DC Comics Solicitations for April, 2010

Tue, January 19th, 2010 at 1:58pm PST | Updated: January 19th, 2010 at 3:44pm

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BRIGHTEST DAY #0
On sale APRIL 14 • 56 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Fernando Pasarin
Cover by David Finch
1:50 Variant cover by Ivan Reis
The biggest event in comics continues as BRIGHTEST DAY burns back the BLACKEST NIGHT from the writing team behind GREEN LANTERN and GREEN LANTERN CORPS – Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi! And don’t miss the exciting DC Comics debut of red hot cover artist David Finch (New Avengers, Ultimatum)! The effects that the already classic BLACKEST NIGHT will have on the DC Universe will be felt for years to come and this issue not only sets the stage for the new ongoing biweekly DC Universe book BRIGHTEST DAY, but also the next exciting era of the DC Universe!Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. This issue features a special ordering incentive. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

GREEN LANTERN #53
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE & CHRISTIAN ALAMY
1:25 Variant cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI
A BRIGHTEST DAY tie-in! Exploding out of BLACKEST NIGHT comes the next exciting chapter in the Green Lantern mythos: “New Guardians”! Forced together during the rise of the Black Lanterns, Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Carol Ferris, Saint Walker, Atrocitus, Indigo-1 and Larfleeze must agree to disagree if their next mission is to succeed. But when one of the strangest beings from Green Lantern’s past returns, the future of the Lanterns and the universe at large once again falls into question.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. This issue features a special ordering incentive. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47
On sale APRIL 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
1:25 Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
Superstar writer Geoff Johns launches an all-new FLASH ongoing series, and this debut issue ties direct into BRIGHTEST DAY! As BRIGHTEST DAY begins, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner, along with the rest of the Green Lantern Corps, attempt to pick up the pieces from the horrific events of BLACKEST NIGHT and take a long hard look at how the Corps is run now that major revelations have come to light. Who survived (and what the Alpha Lanterns have in store for them) is only one of the many new questions that the Green Lanterns will have to answer on the difficult and dangerous road ahead.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. This issue features a special ordering incentive. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

THE FLASH #1
On sale APRIL 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art, cover and 1:100 variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 Variant cover by Tony Harris
A BRIGHTEST DAY tie-in! Get in on the ground floor of DC’s next epic in the making! The Flash races out of BLACKEST NIGHT and into his own monthly title as the all-new adventures of The Fastest Man Alive start with “Case One: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues!” Barry Allen runs back to his life in Central City, but when one of the Rogues turns up murdered under mysterious circumstances, it’s up to The Flash to not only solve this bizarre crime, but protect those that are still targeted by the elusive killer. Plus, don’t miss a peek into the future of the Flash universe in this special, extra-sized starting point issue!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44
On sale APRIL 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art and cover by MARK BAGLEY & ROB HUNTER
1:25 Variant cover by David Mack
A BRIGHTEST DAY tie-in! Following the events of BLACKEST NIGHT, the brand new Justice League of America enters into BRIGHTEST DAY with an arc featuring the Justice Society of America. The epic team-up begins with a character from the end of BLACKEST NIGHT joining the JLA. But when the storyline’s over, what mysterious villain will be revealed – and which hero will switch teams?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

BLACKEST NIGHT DIRECTORS CUT
On sale APRIL 7 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Featuring contributions from GEOFF JOHNS, IVAN REIS, DOUG MAHNKE, JOE PRADO, PETER J. TOMASI, PATRICK GLEASON & others
Cover by IVAN REIS
Prepare for the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience from the event of the century! With the creative minds behind BLACKEST NIGHT as your tour guides, you’ll marvel at hidden Easter eggs and meanings throughout the series in our director’s commentary section. Discover shocking scenes that were left on the cutting room floor including actual script pages that were never drawn. Be astonished at incredible never-before-seen designs from the best-selling event! Plus, many more exclusives that you’ll witness within this mammoth special including an early look into BRIGHTEST DAY!

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM — MADNESS HC
Advance-solicited • On sale June 23 • 112 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by SAM KIETH
Art and cover by SAM KIETH
An original Batman graphic novel set in Arkham Asylum from Sam Kieth, creator of THE MAXX!
It is the most feared house in all of Gotham City. It contains the worst that the city has to offer. It is the place The Dark Knight’s most dangerous and psychotic foes call home. Writer/artist Sam Kieth, creator of THE MAXX and artist of the acclaimed miniseries LOBO: HIGHWAY TO HELL, invites you to spend 24 hours in Arkham Asylum – the most unsettling house in the DC Universe.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #11
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by ANDY CLARKE & SCOTT HANNA
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE
“Batman vs. Robin” part 2 of 3! The Dynamic Duo fight it out in the ultimate duel to the finish. Meanwhile, Robin’s mother, Talia al Ghul, sends an old adversary of Dick Grayson’s to complete the job that her son may not be able to stomach!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE #6
On sale APRIL 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by KEVIN SMITH
Art by WALTER FLANAGAN
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
1:25 Variant cover by GENE HA
Kevin Smith and Walt Flanagan’s Batman tale comes to its startling end! Thanks to Silver St. Cloud, Bruce is trying to learn how to trust people. But Batman is an integral part of who he is, so how can he really trust anyone? Batman even has a run-in with Catwoman because of his relationship with Silver. And when he decides to put all of his trust into someone, will he be rewarded...or punished?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

BATMAN #698
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TONY DANIEL
Art by GUILLEM MARCH
Cover by TONY DANIEL
Only two months until BATMAN #700! As the landmark issue nears, Dick Grayson’s life as The Dark Knight heats up in a big way. With Black Mask out of the way for good, the Falcone crime family attempts to fill that void – with no regard for the safety of Gotham City’s citizens! And what’s going on with the Riddler?

DETECTIVE COMICS #864
On sale APRIL 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by DAVID HINE
Co-feature written by GREG RUCKA
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Co-feature art by CULLY HAMNER
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over DETECTIVE COMICS in “Beneath the Mask” Part 1 of 2! It’s Black Mask verses Jeremiah Arkham for control of the asylum. But what of the enigmatic Three Beauties, and how does Batman fit into the mad plan? Everything that was set up and teased in BATTLE FOR THE COWL: ARKHAM ASYLUM and ARKHAM REBORN is at last revealed, but the answers to the mysteries just might drive everyone – including Batman – mad!
Then, in the co-feature, the spotlight is shone on Renee’s personal life. But just who knows about her secret identity, and what will they do with that information? That is the question...

BATGIRL #9
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by LEE GARBETT & TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
The conclusion to “Batgirl Rising” begins here with part one of the four-part “Flood” storyline! A string of bizarre, technology-based “suicides” gets the attention of both Batgirl and Oracle, but for very different reasons. And the two heroes will soon realize that they’re the real targets of a nefarious madman Hell-bent on revenge…

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #11
On sale APRIL 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by PAUL DINI
Co-feature written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN & DEREK FRIDOLFS
Co-feature art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Batman, Robin and Abuse join forces to combat the frightening strength of Victor Zsasz’s army! Can Batman and his allies save Gotham City’s kidnapped children? And what happens when Abuse spirals out of control?
Meanwhile, in the Manhunter co-feature, the odds are stacked against Kate as she goes up against a new adversary in the courtroom. Her increased frustration with the proceedings gets taken out on every thug in Gotham – but is Manhunter making too many enemies for her own good?

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #11
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by PAUL DINI
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
As Gotham City swirls in a maelstrom of evil and villainy, three of the most unlikely candidates – Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn – step forward to bring some light to the situation. But will their efforts enough to stem the tide of madness and mayhem?

OUTSIDERS #29
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAN DIDIO
Art by DON KRAMER & MICHAEL BABINSKI
Cover by PHILIP TAN & JONATHAN GLAPION
When Looker returns, her bloodlust is strong – and so is the vampire-hunter hoping to drive a stake in her heart. Her only hope for survival is The Outsiders, who are still stranded in Markovia and struggling to determine whose side they’re really on…

RED ROBIN #11
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY
“Collision” races to its conclusion as Ra’s al Ghul’s endgame for Red Robin begins. The Men of Death are on the move in Gotham City, and Red Robin, Batgirl and Prudence set out to stop them from killing everyone Bruce Wayne ever cared about. But before he can take on Ra’s, Red Robin has to get past Gotham City’s own protectors...

AZRAEL #7
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by RAMON BACHS & JOHN STANISCI
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
His sanity starting to crack, Azrael tracks down Hide ‘n’ Seek, a pair of kidnappers whose actions bring back some very painful, fractured memories for Michael Lane. Can a psychiatrist assigned by the GCPD help Lane keep it together before Azrael goes berserk?

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #43
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by SAM KIETH
Art and cover by SAM KIETH
The “Ghosts” storyline comes to a thrilling close! Batman and Callie continue battling their internal ghosts and the external foe who is preying on them. But when they realize they can’t even trust the police, what can they do? Can Batman survive another loss?

SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2-3
Issue #2 on sale APRIL 7 • Issue #3 on sale APRIL 28 • 2 and 3 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by JAMES ROBINSON & STERLING GATES
Art by PETE WOODS
Issue 2 cover by GEORGE PÉREZ
Issue 3 cover by RYAN SOOK
1:25 variant covers by MARCOS MARZ
LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON ships twice in April as the biggest Superman story in years rockets towards its mind-blowing conclusion!
In issue #2, things look bleak for the Kryptonians as Brainiac reveals his trump card for destroying the planet, leaving Zod grasping at straws as to how to defend his people. But Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes have made it aboard Brainiac’s ship, determined to stop the tyrant at any cost!
In #3, the epic conclusion, Superman and Zod must work together if they’re to have a chance of stopping Brainiac! But a victory for New Krypton means a devastating loss for the Legion!
Over a year’s worth of stories builds to the final page of this series, and you don’t want to miss it!
Over a year’s worth of New Krypton stories has been building up to the final page of this series, and once you see it, you’ll know there’s only one outcome: the WAR OF THE SUPERMEN!
Retailers please note: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

ADVENTURE COMICS #10
On sale APRIL 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by JAMES ROBINSON & STERLING GATES
Co-Feature written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by JULIÁN LÓPEZ & CLAYTON HENRY
Co-feature art by PIER GALLO
Cover by Joe Quinones
1:10 variant cover by Bernard Chang
Continued from LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2! It’s Superman, Supergirl and Brainiac 5 against Brainiac as Superboy and Mon-El fight Zod, Ursa and Non!
And in the co-feature, the Human Defense Corps manages to sneak aboard Brainiac’s ship amid all the chaos – but what exactly are they up to? Continued in SUPERGIRL #52!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

SUPERGIRL #52
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by STERLING GATES
Art by JAMAL IGLE & JON SIBAL
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
Continued from ADVENTURE COMICS #10! Supergirl meets Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes for the first time! But Brainy has not only already met Supergirl, he’s already loved and lost her. Confused? Not as confused as Supergirl! Plus, Brainiac unleashes a weapon that spells the end for New Krypton and only Superman and the Legionnaires can stop it!

ACTION COMICS #888-889
Issue #888 on sale APRIL 14 • Issue #889 on sale APRIL 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by GREG RUCKA & ERIC TRAUTMANN
Co-feature written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Co-feature art by CAFU
ACTION COMICS ships twice in April! With Nightwing nowhere in sight, ACTION #888 finds Flamebird face-to-face with the rampaging Rao! But can she defeat him by herself? Luckily, it looks like she won’t have to! Enter: Wonder Woman and the Justice Society of America! And in the co-feature, Captain Atom discovers that to complete his journey, he must first travel through the lost world of Skartaris!
And in issue #889, with the fate of both New Krypton and Earth weighing on their young shoulders, are Nightwing & Flamebird prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice? And in the co-feature, Captain Atom has managed to find a way back to Mirabai’s world, intent on confronting the woman who made him a tool of destruction — but what stunning revelation awaits him there?

SUPERMAN #699
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
Superman has defeated Brainiac before, but it cost him the life of his father. Now Brainiac has returned, more powerful than ever, and the entire planet of New Krypton is at stake! Things look bleak for the Man of Steel and his people, but for all Brainiac’s knowledge, he still has one lesson to learn: Superman. Never. Gives. Up.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #71
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JOE CASEY
Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF & VICENTE CIFUENTES
It’s the final showdown! When N-RGX targets Superman and his Fortress of Solitude, Batman is left alone in space to go head-to-head with the most vicious of alien terrorists!

DOC SAVAGE #1
On sale APRIL 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by PAUL MALMONT
Co-feature written by JASON STARR
Art by HOWARD PORTER & Art Thibert
Co-feature art by SCOTT HAMPTON
Cover by J.G. JONES
1:10 variant cover by John Cassaday
The Man of Bronze in his own series at last! Doc Savage is the target of a brazen attack on New York City! Tragedy will strike one of Doc’s compatriots, and someone may not survive the opening pages of “The Lord of Lightning!” Written by Paul Malmont, national best-selling author of The Chinatown Death-Cloud Peril, with art by Howard Porter (JLA)!
And don’t miss the hard-hitting JUSTICE, INC. co-feature, starring Richard Benson, the Avenger! When criminals abduct one of his own detectives, Benson’s icy heart sears with a rage hotter than any he’s ever known. “Worst Nightmare” begins here, written by crime novelist Jason Starr (THE CHILL) with art by Scott Hampton (LUCIFER)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

THE SPIRIT #1
On sale APRIL 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by MARK SCHULTZ
Co-feature written by Dennis O’Neil
Art by MORITAT
Co-feature art by Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by LADRÖNN
1:10 variant cover by MARK SCHULTZ
The Spirit returns in an all-new ongoing series! Central City destroys everyone who lives within its borders...so it’s a good thing The Spirit already died once! International crime syndicate The Golden Tree wants to help Central City’s Octopus consolidate control over the underworld and the Spirit is the kind of mess the Golden Tree was created to clean up. They’ve offered the Octopus the services of one of their finest assassins to take his breath away for good – and the sight of this killer would get anyone’s heart pounding!
This issue also features the debut of the eight-page THE SPIRIT: BLACK & WHITE co-feature, showcasing the industry’s finest talent. And who better to kick things off than DENNIS O’NEIL and BILL SIENKIEWICZ?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

FIRST WAVE #2
On sale APRIL 7 • 2 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by RAGS MORALES
Cover by J.G. JONES
1:10 Variant cover by TONY HARRIS
The Golden Tree bears bitter fruit! The Blackhawks are after The Spirit. Doc Savage is after the Blackhawks. Anton Colossi is after William “Johnny” Littlejohn. And only Rima, the eyes of the jungle, knows what the heroes do not: something glorious and terrible has risen in the darkest corner of Hida`lgo!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art by CLIFF CHIANG
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
Oh yes, it’s ladies’ night! Batgirl, Wonder Woman and Zatanna enjoy a nice, peaceful evening on the town that absolutely won’t be interrupted by any kind of superheroic hijinks whatsoever... and if you believe that, there’s a giant bronze globe in Metropolis we’d like to sell you!

BOOSTER GOLD #31
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by DAN JURGENS & NORM RAPMUND
Booster Gold’s life changes forever when he learns the true fate of his sister, Goldstar. And it’s during this personal crisis that a nemesis from the past decides to pay Booster a visit.

DOOM PATROL #9
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by MATTHEW CLARK & RON RANDALL
Cover by MATTHEW CLARK
The Gentrifiers have arrived on Oolong Island in force, and their mysterious leader seems to have it in for the Doom Patrol in particular. It occurs to our heroes that this sort of thing seems to be happening quite a bit lately...

THE GREAT TEN #6
On sale APRIL 7 • 6 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by SCOTT MCDANIEL & ANDY OWENS
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
Every crook in Hong Kong grew up hearing tales of the Ghost Fox Killer – how her slightest touch is death, how she collects the souls of the damned. Now, the mysterious and seductive Ghost Fox Killer raises her guns – and the ghosts of her victims – against the Chinese God of Death.

JONAH HEX #54
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY
Art and cover by JORDI BERNET
Jonah Hex has been framed for murder! But with both the citizens and the law of the town convinced of his guilt, how will Hex avoid execution? Luckily he has some friends in town to help him out. Wait, they’re the ones who framed him! Ah, well. Sorry, Hex.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE OF ARSENAL #2
On sale APRIL 28 • 2 of 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art by GERALDO BORGES & MARLO ALQUIZA
Cover by GREG HORN
Spinning out of CRY FOR JUSTICE, “The Rise and Fall” continues here as Roy Harper discovers that getting a prosthetic arm doesn’t make him whole again, he’s also forced to deal with Green Arrow’s shocking revelation from JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL SPECIAL #1. And sparks fly when Roy’s old flame Cheshire shows up…to kill him!

GREEN ARROW #32
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO
Spinning out of CRY FOR JUSTICE, “The Rise and Fall” continues in “The Fall of Green Arrow” continues with Oliver Queen as a fugitive from justice. But what happens when the Justice League of America learn of his crime? The Emerald Archer's relationship with the World's Greatest Heroes will never be the same.

JSA ALL-STARS #5
On sale APRIL 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Co-feature written by JEN VAN METER
Art and cover by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
Co-feature art by TRAVIS MOORE & DAN GREEN
The Injustice Society may have found the All-Stars’ new headquarters, but Cyclone, of all people, has found a way to turn their own allies against them! Meanwhile, Stargirl shares an intimate moment with a teammate, which could be a BIG mistake!
And in the co-feature, the search for the mysterious Staff of Life leads to some strange partnerships when their objectives force Liberty Belle and Tigress to pair up in order to find Hourman and Icicle!

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #38
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by JESUS MERINO& JESSE DELPERDANG
Cover by JESUS MERINO
The Nazis have succeeded and taken over America, which is leading to the scheduled executions of the major heroes and villains in the U.S.! But Mr. Terrific may have figured out a way to topple the Fourth Reich using their own Darkness Engine against them...

MAGOG #8
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by TOM DERENICK & RODNEY RAMOS
Cover by HOWARD PORTER & JOHN DELL
The Shield intervenes in an effort to help Magog against an unearthly menace. But that only serves to amplify Magog’s growing personality crisis!

NEMESIS: THE IMPOSTERS #2
On sale APRIL 7 • 2 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by IVAN BRANDON
Art by CLIFF RICHARDS
Just how dangerous is the world’s greatest spy if he’s gone insane? We’re about to find out as Batman confronts Nemesis over the fate of his mystery prisoner from issue #1. Nothing is what it seems except the violence and the gunshot wounds, so get ready as the mysteries deepen and the fireworks explode.

HUMAN TARGET #3
On sale APRIL 14 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by LEN WEIN & ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art by BRUNO REDONDO, SERGIO SANDOVAL, CHRIS SPROUSE & KARL STORY Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS
Based on the anticipated series from Warner Bros. TV airing on FOX! Christopher Chance is racing against a former mafia kingpin to locate hidden evidence against the major European crime families. Can he pull off a miracle and keep his employer breathing?

POWER GIRL #11
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY
Art and cover by AMANDA CONNER
Power Girl’s life has been torn apart, and the last thing she needs is to find out that one of her closest allies is now one of her deadliest enemies! But, we’re sorry to say, that’s exactly what Satanna has managed to serve up!

SECRET SIX #20
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by JIM CALAFIORE
Cover by DANIEL LUVISI
Catman heads off to the African continent to find the three men who kidnapped his long lost son! He’s been pushed to the very limit, so when the rest of the Secret Six come to his aid, don’t be surprised if Catman decides to kill off his teammates as well!

TEEN TITANS #82
On sale APRIL 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by FELICIA D. HENDERSON
Co-feature written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Art by JOE BENNETT & JACK JADSON
Co-feature art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR & JÚLIO FERREIRA
Now that Superboy is reunited with the Teen Titans, Wonder Girl’s discovering what having her boyfriend around all the time means — and it’s not all good.

THE SHIELD #8
On sale APRIL 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Co-feature written by BRANDON JERWA
Art by Cliff Richards & Wayne Faucher
Co-feature art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by SAMI BASRI
The Shield is torn between the dictates of duty and his overwhelming revulsion towards his newest recruit. Plus, The Fox co-feature continues with art by Michael Avon Oeming (Powers)! The origin of the Kitsune clan is revealed, and Paul Patten must now decide if he should accept this weighty mantle!

THE WEB #8
On sale APRIL 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Co-feature written by JOHN ROZUM
Art by ROGER ROBINSON & HILARY BARTA
Co-feature art by TOM DERENICK & BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
The Web continues hunting for clues about the mysterious Stunner, but the latest complication may be too much for him to overcome. And a new helper sent by Oracle may only increase his troubles! Plus, the Hangman is wanted by the police thanks to his brutal stance on crime – or has he been set up?

WONDER WOMAN #43
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by NICOLA SCOTT & DOUG HAZLEWOOD
Cover by NICOLA Scott
The fan-favorite writer/artist team behind SECRET SIX reunite for part two of this (literally!) Earth-shaking story! Who is the leader of the mysterious invasion force attacking our planet, and what connection does she have to Wonder Woman? It’s a War of the Worlds, with Diana in the middle!

R.E.B.E.L.S. #15
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by CLAUDE ST. AUBIN
& SCOTT HANNA
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Straight from the pages of TITANS, Starfire joins our merry band just in time for super-genius Vril Dox to pick up the pieces from last issue’s climactic battle with Starro the Conqueror. First on his agenda: rebuild his interplanetary police squad, L.E.G.I.O.N.

THE WARLORD #13
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by MIKE GRELL
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by MIKE GRELL
A new dawn in Skartaris? They say the sun never sets at the center of the world, but Travis Morgan has gone over the horizon nonetheless, leaving the helm of the Warlord in very new –very different – hands! Is it the beginning of Shamballah’s new golden age? Or is this the day when it all starts to fall apart?

COVER RUN: THE DC COMICS ART OF ADAM HUGHES HC
Advance-solicited • On sale JUNE 23 • 208 pg, FC 6.75” X 10.25”, $39.99 US
Written by ADAM HUGHES
Art and cover by ADAM HUGHES
Collecting the best of Eisner Award winner Adam Hughes’s spectacular, sexy covers for WONDER WOMAN, CATWOMAN and other DC series. This amazing collection features the best of Hughes’ work for DC Comics, along with commentary from the artist, rarely seen preliminary material and much more!

BATWOMAN: ELEGY DELUXE EDITION HC
Advance-solicited • On sale JUNE 30 • 192 pg, FC 7.0625” X 10.875”, $24.99 US
Written by GREG RUCKA
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
In her first hardcover, collecting tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #854-860, Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable! Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham City — but Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman’s life will never ever be the same.

GOTHAM CENTRAL BOOK 3: ON THE FREAK BEAT HC
Advance-solicited • On sale JUNE 9 • 224 pg, FC $29.99 US
Written by GREG RUCKA & ED BRUBAKER
Art by MICHAEL LARK, JASON ALEXANDER & others
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
Detective Renee Montoya investigates the disappearance of evidence amid a gang war and travels to Keystone City in an attempt to unveil the truth about a fellow officer’s strange mutation in this collection featuring issues #23-31 of the award-winning series. Plus, the dead body of Robin, the Boy Wonder, is found on the streets, forcing the detectives to solve the case while dealing with Batman and The Teen Titans.

DC’S GREATEST IMAGINARY STORIES VOL. 2: BATMAN AND ROBIN TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 26 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by BILL FINGER and others
Art by SHELDON MOLDOFF & others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Don’t miss this new set of ‘60s and ‘70s “imaginary” tales starring Dick Grayson as the new Batman with Bruce Wayne Jr. as the new Robin! Collects stories from BATMAN #122, 131, 135, 145, 154, 159, 163 and 300, LOIS LANE #89 and WORLD’S FINEST #153.

DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 26 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by ROY THOMAS, STEVE ENGLEHART, GARDNER FOX & TONY ISABELLA
Art by ROSS ANDRU, TOM PALMER & others
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
Originally published in 1972, these adaptations of 1930s pulp adventures include “The Man of Bronze,” “Death in Silver,” “The Monsters” and “Brand of the Werewolf,” and are collected for the first time from the pages of DOC SAVAGE #1-8.

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH TP (NEW PRINTING)
Advance-resolicited • On sale MAY 5 • 192 pg, FC $14.99 US
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER & PRENTIS ROLLINS
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Collects the six-issue miniseries that restored Hal Jordan as Green Lantern along with the Wizard Magazine preview story and a new cover by Ethan Van Sciver. The road to BLACKEST NIGHT begins here, so don’t miss this new printing of the smash-hit relaunch of the decade!
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

JONAH HEX: WELCOME TO PARADISE TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 5 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by JOHN ALBANO and MICHAEL FLEISCHER
Art by TONY DEZUNIGA, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ & others
Cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
These are the classic tales from the ‘70s on which John Hex’s legend was built, many of which have never been reprinted in color. Collecting ALL-STAR WESTERN #10, WEIRD WESTERN TALES #14, 17, 22, 26, 29 and 30 and JONAH HEX #2 and 4.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: SECOND COMING TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 5 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Art by ED BENES, IAN CHURCHILL & others
Cover by ED BENES
Collected from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22-26, Red Tornado discovers the culprit behind his recent malfunctions — and the ensuing confrontation leads to a massive battle between the JLA and one of their oldest adversaries.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE HC
Advance-solicited • On sale JUNE 2 • 232 pg, FC $24.99 US
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art and cover by MAURO CASCIOLI
A new team of heroes – Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman – unite to take a proactive approach to fighting crime! Following the deaths of JLA heroes Batman and Martian Manhunter, this new team stands determined to stop evil from ever striking so drastically again. But when Prometheus plans his revenge on the heroes, will this new team be ready to pay the cost for the justice they seek?

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: BAD SEED TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 19 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM & MATTHEW STURGES
Art and cover by JESUS MERINO
Writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges team up with artist Jesus Merino on a new era for the JSA. The team battles a monstrous army of villains who’ve declared war on them to collect a mysterious bounty in this collection of JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #29-33.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: ENEMY MANIFEST TP
Advance-solicited •On sale MAY 19 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by JIM SHOOTER
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL & LIVESAY
While war looms and a traitor plots against the Legion from within, a massive, hostile planet appears near Jupiter, and its gravity is ripping apart the solar system! Collects LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #45-50.

OUTSIDERS: THE HUNT TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 12 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN & JAY LEISTEN
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
With Arkham Asylum’s inmates running free, The Outsiders are charged with recapturing them by whatever means necessary. In this title collecting issues #23-27, Batman and Alfred split up the team in order to track down Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze and Clayface before the rogues kill again!

THE QUESTION VOL. 6: PEACEMAKER TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 12• 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL
Art by DENYS COWAN, MALCOLM JONES III & others
Cover by DENYS COWAN
The neighborhood of Hell’s Acres has been scheduled for demolition in this new title collecting THE QUESTION #31-36. One of The Question’s companions has been kidnapped and brought there, but even if he can rescue her, can he stop a crooked judge out to silence him forever?

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 1 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale June 16 • 400 pg, FC $39.99 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III, CAMERON STEWART, FRAZER IRVING, SIMONE BIANCHI, RYAN SOOK & MICK GRAY
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Collecting Grant Morrison’s magnum opus for the first time in hardcover, featuring SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #0, THE GUARDIAN #1-4, KLARION #1-3, ZATANNA #1-3 and THE SHINING KNIGHT #1-3. Independently, each of these heroes is featured in a story arc that redefines their purpose in the DC Universe. But their stories also interweave with the other soldiers’ tales, and tell a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. These reluctant champions must arise and work together to save the world without ever meeting one another.

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 4 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale JUNE 2 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Written by JAMES ROBINSON & GREG RUCKA
Art by PETE WOODS & others
Cover by BRYAN TALBOT
The Man of Steel has moved to a new planet populated by Kryptonians in this collection of SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6-12. Leaving Earth behind, Superman makes sacrifices to appease his people while averting a conflict with the other races — but an attempt on the life of a high-ranking Kryptonian changes the course of Superman’s mission.

SUPERMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 8 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale September 22 • 256 pg, FC, $59.99 US
Written by JERRY SIEGEL, DON CAMERON, BILL FINGER & others
Art by IRA YARBROUGH, ED DOBROTKA, SAM CITRON & GEORGE ROUSSOS
Cover by WAYNE BORING
In this new collection of SUPERMAN #30-35, The Man of Tomorrow meets the mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk for the first time and battles Lex Luthor, The Toyman, The Silver Foxx and more!

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 1 TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 26 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, JAMES ROBINSON & STERLING GATES
Art by PETE WOODS, GARY FRANK & others
Cover by GARY FRANK
The story that kicked off WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON is now in trade paperback featuring SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1, SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1, SUPERMAN #681, ACTION COMICS #871 and ADVENTURE COMICS SPECIAL FEATURING THE GUARDIAN #1.

SUPERGIRL: FRIENDS AND FUGITIVES TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 19 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by STERLING GATES & GREG RUCKA
Art by JAMAL IGLE & others
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
Supergirl and Flamebird must work together to track down their father’s assassin – Reactron! But these childhood friends find themselves at each other’s throats in these stories from SUPERGIRL #43 and 45-47, ACTION COMICS #881-882 and SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1.

TITANS VOL. 3: FRACTURED TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 26 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by ERIC WALLACE, CHRIS YOST and others
Art by ANGEL UNZUETA, MICHAEL SHOYKET and others
Cover by ANGEL UNZUETA
Following Jericho’s betrayal, The Titans struggle to rebuild the team in stories from issues #14 and 16-22, while dealing with the problems of growing up and apart. Each issue of this story arc spotlights an individual hero and how his or her choices impact the team’s future.

THE VIKING PRINCE BY JOE KUBERT HC
Advance-solicited • On sale JUNE 30 • 296 pg, FC, $39.99 US
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER and BOB HANEY
Art and cover by Joe Kubert
In fifth century Iceland, an amnesiac Viking warrior faces peril from the ruler of a neighboring village, as well as giants, sea monsters, witches and more. Collecting classic adventure tales from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1-5, 7-20, and OUR ARMY AT WAR #162 and 163.

WONDER WOMAN: WARKILLER TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 12 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by AARON LOPRESTI, BERNARD CHANG & MATT RYAN
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
Wonder Woman and Black Canary go undercover among some of the worst villains of the DC Universe in this title collecting WONDER WOMAN #34-39! Plus, Diana must fight for her life against the man destined by the gods to take her place: Achilles, the Warkiller.

GREEN LANTERN #27 NEW PRINTING
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC $1.00 US
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS & OCLAIR ALBERT
Witness the beginnings of the greatest Green Lantern of all in this new printing of the first chapter of “Secret Origin,”priced at just $1.00! Featuring art and story by the BLACKEST NIGHT team of Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, this issue is collected in the GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN TP (NOV09090177).

BATMAN & ROBIN #1 NEW PRINTING
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC $1.00 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY
The award-winning ALL-STAR SUPERMAN team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely reunited for this debut issue that kicked off the “Batman Reborn” epic, now reprinted for just $1.00 and featured in the upcoming BATMAN & ROBIN DELUXE EDITION HC (DEC0909201).

HUMAN TARGET #1 NEW PRINTING
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US, MATURE READERS
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by EDVIN BIUKOVIC
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
The first issue of the original Vertigo HUMAN TARGET miniseries is reprinted for $1.00, just in time for the new series from Warner Bros. TV airing on Fox! The Human Target is hired to impersonate an African-American minister with a contract on his head and learns that there’s a contract out on his life as well. This issue is featured in the new HUMAN TARGET: CHANCE MEETINGS TP (OCT090298)

THE LOSERS #1 NEW PRINTING
On sale APRIL 14• 40 pg, FC
$1.00 US, MATURE READERS
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art and cover by JOCK
The acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock began with this issue introducing an elite U.S. Special Forces unit that stumbled across a dirty CIA secret they couldn’t ignore. The CIA tried to kill them – but that only set the team on a course for bloody vengeance. This issue is featured in the new THE LOSERS VOL. 1 & 2 TP (NOV090232), just in time for the film adaptation in theaters later this year!

EX MACHINA #1 NEW PRINTING
On sale APRIL 14 • 40 pg, FC $1.00 US, MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by TONY HARRIS & TOM FEISTER
Cover by TONY HARRIS
The award-winning WildStorm series began with this issue that introduced NYC Mayor Mitchell Hundred, formerly known as the super-hero The Great Machine, who put aside his heroic career after the events of September 11, 2001. This issue is collected in the EX MACHINA VOL. 1: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TP (SEP058036) and timed for release near the end of the ongoing series! This issue is collected in the EX MACHINA VOL. 1: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TP (SEP058036).

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #16
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by LANDRY WALKER
Art and cover by ERIC JONES
It’s our egg-splosive Easter egg-stravaganza! When the evil Egghead teams up with the eerie Egg-Fu, it’s up to Batman and Wonder Woman to put a stop to their eggs-tracurricular plans before the world is egg-stinct! And that’s no yolk!

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM # 15
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by MIKE NORTON
Three words: BLACK! ADAM! JUNIOR! Two more words: FREDDY! FREEMAN?!? That can’t be right, can it? Billy and Mary are in real trouble now… From the Eisner-winning writers of TINY TITANS and the artist of BLUE BEETLE!

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! TP
Advance-solicited • On sale May 5• 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Written by MIKE KUNKEL, ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art by MIKE KUNKEL, STEPHEN DESTEPHANO & others
Cover by MIKE KUNKEL
The magic word “Shazam” transforms Billy Batson into Captain Marvel — but now there’s a new kid at school: 14-year-old Theo Adam, who has his own alter ego as Black Adam! Collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed, all-ages series.

SUPER FRIENDS #26
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by STEWART MCKENNY & DAN DAVIS Cover by J. BONE
Meet Hocus and Pocus, two completely inept street magicians. But when the Super Friends crash through their act, suddenly, the sky’s the limit!

TINY TITANS #27
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
Think of the worst kid you’ve ever had to babysit. Got it? Now think again, because it doesn’t get much worse than Kid Devil! When Raven has to watch Kid Devil for the weekend, Trigon insists on treating him like a cute little baby – let’s hope Trigon learns his lesson fast!

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #48
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by AMY WOLFRAM & JAKE BLACK
Art by ETHEN BEAVERS & MIN S. KU
Cover by ETHEN BEAVERS
It’s a brand new era in Ben 10-ness! Witness the beginning of Ultimate Alien! New aliens! New villains! And new adventures! It all starts here!

LOONEY TUNES #185
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by BILL MATHENY
Art by DAVID ALVAREZ & MIKE DECARLO Cover by SCOTT GROSS
Daffy Duck has purchased all the cheese in Mexico! Now it’s up to Speedy to get some in order to feed his hungry mouse brethren. It’s a battle for the fromage, with the lives of the Mexican mice population hanging in the balance!

SCOOBY-DOO #155
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Written by PAUL KUPPERBERG
Art by FABIO LAGUNA
Cover by VINCENT DEPORTER
The gang hits Coney Island! They quickly discover the true evil behind the Tunnel of Horror! AstroLand will never be the same.

DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #1
On sale APRIL 21 • 1 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by REBEKAH ISAACS
Cover by FIONA STAPLES
1:10 Variant cover by JIM LEE
The fan-favorite series DV8 returns with the eight-part “Gods & Monsters” arc written by critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ, NORTHLANDERS) with art by up-and-comer Rebekah Isaacs (Drafted). In their short history, the mismatched band of superpowered losers, freaks and masochists of DV8 have seen a lot and done even more, but it’s nothing compared to this. As Gem Antonelli (a.k.a. Copycat) is debriefed in a holding cell, the story of how eight troubled teenagers were briefly gods to a prehistorical world unfolds against the backdrop of a cataclysmic disaster. “The Day I Tried To Live” is part one in this amazing and tragic story unlike anything set in the WildStorm Universe before.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

THE AUTHORITY #21
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by MARC BERNARDIN & ADAM FREEMAN
Art by AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
Concern grows over the young boy known as River and the identity of his enigmatic benefactor is uncovered. Meanwhile, Grifter and Deathblow make a startling and deadly discovery while searching among the refugees – a trail of dead bodies reveals the presence of extremely unwelcome passengers aboard The Carrier.

WILDCATS #22
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ADAM BEECHEN
Art by TIM SEELEY & RYAN WINN
Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
In the wake of the war with the Red Blade, it’s time for our remaining heroes to develop a concrete plan for making post-Armageddon Earth a safe, livable place for its survivors. But not everyone’s on board with the plan and the next major conflicts the Wildcats face just might come from within!

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #8
On sale APRIL 21 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Story by KEITH GIFFEN & GRANT MORRISON • Written by KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS
Art by DAVID WILLIAMS
Cover by GENE HA
The Authority travel to a reality where the Authority are...hucksters? Are even they prepared to go up against a Midnighter who’s a used car salesman? JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL’s J.M. DeMatteis joins Keith Giffen for this unusual Authority.

GEN13 #35
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by PHIL HESTER
Art by CRUDDIE TORIAN
Cover by PETE WOODS
The remains of Gen 13 wander a post-apocalyptic America struggling not only to stay together as a team, but to simply survive. Unfortunately, an army of robotic zealots intent on wiping the remains of humanity off the face of the Earth has other ideas. Plus, who is The Pathcutter?

SPARTA: USA #2
On sale APRIL 7 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Art and cover by JOHNNY TIMMONS
Success on the gridiron made quarterback Godfrey McClaine a household name in the town of Sparta. His feats were the stuff of legend. But that was years ago and Sparta has a new hotshot quarterback named Johnny Franks. Coupled with the aid of the freakish town caretaker called the Maestro, Franks plans on making Godfrey’s homecoming a brutal one!

EX MACHINA VOL. 9: RING OUT THE OLD TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 12 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by TONY HARRIS & JP LEON Cover by Tony Harris
In this volume collecting EX MACHINA #40-44 and SPECIAL #4, Mayor Hundred descends into the NYC sewers to learn why he was given the strange powers that helped him become the heroic Great Machine. Meanwhile, a powerful new foe reveals a terrifying plan that’s been in the works since the first issue!

ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA BOOK 2 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale SEPTEMBER 29 • 328 pg
FC, 8.25” x 12. 5”, $99.99 US
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III & MICK GRAY
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
The second slipcased, oversized collection of Alan Moore’s occult masterpiece is here, collecting PROMETHEA #13-24. The story begins as Promethea and Sophie embark on a quest to find a different sort of magic, leaving Sophie’s friend Stacia behind as a new, temporary Promethea! And this untried hero has her hands full as the forces of Hell take control of New York’s mayor. As a bonus, this volume includes an extensive gallery of sketches, developmental art and more.

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 4 #4
On sale APRIL 28 • 4 of 4 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON • 50/50 Split covers by ALEX ROSS
This grand finale is the extra-length climax to the biggest Astro City epic ever! The Silver Agent! The Pale Horseman! Lord Sovereign! Honor Guard! Charles and Royal’s quest for vengeance reaches its shattering conclusion, changing their lives – and Astro City’s destiny – forever! With two Alex Ross covers and an extra eight story pages, this is the big one!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

GARRISON #1
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, 1 of 6, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JEFF MARIOTTE
Art and cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Garrison may very well be the world’s most dangerous man. In a near future where everyone’s under surveillance, though, nobody knows anything about him – and federal agent Jillian Bracewell’s investigation into his identity could get her killed. Writer Jeff Mariotte (Angel, DESPERADOES) returns to WildStorm with this 6-issue action/adventure miniseries spectacularly illustrated by Francesco Francavilla (Zorro)!

DANTE’S INFERNO #5
On sale APRIL 14 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art and cover by DIEGO LATORRE
Dante battles his deadliest foe yet – Beatrice, the woman he loves, transformed into the Queen of Hell! He descended into the Inferno to save her, but now he’ll have to choose between killing her or dying by her hand!

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING’S END #4
On sale APRIL 21 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ANDREW DABB & DANIEL LOFLIN
Art by DIEGO OLMOS
Photo cover
The Winchester’s continued stay in the Big Apple and their search for the mysterious John Dee has begun to wear on the rural family. Collectively, they decide to take a day off. But each is followed by a mysterious stranger bearing a unique “offer.” Could there be a divine purpose behind it?

FREE REALMS #8
On sale APRIL 14 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by J.S. LEWIS
Art and cover by JON SOMMARIVA & ALLEN MARTINEZ
A crypt guardian has been unleashed in Blackspore Swamp and threatens to end the Royal Scavenger Hunt for Dane and Maya before it begins. But even if they manage to make it out alive, a horde of vicious swamp cray await to rip them apart once they leave the crypt!

FREE REALMS BOOK 1 TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 5 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by J.S. LEWIS
Art by JON BURAN, Oliver Nome
& Allen Martinez
Cover by Jon Buran
Collecting the first six issues of the miniseries based on the hit virtual world from Sony, FREE REALMS begins when a young girl is abducted and dragged into a darkened forest teeming with twisted monsters. It’s up to a relic hunter and a pixie to save her!

WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOOK THREE HC
Advance-solicited • On sale JUNE 16 • 176 pg, FC $19.99 US
Written by WALTER SIMONSON & LOUISE SIMONSON
Art by MIKE BOWDEN & TONY WASHINGTON
Cover by Jon Buran
The third collection based on the world’s most popular massively multiplayer online game finds King Varian and his companions attempting to heal the rift between Horde and Alliance by seeking out help from ogre leader Thrall. Collecting issues #15-21.

ROBOTECH: PRELUDE TO THE SHADOW CHRONICLES TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 26 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by TOMMY YUNE, JASON WALTRIP & JOHN WALTRIP
Art by OMAR DOGAN
Cover by TOMMY YUNE
Collecting the 5-issue miniseries from 2005, this new collection explores the mysterious circumstances behind the disappearance of Admiral Rick Hunter!

VICTORIAN UNDEAD #6
On sale APRIL 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by DAVIDE FABBRI
Cover by SIMON COLEBY
Sherlock Holmes versus Professor Moriarty – the rematch! The world’s greatest detective and his archenemy do battle once more in the heart of zombie-plagued London! Holmes’s greatest case comes to a fiery conclusion in this critically acclaimed series!

NEIL YOUNG’S GREENDALE HC
Advance-solicited • On sale June 9 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
Legendary singer-songwriter, musician and activist Neil Young brings one of his most personal albums, GREENDALE, to comics. Overseeing the work of acclaimed writer Joshua Dysart (UNKNOWN SOLDIER) and fan-favorite artist Cliff Chiang (HUMAN TARGET), they compose a graphic novel that explores a whole new dimension to the album that Rolling Stone voted as one of the best of its year.
In the Fall of 2003, as the nation gallops into war, a politically active teenage girl named Sun lives, loves and dreams in a small California town named Greendale.
Sun’s always been different. There’s been talk that the women in her family have all had a preternatural communion with nature. And when a Stranger comes to town – a character whose presence causes Greendale to, well, go to hell – she’ll find herself on a journey both mystical and mythical. To face the Stranger, she’ll unearth the secrets of her family in a political coming-of-age story infused with its own special magic.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2
On sale APRIL 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by SCOTT SNYDER AND STEPHEN KING
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:25 variant cover by BERNIE WRIGHTSON
It’s been nearly 20 years since notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet was buried on boot hill. But when a group of grave-robbing collectors of Western memorabilia uncover his final resting place, they find much, much more than they bargained for. And: Pearl Jones was attacked and left for dead by a cabal of powerful Hollywood vampires. Now, a mysterious stranger comes calling and Pearl gets a second chance at life - and at revenge.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

AIR VOL. 3: PURELAND TP
Advance-solicited • On sale May 26 • 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art and cover by M.K. PERKER
Blythe makes a dangerous journey to the Northwest Frontier province of Pakistan, where she’s drawn into a holy war with a bizarre twist in this new volume collecting issues #11-17 of this acclaimed series.

AIR #20
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art and cover by M.K. PERKER
The lost plane of legendary author-aviator Antoine De Saint Exupery has been found...in the Puget Sound of Washington, halfway across the world from where he disappeared. On the second leg of her pilot’s test, Blythe and her crew must marshal all their skills to find out why. 

CODENAME KNOCKOUT VOL. 1: THE DEVIL YOU SAY TP
Advance-solicited • On sale May 19 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by ROBERT RODI
Art by AMANDA CONNER, YANICK PAQUETTE & others
Cover by JOE CHIODO
Issues #0-6 of the 2001 series are collected at last! Meet Angela St. Grace, agent of the clandestine agency known as G.O.O.D. With her loyal assistant Go Go Fiasco, she battles the forces of E.V.I.L. The catch: G.O.O.D. is run by Angela’s mother.

DAYTRIPPER #5
On sale APRIL 14 • 5 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
Written by FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ •Art by GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON
Cover by GABRIEL BÁ
At 11 years old, Brás’s world was only as big as his house. But that changed when his family headed to his grandparents’ countryside ranch. And there – at a place where the sun was stronger and the stars shone brighter – Brás would suddenly see everything under a new light!

DEMO VOL. 2 #3
On sale APRIL 7 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, B&W
No interior ads, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art and cover by BECKY CLOONAN
Evoking the very best of the classic Demo stories, “Volume One Love Story” features Marlo, a happy young woman with an extreme case of OCD who plots her daily travels through Los Angeles with the help of an intricate system of post-it note instructions.  But one day her system is hacked and new notes appear, threatening to derail her completely.  

DMZ #52
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by JP LEON
Self-exile is forcing Matty to take a good, hard look at himself and his conduct since he entered the DMZ, and he’s not liking too much of what he’s seeing. His discovery from the last issue, though, presents him with an opportunity that he’s tempted to take, but the price is high, very high. What’s the going rate on redemption, anyway?

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #24
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Art by LUCA ROSSI and JOHN BOLTON
Cover by ESAO ANDREWS
In the conclusion of “Management,” someone’s been murdered. Very murdered. And the goblins of the goblin market require a death for a death. But who’s the murderer? And what if the murderer is someone we all like? The terms of Fig’s deal with the Conception are beginning to take their toll, but it may be that the Conception’s enemies are even more dangerous than the Conception themselves! Featuring “Romantic Comedy, With Corpses,” a tale of true love and bloodshed, illustrated by John Bolton (GOD SAVE THE QUEEN).

JOE THE BARBARIAN #4
On sale APRIL 21 • 4 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
Who are the mysterious Sorcerors of Inventoria, and why have they taken a vow of cowardice? The mysteries of the Iron Kingdom and its relationship to Joe’s real world are revealed at last, and a new companion joins the doomed fellowship for a voyage into Ultimate Darkness.

FABLES #95
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM & STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOAO RUAS
“Rose Red” part 2 of 5! As trouble brews outside her bedroom window at the Farm, Rose reluctantly pulls herself out of the depression pit and into the heart of war.  It’s the former Adversary vs. the newfound Nightmare and the future looks very very dim for the misplaced denizens of Fabletown.

CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #6
On sale APRIL 7 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by SHAWN MCMANUS
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
Cindy’s quest to stem the tide of black-market magics leads her straight to the source. Now the fates of worlds hang in the balance. With her only ally in chains and only the humblest of all her assets at her disposal, does she have the slightest hope for survival?

JACK OF FABLES #45
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM & MATTHEW STURGES
Art by TONY AKINS & ANDREW PEPOY
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Jack Frost has finally come face-to-face with the Empyrean, but it’s clear that someone somewhere along the way has been lying about what this is all about. In fact, it’s beginning to seem as if everyone everywhere along the way has been lying…

GREEK STREET #10
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by DAVIDE GIANFELICE
Cover by DAVIDE FURNO
Dedalus is getting closer to solving the mystery behind the murders and figures out the bloody connection between all the players on Greek Street. Meanwhile, the monster returns and Lord Menon’s days seem numbered.

HELLBLAZER #266
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by SIMON BISLEY
The politics of slam dancing reach a fever pitch and Constantine is dressed to kill.  But looks can be deceiving – especially for a pathetic gang of aging skinheads, their fresh-faced new recruits and John’s hot new alchemist/accomplice, Epiphany.  

MADAME XANADU #22
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by MATT WAGNER
Art by AMY REEDER HADLEY & RICHARD FRIEND
Cover by AMY REEDER HADLEY
As Madame Xanadu seeks aid from Mr. Jones to locate her sister’s hiding place, Morgana seeks out three artifacts from her past that will complete her rise to power. Will these two strong-willed siblings finally cross paths and battle to the end?

NORTHLANDERS #27
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
In the penultimate issue of “The Plague Widow,” scores are settled and bodies start dropping. During the darkest hours of the long winter, Hilda makes a shocking concession for Karin’s benefit. And after so many issues of staring each other down, Boris and Gunborg go toe-to-toe.

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 3 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale June 23 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
MATURE READERS
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by STEPHEN BISSETTE, JOHN TOTLEBEN, RICK VEITCH & others
Cover by STEPHEN BISSETTE & JOHN TOTLEBEN
Collecting issues #35-42 of Alan Moore’s award-winning SWAMP THING, this volume brims with visceral horrors including underwater vampires, a werewolf with an unusual curse, and the debut of John Constantine!

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 7: SPIDER’S THRASH TP (NEW PRINTING)
Advance-solicited • On sale May 5 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
& RODNEY RAMOS
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
After losing his job, bank account and home, Spider Jerusalem has gone underground, the better to implement his plan. Collects TRANSMETROPOLITAN #37-42.

SCALPED #37
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JASON AARON
Art by DAVIDE FURNO
Cover by JOCK
Concluding a two-part story focusing on Shunka, Red Crow’s mysterious right hand man! Red Crow sent Shunka to sort out a feud with a rival Native American casino, but now he’s become embroiled in a murder mystery. He knows he should walk away, but something inside won’t let him, which means things are about to get bloody.

SCALPED VOL. 6: THE GNAWING TP
Advance-solicited • On sale May 19 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA
Cover by JOCK
In this new collection featuring issues #30-34 of the monthly series, Red Crow commits a murder in front of witnesses and the FBI thinks they can finally put him away. Meanwhile, Dash’s loyalty is tested as his addiction to heroin intensifies.

SWEET TOOTH VOL. 1: OUT OF THE WOODS TP
“Writer and artist Jeff Lemire has created the new ‘must read’ book with SWEET TOOTH.” — GEOFF JOHNS
“Spellbinding and offbeat . . . emotionally charged.” — USA TODAY
“A grabber from the get-go...” — THE ONION
Advance-solicited • On sale May 12 •128 pg, FC $9.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
The first five issues of Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed new series introduce Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father, he’s left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find ‘The Preserve,’ a refuge for hybrids.

SWEET TOOTH #8
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
He’s got the might of the military behind him and a camp full of human-hybrid guinea pigs, so why is the ominous Dr. Singh most excited in getting his hands on Gus? What does he hope to discover? And why is Singh asking him so many questions about his father?

THE NOBODY TP
Advance-solicited • On sale May 12 • 144 pg, Two-color, $14.99 US
MATURE READERS
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Jeff Lemire’s original graphic novel is now available in trade paperback! The tiny, isolated fishing village of Large Mouth never saw much excitement — that is, until the arrival of the stranger wrapped from head to toe in bandages and wearing weird goggles.

STUCK RUBBER BABY HC (NEW EDITION)
“A remarkable achievement, a story so richly drawn – in both senses of the word – that it will pull you, headlong, into a bottomless world of hopes, fears, dreams and the all-too-real prejudice witnessed by its author.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Cruse’s visceral, visual account of America’s recent past contributes with grace and force to what we can only continue to hope is history’s bend toward justice.” — ALISON BECHDEL, from her introduction
Advance-solicited • on sale June 2, 224 pg, B&W 6.875” x 9”, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by HOWARD CRUSE
Art and new cover by HOWARD CRUSE
The groundbreaking, award-winning semi autobiographical graphic novel returns in a new 15th anniversary edition featuring an introduction by Alison Bechdel, award-winning author of Fun Home.
In the 1960s American South, a young gas-station attendant named Toland Polk is rejected from the Army draft for admitting “homosexual tendencies,” and falls in with a close-knit group of young locals yearning to break from the conformity of their hometown through civil rights activism, folk music and upstart communality of race-mixing, gay-friendly nightclubs. Toland’s story is both deeply personal and epic in scope, as his search for identity plays out against the brutal fight over segregation, an unplanned pregnancy and small-town bigotry, aided by an unforgettable supporting cast.

THE UNWRITTEN #12
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS, KURT HUGGINS & ZELDA DEVON
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
A stand-alone story! Come visit Willowbank Wood, the home of cuddly, friendly little creatures like Dogling, Nedward, Tig the Hedgehog – and a psychotic assassin with a grudge and a plan.

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #19
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
A new storyline! Moses has a list. Throughout his murder investigation of the IDP camp’s doctor, he’s been deciding just who will live and who will die. Now, caught in an arms deal near the Sudan border, it’s time to start checking names. But this is one battle that’s not as simple as it seems.

MEGATOKYO VOL.6
Advance-solicited; on sale May 26 • 5 1/8” x 7 1/4” • 240 pg, B&W, $10.99 US
Written and illustrated by Fred Gallagher
CMX. American “otaku” Piro and Largo are now more or less settled into their lives in Tokyo, where the lines between fantasy and reality sometimes blur. The city boils and churns under the threat of impending d00m, led by an invasion of Zombie hordes. Fanboys gather to protest the rumored cancellation of a long-awaited game featuring Kimiko, their new favorite Idol. Piro races to save Kimiko from both the fanboys and a mysterious benefactor whom he does not trust. Largo enlists the aid a novice magical girl who is still trying to understand herself, her powers, and what exactly she should wear. MEGATOKYO volume 6 collects chapters nine and ten of the online series, including both UnMod and Full Megatokyo Panic short stories, as well as additional artwork and one-shot comics.

POLYPHONICA: CARDINAL CRIMSON VOL. 1
Advance-solicited; on sale May 12 • 5” x 7.375” • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +
Original story by Ichiro Sakaki and ocelot. Illustrated by Tomo Hirokawa
CMX/Flex Comix. In a place called Polyphonica, humans and spirits live side by side. Young musicians create magical sounds with their music, which bind the spirits to them. A struggling student named Phoron accidentally summons a spirit he met in childhood but later forgot about. Phoron could use all the help he can get, but this feisty spirit may prove to be more than he can handle!

STOLEN HEARTS VOL.2
Advance-solicited; on sale May 19 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN
Written and illustrated by Miku Sakamoto
CMX. Koguma and Shinobu both have to work on Christmas, but they have special New Years plans to look forward to. However, all of the romance and fun might come to a startling halt, when Koguma’s older brother Miki takes an interest in Shinobu. Even though Shinobu’s heart belongs to Koguma, she keeps getting caught in compromising situations. Is all of this going to drive Koguma away?

MUSASHI #9 VOL.17
Advance-solicited; on sale May 5 • 5” x 7.375” • 200 pg, B&W $9.99 US • TEEN
Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi
CMX. A reckless otaku who tries to imitate his movie idols gets in over his head when he attempts to save a young princess from some would-be kidnappers. Fortunately for him, Nine’s there to step in and save the day. Later, the Ultimate Blue team infiltrates a terrorist plot to assassinate the American President. But when a young boy gets involved, Nine must save him from his own heroic impulses.

TERU TERU X SHONEN VOL.7
Advance-solicited; on sale May 19 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +
Written and illustrated by Shigeru Takao
CMX. What mystery is contained in a tattoo on Shinobu’s back? Shinobu tells Saizo that her father revealed something to her on his deathbed that changed everything she knew about her family...and herself! Then, while vacationing at Shogo’s family home, the young couple discover things about Shinobu’s teacher’s past. What was his previously unknown connection to Shinobu’s mother?

ORFINA VOL.8
Advance-solicited; on sale May 26 • 5.5” x 8” • 282 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE
Written and illustrated by Kitsune Tennouji
CMX. Orfina arrives at a castle to rendezvous with King Yoguf, only to find that it’s been burned to the ground! Lord Stean’s robotic dragon has caused this carnage and it’s got the technology to track down Orfina. Later, Orfina comes to the aid of a group of assassins who have been ambushed by Granzian soldiers. But two mysterious cyborg soldiers strike, leaving Orfina suddenly overmatched!

VENUS CAPRICCIO VOL.4
Advance-solicited; on sale May 5 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN
Written and illustrated by Mai Nishikata
CMX. Akira asks Takami out on their first, formal date. Having been friends for so long, this may prove to be awkward. When Takami does poorly on her exams, her big brother concludes that Akira may be a bad influence. Then a member of Akira’s family may also be out to throw a wedge between the couple. His aunt insists that he must move to France with her to receive proper training as a pianist!

COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE: POISON IVY STATUE
DESIGNED BY ADAM HUGHES • SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
Poison Ivy is the latest statue to join the insanely popular COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE statue series! Due to the overwhelming success of this series, DC Direct specially commissioned fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes to design this statue for the series.
Poison Ivy is the companion piece to the Cover Girls of the DC Universe: Harley Quinn Statue!
Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 9.75” high x 4.25” wide x 4.25” deep, this statue includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 15, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US

MICHAEL KEATON AS BATMAN BUST
SCULPTED BY JOSEPH MENNA
In honor of DC Comics’ 75th anniversary, Michael Keaton’s quintessential portrayal of Batman is presented in bust form.
From Warner Bros.’ ground-breaking, blockbuster 1989 movie BATMAN, Michael Keaton as Batman is poised for action as he prepares to throw his trademark Batarang. With a gothic-inspired base, the design is reminiscent of the architectural vision of designer Anton Furst’s Academy Award-winning Gotham City.
The MICHAEL KEATON AS BATMAN BUST is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 5.75” high x 5.5” wide x 4.5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 15, 2010 * Bust * $80 US

DC CHRONICLES: WONDER WOMAN STATUE
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER
Wonder Woman, the epitome of female power, is the next in the popular DC Chronicles statue line, displaying strength and classic beauty in style.
All DC Chronicles statues share a consistent base design, with a retro-styled logo further providing a sense of the period from which they originated.
This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 7” high x 4.5” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufactured to order.Advance-solicited; on sale September 22, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US

DC ORIGINS SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURE TWO-PACKS
Green Lantern
6.75” h (modern)
6.5” h (classic)
Wonder Woman
6.75” h (modern)
6.5” h (classic)
Superman
6.75” h (modern)
6.5” h (classic)
The Flash
6.75” h (modern)
6.5” h (classic)


Trace the history of some of the most popular DC Comics heroes with these special two-pack action figure sets!
Each set includes two full-sized figures packaged together – one based on art from the character’s early appearances and the other based on art from the modern era.
One two-sided collectible trading card featuring each character will also be included in each package.
All figures feature multiple points of articulation and include display bases and character-specific accessories.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging. Advance-solicited; on sale September 1, 2010 • Action figures •PI

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM
SCULPTED BY DAVE CORTES
Advance-solicited; on sale September 1, 2010 * Action Figures * PI
From within the walls of Arkham Asylum, The Joker orchestrates the most elaborate scheme of his career: create an unstoppable army of Bane-like creatures to take over Gotham City. Only Batman, using an amalgam of detective, combat and stealth skills, can end his arch-nemesis’ plans.
This very special Batman Black & White statue was developed using actual character designs from the best-selling game Batman: Arkham Asylum, current holder of the Guinness World Record for “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever,” and the winner of several industry game awards.
This statue based on the video game design measures approximately 7.25” high x 6.25” wide x 4.75” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.
Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 1, 2010 * Statue * $80 US

BLACKEST NIGHT RE-STOCK ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT #1
The Blackest Night continues!
Due to sell-out and popular demand, a special assortment of figures from across the spectrum of Lantern colors is being offered this month, from the sold-out Blackest Night Series 1 and Series 2 assortments of action figures!
All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Character-appropriate accessories are also included. 4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
Includes:
Indigo • 6.5” h
Red Lantern Atrocitus • 7.25” h
Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman • 6.75” h
Blue Lantern Saint Walker • 7.25” h
Advance-solicited; on sale September 8, 2010 • Action Figures * PI

HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: SINESTRO BUST
DESIGNED BY GARY FRANK • SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN
Sinestro, agent of fear, is the latest villain to infiltrate the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust line!
Designed by New York Times best-selling artist Gary Frank, this bust features the Yellow Lantern Sinestro atop a special lantern base. The bust, a companion piece to the Green Lantern Hal Jordan bust, is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 5.75” high x 3.75” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Limited Edition. Manufactured to order. Advance-solicited; on sale September 22, 2010 • Bust * $70 US

DC DYNAMICS: GREEN LANTERN STATUE
DESIGNED AND SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER
DC Direct’s exquisite new statue gallery series, featuring dynamic interpretations of classic superheroes, continues!
Award-winning sculptor Tim Bruckner has transformed his original designs of the most recognizable DC heroes into some of the most outstanding, upscale statues DC Direct has ever produced. Each statue features a base that captures the character’s interaction with the surrounding environment.
The fifth in a series of six statues scheduled to be released in 2010, the Emerald Guardian is wrapped in the manifestation of flaming verdant energy of the Green Lantern Corps.
This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 13” high x 4” wide x 4” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited Edition. Manufactured to order. Advance-solicited; on sale September 29, 2010 * Statue * $195 US

GREEN LANTERN: GOLDEN AGE 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern, was the first to discover the power of the green flame.
Saved from death by a mysterious green metal lantern fashioned from a meteor, it flamed with power, fulfilling an ancient prophecy. Upon its instruction, Alan Scott formed a ring from the lantern’s metal, touching it to the lantern to charge it – and a new hero was born.
The figure features 28 points of articulation, is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel and includes a display stand.
Limited Edition. Manufactured to order. Advance-solicited; on sale September 8, 2010 * Collector figure * $99.99 US

JLA TROPHY ROOM: WONDER WOMAN TIARA, BRACELETS AND LASSO PROP REPLICA
The latest addition to the JLA TROPHY ROOM is the paramount replica for any Wonder Woman aficionado!
All in one place is the Amazon warrrior’s gear - the tiara, two gauntlet bracelets, and the Lasso of Truth.
Tiara is stamped and plated in gold-tone metal with a translucent star detail, measuring 2.75” high (front top point) and 1.5” high (sides)
x 6.5” wide x 7.25” deep.
Bracelets are plated in silver-tone metal, each measuring 5.25” high x 2.625” wide (top) and 3.25” wide (bottom) x 2.25” deep.
The base is sculpted cold-cast porcelain, Classical Greek-inspired to display all the components of the replica in one place, and features a silver display plaque. It measures 7.25” high (to the top of the column) and 11” high (entire piece) x 9.75” wide x 9.5” deep.
The lasso is comprised of braided gold-tone material with gold metal-plated endcaps, and measures 60” in length.
Packaged in a 4-color box, with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 1, 2010 * Prop Replica * $325 US

DRAGON AGE SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES
Larger-than-life heroes and villains from one of the best-rated games of 2009 are captured in 3-D by DC Unlimited!
Duncan • 6.75” h
Genlock • 5.14” h
Loghain • 6.7” h
Morrigan • 6.5” h
Advance-solicited; on sale September 29, 2010 * Action Figures * PI

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