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DC Previews: “Ion” #1, “Man-Bat” #1, “Skye Runner” #1 and “Bite Club: Vampire Crime Unit” #1

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DC Previews: “Ion” #1, “Man-Bat” #1, “Skye Runner” #1 and “Bite Club: Vampire Crime Unit” #1

DC Comics has released multi-page previews of titles shipping this April including “Ion” #1, “Man-Bat” #1, “Skye Runner” #1 and “Bite Club: Vampire Crime Unit” #1. The solicitation text for each issue, along with the preview images, can be found below.

ION #1 (of 12)

Written by Ron Marz; Art by Greg Tocchini; Cover by Ivan Reis

Following the events of INFINITE CRISIS and the RANN/THANAGAR WAR SPECIAL, writer Ron Marz (GREEN LANTERN) returns to the character he created, giving Kyle Rayner an entirely new lease on life in a new ongoing series with art by rising star Greg Tocchini (1602: New World, Thor: Son of Asgard)! A distraught Kyle Rayner has emerged one year later, transformed with abilities that may surpass those of any Green Lantern ever. So beware his power…because his might may not be on the side of right.

DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

On Sale April 26, 2006

MAN-BAT #1 (of 5)

Written by Bruce Jones; Art and cover by Mike Huddleston

Bruce Jones (YEAR ONE: BATMAN/SCARECROW, NIGHTWING, VIGILANTE) and Mike Huddleston (MNEMOVORE, The Coffin, HARLEY QUINN) present the savage return of Batman’s ultimate mirror image in a mind-bending new 5-issue miniseries! Kirk Langstrom has long had control of his Man-Bat alter ego, able to keep the beast and himself out of trouble. But now his control is slipping, with horrifying consequences for the people around him. And two more of Batman’s biggest foes have plans to turn Man-Bat’s predicament to their advantage!

Don’t miss this stunning new vision of a classic character – one that returns him to his original, terrifying roots!

Batman | 32pg. | Color | $2.50 US

On Sale April 19, 2006


Written by Allen Warner; Art by Alé Garza and Richard Friend; Cover by Garza and Friend; Variant cover by Jim Lee

[Editor’s Note: For more on this series, click here.]

Writer Allen Warner and artist Alé Garza (NINJA BOY) reunite for SKYE RUNNER, an exciting new series blending elements of fantasy and super-hero action!

Skye is a beautiful young woman – and the deceased king’s daughter – who always dreamed of becoming a knight. Unfortunately, she had to settle for being a Runner – until the day her life turned upside-down and magical fate changed her destiny forever! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with 2 covers by Garza and Friend and Jim Lee. See order form for details.

Wildstorm Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

On Sale April 26, 2006


Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; Art by David Hahn; Cover by Frank Quitely

[Editor’s Note: For more on this series, click here.]

Sex, violence and black humor are served up super-size when Miami’s Vampire Crime Unit investigates the murder of a drug-addicted stripper in BITE CLUB: VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT, the follow-up miniseries to the critically acclaimed, top-selling BITE CLUB, written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman with art by David Hahn and provocative covers by Frank Quitely.

The characters who survived BITE CLUB are back, playing cops and mobsters in a gritty, Vampire procedural that opens the vein of Miami vice – and proves the police blotter is a Rorschach test for self-mutilation, power exchange, money and revenge. The elite squad of cops has plenty of problems, including a wide-eyed rookie with a hot-on for the ferociously depraved Risa Del Toro – female Godfather of Miami’s toughest crime family – who just happens to be the prime suspect at the scene of the crime.

“(BITE CLUB is)…a lively, entertaining read.” –Vampirella Magazine

Vertigo | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US | Mature Readers

On Sale April 19, 2006

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