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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping April, 2006

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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 2006. You can discuss this article here on CBR’s DC Comics Forum.

DC Solicitations – Last Six Months


ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #5

Written by Frank Miller

Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Variant cover by Miller

The pulse-pounding adventure continues with the All Star creative team of Frank Miller, Jim Lee & Scott Williams! The Batman puts Dick Grayson to the ultimate test, and the orphaned aerialist must make a difficult choice before becoming Robin, the Boy Wonder! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

On sale April 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MAN-BAT #1

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Mike Huddleston

Bruce Jones (YEAR ONE: BATMAN/SCARECROW, NIGHTWING, VIGILANTE) and

Mike Huddleston (MNEMOVORE, The Coffin, HARLEY QUINN) present the savage return of Batman’s ultimate mirror image in a mind-bending new 5-issue miniseries! Kirk Langstrom has long had control of his Man-Bat alter ego, able to keep the beast and himself out of trouble. But now his control is slipping, with horrifying consequences for the people around him. And two more of Batman’s biggest foes have plans to turn Man-Bat’s predicament to their advantage!

Don’t miss this stunning new vision of a classic character – one that returns him to his original, terrifying roots!

On sale April 19 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US Edited by Matt Idelson


DETECTIVE COMICS #818

Written by James Robinson

Art by Leonard Kirk & Andy Clarke

Cover by Simone Bianchi

Part 3 of “Face the Face,” an amazing 8-part story written by James Robinson (JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, HAWKMAN, STARMAN) crossing over with BATMAN! Another of Gotham’s villains has been murdered. As the clues start adding up, they point to one man as the killer: Harvey Dent. But isn’t Dent sane now, cured of his madness? Or is he still the maniac he was back when he was Two-Face? Batman begins his hunt for the answer! Plus, a new chapter begins in the life of detective Jason Bard.

On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN #652

Written by James Robinson

Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne

Cover by Simone Bianchi

Part 4 of “Face the Face,” an amazing 8-part story written by James Robinson (JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, HAWKMAN, STARMAN) crossing over with DETECTIVE COMICS! The hunt for Harvey Dent is on – but how do you catch a man who now knows more about Gotham than Batman? Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne must make a serious decision about the future of Tim Drake.

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #203

Written by Christos N. Gage

Art by Ron Wagner & Bill Reinhold

Cover by Ariel Olivetti

Concluding the 3-part “Cold Case” by Law & Order: SVU writer Christos N. Gage! Can Batman clear his father’s name? Thomas Wayne’s reputation may be destroyed unless the Dark Knight can prove his father wasn’t a serial killer – and find the real murderer!

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


BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #204

Written by Justin Gray

Art by Steven Cummings

Cover by Gary Erskine

Part 1 of the 3-part “Madmen of Gotham,” written by Justin Gray (JONAH HEX) with art by Steven Cummings (DEADSHOT)! What is the secret from Gotham City’s past that’s driving its population insane today? Can Batman stop the madness, or will he succumb as well?

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


ROBIN #149

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Karl Kerschl & Wayne Faucher

Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

“Robin: Boy Wanted” continues as the Teen Titan must break into a police station to uncover evidence that may – or may not – clear him of killing one of Batman’s allies.

On sale April 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


NIGHTWING #119

Written by Bruce Jones

Art by Joe Dodd & Bit

Cover by Jock

The streets of New York have never seen anything like the war raging between twin super-powered crime lords and…twin Nightwings?

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


CATWOMAN #54

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

The jarring changes to Selina Kyle’s life unveiled last issue give Holly a nasty turn as Catwoman attempts to restore order in the East End. And as secrets from the last year are revealed, Selina has her hands full with the individual who’s become the most important person in her life.

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: SECRETS #2

Written by Sam Kieth

Art and cover by Kieth

The 5-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Sam Kieth (SCRATCH, THE MAXX) continues! After the Joker commits a heinous crime, he attempts to frame Batman in the court of public opinion. And while the media hover like vultures, ready to convict before all the facts are in, more secrets from long ago are revealed!

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

BATMAN: YEAR ONE HUNDRED #3

Written by Paul Pope

Art and cover by Pope

Paul Pope’s mystery series set in 2039 continues! A forgotten legend from the past is again loosed on the streets of Gotham. Amid grisly murder and government conspiracy, Detective Gordon tries to solve the deadliest of mysteries: Who is the man behind Batman’s mask?

On sale April 12 o 3 of 4 o Prestige Format o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US


BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #9

Written by Andrew Helfer

Art by Tan Eng Huat

Cover by Pat Lee

While investigating the recent arsons in Gotham, Batman uncovers a thread connecting all the fires. But following that thread could lead to even more dangerous revelations!

On sale April 26 o 9 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #6

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Wagner

The spine-tingling, extra-sized conclusion of Matt Wagner’s 6-part miniseries! Hugo Strange and his cadre of freakish henchmen descend on The Roman’s crew of ruthless mobsters. Can Batman rescue the woman he loves from the bloody carnage?

On sale April 5 o 6 of 6 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US


SUPERMAN: COVER TO COVER HC

Written by various

Art by Joe Shuster, Neal Adams, Curt Swan, Dave Johnson, Tim Bradstreet, Mike Wieringo, Alex Ross, Jim Lee, Michael Turner, Tim Sale, Gil Kane, Ed McGuinness and more

Cover by Various

In the tradition established by the spectacular BATMAN: COVER TO COVER HC, DC Comics proudly presents over 270 of the greatest Superman comic covers of all time, showcasing the World’s Greatest Super-Hero! The artistic development and image of the Man of Steel unfolds over decades of interpretations by the greatest creators in comic-book history.

Special features include a look at the evolution of the Superman S-shield, Superman’s fight for social justice, and Superman covers from around the world. Plus, acclaimed writers and artists pick their favorite Superman covers and explain their significance. Contributors include Grant Morrison, Jeph Loeb, Mark Verheiden, Mark Waid, Elliot S. Maggin, Murphy Anderson, Al Plastino, Jim Mooney and Nick Cardy. Also picking their favorites are Superman Returns director Bryan Singer, new Superman actor Brandon Routh, Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner, and TV’s first Jimmy Olsen, Jack Larson.

A must-have for all pop-culture, graphic design, comic-book and Superman fans, SUPERMAN: COVER TO COVER is the definitive guide to the most memorable comic covers of all time!

Advance-solicited; on sale June 7 o 240 pg, FC, $39.99 US


SUPERMAN #651

Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

Don’t miss Part 3 of the 8-part “Up, Up and Away,” written by Kurt Busiek (SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, JLA/AVENGERS) & Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS, TEEN TITANS) with eye-popping art by Pete Woods (CATWOMAN) and covers by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN)!

This issue features guest stars galore, including Supergirl, The Prankster, Lex Luthor, the all-new Flea Circus and more as the Man of Steel mulls over an incredible offer – with incredible ramifications – from Green Lantern. Meanwhile, the Flea Circus breaks one of Superman’s deadliest villains out of prison while another threat from his rogues gallery forms an unlikely alliance!

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


ACTION COMICS #838

Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

Part 4 of the 8-part “Up, Up and Away” reveals secrets from the past as well as the present! Neutron and Radion strike, Luthor’s scheme is unveiled, and a mystery from space rears its ugly head!

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN #26

Written by Sam Loeb with Jeph Loeb, Allan Heinberg,

Joss Whedon, Joe Kelly, Brad Meltzer, Mark Verheiden, Brian K. Vaughan, Geoff Johns, Joe Casey and Paul Levitz

Art by John Cassaday, Joe Madureira, Jeff Matsuda, Ian Churchill, Ed McGuinness, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Tim Sale, Arthur Adams, Joyce Chin, Mike Kunkel, Duncan Rouleau, Carlos Pacheco, Michael Turner and Pat Lee

Cover by Michael Turner

At the height of INFINITE CRISIS, Robin and Superboy team up for a story that’s not to be missed! Written by Sam Loeb and some of the best writers in comics today, this issue was completed by Sam’s artist and writer friends – a veritable Who’s Who of modern comics, including Jim Lee, Mike Turner, Geoff Johns, Joss Whedon, Brad Meltzer, Ed McGuinness and many more! This issue also features a bonus SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS short story by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale! Don’t miss this special

extra-sized issue!

On sale April 19 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


SUPERGIRL #7

Written by Greg Rucka

Art and cover by Ian Churchill

It’s one year later…and Kara and Power Girl have become the dynamic duo of the bottle city of Kandor as the new Flamebird and Nightwing! Don’t miss the debut of new series writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, THE OMAC PROJECT) and artist Ian Churchill! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale April 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 1 TP

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

From Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artists Jim Lee & Scott Williams (BATMAN: HUSH) comes this volume collecting the first half

of “For Tomorrow,” originally presented in SUPERMAN #204-209!

A cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected – not even Superman!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 3 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US


SUPERMAN VS. LEX LUTHOR TP

Written and illustrated by various

Cover by various

DC presents several of the best comics stories featuring Superman battling his arch-nemesis! Witness the various incarnations of Luthor in stories from ACTION COMICS #23, #544, ADVENTURE COMICS #271, SUPERBOY #86, SUPERMAN (vol. 1) #90, #164, #292, #416, MAN OF STEEL #4, SUPERMAN (vol. 2) #9, #131 and SUPERMAN: LEX 2000!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 31 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US


SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER TP

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Josh Middleton

Witness the first meeting of The Last Son of Krypton and Earth’s Mightiest Mortal in this thrilling collection of the stylish 4-issue miniseries! While Superman must stop members of a cult from stealing an ancient artifact from the Metropolis Natural History Museum, Captain Marvel must defeat giant robots rampaging through Fawcett City!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US


SUPERMAN: STRANGE ATTRACTORS TP

Written by Gail Simone, Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art by John Byrne & Nelson Cover by Byrne

Legendary creator John Byrne returns to pencil the adventures of the Man of Steel, in action-filled tales written by Gail Simone! This volume collects ACTION COMICS #827-828 and #830-835, in which Superman squares off against Dr. Polaris, Dr. Psycho, Black Adam, Satanus, Livewire and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 17 o 112 pg, FC, $12.99 US


INFINITE CRISIS #7

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning

Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez

The awe-inspiring conclusion to the miniseries event of the year! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (approximately 50%) and Pérez (approximately 50%). For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces Section of Previews.

On sale April 19 o 7 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


VILLAINS UNITED: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Dale Eaglesham & Art Thibert

Cover by Karl Kerschl

Ripped from the pages of Infinite Crisis! The Society has orchestrated one of the biggest acts of terror the world has ever seen – a global prison break. But when all of Earth’s mightiest heroes are missing in action, who will be there to stop the tide of evil that threatens to engulf the entire planet?

On sale April 26 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US


AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #41

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art and cover by Butch Guice

Variant cover by Ian Churchill

In Part 2 of the 6-part “Once and Future,” the new Aquaman begins the hunt for his missing father and fights a savage duel against an Atlantean warrior over his alliance with the much-feared King Shark! Also, the fate of Atlantis is revealed as Aquaman encounters a band of Atlanteans led by Mera! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with 2 covers by Guice and Churchill. Please see the order form for details.

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


BIRDS OF PREY #93

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Paulo Siqueira & Robin Riggs

Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson

One of the newest Birds of Prey introduces her own brand of vengeance to the Society – as time runs out for the defector they’re determined to reclaim and kill!

On sale April 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BLOOD OF THE DEMON #14

Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer

Art by Byrne & Dan Green

Cover by Byrne

The breaking of Etrigan continues, as the Lord of the Damned introduces a female demon to torment his captive – one who is a far greater threat than even he!

On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BLUE BEETLE #2

Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers

Art and cover by Cully Hamner

The exciting new series written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers with art by Cully Hamner continues! The new Beetle had enough to deal with in the increasingly strange and dangerous days following the Scarab’s appearance. Now he’s made his way home from the Infinite Crisis to discover a totally changed world!

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 4 TP

Written by Elliot S. Maggin, E. Nelson Bridwell, Martin Pasko and Paul Levitz

Art by Dick Dillin and Frank McLaughlin Cover by Alex Ross

Collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #122-124, #135-137 and #147-148! In this latest collection of team-ups, meet the heroes of Earth-S, led by the Earth’s Mightiest Mortal, Captain Marvel, as well as the Legion of Super-Heroes!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 3 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US


CHECKMATE #1

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Jesus Saiz

Cover by Lee Bermejo

Checkmate holds the line. Cross it – and they’ll take you off the board. Permanently.

In this thrilling new ongoing series, the team behind the blockbuster OMAC PROJECT – writer Greg Rucka & artist Jesus Saiz – returns with a different spy agency for a different world. Infinite Crisis has changed the DCU, and Checkmate has shaped its hard-learned lessons into a new game plan.

In Checkmate, it’s all about the balance of power. Between Black and White; between human and metahuman; and between the familiar faces who have become its new Kings and Queens. It’s also about the propaganda wars, black ops combat, and political manuevering that fuel Checkmate’s critical missions – missions that take a grueling toll on the agents’ day-to-day lives.

First, however, they must prove their right to exist – to the U.N. And they only have hours to do it in this breathtaking first issue! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale April 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joan Hilty


CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #1-2

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Dan Jurgens & Palmiotti

Cover by Daniel Acuña

The after-effects of INFINITE CRISIS begin to impact the DCU starting in CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE BATTLE FOR BLÜDHAVEN, a 6-issue miniseries written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (HAWKMAN) with art by Dan Jurgens (SUPERMAN ) & Palmiotti and covers by Daniel Acuña (JLA CLASSIFIED) shipping twice monthly beginning in April!

For more information, please see the February Previews catalogue!

Issue #1 on sale April 12; issue #2 on sale April 26 o 1 and 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Tom Palmer Jr.


FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #24

Written by Stuart Moore

Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne

Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Firestorm struggles to hold his life together, while Firehawk battles the ice-queen called Killer Frost! But what does Frost want – and who is her mysterious new partner? Plus, the mystery of the disappearance of Professor Stein deepens!

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


THE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC

Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox

Art and cover by Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella

THE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 4 reprints issues #125-132 of THE FLASH (1961-1962), faithfully recolored and restored to their original glory. This volume follows the Fastest Man Alive as he zips through adventures around the world, and features an introduction by longtime comics writer and former FLASH editor Mike W. Barr.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o 216 pg, FC, $49.99 US


GREEN ARROW #61

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Ollie Queen’s first days in office as mayor of Star City aren’t going to be easy. The uphill battle of saving the town from criminals and shady corporations is hard enough, and now Deathstroke’s shown up…and he’s got Green Arrow in his sights! It’s the rematch you’ve been waiting for since Identity Crisis!

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


GREEN LANTERN #11

Written by Geoff Johns Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos

Cover by Simone Bianchi

“Revenge of the Green Lanterns” continues! Hal Jordan once left his fellow Lanterns for dead. Now he’s discovered they’re alive, and he’ll do anything to rescue them from their horrible prison. But what heroes have begun to distrust Jordan? And what are they planning to do about it?

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


HAWKGIRL #51

Written by Walter Simonson

Art and cover by Howard Chaykin

Life isn’t the same for Hawkgirl now that Hawkman isn’t around. Strange things keep happening in her civilian life – is it all just part of a dream, or has she awakened an ancient horror deep beneath the walls of the St. Roch museum?

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


HAWKMAN: GOLDEN EAGLE TP

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray

Art by Joe Bennett, Dale Eaglesham, Steve Sadowski and others

Cover by Joe Bennett and Ruy José

A stunning new collection featuring HAWKMAN #37-45! Madness and mayhem plague Hawkman and Hawkgirl as they battle an alliance of adversaries from the past! But it is that startling return of Golden Eagle that sends the greatest shockwaves through Hawkman’s life!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o 208 pg, FC, $17.99 US


ION #1

Written by Ron Marz

Art by Greg Tocchini

Cover by Ivan Reis

Following the events of INFINITE CRISIS and the RANN/THANAGAR WAR SPECIAL, writer Ron Marz (GREEN LANTERN) returns to the character he created, giving Kyle Rayner an entirely new lease on life in a new ongoing series with art by rising star Greg Tocchini (1602: New World, Thor: Son of Asgard)! A distraught Kyle Rayner has emerged one year later, transformed with abilities that may surpass those of any Green Lantern ever. So beware his power…because his might may not be on the side of right. For a signed edition, see Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale April 26 o 1 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Eddie Berganza


HARD TIME SEASON TWO #5

Written by Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes

Art by Brian Hurtt & Steve Bird

Cover by Hurtt

Ethan’s allies may have a way to help him out of his so-called life. But when Cutter gets welcomed to prison life the hard way, Ethan is caught in the fallout, which could make their efforts meaningless.

On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS HAUNTED TANK VOL. 1 TP

Written by Robert Kanigher

Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Irv Novick, Jerry Grandenetti, and Jack Abel Cover by Joe Kubert

One of the most unusual concepts in war comics gets the Showcase treatment in this volume collecting stories from G.I. COMBAT #87-119, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #52 and OUR ARMY AT WAR #155! The ghost of a Confederate general returns to protect to his namesake, commander of a tank in North Africa in WWII.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 17 o 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US


JONAH HEX #6

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Luke Ross

Cover by Brian Bolland

The world’s ugliest bounty hunter faces off against the deadliest combination known to mankind: nuns with guns!

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


AMAZING ADVENTURES OF THE JLA

Written by Christopher Priest, Scott Beatty, Rick Veitch and Mark Millar

Art by Eric Battle, Scot Eaton, Darryl Banks, Chris Jones, Mike McKone, Gary Frank and various

Cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen

Don’t miss this special 48-page book originally included with DC Direct’s JLA ACTION FIGURE BOXED SET. Includes stories from JLA 80-PAGE GIANT #1, JLA SECRET FILES #3 and JLA #77, and more!

On sale April 5 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US


JUSTICE #5

Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross

Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross

Cover by Ross

The bimonthly miniseries by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithwaite continues! The conspiracy of villains has found a way to use Superman’s powers against him. He’s beyond control and there’s only one solution – which may kill him!

On sale April 19 o 5 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US


JLA CLASSIFIED #20 & 21

Written by Gail Simone

Art by José Luis García-López & Dan Green

Cover by Garcia-Lopez

The 6-part story “The Hypothetical Woman” concludes! In Part 5, the JLA faces off against the Hypotheticals, a team of villains engineered by General Tuzik to counter each member of the League. But in the heat of the moment, will a member of the JLA be forced to take a life in order to save millions?

And in the action-packed conclusion, it’s the final stand for General Tuzik, and he has pulled out all the stops to defeat the JLA!

Issue #20 on sale April 12; issue #21 on sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JLA: WORLD WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE TP

Written by Bob Harras

Art by Tom Derenick & Dan Green

Cover by Daniel Acuña

A thrilling new collection reprinting JLA #120-125! Batman dissolved the JLA in the wake of the revelation that some members had resorted to tampering with the minds of not only their villainous opponents but even the Dark Knight himself. But that doesn’t change the need for heroes…and an obsessed Green Arrow desperately attempts to hold the beleaguered team together as innocent people begin dying. And all clues lead to an old JLA foe, one dangerous enough to take them down…one by one. When the adventure ends, the JLA may never unite again!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 31 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US


JSA #84

Written by Paul Levitz

Art by Rags Morales, Dave Meikis and Luke Ross

Cover by George Pérez

The new story by Paul Levitz, Rags Morales, Dave Meikis and Luke Ross continues! The JSA’s darkest secrets are laid bare by one of their most mysterious enemies as the battle is brought to the team’s front door!

On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JSA CLASSIFIED #11

Written by Stuart Moore

Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti

Part 2 of 4-part “The Fall and Rise of Vandal Savage!” Vandal Savage sets in motion his plan to destroy Alan Scott. His scheme might get a bit more complicated when an unexpected friend from the past arrives to help the Golden Age Green Lantern!

On sale April 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


MANHUNTER #21

Written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco

Cover by Jesus Saiz

How will the JSA deal with their family connection to Manhunter?

On sale April 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


OUTSIDERS #35

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert

Cover by Daniel Acuña

The team holds onto their deep cover as they fire up a rebellion against a brutal regime – but the dictator’s got his own super-speedy secret weapon!

On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SOLO #10

Written by Damion Scott, Rob Markmam

and Jennifer Carcano

Art and cover by Scott

Fan favorite artist Damion Scott (BATGIRL, ROBIN) kicks into DC’s cutting-edge series SOLO! This issue features five stories drawn and co-written by Damion, including a race between The Flash and Mr. Death, a day in the life of Superman, and a night on patrol in Gotham City with Robin and Batgirl!

On sale April 26 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US


SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #17

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray

Cover by Kitson

Learn more about the newest member of the Legion as the team tries to come to terms with the identity of this powerhouse blonde from the 21st century!

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 2: DEATH OF A DREAM TP

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Barry Kitson, Kevin Sharpe, Georges Jeanty, Dale Eaglesham, Ken Lashey and various Cover by Kitson

A new volume collecting LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7-13! As the team suffers infighting, the dream of a United Planets dissolves into hopelessness. Only a brawl between the Legion and the agents of Terror Firma can halt the coming invasion – but it’s not without a great sacrifice!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 24 o 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US


SEVEN SOLDIERS #1

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by J.H. Williams III

Does the debut of an incredible new superteam begin here…or is this the end of the line for the most bizarre group of heroes ever known? Fresh from their hit miniseries, seven unique and unlikely soldiers must join forces to save humanity from its own future! The only catch? They can never meet!

Klarion, Zatanna, The Manhattan Guardian, Bulleteer, Mister Miracle, Frankenstein and The Shining Knight return for the epic conclusion to the Seven Soldiers mega-series, as the apocalyptic threat of the Sheeda intensifies to a terrifying, unexpected climax.

Which of the Seven Soldiers will betray the others? Which two will cross paths? Who will find love at the end of the world? Who will change forever? Who will face the ultimate villain? And which Soldier will die?

For all the answers, and much, much more, don’t miss SEVEN SOLDIERS #1!

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


SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 3 TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Pasqual Ferry, Ryan Sook, Frazer Irving, Yanick Paquette, Doug Mahnke, Billy Dallas Patton, Mick Gray, and Michael Bair

Cover by Paquette & Bair

The brilliant mind of Grant Morrison (THE INVISIBLES, JLA, ANIMAL MAN, DOOM PATROL, New X-Men) is showcased once again as his most groundbreaking and ambitious project yet continues! This third volume in the series collects SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #1-2, SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCHBOY #4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER #1-2, and SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #1.

Independently, each of these characters is featured in a story

arc of their own that redefines their purpose in the DCU. But their stories also interweave with the other Soldiers’ tales, telling a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. Together these reluctant champions must arise and somehow work together to save the world…without ever meeting one another!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 31 o 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US


TEEN TITANS #35

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope

Part 2 of “The New Teen Titans!” In an attempt to expose the insidious plans of the Brotherhood of Evil, a new member may sacrifice his or her life! Meanwhile, a strange romance begins to blossom and the secret below Titans Tower deepens. Plus, wait until you see which former Titans are involved with the new Doom Patrol – and why!

On sale April 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY #4

Written by Joe Kubert

Art and cover by Kubert

On the road to Riga, Rock and Easy Co. bear witness to the horrific truths at the heart of WWII. Then, pushing forward with their package, the men of Easy are given further responsibility: a newborn child. That innocent life leads them into their fiercest battle yet – will it lead them to their deaths as well?

On sale April 19 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE WARLORD #3

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Bart Sears

The action-packed sword-and-sorcery adventure continues! Terry and Alexa try to track down Travis Morgan in the new world they’ve entered, but Travis has problems of his own…an entire country is convinced that only he can deliver them from oppression and tyranny!

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #20

Written by Paul Storrie

Art by Rick Burchett

Cover by Ty Templeton

Mary Marvel is feeling a little overwhelmed at the Justice League Watchtower, so Supergirl decides to take her out to watch an actual League mission. But when that mission goes bad, and Wonder Woman’s strike team finds itself on the verge of defeat, does Mary have what it takes to step up and save the day?

On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


THE BATMAN STRIKES! #20

Written by Bill Matheny

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Dave McCaig

When Firefly and Mr. Freeze put Batman on ice – literally – it’s up to Batgirl to save the day in her first solo adventure!

On sale April 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


TEEN TITANS GO! #30

Written by J. Torres

Art by Scott Iwahashi & Francisco Herrera

Cover by Sean Galloway

What’s better than one Teen Titans Go story? How about two of ’em? This special double feature starts with Speedy and Aqualad going toe-to-tentacle with a nasty sea monster. Then it’s up to Cyborg and Beast Boy to put a stop to Dr. Light before he gets his hands on Cy’s power batteries!

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #20

Written by Robbie Busch and John Rozum

Art by Joel Dickie and Angus Bungay

Cover by Robert Pope

The Powerpuff Girls face a menace that’s grown out of control and has entwined Townsville! Plus, rain, rain, go away, or else Ed will make them play!

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


SCOOBY-DOO #107

Written by Alex Simmons and Scott Peterson

Art by Robery Pope, Scott McRae, Joe Staton and Jeff Albrecht

Cover by Staton

The Mystery, Inc. gang must learn why teenaged secret agent JZ Bang is being chased by ghouls and goblins instead of sneaks and spies! Plus, the Mystery Machine breaks down in front of a creepy old house, and Shaggy and Scooby discover the dangers of a haunted fruit stand.

On sale April 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


LOONEY TUNES #137

Written by Jesse Leon McCann, Earl Kress, and Frank Strom

Art by Leo Batic, Dave Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Horacio Ottolini, Mike DeCarlo and Ruben Torreiro

Cover by Carzon and Torreiro.

Bugs has decided Albuquerque’s his destiny! But Yosemite Sam has something to say about that. Plus, Porky’s an archaeologist, but Sylvester’s only digging up trouble!

On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI #3

Written by Abby Denson, J. Torres, Sean Carolan and Jennifer Moore

Art by Phil Moy, Chris Cook and Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Phil Moy

The 3-issue miniseries concludes with a bang! Ami’s such an innocent tourist that it’s no wonder Yumi’s worried about their upcoming trip to Mars! Plus, is there anything Kaz can be good at? The girls will help him find out!

On sale April 12 o 3 of 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #465

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Don’t be an April Fool – buy this yuk-packed ish of the funniest thing since sliced bread (assuming you think sliced bread is funny).

On sale April 5 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD KIDS #3

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

The brand-new magazine for kids 8 to 10 years old continues! Don’t miss fun-filled games, puzzles, interviews, posters and lots of laughs – plus the all-new adventures of Spy vs. Spy Jr.

On sale April 12 o 64 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US


VS. (VERSUS) VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada

CMX. Kicking off a dramatic new CMX series! Sometimes it takes a person who has shared your dream to make it come true. For Reiji, a gifted violinist with no formal training, success may be the key to escaping from his miserable home life. Mitsuko was also a prodigy until an accident left her unable to play. Now she is going to help Reiji achieve the goal she could never attain. Passions and rivalries play out against the backdrop of the music world, while Reiji’s family background provides intense, emotional drama.

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


THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Mitsuba Takanashi

CMX. Don’t miss the latest volume of the series from the creator of Crimson Hero! Teenaged Kayano continues to search for solace in her complex relationship with Takeru, the bad-boy son of her mother’s fiancé, the school principal. But as they get ready to spend time together, the clouds roll in – and it seems the dark forecast isn’t restricted to the weather.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 17 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


MUSASHI #9 VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi

CMX. Surviving life as a teenaged girl can be stressful enough without also being a secret agent responsible for saving the world! One of the best-selling manga in Japan, MUSASHI #9 continues its American run in this exhilarating series as a deadly virus and the glamour of Hollywood define the extremes of Nine’s latest exploits.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


GALS! VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Mihona Fujii

CMX. Join the coolest girls on Earth – and the inspiration for the hit anime SuperGals! – for more hyperactivity, romantic entanglements and, of course, shopping! With the holiday season approaching, it would seem the Gal pals have plenty to keep them busy, and that’s before a monkey escapes on Christmas Eve!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 17 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


TESTAROTHO VOl. 4

Written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe

CMX. The action reaches fever pitch in this pulse-pounding final volume! When Materia’s top leaders are captured by Arsenal assassins, it’s up to Leonedus to stand against his former masters. The trail of blood Leonedus has left in his life runs deep – can he continue to kill now that he’s found his conscience?

Advance-solicited; on sale May 3 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 202 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS


TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Saki Hiwatari

CMX. Get hooked on this hypnotic series from the legendary creator of Please Save My Earth! Takeru Matsuyuki always longed for his life to be more like his beloved fantasy role-playing games. But when fantasy becomes reality, every choice you make affects the outcome. Takeru has finally confessed his love to Ichigo. And although she likes what she hears, she still has feelings for her old boyfriend…who happens to be dating Takeru’s old girlfriend Miyabi. But could Miyabi be using him just to make Takeru jealous? Any one of their next moves could lead to heartbreak.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 3 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 4

Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima

CMX. As Magicians battle for control of Earth, one teenaged boy could decide the fate of the planet! After Carno’s family is killed in mystical combat, he is raised by the mysterious Rosellette and becomes a powerful force in the war for dominance. Carno’s attack on the unsuspecting Shikishima comes to a surprising conclusion on the steps of a mysterious Shinto temple in the suburbs of Japan. Meanwhile, the vicious and insatiable Devils continue their relentless hunt for the unassuming but supernaturally gifted Shikishima. Will something – or someone – be able to intervene in time? Follow this continuous battle between good and evil by the creator of Planet Ladder.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 24 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS


EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

Cover by Tony Harris

The superstar art team of Chris Sprouse & Karl Story (Tom Strong, Ocean) joins writer Brian K. Vaughan for an all-new, 2-part adventure from Mayor Mitchell Hundred’s super-heroic past! At long last, the origin of Jack Pherson, the Great Machine’s mysterious archenemy, is finally revealed in this perfect introduction for readers new to the world of Ex Machina.

On sale April 19 o 1 of 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


THE AMERICAN WAY #3

Written by John Ridley

Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story

The New American makes his debut, and America welcomes its new hero! But his identity is kept secret, since Wes isn’t sure the American public is ready for an African-American hero. Plus, a brutal crime is committed by someone in the ranks of the C.D.C. – and it will change everything.

On sale April 26 o 3 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ALBION #4

Plotted by Alan Moore

Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion

Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman

Cover by Dave Gibbons

Penny is determined to rescue her father, and her new allies are almost convinced that it’s worth the risk. But will the prisoners of The Castle be waiting when their small band arrives? Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale April 12 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE AUTHORITY: THE MAGNIFICENT KEVIN TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Carlos Ezquerra

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Collecting the 5-issue miniseries by Garth Ennis & Carlos Ezquerra revisiting an AUTHORITY favorite: Kev! The Boss has another lethal mission for Kev involving his least-favorite allies – the Authority – and it will lead Kev down the darkest path of his life!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 3 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US


CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #7

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope

Cover by Dale Keown

Distraught over his worsening condition, Captain Atom uses his draining power to look into the future…and what he sees will put him on a collision course with the Authority! And when Nikola loses control of the Void powers, will anything be able to contain this meltdown?

On sale April 12 o 7 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


RED SONJA/CLAW THE UNCONQUERED: THE DEVIL’S HANDS #2

Written by John Layman

Art by Andy Smith

Cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto

Variant cover by Jim Lee

Get ready for more fantasy action as the red-hot miniseries continues with an issue featuring covers by Jim Lee and Gabrielle Dell’Otto! Red Sonja and Claw, two legendary warriors of a long-ago era, take refuge in a town just outside the walls of an enemy’s castle. Betrayed, the two come under siege from the minions of an evil sorcerer from Red Sonja’s past, who may also have clues to Claw’s unbearable curse and how to end it! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Gabrielle Dell’Otto and Jim Lee. Please see the order form for details. Co-published wih Dynamite Entertainment.

On sale April 19 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SKYE RUNNER #1

Written by Allen Warner

Art by Alé Garza & Richard Friend

Cover by Garza & Friend

Variant cover by Jim Lee

Writer Allen Warner and artist Alé Garza (NINJA BOY) reunite for SKYE RUNNER, an exciting new series blending elements of fantasy and super-hero action!

Skye is a beautiful young woman – and the deceased king’s daughter – who always dreamed of becoming a knight. Unfortunately, she had to settle for being a Runner – until the day her life turned upside-down and magical fate changed her destiny forever! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with 2 covers by Garza & Friend and Jim Lee. See order form for details.

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Edited by Ben Abernathy

TEAM ZERO #5

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Sandra Hope

Bullets fly as Team Zero engages Soviet forces! Can seven men stand against the armored might of the Red Army? Can they possibly complete their mission while fighting a war?

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


THUNDERBOLT JAXON #3

Written by Dave Gibbons

Art by John Higgins

Cover by Gibbons

As Jack deals with the consequences of his new magical powers, one of the elder gods tries to relieve him of them. Plus, answers are revealed about the gods – and how they found their way to this mortal plane!

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


WILDCATS: NEMESIS #8

Written by Robbie Morrison

Art by Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues & Matt Banning

Cover by Caldwell & Banning

Nemesis and Zealot take the battle to Raven’s flagship, while Majestic and the Wildcats make a last stand against the Brotherhood’s superhuman army! Can they achieve victory over

the Bladesmen without killing Kara?

On sale April 12 o 8 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MAJESTIC #16

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art and cover by Neil Googe

To the save his adopted homeworld, Earth, and his daughter, Majestic must fight the duel of his life against the most lethal of Khera’s warrior sons. Weakened and dying, can he prevail? And can he prevent the other parties from turning the situation to their own ends?

On sale April 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BITE CLUB: VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT #1

Written by Howard Chaykin &

David Tischman

Art by David Hahn

Cover by Frank Quitely

Sex, violence and black humor are served up super-size when Miami’s Vampire Crime Unit investigates the murder of a drug-addicted stripper in BITE CLUB: VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT, the follow-up miniseries to the critically acclaimed, top-selling BITE CLUB, written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman with art by David Hahn and provocative covers by Frank Quitely.

The characters who survived BITE CLUB are back, playing cops and mobsters in a gritty, Vampire procedural that opens the vein of Miami vice – and proves the police blotter is a Rorschach test for self-mutilation, power exchange, money and revenge. The elite squad of cops has plenty of problems, including a wide-eyed rookie with a hot-on for the ferociously depraved Risa Del Toro – female Godfather of Miami’s toughest crime family – who just happens to be the prime suspect at the scene of the crime.

“(BITE CLUB is)…a lively, entertaining read.” -Vampirella Magazine

On sale April 19 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Shelly Bond


AMERICAN VIRGIN #2

Written by Steven T. Seagle

Art by Becky Cloonan

Cover by Frank Quitely

The arresting new Vertigo venture into sex and death continues with Part 2 of the premier storyline “Head” by writer Steven T. Seagle and artist Becky Cloonan.

Adam Chamberlain – America’s poster boy for living sex-free until marriage – is about to take his show on the road to the Dark Continent. But what could drive a Christian youth minister to leave it all behind and head out into the spiritually uncharted territories of southern Africa? Bullets, hit men, parents, paparazzi, pornography, and the voice of God…for starters.

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


100 BULLETS #71

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

Agent Graves is up to his old tricks again, delivering the notorious attaché and a road map for revenge to a set of Midwestern brothers. But what is it about this particular deadly delivery that has the remaining members of The Trust taking notice?

On sale April 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS


DMZ #6

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Wood & Riccardo Burchielli

Cover by Wood

Part 1 of the 5-part “Body of a Journalist.” With his star power as a wartime reporter on the rise both within and outside the DMZ, Matty soon lands the break of a lifetime: an interview with the infamous leaders of the Free Armies.

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


THE EXTERMINATORS #4

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Tony Moore

Cover by Philip Bond

Part 4 of the 5-part “Bug Brothers.” In spite of Henry’s efforts to poison them, the roaches in the Perez apartment multiply faster than any exterminator can wipe them out. Henry is left with no choice but to make a daring, bug-defying rescue.

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


FABLES #48

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha

Cover by James Jean

Part 1 of the new 2-part story “Wolves.” Here’s the problem: Some time ago, in a bit of a snit, Bigby Wolf packed a bag and left the Fables series. Walked right out! But he’s still under contract, so we sent Mowgli, of Jungle Book fame, to find him. It makes sense, right? Mowg is a terrific hunter, and he was raised by wolves. Send a wolf to catch a wolf, right? And in his world-spanning travels to track down Bigby, Mowg encounters all sorts of other wolves. In short, this story’s all about wolves. Which you might have guessed

if you read the story title.

On sale April 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER #219

Written by Denise Mina

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Greg Lauren

Part 4 of the 7-part story “Empathy is the Enemy,” written by acclaimed author Denise Mina. John Constantine and his new acquaintance, Chris Cole, arrive in Glasgow, hoping to get answers from the mysterious Steve Evans as to why they were summoned to Scotland in the first place. But after a quick visit to Cole’s apartment, Constantine soon realizes that he’s caught in a trap.

On sale April 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS


LOVELESS VOL. 1: A KIN OF HOMECOMING TP

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin

Don’t miss this collection featuring issues #1-5 of the Western series for a new millennium created by Eisner award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS). With HELLBLAZER artist Marcelo Frusin, Azzarello tells the tough-as-nails saga of Wes Cutter, combining all the bloody action and atmosphere of a Sergio Leone film with the provocative storytelling of HBO’s Deadwood.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 24 o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS


LOVELESS #7

Written by Brian Azzarello

Guest art by Danijel Zezelj

Cover by Marcelo Frusin

The story of Ruth Cutter-Wes’s wife and partner in crime-is not a glamorous one. But then again, very few women living during the Civil War or reconstruction had it very easy. In this stand-alone issue, Ruth’s secrets are revealed, showing the brutality of the era, and memories that haunt her.

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


LUCIFER #73

Written by Mike Carey

Guest art by Dean Ormston

Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

When a hidden power defies the will of God, Heaven must appoint an agent to handle the situation: someone who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty; someone whose ruthlessness is equalled only by his raw power; someone… expendable.

On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS


SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 4: THE SCORPION TP

Written by Matt Wagner & Steven T. Seagle

Art by Guy Davis

Cover by Gavin Wilson & Richard Bruning

Collecting issues #17-20 of writer Matt Wagner’s the acclaimed reimagination of the original Sandman. With THE SCORPION, writers Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle continue to breathe rich new life into pulp genre conventions.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 3 o 104 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS


SWAMP THING #26

Written by Josh Dysart

Guest art by Jock

Cover by Eric Powell

Hot off The Losers, fan-favorite Jock illustrates a special stand-alone story. Over the years, Swamp Thing has been accountable for many casualties in the swamp. But when he’s found responsible for one particular death, Swamp Thing himself might find his own actions unforgivable.

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


TESTAMENT #5

Written by Douglas Rushkoff

Art and cover by Liam Sharp

Concluding the controversial first story arc. While Abraham dispatches the giants with his spear, Alan Stern must rely on more high-tech methods to destroy the deadly demolition robots. But the Pharaohs past and present will not take this defeat lying down.

On sale April 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


Y: THE LAST MAN #44

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Pia Guerra & José Marzan Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

The epic “Kimono Dragons” story arc continues! Hot on the trail of Ampersand the monkey, Agent 355 and Yorick make a startling discovery in Tokyo, while Dr. Mann and her new girlfriend are confronted by a figure from the doctor’s past.

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


Y: THE LAST MAN – PAPER DOLLS TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka

and José Marzan Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

The saga of Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth, continues in PAPER DOLLS, collecting issues #37-42 of writer Brian K. Vaughan’s and artist Pia Guerra’s hit Vertigo series. In addition to catching up on the adventures of Yorick’s monkey Ampersand (whose body holds the key to stopping the male-killing plague) and telling the origin of Agent 355, PAPER DOLLS chronicles the search for Yorick’s fiancée Beth in Australia – a search that yields a large dose of unwanted publicity for the Last Man and deadly consequences for those he cares for!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 17 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

INFINITE CRISIS SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

Features multiple points of articulation, character specific accessories and display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 20 o Action Figures o PI






MONGUL 9″ H

OMAC 7.25″ H

ALEXANDER LUTHOR 6.5″ H

EARTH-PRIME SUPERBOY 6.125″ H

POWER GIRL 6.25″ H

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 4: Action Figures

Features multiple points of articulation, character specific accessories and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister

Advance-solicited; on sale September 6 o Action Figures o PI






SHAZAM! 7.25″ H

BLACK ADAM 7.25″ H

HAWKMAN 7.5″ H

ZATANNA 6.75″ H

SOLOMON GRUNDY 8″ H


WONDER WOMAN AND SERPENTS MINI-STATUE

Advance-solicited; on sale September 13 o Mini-Statue o $59.99 US

Designed by Adam Hughes

Sculpted by Tim Bruckner

Based on the original statue, renowned artist Adam Hughes’ groundbreaking rendition of Wonder Woman is transformed into spectacular sculpted form! Designed with the intensity and beauty only Hughes can deliver and sculpted by Tim Bruckner, the Amazon Warrior defends herself in battle against unpredictable adversaries. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini statue measures approximately 6.5″ high x 4.25″ wide x 6.5″ deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: SUPERGIRL BUST

Advance-solicited; on sale September 20 o Bust o $45.00 US

Designed by Adam Hughes

Sculpted by John G. Mathews

Continuing the stunning line of WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE busts! Supergirl is a force for good – an earth-bound angel on a mission to protect mankind from every form of evil. This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5″ tall x 2.5″ wide x 2.5″ deep, and is packaged in a four-color box.


TWO-FACE 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

Advance-solicited; on sale September 27 o Collector Figure o $59.99

His every action decided by the flip of a coin, Two-Face is one of Batman’s most unpredictable and popular foes. As the newest edition to DC Direct’s realistically proportioned 1:6 scale figures, the former D.A. and criminal mastermind comes alive! This deluxe collector figure includes a set of interchangeable hands, a signature metal coin, and a display stand. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

A GORGEOUSLY ILLUSTRATED POSTER FROM ONE OF VERTIGO’S TOP-SELLING BOOKS!


Y: THE LAST MAN #23 POSTER

Advance-solicited; on sale September 20 o Poster o $7.99

Art by Massimo Carnevale

From the painted cover to Y: THE LAST MAN #23 featuring the “Widow’s Pass” story arc which reaches its bloody conclusion as the last man on earth’s confrontation with the female survivors of a violent militia group comes to an end. Poster measures

24″ x 36″.

A STUNNING IMAGE OF SHERE KHAN AND ROSE RED


FABLES #8 POSTER

Advance-solicited; on sale September 20 o Poster o $7.99

Art by James Jean

Featuring the stunning cover to FABLES # 8, “The Pirates of Upstate New York: Part Three of Animal Farm.” The non-human Fable refugees have settled on a large farm, and rabble-rousing radicals have staged an uprising – and Snow White and Rose Red have stumbled upon the conspiracy at just the wrong time. Poster measures 24″ x 36″.

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