DC Comics Solicitations for March, 2003

Thu, December 19th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #780
Written by Ed Brubaker and J.C. Gagn; art by Tommy Castillo, Wade Von Grawbadger and Michel Gagn; cover by Tim Sale


In stores March 5. "Dead Reckoning" Part 4 of 6. As Batman desperately tries to find the killer known as "The Charlatan," the rogues of Arkham Asylum find that the walls of their prison are no protection against his murderous spree. With the killer closing in on some of Gotham's most notorious villains, Batman is forced to turn to his oldest allies - on both sides of the law! Plus, the conclusion to the 5-part "Spore," drawn by children's book and indie comics artist Michel Gagn (Zed, Insanely Twisted Rabbits).


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #165
Written by Dwayne McDuffie; art by Val Semeiks and Dan Green; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores March 12. "Don't Blink" Part 2 of 4. After searching high and low for the blind man who can see through the eyes of others, Batman finds Blink. Now the Dark Knight must fight for Blink's freedom by taking out the military units using Blink's powers to spy on international terrorists!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #39
Written by Scott Beatty and Gilbert Austin; art by Roger Robinson, John Floyd and Cliff Chiang; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores March 19. The Huntress has been captured by Checkmate who makes her an offer she can't possibly refuse. But refuse she does, and wait 'til you see the melee that follows! Injured and on the run, Huntress' only salvation lies in the not-so-tender hands of Batman! Plus, Gilbert Austin (Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings) teams up with Cliff Chiang (BATMAN: GOLDEN STREETS OF GOTHAM) for a backup story of young Bruce Wayne attending a costume party, at which at least part of his inspiration for becoming Batman is present.


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #613
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores March 26. A new arc of "Hush" begins! A perfect evening out on the town for Bruce and Selina takes a turn for the deadly when Harley Quinn hits Gotham City. And if Harley's back, can the Joker be far behind? Just when you thought Loeb & Lee might have run out of twists, wait until you read the last page! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #100
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Sergio Cariello; cover by Mike Zeck and Jerry Ordway


In stores March 12. Pulse-pounding final issue! It's the end for AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT. But what does the future hold for Jean Paul Valley - Azrael - and the legacy of the Angel of Redemption? The clock has been ticking for our hero since he contracted his mysterious malady...but will a possible cure be worse than the disease?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

BATGIRL #38
Written by Andersen Gabrych; art by Jeff Parker and Robert Campanella; cover by Cliff Chiang


In stores March 19. By special guest team Jeff Parker (ROBIN, The Interman) and newcomer Andersen Gabrych! Batman has forbidden Batgirl from going on missions with Spoiler. So what's a girl to do when her best friend shows up ready for action? The results of their escapades will have huge repercussions on both characters' lives!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL: YEAR ONE #4
Written by Scott Beatty and Chuck Dixon; art and cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez


In stores March 12. Batgirl is kidnapped - by Batman and Robin?! Gotham's latest hero has fallen into the clutches of the Dynamic Duo, and they mean to show her the business - the business of fighting crime, that is! See Batgirl make her historic first visit to the ultra-secret Batcave! Watch as Alfred shows his disapproval - but is it about bringing her there, or is there a greater concern? And catch your breath as her secret identity is compromised forever!


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

BATMAN ADVENTURES #1 - Newsstand Edition
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett, Terry Beatty and Templeton, cover by Bruce Timm.


Advance-solicited; in stores May 7. A great new all-ages comic makes its debut! The busiest day of Batman's life begins here, as someone breaks into Arkham Asylum, intent on hunting down everyone from the Joker to Poison Ivy. Batman must protect and recapture his biggest foes all at the same time - even though he's just been outlawed by Gotham's surprising new mayor! Plus, in the 5-page backup story, find out who Batman's hero is! The Newsstand Edition of this issue is offered here as a courtesy to retailers. For information on the Free Comic Book Day edition of this issue, see the solicitation elsewhere in this issue of Previews. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN ADVENTURES #2
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett, Terry Beatty and Templeton, cover by Bruce Timm.


Advance-solicited; in stores May 21. Hunted mercilessly by shadow assassins, The Riddler turns to Batman for help - but even a Riddler on good behavior can't resist playing games with the Dark Knight. Plus, in a 5-page back-up story, follow a day in the life of Gotham's new mayor: The Penguin! What's this fowl fiend up to behind closed doors? Featuring the second of four covers by Warner Bros. animation producer Bruce Timm!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN ADVENTURES: DANGEROUS DAMES AND DEMONS TP
Written by Paul Dini; art by Bruce Timm, Rick Burchett, John Byrne, Dan DeCarlo, Klaus Janson, Glen Murakami, Mike Parobeck, and Matt Wagner; painted cover by Timm


Advance-solicited; in stores April 30. Some of the greatest animated-style adventures of Batman ever told, collected under one cover! Featuring the Eisner Award-winning BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE by Dini & Timm, THE BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUALS #1 and #2, and tales from THE BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 and ADVENTURES IN THE DC UNIVERSE #3, this is a must-have volume for any Batman fan. Plus, a commentary on the stories by Timm, who also provides a painted cover! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. $14.95

BATMAN/DEATHBLOW: AFTER THE FIRE TP
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Lee Bermejo, Tim Bradstreet and Mick Gray; cover by Bermejo and Bradstreet


In stores March 12. A trade paperback collecting the thrilling miniseries! A mystery that spans a decade forces the Dark Knight to finish a job started by someone else…the deceased Michael Cray, a.ka. Deathblow! What happens when the two opposing heroes cross paths…even if one is dead? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #60
Written by Scott Peterson; art by Tim Levins and Terry Beatty; cover by Bob Smith and Beatty


In stores March 26. Thrilling final issue! This animated Batman series wraps up an amazing 5-year run with a spectacular standoff between Batman and the Joker over some very, very important hostages. Stay tuned for an all-new BATMAN ADVENTURES in May (advance-solicited elsewhere in this issue of Previews)!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES TP - relist
Written by Ty Templeton; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Templeton


In stores March 26. Relisted to coincide with BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #60, this trade paperback reprints BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #1-6 and includes appearances by Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, the Joker, Riddler, Catwoman, Two-Face, and more.


FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Brian Bolland


In stores March 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SILVER AGE BATGIRL MINI-BUST, this critically acclaimed one-shot features the amazing talents of writer Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, PROMETHEA, From Hell) and artist Brian Bolland (CAMELOT 3000, Judge Dredd). The Joker goes to some sick and twisted lengths to prove a point to Batman, but will the Dark Knight "get it?"


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

BATMAN: SWORD OF AZRAEL TP - relist
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art and cover by Joe Quesada and Kevin Nowlan


In stores March 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the 100th issue of AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT, this trade paperback contains the popular 4-issue miniseries where Azrael made his stunning debut - written by AZRAEL's Dennis O'Neil and illustrated by fan-favorite artist Joe Quesada (Daredevil) and the talented Kevin Nowlan (TOMORROW STORIES).


FC, 112 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

BIRDS OF PREY #53
Written by Gilbert Hernandez; art by Casey Jones; cover by Phil Noto


In stores March 19. Romance is in the air for Canary, but is she ready for love? Plus, Babs and Dinah go on a much-needed vacation!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BIRDS OF PREY: CATWOMAN/ORACLE
Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover by Dave Ross and Jimmy Palmiotti


In stores March 5. The climactic follow-up to BIRDS OF PREY: CATWOMAN/BATGIRL! Nearly a decade after making an unlikely alliance, Catwoman and Batgirl are in very different places from where they started. Set in the present day, Catwoman is now a vigilante crusader for Gotham's neglected East End, while Batgirl has been paralyzed from the waist down by the Joker and fights crime as the all-seeing Oracle! When an old evil they thought vanquished returns to Gotham, they must set aside their differences once more. But this time their old foe is after them…and he's not the only one who's returned to the scene of the crime!


FC, 48 pg. (2 of 2) Prestige Format $5.95

CATWOMAN #17
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Javier Pulido


In stores March 26. Part 1 of "No Easy Way Down." Javier Pulido (ROBIN: YEAR ONE, HUMAN TARGET: FINAL CUT) comes on board to provide the art for a unique 3-part story made up of smaller, interwoven stories. In the aftermath of her final battle with the Black Mask, the lives of Catwoman and those closest to her lie in ruins. Selina has fallen victim to her own sense of defeat; Slam Bradley is beaten, battered and out of commission; Holly is on the verge of falling back into drugs; and, as for Selina's sister, Maggie…well, let's just say Maggie isn't doing too well.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #5
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Michael Lark


In stores March 12. The dramatic finale of not one but two cases! Detectives Marcus Driver and Romy Chandler have a suspect. But is he the man who murdered little Bonnie Lewis? Meanwhile, the detectives' case against Firebug and his string of arsons in Gotham City hits a surprising bump. The clock is ticking on both cases and this issue's got a twist of an ending. And wait'll you see Driver's confrontation with Batman!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HARLEY QUINN #30
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art and cover by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey


In stores March 12. The first story arc of the new creative team comes to a violent close! Harley learns at long last who framed her for killing a police officer! She also learns who's really behind the attempt on her life! And, most important, she learns which of her very disturbed mental patients is trying to do her in.…and wait 'til you see why! Plus, romance makes its way into Harley's life!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #79
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores March 12. Nightwing scrambles to find the source of a madness that's gripping the Bldhaven Police Department. Bldhaven's Finest aren't just lapsing into a murderous mania - they're also exhibiting superhuman strength and speed. Can Nightwing stop the madness before it rips his city apart?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #112
Written by Jon Lewis; art and cover by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy


In stores March 19. Dangerous new developments abound! Robin leaves town to follow up on a new lead in an old case, and his journey takes him to the heart of Pennsylvania for a very odd public event. Meanwhile, Spoiler - determined to learn the truth about the death of her father, the Cluemaster - breaks her promise to Robin. But her quest for closure will lead her to manipulate and lie as she starts walking down a very dark path. And, as if that weren't enough, a bizarre otherworldly stranger pays a visit to Robin's guilt-ridden father Jack!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #801
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Tom Raney and Wong; cover by David Bullock


In stores March 5. Look up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, no…it's NOT Superman! It's a new terror that turns regular people into new metahumans, and it may be the beginning of something even more sinister. Featuring a guest appearance by Girl 13.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #614
Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Kevin Nowlan


In stores March 12. A secret government project gone awry, Heroville is an idyllic town where everyone's got a super-power and all is right with the world…until the Hollow Men arrive. Who are these mysterious men? And what do they want with the Man of Steel?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN #191
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens


In stores March 26. Guest-starring the Flash! While Superman puts his speed powers to the test against the Fastest Man Alive, a mysterious warp opens in the middle of Metropolis. But just how dangerous is the creature emerging from that warp?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SMALLVILLE #1
Written by Mark Verheiden and Clint Carpenter; art by Kilian Plunkett and Mark Morales; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores March 19. Premiere issue of a bimonthly series inspired by the hit TV series on THE WB! The boys head out for a camping trip on which Pete pushes Clark to show him the limits of his abilities. But they're unaware of a mysterious watcher in the woods who follows them home. Rounding out this issue is an in-depth interview with series star Tom Welling, a visit to the Smallville set, and the first part of an episode guide to the first season! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. $3.50

SUPERGIRL #80
Written by Peter David; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; cover by John Romita and Jose Marzan


In stores March 19. The final showdown between Supergirl, Kara and Xenon! Will Supergirl manage to prevent Xenon from breaking free? Will Kara catapult herself through time so that her rocketship avoids falling through the time rip in the first place - thus sentencing her to future death? Lives end and begin in this final chapter of Supergirl.


FC, 32 pg. Final issue $2.50

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS #2
Written by Chuck Austen; art and cover by Danijel Zezelj


In stores March 19. The 12-issue maxiseries heats up! The mystery of the Tech deepens as it takes hold of Metropolis' elderly, granting them a new lease on life. How does this figure into the return of the dead? Ace photo-journalist Jimmy Olsen aims to find out!


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

SUPERMAN: TALES OF THE BIZARRO WORLD TP - relist
Written by Jerry Siegel; art by John Forte, Wayne Boring and Curt Swan; cover by Jaime Hernandez


In stores March 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the BIZARRO COMICS SC, this unique trade paperback reprints all 15 installments of the classic and wacky Bizarro backup tales from ADVENTURE COMICS #285-299.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

SUPERMAN & BATMAN: GENERATIONS III #3
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


ELSEWORLDS. In stores March 12. John Byrne's greatest GENERATION-al saga yet continues into the 22nd century! The World's Finest legacy takes unexpected turns as a new Superman, the original Batman and the Super Twins explore a shattered civilization and meet the mysterious Kamandi! How will an Earth rebuilding itself after a great disaster survive when a time-spanning threat makes its presence known?


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 12) $2.95

DC UNIVERSE

AQUAMAN #4
Written by Rick Veitch, art by Yvel Guichet, Josh Hood, Mark Propst, and Sean Parsons; cover by Guichet and Propst


In stores March 12. Aquaman and Tempest reunite for the first time since the former Sea King's trial. Tempest wants to show his magic power to his adoptive father and hatches a plan to sneak Aquaman into post-Obsidian Age Atlantis…by turning them both into fish! But when his spell goes awry, it might condemn the duo to life in their new bodies…permanently!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

AQUAMAN SECRET FILES 2003
Written by Rick Veitch, Steve Conley, and various; art by Norm Breyfogle, Darryl Banks, Rob Haynes, Carlos Pacheco, Yvel Guichet, Mike Kaluta, P. Craig Russell, Sal Velluto, John Totleben, Tom Nguyen, Dennis Janke, and various; cover by Alex Maleev


In stores March 26. An all-new special showcasing the exiled King of the Seas! Springing from the events in the thrilling new AQUAMAN ongoing series, discover how Vulko navigates the stormy waters of politics in the new Atlantis (written by Rick Veitch with art by Norm Breyfogle & Dennis Janke). Plus, the sea changes in Atlantean society since the Obsidian Age have unexpected consequences (written by Steve Conley, with art by Darryl Banks); and Profile Pages detail the history of Aquaman, his new powers, his friends and his foes with art by Carlos Pacheco, Yvel Guichet, P. Craig Russell, Sal Velluto, John Totleben, Tom Nguyen, Rob Haynes, Mike Kaluta and more!


FC, 48 pg $4.95

AQUAMAN: TIME & TIDE TP - relist
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Kirk Jaarvinen and Brad Vancata


In stores March 26. Reoffered to coincide with the release of AQUAMAN SECRET FILES 2003, this trade paperback collects the popular 4-issue miniseries by Peter David, Kirk Jaarvinen and Brad Vancata.


FC, 96 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

BIG DADDY DANGER #8
Written by Adam Pollina; art by Pollina and Tyson McAdoo; cover by McAdoo


In stores March 5. In a hellish realm of fire and demons, Big Daddy faces his brother in pitched combat! The stakes: Daddy's soul! And as one battle ends, the greatest tag-team match in history begins. But what foe is big enough to unite the entire Danger family?


FC, 32 pg. (8 of 9) $2.95

BIZARRO COMICS SC
Written by Chris Duffy, Kyle Baker, Ariel Bordeaux, Ivan Brunetti, Eddie Campbell, Mark Crilley, Jef Czekaj, Evan Dorkin, Bob Fingerman, Ellen Forney, Sam Henderson, Dylan Horrocks, Chip Kidd, James Kochalka, Andy Merrill, Paul Pope, Andi Watson, and various; art by Stephen DeStefano, Jessica Abel, Baker, Greg Benton, Bordeaux, Dave Cooper, Crilley, Dorkin, Hunt Emerson, Fingerman, Forney, Dean Haspiel, Horrocks, John Kerschbaum, Jason Little, Tony Millionaire, Pat McKeown, Brian Ralph, Jay Stephens, Craig Thompson, Watson, Bill Wray, and various; cover by Matt Groening


In stores March 5. The softcover version of the critically acclaimed and award-winning anthology! A host of comics' most innovative writers and artists contribute their unique takes on the characters populating the DC Universe. This softcover features a "bookend" story by Chris Duffy and Stephen DeStefano, and also includes the Eisner Award-winning short story "Letitia Lerner - Superman's Babysitter" by Kyle Baker and Liz Glass. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 240 pg. Softcover $19.95

DOOM PATROL #18
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores March 5. It's the Doom Patrol in the weirdest roles of their lives: characters in a mythic tale of ancient China! And when the group finds out who's telling the story, they may never recover!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #196
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Phil Winslade; cover by Scott Kolins


In stores March 19. Featuring guest artist Phil Winslade! Peek-a-Boo, the disappearing villainess, returns to oversee the operation her father desperately needs. But she's a wanted fugitive now. Like it or not, The Flash must bring her to justice! Plus, a horrible development in the relationship between Linda and Wally, and Hunter Zolomon ignores Wally's warnings about the Cosmic Treadmill and time travel!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

FOREVER MAELSTROM #5
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by John Lucas and Eduardo Barreto; cover by Lucas and John Cassaday


In stores March 19. Long live the Kings? In an alternate 21st century dominated by robot versions of a rock-and-roll legend, Forever and friends need a little less conversation so they can kick some butt and restore the fractured timeline before it gets all shook up…permanently! It's now or never for our hero!


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 6) $2.95

THE GOLDEN AGE SPECTRE ARCHIVES VOLUME ONE
Written by Jerry Siegel; art and cover by Bernard Baily


In stores March 12. Thrill to the early adventures of one of DC's most powerful supernatural characters! This volume reprints the Spectre stories from MORE FUN COMICS #52-70 (1940-1941) and features an introduction by noted comics historian Jerry Bails. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

GREEN ARROW #22
Written by Scott Beatty; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores March 19. A stand-alone story written by Scott Beatty (BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS)! Count Vertigo has a bone to pick with his ol' arch(er) rival, Green Arrow! It's a showdown in the tropics, as the two battle it out on primordial turf. What does a cigar-smoking skeleton have to do with it all?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #160
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos; cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores March 5. One of the child Guardians has gone missing! Kyle is torn between solving the mystery and saving a world attacked by an Amazon bombshell. And speaking of bombshells, Jade drops one of the biggest bombs around…


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN LANTERN #161
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos; cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores March 26. It's the end of an era, as Judd Winick's regular run on Green Lantern comes to a close! But don't expect nostalgia! It's all-out action as Kyle must save a world from a rampaging Amazon! Some characters leave! New characters arrive! This one's just whetting the tastebuds for the upcoming Green Arrow/Green Lantern crossover!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD DAWN II TP
Written by Keith Giffen and Gerard Jones; art by M.D. Bright and Romeo Tanghal; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer


In stores March 12. Collecting the miniseries for the first time ever with an all-new cover! Watch as Hal Jordan takes on Sinestro as a mentor and learns what it truly means to be a Green Lantern! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

HAWKMAN #13
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Ethan Van Sciver and Mick Gray, painted cover by Andrew Robinson


In stores March 5. It's Hawk vs. Hawk, with New X-Men artist Ethan Van Sciver jumping on board to pencil this special 2-part story! Hawkgirl encounters the person who killed her parents, and she's out for blood! Only one person can stop her: Hawkman!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #2
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores March 12. Dial up this exciting second issue of this new ongoing series! His excitement over his new powers waning, Jerry embarks on a mission to give his life meaning: becoming a crimefighter! But the life of a super-hero isn't all it's cracked up to be… and it may have deadly consequences!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP - relist
Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Prez and Karl Kesel; painted cover by Alex Ross


In stores March 5. This unusual project, which spun out of the universe-changing events of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, is reoffered to coincide with the release of THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT TP - NEW EDITION. Narrated by Harbinger (a central figure from CRISIS), HISTORY brings readers back through time and space to the dawn of creation, and continues on to the end of recorded history - as Harbinger reveals "the History of Heroism."


FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

JLA #79
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


In stores March 26. The JLA learns that being aggressive in intergalactic politics can have deadly consequences, as the team must decide whether to help its old enemy Kanjar Ro destroy the Peacemakers, or stand aside and let the brutal imperialists take over Ro's planet. Plus, more on the mystery of the League's newest member, Faith.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: SCARY MONSTERS #1 (of 6)
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Josh Hood and Sean Parsons; cover by Art Adams


In stores March 19. Don't miss the start of an all-new JLA miniseries! The JLA square off against the ancient spirits haunting a resort community constructed on an Indian burial ground! Can the JLA avoid being transformed into monsters themselves? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA #46
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Sal Velluto and Bob Almond; cover by Michael Bair


In stores March 12. Part 1 of the 5-part "Princes of Darkness" storyline leading up to the extra-sized issue #50! The Mordru/Obsidian arc begins as the villains launch an assault against Doctor Fate and the JSA! This is the start of the biggest JSA story in years! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA: JUSTICE BE DONE TP - relist
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Stephen Sadowski, Scott Benefiel, Derec Aucoin, Michael Bair, and Mark Propst; cover by Sadowski and Mark Farmer


In stores March 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JSA #46, this trade paperback collects the first five issues of the hit JSA series plus the lead story from JSA SECRET FILES #1. A new era dawns for the original super-team as they battle Mordru and bear witness to the rebirth of a JSA member.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

JSA: THE UNHOLY THREE #2
Written by Dan Jolley and Tony Harris; art by Harris and Ray Snyder; painted cover by Tony Harris


ELSEWORLDS In stores March 19. The thrilling conclusion to the 2-part Elseworlds miniseries! The entire JSA answers the Bat's call to action as the rogue agent reveals his true agenda and heads for the Russian City of Chernobyl, site of the Trigger. Action on an epic scale meets agonizing confrontations with demons from the past, as the Bat and the rest of the JSA are forced to make life-altering sacrifices.


FC, 64 pg. (2 of 2) Prestige Format $6.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #17
Written by Kevin Hopps; art by Min S. Ku and Christian Alamy; cover by Mike Manley


In stores March 5. The renegade Amazon from the Justice League animated series episode "Fury" is back! She's taken control of the male Justice Leaguers and turned the World's Greatest Super-Heroes into the World's Greatest Weapons! Can the combined strength of Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl be enough to stop her? Or will they need a little help from the fastest girl alive? Written by the Justice League TV series' Kevin Hopps!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES TP
Written by Dan Slott, Ty Templeton, Fabian Nicieza, Josh Siegal, and Christopher Sequeira; art by Min S. Ku, John Delaney, Chris Jones, and various; cover by Bruce Timm & Alex Ross


In stores March 26. Thrill to the adventures of seven of the world's most iconic heroes as they stave off alien invasions, prevent natural disasters, and battle deadly super-villains! This trade paperback collects JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #1, 3, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. $9.95

THE LEGION #18
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Alejandro Barrionuevo and Andy Lanning; cover by Kev Walker


In stores March 26. "Revival of the Fittest," Part 2 of 2. Sensor's life is in the hands of a villain, as the Legion turns to Ra's al Ghul to save her. But her hours may be numbered as Ra's has escaped into the labyrinthine vastness of Legion World! It all sets the stage for "Dream Crime" - the explosive 5-part story beginning next month!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT TP - NEW EDITION
Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Prez, Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo, and Romeo Tanghal; cover by Prez


In stores March 5. Reprinting some of DC's best-selling comics of the '80s - THE NEW TEEN TITANS (Volume One) #39 and 40, TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #41-44 and ANNUAL #3 - this classic trade paperback features the retirement of Robin and Kid Flash, the birth of Nightwing, and the introduction of Jericho! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. $19.95

THE POWER COMPANY #14
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Tom Grummett and Prentis Rollins


In stores March 19. The Power Company throws down with Dr. Polaris and the Cadre! Can our heroes hope to prevail against a villain who has the power to casually remake the world and even hold off the JLA without breaking a sweat? Get ready for a big-time battle that'll have major repercussions for the team members - and for the Company as a whole!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE SPECTRE #27
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Norm Breyfogle and Dennis Janke; cover by P. Craig Russell


In stores March 5. All things must come to an end…but the final issue of THE SPECTRE features a new beginning of sorts as Hal Jordan makes a heartbreaking decision regarding the fate of his niece.


FC, 32 pg. Final issue $2.75

WONDER WOMAN #190
Written by Walter Simonson; art by Jerry Ordway and P. Craig Russell; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores March 26. "The Game of the Gods" continues as an amnesiac Wonder Woman struggles to regain her memory! Returned to the streets of New York and hunted by unexpected adversaries, only Diana's innate skills enable her to survive. Will a devoted fan provide the answers she needs? And why does Wonder Woman adopt yet another new look?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE FOUND TP
Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Phil Jimenez, Travis Moore, Brandon Badeaux, Andy Lanning and various; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores March 19. A 192-page trade paperback collecting WONDER WOMAN #171-177, as well as select Profile Pages from WONDER WOMAN SECRET FILES #3, this trade paperback reveals a dear friend of Diana's transformed into a deadly enemy; a new, more menacing Cheetah; an intergalactic war - with terrible consequences for our heroine; and the return of an arch-nemesis that spells doom for the male super-heroes of the world! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE LOST TP - relist
Written by Phil Jimenez, J.M. DeMatteis, George Prez, Joe Kelly, and Devin Grayson; art by Jimenez, Andy Lanning, Prez, and Cam Smith; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores March 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE FOUND TP. Reprinting WONDER WOMAN #164-170 and the "Who is Troia?" story from WONDER WOMAN Secret Files #2, this trade paperback features the 4-part "Gods Of Gotham" storyline guest-starring Batman, Nightwing, Robin, Huntress, and others. Plus, an Amazon civil war nearly destroys Paradise Island, and Lois Lane gets the scoop on Diana during a "day in the life" of Wonder Woman.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

YOUNG JUSTICE #55
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Todd Nauck and Larry Stucker


In stores March 5. Final issue! The final fate of the mysterious Secret is revealed. Slobo's future comes into focus. What will be left of Young Justice?


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

CARTOON CARTOONS #16
Written by Sholly Fisch and Scott Cunningham; art by Stephen DeStefano, Mike Kazaleh and Tim Harkins; cover by Mike Wetterhahn


In stores March 26. All-new mayhem from Cartoon Network's most popular furry (and feathered) characters! Courage the Cowardly Dog battles ghost pirates! I.M. Weasel hunts for Aztec treasure! And big sister Cow is forced to save little brother Chicken from himself when he becomes a super-hero!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #100
Written by Dan Slott and Jennifer Moore; art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Neal Sternecky, John Costanza, Kyle Baker, Marie Severin, Stephanie Gladden, J. Bone, Darwyn Cooke, Bill Wray, Mike Kazaleh, Ty Templeton, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Lynne Naylor, Rick Parker, Leo Batic, Ruben Torreiro, Jill Thompson, and Stephen DeStefano; cover by Walter Carzon and Horacio Ottolini


In stores March 5. The greatest cartoon characters of all time meet some of comics' best cartoonists in this collectors'-item 100th issue! Clyde Bunny gets an "F" on his spelling test, so Uncle Bugs decides to read the tyke his ABCs - and, starting with "A is for ACME," takes us on a wild ride through the Merrie Melodies alphabet! Kyle Baker, Darwyn Cooke, Bill Wray, Jill Thompson, and Amanda Conner - just to name a few - channel the anarchic spirits of Chuck Jones, Tex Avery and all the other great Warner Bros. animators! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #36
Written by Robbie Busch and Chuck Kim; art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy


In stores March 19. Spring has sprung - so the evil HIM turns Townsville into a battleground of gigantic blossoms! Plus, Sedusa ruins an innocent game of dress-up with hypnotic make-up, and it's up to lipstick-loathing Buttercup to save the day!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #70
Written by Dan Abnett and John Rozum; art by Anthony Williams, John Delaney, Dan Davis and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Joe Staton and Dave Hunt


In stores March 12. The Mystery Inc. gang…turned to stone? Find out how and why in "Petrified!" Plus, a museum gets a rare Chinese statue it didn't ask for, and a threatening ghost wants it back in a story guest-starring players from the popular "Dragon's Eye" storyline!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

21 DOWN #7
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Jess Saz and Palmiotti; painted cover by Joe Jusko


In stores March 5. A new story arc and jumping-on point for new readers begins here! Join the adventures of Preston Kills, tattoo artist and reluctant super-hero, as he teams with rogue FBI agent Mickey Rinaldi in a desperate search to uncover the secret of Herod, a mysterious entity that grants super-powers to children…only to kill them on their 21st birthday.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #9
Written by Joe Casey; art and painted cover by Ashley Wood


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores March 19. How far can a free-thinking, freewheeling android super-hero travel before he sees his own reflection staring back at him? Funhouse mirrors abound in the ultimate search for the strangest secret of them all. Featuring most unlikely guest-stars, as well as special dispensations for every reader who's late to the party.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

DANGER GIRL: HAWAIIAN PUNCH
Written by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell; painted art and cover by Phil Noto; variant cover by Campbell


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores March 26. Phil Noto carries on the Danger Girl action in this one-shot! Campbell, Hartnell and Noto take Abbey Chase, Sydney Savage, Valerie, and Deuce to new heights of thrills and intrigue, as the Danger Girls go...on vacation? Well, it starts out like that, anyway. Lots of all the things that DANGER GIRL fans love: sexy girls and serious action! For more information, see the feature article. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Phil Noto (50%) and Cambell (50%).


FC, 48 pg. (1 of 1) Prestige Format $4.95

DEATHBLOW/WOLVERINE TP - relist
Written by Aron Wiesenfeld; art and cover by Wiesenfeld and Richard Bennett


In stores March 12. Timed to coincide with the release of BATMAN/DEATHBLOW: AFTER THE FIRE TP, rediscover the incredible Eisner Award-nominated crossover between two of the toughest contenders in comics!


FC, 64 pg. Trade paperback $8.95

GEN13 #7
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Al Garza and Carlos D'Anda; cover by Garza and Sandra Hope


In stores March 12. The members of the new GEN13 struggle to face the way their lives have changed and find answers about their powers. At the same time, they're confronted by a deadly new menace: the mysterious entities called the Chrome. And the man of her dreams enters Caitlin's life. Is it to save her…or kill her?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #6
Written by Warren Ellis; art by David Lloyd; cover by Brian Wood


In stores March 26. Somewhere along the Thames is a bomb primed with enough concentrated Ebola Zaire to kill all of London - and it's set to blow in 20 minutes! Sita Patel is a Le Parkour runner and she's the city's last hope. In the next 20 minutes she'll run, jump, dive and do anything else necessary to reach her destination, turning London into an urban obstacle course. But what will she do if she makes it in time?


FC, 32 pg. (6 of 12) $2.95

HIGH ROADS TP
Written by Scott Lobdell; art and cover by Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores March 5. An all-out, pedal-to-the-metal action tale in the Cliffhanger tradition! Collecting the 6-issue HIGH ROADS miniseries, this volume tells the story of a mismatched group of ne'er-do-wells and misfits who find themselves involved in a treasure hunt of most improbable proportions. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

THE RESISTANCE #7
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Juan Santacruz and Francis Portela; cover by Christopher Shy


In stores March 26. If you haven't read THE RESISTANCE, now's your chance to check out this sci-fi thrill ride! This issue is the first of an action-packed, 2-part kung-fu fest featuring the sexy and enigmatic Version Mary. The past comes back to haunt her. Assassins arrive in Manhattan looking to finish the job they started three years earlier in the snowy wastelands of Mongolia. And secrets are revealed as Mary must keep her friends safe against a cult that will stop at nothing to destroy her.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

ROBOTECH #4
Written by Tommy Yune and Jay Faerber; art and cover by Long Vo and Charles Park; variant cover by Ben Olliver


In stores March 5. The testing at Macross Island heats up as Roy slowly puts together the clues about what he's really testing. His attempts at wooing Claudia Grant, however, aren't going as smoothly as the test program. She still loves Roy but is getting fed-up with what she perceives as his worldly ways with the fairer sex! Meanwhile, Anti-Unification attacks heat up and the question is: How are they locating the top-secret island chain? Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers Long Vo & Charles Park (50%) and Ben Olliver (50%).


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 6) $2.95

SLEEPER #3
Written by Ed Brubaker and Robbie Morrison, art by Sean Phillips and Dwayne Turner; painted cover by Phillips.


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores March 19. While on an excursion to clean up some loose ends, Miss Misery reveals her depraved origin tale. Afterwards, Holden and Misery travel to the Imperial Grove, the yearly hideaway spot of the American Monarchy, where the real movers, shakers and pop hit-makers set the rules of engagement for the coming year. Now all Holden has to figure out is how he, and, more important, Tao fit in here. Plus, part 2 of the 3-part back-up story THE AUTHORITY: "High Stakes." For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #9
Written by Micah Ian Wright and Robbie Morrison; art by Whilce Portacio, Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla; cover by Portacio


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores March 12. Ben Santini and his StormWatch team confront a disturbed super-human who prefers to live in the world of fiction and drags everyone around him kicking and screaming into his demented story! Will the team's training and preparation be enough to save Team Achilles? Plus, part 1 of the 3-part back-up story THE AUTHORITY: "High Stakes." For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

THUNDERCATS: THE RETURN #2
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art and cover by Ed Benes and Joe Pimentel; variant cover by Dave Johnson


In stores March 19. A look into the dark future of the Thundercats continues! Lion-O looks for allies in the torturous Thundrillium mines to help him overturn Mumm-Ra's sinister rule. But the friend they seek may not be willing - or able - to offer assistance. Only one thing's for certain in this strange new world: This is one battle Lion-O won't be able to win alone! Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Ed Benes & Joe Pimentel (50%) and Dave Johnson (50%).


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 5) $2.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #8
Written by Joe Casey and Robbie Morrison; art by Dustin Nguyen, Dwayne Turner and Richard Friend; cover by Nguyen and Rian Hughes


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores March 26. A mysterious deal is cut between Spartan and C.C. Rendozzo. But how does it involve Grifter and Agent Orange? Meanwhile, Dolby is pushed to the limits of his own sanity as Wax spirals deeper into his salacious plans of revenge against his greatest nemesis - his superior at the National Park Service! Plus, the conclusion of the 3-part back-up story THE AUTHORITY: "High Stakes," which leads into THE AUTHORITY #1, on sale in May. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, VOL. I OVERSIZED HC
Written by Alan Moore, art and cover by Kevin O'Neill


Advance-solicited; in stores June 4. A brand-new look at an old and treasured friend in a fabulous format! Two gorgeous, oversized, hardcover books in a handsome slipcase featuring the first miniseries as well as Alan Moore's original scripts…in their entirety! In addition, the scripts will be accompanied by previously unpublished spot illustrations by Kevin O'Neill! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 416 pg. Oversized Hardcover (8 1/4" x 12 1/4") $75.00

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #7
Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore; art by Shawn McManus, Arthur Adams, and Alan Weiss; cover by Adams and Weiss


In stores March 26. "Why live when the world's ending anyway? Welcome to…the bliss of extinction!" Jonni Future doesn't quite buy the Emperor of the End's spiel, but how can he save Jermaal from a fate worse than, well, death? Plus, young Tom gets a glimpse of the Dark Gods of the Ozu - and they're not what you'd expect! Will he be able to rescue his adopted Chieftain's young daughter? Also, we see a new vision of Tom Strong, as we visit a world of childlike imagination!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOP TEN BOOK TWO TP
Written by Alan Moore; art by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon; cover by Ha


In stores March 19. Reprinting TOP TEN #8-12, this trade paperback collects Alan Moore's serial story of the lives and loves of the super-science cops of Precinct 10. A rich tapestry of characters unfolds and grows before our eyes, as some live, some die, and some even find romance! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

TOP TEN BOOK ONE TP - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon; cover by Ha


In stores March 19. Reoffered to coincide with TOP TEN BOOK TWO TP, the adventures of Precinct Ten - in the super-powered city of Neopolis - are featured in this softcover version of the sold-out hardcover. Reprinting the first seven issues of the Eisner Award-winning title for "Best New Series," plus a cover gallery and sketchbook section featuring art by series artist Gene Ha.


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

HOMAGE COMICS

RELOAD #1
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti


In stores March 12. From the mind of Warren Ellis comes a 3-issue miniseries of intrigue, action and assassination! Head Secret Service Agent Chris Royal figured the toughest part of his day was going to be resisting the urge to smoke a cigarette…until the President of the United States is assassinated on his watch! With time racing against him, he desperately attempts to seal the city, contain the assassin and figure out what the hell is going on. But the body count is rising, and he's not so sure he's the only person after this mysterious killer! For more information, see the feature article.


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

ZERO GIRL: FULL CIRCLE #5
Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth; painted cover by Kieth


In stores March 5. The second Zero Girl miniseries concludes with utter heartbreak...and dizzying joy! The resolution of Amy Smootster's and Tim Foster's relationship is at hand. And what of Tim's daughter Nikki? Can she bear the cruel truths that life offers? And what of Mom? Find out in the finale of Sam Kieth's critically acclaimed series!


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

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #43
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores March 5. "Chill in the Oven" Part 1. Loop Hughes (last seen in the Eisner Award-winning story arc "Hang Up on the Hang Low") has been doing time in prison for murder. Sure, it was self-defense, but when all you can afford is a court-appointed mouthpiece, that argument tends to fall on deaf ears right before the judge kicks you up the river. Forced to learn the ins and outs of prison politics - where a sideways glance can get you a shiv in the back - it's all Loop can do to keep his bones from being broken - never mind his spirit.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

100 BULLETS: THE COUNTERFIFTH DETECTIVE TP
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores March 5. Reprinting issues #31-36 of the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning series 100 BULLETS! THE COUNTERFIFTH DETECTIVE brings to light another chapter in the story of Agent Graves and the remnants of his old outfit, the Minutemen. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

100 BULLETS: FIRST SHOT, LAST CALL TP - relist
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores March 5. Reoffered to coincide with 100 BULLETS: THE COUNTERFIFTH DETECTIVE. This affordable trade paperback reprints issues #1-5 of the multiple award-winning crime series, along with "Silencer Night," the 100 BULLETS short story from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE III.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

AMERICAN CENTURY #24
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by John Severin; painted cover by Chaykin


In stores March 19. This Western one-shot introduces Harry Kraft's great-grandfather - an Eastern European immigrant who takes on an evil Kansas land baron to help save a little house on the prairie. Special guest-artist John Severin (DESPERADOES: QUIET OF THE GRAVE, Frontline Combat) handles the art chores, with a painted cover by Howard Chaykin.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

BLOOD AND WATER #1
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tomm Coker; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores March 12. Judd Winick puts a decidedly VERTIGO twist on the vampire lifestyle in this new 5-issue miniseries. Adam Heller is dying, but before he can take the big dirt nap, his best friends offer him a chance at immortality. Before he knows it, Adam is a vampire, and they're everything you'd ever want. Hot, scary, and dressed to kill. But when a darker side of their vampire legacy comes looking for Adam, the eternal party crashes to a bloody halt. For more information, see the feature article.


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

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #22
Written by Robert Rodi; art by John Lucas and Andrew Pepoy; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores March 5. "Secrets and Thighs" Part 2 of 3. Go-Go and his mother return from Switzerland just in time for a deadly showdown with Malevola Devlin! Plus, Angela confronts Anita Manaday, with eye-scratching consequences! And the plot against G.O.O.D. gains new ground as John Thomas gets down and dirty!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

b>FABLES #11
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Bryan Talbot; painted cover by Aron Wiesenfeld


In stores March 12. This stand-alone story with art by Bryan Talbot (THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: DEAD BOY DETECTIVES, The Tale of One Bad Rat) details Civil War misadventures for Jack of the Tales. After going AWOL, Jack finds himself deep in the bayou, where he encounters the devil, who's hankering for a little game of poker. Though it's dangerous to lose at cards with Old Nick, Jack learns that it's even more dangerous to win. Hot Southern belles and the farm animals that wouldn't die guest-star in this hilarious stand-alone story.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HELLBLAZER #182
Written by Mike Carey; art by Lee Bermejo; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores March 26. "Black Flowers" Part 1 of 2. A supernatural visitor warns John that the border between the worlds of the living and the dead is crumbling. Something has to be done - and quickly - but John doesn't see why it's his problem…until he learns that a friend is in the line of fire. Featuring the return of Andie Spatchcock.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: LADY CONSTANTINE #4
Written by Andy Diggle; art by Goran Sudzuka; cover by Phil Noto


In stores March 12. The 4-issue miniseries chronicling the exploits of Johanna Constantine ends here. The infernal Box has been opened, and now there's hell to pay. Trapped and face-to-face with a swarm of enraged demons on one side and the insane sorceress Lady Blackwood on the other, Johanna has no choice but to make the most desperate gamble of her life - with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.


MATURE READERS


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

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #21
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Chris Bachalo


In stores March 12. Ever wish you could step inside a picture? Well, here's your chance. An ambitious young artist has been exploring the relationship between art and magic - and at last his dream has become a reality. Now the art galleries of London have become gateways to a thousand alternative worlds and the whole fabric of reality is collapsing. And when art and life collide, you just know there's gonna be trouble…


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

LUCIFER #36
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores March 19. "Naglfar" Part 1 of 5. An epic new storyline begins with the launching of the ship Naglfar - a vessel made from dead men's fingernails. Its mission: to sail beyond Heaven into the Mansions of Silence in search of Elaine Belloc's lost soul. Its unlucky crew: hand-picked by Lucifer Morningstar and unlikely to return.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: BAST #3
Written by Caitln R. Kiernan; art by Joe Bennett; cover by Dave McKean


In stores March 5. Lucy has become something other than herself - something dark, dangerous and feral. As she leads a plethora of cats into battle, her best friend Josh is forced to confront his worst fears, not to mention the nasty creature that Lucy has become. But the question remains: Will the Egyptian cat goddess Lady Bast regain her legacy before too many lives are taken?


MATURE READERS


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

Y: THE LAST MAN #9
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores March 19. "Cycles" Part 4 of 5. In the penultimate chapter of this heartland horror story, the last man on Earth finally uncovers his hosts' dark secret. And when Yorick has an unexpected reunion with someone from his past, blood is spilled. Will this be the fall of man?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

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


In stores March 5. In the summer of 2002, a plague of unknown origin destroyed every last sperm, fetus and fully developed mammal with a Y chromosome - with the apparent exception of one young man and his male pet. Collecting the first story arc of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's masterful new VERTIGO series, Y: THE LAST MAN - UNMANNED brings to vivid life the age-old speculation: What would really happen to the last man on Earth? Together with his monkey Ampersand, amateur escape artist and sole surviving male human Yorick Brown is about to find out - and it's going to be stranger than anyone could have guessed. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

ZATANNA: EVERYDAY MAGIC
Written by Paul Dini; art by Rick Mays; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores March 26. Everyone's favorite magician is up to her old tricks again in this Prestige Format one-shot! Although the sexy sorceress is riding high on a wave of popularity thanks to her stage act, she can't seem to sort out her personal life in order. And when old flame John Constantine comes back into her life, it can only mean trouble. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #428
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores March 5. Spring has just about sprung, so isn't it only fair that you spring for this great issue of MAD? What else are you gonna spend three-and-a-half bucks on?


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

MAD COLOR SPECIAL #7
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores March 12. All your favorite MAD goodness, all in spectacular full color! Don't watch TV - buy this book!


FC, 48 pg. Magazine Format $3.99

THE MAD BATHROOM COMPANION: TURD IN A SERIES TP
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores March 26. For this 288-page black-and-white softcover collection, "The Usual Gang of Idiots" has plumbed the depths of comedy to deliver more classic material! Featuring an introduction by comedian Gibert Gottfried, you can't afford to miss this! For more information, see the feature article.


B&W, 288 pg. Trade Paperback (5 1/2" x 7 3/4") $9.95

THE MAD BATHROOM COMPANION NUMBER TWO TP - relist
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots; cover by Mark Fredrickson


In stores March 26. Relisted to coincide with the release of the MAD BATHROOM COMPANION NUMBER THREE, this hilarious volume is packed with the best short pieces from MAD Magazine, featuring the work of Sergio Aragons, Al Jaffee, and the Usual Gang of Idiots and containing such classics as "The Lighter Side of…" and "Spy vs. Spy."


B&W, 288 pg. Trade Paperback (5 1/2" x 7 3/4") $9.95

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 March-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.

BATGIRL STATUE
Designed by Damion Scott; sculpted by William Paquet


Advance-solicited; in stores July 9, 2003. Taken under the wing of the Dark Knight, the new Batgirl has emerged as a strong and feared force against Gotham City's underworld. One of the greatest martial artists in the world, Batgirl has the power to dominate and capture the forces of evil! This fully sculpted, hand-painted, limited-edition, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 9 1/2" high x 11 1/2" wide x 8 1/2" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $175.00

GREEN LANTERN ALAN SCOTT POWER RING PROP - relist
Sculpted by William Paquet


In stores March 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the GREEN LANTERN ABIN SUR POWER BATTERY REPLICA (solicited in Previews Volume XII # 9), the original Green Lantern's ring is faithfully recreated in coated green metal with a glass cabochon stone at its center. The ring is set in a base against a fully sculpted, cold-cast porcelain bust (standing approximately 3 1/4" tall and 3 1/4" wide) of the hero himself. The "one-size" ring is removable from the base but is not intended to be worn. Retailers, please note: Quantities are limited. Allocations may be necessary.


FC, Prop $89.95

HARLEY QUINN MINI STATUE
Designed by Bruce Timm


Advance-solicited; in stores July 2, 2003. Based on the original, sold-out Harley Quinn statue! Sitting on a deck of cards and holding her trademark popgun, no one can resist the devilishly lovely Harley Quinn. This mini statue is a fully sculpted, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 2 5/8" high x 3 1/2" wide x 2 1/4" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-Statue $39.95

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


Advance-solicited; in stores July 30, 2003. Third in a series! Based on The Flash from the hit animated Justice League series on the Cartoon Network, this new wall plaque shows the Fastest Man Alive in an exciting action pose. Other heroes featured in this series during 2003 are Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Superman. Coming in 2004 are Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl. The Flash is a fully sculpted, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain wall plaque measuring approximately 4 3/4" high x 7 1/4" wide x 2" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box. Liven up your walls! Collect all seven!


FC, Wall Plaque $39.95

KINGDOM COME: GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores July 16, 2003


Alan Scott created an emerald city high above the Earth where he waits for signs of extraterrestrial threats. The Kingdom Come Green Lantern has merged his Lantern into himself and become the most powerful Green Lantern of all. This figure includes a translucent green sword measuring approximately 6 1/4" tall x 3" wide. Green Lantern stands approximately 6 1/2" tall, has multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged in a 4-color box. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: THE KINGDOM COME: GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE is boxed for individual sale to consumers, but is packed together with the KINGDOM COME: SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, and HAWKMAN ACTION FIGURES in an assortment. Consult the Previews Order Form for details.


FC, Action Figure PI

KINGDOM COME: HAWKMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores July 16, 2003. Some call him a savior, but those who deprive beasts and birds of their sanctuary call him a terror from the skies. His name is Hawkman! This action figure comes with a spear measuring 8" tall x .125" in diameter as well as a separate necklace on a string. Hawkman stands approximately 8" tall, has a 6 1/2" wingspan and multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged in a 4-color box. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: The KINGDOM COME: HAWKMAN ACTION FIGURE is boxed for individual sale to consumers, but is packed together with THE KINGDOM COME: SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURES in an assortment. Consult the Previews Order Form for details.


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KINGDOM COME: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores July 16, 2003. Mourning the death of his family, the Man of Steel hid himself from the world in the Fortress of Solitude. In his absence, the world has gone awry, and Superman is compelled to return and re-establish justice! The Kingdom Come Superman action figure wears a re-designed black and red "S" shield, stands approximately 7" tall, has multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged in a 4-color box. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: THE KINGDOM COME: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE is boxed for individual sale to consumers, but is packed together with THE KINGDOM COME: WONDER WOMAN, HAWKMAN and GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURES in an assortment. Consult the Previews Order Form for details.


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KINGDOM COME: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores July 16, 2003. The Amazonian Princess could not remain idle as the world she pledged to safeguard as an ambassador of peace spiraled into chaos. She took the initiative to reunite the retired heroes and protect the innocent once again. Wonder Woman comes with a golden lasso accessory. This action figure stands approximately 6 1/2" tall, has multiple points of articulation, includes a base, and comes packaged in a 4-color box. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: The KINGDOM COME: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE is boxed for individual sale to consumers, but is packed together with THE KINGDOM COME: SUPERMAN, HAWKMAN and GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURES in an assortment. Consult the Previews Order Form for details.


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SMALLVILLE: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores March 19. From the hit series on The WB! come the stars of Smallville - now beautifully-sculpted action figures from DC Direct, reoffered to coincide with SMALLVILLE #1! Clark Kent (played by actor Tom Welling on the show), stands approximately 6 1/4" tall, has seven points of articulation, and includes an extra pair of hands with Kryptonite-poisoned veins. Press on them and the veins disappear! Clark comes with a removable backpack, a 1 1/4" block of Kryptonite and a collectible trading card from Inkworks featuring a photo of the character. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: The SMALLVILLE: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE is blister-carded for individual sale to consumers, but is packed together with the SMALLVILLE: LANA LANG ACTION FIGURE and the SMALLVILLE: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE in an assortment. Consult the Previews Order Form for details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market. Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.



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SMALLVILLE: LANA LANG ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores March 19. Clark's secret love, Lana Lang (played by actress Kristin Kreuk), is an action figure from DC Direct, reoffered to coincide with SMALLVILLE #1! Standing approximately 5 1/2" tall with 11 points of articulation, Lana comes with two pompoms that the figure can hold, a synthetic jewel Kryptonite replica of her necklace on a 18" chain that fans can wear, and a collectible trading card from Inkworks featuring a photo of the character. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: The SMALLVILLE: LANA LANG ACTION FIGURE is blister-carded for individual sale to consumers, but is packed together with the SMALLVILLE: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE and the SMALLVILLE: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE in an assortment. Consult the Previews Order Form for details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market. Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


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SMALLVILLE: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores March 19. Lex Luthor (played by actor Michael Rosenbaum), is the charismatic character from Smallville who's up to no good, and he's an action figure from DC Direct reoffered to coincide with SMALLVILLE #1! Lex stands approximately 6" tall with 7 points of articulation, and comes with a hinged laptop computer emblazoned with the LuthorCorp logo, a LuthorCorp annual report, and a collectible trading card from Inkworks featuring a photo of the character. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: The SMALLVILLE: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE is blister-carded for individual sale to consumers, but is packed together with the SMALLVILLE: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE and the SMALLVILLE: LANA LANG ACTION FIGURE in an assortment. Consult the Previews Order Form for details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market. Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


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WONDER WOMAN OVERSIZED POSTER
Painted art by Alex Ross.


Advance-solicited; in stores July 30, 2003. Alex Ross' wonderful portrayal of Wonder Woman is shown in this dynamic, enormous 22" x 58" oversized full color poster, the newest in the ongoing series! Wonder Woman's warrior-like image is matched only by her stunning beauty. Possessing her Bracelets of Victory and the Golden Lasso of Truth, Wonder Woman is truly a force to be reckoned with!


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