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DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping February, 2004

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DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping February, 2004

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #791

Written by Andersen Gabrych and A.J. Lieberman; art by Pete Woods, Cam Smith, and Nathan Fox; cover by Tim Sale

In stores February 4. Part 1 of the 3-issue thriller “The Surrogate,” by the hot new creative team of Andersen Gabrych, Pete Woods and Cam Smith! A pregnant woman bleeding from a gunshot wound collapses in Leslie Thompkins’ clinic. Can Batman find her family – and the murderer – before she goes under the knife for an against-all-odds operation? And in the backup, part 3 of the 6-part “The Tailor.” The Tailor is on the run from super-powered assassins – now learn how he landed on the bad guys’ side! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #624

Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; cover by Dave Johnson

In stores February 25. Part 5 of the 6-part “Broken City” by the creative team of 100 BULLETS. As Batman continues his search for Angel Lupo, he must ally himself with some unlikely partners…namely, the denizens of Gotham’s underworld. Can Batman trust the same people he’s waged a seemingly never-ending war against?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #176

Written by John Wagner; art and cover by Chris Brunner

In stores February 11. The thrilling conclusion to the 5-part “Testament!” It’s Batman’s final confrontation with Rough Justice – but how can the Dark Knight defeat an enemy who knows his secrets?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #50

Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Al Barrionuevo and Francis Portela; cover by Lee Bermejo

In stores February 18. An all-new creative team sets off a new direction in this 50th issue extravaganza guest-starring 2003’s hottest Batman villain: Hush! He terrorized Batman and his compatriots for months before disappearing without a trace. Now, Hush resurfaces, prepared to put his next plan for revenge on Batman into motion. But who is Hush, and what is the real nature of his relationship with the Riddler? For more information, see the feature article.

PC, 40 pg. $2.75

ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL TP

Written by Dan Slott; art by Ryan Sook and Wade Von Grawbadger; painted cover by Eric Powell

In stores February 25. Collecting the edgy 6-issue miniseries, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL examines the dark underbelly of Gotham’s notorious “House of Madness!” Warren White, one of Gotham’s most successful financiers, thought he could beat his jail rap by pleading insanity. Now he’s finding out why you don’t cop an insanity plea in Gotham! Expect appearances by Batman, The Joker, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, and the rest of Arkham’s regulars – plus the debut of several new Rogues! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM SC – relist

Written by Grant Morrison; painted art and cover by Dave McKean

In stores February 25. Reoffered to coincide with ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL TP, this haunting and disquieting look into the insane inhabitants of Gotham City’s legendary asylum is masterfully written by Grant Morrison and evocatively painted by Dave McKean.

MATURE READERS

FC, 128 pg. Softcover $14.95

BATGIRL #49

Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by James Jean

In stores February 25. Batman has forbidden Cassandra from being Batgirl. But a newer, deadlier form of the drug called Soul has been released on the streets of Gotham, and Batgirl has managed to trace the drug to the metahuman gang, The Lost Girls – only to find an even deadlier villain pulling their strings!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN ADVENTURES #11

Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon

In stores February 18. Riddler’s reformed – but he still can’t stop planting riddles, forcing Batman to put him to good use! And in the backup, can Riddler keep himself from turning a bank errand into a bank robbery!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: CITY OF LIGHT #5

Written by the Pander Brothers and Mark Paniccia; art by the Pander Brothers and Alvaro Lopez; cover by the Pander Brothers

In stores February 4. Consumed by his own demons, Batman struggles to hold his fractured psyche together as he faces the deadly Purge. But even as Batgirl and the Gotham City Police Department close in on the melee, Purge threatens to annihilate the Dark Knight!

FC, 32 pg. (5 of 8) $2.95

BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS #7

Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Klaus Janson

In stores February 11. The thrilling miniseries continues! As Batman reels from the consequences of his deal with Ra’s al Ghul, Nyssa’s plans move closer to her endgame. But is the Dark Knight too distracted by his crisis of faith to act?

FC, 32 pg. (7 of 9) $2.95

BATMAN: ROOMFUL OF STRANGERS

Written by Scott Morse; art and painted cover by Morse

In stores February 18. A new 64-page Special by Scott Morse (Elektra: Glimpse; Echo: Barefoot) focusing on one of Batman’s greatest allies: Jim Gordon! Batman’s presence permeates this tale of a recently retired, convalescing Gordon, as he takes a trip to the shore for some much-deserved rest and relaxation. Soon after he registers at an old seaside resort, a body shows up – and a murder-mystery is suddenly his to unravel! But will his investigation be derailed by a Batman-obsessed youngster? For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 64 pg. $5.95

BATMAN IN THE SIXTIES TP – relist

Written and drawn by various; cover by Murphy Anderson

In stores February 4. Reoffered to coincide with the CLASSIC SILVER AGE CATWOMAN & THE PENGUIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET (offered in Previews Vol. XIII No. 8). Sixteen of the most exciting and offbeat Batman stories of the 1960s are collected in a remarkable trade paperback, featuring an introduction by Adam West! This exciting collection includes text pages featuring secrets of the Batman mythos of the decade, a gatefold featuring the 1960s Batcave and a 6″ cover flap featuring standees of Batman & Robin.

FC, 224 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

BIRDS OF PREY #64

Written by Gail Simone; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei

In stores February 18. Oracle is inexplicably missing, her data systems are corrupted, and Dinah stumbles upon a real-world evil involving Cheshire!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BIRDS OF PREY: OF LIKE MINDS TP

Written by Gail Simone; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei

In stores February 4. Collecting the exciting, sold-out BIRDS OF PREY #56-61 by the creative team of Gail Simone, Ed Benes and Alex Lei! OF LIKE MINDS, guest-starring Nightwing and Batgirl, shakes things up for Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress. In a tricky legal and ethical dilemma, the Birds show mercy to a would-be white collar criminal, but their act of compassion brings them to the attention of master extortionist (and one-time super-hero) Savant, a man who claims he can outthink Oracle and outfight the Canary…and can prove it! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

CATWOMAN #28

Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti

In stores February 25. Selina squares off with the Penguin in her hunt for the mysterious villain who’s dogging her steps. But will she get the information she seeks? Or will she walk into the Penguin’s trap?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #16

Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Greg Scott; cover by Michael Lark

In stores February 11. In the aftermath of the Joker’s brutal reign of terror, how can things in Gotham get back to normal? In the first of three stand-alone stories featuring the supporting cast, Sarge and Crowe deal with the fallout in the stationhouse, meet the new boss, and try to solve the murder of a girl found in a dumpster. Featuring guest art by Greg Scott (Pop Gun War).

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #90

Written by Devin Grayson; art and cover by Patrick Zircher and Andy Owens

In stores February 11. Blockbuster has surrounded himself with the most lethal cadre of assassins ever assembled: Stallion, Lady Vic, Brutale, the Trigger Twins, Mouse, Giz and an army of gun-laden gangsters. But can even the deadliest of killers stop a hero who has nothing left to lose?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #123

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Francisco Rodriguez de la Fuente and Aaron Sowd; cover by Jason Pearson

In stores February 18. Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham’s (FABLES) first story arc concludes in the unforgettable “Nemesis!” Robin and Spoiler track a trail of corpses across Gotham City, all left in the wake of one-time mobster Johnny Warren. But Johnny has become something else…something as sinister as any evil that has ever cut a swath across the Gotham underworld. Do our heroes stand a chance against the newly reborn Johnny Warlock?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #812

Written by Michael Turner, Joe Kelly and Chuck Austen; art by Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder, Ivan Reis and Marc Campos; cover by Turner

In stores February 11. Part 1 of the 6-part “Godfall,” written by Michael Turner (Fathom) & Joe Kelly (ACTION COMICS) with art by the red-hot Talent Caldwell (Fathom: Killian’s Tide)! After the cataclysmic events of SUPERMAN #200, Kal-El begins his new life…on Krypton? And, in the back-up story by Chuck Austen, with art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos, Lana Lang makes a life-changing decision about her future in Metropolis. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #625

Written by Michael Turner, Joe Kelly and Greg Rucka; art by Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder, Matt Clark and Nelson; cover by Turner

In stores February 18. “Godfall” continues with Part 2 of 6! Kal-El’s powers begin to emerge as he faces a new threat on Krypton. Plus, in the back-up by Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS), Matt Clark & Nelson, the new head of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit is introduced, while Superman is nowhere to be found in the city. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN #202

Written by Michael Turner, Joe Kelly and Brian Azzarello; art by Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder, and Lee Bermejo; cover by Turner

In stores February 25. Part 3 of the explosive 6-part crossover “Godfall!” Kal-El becomes a fugitive as his powers have made him a menace on Krypton. Plus, in the back-up by Brian Azzarello (BATMAN) and Lee Bermejo (BATMAN/DEATHBLOW), a first look at the upcoming 6-issue miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #7

Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Pat Lee

In stores February 18. Robin and Superboy take the spotlight in this special issue drawn by Transformers artist Pat Lee! The pair deals with the recent shocking revelations about Superboy’s true origins. Will they let their mentors know? For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT #7

Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan

In stores February 4. Superman becomes a super-menace to the citizens of Metropolis as Lex Luthor’s revelations make him out to be an inhuman alien.

FC, 32 pg. (7 of 12) $2.95

SUPERMAN: RETURN TO KRYPTON TP

Written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz, Joe Kelly, Geoff Johns; art by Ed McGuinness, Duncan Rouleau, Doug Mahnke, Kano, Pascual Ferry, Karl Kerschl, Cam Smith Jamie Mendoza, Tom Nguyen, Marlo Alquiza; cover by Paul Rivoche

In stores February 25. A new trade paperback collecting SUPERMAN #166, 167 and 184, ACTION COMICS #776 and 793, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #589 and 606, and SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #111 and 128! This collection features Superman and Lois Lane brought back through time and space to Krypton. What the Man of Steel discovers, though, are two different looks at his homeworld – only he’s not sure which one is real! A new cover by Paul Rivoche adorns the latest volume from the modern day adventures of the Man of Steel.

FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY #2

Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Stuart Immonen

In stores February 18. The Prestige Format miniseries chronicling the life of a real-world Clark Kent who gains super-powers continues! Clark arrives in the big city to pursue his writing career – but his amazing abilities and fantastic feats attract the attention of government agents convinced he may be an American weapon of mass destruction! Is being Superman a bigger responsibility than he can handle?

FC, 48 pg. (2 of 4) Prestige Format $5.95

SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES TP – relist

Written by Jerry Siegel and various; art by Curt Swan, Wayne Boring, Kurt Schaffenberger, Neal Adams, and various; cover by Swan

In stores February 11. Reoffered to coincide with the KEY TO THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE REPLICA (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No.8), this trade paperback collects 17 incredible Silver Age stories of the Man of Steel! The companion volume to BATMAN IN THE SIXTIES, also relisted this month, this collection includes stories of Superman, Superboy, Superbaby, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, and more; as well as a memorable team-up with Batman, and SUPERMAN (first series) #141’s classic “Superman’s Return to Krypton.”

FC, 240 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

DC UNIVERSE

ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC

Written by Gardner Fox; art by Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino, Bernard Sachs, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson; cover by Gil Kane and Sachs

In stores February 11. DC’s science-fiction hero of the late 1950s shines in this stunning hardcover Archive, collecting stories from SHOWCASE #17-19 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-65. Witness displaced earthling Adam Strange defend the planet Rann from strange outer-space menaces at the whim of the Zeta-Beam! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

ADAM STRANGE: THE MAN OF TWO WORLDS TP – relist

Written by Richard Bruning; art and cover by Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert

In stores February 11. Reoffered to coincide with ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL.1 HC, this trade paperback collects the 1990 3-issue Prestige Format miniseries with a cover by Andy Kubert! Discover the man behind the myth, as Adam Strange’s childhood on Earth is explored, his relationship with his estranged family is revealed, and secrets of Rann – and of Adam’s new life – are uncovered!

FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

AQUAMAN #15

Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer

In stores February 11. The new creative team of Will Pfeifer (H-E-R-O), Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy (JLA: WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK) takes Aquaman in a bold, unexpected direction! A devastating earthquake hits San Diego, leaving thousands dead. But someone survived the cataclysm…and their survival will require Aquaman to take on a new role that draws upon all his experience as a hero and leader of a nation! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CAPER #5

Written by Judd Winick; art by John Severin; cover by Farel Dalrymple

In stores February 25. The second 4-part story arc of Judd Winick’s crime drama begins, featuring art by the legendary John Severin (DESPERADOES: QUIET OF THE GRAVE, Journey Into Mystery)! The year is 1976, the city is Hollywood, and the charge is murder. Ann Weiss is legal counsel to some of Tinseltown’s most beautiful and worst-behaved people. In trying to help her friends, Ann is about to see a side of Hollywood that she never knew existed – a side that may destroy her and her family.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (5 of 12) $2.95

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #2

Written by Darwyn Cooke; art and cover by Cooke

In stores February 18. The sprawling miniseries chronicling the dawn of the DC Universe’s Silver Age continues! It’s the birth of a whole new breed of super-hero as the careers of the Flash, the Challengers of the Unknown, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter, and the future Green Lantern begin their dazzling ascent. Meanwhile, Batman comes face-to-face with a mysterious new enemy who will tie them together!

FC, 64 pg. No interior ads (2 of 6) $6.95

THE DEMON: DRIVEN OUT #6

Written by Joshua Dysart; art by Pop Mhan and Art Thibert; cover by Mhan

In stores February 11. The thrilling conclusion to the action-packed miniseries! As a demon-driven street riot rages, Jason Blood and Ame Okamuro cast a spell of their own – but can Etrigan be tricked back into Blood’s body?

FC, 32 pg. (6 of 6) $2.50

FALLEN ANGEL #8

Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Brian Stelfreeze

In stores February 11. Black Mariah finds herself at the mercy of the Fallen Angel, and heaven help her if she doesn’t give the Angel her due.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #207

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Howard Porter and Livesay; cover by Michael Turner

In stores February 25. The new art team of Howard Porter (JLA) & Livesay (Namor) debuts as the Flash races back into the DC Universe in a special issue featuring a cover by Michael Turner! Once again in the public eye – but with his secret identity still unknown – The Flash is confronted by Kid Flash and Jay Garrick! Only this family reunion goes anything but smoothly. And look for the return of Tar Pit and the Trickster! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE FLASH: CROSSFIRE TP

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins, Doug Hazlewood, Rick Burchett, Justiniano, Dan Panosian, and Walden Wong; cover by Brian Bolland

In stores February 11. A new trade paperback collecting THE FLASH #183-191, written by TEEN TITANS and JSA’s Geoff Johns! The Flash has opposed many costumed villains in his career, but when they team up under the control of a new criminal known as Blacksmith, things go from tough to impossible! And when the artificial intelligence known as the Thinker makes his presence known the Flash finds himself in a crossfire between the two sets of villains. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 224 pg. Trade paperback $17.95

THE FLASH: ROGUES TP – relist

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins; cover by Brian Bolland

In stores February 11. Reoffered to coincide with THE FLASH: CROSSFIRE TP. Keystone City is on the brink of destruction again, and only The Flash can save it in THE FLASH: ROGUES, collecting THE FLASH #177-181. Throw the Plunderer, Gorilla Grodd and the Pied Piper into the mix, and it’s a recipe for disaster!

FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

GREEN ARROW #35

Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez

In stores February 11. In Part 2 of the 5-part “City Walls,” Ollie and Connor must team with Batman to take on the twisted genius of the Riddler! But this is more than just a random crime spree. The Riddler is about to up the ante, and his dark intentions could blow the city sky high!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #174

Written by Ben Raab; art by James Bosch and Rodney Ramos; cover by Keron Grant

In stores February 25. Green Lantern’s cover is blown and he must fight for his life against the Black Circle. Meanwhile, on Earth, Terry informs his parents that he’s moving to Los Angeles, and Jenny’s and Lucas’s relationship reaches a crucial turning point.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

HARD TIME #1

Written by Steve Gerber; art by Brian Hurtt; cover by Tomer Hanuka

DC FOCUS. In stores February 4. The inaugural book in the new DC FOCUS line by Steve Gerber (Howard the Duck) and Brian Hurtt (GOTHAM CENTRAL, Queen & Country) examines life behind bars! One stupid prank costs four high-school students their lives, and 15-year-old Ethan Chiles his future. But something powerful has been growing within Ethan, and on the day of his sentencing, it escapes once and for all. Will it be a source of massive power, a chance at redemption, or the cruelest of curses? Plus, this issue features previews of the upcoming DC Focus books: KINETIC, TOUCH, and FRACTION – all at no extra cost! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 56 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #13

Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Leonard Kirk and Wade Von Grawbadger; painted cover by John Van Fleet

In stores February 11. Part 2 of the 3-part “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes.” After using – and then losing – the H-E-R-O device, Joe Hamill continues to struggle with his new life as a super-heroine. The powers are great, but being trapped in the body of a gorgeous woman is beginning to push Joe over the edge – especially after a very disturbing encounter with his best friend. Can Joe’s ex-girlfriend Amy help him? Or at least help him pick out some decent clothes?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

iCANDY #6

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Kalman Andrasofszky and Udon Studios; cover by Scott Iwahashi

In stores February 18. Trapped in the IFX headquarters building, Candy and Matt fight for their lives against the bitmaps and find an unlikely ally in Korben. But will Candy be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her brother’s life?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #93

Written by Dennis O’Neil; art by Tan Eng Huat; cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen

In stores February 25. The earth-shattering conclusion to the “Extinction” trilogy by comics legend Dennis O’Neil and red-hot artist Tan Eng Huat (DOOM PATROL)! The JLA races to prevent its once-friendly extraterrestrial visitor from destroying our planet. How can they stop a creature who can look like anyone – or anything?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: NEW WORLD ORDER TP – relist

Written by Grant Morrison; art and cover by Howard Porter and John Dell

In stores February 11. Reoffered to coincide with the DC: MARTIAN MANHUNTER MINI-BUST (offered in Previews Vol. XIII No. 8). The new JLA, gathered in anticipation of the coming of Mageddon, faces its first test – the Hyperclan – in this popular collection of JLA #1-4.

FC, 64 pg. Trade Paperback $5.95

JSA #58

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne; painted cover by John Watson

In stores February 4. Part 5 of the 6-part “Black Reign” crossover with HAWKMAN! Hawkman’s secret weapon against Black Adam and his team is revealed, and betrayal comes from the most unlikely of places. But Brainwave has a trick or two up his sleeve to counter-attack. Plus, the heroes of Kahndaq suffer a loss in their ranks.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HAWKMAN #25

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by John Watson

In stores February 11. The climactic conclusion to “Black Reign!” It all comes down to the big guns of the JSA and Shazam’s dark champion. But who’s in the right? How will the events that take place on the soil of Kahndaq effect the JSA? Nothing should be taken for granted, as the JSA is about to learn the hard way.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HAWKMAN: ENEMIES & ALLIES TP

Written by Geoff Johns and James Robinson; art by Rags Morales, Don Kramer, Ethan Van Sciver, Michael Bair, Prentis Rollins, Dennis Janke, Tim Truman, and Mick Gray; painted cover by Andrew Robinson

In stores February 25. In this trade paperback collecting HAWKMAN #7-12, Hawkman has returned, and he’s been slowly revisiting elements of his previous life. Meanwhile, Hawkgirl digs deeper into her own past, leading her to the grisly truth behind her parents’ deaths. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

HAWKMAN: ENDLESS FLIGHT TP – relist

Written by Geoff Johns and James Robinson; art by Rags Morales, Michael Bair, Patrick Gleason, and Christian Alamy; painted cover by Andrew Robinson

In stores February 25. Reoffered to coincide with HAWKMAN: ALLIES AND ENEMIES, this trade collects the first six issues of the acclaimed HAWKMAN. Egyptian Prince Khufu has been reincarnated time and again through the centuries. Now he’s called Carter Hall – Hawkman! But can he reunite with his lost soulmate, Kendra Saunders…also known as Hawkgirl?

FC, 176 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #28

Written by Jason Hall; art by Min S. Ku and Ty Templeton; cover by Tom Feister

In stores February 4. Guest-starring the Legion of Super-Heroes! As society becomes more reliant on technology, the villainous Kilg%re escapes into the future to wreak havoc! To catch him, the Justice League must team up with the Legion to put a stop to the rampage of this technological rogue.

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE LEGION #30

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista, Chip Wallace and Robin Riggs; cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister

In stores February 25. The thrilling conclusion to “Foundations!” In the final bloody battle with Darkseid, the Legion faces annihilation as evils from two ends of time strike. This bitter defeat for the team may leave them without Clark Kent and Superboy!

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE BEGINNING OF TOMORROW TP – relist

Written by Mark Waid, Tom McCraw and Tom Peyer; art by Lee Moder, Stuart Immonen, Jeffrey Moy, Philip Moy, W.C. Carani, Ron Boyd, and various; cover by Moder and Boyd

In stores February 25. Reoffered to coincide with the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: FERRO LAD and TIMBER WOLF ACTION FIGURES (offered in Previews Vol. XIII No. 8), this collection reprints the in-continuity origins of the 31st century’s greatest heroes! In these post-ZERO HOUR stories from LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #0, #62-65 and LEGIONNAIRES #0, #19-22, super-powered teens Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Live Wire are brought together by chance and go on to form the legendary Legion of Super-Heroes!

FC, 240 pg. Trade paperback $17.95

THE LIGHT BRIGADE #1

Written by Peter Tomasi; art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg

In stores February 25. Heaven is at war in this 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries – and Earth is the battleground! Set during World War II, THE LIGHT BRIGADE focuses on Chris Stavros, an American soldier in Germany struggling to get home to care for his son. But in the midst of battle, heavenly warriors emerge from the skies – and Stavros’ platoon is given a task: to recover the lost Sword of God before a troop of arcane, unkillable German soldiers find it and storm Heaven’s Gate! For more information, see the feature article.

MATURE READERS

FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (1 of 4) $5.95

MIGHTY LOVE HC

Written by Howard Chaykin; art and cover by Chaykin

Advance-solicited; in stores March 17. Howard Chaykin returns to full creative duties, both writing and illustrating this all-new hardcover graphic novel mixing crimefighting and romance! By day, they’re courtroom enemies, but by night, public defender Delaney Pope and hard-boiled cop Lincoln Reinhardt meet as costumed heroes. Can they find love despite their differences? For more information, see the feature article.

MATURE READERS

FC, 96 pg. Hardcover $24.95

THE MONOLITH #1

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art and cover by Phil Winslade

In stores February 4. Extra-sized premiere issue at a lower price! In the time of the Great Depression, a creature of clay was created to protect the lower East Side from the incursion of the underworld’s forces. It’s been long sealed away, but now the time has come once again for this monstrous beast to defend the denizens of New York! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 56 pg. $3.50

OUTSIDERS #9

Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Tom Raney and Sean Parsons

In stores February 18. The Outsiders get their collective butt kicked by the all-new, powerful Sabbac! Can the extra muscle of Black Lightning and the Huntress help?

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PLASTIC MAN #3

Written by Kyle Baker; art and cover by Baker

In stores February 4. Kyle Baker takes comics’ most pliable hero on his wackiest adventure yet! Will Plastic Man take it on the lam to clear his name? You’d want to clear your name, too, if it was Eel O’Brian! Agent Morgan continues to look great – and Woozy Winks continues to do stupid things because he’s the comic relief! In PLASTIC MAN. How dumb do you have to be to be comic relief in PLASTIC MAN?

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

REIGN OF THE ZODIAC #7

Written by Keith Giffen; art Mitch Byrd and Robin Riggs; cover by Tony Harris

In stores February 25. Battles and truces come and go – but for the lowly soldiers in the foul trenches of Eidolon’s eternal wars, nothing ever changes. With fantastic art by guest team Mitch Byrd (GUY GARDNER WARRIOR) & Robin Riggs (SUPERGIRL, Thor, Iron Man), this powerful stand-alone issue sets the stage for a powerful new storyline!

FC, 32 pg. $2.75

ROSE & THORN #3

Written by Gail Simone; art by Adriana Melo & Dan Green; cover by Adam Hughes

In stores February 18. The psychological thriller by BIRDS OF PREY’s Gail Simone continues! Rhosyn’s ideal life in the outside world shapes up to be everything she dreamed…until the crime cartel “The 100” comes knocking on her door. But what the evildoers don’t realize is the docile Rose doesn’t live here anymore – it’s Thorn who wants to come out to play!

FC, 32 pg. (3 of 6) $2.95

TEEN TITANS #8

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Tom Grummett and Marlo Alquiza; cover by Mike McKone and Alquiza

In stores February 11. Who is Raven? The Teen Titans get a crash course on this mysterious former Titan, and what her reappearance could mean! Plus, the return of a fan-favorite villain. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TEEN TITANS GO! #4

Written by J. Torres; art by John McCrea and James Hodgkins; cover by Dave Bullock

In stores February 25. Special Valentine’s Day issue featuring guest art by John McCrea and James Hodgkins! Robin and Starfire go on a date! Can they block all of the distractions, including some meddling teammates?

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN #201

Written by Greg Rucka; art by Shane Davis and Ray Snyder; painted cover by J.G. Jones

In stores February 18. A stand-alone issue finds Wonder Woman faced with the devastation that has befallen Themyscira! In the aftermath of “Down to Earth,” what new mission must Diana undertake for her people? The answer will have major implications for the DC Universe. A stunning issue featuring pencils by guest-artist Shane Davis (NIGHTWING, JLA-Z)!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN: GODS AND MORTALS TP

Written by George Pérez, Greg Potter and Len Wein; art by Pérez and Bruce Patterson; cover by Pérez

In stores February 18. Collecting WONDER WOMAN #1-7, featuring the young Amazon’s origin and her introduction to “Man’s World.” Before she has a chance to fully assimilate into her new home, Wonder Woman must battle the chaos of the Greek god Ares, as he plans to bring upon World War III! This collection, the first in a 4-volume series reprinting the first two years of George Pérez’s run on WONDER WOMAN, also features an introduction, rare art, and a new cover by Pérez. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

ZERO HOUR: CRISIS IN TIME TP – NEW PRINTING

Written by Dan Jurgens; art by Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Frank Fosco, Ken Branch; cover by Jurgens and Ordway

In stores February 11. A new printing of the trade paperback collecting 1994’s classic ZERO HOUR saga! This volume collects stories from SHOWCASE ’94 #8-9 and ZERO HOUR: CRISIS IN TIME #4, 3, 2, 1, and 0, chronicling a discovery by DC’s greatest heroes of a tidal wave of temporal disruption. They band together to combat the chronal chaos as other heroes face even greater havoc a thousand years in the future! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $17.95

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

CARTOON CARTOONS #27

Written by Robbie Busch, Michael Kraiger, Frank Strom and Jim Alexander; art by Robert Pope, and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Scott Neely

In stores February 25. Dexter’s super-cereal turns Dee-Dee into a super-spazz. Cow and Chicken get into big trouble at the library. And Johnny Bravo tries to fit into his hot pants!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #111

Written by Scott Cunningham, Brian Swenlin and Sholly Fisch; art by Leo Batic, Pablo Zamboni, Ruben Torreiro, David Alvarez, Robert Pope, Mike DeCarlo; cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo

In stores February 4. Bugs Bunny helps Yosemite Sam catch the Loch Ness Monster, and Daffy tries to get adopted by apes…but they don’t want him! Plus, tales starring Wile E. Coyote and the equally unlucky Sylvester!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #47

Written by Robbie Busch; art by Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Moy

In stores February 18. It’s an all-Gangreen Gang issue, as the baddest green boys in Townsville run a nasty prank-playing contest and make paralyzingly sour pickle popsicles!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #81

Written by Frank Strom and Robbie Busch; art by Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy, Leo Batic and Ruben Torreiro; cover by Vincent Deporter

In stores February 11. The gang investigates reports of an extinct animal on the loose! Plus, an attempt to get Shaggy to relax Eastern-style fails when a visit to a haunted acupuncturist backfires!

FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

21 DOWN: THE CONDUIT TP – relist

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art and cover by Jesüs Saiz and Palmiotti

In stores February 4. Reoffered to coincide with THE MONOLITH #1, also written by the team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray! Collecting the critically acclaimed 7-issue “Conduit” story arc, this volume introduces 20-year-old tattoo artist Preston Kills, an unlikely hero with the ability to touch someone and see the moments before and after their death.

FC, 176 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

BIONICLE TP

Written by Greg Farshtey; art by Carlos D’Anda, Randy Elliott, and Ray

Kryssing; photo cover

In stores February 18. A digest-sized trade paperback collecting all 15 issues of the hit series previously available only to LEGO Club members! Follow the Toa as they search for the Masks of Power in an attempt to beat Makuta. Will their newfound powers help them fight off the swarms of the Bohrok? Will the Toa Nuva ever free Mata Nui or will Matuka’s reign of darkness last forever? For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 208 pg. Trade paperback (5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″) $12.95

COUP D’ÉTAT – SLEEPER (1 of 4)

Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Jim Lee; covers by Lee and Lee Bermejo

EYE OF THE STORM. In stores February 4. Superstar artist Jim Lee (BATMAN) provides art for Part 1 of a 4-part story spanning the Eye of the Storm corner of the WildStorm Universe! The Authority has been watching over the Earth for years…so what happens when Tao, the most efficient manipulator in the world, tricks the U.S. government into committing an accidental, interdimensional atrocity on its own soil? Once set in motion, it could turn out to be the straw that breaks the Carrier’s back! But their reaction might be exactly the opposite of what Tao expects. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Jim Lee (50%) and Lee Bermejo (50%).

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (1 of 4) $2.95

COUP D’ÉTAT – STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES (2 of 4)

Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by Carlos D’Anda; covers by D’Anda and Lee Bermejo

EYE OF THE STORM. In stores February 11. The weekly 4-part saga continues! StormWatch leader Ben Santini’s greatest nightmare is now reality, forcing Team Achilles underground to plot the overthrow of a super-dictatorship. It’s the battle everyone’s been waiting to see: Stormwatch vs. The Authority! Will Santini’s plan affect Earth’s mightiest super-team? And how far is he willing to go to succeed? For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Carlos D’Anda (50%) and Lee Bermejo (50%).

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (2 of 4) $2.95

COUP D’ÉTAT – WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 (3 of 4)

Written by Joe Casey; art by Alé Garza and Trevor Scott; covers by Garza and Lee Bermejo

EYE OF THE STORM. In stores February 18. The action heats up as the 4-part Eye of the Storm event continues! The interdimensional victims of Tao’s scheme launch a surgical strike on a major metropolitan center. In a bloody counterattack, the Authority fight back, but will it be enough? Meanwhile, Jack Marlowe and his covert team of Wildcats look on in anticipation. Will the Halo Corporation survive this coup? Will Marlowe bring his formidable powers to bear on the aliens in service of humanity? For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Alé Garza (50%) and Lee Bermejo (50%).

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (3 of 4) $2.95

COUP D’ÉTAT – THE AUTHORITY (4 of 4)

Written by Robbie Morrison; art by Whilce Portacio; covers by Portacio and Lee Bermejo

EYE OF THE STORM. In stores February 25. The stunning conclusion that will rock the Wildstorm Universe to its core! With evidence of the United States’ culpability in the interdimensional incident, the Authority comes to one conclusion: For good or bad, it’s time they took control. No more Congress. No more Supreme Court. No more President. The time is now, and their “finer world” begins on American soil! For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Whilce Portacio (50%) and Lee Bermejo (50%).

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (4 of 4) $2.95

GEN13: OCTOBER SURPRISES TP

Written by Chris Claremont; art by Alé Garza, Ramón F. Bachs, Dustin Weaver, Carlos D’Anda, Sandra Hope and Raúl Fernández; cover by Garza

In stores February 4. Collecting GEN13 #7-11! The new Gen13 team faces new challenges – and some old enemies – October brings with it a few surprises. Now that they’ve finally settled into a routine at school, they have to deal with personal lives run amok. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 128 pg. $19.95

GEN13: SEPTEMBER SONG TP – relist

Written by Chris Claremont; art by Ale Garza, Ramón F. Bachs, Sandra Hope and Raúl Fernández; cover by Garza

In stores February 4. Collecting GEN13 #0 thru 6, featuring the series relaunch by Chris Claremont (X-Men), Alé Garza (THE TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY) and Sandra Hope (CRIMSON)! The mysterious Herod chooses four teens, granting them powers and leaving them with the enigmatic warning “You will be judged.” Can the four come together under the leadership of Caitlin Fairchild, leader of the old Gen13 team?

FC, 176 pg. $19.95

KAMIKAZE #5

Written by Olallo Rubio; art and cover by Francisco Herrera and Carlos Cuevas

CLIFFHANGER. In stores February 18. Andy and Zyon race each other in a snowboarding competition – with a surprising result! A man known as the Alchemist tells them he’ll provide a map leading to the secret of the Kamikaze in exchange for a stone known as “the Green Flame.” Will they finally discover the truth about Kamikaze?

FC, 32 pg. (5 of 6) $2.95

PLANETARY #19

Written by Warren Ellis; art and covers by John Cassaday

In stores February 25. An immense object drifting into the solar system ought to be a source of delight for the mystery archaelogists of Planetary – but Elijah Snow knows it will drive the unseen member of the Four, Jacob Greene, out of hiding.

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

ROBOTECH: INVASION #2

Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong; art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Omar Dogan; covers by Yoshitaka Amano and Cully Hamner

In stores February 4. Following a fierce battle with the Invid, Lt. Lance “Lancer” Belmont awakens on Earth in the home of Carla Morales. Trying to piece together what happened to the rest of the fleet, Lancer makes some startling discoveries about his location, but also faces grave danger as Invid Sentries begin searching for him! Plus, in the gripping backup tale, Karl Reiber begins to unravel the real secret behind Mars Base Sara!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Yoshitaka Amano (50%) and Cully Hamner (50%).

FC, 32 pg. (2 of 5) $2.95

THUNDERCATS: HAMMERHAND’S REVENGE #5

Written by Fiona Avery; art by Carlos D’Anda; covers by D’Anda and Cully Hamner

In stores February 11. The thrilling miniseries reaches a mind-blowing conclusion, as Lion-O and the Thundercats attack Hammerhand’s ship with the Griffin army! But the battle won’t be easy for these mighty heroes thanks to the ship’s mighty armaments. Will the Thundercats arrive in time to save Hachiman? Who will survive? Don’t miss the final chapter! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Carlos D’Anda (50%) and Cully Hamner (50%).

FC, 32 pg. (5 of 5) $2.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0: FULL DISCLOSURE TP

Written by Joe Casey; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by Nguyen and Rian Hughes

EYE OF THE STORM. In stores February 25. The sprawling saga of the Wildcats continues with FULL DISCLOSURE, collecting issues #7-12 of the critically acclaimed series! The corporate intrigue of Jack Marlowe’s machinations to place the ever-growing Halo Corporation at the forefront of global culture continue as a handicapped Cole Cash drafts accountant Edwin Dolby as his immediate gun-toting successor! For more information, see the feature article.

MATURE READERS

FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0: BRAND BUILDING TP – relist

Written by Joe Casey; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by

Nguyen and Rian Hughes

EYE OF THE STORM. In stores February 25. Reoffered to coincide with WILDCATS Version 3.0: FULL DISCLOSURE, this trade collects the first six issues of the critically acclaimed new series by Joe Casey, Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend! On the surface, Jack Marlowe is a strong-willed and visionary businessman…but who can tell just what devious schemes are hatching under his android exterior?

MATURE READERS

FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

AMERICA’S BEST COMICS

TOM STRONG #25

Written by Geoff Johns; art by John-Paul Leon; cover by Chris Sprouse

In stores February 11. A spectacular 25th issue celebration written by Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS) with art by John-Paul Leon (Earth X)! Tom Strong, the champion of Millennium City, is many things to many people: hero, nemesis, husband, father. But when a series of unlikely and inexplicable occurrences happen in seemingly random order, Tom must don a new hat, that of best friend. How will this affect the occasionally standoffish hero? Guest-starring the Strongmen of America!

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOMORROW STORIES BOOK TWO HC

Written by Alan Moore; art by Kevin Nowlan, Rick Veitch, Hilary Barta, Jim

Baikie, and Melinda Gebbie; cover by Kevin Nowlan

In stores February 11. Alan Moore and his esteemed co-conspirators return in the second volume collecting the acclaimed series. Join Jack B. Quick, Greyshirt, Splash Brannigan, The First American, and Cobweb as they scurry, lurk, ooze, trip, and slink their way through an amazing array of diverse features! For more information, see the feature article.

FC, 160 pg. Hardcover $24.95

TOMORROW STORIES BOOK ONE TP – relist

Written by Alan Moore; art by Jim Baikie, Hilary Barta, Melinda Gebbie, Kevin Nowlan, and Rick Veitch; cover by Nowlan

In stores February 11. Reoffered to coincide with TOMORROW STORIES BOOK TWO HC, Alan Moore’s multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning anthology is collected here in all its glory. Thrill to tales of Jack B. Quick, Greyshirt, Cobweb, The First American, USAngel, and Splash Brannigan!

FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

VERTIGO

FABLES #22

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Tony Aikens and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by James Jean

In stores February 11. In this interlude issue featuring guest art by Tony Aikens and Jimmy Palmiotti, the members of the “Ex-wives Club” of fairytale philanderer Prince Charming reminisce about the Prince of Lies. But blonde bombshell Cinderella has another appointment, in Paris, and it’s one she’s dying to keep. Sex, espionage and betrayal abound – especially when someone loses his head.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HELLBLAZER #193

Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet

In stores February 25. The 5-part “Staring at the Wall” story arc reaches its apocalyptic conclusion, as the pathetic remnants of John Constantine’s makeshift strike team run a desperate double bluff against the beast that is devouring the collective soul of humankind. With John missing and presumed dead, the Swamp Thing leads the charge – but death is nothing compared to what the beast has in store for its enemies.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUMAN TARGET #7

Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Cliff Chiang

In stores February 18. Hot off his lauded work on VERTIGO’s BEWARE THE CREEPER, artist Cliff Chiang marks his second issue as alternating Human Target artist with Part 1 of a new 3-part story, “Which Way the Wind Blows.” Someone’s killing off former ’70s activists for forgetting their politics. But in a mystery filled with former allegiances and regretted radicalism, where does Christopher Chance – a man looking for his own identity – fit in? For more information, see the feature article.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE LOSERS #9

Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock

In stores February 25. Part 1 of the 4-part “Island Life.” The rogue Special Forces unit known as the Losers heads to the Caribbean in search of the final piece of the puzzle that will blow the lid off the CIA’s un-American activities. But the Agency has been stung before, and the mystery agent known as Max is already preparing a counter-attack. So when the Losers figure on raiding a villa in the foothills of Montserrat, a simple plan turns into a whole mountain of trouble…

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE LOSERS: ANTE UP TP

Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock

In stores February 11. Collecting the first six issues of this new hard-hitting crime/espionage series that mixes real-world scenarios with widescreen action. Once an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, the Losers served as the covert bloody hand of America until they stumbled across a C.I.A. secret they couldn’t ignore. The C.I.A. tried to kill them, but they’re about to learn that it takes more than one try to eliminate the Losers. For more information, see the feature article.

MATURE READERS

FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

LUCIFER #47

Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; cover by Christopher Moeller

In stores February 18. Part 2 of the new 4-part story “Stitchglass Slide.” Living forever can be more a curse than a blessing if you happen to be hanging out in Lucifer’s cosmos. All assorted immortals are being asked to leave by the Morningstar, and when the devil’s asking, there’s no debate. As some unlikely groups join up, a puppet show from hell and a twisted, edible house could prove to be too much to handle – especially if your only saviours are the fallen cherubs Gaudium and Spera.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MIDNIGHT, MASS: HERE THERE BE MONSTERS #2

Written by John Rozum; art by Paul Lee; cover by Tomer Hanuka

In stores February 25. The second scintillating miniseries continues as the secret of the monster colony gets out. A dying creature breaks ranks with its terrifying leader Magellan, bringing a warning that shakes Julia Kadmon to her core and could cause a rift between Adam Kadmon and a beloved member of his legendary family.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (2 of 6) $2.95

MY FAITH IN FRANKIE #2

Written by Mike Carey; art by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel; cover by Hempel

In stores February 4. The quirky 4-issue miniseries continues! Gods, demons and relatives collide when Frankie decides to dedicate her body to one of her desperate suitors. But what about her soul? As the night before shades into the dawn of the dead, the lovesick Jeriven has one last, desperate card to play: incarnation.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (2 of 4) $2.95

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THESSALY – WITCH FOR HIRE #1

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Shawn McManus; painted cover by Tara McPherson

In stores February 4. Eisner-award winning creator/writer Bill Willingham pens the second Thessaly miniseries with artist Shawn McManus. Former lover of The Sandman, Thess is embroiled in her most impossible situation yet as the ruthlessly practical witch finds herself the unwitting – and unwilling – dispatcher of demons, beasts, and other arcane monstrosities. For more information, see the feature article.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. (1 of 4) $2.95

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: TALLER TALES TP – relist

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham, Zander Cannon, Duncan Fegredo, Peter Gross, Niko Henrichon, Adam Hughes, Phil Jimenez, Michael Kaluta, Marc Laming, Jason Little, Shawn McManus, Linda Medley, Albert Monteys, Kevin Nowlan, Andrew Pepoy, Paul Pope, John Stokes, and Daniel Torres; cover by Dave McKean

In stores February 4. Reoffered to coincide with THE SANMAN PRESENTS: THESSALY – WITCH FOR HIRE #1, also written by Bill Willingham. This trade collects Willingham’s assorted tales of the Dreaming, originally presented in THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: MERV PUMPKINHEAD, AGENT OF D.R.E.A.M., THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMS… BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK #1, THE DREAMING #55 and the 4-issue miniseries THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE THESSALIAD.

MATURE READERS

FC, 224 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

Y: THE LAST MAN #19

Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and José Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by Aron Weisenfeld

In stores February 4. Part 2 of the 3-part story “Safeword.”

Travel inside the mind of the last man on Earth. What is Yorick Brown’s deepest, darkest secret, and what does it have to do with a swarm of New York City houseflies? One very domineering woman intends to do whatever it takes to find out…and use them against a helpless Yorick.

MATURE READERS

FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #439

Written and illustrated by “The Usual Gang of Idiots”

In stores February 4. This Valentine’s Day, get your sweetheart this issue of MAD Magazine! It’s a sure-fire way to their heart…er, we think.

FC/B&W, 48 pg. Magazine Format $3.50

MAD XL #26

Written and illustrated by “The Usual Gang of Idiots”

In stores February 11. Another jam-packed issue of MAD XL contains the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers’ Choice picks, and other fun features!

FC/B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

MAD ABOUT THE OSCARS

Written and illustrated by “The Usual Gang of Idiots”

In stores February 4. “And the winner is…Alfred E. Neuman?” A star-studded collection of MAD Magazine’s best and worst movie satires, featuring 19 Oscar winners and over 30 Oscar nominees, as presented in the inimitable style of “The Usual Gang of Idiots!” For more information, see the feature article.

B&W, 256 pg. Trade paperback (8-3/8 x 10-1/2″) $12.95

MAD ABOUT THE MOVIES: SPECIAL WARNER BROS. EDITION TP – relist

Written and illustrated by “The Usual Gang of Idiots”

In stores February 4. MAD caved in to enormous corporate pressure with this trade paperback commemorating (and denigrating!) the 75th anniversary of Warner Bros.! This…er, interesting collection reprints parodies of more than 30 of the legendary studio’s films, including “Battyman,” “The Ecchorcist,” “Balmy and Clod,” and “Superduperman,” plus an 8-page illustrated history of Warner Bros., and introduction by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, and a cover by Mort Drucker.

B & W, 256 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

DC DIRECT

Retailers, please note: Unless otherwise specified, the following items are manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final products may differ from images shown. These items are advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for February-released product, solicited in this month’s issue of Previews. Some of these products may also be offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

THE ATOM STATUE

Sculpted by Tony Cipriano

Advance-solicited; in stores June 9, 2004. Using matter from a white dwarf star, scientist Ray Palmer created a belt that would shrink its wearer to microscopic size, allowing him to become the pint-sized crimefighter known as the Atom! Now the Batman holds fellow JLA member the Atom in the palm of his hand in this limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue! This statue measures approximately 9″ tall x 10 7/8″ wide x 6 3/8″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

FC, Statue $195.00

DC: THE FLASH MINI-BUST

Sculpted by Karen Palinko

Advance-solicited; in stores June 2, 2004. The Flash (Barry Allen) continues the line of DC Mini-Busts! By tapping into the mysterious Speed Force, The Flash uses his incredible speed to defend Keystone City – and, as a member of the JLA, all of Earth – from harm! This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-bust measures approximately 5″ high and is packaged in a 4-color box.

FC, Mini-bust $45.00

DC COMICS POCKET SUPER HEROES BATMAN BOX SET

Advance-solicited; in stores June 9, 2004. DC Direct continues its line of Pocket Super Heroes Box Sets. The DC COMICS POCKET SUPER HEROES BATMAN BOX SET includes six figures: Batman, Bruce Wayne, Robin, Alfred, Catwoman and Two Face. The figures each measure approximately 3.25″ tall, and are packaged together in a 4-color window box with a Batman JLA chair accessory to complete the JLA table set.

FC, Action Figure Set PI

Retailers please note: The FIRST APPEARANCE: BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH & SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in inner and master case assortments as well as singles. Consult your order form for packaging details. Consult your retailer Order Form for packaging details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

FIRST APPEARANCE: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE

Advance-solicited; in stores June 30, 2004. Adopting a ghastly, bat-like costume designed to inspire fear in the hearts of the “weak, cowardly” criminal element of Gotham City, Bruce Wayne burst onto the comics scene as Batman in 1939’s DETECTIVE COMICS #27! The FIRST APPEARANCE: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 1/2″ tall and features multiple points of articulation. It includes a base and a mini reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, Action Figure PI

FIRST APPEARANCE: THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE

Advance-solicited; in stores June 30, 2004. Speedster Jay Garrick – the original Flash – first donned his legendary winged helmet to combat wrongdoers in 1940’s FLASH COMICS #1! The FIRST APPEARANCE: THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 1/2″ tall and features multiple points of articulation. It includes a base and a mini reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, Action Figure PI

FIRST APPEARANCE: SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE

Advance-solicited; in stores June 30, 2004. Since his debut in 1940’s WHIZ COMICS #2, young Billy Batson needs only to utter a single word – “Shazam!” – and he’s transformed into the super-powerful Captain Marvel. The FIRST APPEARANCE: SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 1/2″ tall and features multiple points of articulation. It includes a base and a mini reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, Action Figure PI

FIRST APPEARANCE: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE

Advance-solicited; in stores June 30, 2004. Emerging from her native land of Themyscira to battle evil in 1941’s ALL STAR COMICS #8, the Amazon princess Wonder Woman has become one of comics’ best-recognized icons! The FIRST APPEARANCE: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 3/8″ tall and features multiple points of articulation. It includes a base and a mini reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister. For more information, see the feature article.

FC, Action Figure PI

THE KILLING JOKE POSTER

Art by Brian Bolland

Advance-solicited; in stores June 9, 2004. The classic pairing of legendary writer Alan Moore and acclaimed illustrator Brian Bolland produced BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, quite possibly the greatest Joker story ever told. Now DC Direct brings you the striking cover image as a full color, 24″ x 36″ beautifully illustrated poster, the latest in the line of posters by Brian Bolland.

FC, Poster $7.95

SUPERMAN & BATMAN POSTER

Art by Ed McGuinness

Advance-solicited; in stores June 9, 2004. The MAN OF STEEL and The Dark Knight – two of DC’s greatest heroes – join forces in this spectacular full color, 24″ x 36″ poster featuring the art of superstar Ed McGuinness, previously seen as the cover to the sold-out SUPERMAN/BATMAN SECRET FILES!

FC, Poster $7.95

TEEN TITANS: ROBIN MAQUETTE

Sculpted by Karen Palinko

Advance-solicited; in stores June 16, 2004. Based on the hit new series Teen Titans on Cartoon Network! He ain’t just a sidekick anymore – now he’s the leader of the coolest super-group around: the Teen Titans! Relying on his wits, martial arts skill, and a fully loaded utility belt, Robin crusades for justice with the help of his powerful pals! This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 7 1/2″ tall x 6 1/2″ wide x 4 1/2″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

FC, Maquette $89.95

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