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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping April, 2005

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DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in April of 2005.

BATMAN SECTION


BATMAN #639

Written by Judd Winick

Art and Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen

Cover by Matt Wagner

The identity of the Red Hood has been revealed – now a new story arc begins! But what other villains lurk in the Gotham night? Shocking revelations and age-old enemies make Part 1 of “Family Reunion” a can’t-miss!

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


DETECTIVE COMICS #805

Written by David Lapham and Jon Lewis

Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and Jeff Parker

Cover by Lapham

In Part 5 of the 12-part “City of Crime,” Batman’ must find Mr. Freeze’s hideout before a young girl and a priest die! But can Batman contend with an army of inhuman freaks looking for a fight? Plus, “Exit Menu” by Jon Lewis and Jeff Parker!

On sale April 6 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #64

Written by A.J. Lieberman

Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit

Cover by Cliff Chiang

Poison Ivy is desperate to cure herself of her abilities before anyone else gets killed. Batman is eager to help, but Hush wants her killer powers to remain. And as the power struggle rages, more bodies are turning up!

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #1

Written by Paul Jenkins

Art and Jae Lee

Cover by Sean Phillips

“�man is not truly one, but truly two.” – R.L. Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Never has that been better demonstrated than in Batman’s conflicted foe Two-Face, the subject of the new 6-issue miniseries BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE by writer Paul Jenkins (Peter Parker: Spider-Man)! Expressing the dual nature of the villain, the miniseries will feature visuals by two distinct artists: Jae Lee (Inhumans) illustrates issues #1-3, while Sean Phillips (SLEEPER) draws issues #4-6!

JEKYLL & HYDE is a story of duality that examines how one man can seemingly harbor two souls, each bent on the other’s destruction. But who is more honest: the man who acknowledges his dark side or the man who suppresses it?

Don’t miss this terrifying tale of Two-Face’s past and present, as he battles with himself – and the Batman! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces of Previews

On sale April 20 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin


BATMAN: SCARECROW TALES TP

Written by Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, and others

Art by Bob Kane, Dick Giordano, Alan Davis, and others

Cover by Jim Balent & Bill Sienkiewicz

A spine-tingling new collection spotlighting the greatest moments of the Scarecrow! Featuring eight stories spanning more than 60 years, from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #3 (1941) to BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #23 (2002)!

On sale April 27 o 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN: AS THE CROW FLIES TP

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend

Cover by Matt Wagner

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: SCARECROW TALES TP! This collection features the terrifying story originally presented in BATMAN #626-630, pitting Batman against the Scarecrow and the Scarebeast! Plus, a bonus sketchbook section by Dustin Nguyen.

On sale April 27 o 128 pg, FC, $12.95 US o RELIST


BATGIRL #63

Written by Andersen Gabrych

Art by Al� Garza & Jesse Delperdang

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Deathstroke is back! Batgirl has been a thorn in the Penguin’s side since she arrived in Bl�dhaven. Now Gotham City’s dirtiest bird is bringing in the biggest gun at his disposal to remove her once and for all. His name is Deathstroke – and he never misses his target!

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #190

Written by J. Torres

Art by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco

Cover by Cliff Chiang

Part 1 of a new 2-part adventure! Batman is on the run from the law. And what looks like a series of petty crimes committed by Mr. Freeze quickly becomes a much more serious situation, once Batman learns Freeze has nothing to live for�

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: FACES TP

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Wagner

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #1, this

tale spotlights the maniacal Two-Face! Enraged by his own isolation, Harvey Dent attempts to create a country of deformed men.But when a simple blackmail investigation leads Batman to discover his former ally’s mad scheme, Two-Face’s pursuit of power is quickly ended.

On sale April 20 o 96 pg, FC, $9.95 US o RELIST


BATMAN: BLIND JUSTICE TP – NEW EDITION

Written by Sam Hamm

Art by Denys Cowan & Dick Giordano

Cover by Walter Simonson

A stunning new edition of a classic trade paperback collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #598-600 written by Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm! Bruce Wayne discovers a series of murders linked to WayneTech in this tale that leaves him in a wheelchair!

On sale April 20 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US


NIGHTWING #107

Written by Devin Grayson

Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

Featuring the new NIGHTWING creative team of writer Devin Grayson and artists Phil Hester & Ande Parks (GREEN ARROW)! Dick has left Bl�dhaven, and the only people he can trust are those who’d kill him if they knew his secrets. He’s in over his head, alone, and it’s only going to get more dangerous!

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


CATWOMAN #42

Written by Matteo Casali

Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Paul Gulacy & Palmiotti

Catwoman’s efforts to stop a serial murderer targeting prostitutes has led her to a Brazilian mobster running illegal dog fights out of the East End. But the trail ends there, and Selina now has two threats to stop – before Holly gets killed!

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


GOTHAM CENTRAL #30

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Stefano Gaudiano

Cover by Michael Lark

Allen and Montoya have traveled to Keystone City to save Officer Andrew Kelly, who’s been transformed into a terrible monster. But their efforts may be for naught, as Kelly continues to evolve into something increasingly horrific – and unstoppable.

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

Written by Bill Finger, Dennis O’Neil, and others

Art by Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, and others

Cover by Alex Ross

In time for the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman Begins, a collection of some of the Dark Knight’s finest adventures! This volume contains stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #33 (1939), BATMAN #5 (1941), BATMAN #62 (1950), and more!

On sale April 13 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US


ROBIN #137

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Giuseppe Camumcoli & Sandra Hope

Cover by Pop Mhan

Like Batgirl, Robin has had a target on his back since he moved to Bl�dhaven, courtesy of the Penguin. Now, Tim Drake must face down the Rising Sun Archer and the Dark Rider! But who’s lurking in the alleys, and why does he have an interest in the Boy Wonder?

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SUPERMAN SECTION


ACTION COMICS #826

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

Get ready for a spectacular 3-part story that brings together the Man of Steel and Captain Marvel! “Lightning Strikes,” which runs through the core Superman titles in April, is written by award-winner Judd Winick (BATMAN, OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW) and features art by Ian Churchill (SUPERMAN/BATMAN #19, The Coven) & Norm Rapmund!

In Part 1, the wizard Shazam makes Captain Marvel aware of a great evil awakened in Metropolis and seeking Superman. On its path to the Man of Steel, it drives the citizens of Metropolis to insanity. How can Superman stop the madness? Will he need the help of Captain Marvel and the power of Shazam?

On sale April 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #639

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

Part 2 of the 3-part “Lightning Strikes” bringing together Superman and Captain Marvel by the team of Winick, Churchill & Rapmund! Superman confronts the evil force plaguing Metropolis. What will Superman do when some of those closest to him turn against him?

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPERMAN #216

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

The thrilling conclusion of the 3-part “Lightning Strikes!”

The final confrontation among heroes! The great evil turns Superman against Captain Marvel. ICan any force on Earth stop this?

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN #20

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

The original superstar team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness return for what’s sure to be the most talked-about story of the year! This issue kicks off the stunning 6-part “With a Vengeance,” as Superman and Batman confront The Maximums! Can the World’s Finest pair take on a squad of revenge-seeking Super-Heroes who are on the hunt for the murderer of one of their teammates? Things are sure to heat up fast, because the two people at the top of their suspect list are Batman and Superman! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN VS. THE FLASH TP

Written by Dennis O’Neil, Jim Shooter and others

Art by Curt Swan, Dick Dillin, Dan Jurgens and others

Cover by Alex Ross

A thrilling collection of some of the greatest races between the Man of Steel and the Scarlet Speedster, from SUPERMAN #199, THE FLASH #175, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #198, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #199, DC COMICS PRESENTS #1-2, and more!

On sale April 13 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US


LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL #2

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Lee Bermejo

The miniseries teaming acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello with red-hot artist Lee Bermejo continues! Lex Luthor doesn’t like problems, but it’s clear he loves to solve them. And it’s his top-secret solution to ridding Metropolis of his biggest problem – Superman – that may see Luthor triumph once and for all!

On sale April 6 o 2 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DCU SECTION


ADAM STRANGE #8

Written by Andy Diggle

Art and cover by Pascal Ferry

Adam Strange’s star-spanning adventure comes to its deadly conclusion! But the end of Adam’s struggle is only the beginning of the greatest threat the universe has ever seen. Get ready for the opening salvos of the Rann/Thanagar War, which continues in a major miniseries later in 2005!

On sale April 27 o 8 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


AQUAMAN #29

Written by John Arcudi

Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy

A rush of applications for GeneTech’s water-breather gene therapy leads to chaos! Aquaman goes to the JLA to gain leverage against GeneTech, but finds the group in the middle of its own problems as the Themyscira crisis heats up! And Malrey is badly hurt in battle with Conger!

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BLOODHOUND #10

Written by Dan Jolley

Art by Leonard Kirk & Robin Riggs

Cover by Dave Johnson

It’s the end of the line for Travis Clevenger as DC’s brutal new hero finds himself outmatched by the martial-arts master Zeiss. While a small town bursts into flames around him, can the ‘Hound triumph one last time? No punches are pulled in this blood-soaked final issue!

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BIRDS OF PREY #81

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

Cover by Adriana Melo & Will Conrad

A new era begins with the debut of art team Joe Bennett (HAWKMAN, Captain America & The Falcon) & Jack Jadson and cover artist Adriana Melo (ROSE & THORN)! Huntress has gone AWOL, and you’ll be shocked at where she turns up! Who’s taking her place next to Canary on a dangerous mission to Singapore? None other than Wildcat, as “The Battle Within” begins!

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BLOOD OF THE DEMON #2

Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer

Art by Byrne & Nekros

Cover by Byrne

The action-packed new series heats up as Etrigan is no longer under Jason Blood’s control! Now he’s on a rampage, using his supernatural powers to wreak vengeance on everything from mystical forces to mere muggers�and the sheer diabolical force with which he goes after them will shock you!

On sale April 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TEAM-UP ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC

Written by Bob Haney and Robert Kanigher

Art by Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Ramona Fradon and others

Cover by George Roussos

A classic new Archive Edition collecting THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #50-56 and 59 (Nov 1963-May 1965), featuring the unforgettable pairings of Green Arrow & The Martian Manhunter, The Flash & The Atom, and more! Plus, an introduction by Michael Uslan.

On sale April 6 o 224 pg, FC, $49.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD ANNUAL #1 (1969)

Written by Bob Haney, Jack Kirby and Dave Kaler

Art by Carmine Infantino, Steve Ditko, Kirby, and others

Cover by Dick Giordano

Reoffered to coincide with THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TEAM-UP ARCHIVES VOL. 1, a “lost” 80-Page giant presenting classic team-ups of Martian Manhunter & Green Arrow, Batman & the Flash, Captain Atom & Nightshade, and more!

On sale April 6 o 80 pg, FC, $5.95 US o RELIST

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER VOL. 2 TP

Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art and cover by Cooke

Darwyn Cooke’s epic chronicle of DC’s Silver Age concludes in this volume collecting issues #4-6 of the miniseries! It’s a mystery in space as Superman, the Suicide Squad, and the Challengers of the Unknown encounter a frightening extraterrestrial lifeform! This volume also features sketchbook material by Cooke!

On sale April 6 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER VOL. 1 TP

Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art and cover by Cooke

Reoffered to coincide with DC: THE NEW FRONTIER VOL. 2, a volume containing the first three issues of the classic miniseries that takes readers on a journey from the end of the Golden Age to the genesis of a bold new heroic era in the late 1950s!

On sale April 6 o 208 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST


DAY OF VENGEANCE #1

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong

Cover by Walter Simonson

Spinning out of the events of March’s DC COUNTDOWN, a reality-bending 6-issue miniseries from writer Bill Willingham (ROBIN, FABLES) and artists Justiniano & Walden Wong (THE HUMAN RACE)!

Ragman finds himself at the magical core of the DCU, where he finds himself aligned with an unlikely ally: The Enchantress! Together, they must face down a foe who has sworn to wipe out all magic�The Spectre! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale April 20 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri


BREACH #4

Written by Bob Harras

Art by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Martin

Guest-starring the JLA! Breach’s battle in South Africa against the agents of Kobra has attracted Superman, Batman and Martian Manhunter to investigate. But friction and mistrust between the heroes and Breach leads to blows – and allows a tragedy to occur.

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


DOOM PATROL #11

Written by John Byrne

Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Byrne

Guest-starring Metamorpho! More about Nudge and Grunt’s bizarre life together before the Doom Patrol is revealed! Plus, witness the origin of the Chief, as Niles Caulder’s past comes back to haunt him – literally!

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


THE FLASH #221

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay

In Part 2 of the 6-part “Rogue War,” The Flash continues his efforts to prevent Captain Cold and his Rogues from tearing apart Chicago! But a wrench is thrown into the works, and the true war is about to explode! Meanwhile, Linda is visited by an old but unwelcome friend�

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


FIRESTORM #12

Written by Dan Jolley

Art and cover by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull

Cover by Matt Haley

With the original Firestorm alive in the mindscape, Jason is in the battle of his life against the augmented Multiplex and Typhoon! It all comes to a head as the mysterious villain who’s pulled them all together is revealed!

On sale April 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Darwyn Cooke, Ethan Van Sciver, Dave Gibbons, Patrick Gleason, Prentis Rollins, and others

Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) teams with REBIRTH writer Geoff Johns for the lead story of an extra-sized Special setting the stage for the debut of May’s GREEN LANTERN ongoing series! In the lead story, Hal Jordan relives some of the most meaningful flights in his life, joined by an unexpected partner. Rounding out the issue are the prelude to GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH (by Johns, Van Sciver and Rollins) previously found only in the pages of Wizard; plus profiles of Hal Jordan, his enemies, allies, and more! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale April 20 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US


DEADSHOT #5

Written by Christos N. Gage

Art by Steven Cummings & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway

It’s a showdown against half the villains of the DCU as the 5-part miniseries reaches an explosive conclusion! The bad news? They want Deadshot dead! The good news? The fight is on his turf!

On sale April 6 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN ARROW: CITY WALLS TP

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Phil Hester, Manuel Garcia, Ande Parks and Steve Bird

Cover by Marcus Martin & Alvaro Lopez

A thrilling new trade paperback collecting GREEN ARROW #32 and #34-39! Green Arrow must marshal the most unlikely army of all to save Star City – and the world – from a demonic threat. But the consequences may be worse than the problem!

On sale April 27 o 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US

GREEN ARROW: STRAIGHT SHOOTER TP

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

Cover by Matt Wagner

Reoffered to coincide with GREEN ARROW: CITY WALLS, a trade collecting GREEN ARROW #26-31! When Green Arrow discovers corporate corruption in Star City, he goes after those responsible. The last thing he expects is a fight with a 3-ton ogre!

On sale April 27 o 144 pg, FC, $12.95 US o RELIST


GREEN ARROW #49

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos

Cover by James Jean

Arsenal has been kidnapped by the assassin Drakon! The only way Green Arrow can save Arsenal is to find the people paying for the killer’s work. And even Ollie will be surprised to find out the true identity of the man behind the curtain!

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


HAWKMAN #39

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose

Cover by Ryan Sook

Hawkman is missing, and Hawkgirl is on the hunt for those responsible! Things go from bad to worse when the master hypnotist Thought Terror arrives with revenge on his mind! Plus, a final page that must be seen to be believed!

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


THE HUMAN RACE #2

Written by Ben Raab

Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong

Cover by Justiniano

The unique miniseries continues as young Ulysses has joined the conspiracy of wildly powered individuals whose sworn duty is to protect the human race from outside mutations! But he may have been recruited for more reasons than he realizes�

On sale April 20 o 2 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


IDENTITY CRISIS #1-7 Final printingS

Written by Brad Meltzer

Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair

Covers by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald

The best-selling IDENTITY CRISIS returns for a final run of single issues before this autumn’s much-anticipated collected edition! These new printings feature the original cover art with black borders.

IDENTITY CRISIS #1. Beginning the final series of printings of this sought-after miniseries! A murder mystery takes flight in this stunning issue!

Final Printing o On sale April 6 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

IDENTITY CRISIS #2. In the aftermath of devastating loss, the JLA revisits a deep, dark secret of their collective past.

Final Printing o On sale April 6 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

IDENTITY CRISIS #3. It’s a knock-down, drag-out battle between Deathstroke and the JLA as murders continue to rock the DCU!

Final Printing o On sale April 13 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

IDENTITY CRISIS #4. Lois Lane finds herself the target of a threat! Who can possibly know this much about the super-heroes’ loved ones?

Final Printing o On sale April 13 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

IDENTITY CRISIS #5. Another hero suffers a personal loss as the stakes are raised!

Final Printing o On sale April 20 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

IDENTITY CRISIS #6. From the start, he’s been on the case, sifting through clues. He’s the World’s Greatest Detective – now it’s time for Batman to prove it.

Final Printing o On sale April 20 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

IDENTITY CRISIS #7. It’s the shocking conclusion to the most talked-about comic book event of the year!

Final Printing o On sale April 27 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


JLA #113

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art by Ron Garney & Dan Green

Cover by Garney

Part 7 of the 8-part “Syndicate Rules!” A divided JLA must face the full power of the most dangerous weapon ever devised by the Weaponers of Qward, with the CSA waiting to destroy the survivors. But a sudden threat to the Crime Syndicate’s own world may change the game completely…

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


JLA CLASSIFIED #6

Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis

Art and cover by Kevin Maguire & Josef Rubinstein

Part 3 of the 6-part “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League!” Booster Gold has accidentally banished half of the “Super Buddies” to Hell for all eternity, and now it’s time for them to learn their fate – from none other than The Demon!

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JSA #72

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne

Cover by Alex Ross

Alex Ross contributes a stunning cover for the conclusion of the the 5-part “JSA/JSA!” The teams come together to stop Degaton’s horrible plans. But what “secret weapon” must they face, and how will the JSA of tomorrow help save the JSA of yesterday?

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #10

Written by Joe Kelly

Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen

In the wake of their battle with Aftermath, the Elite must regroup! One team member is a double agent. One is dead. One has been locked up for murder. And another has lost her mind. Now Manchester Black has brought Eve to London�to wipe it off the face of the Earth!

On sale April 6 o 10 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #5

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Barry Kitson & Art Thibert

Cover by Kitson

The red-hot new series by Mark Waid, Barry Kitson & Art Thibert continues! On the edge of the universe, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl come across a deadly super-powered team that may be the harbinger of a threat that will being the entire United Planets down.

On sale April 27 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MANHUNTER #9

Written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Javier Pina & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Jesus Saiz

Red-hot artist Manuel Garcia (Mystique) steps in for a 6-issue story arc as Manhunter goes up against the mind-bending powers of Phobia – and someone begins stalking Manhunters from the past!

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


OUTSIDERS #23

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Shawn Moll & Kevin Conrad

Cover by Doug Mahnke

Guest artists Shawn Moll and Kevin Conrad come aboard for “Lockdown” – a story only acclaimed writer Judd Winick could tell! The Outsiders are trapped in their own headquarters as they try to uncover the traitor in their midst. What happens when seven trapped super-heroes stop being polite and start getting real?

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


THE OMAC PROJECT #1

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Jesus Saiz

Cover by Jose Ladr�nn

Spinning from the events of DC COUNTDOWN and IDENTITY CRISIS, a crackerjack thriller by Greg Rucka (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN) comes to life in the brooding, gorgeous art of Jesus Saiz (MANHUNTER) in a 6-issue miniseries featuring covers by Jose Ladr�nn that can’t be missed!

Every hero and villain in the DCU is under the gaze of an unbelievably powerful spy satellite. It’s a technological marvel that answers to only one person – and he’s got plans for it that are completely unknown to the superspy organization he controls: Checkmate!

In a world where men can fly and melt metal with their eyes, there’s now an army created specifically as an answer to them: a One Man Army Corps. Batman and an old ally are about to learn the chilling truth behind the OMAC Project – but will they work with or against each other?

On sale April 27 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US Edited by Joan Hilty


RICHARD DRAGON #12

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

In the pulse-pounding series finale, Richard Dragon is forced to battle his deadliest enemy – and the love of his life! With the lords and minions of Hell looking on, DC’s greatest martial artists partake in the ultimate battle: Richard Dragon versus Lady Shiva – to the death! Final issue.

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


THE QUESTION #6

Written by Rick Veitch

Art and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards

The finale of the critically acclaimed miniseries! Vic Sage uncovers the gruesome murder at the Science Spire construction site, only to be ambushed by Minos and his heavily armed cohorts! But what of the plans for the Science Spire and its connection to Superman?

On sale April 20 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SOLO #4

Written by Howard Chaykin

Art by Chaykin

Howard Chaykin goes it alone in SOLO #4! Taking a page from William Gaines’ E.C. Comics, Chaykin delivers six spine-tingling and thought-provoking tales guaranteed to entice and entertain!

Chaykin revisits the old West in “Tall in the Saddle;” heads to the future in the science-fiction epic “Upgrades;” plays a World War II jazz tune in “The Last Time I Saw Paris;” shows the terror of urban violence with “Bad Blood;” and infiltrates the spy genre with “Breaking and Entering.” Chaykin even guest-stars in his own story, the autobiographical yarn simply titled “Horrors.” Turn the pages if you dare – it’s time for Howard Chaykin to go SOLO!

On sale April 27 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US


SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCH BOY #1

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Frazer Irving

Grant Morrison is joined by artist Frazer Irving (Necronauts, THE AUTHORITY) for another amazing bimonthly 4-part miniseries in the SEVEN SOLDIERS saga!

Deep in the bowels of a subterranean city, young dissenter Klarion and his cat familiar Teekl have been hand-picked as potential recruits to the Submissionary Order, a group made up of brutal lawgivers who maintain order with the help of their familiars. But Klarion’s nature is to rebel against the powers-that-be, which isn’t a good idea in such a tightly controlled society – one in which people who don’t conform are swiftly judged and burned at the stake!

On sale April 20 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Peter Tomasi


SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #1

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Ryan Sook & Mick Gray

Cover by Sook

The mind-bending SEVEN SOLDIERS saga continues with another intriguing bimonthly 4-issue miniseries by puppet-master Grant Morrison and artists Ryan Sook (ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL) & Mick Gray (PROMETHEA) that introduces Zatanna! The sorceress attempts to boost her profile by taking part in a reality TV show that sees her undergoing a rigorous detox on a lush island near Themyscira! Here, Zatanna tries to get her head together and figure out what to do with her life. She’s come to an emotional impasse as her magical powers are waning, resulting in an obsession with finding her father’s lost magical journals hoping they contain the secrets she needs of his black art.

On sale April 6 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Peter Tomasi


SPACE GHOST #6

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Ariel Olivetti

Cover by Alex Ross

The miniseries that has everyone talking concludes with a bang! Space Ghost’s most desperate enemy forms a pact with the creature who’s sworn to destroy the entire human race! Can Space Ghost protect the galaxy without being destroyed by his need for revenge?

On sale April 20 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TEEN TITANS #23

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Mike McKone & Marlo Alquiza

The 3-part IDENTITY CRISIS follow-up tale “Lights Out” concludes as a legion of Teen Titans engage in a final battle with Doctor Light! But Cyborg’s contingency plan may fall apart before it’s even put together, and the new Speedy learns firsthand what it means to be a Titan when she discovers Doctor Light’s secret!

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


WONDER WOMAN #215

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair

Cover by J.G. Jones

The IDENTITY CRISIS art team of Rags Morales & Michael Bair joins writer Greg Rucka for Part 1 of a 3-part story that takes Wonder Woman from the streets of New York to the Land of the Dead!

In “Tartarus,” the goddess Athena sends Wonder Woman on a journey to retrieve something believed lost to the Olympian Gods forever. Joined by Wonder Girl and Ferdinand the minotaur, Wonder Woman must face unimagined peril to complete her mission. But should she succeed, what will Diana ask in return from the all-seeing Goddess of Wisdom? Plus, a hint of the fate of Donna Troy is revealed as an exciting new chapter in the saga of the Amazing Amazon begins!

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JOHNNY DC SECTION


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #8

Written by Adam Beechen

Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong

The Question’s convinced there’s a mind-controlled traitor in the Justice League and sets out to investigate. Of course, no one on the team takes him seriously. Can he get to the bottom of the mystery before the League’s secrets are compromised?

On sale April 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


THE BATMAN STRIKES! #8

Written by Bill Matheny

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Jeff Matsuda

Reflecting the hit cartoon on Kids’ WB! Gotham City’s never been hotter, which can only mean one thing: Firefly’s back! Will Batman be able to stop this pyromaniac before Gotham’s reduced to ash?

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


TEEN TITANS GO! #18

Written by J. Torres

Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker

Cover by Sean Galloway

Larry the Titan returns! But the magic imp accidentally frees the super-deformed Titans from the margins of the comic book page and lets them roam free among the “real” world. How will the Titans convince their mini-doppelgangers to return where they belong?

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #8

Written by Jim Alexander, Jesse McCann, Sholly Fisch and Tom Warburton

Art by Kim Arndt, Robert R. Smith, Mike Kazaleh, Gary Fields, Scott Underwood and Angus Bungay

Cover by Robert Pope

The Kids Next Door mobilize against an Earth-freezing menace in “Operation S.N.O.W.G.L.O.B.E.!” Plus, dental hysterics with Cow & Chicken. Boot camp with Billy & Mandy. And more!

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


LOONEY TUNES #125

Written by Earl Kress

Art by David Alvarez & Walter Carzon

Cover by Walter Carzon & Ruben Torreiro

Sylvester chases Tweety down a rabbit hole that leads to Wackyland! Don’t miss this spectacular 125th issue featuring everyone from Bugs Bunny to the Last Dodo!

On sale April 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


POWERPUFF GIRLS #61

Written by Ivan Velez, Jr., Abby Denson and Amy Rogers

Art by Phil Moy, Ricardo Garcia Fuentes, Christopher Cook, and Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Moy

Heads up, readers – little Bubbles just got too tall for Townsville! How will the Girls shrink their sister back down to size?

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


SCOOBY-DOO #95

Written by John Rozum, Jennifer Moore and Sean Carolan

Art by Joe Staton & Horacio Ottolini

Cover by Staton

A freaky cyber-spook plays cat-and-mousepad with Scooby and Shaggy! Plus, lessons on how to be a detective from the whole Mystery Inc. gang!

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #453

Written and illustrated by

The Usual Gang of Idiots

Don’t be an April Fool – buy this issue of MAD! Chock-full of

the hilarity you’ve come to know and love!

On sale April 6 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.50 US

DC LIBRARY SECTION

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 8 TP

Written by Wendy & Richard Pini

Art by Wendy Pini & Joe Staton Cover by Wendy Pini

Another thrilling installment in the saga, collecting ELFQUEST: SIEGE AT BLUE MOUNTAIN #4-6 in digest form with a new cover by Wendy Pini! A Wolfrider child is kidnapped and delivered to Winnowill. Could the cubling be the key to her plan to rid the world of the elfin tribe? And how will mad Two-Edge tip the scales?

On sale April 27 o 5″ x 7.362″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

ELFQUEST: THE SEARCHER AND THE SWORD SC

Written by Wendy & Richard Pini

Art and cover by Wendy Pini

The first new ElfQuest materal in years, now available in a softcover edition! In this stunning tale, the elves must adapt to a world without the Troll smiths, who forged their weapons and tools. Painfully aware of her human heritage, Shuna embarks on a quest to unite elves and humans in peace.

On sale April 6 o 96 pg, FC, $14.99 US


THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 16 HC

Written by Will Eisner

Art and cover by Eisner

THE WILL EISNER LIBRARY. A new volume collecting Spirit sections from 1/7/48-6/27/48! This edition includes the introduction or Powder Pouf, the return of Silk Satin, and more. Featuring an introduction by movie producer Michael Uslan.

On sale April 20 o 216 pg, FC, $49.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 15 HC

Written by Will Eisner

Art and cover by Eisner

Reoffered to coincide with THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 16! Volume 15 reprints The Spirit newspaper sections published from 7/6/47 – 12/28/47, featuring the seductive P’Gell, The Octopus, a send up of Li’l Abner, and more, plus an introduction by N.C. Christopher Couch, co-author of THE WILL EISNER COMPANION.

On sale April 20 o 196 pg, FC, $49.95 US o RELIST


TENRYU: THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Matoh Sanami

CMX. From Matoh Sanami, the popular creator of Fake, comes a fantasy featuring two sword-packing brothers who must find their father’s killer in war-torn ancient China. As they search for revenge, they’re sidetracked into adventure, stumbling upon the secrets of their origin while meeting up with plenty of weapon-wielding women and foes only too happy to take them out before they finish their quest!

On sale April 27 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


MADARA Vol. 3

Illustrated by Sho-u Tajima

Written by Eiji Otsuka

CMX. Amid the rubble following the explosion, Madara was nowhere to be found. While Kaos and Kirin await Madara’s return, battles continue as word spreads about a mighty warrior slaying Moki. Who is this mysterious warrior? Has Madara returned, or is it someone else?

On sale April 6 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US MATURE READERS


LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Tsukuba Sakura

CMX. The thrilling tale of a girl with supernatural powers continues! Through a careless mistake, the school doctor learns of Kanade’s powers. But why is he so intent on stopping her from changing the future? This volume also includes “In the Rain,” a bonus feature by the same author.

On sale April 20 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES


FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Aoike Yasuko

CMX. In the latest volume of the classic series, the ever-hedonistic Eroica and his counterpart Major Eberbach steal into Iran! Constant putdowns continue from the Middle East to the icy cold of Europe, where Eberbach is forced to hire Eroica. As always, young men are seduced as a war erupts, friends are betrayed, and sexual preferences are explored.

On sale April 13 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


THE FOURTH POWER TP

Written and illustrated by Juan Gimenez

HUMANOIDS. A riveting space opera by Juan Gimenez (The Metabarons)! On the war-ravaged planet Alpha Nebulae, a fighter pilot named Mega learns that she’s in danger, for there are those who will stop at nothing to control her – to control the Fourth Power!

On sale April 27 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 136 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS


MEGALEX VOL. 1 TP

Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky

Art and cover by Fred Beltran

HUMANOIDS. This volume collects the entire serialized story originally presented in Metal Hurlant! A clone known as the Anomaly and the freedom fighter Adam� fights to end the stranglehold of urban sprawl the city of Megalex has over the world!

On sale April 13 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 112 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS


BILAL LIBRARY: MEMORIES TP

Written and illustrated by Enki Bilal

HUMANOIDS. This stunning volume collects internationally acclaimed writer/artist Enki Bilal’s two graphic novels Memories of Outer Space and Memories of Other Times into one deluxe trade paperback! Presenting some of his earliest works, every short story is written and illustrated by Bilal as he creates surreal and fantastic worlds with a science-fiction twist.

“Belgrade-born Enki Bilal is one of Europe’s most important comics creators.” – Nick Brownlow, NinthArt.com

On sale April 20 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS


STRONTIUM DOG: THE EARLY CASES TP

Written by John Wagner & Alan Grant

Art and cover by Carlos Ezquerra

2000 A.D. A collection of action-packed adventures created by writers John Wagner (BATMAN) and Alan Grant (LOBO) with art by Jidge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra (ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE)!

On a future Earth following an atomic war, Strontium-90 fallout has caused mutation amongst humans. These mutants are hated and feared by “norms” and are forced to work in labor camps or for the Search and Destroy bounty-hunting agency, known as the “Strontium Dogs.”

One such mutant is Johnny Alpha, a man gifted with eyes that can see through nearly anything – even men’s minds! Now, in the first collection of Alpha’s classic adventures, he meets a new partner, battles vicious killers and takes a journey into Hell itself!

On sale April 6 o 192 pg, B&W, $14.99 US


ROBO-HUNTER: DAY OF THE DROIDS TP

Written by John Wagner & Alan Grant

Art and cover by Ian Gibson

2000 A.D. Sam Slade returns for more hilarious adventures in this second collection of classic stories! Sam’s hired for a strange case by a robotic city councilor who soon turns up dead, and a “robot union” wants Sam out of business!

On sale April 27 o 160 pg, B&W, $14.99 US


THIRTEEN TP

Written by Mike Carey

Art and cover by Andy Clarke

2000 A.D. An action-packed story by red-hot Mike Carey (LUCIFER) with art by 2000 A.D. sensation Andy Clarke (SINISTER DEXTER)! When a London punk with mild telekinetic powers discovers a black pearl that increases his abilities to unbelievable levels, he thinks he’s struck it rich. But the pearl’s original owners want it back!

On sale April 13 o 96 pg, FC, $12.99 US

WILDSTORM SECTION


THE AUTHORITY: KEV TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art and cover by Glenn Fabry

A hilarious trade paperback collecting two stories: THE AUTHORITY: KEV and the miniseries MORE KEV! Down-on-his-luck S.A.S. Corporal Kev Hawkins’s life has been an interesting mix of surprises and disappointments – but nothing could prepare him for his repeated run-ins with the super-hero team The Authority!

On sale April 6 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Mature Readers

THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE HC

Written by John Ridley

Art and cover by Ben Oliver

Reoffered to coincide with THE AUTHORITY: KEV, a stunning hardcover in which the President of the Unites States sets a plan in motion that could very well destroy the Authority from the inside. And with an unexpected threat from the future on Earth’s doorstep, it could very well mean global extinction!

On sale April 6 o 96 pg, FC, $24.95 US o Mature Readers o RELIST


THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #7

Written by Ed Brubaker

Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend

Cover by Nguyen

Jenny Quantum is about to discover just how weird being a Jenny really is�and she’ll never be the same! With this journey of self-discovery, she’ll unlock the secrets behind who’s been manipulating the Authority – and the revelation is astounding!

On sale April 27 o 7 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Mature Readers


LEGEND #3

Written by Howard Chaykin

Art and cover by Russ Heath

Torn by tragedy, Hugo questions his powers and wonders what his true purpose really is. As a way of atoning, he enlists in the Army to help his country during the Vietnam War. What will happen when he realizes that he cannot help resolve the conflict even with all his powers?

On sale April 27 o 3 of 4 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US o MATURE READERS


CITY OF TOMORROW #1

Written by Howard Chaykin

Art and cover by Chaykin

Howard Chaykin (LEGEND, MIGHTY LOVE, American Flagg) writes and illustrates CITY OF TOMORROW, an imaginative new 6-issue miniseries telling the story of Columbia, a planned utopian community of the future!

Created a decade ago by renegade billionaire Eli Foyle, the artificial island off the California coast offered winners of a citizenship lottery the chance at a brighter tomorrow and a crime-free world. Life in Columbia was a dream�for a while. At first, the problems seemed to be no big deal – until it became clear that a virus was affecting the municipal employees of Columbia�all of whom are actually bio-animatronic robots. Now these robots have gone from civil servants to criminal masterminds – and they’ve turned Columbia from an idyllic community into a hellhole of crime and urban blight!

Now Foyle’s 28-year-old son Tucker has returned to Columbia fresh from the Navy SEALs, and with the help of his father and a posse of concerned Columbia citizens will begin the slow process of taking back the night. But is he too late?

On sale April 27 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Scott Dunbier


EX MACHINA #10

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

Cover by Harris

The action-packed final chapter of the 5-part “Tag” by

Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN), Tony Harris (STARMAN) & Tom Feister! Mayor Hundred finally confronts the supernatural horror that’s been terrorizing the subways and discovers the unexpected bond it shares with his previous career as the super-heroic Great Machine. Plus, an ancient ceremony is performed at Gracie Mansion, and New York City will never be the same!

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


THE INTIMATES #6

Written by Joe Casey

Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope

Cover by Jim Lee & Rian Hughes

The intriguing new series by Joe Casey (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), Giuseppe Camuncoli (HELLBLAZER) & Sandra Hope with covers by Jim Lee (BATMAN, SUPERMAN) & Rian Hughes continues with a special origin issue that reveals the secret past of Sykes! When his fellow students get a little too curious about their silent classmate, a scheme is hatched to find out this kid’s deal. And what they discover will shock you!

On sale April 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


MAJESTIC #4

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art and cover by Neil Googe & Trevor Scott

Cover by Ed McGuinness & Lanning

The opening arc of this dynamic new series concludes! Assaulted from all sides, Majestic finally uncovers the truth behind the immense ark-ship and realizes the populations of countless worlds – Earth included – will perish unless he can put things right.

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


OCEAN #6

Written by Warren Ellis

Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

Cover by Michael Golden

The extra-sized, action-packed grand finale! As the mysterious beings who have slumbered for an eon begin to stir, Nathan Kane and his crew must intervene before worlds are laid waste – by either the ancient race or the greedy company trying to hijack them!

On sale April 20 o 6 of 6 o 48 pg, FC, $3.50 US


THE RAZOR’S EDGE: REDBIRD #2

Written by Jason Pearson & Ed Brubaker

Art and cover by Pearson

Redbird explodes from the pages of BLACK OPS in a 5-issue tale by Jason Pearson (Body Bags) & Ed Brubaker (SLEEPER)! Things get more complicated for Redbird as she learns the government has dispatched an assassin to terminate her!

On sale April 27 o 2 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


SLEEPER SEASON TWO #11

Written by Ed Brubaker

Art and cover by Sean Phillips

Holden’s secret plan is finally put into motion, but the pieces are falling apart all around him. Have Tao and Lynch figured him out? Will he be able to run fast enough to stay out of their reach? Or will someone he trusts twist the knife in his back?

On sale April 27 o 11 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Mature Readers


TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #3

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and cover by Juan Santacruz

The Righteous has returned! After eight years in a coma imprisoned by an alien race, the most destructive force Earth has ever produced is awake – and he wants to unite the world beneath his hand! Plus, what connection is there between Twilight and Rene?

On sale April 6 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WILD GIRL #6

Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion

Art by Shawn McManus and J.H. Williams III

Cover by McManus

Did Rosa survive her encounter with the Crocodile? And if so, will she have enough energy left to face the Dog Man and save her family? Every question is answered in the stunning conclusion of this great miniseries!

On sale April 13 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TOM STRONG #32

Written by Michael Moorcock

Art and cover by Jerry Ordway

ABC. The conclusion of a thrilling 2-part story by legendary author Michael Moorcock and artist Jerry Ordway! Tom Strong and Solomon are recruited on a mission to save the multiverse. But has their information been tainted?. Are they really working on the side of the angels? And who is the mysterious Count Zodiac?

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 1: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION OVERSIZED HC

Written by Alan Moore Art and cover by Kevin O’Neill

Reoffered to coincide with THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 2: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION. Enjoy this classic tale again with a gorgeous 2-volume set containing the original 6-issue miniseries plus Alan Moore’s script, complete with spot illustrations by Kevin O’Neill!

On sale April 6 o 8.25″ x 12.25″ o 416 pg, FC, $75.00 US o RELIST

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 2: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Kevin O’Neill

The second critically acclaimed LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN miniseries by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill is given the Absolute treatment, arriving as a stunning oversized, slipcased two-book hardcover set! The 224-page Book One contains the thrilling 6-issue miniseries, complete with the Almanac of fantastic places, while the 224-page Book Two contains Alan Moore’s entire scripts for the graphic novel, a rare and wonderful treat for any fan of sequential storytelling. Included in the script book are a number of pages of Kevin O’Neill art reproduced from the pencils and printed here for the first time.

This epic Victorian adventure continues in grand fashion as our intrepid band of heroes – Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Dr. Thomas Jekyll and the Invisible Man (a.k.a. Hawley Griffin) – once again face a dire threat. Only this time it’s not just the fate of an Empire that hangs in the balance – but that of the entire world!

Don’t miss the gorgeous Absolute presentation of an incomparable adventure!

Advance-solicited; on sale June 29 o 2-volume set o 448 pg., FC, $75.00 US

VERTIGO SECTION


100 BULLETS #60

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

Lono takes his new apprentice, Loop Huges, to Chi-town to continue his deadly training. But can Lono be trusted, or does he have ulterior motives in taking the young prot�g� under his wing? One guess.

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS


BITE CLUB TP

Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman

Art by David Hahn

Cover by Frank Quitely

A new trade paperback at a special smaller size collecting the sexy, hot-blooded miniseries in color. They say that blood is thicker than water, but it isn’t thicker than money – not even for a family of vampires like the Del Toro clan, whose cartel has run organized crime in Miami for nearly a century.

On sale April 20 o 5.75″ x 8.25″ o 144 pg, FC, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS


THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #10

Written by Si Spencer

Consulting by Neil Gaiman

Art by Dean Ormston Cover by Duncan Fegredo

Concluding the 2-part “Tumbling Dice.” It’s a familiar story retold from a fresh perspective, as we learn the sick, ugly truth behind Dog’s jealous outbursts about his sister’s love life.

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS


JOHN CONSTANTINE – HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: PAPA MIDNITE #3

Written by Mat Johnson

Art by Tony Akins & Dan Green Cover by Ronald Wimberly

The dark magic miniseries continues! In 1741, Midnite enlists the aid of an old friend to conjure up a vision of Manhattan where whites are slaves, as he attempts to finish the revolution started by Cuffee years earlier. In the present, Midnite’s vision quest is interrupted by the arrival of an unexpected enemy.

On sale April 6 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


FABLES #36

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha

Cover by James Jean

Don’t miss the beginning of the engrossing 5-part story “Homelands.” It’s a typical day back in the world from which the inhabitants of Fabletown escaped, full of war and tyranny, not to mention taxes. But in the midst of all the conquering and the slaying comes a mysterious masked man on a quest to find the woman in red he believed was killed centuries ago.

On sale April 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS


THE FOUNTAIN HC

Written by Darren Aronofsky

Adapted by Kent Williams

Art and cover by Williams

Darren Aronofsky proved himself a filmmaker to watch with his provocative debut, Pi. His follow-up, Requiem for a Dream, continued the accolades, receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. His latest accomplishment, however, comes straight to comics in the form of The Fountain, a gorgeously painted, oversized original graphic novel about the timeless truths of life, love and death.

Working with acclaimed painter Kent Williams (Blood: A Tale, Destiny: A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold), The Fountain crisscrosses through three distinct time periods: in 1535, during an ancient Mayan war; the present day, following one doctor’s desperate search for the cure for cancer; and the far future, through the vast exotic reaches of space. Interweaving these three periods, THE FOUNTAIN follows Tomas – warrior, doctor, explorer – as he feverishly tries to beat death and prolong the life of the woman he loves.

A story so grand, one medium couldn’t contain it, Aronofsky is also shooting a feature film version of the story for New Regency and Warner Bros. Pictures starring Tony award- winning actor Hugh Jackman (The Boy from Oz, X-Men, Van Helsing) and acclaimed actress Rachel Weisz (Constantine, The Mummy, The Constant Gardener). But before he did, the filmmaker wanted The Fountain to be realized in the unique storytelling power and artistic beauty of the graphic novel. Together, Aronofsky and Williams deliver what might be considered the ultimate director’s cut.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 24 o 8.625″ x 11.625″ o 176 pg, FC, $29.99 US o MATURE READERS

Edited by Karen Berger


HELLBLAZER #207

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Part 1 of a new 6-part story, “Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go.” After another of his blunders proves disastrous for a loved one, John forms an unlikely alliance with the one being who can help him. Can John survive a perilous passage through the outskirts of Hell with this strange guide?

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS


HUMAN TARGET #21

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Cliff Chiang

Cover by John Watkiss

In the explosive conclusion to the 3-part “The Stealer,” Chance returns to Los Angeles bent on revenge against the man who stole his life and identity. But Chance may encounter the biggest surprise of all when he learns there’s one grave question still to be answered. Final issue.

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


THE LOSERS #23

Written by Andy Diggle

Art and cover by Jock

Part 1 of the new 3-part storyline “Anti-Heist.” In the wake of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, the Losers become uneasy allies with a man they have little reason to trust. But their differences must be put aside if they’re to scupper Max’s plan for an audacious mid-Atlantic heist. His target: 300 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium!

On sale April 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


LUCIFER #61

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly

Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

The thrilling conclusion the 3-part “Breach.” As the Lilim and their allies march on Heaven, Jill Presto’s magically prolonged pregnancy finally reaches term – and the unborn child has not only Jill’s fate, but that of Lucifer and Elaine in its hands.

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS


MNEMOVORE #1

Written by Hans Rodionoff & Ray Fawkes

Art and cover by Mike Huddleston

Screenwriter Hans Rodionoff (LOVECRAFT, Man-Thing) teams up with comics writer Ray Fawkes (Spookshow) to cowrite a 6-issue miniseries that acts as Invasion of the Body Snatchers for the ADD generation. Featuring provocative art by Mike Huddleston (Deep Sleeper, BATGIRL), Mnemovore is a paranoiac supernatural thriller about memories, monsters, and the real terror behind forgotten thoughts.

Kaley Markowic is an Olympic hopeful whose career is brought to a crashing halt. Badly injured, Kaley can barely remember her boyfriend, her family – her entire life. Now, a horrifying creature appears on the scene, violating her loved ones and damaging their minds. Kaley is lost in a world where nothing has precedent and must fight to protect those who are closest to her�even if she can’t recall them.

On sale April 13 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


OTHERWORLD #2

Written by Phil Jimenez

Art and cover by Jimenez & Andy Lanning

The imaginative maxiseries masterminded by Phil Jimenez continues as the heroes of Otherworld find themselves at the LaBrea Tar Pits in California. But it’s no vacation when they’re attacked by a group of cyborgs intent on destroying them. Luckily, the kids soon discover they each have unique super-powers with which they can defend themselves�now they just need to figure out how their powers work.

On sale April 27 o 2 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


SWAMP THING #14

Written by Joshua Dysart

Art by Timothy Green II

Cover by John Totleben

Concluding the 2-part story “Measure of Faith,” featuring guest art by Timothy Green II (FRACTION) and a chilling cover by John Totleben. Swamp Thing discovers the terrible secret of the Riverside preacher, and it could cost everything for Jake’s father.

On sale April 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


TRIGGER #5

Written by Jason Hall

Art and cover by John Watkiss

Carter Lennox’s life is spiraling out of control, and things only get worse when he spends a day following what appears to be his doppelganger. And the longer Lennox follows, the more surreal his world becomes.

On sale April 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


VERTIGO: FIRST TASTE TP

Written by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Azzarello, Warren Ellis, and Si Spencer

Art by Chris Bachalo, Eduardo Risso, Darick Robertson and Jerome K. Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben, Mark Buckingham, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan, Jr., and Dean Ormston

Design cover

You’ve heard the VERTIGO buzz but for some reason never took the plunge…well, now you’ve run out of excuses! VERTIGO FIRST TASTE is a specially priced collection that allows readers entry into the most influential and provocative imprint in comics. Collecting the premiere issues of six different Vertigo series, this special 168-page trade paperback carries a suggested retail price of only $4.99 US, making it easier than ever for the curious to see why Vertigo has become synonymous for quality comics. The six issues included are Y: THE LAST MAN #1 (written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra & Jos� Marzan, Jr.), 100 BULLETS #1 (written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso), THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #1 (written by Si Spencer and illustrated by Dean Ormston), SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #21 (the first issue written by comics legend Alan Moore with art by Stephen Bissette & John Totleben), TRANSMETROPOLITAN #1 (written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Darick Robertson & Jerome K. Moore) and DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1 (written by the best-selling co-creator of THE SANDMAN Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Bachalo & Mark Buckingham). You’ll never forget your FIRST TASTE.

On sale April 6 o 160 pg, FC, $4.99 US o MATURE READERS


VIMANARAMA! #3

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Philip Bond

Grant Morrison’s and Philip Bond’s modern-day, apocalyptic “Arabian Nights” concludes! Ali is dead and Prince Rama lies powerless, as the fossil devils bent on destroying the world prepare to sink the Continent of America! Can Sofia save the day, or will eternal night fall? Witness the clash of ancient empires, voyage beyond death, and watch the world as it ends in Vimanarama!

On sale April 27 o 3 of 3 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


Y: THE LAST MAN #32

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Goran Sudzuka & Jos� Marzan Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

Part 1 of the 4-part “Girl on Girl,” featuring guest art by Goran Sudzuka (HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: LADY CONSTANTINE). Finally leaving the United States, Yorick and his companions begin an important quest for a missing friend. Yorick joins a ragtag band of female sailors on a thrilling voyage overseas, but what dangerous new threat lurks deep beneath the Pacific?

Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale April 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DC DIRECT SECTION


THE BATMAN: THE JOKER MAQUETTE

Sculpted by John G. Mathews

Based on the designs from the hit series on Cartoon Network and the Kids’ WB! A complete madman, The Joker’s schemes rarely make any sense – and he always has a flair for the extravagant! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 8.25″ tall x 6″ wide x 4″ deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 3 o Maquette $89.99 US


BATMAN BLACK & WHITE SERIES ORIGINAL STATUE

Designed BY TIM SALE

Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews

The true essence of a complex hero is captured in this black and white sculpture! Batman Black and White VOL. 1 and 2 are stunning collections of short stories by award-winning talent, showcasing noir-flavored tales of the Dark Knight. Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE and measures approximately 6.75″ tall x 6″ wide x 5.5″ deep. It features a logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 10 o Statue o $45.00 US


CATWOMAN MINI-STATUE

Designed by Jim Lee

Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews

Based on the original Catwoman Statue designed by Jim Lee and sculpted by Jonathan Matthews! She’s the most successful cat-burglar Gotham City has ever known. With the appearance and attitude of a cat, Catwoman always does the opposite of whatever you expect her to do! This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-statue measures approximately 5.5″ tall x 3.25″ wide x 3.125″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 10 o Mini-statue $39.99 US

GREEN LANTERN & GREEN ARROW COLLECTOR’S PLATE

Art by Alex Ross

Two of the greatest heroes in the DCU combine their skills and abilities to create a powerful force against evil! This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain Collector’s Plate measures approximately 10.5″ in diameter, features a Certificate of Authenticity imprinted on the back of the plate, and is edged with a 24-karat gold band. The plate is packaged in a gift box with gold foil stamping.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 24 o Collector’s Plate o $59.99 US


ED, EDD n’ EDDY STATUE

Sculpted by Tony Cipriano

ED, EDD N’ EDDY, three adolescent boys who are always trying to come up with money-making schemes, and always seem to find themselves having all sorts of crazy adventures. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 5.25″ tall, 4.5″ wide and 8.25″ long, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited up to 1000 pieces.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 31 o Statue o $89.99 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE

Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! The Dark Knight proves Luthor’s accusations against Superman to be baseless, and the “World’s Finest” duo prepares to topple the corrupt President’s reign once and for all. This figure features multiple points of articulation, a grappling gun accessory and a Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI


SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE

Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! The Man of Steel unites with the Dark Knight when longtime enemy Lex Luthor accuses him of a horrible act against mankind. This figure features multiple points of articulation and includes a Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI


SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE

Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! The World’s Mightiest Mortal, SHAZAM! joins a group of heroes to confront Superman and Batman! This figure features multiple points of articulation and includes a Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI


SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: CAPTAIN ATOM ACTION FIGURE

Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! The atomically powered Captain Atom reluctantly confronts the World’s Finest team on the order of his evil Commander-in-Chief. This figure features multiple points of articulation and includes a Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI


SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: METALLO ACTION FIGURE

Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! Metallo may hold the key to one of Batman’s greatest unsolved crimes: the murder of his parents! This figure features multiple points of articulation, detachable human face, steam shovel arm, plus a Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 o Action Figure o 6.5″ H o PI

Retailers please note SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: BATMAN, SUPERMAN, CAPTAIN ATOM, SHAZAM!, and METALLO ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. The Captain Atom Action Figure is only available to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging & pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

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