DC Comics solicitations for November, 2002

Thu, August 22nd, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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BATMAN: FAMILY

BATMAN: FAMILY #1: THE TRACKER
Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg


Retro-solicited; in stores October 30. An 8-issue weekly miniseries event begins! In Bruce Wayne's long absence, Wayne Enterprises has been slowly slipping from his grasp. Now, as he squares off against an enemy who will stop at nothing to take his legacy from him, Batman also must contend with a deadly new vigilante who's recently arrived on the scene. But this potential foe is needed as an ally when a wave of new villains begins terrorizing Gotham! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. (1 of 8) $2.95

BATMAN: FAMILY #2: ATHENA
Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg


In stores November 6. Meet the mysterious leader of the new wave of criminals who vows vengeance on Batman for very personal reasons. She begins her assault by targeting the Spoiler who recently lost her gig as a member of BIRDS OF PREY. Will Spoiler prove to be the weak link in Batman's family? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 8) $2.25

BATMAN: FAMILY #3: BUGG & DR. EXCESS
Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg


In stores November 13. Get ready for Bugg and Dr. Excess! Bugg has eyes everywhere in Gotham, watching, recording, learning - with the heroes of Batman's circle in his sights. And what Bugg learns, Dr. Excess uses with terrible results. But what is their involvement in a spate of bizarre incidents in which normal people are transformed into raging psychotics? Black Canary aims to find out, and she's not alone as the vigilante Orpheus returns to help safeguard the city. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 8) $2.25

BATMAN: FAMILY #4: SUICIDE KING
Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg


In stores November 20. Who is the Suicide King? He's the ultimate terror - a killer so fearless he'll sacrifice his own life to kill and maim. Now he's after the heads of organized crime in Gotham City but not for heroic reasons. This deadly minion faces pursuit on two fronts, as the Huntress and D.E.O. agent Cameron Chase are on to him. Too bad for them! When this issue is over, Huntress no longer will be a help to Batman or a threat to Gotham's newest menace! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 8) $2.25

BATMAN: FAMILY #5: FREEWAY
Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg


In stores November 27. Meet Freeway, the right-hand man to Gotham's newest crime lord. He pulls strings, manipulates people, and gets things done, regardless of who gets hurt. Now he's targeted Robin, and Freeway isn't a man known to fail. When Robin falls into his trap, the identities of all the Bat-heroes are in danger, and this time acrobatics won't be enough! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 8) $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #776
Written by Paul Bolles and Nancy Gagn; art by William Rosado, Michl Gagn, and Bob Wiacek; cover by Brian Ewing


In stores November 6. Batman tries to stop a cop with a vendetta from ripping Gotham apart. But how can he do that if he's lying unconcious in the Batmobile? Plus, a new 4-part backup feature, "Spore," is the Batman story we promise will shock every reader. It really is the story you thought you'd never see, written by Nancy Gagn and illustrated by renowned children's book and indie comix artist Michl Gagn (Zed, Insanely Twisted Rabbit).


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #161
Written by John Ostrander; art by David Lopez and Dan Green; cover by Jason Pearson


In stores November 13. "Loyalties," Part 3 of 3. In the streets of Chicago, Batman is a fish out of water; in a town more corrupt than even Gotham, he must race against the clock to prevent the murder of his friend Jim Gordon…and Gordon's niece Barbara.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #35
Written by Scott Beatty and Brian Azzarello; art by Roger Robinson, Jim Mahfood and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores November 20. Part 2 of "Tabula Rasa." Gotham's newest villain, the woman known as Pix, is hunting down the men who destroyed her life while Bane and Batman are left following the trail of bodies. Meanwhile, Batman is still reeling from Bane's stunning revelation last issue. Will this change Bane's status as a villain? Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, "Cornered," written by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and illustrated by Jim Mahfood (Ultimate Marvel Team-Up).


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #609
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores November 27. Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee continue their run on BATMAN with Part 2 of the 12-part "Hush." Lying near death, Batman must turn to the least likely person from the Bat family for help: the Huntress! Meanwhile, Catwoman continues to hunt down the mysterious individual responsible for wreaking havoc in their lives - a path that leads her back to Poison Ivy.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the BATMAN BY JIM LEE POSTER, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #96
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Sergio Cariello; cover by Mike Zeck and Jerry Ordway


In stores November 13. Batman guest stars as Azrael, with a mob of supporters at his side, leads a siege against Two-Face! Azrael's super-powered, newly violent ways are beginning to exact a heavy price. Now the Dark Knight, feeling responsible for all that Jean Paul has become, swears to take him down...by any means necessary. Say your prayers!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

BATGIRL #34
Written by Kelley Puckett; art and cover by Damion Scott and Robert Campanella


In stores November 13. Batgirl is a lot of things: a martial arts master, a world class athlete - but not a detective. Not yet. But she aims to learn the craft at the side of the master…Batman. In this issue, Batgirl tags along with Batman on the investigation of a brutal murder of a father and small child.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the SILVER AGE BATGIRL MINI-BUST, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

BATMAN: ABSOLUTION HC
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; painted art and cover by Brian Ashmore


In stores November 27. A lushly painted original Batman hardcover! Ten years after an attack on Wayne Enterprises by a group of urban terrorists, Batman discovers the architect behind the bombing is in hiding in India. But, in the course of a harrowing journey that takes him from the Taj Mahal to the hidden temple of a great Indian saint, Batman will find all his precious concepts of crime and punishment, justice and retribution, God and man, turned inside out. He will find himself questioning whether any human being can truly change - and whether a mass murderer could possibly be worthy…of absolution. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Hardcover $24.95

BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE - FUGITIVE VOL. 1 TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, and Kelley Puckett; art by Scott McDaniel, Roger Robinson, Rick Leonardi, Damion Scott, Trevor McCarthy, Phil Noto, William Rosado, Dave Ross, Sean Philips, and various; cover by McDaniel


In stores November 20. Indicted for killing Vesper Fairchild, Bruce Wayne is sent to Blackgate Prison…only to escape, launching a citywide manhunt. Now Batman has now gone to ground - renouncing his true identity and operating deeper in the shadows than ever before. It falls to his extended family - Nightwing, Robin, Oracle, Batgirl, Spoiler, and Alfred - to figure out who really did commit the murder. While the clues point to a possible setup, no one can deny that those same clues might point to Batman's actual guilt. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

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


In stores November 20. Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE - FUGITIVE VOL. 1, this trade paperback reprints BATMAN: THE 10-CENT ADVENTURE, DETECTIVE COMICS #766-767, BATGIRL #24, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #25-26, and BATMAN #599-600, plus relevant portions of NIGHTWING #65-66, BIRDS OF PREY #39-40 and ROBIN #98-99. When Bruce Wayne is discovered with the murdered Vesper Fairchild in his arms, a chain of events begins that results in the Batman mythos altered forever.


FC, 264 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #56
Written by Scott Peterson; art by Tim Levins and Terry Beatty; cover by Bob Smith and Beatty


In stores November 27. A riddle is left for the Batman that seems…wrong somehow. Who's stealing the Riddler's schtick? And who's going to get to the copycat first: Batman or a mad-as-heck Riddler?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: YEAR TWO - FEAR THE REAPER TP - NEW EDITION
Written by Mike W. Barr; art by Alan David, Todd McFarlane, Paul Neary, Alfredo Alcala, and Mark Farmer; cover by Davis and Neary


In stores November 13. A new edition of this highly-requested collection of BATMAN: YEAR TWO also includes the one-shot sequel, BATMAN: FULL CIRCLE. This chronicling of the Dark Knight's second year of crimefighting finds Batman in violent conflict with Gotham City's first vigilante - now a brutal killer. Now Batman has no choice but to make a desperate alliance with his parents' murderer! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

BIRDS OF PREY #49
Written by Terry Moore; art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Phil Noto


In stores November 20. Oracle and Canary piece together the mystery of who is behind the kidnapping attempt on the genetically altered girl, Madison, and realize that in the wrong hands she could become a weapon of mass destruction. Keeping her safe becomes a lot more work than either of them bargained for, and a whole lot more deadly!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the BIRDS OF PREY POSTER, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

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


Retro-solicited; in stores October 23. Cameron Stewart takes over the art chores as we begin a devastating new arc in the life of Selina Kyle! Selina sets out to give something back to the neighborhood, but a new wave of crime brings her even closer to her roots than she ever imagined. And if that weren't enough, wait'll you learn the startling secret one of our supporting cast members is carrying. Plus, hold on to your seats as a surprise character appears to shake things up! This issue's got it all, including Slam Bradley, Leslie Thompkins, and even Bruce Wayne! Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #13
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Cameron Stewart; cover by J.G. Jones


In stores November 27. 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 #4
Written by Paul Storrie; art by Jennifer Graves and J. Bone; cover by Shane Glines


In stores November 20. Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn think they've succeeded in stealing Ivy's plant formula back from the chemical company that stole it first. But it's good girls vs. bad girls as Detective Renee Montoya finally catches up to - and teams up with - Batgirl!


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 5) $2.25

HARLEY QUINN #26
Written by Andy Lieberman; art and cover by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey


In stores November 13. Introducing the brand new creative team behind the adventures of the cupid of crime! Harley Quinn finds herself in more than a spot of trouble, moments from a very watery death. Meanwhile, she's wanted for the murder of a GCPD officer, and the late cop's partner, Bishop is going to bring her in, no matter who gets in the way. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #75
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Michael Golden


In stores November 13. Extra-sized 75th issue! With Mary Redhorn's journal now with the Feds, Bldhaven is rocked to the core when mass indictments come down for the upper echelons of Bldhaven politics all the way down through the city court judges and BPD - sending a mass ripple effect through the infrastructure of Bldhaven. With the city's police department in chaos, street gangs try to assert themselves, making for a very long night for our hero. Added to the mix is a new rooftop vigilante with a familiar costume.


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

ROBIN #108
Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Kevin Lau


In stores November 20. Drury Walker, the man known as Charaxis, is running around committing multiple crimes in Gotham, faster than Robin can keep up with him. Meanwhile, Charaxis is holed up downtown. What the heck is going on? Even an able assist from Nightwing can't keep Robin from getting in over his head. Meanwhile, Spoiler learns a horrible secret that will turn her life in a far, far different direction.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN: DAY OF DOOM

SUPERMAN: DAY OF DOOM #1
Written by Dan Jurgens; art and cover by Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores November 13. A 4-issue weekly miniseries event begins! Ty Duffy, a new reporter for the Daily Planet, is assigned to do a story on the anniversary of Superman's death. Duffy starts by interviewing those who suffered through Doomsday's rampage, beginning with some members of the JLA: Booster Gold & Blue Beetle! Meanwhile, the Man of Steel himself is investigating some random accidents that may not be so random after all - and they seem to be happening along the same path that led Doomsday to Metropolis… For more information, see the feature article. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 4) $2.95

SUPERMAN: DAY OF DOOM #2
Written by Dan Jurgens; art and cover by Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores November 20. Part 2 of the 4-part weekly event! The Planet's new reporter continues his interviews concerning the day Doomsday killed Superman, this time widening his subjects to the ordinary civilians who were there that day and the horrors they saw. It wasn't just Superman who died that day. Duffy also interviews the Prankster, and other lower-tier villains who tried to take credit for that day's tragedy. Meanwhile, Superman continues to investigate more mysterious accidents, as the clues to an emerging threat become clearer. For more information, see the feature article.


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

SUPERMAN: DAY OF DOOM #3
Written by Dan Jurgens; art and cover by Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores November 27. Part 3 of the 4-part weekly event! Duffy interviews a priest and gets the perspective of those who must go on. How lucky do the living feel after massive tragedies? When's the next time this will happen - and will it be worse, especially after yet another massive accident occurs? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 4) $2.95

SUPERMAN: DAY OF DOOM #4
Written by Dan Jurgens; art and cover by Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz


Advance-solicited; in stores December 4. The conclusion of the 4-part weekly event! Duffy explores the ways we can restore hope and how we can make the best of troubled times. But that proves difficult when all hell breaks loose - the mystery of who is causing the accidents along Doomsday's path is revealed, and a deadly new threat emerges from the ashes of destruction! Will tragedy once again befall Metropolis' most famous icon on the anniversary of his death? For more information, see the feature article.


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

SUPERMAN: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN TP - relist
Written by Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway, and Roger Stern; art by Jurgens, Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, and various; cover by Bogdanove and Dennis Janke


In stores November 6. Reoffered to coincide with the release of SUPERMAN: DAY OF DOOM, this trade paperback depicts one of the most tragic moments in comics history, as the unstoppable Doomsday kills the Man of Steel, Superman! Reprinting SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-19, SUPERMAN #73-75, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496 & 497, ACTION COMICS #683 & 684, and JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69.


FC, 168 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

SUPERMAN #188
Written by Chuck Austen; art by Pascal Alixe and Ray Snyder; cover by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna


In stores November 6. A special issue focusing on Lois Lane, by guest-writer Chuck Austen (Ultimate X-Men) and guest-artists Pascal Alixe (LEGION LOST) & Ray Snyder. Lois reflects on her life with Superman. She's married to the most powerful man in the universe, so how does this affect her daily life? How does she cope with the possible death of her husband each and every day?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURES and SUPERMAN #133 POSTER, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #610
Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Kilian Plunkett


In stores November 13. Superman is in over his head emotionally as he helps a young boy in Guatemala deal with his critically ill mother while Clark Kent works undercover to investigate a mining operation that will be the beginning of bringing down President Luthor.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #132
Written by Mark Schultz; art by John Lucas and Walden Wong; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merio


In stores November 20. Superman has saved the city of Metropolis from numerous threats recently, that the citizens celebrate by throwing a big parade in his honor. Meanwhile, an actor portraying the Man of Steel gets his wish to become Superman when Mr. Mxyzptlk arrives for the festivities. The real Superman wants no part of the Imp's hijinks, but we begin to understand the bond that Mxy feels towards Kal-El.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ACTION COMICS #797
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Renato Arlem and Marlo Alquiza; cover by Pascual Ferry


In stores November 27. Superman's back in therapy, this time trying to come to grips with his execution of the original General Zod in the pocket universe years ago. How will he cope with his fears of doing it again with the new General Zod? Will he be forced to kill again?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERGIRL #76
Written by Peter David; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; cover by Rob Haynes


In stores November 20. Linda Danvers, a.k.a. Supergirl, has met Kara Zor-El, a.k.a Supergirl...but is she the real deal? Linda's not sure, so she and guest-star Superboy bring Kara to Metropolis to meet a real Kryptonian. Unfortunately, a lot of strange things in the big city are keeping the Man of Steel preoccupied...though they may tie in to the mystery behind Kara's arrival!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the SUPERGIRL ANIMATED STATUE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

SUPERGIRL TP - relist
Written by Peter David; art by Gary Frank, Terry Dodson, Cam Smith, and Karl Story; cover by Frank and Smith


In stores November 27. Reoffered to coincide with the SUPERGIRL MINI-STATUE (offered in Previews Vol. XII, #6), this trade paperback collects SUPERGIRL #1-9, plus the Supergirl story from SHOWCASE '96 #12. Supergirl's life changes forever when her body merges with a young girl named Linda Danvers, and really strange things start happening in the town of Leesburg.


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS TP
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Tim Sale


Retro-solicited; in stores October 23. The Eisner Award-nominated miniseries by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale - following the Man of Steel from Smallville to Metropolis - is collected in a trade paperback! Young Clark Kent leaves the wheatfields of Kansas behind in this moving story, making friends, enemies and hard choices along the way. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

DC UNIVERSE

BIG DADDY DANGER #4
Written by Adam Pollina; art and cover by Pollina and Tyson McAdoo


In stores November 6. Wrestling's greatest hero faces his greatest threat yet! Defeated in the ring for the first time, Big Daddy receives another blow as his own son betrays him! What mysterious hold does the dreaded Diablo X hold over young Danny Danger? And what fearsome menace does the ultimate heel have in store for the whole world?


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 9) $2.95

A DC UNIVERSE CHRISTMAS TP - relist
Written by various; art by various; cover by Ty Templeton


In stores November 27. Reoffered just in time for Christmas, this trade collects 17 of DC's Christmas-themed stories from 1940 to the present day - including a Batman story illustrated by THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKE'S AGAIN's Frank Miller - making this the perfect holiday gift for any comic-book fan!


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

DEADMAN COLLECTION HC - relist
Written by Neal Adams, Bob Haney, Jack Miller, Arnold Drake, Robert Kanigher, and Dennis O'Neil; art by Adams, Carmine Infantino and George Tuska; cover by Adams


In stores November 13. Everyone's favorite dead super-hero is featured in this massive, deluxe slipcased hardcover reoffering - reprinting STRANGE ADVENTURES #205-216, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #79, 86 & 104, AQUAMAN (Volume One) #50-52 (selected stories), and CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #74. This volume contains the complete collection of Neal Adams' Deadman and much more. Retailers please note: Consult your order form for a special ordering incentive.


FC, 356 pg. Deluxe Slipcased Hardcover $75.00

DOOM PATROL #14
Written by John Arcudi; art by Seth Fisher; cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores November 6. The conclusion of a 2-part story by guest-artist Seth Fisher (GREEN LANTERN: WILLWORLD)! Monsters are invading the planet, and only the Doom Patrol can stop them! But our current group are finding themselves trapped in the bodies of the original team - so how are they gonna stop the monsters when they don't know how their own powers work?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #192
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Kolins


In stores November 27. "Run Riot," Part 1 of 3! It had to happen eventually: Gorilla Grodd explodes out of his prison cell, but he's still trapped in Iron Heights - along with some of the worst villains in the DCU, including Dr. Alchemy, Peek-A-Boo, Tar Pit, and Double Down. It's a riot that the Flash might not be able to contain before it gets even worse!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE FLASH: IRON HEIGHTS - relist
Written by Geoff Johns; art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver and Prentis Rollins


In stores November 27. Reoffered to coincide with the first chapter of "Run Riot" in THE FLASH #192, this one-shot serves as a prequel to that storyline. When an outbreak of a deadly disease threatens the prison's population, only the Flash and Piper can quell both the epidemic and the ensuing riot. But what is the mysterious warden's role in all of this madness?


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

FOREVER MAELSTROM #1
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by John Lucas and Eduardo Barreto; cover by Lucas and John Cassaday


In stores November 20. A time-jumping ladies' man is reality's only hope in an outlandish miniseries from the creators of AMERICAN CENTURY! His name is Forever Maelstrom. His expertise in world history - honed by traveling through centuries to befriend the world's most historic figures - may be all that stands between order and anarchy when an evil madman derails time itself! With alternate timelines running roughshod over each other, only Forever and a motley crew of misfits can gather the devices necessary to restoring the world he once knew. But time, as ever, is fleeting... For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 6) $2.95

GREEN ARROW #19
Written by Brad Meltzer; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores November 27. "The Archers Quest," Part 4 of 6 - guest-starring the JLA! Ollie runs into trouble with the League - and most importantly, has his first major confrontation with Kyle Rayner, Earth's Green Lantern. Green Arrow and Green Lantern have it out over issues of trust, while Wally West, the Flash, shows that he's faster than a speeding Arrow.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #156
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos; cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores November 13. It's the moment you've been waiting for! John Stewart is back in the saddle again as Earth's new protectorate. Let's just say that he's not easing back into the job. John must learn to confront his past while he contends with the crimes of today. Sentinel lends a hand as this veteran Lantern discovers his new roles and the potential for an ultra-violent future.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the GREEN LANTERN ABIN SUR POWER BATTERY REPLICA, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

HAWKMAN #9
Written by Geoff Johns and James Robinson; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by Andrew Robinson


In stores November 6. Guest-starring the JSA's Dr. Fate! Hector Hall takes his father, Hawkman, on a trip through his past and future, warning him of his ultimate destiny. Meanwhile, Hawkgirl struggles with her own past as she revisits the horrible secret she's been keeping from everyone since she left Austin, Texas.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #75
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Doug Mahnke, Yvel Guichet, Daryl Banks, Tom Nguyen, Mark Propst, and Wayne Faucher; cover by Mahnke and Nguyen


In stores November 20. The Earth-shattering "The Obsidian Age: The Hunt for Aquaman" concludes in a giant-sized issue! Two teams of JLAers find themselves face to face with the monster that has stolen Atlantis and holds their fate...as well as the fate of the time-tossed King of Seven Seas. The heroes of the JLA and its star-studded replacements duke it out with the Ancients in a no-holds-barred free-for-all, as they try to find their teammate Aquaman and discover the secrets that will save his Atlantean society...or erase it from Earth forever. These shocking events will leave a scar across the JLA and their allies permanently, making room for a big change in the line-up as heroes rise and fall - leading up to next month's debut of AQUAMAN #1!


FC, 64 pg. $3.95

Look for the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: AQUAMAN MAQUETTE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

JLA/JSA SECRET FILES #1
Written by David S. Goyer, Geoff Johns, Rick Veitch; Dan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams III, Jim Beard, Rich Hedden, and various; art by Steve Sadowski, Phil Winslade, Kelly Yates, Scott Kolins, Clement Sauve, Tom Mandrake, Dietrich Smith, Michael Bair, Patrick Gleason, Andrew Pepoy, Mick Gray, Serge LaPointe, Keith Champagne, and various; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merio


In stores November 6. The prelude to the most anticipated team-up of the year! Artist Steve Sadowski returns to the exploits of the JSA, joining David S. Goyer and Wizard Fan Award-winning writer Geoff Johns to reveal surprising connections between DC's two greatest super-teams (inked by Andrew Pepoy), setting the stage for the explosive JLA/JSA: VIRTUE & VICE hardcover. Plus: Metamorpho returns to life (written by Rich Hedden with art by Phil Winslade); the JLA and the JSA fight over which team gets a member of Young Justice (written by Jim Beard with art by Clement Sauve & Serge LaPointe); and Chase uncovers the secret behind the mole hunt that has weaved through this year's Secret Files issues (written by Dan Curtis Johnson & J.H. Williams III with art by Kelly Yates & Mick Gray). Also: AQUAMAN writer Rick Veitch offers a prelude to the new series in a short story illustrated by Dietrich Smith; and a brief preview of JLA/AVENGERS with art by George Perz! All this plus profiles of some of the two team's newest members, allies, and more!


FC, 64 pg. $4.95



JLA/JSA: VIRTUE & VICE HC
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merio


Advance-solicited; in stores December 4. What starts as a friendly get-together between the JLA and JSA degenerates into a destructive melee…and from the ashes emerges a villainous uber-team made up of select members from each group. What's made these former heroes of virtue turn into agents of vice? And who can possibly stop them once they get really mad? Now it's up to the remaining members of both teams to save the day. But they'll have to defeat their own friends to do it! For more information, see the feature article. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


FC, 96 pg. Hardcover $24.95

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS TP - relist
Written by Gardner Fox; art by Mike Sekowsky, Bernard Sachs and Sid Greene; painted cover by Alex Ross


In stores November 6. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JLA/JSA: SECRET FILES #1 and the JLA/JSA: VIRTUE & VICE HC, this trade paperback collects the earliest JLA/JSA crossovers, reprinting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21-22, 29-30, 37-38, and 46-47. Our heroes battle the Injustice Society, the Crime Syndicate of Earth-Three, the evil Johnny Thunder, and the Anti-Matter Man!


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95



JLA: SECRET ORIGINS OVERSIZED SC
Written by Paul Dini; painted art and cover by Alex Ross


In stores November 13. Multiple award-winning creators Paul Dini and Alex Ross unite once again to bring you this oversized (10" x 13 1/2") one-shot featuring DC's greatest icons: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, the Atom, Hawkman & Hawkgirl, Plastic Man, and Captain Marvel! This graphic album includes eight all-new double-page origin spreads, plus a brand-new 5-page framing sequence. Also included: exclusive interviews with the creators, reprints of classic Alex Ross artwork, as well as preview art and sketches for the upcoming JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE. For more information, see the feature article. Look for a signed version in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


FC, 48 pg. Oversized Softcover (10" x 13 1/2") $7.95

Look for the JLA: SECRET ORIGINS BY ALEX ROSS POSTER, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

JSA #42
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne; cover by Rags Morales


In stores November 13. Thrown back into the 1940's, Mister Terrific and Hawkgirl must team up with a past hero from the JSA to stop the time traveler known as Black Barax from wreaking havoc. Who is this hero that can stand in the way of this destructive force? Why, the original Mister Terrific, of course!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA: THE RETURN OF HAWKMAN TP
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Steve Sadowski, Steve Yeowell, Rags Morales, Michael Bair, and various; cover by Morales


In stores November 27. Hawkman's much-anticipated return to DC continuity is collected in this 256-page trade paperback reprinting JSA #16-25, that also includes the epic "Injustice be Done" saga that rocked the members of the DCU's Original Super-Team. The JSA is pushed to the limit, as an assault from Injustice Unlimited comes hard and fast from many places at once. And before the JSA can even catch their bearings, Hawkgirl discovers her shocking true connection to the Hawkman lineage, and her role in the search for the missing hero. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 256 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

JSA: DARKNESS FALLS TP - relist
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Steve Sadowski, Michael Bair, Buzz, Marcos Martin, and Keith Champagne; cover by Sadowski and Mark Farmer


In stores November 20. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JSA: THE RETURN OF HAWKMAN, this trade paperback immediately preceeds it, reprinting JSA #6-15. The JSA is once again called upon to save the planet from malevolent forces that may threaten the very fiber of the universe! But this time it's personal, as the foe they are fighting is a darkness-consumed Obsidian - son to Alan Scott, Sentinel. If that weren't enough, the original super-team must also confront the return of the Injustice Society, and face the time-shattering threat of Extant!


FC, 232 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #13
Written by Dan Slott; art by Min S. Ku and Mark Propst; cover by Butch Lukic


In stores November 6. Introducing the character find of the year...All-Star! This normal girl from the suburbs may just have exactly what it takes to become the Justice League's newest member...or it's first casualty. Find out what it takes to be one of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes in "Local Hero."


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LAB RATS #8
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


In stores November 6. Final issue. In deep space, on a mysterious "haunted" planet, the Lab Rats experiment enters its deadliest phase yet. But what will pose the biggest threat - a mysterious alien marauder or Earth-born bureaucracy? And will any of the Rats survive this final trial? LAB RATS goes out with a bang!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LEGION #14
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art and cover by Olivier Coipel and Lanning


In stores November 27. It's the Legion's final battle with Robotica, as the race looks to evolve...and it looks like they have a Legionnaire on their side! Can the heroes convince their teammate's actions are in error...or will it be they who seal the fate of the human race by preventing the Robotican race's evolution?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written and illustrated by Jack Cole; cover by Cole


In stores November 20. The fun and adventure continues with a new volume of the award-winning series featuring everyone's favorite pliable hero! Reprinting POLICE COMICS #40-49 and PLASTIC MAN #3 (1945-46), this volume features an introduction by renowned European comics historian Andreas Knigge, and is loaded with wacky, outrageous adventures of Plastic Man and his pal Woozy Winks - including the first Woozy solo story and an unusual Plastic Man text story! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 216 pg. Hardcover $49.95

THE POWER COMPANY #10
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Tom Grummett and Prentis Rollins


In stores November 20. With Josiah Power out of the picture, the only way the Power Company can survive is if Manhunter, Skyrocket and Witchfire put their anger aside and heal the company. But since they've been at each other's throats, can they work together and save the firm? Do they even want to? Plus: More on Dr. Cyber, the arrival of some very unusual and dangerous clients, and amidst the chaos…the search for new members begins!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE SPECTRE #23
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Norm Breyfogle and Dennis Janke; cover by P. Craig Russell


In stores November 6. The epic conclusion of the 3-part "Return of Sinestro!" It's Sinestro versus Hal Jordan in the rematch of the decade! Everyone's favorite magenta-skinned evildoer is out for blood…but with the Silver Age Green Arrow & JLA down for the count, who can possibly stop him? Enter…the original Spectre!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE TITANS #47
Written by Tom Peyer and Barry Kitson; art by Peter Grau and James Pascoe; cover by Jos Luis Garca-Lpez


In stores November 27. Things start to fall apart for the Titans. After saving a far-off universe, the Titans settle down to deal with the problems around them and among them. If getting by in a demolished headquarters wasn't bad enough, then there's the disintegration of the marital relationship of Tempest and Dolphin to consider. But what about that blip on the radar screen...signaling the return of a founding Titans member?


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

WONDER WOMAN #187
Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores November 27. Cat fight! Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl and Troia are caught in the middle of the male Cheetah and the Fury-powered female Cheetah, as they ferociously fight in Brazil!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

YOUNG JUSTICE #51
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker


In stores November 6. It's the aftermath of the attack on the island nation of Zandia from our extra-sized 50th issue. Empress discovers a special "gift" left for her by Agua Sin Gaaz, the man who murdered her parents. Too bad it's a gift she can't return. Meanwhile, Zand herself brings an end to the battle still raging on the island.


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 9 HC
Written by Manly Wade Wellman, William Woolfolk and Will Eisner; art by Lou Fine, Jack Cole and Esiner; cover by Eisner


In stores November 6. The comprehensive, multiple award-winning collection of Will Eisner's indelible creation, The Spirit, continues with this 204-page hardcover reprinting the newspaper Spirit sections from July 2 to December 31, 1944 - featuring writers Manly Wade Wellman and William Woolfolk, and legendary artists Lou Fine and Jack Cole! Plus, a portfolio section of artwork produced by Eisner for the Army during WW II! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 204 pg. Hardcover $49.95

CARTOON CARTOONS #14
Written by Gord Zajac and Tom Warburton; art by Maxwell Atoms, Frank Homiski, Kim Arndt and Rob Smith; cover by Atoms and Homiski


In stores November 27. Get Grim and Evil with the Kids Next Door! This issue's got two big tales based on Cartoon Network's newest original shows, featuring a wild trip to the underworld with Grim and a top-secret peek at the Kids' amazing treehouse headquarters!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #96
Written by Rurik Tyler, Sholly Fisch and Frank Strom; art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Leo Batic, Ruben Torreiro, Neal Sternecky, and John Beatty; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo


In stores November 6. Daycare worker Daffy Duck is up to his tailfeathers in rugrats; Wile E. Coyote poses as a cop to lay the law on Roadrunner; and Bugs preys on Elmer's insomnia to ensure he'll be way, way too sweepy to hunt wabbits.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #32
Written by Ivan Velez, Jr.; art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy


In stores November 20. Are they really ready - for this jelly? As the Girls nab a burglar in the Professor's lab, a little bit of Chemical X makes a very big jelly-jar monster!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #66
Written by John Rozum and Robbie Busch; art by Joe Staton, Horacio Ottolini, and Vince Deporter; cover by Staton


In stores November 13. "The Dragon's Eye" concludes! At the "haunted fortress" of Kwaidoon, China, the gang faces off against a master thief who's determined to use the Dragon's Eye gem to conquer the world! Plus, a carnival's star attraction disappears, so Scooby joins the circus to save the day!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

21 DOWN #3
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Jess Saiz and Palmiotti; painted cover by Joe Jusko


In stores November 6. The supernatural suspense continues as life becomes infinitely more complicated for Preston and Mickey. Simmering tensions between them are magnified by the approaching hour of Harmony's judgment. Alone in the forests of Bear Mountain, Preston struggles with the morality of his decision to help Mickey and the inevitable arrival of Herod. Will he be able to stop Herod from passing judgment or will Herod take him as well?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #5
Written by Joe Casey; art and painted cover by Ashley Wood


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores November 20. Introducing the Constitution of the United States...and he's as American as baseball, apple pie and carpet bombing! Automatic Kafka fights for his celebrity as his TV ratings plummet, while the Constitution fights a one-man war for truth, justice and fast food restaurants on every corner!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

BLACK SUN #3
Written by Marc Andreyko; art and cover by Trevor Scott


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores November 20. Just when Maggie Sun, stripped of badge and gun, thought life couldn't get any worse, it kicks her when she's down. With her father in the hospital and a bizarre black pearl (that wasn't a gift from her boyfriend after all) acting strangely, the last thing she needs is a startling revelation about her family that shatters everything she has ever believed. So, of course, that's what she gets. Isn't life grand?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 6) $2.95

DIVINE RIGHT BOOK TWO TP
Written by Jim Lee and Scott Lobdell; art by Lee, Carlos D'Anda, Richard Bennett, Scott Williams, Alex Garner, Tom McSweeney, and Mark Irwin; cover by Lee


In stores November 6. The adventures of Max Faraday - slacker pizza-delivery guy turned omnipotent super-being - reach a crescendo point, as we witness the amazing tale of Faraday's rise into god-like power and awareness, and his tragic downfall. Reprinting DIVINE RIGHT #8-12 and the one-shots DIVINE INTERVENTION/WILDCATS #1 and DIVINE INTERVENTION/GEN13 #1, BOOK 2 collects the entire "Divine Intervention" storyline, plus a collection of sketches, preliminary designs, and alternate cover art. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

DIVINE RIGHT BOOK ONE TP - relist
Written by Jim Lee; art and cover by Lee and Scott Williams


In stores November 6. Reoffered to coincide with the release of DIVINE RIGHT BOOK TWO, this trade paperback collects DIVINE RIGHT #1-7. Max Faraday, an underachieving student who spends all his time on the internet, inadvertently receives the Creation Equation - a formula capable of tapping the limitless power of the universe. Now, all who seek the Creation Equation - including I.O., the Coda Sisterhood, and the evil Cardinal Lazarus - will stop at nothing to wrench its secrets from Max.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

GEN13 #3
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Al Garza and Sandra Hope; cover by Garza


In stores November 13. The NYPD investigation into Ethan York comes dangerously close to revealing the truth about his and Gwen's mysterious abilities, as another newly-powered teen enters the scene. Herod strikes for the third time, and Ja'nelle Moorhead finds herself transformed from the overweight class dork into a breathtaking seven-foot beauty with growing telepathic abilities. But with her parents, the Secret Service and the mysterious Megan Ford of Victory Comics after her, Ja'nelle finds herself wishing to be the "ugly duckling" once more.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GEN13: A CHRISTMAS CAPER - relist
Written by Tom McWeeney; art by McWeeney and Richard Friend; cover by McWeeney


In stores November 27. Reoffered just in time for the holidays, this adorable animated-style one-shot finds five Gen-Active tots waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve - only a dastardly dictator has set his sights on Kris Kringle as well!


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #2
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Steve Dillon; cover by Brian Wood


In stores November 27. Warren Ellis's hot new maxiseries continues! There are 1001 people on the Global Frequency, and Lana Kennedy is one of them. She has thirty minutes to stop Manhattan's Alphabet City from becoming the epicenter of an alien virus' invasion. To do that she must use all her intelligence, skill, creativity, and, maybe most importantly, empathy. But will it be enough when the blood starts running?


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 12) $2.95

POINT BLANK #4
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Colin Wilson; painted cover by Simon Bisley


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores November 13. The fog is clearing, and we can almost make out the villain's face. Cole Cash, a.k.a. Grifter of the Wildcats, has let his whole world unravel trying to find the man who shot his old teammate John Lynch. Finally, through the gunfire and the smoky haze of secrecy that has always shrouded Lynch's life, Cole may have found the truth. Lynch didn't know the whole story, but he knew most of the players and he was hot on their trail...until they killed him!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 5) $2.95

THE RESISTANCE #3
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Juan Santacruz and Francis Portela; cover by Christopher Shy, Francis Tsai and David Micheal Beck


In stores November 27. The blistering pace continues in the third issue of this techno sci-fi adventure epic! Following the explosive conclusion of last issue, and realizing his partner Agro Wilcox attempted to turn him into a chalk outline, GCC agent Joe Hicks finds himself bruised, bloodied and surrounded by the same people he was hired to kill. Meanwhile 300 floors above in the restricted penthouses, Manhattan GCC leader Chamberlain and his radioactive assistant Sampizi plot the destruction of the Resistance, with the introduction of street-legal smart drugs.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #5
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Sal Regla


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores November 13. StormWatch finally meets the Authority! Santini sends his team into Chechnya in pursuit of Dhul Fiqar, one of the world's most notorious super-powered terrorists. The only problem? The Authority has declared Chechnya under their protection and they won't appreciate StormWatch hunting on their property. The first meeting of these two groups is going to send shockwaves through the WildStorm Universe!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THUNDERCATS #3
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art by Francisco Herrera and Carlos Cuevas; cover by Ed McGuinness and Jason Martin; cover by Joe Madueira


Retro-solicited; in stores October 30. Thundercats action in the classic style continues as Lion-O leads an expedition to acquire needed Thundrillium supplies from the Caverns of the Moon - and the Lunataks take advantage of their absence to attack the Cat's Lair! Low on Thundrillium to power weapons, with most of their strongest warriors away, how will those left behind in New Thundera survive? And will whoever's in that approaching refugee ship really change the lives of the Thundercats forever? Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Ed McGuinness & Jason Martin (50%) and Joe Madueira (50%). This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


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

THUNDERCATS #4
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Jason Martin; variant cover by Udon


In stores November 27. 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 Udon (50%).


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 5) $2.95

THUNDERCATS SOURCEBOOK
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art by Jim Lee, Arthur Adams, Al Garza, Kaare Andrews, Humberto Ramos, Dustin Nguyen, Ed McGuinness, and various; cover by Adams


In stores November 13. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Thundercats, drawn by your favorite artists! This invaluable volume is chock full of facts, stats and eye-popping artwork - supplying crucial data on the likes of Lion-O, Cheetara, Mumm-Ra, the Thunderkittens, Snarf, and so much more! Every major character is profiled in this extensively illustrated extravaganza! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #4
Written by Joe Casey; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by Nguyen and Rian Hughes


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores November 27. The unlikely teaming of Grifter and Wax with C.C. Rendozzo yields suprising results as they locate the missing FBI agent. And he's a familiar face from the not-so-distant past! Meanwhile, Dolby continues his rise in the HALO organization, advising Spartan on a new, more visible method of selling the HALO brand.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

WILDCATS: STREET SMART TP
Written by Scott Lobdell and Joe Casey; art by Travis Charest, Bryan Hitch, Carlos D'Anda, Scott Benefiel, Richard Friend, and various; cover by Charest


In stores November 13. Six months after Grifter walked away from the remains of the WILDC.A.T.S., he reunites with his former teammates - but there's little time to reminisce as our heroes embark on a globe-trotting journey that takes them to Venice, Miami, Detroit, Ireland, Los Angeles, and New York in an unforgettable adventure. Reprinting WILDCATS Volume 2 #1-6, this volume includes a cover gallery that not only displays all of Charest's dazzling covers from the series, but also the variant covers from issue #1 by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Joe Madureira, Humberto Ramos, Simon Bisley, and Arthur Adams! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

WILDCATS: VICIOUS CIRCLES TP - relist
Written by Joe Casey; art and cover by Sean Phillips


In stores November 13. A trade paperback of Joe Casey and Sean Phillip's first six issues of WILDCATS Volume 2 contains issues #8-13 - featuring the "Kenyan" storyline, and the reintroduction of Ladytron and Void.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

HOMAGE COMICS

DESPERADOES: QUIET OF THE GRAVE TP
Written by Jeff Mariotte; art and cover by John Severin


In stores November 20. Collecting the International Horror Guild and Bram Stoker Award-nominated series from writer Jeff Mariotte and legendary artist John Severin! Picking up the story of the Desperadoes - Gideon Brood, Jerome Betts, Abby DeGrazia, and Race Kennedy - we discover a price is still out on all their heads for an accidental shooting in New Mexico. When Brood must kill a young would-be bounty hunter, his anger with the danger he's put his friends in forces him to try and leave them behind. But a chance encounter with a slick-talking treasure hunter reunites them in time to turn the tables on their hunter. Only what waits for them back in Luttrell is much, much worse - and bullets just won't kill it. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

DESPERADOES: A MOMENT'S SUNLIGHT TP - relist
Written by Jeff Mariotte; art and cover by John Cassaday


In stores November 20. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the DESPERADOES: QUIET OF THE GRAVE TP, this trade paperback collects the first miniseries by Jeff Mariotte (COUNTDOWN) and John Cassaday (PLANETARY, Captain America) that mixed classic Western adventure with supernatural horror.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $16.95

MEK #1
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Steve Rolston and Al Gordon; cover by Rolston


In stores November 13. Mechanical enhancements - or MEK - are the new fetish of the future. But when Sarissa Leon - one of the progenitors of MEK culture - returns to her home to Sky Road, she discovers the city over run with these technological marvels, and her former lover shot to death. Sarissa's determined to find out who is responsible and the reasons why he was murdered. But will she have the strength to follow the trail to its conclusion? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 3) $2.95

ZERO GIRL II #1 (of 5)
Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth; painted cover by Kieth


In stores November 6. Meanwhile, 15 years later...Amy Smootster and Tim Foster are back, and pretty much where they left off! But this time the obstacle to their affections is of another sort. Amy is trying to use Tim's stepdaughter to get to him. This, ironically, forms an unintentional triangle for a woman whose life has been predominantly dominated by circles and squares. What else would you expect from Zero Girl? For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


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

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #40
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores November 6. "Night of the Payday," the fourth in a series of standalone issues, focuses on Lono - the sadistic Ex-Minuteman for whom everything has a price and who's proven time and time again the only side he's on is his own. Taking on a seemingly easy job for an obscenely large sum of money, Lono finds that there really is such a thing as a "can't miss" gig. Trouble is, it's somebody else who won't be doing the missing…and Lono is squarely in his sights.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

AMERICAN CENTURY #20
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Marc Laming and Digital Chameleon; painted cover by Jim Silke


In stores November 20. "Coming Home" Part 4 of 5. Harry Kraft finds an ally in his plan to frame a pair of crooked cops, but his wife's double-dealing could cost Harry his freedom. Artie and Ethlie do a figure-eight when they go ice skating, Beth breaks in a new boyfriend, and McFadden plays it safe when he empties his safety deposit box.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

FABLES #7
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores November 13. "Animal Farm," Part 2 of 5. Something truly horrible has happened up at the Farm, and this time there's no Bigby Wolf on hand to investigate - no one to find answers to all of the deadly questions that keep mounting. Why is there an unmarked grave in the woods, and who's in it? Why is Reynard the Fox on the run from everyone from Shere Khan to the Bandarlog Host? Why is Snow White in deadly peril and by whom? Why's the monkey drunk and what has that got to do with the sudden prophecies of doom from the Forsworn Knight? And finally, what's with all of the guns?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

FIGHT FOR TOMORROW #3
Written by Brian Wood; art by Denys Cowan and Kent Williams; cover by Dave Cho


In stores November 27. The peace of the temple is shattered when Little Brother, looking to impress Cedric, ventures out one night and goes too far, getting beat up in the process. But the crucial information he gathered is enough to send Cedric to the depths of North Brooklyn only to uncover some disturbing side effects of the underground fighting circuit he's been involved with that he is all to familiar with. What was just a simple quest to locate his lost girlfriend has become a fight to save lives.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 6) $2.50

THE FILTH #6
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura


In stores November 20. In "The World of Anders Klimaaks," the streets of Los Angeles are overrun with giant, destructive zombie sperm! Can the hand stop lunatic hardcore director Tex Porneau from creating the ultimate sex and death epic? And what happens when the police finally catch up with Greg Feely and the little graves in his garden?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (6 of 13) $2.95

HELLBLAZER #178
Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores November 27. "Red Sepulchre," Part 2 of 4. With Gemma Constantine in the palm of his hand, Domine Fredericks is in a position to dictate terms to John: so now he's moving to eliminate the rest of the competition. As sorcerous warfare erupts on the streets of London, Constantine struggles desperately to find out what game is being played out, and whether he himself is prize or pawn.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #17
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Chris Bachalo


In stores November 13. Iolanthe of the Theena Sidhe has been studying humans ever since leaving the Faerie Realm five years ago. She has watched the way we live and die, full of bewildered fascination at the curious things we mortals do. No one fascinates her more than the man named Ash Walker, whose solitary path seems full of secrets and sorrow. But now war has come, leaving a trail of death from the streets of London to the forests of Kent - and Ash Walker lies broken and bleeding in Iolanthe's arms. And at last she understands there is a price to be paid for exploring the landscape of human behavior...


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE INVISIBLES: THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM TP
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Philip Bond, Warren Pleece, Sean Phillips, Jay Stephens, Steve Yeowell, Jill Thompson, John Ridgway, Steve Parkhouse, Ashley Wood, Rian Hughes, Paul Johnson, Michael Lark, Chris Weston, Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander, Cameron Stewart, Mark Buckingham, Dean Ormston, Frank Quitely, and John Stokes; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores November 13. The final, massive volume of award-winning writer Grant Morrison's magnum comics opus is collected in this 288-page trade paperback reprinting all twelve issues of the third volume of THE INVISIBLES. What is the final fate of the Conspiracy? What shall become of the Invisibles? And where did the both of them come from? All this and more is revealed in the greatest meta-collection ever to come out of the New World DisOrder! Download it now! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 288 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

THE INVISIBLES: KISSING MISTER QUIMPER TP - relist
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston, Ivan Reis and various; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores November 13. Reoffered to coincide with THE INVISIBLES: COUNTDOWN TO THE MILLENNIUM TP, this trade paperback collects THE INVISIBLES Vol. 2 #14-22. Featuring stories by THE FILTH creative team of Grant Morrison and Chris Weston, KISSING MISTER QUIMPER offers a most tantalizing peek into the secret conspiracies that rule the world.


MATURE READERS


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

I, PAPARAZZI SC
Written by Pat McGreal; art and cover by Stephen John Phillips and Steven Parke


In stores November 6. Now in softcover! This hallucinatory, psychological thriller recounts one night in the life of "Monster" McGowran, one of New York City's paparazzi. A night that takes a left turn into weirdness when he's beaten to a pulp by the bodyguards of an inscrutable young movie star. But when Monster plans his revenge, he accidentally uncovers something strange, horrifying and not meant to be discovered. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $19.95

VEILS SC - relist
Written by Pat McGreal; art by Stephen John Phillips, Rebecca Guay and Jose Villarrubia; cover by Phillips and Villarrubia


In stores November 6. This gorgeous softcover - by I, PAPARAZZI's Pat McGreal and Stephen John Phillips, with digital art by Jose Villarrubia and painted art by Rebecca Guay - takes place in the evocative setting of a harem. "Splendid writing…really capture[s] the essence of a Victorian period novel." - Will Eisner.


MATURE READERS


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $14.95

LUCIFER #32
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores November 20. "Inferno," Part 4 of 4. The Inferno story arc concludes with Lucifer and Amenadiel finally clashing in the arena. The fate of Effrul and the sovereignty of Hell hang in the balance, and the Morningstar is all out of options. Unless in the vast web of betrayals and double bluffs there's one man in Hell who keeps his word…


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MIDNIGHT, MASS #8
Written by John Rozum; art by Jesus Saz and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores November 20. Secrets! Secrets! Secrets! This is it! The final issue of MIDNIGHT, MASS, in which we find out who those pale men really are and what connection they have to Jenny. Adam and Julia are forced to make some serious decisions about their lives and how they will continue their work as Paranormal Investigators. Don't miss the surprising conclusion!


MATURE READERS


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

VERTIGO POP!: LONDON #1
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Philip Bond


In stores November 6. Rocky Lamont - rock 'n' roll legend - has seen it all. Fame, fortune, armies of adoring groupies, mind-bending drugs. But now, after nearly forty years at the forefront of pop royalty, Rocky has turned sixty and his youth is gone. Or is it? A long-forgotten gift from an Eastern guru may hold the key to restoring Rocky's vigor, but at what unholy price? And what does all of this mean for a talentless young street-singer? For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 4) $2.95

WAR STORY: THE REIVERS
Written by Garth Ennis; art by Cam Kennedy; cover design by Terry Marks


In stores November 13. A new batch of WAR STORY tales from Garth Ennis begins. THE REIVERS tells the story of an SAS (Special Forces) unit fighting Germans in the North African desert during World War II. A unit led by two young officers: Barclay, a by-the-numbers soldier who just wants the job done right, and Nixon, a reckless breakneck who seems to revel in the chaos of war. Their struggle for control of the unit ultimately determines the success or failure of their missions, and literally the life or death of the men in their charge. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 64 pg. $4.95

Y - THE LAST MAN #5
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores November 20. The shocking conclusion of the 5-part "Unmanned." Yorick and Agent 355's search for the one woman who may be able to save the human race comes to a close, but with a less-than-happy ending. Elsewhere, one of Yorick's closest friends takes a horrific first step towards becoming the last man on earth's greatest enemy. Plus, a monkey misbehaves.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

THE MAD GROSS BOOK TP - relist
Written and drawn by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores November 6. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE MAD MONSTER BOOK OF HORRIFYING CLICHS, this regurgitation of the finest disgusting material from MAD Magazine has gags guaranteed to make you gag. Plus, as a special bonus, you'll receive a 16" x 21 1/2" pull-out poster that will make you sick every time you look at it!


B&W/FC, 160 pg. 8 1/4" x 10 1/2" $9.95

MAD MAGAZINE #424
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores November 6. Yup, it's that time of year again (Turkey Time!), where we stop everything to give thanks: Thanks to all those movies this year that were ripe for parody. Thanks to all the celebrities, sports figures and politicians for being there to make fun of. And thanks to you, our loyal readers, for buying twenty copies each of this issue of MAD MAGAZINE. We're sure the karma wheel will come back your way eventually…


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

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 November-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.

AQUAMAN WATERGLOBE - relist
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


In stores November 20. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the CLASSIC AQUAMAN STATUE (offered in Previews Vol. XII, #6), this waterglobe sports the classic look of Aquaman in his orange and green costume. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue featuring the King of the Seven Seas stands approximately 11" tall with base (14 1/2" tall with trident) x 7" wide x 6 1/2" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Waterglobe $79.95

BATMAN BY JIM LEE POSTER
Art by Jim Lee


Advance-solicited; in stores February 26, 2003. Superstar artist Jim Lee begins his run as BATMAN's regular artist with issue #608 - an event that calls for a celebration! The cover to that landmark issue is a dark and dynamic look at the Dark Knight. And now the renowned artist's interpretation of the character is a stunning full-color, 24" x 36" poster!


FC, Poster (24" x 36") $7.95

BIRDS OF PREY POSTER
Art by Matt Haley and Wade von Grawbadger


Advance-solicited; in stores February 26, 2003. The BIRDS OF PREY - it's not only a successful monthly comic book series, it's also an exciting new live action series coming to The WB this Fall! Now a beautiful full-color 24" x 36" poster is yours to own, featuring the art from the cover of the BIRDS OF PREY - NEW EDITION TP, by Matt Haley & Wade Von Grawbadger!


FC, Poster (24" x 36") $7.95

GREEN LANTERN ABIN SUR POWER BATTERY REPLICA
Advance-solicited; in stores March 12, 2003. Continuing our exciting line of famous Green Lantern Power Battery replicas, we're proud to bring you the first one used by Green Lantern Hal Jordan! When Abin Sur, Green Lantern of Sector 2814, crash-landed on Earth, the alien was fatally wounded. He willed his mighty power ring to seek out a man both honest and fearless to replace him...and the man it brought him was test pilot Hal Jordan. Destined to become the greatest member of the intergalactic Green Lantern Corps, Hal took possession of Abin Sur's Power Battery - against which the miraculous Power Ring needed to be recharged once every 24 hours. Now an astonishing replica of Abin Sur's Power Battery stands approximately 10 3/4" high x 7 1/2" wide x 7" deep , with a light up feature (operating on a 30 second timer) when the Power Ring touches the face of the lantern. Packaged in a 4-color box, this replica includes four AA batteries and 1 extra light-bulb.


FC, Prop $249.95

JLA: SECRET ORIGINS BY ALEX ROSS POSTER
Painted art by Alex Ross


Advance-solicited; in stores February 26, 2003. Award-winning painter Alex Ross has wowed fans again and again with his collaborations with writer Paul Dini. Now the cover to their latest project, JLA: SECRET ORIGINS (solicited elsewhere in this issue of Previews), is available as a 24" x 36" poster! This full-color poster includes Ross's peerless interpretations of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), the Flash (Barry Allen), Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, the Atom, Hawkman & Hawkgirl, Plastic Man, and Captain Marvel! It's a rare opportunity to own one of the greatest gathering of heroes by one of comics' greatest artists.


FC, Poster (24" x 36") $7.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: AQUAMAN MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores March 26, 2003. DC Direct's JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED MAQUETTE series has been flying off the shelves, so to keep up with popular demand we introduce a special eighth member to the line-up! The brooding King of the Seven Seas joins teammates Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, and Hawkgirl. Featuring the super heroes as they appear in the exciting new WB animated series on the Cartoon Network, these statues are based on models designed for the series as the definitive models on which to base their drawings and products. The AQUAMAN MAQUETTE stands approximately 9" high x 4 1/4" wide x 4" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Maquette $89.95

THE LITTLE ENDLESS STATUE SET
Sculpted by Barsom; Designed by Jill Thompson


Advance-solicited; in stores February 26, 2003. Individually, they are known as Dream, Delirium, Destruction, Death, Destiny, Desire and Despair. Together, they are the seven siblings who comprise the Endless, a family of conceptual entities. From the pages of Neil Gaiman's award-winning SANDMAN series comes this limited edition set, featuring individual statues of the "little" versions of the Endless (based on designs by Jill Thompson), each on its own base with a unique design motif. The statues - which range in size from approximately 4 1/2" to 6 1/4" high, on bases ranging in height from 1" to 2 1/2" - can be displayed together or separately, and are packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue Set (7 pcs.) $195.00

SILVER AGE BATGIRL MINI-BUST
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores March 19, 2003. Our popular line of mini-busts continues with this dynamic depiction of a Silver Age Batgirl! Librarian Barbara Gordon - daughter of Gotham City's police commissioner - was on her way to a costume party, dressed as a masked Batgirl when she chanced upon a crime in progress! Without thought for her own safety, Barbara helped save the day and eventually became a hero worthy of the name Batgirl. Now, the auburn-haired heroine is brought to life in this limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust standing approximately 5" wide x 4" deep x 4 3/4" high. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-Bust $45.00

SUPERGIRL ANIMATED STATUE
Sculpted by Barsom; Designed by Ty Templeton


Advance-solicited; in stores February 5, 2003. From the hit Superman Animated Series on Cartoon Network comes the blonde Maid of Might! Supergirl bursts into the scene, caught in mid-flight, soaring above the Daily Planet as a stunning statue. This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue, stands approximately 8" high x 8" wide x 3" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $99.95

SUPERMAN #233 POSTER
Art by Neal Adams


Advance-solicited; in stores February 26, 2003. It is considered one of the all-time classic images of Superman! From the cover of the legendary SUPERMAN #233 (June, 1969) by superstar artist Neal Adams, the Man of Steel bursts free from chains forged of Kryptonite in the landmark story that marked the beginning of Superman's modern era adventures. This full-color, 24" x 36" poster makes a nice addition to any wall.


FC, Poster (24" x 36") $7.95

SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores March 19, 2003. The new line of Superman action figures is here! Rocketed to Earth from the doomed planet Krypton, the infant Kal-El was raised by Smallville farm couple Jonathan and Martha Kent to become the mighty Man of Steel, Superman! Now the World's Greatest Hero is a beautifully-sculpted action figure, standing approximately 6 1/2" tall and featuring an incredible 21 points of articulation and an "S" Shield display base. Features 4-color resealable packaging. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action Figure PI

SUPERMAN: BIZARRO ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores March 19, 2003. "This am terrible!" - which is just the Bizarro way of announcing good news. The line of Superman action figures continues with Bizarro, an imperfect copy of Superman with a twisted sense of logic. Created from a biological scan of Superman, but without benefit of the Man of Steel's unique Kryptonian DNA, Bizarro is a twisted parody of the world's most famous super-hero. Bizarro stands approximately 6 5/8" tall and features an incredible 21 points of articulation and an "S" Shield display base. Features 4-color resealable packaging. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action Figure PI

SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC 13 ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores March 19, 2003. From out of the future, Brainiac 13 is the living computer bent on claiming our Earth as his own...starting with the city of Metropolis, whose computers and systems it has upgraded and placed under its own control! This menacing nemesis of Superman is now a highly-detailed action figure, standing approximately 7 1/4" tall and featuring 11 points of articulation. This figure comes with an "S" Shield display base. Features 4-color resealable packaging. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action Figure PI

 
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