DC Comics Solicitations for May, 2008

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DC UNIVERSE: ZERO
Written by Grant Morrison & Geoff Johns


Art by George Prez, Tony Daniel,


J.G. Jones, Aaron Lopresti, Ivan Reis, Philip Tan and Carlos Pacheco


Cover by various


This is it! The greatest DC characters! Your favorite writers and artists! Everything leading to Final Crisis and beyond starts here for just 50! Take a journey through the past and present of the DCU, and witness the emergence of the greatest evil in the universe - and the stunning return of a force for good! You dare not miss DC Universe: Zero!


Retro-solicited; on sale April 30 o 32 pg, FC, $0.50 US

FINAL CRISIS #1
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and covers by J.G. Jones


Witness the historic start of the final chapter in the Crisis trilogy that could only spring from the mind of Grant Morrison - Final Crisis, featuring stunning art by J.G. Jones (52 Covers)! Worlds will live and heroes will die in this epic tale spanning the beginning and end of the DC Universe!


The entire Multiverse is threatened as the mysterious Libra assembles an army of the DCU's most terrifying super villains. But what is the ultimate plan, and who will live to find out?


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.G. Jones that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale May 28 o 1 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: SKETCHBOOK
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by J.G. Jones


Take a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating Final Crisis! Featuring sketches and character designs by J.G. Jones and script notes and designs by Grant Morrison, this special issue will give readers a sneak preview of what to expect in Final Crisis.


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #3
Written by Dan Jurgens & Ron Marz


Art by Joe Benitez & Victor Llamas


Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino


Ever since the Tangent Superman rebuilt the world's power structure, the super-secret agency known as Nightwing has been biding their time, waiting to strike back. Now that the DCU's Green Lantern and Flash have joined the Tangent Green Lantern and Flash, the stage has been set for Nightwing's return!


On sale May 21 o 3 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE HUNTRESS: YEAR ONE #1 & 2
Written by Ivory Madison


Art by Cliff Richards and Art Thibert


Cover by Matthew Clark


As the last survivor of a family eliminated by bloody rivalries among the mobs of Gotham, young Helena Bertinelli was sent overseas for her own safety - but began a quest for vengeance instead. Breakout writer Ivory Madison teams with Cliff Richards (WONDER WOMAN) for a continent-spanning story that reveals one woman's journey from hunted to Huntress!


And in issue #2, shipping two weeks later, Helena Bertinelli's vow never to return to Gotham is tested by her vigilante fight to reclaim her inheritance from the Sicilian underworld - and by her unexpected feelings for the son of a Gotham kingpin!


Issue # 1 on sale May 14, issue #2 on sale May 28


1 and 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #1
Written by Jim Starlin


Art and variant cover by Ron Lim & Rob Hunter


Cover by Starlin & Hunter


After a seemingly endless war, things are getting even worse for the planets of Rann and Thanagar. A long-forgotten religious cult has resurfaced on Thanagar, and the people of Rann still worship the deadly Lady Styx. To make matters worse, a fanatic strapped with explosives threatens to upset the delicate balance between the two planets, setting in motion events that will once again bring together DC's greatest cosmic heroes: Adam Strange, Comet, Starfire, Hawkman, Starman, Chief Justice Max, Tigorr, the Weird and many more!


Written by the legendary Jim Starlin (Death of the New Gods, Infinity War) with art by Ron Lim (Silver Surfer) and Rob Hunter (Teen Titans), Rann/Thanagar: Holy War is an interstellar adventure that can't be missed!


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


On sale May 7 o 1 of 8 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #1
Written by Bruce Jones


Art by Al Barrionuevo & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Neal Adams


A lone USAF pilot, about to warn his superiors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, finds his craft suddenly crash-landing on a mysterious island populated with prehistoric creatures and soldiers of wars of the past, present and future - including Tomahawk, Firehair, and Hans Von Hammer, the Enemy Ace! What bizarre force has compelled these military masters of every era to inhabit the same strange territory? Can they survive without killing each other or being devoured by dinosaurs?


Don't miss this incredible miniseries by the team of writer Bruce Jones (Hulk) artists Al Barrionuevo (DETECTIVE COMICS) & Jimmy Palmiotti and legendary cover artist Neal Adams (BATMAN)!


On sale May 7 o 1 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TITANS #2
Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Joe Benitez & Victor Llamas


The Titans hunt continues as all known Titans are being stalked and attacked! Can Nightwing, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire, Red Arrow, and Donna Troy survive long enough to discover the identity of their mysterious foe?


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #59
Written by Sean McKeever


Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose


Cover by Barrows & Julio Ferreira


It's Teen Titan versus Teen Titan when Clock King's plan reaches its final, twisted stage. With teammates missing or presumed dead, can Robin and Wonder Girl put the pieces together before Clock King's Terror Titans finish them off?


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #5
Written by Amy Wolfram


Art and cover by Karl Kerschl & Serge LaPointe


Continuing the origin of the team, Wonder Girl and Speedy go out on a first date that ends in tragedy!!


On sale May 28 o 5 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC SPECIAL: CYBORG #1
Written by Mark Sable


Art by Ken Lashley & Jonathan Glapion


Cover by Lashley


Is Vic Stone - a.k.a. CYBORG - man, machine or monster?


What dark secrets from his past are coming back to haunt him? And just how far will he go to prevent anyone else from suffering his fate? Find out the answer to these questions and more when - for the first time ever, the greatest Teen Titan of them all shines in his own series!


On sale May 21 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC SPECIAL: RAVEN #3
Written by Marv Wolfman


Art and cover by Damion Scott & Robert Campanella


Raven's high school life is further explored as more tragedy hits the school grounds, and the power of the Medusa mask grows, but who is behind the emotion casting faade?


On sale May 7 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR #2
Written by Keith Giffen


Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott


Cover by Ivan Reis & Trevor Scott


Universes collide! The Justice League vs. the Authority. The Legion of Super-Heroes vs. Stormwatch. The Justice Society vs. Tranquility. When opposites meet, chaos reigns!


On sale May 21 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #8
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Mike Norton & Wayne Faucher


Cover by Cliff Chiang


Still on the trail of the people responsible for Connor Hawke's condition - and subsequent disappearance - Green Arrow and Black Canary face their uncertain pasts…and a future of uncertainty! And Ra's al Ghul and his League of Assassins won't make that easy!


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #7
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Carlos Rodriguez & Bit


Cover by Doug Braithwaite


With Metamorpho still lost in space, Batman kicks his rescue mission into high gear! Meanwhile, the Outsiders are neck-deep in trouble of their own…deep in the heart of China!


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #9
Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz


Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund


"Blue and Gold" continues as the Justice League International returns! In a desperate attempt to correct time, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are forced to rebuild the team that defined them so long ago! But can what's left of the JLI stop Max Lord and save the world from his O.M.A.C.s?


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SALVATION RUN #7
Written by Matthew Sturges


Variant cover by Neal Adams


Art and cover by Sean Chen & Walden Wong


The unforgettable conclusion to the ultimate game of survival between the DCU's villains! Who will live? Who will die? Will anybody make it home? Retailers please note: For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered, featuring a cover by Chen & Wong, you may order 1 copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Neal Adams. Please see the Previews Order Form for more details.


On sale May 7 o 7 of 7 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BAT LASH #6
Written by Peter Brandvold & Sergio Aragones


Art by John Severin


Cover by Walter Simonson


Bat Lash's origin comes to a stunning conclusion! As Bat tracks Brubaker to Mexico, Dominique takes her fate into her own hands. Who will survive?


On sale May 14 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #8
Written by Frank Tieri


Art by J. Calafiore & Jack Purcell


Cover by Calafiore


Featuring Spoiler! Penguin and his troops now control the Gotham underworld scene - but when the various gangs under his control start squabbling among themselves, can even the Penguin stop his empire from crumbling? Plus, Batman vs. the Vigilante!


On sale May 14 o 8 of 9 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TOR #1
Written by Joe Kubert


Art and cover by Kubert


Driven into exile by his own people, a young Tor stuggles to survive alone in a periious prehistoric world. But beyond mere existence, Tor struggles for answers to the questions that have plaqued humankind for eons - why are we here? Is violence the only answer? is there more to life than suffering and survival?


His quest will take him deep inside a mysterious mountain - a dark land filled with strange peoples, evolving animals, and death at every turn. And while Tor must fight these battles alone, he will find some new friends along the way -- all the time coming a step closer to what it means to be truly human.


As relevant now as it was when Kubert first created the character, Tor continues to be defined as the lone soul looking for answers in an unforgiving world he barely understands. Beautifully written and illustrated as only Joe Kubert can!


On sale May 7 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #677
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea


Cover by Alex Ross


Variant cover by Daniel


Continuing "Batman R.I.P," the epic story that will change the legend of the Dark Knight forever! As the life of Bruce Wayne takes an interesting turn with Jezebel Jet, the life of Batman falls into the ultimate downward spiral.


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Tony Daniel). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #676
Written by Keith Champagne


Art by Rick Leonardi & Dan Green


Cover by Alex Ross


Superman embarks on a journey with a dying man who has been in the background of the Man Of Steel's life from the very beginning. As they search for answers to the strange riddle of the man's life, they also find themselves ambushed by…The Parasite!


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #1
Written by Steve Niles


Art and cover by Kelley Jones


"There are things that go 'bump' in the night. Be thankful that one of those things is on our side…"


When the full moon rises and casts its eerie glow over the land, the creatures of the night come out to hunt and feast and prey on the innocent citizens of Gotham City, and only one man stands in their way: The Batman.


These are the bizarre and frightening case files of the Dark Knight Detective, featuring grave-robbers, men making monsters, night terrors, and the debut of an all-new moonlight monster known only as Midnight.


In this fatal first issue by the creative team of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, SIMON DARK) and Kelley Jones (BATMAN: RED RAIN), Batman will come face-to-face with the Master of Fear himself - but just what is the Scarecrow after? And what does it have to do with the Axeman? Could it be some elaborate scheme to trap the Bat? Be here at the beginning - and beware!


On sale May 28 o 1 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #844
Written by Paul Dini


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs


Cover by Nguyen


Batman and Zatanna struggle against the combined threat of Scarface and the new Ventriloquist as the villains attempt to take out an entire Gotham crime family. Plus, more on the origin of the Ventriloquist!


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING #144
Written by Peter J. Tomasi Cover by Doug Mahnke


Art by Don Kramer, Rags Morales, Christian Alamy & Michael Bair


While still dealing with the fallout from attacking the League of Assassins' secret island stronghold, Nightwing must face a hostage situation under the mean streets of New York City. Meanwhile, the League decides to grow their undead army using their newest captive: The Great Ten's Mother of Champions.


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #174
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Chris Batista & Cam Smith


Cover by Freddie Williams II


They thought the Penguin was bad, but he was nothing compared to Sin Fang! It's an all-out brawl, and Robin, Violet and Spoiler will have to work together if they want to get out alive. By the end of the night, casualties will be counted and the ultimate mysteryof Spoiler's true identity will finally be solved!


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #79
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Adam Hughes


Home sweet home! Catwoman's getting the hell off the Hell Planet, but all's not well back on Earth. Things have changed in Gotham City since she's been gone, and what was once a minor threat has turned into a price on her head! Plus, the return of a face from the past!


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #17
Written by Fabian Nicieza


Art and cover by Kevin Maguire


Kicking off a 5-part story by Fabian Nicieza (X-Men) and Kevin Maguire (Justice League INTERNATIONAL)! Batgirl crosses paths with the Catwoman for the first time... and that's bad luck, especially for Batgirl's father: Commissioner Gordon!


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN VS. THE SCARECROW
Written by Mike W. Barr and others


Art by Alan Davis & Paul Neary and others


Cover by Sal Amendola & Al Milgrom


Don't miss this classic reprint of one of Batman's greatest battles against the Scarecrow from DETECTIVE COMICS #371, originally included with the BATMAN/ SCARECROW: FEAR GIFT SET from DC Direct!


On sale May 7 o 24 pg, No ads, FC, $2.99 US

SIMON DARK #8
Written by Steve Niles


Art and cover by Scott Hampton


Simon takes Rachel into his confidence as the only person who can help him stop the cult's war on Gotham City!


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: DEATH MASK #2
Written by Yoshinori Natsume


Art and cover by Natsume


The all-new original manga from the acclaimed Yoshinori Natsume continues! Bruce Wayne must confront his past and examine how the time he spent in Japan as a young man training to become Batman affected him...and whether his experiences then somehow led to the killer now rampaging throughout the underworld in Gotham.


On sale May 7 o 2 of 4 o 48 pg, B&W, $5.99 US

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #11
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Frank Quitely & Jamie Grant


Cover by Quitely


Superman…dead? What is the secret behind the Daily Planet's ominous headline from the future? And what does Clark Kent have to say about it? All the pieces of Lex Luthor's master plan to kill Superman begin to come together, building up to the All Star big bang in story's finale!


On sale May 14 o FC, 32 pgs, Monthly, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #865
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Jesus Merino


Cover by Kevin Maguire


The Flash has Captain Cold and Gorilla Grodd. Batman has the Joker and Two-Face. Superman has Lex Luthor and…the terrible Toyman? Take a look inside the mind of one of Superman's strangest and most twisted adversaries as the original Toyman, Winslow Schott, returns to Metropolis. Plus, an alien who is everything Superman isn't is heading towards Earth. And he's not alone.


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #48
Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson


Art and cover by Shane Davis & Matt "Batt" Banning


The penultimate chapter of "K" presents Superman vs. AAB (The All-American Boy) in a no-holds-barred fight through Smallville! Only Heroes scribe Michael Green and his writing partner, Mike Johnson, could create the AAB - a supersoldier with Doomsday's DNA that's infused with Kryptonite! Can Batman help the Man of Steel defeat AAB, or will we witness "The Death of Superman" all over again?


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #29
Written by Kelley Puckett


Art and cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder


Supergirl's impossible quest leads her to break a criminal out of jail and force him to plumb the secrets of recurring life. But while her aim may be true, her grasp of the situation is less so, leading her into battle with a deadly new foe!


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #23
Written by Rick Remender


Cover by Ladrnn


Art by Pat Olliffe & John Stanisci


Stranded on the other side of tomorrow and adrift in the super subatomic world of the Genesis Bug, the Mighty Mite discovers a horrifying clue as to what his future holds. By saving the citizens of Ivy Town from the fate his missteps have lead them to, will The Atom inadvertently be the architect of his own greatest enemy?


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLUE BEETLE #27
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque


Hold me closer, tiny demon! Blue Beetle and Traci 13 are just trying to have a normal date, but when that old black magic kicks up, there can't be anything normal about it!


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #118
Written by Tony Bedard


Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Stephane Roux


Misfit and Black Alice are kidnapped by denizens of the mysterious Dark Side Club…only to be find out they may have a deeper connection - just as they must battle each other for survival!


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Jerry Ordway


Cover by Ordway & Bob Wiacek


Batman and Jay Garrick stand against an android samurai with a bad attitude!


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #26
Written by Bruce Jonesn


Art and cover by Manual Garcia


"Chimera," by Bruce Jones (Hulk) and Manuel Garcia (COUNTDOWN) begins! Left for dead on a Middle East minefield, one soldier's only chance to survive is as a test subject of a dangerous-but-invaluable project run by the Black King. Both the King's wildest hopes and fears will be realized when the project takes a wrong turn, creating a fighter remarkably well-suited for supernatural battles!


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA
Written by Len Wein and Gerry Conway


Art by Dick Dillin & Dick Giordano


Cover by Ryan Sook


Don't miss this 80-page volume of classic stories that ties in with characters from FINAL CRISIS - including the first appearence of Libra - from the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #111 (1974) and #166-168 (1979)!


On sale May 7 o 80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL - SUPERMAN: MONGUL
Written by Roger Stern, Mark Waid, Michael Jan Friedman and Peter J. Tomasi


Art by Oscar Jimenez, Jos Marzn Jr, Kerry Gammill, Dennis Janke and others


Cover by Ryan Sook


Witness Mongul's greatest moments in this 80-page Special collecting stories from THE FLASH #102, SUPERMAN #32 and SHOWCASE '95 #7-8!


On sale May 21 o 80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #31
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert


Part 3 of "Secret Origin" explores the beginnings of Earth's Green Lantern - Hal Jordan! Hal meets the Green Lantern who will teach him everything he knows: Sinestro! But Sinestro has another mission on this primitive mudball called planet Earth…a mission not even the Guardians of the Universe are aware of.


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #24
Written by Peter J. Tomasi


Art by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins


As their quest to track down Sinestro Corps rings continues, the Green Lantern Corps discover to their horror that fellow Lanterns Sodam and Arisia have been captured by Mongul and subjected to the dreaded Black Mercy, causing their deadliest fears to be dragged into the light.


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH #240
Written by Tom Peyer


Art by Freddie Williams II


Primate fear! Estranged from Jay Garrick, The Flash is brutally double-teamed by the return of the one foe able to outdo Spin's psychic rampage with one of his own - Grodd! Meanwhile, a lowlife strikeforce, one with strangely cosmic trappings, targets the twins' fantastically developing powers! Four generations of the Flash legacy anchor this special issue!


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #38
Written by Mike W. Barr


Art by Sean Martinbrough


Cover by Freddie Williams II


Part 1 of the 2-part "Body and Soul." Wildcat stumbles across a faculty that steals the skills and instincts of past prize fighters. Will his abilities be the next ones on the auction block?


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21
Written by Dwayne McDuffie


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merine


Meet Libra and the Human Flame, two central villains in the upcoming FINAL CRISIS! Where'd the Human Flame come from, and who does he hate more than anything in the universe? As Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman assess the future of the Justice League, their days


may be numbered.


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #16
Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross


Art and variant cover by Dale Eaglesham


Cover by Alex Ross


The beginning of the end of the ever-growing Justice Society starts with a new storyline! In the first chapter of "Gog," meet Earth's future savior - the one, true Gog - as he offers the Justice Society of America something many of the members can't refuse. But the controversial goodwill threatens to splinter the team, and it's up to Alan, Jay and Wildcat to hold it together.


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). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

INFINITY INC. #9
Written by Peter Milligan


Art and cover by Pete Woods


Monsters, incubi and superhero suits in the rural badlands of Montana! As Infinity Inc. pursues the mysterious Bogeyman that's terrorizing the local populace, Mercy has a chance to prove she's a team player. Meanwhile, Gerome's dark twin reveals some of his wicked plans for Gerome.


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #31
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Paulo Siqueira & Amilton Santos


Cover by Richard Corben


Who is the Red Mask? Jonah Hex has been hired to track down and eliminate this elusive thief...but will he succeed before the Red Mask can claim another victim? Featuring stunning art by Paulo Siqueira and Amilton Santos (BLACK CANARY) and a cover by the legendary Richard Corben!


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #42
Written by Jim Shooter


Art and cover by Francis Manapul & John Livesay


The war against the powers from beyond the fringes of the universe forces the Legion into the most terrifying fight of their lives on Rimbor, homeworld of Ultra Boy - where he's wanted for murder!


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

METAL MEN #8
Written by Duncan Rouleau


Art and cover by Rouleau


It's the incredible pulse pounding climax to the 8-issue miniseries as the mysterious alchemist known only as the Nameless makes his strongest bid yet to twist the Metal Men's technological souls to his will! Can Magnus and his Metal Men resist? Or are America's favorite knights of tomorrow to be reforged into the death-dealing machines of Earth's destruction?


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

WONDER WOMAN #20
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan


Cover by Lopresti


Barbarians at the gate - and a new artist! Aaron Lopresti (Incredible Hulk, Planet Hulk) joins the WONDER WOMAN creative team as the new monthly penciller just as that red-eyed invader of Diana Prince's apartment from issue #16 returns! But which old (and we mean "old"!) DC hero is he, and what could he want from Wonder Woman?


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #17
Written by Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier


Art and cover by Paul Smith


Ellen Dolan expects to get The Spirit alone on a luxury yacht…but an impossible mystery arises that distracts the Spirit's attention and puts all the passenger's lives in danger!


On sale May 21o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHADOWPACT #25
Written by Matt Sturges


Art and cover by Phil Winslade


Cover by Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher


The clarion call to arms sounds for the last time as our heroes roar into battle against a foe that can take down the combined might of three Shadowpact teams!


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o FINAL ISSUE

BATMAN: JEKYLL AND HYDE TP
Written by Paul Jenkins


Cover by Sean Phillips


Art by Jae Lee and Sean Phillips


Collecting the hit 6-issue miniseries! A unique story that examines the psychology behind Harvey Dent's split personality! Discover how one man can seemingly harbor two souls, each bent on the other's destruction in this terrifying tale of Two-Face's past and present, as he battles with himself - and the Batman!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 25 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

COUNTDOWN PRESENTS: THE SEARCH FOR RAY PALMER TP
Written and illustrated by Various


Cover by Greg Tocchinni


Collecting the six specials that feature the exploits of the Challengers of the Beyond as they seek out Ray Palmer across the many worlds of the Multiverse!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 2 o 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US

THE FLASH: THE WILD WESTS HC
Written by Mark Waid, John Rogers and Keith Champagne


Art by Daniel Acua, Freddie Williams II and Doug Braithwaite


Cover by Acua


Wally West returns to active duty as the Flash - with the addition of his two children - in this amazing hardover collecting THE FLASH #231-237, guest-starring the Justice League! What's his dark, dark family secret - the one that's helping him keep the peace in Keystone? This volume also includes "The Fast Life," by Mark Waid, John Rogers and Doug Braithwaite - the compelling tale of the West family's life on a Flash-friendly alien world.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 30 o 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 2 HC
Written by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and John Ostrander


Art by Kevin Maguire, Bill Willingham, Luke McDonnell, Al Gordon, Bob Lewis and others


Cover by Maguire


The second hardcover volume collecting the classic JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL comics of the late 1980s, co-written by 52 mastermind Keith Giffen! Included here are JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #8-13, SUICIDE SQUAD #13, featuring Batman, Blue Beetle, Martian Manhunter, Guy Gardner, Black Canary, Mister Miracle, Dr. Fate, Booster Gold, Doctor Light, and the power of Shazam!


Rediscover the book that redefined the term "super-hero team" for a generation.


Advance-solicited; on sale August 6 o 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US

THE JOKER: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Written and illustrated by various


Cover by Alex Ross


Witness the Joker's greatest feats of criminal merriment and sordid crimes against the denizens of Gotham in stories from BATMAN #1, 66, 73, 110, 321, and 613, DETECTIVE COMICS #332, 475, 613, BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 2, BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN #4 and BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #1!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 11 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

METAMORPHO: YEAR ONE TP
Written by Dan Jurgens


Art by Jurgens & Jesse Delperdang


Cover by Kevin Nowlan


Collecting the 6-issue miniseries that shed light on the origin of the Outsiders' resident shape-shifter! Adventurer Rex Mason's latest quest leads him to Egypt to recover the mysterious Orb of Ra, not realizing his life will be forever changed. What other surprises are in store?


Advance-solicited; on sale June 11 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN: CAMELOT FALLS VOL. 1 TP
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino


A softcover edition of the hardcover collecting SUPERMAN #654-658! The Man of Steel has returned to Metropolis and must battle to rout Intergang out of Metropolis! He also faces trouble with Lois, looming problems involving Lana Lang, and a dangerous new discovery in Kazakhstan!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 18 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SHADOWPACT VOL. 3: DARKNESS AND LIGHT TP
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges


Art by Tom Derenick, Doug Braithwaite, Phil Winslade and others


Cover by Braithwaite


Collecting SHADOWPACT #14-19! In this volume, Zauriel joins Shadowpact, Zatanna and the Justice League pay the team a visit, Blue Devil learns what he must do to save his parents, Doctor Gotham strikes at last and more!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 18 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES HC
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal


Superstar artist Gary Frank joins writer Geoff Johns for an epic story teaming Superman with an adult version of the Legion of Super-Heroes, originally presented in Action Comics #858-863! When he was a boy, Clark Kent was isolated and alone until he met this teen team from the 31st century. Today, it's been years since Superman saw his childhood friends. Why haven't they returned to visit him? What's become of the symbol of Superman in the future? And just why is the future so dangerous for Superman? They warned him away, but now he's determined to help his friends - even if it means his life!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 9 o 168 pg, FC, $24.99 US

TANGENT COMICS VOL. 3 TP
Written by Mark Millar, Peter David, Ron Marz, Dan Jurgens and others


Art by Darryl Banks, J.H. Williams III, Ryan Sook and others


Cover by Jurgens


Collecting more of DC's Tangent titles, including TANGENT COMICS: SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, JOKER'S WILD, JLA, TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN, POWERGIRL, NIGHTWING NIGHTFORCE and TRIALS OF THE FLASH!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 25 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

TEEN TITANS: TITANS OF TOMORROW TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Sean McKeever, Marv Wolfman and Todd Dezago


Art by Al Garza, Randy Green, Mike McKone, George Prez and others


Cover by McKone


The super-popular future Titans are arrive in our present time in this story collecting TEEN TITANS #50-54, and they've already taken out the Justice League. What crucial historical event are they here to stop - or contribute to!


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

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATMAN VOL. 3 TP
Written by Gardner Fox, John Broome and Mike Friedrich


Art by Carmine Infantino, Sheldon Moldoff, Gil Kane and others


Cover by Irv Novick


Over 500 pages of classic Batman adventures, from the pages of DETECTIVE COMICS #359-375, BATMAN #189-192, 194-197, and 199-201!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 2 o 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE FLASH VOL. 2 TP
Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox


Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson


Cover by Infantino & Anderson


More than 500 pages of high-speed adventure, collected from the pages of THE FLASH #120 - THE FLASH #140!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 18 o 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

TINY TITANS #4
Written by Baltazar & Franco


Art and cover by Baltazar


Find out what happens when Robin's life goes to the birds! Meet the Little Tiny Titans as they show Wonder Girl just how tough babysitting can be! See why being Beast Boy's dentist isn't all it's cracked up to be! All this and more Tiny fun than you can shake a stick at!


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SUPER FRIENDS #3
Written by Sholly Fisch


Art by Stewart McKenny & Phil Moy


Cover by J. Bone


The Super Friends are out of control! Will they discover who's in charge of them before they have to retire for good? Plus, activities, fact files and the next part of your Super Friends membership kit!


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #45
Written by Jai Nitz


Cover by Andie Tong


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Batman's left Batgirl to watch over Gotham on her own. Uh-oh. She's fought lunatics like the Joker and brutes like Killer Croc to a standstill, but she may not be able to compete with the craftiness of Catwoman!


On sale May 14


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #45
Written by Alex Gradet


Art by Scott Cohn


Cover by Zach Howard


Metropolis is under attack thanks to some serious monkey business! And somehow, the League is powerless to stop the threat. How will Mary Marvel and Booster Gold save the day?


On sale May 7


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #14
Written by J. Torres


Art and cover by


Alexander Serra


A distress call from a stranded United Planets' ship pits the Legion against a gang of rogue Thanagarian pirates - and they're not exactly carrying on Hawkman's heroic legacy!


On sale May 14 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #55
Written by J. Torres


Art by Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Nauck


The team has expanded, there are Titans East, West, North and South with even more new recruits being trained…but when the Hive 5 resurfaces, only Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven can take them down!


On sale May 28 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US Final Issue

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #25
Written by Jason Hall, Tom Warburton and Jim Alexander


Art by Ethen Beavers, Dan Davis, Scott McRae and others


Cover by Travis Kotzebue & Mike DeCarlo


It's a 25th-issue extravaganza! Ben 10 takes the lead as he jumps back in time! Plus, Codename: Kids Next Door and Samurai Jack round out this exciting issue!


On sale May 14


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #45
Written by Scott Cunningham, Paul Kupperberg and John Rozum


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


Cover by Pope & DeCarlo


A house-painting job at Foster's gets out of hand when Bloo decides to channel his inner muse! Plus, Grim Adventures and the Powerpuff Girls!


On sale May 28


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #162
Written by Sholly Fisch and Frank Strom


Art by Neal Sternecky, Pablo Zamboni, Dave Alvarez, Horacio Ottolini and Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Scott Gross


Daffy and Porky are TV journalists, getting back to nature. But nature intends to get really up close with them!


On sale May 7


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #132
Written by Scott Cunningham, Jack Briglio and John Rozum


Art by Scott Gross, Robert Pope and Scott Neely


Cover by Ropert Pope & Scott Neely


Spring is in the air - finally - and the Scoobs celebrate with a whale of a day at the beach!


On sale May 21


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #490
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


On sale May 14 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

MAD KIDS #11
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Don't miss fun-filled games, puzzles, interviews, posters and lots of laughs - plus the all-new adventures of Spy vs. Spy Jr.


On sale May 14 o 64 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

THE LOST BOYS: REIGN OF FROGS #1
Written by Hans Rodionoff


Art by Joel Gomez & Don Ho


Cover by Jonathan Wayshak


Before Buffy…before Blade…there was one name that was whispered in fear and awe among the undead: The Frog Brothers. Edgar and Alan Frog, the no-nonsense vampire slayers from the cult film The Lost Boys, are back with a vengeance in a 4-issue miniseries that bridges the gap between their adventures in the original film and the upcoming feature THE LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE, due to be released this summer. Find out what's happened since the first film, brought to you in various shades of crimson by Hans Rodionoff (Mnemovore) and Joel Gomez (Wetworks)!


On sale May 14 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US o MATURE READERS

CASEY BLUE: BEYOND TOMORROW #1
Written by B. Clay Moore


Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci


From the creative genius of B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick, JSA) and Carlo Barberi (Gen13) comes a dangerous, thrilling action-packed adventure in which a young woman rapidly comes to terms with her strange, incredible new life!


Casey Blue is an average high school senior - she studies hard with an eye toward college, enjoys extracurricular sports, and likes spending time with friends and family...until the moment she savagely murders a stranger with her bare hands, leading to revelations about her role in preventing a full-scale invasion of earth! The only problem? She has no idea she's humanity's salvation!


On sale May 21 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NUMBER OF THE BEAST #3-4
Written by Scott Beatty


Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Covers by Darick Robertson


The End of Days has come to the WildStorm Universe, as the Paladins fight for their city's very existence against the coming destruction. But when the riders of the Apocalypse appear - is the end truly at hand? And what role does the newly returned hero from WildStorm's past play in the bigger picture: will he be their savior or their doom?


Issue #3 on sale May 14; issue #4 on sale May 28


3 & 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NEW DYNAMIX #3
Written by Allen Warner


Art and cover by J.J. Kirby & Oliver Nome


Halo and Rocket track down the site of Gramalkin's vision and find something truly horrifying. It seems her new partner, Sword, is part of the plot to destroy the world - starting with the super-powered-beings of the WildStorm Universe! They arrive too late to save the SPBs, but there might be time to save themselves….


On sale May 7 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #20
Written by Simon Oliver


Art by Wes Craig Cover by Michael Lopez


The kids have faced a myriad of obstacles since arriving in New York City, but it all comes to a shattering conclusion as the team finally confronts its I.O. tormentors and brings an end to the "15 Minutes" project. Can the kids finally close the first chapter of their super-powered lives?


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MIDNIGHTER #19
Written by Keith Giffen


Art by Lee Garbett & Rick Burchett


Cover by Garbett & Trevor Scott


Assassin8 has stolen the Midnighter's genetic code and is aboard the Carrier, taking out the unsuspecting members of the Authority. The Midnighter is the only hope...but will he be able to stop Assassin8 before the Carrier self-destructs?


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE PROGRAMME #11
Written by Peter Milligan


Art and cover by C.P. Smith


Max has finally become the superman that the U.S. Government has sought - but at what price? And is American society crumbed beyond salvage? The super-human war of ideologies is on!


On sale May 21 o 11 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE PROGRAMME VOL. 1 TP
Written by Peter Milligan


Art and cover by C.P. Smith


Collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed maxiseries! In 1991, the Cold War ended without the two primary players ever facing each other in direct conflict. But now a long-forgotten Soviet weapon is awakened on one of America's many battlegrounds, threatening the global balance of power. Does America have an answer to...The Programme?


Advance-solicited; on sale June 11 o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: JACK HAWKSMOOR #3
Written by Michael Costa


Art by Fiona Staples


Cover by Cully Hamner


Jack confronts the man responsible for last issue's horrific attack and finds a link to his own past. And there's something buried in the dead man's house that was specifically put there to throw Jack off the scent. But who put it there?


On sale May 28 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: RAISING CAIN #1
Written by Bruce Jones


Art by Chris Gugliotti


Cover by Dave Taylor


Twin boys, Cain and Abel, are born into the Hewitt clan. But their mother is determined that her children will escape their obscene bloodline, no matter the cost. And when it's the Hewitts, the cost can be very high indeed…


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US o MATURE READERS

SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #2
Written by Peter Johnston & Rebecca Dessertine


Art by Diego Olmos


Cover by Ben Oliver


John Winchester is haunted by his past and fears his future. The death of his wife Mary left him broken, but the revelation that his son Sam might have a connection to the dark world of the supernatural might be too much much to bear. Is he willing to sacrifice Dean to protect Sam from a lifetime of horrors?


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #7
Written by Walter Simonson


Art by Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope


Covers by Samwise Didier and Lullabi


During a sea voyage to Menethil Harbor, Lo'Gosh is attacked by the naga, led by a powerful female siren. Further secrets of Lo'Gosh's past are revealed and Valeera proves far more powerful - and more vulnerable - than any, but Broll, had suspected.


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 Ludo Lullabi. Please see the Previews Order Form for more details.


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT VOL. 1 HC
Written by Walter Simonson


Art by Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope


Cover by Samwise Didier


Collecting WORLD OF WARCRAFT #0-7, based on the world's most popular massively multiplayer videogame, written by comics legend Walter Simonson!


A human is found unconscious on the shores of Kalimdor, with no memory of who he is or how he arrived there. Enslaved by the Orc Shaman Rehgar Earthfury, this man must fight for survival against members of both the Alliance and the Horde, striking uneasy relationships with other races in his quest to find the secrets of his past!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 23 o 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK ONE HC
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


Collecting the first eight chapters of the 16-part "Dark Age" saga, revealing the history of Astro City and shedding light on some of its greatest heroes! Book One, taking place in the early 1970s, follows two brothers - with one becoming a hero and another taking a far different path. Along the way, the long-standing secret tale of the Silver Agent and his fate is told at last, as the story shifts back to the 1950s and what made the Williams brothers turn out so differently.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 16 o 256 pg, FC, $29.99 US

100 BULLETS #91
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


"100 Bullets" Part 3. As we learn more about the past history of The Trust and the Minutemen's place in contemporary history, we check in on a manhunt for a killer named Pippen, who's just made the biggest mistake of his young life.


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #19
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Jim Fern & Jose Villarrubia


Cover by J.H. Williams III


War. That's what the Haras' simple wish for a safely born child has led to. Now, with destruction at every turn, the last battle is between Kai, Toshi and Aratsu, but how many of their newfound allies will die before their conflict reaches its bloody conclusion?


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS o Final issue

AMERICAN SPLENDOR SEASON TWO #2
Written by Harvey Pekar


Art by Ty Templeton, David Lapham, Hunt Emerson, Dean Haspiel, Lora Innes & Jos Marzan, Greg Budgett & Gary Dumm, Josh Neufeld and Zachary Baldus


Cover by Darick Robertson


It's an AMERICAN SPLENDOR filled with personal growth for Harvey Pekar, as he learns to compromise with an artist, attends a town meeting, reaches a truce with his cat and learns new and interesting facts from the local barber, among other extraordinary tales of everyday existence. Featuring a heavy-hitting lineup of some of the top artists in comics.


On sale May 7 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, B&W, $2.99 US


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HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham


Art by Luca Rossi


Cover by Sam Weber


Variant cover by Bernie Wrightson


Matthew Sturges, writer of the Eisner-nominated JACK OF FABLES, and his JACK co-writer Bill Willingham, proudly unlock the doors to the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, a new ongoing series that reinvents a classic DC Comics concept. HOUSE OF MYSTERY focuses on five characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they're imprisoned there. Each one has a terrible past they'd like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest storytellers.


In addition to the ongoing trials and struggles of the five unfortunate souls trapped within the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, illustrated by superstar artist Luca Rossi, each issue in the first storyline also includes a short tale, as told by one of the customers, written by Willingham and illustrated by a host of fine guest artists, including two-time Eisner Award nominee Ross Campbell (WATERBABY, Wet Moon), SANDMAN fan favorite and multiple Eisner winner Jill Thompson, and classic horror artist Bernie Wrightson, whose first published work was in House of Mystery #179. This series is topped off with ethereal, jaw-dropping covers from Sam Weber (The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Magazine)and a stunning variant cover by Wrightson on the debut issue.


"This is a book where you can have a pirate, a psychic detective, a spaceman, a French romantic poet and an NYU film student sitting at a table having a beer together. It's a writer's dream come true." - Matthew Sturges


"Let's be perfectly clear: There isn't just one mystery in the new House of Mystery. It's actually chock-full of mysteries, all of which will be thrilling and exciting as they unfold over the course of the series." - Bill Willingham


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


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DEMO TP
Written by Brian Wood


Art and cover by Becky Cloonan


The Eisner-nominated and critically acclaimed series of self-contained short stories by writer Brian Wood (DMZ, NORTHLANDERS) and artist Becky Cloonan (AMERICAN VIRGIN) arrives in a new edition. Twelve stories of conflicted teens grappling with love, loss, and the joy of finding your own way in life make DEMO a graphic novel not to be missed.


"More human than mainstream comics dare to be." - Variety


"Touching…breathes with a sense of space and life rarely seen." - Entertainment Weekly


"The fantastic throws the routine into relief." - The Village Voice


"Lacking recurring characters, DEMO altogether is less reminiscent of other comics series than of a thematic rather than continuous-narrative novel, such as John Horne Burns' The Gallery (1947). High praise, maybe, but deserving." - Booklist, starred


Advance-solicited; on sale June 25


328 pg, B&W, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ #31
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


"Blood in the Game" Part 3. As the pro-Delgado movement expands, the P.R. firms of both the United States and of the FSA attempt to get the revolutionary on their sides. But Delgado has plans of his own.


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES VOL. 3: THE BAD PRINCE TP
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham


Art by Tony Akins, Andrew Robinson, Andrew Pepoy and Russ Braun


Cover by Brian Bolland


Collecting JACK OF FABLES #12-16! Jack's now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. Follow his extreme road stories as he reveals the secret of his former relationship with the illustrious Snow Queen (when he took her powers and became known as Jack Frost).


Advance-solicited; on sale June 25 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #73
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


Fabletown has finally gone to war against the Homelands, and they've brought powerful allies with them! Prince Charming and his fire team serves aboard the sky-treading gunship Glory of Baghdad, which is commanded by Sinbad and crewed by Arabian Fables. At the same time Bigby Wolf leads a mixed squad of commandos, Animal Fables and giants from the Cloud Kingdoms into the very heart of the Empire. The war has begun, but how will the Empire respond? This is the first issue of a 3-part story that will culminate in the oversized issue #75, changing the face of Fabletown forever.


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #23
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham


Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy


Cover by Brian Bolland


Several great and terrible events occurred in 1883, but none so dire as the continuing depredations of the Jack Candle Gang in the Old West. No posse could stop them. Not even the legendary Pinkertons could find them. But now a mysterious unarmed sheriff is on Jack's trail, and a showdown is inevitable.


On sale May 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #244
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli


Cover by Lee Bermejo


Concluding the 2-part "The Mortification of the Flesh." John Constantine finds himself ensnared in a web of scandal that penetrates to the very heart of the Vatican. But Constantine has friends in low places, and his own hidden agenda that revolves around an ancient book buried deep within the Vatican's forbidden library...


On sale May 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: THE FEAR MACHINE TP
Written by Jamie Delano


Cover by Phil Hale


Art by Mark Buckingham, Richard Piers Rayner and others


In THE FEAR MACHINE, collecting HELLBLAZER #14-22, Constantine looks for a way to reconnect to humanity - but how can such a man ever find inner peace? Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that's tapping into their own psychic abilities - but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers. Is the company's aim just political, or is it something much more sinister?


Advance-solicited; on sale July 2 o 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #29
Written by Simon Oliver


Art by Tony Moore & John Lucas


Cover by Philip Bond


Part 2 of "Bug Brothers Forever." The eclipse of Saturn is coming fast, and that means the ancient bug god Kheperon is ready to return to Earth. That leaves the Bug-Bee crew no time to mourn a fallen comrade or repair their collapsed headquarters, because the reincarnated AJ is readying his hisser army for its final, apocalyptic assault.


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SCALPED #17
Written by Jason Aaron


Art by R.M. Guera


Cover by Jock


Concluding the 5-part "Dead Mothers." Dash Bad Horse finally comes face to face with the murderer Diesel, and the results are deveastating for everyone involved. Also, Chief Red Crow receives an ominous visitor in the night that makes him question everything he thought he knew.


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE VINYL UNDERGROUND #8
Written by Si Spencer


Art by Simon Gane & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Sean Phillips


With the discovery of another dead girl, Morrison's search for a breakthrough becomes even more splintered as the team splits up to follow separate theories. But time is running out as the killers also begin to fall apart with fatal consequences that could affect the entire city of London.


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

VINYL UNDERGROUND VOL. 1: WATCHING THE DETECTIVES TP
Written by Si Spencer


Art by Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart


Cover by Sean Phillips


Don't miss this volume collecting the first 5 issues of the fast-paced, ultra-cool ongoing crime-noir series by television writer Si Spencer (EastEnders) and the art team of Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 11 o 128 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #6
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Davide Gianfelice


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


With a cooler head on his shoulders, Sven begins to build an alliance with neighboring settlements against the ruthless Lord Gorm. As the fight escalates, the Saxons arrive, but which side will they fight for?


On sale May 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

b>YOUNG LIARS #3
Written by David Lapham


Art and cover by Lapham


I suppose you were wondering what happened when we left you hanging at the end of issue #1. Well, wait no longer. The hunt for a priceless painting begins! See a grown man cry. See a grown man light himself on fire. And finally, see a grown man cry again! In between, Sadie abandons everyone, Danny shoots people, Don Diego O.D.s, and Runco can't find shampoo. There'll be more running, hitting, chopping and shooting than you would've thought possible without attracting the military. Come and find out why it's such a Hard Knock Life for this gang of would-be not losers.


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE UN-MEN #10
Written by John Whalen


Art by Mike Hawthorne


Cover by Tomer Hanuka


In the jarring conclusion of the second skin-crawling story arc,


Janus Jr. learns a sickening secret about his past. It's enough to make him run to his mommy - if he had one. Then again, he just might. And she's the mother of all mothers.


On sale May 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 10: WHYS AND WHEREFORES TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jos Marzn Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


Yorick Brown's long journey through an Earth populated only by women comes to a dramatic, unexpected conclusion in this final volume, collecting issues #55-60 of the critically acclaimed series.


Advance-solicited; in stores June 18 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

FLAT EARTH EXCHANGE VOL.1
Written and Illustrated by Toshimi Nigoshi


CMX. In a world where humans and androids co-exist, the human population is rapidly declining. As part of a plan to help preserve the species, High School student Kotaro Shiga is placed into a state of suspended animation. Waking up a century later, he finds a very changed world where androids are in charge and humans are very scarce. The Androids, whose memories only extend back 22 years, have rewritten history and believe it is they who created humans. With the help of an exiled human prince and an android distressed by his own limited memory, Kotaro is out to awaken his fellow "sleepers" and teach the world its true history.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 2 o 5" x 7.375" o 210 pg, B&W $9.99 US o TEEN

STEEL FIST RIKU VOL.1
Written and Illustrated


by Jyutaroh Nishino


CMX/FLEX COMIX. A teenage girl, skilled in the martial arts and with fists as strong as steel, defends the people of her village from criminals and bullies. Riku lives with her adoptive father, Rocky, who has trained her in the martial arts. In Riku's world, humans


co-exist with human-like animals, so there's nothing alarming about a "Pig Man" showing up in the neighborhood one day. But this Pig Man is out to shake down a local merchant…and Riku is not about to let that happen. The ensuing battle sets off a whole series of events that reconnect Rocky to his shady past. Follow Riku's adventures as she dispenses justice and keeps everyone on the straight and narrow path!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 2 o 5" x 7.375" o 162 pg, B&W $9.99 US o TEEN +

TERU TERU X SHONEN VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Shigeru Takao


CMX. When Saizo was orphaned, a caring family took him in. His new brother and best friend Sasuke still sees it as his duty to protect Saizo, even as Saizo protects Shinobu. But Sasuke isn't too crazy about Shinobu, who he sees as a stuck-up, spoiled brat. Things only get worse when her mother comes for a visit. To complicate matters, there's another attempt on Shinobu's life!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 11 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W $9.99 US o TEEN +

GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 6
Written and Illustrated by Keiko Yamada


CMX. Shirayuki and Prince return from their trip to Heaven to find that things have changed. While it feels like they have been gone for a day, six months have actually passed. The world has entered a new ice age, thanks to Shirayuki freezing the "sun gate" on the way out of Heaven. All Hell has literally broken loose and demons roam freely on the Earth! Can Shirayuki undo the damage she has done?


Advance-solicited; on sale June 11 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W $9.99 US o TEEN

FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 13
Written and Illustrated by Yasuko Aoike


CMX. In "The Seventh Seal," Iron Klaus must stop an aggressive attempt by the Russians to close the West's lead in computer technology by stealing a top-secret item known only as The Black Box. His mission takes him to Liechtenstein to infiltrate a KGB front company. Into the middle of this operation, Eroica crashes a private event in a Liechtenstein castle, disguised as an enchanting countess.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 18 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W $9.99 US o TEEN

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 15
Written and Illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi


CMX. Shingo learns more about the early days of Musashi #9. Ultimate Blue Agent 21 was stunned to discover the legendary Nine was a girl - a girl who admitted she doesn't understand people very well. #21 recounts how he helped her learn how to relate to people emotionally, a job made exponentially more difficult when the Russian mafia tries to wipe them out.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 18 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W $9.99 US o TEEN

MOON CHILD VOL. 11
Written and Illustrated by Reiko Shimizu


CMX. Benjamin and Seth try to enjoy themselves on the tour, but are plagued by troubles. They hope to prevent Teruto from sabotaging a nuclear power plant. But he won't be stopped - he's willing to sacrifice anything to get his way. His only concession to reason is to try and get his beloved brother Seth out of the disaster zone…but his attempt to kidnap Seth and return him to New York may backfire!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 25 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W $9.99 US o TEEN

YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 12
Written and Illustrated by Yuri Narushima


CMX. A showdown looms with Ark, the nearly invincible Magician King. Carno and Ibuki join a group of other powerful sorcerers who go to the place where Ark is supposedly imprisoned. After a search of the dungeons comes up empty, it isn't long before the band of magicians finds themselves under attack. Was Ark really setting up Ibuki to be his successor, or was that all part of some elaborate hoax?


Advance-solicited; on sale June 25 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 11
Written and Illustrated by Saki Hiwatari


CMX. Final volume. Inside the Tower, Takeru, his girlfriend Ichigo, and the boy named Zen face off against The Master of the Seven Stars, who is still in possession of Takeru's friend, Noda. Through the ages, The Master has continually battled with Hotsuma, the monk who knows the Master's weakness and who is now reincarnated as Takeru. The struggle between these ancient foes reaches its conclusion in this emotional finale!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 25 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W $9.99 US o TEEN

CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 3
Written and Illustrated by Yoshito Usui


CMX. More crude adventures with the star of the hit anime series. Shin's parents may find him embarrassing, but that's obviously not his view in "I'm Shinchan, A Really, Really Good Boy!" Then Shin spreads the joy to teachers and fellow students in "I'm The Famous Kid at Kindergarten." Being foul has never been so fun.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 2 o 5" x 7.375" o 128 pg, B&W $7.99 US o MATURE READERS

JLA TROPHY ROOM: Superman's Cape and Belt Prop Replica Set

The JLA Trophy Room prop replica program continues for 2008 with Superman's Cape and Belt!

These life-sized, high-quality, mixed-media replicas of two of the most important pieces of Superman's costume each feature authentic secret compartments! The lined, red fabric cape features the S-shield sewn meticulously onto the back, while a hidden pocket is sewn into the lining of the cape for Superman to quickly stash any of Clark Kent's personal effects! The accompanying faux-leather yellow belt fastens with a metal buckle that opens to reveal another secret compartment. Both pieces of this prop replica set can be displayed from the metal wall display shelf included, with the cape hanging from the bottom and the belt sitting on top.

Packaged together in an 4-color box, the cape measures approximately 56" long, 53" wide at the bottom and 20" wide at the top, the belt measures 36" long, and the display shelf measures approximately 22" long x 3.25" high x 5.25" deep. Also included are a Certificate of Authenticity and a "Guide to the Trophy Room" brochure, written by best-selling author Brad Meltzer!

Minor assembly is required.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 1, 2008


" Prop Replica * $295 US

JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE: PART 3
Based on the art of Ed Benes


Sculpted by Alterton Bizarre

DC Direct's exciting JLA Build-a-Scene Statue project culminates this month with part three of the statue, featuring Green Lantern, The Flash, and the head and cape of Red Tornado!

Ed Benes' legendary cover of Justice League of America #7 stands tall as a multipart statue. Sold in three parts, each features two of the world's greatest super-heroes and includes a piece of a bonus Red Tornado figure. (To fully assemble Red Tornado, all three Build-a-Scene statues are needed.) All the pieces slide together to make up a complete cover scene in striking 3-D!

If you missed them when they were first solicited, be sure to place your orders now for Part 1 of the statue, featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, and the tornado and base portion of Red Tornado, and Part 2 of the statue, featuring Superman, Black Canary, and the torso 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.) Each statue 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 October 8, 2008


* Statue * $150 US


* Minor assembly is required.


* Each statue sold separately.

THE JOKER 1:2 SCALE BUST
Sculpted by Kolby Jukes

The Clown Prince of Crime is ready for his Closeup!

Batman's deadliest foe is the second piece in DC Direct's new line of 1:2 scale mixed-media busts! The perfect companion piece to the Batman 1:2 scale bust, it features eerie life-like facial details and an intricate fabric costume that is finely tailored to the cold-cast porcelain body. The bust sits on a museum-style pedestal display base.

The Joker 1:2 scale bust measures approximately 13.75" high x 10" wide x 6.25" deep, includes a 4-color certificate of authenticity, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance solicited; on sale October 22, 2008 * Bust * $295 US

AME-COMI: ZATANNA PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY UDON STUDIOS EKOMS RAEPPA!!


DC's mystical magician casts a spell on the world of Ame-Comi as she becomes the latest addition to this stellar line!


The ZATANNA PVC statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted piece in 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. MAZAKALA!


Advance-solicited; on sale October 15, 2008 * Statue * $49.99 US

AME-COMI: DONNA TROY PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY DUSTIN NGUYEN


Wonder Woman's magical doppelganger sibling joins the Ame-Comi sisterhood, in all her cosmic beauty! The DONNA TROY PVC statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted piece in 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 October 15, 2008


Statue * $49.99 US

SECRET FILES SERIES 3: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY 2
Inspired by the art of Brian Bolland

Four of Gotham City's most infamous residents are included in this series! All inspired by the art of Brian Bolland, this Poison Ivy action figure is based on the cover of BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #15, and the Two-Face figure is based on the cover of SECRET ORIGINS SPECIAL #1. Based on their appearances in the classic graphic novel BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, these versions of Batman and The Joker are now available for the first time ever as single figures!

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Clam-shell 4-color blister card packaging

Figures included:


Hugo Strange o 6.75" (with alternate Batman head)


The Joker o 6.75" h


Poison Ivy o 6.5" h


Two-Faceo 6.75" h

Advance-solicited; on sale October 8, 2008 * Action Figures * PI

GREEN LANTERN CORPS 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure

Hal Jordan returns to the Corps!

This deluxe collector figure is the first in this popular line to include interchangeable heads!

Hal Jordan is back sporting his classic Green Lantern costume! This sought-after 1:6 scale figure comes with brand-new, interchangeable heads of Tomar Re, Abin Sur and a never-before-seen, helmet-clad alien Corpsman named NautKeLoi, allowing you to create a total of FOUR Green Lanterns! The figure comes clothed in an intricate and authentically detailed classic Green Lantern fabric costume, complete with character-appropriate accessories and a display stand.

INCLUDES ALTERNATE HEADS: Tomar Re, Abin Sur & NautKeLoi

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

Advance-solicited; on sale October 29, 2008


* Action Figures * $99.99 US

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN Collector Set

Another holiday, another victim!

From the early days of his crimefighting career, this is the unforgettable story that pitted Batman, along with Lt. James Gordon and D.A. Harvey Dent, against a mysterious killer who only strikes on holidays.



This story also ties into the events leading to Harvey Dent's transformation from Gotham City district attorney and Batman ally to Batman's deadly foe Two-Face.

This collector set includes:

2 action figures based on the art of Tim Sale from THE LONG HALLOWEEN:


Batman: 6.75" h (featuring an all-new head sculpt!)


The Joker: 6.75" h


And the 376-page softcover graphic novel: BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale.


Packaged in a 4-color window box

Advance solicited; on sale October 1, 2008


Collector Set * $34.99 US

Women of the DC Universe: Series 2: HUNTRESS BUST
Designed by Terry Dodson o Sculpted by James Shoop

The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with the Huntress! As a Bird of Prey and uneasy ally of Batman, the Huntress is a nocturnal mistress of vengeance. Perched atop a GOTHAM CITY shipyard crate, her crossbow drawn, this crimefighter is prepared for whatever trouble lurks in the shadows of night.


Collect all the DCU: Series 2 busts designed by Terry Dodson in 2008! Huntress joins Wonder Woman, Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman, Wonder Girl, Catwoman and more!


This Huntress Bust measures approximately 5.75" tall x 2.5" wide x 4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance solicited; on sale October 1, 2008


* Bust * $55 US

 
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