DC Comics Solicitations for June, 2003

Tue, March 18th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #783
Written by Paul Bolles and Greg Rucka; art by Shawn Martinbrough and Klaus Janson; cover by Tim Sale


In stores June 4. Guest creative team Paul Bolles and Shawn Martinbrough present "More Perfect than Perfect." Batman must find a serial killer intent on deleting "purposeless" people from Gotham City. Can the Dark Knight prevent the brutal murderer from bringing his warped mission to Wayne Enterprises? Plus, a backup story by Greg Rucka and Klaus Janson that leads into the upcoming miniseries BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN! In 1920s Paris, a very special birth is about to take place - and Ra's al Ghul has taken note of it, setting the stage for a struggle that will span decades and intertwine with the life of the yet-unborn Batman! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #168
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Tom Fowler; painted cover by Phil Hale


In stores June 11. A stand-alone tale written by red-hot FABLES scribe Bill Willingham with art by Tom Fowler (Star Wars: Jango Fett, Grendel: Black, White and Red)! We've all imagined what it would be like to be Batman. Now imagine what it would be like if you were alone, injured, weaponless, and, worst of all, you had no memory of who or what you were. Where would you go? Who could you trust? Find out in "Urban Legend!"


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #42
Written by Scott Beatty and Dean Motter; art by Dave Ross, John Floyd and Motter; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores June 18. For the last several months, Alfred has been hiding a fatal secret, one he intends to take with him to the grave. At last, Batman learns the truth about Alfred's progressing illness…but knowing about it and curing it are very different. And when you see the cause, you'll never look at the Batcave the same way again! Plus, the Black-and-White backup "Gargoyles" by Dean Motter (TERMINAL CITY)!


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #616
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores June 25. "Hush" continues with a new story arc! Jeph Loeb's intricate mystery twists again, as the Dark Knight takes the battle back to his mysterious attacker! But when the trail leads Batman to Ra's al Ghul, is the Dark Knight close to the truth, or again being played in this deadly game? Guest-starring Catwoman, Talia and Lady Shiva, three women Batman does not want angry! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for Batman appearances in BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY and BATMAN/PLANETARY: NIGHT ON EARTH, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL #2
Written by Dan Slott; art by Ryan Sook; painted cover by Eric Powell


In stores June 4. The miniseries that looks inside Gotham city's insane asylum gets crazy with "Food Fight!" At Arkham Asylum, a lunchtime brawl can have fatal consequences. Plus, Fish garners protection from a notorious Gotham villain: Two-Face! Will Arkham's newest inmate find relief from his living hell by becoming Harvey Dent's "coin boy?"


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

BATGIRL #41
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art and cover by Adrian Sibar and Andy Owens


In stores June 18. First love is always awkward, and even more uncomfortable is the dreaded first date. But when your first love is Superboy and your first date is in Smallville, things are bound to get crazy! Good luck, Batgirl…you'll need it!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL: YEAR ONE #7
Written by Scott Beatty and Chuck Dixon; art and cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez


In stores June 11. Killer Moth and Firefly have been terrifying the Gotham underworld, and now Batgirl and Black Canary are going to do something about it! Unfortunately, Batgirl may just get singed in the process…and that's the least of her problems. It looks like Jim Gordon may have some idea of who Batgirl really is! On top of that, Batman's behind-the-scenes testing of Batgirl continues as Robin enlists her help on a mission!


FC, 32 pg. (7 of 9) $2.95

BATMAN ADVENTURES #3
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Bruce Timm


In stores June 18. The new series spotlighting the animated-style Batman with two tales per issue continues! Gotham's law-breaking lovebirds are on the lam - but the Joker's become a pussycat, and Harley Quinn isn't enjoying the change! In the backup story, Harley finds out about Poison Ivy's new powers…the hard way!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOLUME 1 HC
Written by various; art and cover by Neal Adams


Advance-solicited; in stores September 3. The first of three hardcover volumes chronologically collecting the early Batman work of the legendary Neal Adams! Volume 1 collects material from BATMAN #200, 203 and 210; THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #75-76 and 79-85; DETECTIVE COMICS #370, 372, 385, 389, 391, and 392; and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 174-176, 178-180, 182-183, 185, and 186. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 240 pg. Hardcover $49.95

BATMAN: NEVERMORE #3
Written by Len Wein; art by Guy Davis; painted cover by Bernie Wrightson


ELSEWORLDS. In stores June 4. Edgar Allan Poe's Elseworlds encounter with the Dark Knight continues! Poe's investigation into the mysterious "Raven Murders" becomes personal, as the killer sets out to take care of Poe once and for all! Even with help from the dark and frightening Batman, it doesn't look like Poe is going to make it in one piece…either physically or mentally.


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 5) $2.50

BATMAN: NINE LIVES SC
Written by Dean Motter; art by Michael Lark


ELSEWORLDS. In stores June 18. In this softcover edition of the acclaimed hardcover, the vigilante known as the Bat-Man discovers the dead body of his ex-girlfriend, Selina Kyle…but can he find her killer? This gripping tale is told in a sideways "landscape" format to better showcase the graphic, cinematic style of the art. For more information, see the feature article.


FC. 128 pg. Softcover (10 1/2" x 6 7/8") $17.95

BIRDS OF PREY #56
Written by Gail Simone; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei


In stores June 18. The new creative team of Gail Simone (Agent X) and Ed Benes & Alex Lei (SUPERGIRL) takes flight! In a tricky legal and ethical dilemma, the Birds show mercy to a would-be white collar criminal. Their act of compassion brings them to the attention of master extortionist (and one-time superhero) Savant, a man who claims he can outthink Oracle and outfight the Canary…and can prove it!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BIRDS OF PREY SECRET FILES 2003
Written by Gail Simone, Paul Storrie, and Scott Young; art by Joe Bennett, Jeffrey Henderson, Phil Winslade, Ed Benes, Brian Stelfreeze, Shawn Crystal, Jack Jadson, and John Stanisci; painted cover by Phil Noto


In stores June 25. An all-new one-shot showcasing the past and future of the Birds! New BIRDS OF PREY series writer Gail Simone pits the Birds against the Penguin (with art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson) in a story focusing on Canary. Plus: Canary meets a future partner in crimefighting (written by Paul Storrie with art by Jeffrey Henderson & John Stanisci); the story of how Oracle first chose Black Canary as an operative (written by Scott Young with art by Phil Winslade); and profiles of the Birds and their allies, illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze, Shawn Crystal, and new BIRDS penciller Ed Benes!


FC, 48 pg. $4.95

CATWOMAN #20
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Cameron Stewart


In stores June 25. Artist Cameron Stewart returns as a new chapter begins for Catwoman! Selina and Holly hit the road to see the world, rediscover themselves, and track down a very important figure from Holly's past. Their first stop takes them to upstate New York, where they have a not-so-chance encounter with the JSA's Wildcat! But as he shows Holly the ropes, an item of great value lures Catwoman into a mysterious world of intrigue and danger!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #8
Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Michael Lark


In stores June 11. "Half a Life," Part 3 of 5! Montoya's life continues to crumble as a vengeful felon wreaks havoc on her. And while Internal Affairs probes her personal life, Crispus Allen and the MCU squad must wrestle with the disgrace of one of their own. For Allen, this could mean the discovery of a new threat to the people who carry the shield.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE GREATEST JOKER STORIES EVER TOLD TP - relist
Written and illustrated by various; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores June 18. Reoffered to coincide with THE JOKER SNOWGLOBE (offered in Previews Volume XII #12), this wild and crazy collection features the greatest stories ever told of the Clown Prince of Crime, from 1939 to 1983. Included is the first appearance of the Joker from BATMAN #1, as well as the classic Joker tale "The Laughing Fish."


FC, 288 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

HARLEY QUINN #33
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art and cover by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey


In stores June 4. Artists Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey return for the first installment of a new 5-part arc! Harley signs on for a mercenary gig, to hunt down a guy on the lam and retrieve an unnamed object of limitless value for him. Sounds easy enough, except that bounty hunters from all over the globe are on the case as well, and the last one standing will be the winner. What does all this have to do with a seemingly random murder in Paris? And will Harley's latest attempts at decorating her newest apartment the illegal way cost her big time? All that and a trip to the eye doctor, too!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #82
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Mike Lilly and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores June 11. The action-packed conclusion of "Venn Diagram!" Nightwing's been shot, but that's not going to stop him from trying to save his former police partner, Amy Rohrbach. But to rescue Amy, he's going to have to stop the man they call "the Terminator": Deathstroke!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #115
Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Jo Chen


In stores June 18. The bone-rattling conclusion to "The Wrong Town!" Robin faces off against a creature that should never have seen the light of day! He's never fought anything - and we do mean "thing" - like this before! Plus, learn the secret of the indestructible boy and his sister, discover what happens if you run guns in Gotham, and hang out with Stephen, the crazy woodland dude!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #804
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Cam Smith; cover by Dave Bullock


In stores June 4. "The Harvest," Part 3 of 4! Jailbreak! Superman and Lex Luthor team up to get the inmates from the orbiting Stryker's Island asteroid prison and use them as an army against the factions of General Zod.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #617
Written by Joe Casey; art by Charlie Adlard; cover by Lee Bermejo


In stores June 11. Mr. Mxyzptlk is back…as twins? Two new versions of the imp from the 5th dimension arrive to plague Superman and the rest of the DC Universe! Unfortunately, their first victim is Perry White, who can't handle the stress of this duo. And the entire Earth will suffer if the world won't buy what these two are selling!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for a guest appearance by Superboy in BATGIRL #41, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

SUPERMAN #194
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens


In stores June 25. Superman is missing, Lois is on the hunt, and mysterious happenings at LexCorp threaten to expose President Lex for the sham he really is. Is this a chance for Clark Kent to clear his name as a reporter once and for all? And introducing Ed, Metropolis's newest…superman?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

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


In stores June 4. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY action figure (solicited in Previews Volume XII #12) this trade paperback depicts one of the most tragic moments in comics history, as the unstoppable Doomsday kills the Man of Steel, Superman! Reprinting SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-19, SUPERMAN #73-75, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496 & 497, ACTION COMICS #683 & 684, and JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69.


FC, 168 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS #5
Written by Chuck Austen; art and cover by Danijel Zezelj


In stores June 18. When a baby dies, The Tech steps in to revive it…but the results aren't exactly what the grieving parents were hoping for! Plus, a confrontation between Jimmy and Lena results in a major change for The Tech and its status in Metropolis!


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

SUPERMAN: PRESIDENT LEX TP
Written by J.M. DeMatteis, Joe Kelly, Jeph Loeb, Greg Rucka, Mark Schultz, and Karl Kesel; art by Ed McGuinness, Duncan Rouleau, Paco Medina, Doug Mahnke, Dale Eaglesham, Carlo Barberi, Tony Harris, Matthew Clark, Dwayne Turner, Mike Miller, Todd Nauck, Mike Wieringo, Paul Pelletier, Humberto Ramos, Rob Liefeld, Art Adams, Ian Churchill, Joe Madureira and various; cover by Harris


In stores June 18. A massive trade paperback collecting the tale of Metropolis' most powerful man making his way to the White House! The stories, reprinted from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #581, PRESIDENT LUTHOR SECRET FILES, SUPERMAN: LEX 2000, SUPERMAN #162-165, SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #108-110, and ACTION COMICS #773, also include guest appearances by Aquaman, Tempest, Batman and the JLA! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 240 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

SUPERMAN: CRITICAL CONDITION TP - relist
Written by J.M. DeMatteis, Joe Kelly, Jeph Loeb, and Mark Schultz; art by Carlo Barberi, Pascual Ferry, Kano, Doug Mahnke, Mike McKone, Cary Nord, Pablo Raimondi, and Duncan Rouleau; cover by Rouleau & Marlo Alquiza.


In stores June 18. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPERMAN: PRESIDENT LEX trade paperback. Superman may not just lose the love of his life…he may also lose his life! And Lois Lane is missing! Only Superman can find her, but he's dying from a mysterious ailment…so who will save him?


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

SUPERMAN: RED SON #3
Written by Mark Millar; art by Kilian Plunkett and Walden Wong; cover by Dave Johnson


ELSEWORLDS. In stores June 25. The long-awaited Superman Elseworlds series reaches a thrilling conclusion! You won't believe your eyes as Russia's hero, Superman, battles the American superpowers led by President Luthor in a fight for the freedom of the world! Don't miss the finale to the epic series that was years in the making!


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

SUPERMAN: THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN TP - relist
Written by Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, and Gerard Jones; art by Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, Jurgens, M.D. Bright, and various; cover by various


In stores June 4. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPERMAN: CYBORG SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE (solicited in Previews Volume XII #12), this mammoth trade paperback features the very first appearance of the Cyborg Superman (as well as Steel, the Eradicator, and the current Superboy). Collects the entire "Reign of the Supermen" storyline that followed "The Death of Superman."


FC, 480 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

SUPERMAN & BATMAN: GENERATIONS III #6
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


ELSEWORLDS. In stores June 11. An ancient evil rises to bedevil the universe once more as the astonishing adventure reaches the 25th century! What terrible presence attracts the attention of J'Onn J'Onzz from faraway Mars? And how does the romance between the 400-year-old Lara Wayne and an alien Green Lantern figure into the mix?


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

SUPERMAN ARCHIVES VOLUME 6 HC
Written by Jerry Siegel; art and cover by Joe Shuster


In stores June 4. A thrilling volume that reprints SUPERMAN (first series) #21-24, featuring Superman taking on The Prankster, investigating a murder on a college campus, confronting a modern-day Robin Hood, and more! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 216 pg. Hardcover $49.95

DC UNIVERSE

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: THE DC UNIVERSE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE TP
Written by Alan Moore; art by Dave Gibbons, Rick Veitch, Al Williamson, George Freeman, Klaus Janson, Joe Orlando, Jim Baikie, Kevin O'Neill, Paris Cullins, Rick Magyar and Bill Willingham


In stores June 11. A new collection of legendary comics writer Alan Moore's rarely seen DC Universe work! Featuring stories from SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11, DC COMICS PRESENTS #85, BATMAN ANNUAL #11, DETECTIVE COMICS #549 & 550, SECRET ORIGINS #10, VIGILANTE #17 & 18, OMEGA MEN #26 & 27, GREEN LANTERN #188 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #2 & 3. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

AQUAMAN #7
Written by Rick Veitch; art by Sal Velluto and Bob Almond; cover by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst


In stores June 11. The unquenchable Thirst assaults the Secret Sea by sending a legion of undead pirates to poison the mighty Rhine river. But Aquaman and Tempest are determined to stop his rampage, and enlist a squadron of beautiful valkyrie Rhine-maidens in their quest!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY #1
Written and illustrated by Matt Wagner; cover by Wagner


In stores June 18. For the first time ever, the classic tale of Batman and Superman's first encounter with Wonder Woman can be told! A billionaire eco-terrorist has unearthed what could be the greatest weapon the world has ever seen: the juggernaut Superman-clone known as Bizarro! The terrorist is joined in his mad quest by a young Amazon warrior with her own malicious agenda. Can three inexperienced heroes bring down this trifecta of evil? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 64 pg. (1 of 3) Prestige Format $6.95

DOOM PATROL #21
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores June 4. Death knocks at the Doom Patrol's door! Robotman returns, only to discover that the Doom Patrol has been possessed by the villainous Tycho and Nao Yut! Will anyone make it out alive? Plus, the origin of Tycho is revealed!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DOCTOR MID-NITE TP - relist
Written by Matt Wagner; painted art and cover by John K. Snyder III


In stores June 18. Reoffered to coincide with the release of Matt Wagner's BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY #1, this trade collects the acclaimed Prestige miniseries that introduced the all-new Doctor Mid-Nite to the DC Universe! DOCTOR MID-NITE is a haunting journey through noir cityscapes where justice is blind - and swift!


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

EVEN MORE SECRET ORIGINS LOST 80-PAGE GIANT
Written by Gardner Fox, Edmond Hamilton, John Broome and Bob Haney; art by Joe Kubert, Curt Swan, George Klein, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Lee Elias; cover by various, refinished by Jerry Ordway


In stores June 4. The third collection of Secret Origins features Hawkman (from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #34); the Jimmy Olsen/Robin team (WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #141); Kid Flash (FLASH #112); Green Lantern's oath (GREEN LANTERN [first series] #10); Eclipso (HOUSE OF SECRETS #61); and a Blackhawk text feature from BLACKHAWK #261! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 80 pg. 80-Page Giant Format $6.95

MORE SECRET ORIGINS REPLICA EDITION - relist
Written by Gardner Fox, Bill Finger, John Broome, and various; art by Mike Sekowsky, Gil Kane, Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, and various; cover by Anderson


In stores June 4. Reoffered to coincide with the release of EVEN MORE SECRET ORIGINS LOST 80-PAGE GIANT, this classic Silver Age Giant collects historic stories of Superman, the Flash, and the JLA!


FC, 80 pg. 80-Page Giant Format $4.95

SECRET ORIGINS REPLICA EDITION - relist
Written and drawn by various; gatefold cardstock cover by various; refinished by Jerry Ordway


In stores June 4. Reoffered to coincide with EVEN MORE SECRET ORIGINS LOST 80-PAGE GIANT, this classic volume is updated with a cover refinished by Jerry Ordway and the addition of an introduction and full story credits on a gatefold, cardstock cover.


FC, 80 pg. 80-Page Giant Format $4.95

THE FLASH #199
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Kolins


In stores June 25. The penultimate chapter of the "Blitz" storyline, culminating in next month's senses-shattering issue #200! The Flash discovers Zoom's true identity, and Zoom teaches The Flash a lesson in how to be a better hero…and you can be sure it's a lesson he'll never forget!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW #27
Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Matt Wagner


In stores June 11. Judd Winick's run on GREEN ARROW continues with "Straight Shooter" Part 2 of 6! Green Arrow digs deeper into the mystery of Star City's murderous monsters as they try to dig into him…with their teeth! As if that weren't bad enough, meet Drakon Constantine, a hit-man with the reflexes of a mongoose and a heart of smoldering coal. On the flip-side, Ollie's relationship with Black Lightning's niece Joanna comes to a boil.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN ARROW: THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE HC
Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Matt Wagner


In stores June 28. Acclaimed fimmaker Kevin Smith's follow-up to the popular GREEN ARROW: QUIVER storyline! Collecting GREEN ARROW (current series) #11-15, THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE explores Oliver Queen's relationships with his son, Connor Hawke, former flame Dinah Lance, the Black Canary, and Mia, the young girl toying with the possibility of becoming the next Speedy! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 128 pg. Hardcover $19.95

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


In stores June 25. Collecting the hottest storyline of 2001, this reoffered hardcover reprints GREEN ARROW (current series) #1-10 by writer Kevin Smith and artists Phil Hester & Ande Parks, featuring the return of Oliver Queen! With appearances by the JLA, Black Canary, Arsenal, the Spectre, the Demon, and Deadman - and an introduction by Kevin Smith - this hardcover has it all!


FC, 232 pg. Hardcover $24.95

GREEN LANTERN #166
Written by Ben Raab; art by Rick Burchett and Rodney Ramos; cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores June 25. The new creative team kicks off the 2-part storyline "The Blind!" Where do you run when your planet dies? A force of destruction is running rampant in the galaxy…a force that can only consume; a vortex that wipes out star systems in a heartbeat. It's called The Blind, and its next target is Earth! Green Lantern only has a slim chance of stopping it, but the Black Circle won't let him have a chance at all.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN LANTERN: BROTHER'S KEEPER TP
Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos


In stores June 11. Collecting GREEN LANTERN #151-155, featuring the award-winning story that garnered national attention. Kyle Rayner's assistant Terry Berg pays a horrible price for his sexual orientation, as he becomes the victim of a hate crime that puts his life in jeopardy. Will Kyle be able to temper his anger when he goes after the punks responsible for the assault?


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

GREEN LANTERN: THE ROAD BACK TP - New Printing
Written by Gerard Jones; art by Pat Broderick and Bruce Patterson; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer


In stores June 4. A new printing of the trade paperback collecting GREEN LANTERN (new series) #1-8, with a gorgeous new cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer! From a corps of 3,600, only three Green Lanterns are left: Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Hal Jordan. Together, they will face their greatest challenge - and only one will walk away as the last Green Lantern!


FC, 192 pg. $14.95

HAWKMAN #16
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by John Watson


In stores June 4. A fresh look at the Hawks' past begins with Part 1 of the 3-part story arc "The Thanagarian!" Shayera Thal, the space cop from Thanagar once known as Hawkwoman, ventures to St. Roch to discover the truth about her former partner. But Hawkgirl isn't exactly happy to see her…or to learn about the customary Thanagarian greeting! Plus, Hawkman reveals how he copes with loss from life to life. A great place for new readers to jump on board!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #5
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores June 11. The H-E-R-O device passes into a new set of hands! Meet Matt Allen. He's got a great job, a loving wife and family, the high score on his company's bowling team…and the H-E-R-O device. There's a good chance things are never gonna be the same for Matt again!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HUMAN DEFENSE CORPS #2
Written by Ty Templeton; art and cover by Clment Sauve Jr. and Juan Vlasco


In stores June 18. When super-heroes can't save the Earth, the Human Defense Corps steps in! A deep-water training mission takes a desperate turn for the strange as parasitic aliens breach the undersea naval base and latch onto the new recruits of the Human Defense Corps. Now it's soldier versus soldier in a fight to the death - but the mysterious talking gorilla in the white lab coat may know more than he's letting on...


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

JLA #82
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Duncan Rouleau and Aaron Sowd; cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores June 25. The thrilling conclusion to the 3-part "The White Rage!" Axis Amerika attacks! The League has been found guilty of treason, and only the newest Leaguers - Green Lantern and Manitou Raven - can clear the names of their teammates in time to prevent their executions! Plus, the secrets of the mysteriously powerful Faith are revealed…but at a cost that may be too much to bear.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: SCARY MONSTERS #4
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Josh Hood and Sean Parsons; cover by Arthur Adams


In stores June 18. Betrayed by one they were sworn to protect, the League is forced to retreat into the fortress-like Carmody estate house at Black Spirit Lake. With Wonder Woman infected by the ancient evil and Green Lantern and Jade defending the ramparts, the Martian Manhunter must solve the mystery of Kishana to unlock the secret of her past!


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 6) $2.50

JLA: WORKWEEK
Written by Patton Oswalt; art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy


In stores June 11. Written by Patton Oswalt of the CBS-TV series King of Queens! How does the JLA act behind closed doors? You're about to find out! When Marlus Randone stows away on the JLA Watchtower, he relies on his notebook and disposable camera to document the petty squabbles and inside decisions made by the members of the JLA. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

JSA #49
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merio


In stores June 11. "Princes of Darkness" builds to a fever pitch with Part 4 of 5! The JSA call in the reserves to help take on the dark forces that are plaguing the world, from Obsidian's shadow-army to the fanatics of Kobra. Meanwhile, Dove, Power Girl and Hawkgirl venture out in search of the one lost soul who can stop Mordru, while Wildcat and Hourman make a daring attack on Eclipso!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for an appearance by Wildcat in CATWOMAN #20, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

JSA: ALL-STARS #2
Written by David S. Goyer, Geoff Johns and Jeph Loeb; art by Phil Winslade and Tim Sale; cover by John Cassaday


In stores June 4. Featuring a solo Hawkgirl adventure plus a Golden Age Hawkman tale by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale! Hawkgirl takes flight to meet her grandfather, the adventurer known as Speed Saunders. And although she'll have a helluva time getting him out of his current situation, it's Kendra's past that will take the biggest toll on her, as we learn the one thing she won't share with Hawkman - or the rest of the JSA. And in the backup, the all-star team of Loeb and Sale take on the Golden Age Hawkman!


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 8) $2.50

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #20
Written by Jason Hall; art by Rick Burchett and John K. Snyder III; cover by Butch Lukic


In stores June 4. Written by the award-winning Jason Hall (BEWARE THE CREEPER, Pistolwhip), with another stunning cover by animated series director Butch Lukic! The Psycho-Pirate strikes, as the League must go head-to-head with a villain who can control their very emotions! You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you won't believe your eyes as the Justice League deals with "Emotional Baggage!"


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE LEGION #21
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista and Mark Farmer; cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister


In stores June 25. "Dream Crime," Part 3 of 5. The Legion squares up for combat with the forces of Apokolips while two members, Shikari and Sensor, unravel clues that could reveal the secret of the Dream Crime as well as the whereabouts of two lost Legion members.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LOBO UNBOUND #1
Written by Keith Giffen; painted art and cover by Alex Horley


In stores June 4. Ruder and cruder than ever! The epic tale of Lobo's struggle to regain his mojo as the baddest bad-ass in the universe unfolds in this 6-issue miniseries. Forced to take the most demeaning jobs a hitman can grab, Lobo vows to take on the Herculean task of being crowned "the greatest mass murderer ever known." But new foes, almost more vile than Lobo himself, emerge to challenge him every step of the way. Expect fun, frolic, bad taste, and body bags! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


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

OUTSIDERS #1
Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna


In stores June 18. A hot, edgy new super-team rises from the ashes of the events in THE TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY! What do you get when a barrel of fierce monkey warriors attack Manhattan? Mayhem! Nightwing and Arsenal must decide whether to continue with a team of heroes…and how to recruit them! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 40 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY #17
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Tom Grummett and Prentis Rollins


In stores June 18. Trapped on a deadly, barbaric world, the Power Company must learn the truth about one of their most dangerous foes! Meanwhile, on Earth, the remaining team members launch a desperate rescue attempt…but at what cost?


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

SWEATSHOP #3
Written by Peter Bagge; art by Stephen DeStefano, Stephanie Gladden, Gary Fields, Jim Blanchard and Bill Wray; cover by Bagge


In stores June 25. One of the year's most offbeat new comics continues! Mel Bowling's most loyal assistant, Alfred Post, has nurtured a lifelong dream of becoming a superhero artist, so Mel's sister Millie tries to help him break into the field in "Make Way for the Peerless Penciller!" And speaking of Millie, her relationship with Mel is explored in "Millie the Enabler!"


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1
Written by Mark Andreyko; art by Manuel Garcia and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores June 4. A new era for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents begins! Dynamo, No-Man, Lightning, and Menthor - the codenames may remain the same, but the challenges they face have completely changed! The dawn of the age of the Alpha-Human is a threat to all mankind…a threat only the Thunder Agents can fight! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

WONDER WOMAN #193
Written by Walter Simonson; art by Jerry Ordway and P. Craig Russell; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores June 18. "The Game of the Gods" nears its fateful conclusion as the Shattered God strikes closer and closer to the Amazon princess! But what is this nigh-unstoppable being's ultimate goal? And will Diana prove an unwitting pawn in his plan?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

THE PRISONER: SHATTERED VISAGE TP - relist
Written by Dean Motter and Mark Askwith; art and cover by Motter


In stores June 11. Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN: NINE LIVES SC, also by co-writer Dean Motter. This authorized sequel to the TV series THE PRISONER takes place 20 years after the cult favorite show. Once again we find ourselves in The Village - its fate and significance are, at last, about to be revealed!


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

CARTOON CARTOONS #19
Written by Paul Kupperberg and Robbie Busch; art by Mike Kazaleh, Enis Temizel, John Delaney and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Gary Fields


In stores June 25. Dexter grows a playmate for Dee-Dee out of the salad bowl! Also, why did ancient Rome fall? Two words: Weasel and Baboon! Plus, plants bite back as Courage the Cowardly Dog battles alien trees!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #103
Written by Chuck Kim, Sholly Fisch, Earl Kress and Barry Liebmann; art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Walter Carzon and Horacio Ottolini; cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo


In stores June 4. The Three Little Pigs never figured they'd miss the Big Bad Wolf, but that was before traveling salesman Daffy Duck beat down their door! Plus, who's afraid of the big bad carrot-stealing supermarket? Not Bugs!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

MUCHA LUCHA #3
Written by Eddie Mort; art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Lili Chin


In stores June 25. Based on the hit Kids WB! show, with stories and covers by show creators! The Flea loses a crucial wrestling match and gets sucked into the dreaded Limbo of the Lost Luchadores! His best pals Rikochet and Buena Girl are ready to help him find his way home…but what if the Flea doesn't want to go?


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

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #39
Written by Robbie Busch and Sheryl Scarborough; art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy


In stores June 18. The City of Townsville is shivering in the summertime - thanks to the weather-warping villainy of Mojo Jojo! Plus, Blossom and Buttercup face off in a super-powered staring contest.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #73
Written by Abby Denson and Rurik Tyler; art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope, Dave Hunt and Dan Davis; cover by Staton and Hunt


In stores June 11. A shape-shifting gremlin is loose in the streets of Boston! And, make way for the newest challenger at a women's wrestling competition: Velma!?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

21 DOWN #10
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Jess Saz and Palmiotti; painted cover by Joe Jusko


In stores June 4. Check out the book Wizard magazine calls "a


cross between Logan's Run and Seven!" Preston and Mickey face off against the physical manifestation of an American war hero's psychological trauma. Meanwhile, Mickey's daughter is traumatized by a horrific event and sets out to destroy her laboratory prison and exact deadly revenge on the mysterious man called Neptune!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY VOLUME 2 OVERSIZED HC
Written by Mark Millar; art by Frank Quitely, Arthur Adams, Chris Weston, Gary Erskine, and others; cover by Quitely


Advance-solicited; in stores September 3. This new volume of THE ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY collects the entire run by red-hot scribe Mark Millar! From deposing monarchs to posing for magazine covers, from the heights of popularity to the bottom of the barrel, Millar's THE AUTHORITY redefined the comic-book superteam, provoking and pushing reader's buttons. This slipcased, oversized hardcover volume includes THE AUTHORITY #13-20, 22, and 27-29, plus bonus material sure to thrill any fan! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 304 pg. Hardcover (8 1/8" x 12 1/4") $49.95

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


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores June 4. Widescreen adventure continues! After thwarting an assault on Earth by interdimensional suicide bombers, our heroes learn the startling truth behind the attack. The source of this information? One of the bombers himself! But can his story really be true? Can the horrifying picture he paints really fit into the finer world The Authority seeks?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GEN13 #10
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Ramon F. Bachs and Sandra Hope; cover by Al Garza and Sandra Hope


In stores June 11. "October Surprise," Part 4. Ja'Nelle believes that Caitlin's been murdered…even though it's not true! Ja'nelle remains convinced that something awful has happened - and she won't rest until she finds out the truth. Her search will affect the future of the new Gen13 as well as that of Meghan Ford and the company she runs: Victory Comics!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #9
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Lee Bermejo; cover by Brian Wood


In stores June 25. An experimental medical facility in Japan has cut itself off from the outside world with more than a hundred doctors and patients locked inside. The only Global Frequency agent available is one who was trying to leave the organization…and his nerves are already at breaking point when he breaches the complex and discovers the horror of "Cathedral Lung!"


FC, 32 pg. (9 of 12) $2.95

NINJA BOY: FADED DREAMS TP
Written by Allen Warner and Al Garza; art and cover by Garza and Dan Norton


In stores June 18. Collecting the thrilling 6-issue NINJA BOY miniseries! When his family is brutally slain by the evil warlord Mikaboshi, young Nakio - last survivor of the Mugen Ninja Clan - sets upon a path of vengeance! The Ninja Boy, and the friends he makes along the way, must find the wizard Jurojin - the one person with the power to stop Mikaboshi - or fall victim to the dark lord's elite assassins. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

OUT THERE #18
Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores June 25. The future of El Dorado City hangs in the balance, as Draedalus has returned and he wants the talisman! The kids are the only thing standing in his way. But will their combined power even be enough? Could this be the end as we know it?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

PLANETARY/BATMAN: NIGHT ON EARTH
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by John Cassaday


In stores June 25. The Archeologists of the Unknown discover the Dark Knight Detective! Planetary's Jakita Wagner, Elijah Snow, and the Drummer track an amoral killer with a personal distortion field to Gotham City, where they encounter Batman! Only Batman doesn't exist on the same Earth as Planetary. The distortion field has malfunctioned, pulling the heroes through The Bleed to unexpected versions of Gotham City…and Batman! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

PLANETARY/THE AUTHORITY: RULING THE WORLD - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Jimenez


In stores June 18. Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN/PLANETARY: NIGHT ON EARTH. Two teams from opposite ends of the WildStorm Universe come together in a story of colliding universes, invasions from beyond space, blockbuster movie-style action, deranged gentleman-horror-writers with really big guns, and…eggs.


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

ROBOTECH: LOVE AND WAR #1
Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong with Tommy Yune; art by Long Vo and Jo Chen; covers by Long Vo and James Raiz


In stores June 4. A new Robotech series begins, featuring two stories in each issue! In the main story, the romance between RDF fighter pilot Max Sterling and Zentraedi warrior Miriya is more fully explored. In the backup, follow the trials and tribulations of stardom and romance with Minmay as she films the major motion picture Little White Dragon. All orders will be filled with covers by Long Vo (50%) and James Raiz (50%).


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

SLEEPER #6
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and painted cover by Sean Phillips


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores June 18. What's that strangling sensation Holden is starting to feel? Is it a noose around his neck? Holden and Genocide have a run-in with a woman from Holden's past, someone who thinks he betrayed her and his country. It doesn't go well, but these things never do. And Holden begins to suspect that one of Tao's right-hand men is on to him!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #12
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith and Bill Sienkiewicz; cover by Whilce Portacio


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores June 11. After a bloody shootout in New York, Team Achilles attends the funeral of one of its own. In the wake of it all, there are still many questions Flint needs answered: What was Project Entry and its connection to Ivana Bauil? What exactly happened to the Black Razors?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES VOLUME 1 TP
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams, and Sal Regla; cover by Portacio.


In stores June 25. A volume reprinting STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #1-6 plus the preview from Wizard! Created and funded by the United Nations, StormWatch: Team Achilles is a group of highly trained human operatives with one mission: to police the world's growing super-human population! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

THUNDERCATS: RECLAIMING THUNDERA TP
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art by Ed McGuinness, J. Scott Campbell, Francisco Herrera, Joe Phillips, Jason Martin, Richard Friend, and Carlos Lobo Cuevas; cover by Campbell


In stores June 11. Collecting the first thrilling miniseries featuring the ThunderCats! Picking up where the television series ended, Lion-O begins to rebuild a new life for his people on New Thundera. But all is not as it seems...there are dark stirrings at Mumm-Ra's Pyramid. The Ancient Spirits of Evil seek to unleash the Shadowmaster from the Shadow Realm…and it might just spell doom for our heroes! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

THUNDERCATS: THE RETURN #5
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art by Ed Benes and Joe Pimentel; covers by Benes & Pimentel and Al Garza


In stores June 18. The thrilling conclusion to the 5-issue miniseries! It all comes down to this. Lives are at stake and Thundera hangs in the balance! Lion-O has trained for five years in all forms of ancient combat and has been honed into a living weapon…but Mumm-Ra has grown more powerful as well - maybe too powerful even for the Thundercats! All orders will be filled with covers by Ed Benes & Joe Pimentel (50%) and Al Garza (50%).


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

THUNDERCATS: DOGS OF WAR #1
Written by John Layman; art by Brett Booth; covers by Booth and Jason Pearson


In stores June 25. Fast forward 10 years into the future of the ThunderCats! Lion-O is an aged king, ready to choose a successor now that his land is prosperous and at peace. But when that Utopia is shattered by the Dogs of War - a savage race of canines hellbent on domination - he's forced to go to a most unexpected source for help: Mumm-Ra! For more information, see the feature article. All orders will be filled with covers by Brett Booth (50%) and Jason Pearson (50%).


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

TOKYO STORM WARNING #1
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by James Raiz and Andrew Currie


CLIFFHANGER. In stores June 11. Giant robots and atomic monsters collide in a new miniseries by Warren Ellis and James Raiz (Transformers)! In the present day, Zoe Flynn, American pilot, is sent to Tokyo on an exchange scheme to pilot the ARCangels - immense combat robots used to protect Tokyo from the giant monsters that have been plaguing it for some 50 years! For more information, see the feature article.


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

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #11
Written by Joe Casey; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by


Nguyen and Rian Hughes.


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores June 25. In "The Night the Lights Went Out in Garfield," witness a corporate cog pushed to the limits of sanity. Sam Garfield has reached a crossroads; forced to the sidelines by Halo CEO Jack Marlowe, his suspicions about his new office job finally come to a head! Meanwhile, an incident of sudden and violent road rage will change this simple accountant's life forever!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. II #6
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill


In stores June 11. The grand finale! The last hope of the Empire, nay, the Earth, rests in the hands of our grand adventurers. Prepare to dab your eyes as more than one League member makes the ultimate sacrifice! Don't dare miss the startling conclusion to one of the most acclaimed miniseries of the year! And, of course, the final installment of our wonderful almanac.


FC, 32 pg. (6 of 6) $3.50

TERRA OBSCURA #1
Written by Alan Moore and Peter Hogan; art and cover by Yanick Paquette and Karl Story


In stores June 25. A new ABC adventure begins! The heroes of Terra Obscura continue to adjust to life after 30 years in suspended animation - their world has become a different place. Can they come together to defeat a mysterious threat that could overtake the western United States? For more information, see the feature article.


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

TOM STRONG #21
Written by Alan Moore; art by Jerry Ordway and Karl Story; cover by Chris Sprouse


In stores June 25. Part 2 of an epic 3-part tale delving into the strange but familiar world of Tom Stone! In the middle of the century, Tom Stone and Paul Saveen are engaged in a tremendous battle…standing side by side - brothers-in-arms amidst a science-hero civil war! It's all-out war as the Strongmen of America take on America's Best!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

HOMAGE COMICS

ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES #3
Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Brent Anderson; painted cover by Alex Ross


In stores June 18. 13-year-old Cammie Aarons has spent her whole life in Astro City - and now she's got to stay with cousins in the country for the summer. It's not fair! No heroes. No battles. No magic…or so she thinks! But there's more to the world than Astro City, and Cammie's in for a few surprises…


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

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #45
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores June 4. "Chill in the Oven," Part 3. Doing hard time can be lonely, but when Lono meets with an unexpected (but very familiar) visitor to the prison, the pot starts stirring to a red-hot boil. And if Loop Hughes thought he had problems before, he really needs to check his head. Plus, a bonus 8-page preview of THE LOSERS, also shipping in June.


MATURE READERS


FC, 40 pg. $2.50

AMERICAN CENTURY #25
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Lan Medina and John Stokes; painted cover by Glen Orbik


In stores June 18. Kicking off the final AMERICAN CENTURY storyline - the 3-part "Bite the Big Apple" - featuring art by FABLES artist Lan Medina. Harry Kraft takes Manhattan by storm when he gets a gig writing super comic books for a seedy publisher. Beatniks and politics collide as a sexy, Hollywood starlet makes a surprise return and a midget wrestler gets his big break.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

BEWARE THE CREEPER #3
Written by Jason Hall; art and cover by Cliff Chiang


In stores June 18. Jason Hall's and Cliff Chiang's shocking, sexy take on the Creeper continues with Part 3 of a 5-part miniseries. The Creeper's "art crimes" take an outrageous turn as our enigmatic anti-hero becomes a cultural phenomenon. But her newfound stature doesn't sit well with the aristocracy or the authorities, as they turn up the heat on their manhunt. Will The Creeper complete her ultimate work of art before her pursuers close in? The chase is on!


MATURE READERS


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

BLOOD AND WATER #4
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tomm Coker; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores June 11. The eternal party is over - Adam is confronted with his past, his present, and a future he may never see. But before he can come to grips with his demons, he must deal with his grief, his desire, and a Vampire funeral only immortals can attend.


MATURE READERS


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

THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW SC
Written and illustrated by Kyle Baker; cover by Baker


In stores June 11. Kyle Baker's 1988 cult classic is re-presented in a handsome softcover edition. THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW examines the career of TV and film's most notorious figure, a man who gleefully foists all manner of unscrupulous, unwholesome and downright unhealthy diversions upon his audience. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 128 pg. Softcover (8 1/8" x 10 7/8") $14.95

KING DAVID SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Kyle Baker; painted cover by Baker


In stores June 11. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW, the familiar tale of young David's rise to unprecedented power and popularity while under the paranoid scrutiny of King Saul gets the irreverent - yet biblically accurate - treatment that has made Kyle Baker's work acclaimed by both fans and critics alike.


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Softcover (8 1/2" x 11") $19.95

FABLES #14
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores June 11. Part 1 of a new storyline - "Storybook Love." As Snow White slowly recovers from a bullet to the brain, she and Bigby spend a lot of time in each other's company. But when they announce that they'll be vacationing together, all of Fabletown is shocked…and not just because Snow White has never taken a holiday before. The twosome's sudden departure from New York City - and the deadly peril they're about to fall into - is surely no match for the ruthless enemy who's still lurking in the back woods.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FILTH #12
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura


In stores June 25. The penultimate issue of the 13-issue miniseries! Following last issue's revelations, it's time to meet Mother Dirt and learn the secret origins of the Hand organization and of Life on Earth itself. What are we? Who are we? Why did it have to be his way? Amnesiac Hand officer Ned Slade recovers more horrors from his memory as the pieces of a vast, terrifying jigsaw fall into place. Learn the Hidden History of Existence in THE FILTH #12 - "Schizotype."


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (12 of 13) $2.95

HELLBLAZER #185
Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores June 25. In "Ordeal," the second of the linked "Third Worlds" stories, John Constantine meets the children of Cain, faces trial by ordeal, and braves the borders of Eden in his attempt to discover the truth behind the Shadow Dog Legend.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #24
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Chris Bachalo


In stores June 11. The legendary Stone of Albion, inside which the spirit of Britain has slept for countless years, has been stolen. As Tim and the Walkers race to find the Stone, the hidden purpose of the Triskelle's war against the Merlin is finally revealed. Now Tim must lead his friends in a desperate struggle for the very soul of the nation.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg $2.75

THE LOSERS #1
Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock


In stores June 25. A hard-hitting crime/espionage series goes behind the veil of the U.S. Intelligence community. When the Losers, once an elite U.S. Special Forces Unit, stumbled onto the C.I.A.'s dirty little secret, their refusal to play along got them murdered…or so the C.I.A. thought. Now the Losers are back, and out for payback against the organization that stabbed them in the back. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

LUCIFER #39
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores June 18. Part 4 of the 5-part "Naglfar." Trapped between dead angels and mad gods, Lucifer's shipwrecked crew must face their own inner demons in an issue aptly titled "The Deep." And there's no help to be had from the Morningstar, as he enters his father's presence for a nasty revelation.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NEIL GAIMAN & CHARLES VESS' STARDUST SC - relist
In stores June 4. A stunning, oversized trade paperback collection of the critically acclaimed "fairy story for adults" by writer Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN, American Gods) and artist Charles Vess (THE SANDMAN, The Book of Ballads and Sagas). The haunting illustrated prose story follows a young man with a magically mixed parentage and the quest he undertakes at a lover's bidding...a quest that takes him to realms he never imagined.


MATURE READERS


FC, 224 pg. Softcover (7 1/2" X 11 5/8") $19.95

PROPOSITION PLAYER TP
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Willingham, Paul Guinan and Ron Randall; cover by Willingham


In stores June 4. Written by acclaimed FABLES creator Bill Willingham! When a professional Vegas poker player collects vouchers for the souls of a roomful of people as a bar prank, he's just anted up for a game he never imagined. He thinks they're just worthless napkins, but envoys from Heaven and Hell think differently. Suddenly, Joey's caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between celestial powers…can he bluff his way out of it? For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: MERV PUMPKINHEAD - AGENT OF DREAM - relist
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and John Stokes; painted cover by Kevin Nowlan


In stores June 4. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the PROPOSITION PLAYER TP, this hilarious one-shot - also written by FABLES creator Bill Willingham - features everyone's favorite pumpkinhead as a daring super-spy Agent of Dream…or is that all just in his head?


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

UNDERCOVER GENIE TP
Written and illustrated by Kyle Baker; cover by Baker


In stores June 18. A one-of-a-kind collection of Kyle Baker's musings and ruminations on the pitfalls of relationships, the absurdity of cultural assimilation, and much, much more. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC/B&W, 128 pg. Trade Paperback (8 1/8" x 10 7/8") $14.95

V FOR VENDETTA TP - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art and painted cover by David Lloyd


In stores June 4. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: THE DC UNIVERSE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE, V FOR VENDETTA is a frightening and powerful story of the loss of freedom and identity in a totalitarian world.


MATURE READERS


FC, 288 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

VERTIGO POP!: BANGKOK #2
Written by Jonathan Vankin; art and cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Shawn Martinbrough


In stores June 4. Something's fishy in Bangkok as this 4-issue miniseries continues. Three days in the decadent metropolis and American tourists Marz and Tuez are already embroiled in an international sex scandal. Expect plenty of sex, lies, white elephants, and cross-dressing Thai kickboxers.


MATURE READERS


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

Y: THE LAST MAN #12
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores June 18. "One Small Step," Part 2 of 5. A mysterious young Russian woman leads Yorick Brown and his companions to a Kansas farm that may be more than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Yorick's Israeli pursuers finally find their prey, and, 220 miles above Earth, violence breaks out onboard the International Space Station.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #431
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores June 4. Why the long face, pal? Life got you down? Well, things can't be that bad…after all, a new issue of MAD is coming, with plenty of the laughs, gags and parodies you've come to expect from the Usual Gang of Idiots!


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

MAD XL #22
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores June 11. 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 summer fun issue!


B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

PARADOX PRESS

STUCK RUBBER BABY SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Howard Cruse


In stores June 11. One of the most important graphic novels to come out in the last decade, STUCK RUBBER BABY is reoffered to allow new readers a chance to experience this deeply personal and passionate work by legendary cartoonist Howard Cruse. Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album, and was named "Critics Choice" at the Alph-Art Awards Ceremony at Angoulme.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 224 pg. (6 1/2" x 9") $14.95

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 June-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.

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS OVERSIZED POSTER - New Printing
Painted by Alex Ross over pencils by George Prez


Advance-solicited; in stores October 15. DC Direct has gone back to press on this mammoth, sold-out, often-requested oversized poster reproduced from the stunning wraparound cover to the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS collections, featuring a key identifying all 562 characters! The 65" wide x 28" high poster features a solid black border "framing" the image, which otherwise appears without any additional graphic elements or logos. Also included is a free 2-sided 11" x 17" black-and-white key naming all the meticulously painted figures on this amazing piece of artwork.


FC, Oversized Poster (65" x 28") $24.95

DC COMICS POCKET SUPER HEROES JLA BOX SET
Advance-solicited; in stores October 1. Featuring Batman and The Atom Pocket Super Heroes, available exclusively in this set! Championing the power of teamwork with every imposing threat, the Justice League of America will stop at nothing to defend the world from danger! In addition to Batman and the miniature Atom figures, this set includes Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash. The figures feature new face and costume art, measure approximately 3 1/4" high (with the exception of The Atom), and are packaged together with the mini Atom in a 4-color window box. Retailers please note: This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


FC, Box set PI

DC: WONDER WOMAN MINI-BUST
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores October 22. The second in the line of DC Mini-Busts! Granted extraordinary powers by the Greek gods of myth, Princess Diana grew to maturity as a skilled Amazon warrior on the fabled land of Themyscira. The DC: WONDER WOMAN MINI-BUST is a hand-painted, cold cast porcelain bust measuring approximately 5 1/8" high x 3" wide x 3" deep and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Mini-bust $45.00

GREEN LANTERN ORNAMENTS BOX SET
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores October 22. DC Direct continues the line of ornaments with this all-new Green Lantern Ornaments Boxed Set! Chosen by the Guardians of the Universe to wear the power ring of the Green Lanterns, test pilot Hal Jordan became a legend in the fabled Green Lantern Corps. This set features a Green Lantern figure ornament measuring 4" tall and a Green Lantern logo ornament measuring approximately 2" diameter by 1/4" thick, with metallic green coloring. Packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Ornament set $24.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED SNOWGLOBE
Sculpted by Sam Greenwell


Advance-solicited; in stores October 1. The World's Greatest Super Heroes gather aboard the Watchtower satellite to meet any challenge...as the Justice League! Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash are enclosed in the center of the globe, while Superman, Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl surround the beautifully sculpted base. Green Lantern is prepared to take charge, flying into action to help save the world! This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain snowglobe features green-tinted water displaying Green Lantern's energy bubble. The JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED SNOWGLOBE measures approximately 5 1/2" high x 3 3/4" wide x 5" deep with a base measuring approximately 3 1/2" tall x 4" wide x 4 1/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Snowglobe $79.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: SUPERMAN MINI-MAQUETTE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 29. The second in the series of mini-maquettes based on 2002's highly collectible, sold-out maquette line! The sole survivor of Krypton, Superman was raised on Earth with a moral strength as great as his physical abilities. Possessing powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, Clark Kent assumed the secret identity of Superman, Earth's greatest champion! Superman is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-maquette measuring approximately: 5 1/2" tall x 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" on a newly designed sculpted base and is packaged in a 4-color window box. Collect all eight mini-maquettes!


FC, Mini-maquette $29.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE: AQUAMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 15. Aquaman was born of the sea and once ruled as the King of Atlantis. But whether in or out of the water, his great strength and nobility makes him one of Earth's greatest heroes. This all-new Aquaman stands approximately 6 1/2" tall, has multiple points of articulation, and includes a base that features the JLA logo.


FC, Action figure PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 15. His name is The Flash and he's the Fastest Man Alive! Following in the footsteps of the super-speedsters who came before him, Wally West is master of the Speed Force, the mysterious source of all super-speed. The Flash stands approximately 6 1/2" tall, has multiple points of articulation, features an all new sculpt, and includes a base that features the JLA logo.


FC, Action figure PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GREEN LANTERN - KYLE RAYNER ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 15. After the destruction of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, the one power ring that survived was given to an artist on Earth named Kyle Rayner - an unlikely hero who has proven himself one of the greatest Green Lanterns of all time. Kyle Rayner stands approximately 6 1/2" tall, has multiple points of articulation, and includes a base that features the JLA logo. This newly designed sculpt of Kyle Rayner features updated clothing and comes with a one-size-fits-all plastic power ring.


FC, Action figure PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 15. Rocketed to Earth from his doomed home world, Kal-El, the child of PLANET KRYPTON, grew to become Superman, the super-powered defender of truth, justice and the American way! Superman stands approximately 6 1/2" tall, has multiple points of articulation, sports a new head sculpt, and includes a base that features the JLA logo.


FC, Action figure PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 15. Created by the mythic gods and gifted with their strength, speed and wisdom, the Amazon Princess Diana was sent out into the world to teach the peaceful ways of her people as Wonder Woman. This all-new sculpt of Wonder Woman stands approximately 6 1/2" tall, has multiple points of articulation, features a removable "golden" lasso of truth, and includes a base that features the JLA logo.


FC, Action figure PI

Retailers please note: The JUSTICE LEAGUE: SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH and AQUAMAN ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers but are sold to retailers in inner and master case assortment as well as singles. Consult your order form for packaging details and pricing. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

JUSTICE LEAGUE PAINTED POSTER BY ALEX ROSS
Advance-solicited; in stores October 15. This breathtaking full-color, 22" x 34" poster features your favorite super heroes painted by fan-favorite artist Alex Ross! This poster shows the members of the Justice League ready to take a stand to defend the world! The JUSTICE LEAGUE PAINTED POSTER is a full-figure composite of heroes from Alex Ross's poster series.


FC, Poster $7.95

LOBO MINI-STATUE - RELIST
Sculpted by Randy Bowen based on designs by Simon Bisley


In stores June 4. Timed to coincide with the release of LOBO UNBOUND #1, this statue's got a lot of attitude for its 4 1/2" w x 3" d x 5" h size!


FC, Mini-statue $39.95

SUPER FRIENDS! AQUAMAN MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores October 8. DC Direct continues the line of Super Friends! Maquettes with this third in the series! The Super Friends! Maquettes feature the heroes as they appeared in the legendary Super Friends! animated TV Series. The SUPER FRIENDS! AQUAMAN MAQUETTE is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette measuring approximately 9" tall and is packaged in a 4-color box. Collect all five in 2003, including Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman and Superman. Own Super Friends on DVD & video from Warner Home Video!


FC, Maquette $89.95

 
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