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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping February, 2007

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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping February, 2007

DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in February of 2007. Discuss these solicitations here on CBR’s DC Comics forum and tell fellow comic fans about what interests you!

DC Solicitations – Last Six Months

ABSOLUTE BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art and cover by Tim Sale

Don’t miss the latest ABSOLUTE EDITION from DC, collecting the landmark, award-winning 13-issue miniseries written by Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: HUSH) with art by Tim Sale (SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS)! As the Dark Knight struggles to find an elusive, mysterious serial killer who strikes only on holidays, he discovers no shortage of suspects in a Gotham City beset by mobsters and freakish costumed criminals, any one of whom could be his prey.

This volume includes a host of extras, including an interview with Loeb and Sale, a section on the LONG HALLOWEEN action figure line, and a look at the series proposal, plus sketches by Sale! Also, this edition will feature a 4-page sequence cut from the original miniseries and previously released only in script/breakdown format!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 4 o 8.25″ x 12.5″ o 400 pg, FC, $75.00 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #828

Written by Paul Dini

Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher

Cover by Simone Bianchi

One of Bruce Wayne’s oldest friends is found dead in Gotham Bay, ripped apart by a mysterious sea monster. As he investigates the bizarre death, Batman is drawn into a fatal encounter with the murderous creature.

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

BATMAN #663

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by John Van Fleet

Cover by Andy Kubert

Writer Grant Morrison continues his acclaimed run on BATMAN! After the shocking event of BATMAN #655, in which the Joker was shot point-blank in the face, the Crown Prince of Crime makes his triumphant return to Gotham to wreck havoc on the city and take his revenge on Batman! And as citizens of Gotham City will soon discover, the Joker’s reappearance is no laughing matter.

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

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #3

Written by Andy Diggle

Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend

Part 3 of the 6-part “Rules of Engagement,” written by Andy Diggle with art by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend! The Bat-Plane is launched as Lex Luthor steps up his bid to own Gotham City like he does Metropolis. Luckily, Batman is bringing his own technological wonders to the battle against LexCorp!

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

BATMAN: SNOW TP

Written by Dan Curtis Johnson & J.H. Williams III

Art and cover by Seth Fisher

A stirring story that tells the origin of the deadly Batman foe Mr. Freeze from a new perspective, originally presented in BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #192-196! A family tragedy forges the obsession of a super-villain, and a young Batman must assemble a strike force to help him deal with the fallout!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

CATWOMAN #64

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

To save Holly from a murder rap, Catwoman has traveled to Metropolis. But how will the home of Superman be the key to Holly’s salvation? Hint: It’s got something to do with LexCorp. What illegal, highly explosive things does Lex Luthor have under lock and key?

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

NIGHTWING #129

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne

Cover by Michael Golden

Introducing Bride and Groom – a marriage made in hell! Two new metas plague New York as an eerie competition begins: Who can achieve the most “kills” before their wedding day? But nothing is as it seems as Bride and Groom’s citywide war affects those closest to Nightwing!

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

NIGHTWING: BROTHERS IN BLOOD TP

Written by Bruce Jones

Art by Joe Dodd, Bit and various

Cover by Jock

A new volume collecting NIGHTWING #118-122! One year after the events of INFINITE CRISIS, there are two Nightwings on the prowl in New York – and one is a murderous madman! Now the twin crime bosses the Pierce Brothers want the head of Nightwing, and they don’t care which one!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

ROBIN #159

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Freddie E Williams II

Cover by Patrick Gleason & Wayne Faucher

He’s fought the Joker and Johnny Warlock, OMACs and King Snake. But can Robin survive the challenge of…a first date?

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

ROBIN: WANTED TP

Written by Adam Beechen Cover by Patrick Gleason

Art by Freddie Williams II, Karl Kerschl and Wayne Faucher

Tim Drake is wanted for murder in this new volume collecting ROBIN#148-153! The leader of the dreaded League of Assassins wants Robin as a member – and the offer is more tempting than you might think. Old tensions return to the surface when Robin confronts the son of his father’s killer: the new Captain Boomerang!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

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ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1 HC

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Frank Quitely

The amazing creative team of writer Grant Morrison (BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM) and artist Frank Quitely (WE3) join forces to take Superman back to basics and create a new vision of the World’s First Super-Hero! This hardcover collection features the first six issues of the acclaimed series! Witness the Man of Steel in exciting new adventures featuring Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Bizarro, and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 11 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

ACTION COMICS #847

Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner

Art and cover by Adam Kubert

Part 4 of the landmark “Last Son” story, by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and Adam Kubert! Superman travels to a place so alien and strange, it could only be presented in a special 3-D section, featuring 3-D effects by Ray Zone! That’s right, the action in ACTION takes on a whole new meaning as this benchmark story takes a sharp turn into the third dimension! Plus, meet the all-new Superman Revenge Squad!

Retailers: This issue will be available in 2 versions that may be ordered separately. The 3-D Edition is priced at $3.99 and the Standard (non-3-D) Edition is priced at $2.99. They will feature the same cover image. The 3-D Edition will feature portions of the content and the cover in 3-D; 3-D glasses will be included. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale February 28 o 3D Edition: 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US; Standard Edition: 32 pg, FC, $2.99

SUPERMAN #661

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Merino

The second half of “Camelot Falls” threatens to blow Superman’s world apart! Is Superman a danger to the world he seeks to protect? Are all his heroics only making things worse? Superman faces an ultimatum: Make the right choice, or Arion will make it for him – over his dead body, if necessary. Plus, Radion on the rampage!

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

SUPERGIRL #14

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

Cover by Stephane Roux

The battle that’s been revving up for months is here! Get ready for Supergirl vs. Batgirl…to the death!

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

SUPERGIRL: CANDOR TP

Written by Greg Rucka, Joe Kelly, Mark Verheiden and others

Art by Ian Churchill, Ed Benes, Kevin Maguire and others

Cover by Churchill

The saga of Kara Zor-El deepens in this volume collecting SUPERGIRL #6-9, SUPERMAN/BATMAN #27, SUPERMAN #223, and JLA #122-123! Following the Earth-shattering events of INFINITE CRISIS, Kara finds herself trapped in the Kryptonian city of Kandor.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 o 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERGIRL: POWER TP

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

Cover by Michael Turner

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERGIRL: CANDOR, this volume collecting SUPERGIRL #0-5 tells the story of Supergirl’s whirlwind introductory tour of the DCU! Along the way, she encounters the JSA, the Teen Titans, the Outsiders, and the JLA – but will she be an ally or enemy to the world’s heroes?

On sale February 7 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist

SUPERMAN & BATMAN VS. ALIENS & PREDATOR #2

Written by Mark Schultz

Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti

The action-packed conclusion of the 2-issue mélee! An entire colony of Earth’s deadliest enemies has hidden themselves away for centuries…but now they’re poised to overtake the planet – unless Earth’s most resourceful heroes can stop them!

On sale February 14 o 2 of 2 o Prestige Format o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

Written by Edmond Hamilton, Jeph Loeb and others

Art by Curt Swan, Ed McGuinness and others

Cover by Alex Ross

Collecting the best team-ups between the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, from the pages of SUPERMAN #76, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #142, 159, 176, 207, MAN OF STEEL #3, BATMAN & SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST #7, SUPERMAN/BATMAN SECRET FILES 2003 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 14 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #4

Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art and cover by Tim Sale

The origin of Kryptonite continues! Lex Luthor’s goons have Superman down for the count, while the mystery behind casino owner Tony Gallo grows.

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

52: WEEKS 40-43

Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Pat Olliffe & Drew Geraci, Joe Bennett and others

Greg Rucka, Mark Waid

Breakdowns by Keith Giffen

Art by Chris Batista & Rodney Ramos

Backup features by Waid and various

Covers by J.G. Jones

The month begins with one of the main players in 52 having everything – and everyone – taken away from him, and ends with messages from beyond the grave that will have a lasting impact on several DC heroes. Also, Ralph Dibny’s fate – or is that Fate? – is at last revealed as he solves the greatest mystery of all. Plus, more Origins of the DCU!

52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.

Week 40 on sale February 7 o Week 41 on sale February 14

Week 42 on sale February 21 o Week 43 on sale February 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HELMET OF FATE: SARGON THE SORCERER #1

Written by Steve Niles

Art and cover by Scott Hampton

The 5-part “Helmet of Fate” story, dealing with Dr. Fate’s lost helmet, continues in this special by the BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE creative team of writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and artist Scott Hampton (THE BOOKS OF MAGIC). Learn the secrets of the original Sargon the Sorcerer and how his legacy affected those who must follow his mystical path. And how has he come upon the helmet of Dr. Fate?

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

HELMET OF FATE: ZAURIEL #1

Written by Steve Gerber

Art by Peter Snejbjerg

Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

Writer Steve Gerber (Howard the Duck, HARD TIME) continues the thrilling “Helmet of Fate!” An angel walks on planet Earth…and he’s a superhero? The creature of two worlds is among us to keep us from the grasp of a great wickedness! Plus, who will bear the helmet of Dr. Fate?

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

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #8

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Mike Norton & Andy Owens

Cover by Ladrönn

Concluding the 2-part story with guest art by Mike Norton (Runaways)! A rogue Linear Man makes his way to Ivy Town in search of the man who holds the secret of the Time Pool. And hopefully the Atom can save at least half of the Man from an untimely demise!

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

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #49

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art by Ricardo Villagran

Cover by Butch Guice

An old foe returns to haunt Aquaman! The Dweller in the Depths and King Shark have already fallen before this mighty new Fisherman. While Young Arthur struggles to protect a village, this version of the Fisherman threatens the world!

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

THE BLUE BEETLE #12

Written by John Rogers

Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

Who – or what – is the Reach? Find out as the Beetle’s first year concludes and new series artist Rafael Albuquerque takes the reins!

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

BIRDS OF PREY #103

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Stephane Roux

“Blood & Circuits” concludes, setting up the new Birds of Prey as a formidable espionage unit with a burgeoning roster of super-heroine specialists – which the new Spy Smasher simply cannot allow to continue!

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

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS: THE TEAM-UPS VOL. 2 TP

Written by Gardner Fox, John Broome and Mike Friedrich

Art by Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams and others

Cover by Alex Ross

Collecting some of the greatest stories from the 1960s, teaming up heroes from parallel worlds. Included are stories from THE ATOM #29 and 36, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #62, THE FLASH #170 and 173, GREEN LANTERN #45 and 52 and THE SPECTRE #3.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 14 o 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US

CHECKMATE #11

Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir

Art by Steve Scott

Cover by Jesus Saiz

Part 1 of the 2-part “Corvalho” with guest art by SHADOWPACT’S Steve Scott! Fire, the Black King’s Knight, tries to break free from Amanda Waller’s blackmail in a move that will shake the agency from top to bottom!

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

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1

Written by Mark Waid

Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek

Covers by Pérez

The greatest team-up title of all time is back! A proud DC tradition is restored as writer Mark Waid (52, SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) and legendary artists George Pérez (THE NEW TEEN TITANS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) & Bob Wiacek (ORION) put Batman and Green Lantern on the trail of what could be the greatest weapon in the DCU! The trail leads to Ventura, the gambling planet…wanna bet what’ll happen if they don’t get their hands on the weapon?

Retailers: This issue will feature two covers by George Pérez that may be ordered separately. The Cover A spotlights Batman; Cover B spotlights Green Lantern.. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

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

Edited by Joey Cavalieri

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #33

Written by Dwayne McDuffie

Art by Dan Jurgens & Ken Lashley

Cover by Pete Woods

The superstar creative team of Dwayne McDuffie (JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, STATIC), Dan Jurgens (Superman, Captain America) and Ken Lashley (The Flash) bring Firestorm to bold new heights! Jason Rusch and Prof. Martin Stein just want to get their lives back to normal, but the New Gods have other plans! When Orion comes looking for Prof. Stein, you can bet a throwdown’s not far behind! Guest-starring the Seven Soldiers’ Mister Miracle!

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

THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #9

Written by Mark Guggenheim

Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Art by Ron Adrian & Art Thibert

Breakout writer Marc Guggenheim (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, Wolverine) comes aboard for a new chapter in the heroic journey of Bart Allen! Bart has literally grown into the mantle of the Flash, but if he’s going to be a team player, he must first choose a team. Does Bart belong with the JLA or the Teen Titans?

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

THE FLASH: the FASTEST MAN ALIVE TP

Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo

Cover by Lashley

Art by Ken Lashley, Karl Kerschl and others

In this landmark volume collecting the first six issues of the new series featuring the story “Lightning in a Bottle” written by Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo – creators of the groundbreaking TV series The Flash – one of the biggest questions of 2006 is answered: Who will be the new Flash?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON’S BLOOD #4

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Derec Donovan

The siege is on! Connor, Shado and Eddie Fyers are assaulted from all sides by swarms of deadly assassins. But to what end? Who wants the world’s greatest archers dead? The answer is…monstrous!

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

GREEN ARROW #71

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

It’s Green Arrow versus the Red Hood and Batman versus Brick while Speedy follows a lead that might reveal why the Red Hood has come all the way to Star City. Unfortunately, the Red Hood has come for Hal!

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

GREEN ARROW: CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE TP

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Collecting the One Year Later story arc from GREEN ARROW #60-65! One year after the events of INFINITE CRISIS, Oliver Queen finds himself in the unlikely role of Star City’s mayor. How did he make the transition from super-hero to politician? One thing’s for sure – his arch-enemy, Deathstroke, is aiming for an assassination!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 14 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

HAWKGIRL #61

Written by Walter Simonson

Art by Renato Arlem

Cover by Howard Chaykin

The Search for Hath-Set continues as Hawkgirl runs afoul of the deadly Female Furies of Apokolips!

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

GREEN LANTERN #17

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

The explosive conclusion of “Wanted: Hal Jordan!” Wanted throughout the world, Green Lantern suffers the wrath of a new enemy who will plague him for years to come. But what does this alien want from Hal Jordan? And why is it impossible to give? Plus, witness the birth of the new Star Sapphire!

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

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH TP

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentis Rollins

Cover by Van Sciver

A softcover edition of the hardcover collecting the sold-out miniseries restoring Hal Jordan as Earth’s Green Lantern! See how a man born without fear and seeking to rebuild his life puts cosmic forces into motion that will have repercussions not only on Earth but across the universe.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #9

Written by Keith Champagne

Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

Concluding the suspenseful three-part tale “The Dark Side of Green.” The being known as The Dominator arrives on Earth with murderous intent! Halfway across the universe, only the rogue group of Green Lanterns known as The Corpse have the means to stop his destructive rampage…if only they weren’t already dead. Can anything stop The Dominator from destroying the planet?

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

ION #11

Written by Ron Marz

Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten

Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

What new Crisis has Donna Troy rushing to save Kyle Rayner – and will she be in time?

On sale February 21 o 11 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #16

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art and cover by Phil Noto

The debut of the Wild West’s newest antihereo in an issue with art by Phil Noto (DANGER GIRL)! Jonah Hex has ridden with his share of outlaws, cutthroats and even supernatural gunfighters, but he’s about to meet his match in the deadly young woman known as Tallulah Black!

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

JLA CLASSIFIED #34 & 35

Written by Dan Slott & Dan Jurgens

Art by Jurgens & Jerry Ordway

Cover by Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan

JLA CLASSIFIED ships twice in February, as the 5-part sory “The 4th Parallel” heats up! Issue #34 features Part 3, as the Red King continues his fact-finding exploration of the multi-verse and discovers a second splinter world. And on this world it seems Batman may have the upper hand… for now!

And in issue #5, the final world created by Doctor Destiny’s Materioptikon is completely dominated by the Red King… as the Justice League of America is dismantled one member at a time!

Issue #34 on sale February 14; issue #35 on sale February 28

32 pg, FC, $2.99

JUSTICE #10

Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross

Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross

Cover by Ross

Green Arrow is the front-and-center focus of this issue, which also features the Doom Patrol, the Metal Men, the Titans, Supergirl and others on the battlefield! But whose side are they on? The villains’ plot to to exploit the innocent may even affect the heroes’ comrades, colleagues and co-combatants!

On sale February 28 o 10 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6

Written by Brad Meltzer

Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope

Cover by Michael Turner

Variant cover by Adam Hughes

DC’s super-hit cuts loose as best-selling author Brad Meltzer and artist Ed Benes unleash an unstoppable foe on the team that will become the Justice League!

Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Adam Hughes, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale February 21 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #3

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Dale Eaglesham & Art Thibert

Cover by Alex Ross

Variant cover by Eaglesham

Hawkman returns to the Justice Society of America as the team battles the super-assassins attempting to exterminate their legacies! But who is behind this insidious movement and what new hero will rise to challenge them? Plus, a stunning revelation about Damage, and Maxine Hunkel chooses a code-name: Cyclone!

Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Alex Ross; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Dale Eaglesham, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

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

JSA CLASSIFIED #23

Written by J.T. Krul

Art and cover by Alex Sanchez

Part 1 of the 2-part “Unleashed,” written by J.T. Krul (Fathom, Soulfire) with art Alex Sanchez (30 Days of Night)! The Justice Society’s very own master of the shadows, Doctor Mid-Nite, returns to his home city of Portsmouth to investigate a bizarre string of crimes known as the “Vampire Murders.”

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

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #7

Written by A.J. Lieberman

Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit

Cover by Barrionuevo

J’onn J’onzz faces a betrayal from within the Martian ranks, leading him to take actions he didn’t think himself capable of. And when he finally tracks down the mastermind behind the Martian abductions, he discovers a shocking truth that will set him back to square one!

On sale February 14 o 7 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANHUNTER #28

Written by Mark Andreyko

Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs

Cover by Kevin Nowlan

“Unleashed” Part 3! Manhunter’s dogged pursuit of justice for Wonder Woman brings her face-to-face with the hero she admires and fears the most – Batman!

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

MYSTERY IN SPACE #6

Written by Jim Starlin

Art by Ron Lim and Starlin & Al Milgrom

Cover by Shane Davis & Matt “Batt” Banning

Unable to capture Captain Comet, the Eternal Light Corporation hires some outside muscle: the League of Insect Assassins! Plus, The Weird continues his strange quest to uncover the mystery behind his own second chance at life!

On sale February 7 o 6 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

OMAC #8

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Renato Guedes

The miniseries finale! When this miniseries started, there was one OMAC left – and there will still be only one OMAC standing when it’s over! Brother Eye wins either way, but what will that mean for humanity? And will Mike Costner be in any shape to care?

On sale February 14 o 8 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE OMEGA MEN #5

Written by Andersen Gabrych

Art and cover by Henry Flint

Meet the Omega Women! As Lady Styx’s strange plan for a new cosmic-scale “natural order” comes together, three seductive aliens join the ranks – each as beautiful as she is lethal! Will these space sirens soften the galaxy-toughened Omega Men, or will it be beauty that kills these beasts?

On sale February 21 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #45

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Carlo Barberi

Cover by Matthew Clark

Part 2 of “Pay as You Go” continues to reveal the Outsiders’ One Year Later secrets! Struggling to cope with two resignations and one death, Arsenal finds himself seriously rethinking his role in the team he re-started.

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

THE SPIRIT #3

Written by Darwyn Cooke Cover by Cooke

Art by Cooke & J. Bone

Investigating a gang shooting at a local restaurant, the Spirit and Commissioner Dolan make a startling discovery – the gunman apparently was killed years before, on the same night the Spirit came to be. Later, his mind wanders back to that fateful evening when Denny Colt met his destiny, and a legend was born.

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

SHADOWPACT #10

Written by Bill Willingham

Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher

Part 2 of the Demon Triptych! The Shadowpact’s latest foe shows his true face, and Blue Devil is forced to realize his true fate! Nightmaster is dying and they only way to save the world is to recruit more members to their lost cause. Who will join? Find out in this issue!

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

SHADOWPACT: THE PENTACLE PLOT TP

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Willingham, Steve Scott and others

Cover by Willingham

Collecting the first five issues of the acclaimed new series from FABLES writer Bill Willingham! Join Nightmaster, Ragman, Nightshade, Blue Devil, Enchantress and Detective Chimp – the mismatched magical heroes from DC’s hit DAY OF VENGEANCE- as they face brand-new villains!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: HAWKMAN VOL. 1 TP

Written by Gardner Fox and Bob Haney

Art by Joe Kubert, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino and others

Cover by Joe Kubert

In this fantastic volume filled with over 500 pages of classic 1960s stories, Hawkman and Hawkgirl face menaces including the Shadow Thief and Matter Master, and team up with Adam Strange and Aquaman!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 o 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 2 TP

Written and illustrated by Various

Cover by Nick Cardy

Do you dare to enter the House of Mystery? This value-priced collection includes stories from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #195-211. These fantastic black-and-white tales of mystery and suspence from the 1970s feature thrilling stories with surprise twist endings that will

keep readers on the edges of their seats!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 o 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SECRET SIX: SIX DEGREES OF DEVASTATION TP

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Karl Kerschl

From the pages of DC’s smash hit VILLAINS UNITED comes the 6-issue tale of a mysterious team of misfits that walks the line between good and evil, taking on the dirtiest, craziest tasks in the DCU! Their first mission – to rescue one of their own from a North Korean prison before he’s executed – leads them to the realization that someone is trying to have them all killed. But who has it in for them?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #27

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray

Cover by Kitson

Sibling rivalry confronts the Legion as Lightning Lad and Mekt Ranzz are forced to go from head-to-head to side-by-side! But will even the combined might of these brothers be enough to fend off the Dominator’s Enforcers?

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

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #5

Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello

Art by Eric Battle, Cliff Chiang and Prentis Rollins

Cover by Mike Huddleston

“Malpractice” takes on a whole new meaning when some unscrupulous doctors go in for the worst kind of operation at the shaky hands of the Spectre! Plus, “Beware the Architects” – cosmic puppetmasters whose elusiveness is exceeded only by their apparent capriciousness.

On sale February 14 o 5 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TRIALS OF SHAZAM #6

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Howard Porter

The Trials continue as Freddy finds himself on the inside of a maximum security prison with only a slim hope of impressing the next Earthbound god whose power he needs to earn. Unfortunately for Freddy, Sabina’s on the attack – and she just may completely disrupt this “trial”!

On sale February 28 o 6 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #1

Written by Jeff Smith

Art and cover by Smith

The much-anticipated 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries by Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of BONE, brings the whimsical world of Earth’s Mightiest Mortal to fully realized life! Young orphan Billy Batson finds himself wielding truly amazing magic powers – just in time to face an invasion of alien and earthly monsters!

On sale February 7 o Prestige Format o 1 of 4 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin

WONDER WOMAN #5

Written by Allan Heinberg

Art and cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson

Concluding the 5-part story “Who is Wonder Woman?” The combined forces of Wonder Woman’s transformed rogues gallery declare all-out war on the amazing Amazon, compelling the all-new Wonder Woman to mend fences and join forces with her predecessor and with Wonder Girl if she’s going to survive to finally answer the question: “Who Is Wonder Woman?”

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

TEEN TITANS #44

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Tony S. Daniel & Jonathan Glapion

Cover by Daniel

Part 2 of the “Titans East” storyline explodes as the two Titan teams clash!

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

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #8

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and cover by Daniel Acuña

The stunning miniseries conclusion! The Freedom Fighters make their last stand against President Knight with the fate of a nation hanging in the balance.

On sale February 28 o 8 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 21 HC

Written by Will Eisner

Art and cover by Eisner

Will Eisner’s masterwork continues through one of its greatest periods in THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 21, collecting Spirit sections from July 2 to December 31, 1950, and featuring such classic stories as “The Moment of Glory,” “The Wreck of Old 78” and “Camp Wachoobee.”

Advance-solicited; on sale April 25 o 196 pg, FC, $49.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #30

Written by Russell Lissau

Art by Sanford Green & Nathan Massengill

Cover by Green

When a squad of high-tech thieves hit the Gotham Musuem, only the unlikely dynamic duo of Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth can stop them! But even they may not be enough to save a priceless artifact when Catwoman gets involved!

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #30

Written by Mike Baron

Art by Carlo Barberi & Tom Fowler

Cover by Ty Templeton

Legendary writer Mike Baron (THE FLASH) guests for a pulse-pounding issue featuring Speedy and Booster Gold. Alone on the Justice League Watchtower, they must defend the team headquarters against the deadly and merciless Doctor Polaris!

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

TEEN TITANS GO! #40

Written by J. Torres

Art by Johane Matte & Sanford Greene

Cover by Todd Nauck

It’s a Teen Titans double feature! The Hive Five each have a close encounter with a Titan, but who’s really telling the truth about their run-ins? Meanwhile, Lightning is trapped by Chang, and Thunder must find the Teen Titans to save him!

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

KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG #6

Written by Jesse Leon McCann

Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht

Cover by Scott Jeralds

All dogs chase mail carriers, and Krypto’s no exception! But why are he and the Dog Star Patrol chasing a space mailman?

On sale February 21 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #10

Written by Sholly Fisch, George Krstic and Jim Alexander

Art by Mike Kunkel, Dan Davis, Millet Henson and others

Cover by Matthew I. Jenkins and Mike DeCarlo

Juniper Lee has a cold! Who will protect her town now?

On sale February 14

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #30

Written by Jennifer Keating Moore, Abby Denson and Robbie Busch

Art by Stephanie Gladden, Chynna Clugston-Flores, Scott Roberts and Bob Harper

Cover by Robert Pope & Mike DeCarlo

Every time the Foster’s Friends watch a movie at home, Bloo never gets to see what he likes. But now it’s payback time! Plus, Ami and Yumi are forced to take dance lessons!

On sale February 28

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #147

Written by Joey Cavalieri, Barry Leibmann and Sholly Fisch

Art by Neal Sternecky, Omar Aranda, David Alvarez, Alberto Saichann and Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Scott Gross

Daffy’s having an art attack! He must be the best painter of all, no matter what Bugs Bunny paints up.

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

SCOOBY-DOO #117

Written by Scott Peterson

Art by Robert Pope, Tim Levins, & Scot McRae

Cover by Pope & McRae

It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air – but so are ghosts and goblins! Mystery, Inc. tackles three tales of terror as they come up against Edgar Allan Poe-inspired stories of suspense and the supernatural that are guaranteed to warm your heart but make your blood run cold.

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

MAD #475

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Get in the mood for love with a little Mad humor!

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

MAD CLASSICS #14

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

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

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

THE TIME GUARDIAN VOL. 1

Written by Daimuro Kishi

Illustrated by Tamao Ichinose

CMX. A girl named Miu stumbles upon a mysterious pawnshop where the only item for trade is time itself! Everyone always searches for extra time, but are they willing to exchange something that is more valuable and irreplaceable – their most precious memories? These memories could be wiped out forever if the borrowed time is not returned. Tokiya, the shop owner, recruits Miu to work part time as a “Time Go-Between.” Her new boss is sweet, but he has his own motives regarding the time he trades. And Miu must always remember the most important rule: Never speak of the shop to anyone.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada

The new CMX series from Keiko Yamada, creator of VERSUS! Are there really second chances in life? How about in death? Shirayuki was picked on and miserable in high school. She dies in a car accident on the new Prince of Hell’s first day on the job. Smitten by the newly deceased arrival, the Prince grants Shirayuki 49 days to relive her life and resolve any unfinished business. In order to observe her progress, the Prince and three of his subordinates set themselves up in a dollhouse in Shirayuki’s bedroom. Follow her new life in this wild and funny new series!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

EMMA VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Kaoru Mori

CMX. Tragedy has forced a desperate Emma to search for new employment. On the train back to her hometown, she meets Tasha, a maid working at a wealthy family’s mansion in the country. This fateful encounter leads to an opportunity for Emma. But her years of experience as the sole maid for Mrs. Stownar has left her unprepared for living and working at a mansion filled with servants.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 14 o 5″ x 7.375″

192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN+

OYAYUBIHIME INFINITY VOL. 4

Written and illustrated by Toru Fujieda

CMX. Kanoko now has a dual identity crisis involving both her past life and the present. As the target of all this attention from teen idol Prince Arata (not to mention the fact that the whole world now knows she is the sister of Maya, the famous actress) she can’t hide in the background any more…and she doesn’t like it one bit! How will she ever be able to find her true destined mate from the past?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 o 5″ x 7.375″

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

MOON CHILD VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Reiko Shimizu

CMX. Jimmy (who’s really a mermaid) and her brother Seth are shocked when they both dream of a volcano the very night it erupts! They don’t know that the psychic experience is connected to their brother Teruto’s pact with the undersea witch. With only six months to convince Jimmy to give up her human friend Art, Teruto is desperate – and willing to do anything to stop her!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 14 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Kaimu Tachibana

CMX. The past comes hunting for Garai! In the last world, when Garai attacked the Ryokei clan, only the infant Ryotaro and his mother survived. Ryotaro swore vengeance, grew up, and bested Garai’s son Bishu. Now Ryotaro has been reincarnated as the sorceress Mayuko, and is out to fulfill his oath against the demon father. The interwoven destinies of Ryotaro, Garai and Bishu are about to be fulfilled.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o Teen

SEIMADEN VOL. 8

Written and illustrated by You Higuri

CMX. Hilda is tormented by visions of her previous life as Elis, who promised eternal love to Laures. Then she must stand against a vengeful Asbul, who wants to destroy her beloved. Asbul seeks assistance from Roddrick, fresh from his victory against the demonic forces of the Lord of Hell. But before they attack Laures, they must confront the treacherous Zadei.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 21o 5″ x 7.375″

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

TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Saki Hiwatari

CMX. While crossing a bridge, Takeru, his girlfriend Ichigo and his buddy Kouki vanish into thin air – leaving Kouki’s little brother the only witness. Their mother doesn’t believe his story, but certain other parties do. Did the mysterious Hijiri provoke Takeru to find and climb “The Tower?” Right now, all Takeru cares about is figuring out where he is and how he’s going to get back.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 o 5″ x 7.375″

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

EX MACHINA: INSIDE THE MACHINE VOL. 1

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art and cover by Tony Harris

A “behind-the-scenes” look at the Eisner-winning Ex Machina, featuring a new cover by Tony Harris, never-before-seen art, script pages and extras not available anywhere else! You won’t want to miss this look at the process that goes into creating the acclaimed series, and new readers will get a taste of what they’ve been missing!

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

EX MACHINA VOL. 5: SMOKE SMOKE TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

Cover by Harris

In the fifth collection of the Eisner Award-winning series, collecting issues #21-25, Mayor Hundred faces difficult decisions regarding New York City’s drug laws. But will a string of brazen, violent robberies and a shocking suicide affect the the Mayor’s policy?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 o 120 pg, FC, $12.99 US

MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA VOL. 4: MARCH TO WAR TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister and Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

Cover by Harris

Reoffered to coincide with EX MACHINA VOL. 5, this volume collects issues #17-20 of the acclaimed story, featuring an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan. Plus, an adventure from Mayor Hundred’s super-heroic past from EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1-2!

In stores February 7 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 o Relist

GEN13 #5

Written by Gail Simone

Art and cover by Talent Caldwell & Matt “Batt” Banning

A vicious battle with the psychotic Heaven Zeleven leaves the unprepared Gen13 kids shattered and divided, perhaps permanently. Is there a traitor in the ranks? The high-octane superhero madness continues!

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

MIDNIGHTER #4

Written by Garth Ennis Art by Peter Snejbjerg & Karl Story

Cover by Chris Sprouse & Story Variant cover by Glenn Fabry

Midnighter, on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler, finds himself closing in on history’s greatest mass-murderer – in Berlin circa 1945. Can Midnighter terminate the Führer before he kills himself? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers in a 1:10 ratio that may be ordered seperately; please see the order form for details.

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

STORMWATCH PHD #4

Written by Christos Gage

Art and cover by Doug Mahnke

Variant cover by Tom Raney

To counter the stress on the PHD, King assigns Black Betty, Gorgeous, and Fahrenheit the most dangerous mission of all: enjoy a ladies’ night out on the town…together! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers in a 1:10 ratio that may be ordered seperately; please see the order form for details.

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

WETWORKS #6

Written by Mike Carey

Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend

While Dane and company are on Thea Mater with Ashe, Vascar makes contact with the Night Tribes of our world and begins to reveal his master plan to rid the Earth of humankind. Also, revelations about the origins of Ab-Death are brought to light.

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

THE BOYS #8

Written by Garth Ennis

Art and cover by Darick Robertson

The Legend has the Boys investigating the murder of a relative apparently at the hands of a super…but the winding trail will take many turns and all roads lead to the Tek Knight! What secret does this man of machinery hold?

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

THE BOYS VOL. 1 TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art and cover by Darick Robertson

Collecting the first 6 issues of the controversial new series from PREACHER writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPOLITAN)! Don’t miss this dark, twisted look at superpowers, super-people, and the men and women who make sure the world’s “heroes” never go too far.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

TRANQUILITY #3

Written by Gail Simone Art and cover by Neil Googe

Variant cover by Dustin Nguyen

What’s it like for super-powered teenagers living in a town, where the adventures of the town’s residents are legend? And what dark secret could be the key to the murder of Mr. Articulate? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers in a 1:10 ratio that may be ordered seperately. Please see the order form for details.

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

NINJA SCROLL #6

Written by J. Torres

Art by Michael Chang Ting Yu Cover by Jonboy Meyers

Two monks hire Jubei to kill a monster terrorizing a mountain village. But upon his arrival, Jubei is met with suspicion and hostility by the villagers. And instead of witnessing an attack by a monster, he spies some of the elders luring a creature out of the woods or what appears to be a sacrificial offering!

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

RED MENACE #4

Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo & Adam Brody

Art by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey

Cover by Ordway

The Eagle’s under house arrest when The Grey Falcon – the young hero who idolizes him – gets nabbed by mobsters. Will the Eagle risk a prison sentence on Alcatraz to rescue his protégé?

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

DESOLATION JONES #9

Written by Warren Ellis

Art and cover by Danijel Zezelj

It’s a Hollywood story: nothing but sex, lies and murder. A movie producer and his wife got tangled up with a now-presumed-dead British spy and his girlfriend. But there’s no body, the girlfriend’s missing, the producer is lying, and someone is visiting the girl’s old haunts and killing anyone who gives him any trouble. Sooner or later, he’s going to meet Michael Jones…

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

FRIDAY THE 13th #3

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Adam Archer & Peter Guzman

Cover by Ryan Sook

The horrifying tragedy of Camp Crystal Lake continues! Jason commits terrible mayhem through the ominous night, but what’s the bloody secret that the lake and surrounding forest hold…could there be an ancient evil that predates the Vorhees family?

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

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #5

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Kevin West & Bob Almond

Cover by Ben Oliver

A new story arc begins! A group of teens stumble upon a manuscript chronicling secrets of the ancient Aztecs-and a particular legend surrounding a sleep demon! A monster that could be summoned to ward off dark spirits and tormentors-could Freddy have finally met his match?

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

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE #4

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art by Wesley Craig

Cover by Darick Robertson

The horrific series continues! The Federal agents find themselves in over their heads, as the Hewitt family is coming out of hiding – in force! Can they make it through the night alive? One word: Alamo!

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

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN HARDCOVER

Written by Mike Carey

Art and cover by John Bolton

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN is a new hardcover that reunites acclaimed writer Mike Carey (CROSSING MIDNIGHT, LUCIFER) with renowned fantasy painter John Bolton (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL, THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE FURIES). Bolton’s lush palette perfectly captures both the lurid underbelly of modern London and the haunting elegance of Faerie in a dark, compelling tale of decadence and desire that echoes the epic scope of BOOKS OF MAGIC and THE SANDMAN.

Set in both North London and the Faerie kingdom, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN tells the story of a rebellious teenager who falls in with a group of slacker faeries. She discovers that for faeries, the ultimate rush is Red Horse, a drug made from heroin and human blood. It’s a dangerous high, and when she gets hooked she’s drawn into a civil war that becomes a struggle to the death between Queen Titania and her predecessor, Queen Mab.

Don’t miss this imaginitave, thought-provoking collaboration from two acclaimed creators!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 18 o 96 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS #81

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

When we last saw Ronnie Rome, Agent Graves was making him an offer. Turns out to be different than Graves’ usual, as it leads Ronnie to Italy and face to face with a dangerous beauty men are willing to kill for.

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

AMERICAN VIRGIN #12

Written by Steven T. Seagle

Art by Becky Cloonan & Ryan Kelly

Cover by Joshua Middleton

Adam is caught with his pants down – figuratively – when the self-professed virginal son of God is tripped up by personal scandal, public humiliation, and the unexpected return of Mel the mercenary in his all-too-perfect Miami ministry. But why does Adam get the sinking feeling that Mel hasn’t come for the money he’s owed?

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

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #4

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Jim Fern & Mark Pennington

Cover by J.H. Williams III

Part 1 of “Cut Here.” Kai squares off alone against the araburu kami – a legion of predatory, memory-stealing goblins – as well as the beautiful Nidoru, spirit of needles. And although one promise spelled doom for the Hara family, Kai may be forced to make yet another.

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

DMZ #16

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Riccardo Burchielli

Cover by Wood

“Public Works” part 4 of 5. Matty’s on the outs with his “friends” in the terrorist cell he’d infiltrated and now finds himself a marked man. To make matters worse, the U.N. pulls out of the DMZ, leaving security to Trustwell Inc.’s ruthless soldiers-for-hire.

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

DEADMAN #7

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover John Watkiss

Concluding the 2-part “Homecoming.” In the chilling finale to this special tale from the days before Deadman was dead, Scott Cayce’s experiment with remote viewing goes horribly wrong, putting his wife Sarah in danger of losing her sanity – and her life. Meanwhile, Scott discovers that his father’s coma might be more than it seems.

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

DEADMAN VOL. 1: DEADMAN WALKING TP

Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover John Watkiss

This volume collects the first five issues of the artful, unique series exploring the mysteries of life and love after death. When Brandon Cayce is killed in a horrifying airplane wreck caused by his brother, he must confront the riddles of life and death head-on. Brandon realizes the person with the answers to save him from his demise may be his late brother’s own wife – a woman he once loved himself.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 21 o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #14

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Tony Moore & John Lucas

Cover by Philip Bond

“Lies of Our Fathers,” Part 2 of 4. A nemesis from the darkest period of Henry’s past is determined to force his way back into Henry’s life. Now Henry has a problem even more dangerous than the vermin running wild across Los Angeles.

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

THE EXTERMINATORS VOL. 2: INSURGENCY TP

Written by Simon Oliver Cover by Philip Bond

Art by Tony Moore, Chris Samnee & Ande Parks

In this stunning volume collecting THE EXTERMINATORS #6-10, Henry and Stretch get an emergency call to dispose of a black widow that’s been terrorizing the local S&M club. But what they encounter will change the course of their newfound mission.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 7 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #58

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mike Allred

Cover by James Jean

Concluding the 2-part “Father and Son,” featuring phenomenal art by Mike Allred (Madman). Bigby, Snow and the entire flock of cubs are back in the homelands, visiting Bigby’s dad at the North Wind’s Keep. Snow has put her foot down, demanding that Bigby work out his differences with his father, so that the cubs can have their beloved granddad back in their lives. But some sins aren’t easy to forgive.

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

JACK OF FABLES #8

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy

Cover by James Jean

Jack has landed in Vegas, baby, in part 1 of the new story arc “Jack of Hearts”! But will luck be his lady in this town of sin and decadence? And who’s this old friend (and fellow escapee) from the Golden Boughs Retirement Village Jack has teamed up with? Jack concocts the perfect scam and meets the perfect woman, but how perfect could they be if Jack is involved?

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

LOVELESS #16

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Werther Dell’Edera

Cover by Marcelo Frusin

If the good citizens of Blackwater thought they had it bad before, they’re about to find out how good it was as the Federal Army takes real control of Blackwater. Without a sheriff, the town’s at the mercy of the invaders – and they don’t take prisoners.

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

LOVELESS VOL. 2: THICKER THAN BLACKWATER TP

Written by Brian Azzarello Cover by Frusin

Art by Marcelo Frusin, Danijel Zezelj & Werther Dell’Edara

In the epic story “Thicker Than Blackwater,” from LOVELESS #6-12, Wes Cutter – a violent man looking for peace – becomes the new sheriff of Blackwater. And what better way to welcome him to the job than with a grisly murder?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

LOVELESS VOL. 1: A KIN OF HOMECOMING TP

Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin

Reoffered to coincide with LOVELESS VOL. 2, this volume collects issues #1-5 of the Western series for a new millennium. Azzarello tells the tough-as-nails saga of Wes Cutter, combining all the bloody action and atmosphere of a Sergio Leone film with the provocative storytelling of HBO’s Deadwood.

On sale February 7 o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS o Relist

HELLBLAZER #229

Written by Mike Carey

Art by John Paul Leon Cover by Lee Bermejo

In this unforgettable one-shot story, Mike Carey and John Paul Leon (THE WINTER MEN) tell a twisted tale of things that aren’t what they seem. Constantine happens upon an argument between twin sisters that turns into a hunt through London for mysterious items to quell the sibling fire. But when a bizarre sickness begins to shadow him, he realizes he’ll need help from some “special” friends to get him out of this terrifying, deadly mess.

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

THE OTHER SIDE #5

Written by Jason Aaron

Art and cover by Cameron Stewart

The critically acclaimed miniseries comes to its shocking finale, as PFC Everette and Vo Dai confront each other on the hellish battlefield of Khe Sanh. Whether the two men live or die is unclear, but one this is sure…neither will ever be the same again.

On sale February 7 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SCALPED #2

Written by Jason Aaron

Art by R.M. Guéra

Cover by Jock

During his first week as a tribal cop, Dash Bad Horse soon realizes that life on The Rez ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, between busting cranked-up meth dealers, breaking up drunken bar brawls, and dealing with the tribal president’s promiscuous daughter, it’s turning out to be a real headache. And that’s just the beginning of his problems!

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

Y: THE LAST MAN #54

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Goran Sudzuka

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

In the last stand-alone special issue before the final arc of the series, the all-female Fish & Bicycle Theatre Troupe returns to explore what Hollywood would be like if it were run by women. What role will these actresses play in Yorick Brown’s future?

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

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: SLEEP OF REASON #3

Written by John Ney Rieber

Art by Eric Nguyen Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Kieran Marshal struggles with his new role as the Sandman as he tracks the terrorist chieftain Masad to the holy city of Jerusalem. Now he must race to stop an apocalyptic terror plot that will bring his own nightmares to life.

On sale February 14 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #15

Written by Douglas Rushkoff

Art & cover by Liam Sharp

Part 3 of the epic story “Babel.” A pact between the gods to summon Astarte’s mighty consort Marduk backfires, as the long-banished behemoth’s powers prove too great to be controlled. The story may be saved, but salvation may come at the expense of everyone in the story – especially Astarte, who may have another surprise growing inside her.

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

CATWOMAN 13″

Deluxe Collector Figure

CATWOMAN is the first female & newest addition to DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in an authentically detailed fabric costume and includes accessories and a display stand. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 5, 2007 o Collector figureo $69.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: WORLD’S FINEST BOOKENDS

DESIGNED BY STEVE RUDE

SCULPTED BY ANDY BERGHOLTZ

Based on the art of Steve Rude! The world’s two greatest heroes, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight display their heroic strengths. This limited edition, cold-cast porcelain bookends set includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity. Each side measures approximately 8.5″ tall x 8″ wide x 7″ deep and are packaged together in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 25, 2007 o Bookends o $295.00 US

ELSEWORLDS SERIES 4 ACTION FIGURES

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 18, 2007 o Action Figures o PI

AMAZONIA: WONDER WOMAN 6.75″ H

JSA LIBERTY Files: BATMAN 6.75″ H

JSA LIBERTY files: THE FLASH 6.75″ H

KINGDOM COME: BLUE BEETLE 6.3″ H

THE DARK SIDE: SUPERMAN (GOOD) 6.75″ H

THE DARK SIDE: SUPERMAN (EVIL) 6.75″ H

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 18, 2007 o Action Figures o PI

DC MINIMATES

The DC Universe just got smaller – and more collectible! DC Direct and Art Asylum team up to deliver your favorite super-heroes with a MiniMates makeover! These figures range in size from 2.125″ – 2.5″ tall. Each 2 pack is blister-carded on a 4-color card. Collect them all!

DC MINIMATES WAVE #1

IN STORE 2/28/07 o RESOLICIT

GREEN LANTERN WITH STAR SAPPHIRE

CLASSIC SUPERMAN WITH ARMORED LEX LUTHOR

THE JOKER WITH HARLEY QUINN

MODERN BATMAN WITH OMAC

DC MINIMATES WAVE #2

IN STORE 3/28/07 o RESOLICIT

DR. FATE WITH POWERGIRL

BATTLE-DAMAGE SUPERMAN WITH BRAINIAC 13

ROBIN WITH THE PENGUIN

BOOSTER GOLD WITH BLUE BEETLE

DC MINIMATES WAVE #3

IN STORE 4/25/07 o RESOLICIT

GREEN ARROW WITH DEATHSTROKE

BATTLE-DAMAGE BATMAN WITH KILLER CROC

AQUAMAN WITH OCEAN MASTER

WONDER WOMAN WITH ARES

DC MINIMATES WAVE #4

IN STORE 7/5/07

BATGIRL WITH BANE

STEEL WITH SUPERMAN (CYBORG)

THE FLASH (GOLDEN AGE) WITH WILDCAT

DEADMAN WITH THE SPECTRE

Advance-solicited; On Sale:

DC MINIMATES WAVE 1 2/28/07

DC MINIMATES WAVE 2 3/28/07

DC MINIMATES WAVE 3 4/25/07

DC MINIMATES WAVE 4 7/5/07

* Mini Mates * PI

Women of the DC Universe:

BIG BARDA BUST

Designed by Adam Hughes

Sculpted by Jack Mathews

Big Barda continues the amazing line of Women of the DC Universe busts designed by award-winning illustrator Adam Hughes. This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain busts measures approximately: 6.5″ tall x 3.5″ wide x 4″ deep and is packaged in a four-color box

Advance-solicited; on sale July 5, 2007 o Bust o $45.00 US

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE

DESIGNED BY ALEX ROSS

SCULPTED BY KAREN PALINKO

Certain to be another sought-after addition to DC Direct’s collection of Batman: Black & White statues, this original creation designed by Alex Ross presents his unique vision of the Caped Crusader. Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of Batman: Black and White Vol. 1 and 2, the stunning collections of short stories by award-winning talent. The statue measures approximately 7.5″ tall x 5.5″ wide x 3″ deep. It features a logo-shaped base, and is packaged in a black-and-white box

Advance-solicited; on sale July 11, 2007 o Statue o $59.99 US

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