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DC Comics solicitations for product shipping February, 2002

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DC Comics solicitations for product shipping February, 2002

BRUCE WAYNE: MURDERER?/FUGITIVE

DETECTIVE COMICS #767

Written by Greg Rucka and Judd Winick; art by Steve Lieber, Cliff Chiang and Mick Gray; cover by John McCrea

In stores February 13. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 8 – featuring the debut of new penciller Steve Lieber (Whiteout)! Is Sasha going to say Bruce committed the murder in order to get out of jail? Plus, chapter 5 in the “Josie Mac” backup serial, from writer Judd Winick (GREEN LANTERN) and artist Cliff Chiang (WONDER WOMAN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR).

FC, 40 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #66

Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Rick Burchett and Rob Leigh; cover by Michael Golden

In stores February 13. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 9! As Dick and Barbara dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding Bruce Wayne’s arrest, Lockhaven erupts into fiery chaos!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #26

Written by Devin Grayson, Cyrus Voris and Chris Bachalo; art by Roger Robinson, Bachalo, and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland

In stores February 20. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 10! As Bruce Wayne languishes in prison on a brutal murder charge, his closest allies try and come to terms with the horrific reality of the situation. Only…not everyone who loves him thinks he’s completely innocent. Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, “Bruce Wayne is Batman!,” written by Cyrus Voris & Chris Bachalo, with art by Bachalo (STEAMPUNK).

FC, 40 pg. $2.50

ROBIN #99

Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Todd Nauck and Pepoy

In stores February 20. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 11, guest-starring the BIRDS OF PREY. Bruce Wayne stands accused of murder, but Robin’s got to rescue a close friend. The secret behind Kip’s strange behavior is revealed, while Alfred goes undercover to investigate a suspect in the Bruce Wayne case and Robin and Spoiler join forces once more!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the CLASSIC ROBIN MINI-BUST and the JUST-US-LEAGUE OF STUPID HEROES: ALFRED E. NEUMAN AS ROBIN ACTION FIGURE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

BIRDS OF PREY #40

Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Phil Noto

In stores February 20. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 12! Black Canary picks up an unwanted sidekick in the Spoiler as she investigates the crime for which Bruce Wayne is accused. Meanwhile, Oracle begins to learn the secret that may have led to the murder, and Robin arrives just in time as the case against Bruce Wayne takes a dramatic turn. All that, and some disturbing news for Blue Beetle, too!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN #600

Written by Ed Brubaker with Patton Oswalt; art by Scott McDaniel, Stefano Gaudiano, James Tucker, Sergio Aragonés, Andy Owens, and Eric Shanower; cover by McDaniel

In stores February 27. Part 1 of “Bruce Wayne: Fugitive” kicks off in this special 64-page issue! Bruce Wayne is suspected of committing murder and is confronted by his allies in the Batcave – resulting in Batman and Nightwing going toe-to-toe in an amazing display of combat between teacher and student. This confrontation ends with a shocking betrayal by Batman and a startling new direction for the Batman titles! Plus, backup stories round out this issue featuring the talents of Stefano Gaudiano & Eric Shanower, James Tucker, and Patton Oswalt & Sergio Aragonés. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 64 pg. $3.95

BATMAN #1 – CHROMIUM (MILLENNIUM EDITION) – relist

Written by Gardner Fox, Bill Finger, Paul Gustavson, George Shute, Ted Raye, Guy Monroe, and George Papp; art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Sheldon Moldoff, Gustavson, Raye, and Papp; cover by Kane and Robinson

In stores February 27. Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN #600, this special Millennium Edition reprint is the first comic dedicated exclusively to the Dark Knight – featuring a chromium cover! This classic 1940 issue pitted the Dynamic Duo against the menaces of the Joker, Catwoman (referred to as “the Cat”), and Professor Hugo Strange. Also included: a 2-page retelling of Batman’s origin. Note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.

FC, 64 pg. PI

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #152

Written by J.M DeMatteis; art by Trevor Von Eeden and José Luis García-López; cover by John Cassaday

In stores February 6. “Grimm,” Part 4 of 5. If you thought Mother Grimm was bad for Batman’s and Robin’s health, wait until you meet Cyanide! She’s the flip side of Mother Grimm’s “goodness,” and she’s out for blood!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #87

Written by Dennis O’Neil; art by Sergio Cariello and James Pascoe; cover by Scott McDaniel and Cariello

In stores February 13. An assignment for Sister Lilhy leads Azrael to encounter a new foe. Will Jean Paul’s mysteriously increased strength be enough to deal with a new metagene-enhanced menace?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL #25

Written by Kelley Puckett; art and cover by Damion Scott and Robert Campanella

In stores February 6. Extra-sized issue! This is it! It’s the fight fans have been clamoring for since issue #8. It’s the rematch between Batgirl and Lady Shiva…to the death! In issue #23, Batgirl trained hard for this…but is she ready? Who ends up as the #1 martial artist in the DC Universe? Let’s put it this way: How bad is Cassandra’s death wish? For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 40 pg. $3.25

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #47

Written by Scott Peterson and Tim Levins; art by Levins and Terry Beatty; cover by Bob Smith and Beatty

In stores February 27. When the criminal doesn’t match up with the crime, Batman makes the rounds in Gotham’s underworld and learns there may be a crook in the long arm of the law.

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

BATMAN: OUTLAWS – relist

Written by Doug Moench; art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Charles Yoakum

In stores February 6. Reoffered to coincide with the release of VERTIGO’s S.C.I.-SPY miniseries, this hit 3-parter – featuring Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Huntress, and Batgirl – is also by the S.C.I.-SPY creative team of Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy.

#1 (of 3):

FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $4.95

#2 (of 3):

FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $4.95

#3 (of 3):

FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $4.95

CATWOMAN #4

Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Darwyn Cooke and Mike Allred; cover by Cooke

In stores February 27. It’s the climactic finish to the strangest case in Catwoman’s career. Catwoman finds herself face-to-face with the serial killer she’s been pursuing, but he’s like nothing she’s ever seen in her adventurous life! A battle royale ensues, as Catwoman must take one heck of a drastic measure to stop the threat – and save her own life!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #3
Written and illustrated by Frank Miller; cover by Miller

In stores February 27. The “grand finale” to comics’ most eagerly-awaited sequel. Let’s be honest – you don’t want to know what really goes on in this issue before you get a chance to watch it unfold for yourself. So let’s just say that it’s our humble opinion you aren’t going to be disappointed! Frank Miller and Lynn Varley bring their considerable talents to bear on the Batman epic of the decade!

FC, 80 pg. (3 of 3) Prestige Format $7.95

HARLEY QUINN #17

Written by Karl Kesel; art and cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

In stores February 13. At last, at long last, because absolutely no one demanded it! A certain man dressed in red and blue and endowed with tremendous abilities we could only describe as super, swoops onto the scene! That’s right, it’s…Bizarro? Am confused? Don’t be! Finally, someone who’ll appreciate Miss Harleen’s humor! But what could the Man of…well, something, want with our petite criminal half-mastermind?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

SUPERMAN #179

Written by Geoff Johns and Jeph Loeb; art by Ariel Olivetti; cover by Ed McGuinness and Cam Smith

In stores February 6. Featuring co-author Geoff Johns (JSA, THE FLASH) and guest-artist Ariel Olivetti (JLA/HAVEN: ARRIVAL). A new African-American hero emerges in New York as Superman deals with a crime in Harlem. The Man of Steel is forced to reconsider what makes a hero.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #601

Written by Joe Casey; art by Pete Woods and José Marzan, Jr.; cover by John Paul Leon

In stores February 13. “Cult of Persuasion” Part 1 of 2. You met disgruntled factory worker Cole Parker in issue #598 – he had the will to defeat Superman, but not the power. Someone’s changed all that, and now the Man of Steel has a deadly new enemy who’s come to cut him down to size…literally!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #123

Written by Mark Schultz; art by Yvel Guichet and Dexter Vines; cover by John Cassaday

In stores February 20. “Gangs of Metropolis” Part 1 of 3. The various factions in Metropolis unite as the B13 technology runs amok. Superman and Steel are caught in the middle of Metallo, LexCorp, Talia, the Cyber-Moths, and the environmental group Caeloss – as a turf war erupts in the bowels of the City of Tomorrow.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ACTION COMICS #788

Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Pascual Ferry and Cam Smith

In stores February 27. “Jikei Ketsuki: Mercy, Love & Blood” Part 1 of 2. Japanese heroes Byakko and Gunshin fight justice on their own terms and run smack into Superman – who doesn’t agree with their ideals. Can the Man of Steel convince them that killing is wrong before more lives are lost at the hands of Sakki, a villain who can turn any opponent’s anger into a weapon?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERBOY #97

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Dan DiDio; art by John McCrea and James Hodgkins; cover by Kilian Plunkett

In stores February 27. Wipeout, leader of the Slaughterhouse Six and extremely jealous boyfriend of Trixie, decides he’s going to take his frustrations out on The Kid. He better get in line, though – Superboy’s learning he’s made more than enough enemies since moving into Suicide Slum, the biggest of whom could well be Trixie herself!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERGIRL #67

Written by Peter David; art by Diego Barretto and Robin Riggs; cover by Leonard Kirk and Riggs

In stores February 20. The Demon Etrigan delightedly tries to play all sides against each other. He becomes aware that Supergirl is threatened by the mysterious captor of the Earth Angel, by Buzz’s wavering loyalties and by the demon worshippers who’d like to turn Supergirl into The Demon’s bride! Plus, the Bizarro Supergirl shows up in Leesburg, and her presence serves as a threat to Linda Danvers’ secret I.D.!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #66

Written by Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer; art by Aluir Amancio, Wayne Faucher and Terry Austin; cover by Mike Manley and Austin

In stores February 6. Final issue. “Power Play,” Part 2 of 2. Livewire has been a pawn in a game that’s brought Lex Luthor into a pact with Darkseid, who has transported them – along with the Man of Steel – to Apokolips!

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

SUPERMAN: ENDGAME TP – relist

Written by Joe Kelly, Jeph Loeb, Stuart Immonen, Mark Millar, and Mark Schultz; art by Butch Guice, Ed McGuinness, Immonen, Doug Mahnke, German Garcia, Kano, and various; cover by McGuinness and Cam Smith

In stores February 27. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPERMAN POSTER (solicited in Previews Vol. XI, #9), this trade paperback collects the beginning of penciller Ed McGuinness’ run on SUPERMAN, including the cover image that inspired the poster!

FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES TP – relist

Written by Jerry Siegel, Leo Dorfman, Edmond Hamilton, and Otto Binder; art by Curt Swan, Al Plastino, George Papp, Jim Mooney, Kurt Schaffenberger, Wayne Boring, John Forte, and various; cover by Swan and Plastino

In stores February 20. Reoffered to coincide with the SUPERMAN: DEPARTURE FROM KRYPTON STATUE (solicited in Previews Vol. XI, #9), this collection offers some of the best Superman tales of the ’60s – including a retelling of his origin, blasting off from Krypton in a rocketship!

FC, 240 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

DC UNIVERSE

DEADMAN #3

Written by Steve Vance; art by Josep Maria Beroy and Dan Green; cover by Beroy

In stores February 13. The latest adventures of everyone’s favorite dead hero continue! Deadman learns that crime lord Duroc’s latest shipment of drugs contains an ingredient that will turn users into homicidal maniacs – and the only way he can stop it is by becoming one of them!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DOOM PATROL #5

Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat

In stores February 6. Forget the Doom Patrol – this is where the Doom Force takes its place in the super-hero-team pantheon. But even though Robotman and the gang are still out there fighting crime, it’ll take the combined might of both the Force and the new new Doom Patrol (Metamorpho, Elongated Man, Dr. Light, and Beast Boy) to even challenge the might of Master Chinese demon Nao Yut and his six demon pals!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

FLASH COMICS #1 (MILLENNIUM EDITION) – relist

Written by Gardner Fox, Sheldon Moldoff and various; art by Harry Lampert, Moldoff, Dennis Neville, and various; cover by Moldoff

In stores February 6. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the GOLDEN AGE FLASH MINI-STATUE (solicited in Previews Vol. XI, #8), this true Golden Age classic features not only the debut of the first Flash, but also the first appearances of Hawkman, Johnny Thunder, and more!

FC, 64 pg. $3.95

THE FLASH #183

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Brian Bolland

In stores February 27. The original Trickster retired long ago…but there’s a newer, younger Trickster in Keystone City who’s got a 21st-century bag of tricks – all of them with the aim of making Flash’s life miserable!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC

Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox; art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson; cover by Infantino

In stores February 6. The third volume in the adventures of the Silver Age Flash reprints THE FLASH (first series) #117-124, which includes the “Flash of Two Worlds” story (from #123) that reintroduced the Golden Age Flash and first mentioned the concept of an “Earth-Two!” Featuring an introduction by DC’s Paul Levitz on the impact “Flash of Two Worlds” had on comics fandom. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 228 pg. Hardcover $49.95

GREEN ARROW #13

Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner

In stores February 27. One of the hottest DC titles begins its second year with a bang, as the newest story arc continues – featuring the father/son team-up of Oliver Queen and Connor Hawke. The two Green Arrow’s will have a lot of catching up to do…

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the JUST-US-LEAGUE OF STUPID HEROES: ALFRED E. NEUMAN AS GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

GREEN LANTERN #147

Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos

In stores February 6. Wheelchair-bound former Green Lantern John Stewart confronts his deepest, darkest secrets – a twisted journey through the psyche of a man who has had it all and lost it all. Meanwhile, the current Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner, spreads his newfound wings into near-godhood.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO POWER RING PROP, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW JOURNEY, OLD PATH TP – relist

Written by Judd Winick; art by Darryl Banks, Mark Bright, Dale Eaglesham, Rich Faber, Andy Smith, Jordi Ensign, and John Lowe; cover by Banks and Smith

In stores February 13. Reoffered to coincide with the GREEN LANTERN CORPS: KYLE RAYNER and FATALITY ACTION FIGURES (solicited in Previews Vol. XI, #8), this trade reprints GREEN LANTERN #129-136 – which includes the return of Fatality in a battle with Kyle.

FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

HAVEN: THE BROKEN CITY #3

Written by Ashley-Jayne Nicolaus and Matthew P. Schuster; art and cover by Ariel Olivetti

In stores February 20. A reporter’s visit to Haven offers more insights into the crash-landing that altered the landscape of the DCU! Learn how the Havenites have been changed by their arrival, and the plans that the president and his closest advisors have for America’s newest city. Plus, a cameo by Superman and the debut of Hank Velveeda!

FC, 32 pg. (3 of 9) $2.50

THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP

Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Pérez and Karl Kesel; painted cover by Alex Ross

In stores February 20. This unusual project, which spun out of the universe-changing events of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, returns in a new trade paperback edition – featuring an all-new painted wraparound cover by Alex Ross! Narrated by Harbinger (a central figure from CRISIS), HISTORY brings readers back through time and space to the dawn of creation, and continues on to the end of recorded history – as Harbinger reveals “the History of Heroism.” Featuring an appearance by virtually every character in the DC Universe of that time! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP – relist

Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo, and Jerry Ordway; painted cover by Pérez and Alex Ross

In stores February 20. Worlds lived. Worlds died. And the DC Universe was never the same after this earth-shattering saga that saw the deaths of many heroes and redefined the DC Universe forever. This trade paperback is reoffered to coincide with the release of THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE, which explores post-CRISIS continuity.

FC, 368 pg. Trade Paperback $29.95

IMPULSE #83

Written by Todd Dezago; art by Carlo Barberi and Juan Vlasco; cover by Barberi and Wayne Faucher

In stores February 13. Impulse encounters a foe within the walls of his own school who is capable of creating fearsome monsters out of thin air! It’s up to Bart to discover his new adversary’s secret(s)!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #63

Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen

In stores February 27. “Golden Perfect,” Part 2 of 3. The Lasso of Truth is severed. Now it seems that the very concept of truth itself has been fractured beyond repair – and the heroes of the Justice League must contend with a world capriciously redefined by the dreams and fears of the human race. Only Rama Khan of Jarhanpur seems to hold the key to their survival, but with the League stretched beyond its capacity, and Wonder Woman’s spirit broken, can even the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes stand and fight?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: SHOGUN OF STEEL

Written by Ben Raab; art and cover by Justiniano

ELSEWORLDS. In stores February 6. A rocketship from an exploding planet Krypton lands not in Smallville, but rather war-torn 14th century feudal Japan. When the baby from Krypton grows into a man, Hoshi, he is convinced by a ragtag band of warriors – Elseworlds versions of the Flash, Hawkman, and Batgirl, among others – to join a rebellion against the oppressive and cunning “Shogun of Steel.” For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

JSA #33

Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk, Keith Giffen, Keith Champagne, and Al Milgrom; cover by Rags Morales

In stores February 20. “Stealing Thunder,” Part 1 of 5. The Ultra-Humanite is back and the earth is now under his complete control. Alone in a world gone mad, Sand and Icicle must put aside their differences to defeat an army of DC’s greatest heroes. This story introduces a whole new JSA, and features the return of Hourman and the debut of the new Crimson Avenger! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JOHN BYRNE CREATING ROBIN

Written by Stan Lee (lead story) and Michael Uslan (backup); art by John Byrne and Terry Austin (lead) and John Severin (backup); covers by Byrne and Austin (front) and Adam Hughes (back)

In stores February 13. The road to CRISIS begins here as Stan Lee teams up with John Byrne & Terry Austin to present his take on Robin! An orphan gifted with great agility and intellect, the boy who would one day become Robin fell prey to the mysterious machinations of Reverend Dominic Darrk, who now orders him to attack Batman. Will the reluctant Robin find the strength to defy Darrk’s commands? Plus, a backup “On the Street” story by Michael Uslan (with Lee), illustrated by the legendary John Severin (DESPERADOES: QUIET OF THE GRAVE). For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

BATMAN: A LONELY PLACE OF DYING TP – relist

Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Pérez, Jim Aparo, Tom Grummett, Mike DeCarlo, and Bob McLeod; cover by Pérez

In stores February 13. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JOHN BYRNE CREATING ROBIN, this milestone trade paperback collects BATMAN #440-442 and NEW TEEN TITANS #60-61 – featuring the first appearance of the current-day Robin, Tim Drake.

FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $5.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #4

Written by Dan Slott; art by Min S. Ku and Dan Davis; cover by Ku

In stores February 13. In “World War of the Sexes,” the Justice League must find out why Wonder Woman’s Amazon sisters have turned against the world…starting with all the men! Can the League stop the female warriors before they conquer the planet?

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

THE LEGION #5

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Peter Snejbjerg; cover by Olivier Coipel and Lanning

In stores February 27. Returning to the Lost Galaxy in search of Shikari’s people, the star-navigating Kwai, Saturn Girl, Spark, Wildfire and Invisible Kid encounter the aftermath of the Progenitor’s destruction, and find themselves caught in the middle of a brutal, interspecies war of succession! And what lies in store for Saturn Girl and Spark as they return to the place where Live Wire gave his life?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the MAGIC & MYSTERY: MORDRU ACTION FIGURE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

ORION #23

Written by Walter Simonson; art by Simonson and Bob Wiacek; cover by Simonson

In stores February 20. A young teen and her ratty guardian cross paths with the angriest New God, Orion – and he’s got reason to be angry! A crime syndicate had him captured and maimed…and now he demands vengeance!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY #1

Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Tom Grummett and Wade Von Grawbadger; painted cover by Andrew Robinson

In stores February 13. DC’s newest super-team debuts in its own ongoing series! When the Power Company has to confront the mysterious machinations of Doctor Cyber, the team may find itself out of business before they’ve had a chance to set up shop! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PULP FICTION LIBRARY: MYSTERY IN SPACE TP – relist

Written by Edmond Hamilton, Gardner Fox, Len Wein, Paul Levitz, and various; art by Jack Kirby, Frank Frazetta, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Brian Bolland, and various; cover by Mitch O’Connell

In stores February 20. Reoffered, this jam-packed trade paperback collects the best science-fiction stories from more than fifty years of DC comics! Featuring appearances by such beloved characters as Adam Strange, the Atomic Knights, Space Cabby, Tommy Tomorrow, Captain Comet, and more! Reprinting 32 stories from such legendary series as MYSTERY IN SPACE, STRANGE ADVENTURES and MY GREATEST ADVENTURE!

FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

THE SPECTRE #14

Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Craig Hamilton and Jim Royal; cover by Ryan Sook

In stores February 6. Can a vicious predator control his own blood-lust? A monstrous vampire-lord isolates himself in a prison of his own devising to try to safeguard others – and to desperately attempt to cleanse his own miserably blackened soul. But the Spectre of God’s vengeance might have other plans for the murderous fiend, and not even Hal Jordan can stand in the way.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for an appearance of the Spectre in YOUNG JUSTICE #42, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

STARMAN: A STARRY KNIGHT TP

Written by James Robinson and David S. Goyer; art by Peter Snejbjerg, Steve Yeowell, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Keith Champagne; painted cover by Tony Harris

In stores February 27. Starman, accompanied by his comrade Mikaal and a Mother Box-produced hologram of his father, Ted Knight, begins a star-spanning quest with one near-impossible goal: to find the brother of his ladylove, Sadie. But an encounter with the mysterious Dark Colossus sends our reluctant hero spiraling through time and space. Reprints STARMAN #47-53. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

STARMAN: TO REACH THE STARS TP – relist

Written by James Robinson and Jerry Ordway; art by Tony Harris, Peter Krause, Gary Erskine, Matt Smith, Mike Mayhew, Wade von Grawbadger, Ray Snyder, and Dick Giordano; painted cover by Harris

In stores February 27. Reoffered to coincide with the release of STARMAN: A STARRY KNIGHT TP, this trade paperback immediately precedes it and reprints STARMAN #39-45 and THE POWER OF SHAZAM! #36 – where Jack Knight prepares for his ultimate trip to the stars. But first he goes toe to toe with Captain Marvel, and asks for help from the JLA!

FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

SUICIDE SQUAD #6

Written by Keith Giffen; art and cover by Paco Medina and Joe Sanchez

In stores February 13. A super-powered society appears mysteriously on an island in the Pacific and all that they desire is peace…at the cost of the world’s freedom. A new Squad is assembled to take this power-mad society out. But it’s easier said than done; there’s a reason this book is called SUICIDE SQUAD.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE TITANS #38

Written by Jay Faerber; art by Barry Kitson and Rich Faber; cover by Kitson

In stores February 20. While a young metahuman faces death in the DEO Orphanage’s hospital, the Titans make their final stand against Epsilon. This issue promises a conclusion that will leave at least one member of the Titans forever changed!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

WONDER WOMAN #179

Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Roy Allan Martinez, Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Adam Hughes

In stores February 27. Wonder Woman’s quest leads to Skartaris, where she confronts the new Villainy, Inc., that’s out to subjugate this world. Only the Amazon Princess can bring peace to the land of Warlords and kings. Plus, the Troia backup continues as Donna begins her own quest – to find the new Cheetah.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

YOUNG JUSTICE #42

Written by Peter David; art and cover by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker

In stores February 6. Guest-starring Hal Jordan, the Spectre! Finally, the Secret’s true origin is revealed! The Spectre takes Suzie back to relive moments of her past with some surprising revelations and connections to another DCU character.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

DEXTER’S LABORATORY #28

Written by Bobbi JG Weiss and Scott Roberts; art by John Delaney, Gary Fields and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Bill Wray

In stores February 27. For you, dear reader, this one time only – a guided tour of the boy genius’ genius brain! Plus, Dexter’s evil rival Mandark gets a little help and a lotta’ love from an evil assistant!

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

LOONEY TUNES #87

Written by Frank Strom, David Cody Weiss and Earl Kress; art by David Alvarez, Walter Carzon, John Costanza, and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo

In stores February 6. In which we learn the sordid secrets of superstars Sylvester and Tweety; Bugs Bunny writes a monster into a favorite fairy tale; and the stork delivers a big Tasmanian Devil surprise to the Three Bears.

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #24

Written by Ivan Velez, Jr.; art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy

In stores February 20. Lonely Mojo Jojo builds himself a monster bride for Valentine’s Day! Will the Girls have the heart to stop him…and her?

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

SCOOBY-DOO #57

Written by Robbie Busch and Terrance Griep Jr.; art by Joe Staton, Dave Hunt and Karen Matchette; cover by Staton and Hunt

In stores February 13. As a celebrating crowd rings in the Chinese New Year, Scooby gets in the middle of a freaky kidnapping! Plus, a pop star gets a spooky scare at his homecoming concert in Puerto Rico!

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

WILDSTORM

DIVINE RIGHT BOOK ONE TP

Written by Jim Lee; art and cover by Lee and Scott Williams

In stores February 27. Max Faraday, an underachieving student who spends all his time on the internet, inadvertently receives the Creation Equation – a formula capable of tapping the limitless power of the universe. Now, all who seek the Creation Equation, including I.O., the Coda Sisterhood, and the evil Cardinal Lazarus, will stop at nothing to wrench its secrets from Max. Collects DIVINE RIGHT #1-7. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS

FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

THE ESTABLISHMENT #6

Written by Ian Edginton; art and cover by Charlie Adlard

In stores February 20. The returning heroes have become media darlings. Having missed out on the last fifty years of history, everyone wants to know what they think of our modern world. However, not everyone is convinced they’re quite who they say they are – especially Mister Pharmacist – which is why the Alexandra’s ship’s doctor, Dr Rosemary, is quietly trying to kill him.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

FARSCAPE: WAR TORN #1

Written by Marv Wolfman; art by Robert Teranishi and Keith Aiken; photo cover

In stores February 6. The Sci-Fi Channel’s hit TV show is now a WildStorm comic! John Crichton and the crew of Moya arrive in a system inhabited by two different civilizations in the midst of a war. Moya’s crew must tread a delicate path to avoid fanning the flames of the war, while attempting to gain access to the information that could lead the travel-weary crew back to their homes. For more information, see the feature article. Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.

FC, 48 pg. (1 of 2) $4.95

GEN13 #74

Written by Adam Warren; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; cover by Warren

In stores February 20. In the shattering finale of the 4-part “Think Like a Gun,” Fairchild and her Gen13 teammates face a final, cataclysmic reckoning with their robotic guardian, Anna – now reprogrammed to carry out a dead man’s apocalyptic last wish. This story climaxes with a nasty and somewhat shocking plot twist!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

KINDRED II #2

Written by Brett Booth; art and cover by Booth and Sal Regla

In stores February 13. It’s out of the frying pan and into the fire, as Grifter and Backlash fight “tooth and claw” with the latest breed of Kindred. Unless they can set aside their shared past, these two heroes may not have a future.

FC, 32 pg. (2 of 4) $2.50

THE MONARCHY #11

Written by Doselle Young; art and cover by John McCrea and Garry Leach

In stores February 20. In issue #10, Chimera made its move against our reality. Now it’s time for Trelane and company to take their surgical strike to the heart of Chimera itself, for a second confrontation with The Higher Power. Meanwhile, Hank Bendix returns with a startling revelation about the missing head of The Monarchy.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ROBO DOJO #1

Written by Marv Wolfman, J. Torres and Conor Libby; art by Greg Lane, Dario Brizuela, Richard Bennett, and Vince Russell; cover by Michael Golden

In stores February 13. Extra-sized first issue! At the Mega Mecha Science Academy, the brightest young minds from around the globe are invited to develop their “robojin” – giant, powerful robotic constructs designed for everything from Mars exploration to deep-sea rescue. But others have something else in mind for Team Alpha and their robojin. Plus, a backup – NANOBOTZ – features the miniaturized heroes of Techno City! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 40 pg. $3.50

STEAMPUNK #11

Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Chris Bachalo and Richard Friend

CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores February 6. It’s the end of the “X” storyline – and for Cole Blaquesmith and friends it’s a time of fateful decisions and inevitable confrontations. Will Vicki choose Cole over Faust? Has Laslo joined Mambutu’s posse? Will Fiona find Cole? And how, exactly, is Fiona alive? You’ll find the answers to these questions, the secret to Stonehenge, and more – as we barrel toward issue #12!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TALEWEAVER #6

Written by Leonard Banaag; art and cover by Philip S. Tan and Gary Mayoralgo

In stores February 27. It all comes down to this as the renegade Helian forces and Empyrean army wage war over The Citadel. The clash of steel rings out and Axel the Taleweaver will have much to recount…if he survives the day. Can even his mystic power help the Helian League win The Citadel and take another step closer to freedom from the Empire?

FC, 32 pg. (6 of 6) $2.95

AMERICA’S BEST COMICS

GREYSHIRT: INDIGO SUNSET #4

Written by Rick Veitch; art by Veitch and John Severin; cover by Veitch

In stores February 13. This issue will bring a chill of “Recognition” as we see the fabulous Star of Indigo sapphire throughout the ages. With flashbacks featuring art by the legendary John Severin, we travel back to many lands and times, to fully explain the historical significance of this loveliest of gems…all so we can understand why two of Indigo’s most accomplished cat burglars are planning parallel heists. Plus, the latest edition of the Indigo Sunset newspaper in this issue with no ads!

FC, 32 pg. (4 of 6) $3.50

PROMETHEA #19

Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray; painted cover by Williams

In stores February 27. In our earthly realm, there are interesting developments between Grace and Stacia, as the FBI continues its investigation into Promethea. Meanwhile, Sophie and Barbara reach the absolute furthest ends of the universe, the blue Jupiterian fourth sphere of the Tree of Life, but who will they encounter? Featuring some breathtakingly beautiful fully-painted sequences by J.H. Williams III.

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOM STRONG #16

Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story

In stores February 20. Beginning a multi-part storyline that will include the return of some exciting characters from past issues! Featuring the return of the Modular Man – who is now master of Venus – and the Strongmen of America. Plus, the introduction of a mysterious “Space Cowboy” who is on his way to Earth, just ahead of an advancing alien armada. Is he the point guard of an invasion? Or something else?

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOM STRONG BOOK TWO HC

Written by Alan Moore; art by Chris Sprouse, Al Gordon, Kyle Baker, Hilary Barta, Paul Chadwick, Russ Heath, Pete Poplaski, and Alan Weiss; painted cover by Sprouse and Jose Villarrubia

In stores February 6. From the fearsome depths of a fiery volcano to the furthest reaches of space! From Terra Obscura to the very ends of time! From a central American jungle to alternate dimensions! This book has something for everyone! Reprinting TOM STRONG #8-14, and featuring the likes of Tom Strange, Warren Strong, time travel, other dimensions, and interstellar family trips! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 192 pg. Hardcover $24.95

TOM STRONG BOOK ONE TP – relist

Written by Alan Moore; art by Chris Sprouse, Al Gordon, Arthur Adams, Dave Gibbons, Gary Frank, and Jerry Ordway; cover by Sprouse and Gordon

In stores February 6. Reoffered to coincide with the release of TOM STRONG BOOK TWO HC, this first collection allows you to catch up with AMERICA’S BEST COMICS’ foremost science hero – reprinting the first seven issues of TOM STRONG.

FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

HOMAGE COMICS

FOUR WOMEN #5
Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth; painted cover by Kieth

In stores February 6. The dramatic conclusion to Sam Kieth’s chilling series answers many of our questions, as Donna comes clean with her therapist. Have you guessed what really happened in the car on the way to the wedding? In that car, on that day, would you have fought for survival or friendship? Forgiveness sometimes comes from the place you least expect it. Even through a locked door…if you’re lucky.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (5 of 5) $2.95

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #33

Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson

In stores February 27. Part 3 of “The Counterfifth Detective.” As private eye Milo Garret continues his investigations into who scarred him for life, that same life takes a decidedly different turn. When a tough-talking gal with a chip on her shoulder and the money to prop it up hires Milo for a special job, the payday’s too good to refuse. That, and Milo figures there may be a bonus in it…

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

AMERICAN CENTURY #12

Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Luke Ross and Fabio Laguna; painted cover by Glen Orbik

In stores February 20. Part 3 of the 4-Part “White Lightning,” featuring guest-pencils by Luke Ross (X-Man). Harry Kraft rides shotgun with uptight ATF Agent Gilmore after Sheriff Falk is mortally wounded in a gun-blazing car chase with local moonshiners. Harry and Gilmore are dead set on nailing the bad guys, if they don’t kill each other first. The Korean War hits home as Wallace Pitt mourns the death of his son, and Lorelei makes a decision that will change her relationship with Harry forever.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #10

Written by Robert Rodi; art by Yannick Paquette and Jason Martin; cover by Tomas Giorello

In stores February 27. “Undressed to Kill” Part 1 of 3. Angela Devlin heads to Paris, on the trail of a fiendish Russian slavemaster. But who apprehends whom? Plus, Go-Go is confronted with the truth about his origins!

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE CRUSADES #12

Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Kelley Jones and Ron Randall; painted cover by Duncan Fegredo

In stores February 6. The second Crusade ends in a heartstopping showdown! Venus fights for her life in the Knight’s hidden enclave, Detective Petronas fights to crack the mystery of the Knight before his rank is pulled, and the Knight himself fights a force that could stop his crusades once and for all! Could it actually be radio raven Anton Marx who has the only words of sanity that can calm his quaking city?

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GRIP: THE STRANGE WORLD OF MEN #4
Written and illustrated by Gilbert Hernandez; cover by Hernandez

In stores February 13. Tension mounts in Foxy’s strip club as Daisy dances and Detective Garcia continues his effortless search for his missing partner, Detective Gideon. As The Mystery Girls prepare for an all-out attack, gangster wanna-be Sammy holds Joe Hook at gunpoint. And precocious little Echo reveals what’s underneath her eyepatch…which will blow everyone’s mind – especially Mike Chang’s – if anyone can find him.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (4 of 5) $2.50

HELLBLAZER #171

Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet

In stores February 27. “Ashes and Dust” Part 2 of 5. As the investigation into John Constantine’s murder continues, one thing becomes exceedingly clear: Nobody’s certain exactly what happened. An array of bizarre witnesses each has different takes on what they saw – or what they thought they saw – which leaves investigators scratching their heads and sifting through clues.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HELLBLAZER: GOOD INTENTIONS TP

Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet

In stores February 13. It’s time for Constantine to pay his respects to “Lucky” Fermin’s kin out in the hills of West Virginia, and tell them exactly what went wrong with his death. But in the little town of Doglick, WV, Constantine finds things happening that not even he could expect, and also discovers that whether he likes it or not, he’s involved in them as well…up to his neck. Reprints HELLBLAZER #151-156. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS

FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #8

Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Jon Foster

In stores February 13. Part 1 of the 4-part “The Evil Gene” – an ideal jumping-on point for readers. Back in London, Tim finds out what Nick, Ash Walker, Iolanthe and even Mr. Lily have been up to for the past five years. But even more alarmingly, he meets Dr. Fabien – a scientist who claims to have isolated the gene that causes evil behavior. If Tim decides to be tested, will he want to know the answer? For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the MAGIC & MYSTERY: TIM HUNTER ACTION FIGURE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

LUCIFER #23

Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller

In stores February 20. In Part 3 of the 3-part “Paradiso,” the Basanos’s bloody assault on Lucifer’s cosmos culminates in a direct confrontation and a battle to the death. But for once the Morningstar finds that the trump cards have been dealt to someone else. Hybrid angel Elaine Belloc and the obnoxious imp Gaudium form an alliance in the amazing conclusion to this storyline.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE MYSTERY PLAY SC – relist

Written by Grant Morrison; painted art and cover by Jon J Muth

In stores February 13. Reoffered, this tense psychological thriller by New X-Men and INVISIBLES writer Grant Morrison and MOONSHADOW painter Jon J Muth is a descent into a hallucinatory world of guilt and sacrifice. Accusation and suspicion threaten to tear a small English town apart when the actor playing God in a local religious play is brutally murdered.

MATURE READERS

FC, 80 pg. Softcover $9.95

OUTLAW NATION #18

Written by Jamie Delano; art by Goran Parlov and Goran Sudzuka; painted cover by Glenn Fabry

In stores February 20. All bets are off as events overtake Story Johnson and he has to confront the vicious truth of Old Asa’s spiteful genocide. There’s no more time for hiding in a fog of fine words: It’s going to take hard thinking, fast footwork and considerable luck to save the Johnson spirit from extinction now. Just as well Story has Nurse Dolores along to stiffen his resolve.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE THESSALIAD #2

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Shawn McManus and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Dave McKean

In stores February 13. The dark fantasy quest continues as Thessaly – a practical but deadly witch – and her annoying ghost sidekick, Fetch, ride the ever-changing Allegorical Subway. Each stop not only reveals a dangerous challenge between gatekeeper and traveler but also boasts cameos from some surprising characters from THE SANDMAN. Plus, ritual magic rules as the homeless gods who are hunting Thessaly get closer to their prey.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (2 of 4) $2.50

Look for THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS SIGNATURE SERIES PRINT, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

S.C.I.-SPY #1

Written by Doug Moench; art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Gulacy

In stores February 6. Sebastian Starchild, like all great secret agents, is a stubborn lone wolf with a penchant for the ladies and a knack for saving the world – or in his case, the universe. He’s got a flashy ray gun, a floating cyber sidekick, and a galaxy-hopping starship. In short, he’s a new kind of secret agent for a new era of comics readers. In the genre-bending first issue, Starchild is off to battle space pirates. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (1 of 6) $2.50

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #53

Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; cover by Glenn Fabry

In stores February 13. Part 2 of the 3-part “The Cure.” She’s the last surviving witness to presidential sexual misconduct. And the only thing between her and a bullet in the brain is a crazed journalist with: (A) a degenerative brain disease, (B) a drug habit that could kill a pack of rhinos, or (C), the physical strength of a small, drunken rat. (The answer: (D) All of the above).

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #415
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots

In stores February 6. We’re in the mood for looooove, simply because you read us! This Valentine’s Day, get your sweetheart a year’s subscription to MAD Magazine! On second thought, scratch that. This relationship might be a keeper. What do you mean you don’t have a sweetheart?

FC/B&W, 48 pg. Magazine Format $2.99

MAD XL #14
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots

In stores February 13. Another jam-packed issue of MAD XL contains the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers’ Choice picks, and other fun features!

B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

DC DIRECT

CLASSIC ROBIN MINI-BUST

Designed and Sculpted by Tim Bruckner

Advance-solicited; in stores May 8. Continuing the line of DC Direct mini-busts that began with the CLASSIC SUPERMAN and CLASSIC BATMAN MINI-BUSTS! Now, Robin joins his classic Golden Age mentor as a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-bust, featuring the Boy Wonder loading his slingshot to use against the crooks threatening the safety of Gotham City! The CLASSIC ROBIN MINI-BUST stands overall with base approximately 4 1/2″ tall x 5 1/4″ wide. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The CLASSIC ROBIN MINI-BUST is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Mini-Bust $45.00

GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO POWER RING PROP

Sculpted by Sam Greenwell

Advance-solicited; in stores June 26. The series of Green Lantern Power Ring Props continues with the GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO POWER RING PROP! Once one of the greatest of the Green Lanterns, Sinestro of Korugar was corrupted by his power and was stripped of his ring by the Guardians of the Universe. But a yellow Power Ring from the anti-matter universe of Qward returned Sinestro to power…and made him one of the greatest threats the GL Corps and the universe has ever faced! Sinestro’s ring is faithfully recreated in yellow-coated metal, set in a base against a fully sculpted, cold-cast porcelain bust of the villain himself standing approximately 5″ tall on a 3 1/2″ diameter base. The ring is removable from the base but is not intended to be worn. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO POWER RING PROP is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Prop $89.95

JUST-US-LEAGUE OF STUPID HEROES: ALFRED E. NEUMAN AS GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores June 19. The stupidity just keeps on coming with a new entry in the line of JUST-US-LEAGUE OF STUPID HEROES: ALFRED E. NEUMAN AS GREEN ARROW! MAD MAGAZINE’s resident moron straps on a bow and arrow to fight the bad guys as the Emerald Archer, Green Arrow. This ridiculous action figure features multiple points of articulation, stands approximately 6 1/8″ tall, and comes packaged with a golf bag-quiver, an extra set of hands, a bow that looks like a fishing rod, and a plunger arrow. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The ALFRED E. NEUMAN AS GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Action Figure PI

JUST-US-LEAGUE OF STUPID HEROES: ALFRED E. NEUMAN AS ROBIN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores June 19. The world needs heroes! Unfortunately, the best we can do is MAD MAGAZINE’s own gap-toothed idiot, with the ALFRED E. NEUMAN AS ROBIN ACTION FIGURE! Battling The Joker is gonna be the least of Batman’s worries with this “hero” fighting at his side! This moronic action figure features multiple points of articulation, stands approximately 6 1/8″ tall, features a cloth cape and comes packaged with a sling shot and a lollipop emblazoned with the “Bat-signal.” Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The ALFRED E. NEUMAN AS ROBIN ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Action Figure PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE

Sculpted by Karen Palinko

Advance-solicited; in stores May 22. DC Direct continues its line of cold-cast porcelain maquettes with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE! Maquettes are statues designed for the series and usually produced exclusively for the artists and animators as the definitive models on which to base their drawings. Now DC Direct is making these special maquettes available to fans. Superman stands approximately 9″ high x 4 1/2″ wide on a 3 1/2″ diameter base. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews. This maquette may be sold in other outlets simultaneously with comics specialty shops.

FC, Maquette $89.95

MAGIC & MYSTERY: MORDRU ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores June 5. Mordru…the Dark Lord! A cruel being of immeasurable magical power, Mordru conquered the sorcerer’s world of Zerox and plotted the conquest of the galaxy. In a great battle, Mordru met defeat at the hands of the Legion of Super-Heroes by trapping him underground. Contained, but never truly defeated, the threat of this maniacal mage re-emerges in this stunning action figure – featuring multiple points of articulation and standing approximately 7″ tall. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The MAGIC & MYSTERY: MORDRU ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Action Figure PI

MAGIC & MYSTERY: PHANTOM STRANGER ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores June 5. He walks the mystic planes in search of troubled souls to whom he can offer assistance. He is just a stranger – a being whose origins are shrouded in mystery and antiquity but whose heart is on the side of aiding mankind. The PHANTOM STRANGER ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation, stands approximately 6 1/2″ tall. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The MAGIC & MYSTERY: PHANTOM STRANGER ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Action Figure PI

MAGIC & MYSTERY: TIM HUNTER ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores June 5. From the pages of VERTIGO’s HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC comes the original young mage in training, Tim Hunter! Destined for greatness in the realm of the mystic arts, Tim Hunter travels the world of the mundane and the supernatural in search of wisdom. The TIM HUNTER ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation, stands approximately 6 1/4″ tall and comes packaged with an owl. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The MAGIC & MYSTERY: TIM HUNTER ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Action Figure PI

THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS SIGNATURE SERIES PRINT
Advance-solicited; in stores May 22. DC Direct continues its line of SIGNATURE SERIES prints with the stunning THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS PRINT, featuring art by Yoshitaka Amano from THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS graphic novel. This print, featuring Morpheus, is signed by Amano and Sandman writer Neil Gaiman. Numbered and double-matted, this prints measures approximately 16″ x 22″ (with an image area measuring 10 1/2″ x 14 1/2″), and includes a certificate of authenticity. Retailers, please note: THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS SIGNATURE SERIES PRINT is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Print $99.95

CATWOMAN ANIMATED STATUE

Sculpted by Barsom; based on designs by Ty Templeton

Pre-solicited; in stores June 12. Continuing DC Direct’s series of female characters inspired by Batman: The Animated Series! Her safe-cracking chores finished, Catwoman takes a moment to relax with a feline friend and admire the loot from her latest job. The CATWOMAN ANIMATED STATUE is a hand-painted resin statue, standing approximately 7 1/2″ tall x 5 1/8″ wide x 5 7/8″ deep and comes with a resin jewel hanging on a black string. Perfect for display along with DC Direct’s other Gotham Girls: BATGIRL, POISON IVY and HARLEY QUINN ANIMATED STATUES. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The CATWOMAN ANIMATED STATUE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is pre-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for March-released product, solicited in next month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Statue $99.95

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