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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping September, 2006

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DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in September 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


BATMAN #657

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang

Cover by Kubert

Part 3 of the 4-part “Batman and Son,” by the incomparable team of writer Grant Morrison and artists Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang! Batman brings his son home to Gotham City and introduces him to both Wayne Manor and the Batcave! But when Batman’s new son meets Robin sparks – and swords – will fly!

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


DETECTIVE COMICS #823

Written by Paul Dini

Art by Joe Benitez & Victor Llama

Cover by Simone Bianchi

Once she was the mistress of all growing things. Now the plant kingdom has rebelled and unleashed its deadly fury on Poison Ivy!

While struggling to protect his enemy, Batman is drawn deeper into a forest of intrigue where he uncovers a horrifying secret from Ivy’s past. Don’t miss this thrilling tale of one of Batman’s deadliest femmes fatale by writer Paul Dini and artists Joe Benitez (WRAITHBORN) & Victor Llama! For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

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


BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #2

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Wagner

First he had to face the monsters of science; now the young Dark Knight must encounter the madness of the supernatural! Matt Wagner’s thrill ride continues as Batman investigates occult crimes so bizarre that Detective Gordon and the Gotham cops are left completely baffled. Plus, what will happen to Batman’s beloved city now that Catwoman is on the prowl?

On sale September 27 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US


BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #210

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti

Part 4 of the 5-part “Darker Than Death.” Bruce Wayne accedes to the kidnappers’ demands, but it may still be too late to save their hostage from certain death! Has Batman finally failed?

On sale September 13 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! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale September 27 o 12 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE TP

Written by Steve Niles

Art and cover by Scott Hampton

Horror master Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) joins painter Scott Hampton (BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES) for a Batman tale that uncovers the secrets of grisly murders outside Batman’s usual territory…in the Gotham suburbs! This volume collects the acclaimed 3-issue miniseries.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 o 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US


CATWOMAN #59

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes

The father of Catwoman’s baby revealed! Selina Kyle is forced to choose between being Catwoman and correcting a horrendous mistake! Thanks to Zatanna’s “help”, Catwoman’s deranged foe the Film Freak has come totally unhinged! Now he’s leaving bodies all over the East End, but is Holly really up to the challenge of stopping him alone?

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


NIGHTWING #124

Written by Bruce Jones

Art by Robert Teranishi & Wes Craig

Cover by Jock

Nightwing’s out to clear his name once and for all, but he’ll need help from an unexpected source to escape the wrath of a fire-throwing hit man and two vicious heads of the underworld!

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


ROBIN #154

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Freddie E. Williams II

Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

Who is kidnapping the rich kids of Gotham City? And who is foiling Robin’s efforts to put the kidnapper out of business?

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ALL STAR SUPERMAN #6

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Frank Quitely

Cover by Quitely

The award-winning, best-selling All Star saga brings Superman back to Smallville to mourn the loss of his adoptive father. As Clark Kent returns to his hometown roots, the fifth Dimensional trickster investigates human drama from an entirely different perspective.

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN #656

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

Superman’s battle with the alien monster known only as Subjekt-17 will tear a swath of destruction across all of Eastern Europe! But the hidden connection between the two may be the only thing that can save both of their lives…

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ACTION COMICS #843

Written by Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Dave Gibbons

It’s the cosmic wrap-up for Superman and his allies as they battle an alien invader who’s like nothing they’ve fought before! Superman discovers a compelling secret – one that could swing the conflict in his favor – but without powers, how can he or the Titans prevail?

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERGIRL #10

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

Cover by Churchill

Supergirl takes on a new secret identity! Can you say “disaster”? She needs help – from one of the Outsiders?

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


SUPERMAN/BATMAN #30

Written by Mark Verheiden

Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Part 3 of “The Enemies Among Us!” Who will be the next alien hero to go rogue? And if our two heroes didn’t have their hands full already, Lex Luthor makes a dramatic discovery – what’s about to hit Earth next?

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE PREQUELS TP

Stories by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray and Marc Andreyko

Art by Ariel Olivetti, Karl Kerschl, Rick Leonardi, Nelson, Doug Hazlewood and Wellington Dias

Cover by Adam Hughes

Produced in conjunction with Superman Returns director Bryan Singer and his co-screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, this new collection features the astonishing 4-part miniseries bridging the gap between Superman and Superman Returns!

Relive the last days of Krypton and then see the first glimmers

of what has transpired since the Man of Steel left the Earth. Explore the lives of three of the most important people in Superman’s life – Lois Lane, Ma Kent and Lex Luthor – and how they dealt with his long absence in this beautiful collection!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE MOVIE ADAPTATION

Written by Martin Pasko

Art by Matt Haley

Photo cover

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: THE PREQUELS TP, the official adaptation of the most anticipated movie event of the year! While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the realization that Lois Lane has moved on with her life. Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

On sale September 6 o 72 pg, FC, $6.99 US o Relist

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE ADAPTATION AND MORE TALES OF THE MAN OF STEEL TP

Written by Martin Pasko, E. Nelson Bridwell and various

Art by Matt Haley, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson and various

Photo cover

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: THE PREQUELS TP, this volume includes the official movie adaptation, plus several classic stories collected from various Superman titles – including a special origin tale originally presented in THE AMAZING WORLD OF SUPERMAN, METROPOLIS EDITION #1.

On sale September 6 o 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US o Relist


ABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER HC

Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art and cover by Cooke

Writer/illustrator Darwyn Cooke’s critically acclaimed masterpiece DC: THE NEW FRONTIER is celebrated in this oversized Absolute edition featuring new story pages, detailed annotations, alternate sequences and an extensive gallery of sketches, pinups, action figure art and much more!

In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia outlawed the Mystery Men of the Golden Age. Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America.

Darwyn Cooke’s most ambitious project yet features the stunning color art of Dave Stewart, an introduction by DC’s President & Publisher Paul Levitz, and an afterword by Cooke.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 4 o 464 pg, FC, $75.00 US

INFINITE CRISIS COMPANION TP

Written by Bill Willingham, Dave Gibbons, Greg Rucka and Gail Simone

Art by Justiniano, Ivan Reis, Jesus Saiz, Dale Eaglesham and others

Cover by Various

A new volume presenting the tales that led into and out of INFINITE CRISIS! Collecting DAY OF VENGEANCE: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, RANN-THANAGAR WAR: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, THE OMAC PROJECT: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, and VILLAINS UNITED: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 o168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

PRELUDE TO INFINITE CRISIS

Written by Bill Willingham, Dave Gibbons, Greg Rucka and Gail Simone

Art by Justiniano, Ivan Reis, Jesus Saiz, Dale Eaglesham and others

Cover by Various

Reoffered to coincide with INFINITE CRISIS COMPANION, this volume collects the complete crossover story from THE FLASH #219 and WONDER WOMAN #214, plus material from Superman Secret Files #2004 and several other comics leading into INFINITE CRISIS!

On sale September 6 o96 pg, FC, $5.99 US o Relist


THE ALL-NEW ATOM #3

Written by Gail Simone

Art by John Byrne & Trevor Scott

Cover by Ariel Olivetti

Ivy Town seems to be getting stranger and stranger as the new Atom explores the fringes of his new home. But some mysteries don’t like it when you bite into them – and they might start biting back!

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


AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #45

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art by Butch Guice & Tony DeZuñiga

Cover by Guice

Don’t miss the destructive and deadly climax of Aquaman’s first true test of heroism! He must take command in an all-out undersea war to defeat an enemy who nearly killed him, and embrace or reject his destiny. Plus, Aquaman discovers new powers, and secrets behind his alliance with King Shark are revealed!

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BIRDS OF PREY #98

Written by Gail Simone

Art by James Raiz & Robin Riggs

Cover by Jerry Ordway

There’s an eerily familiar Caped Crusader running around the Birds’ territory…one that’s freaking out Huntress and Black Canary. But Oracle’s life will be the most affected by this heroine’s bizarre return!

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BIRDS OF PREY: THE BATTLE WITHIN TP

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Joe Bennett, Ed Benes, Tom Derenick, Joe Prado and others

Cover by Benes

Featuring two exciting story arcs, from BIRDS OF PREY #76-85! With their Gotham headquarters destroyed, the Birds take flight to Metropolis and beyond! Black Canary enlists the help of Wildcat in Singapore, while the Huntress infiltrates the Gotham mob!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 o 240 pg, FC, $17.99 US


BLUE BEETLE #7

Written by John Rogers

Art by Cully Hamner

Cover by Duncan Rouleau

Wherein we lock Giffen in the basement and let Rogers fly solo! With the armor’s secret revealed, Beetle now sees everything that’s happened to him in a new light. Will it estrange him permanently from the heroes of the DCU?

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


CHECKMATE #6

Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir

Art and cover by Jesus Saiz

The return of SUICIDE SQUAD! Rucka teams up with co-writers DeFilippis and Weir (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) for a 2-part thriller that puts Amanda Waller’s pet project back in action with a CHECKMATE twist!

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #4

Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo

Art and cover by Ken Lashley

The Flash loses his heart – and maybe even more – as the Speed Force’s secret is revealed!

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE CREEPER #2

Written by Steve Niles

Art and cover by Justiniano & Walden Wong

The axeman cometh! A bizarre threat stalks the skyscrapers and back alleys of Gotham…and Batman faces it with the help of the Creeper!

On sale September 6 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #29

Written by Stuart Moore

Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne

Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

The epic storyline “In My Father’s House” continues as Firestorm, Firehawk and the mysterious glowing man face off against an army of cyborgs. But that’s not the worst of it, as Jason Rusch must confront an even bigger problem: his father! Plus: a surprise villain returns!

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN #14

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Part 1 of a compelling new story: “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 truth behind 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 September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN CORPS #4

Written by Dave Gibbons

Art by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

Cover by Gibbons

Guy Gardner finally gets his shore leave, only to face a relentless foe. Meanwhile, a battle-hardened Lantern is torn between love and duty while another must undertake the most heartbreaking mission of all.

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ION #6

Written by Ron Marz

Art by Tom Grindberg, Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten

Cover by Kalman Andraszofsky

The Guardians of the Universe reveal their secret plan for Kyle Rayner, but will Ion embrace his new destiny or rebel against it?

On sale September 20 o 6 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


52: WEEKS 18-21

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

Breakdowns by Keith Giffen

Art by various

Backup feature by Waid and various

Covers by J.G. Jones

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

WEEK 18: “Ralph, we’re the CROATOANS. We found Shakespeare’s GHOSTWRITER, we can find one of our own GUYS.” Plus, The Origin of The Question by Waid and Joe Bennett!

WEEK 19: “What if I told you I could – using Booster’s DNA- bioengineer a superhero identity for you?” Plus, the Origin of Animal Man by Waid and Brian Bolland!

WEEK 20: “Adam’s right, Kory. This is way too big for the three of us.” Plus, the Origin of Adam Strange by Waid and Kevin Nowlan.

WEEK 21: “No disrespect, Raven, but we’re as much Infinity Inc. as you are Titans. Neither team is the same one it used to be.” Special full-length story!

Week 18 on sale September 6 o Week 19 on sale September 13 o Week 20 on sale September 20

Week 21 on sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


GREEN ARROW #66

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

“Away Game,” Part 2. It’s one year ago, and Green Arrow is determined to retrain and improve his fighting skills! He hatches a plan to save Star City, while adding newer, deadlier disciplines to his repertoire! And to do this, he must seek the aid of the person who trained Deathstroke!

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


HAWKGIRL #56

Written by Walter Simonson

Art and cover by Howard Chaykin

Hawkgirl discovers some historic truths and ancient evils that are linked to her origins and the enemies she’s been facing in St. Roch!

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MARTIAN MANHUNTER #2

Written by A.J. Lieberman

Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit

For years, Martian Manhunter believed himself the last survivor of his race – but the discovery of a Martian artifact on Earth has brought that into serious question! His quest to discover the origin of that relic leads him to a stunning discovery, the ramifications of which will forever change the way he sees himself, humanity and his destiny!

On sale September 13 o 2 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JSA CLASSIFIED #17

Written by Tony Bedard

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Part 1 of “The Venom Connection,” written by Tony Bedard with art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens (GREEN ARROW)! Bane attacks Hourman in his home to get at the drugs that can keep him at full strength!

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JLA CLASSIFIED #26 & 27

Written by Howard Chaykin

Art by Killian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen

Covers by Plunkett

Part 1 of the 6-part “Sacred Trust,” written by Howard Chaykin (BITE CLUB: VCU, HAWKGIRL) with stunning art by Killian Plunkett (SUPERMAN: RED SON) & Tom Nguyen (JLA)! When the U.N. forbids the United States and the Justice League of America to interfere with other countries’ meta-human activities… a rift develops between the Leaguers themselves! What will be the right course of action? And will “plausible deniability” protect anyone from the fall-out?

And in issue #27, the Justice League honors the U.N.’s request as Wonder Woman and Aquaman are spotted preventing natural disasters far from the warring countries they’ve been banned from entering… but who makes up the mysterious task force surveying the volitile situation in person?

Issue #26 retro-resolicited; on sale August 30;

issue #27 on sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2

Written by Brad Meltzer

Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope

Cover by Michael Turner

Variant cover by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning

Best-selling author Brad Meltzer and the fan-favorite art team of Ed Benes & Sandra Hope continue the return of the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! The selection process continues – a new villain appears – and a sinister figure ensures that the first casualty is Red Tornado’s android body! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers; a standard cover by Michael Turner and a variant cover by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning. For every 10 copies of the standard cover, retailers may order one copy of the variant cover. Please see order form for details. Retailers: For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JONAH HEX #11

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by David Michael Beck

Cover by Art Thibert

David Michael Beck (Star Wars: Empire) lavishly illustrates the return of the mysterious El Diablo in the sequel to Jonah Hex #1! When Victor Romanoff’s traveling sideshow freaks seek revenge, Jonah is saved from certain death by the supernatural being known as El Diablo!

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


THE NEXT #3

Written by Tad Williams

Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong

Superman is trapped in a time anomaly. Can even the Next – super-powered beings who can change the world in their wake – rescue the Man of Steel? Will Superman’s power be enough against Sion, the killer sent from the Next’s home dimension to kill them?

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


MYSTERY IN SPACE #1

Written by Jim Starlin

Art by Shane Davis & Matt “Batt” Banning and

Starlin & Al Milgrom

Cover by Davis

Variant cover by Neal Adams

Get on board with comics legend Jim Starlin (Cosmic Odyssey, Thanos, Silver Surfer) and rising superstar artist Shane Davis (Batman Annual #25) as the DCU launches an 8-issue foray into the most spectacular regions of the galaxy!

Who is the new Captain Comet? What is his connection to his predecessor? And what fate has befallen the original Captain Comet during the cosmos-shattering events of 52?

Plus, a 16-page backup feature written and illustrated by the classic art team of penciler Starlin and inker Al Milgrom reveals the secret behind The Weird’s return to the DCU after a long absence. As these mysteries are answered, even more are exposed!

Retailers: For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. This issue will be available with a variant cover. Please see the order form for details.

On sale September 6 o 1 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by George Pérez, Romeo Tanghal, Brett Breeding and others

Cover by Pérez & Tanghal

Don’t miss this volume collecting THE NEW TEEN TITANS #17-20 and TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #1-4, with two stories named in Wizard’s “100 Best Single Issues Since You Were Born!” The Titans help Kid Flash’s possessed girlfriend, reunite with the original Starfire, team up with the Winged Wonder, Hawkman and much more!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 o 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art and George Pérez & Romeo Tanghal and Carmine Infantino

Cover by Pérez & Tanghal

Reoffered to coincide with NEW TEEN TITANS VOL. 3, this volume continues the exhilarating adventures of the #1 DC super-team of the ’80s, reprinting THE NEW TEEN TITANS (Volume One) #9-16! Plus, a 10-page story originally featured in BEST OF DC (BLUE RIBBON DIGEST) #18!

On sale September 6 o 240 pg, FC, $49.99 US o Relist


OMAC #3

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Renato Guedes

The rampant artificial intelligence known as Brother Eye thinks it’s in control of the last OMAC, but the person inside the machine is fighting to take his life back! The only thing more dangerous than the power of an OMAC in Brother Eye’s hands may be the power of an OMAC in the hands of an uncontrollable human!

On sale September 6 o 3 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


OUTSIDERS #40

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert

Cover by Daniel Acuña

A fortieth issue full of shockers! Who’s about to blow the Outsiders’ deep cover?

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


RUSH CITY #3

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Timothy Green II Cover by Jock

Guest-starring Black Canary! Roaring down the street to your left: Rush, hellbent on finding the world’s weirdest weapon of mass destruction. Screaming down the avenue to your right: Black Canary, with the same goal. Rocketing straight at you: Gearhead – half man, half car and all bad intentions! Who’ll reach the WMD first?

On sale September 20 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE PHANTOM STRANGER VOL. 1 TP

Written by Bob Kanigher, Dennis O’Neil, Gerry Conway, John Broome, Len Wein, and others

Art by Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo, Murphy Anderson, Neal Adams, and others

Cover by Jim Aparo, Neal Adams and Bill Draut

Over 500 pages of supernatural phenomena with tales from the Phantom Stranger and his skeptical counterpart Dr. 13! This volume reprints Showcase #80 and spooky tales from The Phantom Stranger #1-21.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 o 544 pg, B&W $16.99 US


SHADOWPACT #5

Written by Bill Willingham

Art and cover by Steve Scott & Wayne Faucher

All sorts of monsters and magic-based villains pop out of the woodwork with a unanimity of purpose: to kill the Shadowpact! Nights at the Oblivion Bar will be lonely unless the team figures out what’s happening and how to stop it!

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #22

Written by Mark Waid & Tony Bedard

Art by Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Mick Gray

Cover by Kitson

Supergirl’s new boyfriend explores the feelings he has for her as the Legion takes on a foe who has recruited others who can target and exploit their every weakness!

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: STRANGE VISITOR FROM ANOTHER CENTURY TP

Written by Mark Waid & Tony Bedard

Art by Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Mick Gray

Cover by Kitson

A new collection featuring THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #14-15 and SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #16-19! The 21st Century’s Girl of Steel wakes up 1,001 years later, convinced the whole reality is something she just dreamed up. And maybe it is!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 o144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 2: DEATH OF A DREAM TP

Written by Mark Waid

Art by arry Kitson, Dale Eaglesham, Ken Lashley and various

Cover by Kitson

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES TP, this volume collects LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7-13! Only a brawl between the Legion and the agents of Terror Firma can halt a coming invasion – but it’s not without a great sacrifice!

On sale September 6 o 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist


TEEN TITANS #39

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad

Cover by Daniels

Part 2 of “Titans Around the World!” It’s off to Tokyo and to meet one of the many mysterious Teen Titans members from the missing year: the world’s greatest teen magician – the all-new Zatara! Plus, Robin and Wonder Girl learn a horrific secret about one of their former members. Retailers please note: This issue has been resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TRIALS OF SHAZAM #2

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Howard Porter

Enter Freddie Freeman – left powerless by the events of DAY OF JUDGMENT and BRAVE NEW WORLD – who finds his life outside of being Captain Marvel Junior in even worse shape. The good news: Freddie is given the opportunity to regain his abilities…if he can pass a few tests administered by the gods themselves. The bad news is he has to earn each and every ability from scratch!

On sale September 27 o 2 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #3

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Jusin Gray

Art and cover by Daniel Acuña

On the run from S.H.A.D.E. agents, the Freedom Fighters make their way to the Arizona desert, home turf of Black Condor. But is this new metahuman friend or foe?

On sale September 27 o 3 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE WARLORD #8

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Bart Sears

The most shocking issue yet! A cast member dies – and there’s nothing our hero can do about it!

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WONDER WOMAN #4

Written by Allan Heinberg

Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

When the all-new Wonder Woman encounters the Cheetah, Giganta and Dr. Psycho, she discovers that Wonder Woman’s Rogues Gallery has undergone a radical transformation! Even Dr. Poison, Dr. Cyber and Osira are somehow more powerful and deadlier than ever before. But who is responsible for these magical makeovers? And will this army of revitalized rogues be too much for the gods’ newest champion? Find out in Part 4 of the 5-part epic “Who Is Wonder Woman?”

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ELFQUEST: THE DISCOVERY TP

Written by Wendy & Richard Pini

Art and cover by Wendy Pini

This 128-page trade paperback collects the 4-issue limited series that continues the ELFQUEST saga! The Wolfriders discover a new tribe, the long hidden amphibious Wavedancers… but the leader of the Waveriders never wanted to be found. The moment of unification may be lost forever, and the result may be the destruction of both tribes!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 4 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US


ELFQUEST: SEARCHER AND THE SWORD SC

Written by Wendy & Richard Pini

Art and cover by Wendy Pini

Reoffered to coincide with ELFQUEST: THE DISCOVERY. The elves must adapt to a world without the Troll smiths, who forged their weapons and tools. Painfully aware of her human heritage, Shuna embarks on a quest to unite elves and humans in peace.

On sale September 6 o 96 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist


KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG #1

Written by Jesse Leon McCann

Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht

Cover by Scott Jeralds

Flying in from his hit TV cartoon, Krypto the Superdog arrives with a fun-filled 6-issue miniseries! Follow the exciting adventures of the Last Pup of Krypton as he arrives on Earth, meets his host family and friend Kevin, and fights crime with his stalwart companions!

On sale September 20 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #25

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Rick Burchett

Cover by Ty Templeton

Blue Devil is at a crossroads in life. He tries to be a hero, but people fear him because of his appearance. Can Dr. Fate, Green Lantern and the rest of his teammates help him through this in time to prepare the team to face Doctor Destiny?!

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


THE BATMAN STRIKES! #25

Written by Jai Nitz

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Dave McCaig

Killer Croc has spent his life being kept in cages. Now he’s broken free, and only the Batman can keep Croc from taking an explosive revenge on all of Gotham City!

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


TEEN TITANS GO! #35

Written by J. Torres

Art by Khary Randolph

Cover by Sean Galloway

General Immortus returns, and this time he’s got some help in his war against the Teen Titans – look out for the new and improved Private Hive!

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #5

Written by Judd Winick, Robbie Busch and George Krstic

Art by by Kim Arndt, Jeff Albrecht, Dan Davis and various

Cover by Matt Jenkins & Mike DeCarlo

Samurai Jack meets up with his old friend, the Scotsman! Plus, what trouble has Ray Ray gotten himself into now? Only Juniper Lee can help him!

On sale September 13

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #25

Written by Bobby London and Craig McCracken

Art by Mike Kazaleh and

Vaughn Tada

Cover by McCracken

It’s our special 25th issue, and to celebrate, we welcome new friends to the block! Introducing FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS and CAMP LAZLO!

On sale September 27

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


LOONEY TUNES #142

Written by Sholly Fisch, Robbie Busch, Frank Strom and Earl Kress

Art by Pablo Zamboni, Walter Carzon, Leo Batic, Mike DeCarlo, Horacio Ottolini and Ruben Torreiro

Cover by Scott Gross

Bugs Bunny finds himself in the most intense soccer game of his life – for his life! Plus, Bugs and Daffy discover that land down under: Atlantis!

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


PRINCESS NATASHA #4

Written by Leila Strachan

Art and cover by Christopher Cook & Al Nickerson

Natasha and her classmates have gone on a field trip to the zoo, but then this secret agent girl discovers Lubek is up to monkey business!

On sale September 20 o 4 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


SCOOBY-DOO #112

Written by Sholly Fisch, Robbie Busch and Frank Strom

Art by Robert Pope, Scott McRae, Scott Jeralds, Joe Staten and Dan Davis

Cover by Pope & McRae

There’s a bogeyman on the baseball field! Mystery, Inc. must go to “Eek-stra Innings” to discover why a ghos t- and a curse – is plaguing two rival ball teams! Plus, unlock the secrets behind “Dr. Krankenstone’s Monster” and beware the moonlight in “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.”

On sale September 20

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #470

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Wash away those back-to-school blues with a rip-roaringly hilarious new issue of MAD! Hey kids, hide it in your notebooks!

On sale September 6 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #10

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 September 13 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US


DENSHA OTOKO VOL. 1

Written by Hitori Nakano

Art by Wataru Watanabe

CMX. The Japanese mega-hit that weaved a tale of love in cyberspace on both television and as a motion picture finally arrives in the U.S. for the first time. Perpetual geek, social basket case and obsessive fan – needless to say, the guy called “Train Man” has never had a girlfriend. Most of his days are spent immersed in electronics and waiting for the box set DVD of his favorite anime series.

But fate takes a turn for Train one ordinary night on an ordinary train ride. He falls in love at first sight with Hermess, a gorgeous fellow passenger. When a drunken rider tries to harass her, Train surprises himself by coming to her rescue. But when Hermess later contacts Train with a thank you give and the possibility of further contact, that’s one situation he can’t handle.

He immediately goes online to a popular chat room to solicit advice. To his horror, he’s encouraged to ask her out. Soon he is bombarded with advice regarding how, when and where he should do it. Will Train Man find true love, or will all this pressure to come out of his shell be too much for him to take?

Based on a supposedly true story, the tale of DENSHA OTOKO (The Train Man) was a phenomenon in Japan.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 182 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by

Sakura Tsukuba

CMX. High school student Yukari Fujimaru knows a potential star when she sees one…because she sees the special “aura” they give off, in the form of angelic wings. Yukari’s fellow student, the beautiful Ryoko Katsuragi, has a small pair of wings herself, and is one of these aspiring talents. She’s so talented, in fact, that no one even knows that “she” is actually a boy in disguise. Now, to make her own down-to-earth dream come true, Yukari must help her new friend become a star.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 o 5″ x 7.375″ o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN


THE RECIPE FOR GERTRUDE VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Nari Kusakawa

CMX. With the help of young Sahara, Gertrude has finally found the “recipe” book containing the formula to his demonic self. The only problem is, the words have been magically lifted and transferred to a spot not even he could have imagined. Gertrude suspects Sahara’s older brother is involved, and sure enough the enigmatic Kyusaku begins to cause trouble. To free his love, Gertrude must take on the one person who knows him inside out: his creator!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 o 5″ x 7.375″

192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES


CIPHER VOL. 5

Written and illustrated by Minako Narita

CMX. Twin brothers Cipher and Siva have shared one identity for years – but now they’re discovering that their individuality is becoming harder to suppress, and that sharing an identity may be a limitation – especially when Cipher takes an acting role away from Siva, who wants to get closer to the female lead. Will the twins be able to keep up their secret without anyone getting hurt?

Advance-solicited; on sale October 4 o 5″ x 7.375″

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


KIKAIDER CODE 02 VOL. 5

Written by Shotaro Ishinomori

Art by MEIMU

CMX. Six months after his battle with the evil robots, Jiro wanders the streets of Tokyo, damaged and possibly a menace! Meanhwhile, the evil doctor Gil Helbert, secret head of D.A.R.K., could start a revolution, if not a total war.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 o 5″ x 7.375″

210 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS


SWAN VOL. 8

Written and illustrated by Kyoko Ariyoshi

CMX. Masumi finally makes her debut, and it nearly ends in disaster! As if that’s not enough, dancers from around the world gather for the Tokyo World Ballet competition. It’s going to take everything Masumi has – and more – to outdo a multitude of competitors who are more skilled, more experienced, and more confident.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 o 5″ x 7.375″

192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES


TENJHO TENGE VOL. 10

Written and illustrated by Oh! great

CMX. Soichiro, Aya, and Kurei rush to help Mouki, the last survivor of the massacred Enmi family. There, on Enmi sacred ground, they meet and are outnumbered by a vicious, eight-armed enemy and his army. With no way to turn back and certain death if they stay in one place, Soichiro and the others are forced to flee into the woods, where they learn the true nature of their opponent! Retailers please note: This has been edited for U.S. release.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 o 5″ x 7.375″

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


VS. VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada

CMX. Reiji has just one chance to get to New York and see his sister Miruka: he must win the spot of soloist with the Hakuto Philharmonic. But his rival, Aoi, is determined to take that honor away from him. Things look promising when Reiji is taken under the wing of a musician with a special interest in mentoring the young prodigy. But this mysterious benefactor’s past connection with Hane puts a cloud over his true intentions.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 4 o 5″ x 7.375″

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


WILDCATS: WORLDSTORM #1

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Variant cover by A Todd McFarlane & Jim Lee

Variant cover B by Jim Lee

Jim Lee makes his triumphant return to Wildcats, and he’s bringing along an impressive new collaborator: superstar writer Grant Morrison! The man who redefined the JLA and Superman – and created groundbreaking works The Invisibles and WE3 – now brings his considerable talents to the Wildcats.

In the aftermath of the events in Captain Atom: ARMAGEDDON, the WildStorm Universe has undergone a shift that will affect characters big and small. This first issue will reintroduce the Wildcats you know and love – but how will they differ? Be here in September to see the star-studded premiere of the all-new, bimonthly WILDCATS! Retailers please note: This issue will be available with two variant covers. Please see order form for details. For a signed edition please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

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


WETWORKS: WORLDSTORM #1

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Whilce Portacio & Trevor Scott

Cover by Portacio & Richard Friend

Variant cover A by Ethan Van Sciver

Variant cover B by Portacio

Fan-favorite artist Whilce Portacio’s legendary special forces team returns in classic fashion, aided and abetted by acclaimed writer Mike Carey (HELLBLAZER, LUCIFER)!

Dane, team leader of Wetworks, is on a mission. He’s forming a new team with the best of the worst. It’s a bad world, filled with vampires, werewolves and all manner of nasty creatures. Someone’s got to keep them in line. That’s Wetworks’ job – and it’s not going to be easy. Don’t miss the action-packed first installment of “The Blood-Red Game!” Retailers please note: This issue will be available with two variant covers. Please see order form for details.

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SNAKES ON A PLANE #1 & 2

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Gordon Purcell

Photo covers

Issue #1 Variant cover by J.G. Jones

Issue #2 Variant cover by Jerome Moore

You’ve heard the Internet buzz…seen the hair-raising trailer…now experience the comic of the sensational summer movie Snakes on a Plane, written by Chuck Dixon (NIGHTWING) with art by Gordon Purcell and painted covers by J.G. Jones (52) and Jerome K. Moore (JSA: LOST)!

Snakes on a Plane stars Samuel L. Jackson as an FBI agent assigned to escort a government witness on a flight to Los Angeles. But when a crimelord sets loose hundreds of deadly snakes during the flight, the agent must band together with the pilot, frightened crew and passengers in a desperate attempt to survive and protect his witness!

Why’s it have to be snakes? Relax, they’re first-class fliers. Retailers please note: Each issue will feature two covers; see order form for details.

Retrosolicited o Issue #1 on sale August 16; issue #2 on sale August 30 o 1 & 2 of 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


THE AMERICAN WAY #8

Written by John Ridley

Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story

The critically acclaimed series comes to an astounding conclusion as the “ultimate solution” authorized by the President is effected. Will any of the heroes survive what comes? Will America ever be the same?

On sale September 27 o 8 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATTLER BRITTON #3

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Colin Wilson

Cover by Garry Leach

The deep freeze separating British and American forces finally starts to thaw after a selfless act of heroism – but can they all come together as a single unit? Later, during a mission that encounters unexpected opposition, help comes from a most unexpected front.

On sale September 6 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BOYS #3

Written by Garth Ennis

Art and cover by Darick Robertson

The dark new series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson heats up as Wee Hughie gets his first taste of action with the Boys when Butcher throws him into the deep end. Meanwhile, meet the planet’s mightiest heroes, The Seven, and the young superheroine who would join them.

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


EX MACHINA #24

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister

Cover by Harris

In this shocking conclusion of the 4-part “Smoke, Smoke,” Mitchell Hundred must put out fires both figurative and literal, as the super-hero-turned-mayor is forced into confrontations with arsonists, New York City drug dealers and political enemies.

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


CLAW THE UNCONQUERED #4

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Andy Smith

Claw learns that his traveling companions are not what they seem to be, while a beast with a familiar face stalks the land slaughtering all who come before him, demanding the question: Just whom does the prophecy speak of? Barbarian action and horror thrills come together in this tale of dark redemption and bloody revenge!

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


DESOLATION JONES TP

Written by Warren Ellis

Art and cover by J.H. Williams III

Collecting the first six issues of the Eisner-nominated series by Warren Ellis & J.H. Williams III! Michael Jones was a British spy who’d seen better days – but things took a turn for the worse once he fell into the Desolation Project’s hands. Now he’s the preeminent detective for an elite clientele – the underground community of ex-spooks in gritty L.A.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

A MAN CALLED KEV #3

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Carlos Ezquerra

Cover by Glenn Fabry

In the 1991 Gulf War, Kev Hawkins and his SAS team saw something they shouldn’t have – something no one should ever have to think about. Fifteen years later, Kev’s days are numbered – all because of a mission called Bravo Four Zero.

On sale September 13 o3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


MANIFEST ETERNITY #4

Written by Scott Lobdell

Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen

The epic series that follows the war between a culture of science versus an empire of magic heats up! An assassination attempt on the human president is thwarted by a most unlikely source…plus, the horrifying origin of Earth’s greatest fighter pilot!

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


ROKKIN #3

Written by Andy Hartnell

Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis

As Rokkin continues his dangerous journey to Demortia, he is joined by a mysterious Valkyrie. She aids him in his quest for a legendary sword that may give him a magical advantage in his battle against Lord Vulmax and his hordes. But standing between Rokkin and the sword is its bewitching guardian: the beautiful and deadly Medusa!

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SKYE RUNNER #5

Written by Allen Warner

Art & Cover by Alé Garza & Richard Friend

Variant covers by Jim Lee & Friend and Terry & Rachel Dodson

A dream foretells the future and mysteries of the past are revealed – including the secret of Skye’s mother! Skye encounters a knight formerly in the service of her father and is attacked by an unlikely opponent – and the gods go to war! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers; please see order form for details.

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


NINJA SCROLL #1

Written by J. Torres

Art and cover by Michael Chang

Variant cover by Jim Lee

The international anime sensation Ninja Scroll finally comes to comics in this unique new series! Follow the adventures of wandering ronin Jubei as he scours feudal Japan, fighting all forms of villains and monsters in search of the one thing he truly desires: a decent night’s sleep!

Jubei comes upon a nearly abandoned village on a foggy mountaintop. After drinking some tea from a kind old woman, he falls into a deep sleep and awakens to the greatest nightmare of all: the long-thought dead villains from the Ninja Scroll film – Mushizo, Benisato and Tessai – have returned and will stop at nothing to destroy Jubei! Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers by Michael Chang and Jim Lee. Please see order form for details.

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER HC

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Kevin O’Neill

Acclaimed writer Alan Moore once again joins forces with artist Kevin O’Neill for THE BLACK DOSSIER – a stunning original hardcover graphic novel that is the next chapter in the fantastic saga of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN!

England in the mid-1950s is not the same as it was. The powers that be have instituted some changes. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen have been disbanded and disavowed, and the country is under the control of an iron-fisted regime. Now, after many years, the still youthful Mina Murray and a rejuvenated Allan Quatermain return in search of some answers – answers that can only be found in a book buried deep in the vaults of their old headquarters – a book that holds the key to the hidden history of the League throughout the ages: The Black Dossier. As Allan and Mina delve into the details of their precursors, some dating back centuries, they must elude their dangerous pursuers who are hellbent on retrieving the lost manuscript…and ending the League once and for all.

THE BLACK DOSSIER is an elaborately designed, cutting-edge volume that includes a “Tijuana Bible” insert and a 3-D section complete with custom glasses, as well as additional text pieces, maps, and a stunning cutaway double-page spread of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus submarine by Kevin O’Neill. Don’t miss what’s sure to be one of the most talked-about books of 2006!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 o 208 pg, FC, $29.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 2: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Kevin O’Neill

Reoffered to coincide with LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER, a stunning oversized, slipcased two-book hardcover set! The 224-page Book One contains the thrilling 6-issue miniseries, complete with the Almanac of fantastic places, while the 224-page Book Two contains Alan Moore’s entire scripts for the graphic novel, a rare and wonderful treat for any fan of sequential storytelling. Included in the script book are a number of pages of Kevin O’Neill art reproduced from the pencils and printed here for the first time.

On sale September 6 o 448 pg, FC, $75.00 US o Relist

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 1 TP

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Kevin O’Neill

Reoffered to coincide with LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER, this imaginative tale introduced the team of Allan Quartermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin. Also included is the illustrator’s masterful sketchbook, which gives unique behind-the-scenes insight to the artistic process.

On sale September 6 o 192 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Relist

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 2 TP

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Kevin O’Neill

Reoffered to coincide with LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER, this volume picks up one month after the events of Volume 1, as the skies over England are filled with the flaming rockets of a Martian invasion. Only our stalwart adventurers can save mother England and the very Earth itself!

On sale September 6 o 228 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist


FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL HARDCOVER

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Tara McPherson, Derek Kirk Kim, Esao Andrews, Mark Buckingham, Mark Wheatley and Jill Thompson

Cover by James Jean

Don’t miss this stunning original hardcover collection written by FABLES creator Bill Willingham set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the FABLES series began! Featuring sequences illustrated by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson and more, 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL is both an entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham’s enchanting and imaginative FABLES mythos.

Traveling in Arabia as an Ambassador from the exiled FABLES community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But the clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1,001 nights. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, FABLES:1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL reveals the secret histories of familiar FABLES characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 o 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Shelly Bond


FABLES #53

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha and Joshua Middleton

Cover by James Jean

Geppetto’s conference of imperial leaders continues in the Homelands as they discuss the ultimate fate of Fabletown. The Nome King wants war, Prince Hansel wants reprisals, and the Snow Queen wants a program of assassination. Will anyone argue for diplomacy? Plus, a backup story by Joshua Middleton!

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


FABLES #1 SPECIAL EDITION

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Lan Medina & Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean

Don’t miss this specially priced reprint of the classic FABLES #1, featuring a sneak peek at FABLES: 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL! This is the issue that introduced Jack, Snow White, Bigby Wolf and the citizens of Fabletown, setting the stage for Bill Willingham’s Eisner award-winning Vertigo series. A perfect entry point for new readers, this issue also includes ads highlighting FABLES collected editions and more.

Advance solicited o On sale October 11 o 32 pg, FC, $.25 US o MATURE READERS


JACK OF FABLES #3

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy

Cover by James Jean

Jack is determined not to remain a prisoner in the Golden Boughs Retirement Village, run by the mysterious Mr. Revise and his army of evil librarians. Jack’s planning the great escape of all captive Fables, but we’ve seen what happens to most of Jack’s schemes before. Does this one have a chance of working or is he doomed to remain a prisoner for centuries to come?

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


AMERICAN SPLENDOR #1

Written by Harvey Pekar

Art by Dean Haspiel, Ty Templeton, Hilary Barta, Greg Budgett and Gary Dumm

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Following the success of his critically praised, top-selling graphic novel THE QUITTER, Harvey Pekar returns to Vertigo with an all-new 4-issue AMERICAN SPLENDOR miniseries, celebrating 30 years of the series that first showed how, as Harvey says, “ordinary life can be pretty complex stuff.” First appearing in 1976, AMERICAN SPLENDOR rose “from the streets of Cleveland” to change the way comics readers and creators viewed the potential of their medium. The series won an American Book Award and became an Oscar-nominated film.

In Vertigo’s AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Harvey is joined by an all-star roster of artists from both indie and mainstream comics. The first issue features QUITTER artist Dean Haspiel illustrating “The Day’s Highlights,” while Ty Templeton (BIGG TIME, BATMAN ADVENTURES) portrays Harvey’s account of his relationship with his parents after the events of THE QUITTER. Also in this issue, AMERICAN SPLENDOR veterans Greg Budgett and Gary Dumm depict Harvey’s struggles with an acerbic flight attendant and Hilary Barta (TOMORROW STORIES) shows us what Harvey considers a “delicacy.”

Now, three decades after his self-published debut, Harvey Pekar proves that while his life has changed, his ability to find the exceptional in the everyday has only grown better with time.

On sale September 6 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, B&W, no ads, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Edited by Jonathan Vankin


THE QUITTER SC

Written by Harvey Pekar

Art and cover by Dean Haspiel

“Pekar’s most poignant and satisfying effort to date.” – The New York Times Book Review

“A searingly honest memoir… Pekar’s work dignifies the struggle of the average man.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“The brilliance of THE QUITTER rests in how Pekar unironically exposes the tragedy of missed opportunities and the general ridiculousness of human behavior. Grade: A.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Brutally honest…” – Rolling Stone

Don’t miss this new softcover edition of the award-nominated graphic novel telling the story of Harkey Pekar’s troubled teen years for the first time. With gritty, atmospheric artwork by indie-comics luminary Dean Haspiel (American Splendor, Opposable Thumbs), THE QUITTER is both Pekar’s funniest and most heart-wrenching work yet.

On sale September 6 o 104 pg, B&W, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS


AMERICAN VIRGIN #7

Written by Steven T. Seagle

Art by Becky Cloonan

Cover by Joshua Middleton

Part 3 of the 4-part “Going Down” Adam Chamberlain has been delivered into a carnal world he never expected. But it’s Adam’s step-sister Cyndi who realizes he isn’t interested in getting himself out of the mess he’s making of his professional life. Is Adam tightening the noose on a Batu Balan assassin, or just getting in touch with his kinky side?

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


AMERICAN VIRGIN: HEAD TP

Written by Steven T. Seagle

Art by Becky Cloonan and Jim Rugg

Cover by Frank Quitely

Collecting the first four issues of the Vertigo monthly series in a 112-page trade paperback with a Steven T. Seagle interview and sketch material from Becky Cloonan! Adam Chamberlain is a 20-year-old youth minister, a best-selling author, and most important, the head of a rabid national virginity movement. But practicing virgin or not, Adam is about to lose it when his girlfriend is killed.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 o 112 pg, FC, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS


100 BULLETS #76

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

The secret armies within The Trust are in order, and are heading back down to Mexico to claim a valuable prize. But with two different warring factions, it’s clear not everyone will walk away with their lives in tact. Meanwhile, the question everyone’s been asking – what happened in Atlantic City? – is finally answered.

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


DMZ #11

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Kristian Donaldson

Cover by Wood

The origin of Zee, featuring guest art by Kristian Donaldson (Supermarket)! Follow Zee from her humble beginnings as a med student through the day the second civil war hit Manhattan.

On sale September 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


DEADMAN #2

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by John Watkiss

Part 2 of the debut story arc by writer Bruce Jones (NIGHTWING, THE WARLORD) and innovative artist John Watkiss. Brandon Cayce wakes up in another reality, one where the beautiful Sarah is his own wife, not his brother’s. Nothing makes him happier, but Brandon quickly discovers that for a dead man, opening doors between dimensions can have grave consequences even for the living.

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


THE EXTERMINATORS #9

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Tony Moore & Ande Parks Cover by Philip Bond

Part 3 of the 4-part “Insurgency.” The cockroaches take their guerilla war to a frightening new level, staging suicide attacks on the Los Angeles power grid. Is it six-legged heroism, or insect terrorism? As the resulting outages lead to mass panic, man turns against man, paving the way for a roach revolution. And Nils reveals a secret deep in Bug Bee Co.’s past that may shed light on the horror.

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


LOVELESS #11

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin

Part 3 of “Thicker Than Blackwater.” With Bloody Bill still on the loose and the body count rising, Wes begins to run out of options in apprehending the brutal outlaw. But when he discovers Bill’s hidden agenda – and who’s backing his reign of terror – Wes soon realizes he may have bit off more than he can chew.

On sale September 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER #224

Written by Denise Mina

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Lee Bermejo

Part 1 of the 5-part story “The Red Right Hand,” written by novelist Denise Mina. Steve Evans’ dream of universal empathy proves to be hell on Earth for Glasgow, where he finds there’s far more pain to go around than he’d ever imagined. Glaswegians are tearing each other apart, and now Evans needs John Constantine’s help to stop the carnage. Too bad he just buried Constantine alive.

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


NEIL GAIMAN’S NEVERWHERE TP

Written by Mike Carey

Art and cover by Glenn Fabry

The comics adaptation of New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel is now available complete in one 224-page trade paperback! Collecting all nine issues of the Vertigo maxiseries, this volume follows the adventures of an ordinary Londoner who stops to help an enigmatic girl and is drawn into a battle to save the strange underworld kingdom of London Below from destruction.

Advance-solivited; on sale October 4 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS


TESTAMENT #10

Written by Douglas Rushkoff

Art and cover by Liam Sharp

Concluding the 3-part “Down to Egypt.” Fallow and Alec push consumer culture to a sinister new level, goading millions of young people to collaborate in their own enslavement. Jake, Amos and Pig attempt a daring hack to stop it, but when Dinah enters the realm of Astarte they all learn the true meaning of power.

On sale September 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


Y: THE LAST MAN #49

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

Co-creator Pia Guerra returns for Part 1 of “Motherland,” as the fifth and final year of Y: The Last Man begins! Yorick Brown and Agent 355 prepare for their ultimate quest to reunite the last man with Beth, while Dr. Mann travels to China to finally find the person – or people – responsible for the global gendercide.

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


SHAZAM! 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

The World’s Mightiest Mortal is the newest addition to DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in an authentically detailed fabric costume, includes a display stand, and is packaged in a deluxe four-color window box with a fifth panel.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21, 2007

Collector figure o $69.99 US

Continue your COLLECTION of super poseable 13″ figures!

SUPERMAN 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

6/14/06 (MAR06 0400)

LEX LUTHOR 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

7/26/06 (DEC05 0354)

TWO-FACE 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

9/27/06 (FEB06 0360)

BATMAN 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

10/11/06 (MAR06 0404)

AQUAMAN 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

12/6/06 (MAY06 0243)

THE FLASH 13″ DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

1/24/07 (MAY06 0243)

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 5 ACTION FIGURES

Designed by Alex Ross

Continuing the amazing line of action figures based on the designs and vision of Alex Ross! Each figure includes character specific accessories and a display base and is packaged in a four-color window box. Retailers: please see this month’s Order Form for a special orcering incentive.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 14, 2007 o Action Figures o PI






Green Arrow 7.25″

Lex Luthor 7″

Red Tornado 7.25″

Martian Manhunter 7.75″

Martian Manhunter (TRANSLUCENT) 7.75″

Brainiac 7″

Coming soon

JUSTICE Series 4 ACTION FIGURES

9/6/06


JLA COVER TO COVER STATUE: SUPERMAN

Based on the art of Doug Mahnke

Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews

The first in an exciting, all-new series of statues presenting the best-loved JLA characters in incredible 3-D! This beautifully sculpted Superman statue stands approximately 9.875″ high(including base) and is packaged in a four-color box. Each statue in this series is based on the most iconic covers of the past, sharing a consistent base and figure scale through the series. Future statues in the series will include Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Batman!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 7, 2007

Statue o $59.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 3: PUBLIC ENEMIES 2 ACTION FIGURES

Based on the art of Ed McGuinness

An amazing new series of figures featuring more characters from the Public Enemies TP. Each figure comes with character specific accessories and a display base and is packaged in a four-color blister.

Advance solicited; on sale February 28, 2007

Action Figures o PI






Steel/Natasha Irons 6.25″

FUTURE Superman 6.75″

Nightwing 6.75″

Armored Lex Luthor 7.5″

Hawkman 7.75″

Also Available

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES ACTION FIGURES

(Master Case: FEB05 0369)

(Inner Case: FEB05 0370)

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 2: PUBLIC ENEMIES ACTION FIGURES

WONDER WOMAN #1 POSTER

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21, 2007

24″ x 36″ o $7.99 US

Art by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #4 POSTER

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21, 2007

24″ x 36″ o $7.99 US

Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

SUPERMAN RETURNS PREQUEL POSTER

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21, 2007

24″ x 36″ o $7.99 US

Art by Adam Hughes

THE FLASH #1 POSTER

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21, 2007

24″ x 36″ o $7.99 US

Art by Andy Kubert & Joe Kubert

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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping September, 2006
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