DC Comics solicitations for product shipping July, 2002

Mon, April 15th, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

BRUCE WAYNE: FUGITIVE

DETECTIVE COMICS #772
Written by Greg Rucka and Judd Winick; art by Sergio Cariello, Cliff Chiang and John Nyberg; cover by Steve Leiber and Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores July 3. "Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" Part 16. Sasha's been in jail for months, while Bruce Wayne has long since escaped. When a mysterious stranger arrives with a proposition - implicate Bruce and walk, or rot in prison 'till the day she dies - will Sasha finally give in? Plus, the concluding chapter to "Josie Mac," by Judd Winick and Cliff Chiang.


FC, 40 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #31
Written by Devin Grayson and Scott Peterson; art by Roger Robinson, Danijel Zezelj and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores July 17. "Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" Part 17. Batman tracks down a lead that brings about a startling discovery: Who was behind the Bruce Wayne smear campaign and how much absolute power his enemy actually wields. Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, "Hands," written by Scott Peterson (BATGIRL) and illustrated by Danijel Zezelj (Captain America: Dead Man Running).


FC, 40 pg. $2.50

BATMAN #605
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens; cover by Phil Noto


In stores July 24. The astonishing, extra-sized conclusion to "Bruce Wayne: Fugitive!" The entire Bat-crew assembles at the cave for the revelation of Vesper Fairchild's murderer. But identifying the murderer and capturing them are entirely different matters. A mind sharp enough to frame Bruce Wayne would have to be very, very difficult to snare… For more information, see the feature article. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


FC, 48 pg. $2.95

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #157
Written by Dwayne McDuffie; art by Val Semeiks and Dan Green; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores July 10. "Blink," Part 2 of 3. The road to oblivion narrows even further for Blink, the blind man who can "see" through the eyes of those he touches. As Blink makes contact with Batman and uses his "eyes" to discover Batman's deepest secrets, he is unaware that the "lone serial killer" he'd helped capture was in fact part of a conspiracy - a conspiracy that will stop at nothing to see Blink dead.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #92
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Sergio Cariello; cover by Mike Zeck and Jerry Ordway


In stores July 17. Batman guest-stars as Azrael's strange malady takes a startling new turn! With his heightened strength and violent urges, Jean Paul Valley seeks a new purpose…one he finds in a hallucinatory vision of St. Dumas himself! What strange task will Azrael undertake now? And will the Dark Knight be able to stop him before it's too late?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL #30
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Damion Scott and Klaus Janson; cover by Scott and Robert Campanella


In stores July 10. Writer Chuck Dixon (BIRDS OF PREY, Crux) steps in for a 3-issue arc! A Roman military cult, whose origins stretch all the way back to the legions of ancient Rome, is assassinating prominent Gothamites. Why? That's what Batgirl aims to find out. But when her investigation leads her head-on into Connor Hawke, will there be a martial arts dream team-up or a titanic tussle?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the GOTHAM GIRLS: BATGIRL ANIMATED POSTER, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #52
Written by Scott Peterson; art by Tim Levins and Terry Beatty; cover by Bob Smith and Beatty


In stores July 31. Gotham's wild and woolly Lower East Side has a new hero…and it's not the Dark Knight. No, these days the kids are going wild - literally - for Bane! Just what is going on here? And what is Batman going to do about it?


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

BIRDS OF PREY #45
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Dave Ross and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Phil Noto


In stores July 24. Black Canary and Connor Hawke are trapped in the past, on an island where no shelter is strong enough to protect them from dinosaurs. And just to show you how bad things have gotten, they've been forced to ally themselves with Deathstroke! It's "The Most Dangerous Game," DC style!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #9
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Brad Rader and Rick Burchett; cover by Paul Pope


In stores July 24. The concluding chapter to "Disguises" finds Catwoman up against crooked cops, a crooked system, and one good cop after her as well. While Detective Allen tries to take Catwoman down, Holly finds herself the object of a massive manhunt. And, at the end of the day, our hero can only stop the symptom, not the disease that's rotting out the ranks of the Gotham police. At last, the player behind it all is revealed!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN: SELINA'S BIG SCORE HC
Written and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke; pinups by Mike Allred, Shane Glines, Jaime Hernandez, Adam Hughes, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Steranko, and Daniel Torres; painted cover by Cooke


In stores July 31. Taking place just prior to CATWOMAN #1, this gorgeous hardcover finds the feline fatale presumed dead, cut off from her fortune and desperate to make a lot of money...fast. When she hears about a mob train full of unmarked cash, Selina assembles a crew of professional thieves to help her take it down. She needs the money bad...but is she ready for the consequences? Plus, a bonus pinup section showcasing Selina/Catwoman rendered by some of the industry's hottest artists! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Hardcover $24.95

BATMAN: EGO - relist
Written and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke; cover by Cooke


In stores July 31. This beautiful Prestige Format one-shot is reoffered to coincide with the release of CATWOMAN: SELINA'S BIG SCORE HC - featuring story and art by Darwyn Cooke (CATWOMAN, Spider-Man: Tangled Web). EGO offers a glimpse of the psychological conflicts that drove Batman early in his career.


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

HARLEY QUINN #22
Written by Karl Kesel; art by Brandon Badeaux and Dan Davis; cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson


In stores July 10. It's the final chapter of Harley's trip to that big, bad place way, way below the surface! Harley's determined to escape her supernatural prison, but to do that, she's going to have to get past Highwater - the official doorman of the great beyond. But where brute force fails, perhaps the key to the prison lies in the key to the heart. Sound mushy? It ain't!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

NIGHTWING #71
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Michael Golden


In stores July 17. The new creative team of Devin Grayson, Rick Leonardi & Jesse Delperdang makes its debut with Part 1 of the 4-part "Something About Mary." Chief Redhorn's wife has been keeping a journal. And though she may not know it, the journal implicates nearly every crooked cop and politician in Bldhaven. Now she's suddenly the target of squads of assassins! It's action galore, and Nightwing's caught in the middle. For more information, see the feature article. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #104
Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Michael Lopez and Pepoy


In stores July 24. Spoiler's identity has been compromised, and now Robin must risk revealing his to a hidden enemy in order to save her. Meanwhile, the mystery of the Astrology Lady grows, as a series of bizarre events all lead back to her. But how can Robin stop someone whose power is out of control?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

SUPERMAN #184
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Pascual Ferry and Cam Smith; cover by Kilian Plunkett


In stores July 10. "Return to Krypton II" Part 1! Superman's father Jor-El appears at the Kent farm, looking for Kal-El - and takes him back to the strange Silver Age Krypton. But things aren't quite what they used to be. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the SUPERMAN #14 STATUE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #606
Written by Joe Casey; art by Duncan Rouleau and Marlo Alquiza; cover by Kilian Plunkett


In stores July 17. "Return to Krypton II" Part 2! Jor-El and Superman confront the Rao zealots, led by the evil Xon-Ur - who has harnesed the power of Krypton's red sun. The duo must also rescue Kal's mom Lara from their clutches. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #128
Written by Mark Schultz; art by Karl Kerschl; cover by Kilian Plunkett


In stores July 24. "Return to Krypton II" Part 3! Superman and Jor-El battle their way into the Temple of Rao, where, at its heart, the planet's true nature is revealed. But death may come to someone close to them. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ACTION COMICS #793
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Mark Morales; cover by Kilian Plunkett


In stores July 31. The conclusion to "Return to Krypton II!" It's all-out war on Krypton! And to make things worse, the planet's red sun is expanding, threatening to engulf Krypton. Will Superman witness his homeworld die one more time? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERGIRL #72
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Leonard Kirk and Robin Riggs


In stores July 24. Amid ancient Aztec ruins in Mexico, Supergirl, Mary Marvel and Buzz must fend off the attack of the serpent god Quetzlcoatl, who's been resurrected by the Demon Mother Lilith to help execute her master plan. We also learn there may be another snake in the grass lurking nearby, one Supergirl would never suspect!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the SUPERGIRL ANIMATED POSTER, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

SUPERMAN IN THE SIXTIES TP - relist
Written by Jerry Siegel and various; art by Curt Swan, Wayne Boring, Kurt Schaffenberger, Neal Adams, and various; cover by Swan


In stores July 3. Reoffered to coincide with the "Return to Krypton II" storyline, this trade paperback collects seventeen incredible Silver Age stories of the Man of Steel - including SUPERMAN #141's classic "Superman's Return to Krypton" tale. Plus, stories of Superboy, Superbaby, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, and more - as well as a memorable team-up with Batman!


FC, 240 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

DC UNIVERSE

ALL STAR COMICS ARCHIVES VOL. 8 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, John Broome and Robert Kanigher; art by Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, Lee Elias, Paul Reinman, and various; cover by Win Mortimer


In stores July 31. The adventures of the Justice Society of America reached a high point in the stories collected here. Reprinting ALL STAR COMICS #34-38 (1947-1948), this volume also features a foreword by writer and Golden Age enthusiast Roy Thomas. It was a time of supreme villainy: the Wizard, Per Degaton, the Injustice Society of the World, and more - some of DCU history's most vile characters. As a bonus, Superman and Batman make guest-appearances as members! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 208 pg. Hardcover $49.95

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 (MILLENNIUM EDITION) - relist
Written by Gardner Fox; art by Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs; cover by Sekowsky and Murphy Anderson


In stores July 17. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 STATUE, this special Millennium Edition features the first appearance of the classic JLA. Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter team-up to battle Starro the Conqueror! Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS TP
Written by Gardner Fox; art by Mike Sekowsky, Bernard Sachs and Sid Greene; painted cover by Alex Ross


In stores July 10. The CRISIS begins here! The much-demanded early "Crisis Crossover" stories are finally collected, featuring the Justice League of America (Earth-One) meeting their Golden Age predecessors, the Justice Society of America (Earth-Two)! This volume collects the first four 2-part "Crisis Crossover" adventures, reprinting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21-22, 29-30, 37-38, and 46-47. Our heroes battle the Injustice Society, the Crime Syndicate of Earth-Three, the evil Johnny Thunder, and the Anti-Matter Man! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

Look for the CLASSIC CRIME SYNDICATE ACTION FIGURES, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP - relist
Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Prez, Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo, and Jerry Ordway; painted cover by Prez and Alex Ross


In stores July 10. Worlds lived. Worlds died. And the DC Universe was never the same after this earth-shattering saga that saw the deaths of many heroes and redefined the DC Universe forever. This trade paperback is reoffered to coincide with the release of THE CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS TP, which contains stories that set the stage for this one.


FC, 368 pg. Trade Paperback $29.95

THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP - relist
Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Prez and Karl Kesel; painted cover by Alex Ross


In stores July 10. This unusual project, which spun out of the universe-changing events of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, is reoffered again! Narrated by Harbinger (a central figure from CRISIS), HISTORY brings readers back through time and space to the dawn of creation, and continues on to the end of recorded history - as Harbinger reveals "the History of Heroism."


FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

DEADMAN #8
Written by Steve Vance; art by Shawn McManus; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores July 10. Deadman fights to save an abandoned child from the clutches of its mercenary mother, the evil Nanda Parbat exile named Onyx, only to be caught in the crossfire between her and the assassin known as Sensi.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DOOM PATROL #10
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores July 3. Just when the Doom Patrol thought it was safe to get back to the work of being the world's strangest super-hero team, comes the murderous mystery of the Black Vulture! All this, plus giant worms and...Amazo?!?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #188
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Dan Panosian; cover by Kolins


In stores July 31. The astonishing extra-sized conclusion to "Crossfire!" The saga of the Rogues and the Thinker running riot through Keystone and Central City culminates with this issue, and the Flash has been pushed to his limits. Just how is this all going to end? Featuring Chyre, Morillo, Goldface, Piper, and guest-star Cyborg!


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

THE FLASH: TIME FLIES
Written by John Rozum; art and cover by Seth Fisher


In stores July 10. Wally West, the Flash, investigates why time itself seems to be moving at an accelerated rate! Flung ahead in time to an amazing future world, Wally seeks a fugitive from our era who is behind this temporal anomaly. A man, thanks to the very same Speed Force that Wally taps into, who moves every bit as fast as the Flash! But it's a vastly different world they're on, where both men are complete strangers who don't know the rules! And they'd better be quick studies, before they're exploited by futuristic forces who want to control them both! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

GREEN ARROW #15
Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores July 24. Kevin Smith ends his run on GREEN ARROW with a bang! Truth be told, it's going to be a whole lotta' bangs. Smith never has ceased to amaze and surprise readers during his run on Green Arrow. He's taken Oliver Queen from Hell's gates to Heaven's fields in the "Quiver" storyline. He's shed new light on the underbelly of Star City and unfinished parts of Ollie's life. With this landmark fifteenth issue, Kevin Smith bids farewell to the hero he helped bring back from the dead. Note: This issue is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for appearances by Green Arrow in HAWKMAN #5 and THE POWER COMPANY #6, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

GREEN ARROW: QUIVER HC - relist
Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores July 24. Collecting the hottest storyline of 2001, this reoffered hardcover reprints GREEN ARROW #1-10 by writer Kevin Smith and artists Phil Hester & Ande Parks, featuring the return of Oliver Queen! With appearances by the JLA, Black Canary, Arsenal, the Spectre, the Demon, and Deadman - and an introduction by Kevin Smith - this hardcover has it all!


FC, 232 pg. Hardcover $24.95

GREEN LANTERN #152
Written by Judd Winick; art by Eric Battle and Robert Campanella; cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores July 17. Green Lantern, Sentinel and Jade have their hands full trying to save New York from itself! An uncontrollable madness has gripped the citizens of New York, and not even the combined might of our heroes will be able to control it. Things go from bad to way, way, way worse as the source of the insanity comes forward, with a power that no Green Lantern can stop!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

HAVEN: THE BROKEN CITY #8
Written by Ashley-Jayne Nicolaus and Matthew P. Schuster; art and painted cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores July 31. As a visit from President Luthor approaches, the heroes of Haven punish a defeated enemy, even as another, more unexpected foe is revealed! The Alliance has already found one of Anathema's pawns in a surprising place. But do they harbor another traitor in their midst?


FC, 32 pg. (8 of 9) $2.50

HAWKMAN #5
Written by Geoff Johns and James Robinson; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by Andrew Robinson


In stores July 3. Green Arrow guest-stars in "Slings and Arrows" Part 1 of 2! In St. Roch, the "Night of All Saints" always has been the biggest party in the South. But as the bodies pile-up, Hawkman begins to suspect who's bringing the green-shafted shish-ka-bobs. The Hawks are searching for a killer whose only trail leads to their reluctant ally, Green Arrow.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

IMPULSE #88
Written by Todd Dezago; art by Carlo Barberi and Terry Austin; cover by Barberi and Wayne Faucher


In stores July 10. Impulse speeds into the future to attempt to recover his long-lost best pal Carol. Will he be successful? And will they be reunited at last? Anything is possible!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #68
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores July 31. An "Obsidian Age" prologue, leading into this summer's 6-part bi-weekly storyline! After the events of last issue, the JLA and a host of DC's most powerful mages (including Zatanna, Tempest and Faust) are left to investigate the raven-black magic that is still stirring near the Atlantic Trench, former resting place of the undersea continent of Atlantis. When the continent itself is suddenly found above the waves - along with evidence that Aquaman may have survived - the League commits to a course of action that will change the face of the team and the lives of its members forever.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: DESTINY #2
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tom Mandrake


ELSEWORLDS. In stores July 3. Triumph, Captain Thunder, Wonder Woman. By virtue of their raw power alone, they are becoming the new leaders and decision-makers of the Justice League, and the rest of the JLA doesn't like it. Meanwhile, the madness continues as the Justice League must contend with an international terrorist bent on the betterment of the world, and his utopia bears a terrible price! With buildings in rubble and cities in flames, the League searches for the man behind it all while its ranks are being torn apart from within.


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

JSA #38
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Steve Sadowski and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Rags Morales


In stores July 24. The new Hourman, Rick Tyler, journeys to an inter-dimensional timefield to confront his dead father about Rex's life as the original Hourman, and learn the motivation of a failed family man. Meanwhile, Jakeem, with the help of the Thunderbolt, learns of a life he almost had. After discovering his father through a wish, he must now gather together the scattered pieces of his life to somehow find direction.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JOHN CASSADAY CREATING CRISIS
Written by Stan Lee with Michael Uslan; art by John Cassaday; covers by Cassaday (front) and Adam Hughes (back)


In stores July 17. Stan Lee's staggering vision of the DC Universe comes to a pulse-pounding conclusion as all the "Just Imagine" heroes must face the menace of Crisis, illustrated by John Cassaday (PLANETARY, Captain America)! The ultimate foe has been revealed, and now the Deathlord of the Dream Realm threatens all existence! The heroes of the JLA know they're in for the fight of their lives, but will one of their own betray them? For more information, see the feature article. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #9
Written by Matt Howarth; art by David Lopez; cover by Butch Lukic


In stores July 3. The comic based on the hot Cartoon Network show continues with "Stepping Out," the troubling tale of a super-hero's dilemma: balancing a love life with his duties to the JLA. When evil strikes, it's never convenient - and the Flash somehow must help the Justice League save the world without raising the ire of his beautiful date. This romantic catastrophe is wrapped up in a cover by Justice League animator Butch Lukic.


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

LAB RATS #4
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


In stores July 3. Part 1 of a 3-part time-travel adventure that brings the Rats face-to-face with the Man of Steel! Launched fifty years into the future, the Lab Rats discover a devastated Metropolis…and a mystery only an elderly Jimmy Olsen may be able to solve. But will discovering the source of Metropolis's troubles enable the Rats to return to the present? Also: Who is this future city's mysterious master? And why does he harbor so much hatred for Superman? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LEGION #10
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Olivier Coipel, Kev Walker, Kalman Andrasofszky, and Lanning; cover by Coipel and Lanning


In stores July 24. A Harvey Award nominee for "Best New Series" and Wizard: The Comics Magazine's "Book of the Month" for April! Over a three-day period, a rescue attempt is made, the United Planets swears in a new president, the Legion elects a new team leader, and Robotica heads for Earth! Could these be the final days of the 31st Century as we'll know it?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MYSTERIOUS SUSPENSE #1 (MILLENNIUM EDITION) - relist
Written by Steve Ditko and D.C. Glanzman; art and cover by Ditko


In stores July 10. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE QUESTION ACTION FIGURE (solicited in Previews Vol. XII #1), this Millennium Edition features the solo debut of the enigmatic hero the Question! Featuring plot and art by the co-creator of Spider-Man, the legendary Steve Ditko!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

POLICE COMICS #1 (MILLENNIUM EDITION) - relist
Written by Jack Cole, Will Eisner, Gil Fox, Paul Carroll, and various; art by Cole, Eisner, Reed Crandall, Arthur Peddy, Fox, and various; cover by Fox


In stores July 10. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the PHANTOM LADY ACTION FIGURE (solicited in Previews Vol. XII #1), this special Millennium Edition features not only the debut of the Phantom Lady, but also Plastic Man, the Human Bomb, Firebrand, Chic Carter, and more!


FC, 64 pg. $3.95

THE POWER COMPANY #6
Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Tom Grummett, Yanick Paquette and Prentis Rollins; cover by Grummett and Michael Bair


In stores July 17. Green Arrow guest-stars, as an old client of Josiah's returns seeking a favor - one that'll put the Company at odds with the irascible archer. Featuring a special flashback sequence (drawn by Yanick Paquette) to Josiah's first encounter with Green Arrow and Black Canary, as well as GA's response to the existence of the Power Company today. Plus, internal tensions trouble the firm, and Sapphire's power is tested and explored.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SHAZAM! FAMILY ANNUAL #1 (1953)
Written by Otto Binder; art by C. C. Beck, Mac Raboy, Pete Costanza, Jack Binder, and Bud Thompson; painted cover by Beck


In stores July 24. A "lost" annual reprints four exciting Marvel Family adventures! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #18, CAPTAIN MARVEL, JR. #12, and THE MARVEL FAMILY #1 and #10, this volume contains the amazing debut of the World's Mightiest Girl! Plus, watch the Marvels as they battle the villainy of Captain Nazi! Thrill as the Marvel Family combats the evil Sivana Family! And cheer as they face the deadly Black Adam for the very first time! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 80 pg. $5.95

THE SPECTRE #19
Written by John Ostrander; art by Norm Breyfogle and Dennis Janke; cover by P. Craig Russell


In stores July 3. Guest-writer John Ostrander (JLA: INCARNATIONS) pens this standalone issue! Hal Jordan heeds the call of a lone girl searching for freedom and hope on Apokolips. Now he must contend with Darkseid for the salvation of her soul. It's a battle that has been waiting to happen as two of the most powerful beings in the universe go head-to-head. Who will win in this test of wills? Only "the Source" will tell, and the answer lies behind the Promethean Wall.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUICIDE SQUAD #11
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Paco Medina and Joe Sanchez; cover by Michael Bair


In stores July 10. The Squad must face a mysterious super-group tied to the Squad's past. Now this group, holding a secret grudge and bent on revenge, picks off the members of Task Force Omega one by one. Faces familiar to old-time Squad readers appear, as the new Squad members disappear into that long goodnight.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE TITANS #43
Written by Tom Peyer; art by Barry Kitson and James Pascoe; cover by Jos Luis Garca-Lpez


In stores July 24. On Earth, chemicals gave the followers of alien visitor Garret Donovan super-powers. In another dimension, chemicals ravaged and mutated the population of Donovan's homeworld. Now, the Titans have followed Donovan to the Chemical World in an attempt to help the dying populace. But will they become victims of its deadly drugs instead?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

WONDER WOMAN #183
Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Roy Allan Martinez, Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Jimenez and Jos Villarrubia


In stores July 31. Wonder Woman comes face-to-face with the true mastermind behind the takeover of the lost world of Skartaris. Plus, the continuing adventures of Donna Troy, illustrated by Phil Jimenez!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

YOUNG JUSTICE #47
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker


In stores July 3. Part 1 of the 4-part "Fighting MAAD." Things get serious when Empress's father goes missing. Now the team must go behind enemy lines in a foreign country to find him. This issue begins a story that will mark a major turning point for the team, and culminates in the action-packed 50th issue!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

CARTOON CARTOONS #12
Written by Dean Haspiel, Jim Alexander and Mo Willems; art by Willems, Dave Schwartz, Scott McRae, Jason McDonald, and Mike Kazaleh; cover by Van Partible and McRae


In stores July 24. In a visit to the local museum, Johnny Bravo finds out he don't know much about history…or science…or women. Plus, Weasel and Baboon go around the world, and Sheep gets chased by General Specific's giant robot in the Big City!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

LOONEY TUNES #92
Written by James Denning, Brett Koth, Frank Strom, Jennifer Moore, and Sean Carolan; art by Leo Batic, David Alvarez, Mike Kazaleh, Howard Simpson, Ruben Torreiro, and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Neal Sternecky


In stores July 3. Get ready for the duel of the century as Marvin the Martian squares off against Yosemite Sam! Lola Bunny quits her job as pizza delivery girl to the gods…which makes the gods very, very angry! All this, and Bugs and Daffy too!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE: THE COMIC
Written by Amy Rogers; art by Phil Moy, Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by ??


In stores July 17. DC Comics is proud to bring you the official comic book adaptation of The Powerpuff Girls Movie! It's the never-before-told story - summarized in the opening credits of the hit Cartoon Network TV show - of the Powerpuff Girls' creation, their first, super-destructive week of life, and their first brush with arch-enemy Mojo Jojo! For more information, see the feature article! Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


FC, 48 pg. $2.95

Note: No regular issue of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS will be solicited this month. Issue #29 will be offered in next month's Previews.

SAMURAI JACK SPECIAL #1
Written by Genndy Tartakovsky; art by Lynn Naylor and Bill Wray; painted cover by Wray


In stores July 31. The origin story and first great adventure of the samurai star of Cartoon Network's hit show makes its debut as a spectacular super-sized comic! Coming from the past and flung into the far future, Samurai Jack must find a way back home somewhere in this new, hostile land. For more information, see the feature article! Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


FC, 64 pg. $3.95

SCOOBY-DOO #62
Written by John Rozum and Earl Kress; art by Joe Staton, John Delaney, Horacio Ottolini, and Terry Beatty; cover by Staton and Dave Hunt


In stores July 10. "The Dragon's Eye" continues! In the historic city of Damascus, Scooby-Doo and the gang try to find a fragment of the Dragon's Eye jewel before a deadly cat-demon does! Plus, Mystery Inc. tries to help the heirs of a technology company whose amazing gizmos can't protect them from being haunted!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

WILDSTORM

THE AUTHORITY: EARTH INFERNO AND OTHER STORIES TP
Written by Mark Millar, Joe Casey, Warren Ellis, and Paul Jenkins; art by Chris Weston, Frank Quitely, Cully Hamner, Georges Jeanty, Garry Leach, Trevor Scott, Karl Story, and Ray Snyder


In stores July 3. WildStorm's wildest super-team returns in its third trade paperback - an anthology of outrageousness collecting some of the Authority's most unforgettable tales. Included is the much talked-about "Earth Inferno" story from THE AUTHORITY #17-20, where the very planet we live on rebels against its inhabitants. Plus, THE AUTHORITY 2000 ANNUAL, and two tales from the WILDSTORM SUMMER SPECIAL: an introspective look at Jack Hawksmoor and a peek into the private life of the nanotech-enhanced Engineer. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #1
Written by Joe Casey; painted art and cover by Ashley Wood


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores July 17. An "Eye of the Storm" debut series. From the strange and powerful minds of Joe Casey (WILDCATS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) and Ashley Wood (Hellspawn, Popbot) comes a brave new look at super-heroes. Where have all the heroes gone? What is Mecha Six VII? What kind of action can you score in Mexico City? Who is Automatic Kafka, and why is he the greatest super-hero of the new age? For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS
Written by Marv Wolfman; art and cover by Joe Phillips


In stores July 10. Adapted from the new horror/comedy film starring David Arquette, debuting in theatres this Summer! Chris McCormick returns to his hometown only to discover it being attacked by giant mutant spiders! Will McCormick and beautiful sheriff Sam Parker be able to save the terrified townsfolk from the rampaging arachnids? Or will the spiders put the "bite" on them? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

THE ESTABLISHMENT #11
Written by Ian Edginton; art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores July 17. With George Bulman dead, Truelove's soul is stranded in DeadSpace - the afterlife off-shoot from the Bleed - with little hope of ever returning to the land of the living and a nice cup of tea. As the team desperately searches for a means to retrieve him, the enigmatic Dr. Orwell and his own meta-humans are embarking on their own seemingly "mission impossible" - to steal the lobotomized alien god that tried to wipe out all life on earth (in THE AUTHORITY) and kick-start its brain!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GEN13 #0
Written by Chris Claremont, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Al Garza, Jesus Saiz, Juan Roman Cano, and Palmiotti; cover by Garza


In stores July 3. Preview the next generation of Gen-Active teens for only 13 cents! Fan-favorite writer Chris Claremont teams up with hot artist Al Garza for a special 12-page story introducing brand new characters, locales and villains! Plus, two 4-page lead-in chapters to 21 DOWN and THE RESISTANCE - two upcoming series from WildStorm! For more information, see the feature article. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. Retailers please note: Copies of this issue will be given away at the Wizard World: Chicago and Comic-Con International: San Diego conventions.


FC, 32 pg. $0.13

HIGH ROADS #4
Written by Scott Lobdell; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores July 3. Where were we last issue?! Oh, that's right: atop a speeding train heading for a demolished bridge as Nic Highroads and Sloan were in pitched battle with the leader of the Brotherhood of the Iron Cross! Below, in the luggage compartment, Sir Arthur Bombridge has his own tiny hands full battling the machine gun-wielding Nazi soldiers. But have our trio's life-threatening adventures been for naught? They have to ask themselves this when they discover that Morpheous' Necklace might not exist at all…that perhaps it's just the code name for something insidiously evil.


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 6) $2.95

OUT THERE: THE EVIL WITHIN TP
Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores July 24. The first six issues of the hit CLIFFHANGER series is collected! Four teens find themselves in danger as an ancient menace, the evil Draedalus, begins to invade their hometown of El Dorado City. But how do you escape evil when it's co-opted your parents, your teachers, the mayor…the whole town?!? Brought to you by the creative team that brought you CRIMSON - writer Brian Augustyn, superstar penciler Humberto Ramos and inker Sandra Hope. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

CRIMSON: LOYALTY AND LOSS TP - relist
Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores July 24. Reoffered to coincide with the release of OUT THERE: THE EVIL WITHIN, this trade paperback collects CRIMSON #1-6 - the first hit Cliffhanger Productions series by the creative team of OUT THERE.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

ROBO DOJO #6
Written by Marv Wolfman, J. Torres and Conor Libby; art by Greg Lane, Dario Brizuela and Vince Russell; cover by Michael Golden


In stores July 10. In an explosive finale, the gang learns the true secrets behind the trouble at their Robo Dojo. But knowing who the traitor is and what that person is after doesn't help if you're outnumbered, outgunned, and their Robojin are bigger than yours! Will any of our heroes survive the climactic battle? Also, the startling conclusion to the NANOBOTZ backup feature! Their bodies are tiny but their courage is immense!


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

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #1
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Scott Williams


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores July 10. WildStorm's "Eye of the Storm" line debuts, as one of its original titles returns with a brash new team and a bold new direction! Funded by the United Nations in response to the growing super-human threat, Team Achilles is a group of highly-trained human operatives, equipped with the latest in high-tech weaponry and gadgetry. They're prepared to take down - with lethal force if necessary - any costumed individual who assumes they have the authority to speak for humanity. For more information, see the feature article. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. II #1
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill


In stores July 24. One of the most celebrated series in recent memory makes its triumphant return! The action begins immediately following the events in Volume One. It is 1898, and there are strange rumblings in the sky. Flashing lights dance across the horizon. The Martians are coming…and the Earth will never be the same. Extra bonus feature: A travel guide of fantastic proportions! Presenting a visitors' guide to some of the world's strangest places - a magical mystery tour unlike any other! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (No Ads) (1 of 6) $3.50

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN HC - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill


In stores July 24. Reoffered to coincide with the highly anticipated second volume of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, this exceptional hardcover volume collects all six chapters of the first exciting Victorian adventure periodical. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, 192 pg. Hardcover $24.95

PROMETHEA BOOK THREE HC
Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray; cover by Williams III and Jose Villarrubia


In stores July 17. The celebrated AMERICA'S BEST COMICS series offers a third hardcover collection. Featuring the first half of a cosmic road trip (reprinting issues #13-18), this volume finds Promethea and Barbara travelling an unlikely, but not necessarily inimagined path. Their wanderings take them through the many realms of Heaven and Hell, visiting manifestations of great visions and visionaries. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Stacia is the acting Promethea - protecting and serving the people of New York while Promethea is away. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Hardcover $24.95

VERTIGO

100% #2
Written and illustrated by Paul Pope; cover by Pope


In stores July 10. The sci-fi "graphic movie" from VERTIGO continues. Futuristic heavyweight boxing champion Haitous prepares for his most difficult match to date - which is a cake walk compared to his connection (obsession?) with club manager Strel. Secretive go-go dancer Daisy puts her best face (and stomach) forward as she hits the stage with a performance of the neo-erotic sensation, Gastro - unaware that her diary is in the hands of the club's most notorious busboy. Kim and Eloy inadvertently are set-up at a performance art exhibition, but it's what Kim uncovers about Eloy's chorus of 100 tea kettles that really blows her mind.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 48 pg. (2 of 5) $5.95

100 BULLETS #38
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores July 31. "Cole Burns Slow Hand." This second in a series of six standalone stories finds Minuteman Cole Burns returning to his old stomping grounds of New York City. Question is, is he there for business, or pleasure? For a man like Cole, business usually means someone else is caught in the cross-hairs. This job, though, might not be so easy. At least not if Mr. Shepherd has any say about it.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the 100 BULLETS POSTER, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

AMERICAN CENTURY #17
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Marc Laming and Digital Chameleon; painted cover by Jim Silke


In stores July 24. Part 1 of the 4-part "Coming Home." Harry Kraft's back in Chicago, blowing hot air in the Windy City and hoping life's changed since he left. The jazz clubs are still hopping, the cops are still corrupt, and the camera clubs are still clicking. But when Harry finds out his black sheep brother's no longer among the living, it forces him into a reunion with the one person he wishes was dead. Whatever happens, don't touch the hair.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ANIMAL MAN: ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES TP
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chas Truog, Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood, Steve Montano, and Mark McKenna; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores July 24. The second collection of Grant Morrison's groundbreaking run on ANIMAL MAN is here in July. Reprinting issues #10-17, plus the 19-page story from SECRET ORIGINS #39, this volume shows Animal Man moving more and more deeply into the cause of animal rights. But something else is going on beyond his burgeoning radicalism. Strange visions of aliens, people disappearing into strange pencil-like drawings, and hints of a terrible Crisis lurk around the edges of reality. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

ANIMAL MAN TP - relist
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chas Truog, Tom Grummett and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores July 24. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the ANIMAL MAN: ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES TP, this essential volume reprints the first nine issues of one of the most original, innovative and thought-provoking comics of the last dozen years. Buddy Baker is more than just a second-rate super-hero. He's also a devoted husband, a loving father of two and a fierce animal rights activist. But just as he's attempting to jump-start his super-hero career again, his life takes some unexpected and bizarre turns.


MATURE READERS


FC, 240 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #15
Written by Robert Rodi; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores July 31. Where have all the good days gone, when G.O.O.D. was good and E.V.I.L. was evil? Catch up with the entire KNOCKOUT cast and find out what has been happening since we last saw them. This frenetically paced issue also serves as the prologue to the next 3-issue action-packed storyline, and is penciled by Ed Benes - fresh from a run on WildStorm's GEN13. It's time to jump on the bandwagon!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE CRUSADES #17
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Kelley Jones and Ron Randall; painted cover by Aron Wiesenfeld


In stores July 3. One man wants to kill her, another wants to marry her, a third seeks her forgiveness, and a fourth requests her unyielding oath of allegiance! She...is Venus Kostopikas, and her many worlds are about to collide. The Ash Wednesday Killer's sinister agenda rocks Venus to her core and causes her to make a fateful choice: Will she expose the myth of the Knight, or further it to her own ends?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

FABLES #3
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Lan Medina and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores July 17. Part 3 of 5-part "Legends in Exile." The mystery of Rose Red's murder unfolds at a feverish pace. Bigby Wolf grills the Black Forest Witch, who may have returned to her old eating habits. Snow White consults her boss, Fabletown's Mayor King Cole, who reveals his secret knowledge of Rose's love life. Boy Blue and Flycatcher spill far too much blood. And jailed suspect Jack receives two surprise visitors behind bars: an angry, knife-wielding stranger and Bigby, who's forced to reveal his true colors.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FILTH #2
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura


In stores July 3. Grant Morrison's new creator-owned series continues! In "Perfect Victim" the weirdness escalates as abused microbots, mind-controlled debauchees, and the world's deadliest assassin - who just happens to be a Russian chimpanzee - all take the stage. Just one question: What does it all mean? The only way to find out is to read it.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 13) $2.95

GODDESS TP
Written by Garth Ennis; painted art and cover by Phil Winslade


In stores July 3. The controversial miniseries from Garth Ennis and Phil Winslade is finally collected, featuring a foreword by Winslade and a collection of never-before-seen sketches and character designs. When Rosie Nolan suddenly manifests the unlikely ability to perform impossible feats of telekinesis, she becomes hunted by a CIA agent and others on a chase around the globe. For more information, see the feature article. Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 256 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

UNKNOWN SOLDIER TP - relist
Written by Garth Ennis; art by Kilian Plunkett; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores July 3. Reoffered to coincide with the GODDESS TP, this collection reprints Garth Ennis' classic VERTIGO miniseries. In addition to the shocking decade-spanning tale of honor and espionage, and the distinctive original covers by Tim Bradstreet, the UNKNOWN SOLDIER paperback features design sketches by Bradstreet and artist Kilian Plunkett (Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire).


MATURE READERS


FC, 112 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

HELLBLAZER #176
Written by Mike Carey; art by Steve Dillon; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores July 31. "High on Life," Part 2 of 2. With Angie in a hospital bed and the mystery of Gemma's absence deepening, John is starting to take things personally. But the only way to cleanse Elster Tower of its aura of evil and madness is to take the fight to his enemies. No weapons, no plan, no backup. But sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #13
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Jon Foster


In stores July 10. "A Declaration of War!" Tim's search for the Codex Raziel has set a new war in motion on the magical battlefield. From Faerie to Earth, factions are suddenly plotting and planning. And, in a bookstore in London, Molly O'Reilly has suddenly turned up, and in the battlefield of Tim's heart, a new war is raging.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LUCIFER #28
Written by Mike Carey; art by Dean Ormston; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores July 24. In this standalone story, the fallen cherub/miniature bodyguard Gaudium steps into the spotlight. Along with his even more delinquent sister, Spera, he ventures into the Realms of Pain in quest of a powerful magical artifact. Demons, slug monsters and man-eating staircases bar his path, but Gaudium's an imp with a mission: to get in and out before the archangel Michael realizes how badly he's screwed up.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MIDNIGHT, MASS #4
Written by John Rozum; art by Jesus Saz and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores July 17. "The Four Sisters," Part 1 of 3. The Kadmons are hired to investigate a supernatural burglary only to find themselves smack dab in the middle of an ancient Hindi cult hell-bent on the ressurection of the deadly Four Sisters. Abandoned churches, human sacrifices and psycho chicks plague the Kadmons as they try to recover some of the world's most valuable artifacts.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 8) $2.50

S.C.I.-SPY #6
Written by Doug Moench; art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Gulacy


In stores July 3. The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming! Can Sebastian Starchild, Isis Nile and the rest of the S.C.I.-SPY agents save the Arcturus System from the Xenos alien race? Find out in the Earth-shattering conclusion of the intergalactic S.C.I.-SPY series!


MATURE READERS


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

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #58
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; cover by Robertson


In stores July 17. The government troops enforcing martial law across a spreading area of the City just put a lit match to the social tinderbox. All the tensions of the last two years are going to turn into a fireball - and Spider and his team have nowhere left to run.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

VERTIGO POP: TOKYO! #1
Written by Jonathan Vankin; art and cover by Seth Fisher


In stores July 10. The first of several VERTIGO POP miniseries debuts. A lone American armed with a state-of-the-art digicam invades Tokyo in search of the ultimate in techno-cool. Just when he thinks he's figured the place out, a precocious, ultra-hip Japanese high-school girl sweeps him away into the fast, furious and unforgiving underside life in the world's most electric city. Traditional Japanese values of honor, harmony and Yakuza gangs collide with the accelerated influence of American pop culture, exploding into a crisis that could happen nowhere but Tokyo! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


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

Y - THE LAST MAN #1
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores July 17. A new VERTIGO adventure series begins with an extra-sized first issue. Suddenly - and without warning - a mysterious plague kills every living creature on the planet with a Y-chromosome. Every male…except for amateur escape artist Yorick Brown. How will this lone remaining male (not counting Ampersand, Yorick's surly helper-monkey) be used and exploited by world powers hoping to repopulate their empires? And will he ever find his missing girlfriend and one true love, an exchange student trapped in Australia? Action, science fiction, horror, romance, humor, and social commentary collide in this new kind of thriller for the next generation of VERTIGO. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

PARADOX PRESS

ROAD TO PERDITION SC - NEW EDITION
Written by Max Allan Collins; art and cover by Richard Piers Rayner


In stores July 3. A new edition of this much-demanded Graphic Mystery arrives just in time for the soon-to-be-released motion picture starring Tom Hanks! Michael O' Sullivan is a hitman, but he's also an upstanding husband and father of two young boys. When his worlds collide, taking the lives of both his wife and the younger of his sons, O'Sullivan and his surviving son leave their sedate home life behind and embark on a startling father-and-son journey of revenge. Featuring a new introduction by Max Allan Collins. Co-published (with a separate edition) from Pocket Books. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 304 pg. Paradox Compact Format (5 1/2" x 8") $13.95

MAD

MAD ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Harvey Kurtzman; art by Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Will Elder, and John Severin; cover by Kurtzman


In stores July 17. Celebrating fifty years of one of America's most popular humor magazines, this introductory, oversized Archive volume reprints the first six issues in their entirety - delivering "Humor in a Jugular Vein." Under the guidance of Harvey Kurtzman, one of history's most gifted storytellers, MAD defined satire for an entire generation of readers - children and adults alike. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: Consult your retailer order form for a special incentive.


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover (8 1/2" x 11") $49.95

MAD MAGAZINE #420
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores July 3. In the spirit of Independence, remember that the freedom to laugh is the greatest freedom of them all. Or is it?


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

MAD XL #17
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores July 10. More Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, a Readers' Choice poll winner, a MAD Moldy Oldie, and a special creator of the month highlight this summer fun issue!


B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

DC DIRECT

Retailers, please note: Unless otherwise specified, the following items are manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final products may differ from images shown. These items are advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for July-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews.

100 BULLETS POSTER
Painted art by Dave Johnson


VERTIGO. Advance-solicited; in stores October 23. Giving a whole new meaning to "hardboiled," 100 BULLETS has won acclaim, awards and the fervor of readers for its edgy look at a world of violence and vengeance. Now, the world of 100 BULLETS comes alive with the 100 BULLETS POSTER, featuring striking painted art from the cover of issue #25 by Dave Johnson. This full-color poster measures 24" x 36".


FC, Poster $7.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS SKETCHBOOK POSTER
Art by Arthur Adams, Hilary Barta, Gene Ha, Kevin Nowlan, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Rick Veitch, and J.H. Williams III


Advance-solicited; in stores October 23. From the mind of writer Alan Moore comes America's Best Characters: Tom Strong, Promethea, Top 10, and others! Now, this amazing assortment of heroes is gathered for this stunning 24" x 36" full-color poster, featuring art from the cover of the AMERICA'S BEST COMICS SKETCHBOOK. Featured artists include Arthur Adams, Hilary Barta, Gene Ha, Kevin Nowlan, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Rick Veitch, and J.H. Williams III.


FC, Poster $7.95

CLASSIC CRIME SYNDICATE: JOHNNY QUICK ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores November 13. Meet the members of the Crime Syndicate, the Earth-3 evil counterparts of the members of the JLA, one of the most fondly remembered teams of villains from the Silver Age of Comics! Johnny Quick was an arrogant super-speedster whose powers almost enabled him to run away with victory over the JLA. The JOHNNY QUICK ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6 3/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes with a base in the shape of the Crime Syndicate shield, with Johnny Quick's name printed in gold. Packaged in a resealable 4-color blister pack. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action Figure PI

CLASSIC CRIME SYNDICATE: OWLMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores November 13. Owlman is the brains of the Crime Syndicate - a diabolical master planner whose highly advanced mind allows him to momentarily dominate the wills of others. The OWLMAN ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6 3/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes with a base in the shape of the Crime Syndicate shield, with Owlman's name printed in gold. Packaged in a re-sealable 4-color blister pack. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action Figure PI

CLASSIC CRIME SYNDICATE: POWER RING ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores November 13. Power Ring possesses a mystical ring of almost limitless power, given to him by a mad holy man. The POWER RING ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6 3/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes with a Power Battery, a one-size-fits-all PVC Power Ring for the consumer, and a base in the shape of the Crime Syndicate shield, with Power Ring's name printed in gold. Packaged in a resealable 4-color blister pack. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action Figure PI

Look for the first appearance of the Crime Syndicate in the CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS TP, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

CLASSIC CRIME SYNDICATE: SUPERWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores November 13. Superwoman is a renegade Amazon warrior, possessing great strength and wielding a magic lasso capable of reshaping itself into almost anything at her command. The SUPERWOMAN ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6 3/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes with a base in the shape of the Crime Syndicate shield, with Superwoman's name printed in gold. Packaged in a resealable 4-color blister pack. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action Figure PI

CLASSIC CRIME SYNDICATE: ULTRAMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores November 13. Ultraman, the powerhouse of the Crime Syndicate, gained a new super-power every time he was exposed to Kryptonite. The ULTRAMAN ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6 5/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes with a base in the shape of the Crime Syndicate shield, with Ultraman's name printed in gold. Packaged in a resealable 4-color blister pack. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action Figure PI

GOTHAM GIRLS: BATGIRL ANIMATED POSTER
Art by Bruce Timm


Advance-solicited; in stores October 23. Batgirl, one of the glamorous girls of Gotham City from Batman: The Animated Series, is the star of this poster by celebrated animator and artist Bruce Timm! Presenting the art from the cover of BATGIRL ADVENTURES #1, this 24" x 36" full-color poster is the first in a line of GOTHAM GIRLS posters featuring the animated femme fatales of Gotham City!


FC, Poster $7.95

SUPERGIRL ANIMATED POSTER
Art by Bruce Timm


Advance-solicited; in stores October 23. From the animated series Superman comes the Girl of Steel, Supergirl, in this beautiful new poster by acclaimed animator and artist Bruce Timm! This full-color poster measures 24" x 36", and features the art from the cover of SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #21.


FC, Poster $7.95

SUPERMAN #14 STATUE
Sculpted by James Shoop; based on art by Fred Ray


Advance-solicited; in stores October 9. As inspirational a nod to patriotism now as it was in 1942 on the eve of World War II, this well-known cover to SUPERMAN #14 (January-February, 1942) - recently shown to be one of the "Top 100 Covers of All Time" In Wizard: The Comics Magazine - still holds the power to stir hearts around the world. Now DC Direct brings this inspirational image of the Man of Steel to life as the SUPERMAN #14 STATUE. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue stands approximately 8 3/4" tall (including base), 7" at the widest point and 5" deep. The base features a gold-metalic logo plaque. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $149.95

VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET - NEW EDITION - relist
Written by Rachel Pollack; painted art by Dave McKean


VERTIGO. In stores July 17. Deal yourself a look at your future with this exciting reissue of the popular classic VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET from DC DIRECT. The NEW EDITION features all the material from the original Tarot set, including 78 glossy laminated cards (thicker than the previous version) featuring VERTIGO characters painted by Dave McKean - reformatted to 2.58" x 4.75" size to conform to standard Tarot decks. Plus, a 128-page 4.75" x 7" softcover Tarot book (with a new cover by McKean) written by Tarot expert Rachel Pollack. Packaged in a new 4-color window box. Retailers, please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Tarot Deck Set $29.95

Retailers, please note: Unless otherwise specified, the following items are manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final products may differ from images shown. These items are pre-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for August-released product, solicited in next month's issue of Previews.

CLASSIC AQUAMAN STATUE
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Pre-solicited; in stores November 20. Before becoming the bearded, hook-handed hero, Aquaman long sported his classic orange and green costume. Now DC Direct presents the CLASSIC AQUAMAN STATUE - a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue featuring the King of the Seven Seas as he originally appeared. Aquaman stands approximately 11" tall with base (14 1/2" tall with trident) x 7" wide x 6 1/2" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $195.00

CLASSIC BIZARRO MINI-BUST
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Pre-solicited; in stores November 6. He's one of Superman's strangest and most enduring foes from the Silver Age of Comics, the backwards-thinking Bizarro! This imperfect duplicate of the Man of Steel, created by criminal scientist Lex Luthor, has all the powers of Superman...and the mind of a child. Now Bizarro No. 1 ponders the square world that's home to a whole race of Bizarros in the CLASSIC BIZARRO MINI-BUST. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6 1/2" tall and 5 1/8" wide. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-Bust $45.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: THE FLASH MAQUETTE
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Pre-solicited; in stores November 6. DC Direct finishes its line of cold-cast porcelain maquettes based on the Justice League heroes as they appear in the exciting WB Animation series on the Cartoon Network! Based on models designed for the series and produced for the artists and animators as the definitive models on which to base their drawings and products, these special maquettes are now available to fans. THE FLASH MAQUETTE stands approximately 8 5/8" tall and 3 1/2" wide. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers please note: This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


FC, Maquette $89.95

MR. FREEZE SNOWGLOBE
Sculpted by Sam Greenwell


Pre-solicited; in stores November 13. Baby, it's cold outside...and that's just the way Mr. Freeze, one of Batman's deadliest foes, likes it! From Batman: The Animated Series comes the MR. FREEZE SNOWGLOBE, featuring the frost-bitten felon surrounded by snow, in a globe sitting atop a base of ice in which Batman and Robin are frozen. The fully-painted relief sculpts of the heroes can be seen through the "clear" resin ice of the base. This snowglobe is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue, standing approximately 7 1/8" tall and 3 3/4" wide. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Snowglobe $79.95

 
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