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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping July, 2006

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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping July, 2006

DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in July of 2006. Discuss these solicitations here on CBR’s DC Comics forum and tell fellow fans what you plan on picking up.

DC Solicitations – Last Six Months

ABSOLUTE DARK KNIGHT HC

Written by Frank Miller

Art by Miller & Klaus Janson

Cover by Miller

Hailed as a comics masterpiece, Frank Miller’s THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS – and its equally provocative sequel THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN – get the oversized Absolute treatment in a giant one-volume, slipcased edition!

This Absolute edition features an extended sketch section from THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN with commentary by Miller, a look at the plot and pencils from the legendary finale to THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, a new introduction by Miller, striking new cover and slipcase art by Miller, and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 30 o 512 pg, FC, $99.99 US

BATMAN #655

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Andy Kubert

Variant cover by Adam Kubert

Comic legends Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, SEVEN SOLDIERS) and Andy Kubert (Ultimate X-Men, 1602) come together for Part 1 of “Batman and Son.” After a harrowing battle with the Joker high atop Police Headquarters, Batman decides to let Bruce Wayne step into the light. But just who is watching billionaire Bruce Wayne? And what does their plan have to do with Man-Bat? Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers by Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert (in approximately a 10:1 ratio).

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #821

Written by Paul Dini

Art by J.H. Williams III

Cover by Simone Bianchi

Gotham’s wealthiest citizens find themselves victimized by the mysterious new villain Facade as a story arc by new DETECTIVE COMICS creative team of writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME), artist J.H. Williams III (PROMETHEA, SEVEN SOLDIERS) and cover artist Simone Bianchi (SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT) begins! Operating with a gang trained to pass as members of the cities’ elite, the masked mastermind’s crimes baffle the police and leave members of Gotham society fearing for their lives. It’s up to Batman to use a “facade” of his own, that of socialite Bruce Wayne, in order to bait the villain’s underlings and discover the true identity of their elusive leader.

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #5

Written by Frank Miller

Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Variant cover by Miller

The pulse-pounding adventure continues with the All Star creative team of Frank Miller, Jim Lee and Scott Williams! To show the world that super-heroes police their own, Superman has assembled “The Justice League of America.” Can the Earth’s most powerful heroes rescue the kidnapped Dick Grayson and save Gotham from the clutches of a Dark Knight that has obviously gone mad? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Jim Lee & Scott Williams (approximately 50%) and Frank Miller (approximately 50%). This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #57

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

Don’t miss the frightful conclusion to “The Replacements!” Catwoman battles for the lives of Selina and baby Helena, Angle Man has murder on his mind, and Detective Lenahan finds the proof he needs to bring Catwoman down once and for all!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #152

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Freddie E. Williams II

Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

Old tensions return to the surface when Robin confronts the son of his father’s killer: the new Captain Boomerang!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING #122

Written by Bruce Jones

Art by Paco Diaz & Bit

Cover by Jock

When the dust settles, there will be only one Nightwing – but the price of victory may be too much to bear. Don’t miss the ending of this roller-coaster ride, and the beginning of a brand new chapter in the lives of Nightwing and Dick Grayson!

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN: DAYS OF FIRE AND MADNESS TP

Written by Bill Willingham

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

It’s all-out action in this trade collecting ROBIN #140-145! Robin enters a new world of danger when he’s recruited by the mysterious Veteran to join his covert military group, and a greater threat emerges in Blüdhaven when Darla Aquista is resurrected as the mystical Warlock’s Daughter. Finally, an OMAC attack unleashes a deadly gang war.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 16 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

ROBIN: TO KILL A BIRD TP

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Damion Scott, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Scott McDaniel, Pop Mhan, Sandra Hope and Andy Owens

Cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Reoffered to coincide with ROBIN: DAYS OF FIRE AND MADNESS, this volume collects ROBIN #134-139. Before our hero can fully recover from the recent deaths of his father and Spoiler, he must come face-to-face with the Penguin, the Dark Rider, the Veteran, and a mysterious archer who seems to want Robin dead.

On sale July 6 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #208

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti

Part 2 of the 5-part “Darker Than Death,” by Bruce Jones (MAN-BAT) and Ariel Olivetti (SPACE GHOST)! Batman has let a case become too personal, and that could have devastating consequences for the woman whose life he’s trying to save!

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #12

Written by Andrew Helfer

Art by Tan Eng Huat

Cover by Pat Lee

The story of Bruce Wayne’s early, formative year as the Caped Crusader comes to an action-filled close as Batman faces off against the Joker!

On sale July 26 o 12 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: SECRETS #5

Written by Sam Kieth

Art and cover by Kieth

The final devastating battle between Batman and the Joker erupts in this epic miniseries conclusion! Secrets from the past are revealed and others remain hidden – all in front of the unblinking fisheye lens of the media!

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

MAN-BAT #4

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Mike Huddleston

It’s a no-holds barred battle between Man-Bat and Batman! Kirk Langstrom is wanted for murder and Batman must learn the truth, even if it means taking down Man-Bat once and for all! And while the tortured, hybrid creature defends itself, forces are at work within Gotham’s underworld making sure that doesn’t happen!

On sale July 19 o 4 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #5

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Frank Quitely

The Man of Steel is trapped behind the iron bars of a maximum-security penitentiary with Lex Luthor! Has Superman’s archenemy finally succeeded in maneuvering his opponent to the wrong place at the wrong time? Find out in this thrilling installment of Grant Morrison’s and Frank Quitely’s All Star mega-hit!

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #654

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

A new era of Superman begins as the superstar art team of Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN) joins writer Kurt Busiek! As Superman battles to rout Intergang out of Metropolis, he also faces trouble with Lois, looming problems involving Lana Lang, and a dangerous new discovery in Kazakhstan!

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #841

Written by Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Dave Gibbons

An event trilogy guest-starring half the DCU kicks off in an issue featuring a stunning cover by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN)! Superman is back – but is it really him? As Earth faces a powerful new menace, Superman contends with heroes wary that he might not be who he says he is. Guest-starring the Teen Titans, Nightwing and Firestorm!

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #8

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Ron Adrian & Norm Rapmund

Cover by Joe Benitez and Victor Llamas

The Kandor saga continues in this story written by Joe Kelly (ACTION COMICS) and art by Ron Adrian (BIRDS OF PREY) & Norm Rapmund. This issue begins with the marriage of Supergirl and ends with a battle to the death against Power Girl! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN COLLECTOR SET

A collector set based on Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the best-selling story with art by Ed McGuiness & Dexter Vines! This collector set includes Batman and Superman action figures with exclusive new paints, in addition to the 160-page PUBLIC ENEMIES trade paperback. Display bases are included. Orders may be allocated.

Retrosolicited o On sale June 14 o 160 pg, FC, $29.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #28

Written by Mark Verheiden

Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver

The Martian Manhunter attacks Batman! Parasite and Titano return! And Superman’s allegiance will be tested as writer Mark Verheiden (SUPERMAN) and Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH) begin an epic 5-part arc involving many of the DCU’s alien heroes, including members of the Green Lantern Corps!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #1

Written by Gail Simone

Art by John Byrne & Trevor Scott

Cover by Ariel Olivetti

The startling adventures of the new Atom begin in this series based on concepts developed by comics superstar Grant Morrison, written by Gail Simone (VILLAINS UNITED) with art by John Byrne (ACTION COMICS) & Trevor Scott (THE AUTHORITY) and gorgeous covers by Ariel Olivetti (SPACE GHOST)!

Strange things have been happening in Ivy Town since Ray Palmer disappeared. In fact, it appears that the the whole town’s been experimented on for decades. Enter Ryan Choi – the young hotshot professor who’s filling the empty slot on Ivy University’s teaching staff… and who inadvertently ends up filling the old Atom’s super-heroic shoes!

Can Choi make a difference in a town more creepy and mysterious than anyone ever realized? And can he live up to the towering legend of his predecessor?

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin

CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE #3

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art and cover by Cliff Chiang

The final chapter in Crispus Allen’s journey from lost soul to becoming the Spectre happens right here! With eternal rest denied him and evil amok on Earth, Allen must embrace his ultimate destiny – but at a price greater than any human can bear!

On sale July 26 o 3 of 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CRISIS AFTERMATH: BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #6

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by Dan Jurgens & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Daniel Acuna

Father Time and his SHADE agents close in on the Atomic Knights and their top secret cargo! What secret does it hold, and how is it tied to the final fate of Bludhaven? Find out in this action-packed conclusion that will lead directly into Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1.

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

52: WEEKS 9-12

Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison,

Greg Rucka and Mark Waid

Breakdowns by Keith Giffen

Art by various

Backup features by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund and Mark Waid and Adam Hughes

Covers by J.G. Jones

52

52

52

The story of the year continues in four more action-packed chapters of comics’ only weekly superhero adventure! This month, get ready for the debut of three new characters that will create a powerful impact in the DCU…and change the face of 52 completely.

In WEEK 9, with art by Shawn Moll & Tom Nguyen, learn who dies before Devilance. Plus, witness the debut of the new JLA!

WEEK 10, illustrated by Chris Batista (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) & Jimmy Palmiotti, features the debut of Supernova, the new guardian of Metropolis!

WEEK 11, featuring art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson and Todd Nauck & Marlo Alquiza, sheds light on the mysterious woman protecting Gotham City…wearing a very familiar uniform!

Black Adam finds love in the arms of mythology in WEEK 12, with art by Eddy Barrows & Rob Stull. Isis is here! Plus the debut of the new SECRET ORIGINS backup featuring the origin of Wonder Woman by Mark Waid and Adam Hughes!

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

Week 9 on sale July 6 o Week 10 on sale July 12 o Week 11 on sale July 19 o Week 12 on sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #44

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art and cover by Butch Guice

Aquaman leads Mera’s people in an all-out assault on the barbarian raiders! It’s a battle that brings them face-to-face with a more dangerous threat – an enemy from the past who leaves the new Aquaman gutted and near death! Plus, Mera makes a startling discovery about the mysterious Dweller in the Depths!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #96

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Paulo Siqueira & Robin Riggs

Cover by Jerry Ordway

Part 1 of the new story arc “Headhunting!” Black Alice returns and finds herself in a struggle between good and evil. The Birds of Prey want to make sure she uses her powers over magic for good, but mysterious enemies want to make sure she doesn’t!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #17

Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer

Art by Byrne & Dan Green

Cover by Byrne

What will be the fate of Etrigan? The long skein is unwound in this final issue extravaganza!

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final Issue

THE BLUE BEETLE #5

Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers

Art and cover by Duncan Rouleau

Does the Scarab’s new owner have a little of that old black magic? The Phantom Stranger wants to know!

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #4

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Jesus Saiz

Cover by Lee Bermejo

A Kobra traitor is revealed and an international metahuman battle joined as “The Game of Kings” concludes!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #2

Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo

Art and cover by Ken Lashley

The Flash’s closest friends and allies aren’t on his side anymore. One feels lied to …another is hiding a dangerous family secret …and another is about to steal his thunder by making a play to be Keystone’s hero!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #27

Written by Stuart Moore

Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne

Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

While Firehawk battles the psychotic Pupil and his army of cyborg Dollies, Jason Rusch searches frantically to learn the fate of Professor Stein – Jason’s partner as Firestorm! Plus, more on the mysterious girl called Gehenna!

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW #64

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Zombies attack! Green Arrow and Brick uncover what’s been causing the citizens of Star City to turn into rabid creatures…but is it too late to save them? Meanwhile, a forgotten friend pays Mayor Queen a visit.

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW: HEADING INTO THE LIGHT TP

Written by Judd Winick

Cover by James Jean

Art by Tom Fowler, Jim Calafiore, Ron Garney, Paul Lee and others

Green Arrow deals with the lingering ramifications of IDENTITY CRISIS in this volume collecting GREEN ARROW #52 and #54-59, featuring a guest appearance by Zatanna! Plus, Black Lightning joins Green Arrow as the pair track the unpredictable Dr. Light. And will an onslaught of villains mean the end for Star City?

Advance-solicited; on sale August 9 o 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

Written by Dennis O’Neil, Alan Moore, Geoff Johns and others

Art by Martin Nodell, Irwin Hasen, Gil Kane, Neal Adams and others

Cover by Alex Ross

The greatest adventures of the Emerald Gladiator, collected in one volume! Thrill to the exploits of several Green Lanterns in stories from GREEN LANTERN (’40s) #1; ALL-AMERICAN COMICS #89; GREEN LANTERN (’60s-70s) #1, 9, 87, 172; SUPERMAN #257, TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #3, GREEN LANTERN (’90s) #3, 0; GREEN LANTERN: MOSAIC #5; GREEN LANTERN GALLERY and GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 23 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #14

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Part 1 of the shocking new story arc “Wanted: Hal Jordan!” On the run from a legion of intergalactic bounty hunters and the new Global Guardians, Green Lantern is on the path to discovering who put a price on his head and the shocking reason why. Meanwhile, John Stewart’s undercover role is compromised, and Alan Scott makes a decision on what to do about the renegade Green Lantern: Hal Jordan.

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2

Written by Dave Gibbons

Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

As one Lantern falls, Guy Gardner and his partner seek to unravel the mystery behind his sudden death. Meanwhile, across the galaxy, another Lantern struggles with demons of his own.

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HAWKGIRL #54

Written by Walter Simonson

Art and cover by Howard Chaykin

Beaten and bruised from her fight with Khimaera, Hawkgirl is caught by surprise when a friend from her past makes an unexpected appearance. Could it be the return of Hawkman?

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ION #4

Written by Ron Marz

Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten

Cover by Kalman Andraszofsky

An astonishing issue guest-starring Green Lantern! His power seemingly out of control, Kyle Rayner has retreated from the universe. But when Hal Jordan arrives with questions, the result is a battle royal that will reveal just how powerful Kyle has truly become!

On sale July 19 o 4 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #9

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and cover by Tony DeZuniga

Classic Jonah Hex artist Tony DeZuniga returns to the character he helped define! Haunted by the accidental death of a young girl, Jonah Hex returns each year to place flowers on her grave. And each year a killer tries to avenge the young girl’s death – by murdering Jonah Hex!

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #25

Written by Steve Englehart

Art by Tom Derenick & Mark Farmer

Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway

The conclusion of the lost adventure of the Detroit League! The fate of the JLA hangs in the balance as Gypsy gets a glimpse of what the future holds for her newfound partners while saving Aquaman from certain death! Events in this story lead directly into JSA CLASSIFIED #14!

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0

Written by Brad Meltzer

Art by Ed Benes, George Perez, Jim Lee, J.H. Williams, Gene Ha, Dick Giordano, Eric Wright, Tony Harris, Kevin Maguire, Dan Jurgens, Howard Porter, Luke McDonnell, Rags Morales, Ethan Van Sciver and Phil Jimenez

Cover by Michael Turner

Variant cover by J. Scott Campbell

The most anticipated book of the year is finally here! Best-selling author Brad Meltzer broke the JLA down in the top-selling, critically acclaimed Identity Crisis – and now he puts all the pieces back together again!

Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. The core heroes of the DCU are back – but after Infinite CrisiS, where do they stand with each other? Here’s the definitive answer, brought to you with the brilliant art of Ed Benes, George Perez, Jim Lee, J.H. Williams, Gene Ha, Dick Giordano, Eric Wright, Tony Harris, Kevin Maguire, Dan Jurgens, Howard Porter, Luke McDonnell, Rags Morales, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jimenez and others.

Join us for this historic and unforgettable new beginning of the Justice League of America as we look at the past, present and future of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Eddie Berganza

JSA #87

Written by Paul Levitz

Art by Rags Morales, Jerry Ordway and Luke Ross

Cover by George Pérez

Everything comes together in this shocking final issue that paves the way for the next chapter in the adventures of the world’s first superteam! The JSA’s violent final battle against the Gentleman Ghost pits them against a vicious army of evil dead that may spell the end for the team – and their home – as we know it!

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final Issue

JSA CLASSIFIED #14

Written by Steve Englehart

Art by Tom Derenick & Mark Farmer

Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway

Continuing the events of JLA CLASSIFIED #25, we catch up with Amos Fortune as he teams up with the Gambler! Their first game: kidnapping Wildcat. It’s up to Star Girl to rescue him, with some help from Gypsy and Vixen!

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY VOL. 1 TP

Written by Paul Levitz and Gerry Conway

Art by Wallace Wood, Joe Staton, Ric Estrada,

Keith Giffen and Bob Layton Cover by Brian Bolland

Collecting ALL-STAR COMICS #58-67, plus the origin of the JSA from DC SPECIAL #29! Witness the continuing adventures of The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Wildcat and the rest as they are joined by younger heroes Robin, Power Girl and Star-Spangled Kid!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 2 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE NEXT #1

Written by Tad Williams

Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong

Acclaimed fantasy novelist Tad Williams (Tailchaser’s Song, Shadowmarch) takes the DCU to the next level in a miniseries featuring art by Dietrich Smith (AQUAMAN, OUTSIDERS) & Walden Wong (DAY OF VENGEANCE)! Meet “The Next,” a group of super-powered individuals who bring chaos – and a new super-villain – with them when they cross over from another dimension!

On sale July 12 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

OMAC #1

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Renato Guedes

From the pages of THE OMAC PROJECT and INFINITE CRISIS comes OMAC, the One Man Army Corps – a new series written by Bruce Jones (MAN-BAT, WARLORD) with art by Renato Guedes (ACTION COMICS)! When last we saw them in the INFINITE CRISIS: THE OMAC PROJECT SPECIAL, the army of OMACS was defeated, and Brother Eye was destroyed.

Now, a new OMAC arises, but who is it? More important, who’s controlling this unstoppable killing machine?

On sale July 6 o 1 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Matt Idelson

MANHUNTER #24

Written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco

Cover by Jesus Saiz

Manhunter and Dr. Psycho throw down! Will the VILLAINS UNITED mastermind break her – or make her trophy wall?

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES VOL. 8 HC

Written by Jack Cole

Art and cover by Cole

The Pliable Paladin returns for another round of body-bending action in THE PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES VOL. 8! Reprinting the Plastic Man stories from POLICE COMICS #72-77 and PLASTIC MAN #9-10 (1947-1948), this 204-page volume also includes an introduction by acclaimed writer and longtime Plastic Man fan Harvey Pekar.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 16 o 204 pg, FC, $49.99 US

SECRET SIX #3

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Karl Kerschl

The Six learn who has been hiring assassins to take them out, while tensions flare among the group!

On sale July 26 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #38

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Pop Mhan & Art Thibert

Cover by Daniel Acuña

Featuring guest art by Pop Mhan (BATGIRL)! The team hits hard against Mallah and the Brain – only to find themselves outnumbered!

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #20

Written by Mark Waid & Tony Bedard

Art by Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker & Mick Gray

Cover by Kitson

Brainiac wants to bring Dream Girl back from the dead… and only the memories of a deadly enemy can help!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHADOWPACT #3

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Willingham & Wayne Faucher

Cover by Willingham

The showdown between the Shadowpact and the Pentacle! This is a must-read issue for DAY OF VENGEANCE fans!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WARLORD #6

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Bart Sears

Aleya and Terry hope to be reunited with Travis Morgan somewhere in Skartaris…but instead they encounter the worst possible individual they could ever meet!

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #38

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad

Cover by Daniels

The new story arc “Titans Around the World” begins as the Teen Titans journey into the heart of Russia to meet its greatest super-hero: Red Star! On a quest to locate a former member, the Titans head to Moscow to learn how Red Star has rebuilt his life following Superboy-Prime’s rampage and where they can find their lost friend and ally Raven!

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #2

Written by Allan Heinberg

Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

The shocks continue as Wonder Girl confronts the all-new Wonder Woman, challenging the position she’s assumed in the DCU. But their battle of wills is cut short when the titanic Giganta arrives on the scene, taking New York City hostage and forcing Wonder Woman to make a decision that could end her new career before it’s even begun.

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art and cover by Daniel Acuña

This ain’t your father’s Freedom Fighters! Meet the all-new Phantom Lady, Doll Man, Human Bomb and the Ray – members of the government task force known as SHADE – in a new 8-issue miniseries based on concepts by Grant Morrison, written by the acclaimed team of Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (Jonah Hex, Crisis Aftermath: Battle For Blüdhaven) and featuring the art of rising superstar Daniel Acuña (JLA and Outsiders covers)!

These Freedom Fighters are the country’s first line of defense against super-powered threats and terrorists. But when the government has become corrupt, how far will they have to go to protect the country? And what of Uncle Sam? Has the embodiment of the spirit of America really been forced underground?

On sale July 19 o 1 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Tom Palmer Jr.

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #23

Written by J. Torres

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Dave McCaig

Batman’s having a very, very rough night. It’s bad enough Man-Bat is running riot through the skies of Gotham City – it’s worse when Batgirl is attached to the flying monster!

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #23

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Leigh Gallagher & Jesse Delperdang

Cover by Ty Templeton

The Royal Flush Gang has shuffled into a Star City bank and decked security. But is escape in the cards when Superman, Batman and company join the game? It’s a full house of pain in “Heroes!”

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

BATMAN STRIKES VOL. 3: DUTY CALLS TP

Written by Bill Matheny and J. Torres

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Dave McCaig

A new volume collecting The Batman Strikes #11-14! The Dark Knight battles some of his most deadly foes, including Clayface, The Penguin, and the Joker in these edgy stories inspired by the hit series on Kids WB. With Alfred and Detective Ellen Yin backing him up, Batman can’t lose!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 9 o 5″ x 7.362″ o 104 pg, FC, $6.99 US

BATMAN STRIKES VOL. 4: BEHIND THE SHADOWS TP

Written by Bill Matheny and J. Torres

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Dave McCaig

Collecting The Batman Strikes #17-21! The Joker threatens to unmask Batman’s secret identity and Batgirl struggles to keep her alter-ego a secret from her father in these tales of double lives, inspired by the hit series on Kids WB!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 9 o 5″ x 7.362″ o 104 pg, FC, $6.99 US

BATMAN STRIKES VOL. 1: CRIME TIME TP

Written by Bill Matheny

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Dave McCaig

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN STRIKES VOL. 3, this volume collects the first five issues of the hit series based on the Kids’ WB show!

On sale July 6 o 5″ x 7.362″ o 104 pg, FC, $6.99 US o Relist

BATMAN STRIKES VOL. 2: IN DARKEST KNIGHT TP

Written by Bill Matheny and J. Torres

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Jeff Matsuda

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN STRIKES VOL. 3, this volume collects issues #6-10 of the series based on the hit Kids’ WB show!

On sale July 6 o 5″ x 7.362″ o 104 pg, FC, $6.99 US o Relist

TEEN TITANS GO #33

Written by J. Torres

Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker

Cover by Sean Galloway

Batter up! The Teen Titans go up against a collection of their wildest foes for a good old-fashioned game of baseball…but the stakes in this game include the lives of everyone in Jump City! This is definitely one of the strangest sports stories you’ll read this year!

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

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #3

Written by Tom Warburton, Robbie Busch and Alain Matz

Art by Matt Peters, Robert Smith and Matt Jenkins

Cover by Dan Davis

Another action-packed issue featuring Megas XLR, Samurai Jack and Codename Kids Next Door!

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

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #23

Written by Amy Rogers, Sholly Fisch and Jim Alexander

Art by Cindy Morrow, Gary Fields, Dan Day and Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Robert Pope

Watch out, Powerpuff Girls! Moving to the Block Party wasn’t enough to avoid the Micro-Puffs! Plus, Billy once again learns no good can come from scrounging around Grim’s forbidden trunk of magical items.

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

PRINCESS NATASHA #2

Written by Leila Strachan

Art and cover by Christopher Cook & Al Nickerson

Natasha continues her adventures, this time as an undercover cheerleader!

On sale July 19 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #110

Written by Scott Cunningham, Vito Delsante, and Darryl Taylor Kravitz

Art by Scott Jeralds and Scott Neely

Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae

Lance Pureheart, “Monster Hunter,” has come to save a small town from their monster problem! It’s up to Mystery, Inc. to find out who the monster really is! Then the team heads to the big city where they investigate a high-rise’s haunted Thirteenth Floor – and you won’t believe what they find!

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

ELFQUEST: THE DISCOVERY #4

Written by Richard Pini

Art and cover by Wendy Pini

The miniseries conclusion! Chief versus chief. Father versus son. The Wolfriders are helpless as WaveDancer Snakeskin duels with his own sire to free Cutter and regain leadership of his own clan. But there’s far more at stake than anyone realizes when nature itself strikes back!

On sale July 12 o 4 of 4 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ELRIC: THE MAKING OF A SORCEROR #4

Written by Michael Moorcock

Art and cover by Walter Simonson

The thrilling series conclusion offers a look at the tumultuous and tragic events that lead up to the world of the Prince of Melniboné we’ve come to know! Don’t miss this stunning revelation, insight into Elric’s past!

On sale July 6 o Prestige Format o4 of 4 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 19 HC

Written by Will Eisner

Art and cover by Eisner

Reprinting the Spirit sections from July 3 to December 25, 1949, Will Eisner’s masterwork continues through one of its greatest periods in THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 19, featuring the classic stories “Ye Olde Spirit of ’76,” “Death of Autumn Mews” and “Ten Minutes” as well as an introduction from Stephen Weiner, co-author of THE WILL EISNER COMPANION.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 9 o 196 pg, FC, $49.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 18 HC

Written by Will Eisner

Art and cover by Eisner

Reoffered to coincide with THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 19, this volume reprints Spirit sections from January 2 to June 26, 1949. Will Eisner’s masterwork continues through one of its greatest periods in the classic stories “Thorne Strand and the Spirit,” “Visitor” and “Satin.” Plus, this volume includes an introduction by Eisner’s former editor at Kitchen Sink Press, Catherine Garnier.

On sale July 6 o 196 pg, FC, $49.99 US o Relist

THE EMPTY EMPIRE VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Naoe Kita

CMX. Jump in at the beginning of this 7-volume science-fiction shojo series from creator Naoe Kita! Long ago, the Emperor possessed great mystical powers. Now, a young boy wonders if he will have them as well.

With no memories and only a rose-shaped scar on his forehead as a clue, he ponders his legacy while on the run with the girl who rescued him from a group of armed warriors. She takes him to a scientist who identifies Rose as the Emperor’s clone and believes that this young boy must assume the mantle of leadership. But opposing forces with their own agenda have created another clone from the Emperor’s DNA…and now the struggle for power begins!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 30 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

OMUKAE DESU VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Meca Tanaka

CMX. You’ve heard of those who can “see dead people.” But what if you could see

dead people and a guy in a giant bunny suit trying to get them to the other side?

Madoka is a high school student who is recruited by Nabeshima – the guy in the bunny suit – to work for the GSG (Gokuraku So Gei, a transportation service to heaven). Nabeshima is just way too busy, and since Madoka seems to have the power to see lost souls, he’s recruited to help lighten the workload. Madoka is given the job of transporting wandering souls to the afterlife – on motorcycle! But many of the dead are reluctant to leave this world, feeling they haven’t accomplished everything they should have in their lives. Madoka must assist the deceased in performing tasks that will help them finally feel closure and make them willing to leave everything behind for good.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 9 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Mitsuba Takanashi

CMX. The series from the creator of Crimson Hero continues! Kayano’s potential rival for Takeru’s affections makes an important decision that could give Kayano a reason for hope. But just when things seem to be improving, Kayano finds new reasons for concern as outside influences cast shadows over her relationship with the “Devil” who has captured her heart.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 16 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 184 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

GALS! VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Mihona Fujii

CMX. During her school trip, Ran is mistaken for a Taiwanese celebrity. Soon, she makes a deal with the real star to keep up the charade so the actress can escape her entourage and rendezvous with her secret boyfriend. But taking on this temporary identity isn’t just fun and games. Ran is forced to appear on a Taiwan TV quiz show – but she can’t speak Chinese!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 23 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 9

Written and illustrated by Oh! great

CMX. It may not seem possible for things to get any hotter at Todo High School, but they do. And as usual, the Juken club is smack in the middle of all the explosive, reality-twisting action!

With only one month to go before the Martial Arts Tournament that will decide who rules the school, the former heads of the “12 Families” begin training Soichiro to unleash the supernatural powers locked within. Meanwhile, the Executive Committee also prepares for the Tournament with a new, deadlier team!

Please note: This title has been edited for U.S. release.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 16 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 216 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

THE YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 5

Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima

CMX. Carno and Ibuki face down a terrifying demon in the blood-splattered halls of a cursed hospital. Meanwhile, the Order of Templar Knights shows no signs of giving up its mission to rid the world of Ibuki and his dangerously powerful ability to control the magical essence known as Aether. In a twist, the mysterious and talented demon-assassin Lady Rouge Raffia arrives on the scene – ostensibly as a neutral observer to the Templars’ operations – but her true intentions are shrouded in mystery.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 23 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 8

Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi

CMX. A helicopter carrying top-secret plans crashes, igniting out-and-out chaos! Musashi is on her own as she faces off against armed terrorists who’ll stop at nothing to retrieve the documents. But when the plans are intercepted by a student who can’t be trusted and gang warfare erupts, it becomes a race against time and a struggle against the odds for the teen secret agent.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 9 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 4

Written and illustrated by Saki Hiwatari

CMX. Takeru’s budding relationship with Ichigo gets the approval of Takeru’s half-sister, Hyoju. But there’s a very imposing competitor for Ichigo’s affections, and Takeru might just need the powers of his fantasy-world heroes to compete with this unusual and intimidating rival. And just when Takeru thinks he’s getting a handle on Zen, new complications increase the mystery surrounding the strange little boy.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 2 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

BATTLER BRITTON #1

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Colin Wilson

Cover by Garry Leach

WildStorm celebrates Battler Britton’s 50th anniversary with this rollicking 5-issue miniseries from the hallowed halls of IPC, the legendary home of England’s greatest comics creations!

As the Nazis rain terror throughout Europe, Allied forces are on the run in North Africa. It’s October 1942 and Rommel’s Panzers are unrelenting in their pursuit. Wing Commander Robert “Battler” Britton of the RAF and his squadron have been dispatched to an American airstrip to spearhead a joint action against Hitler’s war machine. Now they must survive taunts, threats, and assaults…and that’s just from the Yanks!

On sale July 6 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Scott Dunbier

THE AMERICAN WAY #6

Written by John Ridley

Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story

Racial tensions down South ignite following the brutal death of a white villain at the hands of the New American! The Southern members of the fractured C.D.C. want to apprehend the rogue hero to have him stand trial for murder – but will that action spark a civil war among America’s heroes?

On sale July 26 o 6 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #22

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

Cover by Tony Harris

Part 2 of the controversial 4-part story “Smoke Smoke.” What connection does a small-time pot dealer’s death have to do with an innocent woman’s gruesome suicide and a masked thief’s string of New York City burglaries? Super-hero-turned-mayor Mitchell Hundred will risk everything to find out!

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

CLAW THE UNCONQUERED #2

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Andy Smith

Covers by Smith and Ethan Van Sciver

The exciting new series by Chuck Dixon (TEAM ZERO) and artist Andy Smith continues! Claw has made a deal with an evil sorceress who might just hold the secret to his monstrous limb…but at what cost for this information? And what sinister secret do the three companions she’s dispatched to help Claw all have in common? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Andy Smith and Ethan Van Sciver (approximately 50/50 split).

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

A MAN CALLED KEV #1

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Carlos Ezquerra

Cover by Glenn Fabry

From fan-favorite writer Garth Ennis (Preacher) and international superstar artist Carlos Ezquerra (co-creator of Judge Dredd) comes a new miniseries for Kev Hawkins!

The world is a lonely place when you’re a man without a home – just ask Kev Hawkins. After murdering his boss in a nasty government scheme, he’s been banished from the United Kingdom under pain of death. What does the world hold for a man with little life experience or job training beyond wetworks and assassination? Then again, with the past about to catch up with Kev in the most violent and terrifying way possible, what the world holds for him may soon be beside the point.

On sale July 12 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE AUTHORITY/LOBO: HOLIDAY HELL TP

Written by Keith Giffen and Alan Grant

Art by Simon Bisley and Henry Flint

Cover by Bisley

Collected for the first time, Lobo’s three forays into the exciting holiday season! The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special, The Authority/Lobo: Jingle Hell, and The Authority/Lobo: Spring Break Massacre!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 2 o 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

MANIFEST ETERNITY #2

Written by Scott Lobdell

Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen

The new science fiction/fantasy series from acclaimed writer Scott Lobdell (Uncanny X-Men) and fan-favorite artist Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN) continues! The first shots of a new war have been fired, and the casualties are in the thousands. Jumping back several decades, what secret does Ambassador Tarkington hold that could have saved the crew of the Dreadnought? Could he have a hand in the assault by the fantasy empire?

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SKYE RUNNER #4

Written by Allen Warner

Art by Alé Garza & Richard Friend

Variant cover by Jim Lee & Friend

Covers by Alé Garza & Richard Friend and Arthur Adams

Skye and Braylon are attacked by Glyph, a mercenary of ill repute, who becomes an unlikely ally in Skye’s quest for her missing kin. Retailers please note: This issue will feature covers by Alé Garza & Richard Friend and Arthur Adams (approximately 50/50 ratio) and a variant cover by Jim Lee & Friend. Please see the Previews order form for further details.

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

PROMETHEA BOOK FIVE TP

Written by Alan Moore

Art by J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray

Cover by Williams & Jose Villarrubia

A softcover edition of the final PROMETHEA collection features issues #26-32, plus a poster insert showing issue #32 in all its glory! This is the story of the end of the world, with guest stars from around the America’s Best globe! Retailers: Please consult the order form for a special order incentive offer on this title.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 16 o 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US

ROKKIN #1

Written by Andy Hartnell

Art and wraparound cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis

The creative team behind DANGER GIRL: BACK IN BLACK delivers a new fantasy series filled with fun and excitement! ROKKIN is a timeless story of good versus evil; of average men and women who become heroes when they rise up against oppression. In a lawless time of barbarians, warlords and mythical creatures, one man who struggles to protect the innocent is gifted with the power to transform into a warrior of immense power. Will he have what it takes to overcome the odds and become a great hero?

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Edited by Scott Dunbier

JACK OF FABLES #1

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

Art by Tony Akins & Andrey Pepoy

Cover by James Jean

Everyone’s favorite trickster is back – now in his own monthly series written by FABLES creator Bill Willingham and prose writer Matthew Sturges (Midwinter, Beneath the Skin and Other Stories) and featuring art by Tony Akins (HELLBLAZER: PAPA MIDNITE) & Andrew Pepoy (FABLES) and covers by James Jean. After stealing money from Fabletown and pissing off all the wrong people, Jack of the Tales – who is at once every Jack of legend – was booted out of the Fables community. But for Jack, there was no better way to strike back than starring in his own series.

Last seen hitchhiking from Hollywood after releasing a trilogy of films (about himself) that made him an international superstar, the series follows Jack’s immediate adventures as a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. His extreme road stories and encounters with other notorious, renegade Fables are just a few of the situations in store for this fan-favorite character of the multiple Eisner Award-winning FABLES series. Willingham remarked, “The only way to stop Jack from stinking up the regular FABLES series was to offer him his own spin-off book, so really we had no choice.”

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Shelly Bond

100 BULLETS #74

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

The staggering conclusion of the 4-part “A Wake” story arc! With the final puzzle-pieces in position, things get very interesting. Will the House of Nagel still have a place within the Trust? What do Augustus, Megan and Lono have planned for the remaining members and the Minutemen? And finally, where do the Brothers Rome fit into the grand scheme?

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

AMERICAN VIRGIN #5

Written by Steven T. Seagle

Art by Becky Cloonan

Cover by Joshua Middleton

Back on American soil, it’s the start of a sensuously dangerous new story arc for AMERICAN VIRGIN, now with covers by Joshua Middleton (SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER)! Adam Chamberlain has to entomb his eternal love, but will he bury the best parts of himself with her? Adam is shocked to find that mercenary Mel has learned where the terrorist cell that killed Cassie is hiding.

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

BITE CLUB: VCU #4

Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman

Art by David Hahn

Cover by Chaykin

Detective MacAvoy gets his membership card to the “bite club” after a swarm of bats infect him with the vampire virus, but the detective’s new thirst for blood won’t stop him from trying to prove Risa Del Toro’s innocence. Secrets about the dead stripper come to light, and Risa’s release from prison sets up the miniseries’ climactic finale!

On sale July 19 o 4 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DOOM PATROL: MUSCLEBOUND TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Steve Yeowell, Jamie Hewlett, Mark Badger and others

Cover by Brian Bolland

A new chapter begins for the World’s Strangest Heroes with MUSCLEBOUND, collecting issues #42-50 of the surreal series written by Grant Morrison. Revealing the secret origin of Flex Mentallo and the terrifying secret beneath the Pentagon, MUSCLEBOUND also features the subtle menace of the Beard Hunter and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 30 o 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #7

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Tony Moore & Jay Leisten

Cover by Philip Bond

“Insurgency,” Part 2 of 4. Stretch and Henry trail Bug Brother Kevin to one of his after-hours haunts where they find that he’s the star of a savage “sport” that makes Fight Club look tame. Meanwhile, the cockroaches stage a sudden attack and AJ returns – or does he?

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS: BUG BROTHERS TP

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Tony Moore

Cover by Philip Bond

Collecting the first five issues of Vertigo’s twisted new monthly series, THE EXTERMINATORS: BUG BROTHERS follows the dysfunctional adventures of exterminator Henry James and his freakish supporting cast as they take on the cruel chaos of nature in the dirty corners of Los Angeles – only to stumble upon a secret that could well reverse the positions of exterminator and pest! Written by Simon Oliver and illustrated by Eisner-nominated artist Tony Moore, this volume will make your skin crawl – in a good way!

“This book is about as fun as you can get when it comes to ‘mature reading’ in comics. Highly recommended.” -Aintitcoolnews.com

Advance-solicited; on sale August 2 o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US

MATURE READERS

DMZ #9

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Riccardo Burchielli

Cover by Wood

Part 4 of the 5-part “Body of a Journalist.” Zee’s holding a grudge, the Free Armies are blackmailing him, the Network’s using him as bait, some other crazy girl is manipulating him, he’s battling a really bad intestinal infection and his paranoia’s getting the better of him. And that’s just the start of Matty’s problems…

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #51

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Shawn McManus

Cover by James Jean

Don’t miss this special issue featuring guest art by Shawn McManus (THE SANDMAN). Following the extraordinary events of FABLES #50 and the completion of her clandestine mission among the giants, Cinderella’s next secret assignment is in Smalltown, the Farm’s home for Lilliputian immigrants. Can she adjust from being a small woman in a very big world to being a giant woman in a tiny world?

On sale July 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #222

Written by Denise Mina

Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Lee Bermejo

The mindbending conclusion of Denise Mina’s “Empathy is the Enemy.” Inside the mansion of the Oransay Contingent, Constantine comes face to face with Steve Evans, who reveals the magical significance of Glasgow’s Park Circus. But to make it work, he must manipulate the newly empathic Constantine into a horrifying sacrifice.

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: STATIONS OF THE CROSS TP

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Leonardo Manco, Chris Brunner, Marcelo Frusin and Steve Dillon

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Collecting HELLBLAZER #194-200, STATIONS OF THE CROSS finds John Constantine in the aftermath of the near-apocalypse he unwittingly caused, alone and with no memory of his identity or history. But the Hellblazer still has his usual luck, and soon enough he’s being hunted by man and demon alike — and about to make the worst mistake of his long, blood-soaked life.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 23 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

LOVELESS #9

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin

Artist Marcelo Frusin returns for the first installment of the new story arc “Thicker Than Blackwater.” Wes Cutter’s the new sheriff in town, and what better way to welcome him to the job than with a grisly murder. But when Sheriff Wes starts to investigate the brutal killing, he finds something familiar – and he doesn’t like what he sees.

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

NEIL GAIMAN’S NEVERWHERE #9

Written by Mike Carey

Art and cover by Glenn Fabry

Carey’s and Fabry’s electric retelling of Neil Gaiman’s classic novel of London magic and mysticism comes to a close as Door confronts her family’s true killer and Richard must make a final decision between the two Londons.

On sale July 26 o 9 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #29

Written by Joshua Dysart

Art by Enrique Breccia

Cover by Eric Powell

Abby, Tefé and Swamp Thing are finally reunited, but with an escaped King Toad, a wild Woodrue and the town of Houma in flames, the series conclusion may prove more traumatic than tender for the Holland family.

On sale July 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS o Final issue

TESTAMENT #8

Written by Douglas Rushkoff

Art and cover by Liam Sharp

The resistance regroups in Part 1 of the 3-part story “Down to Egypt.” Jake is now a fugitive, and his RFID-implanted dog Bucky must divert the army. Heir-turned-revolutionary Alec Middleton – like his Biblical counterpart, Joseph – reveals his hidden allegiances. And Amos gets lucky.

On sale July 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #47

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Goran Sudzuka & José Marzan, Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

A stand-alone special issue featuring the art of Goran Sudzuka and revealing at last the “secret origin” of Dr. Allison Mann, loyal but cantankerous caretaker of Yorick. What event from this brilliant young scientist’s past will effect the future of the entire planet?

On sale July 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

AQUAMAN 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

Aquaman is the exciting new addition to DC Direct’s line of super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure includes trident and display stand. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 6 o Collector Figure o $59.99 US

Continue your collection of 13″ super poseable figures!

Coming Soon!

SUPERMAN RETURNS: SUPERMAN 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

6/14/06 (MAR060400)

LEX LUTHOR 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

7/26/06 (DEC050354)

TWO FACE 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

9/27/06 (FEB060360)

BATMAN 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

10/11/06 (MAR060404)

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHs SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES

Advance-solicited; on sale December 6 o Action Figure o PI

BATMAN 6.75″

EARTH 2 HUNTRESS 6.25″

WEAPONER OF QWARD 6.5″

SUPERBOY PRIME 6″

DR. LIGHT 6.25″

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CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

6/28/06 (DEC050342)

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES

6/28/06 (DEC050349)

DC MINIMATES

The DC Universe just got smaller – and more collectible! Your favorite super-heroes finally get the MiniMates makeover as the first three waves prepare to invade stores beginning in late 2006. Order now to ensure immediate availability. Retailers please note: for the first several waves, orders may be allocated.

DC MINIMATES WAVE #1 IN STORE 8/30/06

GREEN LANTERN WITH STAR SAPPHIRE

CLASSIC SUPERMAN WITH ARMORED LEX LUTHOR

JOKER WITH HARLEY QUINN

MODERN BATMAN WITH OMAC

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DC MINIMATES WAVE #2 IN STORE 10/25/06

POWERGIRL WITH DR. FATE

BATTLE-DAMAGE SUPERMAN WITH BRAINIAC 13

ROBIN WITH PENGUIN

BOOSTER GOLD WITH BLUE BEETLE

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DC MINIMATES WAVE #3 IN STORE 12/6/06

DEATHSTROKE WITH GREEN ARROW

BATTLE-DAMAGE BATMAN WITH KILLER CROC

AQUAMAN WITH OCEAN MASTER

WONDER WOMAN WITH ARES

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GREEN LANTERN KYLE RAYNER POWER BATTERY MINI-PROP REPLICA

For the first time ever, this never before produced mini prop replica of Kyle Rayner’s Power Battery measures approximately 9.5″ high x 7″ wide x 4.75″ deep, includes a light up feature and a Certificate of Authenticity Packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 13 o Replica o $89.99 US

Coming Soon!

GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN

POWER BATTERY MINI PROP REPLICA

7/19/06 (DEC050364)

SAMURAI JACK ON HORSE STATUE

For the biggest battles, Samurai Jack calls up his Battle Armor War Horse-

a six-legged, armor-protected, weapons-firing war horse from the future. Together they race straight into danger to destroy Aku’s army and return Samurai Jack to his rightful place in the past. This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 11.25” tall 8.25” wide and 6.25″ deep, and is packaged in a four-color box. Limited up to 1,500 pieces

Advance-solicited; on sale November 15 o Statue o $125.00 US

Coming Soon!

SAMURAI JACK & SCOTSMAN STATUE

6/28/06 (NOV050343)

Available Now!

SAMURAI JACK AKU 12″ MAQUETTE (JUN046087)

SAMURAI JACK PROGRESSION SCULPTURE (JUN046088)

FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS WILT & COCO STATUE

From the hit series on Cartoon Network! Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends Featuring: Wilt & Coco Statue Sculpted by Chuck Williams DC Direct continues the Cartoon Network Collection!

What happens to imaginary friends when they’re not wanted anymore? They end up here, at Foster’s Home for imaginary Friends, home to the best friends you can imagine.

Wilt is incredibly cheerful, positive and optimistic-almost to a fault! Coco lays colorful plastic eggs that contain special surprises! This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 10″ tall x 6.75″ wide x 6″ deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited Up to 1500 pieces!

Advance-solicited; on sale December 13

Statue o $125.00 US

Coming Soon!

FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS STATUE:

FEATURING FRANKIE, MADAME FOSTER & MR. HERRIMAN

10/25/06 (MAR060407)

Also Available Now!

FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS:

FEATURING BLOOREGARD, MAC AND EDUARDO STATUE

(JAN050395)

BITE CLUB #1 POSTER

Advance-solicited; on sale December 13

Poster o $7.99 US o $10.99 CAN

Art by Frank Quitely

DMZ #2 POSTER

Advance-solicited; on sale December 13

Poster o $7.99 US o $10.99 CAN

Art by Brian Wood

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