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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping January, 2007

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DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping January, 2007

DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in January of 2007. Discuss these solicitations here on CBR’s DC Comics forum and talk with with fellow comic fans about what interests you!

DC Solicitations – Last Six Months

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #2

Written by Andy Diggle

Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend

Part 2 of the 6-part “Rules of Engagement,” written by Andy Diggle with art by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend! Batman discovers the malevolent force behind the huge robot that’s menacing Gotham City – and it pits Bruce Wayne head-to-head for the first time against the Metropolis mogul Lex Luthor.

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #662

Written by John Ostrander

Art by Tom Mandrake

Cover by Gregory Lauren

The creative team of writer John Ostrander and artist Tom Mandrake continues the 4-part tale of Grotesk! As a blizzard tightens its hold on Gotham, the monstrous Grotesk engineers a bloody confrontation between the forces of Perun and Johnny Kareoke – with Batman caught in between! The lovely Dr. Amina Franklin holds the key to the mystery, but her silence may seal her fate.

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #827

Written by Paul Dini

Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher

Cover by Simone Bianchi

Meet the all-new Ventriloquist! After surviving a near-fatal explosion, Batman discovers the Ventriloquist and Scarface are back – with a vengeance. As the Dark Knight tries to unravel the mystery behind his enemies’ resurrection, Scarface unites the most feared names in the Gotham Underworld and introduces them to a surprising new ally in their war against Batman.

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #158

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Frazer Irving

Cover by Patrick Gleason & Keith Champagne

Guest-starring Klarion the Witch Boy from SEVEN SOLDIERS! Robin and Klarion must use the skills and magic at their command to save Klarion’s cat, Teekl, and all of Gotham City from a creature built entirely of black magic – the rampaging Judgment Beast!

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #214

Written by Christos N. Gage

Art and cover by Phil Winslade

A crooked financier is supposed to testify against his equally crooked boss – but he’s been intimidated out of making it to court by the one man he fears more than Batman…Deadshot!

On sale January 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o FINAL ISSUE

NIGHTWING #128

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

Cover by Christian Alamy

The story of Raptor comes to an end, but the story behind him is just beginning. One villain is dead, but his body has been removed from the grave. A second villain has seemingly vanished, and a new force has emerged. But is Nightwing already too late to stop their crimes?

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #6

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Wagner

The electrifying conclusion of comics legend Matt Wagner’s re-imagination of the classic Golden Age Dark Knight adventure! It’s a showdown of shadows when the Batman duels Gotham’s most deadly creature of the night – the Mad Monk.

On sale January 31 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN TP

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Wagner

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #6, this volume collects the 6-issue miniseries by Wagner! Batman has spent his first year fighting organized crime – but nothing thus far in his early career as the Caped Crusader has prepared him for the new menace facing Gotham: super-powered villains!

On sale January 3 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist

BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL. 2 TP

Written by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Roy Thomas and others

Art by Bob Kane, Carmine Infantino, Marshall Rogers and others

Cover by Alex Ross

The Dark Knight’s career is chronicled in this unique anthology that reprints classic stories featuring unforgettable tales of the World’s Greatest Detective. Witness the evolution of Batman in some of his most signifigant tales from the 1940s to the present.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL. 1 TP

Written by Bill Finger, Dennis O’Neil and others

Art by Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller and others

Cover by Alex Ross

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL. 1, this volume .contains some of the best-loved Dark Knight stories of all time, from DETECTIVE COMICS #33 (1939), BATMAN #5 (1941), BATMAN #62 (1950), and more!

On sale January 3 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US o RELIST

CATWOMAN #63

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

A new story begins – one that takes Catwoman out of the familiar confines of Gotham and straight into the heart of Metropolis! Holly is about to take the fall for the murder of Black Mask, and only a deal with the devil on Selina’s part can save her. Will it be Superman to the rescue?

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN: THE REPLACEMENTS TP

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

An inexperienced Catwoman takes over for Selina Kyle in this volume collecting CATWOMAN #53-58! Selina is busy caring for her child, but will it be too late for her to go back when she questions her decision to step away from her crimefighting life?

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

CATWOMAN: SELINA’S BIG SCORE SC

Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art and cover by Cooke

Reoffered to coincide with CATWOMAN: THE REPLACEMENTS, the stylish graphic novel that paved the way for the Catwoman series! Selina is presumed dead and desperate for cash. Can her assembled crew of thieves pull off one big heist? Plus, pinups by Mike Allred, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Steranko and more!

On sale January 3 o 89 pg, FC, $17.95 US o RELIST

ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10

Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner

Art by Art Adams, Joe Kubert, Pete Woods, Rags Morales, Kevin Maguire, Eric Wight and Tony Daniel

Cover by Adam Kubert & Joe Kubert

Variant cover by Gary Frank

What do Art Adams, Joe Kubert, Pete Woods, Rags Morales, Kevin Maguire and Eric Wight have in common? No, they’re not the latest rogues in Superman’s gallery! Rather, they’re just some of the talents DC has assembled to deliver ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10, the place to catch up on all that’s new to Superman’s world – and to catch a glimpse of things to come in future issues of ACTION!

Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Adam Kubert & Joe Kubert; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Gary Frank, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale January 31 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #660

Written by Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza

Art by Carlos Pacheco,

Peter Vale, and Jesus Merino

Cover by Al Barrionuevo

Is Superman an angel? A messenger from heaven itself? One woman believes with all her heart, but her faith in Superman may lead to disaster. As Superman reels from the shattering revelations of “Camelot Falls,” Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza (ACTION COMICS: “Back in Action!”) re-team for a look at Superman’s earliest days in Metropolis, and a tale of hope, power and deadly repercussions featuring stellar artwork by Carlos Pacheco and new discovery Peter Vale!

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #3

Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art and cover by Tim Sale

The Man of Steel’s new relationship with the lovely Ms. Lane takes some very steamy twists and turns as SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL heats up! Anthony Gallo, Clark Kent’s rival for the attention of Lois Lane, squares off with Lex Luthor. All this, plus the true mystery behind Kryptonite!

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #33

Written by Mark Verheiden

Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning

Cover by Phil Jimenez

Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Smallville) brings you the conclusion of the epic story pitting DCU aliens against the Earth. You won’t believe who the Last Son of Krypton and the Dark Knight must face in this finale!

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 2 TP

Written by Jerry Siegel Art and cover by Joe Shuster

Continuing the series of Superman stories in chronological order! This volume features classic tales from ACTION COMICS #14-20 and SUPERMAN #2-3 (1939-1940) written and illustrated by Superman co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in which the Man of Tomorrow battles crooked politicians and slumlords as he brings justice to the downtrodden masses.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 1 TP

Written by Jerry Siegel Art and cover by Joe Shuster

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 2, this volume reprints the earliest stories of the world’s first super-hero, originally published in ACTION COMICS #1-13, NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR #1 and SUPERMAN #1 (1938-1939)! These historic tales feature the first adventures of the Man of Steel by Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

On sale January 3 o 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist

SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC

Written by Jerry Siegel, Sam Citron, Alvin Schwartz and others

Art by Joe Shuster, Ira Yarbrough, Ed Dobrotka and John Sikela

Cover by Joe Shuster

Don’t miss this thrilling archive featuring some of Superman’s earliest adventures by his creators, Siegel and Shuster! This volume includes ACTION COMICS #69-85, from 1944-1945.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 28 o 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC

Written by Jerry Siegel and Don Cameron

Art by Jack Burnley, Sam Citron, John Sikela and others

Cover by Citron

Reoffered to coincide with ACTION COMICS ARCHIVES VOL. 5, this volume collects ACTION COMICS #53-68 (1942-1945) featuring an intro by William Schelly. This volume contains classic Golden Age tales, including the first appearance of the Toyman, the return of the Prankster, and more!

On sale January 3 o 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US o Relist

SUPERMAN & BATMAN VS. ALIENS & PREDATORS #1

Written by Mark Schultz

Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti

It’s the battle you’ve been waiting for in a thrilling 2-issue miniseries by Mark Schultz (Cadillacs & Dinosaurs) with computer-generated painted art by Ariel Olivetti (SPACE GHOST)!

They’re back! The relentless killing machines known as Aliens and the unstoppable race of hunters called Predators have returned to Earth. But saying “they’re back” isn’t quite accurate – Batman discovers that the two races, sealed away from the human population, have been here all along! Can he and Superman get them off our world before they threaten the planet’s existence? Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.

On sale January 10 o 1 of 2 o Prestige Format o 48 pg (no ads), FC, $5.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

52: WEEKS 35-39

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

Breakdowns by Keith Giffen

Art by various

Backup features by Waid and various

Covers by J.G. Jones

Variant cover on WEEK 35 by J.G. Jones

The New Year begins with the deadliest day Metropolis has ever seen – and by the end of the month a villain will stand revealed, a hero will fall in the outer reaches of the galaxy…and the reveal of Supernova will deepen his mysteries even further.

WEEK 35: Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning, plus The Origin of Black Canary by Waid and Howard Chaykin.

WEEK 36: Art by Chris Batista & Jack Jadson, plus The Origin of Green Arrow by Waid and Tim Sale.

WEEK 37: Art by Patrick Olliffe & Drew Geraci; plus The Origin of Firestorm by Waid and Jamal Igle.

WEEK 38: Art by Shawn Moll & Jadson; plus The Origin of Red Tornado by Waid and Phil Jimenez.

WEEK 39: Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose; plus, The Origin of Mr. Terrific by Waid and Dave Johnson.

Retailers: 52 WEEK 35 will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. Both covers are by J.G. Jones. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

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

Week 35 on sale January 3 o Week 36 on sale January 10 o Week 37 on sale January 17 o Week 38 on sale January 24 o Week 39 on sale January 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE HELMET OF FATE: IBIS THE INVINCIBLE #1

Written by Tad Williams

Art and cover by Phil Winslade

Fantasy writer Tad Williams (THE NEXT, Shadowmarch) and artist Phil Winslade (THE MONOLITH) follow the “Helmet of Fate” as it travels around the DCU! The Golden Age mage Ibis the Invincible needs to pass on his mystical wand to a worthy successor – but like him, the young man he’s picked is destined to have a run-in with Dr. Fate’s helmet! The 5-part “Helmet of Fate” saga continues through February and March, leading into the all-new DR. FATE #1!

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

THE HELMET OF FATE: DETECTIVE CHIMP #1

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Shawn McManus

Cover by Brian Bolland

Bill Willingham (SHADOWPACT, FABLES) joins forces with artist Shawn McManus (THE SANDMAN) and cover artist extraordinaire Brian Bolland for a tale of Detective Chimp! The World’s Greatest Simian Sleuth is called in to investigate the murders of a new band of wannabe super-heroes when the Helmet of Fate enters his life!

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #7

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Mike Norton

Cover by Ladrönn

Part 1 of a 2-part story with guest art by Mike Norton (Runaways)! The Atom meets a man who has some information regarding the Time Pool – the problem is, he’s being pursued by a rogue Linear Man! It’s up to the Atom to save this man – and the Time Pool itself.

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #48

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art by Phil Winslade & Butch Guice

Cover by Guice

The young Aquaman must contend with a foe from his namesake’s past in “The Way of the Fisherman.” But this villain is surprisingly different from the adversary of old! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BLUE BEETLE #11

Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Cover by Andy Kuhn

Lost in space – again! But this time the Beetle’s got Metron of the New Gods on his side – if he can survive the hostile world where they’ve met.

On sale January 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #102

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Stephane Roux

Misfit tries desperately to undo the damage she’s caused in Oracle’s command center while the rest of the Birds struggle to overcome a true life-and-death situation. Also, just how much does Lois Lane know about Oracle’s operation?

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY: PERFECT PITCH TP

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Joe Bennett, Paulo Siqueira & Various

Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson

A volume collecting BIRDS OF PREY #86-90 and 92-95! The Secret Society of Super Villains takes one of the Birds of Prey hostage and demands the Birds’ leader’s secret identity as their ransom. The Birds will have to save their friend and battle Deathstroke to defend their leader!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21 o 224 pg, FC, $17.99 US

CHECKMATE #10

Written by Greg Rucka

Art and cover by Jesus Saiz

“Pawn 502” concludes! All spy agencies have special forces. Only Checkmate has Shadowpact – but even magic may not stop a survivor of Luthor’s Everyman Project from blowing this op sky-high!

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE VOL. 1: A KING’S GAME TP

Written by Greg Rucka

Art and cover by Jesus Saiz

Collecting the first seven issues of the acclaimed new series from Greg Rucka! After the explosive events of INFINITE CRISIS and THE OMAC PROJECT, the U.N. formed Checkmate to bring down heroes and villains that get out of line. Now they use unique ability to deputize human and metahuman forces throughout the world in pursuit of its goal to hold the line.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE CREEPER #6

Written by Steve Niles

Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong

Cover by Justiniano

Batman offers a cure for the Creeper in this grand finale! Can the Creeper go back to being just Jack Ryder?

On sale January 31 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN – REBORN TP

Written by Stuart Moore Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne

Collecting FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #23-27! One year after the events of INFINITE CRISIS, Firestorm must stop a deadly nuclear accident and a threat to his very existence. It all leads to an epic battle with Killer Frost and Mister Freeze that rages from the mean streets of New York City to the very heart of the sun!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 28 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #8

Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo

Art by Ron Adrian & Art Thibert

Cover by Daniel Acuña

Smackdown on the Strip! Bart Allen’s dark twin Inertia lures the Fastest Man Alive to Vegas, determined to own the Speed Force at any cost.

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #15

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art and cover by Jordi Bernet

The bloody conclusion of the 3-part “Legend of Jonah Hex.” Jonah and his small army of Apache warriors travel south to Mexico and wage war on a fort filled with mercenaries under Hex’s nemesis Colonel Ackerman, the Union officer responsible for murdering Jonah’s troop.

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8

Written by Keith Champagne

Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

Undercover alongside teammates Von Daggle and R’amey Holl on the Dominion Homeworld, Guy Gardner grapples with the moral implications of being ordered to kill for the Corps. Plus, the squad finds itself facing off against a Dominator unlike any it’s ever encountered before.

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ION #10

Written by Ron Marz

Art by Fernando Pasarin & Greg Tocchini

Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

The “Twilight” of Ion begins as Kyle is torn between a menace from the New Gods and a personal tragedy back home. The clock is ticking for Kyle to discover place in the universe.

On sale January 31 o 10 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW #70

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Brick takes sides with the Red Hood rather than hand over any territory to the out-of-town mobster – leading the two to a face-to-face showdown with Green Arrow and Batman!

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HAWKGIRL #60

Written by Walter Simonson

Art by Renato Arlem

Cover by Howard Chaykin

Concluding the 4-part story begun in HAWKMAN #59 and crossing over with JSA CLASSIFIED #21 & 22! Hawkgirl defines her next priority on Earth: destroy Hath-Set and break the vicious circle of the Hawks’ doomed existences.

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON’S BLOOD #3

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Derec Donovan

The explosive miniseries continues! The world’s greatest archers are being murdered one by one. Can Connor find the killer or will he be the next to die?

On sale January 24 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #31

Written by Howard Chaykin

Art and cover by Kilian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen

Concluding the 6-part “Sacred Trust.” The U.N. restrictions are off and so are the undercover guises the JLA have been working behind – so the JLA confront the Meta-Armies head-on, with explosive force!

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY VOL. 2 TP

Written by Paul Levitz

Art by Joe Staton, Bob Layton, Joe Giella and Dave Hunt

Cover by Brian Bolland

A new volume collecting classic Silver Age Justice Society adventures! This volume – featuring stories from ALL-STAR COMICS #68-74 and ADVENTURE COMICS #461-466 – includes the Justice Society’s battles with the Psycho-Pirate, the immortal Vandal Savage, the Injustice Society and more.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY VOL. 1 TP

Written by Paul Levitz and Gerry Conway

Art by Wallace Wood, Keith Giffen, Bob Layton, and others

Cover by Brian Bolland

Reoffered to coincide with JUSTICE SOCIETY VOL. 2 TP, this volume collects ALL-STAR COMICS #58-67, plus the origin of the JSA from DC SPECIAL #29! Witness the continuing adventures of The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Dr. Fate and Wildcat as they’re joined by younger heroes Robin, Power Girl and Star-Spangled Kid!

On sale January 3 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US o RELIST

JLA CLASSIFIED #32 & 33

Written by Dan Slott & Dan Jurgens

Art by Jurgens & Trevor Scott

Covers by Doug Mahnke

The 5-part story “4th Parallel,” written by Dan Slott & Dan Jurgens with art by Jurgens & Trevor Scott, kicks off in the 48-page JLA CLASSIFIED #32, and continues two weeks later in JLA CLASSIFIED #33! When lifetime loser Dareen Profitt finds a way to imprison he League’s master villain Dr. Destiny and wrests control of the reality-warping Materiopticon, his luck seems likely to change. Which is bad for the JLA and the DCU as we know it!

In Part 2, reality has split in three, and the JLA of this reality meets Profitt’s new alter ego: the Red King! Is he too good to be true?

Issue #32 on sale January 17 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99;

issue #33 on sale January 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #2

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Dale Eaglesham & Art Thibert

Cover by Alex Ross

Variant cover by Eaglesham

The new adventures of America’s greatest super-team continue! After a deadly arrival at their new headquarters, the JSA must discover who’s hunting down their descendants. Will the youngest member, Cyclone, be the next victim?

Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Alex Ross; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Dale Eaglesham, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #21 & 22

Written by Walter Simonson

Art and cover by SImonson

Continuing the 4-part story by Walter Simonson that started in December’s HAWKGIRL #59! In JSA CLASSIFIED #21, find out where Hawkman’s been since Hawkgirl returned to Earth, while the breakout of several high-powered prisoners of the Rann-Thanagar War brings Hawkman’s involvement in the war to its premature conclusion.

Part 3 of this epic tale ships two weeks later in issue #22! Struggling to defeat the powerful person behind the Rann-Thanagar prison break brings Hawkman and Hawkgirl back together after more than a year apart…and forces them into a situation that could turn the tide in the epic war!

Issue #21 on sale January 10; issue #22 on sale January 31

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANHUNTER #27

Written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs

Cover by Howard Chaykin

The conspiracy widens in Part 2 of “Unleashed!” Don’t miss the biggest development yet in the case of the United States vs. Wonder Woman!

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #6

Written by A.J. Lieberman

Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit

Cover by Barrionuevo

The miniseries heats up as DC’s strongest hero and smartest hero united against J’onn! A mysterious ailment which could only have come from Mars! And a murder committed by one of their own! The finish line is in sight. Will J’onn live to see it?

On sale January 10 o 5 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MYSTERY IN SPACE #5

Written by Jim Starlin

Art by Shane Davis & Matt “Batt” Banning and Starlin & Al Milgrom

Cover by Davis & Banning

Captain Comet unmasks the secrets of his shadowy newfound enemies, only to discover a deeper, more baffling mystery that threatens the gargantuan floating space city that he calls home. Plus, the Weird discovers that not everyone is as he appears – including himself!

On sale January 3 o 5 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

OMAC #7

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Renato Guedes

The last OMAC is the last no more! A new OMAC has arisen, but where did it come from, and what powers does it have that Mike Costner doesn’t? Most important, how will this new OMAC allow Brother Eye to move forward with its plans for human conquest, and can Mike survive this latest threat, or will there really be one OMAC left standing?

On sale January 10 o 7 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #44

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Ron Randall & Art Thibert

Cover by Matthew Clark

One year ago, a fateful meeting between Nightwing and the Red Hood kicked off the events that led to the Outsiders’ “death.” What happened to Arsenal, Shift and Captain Marvel Jr.? Find out as the 3-part flashback “Pay as You Go” begins!

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #2

Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art by Cooke & J. Bone

Cover by Cooke

Darwyn Cooke’s reimagining of The Spirit continues! The Spirit is confronted by his old nemesis, P’Gell, who has designs on a wealthy member of an Arab royal family, Prince Farouk. P’Gell, quite possibly the sexiest seductress in comics history, uses her womanly wiles to achieve her ends – as the Spirit does what he can to thwart her!

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE OMEGA MEN #4

Written by Andersen Gabrych

Art and cover by Henry Flint

The Galaxy’s Most Wanted take flight to the farthest reaches of the DC Universe – a region recently made far stranger by the cosmic goddess Lady Styx. This colossal and mysterious queen promises an everlasting peace and unity, but on one condition: apprehend and destroy the last surviving members of the Omega Men!

On sale January 17 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHADOWPACT #9

Written by Bill Willingham

Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher

The Shadowpact are summoned to Budapest…where they encounter a brand new villain, as well as Etrigan the Demon! But whose side is he on?

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 4 TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Doug Mahnke, Freddie Williams III, Yanick Paquette and Michael Bair

Cover by Mahnke

Grant Morrison’s most groundbreaking and ambitious project concludes! His fourth volume in the series features the exploits of three of the soldiers from SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #2-4, MISTER MIRACLE #3-4, BULLETEER #3-4, and SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #1.

In stores January 31 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 1 TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by J.H. Williams III, Simone Bianchi, Cameron Stewart, Ryan Sook, Mick Gray and Frazer Irving Cover by Bianchi

Reoffered to coincide with SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 4, this collection reprints (in original release order): SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #0, SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT #1-2, SEVEN SOLDIERS: THE GUARDIAN #1-2, SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #1-2 and SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION #1.

On sale January 3 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US o RELIST

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 2 TP

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Simone Bianchi, Cameron Stewart,

Ryan Sook, Mick Gray and Frazer Irving Cover by Bianchi

Reoffered to coincide with SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 4, this second volume features the continuing exploits of four of the seven soldiers, and collects KLARION #2-3, SHINING KNIGHT #3-4,

GUARDIAN #3-4, and ZATANNA #3.

On sale January 3 o 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US o RELIST

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 3 TP

Written by Grant Morrison Cover by Paquette & Bair

Art by Pasqual Ferry, Ryan Sook, Frazer Irving, Yanick Paquette, Doug Mahnke, Billy Dallas Patton, Mick Gray and Michael Bair

Reoffered to coincide with SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 4, this third volume in the series collects SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #1-2, SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCHBOY #4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER #1-2, and SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #1.

On sale January 3 o 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US o RELIST

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #26

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray

Cover by Kitson

The Dominators’ plan to destroy Earth reaches fruition as the Robot Rebellion sweeps the planet! And with key Legionnaires having defected to the “Adult Legion,” Cosmic Boy knows this is a war the team can’t win!

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN LANTERN VOL. 2 TP

Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox

Art by Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino and others

Cover by Kane

Over 500 pages of black-and-white comics are included in this fast-paced collection that features the Emerald Warrior’s battles with the beautiful Star Sapphire, would-be world conqueror Sonar, and the renegade Green Lantern known as Sinestro from GREEN LANTERN #18-37 and THE FLASH #143.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 28 o 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN LANTERN VOL. 1 TP

Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox

Art by Gil Kane, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson

Cover by Kane & Giella

Reoffered to coincide with SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN LANTERN VOL. 2, this volume collects the Silver Age classics SHOWCASE #22-24, GREEN LANTERN #1-17, featuring Hal Jordan’s earliest adventures as Earth’s Green Lantern!

On sale January 3 o 528 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o RELIST

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN VOL. 1 TP

Written by Robert Bernstein and Jack Miller

Art by Ramona Fradon, Kurt Schaffenberger, Nick Cardy and others

Cover by Jim Aparo

Collecting classic tales of Aquaman from ADVENTURE COMICS #260-280, 282 and 284 and more! Over 500 pages highlighting classic tales of Aquaman, featuring the debuts of Mera and Aqualad!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 o 544 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #4

Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello

Art by Eric Battle, Cliff Chiang and Prentis Rollins

Cover by Bernie Wrightson

Batman challenges Gotham’s spookiest dead cop in a trial of mayhem and horror! Just wait until Batman learns what tricks of terror lie up the sleeve of…The Spectre! Plus, what are the extradimensional forces that compel Dr. 13 in his pursuit of debunking the impossible?

On sale January 10 o 4 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TRIALS OF SHAZAM #5

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Howard Porter

The red-hot maxiseries by Judd Winick and Howard Porter continues! Sabina, the Council of Merlin’s representative in the Middle East steps in and sabotages Freddy’s latest trial – succeeding in taking some power for the evil members who sponsor her!

On sale January 24 o 5 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #43

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Tony Daniel & Jonathan Glapion

Cover by Daniel

Part 1 of the eagerly anticipated “Titans East” story! Led by Deathstroke, a Teen Titans team consisting of Batgirl, Risk, Match, Alter Boy, Enigma, Sun Girl and Inertia is out to chew gum and kick butt…and guess what? They’re all out of gum!

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS: TITANS AROUND THE WORLD TP

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope

In the wake of INFINITE CRISIS, a new year of exciting adventures begins as Robin, Wonder Girl and the Teen Titans return to meet the “new” Teen Titans as recruiting begins for the mysterious and secretive Titans East! Plus, the Doom Patrol joins the Titans in their battle against the Brotherhood of Evil in this volume collecting issues #34-41 of the fan-favorite series.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #7

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and cover by Daniel Acuña

Homeland Invasion! President Knight unleashes his metahuman army to take care of the Freedom Fighters once and for all. Will our nation’s capital become the final resting ground for Uncle Sam?

On sale January 24 o 7 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #39

Written by J. Torres

Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker

Cover by Nauck

It’s Valentine’s Day at Titans Tower! But when Robin’s number one fan Larry is playing cupid, will the Teen Titans really want to get struck by love’s arrows?

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #29

Written by Jai Nitz

Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Introducing…Robin! The Dark Knight’s newest partner must join forces with Batgirl to protect Gotham City without Batman at his side. The young’uns will need all their training and instincts if Gotham’s going to stand a chance!

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #29

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Carlo Barberi & Tom Fowler

Cover by Ty Templeton

B’wana Beast’s “King of the Jungle” attitude is starting to rub Superman the wrong way. Can Animal Man play peacemaker or is the League headed for a dogfight?!

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG #5

Written by Jesse Leon McCann

Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht

Cover by Scott Jeralds

Heel before Dom! Krypto discovers he’s not the Last Pup of Krypton after all!

On sale January 31 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #9

Written by Sholly Fisch, George Krstic and Jim Alexander

Art by Dario Brizuela, John Delaney, Mike DeCarlo and Dan Davis

Cover by Matthew I. Jenkins and DeCarlo

Ben is faced with not just one but many villains all week long! What’s their secret connection?

On sale January 10

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #29

Written by Bobby London, Abby Denson and Jim Alexander

Art by Mike Kazaleh, Phil Moy and Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Robert Pope & DeCarlo

The Bean Scouts want to win the Bullfrog Races, but their contestant is too skinny! Plus, Ami and Yumi discover that not all free swag is good swag.

On sale January 31

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #146

Written by Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt, Bill Matheny, Barry Leibmann and Sam Agro

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

Cover by Scott Gross

Yosemite Sam and Daffy both want all the goldmines to themselves! But for that, they must ask the Goldfather a favor and show a little respect.

On sale January 3

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #116

Written by Robbie Busch, Scott Peterson and John Rozum

Art by Robert Pope, Scott Jeralds, Dan Davis and Scott Neely

Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae

Mystery, Inc. hits the Italian slopes and comes face-to-face with an abominable snowman in “Yeti Spaghetti.” Then our jet-setting team find themselves traveling by rail in order to uncover the “Mystery on the Alaska Express.” Plus, another amazing installment of “Velma’s World of Monsters.” Jinkies!

On sale January 17

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #474

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Kick off the new year in style, with a dose of MAD!

On sale January 3 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #13

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

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

On sale January 10 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 9

Written and illustrated by Mitsuba Takanashi

CMX. Kayano’s mom busts the kids on their overnight trip, forcing their relationship into the open. Surprisingly, her mom and his dad seem to be supportive – and on top of that, there’s happy news of a new family arrival. But Takeru’s mother returns, wanting to rekindle her relationship with her estranged son. And that may require Takeru to go someplace far away…without Kayano. What will he do?

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21 o 5″ x 7.375″

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

GALS! VOL. 9

Written and illustrated by Mihona Fujii

CMX. Ran’s father and teacher unite to trick her into taking the police entrance exam! Phase one of their master plan is successfully completed when they get a photo of Ran looking exactly like (gasp!) a prim and proper Japanese girl. But you can bet the rest of their conspiracy won’t be so easy.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21 o 5″ x 7.375″

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

THE EMPTY EMPIRE VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Naoe Kita

CMX. The New Emperor Idem story continues! Kirii and Kiara, the two winged fairies, are anything but sweet and innocent. Are they really interested in leading Rose through the tomb and towards Idea’s “inheritance” or are they part of some nefarious plan to do him harm?

Advance-solicited; on sale February 28 o 5″ x 7.375″

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

OMUAKE DESU. VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Meca Tanaka

CMX. Yuzuko is allowed a brief meeting with the boyfriend she had when she was alive. But if she tries to rekindle this relationship, she’s finished with GSG. A ghostly girl stalks Madoka, and wait until you find out why. And the gang takes on Christmas, New Year, and Valentine’s Day all in one volume!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 o 5″ x 7.375″

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

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 10

Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi

CMX. The Red Fortress mission continues and Musashi #9 steps up the action to rescue young Michiru from her ruthless kidnappers. Will she place the girl’s own brother in mortal danger in order to save her? Later, a new assignment begins as a group of foreign terrorists take an ambassador hostage in a Japanese department store.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 o 5″ x 7.375″

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

SWAN VOL. 9

Written and illustrated by Kyoko Ariyoshi

CMX. After getting off to a shaky start at the World Ballet Competition, Masumi salvages a potentially disastrous error, earns the respect of the audience and the judges and manages to advance to round 2. But she’ll have to do better than that to go head-to-head against Lilliana Maximova, Russia’s best-kept secret prodigy!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 o 5″ x 7.375″

200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o All Ages

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 12

Written and illustrated by Oh! great

CMX. Masataka must do battle with Madoka, the final “F” fighter. Madoka is prepared to strip down to the bare essentials-in every sense-to be victorious. Sohaku – the leader of “F” – has promised to marry her if she makes short work of the Juken Club. With Bob in the hospital, Aya a prisoner and the resurrected Fu Chien on the loose…things have never looked worse for the Juken Club! This title has been edited for U.S. release.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 o 5″ x 7.375″

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

YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima

CMX. Carno and Ibuki must put their true potential powers to the test when they match wits and skills with the ancient Order of Templar Knights. The secret world of the Knights comes into focus and more about their origin and purpose is revealed. Mystical powers, mind games and political maneuvering continue to raise the stakes – and the fate of the world is tied up in the battles between the warrior factions.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 28 o 5″ x 7.375″

192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o mature

DEATHBLOW #3

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art and cover by Carlos D’Anda

Variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze

After I.O.’s debriefing, Michael Cray knows he’s not Deathblow anymore. So who is he? The lowlifes, scum and filth of New York City are about to find out – and so is I.O. Trouble is, can he keep it from his family?

Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Carlos D’Anda; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Brian Stelfreeze, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale January 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #4

Written by Gail Simone

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

Variant cover by Neil Googe

Following the harrowing events of GEN13 #3, learn the fate of the re-captured team member! Will the other Gen13ers come together save their fallen comrade, or will they go their separate ways?

Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Talent Caldwell & Matt “Batt” Banning; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Neil Googe, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MIDNIGHTER #3

Written by Garth Ennis

Art and cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

Variant cover by Jason Pearson

You can’t just hop aboard a time machine and assassinate Adolf Hitler, no matter how bad he was. The Midnighter learns the cost of breaking the laws of time the hard way.

Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Jason Pearson, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STORMWATCH: PHD #3

Written by Christos N. Gage

Art and cover by Doug Mahnke

Variant cover by Glenn Fabry

The members of PHD visit Sin City to train and prep the first PHD force outside of Manhattan. But the true motivation for the trip soon becomes apparent…is the team prepared for the dark secret lurking in the shadows beyond the neon lights? Meanwhile, two members of PHD share a liaison that may be too explosive to stay in Vegas, and the shocking origin of Paris is revealed!

Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Doug Mahnke; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Glenn Fabry, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WETWORKS #5

Written by Mike Carey

Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend

The unholy workings of the Blood Box are revealed! Still in the company of Detective Ashe, a werewolf of the Muertos Angeles police force, Dane and Mother-One continue to learn about Vascar, the deadly rogue vampire who has wreaked havoc throughout the western U.S. Most important, they discover the secret of the Blood Box!

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TRANQUILITY #2

Written by Gail Simone

Art and cover by Neil Googe

Variant cover by Karl Kerschl

The intriguing new series by Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY) and Neil Googe (MAJESTIC) heats up! A funeral is planned for a fallen hero, and it brings out a range of emotions across the entire town. From the surly, formerly villainous locals to his allies and friends, this event will be one for the history books. Amid the happenings, Lindo is piecing together what happened and is looking to bring the murderer to justice – no matter who it is!

This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Neil Googe; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Karl Kerschl, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE AMERICAN WAY TP

Written by John Ripley

Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story

Collecting the acclaimed 8-issue miniseries by screenwriter John Ridley (Three Kings) and artist Georges Jeanty! In the early ’40s, the United States government launched the Civil Defense Corps, a group of “super-heroes” who could fight evildoers and communism. But that dream was far from reality by the ’60s. How far will America go to protect its dream of a better tomorrow?

Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

THE BOYS #7

Written by Garth Ennis

Art and cover by Darick Robertson

The series continues as Butcher takes Wee Hughie to meet the Boys’ greatest weapon against the Supes: a man called “The Legend.” Plus, meet the troubled hero Tek Knight – a man with a problem so unusual you’ll have to read this comic to believe it!

On sale January 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DANGER GIRL: BACK IN BLACK TP

Written by Andy Hartnell

Art by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis

Cover by J. Scott Campbell

Collecting the action-packed 4-issue miniseries! Abbey and Sydney go undercover to infiltrate an all-girl biker gang after a powerful Native American artifact is stolen. The girls take a wild ride into the dangerous world of espionage, motorcycles and black magic to track down the priceless item!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 21 o 96 pg, FC, $12.99 US

DANGER GIRL: ODD JOBS TP

Written by Andy Hartnell & J. Scott Campbell

Art by Phil Noto, Campbell, Arthur Adams and Joe Chiodo

Cover by Campbell

Reoffered to coincide with DANGER GIRL: BACK IN BLACK, this explosive collection features the HAWAIIAN PUNCH and VIVA LAS DANGER Specials as well as a tale by Arthur Adams and a unique DG story done in collaboration by J. Scott Campbell & Joe Chiodo.

In stores January 3 o 136 pg, FC, $14.95 o RELIST

RED MENACE #3

Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo & Adam Brody

Art by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey

Cover by Ordway

Stripped of his honor and thrown into jail, The Eagle thinks he’s hit rock bottom – and then things get even worse! Can his wannabe sidekick, The Falcon, pull him out in time…or will the young hero get pulled down along with his idol?

On sale January 17 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NINJA SCROLL #5

Written by J. Torres

Art by Michael Chang Ting Yu

Cover by Jonboy Meyers

Two monks hire Jubei to kill a monster terrorizing a village. But when Jubei arrives at the village, he is met with suspicion and even hostility. What do they have against the wandering ronin? What is this dangerous creature threatening their village? And why would the villagers rather live with the monster than have Jubei in their midst?

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SKYE RUNNER #6

Written by Allen Warner

Art by Alé Garza & Peter Guzman

Cover by Alé Garza & Richard Friend

Lady Skye learns her destiny in this climactic issue! Skye, along with Braylon and the rest of their band, is caught in an epic battle with monsters from the realm of dreams.

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final Issue

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #4

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Joel Gomez & Don Ho

Cover by Ben Oliver

A unique issue exploring the dream world of Freddy Krueger! Does the Dream Master himself dream? Haunted by “the one that got away,” Freddy gets a taste of the medicine he’s dealt out for years…and it won’t be pretty! Plus, Ben Oliver (Ultimate X-Men) debuts as the series’ new cover artist!

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE #3

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning

Art by Wesley Craig Cover by Darick Robertson

The horror is just beginning for visitors to Travis County as Leatherface and his brethren go to work. Whether it’s at the Blair Meat Factory or in the warren of tunnels beneath the town, the bodies pile up and a horrifying discovery is about to be made! Featuring the debut of new series cover artist Darick Robertson (THE BOYS)!

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

FRIDAY THE 13th #2

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Adam Archer & Peter Guzman

Cover by Ryan Sook

The terrifying new series continues as the local authorities ponder what led to the tragic events at Camp Crystal Lake…and the story unfolds in the sedated mind of the lone survivor, Sally. What secrets are harbored by the woods and lake, and what brought Jason back?

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SCALPED #1

Written by Jason Aaron

Art by R.M. Guéra

Cover by Jock

Introducing SCALPED, an all-new monthly series by up-and-coming writer Jason Aaron (THE OTHER SIDE) featuring the gritty art of R.M. Guéra (Heavy Metal).

Fifteen years ago, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in hopes of finding something better. Now, he’s come back home to find nothing much has changed on “The Rez” – short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. So is he back to set things right or just get a piece of the action?

Also at the center of the storm is Tribal Leader Lincoln Red Crow, a former “Red Power” activist turned burgeoning crime boss who figures that after 100 years of the Lakota being robbed and murdered by the white man, it’s now time to return the favor.

Now Dash – armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hellbent-for-leather attitude and (at least) one dark secret – must survive a world of gambling, gunfights, G-men, Dawg Soldierz, massacres, meth labs, trashy sex, fry bread, Indian pride, Thunder Beings, the rugged beauty of the Badlands…and even a brutal scalping or two.

For a dose of Sopranos-style organized crime drama mixed with current Native American culture, look no further than SCALPED!

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Will Dennis

100 BULLETS #80

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

Dizzy Cordova has been through two lifetimes of pain. And Agent Graves, the man who pulls her strings whether Dizzy knows it or not, has one more for her to endure. So is Dizzy in or out?

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

AMERICAN VIRGIN #11

Written by Steven T. Seagle

Art by Becky Cloonan & Ryan Kelly

Cover by Joshua Middleton

It’s the second coming of Adam Chamberlain as the new story “Wet” swirls Adam back to his home base of Miami. A miracle might be needed to salvage the damage done to Adam’s image over the past month, but he’s got God, a pit-bull mom, and the best publicity machine on earth on his side. His life could go right back to what it always was – unless a mystery woman in whose arms he’s already found himself once finds him a second time.

On sale January 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

DMZ VOL. 2: BODY OF A JOURNALIST TP

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood

Don’t miss this volume collecting issues #6-12 of the acclaimed series by Brian Wood! Roth’s star power lands the break of a lifetime: an interview with the infamous leaders of the Free Armies.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 7 o 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ VOL. 1: ON THE GROUND TP

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood

Reoffered to coincide with DMZ VOL. 2, this volume collects the first 6 issues of Brian Wood’s acclaimed series. In a not-so-distant futute, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand – Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ.

On sale January 3 o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US MATURE READERS o Relist

DMZ #15

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Riccardo Burchielli

Cover by Wood

“Public Works,” Part 3 of 5. Matty risks his undercover status by foiling a terrorist cell’s suicide bombing operation, thus turning away the mysterious girl who’d been helping him. Meanwhile, he uncovers who the terrorist’s main backers are, and once again realizes that things are never what they seem in the DMZ.

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

DEADMAN #6

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by John Watkiss

Part 1 of the 2-part “Homecoming.” Brandon Cayce’s troubles didn’t begin when he died in that downtown plane crash. The secrets of his life before death unfold as Brandon and Scott cope with the fact that their own father may have been part of conspiracy to breach the borders between dimensions.

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #3

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Jim Fern & Mark Pennington

Cover by J.H. Williams III

Aratsu, the deadly kami of knives, returns for the third and last time to collect on the debt the Hara twins owe. But while Kai and Toshi are prepared to battle him to the death, the price they’ll pay will be more terrible than they ever dreamed.

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

FABLES #57

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mike Allred

Cover by James Jean

Part 1 of the 2-part “Father and Son,” featuring phenomenal art by Mike Allred (Madman). As tensions continue to heat up between Fabletown and the Empire, Bigby reluctantly decides it’s finally time to square accounts with his long-estranged father, the North Wind. Bigby may not like him, but since he is the grandfather of his cubs, who seem to adore the old man, a trip home seems to be in order. So Snow and Bigby and all six (seven?) kids make the journey to the North Wind’s keep.

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #13

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Tony Moore & Ande Parks

Cover by Darick Robertson

Part 1 of the new 4-part story “Lies of our Fathers.” The Bug-Bee-Gone boys bury one of their own and another remains missing, but nature waits for no man, so the business of bug-killing must go on. When Henry attempts to quell an an infestation in a hospital ward, a figure from his past reminds him that the worst vermin are often human. Featuring a cover by Darick Robertson.

On sale January 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #7

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy

Cover by James Jean

Concluding the 2-part story “Jack Frost.” Jack now has the powers of the Snow Queen to do with as he will. His only job is to deliver winter to the next kingdom over in a timely manner, while the Snow Queen continues to suffer from her mysterious illness. How can anything possibly go wrong?

On sale January 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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b>JACK OF FABLES VOL. 1: THE (NEARLY) GREAT ESCAPE TP

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy

Cover by James Jean

The first five issues of the popular FABLES spin-off series are collected in this amazing new volume! Last seen hitchhiking from Hollywood, Jack’s now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. His extreme road stories and encounters with other notorious, renegade Fables are just a few of the situations in store for this fan-favorite character.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 28 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #228

Written by Denise Mina

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Lee Bermejo

Concluding Denise Mina’s 5-Part “The Red Right Hand.” Despite having gathered all the happy people he can find in one place, will “The Red Right Hand” have a happy ending? In the world of John Constantine, few things ever turn out for the best, but with a little help from his friends, could Constantine succeed in bathing Glasgow in good vibes?

On sale January 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

LOVELESS #15

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Danijel Zezelj

Cover by Marcelo Frusin

Atticus Mann, freed slave turned bounty hunter, faces off with Boyd Johnson, ex-confederate soldier-turned-scourge of Blackwater. Meanwhile, the mysterious secret of Blackwater comes into focus when Ruth finally confronts her tragic past.

On sale January 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS’S STARDUST TP

Written by Neil Gaiman

Art and cover by Charles Vess

Don’t miss this new softcover edition of the classic tale written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) and illustrated by Charles Vess, released to coincide with the major motion picture starring Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeifer!

In a Victorian-era tale of magic and romance, young Tristran Thorn falls in love with the town beauty and must go on an incredible coming-of-age journey in order to capture her heart. Living in the small countryside town of Wall, one night Tristran vows to his beloved to retrieve a fallen star that they witnessed crashing down from the heavens. Now to gain his love’s hand, he must leave behind his home and embark on a journey that will define the meaning of true love. Told through breathtaking painted illustrations, this fairytale for adults is a true masterpiece in storytelling.

On sale January 3 o 212 pg, FC, $19.99 US

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NEIL GAIMAN’S NEVERWHERE TP

Written by Mike Carey

Art and cover by Glenn Fabry

The comics adaptation of the acclaimed novel by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman is now available complete in one 224-page trade paperback collecting the 9-issue miniseries! This volume follows the adventures of an ordinary Londoner who stops to help an enigmatic girl and is drawn into a battle to save the strange underworld kingdom of London Below from destruction.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

MATURE READERS

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: SLEEP OF REASON #2

Written by John Ney Rieber

Art by Eric Nguyen Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Kieran finds himself in the care of refugees who have foreseen the coming of a man – or a monster – in a strange mask. They nurse him back to health, but his soul may be slipping into madness. His transformation into the Sandman can save him – or destroy him.

On sale January 17 o 2 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE OTHER SIDE #4

Written by Jason Aaron

Art and cover by Cameron Stewart

In this penultimate issue of the miniseries, PFC Everette gets his first taste of combat in Vietnam while Vo Dai narrowly escapes his own death. Meanwhile, both young men continue to struggle with their own demons and nightmarish visions that reach fever pitch before their inevitable showdown.

On sale January 3 o 4 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #14

Written by Douglas Rushkoff

Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine

Cover by Liam Sharp

“Babel” continues. As Pierre Fallow’s global currency comes to life in more ways than one, his disillusioned operative Dr. Green begs his former adversaries – Alan and Greta Stern – to help him save their son Jake. No one realizes, however, that someone will have to die in the boy’s place.

On sale January 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #53

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Goran Sudzuka & José Marzan Jr.

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

Back in the United States, the last man on Earth was first unmasked by a supermodel forced to work as a garbage collector after the death of the patriarchy. Years later, what surprising role does this beautiful young woman still have to play in the life of Yorick Brown?

On sale January 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

FABLES STATUE: BIGBY & SNOW WHITE

Designed by Mark Buckingham

Sculpted by Jim Maddox

This beautifully sculpted statue of Bigby Wolf and Snow White from Vertigo’s acclaimed FABLES series statue stands approximately 10.5″ high x 8″ wide x 9″ deep (including base), includes a four-color

Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a four-color box

Advance-solicited; on sale June 6, 2007

Statue o $195.00 US

BATMAN/SPAWN STATUE

Designed and Sculpted by Todd McFarlane and McFarlane ToysTying in to the Image comic Spawn/Batman: Inner Demons, this incredible, limited-edition hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue of Batman and Spawn measures approximately 12.5″ high x 12.75″ wide x 10.75″deep. It is packaged in a four-color box and includes a four-color

Certificate of Authenticity.

Advance solicited; on sale June 20, 2007

Statue o $225.00 US

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b>REACTIVATED! KINGDOM COME SERIES 2: ACTION FIGURES

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 13, 2007 o Action Figures o PI

BATMAN 7″

SUPERMAN 6.75″

WONDER WOMAN 6.75″ ”

GREEN LANTERN 6.75″

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b>WHO’S WHO MYSTERY BOX SET #3

A new series of Mystery Box figures featuring the JLA on Apokolips! This series of 2.5″ scale micro trading figures features six JLA figures battling on Apokolips! In addition, bonus parts included with each character can be assembled to create a miniature Darkseid statue! Each includes a full-color collectible character profile card. These 6 figures are individually packaged in a closed four-color box (with a check on the back of the box designating the figure inside). Shipped in a counter-ready four-color display. Some minor assembly required.

Collect them all!

Advance-solicited; on sale June 6 o Box set o PI

SUPERMAN 3.5″

BATMAN 3.5″

PLASTIC MAN 3.75″

BIG BARDA & MR. MIRACLE 3.5″

WONDER WOMAN 4″

ORION & KALIBAK 4.25″

BATMAN DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA

Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC DIRECT brings this deluxe 1:6 scale vinyl statue of BATMAN back in a new production run! This statue stands approximately 11.5″ tall and is packaged in a 4-color window box.

This new production run of the BATMAN VINYL STATUE is manufactured to order!

Advance-solicited; on sale June 27

Vinyl Statue o $99.99 US

THE JOKER DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA

Under special arrangement with KOTOBUKIYA, DC DIRECT presents this brand-new, deluxe 1:6 scale vinyl statue of THE JOKER, Batman’s deadliest arch-nemesis! This statue stands approximately 9.75″ tall and is packaged in a 4-color window box. THE JOKER 1:6 vinyl statue is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 27

Vinyl Statue o $89.99 US

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