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DC Comics Solicitations, February 2009

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DC Comics has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in February, 2009. When you’re through checking out these solicitations for new releases, be sure to visit CBR’s DC Comics forum to discuss these titles and products with fellow readers and fans.

DC Comics Solicitations – Last Six Months


TRINITY #36-39

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza

Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens, Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher and Mike Norton & Ande Parks

Covers to issue #36 by Shane Davis & Richard Friend; covers to issues #37-39 by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang

The war to save all of reality rages on and is waged in the memory of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. But the legendary Trinity battle to end the conflict themselves by becoming more than just a memory!

Issue #36 on sale February 4; issue #37 on sale February 11; issue #38 on sale February 18; issue #39 on sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN #686

Written by Neil Gaiman

Art by Andy Kubert & Scott Williams

Covers by Andy Kubert and Alex Ross

Variant sketch cover by Andy Kubert

“Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” part 1 of 2! Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) and superstar artist Andy Kubert (BATMAN, Marvel 1602) join forces for a special 2-part BATMAN event! “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader” is a captivating and mysterious tale the likes of which Batman and friends have never experienced before. Delving into the realms of life, death and the afterlife, Gaiman leaves no stone unturned as he explores every facet and era of Bruce Wayne’s life.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Andy Kubert and Alex Ross that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. For every 50 copies of the Standard Editions, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Sketch Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale February 11 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US


DETECTIVE COMICS #853

Written by Neil Gaiman

Art by Andy Kubert & Scott Williams

Cover by Andy Kubert

Variant sketch cover by Andy Kubert

“Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” part 2 of 2! This second part of Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert’s special collaboration is sure to be a BATMAN story for the ages. This extraordinary tale, told as only Gaiman and Kubert can, explores the intricate relationships between Bruce Wayne and his friends and adversaries and builds toward an exciting and unexpected climax. It’s a classic in the making!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 50 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Sketch Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale February 25 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US


SUPERMAN #685

Written by James Robinson

Art by Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalháes

Cover by Alex Ross

An “Origins & Omens” issue! Continued from ACTION COMICS #874! With “New Krypton” behind him (for now), Superman must come to terms with the death of Pa Kent. And things heat up in Metropolis when the mysterious new Nightwing and Flamebird take up residence in the Man of Steel’s hometown! Are they here to help Earth like they say – or do their ties to Kandor run too deep?

This story sets up next month’s new status quo as Superman makes a tough decision, the repercussions of which will be felt for years! Please see page 73 for part 1 of this story!

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #10

Written by Steve Niles

Art and cover by Kelley Jones

Death strikes close to home for The Dark Knight as an important person in Bruce Wayne’s life dies at the hands of the Midnight Killer. But what’s Catwoman’s involvement? Will her heart belong to the murderous Midnight – both literally and figuratively – or can Batman stop this St. Valentine’s Day massacre before it’s too late?

On sale February 25 • 10 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SIMON DARK #17

Written by Steve Niles

Art and cover by Scott Hampton

Tragedy tears apart Simon Dark’s patchwork life! There aren’t many people who’ve gotten close to Simon Dark, but the events of this issue will leave them all hurt…or worse! Can Simon’s fragile world ever be stitched back together?

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #26

Written by Christina Weir & Nunzio DeFilippis

Art and cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez & Kevin Nowlan

From the late ’60s Batman TV show comes King Tut making his first comic-book appearance in Gotham City ever in part 1 of a 3-part arc! A trail of murders involving museum executives and the mysterious riddles left behind lead Batman to suspect an old foe is back at work. But the Riddler is safely locked up – and not too happy that someone has stolen his M.O.!

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


NIGHTWING #153

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art and cover by Don Kramer & Jay Leisten

It’s the fateful, final “Batman” Last Rites” issue featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup! As Robin, Dick Grayson fought alongside Batman as part of the dynamic duo, the greatest crime-fighting team in history. As Nightwing, he teamed up with his peers to combat injustice in the Titans and the Outsiders. Now, Dick Grayson faces the most important battle of his life. Batman is dead. The Mantle of the Bat must be passed, but it will require all of Dick’s training and skills to carry out the last wishes of Bruce Wayne and protect Gotham City. Will it be enough to protect himself from the dangers that await him? Or is this the last the world will see of Nightwing?

FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ROBIN #183

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Art and cover by Freddie E. Williams II

A “Batman: Last Rites” tie-in and featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Gotham City has found a new hero and his name is Robin – but with a battle for Batman’s cowl looming, is Tim Drake ready to become something more? Guest-starring Jason Todd and Lady Shiva. And don’t worry, this final issue doesn’t mark the end of Robin – it’s just the start of an all-new beginning!

FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE OUTSIDERS #15

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art and cover by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Continuing where the epic BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS SPECIAL #1 left off, the mystery of who and what “The Insiders” are opens into a labyrinth of dread and deceit as The Outsiders, in their newest incarnation, follow Batman’s final directives into a heart of darkness. If you’ve waited to pick up this title, jump on now for this exciting new era!

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ACTION COMICS #874

Written by James Robinson

Art by Pablo Raimondi

Cover by Aaron Lopresti

An “Origins and Omens” issue! Mon-El has been trapped in the Phantom Zone since Superman was a teenager, and now he might finally be able to return to Earth! But how will he overcome the fatal lead poisoning that kept him away for so long? And with all the changes the blockbuster “New Krypton” storyline wrought, would he even recognize the planet he left behind?

Meanwhile, life continues to be difficult for Superman thanks to Earth’s growing anti-Kryptonian sentiment. “New Krypton” may be over, but its fallout has only begun! To be continued in SUPERMAN #685, which you can find on page 68!

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ADVENTURE COMICS #0

Written by Otto Binder

Art by Al Plastino

Cover by Aaron Lopresti

One of the cornerstone stories of the DCU is reprinted in this special issue priced at just $1.00 featuring an important “Origins and Omens” backup tale! To celebrate the upcoming ADVENTURE COMICS #1, we’re reprinting a Silver Age classic from the title’s prior volume – ADVENTURE COMICS #247, the first appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes! Witness Superboy’s first encounter with three super-powered teens from the 30th Century – Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl! Featuring a new cover by Aaron Lopresti that’s an homage to the original!

On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US


SUPERGIRL #38

Written by Sterling Gates Cover by Joshua Middleton

Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne

“Who is Superwoman?” part 2! The mystery of the year continues! Supergirl uncovers a vital clue to Superwoman’s identity, but the Woman of Steel is more than willing to fight to protect her secrets! Plus, just what is Reactron up to – and what does a certain Metropolis police inspector have to do with it?

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN #56

Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson

Art by Rags Morales & John Dell Cover by Rags Morales

This is it! The World’s Finest Heroes face off against the JLA and their greatest foes – each other! The final chapter of “Super/Bat” explodes as the powerless Superman battles the unstoppable Batman with the soul of The Dark Knight hanging in the balance.vOn sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BIRDS OF PREY #127

Written by Tony Bedard

Art by Claude St. Aubin & John Floyd

Cover by Stephane Roux

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Oracle calls on Batgirl to investigate her newest operative, Infinity, to find out what she’s made of. The answer is a lot more disconcerting to the team than they’d expect in this series finale!

FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BOOSTER GOLD #17

Written by Dan Jurgens

Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Part 3 of the 4-part “Reality Lost” arc finds Booster Gold transported back to a seminal day in the history of The Flash! Here’s a hint: it has to do with a bolt of lightning and a chemical bath!

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BLUE BEETLE #36

Written by Matthew Sturges

Art by Carlo Barberi

Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

Say goodbye to the bravest Teen Titan of them all as Blue Beetle takes on a whole space army all on his lonesome in a tale so epic it could only be called the “Valentine’s Day Dance Massacre”!

FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #22

Written by David Hine

Art and cover by Doug Braithwaite & Bill Reinhold

The 4-part “Without Sin” comes to its mind-blowing conclusion! On Earth, Green Arrow battles to protect the children of the Arcadia Orphanage. And on the planet Kahlo, Green Lantern and the Phantom Stranger locate the one cosmic power that can stop the evil of The Purge!

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #17

Written by Andrew Kreisberg

Art by Mike Norton & Joe Rubinstein

Cover by Ladrönn

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Merlyn’s been apprehended, but who’s broken him out of custody? And what have they done to him? It all seems to be a horrific love letter to Green Arrow, which does not sit well with Black Canary!

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BLACK LIGHTNING: YEAR ONE #3-4

Written by Jen Van Meter

Art and cover by Cully Hamner

The mystery of the gang leader called The 100 deepens as does his hold on Suicide Slum as Black Lightning investigates his own father’s past. But only one person can really help him find the answers: Talia al Ghul!
Issue #3 on sale February 4; issue #4 on sale February 18

3 and 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN CORPS #33

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! It’s the prelude to “The Blackest Night” as the “War of Light” continues to intensify! Mongul attempts to establish his hold on the Sinestro Corps by enslaving the planet Daxam and making it the home world of his Corps. What does Sinestro’s right hand man, Arkillo, think of all this? And will Sodam Yat, the Green Lantern known as Ion, fight to save his homeworld, which he’s vowed to never return to?

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN #39

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion

Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

“Agent Orange” Part 1 and featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup tale! As the orange light of avarice erupts in violence within the Vega System, the secrets of the Guardians’ pact with the criminals of the universe that has kept the Vega System off limits is revealed. Hal Jordan comes face to face with the mysterious and immensely powerful Agent Orange in a bizarre confrontation.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two 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 ). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


EL DIABLO #6

Written by Jai Nitz

Art and cover by Phil Hester and Ande Parks

The fiery finale! He’s lost his allies, his girlfriend and his soul – now former mob lord Chato Santana, the new El Diablo, must use all his Tony Soprano-like cleverness to escape the death penalty. Will the DCU’s new spirit of vengeance live to see another day?

On sale February 4 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JONAH HEX #40

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art and cover by David Michael Beck

Meet Doctor Zimmerman, a physician with a hunger for knowledge matched only by his appetite for torture. When Hex ends up on his examination table, the recriminations start to fly – along with a few body parts! Join us for the first half of “Sawbones: A Grindhouse Western”!

On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #30

Written by Dwayne McDuffie

Art and cover by Ed Benes

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Can the entire combined might of the Justice League of Amercia and Dr. Light stand up to the cosmic entity known as Starbreaker as he continues consuming the sun? Could this be another Final Night for the DC Universe?

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #24

Written by Geoff Johns & Jerry Ordway

Art and variant cover by Jerry Ordway

Cover by Alex Ross

“Black Adam and Isis” part 2 and featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup! The Justice Society faces off against a fully powered Black Adam and his wife, Isis, for control of the Rock of Eternity. But when Mary Marvel enters the fray, will she side with the Justice Society or join the Black Marvel family?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Jerry Ordway). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE MIGHTY #1

Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne

Art by Peter Snejbjerg

Cover by Dave Johnson

Variant cover by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado

Welcome to the world of The Mighty! Alpha One – America’s first and only Super Hero – is supported by Section Omega, an entire police force devoted to assisting him in his quest for justice. Lt. Gabriel Cole has worked his way up the ranks of Section Omega and his connection to Alpha One reaches back to his own tragic childhood and an accident nobody could have survived. But when murder strikes at the top of the organization, the case falls into his lap, and he’ll begin to learn what being a hero is really all about!

Written by Peter J. Tomasi (FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) and Keith Champagne (WORLD WAR III) with gorgeous art by Peter Snejbjerg (STARMAN, THE LIGHT BRIGADE), this new ongoing series is not to be missed!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Dave Johnson), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


R.E.B.E.L.S. #1

Written by Tony Bedard

Art and cover by Andy Clarke

Variant cover by Andy Clarke

The future is now in this all-new monthly series! Brainiac 2 is a hunted man. His cosmic police force safeguarded over 80 worlds until a mysterious adversary suddenly seized control. Now Vril Dox must recruit a new team to win back his command and free countless billions. But this time, he’s basing his new group on the greatest heroes and villains of the 31st Century!

Guest-starring Supergirl and The Legion of Super-Heroes!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Andy Clarke), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Clarke). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SECRET SIX #6

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Nicola Scott and Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Nicola Scott

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! This is the big one! After Junior’s horrifying unmasking last issue, the bruised and battered remnants of the Secret Six try to deliver their package to their mysterious benefactor in Gotham City, a city made even more dangerous by the notable absence of Batman. The only problem is a crowd of villains and heroes determined to block them every step of the way!

On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


REIGN IN HELL #8

Written by Keith Giffen

Art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz

Cover by Justiniano

The bloody denouement arrives as the heir to the throne of Hell is chosen! Will Blue Devil regain his soul? Will there be a Hell left once Lobo’s had his way? Will Dr. Occult convince his lost love to come home? Find the answers here!

On sale February 25 • 8 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US


SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION #4

Written by Billy Tucci

Art and cover by Billy Tucci

Holding out against all odds for four days without food and water, the trapped Easy Company has suffered countless wounds and fatalities. But as Sgt. Rock leads a desperate patrol to find sustenance, angels arrive in the forms of Johnny Cloud and the Haunted Tank. But unbeknownst to all, the Nazis have laid a trap for the Lost Battalion by springing 7,000 Reich soldiers against the would-be rescuers.

On sale February 25 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TERROR TITANS #5

Written by Sean McKeever

Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

As the Terror Titans wrestle with the revelations brought about by Clock King’s trials, one teen stands triumphant in the Dark Side Club tournament. The winner will lead Clock King’s newly formed army to their first – and final – target.

On sale February 4 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TITANS #10

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Howard Porter

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! It’s Titans vs. the JLA! In the aftermath of DCU: DECISIONS #4, the JLA wants Jericho, but the Titans don’t give up on one of their own. In the end, though, it looks like they’ll lose another member!

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TEEN TITANS #68

Written by Sean McKeever

Art and cover by Eddy Barrows and Ruy JosevKid Eternity is back in this issue featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup tale! But is he here to stay? In part 3 of “The New Teen Titans,” learn how the Kid’s struggle with the Lords of Chaos and Order has progressed, why his abilities are on the fritz and how his arrival creates major problems for his teammates!

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE SPIRIT #26

Written by Michael J. Uslan & F.J. DeSanto

Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong

Cover by Brian Bolland

An unmissable and gorgeous 3-part vision of The Spirit’s female foils begins here! Star penciller Justiniano joins The Spirit film producers and new series writers Michael Uslan and F.J. DeSanto to bring you the heartbreaking tale of Silken Floss, the whip-smart super-scientist whose love for The Spirit is rivaled only by her ambition! And when the knock at the door of opportunity comes from the gloved fist of the Octopus, there’s no telling who she’ll betray to get her way.

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #10

Written by Bruce Jones

Art by Graham Nolan & Dan Green

Cover by Justiniano

The secret’s out! The puzzling mystery of the island is revealed…but has it come too late for those who hoped for a life beyond its shores? Get set for some of the strangest, most explosive TNT clashes between men and beasts ever chronicled!

On sale February 25 • 10 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN #12

Written by Dan Jurgens

Art by Carlos Magno & Julio Ferreira

Cover by Dan Jurgens & Will Conrad

The duel universe-spanning epic concludes as the Justice League of America attempts to rally against Tangent Superman. It all comes down to one last-ditch effort as all hope remains with one lone individual. Who’s this being, and what’s their relationship to the Man of Telekinesis? And what will become of the Tangent Universe?

On sale February 18 • 12 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99


VIGILANTE #3

Written by Marv Wolfman Cover by Walter Simonson

Art by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Released from prison, Vigilante has learned that the Titans are the key to the mystery behind the recent election bombings. In order to flush out Jericho, the traitor on their team, Vigilante must confront the Titans to learn which one is harboring the former hero.

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION #5

Written by G. Willow Wilson

Art by Cafu

Cover by Joshua Middleton

The stunning conclusion! Vixen becomes the one hero who can pull her Justice League of America comrades back from the brink of doom in her homeland of Zambesi – and Zambesi itself from becoming an engine of apocalypse!

On sale February 4 • 5 of 5, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WONDER WOMAN #29

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan

Cover by Aaron Lopresti

Variant cover by Marcos Martin

“Rise of The Olympian” part 4! Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! The Olympians have risen to begin their all-out assault on war across the globe! One particular attack could spell the end of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, and Wonder Woman’s life is changed forever in the aftermath of Genocide’s savage beating…and that’s just the stuff we can tell you! Don’t miss this crucial arc in Wonder Woman’s history!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Aaron Lopresti), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Marcos Martin). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: THE HEART OF HUSH HC

Written by Paul Dini

Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Secrets shared years ago between Bruce Wayne and Tommy Elliott – a.k.a. Hush – come to light with dangerous consequences in the present! Guest-starring Catwoman, this new hardcover ties directly into the “Batman R.I.P.” event and collects DETECTIVE COMICS #846-850. As Batman finds himself barely capable of handling the diabolical threat of the Black Glove, Hush attacks Bruce Wayne in his personal life by setting his sights on Bruce’s ex-lover: Catwoman!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US


DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: BATMAN – THE ANNUALS HC

Written by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton and others

Art by Lew Sayre Schwartz, Dick Sprang and others

Composite cover by Curt Swan and others

Some of the greatest Batman tales ever are collected in this new hardcover! Reprinting the classic BATMAN ANNUALs #1-3 from 1961 and 1962, this can’t-miss collection reveals the secrets of the Batcave, the Bat-Signal and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 256 pg, FC, $39.99 US


THE BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 7 TP

Written by Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Jack Schiff and Joseph Greene

Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley and others

Cover by Jerry Robinson

The chronological reprinting of every Batman story continues with this new set of tales from the 1940s in which Batman and Robin meet Two- Face for the first time! Collecting BATMAN #12-13, plus stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #66-70 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #7.

90 Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US


BATMAN: HAUNTED GOTHAM TP

Written by Doug Moench

Art by Kelley Jones, John Beatty & Jason Moore

Cover by Kelley Jones

The team behind the popular BATMAN/DRACULA: RED RAIN, BLOODSTORM and CRIMSON MIST reunited in 2000 for the 4-issue miniseries HAUNTED GOTHAM, collected here for the first time. Cut off from the rest of the world, Bruce Wayne must prevail against a nightmare army of demonic villains, led by a patchwork Joker.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US


CATWOMAN: THE LONG ROAD HOME TP

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

Selina Kyle is back from the Hell Planet of SALVATION RUN – and she’s ready to get back into action in this volume collecting CATWOMAN #78-82, the final issues of the series. But to reclaim her place in Gotham City, Catwoman will have to declare war on the city’s underworld.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC , $17.99 US


CHECKMATE: CHIMERA TP

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Manuel Garcia

CHECKMATE #26-31 are collected in this final CHECKMATE volume. Once a human soldier, Chimera may be the only thing standing between civilization and total anarchy. But can Checkmate control him?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US


JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME PART III HC

Written by Geoff Johns, Alex Ross and Peter Tomasi

Art by Alex Ross, Dale Eaglesham, Fernando Pasarin and Nathan Massengill

Cover by Alex Ross

Collecting JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19-22, and the JUSTICE SOCIETY: KINGDOM COME Specials MAGOG, SUPERMAN and THE KINGDOM! Picking up where PART II left off, the Justice Society begins to dissolve as Gog vows to bring peace to Earth in a way that frightens some and thrills others. Torn between Gog’s desire to help the world and the moral cost it comes with, it’s old guard vs. the new as the line that was drawn is crossed.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 15 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US


SHAZAM!: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL TP

Written by Jeff Smith

Art and cover by Jeff Smith

“Remarkable . . . a comic book that can be savored and admired by everyone from kids to the most sophisticated graphic novel devotee.” – Entertainment Weekly

Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of BONE, tells the story of young orphan Billy Batson who finds himself transformed into the World’s Mightiest Mortal whenever he says the magic word “Shazam!” In this new trade paperback edition collecting the cclaimed 4-issue miniseries at DC’s standard trim size, Billy must use these extraordinary abilities to face an invasion of alien creatures as well as stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US


ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW HC

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Cover by Jim Lee

From Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams (BATMAN: HUSH) comes this oversized, slipcased volume collecting the entire 12-issue “For Tomorrow” epic originally presented in SUPERMAN #204-215!

A cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected – not even Superman! Now, the Man of Steel must face the mystery of how millions of people vanished without a trace, only to find that he may be responsible. But the solution leads to a royal rumble with Wonder Woman! And after a battle with the deadly Equus, Superman comes face-to-face with the villain who has been responsible for turning his life upside-down!

Featuring an introduction by Azzarello, an afterward and sketch section by Lee and a newly illustrated 2-page origin of Superman by Lee & Williams!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 29 • 340 pg, FC, 8.25″ x 12.5″, $75.00 US


SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF ATLAS HC

Written by James Robinson and Jack Kirby

Art by Renado Guedes, Jack Kirby, Jose Wilson Magalhaes and D. Bruce Berry

Cover by Alex Ross

Titans clash in this first hardcover collection of SUPERMAN tales from fan-favorite writer James Robinson (STARMAN)!

Featuring SUPERMAN #677-680, this is the battle to end all others as Superman faces off with Atlas, lost god of myth. And when Atlas stakes a claim on Metropolis, it’s up to Superman and Krypto to take Atlas down.

As a bonus, this collection also includes FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #1, the 1975 tale by Jack “King” Kirby that introduced Atlas!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 1 TP

Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis

Art by Kevin Maguire, Terry Austin & Al Gordon

Cover by Kevin Maguire & Terry Austin

Collecting the classic JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-6 and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #7! Can an unlikely new Justice League lineup work as a unit to stop terrorists at the U.N., the Royal Flush Gang, and other threats – or will they succumb to squabbling and bad jokes?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN: ENEMIES AMONG US TP

Written by Mark Verheiden

Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Matthew Clark, Andy Lanning, Marlo Alquiza and Joe Benitez

Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Don’t miss this explosive new trade paperback volume collecting SUPERMAN/BATMAN #28-33! The JLA’s Martian Manhunter attacks Batman! The villainous Parasite and Titano return! Superman’s allegiances will be tested in this story involving the Green Lantern Corps and more!

94 Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AMBUSH BUG VOL. 1 TP

Written by Keith Giffen, Robert Loren Fleming, Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz

Art by Keith Giffen, Robert Oksner, Carmine Infantino, and others

Cover by Keith Giffen & Bob Oksner

Collecting DC COMICS PRESENTS #52, 59 and 81, SUPERGÃŽRL #16 (1984), stories from SECRET ORIGINS #48, ACTION COMICS #560, 563 and 565, AMBUSH BUG #1-4, SON OF AMBUSH BUG #1-6, AMBUSH BUG STOCKING STUFFER #1 and AMBUSH BUG NOTHING SPECIAL #1 – whew!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 480 pg, B&W, $16.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 4 TP

Written by Gardner Fox and Dennis O’Neil

Art by Mike Sekowsky, Dick Dillin, Sid Greene, George Roussos and Joe Giella

Cover by Neal Adams

The JLA continues to fight evil in this new bargain-priced volume collection JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61-83. These epic tales feature the JLA debuts of the Red Tornado and Black Canary, plus the annual adventure with the Justice Society of America!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 544 pg, B&W, $16.99 US


TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT: CYBORG TP

Written by Mark Sable

Art by Ken Lashley, Carlos Magno and Jonathan Glapion

Cover by Ken Lashley

The 6-issue DC SPECIAL: CYBORG miniseries is collected in this new trade paperback spinning out of TEEN TITANS. Vic Stone has a new foe – one who was a friend, and has been turned into a killing machine by the mysterious Mr. Orr!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US


THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT VOL. 1 TP

Written by Bruce Jones

Art by Al Barrionuevo & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Neal Adams

It’s a time-warped tale for the ages as warriors throughout the history of the DCU find themselves trapped on a dangerous, dinosaur-infested island. How did characters like G.I. Robot, Enemy Ace and Firehair wind up here – and for what nefarious reason? Find out in this collection featuring issues #1-6 of the 12-part miniseries event!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99


BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #4

Written by Mike Kunkel

Cover and art by Mike Kunkel

This is it: the exciting conclusion to the face-off between Captain Marvel and Black Adam! With Black Adam back to full power and four of the seven Evils still at his side, Billy and Mary need to team up to figure a way to defeat him. All this, plus a trip to the Rock of Eternity! This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

RESOLICIT • On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPER FRIENDS #12

Written by Sholly Fisch

Art by Stewart McKenny & Phil Moy

Cover by J. Bone

Yo-ho, me hearties! The Super Friends have never faced a challenge like this before! What will they do when confronted with the menace of Starro and the Pirates?

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #2

Written by Matt Wayne

Art by Phil Moy

Cover by Scott Jeralds

Spinning out of the explosive new cartoon TV show, this stupendous second issue features Batman and the all-new Blue Beetle! Show writer Matt Wayne (Justice League, Ben 10: Alien Force) has the duo teaming up to investigate an invasion of mythical creatures!

Why are trolls are ogres from a video game raiding the real world? It’s up to Batman and Blue Beetle to find out – and they discover that someone’s not just playing around! All this action plus Batman’s secret files await you in this ongoing series based on the newest cartoon incarnation of The Dark Knight!

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPER FRIENDS: FOR JUSTICE! TP

Written by Sholly Fisch

Art by Dario Brizuela, Joe Staton, Stewart McKay, Horacio Ottolini, Phil Moy and Mike DeCarlo

Cover by J. Bone

Storires from the first seven SUPER FRIENDS issues unite in a new collection of stories inspired by the red-hot line of action figures from Mattel! Filled with exciting, all-ages adventure, this volume features the Justice League facing some of their greatest foes, including Amazo and Gorilla Grodd!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US


SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE EIGHTH GRADE #3

Written by Landry Q. Walker

Art and cover by Eric Jones

As if being an 8th grader wasn’t hard enough, a meteor strikes and makes all of the students at Stanhope Boarding School really super. And why is Belinda Zee suddenly being so nice?

On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


TINY TITANS #13

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco

Art and cover by Art Baltazar

Everyone’s favorite know-it-all, Psimon, is back and the Science Club will never be the same. Meanwhile, Raven shows just what a tough cookie she is, and Aqualad and his new friend come to a Pet Club meeting in stately Wayne Manor.

Retailers, please note: This issue contains stories that were originally solicited to appear in issue #12.

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #34

Written by John Rozum, Tom Warburton and Jason Hall

Art by Will Sweeney, Maurice Fontenot and Ethen Beavers

Cover by Jay Stephens

Sporting an all-new Secret Saturdays adventure featuring Hibagon! Plus, Kids Next Door and Samurai Jack!

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #54

Written by Sam Agro and Frank Strom

Art by Mike Kazaleh, Christopher Cook and Scott Roberts

Cover by Robert Pope

Lazlo and the gang take on a lake monster, Billy and Mandy take on a bully, and Dexter takes on multiple Dee Dees!

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


LOONEY TUNES #171

Written by Bill Matheny and others

Art by David Alvarez & Mike DeCarlo and others

Cover by Scott Gross

Love is in the air as Taz meets the monster of his dreams! But who can teach him to sweep her off her feet? Why, none other than Monsieur Pepe Le Pew! Contains previously solicited content published here for the first time.

On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SCOOBY-DOO #141

Written by Scott Cunningham

Art by Roberto Barrios & Horatio Ottolini

Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae

The Scoobs bump into danger with a night of thrills, chills…and goblins? Get in gear for a frightening good time with this companion to the Scooby movie, Scooby-Doo and the Shadow Goblins! Contains previously solicited content published here for the first time.

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

MAD #499

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots Love is in the air this February! So make room in your goofy heart for our newest issue of twisty giggles and jokes!

On sale February 11 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

MAD KIDS #14

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots Who needs a Valentine’s Day sweetie when you’ve got your buddies at MAD KIDS? Hugs and kisses don’t stand up to our hilarious features and comic strips!

On sale February 18 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US


STORMWATCH: PHD #19

Written by Ian Edginton and Christos Gage

Art by Leandro Fernández & Francisco Paronzini and John Paul Leon

Cover by Leandro Fernández

The fragile truce from StormWatch and The Authority’s first meeting is put to the test when they’re attacked by the overwhelming Eidolon and his army of the Mad!

And Christos Gage and John Paul Leon wrap up their backup story featuring the villain Tao and a shocking figure from WildStorm’s past.

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GEN13 #27

Written by Scott Beatty and Christos Gage

Art by Mike Huddleston and John Paul Leon

Cover by Mike Huddleston

The kids make a detour on their trek across post-apocalyptic America for Grunge to experience the single greatest skate park in history!

And Christos Gage and artist John Paul Leon continue their Tao backup story as his master plan begins to come into focus!

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE AUTHORITY #7

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Christos Gage

Art by Simon Coleby and John Paul Leon

Cover by Simon Coleby

StormWatch and The Authority’s reunion is cut short as their attempts to rebuild the Carrier haven’t gone unnoticed…as the Eidolon and his army of the Mad take an interest! The first major battle of “World’s End” begins!

Plus, Christos Gage and artist John Paul Leon (EX MACHINA, SCALPED) continue their dark backup story featuring SLEEPER villain Tao!

On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MYSTERIUS: THE UNFATHOMABLE #2

Written by Jeff Parker

Art and cover by Tom Fowler

Auctioneer Gerald Ormond has a bad skin problem – his skin is telling the world about his infidelities! Mysterius suspects witches are at work, and his investigation unearths some groovy memories from his adventures in the 1960s. Meanwhile, Vic Chesnea is trying to recover from the botched seance, but now he’s being haunted by books.

At this point, Mysterius’ assistant Delfi may be questioning
her career choice…

On sale February 18 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WILDCATS #8

Written by Christos Gage and Russell Utley

Art by Pete Woods and Ben Oliver

Cover by Neil Googe

Artist Pete Woods returns for a story years in the making – a day in the life of Maxine Manchester! Maxine finds that she’s able to make a very unique difference in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles.

And in part 1 of a special backup, the critically acclaimed Puncture creative team of Russell Utley and Ben Oliver reunite for a dark look at the WildCats’ enemy, Defile!

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR TP

Written by Mike Costa

Art by Fiona Staples

Cover by Cully Hamner

Collecting the entire 6-issue miniseries, this is the story of The Authority’s urban hero Jack Hawksmoor before he joined the team. While preventing a massive robot attack on the Golden Gate Bridge, Hawksmoor gets unexpected assistance from a mysterious woman, then stumbles upon a locked-room murder mystery.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US


PUSH #6

Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman

Art by Bruno Redondo & Aaron Minier

Cover by Mario Alberti

The revolution against Division comes to a head in the conclusion of this prequel to the new film! Refugee agent Ezra Lowe and his band of gifted rebels battle their former “brothers” in the first ever Psychic War!

On sale February 25 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US


GEARS OF WAR #5

Written by Joshua Ortega

Art by Liam Sharp

Cover by Brandon Badeaux

Following a series of cataclysmic events, Delta Squad find themselves in the strategically worst possible position for fighting their alien attackers – underground! The Locust overwhelm the team and the casualties mount as the completion of Delta’s mission could mean their demise!

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


MIRROR’S EDGE #4

Written by Rhianna Pratchett

Art by Matthew Dow Smith

Cover by Niko Henrichon

Faith finally discovers what was inside the envelope in the safe, and will do whatever it takes to keep her family away from harm – no matter the cost to herself! Continuing the miniseries event written by famed game writer Rhianna Pratchett and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith (SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS) and presenting an adventure further fleshing out this incredible video game world!

On sale February 4 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US


RESISTANCE #3

Written by Mike Costa

Art by CP Smith and Ramón Perez

Cover by CP Smith

The best-selling Sony PlayStation 3 game continues its gripping story in comics! Nathan Hale and his Sentinel combat team are the last line of defense between the invading race known as the Chimera and the complete annihilation of humanity. As the invasion escalates, it’s only a matter of time before something terrible happens…

On sale February 25 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS


WORLD OF WARCRAFT #16

Written by Walter Simonson

Art by Mike Bowden & Jerome K. Moore

Cover by Jon Buran & Tony Washington

Broll receives a mysterious summons away from Theramore on the eve of the summit between King Varian and Thrall. Garona is taken captive by the Forsaken, but to what end? Plus, the return of Rehgar Earthfury!

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE X-FILES #4

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by Brian Denham

Cover by Jim Daly & Tim Bradstreet

Scully and Mulder are the targets of a killer from the Tong Underworld who is about to reignite a centuries-old gang war. If Mulder and Scully can’t figure out how this devious criminal can be in multiple places at the same time, San Francisco will erupt in a bloodbath!

On sale February 18 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US


BANG! TANGO #1

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Adrian Sibar & Rodney Ramos

Cover by Howard Chaykin

A passionate ex-gangster tries to make good in his second life as a tango dancer in this new 6-issue miniseries from writer Joe Kelly (JLA, ACTION COMICS) and artist Adrian Sibar (BATGIRL). But his world is thrown out-of-step when an old flame tracks him down, bringing with her the violence of his old life as well as the smoldering sexual conflict that drove them apart. She’s sultry, vivacious and irresistible – she’s the girl of his dreams…but she’s carrying one dangerous, little flaw.

On sale February 4 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


100 BULLETS #100

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

This is it. Nearly a decade in the making, the Eisner Award-winning, critically acclaimed series comes to its inevitably blood-soaked end. What final fate do agent Graves and the rest of the cast face? Who will be left standing when the gun smoke clears? Find out in the epic, final issue of the series Playboy magazine called “a meditation on money, power and morality…for our money, the best current ongoing series.”

FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


AIR #7

Written by G. Willow Wilson

Art and cover by M.K. Perker

Blythe has traveled through a country that doesn’t exist to a dimension of lost things to search for the stranger she’s fallen in love with – a man who may or may not be a terrorist. Now, they will be reunited in the strangest way possible: Trapped in 10-year-old Zayn’s body, Blythe will relive his life. The things she’ll learn will shock her, and perhaps forever alter her course…

And to make sure no one misses the series that’s winning raves from the industry’s top names, the issue features a very special Vertigo event: a full 22-page story that’s a perfect jumping-on point for new readers and a recap of the story so far – all for only a dollar!

Retailers, please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

Advance solicited; on sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS


AIR VOL. 1: LETTERS FROM LOST COUNTRIES TP

Written by G. Willow Wilson

Art and cover by M.K. Perker

Collecting the story that started it all, from AIR # 1 – 5! Blythe knew it was a risky time to be an airline stewardess, but the skies might be much more dangerous than anyone imagines.  She’s just learned of the Etesian Front – vigilantes dedicated to take the skies back from terrorism. They’re after a mysterious man she’s just met.  And whether he’s an average frequent flier or a terrorist, finding out will lead Blythe to discover the weird science of hyperpraxis – an innovation that will change the way we see technology forever.   

From the comics imprint known for breaking new ground, G. Willow Wilson and M. K. Perker bring a flight of fantasy for the age of technology.  

Retailers, please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 144 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS


JACK OF FABLES #31

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham

Art by Tony Akins & Jose Marzan Jr.

Cover by Brian Bolland

Part 4 of “Jack’s Big Book of War.” You know how they talk about the “power of the printed word”? What they don’t want to tell you is that this power is more than just how a bunch of ideas can convince people to do stuff. It’s about how ideas can make things explode. So hold on to your hats, gang, these printed words are so powerful they’re going to knock your socks right off your toes!

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


JACK OF FABLES VOL. 5: TURNING PAGES TP

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

Art by Tony Akins, Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy

Cover by Brian Bolland

Get ready for Jack’s adventures out West, as Smiling Jack Candle crosses paths with a grim sheriff from back East who carries no gun. Collecting issues #22-27 of the series Publishers Weekly says “any sophisticated comics fan will enjoy.”

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS


FABLES #81

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Andrew Pepoy

Cover by James Jean

In our fifth and final chapter of this first big post-war saga, you’re going to find out why this story was called “The Dark Ages.” Yes, this is a dark story, and we’re afraid you’re not going to like it one bit – unless, of course, you think not nearly enough terrible and tragic things have happened to our stalwart heroes of Fabletown. We now suspect that, if the Fables had truly had any idea of the full consequences, they’d never have gone to war at all.

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS


100% HC

Written by Paul Pope

Art and cover by Paul Pope

The edgy, groundbreaking epic from visionary Eisner Award winning creator Paul Pope is now available in hardcover! Collecting all five issues of the hard-hitting miniseries that takes a peek inside a cyberpunk vision of the year 2038 through the lives of six different people, this new volume includes a host of sketches, designs and other never-before-scene material from Pope.

Advance solicited; on sale April 15 • 256 pg, B&W, $39.99 US • MATURE READERS


HAUNTED TANK #3

Written by Frank Marraffino

Art by Henry Flint

Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

A dead Cavalry General and the crew of his haunted M1A1 Abrams tank charge toward a victory that’s supposed to be in the bank. But liberating the locals from the tyranny of an outlaw regime isn’t as razor-cut and desert-dry as the crew were led to believe – especially when the Confederate ghost sees the seeds of a conflict in Iraq with which he’s all too familiar: civil war.

On sale February 4 • 3 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


DMZ #39

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Riccardo Burchielli

Cover by John Paul Leon

“War Powers” part 3 of 4. Deep in Chinatown, Matty strikes it rich – at least for his bosses. Now he has a long fight back through the war-torn streets of New York. What’s the money for, anyway? And what “game changer” does Parco have planned?

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


GREATEST HITS #6

Written by David Tischman

Art by Glenn Fabry & Gary Erskine

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Nick walks the red carpet at the hottest ticket in town – the Hollywood premiere of “Greatest Hits.” Now that Nick knows the heroes in his life don’t need to be super, can he be friends with the Mates? And what happened to the greatest super-team of all time? It’s all part of the documentary’s big reveal. Keep it in focus – it’s the final issue, and this film is not yet rated.

On sale February 18 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER #252

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini

Cover by Lee Bermejo

12 years ago in Liverpool, there was a bloody dockers’ strike. Things fell apart when a union leader caved-in to the bosses. Today, John Constantine has a new girlfriend and an extraordinary, horrible new skin complaint: A weeping, dark, knobby scab covers part of his body. And it’s growing. What’s the bizarre link between this skin fungus and a largely forgotten chapter of British Trade Union history?

On sale February 18 • 32


HOUSE OF MYSTERY #10

Written by Matthew Sturges

Art by Luca Rossi and Kyle Baker

Cover by Glenn Fabry

The final chapter of “Love Stories for Dead People” finds Fig in the basement at the heart of the labyrinth, while Harry and Ann square off against the nightmare that once kept Cain himself awake at night. Meanwhile, the massive party upstairs winds down with unexpected repurcussions. Also featuring a short story illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN).

On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


MADAME XANADU #8

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend

Madame Xanadu is desperate to stop the brutal Jack the Ripper slayings and save the destitute women of Whitechapel. But it looks like the Phantom Stranger has other plans, and he’s been harboring them all along! Betrayal and love collide in the latest dynamic issue from comics legend Matt Wagner and skyrocketing art talent Amy Reeder Hadley.

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


NORTHLANDERS #15

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Ryan Kelly

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

“The Cross + The Hammer” part 5 of 6. Magnus’ past is revealed, and if you thought it was impossible for him to get more dangerous, he just did. But Ragnar’s tightening the noose, and Magnus is running out of room to maneuver. Thousands of men fight on a battlefield in Clontarf while these two men wage their own game of death.

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 1: BACK ON THE STREET TP

Written by Warren Ellis

Art by Darick Robertson, Jerome K. Moore, Keith Aiken, Ray Kryssing, Dick Giordano, Kim DeMulder and Rodney Ramos

Cover by Darick Robertson

DC’s new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson! After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings.

In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients – humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider’s interview with the Transients’ leader gets him a scoop he didn’t bargain for. And don’t miss Spider’s first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men’s room.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS


THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS #4

Story by Neil Gaiman

Adaptation and art by P. Craig Russell

Cover by Yuko Shimizu

Variant cover by Joe Kubert

The conclusion of the adaptation of best-selling author Neil Gaiman’s novella THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS into comics by master storyteller P. Craig Russell (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS)! Hungry for revenge, the fox has nevertheless been forbidden from taking the life of the Master of Ying-Yang, the source of all of her beloved monk’s woes. But for a brave and crafty fox, there are worse fates to imagine than death. Featuring a variant cover by the legendary Joe Kubert (Sgt. Rock)!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Yuko Shimizu), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Joe Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale February 4 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


SCALPED #26

Written by Jason Aaron

Art by Davide Furno

Cover by Jock

Sharpen your shanks and get ready as SCALPED goes behind bars! Part 2 of “High Lonesome” is a special stand-alone issue spotlighting the renegade FBI agent known as Diesel, a tougher-than-nails fanatic and wannabe-Native American who can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble – even when he’s locked up in jail.

On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


YOUNG LIARS #12

Written by David Lapham

Art and cover by David Lapham

A psychologist could spend a lifetime figuring out what’s wrong with Danny Noonan. Well, they can poke him, prod him, lock him up and throw away the key, but in the final analysis, all that really matters is the truth as Danny’s quest to save Sadie from the Spiders takes an unexpected detour – then descends into the realm of nightmare.

On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


UNKNOWN SOLDIER #5

Written by Joshua Dysart

Art by Alberto Ponticelli

Cover by Igor Kordey

As memories of the past begin to invade, Moses confronts the deeper truth of the soldier lurking within him. But what do those memories have to do with another unknown soldier?

On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS


MARCH ON EARTH VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Mikase Hayashi

CMX. A young girl must grow up quickly in the face of tragedy and care for her nephew. After the death of Yuzu and Tsubaki’s parents, Tsubaki became a single mother. But when she died in a fatal car accident, her younger sister Yuzu was left to care for the little boy by herself. With only the help of her friends and a kindly landlady, will she be able to meet the challenge of raising a baby?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


ORFINA VOL. 5

Written and illustrated by Kitsune Tennouji

CMX. Fana and a group of allies have to act fast to save the Duke’s family. The traitor Ruskin has his wife Meilura imprisoned, and has convinced her that her daughter is dead! As Fana and her band attack, the rocky past between former allies Shettofgart and Ruskin is revealed, mysterious enemies confront Fana using her real name, and one of her companions is mortally wounded.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 5.5″ x 8″ • 282 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS


TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 5

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

CMX. As the annual school festival approaches, Kanzaki tries to make his true feelings for Kei clear. But Suwa-the former object of Kei’s attention-complicates matters when his frequent communication with Kanzaki makes Kei suspicious. As Kei tries to figure out the meaning of her mysterious dream, the location of the ring is finally revealed! Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba

CMX. In this final volume, Peacock’s best actors travel to a remote tropical island to perform a play. Ryo and his mother will alternate the same role on different nights, and let the audience choose whom they prefer. But with her brain tumor still active, will Yoko even be able to make it through her performance? Then learn just what is going to happen between Aya and his agent, Yukari.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


EMMA VOL. 8

Written and illustrated by Kaoru Mori

CMX. The critically acclaimed series resumes with a collection of short stories focusing on the lives of several supporting characters. A young Mrs. Stowner and her husband both secretly try to save up money to visit England’s Great Exhibition. Eleanor Campbell spends a day at the beach trying to get over William, with surprising results. Experience a new insight into Emma’s Victorian world!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 5″ x 7.375 • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +


GO WEST! VOL.2

Written and illustrated by Yu Yagami

CMX. Naomi forces Gunman and the Mingo Kid to promise her they will get along with each other. But the overzealous duo proves to be just as much trouble working as a team-they keep shooting anyone who even gets close to Naomi! Breaking out on her own, she meets Kay, the daughter of a deceased photographer. A picture Kay’s father once took may hold an important clue about Naomi’s mother.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +


APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Tomomi Yamashita

CMX. Argent and Dr. Lulu are forced to make a quick decision whether to risk a dangerous procedure on a pregnant woman. Lulu tells Argent of a possible cure to a Basilisk’s poisonous condition-but there’s a catch and it might not work for him. She then enlists Argent on a dangerous mission to invade the headquarters of Zetton, the tyrannical union leader who rules the economy!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


WATCHMEN MOVIE: OWL SHIP SCALE REPLICA

This 1:24 scale replica of the Owl Ship is reproduced from the actual blueprints used to make the ship used in the movie! This replica includes environmental elements on the base that reflect owl elements seen in the film.

The entire cold-cast porcelain piece, including the base, measures approximately 7″ high x 12″ wide x 12″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. A 4-color Certificate of Authenticity is also included.

NOTE: Does not include light-up features. Advance-resolicited; on sale July 29, 2009 * Prop Replica * $325 US

Retailers, please note: This item is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.


WATCHMEN MOVIE: DR.MANHATTAN (TRANSLUCENT) ACTION FIGURE VARIANT

This limited-edition variant Dr. Manhattan action figure is translucent!

DR. MANHATTAN • 6.75″ high

LIMITED TO 5,000 PIECES!

Features multiple points of articulation and a base.

Packaged in a 4-color window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 25, 2009 * Action Figure * PI


WATCHMEN MOVIE: THE COMEDIAN (FLASHBACK) ACTION FIGURE VARIANT

This limited-edition variant action figure shows The Comedian in his glory days, as he is seen in flashbacks throughout the film!

THE COMEDIAN • 6.75″ high

LIMITED TO 5,000 PIECES!

Features multiple points of articulation and a base.

Packaged in a 4-color window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 11, 2009 * Action Figure * PI


WATCHMEN MOVIE: RORSCHACH (UNMASKED) ACTION FIGURE VARIANT

This limited-edition variant Rorschach action figure features the character without his trademark mask!

RORSCHACH • 6.75″ high

LIMITED TO 5,000 PIECES!

Features multiple points of articulation and a base. Packaged in a 4-color window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11, 2009 * Action Figure * PI


THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER POKER PACK

Following the popularity of THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER POKER SET, DC Direct now offers THE JOKER POKER PACK, a game-ready poker set featuring one deck of Joker-defaced playing cards and 20 chips! Packaged in a blister tray inside a 4-color window box, this pack can serve either as a stand-alone item or as additional chips and a replacement deck for the original prop replica set. The deck included is the standard “playable” 4-suit, 54 card deck, along with 20 chips in Joker-themed colors of green, purple, red and black (5 of each color are included).

Advance-solicited; on sale April 15, 2009

Poker Set * $19.99 US


THE DARK KNIGHT: 12″ BRUCE WAYNE BY MEDICOM

Under special arrangement with Japanese toymaker

MEDICOM, DC Direct is proud to offer this 12″ Bruce Wayne figure from the company’s popular Real Action Heroes line! Batman’s billionaire playboy alter-ego is dressed to impress in a fabric costume, with a body featuring 29 points of articulation.

The figure comes with a display stand and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition!

Advance-solicited; on sale July 22, 2009 * Collector figure * $175 US

Retailers, please note: This item is not available for sale in Asia.


BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE: THE PENGUIN BY BRIAN BOLLAND

DESIGNED BY BRIAN BOLLAND

SCULPTED BY RAY VILLAFANE

The BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE line continues to expand as The Penguin becomes the second villain to join the series! Designed by famed artist Brian Bolland, this pose is taken directly from a panel in BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE VOL. 1.

The statue measures approximately 6″ high x 4.5″ wide x 4.5″ deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 8, 2009 * Statue * $75 US


THE FLASH: GOLDEN AGE 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure

Jay Garrick, the original Flash, is portrayed in his prime as the latest addition to DC Direct’s popular line of 1:6 scale deluxe collector figures – the first Golden Age JSA character to get the 1:6 scale treatment! This version of The Flash is dressed in an intricate and authentically detailed costume, including a chrome-plated helmet. The figure comes with a display base and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 8, 2009 * Collector figure * $99.99 US

SUPERMAN MINI NEON SIGN

Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring Superman’s classic 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 July 29, 2009 * Neon Sign * $89.99 US


THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES

BASED ON THE ART OF GEORGE PÉREZ

Includes:

Creeper • 6.75″ h

Aquaman • 6.75″ h

The Flash • 6.75″ h

Black Lightning • 6.75″ h

The exciting new action figure line continues! DC Direct presents figures to add to the ongoing line that spans the history of the DC Universe, as presented by artist George Perez in the classic book THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE!

Planned to include more characters than any DC Direct line ever, THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE will help fulfill the requests for many fan favorite characters.

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 15, 2009 * Action Figures * PI





CATWOMAN VS. BATGIRL STATUE

DESIGNED BY MATT HALEY

SCULPTED BY ANDY BERGHOLTZ

Gotham City’s female foes do battle in a CLASSIC CONFRONTATIONS statue!

The latest addition to this line of statues sculpted by some of DC Direct’s premier talent features Batgirl confronting Catwoman as the feline fatale attempts to pull a bank heist. In a unique twist, not only does each figure’s cape suspend her in mid-air, but the capes act as bases on which the figures stand. Packaged as three separate pieces (Batgirl, Catwoman and the bank vault over which they are fighting), the statue can be set up in a variety of configurations. The Catwoman Vs. Batgirl Statue is limited-edition, hand-painted and cold-cast in porcelain. It measures approximately 8″ high x 11″ wide x 5″ deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advanced-solicited; on sale July 29, 2009 * Statue * $225 US


AME-COMI: BLACK CANARY

PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED BY UDON STUDIOS

Dinah Lance unleashes her trademark Canary Cry to announce her arrival to the Ame-Comi line!

This limited-edition, non-articulated, 9″ 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 July 22, 2009 * Statue * $55 US


AME-COMI: HUNTRESS PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED BY PAITOON RATAN

Gotham’s beautiful, unpredictable Huntress reaches for her crossbow to show the rest of the Ame-Comi girls that she’s not one to mess with.

This limited-edition, non-articulated, 9″ 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 July 22, 2009 * Statue * $55 US


Heroes of the DC Universe: DARKSEID BUST

DESIGNED BY CARLOS PACHECO

SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

Darkseid, the dread ruler of Apokolips, stands over the fire pits of his homeworld as he contemplates overtaking the universe in this new bust.

The third addition to the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust series, Darkseid is the first villain to infiltrate the line!

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.75″ high x 3″ wide x 3.25″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance solicited; on sale July 15, 2009 * Bust * $65 US