his old pal Eddie Fyers, Connor accepts the invitation. But a much darker game is afoot, and Connor’s life will never be the same!


DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US


On Sale November 22, 2006

RED MENACE #1 (OF 6)


Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DiMeo and Adam Brody; Art by Jerry Ordway and Al Vey; Cover by Jerry Ordway; Variant Cover by Darwyn Cooke


Los Angeles, 1953: Home to bent cops, smooth criminals, and curvaceous starlets; where the glamour and wealth of Hollywood and Beverly Hills collide with the crime and grit of Chinatown. Amidst this startling contrast, American ideals are under siege by Joseph McCarthy and the H.U.A.C. trials, rooting out communist threats where ever they may lie – even in the ranks of the super heroic! Can there be any doubt about the loyalties of L.A.’s greatest and most patriotic hero, the Eagle? America is about to find out the hard way!


Wildstorm Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US


On Sale November 22, 2006

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #1


Written by Mike Carey; Art by Jim Fern and Rob Hunter; Cover by J.H. Williams III


Set in contemporary Nagasaki, CROSSING MIDNIGHT taps into Japanese and Korean horror to mix the mythology of The Sandman with the fantasy of films like Hayao’s Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Together, Mike Carey and Jim Fern come up with flights of fantasy tethered to a reality where children are stolen, innocence corrupted, and where two teenagers will have to stare down bizarre beings capable of very visceral terrors.


Vertigo | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US | Mature Readers


On Sale November 29, 2006

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