DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping October, 2003

Tue, July 15th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #787
Written by Brian K. Vaughan and Rick Spears; art by Rick Burchett, John Lowe, and Rob G.; cover by Tim Sale


In stores October 1. Featuring guest creators Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN), Rick Burchett (BATMAN ADVENTURES) and John Lowe (BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES)! The Mad Hatter has kidnapped Dr. Kirk Langstrom, a.k.a. the Man-Bat! But how does the volatile doctor fit into the Hatter's twisted scheme to remake Gotham in his own warped image? And in the backup, Part 3 of "The Dogcatcher," by Rick Spears and Rob G.! One unlucky dogcatcher has found the Joker's pooch, and he's having one hell of a time getting it back to its rightful owner.


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #620
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores October 22. The award-winning 100 BULLETS team puts its indelible stamp on the Dark Knight with the first installment of the 6-part story "Broken City!" A dead girl's body is found in a Gotham Landfill, and the discovery sends Batman on a journey of self-examination that pits him against the Joker, Killer Croc and more! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #172
Written by John Wagner; art and cover by Chris Brunner


In stores October 8. A new breed of vigilantes called Rough Justice burst onto the scene in Gotham. Inspired by Batman, they plan to wipe crime off the streets for good. But will their extreme methods accomplish what Batman's couldn't - or will they become the worst threat of all?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #46
Written by Scott Beatty and Will Pfeifer; art by Roger Robinson, John Floyd and Brent Anderson; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores October 15. Guest-starring Nightwing and Robin! Released after eight years in prison, Batman's old foe The Spook is ready to do whatever it takes to avoid the Dark Knight. Plus, in the black-and-white backup "Urban Renewal," H-E-R-O's Will Pfeifer and ASTRO CITY's Brent Anderson join forces for a tale of a photographer who puts together a celebration of Gotham's architectural past - a past that is interwoven with the history of the Dynamic Duo!


PC, 40 pg. $2.75

ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL #6


Written by Dan Slott; art by Ryan Sook and Wade von Grawbadger; painted cover by Eric Powell


In stores October 1. It's the Hell-raising conclusion to the creepiest miniseries of the year! Arkham Asylum is besieged by malevolent spirits, and only one man can deliver its inhabitants from a fate worse than death. Is it Batman? The Demon? Would you believe...Fish?!


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

BATGIRL #45
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; painted cover by James Jean


In stores October 22. Introducing the new regular art team of NIGHTWING's Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang! A mysterious new pill called Soul has hit the streets of Gotham - a pill that unleashes a user's innermost desires and demons. Can Batgirl stop Soul from turning Gotham City into a drug-fueled warzone?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

b>BATMAN ADVENTURES #7
Written by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


In stores October 15. The Phantasm from the animated film Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm returns! While Batman's off spying on Gotham's mobsters, it's up to Batgirl to face the deadly Phantasm on her own!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: ABSOLUTION SC
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; painted art and cover by Brian Ashmore


In stores October 8. A softcover edition of the lushly painted original hardcover! Ten years after an attack on Wayne Enterprises by a group of urban terrorists, Batman discovers the ringleader hiding in India. In the course of a journey that takes him to the hidden temple of a great Indian saint, Batman will find all his concepts of crime and punishment, justice and retribution, God and man, turned inside out. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $17.95

BATMAN: CITY OF LIGHT #1 (of 8)
Written by the Pander Brothers and Mark Paniccia; art by the Pander Brothers and Alvaro Lopez; cover by the Pander Brothers


In stores October 1. A breathtaking new 8-issue miniseries by the Pander Brothers (Grendel), Mark Paniccia (Bulletproof Monk), and Alvaro Lopez (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE)! Renowned architect Evan Slate wants to transform Gotham City into a "City of Light" using a mysterious glowing material that will eliminate shadows from the City's streets. Is there a place for the Dark Knight in a "Neo-Gotham?" For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 8) $2.95

BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS #3 (of 9)
Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Klaus Janson


In stores October 8. The landmark miniseries continues! An unlikely visitor comes to Wayne Manor…looking for Batman! Meanwhile, Ra's al Ghul and Nyssa continue their private-yet-global war, Talia meets her destiny, and Alfred discovers something amiss in the Batcave. This definitive, final Ra's al Ghul story will test Batman's concept of morality - and mortality!


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 9) $2.95

BATMAN: OTHER REALMS TP - relist
Written by Mark Kneece, Bo and Scott Hampton; art and painted cover by Bo and Scott Hampton


In stores October 8. Two very unusual tales of the Dark Knight take Batman to lands far from his native Gotham in this trade paperback collection. In "Destiny," co-written by Mark Kneece with artist Bo Hampton (reprinted from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #35-36), Batman travels to Norway when he discovers a connection between himself, an armor-wearing vigilante, and a piece of ancient folklore involving the Viking Prince. In "The Sleeping," written and illustrated by Scott Hampton (reprinted from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT#76-78), an adventure for survival takes place in the mind of a comatose Bruce Wayne, as the Dark Knight must escape from a metaphysical "land of sleep" before he perishes.


FC, 136 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

BATMAN: TERROR TP
Written by Doug Moench; art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Gulacy


In stores October 15. A new trade paperback featuring the return of Hugo Strange and a new cover by artist Paul Gulacy! With the Scarecrow by his side, Strange is determined to break Batman's will once and for all. But the Scarecrow has his own plans to defeat Gotham City's vigilante, and they involve Catwoman! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 128 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

BATMAN/JOKER: SWITCH
Written by Devin Grayson; art and painted cover by John Bolton


In stores October 29. A Prestige Format Special written by NIGHTWING's Devin Grayson with breathtaking painted art by John Bolton (THE BOOKS OF MAGIC)! The Joker awakens drugged and confused on the streets of London…and he's undergone a shocking transformation! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST TP
Written by Karl Kesel; art by Dave Taylor, Peter Doherty, Graham Nolan, Tom Morgan, Robert Campanella, and Sal Buscema; cover by Taylor and Campanella


In stores October 29. Collecting the 10-issue miniseries that recounts the first ten years in the uneasy relationship between the premier heroes of the DC Universe! Superman and Batman meet once a year to commemorate a tragic event. See how their worlds have evolved over the years! Featuring an introduction by Karl Kesel. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 288 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: WORLD'S FINEST TP - relist
Written by Dave Gibbons; art by Steve Rude and Karl Kesel; painted cover by Rude


In stores October 29. Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST TP. When Lex Luthor and the Joker make a deal to switch cities and adversaries, they just may get their wish of ridding Metropolis and Gotham City of Superman and Batman forever!


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

BIRDS OF PREY #60
Written by Gail Simone; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei


In stores October 22. The hot new creative team continues to ruffle the Birds' feathers as the Huntress returns! A powerful U.S. senator who fell victim to Savant contacts the Clocktower demanding a meeting with Oracle…only she's not there, and a wounded Canary is at the desk. The Huntress goes to meet him, but when things get ugly, can Dinah come to the rescue?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #24
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Guy Davis and Cameron Stewart; cover by Stewart


In stores October 29. Selina and Holly's "Wild Ride" comes to its startling conclusion in Hawkman's and Hawkgirl's St. Roch! A recent threat is explained while new questions are raised.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #12
Written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka; art and cover by Michael Lark


In stores October 15. Kicking off a devastating story of carnage and terror that will transform the MCU and its relationship with Batman! A sniper strikes, creating a tense and deadly situation for the detectives of the MCU. And while the cops race to stop the killer, they must also help maintain calm among Gotham's citizens. But things quickly spiral out of control, culminating in a moment of violence that will leave readers speechless!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HARLEY QUINN #37
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art and cover by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey


In stores October 1. "Behind Blue Eyes" reaches its devastating conclusion as Harley makes her most controversial decision ever! Harley has little Amanda as well as the access code everyone's after! With international crime cartels in hot pursuit, Harley is out of options. But if she hands the girl over, she'll doom her to a lifetime of blindness.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #86
Written by Devin Grayson; art and cover by Patrick Zircher and Andy Owens


In stores October 15. Featuring the new regular art team of Patrick Zircher (DETECTIVE COMICS, Thunderbolts) and Andy Owens (BATMAN)! Cyber-Punks, street bikes and machine guns are just the beginning of Dick Grayson's troubles in this great jumping-on point for new readers! The coming year will be the most definitive epoch in Dick Grayson's history since he donned the mantle of Nightwing!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #119
Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Jo Chen


In stores October 15. Possessing information that will affect the very existence of Gotham, Robin races against time to learn who will set in motion a series of violent events. And while his investigation hits one dead end after another, Tim finds himself losing his grip on reality.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #808
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Cam Smith; cover by Ferry


In stores October 1. "Supergirls" concludes! Natasha Irons, Girl 13 and the new Supergirl take an injured Superman to his Fortress for a last stand against Byakko!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #621
Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Kevin Nowlan


In stores October 8. Metropolis has a brand new hero unlike any the city has ever seen! Meet the Minuteman…but does he have anything to do with the city's children turning into insects?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN #198
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens; cover by McDaniel


In stores October 22. Bizarro falls victim to a mysterious Kryptonian disease that has affected Superman and Supergirl. But he am feeling better!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #3
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines


In stores October 15. The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight Detective face off against Gorilla Grodd, Solomon Grundy, Lady Shiva, and more! Superman and Batman are on the run, and the price on their heads has brought out some of the world's deadliest villains!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT #4 (of 12)
Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


In stores October 1. Witness Clark Kent's job interview at the Daily Planet! And while he's there, Metropolis comes under attack! It just might be the first job for…Superman! Plus, Clark, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane meet for the first time!


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

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS #9 (of 12)
Written by Chuck Austen; art by Teddy Kristiansen; cover by Ashley Wood


In stores October 15. The Creeper and Jimmy Olsen try to stop the carnage as Metropolis is plunged into a power failure! The city has turned against the Tech, and heroes are racing to the disaster to help. But what happened to Killgrave, the new master of Metropolis' Tech?


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

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL VOL. 1 TP - New Printing
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Jerry Ordway


In stores October 1. A new printing of the trade paperback collecting the landmark miniseries that redefined the Man of Steel in the mid-'80s! Collecting John Byrne's THE MAN OF STEEL #1-6 with a new cover by Jerry Ordway. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL VOL. 2 TP
Written by John Byrne and Marv Wolfman; art by Byrne, Terry Austin, Dick Giordano, and Jerry Ordway; cover by Ordway


In stores October 1. A chronological reprinting of a new era for Superman begins! SUPERMAN #1-3, ACTION COMICS #585-587 and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #424-426 are collected, reintroducing readers to the likes of Lex Luthor, Metallo, Darkseid, and more! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

SUPERMAN & BATMAN: GENERATIONS III #10
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


ELSEWORLDS. In stores October 8. Exile on another dimensional plane for 800 years has left the gods of New Genesis virtually devoid of power! Can they survive the trap Darkseid has set for them?


FC, 32 pg. (10 of 12) $2.95

DC UNIVERSE

ALL-STAR ARCHIVES VOL. 9 HC
Written by John Broome; art by Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, Irwin Hasen and Arthur Peddy; cover by Hasen


In stores October 8. A hardcover volume collecting five classic JSA adventures! Reprinting ALL-STAR COMICS #39-43, this Archive Edition has the JSA taking on the Injustice Society, Professor Zodiac, and more. Plus, an introduction by Roy Thomas. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

AQUAMAN #11
Written by Rick Veitch; art by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Tony Harris


In stores October 15. Aquaman rushes towards a climactic battle with his deadliest enemy, the Thirst, at the mythical Fountainhead - the source of the four rivers that bring all spiritual energy into our world. But even with his Black Manta at his side, nothing can stop Aquman from meeting an unexpected fate that will leave him reeling!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE ATOM ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Gardner Fox; art by Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson and Sid Greene; cover by Kane


In stores October 22. A new hardcover Archive featuring the early adventures of Ray Palmer, the Atom! This volume, reprinting THE ATOM #6-13, features Mighty Mite's early team-ups with Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the classic villainy of Dr. Light, the return of Chronos, and much more! Plus, an introduction by Roy Thomas. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 216 pg. Hardcover $49.95

AVENGERS/JLA #2 (of 4)
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by George Prez


In stores October 22. Round 2 of the comic-book event of the year is here! The titanic team-up the world has waited for continues as the threats that brought the heroes together in the first issue tear the teams apart! Guest-starring every character to ever belong to the Avengers and the JLA! For more information, see the feature article. Co-published by DC and Marvel. Look for JLA/AVENGERS #3 solicited next month by Marvel.


FC, 48 pg. (2 of4) Prestige Format $5.95

BAD GIRLS #3 (of 6)
Written by Steve Vance; art by Christine Norrie and J. Bone; cover by Darwyn Cooke


In stores October 1. This issue: Somebody dies! As if it isn't bad enough that San Narciso High's popular girls have dangerous abilities, now Lauren's stuck with super-powers of her own! Meanwhile, will the Bad Girls unleash their power-packed pettiness on the world, or on one another?


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

CAPER #1 (of 12)
Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Farel Dalrymple


In stores October 29. A new 12-issue maxiseries by GREEN ARROW's Judd Winick delves into the world of organized crime in turn-of-the-century San Francisco! The first of three 4-issue story arcs (the latter two illustrated by John Severin and Tom Fowler, respectively) tells the tale of Izzy and Jacob Weiss, brothers and co-workers for San Francisco's Jewish Mafia who've done the dirtiest work for years. But this time, their Boss may have pushed them too far! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 12) $2.95

CINNAMON: EL CICLO #3 (of 5)
Written by Jen Van Meter; art by Francisco Paronzini and Robert Campanella; cover by Howard Chaykin


In stores October 22. The thrilling miniseries set in the New West continues! On the bad streets of South Cental L.A., a legendary tough girl comes face to face with the six-gun drifter who shot her father, Cinnamon.


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

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 2 TP
Written by Gardner Fox and Dennis O'Neil; art by Mike Sekowsky, Sid Greene, Dick Dillin and Joe Giella; painted cover by Jerry Ordway


In stores October 29. Four more summer meetings between the legendary Justice League of America and Justice Society of America are collected in this highly demanded volume! Collecting JLA #55-56, 64-65, 72-73, 83-84 plus an introduction by Martin Pasko and a new cover painting by Jerry Ordway! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP - relist
Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Prez, Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo, and Jerry Ordway; painted cover by Prez and Alex Ross


In stores October 29. Worlds lived. Worlds died. And the DC Universe was never the same after this earth-shattering saga that saw the deaths of many heroes and redefined the DC Universe forever.


FC, 368 pg. Trade Paperback $29.95

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 1 TP - relist
Written by Gardner Fox; art by Mike Sekowsky, Bernard Sachs and Sid Greene; painted cover by Alex Ross


In stores October 29. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 2 TP, this trade paperback collects the earliest JLA/JSA crossovers, reprinting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21-22, 29-30, 37-38, and 46-47. Our heroes battle the Injustice Society, the Crime Syndicate of Earth-Three, the evil Johnny Thunder, and the Anti-Matter Man!


FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

DC VERSUS MARVEL/MARVEL VERSUS DC TP - relist
Written by Ron Marz and Peter David; pencilled by Dan Jurgens, Claudio Castellini, and Jos Luis Garca-Lpez; inked by Josef Rubinstein, Paul Neary and Kevin Nowlan


In stores October 22. Reoffered to coincide with AVENGERS/JLA #2, DC re-presents DC VERSUS MARVEL, the event that rocked the comics community, in a single, mind-blowing trade paperback! Collecting all four issues of the original miniseries, DC VERSUS MARVEL as well as DOCTOR STRANGEFATE #1, written by Marz with art by Jos Luis Garca-Lpez and Kevin Nowlan.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $15.95

A DC UNIVERSE CHRISTMAS TP - relist
Written by various; art by various; cover by Ty Templeton


In stores October 22. Reoffered to coincide with the GREEN LANTERN ORNAMENTS BOX SET (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 4), this trade collects 17 of DC's Christmas-themed stories from 1940 to the present day - including a Batman story illustrated by THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKE'S AGAIN's Frank Miller - making this the perfect holiday gift for any comic-book fan!


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

THE DEMON: DRIVEN OUT #2 (of 6)
Written by Joshua Dysart; art by Pop Mhan and Art Thibert; cover by Christina Chen


In stores October 8. The high-octane miniseries mixing street racing and demonology continues! A fateful racing crash has left young Ame Okamuro possessed by Etrigan the Demon - and her actions begin to tear her Yakuza clan apart! Clan leader Ishiguro, obsessed by the arcane hideout where the Demon was unleashed, is no help. Will Jason Blood step forward or disappear into the City of Angels?


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

DR. FATE #3 (of 5)
Written by Christopher Golden; art by Don Kramer and Prentis Rollins; cover by Paul Rivoche


In stores October 8. The solo adventures of Dr. Fate continue! Nabu has disappeared, and Dr. Fate grows more alarmed at his absence and 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 Fate and all of Salem with the help of the infernal demons he calls Skynts!


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

EMPIRE #4 (of 6)
Written by Mark Waid; art by Barry Kitson and James Pascoe; cover by Kitson


In stores October 29. Treachery abounds among Golgoth's "twisted" Chiefs of Staff…and we learn more about the one secret no one dares ask about in the empire: What happened to Golgoth's wife?


MATURE READERS


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

FALLEN ANGEL #4
Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores October 8. "Little Better Than A Beast" continues as Lee scours Bete Noire for clues about Teresa's murder…which leads her to an uneasy alliance with Slate! Plus, Ezil's presence in Bete Noire stirs up trouble with Juris and Dolf!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #203
Written by Geoff Johns; art and cover by Alberto Dose


In stores October 29. "Ignition," Part 3 of 6. As The Flash attempts to come to grips with his new identity, a new Rogue announces his presence in Keystone City. But what is his strange connection to The Flash? Plus, meet the new Keystone City Rogue Profiler and see what Captain Cold, Keystone's most wanted man, has been up to!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 (of 6)
Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Kevin Maguire and Joe Rubinstein


In stores October 1. Within the bowels of Roulette's underground fight club, Mary Marvel and Captain Atom battle as hundreds of the world's most dangerous villains look on!


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

GREEN ARROW #31
Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores October 8. The pulse-pounding conclusion to the 6-part "Straight Shooter!" Ollie makes his final, desperate stand against the unbeatable assassin Constantine Drakon!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #170
Written by Ben Raab; art by Rick Burchett and Rodney Ramos; cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores October 29. Green Lantern has been trying to restore order to Sector 2814, but that doesn't mean that life on Earth has stood still. And when Kyle sends a message back to his friends and loved ones on Earth, there's a good chance he's not going to like their replies!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

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


In stores October 29. Reoffered to coincide with Judd Winick's CAPER #1, this GLAAD award-winning volume collects GREEN LANTERN #151-155. When Kyle Rayner's assistant Terry Berg pays a horrible price for his sexual orientation, will Kyle be able to temper his anger?


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

HAWKMAN #20
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by John Watson


In stores October 1. Batman has the Joker, Superman has Lex Luthor…and Hawkman will meet his greatest adversary in "The Headhunter," a 3-part story introducing a man who thirsts for ultimate knowledge! A new beginning for Carter Hall and Kendra Saunders starts here!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #9
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores October 8. A new storyline begins - and not everyone who gets the H-E-R-O device wants to be a hero! Gotham City native Tony Finch has another dream: to be the greatest super-villain of all time! He's made his plans. He's done his homework. And now, thanks to the device, he has the power. The question is: What's he going to do with it in a city defended by Batman and populated by a horde of other villains?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O: POWERS AND ABILITIES TP
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores October 22. Collecting the first six issues of the critically acclaimed new series! What if you found a device that gave you such superhuman power? POWERS AND ABILITIES explores what three ordinary people would do in such a situation. Featuring an introduction by Geoff Johns (JSA, THE FLASH) and a cover gallery by John Van Fleet. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

HUMAN DEFENSE CORPS #6 (of 6)
Written by Ty Templeton; art by Clment Sauve Jr. and Dennis Janke; cover by Sauve Jr. and Juan Vlasco


In stores October 8. It's the gut-wrenching finale of the miniseries as humans meet demons in an all-out battle upon the face of Hell! And one Corps member is about to learn he has a lot more in common with the enemy than he thought!


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

iCANDY #2
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Kalman Andrasofszky; cover by Scott Iwahashi


In stores October 22. Continuing this summer's most unusual new series! Young Matt and his sister Candy, who's become a real-life video game heroine, are on the run from everyone: the police, their parents and even Korben, a mysterious government operative assigned to capture them. But whom he is really working for, and what's his deadly secret?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #88
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores October 8. The red-hot "Trial by Fire" storyline continues here! The Burning Martian has hijacked the world's nuclear weapons, psychically triggering World War III - and the JLA must scramble to track down all the warheads! Meanwhile, Batman makes his desperate gambit to bring Plastic Man out of retirement, but the stretchable superstar doesn't remember his old life with the League!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA #89
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores October 29. The JLA's "Trial By Fire" concludes with the brawl to end them all - Plastic Man versus The Burning amidst the wreckage of an atomic blast! But will the Justice League have to sacrifice a longtime teammate in order to save the day?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA-Z #2 (of 3)
Written by Mike McAvennie; art by Kevin Maguire, Howard Porter, John Dell, and various; cover by Phil Jimenez


In stores October 15. A handbook to DC's greatest super-team featuring artwork by some of the biggest names in comics, timed to coincide with the inter-company crossover of the decade! Featuring the second of a triptych of covers by Phil Jimenez, this stunning issue covers heroes and villains ranging from Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) to the Lord of Time, illustrated by notables including Kevin Maguire, Howard Porter, and more!


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

JSA #53
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jsus Merio.


In stores October 15. Wildcat comes face-to-face with the new Crimson Avenger and is confronted by a past crime he had hoped to forget…and the only member of the JSA around to help him is Power Girl! But Crimson Avenger won't let anyone stop her from extracting lethal vengeance. Plus, Black Adam begins the next phase of "Black Reign!"


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA: ALL-STARS #6 (of 8)
Written by Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer, and Brian Azzarello; art by Stephen Sadowski, Andrew Pepoy and Eduardo Risso; cover by John Cassaday and Mark Lewis


In stores October 8. Spotlighting Dr. Mid-Nite, featuring a Golden Age backup tale by 100 BULLETS' and BATMAN's Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso! What must Doctor Mid-Nite face from his past, and how will he confront the future? Plus, discover the mysterious connection between Pieter Cross and Charles McNider, the original Dr. Mid-Nite.


FC, 32 pg. (6 of 8) $2.50

JLA: A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE TP - relist
Written by Mark Waid and Fabian Nicienza; art by Jeff Johnson, Darick Robertson and various; cover by Kevin Maguire and John Dell


In stores October 15. Relisted to coincide with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION FIGURES (offered in Previews Vol. XIII No. 4). The threat of Mageddon began in the 3-issue miniseries reprinted in this classic volume.


FC, 128 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

JLA: NEW WORLD ORDER TP - relist
Written by Grant Morrison; art and cover by Howard Porter and John Dell


In stores October 15. Relisted to coincide with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION FIGURES (offered in Previews Vol. XIII No. 4). The new JLA, gathered in anticipation of the coming of Mageddon, faces its first test - the Hyperclan - in this popular collection of JLA #1-4.


FC, 96 pg. Trade paperback $5.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #24
Written by Fabian Nicieza; art by Tim Levins and Robin Riggs; cover by Butch Lukic


In stores October 1. Is it a rampaging super-villain? An alien threat? Or just a misguided little boy? Superman, Batman and J'onn J'Onzz have their own opinions, but will they learn the truth before it's too late? And if they save the boy, will they doom the planet?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LEGENDS: THE COLLECTION TP - relist
Written by John Ostrander and Len Wein; art and cover by John Byrne and Karl Kesel


In stores October 1. Reoffered to coincide with John Byrne's SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL Volumes 1 and 2, this volume collects LEGENDS #1-6. From the ashes of the greatest interdimensional holocaust ever came a new generation of heroes: Wonder Woman, The Suicide Squad, The Flash, and a new Justice League! But in order to take their place alongside Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Captain Marvel as the greatest super-heroes of all-time, they must first take on Darkseid and his legion of minions!


FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

THE LEGION #25
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista, Mark Farmer, Dave Cockrum, Paul Rivoche, Tony Harris, Tom Feister, Chip Wallace, and Eric Wight; cover by Harris and Feister


In stores October 29. Kicking off the landmark 6-part story "Foundations" that brings Superboy into the Legion! Part 1 begins in Smallville, where a young Clark Kent is confronted by three oddly dressed teens…but by the end, a dead hero will have returned, a young man will have found his destiny, and an apocalyptic darkness prophesied in "Dream Crime" will have reared its ugly head! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. $3.95

LOBO UNBOUND #5 (of 6)
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Alex Horley and Andy Kuhn; painted cover by Horley


In stores October 15. Find out what's so special about Dhabba Dhu, the world Lobo now reluctantly rules. Plus, Ambush Bug gets busted out of the Dhabba Dhuan pokey just in time to screw everything up like you won't believe!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 6) $2.95

THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT TP - relist
Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Prez, Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo, and Romeo Tanghal; cover by Prez


In stores October 29. Reprinting some of DC's best-selling comics of the '80s - THE NEW TEEN TITANS (Volume One) #39 and 40, TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #41-44 and ANNUAL #3 - this classic trade paperback features the retirement of Robin and Kid Flash, the birth of Nightwing, and the introduction of Jericho!


FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

OUTSIDERS #5
Written by Judd Winick; art by ChrisCross and Sean Parsons; cover by Michael Golden


In stores October 22. The Outsiders uncover Brother Blood's insidious plot to take over the world, but Blood's monks are one step ahead of them, leaving a gruesome trail of bodies in their wake. And the last stop of the trail might be the end for one of the Outsiders!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

REIGN OF THE ZODIAC #3
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Colleen Doran and Bob Wiacek; cover by Tony Harris


In stores October 22. The hot new series with astrological overtones continues! The disappearance of Na'ia and P'eotr sends a shockwave through all Eidolon as a lone diplomat tries to head off the political conflagration it's caused. But the true shocker is the planet where the lovers have landed!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

THE TEEN TITANS SWINGIN' ELSEWORLDS SPECIAL
Written by Bob Haney; art by Jay Stephens and Mike Allred; cover by Nick Cardy


ELSEWORLDS. In stores October 8. Step back in time as the original Teen Titans - Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Speedy, and Aqualad - find themselves on an amazing adventure to rescue the King of Camelot himself: John F. Kennedy! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

TEEN TITANS #4
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza; cover by McKone and Alquiza


In stores October 15. The new Teen Titans disobey a direct order from their elders and go on a hunt for the hunter! Plus, Wonder Girl comes face to face with an unlikely ally.…


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES 2003
Written by Geoff Johns, Judd Winick, Phil Jimenez, and various; art by Ale Garza, Jimenez, Mike McKone, Tom Raney, Geoff Johns, Andy Lanning, and various; cover by McKone & Lary Stucker and Raney & Scott Hanna


In stores October 1. An explosive one-shot devoted to DC's hot new super-teams! TEEN TITANS writer Geoff Johns and OUTSIDERS writer Judd Winick join GRADUATION DAY artist Al Garza for an extra-sized story revealing secrets of both groups, with hints at the terrible threats they'll face in the months to come! Plus, Donna Troy's friends and loved ones remember their fallen friend in a story written and drawn by Phil Jimenez, and pinups of familiar and new characters from both teams' titles by an array of incredible artists. And don't miss the pencilling debut of Geoff Johns!


FC, 64 pg. $5.95

WONDER WOMAN #197
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores October 22. The Flash makes a cameo appearance in Part 2 of the incendiary 5-part story "Down to Earth!" Touring to promote her long-anticipated project, Diana encounters a raging forest fire - but why does she refuse the help of the Fastest Man Alive? And one of Wonder Woman's greatest foes makes an unexpected appearance on Themyscira…but what is he doing there?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN: SPIRIT OF TRUTH OVERSIZED SC - relist
Written by Paul Dini; painted art and cover by Alex Ross


In stores October 22. Relisted to coincide with the WONDER WOMAN MINI-BUST (solicited in Previews Vol. XIII No. 4), the fourth book in the best-selling and multiple award-winning series by Paul Dini and Alex Ross finds the Amazon Princess at an impasse. Just as her lasso reveals falsehood and fabrication on the part of her enemies, Wonder Woman must uncover the truth behind who she is, what she represents, and the task ahead of her.


FC, 64 pg. (10" x 13") Oversized Softcover $9.95

WORLD'S BEST COMICS: THE GOLDEN AGE DC ARCHIVES SAMPLER
Written by Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger, William Moulton Marston and Jack Cole; art and cover by Joe Shuster, Bob Kane, H.G. Peter, and Jack Cole


In stores October 1. A special Sampler priced under a dollar, featuring four classic Golden Age tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Plastic Man! Reprinting tales from SUPERMAN #6, BATMAN #5, SENSATION COMICS #11, and POLICE COMICS #51! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. $0.99

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

CARTOON CARTOONS #23
Written by Robbie Busch, Jim Alexander and Michael Kraiger; art by Stephen DeStefano, Bill Wray, Enis Temizel, Tim Chi Ly, and Mike Kazaleh; cover by Wray


In stores October 29. Boy genius Dexter goes to the bottom of the sea, IM Baboon literally cooks up trouble, and Courage the Cowardly Dog battles a house-eating robot!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #107
Written by Bill Matheny, Earl Kress and Frank Strom; art by David Alvarez, Omar Aranda, Mike DeCarlo, Alberto Saichann, Neal Sternecky, and Scott McRae; cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo


In stores October 1. Porky Pig takes a tumultuous train trip; Yosemite Sam babysits Tweety; and Daffy Duck teaches Elmer Fudd to hunt wabbits!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES BACK IN ACTION: THE MOVIE
Written by Bill Matheny; art by David Alvarez and Duendes Studio; cover by Duendes Studio


In stores October 22. An action-packed adaptation of the live-action Looney Tunes feature film releasing in November, featuring Steve Martin, Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman! Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck team up for a madcap global mission to find a mysterious gem called the Blue Monkey - if you can call their bitter rivalry "teaming up." The top artists from the LOONEY TUNES monthly bring it all to life!


FC, 56 pg. $3.95

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #43
Written by Ivan Velez, Jr.; art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy


In stores October 15. When gigantic aliens pick Townsville Park for a family outing, fighting them is no picnic!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #77
Written by John Rozum and Michael Kraiger; art by Joe Staton, Stephen DeStefano, and Scott Neely; cover by Joe Staton and Dave Hunt


In stores October 8. Mysterious doings are in the stars as the gang investigates a haunted observatory! Plus, a Hawaiian vacation turns spooky!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

21 DOWN TP
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art and cover by Jesus Saiz and Palmiotti


In stores October 22. Collecting the critically acclaimed 7-issue "Conduit" story arc, this volume introduces 20-year-old tattoo artist Preston Kills, an unlikely hero with the ability to touch someone and see the moments before and after their death. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 176 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

ARROWSMITH #4
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merio


CLIFFHANGER. In stores October 15. The fantasy-adventure series by the acclaimed team of Busiek, Pacheco and Merio (Avengers Forever) takes a dramatic turn! Even if they survive, Fletcher and those he loves will be forever changed! In the thick of battle in the skies over Europe, Fletcher's illusions are shattered. There are two kinds of airmen: those who learn fast and those who die hard. Every day is a struggle against death, and Fletcher's starting to think it wouldn't be so bad to lose…


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

THE AUTHORITY #6
Written by Robbie Morrison; art and cover by Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 1. The Authority must contend with one of the most defining - and dangerous - aspects of the human race: faith! How will the Authority handle a group that has a more appealing message than their "finer world?"


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

CRIMSON: EARTH ANGEL TP - relist
Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope


CLIFFHANGER. In stores October 15. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the KAMIKAZE #1, this trade tells the saga of Alex Elder, the teenage vampire who has chosen to use his supernatural abilities to protect the powerless. Reprints CRIMSON #13-18.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

EXTINCTION EVENT #4 (of 5)
Written by Robert Weinberg; art and cover by Brett Booth and Sal Regla


In stores October 1. The War of the Ages has begun! No one outside Camp Forever is aware that dinosaurs have returned to reclaim the Earth. With Rick and Samantha behind bars and Jamal and the others on the run from the creatures, can anyone warn the world of the impending doom?


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 5) $2.50

GEN13 #14
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Ramn F. Bachs and Sandra Hope; cover by Al Garza and Carlos D'Anda


In stores October 8. As the hunt for the original GEN13 intensifies, Caitlin Fairchild comes to the shocking discovery that everything she believes about her world and herself is a lie!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

KAMIKAZE #1
Written by Humberto Ramos, Olallo Rubio, and Francisco Herrera; art and cover by Herrera and Carlos Cuevas


CLIFFHANGER. In stores October 15. Get ready to rush headlong into a secret extreme sport known only as Kamikaze in a hot new 5-issue miniseries! Following the murder of their guru Stone, extreme sports crew Zyon, Andy, Tyra, and Tisha must piece together a mystery that may just put them in the middle of this deadly sport! For more information, see the feature article.


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

LIFE EATERS HC
Written by David Brin; art and cover by Scott Hampton


In stores October 15. A beautifully painted original graphic novel gives a glimpse at an alternate ending to World War II! It's 1944 and the Nazis are on the ropes, sliding toward inevitable defeat…until the gods of Norse mythology inexplicably appear and turn the tides of the war in the favor of the Axis! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Hardcover $29.95

PLANETARY #17
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by John Cassaday


In stores October 22. This issue: a major revelation from Elijah Snow's past! It's 1933 and Snow floats down-river towards a golden city shrouded by the immense jungle. After encountering a dashing figure, a man raised by animals, Snow meets a brilliant and harmonious people - and one of the great loves of his life…


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE POSSESSED #4
Written by Geoff Johns and Kris Grimminger; art and cover by Liam Sharp


CLIFFHANGER. In stores October 22. What does a rash of possessions mean? Why are they happening? And what horrific event will result from them? The Possessed are about to find out, as the small town of Ironwood becomes a haven for demonic parasites and unholy sin.


MATURE READERS


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

ROBOTECH: LOVE AND WAR #5
Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong; art by Long Vo, Charles Park, Jo Chen and Alan Tamm; covers by Long Vo and Tommy Lee Edwards


In stores October 1. Max Sterling must face the most difficult task of all…notifying the Dixons of their son's death in combat. Plus, in the backup, Lin Kai-Fun at long last gets a glimpse of his enemy...but the real turmoil revolves around kissing Minmei, his first cousin! Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Long Vo (50%) and Tommy Lee Edwards (50%).


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 6) $2.95

SLEEPER #10
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and painted cover by Sean Phillips


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 22. The critically acclaimed mature crime/super-villain series rolls into its third act! Holden Carver, along with his two closest allies on the wrong side of the law, go on an extremely dangerous mission - one that will cost one of them their lives.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #16
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith; cover by Michael Golden


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 8. Citizen Soldier destroys every satellite in orbit, cutting off the media, knocking out communications grids throughout the world, and pushing the world closer to war. And while Citizen Soldier's suicide super-heroes kill the world leaders capable of containing the panic, Team Achilles draws closer to bringing him down. But is it too little, too late?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THUNDERCATS: DOGS OF WAR #5
Written by John Layman; art by Brett Booth and Al Vey; covers by Booth and Vey and Ben Oliver


In stores October 1. It's the end of the line for the ThunderCats! A stunning upheaval rocks the very foundations of Thundera as the Thundercats, along with friends and enemies, old and new, rise up against the malevolent War Dogs in a war to end all wars. But what has Mumm-Ra really been up to, and what final tricks does he have up his sleeve?


Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Brett Booth & Al Vey (50%) and Ben Oliver (50%).


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

THUNDERCATS: HAMMERHAND'S REVENGE #1
Written by Fiona Avery; art by Carlos D'Anda; covers by D'Anda and Carlos Meglia


In stores October 15. . A new take on the 'Cats by the hot creative team of Fiona Avery (Tomb Raider, Witchblade) and Carlos D'Anda (ROBOTECH, BRASS)! The Berserkers, once defeated by the Thundercats, have returned - and they want vengeance! They capture Thundercats ally Hachiman, the powerful Samurai warrior, and hold him for ransom. But when the Thundercats get involved, it turns out that this is exactly what Hammerhand, leader of the Berserkers, was hoping for! For more information, see the feature article
FC, 32 pg. (1 of 5) $2.95

TWO-STEP #1
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti


CLIFFHANGER. In stores October 8. Race through the streets of London gangster-style in this new 3-issue miniseries! When camera-girl Rosi Blades films Zen gangster Tony Ling chasing down a runaway gang member, she quickly finds herself caught in a mad duel over a stolen case. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


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

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #15
Written by Joe Casey; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by


Nguyen and Rian Hughes.


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores October 22. The car of tomorrow…today! As Spartan prepares to unleash the Halo car onto an unsuspecting world, a still-crippled Grifter discovers a new way to stay in the gunfighter game involving the initials M.M.! Meanwhile, the early rumblings of Coda War One continue across Europe.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

SMAX #3
Written by Alan Moore; art by Zander Cannon and Andrew Currie; cover by Zander Cannon


In stores October 15. The miniseries spinning out of TOP 10 continues! Jeff Smax, back on his home planet for the funeral of his beloved Uncle Mack, is confronted by the dragons of his past. Accompanied by his partner, Toybox, he soon finds that he must do just that…but can he see the signs pointing him in the right direction while navigating through the bureaucratic red-tape necessary to get a Dragon-Slaying License?


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

PROMETHEA #28
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray


In stores October 22. Don't they know it's the end of the world (it ended when you said goodbye)? After three years on the run in Millennium City, Promethea returns to New York to commence the apocalypse and is reunited with her mother, Jack Faust, Stacia, and others from her past.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TERRA OBSCURA #5 (of 6)
Written by Alan Moore and Peter Hogan; art and cover by Yanick Paquette and Karl Story


In stores October 22. The pieces fall into place as the heroes draw near the Grand Canyon. The Scarab and the Liberator must battle Dr. X's powers of illusion while Tom Strange and company make their way up from the South Pole. But what is the source of the null force sweeping the United States?


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 6) $2.95

TOM STRONG #23
Written by Peter Hogan; art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story


In stores October 8. A major new revelation in the Tom Strong mythos! Tom Strong, Tesla, and her boyfriend Val head to the moon on a rescue mission at the request of Russian Science-Hero Svetlana-X. Their quarry: her husband Dimitri, a missing Cosmonaut. But as they search for the missing hero, the quiet grandeur of the moon is shattered by the sudden kidnapping of one of their party!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #47
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores October 1. "In Stinked," Part 1 of 6. Fear and loathing descend upon 100 BULLETS as Jack and Mikey - last seen in issue #22 - go on the road trip from Hell. Whipping down the freeway at Mach Nine with your hair on fire, getting pinched by the cops and kicking trips to the zoo. Jack discovers that the only way to get the monkey off his back is to let the tiger out of its cage.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ANIMAL MAN: DEUS EX MACHINA TP
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chas Truog, Doug Hazlewood, Paris Cullins, Mark Farmer, and Steve Montano; painted cover by Brian Bolland


In stores October 1. This long-awaited third trade paperback completes the collection of Grant Morrison's legendary re-imagination of Animal Man. Reprinting ANIMAL MAN #18-26, DEUS EX MACHINA follows Buddy Baker through an incredible odyssey of discovery and features a new cover by renowned cover artist Brian Bolland. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 232 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

ANIMAL MAN: ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES TP - relist
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chas Truog, Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood, Steve Montano, and Mark McKenna; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores October 1. Relisted to coincide with ANIMAL MAN: DEUS EX MACHINA, this collection reprints issues #10-17, plus the 19-page story from SECRET ORIGINS #39. This volume shows Animal Man moving more and more deeply into the cause of animal rights…but something else is going on beyond his burgeoning radicalism.


MATURE READERS


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

FABLES #18
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Linda Medley; painted cover by James Jean


In stores October 8. In a special single-issue story, guest artist Linda Medley (Castle Waiting) draws the tale of The Barley Corn Brides. When the Fables were exiled, the Lilliputian soldiers found themselves without any women. And when Thumbelina comes to town, it's every man for himself. What can one woman do against an army of suitors?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HELLBLAZER #189
Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores October 22. Part 1 of a new 5-part story, "Staring at the Wall." Back from his world tour, John prepares for the apocalyptic arrival of the shadow dog - and he's planning to meet it in force. But some of his reluctant allies may have agendas of their own…


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HELLBLAZER: RAKE AT THE GATES OF HELL TP
Written by Garth Ennis; art by Steve Dillon; painted cover by Glenn Fabry


In stores October 8. A new volume reprinting Garth Ennis' and Steve Dillon's final HELLBLAZER arc in issues #78-83 as well as the special one-shot HEARTLAND. John Constantine heads towards a final showdown with a revenge-crazed Satan during a raging race riot, and in addition to desperately trying to save his dwindling number of living friends, Constantine also has one final reunion with his lost love Kit. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 224 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

HELLBLAZER: DAMNATION'S FLAME TP - relist
Written by Garth Ennis; art by Steve Dillon, William Simpson and Peter Snejbjerg; painted cover by Glenn Fabry


In stores October 8. Relisted to coincide with HELLBLAZER: RAKE AT THE GATES OF HELL, this trade reprints HELLBLAZER #72-77, featuring Constantine's mystically induced hallucinatory journey through America, an unexpected encounter with a deceased friend in Dublin, and an offbeat tale of Constantine's own funeral...an event he makes a point to attend.


MATURE READERS


FC, 176 pg. Trade paperback $16.95

HUMAN TARGET #3
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Javier Pulido


In stores October 15. The conclusion to the 2-part "The Unshredded Man." John Matthews faked his own death on 9/11 to escape corporate scandal…but now his past has caught up with him, and his former employers are holding his wife hostage. Their final ultimatum: Matthews' death or his wife's. Can Christopher Chance figure out how to have them all survive unscathed? And with both his wife and his life on the line, can Matthews be trusted to not double-cross Chance?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE LOSERS #5
Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock


In stores October 22. They're trapped and outgunned on enemy ground, but the Losers still have one hell of an ace up their sleeve: the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in America's arsenal! But even that won't be enough to save them when they discover that Max, the man who had them "killed," may not be the CIA operative he appeared to be.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

LUCIFER #43
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores October 15. "Brothers in Arms," part 2 of 3. When the titans besiege Heaven, help comes from the most unexpected and unwelcome quarter of all. But in this battle, Lucifer Morningstar cannot hope to prevail…unless he can persuade his brother Michael to stand with him.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ORBITER HC - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Colleen Doran


In stores October 8. Reoffered to coincide with Warren Ellis' TWO-STEP #1, this hardcover graphic novel explores man's relationship with the last unexplored frontier: space. When a space shuttle missing for a decade zooms back to Earth with seemingly alien modifications and a missing crew, three specialists cheated out of their dreams of spaceflight are the only ones who can unravel the mysteries behind the bizarre situation.


MATURE READERS


FC, 104 pg. Hardcover $24.95

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: TALLER TALES TP
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham, Zander Cannon, Duncan Fegredo, Peter Gross, Niko Henrichon, Adam Hughes, Phil Jimenez, Michael Kaluta, Marc Laming, Jason Little, Shawn McManus, Linda Medley, Albert Monteys, Kevin Nowlan, Andrew Pepoy, Paul Pope, John Stokes, and Daniel Torres; cover by Dave McKean


In stores October 15. Collecting FABLES writer Bill Willingham's assorted tales of the Dreaming, originally presented in THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: MERV PUMPKINHEAD, AGENT OF D.R.E.A.M., THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMS… BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK #1, THE DREAMING #55 and the 4-issue miniseries THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE THESSALIAD. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 224 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

SGT. ROCK: BETWEEN HELL AND A HARD PLACE HC
Written by Brian Azzarello; art and cover by Joe Kubert


In stores October 22. 100 BULLETS' Brian Azzarello teams with comics legend Joe Kubert for a World War II tale that puts Sgt. Rock in the midst of a murder mystery behind enemy lines. When four German prisoners of the Easy Company are slaughtered, Rock must find the killer and keep his men alive. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Hardcover $24.95

Y: THE LAST MAN #16
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Paul Chadwick and Jos Marzan, Jr..; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores October 15. Part 1 of the 2-part "Comedy & Tragedy," featuring guest penciller Paul Chadwick (Concrete). What might art and entertainment be like in a world without men? The female performers of the Fish & Bicycle Traveling Theater Company are here to show you. But what the hell does this have to do with the last man on Earth? A monkey with a knife wound may hold the answer...


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #435
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores October 1. Autumn is here, and what better way to celebrate than with this stupifyingly funny issue of MAD? Buy it - your funny bone will thank you later.


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

MAD XL #24
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores October 8. More Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, a Readers' Choice poll winner, a MAD Moldy Oldie, and a special creator of the month highlight this issue!


FC/B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

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 October-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.

BATGIRL FIRST APPEARANCE POSTER
Art by Brian Bolland


Advance-solicited; in stores February 18, 2004. Daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon, Batgirl risks her life on the streets of Gotham City to serve justice in ways her father can't! Joined by her allies Batman and Robin, their presence is felt in every shadow of the city. This full-color, 24" x 36" poster from the cover of BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #43 features Batgirl, Batman and Robin charging into action from the first appearance of Batgirl. This poster is the first in a series beautifully illustrated by Brian Bolland. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Poster $7.95

BATMAN & NIGHTWING POSTER
Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


Advance-solicited; in stores February 18, 2004. Running into action, the Dark Knight and his loyal ally Nightwing band together to fight crime! From the thrilling cover of BATMAN #615 comes this 24" x 36" full-color, beautifully illustrated poster by fan-favorite artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams!


FC, Poster $7.95

CLASSIC ANIMATION MAQUETTE SERIES: THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES: NIGHTWING MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores February 25, 2004. Expanding the success of the Batman TV animated series, The New Batman Adventures brings crime fighting to the frontlines as The Dark Knight joins forces once again with the original Boy Wonder, Dick Grayson. Returning to Gotham City after years of travelling the world, Grayson leaves his sidekick days behind him, ready to challenge crime on his own terms as the impressive newcomer, Nightwing. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 9" high x 4" wide x 4 3/8" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Maquette $89.95

CLASSIC SILVER AGE CATWOMAN & THE PENGUIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET
Advance-solicited; in stores February 4, 2004. Armed with his deadly arsenal of custom-made umbrellas, The Penguin will not hesitate to rain bullets on Gotham City's criminal competition, particularly those with nine lives! But Catwoman has more than claws to prove she's no friendly feline and often relies on her cat-o'-nine-tails to prove she's in charge! CATWOMAN stands approximately 6" tall and includes a whip and a cat for accessories. THE PENGUIN stands approximately 5 1/2" tall (5.875" with hat) and comes with a removable hat, umbrella, and monocle. Both figures feature multiple points of articulation. This set includes a roof-top base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


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DC DIRECT EXCLUSIVE BATMAN KUBRICK™ SET
Advance-solicited; in stores December 17, 2003. Introducing the world's greatest detective family and evil villains in their newest form! This 5-figure set includes Batman and Robin that are exclusive to this set only, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze and Scarecrow. Each figure measures approximately 2 1/2" inches tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes packaged in a 4-color Japanese-language collectible window box. Don't miss out on this limited edition set manufactured by Medicom Toy Corp. exclusively for DC Direct. For more information, see the feature article.


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DC: MARTIAN MANHUNTER MINI-BUST
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores February 18, 2004. Martian Manhunter continues the line of DC Mini-Busts including Superman, Wonder Woman & Hawkman in 2003 and much more in 2004! Lone survivor of a lost Martian civilization, J'Onn J'Onzz escaped the annihilation of his own people to land on Earth, where he dedicates his incredible array of super-powers to fighting evil as the Martian Manhunter. This DC Mini-Bust is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measuring approximately 5 5/8" high x 3 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color window box. Collect the whole new DC Universe!


FC, Mini-bust $45.00

GREEN LANTERN SNOWGLOBE
Sculpted by Tony Cipriano


Advance-solicited; in stores February 4, 2004. Standing vigilant among his fellow members of the Green Lantern Corps, Earth's Hal Jordan reveals the immeasurable power of the emerald ring - the greatest weapon the universe has ever known. The GREEN LANTERN SNOWGLOBE features a base with 11 members of the Green Lantern Corps surrounding the globe and a Guardian powerfully preceding the globe. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain snowglobe measures approximately 7" tall x 5 3/4" wide x 5 3/4 deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Snowglobe $89.95

KEY TO FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE REPLICA
Advance-solicited; in stores February 11, 2004. Hidden within the frozen Arctic cliffs rests the massive door to Superman's Fortress of Solitude, too heavy for any human to move. Only the golden, arrow-shaped key, disguised as an airline guidepost, can unlock the secrets Superman keeps hidden from the outside world. Own another high-end, limited-edition DC Direct Gallery Collectible. This hand-painted 1:32 scale prop replica is gold electro-plated, includes a certificate of authenticity and is removable from the base. The Key to the Fortress of Solitude Replica measures approximately 10" and is packaged in an elegant black gift box with foil stamping. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Replica $195.00

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES: TIMBERWOLF ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores February 25, 2004. A victim of his father's experiments, Brin Londo escaped his home world believing he was an android with special abilities. Roaming the galaxy as a rogue hero, he eventually joined the Legion and discovered his fighting instincts were more wolf-life than he imagined. The TIMBERWOLF ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6" tall, features multiple points of articulation and is packaged in a 4-color blister.


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LEGION OF SUPER HEROES: FERRO LAD ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores February 25, 2004. Born with the extraordinary ability to transform his body into raw iron, Ferro Lad is not afraid to leap into dangerous situations. Often driven to take chances to save his teammates, this well-liked and courageous hero remains insecure about revealing the face behind the mask. The FERRO LAD ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6" tall, features multiple points of articulation and is packaged in a 4-color blister.


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POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: MARTIAN MANHUNTER DELUXE SET - relist
In stores October 8. Relisted to coincide with the the DC COMICS POCKET SUPER HEROES JLA BOX SET (offered in Previews Volume XIII No. 4), this set features Martian Manhunter and comes packaged with the Justice League's meeting table (approximately 1 1/2" tall and 5" in diameter) emblazoned with the JLA logo, plus eight chairs (each approximately 2" tall) for Manhunter's fellow members of the JLA. The symbols on the back of each chair correspond to the following characters: Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Hawkman, and the Atom. MARTIAN MANHUNTER is 3 1/4" tall, features articulation, and is packaged together with the table and chairs in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand. Retailers, please note: Limited quantities may be available for reorder. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Deluxe Set $14.95

WONDER WOMAN ORNAMENTS BOXED SET - relist
In stores October 22. Reoffered to coincide with the GREEN LANTERN ORNAMENTS BOX SET (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 4), this set features two breathtaking resin ornaments. The first, as beautiful and graceful as an angel, is the Amazon Princess herself (measuring approximately 4 1/4" long) - a warrior for peace and a reminder of the true spirit of the holiday season. The other is Wonder Woman's famous double-W insignia (measuring approximately 1" high x 2 3/4" long). Packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Ornaments Set (2 pcs.) $24.95

BATMAN ORNAMENTS BOXED SET - relist
In stores October 22. Reoffered to coincide with the GREEN LANTERN ORNAMENTS BOX SET (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 4), this set features two stunning resin ornaments. The first is a powerful portrayal of the Caped Crusader (measuring approximately 3 1/2" long), and the other is the universally recognized black-and-yellow Bat-symbol (measuring approximately 2 5/8" wide). For the night before Christmas, at least, you'll know just where to find Batman. Packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Ornaments Set (2 pcs.) $24.95

SUPERMAN ORNAMENTS BOXED SET - relist
in stores October 22. Reoffered to coincide with the GREEN LANTERN ORNAMENTS BOX SET (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 4), this handsome resin ornament set contains two distinctive pieces, one featuring the figure of Superman in flight (measuring approximately 3 1/2" long) and the other the iconic "S"-shield logo in its traditional red-and-yellow colors (measuring approximately 2 5/8" wide). Packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Ornaments Set (2 pcs.) $24.95

 
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