DC Comics Solicitations for April, 2009

Mon, January 19th, 2009 at 4:58pm PST | Updated: January 20th, 2009 at 12:46am

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DC Comics has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in April 2009. When you're through checking out these solicitations for new releases, be sure to visit CBR's DC Comics forum to discuss these titles and products with fellow readers and fans.

DC Comics Solicitations - Last Six Months

TRINITY #44-48
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert, Mike Norton & Ande Parks, Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens and Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher
Covers by Shane Davis & John Dell and Jesus Merino
Earth – and all of reality – is under assault from space, magic forces, other dimensions and more! But if Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman changed forever, does it mean salvation for everybody else – or disaster? The Trinity leads DC's heroes and some surprising allies in a sprawling battle to save reality! Featuring Krona, Morgaine Le Fey, the Crime Syndicate, Despero, Enigma, the JLA and loads of other DC heroes and villains!
Issue #44 on sale April 1; issue #45 on sale April 8; issue #46 on sale April 15; issue #47 on sale April 22, issue #48 on sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL #2
Written by Tony Daniel
Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea
Covers by Tony Daniel
With the destruction of Arkham Asylum and dozens of Gotham City’s most lethal villains rioting through the streets, it would seem that Nightwing, Robin and their allies have their hands full. But they hadn’t counted on the return of Batman himself! But is it really The Dark Knight? If so, why is he acting so strangely? And if not, is this a threat that could mean the destruction of Gotham?
This 3-issue series continues to shock and surprise as the battle shifts to the next level with a face-off and ending that will have everybody talking. Who has earned the right to be Batman? Who thinks they deserve it? Robin? Nightwing? Jason Todd? Who will ultimately win the BATTLE FOR THE COWL?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Tony Daniel), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Tony Daniel). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 8 • 2 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL – MAN-BAT #1
Written by Joe Harris
Art by Jim Calafiore
Cover by Ladrönn
Spinning out of the events in BATTLE FOR THE COWL, Gotham City is in chaos and the villains of Arkham Asylum are running amok. One such villain is the evil Doctor Phosphorus who seeks out another scientist in this one-shot to help him grow even more powerful. But when that scientist is Kirk Langstrom, a.k.a. Man-Bat, Doctor Phosphorus – and all of Gotham – will get much more than they bargained for!
On sale April 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL – ARKHAM ASYLUM #1
Written by David Hine
Art by Jeremy Haun
Cover by Ladrönn
Gotham City has become a place of nightmares and madness. At its poisoned heart lies Arkham Asylum. For decades the lunacy has been kept under control by Batman and contained within the walls of Arkham. But with Batman gone, what happens once the walls come tumbling down? In this one-shot, will the Asylum’s administrator Dr. Jeremiah Arkham fall prey to the madness that has plagued so many of his inmates? Or will he seize this opportunity to usher in a new era for Gotham’s most haunted institution?
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL – THE UNDERGROUND #1
Written by Chris Yost
Art by Pablo Raimondi
Cover by Ladrönn
With Batman gone, the villains have descended on Gotham! A who's who of Bat-villains star in this one-shot including Catwoman, the Riddler, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, The Penguin and Ra's Al Ghul. What kind of havoc will these villains wreak on a city that's already on the verge of implosion? Who will oppose them? And could they all work together to take down Gotham City – or will they just destroy each other? Find out when THE UNDERGROUND rises

On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AZRAEL: DEATH’S DARK KNIGHT #2
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Frazer Irving
Cover by Guillem March
The Suit of Sorrows worn by Azrael grants the power of wrathful vengeance. It magnifies the wearer's sins of imperfection. It is a death sentence waiting to be exacted. So then why do so many people want it? And why does Azrael, the new soldier for the Order of Purity, refuse to give it up even when he knows it will eventually kill him? With Gotham City torn apart by BATTLE FOR THE COWL, the new Azrael seeks to fill the void left by Batman's absence and redeem his tainted legacy, but the League of Assassins wants the suit for Talia and her own heir to The Dark Knight's mantle. And through it all, someone watches, waiting to snatch the prize from the winner...
On sale April 22 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ORACLE #2
Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Don Kramer & Jay Leisten
Cover by Guillem March
The Calculator will go to any lengths to save the life of his daughter Wendy – even if it means using remnants of the Anti-Life Equation to do so! But when Oracle intervenes, she soon finds out that the Calculator has been killing Internet hackers from across the globe to get his hands on the Equation, and the final name on his list is hers!
On sale April 15 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #28
Written by Christina Weir & Nunzio DiFilipis
Art and cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez & Kevin Nowlan
“New Dawn” Part 3 of 3! Forced to work side by side, Batman and the Riddler may end up together forever…trapped inside King Tut’s Tomb! Concluding Batman’s first comic book encounter with the cursed King Tut!
On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #12
Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Kelley Jones
Blood will run and people will scream in the final chapter of this mysterious and macabre maxiseries! The Dark Knight takes on the monstrous Midnight for the fate of Gotham City, but things do not end well for either hero or villain, and neither Batman nor Gotham will ever be the same after Midnight...
On sale April 29 • 12 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE OUTSIDERS #17
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
“The Deep” part 3 of 6! While The Outsiders find their hands full dealing with a new group called the Thrashers, a battle of the minds between Jack Ryder and his Creeper persona shakes the group to its core. And in the shadows, The Insiders make an offer to Deathstroke that he can't refuse. All this plus Owlman tries proving himself to the team!
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #2
Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Pete Woods
Superman thought that joining his people on New Krypton would allow him to ease some of the tension between Earth and his people, but lately nothing’s been easy for the Man of Steel! Alura still shows no signs of becoming the kind of leader Superman wants her to be. The people of New Krypton still don’t understand the responsibilities that come with their new abilities. And as for Zod? Superman doesn’t even know where to start with Zod. All The Man of Steel knows is that he can’t be trusted. And Zod is about to prove Superman right.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Pete Woods). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 8 • 2 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #876
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose
Cover by Andrew Robinson
Enter: Ursa!
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #687
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalháes
Cover by Andrew Robinson
Mon-El has agreed to be Metropolis’s new champion – unfortunately Metropolis wants nothing to do with him! In the wake of the events in the “New Krypton” saga, Mon-El faces fierce anti-Kryptonian sentiments from a city that assumes he’s Kryptonian. Oh, and there’s also the not-so-small problem of Rampage. Meanwhile, the Guardian and his Science Police must deal with the Prankster’s new wave of murderous fun. And Black Lightning and Steel face the repercussions of a world without Superman.
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #40
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal
Cover by Joshua Middleton
“Who is Superwoman?” part 4! Following last issue, Supergirl must decide what to do with a shocking piece of information that casts all of “New Krypton” in a new light! Meanwhile, Lois begins putting together clues regarding the body found in Metropolis Harbor and the strange message it was broadcasting.
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #58-59
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend
Part 2 and 3 of "Nanopolis”! Guest writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning join Mike Johnson and superstar artist Whilce Portacio (WETWORKS, BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL) to take you to a place The World's Finest heroes have never been before! In issue #58, Batman risks everything to save The Man of Steel, but can even his newest Bat-technology help against an unprecedented threat? And in issue #59, it’s an out-of-control Superman vs. The Dark Knight, with the lives of both men hanging in the balance! Look out for two issues in one month to conclude “Nanopolis”!
Issue #58 on sale April 15; issue #59 on sale April 29
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver
Through the decades, many heroes have taken the mantle of The Flash, but they all ride the lightning that crackles in the wake of the greatest hero the DC Universe has ever known, the man who sacrificed himself to save the Multiverse: Barry Allen!
Following the events of FINAL CRISIS, Barry has beaten death and returned to a fast-paced world that a man out of time wouldn’t recognize. Or is it a world that is only just now catching up? All the running he’s done before was just a warmup for the high-speed race that he and every other Flash must now run, because even though one speedster might have beaten death, another has just turned up dead! From Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, the visionaries responsible for the blockbuster GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH and THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR, comes the start of an explosive and jaw-dropping epic that will reintroduce to the modern age the hero who single-handedly birthed the Silver Age of comics! DC history will be made, and the Flash legacy will be redefined!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 1 • 1 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JONAH HEX #42
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Jordi Bernet
It’s Jonah Hex as you’ve never seen him before: as a kid! During a particularly tense duel, Jonah is reminded of the lessons of his childhood. And to say that Jonah’s father was a believer in “tough love” is the understatement of the year!
On sale April 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #19
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art and Cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
It’s the aftermath of the “Reality Lost” arc as Booster Gold learns the dire consequences of time travel from Time Master Rip Hunter. And the toughest lesson learned involves understanding how keeping his sister Goldstar alive could be more dangerous than anyone ever dreamed.
On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #19
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton & Josef Rubinstein
Cover by Ladrönn
Black Canary confronts the new vigilante known as Cupid over her sick obsession with Green Arrow and the trail of dead bodies Cupid has left at his feet. But don’t expect Cupid to go down without a fight!
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DEAD ROMEO #1
Written by Jesse Blaze SnidervArt and cover by Ryan Benjamin
Jonathan Romero, aka “Dead Romeo,” was the lead singer of the ‘80s rock band “The Dead Romeos.” But that was before a mysterious set of circumstances turned him into a vampire and sent him straight to Hell. Now he's back on Earth and he has a difficult choice to make: Kill his true love and earn his permanent release from eternal damnation – or protect her and burn for eternity. Either way, someone is going to die!
It’s vampires, romance, rock and dismemberment like you’ve never seen before! New writer Jesse Blaze Snider joins artist Ryan Benjamin for a bloodsucking good time in this all-new 6-issue miniseries.
On sale April 1 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #35
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT! “Emerald Eclipse” continues as a Red Lantern escapes out of its sciencell and ignites a riot on Oa, forcing Guy, Kyle, Kilowog and Voz to try and prevent the ultimate jailbreak. Meanwhile, Sodam Yat and Arisia arrive on Daxam to stop Mongul and the Sinestro Corps. But how can they hope to stop an entire Corps? Plus: Sinestro arrives on Korugan in search of his daughter!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #41
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT! In “Agent Orange” part 3, the truth behind the eternally corrupt Vega System is finally revealed and the Green Lantern Corps will pay dearly for uncovering the secret. Meanwhile, the greed of Agent Orange knows no bounds as his demand for the universe explodes. Plus, Hal continues to struggle with the abilities of his new power ring.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Federico Dallocchio
Cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
While the team struggles with the aftermath of dissolution, the cosmic force known as Starbreaker sets out to ravage the earth for a hidden source of unimaginable power. But with the team facing its own crisis, who will stand in his way?
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #26
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Nathan Massengill
Covers by Alex Ross
Featuring three painted covers by Alex Ross depicting the entire Justice Society of America! In a very special day-in-the-life story of the JSA titled “Black Adam Ruined My Birthday,” the team celebrates the birthday of one of their own – Stargirl! Don’t miss this momentous issue.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers by Alex Ross that can be ordered separately. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S. #3
Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Andy Clarke
Vril Dox – the universe’s most benevolent jerk – recruits more team members to help him reclaim his intergalactic L.E.G.I.O.N. police force. But you’ll be as shocked as he is when he learns who stole it in the first place. Believe us when we say this secret will rattle the entire DCU cosmos! Guest-starring the Omega Men.
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION #6
Written by Billy Tucci Art and cover by Billy Tucci
It is the day of reckoning. With no choice but to fight to the end, Rock orders a starving and battered Easy Company to fix their bayonets as the Germans close in. But just as all seems lost, enter the bloodied “Iron Little Men” of the 442nd. Is there time for this small band of heroes to go for broke and turn the tide of battle to save The Lost Battalion?
On sale April 29 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE MIGHTY #3
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Peter Snejbjerg
Cover by Dave Johnson
Alpha One may be the most powerful being on the face of the planet, but emotionally, he’s vulnerable – and he needs a friend he can trust. His ally Gabriel Cole, who has just officially taken command of Section Omega, is becoming that friend. But neither man knows the danger they tempt by inviting each other into their homes. And what amazing secrets are hidden in Alpha One’s underground headquarters?
On sale April 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL 2009 #1
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raul Fernandez
Cover by Andrew Robinson
Prelude to the “Deathtrap” crossover between the pages of TEEN TITANS, TITANS and VIGILANTE! Titans Tower has mysteriously come to life to attack the Teen Titans! But The Titans have one secret weapon their unknown assailant doesn’t know about. Will they be able to use this weapon in time to save themselves? Find out as the story continues in TITANS #12! And be sure to check out the awesome interlocking covers by Andrew Robinson spanning the entire “Deathtrap” story that create one massive image!
On sale April 1 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

TITANS #12
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Howard Porter
Cover by Andrew Robinson
“Deathtrap” Part 1 of 5! Completely unhinged, Jericho continues his assault upon his former teammates. As if that wasn’t enough, he also draws the Teen Titans into his twisted plot. And the Vigilante makes it his mission to stop Jericho – permanently! Continued in VIGILANTE #5!
On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

VIGILANTE #5
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Cover by Andrew Robinson
“Deathtrap” part 2 of 5! After attempting to kill Cyborg, Vigilante has been locked up by the Titans. But Vigilante knows that there is a traitor in their midst, and he will use any means necessary to bring Jericho to justice – Even if that means killing all of the Titans to do it!
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #70
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Cover by Andrew Robinson
“Deathtrap” Part 3 of 5! Straight from the pages of VIGILANTE #5, the team gets roped into Jericho’s insane plot to take out both Titans teams. But how can they fight back against a menace who can possess their bodies? Continued in TITANS #13, on sale in May!
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #12
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Dan Green
Cover by Howard Porter
You can’t go home again! At last, our time-lost warriors learn who’s been holding them captive and why. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they can win a fight for freedom against this enemy who turns out to be far stranger than they ever could have imagined.
On sale April 22 • 12 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #8
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Carlos Rodriguez & Bitt
Cover by Nicola Scott
It's a special double date issue as the surviving members of the Six take a night on the town in that disturbing way that only they can do. It's dinner and a movie with bullets and bloodshed in an all-romance (with violence) issue you won't want to miss! Plus, what does Ragdoll dream about? Um, it’s not for the squeamish.
On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SOLOMON GRUNDY #2
Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Christened on a Tuesday! Writer/artist Scott Kolins (FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES REVENGE, THE FLASH) brngs you the exclusive first-ever Solomon Grundy battle with Bizarro! The two monsters smash through Gotham City in a stirring, mind-blowing death match you’ll have to see to believe! Plus: Witness more of the origin of Cyrus Gold as he begins his evil destiny by committing his first horrid murder. Will Cyrus ultimately uncover who murdered him and unravel the Solomon Grundy curse forever?
On sale April 8 • 2 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WARLORD #1
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Joe Prado & Walden Wong
Cover by Mike Grell
At the Roof of the World in Tibet, a team of paleontologists and adventurers has made the find of the century: perfectly preserved dinosaur specimens that appear to have died mere days before! Their expedition takes a deadly turn when they uncover an impossible portal to another world – an unbelievable country at the hollow center of the Earth, the mythical land of Skartaris! But they’re not the first surface-worlders to find themselves stranded in Skartaris, and their arrival in his peaceful home triggers an unforgettable new adventure for the hero who has taken the land as his own: Travis Morgan, the Warlord! This new ongoing series marks the return of creator Mike Grell to the fantasy saga that made him famous! Reunite with Tara, Shakira, Tinder and the rest of the cast in a story that continues the adventures of the Warlord but opens up a new era where any reader can jump aboard.
Along with Grell’s scripts – and lushly painted covers – comes the art of rising star Joe Prado (ACTION COMICS, SINESTRO CORPS SECRET FILES)! DC’s finest fantasy franchise is reborn!

On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #28
Written by Michael J. Uslan & F.J. DeSanto
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Brian Bolland
It’s Paris in the springtime! Our 3-part revue of The Spirit’s finest female foils concludes with the woman who puts the femme in femme fatale, the toast of Montmartre: Plaster of Paris! Where this beauty goes, murder follows en suite!
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STRANGE ADVENTURES #2
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Manuel Garcia & Al Milgrom and Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
Cover by Jim Starlin and Rob Hunter
Adam Strange discovers that someone – or something – is stealing stars. But no one believes him! Has Adam gone crazy? Meanwhile, Comet remains in hiding until the arrival of a very unexpected visitor while Bizarro tries putting an end to a senseless war.
On sale April 1 • 2 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #31
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
“Rise of the Olympian!” Two warrior cultures collide as Diana finally faces off against the invulnerable champion of Zeus known as Achilles – the demi-god warrior reincarnated to replace Wonder Woman! Also, we learn more about the monstrous creature Genocide as a key member of the supporting cast hovers near death. The story that changes Diana's status quo forever continues!
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: SCARECROW AND TWO-FACE YEAR ONE TP
Written by Bruce Jones and Mark Sable
Art by Jesus Saiz, Sean Murphy and Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Zach Howard
Two of Batman’s greatest foes star in this new title collecting YEAR ONE: BATMAN/SCARECROW #1-2 and TWO-FACE YEAR ONE

#1-2.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 13 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD: 52 PICK-UP TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund
Booster Gold is back in this softcover volume collecting BOOSTER GOLD #1-6 as the Super Hero from tomorrow must repair the timeline of the DC Universe to earn membership in the Justice League of America!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN: THE RESURRECTION OF RA’S AL GHUL TP
Written by Peter Milligan, Grant Morrison, Fabian Nicieza, Paul Dini and Keith Champagne
Art by Don Kramer, Jason Pearson, Tony Daniel, David Lopez, Freddie Williams II, Ryan Benjamin and others
Cover by Adam Kubert
The unforgettable epic is now in trade paperback! Batman's immortal foe, Ra's al Ghul, should be dead at last — so how has he returned to haunt The Dark Knight? Find out in this intense tale originally presented in BATMAN ANNUAL #26, BATMAN #670-671, ROBIN #168-169, ROBIN ANNUAL #7, NIGHTWING #138-139 and DETECTIVE COMICS #838-839!
Ra's al Ghul is back . . . but what does his return have to do with Batman's teenaged son, Damian — whose mother is Ra's al Ghul's daughter, Talia? It will take the combined skills of Batman, Robin and Nightwing to get to the bottom of these mysteries and stop Ra's al Ghul's insidious plans.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US

FINAL CRISIS HC
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino, Marco Rudy, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy
Cover by J.G. Jones
The year’s most mind-blowing event is collected in this spectacular new hardcover featuring FINAL CRISIS #1-7! What happens when evil wins? That’s the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark. Written by superstar creator Grant Morrison (JLA, BATMAN) with stellar art from J.G. Jones (52 covers), Carlos Pacheco (SUPERMAN) and Doug Mahnke (BLACK ADAM), this event defined the DCU and the New Gods for the 21st century and beyond!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US

THE FLASH PRESENTS: MERCURY FALLING TP
Written by Todd Dezago
Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Eric Battle, John Stokes, Prentis Rollins and others
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
In this classic story from IMPULSE #62-67, featuring art by Ethan Van Sciver, Max Mercury discovers that his connection to the speed force has been severed. Now, it’s up to Impuse to save his mentor and surrogate father.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Mike Norton, Diego Barreto, Wayne Faucher and Robin Riggs
Cover by Cliff Chiang
Green Arrow and Black Canary finally discover the whereabouts of Connor Hawke – but can they save him? Find out in these stories from GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #11-14 and GREEN ARROW SECRET FILES #1.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US

THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE NEW PRINTING TP
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by George Pérez and Karl Kesel
Cover by Alex Ross
Don’t miss this new printing of the definitive history of the DC Universe. Featuring virtually every character in the DC Universe, this tale takes us from the dawn of creation to the end of recorded history and lays the foundation for adventures to come.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 13 • 104 pg, FC , $12.99 US

JLA DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Howard Porter, Gary Frank, Greg Land, Val Semeiks and others
Cover by Howard Porter & John Dell
Collecting stories from JLA #10-17, PROMETHEUS #1 and JLA/WILDCATS in Deluxe format, this volume features the Justice League facing off against Lex Luthor's newly assembled Injustice Gang while the fate of the Earth itself hangs in the balance.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 320 pg, FC, $29.99 US

RANN/THANAGAR HOLY WAR VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Ron Lim, Jim Starlin, Rob Hunter and Al Milgrom
Cover by Ron Lim and Rob Hunter
The star-spanning adventure from issues #1-4 of the cosmic miniseries and HAWKMAN SPECIAL #1 features Adam Strange, Hawkman, Captain Comet and more. Can our heroes stop the nefarious Lady Styx from turning the entire universe into her own congregation?
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

ROBIN: THE TEEN WONDER TP
Written by Dennis O’Neil, James Robinson, Chuck Dixon, Jim Starlin, Marv Wolfman, Bill Willingham and Geoff Johns
Art by Lee Weeks, Scott McDaniel, Tony Daniel and others Cover by Alex Ross
All of the teenagers who have served as Robin star in this title collecting stories from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #100, NIGHTWING #101, BATMAN #428 and 442, ROBIN #126 and 132 and TEEN TITANS #29.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 26 HC
Written by Will Eisner
Art and cover by Will Eisner
This collection features nearly impossible-to-find post-1952 material including stories originally published by Harvey Comics, Kitchen Sink Press, The New York Herald Tribune and many more! Closing the door on DC’s massive republishing effort spotlighting the Spirit Universe, this volume is a genuine collector’s treasure trove.
This book is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
Advance-resolicited; on sale June 17 • 256 pg, FC, $59.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: MARTIAN MANHUNTER VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jack Miller and others
Art and cover by Joe Certa
The 1960s adventures of J’onn J’onzz are collected in this new volume featuring stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #305-326 and HOUSE OF MYSTERY #143-173!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 13 • 592 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPER FRIENDS VOL. 1 TP
Written by E. Nelson Bridwell and Dennis O’Neil
Art by Ric Estrada, Vince Colletta, Ramona Fradon, Bob Smith and Kurt Schaffenberger
Cover by Alex Toth
The superstars of the 1970s animated adventures star in this new, bargain-priced volume collecting SUPER FRIENDS #1-24!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 448 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

GOLDEN AGE STARMAN ARCHIVE VOL. 2 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, Alfred Bester, Don Cameron, Joe Samachson and others
Art by Jack Burnley, Mort Meskin, George Roussos, Emil Gershwin, Sam Citron and others
Cover by Jack Burnley
From the Golden Age of Comics comes this second hardcover collecting tales of the original Starman from the pages of ADVENTURE COMCIS #77-102.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 272 pg, FC, $49.99 US

STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC
Written by James Robinson
Art by Tony Harris, Gene Ha, Dusty Abell, Phil Jimenez, J.H. Williams III and others
Cover by Tony Harris
In this third volume Opal City is terrorized by Dr. Pip, an eccentric bomber. Plus, Starman teams up with Batman to save the life of Solomon Grundy. Collecting STARMAN #30-38, STARMAN ANNUAL #2, STARMAN SECRET FILES #1 and THE SHADE #1-4.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 432 pg, FC, $49.99 US

STATIC SHOCK: REBIRTH OF THE COOL TP
Written by Dwayne McDuffie and Robert L. Washington III
Art by John Paul Leon and Steve Mitchell
Cover by John Paul Leon
Static, currently appearing in TEEN TITANS, is back in this new collection of classic stories from his hit Milestone series!
When a mutagenic gas accidentally gave him superhuman abilities, Virgil Hawkins was reborn as Static, the electrically powered teen Super Hero. And while Static tries to balance the pressures of his school work, after-school job and family life, he also protects his inner city neighborhood against villains including Holocaust and Commando X. Collecting STATIC #1-4 and STATIC SHOCK!: REBIRTH OF THE COOL #1-4.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: FINEST WORLDS HC
Written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson
Art by Ed Benes, Rafael Albuquerque, Rags Morales and John Dell
Cover by Rags Morales
Collecting three titanic tales from SUPERMAN/BATMAN #50-56! First up, it’s the untold story of how Superman’s dad and Batman’s father had a fateful meeting many years ago! Then, the Li’I League is on the scene as miniature versions of the JLA find their way into the DCU! It’s up to Superman, Batman and their peers to keep the tykes from destroying everything in their path. And in the third story, The Man of Steel’s powers find a new home in the body of The Dark Knight. Now Batman possesses incredible Kryptonian abilities while Superman stands powerless. How will they adjust physically and psychologically to these bizarre changes? And will Batman’s new absolute powers corrupt him absolutely?
Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: ESCAPE FROM BIZARRO WORLD TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, Otto Binder, E. Nelson Bridwell and John Byrne
Art by Eric Powell, Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, John Byrne and others
Cover by Eric Powell
The dynamic writing team of Geoff Johns and Richard Donner joins artist Eric Powell (The Goon) for "Escape from Bizarro World," a 3-part story in which Bizarro returns to kidnap one of the most important people in Superman's life. But what does the twisted, ersatz Man of Steel want? The only way to find out is to travel to the enemy's home: Bizarro World! Also included in this volume are classic tales of Bizarro from SUPERMAN #140, DC COMICS PRESENTS #71 and MAN OF STEEL #5!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN: ENDING BATTLE TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz and Joe Kelly
Art by Pascual Ferry, Duncan Rouleau and others
Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
When the villainous Manchester Black uncovers Clark Kent’s secret identity, it sets in motion one of the hardest days in Superman’s life. Collects stories from SUPERMAN #185-186, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #608-609, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #130-131 and ACTION COMICS #795-796.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

WONDER WOMAN: LOVE AND MURDER TP
Written by Jodi Picoult
Art by Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Drew Johnson and others
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
#1 New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult joins the series in this volume collecting WONDER WOMAN #6-10! Wonder Woman, in her disguise as Special Agent Diana Prince of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, is assigned to capture herself. But how can she accomplish this without revealing her secret identity?
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #4
Written by Matt Wayne
Art by Andy Suriano & Dan Davis
Cover by Scott Jeralds
Batman knows one must study the past in order to solve the problems of the future, but he never expected to literally be part of history! Now, thanks to the Time Lord known as Rip Hunter, Batman and Aquaman might never return to the present!
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #5
Written by Mike Kunkel

Art and cover by Mike Kunkel

Strange things are happening, and Captain Marvel is pretty sure it has something to do with a certain crazy doctor! With the help of two sentient cockroaches, Dr. Sivana has recently escaped from Fawcett City Penitentiary and set out to take over the world. Using the one skill he has – being a mad scientist – Sivana creates a robotic mayhem on the city of Fawcett. But he needs more power, and it would appear that his archenemies Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel might be just what the doctor ordered.

On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPER FRIENDS #14
Written by Sholly Fisch

Art by Scott Shaw! & Terry Beatty
Cover by J. Bone
When the alien Kanjar Ro invades Earth, he freezes all humans so that they won’t mess with him – including the Super Friends! What he doesn’t know is that he’s about to face resistance from their super best friends – the Super Pets!
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE EIGHTH GRADE #5
Written by Landry Q. Walker
Art and cover by Eric Jones
It’s graduation day, and things couldn’t be more complicated! The whole gang is here, and the cosmic craziness is about to get way out of hand!
On sale April 1 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

TINY TITANS #15
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar
Our magical friend Zatara visits the Titans’ Treehouse and brings some new fuzzy friends to meet the gang. And it’s Rose’s turn to babysit the Terror Titans when a group activity yields fiery results.
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

TINY TITANS: ADVENTURES IN AWESOMENESS TP
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar
Check in on the young, adorable heroes of Sidekick Elementary as they head into space, get their report cards, transform into monkeys, fall in love and more! Collecting issues #7-12 of the monthly comic.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • FC, 144 pg, $12.99 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #36
Written by John Rozum, Tom Warburton and Jim Alexander
Art by Will Sweeney, Jay Stephens, Maurice Fontenot and Ethen Beavers
Cover by Jay Stephens
In a new Secret Saturdays story, Komodo is captured by Argost! Plus, Cryptipedia entries from the world of the Secret Saturdays, Samurai Jack shops for a way home, and the Kids Next Door face the masters of disguise!
On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #56
Written by Tim and Julie Cahill, Amy Rogers and Robbie Busch
Art by Andy Suriano, Robert Pope and Christopher Cook
Cover by Andy Suriano
The creators of My Gym Partner's a Monkey pen a new story in which Jake's art makes him famous! Plus, the gang at Foster's Home tries to teach Wilt some new tricks, and Billy and Mandy mess with Father Time!
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LOONEY TUNES #173
Written by Jesse Leon McCann and various
Art by Omar Aranda, Alberto Saichann, David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Scott Gross
In an adventure that could only be described as “Rumble in a…Puddle,” it’s Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote like you’ve never seen them before – in a good old-fashioned snow fight!
On sale April 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SCOOBY-DOO #143
Written by Robbie Busch and John Rozum
Art by Scott Neely and Scott Gross
Cover by Scott Neely
The White House has an unexpected guest! The Scooby Gang will have to find the secret behind the Wicked Witch of the West Wing before the government gets scared silly!
On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GEN13 #29
Written by Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Mike Huddleston
Grunge discovers the horrific truth about the Sk8-Gra-La skatepark, but will it be in time to save his life? Or will he end up broken at the bottom of the bowl? He's going to need the help of his fellow gen-active teammates, but they have little problems of their own to deal with: specifically the miniaturized mastermind Dr. Cross! Kicking off a new bimonthly shipping schedule!
On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS #10
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Neil Googe & Shawn Moll
Cover by Neil Googe
Majestic’s Hawaiian utopia is everything he advertised it to be and more! Yet there’s something sinister just beneath the surface that the team can’t pin down. Also, a former team member returns...but on whose side?
And in a special backup, Christos Gage and Shawn Moll (She-Hulk) bring back the group everybody’s been waiting for – Team Seven!
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE AUTHORITY #9
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Christos Gage
Art by Simon Coleby and Ivan Reis & Livesay
Cover by Simon Coleby
The Authority find themselves in a battle for their lives against a being of immense power and they’ll need a miracle to survive in one piece. Do they still have an ace up their sleeve? And one of the members of the team will be taking an incredible step toward recovery...but at what cost?
Also, the conclusion of the highly anticipated STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES backup story, by Christos Gage and fan-favorite artist Ivan Reis (GREEN LANTERN)!
On sale April 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #41
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Tony Harris
It’s the beginning of a new storyline – one that will finally reveal the true source of the Great Machine's strange powers! As New Year's Eve approaches, Mayor Mitchell Hundred makes a shocking announcement while the retired Super Hero's past returns to haunt Times Square.
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

FRINGE #4
Written by Mike Johnson and various
Art by Tom Mandrake
The FOX television phenomenon Fringe continues in this special tie-in comic series from creators J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Don't miss any of the clues as the mysteries of FRINGE unfold here!
This book is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
RESOLICITED • On sale April 29 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEARS OF WAR #7
Written by Joshua Ortega
Art by Simon Bisley and Henry Flint
Video game cover art
Of all the storylines in the mega-hit Gears of War 2, few resonate like the tragedy of Tai Kaliso. The story of this proud warrior with a gentle heart is finally told in a special issue pencilled by legendary comic book superstar Simon Bisley!
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

MIRROR’S EDGE #6
Written by Rhianna Pratchett
Art by Matthew Dow Smith
Cover by Niko Henrichon
In order to save what’s left of her family, Faith must break into the headquarters of the city’s premier security firm. To add to the difficulty, she must then break out. If she’s caught, it could mean the end for everybody. In the finale of the miniseries event written by famed game writer Rhianna Pratchett and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith (SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS) we conclude this adventure further fleshing out the incredible video game world!
On sale April 1 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

HEROES VOL. 2 TP
Written by Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, Mark Sable and others
Art by Staz Johnson, Michael Gaydos, Tom Grummett, Ryan Odagawa, Jason Badower, Travis Kotzebue, Marcus To and others

Cover by Various
The sequel to last year's top-selling HEROES hardcover is now in trade paperback! This stunning new volume collects the incredibly engaging online comics based on the smash-hit, Emmy Award-nominated NBC TV series Heroes! Collecting every online chapter from Season Two, this volume features the work of top TV and comics writers. Included are the stories "TheTen Brides of Takezo Kensei," "The End of Hana and Drucker," "The Golden Goose" and many more!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US

POINT BLANK NEW EDITION TP
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Colin Wilson
Cover by Sean Phillips
Grifter is determined to get to the bottom of a bewildering mystery in this gripping precursor to the SLEEPER series. Collecting the entire five-issue miniseries, the story begins as Grifter is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Reprinted here as a new edition with a new cover by Sean Phillips, this volume works as a set alongside upcoming collections of the SLEEPER saga.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • FC, 128 pages, $14.99 US • Mature Readers

ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA VOL. 1 HC
Written by Alan Moore
Art by J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray
Cover by J.H. Williams III
ABC. Alan Moore’s entrancing masterpiece is collected for the first time in oversized, Absolute format featuring the spectacular art of J.H. Williams III. The first of three ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA slipcased collections, this volume collects PROMETHEA #1-12! Discover the stories that introduced Sophie Bangs, an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York, whose life will be changed by her research into the mythical warrior woman known as Promethea!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30 • 8.25” x 12.5”, 328 pg, FC, $99 US

PROTOTYPE #1
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Darick Robertson & Matt Jacobs
Variant cover by Jim Lee
Acclaimed writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (COUNTDOWN, FRIDAY THE 13TH, JONAH HEX) join forces with artistic powerhouse Darick Robertson (The Boys) for a 6-issue WildStorm epic like no other. In anticipation of the upcoming multiplatform Activision video game comes the hyperkinetic world of PROTOTYPE! Follow New York homicide detectives as they track a serial killer unlike any they’ve ever faced, and enter a new era where human extinction and monstrous evolution collide! Featuring a variant cover by superstar artist Jim Lee!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Darick Robertson & Matt Jacobs), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Jim Lee). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 1 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • Mature Readers

RESIDENT EVIL #2
Written by Rick Sanchez
Art and cover by Kevin Sharpe & Jim Clark
The prequel to the most anticipated new game of 2009 continues as Chris Redfield’s fight against the proliferation of B.O.W.s rages on! His current mission takes him to the jungles of Brazil and on the hunt for a Nazi scientist whose dark genetic research has gone awry. And through it all, learn more about the failed mission that still haunts Chris!
On sale April 8 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

MYSTERIUS: THE UNFATHOMABLE #4
Written by Jeff Parker
Art and cover by Tom Fowler
Open the book and turn all the pages!
Enter a land for kids of all ages
Like the Stone Age or The Dark Age, but not the Age of Reason!
You can go anywhere you like, but leaving is treason!
For the Lancing Tuskmoggin are playing at joust –
It's the Enchanted Menagerie of Emil Gaust!
On sale April 15 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RESISTANCE #5
Written by Mike Costa
Art by CP Smith and Ramón Pérez
Cover by CP Smith
The best-selling PlayStation 3 game franchise continues! Capelli and his team are overwhelmed and outgunned by the invading Chimera, but they hatch a desperate plan that might just even the odds if they can pull it off...assuming they don’t all get killed in the process. The safety of the United States hangs in the balance!
On sale April 29 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #18
Written by Walter and Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden & Walden Wong
Cover by Jon Buran & Tony Washington
Garona brings Twilight’s Hammer down on the peace summit at Theramore, further setting back relations between the Horde and the Alliance. But all is not as it seems as mysterious outside forces continue to hatch a plan of disruption. Could someone possibly be secretly aligned with the Scourge?
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE X-FILES #6
Written by Doug Moench
Art and cover by Brian Denham
The latest Badlands disappearance is a local woman who may still be alive. While Scully pursues the presumed abductor and escaped serial killer known as “Dante,” Mulder explores the Hollow Earth – an underground realm of caves and tunnels with no small resemblance to Hell. Will he find the missing woman? Or will Dante reach her first? And what happens if the demons Dante claims haunt him turn out to be real?
On sale April 15 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

BAYOU VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jeremy Love
Art and cover by Jeremy Love
“BAYOU, which tackles racism and violence in 1930s Mississippi, is as hypnotic as it is unsettling.” — Wired
The first book from the original webcomics imprint of DC Comics is here! South of the Mason-Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own, born from centuries of slavery, civil war, and hate.
Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the Depression-era town of Charon, Mississippi. When Lily Westmoreland, her white playmate, is snatched by agents of an evil creature known as Bog, Lee’s father is accused of kidnapping. Lee’s only hope is to follow Lily’s trail into this fantastic and frightening alternate world. Along the way she enlists the help of a benevolent, blues-singing swamp monster called Bayou. Together, Lee and Bayou trek across a hauntingly familiar Southern Neverland, confronting creatures both benign and malevolent, in an effort to rescue Lily and save Lee’s father from being lynched.
BAYOU VOL. 1 collects the first four chapters of the critically acclaimed webcomic series by Glyph Award nominee Jeremy Love.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 8.375” x 6”, FC, 160 pg, $14.99 US

FABLES #83
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Mark Buckingham & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Joao Ruas
Part 1 of “The Great Fables Crossover”! Thrill! To the adventures of your favorite Fables as they fight for their very existence in the greatest Fables epic yet! Shudder! To the danger as all of existence is about to be wiped out with the stroke of a pen! 3 months @ 3 books per month! = 9 amazing issues! Featuring Brazilian newcomer Joao Ruas, who brings his exquisite style and elegance as our new cover artist!
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #33
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Russ Braun & Jose Marzan Jr.
Cover by Brian Bolland
Part 2 of “The Great Fables Crossover”! This is the opening salvo in what will come to be known around the world as “The Great Fables Crossover” (except for that one issue of FABLES that comes out the previous week that actually starts it, but who gives a crap?). You know, everyone is always saying, "Hey, we want to see Jack get his ass kicked." And since this is a crossover, there could be all kinds of people who might be kicking Jack's ass. But it'll probably only involve the one person you’re thinking would do something like that.
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE LITERALS #1
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Mark Buckingham & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Mark Buckingham
Part 3 of “The Great Fables Crossover”! If you're a reader of JACK OF FABLES, then you're familiar with The Literals – an extended family of characters who literally embody literary notions. It's also very possible that one of The Literals may have created all of the Fables plus the universe in which they reside, unbeknownst to our beloved Fables.
The full story on this enigmatic crew of characters begins here, the first in a 3-issue miniseries and Part 3 of "The Great Fables Crossover," an epic, 9-part tale spanning the pages of FABLES and JACK OF FABLES. The story kicks off when Jack reveals the existence of The Literals to Fabletown, and things quickly get chaotic from there. Fables don't like the idea of having a living god who can wipe them out with the stroke of a pen, and have thus decided to get rid of The Literals. Will they succeed in erasing their creator from existence, or will he literally rub them out first?
On sale April 29 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR #8
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker
The fate of the most important artifact in history lies within Blythe's reach, and she must use her strange link to Zayn to retrieve it. Facing her most grueling challenge yet, Blythe struggles to reconcile her faith in Zayn with the shocking truth behind his history.
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

BANG! TANGO #3
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Adrian Sibar & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Howard Chaykin
Life on the lam is dangerous enough business for a gun-happy hit man, but the temperature reaches a boiling point on the dance floor when he discovers what an ex-flame is packing under her skirt! The scorching new miniseries continues!
On sale April 1 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HAUNTED TANK #5
Written by Frank Marraffino
Art by Henry Flint
Cover by Ted McKeever
April 2003: The Haunted Tank rolls into Baghdad after only 21 days of conflict, and its crew looks forward to a quick rotation home. But as their ghostly compatriot knows all too well, in war, things aren’t always how they first appear. And those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
On sale April 1 • 5 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: ROOTS OF COINCIDENCE TP
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco & Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Constantine must discover who has been manipulating recent events around him in this collection featuring HELLBLAZER #243-244 and #247-249. But first he must understand his own relationship to the web of synchronicity that binds his life. To do so, he will tap into a source of terrifying and blasphemous power, and what it reveals will change his life forever.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 13 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

DMZ #41
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Nikki Cook
Cover by John Paul Leon
Having rejected the relative safety and stability of Parco Delgado's government enclave (as well as a relationship with Matty Roth), Zee ventures out into the wilds of the DMZ. What is she seeking? Peace of mind? A greater truth? Or does she see Parco for what he truly is and would rather be alone and drifting than a part of it?
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #12
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Luca Rossi & Grazia Lobaccaro
Cover by Esao Andrews
Part 2 of “The Space Between”! Disappointed by everyone around her, Fig is unsure who to trust and is back at square one. Where do you go when there's nowhere to go? You go nowhere. Or you stop being you. Or you go to the Goblin Market with the things that go "HZZZZZZ." Featuring werewolves galore and the return of the House’s first waitress, Rina, whose political convictions will blow your mind.
On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

INCOGNEGRO SC
Written by Mat Johnson
Art by Warren Pleece
Photo cover
“[An] engrossing graphic novel, with its smart dialogue and sharp images.” — The New York Times
Writer Mat Johnson, winner of the prestigious Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction, constructs a fearless graphic novel that is both a page-turning mystery and a disturbing exploration of race and self-image in America, masterfully illustrated with rich period detail by Warren Pleece (THE INVISIBLES, HELLBLAZER). In the early 20th century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities. They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could pass for white. They called this dangerous assignment going “incognegro.”
Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald, is sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay “incognegro” long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother — and himself.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27
136 pg, B&W, • $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

PREACHER BOOK ONE HC
Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Steve Dillon
Cover by Glenn Fabry
“Features more blood and blasphemy than any mainstream comic in memory. Cool.” — Entertainment Weekly
Available for the first time in hardcover, preacher Jesse Custer begins his dark journey to find God, in this volume collecting PREACHER #1-12, plus pinups from PREACHER #50 and #66. After merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan preacher Jesse Custer has become completely disillusioned with the beliefs to which he had dedicated his entire life. Now possessing the power of “the word,” an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, Custer loses faith in both God and man as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America. This new collected edition features an all-new introduction by series writer Garth Ennis.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • FC, 352 pg, $34.99 US • Mature Readers

MADAME XANADU #10
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend
The cold and omnipotent Phantom Stranger is the only man throughout all of time who vexes the mysterious Madame Xanadu. When the two timeless lovers meet in a final confrontation, the past, present and future will hang in the balance!
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED #28
Written by Jason Aaron
Art and cover by RM Guera
In 1975, two federal agents were shot and killed on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation. This issue, find out what really happened that day and who fired the fatal shots as we catch up with jailed militant Lawrence Belcourt and the lonely mystic known only as Catcher.
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SEAGUY: THE SLAVES OF MICKEY EYE #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Cameron Stewart
In 2008 alone, superstar writer Grant Morrison killed Batman, put the entire DC Universe through its FINAL CRISIS and concluded the unanimously beloved ALL-STAR SUPERMAN. But what does a writer who’s written every significant Super Hero do when he can create any Super Hero he wants? The answer, of course, is SEAGUY! Morrison (THE INVISIBLES) rejoins original SEAGUY artist Cameron Stewart (SEVEN SOLDIERS) in an all-new adventure starring the cult-favorite character!
In Seaguy’s cartoon future world, everyone is a Super Hero and no one dies. It’s absolutely perfect...Or is it? In this follow-up to the cult 2004 miniseries, Seaguy resurfaces with a sinister new partner, a hatred of the sea and a rebel restlessness he can’t explain. Why are Doc Hero and his ex-archenemy Silvan Niltoid, the Alien from Planet Earth, whispering strange equations? Why is Death so useless? And can that really be the ghost of Chubby Da Choona mumbling uncanny warnings and dire prophecies of ultimate catastrophe?
When the grotesque powers lurking behind the corporation known as Mickey Eye and the Happy Group attempt to erase Seaguy’s entire existence, can he possibly get it together in time to save a world so far gone it can’t even imagine the horror lying in wait? Find out here in Morrison’s own personal reframing of the Super Hero concept for the 21st century.
On sale April 1 • 1 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 2: LUST FOR LIFE NEW EDITION TP
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos
Cover by Darick Robertson
In this second volume of TRANSMETROPOLITAN, which now has been reconfigured to collect issues #7-12, renegade journalist Spider Jerusalem targets three of society's most worshipped and warped pillars: politics, religion, and television. When Spider tries to shed light on the atrocities of these institutions, he finds himself fleeing a group of hit men/kidnappers in possession of his ex-wife's frozen head, a distorted creature alleging to be his son, and a vicious talking police dog.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • FC, 144 pg, $14.99 US • Mature Readers

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #7
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Dave Johnson
The book IGN called “contender for best new series of the year,” as well as the praise-winner from Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis, G4 TV, The Onion, and Ain’t It Cool News features a special stand-alone story: Locals believe the sub-Sahara bush that Moses now calls home to be haunted by the world’s darker inclinations. But Is Moses preparing for a standoff with that evil... or is he the spirit itself?

Don’t miss this special jumping-on point issue, featuring the debut of new cover artist Dave Johnson!
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS #14
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham
Things take a turn for the worse for Annie X as her dream surgery goes horribly wrong. Now everything from her blossoming modeling career to her insatiable affair with Danny has gone down the tubes. See the flipside of the idyllic little town called Browning, and learn just how far Annie will have to sink to find salvation.
On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNCLE SAM DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by Steve Darnall and Alex Ross
Art and cover by Alex Ross
“The most eloquent use of a super-human archetype for a great many years, Darnall and Ross have with UNCLE SAM produced a luminous and moving study of America’s iconographic landscape . . .” — Alan Moore
Alex Ross illustrates a vibrant, hallucinatory tour of modern America as seen through the eyes of a homeless man who may be the living spirit of America in this new hardcover edition of a Vertigo classic. With dynamic painted art by Alex Ross, UNCLE SAM is the story of a star-spangled vagrant clad in red, white and blue, guided by the voices in his head and his own fractured memories. Absorbed by history-traveling visions of America's dark past, Uncle Sam struggles to piece together the scattered clues of his own experiences in this deep and thoughtful look at America's checkered past.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 7.0625” x 10.875”, FC, 128 pg, $19.99 US • Mature Readers

KING OF DEBRIS VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Yusuke Aso
CMX/Flex Comix. Citro’s an all-too-human android boy who lives with his “grandfather,” an old mechanic, and Corona, the mechanic’s granddaughter. When warring factions battle it out at his home, a powerful device implants itself in Citro, making him both more powerful and the target of evil forces. Tragedy propels Citro and Corona on a quest, accompanied by their new ally Tera, the broomstick- flying, techno-witch.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 13 • 5" x 7.375" • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

THE LAPIS LAZULI CROWN VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Natsuna Kawase
CMX. Everyone in young Miel’s family has magical powers, but she’s not really interested in developing hers. Miel wants to live a more normal life, much to her older sister’s disapproval. But when she encounters a boy who needs some help—and who happens to resemble the handsome and beloved young prince of the realm—Miel may just have found the motivation she needs to develop her own special gifts.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • EVERYONE

FIRE INVESTIGATOR NANASE VOL. 2
Story by Izo HASHIMOTO/Art by Tomoshige ICHIKAWA
CMX. Nanase continues to investigate the death of Fire Chief Tsuruga, convinced that it was no accident. Meanwhile, someone is out to stop her by any means necessary. When she’s attacked at home, the only one who can help her may be “Firebug,” the mysterious arsonist. Then when the son of Nanase’s supervisor becomes the primary suspect in a fatal fire, she sets out to prove he’s not guilty.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

THE NAME OF THE FLOWER VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Ken Saito
CMX. Chouko is now a freshman in college and busy with school activities. Kei tries to distance himself from her by throwing himself into his latest work. Despite these obstacles, they do eventually find themselves drawn back to each other, and their mutual affection grows stronger. But things may be complicated by an excursion Kei takes with a female friend from his past.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

KING OF CARDS VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Makoto Tateno
CMX. Is it possible that Manami’s coveted Sahgan card is actually a fake? That’s what a competitor claims…and he’s got a Sahgan card of his own! The only person who knows the truth is Araki, the boy who looks like Sahgan and who claims he’s through with cards forever! She’s still all mixed up about the guy and can't decide whether she hates him or has a crush on him.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 5” x 7.375” • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

SWAN VOL. 14
Written by illustrated by Kyoko Ariyoshi
CMX. The classically trained Masumi continues to struggle with modern dance. The frustrated choreographer just may replace her with a more experienced dancer. But Leonhardt only wants to work with Masumi. Will Leonhardt’s arrogance end both his and Masumi’s dancing days before they’ve even begun?
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. Resolicit; on sale May 13 • 5" x 7.375" • 208 pg, B&W,

$9.99 US • EVERYONE

TERU TERU X SHONEN VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Shigeru Takao
CMX. It seems misfortune surrounds Sasuke wherever he goes, which is precisely why Shinobu’s family has blacklisted this troublemaker and his brother Nozomi. Despite strict instructions not to see Sasuke, Shinobu–accompanied by her ever-loyal ninja protector Saizo–runs away to do just that. But when they instead fall prey to a trap set by kidnappers, will Saizo be able to save his lifelong friend?
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

TWO FLOWERS FOR THE DRAGON VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Nari Kusakawa
CMX. Long buried memories begin to resurface for Lucien, and it appears that his motivation for first wanting to marry Shakuya may not have been so pure. A surprise kiss between the two leads to a lengthening in the “Kuwan tattoo” on the princess’ arm. And Shakuya’s closest handmaid, Lupina, is about to get mixed up with a dangerous guy who may have played a role in Lucien’s disappearance.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

RESISTANCE ACTION FIGURES
After a valiant struggle to stop the Chimera invasion in Europe, mankind must make its last stand on the shores of the United States. In the highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling PLAYSTATION®3 game, Resistance 2™ places players in the heroic role of Sgt. Nathan Hale as he struggles against overwhelming odds to defend mankind from the unstoppable Chimera. While wrestling with this insidious war machine, Hale must also battle the virus raging inside of his own body that threatens to transform him into the very creatures he fights against.
Includes:
Chimera Advanced Hybrid • 6” h
Ravager • 7” h
Nathan Hale with Swarmer • 5” h and 2” h x 4” l
Steelhead • 6” h

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
4-color clamshell packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2, 2009 • Action Figures * PI

BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES
From the pages of 2009’s most anticipated DC Universe event!
DC Direct is proud to produce action figures for the event of the summer – the beginning of the highly anticipated “Blackest Night” storyline!
Included in this series are Earth-2 Superman, the first member of the lifeless, emotionless, Black Lanterns to be revealed; Boodikka, the veteran corpsman who was among the first to become a member of the Green Lantern Corps’ own policing unit, the Alpha Lanterns; Saint Walker, the first member of the Blue Lantern Corps, which champions hope in the universe; and Atrocitus, Abin Sur’s killer and the first to utilize the power of blood and rage to become a member of the Red Lantern Corps, which is out to destroy both the Sinestro and Green Lantern Corps!
Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman 6.75” h
Blue Lantern Saint Walker 7.25” h
Alpha Lantern Boodikka 6.75” h
Red Lantern Atrocitus 7.25” h

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. The Saint Walker and Atrocitus figures include lantern accessories, and the Boodikka figure comes with a removable face plate.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

Heroes of the DC Universe: SUPERMAN BUST
DESIGNED BY CARLOS PACHECO
SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN
The Man of Steel becomes the latest addition to the new HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of busts!
In one of his most iconic poses, Superman demonstrates his titanic strength! The base of the bust is inspired by Metropolis and complements both the Adam Hughes and Terry Dodson Supergirl Busts from the WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line.
This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.75”
x 5” wide x 2” deep, is packaged in a 4-color box and is manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2, 2009 * Bust * $70 US

WONDER WOMAN 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure
It’s the figure Wonder Woman fans and 1:6 scale collectors alike have been waiting for!
This classic interpretation of Amazonian Princess Diana Prince is dressed in her classic-style, intricate and authentically detailed costume, including silver- and gold-toned, metal-plated bracelets and tiara, as well as her Lasso of Truth.
Featuring 28 points of articulation, the figure is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel and includes a display base.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16, 2009 * Collector figure * $99.99 US

THE VINYLIZATION OF THE DC UNIVERSE CONTINUES!
Superman is the second character to join the new line of stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZ™, inspired by the red-hot designer toy phenomenon!
This exciting new version of the Man of Steel is a must-have for collectors of contemporary toy design, as well as fans of Superman.
Three unique versions of Superman are available – the classic version in his traditional blue and red outfit and, based on the popular event “The Death and Return of Superman,” the Cyborg variant and the Kryptonian Life-Suit variant!
Don’t miss out! These toys are extremely limited and once they are sold out, DC Direct will not produce these styles again!In keeping with the tradition of designer toys, rarity of certain incarnations are the norm. The Superman variants (Cyborg and Kryptonian Life-Suit) will be produced in far lower quantities.

These limited-edition vinyl UNI-FORMZ™ Superman figures each feature 12 points of articulation, stand approximately 8” tall and are packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9, 2009 * Vinyl * PI

ARKHAM ASYLUM POKER SET
FEATURING ART BY MARK STUTZMAN
Take a gamble on some of Gotham City’s most wanted!
This unique poker set includes two standard 4-color, 4-suit, 54-card decks featuring both Arkham Asylum residents and Gotham City heroes, as well as 300 4-color poker chips in the colors of black, blue, gold and gray. The set is presented in a deluxe, locked metal carrying case, which is packaged in a 4-color box. Also included are two keys to unlock the case, five black dice and a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity that appears as a card in the deck!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23, 2009 * Poker Set * $199 US

HARLEY QUINN 1:2 SCALE BUST
SCULPTED BY ANDY BERGHOLTZ
The Joker’s go-to gal is the latest character to be added to the popular 1:2 scale bust line!
This bust features Harley Quinn dressed in her classic harlequin jester outfit, which is finely tailored to the cold-cast porcelain bust. And as a special added feature, her pom-pom adorned hat can be posed in a variety of different ways.
Mounted on a museum-style, pedestal display base, this mixed-media piece measures approximately 12” high (to top of head) x 7.75” wide x 5” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance solicited; on sale September 30, 2009 * Bust * $295 US

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATMAN BY DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI
BASED ON THE ART OF DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI
SCULPTED BY JIM McPHERSON
Appearing in black and white, it’s the Caped Crusader as he is seen in one of the most influential Batman stories of all time, BATMAN: YEAR ONE!
This pose, designed by David Mazzucchelli, was used in one of the original promotional images for the book, and the artist himself was consulted for the production of this statue.
The statue measures approximately 7.75” high x 4.5” wide x 2.75” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2, 2009 * Statue * $80 US

ARKHAM ASYLUM BOX SET
Beware the denizens of Arkham Asylum!
The Caped Crusader and three of his deadliest enemies are collected here in one insane box set.
The four figures, all featuring brand-new colors, are packaged together with a 64-page book featuring stories that offer rare glimpses into the lives of some of the most notorious residents of Gotham City’s home for the criminally insane. Stories included are “Escape” from SHOWCASE ’95 #11, “Workin’ My Way Back to You” from THE BATMAN CHRONICLES #3, “Penguin Dreams” from BATMAN #585 and “Fool’s Errand” from ROBIN #85.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23, 2009 • Box Set * PI

WONDER WOMAN MINI NEON SIGN
Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring the iconic Wonder Woman logo!
The adjustable base unit can sit on a tabletop or be mounted to a wall.
Powered by a plug-in, UL-adapter, the sign itself measures approximately 15" wide x 5" high and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16, 2009 * Neon Sign * $89.99 US

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