DC Comics Solicitations for May, 2003

Wed, February 19th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

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DC Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping May, 2003.

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #782
Written by Ed Brubaker and Jason Hall; art by Tommy Castillo, Wade Von Grawbadger, Craig Rousseau and Dan Davis; cover by Tim Sale


In stores May 7. The thrilling conclusion of "Dead Reckoning!" Batman's in a desperate race to stop the Charlatan! They finally meet at Arkham Asylum, where the Dark Knight and Jim Gordon must save their old friend Harvey Dent from the monster he created. Plus, in a back-up by Jason Hall (Pistolwhip, BEWARE THE CREEPER) and Craig Rousseau (HARLEY QUINN) & Dan Davis (HARLEY QUINN), someone has caught on to the Dark Knight's annual visits to Crime Alley. It's up to Alfred, Oracle, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing to save Batman's secret identity!


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #167
Written by Dwayne McDuffie; art by Val Semeiks and Dan Green; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores May 14. "Don't Blink," Part 4 of 4! The government agency that once employed Blink desperately wants him back - the ability to see through other people's eyes is too great an asset to pass up. Now the agency is going to extremes by kidnapping and threatening the life of Blink's girlfriend…leaving Batman determined to set her free!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #41
Written by Scott Beatty and Alex Garland; art by Toby Cypress and Sean Phillips; cover by Alfred Kamajian


In stores May 21. A designer drug has hit the streets of Gotham, reducing scores of victims to boneless piles of goo. Batman hits a wall in his investigation, bringing into play the one man who may know the secret behind the drug: Elongated Man! Featuring guest art by Toby Cypress. Plus, in the Black & White back-up "Sunrise," an elderly woman is surprised to find a huffing, puffing Batman resting on her rooftop. How did he get there? Written by novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later) with art by Sean Phillips (SLEEPER; BATMAN: GOTHAM NOIR).


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #615
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores May 28. Don't miss the latest chapter of "Hush," featuring the debut of a brand-new Batmobile! In the aftermath of last issue's stunning climax, Nightwing comes to Batman to find out how - or if - the Dark Knight can continue. Choices are made that will affect the entire Batman family, and there's no turning back! Plus, the shocking return of the last person you'd expect!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL #1
Written by Dan Slott; art by Ryan Sook; painted cover by Eric Powell


In stores May 21. An edgy 6-issue miniseries examines the dark underbelly of Gotham's notorious "House of Madness!" Warren White, one of Gotham's most successful financiers, thought he could beat his jail rap by pleading insanity. Now he's finding out why you don't cop an insanity plea in Gotham! Expect appearances by Batman, The Joker, Two-Face and the Riddler, plus the debuts of several new Rogues! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 6) $2.50

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM SC - relist
Written by Grant Morrison; painted art and cover by Dave McKean


In stores May 21. Reoffered to coincide with the release of ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL #1, this haunting and disquieting look into the insane inhabitants of Gotham City's legendary asylum is masterfully written by Grant Morrison and evocatively painted by Dave McKean.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Softcover $14.95

BATGIRL #40
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art and cover by Adrian Sibar and Andy Owens


In stores May 21. New writer Dylan Horrocks continues his run on BATGIRL! Babs thought taking Cassandra on an ocean cruise would be the perfect diversion from crime-fighting. Boy, was she wrong! Not only is the mysterious metahuman known as Black Wind onboard, but so is a dirty businessman and his mammoth bodyguard, Ludo. Plus, a guest appearance by Superboy!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL: YEAR ONE #6
Written by Scott Beatty and Chuck Dixon; art and cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez


In stores May 14. Guest-starring Black Canary, as she meets Batgirl for the very first time! Commissioner Gordon's been kidnapped, and it's up to the future Birds of Prey to get him back in one piece! Robin presents Batgirl with an expensive new toy, while a sly Batman affects Barbara's destiny from behind the scenes. Killer Moth and Firefly continue their dangerous gambit by putting some heat on the mob, an old friend of Gordon meets a heroic fate, and Green Arrow makes an appearance! Plus, see how master super-villains really live!


FC, 32 pg. (6 of 9) $2.95

BATMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC - NEW PRINTING
Written by Bill Finger; art by Bob Kane and various; cover by Kane


Advance-solicited; in stores August 27. The first BATMAN ARCHIVES collection is reoffered again, at a super-low price of only $19.95! That's a whopping 304 pages in hardcover format for less than 20 bucks! Featuring the very first appearance of Batman, this Archive Edition reprints the Batman stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-50 (1939-1940), including all the covers! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 312 pg. Hardcover $19.95/$49.95

BATMAN: CONTAGION TP - NEW PRINTING
Written by Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, Dennis O'Neil, Doug Moench, and Christopher Priest; art by Barry Kitson, Mike Wieringo, Matt Haley, Jim Balent, Tommy Lee Edwards, Kelley Jones, Graham Nolan, Vince Giarrano, Dick Giordano, Frank Fosco, and various; cover by Rodolfo Damaggio and Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores May 7. A mysterious and lethal virus is unleashed on the unknowing inhabitants of Gotham City, causing excruciating pain - and ultimately, death - within 48 hours of contact. Batman, Robin and Nightwing race to contain the chaos while finding a cure, with the help of unlikely allies Azrael, Huntress, Catwoman and Poison Ivy. This 264-page trade paperback collects AZRAEL #15-16, BATMAN #529, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #48-49, BATMAN CHRONICLES #4, CATWOMAN #31-32, DETECTIVE COMICS #695-696, and ROBIN #27-28. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 264 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

BATMAN IN THE SIXTIES TP - relist
Written by various; art by various; cover by Murphy Anderson


In stores May 28. Reoffered to coincide with the BATMOBILE REPLICA: 1960s EDITION solicited in the January 2003 Previews (Volume XII, #11). Some of the most exciting and offbeat Batman stories of the 1960s are collected in a remarkable trade paperback, featuring an introduction by Adam West! Running the gamut from the sublimely silly to the late-'60s style of realism, more than 16 stories from BATMAN and DETECTIVE COMICS highlight the classic Batman Family (Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Bat-Girl, Bat-Mite, and more) and villains from the period, including the Joker, Clayface, Poison Ivy, Blockbuster, and more.


FC, 224 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

BATMAN: NEVERMORE #2
Written by Len Wein; art by Guy Davis; painted cover by Bernie Wrightson


ELSEWORLDS. In stores May 7. The 5-issue miniseries continues as Edgar Allan Poe's investigation into Baltimore's "Raven Murders" reaches a fever pitch! Poe's discovery of the mysterious Batman prowling the murder scenes brings a new twist to an already twisted tale. Batman's strange abilities and techniques disturb Poe, but he's the only friend Poe has left, and with the body count increasing, Poe needs all the friends he can get…especially when the author realizes he's next on the murderer's list of victims!


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 5) $2.50

BIRDS OF PREY #55
Written by Gilbert Hernandez; art by Casey Jones and John Beatty; painted cover by Phil Noto


In stores May 21. Concluding writer Gilbert Hernandez's run on BIRDS OF PREY! Twag is back, crazier than ever and with only one thing on his mind: killing Barbara Gordon! Can special guest star Metamorpho save the day?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #19
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Javier Pulido


In stores May 28. The conclusion to "No Easy Way Down!" Brutal truths are revealed and pivotal decisions are made as Slam Bradley finally resolves the case of the Missing Goldigger with gory results. Meanwhile, Selina reaches some devastating conclusions about herself, Holly makes a decision that could plunge her back into the dark world of drug addiction, and Slam makes the hardest choice of his life.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #7
Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Michael Lark


In stores May 14. "Half a Life," Part 2. Rene Montoya's deepest secret has become public knowledge, plunging her personal and professional life into chaos. Her relationship with her fellow detectives is irrevocably altered, especially her partnership with Allen! Meanwhile, Montoya's brother attempts an intervention, and she commits a very dangerous error in confronting her stalker - one that has fatal consequences.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HARLEY QUINN #32
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Steve Yeowell; cover by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey


In stores May 7. Featuring guest artist Steve Yeowell (STARMAN, THE INVISIBLES) and an appearance by the Clown Prince of Crime! Harley is about to cross the line from wacky to just plain insane! Bishop, the cop who's sworn to take down Harley for killing his partner, has unknowingly met her under her fake civilian guise of psychiatrist Jessica Seaborn. Now, Harley has accepted a date with this not-so-fine example of Gotham's finest. And just to keep Harley on her toes, Cupid has sent a certain psychotic ex-paramour to turn this into the strangest date in the history of love! Can you say…The Joker?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #81
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores May 14. Part 2 an action-packed 3-issue arc! Nightwing's been shot! With our hero out of commission, it's up to Batgirl to track Deathstroke the Terminator through the streets of Bldhaven! She's fought and won against the very best in the DC Universe, but can Batgirl take down the man known as "The Terminator?"


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #114
Written by Jon Lewis; art and cover by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy


In stores May 21. The penultimate chapter of "The Wrong Town!" Robin's investigation of gunrunners in Gotham City has led him to the backwoods of Pennsylvania and a mysterious cult with a very sinister secret. Then there's the matter of an incredibly hungry creature lying in wait. And if all that weren't weird enough, now the life of a unique child hangs in the balance, whose existence may be the key to the entire mystery.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #803
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Cam Smith; cover by Dave Bullock


In stores May 7. "The Harvest" continues! Superman returns from the sun, ready to declare war on those plotting against America. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor creates his own forces from the inmates stranded on the orbital prison of Stryker's Island.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #616
Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Kevin Nowlan


In stores May 14. Superman's struggle to save Heroville reaches a startling conclusion! The Man of Steel falls under the grip of the Hollow Men, who are trying to make everything generic. Their next target: Earth! Featuring cameos by the Elongated Man, the Ray and Major Victory!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN #193
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens


In stores May 28. The Supergirl first seen in SUPERMAN: THE TEN CENT ADVENTURE battles Radion, and it looks like their tussle will mean the destruction of Metropolis! Plus, the fate of a hero is decided!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS #4
Written by Chuck Austen; art by Danijel Zezelj; cover by Zezelj and Jose Villarrubia


In stores May 21. A housewife in Metropolis thinks she has a direct channel to God: her TV set. And she's willing to do whatever "He" asks her to do…even if it includes breaking some Commandments. Is this the work of The Tech…or the Devil?


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

THE KENTS TP - relist
Written by John Ostrander; art by Tim Truman, Tom Mandrake and Michael Bair; cover by Truman


In stores May 21. Collecting the popular maxiseries charting the lives of Clark Kent's Civil War-era ancestors.


FC, 272 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

SUPERMAN: RED SON #2
Written by Mark Millar; art by Dave Johnson, Kilian Plunkett, Andrew Robinson and Walden Wong; cover by Johnson


Elseworlds. In stores May 28. The highly anticipated ELSEWORLDS miniseries continues! Twenty years after the events of last issue, Russia's Superman has become the hero of his country - and the world - while Lex Luthor has been working with the CIA to bring him down. Faced with ever-looming threats from within and the rise of a mysterious Batman from the underbelly of Moscow, how much longer will Superman's reign continue? And what's hidden in Area 51 in the American desert, and how is it tied to Superman?


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (2 of 3) $5.95

SUPERMAN & BATMAN: GENERATIONS III #5
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


ELSEWORLDS. In stores May 14. The centuries-spanning epic continues as Batman's son faces his ultimate challenge - in the 24th century! As civilization finally begins to recover from Lex Luthor's greatest weapon, the life of Bruce Wayne's son's will be changed by words his mother spoke to him some 300 years ago.


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 12) $2.95

SMALLVILLE #2
Written by Mark Verheiden and Clint Carpenter; art by Renato Guides and Tom Derenick; cover by John Van Fleet


In stores May 21. The bimonthly series based on the hit WB! television show continues! Trouble's brewing at the Miss Smallville Pageant. Contestants are being terrorized, and it's up to Clark and Lana to get to the bottom of it! Plus, in a back-up story, find out what Chloe did during her summer internship at the Daily Planet between Seasons 1 and 2! This issue is rounded out by interviews with actors Allison Mack (Chloe Sullivan) and Sam Jones III (Pete Ross), as well as the next installment of the episode guide to Season 1!


FC, 48 pg. $3.50

SON OF SUPERMAN SC - relist
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art and cover by J.H. Williams, III and Mick Gray


Elseworlds. In stores May 28. Reoffered to coincide with BARNUM!, also written by Chaykin & Tischman. This thrilling softcover tells an intriguing story of an Elseworld where young Jon Kent comes to terms with a super-heroic legacy he didn't know he had.


FC, 96 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

DC UNIVERSE

AQUAMAN #6
Written by Rick Veitch, art by Sal Velluto and Bob Almond; cover by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst


In stores May 14. The Thirst launches his onslaught against the world's river spirits, leaving Aquaman caught between his duty to save Atlantis and his new role as Waterbearer! If the Sea King doesn't stop the menace he's unwittingly unleashed, the Secret Sea - the source of all life on Earth - will dry up completely!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DOOM PATROL #20
Written by John Arcudi; art by Rick Geary; cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores May 7. Rick Geary (MAD, National Lampoon) provides guest art for a most unusual Doom Patrol story! Behind the scenes at the production offices of the Doom Patrol television series, a lone fact-checker launches a campaign to make the imaginary TV adventures closer to the real thing!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #198
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Kolins


In stores May 28. The countdown to the landmark 200th issue continues in "Blitz" Part 2 of 4! The psychotic speedster known as Zoom attacks Wally, believing that The Flash can only be a better hero by experiencing ultimate sorrow. First on Zoom's hit list? The DCU's other speedsters: Jesse Quick, Jay Garrick and Impulse! No one is safe from Zoom!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW #25
Written by Ben Raab, art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores May 7. "Black Circle: Urban Knights" - Part 5 of the 6-part crossover with GREEN LANTERN! The Mafia will shoot anything that moves! The intergalactic menace of the Black Circle will kill anyone without remorse! And the police have their backs against the wall! Enter Green Arrow and Green Lantern, just in time to find Connor and Black Canary caught in the crossfire! Meanwhile, something's gone sour within the Black Circle…as if this intergalactic organization of crime weren't already rotten enough!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #164
Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores May 14. The thrilling conclusion to "Black Circle: Urban Knights!" Green Lantern and Green Arrow are trapped aboard the Black Circle's mothership. Ordinarily that wouldn't be a problem, but Kyle doesn't have his ring and Ollie's being…well, Ollie. Plus, hunting down the leader of the Black Circle is a lot tougher when you're jailed in an exploding starship!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW #26
Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Matt Wagner


In stores May 21. "Straight Shooter" kicks off with Part 1 of 6 as new regular writer Judd Winick joins the best-selling art team of Phil Hester & Ande Parks and cover artist Matt Wagner! Star City is getting a facelift, but gentrification has its costs. Green Arrow has always been a man of the people, but now he has to prove it. Little does he know that he has to prove it against a 3-ton ogre! To top it off, Black Lightning is coming to Star City…but as a friend or foe? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #165
Written by Ben Raab; art by Rick Burchett and Rodney Ramos; cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores May 28. Join the all-new creative team of Ben Raab, Rick Burchett and Rodney Ramos for "A Tiny Spark!" Kyle summons the surviving Green Lanterns to Oa to take down the Black Circle Syndicate. He can't destroy an entire intergalactic crime organization alone - he needs their help. And he's gonna have to prove that the Green Lantern mantle is still worth fighting for. Plus, prepare yourself for…the return of Kilowog!? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

HAWKMAN #15
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; cover by John Watson


In stores May 7. Shayera Thai, the Thanagarian Hawkwoman, returns to the world of Hawkman! But her motives for seeking out Carter and Kendra aren't exactly filled with good intentions…


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #4
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores May 14. The conclusion to "Powers and Abilities!" Despondent over the catastrophe he caused trying to save the day, Jerry Feldon decides to use the H-E-R-O device to end it all. Will his salvation come from the most unexpected source possible? And next month, meet Matt Allen. He's got a great job, a loving family, the high score on his company's bowling team…and the H-E-R-O device!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HUMAN DEFENSE CORPS #1
Written by Ty Templeton; art by Clement Sauve Jr. and by Juan Vlasco


In stores May 14. Who defends the Earth when the JLA isn't around? The Sixth Branch of the U.S. Armed Forces: the Human Defense Corps! The Corps is a standing force of 10,000 highly trained soldiers equipped with the most cutting-edge weaponry available. The series follows a young man on his two-year tour of duty: from boot camp to campaigns on Apokolips, the Moon and Hell itself! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 6) $2.50

JLA #81
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Duncan Rouleau & Aaron Sowd; cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


In stores May 28. "The White Rage," Part 2 of 3. Wrongfully branded as murderers, the original members of the Justice League are on the run, dodging attacks by the U.S. military. But three heroes refuse to believe the allegations against the JLA and band together to rescue them: Manitou Raven, Faith and John Stewart, the Green Lantern!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: AGE OF WONDER #2
Written by Adisakdi Tantimedh; art and cover by Galen Showman


Elseworlds. In stores May 28. The thrilling conclusion to this Elseworlds miniseries set during the Industrial Revolution! There's a dark side to the utopian world Superman has helped create, and now, on the eve of world war, Lex Luthor has discovered the means to hold all humanity hostage - and to destroy the entire planet if they don't help him realize his dreams of power! With Superman gone, can the League of Science prevent him from using the technology they created to exterminate mankind?


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

JLA: THE GOLDEN PERFECT TP - relist
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores May 14. Reoffered to coincide with JLA: THE OBSIDIAN AGE BOOK I. The current creative team's first foray into JLA territory is collected in a trade paperback reprinting JLA #61-65! A foreign mission personally affects Wonder Woman and her actions threaten to unravel all of reality!


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

JLA: SCARY MONSTERS #3
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Josh Hood and Sean Parsons; cover by Arthur Adams


In stores May 21. The JLA combats an ancient evil hell-bent on devouring humanity! But as they defend a small group of civilians from a fate worse than death, they're sealed off from the outside world by an apocalyptic ice storm. And when Wonder Woman's investigation leads her to the bottom of Black Spirit Lake, she finds herself imprisoned in a frozen tomb, powerless to resist the dark forces seeking to corrupt her!


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

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


In stores May 14. Reoffered to coincide with the SUPERMAN/FLASH COLLECTOR'S PLATE offered in the January 2003 Previews (Volume XII, #11). Multiple award-winning creators Paul Dini and Alex Ross unite for this oversized (10" x 13 1/2") one-shot featuring DC's greatest icons: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, the Atom, Hawkman & Hawkgirl, Plastic Man, and Captain Marvel! This graphic album includes eight original double-page origin spreads, plus a 5-page framing sequence created for this book. It all leads up to JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE, coming later this year!


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

JLA: THE OBSIDIAN AGE BOOK ONE TP
Written by Joe Kelly, art by Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Mahnke


In stores May 14. A 160-page trade paperback collecting the first half of the "Obsidian Age: The Hunt for Aquaman" saga from JLA #66-71! BOOK ONE introduces Faith and the enigmatic Manitou Raven and the threat of the Ancients. Plus, a new cover by Mahnke and a sketchbook section that shows how Kelly and Mahnke designed the Ancients. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

JSA #48
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne; cover by Carlos Pacheco


In stores May 14. "Princes of Darkness" continues! Mordru, Obsidian and Eclipso have begun their attack, and the JSA is scattered. Within the Shadowlands, Star Spangled Kid and Captain Marvel are on a quest to find a fallen teammate, but they'll encounter more enemies than allies. And Hector Hall is faced with a chilling truth about what's prevented him from embracing the true legacy of Doctor Fate!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA: ALL-STARS #1
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Sal Velluto and Bob Almond; cover by John Cassaday


In stores May 7. An all-star group of creators tackles the JSA past and present! This 8-issue miniseries provides a perfect introduction to the rich world of the JSA! The entire team is in jeopardy, and only by going off on their own can they tackle the enemy within their midst! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 8) $2.50

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #19
Written by Michael Bernard; art by John Delaney and Rick Burchett; cover by Tim Levins and Burchett


In stores May 7. Green Lantern takes center stage in a story that finds a young child in control of the most powerful weapon in the universe as he tries to find out "What's in a Hero." Written by Michael Bernard, writer for the Noggin Network show Sponk! and MTV's Say What? Karaoke.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ARCHIVES VOLUME 8 HC
Written by Gardner Fox and Dennis O'Neil; art by Dick Dillin, Mike Sekowsky, Sid Greene, George Roussos, Neal Adams, and various; cover by Sekowsky and Jerry Ordway


In stores May 7. Including the start of Denny O'Neil's and Dick Dillin's run on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, this hardcover reprints JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61-66, and 68-70 (plus the cover to #67, which was a reprint Annual)! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 240 pg. Hardcover $49.95

THE LEGION #20
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista and Mark Farmer; cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister


In stores May 28. The 5-part "Dream Crime" storyline heats up! Saturn Girl awakens from the events of last issue to find that her life has been a hoax. The Legion still is lost in the Kwai galaxy, Live Wire still is alive, and the team still is trying desperately to save Element Lad! Saturn Girl must figure out why someone has gone to the trouble of making these last few months seem so real.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MILLENNIUM EDITION: ALL STAR COMICS #3 - CHROMIUM EDITION - relist
Written by Gardner Fox; art by Everett E. Hibbard, Sheldon Moldoff, Bernard Baily, Sheldon Mayer, Martin Nodell, Creig Flessel, Howard Sherman, and Ben Flinton; cover by Hibbard


In stores May 7. Relisted to coincide with JSA: ALL-STARS #1, this chromium-covered MILLENNIUM EDITION reprints the debut of comics' first super-hero team: the Justice Society of America! Written by the legendary Gardner Fox, with different chapters by an array of the Golden Age's greatest artists, this 1940 issue changed comics forever, setting a standard for super-team adventure that has lasted for more than 60 years.


FC, 64 pg. PI

MILLENNIUM EDITION: SENSATION COMICS #1 - relist
Written by William Moulton Marston, Gardner Fox, Charles Reizenstein, George S. Hurst Jr., and Bill Finger; art by Harry G. Peter, Sheldon Moldoff, Hal Sharp, Irwin Hasen, and various; cover by Peter


In stores May 14 . Reoffered to coincide with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: WONDER WOMAN WALL PLAQUE offered in the January 2003 Previews (Volume XII, # 11). The Golden Age Wonder Woman meets Steve Trevor for the first time in this historic Golden Age title. In addition to the Amazon Princess' first full-fledged adventure after her debut in ALL STAR COMICS #8, this immortal 1942 issue introduced Wildcat, Mr. Terrific and several other DC heroes.


FC, 64 pg. $3.95

THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE TERROR OF TRIGON TP
Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Prez & Romeo Tanghal; cover by Phil Jimenez


In stores May 28. Collecting the first five issues of THE NEW TEEN TITANS, as well as redesigned Titans profile entries from the first volume of WHO'S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE DIRECTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE! The mysterious Titans member, Raven, has been battling her inner demons for some time now, but she can no longer hold the evil that is her father Trigon in check. Now the otherworldly demon has breached his dimensional prison, conquering the Earth - and Nightwing, Starfire, Cyborg, Changeling, and the rest of the Titans are mankind's only hope of defeating him! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

THE POWER COMPANY #16
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Tom Grummett and Prentis Rollins


In stores May 14. Change is in the air as two members quit and the Power Company gets a new administrator! Plus, Witchfire's secret is revealed, and the Company goes to work for...a super-villain? And, as if that weren't enough, look out for The Haunted Tank!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

SWEATSHOP #2
Written by Peter Bagge; art by Bagge, Stephen DeStefano and Bill Wray; cover by Bagge


In stores May 28. The outrageous new series fueled by the imagination of Peter Bagge continues! In "A Traitor in Our Midst," someone in the studio has been doing unauthorized parodies of "Freddy Ferret," biting the hand that feeds him…and is Mel ever mad! As for "Carrie's Time," Carrie gets an offer from a big-time cable channel for women…and then her troubles begin!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 (1967) - relist
Written and drawn by various


In stores May 28. Timed to coincide with the release of TEEN TITANS: THE TERROR OF TRIGON TP, this "lost" Annual reprints classic tales of the Teen Titans from the 1960s.


FC, 80 pg. $4.95

THE TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY #1
Written by Judd Winick; art by Al Garza and Trevor Scott; cover by Garza and Richard Friend


In stores May 14. The fate of two teams is decided in this thrilling 3-issue miniseries! A mysterious conglomerate offers to sponsor the Titans and Young Justice, but will either team take the offer? Before they can decide, Indigo, a mysterious, cyborg girl from the future, attacks and seriously wounds several of the two teams' members…perhaps fatally! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 3) $2.50

THE TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY #2
Written by Judd Winick; art by Al Garza and Trevor Scott; cover by Garza and Richard Friend


In stores May 28. The exciting miniseries continues! Indigo, transported to our time from the future, creates chaos in STAR Labs…and it looks like a job for Superman! Who lives? Who dies? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 3) $2.50

THE TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY #3
Written by Judd Winick; art by Al Garza and Trevor Scott; cover by Garza and Richard Friend


Advance-solicited; in stores June 11. The pulse-pounding conclusion leaves two teams - and the lives of several heroes - shattered! Can they pick up the pieces and carry on? Find out in the final issue of this miniseries, which leads into the upcoming launches of two new series: OUTSIDERS and TEEN TITANS! For more information, see the feature article.


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

WONDER WOMAN #192
Written by Walter Simonson; art by Jerry Ordway and P. Craig Russell; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores May 21. "The Game of the Gods" heats up as Wonder Woman faces off against a goddess - one who shouldn't even exist! Plus, Diana and Trevor Barnes learn more about the Shattered God and how his plans threaten the future of the universe itself!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

YOUNG JUSTICE: SINS OF YOUTH TP - relist
Written by Peter David and various; art by Todd Nauck, Larry Stucker and various; cover by Mike Wieringo and Terry Austin


In stores May 14. Reoffered to coincide with THE TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GARDUATION DAY #1. Featuring all twelve parts to this age-switching epic featuring Young Justice, The JLA, The JSA, and more!


FC, 320 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC - relist
Written by Wally Wood, Len Brown and Larry Ivie; art by Wood, Gil Kane, Reed Crandall, Mike Sekowsky, George Tuska, Dick Ayers, Mike Esposito, Dan Adkins, John Giunta, and various; cover by Wood


In stores May 21. Reoffered to coincide with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC and reprinting T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1-4 (1965-66). The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. (The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves) Agents feature the mighty Dynamo and his Thunder Belt; Noman, the multi-bodied living android and his cloak of invisibility; and Menthor, and his psionic helmet.


FC, 248 pg. Hardcover $49.95

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Wally Wood, Steve Skeates, and more; art by Wood, Steve Ditko, Reed Crandall, Mike Sekowsky, George Tuska, Bill Pearson, Dan Adkins, and various; cover by Wood


In stores May 21. The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents - the secret team of super-technology-powered policemen - return in a second Archives volume reprinting T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #5-7 and DYNAMO #1, with a new introduction by film producer Michael Uslan & noted comics historian Robert Klein! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

CARTOON CARTOONS #18
Written by Jim Alexander, Bobbi Weiss and Craig Boldman; art by Neal Sternecky, John Delaney, Jeff Albrecht, Angus Bungay and Scott Neely; cover by Bill Wray


In stores May 28. Dexter gets locked out of his laboratory, Big Ed gets stuck in a mud puddle, and Chicken gets very worried about his little sister Cow's obsession with cheese!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #102
Written by Jesse McCann, Frank Strom & Bill Matheny; art by David Alvarez, Scott McRae, Leo Batic, Ruben Torreiro, Omar Aranda and Alberto Saichann; cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo


In stores May 7. A painfully funny tale featuring Coyote and Roadrunner; a neighborly feud between Porky Pig and Yosemite Sam…and Marvin the Martian's plan to melt the polar ice caps gives Bugs the chills!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

MUCHA LUCHA #2
Written by Eddie Mort; art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Lili Chin


In stores May 28. Based on the hit Kids' WB! show, with stories and covers by its creators! When kid wrestler Buena Girl gets a chance to be a TV star, her loyal fans rush to be like Buena - and make a mess of her beloved Code of Masked Wrestling! She'll need a little help from her wrestler pals Rikochet and Flea to set things straight in "It's All Buena!"


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 3) $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #38
Written by Jennifer Moore & Sean Carolan; art by Phil Moy; cover by Moy


In stores May 21. The Girls' favorite cartoon heroine, Tess Turbine, comes to town…but so does trouble, when the Girls decide to let their superstar visitor try to save the day!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #72
Written by Robbie Busch and Brett Lewis; art by Scott Neely, Karen Matchette and Dan Davis; cover by Neely


In stores May 14. A meddling ghost is really angry with a TV psychic…and so is everyone else! Plus, Scooby and the gang come to face-to-face with a Wasuli spirit in the Great White North!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

21 DOWN #9
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Jess Saz and Palmiotti; painted cover by Joe Jusko


In stores May 7. In their frantic search to find a missing girl, Mickey and Preston come face to face with the legendary war hero Hank Champion. What horrifying secrets drove America's most famous soldier into retirement…and will they survive the experience? Meanwhile, in the forests of Bear Mountain, New York, something long forgotten is feeding on ill-fated hikers!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE AUTHORITY VOL. 2 #1
Written by Robbie Morrison; art by Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla; cover by Turner and Regla


EYE OF THE STORM In stores May 7. Jack Hawksmoor, the Midnighter, Apollo, the Engineer, Swift, and the Doctor return in a new monthly title! A mysterious series of attacks is launched against major population centers across the world and the Authority rushes to the scene, containing the assault in classic style. They soon learn that the attacks aren't arbitrary - they're in retaliation for a war that has spanned decades! The truth behind this dimensional destruction will surprise even the Authority! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GEN13 #9
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Ramon F. Bachs and (TBD); cover by Ale Garza and Sandra Hope


In stores May 14. The last thing Caitlin Fairchild ever expected in life was a walk down the aisle, dressed all in white. But she's found the man of her dreams, she's getting married, and she couldn't be happier. And even though it means they'll likely lose their new teacher and mentor, the Gen13 team couldn't be happier for her as they form her procession. They like her guy, secret agent Gaby Sabian…but that was before they discovered that Caitlin's trip to the altar could end…in the morgue!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #8
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story; cover by Brian Wood


In stores May 28. Los Angeles. 10 minutes ago, Miranda Zero, enigmatic leader of the semi-covert rescue organization Global Frequency, disappeared from all communications grids. For anyone else, it might mean they went out for a cup of coffee and a smoke, but to Aleph, it means very, very bad things. Now a team of agents must race to rescue the queen of the rescuers. They've got one hour…and the clock is ticking!


FC, 32 pg. (8 of 12) $2.95

ROBOTECH #6
Written by Tommy Yune and Jay Faerber; art by Long Vo and Studio XD; cover by Vo; variant cover by Dwayne Turner


In stores May 7. It all comes down to this climactic issue! The Armor 1 space platform has been hijacked by Anti-Unification Forces, and it's up to Roy Fokker - at the controls of an experimental Veritech - to save the day! Outgunned and outnumbered, he must also contend with a Reflex warhead fired on Macross Island. What choice will he be forced to make? All orders will be filled with covers by Long Vo (50%) and Dwayne Turner (50%).


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

ROBOTECH: THE MACROSS SAGA VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jack Herman; art by Mike Leeke, Reggie Byers, Sam Kieth, Tom Poston and Chris Kalnick; production art cover


In stores May 21. The legendary Macross Saga continues! Reprinting the original Comico adaptation of the TV series, this volume contains issues #7-12. As the battle continues, Minmay find success in the first Miss Macross Contest, while Rick, Lisa and Ben find themselves unwitting captives of the Zentraedi. Groundbreaking, epic science fiction at its best! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 176 pg. (5 3/4" x 8 1/4") Trade Paperback $14.95

ROBOTECH: THE MACROSS SAGA VOL. 1 TP - relist
Written by by Carl Macek and Jack Herman; art by Dave Johnson, Neil Vokes, Mike Leeke, Reggie Byers, Chris Kalnick and Jeff Dee; production art cover


In stores May 21. The Robotech story that started it all - collected in one trade paperback! The first volume in a complete reprinting of the original Comico series adapts the landmark animated series that helped introduce anime to America. Intergalactic war, death-defying adventure, heart-rending romance - this one has it all! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 176 pg. (5 3/4" x 8 1/4") Trade Paperback $14.95

SLEEPER #5
Written by Ed Brubaker, art and painted cover by Sean Phillips


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores May 21. Undercover agent Holden Carver's job has gone from ugly to catastrophic, and he wants out…now! But the only person who knows he's really on the side of the angels is in a coma; to the rest of the world he's the ultimate traitor! Can he convince anyone that he's one of the good guys?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #11
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith and (inker TBD); cover by Whilce Portacio


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores May 14. A new storyline and guest artist C.P. Smith (Star Wars: Republic) make this a great jumping-on point for new readers! After a tumultuous year, Team Achilles stops to honor a marriage among their ranks. The festivities are interrupted by a superhuman robbery at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and the kidnapping of the President's daughter! The mission smells of ambush but lives are at stake, so Team Achilles swings into action. Will everyone survive the confrontation?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THUNDERCATS: THE RETURN #4
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art and cover by Ed Benes and Joe Pimentel; variant cover by Claudio Castellini


In stores May 21.


Wilykat is finally reunited with his former comrades! Ultilizing his knowledge of Mumm-Ra's Pyramid, he will lead Lion-O and the other heroes into battle against their arch-enemy's forces…but will they be strong enough to overcome the immense obstacles before them? Is all as it seems within the ranks of our beleaguered heroes? Will the Thundercats return to dominance over the entire planet? Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Ed Benes & Joe Pimentel (50%) and Claudio Castellini (50%).


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

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #10
Written by Joe Casey; Art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by


Nguyen and Rian Hughes.


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores May 28. Who is the new Grifter? It's crunch time for Dolby, and this time he ain't crunchin' numbers! An underground FBI facility is the setting for the newest merc on the block to have a showdown with a sadistic love child and his father. With Cole Cash calling the shots, Dolby finds out just how far a Halo employee can be pushed!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN BOOK ONE TP
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill


In stores May 21. The award-winning series by Mssrs. Moore and O'Neill is available in a handsome softcover edition. Thrill to the immortal adventures of Mina Harker, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll, and last but not least...Mr. Hyde. This marvelous band of adventurers is recruited by the Empire in her hour of need, to discover the secret of White Chapel...and the nefarious plans the sinister Doctor has for it.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOLUME 2 BUMPER COMPENDIUM EDITION PARTS 1 AND 2 - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill


In stores May 21. Collecting the sold-out first and second 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!


FC, 48 pg. $5.95

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 May 21. 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. Be sure to catch up on this soon-to-be-classic miniseries before the final issue!


FC, 48 pg. $5.95

THE MANY WORLDS OF TESLA STRONG
Written by Peter Hogan and Alan Moore; art by Arthur Adams, J. Scott Campbell, Claudio Castellini, Frank Cho, Jose Luis Garcia-Lpez, Michael Golden, Adam Hughes, Phil Noto, Jason Pearson, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story; covers by Arthur Adams and Bruce Timm


In stores May 14. A spectacular romp through a dozen dizzying dimensions by some of the world's best comics artists! Join Tesla Strong as she hops from one dimension to the next in search of her simian pal Solomon. For more information, see the feature article. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Arthur Adams (50%) and Bruce Timm (50%).


FC, 64 pg. $5.95

PROMETHEA BOOK THREE TP
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray


In stores May 21. Featuring the first half of a cosmic road trip (reprinting issues #13-18), this volume finds Promethea and Barbara travelling an unlikely, but not necessarily unimagined, path. Their wanderings take them through the many realms of Heaven and Hell, visiting manifestations of great visions and visionaries. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Stacia is the acting Promethea - protecting and serving the people of New York while Promethea is away. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

PROMETHEA BOOK TWO TP - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray and Jos Villarrubia; painted cover by Williams and Villarrubia


In stores May 21. Reoffered to coincide with PROMETHEA BOOK THREE TP. The second trade paperback of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning series PROMETHEA collects issues #7-12. Find out why Entertainment Weekly gave this series an "A-" - describing the creative team of Alan Moore, J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray as "seemingly hell-bent on reinventing the art of comics storytelling."


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

HOMAGE COMICS

RELOAD #3
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Gulacy


In stores May 28. The senses-shattering conclusion to the 3-issue miniseries about life and death in D.C.! It's been a rough day for Secret Service Agent Chris Royal. Ever since the U.S. President was assassinated, his life has been a swirl of flying bullets, exploding cars, and dead bodies. Now, after following a trail of startling revelations, he finds himself allied with Kiva Smith, the engine of destruction. The odds are stacked against them…it's time to reload!


MATURE READERS


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

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #44
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores May 7. "Chill in the Oven" Part 2. Life in prison ain't easy, and for Loop Hughes, just staying alive might be the hardest thing he's ever done. Forced to deal with a psychotic thug looking for some lethal payback and a vicious guard with a chip on his shoulder, things go from worse to worst for Loop when he comes face to face with an animal more savage than anything he's come across behind bars. Which begs the question: How can you watch your back with a broken neck?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

AMERICAN CENTURY #23
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Luke Ross and John Stokes; painted cover by Glen Orbik


Retro-solicitation; In stores April 16. "Tramps" Part 2 of 2. Hobos in Nazi Uniforms? It's all a bad dream for Harry Kraft…and the nightmare doesn't end when he wakes up. The local prostitute needs a fix, the local fixer needs an alibi, and Harry needs a one-way ticket out of Charity, Ohio - a seedy little town full of big secrets and bigger lies, where people like Harry wind up dead. Retailers: This issue is resolicited. Previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

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


In stores May 14. 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. Retailers: This issue is resolicited. Previous orders have been cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

BARNUM! HC
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art and cover by Niko Henrichon


In stores May 28. Circus showman P.T. Barnum becomes a secret agent for the U.S. government in this original VERTIGO graphic novel. When brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla and a cadre of the world's richest men plot to destroy America, Barnum and his right-hand man Bailey assemble a team of the wildest circus freaks on the planet to moonlight as government secret agents. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Hardcover $??.??

BEWARE THE CREEPER #2
Written by Jason Hall; art and cover by Cliff Chiang


In stores May 21. Jason Hall and Cliff Chiang continue their provocative take on The Creeper with Part 2 of the 5-part miniseries! What begins with a simple jewel theft quickly escalates to an outrageous crime of a more "repulsive" nature, as the sexy and mysterious Creeper begins to make the aristocracy pay for its sins. But is it just a case of revenge, or is there more to The Creeper's wild and scandalous art-crimes? Either way, the citizens of Paris will never be the same!


MATURE READERS


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

BIGG TIME - relist
Written and illustrated by Ty Templeton; cover by Templeton


In stores May 14. Reoffered to coincide with HUMAN DEFENSE CORPS #1, also written by Ty Templeton. What do you do when your "guardian angel" just happens to hate you and is determined to ruin your life? That's what happens to Lester Bigg in BIGG TIME, an original graphic novel from VERTIGO.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 128 pg. Softcover $14.95

BLOOD AND WATER #3
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tomm Coker; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores May 14. It's all about sex for Adam, who's living it up on the wild side of his undead life, with fringe benefits that are to die for. Every night is an orgy, and Adam can't get enough. But something hungry, old, and terrible is lurking just out of sight. When it comes for Adam, death follows it…and a friendship that should have lasted forever will be mortally ripped apart.


MATURE READERS


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

FABLES #13
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Lan Medina and Craig Hamilton; painted cover by James Jean


In stores May 14. The conclusion to a 2-part FABLES caper. Bigby and his motley crew don matching black skullcaps and break into a ritzy building to stop a ruthless reporter from revealing their identities to the tabloids. Meanwhile, Sleeping Beauty's spell has forced the city into perpetual slumber.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FILTH #11
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura


In stores May 28. He's had enough and he's not going to take anymore! At the brink of oblivion, timid Greg Feely fights back. It's Greg vs. Greg! Greg vs. the neighbors! Greg vs. Dmitri-9! Who lives? Who dies? Find out in THE FILTH #11: "A Very English Nervous Breakdown."


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (11 of 13) $2.95

HELLBLAZER #184
Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores May 28. In "The Wild Card," the first of three linked stories that provide a great jumping-on point for new readers, John and Angie travel to South America in search of information about the shadow dog. The first stop is the small town of Juliema, Brazil, where John encounters an old friend and is drawn into a game of poker…a game with terrifyingly high stakes.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HELLBLAZER: FREEZES OVER TP
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Marcelo Frusin, Guy Davis, and Steve Dillon; cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores May 14. Reprinting issues #157-163 of the series, HELLBLAZER: FREEZES OVER collects the "…Freezes Over" storyline illustrated by Marcelo Frusin (HELLBLAZER: GOOD INTENTIONS) as well as the one-shot "... And Buried?" illustrated by Steve Dillon (PREACHER) and the 2-part "Lapdogs and Englishmen" illustrated by Guy Davis (SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE). In these three episodes, after another unwelcome meeting with FBI Agent Turro, Constantine continues his journey through America's back roads. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 168 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

HELLBLAZER: GOOD INTENTIONS TP - relist
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Marcelo Frusin; cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores May 14. Reprinting HELLBLAZER #151-156, HELLBLAZER: GOOD INTENTIONS is reoffered to coincide with HELLBLAZER: FREEZES OVER. After surviving his time behind bars for the murder of his friend Richard "Lucky" Fermin, John Constantine must make peace with himself and the family of his deceased pal.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND SC
Adapted by Simon Revelstroke from the novel by William Hope Hodgson; art and cover by Richard Corbenl introduction by Alan Moore


In stores May 7. The classic tale of supernatural paranoia and occult horror is presented in a stunningly illustrated softcover edition of the original hardcover graphic novel. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $19.95

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #23
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; cover by Chris Bachalo


In stores May 14. This is no illusion, boy. This is art. The Art of Magic. Every painting in the entire city is now entirely real. They've become windows - gateways - to a million other worlds. Now you can wander the streets of Canaletto's Venice, cool your heels in Monet's garden, or go dancing with Degas' ballerinas. It's an art lover's dream! But for Tim and Molly, the dream becomes a nightmare - being lost inside the paintings of London and struggling to get back to reality, before reality disappears.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg $2.75

LUCIFER #38
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Dean Ormiston and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores May 21. Part 3 of the 5-part story "Naglfar." While Lucifer and Michael seek to decipher God's grand plan, the crew of the Naglfar battle on through the realms of the dead - to encounter both a deadly, two-pronged trap and a terrible revelation about one of their own number.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMS…BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK - relist
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Duncan Fegredo, Kevin Nowlan, Jason Little, Mark Buckingham, Albert Monteys, and Niko Henrichon; painted cover by Dave McKean


In stores May 28. Reoffered to coincide with the BARNUM! HC, also featuring art by Niko Henrichon. Have you ever wondered if Dreams have dreams of their own? Or what causes nightmares? Or why you should never wake a sleepwalker? These satirical short stories reveal it all.


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. $3.95

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: DIRGE TP
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; cover by Robertson


In stores May 21. Collecting issues #43-48 of the groundbreaking VERTIGO title, TRANSMETROPOLITAN: DIRGE sees all hell breaking loose as a nameless sniper terrorizes the Print District and a raging superstorm clears the streets of The City in this eighth collection of writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson's acclaimed creation. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

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


In stores May 21. Reoffered to coincide with TRANSMETROPOLITAN: DIRGE TP. After losing his byline, bank account, and apartment, Jerusalem and his filthy assistants have legged it underground, the better to implement his plan. What plan, you say? Why, the plan to bring down the President, of course! Reprints TRANSMETROPOLITAN #37-42.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

VERTIGO POP!: BANGKOK #1
Written by Jonathan Vankin; art and cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Shawn Martinbrough


In stores May 7. The series featured in THE FACE's top ten list continues. One couple's vacation plan to salvage their damaged relationship becomes more of a quest to save two young Thai prostitutes from a life of crime and abuse. An international sex scandal, a cross-dressing kick boxer, and a sacred elephant collide in the decadent metropolis that is the star of this skewed, one-of-a-kind reality series. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


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

Y: THE LAST MAN #11
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores May 21. Part 1 of "One Small Step" - the newest storyline for this red-hot VERTIGO monthly. Yorick Brown is the last man on Earth…but is he the last man in the solar system? That question is raised when a mysterious visitor lands on top of Yorick's speeding train. Plus, the identity of the shadowy informant is finally revealed.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #430
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores May 7. Summer is blockbuster season, and so we turn a loving eye towards skewering those fine cinematic efforts with the grandest of parodies!


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

MAD XL #21
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores May 14. More Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, a Readers' Choice poll winner, a MAD Moldy Oldie, and a special creator of the month highlight this issue!


B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

MAD ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC - relist
Written by Harvey Kurtzman; art by Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Will Elder, and John Severin; cover by Kurtzman


In stores May 28. Celebrating 50 years of one of America's most popular humor magazines, this oversized Archive volume reprints the first six issues in their entirety - delivering "Humor in a Jugular Vein."


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover (8 1/2" x 11") $49.95

DC DIRECT

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

BATMAN STATUE
Designed by Jim Lee; sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores September 3. The first ever DC Direct statue designed by fan-favorite BATMAN artist Jim Lee! From the Gothic rooftops towering over the shadowy streets below, the Dark Knight stands watch over the slumbering populace! The BATMAN STATUE is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 11 1/2" tall x 6 1/2" wide x 7 1/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Statue $175.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: WONDER WOMAN MINI-MAQUETTE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 17. The first in a line of mini-maquettes based on the highly collectible, sold-out 2002 JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED MAQUETTE line! Dedicated to bringing her message of peace to the world, Wonder Woman is a force few dare to challenge! Wonder Woman is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 5 1/2" tall x 2" wide x 1 3/4" deep on a newly designed sculpted base and is packaged in a 4-color window box. Collect all 8! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Mini-Maquette $29.95

THE JOKER MARIONETTE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 24. Starting a new high-end line of strictly limited collectibles, the DC Direct Gallery unveils the Joker Marionette, in a numbered, limited edition of 777! The Joker Marionette, based on the Golden Age version of the character, features hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain hands, feet and head, with meticulously detailed craftsmanship that shows in the Joker's smile. The Joker stands 18" tall and is dressed in his famous tailored 3-piece suit, including pleated pants, a satin-lined coat, suspenders, buttons and cufflinks! Features a Bat-shaped hand control with eight removable strings, an adjustable black enamel metal stand, and a small hang-tag booklet outlining instructions for use. Packaged in an elegant black, foil-stamped gift box with a protective shipping carton. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Marionette $250.00

KINGDOM COME: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 10. The second wave of figures based on Mark Waid's & Alex Ross's landmark miniseries! For years, he patrolled the shadows of Gotham City as an unstoppable force against crime. Now Bruce Wayne fights the effects of age and a brutal career of physical punishment. This action figure features a sword/lance that clips onto Batman's right arm, measuring approximately 4" tall x 2" wide, as well as a poseable cape. Batman is approximately 6 5/8" tall, features 7 points of articulation, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


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KINGDOM COME: KID FLASH ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 10. The second wave of figures based on Mark Waid's & Alex Ross's KINGDOM COME continues! Thrown into the fight against menacing super-human factions, Kid Flash brings a unique flare to the Flash heritage! Kid Flash, the daughter of the Fastest Man Alive, is approximately 5 3/4" tall, features articulation, comes with non-removable goggles and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


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KINGDOM COME: RED ROBIN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 10. The second wave of characters from KINGDOM COME hit toy shelves everywhere! With the horrific fears of super-human conflict becoming eminent, Dick Grayson - the original Robin - reemerges as the formidable Red Robin, relying on martial arts prowess and a formidable arsenal of gadgetry! Red Robin is approximately 6" tall, features 7 points of articulation, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


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KINGDOM COME: SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 10. The KINGDOM COME action figure excitement continues with wave two! In a world thrown into chaos by warring super-humans, Earth's greatest heroes are made to choose sides. For Shazam!, the choice is evil! Shazam is approximately 6 7/8" tall, features 7 points of articulation and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


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POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES 2: GUARDIAN & GUY GARDNER
Advance-solicited; in stores September 24. DC Direct continues its line of Pocket Super Heroes, featuring 2-figure sets of DC's greatest heroes and villains! The Guardians of the Universe formed the all-powerful Green Lantern Corps to keep peace in the universe. Chosen by the Guardians to join the Corps, Guy Gardner dedicates his life to protecting others…and giving Hal Jordan a hard time! Both figures feature six points of articulation, measure approximately 3 1/4" tall, and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack that includes backdrop art, story card, and a plastic stand. Collect all 24 of the Series 2 Pocket Super Heroes in 2003!


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES 2: SILVER AGE SPEEDY & WONDER GIRL
Advance-solicited; in stores September 24. The line of Pocket Super Heroes Series 2 continues! Named for his "speed" with the bow and arrow, young Roy Harper became trusted partner to the legendary Green Arrow. Wonder Girl, originally known as Donna Troy, was taken under the wing of Wonder Woman as an orphan and raised on Paradise Island, becoming Wonder Girl! Both figures feature six points of articulation, measure approximately 3 1/4" tall, and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack that includes backdrop art, story card, and a plastic stand. Collect all 24 of the Series 2 Pocket Super Heroes in 2003!


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES 2: SILVER AGE SUPERGIRL & BRAINIAC
Advance-solicited; in stores September 24. A pair of classic DC characters gets the Pocket Super Hero treatment! Rocketed across the galaxy toward earth to reunite with her cousin Superman, Supergirl uses her Kryptonian powers to defend peace. Brainiac will stop at nothing to control Earth, driven by evil to conquer all worlds that he encounters! Both figures feature six points of articulation, measure approximately 3 1/4" tall and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack that includes backdrop art, story card, and a plastic stand. Collect all 24 of the Series 2 Pocket Super Heroes in 2003!


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

VERTIGO: MERV PUMPKINHEAD MINI-BUST
Designed by Kevin Nowlan. Sculpted by Barsom.


Advance-solicited; in stores September 17. The first in a new line of VERTIGO Mini-Busts! Resident handyman and caretaker for the Dream Lord's castle, Mervyn Pumpkinhead is not afraid to voice his opinion - at least not while Morpheus is away. The MERV PUMPKINHEAD MINI-BUST is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 5 7/8" tall and is packaged in a 4-color window box. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Mini-Bust $45.00

 
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