DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping March, 2008

Mon, December 24th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

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Story by Paul Dini

Story consulting by Keith Giffen

8 script by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; art by Carlos Magno & Rodney Ramos

7 script by Sean McKeever; art by Ron Lim & Mark McKenna

6 script by Gray & Palmiotti; art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti

5 script by Adam Beechen; art by Scott Kolins

Covers by Scott Kolins

The Countdown ticks down as storylines converge and collide - a Great Disaster is clearly proving to be unavoidable!

COUNTDOWN 8 on sale March 5

COUNTDOWN 7 on sale March 12

COUNTDOWN 6 on sale March 19

COUNTDOWN 5 on sale March 26

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Adam Beechen & Justin Gray

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

San Diego has been over-run with the lethal Lady Styx virus, and now the enigmatic Healers are going to wipe the city clean. Can the space-faring heroes Starfire, Animal Man and Adam Strange stop them? Plus, the final fate of Forerunner is revealed!

On sale March 26 o 8 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Steve Gerber and Matt Sturges

Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong and Stephen Segovia

Cover by Mario Alberti

So what good is magic? The Helmet of Fate hasn't helped Kent Nelson pick up the pieces of his shattered life. And don't ask Bruce Gordon, because you'll get an answer that will lead you to believe Eclipso is helping his sundered life! Can Crispus Allen convince him otherwise?

On sale March 19 o 7 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Frank Tieri

Art by Liam Sharp & Rob Hunter

Cover by Sharp

Final issue! Learn the secret origin of Lord Havok, ruler of Earth-8 and leader of the Extremists! Plus, witness the final showdown between the Extremists and Monarch's multiversal army - who triumphs over who? And who pays the ultimate price?

On sale March 26 o 6 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Starlin

Art and covers by Starlin & Matt "Batt" Banning

It's a showdown at the Source Wall as the few surviving New Gods confront the entity responsible for the recent slaughter. Mr. Miracle calls upon the Anti-Life Equation as a last-ditch attempt to save his people. And now completely alone on Apokolips, Darkseid braces himself for the momentous, universe-altering events about to unfold.

On sale March 19 o 7 of 8 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

Written by Dan Jurgens

Art by Matt Clark, Fernando Pasarin & Jesse Delperdang

Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

The Tangent Earth and the DC Earth are about to collide! In the years since the Tangent world was last seen, a mind-reading, telekinetic Superman has taken control and brought peace, but at the cost of the world's freedoms. And as the walls between the Tangent Earth and the DC Earth being to fall, the Tangent Superman's visions are about to get even grander! Spinning out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16, the 12-part TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN maxiseries will introduce members of the Tangent world to their DC counterparts, with events and results that will change both worlds forever!

On sale March 19 o 1 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Amy Wolfram

Art by Karl Kerschl & Serge Lapointe

Cover by Kerschl

The newly formed Teen Titans must face off against the possessed Justice League of America to the death! And in this battle, there are no winners.

On sale March 5 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Sean McKeever

Art & Cover by Eddy Barrows & Rob Hunter

As Clock King continues his campaign against the Teen Titans, Ravager struggles with her reasons for being on the team, what sort of woman she's meant to become...and a super villain attack on Titans Tower!

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matthew Sturges

Art and cover by Sean Chen & Walden Wong

Trapped between the warring tribes led by The Joker and Lex Luthor, Catwoman is forced to make a deadly decision that will change several lives forever. The hostilities on Hell Planet are about to reach a boiling point, and nobody is a sure bet to make it out alive. And that's before things get worse with the unexpected arrival of a new group looking to exterminate every villain in sight.

On sale March 12 o 5 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Frank Tieri

Art by J. Calafiore & Jack Purcell

Cover by Calafiore

Guest-starring Vigilante! Things in Gotham City's underground scene continue to heat up as tensions between Tobias Whale and Penguin's gangs reach a boiling point. Plus, Nightwing's personal gang-war strategy backfires in the most lethal of ways.

On sale March 12 o 6 of 9 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art and cover by Damion Scott & Robert Campanella

From Marv Wolfman, co-creator of Raven, and maverick penciller Damion Scott (BATGIRL) comes a 5-issue miniseries delving into Raven's past and giving her a new life - but first she must survive the horrors of high school! Can the Titan's empath endure the wave of teen angst at school, especially after someone begins killing students? Emotions are driven sky high thanks to the reappearance of the Psycho Pirate's Medusa mask, and there's no way anyone can contain it once it has fallen into the wrong hands. Titans fans new and old dare not miss this one!

On sale March 5 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art by Cooke, J. Bone & David Bullock

Cover by Cooke

Celebrating the DVD release of the New Frontier movie comes this collection of never before seen stories including "New Frontier: The Lost Chapter," with script and art by Darwyn Cooke! This tale provides a first-hand look at Faraday's quest to outlaw masked vigilantes, culminating with the day Superman goes to Gotham to bring down Batman. Also included are two back-up stories featuring Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Sgt. Rock and others, as well as behind-the-scenes bonus material from the movie!

On sale March 5 o FC, 48 pgs, no ads, $4.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz

Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

"Blue and Gold" Part 2! It's back to the present for Booster Gold! But history has changed, and not for the better. The new man in charge is Maxwell Lord, and his army of O.M.A.C.s won't stop until Booster is dead. Plus, the return of Supernova!

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Julian Lopez & Bit

Cover by Doug Braithwaite

The Outsiders run into trouble while a recon mission for Batman at a European Space Administration site in North Africa! Meanwhile, tension within the group comes to a head as the Outsiders' newest member challenges Batman for leadership!

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Judd Winick

Art and cover by Cliff Chiang

Rescued from the renegade Amazons, Green Arrow & Black Canary turn to solving new mysteries: Who was behind the kidnapping at their wedding, and how does that connect with what happened to GA's son, Connor Hawke?!

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Brandvold & Sergio Aragones

Art by John Severin

Cover by Walter Simonson

It's showdown at the Lash Ranch! Will Bat get there in time to save his family?

On sale March 12 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Max Fiumara

Cover by Matt Camp

"The Influencing Machines of Metropolis" - Finale! As The Influencing Machines continue to induce madness, Nat and Lucia are forced into a deadly and ugly beauty pageant, and Erika and Gerome must face their own demons in time to stop a villain of devastating super-powered insanity.

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Renato Arlem

Cover by Dave Johnson

Can the Freedom Fighters stop Red Bee's insectoid invasion, or will she succeed in her plan to turn the world into a gruesome hive for her alien master?

On sale March 26 o 7 of 8 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Ostrander

Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs

Cover by John K. Snyder

As the Scarlet Tears mission goes to hell and the Squad's body count rises, a final power struggle plays out between the monstrous General, the metahuman-powered Amanda Waller, and Rick Flag's own secret weapon!

On sale March 12 o 7 of 8 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by Tony Daniel & Jonathan Glapion

Cover by Daniel

Ra's al Ghul successfully resurrected. The impostor Batmen running rampant through Gotham City. The cold, harsh reality of heart-breaking death. Batman has confronted all of these obstacles as the stalwart hero he is…but will the Bat be ready for the devastating crossroads ahead?

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs

Cover by Nguyen

In this story by Peter Milligan (BATMAN ANNUAL #26: HEAD OF THE DEMON), Batman takes a journey around the globe to investigate the origins of the mysterious suit of armor that Talia al Ghul gave to him. But when he unearths the startling secrets of the armor, will the Dark Knight be prepared for what lies next?

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #172
Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Chris Batista & Cam Smith

Cover by Freddie Williams II

A stakeout turns into a takedown when Robin and Violet both have their sights set on the same dirty casino…and each other! They'll have to work together to get out alive, but someone's not playing fair, and old hurts can mean new trouble when the chips are down. Plus, Cavallo and Wise play their hands even closer, and their grip on Robin is getting even tighter!

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Tomasi

Art and cover by Rags Morales & Michael Bair

Why is another super-powered body, this time the corpse of the KGBeast, being stolen from the Gotham Cemetery - and how is Nightwing going to stop it?

Nightwing starts to piece together the diabolical plans of Dr. Creighton Kendall, a scientist whose twisted mind harbors dark and devious plans that may fit into the far-reaching scheme of Talia al Ghul and her desire to protect herself once and for all from the evil clutches of her father and the world at large.

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard

Art and cover by Rags Morales & Mark Farmer

Batman ups his war with the returned Wrath…but apparently Nightwing may have more to do with inspiring this new threat to Metropolis!

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steve Niles

Art and cover by Scott Hampton

Rachel and Beth seek a new friend for the city's guardian while "Simple Simon" recalls how he became a creature of both science and dark magic. Meanwhile, the cult springs into action against an unwitting Gotham City!

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

Can Catwoman stay one step ahead of every villain in the DCU? Looks like she's managed to tick off Luthor and the Joker, and her only chance of getting back to Gotham City lies in the hands of the one being on the planet she can trust. But can he trust her?

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal

Covers by Frank

It's the grand finale to the 6-part "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes!" To save the galaxy, Superman and the Legion must clear the good name of Krypton's Last Son, but to do that, they must defeat the greatest villains of their time: the JLA! Featuring a stunning "Superman and The Legion of Super-Heroes" cover plus a "Superman Triumphant" variant cover, both by Gary Frank!

Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring "Superman and The Legion of Super-Heroes" cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring "Superman Triumphant" cover by Frank). See the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art and cover by Renato Guedes & Jos Wilson Magalhas

It's a time of new beginnings for Superman as art sensation Renato Guedes joins the team! Plus, the superhuman mastermind Paragon is loose in Metropolis, Clark and Lois are hunting for a new place to live after the events of "Insect Queen," and worse, they've got relatives coming to visit - namely, a certain blonde cousin of Lois's from Smallville. It all sets the stage for a major new addition to the cast in next month's anniversary issue! Can you say "Chloe Sullivan"? We thought you could…

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Joe Kelly

Art and cover by Scott Kolins

Acclaimed writer Joe Kelly joins fan-favorite artist Scott Kolins (THE FLASH) for a reimagining of a classic story from Superman and Batman's Silver Age! In WORLD'S FINEST #178, Superman lost his powers and took on the identity of Nova, the inspiration for 52's Super-Nova. Now, the mysterious Socrates has robbed the world of its Man of Steel forcing Batman and Robin to find a way to replace him!

On sale March 19 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Kelley Puckett

Art by Rick Leonardi & Dan Green

Cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder

Supergirl thought she triumphed over Reactron, but the radioactive madman has one last trick up his deadly sleeve. Supergirl plunges into a world where up is down, and no, we're not talking about Bizarro World!

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by B. Clay Moore

Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

"Signal to Noise" part 2 of 3. After dealing with the attack of 50- foot murderous toys, Superman works to keep Jimmy Olsen out of harm's way. But Jimmy's nose for trouble leads him straight to a reclusive toymaker named Winslow Schott, and this Toyman is curious about the strange watch Jimmy is wearing…

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Rick Remender

Art by Pat Olliffe & John Stanisci

Cover by Ladrnn

Shrinking uncontrollably, the Atom discovers his blood houses a population of microscopic, matter-consuming creatures that may hold the very secrets to his powers! When one of the inadvertently enlarged alien bugs escapes his lab, can The Atom save the citizens of Ivy Town from the touch of the thing from within?

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Sean McKeever

Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Stephane Roux

Lady Blackhawk has been compromised as an operative - which could leave Huntress stranded at sea! Plus, Oracle must deploy several magic-based operatives to Platinum Flats to subvert a new threat to the world's computerized infrastructure!

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Rogers

Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

The stunning conclusion of "Endgame"! Light-years from home, Beetle fights for control of the Scarab in a spectacular last stand against the Reach - and the World's Greatest Heroes have his back!

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Jerry Ordway

Cover by George Prez

Superman and Ultraman of the Crime Society…together? What situation could be so dire that it would cause this team-up? Will two men who are the exact opposite of each other be able to work together long enough to save the day? Featuring guest art by Jerry Ordway!

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann

Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

Cover by Kalman Andrasovfsky

As the edges of Kobra's plot are discovered, the scale and the stakes continue to rise, jeopardizing millions of innocent lives around the planet. But is this all cover for something far more terrifying - something that even the biggest powers of the DCU may be powerless to stop?

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Robert Loren Fleming and John Ostrander

Art by Colleen Doran, Tom Mandrake and Ray Kryssing

Cover by Ryan Sook

Collecting stories from Eclipso #10 Spectre #17-18, shedding light on these pivotal characters from COUNTDOWN!

On sale March 19 o 80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Written by Tom Peyer

Art and cover by Freddie Williams II

"Fast Money" begins! Don't miss the kickoff of this provocative new storyline by Tom Peyer (HOURMAN), as the Flash is pulled into an intense moral dilemma about superpowers - and Keystone's plagued by a menace who's using familiar mind-bending tactics!

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Kicking off the "Secret Origin" story arc! Witness the beginnings of one of the bravest Green Lanterns who's ever lived as the "secret origin" of Hal Jordan is revealed in a whole new light! While Hal begins his career another Lantern, the greatest of all time, uncovers the mystery of Abin Sur's death and his obsession with the prophecy of "the Blackest Night."

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Chuck Kim

Art and cover by Nelson

Part 2 of CURSE of THE LOST LANTERNS written by HEROES scribe Chuck Kim continues to reveal the missing time between Parallax's destruction of the Corps and its survivors struggle against the Manhunters and the coming threat of the Sinestro Corps as Boodikka ponders her future as one of the newly anointed Alpha Lanterns. Can her old allies trust her anymore, what secrets does she hold and why does it mean to Hal Jordan?

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Roger Stern

Art by John Byrne & Mark Farmer

Cover by Josh Middleton

Concluding the 5-part "That was Now, This is Then"! The JLA finally figure out how to defeat the threat before them…and bring closure to this reopened chapter from their early years!

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final Issue

Written by Alan Burnett

Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope

Cover by Benes

Don't miss the final chapter of "Salvation," as the JLA turn themselves over to the U.S. government to be sent to prison off-world! What old foe will they have to rely on to save themselves from planet hell?

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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 as the mystery of the "Heartbreak Slayer" explodes while the Justice Society discovers a true "New" God stalking them. Meanwhile, devastating images of the future continue to plague the Man of Steel.

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 March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by B. Clay Moore

Art by Ramon Perez

Cover by Sean Chen & Sandu Florea

The threads of Wildcat's past come together to form a new future in "Forward Through the Past" part 2 of 3! As Wildcat investigates strange happenings at one of his old gyms, he finds himself sidetracked by a damsel in distress…named Catwoman!

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art and cover by Rafa Gares

While in pursuit of some criminals in the deadly Devil's Paw rock formation, Jonah Hex becomes a prisoner of the Tribe of the Red Scorpion. If he can manage to escape, will he be ready for what waits for him outside their cave dwelling?

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Shooter

Art and cover by Francis Manapul & John Livesay

Part 1 of the story arc "Enemy Rising" - the begining of the One Evil Saga! To save her world, Shadow Lass battles alone against a Life-eradicator. The mystery of their origin deepens as important evidence emerges. Meanwhile, conflict between Timber Wolf and Saturn Girl explodes! Action, angst, amour, amperage and accuracy to the max!

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Judd Winick

Art & Cover by Mauro Cascioli

The Trials of Shazam conclude…and win or lose, Freddy Freeman may still need the help of the Justice League to survive the "verdict"!

On sale March 26 o 12 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matthew Sturges

Art and cover by Phil Winslade

There's always been a Shadowpact, in every era since the beginning of time. Now, our modern-day team is in over their heads - so they use their magic to call upon the Shadowpact of a distant past and one from the far future to help their cause! But they may be getting more than what they bargained for…

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Bernard Chang

Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

Comics superstar Bernard Chang joins Gail Simone for a 2-part story that will take Wonder Woman to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, but not before the vicious alien race the Khund begin an assault on Earth! But before the invasion can begin, the relationship of Wonder Woman and Nemesis takes a defining turn.

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Milligan, Grant Morrison, Fabian Nicieza, Paul Dini and Keith Champagne

Art by Don Kramer, Jason Pearson, Tony Daniel, David Lopez, Freddie Williams II, Ryan Benjamin and others

Cover by Andy Kubert

Batman's immortal foe, Ra's Al Ghul, should be dead at last - so how has he returned to haunt The Dark Knight? Find out in this 256-page hardcover volume collecting the intense tale originally presented in Batman Annual #26, Batman #670-671, Robin #168-169, ROBIN ANNUAL #7, Nightwing #138-139, and Detective Comics #838-839!

Ra's al Ghul is back…but what does his return have to do with Batman's teenaged son, Damian - whose mother is Ra's al Ghul's daughter, Talia? It will take the combined skills of Batman, Robin and Nightwing to get to the bottom of these mysteries and stop Ra's al Ghul's insidious plans!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 7 o 256 pg, FC, $29.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz

Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

Cover by Jurgens & Rapmund

Booster Gold, the hero of 52, is back in this hardcover volume collecting BOOSTER GOLD #1-6 and the origin story from 52 #24! In this tale co-written by fan-favorite Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN, 52), the time-traveling super-hero from tomorrow must repair the timeline of the DC Universe if he's going to earn membership in the Justice League of America! Someone is exploiting the ravaged time stream, hoping to eliminate the world's greatest heroes, and only Booster Gold can stop them.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 7 o 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Jack Kirby

Art by Kirby, Mike Royer and D. Bruce Berry

Cover by Kirby & Royer

Witness the early tales of Jack Kirby's legendary creation O.M.A.C. in this hardcover collecting stories from O.M.A.C. #1-8 (1974-1975) plus artwork from WHO'S WHO! In one of his last major works for DC, Kirby envisions a 1984-inspired dystopia starring corporate nobody Buddy Blank, who is changed by a satellite called Brother Eye into the super-powered O.M.A.C. (One Man Army Corps). Enlisted by the Global Peace Agency, who police the world using pacifistic means, O.M.A.C. battles the forces of conformity in this short-lived but legendary series!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 21 o 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Bill Finger, Joseph Greene and Jack Schiff

Art by Bob Kane & Jerry Robinson

Cover by Kane

The series collecting every Batman adventure ever published in chronological order continues with this fifth volume, collecting Batman #8-9, Detective Comics #57-61, and stories from World's

Finest Comics #4 (1941-1942)!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 16 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Bill Morrison, Roy Thomas and E. Nelson Bridwell

Art by Scott Shaw, Ross Andru, Rick Hoberg, Al Gordon and others

Cover by Shaw & Morrison

Captain Carrot returns in this volume collecting the 3-issue miniseries in which the Zoo Crew faces a threat that begins at the "Sandy Eggo Comic-Con!" Plus, adventures from The New Teen Titans #16 and Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #1 and #14-15!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 2 o 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison & Mark Millar

Art by Stephen Harris, Keith Champagne, Drew Geraci and others

Cover by Howard Porter and John Dell

From writers Grant Morrison (52, BATMAN) and Mark Millar (Ultimates, Civil War) comes Aztek, the visionary hero from the 1990s! In these stories from Aztek: the Ultimate Man #1-10, Aztek fights the forces of evil in Vanity City, where he meets costumed characters including Green Lantern and The Joker!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 30 o 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Phil Noto, Jordi Bernet and David Michael Beck

Cover by Noto

This volume - collecting issues #19-24 of the bloody, hard-hitting series - features the lushly illustrated adventures of Hex as he dodges bullets, rights wrongs and courts death in the Old West.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 16 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Written by Joe Samachson

Art by Arthur Cazeneuve

Cover by Jon Small & Louis Cazeneuve

The final volume collecting the classic adventures of the Seven Soldiers of Victory, originally presented in LEADING COMICS #9-14 (1944-1945)!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 28 o 280 pg, FC, $59.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard

Art by Kevin Sharpe & Dennis Calero

Cover by Barry Kitson

In this volume collecting issues #31-36 of the acclaimed series, The Legionnaires' leader, Cosmic Boy, has disappeared. Was he captured by enemies or has he fled responsibility?

Advance-solicited; on sale April 2 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by James Robinson

Art by Tony Harris, Wade Von Grawbadger and others

Cover by Harris

At last - the hit series created by James Robinson (BATMAN: FACE THE FACE) and Tony Harris (EX MACHINA) of the 1990s is collected in a series of six spectacular hardcover editions. This inaugural volume features a new cover by Harris and collects STARMAN #0-16, originally published from 1994 to 1996.

Advance-resolicited; on sale May 21 o 6.75" x 10.25" o 448 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner, Otto Binder, E. Nelson Bridwell and John Byrne

Art by Eric Powell, Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, Byrne and others

Cover by Powell

The dynamic writing team of Geoff Johns and Richard Donner joins artist extraordinaire Eric Powell (The Goon) for "Escape from Bizarro World," a 3-part story in which Bizarro returns to kidnap one of the most important people in Superman's life. But what does the twisted, ersatz Man of Steel want? The only way to find out is to travel to the enemy's home: Bizarro World! Also included in this volume are classic tales of Bizarro from SUPERMAN #140, DC COMICS PRESENTS #71 and MAN OF STEEL #5!

Advance-resolicited; on sale May 14 o 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Jim Starlin

Art by Davis, Jim Starlin, Bernie Wrightson and others

Cover by Shane Davis

Collecting MYSTERY IN SPACE #6-8 and THE WEIRD #1-4! Discover the origin of the new Captain Comet and find out how he is connected to his predecessor who was killed in the pages of the critically acclaimed series 52, while taking a spectacular tour of the outer reaches of space in the DC Universe!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 23 o 288 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Dennis O'Neil

Art by Denys Cowan & Rick Magyar

Cover by Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz

In this second volume that collects THE QUESTION #7-12, The Question tracks a killer to a distant island prison and becomes involved with a gambling crimelord.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 30 o 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Jerry Siegel, Jim Shooter and others

Art by Curt Swan, Jim Mooney, John Forte and others

Cover by Swan & George Klein

Over 500 pages of classic Legion adventures, collected from the pages of ADVENTURE COMICS #316, #322-348, #365, SUPERBOY #117 and #125, and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #4!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 9 o 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by France E. Herron and various

Art and cover by Bob Brown

Thrill to more than 500 pages of comic action collected from CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #18-37 (1961-1964)! Along the way, the intrepid foursome faces dangers of every imaginable sort, including cosmic-powered alien beasts, doomed worlds, futuristic knights and much more.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 23 o 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Sholly Fisch

Art by Dario Brizuela

Cover by J. Bone

Introducing SUPER FRIENDS - a brand-new series for younger readers to meet the heroes of the DC Universe, based on the hot toy line from Mattel! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash and Aquaman are here to save the day - and be your friends, too!

This issue features a full-length adventure with Amazo, the android who has all the same powers as our heroes, as well as activities, the Super Friends secret code key and more! Join your Super Friends each month for fun and games, and learn how you too can be a Super Friend!

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco

Art and cover by Baltazar & Franco

The Fearsome Five have arrived, and they have their eyes set on the Tiny Titans playground! Plus, Beast Boy has a crush on a rock throwing lass and Cyborg helps bake a cake. All this and more in our second all-ages, all-fun issue!

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by James Peaty

Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Batman's been captured by Harley Quinn, and his only hope is the deductive skills of Robin, the Boy Wonder. Yep, Batman's in big, big trouble…

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Keith Giffen

Art by Christopher Jones & Dan Davis

Cover by Jones

An untold tale of the Justice League by 52's Keith Giffen! Meet the early Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, who want to join the League - because that's where the big money is! They have much to learn…

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Adam Beechen and Paul Storrie

Art by Carlo Barberi, Rick Burchett and others

The latest volume of tales from the comic based on the hit Cartoon Network series is here! TIES THAT BIND collects JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #16-22.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 2 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Written by J. Torres

Art and cover by Alexander Serra

Back home in Metropolis, villains aren't nearly as fearsome as the Fatal Five, but they're learning fast! Although they're 1000 years away, the Legion has never left Superman's mind for a minute - will Superman's 31st Century know-how be enough to stop 21st Century bad guys, or will the learning curve be steeper than he can handle?

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Sholly Fisch, Jason Hall and Jim Alexander

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

Cover by Travis Kotzebue & DeCarlo

It's a big Ben 10 issue with Ben on the run! What did Grey Matter do and why is he wanted? Plus, Samurai Jack!

On sale March 5

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Tom Sheppard and Robbie Busch

Art by Andy Suriano, Mike Kazaleh, Christopher Cook, Dan Davis and Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Stephanie Gladden

Here come Jake and Andy! Guys, look out for that wrecking ball! Plus, Camp Lazlo and the Powerpuff Girls!

On sale March 26

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by J. Torres and Todd Nauck

Art by Nauck & Lary Stucker and Joe Quinones

Cover by Nauck

Something old! Something new! In this issue you get two stories - TWO! First, a tale of times past featuring Beast Boy and the Doom Patrol. Then, Kid Flash and Jinx face off against some new foes, the brother and sister threat of Kid Kold and Ice Kate!

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Frank Strom and Jim Alexander

Art by Leo Batic, Omar Aranda, Alberto Saichann and Horacio Ottolini

Cover by Scott Gross

It's the days of the Wild West, and nobody's wilder than Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam when they're competing for gold!

On sale March 5

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Scott Peterson

Art by Scott Neely, Robert Pope, and Karen Matchette

Cover by Ropert Pope & Scott McRae

Well, Scooby and begorrah, it's St. Patrick's Day! The Scoobs travel to the Emerald Isle, land of mystery and magic! It's an issue packed with leprechauns and banshees…and just what effect will the Blarney Stone have on our favorite clammed-up canine?

On sale March 19

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #488
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

On sale March 12 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

A jam-packed new issue of MAD CLASSICS, featuring the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals, Reader's Choice picks and much more!

On sale March 19 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

Written by Allen Warner

Art and cover by J.J. Kirby

Variant cover by Jim Lee

Get on board for a thrilling 5-issue miniseries written by Allen Warner (NINJA BOY) with eye-popping art by J.J. Kirby (DV8, GEN13)! Where have all the heroes gone? That's what Lady Love - a Bay Area disc jockey - wants to know. Her alter ego, Love Rocket, is trying to keep her city from falling to pieces, but it's not easy. During a mission, her crime-fighting partner does such a good job attacking a hostage-taker that he puts a child's life in danger - while a TV news crew catches all the action. Their broadcast grabs a lot of attention from various people…including a WildStorm super-powered-being who's been out of commission for years. Will this shock him into action?

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

On sale March 5 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Michael Costa

Art by Koi Turnbull

Cover by Cully Hamner

A new 6-issue miniseries shedding light on the mysterious Authority member, featuring art by Koi Turnbull (HEROES VOL. 1 HC, SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL) and covers by Cully Hamner (BLUE BEETLE)! Before he was recruited into StormWatch, Jack Hawksmoor was a solitary urban hero, misanthropic and alone. While preventing a massive robot attack on the Golden Gate Bridge, Hawksmoor gets unexpected assistance from a woman he has more in common with than he realizes, then later stumbles upon a locked-room murder mystery. On top of all this, his city-born powers have been acting up - and he has a gumshoe's suspicion that all this may be connected.

On sale March 26 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Scott Beatty with Christos Gage

Art by Wes Craig

Cover by Ivan Reis & Richard Friend

Spinning from the pages of WildStorm: Armageddon! The trio of heroes led by Nemesis nears their goal in finding the secret of the pending destruction…but for answers, they must first deal with a pair of Wildcats by the name of Zealot and Grifter! And this Coda reunion won't be pretty! But what's at the heart of this conspiracy, spanning generations in the WildStorm Universe? And are they prepared for the horrifying answer?

Issue #5 on sale March 12; issue #6 on sale March 26

5 and 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99

Written by Christos Gage

Art and cover by Darick Robertson

A new monster rears its ugly head from the ashes of Henry Bendix's secret bunker - and it's a threat neither the Authority or StormWatch could have anticipated! When the dust clears at the end of this issue, will anything ever be the same?

On sale March 26 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #18
Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci

Cover by Michael Lopez & Richard Friend

The Gen13 kids fight for their lives - literally - and their adversaries will be surprising! Can they overcome their issues with the "group dynamic" and learn to fight as a team again?

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark

Cover by Harris

It's a little-known fact that NYC's first City Hall was built by African slaves - men and women whose spirits continue to haunt the administration of vigilante-turned-politician Mitchell Hundred.

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by Keith Giffen

Art by Lee Garbett & Rick Burchett

Cover by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott

Assassin8, a hitman genetically designed to mimic the Authority's heroes, takes on the Midnighter…and takes him down.

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Milligan

Art and cover by C.P. Smith

Senator Joe takes a stand in the growing race war in the South as the Russian super-humans prepare to take their war to Washington, DC. Meanwhile, the U.S. Government has a plan to make Max their powerful, final endgame - but will he undergo it willingly?

On sale March 19 o 9 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos N. Gage

Art by Neil Googe, Talent Caldwell and others

Cover by Mike McKone

Collecting the 6-issue ARMAGEDDON event that rocked the WildStorm Universe and included Midnighter, Tranquility, Stormwatch: PHD, Gen13, Wetworks and Wildcats! Six heroes are taken to a post-apocalyptic vision of the WildStorm Universe - can they avert the coming Armageddon?

Advance-solcited; on sale April 9 o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Sandra Hope

Collecting the 6-issue miniseries shedding light on the history of the WildStorm Universe! In the twilight of World War II, the first battle of a new World War will be fought on the Eastern frontier of Germany by a band of seven American commandos. Can they accomplish their mission ahead of the Soviet army marching on their exact location?

Advance-solicited; on sale April 16 o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Peter Johnson

Art by Matthew Dow Smith

Cover by Tim Sale

This new collection - featuring the six issues of WildStorm's SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS comic - acts as a prequel to the hit CW television show. Written by series Executive Producer Peter Johnson, it gives readers an incredible never-before-seen look into the mythos of the series!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 23 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Story by Jeff Katz

Written by James Kuhoric

Art by Jason Craig

Cover by Richard Friend

Freddy, Jason, and Ash face off for possession of the Necronomicon and a chance to either save the world or send it straight to hell! It all ends here - and only one of the three will walk away from the movie monster fight of the century! Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.

On sale March 26 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Kevin O'Neill

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen returns in this amazing new Absolute Edition! England in the mid 1950s is not the same as it was. The powers that be have instituted…some changes. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has been disbanded and disavowed, and the country is under the control of an iron-fisted regime. Now, after many years, the still youthful Mina Murray and a rejuvenated Allan Quatermain return and are in search of some answers. Answers that can only be found in a book buried deep in the vaults of their old headquarters, a book that holds the key to the hidden history of the League throughout the ages: The Black Dossier.

This amazing new Absolute Edition is sure to thrill fans, and includes a 3-D section complete with custom 3-D glasses, plus text pieces, maps, and a stunning cutaway double-page spread of Captain Nemo's Nautilus submarine by Kevin O'Neill. As if this wasn't enough, also included is a NEW rarity: a 45-rpm vinyl recording of the song "Immortal Love," sung by Alan Moore himself!

Retailers please note: This title is published in the United States only.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 11 o 8.25" x 12.5"

200 pages, FC/B&W, $99.00 US o Mature Readers

Written by Walter Simonson

Art by Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope

Covers by Jim Lee and Samwise Didier

Lo'Gosh and Broll continue their quest and encounter harpies and furblogs in Thistlefur. Will the duo succeed in freeing the furblogs from the fel magic that curses them? Plus, Valeera continues tracking the mysterious figure who follows Lo'Gosh from the shadows.

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 March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Neil Gaiman

Art by Various

Cover by Dave McKean

The third volume collecting Neil Gaiman's seminal, award-winning series starring the Dream King in deluxe format. ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 presents several key SANDMAN tales in a slipcased hardcover edition, including "Brief Lives," in which the Sandman's sister Delirium prevails upon her older brother to help her find their missing sibling, Destruction. But their journey through the Waking World has dramatic repercussions for their family and also for the relationship between the Sandman and his wayward son, Orpheus. Also included is the spectacular short story "Ramadan," a tale of a young king of ancient Baghdad and the deal he strikes with The Sandman to grant his city immortality, with spectacular illustrations by P. Craig Russell (Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Jungle Book).

Never-before-collected bonus features include pin-up pages from galleries in THE SANDMAN #50 and SANDMAN SPECIAL #1, the Desire story from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE #3, THE ENDLESS GALLERY #1, script and thumbnails from THE SANDMAN #50, and a section on the Endless retail products (poster, statues, t-shirts, Little Endless and more)! Plus, an introduction by artist Jill Thompson.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 28 o 8.25" x 12.5" o 616 pages, FC, $99.00 US

Written by David Lapham

Art and cover by Lapham

Indie comics auteur and SILVERFISH creator David Lapham hasn't embarked on a monthly series since STRAY BULLETS, his magnum opus that garnered industry awards and international acclaim. Now Lapham's back with YOUNG LIARS, his first full-color monthly series, about a group of misfits and their desperate attempt to salvage their crushed dreams.

"I haven't had this much fun since my Uncle Chuck took me on a crime spree in the fourth grade." - David Lapham

At the core of YOUNG LIARS is the disturbing relationship between Danny Noonan, a habitual liar and crap guitar player from Texas, and Sadie Dawkins, the object of his desire. Sadie was a poor little rich girl until a bullet lodged in her brain turned her into an adrenaline junkie who only listens to Danny.

But who shot Sadie is only part of the mystery that drives YOUNG LIARS, from the twisted club scene of lower Manhattan to absurdist hijinx on the high seas. And from the hot shores of Ibiza to the haunted castles of Spain, Danny, Sadie and their entourage of losers will run from poorly disguised assassins, demented billionaires, and psychotic midgets - not to mention each other - in an absurd quest to get rich and famous. Or kill each other trying. YOUNG LIARS will provide relentless action, suspense, sex and murder in the way that only David Lapham can deliver.

A sneak peek will run in DMZ #28. Watch for a graphic trailer at dccomics.com.

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Mike Carey

Art and cover by John Bolton

"Bolton's (FABLES) fully painted panels are vivid and alluring…a treat for any fan of the fantastic." - Publishers Weekly

Don't miss this all-new softcover edition of the acclaimed original graphic novel that reunited the team of writer Mike Carey (CROSSING MIDNIGHT, LUCIFER) and renowned fantasy painter John Bolton (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL, THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE FURIES). Bolton's lush palette perfectly captures both the lurid underbelly of modern London and the haunting elegance of Faerie in a dark, compelling tale of decadence and desire that echoes the epic scope of BOOKS OF MAGIC and THE SANDMAN.

Set in both North London and the Faerie kingdom, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN tells the story of a rebellious teenager who falls in with a group of slacker faeries. She discovers that for faeries, the ultimate rush is Red Horse, a drug made from heroin and human blood. It's a dangerous high, and when she gets hooked she's drawn into a civil war that becomes a struggle to the death between Queen Titania and her predecessor, Queen Mab.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 2 o 96 pg, FC, $12.99 US


100 BULLETS #89
Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

The final story arc of the series begins here! With all his soldiers in place and his final plan in motion, Agent Graves finally has a chance to kick back and enjoy his success - but is the cork-popping premature? And where does a south-side Chicago crime syndicate fit into the plan?

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Jim Fern & Jose Villarrubia

Cover by J.H. Williams III

The epic war against Lord Aratsu finally begins in Part 1 of "The Blade in the Soul." Rinjin introduces his new general Kai to an army of kamis and spirits. But the boy's biggest challenge might be his first date with Loretta…

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERSe

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha

Cover by James Jean

Part 1 of the 2-part "Skulduggery." Fabletown's own cloak-and-dagger expert Cinderella is back in action! This time she's on a secret assignment down south - way down south - doing a nasty little job to pay off a debt she owes to Frau Totenkinder. All she needs to do is find a small package and deliver it to Fabletown. Unfortunately, the forces of the Empire are after the same prize and they've hauled out the guns and bombs to make sure they're the only ones who succeed.

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

Art by Tony Akins

Cover by Zachary Baldus

Jack's sidekick Gary - the Pathetic Fallacy - takes center stage in the Golden Boughs Theatrical Society's production of Hamlet! With: Alice as Ophelia, a pair of squash rackets as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and Wicked John as Laertes! But who's using the play as cover for an escape attempt? Find out in this thrilling issue that even your freshman Lit professor would be proud of! Note: This issue may contain streaking.

On sale March 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Simon Oliver

Art by John Lucas

Cover by Tony Moore

John Lucas provides guest art for the stand-alone story "Raising Ch." The teen years are tough for Mrs. Perez's newly adolescent son Danielo. His first girlfriend awakens an emerging sense of his Latino identity and quickly draws him way over his head into her dangerous world. Now it's up to Henry James to help Mrs. Perez rescue her son again.

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Darick Robertson, Ty Templeton and John Lucas

Cover by Tony Moore

Collecting issues #17-23 of the acclaimed series! In this volume, with art by Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPLITAN), the Bug Bee Gone gang faces an invasion of the giant, killer cockroaches known as the Mayan Hisser.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 30 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ #29
Written by Brian Wood

Art by Riccardo Burchielli

Cover by Wood

"Blood in the Game," Part 1 of 6. As yet another round of reconciliation talks begin between the U.S. government and the Free States, a new player emerges, combining political charisma and military cunning. Could the DMZ's answer to Ch Guevara be the key to healing the DMZ, or does he have other intentions?

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Andy Diggle

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Glenn Fabry

"The Laughing Magician" Part 3 of 3. John Constantine had it bad enough when he had a bloodthirsty African warlord and the powerful, unknown entity behind the Hunger Hill suicides after him, but when they team-up, things can only get worse - especially when the true "Laughing Magician" is finally revealed.

On sale March 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Danijel Zezelj

Cover by Marcelo Frusin

In this issue, which takes place at the turn of the century, we check in with Jasper, the once gangly kid and object of Wes Cutter's ridicule, now one of the few remaining witnesses to the rise and fall of the town of Blackwater.

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Jason Aaron

Art by R.M. Guera

Cover by Jock

"Dead Mothers" Part 3 of 5. Officer Dash Bad Horse's murder investigation is going nowhere, even before the arrival of the mysterious and deadly Mr. Brass and his little black bag of pain. Has Brass come to aid in the investigation or to shut it down?

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Davide Gianfelice

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

After suffering under Sven's one-man terrorist campaign, Gorm and Hakkar get it together and retaliate, sending Sven into the hills with an unlikely companion. But what brings him back out is much, much worse…express delivered from Constantinople.

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by John Whalen

Art by Mike Hawthorne

Cover by Tomer Hanuka

"Uniquely entertaining…wholly original…a fantastically dark world. I was sucked into it from the moment I opened the first issue." - Ain'tItCoolNews.com

Breakout writer John Whalen and Eisner-nominated artist Mike Hawthorne (THE EXTERMINATORS, Queen and Country) bring chilling new life to THE UN-MEN - the former SWAMP THING adversaries created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson - in this volume collecting the first five issues of the new series that explores what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers.

After a sideshow attraction called "The Gill-Boy" is murdered, an albino agent known as Kilcrop is dispatched by the government to solve the case. To uncover the truth, Kilcrop must infiltrate Aberrance, where society's most misshapen outcasts find their own kind of freedom.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 9 o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US


Written by John Whalen

Art by Mike Hawthorne

Cover by Tomer Hanuka

Part 2 of "Children of Paradox." Inkabod reveals the source of his skin-crawling condition and his tale has Cranius a little too interested. Could this strange affliction be somehow linked to the origin of the Un-Men themselves? Possibly, but Kilcrop and Niko have stranger things to deal with.

On sale March 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Si Spencer

Art by Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart

Cover by Sean Phillips

New story arc! The UK's hottest occult detectives continue their solving spree with a gruesome discovery in a cemetery. Pretty young dead things, ritual killings of the lowest and highest echelons of London society and people-trafficking feature predominantly in the series that mania.com says "…feels like Hellblazer meets The Mod Squad...Its compelling characters, vivid settings, and delicious mysteries set the stage for another fantastic ongoing from Vertigo."

On sale March 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written and illustrated by Cuvie

CMX. In the medieval town of Naudars, albino children hold a revered and protected status. Dorothea is one of these children and she has always wanted to see the world beyond her cloistered existence. When Naudars is attacked, all able-bodied men rise to defend their home. But Dorothea is prepared to defy tradition and enlist in the military. Like Joan of Arc, she must deal with the prejudices of those who are scandalized by the very existence of a young woman warrior. This spirited, sword-wielding girl has to defend herself from charges of witchcraft at the same time she's defending the land she loves.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 16 o 5.5" x 8" o 164 pg, B&W, $12.99 US


Written and illustrated by Taka Amano

CMX/FLEX COMIX. With his horned head and pointed ears, young Kiichi resembles a demon. When his mother dies, he is ostracized from his village. Alone and with no clue to his true origin, he meets Mototaro, a traveling "Library Man" who goes from town to town, lending out books. When Kiichi spies some magical creatures literally jumping out of the pages of one of these books, he thinks he may be on the way to finding out where he came from. Mototaro and Hana - his young assistant - agree to let Kiichi accompany them. Together, they will encounter strange creatures and adventures while Kiichi tries to find his place in the world.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 30 o 5" x 7.375" o 160 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

Written and illustrated by Kanako Inuki

CMX. FINAL VOLUME! A common mask used in Japan to protect children from germs hides a bizarre secret for one young girl. As for Kurumi, she meets an old fortuneteller who turns out to have been one of the girls who didn't give Kurumi a present when she was a child. She's come to finally give Kaurmi a special gift. Then find out what it is about an incredibly long scarf that creeps out even Kurumi!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 2 o 5.5" x 8" o 192 pg, B&W, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

CMX. It's "Sports Day" at school, and Kanzaki has one more chance to make it onto the basketball team. He's up against an old rival who knows about his past failure and how he cost his last school's team a victory. When an accident puts his ability to play in jeopardy, it shakes up his confidence even more. It's up to Kei to pump him up and help him get his game face back on.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 2 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

Written and illustrated by Iqura Sugimoto

CMX. Agent Sudo tries to uncover the secret behind Aethos, the government linked corporation in charge of investigating the Chimeras.

But in doing so, he stumbles upon a secret from his own past-a girl he believed he had killed years ago, but who instead has been a subject of experimentation. As for Aiko, she's having doubts about what the

Chimeras really are and may be losing the will to fight them.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 9 o 5.5" x 8" o 178 pg, B&W, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written and illustrated by Minako Narita

CMX. FINAL VOLUME! Cipher decides to go back to New York where he stuns Anise with a startling admission. Then Siva and Big Momma try to find closure over the death of Dana. Meanwhile, a possible reunion of the twins isn't making their respective roommates too happy. Will Cipher and Siva finally make peace with their estranged mother? And will Anise finally end up as more than just Cipher's friend?

Advance-solicited; on sale April 9 o 5" x 7.375" o 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

CMX. Kazuha takes a big step and decides to embark on a career as a hair stylist. Sugimoto warns her that it may not be as easy as she thinks, but he gives her his support and gets her a job at a salon. Kazuha discovers that a fellow hairdresser seems to have it in for her, even though she's done nothing to offend her. What's behind this stylist's feelings and can Kazuha do anything to change her mind?

Advance-solicited; on sale April 16 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN+

Written and illustrated by Masashi Tanaka

CMX. You know Gon the dinosaur, but are you ready for Gon the turtle? When he finds an empty shell, Gon decides to have a little fun and try it on. But getting out is a lot tougher than getting in, and Gon's about to get a whole new perspective on these amazing creatures. Then when a tornado deposits Gon and his animal buddies in the desert, he's got to lead them back to water before they all perish!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 23 o 5" x 7.375" o 164 pg, B&W, $5.99 US o TEEN

Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui

CMX. Can you imagine what it must be like to be Shinchan's mother? "Mom and I Are Friends" offers a unique perspective on domestic bliss - with cooking, shopping and potty training all getting the special Shinchan spin. Then he's off to school to wreak havoc on his fellow toddlers in "Kindergarten is a Fun, Fun Paradise." CMX brings you the original Japanese manga in all of its uncensored glory.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 30 o 5" x 7.375" o 128 pg, B&W, $7.99 US o MATURE READERS

HARLEY QUINN 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure
The Joker's girlfriend, Harley Quinn, is added to the 1:6 scale line this month. Realistically proportioned, this deluxe collector figure comes clothed in her own authentically detailed fabric costume with character-specific accessories and a display stand.

Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 20, 2008 * Collector figure * $79.99 US

THE JOKER 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure
Batman's number one enemy, The Joker, joins DC Direct's line of realistically proportioned 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in an intricate and authentically detailed fabric costume, complete with character-appropriate accessories and a display stand.

Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 20, 2008 * Collector figure * $89.99 US

Based on the art of Ed Benes

Sculpted by Alterton Bizarre

Ed Benes' legendary image from the cover of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 stands tall as it becomes a multi-part statue! Sold in three parts, each features two of the world's greatest superheroes and includes a piece of a bonus Red Tornado figure. (To fully assemble Red Tornado, all three Build-a-Scene statues are needed.) All of the pieces slide together to make a complete cover scene in striking 3-D!

o The first part of the statue includes Batman, Wonder Woman, and the base and tornado portion of Red Tornado.

o Part two will include Superman, Black Canary, and the torso of Red Tornado.

o Part three will include Green Lantern, The Flash, and the head and cape of Red Tornado.

The JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 8" tall x 14" wide x 10" deep when fully assembled. (Each piece measures approximately 8" tall x 5" wide x 5" deep, except for Red Tornado, which measures approximately 10.375" tall x 8.5" wide x 5.5" deep.) It includes a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 13, 2007 * Statue * $150 US

Minor assembly is required.

Designed by Alex Ross

The best-selling action figure line from the hugely popular JUSTICE series reaches its amazing conclusion with four new figures!


Supergirl o 6.5" h

Batgirl o 6.5" h

Toyman o 8" h

Captain Cold o 6.75" h

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 13, 2008 * Action Figures * PI

Retailers please note: Supergirl, Batgirl, Toyman and Captain Cold are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in inner and master cases.

Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

From the wildly successful SUPERMAN: RED SON!

What would have happened if Superman's rocket had landed in the former Soviet Union instead of Smallville? The stars of SUPERMAN: RED SON are featured in this box set, which includes a never-before-produced version of Bizarro, and the 48-page Prestige Format comic SUPERMAN: RED SON #1. Packaged in a 4-color window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 6, 2008 * Box Set * PI

Inspired by the art of Ethan Van Sciver

Bitter enemies Green Lantern and Sinestro battle it out in these bookends, based on art from the hit storyline "The Sinestro Corps War." This limited edition, cold-cast porcelain bookend set includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Each side measures approximately 8" tall x 6" wide x 6" deep.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 27, 2007 * Bookends * $295.00 US

Art by Alex Ross

Advance-solicited; on sale August 27, 2008 * Poster * $7.99 US

Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Advance-solicited; on sale August 27, 2008 * Poster * $7.99 US

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