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DC Comics rush solciits ‘September 11’ tribute books, details

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Official Press Release

The following rush solicitation will be presented on the Diamond website on
Monday, December 17 and in Previews Update #507 in the December 19 issue of
Diamond Dateline. Orders may be placed via Diamond customer service reps or
DC sales reps beginning Wednesday, December 12.

The greatest writers and artists in comics join with an unprecedented
coalition of publishers to create two volumes reflecting on a tragedy that
changed the world. Offered separately, but released, marketed and
publicized together, each volume consists of dozens of profoundly moving,
contemplative stories about the events of September 11 and their aftermath:
Volume 1 from Chaos! Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics – with
assistance from Oni Press, Top Shelf Productions, and others; Volume 2 from
DC Comics, including WildStorm Productions, VERTIGO, and MAD Magazine.

100% of the publishers’ profits from the sale of these books will be donated
to organizations for the relief of the victims of the September 11 tragedy,
their families and affected communities (organizations included will be
listed in each volume). All contributing writers and artists have donated
their services along with Diamond Comic Distributors, Quebecor Printing, and
others.

Each volume contains must-have items for any comics reader and contributions
sure to attract the attention of mainstream browsers, including stories by
the legendary Will Eisner in both books. Volume 1 contains Frank Miller’s
reflections on the power of faith; Jim Mahfood’s personal view of the
Arab-American experience before and after September 11, 2001; a story by
Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie; and Bryan Talbot’s reflection on the meaning
of entertainment in the days after the attacks. Volume 2 features the first
story added to the Sandman opus in two years with a Death and Destruction
story by Neil Gaiman and Chris Bachalo; a new Krypto story by Jeph Loeb,
Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Mariño; a story of London during the Blitz by noted
science-fiction/fantasy author Michael Moorcock and artists Walter Simonson
and Bob Wiacek; plus the reunion of Stan Lee and Marie Severin.

Retailers will be charged a net price of $5.00 for each volume. (Orders
will not count toward any discount plateau.) Additional ordering and
content information will be included in the January issue of Previews
(Volume XII #1).

SEPTEMBER 11 Volume 1 (STAR14691)

Written by Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Will Eisner, Paul Chadwick, Tony
Millionaire, Stan Sakai, Bryan Talbot, Jim Mahfood, Robert Smigel, and
various

Art by Miller, Eisner, Chadwick, Millionaire, Sakai, Talbot, Mahfood, P.
Craig Russell, Dave Gibbons, Peter Kuper, Lenil Yu, Mike Mignola, Alex
Maleev, and various

Painted cover by Eric Drooker

Chaos! Comics/Dark Horse Comics/Image Comics, with assistance from Oni
Press, Top Shelf, and others.

Rush-solicited; arriving in stores January 23.

A cover by The New Yorker’s Eric Drooker tops a collection of personal and
profoundly moving stories from some of the greatest writers and artists in
comics.

FC and B&W, 192 pg. Softcover $9.95

SEPTEMBER 11 Volume 2 (STAR14692)

Written by Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Joe Kubert, Michael Moorcock,
Dennis O’Neil, Kurt Busiek, Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer, Brian Azzarello,
Jeph Loeb, Ed Brubaker, Dwayne McDuffie, and various

Art by Eisner, Chris Bachalo, Joe Kubert, Kyle Baker, Jim Lee, Eduardo
Risso, Walter Simonson, Carlos Pacheco, David Lloyd, Michael Lark, Jill
Thompson, Brent Anderson, Denys Cowan, Tim Sale, and various

Painted cover by Alex Ross

DC Comics/WildStorm Productions/VERTIGO/MAD Magazine

Rush-solicited; arriving in stores January 23.

A painted cover by Alex Ross tops a collection of personal and profoundly
moving stories from some of the greatest writers and artists in comics.

FC, 224 pg. Softcover $9.95

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