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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping December, 2005

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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping December, 2005

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

DC Solicitations – Last Six Months

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #4

Written by Frank Miller

Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

ALL STAR excitement abounds as Frank Miller, Jim Lee & Scott Williams continue their adventurous retelling of the partnership between the Dark Knight and the Boy Wonder! And when some Black Canary gets added to the mix, you can be sure something’s going to explode!

On sale December 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1 SPECIAL EDITION

Written by Frank Miller

Art by Jim Lee

Cover by Miller

Don’t miss an incomparable new version of the best-selling premiere issue of ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, sporting a stunning new cover by comics legend Frank Miller! This 48-page Special offers a peek into the creative process, featuring Jim Lee’s stunning original pencil art (with lettering) for the entire first issue. As a bonus, Miller’s script for this landmark collaboration is also included!

On sale December 7 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATMAN #648

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen

Cover by Jock

The Black Mask has had it! As if Batman’s opposition to his criminal empire wasn’t enough, now the Red Hood is decimating his own ranks. Since he can’t beat him, would the Black Mask ever consider joining Gotham’s newest vigilante?

On sale Dec 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #814

Written by David Lapham

Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill Cover by Lapham

The action-packed conclusion of David Lapham’s 12-part epic “City of Crime!” Batman unravels the mystery behind the fear in Raleigh Park and “the Body” retaliates with an all-out invasion of masked madmen. Can the Dark Knight restore order in a city that’s eternally defined by chaos, corruption and crime?

On sale Dec 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #198

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art and cover by Chris Weston

Part 2 of the 3-part “Blaze of Glory” by Will Pfeifer (CATWOMAN) and Chris Weston (THE FILTH)! A thief who’s been put away by Batman relives the humiliating moment of his capture and plots revenge by planning an atrocity no one in Gotham will ever forget!

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #72

Written by A.J. Lieberman

Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit

Cover by Claudio Castellini

In a long-forgotten summer home that belonged to Thomas and Martha Wayne, a body turns up that will lead Bruce Wayne to a part of his parents’ past he never imagined existed, forcing him to ask himself if his parents’ marriage was nothing but a sham!

On sale Dec 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE #3

Written by Steve Niles

Art and cover by Scott Hampton

The thrilling mini-series conclusion! Batman comes to the realization that all is not what it seems in his investigation of a bizarre, ritualistic killer. And the revelations that follow may make him wish he’d never left Gotham!

On sale Dec 14 o 3 of 3 o Prestige Format o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #5

Written by Andrew Helfer

Art by Tan Eng Huat Cover by Pat Lee

Batman has tracked the disease-spreading Carrier to a Gotham warehouse, only to find that someone else has beaten him to the punch. And when a bunch of bazooka-toting guards opens fire, it’s going to be even harder for the Dark Knight to keep the Carrier from becoming the ultimate weapon of mass destruction!

On sale Dec 21 o 5 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #2

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Wagner

Matt Wagner’s tale of Batman’s first battle against

Super-Villains continues! Hidden in Gotham’s shadows are secrets far darker than the Batman could ever have imagined. Who is the savage killer baffling the police? What is the sinister agenda of the impish scientist Hugo Strange? Follow the early career of the World’s Greatest Detective as he uncovers the new and uncanny complexities of crime.

On sale December 7 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATGIRL #71

Written by Andersen Gabrych

Art by Pop Mhan & Jesse Delperdang

Cover by Tim Sale

In the aftermath of “Destruction’s Daughter,” Batgirl finds herself on the run with a small band of assassins as the quarry of the unbeatable strike team of Shrike, Alpha, Wam-Wam, Mad Dog and the deadliest woman on Earth – Lady Shiva! How long can they last?

On sale Dec 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATGIRL: KICKING ASSASSINS TP

Written by Andersen Gabrych

Art by Alé Garza, Pop Mhan & Jesse Delperdang

Cover by Garza & Delperdang

It’s a new start for Batgirl in this collection featuring issues #60-64! Cassandra Cain begins to build a new life for herself in Blüdhaven, but with the Penguin looming large in the city once protected by Nightwing, can Batgirl keep the streets safe, or will she face something more sinister and foul than ever before?

On sale Dec 7 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 3 HC

Written by Dennis O’Neil, Bob Haney, Len Wein and others

Art by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano Cover by Adams

The extra-sized final volume collecting Neal Adams’s Dark Knight! This volume includes material from BATMAN #232, #234, #237, #243-245 and #251 plus stories done for Peter Pan records and a sketchbook section showcasing Adams’s advertising and custom comics work. Retailers note: This item is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale Dec 14 o 280 pg, FC, $49.99 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL #38

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Kano & Stefano Gaudiano

Cover by Sean Phillips

The story everyone’s clamored for begins! Corrupt cop Jim Corrigan has crossed the line for the final time, and Allen and Montoya are going to bring him down. But is there any connection between Corrigan and the man who shared his name; the man once known as… the Spectre?

On sale Dec 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CATWOMAN #50

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Adam Hughes

The acclaimed creative team of Will Pfeifer, Pete Woods and Adam Hughes reach a milestone issue, and if your name is Selina Kyle, get ready for your world to be rocked! Zatanna arrives with a revelation that causes Catwoman to question who she really is and all she’s done in the East End! You heard it here first: This secret will lead Catwoman to a place she’s never been before!

On sale December 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

NIGHTWING #115

Written by Devin Grayson

Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

Nightwing’s long and winding road has landed him under Deathstroke’s thumb in the most vicious collection of villains ever assembled! Now, it’s time for Dick Grayson to take matters into his own hands. But if he’s trading Deathstroke’s loyalty for Lex Luthor’s, is his life getting any better?

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ROBIN #145

Written by Bill Willingham

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Blüdhaven is filled with metahuman villains, recently freed from their OMAC captors. Can Robin, the Veteran, and special guest stars the Shadowpact keep the city from falling into Chaos?

On sale Dec 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #2

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Frank Quitely

The most recognizable icon in comics continues to get the ALL STAR treatment from creative powerhouses Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely! After the startling events of the first issue, Superman retreats with Lois Lane to his Arctic sanctuary. Find out what mystery haunts Superman’s girlfriend as she spends her birthday in the strangest place on earth – the Fortress of Solitude!

On sale December 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #834

Written by Gail Simone

Art by John Byrne & Nelson

Cover by Dan Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan

Once upon a time, the Queen of Fables unleashed Kryptonian nightmares on the people of Metropolis and she would not stop until Superman was hers. Will the Man of Steel live happily ever after…or not at all?

On sale December 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #647

Written by Greg Rucka

Art and cover by Karl Kerschl

The final battle between Superman and Ruin is here, and Superman must choose between his best friend and justice! Will Lupe get her revenge against Pete Ross?

On sale December 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN #224

Written by Mark Verheiden

Art and cover by Ed Benes

An INFINITE CRISIS tie-in! Mortal enemies find themselves on common ground in the two unlikeliest of places! In the Amazon the new and more lethal Blackrock continues her assault on Superman, while miles away in the Arctic, Lex Luthor battles for his life against his deadliest adversary.

On sale December 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL TP

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Lee Bermejo

Superman has been called many things, from the defender of Truth, Justice and the American way to the Big Blue Boy Scout. In LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, he is called something he never been called before: a threat to all humanity!

In this trade paperback collecting the acclaimed 5-issue miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, fan-favorite writer Brian Azzarello (SUPERMAN, 100 BULLETS) teams up with artist Lee Bermejo (BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) for a bold story in which readers get a glimpse into the mind of Superman’s longtime foe. MAN OF STEEL reveals why Luthor chooses to be the proverbial thorn in the Man of Steel’s side – to save humanity from an untrustworthy alien being.

On sale December 28 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #25

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

The original team supreme of Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines presents “The End”! “With a Vengeance” comes to its shattering conclusion, where villains are revealed and answers to questions that go back to Issue #1 are laid bare. It’s Superman and Batman versus Darksied and Lex Luthor – while the mysterious puppet master plays them all. Talk about a crisis! Retailers please note: This issue ships with two covers by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines (in approximately 50/50 ratio).

On sale December 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #4

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

After the shocking twist at the end of last issue, what has happened to Supergirl that puts her face-to-face with the JLA in a battle she dare not win? What horrible truth has Lex Luthor uncovered that will change the Girl of Steel forever? Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

On sale December 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER #4

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Joshua Middleton

The pulse-pounding conclusion to the story of the first meeting between the Last Son of Krypton and the World’s Mightiest Mortal! Captain Marvel confronts Dr. Sivana once and for all. Can Superman stop him before he goes too far?

On sale Dec 21 o 4 of 4 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

SUPERMAN: TRUE BRIT SC

Written by Kim “Howard” Johnson (with a little help from) John Cleese

Art and cover by John Byrne & Mark Farmer

Kim “Howard” Johnson teams with Monty Python alumus John Cleese and fan-favorite artists John Byrne & Mark Farmer for a unique tale of Superman – if he crash-landed in England! As a journalist for the Daily Smear tabloid, Colin Clark may learn that the key to success may be revealing his greatest secret. What will the neighbors think?

On sale Dec 14 o 96 pg, FC, $17.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 2: SUPERGIRL TP

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art and cover by Michael Turner

Award-winner Jeph Loeb and the red-hot Michael Turner reintroduce a classic character into the DCU! This fantastic softcover includes the entire “Supergirl from Krypton” storyline, originally presented in the best-selling SUPERMAN/BATMAN #8-13.

Batman has discovered something strange on the bottom of Gotham Bay, which leads him to a mysterious and powerful teenaged girl bent on destroying Gotham City! What’s her connection to Superman? Why does Wonder Woman want to hide her from the outside world? Will Darkseid succeed in recruiting her into doing his bidding? Plus, this volume includes an introduction by Loeb as well as a Kryptonian language translation key!

Retailers please note: This title was previously offered as a rush solicit in September.

On sale December 7 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

INFINITE CRISIS #3

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning

Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez

War is brought home as Wonder Woman leads the Amazons in a struggle to maintain their control of Paradise Island in the face of a full-on OMAC onslaught – just as the Spectre turns his vengeful eye toward Atlantis! And as the DCU is plunged into chaos, Batman is offered one last chance at the life he’s always wanted…but at what price? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (approximately 50%) and Pérez (approximately 50%).

On sale December 14 o 3 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

AQUAMAN #37

Written by John Arcudi

Art by Leonard Kirk & Andy Clarke

Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

The Spectre’s rampage against all magic in the DCU brings him to Atlantis, and the whole nation faces destruction unless Tempest can stop him! Meanwhile, unaware that his native land is under attack, Aquaman must deal with the new, improved Black Manta!

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #10

Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer

Art by Byrne & Dan Green

Cover by Byrne

The secret of Jason Blood’s future lies in his past and hinges on a daring scheme to steal a moment of history to give Etrigan’s human half a chance at life!

On sale Dec 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BIRDS OF PREY #89

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

Cover by Adriana Melo & Will Conrad

Calculator’s hired thugs take an agent of Oracle hostage and demand the Birds leader’s secret identity as their ransom!

On sale Dec 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS: THE TEAM-UPS VOL. 1 TP

Written by Gardner Fox and John Broome

Art by Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson

Cover by Jerry Ordway

In these eight stories from the pinnacle of the Silver Age of DC Comics, thrill to the exploits of Green Lantern, Flash, Dr. Fate, Hourman, Black Canary and Starman as they oppose the Shade, Captain Cold, Solomon Grundy, and more! This volume collects THE FLASH #123, 129, 137, 151; GREEN LANTERN #40; SHOWCASE #55-56; THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #61.

On sale Dec 21 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US

FIRESTORM #20

Written by Stuart Moore

Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull

Cover by Matt Haley

An INFINITE CRISIS tie-in! In deep space, Firestorm and guest star Animal Man follow Donna Troy’s team to a rendezvous with cosmic destiny – and a deadly battle with an army of wingmen over a priceless Thanagarian artifact.

On sale December 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE FLASH #229

Written by Joey Cavalieri

Art by Val Semeiks & Livesay

Cover by Art Thibert

Run for cover! Part 3 of the explosive story “Finish Line” brings the Fastest Man Alive face-to-face with one of the deadliest mortal enemies for all generations of the Flash: the immortal killer Vandal Savage!

On sale December 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN LANTERN #7

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

Part 1 of the 2-part story “A Perfect Life.” Out of the pages of INFINITE CRISIS explodes a villain who’s had devastating effects on the life of Hal Jordan – and only the combined efforts of Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen can combat this monster! But the world is changing into a place that reflects their most desired, wildest dreams. But at what cost? And why? Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale December 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #4

Written by Dave Gibbons & Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy

On the run for their lives in the forbidden Vega System, the Lanterns discover a secret that threatens the future of Oa!

On sale Dec 21 o 4 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW #57

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Ron Garney & Bill Reinhold

Cover by James Jean

The stunning conclusion of the 4-part “Heading Into the Light!” Dr. Light enters Star City, his targets: Ollie, Conner, and Mia. Black Lightning has vowed to stand by the archer’s side until the bitter end, but will it be enough stop the approaching wave of destruction?

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HARD TIME: 50 TO LIFE TP

Written by Steve Gerber

Art and cover by Brian Hurtt

Reoffered to coincide with HARD TIME SEASON TWO #1,this volume features HARD TIME #1-6, telling the tale of Ethan Harrow, a teenager faced with life behind bars with only a strange power to keep him alive!

On sale Dec 7 o 144 pg, FC, $9.95 US o RELIST

HARD TIME SEASON TWO #1

Written by Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes

Art by Brian Hurtt & Steve Bird

Cover by Hurtt

One of the most acclaimed new series of 2004 returns! Sentenced to 50 years to life for his role in a high school prank gone tragically wrong, Ethan Harrow has just turned 16 in a maximum-security prison. He’s made fast friends, earned mortal enemies, and even gotten his first kiss from a mysterious girl named Red. Above all else, Ethan’s only just started to learn the boundaries of superpowers he didn’t know he had!

The original HARD TIME team of legendary writer Steve Gerber (Howard the Duck, The Defenders) & Mary Skrenes (Omega the Unknown) and breakout talent Brian Hurtt (Queen & Country, GOTHAM CENTRAL) return for a second season that follows Ethan’s quest for a new trial – and reveals the secret histories of the lost souls inside State Penitentiary. Superpowers have never been this real!

“It’s like Oz meets My So-Called Life.”- Entertainment Weekly

“Witty…Ethan Harrow summons MacGyver-level resourcefulness.”- People

“Do yourself a favor and do a stretch with HARD TIME.” – Wizard

On sale December 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GOLDEN AGE HAWKMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 TP

Written by Gardner Fox

Art by Dennis Neville and Sheldon Moldoff

Cover by Moldoff

A new archive featuring select stories from FLASH COMICS #1-22, introducing Hawkman! Gardner Fox’s stories took the reincarnated Egyptian prince and pitted him against common criminals and uncommon masked felons. Plus, an introduction by Sheldon Moldoff.

On sale Dec 7 o 224 pg, FC, $49.99 US

HAWKMAN #47

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Chris Batista

Cover by Adam Kubert

Part 1 of the 3-part “Coalition in Crisis,” continuing in the aftermath of THE RANN-THANGAR WAR and featuring art by Chris Batista (JLA)! In the wake of the events of RANN/THANAGAR WAR #6, Hawkman and Hawkgirl join forces with Adam Strange to battle alien invaders seeking to destroy the planet Rann!

On sale December 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JUSTICE #3

Written by Alex Ross & Jim Krueger

Art by Doug Braithwaite & Alex Ross

Cover by Ross

The amazing 12-issue bimonthly maxiseries continues! The Martian Manhunter begins the desperate search for Aquaman, but what he encounters puts him in far greater danger than ever! Plus, the villain conspiracy is joined by Grodd!

On sale December 21 o 3 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JLA #123

Written by Bob Harras

Art by Tom Derenick & Dan Green

Cover by Daniel Acuña

A disbanded JLA works both sides of the same case in “World Without a Justice League” Part 4 of 6! The Key has captured Manitou Dawn, intending to use her magical abilities to help him quiet all the voices in his head – by killing millions of innocent people!

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1 TP

Written by Gardner Fox

Art by Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and Bernard Sachs

Cover by Anderson

The newest installment in the SHOWCASE PRESENTS collection spotlights the JLA! In these stories from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28-30, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1-16 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #75, thrill to confrontations with intergalactic, mystical, and super-powered rogues such as Despero, Kanjar Ro, Dr. Destiny, Amos Fortune and Felix Faust!

On sale Dec 7 o 544 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #15

Written by Warren Ellis

Art by Butch Guice

Cover by Michael Stribling

The JLA members return from their own personal hells to confront the Martian God of Terror in the horrifying conclusion of the 6-part “New Maps of Hell,” by Warren Ellis and Butch Guice!

On sale Dec 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #6

Written by Jen Van Meter

Art by Patrick Oliffe & Ruy Jose

Cover by Joe Bennett & Jose

“Honor Among Thieves,” Part 2 of 3, spotlighting the Injustice Society! The Injustice Society continues their quest for the key of Prometheus. Will the JSA dispose of it before it’s too late?

On sale Dec 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA CLASSIFIED: COLD STEEL #1

Written by Christopher Moeller

Art and cover by Moeller

Get ready for a thrilling 2-issue miniseries written and painted by Christopher Moeller (JLA: A LEAGUE OF ONE)! The JLA members find themselves caught between two warring factions in a deep space conflict that threatens to split the Earth’s mightiest super-team down the middle! Time is of the essence, causing the group to quickly choose sides – which may be the heroes’ first mistake!

As the battle escalates, the team realizes that it must amp-up its collective powers and abilities – leading to the first use of the JLA’s towering battle-ready armor!

On sale December 7 o 1 of 2 o Prestige Format o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin

JSA #80

Written by Keith Champagne

Art by Don Kramer & Champagne

Cover by Alex Ross

The final battle between Mordru and Dr. Fate rages to its shocking conclusion through the worlds of Kingdom Come and JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NAIL! Plus, the Thunderbolt vs. Jakeem to decide the ultimate fate of the Fifth Dimension! After this issue, two members of the JSA will never be seen again!

On sale Dec 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JONAH HEX #2

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by Luke Ross

Cover by Leonardo Manco

The saga of Jonah Hex continues in this issue featuring a cover by Leonardo Manco (HELLBLAZER)! When bandits raid a small Mexican village and steal a cross of solid gold, bounty hunter Jonah Hex is called to action. The bandits’ trail comes to an abrupt end when they wander into a mining town ruled by corruption and savagery. In order to recover the cross, Hex will have to face down an entire town, where every desperate moment brings him closer to death!

On sale December 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #13

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray

Cover by Kitson

The dramatic endgame of the intergalactic invasion leads the team to the Fifth Dimension where Lemnos and Terror Firma make a final, deadly stand!

On sale December 28 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE LIGHT BRIGADE TP

Written by Peter Tomasi

Art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg

There’s a war in Heaven, and Earth is the battleground in this volume collecting the supernatural 4-issue miniseries! A ragtag squad of WWII G.I.s must recover the mysterious Sword of God, a heavenly artifact coveted by angels, demons, and Nazis! “You’ll get a charge from LIGHT BRIGADE, a must-have book that should be on everybody’s must-have list!” – Entertainment Weekly

On sale Dec 21 o 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

MANHUNTER #17

Written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco

Cover by Jesus Saiz

Manhunter’s about to be unmasked – and a life hangs in the balance! Meanwhile, Kate Spencer’s loved ones turn up at a truly twisted family reunion.

On sale Dec 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

OUTSIDERS #31

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert

Cover by Daniel Acuña

An INFINITE CRISIS tie-in! Donna Troy drafts Starfire and Shift for a top-flight team headed into space to confront a crisis in the cosmos. But even they aren’t prepared for what confronts them on the way there!

On sale December 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

PLASTIC MAN VOL. 2: RUBBER BANDITS TP

Written by Kyle Baker

Art and cover by Baker

Another volume of offbeat and hysterical Plas adventures by Harvey and Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Kyle Baker! In RUBBER BANDITS, collecting PLASTIC MAN #8-11 and #13-14, our pliable hero wrecks continuity as we know it, investigates a vampire, gets in trouble with homeland security, battles a menacing mouse, and stops one of the worst crimes ever: illegal music downloading!

On sale Dec 21 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

PLASTIC MAN VOL. 1: ON THE LAM TP

Written by Kyle Baker

Art and cover by Baker

Reoffered to coincide with PLASTIC MAN: RUBBER BANDITS, this volume features Kyle Baker’s manic energy from PLASTIC MAN #1-6! Plas, with sidekick Woozy Winks, gets into all sorts of trouble as his not-so-innocent past as criminal “Eel” O’Brian comes back to haunt him!

On sale Dec 21 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o RELIST

SEVEN SOLDIERS: THE BULLETEER #2

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Yanick Paquette & Serge LaPointe

Who killed the Seven Soldiers? More shattering secrets of the Seven Soldiers are revealed in this special issue which unfolds directly from events in the best-selling SEVEN SOLDIERS #0! Together with a dying FBI agent, the Bulleteer investigates the disappearance of six bargain-basement Super Heroes, uncovering mysteries dating back decades…and beyond. Alix Harrower finds herself drawn deeper into a world she wants no part of as her journey into the dark underbelly of the hero dream brings her face-to-face with her first super-villain! Plus, from the grave – the return of the Vigilante!

On sale December 21 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #2

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Billy Dallas Patton

Cover by Pasqual Ferry

The deadly snares of evil gods are closing around Shilo Norman, as one young man’s troubled soul becomes the battleground of epic forces in Part 2 of Grant Morrison’s psychedelic sci-fi adventure! Shilo Norman – a super-rich, super-famous, super escape artist – has become an unwitting pawn in the deadly Game of the Gods! As Metron, the Traveller and Death, The Black Racer, gamble for his very existence, Mister Miracle must somehow survive the “Drive-By Derby”! And even if he outwits the Man-Eating Cars of Apokolips, is he ready – are you ready? – for the soul-destroying terror known only as Dark Side?

On sale December 7 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SOLO #8

Written by Neil Gaiman, Steven T. Seagle and

Teddy Kristiansen

Art and cover by Teddy Kristiansen

Eisner Award-winning artist Teddy Kristiansen takes over SOLO in an issue featuring a Deadman story written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN)! Kristiansen, the award-winning co-creator behind the critically-acclaimed DC/Vertigo graphic novel IT’S A BIRD… takes the spotlight for the latest installment in the series featuring the work of some of the comic industry’s best artists.

He’s joined by comics visionary Neil Gaiman for a story focusing on Deadman that no Gaiman fan will want to miss! Kristiansen takes the writing reins for a handful of short stories, and is also reunited with IT’S A BIRD… writer Steven T. Seagle. Kristiansen’s inimitable art style is showcased as he gives each story its own mood and feel through his mastery of a variety of media.

On sale December 28 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

TEEN TITANS #31

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Tony S. Daniel & Marlo Alquiza

Unexpected allies rise from the dead to help the Titans overthrow Brother Blood’s reign of terror!

On sale Dec 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

VIGILANTE #4

Written by Bruce Jones

Art by Ben Oliver

Cover by Michael Golden

As news of the Vigilante spreads throughout Metropolis, the police department continues its manhunt. But are they so desperate that they’re willing to use a criminal as bait? And what happens when this scourge of society turns the tables on the Vigilante?

On sale Dec 28 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #224

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Rags Morales

Cover by J.G. Jones

In the wake of INFINITE CRISIS #3, Wonder Woman’s world has been irrevocably changed! With OMACs attacking and her friends deserting her, how will she triumph? And how can she stop the OMACs without killing the innocent humans inside?

On sale December 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WONDER WOMAN: EYES OF THE GORGON TP

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Drew Johnson, James Raiz, Sean Phillips and Ray Snyder

Cover by J.G. Jones

A new volume collecting WONDER WOMAN #206-213! The deadly Medousa comes calling, and Wonder Woman’s world is turned completely upside-down. After a terrible sacrifice, the Amazing Amazon must prove herself once again to her comrades in the JLA and to the world!

On sale Dec 14 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

WONDER WOMAN: BITTER RIVALS TP

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Drew Johnson, Shane Davis, Stephen Sadowski, and others

Cover by J.G. Jones

Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN: EYES OF THE GORGON, this volume collects WONDER WOMAN #201-205! Wonder Woman needs help solving the murder of Darrel Keyes, and who better to call than Batman?

On sale Dec 14 o 128 pg, FC, $12.95 US o RELIST

RANN/THANAGAR WAR TP

Written by Dave Gibbons

Art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Marc Campos

Cover by Reis & Campos

Don’t miss this thrilling new trade paperback that collects the 6-issue miniseries that helped set the stage for INFINITE CRISIS!

The planet Rann was taken from its solar system, hidden for its own protection. But when the danger passed, it was placed in a different system. Now threatening Thanagar’s very existence, Rann tries to maintain peace and save the populations of two worlds. A religious fanatic, though, aspires to something else: power. And to achieve it, she’s willing to sacrifice as many people and as many worlds as necessary!

Standing in her way are the greatest champions from across the universe: Adam Strange, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Green Lantern, the Omega Men, L.E.G.I.O.N. and the Darkstars. Alliances are forged, friendships tested, and the balance of galactic power will be redefined before the conflict is over!

On sale December 28 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

VILLAINS UNITED TP

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Dale Eaglesham, Val Semeiks, Wade von Grawbadger and Prentis Rollins

Cover by J.G. Jones

Collecting the intriguing 6-issue miniseries that led into INFINITE CRISIS!

Six of justice’s deadliest enemies band together to start a revolution. Together, they want to take a stand to stop the super-heroic community from tampering with their minds and to prove how deadly they can be! But not everyone agrees to this agenda. Six rogues are recruited by the enigmatic Mockingbird, charged with opposing the Society and given assignments to thwart their rivals and even help their enemies. Who is Mockingbird? Could it be one of the six?

The status quo is rocked by the Society’s formation and the revelations along the way make certain that when the Secret Six are done, nothing in the DCU will ever be the same!

On sale December 14 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #16

Written by Bill Matheny

Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

The Joker’s taking the Batmobile for a joyride through Gotham City! Batman’s going to have his hands full when the Clown Prince of Crime takes over the rules of the road.

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #16

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong

Cover by Barberi

It’s Christmas with the Justice League! Supergirl, Atom Smasher and some of the team’s younger members have monitor duty over the holiday, but their night might not be so silent when Girder breaks out of Iron Heights Penitentiary!

On sale Dec 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #26

Written by J. Torres

Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker

Cover by Sean Galloway

Lights…Camera….Action! Beast Boy is bit by the acting bug and goes to Tinseltown to make a movie just as the HIVE 5 show up in Jump City to cause trouble for the Titans. How will the others fare when it’s four against five?

On sale Dec 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #461

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

It’s the holiday season, and there’s no better way to keep the yule log going than with a brand-spankin’ new issue of MAD!

On sale Dec 7 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #4

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

A jam-packed new issue of MAD CLASSICS, featuring the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals, Reader’s Choice picks, and much more!

On sale Dec 14 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #16

Written by Scott Cunningham, Dean Haspiel and Bill Messner-Loebs

Art by Robert Pope, Phil Moy, John Delaney, and Matthew I. Jenkins

Cover by Pope

Why is Dexter’s lawn so crabby? Find out how he drove the grass wild! Plus, Grim and Mandy are not surprised to find out Billy is the perfect target for hypnotization!

On sale Dec 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #69

Written by John Rozum

Art by Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes & Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Phil Moy

The Girls are challenged to a contest of cosmic consequences: monster tiddlywinks! Final issue.

On sale Dec 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #133

Written by Frank Strom, Robbie Busch and Earl Kress

Art by Dave Alvarez, Neal Sternecky, Mike DeCarlo, Scott McRae, Ruben Torreiro and Pablo Zamboni

Cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo.

Pete Puma just wants to relax around his homestead, but Yosemite Sam has more sinister plans in mind. Plus, Duck Dodgers as a hero! An adventurer! And…a robot?

On sale Dec 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

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b>SCOOBY-DOO #103

Written by John Rozum

Art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope, Leo Batic, Pablo Zamboni and Horacio Ottolini

Cover by Joe Staton

It’s a rumble in the jungle as the Mystery, Inc. gang travels to South America to solve a case involving a giant Lizard Creature! And if that’s not enough, the gang faces off against a Creepy Voodoo Doll and the freaky Phantom Farmer! Jinkies!

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 12 TP

Written by Wendy & Richard Pini

Art and new cover by Wendy Pini

The saga continues in this volume collecting ElfQuest: Kings of the Broken Wheel #8-11. Suntop and Ember have been kidnapped by Rayek and taken into the mists of time. Ten thousand years in the future, the travelers will reappear. But by then mortal Wolfriders will be long dead!

On sale Dec 28 o 7.362″ x 5″ o 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 11 TP

Written by Wendy & Richard Pini

Art and new cover by Wendy Pini

Reoffered to coincide with ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 12, this volume collects ElfQuest: Kings of the Broken Wheel #5-7. Rayek has taken Leetah, Suntop and Ember where no one may follow: into the mists of time itself!

On sale Dec 28 o 7.362″ x 5″ o 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o Relist

THE BEST OF THE SPIRIT TP

Written by Will Eisner

Art and cover by Eisner

DC Comics is proud to present its first-ever collection celebrating the greatest stories by comics mastermind Will Eisner starring one of the most indelible characters ever created: The Spirit! THE BEST OF THE SPIRIT reprints 22 Spirit sections from 1940-1950, featuring famous first appearances, classic confrontations, human interest tales, and all those magnificent splash pages!

Eisner’s blue-suit-clad, fedora-wearing crimefighter starred in hundreds of newspaper adventure stories that thrilled readers with Eisner’s groundbreaking style. Eisner was a master of utilizing the comics format to its greatest strengths, and his Spirit stories are some of his finest examples!

This volume also features an introduction by New York Times best-selling novelist Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN).

On sale December 14 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

MOON CHILD VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Shimizu Reiko

CMX. Will a half-mermaid, half-human girl bring an end to the feud between humanity and the mer-people – or bring about the destruction of all life on Earth? As a merman named Shona is returning to his birthplace to spawn, he meets a young human, Jimmy, who suffers from amnesia. Together, Jimmy and Shona set off to find the missing girl. Will they be able to avert a mysterious prophecy, or will finding the secret of Jimmy’s identity delay them enough to set Earth on the path to destruction?

On sale December 21 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

CHIKYU MISAKI VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Iwahara Yuji

CMX. Misaki and Sanae thought it would be easy to conceal their shape-shifting friend Neo in the small village of Hohoro. But more and more people are arriving, seeking explanations. Asai Tokuko has come looking for her kidnappers, Fujikawa Reiko is looking for lost gold, and a mysterious gunman is determined to keep some questions unanswered!

On sale December 14 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 196 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Tachibana Kaimu

CMX. Okino (Sakuya) agrees to join Ruki in the arduous search for Imaizumi (Wakyu)! As they cross the barrier between realities, they find themselves in the ancient village where they spent their previous lives studying under their great master Bishu. They observe as Sakuya’s farming village loses more and more of its crops to a demonic disease, but Bishu intercedes to eliminate the evil. Meanwhile, Imaizumi observes his own previous life as Wakyu, and how the death of a relative led him to become Bishu’s disciple.

On sale December 7 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 4

Written and illustrated by Takanashi Mitsuba

CMX. Kayano and Takeru are finally dating, but a troublemaking pretty-boy named Yuzu might ruin everything! Not only has this menace confessed his love, he has also threatened to hurt Takeru if Kayano doesn’t reciprocate his feelings. To make matters worse, there’s a theft at school, and Takeru is the main suspect. Kayano’s new boyfriend can’t be guilty, can he?

On sale December 28 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

MONSTER COLLECTION VOL. 4

Written and illustrated by Itoh Sei

Original concept by Yasuda Hitoshi/Group SNE

CMX. Kasche is being held captive on mysterious Spiral Island, resting place of the Encyclopedia Verum. It also happens to be one giant anthill, home to the frightening and lethal Crimson Ants! Cuervo and Nastasha have come to rescue their fearless leader but must make a hard choice: Will they exchange the Guardian of Knowledge for her life and doom mankind? Or will the ditzy young summoner’s love and friendship give them strength to fight?

On sale December 14 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 170 pg, B&W, $9.99 US MATURE READERS

SEIMADEN VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Higuri You

CMX. While weakened by the air of the human world, demon king Laures is taken prisoner! His most trusted servant seeks to destroy Hilda in a misguided act of loyalty, while Zardi and the Count deliberate on the demon king’s ultimate fate. In the meantime, Roddrick has his own demons to face, as he has earned the wrath of his presumed protector. Love for the same woman threatens both, but can they stay blinded by Cupid’s arrow for much longer?

On sale December 28 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 180 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 5

Written and illustrated by Oh! great

CMX. The mystery at school heats up as someone – or something – hunts down members of the Katana Club.

Could a Juken Club member be responsible for these brutal attacks? Retailers please note: This title has been edited for U.S. release.

On sale December 21 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 232 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #3

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope

Cover by Camuncoli & Gabriele Del’Otto

With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Captain Atom looks for help from the U.S. government. Surely the President of the United States does not fear super-powered beings! Will Nikola be able to help him before the Wildcats attack? And, most urgently, before the Void shard within him begins a devastating chain reaction? Don’t miss the third chapter of the cataclysmic series!

On sale December 14 o 3 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DANGER GIRL: BACK IN BLACK #2

Written by Andy Hartnell

Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw

Fire up your chopper and join Danger Girls Abbey Chase and Sydney Savage as they continue their quest for a mysterious Native American artifact! This action-packed issue finds sexy newcomer Ruby joining the DG road trip. But is she really the “rebel with a cause” she claims to be? Or will her bond with the girls take a turn for the worse? And what’s the deadly secret that forces Secret Agent Zero to get involved? With so many questions, only one thing’s for certain – this Danger Girl adventure is heating up faster than a bikini model on a custom V-twin!

On sale December 14 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #18

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

Cover by Harris

The multiple Eisner Award-winning series continues with Part 2 of the incendiary tale “March to War!” After a shocking tragedy strikes an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan, former superhero and current New York City Mayor Mitchell Hundred is forced to choose between the liberty of his constituents and the security of his city.

On sale December 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE AUTHORITY: THE MAGNIFICENT KEVIN #5

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Carlos Ezquerra

Cover by Glenn Fabry

The shocking miniseries concludes! After the harrowing events of last issue, Kev must come to terms with the consequences of his actions and what they mean for his new life. But first, he must help the Authority overcome one of their greatest foes!

On sale Dec 14 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Mature Readers

MAJESTIC #12

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art and cover by Neil Googe

Series artist Neil Googe returns in an issue guest-starring Zealot, Spartan and Savant! Emissaries of the Kherubim Shapers Guild, led by Majestic’s old comrade in arms Javen, arrive on Earth with an urgent agenda…to prevent civil war on the homeworld. But other forces are in play, including one that could be a match for the mighty Majestic.

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MAJESTIC: WHILE YOU WERE OUT TP

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art by Neil Googe, Juan Santacruz and Trevor Scott

Cover by Ed McGuinness

Witness Majestic’s triumphant return to the WildStorm Universe in this trade paperback collecting the first seven issues of the acclaimed new series! When DCU mainstay Superman helps him return home, Majestic is faced with the biggest – and most chilling – mystery of his life!

On sale Dec 14 o 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US

MAJESTIC: STRANGE NEW VISITOR TP

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art by Karl Kerschl

Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

Reoffered to coincide with MAJESTIC: WHILE YOU WERE OUT, this volume collects the “Strange New Visitor” storyline from ACTION COMICS #811, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #624, SUPERMAN #201 as well as the

4-issue miniseries that returned the Kheran warrior to the WildStorm Universe!

On sale Dec 14 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US o RELIST

ROBOTECH: PRELUDE TO THE SHADOW CHRONICLES #4

Written by Tommy Yune, John Waltrip & Jason Waltrip

Art and cover by Omar Dogan

An audacious invasion gains the upper hand for the Robotech Expedition. But with mysterious Invid technology still in General Edwards’s grasp, will the clash explode into an outright civil war? Secrets that have driven a wedge between Rick Hunter and Edwards for an entire generation are finally revealed!

On sale Dec 21 o 4 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

SILENT DRAGON #6

Written by Andy Diggle

Art by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan

Cover by Yu

The blood-soaked series finale! Tokyo is on fire and revolution is in the streets. Reizo confronts his former Lord Hideaki in a battle for the ages! But can there truly be a winner as their beloved country is consumed by civil war? And can Takara’s love guide Reizo through this dark time?

On sale Dec 28 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEAM ZERO #1

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Doug Mahnke

& Sandra Hope

Acclaimed writer Chuck Dixon (NIGHTWING, ROBIN) revisits the Team he helped create and enlists super-star artists Doug Mahnke (BATMAN, JLA) & Sandra Hope (INFINITE CRISIS covers, DANGER GIRL) for a 6-issue tale of heroism and bloodshed.

The year is 1945. In the twilight of World War II, a clash of ideologies leads to a colder, more sinister conflict. And the first battle of this new World War will be fought on the eastern frontier of Germany by a band of seven American commandos.

Codename Deathblow has been assigned a mission of dire importance to the future of American national security: reach German test labs in Peenemunde, Germany before the Soviets can, and evacuate all personnel. Step one: gather the Team!

In the epic tradition of the original Team Seven and such films as The Dirty Dozen and Saving Private Ryan comes a blood-and-guts tale set in the waning days of World War II.

On sale December 7 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WINTER MEN #5

Written by Brett Lewis

Art and cover by John Paul Leon

It’s the holiday season and Kris and Nina must attend Zuko’s Christmas party. Too bad the Boy Scouts decide to spoil the festivities by attacking and killing most of Zuko’s men. Drost turns to the Siberian for help, but will even he make a difference?

On sale Dec 14 o 5 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

WRAITHBORN #4

Written by Marcia Chen & Joe Benitez

Art and cover by Benitez & Joe Weems

The calm before the storm! After the traumatic events of last issue, Melanie begins to realize she’s involved in something she doesn’t understand – something dangerous – and she needs help. But who can she turn to? Meanwhile, Brijit and Kiara each plot their next moves in the race to obtain the power of the Wraithborn.

On sale Dec 21 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS: NEMESIS #4

Written by Robbie Morrison

Art by Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues and Matt “Batt” Banning

Cover by Caldwell & Banning

The Wildcats capture Nemesis and subject her to a harsh interrogation, unaware that they will soon become the target of even deadlier forces! And in ancient Greece, Nemesis engages in the vicious duel that will mark her as a traitor and set her upon a blood-soaked, millennia-spanning quest…

On sale December 14 o 4 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDSIDERZ #3

Written by J. Scott Campbell & Andy Hartnell

Art and covers by Campbell

The thrilling miniseries by fan-favorite creators J. Scott Campbell & Andy Hartnell continues! Will the Wildsiderz finally learn to work together, or will the villainous plans of Dr. Spydre break them apart? In order to retrieve their powers, Styler hatches a plan that forces Zak into a dangerously close encounter with Emily. But is Styler’s heroic intent what it seems, or is he after something more personal than powers? Either way, the Wildsiderz will have to keep their emotions in check as Dr. Spydre turns their high school formal into an affair they’ll never forget! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Campbell in approximately 50/50 ratio.

On sale December 7 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

TOM STRONG #36

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

It’s “Tom Strong at the End of the World” as Alan Moore and Chris Sprouse reunite for one final, breathtaking story! The events of the last several issues of PROMETHEA are recalled as our hero – and special guest stars Jack B. Quick, Greyshirt, Splash Brannigan, The Cobweb, Jonni Future, and many others – discover what happens when the world comes to an end. But that’s all small potatoes compared to the really big news revealed within these pages! Final issue.

On sale December 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TOMORROW STORIES SPECIAL #2

Written by Alan Moore & Steve Moore

Art by Rick Veitch, Eric Shanower, Jim Baikie and Cameron Stewart

Cover by Gene Ha

ABC. Four fantastical stories set in a world of whimsy and charm by some of comics’ top creators! The America’s Best team leads the way to the future, The First American and U.S. Angel show us the way to a better life, and Little Margie takes a walk down memory lane. Plus, the rollicking conclusion of a 2-part Jonni Future story!

On sale Dec 28 o 64 pg, FC, $6.99 US

TOM STRONG BOOK FOUR SC

Written by Alan Moore, Peter Hogan and Geoff Johns

Art by Jerry Ordway, Chris Sprouse, John Paul Leon and Karl Story

Cover by Sprouse & Jose Villarrubia

ABC. The fourth amazing collection of Tom Strong in softcover for the first time, collecting issues #20-25 of the acclaimed series! Witness the introduction of a newly discovered Strong family member, Tom Strong’s best pal and more!

On sale Dec 21 o 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US

TOM STRONG BOOK THREE SC

Written by Alan Moore and Leah Moore

Art by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Leah Moore, Howard Chaykin and

Shawn McManus Cover by Sprouse & Jose Villarrubia

ABC. Reoffered to coincide with TOM STRONG BOOK FOUR, this volume collects issues #15-19. Val Var Garm kidnaps Tesla Strong, but even if Tom and Dhalua rescue their daughter, they might still lose her – to a new boyfriend! Plus, a look back at some of Tom’s classic adventures!

On sale Dec 21 o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US o RELIST

TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT #5

Written by Paul DiFilippo

Art and cover by Jerry Ordway

ABC. The final chapter brings Hell to Neopolis! The Hell Ditch Pilgrim is sweeping over the city and no one can stand in his path to prevent total destruction. Now, in this time of despair, real heroes step forward; real heroes who make ultimate sacrifices!

On sale Dec 21 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

100 BULLETS #67

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

After the heartbreaking death of Mr. Shepherd, Dizzy and Wylie continue their road trip through the southwest. However, with Dizzy now activated, she has only one thing on her mind: revenge.

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #44

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha

Cover by James Jean

Part 3 of the 4-part “Arabian Nights (and Days).” The all-powerful d’jinn is loose and has been ordered to destroy most of Fabletown unless Prince Charming can think of a way to undo what the d’jinn’s master has wished. Unfortunately, there’s no way to take back wishes once spoken.

On sale Dec 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES VOL. 6: HOMELANDS TP

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, David Hahn, Lan Medina and Dan Green

Cover by James Jean

Collecting issues #34-41 of writer Bill Willingham’s Eisner Award-winning creation, HOMELANDS follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary’s true identity! Plus, the 2-part story of Jack’s adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli’s return to Fabletown.

On sale Dec 28o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES VOL. 5: MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS TP

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton & P. Craig Russell

Cover by James Jean

Reoffered to coincide with FABLES VOL. 6: HOMELANDS, this volume collects FABLES #19-21, #23-27 and Fables: The Last Castle.

On sale Dec 28 o 240 pg, FC, $17.99 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

DMZ #2

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Wood & Riccardo Burchielli

Cover by Wood

The hot new series from indie comics icon Brian Wood (Demo, Channel Zero, GLOBAL FREQUENCY) and up-and-coming Italian artist Riccardo Burchielli (John Doe) continues. With the horrors of the previous day’s events still resonating in his head, Zee takes Matty on a walking tour of war-torn Manhattan, where he sees both the tragedy and triumph of daily life in the DMZ. However, the experience is short-lived as Matty gets his first news “scoop” – one that may ultimately silence this rogue reporter.

On sale December 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #215

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Critically acclaimed writer Mike Carey concludes his three-year Hellblazer run with a tale that leaves John Constantine ready to construct a new life after literally torching the debris of his old one. But he’s got one last trick to play, and he’s chosen the magicians of London’s Tate Club to be his ill-fated audience.

On sale December 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

LOVELESS #3

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin

The compelling western tale by acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello and artist Marcelo Frusin continues. Not content to sit complacently while the world around him tries to destroy him, Wes Cutter decides to go on the offensive and heads into the town of Blackwater to start some trouble. But with a target on his back and plenty of folks taking aim at it, will Wes be able to make it back home in one piece?

On sale December 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE LOSERS #31

Written by Andy Diggle

Art and cover by Jock

“Endgame” continues. As the Losers reel from the devastating toll suffered last issue, Max’s origin and his ties to the CIA are finally revealed. But just as the team and Max are playing with all their cards on the table, one final twist awaits to threaten them all.

On sale Dec 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

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b>LUCIFER #69

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly

Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

In the explosive finale of the 6-part “Morningstar,” Lucifer and Elaine aim to save the two Creations by redefining the rules on which the whole of existence is based. But the effort as well as the price will be terrible.

On sale Dec 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING: SPONTANEOUS GENERATION TP

Written by Rick Veitch

Art by Veitch & Alfredo Alcala

Cover by John Totleben

Rick Veitch continues his run on the series that helped lay the foundation for the Vertigo line in this new trade paperback collecting SWAMP THING #71-76 . Swamp Thing must find a way to allow himself and his heir to coexist in this world. The solution that presents itself after repeated failures comes as a surprise to everyone, especially John Constantine, who is about to become an unlikely father.

On sale Dec 21 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #40

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Goran Sudzuka & José Marzan Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

It’s been months since Yorick Brown left the United States, but in this special stand-alone issue, we revisit the many women the last man has left behind – as well as a stunning development that will no doubt send shock waves through the unmanned world!

On sale Dec 7o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #22

Written by Joshua Dysart

Art by Enrique Breccia

Cover by Eric Powell

Part 2 of the 4-part “The Bleeding Raconteur,” featuring a stunning cover by Eisner-Award winner Eric Powell (The Goon, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL). Swamp Thing’s emotional reunion with Abigail ends with a shock that even Earth’s Elemental could never have anticipated. In a bizarre twist of fate, these shattering events may put Swamp Thing on the path to piecing together his broken soul – and recovering his awesome powers.

On sale December 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #1

Written by Douglas Rushkoff

Art and cover by Liam Sharp

“Rushkoff and Sharp unveil the new face of dissent. Make no mistake, the Greatest Story Ever Told continues here.” – Grant Morrison

“Douglas Rushkoff is one of the great thinkers – and writers – of our time!” – Timothy Leary

From the imagination of best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff (Coercion, Club Zero-G), one of the most iconoclastic and acclaimed minds of our era, comes a series that exposes the “real” Bible as it was actually written, and reveals how its mythic tales are repeated today.

Grad student Jake Stern leads an underground band of renegades who use any means necessary to combat the frightening threats to freedom that permeate the world of TESTAMENT – a world very much like our own. They employ technology, alchemy, media hacking and mysticism, discovering a modern threat that has its roots in ancient stories destined to recur in the modern age.

With intricate, darkly detailed art by Liam Sharp (THE POSSESSED), TESTAMENT takes place in an unapologetically uncensored Biblical universe, chronicling the grim confrontations between humans and their angry gods. Those horrifying encounters full of murder, magic, monsters, sex and sacrifice, echo the forces at work beneath the surface of today’s high-tech and highly ideological conflicts.

In a story as thrilling as it is sure to be controversial, Jake must overcome romantic, psychic, supernatural and epic obstacles on his way to uncovering the reality behind an eternal story in which he, and all of us, are trapped.

On sale December 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

VIMANARAMA TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and new cover by Philip Bond

From the fertile mind and nimble fingers of writer Grant Morrison and artist Philip Bond comes the latest in multiculturalist spectacle! Color, song and cosmic violence collide in VIMANARAMA, collecting the 3-issue Vertigo miniseries that fuses East and West together into a transcendental delight of romance and danger.

Feel the Earth tremble as 19-year-old grocer’s son Ali and his beautiful arranged bride Sofia accidentally unleash an ancient race of unimaginable evil from beneath Bradford, England, then summon the equally powerful Prince Ben Rama and his Ultrahadeen to do battle against them. Shudder as Ben Rama reveals his love for Sofia, the reincarnation of his immortal soul mate, only to lose all his power at her hesitation. And thrill to the final battle between good and evil, played out over the ancient land of Atlantis together with the consummation of the ultimate end-of-the-world love story. All this and more awaits you in VIMANARAMA, the best of all worlds!

On sale December 7 o 104 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

WE3 TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Frank Quitely

Reoffered to coincide with VIMANARAMA TP, this volume collects the critically acclaimed and heart-wrenching 3-issue miniseries that follows a genetically engineered dog, cat and rabbit as they try to escape the military minds that wish to use them as weapons.

On sale Dec 21 o 104 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

SEAGUY TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Cameron Stewart

Reoffered to coincide with VIMANARAMA TP, this volume collects the 3-issue miniseries that follows the strange adventure of would-be hero Seaguy and his faithful companion Chubby Da Choona as they try to decipher the mystery of Xoo – a ubiquitous new food that seems to have evolved into a brand-new conscious lifeform!

On sale Dec 21 o 104 pg, FC, $9.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

SILVER AGE SUPERMAN SERIES 1: SUPERMAN ROBOT ACTION FIGURE

Created to help Superman protect his secret identity, the classic Superman Robot is ready for any task! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Also includes a bonus Beppo the Super-Monkey figure! Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 24 o Action Figure o 6.5″ o PI

SILVER AGE SUPERMAN SERIES 1: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE

Corrupted by his quest for power and his hatred of the Man of Steel, Luthor will not rest until everyone is under his rule! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 24 o Action Figure o6.5″ o PI

SILVER AGE SUPERMAN SERIES 1: LOIS LANE ACTION FIGURE

After accidentally stumbling into a magic lake, Lois Lane discovers she has gained super powers that may help her to finally win the heart of the Man of Steel! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 24 o Action Figure o 5.875″ o PI

SILVER AGE SUPERMAN SERIES 1: JIMMY OLSEN ACTION FIGURE

A trusted friend of Superman, ace photographer Jimmy Olsen often finds himself needing assistance from the Man of Steel to save him from certain death! This action figure features a camera accessory, multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 24 o Action Figure o 6.25″ o PI

SILVER AGE SUPERMAN SERIES 1: PERRY WHITE ACTION FIGURE

Perry White runs the Daily Planet with an unparalleled eye for honest journalism and is unknowingly Superman’s boss! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 24 o Action Figure o 6.375″ o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 3: GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE

A beacon of light that shines for justice and honor, Hal Jordan is the greatest champion of the Green Lantern Corps. This action figure features a lantern accessory, multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 3: THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE

The Clown Prince of Crime haunts his arch-rival Batman as he enters into the league of assembled villains. This action figure features a cane, multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 3: PLASTIC MAN ACTION FIGURE

With his shady past and an ability to bend his way into – and out of – any trouble, Plastic Man is ready for adventure! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 3: POISON IVY ACTION FIGURE

Poison Ivy, with her fearsome flora, is one of Gotham’s most powerful and exotic criminals. This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 3: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE

Imbued by the gods of myth with their strength, speed and wisdom, the Amazon princess Diana entered the “world of men” as Wonder Woman. This action figure features a lasso, multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o Action Figure o 6.5″ H o PI

SUPERMAN: COVER TO COVER- SUPERMAN #24 STATUE

Based on the art of Jack Burnley

Sculpted by Tony Cipriano

The second in a series of affordably priced statues based on a classic Superman cover! The Man of Steel stands tall in this patriotic statue, ready to protect the citizens of Metropolis. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 8.5″ tall x 4.75″ wide 4.75″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 3 o Statue o $55.00 US

WHO’S WHO MYSTERY BOX SET SERIES 1

DC Direct introduces a new figure line featuring pivotal moments in the history of the DCU! This series of 2.5″ scale micro trading figures features six of the greatest characters in DC Comics: Superman, Batman, The Joker, Shazam!, The Flash and Green Lantern. In addition, bonus parts included with each character can be combined to form a complete mini-Batmobile! Each figure comes in a “blind” mystery box for added collectibility. (Some minor assembly required.)

Retailers please note The Who’s Who Mystery Box SET Series 1 are intended for individual sale to consumers but are sold to retailers in a large self-display box which contains 20 individually sealed mystery boxes of DC Comics figures. Each series contains 6 different figures, each single mystery box contains 1 figure and a piece to the mini-Batmobile. Consult your retailer order form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 31 o Box-set o PI

SUPERMAN (SUPERMAN #205)

Re-create the exciting cover of Superman #205! Inspired by Jim Lee’s contemporary rendition of the Man of Steel. This story arc introduced brutal new villian Equus, and the intensity of this cover shows why Superman can be feared as well as respected!

THE FLASH (SHOWCASE #1)

Insipred by the art of Carmine Infantino, this micro version recreates the introduction of the Silver Age Flash! Police Scientist Barry Allen was struck by lightning mixed with an array of chemicals that transformed him into the Fastest Man Alive!

GREEN LANTERN (SHOWCASE #22)

When Abin Sur’s spaceship crashes to earth, the dying alien must pass the battery of power to another deserving earthman. Reaching out for “one without fear” the legacy is passed to test pilot Hal Jordan, and the greatest Green Lantern of them all is born!

SHAZAM (THE POWER OF SHAZAM!)

This scene is pulled from the pages of the classic hardcover book, which includes Shazam & Black Adam’s origin stories! This dramatic rendition of Shazam captures a defining moment in this hero’s history, as Billy Batson is sent out into the world as Shazam for the first time!

BATMAN (SHOWCASE #22)

Inspired by the art of Batman creator Bob Kane, this classic Batman pose is recreated by DC Direct in three dimensions for the first time! The Caped Crusader can be assembled to take his place as the watchful guardian of Gotham City!

THE JOKER (BATMAN #613)

Batman’s most crazed villian is brought to a whole new level of creepiness in this now-famous Hush story arc, featuring art by Jim Lee! The Joker in a Gotham alleyway hunched over the “body” of Batman’s longtime friend is a chilling sight indeed.

BATMAN WALL GARGOYLE STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA

Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC Direct presents this unique wall statue featuring Batman! This statue stands approximately 8″tall x 7″ wide x 4″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. This unique piece is designed to be displayed in 2 ways – the wall backdrop can be attached to the wall or can be displayed on your shelf. Only 2,000 of these hand-painted statues will be available for sale outside of Asia this year. Don’t miss your chance to own one!

On sale December 7 o Wall Statue o $79.99 U.S

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: CATWOMAN BUST

Designed by Adam Hughes

Sculpted by John G. Mathews

Continuing the stunning line of Women of the DC Universe busts designed by award-winning illustrator Adam Hughes! Catwoman is Gotham City’s master cat burglar – a sexy and dangerous feline fatale. This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5″ high x 2.25″ wide x 2″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 3 o Bust o $45.00 U.S.

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