DC Comics Solicitations for October, 2008

Mon, July 21st, 2008 at 1:58pm PDT | Updated: July 21st, 2008 at 8:53pm

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TRINITY #18-22

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens, Mike Norton & Karl Kesel and Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher
Cover for issue #18 by Jim Lee & Scott Williams, #19-21 by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino and #22 by Andy Kubert
Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman no more! The heroic Trinity have met their fates at the hands of their villainous counterparts in the Troika. Now the Earth trembles helplessly in the hands of the villainous group while Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman's accomplishments are being forgotten!
Issue #18 on sale October 1; issue #19 on sale October 8; issue #20 on sale October 15; issue #21 on sale October 22; issue #22 on sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC UNIVERSE: DECISIONS #3-4
Written by Judd Winick & Bill Willingham
Art on issue #3 by Rick Leonardi; art on issue #4 by Howard Porter
Covers by Stephane Roux
The DCU's biggest heroes hunt the villain planning to assassinate the presidential candidates, but they have plenty to distract them from their mission! Some heroes have begun openly endorsing candidates, and the ensuing media frenzy forces everyone to consider what, exactly, it means for a Super Hero to take sides politically. The killer must be caught, the cameras must be faced, and everyone - even Superman - must decide where they stand.
Issue #3 on sale October 15; issue #4 on sale October 29 * 3 and 4 of 4 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS #5
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and covers by J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
Humanity enslaved! Time shattered and bleeding! Anti-Life triumphant! Can Earth's demoralized, beaten heroes rally their scattered forces for the ultimate super-battle against the nightmare armies of Apokolips when the forces of good meet the forces of evil on the bridge to Bluedhaven? As Darkseid's presence causes reality itself to sicken and the lights to go out across the universe, as even the Guardians fall, the true power of the evil gods finally reveals itself, and a major character returns for a shocking conclusion.
Does the secret of humankind's salvation lie in a mysterious cave painting and a bolt of lightning? Or has the Last Day come for us all?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers - one by J.G. Jones and one by Carlos Pacheco - that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 29 * 5 of 7 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Matthew Clark & Norm Rapmund
Covers by Matthew Clark and Rodolfo Migilari
In a world overrun by Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation and his relentless storm troopers, do you choose to SUBMIT? As the lines between Super Hero and Super-Villain become blurred, the ultimate odd couple of Black Lightning and Tattoo Man, in what could be their final adventure, battle against the odds to save a family from the great darkness.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers - one by Matthew Clark and one by Rodolfo Migliari - that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 1 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: RESIST #1
Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann
Art by Ryan Sook
Covers by Ryan Sook and Rodolfo Migliari
In a world overrun by Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation and his relentless storm troopers, do you choose to RESIST? The world's only hope for survival depends on one-time JLA mascot Snapper Carr, Mr. Terrific, and Checkmate. With the aid of the villainous Cheetah, Snapper must rally the various factions of Checkmate and awaken an evil from a Crisis past. Could this actually be the end?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers - one by Ryan Sook and one by Rodolfo Migliari - that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 22 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and covers by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope
The prelude to "The Blackest Night" begins here!
They come from a place of great anger and hatred. They are
the Red Lanterns and they will have their revenge against the greatest Green Lantern - Sinestro. That is, unless the Guardians have theirs first.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 15 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #3
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by George Perez & Scott Koblish
Covers by George Perez
The Legion of Super-Heroes call in the reinforcements against Superboy Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains
as the Crisis of the 31st Century continues. While Superboy Prime comes face-to-face with the last of the Green Lanterns, Brainiac 5 and XS attempt to ignite an electrical storm using the lightning rod, which is destined to turn the tide of the war. And what are Polar Boy, Dawnstar and Wildfire up to in the 20th Century?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by George Perez that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 22 * 3 of 5 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS #3
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Philip Tan, Jeff de los Santos & Jonathan Glapion
Covers by Philip Tan
The Anti-Life Equation has infected Gotham City, turning friend, foe and family into mindless slaves of Darkseid, and the might of the Spear of Destiny has left The Spectre powerless. Can The Question find the answer to restoring hope inside the one being capable of saving the world?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Philip Tan that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 8 * 3 of 5 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN AND BATMAN VS. VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES #1-2
Written by Kevin VanHook
Art and cover by Tom Mandrake
A man is killed by a mysterious creature - his body drained of blood. A woman is savagely attacked by a ferocious beast - her jugular ripped out. Bat wings flutter across the moon and the howl of a wolf echoes through the streets, for the creatures of the night have risen from the grave, and humanity's only salvation is the combined might of The Last Son of Krypton and The Dark Knight Detective. Blood will run red when Superman and Batman face off against vampires and werewolves for the fate of the entire DCU!
Issue #1 on sale October 15 * Issue #2 on sale October 29 * 1 and 2 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AMBUSH BUG YEAR NONE #4
Written by Keith Giffen & Robert Loren Fleming
Art by Keith Giffen & Al Milgrom
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
How can the DC Universe survive a year without Ambush Bug? This question may or may not be answered, cats and dogs may or may not live together, this copy may or may not make any sense and we may or may not take a journey through the world of 52.
On sale October 29 * 4 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EL DIABLO #2
Written by Jai Nitz
Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks
The new El Diablo learns what it means to have a legacy
name in the DCU. Expect new villains, old scores to settle and ancient evils to align against Chato Santana. With the 170-year-old Lazarus Lane in tow, El Diablo runs from the law and goes after the man who crippled him.
On sale October 1 * 2 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION #1
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Cafu
Cover by Josh Middleton
On a mission against the mega-mobsters of Intergang, the Justice League makes a stunning discovery revealing the truth behind the death of Vixen's mother. Long ago, poachers were fingered in her murder, but stunning proof arrives exposing the identity of her real killer! And the man responsible is still alive, making a vicious play for power in the homeland Vixen left years ago.
This groundbreaking 5-issue miniseries by rising stars G. Willow Wilson (OUTSIDERS: AQUAMAN/METAMORPHO, CAIRO, AIR) and Cafu (Black Panther) plunges the League's animal-powered warrior into a deeply spiritual, but instantly deadly, quest for vengeance - and draws the League itself into the newest chapter of Intergang's ever-expanding race for domination.
On sale October 1 * 1 of 5 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #2
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Cliff Chiang
One of the most-requested and anticipated confrontations in recent DC history takes place right here: Catman vs. Batman! The Six's latest mission takes the team to Alcatraz to free a Super-Villain, but what is the secret she carries that hundreds of villains would give their lives to possess? DC's dirtiest team only gets dirtier, and we wouldn't want it any other way!
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TERROR TITANS #1
Written by Sean McKeever
Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
They stood against the Teen Titans, and now the Terror Titans spin off into their own miniseries! Clock King hatches a plan for his team of teenage legacy villains, as well as their deadly new member - the Teen Titans' own Ravager! But if he's to succeed, Clock King must first stabilize the underground metahuman gladiator arena known as the Dark Side Club! Join TEEN TITANS scribe Sean McKeever and artist Joe Bennett (52, CHECKMATE) for a journey into the darkest, coldest and most brutal corners of the teen psyche!
On sale October 1 * 1 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #64
Written by Sean McKeever
Art and cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose
The Teen Titans uncover the mystery and motivation behind Bombshell's origin, and no one is more surprised at the answers than Bombshell herself! Meanwhile, Wonder Girl is confronted with the figure behind her recent misfortunes and discovers why family reunions can be absolute hell.
On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC SPECIAL: CYBORG #6
Written by Mark Sable
Cover by Matthew Clark
Art by Carlos Magno
The Phantom Limbs - wounded veterans turned into killing machines using Cyborg's stolen technology. The Cyborg Revenge Squad - Super-Villains tasked to take them down. What do these groups have in common? They both want Cyborg dead. In this series finale, can Cyborg keep them from killing each other, let alone him?
On sale October 15 * 6 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TITANS #6
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Julian Lopez & Prentis Rollins
Cover by Joe Benitez & Victor Llamas
Raven is missing, and the Titans must truly come together as a team in order to save her. Their fragile unity is further threatened, though, when they discover what they're really up against! And, as if the Titans didn't have enough on their hands, an old member resurfaces and brings along an unexpected threat that no one could've seen coming!
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #681
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & Jose Magalhaes
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Bernard Chang
"New Krypton" Part 2! Picking up directly from SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1, 100,000 Kryptonians have descended on Earth. But their introduction to the world follows a bumpy road, and humans and Kryptonians alike are wary of one another. Meanwhile, Clark must say goodbye to a long-standing member of his supporting cast while the threat behind Atlas makes his next move against the Man of Steel!
Featuring the first third of a cover triptych by Alex Ross that will continue next month in SUPERGIRL and ACTION COMICS!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bernard Chang). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #681
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Tony Daniel
This is it - "Batman R.I.P." concludes here! The final, heartrending confrontation between Bruce Wayne and Jezebel Jet. The final fate of The Dark Knight. And the horrifying and shocking truth behind the Black Glove. With The Joker, the Club of Villains, Robin, Damian, plus an ending you'll never see coming - this one has it all!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Tony Daniel). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 29 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

REIGN IN HELL #4
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz
and Stephen Segovia
Cover by Justiniano
A "Sightings" tale! It's the unlikely return of a major character as a mysterious prisoner is discovered during the war between Neron and Lord Satanus. Also, prolonged exposure to Hell begins to take an unexpected toll on the DCU heroes who have been forced into the underworld.
On sale October 29 * 4 of 8 * 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #6
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Ron Lim, Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
The opposing forces of Lady Styx and Synnar threaten to tear Rann apart as Styx's fleet enters the planet's airspace and Synnar establishes his basecamp on the surface. Is there anything that Adam Strange can do to stop the tides of war from engulfing his adopted home planet? Or is it too late for him and his galactic allies to win the day?
On sale October 22 * 6 of 8 * 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

DC UNIVERSE: HALLOWEEN '08
Written by Mark Verheiden, Mike Johnson, Brian Reed and others
Art by Trevor Hairsine, Duncan Rouleau and others
Cover by Gene Ha
The Horror! The Horror! Could this be the final Halloween for the DCU? Evil has won, and there are no treats! Witness tales of terror featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Titans, El Diablo, Faust and others by past, present and future DC greats.
On sale October 22 * 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US

TANGENT COMICS: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #8
Written by Dan Jurgen & Ron Marz
Art by Wes Craig & Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Matt Haley
The Tangent Superman's assault on the DCU Earth continues, and his quest to make the world "safe" for normal people is set to crush all metahuman resistance in its path!
On sale October 22 * 8 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TOR #6
Written by Joe Kubert
Art and cover by Joe Kubert
In the final chapter of this epic miniseries, Tor heads home - and he's bringing his surviving companions with him. But before they complete the journey, they encounter a giant obstacle: another survivor in this primordial world! Joe Kubert brings dynamism to the comic page as only he can in this age-old tale of man vs nature.
On sale October 29 * 6 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #6
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta
Trang finds herself falling into an underground chamber where she is forced to confront a creature unlike anything that has ever been seen before in - a danger that time forgot!
On sale October 1 * 6 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #849
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
A "Batman R.I.P." tie-in! In this penultimate chapter of the 5-part arc "Heart of Hush," Batman tears his way through Gotham City's underworld to reach his dangerous adversary. But after the Dark Knight learns what his childhood friend-turned-villain is really after, will Batman be able to survive what Hush plans next? The lives of both Bruce Wayne and Tommy Elliot come full circle in this story of beginnings and brutal endings!
On sale October 1 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATGIRL #4
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Jim Calafiore & Jack Purcell
Cover by Andy Clarke
Batgirl and company take on the deadly Daughters of David Cain and one of the toughest villains in the DCU - both at the same time! Plus: The identity of David Cain's target is revealed! If you thought life was getting easier for Cassandra, you were wrong!
On sale October 15 * 4 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #22
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Cover by Stephane Roux
What happened the first time Batman hauled The Joker into the Gotham City Police Department? Find out here in part one of the time-lost 4-part arc titled "Do You Understand These Rights?" as the ramifications of the "new kind of criminal" emerging in Gotham are felt with deadly consequence!
Hollywood producer and writer Andrew Kreisberg (Justice League, The Simpsons, Eli Stone) joins artist Scott McDaniel (NIGHTWING, GREEN ARROW) for a look at what severe changes Batman's presence in Gotham City had on the face of crime.
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #6
Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Kelley Jones
October 31st in Gotham City - the scariest day of the year. It's the night when trick-or-treating can be terrifying and tragic. It's the night when people fear the darkness and beware the moonlight. It's the night they say he came home. For tonight, two very different people receive invitations to a very special party. They will be charged with surviving the night in the most horrifying haunted house imaginable. The guests: the Monstrous Midnight and The Dark Knight Detective. The host: The Joker. Welcome to Halloween in Gotham City.
On sale October 22 * 6 of 12 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12
Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Ryan Benjamin & Saleem Crawford
Cover by Jim Calafiore
A "Batman R.I.P." tie-in! Deception, dissension and death...
the final issue of the "OUTSIDERS NO MORE" story spells the end of the line for one of the team's members. But will it mean the end for the team itself?
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING #149
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Don Kramer & Jay Leisten
Cover by Rags Morales
A "Batman R.I.P." tie-in! With Batman missing in action, Nightwing faces off against The Dark Knight's most dangerous enemies - Killer Croc, Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and The Joker - to save the life of a woman marked for death.
On sale October 1 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #179
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art and cover by Freddie E. Williams II
"Search for a Hero" continues as Robin tries to save one young boy from drowning in the tidal wave of gang warfare drenching a newly anarchic Gotham City. But why does Ragman not want the boy to be saved? And why is Spoiler paying a visit to the General?
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SIMON DARK #13
Written by Steve Niles
Art & Cover by Scott Hampton
If you've heard the buzz about Simon Dark - Gotham City's strange guardian - but never gave the series a try, then grab this special stand-alone issue spotlighting Simon's exploration of the dark city in which he dwells.
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1
Written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gates
Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal, Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalhaes, and Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalhaes
A "Sightings" issue! "New Krypton" Part 1 of 9! The entire Superman franchise writing team joins forces, with art by Pete Woods and others, to formally launch the Superman event years in the making! While the current threat of Brainiac may have been forestalled in ACTION COMICS #870, the repercussions will be felt for a long, long time. Superman's greatest victory has lead to his happiest day - and his saddest. Gains are balanced by losses while Superman has to figure out what to do with 100,000 Kryptonians! Hold on to your capes as this story leads directly into SUPERMAN #681.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalhaes). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 22 * 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1
Written by James Robinson
Art by Jesus Merino
Cover by Ryan Sook
Variant cover by Kevin Nowlan
Straight from the pages of SUPERMAN, Jimmy Olsen, would-be star reporter, doggedly investigates the mystery surrounding Superman's newest foe, Atlas! But the secrets behind the titan of yore lead Olsen across the country and into great danger as he must survive attacks by none other than Codename: Assassin! And just as Jimmy is getting to the truth, he finds himself in the Midwest and seeking the aide of a hero long thought dead. This story leads directly into SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ryan Sook), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Kevin Nowlan). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 15 * 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #53
Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson
Art by Rags Morales & John Dell
Cover by Kevin Nowlan
Superman's powers leap into the body of The Dark Knight! Now Batman contains the incredible abilities of a Kryptonian while the Man of Steel stands powerless. How will they adjust physically and psychologically to these bizarre changes? Part 1 of the 4-part "Super/Bat," featuring art by Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS).
On sale October 22 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #34
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne
Cover by Josh Middleton
Variant cover by Fernando Pasarin
Beginning the new direction for SUPERGIRL, which will tie the book and character firmly into the Superman franchise!
For every 10 copies ordered of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Josh Middleton), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (cover by Fernando Pasarin). Please see the Previews Order Form for more info.
On sale October 1 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #870
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank and Jon Sibal
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Andy Kubert
The "Brainiac" finale! It's Superman versus Brainiac with everything at stake! No longer content to simply eradicate Superman, Brainiac is now determined to destroy Earth like so many other planets he's left in his wake. But Brainiac's ship is full of many bottles, inside of which some surprise guest-stars lurk! And while hope may blossom on Brainiac's ship, there's one life even the Man of Steel can't save.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #123
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Michael O'Hare & John Floyd
Cover by Stephane Roux
The Joker crosses Oracle's doorstep as he muscles in on the
high-tech gangs running the new city the Birds of Prey operate out of. But will Oracle be able to control herself when facing the maniac who crippled her?
On sale October 22 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLUE BEETLE #32
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque
The man behind all the recent mayhem comes out of the Super-Villain closet. Meet the new Doctor Polaris and find out what else he has in store for Blue Beetle!
On sale October 22 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #13
Written by Rick Remender
Cover by Chris Batista & Mick Gray
Art by Pat Olliffe and Jerry Ordway
When Booster Gold's ancestor mistakenly captures a strange-looking starfish for his would-be girlfriend, all hell breaks loose! After being possessed by Starro the Conqueror, a Time Master travels through history spreading body-snatching clones in order to take over Earth one era at a time! Can Booster save humanity from an invading alien force?
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #18
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art and cover by Phil Winslade
The son of a former Super Hero finds himself lost in the grip of the past, and it's turning him into a threat capable of engulfing the future! That leaves Supergirl and Raven to save the day!
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #31
Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by Manuel Garcia
All the pieces on the Checkmate board have converged on China. Is it the end of the world as we know it in this series finale issue? Or will Chimera save the day?
On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * FINAL ISSUE

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #13
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Mike Norton & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Cliff Chiang
Speedy and Dodger sitting in a tree...but will the couple even think about getting personal? Meanwhile, Green Arrow and Black Canary recover from the hunt for Connor Hawke!
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH #245
Written by Alan Burnett
Art by Paco Diaz and Drew Geraci
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
Flash learns that nothing is safe anymore as Queen Bee causes an attack on his house and Linda. Guest-starring Black Lightning!
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #29
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Pat Gleason & Drew Geraci
The lead-in to "Blackest Night" begins with "The Sins of the Star Sapphire." Catch a glimpse into the beginning of the latest Corps being formed and what it will mean to the Green Lanterns. Plus, Ice proposes to Guy Gardner!
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #36
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Rafa Garres
There's a reason why Jonah Hex wears the uniform of a Confederate soldier, and the truth is sometimes an ugly thing. On his way home from fighting in the Civil War, Hex tries to settle an old score but soon finds himself in the middle of a misunderstanding that could have grave consequences.
On sale October 1 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANHUNTER #35
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Michael Gaydos
Cover by Liam Sharp
Kate uses the Fed's own weapons against them, and Manhunter does the same to the DCU's biggest heroes. And the most shocking secret of Ciudad Juarez is revealed!
On sale October 1 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #36
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Cover by Shane Davis
The prelude to "The Blackest Night" continues, building off of FINAL CRISIS: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS! Hal and the Green Lanterns venture to the prison planet Ysmault to face the full fury of Atrocitus and the Red Lantern Corps. Meanwhile, the war lights ignite across the universe as the Controllers seek out the Orange Lanterns.
On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #26
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Ed Benes
The JLA stands helpless against the power of Anansi, the African spider god who has warped their histories. Vixen makes her final stand, brokering a deal with the powerful villain. But will she be forced to sacrifice the JLA and Animal Man? Or does her last-ditch effort mean something far worse?
On sale October 22 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #20
Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Pencil art and variant cover by Dale Eaglesham
Cover by Alex Ross
It's the Justice Society of America vs. the Justice Society Infinity of Earth-2 with the fate of Power Girl at the center of it all! Meanwhile, Starman struggles with his returned sanity as he embarks on his true mission in our time period - one that will have vital consequences for the Crisis of the 31st century!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Dale Eaglesham). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #25
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Bernard Chang
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
Who wouldn't want to see their name in lights? Wonder Woman, that's who, and she's now hell bent on putting a stop to the Wonder Woman movie. At least she is until she realizes the impact she has on young women and girls, and must decide what's more important to her - her sanity or her conscience?
Plus, Wonder Womans' courtship of Nemesis takes a daring turn as the series hits issue #25!
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #47
Written by Jim Shooter
Cover by Francis Manapul & Livesay
Art by Rick Leonardi & Dan Green
While war looms and a traitor plots against the Legion, Brainiac 5, whose dreams are haunted by the ghost of Dream Girl, seeks help from a spiritualist. It all leads to supernatural possession, savage action and...a marriage proposal! Introducing the marvelous Meander, mistress of the mysterious!
On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #22
Written by Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier
Art by Aluir Amancio
Cover by Paul Smith
Once again, Denny Colt makes a misguided attempt to take a vacation from Central City, but murder follows him to a dude ranch!
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: PRIVATE CASEBOOK HC
Written by Paul Dini and Peter Milligan
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #840-845, plus a story from the INFINITE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, this hard-hitting new BATMAN volume pits The Dark Knight and guest-star Zatanna against the new Ventriloquist and still-the-same Scarface, as well as Talia al Ghul, The Riddler and more.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 17 * 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM UNDERGROUND TP
Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Jim Calafiore & Jack Purcell
Cover by Calafiore
The entire Bat-family unites to bring down one of the largest Gotham City crime coups ever! Featuring issues #1-9 of the popular miniseries, this trade paperback contains appearances by every major Gotham hero, villain and vigilante!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 19 * 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TP
Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend
Now in trade paperback! Writer Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS) joins forces with artists Whilce Portacio and Richard Friend (WETWORKS) in this volume collecting the first six issues of BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL, looking at how Batman developed his arsenal in the war on crime.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 26 * 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS TP
Written by Darwyn Cooke and Paul Grist
Art by Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale and Bill Wray
Cover by Darwyn Cooke
The volume collecting Darwyn Cooke's greatest Batman stories is now available in trade paperback! Includes the complete epics BATMAN: EGO and CATWOMAN: SELINA'S BIG SCORE, plus tales from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #23 and 33 and SOLO #1 and 5.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 12 * 200 pg, FC, $17.99 US

JLA/AVENGERS TP
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by George Perez
The once-in-a-lifetime crossover that brought two super-teams together and rocked the comics world is at last available in trade paperback! Own the entire 4-issue co-publishing event between DC and Marvel and written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, Marvels) with stunning art by George Perez (final crisis: legion of three worlds, Avengers). This collection also features introductions by original Avengers writer/editor Stan Lee and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA editor Julius Schwartz.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 12 * 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BAT LASH: GUNS AND ROSES TP
Written by Peter Brandvold & Sergio Aragones
Art by John Severin
Cover by Nick Cardy & Kevin Nowlan
The acclaimed 6-issue Western miniseries that brought back Bat Lash is collected in trade paperback with an all-new cover! In it, young Bat must face a crooked sheriff intent on destroying his family name and save the woman he loves.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 26 * 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS VOL. 4 TP
Written by Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Adam Beechen, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Sean McKeever
Art by Ron Lim, Carlos Magno, Al Barrionuevo, Jesus Saiz, Scott Kolins and others
Cover by Adam Kubert
The fourth and final COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS TP is here, collecting stories from issues #12-1 and featuring an all-new cover by Adam Kubert! Don't miss this epic's conclusion, starring Jimmy Olsen, Mary Marvel and The Challengers from Beyond.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 19 * 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RING QUEST TP
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason, Prentis Rollins and Drew Geraci
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Jesse Delperdang
Mongul strikes in this powerful new trade paperback collecting GREEN LANTERN CORPS #19-20 and #23-26! In the wake of The Sinestro Corps War, Mongul is amassing new power -- and only The Green Lantern Corps can stand against him!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 26 * 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: WANTED - HAL JORDAN HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Relisted to coincide with the GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN HC! Hal Jordan has been framed for murder in this title collecting GREEN LANTERN #14-20! On the run from a legion of intergalactic bounty hunters and the new Global Guardians, can Hal clear his name and discover who put a price on his head?
On sale October 1 * 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US * RELIST

GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Cover by Ivan Reis
The origin and training of Green Lantern Hal Jordan is chronicled in this new hardcover collecting issues #29-35 of the red-hot monthly series! But while Hal is inducted into the Corps, the Green Lantern called Sinestro investigates the death of Hal's predecessor, Abin Sur. Who - or what - could have killed this Lantern? And what does it all have to do with the event called "The Blackest Night"?
Advance-solicited; on sale December 10 * 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

ROBIN: VIOLENT TENDENCIES TP
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Chris Batista, David Baldeon, Rafael Albuquerque and Victor Ibanez
Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
There's a new vigilante in town -- one who steals from the rich and keeps for herself! And what is Violet's relation to Spoiler? Collecting ROBIN #170-174 and the ROBIN/SPOILER SPECIAL
Advance-solicited; on sale November 19 * 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: VENGEANCE TP
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines
Don't miss this collection featuring SUPERMAN/BATMAN #20-25, the issues that reunited writer Jeph Loeb with the dynamic art team of Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines! Featuring Darkseid, Lex Luthor, Superwoman and Batwoman!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 3 * 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US

TEEN TITANS: ON THE CLOCK TP
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Eddy Barrows, Jamal Igle, Jimmy Palmiotti, Ruy Jose and Rob Hunter
Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
It's The Teen Titans vs. The Clock King and his Terror Titans in this new trade paperback collecting TEEN TITANS #55-61.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 3 * 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel and Leo Dorfman
Art by Jim Mooney
Cover by Curt Swan & George Klein
Kara Zor-El takes center stage in the stories that presented her to the world, collected from ACTION COMICS #283-321.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 3 * 512 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SGT. ROCK VOL. 2 TP
Written by Robert Kanigher
Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Jerry Grandenetti
Cover by Joe Kubert
More World War II tales of Sgt. Rock and Easy Company, in stories from OUR ARMY AT WAR #118-148.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 19 * 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

THE SPIRIT VOL. 1 TP
Written by Darwyn Cooke and Jeph Loeb
Art by Darwyn Cooke & J. Bone
Cover by Darwyn Cooke
The first volume of the award-winning series is collected in trade paperback, featuring BATMAN/THE SPIRIT and THE SPIRIT #1-6!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 3 * 192 pg, FC,
$19.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 26 HC
Written by Will Eisner
Art and cover by Will Eisner
The very last SPIRIT ARCHIVES volume brings this award-winning series to a spectacular end! This amazing collection features nearly impossible-to-find post-1952 Spirit material by legendary creator Will Eisner including stories originally published by companies including Harvey Comics, Kitchen Sink Press, The New York Herald Tribune and many more!
Closing the door on DC's massive republishing effort of classic comics spotlighting the Spirit, this volume is a genuine collector's treasure trove. Old fans and new readers alike won't want to miss this farewell edition!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 31 * 252 pg, FC,
$59.99 US

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #4
Written by Mike Kunkel
Cover and art by Mike Kunkel
This is it: the exciting conclusion to the face-off between Captain Marvel and Black Adam! With Black Adam back to full power and four of the seven Evils still at his side, Billy and Mary need to team up to figure a way to defeat him. All this, plus a trip to the Rock of Eternity!
On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TINY TITANS #9
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar
Mayhem ensues when Beppo monkeys around with Zatara's magic wand and turns the whole team into apes! The tree house quickly fills with more monkeys than you can shake a stick at. Plus, Bumblebee meets some new friends who are truly tiny.
On sale October 22 * 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

BATMAN STRIKES #50
Written by James Peaty
Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Chris Jones
The Demon comes to Gotham in this final issue! On Halloween night, Batman and Robin will be forced to team up with an unpredictable force, the Demon Etrigan!
On sale October 1 * 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US * FINAL ISSUE

FAMILY DYNAMIC #3
Written by J. Torres
Art by Tim Levins & Dan Davis Cover by Sean Galloway
What's worse than being a sidekick who has to take orders from a senior Super Hero partner? Being a teenage superhero who has to answer to their superhero parents! Little Wing, Troylus and Terran face the music when they strike out on their own, deciding to battle the man-monster Monstero without super-parent supervision.
On sale October 22 * 3 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US, FINAL ISSUE

SUPER FRIENDS #8
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Stewart McKenny and Phil Moy
Cover by J. Bone
It's Halloween, and the Scarecrow is on the prowl! But nothing can scare the Super Friends!
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #19
Written by J. Torres
Art and cover by Alexander Serra & John Stanisci
Heroes sometimes face the dilemma of choosing when to break rules in order to serve the greater good. That predicament is truly encountered when the Legion meet Booster Gold. But is he crossing the line or simply fulfilling his destiny?
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #30
Written by John Rozum, Jim Alexander and Tom Warburton
Art by Scott Jeralds, Ethen Beavers, and Maurice Fontenot
Cover by Jay Stephens
In a Secret Saturdays adventure, Zak and Fiskerton wish they weren't stuck with a boring babysitter and get way more than they expected! Plus, Aku tries to destroy Samurai Jack's reputation.
On sale October 8
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #50
Written by Amy Rogers, Scott Cunningham, Robbie Busch and John Rozum
Art by Robert Pope, Cindy Morrow, Mike Kazaleh and Scott Roberts
Cover by Robert Pope
An exclusive club forms at Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and Bloo makes the others do some pretty strange things to join.
On sale October 29
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #167
Written by Frank Strom and Robbie Busch
Art by Omar Aranda, Walter Carzon, Scott Roberts, Alberto Saichann, Ruben Torreiro and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Scott Gross
Witch Hazel celebrates Halloween in "A Witch for all Seasons" as Porky Pig signs up for a bad deal in "The Devil and Bugs Bunny."
On sale October 1
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #137
Written by Robbie Busch, Darryl Kravitz and John Rozum
Art by Robert Pope, Scott Gross and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae
Zombies, zombies, zombies! The gang's got their work cut out for them, with two tales of zombie mayhem. Plus, a group of rival mystery-solvers falls on their tails!
On sale October 15
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #495
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
Slap on your spookiest costume and read the newest issue of MAD! It'll have you howling at the moon with laughter!
On sale October 8 * 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

GEN13 #23
Written by Scott Beatty and Christos Gage
Cover by Huddleston
Art by Mike Huddleston and Mike McKone & Andy Lanning
The kids have found nothing but hardship and near-death in the post-apocalyptic landscape...in a brief respite in the wilderness, they take the opportunity to reflect on the new world order. Featuring the third chapter of the Marc "Backlash" Slayton backup story, by Christos Gage and Mike McKone!
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS #4
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Neil Googe and Pete Woods
Cover by Googe
It's a rumble in the jungles of Nevada as the Wildcats tangle with old allies! But what secret does this lush oasis hold and could it be the answer to the Earth's needs? And how does it all connect to a character from NUMBER OF THE BEAST? Plus, Cybernary returns as a new backup begins with Gage and artist Pete Woods!
On sale October 22 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE AUTHORITY #3
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Christos Gage
Art by Simon Coleby and Mike McKone & Lanning
Cover by Simon Coleby
The Midnighter confronts the Eidolon and his Army of the Mad... but can even he overcome an entire army alone? And the Engineer makes a startling discovery in the bowels of the Carrier that could turn the team's fortunes around in this desolate new world! Plus, the second chapter of the Marc "Backlash" Slayton backup story continues by Christos Gage and Mike McKone (GREEN LANTERN, TEEN TITANS)!
On sale October 1 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STORMWATCH: PHD #15
Written by Ian Edginton and Christos Gage
Art by Leandro Fernandez & Francisco Paronzini and Mike McKone & Andy Lanning
Cover by Leandro Fernandez
StormWatch receives a distress call from the Earth's surface and an old ally rears his head - Jon Drake, leader of The Establishment! But the happy reunion doesn't last long as he brings news of newly awakened Soviet-era doomsday machines preprogrammed in the event of a nuclear war to seek out and destroy the United States!
And the fourth chapter of the Marc "Backlash" Slayton back-up story concludes, by Christos Gage and Mike McKone!
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CASEY BLUE: BEYOND TOMORROW #6
Written by B. Clay Moore
Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Jacob Eguren
Casey reaches her full potential in a massive throw-down in Washington, DC! Fists will fly, secrets will be revealed, and death will be right around the corner as this high-octane series' first chapter reaches its action-packed conclusion!
On sale October 15 * 6 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STORMING PARADISE #4
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Butch Guice & Eduardo Barreto
Cover by Butch Guice
New Year's Eve 1946 finds America still at war with Japan as the invasion continues inland on Kyushu. It's a bloody fight for every foot of land as the Japanese army regroups for a massive attack on the American front. At the same time, Father Danny learns that a Nazi-inspired terror will soon be unleashed upon the battlefield.
On sale October 1 * 4 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FERRYMAN #1-2
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art and cover by Jonathan Wayshak
Who are The Ferrymen? If you mix the deadliest qualities of Blackwater operatives, skip tracers and expert trackers, you might have an idea. And Gideon Thorne is the best Ferryman out there. In the exclusive employ of the sinister entrepreneur Mr. Webster, Gideon always gets his man, no matter the obstacle. Don't miss out on the start of this explosive miniseries from the mind of legendary movie producer Joel Silver, written by Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER) with art by rising star Jonathan Wayshak!
And in issue #2, Ferryman Gideon Thorne won't let a little thing like being dead keep him from getting a job done, because when you're a Ferryman, failure is not an option. The question is: who's his target . . . and who is Thorne really working for?
Issue #1 on sale October 8 * Issue #2 on sale October 29 * 1 and 2 of 5 *32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FRINGE #3
Watch for a special announcement on this miniseries' creative team, coming soon!
The new FOX television phenomenon "Fringe" continues in this special tie-in comic series from creators J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Don't miss any of the clues as the mysteries of "Fringe" unfold here!
On sale October 29 * 3 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHUCK #5
Written by Peter Johnson & Zev Borow
Art by Jeremy Haun & Phil Noto
Cover by Kristian Donaldson
The hit NBC TV series continues taking the comics world by storm! Chuck Bartowski and his friends still can't believe the importance of the man they rescued, but Chuck soon wonders if things may be too good to be true. Chuck's curiosity may be the end of him!
On sale October 8 * 5 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 VOL. 3: 15 MINUTES
Written by Simon Oliver
Art and cover by Carlo Barberi
The team heads to New York City for a little rest and relaxation. But when they find their dreams coming true in the Big Apple, Caitlin becomes suspicious! Could I.O. and the Tabula Rasa be behind their sudden good fortune? Or have the kids been on the lam for so long they've forgotton how to be happy? Collects issues #14-20.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 5 * 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TOP 10 SEASON TWO #1
Written by Zander Cannon
Art and cover by Gene Ha
AMERICA'S BEST COMICS. A new season dawns in the science-city of Neopolis! A new commissioner, along with some new rules, comes to Precinct 10, as Slipstream Phoenix, a rookie cop with an ugly secret, fights for respect among his new peers. Meanwhile, Shock-Headed Peter and the Dust Devil investigate a mysterious, ancient drug dealer, and a very public multiple homicide sets Captain Jetman and Lieutenant Peregrine scrambling for answers.
The police procedural crime and intrigue continue in this new series based on concepts and characters created by legendary writer Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA).
On sale October 1 * 1 of 4 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #12
Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Jon Buran & Jerome K. Moore
Covers by Samwise Didier & Ludo Lullabi
The saga of the Missing King of Stormwind continues and the end is almost here! Lo'Gosh and his companions enter Stormwind Keep to confront a vicious black dragon and face the evil usurper of King Varian's throne.
Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that will ship in a ratio of approximately 50/50, one by Samwise Didier and one by Ludo Lullabi. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ASHBRINGER #2
Written by Micky Neilson
Art by Ludo Lullabi & Tony Washington
Cover by Chris Robinson
Variant cover by Lullabi & Washington
Betrayed by his own blood, Alexandros Mograine must fight for his life against impossible odds. The battle's outcome will drive a wedge through the heart of the beleaguered Order of the Silver Hand, and in the wake of devastation, two factions will emerge: the Scarlet Crusade and the Argent Dawn!
Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard edition (with a cover by Chris Robinson) retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ludo Lullabi and Tony Washington). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 22 * 2 of 4 * 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GEARS OF WAR #1
Written by Joshua Ortega
Art by Liam Sharp
"Crimson Omen" cover
Variant cover by Brandon Badeaux
The best-selling video game franchise arrives in comic books stores with a blast - one month before the debut of the new Xbox 360 game! The opening six-issue arc of this new ongoing series bridges the end of the first Gears of War game and the start of the second one, following the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locust!
What happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how did the Locust react to this devastating weapon? Find out in this new series by Gears of War 2 game-writer Joshua Ortega (Death Dealer) and artist Liam Sharp (LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS).
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a "Crimson Omen" cover), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US * MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Igor Kordey
Variant cover by Richard Corben
Welcome to Northern Uganda. In 2002, it's a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12-year-olds with AK-47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care. Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center. But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well. What is this voice telling him the only way to fix what's wrong with the country is by slaughtering those responsible? And what is Moses' connection to another past bandage-wrapped warrior?
Written by Joshua Dysart (SWAMP THING, B.P.R.D. 1946), who spent a month in Uganda doing research, with art by Alberto Ponticelli (Sam & Twitch) and covers by Igor Kordey (New X-Men), UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a monthly-shipping, all-new interpretation of the classic DC character.
Be sure to check out a preview for this startling new book in HOUSE OF MYSTERY #6!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Igor Kordey), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Richard Corben). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 22 * 32 pg, FC $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

AIR #3
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker
Blythe has traveled across the globe in search of the man she loves - a man who also might be a terrorist. Now, she's a prisoner in Narimar, a country that doesn't exist on any maps, and to survive, she'll need to become a key player in its civil war or wind up a casualty of it. Continuing the series from the acclaimed team of writer G. Willow Wilson and artist M.K. Perker.
Retailers please note: Please check the Previews Order Form for a special ordering incentive.
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS #96
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
The countdown to the series finale continues. After the tragic events of the D'Arcy hit, Remi Rome visits the hospital to check in on someone very, very close to him. But will the patient be there to say goodbye?
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

ARMY@LOVE: THE ART OF WAR #3
Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Rick Veitch & Gary Erskine
On the run with a target on their backs, Loman's more worried that Allie's spilled the beans about Flabbergast to Switzer than he is about the guns pointed at him. Back in Mongrolia, Royden proves the love of a good man can change Sylvia forever. Meanwhile, Woyner and Stelaphane learn the identity of the mysterious messenger from the future...and it's the last person anyone would have guessed.
On sale October 1 * 3 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

DMZ #35
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Kristian Donaldson
Cover by John Paul Leon
"The Island" Part 1 of 2. As the city begins its post-election healing process, Matty takes advantage of the relative lull and accepts an invite to embed with the small group of American soldiers holding Staten Island down. But he'll learn first-hand what a ceasefire can do to bored troops with too much time on their hands!
On sale October 15 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS VOL. 5: BUG BROTHERS FOREVER TP
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Tony Moore and others
Cover by Philip Bond
It's the explosive final battle between Bug-Bee-Gone and the killer cockroaches! The fate of humanity hangs in the balance in this stunning conclusion to the EXTERMINATORS epic collecting issues #24-30.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 12 * 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
MATURE READERS

GREATEST HITS #2
Written by David Tischman
Art by Glenn Fabry and Gary Erskine
Cover by Glenn Fabry
"A Day in the Life," Part 2 of 6. The Mates land in New York City and are greeted by thousands of screaming teenage girls camped outside their hotel who can't wait for a glimpse of the greatest super-team on the planet. Zipper gets high, The Solicitor meets a girl, Archie loses a finger and - a hero dies! The fast-paced lifestyle of these super-powered mega-stars never slows down, so keep those cameras rolling!
On sale October 15 * 2 of 6 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

FABLES #77
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean
In part 1 of an all-new, 4-part story, meet Freddy and Mouse, two local rogues who just want to get along and perhaps turn a bit of profit in the post-war, topsy-turvy world. Meanwhile, in Fabletown, a new political group forms called the Society of Seconds, and what they want doesn't seem very reasonable at all. Titled "Life in a Headless Empire," this issue is the first step in the next great FABLES epic!
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #27
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Russ Braun
Cover by Brian Bolland
Hillary Page is the gal who stole away to Americana to find her father and ended up kicking Jack Horner square in the tacklebox. Now she's held captive with no hope of escape, and it looks like all of the good guys are about to be murdered by a malicious ovoid and a camel. Can Jack save the day? This book is being resolicited. All previews orders have been cancelled.
RESOLICIT * On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

FABLES VOL. 11: WAR AND PIECES
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham and others
Cover by James Jean
The war for Fabletown heats up! Cinderella heads out on a cloak-and-dagger mission to bring a mysterious package back into town. But when the Empire heads after the same prize, there's no telling who will be left standing when the smoke clears. Collects issues #70-75 of the award-winning series.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 19 * 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US * MATURE READERS

FABLES VOL. 10: THE GOOD PRINCE
Written by Bill Willingham
Cover by James Jean
Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha and Aaron Alexovich
Relisted to coincide with the release of FABLES VOL. 11: WAR AND PIECES! In this title collecting issues #60-69 of the hit series, Flycatcher is drawn into the spotlight as he discovers the startling truth about his past as the Frog Prince. At the same time, he learns that the Adversary plans to destroy his foes once and for all. But how can the meek Flycatcher hope to save the day?
On sale October 1 * 240 pg, FC, $17.99 US * RELIST * Mature Readers

HELLBLAZER #249
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Andy Diggle's final issue! John Constantine's journey of self-discovery comes full circle as he returns to the Ravenscar mental hospital he spent years at to face down the individual who has been manipulating him from the shadows. But this rogue has been hiding in the last place Constantine would ever think to look.
On sale October 22 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: CHAS - THE KNOWLEDGE #4
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Goran Sudzuka
Cover by Glenn Fabry
Red vs. Blue. The demon possessing Chas's would-be protege, Nicky, has unlocked the secrets of "The Knowledge," and now it's looking to rip the soul right out of London. And where better to start than a football match between two of the city's most heated rivals? The ensuing chaos creates a moment of decision in the life of "Chas."
On sale October 1 * 4 of 5 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND -- NEW PRINTING
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Philip Bond & D'Israeli
Cover by Philip Bond
"Slim and fast, KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND is perfectly teenaged pop perfection, equal parts glam and bang, sex and violence, whimsy and menace." -- Matt Fraction on artbomb.net
A Vertigo cult classic returns with this new, third printing of KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND, written by Grant Morrison (FINAL CRISIS, THE INVISIBLES) and illustrated by Philip Bond (VIMANARAMA) and D'Israeli (THE SANDMAN). Originally published in 1995, KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND is an over-the-top black comedy of rebellion and teen romance topped with a heady mix of random violence and dark humor.
A British schoolgirl yearning for excitement joins up with an angry rebel boy intent on tearing down middle-class England. Through their violent, anti-authority joyride - filled with sex, drugs, and anarchy - Morrison offers a scathing, often-hilarious take on the British suburban landscape, where edgy behavior provides an escape from sanity. This new printing also includes Morrison's 1998 afterword to the story and the origami "fortune teller," with bizarre messages specially created by Morrison.
On sale October 29 * 64 pg, FC, $5.99 US, Prestige Format * MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #6
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Luca Rossi & Tony Akins
Cover by Glenn Fabry
Every haunted house has a scary basement, sure. But this is the House of Mystery - this is the basement the other basements are scared of. And yes, we're going down there. And we're going to stay awhile.
Meanwhile, Pirate Queen Ann Preston stars in a bloody symphony of lust, greed, desire and deception that begins with buried treasure and ends with buried bodies. Hit the high seas in a swashbuckling tale illustrated by Tony Akins (JACK OF FABLES).
This issue also features a free preview of the new monthly series THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER!
On sale October 1 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #5
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend
Madame Xanadu returns to Europe as mystic advisor to Marie Antoinette, and as political tensions begin to boil, the Phantom Stranger makes his return. This time he seeks to kick-start the revolution and ensure that Paris's streets run red - a blood sacrifice that will keep certain demonic forces at bay. Interfering in this cruelty, Madame Xanadu discovers that the price of saving others may be her own immortality.
On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #11
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
A new Northlanders epic kicks off here! Taking place during the tail end of Viking rule in Ireland, a series of mysterious murders and arsons against wealthy citizens leaves the Viking occupiers worried that a potential uprising might ignite. When surprising details involving the crimes are revealed, though, their jobs become much harder.
On sale October 29 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

SCALPED #22
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock
"The Gravel in Your Guts" Part 2 of 4. Chief Red Crow is doing everything he can to walk the straight and narrow, but Mr. Brass and his murderous ways aren't making that very easy. Also in this issue, we flashback to the first murder Red Crow ever committed.
On sale October 22 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

SLOTH TP
Written by Gilbert Hernandez
Art and cover by Gilbert Hernandez
Eisner Award-winning creator Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets) dazzles with this dark coming-of-age tale available for the first time in trade paperback. One year after slipping into a coma, teenager Miguel Torres awakens to a new world where everything has literally slowed down. Hernandez deftly crafts a hypnotic tale Playboy calls "a slyly magical tale of troubled teens in suburbia."
Advance-solicited; on sale November 26 * 6.875" x 9"
128 pg, B&W, $14.99 US * MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS #8
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham
From the red dust planes of Mars to the hopping party grounds of Midwest trailer parks, this arc will take the YOUNG LIARS in a direction you never saw coming! The only thing standing between us and complete brain takeover is a lonely little alien girl obsessed with the nighttime radio programming of glam rocker Danny Duoshade.
On sale October 8 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * MATURE READERS

GO WEST! VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Yu Yagami
CMX. A new series from Yu Yagami, the artist and writer who produced the manga version of DOKKOIDA?! GO WEST is a Wild West show unlike any you've ever seen before! Young Naomi leaves Japan to search the New World for the family she's never known. Her search takes her deep into the West -- which is a good thing because the agitated horse that comes into her possession will only run in that direction!
Things get more twisted when Naomi interrupts a duel between an outlaw and a bounty hunter -- and each of them suddenly believes he is related to her. Just as he sent up the super-hero genre with DOKKOIDA?!, Yagami puts his unique and crazy spin on the Western.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 26 * 5" x 7.375" * 194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US * TEEN +

THE GIRL WHO RUNS THROUGH TIME VOL. 2
Original story by Yasutaka Tsutsui
By Gaku Tsugano
CMX. This two-volume story comes to its dramatic conclusion. As Kazuko investigates whether a friend and classmate is being abused by an older boyfriend, her efforts reveal a new twist in her powers. Then, when an accident occurs at school, will she be able to run into the past and prevent her fellow students from getting into harm's way? And a mysterious new teacher warns Kazuko against messing around with time travel. What's his connection with one of Kazuko's best friends?
Advance-solicited; on sale November 12 * 5" x 7.375" * 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US * TEEN

KIICHI AND THE MAGIC BOOKS VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Taka Amano
CMX/Flex Comix. With various groups linking him to all sorts of prophecies, it looks like it's open season on Kiichi! Saku's ready to turn him over to the Researchers and Saame believes his own clan will regain their legendary wings with the help of an Oni. Meanwhile, all of Kiichi's companions seem to be gaining extra powers. And speaking of "extra," how will Kiichi handle three horns instead of one?
Resolicited; on sale November 12 * 5" x 7.375" *
160 pg, B&W, $9.99 US * TEEN

I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka
CMX. When Kazuha's good friend Arata confesses his love for her, she's understandably stunned. She doesn't share his feelings - and besides, she's in love with Sugimoto. But she certainly doesn't want to hurt her friend's feelings either. What's a girl to do?
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicit * On sale November 12 * 5" x 7.375" * 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US * TEEN

PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba
CMX. "Dream Stairs" -- the movie based on the relationship between the President of the Peacock agency and movie star Yoko Oka -- is a big hit! Things have never looked better. But what does Yoko have in mind that has Yukari concerned?
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicit * On sale November 5 * 5" x 7.375" * 192 pg,
B&W, $9.99 US * TEEN

TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka
CMX. Kanzaki finally meets Suwa - the guy Kei's been talking about forever! It's a chance encounter, and while Kanzaki quickly figures out who Suwa is, Suwa doesn't know about Kanzaki's connection to Kei. Where has Suwa been all this time? What tragedy befell him that led Kei to become so obsessed about Kanzaki's well-being - and what impact will his reappearance have on Kei and Kanzaki's relationship?
Resolicited; on sale November 12 * 5" x 7.375" * 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US * TEEN

WATCHMEN MOVIE: Rorschach 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure
This 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure of the movie's masked vigilante features an intricate and authentically detailed fabric costume with multiple layers, including a suit, boots, a Rorschach mask and accessories.

Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel, the figure also comes with a display base.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11, 2009
* Collector figure * $99.99 US

WATCHMEN MOVIE: Rorschach Grappling Gun and Mask Prop Replica Set

This prop replica set of Rorschach's grappling gun and mask were created from the actual digital files and pattern that were used to create the pieces used in the movie!

The grappling gun is permanently attached to a display base (which features a Rorschach pattern that is authentic to the movie), while the mask is removable.

The entire piece measures approximately 10.5" high x 13.25" wide x 8" deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited;
on sale February 18, 2009
* Prop Replica * $295 US

WATCHMEN MOVIE: Silk Spectre (Modern) Bust
SCULPTED BY KAREN PALINKO

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of the movie's female super hero features a Doomsday Clock depicted on the back of the base.

Packaged in a 4-color box, the bust measures approximately 7" high x 3.5" wide x 3.75" deep.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4, 2009
* Bust * $69.99 US

WATCHMEN MOVIE: Owl Ship Scale Replica

This light-up, 1:24 scale replica of the Owl Ship is reproduced from the actual blueprints used to make the ship in the movie!

In addition to the back-lit photographic interior, this replica includes environmental elements on the base that reflect owl elements from the movie!

The entire piece, including the base, measures approximately 7" high x 12" wide x 12" deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4, 2009
* Prop Replica * $325 US

WATCHMEN MOVIE: Nite Owl (Modern) Bust
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of the modern version of Nite Owl features a Doomsday Clock depicted on the
back of the base.

Packaged in a 4-color box, the bust measures approximately 6.75" high x 3.875" wide x 2.875" deep.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4, 2009 * Bust * $69.99 US

WATCHMEN MOVIE: The Comedian's Guns and Dog Tags Display Set Prop Replica

This prop replica set features The Comedian's trademark sidearms (with the commemorative handle grips presented by President Nixon), a plaque recognizing The Comedian's service to his country, and his military-issue dog tags. All of the components are permanently mounted inside an acrylic-covered frame, which can be hung on a wall or set on a desktop.

This prop replica of The Comedian's guns are cast from the actual props used in the movie!

The display frame measures approximately 16.5" high x 13" wide x 4.5" deep, and comes packaged in a 4-color box.

* Gun designed by Dave Lauck of D&L Sports, Inc.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4, 2009
* Prop Replica * $295 US

THE SANDMAN (ABSOLUTE EDITION) 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure

The popular 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure line extends into story-specific characterizations with the addition of THE SANDMAN (ABSOLUTE EDITION)! The Sandman is the first in a new line of
1:6 scale figures inspired by the Absolute Editions, and the first VERTIGO character to get the 1:6 scale figure treatment.

Dressed in an intricate and authentically detailed costume, including a 4-panel tattered cloak, The Sandman comes with many character-specific accessories, including his ruby necklace, the Helm of Dreams, the Key to Hell, Goldie the Gargoyle, Matthew the Raven and a display stand. Packaged in a special slipcase to evoke the Absolute Editions that inspired it.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 18, 2009
* Collector figure * $125 US

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: THE JOKER: JIM LEE
BASED ON THE ART OF JIM LEE
SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP

One of DC Comics' most successful statue series stretches into
Gotham City to include artist-based interpretations of some of
The Caped Crusader's greatest villains and allies!

First up is Batman's number one adversary, The Joker, as pictured by legendary artist Jim Lee in the BATMAN: HUSH storyline, with The Clown Prince of Crime clutching his infamous "BANG" gun.

The Joker statue complements several pieces in the BATMAN BLACK & WHITE line, including the sold-out BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: JIM LEE.

Painted in monochromatic tones, this statue measures approximately 5.625" high x 4.625" wide x 3.5" deep. It features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11, 2009 Statue * $75 US

JLA CLASSIFIED: CLASSIC SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES
Based on the art of Ed McGuinness

Some of the most requested DC Direct action figures are back by popular demand! These classic interpretations of some of the core Justice League characters have been revamped and reactivated with enhanced, revised colors.

Perfect for both collectors who missed out on these figures the first time around, as well as those just starting their collections!

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

Includes:

The Flash * 6.625" h
Superman * 6.625" h
Batman * 6.625" h
(not including ears)
Wonder Woman * 6.625" h

Advance-solicited; on sale March 25, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

CATWOMAN 1:2 SCALE BUST
Sculpted by Kolby Jukes

Catwoman is the latest addition to DC Direct's new line of 1:2 scale mixed-media busts!

This modern characterization of the feline fatale features lifelike facial details and an intricate faux-leather catsuit costume (complete with a real working zipper!) that's finely tailored to the cold-cast porcelain body. A pair of removable goggles is also included. The entire piece sits on a museum-style pedestal display base.

The first female to join the popular new line of 1:2 scale busts, Catwoman is the perfect companion piece to both the Batman 1:2 Scale Bust and The Joker 1:2 Scale Bust.

The Catwoman 1:2 Scale Bust measures approximately 10.5" high x 7" wide x 5.5" deep (including the base), includes a 4-color certificate of authenticity, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance solicited; on sale March 25, 2009 * Bust * $295 US

COMIC BOOK COVER PORTFOLIO NO. 3: THE DC UNIVERSE BY BRIAN BOLLAND
Art by Brian Bolland

The third installment of DC Direct's cover portfolio series features a collection of covers by Brian Bolland!

Pulled from his extensive body of work for DC Comics, these images serve as a snapshot of Bolland's illustrious career, as well as a look at his evolution as an artist.

The portfolio consists of 12 four-color matte images on high-quality paper stock (suitable for framing), all approximately 9" x 14", collected in one four-color 10" x 15" custom folder and shrink-wrapped together!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11, 2009 * Portfolio* $49.99 US

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: SERIES 2: SHAZAM! MARY BUST
Designed by Terry Dodson * Sculpted by James Shoop

The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with Billy Batson's sister, Mary, who shares the power of Shazam!

With her profile on the rise coming out of COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS, the heroine is dressed in her modern costume as she strikes an evocative pose. She stands atop a lightning bolt base, made of clear resin.

Collect all the DCU: SERIES 2 BUSTS designed by Terry Dodson! Mary joins Wonder Woman,Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman, Wonder Girl, Catwoman, Huntress, Jade and many more to come!

This MARY BUST measures approximately 6.25" high x 2.5" wide x 3.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance solicited; on sale March 18, 2009 * Bust * $55 US

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