DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping September, 2003

Mon, June 16th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #786
Written by Ed Brubaker and Rick Spears; art by Patrick Zircher, Aaron Sowd and Rob G.; cover by Tim Sale


In stores September 3. The conclusion of "Made of Wood" throws Batman and the JSA's Green Lantern Alan Scott into a race against time to save James Gordon from a homicidal maniac! And in the back-up - "The Dogcatcher," Part 2 of 4, by Rick Spears and Rob G. (Teenagers From Mars) - an unfortunate city worker happens upon the Joker's lost pooch!


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #171
Written by Tom Peyer; art by Tony Harris and Wade von Grawbadger; cover by Harris


In stores September 10. The 3-part "Irresistible" concludes with a bang! After Bruce Wayne's manipulated suicide attempt, Batman finally uncovers the secret of Frank Sharp's power. But can Batman break through Sharp's mind-controlled police escort before Sharp flees Gotham for good?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #45
Written by Scott Beatty and Kimo Temperance; art by Dave Ross, John Floyd and Nathan Fox; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores September 17. "Knights Passed" ends with a bang as Man-Bat enters the picture! But what does he want, and why is shredding Batman part of the answer? Meanwhile, the people closest to Bruce Wayne find themselves targeted by someone who wants the truth about the death of Jason Todd. Plus, in the black-and-white backup, a tale of action, adventure…and babysitting? Batman hunts down a band of crooks in a warehouse and finds an infant. Fisticuffs and teething collide as the Dark Knight must rescue the hapless tot!


PC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #619
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and covers by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores September 24. The pulse-pounding conclusion to the 12-part "Hush" story arc that has thrilled critics and fans alike, featuring two astounding variant triple-gatefold covers! Who is Hush? Why has this mysterious figure plagued Batman? All the secrets are revealed, and one thing is for sure: Nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight! The two triple-paneled gatefold covers feature Batman and his allies on one, and all the major Bat-villains on the other, showcasing Jim Lee's incredible vision of the dark world of Batman. For more information, see the feature article. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers featuring Batman allies (50%) and Batman villains (50%).


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN #619 STANDARD EDITION
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and covers by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores September 24. The much-anticipated conclusion to "Hush," featuring a single-panel section of the Batman allies cover art! Featuring every page of action you've waited 12 months for, as all the secrets of "Hush" are revealed! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Don't miss the Batman appearance in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #2, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews!

ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL #5
Written by Dan Slott; art by Ryan Sook and Wade von Grawbadger; painted cover by Eric Powell


In stores September 3. As if rioting super-villains weren't bad enough, Arkham Asylum now has a new, deadlier menace to contend with. With demons picking off both guards and inmates, it's time to bring in an expert: Jason Blood!


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 6) $2.50

BATGIRL #44
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Adrian Sibar and Andy Owens; painted cover by James Jean


In stores September 17. Batman and Batgirl must team up with Black Wind to take out Dr. Death before Death can unleash a genocidal weapon on the innocents of Tarakstan!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN ADVENTURES #6
Written by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton; art by Rich Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


In stores September 17. Batman's out to bust the various rackets of the gangster named Black Mask…but he's playing with fire when he goes after the Mask's pet arsonist: Firefly!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE - FUGITIVE VOL. 3 TP
Written by Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, Kelley Puckett, Devin Grayson, and Geoff Johns; art by Steve Leiber, Scott McDaniel, Rich Burchett, Roger Robinson, Damion Scott and various; cover by McDaniel


In stores September 10. Bruce Wayne has been cleared of killing Vesper Fairchild and David Cain has been taken into custody, but the story doesn't end there! This concluding volume wraps up the best-selling storyline, reprinting DETECTIVE COMICS #773-775, BATMAN #606-607 and BATGIRL #33, with closing remarks by writers Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker, all under a new cover by Scott McDaniel. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE - FUGITIVE VOL. 2 TP - relist
Written by Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson and Ed Brubaker; art by Steve Lieber, Scott McDaniel, Sergio Cariello, Roger Robinson, and various; cover by Scott McDaniel


In stores September 10. Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE - FUGITIVE VOL. 3 TP, this volume collects the stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #768-772, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #31 and BATMAN #605. Batman's allies decide he's been framed for the murder of Vesper Fairchild. Now the Dark Knight must find out who did it - and why!


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS #2
Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Klaus Janson


In stores September 10. The ultimate story of morality and mortality continues! Ra's al Ghul faces off against Batman on the Dark Knight's home turf, and he's come to make a serious accusation. Meanwhile, the mysterious and deadly Nyssa begins the latest phase of her private war against Ra's.


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 9) $2.95

BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 2 TP
Written by Chris Claremont, Paul Dini, Kelley Puckett, Steven T. Seagle, Ty Templeton, John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Alan Brennert, John Byrne, Howard Chaykin, Warren Ellis, Harlan Ellison, Alan Grant, Dave Gibbons, Bob Kanigher, Paul Levitz, Tom Peyer, Paul Pope, and Walter Simonson; art by Alex Ross, Steve Rude, Tim Sale, Marie Severin, Daniel Torres, Kyle Baker, Jordi Bernet, Enrique Breccia, John Buscema, Byrne, Gene Colan, Ronnie Del Carmen, Jos Luis Garca-Lpez, Gibbons, Gene Ha, Jim Lee, John Paul Leon, Pope, Eduardo Risso, Paul Rivoche, Tony Salmons, Mark Buckingham, and Tom Palmer; cover by Mike Mignola


In stores September 17. Collecting the first sixteen Batman backups from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS plus 40 pages of material commissioned for the hardcover in a softcover edition! Get a healthy dose of noir-flavored short stories featuring the Dark Knight - written and drawn by a stellar lineup of creators! For more information, see the feature article.


B&W, 176 pg. Trade Paperback (7 1/2" x 11 1/4") $19.95

BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE TP - relist
Written by Brian Bolland, Howard Chaykin, Chuck Dixon, Neil Gaiman, Archie Goodwin, Joe Kubert, Dennis O'Neil, Walter Simonson, Matt Wagner, and various; art by Simon Bisley, Bolland, Chaykin, Richard Corben, Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Simonson, Brian Stelfreeze, Bruce Timm, Wagner, and various; cover by Alex Toth


In stores September 17. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE Volume Two TP, this oversized trade paperback collects the Eisner Award-winning anthology featuring short stories of Batman in stark black-and-white art.


B&W, 232 pg. Trade Paperback (7 1/2" x 11 1/4") $19.95

BATMAN: HUSH HC - relist
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores September 3. Reoffered to coincide with the BATMAN STATUE (offered in Previews Volume XIII No. 3), the most-talked about story of the year, collected in one volume! Reprinting BATMAN #608-612, this hardcover features the first arc of Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee & Scott Williams' acclaimed "Hush," including guest appearances by Superman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Huntress, and more! Plus, four brand-new pages and two pages previously seen exclusively on www.dccomics.com.


FC, 128 pg. Hardcover $19.95

BATMAN: TENSES #2
Written by Joe Casey; art by Cully Hamner and Dexter Vines; cover by Hamner


In stores September 24. Concluding the spine-tingling story set during Batman's first year! The Dark Knight's hunt for an insane serial killer with precognition reaches a fever pitch as the madman's visions hearken rampant death and destruction across Gotham City!


FC. 64 pg. (2 of 2) Prestige Format $6.95

BIRDS OF PREY #59
Written by Gail Simone; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei


In stores September 17. Master extortionist Savant has pushed Oracle's courage and Canary's will to their very limits! Now Babs reluctantly recruits the Huntress, while Dinah must make a sacrifice that leaves her more vulnerable than ever. Their final confrontation with the man who knows their weaknesses will have repercussions for months to come!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #23
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Cameron Stewart


In stores September 24. Catwoman's "Wild Ride" continues with a stopover in a familiar locale: Opal City! But danger is everywhere as the mysterious Arabian ninjas who plagued Selina back in Keystone City catch up with her and Holly!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #11
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Brian Hurtt; cover by Michael Lark


In stores September 10. Featuring guest art by Queen & Country's Brian Hurtt! The tension of "Half a Life" breaks with an issue focusing on Stacy, the only person in Gotham allowed to activate the famed Bat-signal. This "day in the life" story of the Major Crimes Unit told through the eyes of their only civilian reveals that what seems like a great day job may be having adverse effects on her personal life, in ways she never thought possible.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HARLEY QUINN #36
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art and cover by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey


In stores September 3. "Behind Blue Eyes" Part 4 of 5. At last, the truth is revealed about Amanda's parents: why they hid valuable information with her, and how to retrieve it. But knowledge isn't always power, and Harley is running out of options as she struggles to keep herself and her unlikely ward alive!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #85
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Mike Lilly and Jesse Delperdang; cover by J.H. Williams III


In stores September 10. Somebody has to take the rap for the murder of Chief Redhorn. Will it be Tarantula or Nite-Wing? One thing's for certain: Neither is going down without a fight!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #118
Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Jo Chen


In stores September 17. The storyline that redefines Robin's role continues! Burdened with a horrible secret and certain there's a traitor within the Bat-group, Robin nears his breaking point. And while his investigation into the traitor's identity produces a possible lead, Robin finds himself being stalked!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #807
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Cam Smith; cover by Ferry


In stores September 3. The "Supergirls" story arc continues! Mia, the Supergirl from SUPERMAN, joins the fight along with Natasha Irons and Girl 13. The trio sets out to stop a mysterious assailant who has delivered a near-fatal blow to Superman. And in the middle of it all, a blackout hits Metropolis!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #620
Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Kevin Nowlan


In stores September 10. Who is the Candidate and why does someone want him dead? Lois and Clark are determined to find out! Meanwhile, the sun is being eaten and the world is becoming a much colder place. What can Superman do against a cannibal planet?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN #197
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens


In stores September 24. A deaf Superman is getting sicker by the minute. Will Supergirl find the real cause of his malady? Plus, an appearance by Krypto!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #2
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines


In stores September 17. Teaming DC's two mightiest heroes in one action-packed monthly book! Badly injured, Superman and Batman must make it back to the Batcave, where they confront the most unexpected guest-star of the year! Plus, Lex Luthor makes a startling announcement that will have an impact on the lives of both heroes!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SECRET FILES 2003
Written by Geoff Johns, Jeremy Johns, Jeph Loeb, and Mark Waid; art by Ivan Reis, Tim Sale, Ed McGuinness, Scott McDaniel, Marc Campos, and Pascual Ferry; cover by McGuinness


In stores September 3. Discover the secrets of DC's heaviest hitters in an explosive special tied directly into their new ongoing series' first storyline! In a lead story by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Marc Campos, an unexpected champion plays a decisive role in the super-powered war on terror - but how will the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight respond to him? Plus: a surprising look at Luthor as "man of the people" written by Mark Waid; another thrilling take from the creators of SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale; and profiles of the SUPERMAN/BATMAN cast by Ed McGuinness, Scott McDaniel, and Pascual Ferry!


FC, 48 pg. $4.95

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT #3
Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


In stores September 3. Continuing the bold reimagining of Superman's origins! Learn where Superman's costume came from, and why Pa Kent was dead set against it!


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 12) $2.95

SUPERMAN: BLOOD OF MY ANCESTORS
Written by Steven Grant and Gil Kane; art by Kane, John Buscema and Kevin Nowlan; cover by Buscema and Nowlan


ELSEWORLDS. In stores September 10. The final work of legendary artists Gil Kane and John Buscema pits Superman against a strange alien menace that devours memories! The Man of Steel's memories hearken back to an era where the House of El began, but can Superman's earliest ancestor defy the great god Rao and restore order to Krypton? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

SUPERMAN: DAY OF DOOM TP
Written by Dan Jurgens; art and cover by Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores September 24. Collecting the 4-issue miniseries revisiting the behemoth who killed the Man of Steel! On the anniversary of Superman's death, someone is following Doomsday's cross-country path…and murdering people along the way! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

SUPERMAN: END OF THE CENTURY SC
Written by Stuart Immonen; painted art by Immonen, line art and cover by Immonen and Jos Marzan, Jr.


In stores September 3. Superman and Lois Lane must save the world from the deranged and super-powerful son of the former Mrs. Lex Luthor in a stunning softcover edition of the original graphic novel written and illustrated by Stuart Immonen. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $17.95

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS #8
Written by Chuck Austen; art by Teddy Kristiansen; cover by Ashley Wood


In stores September 17. New artist Teddy Kristiansen continues to bring his vision to METROPOLIS! It's a blackout in Metropolis! And when Lena vacates the Tech, who's going to fill the vital role of controlling the city?


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

SUPERMAN & BATMAN: GENERATIONS III #9
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


ELSEWORLDS. In stores September 10. As an incredible battle rages in the 27th century, a wounded parademon staggers through the woods. An elderly blind woman offers him shelter in exchange for information - but nothing is what it seems in the shocking "A Soldier's Story!"


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

SMALLVILLE #4
Written by Mark Verheiden and Clint Carpenter; art by Renato Guedes, Oclair Albert and Tom Derenick; cover by John Van Fleet


In stores September 17. The conclusion of the story that finds Lex Luthor accused in the murder of an old friend! How will he clear his name and find out who set him up? And in a special back-up story from "between the scenes" of the Season One episode "Rogue," Clark shares a car ride to Metropolis with a crooked cop who knows his secret. Plus, interviews with series creators Al Gough and Miles Millar detailing what's in store for Season Three, and the next installment of the Season One episode guide!


FC, 48 pg. $3.95

DC UNIVERSE

AQUAMAN #10
Written by Rick Veitch; art by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Andrew Robinson


In stores September 10. Black Manta and Aquaman travel to Dreamtime to battle the Thirst for the soul of the fourth and final river goddess! Meanwhile, Tempest is back in Atlantis, where he discovers a monstrosity pumping dark, satanic energy into the oceans.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BAD GIRLS #2
Written by Steve Vance; art by Christine Norrie and J.Bone; cover by Darwyn Cooke


In stores September 3. High school politics and super-powers mix it up in this hot new miniseries, as the artistic torch passes to hot artists Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages, Queen & Country) and J. Bone (GOTHAM GIRLS, Jingle Belle)! New girl in town Lauren is learning just how nasty the popular girls of San Narcisco High can be - now that they can morph, turn invisible, and fly! At an out-of-control pool party, she's torn between loyalty to them and sympathy for her uncool friend Ronald - who's hatching his own mysterious plan…


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

CINNAMON: EL CICLO #2 (of 5)
Written by Jen Van Meter; art by Francisco Paronzini and Robert Campanella; cover by Howard Chaykin


In stores September 17. The tale of revenge and honor in the New West continues! Modern-day gunslinger Cinnamon heads to L.A. to settle old business from the long-ago murder of her father. To get there, she'll make a deal with the devils dealing cheap immigrant labor to the City of Angels!


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

DC/MARVEL: CROSSOVER CLASSICS IV TP
Written by Ron Marz, John Byrne, J.M. DeMatteis, and Dan Jurgens; art by Darryl Banks, Terry Austin, Byrne, Graham Nolan, Karl Kesel, Jurgens and Art Thibert; cover by t'k


In stores September 3. Bringing together a staggering collection of the greatest comics heroes ever with an all-star roster of legendary creators! This volume collects GREEN LANTERN/SILVER SURFER: UNHOLY ALLIANCES, DARKSEID VS. GALACTUS: THE HUNGER, BATMAN & SPIDER-MAN, and SUPERMAN/FANTASTIC FOUR. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

DC/MARVEL: CROSSOVER CLASSICS II TP - relist
Written by various; art by various; cover by John Romita, Jr. and Dennis Janke


In stores September 3. Timed to coincide with the release of DC/MARVEL: CROSSOVER CLASSICS IV TP, this popular trade paperback contains four crossovers between DC and Marvel Comics: BATMAN/PUNISHER, PUNISHER/BATMAN, SILVER SURFER/SUPERMAN, and BATMAN & CAPTAIN AMERICA.


224 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

THE DEMON: DRIVEN OUT #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; art by Pop Mhan and Art Thibert; cover by Jo Chen


In stores September 10. It's an Etrigan the Demon you've never seen in a 6-issue hyper-pulp miniseries! Jason Blood cuts a deal with a cult of modern-day alchemists to divorce him from the Demon for good. But when the ceremony goes horribly wrong, Etrigan must mix it up with street racers and the Yakuza mob! For more information, see the feature article.


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

DR. FATE #2
Written by Christopher Golden; art by Don Kramer and Prentis Rollins; cover by Paul Rivoche


In stores September 10. The action-packed mystical miniseries continues! Nabu has disappeared and Dr. Fate grows ever more alarmed at his absence as the coven of Salem mystics make their magical intentions known. Meanwhile, Justin Guilder's life takes a turn for the worse as Nabu's ancient enemy, The Curse, reappears with a vengeance seeking to destroy Dr. Fate!


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

EMPIRE #3
Written by Mark Waid; art by Barry Kitson and James Pascoe; cover by Kitson


In stores September 24. The miniseries chronicling the life of a villainous dictator continues! Golgoth's trusted soldiers are given a drug that provides them with superpowers. But when the secret source of that drug has been discovered by a few of Golgoth's trusted staff, it may mean their deaths!


MATURE READERS


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

FALLEN ANGEL #3
Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores September 10. Kicking off the 4-part story "Little Better Than a Beast!" Lee is caught up in a murder mystery when one of her students becomes despearately ill. Is a mysterious Bete Noire healer the girl's only hope? Meanwhile, the errant son of a wealthy dictator comes to Bete Noire seeking sanctuary at Furors.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #202
Written by Geoff Johns; art and cover by Alberto Dose


In stores September 24. "Ignition" continues! The Fastest Man Alive struggles to protect his fellow officers as the true identity of their killer is revealed. The Flash wants to bring the murderer to justice, but so does a rogue outside the law! Plus, a visit from the new rogue profiler for the K.C.P.D. is anything but pleasant for Wally and his wife, Linda!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE #3
Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Kevin Maguire and Joe Rubinstein


In stores September 3. The heroes formerly known as the Justice League have no time to get down to business when JSA villainess Roulette captures the former Leaguers to prepare them for a fight to the death (and in Booster Gold's case, maybe that's not such a bad idea)!


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

GREEN ARROW #30
Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores September 10. Part 5 of the 6-part "Straight Shooter" finds Ollie trying desperately to turn the tables on ber-assassin Constantine Drakon!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #169
Written by Ben Raab; art by Rick Burchett and Rodney Ramos; cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores September 24. Kyle takes off for uncharted regions of space to save Kilowog's soul! An ancient race of beings has taken hold of one of Kyle's only allies, and Kyle will stop at nothing to make sure Kilowog is saved. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Jade finds herself questioning her relationship with Kyle.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD TWILIGHT/NEW DAWN TP
Written by Ron Marz; art by Daryl Banks, Bill Willingham, Derec Aucoin, Steve Carr, Fred Haynes, Craig Hamilton, Jamal Igle; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer


In stores September 3. A new collection combining the events of the NEW DAWN and EMERALD TWILIGHT trades, originally presented in GREEN LANTERN #148-155. Witness Hal Jordan's last stand, as he collapsed into insanity and became Parallax, an unstoppable force…until freelance artist Kyle Rayner was awarded the last power ring, and a new Green Lantern was born! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD DAWN II TP - relist
Written by Keith Giffen and Gerard Jones; art by M.D. Bright and Romeo Tanghal; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer


In stores September 3. Relisted to coincide with GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD TWILIGHT/NEW DAWN TP, this volume collects the EMERALD DAWN II miniseries with an all-new cover! Watch as Hal Jordan takes on Sinestro as a mentor and learns what it truly means to be a Green Lantern!


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

HAWKMAN #19
Written by Geoff Johns; art Scott Eaton and Ray Kryssing; painted cover by John Watson


In stores September 3. Guest-starring Black Adam in a story that lays the groundwork for next year's crossover between JSA and HAWKMAN! During an archaeological dig within the country of Kahndaq, Black Adam comes to his former ally, Hawkman, to bring a halt to the excavation. But why is the dig so important to Black Adam? And who will help him keep Hawkman from unlocking the secret within?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #8
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores September 10. Part 2 of a special 2-part story! When we last left the guys of "Captain Chaos Productions," they were using the earth-shattering powers of the H-E-R-O device to perform dimwitted stunts and random acts of destruction. Now slick Hollywood producer Ronnie Barzell promises he can deliver fame and fortune. Does he really want to make them famous, or just get his hands on the device?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HUMAN DEFENSE CORPS #5
Written by Ty Templeton; art by Clment Sauve Jr. and Dennis Janke; cover by Sauve Jr. and Juan Vlasco


In stores September 10. For the members of the Human Defense Corps, war is hell - literally! The soldiers march into the depths of Hades to conduct a search-and-rescue mission for their fallen comrades, but before it's through, more may fall…


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

iCANDY #1
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Kalman Andrasofszky; cover by Scott Iwahashi


In stores September 17. Get ready for a new monthly series that fires the high-octane action of a cutting-edge videogame into the real world! Meet Matt, a kid whose life is shattered when his parents divorce and his sister disappears. But is she really gone, or has she returned in the form of a video game character? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #86
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores September 10. The shocking twice-monthly storyline "Trial By Fire" continues here! The mysterious creature known as The Burning has decimated the Justice League. Can the few unscathed members find out the secret behind this deadly foe in time?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA #87
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores September 24. The JLA's "Trial By Fire" takes a fatal turn in Part 4 of 6, as the horrifying origin of their latest nemesis is revealed! Surprisingly, Batman feels there's only one possible solution to The Burning question, and trust us - it's a stretch!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Don't miss JLA/AVENGERS #1 - this month in the MARVEL section of Previews.

JLA-Z #1 (of 3)
Written by Mike McAvennie; art by Jim Lee, Scott McDaniel, Scott Kolins, Rob Haynes, Patrick Gleason, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Parker, Pascual Ferry, Tom Nguyen, Peter Pachoumis, Scott Williams, Christian Alamy, and various; cover by Phil Jimenez


In stores September 3. A handbook to DC's greatest super-team featuring artwork by some of the biggest names in comics, timed to coincide with the debut of JLA/AVENGERS! Featuring the first of a triptych of covers by Phil Jimenez (originally featured in Wizard magazine), this stunning issue includes villains and heroes from Amazo to Green Arrow, and features artwork by BATMAN's Jim Lee, SUPERMAN's Scott McDaniel and indie comics superstars including Jeff Parker (The Interman).


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

JLA/JSA: VIRTUE AND VICE SC
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merio


In stores September 17. A softcover edition of 2002's thrilling, critically acclaimed hardcover! What starts as a friendly get-together between the JLA and JSA degenerates into a destructive melee…and from the ashes emerges a villainous uber-team made up of select members from each group. What's made these former heroes of virtue turn into agents of vice? And who can possibly stop them once they get really mad? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $17.95

JSA #52
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jsus Merio.


In stores September 10. New penciller Don Kramer (DR. FATE) debuts! It's a brand-new day for the Justice Society of America…a new beginning after the events of the earth-shattering "Princes of Darkness" storyline. Friends join, others leave, and the seeds are sown for the next exciting year of the JSA. Plus, a look into the future plans of Black Adam and how they will eventually change the JSA forever!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA: ALL-STARS #5
Written by Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer and Howard Chaykin; art by Adam DeKraker, Prentis Rollins, and Chaykin; cover by John Cassaday and Mark Lewis


In stores September 3. Spotlighting the JSA's prophetic powerhouse Hourman! Rick Tyler has struggled to take hold of his father's legacy as the original Hourman, and after years of failure he's finally succeeded…or has he? Plus, Howard Chaykin tackles the original Hourman in a Golden Age back-up tale!


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 8) $2.50

JSA: STEALING THUNDER TP
Written by Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer; art by Leonard Kirk, Stephen Sadowski, Peter Snejbjerg, Keith Giffen, Keith Champagne, Andrew Pepoy, and Al Milgrom; cover by Christian Alamy


In stores September 10. Collecting JLA #32-37, this trade paperback uncovers the Ultra-Humanite's latest world-conquering scheme! Heroes from around the world - including members of the JSA - are vanishing, and those that remain must forge an unusual alliance with the Icicle to save the day. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #23
Written by Chris Sequeira; art by Min S. Ku and Rob Leigh; cover by Eric Wight


In stores September 3. Kobra strikes reality television! After so many failed attempts to conquer the world, Kobra finds that his legion of believers is evaporating. In order to renew the faith of his followers, he comes up with his grandest scheme yet: to kill the Justice League live on TV!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES TP - relist
Written by Dan Slott, Ty Templeton, Fabian Nicieza, Josh Siegal, and Christopher Sequeira; art by Min S. Ku, John Delaney, Chris Jones, and various; cover by Bruce Timm & Alex Ross


In stores September 17. Reoffered to coincide with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED WONDER WOMAN MINI-MAQUETTE (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 3), this trade paperback collects JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #1, 3, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Thrill to the adventures of seven of the world's most iconic heroes as they stave off alien invasions, prevent natural disasters, and battle deadly super-villains!


FC, 160 pg. $9.95

THE LEGION #24
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art and cover by Steve Lightle


In stores September 24. Legendary Legion artist Steve Lightle returns for an issue spotlighting the team's darkest member: Umbra! On extended leave from the Legion, Umbra heads home to see if her birth world holds any clues to the disappearance of her powers. But things have changed on Talok VIII, and the darkness that was once her friend is now her enemy.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LOBO UNBOUND #4
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Alex Horley and Andy Kuhn; painted cover by Horley


In stores September 17. On the lawless planet of Dhabba Dhu, Bling-Bling the bounty hunter ain't the only one who's about to mess with Lobo's assassination plans. The other one's got antennae! Yep, you guessed it: The mighty Ambush Bug is back in an outrageous sequence by Andy Kuhn (Firebreather, Spider-Man Unlimited)!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 6) $2.95

OUTSIDERS #4
Written by Judd Winick; art by ChrisCross and Sean Parsons; cover by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna


In stores September 17. A month into the Outsiders' tenure, the group feels frustrated to be hunting "low-rent super villains." They set their collective sights on the bigger guns, but that way leads to blood…Brother Blood, to be exact.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC
Written by Jack Cole; art by Cole and various; cover by Cole


In stores September 10. Reprinting POLICE COMICS #50-58 and PLASTIC MAN #4 in a handsome hardcover archive! Featuring an introduction by Bill Schelly and a host of innovative and unusual Golden Age Plastic Man tales. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 204 pg. Hardcover $49.95

REIGN OF THE ZODIAC #2
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Colleen Doran and Bob Wiacek; cover by Tony Harris


In stores September 24. The mythology of the Zodiac comes to life in this thrilling new series! On the distant world of Eidolon, the day arrives for a wedding rigged to create a superpower out of the decadent House of Virgo and the militaristic House of Aries. But the hot-blooded Arian bride has a secret plot to escape, which could lead to war!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

SWEATSHOP #6
Written by Peter Bagge; art by Johnny Ryan, Stephanie Gladden, and Bill Wray; cover by Bagge


In stores September 24. Meet more of Mel's family than you ever wanted to in the stories "I Have No Son" and "The Ex!" Yes, as if the Sweatshop gang didn't have enough troubles from Mel Bowling, now they have to put up with his family!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TEEN TITANS #3
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza; cover by McKone and Alquiza


In stores September 10. A major Teen Titans foe from the past returns to cause trouble for the new team! Plus, someone thinks putting kids in the line of fire is a bad idea - and Starfire and Cyborg agree.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

WONDER WOMAN #196
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores September 17. Part 1 of the 5-part "Down to Earth," the first extended storyline from the new creative team of Greg Rucka, Drew Johnson, and Ray Snyder! The project Wonder Woman has been working on since her arrival in Patriarch's World is finally revealed, giving new ammunition to Diana's foes, on Earth and Olympus itself! Featuring guest-appearances by Superman, Wonder Girl and Martian Manhunter!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN: THE BLUE AMAZON
Written by Randy Lofficier and Jean-Marc Lofficier; art and painted cover by Ted McKeever


ELSEWORLDS. In stores September 3. Completing the trilogy begun in the ELSEWORLDS specials SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS and BATMAN: NOSFERATU! The original Superman and Batman of the series return as the sinister Doctor Psykho keeps a mysterious - and powerful - captive in his "Palace of Sin"…a prisoner who may control the destiny of civilization! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 64 pg. $6.95

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

CARTOON CARTOONS #22
Written by Jesse Leon McCann, Frank Strom and Paul Kupperberg; art by Maxwell Atoms, Frank Homiski, Stephen DeStefano, Mike Wetterhahn and Tim Chi Ly; cover by Atoms and Homiski


In stores September 24. From the hit show Grim & Evil, Billy and Mandy go bowling with their best buddy, The Grim Reaper! Plus, Johnny Bravo gets a government job, and Courage the Cowardly Dog gets engaged to an alien!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ELFQUEST: WOLFRIDER VOL. 1 TP
Written by Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, Christy Marx, by Mercedes Lackey, Andy Mangels, Wendi Lee, and Sarah Byam; art by Wendy Pini, Brandon McKinney, Charles Barnett III, Terry Beatty, and Ric Estrada; cover by Wendy Pini


In stores September 10. The first in a series of compact-sized trade paperbacks re-telling the majestic ElfQuest saga in chronological order! This volume collects six thrilling ElfQuest tales that introduce a number of key characters, including Cutter and Skywise. Plus, a timeline and "Cast of Characters" perfect for introducing new readers to this expansive universe. For more information, see the feature article.


B&W, 192 pg. Trade Paperback (5" x 7 3/8") $9.95

LOONEY TUNES #106
Written by Bill Matheny, Jesse Leon McCann, Earl Kress and Frank Strom; art by David Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Omar Aranda, Leo Batic, Mike DeCarlo, Horacio Ottolini, Alberto Saichann and Ruben Torreiro; cover by Mona Koth


In stores September 3. Bugs Bunny poses as Marvin the Martian's Supreme Commander, Witch Hazel hunts for mouse tails, and Tweety vies with Sylvester for an acting award!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #42
Written by Robbie Busch; art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy


In stores September 17. Get an eyeful of action - as the Girls battle a many-eyed monster and get knitted up in knots by their nemesis HIM!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS VOL. 1: TITANS OF TOWNSVILLE TP
Written by Jennifer Moore, Sean Carolan, and Abby Denson; art by Phil Moy, Dan Fraga, Stephanie Gladden and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Craig McCraken and Mike DeCarlo


In stores September 10. The first in a new series of manga-sized trade paperbacks featuring the renowned characters of Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, and Hanna-Barbera! This volume collects THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #1-5, featuring the three lovable defenders of Townsville: Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 112 pg. Trade Paperback (5 1/8" x 7 9/16") $6.95

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS VOL. 2: GO, GIRLS, GO TP
Written by John Rozum, Chuck Kim, Chris Savino, Abby Denson, Jennifer Moore and Sean Carolan; art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes, Mike Manley, Cynthia Morrow, Phil Moy and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Moy


In stores September 10. Continuing a new line of manga-sized trade paperbacks! This volume collects THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #6-10, as the girls square off against Mojo Jojo, Him, and even more city-crushing baddies! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 112 pg. Trade Paperback (5 1/8" x 7 9/16") $6.95

SCOOBY-DOO #76
Written by Frank Strom; art by Anthony Williams and Dan Davis; cover by Joe Staton and Dave Hunt


In stores September 10. It's a frighteningly fashionable issue! The Mystery Inc. gang investigates a haunted beauty pageant by the sea, and chases a ghost through the catacombs of Paris!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

TOR VOL. 3 HC
Written and illustrated by Joe Kubert; cover by Kubert


In stores September 24. The final volume collecting Joe Kubert's classic series! This oversized archive-quality volume collects the remaining Tor material produced for DC and Marvel, as well as Kubert's self-published Sojourn. This volume also features an introduction by Roy Thomas and an 8-page sketchbook section. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 168 pg. Hardcover (8 1/2" x 11") $49.95

TOR VOL. 1 HC - relist
Written and illustrated by Joe Kubert; cover by Kubert


In stores September 24. Reoffered to coincide with the release of TOR VOL. 3 HC, this hardcover presents the first collection of Joe Kubert's legendary creation, Tor! Reprinting One Million Years Ago #1 and 3-D Comics #1-2, this oversized archive-quality volume also includes a foreword by Kubert, an introduction by Roy Thomas, a portfolio section of unseen sketches and storyboards, and much more!


FC, 144 pg. Hardcover (8 1/2" x 11") $49.95

TOR VOL. 2 HC - relist
Written and illustrated by Joe Kubert; cover by Kubert


In stores September 24. Reoffered to coincide with the release of TOR VOL. 3 HC, this hardcover reprints Tor #3, 4 & 5 (from the 1950s) and features a foreword by Joe Kubert dealing with the early years of his career and the creation of Tor. Plus, an insightful introduction by comics writer and historian Roy Thomas; original Tor backup features, including the youth-oriented Danny Dreams stories; and a 27-page portfolio section with commentary by Kubert containing unseen sketches, pages, animation art and other developmental material!


FC, 144 pg. Hardcover (8 1/2" x 11") $49.95

WILDSTORM

ARROWSMITH #3
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merino


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores September 17. The miniseries mixing magic and military might marches on! On a shipboard Atlantic crossing, Fletcher Arrowsmith deals with friends, enemies, sea monsters, romance, danger, loss and an overwhelming trial by fire that will leave him utterly transformed. His skills as an airborne wizard will be tested to the limit - and if he survives, he'll have made it to the most dangerous place on his world: the heart of the war!


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 6) $2.95

THE AUTHORITY #5
Written by Robbie Morrison; art by Tan Eng Huat; cover by Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores September 3. A special stand-alone issue featuring the art of Russ Manning Award-winner Tan Eng Huat (DOOM PATROL)! A giant monster is rampaging through a major metropolitan area, and it's The Authority to the rescue! But all is not as it seems with this threat, and the reality of the situation may be more horrifying than the monster itself.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

EXTINCTION EVENT #3
Written by Robert Weinberg; art and cover by Brett Booth and Sal Regla


In stores September 3. The Extinction Event is in full swing, but which species will prevail? The Dinosaurs have been awakened and are running rampant through the camp. Who will survive, and who will fall prey to the most advanced predators ever to inhabit the earth? More secrets about the species are revealed in the third chapter of this incredible story about human survival.


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

GEN13 #13
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Ramn F. Bachs and Sandra Hope; cover by Al Garza and Carlos D'Anda


In stores September 10. The search for the original GEN13 continues as the new team discovers shocking revelations and faces their possible destruction…and the master manipulator G-Nome holds all the cards!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #12
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Gene Ha; cover by Brian Wood


In stores September 24. Get ready for Global Frequency's final mission - and the biggest one yet! It's going to take a hundred people on the Frequency, including agents from the previous 11 missions, to save a major world city from a ransom demand backed up by a threat most people could never imagine.


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

THE POSSESSED #3
Written by Geoff Johns and Kris Grimminger; art and cover by Liam Sharp


CLIFFHANGER. In stores September 17. The horror continues! Armed with faith, semi-automatics and holy water, Father Burroughs and the other exorcists head north to a small town where an outbreak of demonic possessions has left a trail of blood and bones. From the corrupted children, a secret will be revealed about the true nature of possession and what it means to the heart and soul of the team.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 6) $2.95

RED #3
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Cully Hamner


HOMAGE COMICS. In stores September 24. The high-octane thriller comes to its apocalyptic conclusion! Paul Moses finally confronts those who ordered his death...but how will it all go down? Will there be anyone left standing? Will our anti-hero finally be able to retire once more?


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

ROBOTECH: LOVE AND WAR #4
Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong; art by Long Vo, Charles Park, Jo Chen and Alan Tamm; covers by Long Vo and Whilce Portacio


In stores September 3. The Zentraedi have targeted the Micronian fighter aces for elimination as Miriya and Max face each other for the first time in death-defying combat! Plus, in the backup tale, the filming of "Little White Dragon" is winding down, but Rick and Minmay are growing further apart as combat and death take their toll on Rick. All orders will be filled with covers by Long Vo (50%) and Whilce Portacio (50%).


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 6) $2.95

ROBOTECH: THE MACROSS SAGA VOL. 4 TP
Written by Markalan Joplin; art by Mike Leeke, Howard Bender, Mike Chen, Rich Rankin, Joe Matt and Sal Trapani; production art cover


In stores September 17. The Macross saga continues in this collection of the classic series originally published by Comico! In this volume, the heat gets turned up on all fronts! The Zentraedi begin an aggressive campaign to eliminate the SDF-1 threat, and even set upon a more insidious plan of elimination. For more information, see the feature article.


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

ROBOTECH: THE MACROSS SAGA VOL. 3 TP - relist
Written by Jack Herman, Markalan Joplin; art by Mike Leeke, Mike Chen and Harrison Fong; production art cover


In stores September 17. Reoffered to coincide with ROBOTECH: THE MACROSS SAGA VOL. 4 TP, this digest-size volume reprints Robotech #13-18. The battle for possession of the massive SDF-1 heats up as the Zentraedi desperately fight for supremacy. Meanwhile, the distance between Rick and Minmay grows with the arrival of her anti-war cousin Lynn Kyle!


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

SLEEPER #9
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and painted cover by Sean Phillips


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores September 17. Keep your friends close…and your enemies closer! Holden is sent by Tao to locate John Lynch's secret records that, if revealed, could betray his true agenda as a sleeper agent. Accompanying him is a fellow operative - who also happens to be his sworn enemy!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #15
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith; cover by Michael Golden


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores September 10. Super-powered enemies are committing horrific suicide attacks on the U.S. Who are The Suiciders? And what's the spectacular story of their mysterious leader Citizen Soldier?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THUNDERCATS: DOGS OF WAR #4
Written by John Layman; art by Brett Booth and Al Vey; covers by Booth and Whilce Portacio


In stores September 24. The alliance between the Thundercats and The Mutants has failed, and as a result, both groups are locked securely deep in the bowels of the War Dogs' dungeons. While Lion-O is tortured by the War Dog emperor, the traitors reveal themselves, but the Thundercats' last hope is miles away, battered and bloody. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Brett Booth (50%) and Whilce Portacio (50%).


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

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #14
Written by Joe Casey; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by


Nguyen and Rian Hughes.


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores September 24. As Jack Marlowe takes a step toward fulfilling his goals, the Halo Corporation's media consolidation may become a threat to democracy! Meanwhile, Grifter's latest scheme involves one of C.C. Rendozzo's junior agents.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

ZERO GIRL: FULL CIRCLE TP
Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth; painted cover by Kieth


In stores September 10. Collecting the second hit ZERO GIRL miniseries! Amy Smootster's now an adult, working as a guidance counselor. Her former crush, Tim Foster, is now a single parent with a troubled daughter. Tim enlists Amy's aid in helping her adjust, but the young girl, Nikki, has plans - and abilities - of her own! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

SMAX #2
Written by Alan Moore; art by Zander Cannon and Andrew Currie; cover by Zander Cannon


In stores September 17. The secret origin of TOP 10's Smax is revealed in this 5-issue miniseries! Smax is back home, but he can't escape his past, when he was known as the greatest Dragonslayer of them all. Be here for the grim, sad truth of the life he left behind, and why he forged a new existence.


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

TERRA OBSCURA #4
Written by Alan Moore and Peter Hogan; art and cover by Yanick Paquette and Karl Story


In stores September 24. S.M.A.S.H.'s return to action has been anything but glorious, as our heroes' advance has been foiled by the null field! Meanwhile, the hunt for Tom Strange takes the Invertica City gang to the coldest reaches of Earth.


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 6) $2.95

TOM STRONG BOOK TWO TP
Written by Alan Moore; art by Chris Sprouse, Al Gordon, Kyle Baker, Hilary Barta, Paul Chadwick, Russ Heath, Pete Poplaski, and Alan Weiss; cover by Sprouse and Karl Story


In stores September 3. From the fearsome depths of a fiery volcano to the furthest reaches of space! Reprinting TOM STRONG #8-14, featuring the likes of Tom Strange and Warren Strong, plus time travel, other dimensions and interstellar family trips! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

TOM STRONG BOOK ONE TP - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art by Chris Sprouse, Al Gordon, Arthur Adams, Dave Gibbons, Gary Frank, and Jerry Ordway; cover by Sprouse and Gordon


In stores September 3. Reoffered to coincide with the release of TOM STRONG BOOK TWO SC, this first collection allows you to catch up with AMERICA'S BEST COMICS' foremost science hero - reprinting the first seven issues of TOM STRONG.


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS: SIX FEET UNDER THE GUN TP
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores September 3. Reprinting 100 BULLETS #37-42, this sixth trade paperback features six stand-alone chapters, each focused on one of the story's main players: Dizzy, Cole, Benito, Lono, Graves, and Wylie. And behind each individual's story, the war between Shepherd and Graves continues to escalate, and the uneasy alliance of the 13 Families continues to fracture. Featuring an introduction by fan-favorite writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS). For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

100 BULLETS: THE COUNTERFIFTH DETECTIVE TP - relist
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores September 3. Relisted to coincide with 100 BULLETS: SIX FEET UNDER THE GUN TP, this collection reprints issues #31-36 of the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning series 100 BULLETS! THE COUNTERFIFTH DETECTIVE brings to light another chapter in the story of Agent Graves and the remnants of his old outfit, the Minutemen.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

FABLES #17
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores September 10. "Storybook Love," Part 4 of 4. Why can't Snow White and Bigby Wolf find their way out of the woods? Why has Fabletown been renamed Bufkintown? Why is Prince Charming wandering all over the Woodland Building, carrying a huge bundle of who-knows-what? Why does King Cole have to convene an emergency murder trial in the Business Office? What terrible secret is revealed on the very last page?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

FABLES: THE LAST CASTLE
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Craig Hamilton and P. Craig Russell; painted cover by James Jean


In stores September 24. Learn the history of the beloved FABLES crew in this 48-page Special that acts as a prequel to the hit series. Little Boy Blue, Deputy Mayor Snow White's personal assistant, weaves a tale of the great war that forced Bigby Wolf, Prince Charming, Bluebeard and the rest into hiding. In a battle royale of blood, guts and broken hearts, we meet a mysterious woman in red and find out why Boy Blue plays only the blues on his horn. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. $5.95

HELLBLAZER #188
Written by Mike Carey; art by Doug Alexander; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores September 24. The 2-part "Bred in the Bone," featuring art by Doug Alexander (JLA: RIDDLE OF THE BEAST), concludes.


Gemma Constantine is caught between the monsters of Gruinard Island and the human monsters who brought her there as she desperately tries to atone for her uncle John's past sins.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUMAN TARGET #2
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Javier Pulido


In stores September 17. The thrilling new series that takes Christopher Chance on a journey through multiple identities continues! John Matthews died on September 11th, 2001 in Tower Two of the World Trade Center…or so everyone thinks. Bad debts, gangsters and a corporate scandal drove Ed to fake his own death. But now his secret is out, and it's time to pay his debts. He's a dead man unless he gets a second chance. The question is, will Christopher Chance take the job?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE LOSERS #4
Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock


In stores September 24. The Losers find themselves in a world of hurt when their mission to steal incriminating data from corrupt oil conglomerate Goliath goes horribly wrong. When help comes from an unexpected quarter, revelations emerge about the covert operation in which the Losers supposedly lost their lives. And now it looks like it's about to happen all over again - for real! Betrayed, outgunned, and backed into a corner, the Losers only have one wild card left to play...


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

LUCIFER #42
Written by Mike Carey; art by David Hahn; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores September 17. Are Duplicity and Deceit really lost members of The Endless family? Two very different - but equally dangerous - sets of siblings become embroiled in a Silver City crisis in the first installment of a 3-part story. And are things so bad that the Host of Heaven will turn to Lucifer Morningstar for help? Plus, the return of Mazikeen's former lover, and an incident so bloody it will force you to rethink your next trip to a bowling alley.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Y: THE LAST MAN #15
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores September 17. "One Small Step" reaches its explosive conclusion! The fate of the two male astronauts who've been trapped in space is finally revealed, and the unmanned world will never be the same. Plus, Yorick Brown has one last confrontation with his foreign pursuers, and Agent 355 reveals her true feelings for the young man that she's vowed to protect.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #434
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores September 3. Buy this magazine and your days will be brighter, your smile wider, and your pocket lighter!


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

DC DIRECT

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

CLASSIC ANIMATION MAQUETTE SERIES: FLEISCHER STUDIOS' STYLE SUPERMAN
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores January 28, 2004. Inspired by the acclaimed Superman animated shorts of the 1940s created by the Fleischer Studios, this Superman maquette celebrates a true milestone in the art of animation. This authentically sculpted maquette captures Superman standing for Truth and Justice in his classic pose and is a must for every Superman fan. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 9 1/8" high x 5 7/8" wide x 2 3/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Maquette $89.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: HAWKGIRL MINI-MAQUETTE
Advance-solicited; in stores January 7, 2004. Hawkgirl continues DC Direct's new series of mini-maquettes based on the highly collectible sold-out 2002 maquette line! Hawkgirl takes flight along with the other Justice League Animated heroes in the series including Wonder Woman, Superman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, The Flash, Batman, and Aquaman. The JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: HAWKGIRL MINI-MAQUETTE is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-maquette measuring approximately 5 1/2" tall x 1 3/4" wide x 2 3/8" on a newly designed base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Mini-maquette $29.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: MARTIAN MANHUNTER WALL PLAQUE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores January 14, 2004. DC Direct's exciting series of sculpted wall plaques based on the super heroic stars of the hit Justice League Animated series on Cartoon Network continues! A founding member of the Justice League and also an invaluable resource to the team, Martian Manhunter defends the Earth using his incalculable strength. Other heroes featured in this series include Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, and Hawkgirl. The Justice League Animated Martian Manhunter Wall Plaque is a fully sculpted, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain wall relief, measuring approximately 4" tall x 7 3/4" wide x 2 3/4" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Wall Plaque $39.95

PLASTIC MAN PEWTER FIGURE - relist
In stores September 10. Reoffered to coincide with PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC, this pewter figure measures 3.625" tall and features the pliable hero standing atop a circular base emblazoned with the JLA logo. Retailers please note: quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Pewter Figure $24.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: COSMIC BOY & SATURN GIRL - relist
In stores September 24. Reoffered to coincide with POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES II: SILVER AGE SPEEDY AND WONDER GIRL (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 3). Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: GOLDEN AGE DR. FATE & THE SPECTRE - relist
In stores September 24. Reoffered to coincide with POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES II: GUARDIAN AND GUY GARDNER (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 3). Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.


FC, 2-Figure Set $9.95

THE SANDMAN MANGA STATUE
Designed by Jill Thompson


Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews


Advance-solicited; in stores January 21, 2004. He is known as Morpheus, Lord of Dreams and master of his nocturnal domain. Standing alone within the early mists of sleep, his presence shapes the night, shadowing all those that wander his realm. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 9 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $89.95

VERTIGO: DESIRE MINI-BUST
Designed by Kevin Nowlan.


Sculpted by Barsom.


Advance-solicited; in stores January 21, 2004. As the living embodiment of temptation, The Sandman's sibling Desire ignites irresistible passion, pleasure, and often pain. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-bust measures approximately 5 1/2" tall x 2" wide x 1 3/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Mini-bust $45.00

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