DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping August, 2002

Tue, May 21st, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

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The following is product shipping to comic stores from DC Comics in August, 2002:

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #773
Written by Greg Rucka and John Francis Moore; art by Steve Leiber, Stefano Gaudiano, Mark McKenna, and Rick Hoberg; cover by Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores August 7. As the GCPD prepares to make a major announcement, Sasha Bordeaux - Bruce Wayne's bodyguard - sits in a maximum security penitentiary. Will she survive in a hellhole populated by some of America's most dangerous women…including the deadly Cucilla? Plus, a backup story written by John Francis Moore with art by Stefano Gaudiano & Rick Hoberg introduces a new vigilante to the streets of Gotham. Can Batman handle the competition?


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #158
Written by Dwayne McDuffie; art by Val Semeiks and Dan Green; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores August 14. "Blink," Part 3 of 3. Blink, the blind man who can see through the eyes of others, is forced to witness an execution through the victims own eyes! And now Batman must track down the murderer without the assistance of the crime's only eyewitness!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #32
Written by Devin Grayson and Mark Askwith; art by Roger Robinson, Michael Wm. Kaluta and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores August 21. Join writer Devin Grayson for her final issue as we follow Bruce Wayne through a typical day to see how many lives Batman (and Bruce) have an impact upon. Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, "Joyride," written by Mark Askwith (THE PRISONER: SHATTERED VISAGE) and illustrated by Michael Wm. Kaluta (THE SHADOW).


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #606
Written by Ed Brubaker and Geoff Johns; art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens; cover by McDaniel


In stores August 28. Just when Batman thought it was safe to swing through the streets of Gotham again, Deadshot returns with an assignment to take out a key figure in a political cover-up that could rock the DCU to its core. And for Deadshot, this isn't just a job - it's another chance to take Batman down.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #93
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Sergio Cariello; cover by Mike Zeck and Jerry Ordway


In stores August 14. Believing St. Dumas has given him a sacred task, the increasingly unstable Azrael ratchets up the intensity of his war on crime...all the while claiming to be Batman! More volatile than ever, Jean Paul's metahuman-level strength might be enough for him to vanquish normal criminals, but this issue sees the return of an old foe who's anything but normal.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

BATGIRL #31
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Damion Scott and Wade von Grawbadger; cover by Scott and Robert Campanella


In stores August 14. The second issue of a 3-part story penned by Chuck Dixon and guest-starring Robin and Spoiler! We follow Batgirl and Green Arrow Connor Hawke as they try to stop Agrippina and her Roman Legion cult from killing another of the group's own members: Jack Drake, father of Robin!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 2 OVERSIZED HC
Written by Chris Claremont, Paul Dini, Kelly Puckett, Steven T. Seagle, Ty Templeton, John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Alan Brennert, John Byrne, Howard Chaykin, Warren Ellis, Harlan Ellison, Alan Grant, Dave Gibbons, Bob Kanigher, Paul Levitz, Tom Peyer, Paul Pope, and Walter Simonson; art by Alex Ross, Steve Rude, Tim Sale, Marie Severin, Daniel Torres, Kyle Baker, Jordi Bernet, Enrique Breccia, John Buscema, Byrne, Gene Colan, Ronnie Del Carmen, Jos Luis Garca-Lopez, Gibbons, Gene Ha, Jim Lee, John Paul Leon, Pope, Eduardo Risso, Paul Rivoche, Tony Salmons, Mark Buckingham, and Tom Palmer; cover by Mike Mignola


In stores August 28. Collecting the first sixteen Batman backups from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS plus 40 pages of new material! This oversized hardcover showcases five original, never-before-published stories by Paul Dini & Alex Ross, Chris Claremont & Steve Rude & Mark Buckingham, Steven T. Seagle & Daniel Torres, Kelly Puckett & Tim Sale, and Ty Templeton & Marie Severin. Plus, sixteen other noir-flavored short stories featuring the Dark Knight - written and drawn by a stellar lineup of creators! For more information, see the feature article.. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


B&W, 176 pg. Oversized Hardcover (7 1/2" x 11 5/8") $39.95

BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE TP - relist
Written by Brian Bolland, Howard Chaykin, Chuck Dixon, Neil Gaiman, Archie Goodwin, Joe Kubert, Dennis O'Neil, Walter Simonson, Matt Wagner, and various; art by Simon Bisley, Bolland, Chaykin, Richard Corben, Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Simonson, Brian Stelfreeze, Bruce Timm, Wagner, and various; cover by Alex Toth


In stores August 28. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE Volume Two oversized hardcover, this oversized trade paperback collects the Eisner Award-winning anthology featuring short stories of Batman in stark black and white art.


B&W, 240 pg. Trade Paperback (7 1/2" x 11 1/4") $19.95

BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE - MURDERER? TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon, Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson, and Kelley Puckett; art by Rick Burchett, Rick Leonardi, Steve Lieber, Trevor McCarthy, Scott McDaniel, Roger Robinson, Damion Scott, Pete Woods, and various; cover by Dave Johnson


Retro-solicited; in stores July 17. The most talked-about storyline of the year is finally collected in trade paperback! When Bruce Wayne is discovered with the murdered Vesper Fairchild in his arms, a chain of events begins that results in the Batman mythos altered forever. Arrested and imprisoned for murder, alienated from all whom he has ever called ally, Wayne stands poised to lose his identity to the spectre of Batman! Reprints BATMAN: THE 10-CENT ADVENTURE, DETECTIVE COMICS #766-767, BATGIRL #24, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #25-26, and BATMAN #599-600, plus relevant portions of NIGHTWING #65-66, BIRDS OF PREY #39-40 and ROBIN #98-99. For more information, see the feature article.. Note: This project was originally rush-solicited with an in-store date of June 17.


FC, 264 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

BATMAN/DEATHBLOW: AFTER THE FIRE #3
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Lee Bermejo and Tim Bradstreet; cover by Bermejo


WILDSTORM PRODUCTIONS. Retrosolicited; in stores July 31. The most unusual crossover of the year continues! Batman's been picking up the pieces from a decade-old case file of deceased government agent Michael Cray, also known as Deathblow. Now, the ten-year-old trail Bruce Wayne is following ignites in a furious blaze as Batman comes face-to-face with the psychopathic pyrokinetic who's back in Gotham to settle old scores. Can Batman succeed where Deathblow failed? And what's the explanation for the recent sightings of Deathblow down at the Gotham Ship Yards? Note: This issue is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (3 of 3) $5.95

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #53
Written by Scott Peterson; art by Tim Levins and Terry Beatty; cover by Bob Smith and Beatty


In stores August 28. Gotham gets strangled by a super-plant whose roots run clear to the Batcave. It's got Poison Ivy written all over it…but where is she? And has she uncovered the Dark Knight's secret? Batman must track it - and her - deep into the Amazon jungle to find out.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BIRDS OF PREY #46
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Dave Ross and Nelson DeCastro; cover by Phil Noto


In stores August 21. Writer Chuck Dixon exits BIRDS OF PREY with a bang! Black Canary, Deathstroke the Terminator, Eddie Fyers, and Connor Hawke (the son of Green Arrow) are all trapped on an island which exists out of time. With hope of escape dwindling, these unlikely allies must race against the clock and one another to find a priceless secret that could change the way we live!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #10
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Brad Rader and Rick Burchett; cover by Scott Morse


In stores August 28. Selina must bring herself perilously close to capture or even death as she tries to free a convicted killer from Death's Row. Who is this alleged criminal, and what could bring Catwoman to risk everything she's gained to free them from Gotham's "finest?" The answer lies buried somewhere in Selina's past.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN: THE DARK END OF THE STREET TP
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Darwyn Cooke and Mike Allred; cover by Cooke


In stores August 7. Collecting the first four issues of the hit CATWOMAN series, plus the lead-in backup tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #759-762! Last seen at death's door, Selina Kyle - Catwoman - has disappeared and is presumed dead. But the mysterious circumstances of her death draw the attention of a certain roughneck private eye: Slam Bradley! Slam's discovery of Selina forces her to make some hard choices: Will she stay hiding in the shadows, or move into the light to seek her destiny? At the crossroads, Selina resolves to land on her feet and reclaim the mantle of Catwoman! For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 136 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

GOTHAM GIRLS #1
Written by Paul Storrie; art by Jennifer Graves and J. Bone; cover by Shane Glines


In stores August 14. The women of the hit WB Online webtoon burst into the animated DC Universe in an action-packed miniseries! Unable to resist a golden opportunity to fund her beloved lion preserve, Catwoman heists a vial of a mysterious formula for a shady company - only to discover she's actually working for Poison Ivy and mallet-wielding sidekick Harley Quinn. That sets off an every-villain-for-herself chase across Gotham's rooftops - and attracts the attention of both Batgirl and officer Rene Montoya, who reluctantly team up to join in the fray! For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 5) $2.25

HARLEY QUINN #23
Written by Karl Kesel; art by Craig Rousseau and Dan Davis; cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson


In stores August 14. Harley's missing in action following her fatally bizarre adventure "down under." Now, we find out what it's like to live in a "World Without Harley." So whom do we focus on instead? Why, Martian Manhunter, naturally! Seems J'onn J'onzz has picked up a new client in his guise as a private detective. But not everything is as it seems. So what's all this got to do with our Miss Quinzel? You won't believe the answer!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #72
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Michael Golden


In stores August 14. Police Chief Redhorn's wife, Mary, flees to Rome and the Vatican…but she can barely keep a step ahead of the legion of assassins sent to snuff her out. Can Nightwing save Mary? And will he and hundreds of innocent bystanders be mowed down in the process? It's non-stop action…Italian style!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #105
Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Michael Lopez and Pepoy


In stores August 21. It's the grand finale to the weirdest ROBIN tale we've done! Tim and Spoiler solve the riddle of Natalia, but are they too late to save her from a murderous stalker? And what strange gift does the stalker bear that draws his prey to him? See Robin and Spoiler like you've never seen them before, and be amazed as Steph reveals her manipulative side!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for an appearance of Robin in BATGIRL #31, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

SUPERMAN #185
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Brent Anderson; cover by Pascual Ferry


In stores August 7. A one-shot tale by the guest creative team of Geoff Johns (JSA, THE FLASH) and Brent Anderson (GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY, KURT BUSIEK'S ASTRO CITY). Superman, dazed and confused, lands in the middle of a little league baseball game in Ohio. Who - or what - guided him there, and can the Man of Steel get his bearings in time to save the day?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #607
Written by Jay Faerber; art by Brandon Badeaux and Mark Morales; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merio


In stores August 14. Guest-written by Jay Faerber (Noble Causes) and guest-starring Titans member Argent! Superman fights the never-ending battle against prejudice, joined by Argent. They both discover that hate has no color barrier.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #129
Written by Chuck Austen; art by Pascal Alixe; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores August 21. A touching story from guest-writer Chuck Austen (Uncanny X-Men, War Machine). During an encounter with Bloodsport, Superman runs into an officer on the Metropolis police force and learns what really makes a man of one of the World's Finest.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ACTION COMICS #794
Written by Chuck Kim; art by Kano; cover by John Paul Leon


In stores August 28. Guest-writer Chuck Kim pens a tale where the Quintescence from KINGDOM COME takes a trip to Smallville to observe a young Clark Kent. But they're interrupted when government operatives try to bring him in after discovering his Kryptonian origins. Will Clark be able to pass the true test of what makes a Superman?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ACTION COMICS #252 (MILLENNIUM EDITION) - relist
Written by Otto Binder and Robert Bernstein; art by Al Plastino and Howard Sherman; cover by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye


In stores August 7. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPERGIRL AND SUPERBOY DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET, this special Millennium Edition reprints the first appearance of Supergirl Kara Zor-El. The Girl of Steel joins the Superman Family in "The Supergirl From Krypton!" Note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUPERBOY #1 (MILLENNIUM EDITION) - relist
Written by Henry Boltinoff, Edmond Hamilton and various; art by Boltinoff, John Sikela, Ed Dobrotka, and various; cover by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye


In stores August 7. Also reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPERGIRL AND SUPERBOY DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET, this Millennium Edition reprints the debut of Superboy's solo title. Note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, 48 pg. $2.95

SUPERGIRL #73
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Leonard Kirk and Robin Riggs


In stores August 21. Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies the original Garden of Eden, the sacred place that Supergirl is convinced holds the earth angel of fire. Unfortunately, thanks to a long-simmering jealousy of Mary Marvel that prompts her to ignore her traveling companion's warnings of a possible trap, Supergirl may wind up destroying the missing earth angel she's been trying to save!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUPERMAN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR Volume One TP
Written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz, Joe Kelly, and Peter David; art by Ed McGuinness, Mike Wieringo, Doug Mahnke, Kano, Ron Garney, Leonard Kirk, and various; cover by McGuinness and Cam Smith


In stores August 7. The epic crossover event of last summer is collected in two volumes! Volume One finds Imperiex in its first strike, as Superman and the mightiest heroes of the DC Universe are overwhelmed, and the planet is ravaged with fire and destruction. With the fate of the world at stake, the Man of Steel is left no choice but to forge uncertain alliances with President Luthor, Darkseid, Mongul, and other dubious allies. Reprints SUPERMAN #171-172, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #593-594, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #115-116, ACTION COMICS #780-781, SUPERGIRL #59, and JLA: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1. For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 264 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

SUPERMAN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR Volume Two TP
Written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Kelly, Phil Jimenez, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz, Peter David, and Todd Dezago; art by Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Todd Nauck, Mike Wieringo, Carlo Barbieri, Pascual Ferry, Doug Mahnke, Kano, Mark Buckingham, Bill Sienkiewicz, Yvel Guichet, Duncan Rouleau, and various; cover by Wieringo and Jaime Mendoza


In stores August 21. Volume Two shows the war going badly for Superman and his allies. Already the casualties are mounting, with some of DC's greatest heroes having fallen or gone missing in battle. As the heroes of the world attempt to turn the tide to their favor, Brainiac 13 secretly enters the war seeking to harness the power of Imperiex to use for his own ends. Reprints SUPERMAN #173, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #595, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #117, ACTION COMICS #782, WONDER WOMAN #172-173, YOUNG JUSTICE #36, IMPULSE #77, SUPERBOY #91, and WORLD'S FINEST: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1. For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 264 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

DC UNIVERSE

BIG DADDY DANGER #1
Written by Adam Pollina; art by Pollina and Tyson McAdoo; cover by Pollina


In stores August 7. Adam Pollina (X-Force) writes and pencils a riotous miniseries starring the greatest masked wrestler of them all! Meet Big Daddy Danger, the latest in an ancestral line of masked heroes protecting the oppressed from tyranny. In his dazzling debut issue, Daddy faces Lady Eighty and Shanghai Suzy, the dread lady wrestlers known as the "Ma'amazons!" But little does Daddy know that they're working for another contender for Daddy's title - the one-and-only Diablo X! Meanwhile, Young Danny Danger grows increasingly disappointed in his frequently absent dad. For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 9) $2.95

DEADMAN #9
Written by Steve Vance; art by Shawn McManus; cover by Jos Luis Garca-Lpez


In stores August 14. Final issue. The innocent offspring of Nanda Parbat's most evil couple once again is in the custody of his mother. But will he use the secret powers she has unlocked inside him to betray his newfound family…or to destroy Deadman?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DOOM PATROL #11
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores August 7. Just when they thought they'd seen it all…the Doom Patrol goes to Hell. Honest! We swear! (Or at least, it really, really looks that way...). Question is…how are they going to get themselves out?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #189
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rick Burchett and Dan Panosian; cover by Scott Kolins


In stores August 28. The Flash has only a few more tasks to perform before his beloved Keystone City can truly return to normal. Guest-starring Cyborg and Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW #16
Written by Brad Meltzer; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores August 28. Four-time New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer becomes the new writer of Green Arrow's adventures! Long ago, Oliver Queen made specific plans in the event of his death. Now that Ollie has since died and returned to life, the archer is checking to see if his instructions were carried out properly. For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #153
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos; cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores August 14. Green Lantern has faced impossible odds in the past and always has come out ahead. Now Kyle Rayner must go head-to-head with the greatest challenge yet...his high school reunion! The horror...the horror! Meanwhile, during his visit home, Kyle and his mom reconstruct their past and look toward a brighter future.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN LANTERN: EVIL'S MIGHT #1
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art and cover by Marshall Rogers and John Cebollero


ELSEWORLDS. In stores August 28. In New York City, just before the turn of the 19th century, Kyle Rayner pens the political cartoons that mock the government that cares little (if at all) for its neediest citizens. Uptown, police officer Hal Jordan courts Carol Ferris, the daughter of one of "Boss" Tweed's top political cronies. And on the West Side, gang leader Alan Scott begins building his own corrupt dynasty. The lives of the three are destined to cross and collide. But something happens to make the collision more explosive than anyone could have expected: a gift of a lantern, given to Kyle, granting him undreamed of powers! For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (1 of 3) $5.95

GREEN LANTERN: 1001 EMERALD NIGHTS - relist
Written by Terry Laban; painted art and cover by Rebecca Guay


ELSEWORLDS. In stores August 28. Reoffered to coincide with GREEN LANTERN: EVIL'S MIGHT, this lavishly-told story blends the Green Lantern mythos with the legend of the Arabian Knights. This fully-painted Prestige one-shot is written by Terry Laban (THE DREAMING), with astonishing artwork by Rebecca Guay (VEILS).


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

HAVEN: THE BROKEN CITY #9
Written by Ashley-Jayne Nicolaus and Matthew P. Schuster; art and painted cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores August 21. The maxiseries reaches its shocking conclusion, setting the stage for the JLA/HAVEN: ANATHEMA one-shot! All the pieces begin to fall into place as the Alliance's seemingly heroic Valadin reveals his surprising story. What role did he have in Haven's journey to Earth? Also, learn who among the Havenites has been paving the way for the evil Anathema's arrival!


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

HAWKMAN #6
Written by Geoff Johns and James Robinson; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by Andrew Robinson


In stores August 7. "Slings and Arrows" Part 2 of 2, guest-starring Green Arrow! Hawkman and Green Arrow continue to "reevaluate" their relationship and put a stop to the string of murders plaguing St. Roch's successful businessmen. Plus, Carter Hall makes a startling decision.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HAWKMAN SECRET FILES #1
Written by Geoff Johns, Dan Curtis Johnson and J.H. Williams III; art by Patrick Gleason, Rags Morales, Michael Bair, Greg Scott, Walter Simonson, Christian Alamy, Mick Gray, and various; cover by Morales


In stores August 14. One of the Winged Warrior's deadliest foes returns in a one-shot devoted to the newest incarnation of Hawkman! A foe nearly as ancient as Hawkman makes his presence known (in a story written by Geoff Johns with art by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy). Plus, the DEO investigates the mysterious Nth metal (written by Dan Curtis Johnson & J.H. Williams III with art by Greg Scott & Mick Gray). Rounding out the issue are profile pages focusing on the Hawks, their villains and the supporting cast of the hit new series, by an array of artists including HAWKMAN's Rags Morales & Michael Bair, Walter Simonson, and more!


FC, 48 pg. $4.95

IMPULSE #89
Written by Todd Dezago; art by Carlo Barberi and Terry Austin; cover by Barberi and Wayne Faucher


In stores August 14. Final Issue. Jay Garrick, the JSA's Golden Age Flash, is supposed to be Impulse's teacher and mentor. But Jay's about to make the biggest mistake of his career - and it's up to Impulse to prevent it.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #69
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores August 14. The 7-part "The Obsidian Age: The Hunt for Aquaman" begins! With the JLA seemingly gone for good, a new group of heroes arises to take their place. It's a brand-new lineup of DC greats, with some familiar faces and even more surprises! The "Big Seven" are gone, but the JLA lives on! For more information, see the feature article.. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA #70
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores August 28. "The Hunt for Aquaman" continues in Part 2 of the 7-Part saga "The Obsidian Age." At last, the mystery of the Ancients is revealed! Yet not all is peaceful in the mythic realm of Atlantis, for a bizarre group of villains from the far future has come on a mission of vengeance and destruction. And if these villains have their way, Atlantis will be laid waste. Who are these villains? They call themselves...the Justice League!?! For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: DESTINY #3
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tom Mandrake


ELSEWORLDS. In stores August 7. Thomas Wayne and Luthor face off with unexpected results, while Mongul prepares for the invasion of his principality by the JLA. Meanwhile, soothsayer Destiny discovers that the voice in her head isn't really in her head!


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (3 of 4) $5.95

JLA: THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU
Written by Roy Thomas; art and cover by Steve Pugh


ELSEWORLDS. In stores August 21. A certain young Mr. Carr finds himself on an island where a deranged scientist has created a corps of super-human creatures, utilizing amalgams of wild animals! Desperate to prove the validity of his research, the scientist - Dr. Moreau - brings his menagerie back to civilization…to hunt down Jack the Ripper and bring him to justice! For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

JLA: SEVEN CASKETS - relist
Written and painted by Dan Brereton; cover by Brereton


In stores August 21. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JLA: THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, this one-shot offers another look at the JLA as monstrous creatures. In order to confront an ancient evil threat, the JLA must allow themselves to become tainted themselves! Even if they save the world, who will save the world from the JLA?


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

JSA #39
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy; cover by Rags Morales


In stores August 21. What makes the JSA's Woman of Steel tick? Find out as Power Girl enters the spotlight this issue. Karen Starr takes on one of the strangest people she's ever gone up against: her greatest fan! A love-hungry, too-hip-for-the-room metahuman who'll do anything to win her affection!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #10
Written by Josh Siegal; art by Chris Jones and Christian Alamy; cover by Butch Lukic


In stores August 7. As the Cartoon Network prepares its second smash season of Justice League, the animated comic-book adventures of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes continue! In this tale by Josh Siegal, former writer for the cult television series The Upright Citizens Brigade, Superman is taken down in battle and the Martian Manhunter must replace him as a hero to millions. But does the shy, reserved alien have what it takes to inspire all of humanity?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LAB RATS #5
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


In stores August 7. Part 2 of a 3-part time-travel adventure brings the Rats' face-to-face with Superman! The Lab Rats begin to piece together what caused Superman to disappear from Metropolis some fifty years earlier. But will they be able to determine how his absence caused the city's downfall? And will a new, even greater danger -one that threatens all the Earth - make it a moot point?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LEGION #11
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art and cover by Olivier Coipel and Lanning


In stores August 28. Despite the preparations made by the Legion and Science Police forces, Robotica has successfully invaded Earth in a matter of minutes! To take the planet back, the Legionnaires head for a nearby world with centuries-dormant - but still lethal - warlike capabilities. But what - or whom - they find there is not to be believed! Then again, neither is the leader of Robotica, who finally meets Brainiac 5 face-to-face!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE GREAT DARKNESS SAGA TP - NEW EDITION
Written by Paul Levitz; art by Keith Giffen, Curt Swan, Pat Broderick, Larry Mahlstedt, and Romeo Tanghal; cover by Giffen and Mahlstedt


In stores August 14. One of the greatest storylines in the Legion's history is collected in this new edition of THE GREAT DARKNESS SAGA. One of the deadliest forces of the DC Universe resurfaces in the 30th century, wreaking havoc on the Legion of Super-Heroes. Note: This less costly edition does not contain the pull-out poster from the previous edition.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

THE POWER COMPANY #7
Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Steve Sadowski and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Tom Grummett and Michael Bair


In stores August 14. The first special "spotlight" issue focuses on Power Company associate Striker Z, as he takes on a solo assignment deep in the Yukon, protecting a corporate installation from the attacks of a subterranean army. We'll learn more about what drives a danger-loving guy like Striker Z in a story that tests him, tempts him - and might even lure him away from the Power Company!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE SPECTRE #20
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Norm Breyfogle and Dennis Janke; cover by P. Craig Russell


In stores August 7. A New York City magazine publisher is being haunted by the Spectre. But unlike the Spectre's past victims, this man has done nothing evil to warrant a visit from the Spirit of Redemption. Has the Spectre made a tragic mistake or is this man harboring a secret that not only will unravel his existence, but also the existence of everyone on Earth?


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE SPECTRE: CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS TP - relist
Written by John Ostrander; art and cover by Tom Mandrake


In stores August 14. Reoffered to coincide with THE SPECTRE STATUE (solicited in Previews Vol. XII No. 3), this trade paperback reprints THE SPECTRE #1-4 (previous volume) by writer John Ostrander and artist Tom Mandrake - whose designs form the basis for the statue.


FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

SUICIDE SQUAD #12
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Paco Medina and Joe Sanchez; cover by Michael Bair


In stores August 14. Final issue - guest-starring the JSA! The Justice Society drops by just in time for the Squad to wrap up its tour of duty in the deadliest ways possible. After an attack by the terrorist group Onslaught, the Squad is left gutted. And it looks like the only way out is for the Squad to live up to its name. Be here for the ensuing chaos as we also find out the final piece in the puzzle of how Rock and Bulldozer are still alive.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE TITANS #44
Written by Tom Peyer; art by Barry Kitson and James Pascoe; cover by Jos Luis Garca-Lpez


In stores August 28. "Chemical World" Part 3. The Titans struggle with the mind-altering consequences of a journey to the Chemical World in search of the anarchist known as Garvan. Meanwhile, back on earth, S.T.A.R. Labs scientists race against the clock to save the life of Tempest before he becomes the Chemical World's first human casualty!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

WONDER WOMAN #184
Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores August 28. Phil Jimenez returns to full art chores in Part 1 of an unforgettable 2-part adventure! Diana comes face-to-face with…Wonder Woman?!? The two heroes must stop a nefarious Nazi plot! And how do Miss America and a herd of dinosaurs figure into this whole thing? Pick up this issue to find out!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE LOST TP - relist
Written by Phil Jimenez, J.M. DeMatteis, George Prez, Joe Kelly, and Devin Grayson; art by Jimenez, Andy Lanning, Prez, and Cam Smith; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores August 28. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the WONDER WOMAN POSTER featuring art by Phil Jimenez. Reprinting WONDER WOMAN #164-170 and the "Who is Troia?" story from WONDER WOMAN Secret Files #2, this trade paperback features the 4-part "Gods Of Gotham" storyline guest-starring Batman, Nightwing, Robin, Huntress, and others. Plus, an Amazon civil war nearly destroys Paradise Island, and Lois Lane gets the scoop on Diana during a "day in the life" of Wonder Woman.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

YOUNG JUSTICE #48
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker


In stores August 7. Part 2 of the 4-part "Fighting MAAD." There's turmoil within the team as Young Justice fights its way into Secret's very being in order to prevent someone close to them from crossing over into the land of the dead.


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 8 HC
Written by Manly Wade Wellman, William Woolfolk and Will Eisner; art by Lou Fine, Jack Cole and Eisner; cover by Eisner


In stores August 14. The award-winning collection of Will Eisner's indelible creation, the Spirit, continues in this volume reprinting the newspaper Spirit sections from January to July, 1944. Thrill to the adventures of the Spirit as he fights the likes Killer Ketch, Dr. Peroo, and the deadly Black Marx! Plus, a 4-page portfolio of Eisner's work done for the U.S. Army! For more information, see the feature article..


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

DEXTER'S LABORATORY #31
Written by John Rozum and Scott Roberts; art by John Delaney, Matt Jenkins and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Bill Wray


In stores August 28. No brilliant scientific creation is complete without a meddling big sister to screw it up! Dee-Dee throws a real monkey wrench into Dexter's teleporter, and finds a fatal flaw in his giant robot!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #93
Written by Dan Slott, Bill Matheny and Barry Liebmann; art by David Alvarez, John Beatty, Walter Carzon, and Horacio Ottolini; cover by Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo


In stores August 7. The late, great animator Chuck Jones gets a Looney salute in a moving Coyote-Roadrunner tale. Plus, Bugs Bunny battles a rodeo bull and plays his one-millionth dirty trick on Elmer!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #29
Written by Ian Boothby and Abby Denson; art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy


In stores August 21. Tuckered-out Townsville wants to take a holiday - but HIM's the center of the big celebration! Plus, who's afraid of the Closet Monster? Definitely not Buttercup - that is, until the Closet Monster actually shows up!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #63
Written by John Rozum and Robbie Busch; art by Joe Staton, Horacio Ottolini, Anthony Williams, and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Staton and Dave Hunt


In stores August 14. "The Dragon's Eye" continues! Scooby-Doo and the gang blaze a trail through the jungles of India, on the hunt for the criminal who's stealing the far-flung pieces of the Dragon's Eye jewel. But the monstrous guardians of the jungle are on their trail! Plus, a biplane-barnstorming banshee terrorizes Shaggy's family farm!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

THE AUTHORITY: KEV
Written by Garth Ennis; art and painted cover by Glenn Fabry


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores August 7. WildStorm's most popular team is dragged into the "Eye of the Storm" in an outrageous, hysterical tale by PREACHER's Garth Ennis and Glenn Fabry! Fed up with the Authority's meddling in world affairs, the government brings on a killer-for-hire named Kev who dismantles the team with ridiculous ease. But, believe it or not, Kev may have even bigger problems than the Authority. In fact, the entire world has a big problem. And it's all Kev's fault. For more information, see the feature article..


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. $4.95

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #2
Written by Joe Casey; painted art and cover by Ashley Wood


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores August 21. The surrealistic adventure continues! Agents from the NPS make Automatic Kafka an offer he can't refuse. There are plenty of fun and games with The Warning, and Spastic Ben achieves his ultimate destiny. But is it too little too late? Too much!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE ESTABLISHMENT #12
Written by Ian Edginton; art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores August 21. Drake and the rest of the Establishment finally discover just who their friends and enemies are. Orwell and his team - now including Jenny Sparks' former alien husband Lorenzo - launch a commando raid on Moonbase Straker…on the dark side of the moon, where the lobotomized god-being from the Authority is being held for study.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HIGH ROADS #5
Written by Scott Lobdell; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores August 7. U.S. Army officer and would-be treasure hunter Nic Highroad confesses his secret shame to his new friend, the prostitute Sloan...while the British actor Sir Arthur Bombridge and their pilot, the besotted almost-Kamikaze-pilot Osha listen in. But Nic had better talk fast, because this quartet has finally found Morpheous' Necklace in the North Pole! Nothing is ever what it seems on the high road to adventure!


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

OUT THERE #13
Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope


CLIFFHANGER. In stores August 28. "The War in Hell," Part 1 of 6, begins the third story arc of OUT THERE. Though trapped in the Draedrealm, the kids are delighted to be reunited with their families and friends - even Loomis and the cheerleaders! But when Reverend Keeler spots vultures swarming over a distant valley, Jess, Zach and some of the men go hunting...and nearly end up the prey. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Rev. Becky dreams of a return to El Dorado City, and meets their new allies.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

POINT BLANK #1
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Colin Wilson; painted covers by Simon Bisley


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores August 14. A mature readers super-hero noir spectacular! Have you ever had something on the edge of your thoughts but couldn't recall it? That's the problem facing Cole Cash - a.k.a. Grifter of the WildCats. After being summoned by his old Team 7 associate and legendary IO spook John Lynch, Cole is ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Whom the perpetrators work for and what their ultimate goals are become the least of Grifter's concern's after Lynch falls victim to a vicious attack that leaves him at death's door. For more information, see the feature article..


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 5) $2.95

RESIDENT EVIL: CODE VERONICA Volume Two TP
Written by Lee Chung Hing; translated by Ted Adams and Kris Oprisko; art and cover by Hui King Sum


In stores August 7. The hot-selling videogame that spawned a hit movie continues as a spine-tingling comic book saga, as WildStorm Productions adapts the Hong Kong version of the Resident Evil comics into English! Claire and Steve continue to seek a way off Umbrella's creature-infested island. These flesh-eating zombies, monstrous beasts and strange mutations are spreading around the globe. But the most important question is: Will Claire ever uncover the details behind the bio-tech conspiracy? For more information, see the feature article..


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #2
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Scott Williams


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores August 14. The hard-hitting military action continues! Super-powered extremists have taken the United Nations hostage. Officially, the new StormWatch doesn't even exist. But that hasn't stopped two of its members - Ben Santini and Blake Coleman - from infiltrating the U.N. and launching a brutal counteroffensive. The rest of the team is scattered across the globe, and getting them to where they need to be will be dangerous…perhaps even lethal.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THUNDERCATS #0
Written by J. Scott Campbell and Ford Lytle Gilmore; art and cover by Campbell


In stores August 7. J. Scott Campbell - the artistic powerhouse behind the best-selling DANGER GIRL - illustrates and cowrites a special 12-page story in this not-to-be-missed issue! If you're a fan of the cartoon, or a new reader just discovering their magic, you'll be ecstatic when you read this tale filled to the absolute brim with pulse-pounding thunderous action. Special bonus features in this #0 issue include character bios and behind-the-scenes production designs! For more information, see the feature article.. Retailers: Please consult your Diamond Order Form for special ordering information.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THUNDERCATS #1
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Jason Martin; variant cover by Arthur Adams


In stores August 21. Ed McGuinness pencils the Thundercats in an all-new miniseries, beginning immediately where the popular cartoon left off - with New Thundera restored, and Thundercats King Lion-O gathering his old friends. But there are dark tidings brewing at Mumm-Ra's Pyramid, where the Ancient Spirits of Evil have concocted a nefarious plan to free the Shadowmaster from the Shadow Realm. It's up to Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetera and the Thunderkittens to save the day!. For more information, see the feature article.. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with Ed McGuinness & Jason Martin (50%) and Arthur Adams (50%). Retailers: Please consult your Diamond Order Form for special ordering information.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 5) $2.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #1
Written by Joe Casey; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by Nguyen and Rian Hughes


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores August 28. The story of Wildstorm's debut team continues here in an all-new monthly series! Jack Marlowe's plans for the Halo Corporation finally come to light - plans involving both old and new members of the WILDCATS cast scattered all across the globe. New allies, new adversaries, and new agendas! The question is: Will America buy Halo-brand batteries? For more information, see the feature article..


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. II #2
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill


In stores August 28. Our splendid art-o-graphic pictorial continues to arouse and entertain enlightened readers of all classes. In this chapter, our heroes venture to the outer reaches of London to discover mirthful mayhem in the guise of Martian marauders. Most shocking of all, witness our dear Mina's horrible assault. (Ladies, please consult your husbands before perusing our pages!) An added bonus feature has been included for the enjoyment of our readers: an illustrated travelogue to places of the most fantastic nature. Book your accommodations early!


FC, 32 pg. (No Ads) (2 of 6) $3.50

PROMETHEA #22
Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray; cover by Williams


In stores August 28. Interesting developments on Earth: The FBI somehow captures an oddity that hasn't been seen since the very first issue of PROMETHEA (Quick - break out your collections!) Meanwhile, Stacia and Grace pay a visit to Jack Foust. And in the Immateria, Sophie and Barbara witness the Big Bang.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #4
Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore; art by Paul Rivoche, Arthur Adams and Alan Weiss; cover by Adams


In stores August 28. Tom Strong soars from the greatest heights of Millennium City to its furthest depths…almost. While, decades earlier on Attabar Teru, Young Tom Strong meets a lovely creature who entices and delights him - even if there is something...fishy about her. And, billions of years from now, all hell breaks loose - just another day for Jonni Future! Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

HOMAGE COMICS

FOUR WOMEN TP
Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth; painted cover by Keith


In stores August 14. Collecting all five issues of Sam Kieth's acclaimed miniseries, the FOUR WOMEN trade paperback tells the complete story of Donna and her friends, from its gruesome beginning to the shattering conclusion. Four friends start out driving to a wedding together…only they never make it. While driving through the desert, their car breaks down - and from that point, they end up taking an entirely different journey - one that leads them to their own Hell and back. A nightmare of mayhem that causes them to question their friendships, their lives, and even themselves. For more information, see the feature article..


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

ZERO GIRL TP - relist
Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth; painted cover by Kieth


In stores August 14. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the FOUR WOMEN TP, Sam Kieth's other hit HOMAGE COMICS miniseries is collected in this engaging trade paperback. Amy Smootster isn't like other teenagers. Besides falling in love with her guidance counselor and trying to survive high school, a whole mess of weirdness is about to fall at Amy's (wet) feet.


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

VERTIGO

100% #3
Written and illustrated by Paul Pope; cover by Pope


In stores August 14. An awkward romance survives a daring culinary adventure as petite, distrusting, gun-toting Kim finds a lot to like about the large and comforting presence of Eloy. On the other side of town, Gastro dancer Daisy and John the busboy enjoy a cool holographic dining experience that leads to hot passion in the shower. Meanwhile, a disgruntled Strel continues to ignore Haitous's desperate attempts to reach her. Haitous prepares for a dangerous boxing match that could rekindle his fading career…or just kill him.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 48 pg. (3 of 5) $5.95

100 BULLETS #37
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


Retro-solicited; in stores July 31. "On Accidental Purpose" begins a string of six standalone stories, each one focusing on one of the major faces of 100 BULLETS through the eyes of Mr. Shepherd. What is Sheperd's relationship with Agent Graves? Is he friend, foe - or possibly both? This issue zeroes in on Dizzy Cordova and the impact Agent Graves has had on her life. The question remains: Is Dizzy a pawn or a player? Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

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


In stores August 28. 2002 Harvey Award-winner for "Best Continuing Series," "Best Writer" and "Best Artist." "Cole Burns Slow Hand." The 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 anything to say about it. Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

AMERICAN CENTURY #18
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Marc Laming and John Stokes; painted cover by Jim Silke


In stores August 21. Part 2 of the 5-part "Coming Home." In "Beth Wish," Harry Kraft comes face to face with his spiteful wife, who's making a fortune in mail-order porn. Will Beth turn his life into a living hell, or can Harry get protection from the cops on the take? The Korean War winds down, and it's the joy of sax, as Ethlie meets Artie at the jazz club.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

BIGG TIME
Written and illustrated by Ty Templeton; cover by Templeton


In stores August 21. What do you do when your "guardian angel" just happens to hate you and is determined to ruin your life? That's what happens to Lester Bigg in BIGG TIME, an original graphic novel from VERTIGO. It's a hilarious dark comedy from the twisted mind of cartoonist Ty Templeton! For more information, see the feature article..


MATURE READERS


B&W, 128 pg. Softcover $14.95

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #16
Written by Robert Rodi; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores August 28. "Amok in America" Part 1 of 3. Angela returns to California for a showdown with G.O.O.D. Meanwhile, the woman who has shadowed her life since the series began goes on a rampage in New York. Plus, Anita Manaday confronts Damon Devlin about their terrible shared secret. All this, and Go-Go goes skinny-dipping!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE CRUSADES #18
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Kelley Jones and Ron Randall; painted cover by Aron Wiesenfeld


In stores August 7. Shockjock Anton comes home to San Fran with his tail between his legs, smarting from his Hollywood rejection. But he may find his welcome less than warm at home. As the clock ticks toward another vicious killing, will our buxom brunette Venus get to Detective Petronas in time, so together they save the day? And will they celebrate by getting hitched? Or will the scarred, broken man she's come to know as The Knight be Venus's saviour in tarnished armor?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

FABLES #4
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Lan Medina and Craig Hamilton; painted cover by James Jean


In stores August 14. Part 4 of 5-part "Legends in Exile." Bigby Wolf's investigation into Rose's murder reaches its climax at the Remembrance Day Ball, an annual event that commemorates and revisits the secret history of Fabletown. But who would invite a psycho-killer to the most prestigious social event of the year? Plus, Bigby dusts off his twenty-year-old tuxedo, grabs a partner and hits the dance floor - with disastrous results.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FILTH #3
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura


In stores August 7. Grant Morrison's new VERTIGO series continues! Welcome to the Paperverse, where testosterone-fuelled supermen and pneumatic fantasy-heroines battle for truth and justice, and reality is merely a page-turn away. Meanwhile, a visit from an unexpected guest catches the attention of Greg Feely's nosy neighbor.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 13) $2.95

HELLBLAZER #175
Written by Mike Carey; art by Steve Dillon and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores July 31. New writer Mike Carey (LUCIFER) opens his run with a 2-part tale guest-illustrated by Steve Dillon (PREACHER). After his epic journey through the American heartland, John Constantine is coming home to England. Believed to be dead, Constantine needs to set the record straight with the last surviving members of his family. But there's a killer on the loose… Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

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


In stores August 28. "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. Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #14
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Jon Foster


In stores August 14. It's war…and the gloves are off. Ever since Tim Hunter first appeared on the scene, expectations of a huge and terrible magic war have been building. Plans were drawn up, preparations made and forces gathered, by all sides. Now those forces finally have been unleashed and the twisted rune of war casts its bloody shadow across the world. As casualties mount and London becomes a battleground, Tim is forced to defend friends, allies and even lovers from the wrath of the Golden Lotus and the mysterious Triskelle. But is he ready to lead the fight? And whom can he trust?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

LUCIFER #29
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores August 21. "Inferno," Part 1 of 4. Lucifer is back in Hell preparing to duel his most uncompromising foe, Amenadiel of the Thrones. And with Lucifer's power still locked inside Izanami's tainted feathers, there's no chance that he can win. But when Mazikeen sets out into the realms of pain to locate the feathers, she meets a very near and very dear enemy of her own.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LUCIFER: A DALLIANCE WITH THE DAMNED TP
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Dean Ormston and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores August 14. The third trade paperback collecting the acclaimed VERTIGO series LUCIFER, A DALLIANCE WITH THE DAMNED finds the Lightbringer hard at work on a New Creation - outside the bounds of any authority but his own, complete with a new pair of inhabitants for a new Garden of Eden. But as he tries his hand at universe-building, back on Earth (and in Hell) schemes and betrayals continue to grow. Reprints LUCIFER #14-20. For more information, see the feature article..


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

LUCIFER: CHILDREN AND MONSTERS TP - relist
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Dean Ormston and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Duncan Fegredo


In stores August 14. Reoffered to coincide with the release of LUCIFER: A DALLIANCE WITH THE DAMNED, this trade paperback reprints the storylines "The House of Windowless Rooms" and "Children and Monsters" from LUCIFER #5-13. This volume follows Lucifer Morningstar on his quest to reclaim his wings from their millennia-old resting place, and the consequences that unfurl as a result of that quest's outcome.


MATURE READERS


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

LUCIFER: NIRVANA
Written by Mike Carey; painted art and cover by Jon J Muth


In stores August 28. A beautiful angel with an ancient score to settle puts out a contract on Lucifer Morningstar. But can the Devil really die? Alerted by an attack on Lux, his L.A. piano bar, Lucifer follows a trail that leads him from the mercurial realm of the Dreaming to the luminous streets of Beijing. It's up to The Morningstar to fight his most difficult battle - of body and spirit - as he falls into the jaws of a trap that doesn't even exist until it's sprung. Featuring guest-appearances by Daniel, the new Sandman, as well as Lucifer's masked accomplice, Mazikeen. For more information, see the feature article..


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

MIDNIGHT, MASS #5
Written by John Rozum; art by Jesus Saz and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores August 21. "The Four Sisters," Part 2 of 3. Adam and Julia are trapped in a room full of bugs, with a ceiling full of spikes descending toward them. And waiting outside, the Midwives of Kali are about to resurrect a spirit so malevolent that it would change the world forever. Oh, and then things go wrong…


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 8) $2.50

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #59
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; cover by Robertson


In stores August 14. It's Spider Jerusalem in his final meeting with President Callahan, surrounded by a city on fire and government troops in open conflict with civilians. It ends here. One way or the other. It's all leading to the final issue of TRANSMETROPOLITAN next month.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

VERTIGO POP: TOKYO! #2
Written by Jonathan Vankin; art and cover by Seth Fisher


In stores August 7. The first VERTIGO POP! experience continues. A kidnapped pop star's future hangs in the balance as Maki, the carefree costumed teenager, leads her hapless gaijin companion straight into twisted heart of Tokyo's underworld. Gasp as our intrepid American hero Steve smashes a ramen cart with a stolen futuristic limo! Shudder as aspiring yakuza member Ryuji attempts to slice off his pinky with a sushi knife! Gape at drunken salarymen, Shibuya pick-up artists and a city that encourages grown men to relieve themsleves in public!


MATURE READERS


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

Y - THE LAST MAN #2
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores August 21. VERTIGO's new ongoing sci-fi adventure continues. When a mysterious plague kills all male life on the planet, what do women do with the billions of corpses? Yorick Brown, the only man still alive, discovers the horrific answer to that question as he travels to Washington in search of his Congresswoman mother. Will Yorick survive this dangerous new "unmanned world" long enough to find out which unexpected female has just been named president of the United States...or will he become a corpse himself?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD ABOUT THE MOB TP
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores August 21. We're putting you down for 20 cases of this book. You got a problem wit' dat? Take a look at organized - and disorganized - crime, as MAD Magazine collects its best mob satires, including The Godfather, Analyze This, The Untouchables, Scarface, and The Sopranos. Written and illustrated by the "Usual Gang of Idiots," this volume features an introduction by TV critic Joel Siegel (Good Morning America). For more information, see the feature article..


B&W, 96 pg. Trade Paperback (8 1/4" x 10 1/2") $8.95

MAD MAGAZINE #421
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores August 7. As the warm breezes of summer caress us, we know that all too soon, the icy chills of fall and winter will be upon us, and the fields will lie fallow in their wake. How will the new issue of MAD make things better, you ask? Well, it couldn't hurt.


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

MAD COLOR SPECIAL #6
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores August 14. It's more cover-to-cover color that will have your head spinning! Featuring classic MAD articles, most in color for the first time! If you couldn't make out what something was in black and white, it becomes all-too-clear here. Don't you wish you didn't know?


FC, 48 pg. Magazine Format $3.99

MAD'S MONSTER BOOK OF HORRIFYING CLICHES HC
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


Advance-solicited; in stores November 6. Are you ever Seized by an Uncontrollable Desire to spend more time Escaping the Doldrums and Letting Out an Insane Cackle in the process? Then get ready for this new 96-page hardcover collecting eighty of the best, crazy, colloquial creatures created by MAD's Paul Coker, Jr. and Phil Hahn. Newly colored, this first-ever collection comes with two all-new introductions by none other than…Paul Coker, Jr. and Phil Hahn. For more information, see the feature article..


B&W, 96 pg. Trade Paperback (5 1/2" x 5") $9.95

DC DIRECT

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

CLASSIC AQUAMAN STATUE
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores November 20. Before becoming a bearded, harpoon-handed hero, Aquaman 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


Advance-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

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN OVERSIZED POSTER
Art by Frank Miller


Advance-solicited; in stores September 25. The Dark Knight returns...this time, for good - as a stunning new oversized poster! In celebration of THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES BACK, the long-awaited sequel to the classic Frank Miller tale, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, comes this gigantic poster - featuring the art by Frank Miller & Lynn Varley that originally appeared on the DK2 promotional poster. Now you can own this image of the Dark Knight and his sidekick Catgirl, which measures a whoppin' 24" x 59 1/2".


FC, Poster $19.95

GREEN ARROW POSTER
Painted art by Matt Wagner


Advance-solicited; in stores September 25. Green Arrow is back! The hugely successful and acclaimed GREEN ARROW monthly series has now spawned a 24" x 36" poster! This poster features the painted art by Matt Wagner that graced the cover of the GREEN ARROW: QUIVER hardcover (collecting the story arc that brought Green Arrow Oliver Queen back from the dead and firmly into the heart of the DC Universe).


FC, Poster $7.95

HAWKMAN POSTER
Painted art by Andrew Robinson


Advance-solicited; in stores September 25. Winging his way back into his own monthly title, Hawkman is taking not only to the skies, but to your walls as well! Featuring the painted art by Andrew Robinson from the cover of the best-selling HAWKMAN #1, this full-color, 24" x 36" poster is a breathtaking celebration of the Winged Wonder and the joy of flight.


FC, Poster $7.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: THE FLASH MAQUETTE
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Advance-solicited; in stores November 6. DC Direct continues its solid-selling 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 to base their drawings and products on, these special maquettes are now available to fans. THE FLASH MAQUETTE stands approximately 8 5/8" tall and 3 1/8" 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


Advance-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

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: COSMIC BOY & SATURN GIRL
Advance-solicited; in stores December 4. The latest batch of POCKET SUPER HEROES are here! This time, the Legion of Super-Heroes are introduced to the lineup with two of the founding members of the 30th Century's greatest heroes - the magnetically powered COSMIC BOY and the telepathic SATURN GIRL. Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: GOLDEN AGE DR. FATE & THE SPECTRE
Advance-solicited; in stores December 4. From the Golden Age of Comics comes two of the mightiest masters of magic and the supernatural! Proving that size doesn't matter, POCKET SUPER HEROES showcases the magical might of DR. FATE - possessor of the mystical Helmet of Nabu, an ancient artifact that grants him near limitless magical power. Police detective Jim Corrigan was murdered by gangsters and given the chance to return to life as THE SPECTRE, the spirit of vengeance! Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: GOLDEN AGE GREEN LANTERN ALAN SCOTT & SOLOMON GRUNDY
Advance-solicited; in stores December 4. One hero! One villain! Two small costumed characters pack big action as the DC Direct line of POCKET SUPER HEROES continues with Golden Age adversaries GREEN LANTERN and SOLOMON GRUNDY. Earth's first Green Lantern, engineer Alan Scott found a strange green lantern carved from a meteor from which he fashioned a ring that enabled him to make real anything he could imagine. Invulnerable to harm and possessing near limitless strength, the mindless brute known as Solomon Grundy is an almost unstoppable foe! Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: MON-EL AND LIGHTNING LAD
Advance-solicited; in stores December 4. Small heroes...ready for big action! The POCKET SUPER HEROES from DC Direct continues its introduction of the Legion of Super-Heroes with MON-EL and LIGHTNING LAD! At first believed to be Superboy's long-lost brother from Krypton, Mon-El became one of the 30th century's greatest heroes. One of three siblings to be exposed to the deadly power of the lightning beasts, Garth Ranzz gained the power to control electricity as Lightning Lad. Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

SUPERGIRL MINI-STATUE
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner; based on designs by Gary Frank


Advance-solicited; in stores November 27. An artificial being from another dimension, Supergirl came to Earth and was raised by Clark Kent's parents before sacrificing herself by merging her protoplasmic body with a dying girl, Linda Danvers. Now Supergirl is a force for good - an earth-bound angel on a mission to protect mankind from every form of evil. The SUPERGIRL MINI-STATUE is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain miniature version (measuring approximately 5 5/8" tall x 2 3/4" wide x 3 1/4" deep) of the full-size SUPERGIRL STATUE. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-Statue $39.95

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 September-released product, solicited in next month's issue of Previews.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: BATMAN MAQUETTE
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Pre-solicited; in stores December 4. DC Direct completes 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 on which to base their drawings and products on, these special maquettes are now available to fans. The BATMAN MAQUETTE stands approximately 9 1/4" tall x 5" 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

THE SPIRIT MINI-BUST
Sculpted by James Shoop


Pre-solicited; in stores December 11. Criminologist Denny Colt let the world believe he was dead, to continue his war against crime as the masked vigilante The Spirit. Throughout his career, The Spirit fought some of the world's deadliest villains with nothing more than his wits, his fists and his tongue planted firmly in his cheek. Now, DC Direct has brought Will Eisner's classic hero back to life in THE SPIRIT MINI-BUST, a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust standing approximately 5 1/4" tall x 3 5/8" wide. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-Bust $45.00

 
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