DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping February, 2008

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COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS #12-9
Story by Paul Dini


Story consultant: Keith Giffen


12 script by Adam Beechen;


art by Carlos Magno & Rodney Ramos


11 script by Sean McKeever;


art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti


10 script by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; art by Ron Lim & Mark McKenna


9 script by Adam Beechen;


art by Al Barrionuevo & Art Thibert


Covers by Stephane Roux


With the recent devastation behind them, the new Challengers return to our universe to face their next challenge. Also this month: a returning hero, a surprising future for Pied Piper, and Karate Kid fulfills his destiny.


COUNTDOWN 12 on sale February 6 o


COUNTDOWN 11 on sale February 13 o


COUNTDOWN 10 on sale February 20 o


COUNTDOWN 9 on sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #7
Written by Adam Beechen & Justin Gray


Art by Allan Goldman & Julio Ferreira and Fabrizio Fiorentino & Adam DeKraker


Cover by Eddy Barrows & Oclair Albert


Strange, Starfire and Animal Man have been reunited, but will their combined powers be enough to stop the Lady Styx virus that has infected the planet Rann? Plus, the continuing adventures of Forerunner!


On sale February 27 o 7 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #6
Written by Steve Gerber and Matt Sturges


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong and Stephen Segovia


Cover by Mario Alberti


Bruce Gordon didn't ask to become the new Eclipso, but the force of evil incarnate is his responsibility to control now - with the help of the otherworldly Crispus Allen! Plus, Dr. Fate's demons are within as well as without, as he too needs the aid of others to help tame them.


On sale February 20 o 6 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

COUNTDOWN PRESENTS: LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS #5
Written by Frank Tieri


Art by Liam Sharp & Rob Hunter Cover by Sharp


As Monarch turns his multiversal army's attention to Lord Havok's outer defenses, what type of stand will the Extremist make in order to save his world? Meanwhile, Havok may soon face mutiny as Dr. Diehard, Tracer and Dreamslayer start making plans to oppose their Extremist leader! Plus, the origin of Dr. Diehard!


On sale February 27 o 5 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CRIME BIBLE: THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #5
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Manuel Garcia & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by John Van Fleet


The miniseries concludes with the Parable of the Faceless, as the Question confronts the Dark Faith head-on in a battle that will teach her all of the Lessons of Blood.


On sale February 27 o 5 of 5 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DEATH OF THE NEW GODS #6
Written by Jim Starlin


Art and covers by Starlin & Matt "Batt" Banning


Orion recognizes the New Gods' killer - as he stares into the face of death himself! Can even the son of Darkseid withstand the might of this murderer? Plus, Mr. Miracle is driven to the brink of insanity as the Anti-Life Equation threatens to erase all the progress that he and Superman have made!


On sale February 20 o 6 of 8 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #5
Written by Frank Tieri


Art by J. Calafiore & Jack Purcell


Cover by Calafiore


A special flashback tale featuring the secret origin of Johnny Stitches - the mysterious member of Intergang who's recently made his presence felt in Gotham. Additionally, secrets surrounding Penguin's underground railroadand the construction of his "gang army" are revealed!


On sale February 13 o 5 of 9 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SALVATION RUN #4
Written by Matthew Sturges


Art and cover by Sean Chen & Walden Wong


Grodd's on the rampage! Villains will die as alliances form on the planet of deadly exile!


On sale February 13 o 4 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Julian Lopez & Bit


Cover by Doug Braithwaite


Green Arrow joins the Outsiders! But is the Emerald Archer's induction into Batman's new squad cause for celebration…or destruction? And with Green Arrow's recent run-ins with the League of Assassins, how will he react to having their former leader - Batgirl - as his teammate?


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #2
Written by Amy Wolfram


Art by Karl Kerschl & Serge Lapointe


Cover by Kerschl


The origin story of the Teen Titans continues as the focus falls on Aqualad, who must overcome his many phobias and get help above the waves when Aquaman goes rogue! Things aren't any better on land, as both Kid Flash and Speedy must confront the madness of the Flash and Green Arrow.


On sale February 6 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #56
Written by Sean McKeever


Art by Eddy Barrows


The new and deadly Bolt descends upon Titans Tower! When your soul is due to become forfeit in just a few short years, what do you do? If you're Kid Devil, you throw a super hero party! One Teen Titan will fight to stop it, and another consider a life of crime because of it!


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #0
Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz


Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund


An issue over ten years in the making! An official ZERO HOUR crossover kicks off the second time-traveling story arc of "the greatest hero the world will never know" with "Blue and Gold," Part 1! Witness the secret origin of Booster Gold as he journeys through the time line, lost, in an attempt to return home...with a good friend in tow. But there's an evil out there waiting for him; one of the greatest villains of the DC Universe: Hal Jordan, a.k.a. Parallax!


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #5
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Amanda Conner


Cover by Cliff Chiang


Variant cover by Conner


With a recent tragedy hanging over their heads, Green Arrow and Black Canary realize that they may not have actually gotten married. But will they try again or drift apart in the wake of all that's happened to them? Featuring art by Amanda Conner (GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY WEDDING SPECIAL)!


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Cliff Chiang), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Amanda Conner). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BAT LASH #3
Written by Peter Brandvold & Sergio Aragones


Art by John Severin


Cover by Walter Simonson


Bat Lash faces frontier justice! Or, as it's more commonly known, he attends a necktie party…as the guest of honor, of course.


On sale February 13 o3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUICIDE SQUAD: RAISE THE FLAG #6
Written by John Ostrander


Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs


Cover by John K. Snyder


The Squad hits the kingdom of Dubai - where the corporate makers of Scarlet Tears have hired Carapax to defend their deadly business! Meanwhile, one member gets religion, and another prepares to pull a double-cross that could doom the whole mission!


On sale February 13 o 6 of 8 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #9
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Variant cover by Neal Adams


The Dynamic Duo: yellow-bellied? Green Lantern tries to convince Batman & Robin to fall in line, but the pair takes him to school…in color theory!


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jim Lee & Scott WIlliams), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Neal Adams). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #674
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Tony Daniel & Jonathan Glapion


Cover by Daniel


More secrets of Batman are revealed! Batman finds himself in a torture chamber facing the last and deadliest of the three Batman replacements…and finally learns the tragic story of how they came to be! With a shocking appearance by Bat-Mite, this tale leads to more revelations about the young Batman's participation in a bizarre isolation experiment as we learn how the terrifying consequences of his actions will alter the Dark Knight's life in the months to come.


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #841
Written by Paul Dini


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs


Cover by Nguyen


Scarface and the new Ventriloquist make their deadly return to DETECTIVE COMICS in a story destined to surprise readers! Plus, Zatanna guest-stars in this special tale!


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #171
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Chris Batista & Cam Smith


Cover by Tony Daniel


Violet's shady spoils are piling up as fast as Robin's girl troubles…and he's dealing with some spoils of his own. His all-nighters are sending his relationship with Zoanne off the rails - literally - and his visions of Stephanie around every corner have to be just that…right? Meanwhile, two of Gotham's finest want to get in on the super-hero racket with Robin's help, when Robin likes it or not!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING #141
Written by Peter Tomasi


Art and cover by Rags Morales & Michael Bair


As the mystery of the disappearing bodies of heroes and villains continues, Superman pays Nightwing a visit. Meanwhile, Dick Grayson's personal life takes a few surprising turns, and a new base of operations for Dick gets under way with a little help from his super friends.


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #76
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Adam Hughes


In the underbelly of the Hell Planet from SALVATION RUN, Catwoman will have to fight through her turbulent past, her nightmarish present and a doom-filled future. The only person who can save her is the last person she'd expect to see this far from home: the Batman!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #14
Written by Tony Bedard


Art and cover by Rags Morales & Mark Farmer


The secret of the Wrath's return is revealed as he demonstrates just how much he knows about Bruce Wayne's life - and his parents' deaths!


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SIMON DARK #5
Written by Steve Niles


Art and cover by Scott Hampton


The most action-packed issue yet, as Simon rampages through Gotham to learn who killed his friend! Many a poor naf has had to learn the facts of life the hard way, but our unfortunate hero is brought up short when he learns the facts of death.


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11
Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner


Art and cover by Adam Kubert


Variant cover by Kubert


The extra-length conclusion to "Last Son" is here! Superman and the new Superman Revenge Squad - Lex Luthor, Bizarro, the Parasite and Metallo - take on General Zod, Ursa and Non in a battle for Metropolis, the future of Krypton and Christopher Kent!


Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Adam Kubert), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Kubert). See the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale February 13 o 64 pg, FC, $4.99 US

ACTION COMICS #862
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal


Cover by Frank


Variant cover by Keith Giffen


The penultimate chapter of "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes!" Crushed by the Justice League of 3008 A.D., Superman and the Legion uncover the horrific secret behind the conspiracy against the Man of Steel. But with the League of Legion Rejects a step ahead of Superman's every move, who can finally turn the tide of the battle?


Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Keith Giffen). See the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #673
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Peter Vale & Jesus Merino


Cover by Vale & Wellington Dias


The action-packed final battle on the Moon, with the fate of Earth in the balance! Plus, major repercussions for LexCorp and Lana Lang, and Superman discovers what's happened to Chris and Lois, beginning a series of changes that will turn the Metropolis Marvel's life upside down!


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #46
Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson


Art and cover by Shane Davis & Matt Banning


A new color of Kryptonite is introduced as Superman's quest sends him after Metallo! But is Superman willing to ignore everything he stands for and rip out Metallo's heart? What strange places will Batman venture to in order to save the day? Zatanna guest stars in this tale constructed by Michael Green (Heroes) & Mike Johnson with art by emerging superstar Shane Davis (MYSTERY IN SPACE)!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #26
Written by Kelley Puckett


Art and cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder


Supergirl's battle with Reactron explodes out onto the streets of Metropolis,and Neutron doesn't care what happens to innocents! And as civilians fall, Supergirl makes a vow so impossible and startling, even Superman doubts she can keep her word!


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #12
Written by B. Clay Moore


Pencils by Phil Hester


Inks by Ande Parks


Cover by Hester & Parks


B. Clay Moore teams with Phil Hester & Ande Parks to shed light on the origins of the Jimmy Olsen/Superman relationship in the first of a three-part story, in which Superman invents a way for Jimmy to signal him, and Metropolis deals with giant murderous...toys? On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #20
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Mike Norton & Trevor Scott


Cover by Ladrnn


Secrets of Ivy Town revealed at last! What is Dwarfstar willing to do for revenge on the Atom? Plus, Wonder Woman asks Ryan to make a life-changing decision - he isn't answering anyone's questions just now, because the Black Mercy has returned to Earth!


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #115
Written by Sean McKeever


Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Stephane Roux


Black Alice flies alongside the Birds of Prey, much to the frustration of Misfit, who's still not been allowed to operate as an official member of the team. Oracle has her hands full with these two volatile teens, and things are about to get worse!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLUE BEETLE #24
Written by John Rogers


Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque


Lost in space! The Reach brings its Scarab home - and Jaime Reyes is about to die far from his, while knowing that his family and allies will be next. His salvation lies deep within the Blue Beetle legacy; it'll take a hero's efforts to find it. Don't miss the shocking ending to this issue!


On sale February 27o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #10
Written by Mark Waid


Art by George Prez & Bob Wiacek


Cover by Prez


The Book of Destiny has cracked open wide...and wild team-ups spill out! Featuring Superman! The Shining Knight! Aquaman! And the Teen Titans!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99

COUNTDOWN SPECIAL: OMAC
Written by Jack Kirby, Jim Starlin and Len Wein


Art by Kirby, Mike Royer, Starlin, Romeo Tanghal, George Prez and Pablo Marcos


Cover by Ryan Sook


Witness the origins of OMAC in this spectacular 80-page giant collecting O.M.A.C. #1 (1974), WARLORD #37-39 (1980), and DC COMICS PRESENTS #61 (1983)!


On sale February 6 o 80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

THE FLASH #237
Written by Keith Champagne Cover by Freddie Williams II


Art by Koi Turnbull & Art Thibert


Wally West is at a crossroads - now that he's got a family, how does he provide for them when he's never wanted to be anything else but The Flash? The question dogs him throughout an adventure high above Metropolis in this moving stand-alone tale by guest team Keith Champagne (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) and Koi Turnbull (SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL).


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #23
Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann


Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson


Cover by Kalman Andrasovfsky


"Castling" begins here! It's been over a year since Pawn 502 went deep undercover inside the cult of Kobra. Now he's resurfaced, warning of a plot that will cost hundreds of thousands of lives and ignite a holy war across the planet, a plot that the Royals may not be able to stop in time. But can Pawn 502 still be trusted? This 3-part epic lays bare the workings of the DC intelligence community worldwide - and threatens to destroy it altogether!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #28
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Mike McKone & Andy Lanning


Cover by McKone


The bizarre introduction of the Alpha Lanterns concludes as the trial of the Lost Lantern ends! But what does the induction of the Alpha Lanterns mean to the future of the Corps? What fate awaits the rest of the Lost Lanterns? Plus, Hal has a startling revelation about the "Blackest Night!"


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21
Written by Peter J. Tomasi


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins


It's a desperate race to prevent Sinestro Corps rings from finding new masters! Kyle, Guy and the rest of the GL Corps discover a horrible plan that may affect their own Power Rings when Mongul learns what his recently acquired Sinestro Corps Ring can do!


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #18
Written by Dwayne McDuffie & Alan Burnett


Art by Ed Benes & JonBoy Meyers


Cover by Ethan Van Sciver


WITNESS THE JLA'S BATTLE WITH THE SUICIDE SQUAD!


The Justice League Vs. the Suicide Squad for the salvation of the Earth's villains! Plus, more on Vixen's power flux.


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13
Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross


Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose


Cover by Alex Ross


Variant cover by Eaglesham & Jose


"Thy Kingdom Come" continues! The Justice Society has been tracking the "Heartbreak Slayer" - a mysterious serial killer targeting super-villains - for months. Now, as new members are welcomed into the fold and the Society expands, the JSA will come face-to-face with an evil that threatens the future they stand for.


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Eaglesham & Jose). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #52-53
Written by Roger Stern


Art by John Byrne & Mark Farmer


Covers by Joshua Middleton


"That was Now, This is Then" continues as the legendary team of writer Roger Stern & artist John Byrne depict two separate battles with the same villain years apart in the JLA's long and storied history!


Issue #52 on sale February 13;


issue #53 on sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #35
Written by B. Clay Moore


Art by Ramon Perez Cover by Sean Chen


"Forward Through the Past," Part 1 of 3. Wildcat returns to his old Gotham stomping grounds to investigate strange happenings in a gym he once owned. But after so many years relying on the JSA, can he rediscover the solo street fighter within? And how long can he prowl the streets of Gotham without attracting the attention of other Gotham heroes?


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #28
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art and cover by John Higgins


Jonah Hex comes across a young man looking for revenge. But when that man's quest spills the blood of innocents, Hex is going to spill some blood himself!


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

METAL MEN #6
Written by Duncan Rouleau


Art and cover by Rouleau


The terrors of Oolong Island are revisited as The Metal Men go toe to toe with Chemo and the other monstrous Board of Trustees at Magna-Tech Inc. The alchemical creature known only as The Nameless uses his stone-like Gogoloths to steal Magnus' secrets for the elemental controlling Responsometers in a literal bid for earthly domination! Plus, the return of the Robot Renegades!


On sale February 6 o 6 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #39
Written by Jim Shooter


Art and cover by Francis Manapul & John Livesay


The fortunes and status of the famed Legionnaire Princess Projectra are forever gone. But in the wake of the most devastating moment of her young life, Projectra gains an unexpected ally. Plus, Timber Wolf's inner fury is unleashed - and another Legionnaire's life may hang in the balance!


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #15
Written by Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier


Art by Mike Ploog


Cover by Paul Smith


Are diamonds really a girl's best friend? It sure seems that way when the Spirit tracks a diamond smuggling ring through a beauty pageant!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHADOWPACT #22
Written by Matt Sturges


Art and cover by Phil Winslade


The Shadowpact loses a member to the Nightshade Dimension's world of Myrra! Have the underground won at long last? The finale's a free-for-all in a far-off land, but someone won't be coming home!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER GIRL #6
Written by J. Torres


Art and cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill


The explosive conclusion guest-starring Robin, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Arrowette and more! Wonder Girl must uncover the truth behind Hercules' lies and the fate of her father, Zeus, plus save her mother's life.


On sale February 20 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #17
Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson


The finale of "The Circle" pits Wonder Woman against the secret sect formed solely to prevent her birth! But to take down this ancient threat, Wonder Woman must find a way to return to Paradise Island, from which she was banned! Meanwhile, Nemesis is left alone to face the rampaging army of Captain Nazi!


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: LOVERS AND MADMEN HC
Written by Michael Green


Art and cover by Denys Cowan & Prentis Rollins


Michael Green, writer/producer of NBC's smash-hit series HEROES, teams with classic Batman artist Denys Cowan for a tale set early in the career of the Dark Knight that sheds light on who the Joker was before he became the Clown Prince of Crime.


In this volume, collecting BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #6-12, discover how Batman first crossed paths with the punk who was destined to become his deadliest foe, and see just how far he'll go in order to bring down the new criminal insanity that's inspiring Gotham City's underworld.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 2 o 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US

GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE HC
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Jock


Oliver Queen has been a faithful member of the Justice League of America and defended Star City with his trusty bow and an arsenal of deadly arrows for years - now thrill to the definitive tale of how he became Green Arrow in this hardcover volume collecting the acclaimed 6-issue miniseries by Andy Diggle and Jock!


Advance-solicited; on sale April 9 o 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA VOl. 2: THY KINGDOM COME PART 1 hc
Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross


Art by Dale Eaglesham, Ruy Jose, Fernando Pasarin and Rodney Ramos


Cover by Ross


A stunning new volume collecting JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7-12, featuring the prelude to and the first three parts of "Thy Kingdom Come," the sequel to the classic KINGDOM COME! Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman! Coming from an Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, how will this Superman react to an incarnation of the Justice Society he never knew?


Advance-solicited; on sale April 16 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

LOBO: PORTRAIT OF A BASTICH TP
Written by Keith Giffen & Alan Grant


Art by Simon Bisley & Christian Alamy


Cover by Bisley


Don't miss this new volume collecting both the 4-issue LOBO and LOBO'S BACK miniseries that helped make the Last Czarnian a legend, co-written by 52's Keith Giffen! First, Lobo is sent to capture a crotchety old teacher who, along the way, makes life miserable for her captor. Then, Lobo must take in the most dangerous being in the universe - and is promptly killed. But heaven doesn't want him and hell can't handle him, so Lobo is reincarnated - as a woman with big guns and a very bad attitude!


Advance-resolicited; on sale March 12 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

HAWKGIRL: HATH-SET TP
Written by Walter Simonson


Cover by Simonson


Art by Renato Arlem and Dennis Calero


Collecting HAWKGIRL #61-66! In this volume, Hawkman and Hawkgirl search for Hath-Set, the Egyptian priest who, like them, has been reincarnated throughout time, always finding new ways to torment them. After centuries, can they destroy Hath-Set, thus breaking the curse and freeing them to be together?


Advance-solicited; on sale March 5 o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

NIGHTWING: THE LOST YEAR TP
Written by Marv Wolfman and Marc Andreyko


Cover by Ryan Sook


Art by Joe Bennett, Jamal Igle, Keith Champagne and others


This volume, collecting NIGHTWING #133-137 and NIGHTWING ANNUAL #2, explores the lost year of Dick Grayson's life, after he quit being the Dark Knight's partner and before he joined the New Teen Titans. It's the year a friend, a foe, and a love from the past returned from the darkness to haunt him and changed his life forever.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND TP
Written by G. Willow Wilson, Marc Andreyko and others


Art by Freddie Williams II, Koi Turnbull, Joshua Middleton and others


Cover by Matthew Clark & Karl Story


In this volume collecting OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND #1-5 and OUTSIDERS #50, Batman has once again assumed the leadership role of the Outsiders. And to take control of his former team, the Dark Knight is using five adventures to pick his new lineup! Find out who makes the cut!


Advance-solicited; on sale March 19 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

ROBIN: THE BIG LEAGUES TP
Written by Brandon Thomas and Adam Beechen


Art by Freddie Williams II


Cover by Patrick Gleason & Wayne Faucher


Collecting ROBIN #163-167! Robin goes solo to battle a group of villains who take an entire hospital ward hostage. The only problem is that the gang is led by his former friend Dodge. Can Tim save the day and turn his friend from the dark side?


Advance-solicited; on sale March 12 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SHAZAM: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Written by Bill Parker, Dennis O'Neil, Elliot S! Maggin and others


Art by C.C. Beck, Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Barry Kitson and others


Cover by Alex Ross


An earth-shattering volume collecting stories from Whiz Comics #2,Captain Marvel Adventures #1,137,148, Marvel Family #21, 85, Shazam! #1, 14, DC Comics Presents Annual #3, Superman #276, L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #31, Power of SHAZAM! #33 and Adventures in the DC Universe #5.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 o 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL DELUXE HC
Written by Jeff Smith


Art and cover by Smith


Reoffered to coincide with SHAZAM: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, this volume collects the award-winning 4-issue miniseries by Jeff Smith (Bone)! Billy Batson must use his extraordinary abilities to face an invasion of alien creatures as well as stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world!


On sale February 6 o 240 pg, FC, $29.99 US o RELIST

SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOl. 6: TORMENT HC
Written by Alan Burnett


Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs


Collecting SUPERMAN/BATMAN #37-42, written by Alan Burnett (Superman/Batman Adventures and Batman Beyond animated series) and illustrated by BATMAN art team Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs! This volume presents an epic tale that takes the Dark Knight and Superman from the streets of Gotham to the outer reaches of Apokolips in a quest that pits them against the terrifying galactic villain Darkseid, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, and more!


Advance-resolicited; on sale April 23 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

<b>SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL VOL. 6 TP
Written by John Byrne, Jim Starlin and Dan Jurgens


Art by Byrne, Jurgens, Arthur Adams, Ron Frenz, and others


Cover by Jerry Ordway


The series collecting the 1980s origin of Superman continues in this volume collecting SUPERMAN #12, SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1, ACTION COMICS #594-595, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1, and BOOSTER GOLD #23!


Advance-solicited; on sale March 5 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: 3-2-1 ACTION TP
Written by Kurt Busiek and Mark Evanier


Art by Steve Rude, Rick Leonardi and Brad Walker


Cover by Rick Leonardi & John Livesay


Will Jimmy Olsen become Superman's new partner in the battle for justice? The secrets of Jimmy's past are revealed in this volume collecting Superman #665, Action Comics #852-854 and Legends of the DC Universe #14!


Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BOOSTER GOLD VOL. 1 TP
Written by Dan Jurgens and John Byrne


Art by Jurgens, Byrne, Al Vey, Ty Templeton and others


Cover by Jurgens & Templeton


Witness the 1980s adventures of the time-traveling Booster Gold in this action-packed Showcase edition collecting BOOSTER GOLD #1-25, and ACTION COMICS #594! Over 600 pages of comics for less than $17 bucks!


Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 o 624 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS VOL. 1 TP
Written by Mike W. Barr and Marv Wolfman


Art by Jim Aparo, George Prez, Bill Willingham and others


Cover by Aparo


Reoffered to coincide with SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BOOSTER GOLD VOl. 1, this hard-hitting, value-packed volume features Batman's formation of the original Outsiders in stories from BATMAN and THE OUTSIDERS #1-19, BRAVE and BOLD #200 and NEW TEEN TITANS #16!


On sale February 6 o 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: PHANTOM STRANGER VOL. 2 TP
Written by Bob Haney, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman and others


Art by Jim Aparo, Dick Dillin, Ross Andru, Mike Grell and others


Cover by Aparo


The adventures of the Phantom Stranger continue in this volume collecting stories from Phantom Stranger #22-41, Justice League of America #103, House of Secrets #150, Brave and the Bold #8 and #98!


Advance-solicited; on sale March 12 o 496 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: PHANTOM STRANGER VOL. 1 TP
Written by Bob Kanigher, Dennis O'Neil, Len Wein and others


Art by Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan, Neal Adams, Jim Aparo and others


Cover by Aparo, Adams and Bill Draut


Reoffered to coincide with SHOWCASE PRESENTS: PHANTOM STRANGER VOL. 2, this volume reprints Showcase #80 and spooky tales from The Phantom Stranger #1-21! Over 500 pages of supernatural phenomena with tales from the Phantom Stranger and his skeptical counterpart Dr. 13!


On sale February 6 o 544 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

TINY TITANS #1
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco


Art and cover by Baltazar & Franco


Awwww yeah, Titans! Join us for the exciting first issue of Tiny Titans written and drawn by the amazing Art Baltazar and Franco! See what life is like at Sidekick Elementary and meet the new staff! Follow the madness that ensues when Beast Boy gets a puppy friend! Witness what happens when the girls meet a pink stranger with a melted ice cream cone! Find out what makes Cassie such a trendsetter!


All your favorite Titans, in their cutest possible form, are here and waiting for you!


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #42
Written by Stephen Nilson


Art by Andie Tong & Rob Stull


Cover by Andie Tong


There's a new superhuman in Gotham City, and Batman has to find her before she gets squashed by Bane!


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #42
Written by Dan Raspler


Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Mark Propst


Untold tales of the Justice League! Before they were Unlimited, the League had their individual tales to tell. Wonder Woman has faith the Queen of the Royal Flush Gang can really make her parole stick. Will the Queen let her down or live up to new expectations?


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #52
Written by J. Torres


Art by Alexander Serra


Cover by Joe Quinones


The Teen Titans thought they were the only game in town…so who are all these new teen superheroes popping up all over Jump City? With some of the Titans experiencing some problems with their own super powers, maybe it's a good thing!


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #11
Written by Matt Manning


Art and cover by Alexander Serra


With the Man of Steel a thousand years away, Brainiac 5 takes the time to complete his records of Superman's time with the Legion, including a never-before-seen adventure on Mars. One of Superman's future allies has a legacy at stake - can the Legion help Superman set it right?


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY VOL. 1: TOMORROW'S HEROES TP
Written by J. Torres, Jai Nitz, Christine Boylan and others


Cover by Steve Uy


Art by Chynna Clugston-Flores, Steve Uy, Ethen Beavers and others


Collecting the first six issues of the explosive new comics series based on the hit Kids WB! cartoon! Don't miss these exciting adventures, as the Legion takes on the Fatal Five and more!


Advance-solicited; on sale March 19 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

LOONEY TUNES #159
Written by Scott Cunningham and Robbie Busch


Art by by Dave Alvarez, Leo Batic, Scott Roberts, Mike DeCarlo and Horacio Ottolini


Cover by Scott Gross


Duck Dodgers and Bugs Bunny have been invited to dinner. Er…that is, to be dinner. Attendance is mandatory!


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #129
Written by John Rozum, Keith Champagne, and Robbie Busch


Art by Scott Neely, Roberto Barrios and Karen Matchette


Cover by Ropert Pope & Scott McRae


With school back in session, take a class in some horrific history with Professor Scoob and the gang! Plus, longing for the blockbuster days of summer movies? No worries, Scoob's got the scoop on Snacks on a Plane and it's deelish!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #22
Written by Jason Hall, Sholly Fisch, Jim Alexander and Robbie Busch


Art by Min S. Ku, Ethen Beavers, Scott Cohn, Mike DeCarlo and Scott McRae


Cover by Travis Kotzebue & DeCarlo


On a camping trip, Ben's all set for scary stories, not scary monsters! Plus, Samurai Jack!


On sale February 20


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #42
Written by Robbie Busch


and Scott Cunningham


Art by Robert Pope, Christopher Cook, Mike DeCarlo and Jeff Albrecht


Cover by Stephanie Gladden


A new dance craze is shaking up Camp Kidney! But the prizes may be more trouble than they're worth. Plus, the Powerpuff Girls and Johnny Bravo.


On sale February 27


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #487
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Kick off the year in style with more Mad hilarity!


On sale February 6 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

MAD KIDS #10
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


MAD's new magazine for younger readers is back with more fantastic features, including Spy Vs. Spy Jr, puzzles, mazes, games, cartoons and more!


On sale February 13 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 24 HC
Written by Will Eisner


Art by Eisner and Wally Wood


Cover by Eisner


Don't miss this massive final volume of Eisner's weekly Spirit stories. This volume collects adventures from the early 1950s, including the lushly illustrated series that took The Spirit from Central City to the surface of the moon, with art by Wally Wood!


Advance-solicited; on sale April 30 o 294 pg, FC, $59.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 23 HC
Written by Will Eisner


Art and cover by Eisner


Reoffered to coincide with SPIRIT ARCHIVES Vol.24! The volume collects classic Spirit Sections from late 1951 and featuring such classic stories as "Heat," "The Counterfeit Killer" and "The Man from Mars."


On sale February 6 o 204 pg, FC, $49.99 US o Relist

TERU TERU x SHONEN VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Shigeru Takao


CMX. Before she left her rural village to go to school in the big city, 6-year-old Shinobu told her friend Saizou to grow up strong so he could someday come and protect her. Now 16, Shinobu's enjoying life at the Tokyo Private Imperial Academy. But when a male exchange student comes to the school, it turns out to be none other than Saizou! Although his appearance hasn't changed much, he is now a skilled ninja. And his arrival couldn't be more timely: Someone is out to get Shinobu, but no one knows who or why. Saizou wants to be more than a protector to his old friend - but he may have a rival.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 5 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN+

LEADER'S HIGH VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Arashi Shindoh


CMX/FLEX COMIX. Eleven-year-old Daichi's father is the principal at a school for budding young magicians. Daichi doesn't have much in the way of magical powers and has even less interest in the subject. But one day, his parents abruptly take off for vacation and Daichi finds himself appointed to take his father's place! Complicating his life further is the fact that Yozora - the beautiful student council President - is convinced that she's destined to be with Daichi. Daichi also has to contend with a student council and a resentful teacher. Magic and comedy combine in this funny and fast-paced stand-alone volume from CMX/Flex Comics.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 o 5" x 7.375" o 170 pg, B&W, $7.99 US o TEEN

EMMA VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Kaoru Mori


CMX. The saga of Emma and William comes to its dramatic conclusion in this expanded volume. Emma's been shipped off to America by the Viscount, the father of William's jilted fiance, and William's in pursuit. In England, Emma's employer has plans that could elevate Emma's social standing. Meanwhile, the Jones family must deal with their societal blackballing, courtesy of the Viscount.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 12 o 5" x 7.375" o 280 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN+

THE EMPTY EMPIRE VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Naoe Kita


CMX. FINAL VOLUME! From the moment his existence was revealed, Rose became the target of Idem, the current occupant of the throne. Both were cloned from Idea, the late and beloved emperor. Now they are about to team up…to find Idea! Is Idea really still alive? If so, what possible explanation can there be for the public story of his alleged death? The answers are revealed in this dramatic series finale.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 o 5" x 7.375" o 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 12
Written and illustrated by Yasuko Aoike


CMX. "The Laughing Cardinals" concludes! Eroica has to rescue Iron Klaus from the KGB while trying to regain control of his newly purchased monastery. Find out what happens when Klaus finally makes good on his threat to send his underlings to Alaska - it's no laughing matter. Then the Major finds himself stuck with Lawrence, his bumbling counterpart from the British SIS, in "From Lawrence With Love."


Advance-solicited; on sale March 12 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada


CMX. After a misunderstanding, Green - one of Prince's servants - is banished from Hell. Despondent, he finds himself in Japan where, through the help of Shirayuki, he becomes the newest singing sensation! Not bad for a guy who's dead! Then Shirayuki gets taken to Heaven - only to discover she's to be put on trial. Is she really going to have to be saved from Heaven by the Prince of Hell?


Advance-solicited; on sale March 5 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

MOON CHILD VOL. 10
Written and illustrated by Reiko Shimizu


CMX. Teruto has conspired to cause a nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. His siblings Benjamin and Seth share premonitions of the disaster, and travel to Kiev to stop him. As they tour the Russian countryside with Art's ballet troupe, Teruto tries to interfere in Art and Benjamin's friendship. And now even Seth can't decide whether to save Benjamin, or let her disappear into the foam of the sea!


Advance-solicited; on sale March 19 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 14
Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi


CMX. Ultimate Blue Agent 19 opens up to Shingo and tells him of Musashi #9's early days. Shingo discovers some of the reasons Nine is so cold and aloof, including the genesis of the falling out between Nine and Agent 21. That secret goes back to their first days together fighting the Russian mafia and learning what it truly takes to be an Ultimate Blue agent.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 19 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 10
Written and illustrated by Saki Hiwatari


CMX. One of the Seven Stars of the Hoku'itsu shows himself in Takeru's classroom! His goal: unleash the memories of the ancient monk Hotsuma, locked deep inside Takeru's head. This leads Takeru to climb the "Tower" once more, making another leap through space and time. At his final destination, he confronts the Master of the Seven Stars and learns of this mysterious figure's own tragic story.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

THE YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 11
Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima


CMX. "The Aethnici Incident" continues, with Ark - the Magician King whose rumored, impending death has set off shockwaves - revealing his true master plan. He has decided to choose a successor and make him a virtual god. Provoked by Ark and awakened by the true power of his Aetherial Eye, will Ibuki really be the one he will use to fulfill this goal? And if so, will even Carno and Levi be able to stop him?


Advance-solicited; on sale March 19 o 5" x 7.375" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

WILDSTORM: REVELATIONS #3-4
Written by Scott Beatty


with Christos Gage


Art by Wes Craig


Cover by Ivan Reis & Richard Friend


The hottest team-up in WildStorm history continues as Nemesis, Backlash, and Savant are on the trail of Armageddon! The pieces of the puzzle are coming into focus, but are leading them in directions they didn't expect - like to the town of Tranquility and a reunion of Backlashes, as Jodi contacts her father, Marc Slayton - the original Backlash! But will he have any clues to the coming destruction, despite being the head of I.O.?


Issue #3 on sale February 6; issue #4 on sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE SPECIAL #2: BEAUTIE
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


Beautie, the life-size super-powered fashion-doll member of Honor Guard, doesn't know who she is, where she came from or where she belongs. In this extra-length, decades-spanning Special, she searches for answers - answers of history and answers of the heart.


On sale February 13 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

EX MACHINA #34
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark


Cover by Harris


In the comics, Batman's closest ally is Commissioner Gordon, but in the real world, the vigilante known as The Great Machine finds that his relationship with law enforcement is much more complicated. Mayor Mitchell Hundred's storied past (and shocking present) with the NYPD is brought to life in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers!


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

THE AUTHORITY: PRIME #5
Written by Christos Gage


Art and cover by Darick Robertson


The combined might of The Authority and StormWatch Prime have breached the defenses of Henry Bendix's bunker...and what they find is mind-boggling! What secrets does this remote location hold - and could this be where Apollo and Midnighter were "born"?


On sale February 27 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DEATHBLOW #9
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Carlos D'Anda


It ends here. The dream, the nightmare, the war. The good, the bad…all of it comes crashing down. There's not a damn thing Deathblow can do about it, and even if there was, why would he? He didn't start it. Ending it, however…


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final Issue

MIDNIGHTER #16
Written by Keith Giffen


Art by Lee Garbett & Rick Burchett


Cover by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott


The new art team of Lee Garbett (HIGHWAYMEN) & Rick Burchett (BATMAN/HUNTRESS) debuts! There's a new guy in town: Assassin8, a contract killer so deadly he'll even give the Midnighter a run for his money - and his target this time is the Midnighter himself.


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE PROGRAMME #8
Written by Peter Milligan


Art and cover by C.P. Smith


Max's attempt at tackling the Soviet super-humans head-on meets with disastrous results as the Dolls prepare for their next strike on American soil. The chaos of their assault is starting to spread through the country, as a race war in the South is about to ignite. Will the presence of Senator Joe further complicate things?


On sale February 20 o 8 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #17
Written by Simon Oliver


Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci


All the cards are on the table about the infamous "15 Minutes" project - and Caitlin's the only one who can save her teammates from death...or worse! But will she be too late? Is New York City too big a place to locate and rescue them all?


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE HIGHWAYMEN TP
Written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman


Art by Lee Garbett


Cover by Brian Stelfreeze


Collecting the high-octane 5-issue miniseries! In their prime, Able "Speed" Monroe and Ichabod McQueen were couriers capable of ferrying anything, anywhere, anytime. Now almost obsolete, they're called out of retirement to deliver some very dangerous cargo for a dead President. If only they knew what is was - and why everyone else wants to kill them for it.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 5 o 112 pg, FC, $17.99 US

STORMWATCH: PHD VOL. 2 TP
Written by Christos Gage


Cover by Mike McKone


Art by Andy Smith & Matthew Dow Smith


Collecting issues #5 and 8-12 of the acclaimed series! In this volume, Jackson King takes his motley PHD team to pay StormWatch Prime a visit to see what they can learn from their super-powered, superstar brethren. But when a key cast member is left for dead, the PHD team must discover who is responsible. Will the investigation tear StormWatch apart from within?


Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

STORMWATCH PHD VOL. 1 TP
Written by Christos Gage


Cover by Doug Mahnke


Art by Doug Mahnke & Matthew Dow Smith


Reoffered to coincide with STORMWATCH: PHD VOL. 2, this volume collects issues #1-4, 6 and 7 of the series from writer Christos Gage! Former Weatherman Jackson King has a near impossible mission: develop new methods of superpowered-being apprehension and containment…on a shoestring budget!


On sale February 6 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist

FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH #5
Story by Jeff Katz


Written by James Kuhoric


Art by Jason Craig


Cover by Richard Friend


The Necronomicon's demonic passages freed Freddy from the black hole of Jason's subconscious and granted him the power to manipulate reality just like the dreamscape. Jason is being dragged down by hundreds of zombies - victims - from his reign of slaughter. And Ash is stuck in the middle trying desperately to get the book, say the words, and send the two monsters back to hell.


It's the non-stop battle royal horror fans have clamored for between the immovable object, the unstoppable force, and the wiseass retail clerk! The horror movie cross-over event of the century rages on! Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.


On sale February 27 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

FRIDAY THE 13th: BAD LAND #2
Written by Ron Marz


Art by Mike Huddleston


Cover by Mike McKone


The tragic "Bad Land" comes to a conclusion in this blood-soaked finale! Will the snow-bound hikers survive the night as Jason prowls in the darkness? And what historic significance does the isolated Camp Crystal Lake hold? Answers will be revealed!


On sale February 13 o 2 of 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #4
Written by Walter Simonson


Art by Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope


Covers by Jim Lee and Samwise Didier


Lo'Gosh remembers more secrets from his past as he and Broll fight alongside the Night Elves in Warsong Gulch. Will Lo'Gosh's gladiator prowess and Broll's druidic rage be enough to ensure their success? Plus, Valeera uncovers an assassin's plot while in Thunder Bluff, and must warn Lo'Gosh of the danger headed his way.


Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Cover A is by Blizzard Art Director Samwise Didier, and Cover B is by Jim Lee. Please see the Previews Order Form for more details.


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

100 BULLETS #88
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


The mysterious Mr. Branch finds himself on the boardwalk in Atlantic City for a shadowy reunion with his "old friend" Cole Burns. Are they there to live it up, or is it simply time to pay the check?


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

ARMY@LOVE #12
Written by Rick Veitch


Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine


Like any good prime-time soap, Army@Love reaches its explosive season finale with Allie taking on Batskuh, Royden taking on the monstrous Mother of Mountain and Loman and Flabbergast coming to a reconciliation…of sorts. Find out who lives, who dies and in what shape they survive as they head into Season 2 of Army@Love, debuting in a few months!


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #16
Written by Mike Carey


Cover by J.H. Williams III


Art by Jim Fern, Gabriel Hernandez, Matteo Guerrero,


J.H. Williams III, and Jose Villarrubia


Special anthology issue. With Kai's surprise discovery last issue, Kai and his allies regroup to collect themselves. And while it starts with each of them sharing a memory with the others, the outcome will lead Kai to a decision that will change the course of his quest.


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

FAKER TP
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Jock


Collecting the 6-issue miniseries by the Eisner-nominated team of Mike Carey (LUCIFER, CROSSING MIDNIGHT) and Jock (THE LOSERS). Four friends party hard one night, like there's no tomorrow. The next morning, they are five. Don't miss this compelling psychological horror story!


Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 o 160 pg, FC, $9.99 US


MATURE READERS

DMZ #28
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


Early in the war, a Free States Soldier went AWOL in a botched attempt to defect to the other side. He was presumed K.I.A., but Soames is alive and leading the Ghosts in Central Park. So how did a rogue insurgent fighter become the city's most infamous eco-warrior?


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ VOL. 4: FRIENDLY FIRE TP
Written by Brian Wood Cover by Wood


Art by Riccardo Burchielli, Vikto Kalvachev and Nathan Fox


Collecting issues #18-22 of the acclaimed series by Brian Wood! Matty Roth reluctantly lands an interview for Liberty News with an enlisted U.S. solider who's found guilty of a massacre within the DMZ. What follows is a look at how the DMZ came to be, from the perspective of a kid who came from the Midwest and walked right into a nightmare.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 12 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #20
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges


Art by Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy


Cover by Brian Bolland


We don't want to alarm you, but this issue of Jack of Fables is so explosive, so astonishing, and SO DAMN SEXY, that it may not be appropriate for pregnant women or those with fragile constitutions. This issue contains violent death, hot sex, heartbreak and betrayal, astonishing revelations, and delusional oxen. It's the dramatic, heart-stopping, pulse-pounding conclusion to the "Americana" storyline.


On sale February 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

FABLES #70
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Niko Henrichon


Cover by James Jean


Guest art by the Eisner-nominated Niko Henrichon (PRIDE OF BAGHDAD)! Before his final battle, King Ambrose, also known as Flycatcher, invited all of the Animal Fables currently trapped on The Farm to move back to their lost Homelands by coming to live in his kingdom of Haven. Boy Blue, determined to fulfill Fly's last command, brings the news to the Farm - which starts a debate among the Farm Fables. Will they remain imprisoned at the Farm - keeping in mind that it's a very comfortable prison - or will they journey back to the Homelands to take up residence in Haven?


On sale February 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

FABLES: 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL SC
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton,


Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Tara McPherson, Derek Kirk Kim, Esao Andrews, Mark Buckingham, Mark Wheatley and Jill Thompson


Cover by James Jean


Don't miss a new softcover edition of the acclaimed hardcover graphic novel from FABLES creator Bill Willingham and a star-studded array of artists! This volume, set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the FABLES series began, featuring sequences illustrated by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson and more, 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL is both an entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham's enchanting and imaginative FABLES mythos.


Traveling in Arabia as an Ambassador from the exiled FABLES community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But the clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1,001 nights. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, FABLES:1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL reveals the secret histories of familiar FABLES characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 15 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US


MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #26
Written by Simon Oliver


Art by Ty Templeton


Cover by Philip Bond & David Hahn


Laura learns an age-old lesson in how power corrupts - and how the only thing worse than power is finding out you never really had any. When she realizes that the Koribati Islanders have been manipulating her all along, Henry's wayward ex-girlfriend begins a harrowing descent into madness.


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

LOVELESS #22
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Danijel Zezelj


Cover by Marcelo Frusin


The year is 1927. In the hills and back roads of Missouri, two fugitives are about to experiance how little times change, as they come across secrets from a not too distant past, and a local legend gaurding them closely. .


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #241
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Glenn Fabry


"The Laughing Magician" Part 2 of 3. As bloodthirsty war-mage Mako carves a bloody swath through London's occult underworld, John Constantine tries to rally his former allies. But he has burned a lot of bridges lately, and he's starting to look like a man with a target on his back.


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SCALPED #14
Written by Jason Aaron


Art by R.M. Guera


Cover by Jock


"Dead Mothers" Part 2 of 5. The murder mystery heats up when Dash Bad Horse finds himself between a rock and a hard place after learning the shocking secret behind the suspect he's been chasing. Plus, Chief Red Crow greets a most unwelcome visitor.


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #3
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Davide Gianfelice


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


Variant cover by Dave Gibbons


Sven's one-man guerilla campaign to unseat his corrupt Uncle Gorm kicks off, with Sven exploiting Gorm's superstitions and reverence for the "old gods." Meanwhile, the Hunter's Daughter and Sven grow closer, but not as close as the enemy slave girl sharing Sven's bed nightly!


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Massimo Carnevale), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Dave Gibbons). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 6: THE HOURMAN AND THE PYTHON TP
Written by Matt Wagner


Art by Guy Davis & Warren Pleece


Cover by Gavin Wilson & Richard Bruning


This volume follows Wesley Dodds on two chilling new cases. In "The Hourman," the Sandman meets an unusual private detective who leaves felons hospitalized. "The Python" features The Sandman's hunt for a mysterious strangler.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 19o 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE VINYL UNDERGROUND #5
Written by Si Spencer


Art by Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart


Cover by Sean Phillips


Armed with a recent photograph of his long-vanished mother, Morrison goes head to head with a ghost from his past on an explosive journey to rattle the skeletons in his family closet.


On sale February 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE UN-MEN #7
Written by John Whalen


Art by Mike Hawthorne


Cover by Tomer Hanuka


Part 1 of "Children of Paradox," an anomalous new story arc. Agent Kilcrop reluctantly returns to the deviant dystopia known as Aberrance. As the city's new security chief. Now, when an UnCorp employee is stricken by a grotesque illness, Kilcrop must face temptations he never could have imagined - in the form of a seductive sexpot with a sickening secret.


On sale February 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

JLA TROPHY ROOM: THE JOKER CANE PROP REPLICA
UNLIKE ANYTHING PRODUCED BEFORE!


The JLA Trophy Room is the heart of the Justice League of America's headquarters. This mini-museum holds memorabilia from past members, as well as weapons from the team's greatest foes!


DC Direct opens the JLA Trophy Room for public viewing in 3-D for the first time ever as the prop replica program continues for 2008!


This life-sized, high-quality, mixed-media replica features a metal Joker head handle! The two-piece solid wood staff section features varnished card suits, and the metal tip hides a Joker "gas nozzle," activated by a twist of the wrist! Packaged in an upscale box, this prop measures 37.25" long and includes a metal wall display shelf (measuring approximately 5.5" long x 2.25" high x 2.75" deep) and a certificate of authenticity.


Minor assembly is required.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 30, 2008 o Prop Replica o $295.00 US.

AME-COMI: WONDER WOMAN VINYL FIGURE
Designed by UDON STUDIOS


Don't miss out as the world's greatest superheroine goes from Amazonian princess to Ame-Comi warrior!


The WONDER WOMAN VINYL FIGURE is a limited-edition, hand-painted piece in a 9" scale. This non-articulated plastic display figure comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.


Advance-solicited; On sale July 23, 2008 o Vinyl Statue o $49.99 US

AME-COMI: CHEETAH VINYL FIGURE
Designed by UDON STUDIOS


Wonder Woman's number one nemesis joins her in the world of Ame-Comi!


The CHEETAH VINYL FIGURE is a limited-edition, hand-painted piece in a 9" scale.


This non-articulated plastic display figure comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 23, 2008 o Statue o $49.99 US

GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES
The popular Green Lantern action figure line continues with a brand-new third series! The series features Cyborg Superman, Batman as a Green Lantern, Sinestro and Star Sapphire, all from Geoff Johns' historic run on GREEN LANTERN and featured prominently in the popular "Sinestro Corps War" story arc!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 9, 2008 o Action Figures o PI

STAR SAPPHIRE 6.5"


SINESTRO 6.75"


CYBORG SUPERMAN 6.75"


BATMAN AS A GREEN LANTERN 6.75"

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BASED ON THE ART OF NEAL ADAMS
SCULPTED BY JASON "SPYDA" ADAMS


The popular BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE line of artist-inspired statues continues!


Fans have been anxiously awaiting this design by Neal Adams, one of the most famous Batman artists of all time! This statue, which is a near-replica of the cover of BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 1 (and the pose that first appeared in "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge"), is sculpted by Adams' son, first-time DC Direct contributor Jason "Spyda" Adams! It is certain to be another sought-after addition to DC Direct's line of BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE statues.


The statue measures approximately 6.75" tall x 8" wide x 6.5" deep and is painted in monochromatic tones. It features a logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.


Advance-solicited on sale July 16, 2008 oStatue o $75.00 US

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 2: WONDER GIRL BUST
Designed by Terry Dodson


Sculpted by Jack Mathews


The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with Terry Dodson's Wonder Girl! Seen here standing atop Titans Tower, this fearless teen wonder has Ares' lasso twined at her side.


Collect all of the Women of the DCU: Series 2 busts in 2008! Wonder Girl joins Wonder Woman, Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman and more!


This WONDER GIRL BUST measures approximately 5.5" tall x 2.5" wide x 2.5" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 2, 2008 o Bust o $55 US

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