DC Comics rush solciits 'September 11' tribute books, details

Official Press Release

The following rush solicitation will be presented on the Diamond website on

Monday, December 17 and in Previews Update #507 in the December 19 issue of

Diamond Dateline. Orders may be placed via Diamond customer service reps or

DC sales reps beginning Wednesday, December 12.

The greatest writers and artists in comics join with an unprecedented

coalition of publishers to create two volumes reflecting on a tragedy that

changed the world. Offered separately, but released, marketed and

publicized together, each volume consists of dozens of profoundly moving,

contemplative stories about the events of September 11 and their aftermath:

Volume 1 from Chaos! Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics - with

assistance from Oni Press, Top Shelf Productions, and others; Volume 2 from

DC Comics, including WildStorm Productions, VERTIGO, and MAD Magazine.

100% of the publishers' profits from the sale of these books will be donated

to organizations for the relief of the victims of the September 11 tragedy,

their families and affected communities (organizations included will be

listed in each volume). All contributing writers and artists have donated

their services along with Diamond Comic Distributors, Quebecor Printing, and


Each volume contains must-have items for any comics reader and contributions

sure to attract the attention of mainstream browsers, including stories by

the legendary Will Eisner in both books. Volume 1 contains Frank Miller's

reflections on the power of faith; Jim Mahfood's personal view of the

Arab-American experience before and after September 11, 2001; a story by

Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie; and Bryan Talbot's reflection on the meaning

of entertainment in the days after the attacks. Volume 2 features the first

story added to the Sandman opus in two years with a Death and Destruction

story by Neil Gaiman and Chris Bachalo; a new Krypto story by Jeph Loeb,

Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Mariño; a story of London during the Blitz by noted

science-fiction/fantasy author Michael Moorcock and artists Walter Simonson

and Bob Wiacek; plus the reunion of Stan Lee and Marie Severin.

Retailers will be charged a net price of $5.00 for each volume. (Orders

will not count toward any discount plateau.) Additional ordering and

content information will be included in the January issue of Previews

(Volume XII #1).

SEPTEMBER 11 Volume 1 (STAR14691)

Written by Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Will Eisner, Paul Chadwick, Tony

Millionaire, Stan Sakai, Bryan Talbot, Jim Mahfood, Robert Smigel, and


Art by Miller, Eisner, Chadwick, Millionaire, Sakai, Talbot, Mahfood, P.

Craig Russell, Dave Gibbons, Peter Kuper, Lenil Yu, Mike Mignola, Alex

Maleev, and various

Painted cover by Eric Drooker

Chaos! Comics/Dark Horse Comics/Image Comics, with assistance from Oni

Press, Top Shelf, and others.

Rush-solicited; arriving in stores January 23.

A cover by The New Yorker's Eric Drooker tops a collection of personal and

profoundly moving stories from some of the greatest writers and artists in


FC and B&W, 192 pg. Softcover $9.95

SEPTEMBER 11 Volume 2 (STAR14692)

Written by Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Joe Kubert, Michael Moorcock,

Dennis O'Neil, Kurt Busiek, Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer, Brian Azzarello,

Jeph Loeb, Ed Brubaker, Dwayne McDuffie, and various

Art by Eisner, Chris Bachalo, Joe Kubert, Kyle Baker, Jim Lee, Eduardo

Risso, Walter Simonson, Carlos Pacheco, David Lloyd, Michael Lark, Jill

Thompson, Brent Anderson, Denys Cowan, Tim Sale, and various

Painted cover by Alex Ross

DC Comics/WildStorm Productions/VERTIGO/MAD Magazine

Rush-solicited; arriving in stores January 23.

A painted cover by Alex Ross tops a collection of personal and profoundly

moving stories from some of the greatest writers and artists in comics.

FC, 224 pg. Softcover $9.95

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