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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping February, 2006

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DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in February of 2006.

DC Solicitations – Last Six Months


BATMAN: YEAR ONE HUNDRED #1

Written by Paul Pope

Art and cover by Pope

Acclaimed writer/illustrator Paul Pope (SOLO, 100%) delivers a startling four-issue miniseries set in Gotham City in the year 2039! Detective Gordon, grandson of Commissioner Jim Gordon, is baffled when a Federal agent is found murdered on his beat.

The investigation gets darker when the prime suspect is a man without an identity, a man who shouldn’t exist-the Batman! Here begins a mystery of epic proportions, a century in the making!

Please see the Dynamic Forces section of PREVIEWS for a signed edition.

On sale February 15 o 1 of 4 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US Edited by Bob Schreck


BATMAN #650

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen

Cover by Jock

The mystery behind Jason Todd reaches a crescendo when the Dark Knight’s former sidekick holds hostage the villain responsible for his own murder! It’s a three-way showdown between Batman, the Red Hood, and the Joker!

Please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews for a signed edition.

On sale February 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


DETECTIVE COMICS #816

Written by Shane McCarthy

Art and cover by Cliff Chiang

Part 2 of the 2-part “Victims!” Batman sets a trap for the sadistic Mr. Zsasz, and Alfred Pennyworth is the bait! Can the Dark Knight stop the killer from adding another notch to his scarred flesh?

On sale Feb 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: WAR CRIMES TP

Written by Andersen Gabrych, Bill Willingham, Devin Grayson, Bruce Jones and Will Pfeifer

Art by Pete Woods, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and others

Cover by James Jean

A pivotal collection featuring BATMAN #643-644, DETECTIVE COMICS #809-810, and material from BATMAN ALLIES SECRET FILES 2005 and BATMAN VILLAINS SECRET FILES 2005!

On sale Feb 15 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US


BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #200

Written by Eddie Campbell & Daren White

Art and cover by Bart Sears

A stunning new stand-alone story written by Eddie Campbell (BATMAN: ORDER OF THE BEASTS, From Hell, Bacchus) & Daren White (BATMAN: ORDER OF THE BEASTS, Bacchus) with amazing art by Bart Sears (WARLORD)! The Emergency Room of Gotham General Hospital is overwhelming for a rookie doctor on the best of days…but the hospital scene becomes pure pandemonium when the Joker is admitted – by Batman! But the Joker knows a secret that threatens all of Gotham City…and Batman must keep him alive at all costs to determine just what it is!

On sale February 8 o 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US


BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #7

Written by Andrew Helfer

Art by Tan Eng Huat

Cover by Pat Lee

Batman finds himself at a crossroads early in his career! With the threat of the Carrier behind him, romance has entered the Dark Knight’s civilian life. Is this Bruce Wayne’s chance for a normal, happy life? It looks like it – until a new threat blasts Batman back to his tortured reality.

On sale Feb 22 o 7 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #74

Written by A.J. Lieberman

Art by Diego Olmos & Bit

Cover by Claudio Castellini

Batman must deal with Hush, the Joker, and their private war! But these two villains are forcing Batman to reexamine the rules he’s lived by his entire life, and the only way to stop the mayhem may be to break one of those sacred tenets. Final issue.

On sale Feb 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #4

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Wagner

In the sinister grip of genetic mutants, the Batman learns first-hand that common criminals are not the worst evil to threaten Gotham. It’s an all-out slugfest as Batman pushes his training to the limit and goes toe-to-hideous-toe with the Monster Men!

On sale Feb 1 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATGIRL #73

Written by Andersen Gabrych

Art by Pop Mhan & Jesse Delperdang

Cover by Tim Sale

Life and death maintain a tenuous balance at the edge of the Lazarus Pit. A major character has died. Now a battle must be fought between two old foes…and only one will survive. We’re not giving away any secrets, except to say that this is the end of Batgirl!

On sale Feb 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


CATWOMAN #52

Written by WIll Pfeifer

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Adam Hughes

The Black Mask obliterated everything Catwoman had built in the East End, destroyed her sister’s mind, and nearly killed Holly. Now the moment you’ve been waiting for is here, as they finally face off! And a decision will be made that Selina can never reverse!

On sale Feb 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


GOTHAM CENTRAL #40

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Kano & Stefano Gaudiano

Cover by Sean Phillips

Gotham’s police squad has been forever altered, and before all is said and done, another officer will be gone. The detectives of the MCU look to close perhaps their most important case, while Montoya’s downward spiral reaches a dangerous conclusion that could shatter her life. Final issue.

On sale Feb 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


NIGHTWING #117

Written by Devin Grayson

Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

Deathstroke’s endgame is in play, and not everyone will make it out in one piece! On the run from the deadly Society, Nightwing is in for the fight of his life. Guest-starring Oracle and a whole mess of villains as we wrap up one of the biggest Dick Grayson stories ever!

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


ROBIN #147

Written by Bill Willingham & Bill Williams

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

A special issue guest-starring the Teen Titans! Robin and his friends race against the clock on a mission for a friend. But deep in the bowels of Cadmus Labs, terror lurks in the form of a Brainiac experiment gone horribly wrong!

On sale February 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPERMAN #226

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Tim Sale, Ed Benes and Dan Jurgens

Cover by Ed McGuinness

Part 1 of “This Is Your Life, Superman,” a 3-part tale running through all three Superman titles in February! Witness the arrival of Kal-L, the Last Son of Krypton! Learn how he grew up to be the greatest hero of Earth-2. This issue includes a special origin album by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale, the creative team behind SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS!

On sale February 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #649

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Karl Kerschl, Ed Benes and Dan Jurgens

Cover by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos

The conclusion to the 3-part “This Is Your Life, Superman!” Relive the climactic adventure of Earth-2’s Man of Steel as his world falls apart during the events of the original CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.

On sale Feb 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


ACTION COMICS #836

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Ed Benes and Dan Jurgens

Cover by Mark Schultz

Part 2 of the 3-part “This Is Your Life, Superman!” Superman is caught by the one person he can’t defeat: Lois Lane! Witness the undying love story of the greatest couple of Earth-2, and how their love could bring about the end of the universe.

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPERGIRL #6

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

Covers by Churchill & Rapmund and Michael Turner

There can only be one true Supergirl, and there’s only one person who can help Kara win that title: Superman! They’ve thrown down before, but now Superman has to stop Supergirl – even if it means the most unexpected death of all! Don’t miss this special issue guest-starring Batman and Wonder Woman! Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers by Churchill & Rapmund and Michael Turner. Please see order form for details.

On sale February 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN: THE DAILY PLANET TP

Written and illustrated by various

Cover by Kevin Nowlan

This 192-page Superman collection revolves around the Daily Planet newspaper and its staff. Featuring classic stories with reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane, photographer Jimmy Olsen, Editor-in-chief Perry White, and many more – showing how far they will go to get a great story!

This volume reprints select stories from ACTION COMICS #211, 429, 436, and 461, SUPERMAN (first series) #280, SUPERMAN’S GIRLFRIEND, LOIS LANE #17, 24, 45, and 56, SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #42, 63, 75, and 124.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 1 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US


SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC

Written by Otto Binder, Bill Finger, Robert Bernstein and others

Art by Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, Al Plastino and others

Cover by Swan & Stan Kaye

The exploration of the Silver Age of Superman continues with this volume collecting stories from ACTION COMICS #248-254 AND SUPERMAN # 127-131 (1959)! Featuring the introductions of Lori Lemaris, Metallo and Bizarro, the return of Mr. Mxyzptlk, and more.

On sale Feb 1 o 240 pg, FC, $49.99 US


SUPERMAN: THE JOURNEY TP

Written by Mark Verheiden and Gail Simone

Art and cover by Ed Benes, John Byrne and Nelson

The events that have turned the DCU upside down are reflected in this collection of stories from SUPERMAN #117, 121-125 with pages from ACTION COMICS #83. After his first contact with an OMAC, Superman must contend with the arrivals of Bizarro and Zoom i before dealing once and for all with a souped-up Blackrock!

On sale Feb 22 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US


INFINITE CRISIS #5

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning

Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez

The DCU shakes apart as Superman of Earth 2 finally confronts our Superman. Meanwhile, heroes are disappearing throughout the DC Universe, a transformed villain returns, and the mystics of every world and dimension seek help from the very Spirit that is destroying them. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (approximately 50%) and Pérez (approximately 50%).

On sale February 15 o 5 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


RANN/THANAGAR WAR: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL

Written by Dave Gibbons

Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos

Cover by Gibbons & Michael Bair

Infinite Crisis is here – and the Cosmic Storm rages out of control, threatening the fate of the entire universe! While the Rannian and Thanagarian flagships each suspect that the other is responsible for the disturbances, Donna Troy must lead her team of space champions into the cosmos in an attempt to prevent total destruction. But as the war rages on, a startling discovery will be uncovered, one hero will be forever changed, and another will make the ultimate sacrifice.

On sale February 1 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

INFINITE CRISIS SECRET FILES 2006

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by Dan Jurgens with Jerry Ordway & Marc Campos

Cover by Ivan Reis & Campos

Don’t miss this important side chapter of the INFINITE CRISIS saga! Superman of Earth-2, his wife, Lois Lane of Earth-2, Alex Luthor of Earth-3 and Superboy from Earth Prime: the last survivors of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. What happened to them after CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS is finally revealed here for the first time by one of the masterminds behind that landmark event: writer Marv Wolfman (NEW TEEN TITANS)! Learn what these heroes have been doing, how they have changed, and how their reappearance will force the DCU’s heroes to reexamine themselves. This is the one Secret Files you dare not miss!

On sale February 22 o 64 pg, FC, $5.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS

Written by Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka and Judd Winick

Art by Rags Morales, Ed Benes, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis and others

Cover by Jim Lee & Alex Ross

Reoffered to coincide with INFINITE CRISiS SECRET FILES 2006, this is the book that helped set the events of INFINITE CRISIS in motion!

On sale Feb 22 o 80 pg, FC, $1.99 US o RELIST

PRELUDE TO INFINITE CRISIS

Written and illustrated by various Composite cover

Reoffered to coincide with INFINITE CRISIS SECRET FILES 2006, this volume collects the crossover story from THE FLASH #219 and WONDER WOMAN #214, plus the lead story from SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2004. Along with these are select pages from nearly two dozen other DCU comics, with new text adding context to each story sequence.

On sale Feb 15 o 96 pg, FC, $5.99 US o RELIST


ALL STAR ARCHIVES VOL. 0 HC

Written by Gardner Fox, Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger,

Jon L. Blummer, Ken Fitch, John B. Wentworth, and various

Art by Sheldon Moldoff, Martin Nodell, Bernard Bailey, Creig Flessel, Chad Grothkopf, Jon L. Blummer, Everett Hibbard, William Smith and Stan Aschmeier

Cover by Howard Purcell

From the Golden Age of comics – a special volume collecting the early individual adventures of the members of the Justice Society of America from ALL STAR COMICS #1 and #2 at a special price! While ALL STAR COMICS #3 was unquestionably one of comics’ greatest milestones, issues #1 and #2 were also impressive in their own right. Virtually every founding member of the (yet-to-debut) original JSA lineup – minus Superman and Batman – was represented in these individual adventures, and most of the stories are written and drawn by their original creators. ALL STAR ARCHIVES Vol. 0 is the perfect preface to the 11-volume complete reprinting of every JSA adventure from the Golden Age.

Now the entire body of these “All Star” exploits is in print and available to all those who were there when they were published the first time around – or wish they had been!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 15 o 144 pg, FC, $39.99 US


AQUAMAN #39

Written by John Arcudi

Art by Leonard Kirk & Andy Clarke

Cover by Brian Bolland

Aquaman has lost his kingdom for a second time, and chaos closes in on the unsure hero in the form of Black Manta. It’s a fight that may make or break Aquaman, just as an important part of his past reemerges.

On sale Feb 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BLOOD OF THE DEMON #12

Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer

Art by Byrne & Dan Green

Cover by Byrne

When Lucifer fell, he took one-third of all the heavenly host with him to dwell in Hell! Now, they all want Etrigan!

On sale Feb 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BIRDS OF PREY #91

Written by Jim Alexander

Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Jesus Saiz

Guest writer Jim Alexander (BATMAN: 80-PAGE GIANT) teams up with guest artists Walker and Palmiotti (MANHUNTER, CATWOMAN) for a stand-alone tale of a sought-after organ donor whose plight is personal to two of the Birds!

On sale Feb 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BIRDS OF PREY: BETWEEN DARK AND DAWN TP

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Ed Benes, Ron Adrian, Jim Fern, Eric Battle, Eduardo Barreto and others

Cover by Matt Haley

A new volume collecting BIRDS OF PREY #69-75! Huntress goes undercover to infiltrate a religious cult with a dangerous secret, while Black Canary and Oracle uncover the true nature of Sovereign Brusaw’s organization.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 29 o 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US


DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC

Written by Arnold Drake

Art by Bruno Premiani and Bob Brown

Cover by Brian Bolland

An amazing hardcover collecting DOOM PATROL #98-105 and CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #48 (1966)! Witness a new “unofficial” member, a wedding, and the Challengers of the Unknown! Featuring an introduction by comics historian Bill Schelly and a new cover by Brian Bolland!

On sale Feb 15 o 240 pg, FC, $49.99 US


FIRESTORM #22

Written by Stuart Moore

Art by Eddy Barrows & Rob Stull

Cover by Jamal Igle & Stull

“Building a Better Firestorm” concludes as Jason Rusch and a new partner must reconstruct the Nuclear Man – from the atoms up! But with the INFINITE CRISIS raging, can Firestorm rejoin Donna Troy’s team in time? Guest-starring the DCU’s newest hero: Jason’s dad!

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


GREEN LANTERN #9

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentis Rollins

Covers by Simone Bianchi & Ethan Van Sciver

The rematch you’ve been waiting for since the end of GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH! Strange deaths in Gotham City point to an all-new Tattooed Man. But can Green Lantern and Batman work together long enough to stop this artistic string of murders? Plus, Batman gets a power ring? Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers Simone Bianchi & Ethan Van Sciver. Please see order form for details.

On sale February 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN ARROW #59

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Paul Lee & Dan Davis

Cover by James Jean

Arrow for arrow,bow versus bow, Green Arrow faces off against Merlyn; and in the balance lies the fate of Star City’s millions of citizens! How many can the Emerald Archer save when at every turn another deadly explosion rocks his beloved hometown?

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


GREEN ARROW: MOVING TARGETS TP

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Phil Hester, Tom Fowler, Eric Battle, Tommy Castillo and others

Cover by James Jean

Collecting GREEN ARROW #40-50, guest-starring the Teen Titans and Outsiders! Star City’s underworld has been taken over by Brick, who, along with the Riddler, wants Green Arrow dead! And Mia Dearden, Green Arrow’s new ward, also faces new highs and lows!

On sale February 1 o 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US


HARD TIME SEASON TWO #3

Written by Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes

Art by Brian Hurtt & Steve Bird

Cover by Hurtt

The delusional serial killer Cutter settles in among State Penitentiary’s inmates, charming some and terrifying others – and he’s got a supernaturally strong effect on Ethan Harrow!

On sale Feb 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


HAWKMAN #49

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Chris Batista & Cam Smith

Cover by Adam Kubert

Concluding the 3-part “Coalition in Crisis!” The repercussions of the Rann/Thanagar War climax as Hawkman and Hawkgirl face their feelings for each other with total annihilation looming ahead. There’s no turning back now, and the imminent Crisis may determine their ultimate fate.

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 1 TP

Written by Len Wein, Robert Kanigher, Gerry Conway and others

Art by Bernie Wrightson, Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Alex Toth and others

Cover by Joe Orlando

Do you dare to enter…the House of Mystery? Everyone who does will find a full 22 issues of this classic DC series! Beginning with editor Joe Orlando’s first issue (#174), this 552-page black-and-white trade paperback features a wealth of art from macabre masters!

On sale Feb 8 o 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US


JSA: BLACK VENGEANCE TP

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Don Kramer, Keith Champagne and various

Cover by Alex Ross

Don’t miss a new collection featuring JSA #68-75 plus pages from 66-67! The Spectre, without a human host, is running rampant, meting out a brutal form of justice encouraged by the new Eclipso! Plus, Atom Smasher seeks forgiveness, Degaton’s plan to destroy the JSA is thwarted, and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 1 o 200 pg, FC, $??.99 US


JLA #125

Written by Bob Harras

Art by Tom Derenick & Dan Green

Cover by Daniel Acuña

The astounding conclusion of the 6-part “World Without a Justice League!” The final confrontation between the man who tried to bring the JLA back together and the man who’s splintered the JLA – perhaps forever- reaches its frenzied finale!

Green Arrow takes years of pent-up resentment (fueled by one of the escaped Seven Deadly Sins, Envy, and the newly amplified Key) and takes on the Batman for breaking up the League!

On sale February 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JLA CLASSIFIED #17

Written by Gail Simone

Art by José Luis García-Lopéz & Klaus Janson

Cover by García-Lopéz

“The Hypothetical Woman,” Part 2 of 6. The fodder for General Tuzik’s “Anti-League” is harvested, while the mysterious disease that’s gripped the Flash sends him over the fevered edge! Can Wonder Woman match the Speed Force gone mad?

On sale Feb 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

Written and illustrated by various

Cover by Alex Ross

Collecting some of the stand-out tales from the long history of the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes, from the Silver Age through INFINITE CRISIS! Included here are JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19, #77, #122, #166-168, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, JLA SECRET FILES #1, JLA #61, and the 3-page origin from JLA #200, pencilled by George Pérez!

On sale Feb 22 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US


JSA #82

Written by Paul Levitz

Art and cover by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek

Legendary JSA writer Paul Levitz makes his stellar return to the DCU with superstar artist George Pérez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, WONDER WOMAN) for an important chapter of INFINITE CRISIS in a story featuring the members of original JSA: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman! Please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews for a signed edition.

On sale February 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JSA CLASSIFIED #8 & 9

Written by Peter Tomasi

Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne

Cover by Dale Eaglesham & Champagne

The spotlight shines on Wildcat and Flash! These two members of the JSA star in a new story shipping twice in February by writer Peter Tomasi (OUTSIDERS, THE LIGHT BRIGADE) with art by the JSA team of Don Kramer & Keith Champagne! A mysterious figure has gained control of the Spear of Destiny, one of the most dangerous artifacts on earth, and is using it to pit the two heroes against each other!

Issue #8 on sale February 1; issue #9 on sale February 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JUSTICE #4

Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross

Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross

Cover by Ross

The former supervillains announce their plans for the betterment of humankind! But while they’re behaving as saviors to the populace, they strike out as adversaries their ultimate target-the Justice League!

On sale February 15 o 4 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US


JONAH HEX #4

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by Luke Ross

Cover by Howard Chaykin

The world’s wildest western series continues! Hex has faced a lot of tough choices in his life, but nuthin’ harder than when he’s got to save the life of an absolute idiot…or die tryin’! Look for lots of blood spillin’ in this one, folks!

On sale Feb 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #15

Written by Stuart Moore & Mark Waid

Art by Patrick Olliffe and Barry Kitson

Cover by Kitson

It’s the Legion of Super-Heroes you thought you’d never see, as the greatest heroes of the 31st century become the greatest heroes of the Multiverse! Plus, the return of the ever-popular “Letters to o the Legion!”

On sale Feb 22 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99US


MANHUNTER #19

Written by Mark Andreyko

Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco

Cover by Jesus Saiz

The Manhunter finally faces off against her deadliest foe – her own father! Can Manhunter deliver deserved justice, or is blood really thicker than water?

On sale Feb 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

OUTSIDERS #33

Written by Jennifer Van Meter

Art by by Dietrich Smith & Art Thibert

Cover by Daniel Acuña

An INFINITE CRISIS tie-in by Jen Van Meter (JSA CLASSIFIED) with art by Dietrich Smith & Art Thibert! Arsenal’s strike force infiltrates a Society operation that’s been targeting heroes throughout the DCU – and this one’s aimed directly at the Marvel Family!

On sale Feb 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY #2

Written by Joe Kubert

Art and cover by Kubert

Sgt. Rock and the combat-happy Joes of Easy Company have seen it all – but they’ve never been served with a mission like this! Having picked up the “package” that could swing the war for the Allied forces, Rock, Easy and their Partisan guides begin the dangerous trek from Lithuania to Estonia. Little do they know that what they’re delivering could result in their own downfall. Has Easy Co. finally met its match? Not if Rock has anything to say about it!

On sale February 15 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SOLO #9

Written by Scott Hampton & John Hitchcock

Art and cover by Hampton

Join Scott Hampton (BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE) as he tells five tales of horror, humor and hijinx! You’ll meet the ‘real’ caped-crusader in “Batman:1947,” blast off for other worlds in the EC Comics-inspired “The Monsters,” take an unflinching look at the rock & roll world of today’s comic book industry in “Another Success Story,” and feel the dread hand of modern horror in “The Road To Samarra.” And as an added bonus, Scott presents a “How To” section on the creation of his phenomenal art! Be there!

On sale February 22 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US


SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER #3

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Yanick Paquette & Serge LaPointe

Working as a bodyguard at a super-hero convention, Alix Harrower – the Bulleteer – finds herself enmeshed in the bizarre relationship between Li’l Hollywood, a faded super-impressionist, and her sidekick. As one tragedy unfolds, a second threatens when Alix finds herself in the sights of the mysterious, undead super-archer – Spyder – assassin for hire!

On sale February 1 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #3

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Doug Mahnke

When a bizarre toxic spill defies the laws of nature and threatens the whole human race with destruction, it looks like even Frankenstein could be in over his head, and the Monster must turn to an amazing new ally for help. Enter The Bride and meet the incredible agents of the Super Human Advanced Defense Executive!

On sale February 15 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1

Written by Geoff Johns & Marv Wolfman

Art by Paco Medina & Juan Vlasco

Cover by Ed Benes

Marv Wolfman returns to the Titans! Get ready for the first TEEN TITANS ANNUAL. Having narrowly survived the death and destruction of the CRISIS, Superboy and Wonder Girl find some time alone in Smallville…but will it be a bloody Valentine?

On sale February 8 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US


TEEN TITANS #33

Written by Geoff Johns & Marv Wolfman

Art and cover by Tony S. Daniel & Richard Bonk

Marv Wolfman returns to the Titans! An INFINITE CRISIS tie-in guest-starring Nightwing! Superboy learns from Nightwing just what the Titans mean to him and the world as they leave on a mission given to them by the most unlikely of allies!

On sale Feb 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF DONNA TROY TP

Written by Phil Jimenez and Judd Winick

Art by José Luis García-Lopez, Alé Garza, George Pérez, Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning and others

Cover by Jimenez & Pérez

An amazing collection featuring TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY #1-3 and DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1-4! !

On sale Feb 1 o 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US


WARLORD #1

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Bart Sears

Prepare for the triumphant return of one of the greatest and longest-running sword-and-sorcery characters of all time in a new series written by Bruce Jones (VIGILANTE, YEAR ONE: BATMAN/SCARECROW) with stunning visuals by Bart Sears (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL)!

Return with Travis Morgan to the amazing continent of Skartaris…a world of extraordinary fantasy and heart-stopping adventure! The land of Shamballah is caught in the grip of the tyrant Brouis – but the chronicles prophecy a liberator in the form of a displaced man of our time. The phenomenal exploits of this heroic time-lost hero begin here!

On sale February 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WONDER WOMAN #226

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Cliff Richards & Ray Snyder

Cover by J.G. Jones

Astonishing final issue! With the universe in turmoil, Diana prepares to face her ultimate challenge. Looking back on her relationship with Superman from the way it began to its recent turmoil, will she find a way to rebuild what she’s lost? Final issue.

On sale February 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


WONDER WOMAN: LAND OF THE DEAD TP

Written by Greg Rucka and Geoff Johns

Art by Rags Morales, Drew Johnson, Justiniano, Michael Bair, and others

Cover by J.G. Jones

Collecting WONDER WOMAN #214-217 and THE FLASH #219! Just as Wonder Woman is starting to deal with her blindness, the Cheetah returns and teams with the Reverse-Flash! Then Athena sends Wonder Woman on a journey of unimagined peril!

On sale Feb 8 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99US


VIGILANTE #6

Written by Bruce Jones

Art by Ben Oliver

Cover by Michael Golden

The unbelievable finale! Dr. Justin Powell and Dr. Rene Carpenter come face to face with the most talked about man in Metropolis – the Vigilante – as they discover his incredible secret. Will this finally lay his inner demons to rest? And will he be able to save them in the process?

On sale Feb 22 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TEEN TITANS GO #28

Written by J. Torres

Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker

Cover by Sean Galloway

The Teen Titans are about to meet doom…the Doom Patrol, that is! The Doom Patrol makes its debut in the pages of TEEN TITANS GO, as we learn some secret details of Beast Boy’s life before he joined the Titans.

On sale February 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


THE BATMAN STRIKES! #18

Written by Bill Matheny

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Jeff Matsuda

Introducing: Batgirl! For the first time ever in The Batman Strikes, Barbara Gordon hits the streets of Gotham City, fighting for justice and keeping her secret alter ego hidden from her father, Police Commissioner James Gordon!

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #18

Written by Adam Beechen

Art and cover by Ethen Beavers

In the deep reaches of outer space, Superman lies injured

and powerless on a remote planet under a red sun. And the

only one who can save the Man of Steel is…Space Cabby?

On sale Feb 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


POWERPUFF GIRLS #70

Written by Jennifer Moore and Sean Carolan

Art and cover by Phil Moy

A special reprinting of the hard-to-find first issue of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS! Your collection isn’t complete without “Squirrelly Burly,” the classic tale of a super-powered squirrel that was made into the episode “Stray Bullet”!

Retro-solicited; on sale Jan 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI #1

Written by Jennifer Moore, Sean Carolan and Janet Harvey

Art by Phil Moy Photo cover

Turn two real-life Japanese pop stars into hypercool cartoon characters, and you’ve got pure rock ‘n’ roll adventure! Bandmates and best friends Ami and Yumi cope with magic guitars, space aliens and their greedy manager Kaz! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale Feb 15 o 1 of 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #18

Written by Tom Warburton,

John Rozum and Robbie Busch

Art by Maurice Fontenot, Scott Roberts and the Iguana

Cover by Robert Pope

The Kids Next Door are in detention – before doing anything wrong! Who’s squealing in advance? Also, Courage has heard brides can be real monsters, but he didn’t expect them to be real zombies!

On sale Feb 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


LOONEY TUNES #135

Written by Sholly Fisch, Sam Agro, Robbie Busch and Earl Kress

Art by Leo Batic, Walter Carzon, Neal Sternecky, Mike DeCarlo, Horacio Ottolini, Scott McRae and Ruben Torreiro

Cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo.

Daffy schemes to take the world of basketball by storm, but ends up fouled by the Crusher! Plus, Ralph Phillips can’t keep his new classmate off his mind.

On sale Feb 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


SCOOBY-DOO #105

Written by John Rozum and Frank Strom

Art by Karen Matchette, Robert Pope, Scott McRae, Leo Batic and Horacio Ottolini

Cover by Joe Staton

Mysteries abound as the Scooby Gang is called in to investigate after Zombies invade a local playground and Ancient Fire Warriors haunt a temple in Central America. Plus, Velma looks into a ghost town – and doesn’t like what she sees! Spooky!

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #463

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

What better way to woo your honey on Valentine’s Day than with candy, roses…and this hilarious, joke-filled issue of MAD? Trust us, the ladies love MAD.

On sale Feb 1o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD KIDS #2

Written and illustrated by

The Usual Gang of Idiots

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

On sale Feb 8 o 64 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US


SCOOBY-DOO VOL. 5: SURF’S UP

Written by Chris Duffy, Joe Edkin, Terrance Griep,

Paul S. Newman, John Rozum and Rurik Tyler

Art by Dave Cooper, Dan Davis, Mike DeCarlo, John Delaney, Vincent Deporter, Andrew Pepoy, Don Perlin and Joe Staton

Cover by Staton & Pepoy

Hang ten with the Mystery Machine gang in their newest manga-sized collection, reprinting issues #21-25 of the ongoing series! Featuring all the ghosts and monsters we could fit into 112 pages!

On sale Feb 22 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 112 pg, FC, $6.99US


SCOOBY-DOO VOL. 6: SPACE FRIGHT

Written by Chris Duffy, Joe Edkin, Terrance Griep,

Chuck Kim, John Rozum and Rurik Tyler

Art by John Delaney, Vincent Deporter, Stephen DeStefano, Dave Hunt, Andrew Pepoy, Don Perlin and Joe Staton

Cover by Staton & Pepoy

Scoob and the gang go, like, out of this world in their sixth manga-sized collection! Reprinting issues #26-30 of the ongoing series, this volume includes the three-part UFO mystery “One Night in Roswell” and more!

On sale Feb 22 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 112 pg, FC, $6.99US


SUPERMAN ADVENTURES VOL. 3: LAST SON OF KRYPTON

Written by Mark Millar and David Michelinie.

Art by Aluir Amancio, Neil Vokes, Mike Manley, Terry Austin and Ron Boyd

Cover by Manley & Austin

Superman confronts his own past as he encounters survivors from Krypton, including his parents, Jor-El and Lara! Plus, someone wants to expose Clark’s secret to Lex Luthor and the world! An encounter with Dr. Fate rounds out this collection reprinting issues #30-34 of the ongoing series!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 1 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 112 pg, FC, $6.99US


SUPERMAN ADVENTURES VOL. 4: THE MAN OF STEEL

Written by Mark Millar, Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer

Art by Aluir Manncio, Bret Blevins and Terry Austin

Cover by Rich Burchett & Austin

The Man of Steel battles the sinister Toyman, the mysterious Multi-face, the Parasite, Mr. Mxyzptlk and the deadly Brainiac. Plus an appearance by Supergirl! All in this 112-page manga-size super specatacular! Reprinting issues #35-39 of the ongoing series

Advance-solicited; on sale March 1 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 112 pg, FC, $6.99US


THE WILL EISNER COMPANION sc

Written by N.C. Christopher Couch and Stephen Weiner

Art and cover by Will Eisner

Will Eisner’s career spans the entire history of American comic books, from his formative days in the 1930s into the 1940s when he revolutionized narrative sequential art with his internationally famed series The Spirit, to the 1970s when he created the contemporary graphic novel form with A CONTRACT WITH GOD, to the present!

THE WILL EISNER COMPANION is a comprehensive, critical overview of the work of this legendary writer/artist, and is now available in softcover! Divided into two sections – his Spirit work and his graphic novels – this authorized companion features critical and historical essays by noted comics historians N.C. Christopher Couch and Stephen Weiner, as well as alphabetical indexes relating to all aspects and characters in his oeuvre. This volume also includes a chronology, a bibliography and suggested reading lists, as well as an introduction by Dennis O’Neil. THE WILL EISNER COMPANION is a must-have celebration for new fans as well as old.

On sale February 1 o 176 pg, B&W & 4C, $12.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 12 HC

Written by Will Eisner

Art and cover by Eisner

THE WILL EISNER LIBRARY. Reoffered to coincide with

THE WILL EISNER COMPANION. The master returns to the work

that made him a legend! This Archive collects Spirit sections originally published between January 6, 1946 and June 30, 1946, following Will Eisner’s honorable discharge from the U.S. Army.

On sale Feb 1 o 216 pg, FC, $49.95 US o Relist


ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 13 TP

Written by Richard & Wendy Pini

Art by Wendy Pini and John Byrne

Cover by Wendy Pini

Reprinting stories from ELFQUEST (second series) #4-7, #9, #11-13 and #15-18! A single desperate hope for Cutter’s family lies within the folds of wrapstuff, magical Preserver webbing that allows elves to slumber for centuries without harm. But the Wolfriders are tied to the future, and in strange dreams, do they foresee their doom?

On sale February 8 o 7.5″ x 5.5″ o 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US


THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 5

Written and illustrated by Mitsuba Takanashi

CMX. School life is a drag, and home life is no better – sometimes it seems like the Devil really does exist! Long hours of basketball practice will finally be put to the test as Takeru’s team plays their first game, and Kayano meets an old crush…and her new grandmother!

On sale February 15 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Yasuko Aoike

CMX. When the British Crown goes on exhibit in Germany, the Major knows Eroica is bound to follow. NATO, the CIA and even the KGB conspire to lure the world’s most elegant art thief away from the world’s most irresistible jewels. Will Eroica take the bait?

On sale February 8 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


GALS! VOL. 5

Written and illustrated by Mihona Fujii

CMX. The best-selling manga that inspired the hit anime Super-Gals!, now available on DVD. Fearless Kotobuki Ran strolls through the streets of trendy Shibuya with her Gal Pals on a quest for designer goods…at the same time dispensing her own brand of street justice.

Miraculously, Ran-chan has made it to her second year of high school and is idolized by most of the freshman class. But there’s one girl who doesn’t idolize Ran…in fact, she hates her! And you can bet this misguided freshman is going to make life difficult for Ran and her pals!

On sale February 22 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


TENJHO TENGE VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Oh! great

CMX. This controversial hit is the basis for an exciting anime series now available in the U.S. on DVD! In a school dominated by ruthless martial arts teams, one rogue club must fight the odds to stay alive.

Get ready for a battle for the ages: Shin vs. Mitsuomi! Todo High has become a fist-flying, ki-zapping battleground. The rivalry between the Juken martial arts club and the iron-fisted Executive Committee heats up. Both are willing to risk their lives, but who

will lose them? Retailers please note: This title has been edited for U.S. publication.

On sale February 15 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


MUSASHI #9 VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi

CMX. Nine has won countless battles across the globe – yet,

her heart may be the enemy she cannot defeat! She’s fallen for the one person who could compromise the entire Ultimate Blue mission to capture a vindictive bomber – Shingo, the boy she’s sworn to protect.

On sale February 8 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


TESTAROTHO VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe

CMX. Testarotho races towards its exciting conclusion! Trapped behind enemy lines, Leonedus and Capria find solace where they least expect it – with the very Materia rebels they came to exterminate.

On sale February 1 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS


TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Saki Hiwatari

CMX. From the legendary creator of the acclaimed Please Save My Earth! When harsh reality comes crashing down on Takeru, his fantasy world will help him put the pieces back together.

Still shocked by his mother’s deathbed revelation, Takeru puts aside his anger and shame to grant her final wish. He agrees to allow Hyoju, the once-secret daughter of his father’s first relationship, to come live with them. But only-child Takeru has a lot to learn when it comes to making room for the newest member of his family.

On sale February 1 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


THE YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima

CMX. This dark, gothic tale continues as mystical forces battle for dominance on Earth – and one teenaged boy could decide the fate of the planet!

When Ibuki and Carno finally meet, they’re still missing pieces of the puzzle – like secrets they don’t know they share, and the epic battle that awaits them. Ibuki knows he has powers, but has yet to realize how dangerous they are. Unfortunately for him, the Holy Knights are easily threatened and direct Carno to kill that which they cannot control. But, what are Ibuki’s special powers, and are the Holy Knights justified to fear him?

On sale February 22 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US MATURE READERS


CHIKYU MISAKI VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Iwahara Yuji

CMX. This final volume brings the enchanting, modern fairy tale and critically acclaimed series to a close. A shadowy figure combs the lake looking for Neo – a young boy who is secretly the shape-shifting Hohopo, a mythological lake creature. Misaki still protects him, but she’s begun to reveal her past to Tokuko… learning her new friend’s secrets in return. The pieces of the Hohoro mystery are coming together, and everyone converges on the lake to discover its treasures!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 8 o 5″ x 7.375″

212 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba

CMX. A high school girl who has the power to see glimpses of the future meets a boy who can see the past. Now they must learn how to live in a world of people “blindfolded” to everything but the present. Kanade makes the momentous decision to trust her best friend, Eri, with her secret.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 15 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES


MONSTER COLLECTION: THE GIRL WHO CAN DEAL WITH MAGICAL MONSTERS VOL. 5

Art by Sei Itoh

Original concept by Hitoshi Yasuda /Group SNE

CMX. Kasche Arbadel is the most gifted yet reckless Summoner in her school. When an artifact of immense power is stolen, it’s trial-by-fire when Kasche is sent in pursuit! With Kasche and friends outnumbered, their only hope might lie in unleashing the most dangerous creature ever summoned!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 8 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 168 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS


PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Kaimu Tachibana

CMX. Three young people use powers inherited from a previous life to battle demons that threaten this world.

Sakuya and Wakyo have escaped the magic realm, but Sakuya still doesn’t know what has become of his fellow disciple. Can Sakuya find Wakyo using the spiritual resonance that binds them together? And can he wrest Wakyo from the grasp of Bishu’s now-demented mother Takako? In the third volume of this gripping reincarnation saga, the complex web of relationships that bind Takako, Garai, and Bishu across blood, space, and time continues to unfold and come into focus.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 1 o 5″ x 7.375″

208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


SWAN VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Kyoko Ariyoshi

CMX. The trials and triumphs of hopeful prima ballerina Hijiri Masumi continue in the CMX version of this beloved international hit!

When the naturally talented Kyogoku Sayoko injured her ankle, the chance of a lifetime fell into Masumi’s lap. She’s now faced with the challenge of representing Japan in a competition in Russia, far from home. Masumi is up against two of the finest Russian dance prodigies, but the tremendous stress and fear cause her to lose her hearing. Can Masumi dance the finest performance of her life without music to inspire her?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 1 o 5″ x 7.375″

192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES


THE AMERICAN WAY #1

Written by John Ridley

Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story

Critically acclaimed novelist and screenwriter John Ridley (THE Authority: Human on the Inside, Three Kings) and artist Georges Jeanty (Majestic) offer a unique vision of U.S. history in THE AMERICAN WAY, a thrilling 8-issue miniseries!

The 1960s were a decade of incredible change for America. It was a time of innocence. It was a time of optimism. It was a time of heroes. In the early ’40s, the United States government hatched a plan to create the Civil Defense Corps: a group of “super-heroes” who could fight alien invasions, evil super-powered beings, and communism, all in front of an adoring public, courtesy of television. But that dream was far from reality by the ’60s, as new C.D.C. Marketing Director Wesley Catham is about to discover. How far will America go to protect its dream of a better tomorrow?

On sale February 22 o 1 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Ben Abernathy


THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION BOOK TWO TP

Written by Ed Brubaker

Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend

Cover by Nguyen

Collecting the final six issues of this amazing Authority tale!

After the debacle in the nation’s capital that led to the total destruction of Washington, DC, the Authority relinquished control of the United States and all but vanished. How long can tyranny stand, before heroes will rise up?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 8 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS


CITY OF TOMORROW TP

Written by Howard Chaykin

Art and cover by Chaykin

Collecting the futuristic 6-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin! When Eli Foyle’s utopian city of Columbia – built with super-advanced nanotechnology and run by an army of robot supermen – becomes a robotic police state, prodigal son Tucker Foyle returns to put his house in order…as loudly and violently as possible!

On sale Feb 1 o 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US


EX MACHINA #19

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

Cover by Harris

The penultimate chapter of the 4-part “March to War,”

the most controversial story of the year! As the United States prepares to invade Iraq, a separate war is waged on the streets of New York City. Mayor Mitchell Hundred struggles to end the bloodshed, but can a former four-color hero’s imagination stop

a real-world catastrophe?

On sale February 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #5

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope

Cover by J.G. Jones

Captain Atom finally comes face-to-face with the Authority – and discovers, to his horror, how hands-on the WildStorm Universe “heroes” really are! And Majestic and the Wildcats learn that Nikola could be the key to what’s happening – including the ticking bomb that is Captain Atom!

On sale Feb 8 o 5 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


DANGER GIRL: BACK IN BLACK #4

Written by Andy Hartnell

Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis

It’s the action-packed finale to the latest Danger Girl adventure! Can the Danger Girls unlock a Native American relic’s dark secret before it’s too late? This is the issue you’ve been waiting for, with a surprise ending you can’t afford to miss!

On sale Feb 15 o 4 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MAJESTIC #14

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art and cover by Neil Googe

Majestic clings to life after last issue’s shocking revelations. Javen still intends to turn on the Planet Shaper Engines and ruin Earth forever! But who can provide the pure Kheran genes he needs for the template? Meanwhile, Majestic gets a little help from a friend – and possibly an enemy!

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE MAXX BOOK SIX TP

Written by Sam Kieth

Art and cover by Kieth

The final volume of Sam Kieth’s eclectic masterpiece collects a series of innovative stories known as “Friends of Maxx.” These tales mark a turning point for Kieth’s artistic evolution as a storyteller, paving the way for later groundbreaking titles such as ZERO GIRL and FOUR WOMEN.

On sale Feb 22 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS


PLANETARY #25

Written by Warren Ellis

Art and cover by John Cassaday

The final act begins! Elijah Snow draws together elements from nearly everything he’s investigated since rejoining the team, to lay a trap for the two remaining members of the Four. But the Four had fully fifty years to prepare their defenses. Fifty years since their rocket entered the space between universes, and they were changed…but how?

On sale February 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TEAM ZERO #3

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Doug Mahnke & Sandra Hope

Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards

The mission begins as the team is parachuted into Peenemunde – and things go tragically wrong! Spread out over several miles of hostile German territory, the team fights to regroup – but can they still reach their destination ahead of the Soviets?

On sale February 1 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WILDCATS: NEMESIS #6

Written by Robbie Morrison

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

Cover by Caldwell & Banning

Raven and his Bladesman show their hand as their assault on Earth begins! Can Nemesis and Zealot set aside their millennia-long grudge long enough to join forces? And Nemesis visits Victorian England to help the world’s greatest detective halt a string of serial killings…

On sale February 8 o 6 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THUNDERBOLT JAXON #1

Written by Dave Gibbons

Art by John Higgins

Cover by Gibbons

From the bizarre British vault that brought you Albion comes THUNDERBOLT JAXON, a 5-issue miniseries written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, THE RANN/THANAGAR WAR) with art by John Higgins (PRIDE & JOY, HELLBLAZER, WATCHMEN colorist)!

Jack, Billy and Saf are three ordinary, adventurous kids who make a startling discovery: a mystical Norse relic from the fourth century. All is well as they take their newly found treasure home, ever so pleased with themselves, with not a clue as to the remarkable events they will soon ignite – including the rebirth of legendary British hero Thunderbolt Jaxon!

On sale February 1 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


KID ETERNITY TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Duncan Fegredo

Comics visionary Grant Morrison re-imagines Kid Eternity in this 144-page trade paperback collecting the 3-issue Prestige Format miniseries from 1991. Aspiring stand-up comedian Jerry Sullivan joins Kid Eternity on a quest to free his Keeper from Hell, only to find himself swept up in a much larger struggle between the Lords of Order and Chaos.

On sale February 8 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS


THE EXTERMINATORS #2

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Tony Moore

Cover by Philip Bond

The creepy new series by writer Simon Oliver, Eisner Award-winning artist Tony Moore (The Walking Dead) and cover artist Philip Bond (VIMANARAMA) continues with “Bug Brothers,” Part 2

of 5. You’d think industrial-strength insecticide would be unfit for human consumption, but AJ apparently never got the memo – as Henry learns when he makes a stomach-turning discovery and Saloth deduces that the Draxx poison does more than kill bugs.

On sale February 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


100 BULLETS #69

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

With the last remaining houses of The Trust looking for protection from the Minutemen, Augustus Medici hopes to seize this opportunity to establish himself as the lone head of the secret organization. But having made deals with numerous devils, will Medici’s reign be a short-lived one?

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS


DMZ #4

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Wood & Ricardo Burchielli

Cover by Wood

Left to his own devices in war-torn Manhattan, Matty stumbles into Central Park, where he comes face to face with a crew of armed and dangerous environmentalists. Are these the mysterious “Ghosts” who protect the once beautiful park, or is Matty at the mercy of a gang of psychotic tree-huggers?

On sale Feb 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


FABLES #46

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Jim Fern & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by James Jean

Part 1 of the 2-part story “The Ballad of Rodney and June,” featuring guest art by Jim Fern (GREEN LANTERN) & Jimmy Palmiotti (JSA CLASSIFIED). The Adversary’s forces have finished conquering the European-based Fable worlds and have now invaded the Arabian Fable worlds. In a remote outpost deep within the Arabian lands, one small group of goblin conscripts and a few of the Empire’s elite wooden soldiers struggle to hold off one Arab attack after another. But this isn’t a war story. It’s a love story. When two wooden offspring of the Sacred Grove suddenly discover they’ve got feelings for each other, how do they go about expressing it?

On sale February 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER #217

Written by Denise Mina

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Greg Lauren

Part 2 of the 7-part story “Empathy is the Enemy,” written by award-winning novelist Denise Mina (Garnethill, Deception, Field of Blood). Constantine discovers he’s cursed with empathy for his fellow man, as the multi-layered tale races forward. Headed toward Scotland with his newfound mate Cole, Constantine senses that he’s on a Sunday drive taking him to his own doom. A carload of demons disguised as street toughs could make John’s trip even quicker.

On sale February 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS


LOVELESS #5

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin

Concluding the first LOVELESS story arc, “A Kin of Homecoming.” It didn’t take long for Wes and Ruth Cutter to make their mark in Blackwater, and even the government is running scared of the outlaws. However, when the local officials make Wes an offer even he can’t refuse, will this bad boy gone worse finally be tamed? The battle may be over, but the war’s just beginning…

On sale February 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


LUCIFER #71

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly

Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

Part 1 of the 2-part “Evensong.” The war is over, and a new order is rising from the ashes. His own fate now decided, Lucifer Morningstar begins to settle his affairs – only to discover that he still has one deadly enemy unaccounted-for.

On sale Feb 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #3

Written by Douglas Rushkoff

Art and cover by Liam Sharp

Dr. Green’s troops abduct the catatonic protesters – including Jake’s former love Miriam – for “reprogramming.” Jake recklessly chases them on a motorcycle, only to plunge violently off a cliff. Still, the gods won’t let his story end. They have plans for him – and his pupil Dinah, who may be linked to a long line of powerful “virgins.”

On sale Feb 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


SWAMP THING #24

Written by Joshua Dysart

Art by Enrique Breccia

Cover by Eric Powell

The horrifying 4-part “Bleeding Raconteur” story arc comes to its dramatic conclusion! With Swamp Thing in her grotesque clutches, Hagar hopes to finally destroy the protector of the Bayou once and for all. But the Stories have their own vendetta against both creatures, and see an opportunity to make their final move.

On sale February 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


SWAMP THING VOL. 3: HEALING THE BREACH TP

Written by Joshua Dysart

Art by Enrique Breccia, Ronald Wimberly and Richard Corben

Cover by Breccia

A new collection featuring issues #15-20 of the ongoing series. With the consciousness of Alec Holland still separated from its former host and scattered across the world, the Swamp Thing must face a new threat to the Green which is manifesting itself inside a growing dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

On sale Feb 15 o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #42

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Goran Sudzuka & José Marzan Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

This special stand-alone issue explores the past, present and future of Ampersand, the long-lost pet of the last man on earth. How did this male monkey end up with Yorick Brown, and where has the animal been since he was kidnapped by a mysterious Japanese assassin? Questions, answers – and of course, monkeys – abound!

On sale February 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


WAR STORIES VOL. 2 TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Cam Kennedy, David Lloyd, Carlos Ezquerra and Gary Erskine

Design cover

Reprinting the second quartet of WAR STORY one-shots from acclaimed writer Garth Ennis. This collection showcases tales of a world at war from the North African desert, the skies over Germany, the battlefields of Spain and the waters of the North Atlantic, with a new afterword by Ennis.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 1 o 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS


LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 2: “BASEBALL BUGS” GASHOUSE GORILLA ACTION FIGURE

Gashouse Gorilla, even with his tree trunk bat and large presence, is no match for Bugs Bunny’s pitches. This deluxe figure includes all the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic “Baseball Bugs” episode. You can mix and match this set with the Bugs Bunny figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history. Accessories include: hat, catchers and pitchers mitt, interchangeable arms, cigar, bat, screaming baseball,

a base and a reproduction of the original animated episode’s “title card” on a miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color pegable window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o Action Figure o 6″ o PI

LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 2: “BASEBALL BUGS” BUGS BUNNY ACTION FIGURE

Baseball Bugs saves the day when he is forced to play all positions against the brutish Gorillas. This deluxe figure includes all the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic “Baseball Bugs” episode. You can mix and match this set with the Gashouse Gorilla figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history. Accessories include: a 3″ batboy figure, carrot, hat, pin-up poster, interchangeable arms, baseball, bat, mitt, base and a reproduction of the original animated episode’s “title card” on a miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color pegable window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o Action Figure o 5.5″ o PI


LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 2: “SCRAMBLED ACHES” ROADRUNNER ACTION FIGURE

The Road Runner, oblivious to danger, always seems to elude Wile E. Coyote’s schemes. This deluxe figure includes all the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic “Scrambled Aches” episode. You can mix and match this set with the Wile. E. Coyote figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history. Accessories include: interchangeable legs, cannon ball, dehydratrated boulder countainer, anvil, a base and a reproduction of the original animated episode’s “title card” on a miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color pegable window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o Action Figure o 4″ o PI

LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 2: “SCRAMBLED ACHES” WILE E. COYOTE ACTION FIGURE

The luckless Wile E. Coyote built an increasingly elaborate and seemingly foolproof scheme to snag the Road Runner. This deluxe figure includes all the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic “The Scrambled Aches” episode. You can mix and match this set with the Road Runner figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history. Accessories include: Rocket, roller skates, napkin with knife and fork, sail and fan blades, twisted leg, cannon and cannon base, slingshot, matchstick base and a reproduction of the original animated episode’s “title card” on a miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color pegable window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o Action Figure o 6″ o PI

Retailers please note: This is a resolicitation of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: SERIES 1: SUPERGIRL, MONITOR, EARTH 2 ROBIN, HARBINGER and PSYCHO PIRATE ACTION FIGURES and CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: SERIES 2: ANTI-MONITOR, ROBOT BRAINIAC, EARTH 2 SUPERMAN, BARRY ALLEN FLASH, BATTLE-ARMOR LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURES. All previous orders are cancelled. This is an all new and improved production run of the SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES. These figures are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in inner and master case assortments. The HARBINGER and BATTLE-ARMOR LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURES are only available to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging & pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market. Retailers, watch a special announcement regarding the original CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES, coming soon!

A NEW, IMPROVED PRODUCTION RUN CORRECTING THE ORIGINAL CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES!


CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

EARTH 2 ROBIN

This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a CRISIS-themed display base, and is packaged in a 4-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI

MONITOR

This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a CRISIS-themed display base, and is packaged in a 4-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Action Figure o 7″ H o PI

PSYCHO PIRATE

This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a CRISIS-themed display base and removable mask accessory, and is packaged in a 4-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Action Figure o 6.5″ H o PI

SUPERGIRL

This figurefeatures multiple points of articulation, includes a CRISIS-themed display base, and is packaged in a 4-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Action Figure o 6.5″ H o PI

HARBINGER

This figure features multiple points of articulation. includes a Crisis themed display base, and is packaged in a 4-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Action Figure o 6.5″ H o PI

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES

ANTI-MONITOR ACTION FIGURE

This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a base. Packaged in a 4-color blister..

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: BARRY ALLEN FLASH ACTION FIGURE

This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28o Action Figure o 6.25″ H o PI

EARTH 2 SUPERMAN

This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Action Figure o 6.75 H o PI

BATTLE-ARMOR LEX LUTHOR

This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a flag accessory and display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI

ROBOT BRAINIAC

This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI


LEX LUTHOR 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

Determined to bring down the Man of Steel, Lex Luthor came up with every conceivable plan to destroy Superman and take over Earth. Lex Luthor is an exciting new addition to DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1/6-scale figures! This deluxe collector figure includes a ray gun and a display stand. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 26 o Mini-Statue o $59.99 US


SUPERMAN #14 MINI-STATUE

Based on the original art by Fred Ray

Sculpted by James Shoop

This well-known cover to SUPERMAN #14 still holds the power to stir hearts around the world! This limited edition, hand-painted cold cast porcelain mini-statue measures approximately 7.25″ tall 5.75″ wide 4.75″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o Mini-Statue o $49.99 US


JLA: THE NEW FRONTIER POSTER

Art by Darwyn Cooke

The JLA stands strong in this striking new poster!

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER by Darwyn Cooke recounts the dawn of the DCU’s Silver Age, from the perspective of those brave individuals who made it happen. This beautiful full-color poster measures 24″ x 36″.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 12 o Poster o $7.99 US


IDENTITY CRISIS POSTER

Art by Michael Turner

The most talked-about and successful miniseries of 2004 – the story that is creating ripple effects throughout the DCU for many years to come – is now spotlighted in a full-color poster measuring 24″ x 36″ featuring art by fan-favorite Michael Turner!

Advance-solicited; on sale July 12 o Poster o $7.99 US


JLA: THE NEW FRONTIER SERIES 1: GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE

Hotshot test pilot Hal Jordan becomes the powerful Green Lantern thanks to an alien Power Ring! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 o Action Figure 6.75″ H o PI

JLA: THE NEW FRONTIER SERIES 1: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE

Superman galvanized the heroes around him during the early days of the Silver Age! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 o Action Figure o 6.75″ H o PI

JLA: THE NEW FRONTIER SERIES 1: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE

The mighty Amazon Wonder Woman can hold her own against even the mighty Superman! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 o Action Figure o 7″ H o PI

JLA: THE NEW FRONTIER SERIES 1: GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURE

No evildoer can escape the bow of the Emerald Archer, Green Arrow! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 o Action Figure o 6.58″ H o PI

JLA: THE NEW FRONTIER SERIES 1: BLACKHAWK ACTION FIGURE

Leader of an elite squad of heroic Airmen, Blackhawk battles Nazis and supervillains alike! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 o Action Figure o 6.58″ H o PI

Retailers please note JLA: THE NEW FRONTIER: SERIES 1: GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in inner and master case assortments. BLACK HAWK Action Figure is only available to retailers in inner and master case assortments. Consult

your Retailer Order Form for packaging & pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN POWER BATTERY MINI-PROP Replica

This astonishing mini-prop replica of Hal Jordan’s Power Battery measures approximately 8″ high, includes a light up feature and a Certificate of Authenticity. Packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o Replica o $89.99 US


WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: HAWKGIRL 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! This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.75″ tall x 3.75″ wide x 2.75″ deep and is packaged in a four-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 12 o Bust o $45.00 US

DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping February, 2006
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