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DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping January, 2005

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DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping January, 2005

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

BATMAN #636

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen

Cover by Matt Wagner

Part 2 of the 4-part “Under the Hood,” featuring the new BATMAN team of writer Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW), artists Doug Mahnke (JLA, JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE) & Tom Nguyen (JLA) and cover artist Matt Wagner (BATMAN/SUPERMAN/ WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY)!

The Black Mask and the new Red Hood carve up the Gotham underworld – and Batman continues to reel from a startling revelation as “Under the Hood” continues! Is Gotham headed toward another Gang War?

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #802

Written by David Lapham and Mike Carey

Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and John Lucas

Cover by Lapham

Batman and Robin are drawn further into David Lapham’s (Stray Bullets) “City of Crime” in Part 2 of this sprawling 12-part saga! Batman’s investigation into the murder of a young woman reveals more and more layers of death and corruption. Meanwhile, the Penguin begins to get involved, and makes things all the more explosive! And in the backup, Part 2 of the 4-part story “The Barker” – written by Mike Carey (LUCIFER) with art by John Lucas. The plot thickens following a murder at the Big Top!

On sale Jan 5 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US

CONTINUE “UNDER THE HOOD”!

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #61

Written by A.J. Lieberman

Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit

Cover by Cliff Chiang

A new story arc begins, written by A.J. Lieberman with art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit and a cover by Cliff Chiang (HUMAN TARGET)! Things are heating up in Gotham in the wake of a startling revelation about Hush, and Ivy’s Robinson Park orphans have started turning up dead – by their own hand. So why does Ivy feel so guilty?

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

IN HUSH WE TRUST!

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #187

Written by Shane McCarthy

Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos

Cover by Sean Phillips

Part 3 of the 5-part “Riddle Me That!” The transformation of Edward Nigma from second-rate has-been to villainous mastermind is revealed! And all the while, Batman careens from a fiery wreck atop a towering bridge!

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CATWOMAN #39

Written by Scott Morse

Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti

Part 2 of a 3-part story written by Scott Morse and gueststarring Batman and Slam Bradley! The mysterious group known as Three Piece Suit wants a piece of Catwoman…and so does their henchman, The Wooden Nickel!

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US 57

CATWOMAN: RELENTLESS TP

Written by Ed Brubaker

Art by Cameron Stewart & Javier Pulido

Cover by J.G. Jones

Triumph and tragedy are the name of the game in this 192-page trade paperback reprinting CATWOMAN #12-19, plus the 6-page Black Mask story from CATWOMAN Secret Files #1! Catwoman has crossed the Black Mask – now he’s making her pay!

On sale Jan 5 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US

CATWOMAN: CROOKED LITTLE TOWN TP

Written by Ed Brubaker

Art by Brad Rader, Cameron Stewart, Rick Burchett and Michael Avon Oeming Cover by Oeming

Reoffered to coincide with CATWOMAN: RELENTLESS, a volume collecting CATWOMAN #5-10 and CATWOMAN Secret Files! Holly uses her street-savvy skills to help Catwoman get to the bottom of a new spread of drugs – only to find herself wanted by the police!

On sale Jan 5 o 168 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST 58

CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #4

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art and cover by Tim Sale

For the first time ever: Catwoman vs. Wonder Woman’s foe, Cheetah! It’s a cat-fight that only the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale can deliver! The 6-issue miniseries kicks into high gear as Catwoman takes on Rome…and the sexy-butdeadly Cheetah! Claws, blood and hot girls – when in Rome, do as the Roman crime bosses do! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale Jan 26 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

GET READY FOR THE CATFIGHT OF THE CENTURY!

NIGHTWING #101

Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Writers Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty join forces with artists Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens for the biweekly 6-part story “Nightwing: Year One!” Before Dick Grayson can get on with life, he must look back at his early years, starting with his last caper as Robin!

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

NIGHTWING #102

Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

“Nightwing Year One” Part 2 of 6, guest-starring Superman!

After being fired by Batman, the former Robin seeks direction and understanding under the bright lights of Metropolis. But the Man of Steel may not have time to help Dick after a team of mad bombers threatens to blow Metropolis to smithereens!

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

NIGHTWING: A KNIGHT IN BLUDHAVEN TP

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Karl Story

Reoffered to coincide with NIGHTWING #101, a dazzling collection of the first eight issues of the popular NIGHTWING ongoing series! Dick Grayson makes a new home for himself in Blüdhaven, Gotham City’s deadlier neighbor, but soon discovers that behind the corruption that permeates the city lurks a powerful foe: Blockbuster!

On sale Jan 12 o 192 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

GOTHAM CENTRAL #27

Written by Ed Brubaker

Art by Jason Alexander

Cover by Michael Lark

Featuring guest artist Jason Alexander (Queen and Country)!

After a robbery gone wrong, Catwoman is the prime suspect in the murder of a televangelist. Josie Mac knows better, but how can she tell her partner the evidence points elsewhere?

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US 59

BATGIRL #60

Written by Andersen Gabrych

Art and cover by Alé Garza & Jesse Delperdang

Be here as Batgirl begins to build a new life in Blüdhaven! But with the Penguin looming large in the city once protected by Nightwing, can Batgirl keep the streets safe, or will she face something more sinister and foul than ever before?

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ROBIN #134

Written by Bill Willingham

Art and cover by Damion Scott

A new storyline begins as Robin is uprooted to Blüdhaven, where he must operate on his own! With no school and no job, Tim Drake’s life has narrowed to a single endeavor: crimefighting! But another mysterious vigilante is active in Blüdhaven, and it’s not Batgirl!

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SUPERMAN #213

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

The Man of Steel moves closer to solving the mystery that has been plaguing him! After becoming a victim of the Vanishings, Superman now comes face-to-face with the person – or persons – responsible for the disappearances of millions of Earth’s citizens. Who’s powerful enough to pull off this act? Superman’s about to find out! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ACTION COMICS #823

Written by Chuck Austen

Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos

Cover by Ian Churchill

Krypto and Superboy come to the rescue in an issue written by Chuck Austen with art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos and a cover by Ian Churchill! Superman is being beaten by an unlikely foe. Can Krypto save

both Superman and Superboy from a terrible fate?

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #636

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Rael Lyra & Jay Leisten

Cover by J.H. Williams III

This special issue examines the fallout from the earthshattering IDENTITY CRISIS! Superman, shaken by Lois’ shooting and the events in IDENTITY CRISIS, looks to consult with Batman and Wonder Woman, and neither have the time or interest in helping him. Are the pillars of the DCU starting to crack?

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #17

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

In Part 4 of the 5-part “Absolute Power,” Superman finds himself in a world without a Batman! What happened to Bruce Wayne? And how do Ra’s Ah Ghul, Sgt. Rock & Easy Company, and The Haunted Tank all fit into this?

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

SUPERMAN: UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE TP

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Matthew Clark & Nelson and various

Cover by Gene Ha

A new trade paperback collecting the two back-up stories from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #625-626 plus all of issues #627-632 in addition to Secret Files Profile Pages. The Man of Steel is challenged when a more powerful Replikon arrives for a fight – the first layer of a complex scheme that may prove Superman’s undoing!

On sale Jan 5 o 160 pg, FC, $14.95 US

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b>SUPERMAN: STRENGTH #1

Written by Scott McCloud

Art by Aluir Amancio & Terry Austin

Cover by Alex Ross

What is the true source of Superman’s strength? Find out in this 3-issue Prestige Format miniseries written by Scott McCloud (UNDERSTANDING COMICS, REINVENTING COMICS) with art by Aluir Amancio (SUPERMAN ADVENTURES) & Terry Austin (Uncanny X-Men, SUPERMAN ADVENTURES) and astounding painted covers by Alex Ross!

A young Clark Kent watches in awe as his supernatural abilities steadily grow, and he stands at the brink of a new world of power and possibilities. But for the first time, he finds reason to question the limits that his adopted parents have placed on him. Confronting the consequences of his actions, Superman must forge in steel the moral world-view that proves to be the source of Superman’s real strength! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale Jan 5 o Prestige Format o 1 of 3 o 48 pg, FC, $5.95 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

ADAM STRANGE #5

Written by Andy Diggle

Art and cover by Pascal Ferry

What does the fate of Rann have to do with a prophecy of universal armageddon? In order to uncover the answers, Adam and The Omega Men must confront the ruthless interstellar law enforcement agency L.E.G.I.O.N.!

On sale Jan 26 o 5 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

AQUAMAN #26

Written by John Arcudi

Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy

Introducing the newest member of Aquaman’s task force: Aquagirl! Aquaman’s new priority is Sub Diego’s security as he cracks down on all illegal activity. Some citizens believe he’s gone too far. Unfortunately for them, that kind of thinking is a crime!

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BLOODHOUND #7

Written by Dan Jolley

Art by Leonard Kirk & Robin Riggs

Cover by Dave Johnson

A grisly childhood trauma is revealed as Clevenger faces a super-criminal hiding behind prison walls! And when a psychic assault unlocks the Bloodhound’s most painful memories, it unleashes something no jail can contain.

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

DOOM PATROL #8

Written by John Byrne

Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Byrne

Part 2 of a new 2-part story guest-starring the Martian Manhunter! When J’onn J’onzz responds to a call for help, he goes ape on the Doom Patrol – literally – as they frantically continue their fight against the malevolant Devolutionists!

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US 71

BIZARRO WORLD HC

Written and illustrated by Tony Millionaire, Danny Hellman, Roger Langridge, Kyle Baker, Evan Dorkin, Hunt Emerson, Farel Dalrymple, Dylan Horrocks, Eddie Campbell, Dave Cooper, Harvey Pekar, Dean Haspiel, James Kochalka, Tom Hart, Leela Corman, Gilbert Hernandez, Peter Bagge, Derek Kirk Kim, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Kurt Wolfgang, Brian Ralph, Scott Morse, Ben Dunn, Andi Watson, Bob Fingerman, Paul Grist, Carol Lay, Craig Thompson, Ivan Brunetti

Cover by Jaime Hernandez

Where else could the world’s greatest alternative cartoonists run rampant through the DC Universe in an all-new anthology of utterly unhinged stories and art? It could only happen in the BIZARRO WORLD! This big slab o’ comics features work by many of the fantastic creators who worked on the BIZARRO COMICS book (and made it an award-winner)! This time the contibutors weaving strange and wonderful tales about the quirky Bizarro include Tony Millionaire, Kyle Baker, Evan Dorkin, Dylan Horrocks, Harvey Pekar, James Kochalka, Peter Bagge, Scott Morse, Ben Dunn and a host of others, along with some double-secret surprise guests! All this, topped off with a cover by Jaime Hernandez! It’s big! It’s indisputably rectangular! It stays crunchy even after you pour on the milk!

Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 2 o 200 pg, FC, $29.95 US

BIZARRO COMICS SC

Written by Chris Duffy, Kyle Baker, Evan Dorkin, Bob

Fingerman, Chip Kidd, Paul Pope, and various;

Art by Baker, Dorkin, Fingerman, Dean Haspiel, Horrocks, Tony Millionaire, Craig Thompson, Bill Wray, and various Reoffered to coincide with BIZARRO WORLD HC, this volume features a host of comics’ most innovative writers and artists contributing their unique takes on the characters populating the DC Universe.

On sale Jan 5 o 240 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

BIRDS OF PREY #78

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Tom Derenick & Bob Petrecca

Cover by Ryan Sook

Part 3 of the 4-part “Hero Hunters,” with action-packed guest art by Tom Derenick (SMALLVILLE) and a cover by Ryan Sook (ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL)! In this issue, the Birds face the terrifying, life-stealing vigilante Harvest, and one member of the team may pay the ultimate price for her past!

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BIRDS OF PREY: SENSEI & STUDENT TP

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Ed Benes, Alex Lei, Michael Golden, Joe Bennett, Cliff Richards, and various

Cover by Greg Land

There’s trouble brewing for the Birds in this thrilling new trade paperback collecting BIRDS OF PREY #63-68 featuring guest appearances by a host of DCU heroines and villainesses!

On sale Jan 12 o 168 pg, FC, $17.95 US

BIRDS OF PREY: OF LIKE MINDS TP

Written by Gail Simone

Art and cover by Ed Benes & Alex Lei

Reoffered to coincide with BIRDS OF PREY: SENSEI & STUDENT, this collection features the sold-out BIRDS OF PREY #56-61! Guest-starring Nightwing and Batgirl, this tale shakes things up as the Birds face a tricky legal and ethical dilemma and take on Savant!

On sale Jan 12 o 144 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST 73

DEADSHOT #2

Written by Christos N. Gage

Art by Steven Cummings & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway

The thrilling miniseries continues with a guest appearance by Green Arrow! Deadshot fights to make a crime-infested neighborhood safe for his daughter and her mom. But now even the cops want him gone, and have brought in the Emerald Archer to help them!

On sale Jan 5 o 2 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

BREACH #1

Written by Bob Harras

Art by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Martin

Written by Bob Harras (The Avengers) and illustrated by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE), this special extra-sized premiere issue introduces the next great hero of the DCU – or perhaps its next great threat! At heart Major Tim Porter is just a man torn between conscience and duty. But nothing could have prepared him to lose decades from his life and most of his humanity. Now the man known as Breach has awakened, and the world is definitely not ready for him or the threat he represents! The extra-sized, 40-page issue #1 ships with a price of $2.95; subsequent issues will be 32 pages and $2.50.

On sale Jan 5 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US Edited by Matt Idelson

FIRESTORM #9

Written by Dan Jolley

Art and cover by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull

Cover by Matt Haley

One of the original Firestorm’s deadliest foes is back…in a big way! Can Jason and his accidental ally, Lorraine Reilly, survive the vicious onslaught – or will the villain’s newly enhanced powers overwhelm them? Plus, an explosive final page surprise!

On sale Jan 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HARD TIME #12

Written by Steve Gerber

Art and cover by Brian Hurtt

DC Focus. Travelling outside his body, inmate Ethan Harrow saves a life. Trapped inside his body, he’s falling in love and about to turn sixteen. And a jailhouse wedding goes horribly wrong!

On sale Jan 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HAWKMAN #36

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose

Cover by Ryan Sook

An army of the undead soldiers rampages through the streets of St. Roch, destroying everything and everyone in their path. Hawkman and Hawkgirl join forces with the enigmatic Deadman, who has taken possession of a familar body to combat the zombie menace!

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US 80

THE FLASH #218

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Peter Snejbjerg

Cover by Howard Porter & Livesay

A Rogue Profile on the reformed villain Mick Rory, a.k.a. Heat Wave! Find out what drove Heat Wave to a life of fire and crime, and what’s drawing him back in. James Jesse has a mission for Heat Wave: take down the killer Murmur and prove he still has what it takes to join the FBI. But little does Heat Wave realize, he’s about to become a catalyst for what soon will be known as…Rogue War!

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

GREEN ARROW #46

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos

Cover by James Jean

The debut of new series art team Tom Fowler (CAPER) & Rodney Ramos (GREEN LANTERN) and cover artist James Jean (BATGIRL)! Get ready for a Team Green road trip! Ollie and one of his cohorts hit the West Coast to visit the Teen Titans!

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #4

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Continuing the startling rebirth of Hal Jordan by Geoff Johns (JSA, THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) and Ethan Van Sciver (BATMAN/CATWOMAN: TRAIL OF THE GUN, New X-Men) with an issue guest-starring three of DC’s most powerful teams: the JLA, JSA and Teen Titans!

One of the deadliest villains in the DCU returns: Parallax! Things continue to twist and turn for John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kilowog as they come face-to-face with their greatest enemy – the man who destroyed the Green Lanterns. Meanwhile, Green Arrow struggles to find a way to stop Parallax as the JLA, the JSA and the Teen Titans join the fight!

On sale Jan 26 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC

Written by Gardner Fox & John Broome

Art by Gil Kane, Joe Giella, Frank Giacoia, and Sid Greene Cover by Kane

Reoffered to coincide with GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL. 5, this volume collects the adventures of Hal Jordan from GREEN LANTERN Vol. 1 #22-29, plus a foreword by former DC editor Jack C. Harris.

On sale Jan 19 o 216 pg, FC, $49.95 US o RELIST

GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC

Written by Gardner Fox & John Broome

Art and cover by Gil Kane & Sid Greene

The further adventures of Green Lantern Hal Jordan – the Silver Age’s science fiction-influenced hero! This time, the Emerald Gladiator squares off against foes such as Dr. Light, Hector Hammond, Evil Star and many more! This Archive reprints nine classic tales from GREEN LANTERN #30-38 with an intro by Geoff Johns!

On sale Jan 19 o 240 pg, FC, $49.95 US 78

JLA CLASSIFIED #3

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

The earth-shaking conclusion to the 3-part story of the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes by writer Grant Morrison and artists Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines (SUPERMAN/BATMAN)! This action-packed issue finds the JLA – and they literally are found! – just in time to aid the Ultra-Marines in the mother of all battles versus Gorilla Grodd’s guerilla warriors!

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

JLA #110

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art and cover by Ron Garney & Dan Green

Part 4 of the 8-part “Crime Syndicate of Amerika!” The CSA makes its boldest move yet: impersonating the JLA, bringing disgrace to the World’s Greatest Heroes! Meanwhile the Qwardian Weaponers come to Earth as well!

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JSA: STRANGE ADVENTURES #6

Written by Kevin J. Anderson

Art by Barry Kitson & Gary Erskine

Cover by John Watson

The climactic finale to the 6-issue miniseries, as the golden age JSA heroes take on Lord Dynamo and his hordes of mechanical minions within the concrete canyons of New York!

On sale Jan 26 o 6 of 6 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JSA #69

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne

Cover by Alex Ross

Part 2 of the 5-part “JSA/JSA,” featuring a painted cover by Alex Ross!

It’s 1951. Do you know where your heroes are? That’s what Michael Holt, Courtney Whitmore, Doctor Pieter Cross, Sand Hawkins and the other new generation of JSAers are wondering. What has become of the heroes of yesterday? And how can their modern-day counterparts convince them to return to a life of crime-fighting?

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

MANHUNTER #6

Written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Saiz

The supervillain trial of the year begins! The eyes of the nation are on an L.A. federal courtroom as Kate Spencer not only faces the case of her career as a DA, but also must go on the attack as Manhunter against a cabal of villains out to nail the defendant!

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #7

Written by Joe Kelly

Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen

The maxiseries continues! In the aftermath of its clash with the JSA, a startling secret is revealed about a member of the Elite! Meanwhile, the rest of the team burrows deeper into the inner circle of an alien drug cartel…that is, until their cover is blown!

On sale Jan 5 o 7 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

MIGHTY LOVE SC

Written by Howard Chaykin

Art and cover by Chaykin

A softcover edition of the original graphic novel mixing crimefighting and romance! By day, they’re courtroom enemies, but by night, Delaney Pope and Lincoln Reinhardt meet as costumed heroes.Can they find love despite their differences?

On sale Jan 26 o 96 pg, FC, $17.95 US o MATURE READERS

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray

Cover by Kitson

The new future continues in this series courtesy of Mark Waid and Barry Kitson (EMPIRE)! As the Legion faces pressure from the newly formed United Planets to “play ball” with the system, the team finds it’s not easy to work with the law and fight it at the same time!

On sale Jan 26 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US

THE MONOLITH #12

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and cover by Phil Winslade

The Monolith and Tilt find Alice and a whole lot more in the climactic series finale! Monolith squares off against an army of dirty cops and attempts to shatter their slave-trade ring. But will the world see the Monolith as a hero or a villain? Final issue.

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

PLASTIC MAN #14

Written by Kyle Baker

Art and cover by Baker

See what the critics are raving about in a new tale by acclaimed writer/artist Kyle Baker! This issue: still more plasticky goodness, whipped up for your reading delight!

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

OUTSIDERS #20

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Karl Kerschl

Cover by Doug Mahnke

The Outsiders roster expands in an issue written by Judd Winick with guest art by Karl Kerchl (MAJESTIC) and a cover by Doug Mahnke (JLA)!

This issue features a romantic interlude, OUTSIDERS style, as Shift and Indy have a sweet date that ends with some hot action…but not the kind they may have been hoping for! Instead, they find a massive virus has seized the Outsiders HQ’s computer systems. And when we say virus, we mean the “crazy-mechanizedkiller-machines-come-to-life” kind of virus! Plus, secrets are revealed

about the team’s operations!

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

TEEN TITANS #20

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Tom Grummett & Nelson

Cover by Duncan Rouleau

Spinning out of the events of IDENTITY CRISIS! Recovering from their trip through time, the Teen Titans are asked to track down one loose end from Identity Crisis: the armor of Lex Luthor! But there are others after it too, including Warp and the Electrocutioner! Plus, Robin continues to cope with his personal loss while another Titan heads off in a new and unexpected direction. For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE QUESTION #3

Written by Rick Veitch

Art and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards

The Question rains terror upon the Subterraneans’ criminal operations through Metropolis – striking those that fall “beneath” the eyes of the Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen get the scoop on Luthor’s motivations behind the Science Spire.

On sale Jan 5 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

RICHARD DRAGON #9

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Zach Howard & Andy Owens

Cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

The murderous druglord Soldado was just the tip of the iceberg – someone much bigger and badder is after Richard Dragon! More specifically, someone is after the soul of Richard Dragon. And that someone is Mr. Underworld Unleashed himself – Neron!

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC

Written by Mort Weisinger, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, and various

Art by Mort Meskin, George Papp, Creig Flessel, Jack Lehti, Hal Sherman, and Ed Dobrotka

Cover by Meskin

Collecting LEADING COMICS #1-4, featuring the adventures of The Seven Soldiers of Victory: The Crimson Avenger, Green Arrow, the Shining Knight The Vigilante, Speedy, Stripesy and the Star-Spangled Kid! In 1941, one year after DC Comics launched the Justice Society of America in ALL-STAR COMICS, sister company All-American Comics released LEADING COMICS #1 featuring its very own super-team; The Seven Soldiers of Victory! Originally produced under the guidance of legendary editor/writer Mort Weisinger, this volume featuring page after page of classic art by Mort Meskin (among others). Add to that an insightful introduction by R.C. Harvey and it all adds up to over 200 pages of some of the best that the Golden Age had to offer – by writers Bill Finger, Mort Weisinger, Jerry Siegel and others, with art by Meskin, George Papp, Creig Flessel and others.

On sale Jan 12 o 240 pg, FC, $49.95 US

STARMAN: SINS OF THE FATHER TP

Written by James Robinson

Art by Tony Harris & Wade Von Grawbadger

Cover by Harris

Reoffered to coincide with EX MACHINA: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TP, this volume collects STARMAN #0-5! Witness the rebirth of a legendary DC character, as young Jack Knight becomes the reluctant new bearer of the Starman legacy!

On sale Jan 19 o 160 pg, FC, $17.95 US o RELIST

WONDER WOMAN: DOWN TO EARTH TP

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Drew Johnson, Ray Snyder, Eric Shanower, Brian Stelfreeze, Steve Rude, Stuart Immonen and Eduardo Risso

Cover by Greg Land

Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN: BITTER RIVALS, this volume collects WONDER WOMAN #195-200. When Diana writes a book that shares her beliefs, it ignites a firestorm of controversy.

On sale Jan 12 o 160 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST 86

WONDER WOMAN #212

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by James Raiz & Ray Snyder

Cover by J.G. Jones

The JLA guest-stars in an issue featuring pencils by James Raiz (TOKYO STORMWARNING)! With Wonder Woman transformed by the battle with Medousa, the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes worry that she’s no longer fit to serve in their company. Will Diana have to defeat her friends to prove herself?

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

WONDER WOMAN: BITTER RIVALS TP

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Drew Johnson, Shane Davis, Stephen Sadowski,

Ray Snyder and Andrew Currie

Cover by J.G. Jones

Reprinting WONDER WOMAN #201-205! Wonder Woman needs help solving the murder of Darrel Keyes, and who better to call than Batman? As they inch closer, they find it ties to another murder, but what does it have to do with respected businesswoman Veronica Cale?

On sale Jan 12 o 128 pg, FC, $12.95 US

BATMAN STRIKES #5

Written by Bill Matheny

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Jeff Matsuda

Scarface and the Ventriloquist are back! But when they attach a mini-Scarface dummy onto Batman’s arm that’s primed to set off bombs, can Batman get out of Scarface’s trap without destroying Gotham City?

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #5

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong

Cover by Ben Caldwell

Blue Beetle is all ready to enjoy a relaxing night of monitor duty at the Watchtower, but when chaos erupts across the globe, he realizes he’s the only team member on call. Yikes!

On sale Jan 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #15

Written by J. Torres

Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker

Cover by Dave Bullock

Introducing Kwiz Kid, who tries to stump Robin with brain teasers and booby-traps to impress his ex-girlfriend, Kitten (who has a crush on the Boy Wonder)!

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #122

Written by Frank Strom, Earl Kress and Brian Swenlin

Art by Neal Sternecky, Omar Aranda, Scott McRae, & Alberto Saichann

Cover by David Alvarez & Mike DeCarlo

Sylvester, Tweety, Duck Dodgers…plus all-new tales of everyone’s favorite daydreamer, Ralph Phillips!

On sale Jan 5 o 32 pg, FC,

$2.25 US

MAD #450

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

The side-splitting 450th issue is here, just in time to celebrate the new year! And what better way to ring in 2005 than with an issue of MAD!?

On sale Jan 5 o 48 pg, FC/B&W,

$3.50 US

POWERPUFF GIRLS #58

Written by Amy Rogers, Sholly Fisch and Robbie Busch

Art by Christopher Cook & Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Phil Moy

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will stop our heroines from battling the storm-slinging Weather Girl!

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US 92

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #5

Written by Tom Warburton, Jim Alexander, Scott Cunningham, Robbie Busch and John Rozum

Art by Mike Kazaleh, Matt Jenkins, Dave Simons, Jorge Pacheco and Jeff Albrecht Cover by Robert Pope

Outer-space meatballs, parachuting grannies, and a bumper crop of robotic hands – this is a job for The Kids Next Door, Johnny Bravo, and more of your favorites from Cartoon Network!

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #92

Written by John Rozum and Sholly Fisch

Art by Leo Batic, John McCrea and Horacio Ottolini

Cover by Joe Staton

What’s worse: the crazy fans at a creepy-movie convention, or the ghost running around it? The gang’s about to find out!

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SPACE GHOST #3

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Ariel Olivetti

Cover by Alex Ross

Nothing can prepare you for Zorak! Space Ghost comes face-to-face with the adversary who ruined his life and turned him into a “ghost!” He can vanquish his old enemy, but at what cost to his soul?

On sale Jan 19 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

TOE TAGS FEATURING GEORGE ROMERO #4

Written by George Romero

Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos

Cover by Bernie Wrightson

Our “undead” hero, Damien Cross struggles for control of what’s left of planet Earth! As the army of the resurrected dead swarm the land, there appears to be a rift growing between their Zombie General and his lieutenant, Rasputin!

On sale Jan 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

UNDERSTANDING COMICS TP

Written by Scott McCloud

Art and cover by McCloud

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: STRENGTH, also written by Scott McCloud. Rediscover the critically acclaimed illustrated study of the sequential art of comics by Scott McCloud (Zot!, SUPERMAN: ADVENTURES OF THE MAN OF STEEL).

On sale Jan 5 o 224 pg, B&W $19.95 US o RELIST

REINVENTING COMICS TP

Written by Scott McCloud

Art and cover by McCloud

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: STRENGTH, also written by Scott McCloud. This volume explores the ways the art and practice of comics are changing with the advent of the digital age.

On sale Jan 5 o 256 pg, B&W, $19.95 US o RELIST 93

BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

BAD COMPANY: GOODBYE KROOL WORLD TP

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy

Cover by Jock

2000 A.D. Danny Franks knew signing up for the war against the Krool would be hard, but he had no idea the real horrors would be on his side! Now he’s a reluctant member of Bad Company, an elite force of vicious killers blazing a trail of carnage wherever they go!

On sale Jan 5 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 256 pg, B&W, $17.95 US

SINISTER DEXTER: MURDER 101 TP

Written by Dan Abnett

Art by Simon Davis, Paul Johnson, Julian Gibson, Robert McCallum, Andrew Currie, Siku, Alex Ronals and Steve Yeowell Cover by Davis

2000 A.D. Finnigan Sinister and Ramone Dexter are gunsharks- hired killers with chalk outlines round their souls. Now, their new boss gives them a surprising first job: teaching her younger sister to be a gunshark!

On sale Jan 26 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 160 pg, FC, $19.95 US o MATURE READERS 94

A.B.C. WARRIORS: THE MEKNIFICENT SEVEN TP

Written by Pat Mills

Art by Kevin O’Neill, Brendan McCarthy, Mike McMahon, Brett Ewins, Dave Gibbons and Carlos Ezquerra

Cover by Kev Walker

2000 A.D. Get ready for a science fiction tale of advanced robots and interplanetary war, featuring art by some of comics’ greatest talents, including Kevin O’Neill (THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN), Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN) and Carlos Ezquerra (JUDGE DREDD)!

The Volgan war has raged for years, spreading off Earth and on to Mars. Now an Earth general has assembled a team of advanced robots – capable of withstanding atomic, bacterial or chemical attack – to finally conquer the “devil planet!” They are Hammerstein, a war-droid whose chest “puffs” with pride when he hears the national anthem; Joe Pineapples, a secretive, ice-cool sniper; Blackblood, so evil he drinks the oil of fallen robots; Mongrol, a mindless killing machine; Happy Shrapnel, a sharpshooting old-timer; Steelhorn, the self-styled “greatest robot ever created”; and Deadlock, the mysterious Khaos-worshipper and wielder of the mystical Ace of Swords. They are the A.B.C. Warriors, and they’ve come to tame a planet. Spread the word!

On sale Jan 19 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 136 pg., B&W, $12.95 US

THE INCAL VOL. 1: THE EPIC CONSPIRACY TP

Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky

Art and cover by Moebius

HUMANOIDS. Moebius, the internationally acclaimed illustrator of countless graphic novels and film designer for Alien, Blade Runner and The Fifth Element influenced a generation when he joined forces with writer Alexandro Jodorowsky for THE INCAL! This new volume, a perfect jumping on point, presents the first part of the classic adventure of science-fiction detective John Difool, illustrated by Moebius and written by Jodorowsky and updated with new colors by Beltran. John Difool, a low class detective in a degenerate world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient artifact called “The Incal.” Difool’s adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy’s greatest warrior, The Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comical and cosmic proportions that has Difool fighting for not only his very survival, but also the survival of the entire universe.

On sale Jan 12 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 160 pg., FC, $19.95 US o MATURE READERS

THE CHAOS EFFECT

Written by Pierre Christin

Art and cover by Enki Bilal

HUMANOIDS. A collection consisting of THE BLACK ORDER BRIGADE and THE HUNTING PARTY, shedding light on the bloody side of politics and regime change. These two stories explore a world of political intrigue, terrorism and assassination! In THE BLACK ORDER BRIGADE, an old terrorist group resurfaces with a series of bombings. It’s up to the spies who thought they had destroyed the organization to come out of retirement and put a stop to the terrorists’ bloody agenda once and for all. In THE HUNTING PARTY, a hunting accident among a gathering of Russia’s key political figures leads to political turmoil, but is it really an accident or is it murder?

On sale Jan 19 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 168 pg., FC, $19.95 US

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CHALAND ANTHOLOGY VOL. 2: FREDDY LOMBARD TP

Written by Yves Chaland

Art and cover by Chaland

HUMANOIDS. Freddy Lombard and friends go on adventures spanning from war-torn Budapest to an atomic airplane! These classic stories exhibit the elegant design and expressive line that made Chaland a legend among cartoonists and animators worldwide!

On sale Jan 26 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 128 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS

METAL HURLANT #15

Written by Jean-Luc Cornette, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Jerry Frissen, Stuart Moore and Stefano Raffaele

Art by Bill, Guy Davis, Cully Hamner, Stéphane Oiry and Raffaele

Cover by Oiry

HUMANOIDS. Stuart Moore (Lone) and Cully Hamner (RED) deliver a timely story dealing with the conflict in the Middle East, Frissen & Bill return with more wild wrestling action in “Lucha Libre,” and more!

On sale Jan 26 o 7.375″ x 10.1875″ o 64 pg, FC, $3.95 US o MATURE READERS 97

LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 2

Written by Tsukuba Sakura

Art by Tsukuba Sakura

CMX. Most people live life “blindfolded,” unable to see the past or future. But when high-school student Outsuka Kanade touches people, sometimes her blindfold slips, and she has visions of their future. Should she act to change their fate? This compelling tale follows Kanade as she explores her gift and the difficult choices it brings.

On sale Jan 19 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.95 US

MADARA VOL. 2

Art by Sho-u Tajima

Written by Eiji Otsuka

CMX. It’s Madara versus Kaos in Volume 2 of Eiji Otsuka’s epic masterpiece MADARA! In this volume, Madara and Kaosu must team up to fight a deadly duo out to kill the both of them. And now, as fate would have it, Madara and Kaos prepare to face-off one another in the Corridor of Fire. Will destiny prevail? Or will desire?

On sale Jan 5 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 176 pg, B&W, $9.95 US o MATURE READERS 98

FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 2

Written by Aoike Yasuko

Art by Aoike Yasuko

CMX. Sometimes risqué, but never routine! Welcome to the world of Earl Dorian Red Gloria, a.k.a. Eroica. In this volume, the relationship between the Earl and the NATO officer reaches a whole new level. Plus, a bonus story in which a new officer discovers more than he bargained for on a ship that’s all play and no work…

On sale Jan 12 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.95 US

MAJESTIC #1

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art by Neil Googe & Trevor Scott

Covers by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines and Josh Middleton

Writing team Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (LEGION) link up with hot new artist Neil Googe (Bazooka Jules) for a series that shows what happens to Majestic when he returns home to the WildStorm Universe with guest stars Superman and the Eradicator in tow! Majestic is faced with the biggest – and most chilling – mystery of his life in “While You Were Out,” a story full of cosmic wonder, wit and earth-shaking super-heroics! WildStorm castaway Mr. Majestic has spent the last few months in the DCU, where his warrior-code background has led him to butt heads with a few of that world’s finest. But now that he’s back home, has his style changed? Has he learned anything from the DC heroes? And…just what the heck has been going on here? Retailer note: This issue ships with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines (50%) and Josh Middleton (50%).

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

THE INTIMATES #3

Written by Joe Casey

Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope and Jim Lee

Cover by Lee & Rian Hughes

Romance! Longing! Heartbreak! Who likes whom? And do they “like” or do they “like like” the object of their affection? Find out in this seductive tale of young super-hero love. But will a late-night romantic rendezvous interfere with Sykes’s “Blaster PiII” marathon?

On sale Jan 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

THE AUTHORITY: FRACTURED WORLDS TP

Written by Robbie Morrison

Art and cover by Dwayne Turner & Sal Regla

The Authority’s struggle to change the world takes on a new chapter in this trade paperback collecting issues #6-10! The Authority have assumed control of the government of the US! But it won’t be an easy road, as the American people aren’t all for it!

On sale Jan 5 o 208 pg, FC, $17.95 US o MATURE READERS

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #4

Written by Ed Brubaker

Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend

Cover by Nguyen

Open warfare rocks the streets of the nation’s capital! The Authority meet Golden Age hero Paul Revere and his revolutionary movement head on in a battle for the ages! The future of the U.S. is at stake – but who is the mysterious sponsor of the insurgents?

On sale Jan 19 o 4 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

DANGER GIRL: ODD JOBS TP

Written by Andy Hartnell & J. Scott Campbell

Art by Phil Noto, Campbell, Arthur Adams, and Joe Chiodo

Cover by Campbell

An explosive collection featuring the HAWAIIAN PUNCH and VIVA LAS DANGER Specials as well as a Danger Girl Special featuring a tale by Arthur Adams and a unique DG story done in collaboration by J. Scott Campbell & Joe Chiodo. Plus, a sketchbook section!

On sale Jan 5 o 136 pg, FC, $14.95 US

EX MACHINA: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

Cover by Harris

From Wizard Magazine’s Top Ten writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN) and Eisner Award-winning artist Tony Harris (STARMAN) comes a collection of one of the most critically acclaimed new series of the year, featuring a gorgeous new cover by Harris! THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS collects the first five issues of this stellar ongoing political thriller, including the extra-sized origin of the super-heroic Great Machine, as well as the 4-part “State of Emergency.” Set in our modern-day world, EX MACHINA tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America’s first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him amazing powers. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crimefighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide. But Mayor Hundred has to worry about more than just budget problems and an antagonistic governor, especially when a mysterious hooded figure begins assassinating plow drivers during the worst snowstorm in the city’s history!

On sale Jan 19 o 136 pg, FC, $9.95 US o MATURE READERS

MR. MAJESTIC TP

Written by Joe Casey, Brian Holguin and Alan Moore

Art by Ed McGuinness, Carlos D’Anda, Jason Martin, and

Richard Friend Cover by McGuinness & Martin

Reoffered to coincide with MAJESTIC #1, this explosive volume collects the first six mind-blowing issues of MR. MAJESTIC. Also included is the story from WILDSTORM SPOTLIGHT #1 by Alan Moore in which Majestic travels to he end of space, time and reality!

On sale Jan 12 o 176 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

PLANETARY #22

Written by Warren Ellis

Art and cover by John Cassaday

Prepare for “The Torture of William Leather,” as only Warren Ellis and John Cassaday can deliver! William Leather, a founding member of the 4, is now in the hands of Elijah Snow. He recounts the history of his family, and we learn that his father had secrets that, once revealed, will open doors – and lead to many more questions

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

THE RAZOR’S EDGE: WARBLADE #4

Written by John Ridley

Art and cover by Simon Bisley

Reno Bryce has lost nearly everything – his powers, his lady, even his hands. Now it’s time for a little payback! Without his powers, though, the task will be almost impossible. Could there be a way to get them back?

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

TERRA OBSCURA VOL. 2 #5

Written by Alan Moore & Peter Hogan

Art and cover by Yanick Paquette & Karl Story

ABC. Tom Strange and Princess Pantha face dire peril in the depths of space at the hands of The Terror! And on the planet, S.M.A.S.H. must contend with the deadliest time anomaly of all: an atomic bomb headed toward Hiroshima, meant to end World War II!

On sale Jan 19 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US 106

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b>WILD GIRL #3

Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion

Art by Shawn McManus & J.H. Williams III

Cover by McManus

As Rosa and Hylax plot to defeat the Dogman, they turn to Limmershin for help. But who is this mysterious character that wields such power and control over animals? Now, all of Rosa’s hopes hinge on whether or not she can complete Limmershin’s challenge!

On sale Jan 5 o3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #8

Written by Ed Brubaker

Art and cover by Sean Phillips

It’s an all-girl spy extravaganza! Miss Misery is the one person on Holden’s side, or so he thinks. So what does she do when she’s on her own, and who is it that’s shadowing her? Can Holden really trust her, or has he simply gotten her in as deep as he is himself?

On sale Jan 26 o 8 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION

Written by Steven T. Seagle

Art and cover by Ron Randall & Jimmy Palmiotti

Photo cover

John Constantine is a man who has literally been to hell and back in the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine, a supernatural thriller based on the long-running hit DC Comics/VERTIGO HELLBLAZER graphic novels. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.

On sale Jan 5 o Prestige Format o 64 pg, FC, $6.95 US

MATURE READERS

CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER COLLECTION TP

Written by Steven T. Seagle, Jamie Delano, Neil Gaiman and Garth Ennis

Art by Ron Randall, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Ridgway, Dave McKean, Will Simpson and Mark Pennington

Photo cover

A second collection celebrating the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine, in theaters in February! CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER COLLECTION collects the official 64-page VERTIGO adaptation of the film along with three classic issues of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER. Included are issue #11, which kicked off VERTIGO’s longest-running series and set the tone for the character; #27, which brought SANDMAN creator Neil Gaiman and his longtime artistic collaborator Dave McKean to the title with a haunting story of fear and loneliness; and #41, which opens the “Dangerous Habits” storyline with Constantine discovering that he has lung cancer in “The Beginning of the End.”

On sale Jan 5 o 168 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS

VERTIGO SECRET FILES: HELLBLAZER #1

Written by Jamie Delano and Brian Azzarello,

Art by Tim Bradstreet, Dave Taylor, Steve Dillon, Glenn Fabry, Sean Phillips and various

Cover by Phil Hale

A new printing coinciding with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this Special features two compelling tales of John Constantine by an all-star array of talent. Plus, interviews with HELLBLAZER writers, a dossier of character information, a HELLBLAZER timeline, and much more.

On sale Jan 5 o 48 pg, FC, $4.95 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: DANGEROUS HABITS TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Will Simpson, Mark Pennington and Tom Sutton

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE

ADAPTATION, this volume collects HELLBLAZER #41-46. DANGEROUS HABITS tells the story of John Constantine’s fight against his own impending death, brought about not by magic or the machinations of Heaven or Hell-but rather by lung cancer.

On sale Jan 5 o 160 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER – RARE CUTS TP

Written by Jamie Delano, Grant Morrison and Garth Ennis

Art by Sean Phillips, David Lloyd, Richard Piers Rayner

and Mark Buckingham

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

To help celebrate the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine in theaters in February, this January sees the release of this special trade paperback collection showcasing this enduring icon of horror and magic! RARE CUTS is a treat for longtime readers and newcomers alike, assembling six issues of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER that have never before been collected. Created by some of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers and artists in comics, the issues featured include: #11, which relates the horrifying events of Newcastle, 1978, that ended with an innocent girl’s soul condemned to Hell and Constantine confined to an asylum; #25-26, in which new weapons testing goes awry and looses terrible psychic impulses upon a dying northern town; #35, which tells a tale of Constantine’s roughand- tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills; #56, an object lesson in the perils of narcissism and doing deals with demons; and #84, which reveals the origin of Constantine’s friendship with his best mate Chas. Also included in this trade paperback are informative pages from VERTIGO Secret Files: HELLBLAZER #1.

On sale Jan 12 o 160 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING: THE CURSE TP

Written by Alan Moore

Art by Stephen Bissette, Stan Woch, John Totleben, Alfredo Alcala, and Ron Randall Cover by Simon Bisley

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, a trade paperback collecting the critically acclaimed SWAMP THING run by Alan Moore, featuring the first appearance of John Constantine. This volume collects SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #35-42.

On sale Jan 5 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

HELLBLAZER: ORIGINAL SINS TP

Written by Jamie Delano

Art by John Ridgway & Alfredo Alcala

Cover by Dave McKean

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this chilling trade paperback reprints issues #1-9 of the popular ongoing series. This volume presents the earliest solo adventures of tortured antihero John Constantine, who must face both supernatural and manmade horrors.

On sale Jan 5 o 256 pg, FC, $19.95 US

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HELLBLAZER: FEAR AND LOATHING TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Steve Dillon

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this collection features HELLBLAZER #62-67, in which John Constantine causes the downfall of an archangel, breaks up with his girlfriend, and carouses his way through his 40th birthday party, where Swamp Thing turns up as a surprise guest.

On sale Jan 5 o 160 pg, FC, $17.95 US

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HELLBLAZER: DAMNATION’S FLAME TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Will Simpson

and Peter Snejbjerg

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this collection reprints HELLBLAZER #72-77, recounting Constantine’s mystically induced hallucinatory journey through America and a tale that finds him at his own funeral.

On sale Jan 5 o 176 pg, FC, $16.95 US

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HELLBLAZER: SON OF MAN TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by John Higgins

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, a volume collecting HELLBLAZER #129-133. Constantine must deal with the ungodly consequences of his actions as an adult he resurrected 15 years ago prepares to bring an unprecedented evil into the world.

On sale Jan 5 o 128 pg, FC, $12.95 US

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HELLBLAZER: TAINTED LOVE TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Steve Dillon

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this collection includes HELLBLAZER #68-71, HELLBLAZER SPECIAL #1, and the Constantine story from VERTIGO JAM. Constantine confronts ghosts of his past as he’s stalked by a vampire who has hunted the Constantine family for generations.

On sale Jan 5 o 176 pg, FC, $17.95 US

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HELLBLAZER: RAKE AT THE GATES OF HELL TP

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Steve Dillon

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this volume collects issues #78-83 as well as the special one-shot HEARTLAND. John Constantine heads towards a final showdown with a revengecrazed Satan during a raging race riot, and has one final reunion with his lost love Kit.

On sale Jan 5 o 224 pg, FC, $19.95 US

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HELLBLAZER: HARD TIME TP

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Richard Corben

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this volume collects HELLBLAZER #146-150. John Constantine has found himself in a maximum-security penitentiary. ‘Til now, as long as he’s had his smokes and his freedom, he’s always been in control. But what happens when those things are taken away from him?

On sale Jan 5 o 128 pg, FC, $12.95 US

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HELLBLAZER: FREEZES OVER TP

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Marcelo Frusin, Guy Davis and Steve Dillon

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this trade paperback collects the “Freezes Over” story from HELLBLAZER #157-163, the one-shot “… And Buried?” and the 2-part “Lapdogs and Englishmen.” In these three episodes, Constantine continues his journey through America’s back roads.

On sale Jan 5 o 168 pg, FC, $14.95 US

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HELLBLAZER #204

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

“Reasons to be Cheerful,” Part 3 of 4. John Constantine’s demonic offspring – Adam, Maria and Saul – continue their vicious onslaught on those closest to the Hellblazer. But as John desperately tries to save his girlfriend, he leaves the door open for an attack on a beloved family member.

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS 107

HELLBLAZER: HAUNTED TP

Written by Warren Ellis

Art by John Higgins

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, a volume collecting issues #134-139. When Constantine’s old friend Isabel turns up dead, he goes in search of the reasons behind it. But his investigation earns him a beating from the “magician” responsible. Can Constantine help her rest in peace?

On sale Jan 5 o 144 pg, FC, $12.95 US

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HELLBLAZER: GOOD INTENTIONS TP

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Marcelo Frusin

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, a volume collecting HELLBLAZER #151-156. In the little town of Doglick, WV, Constantine finds things happening that not even he could expect and discovers that whether he likes it or not, he’s involved in them as well…up to his neck.

On sale Jan 5 o 144 pg, FC, $14.95 US

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HELLBLAZER: HIGHWATER TP

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Marcelo Frusin,

Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cameron Stewart

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this volume collects HELLBLAZER #164-174, bringing Constantine’s arduous trek across America to a shattering finale and answering the burning questions that put him on the road in the first place.

On sale Jan 5 o 264 pg, FC, $19.95 US

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JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER- SETTING SUN TP

Written by Warren Ellis

Art by Frank Teran, Tim Bradstreet, Marcelo Frusin, Javier Pulido and James Romberger

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Reoffered to coincide with CONSTANTINE: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, this volume features five bone-chilling tales of horror, magic, loss and regret originally presented in HELLBLAZER #140-143.

On sale Jan 5 o 96 pg, FC, $12.95 US

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100 BULLETS #57

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

This is it: the shocking conclusion to “Wylie Runs the Voodoo Down!” With the stage set and the major players in order, it’s now time for the big showdown between Wylie, Sheppard, Dizzy and Graves. The trail of bodies has been a long one so far, but not as long as the trail of tears will be…

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

ANGELTOWN #3

Written by Gary Phillips

Art and cover by Shawn Martinbrough

The search for Theophus “The Magician” Burnett heats up in the third issue of this new miniseries as beautiful bounty hunter Irma Deuce uncovers a major lead in the case. Somehow, Nate Hollis manages to stay one step ahead of the competition – but where Nate goes, trouble always seems to follow.

On sale Jan 12 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #11

Written by Joshua Dysart

Art and cover by Enrique Breccia

“Love in Vain” Part 3 of 4. Arcane and his demon paramour Josephine have adopted new, more dangerous forms. Still, Arcane wants Josephine to gain the powers of an elemental, and that means his designs are set on the hospitalized Tefé. Can Swamp Thing stop Arcane’s attack? Or will his rage get the better of him when he catches sight of Abigail in a passionate embrace with her new lover Jake?

On sale Jan 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #33

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha

Cover by James Jean

The amazing conclusion to the 4-part “The Year After.” A mysterious death at the Farm, like the ones that have been plaguing Fabletown, mars the first birthday of Snow’s offspring. Is this silent killer another attack from the Adversary, or something even more terrifying?

On sale Jan 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS 108

THE LOSERS #20

Written by Andy Diggle

Art by Ben Oliver

Cover by Jock

Kicking off a 2-part story featuring guest artist Ben Oliver (THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE)! The Losers have been on the run long enough – it’s time to take the fight to the enemy. The CIA superspy known only as Max is using his ties to a shadowy international bank to fund a black op known only as The Project. And a forgotten wartime sea-fort off the coast of England might be the key to uncovering the truth – by any means necessary!

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

BEGINNING A 2-PART STORY WITH ART BY BEN OLIVER

BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #7

Written by Si Spencer Consulting by Neil Gaiman

Art by Sean Phillips & Dean Ormston Cover by Frank Quitely

Part 1 of a new 3-part storyline. Fast times are about to accelerate for Tim Hunter and his mates following a funeral where an unexpected guest comes back from the dead. Meanwhile, Constantine and Zatanna gain the strangest of new comrades.

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

HUMAN TARGET #18

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Javier Pulido

Cover by John Watkiss

Berated and tortured by his captors, an innocent man sits bound, trapped and terrified in a tiny interrogation cell. Meanwhile, Christopher Chance has become a surprising participant in a different type of war against terror.

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS 109

TRIGGER #2

Written by Jason Hall

Art and cover by John Watkiss

The thrill-packed ongoing series continues as Deirdre Myers – a no-nonsense investigative reporter for the daily newsfeed The Relative Truth – looks for answers to a series of mysterious murders and their relation to the shadowy Triggers.

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

THE EXCITING NEW MONTHLY SERIES HEATS UP!

THE FILTH TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine

Cover by Carlos Segura

Reoffered to coincide with SEAGUY TP, this trade paperback collects Grant Morrison’s 13-issue maxiseries in one mammoth volume. This imaginative series was a heady brew of big ideas, exotic locales and bizarre action, featuring some of the wildest imagery in all of comics.

On sale Jan 5 o 320 pg, FC, $19.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

LUCIFER #58

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Ronald Wimberly

Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

In this stand-alone issue featuring guest art by incredible new talent Ronald Wimberly, Elaine and Lucifer escape into a new universe in a desperate attempt to get control over the demiurgic powers that Elaine absorbed from her father. As they recover, Elaine learns that perfection is much harder to maintain than chaos.

On sale Jan 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

SEAGUY TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Cameron Stewart

Straight from the brow of one of comics’ unique creators – Grant Morrison – comes SEAGUY, a hero without purpose in a world without evil! Featuring breathtaking art from Cameron Stewart, SEAGUY collects the 3-issue Vertigo miniseries that follows the strange adventure of would-be hero Seaguy and his faithful companion Chubby Da Choona as they try and decipher the mystery of Xoo – a ubiquitous new food that seems to have evolved into a brand-new conscious lifeform! Quirky and heart-wrenching at the same time, SEAGUY is that rarest of creations: something utterly and completely new. “Aye, aye, Seaguy!”

On sale Jan 26 o 104 pg, FC, $9.95 US o MATURE READERS

WE3 #3

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Frank Quitely

Morrison and Quitely’s emotional animal adventure concludes.

Sick, wounded and hunted by soldiers and the terrifying “We4” cyborgs, it’s the end of the line for Bandit, Tinker and Pirate as their bid for freedom comes to a bitter, bloody conclusion. Who will live and who will die in the brutal, unforgettable finale?

On sale Jan 19 o 3 of 3 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US

MATURE READERS

THE WITCHING #8

Written by Jonathan Vankin

Art by Leigh Gallagher & Dan Green

Cover by Tara McPherson

Elsa tries teaching Sook the ways of magic, but finds herself distracted by the attractive squatter in her family home – which leaves Sook to discover the terrifying secret in the basement. Meanwhile, as Kara remains M.I.A., Helen tries a last resort to find her: Kara’s estranged father, who’s a psychic detective.

On sale Jan 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #30

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Pia Guerra & José Marzan Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

Part 4 of the 5-part “Ring of Truth.” It’s a dysfunctional family reunion when Yorick is reunited with his sister Hero. Will they continue their deadly rivalry, or has the ex-Amazon seen the error of her vicious ways? Plus, a mysterious ninja, a monkey and a shocking revelation that’ll turn the series on its ear!

On sale Jan 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS 112

DOOM PATROL: THE PAINTING THAT ATE PARIS TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Richard Case & John Nyberg

Cover by Brian Bolland

Reoffered to coincide with the SEAGUY TP. This trade paperback reprints DOOM PATROL #26-34. This collection includes the rise of the legendary Brotherhood of Dada.

On sale Jan 26 o 232 pg, FC, $19.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

DOOM PATROL VOL 1: CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Richard Case, Doug Braithwaite, Scott Hanna, John Nyberg, & Carlos Garzon. Cover by Brian Bolland

Reoffered to coincide with the SEAGUY TP. This first collection of Morrison’s DOOM PATROL run includes issues #19-25 of the series!

On sale Jan 26 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

CONSTANTINE MOVIE PROP REPLICA: THE SHOTGUN

Based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine! This hand-painted movie prop replica is molded directly from a casting taken from the original mold produced for the stunt prop in the film and is an accurate “life-sized” movie replica of the Shotgun. It is held in place by demon hands on a cold-cast porcelain base. The Shotgun is not removable from the base. This replica includes a certificate of authenticity, measures approximately 10″ high x 10″ deep x 23″ long and is packaged in an elegant black gift box with foil stamping. This prop replica is strictly limited to 500 pieces!

On sale January 12 o Movie Prop o $350.00 US

CONSTANTINE MOVIE STATUE: KEANU REEVES AS CONSTANTINE

Sculpted by Gentle Giant

John Constantine is a man who has literally been to hell and back, in this adaptation of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine, a supernatural thriller based on the long-running hit DC Comics/VERTIGO HELLBLAZER graphic novels. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost. This hand painted, cold cast porcelain movie scene statue in the likeness of Keanu Reeves measures approximately 10.25″ tall x 6″ wide x 6″deep, includes a full-color certificate of authenticity, and is packaged in a 4-color box. This statue is strictly limited to 1,000 pieces.

On sale January 5 o Statue o $195.00 US

HELLBLAZER STATUE

Sculpted by William Paquet

Based on designs by Glenn Fabry

Re-offered again to coincide with next year’s Warner Bros. Pictures release of Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves! This hand painted, cold cast porcelain statue was designed by former HELLBLAZER cover artist Glenn Fabry and captured in cold-cast porcelain by William Paquet. This statue was originally limited to 2,500 pieces. Quantities are now limited and if orders exceed inventory, statues will be allocated. This statue measures 10.25″ high x 8.25″ wide x 8.25″ deep.

On sale January 19 o Statue o $195.00 US o RELIST

Retailers please note First Appearance Series 3 Action Figures are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments as well as singles. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 3: COMPOSITE SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE

When a lightning bolt bestowed all the combined powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes to janitor Joe Meach in 1964’s WORLD’S FINEST #142, the villainous Composite Superman was born! This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base and a mini-reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 25 o Action Figure o 6.5″ H o PI

FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 3: NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURE

After earning his stripes as Batman’s sidekick Robin, Dick Grayson became Nightwing, leader of the Teen Titans, in 1984’s TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44! This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base and a mini-reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 25 o Action Figure o 6.25″ H o PI

FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 3: THE RIDDLER ACTION FIGURE

Edward Nygma turned to a life of crime as The Riddler, donning this costume in BATMAN #171! This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a cloth cape, a base and a mini-reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 25 o Action Figure o 6.25″ H o PI

FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 3: BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE

After being taken in by Oracle, the original Batgirl, Cassandra Cain donned the cape and cowl of the all-new Batgirl in 1999’s BATMAN #567! This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base and a mini-reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 25 o Action Figure o 5.875″ H o PI

MARTIAN MANHUNTER STATUE

Designed by Alex Ross

Sculpted by Mike Hill

Sole survivor of an ancient Martian race, J’onn J’onzz came to Earth to warn of an impending invasion! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast statue measures approximately 12″ tall x 9.25″ wide x 7″ deep, includes a full-color certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers please note: This item is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale May 4, 2005 o Statue o $195.00 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: GREEN ARROW MAQUETTE

Sculpted by John G. Mathews

Green Arrow becomes the first maquette based on Cartoon Network’s new hit series Justice League Unlimited! Oliver Queen, the Emerald Archer, defends Star City as a member of the Justice League, battling foes with his trusty bow and arrow! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 9″ tall x 4″ wide x 3.25″ deep, includes a full-color certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers please note: This item is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale May 18, 2005 o Maquette o $89.95 US

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