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DC Comics solicitations for product shipping January, 2002

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DC Comics solicitations for product shipping January, 2002

THE POWER COMPANY: POWERSURGE

THE POWER COMPANY: JOSIAH POWER

Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Keith Giffen and Al Milgrom; cover by Tom Grummett and Michael Bair

In stores January 2. Guest-starring Superman! In the wake of the INVASION! crossover, Josiah Power – a successful African-American attorney – finds himself gifted with super-powers, and his professional and personal life spiraling into ruin. But an encounter with Superman and the JLI (the Justice League of that era) will give him a chance to turn his life around, and set him on the road toward creating the Power Company. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY: STRIKER Z

Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Ramon Bachs and Raul Fernandez; cover by Tom Grummett and Michael Bair

In stores January 2. Guest-starring Superboy! Introducing Striker Z – a former Hong Kong action-movie stuntman turned accidental superhero! In this one-shot, he gets his first taste of the superhero life, as he and Superboy must stop the Golden Sorceror – a powerful threat to all Hong Kong linked to Striker Z’s origin. But Striker Z’s first taste won’t be his last! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY: WITCHFIRE

Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Matt Haley and Karl Kesel; cover by Tom Grummett and Michael Bair

In stores January 9. Guest-starring Wonder Woman! Introducing Witchfire, a media celebrity par excellence – singer, actress, model…even daredevil stunt-cyclist! But it’s her occult dabblings that unleash a deadly threat – one that she and Wonder Woman must join forces to stop. Will this open up a new career for her? Hmmm… what do you think? For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY: SKYROCKET

Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Joe Staton and Christian Alamy; cover by Tom Grummett and Michael Bair

In stores January 16. Guest-starring Hal Jordan, at the height of his career as Green Lantern! An intensely-patriotic Navy aviator visits home – only to see her life torn apart by the terrorists-for-hire known as Scorpio. Donning a hi-tech power-harness capable of transforming energy from one form to another, she takes the battle to Scorpio. And with Green Lantern’s help, Skyrocket sets out on the path that’ll make her the local super-heroine of St. Louis, and field leader of the Power Company. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY: BORK

Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Kieron Dywer; cover by Tom Grummett and Michael Bair

In stores January 23. Guest-starring Batman and Barry Allen Flash! Debuting in THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, Carl Bork was an invulnerable merchant seaman who set out to become the king of the Gotham docks, but wound up with a sore jaw and a long jail sentence. Now, after years of imprisonment, he’s become a super-strong man-monster, and breaks out – only to come face-to-face with Batman and the Flash again, in an encounter that’ll make him rethink his entire life. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY: MANHUNTER

Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Dan Jurgens and Bob Layton; cover by Tom Grummett and Michael Bair

In stores January 30. Guest-starring Nightwing! In a tale that begins during the events of the classic Manhunter saga, we discover who and what this mysterious new Manhunter is. A head-to-head clash between Manhunter and Nightwing over a shipload of stolen plutonium brings home some hard choices that’ll change this Manhunter’s life forever. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY: SAPPHIRE

Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Mark Bagley and Mark Farmer; cover by Tom Grummett and Michael Bair

In stores January 30. Guest-starring the JLA! In one corner: the forces of the international cult leader and terrorist Kobra! In the other: the modern-day JLA! And caught between them: a teenage runaway desperate to survive. To do this, she’ll have to become Sapphire – controlling a hi-tech super-gem that gives her amazing powers. But even if she survives the battle, can she survive Kobra’s retribution? For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BRUCE WAYNE: MURDERER?


BATMAN: THE 10-CENT ADVENTURE

Written by Greg Rucka; art by Rick Burchett and Klaus Janson; cover by Dave Johnson

In stores January 2. A one-shot you can’t afford to miss! And priced at only 10 cents, you won’t have to! When Batman responds to a series of crimes, little does he know that a crime also is occurring in the one place in the world he considers safe. This story ends with an intense cliffhanger, springboarding into the “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” storyline running through most of the Batman-related books this month and next! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. only 10¢

DETECTIVE COMICS #766

Written by Greg Rucka and Judd Winick; art by Scott McDaniel, Cliff Chiang and Jesse Delperdang; cover by John McCrea

In stores January 9. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 1! Immediately following the shocking events of BATMAN: THE 10-CENT ADVENTURE, we learn that Bruce Wayne is wanted…for murder! Just how is this possible? And how is Batman going to get his alter-ego out of this one? Plus, the fourth chapter of “Josie Mac,” by Judd Winick and Cliff Chiang.

FC, 40 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL #24

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

In stores January 9. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 2! Oracle dispatches Batgirl to Wayne Manor to investigate an unthinkable crime. Can Cassandra uncover enough proof to clear Bruce Wayne’s name, or will what she find prove to be too shocking?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #65

Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Trevor McCarthy and Rob Stull; cover by Lee Bermejo

In stores January 9. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 3! As Dick tends to the unbelievable events transpiring in Gotham in the life of Bruce Wayne, a place called Lockhaven is headed for a fiery “Bustout!”

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #25

Written by Devin Grayson and Mike W. Barr; art by Roger Robinson, Alan Davis, John Floyd, and Mark Farmer; cover by Brian Bolland

In stores January 16. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 4! Bruce Wayne is in custody and being charged with murder in the first degree! As the evidence against him piles higher and higher, Bruce’s friends, compatriots and allies rally to save him, but one man stands in the way: Bruce Wayne himself, as his strange behavior and secret identity may make it impossible for Batman’s allies to help. Featuring the long-awaited return of Alfred at one of the darkest times in Bruce Wayne’s life. Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, “Last Call at McSurley’s,” by the classic BATMAN: FULL CIRCLE creative team of Mike W. Barr, Alan Davis & Mark Farmer.

FC, 40 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: FULL CIRCLE – relist

Written by Mike W. Barr; art and cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer

In stores January 16. Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #25 (which reunites the creative team of FULL CIRCLE in the Black & White backup), this one-shot also serves as a sequel to the out-of-print BATMAN: YEAR TWO.

FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

BIRDS OF PREY #39

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

In stores January 16. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 5, featuring the new art team of Rick Leonardi & Jesse Delperdang! Oracle is feverishly trying to get information on the predicament of Bruce Wayne, and she’s about to go to some incredible lengths to get it, revealing a new “ability” in the process. Meanwhile, Black Canary has to break into the apartment of a prominent Gotham citizen and find something that even the G.C.P.D. missed.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ROBIN #98

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

In stores January 23. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 6, leading to a parting of ways for Tim and Alfred as Tim is forced to reevaluate his anger towards Bruce. Meanwhile, Spoiler receives some horrific news and has a less-than-chance encounter with a certain star of BIRDS OF PREY. FC, 32 pg. $2.25


BATMAN #599

Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens; cover by McDaniel

In stores January 30. “Bruce Wayne: Murderer?” Part 7 – Bruce Wayne is behind bars! But getting out of jail while keeping his secret identity intact proves difficult. Meanwhile, the evidence against him continues to mount, and his situation keeps looking worse and worse and worse…

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN


BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #151

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

In stores January 9. “Grimm,” Part 3 of 5. Batman is trapped in a nightmare, while Robin revels in a dreamland. Will Robin be strong enough to recognize the truth about his newfound paradise, before it’s too late for everyone?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25


AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #86

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

In stores January 9. Azrael’s newest foe faces an even tougher opponent then Jean-Paul, as vengeful cops take out their anger on the imprisoned Spartan. Will Azrael be able to choose sides before anyone dies? Plus: The mystery of Azrael’s changing abilities deepens.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50


BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #46

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

In stores January 23. When Scarface and Ventriloquist disagree on how to pull off a job, they become each other’s worst enemies – but they’re also twice as deadly. Batman follows the puppetmaster’s trail of trouble in “Saving Face.”

FC, 32 pg. $1.99


BATMAN/NIGHTWING: BLOODBORNE

Written by Kelley Puckett; art by Toby Cypress; cover by Ted McKeever

In stores January 30. A distress call comes in from Siberia. It’s Batman…and he’s in trouble. The only one who can save the Dark Knight is Nightwing. But to do so, Nightwing must face terrorists, the Russian Army and a man-made plague that threatens not only the life of his mentor, but also the world at large! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

CATWOMAN #3

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

In stores January 23. Selina’s on the trail of a serial killer – one who’s targeting women of the night. Unable to track him down through conventional Catwoman-means, and with the police less than successful on the matter, Selina goes undercover to flush out the killer. Meanwhile, Dr. Leslie Thompkins has a very disturbing experience, and Holly helps out Catwoman on a job in a way only Holly can!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #2

Written and illustrated by Frank Miller; cover by Miller

In stores January 16. The most eagerly-awaited sequel in comics continues, as Frank Miller and award-winning color artist Lynn Varley set their sights on Batman for the first time in fifteen years. The last time THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS revolutionized the comics medium – and this time Miller & Varley are out to set the new standard to aspire to. The only sure-fire thing we’re allowed to tell you about issue #2 is: Expect the unexpected!

FC, 80 pg. (2 of 3) Prestige Format $7.95

HARLEY QUINN #16

Written by Karl Kesel; art by Terry Dodson, Phil Noto, Craig Rousseau, and Rachel Dodson; cover by the Dodsons

In stores January 9. Harley takes advantage of being in the City of Tomorrow to plan a daring heist – one she could never pull off in Gotham. But the fine men and women in blue aren’t going to stand around and let little Ms. Quinn have her way, leading to a Rashoman-like experience for all involved, but only after it’s gone through the Harley-prism, natch! Meanwhile, Jimmy continues to slobber over Harley’s alter-ego, Holly, and there’s a man in red and blue rocketing onto the scene…

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN


ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #600

Written by Joe Casey; art by Mike Wieringo, Humberto Ramos, Eduardo Risso, J.G. Jones, José Marzan, Jr., and various; painted cover by Daniel Adel

In stores January 9. It’s a special 64-page 600th issue bonanza! When a mysterious criminal mastermind appears in Metropolis, Superman is forced to explore the deeper meanings of his relationship with his arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor. Plus, Superman’s origin is retold in full-page pin-ups by some of comics’ greatest talents. And, an updated take on the Superman daily comic strips, featuring the regular Superman writers and some surprising artists! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 64 pg. $3.95

SUPERMAN #1 (first series) (MILLENNIUM EDITION) – relist

Written by Jerry Siegel; art and cover by Joe Shuster

In stores January 9. Reoffered to coincide with the release of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #600, this special Millennium Edition reprints the very first issue of that title when it was just SUPERMAN.

FC, 64 pg. $3.95

SUPERMAN #178

Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Cam Smith

In stores January 16. Special guest star Uncle Sam stands together with Superman facing the best and worst of America. But on which side does President Lex Luthor fall? All this, and a startling change is in store for the two most important people in the life of the Man of Steel: Ma and Pa Kent!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25


SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #122

Written by Mark Schultz; art by Darryl Banks and Kevin Conrad; cover by John Cassaday

In stores January 23. As the true nature of the Entropy Aegis armor is revealed, John Henry learns the true price he must pay for his resurrection – leading to a battle with the Man of Steel!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25


ACTION COMICS #787

Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Scott Hanna; cover by Ferry and Mark Morales

In stores January 30. Fighting for Justice can be a difficult battle depending on what you think is Justice. This is the conflict Superman has in Japan when confronted by its heroes Byakko (the White Fox) and Gunshin (God of War), who will stop at nothing to see that the criminals pay for their crimes. And when faced by the enforcer Sakki (Bloodlust), there may not be many options. He’s a killer who turns his opponents emotions against them with grissly results.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERBOY #96

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Dan DiDio; art by Anthony Williams and James Hodgkins; cover by John Cassaday

In stores January 30. As the new super of Calvin Gardens, Superboy decides the best way to get to know the tenants is to throw a party! Unfortunately, he may not be able to make it to his own shindig when he comes up against an old foe determined to scavenge the valuable B-13 technology that powers Metropolis! Also returning is Trixie, a girl who caught Superboy’s eye, and the ire of her boyfriend Wipeout, leader of the Slaughterhouse Six!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERGIRL #66

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

In stores January 23. Guest-starring the Demon! We head to Las Vegas, where Supergirl and Buzz run into an offshoot branch of the demon worshippers that Buzz once headed. When the worshippers seek out Buzz’s aid in attempting to capture and control a true demon, everyone gets more than they bargained for when they accidentally summon the demon Etrigan!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25


SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #65

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

In stores January 2. “Power Play,” Part 1 of 2. The long-comatose Livewire has sprung back to life at last…just in time to become a pawn of Lex Luthor in a deadly game between the millionaire and an enemy that can engulf even him!

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

DC UNIVERSE


DEADMAN #2

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

In stores January 9. The latest adventures of everyone’s favorite dead hero continues! Boston Brand discovers that the intended recipient of the explosive package that killed a pair of grave robbers is a former resident of Nanda Parbat – a man Deadman has sworn to track down and bring to justice. But Sirna seems to be only a small cog of a much bigger machine…one that may threaten the future of the entire civilized world.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50


DOOM PATROL #4

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

In stores January 2. Meet the new, new Doom Patrol?!? When Robotman and the rest of the team quit, Doom Patrol boss Thayer Jost hires brand-new members to fill the team’s roster. But can either team stop the thefts of the mysterious Tycho?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50


THE FLASH #182

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Dan Panosian; cover by Brian Bolland

In stores January 23. In “Absolute Zero,” the Flash faces a difficult situation regarding one of his Rogues. Captain Cold may be a thief…but is he a murderer? Find out when Cold single-handedly tracks down the killer of someone very near and dear to him.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25


GOLDEN AGE GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC

Written by Bill Finger; art by Martin Nodell and Irwin Hassen; cover by Nodell

In stores January 23. More of original Green Lantern Alan Scott’s earliest adventures can be found in this 232-page hardcover reprinting Green Lantern stories from ALL-AMERICAN COMICS #31-38 and GREEN LANTERN COMICS #2 & 3. Featuring an introduction by Dr. Jerry Bails. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 232 pg. Hardcover $49.95

GREEN ARROW #12

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

In stores January 23. The all-new adventures of Green Arrow continue in one of today’s most popular comic book series! Ollie and his son, Connor Hawke, explore their newfound father/son relationship, while they continue doing what the do best…stomp on bad guys and snuff out crime!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #146

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

In stores January 2. Kyle Rayner is going through an incredible metamorphosis as all the power that he, his ring, and therefore all the incarnations of Green Lanterns before him converge under his control. Is the real question here can he control this much power, or should he?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25


HAVEN: THE BROKEN CITY #2

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

In stores January 16. The JLA makes a cameo appearance as the visionary maxiseries continues! As the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes attempt to bring peace to the space-born city of Haven, they learn more about Haven’s own heroes: The Alliance. But is there a traitor amidst these alien champions? The secrets of the DCU’s newest heroes continue to unfold!

FC, 32 pg. (2 of 9) $2.50

IMPULSE #82

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

In stores January 16. “Double Visions.” Bart (Impulse) Allen meets a young classmate with extraordinary mental powers! Bart’s school is infested with an astonishing array of monsters…with one kid behind it all! Also, say goodbye to Max Mercury!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50


JLA #62

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

In stores January 30. The newest era of JLA action continues in Part 1 of the 3-part “Golden Perfect!” Wonder Woman is called into the small nation of Jarhanpur to help a mother save her child from the country’s powerful dictator, Rama Khan. What could be simpler than saving a child, right? So why is the rest of the JLA trying to stop her?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: DIVIDED WE FALL TP

Written by Mark Waid; art by Bryan Hitch, J.H. Williams III, Javier Saltares, Phil Jimenez, Ty Templeton, Doug Mahnke, Mark Pajarillo, Mike S. Miller, and various; cover by Hitch and Paul Neary

In stores January 2. Reprinting JLA #47-54, DIVIDED WE FALL has the JLA facing the twisted fairy-tale nightmare of the Queen of Fables and the world-altering Dr. Destiny, in a manner they never had to before: questioning the trustworthiness of their comrades! With the League desperately trying to pick up the shattered remnants of their loyalty, an escaped alien “sentergy” called ID invades Earth. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

JLA: TOWER OF BABEL TP – relist

Written by Mark Waid, D. Curtis Johnson, Christopher Priest, and John Ostrander; art by Howard Porter, Steve Scott, Mark Pajarillo, Pablo Raimondi, Eric Battle, Ken Lashley, and various; cover by Porter and John Dell

In stores January 2. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JLA: DIVIDED WE FALL, this trade paperback immediately precedes it. The JLA unravels when the Leaguers discover a betrayal by one of their own. TOWER OF BABEL collects JLA #42-46, as well as stories from JLA Secret Files #3 and JLA 80-PAGE GIANT #1.

FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

JSA #32

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Peter Snejbjerg; cover by Rags Morales

In stores January 23. A prologue to “Stealing Thunder!” Finally, the trial of Kobra! Kobra is brought before the American courts to face his judgment, but the JSA learns that justice wields a double-edged sword. The JSA must now go head to head against thousands of Kobra’s minions in order to maintain truth, justice and the American way. Plus, the return of Johnny Thunder!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50


Look for the JSA VILLAINS: THE SHADE and VANDAL SAVAGE ACTION FIGURES, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

DOCTOR MID-NITE TP – relist

Written by Matt Wagner; painted art and cover by John K. Snyder III

In stores January 30. Reoffered again, this trade collects the acclaimed Prestige miniseries that introduced the all-new Doctor Mid-Nite to the DC Universe! DOCTOR MID-NITE is a haunting journey through noir cityscapes where justice is blind – and swift!

FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE… SECRET FILES #1

Written by Michael Uslan and Stan Lee; art by Dan Jurgens, Joe Kubert, Dave Gibbons, Kevin Maguire, Chris Bachalo, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Bob Layton, and various; cover by Adam Hughes

In stores January 30. A stellar lineup of artists joins Stan Lee for a special devoted to all the heroes of the JUST IMAGINE… series! Learn never-before-revealed connections between all the JUST IMAGINE books published in 2000 (in the lead story written by Michael Uslan & Stan Lee with art by Dan Jurgens & Bob Layton) and get a first look at JUST IMAGINE… takes on characters such as Robin, Sandman, Catwoman, Shazam, and Aquaman, from the artists that will showcase them later in the year! If you only buy one JUST IMAGINE… book this year, be sure to make this the first, because once you read it, it won’t be the last!

FC, 48 pg. $4.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #3

Written by Fabian Nicieza; art and cover by John Delaney and Randy Elliot

In stores January 9. The comic inspired by the Cartoon Network series continues! The Justice League saves four space travelers from an unknown planet named…Daxam! Are these weary refugees exiled freedom fighters or escaped convicts? And what happens when they discover the gift of…a yellow sun? Has the League found brand new friends, or brand new foes?

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

THE LEGION #4

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

In stores January 30. The Legion initiates an attack against the manufacturers of the Footstep Drive Technology, which is powered by the latent abilities of actual alien races! Meanwhile, M’Onel is held prisoner by the mysterious antagonist who’s been secretly running the galaxy for the past year. With the villain’s ultimate goal in sight, there’s only one thing left to do: find where the rebuilt Legion is stationed, and destroy them once and for all!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50


Look for the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: BRAINIAC 5 and MON-EL ACTION FIGURES, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

MANHUNTER: THE SPECIAL EDITION TP – relist

Written by Archie Goodwin; art and cover by Walter Simonson

In stores January 16. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE POWER COMPANY: MANHUNTER, this one-shot collects the entirety of the Manhunter backup stories from DETECTIVE COMICS, plus an all-new story conceived just for this Special Edition. Guest-starring Batman and featuring a gold-foil cover!

FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

ORION #22

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

In stores January 23. Orion encounters a young teen and her ratty guardian – a low-level numbers runner for the mob. Orion finds them and uses them to begin tracing his way back to the hitherto unknown person who had him captured.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50


THE SPECTRE #13

Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Ryan Sook

In stores January 2. The Spectre encounters an ancient spirit from beyond the realm of fable – a “forever woman,” whose life and Hal Jordan’s are mysteriously entwined. Immortal, unchanging…but dying nonetheless. Yet if the Spectre should help her, will he doom her soul, or will they together experience…”Eternity in an Hour”?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50


SUICIDE SQUAD #5

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

In stores January 9. A figure from Suicide Squad’s past comes back into the fray! Deadshot comes a-knockin’ on Modem’s front door, and you can guarantee it’s not for cake and ice cream…or is it?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50


THE TITANS #37

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

In stores January 30. Welcome aboard the new art team of Barry Kitson & Rich Faber! The D.E.O. seeks the Titans help in saving a child’s life in the Orphanage – while the D.E.O. Kids make their debut as super-heroes. Plus, the shocking truth about Epsilon is finally revealed! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

WONDER WOMAN #1 (MILLENNIUM EDITION) – relist

Written by George Pérez and Greg Potter; art by Pérez and Bruce D. Patterson; cover by Pérez

In stores January 16. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE LOST trade paperback, this special Millennium Edition reprints the first issue of the relaunched WONDER WOMAN series featuring the beautiful art of George Pérez!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

WONDER WOMAN #178

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

In stores January 30. Diana goes on her first date with Trevor Barnes, but it’s interrupted by the appearance of Titans member Tempest – who’s come for help trying to retrieve the Trident of Poseidon. Meanwhile, Cassie – now a famous super-hero – gets a letter from the father she never knew, while a mysterious figure begins to gather the members of the latest incarnation of Villainy, Inc.! Plus, a Troia backup feature begins this issue illustrated by Phil Jimenez!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE LOST TP

Written by Phil Jimenez, J.M. DeMatteis, George Pérez, Joe Kelly, and Devin Grayson; art by Jimenez, Andy Lanning, Pérez, and Cam Smith; cover by Adam Hughes

In stores January 16. Collecting the first seven issues of Phil Jimenez’s critically-acclaimed run! Reprinting WONDER WOMAN #164-170 and the “Who is Troia?” story from WONDER WOMAN Secret Files #2, this trade paperback features the 4-part “Gods Of Gotham” storyline guest-starring Batman, Nightwing, Robin, Huntress, and others. Plus, an Amazon civil war nearly destroys Paradise Island, and Lois Lane gets the scoop on Diana during a “day in the life” of Wonder Woman. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

YOUNG JUSTICE #41

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

In stores January 2. Is the Ray the newest member of Young Justice, filling in for Robin and Impulse? Or is he just a guest-star? Meanwhile, Secret and Snapper Carr deal with a most bizarre and unusual menace!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE



SUGAR & SPIKE – FACSIMILE EDITION

Written and illustrated by Sheldon Mayer; cover by Mayer

Advance-solicited; in stores May 1, 2002. The first issue of DC’s beloved comic featuring the adorable Sugar & Spike is reprinted in this Facsimile Edition – advance-solicited and due to arrive in comic-book stores the same time as the SUGAR & SPIKE SOFT TOYS 2-PACK SET (solicited elsewhere in Previews). Included here are the toddler’s very first meeting and their earliest pint-sized adventures! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

CARTOON CARTOONS #9

Written by Robbie Busch, Bobbi JG Weiss, Frank Strom, and Paul Kupperberg; art by Mike Wetterhahn, Tim Chi Ly, Tim Harkins, Enis Temizel, and Angus Bungay; cover by Ly

In stores January 30. When Muriel serves up a demon for dinner, it’s up to Courage the Cowardly Dog to un-bewitch the kitchen in “Stray Cheese”! Plus, all-new tales featuring Cow and Chicken, Weasel and Baboon, Johnny Bravo, and the skateboarding skill of Ed, Edd & Eddy!

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

LOONEY TUNES #86

Written by Bobbi JG Weiss, David Cody Weiss, Brett Koth, and Earl Kress; art by David Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Howard Simpson, Horacio Ottolini, and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo

In stores January 2. Come back with us to the days of the Wild West, when men were men and ducks were deputy sheriffs, with disastrous results! And speaking of disasters, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam try to work together with power tools!

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #23

Written by Jennifer Moore and Sean Carolan; art and cover by Phil Moy

In stores January 16. The Amoeba Boys set up such a lame gambling business that nobody can lose at it – nobody, that is, until the Mayor bets the city! It’s up to the Girls to beat the Boys at their own game!

FC, 32 pg. $1.99


SCOOBY-DOO #56

Written by Chuck Dixon and Dan Abnett; art by Joe Staton, Mike DeCarlo, Anthony Williams, and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Staton and Dave Hunt

In stores January 9. NIGHTWING writer Chuck Dixon takes on a whole different kind of detective yarn! In “Case of the Cinema Spirit,” Scooby and the gang track down a reclusive film star, and discover a spooky switcheroo! Plus, a ghostly gondolier haunts the canals of Venice!

FC, 32 pg. $1.99

WILDSTORM

THE ESTABLISHMENT #5

Written by Ian Edginton; art and cover by Charlie Adlard

In stores January 23. In 1950s England, when the British Space Group was part of the Sliding Albion affair, an exploratory mission was sent to Venus. Radio telescopes had indicated signs of life there, so noted pilot and adventurer David Dauntless and his crew left in their ship, the Alexandra, to take a closer look. They were never seen nor heard from again. Until now. It’s now fifty years later and Dauntless and his crew have just landed in Hyde Park – and they haven’t aged a day…

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GEN13 #73

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

In stores January 16. In Part 3 of the 4-part “Think Like a Gun,” all hell breaks loose as the beleaguered members of GEN13 fan across the country to fend off the rampages of their robotic housekeeper, Anna, and her violent, cybernetic “sisters.” Not only does this issue feature generous doses of super-human mayhem, but the GEN13 kids sport brand-new costumes!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

KINDRED II #1

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

In stores January 9. An untold tale from the WildStorm Universe! Prior to the tragic events in GEN ACTIVE #4, Grifter and Backlash embarked on their last mission together. Both of these heroes thought they had seen the last of the Kindred – a mysterious animal/human hybrid race. But the Kindred have resurfaced, and with them some unresolved issues between the two heroes. Is this going to be a reunion for these headstrong heroes or the end of a friendship? For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. (1 of 4) $2.50

THE MONARCHY #10

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

In stores January 16. The battle lines are drawn for the Monarchy’s war against the parallel world cancer known as Chimera. But in the wake of last issue’s shocking and tragic events, is the Monarchy prepared for combat…and, if not, will they ever be? The first step in the fight for the future is a look into the past, as Christine Trelane pays a visit to a friend from issue #1, and Malcolm King has a shocking piece of information for Agent Morro.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NINJA BOY #6

Written by Allen Warner; art and cover by Alé Garza and Dan Norton

In stores January 30. The exciting conclusion to NINJA BOY’s first story arc! For Nakio, death is just another obstacle to overcome. If Mikaboshi’s elite assassins and a “ghost town” of ninja can’t stop Nakio, what will? Enter Bishamon: God of War! Will Nakio finally rest in peace…or pieces?

FC, 32 pg. $2.95


OUT THERE #8

Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope

CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores January 30. “The Road to El Dorado,” Part 2 of 6. Zach, Casey, Jess and Mark continue searching for some clues to the final fate of their hometown. They just didn’t expect to find them so soon. Most disturbing are the human-goblin hybrids that inhabit this quaint little garden spot, the “picturesque” Purgatory. Sounds like it’s time for an exorcism!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TALEWEAVER #5

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

In stores January 16. In war, each man must find in himself the courage to do what he must. Young Axel Shadowstorm’s courage has yet to be tested in the heat of battle, but his time has come. Will he be up for the challenge or is the danger too great for this former slave to face?

FC, 32 pg. (5 of 6) $2.95

AMERICA’S BEST COMICS

TOM STRONG’S TERRIFIC TALES #2

Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore; art by Paul Rivoche, Alan Weiss and Arthur Adams; cover by Adams.

In stores January 9. The second issue of the latest and greatest from America’s Best Comics features a trio of fantastic fables to feast your eyes on! Tom Strong is menaced by a fearsome foe from his past – or is he? Young Tom Strong continues his odyssey of learning as he encounters the fabled thunderbirds of Attabar Teru. And, four billion years from now, Jonni Future sets out on her first – and possibly last – mission, as she confronts one of the most fearsome villains we’ve ever seen!

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOMORROW STORIES BOOK ONE HC

Written by Alan Moore; art by Kevin Nowlan, Melinda Gebbie, Jim Baikie, Hilary Barta, and Rick Veitch; cover by Nowlan

In stores January 2. The first six issues of Alan Moore’s Eisner and Harvey award-winning anthology are collected in one handsome volume. Featuring Jack B. Quick, Greyshirt, Cobweb, the First American & U.S. Angel, and Splash Brannigan in a cornucopia of mind-bending, heart-stopping, gasp-inducing, senses-shattering comics! That’s 24, count ’em, 24 complete stories! Won’t this look elegant on your bookshelf, next to your other award-winning ABC hard covers? For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 176 pg. Hardcover $24.95

HOMAGE COMICS

FOUR WOMEN #4

Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth; painted cover by Kieth

In stores January 2. Why can’t Donna just tell her story? Her therapist can’t decide what’s going on since the story changes every time she hears it. Who’s driving…where are they driving to…who’s in the back seat with Donna? Is Donna lying to her therapist…or herself? And what did Cindy do to the guy who took her place?

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (4 of 5) $2.95

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #32

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

In stores January 30. Part 2 of the 6-part “The Counterfeit Detective.” As Private Eye Milo Garret continues to unravel the mysterious circumstances that left his face wrapped in bandages, a larger mystery begins to take shape. Uncovering the person – or persons – responsible is one thing, but when the trail leads to old moneyed corridors, Milo finds he’s in over his gauze-covered head.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

AMERICAN CENTURY #11

Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Marc Laming and John Stokes; painted cover by Glen Orbik

In stores January 23. Part 2 of the 4-Part “White Lightning.” Harry Kraft’s getting a dose of Southern comfort from Lorelei, a stock car racer who’s burning up the track – not to mention Harry’s bed. A Yankee ATF agent comes to town and Wallace Pitt’s plot to control Newton’s moonshine trade explodes in violence and vengeance.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #9

Written by Robert Rodi; art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Tomas Giorello

In stores January 30. “Enigma Variations.” She’s back – the uncanny Una Enigma! Angela and Go-Go trail the mysterious super-spy to Greece, in an effort to discover who – or what – she really is. But an explosive turn of events on the island of Paros just might make the whole question academic.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE CRUSADES #11

Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Kelley Jones and Ron Randall; painted cover by Justin Sweet

In stores January 2. The origin of the Knight?!? The only person who knows more about the mysterious knight besides Venus tells the tale of how an 11th-century Crusader has come to modern day San Francisco. The “Second Crusade” reaches its penultimate ground with a cornered detective, a heart-stopping “jail” break, a holy betrayal, an offer Anton Marx can’t refuse, and a central character who won’t live to see how any of it plays out!

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GRIP: THE STRANGE WORLD OF MEN #3

Written and illustrated by Gilbert Hernandez; cover by Hernandez

In stores January 16. From a creepy conspiracy cult on the edge of Armageddon to pillow-talk that goes deadly, this issue reveals Mike Chang’s mysterious background. Also included: “little” Joe Hook, a science experiment gone awry, and a special appearance by Mike’s mom.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (3 of 5) $2.50

HELLBLAZER #170

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

In stores January 30. “Ashes and Dust” Part 1 of 5. In a seedy Los Angeles S&M club, a grisly murder has taken place. The detectives assigned to the case are at a loss to explain how it happened, though they have a group of witnesses who saw it occur. Some knew the victim just in passing, as a face who hung around. Others had a much deeper involvement with him. As for the murderer, no one seems to have the answer to the question: “Who killed John Constantine?” For more information, see the feature article.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HELLBLAZER: HARD TIME TP – relist

Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Richard Corben; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet

In stores January 30. Reoffered to coincide with HELLBLAZER #170, HARD TIME collects Brian Azzarello’s first storyarc from HELLBLAZER #146-150. In a maximum-security prison, Constantine must learn a whole new set of rules to survive, navigating a treacherous maze of ruthless gangs, vicious guards and the prison’s formidable boss. “…Azzarello and Corben clearly have John Constantine down, cold and to the life…” – Alan Moore

MATURE READERS

FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #7

Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Chris McLoughlin; painted cover by John Foster

In stores January 16. Featuring special guest-artist Chris McLoughlin (Mystery Men). School’s out forever. So where do you go? How do you fit in? Can you really go home again? Imagine finishing school and returning home to find that every magical entity between Faerie and Fargo wants you dead. Welcome home, Timothy Hunter.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LUCIFER #22

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

In stores January 23. In Part 2 of the 3-part “Paradiso,” Elaine flees a shapeless assassin through the tunnels of London’s underground, and the Basanos moves to annex Lucifer’s Cosmos. Meanwhile, Lucifer himself is fatally distracted by a declaration of war – from Mazikeen.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MENZ INSANA – relist

Written by Christopher Fowler; painted art and cover by John Bolton

In stores January 9. Reoffered, this surreal gem is from acclaimed horror novelist Christopher Fowler and award-winning painter John Bolton. It’s a graphic and comical look at the realm of insanity via a trip through the chameleon-like landscape of the Mental Plane – a riotous parallel reality where the minds of the mentally fractured meet.

MATURE READERS

FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $7.95

OUTLAW NATION #17

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

In stores January 23. “Quicksand.” With Old Asa’s six-gun to her head, Nurse Dolores wishes she’d stayed out of Story Johnson’s story. But when the hammer falls on an empty chamber, and the Devil Kid and Lola survive their “blaze of glory” exit and are forced to face their future, Dolores knows that she’s too deep into the quicksand now to quit.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE THESSALIAD #1

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Shawn McManus; cover by Dave McKean

In stores January 9. Thessaly, the fan-favorite character from THE SANDMAN: A GAME OF YOU, returns in a new miniseries by Bill Willingham and Shawn McManus. A cantankerous creature known as Fetch is sent to capture Thess and prepare her as the last supper for a pact of homeless gods. But Fetch and Thessaly both end up being chased while travelling from the fractured streets of Manhattan to the mercurial realms beneath the subway. The most powerful Thessalian witch ever may have finally met her match. For more information, see the feature article.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (1 of 4) $2.50

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK – relist

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Duncan Fegredo, Kevin Nowlan, Jason Little, Mark Buckingham, Albert Monteys, and Nico Henrichon; painted cover by Dave McKean

In stores January 9. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE THESSALIAD, this one-shot – also written by Bill Willingham – asks the questions: “Have you ever wondered if Dreams have dreams of their own?”; “What causes nightmares?”; “Why should you never wake a sleepwalker?”; and more. These satirical short stories reveal it all.

MATURE READERS

FC, 48 pg. $3.95

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #52

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

In stores January 9. Part 1 of a new 3-part storyline. Spider has identified the prostitutes sent to the Hotel Fat to service Gary Callahan and his staff during their campaign in the City. One of their pimps is dead. One of them is hiding. And the girls have no protection whatsoever from a President moving to clear away the evidence of his every indiscretion before Spider Jerusalem can get to it…

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: GOUGE AWAY TP

Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos, Lea Hernandez, Kieron Dwyer, Bryan Hitch, Frank Quitely, and Eduardo Risso; cover by Robertson

In stores January 30. The latest collection reprints issues #31-36 of TRANSMETROPOLITAN, featuring the three one-shot stories “Nobody Loves Me,” “The Walk,” and “Dancing in the Here and Now,” as well as the 3-part “Gouge Away” storyline. And through all the drugs, drinking and paranoia, Spider and his filthy assistants continue to track down the horrifying truth behind the newly-elected president’s successful campaign. Nipping at their heels, of course, is terrible, bloody death. For more information, see the feature article.

MATURE READERS

FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: FILTH OF THE CITY – relist

Written by Warren Ellis; art by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, Chris Weston, Jill Thompson, Steve Lieber, Carla Speed McNeil, and various; cover by Darick Robertson

In stores January 30. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the TRANSMETROPOLITAN: GOUGE AWAY TP, this one-shot features more of Spider Jerusalem’s columns from his residency in the City newspaper The Word – accompanied by artwork from an array of luminaries from both mainstream and indie comics.

MATURE READERS

FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #414

Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots

In stores January 2. 2002 is MAD MAGAZINE’s 50th Anniversary, and we’re celebrating it all year long! Can you believe we’ve survived this long? What do you mean you can’t? Hey, give us a break over here, willya?

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

DC DIRECT

ENDLESS PVC SET – relist

In stores January 16, 2002. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE SANDMAN: THE ENDLESS WALL SCROLL (solicited in Previews Vol. XI, #8), this 7-piece set features figures that stand on interlocking bases and that range from 1 1/2 to 4″ tall. Included are Dream, Death, Destiny, Desire, Delirium, Destruction, and Despair. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Order may be allocated.

FC, Prop $39.95

GREEN LANTERN ALAN SCOTT POWER RING PROP – relist

In stores January 23, 2002. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the GOLDEN AGE GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC, this uniquely designed prop features Green Lantern Alan Scott – a bust that stands 3 1/4″ tall and 3 1/4″ wide and is part of a stand for a replica of his Power Ring. The “one-size” metal ring is painted metallic green with a glass cabochon stone, and is not intended to be worn. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Order may be allocated.

FC, Prop $89.95

JLA WALL SCROLL

Art by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen

Advance-solicited; in stores April 10, 2002. The JLA comes alive in this spectacular new wall scroll, featuring art from the cover to JLA #61 – showing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, and Plastic Man speeding into action to make the world safe from evil! With art by the new JLA team of Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen, the JLA WALL SCROLL is printed in full color on nylon and is 27″ wide x 40″ high. Retailers, please note: The JLA WALL SCROLL is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Wall Scroll $19.95

JSA VILLAINS: THE SHADE ACTION FIGURE

Advance-solicited; in stores May 15, 2002. An immortal adventurer whose origins are shrouded in mystery, the Shade turned his power to control shadow matter to villainy in the 1940s, where he clashed with the Golden Age Flash and his comrades of the Justice Society of America. THE SHADE ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 7″ tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged with a cane. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The JSA VILLAINS: THE SHADE ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Action Figure PI

JSA VILLAINS: VANDAL SAVAGE ACTION FIGURE

Advance-solicited; in stores May 15, 2002. A caveman exposed to the radiation of a mysterious meteor, Vandal Savage gained great intelligence and immortality! Through the ages he has tried to dominate the world in the guise of such figures as Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan. THE VANDAL SAVAGE ACTION FIGURE features the immortal foe of the heroes of the DCU, standing approximately 6 3/4″ tall, featuring multiple points of articulation and comes with a scabbard and removable sword. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The JSA VILLAINS: VANDAL SAVAGE ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Action Figure PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: MARTIAN MANHUNTER MAQUETTE

Sculpted by Karen Palinko

Advance-solicited; in stores April 10, 2002. DC Direct continues its line of cold-cast porcelain Maquettes with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: MARTIAN MANHUNTER MAQUETTE! This statue is based on the model designed for the Justice League Animated series – usually produced exclusively for the artists and animators as the definitive models on which to base their drawings and products. Now DC Direct is making these special Maquettes available to fans. The MARTIAN MANHUNTER MAQUETTE stands approximately 9 1/2″ high x 4 1/2″ wide x 2″ deep on a 3 1/2″ diameter base. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: MARTIAN MANHUNTER MAQUETTE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Maquette $89.95

KRYPTO SOFT TOY – relist

In stores January 23. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the ACE THE BATHOUND SOFT TOY (solicited in Previews Vol. XI, #7), this adorable plush figure of Superman’s faithful companion Krypto features a cloth cape and a wire inside for posing! Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Order may be allocated.

FC, Soft Toy $14.95

KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG STATUE

Sculpted by John G. Mathews; based on designs by Jon Bogdanove

Advance-solicited; in stores April 17, 2002. In a dog-eat-dog world, it’s nice having the toughest dog around on your side. Now you can have Krypto, the Superdog from Krypton, friend and companion to Superboy, with the hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG STATUE. Krypto is depicted atop a crater-pitted asteroid base, poised to fly into action. This statue stands overall approximately 5 1/4″ high x 2 7/8″ wide x 4 1/2″ deep on a base. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG STATUE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Statue $49.95

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: BRAINIAC 5 ACTION FIGURE

Advance-solicited; in stores May 15, 2002. A descendant of a boy adopted by the original, criminal robot Brainiac, Querl Dox of Colu inherited his forefather’s incredible 12th-level intelligence. Coming to Earth in the 30th Century to study at the Time Institute, Querl was recruited by the Legion of Super-Heroes and took the name Brainiac 5. The BRAINIAC 5 ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6″ tall and features multiple points of articulation. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: BRAINIAC 5 ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Action Figure PI

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: MON-EL ACTION FIGURE

Advance-solicited; in stores May 15, 2002. An astronaut from the planet Daxam, Lar Gand visited the planet Krypton before its destruction. Years later, suffering from amnesia, he came to Earth, where Superboy believed him to be his lost brother from Krypton. Forced to spend almost a thousand years in the Phantom Zone due to a seemingly incurable illness, Mon-El was eventually released and cured, becoming a member of the 30th-century super-team, the Legion of Super-Heroes. The MON-EL ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 5.875″ tall and features multiple points of articulation. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: MON-EL ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Action Figure PI

SUGAR & SPIKE SOFT TOYS 2-PACK SET

Advance-solicited; in stores May 1, 2002. They’re babies in a grown-up world, best pals and partners in mischief! Sugar and Spike get into trouble and speak to each other in baby talk that adults can’t understand. Now, the two cutest kids in comics can be yours to have and cuddle with as adorable soft toys! Inseparable friends forever, Sugar & Spike are both approximately 7″ tall with embroidered features, and are packaged together in a 4-color window box. Retailers, please note: The SUGAR & SPIKE SOFT TOYS 2-PACK SET is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Soft Toys 2-Pack Set $24.95

CLASSIC ROBIN MINI-BUST

Designed and Sculpted by Tim Bruckner

Pre-solicited; in stores May 8, 2002. Continuing the line of DC Direct mini-busts begun with the CLASSIC SUPERMAN and CLASSIC BATMAN MINI-BUSTS! Now Robin joins his classic Golden Age mentor as a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-bust, featuring the Boy Wonder loading his slingshot to use against the crooks threatening the safety of Gotham City! The CLASSIC ROBIN MINI-BUST stands overall with base approximately 4 1/2″ tall x 5 1/4″ wide. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The CLASSIC ROBIN MINI-BUST is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is pre-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February, 2002-released product, solicited in next month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Mini-Bust $45.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE

Sculpted by Karen Palinko

Pre-solicited; in stores May 22, 2002. DC Direct continues its line of cold-cast porcelain maquettes with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE! Maquettes are statues designed for the series and usually produced exclusively for the artists and animators as the definitive models on which to base their drawings. Now DC Direct is making these special maquettes available to fans. Superman stands approximately 9″ high x 4 1/2″ wide on a 3 1/2″ diameter base. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is pre-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February, 2002-released product, solicited in next month’s issue of Previews. This maquette may be sold in other outlets simultaneously with comics specialty shops.

FC, Maquette $89.95

GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO POWER RING PROP

Sculpted by Sam Greenwell

Pre-solicited; in stores June 26, 2002. The series of Green Lantern Power Ring Props continues with the GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO POWER RING PROP! Once one of the greatest of the Green Lanterns, Sinestro of Korugar was corrupted by his power and was stripped of his ring by the Guardians of the Universe. But a yellow Power Ring from the anti-matter universe of Qward returned Sinestro to power…and made him one of the greatest threats the GL Corps and the universe has ever faced! Sinestro’s ring is faithfully recreated in yellow-coated metal, set in a base against a fully sculpted, cold-cast porcelain bust of the villain himself standing approximately 5″ tall on 3 1/2″ diameter. The ring is removable from the base but is not intended to be worn. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO POWER RING PROP is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is pre-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February, 2002-released product, solicited in next month’s issue of Previews.

FC, Prop $89.95

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