DC Comics solicitations for October, 2002

Wed, July 24th, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #775
Written by Greg Rucka and John Francis Moore; art by Rick Burchett, Stefano Gaudiano, Jim Royal, and Rick Hoberg; cover by Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores October 2. In this extra-sized issue, writer Greg Rucka ends his historic run on DETECTIVE with Batman turning up the heat on Checkmate in an effort to squeeze them for information on the fate of Sasha Bordeaux. But when an unexpected agent shows up in Gotham City, will Bruce's life ever be the same? Plus, Part 3 of "The Hunt," by John Francis Moore, Stefano Gaudiano & Rick Hoberg - leading directly into next month's BATMAN: FAMILY weekly event!


FC, 48 pg. $3.50

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #160
Written by John Ostrander; art by David Lopez and Dan Green; cover by Jason Pearson


In stores October 9. "Loyalties," Part 2 of 3. James Gordon has been kidnapped and brought back to his hometown of Chicago to be tortured into revealing the name of the last surviving eyewitness to a grisly murder. The witness: his niece, Barbara!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #34
Written by Scott Beatty and Danielle Dwyer; art by Roger Robinson, C. Scott Morse and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores October 16. Part 1 of "Tabula Rasa." A savage attack on an innocent woman triggers a development in the life of the Dark Knight. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne is confronted by his old nemesis Bane who brings startling information about the late Thomas Wayne! Could this be the beginning of the strangest Dynamic Duo ever? Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, "The Delusions of Alfred Pennyworth," written by Danielle Dwyer and illustrated by C. Scott Morse (Magic Pickle).


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #608
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores October 23. Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee begin their much-anticipated run on BATMAN with the 12-part "Hush." What's this new storyline about? Like the title says, it's a secret that's best kept under wraps for now. But Killer Croc is sure to be a part of the puzzle. What we can tell you is that Batman attempts to bring an end to the vile kidnapping of an innocent child. But suddenly, all hell breaks loose… For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for an appearance of Batman in BATGIRL #33 and HARLEY QUINN #25, plus the BATMAN OVERSIZED POSTER BY ALES ROSS, the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED BATMAN WALL PLAQUE and THE SILVER AGE BATMAN & ROBIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #95
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Sergio Cariello; cover by Mike Zeck and Jerry Ordway


In stores October 9. Azrael's madness leads him into battle with one of his oldest foes! The Demon Biis has returned. Will Jean Paul defeat him or turn him into the newest disciple of St. Dumas? And how does Two-Face fit into the picture? Join Azrael's growing legion of acolytes in a battle to save our souls!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

BATGIRL #33
Written by Kelley Puckett; art and cover by Damion Scott and Robert Campanella


In stores October 9. Batman enlists Batgirl to help him apprehend a dangerous new metahuman. But the metahuman is merely the first step in a wider investigation to find a mysterious figure named Alpha. Unfortunately for Cassandra, the only person with info on Alpha is the one man she never wanted to face again: her father, the deadly assassin David Cain!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS HC - NEW EDITION
Written by Frank Miller; art and cover by Miller and Klaus Janson


In stores October 30. Writer/artist Frank Miller's classic, and one of the most groundbreaking comic-book stories ever, returns in a new hardcover edition featuring a dust jacket designed by multiple award-winner Chip Kidd! Ten years after the Dark Knight has retired from crimefighting, he finds himself unable to exorcise the bitter memories of his parents' murders - making the long suppressed voice of his vigilante side aching to break through once more. The Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory, fighting a new generation of crime in Gotham City. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $24.95

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN HC
Written and illustrated by Frank Miller; cover by Miller


In stores October 30. Frank Miller's sequel to THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is gathered together for the first time. Designed by Chip Kidd, this hardcover features an introduction and commentary by Miller on returning to the world he created fifteen years ago, and includes the complete 3-part story, plus sketches, color samples and other exciting material. The Dark Knight returns once again to wage a new war on a diseased world that's become completely lost. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 256 pg. Hardcover $29.95

BATMAN: THE DYNAMIC DUO ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox and John Broome; art by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella; cover by Infantino and Murphy Anderson


Advance-solicited; in stores February 12, 2003. By popular demand, DC inaugurates a new Archive series, starting with editor Julie Schwartz's celebrated "new look" to Batman. These celebrated stories have not been collected previously and give fans an opportunity to watch a new editorial approach grow and mature. This debut volume collects the first thirteen adventures plus an Elongated Man story, all from the pages of DETECTIVE COMICS #327-339. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 240 pg. Hardcover $49.95

Look for THE SILVER AGE BATMAN & ROBIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #55
Written by Scott Peterson; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Bob Smith and Beatty


In stores October 30. Batman finds himself caught in a deadly quarrel between mobsters, each claiming the other kidnapped his wife. He's got to help them out - or risk a full-fledged mob war.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: HAUNTED KNIGHT TP - relist
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Tim Sale


In stores October 23. Reoffered in time for Halloween! Before BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, before BATMAN: DARK VICTORY, award-winning creators Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale set their sights on the Dark Knight creating the three Halloween-themed tales collected in this volume. Featuring the Scarecrow, Mad Hatter, Penguin, Poison Ivy, and the Joker!


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME OVERSIZED SC - relist
Written by Paul Dini; painted art and cover by Alex Ross


In stores October 9. The second entry in the acclaimed series of tabloid one-shots by the award-winning team of Dini and Ross features the Dark Knight and his war on crime - both on the streets of Gotham and in its shining corporate towers. For any one man to end crime is a near-impossible task. For Batman, it is his life work…an all-consuming obsession.


SC, 64 pg. 10" x 13 1/2" Oversized Softcover $9.95

BIRDS OF PREY #48
Written by Terry Moore; art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Phil Noto


In stores October 16. Barbara Gordon, granted the gift of full mobility, saves the young girl Madison (a.k.a. Heartache) from a kidnapping attempt, and learns that the "gift" may be more of a curse than a blessing! Meanwhile, Canary finds herself in hot water with an underground liberation movement that seems bound and determined to capture Heartache.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BIRDS OF PREY TP - NEW EDITION
Written by Chuck Dixon and Jordan B. Gorfinkel; art by Gary Frank, Matt Haley, Stefano Raffaele, Jennifer Graves, John Dell, Bob McLeod, Wade von Grawbadger, Cam Smith, Stan Woch, and John Lowe; cover by Haley and von Grawbadger


In stores October 2. The first collection of BIRDS OF PREY stories is back in print, just in time for the new TV series to debut on the WB network! This volume collects BLACK CANARY/ORACLE: BIRDS OF PREY, containing the very first adventure where Oracle seeks out Black Canary as her partner in globe-trotting adventure. Plus, BIRDS OF PREY: MANHUNT, BIRDS OF PREY: REVOLUTION, and the BIRDS story from SHOWCASE '96 #3. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

CATWOMAN #12
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Cameron Stewart; cover by J.G. Jones


In stores October 23. Selina presents a very special gift to the East End in grand fashion while Slam Bradley displays his darker side. Holly rocks to her favorite band while a very deadly plan is put into motion, one that targets not just Catwoman, but Selina Kyle as well!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM GIRLS #3
Written by Paul Storrie; art by Jennifer Graves and J. Bone; cover by Shane Glines


In stores October 16. Harley Quinn gets control of a chemical formula everyone wants, which means that nothing goes as planned - not even for her best pal Poison Ivy. And Detective Rene Montoya is hot on everyone's trail…


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 5) $2.25

HARLEY QUINN #25
Written by Karl Kesel; art by Craig Rousseau and Dan Davis; cover by Carlo Barberi and Alvaro Lopez


In stores October 9. Batman guest-stars as the moment fans have waited for since issue #1 arrives at last! The Joker returns with something less than romance in his heart. Harley may have renounced him, but did she really mean it? And given that this is the Joker, you know nothing is going to be as it seems, as he launches a scheme that will have readers and Batman guessing until the end.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #74
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Michael Golden


In stores October 9. The conclusion of the 4-part "Something About Mary." Mary's flight takes her to London, where she faces the most dangerous villains of her long journey: Lady Vic and Brutale! Can Nightwing save Chief Redhorn's wife from two of the world's most dangerous assassins? It's a pulse-pounding conclusion that can't be missed!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #107
Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Kevin Lau


In stores October 16. The giant, creepy creature known as Charaxis hits town…or does he? Before he was transformed into Charaxis, he was Killer Moth. Now, his legacy is running about town, and mystery abounds as a series of crimes is committed simultaneously…by the same man! Meanwhile, Spoiler receives a piece of news that will change her life forever, and an old pal of Tim Drake's returns.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

SUPERMAN #187
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Pascual Ferry and Mark Farmer; cover by Ferry and Dexter Vines


In stores October 2. "Ending Battle" Part 5 of 8! The hunt for the mastermind behind the stalking of Clark Kent's friends and family continues! Superman returns to a Metropolis turned into a prison by the new Master Jailer. But that's not all - guarding the gates of that prison are deadlier versions of the Prankster, Bizarro, Metallo, and an all-new, female Puzzler.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for SUPERMAN: ARRIVAL IN SMALLVILLE STATUE and POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES II: SUPERMAN & CLARK KENT, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #609
Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Kevin Nowlan


In stores October 9. "Ending Battle" Part 6 of 8. On the trail of the man responsible for the attacks on his friends and family, Superman is attacked by an armada of all-new villains. Can the Man of Steel stand up to the sheer number of adversaries against him?!?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #131
Written by Mark Schultz; art by Brandon Badeaux and Mark Morales; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merio


In stores October 16. "Ending Battle" Part 7 of 8. Facing the combined might of Mongul, (an intelligent) Bizarro, Master Jailer, and Silver Banshee, Superman doesn't stand a chance to get to Lois before she finds the unexpected visitor at her doorstep, and pays the ultimate price for her secrets.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ACTION COMICS #796
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Duncan Rouleau and Marlo Alquiza; cover by Dan Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores October 23. The shocking conclusion to the 8-part "Ending Battle." How far can Superman be pushed as he confronts the man behind it all? Plus, the return of Superman's traditional yellow S-shield!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERGIRL #75
Written by Peter David; art Ed Benes and Alex Lei; cover by Rob Haynes


In stores October 23. Featuring the debut of the new art team of Ed Benes & Alex Lei, and an all-new direction for Supergirl! With her personal journeys ended - no Earth Angels, no Chaos Streams, no demons to fight - Linda Danvers can now claim to be the one and only Supergirl, right? Wrong! When a spacecraft crashes down outside Leesburg, Supergirl races over to the destroyed craft to look for survivors, and finds...Supergirl?!? Linda Danvers becomes immersed in a mystery that will shake her very identity and existence. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: WORLD'S FINEST TP - NEW EDITION
Written by Dave Gibbons; art by Steve Rude and Karl Kesel; painted cover by Rude


In stores October 9. Due to popular demand, a new edition of this collection featuring Superman & Batman is available again! When Lex Luthor and the Joker make a deal to switch cities and adversaries, they just may get their wish of ridding Metropolis and Gotham City of Superman and Batman forever! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

SUPERMAN: PEACE ON EARTH OVERSIZED SC - relist
Written by Paul Dini; painted art and cover by Alex Ross


In stores October 9. The first entry in the acclaimed series of tabloid one-shots by the award-winning team of Dini and Ross features the Man of Steel. As the holiday season approaches, superman reflects on the poverty suffered throughout the world and decides to use his vast power to feed the starving and impoverished masses.


SC, 64 pg. 10" x 13 1/2" Oversized Softcover $9.95

DC UNIVERSE

BIG DADDY DANGER #3
Written by Adam Pollina; art and cover by Pollina and Tyson McAdoo


In stores October 2. The no-holds-barred maxiseries continues! Think Big Daddy Danger's relationship with his son couldn't get any worse? Well, is it a bad sign that Little Danny Danger's in Big Daddy's opponent's corner for the big wrestling match? It sure is, especially when that opponent is none other than Daddy's brother, Diablo X! Who's gonna cry "uncle" now?


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 9) $2.95

DOOM PATROL #13
Written by John Arcudi; art by Seth Fisher; cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores October 2. Part 1 of a 2-part story by guest-artist Seth Fisher (THE FLASH: TIME FLIES)! Robotman finds a tie-pin in a strange antique box - a pin that once belonged to Dr. Niles Caulder, the chief of the original Doom Patrol. And once Robotman makes the connection, he and the entire modern-day team are transformed into…the original team?!?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ENEMY ACE: WAR IDYLL SC - relist
Written and painted by George Pratt; painted cover by Pratt


In stores October 2. Reoffered to coincide with the ENEMY ACE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC and ENEMY ACE DELUXE ACTION FIGURE, this gorgeous, critically-acclaimed graphic novel is written and painted by George Pratt. In a small German sanitarium, a reporter who saw combat in Vietnam interviews the once-celebrated World War I German Ace, Baron Hans von Hammer.


FC, 128 pg. Softcover $14.95

THE FLASH #191
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Kolins


In stores October 30. Hawkman guest-stars in this standalone issue! The Winged Wonder joins the Fastest Man Alive as they tackle the fairytale horrors of Brother Grimm! Trolls and dragons descend on Keystone City, and Hawkman and the Flash must trust one another long enough to rescue its citizens!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW #18
Written by Brad Meltzer; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores October 30. "The Archers Quest," Part 3 of 6. Who says you can never go home again? Arsenal and Green Arrow take a trip to their old estate - and hopefully this trip won't lead to the morgue. While searching for a mystery item, Ollie discovers a new resident in the Arrowcave! Solomon Grundy smash! It's the best fight you'll see this year!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for an appearance of GREEN ARROW in THE POWER COMPANY #9 and THE SPECTRE #22, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

GREEN ARROW SECRET FILES #1
Written by Judd Winick, Dan Curtis Johnson and Scott McCullar; art by Diego Barreto, Kelly Yates, Phil Hester, Ande Parks, Robin Riggs, Mick Gray, and various; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores October 23. The secrets of the Emerald Archer are revealed in a bullseye-piercing double-sized one-shot! In the lead story, discover the history of Oliver Queen - both before and after his death (written by Judd Winick with art by Diego Barreto & Robin Riggs). Plus, Ollie discovers that the government is keeping tabs on super-heroes in the form of the D.E.O. (written by Dan Curtis Johnson & J.H. Williams III, with art by Kelly Yates & Mick Gray). Rounding out this Special are a look at Ollie's astounding arsenal, and profile pages showcasing Green Arrow, his allies, and his enemies illustrated by the fan-favorite team of Phil Hester & Ande Parks; and more!


FC, 64 pg. $4.95

GREEN LANTERN #155
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos; cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores October 9. Green Lantern pleads with the Flash and the JLA to help him go back in time and avert his personal tragedy - which leads his peers to confront him about the ethics of heroism, and the line of violence that Kyle may have crossed. Now, only the wisdom of Hal Jordan as the Spectre can save his soul. This issue heralds big changes for the coming months and features the unexpected return of a long-absent hero.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the CLASSIC HAL JORDAN, GUY GARDNER and EFFIGY ACTION FIGURES, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

GREEN LANTERN: EVIL'S MIGHT #3
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art and cover by Marshall Rogers and John Cebollero


ELSEWORLDS. In stores October 23. Kyle Rayner isn't the only Green Lantern in Old New York City anymore. Now that Irish gangleader Alan Scott has gotten his hands on the secret Green Lantern, he's using it to siphon the Emerald energy to bring down the defender of the immigrant masses. "Boss" Tweed and his cronies approve. But how long will it be before Scott turns his power on them?


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

HAWKMAN #8
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by Andrew Robinson


In stores October 2. Guest-starring the Atom! It's time for some "Small Talk," as Hawkman's old friend from the JLA stops by to visit the Winged Wonder. Plus, Hawkgirl continues to search for her parent's murderer. But solving the mystery might make her the killer's next victim.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for an appearance of Hawkman in THE FLASH #191 and the POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES II: HAWKMAN & HAWKGIRL 2-figure set, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

JLA #73
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores October 9. "The Obsidian Age: The Hunt for Aquaman" continues in Part 5 of 7. As the past and present paths of the Obsidian Age converge, Nightwing, Green Arrow, and the rest of the new JLA are forced to confront an eons-old horror. The creature born from the depths of Atlantis continues to leech the Earth of its water, proclaiming itself the ruler of the realm as it fends off the new League, which has little hope of standing up to this adversary. But when a message from the past reaches the League in the present, a green ray of hope lights the way to a very unlikely ally. Can the new JLA stand where its predecessors fell?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA #74
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores October 23. "The Obsidian Age: The Hunt for Aquaman" continues in Part 6 of 7. Certain that they are facing the prophesied "Destroyers," the Ancients use every power at their disposal to kill the JLA. Unable to reason with these battle-hardened warriors who are convinced they're saving the planet, the JLA has no choice: kill or be killed! If the JLA falls here, who will free Aquaman? Who will save the Atlanteans? Who will save the future? The answer comes in the form of a surprising comrade in arms, who may finally pierce the veil of mystery surrounding "The Obsidian Age," which concludes in next month's double-sized 75th issue!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for an appearance of the JLA in GREEN LANTERN #155, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

JLA: A LEAGUE OF ONE SC
Written and painted by Christopher Moeller; painted cover by Moeller


In stores October 16. A stunning fully-painted adventure of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes! An ancient dragon unleashes its fury upon the modern world, and the JLA attempts to stop it - but Wonder Woman discovers that the League surely will perish unless she fights alone. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 112 pg. Softcover $14.95

JLA: RIDDLE OF THE BEAST HC - relist
Written by Alan Grant; painted art by Carl Critchlow, Simon Davis, Glenn Fabry, Jon Foster, Rafael Garres, Doug Alexander Gregory, Alex Horley, Herman Mejia, Jim Murray, Andrew Robinson, Liam McCormick Sharpe, Gregg Staples, Saverio Tenuta, John Watson, and Martin T. Williams; designs by Michael Wm. Kaluta; painted cover by Justin Sweet


ELSEWORLDS. In stores October 16. Reoffered to coincide with the softcover release of JLA: A LEAGUE OF ONE, this fully-painted hardcover features a fantastical recreation of the JLA! In a universe of darkness, a world without a name struggles to heal itself after generations of war. And against murderous odds, a solitary boy must lay claim to his heritage, and topple walls of ignorance and fear in order to save his home.


FC, 104 pg. Hardcover $24.95

JLA: TERRA INCOGNITA TP
Written by Mark Waid, Chuck Dixon and Scott Beatty; art by Bryan Hitch, Mike S. Miller, Darryl Banks, Cliff Rathburn, Paul Neary, Dave Meikis, and Wayne Faucher; cover by Hitch and Neary


In stores October 9. In a new collection reprinting JLA #55-60 and featuring the World's Greatest Heroes, we discover that some of the JLA's deadliest foes - the White Martians - have returned with a plan to systematically destroy each one of our heroes and disable the Earth's ability to create their one weakness: fire! Plus, THE JOKER: LAST LAUGH crossover issue that featured a "Jokerized" version of Doctor Polaris wreaking havoc on Earth's magnetic poles, and a classic Christmas tale titled "'Twas' the Fight Before Christmas." For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

JLA: DIVIDED WE FALL TP - relist
Written by Mark Waid; art by Bryan Hitch, J.H. Williams III, Javier Saltares, Phil Jimenez, Ty Templeton, Doug Mahnke, Mark Pajarillo, Mike S. Miller, and various; cover by Hitch and Paul Neary


In stores January 2. Reoffered to coincide with JLA: TERRA INCOGNITA - this volume reprints JLA #47-54. The JLA faces the twisted fairy-tale nightmare of the Queen of Fables and the world-altering Dr. Destiny, in a manner they never had to before: questioning the trustworthiness of their comrades! With the League desperately trying to pick up the shattered remnants of their loyalty, an escaped alien "sentergy" called ID invades Earth.


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

JSA #41
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne; cover by Rags Morales


In stores October 16. Hourman sees a horrible future - an attack on the Tyler Company, his father's business, which may be the catalyst to the unravelling of time itself. The JSA assembles to take on Black Barax, a villain once fought by the original JSA, as he arrives in the present ready to wreak havoc. Plus, Captain Marvel and Black Adam have a "heart-to-heart" that takes an unexpected turn.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #12
Written by Chris Sequeira; art by Min S. Ku and Mark Propst; cover by John Delaney and Paul Neary


In stores October 2. The comic based on the hit Cartoon Network series continues as the icy heart of villainy is revealed! You'll want to grab a sweater and light a fire as Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold, Killer Frost and a chilling cabal of icy super-villains attempt a hostile takeover of a small African nation. Can the League stop them in time or will they be the first victims of the "Cold War?"


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LAB RATS #7
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


In stores October 2. An interplanetary adventure begins! Rocketed into the depths of space, the Rats find a world utterly devoid of life. But there's something on that planet that's stalking our intrepid explorers...something they find strangely familiar. Are the Rats being haunted...by themselves?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LEGION #13
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Olivier Coipel, Kev Walker and Lanning; cover by Coipel and Lanning


In stores October 23. In the tense minutes before the Legion's final clash with Robotica for the fate of the galaxy, we glimpse the thoughts, fears and aspirations of many of the individuals surrounding the Legionnaires and the United Planets. This is set against an eerie backdrop in which the Robotican leader's origins are revealed to Brainiac 5, and how those origins will forever alter the future!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY #9
Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Tom Grummett and Prentis Rollins; cover by Grummett and Michael Bair


In stores October 16. Green Arrow guest-stars in the conclusion of the 2-part "Power Loss!" The story that shakes up the Power Company takes an unexpected turn! Josiah Power has fallen, and the Company is facing enemies from every direction...enemies who threaten the very life and livelihood of the Company!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE SHAZAM! ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
Written by C.C. Beck and various; art by Beck, George Tuska, Mac Raboy, and Pete Costanza; cover by Beck


In stores October 30. The adventures of Captain Marvel really start hitting their stride in this third Archive volume, featuring an introduction by movie producer Michael Uslan and reprinting AMERICA'S GREATEST COMICS #1, CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #2 & 3, and WHIZ COMICS #21-24 (1941). Captain Marvel faces his most nefarious foe Dr. Sivana in three adventures! Plus, the very first appearance of the Three Lieutenant Marvels, the introduction of Whitey Murphy (from the movie serial) and much, much more! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 216 pg. Hardcover $49.95

SHAZAM!: POWER OF HOPE OVERSIZED SC - relist
Written by Paul Dini; painted art and cover by Alex Ross


In stores October 9. The third entry in the acclaimed series of tabloid one-shots by the award-winning team of Dini and Ross stars Captain Marvel, as he makes wishes come true for the children of a local hospital. But our hero takes a direct hand upon meeting a boy who has been injured by domestic violence. Deeply affected by the encounter, our story shows just how human the World's Mightiest Mortal truly is.


SC, 64 pg. 10" x 13 1/2" Oversized Softcover $9.95

THE SPECTRE #22
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Norm Breyfogle and Dennis Janke; cover by P. Craig Russell


In stores October 2. Guest-starring Green Arrow and the Martian Manhunter! Hal Jordan finds himself blissfully married to Carol Ferris in a parallel world where he was never Green Lantern or the Spectre. But will a visit from some "old friends" destroy his newfound paradise? Meanwhile, Hal's greatest nemesis, Sinestro, has reformed as a spiteful spirit of destruction, and sets his sights on Hal's nearest and dearest.


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE TITANS #46
Written by Tom Peyer and Barry Kitson; art by Peter Grau and James Pascoe; cover by Jos Luis Garca-Lpez


In stores October 30. In their search for the reasons behind their visitations by the long-dead spirits of their past, Jesse and Damage are joined by the other Titans - only to discover an imposing complex under the desert. And within it, the true source of the ghosts that haunt the desert above.


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

WONDER WOMAN #186
Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores October 30. Wonder Woman is trying to track down the male Cheetah, while Troia is still on the trail of Angle Man. Their two quests come together when they uncover Barbara Minerva, the original female Cheetah, who is harnessing the power of the Furies for revenge against the man who stole her power!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN: SPIRIT OF TRUTH OVERSIZED SC - relist
Written by Paul Dini; painted art and cover by Alex Ross


In stores October 9. The fourth book in the best-selling and multiple award-winning series by Paul Dini and Alex Ross finds the Amazon Princess at an impasse. To advance her mission in Man's World, Wonder Woman must seek the counsel of the only one she can trust. Just as her lasso reveals falsehood and fabrication on the part of her enemies, Wonder Woman comes to uncover the truth behind who she is, what she represents, and the task ahead of her.


FC, 64 pg. (10 x 13) Oversized Softcover $9.95

YOUNG JUSTICE #50
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker


In stores October 2. The extra-sized conclusion of the 4-part "Fighting MAAD!" Young Justice, along with an assembled cadre of other teen heroes, invade the island of Zandia, home of Agua Sinn Gaaz, the man who killed Empress's father. Can the rest of Young Justice keep Empress from exacting the ultimate revenge on him?


FC, 48 pg. $3.95

YOUNG JUSTICE: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN TP - relist
Written by Peter David and Dan Curtis Johnson; art by Todd Nauck, Al Garza, Lary Stucker, and Cabin Boy


In stores October 2. Reoffered to coincide with the historic release of YOUNG JUSTICE #50, this trade paperback reprints the first seven issues of YOUNG JUSTICE as well as a story from YOUNG JUSTICE SECRET FILES #1. Robin, Superboy and Impulse are joined by Arrowette, Wonder Girl and Secret to form a teen team supreme!


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

DEXTER'S LABORATORY #32
Written by Robbie Busch and John Rozum; art by Gary Fields, Scott Roberts and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Bill Wray


In stores October 23. The whole family goes camping, with a little help from Dexter's nature-proof tent! Plus, it's a shock when Dexter's rival Mandark turns into a jock!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #95
Written by Chuck Kim, Sholly Fisch and Earl Kress; art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Omar Aranda, Alberto Saichann, and Neal Sternecky; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo


In stores October 2. Monsters and madmen move in next door to Tweety and Sylvester; Daffy Duck pitches gadgets to Coyote; plus two sporting football tales starring Bugs and Pp le Pew!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #31
Written by Jennifer Moore and Sean Carolan; art and cover by Phil Moy


In stores October 16. Sugar, spice, and…shaving cream? The Gangreen Gang frames the Powerpuff Girls for a bunch of nasty Halloween pranks in "Trick or Beatings"!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #65
Written by John Rozum and Terrance Griep Jr.; art by Joe Staton, Horacio Ottolini, Karen Matchette, and Dave Hunt; cover by Staton and Hunt


In stores October 9. The final showdown begins in Part 7 of "The Dragon's Eye!" In Peking's Imperial Palace lies the heart of the Dragon's Eye - the last piece of a rare and dangerous gem for which a mysterious thief will stop at nothing to own. It's up to Scooby and the gang to stop him! Plus, Shaggy and Scooby get scared "on the air" at a haunted radio station!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

21 DOWN #2
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Jesus Saz and Palmiotti; painted cover by Joe Jusko


In stores October 2. The new WildStorm series tying into events of the new GEN13 continues! Recruited by FBI Agent Mickey Rinaldi, Preston Kills reluctantly begins his quest to discover the origin of his powers and uncover the secret of the mysterious entity called Herod. But that quest into the wilds of suburbia may be over before it even begins when Mickey and Preston meet another of Herod's creations, Harmony - a young woman they find themselves, quite literally, willing to kill for.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE AUTHORITY: TRANSFER OF POWER TP
Written by Mark Millar and Tom Peyer; art by Frank Quitely, Dustin Nguyen, Arthur Adams, Gary Erskine, Trevor Scott, Richard Friend, Jason Martin, Derek Fridolfs, and Tim Townsend; cover by Nguyen and Friend


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 16. Just when the Authority is at the height of their power, in the blink of an eye they are shattered and defeated. Taking their place is a new team with the same powers, looking vaguely similar, but possessing none of the original team's empathy, kindness, and humanity. How could this happen? And what was the fate of the original team's members? All questions are answered in this fourth trade paperback collecting THE AUTHORITY #22-29. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

Look for an appearance of Hawksmoor and Midnighter in POINT BLANK #3, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

THE AUTHORITY: RELENTLESS TP - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary


In stores October 16. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE AUTHORITY: TRANSFER OF POWER, this trade paperback reprints the first eight issues of the fan-favorite series. Born from the ashes of StormWatch, the Authority asserts itself as the WildStorm Universe's most powerful super-team.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #4
Written by Joe Casey; painted art and cover by Ashley Wood


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 16. The world of Automatic Kafka is both familiar and strange - twisted memories of a childhood spent surrounded by adults you could never understand. Just any old blockhead can live in it but it takes more than man's best friend to maneuver through it…trust us.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

BLACK SUN #2
Written by Marc Andreyko; art and cover by Trevor Scott


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 16. The new "Eye of the Storm" miniseries continues! Maggie Sun is suspended from the force for disregarding her father's orders. But will a minor detail like that keep her from investigating the strange killings plaguing Hong Kong? If you think so, you don't know Maggie! Even when the case takes on a decidedly familial twist, she's on it.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 6) $2.95

DANGER GIRL: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP
Written by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell; art by Campbell, Alex Garner and various; cover by Campbell


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores October 9. All seven issues of the first volume of DANGER GIRL are collected in this sizzling collection that also features the ultra-rare introductory short story from the NEW HORIZONS VOYAGER PACK (originally polybagged with GEN13 Volume One #25). Plus, a complete cover gallery, an amazing sketchbook section, and an introduction by noted actor and DANGER GIRL fan Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Xena)! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 262 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

GEN13: STARTING OVER TP - relist
Written by Brandon Choi, J. Scott Campbell and Jim Lee; art by Campbell, Lee and various; cover by Campbell and Alex Garner


In stores October 9. Reoffered to coincide with J. Scott Campbell's DANGER GIRL: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP, this volume reprints GEN13 Volume One #1-7. STARTING OVER includes some of Campbell's early artwork that shot him into comics superstardom.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

GEN13 #2
Written by Chris Claremont; art and cover by Al Garza and Sandra Hope


In stores October 9. The new ongoing series starring the next generation of Gen-Actives continues! Herod strikes once more - and Gwen Matsura is marked for life. Desperate to understand what has happened to her and to learn how to control a power that seems to have a life of its own, Gwen finds herself drawn to Ethan York, another of Herod's chosen ones. But before these two new super-beings can begin to explore their mysterious link, they must first survive a deadly subterranean battle with New York City's most dangerous criminals: the Triad.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #1
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Garry Leach; cover by Brian Wood


In stores October 23. A new maxiseries from the fertile mind of Warren Ellis! There are 1001 people on the Global Frequency, connected together across a worldwide telecommunications spider web from Nova Scotia to Tasmania. You'll never know when you get the call, but when you do you have 30 minutes to save the world. Global Frequency - the last, best line of defense that you have never heard of. And if you're lucky, you never will. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 12) $2.95

OUT THERE #14
Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores October 30. "The War in Hell," Part 2 of 6. With Draedalus dead, his minions run amok in every realm, there's a battle royale in the Draedrealm - as the townspeople face off with Gask, Skink and the other imps, who seem to be taking their leader's death personally. Back on Earth, Becky faces a different threat. Someone left behind when the kids traveled to El Dorado City will reveal his true nature. Fortunately, both the kids and Becky have allies. But will they recognize them in time?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

POINT BLANK #3
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Colin Wilson; painted covers by Simon Bisley


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 9. Guest-starring THE AUTHORITY's Jack Hawksmoor and Midnighter! Dead men tell no tales, but what if you're in a coma? The truth about Lynch's dirty little secret is starting to come out. Who is Holden Carver and what did Lynch have hanging so high over his head that no one else could see it? Cole Cash is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But will it be the laser sight on a sniper's rifle?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 5) $2.95

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


In stores October 2. The hot-selling videogame that spawned a hit movie continues as a spine-tingling comic book saga, as WildStorm Productions adapts the Hong Kong version of the Resident Evil comics into English! Chris arrives on Umbrella's zombie-infested island to rescue his sister, Claire. Meanwhile, Claire and Steve have already escaped from the island, but not from Umbrella's clutches! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

RESIDENT EVIL: CODE VERONICA BOOK ONE TP - relist
Written by Lee Chung Hing; translated by Ted Adams and Kris Oprisko; art and cover by Hui King Sum


In stores October 2. Reoffered to coincide with RESIDENT EVIL: CODE VERONICA BOOK THREE TP. After barely surviving her experience in Raccoon City, Claire Redfield searches for clues that will help her learn the whereabouts of her missing brother, Chris. To her horror, she discovers the evil Umbrella Corporation has headquarters outside of Raccoon City.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

THE RESISTANCE #2
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Juan Santacruz and Francis Portela; cover by Christopher Shy, Jesus Saiz and Kevin Knowlan


In stores October 30. The new sci-fi WildStorm series continues! Where do you go to enjoy what little life has to offer when you know you could be dead in the morning? Brian Strumm discovers the answer in the Orphanage - a vile, dangerous, decadent place where the outlaw Strayz gather to blow off steam and make plans for the desperate revolution. But Brian will find he may not make it through the night when he encounters the mysterious Version Mary - a woman whose body is her temple…and her most deadly weapon.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - FORGIVENESS SC
Written by David Brin; painted art and cover by Scott Hampton


In stores October 2. Best-selling science-fiction author David Brin tackles his first-ever Star Trek project, and first-ever graphic novel, collaborating with acclaimed painter Scott Hampton. Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701-E spot a stray transporter beam in deep space carrying a living being inside. When they bring it aboard, they encounter a mystery for the ages! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $17.95

STAR TREK SPECIAL #1 - relist
Written by Ben Raab, Stuart Moore, Andy Mangels, Mike Martin, Ian Edginton, Jeff Lang, and Christopher Hinz; art by Steve Lieber, John Lucas, Paul Neary, Gordon Purcell, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Carlos Mota; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores October 2. Reoffered to coincide with the release of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - FORGIVENESS, this exemplary array of Star Trek tales is by a wide variety of creative talents, and features all of the popular characters from all four Star Trek TV series!


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #4
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Scott Williams


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 9. Following their harrowing trial-by-fire, the new members of StormWatch are settling into their new headquarters - in the basement of the United Nations! As the hunt for Ivana Baiul begins, a new member of the team is activated, and he may hold the key to locating one of the world's most dangerous terrorists. Except a certain team of super-beings might stand between StormWatch and bringing down the bad guy!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THUNDERCATS #3
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Jason Martin; variant cover by Joe Madureira


In stores October 16. The hotly anticipated miniseries based on the popular '80s cartoon continues, with a variant cover by Joe Madureira! The struggle to explore and establish New Thundera isn't without risks for our heroes. When one of the Thunderkittens is kidnapped by Mumm-Ra the Everliving, the stage is set for a battle to the finish between Lion-O and Mumm-Ra - the Sword of Omens versus the Sword of Plundarr. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Ed McGuinness & Jason Martin (50%) and Joe Madureira (50%).


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 5) $2.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #3
Written by Joe Casey; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by Nguyen and Rian Hughes


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 30. Grifter and Agent Wax's discovery of the hypothalamic chamber leads to an unlikely alliance with CC Rendozzo. But will this volatile partnership yield the results each seeks? Meanwhile, Spartan continues his quest for corporate world domination, drawing Dolby and Garfield further into his web. But to what end?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS SKETCHBOOK - relist
Art and commentary by Arthur Adams, Hilary Barta, Gene Ha, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Chris Sprouse, Rick Veitch, and J.H. Williams III; cover by various


In stores October 23. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the AMERICA'S BEST COMICS SKETCHBOOK POSTER (solicited in Previews Vol. XII No. 5). This fantastic book features a myriad of sketches, illustrations and concept drawings, showing how the characters from the ABC books sprung to life! This book is a visual treat for any fan of the comics form!


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. II #4
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill


In stores October 23. While felonious friends Mr. Hyde and Captain Nemo lend their most needed aid in the defense of London and Mother England, Allan Quatermain and our Miss Mina head for a strange and memorable meeting on South Downs. For your further reading pleasure, and at no additional cost to you, dear reader, the publisher has most generously included an amusing almanac of fantastic places.


FC, 32 pg. (No Ads) (4 of 6) $3.50

PROMETHEA #23
Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray; cover by Williams


In stores October 30. An extra-special issue featuring eight additional pages! It's the Absolute Godhead at the end of the Kaballah quest - the long and winding road back from the brink of infinity. Sophie finally returns to the mortal plane, to her own Earth, to see how things have been since her departure.


FC, 40 pg. $3.50

TOM STRONG'S TERIFFIC TALES #5
Written by Alan Moore, Steve Moore and Leah Moore; art by Paul Rivoche, Alan Weiss and Sergio Aragons; cover by Arthur Adams


In stores October 30. When Tom Strong agreed to appear on a set of bubble-gum trading cards, he had no idea how hazardous the assignment would become. Will his family make it through the shoot? Then join us as we explore the Mysteries of Chukulteh…and Young Tom learns a valuable lesson about going where he's not wanted! And, because you demanded it, the very first Solomon solo story, written by Alan's daughter Leah Moore and illustrated by Sergio Aragons! It's a sad tale of unrequited love. Sob!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

VERTIGO

100% #5
Written and illustrated by Paul Pope; cover by Pope


In stores October 9. The final chapter of 100% brings the three separate, yet interconnected stories of three young couples abruptly together. Heavyweight fighter Haitous comes face to face with his dangerous rival, the newcomer Wallman, and Strel comes face to face with what's inside Haitous's safety deposit box. Meanwhile the not-so-average busboy John, wakes up to find the not-so-average stripper, Daisy, has disapeared without a trace. And the emerging artist Eloy must choose whether or not to accept a terrible pact, and risk success or the girl of his dreams. It's a choice he's just not willing to make.


MATURE READERS


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

NOTE: There are no issues of 100 BULLETS or AMERICAN CENTURY this month. Look for them to be solicited in the next issue of Previews.

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #18
Written by Robert Rodi; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores October 30. "Amok in America" Part 3 of 3. The moment you've been waiting for: Angela meets Amora, the woman who's shadowed her life since the series began! And if that's not fireworks enough: Anita Manaday learns of Damon Devlin's treachery, and Go-Go finally faces John Thomas, freelance detective!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE CRUSADES #20
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Kelley Jones and Ron Randall; painted cover by Aron Wiesenfeld


In stores October 2. Final issue. A coronation has occurred and a new Knight has been named! He brings with him the might of fellow brothers in arms…a new Round Table. The city once haunted by a lone Knight is now actively purged by an army of them as the Fourth Crusade draws to a swift and bloody close. Secrets are revealed, chivalry is served, evil is vanquished…but at what cost? And where does Venus, a lone woman in search of the ultimate story, figure into the malevolent mix?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

FABLES #6
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores October 9. Mark Buckingham (Peter Parker: Spider-Man) pencils the newest story arc, the 5-part "Animal Farm." The mystery of her sister's murder has been solved, and the guilty parties have been punished. This leaves Fabletown's Deputy Mayor Snow White physically exhausted, spiritually drained, and in need of a big rest. So she decides to personally drive one errant Colin Piggy back up to the Farm, the remote, upstate annex where the non-human Fables reside. But rest and relaxation will have to wait for our heroine. Something wicked is brewing in upstate New York and Snow White's untimely arrival lands her in the thick of it.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

FIGHT FOR TOMORROW #2
Written by Brian Wood; art by Denys Cowan and Kent Williams; cover by Williams


In stores October 30. The Kung Fu VERTIGO miniseries continues! After his crushing defeat in the local underground fighting circuit, Cedric Zhang wakes to find himself in the care and company of the Buddhist temple girl and her little hoodlum brother. Deep in a coma and delirious from his injuries, we catch glimpses into his violent and abusive past, hinting at a tragic loss. Cedric awakes renewed to confront all in his path to the truth. Determined, he takes to the streets again, but this time he has help.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 6) $2.50

THE FILTH #5
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura


In stores October 16. In "Pornomancer," we meet Anders Klimaaks, a Dutch porn star with a unique talent. Currently wanted by both the LAPD and Hand agent Jenesis Jones, Klimaaks is the unwitting key player in adult film mogul Tex Porneau's horrific plan to create a new kind of hardcore for a new world. Will the Hand have the spunk to handle this obscene threat, or could this be the money shot to end them all?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 13) $2.95

HELLBLAZER #177
Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores October 30. "Red Sepulchre," Part 1 of 4. Back in the Smoke for the first time in two years, John has walked into the middle of an ugly range war between rival groups of magicians. Like it or not, he's going to have to choose a side; and it would help if he knew which faction wants him dead. Note: This issue is a resolicitation. Previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #16
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Jon Foster


In stores October 9. Necromancer Arawn Kruder is a man in love. Unfortunately, the object of his affections is none other than the Goddess of death. For years Kruder has wandered the world, hanging around in war zones and disaster areas, studying magic, consuming souls and committing mass murder at every opportunity - all in the hope of gaining a brief glimpse of the woman he loves. But now he has gained a secret weapon in his struggle to win her heart: the True Name of death. The sound of her name kills all who hear it. With this power, Kruder will become the new God of death with the goddess as his consort. Only one thing stands in Kruder's way: a teenage wizard called Timothy Hunter.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

LUCIFER #31
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Craig Hamilton; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores October 16. "Inferno," Part 3 of 4. While Mazikeen is drowning in the thoughts of God, Lucifer fights to expel the creature called Virtus from his mind and body. But the angel Amenadiel is armed and ready, Lucifer's name has already been called, and the price of forfeiting this duel is death. The Morningstar may be about to learn how to lose without playing.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MIDNIGHT, MASS #7
Written by John Rozum; art by Jesus Saz and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores October 16. You never know who is going to come knocking on your door. Straight from the past come three uninvited visitors who reek of lies and secrets, and who may have a connection to Jenny's secret past. Julia and Adam attempt to rebuild after last issues debacle while Jenny comes to terms with where her life is taking her!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (7 of 8) $2.50

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE FURIES HC
Written by Mike Carey; painted art and cover by John Bolton


In stores October 30. In the three years since Daniel left to fulfill his destiny as the new Sandman, Lyta has suffered greatly from the loss of her only son. Now the bloodline that has made her kin to the Furies has taken over her senses…and her sanity. In an effort to escape her pain and unravel her mysterious heritage before it consumes her, Lyta accepts a job with a traveling theatre troupe on its way to Athens, Greece. But a series of cruel and familiar mythological figures set their sites on destroying the Furies - and plan to use Lyta Hall as the ultimate pawn. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 96 pg. Hardcover $24.95

THE SANDMAN: THE KINDLY ONES TP - relist
Written by Neil Gaiman; art by Marc Hempel, Richard Case, D'Israeli, Teddy Kristiansen, Glyn Dillon, Charles Vess, Dean Ormston, and Kevin Nowlan; painted cover by Dave McKean


In stores October 30. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE FURIES, this trade paperback collects the storyline that first saw Lyta Hall's descent into insanity, and which featured a death and birth of a Lord of Dream. Reprints THE SANDMAN #57-69, plus the Sandman story from VERTIGO JAM #1.


MATURE READERS


FC, 352 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: SPIDER'S THRASH TP
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; cover by Robertson


In stores October 16. The hammer has come down on him, but outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem has managed to stay one step ahead of his detractors - i.e., the President of the United States and his authoritarian lackeys in publishing and law enforcement. After losing his byline, bank account, and apartment, Jerusalem and his filthy assistants have legged it underground, the better to implement his plan. What plan, you say? Why, the plan to bring down the President, of course! Reprints TRANSMETROPOLITAN #37-42. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

Look for the TRANSMETROPOLITAN WALL SCROLL, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: GOUGE AWAY TP - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos, Lea Hernandez, Kieron Dwyer, Bryan Hitch, Frank Quitely, and Eduardo Risso; cover by Robertson


In stores October 16. Reoffered to coincide with the release of SPIDER'S THRASH, this previous collection reprints issues #31-36 of TRANSMETROPOLITAN, featuring the three one-shot stories "Nobody Loves Me," "The Walk," and "Dancing in the Here and Now," as well as the 3-part "Gouge Away" storyline. And through all the drugs, drinking and paranoia, Spider and his filthy assistants continue to track down the horrifying truth behind the newly-elected president's successful campaign.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

VERTIGO POP: TOKYO! #4
Written by Jonathan Vankin; art and cover by Seth Fisher


In stores October 2. Maki plots her final coup against pop star Hike. If she can't win his heart, she has something more dramatic in mind. Steve, our gaijin hero (of sorts) chooses the company of Yakuza over the unappetizing prospect of a Japanese jail. Mizumi spills the story to the detectives over a large squid, egg and mayonnaise pizza. And when everything collides at the sold-out 1-6-7 concert inside Tokyo Dome, the insane energy boiling beneath Tokyo's polite and orderly surface threatens to explode like the Mount Fuji volcano!


MATURE READERS


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

Y - THE LAST MAN #4
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores October 23. Part 4 of the 5-part "Unmanned." In this emotional issue, Yorick Brown joins hundreds of women at a famous monument to pay tribute to all of the men who died in the Plague. But when a pack of violent female extremists interrupts this memorial service, the last man on Earth may end up joining his fallen brothers...


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #423
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores October 2. Do you ever feel like everyone's in on some mysterious joke and you've been left out? Well, the hilarity in this month's MAD may not make you part of the in-crowd, but it'll help occupy your time while you sit, crying, waiting for the phone to ring.


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

MAD XL #18
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores October 9. More Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, a Readers' Choice poll winner, a MAD Moldy Oldie, and a special creator of the month highlight this Halloween fun issue!


B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

DC DIRECT

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

BATMAN OVERSIZED POSTER BY ALEX ROSS
Painted art by Alex Ross


Advance-solicited; in stores January 15, 2003. He is Batman...a tireless soldier in the war against crime. Now, featuring the art from the back cover of the award-winning BATMAN: WAR AGAINST CRIME comes artist Alex Ross's stunning portrayal of the Caped Crusader! This full-color, oversized poster stands a breathtaking 22" x 58" and is perfect for hanging on any door.


FC, Oversized Poster (22" x 58") $19.95

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN STATUE - relist
Based on designs by Frank Miller; sculpted by William Paquet


In stores October 30. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN HC, this hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue features a stunning rendition of Batman with his sidekick, Catgirl (aka Carrie Kelley) perched on his shoulder. This statue is overall approximately 13 1/4" tall and 5 3/4" deep, on a base that is 7" wide x 5" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $195.00

GREEN LANTERN: CLASSIC HAL JORDAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores February 19, 2003. New edition! DC Direct offers a new sculpt featuring a younger version of the legendary Green Lantern Hal Jordan, the greatest hero of the Green Lantern Corps! Armed with the miraculous Power Ring that makes his every thought a reality, Hal Jordan left behind a heroic legacy that will never be forgotten. This figure features multiple points of articulation, stands approximately 6 1/4" tall and comes with a 1 3/4" tall Power Battery and a one-size-fits-all Power Ring for the consumer. Features 4-color resealable packaging.


FC, Action Figure PI

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: EFFIGY ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores February 19, 2003. Endowed with the power to project and control flame by alien rivals of the Green Lantern Corps' Guardians of the Universe, Martyn Van Wyck became the deadly Effigy. Filled with hate, Effigy is out to prove what he can do...by destroying Green Lantern! The EFFIGY ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6 1/2" tall, 7" tall with flame, and comes with a removable flaming sword. Features 4-color resealable packaging.


FC, Action Figure PI

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: GUY GARDNER ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores February 19, 2003. When Hal Jordan became the Green Lantern of Earth, his overseers, the Guardians, assigned Guy Gardner to be his replacement should anything happen to him. Eventually, Gardner got his chance to prove himself as a Lantern, showing that even a Guy with a chip on his shoulder can save the world. This figure stands approximately 6 1/4" tall, and comes with a scale Power Battery and a one-size-fits-all Power Ring for the consumer. Features 4-color resealable packaging.


FC, Action Figure PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: BATMAN WALL PLAQUE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores January 22, 2003. From the hit Cartoon Network animated series comes the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: BATMAN WALL PLAQUE - the first in a new line of fully-sculpted wall reliefs also featuring Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Superman, and the Flash. The Dark Knight is shown as he appears in the Justice League animated series, in a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain wall relief measuring approximately 4 1/2" tall x 8" wide x 2 1/2" deep. Liven up your walls by collecting all five JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED WALL PLAQUES in 2003. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Wall Plaque $39.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES II: HAWKMAN & HAWKGIRL
Advance-solicited; in stores February 5, 2003. The new line of DC Direct Pocket Super Heroes kicks into Series II, featuring 2-figure sets of DC's greatest heroes and villains! Now Hawkman and Hawkgirl join the ranks of the Pocket Super Heroes! Police officer heroes of the planet Thanagar, Katar Hol and his wife Shayera came to Earth in pursuit of a criminal from their homeworld. The Winged Wonders decided to remain on Earth as the heroes Hawkman and Hawkgirl! Both figures are approximately 3 1/4" tall, feature articulation, a mace weapon, and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES II: PROFESSOR ZOOM & MIRROR MASTER
Advance-solicited; in stores February 5, 2003. The Series II excitement continues with two of the deadliest members of Flash's Rogues Gallery! Eobard Thawne, a criminal from the 25th century, gained super-speed like Barry Allen, the Flash, and traveled back in time to wreak havoc as Professor Zoom: the Reverse Flash. Sam Scudder was a small-time crook until he discovered how to control mirrors and their images as Mirror Master. Both figures are approximately 3 1/4" tall, feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand, and a mirror weapon for Mirror Master to hold.


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES II: SUPERMAN & CLARK KENT
Advance-solicited; in stores February 5, 2003. Proving that size doesn't matter, Pocket Super Heroes Series II continues with...do your eyes deceive you? Superman and Clark Kent? Rocketed to Earth from the doomed planet Krypton, the baby Kal-El grew to become the amazing Man of Steel: Superman. But before that, he was Clark Kent, raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent, and now a mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. Now both sides of Earth's mightiest hero can be yours. Both figures are approximately 3 1/4" tall, feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand, and a chunk of Kryptonite.


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

SILVER AGE BATMAN & ROBIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET
Advance-solicited; in stores February 12, 2003. The Silver Age Dynamic Duo are now available as action figures! Bruce Wayne witnessed the murder of his parents and dedicated his life to combating crime as Batman. After Dick Grayson's parents were killed by gangsters, Wayne took the boy in and trained him to become Robin, the Boy Wonder. Now the classic look of Batman and Robin becomes immortalized in this Deluxe Action Figure Set! Batman stands approximately 6 1/4" tall while Robin stands approximately 5 3/4" tall. Both action figures feature eleven points of articulation. This set also includes two 1" long Batarangs, a 12" long Batrope with a suction cup and a 9 1/2" wide x 4 1/4 deep x 3/4" tall base in the shape of a Gotham City rooftop. Packaged in a 4-color window box. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Deluxe Action Figure Set PI

SUPERMAN: ARRIVAL IN SMALLVILLE STATUE
Sculpted by William Paquet


Advance-solicited; in stores January 8, 2003. His homeworld doomed, the infant Kal-El was rocketed to Earth by his parents on Krypton, an event commemorated in the SUPERMAN: DEPARTURE FROM KRYPTON STATUE, released in February, 2002. Now the second great event in the life of the future Man of Steel is celebrated in the SUPERMAN: ARRIVAL IN SMALLVILLE STATUE, freezing forever in time the moment Martha and Jonathan Kent found baby Kal-El in his rocket in a Smallville field. This full-color, cold-cast porcelain statue stands approximately 7 7/8" high x 10" wide, and comes packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $175.00

TOM STRONG DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET - relist
In stores October 16. Reoffered again, this deluxe set features a 6 1/4" tall Tom Strong figure featuring multiple points of articulation, packaged with a gun, knife, and a helicopter-backpack. Also included is a 7" tall Pneuman figure. Packaged in a 4-color window box. Retailers, please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Deluxe Action Figure Set PI

TRANSMETROPOLITAN WALL SCROLL
Art by Geoff Darrow


Advance-solicited; in stores January 15, 2003. From the cover of TRANSMETROPOLITAN #22, which features the twisted vision of acclaimed artist Geoff Darrow (Hardboiled, Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot), comes this out-of-this-world Wall Scroll. Outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem sits high above the city that brings out his venomous best...but close enough to feel the squalor in this highly detailed, 27" x 40" full-color Wall Scroll.


FC, Wall Scroll (27" x 40") $19.95

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