DC Comics Solicitations for July, 2009

Mon, April 20th, 2009 at 1:58pm PDT | Updated: April 20th, 2009 at 2:02pm

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BLACKEST NIGHT #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis raise the dead in the most anticipated comics story of the year! Throughout the decades, death has plagued the DC Universe and taken the lives of heroes and villains alike. But to what end? As the War of Light rages on, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends upon us, with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps at the center of it all.
Don’t miss this 8-issue epic taking the DCU beyond the grave!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). For every 250 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 15 • 1 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #43
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
The official prologue to BLACKEST NIGHT starts here as the first Black Lantern is born! Black Hand has been an enemy of Hal Jordan since Hal’s early days as a Green Lantern. But even Black Hand is unaware of the true power he holds that will connect him to the Blackest Night! Discover this villain’s connection to death and the Black Lantern Corps!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy), 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 July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #44
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
“Blackest Night” continues! As Hal Jordan and Barry Allen investigate a bizarre crime in Gotham City, they come face to face with one of their oldest allies – J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter! But their old friend is not there for reunions; he’s come for much more. Meanwhile, Sinestro seeks to rebuild his army and take his revenge on the being who would usurp it – Mongul!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy), 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 July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
“Emerald Eclipse” hits its shocking conclusion leading directly into BLACKEST NIGHT. The sciencell riot causes a new law to be doctored into the Book of Oa as Kyle and Guy fight against it. What fate awaits the honor guards, and who will be left standing from the riot that shook Oa to its core?
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 July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORPS #1-3
Written by Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Rags Morales, Chris Sprouse, Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke and others
Covers by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant covers by Gary Frank, Francis Manapul and Doug Mahnke
In this 3-issue miniseries, writers Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) reveal the secrets behind the Lanterns of BLACKEST NIGHT! Bear witness to Blue Lantern Saint Walker’s pilgrimage of hope, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris’ sacrifice for love, Green Lantern Kilowog’s courageous beginnings, Red Lantern Vice’s source of rage, Orange Lantern Blume’s bizarre creation, and the first appearance of the mysterious Indigo, leader of the Indigo Tribe!
Retailers please note: These issues will each ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with covers by Gary Frank, Francis Manapul and Doug Mahnke). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
Issue #1 on sale July 15; Issue #2 on sale July 22; Issue #3 on sale July 29 • 1-3 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-4
In July, DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with WEDNESDAY COMICS, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today!
WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28” x 20” tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14” x 20” page.
Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello, whose past editing credits include BATMAN BLACK & WHITE, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER and SOLO, each page of WEDNESDAY COMICS spotlights the continuing adventures of DC heroes, including:

  • BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso
  • ADAM STRANGE, by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100)
  • METAMORPHO, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman)
  • THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze
  • DEADMAN, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock
  • KAMANDI, written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL)
  • SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER)
  • WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives)
  • GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!)
  • TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway
  • SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL)
  • HAWKMAN, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces)
  • SGT. ROCK, written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON), ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert
  • THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Karl Kerschl
  • METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDio with art by Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL)

WEDNESDAY COMICS will arrive in stores folded twice to 7” x 10”, with the first issue set to reach stores on July 8.
Issue #1 on sale July 8; Issue #2 on sale July 15; Issue #3 on sale July 22; Issue #4 on sale July 29 • 1-4 of 12 • 7” x 10”, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #3
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Kako
Everything you’ve come to love about RUN! is on display this month: beatings, fire, explosions, guns, jokes at the expense of the less fortunate, stupid costumes and stupid people. You get all this entertainment plus the shocking chain of events that leads to the Human Flame getting a new girlfriend. It’s all downhill from here…
On sale July 1 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: ESCAPE #3
Written by Ivan Brandon
Art by Marco Rudy & Mick Gray
Cover by Scott Hampton
Why do you fight? Are you not happy here? Are you not provided for? The Global Peace Agency loves you. Why would you ever leave? The recent reports of torture and death in Electric City are greatly exaggerated. We will protect you. Just tell us everything you know...
On sale July 15 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE #3
Written by Joe Casey
Art by ChrisCross
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
The Super Young Team is dismayed and saddened by the recent events that took place at the “Super Young Team Fan Appreciation Convention” in Dubai. The group would like to reemphasize that this event was not sanctioned by the team and therefore not sponsored by Super Young Team Inc. Their appearance at the show and the subsequent disaster were unfortunate acts of nature. While we reflect on these sad times, we’d like to remind you to visit the all-new merchandise store on the SYT website and check out the new line of signed 8x10’s. Thank you.
On sale July 22 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK #3
Written by Eric Wallace
Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
Things are not looking up for Mark Richards, the Tattooed Man. His family is in trouble, his powers are out of control, and his city is looking to him for help before it goes up in flames. Too bad Mark is too busy getting his face kicked in by a couple of new villains to do anything about it. This is the part where being a hero gets tough, and Mark realizes he might not be up to the task.
On sale July 29 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND ROBIN #2
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Frank Quitely
Variant cover by Andy Kubert
“Batman Reborn” continues with the reteaming of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, New X-Men)! In a blazing Gotham City police department, the new Batman and Robin face the bizarre, fighting freakshow that is the Circus of Strange and find that they don’t make as good a team as Batman had hoped! Meanwhile, the mysterious Sasha escapes from Professor Pyg and vows vengeance on the people who killed her father.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Frank Quitely), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #688
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert
Cover by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea
There may be a new Batman in Gotham City, but that doesn’t mean the city wants him. As Two-Face and Penguin take measures to keep the new Dark Knight at bay, one of the archvillains makes a startling discovery about the new Caped Crusader. Plus, Batman trains the new Robin, and Mark Bagley starts a 4-issue stint as guest artist!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #2
Written by Paul Dini; co-feature written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs; co-feature art by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
In this second issue by the dynamic duo of Paul Dini (DETECTIVE COMICS) and Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN), Commissioner Gordon teams with the new Batman to combat the fiery threat that Firefly has spread across Gotham City. And to make matters worse, the mysterious adversary known only as Abuse makes his presence felt!
Meanwhile, in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Kate Spencer is the new District Attorney of Gotham City, will she use her legal power or her Super Hero identity to find the killer of the previous D.A.?
On sale July 15 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #855
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by JH Williams III; co-feature art by Cully Hamner
Cover by JH Williams III
“Elegy” part 2 of 4 by Greg Rucka and JH Williams III! Batwoman captures her enemy, a madwoman known only as Alice who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras – including Kate! But when the tables are turned, Batwoman finds herself in a hallucination slamming the present into a collision with the past, and the hints of a threat that will claim the lives of every man, woman and child in Gotham City.
And in the all-new co-feature starring the Question, Montoya's quest to find a missing young girl turns deadly.
On sale July 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #2
Written by Paul Dini
Art and cover by Guillem March
Tommy Elliott, a.k.a. the villainous mastermind known as Hush, has escaped the confines of Batman’s headquarters and is wreaking havoc throughout Gotham City all under the guise of Bruce Wayne. Will the loose assemblage of Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn be enough to stop the madman’s rampage? Or are Gotham’s femmes fatales doomed to fail before they even begin?
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED ROBIN #2
Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Ramon Bachs & Art Thibert
Cover by Francis Manapul
Red Robin continues scouring the world, searching for clues to Bruce Wayne's final fate in this new series from writer Chris Yost (New X-Men, X-Force) and artist Ramon Bachs (Civil War: Front Line)! But now he's been targeted by the League of Assassins. What does Ra's al Ghul want with Red Robin? Why are members of the League of Assassins being targeted for death? And what happened to the life Red Robin left behind? Spoiler guest-stars as "Batman Reborn" continues here in “The Grail” part 2 of 4.
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #31
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Andy Clarke
Cover by Guillem March
A new five-part arc begins with an international bang! When a powerful Russian mobster sets his sights on Gotham City, Batman thinks he’s ready. But this isn’t any ordinary mobster, and he’s bringing backup in the form of...a bear? These unexpected foes might just be able to take control of the Gotham underworld – and then the whole city. Can Batman stop them?
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE OUTSIDERS #20
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
“The Deep” part 6! Against their will, the Outsiders help the Insiders find the last pieces of the meteorite which will restore the immortality of the Insiders once and for all. But a fateful choice has to be made by Geo-Force that will lead to a life-changing moment for him and Katana. Plus, more on the mysterious origins of Metamorpho and his connection to the Insiders.
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #879
Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson & Rucka
Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raúl Fernandez; co-feature art by Cafu
Cover by Andrew Robinson
So far, Nightwing and Flamebird’s mission of apprehending Zod’s sleeper agents has gone fairly smoothly. But then they met Az-Rel and Nadira Va-Dim. Now the “Bonnie and Clyde of Krypton” have turned the tables on Earth’s newest protectors. The race to prevent war with New Krypton may be over before it’s even begun! And it’s all in preparation for next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!
Plus: The debut of the Captain Atom co-feature written by Greg Rucka (DETECTIVE COMICS) and James Robinson (STARMAN), the writers of SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON! Where has Captain Atom been all this time? And is he back on the side of good – or still on the side of evil? Find out here in an adventure featuring art by Cafu (VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION).
On sale July 15 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #690
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalhães
Cover by Andrew Robinson
As media mogul Morgan Edge fans the flames of Earth’s distrust of all things alien, Mon-El wrestles with his looming demise and what to do with his remaining life. At the same time, forces from the future must prevent Mon-El from meeting Sodam Yat – the Green Lantern from Daxam known as Ion – for the sake of tomorrow. And General Lane rolls out his plan to ensnare our hero by lining up a vicious crew of villains – but to do this, Steel must fall. It’s a wild ride setting up next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #43
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal
Cover by Joshua Middleton
Things are going well for Supergirl – she’s back on New Krypton, and she’s even managing to patch things up with her mother, Alura. But when she goes to visit her older cousin, Superman warns her that not all is as it seems in the House of El…
Setting the stage for next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #62
Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque
When the inmates take over Arkham Asylum, it's a job for the World's Finest duo – Robin and Supergirl! Rafael Albuquerque (BLUE BEETLE) joins the series as regular artist for a story we could only call "Sidekicked!"
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #5
Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Tan Eng Huat
Superman is on trial for his life. The crime: Treason! The punishment: Death! But is this a challenge Kal-El can even hope to triumph over when the man pulling all the strings is General Zod? A tale of heroism, evil and base betrayal – on the strange world of New Krypton.
And all of this helps set the stage for next month’s crossover event in the SUPERMAN books!
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 Tan Eng Huat). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 8 • 5 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #22
Written by Keith Giffen; co-feature written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund; co-feature art by Mike Norton
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
“Day of Death” part 2! Booster Gold travels back in time to prevent the Black Beetle from killing the New Titans, but who will save Booster Gold from the Black Beetle — and what role will Deathstroke play?
And in the all-new Blue Beetle co-feature, Jaime must battle a flying robot army from destroying all of the people in El Paso!
On sale July 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #25
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta
Cover by Mario Alberti
There’s nothing Blue Beetle loves more than a good team-up. And there’s nothing Hardware hates more than a meddler! Can the two of them network long enough to stop dangerous Alva technology from hitting the streets?
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH: REBIRTH #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver
Barry Allen left a legacy that thrived after his death. Now his return threatens it all. What secrets does Barry hold inside him about the fate of the Flash Family? What destiny awaits Wally and his twins? What murderous force targets Bart Allen? And what does it truly mean to be a speedster?
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 July 22 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DEAD ROMEO #4
Written by Jesse Blaze Snider
Art and cover by Ryan Benjamin
They say you always hurt the ones you love. But in Romeo’s case, he may have taken that a little too far and accidentally killed Whisper! That could mean a one-way ticket back to hell for Romeo and possibly the end of the world for everybody else. But Romeo might still have a chance to set things right…if he doesn’t die from a broken heart first!
On sale July 1 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY #22
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton, Bill Sienkiewicz and Josef Rubinstein
Cover by Ladrönn
The rift between Black Canary and Green Arrow widens as Discord and Cupid attack! And joining the creative team is finisher Bill Sienkiewicz (REIGN IN HELL) on the Green Arrow section...with Josef Rubinstein staying on the Black Canary sections of the new GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY!
Don’t miss the start of the action-packed co-features in this very issue!
On sale July 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #35
Written by Len Wein
Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose
Cover by Ed Benes
The cards are stacked against the remnants of the Justice League! And those cards are the Royal Flush Gang! Can even Superman and Wonder Woman save a team whose luck has run out? Featuring the deadly return of an old foe.
Retailers, please note: This story was previously solicited to appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #34.
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA VS. KOBRA: ENGINES OF FAITH #2
Written by Eric Trautmann
Art by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski
Cover by Gene Ha
A reinvigorated Kobra has attacked the Justice Society in their home, thrusting the heroes into a maelstrom of deception and violence, and the evidence points to an even bigger target on the horizon: S.T.A.R. Labs. As the Justice Society tracks Kobra sleeper cells through the streets of Metropolis, the mystery of Jason Burr's master plan deepens. Can the team defuse the threat in time – or will the growing tensions between them spell victory for Kobra? Continuing the new miniseries event from Eric Trautmann (CHECKMATE, FINAL CRISIS: RESIST) and artist Don Kramer (DETECTIVE COMICS, NIGHTWING)!
On sale July 15 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #1
Written by James Robinson
Art and covers Mauro Cascioli
What brings a team together? Justice! Batman and Martian Manhunter have been slaughtered. But he’s not the only hero to fall at the hands of villains. The murder has to stop, and it’s time to take the fight to the bad guys! Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman unite in a cry for justice!
This 6-part miniseries from James Robinson (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) and rising star artist Mauro Cascioli (TRIALS OF SHAZAM) pushes our heroes to the brink and beyond as evil can no longer be tolerated to win. But when Prometheus plans his revenge on not only the heroes, but on the very places they call home, will this new team be ready to pay the cost for the justice they seek? This time it’s personal – and it’ll only get more bloody before it’s over!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Mauro Cascioli that will be separately orderable. Cover A shows the left side of the image; cover B shows the right side. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 1 • 1 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #29
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Jesus Merino
A new era begins for the Justice Society of America as writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges (BLUE BEETLE) take over the series with new artist Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN ANNUAL) just as two new recruits make their debut with the team! Strange happenings at the JSA Mansion are weird precursors to an all-out attack on all members of the team — all but one! And what is the strange connection that new members King Chimera and All-American Kid might have with the turmoil?
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #45
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina
The “Six Gun War” epic continues in part 2 of 6! Jonah Hex recruits another soldier in his war against El Papagayo, and this time it’s Blue Eagle! But Hex must hurry, as El Papagayo is preparing to execute his prisoners, Bat Lash and Tallulah Black!
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #3
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis
Cover by Brian Bolland
Enter the League of Titans! Buddy Baker is cracking up, but can he rely on a little help from his friends? Or should a wounded animal just slink away to die? Starfire has an opinion on the subject, and she’s never been one to keep her feelings to herself…
On sale July 29 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE MIGHTY #6
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Dave Johnson
Being the commander of Section Omega has its perks — like a free trip to Earth orbit, courtesy of Alpha One! It may be a beautiful view, but Gabriel Cole had better hope it doesn’t turn into a one-way trip! After all, he’s beginning to understand just why he’s had so many predecessors in his job – and why so few have lived to tell about it!
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

R.E.B.E.L.S. #6
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Claude St. Aubin & Scott Hanna
Cover by Kalman Andrasofzsky
The first arc concludes as Starro and his horde begin their conquest of the universe. Can super-genius (and super-jerk) Vril Dox maneuver his band of rebels in time to turn the tide? (Answer: Not a chance.)
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

POWER GIRL #3
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Guillem March
It’s the striking conclusion of the first arc from the fan-favorite writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (JONAH HEX, TERRA) and artist Amanda Conner (JSA CLASSIFIED, TERRA)! Power Girl battles Ultra-Humanite! And things get ugly as the two powerful beings come to blows!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Amanda Conner), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Guillem March). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #11
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Daniel LuVisi
A former Wonder Woman is now a slave? That's just the first shock as the Secret Six face a new enemy with a heart of ice and an entire country at his command! All this plus the return of Mockingbird! It's all heading towards a confrontation against one of DC's biggest powerhouses, and the Six don't stand a chance…
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SOLOMON GRUNDY #5
Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Worse on Friday! With Grundy mortally wounded, can he fend off the revenge of Professor Ivo?It’s super science versus evil power! And the bad blood between them forces Cyrus to face his past head on. Will he see through the madness and discover his killer? The end is coming, and it doesn’t look good for Solomon Grundy!
On sale July 1 • 5 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #31
Written by Mike Ploog
Art by Mike Ploog & Dan Green
Cover by Nick Cardy
Commissioner Dolan's nephew Danny is in a whole heap of trouble, and it falls to The Spirit to rescue him – but to do so, he's got to contend with Danny's amnesia, a priceless stolen artifact, and the latest in The Spirit's run of femmes fatales, the deadly "Adios!" Don't miss Eisner colleague Mike Ploog's return to THE SPIRIT in this two-part story!
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STRANGE ADVENTURES #5
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom and Michael Shoykhet
Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
An army of Weird duplicates attacks Adam Strange, Comet and company! Another member of the mysterious Aberrant Six stands revealed – who it is will shock you! And Lady Styx makes her next move!
On sale July 1 • 5 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TEEN TITANS #73
Written by Bryan Q. Miller; co-feature written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson; co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & Júlio Ferreira
Cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
In the first feature, the team attempts to rescue Wonder Girl from the new Fearsome Five, as Calculator enacts his revenge on the team for not protecting his children. In the 10-page co-feature, Ravager faces the drug problem that could kill her!
On sale July 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TITANS #15
Written by JT Krul
Art by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Cover by Angel Unzueta & Wayne Faucher
Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS! Tempest returns! And how will his arrival affect the Titans? The last page not only answers this question, but will have fans buzzing.
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #34
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
“Birds of Paradise” part 1 of 2! After the status-shattering events of WONDER WOMAN #33, the world's most sensational team reunites, as Wonder Woman and Black Canary go undercover among some of the worst villains of the DC universe! It's gonna be a bad day for some bad men when the two toughest women in comics join forces!
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

VIGILANTE #8
Written by Marv Wolfman
Pencils by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Cover by Walter Simonson
Vigilante must risk his own identity in order to save FBI agent Laura Temple from the Costume Serial Killer. But is Vigilante actually helping her – or is he playing into a bigger trap?
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WARLORD #4
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Joe Prado & Walden Wong
Cover by Mike Grell
Revolution in Shamballah! The Warlord has been captured, and his allies must convince the downtrodden populace of the Shadow Lands to rise up against the terrible and enigmatic master who holds them all prisoner. But our heroes just might be martyred by the Minosaur first!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: CACOPHONY HC
Written by Kevin Smith
Art by Walter Flanagan & Sandra Hope
Cover by Adam Kubert
Renowned comics writer/film director Kevin Smith steps into Gotham City for this tale featuring the mysterious masked killer known as Onomatopoeia who sets his sights — and sounds — against The Caped Crusader! But how does The Joker figure into this saga?
The wild ride that caught Batman between The Joker and Onomatopoeia in the 3-issue miniseries comes to a crashing halt as Batman is forced to choose between capturing Onomatopoeia and saving The Joker's life! Features an introduction from Kevin Smith and his script to the third issue!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN: HUSH TP
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
The epic crime thriller that rejuvenated The Caped Crusader is now available in one place as a trade paperback! In this story of murder, mystery and romance, Batman sets out on a simple mission to discover the identity of the mysterious villain wreaking havoc in his life known as Hush. But Batman ends up facing possibly the most intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present, and the most notorious villains to ever haunt Gotham City’s street attack simultaneously! Guest-starring The Dark Knight’s greatest allies and enemies, this collection features BATMAN #608-619 as well as the 6-page segment from Wizard #0 and a 2-page origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com.
From best-selling writer Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, TV’s Heroes) and superstar artist Jim Lee (SUPERMAN, X-Men) comes the long-awaited collection!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 12 • 320 pg, FC, $24.99 US

ABSOLUTE NEW FRONTIER HC NEW PRINTING
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Darwyn Cooke
Writer/illustrator Darwyn Cooke's award-winning, critically acclaimed masterpiece DC: THE NEW FRONTIER is back in a new printing of the Absolute edition, featuring new story pages, detailed annotations, alternate sequences and an extensive gallery of sketches, pinups, action figure art and more!
In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia outlawed the Mystery Men of the Golden Age. Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America.
Darwyn Cooke's most ambitious project yet features the stunning color art of Dave Stewart, an introduction by DC's President and Publisher Paul Levitz, and an afterword by Cooke.
On sale July 29 • 8.25” x 12.5”, 464 pg, FC, $75.00 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: THE BOOK OF DESTINY TP
Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez and Jerry Ordway
Cover by George Pérez
Collecting issues #7-12 of THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD in trade paperback! The Book of Destiny's been opened, and it will take the combined might of Superman, The Flash, the Metal Men, the Blackhawks, the Atom, Hawkman, Aquaman, the Teen Titans, the Newsboy Legion and more to prevent certain doom!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 19 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD: REALITY LOST TP
Written by Chuck Dixon and Dan Jurgens
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund
In this new volume, longtime BATMAN writer Chuck Dixon pens a story in which a time-traveling villain attempts to destroy Gotham City. And in a story written and drawn by Dan Jurgens, Booster discovers the timestream has been inexplicably altered, unleashing all types of anomalies only he can put back in order. Featuring BOOSTER GOLD #11-12 and #15-19!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 5 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: BATMAN — A DEATH IN THE FAMILY HC
Written by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman
Art by George Pérez, Jim Aparo, Tom Grummett, Mike DeCarlo and Bob McLeod
Cover by Jim Aparo
The Batman classic of the 1980s is collected in a hardcover featuring stories previously released seperately as BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY and BATMAN: A LONELY PLACE OF DYING for the first time in one place! Including BATMAN #426-429 and 440-442 and THE NEW TITANS #60-61!
Readers were invited to vote on the outcome of this story — and they decided that Jason Todd should die! In this tragic tale, Jason lived up to his hot-headed reputation, ignoring his mentor's warnings when he attempts to take on The Joker by himself and paying the ultimate price. Driven by anger, with Superman by his side, Batman seeks his vengeance as he looks to end The Joker's threat forever.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 23 • 272 pg, FC, $39.99 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL. 2: JOKERS AND MADMEN HC
Written by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker
Art by Michael Lark, Greg Scott, Brian Hurt and Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Michael Lark
Witness the gritty side of the Gotham City Police Department from their perspective, as they take on criminals like The Joker and grudgingly look to the Dark Knight for help.
This volume collects two cases of the Gotham Special Crimes Unit, from the pages of GOTHAM CENTRAL #11-22. First, The Joker terrorizes the city at Christmastime when he begins randomly executing people with a rifle, and no one from the Mayor on down is safe. Then, disgraced detective Harvey Bullock must settle some unfinished business...
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9 • 288 pg, FC, $29.99 US

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC
Written by Jack Schiff, Bill Finger and others
Art by Dick Sprang, Bob Kane, Jack Burnley, Jerry Robinson and others
Cover by Dick Sprang
In this new hardcover collecting BATMAN #21-25 (1944), The Dynamic Duo face the evil of villains including The Penguin, The Ghost Gang, The Joker, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and others, with the help of would-be detective Alfred.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 16 • 228 pg, FC, $59.99 US

THE DEATH OF THE NEW GODS TP
Written by Jim Starlin
Art and cover by Jim Starlin and Matt Banning
Witness the decimation of the Fourth World in this trade paperback collecting the shocking 8-issue miniseries! Someone's killing off the New Gods. Who — or what — is responsible? How is Darkseid connected to them? And will Superman, Orion and Mr. Miracle be able to uncover Darkseid's schemes before it's too late?
Advance-solicited; on sale August 5 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US

NIGHTWING: THE GREAT LEAP TP
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Rags Morales, Don Kramer, Michael Bair and Jay Leisten
Cover by Philip Tan
When the Dark Knight's adversary Two-Face tries to take a bite out of the Big Apple, it's up to Nightwing to pluck the city from the crazed madman's grasp in this volume collecting NIGHTWING #147-153, the final issues of the series, tying into “Batman: R.I.P.”
Advance-solicited; on sale August 5 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

ROBIN: SEARCH FOR A HERO TP
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Chris Batista, Cam Smith and Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Freddie E. Williams II
The Boy Wonder attempts to deal with the fallout from “Batman: R.I.P.” in this new title collecting ROBIN #175-183, the final issues of the series.
With Batman gone from Gotham City, Robin must stop the gang warfare that threatens to overrun the city. And what does the mysterious Red Robin have to do with the situation?
Advance-solicited; on sale August 12 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: BLACK ADAM AND ISIS HC
Written by Geoff Johns and Jerry Ordway
Art by Dale Eaglesham, Jerry Ordway, Nathan Massengill, Bob Wiacek and Wayne Faucher
Cover by Alex Ross
The world’s first super-team reunites to fight their old foe Black Adam and his super-powered “family” in this collection, of stories from issues #23-28, including Geoff Johns' final tales for the series.
The new Justice Society regroups just in time to face one of their greatest and most personal enemies: Black Adam! And in a special standalone issue, Geoff Johns presents a day-in-the-life story of the JSA titled "Black Adam Ruined My Birthday" in which the team celebrates the birthday of one of their own – Stargirl!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 2 HC
Written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gates
Art by Renato Guedes, José Wilson Magalhães, Pete Woods, Jamal Igle and Keith Champagne
Cover by Alex Ross
Don't miss this second volume of the mega-event that alters The Man of Tomorrow down to his core, stories from SUPERMAN #682 and 683, ACTION COMICS #872 and 873 and SUPERGIRL #35 and 36!
After a long-lost section of Krypton is miraculously resurrected on Earth, The Man of Steel greets thousands of Kryptonians who are suddenly able to walk among humans. But a jarring culture clash destroys relations between the two species and violence erupts! Soon, the government's own anti-Kryptonian team sets out to dispatch the erupting conflict and the entire Superman family is affected.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2; 160 pg, FC, • $24.99 US

METAL MEN TP
Written by Duncan Rouleau
Art and cover by Duncan Rouleau
DC's metallic heroes return in this trade paperback collecting the 8-issue miniseries! Gold, Platina, Mercury, Iron, Lead, Tin and Copper must face off the forces of Chemo, Doctor Yes, BOLTS, The Balloonatic and his Orphan Army, as well as the Robot Renegades in this action-packed volume!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 5 • 200 pg, FC, $14.99

REIGN IN HELL TP
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Tom Derenick, Bill Sienkiewicz, Justiniano and Chad Hardin
Cover by Justiniano
A power struggle in Hell pits good against evil as everybody looks to carve out a place for themselves in the underworld in this book collecting the entire 8-issue miniseries! When Neron faces off with his enemies Lord Satanus and Blaze for control of Hell, a group of heroes ventures forth to make sure the right bad guys comes out on top.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 19 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ECLIPSO TP
Written by Bob Haney
Art by Lee Elias, Alex Toth, Jack Sparling and Bernard Baily
Cover by Bernard Baily
One of the strangest comics villains ever stars in this volume collecting HOUSE OF SECRETS #61-80! On an expedition in the South Pacific, scientist Bruce Gordon’s dark side is unleashed after being exposed to a black diamond. Transformed into the powerful Eclipso, he embarked on an evil rampage as his good side attempted to reassert control.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26 • 296 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE FLASH VOL. 3 TP
Written by John Broome, Gardner Fox and Robert Kanigher
Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Frank Giacoia and Murphy Anderson
Cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson
The Rogues take over in this new third volume collecting THE FLASH #141-161. Don’t miss the Scarlet Speedster’s epic battles with The Trickster, The Weather Wizard, The Mirror Master, Captain Cold and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 12 • 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SECRET SIX: UNHINGED TP
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott and Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Stephane Roux
Join Catman, Scandal, Deadshot, Ragdoll, and the rest as they hit the road on the run from some of the world's most dangerous killers! A contract has been put out on the lives of the Six, but the sly team has some tricks — and a whole lot of bullets — up their own sleeves in this trade paperback collecting SECRET SIX #1-7!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TEEN TITANS: CHANGING OF THE GUARD TP
Written by Sean McKeever
Art and cover by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose
The Teen Titans are on a mission: recruit some new heroes to join their crime-fighting cause. This collection, featuring TEEN TITANS #62-69, reveals the shocking secret of the team’s mascot, Wonderdog, and features the final fate of two members.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 19 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99

TRINITY VOL. 2 TP
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley, Scott McDaniel, Mike Norton, Tom Derenick, Art Thibert, Andy Owens, Jerry Ordway and Wayne Faucher
Cover by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert
The second TRINITY collection, featuring issues #18-35 of the weekly series, is here!
“The Trinity of Heroes” are legendary characters who are believed to be the keystone to all of creation. Convinced that Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are this Trinity, sorceress Morgaine LeFey teams up with Despero and Enigma to replace the three icons with evil doppelgangers from the Multiverse in order to recreate existence. Can the greatest heroes of 52 universes stop this evil plot – or will evil win?
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26 • 424 pg, FC, $29.99 US

AFTER WATCHMEN, WHAT’S NEXT
With the wildy popular “AFTER WATCHMEN, WHAT’S NEXT?” program under way, DC Comics unveils a second wave of reprints of key DCU, Vertigo and WildStorm titles priced at just $1.00!

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1 SPECIAL EDITION
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Hal Jordan, the greatest Green Lantern of all, returns to the DC Universe and reclaims his icon status starting here!
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US

Y: THE LAST MAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan, Jr.
Cover by JG Jones
After a worldwide plague devastates billions, amateur magician Yorick Brown discovers he’s the last man on Earth.
On sale July 1 • 40 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

TOM STRONG #1 SPECIAL EDITION
Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by Chris Sprouse & Al Gordon
The origin of Alan Moore’s science-hero adventurer is revealed as he faces the unknown mysteries of the galaxy alongside his crew of colorful allies.
On sale July 8 • 40 pg, FC, $1.00 US

ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Frank Quitely
Rediscover the wonder of The Man of Steel in this fast-paced, continuity-free epic as Superman discovers he’s only got a short time to live!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US

BATMAN #608 SPECIAL EDITION
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
The Caped Crusader hunts down an all-new adversary as the most notorious members of his rogues gallery descend on Gotham City!
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #6
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art by Stephen DeStefano
Cover by J. Bone
It’s the magic of Shazam versus the magic of King Kull! Winner take all!
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7
Written by J. Torres
Art by J. Bone
Cover by Scott Jeralds
Here comes the Doom Patrol! And they want Batman to help them out with…General Immortus? But we just shipped him off last issue!
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPER FRIENDS #17
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Stewart McKenny and Phil Moy
Cover by J. Bone
Fiddle-de-dee! The Super Friends celebrate Independence Day with a time-travel trek! The teams set off to meet the greatest heroes they can imagine – the Founding Fathers!
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

TINY TITANS #18
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar
School's over, but the Tiny Titans can't leave yet – they're stuck in detention! How did that happen? Meanwhile, elsewhere in the school, Principal Slade's got some dirty jobs...and Darkseid's gotta do them!
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #39
Written by John Rozum, Jim Alexander and Tom Warburton
Art by Will Sweeney
Cover by Jay Stephens
The Secret Saturdays discover a strange and ancient relationship between a cryptid and an Italian village! Meanwhile, Samurai Jack has a hard time returning a purchase. And in The Kids Next Door, Numbuh One gets dumped big time!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LOONEY TUNES #176
Written by Frank Strom and Sam Agro
Art by David Alvarez, Neal Sternecky and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Scott Gross
Join the crew for all-out, fast-paced hilarity! Feel the need for speed in “Wacing Wascals!” Plus other classics!
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #59
Written by Jim Alexander, Amy Rogers, and Sam Agro
Art by Mike Kazaleh, Christopher Cook, and Robert Pope
Cover by Robert Pope
It's the spectacular last issue of BLOCK PARTY, and we’ve got new stories from Camp Lazlo, the Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends! Featuring a special cover with guest appearances from all the stars of BLOCK PARTY!
FINAL ISSUE • On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SCOOBY-DOO #146
Written by John Rozum & Keith Champagne
Art by Fabio Laguna
Cover by Vincent Deporter
Come celebrate with Scooby and the gang, this Fourth of July! There’ll be sand, sailing and, of course, a monster made of fireworks. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE AUTHORITY #12
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Simon Coleby & Cliff Rathburn
Cover by Simon Coleby
The horrifying secret behind the Warhol Infection is finally revealed. And it just happens to coincide with Apollo’s return to the Carrier! But it’s not the reunion anyone was expecting!
On sale July 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AUTHORITY: WORLD’S END BOOK ONE TP
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art and cover by Simon Coleby
The WildStorm Universe has been shattered by an apocalyptic event. Does the Authority have a hope of rebuilding their "finer world," or is that dream dead and gone? Don’t miss this beginning of an astounding new direction for the super-team from THE AUTHORITY #1-7.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26 • 136 pg, FC, $17.99 US

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 3 #3
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross
The secrets of the Apollo Eleven! The inner workings of PYRAMID! An assault on the First Family! The return of the Silver Agent! A game of Jarts! Charles and Royal get dragged deeper and deeper into the darkness and turmoil of Astro City in the early ‘80s – only to come face-to-face with the cosmic threat of the Incarnate!
On sale July 1 • 3 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

STORMWATCH PHD #22
Written by Ian Edginton
Art and cover by Leandro Fernández & Francisco Paronzini
There are rumblings of discontent onboard Skywatch. Winter challenges Jackson King’s idiosyncratic leadership, which threatens to widen growing divisions within the team and distract them from seeing the true enemy within.
Meanwhile, The High becomes human to solve the mystery of Finland!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS #13
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Shawn Moll & Drew Geraci
Cover by Ryan Sook
After the explosive events of last issue, the Wildcats are in shambles. There couldn't be a worse time for them to confront the archvillain known as Tao, but they don't have much choice, as his plans are coming to fruition and the fate of what's left of the world hangs in the balance. There's one bit of good news: they won't have to do it alone. Team Seven is back...but can even they turn the tide against a madman who can alter reality itself?
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NORTH 40 #1
Written by Aaron Williams
Art and cover by Fiona Staples
Somewhere in Midwestern America was a place called Conover County. When the old book was opened, and the runes therein used in haste and ignorance, a place of farms, simple folk, and small-town dreams became a den of monsters and nightmare. NORTH 40 is the story of those who survived and came to confront an even greater evil on the horizon – one that wouldn't just consume their flesh, but their souls as well. Heroes arise with power to bring against the dark: Wyatt, an unwilling protector of his former tormentors; Amanda, an apprentice to forgotten arts; and Sheriff Morgan, whose bonds with Conover County go back farther than even he can remember. See where it started, and watch where it's all going in NORTH 40 #1.
Created by Aaron Williams (PS238, The Nodwick Chronicles) and Fiona Staples (SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR).
On sale July 8 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #2
Written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric
Art and variant cover by Jason Craig
Cover by Shane Davis
Something strange is happening in the halls of Project Black Book. The covert government group is unleashing creatures of mass destruction in their bid to gain control over the Necronomicon. And as the survivors of Freddy and Jason’s murder sprees congregate, the short-lived reunion is shattered by the violent arrival of Jason Voorhees. But when a mysterious stranger arrives to aid in the battle, Jason must confront the one man who has not only survived his murderous rampages but has also “killed him” in the past. Fan favorite Tommy Jarvis returns to finish what he started and see Jason Voorhees buried a final time!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Shane Davis), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Jason Craig). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 22 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

GEARS OF WAR #9
Written by Mike Capps & Joshua Ortega
Art by Liam Sharp
Cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Following a distress signal from the overrun city of Jilane, Delta Squad is dispatched to investigate with the help of a unique “scout” named Alex. The team, with the help of Sigma Squad, will explore one of the darker elements of the Gears universe, and to tell this unique and harrowing tale, series writer Joshua Ortega will be joined by Epic Games president Mike Capps! Further exploring the world of the sensational hit video game!
And featuring a stunning new cover from superstar artist Jim Lee on this start to a new arc!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

KILLAPALOOZA #3
Written by Adam Beechen
Art and cover by Trevor Hairsine
The Clap contends with a deadly death trap, has a pleasant drink at the hotel bar, lets their internal tensions come to a head, finds that backstage security isn't all it's cracked up to be, and learns that in their line of work, "Everybody Wants You (Dead)!"
On sale July 22 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

PROTOTYPE #4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Darick Robertson & Matt Jacobs
The bloodbath continues in this issue as the NY homicide detectives realize finding the truth isn’t as critically important as surviving it. No longer able to deal with the realization that their word has forever changed, the detectives come to terms with the fact that they just may not make it out of this one alive. Based on the best-selling video game!
On sale July 1 • 4 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

STARCRAFT #3
Written by Simon Furman
Art and cover by Federico Dallocchio
Variant cover by Shawn Moll
Dark secrets are unearthed when a malign alien force from beyond the grave is unleashed aboard the ship General Lee and threatens to tear the War Pigs apart from within! As the search for Jim Raynor gathers pace, a team member’s dark and blood-soaked past is laid bare, beginning a spiral of terror that pits War Pig against War Pig. Continue the journey into the extended galaxy of the best-selling video game!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Federico Dallocchio), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Shawn Moll). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TOM STRONG DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by Alan Moore
Art by Chris Sprouse, Al Gordon, Arthur Adams, Jerry Ordway, Dave Gibbons, Gary Frank, Cam Smith, Alan Weiss, Paul Chadwick and Gary Gianni
Cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Comics legend Alan Moore introduces science hero Tom Strong in the first of three deluxe hardcover editions of the popular series illustrated by Chris Sprouse and many of comics’ greatest artists. Tom’s remarkable exploits over a nearly century-long career feature an amazing cast of characters including his wife Dhalua (the daughter of a mighty chieftain), their daughter Tesla, the enhanced ape King Solomon and Tom’s robotic valet, Pneuman.
In this volume, collecting issues #1-12, Tom finds himself battling in different times, worlds and realms, facing off against an eclectic group of enemies like the ruthless Paul Saveen, the mechanized Aztechs and the prehuman Pangaean—in places as diverse as New York, Venus, an alternate Earth and even the past!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 336 pg, 7.0625” x 10.875”, FC, $39.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #21
Written by Walter Simonson & Louise Simonson
Art and cover by Mike Bowden & Tony Washington
King Varian is so focused on The Lich King and the recent Scourge attacks that he fails to notice Cho’Gall’s power and threat continue to grow. Plus, Maraad has kidnapped Garona – but to what nefarious end?
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT VOL. 1 TP
Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
Cover by Jim Lee
Collecting WORLD OF WARCRAFT #0-7, based on the world's most popular massively multiplayer video game! In this epic tale, a human is found unconscious, with no memory of who he is. Enslaved by the Orc Shaman Rehgar Earthfury, this man must fight for survival, striking uneasy relationships with other races in his quest to find the secrets of his past!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 12 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GREEK STREET #1
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Kako
You’re a boy from the hood. You’re brought up rough in a children’s home, trying to stay out of trouble but usually failing. Then at 18 you decide to track down your mother. Within hours of finding her, she’s lying naked and dead at your feet. So you run to Greek Street.
And that’s when your troubles really begin…
Boasting a cast of sexy strippers, murderous gangsters, body-snatching mad women and a disturbed young girl who can see the future, GREEK STREET is Peter Milligan’s reimagining of those brutal and visceral tragedies that graced the Theater of Dionysus in Ancient Greece – bloody tales about incest, homicide, beautiful oracles, all-knowing choruses, kings, monsters and gods – played out on the mean streets of modern-day Red-Light London.
Milligan – best known for his super-smart Vertigo work like SHADE THE CHANGING MAN, HUMAN TARGET and now HELLBLAZER– joins forces with illustrator Davide Gianfelice (NORTHLANDERS) to create an epic ongoing series that’s both familiar yet completely new and always with the bloody, visceral edge that makes it a Vertigo book. Take a trip to GREEK STREET where the old stories are not through with us yet.
On sale July 1 • 40 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES DELUXE EDITION VOL. ONE HC
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Lan Medina, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha and Craig T. Hamilton
Cover by James Jean
For the first time ever, Bill Willingham's acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning series FABLES is presented in a deluxe hardcover edition collecting issues #1-10. When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. When Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it’s up to Fabletown's sheriff, the reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to find the killer. Meanwhile, trouble of a different sort brews at the Fables’ upstate farm where non-human inhabitants are preaching revolution – and threatening Fabletown’s carefully nurtured secrecy.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30
7.0625” x 10.875”, 264 pg, FC, $29.99 US, MATURE READERS

FABLES VOL. 12: THE DARK AGES TP
Written by Bill Willingham
Artist by Mark Buckingham, Mike Allred, Andrew Pepoy, Peter Gross and David Hahn
Cover by James Jean
The 12th volume in the best-selling, award-winning FABLES series collects the epic from issues #76-82 of the acclaimed monthly series. If you've ever craved a guided tour of Fabletown's secret Manhattan location, prepare to be thrilled. Pinocchio has a field day taking a certain VIP around the city. And exactly which Fabletown denizens are no longer active (dead, alive or otherwise) just might shock you into a comic book coma. Also in this volume, you’ll find the 4-part story featuring Freddy and Mouse, two local rogues who just want to get along and perhaps turn a bit of profit in the post-war, topsy-turvy world. Meanwhile, in Fabletown, a new political group forms called the Society of Seconds, and what they want doesn't seem very reasonable at all.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 12 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #86
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Jim Fern & Craig T. Hamilton
Cover by Joao Ruas
Meet Dunster Happ, the most important Fable you never knew. If our friends in exile at The Farm knew even a fragment of what humble Dunster knew, they'd be in a lot less trouble right now. Mr. Happ's just one of a cast of thousands in this issue where we explore Mister Dark's past and how he ended up in that magical box in that faraway fortress so that two hard-luck mercenaries could come along one day and set him free. Featuring the guest art team of Jim Fern (CROSSING MIDNIGHT) and Craig T. Hamilton.
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #36
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Tony Akins
Cover by Brian Bolland
Featuring an untold tale of Jack’s past drawn by guest artist Tony Akins and written by guest-scripter and novelist Chris Roberson (HOUSE OF MYSTERY #13)! “Jack ‘n’ Apes” is the exciting true story of the time our hero found himself in equatorial Africa in nothing but his underpants, was taken prisoner by a bunch of talking apes, and in no time had set himself up as their king. That’s right, monkey fans, Jack was the real king of the jungle, so accept no substitutes. Kreegah!
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR #11
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker
Blythe's first test flight in Clearfleet's new hyperprax plane doesn't go as she planned. Dogged by a strange illness, she arrives at Sky 1 disoriented and off her guard before meeting an old friend who has a secret she is totally unprepared to hear. But is he trustworthy? Blythe may find out too late...
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #43
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by John Paul Leon
"No Future" continues, tracking the inner workings of the DMZ's notorious death cult from its more mindless and random street actions to the more sophisticated operations that betray its thug exterior. After witnessing the crash-landing that placed Matty in the city in the first place, our anonymous street killer starts questioning the ultimate point of the organization.
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

BANG! TANGO #6
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Adrian Sibar & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Howard Chaykin
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…A drop-dead gorgeous transsexual has the criminal underworld wrapped around his/her finger. And her ex-hit man ex-boyfriend is in for even more surprises in the stunning conclusion to this sexy, shocking and incomparable Vertigo series.
On sale July 1 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #257
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Simon Bisley
There are worse things than being embroiled in a romantic quadrangle – or maybe there aren’t if you’re in love with John Constantine. But this time, calling him a lady-killer just might be cutting too close to the bone.
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #15
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Luca Rossi & David HahnCover by Esao Andrews
Harry's true identity, Fig's heritage, Rina's heartbreak, a dragon's unrequited love and the Thinking Man's Army all converge in a very small space in this shattering conclusion to "The Space Between". And somewhere in there we manage to squeeze in "Jordan's Movie Idea with the Gorillas and Sh*t," illustrated by David Hahn (BITE CLUB, FABLES).
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #13
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta
A young daughter pleads for Madame Xanadu to use her powers of sight to investigate deeper into her father’s mysterious death. But the family secrets Madame Xanadu digs up are the kind that no one truly wants brought to light. Generations of deceit can charge a heavy toll, and the fortune-teller will discover why it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Northlanders #19
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Danijel Zezelj
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
"The Shield Maidens" concludes its blood-drenched telling of Thyra, Grettr, and Lif – three wives of slain Danish warriors who seek revenge on their killers. The myth of the Valkyries, the idyllic figures who guide dead warriors to Valhalla, is shattered by the stone-cold reality of love lost.
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN #3
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu
“A wish-I'd-thought-of-it premise, beautifully executed. Highly recommended for anyone who thinks that fantasy can do more than just help you escape the real world." – Brian K. Vaughan
Tom Taylor travels to the place where Frankenstein was conceived – the same place his father wrote the first Tommy Taylor book.
And, of course, that can’t be just an innocent coincidence...
Continuing the acclaimed new series from the award-winning LUCIFER team of Mike Carey (X-Men, HELLBLAZER) and Peter Gross (FABLES, Chosen)!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED #31
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by RM Guera
Cover by Jock
FBI Agent Nitz finally has what he's dreamed about for years: an eyewitness who can put Chief Red Crow away for murder. Unfortunately, the only thing standing in his way just happens to be his own undercover agent, Dash Bad Horse. Part two of the pivotal new arc "The Gnawing" offers more surprises and plenty more bloodshed.
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 3: YEAR OF THE BASTARD NEW EDITION TP
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Darick Robertson & Rodney RamosCover by Jae Lee
In this new edition of volume three, now featuring issues #13-18 of the hit series, Spider Jerusalem begins to crumble under the pressure of fame and escapes into a world of bitterness and pills. Armed with only his demented mind, Spider embarks on an adventure of political cynicism, horrific sex and unwelcome celebrity with disastrous results.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 5 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER # 10
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Dave Johnson
It’s a day in the life of an American celebrity activist in Africa, as worldwide box office star Margaret Wells befriends a man whose face is covered in bandages. What the actress doesn't know is that the survivor is Moses Lwanga, a man she once deeply respected – a man who's come to kill her.
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS #17
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham
Danny suffers the horrible effects of looking through the hole in the wall, causing a rift between himself and Loreli. Loreli turns to Danny’s archrival, Puss-Bag, for comfort, which leads to a night of violence and horror. And history repeats itself as the spider’s plan is revealed...
Retailers please note: this issue’s story was previously scheduled to appear in issue #16.
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER VOL. 1: HAUNTED HOUSE TP
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Igor Kordey
“UNKNOWN SOLDIER could be a new Vertigo classic.” — The Onion
“A story with teeth, unafraid to confront some horrific truths about the world we live in, Joshua Dysart’s UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a comic that genuinely matters.” — Garth Ennis
“This is an immensely brave, intelligent and ruthless piece of work. You need to read it.” — Warren Ellis
Welcome to Northern Uganda. In 2002, it's a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12-year-olds with AK-47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care. Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center of this. But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well. What is this voice telling him the only way to fix what's wrong with the country is by slaughtering those responsible? And what is Moses' connection to past bandage-wrapped warrior?
HAUNTED HOUSE collects the first six issues of the Eisner Award-nominated UNKNOWN SOLDIER series – don’t miss it!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26 • 144 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE BATTLE OF GENRYU: ORIGIN VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Shouko Fukaki
CMX/FLEX COMIX. Jin’s a happy, irresponsible high school kid with extraordinary powers. The problem is, they only show up once a month. He’s got a great group of friends, including the attractive Fusano, who takes her own fighting skills way more seriously than Jin does. But that all changes when some tough guys challenge him on one of the days when he isn’t powered up. Turns out they were hired by his estranged brother Soichiro, who is after something that Jin possesses. And when Soichiro later attacks Fusano, the war between brothers is on.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 12 • 5" x 7.375" • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 16
Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi
CMX. The Ultimate Blue agents track down some dangerous chemical weapons stolen by the Russian mafia and hidden in a small town. Just as the agents begin to win the trust of the locals who know where the deadly compounds can be found, the mob kidnaps the villagers’ relatives in other cities, forcing them to give up the location. How can Musashi hope to stop a chemically armed mob?
Resolicited; on sale August 5 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 9
Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui
CMX. Shinchan’s mom is determined to get her driver’s license and Shin’s only too happy to assist. But that kind of help is the last thing a nervous driving student needs. And it’s his Dad who may end up paying the price…in higher insurance rates! Then the family heads out to a health resort and ski lodge. But with Shin in tow, you can bet this vacation will prove to be anything but relaxing.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26 • 5" x 7.375" • 128 pg, B&W, $7.99 US • MATURE

ASTRAL PROJECT VOL. 4
Written by marginal and illustrated by Syuji Takeya
CMX. In this final volume, Masahiko’s dead sister possesses another girl, but the results might prove deadly to her host. The mysterious jazz CD gets played on the radio, causing a whole outbreak of astral projections and upsetting the Painted Man and his monstrous friend. And the true reason behind Asami’s untimely death is finally revealed.Will Masahiko at last find peace?
Advance-solicited; on sale August 19 • 5.5” x 8” • 248 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE

TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka
CMX. Kei passes her exams, but is so consumed with finding out who she was running with the day of Suwa’s accident that she can’t enjoy her scholastic success. The answer may hold the secret to finding Kei’s missing ring. Kanzaki makes a passing comment and something goes off inside of her. Could her running partner that fateful day have really been Shinogu, the guy who secretly holds the ring?
Advance-solicited; on sale August 5 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

VENUS CAPRICCIO VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Mai Nishikata
CMX. Takami gets a part-time waitressing job at Club Blue. But what’s Akira’s motive when he decides to work there too? Later, when their piano school gets a new teacher, Akira is less than thrilled…and the teacher’s incessant flirting with Takami is only part of the problem. And when Takami and Akira enter the same piano contest, will their friendship prove to be stronger than their musical rivalry?
Advance-solicited; on sale August 19 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

RATCHET & CLANK SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES
Based on the best-selling, action-adventure series of video games available exclusively on the PlayStation® computer entertainment systems!
One of the best-selling video game series of all time and a worldwide favorite with consumers, the Ratchet and Clank franchise is best known for overpowered weapons, ingenious gadgets, interstellar exploration and outrageous humor. At the heart of this multimillion unit selling action-adventure saga are its two main characters: Ratchet, an impulsive, wrench-wielding intergalactic tinkerer who is the last Lombax in the galaxy, and Clank, his logical and witty robotic partner. With the help of self-proclaimed “hero,” Captain Qwark, Ratchet and Clank have defeated most of the universe’s most vile villains. Yet they face an old nemesis, the diabolical Dr. Nefarious, who seeks to control time itself in their latest caper – Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.


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

TERMINATOR SALVATION: T-600 1:6 SCALE
Martin Laing Signature Edition
by HOT TOYS (Movie Masterpiece Series)
Under special distribution arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer this 1:6 scale figure of the Martin Laing Signature Edition T-600 endoskeleton killing machine – complete with the severed heads of two T-700 machines at its feet!
This T-600 version was inspired by the original T-600 concept art created by production designer and artist Martin Laing, featuring a variant machine gun design and bullet container. This edition, complete with an exclusive base featuring two light-up T-700 heads, was designed by Hot Toys especially for DC Direct.
In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
• Stands approximately 14 inches tall
• Over 25 points of articulations, plus completely articulated fingers
•T-600 eyes light- up! Button cell battery operated/battery included
•Accessories includes Gatling gun ammo pack based on the conceptual artwork created by Martin Laing
•Figure base with nameplate
•T-700 heads on base light-up
Button cell battery operated/battery included
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2, 2009 Collector figure * $225 US

The Dark Knight: 1:6 Scale The Joker (Gotham City Police)
MMS DX by Hot Toys
Hot Toys is proud to announce their brand new product line – MMS DX (Movie Masterpiece Series Deluxe) – and DC DIRECT is proud to announce the first in the line is the debut of THE JOKER from THE DARK KNIGHT!
The MMS DX line features a newly developed technology for a 1:6 scale collectible: Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS). PERS special features include: Unique designed eyeballs with colored translucent iris and simultaneous positionable eyeball function. The eyes for these figures move in all directions, much like human eyes.
The Joker MMS DX stands approximately 12 inches tall and features the Hot Toys True type body with over 35 points of articulation.
Dressed in a Gotham City police uniform with hat, Gotham City police badge and shoes, it is an authentic reproduction from the scene in the movie.
This figure also features:
An M1 Garand Rifle
Five grenades, knife pistol and Joker cards
Seven interchangeable, poseable hands
An interchangeable and new make-up Joker head featuring the PERS eyes with translucent irises
An additional costume: the new, improved & movie-accurate costume of an overcoat, sport coat, vest, shirt, tie, pants, belt, socks and shoes, with grenades rig and suspenders
Deluxe figure stand with LED lights
Packaged in a 4-color box. Limited edition!
Advance solicited: on sale December 9, 2009 *Collector figure * $195 US

WONDER WOMAN VS. ARES STATUE
DESIGNED BY WALTER O’NEAL
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
It’s a battle for the ages when Amazon princess Wonder Woman takes on her archenemy Ares, the God of War, on the treacherous terrain of an ancient battlefield.
Wonder Woman battles not only Ares, but an army of undead warriors summoned across the millennia. From Viking to Roman to World War I, soldiers in league with Ares rise to his aid.
This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 13.5” high x 11” wide x 10.5” deep, is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is manufactured to order.
* Minor assembly required.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 9, 2009 * Statue * $250 US

UNI-FORMZ: GREEN LANTERN
Green Lantern is the third character to join the new line of stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZ inspired by the red-hot designer toy phenomenon!
This unique new version of Hal Jordan (as Green Lantern) is a must-have for both collectors of contemporary toy design, as well as fans of the Emerald Guardian.
Three unique versions of Green Lantern are available: the modern version, dressed in the uniform the character is currently sporting for the “Blackest Night” story arc, which features a metallic-like hue; the classic version, dressed in his Silver Age tank-top uniform; and a translucent Power Glow version.
Don’t miss out! These toys are extremely limited and once they are sold out, DC Direct will not produce them again!
In keeping with the tradition of designer toys, rarity of certain incarnations are the norm. The Green Lantern variants (“Classic” and “Power Glow”) will be produced in far lower quantities.


These limited-edition vinyl UNI-FORMZ Green Lantern 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 December 16, 2009 * Vinyl * PI

Green Lantern: First Flight DVD Maquette
Sculpted by Karen Palinko
When pilot Hal Jordan accepts a mysterious, powerful ring from a dying alien creature, it transforms him into a Green Lantern, one of an elite force of heroes who patrol the universe to ensure peace and justice under the leadership of the Guardians of the Universe. Unsure of their newest recruit, the Guardians assign Hal to their most-honored Green Lantern Sinestro for training, unaware that Sinestro wants to overthrow the Guardians and create a new order he’ll control. It’s a battle of might and will power as Hal must prove his worth by defeating Sinestro to save the Green Lantern Corps. Voiced by a stellar cast including Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer and Michael Madsen, this DC Universe original animated adventure bursts with action-packed shakedowns, showdowns and spectacular visuals as Green Lantern uses his powers and imagination to make the impossible real!
This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette of Green Lantern is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie, Green Lantern: First Flight!
Measuring approximately 9” tall x 4.25” wide x 4.75” deep (including the base), the maquette includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Limited edition of 4000! * Quantities may be allocated.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 8, 2009 * Statue*$89.99 US

BATMAN FAMILY MULTI-PART STATUE: PART 3: BATWOMAN AND COMMISSIONER GORDON
DESIGNED BY ANDY KUBERT • SCULPTED BY OLUF HARTVIGSON
It’s the ultimate collectible for Batman fans! Batman and his allies team up in four separate pieces (sold in three parts) to form a single statue.
Solicited this month is Part 3 of this multi-part statue, featuring Batwoman and Commissioner Gordon standing on a rooftop in Gotham City, ready to take action. This part of the statue follows the other pieces of the statue: Part 1 features Robin and Catwoman reclining on a gargoyle and Part 2 features Huntress and Nightwing heroically surveying the city.
The bases of each piece slide together to form a shot of the entire Batman family on a rooftop overlooking Gotham. Each of the three parts includes a piece of the fourth portion of the scene, which can be easily assembled to form Batman, who looms in the back of the scene. All three parts of the statue are needed to make Batman.
Part 3 of the statue measures approximately 9” high x 7” wide x 5” deep, while the entire multi-part statue measures approximately 11” high x 17” wide x 11.5” deep when fully assembled.
The BATMAN FAMILY MULTI-PART STATUE is limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 16, 2009 * Statue * $150 US

HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES
BASED ON THE ART OF GEORGE PÉREZ
The third series of action figures that spans the broad history of the DC Universe includes more fan-favorite characters that have rarely been produced in action figure form!
Ocean Master (half-brother of Aquaman), the super-flexible Plastic Man and Superman’s nemesis Brainiac join the Man of Steel himself in this series, based on George Pérez’s art from HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE.


Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. 4-color blister card packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 16, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ACTION FIGURE BOX SET
“The Big Four” have teamed up for the perfect holiday gift!
Classic Justice League of America members Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern appear here in action figure form, along with a 48-page book featuring the story of the re-formation of the JLA after Infinite Crisis, as well as the characters’ origin stories as told by contemporary artists.
The stories included in this special set are JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31 by Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes and Sandra Hope, the 2-page origin stories from the pages of 52 starring Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern and the JLA, plus the 2-page Superman origin story by Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee and Scott Williams previously seen in ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 2, 2009 * Box Set * PI

TRINITY BOOKENDS
DESIGNED BY MARK BAGLEY • SCULPTED BY DAVE CORTES
Display your copies of DC’s hit weekly series TRINITY between this unique three-piece bookend set!
Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman form a triad, each with its own base. Superman and Wonder Woman anchor each side while Batman poses in a bonus third, center piece.
Designed by superstar artist Mark Bagley, each character is an iconic representation of one of the tarot cards in the story. To further this concept, each of the bookends features a removable tarot card, which can be inserted into a slot in its base to provide a backdrop.
Each piece of this limited-edition, cold-cast porcelain bookend set measures approximately 8.25” tall x 6.5” wide x 6” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 2, 2009 * Bookends * $325 US

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