DC Comics Solicitations for April, 2003

Tue, January 21st, 2003 at 12:00am PST

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #781
Written by Ed Brubaker and Jon Lewis; art by Tommy Castillo, Wade Von Grawbadger and Stefano Guadiano; cover by Tim Sale


In stores April 2. Part 5 of "Dead Reckoning" finds Batman in a desperate race to stop the Charlatan! Gotham City's newest - and possibly most dangerous - villain plans to take out more of Arkham's enemies. Can Batman - or anyone - stop him? Plus, in the back-up feature, Jon (ROBIN) Lewis and Stefano (BATMAN: FAMILY) Gaudiano team up for a tale that's truly out of this world! The mythos of Batman meets the tale of Robin Hood, as told with the sensibilities of a Grimm's Fairy Tale. The citizenry of the woodlands fear the creature known only as the "Bat King." But is he a demonic foe or a friend in need?


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #166
Written by Dwayne McDuffie; art by Val Semeiks and Dan Green; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores April 9. "Don't Blink" Part 3 of 4. The baby merchant Blink's been inhabiting has been murdered by a guilt-ridden psychopath. Now Blink can do nothing more than watch through the eyes of a child as the maniac threatens to go ballistic!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #40
Written by Scott Beatty and Robert Rodi; art by Roger Robinson, John Proctor and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores April 16. The conclusion to "Knight Moves!" Batman, the Huntress and Checkmate have been working in the same town, but from different angles, and the tension between them has come to an explosive end! After the Huntress' kidnapping, drugging and interrogation by Checkmate, Batman's no longer sure if can trust her. And now, time has run out: Checkmate is storming the Batcave! Plus, the black-and-white back-up story "Neighbor Hood," by Robert Rodi (CODENAME: KNOCKOUT), newcomer John Proctor & John Floyd.


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #614
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores April 30. Batman takes on the villain you've been waiting for: The Joker! One is the Dark Knight…the other is The Clown Prince of Crime. Batman's oldest foe finally has gone too far, and Batman makes a vow: "Tonight, The Joker dies by my hand!" For all the crimes The Joker has commited, Batman seeks retribution. Will the Dark Knight finally do what needs to be done? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN DOUBLE FEATURE - relist
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores April 2. Collecting BATMAN #608 and 609, the sold-out first two installments of "Hush!" Loeb, Lee & Williams rocketed BATMAN to the top of the sales charts with their take on the Dark Knight, and now their first two issues can be enjoyed again. Featuring a new cover by Lee & Williams!


FC, 48 pg. $3.95

BATGIRL #39
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art and cover by Adrian Sibar and Andy Owens


In stores April 23. First issue by award-winning new regular writer Dylan Horrocks (HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC, Hicksville)! Also making their BATGIRL debut are Planet of the Apes artist Adrian Sibar and SUPERMAN inker Andy Owens! A mysterious metahuman called Black Wind has turned Batgirl's world upside down. Not only is he more than a match for Batgirl on the battlefield, but he also seems to have swept her off her proverbial feet. The only solution, as Babs sees it, is a cruise. But when Black Wind and another familiar metahuman show up on the same ship, Cassandra's vacation takes a turn for the worse! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL: YEAR ONE #5
Written by Scott Beatty and Chuck Dixon; art and cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez


In stores April 9. The Killer Moth has been beaten by one bat too many! But being bested by the fledgling Batgirl may have pushed the unstable wanna-be super-villain a little too far. To make things worse, Killer Moth's going to come across the path of the perfect partner in crime, or so he thinks. But the calculating Moth may be biting off more than he can chew when he throws in with the violent pyromaniac Firefly!


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 9) $2.95

BATMAN: HARVEST BREED SC
Written and painted by George Pratt; painted cover by Pratt


In stores April 16. A series of grisly, demonic murders forces Commissioner Gordon to reopen a case file of similar unsolved murders from years past, leading Batman down a path towards stopping the killer before more bodies can pile up. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $17.95

BATMAN: HUSH HC
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores April 30. The most-talked about story of the year, collected in one volume! Reprinting BATMAN #608-612, this hardcover features the first arc of Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee & Scott Williams' acclaimed "Hush," including guest appearances by Superman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Huntress, and more! Plus, four brand-new pages and two pages previously seen exclusively on www.dccomics.com! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 128 pg. Hardcover $19.95

BATMAN: NEVERMORE #1
Written by Len Wein; art by Guy Davis; painted cover by Bernie Wrightson


ELSEWORLDS. In stores April 2. A 5-issue Elseworlds miniseries that brings the World's Greatest Detective together with the inventor of the modern detective story: Edgar Allan Poe! In Baltimore in the late 1800s, a number of high-ranking citizens' have been murdered in ways that defy explanation. The only thing linking the murders are sightings of a giant raven fleeing each crime scene… For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 5) $2.50

BIRDS OF PREY #54
Written by Gilbert Hernandez; art by Casey Jones; painted cover by Phil Noto


In stores April 23. Tom seems more smitten with Barbara by the minute, but she's only got eyes for her new security system protecting the clock tower. Meanwhile, Black Canary gets increasingly frustrated by the lack of crimes to fight in Gotham…and the fact that other crimefighters always seem to arrive at the scene seconds before she does!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #18
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Javier Pulido


In stores April 30. The 3-part "No Easy Way Down" continues! Catwoman's still keeping the people in Gotham's forgotten neighborhoods safe, but without anything in her personal life as Selina Kyle to keep her going, she becomes more dangerous to herself and the people around her. It'll take everything she has to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and her apathy could have dire consequences.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #6
Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Michael Lark


In stores April 9. Greg Rucka commanders this latest arc, which focuses on the life of fan-favorite Renee Montoya! That life is about to be shattered to smithereens, revealing to colleagues and readers alike a side of Montoya we never even guessed at! It begins with Montoya being served a summons and unravels so quickly that before she knows what's happening, her deepest secret has been exposed and her personal life has become inextricably entwined with her professional life. And this is just the beginning of her fall!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HARLEY QUINN #31
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Nathan Fox; cover by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey


In stores April 9. Featuring guest art by Nathan Fox (The New Yorker, Village Voice)! Harley gained powers beyond those of normal humans when she was the subject of Poison Ivy's experiments. But every gift has its price, and now Harley faces the consequences! When some of Gotham City's bottom feeders have something of Ivy's that Harley desperately needs, it becomes a race against time to get it back before Harley's health disintegrates! You've never seen Harley this desperate - or dangerous! Plus, Harley and Doc discuss love!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #80
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores April 16. Deathstroke's in town and he's here on business! Can Nightwing stop the DCU's premier "terminator" from taking out his target - a target who's close to home for Dick Grayson? It's Nightwing vs. Deathstroke…and this time, it's personal!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #113
Written by Jon Lewis; art and cover by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy


In stores April 16. Robin's out of Gotham and in deep trouble! Trailing arms dealers who've been flooding the streets of Gotham with illegal weaponry seemed easy, but now Robin has stumbled into a small town with some dirty secrets. Can he discover the connection among the gunrunners, biker gangs, special children and…chocolate? Back in Gotham, the Spoiler's looking for insight into her dead father's life from the last person who'll give her a straight answer: the Riddler!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #802
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Tom Derenick, Bob Petrecca and Norm Rapmund; cover by Dave Bullock


In stores April 2. "The Harvest" begins here in the first of a 5-part ACTION storyline! Get a look at the face behind the iron mask of the mysterious General Zod, as the mysteries behind his shocking origins come into focus. Meanwhile, normal people across the U.S. begin to gain strange new powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #615
Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin and John Stanisci; cover by Kevin Nowlan


In stores April 9. Superman's time in the pocket dimension Heroville - an idyllic town where everyone has superpowers - continues as he comes face to face with the Hollow Men! And introducing Kid Scout - a hero who's always prepared - whose life was traumatically affected by the Hollow Men.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN #192
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens


In stores April 23. Building directly from events in January's SUPERMAN: THE 10-CENT ADVENTURE, Metropolis' new Supergirl makes her presence known in the City of Tomorrow as she fights the villain Radion! Plus: introducing the Viceroy - a new hero out to make Metropolis safe!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS #3
Written by Chuck Austen; art and cover by Danijel Zezelj


In stores April 16. The 12-issue miniseries continues! Jimmy Olsen's investigation of the strange goings-on around Metropolis' futuristic Tech continues, as a strange creature wreaks havoc in the city…but what's so familiar about it from two past foes of Superman? Plus: more on Rebecca, Jimmy's photography rival in the city.


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

SUPERMAN: RED SON #1
Written by Mark Millar; art by Dave Johnson and Andrew Robinson; cover by Johnson


ELSEWORLDS. In stores April 30. An Elseworlds event by top-selling writer Mark Millar (The Ultimates) and artists Dave Johnson (100 BULLETS covers). Kilian Plunkett (SMALLVILLE) & Andrew Robinson! When Krypton explodes, the infant Kal-El is rocketed to Earth, where he lands on a Ukrainian farm during the 1950s! How will the Cold War effect the Man of Steel? Find out in this long-awaited 3-part Prestige Format miniseries. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (1 of 3) $5.95

SUPERMAN & BATMAN: GENERATIONS III #4
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


ELSEWORLDS. In stores April 9. The death of Wonder Woman has unexpected consequences as John Byrne's maxiseries hits the 23rd century! Other surprises abound as the Super Twins team up with one of their heroes, an army of OMACs makes its debut, and Superman remembers a centuries-old adventure critical to his future!


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 12) $2.95

DC UNIVERSE

ADAM STRANGE: THE MAN OF TWO WORLDS TP
Written by Richard Bruning; art and cover by Andy Kubert


In stores April 16. Collecting the 1990 3-issue Prestige Format miniseries with a new cover by Andy Kubert! Discover the man behind the myth, as Adam Strange's childhood on Earth is explored, his relationship with his estranged family is revealed, and secrets of Rann - and of Adam's new life - are uncovered! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

AQUAMAN #5
Written by Rick Veitch, art and cover by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst


In stores April 9. The King of the Seas quenches The Thirst! Aquaman learns the hard way that a brief moment of rage can have deadly consequences…by using his magical, watery hand as a weapon, he has inadvertently released The Thirst - a twisted parasite who feeds on the same Secret Sea that Aquaman has sworn to channel into this world!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BIG DADDY DANGER #9
Written by Adam Pollina; art by Pollina and Tyson McAdoo; cover by McAdoo


In stores April 2. The slam-bang conclusion is here! The lords of the wrestling ring converge as Big Daddy faces his greatest challenge yet! What will be the ultimate fate of Big Daddy, wife Dana, son Danny, and brother Diablo? Which masked champion will reign supreme? You'd have to be a heel to pass this one up!


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

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 April 23. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS POSTER, 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

DOOM PATROL #19
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores April 2. The return of the blind monk, Tycho! He's got a new plan to get back the sword of the seven spirits…accompanied by an army of monkeys!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

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


In stores April 30. Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: HARVEST BREED, also by George Pratt. In a small German sanitarium, a reporter who saw combat in Vietnam interviews the once-celebrated World War I German Ace, Baron Hans von Hammer.


FC, 128 pg. Softcover $14.95

THE FLASH #197
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Kolins


In stores April 16. "Blitz," Part 1 of 4, leading up to THE FLASH #200! Professor Zoom returns in a story that reveals the secrets behind his origin! But what's his strange goal? It's not what you'd think! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

FLASH: TERMINAL VELOCITY TP - NEW PRINTING
Written by Mark Waid; art by Salvador Larrocca, Carlos Pacheco, Mike Wieringo, Oscar Jimenez, Jos Marzan, Jr, and Sergio Borjas; cover by Wieringo and Marzan


In stores April 2. This trade paperback collects the stories from FLASH #0 and #95-100 that made the title one of the most talked-about super-hero comics of its time! With Wally West seemingly gone, who takes over the mantle of the Flash? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

FOREVER MAELSTROM #6
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by John Lucas and Eduardo Barreto; cover by Lucas and John Cassaday


In stores April 23. Nothing lasts forever...least of all Forever Maelstrom! As the battle to protect the timeline from Praetor reaches its fateful conclusion, our ragtag band of heroes must fight its way through a frozen landscape to restore the 21st century they know and love...well, the one they all know, at least! If time runs out now, it really runs out!


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

GREEN ARROW #23
Written by Ben Raab and Judd Winick, art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores April 9. Part 1 of the 6-part weekly story "Black Circle: Urban Knights," running through the pages of GREEN ARROW and GREEN LANTERN. Green Arrow is in hot pursuit of brutal drug dealers in a fast and furious chase through the streets of Star City. Green Lantern is knocking around the Russian mob in a Soho nightclub with three models on his arms. But there's no such thing as an easy bust anymore! Join the celebrated reunion of two of DC's heroes on a quest for the truth behind an intergalactic crime and the consequences of history! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #162
Written by Judd Winick and Ben Raab, art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores April 16. "Black Circle: Urban Knights" Part 2 of 6. There's a mystery to be solved, an intergalactic crime organization to take down, and hostility brewing between Green Lantern and Green Arrow. Simple crimes become complicated, and the heroes' differences become blatant. This ain't Hal and Ollie! Connor Hawke may be the only person to stop them from killing each other, unless of course The Black Circle gets to them first… For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW #24
Written by Ben Raab and Judd Winick, art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores April 23. Black Circle: Urban Knights" Part 3 of 6. Green Arrow and Green Lantern are mystified when a lookalike of Hal Jordan's predecessor appears! What does this character have to do with Abin Sur and the original Green Lantern Corps? All they know is that this may be their only chance to get the upper hand on the intergalactic criminals known only as the Black Circle! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #163
Written by Judd Winick and Ben Raab, art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores April 30. "Black Circle: Urban Knights" Part 4 of 6. All-out action ensues as Green Lantern and Green Arrow learn how to take a beating…and the education continues as they're taught that it's better to give than to receive! Now, we finally get to catch a glimpse at the inner workings of the Black Circle! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW: QUIVER TP
Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores April 2. Screenwriter and director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma), successfully resurrects one of the world's classic heroes! In this softcover edition of the original hardcover, Green Arrow - a.k.a. Oliver Queen - reemerges after years of being presumed dead. But many, including Black Canary his ex-lover, Arsenal his ex-partner, Connor Hawke his son, and Batman the Dark Knight Detective, want to know how Green Arrow survived an airplane explosion and where he's been! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 232 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

HAWKMAN #14
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Donald Kramer and Prentis Rollins; cover by Andrew Robinson


In stores April 2. Hawkgirl confronts the murderer of her parents - and the Hawks both want him dead! The question is: Who's going to do the deed? Plus, tragedy strikes the cast of St. Roch! Featuring guest-art by Donald Kramer and Prentis Rollins!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #3
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores April 16. The reinvention of the Dial H for Hero concept continues! Jerry Feldon's learning that life as a super-hero isn't all it's cracked up to be! Jerry decides to share the secret of H-E-R-O with Molly, the girl he loves. But when a gunman robs their restaurant, Jerry's powers might be the only thing that can save Molly - if he doesn't screw things up and accidentally kill her instead!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #80
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Duncan Rouleau & Aaron Sowd; cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


In stores April 30. "The White Rage" Part 1 of 3! The JLA is caught in the middle of a tense standoff between a metahuman commune and the federal government. Will the Leaguers bring peace or set off a bloody conflict? Plus, Batman and Wonder Woman try to find some quiet time together, and Martian Manhunter embarks on a quest of self-discovery that may burn him in the end.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: AGE OF WONDER #1
Written by Adisakdi Tantimedh; art and cover by Galen Showman


ELSEWORLDS In stores April 9. A two-issue ELSEWORLDS miniseries examines how Superman's nineteenth century debut turns the Industrial Revolution on its ear! Using his powers to aid scientific discovery and usher in an Age of Wonder, Superman forms the forward-thinking League of Science with backing from millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne. But when Lex Luthor and the radical group Rage Against the Machine rise up against him, can he prevent the coming of an Age of Chaos? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. (1 of 2) $5.95

JLA: SCARY MONSTERS #2
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Josh Hood and Sean Parsons; cover by Art Adams


In stores April 16. The action-packed miniseries continues! With Green Lantern and Flash down for the count, how will the JLA contend with the fearsome monsters that are exploding from the Earth's surface and besieging the Spirit Lake resort? And what happens when another unlucky Leaguer gets infected with the monster "virus"?


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

JSA #47
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne; cover by Michael Bair


In stores April 16. Part 2 of "Princes Of Darkness," leading up to JSA #50! The battle for the light continues as Mordru and Obsidian attack the JSA, trapping Sentinel, Captain Marvel and Star-Spangled Kid in the Shadowlands and tearing apart the rest of JSA!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA: FAIR PLAY TP


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales, Stephen Sadowski and various; cover by Michael Bair


In stores April 2. Collecting JSA #26-31 and a story from JSA SECRET FILES #2, FAIR PLAY pits the JSA against Roulette, who runs the most dangerous gambling den on Earth - a club where costumed adventurers are lured to fight for their lives as super-villains bet on the outcome. Now she's turned her sights on the JSA, and she's got more than a professional interest in seeing the team destroyed! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

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


In stores April 2. Re-offered to coincide with the JSA: FAIR PLAY TP. 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!


FC, 256 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #18
Written by Stan Berkowitz; art by Chris Jones and Dan Davis; cover by Rob Haynes


In stores April 2. An alien race has established a beachhead on Earth in a most unexpected place and it's up to the miniscule Justice League ally, the Atom, to stop the invading force from taking down the League's most powerful member. Written by Stan Berkowitz of the Justice League animated show.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE LEGION #19
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista and Mark Farmer; cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister


In stores April 30. Introducing a new art team and kicking off "Dream Crime," a new 5-part storyline! Saturn Girl visits Titan, hoping to repair the damage to her mental powers, and Dreamer hopes the Titanet telepathic system will turn her powers of prediction into a large-scale early-warning network for the United Planets. But Saturn Girl learns the damage to her mind might be more extensive than she believed, and Dreamer's first experiments with the Titanet show her terrible visions of an ancient darkness rising once more. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 12 HC
Written by Cary Bates, Jim Shooter and Paul Levitz; art by Mike Grell, Ric Estrada and Mike Nasser; cover by Mike Grell


In stores April 9. Reprinting SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #213-223 and KARATE KID #1, featuring a score of classic Legion foes, including the Fatal Five, Tyroc, the Miracle Machine, the Time Trapper and more! Revisit a classic period of Legion lore! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 232 pg. Hardcover $49.95

THE POWER COMPANY #15
Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Gary Chaloner; cover by Tom Grummett and Prentis Rollins


In stores April 30. Manhunter, the most popular member of the Power Company, travels to Gotham City on a deadly mission. But one thing stands in his way: an angry Dark Knight, who doesn't like armed mercenaries in his town! Featuring the stunningly moody art of Gary Chaloner (Planet of the Apes: Urchak's Folly).


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

SUPER FRIENDS! TP - relist
Written by E. Nelson Bridwell, Alex Toth and Kurt Schaffenberger; art by Ramona Fradon, Alex Toth, Ric Estrada, Bob Smith, Joe Orlando, Vince Colletta; cover by Alex Ross


In stores April 2. Superman! Batman! Wonder Woman! Aquaman! The Wonder Twins! Wendy! Marvin! Wonder Dog! They are the Super Friends, and the comic-book version of the classic cartoon show is spotlighted in this trade paperback, reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPER FRIENDS! SUPERMAN AND LEX LUTHOR DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET and WONDER WOMAN AND CHEETAH DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET. Featuring a painted cover by Alex Ross, reprinting SUPER FRIENDS #1, 6-9, 14, 21, 27, and LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION #C-41.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

SWEATSHOP #1
Written by Peter Bagge; art by Bagge, Stephen DeStefano and Bill Wray; cover by Bagge


In stores April 23. From the creator of the highly acclaimed, outrageously funny Hate! SWEATSHOP tells the uproarious story of Mel Bowling - a nationally syndicated cartoonist who hasn't touched his strip in years. Instead, he uses a stable of aspiring young artists, each with a different career goal. This issue, Mel's nominated for an industry award…one that he'll stop at nothing to win! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

WONDER WOMAN #191
Written by Walter Simonson; art by Jerry Ordway and P. Craig Russell; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores April 23. "The Game of the Gods" continues as Diana's search for her missing memories takes her to Paradise! Has the menace responsible for taking Diana's costume and memories gotten to Themyscira first? And how is this connected to the havoc being unleashed both on Earth and at the center of the universe itself?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 10 HC
Written and drawn by Will Eisner


In stores April 23. Featuring nearly 200 pages of clasic Spirit adventures originally published from January to June 1945! The Spirit wrangles with jailbreaks, grifters, murderers, and more! Plus, a portfolio of Eisner's military-related artwork produced while he was in the Army! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Hardcover $49.95

A LIFE FORCE SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Will Eisner; cover by Eisner


In stores April 23. Reoffered to coincide with THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES Volume Ten, A LIFE FORCE tells the hard-luck story of a tenement dweller living in the same neighborhood that served as the setting for A CONTRACT WITH GOD. Eisner's everyman Jacob Shtarkah and his family and neighbors come to life in this moving urban portrait. "A LIFE FORCE is easily the best realistic graphic novel I've ever read." - Don Thompson, Comics Buyer's Guide


FC, 144 pg. Softcover $12.95

CARTOON CARTOONS #17
Written by Robbie Busch, Jim Alexander, Jesse McCann, Bobbi Weiss and Frank Strom; art by Scott Roberts, Jeff Albrecht, Dan Day, Robert Pope and Scott McRae; cover by Scott McNeely


In stores April 23. Hiiiiii, Dexter! Everyone's favorite boy genius joins the all-star cartoon cast of the Cartoon Network anthology! Plus, romantic disaster with Johnny Bravo, and robot wars with Cow & Chicken!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #101
Written by Sholly Fisch, Scott Cunningham, Earl Kress, Frank Strom and Bill Matheny; art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Neal Sternecky, Scott McRae, Leo Batic, Ruben Torreiro, Walter Carzon and Horacio Ottolini; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo


In stores April 2. Bugs enters a beauty pageant as Miss Alberquerque, breaking emcee Elmer Fudd's heart - and his skull! Plus, a day in the life of Marvin the Martian's furry sidekick K-9, and Daffy Duck's escapades as soft-boiled detective Mike Mallard!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

MUCHA LUCHA #1
Written by Eddie Mort; art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; covers by Lili Chin


In stores April 23. Based on the hit Kids' WB! show with stories and covers by its creators! Honor, family, tradition…and donuts! It's the Code of Masked Wrestling, and it's a way of life for best friends Rikochet, Buena Girl and the Flea. As students at the International School of Lucha Libre, they've got to learn to wrestle with skill and wit, develop a special signature move, and still find time just to be kids! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 3) $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #37
Written by Abby Denson; art by Stephanie Gladden, Bill Alger, Andrew Pepoy and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy


In stores April 16. Rock and roll with the Powerpuff Girls! Sugar, spice, and a butt-kicking back-beat save the day in two rockin' stories!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #71
Written by Robbie Busch and Rurik Tyler, art by Joe Staton, Dave Hunt, Karen Matchette and Scott McRae, cover by Staton and Hunt


In stores April 9. A be-bop ghost haunting a troubled jazz club has Scooby-Doo singing the blues! Plus, why are jillions of goblins descending on a quiet little town where nothing ever happens?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

21 DOWN #8
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Jess Saz and Palmiotti; painted cover by Joe Jusko


In stores April 2. "Roadside Attractions," Part 1 of 5. In the first installment of this new story arc, downtown Detroit is under siege from an angry weather god, while Mickey and Preston find themselves immersed in the mystery surrounding a young girl's disappearance. Strange things start to happen as Preston's powers begin growing in unexpected ways. With time running out, Preston must determine the connection among an eclipse, the number 19, and a mysterious ring of fire in order to save the missing girl!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

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


In stores April 30. Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: RED SON. Just when the Authority is at the height of its power, in the blink of an eye its members are shattered and defeated. Taking their place is a new team with the same powers, looking vaguely similar, but possessing none of the original team's empathy, kindness, and humanity. Collecting THE AUTHORITY #22-29.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

GEN13 #8
Written by Chris Claremont; art and cover by Al Garza and Sandra Hope


In stores April 9. As Caitlin finds herself more and more enraptured with her mysterious new suitor, the kids grow alarmed at the emergence of a new race of beings called the Chrome, who threaten to destroy GEN13!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GEN13: MEANWHILE… TP
Written by Adam Warren; art by Yanick Paquette, Ed Benes, Rick Mays, Lee Bermejo, and various; cover by Adam Warren


In stores April 16. Adam Warren's groundbreaking run on Gen13 continues (after the stories collected in GEN13: SUPERHUMAN LIKE YOU) with an all-star artist, all-subplot issue, the 2-issue "Failed Universe" saga, and "Uncle Cloud," the in-depth examination of Sarah Rainmaker's family history and weather control powers. These stories are joined by an earlier Adam Warren-written Gen13 story showcasing pencils by Lee Bermejo (BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) and guest-starring Mr. Majestic. Plus, bonus art by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Terry Dodson, Whilce Portacio, Kaare Andrews, Brian Stelfreeze, and more! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

GEN13: SUPER-HUMAN LIKE YOU TP - relist
Written by Adam Warren; art by Warren, Ed Benes, Carlos Mota, Kaare Andrews, Vince Russell, Derek Fridolfs, and various; cover by Warren


In stores April 16. Reoffered to coincide with GEN13: MEANWHILE… TP, SUPERHUMAN LIKE YOU collects the first six issues of writer Adam Warren's run, reprinting GEN13 #60-65 and featuring some of today's finest artists!


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #7
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Simon Bisley; cover by Brian Wood


In stores April 23. "Detonation." Berlin, formerly an island city encased in a concrete reef, a victim of an East/West loggerhead. Today, it's a thriving metropolis - one that shortly will find itself under siege! A terrorist group plans to systematically exterminate high-ranking British, German and Russian intelligence operatives…unless Miranda Zero exterminates them first!


FC, 32 pg. (7 of 12) $2.95

OUT THERE #17
Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores April 23. Everything the series has been leading up to begins to unfold at light speed with this all-silent issue! El Dorado City's final fate, the secret of the demise of Draedalus, the hidden dimensional key/talisman, and the final showdown between good and interdimensional evil are all unveiled in startlingly unexpected ways. And, as always, our four teen heroes find themselves stuck smack in the middle between vast cosmic forces for the fate of a multiverse. As the countdown to the ultimate battle begins, time is running out for ED City, the earth and reality itself!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

PLANETARY #16
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by John Cassaday


In stores April 2. The acclaimed team of Ellis and Cassaday is back! With The Four momentarily in disarray, Elijah Snow initiates the second part of his comeback plan; to hunt down and discover the truth about Anna Hark, daughter of the criminal genius of the '30s, who died in the Adirondacks with the rest of Axel Brass' associates. Her story begins in medieval China and ends in the spires of modern America! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PLANETARY: ALL OVER THE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES TP - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by John Cassaday


In stores April 23. Alan Moore provides the introduction to this handsome collection reprinting PLANETARY #1-6 and the PLANETARY PREVIEW that introduced the team. Re-offered to coincide with PLANETARY #16.


FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

THE RESISTANCE #8
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Juan Santacruz and Francis Portela; cover by Christopher Shy


In stores April 23. The new sci-fi series critics are calling "a fresh spin on classic themes" heads into its eighth issue with the conclusion to a 2-part story focusing on Version Mary. As the past comes back to haunt her, Mary tries to distance herself from the rest of the team, but the Resistance refuses to stay out of the fight!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

ROBOTECH #5
Written by Tommy Yune and Jay Faerber; art by Long Vo and Studio XD; cover by Vo; variant cover by Claudio Castellini


In stores April 2. While recovering from injuries sustained in his crash, Roy learns the truth about the VF-1 program, and not a moment too soon! A traitor is revealed and attempts to sabotage the program…by hijacking the new Armor 1 space station! Roy must take the Veritech into space in order to salvage the entire program! Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Long Vo (50%) and Claudio Castellini (50%).


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

SLEEPER #4
Written by Ed Brubaker, art and painted cover by Sean Phillips


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores April 16. The game is in full swing and the rules of engagement are clear: wrong is right, black is white, deceit is truth. Tao, in the company of agents Holden Carver and Miss Misery, attend a meeting of the true power on the planet - the wizards behind the curtain. And once Tao's goals are achieved, the world will be a different place…or will it?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #10
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by Whilce Portacio and Sal Regla; cover by Portacio


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores April 9. Khalid Tefibi is the resident computer geek of Team Achilles, a man who prefers the intel side of field work over on-site operations. But now he finds himself at the center of an operation to capture him - and he's on the run in a strange city from a Pentagon-based supergroup. How can this computer nerd hope to survive against the world's mightiest soldiers with no backup from his StormWatch compatriots?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: FORCE OF NATURE TP - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Tom Raney, Pete Woods, Michael Ryan, and Randy Elliott; cover by Raney and Sandra Hope


In stores April 23. Reoffered to coincide with the release of ORBITER, also by Warren Ellis, this trade paperback collects Ellis' debut storyline on the WildStorm team book STORMWATCH - which was the precursor to the fan-favorite series THE AUTHORITY. Reprints STORMWATCH Volume 1 #37-42.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

THUNDERCATS: THE RETURN #3
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art and cover by Ed Benes and Joe Pimentel; variant cover by Tommy Lee Edwards


In stores April 16. Is Lion-O too late to save Thundera? Under Mumm-Ra's rule, New Thundera is a dark and treacherous place, where evil lurks around every corner and the Thunderians are broken - maybe forever. Lion-O continues to learn the fates of his friends - beaten and enslaved at Mumm-ra's command - and even runs up against some old enemies in this installment. But Lion-O is not one to accept this situation without a fight and, in this issue, he brings it on! Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Ed Benes & Joe Pimentel (50%) and Tommy Lee Edwards (50%).


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

THUNDERCATS/BATTLE OF THE PLANETS
Written by Kaare Andrews; art by Andrews; covers by J. Scott Campbell and Alex Ross


In stores April 23. A rollicking crossover between two of the most popular entertainment properties in comics today! The sudden appearance of a mystical portal between Earth and Thundera leads to chaos, confusion and adventure as Lion-O and Mark rally their troops against the combined might of the villainous Zoltar and Mumm-Ra! And look out for the Battle of the Planets/Thundercats one-shot from Top Cow Productions solicited elsewhere in this issue of Previews! For more information, see the feature article. Co-published with Top Cow Productions. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by J. Scott Campbell (50%) and Alex Ross (50%).


FC, 48 pg. $4.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #9
Written by Joe Casey; Art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by


Ngyuen and Rian Hughes.


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores April 23. With Grifter unable to kick his usual amount of butt, he's got to move before Spartan pulls him from active duty. Of course, that means there could be a new Grifter in town, hand-picked by Cole Cash himself! And you won't believe whom he picks as his temporary successor!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 2: BUMPER COMPENDIUM EDITION PARTS 3 AND 4 - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill


In stores April 2. Collecting the sold-out third and fourth issues of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 2! Alan Moore's classic tale has captivated audiences from the start, yielding a series of sold-out issues. Now, the story of this band of world-famous heroes facing an otherworldly threat from the planet Mars can be enjoyed again! THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 2: BUMPER COMPENDIUM PARTS 1 AND 2 is still available from the DC Backlist.


FC, 48 pg. $5.95

PROMETHEA #26
Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray; cover by Williams


In stores April 23. "Later." Millennium City, three years later. Draw your own conclusions…


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOM STRONG #20
Written by Alan Moore; art by Jerry Ordway and Karl Story; cover by Chris Sprouse


In stores April 9. Part 1 of an exciting new epic 3-part adventure! "What might have been" - just four melancholy words that conjure so many emotions. Four words that suddenly take on new meaning when Tom Strong learns what would have happened - who he would be - if things had been a fraction different. Journey back to the last days of the 19th century, to a time before Tom Strong was born, and learn what can happen in the blink of an eye…in a tale called "How Tom Stone Got Started!" For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

HOMAGE COMICS

ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES #2
Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Brent Anderson; painted cover by Alex Ross


In stores April 9. The bimonthly miniseries continues! Take a trip to Astro City in the early '60s! What happens when a young woman becomes determined to uncover a super-hero's secret identity and nothing is going to stand in her way? Introducing Atomicus, the greatest hero of the atomic age - and showcasing a surprise or two about one of Astro City's modern-day heroes. Find out why this series has been so acclaimed from its inception!


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

RELOAD #2
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Gulacy


In stores April 9. Warren Ellis' 3-issue tale of deceit and intrigue in Washington, D.C. continues! Chris Royal has just been through the worst day of his life. Under his watch, the President of the United States has been assassinated; Washington, D.C. is under siege from parties unknown; and no one believes the real culprit behind all the crime is still at large. But with a little help from a friend, Royal is putting the pieces together…and he's learning this crisis goes deeper than he'd first thought!


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 3) $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. Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

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


In stores April 16. 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. Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

BEWARE THE CREEPER #1
Written by Jason Hall; art and cover by Cliff Chiang


In stores April 16. Get ready for a unique VERTIGO twist on one of DC's strangest characters. In this new 5-issue miniseries by Jason Hall (Pistolwhip) and Cliff Chiang (BATMAN: THE GOLDEN STREETS OF GOTHAM), a bizarre, colorful creature of the night stalks the streets of 1920s Paris: The Creeper. The enigmatic hero has her sights set on the upper class, but what are the true motivations behind The Creeper's actions? For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


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

BLOOD AND WATER #2
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tomm Coker; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores April 9. Judd Winick and Tomm Coker tap the vein of horror as BLOOD AND WATER continues. Adam's best friends are vampires; they're fast, fun and they live forever. A little Kool-Aid, a little blood and Adam is ready to go. But being "made" is the least of his worries when something awakens from the dark, forgotten places of the world. While Adam is busy living it up in his sexy new skin, an ancient monster is stirring…and it smells fresh blood.


MATURE READERS


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

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #23
Written by Robert Rodi; art by John Lucas and Andrew Pepoy; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores April 2. "Secrets and Thighs," Part 3 of 3. For decades, G.O.O.D. and E.V.I.L. have waged battle with each other across the globe. Now one of these agencies is brought to a ruinous collapse, never again to rise. Join Angela, Go-Go and their friends for this climactic end of an era - and for the shocking personal revelations that set it all in motion.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. Final issue $2.75

FABLES #12
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Lan Medina and Craig Hamilton; cover by James Jean


In stores April 9. Part 1 of a 2-part FABLES caper. She's gorgeous, fashionable and rich…and it's up to Bigby to keep Sleeping Beauty from pricking her finger, or Fabletown will go up in thorns. As if that weren't enough, Bigby has a shadow, in the form of a sleazy reporter intent on exposing the secret society of exiled fairy tale characters.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FILTH #10
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura


In stores April 30. Following last issue's revelations, it's time to meet Mother Dirt and learn the secret origins of the Hand organization and of life on Earth itself. What are we? Who are we? And why does it have to be this way? Amnesiac Hand officer Ned Slade recovers more horrors from his memory as the pieces of a vast, terrifying jigsaw fall into place. Learn the Hidden History of Existence in THE FILTH #10: "Man Made God."


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

HELLBLAZER #183
Written by Mike Carey; art by Lee Bermejo; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores April 30. "Black Flowers" Part 2 of 2. Now that the door to the land of the dead has been kicked open, a horde of old souls is clawing its way back into flesh - pursued by something much more dangerous. Unfortunately, the cure that John comes up with may be worse than the disease.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #22
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; cover by Chris Bachalo


In stores April 9. Ever wish you could step into a picture? Wished it were a real place that you could visit and explore…dancing with the nymphs or singing with the angels? 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 alternate worlds and the whole fabric of reality is collapsing. But when art and life collide, there's bound to be trouble...


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg $2.75

LUCIFER #37
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores April 23. Part 2 of the epic 5-part storyline "Naglfar."


Sailing beyond heaven, the ship made of dead men's fingernails encounters unborn universes, skeletal angels and deadly tensions among its mismatched crew members. Meanwhile, Lucifer confronts his brother Michael and they embark on a very different journey.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LUCIFER: THE DIVINE COMEDY TP
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly and Dean Ormston; cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores April 9. Reprinting LUCIFER #21-28, the 192-page THE DIVINE COMEDY finds Lucifer Morningstar continuing work on his magnum opus - a new universe outside of the strictures of our own. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

LUCIFER: A DALLIANCE WITH THE DAMNED TP - relist
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Dean Ormston and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores April 9. Reoffered to coincide with LUCIFER: THE DIVINE COMEDY TP, LUCIFER: A DALLIANCE WITH THE DAMNED finds the Lightbringer hard at work on a New Creation - outside the bounds of any authority but his own, complete with a new pair of inhabitants for a new Garden of Eden. But as he tries his hand at universe-building, back on Earth (and in Hell) schemes and betrayals continue to grow. Reprints LUCIFER #14-20.


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

ORBITER HC
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Colleen Doran


In stores April 23. Renowned writer Warren Ellis (THE AUTHORITY, PLANETARY) teams up with indie fave Collen Doran (A Distant Soil) to produce a hardcover graphic novel that explores man's relationship with the last unexplored frontier: space. When a space shuttle missing for a decade zooms back to Earth with seemingly alien modifications and a missing crew, three specialists cheated out of their dreams of spaceflight are the only ones who can unravel the mysteries behind the bizarre situation. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 104 pg. Hardcover $24.95

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: THE TARANTULA TP - relist
Written by Matt Wagner; art by Guy Davis; painted cover by Wagner


In stores April 2. Re-offered to coincide with the release of BATMAN: NEVERMORE, also with art by Guy Davis, this handsome collection reprints SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE #1-4, written by DOCTOR MID-NITE's Matt Wagner.


MATURE READERS


FC, 112 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

Y: THE LAST MAN #10
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores April 23. "Cycles" reaches its explosive conclusion with a sibling's madness, a firefight with a stolen helicopter, and a mysterious Russian who bears urgent news. All this, plus a truly startling development from Earth's orbit.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

PARADOX PRESS

BROOKLYN DREAMS TP
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Glenn Barr


In stores April 16. Long out of print, the four-volume Paradox Fiction title BROOKLYN DREAMS returns in a single 384-page softcover volume, bringing the story of 17-year-old Vincent Carl Santini's momentous senior year in high school back to life. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 384 pg. Paradox Compact Format (5 1/4" x 8") $12.95

ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION BOOK ONE: OASIS - relist
Written by Max Allan Collins; art and cover by Jos Luis Garca-Lpez and Josef Rubinstein


In stores April 2. Filling in the gaps of the ROAD TO PERDITION! This 96-page graphic mystery, the first in a series of three, tells the tales of the dangerous, exhilarating six-month journey undertaken by gangster Michael O'Sullivan and his son, Michael Jr. as they rob banks, evade capture, and seek revenge on Connor Looney. But when Michael Jr. contracts a life-threatening illness, the pair is forced to hide out in an oasis of tranquility. But as they wait out the sickness, the bounty hunters on their trail draw ever closer! For more information, see the feature article.


B&W, 304 pg. Paradox Compact Format (5 1/2" x 8") $7.95

ROAD TO PERDITION SC - relist
Written Max Allan Collins; art and cover by Richard Piers Rayner


In stores April 2. This much-demanded Graphic Mystery is reoffered to coincide with the release of ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION BOOK ONE: OASIS. Michael O' Sullivan is a hitman, but he's also an upstanding husband and father of two young boys. When his worlds collide, taking the lives of both his wife and the younger of his sons, O'Sullivan and his surviving son leave their sedate home life behind and embark on a startling father-and-son journey of revenge. Featuring a new introduction by Max Allan Collins.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 304 pg. Paradox Compact Format (5 1/2" x 8") $13.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #429
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores April 2. This month, a MAD first - the all-silent, all-serious issue! Gotcha - April Fool's! Expect even more witty word balloons and general buffoonery!


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 April-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.

CLASSIC SILVER AGE BATGIRL & THE JOKER DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET
Advance-solicited; in stores August 27. Due to popular demand, DC Direct brings you the Silver Age Batgirl and Joker Action Figures together in one set! The original Batgirl - Barbara Gordon - comes with the Clown Prince of Crime in this classic 1960s-style Deluxe Action Figure Set. Batgirl measures approximately 6" tall and The Joker measures approximately 6 1/2" tall. The set includes a Batarang, a 12" long climbing string "Batrope" with suction cup and a cane accessory for The Joker. It also features a Gotham City rooftop display base that connects with the base from the SILVER AGE BATMAN & ROBIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET, in stores February 2003. The set is packaged in a 4-color retro-style window box.


FC, Action Figure Set PI

CLASSIC TEEN TITANS BOX SET
Advance-solicited; in stores August 20.


Get the entire Classic Teen Titans lineup in one boxed set, featuring for the first time ever Beast Boy & The Monkey action figures! The CLASSIC TEEN TITANS BOX SET also includes re-colored versions of the sold-out Raven, Cyborg and Starfire figures! Raven is a vision in her white ensemble while Cyborg, in gold, can destroy anything with his guns-for-hands. The beautiful princess Koriand'r, also known as Starfire, features "light-up action." Touch the button on her belt and her hair and eyes magically light up! Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire and Cyborg all come with multiple points of articulation and each include a base. These Action Figures are based on a 6" scale with Monkey measuring approximately 3" tall. With a new Teen Titans animated series set to debut on Cartoon Network, now is the time to get in on Titans fever with this amazing boxed set! Packaged in a 4-color gift window box.


FC, Action Figure Set PI

GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURE - RELIST
In stores April 2. Re-offered to coincide with the release of GREEN ARROW: QUIVER, the GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6" tall and features nine points of articulation and quiver on back. Accessories include bow and three trick arrows (boxing glove arrow, handcuff arrow and drill arrow). Packaged in a new, 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Action Figure PI

GREEN LANTERN POSTER
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Advance-solicited; in stores August 27. It's Kyle Rayner, the Green Lantern of the 21st century, illustrated by one of comics' hottest art teams! This full-color 24" x 36" poster features a stunning re-colored image of Kyle Rayner by Jim Lee from the cover of GREEN LANTERN #151.


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

JLA: LIBERTY & JUSTICE POSTER
Painted art by Alex Ross


Advance-solicited; in stores August 27. In anticipation of November's JLA: LIBERTY & JUSTICE, the JLA: LIBERTY & JUSTICE POSTER features a new piece of painted art by fan-favorite Alex Ross created exclusively for DC Direct's poster collection! This is a full-color poster measuring 22"x 34" featuring members of the JLA including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Green Lantern!


FC, Poster (22" x 34") $7.95

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


Advance-solicited; in stores August 13. The fourth in a series!


DC Direct's series of sculpted wall plaques based on the super-heroic stars of the hit animated series on Cartoon Network continues! Other heroes featured in this series include Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Superman, Martian Manhunter, and Hawkgirl. This wall plaque, suitable for hanging, is fully sculpted, hand-painted, made of cold-cast porcelain and measures approximately 5" high x 7 1/2" wide x 3" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box. Liven up your walls! Collect all seven!


FC, Plaque $39.95

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES PVC SET - relist
In stores April 9. Reoffered to coincide with the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES Volume Twelve, this 7-piece PVC set features classic Silver Age interpretations of Legionnaires including: Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, Chameleon Boy, Mon-El, Braniac Five, and Colossal Boy. Figures range from 3 7/8" to 4 1/8" in height and come packaged in a 4-color window box shaped like the Legion headquarters! Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, PVC Set (7 pcs.) $39.95

PLANETARY: THE DRUMMER ACTION FIGURE - Relist
In stores April 2. Re-offered to coincide with PLANETARY #16, THE DRUMMER ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6" tall, features multiple points of articulation and can be posed on a pegged stand emblazoned with the PLANETARY logo. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Action Figure PI

PLANETARY: ELIJAH SNOW ACTION FIGURE - Relist
In stores April 2. Re-offered to coincide with PLANETARY #16, the ELIJAH SNOW ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6.25" tall, features multiple points of articulation and can be posed on a pegged stand emblazoned with the PLANETARY logo. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Action Figure PI

PLANETARY: JAKITA WAGNER ACTION FIGURE - Relist
In stores April 2. Re-offered to coincide with PLANETARY #16, the JAKITA WAGNER ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6.25" tall, features multiple points of articulation and can be posed on a pegged stand emblazoned with the Planetary logo. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Action Figure PI

CLASSIC SILVER AGE BATGIRL & THE JOKER DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET
Advance-solicited; in stores August 27. Due to popular demand, DC Direct brings you the Silver Age Batgirl and Joker Action Figures together in one set! The original Batgirl - Barbara Gordon - comes with the Clown Prince of Crime in this classic 1960s-style Deluxe Action Figure Set. Batgirl measures approximately 6" tall and The Joker measures approximately 6 1/2" tall. The set includes a Batarang, a 12" long climbing string "Batrope" with suction cup and a cane accessory for The Joker. It also features a Gotham City rooftop display base that connects with the base from the SILVER AGE BATMAN & ROBIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET, in stores February 2003. The set is packaged in a 4-color retro-style window box.


FC, Action Figure Set PI

SUPER FRIENDS! WONDER WOMAN MAQUETTE
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Advance-solicited; in stores August 6. DC Direct continues the line of SUPER FRIENDS! MAQUETTES with Wonder Woman! The SUPER FRIENDS! MAQUETTES feature the heroes as they appeared on the legendary Super Friends! animated TV series that aired on network television from 1973 to 1986. The SUPER FRIENDS! WONDER WOMAN MAQUETTE is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 8 3/4" tall x 4" wide x 4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. Collect all five in 2003! Own Super Friends on DVD & Video from Warner Home Video!


FC, Maquette $89.95

DCU: SUPERMAN MINI-BUST
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores August 20.


The MAN OF STEEL heads up the new line of DCU mini-busts from DC Direct! Superman is one of the most popular super heroes in the world - a symbol of heroism and bravery at its finest. This SUPERMAN MINI-BUST is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measuring approximately 5 1/4" tall with a 2 3/4" base. Packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Mini-Bust $45.00

 
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