DC Comics Solicitations, February 2009

Mon, November 17th, 2008 at 1:58pm PST | Updated: November 18th, 2008 at 7:23am

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

DC Comics Solicitations - Last Six Months

TRINITY #36-39
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens, Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher and Mike Norton & Ande Parks
Covers to issue #36 by Shane Davis & Richard Friend; covers to issues #37-39 by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang
The war to save all of reality rages on and is waged in the memory of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. But the legendary Trinity battle to end the conflict themselves by becoming more than just a memory!
Issue #36 on sale February 4; issue #37 on sale February 11; issue #38 on sale February 18; issue #39 on sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #686
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Andy Kubert & Scott Williams
Covers by Andy Kubert and Alex Ross
Variant sketch cover by Andy Kubert
“Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” part 1 of 2! Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) and superstar artist Andy Kubert (BATMAN, Marvel 1602) join forces for a special 2-part BATMAN event! “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader” is a captivating and mysterious tale the likes of which Batman and friends have never experienced before. Delving into the realms of life, death and the afterlife, Gaiman leaves no stone unturned as he explores every facet and era of Bruce Wayne’s life.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Andy Kubert and Alex Ross that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. For every 50 copies of the Standard Editions, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Sketch Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 11 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #853
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Andy Kubert & Scott Williams
Cover by Andy Kubert
Variant sketch cover by Andy Kubert
“Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” part 2 of 2! This second part of Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert’s special collaboration is sure to be a BATMAN story for the ages. This extraordinary tale, told as only Gaiman and Kubert can, explores the intricate relationships between Bruce Wayne and his friends and adversaries and builds toward an exciting and unexpected climax. It’s a classic in the making!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 50 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Sketch Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 25 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #685
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalháes
Cover by Alex Ross
An “Origins & Omens” issue! Continued from ACTION COMICS #874! With “New Krypton” behind him (for now), Superman must come to terms with the death of Pa Kent. And things heat up in Metropolis when the mysterious new Nightwing and Flamebird take up residence in the Man of Steel’s hometown! Are they here to help Earth like they say – or do their ties to Kandor run too deep?
This story sets up next month’s new status quo as Superman makes a tough decision, the repercussions of which will be felt for years! Please see page 73 for part 1 of this story!
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #10
Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Kelley Jones
Death strikes close to home for The Dark Knight as an important person in Bruce Wayne’s life dies at the hands of the Midnight Killer. But what’s Catwoman’s involvement? Will her heart belong to the murderous Midnight – both literally and figuratively – or can Batman stop this St. Valentine’s Day massacre before it’s too late?
On sale February 25 • 10 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SIMON DARK #17
Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Scott Hampton
Tragedy tears apart Simon Dark’s patchwork life! There aren’t many people who’ve gotten close to Simon Dark, but the events of this issue will leave them all hurt...or worse! Can Simon’s fragile world ever be stitched back together?
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #26
Written by Christina Weir & Nunzio DeFilippis
Art and cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez & Kevin Nowlan
From the late ’60s Batman TV show comes King Tut making his first comic-book appearance in Gotham City ever in part 1 of a 3-part arc! A trail of murders involving museum executives and the mysterious riddles left behind lead Batman to suspect an old foe is back at work. But the Riddler is safely locked up – and not too happy that someone has stolen his M.O.!
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING #153
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Don Kramer & Jay Leisten
It’s the fateful, final “Batman” Last Rites” issue featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup! As Robin, Dick Grayson fought alongside Batman as part of the dynamic duo, the greatest crime-fighting team in history. As Nightwing, he teamed up with his peers to combat injustice in the Titans and the Outsiders. Now, Dick Grayson faces the most important battle of his life. Batman is dead. The Mantle of the Bat must be passed, but it will require all of Dick’s training and skills to carry out the last wishes of Bruce Wayne and protect Gotham City. Will it be enough to protect himself from the dangers that await him? Or is this the last the world will see of Nightwing?
FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #183
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art and cover by Freddie E. Williams II
A “Batman: Last Rites” tie-in and featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Gotham City has found a new hero and his name is Robin – but with a battle for Batman's cowl looming, is Tim Drake ready to become something more? Guest-starring Jason Todd and Lady Shiva. And don’t worry, this final issue doesn’t mark the end of Robin – it’s just the start of an all-new beginning!
FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE OUTSIDERS #15
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Continuing where the epic BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS SPECIAL #1 left off, the mystery of who and what “The Insiders” are opens into a labyrinth of dread and deceit as The Outsiders, in their newest incarnation, follow Batman's final directives into a heart of darkness. If you’ve waited to pick up this title, jump on now for this exciting new era!
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #874
Written by James Robinson
Art by Pablo Raimondi
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
An “Origins and Omens” issue! Mon-El has been trapped in the Phantom Zone since Superman was a teenager, and now he might finally be able to return to Earth! But how will he overcome the fatal lead poisoning that kept him away for so long? And with all the changes the blockbuster “New Krypton” storyline wrought, would he even recognize the planet he left behind?
Meanwhile, life continues to be difficult for Superman thanks to Earth’s growing anti-Kryptonian sentiment. “New Krypton” may be over, but its fallout has only begun! To be continued in SUPERMAN #685, which you can find on page 68!
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ADVENTURE COMICS #0
Written by Otto Binder
Art by Al Plastino
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
One of the cornerstone stories of the DCU is reprinted in this special issue priced at just $1.00 featuring an important “Origins and Omens” backup tale! To celebrate the upcoming ADVENTURE COMICS #1, we’re reprinting a Silver Age classic from the title’s prior volume — ADVENTURE COMICS #247, the first appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes! Witness Superboy’s first encounter with three super-powered teens from the 30th Century – Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl! Featuring a new cover by Aaron Lopresti that’s an homage to the original!
On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US

SUPERGIRL #38
Written by Sterling Gates Cover by Joshua Middleton
Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne
“Who is Superwoman?” part 2! The mystery of the year continues! Supergirl uncovers a vital clue to Superwoman’s identity, but the Woman of Steel is more than willing to fight to protect her secrets! Plus, just what is Reactron up to – and what does a certain Metropolis police inspector have to do with it?
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #56
Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson
Art by Rags Morales & John Dell Cover by Rags Morales
This is it! The World's Finest Heroes face off against the JLA and their greatest foes – each other! The final chapter of "Super/Bat" explodes as the powerless Superman battles the unstoppable Batman with the soul of The Dark Knight hanging in the balance.vOn sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #127
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Claude St. Aubin & John Floyd
Cover by Stephane Roux
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Oracle calls on Batgirl to investigate her newest operative, Infinity, to find out what she's made of. The answer is a lot more disconcerting to the team than they’d expect in this series finale!
FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #17
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Part 3 of the 4-part “Reality Lost” arc finds Booster Gold transported back to a seminal day in the history of The Flash! Here’s a hint: it has to do with a bolt of lightning and a chemical bath!
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLUE BEETLE #36
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Carlo Barberi
Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Say goodbye to the bravest Teen Titan of them all as Blue Beetle takes on a whole space army all on his lonesome in a tale so epic it could only be called the “Valentine’s Day Dance Massacre”!
FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #22
Written by David Hine
Art and cover by Doug Braithwaite & Bill Reinhold
The 4-part “Without Sin” comes to its mind-blowing conclusion! On Earth, Green Arrow battles to protect the children of the Arcadia Orphanage. And on the planet Kahlo, Green Lantern and the Phantom Stranger locate the one cosmic power that can stop the evil of The Purge!
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #17
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton & Joe Rubinstein
Cover by Ladrönn
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Merlyn's been apprehended, but who's broken him out of custody? And what have they done to him? It all seems to be a horrific love letter to Green Arrow, which does not sit well with Black Canary!
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACK LIGHTNING: YEAR ONE #3-4
Written by Jen Van Meter
Art and cover by Cully Hamner
The mystery of the gang leader called The 100 deepens as does his hold on Suicide Slum as Black Lightning investigates his own father’s past. But only one person can really help him find the answers: Talia al Ghul!

Issue #3 on sale February 4; issue #4 on sale February 18
3 and 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #33
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! It’s the prelude to “The Blackest Night” as the “War of Light” continues to intensify! Mongul attempts to establish his hold on the Sinestro Corps by enslaving the planet Daxam and making it the home world of his Corps. What does Sinestro's right hand man, Arkillo, think of all this? And will Sodam Yat, the Green Lantern known as Ion, fight to save his homeworld, which he's vowed to never return to?
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #39
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
"Agent Orange" Part 1 and featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup tale! As the orange light of avarice erupts in violence within the Vega System, the secrets of the Guardians' pact with the criminals of the universe that has kept the Vega System off limits is revealed. Hal Jordan comes face to face with the mysterious and immensely powerful Agent Orange in a bizarre confrontation.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari ). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EL DIABLO #6
Written by Jai Nitz
Art and cover by Phil Hester and Ande Parks
The fiery finale! He's lost his allies, his girlfriend and his soul – now former mob lord Chato Santana, the new El Diablo, must use all his Tony Soprano-like cleverness to escape the death penalty. Will the DCU's new spirit of vengeance live to see another day?
On sale February 4 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #40
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by David Michael Beck
Meet Doctor Zimmerman, a physician with a hunger for knowledge matched only by his appetite for torture. When Hex ends up on his examination table, the recriminations start to fly – along with a few body parts! Join us for the first half of "Sawbones: A Grindhouse Western"!
On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #30
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Ed Benes
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Can the entire combined might of the Justice League of Amercia and Dr. Light stand up to the cosmic entity known as Starbreaker as he continues consuming the sun? Could this be another Final Night for the DC Universe?
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #24
Written by Geoff Johns & Jerry Ordway
Art and variant cover by Jerry Ordway
Cover by Alex Ross
“Black Adam and Isis” part 2 and featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup! The Justice Society faces off against a fully powered Black Adam and his wife, Isis, for control of the Rock of Eternity. But when Mary Marvel enters the fray, will she side with the Justice Society or join the Black Marvel family?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Jerry Ordway). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE MIGHTY #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Peter Snejbjerg
Cover by Dave Johnson
Variant cover by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado
Welcome to the world of The Mighty! Alpha One – America’s first and only Super Hero – is supported by Section Omega, an entire police force devoted to assisting him in his quest for justice. Lt. Gabriel Cole has worked his way up the ranks of Section Omega and his connection to Alpha One reaches back to his own tragic childhood and an accident nobody could have survived. But when murder strikes at the top of the organization, the case falls into his lap, and he’ll begin to learn what being a hero is really all about!
Written by Peter J. Tomasi (FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) and Keith Champagne (WORLD WAR III) with gorgeous art by Peter Snejbjerg (STARMAN, THE LIGHT BRIGADE), this new ongoing series is not to be missed!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Dave Johnson), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S. #1
Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Andy Clarke
Variant cover by Andy Clarke
The future is now in this all-new monthly series! Brainiac 2 is a hunted man. His cosmic police force safeguarded over 80 worlds until a mysterious adversary suddenly seized control. Now Vril Dox must recruit a new team to win back his command and free countless billions. But this time, he's basing his new group on the greatest heroes and villains of the 31st Century!
Guest-starring Supergirl and The Legion of Super-Heroes!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Andy Clarke), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Clarke). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #6
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott and Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Nicola Scott
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! This is the big one! After Junior's horrifying unmasking last issue, the bruised and battered remnants of the Secret Six try to deliver their package to their mysterious benefactor in Gotham City, a city made even more dangerous by the notable absence of Batman. The only problem is a crowd of villains and heroes determined to block them every step of the way!
On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

REIGN IN HELL #8
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Justiniano
The bloody denouement arrives as the heir to the throne of Hell is chosen! Will Blue Devil regain his soul? Will there be a Hell left once Lobo’s had his way? Will Dr. Occult convince his lost love to come home? Find the answers here!
On sale February 25 • 8 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION #4
Written by Billy Tucci
Art and cover by Billy Tucci
Holding out against all odds for four days without food and water, the trapped Easy Company has suffered countless wounds and fatalities. But as Sgt. Rock leads a desperate patrol to find sustenance, angels arrive in the forms of Johnny Cloud and the Haunted Tank. But unbeknownst to all, the Nazis have laid a trap for the Lost Battalion by springing 7,000 Reich soldiers against the would-be rescuers.
On sale February 25 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TERROR TITANS #5
Written by Sean McKeever
Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
As the Terror Titans wrestle with the revelations brought about by Clock King's trials, one teen stands triumphant in the Dark Side Club tournament. The winner will lead Clock King's newly formed army to their first – and final – target.
On sale February 4 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TITANS #10
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Howard Porter
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! It’s Titans vs. the JLA! In the aftermath of DCU: DECISIONS #4, the JLA wants Jericho, but the Titans don't give up on one of their own. In the end, though, it looks like they’ll lose another member!
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #68
Written by Sean McKeever
Art and cover by Eddy Barrows and Ruy JosevKid Eternity is back in this issue featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup tale! But is he here to stay? In part 3 of "The New Teen Titans," learn how the Kid's struggle with the Lords of Chaos and Order has progressed, why his abilities are on the fritz and how his arrival creates major problems for his teammates!
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #26
Written by Michael J. Uslan & F.J. DeSanto
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Brian Bolland
An unmissable and gorgeous 3-part vision of The Spirit’s female foils begins here! Star penciller Justiniano joins The Spirit film producers and new series writers Michael Uslan and F.J. DeSanto to bring you the heartbreaking tale of Silken Floss, the whip-smart super-scientist whose love for The Spirit is rivaled only by her ambition! And when the knock at the door of opportunity comes from the gloved fist of the Octopus, there’s no telling who she’ll betray to get her way.
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #10
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Graham Nolan & Dan Green
Cover by Justiniano
The secret’s out! The puzzling mystery of the island is revealed...but has it come too late for those who hoped for a life beyond its shores? Get set for some of the strangest, most explosive TNT clashes between men and beasts ever chronicled!
On sale February 25 • 10 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN #12
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Carlos Magno & Julio Ferreira
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Will Conrad
The duel universe-spanning epic concludes as the Justice League of America attempts to rally against Tangent Superman. It all comes down to one last-ditch effort as all hope remains with one lone individual. Who’s this being, and what’s their relationship to the Man of Telekinesis? And what will become of the Tangent Universe?
On sale February 18 • 12 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99

VIGILANTE #3
Written by Marv Wolfman Cover by Walter Simonson
Art by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Released from prison, Vigilante has learned that the Titans are the key to the mystery behind the recent election bombings. In order to flush out Jericho, the traitor on their team, Vigilante must confront the Titans to learn which one is harboring the former hero.
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION #5
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Cafu
Cover by Joshua Middleton
The stunning conclusion! Vixen becomes the one hero who can pull her Justice League of America comrades back from the brink of doom in her homeland of Zambesi — and Zambesi itself from becoming an engine of apocalypse!
On sale February 4 • 5 of 5, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #29
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
Variant cover by Marcos Martin
“Rise of The Olympian” part 4! Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! The Olympians have risen to begin their all-out assault on war across the globe! One particular attack could spell the end of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, and Wonder Woman's life is changed forever in the aftermath of Genocide's savage beating...and that's just the stuff we can tell you! Don't miss this crucial arc in Wonder Woman's history!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Aaron Lopresti), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Marcos Martin). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: THE HEART OF HUSH HC
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
Secrets shared years ago between Bruce Wayne and Tommy Elliott — a.k.a. Hush — come to light with dangerous consequences in the present! Guest-starring Catwoman, this new hardcover ties directly into the “Batman R.I.P.” event and collects DETECTIVE COMICS #846-850. As Batman finds himself barely capable of handling the diabolical threat of the Black Glove, Hush attacks Bruce Wayne in his personal life by setting his sights on Bruce’s ex-lover: Catwoman!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: BATMAN — THE ANNUALS HC
Written by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton and others
Art by Lew Sayre Schwartz, Dick Sprang and others
Composite cover by Curt Swan and others
Some of the greatest Batman tales ever are collected in this new hardcover! Reprinting the classic BATMAN ANNUALs #1-3 from 1961 and 1962, this can’t-miss collection reveals the secrets of the Batcave, the Bat-Signal and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 256 pg, FC, $39.99 US

THE BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 7 TP
Written by Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Jack Schiff and Joseph Greene
Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley and others
Cover by Jerry Robinson
The chronological reprinting of every Batman story continues with this new set of tales from the 1940s in which Batman and Robin meet Two- Face for the first time! Collecting BATMAN #12-13, plus stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #66-70 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #7.
90 Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN: HAUNTED GOTHAM TP
Written by Doug Moench
Art by Kelley Jones, John Beatty & Jason Moore
Cover by Kelley Jones
The team behind the popular BATMAN/DRACULA: RED RAIN, BLOODSTORM and CRIMSON MIST reunited in 2000 for the 4-issue miniseries HAUNTED GOTHAM, collected here for the first time. Cut off from the rest of the world, Bruce Wayne must prevail against a nightmare army of demonic villains, led by a patchwork Joker.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

CATWOMAN: THE LONG ROAD HOME TP
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes
Selina Kyle is back from the Hell Planet of SALVATION RUN — and she’s ready to get back into action in this volume collecting CATWOMAN #78-82, the final issues of the series. But to reclaim her place in Gotham City, Catwoman will have to declare war on the city’s underworld.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC , $17.99 US

CHECKMATE: CHIMERA TP
Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by Manuel Garcia
CHECKMATE #26-31 are collected in this final CHECKMATE volume. Once a human soldier, Chimera may be the only thing standing between civilization and total anarchy. But can Checkmate control him?
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME PART III HC
Written by Geoff Johns, Alex Ross and Peter Tomasi
Art by Alex Ross, Dale Eaglesham, Fernando Pasarin and Nathan Massengill
Cover by Alex Ross
Collecting JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19-22, and the JUSTICE SOCIETY: KINGDOM COME Specials MAGOG, SUPERMAN and THE KINGDOM! Picking up where PART II left off, the Justice Society begins to dissolve as Gog vows to bring peace to Earth in a way that frightens some and thrills others. Torn between Gog's desire to help the world and the moral cost it comes with, it's old guard vs. the new as the line that was drawn is crossed.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 15 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

SHAZAM!: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL TP
Written by Jeff Smith
Art and cover by Jeff Smith
“Remarkable . . . a comic book that can be savored and admired by everyone from kids to the most sophisticated graphic novel devotee.” — Entertainment Weekly
Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of BONE, tells the story of young orphan Billy Batson who finds himself transformed into the World's Mightiest Mortal whenever he says the magic word "Shazam!" In this new trade paperback edition collecting the cclaimed 4-issue miniseries at DC’s standard trim size, Billy must use these extraordinary abilities to face an invasion of alien creatures as well as stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW HC
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Cover by Jim Lee
From Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams (BATMAN: HUSH) comes this oversized, slipcased volume collecting the entire 12-issue "For Tomorrow" epic originally presented in SUPERMAN #204-215!
A cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected — not even Superman! Now, the Man of Steel must face the mystery of how millions of people vanished without a trace, only to find that he may be responsible. But the solution leads to a royal rumble with Wonder Woman! And after a battle with the deadly Equus, Superman comes face-to-face with the villain who has been responsible for turning his life upside-down!
Featuring an introduction by Azzarello, an afterward and sketch section by Lee and a newly illustrated 2-page origin of Superman by Lee & Williams!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 29 • 340 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $75.00 US

SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF ATLAS HC
Written by James Robinson and Jack Kirby
Art by Renado Guedes, Jack Kirby, Jose Wilson Magalhaes and D. Bruce Berry
Cover by Alex Ross
Titans clash in this first hardcover collection of SUPERMAN tales from fan-favorite writer James Robinson (STARMAN)!
Featuring SUPERMAN #677-680, this is the battle to end all others as Superman faces off with Atlas, lost god of myth. And when Atlas stakes a claim on Metropolis, it’s up to Superman and Krypto to take Atlas down.
As a bonus, this collection also includes FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #1, the 1975 tale by Jack “King” Kirby that introduced Atlas!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 1 TP
Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Kevin Maguire, Terry Austin & Al Gordon
Cover by Kevin Maguire & Terry Austin
Collecting the classic JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-6 and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #7! Can an unlikely new Justice League lineup work as a unit to stop terrorists at the U.N., the Royal Flush Gang, and other threats — or will they succumb to squabbling and bad jokes?
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: ENEMIES AMONG US TP
Written by Mark Verheiden
Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Matthew Clark, Andy Lanning, Marlo Alquiza and Joe Benitez
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Don’t miss this explosive new trade paperback volume collecting SUPERMAN/BATMAN #28-33! The JLA's Martian Manhunter attacks Batman! The villainous Parasite and Titano return! Superman's allegiances will be tested in this story involving the Green Lantern Corps and more!
94 Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AMBUSH BUG VOL. 1 TP
Written by Keith Giffen, Robert Loren Fleming, Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz
Art by Keith Giffen, Robert Oksner, Carmine Infantino, and others
Cover by Keith Giffen & Bob Oksner
Collecting DC COMICS PRESENTS #52, 59 and 81, SUPERGÎRL #16 (1984), stories from SECRET ORIGINS #48, ACTION COMICS #560, 563 and 565, AMBUSH BUG #1-4, SON OF AMBUSH BUG #1-6, AMBUSH BUG STOCKING STUFFER #1 and AMBUSH BUG NOTHING SPECIAL #1 — whew!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 480 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 4 TP
Written by Gardner Fox and Dennis O’Neil
Art by Mike Sekowsky, Dick Dillin, Sid Greene, George Roussos and Joe Giella
Cover by Neal Adams
The JLA continues to fight evil in this new bargain-priced volume collection JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61-83. These epic tales feature the JLA debuts of the Red Tornado and Black Canary, plus the annual adventure with the Justice Society of America!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 544 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT: CYBORG TP
Written by Mark Sable
Art by Ken Lashley, Carlos Magno and Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Ken Lashley
The 6-issue DC SPECIAL: CYBORG miniseries is collected in this new trade paperback spinning out of TEEN TITANS. Vic Stone has a new foe — one who was a friend, and has been turned into a killing machine by the mysterious Mr. Orr!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT VOL. 1 TP
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Neal Adams
It’s a time-warped tale for the ages as warriors throughout the history of the DCU find themselves trapped on a dangerous, dinosaur-infested island. How did characters like G.I. Robot, Enemy Ace and Firehair wind up here – and for what nefarious reason? Find out in this collection featuring issues #1-6 of the 12-part miniseries event!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #4
Written by Mike Kunkel
Cover and art by Mike Kunkel
This is it: the exciting conclusion to the face-off between Captain Marvel and Black Adam! With Black Adam back to full power and four of the seven Evils still at his side, Billy and Mary need to team up to figure a way to defeat him. All this, plus a trip to the Rock of Eternity! This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
RESOLICIT • On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPER FRIENDS #12
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Stewart McKenny & Phil Moy
Cover by J. Bone
Yo-ho, me hearties! The Super Friends have never faced a challenge like this before! What will they do when confronted with the menace of Starro and the Pirates?
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #2
Written by Matt Wayne
Art by Phil Moy
Cover by Scott Jeralds
Spinning out of the explosive new cartoon TV show, this stupendous second issue features Batman and the all-new Blue Beetle! Show writer Matt Wayne (Justice League, Ben 10: Alien Force) has the duo teaming up to investigate an invasion of mythical creatures!
Why are trolls are ogres from a video game raiding the real world? It’s up to Batman and Blue Beetle to find out – and they discover that someone’s not just playing around! All this action plus Batman's secret files await you in this ongoing series based on the newest cartoon incarnation of The Dark Knight!
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPER FRIENDS: FOR JUSTICE! TP
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Dario Brizuela, Joe Staton, Stewart McKay, Horacio Ottolini, Phil Moy and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by J. Bone
Storires from the first seven SUPER FRIENDS issues unite in a new collection of stories inspired by the red-hot line of action figures from Mattel! Filled with exciting, all-ages adventure, this volume features the Justice League facing some of their greatest foes, including Amazo and Gorilla Grodd!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE EIGHTH GRADE #3
Written by Landry Q. Walker
Art and cover by Eric Jones
As if being an 8th grader wasn't hard enough, a meteor strikes and makes all of the students at Stanhope Boarding School really super. And why is Belinda Zee suddenly being so nice?
On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

TINY TITANS #13
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar
Everyone’s favorite know-it-all, Psimon, is back and the Science Club will never be the same. Meanwhile, Raven shows just what a tough cookie she is, and Aqualad and his new friend come to a Pet Club meeting in stately Wayne Manor.
Retailers, please note: This issue contains stories that were originally solicited to appear in issue #12.
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #34
Written by John Rozum, Tom Warburton and Jason Hall
Art by Will Sweeney, Maurice Fontenot and Ethen Beavers
Cover by Jay Stephens
Sporting an all-new Secret Saturdays adventure featuring Hibagon! Plus, Kids Next Door and Samurai Jack!
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #54
Written by Sam Agro and Frank Strom
Art by Mike Kazaleh, Christopher Cook and Scott Roberts
Cover by Robert Pope
Lazlo and the gang take on a lake monster, Billy and Mandy take on a bully, and Dexter takes on multiple Dee Dees!
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LOONEY TUNES #171
Written by Bill Matheny and others
Art by David Alvarez & Mike DeCarlo and others
Cover by Scott Gross
Love is in the air as Taz meets the monster of his dreams! But who can teach him to sweep her off her feet? Why, none other than Monsieur Pepe Le Pew! Contains previously solicited content published here for the first time.
On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SCOOBY-DOO #141
Written by Scott Cunningham
Art by Roberto Barrios & Horatio Ottolini
Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae
The Scoobs bump into danger with a night of thrills, chills...and goblins? Get in gear for a frightening good time with this companion to the Scooby movie, Scooby-Doo and the Shadow Goblins! Contains previously solicited content published here for the first time.
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

MAD #499
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots Love is in the air this February! So make room in your goofy heart for our newest issue of twisty giggles and jokes!
On sale February 11 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

MAD KIDS #14
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots Who needs a Valentine’s Day sweetie when you’ve got your buddies at MAD KIDS? Hugs and kisses don’t stand up to our hilarious features and comic strips!
On sale February 18 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

STORMWATCH: PHD #19
Written by Ian Edginton and Christos Gage
Art by Leandro Fernández & Francisco Paronzini and John Paul Leon
Cover by Leandro Fernández
The fragile truce from StormWatch and The Authority’s first meeting is put to the test when they’re attacked by the overwhelming Eidolon and his army of the Mad!
And Christos Gage and John Paul Leon wrap up their backup story featuring the villain Tao and a shocking figure from WildStorm’s past.
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #27
Written by Scott Beatty and Christos Gage
Art by Mike Huddleston and John Paul Leon
Cover by Mike Huddleston
The kids make a detour on their trek across post-apocalyptic America for Grunge to experience the single greatest skate park in history!
And Christos Gage and artist John Paul Leon continue their Tao backup story as his master plan begins to come into focus!
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE AUTHORITY #7
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Christos Gage
Art by Simon Coleby and John Paul Leon
Cover by Simon Coleby
StormWatch and The Authority’s reunion is cut short as their attempts to rebuild the Carrier haven’t gone unnoticed...as the Eidolon and his army of the Mad take an interest! The first major battle of “World’s End” begins!
Plus, Christos Gage and artist John Paul Leon (EX MACHINA, SCALPED) continue their dark backup story featuring SLEEPER villain Tao!
On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MYSTERIUS: THE UNFATHOMABLE #2
Written by Jeff Parker
Art and cover by Tom Fowler
Auctioneer Gerald Ormond has a bad skin problem – his skin is telling the world about his infidelities! Mysterius suspects witches are at work, and his investigation unearths some groovy memories from his adventures in the 1960s. Meanwhile, Vic Chesnea is trying to recover from the botched séance, but now he's being haunted by books.
At this point, Mysterius’ assistant Delfi may be questioning

her career choice...
On sale February 18 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS #8
Written by Christos Gage and Russell Utley
Art by Pete Woods and Ben Oliver
Cover by Neil Googe
Artist Pete Woods returns for a story years in the making – a day in the life of Maxine Manchester! Maxine finds that she’s able to make a very unique difference in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles.
And in part 1 of a special backup, the critically acclaimed Puncture creative team of Russell Utley and Ben Oliver reunite for a dark look at the WildCats’ enemy, Defile!
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR TP
Written by Mike Costa
Art by Fiona Staples
Cover by Cully Hamner
Collecting the entire 6-issue miniseries, this is the story of The Authority’s urban hero Jack Hawksmoor before he joined the team. While preventing a massive robot attack on the Golden Gate Bridge, Hawksmoor gets unexpected assistance from a mysterious woman, then stumbles upon a locked-room murder mystery.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

PUSH #6
Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman
Art by Bruno Redondo & Aaron Minier
Cover by Mario Alberti
The revolution against Division comes to a head in the conclusion of this prequel to the new film! Refugee agent Ezra Lowe and his band of gifted rebels battle their former "brothers" in the first ever Psychic War!
On sale February 25 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

GEARS OF WAR #5
Written by Joshua Ortega
Art by Liam Sharp
Cover by Brandon Badeaux
Following a series of cataclysmic events, Delta Squad find themselves in the strategically worst possible position for fighting their alien attackers – underground! The Locust overwhelm the team and the casualties mount as the completion of Delta’s mission could mean their demise!
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

MIRROR’S EDGE #4
Written by Rhianna Pratchett
Art by Matthew Dow Smith
Cover by Niko Henrichon
Faith finally discovers what was inside the envelope in the safe, and will do whatever it takes to keep her family away from harm – no matter the cost to herself! Continuing the miniseries event written by famed game writer Rhianna Pratchett and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith (SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS) and presenting an adventure further fleshing out this incredible video game world!
On sale February 4 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

RESISTANCE #3
Written by Mike Costa
Art by CP Smith and Ramón Pérez
Cover by CP Smith
The best-selling Sony PlayStation 3 game continues its gripping story in comics! Nathan Hale and his Sentinel combat team are the last line of defense between the invading race known as the Chimera and the complete annihilation of humanity. As the invasion escalates, it’s only a matter of time before something terrible happens...
On sale February 25 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #16
Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden & Jerome K. Moore
Cover by Jon Buran & Tony Washington
Broll receives a mysterious summons away from Theramore on the eve of the summit between King Varian and Thrall. Garona is taken captive by the Forsaken, but to what end? Plus, the return of Rehgar Earthfury!
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE X-FILES #4
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Brian Denham
Cover by Jim Daly & Tim Bradstreet
Scully and Mulder are the targets of a killer from the Tong Underworld who is about to reignite a centuries-old gang war. If Mulder and Scully can’t figure out how this devious criminal can be in multiple places at the same time, San Francisco will erupt in a bloodbath!
On sale February 18 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

BANG! TANGO #1
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Adrian Sibar & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Howard Chaykin
A passionate ex-gangster tries to make good in his second life as a tango dancer in this new 6-issue miniseries from writer Joe Kelly (JLA, ACTION COMICS) and artist Adrian Sibar (BATGIRL). But his world is thrown out-of-step when an old flame tracks him down, bringing with her the violence of his old life as well as the smoldering sexual conflict that drove them apart. She’s sultry, vivacious and irresistible – she’s the girl of his dreams…but she’s carrying one dangerous, little flaw.
On sale February 4 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS #100
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
This is it. Nearly a decade in the making, the Eisner Award-winning, critically acclaimed series comes to its inevitably blood-soaked end. What final fate do agent Graves and the rest of the cast face? Who will be left standing when the gun smoke clears? Find out in the epic, final issue of the series Playboy magazine called “a meditation on money, power and morality...for our money, the best current ongoing series.”
FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR #7
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker
Blythe has traveled through a country that doesn't exist to a dimension of lost things to search for the stranger she's fallen in love with — a man who may or may not be a terrorist. Now, they will be reunited in the strangest way possible: Trapped in 10-year-old Zayn's body, Blythe will relive his life. The things she'll learn will shock her, and perhaps forever alter her course…
And to make sure no one misses the series that's winning raves from the industry's top names, the issue features a very special Vertigo event: a full 22-page story that’s a perfect jumping-on point for new readers and a recap of the story so far — all for only a dollar!
Retailers, please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
Advance solicited; on sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

AIR VOL. 1: LETTERS FROM LOST COUNTRIES TP
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker
Collecting the story that started it all, from AIR # 1 - 5! Blythe knew it was a risky time to be an airline stewardess, but the skies might be much more dangerous than anyone imagines.  She's just learned of the Etesian Front – vigilantes dedicated to take the skies back from terrorism. They're after a mysterious man she's just met.  And whether he's an average frequent flier or a terrorist, finding out will lead Blythe to discover the weird science of hyperpraxis – an innovation that will change the way we see technology forever.   
From the comics imprint known for breaking new ground, G. Willow Wilson and M. K. Perker bring a flight of fantasy for the age of technology.  
Retailers, please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 144 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #31
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Tony Akins & Jose Marzan Jr.
Cover by Brian Bolland
Part 4 of “Jack's Big Book of War.” You know how they talk about the "power of the printed word"? What they don't want to tell you is that this power is more than just how a bunch of ideas can convince people to do stuff. It's about how ideas can make things explode. So hold on to your hats, gang, these printed words are so powerful they're going to knock your socks right off your toes!
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES VOL. 5: TURNING PAGES TP
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins, Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland
Get ready for Jack’s adventures out West, as Smiling Jack Candle crosses paths with a grim sheriff from back East who carries no gun. Collecting issues #22-27 of the series Publishers Weekly says “any sophisticated comics fan will enjoy.”
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

FABLES #81
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by James Jean
In our fifth and final chapter of this first big post-war saga, you're going to find out why this story was called “The Dark Ages.” Yes, this is a dark story, and we're afraid you're not going to like it one bit – unless, of course, you think not nearly enough terrible and tragic things have happened to our stalwart heroes of Fabletown. We now suspect that, if the Fables had truly had any idea of the full consequences, they'd never have gone to war at all.
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

100% HC
Written by Paul Pope
Art and cover by Paul Pope
The edgy, groundbreaking epic from visionary Eisner Award winning creator Paul Pope is now available in hardcover! Collecting all five issues of the hard-hitting miniseries that takes a peek inside a cyberpunk vision of the year 2038 through the lives of six different people, this new volume includes a host of sketches, designs and other never-before-scene material from Pope.
Advance solicited; on sale April 15 • 256 pg, B&W, $39.99 US • MATURE READERS

HAUNTED TANK #3
Written by Frank Marraffino
Art by Henry Flint
Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta
A dead Cavalry General and the crew of his haunted M1A1 Abrams tank charge toward a victory that’s supposed to be in the bank. But liberating the locals from the tyranny of an outlaw regime isn’t as razor-cut and desert-dry as the crew were led to believe – especially when the Confederate ghost sees the seeds of a conflict in Iraq with which he’s all too familiar: civil war.
On sale February 4 • 3 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #39
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by John Paul Leon
“War Powers” part 3 of 4. Deep in Chinatown, Matty strikes it rich – at least for his bosses. Now he has a long fight back through the war-torn streets of New York. What's the money for, anyway? And what "game changer" does Parco have planned?
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

GREATEST HITS #6
Written by David Tischman
Art by Glenn Fabry & Gary Erskine
Cover by Glenn Fabry
Nick walks the red carpet at the hottest ticket in town – the Hollywood premiere of "Greatest Hits." Now that Nick knows the heroes in his life don't need to be super, can he be friends with the Mates? And what happened to the greatest super-team of all time? It's all part of the documentary's big reveal. Keep it in focus – it's the final issue, and this film is not yet rated.
On sale February 18 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #252
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Lee Bermejo
12 years ago in Liverpool, there was a bloody dockers’ strike. Things fell apart when a union leader caved-in to the bosses. Today, John Constantine has a new girlfriend and an extraordinary, horrible new skin complaint: A weeping, dark, knobby scab covers part of his body. And it’s growing. What’s the bizarre link between this skin fungus and a largely forgotten chapter of British Trade Union history?
On sale February 18 • 32

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #10
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Luca Rossi and Kyle Baker
Cover by Glenn Fabry
The final chapter of "Love Stories for Dead People" finds Fig in the basement at the heart of the labyrinth, while Harry and Ann square off against the nightmare that once kept Cain himself awake at night. Meanwhile, the massive party upstairs winds down with unexpected repurcussions. Also featuring a short story illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN).
On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #8
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend
Madame Xanadu is desperate to stop the brutal Jack the Ripper slayings and save the destitute women of Whitechapel. But it looks like the Phantom Stranger has other plans, and he’s been harboring them all along! Betrayal and love collide in the latest dynamic issue from comics legend Matt Wagner and skyrocketing art talent Amy Reeder Hadley.
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #15
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
“The Cross + The Hammer” part 5 of 6. Magnus' past is revealed, and if you thought it was impossible for him to get more dangerous, he just did. But Ragnar's tightening the noose, and Magnus is running out of room to maneuver. Thousands of men fight on a battlefield in Clontarf while these two men wage their own game of death.
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 1: BACK ON THE STREET TP
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Darick Robertson, Jerome K. Moore, Keith Aiken, Ray Kryssing, Dick Giordano, Kim DeMulder and Rodney Ramos
Cover by Darick Robertson
DC’s new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson! After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings.
In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients — humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for. And don’t miss Spider’s first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men's room.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS #4
Story by Neil Gaiman
Adaptation and art by P. Craig Russell
Cover by Yuko Shimizu
Variant cover by Joe Kubert
The conclusion of the adaptation of best-selling author Neil Gaiman’s novella THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS into comics by master storyteller P. Craig Russell (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS)! Hungry for revenge, the fox has nevertheless been forbidden from taking the life of the Master of Ying-Yang, the source of all of her beloved monk’s woes. But for a brave and crafty fox, there are worse fates to imagine than death. Featuring a variant cover by the legendary Joe Kubert (Sgt. Rock)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Yuko Shimizu), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Joe Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 4 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED #26
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Davide Furno
Cover by Jock
Sharpen your shanks and get ready as SCALPED goes behind bars! Part 2 of "High Lonesome" is a special stand-alone issue spotlighting the renegade FBI agent known as Diesel, a tougher-than-nails fanatic and wannabe-Native American who can't seem to keep himself out of trouble – even when he's locked up in jail.
On sale February 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS #12
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham
A psychologist could spend a lifetime figuring out what’s wrong with Danny Noonan. Well, they can poke him, prod him, lock him up and throw away the key, but in the final analysis, all that really matters is the truth as Danny’s quest to save Sadie from the Spiders takes an unexpected detour – then descends into the realm of nightmare.
On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #5
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Igor Kordey
As memories of the past begin to invade, Moses confronts the deeper truth of the soldier lurking within him. But what do those memories have to do with another unknown soldier?
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

MARCH ON EARTH VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Mikase Hayashi
CMX. A young girl must grow up quickly in the face of tragedy and care for her nephew. After the death of Yuzu and Tsubaki’s parents, Tsubaki became a single mother. But when she died in a fatal car accident, her younger sister Yuzu was left to care for the little boy by herself. With only the help of her friends and a kindly landlady, will she be able to meet the challenge of raising a baby?
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

ORFINA VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Kitsune Tennouji
CMX. Fana and a group of allies have to act fast to save the Duke’s family. The traitor Ruskin has his wife Meilura imprisoned, and has convinced her that her daughter is dead! As Fana and her band attack, the rocky past between former allies Shettofgart and Ruskin is revealed, mysterious enemies confront Fana using her real name, and one of her companions is mortally wounded.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 5.5" x 8" • 282 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka
CMX. As the annual school festival approaches, Kanzaki tries to make his true feelings for Kei clear. But Suwa—the former object of Kei’s attention—complicates matters when his frequent communication with Kanzaki makes Kei suspicious. As Kei tries to figure out the meaning of her mysterious dream, the location of the ring is finally revealed! Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 5" x 7.375" • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba
CMX. In this final volume, Peacock’s best actors travel to a remote tropical island to perform a play. Ryo and his mother will alternate the same role on different nights, and let the audience choose whom they prefer. But with her brain tumor still active, will Yoko even be able to make it through her performance? Then learn just what is going to happen between Aya and his agent, Yukari.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

EMMA VOL. 8
Written and illustrated by Kaoru Mori
CMX. The critically acclaimed series resumes with a collection of short stories focusing on the lives of several supporting characters. A young Mrs. Stowner and her husband both secretly try to save up money to visit England’s Great Exhibition. Eleanor Campbell spends a day at the beach trying to get over William, with surprising results. Experience a new insight into Emma’s Victorian world!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 5” x 7.375 • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +

GO WEST! VOL.2
Written and illustrated by Yu Yagami
CMX. Naomi forces Gunman and the Mingo Kid to promise her they will get along with each other. But the overzealous duo proves to be just as much trouble working as a team—they keep shooting anyone who even gets close to Naomi! Breaking out on her own, she meets Kay, the daughter of a deceased photographer. A picture Kay’s father once took may hold an important clue about Naomi’s mother.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 5" x 7.375" • 194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +

APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Tomomi Yamashita
CMX. Argent and Dr. Lulu are forced to make a quick decision whether to risk a dangerous procedure on a pregnant woman. Lulu tells Argent of a possible cure to a Basilisk’s poisonous condition—but there’s a catch and it might not work for him. She then enlists Argent on a dangerous mission to invade the headquarters of Zetton, the tyrannical union leader who rules the economy!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

WATCHMEN MOVIE: OWL SHIP SCALE REPLICA
This 1:24 scale replica of the Owl Ship is reproduced from the actual blueprints used to make the ship used in the movie! This replica includes environmental elements on the base that reflect owl elements seen in the film.
The entire cold-cast porcelain piece, including the base, measures approximately 7" high x 12" wide x 12" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. A 4-color Certificate of Authenticity is also included.
NOTE: Does not include light-up features. Advance-resolicited; on sale July 29, 2009 * Prop Replica * $325 US
Retailers, please note: This item is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

WATCHMEN MOVIE: DR.MANHATTAN (TRANSLUCENT) ACTION FIGURE VARIANT
This limited-edition variant Dr. Manhattan action figure is translucent!
DR. MANHATTAN • 6.75” high
LIMITED TO 5,000 PIECES!
Features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Packaged in a 4-color window box.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 25, 2009 * Action Figure * PI

WATCHMEN MOVIE: THE COMEDIAN (FLASHBACK) ACTION FIGURE VARIANT
This limited-edition variant action figure shows The Comedian in his glory days, as he is seen in flashbacks throughout the film!
THE COMEDIAN • 6.75” high
LIMITED TO 5,000 PIECES!
Features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Packaged in a 4-color window box.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 11, 2009 * Action Figure * PI

WATCHMEN MOVIE: RORSCHACH (UNMASKED) ACTION FIGURE VARIANT
This limited-edition variant Rorschach action figure features the character without his trademark mask!
RORSCHACH • 6.75” high
LIMITED TO 5,000 PIECES!
Features multiple points of articulation and a base. Packaged in a 4-color window box.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11, 2009 * Action Figure * PI

THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER POKER PACK
Following the popularity of THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER POKER SET, DC Direct now offers THE JOKER POKER PACK, a game-ready poker set featuring one deck of Joker-defaced playing cards and 20 chips! Packaged in a blister tray inside a 4-color window box, this pack can serve either as a stand-alone item or as additional chips and a replacement deck for the original prop replica set. The deck included is the standard “playable” 4-suit, 54 card deck, along with 20 chips in Joker-themed colors of green, purple, red and black (5 of each color are included).
Advance-solicited; on sale April 15, 2009
Poker Set * $19.99 US

THE DARK KNIGHT: 12” BRUCE WAYNE BY MEDICOM
Under special arrangement with Japanese toymaker
MEDICOM, DC Direct is proud to offer this 12” Bruce Wayne figure from the company’s popular Real Action Heroes line! Batman’s billionaire playboy alter-ego is dressed to impress in a fabric costume, with a body featuring 29 points of articulation.
The figure comes with a display stand and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Limited Edition!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 22, 2009 * Collector figure * $175 US
Retailers, please note: This item is not available for sale in Asia.

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE: THE PENGUIN BY BRIAN BOLLAND
DESIGNED BY BRIAN BOLLAND
SCULPTED BY RAY VILLAFANE
The BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE line continues to expand as The Penguin becomes the second villain to join the series! Designed by famed artist Brian Bolland, this pose is taken directly from a panel in BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE VOL. 1.
The statue measures approximately 6” high x 4.5” wide x 4.5” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 8, 2009 * Statue * $75 US

THE FLASH: GOLDEN AGE 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure
Jay Garrick, the original Flash, is portrayed in his prime as the latest addition to DC Direct’s popular line of 1:6 scale deluxe collector figures – the first Golden Age JSA character to get the 1:6 scale treatment! This version of The Flash is dressed in an intricate and authentically detailed costume, including a chrome-plated helmet. The figure comes with a display base and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 8, 2009 * Collector figure * $99.99 US

SUPERMAN MINI NEON SIGN
Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring Superman’s classic S-shield logo! The adjustable base unit can sit on a tabletop or be mounted to a wall.
Powered by a plug-in UL-adapter, the sign itself measures approximately 12" wide x 9" high and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 29, 2009 * Neon Sign * $89.99 US

THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES
BASED ON THE ART OF GEORGE PÉREZ
Includes:
Creeper • 6.75” h
Aquaman • 6.75” h
The Flash • 6.75” h
Black Lightning • 6.75” h
The exciting new action figure line continues! DC Direct presents figures to add to the ongoing line that spans the history of the DC Universe, as presented by artist George Pérez in the classic book THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE!
Planned to include more characters than any DC Direct line ever, THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE will help fulfill the requests for many fan favorite characters.
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 15, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

CATWOMAN VS. BATGIRL STATUE
DESIGNED BY MATT HALEY
SCULPTED BY ANDY BERGHOLTZ
Gotham City’s female foes do battle in a CLASSIC CONFRONTATIONS statue!
The latest addition to this line of statues sculpted by some of DC Direct’s premier talent features Batgirl confronting Catwoman as the feline fatale attempts to pull a bank heist. In a unique twist, not only does each figure’s cape suspend her in mid-air, but the capes act as bases on which the figures stand. Packaged as three separate pieces (Batgirl, Catwoman and the bank vault over which they are fighting), the statue can be set up in a variety of configurations. The Catwoman Vs. Batgirl Statue is limited-edition, hand-painted and cold-cast in porcelain. It measures approximately 8” high x 11” wide x 5” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.
Advanced-solicited; on sale July 29, 2009 * Statue * $225 US

AME-COMI: BLACK CANARY
PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY UDON STUDIOS
Dinah Lance unleashes her trademark Canary Cry to announce her arrival to the Ame-Comi line!
This limited-edition, non-articulated, 9” PVC statue comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 22, 2009 * Statue * $55 US

AME-COMI: HUNTRESS PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY PAITOON RATAN
Gotham’s beautiful, unpredictable Huntress reaches for her crossbow to show the rest of the Ame-Comi girls that she’s not one to mess with.
This limited-edition, non-articulated, 9” PVC statue comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 22, 2009 * Statue * $55 US

Heroes of the DC Universe: DARKSEID BUST
DESIGNED BY CARLOS PACHECO
SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN
Darkseid, the dread ruler of Apokolips, stands over the fire pits of his homeworld as he contemplates overtaking the universe in this new bust.
The third addition to the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust series, Darkseid is the first villain to infiltrate the line!
This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.75” high x 3” wide x 3.25” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance solicited; on sale July 15, 2009 * Bust * $65 US

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