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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping October, 2006

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

DC Solicitations – Last Six Months


ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #6

Written by Frank Miller

Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Variant cover by Miller

Batman and Black Canary get down to business – the business of criminal skull cracking! Things heat up in a storm-tossed shipyard as the pair hunts down the mystery man behind the murder of Dick Grayson’s parents. Plus, Black Canary isn’t the only of Gotham’s fairer sex to be roused into action by the Dark Knight’s war on crime! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Jim Lee & Scott Williams; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Frank Miller, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

Resolicited; on sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN #658

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang

Cover by Kubert

The shocking conclusion of the 4-part “Batman and Son,” by the team of writer Grant Morrison and artists Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang!

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


DETECTIVE COMICS #824

Written by Paul Dini

Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher

Cover by Simone Bianchi

One of the Dark Knight’s most ruthless foes returns to Gotham City ready to resume business and settle old scores in “Night of the Penguin,” written by Paul Dini with art by Don Kramer (JSA) & Wayne Faucher (IMPULSE)! Both Batman and Bruce Wayne find themselves at odds with the dirty bird as Penguin feathers a new nest with lies, deceit and murder.

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #3

Written by Wagner

Art and cover by Wagner

The sinister Mad Monk continues to ensnare Gotham in sadistic and shadowy webs! To solve the supernatural mystery behind this new villain, Batman must first hit the city’s criminal underbelly – and hit it hard!

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US


BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #211

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti

Concluding the 5-part “Darker Than Death.” Nothing will prepare you for the twist in this tale of intrigue and kidnapping that could compromise even the Batman!

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


CATWOMAN #60

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

Holly’s in the slammer thanks to Catwoman’s murder of the Black Mask! Selina’s got to get her out, and fast. Problem is, there’s a serial killer running amok in Gotham City – and Selina helped put him there!

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


NIGHTWING #125

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

Cover by Andy Clarke

Dick Grayson begins a new life and faces off with a new enemy as new series writer Marv Wolfman (TEEN TITANS) and art team Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS, 52) & Norm Rapmund (SUPERGIRL) take over NIGHTWING!

Raptor – a powerful new foe with an arsenal of deadly weapons – is wanted by the police and hunted by Nightwing. When he’s found standing over a charred, dead body, the police call it murder, but Nightwing isn’t sure. And even if it means an enemy goes free, Nightwing must uncover the truth!

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


NIGHTWING: RENEGADE TP

Written by Devin Grayson

Art by Cliff Chiang, Phil Hester, Brad Walker and others

Cover by Hester & Ande Parks

An explosive new volume collecting Nightwing #112-117, the final story arc before One Year Later! This tale continues the adventures of Dick Grayson’s double life in Blüdhaven, guest-starring Lex Luthor, Deathstroke and Oracle.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

NIGHTWING: MOBBED UP TP

Written by Devin Grayson

Art by Phil Hester, Cliff Chiang and Ande Parks

Cover by Hester & Parks

Reoffered to coincide with the NIGHTWING: RENEGADE TP! Dick Grayson is a made man in this trade paperback collecting NIGHTWING #107-111! Ex-cop Grayson’s life spirals out of control after joining one of New York City’s crime families.

On sale November 8 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US o RELIST


ROBIN #155

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Freddie E. Williams II

Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

Robin finds his attempt to rescue kidnapped kids hampered by an inexperienced superhero. But this wannabe won’t take no for an answer…and the results aren’t pretty.

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC

Written by Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Joe Samachson and Joe Greene

Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang and others

Cover by Sprang

The Golden Age of the World’s Greatest Detective returns for a fifth volume! Reprinting the Dynamic Duo’s adventures from BATMAN issues #17-20 (1943), this volume features the first stories illustrated by legendary Batman artist Dick Sprang as well as an introduction by comics historian Michelle Nolan.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 29 o 216 pg, FC, $49.99 US


GOTHAM CENTRAL: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD TP

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano and Kano

Cover by Cliff Chiang

A new collection featuring Gotham Central #23-25 and #28-31! Detective Renee Montoya investigates the disappearance of important evidence amid a gang war and travels to Keystone City in an attempt to unveil the truth about Officer Kelly’s strange mutation.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 1 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL: UNRESOLVED TARGETS TP

Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker

Art by Michael Lark & Stefano Gaudiano

Cover by Lark

Reoffered to coincide with the GOTHAM CENTRAL: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD TP! In this edition collecting GOTHAM CENTRAL #12-15 and #19-22, The Joker terrorizes the city, randomly executing people with a rifle – and no one from the Mayor on down is safe!

On sale November 1 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US o RELIST

ACTION COMICS #844

For information on this issue, please see the August issue of Previews!

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #1

Written by Joe Kelly

Art and Ed McGuinness,

Ryan Ottley and Dexter Vines

Cover by McGuinness & Vines

Don’t miss the slam-bang first-ever SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL, written by Joe Kelly (JLA, SUPERGIRL) with art by the superstar team of Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines (SUPERMAN/BATMAN) and rising star Ryan Ottley (Invincible)!

How did Superman and Batman discover each other’s secret identities? Why was Deathstroke after Bruce Wayne on one of his earliest assignments? How do Ultraman and Owlman fit into this? And why are they all on a cruise into the Bermuda Triangle?

The answers will shock and amaze in this far-out reimagining of one of the first meetings between the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader!

On sale October 18 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US


SUPERMAN #657

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco

& Jesus Merino

Taken to a dark future, Lois and Jimmy bear witness to the end of civilization. In a world torn apart by natural disasters, where Lex Luthor and some of the most powerful supervillains rule humanity, not even Superman can save the world. Even worse, this dystopian future may be Superman’s fault!

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERGIRL #11

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

Cover by Churchill

Supergirl joins the Outsiders, but does she have what it takes? Plus, meet the boy of Kara’s dreams!

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 3: ABSOLUTE POWER TP

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

A new softcover collecting the blockbuster story “Absolute Power,” originally presented in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #14-18! In this reality-bending tale, Superman and Batman rule Earth with an iron fist. Before long, the World’s Finest Duo is sent careening through a series of bizarre alternate earths, facing an assortment of classic DC characters including Kamandi, Sgt. Rock, Haunted Tank, and many more!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US


SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL VOL. 5 TP

Written by John Byrne and Marv Wolfman

Art by Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Karl Kesel, P. Craig Russell and various

Cover by Ordway

The fifth collection of Superman tales from the 1980s, featuring ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #432-435, ACTION COMICS #592-593 and SUPERMAN #9-10! Superman encounters the new hero Gangbuster, faces the menace of the Joker, teams up with Mister Miracle & Big Barda, and inadvertently becomes Metropolis’s greatest menace!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 15 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US


52: WEEKS 22-25

Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid

Breakdowns by Keith Giffen

Art by various

Backup features by Waid and various

Covers by J.G. Jones

The story of the year continues in four more chapters of America’s only weekly super-hero adventure!

WEEK 22: “Good news, sir. Your son Kon-El didn’t die in the Crisis after all.” Plus, the Origin of Green Lantern by Waid and Ivan Reis & Marc Campos.

WEEK 23: “Look what these monsters did to your brother, Isis! They deserve a slow death! Plucked apart like the insects they are!” Plus, the Origin of Wildcat by Waid and Jerry Ordway.

WEEK 24: “You don’t really know me, but I’m a big fan and …well… I wanted to invite you to …to …to join the new Justice League.” Plus, the Origin of Booster Gold by Waid and Dan Jurgens.

WEEK 25: “That’s – the Black Marvel Family?” Plus, the Origin of Nightwing by Waid and George Pérez!

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

Week 22 on sale October 4 o Week 23 on sale October 11 o Week 24 on sale October 18 o Week 25 on sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #46

Written by Kurt Busiek & Karl Kesel

Art by Phil Winslade & Butch Guice

Cover by Guice

Kicking off an all-new 2-part story! King Shark may get along with young Arthur, but there’s an Aquaman that King Shark never saw eye-to-eye with. Find out in this action-packed tale!

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS-ONCE & FUTURE TP

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art by Butch Guice

Cover by Carlos Pacheco

Collecting the acclaimed AQUAMAN #40-45, this volume heralds a fresh beginning for a brand-new Aquaman, as he embarks on a quest for his missing father, discovers the fate of Atlantis, and confronts the terrifying King Shark and the mysterious Dweller as an undersea war breaks out.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 15 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US


THE ALL-NEW ATOM #4

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Eddy Barrows & Trevor Scott

Cover by Ariel Olivetti

Big trouble hits Ivy Town…namely Giganta! And the new Atom’s in way over his head against such a monstrous adversary!

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC

Written by Gardner Fox

Art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and Joe Giella

Cover by Infantino & Anderson

Reprinting the adventures of Rann’s champion from MYSTERY IN SPACE issues #66-80 (1961-62), this volume continues the adventures of one of DC’s most beloved Silver Age icons, currently seen in 52! Plus, an introduction by Batman Begins producer Michael Uslan.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 o 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

THE ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC

Written by Gardner Fox

Art by Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino and others

Cover by Gil Kane & Bernard Sachs

Reoffered to coincide with ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 2, this volume collects stories from SHOWCASE #17-19 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-65. Witness displaced earthling Adam Strange defend the planet Rann from strange outer-space menaces at the whim of the Zeta-Beam!

On sale October 4 o 224 pg, FC, $49.99 US o Relist


BIRDS OF PREY #99

Written by Gail Simone

Art by James Raiz & Robin Riggs

Cover by Jerry Ordway

It’s time for a change in the Birds’ outfit – and the writing is on the computer screen that at least one member of the team will be moving on. With issue #100 just around the corner, now seems the perfect time for a reality check.

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE BLUE BEETLE #8

Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers

Art by Cully Hamner

Cover by Duncan Rouleau

Escaping his way-too-high visibility in El Paso, the Beetle hits the road looking for answers from the Scarab’s original owner! But it ain’t a road trip without a few speed bumps!

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


CHECKMATE #7

Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir

Art by Cliff Richards & Dan Green

Cover by Jesus Saiz

An original member of SUICIDE SQUAD returns! But there’s more to it than meets the eye as this founding father’s outnumbered by his own prey!

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE CREEPER #3

Written by Steve Niles

Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong

Cover by Justiniano

Dr. Katz’s serum reveals even stranger effects, and it’s up to the Creeper to protect Gotham from them!

On sale October 4 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #30

Written by Stuart Moore Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Art by Jamal Igle, Steve Sadowski & Keith Champagne

Continuing “In My Father’s House,” the biggest Firestorm storyline ever! Professor Stein and the “other” Firestorm uncover information about the mystery villain that rocks Firehawk to her core! Meanwhile, an emotionally drained Jason Rusch pursues the enigmatic Gehenna to a fateful confrontation. It’s all been building to this!

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #5

Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo

Art and cover by Ken Lashley

Past and present collide in a very public battle as the Flash’s foe decides he wants the Speed Force for himself!

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN #15

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Part 3 of “Wanted: Hal Jordan,” guest-starring Alan Scott, Green Arrow and Roy Harper! Wanted for murder and on the run, with John Stewart’s life on the line, Hal Jordan struggles to clear his name once again. But who put a price on his head? And what do they want from Green Lantern?

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN: REVENGE OF THE GREEN LANTERNS HC

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis and others

Cover by Simone Bianchi

Collecting issues #7-13 of the monthly title! This volume features Hal Jordan teaming with Green Arrow to battle the demonic Mongul, and joining Batman for an encounter with the murderous Tattooed Man before learning that long presumed-dead Green Lanterns are still alive!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 29 o 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: NO FEAR HC

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Van Sciver, Darwyn Cooke and others

Cover by Alex Ross

Reoffered to coincide with REVENGE OF THE GREEN LANTERNS, this volume collects GREEN LANTERN #1-6 and GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES #1! Hal Jordan is back from the dead – now watch as he re-establishes his life as a pilot and Earth’s protector!

On sale October 4 o 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US o Relist


GREEN LANTERN CORPS #5

Written by Dave Gibbons

Art and cover by Gibbons & Michael Bair

A special issue written and pencilled by Dave Gibbons! Guy Gardner is helped by an unlikely savior in his battle against the bounty hunter Bolphunga. Meanwhile, in deep space, Lanterns pursue Thanagar’s attackers and Mogo gives comfort. But all is not as it seems…

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ION #7

Written by Ron Marz

Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten

Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

Ion returns to Earth! But with a mysterious cosmic entity monitoring him from afar, Kyle’s and our planet may not be safe. The next chapter in the Ion saga starts here!

On sale October 18 o 7 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


HAWKGIRL #57

Written by Walter Simonson

Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose

Cover by Howard Chaykin

Featuring guest art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose (52)! Hawkgirl revisits the Rann/Thanagar war- where she last saw Hawkman – when a renegade soldier brings the war back to her on Earth!

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN ARROW #67

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Still on the island recovering from his wounds, Green Arrow and company are attacked by some of the world’s most deadly mercenaries! Will this destroy Ollie’s plans to return to – and save -Star City? And if not, who will remain by his side?

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JLA CLASSIFIED #28

Written by Howard Chaykin

Art and cover by Kilian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen

Still deep under cover- and violating a United Nations sanction – the JLA infiltrates enemy lines and comes face-to-face with their meta-humans!

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JSA CLASSIFIED #18

Written by Tony Bedard

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Reluctantly partnered with the lunatic Bane, Hourman must confront his own addictions if he’s to conquer the enemy at his side!

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JUSTICE #8

Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross

Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross

Cover by Ross

The worst fears of the Justice League are realized, as the villains strike through those closest to the heroes!

On sale October 25 o 8 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3

Written by Brad Meltzer

Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope

Cover by Michael Turner

Variant cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

The re-formation of the League continues, and one of the new members comes up against the latest – and deadliest – of the JLA villains: Dr. Impossible. And he’s just one of the many sinister forces gathering to bring an end to the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JONAH HEX #12

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Paul Gulacy

Cover by Luke Ross

During a blinding snowstorm, a group of settlers are declared outlaws and have bounties placed on their heads. To defend themselves against these ruthless bounty killers, the settlers turn to one man for help: Jonah Hex!

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MARTIAN MANHUNTER #3

Written by A.J. Lieberman

Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit

The truths that Martian Manhunter has lived his life by are being destroyed! As he discovers the truth behind the lies, everything about his life will change – and when the humans responsible for the deceit try to reclaim their secrets from the Martian Manhunter, they will discover a fury the world has never seen before.

On sale October 11 o 3 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MYSTERY IN SPACE #2

Written by Jim Starlin

Art by Shane Davis & Matt “Batt” Banning

and Starlin & Al Milgrom

Cover by Davis & Banning

Captain Comet turns himself in to the Hardcore Station authorities to report a murder – his own! As the new Comet investigates his past, unknown enemies are hot on his trail and old acquaintances are filled with suspicion. Can Comet solve the riddle of his own unexpected existence before he shares the fate of his predecessor? Plus, in the backup feature, things get weirder and weirder for – you guessed it – the Weird!

On sale October 4 o 2 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US


THE NEXT #4

Written by Tad Williams

Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong

The fist of the Iron Ring, the otherdimensional enforcer known as Sion, threatens the new superhero team The Next – and if they’re threatened, Monikka’s life hangs in the balance! Only Superman is strong enough to go mano a mano with Sion – but is even his power enough?

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


OUTSIDERS #41

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert

Cover by Daniel Acuña

An old foe returns with a new plan as the Outsiders’ secret cover crumbles!

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE OMEGA MEN #1

Written by Andersen Gabrych

Art and cover by Henry Flint

A classic team makes an unexpected return to comics in a 6-issue miniseries written by Andersen Gabrych (DETECTIVE COMICS) with art by Henry Flint (2000 A.D.)! Convinced that all of creation is on the brink of cosmic apocalypse, the last remaining Omega Men begin a universe-spanning rampage of murder and destruction. Pursued by every known league of interstellar justice, they are on the run and taking no prisoners! What is the mystery in space that One Year Later transforms these former freedom fighters into brutal terrorists? Climb on board for the controversial and head-spinning science-fiction odyssey that synthesizes intolerant zealotry, quantum mechanics, and all-out action!

On sale October 18 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


OMAC #4

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Renato Guedes

Teenaged runaway Mike Costner is the last OMAC, and he’s fighting the evil entity known as Brother Eye for control of his mind and body! Mike has only one person he can trust, a young woman named Vienna, but that means she’s number one on Brother Eye’s hit list!

On sale October 4 o 4 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


RUSH CITY #4

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Timothy Green II Cover by Jock

A mysterious case of a missing twin doubles the danger for Rush when millions of dollars go up for grabs! Diego is up to his wheel wells in double – and triple – crosses, and it’s going to take every ounce of horsepower he has to reach the finish line in one piece! Meanwhile, in the shadows, a very powerful man continues his quest to destroy Rush!

On sale October 18 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SEVEN SOLDIERS #1

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by J.H. Williams III

Does the debut of an incredible new superteam begin here…or is this the end of the line for the most bizarre group of heroes ever known? Fresh from their hit miniseries, seven unique and unlikely soldiers must join forces to save humanity from its own future! The only catch? They can never meet! Klarion, Zatanna, The Manhattan Guardian, Bulleteer, Mister Miracle, Frankenstein and The Shining Knight return for the epic conclusion of the Seven Soldiers mega-series, as the apocalyptic threat of the Sheeda intensifies to a terrifying, unexpected climax. Which of the Seven Soldiers will betray the others? Which two will cross paths? Who will find love at the end of the world? Who will change forever? Who will face the ultimate villain? And which Soldier will die? For all the answers, and much, much more, don’t miss SEVEN SOLDIERS #1! Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale October 25 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US


SECRET SIX #5

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Karl Kerschl

The penultimate issue! Sick and tired of being hunted, the Six decide to turn the tables on their mysterious pursuer. Will they succeed, or will this just be a suicide mission?

On sale October 25 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SHADOWPACT #6

Written by Bill Willingham

Art and cover by Cory Walker

The Shadowpact confronts an arcane menace that has reduced their number – right from the start! Say goodbye to Ragman and the Enchantress – once the Wild Huntsman and his Hellhounds get through with them!

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER VOL. 1 TP

Written by Joe Kubert, Bob Haney, Frank Robbins,

Robert Kanigher, David Michelinie and Archie Goodwin

Art by Kubert, Jack Sparling, Gerry Talaoc and others Cover by Ken Barr

Assuming a wide variety of disguises to battle the Nazis, the Unknown Soldier plunges deep behind enemy lines in this 560-page black-and-white SHOWCASE trade, collecting stories from his first appearance in STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES #151 to issue #190.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 22 o 560 pg, B&W $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS HAUNTED TANK VOL. 1 TP

Written by Robert Kanigher

Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Irv Novick, Jerry Grandenetti, and Jack Abel

Cover by Heath

Reoffered to coincide with SHOWCASE PRESENTS UNKNOWN SOLDIER, this volume collecting stories from G.I. COMBAT #87-119, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #52 and OUR ARMY AT WAR #155!

On sale October 4 o 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US o Relist


SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #23

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray

Cover by Kitson

Variant cover by Adam Hughes

A 31st century blowout! Supergirl on Krypton? Shadow Lass running for Legion Leader? Plus an ending no one will see coming! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Barry Kitson; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Adam Hughes, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1

Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello

Art by Eric Battle & Prentis Rollins and Cliff Chiang

Cover by Mike Mignola Variant cover by Neal Adams

David Lapham (Stray Bullets, Batman: City of Crime) and Eric Battle (Batman) follow the weird and horrific exploits of the reborn instrument of God’s wrath in a new 8-issue miniseries! As the personality of recently murdered Detective Crispus Allen recedes into the shadows, the strange entity known as the Spectre spans both interstellar cosmos and the crime-ridden back alleys of Gotham on his eerie quest to brutally punish those who choose to do wrong. Plus, here begins the 6-part backup feature in which strange forces threaten to tear asunder the very fabric of the DCU’s past, present, and future! Dr. Thirteen rounds up the unusual suspects – Anthro, I…Vampire, Genius Jones, Primate Patrol, Gentleman Ghost, Captain Fear, Freedom Beast, Tracie 13 and others – for an adventure by the team of Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, BATMAN) and Cliff Chiang (DETECTIVE COMICS, HUMAN TARGET)! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Mike Mignola; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Neal Adams, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale October 11 o 1 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US


TEEN TITANS #40

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Tony S. Daniel & Kevin Conrad

Cover by Daniel

In Part 3 of “Titans Around the World,” the team meets the strange, mysterious and very cute Miss Martian. What’s her secret? And how can she help the Titans?

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TRIALS OF SHAZAM #3

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Howard Porter

Freddy Freeman barely makes it through his first task – because he still has no powers! And the mysterious Council of Merlin has its own plans to make sure things stay that way for the young Marvel!

On sale October 25 o 3 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #4

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Jusin Gray

Art and cover by Daniel Acuña

After a trial by fire in the Arizona desert, the Freedom Fighters find themselves on the run from the government that created them. And what will happen when Phantom Lady learns the horrible truth about her father, the newly elected president?

On sale October 25 o 4 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE WARLORD #9

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Bart Sears

The Warlord deals with the devastating death of the person closest to him! Will he muster the strength to exact terrifying revenge?

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE BATMAN STRIKES! #26

Written by Jai Nitz

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Dave McCaig

Clayface was once Bruce Wayne’s closest friend. Now he wants to be forever free of his past and only live as a villain. The mad doctor Hugo Strange wants to help the Clayface side, but Batman wants to bring his human side back. Who will win the battle for Clayface’s mind?

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #26

Written by Bill Williams

Art by Carlo Barberi & Zach Howard

Cover by Ty Templeton

Atlantis is under siege by living statues of titanic proportions! Who’s causing this madness? Two of the JLA’s greatest foes: Black Manta and Felix Faust!

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


TEEN TITANS GO! #36

Written by J. Torres

Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker

Cover by Glen Murakami

Celebrate the debut of an all-new Titan with a special cover by the cartoon series’ producer and character designer, Glen Murakami! When there’s trouble, you know who to call…but who does Robin call when the other Titans are in danger? This time he recruits Aqualad, Kid Flash, Speedy and…Wonder Girl!

On sale October 25 o 25 pg, FC, $2.25 US


KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG #2

Written by Jesse Leon McCann

Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht

Cover by Scott Jeralds

It’s Crisis for Krypto as he and Kevin travel to different dimensions! But will everyone they meet be just as friendly and helpful as the Super Pup himself?

On sale October 18 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #6

Written by Man of Action, Robbie Busch and Tom Warburton

Art by Dario Brizuela, Chris Cook, Mike DeCarlo and others

Cover by Matt Jenkins & DeCarlo

So hot, it’s cool! Ben Tennyson is heating up the snowy slopes as only Inferno can! Plus, the Kids Next Door discover just how sinister math can be!

On sale October 11

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #26

Written by Sean Carolan, Jen Moore, Frank Strom and Robbie Busch

Art by by Phil Moy, Chris Cook, Gary Fields, Mike DeCarlo and Scott McRae

Cover by Robert Pope & DeCarlo

Yumi wants new amps, but she’s going to have to work for them! Also, the Powerpuff Girls face a cereal crisis!

On sale October 25

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


LOONEY TUNES #143

Written by Sam Agro, Bill Matheny and Robbie Busch

Art by Walter Carzon, Leo Batic, David Alvarez and others

Cover by Scott Gross

Marvin the Martian has studied all types of Earth creatures, but none have intrigued him more than Taz! Plus, is Sylvester a treat for Gossamer?

On sale October 4

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


SCOOBY-DOO #113

Written by Scott Peterson

Art by Robert Pope, Scott Jeralds, Tim Levins and others

Cover by Pope & Scott McRae

A visit with the Crypt-Reaper brings three stories of Mystery, Inc. guaranteed to make you cackle with comedic delight and tremble with terror in this spook-tacular Halloween issue! The Scooby gang come face-to-fang with the vampire, meet a mad scientist and his monster, and try to pacify a pointy pendulum!

On sale October 18

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #471

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Halloween hijinx as only the Mad Gang can deliver!

On sale October 4 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #11

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

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

On sale October 11 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US


THE EMPTY EMPIRE Vol. 2

Written and illustrated by Naoe Kita

CMX. Rose – a clone of the great Emperor Idea – is reluctant to assume his position as the emperor’s replacement. But when Idea’s body is stolen and all hell is about to break loose, the Imperial Authorities have no choice but to force Rose to become the inspiring figurehead he was bred to be. A challenge from Migime, the man in possession of Idea’s body, motivates Rose to rise to the occasion, though it means putting himself at great risk. Also, more is revealed about Ririka – the imperial guard who has befriended Rose – and her relationship with the departed Emperor.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 29

5″ x 7.375″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


THE DEVIL DOES EXIST Vol. 8

Written and illustrated by Mitsuba Takanashi

CMX. Trapped by a typhoon, Kayano and Takeru are forced to spend the night in a hotel together…alone. Upon their return, they have no choice but to tell Kayano’s frightened mom where they’ve been and deal with the consequences, but her reaction is the last thing they expected. Secrets are shared and revealed in a story that’s a major turning point for this gripping romance.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 15

5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


GALS! Vol. 8

Written and illustrated by Mihona Fujii

CMX. This is a big year for Ran and her Gal pals – their last year of high school! But it starts out badly for Ran, as she misses a dodgeball tournament, is without a cell phone for a month, is annoyed to no end by the Freshman Detectives, and has to deal with a malicious rumor spread by the gossip group known as HEART. The word is that Ran stole Aya’s boyfriend…and Aya believes it!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 22

5″ x 7.375″ o 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE Vol. 6

Written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura

CMX. The penultimate volume of Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne begins over 550 years ago in France, on the night before the real Joan of Arc’s execution. Can Maron save her previous incarnation from being burned alive? After being betrayed and stripped of her powers by the back-stabbing Fallen Angel Finn, she’s really in no position to save anyone. Grasping the severity of the situation makes Maron realize that she needs to reconcile with her parents and maybe even tell Chiaki how she really feels about him. If Maron can even make it back to the present, will she be in time?

Advance-solicited; on sale November 15

5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES


MUSASHI NO. 9 Vol. 9

Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi

CMX. Once again, Agent Nine has her hands full – this time with a group of talented, rich, and hyper-intelligent kids whose idea of a good time is hacking into top-secret sites. The Omega Children live to make anyone less intelligent than they are miserable…and that’s pretty much everyone. Their latest stunt is to hack into a manufacturer’s mainframe; it’s a piece of cake, right up to the moment terrorists tapping the same computer discover them! Now they’re in so deep, it might be too late for even an Ultimate Blue agent to save the day.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 8

5″ x 7.375″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


OMUKAE DESU Vol. 2

Written and illustrated by Meca Tanaka

CMX. Hop on board with Madoka, as he shuttles more reluctant ghosts to the afterlife! This time, he assists the ghost of a stage-show “superhero” by giving him one last shot at a heroic performance. He also helps a beautiful high school English teacher, a friendless 11-year-old girl, and an old woman who lost something precious. And is a bunny suit about to be retired? Plus, two bonus stories by writer/artist Meca Tanaka!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 8

5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


TOWER OF THE FUTURE Vol. 5

Written and illustrated by Saki Hiwatari

CMX. Takeru knows that his girlfriend’s brother is infected by the mysterious entity Noize. Takeru is determined to protect Ichigo with his own hands, but who is watching out for him? Zen’s older sister reveals the relationship between their family and Noize, but the omnipotent Noize is, as always, listening – and doesn’t like what it hears!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 1

5″ x 7.375″ o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


YOUNG MAGICIAN Vol. 6

Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima

CMX. Traumatized by the horrible incident at the hospital, Ibuki decides to leave town to live with distant relatives. While recuperating in Kyushu, he’s reunited with Carno – but when will they realize there’s a new plot to capture them? Meanwhile, the time has come for the Holy Knights to carry out their secret ritual…but is anyone ready for what this mysterious miracle will bring?

Advance-solicited; on sale November 22

5″ x 7.375″ o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE


THE AUTHORITY #1

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Gene Ha

Variant covers by Arthur Adams

The WorldStorm rollout continues with the return of the most dangerous super-group on the planet! Grant Morrison, the universally acclaimed writer of All Star Superman, Seven Soldiers and Wildcats brings his talents to the new bimonthly series THE AUTHORITY, featuring art by Eisner Award-winner Gene Ha (TOP 10)!

Morrison & Ha deliver an unparalleled sense of drama and dynamic storytelling to The Authority that will leave readers gasping for breath. The first issue starts with a bang and goes up from there, reintroducing the team with intriguing new twists and revelations! Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Gene Ha; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Art Adams, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil version of the cover by Arthur Adams, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details. For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


DEATHBLOW #1

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Carlos D’Anda

Variant covers by Stephen Platt

From critically acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Superman) and red-hot artist Carlos D’Anda (Outsiders) comes the story of one man’s journey of self-discovery – and all the people he must kill along the way!

In a world marred by brutal warfare, unjustified nation-building and corporate greed, soldiers like Michael Cray – code name: Deathblow – run the risk of becoming lethal puppets. The real question is, who’s pulling the strings? Following a deadly mission, Cray is assumed dead by his superiors – until it’s discovered he’s being held in a Middle Eastern prison. A daring commando raid rescues Cray, and the government will use any means to determine where his loyalties lie. This puts Deathblow on a dangerous road, unsure of who his real enemies are and of who he can trust – including himself! Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Carlos D’Anda; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Stephen Platt, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil version of the cover by Stephen Platt, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GEN13 #1

Written by Gail Simone

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

Variant covers by J. Scott Campbell

A new generation of adventure begins as superstar writer Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Villains United) and artists Talent Caldwell & Matt “Batt” Banning (Wildcats: Nemesis) join forces to reimagine the classic WildStorm teen team!

The life of a teenager can be a strange enough experience, but when super-powers are added to the mix things get a whole lot more confusing in a hurry! Meet Caitlin, Sarah, Roxy, Bobby, and Eddie – outcast teenagers from different parts of the country who quickly learn they all have something in common: abilities far beyond those of their classmates! But what’s the secret to these wonderful and scary powers, and what role do the nefarious Tabula Rasa and International Operations play? Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Talent Caldwell & Matt “Batt” Banning; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by J. Scott Campbell, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil version of the cover by J. Scott Campbell, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WORLDSTORM #1

Written by Gail Simone, Christos Gage and others

Art by Neil Googe, Doug Mahnke and others

Cover by Arthur Adams

The WorldStorm has been unleashed, and this special edition will help fans get up to speed! This 32-page one-shot special includes two all-original, six-page stories that preview the soon-to-be-released StormWatch: Post-Human Division by Christos Gage and Doug Mahnke, and Tranquility, by Gail Simone and Neil Googe! Also included in this book is a series of pinups accompanied by a host of valuable biographical information on WorldStorm teams and characters: The Authority, Wildcats, Gen13, Deathblow, THE Midnighter and Wetworks. This is a book no WildStorm fan will want to miss!

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WETWORKS #2

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend

Cover by Portacio

Variant covers by Michael Golden

Monsters walk among us as the explosive new series from the minds of Mike Carey (HELLBLAZER, LUCIFER) and Whilce Portacio continues! As Dane and company investigate a trio of mysterious killings in San Francisco, a werewolf cop is grilled for information. Meanwhile, the efforts to revive Mother One reach an unexpected conclusion. Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Whilce Portacio; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Michael Golden, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 2 #1

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art by Brent Anderson

Cover by Alex Ross

The acclaimed ASTRO CITY returns with “Eyes of a Killer,” the second story arc in the 16-issue DARK AGE epic by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross! The mean streets of Astro City in the 1970s are getting meaner, and Charles and Royal Williams are drawn deeper into the darkness. Against the background of Astro City’s most turbulent decade, featuring the Street Angel, Black Velvet, The Apollo 11, Jack-In-the-Box and more, one brother is targeted for death – while the other makes a discovery that could change their lives forever.

On sale October 25 o 5 of 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON TP

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope

Cover by Camuncoli & Gabriele Dell’Otto

One of DC’s mightiest champions explodes into the WildStorm Universe in this collection of the 9-issue miniseries! A stranger’s odyssey through a world close to his own, but different in so many ways is chronicled in this epic tale. Will the WildStorm Universe ever be the same?

Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US


THE BOYS #4

Written by Garth Ennis

Art and cover by Darick Robertson

They’re young, they’re beautiful, they’re the number one teen super-team: they’re Teenage Kix, and they’re right in The Boys’ gunsights. Hughie gets his first look at our heroes doing what they do best – and isn’t too keen on some of the things he sees.

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


BATTLER BRITTON #4

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Colin Wilson

Cover by Garry Leach

Wing Commander Britton and Lt. Gilhooley are heavily outnumbered by Nazi fighters. Deep behind enemy lines without rations or a way home other than their feet, the two must use wits and cunning to survive. But will that be enough to sustain them after the lethal discovery they make?

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


CLAW THE UNCONQUERED #5

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Andy Smith

Claw faces betrayal and must fight for his life! Will his strength, skill, and berserker fury be enough to save his life? Or could this be the end for Claw the Conqueror? Plus, the dark prophecy takes vicious, evil shape – and Claw’s role in it will astound!

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


EX MACHINA VOL. 4: MARCH TO WAR TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

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

Cover by Tony Harris

A shocking tragedy strikes an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan in this collection featuring EX MACHINA #17-20! Plus, in the 2-part “Life and Death,” superstar artist Chris Sprouse illustrates an adventure from Mayor Hundred’s super-heroic past from EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1-2!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 29 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA VOL. 3: FACT VS. FICTION TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

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

Cover by Tony Harris

Reoffered to coincide with EX MACHINA VOL. 4, this volume collects three storylines from issues #11-16 of the Eisner Award-winning series! Mayor Hundred makes a difficult decision about his own future, becomes part of a shocking trial, and leaves New York City for the first time since his election!

On sale October 4 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS o Relist


EX MACHINA #25

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

Cover by Harris

What does it take to be the bodyguard of a retired superhero? In this special stand-alone story, Mayor Hundred celebrates Bradbury, former sidekick of the high-flying Great Machine, now loyal chief of security to the most powerful man in New York City!

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


NINJA SCROLL #2

Written by J. Torres

Art and cover by Michael Chang

Variant cover by Jim Lee

The action-packed series based on the smash-hit anime continues! Jubei has found himself in a mysterious village surrounded by long-dead enemies! As he slowly puts the pieces of the puzzle together while fighting for his life, he comes to the horrifying conclusion that maybe he’s not in a mysterious village at all…he could very well be stranded in one of the levels of hell! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Chang; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Jim Lee, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


DESOLATION JONES #7

Written by Warren Ellis

Art and cover by Danijel Zezelj

Kicking off “To Be in England,” a new 6-part story written by Warren Ellis with art by Danijel Zezelj (LOVELESS)! A year ago, Michael Jones’ former MI6 colleague John Asher sought sanctuary in the ex-spies’ community inside the greater Los Angeles area. Today, Jones is hired to find out who killed John Asher the night before: a case that takes him into Hollywood, politics, sexual under-cultures, and the town 25 miles outside metropolitan L.A. where Philip K. Dick wrote his strangest books…

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #1

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by TBD

Covers by Tony Harris

Variant cover by Tim Bradstreet

On the heels of the new DVD Special Edition of A Nightmare on Elm Street comes a terrifying new series! From the twisted mind of Chuck Dixon (NIGHTWING, CLAW) and artist TBD comes a fresh look at one of the most frightening horror icons of all time: Freddy Krueger! A new family has moved to the quiet town of Springwood and when night falls, the town quickly learn its horrible secret! Will this new family survive a new nightmare on Elm Street? Or can the tables be turned in the monstrous dream realm? Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Tony Harris; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Tim Bradstreet, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


PLANETARY #26

Written by Warren Ellis

Art and cover by John Cassaday

Discover what it’s all been building to! Jacob Greene is lost in space. William Leather is…not well. It all comes down to Elijah Snow and Randall Dowling – the architect of Planetary vs. the mastermind of the 4 – for the first and last time! Plus, one huge surprise. If ever there was an issue of Planetary you shouldn’t miss, this is it!

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MANIFEST ETERNITY #5

Written by Scott Lobdell

Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen

The war takes a dramatic turn as Tarkington unleashes the ultimate weapon of mass destruction on the enemy: a beautiful woman by the name of Skull! The epic adventure that follows the inter-stellar war between a culture of epic magic versus an empire of incredible technology continues!

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ROKKIN #4

Written by Andy Hartnell

Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis

The long, dark journey to Demortia continues as Arness tries to secure the weapon that could be his salvation. But will he achieve his goal, or will the agents of Vulmax get to it first? Alliances are forged and broken in this double-crossing, ogre-decapitating, can’t-miss issue!

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 HARDCOVER

Written by Neil Gaiman

Art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, Steve Parkhouse, Kelley Jones, Charles Vess and Colleen Doran

Cover by Dave McKean

THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format. The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues #1-20 of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” together with reproductions of the issue’s original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC President & Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 1 o 612 pg, FC, $99.00 US o MATURE READERS


THE SANDMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION

Written by Neil Gaiman

Art by Sam Kieth & Mike Dringenberg

Cover by Dave McKean

In celebration of THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 HC, Vertigo proudly re-presents the classic debut issue of THE SANDMAN, completely recolored and priced at just $.50 U.S. Written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys, American Gods), with art by Sam Kieth (BATMAN: SECRETS) & Mike Dringenberg and a cover by Dave McKean (Mirrormask), this is the unforgettable issue the introduced the modern-day mythology of Morpheus, the Endless, and so much more. This Special Edition presents the brilliantly recolored version of the issue, as seen in THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1, along with ads spotlighting THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN and more. This promotionally priced issue is an ideal way for retailers to show off the new look of these groundbreaking stories and promote sales for the slipcased hardcovers.

On sale October 25 o 48 pg, FC, $.50 US o MATURE READERS


100 BULLETS #77

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

The major players continue on to Mexico, with one group arriving first with an offer that’s hard to refuse. However, Dizzy, along with the three men who love her, has plans of her own. Will it be the Minutemen or the Trust that grows stronger, or will the Mexico Quartet go it alone?

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


AMERICAN VIRGIN #8

Written by Steven T. Seagle

Art by Becky Cloonan

Cover by Joshua Middleton

Part 4 of the 5-part “Going Down.” Adam Chamberlain has been raked through a thicket of emotion and finally stands toe-to-toe with the singular object of his immortal sadness. But with more than one life on the line, will Adam tighten the noose and get the vengeance he so desperately needs? Or will he answer to a higher power instead?

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


AMERICAN SPLENDOR #2

Written by Harvey Pekar

Art by Dean Haspiel, Chris Samnee, Eddie Campbell, Richard Corben, Leonardo Manco, Chris Weston

and Chandler Wood

Cover by Haspiel

Seven new stories from the ongoing adventures of the ultimate everyman, featuring an all-star roster of artists including Eddie Campbell (BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, From Hell), Richard Corben (SWAMP THING), Chris Weston (THE FILTH) and Leonardo Manco (HELLBLAZER). Harvey battles rebellious toilet bowls, overbearing snowfalls and uncooperative eyeglasses, among other adversaries, in this ad-free issue.

On sale October 4 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, No ads, B&W, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


DMZ #12

Written by Brian Wood

Art and cover by Wood

In this special stand-alone issue, Brian Wood supplies both script and art and gives readers an in-depth look at life, culture and the unique neighborhoods within the DMZ. Think of it as a tourist guide to one of the most dangerous destinations on Earth – Manhattan, New York City…the DMZ.

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


DEADMAN #3

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by John Watkiss

In part 3 of the 5-part debut story arc, a secret kept by Brandon’s late father could explain Brandon’s incessant interdimensional shifting – as well as the mystery of his own apparent death – as long as he can escape the relentless team of operatives bent on killing him a second time.

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER #225

Written by Denise Mina

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Lee Bermejo

Part 2 of Denise Mina’s 5-part “The Red Right Hand.” Constantine finds that reunions with old friends aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. But his new friends only lead him into more trouble as Chris Cole, tormented by the ghost of his murdered wife, rejoins John on a mission to save the city of Glasgow – or kill everyone still living there.

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER: EMPATHY IS THE ENEMY TP

Written by Denise Mina

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Lee Bermejo

Collecting award-winning novelist Denise Mina’s (Garnethill, Deception, Field of Blood) take on the hard-drinking master of bad-luck magic from HELLBLAZER #216-222. When an ordinary man innocently uses an incantation, he turns to Constantine for help. But when an infamous Scottish occultist gets involved, Constantine discovers he has been cursed with empathy for his fellow man and realizes that the nightmare has just begun.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 15

168 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS


THE FOUNTAIN SOFTCOVER

Written by Darren Aronofsky

Adapted by Kent Williams

Art and cover by Williams

This fall, Darren Aronofsky – the acclaimed director behind such critically acclaimed films as Pi and Requiem for a Dream – releases The Fountain, his most ambitious movie yet. Now, in time for the film’s greatly anticipated debut, is the softcover edition of last year’s sought-after THE FOUNTAIN graphic novel, which earned artist Kent Williams (Blood: A Tale, Havok/Wolverine: Meltdown) an Eisner Award nomination for Best Painter. An odyssey about one man’s thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves, The Fountain follows Thomas as he feverishly travels through three distinct eras: as a 16th century conquistador battling a fierce Mayan army, as a present-day scientist searching for a cure for his wife’s mortal disease and as a future explorer seeking to uncover the secrets of a dying star. The Fountain graphic novel is a sister-project to the film, which is released by Warner Bros. Pictures and Regency Enterprises and stars Tony-Award-winner Hugh Jackman (The Boy from Oz, X-Men) and Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, The Mummy). Using the same story as its seed but stretched instead upon the limitless canvas of the comics medium, the graphic novel provides an insider’s accompaniment to the movie, providing perhaps the ultimate “director’s cut.”

On sale October 4 o 8.625″ x 11.625″ o 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #10

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Tony Moore & Ande Parks

Cover by Philip Bond

The calamitous conclusion of the 4-part “Insurgency.” Nothing is more deadly than a militia of insects willing to kill themselves for a cause. The Bug-Bee boys discover that the cause is to turn man’s own considerable waste products against him. And one Bug Brother will have to give his own life to hold back the rise of the roaches. For now.

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


FABLES #54

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha and Paul Guinan

Cover by James Jean

Hansel has been selected by The Adversary to be his personal envoy to Fabletown. There’s just one problem: Hansel is not a nice man. But someone has to free Baba Yaga and the captured Wooden Soldiers from the Woodland before the Empire’s invasion of the mundy world can begin – and Hansel’s just the Fable for the job!

On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


JACK OF FABLES #4

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy

Cover by James Jean

The great escape is on! Jack’s ingenious plan has reached fruition. All of the captive Fables are on their way, breaking out of the Golden Boughs Retirement Village. But wait a minute – this is one of Jack’s schemes, so how can it possibly go well? Will our heroes win their freedom or will the insidious Mr. Revise and his army of evil librarians keep the Fables locked away forever?

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


THE OTHER SIDE #1

Written by Jason Aaron

Art and cover by Cameron Stewart

1968. The height of the Vietnam War. Two young men from opposite ends of the earth must drag themselves through Hell for the opportunity to kill one another. Written by rookie sensation Jason Aaron with astoundingly visceral art by Cameron Stewart (SEAGUY, SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN), THE OTHER SIDE is a 5-issue miniseries following Bill Everette, a 19-year-old Alabama farm boy drafted into the Marine Corps whose only goal is to come home alive, and Vo Binh Dai, a 19-year-old Vietnamese farm boy who enlists in the People’s Army of Vietnam, terrified only of failing in his duty to die bravely for his country. Along the way, Private Everette encounters demonically vicious Parris Island drill instructors, talking maggots, voiceless ghosts, jaded grunts, man-eating pigs, maniacal rats, leeches that quote William Blake, a rifle that begs him to shoot himself and occasionally even the enemy. Vo Dai must undertake the long march south down the Strategic Trail, through black forests and bloody swamps, over pockmarked earth and fields of fire, past tigers and dragons and mounds of the dead, past exhaustion, beyond endurance. At turns, wholly fantastic yet always heartbreakingly realistic. THE OTHER SIDE is an epic tragedy about America’s most haunting war. A surreal exploration of the Vietnam war from opposing viewpoints. A horror story about the horrors of war.

On sale October 4 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


LOVELESS #12

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin

Azzarello and Frusin deliver the shocking conclusion of the 4-part “Thicker Than Blackwater.” With the sadistic serial murderer finally revealed – as well as his high-level backers – will Sheriff Wes Cutter dole out justice or revel in Blackwater’s horrible fate?

On sale October 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


TESTAMENT #11

Written by Douglas Rushkoff

Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine

Cover by Liam Sharp

A special standalone story featuring guest art art by Peter Gross (LUCIFER) & Gary Erskine (THE FILTH) reveals the hidden history of the most cryptic character in The Temple. Tyrone was once a beloved humanitarian who ran a profitable enterprise – until his own god turned against him. Is he reliving the story of the Biblical Job? Or does Job still live today?

On sale October 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


SWAMP THING: INFERNAL TRIANGLES TP

Written by Rick Veitch, Jamie Delano and Stephen Bissette

Art by Rick Veitch, Alfredo Alcala, Tom Mandrake and others

Cover by John Totleben

Collecting issues #77-81 of the series that helped to lay the foundation for the Vertigo line, ths volume follows the Avatar of the Green and Abby as they prepare for the birth of their child – only to have an alien intelligence rip the Swamp Thing away from his home just when he’s needed the most. This collection also reprints the 41-page “Distant Cousins” story from SWAMP THING ANNUAL #3, featuring the all-ape adventures of the DCU’s most famous anthropoids.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 22 o 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING: SPONTANEOUS GENERATION TP

Written by Rick Veitch

Art by Veitch & Alfredo Alcala

Cover by John Totleben

Reoffered to coincide with SWAMP THING: INFERNAL TRIANGLES, this volume collects SWAMP THING #71-76. Swamp Thing must find a way to allow himself and his heir to coexist in this world. The solution that presents itself after repeated failures comes as a surprise to everyone, especially John Constantine, who is about to become an unlikely father.

On sale October 4 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS o Relist


Y: THE LAST MAN VOl. 8 – KIMONO DRAGONS TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan, Jr. and Goran Sudzuka

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

Collecting issues #43-48 of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s award-winning Vertigo series, KIMONO DRAGONS brings the hunt for Ampersand – the monkey who could unlock the mystery of the male-killing plague – to its explosive climax, as the last man on Earth and his companions finally reach Japan and discover the truth behind Ampersand’s abduction.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 22 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN VOl. 7 – PAPER DOLLS TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan, Jr. and Goran Sudzuka

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

Reoffered to coincide with Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 8, this volume collects issues #37-42 of the hit Vertigo series. In addition to catching up on the adventures of Yorick’s monkey Ampersand (whose body holds the key to stopping the male-killing plague) and telling the origin of Agent 355, PAPER DOLLS chronicles the search for Yorick’s fiancée Beth in Australia.

On sale October 4 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS o Relist


Y: THE LAST MAN #50

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan, Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

In the landmark fiftieth issue of the critically acclaimed series, the person, people or thing behind the plague that killed every man except for Yorick Brown is finally revealed! And with just ten more issues left, it’s the beginning of the end…

On sale October 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


SUPERMAN 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

Due to popular demand, DC Direct offers fans another chance to own an updated version of the sold-out SUPERMAN 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE! This 1:6-scale figure sports a brand new head sculpt, longer cape, and other costume modifications.Please note that this new edition of the SUPERMAN 13″ figure does not include the Clark Kent secret identity change of clothing. This re-issue does include a display stand, an extra set of hands and a bendable “steel” girder. This figure is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with fifth panel.

Advance solicited; on sale March 7, 2007

Deluxe Collector Figure o $69.99 U.S.

A stunning new action figure line featuring more of DC’s greatest heroes from alternate realities!


ELSEWORLDS SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

ELSEWORLD’S FINEST: SUPERGIRL and BATGIRL and RED SON: GREEN LANTERN

come packaged in a four-color blister.

KINGDOM COME: NIGHTSTAR AND KINGDOM COME: AQUAMAN

are packaged in a four-color window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 21, 2007 o Action Figures o PI

ELSEWORLDS FINEST: SUPERGIRL 6.75″

ELSEWORLDS FINEST: BATGIRL 6.5″

KINGDOM COME: NIGHTSTAR 6.5″ ”

KINGDOM COME: AQUAMAN 6.75″

RED SON: GREEN LANTERN 6.75″







WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: ZATANNA BUST

Designed by Adam Hughes

Sculpted by John G. Mathews

Abracadabra! Zatanna continues the amazing line of Women of the DC Universe busts designed by award-winning illustrator Adam Hughes. This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain busts measures approximately 5.625″ tall X 2.75″ wide X 1.75″ deep and is packaged in a four-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 14, 2007 o Bust o $45.00 U.S.


BATMAN THROUGH THE AGES BOXED SET

A must-have set featuring four DC DIRECT updated and revised Batman action figures! Also included

are bases for each figure as well as a 48-page original collection of classic Batman comics stories!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 28, 2007 o Action Figures o PI

This set – packaged in a four-color window box – includes: FIRST APPEARANCE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE, GOLDEN AGE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE, SUPER FRIENDS BATMAN ACTION FIGURE, CLASSIC BATMAN (DESIGNED BY ALEX ROSS) ACTION FIGURE





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