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DC Comics Solicitations, October 2009

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DC Comics has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in October 2009. When you’re through checking out these solicitations for new releases, be sure to visit CBR’s DC Comics forum to discuss these titles and products with fellow readers and fans.

DC Comics Solicitations – Last Six Months


BLACKEST NIGHT #4

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis

Summer’s hottest event explodes in this critical issue! Hold on to your power rings, because the secrets behind the Blackest Night finally stand revealed! While Earth is evacuated, Hal Jordan embarks on a brave journey to the darkest depths to uncover the truth behind the Black Lanterns! You won’t believe what he uncovers!

Continuing the best-selling epic from superstars Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). For every 100 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 21 • 4 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN #3

Written by James Robinson

Art and cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose

Variant cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope

Black Lantern Psycho-Pirate shares his pain with the citizens of Smallville! And having your face shoved through the back of your skull can create quite a bit of pain. Will any Kryptonians come to the rescue? And could the key to taking down this menace lie within the Medusa Mask? Find out in the finale of this terrifying 3-issue epic from writer James Robinson (SUPERMAN, STARMAN) and artist Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS, ACTION COMICS)!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 21 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN #3

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art by Ardian Syaf & John Dell

Cover by Andy Kubert

Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

The stunning conclusion arrives! Batman and Robin, along with the help of Deadman, try to defend Gotham City against the onslaught of Black Lanterns. But how do you defeat an enemy whose only goal is to feed off the emotions of a city and eat the hearts of all that stand in their way? Prepare for the answer from writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, THE MIGHTY) and up-and-comer Ardian Syaf!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 14 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #3

Written by J.T. Krul

Art and cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter

Variant cover by George Perez

With their backs against the walls of a battered Titans Tower, the few remaining Titans face their dead former teammates who have now become Black Lanterns! Meanwhile, one Titan discovers a secret weapon…but at what price? Don’t miss this finale from writer J.T. Krul (JSA CLASSIFIED, Fathom) and superstar artist Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by George Perez). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 28 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN #47

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy

Variant cover by Ed Benes

BLACKEST NIGHT continues! The war between the Blue Lanterns and Agent Orange implodes as the universe darkens! But a strange turn will send this epic battle in an unexpected direction when Larfleeze has something he desperately hordes taken away from him!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN CORPS #41

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman

Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

The intense and horrific battle between the Green Lantern Corps and the Black Lanterns on Oa takes a turn for the worse! The Corps realizes that the abominable, ultimate goal of the Black Lanterns is not only to feed off the Corps’ emotions, but to consume and decimate the main power battery and destroy Oa forever!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #6

Written by Matthew Sturges

Art by Freddie E. Williams II

Cover by KAKO

This is it! The chase is over as everything finally catches up to the Human Flame. But if he’s going down, he’s going down punching and setting stuff on fire! And maybe, just maybe, he’s about to find out he’s got more power than he ever imagined. Now if he can only manage not to screw things up…

On sale October 7 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK #6

Written by Eric Wallace

Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino

Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Secrets are revealed as we learn the mystery of the true threat to Liberty Hill and the Tattooed Man in this final chapter of the miniseries. Learn what it takes to truly become a hero, and catch a glimpse at the Tattooed Man’s future in the DC Universe!

On sale October 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: ESCAPE #6

Written by Ivan Brandon

Art by Cliff Richards & Prentis Rollins

Cover by Scott Hampton

Nemesis and Chase finally steal a chance to escape from the clutches of the Global Peace Agency! But for every secret they uncover, an ugly truth awaits. It’s freedom or death in Electric City as this miniseries comes to a shocking conclusion – sending ripples across the DC Universe.

On sale October 14 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE #6

Written by Joe Casey

Art by ChrisCross

Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

Super Young Team to action! The group rallies for a stand against a villain they have no hope of beating in this final issue! And even if they survive, they’re poised to learn an even harder lesson about the true price of fame.

On sale October 21 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE #3

Written by Kevin Smith

Art by Walter Flanagan & Art Thibert

Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Variant covers by Gene Ha

As The Dark Knight stalks the night preying upon Gotham City’s criminals, Bruce Wayne spends his days getting reacquainted with former girlfriend Silver St. Cloud. Plus, Batman learns the name of his mysterious masked ally. From superstar creator Kevin Smith and guest-starring Aquaman, the New Teen Titans and Deathstroke the Terminator!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha). For every 50 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 28 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN AND ROBIN #5

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and variant cover by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion

Cover by Frank Quitely

Are two Dynamic Duos too much for one city? Batman and Robin find themselves at cross-purposes with Red Hood and Scarlet. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? And who will end up being the chosen protectors of Gotham City?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Frank Quitely), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN ANNUAL #27

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Art by J. Calafiore & Mark McKenna

Cover by J. Calafiore

A murdered priest. A desecrated grave marker. A kidnapped child. A secret key. A mystery whose solution could upset the world order. For Batman and Robin to stop the rampage of a zealot named Amon, the Sixth Sinner, they first have to halt a deadlier foe intent on making sure Amon succeeds. To end the killer’s mad scheme, Batman faces Azrael, Death’s Dark Knight! “The Eighth Deadly Sin” continues in DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #11 and sets the stage for this month’s premiere issue of the AZRAEL ongoing series!

On sale October 7 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US


DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #11

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Art by Tom Mandrake

Cover by J. Calafiore

Picking up where BATMAN ANNUAL #27 left off! A lock without a key. A murder mystery whose solutions could lead to countless deaths. An answer in search of – the Question! Renee Montoya must help Batman save Robin from Amon, the Sixth Sinner, while keeping the fanatic killer from uncovering a 2,000-year-old religious secret. But is Azrael willing to risk Robin’s life in order to see this secret revealed? “The Eighth Deadly Sin” sets the stage for this month’s premiere issue of the AZRAEL ongoing series!

On sale October 14 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US


AZRAEL #1

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Art by Ramon Bachs

Cover by Jock

Variant cover by Frazer Irving

Following the events of “The Eighth Deadly Sin” in BATMAN ANNUAL #27 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #11, the new monthly series starring Death’s Dark Knight begins! Michael Lane is a man in search of redemption, but does serving the Order of Purity as God’s Angel of Justice bring him closer to achieving his goal – or simply send him further down a road paved with good intentions? When a hired killer comes to Gotham City seeking revenge for crimes committed decades in the past, Azrael faces an impossible conflict: What if God’s justice forces the hero to claim one of God’s servants? From writer Fabian Nicieza (SUPERMAN, TRINITY) and artist Ramon Bachs (RED ROBIN)!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jock), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Frazer Irving). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ARKHAM REBORN #1

Written by David Hine

Art and variant cover by Jeremy Haun

Cover by Frazer Irving

Following the Black Mask’s destruction of Arkham Asylum in BATTLE FOR THE COWL, Dr. Jeremiah Arkham has rebuilt the Asylum following the design of his mad Uncle Amadeus. Intended as a model for enlightened treatment of mental illness, the building soon mutates into a torture house, and the inmates find themselves trapped in a living hell. And when Jeremiah starts hearing a voice from beyond the grave, it becomes painfully clear that the lunatics really have taken over the Asylum! Beginning a 3-issue miniseries from the BATTLE FOR THE COWL: ARKHAM ASYLUM creative team of writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Frazer Irving), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Jeremy Haun). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 28 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: THE UNSEEN #1-2

Written by Doug Moench

Art and cover by Kelley Jones

The fan-favorite Bat-team of Doug Moench and Kelley Jones reunite to introduce the newest member of Batman’s rogues gallery in this twice-monthly, 5-issue miniseries! Horrible and unexplained murders have Gotham City held captive. Bizarre deaths have been occurring throughout the city, but the perpetrator is unknown. Even when the crimes have been committed in view of witnesses, all that is seen is a glimpse of a weird, skinless “meat-man” who seems to fade away after the crimes. Gotham’s only hope is their Dark Knight Detective, but how can Batman find and fight an Invisible Man?

Issue #1 on sale October 7, issue #2 on sale October 21

1 and 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN #691

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter

Cover by Tony Daniel

BATMAN double-ships this month as Two-Face and the new Batman throw down in the Batcave. And the fight is a vicious one, but just as Two-Face begins to get the upper hand…Batman shows up? The final chapter of Dick Grayson’s first adventure as Batman is a can’t-miss!

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN #692

Written by Tony Daniel

Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea

Cover by Tony Daniel

BATMAN double-ships this month with Tony Daniel returning to the series as the new writer and artist after his best-selling BATTLE FOR THE COWL miniseries! With Batman pounding the pavement in search of Black Mask, Penguin on the run, and the completion of the new Arkham Asylum looming close, Gotham City has reached a boiling point! Guest-starring Catwoman and the Huntress and featuring the return of Gotham City’s most notorious crime family!

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


DETECTIVE COMICS #858

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by JH Williams III; co-feature art by Cully Hamner

Cover by JH Williams III

Variant cover by Adam Hughes

The shocking and tragic origin story of Batwoman begins here! In “Go” part 1, young Kate Kane and her family are kidnapped by terrorists, and Kate’s life – and the lives of her family – will never be the same! Plus, the mystery behind the villainous Alice is at last revealed!

Then, in The Question co-feature, Renee’s search for a missing girl comes to a bittersweet end, leaving Renee with more questions and an even bigger mystery for her to solve. As long as she can survive the night, that is…

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by JH Williams III), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Adam Hughes). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


BATGIRL #3

Written by Bryan Q. Miller

Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott

Cover by Phil Noto

It’s a new look and a new costume for the all-new Batgirl! As crime in Gotham City continues to rise, the newest member of the Bat-family vows to wear the mantle of the Bat and fight alongside Batman and Robin in their war on crime. There’s just one problem: She hasn’t told Batman and Robin yet!

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #5

Written by Chris Yost; co-feature written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs; co-feature art by Jeremy Haun

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

The 2-part “Leviathan” story begins from guest writer Chris Yost (RED ROBIN) as the Huntress finds herself in an unusual position – the responsible one! Because when Huntress hunts down a violent new criminal, she finds herself stuck with a violent, loose cannon of a partner on the case – the Man-Bat.

Meanwhile, in the Manhunter co-feature, Jane Doe is in custody and claiming that Two-Face asked her to kill the former D.A. Since Kate Spencer can’t find the bipolar baddie, it’s up to Manhunter to hunt him down!

On sale October 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


RED ROBIN #5

Written by Chris Yost

Art by Ramon Bachs

Cover by Francis Manapul

“Council of Spiders,” Part 1 of 4! Ra’s al Ghul goes from hunter to hunted! What is the Council of Spiders, why have they been killing assassins, and who is the Wanderer? After the death of Red Robin last issue, the League of Assassins now must – wait, WHAT? Everything shifts into insane overdrive as the daughter of Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox completes her quest to find Red Robin, only to get caught up in one of the deadliest games on the face of the planet.

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #5

Written by Paul Dini

Art and cover by Guillem March

Harley Quinn takes center stage this issue as the girls deal with the after effects of Hush’s deadly manipulations over the last few months. Plus, don’t miss a surprise guest-star!

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #34-35

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Andy Clarke

Covers by Francisco Mattina

Batman’s adventures in Moscow have all been leading to this as BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL double-ships in October! With The Tsar ready to detonate a hydrogen bomb in Moscow, Batman must work with General Lukzov to stop the massacre. In order to save the day, Batman will have to gain a hand from an unlikely ally!

Issue #34 on sale October 7; issue #35 on sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


OUTSIDERS #23

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art by Fernando Pasarin & Jay Leisten

Cover by Tom Mandrake

“The Hunting” continues as Halo, Katana and The Creeper attempt to capture Killer Croc and return him to Gotham City before more dead bodies surface in the Louisiana swamps. But when Man-Bat joins the fight, will he side with the monster or the monster-hunters?

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WORLD’S FINEST #1

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Julian Lopez

Covers by Phil Noto

After tracking down a threat to The Man of Steel – and all of Metropolis – Red Robin must team up with the new Kryptonian Nightwing to end this mysterious threat and rescue Flamebird. But is all this just a red herring to distract the heroes from an even bigger threat to Gotham City and New Krypton? Be here to find out in this 4-issue miniseries from rising star writer Sterling Gates (SUPERGIRL) and artist Julian Lopez.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers, both by Phil Noto that can be ordered separately. Cover A will feature Nightwing. Cover B will feature Red Robin. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 28 • 1 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #2

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal

Covers by Gary Frank

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s exploration of the origin of the greatest Super Hero

of all time continues! In this second issue, readers will witness young Clark Kent’s initial journey into the late 30th century as Superboy and see how meeting the Legion of Super-Heroes shapes the Superman he will one day become! Plus, more on the beginnings of the young Lex Luthor!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 28 • 2 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


ACTION COMICS #882

Written by Greg Rucka & Sterling Gates;

co-feature written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka

Art by Julian Lopez; co-feature art by CAFU

Cover by CAFU

“The Hunt for Reactron” part 3! Supergirl and Flamebird continue their slugfest, with poor Nightwing caught in the middle! Wait, isn’t that man standing over there the same Reactron who murdered Supergirl’s dad and Flamebird’s surrogate father? Get him! Continued in SUPERGIRL #46…

And in the new Captain Atom co-feature, the mystery of where (and when) Captain Atom is heats up when someone with a connection to Metropolis arrives on the scene. But are they friend or foe?

On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


ADVENTURE COMICS #3

Written by Geoff Johns; co-feature written by Geoff Johns & Michael Shoemaker

Art by Francis Manapul, co-feature art by Clayton Henry

Covers by Francis Manapul

Superboy is back and hunting for Lex Luthor! He can’t find Luthor on his own, and he needs help from his best friend Tim Drake, a.k.a. Robin. But Tim’s now traveling the globe under the alias of Red Robin! The boys’ reunion isn’t all smiles and hugs, as Conner discovers that Tim has been hiding a great many secrets from the newly returned Boy of Steel. And they’re secrets that could destroy their friendship!

Plus, in the Legion of Super-Heroes co-feature, the intergalactic odd couple known as Sun Boy and Polar Boy team up to figure out what’s up with the menace trying to destroy the universe.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul and renamed and renumbered ADVENTURE COMICS #506). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


SUPERMAN #693

Written by James Robinson

Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez

Cover by CAFU

It’s a special issue set entirely within General Lane’s Project 7734 headquarters! Learn more about the mysterious Mirabai, Codename: Assassin and Atlas, and witness Lane ply information out of his latest…acquisition. All this plus revelations about Lex Luthor and Brainiac!

Meanwhile back in Metropolis, big trouble comes calling. Hint: Him am not Superman!

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #8

Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka

Art by Pete Woods

Cover by Gary Frank

Variant cover by Joe Kubert

On a mission in space, Superman and his fellow Kryptonians encounter the might of the Thanagarian Army. Can Superman keep things peaceful between the two races – or will The Man of Steel discover that Hawkman’s legendary temper is shared by all his people?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary

Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Joe Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 7 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERGIRL #46

Written by Sterling Gates & Greg Rucka

Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal

Cover by Joshua Middleton

Continuing from ACTION COMICS #882, “The Hunt for Reactron” concludes! It’s the final showdown between Flamebird, Supergirl and the man who killed their father. And for the Daughters of Zor-El, that means it’s payback time. Will Reactron make it out alive? Or is Nightwing the only one who can save them all?

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN #65

Written by Peter Johnson & Matt Cherniss

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

What scares Batman and Superman? Even worse, what scares their greatest foes, The Joker and Lex Luthor? Horror comes alive in this very special Halloween tale from Peter Johnson (SUPERNATURAL) and Matt Cherniss (Sub-Mariner)!

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #28

Written by J. Michael Straczynski

Art and cover by Jesus Saiz

J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man) and Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT) continue their series of unlikely pairings with a match that spans the decades! When an experiment meant to alter the speed of light goes awry, Barry Allen finds himself face-to-face with some surprising allies – World War II’s legendary Blackhawks! But Barry isn’t the Flash they know, and he’s not even the kind of hero they need to help fight history’s most grueling war! What must Barry sacrifice to serve his country – and his world?

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BOOSTER GOLD #25

Written by Dan Jurgens; co-feature written by Matthew Sturges

Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund; co-feature art by Mike Norton

“Day of Dead” concludes as Booster Gold battles Black Beetle in the past and jumps through time to team up with the new Batman and Robin in the future. But how are these events connected – and what is the Black Beetle really after?

Then, in Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes must stop the Blue Beetle scarab from trying to kill him…and everyone else on the

planet Earth!

On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


DCU HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2009 #1

Written by Joe Harris, Billy Tucci, Jake Black, Franco, Adam Schlagman, Mandy McMurray and others

Art by Rags Morales, Joe Prado and others

Cover by Gene Ha

Darkness falls across the land as the DC Universe faces its greatest horror in this Halloween special filled with all-new stories! Watch as Guy Gardner continues his quest to share Halloween with the cosmos and his fellow alien Green Lantern Corps members. In another tale, Red Robin finds the true, deadly meaning of the sinister holiday while overseas on his quest to find Bruce Wayne. Meanwhile, Bizarro receives neither trick nor treat in his own backwards celebration of the spookiest night of the year on his home world. Plus, 10 other ghoulish tales to fill you with fright this Halloween!

On sale October 21 • 80 pg, one-shot, FC, $5.99 US


DOOM PATROL #3

Written by Keith Giffen; co-feature written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis

Art by Matthew Clark & Livesay;co-feature art by Kevin Maguire

Cover by Matthew Clark

Variant cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire

Remember Mento? Yeah, that guy – goofy helmet, lightning bolt on his chest. After reading this issue, it’s a sure bet you won’t forget him again any time soon. Oh yeah, and the resolution of that whole “black hole” thing from last issue adds a kinda-sorta new member to the Doom Patrol roster. As for everyone’s favorite Metal Men, it’s the dynamic debut of Douglas, Robot Hunter! We’re too good to you.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Matthew Clark and Kevin Maguire). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #25

Written by Andrew Kreisberg

Art by Renato Guedes, Mike Norton, Jose Wilson Magalhães & Bill Sienkiewicz

Cover by Ladrönn

The main story this month focuses on the sudden and strange return of Green Arrow! Of course, we’re talking about the Green Arrow that Black Canary stabbed on her wedding night!

And in this issue’s co-feature, Black Canary is stunned to find that Cupid can’t tell the difference between the two Green Arrows – which could lead to one of the deadliest Super-Villain teams of all time!

On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


JSA VS. KOBRA #5

Written by Eric Trautmann

Art by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski

Cover by Gene Ha

The Justice Society finally tracks Kobra to his main base and launches an all-out assault on him and his forces. It seems impossible that Jason Burr can escape their wrath now, but the wily serpent has one last surprising trick up his sleeve!

On sale October 14 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #32

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham

Art and cover by Jesus Merino

The seismic rift among the members of the Justice Society deepens due to the strange actions of several new team members as well as some long-seeded conflicts! It all leaves them dangerously weakened as their home base faces assault from an army of bounty hunters who plan on collecting the price on the head of each and every member of the Society!

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #38

Written by James Robinson

Art and cover by Mark Bagley

Variant cover by Andy Kubert

A new era begins for the World’s Greatest Heroes as superstars James Robinson (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) and Mark Bagley (TRINITY, Ultimate Spider-Man) take over! It all begins as a one-time member of the JLA falls before he can warn the team of looming peril while what’s left of the JLA journeys to the heart of their past to decide if the team has any future at all.

Of course, that means this is the best time for a savage villain from the team’s past to attack the demoralized heroes! The team will have to muster enough will to win not only today, but in the harrowing months to come. It’s the start of a spanking new odyssey for the JLA that will lead in the coming months to a fresh line-up for DC’s flagship team. Get onboard now for the next epic chapter of the Justice League’s legacy!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Mark Bagley), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #4

Written by James Robinson

Art and cover by Mauro Cascioli

How far would you go for justice? The heroes have found themselves turning to darker tactics in their search for retribution. Starman and Congorilla have captured the killers who took down some of their friends, but now what do they do with them? Meanwhile, Green Lantern and company wrestle with the idea of torturing villains for information in order to save lives.

On sale October 7 • 4 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


MAGOG #2

Written by Keith Giffen

Art by Howard Porter & John Dell

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Magog’s got a problem: How does he use the Justice Society and their vast resources and abilities without their knowing he’s going against their standard operating procedure? And that doesn’t even compare to his more immediate problem: coming face-to-face with the putrid villain known as Miasma beneath New York City! Continuing the all-new series from writer Keith Giffen (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL) and reuniting the best-selling JLA art team of penciller Howard Porter and inker John Dell!

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JONAH HEX #48

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina

“Six Gun War” part 5 of 6! Hex has been betrayed and stands alone as he takes on Quentin Turnbull’s gang of bounty hunters! But Hex is at his best when he’s got no one watching his back. “The Six Gun War” barrels towards next month’s bloody conclusion!

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #6

Written by Gerry Conway

Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis

Cover by Brian Bolland

Animal Man R.I.P.! Buddy Baker sees only one way to take down the Mirror Master’s daughter Prismatik and her homicidal partner Bloodrage – and even if it works, Animal Man won’t walk away from the fight! Will there be anything left to send home to what remains of his family? This future might not have a future at all…

On sale October 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


POWER GIRL #6

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and cover by Amanda Conner

Variant cover by Guillem March

“Space Girls Gone Wild!” part 3 of 3! The trio of sexy alien marauders continues their rampage across Earth, and Power Girl makes her last stand against these seemingly unstoppable foes. But even Power Girl has her limits…

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Amanda Conner), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Guillem March). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


RED TORNADO #2

Written by Kevin VanHook

Art by Jose Luisí & J.P. Mayer

Cover by Ed Benes & Mariah Benes

He thought he was alone, but Red Tornado’s on track to meet the family he never knew he had! And in issue #2 of the 6-issue miniseries, Red Tornado discovers the next member: Red Torpedo! Hold on to your hats as this exciting new series from writer Kevin VanHook and artist Jose Luisí whips up a zephyr of excitement!

On sale October 7 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE SHIELD #2

Written by Eric Trautmann; co-feature written by Brandon Jerwa

Art by Marco Rudy & Mick Gray; co-feature art by Greg Scott

Cover by Francis Manapul

The Shield’s mission deepens as he struggles to free himself from the mind-washed hordes. Unfortunately, someone else is on the same mission despite no official sanction. Can The Shield control the situation – or will he be forced to scrub out, thanks to Magog?

Plus, Inferno takes on Black Canary on her own turf! Will she catch him before he’s even started to run?

On sale October 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


THE WEB #2

Written by Angela Robinson; co-feature written by John Rozum

Art Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta; co-feature art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz

Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

The Web finds himself in over his head as he plunges deeper into the criminal underworld looking for the elusive villain Dr. Archer. With his calls of duty piling up, The Web gets caught in a terrible death trap and in his civilian I.D., he’s found himself rolling with made men. Has the new hero overplayed his hand already?

Plus, the Hangman begins tightening the noose on San Francisco’s organized crime, but he finds resistance in the form of the Ugly Man!

On sale October 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


R.E.B.E.L.S. #9

Written by Tony Bedard

Art by Claude St. Aubin and Scott Hanna

Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

In the aftermath of STRANGE ADVENTURES, Adam Strange and Captain Comet heed Vril Dox’s call to arms to stop the onslaught of Starro the Conqueror! But Starro has a plan that even a super-genius like Dox won’t see coming.

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


R.E.B.E.L.S. ANNUAL: STARRO THE CONQUEROR #1

Written by Tony Bedard

Art by Kalman Andrasofszky, Derec Donovan, Joe Prado and Karl Moline

Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

Tying into his recent debut in R.E.B.E.L.S., the origin of the real Starro the Conqueror is revealed! Why have we never seen this cosmic barbarian before? And how did he amass his horde of super-soldiers? The stellar answers are all in here from R.E.B.E.L.S. writer Tony Bedard and a variety of top artists for each intense chapter!

On sale October 7 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US


SECRET SIX #14

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Nicola Scott and Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Daniel LuVisi

The shattering conclusion to “The Depths” is here! The Six find themselves pitted against Artemis, Wonder Woman and the hideous secret being from deep within the new Devil’s Island!

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE MIGHTY #9

Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne

Art by Chris Samnee

Cover by Dave Johnson

Alpha One is the fastest man on Earth – but Gabriel Cole will have to be faster if he wants to put his plan in motion before his super-powered adversary catches on! He’s literally got something cooking that could really give Alpha a hand…but definitely not in the way you’re expecting!

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


STRANGE ADVENTURES #8

Written by Jim Starlin

Art by Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom and Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter

In this grand finale, Adam Strange, Captain Comet, Bizarro and the rest of the gang face off against the cosmic threat of Synnar! Unparalleled space guru Jim Starlin concludes his cosmic DC epic!

On sale October 7 • 8 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


TITANS #18

Written by Bryan Q. Miller

Art by Angel Unzueta and Wayne Faucher

Cover by Angel Unzueta

With the Titans team slowly dissolving as members drift their own way, only the empath Raven recognizes the mounting disconnection. With her only friends drifting apart, Raven makes a surprising life choice that will affect the course of her strained relationship with Beast Boy.

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TEEN TITANS #76

Written by Felicia D. Henderson; co-feature written by Sean McKeever

Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson; co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & Júlio Ferreira

Cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

Guest-starring Beast Boy and Raven! With the Teen Titans unraveling at the seams, two former members must return to Titans Tower to help Wonder Girl right the sinking ship! If only it were that easy…

And in the Ravager second feature, Rose uncovers a horrific black market. And she deals with it the only way she knows how: with blood.

On sale October 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


WONDER WOMAN #37

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Bernard Chang

Cover by Aaron Lopresti

It’s a civil war – and the world hangs in the balance! Zeus has made Achilles ruler of the Amazons, and Diana finds herself in battle against the people she loves most! And what is the secret behind the sudden rash of pregnancies on Paradise Island?

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


VIGILANTE #11

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by Walter Simonson and JP Leon

Cover by Walter Simonson

Curiosity killed the cat. And that’s a lesson a hard-boiled reporter should have learned before he decided to track down the masked, gun-toting anti-hero who has come to Gotham. Nonetheless, he gets more than he bargained for when he witnesses the origin of the Vigilante!

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WARLORD #7

Written by Mike Grell

Art and cover by Mike Grell

Mike Grell picks up the pencil again for the dazzling 2-part “The Forgotten!” All in Skartaris know Travis Morgan, the Warlord – all except for Morgan himself! Lost in the ruins of a savage city and protecting a girl he doesn’t know, the Warlord can’t even remember his own name! Good thing he remembers how to fight – or the ape-men of this forgotten world will leave him in an unmarked grave!

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL COMPANION TP

Written by David Hine, Royal McGraw, Chris Yost, Fabian Nicieza and Joe Harris

Art by Jeremy Haun, Tom Mandrake, Pablo Raimondi, Jim Calafiore and others

Cover by Ladrön

Spinning out of BATMAN: R.I.P.! With Batman gone, the forces of good and evil in Gotham City struggle for dominance in this new title collecting the five BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL Specials: ARKHAM ASYLUM, THE NETWORK, MAN-BAT, UNDERGROUND and COMMISSIONER GORDON.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 4 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US


BATMAN: PRIVATE CASEBOOK TP

Written by Paul Dini and Peter Milligan

Art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #840-845, plus a story from the DC INFINITE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, this hard-hitting BATMAN trade paperback pits The Dark Knight and guest star Zatanna against the new Ventriloquist and still-the-same Scarface, as well as Catwoman, the Riddler and more.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US


BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE NEW PRINTING

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Brian Bolland

Don’t miss this new printing of the timeless Prestige Format Special by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. Created especially for DC Direct’s BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE ACTION FIGURE SET, it features the coloring from the original printing and is available only while supplies last.

On sale October 7 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US • MATURE READERS


BLACK LIGHTNING YEAR ONE TP

Written by Jen Van Meter

Art and cover by Cully Hamner

The electrifying origin of Black Lightning is collected in this hot new title featuring the complete 6-issue miniseries. See how Jefferson Pierce went from teacher to the hero of Metropolis’s Suicide Slum, taking on Tobias Whale and the crime syndicate The 100 along the way.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US


DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: SHAZAM! – THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL HC

Written by Otto Binder

Art and cover by C.C. Beck

At last, DC Comics collects the legendary serialized story from the pages of CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #22-46 (1943-1945). The Big Red Cheese battles foe after foe as he inches his way toward the malevolent force behind it all: the two-inch long, superintelligent worm known as Mr. Mind!

Advance-solicited; on sale December 23 • 272 pg, FC, $39.99 US


THE FLASH VS. THE ROGUES TP

Written by John Broome

Art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and others

Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

These seminal tales from the 1960s, torn from the pages of SHOWCASE #8, THE FLASH #105, 106, 110, 113, 117, 122, 140 and 155, introduced the Scarlet Speedster’s Rogues Gallery, including Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Gorilla Grodd, the Weather Wizard, Captain Boomerang and Heat Wave – all prominently featured in FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES’ REVENGE.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 3 TP

Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis

Art by Kevin Maguire, Ty Templeton, Mike McKone, Bill Willingham, Joe Rubinstein and Dick Giordano

Cover by Kevin Maguire & Joe Rubinstein

The 1980s adventures of the Justice League continue! This new volume, now in trade paperback, collects JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #23-25 and JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #26-30.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US


JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME PART 2 TP

Written by Geoff Johns and Alex Ross

Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose

Cover by Alex Ross

The Kingdom Come Superman continues to crusade against evil alongside his new Justice Society teammates – but is he the only one who can stand against the threat of Magog? And what are Gog’s true motives? This hard-hitting new volume, now in trade paperback, collects JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13-18!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 192 pg,FC, $19.99 US


OUTSIDERS: THE DEEP TP

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art by Adam Kubert, Lee Garbett, John Dell and Trevor Scott

Cover by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott

Batman is gone – but his legacy must endure in the wake

of “Batman: R.I.P.” A new team of Outsiders is born in this title collecting the BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS SPECIAL #1 and OUTSIDERS #15-20.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US


ROBIN ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC

Written by Various

Art by Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer and Sheldon Moldoff

Cover by Jim Mooney & Win Mortimer

This new ROBIN ARCHIVES collects stories from the late 1940s in which The Boy Wonder faces the Sinister Knight, declares war on Batman, travels to Rancho Fear, battles crime in Hollywood, and meets the fearsome man with the Midas touch. Features tales from STAR SPANGLED COMICS #86-105.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 31 • 256 pg, FC, $59.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: DC COMICS PRESENTS – SUPERMAN TEAM-UPS VOL. 1 TP

Written by Len Wein, Paul Levitz, Cary Bates and others

Art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Murphy Anderson, and others

Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Superman meets DC’s greatest heroes including The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and many more in this title collecting DC COMICS PRESENTS #1-26.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 512 pg, B&W, $17.99 US


THE SPIRIT BOOK 4 TP

Written by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier

Art by Chad Hardin, Aluir Amancio, Wayne Faucher and Hilary Barta

Cover by Joe Kubert

Hit the pavement with Will Eisner’s immortal creation in this new volume collecting THE SPIRIT #21-25. Don’t miss Denny Colt’s efforts to trace a killer to Cambodia, as well as his battle against a terrorist who’s poisoning Central City’s food supply.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US


SUPERGIRL: WHO IS SUPERWOMAN? TP

Written by Sterling Gates

Art by Jamal Igle, Matthew Clark, Jon Sibal and Keith Champagne

Cover by Joshua Middleton

When a costumed woman arrives in Metropolis calling herself Superwoman, it’s up to Supergirl to get to the bottom of things! After meeting this so-called Superwoman during the “New Krypton” storyline, the Girl of Steel has two pressing questions: Who is Superwoman really, and what gives her the right to wear the symbol of the House of El? Don’t miss this collection featuring SUPERGIRL #34 and 37-42.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE SEARCH FOR KRYPTONITE TP

Written by Michael Greene and Mike Johnson

Art and cover by Shane Davis and Matt “Batt” Banning

The epic adventure from SUPERMAN/BATMAN #44-49 by Michael Green and Mike Johnson, two of the writers of the hit TV series Heroes, is now available in trade paperback! The World’s Finest team has a new mission: collect all Kryptonite from across the globe – no matter who gets in their way! Includes a foreward by “Dark Knight” co-writer Jonah Nolan!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 4 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US


BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #10

Written by Landry Walker

Art and cover by Eric Jones

When Hugo Strange transforms Batman into an evil monster, Green Arrow and The Atom must team up to stop the giant Batman-Creature from destroying all of Gotham City – and then return The Dark Knight to normal!

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #9

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco

Art and cover by Byron Vaughns

Captain Marvel’s newest enemy, the Arson Fiend, is about to set Billy Batson’s world on fire! Can the Super Hero stand the heat?

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SUPER FRIENDS #20

Written by Sholly Fisch

Art by Dario Brizuela

Cover by J. Bone

It’s Halloween time again! The Super Friends are having fun at the Halloween parade, only to have it interrupted by the fearsome Shaggy Man! Oh, no, that’s no treat!

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


TINY TITANS #21

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco

Art and cover by Art Baltazar

The first rule of the All Pet Club issue is: Please tell everyone you see today about the All Pet Club issue! The second rule of the All Pet Club issue is: Please tell everyone you see tomorrow about the All Pet Club issue! After all, it’s not just Pet Club – it’s Pet Club in space!

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #42

Written by Jack Black, Arie Kaplan and Jim Alexander

Art by Min S. Ku and Ethen Beavers

Cover by Min S. Ku

Ben and his friends discover a DNAliens communications tower that’s ruining their ski vacation. Also, Ben discovers a way to keep all the smarts of Brainstorm while still getting to look like his regular self! And Samurai Jack remembers his dear ol’ dad to help him escape from the clutches of a giant robot.

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


LOONEY TUNES #179

Written by Scott Cunningham

Art by Dave Santana, David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Scott Gross

Elmer goes to jail! His only chance for survival is to form an unfriendly alliance with the most vile, cruel and heartless villains of all – Rocky and Mugsy. Time will tell if that makes Fudd’s situation better…or worse. This issue also features other classic Rocky and Mugsy reprints.

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


SCOOBY-DOO #149

Written by Paul Kupperberg and Frank Strom

Art by Fabio Laguna and Robert Pope

Cover by Vincent Deporter

The gang slips into a slimy mystery when a Nevada mining town finds itself terrorized by what the locals describe as a giant, mutated snake-like creature! But is a real threat looming? Or is this all just a ruse?

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


ASTRO CITY: ASTRA SPECIAL #1-2

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art by Brent Anderson

Covers by Alex Ross

It’s a big turning point for Astra Furst, the third-generation Super Hero of Astro City! Last we saw her, she was a 10-year-old girl playing hopscotch. Today she’s graduating from college. It’s a time of friends and family, new opportunities, new dangers, and changing relationships. Featuring the First Family, the creatures of Monstro City, a new hero team and more in a graduation night nobody’s ever going to forget!

And in issue #2, while most people celebrate their college graduation by going to dinner, Astra and her boyfriend celebrate hers with a trip into The Gordian Knot, a cosmic caldera teeming with strange life and unusual encounters. It was meant to be a party, but for Astra, who has lived her whole life in the glare of the spotlight dealing with the bizarre and unexpected, it becomes much, much more!

RETRO-SOLICTED, Issue #1 on sale September 30, issue #2 on sale October 28 • 1 and 2 of 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US


THE AUTHORITY #15

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art by Simon Coleby & Cliff Rathburn and Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder

Cover by Simon Coleby

The team is splintered following Kaizen Gamorra’s surprise attack on the Carrier. Jack has been captured by Cybernary, and Swift and the Engineer are Lorenzo’s “guests” at Rendlesham. As the plundering of the Carrier begins, can anyone help in this most desperate hour? And where has Midnighter been?

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GEN13 #32

Written by Scott Beatty

Art and cover by Mike Huddleston

With Gen14 on one side and the Fearsmiths on the other, Gen13 is stuck in the middle of a fight for their lives! Who will live? Who will die? The answers may surprise you as the kids finally reach the end of the road on their long journey across the post-apocalyptic landscape of World’s End! And you won’t believe what happens next!

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WILDCATS #16

Written by Christos Gage

Art by Shawn Moll & Drew Geraci

Cover by Ryan Sook

The assault on Max Faraday’s island begins! The Wildcats fight a war against Tao’s army to save planet Earth. Can they enlist an embittered Majestic to help them – or will he seal the team’s doom?

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


EX MACHINA #46

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art and cover by Tony Harris

“Pro-Life” Part 2! The final EX MACHINA storyline continues as questions are answered and blood is shed! It’s Mayor Hundred’s last year in office, and not everyone will make it out alive.

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

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

Cover by Tony Harris

In this new, deluxe volume collecting issues #12-20 of the hit series along with EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1-2, Mayor Mitchell Hundred must make a difficult decision about his own future, becomes part of a shocking trial complicated by the unexpected arrival of an all-new Super Hero, and leaves New York City for the first time since his election to embark on a strange adventure. Plus, shocking tragedy strikes an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 2 • 272 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS


KILLAPALOOZA #6

Written by Adam Beechen

Art and cover by Trevor Hairsine

It’s time to bring down the curtain as The Clap and their enemies take center stage and turn Madison Square Garden into a giant mosh pit – with pretty much everyone getting moshed. It’s sold-out slaughter! High-decibel destruction! Semi-melodic mayhem! And a final issue that’s guaranteed to be standing room only…that is, if anybody is left standing by the end.

On sale October 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


NORTH 40 #4

Written by Aaron Williams

Art and cover by Fiona Staples

The undead have come to Lufton High, and the party hosted by Lufton’s “supernaturally gifted” students is in chaos. Meanwhile, Sheriff Morgan and the Atterhulls (who want him out of the picture) find that something new and ground shaking has been loosed in the night, and Morgan’s arsenal combined with David’s super-strength may not be enough to stop it.

On sale October 7 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


RED HERRING #3

Written by David Tischman

Art by Philip Bond and David Hahn

Cover by Philip Bond

The MacGuffin realizes Red Herring’s paranoid conspiracy story is the half-truth (and nothing but the half-truth), as Afi Komen finds them and teaches them that payback’s a bitch. On Capitol Hill, elected officials pull their heads out of the sand as Capricorn’s sworn testimony pulls the wool over their eyes. It’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma – but it’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.

On sale October 14 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE WINTER MEN TP

Written by Brett Lewis

Art and cover by John Paul Leon

In the now-collapsed Soviet Union, the subjects of a Super Hero experiment must pick up the shattered pieces of their lives and carry on. But who – or what – is the deadly threat that’s stalking them all? Collecting THE WINTER MEN #1-5 and the WINTER MEN WINTER SPECIAL.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS


PLANETARY #27

Written by Warren Ellis

Art and cover by John Cassaday

Tons of things have changed since writer Warren Ellis (THE AUTHORITY, STORMWATCH) and artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) began their long, strange trip into the bizarre underbelly of the WildStorm Universe, but one thing has stayed the same: Anticipation for this final issue of the critically acclaimed series remains gargantuan! Over a decade in the making, PLANETARY culminates in this spectacular, oversized adventure. Prepare for answers to be revealed as the enigmatic Elijah Snow has one last errand to run!

Featuring a stunning 3-piece wraparound gatefold cover drawn by Cassaday, PLANETARY #27 represents the end of an era and should not be missed!

On sale October 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


GOD OF WAR #1

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by Kevin Sharpe

Cover by Andy Park

The blockbuster Playstation game comes to life at WildStorm courtesy of writer Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and artist Kevin Sharpe (RESIDENT EVIL)! Dive into the story behind what makes Kratos, the lead in the video game, a God of War! From his Spartan childhood, to the battles and tragedies that define him, to the war with the gods he currently wages, GOD OF WAR delivers the back-story fans have been clamoring for! And beware anyone who stand in his way! Whether they be god, barbarian, or minotaur matters not to Kratos – he’s prepared to destroy all who oppose him!

Prepare for the third installment of the hot franchise in 2010 by picking up this action-packed 6-issue miniseries!

On sale October 7 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #5

Written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric

Art by Jason Craig

Cover by Jock

Washington is burning. An army of Deadite horrors has turned the Capital into a city of the dead, and Freddy Krueger is one step closer to his ultimate goal: control of the waking and dreaming worlds! Ash Williams and his band of survivors are all that stands between this nightmare reality and the last shred of the real world. If they can’t find a way to stop the supernatural storm, there won’t be enough of the world left to save. And as their losses mount, the power of these special souls continues to strengthen the monsters at the door. But with the dark horses of Jason Voorhees and his family lurking, an already nightmarish scenario is about to get even worse…

On sale October 21 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


FREE REALMS #4

Written by J.S. Lewis

Art and cover by Jon Buran

Based on the hit virtual world with over 3 million users worldwide! When Dane and Maya return to Briarwood, Darkthorne’s followers accuse them of trying to assassinate the sorceress with a deadly poison. Now the pair must survive the darkest corners of Briarwood as they search for an alchemist who can prove their innocence!

On sale October 21 • 4 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US


GEARS OF WAR #11

Written by Joshua Ortega & Mike Capps

Art and cover by Liam Sharp

The combined forces of Delta, Sigma and the Jilane survivors are in full-on “Alamo” mode as the Locust close in. Can Marcus and Alex rally the troops in the face of such overwhelming odds? Don’t miss another rip-roaring issue based on the hit video game franchise!

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


STARCRAFT #6

Written by Simon Furman

Art by Federico Dallocchio & Brian Denham

Cover by Federico Dallocchio

What exactly is Cole Hickson’s connection to Jim Raynor? Unless the threads of the past can finally be unraveled, the future is looking distinctly truncated. Trapped and surrounded by hostile Zerg insectoids, not to mention a vengeful C.O. and his crack Cerberus unit, the War Pigs might be making their last stand as the Protoss prepare to incinerate the Zerg-infested world the War Pigs are stranded on!

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WORLD OF WARCRAFT #24

Written by Walter Simonson & Louise Simonson

Art and cover by Mike Bowden & Tony Washington

As the new Council of Tirisfal recruits its final member, a battle rages in Theramore. In the chaos of the fight, can Me’dan, aided by his growing knowledge of his parentage and true powers, save his friends and claim his destiny?

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE X-FILES TP

Written by Frank Spotnitz, Marv Wolfman and Doug Moench

Art by Brian Denham

Cover by Ryan Sook

THE X-FILES lives on in this new collection that serves as a “lost” season of the smash-hit TV series. Mulder and Scully are sent to San Francisco to solve a string of murders, then become targets of the Tong underworld and travel to the mysterious Badlands to investigate a series of disappearances in this title collecting THE X-FILES #0-6.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US


AIR #14

Written by G. Willow Wilson

Art and cover by M.K. Perker

Blythe’s prescription drug dependency catches up with her as she fights for her life on the Pakistani frontier. Her mysterious contact reveals the story behind Zayn’s missing years. But will the info be too little, too late?

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS


AIR VOL. 2: FLYING MACHINE TP

Written by G. Willow Wilson

Art and cover by M.K. Perker

In this second volume of the acclaimed new Vertigo series, Blythe’s mysterious rescuer reveals the truth behind one of the most shocking disappearances in aviation history – a secret tied to the origin of hyperprax flight. Then, as the race to find a mysterious device begins, Blythe must master her skills as a hyperpract – regardless of her own acrophobia. Don’t miss this second AIR collection, featuring issues #6 – 10.

On sale October 7 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US MATURE READERS


DMZ #46

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Riccardo Burchielli

Cover by John Paul Leon

“Hearts and Minds” Part 2 of 5! The world struggles to come to grips with Parco Delgado’s nuclear revelation, and while he’s shooting hoops and avoiding the press, Matty is out there forging new alliances and advancing his own agenda. But with spyplane overflights and rumors of search-and-destroy teams being deployed, how long can any of this last? Not even the city’s own new media outlet, Radio Free DMZ, has the answers.

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


GREEK STREET #4

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Davide Gianfelice

Cover by Jock

As Lady Esther slums it among the villains and tarts of Soho looking for proof of her husband’s (the “noble” Lord Menon) infidelity, Detective Dedalus finally gets to question the three “mad women.” But the answers he gets put him on a collision course with one of the scarier monsters of Greek Street. Meanwhile, young Eddie may not live to see another day…

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER #260

Written by Peter Milligan

Art and cover by Simon Bisley

Because once is never enough, superstar cover painter Simon Bisley takes over another issue of interiors! Trouble with the law is nothing next to the wrath of a London crime boss bent on revenge – leaving John with two options: Get out of town by any means necessary or die trying.

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


HELLBLAZER: SCAB TP

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Eddie Campbell, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Goran Sudzuka, Stefano Landini and Rodney Ramos

Cover by Lee Bermejo

The first HELLBLAZER collection from writer Peter Milligan! What’s the bizarre link behind a horrifying skin condition affecting Constantine, his new girlfriend and a bloody union strike from twelve years ago? Find out in this title collecting HELLBLAZER #251-255 and a story from #250.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 4 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS


HOUSE OF MYSTERY #18

Written by Matthew Sturges

Art by Werther Dell’Edera and Jeff Lemire

Cover by Esao Andrews

“The Beauty of Decay” Part 3! Fig, Peter and Jordan venture out into the city of ghosts to visit the long-abandoned Pathfinder’s Academy where the most desperate specters wail and gnash. But the Pathfinder’s Academy holds more than ghosts – it also contains ancient dark secrets that will change Fig’s life forever. Featuring guest art by Werther Dell’Edera (LOVELESS) and a special tale of Fig Keele: “Teen Detective” by SWEET TOOTH creator and Xeric, Alex and Shuster Award-winner Jeff Lemire (THE NOBODY, The Essex County Trilogy).

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS


HOUSE OF MYSTERY HALLOWEEN ANNUAL #1

Written by Matthew Sturges, Peter Milligan, Matt Wagner, Bill Willingham and Chris Roberson

Art by Luca Rossi, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Amy Reeder Hadley, Mark Buckingham & Kevin Nowlan, Mike Allred and others

Cover by Esao Andrews

It’s Halloween at The House of Mystery, and that can only mean one thing: the bash of a lifetime! But when Fig discovers a strange mask in the attic, she begins having visions of everywhere the mask has been, and she quickly becomes the life and death of the party. This special 48-page annual contains a framing story by the regular HOUSE OF MYSTERY creative team of writer Matthew Sturges and artists Luca Rossi and Jose Marzan Jr. Also included is a series of short stories from a few regular Vertigo titles including HELLBLAZER by Peter Milligan, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini and MADAME XANADU by Matt Wagner, Amy Reeder Hadley and Richard Friend as well as a special MERV PUMPKINHEAD tale (the first in over 8 years!)by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham and Kevin Nowlan! In addition, you’ll be treated to a yarn spotlighting the upcoming new monthly series I, ZOMBIE by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred!

Plus, a Q&A with the creative teams to uncover their scariest Halloween costumes, memories and other sordid tricks and treats as we salute the holiday that has made Vertigo world famous for all things dark and frightening!

On sale October 14 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS


FABLES #89

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha

Cover by Joao Ruas

“Witches” Part 3! Up at the Farm, things are getting dicey as the witches try one thing after another to deal with Mister Dark, only to be frustrated, halted and defeated at every turn. Meanwhile, the struggle for political power heats up as the scared Fables turn to the only one among them who’s defeated Mister Dark in the past. Back in the long lost Woodland Business Office, poor little Bufkin is fighting for his life against the evil witch Baba Yaga. His strength compared to hers is nil, his allies are nearly useless, and his resources are few.

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS


JACK OF FABLES #39

Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges

Art by Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy

Cover by Brian Bolland

“The New Adventures of Jack and Jack” Part 3! Jack Horner keeps getting fatter, bigger and uglier. It’s pretty clear some sort of strong magic is at work, but is it a diabolical attack – or a final comeuppance at long last for Jack’s many sins? In the meantime, his son Jack Frost has thoroughly taken over his dad’s old book. Along with his new companion McDuff, Jack Frost has entered the itinerant hero trade, but so far with decidedly mixed results. Will he get better at his new chosen profession and become the modern Jack of Fables?

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS


MADAME XANADU #16

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend

The original MADAME XANADU team of Eisner nominees Matt Wagner and Amy Reeder Hadley is back! When the gloss and polish of a 1950s Madison Avenue exec’s wife begins to tarnish, Madame Xanadu’s present investigation will stir up a rivalry from the powerful mystic’s past.

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


NORTHLANDERS #21

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Leandro Fernandez

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

The next NORTHLANDERS epic begins now! Set in Viking Russia in A.D.1020, “The Plague Widow” examines a year in the life of a remote settlement under siege by a contagious outbreak. The residents of this village are so focused on shutting the outside world out, they don’t think about who they’re shutting themselves in with. Mixing equal parts crime, history and survival fiction, this is the most brutal NORTHLANDERS story to date!

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


SCALPED #33

Written by Jason Aaron

Art by RM Guera

Cover by Jock

The surprises mount and the bullets fly in the penultimate chapter of “The Gnawing.” Dashiell Bad Horse makes a dark decision that will affect the rest of his life while Johnny Tongue and his Hmong street gang come knocking, ready to burn the Rez to the ground.

On sale October 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


UNKNOWN SOLDIER #13

Written by Joshua Dysart

Art by Pat Masioni

Cover by Dave Johnson

Beginning a 2-issue arc that will introduce American audiences to the work of Democratic Republic of Congo artist Pat Masioni. Accompanied by a former child soldier, the Unknown Soldier begins a journey across the most intensive expanse of the war zone Moses has experienced yet. But what’s on the other side for these two? Redemption for their killings – or damnation?

On sale October 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


SHADE THE CHANGING MAN VOL. 1: THE AMERICAN SCREAM TP NEW PRINTING

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Chris Bachalo and Mark Pennington

Cover by Brendan McCarthy

Shade is back in this new printing of the groundbreaking Vertigo trade from writer Peter Milligan. Collecting the first six SHADE issues, beginning with Kathy George’s encounter with Shade’s arrival on Earth from his home dimension of Meta – in the body of her parents’ killer. From there, Shade and Kathy journey into America’s collective unconscious to find the evil known only as The American Scream.

These are the classic Vertigo stories written by Peter Milligan, so if you’ve been digging the acclaimed writer’s work on GREEK STREET and HELLBLAZER, be sure to pick up this new printing of Milligan’s earlier work!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS


SHADE THE CHANGING MAN VOL. 2: THE EDGE OF VISION TP

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Chris Bachalo, Bill Jaaska and Mark Pennington

Cover by Brendan McCarthy

This new, second volume collects SHADE THE CHANGING MAN #7-13 for the first time ever, as Shade and Kathy George continue their epic, mind-bending journey into the heartland of a nation on the trail of The American Scream.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS


SWEET TOOTH #2

Written by Jeff Lemire

Art and cover by Jeff Lemire

“I would crawl over broken glass to read this.” -Jason Aaron (SCALPED, Wolverine)

Vertigo’s most unusual and terribly cool post-apocalyptic road-trip epic is unstoppable. The innocent deer/boy Gus is forced from his forest sanctuary into the almost annihilated world of men where he’s desperately led by a different kind of force of nature: A cold killer who promises the only chance of salvation. Get onboard the buzz bandwagon with the ongoing series mash-up of horror, high adventure and friendship by Eisner-nominated storyteller Jeff Lemire (THE NOBODY, Essex County Trilogy).

On sale October 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS


THE UNWRITTEN #6

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Peter Gross

Cover by Yuko Shimizu

“To say that I can’t wait to see what the future unfolds for this title would be an understatement…this book is not only entertaining, it has become a genre lifeline.” – AINT IT COOL NEWS

As the Tommy Taylor fanbase reels in the aftermath of the Villa Diodati slayings, Tom arrives at Donostia prison in Southern France and falls into the orbit of another story: The Song of Roland. Unfortunately for Tom, it’s a story that ends with a massacre…

On sale October 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS


DEKA KYOSHI VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Tamio Baba

CMX/FLEX COMIX. A teacher’s body is discovered on the ground. Did she jump from the building or was she pushed? Toyama, a burly but kind-hearted detective, goes undercover to find out the truth. His determination to solve this mystery is tested by the rowdy student body. But there’s one student, in particular, who is going to occupy a lot of Toyama’s time. Makoto is a troubled young man who can actually see the demons inside of people, which manifest themselves as visions of horrible monsters. This strange student’s disturbing visions may provide the information that Toyama needs to crack the case!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +


THE LIZARD PRINCE VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Asuka Izumi

CMX. Canary, princess of Linaria, has been unwillingly betrothed by her father to Prince Heath of Gazaria. The Prince isn’t crazy about this idea either so he hatches a plan to disrupt the pending nuptials. He gets his brother Sienna to pose as him on their first date, convinced he’ll drive her away. The plan backfires when chemistry ignites between Canary and Sienna. But a spell Sienna has been under has turned him into a lizard, a state he reverts to once he’s done posing as his brother.Will love really conquer all in this mixed-up triangle?

Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US EVERYONE


FIRE INVESTIGATOR NANASE VOL. 3

Story by Izo HASHIMOTO / Art by Tomoshige ICHIKAWA

CMX. “The Towering Inferno” continues! Nanase and her team have been sent into the Astro Tower, a building supposedly immune to fire danger. But a terrorist plot has set the building ablaze, and Nanase is now trapped inside with the alleged perpetrators. And when people inside start dying non-fire-related deaths, it seems that another killer may actually be on the loose on the premises.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 4 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +


KING OF CARDS VOL. 8

Written and illustrated by Makoto Tateno

CMX. Manami receives another written challenge for a Chaos card game match. She assumes it’s from the mercurial Ryo Araki, her on-and-off love interest. But when the true challenger is revealed, it surprises everyone. Meanwhile, Manami still can’t determine whom she likes more-Ryo or Ko. In the end, she may not have much choice at all; her rival Kasumi confesses her own feelings to Ko first.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 4 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


JIHAI VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Toshimi Nigoshi

CMX. Final volume. Dis can unlock the secret to extending Aoi’s lifespan-if he’s willing to resume his old identity as the murderous war hero Arcline Cole! But that’s a price Aoi is not willing to have his friend pay. Meanwhile, Tris is about to be replaced in the church, but he’s resisting. And when tragedy strikes one of the gifted kids, all bets are off.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 232 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +


THE NAME OF THE FLOWER VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Ken Saito

CMX. Ever since Kei left home so abruptly and has stayed away, Chouko has been worried sick. Akiyama-Kei’s friend and editor-rushes over to check on Chouko’s state and is alarmed by what he finds. Her abandonment issues are back, and she has fallen into another depression. When word gets back to Kei, will the news make him rush back to be by Chouko’s side? Or will it push him further away?

Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +


GOTHAM CITY STORIES: PART 1: BATMAN

SCULPTED BY JOSEPH MENNA

The first in a series of dimensional display pieces, GOTHAM CITY STORIES kicks off with Batman!

DC Direct has created a new way for fans and collectors to celebrate their favorite DC Comics characters. This highly detailed resin rendition of Batman is designed to hang on the wall or be displayed on a desk or display shelf. Each piece in the GOTHAM CITY STORIES series tells a story on its own, and when multiple pieces of the series are displayed together, new and different stories emerge.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain display piece measures approximately 5.75″ high x 5.75″ wide x 2.25″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 17, 2010 * Display Piece * $99.99 US

COMING SOON!

Gotham City Stories: Part 2: Catwoman • May 2010

Gotham City Stories: Part 3: The Joker • August 2010

Gotham City Stories: Part 4: Harley Quinn • November 2010


CATWOMAN (CLASSIC) 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

With a crack of her whip, the feline fatale, Catwoman, becomes the latest addition to the popular 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure line!

Dressed in one of the most recognizable costumes in her history – the purple catsuit – Catwoman also comes with accessories including a whip, a diamond in a bag and extra sets of hands.

The figure features 28 points of articulation, is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel and includes a display stand.

Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 24, 2010 * Collector figure * $99.99 US


DC DYNAMICS: AQUAMAN STATUE

DESIGNED AND SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

DC Direct’s exquisite new statue gallery series, featuring dynamic interpretations of classic superheroes, continues!

Award-winning sculptor Tim Bruckner has transformed his original designs of the most recognizable DC characters into some of the most outstanding, upscale statues DC Direct has ever produced. Each statue features a base that captures the character’s interaction with the surrounding environment.

The second in a series of six statues scheduled to be released in 2010, Aquaman, King of the Seven Seas, rises from the depths on the crest of a brilliant blue tidal wave, trident in hand.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 10.5″ high x 6.5″ wide x 6.5″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

* Minor assembly required.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 10, 2010 • Statue * $195 US


BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES

BLACKEST NIGHT continues to astonish as DC Direct introduces the third series of action figures based on this storyline!

Don’t get caught without these new action figures, including Aquaman, the third member of the Black Lanterns; Arisia, the Green Lantern charged with protecting Earth; Larfleeze, the only living member of the avaricious Orange Lantern Corps, who comes with the slain – and slavish – Glomulus; and Star Sapphire of the Zamorans, whose members battle using the violet power of love.

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Larfleeze, Arisia and Star Sapphire also come with lantern accessories.





4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 3, 2010 * Action Figures * PI


DC CLASSIC CONFRONTATIONS

BATMAN VS. KILLER CROC STATUE

DESIGNED BY WALTER O’NEAL

SCULPTED BY RAY VILLAFANE

From Arkham Asylum to Gotham City’s sewers, Killer Croc has a taste for revenge and is out for blood – Batman’s. Bursting through a manhole, Croc is ready to wreak vengeance on the unsuspecting citizens of Gotham. But Batman, swinging out of the shadows, is ready to stop Killer Croc in his tracks.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 16.5″ high x 12.75″ wide x 9.75″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

* Minor assembly required.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 31, 2010 Statue * $250 US


HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: SHAZAM! BUST

DESIGNED BY GARY FRANK

SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

After offering his realistic, detailed style on the covers of the Superman monthly series, artist Gary Frank turns his talents to interpreting the men of the DC Universe in the second series of DC Direct’s HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE busts line!

The World’s Mightiest Mortal is featured in a blaze of power atop a base of The Seven Deadly Sins – trapped in stone.

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 6″ high x 4.75″ wide x 3″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 24, 2010 * Bust * $70 US




WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 6

Includes:

Goblin Tinker: Gibzz Sparklighter

Dwarven King: Magni Bronzebeard

Forsaken Queen: Sylvanas Windrunner

Advance-solicited; on sale March 31, 2010 * Action Figures * PI