DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping December, 2003

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

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #789
Written by Paul Bolles and A.J. Lieberman; art by Mike Lilly, Dan Davis, Jean-Jacques Dzialowski and Dan Green; cover by Tim Sale


In stores December 3. The thrilling conclusion to the 2-part "The Randori Stone!" Batman's in a race against time to find the secrets of an ancient talisman. If he fails, a mystically enhanced escaped convict will destroy the entire Gotham justice system! And in the backup by A.J. Lieberman, Jean-Jacques Dzialowski and Dan Green, the Tailor supplies high-tech weapons and equipment to those with enough cash. But in Gotham City, no one operates outside the reach of Batman!


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #622
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores December 24. Part 3 of the 6-part "Broken City" by the creative team of 100 BULLETS. The hunt for murderer Angel Martinez continues, and the closer Batman gets to him, the more his own dark past comes into focus. With brand new villains Fat Man and Little Boy hard on his trail, Batman's troubles are going to get worse before they get better. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN! TP
Written and illustrated by Frank Miller; cover by Miller


In stores December 17. Frank Miller's sequel to THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is collected in trade paperback form for the first time! This volume includes the complete 3-part story, plus sketches and other exciting material. The Dark Knight returns once again to wage a new war on a diseased world that's become completely lost. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 256 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN HC - relist
Written and illustrated by Frank Miller; cover by Miller


In stores December 17. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP! Designed by Chip Kidd, this hardcover features an introduction and commentary by Miller on returning to the world he created fifteen years ago and includes the complete 3-part story, plus sketches, color samples and other exciting material. The Dark Knight returns once again to wage a new war on a diseased world that's become completely lost.


FC, 256 pg. Hardcover $29.95

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP - NEW EDITION - relist
Written by Frank Miller; art by Miller and Klaus Janson; cover by Miller


In stores December 17. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP! Writer/artist Frank Miller's classic, and one of the most groundbreaking comic-book stories ever, is available in a new hardcover edition featuring a dust jacket designed by multiple award-winner Chip Kidd! "…probably the finest piece of comic art ever to be published in a popular edition." - Stephen King


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS HC - NEW EDITION - relist
Written by Frank Miller; art and cover by Miller and Klaus Janson


In stores December 17. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP! Writer/artist Frank Miller's classic, and one of the most groundbreaking comic-book stories ever, is available in a new hardcover edition featuring a dust jacket designed by multiple award-winner Chip Kidd! Ten years after the Dark Knight has retired from crimefighting, he finds himself unable to exorcise the bitter memories of his parents' murders - making the long suppressed voice of his vigilante side aching to break through once more.


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $24.95

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #174
Written by John Wagner; art and cover by Chris Brunner


In stores December 10. The origin of Rough Justice is revealed! Batman barely escapes the Gotham Police Department's trap, and Bruce Wayne becomes the focus of Rough Justice's attention when they're forced to seek "contributions" from Gotham's elite to fund their expensive war on crime!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #48
Written by Scott Beatty and Eric Cherry; art by Roger Robinson, Cherry and John Floyd; cover by Alfred Kamajian


In stores December 17. Batman, Nightwing and Robin are hot on the trail of Bane! The carnage leads them to the Himalayas, where Bane has found the base of the terrorist group Kobra - the base that contains the secret behind Bane's quest! And in the back-up story by Eric Cherry (WEIRD WAR TALES), an aging gangster attempts to play Batman against a group of up-and-coming hoodlums!


PC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATGIRL #47
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; painted cover by James Jean


In stores December 17. The Doll Man lurks beneath the streets of Gotham City, abducting debutantes and models and remaking them to satisfy his own twisted needs. Can Batgirl find this psychopath before he strikes again?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN ADVENTURES #9
By Vito Delsante and Gabe Soria; art and cover by Dean Haspiel


In stores December 17. Indie comics star Dean Haspiel (BIZARRO COMICS, The Thing: Night Falls on Yancy Street) provides guest art as Batman beats a death trap and Bruce Wayne stumps a head shrinker!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: CITY OF LIGHT #3
Written by the Pander Brothers and Mark Paniccia; art by the Pander Brothers and Alvaro Lopez; cover by the Pander Brothers


In stores December 3. The miniseries presenting a Gotham City bathed in light continues! Batman slips further into self-annihilation, as he tries in vain to deal with a death he could not prevent. Meanwhile, Batgirl is forced to take his place as the dark avenger of Gotham City. But can she - or anyone - save a Gotham without Batman?


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 8) $2.95

BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS #5
Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Klaus Janson


In stores December 10. The miniseries by Greg Rucka and Klaus Janson continues to heat up! Batman has made a deal with the devil, accepting a gift from his ultimate foe: Ra's al Ghul. Now his past and present collide as he seeks to make peace with the most horrific nightmare from his childhood. And while Batman is temporarily out of the picture, the only person Ra's fears is creating her greatest weapon in her war with al Ghul…


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 9) $2.95

BIRDS OF PREY #62
Written by Gail Simone; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei


In stores December 24. There's trouble brewing for the Birds! A still- recovering Canary goes to China on a mission of mercy and runs into Lady Shiva, who has an agenda of her own. Meanwhile, Oracle's personal life is a shambles and now her work seems to be as well as the information she feeds out to her various heroes starts going strangely and dangerously awry.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #26
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti


In stores December 24. The exciting new art team continues their streak as Catwoman takes another brutal turn! Selina's plan to take back the East End from the Mob hits a snag when an innocent girl is kidnapped. But was the kidnapping staged to lure Catwoman into the open?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #14
Written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka; art by Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano; cover by Lark


In stores December 10. The acclaimed series hits another turning point as the Joker's reign of terror in Gotham City continues! While the GCPD race against the clock to prevent him from claiming another victim, the story leaks to the media and widespread panic hits Gotham.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #88
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Shane Davis and Andy Owens; cover by Brian Ewing


In stores December 17. Blockbuster turns up the heat on Nightwing by employing Gotham City's most incendiary killer, Firefly, in an issue guest-pencilled by Shane Davis (ROBIN)! Can Nightwing stop the ferocious firestarter from destroying the last vestige of his childhood - Halley's Circus?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

NIGHTWING/HUNTRESS TP
Written by Devin Grayson; art and cover by Greg Land and Bill Sienkiewicz


In stores December 31. When an undercover cop is killed, apparently by a mob boss, the worlds of Nightwing and the Huntress collide in this trade paperback that collects the 4-issue NIGHTWING/HUNTRESS miniseries. As the two heroes approach the policeman's brutal murder from very different angles - Nightwing looking for justice and the truth, Huntress looking for vengeance - they find that opposites really do attract. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

NIGHTWING: THE HUNT FOR ORACLE TP - relist
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Greg Land, Patrick Zircher, Butch Guice, and Drew Geraci


In stores December 31. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the NIGHTWING/HUNTRESS TP! The entire "The Hunt for Oracle" storyline featured in NIGHTWING #41-46 and BIRDS OF PREY #20-21 is collected in trade paperback form! Blockbuster is on a seek-and-destroy mission…and his target is Oracle!


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

ROBIN #121
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Rick Mays and Aaron Sowd; cover by Jason Pearson


In stores December 17. The first issue by Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham and acclaimed art team Rick Mays & Aaron Sowd! While Batman turns up the heat on Robin's training, Tim's encounters the most bloodthirsty killer of his career - one destined to make his life a living hell. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #810
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Cam Smith; cover by Ferry


In stores December 3. Superman takes Lois on a whirlwind trip around the world as they celebrate New Year's in every time zone and help people around the world along the way.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #623
Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Kevin Nowlan


In stores December 10. Take a walk down Memory Lane…or rather Santa Claus Lane, as Superman and Lois recount stories such as "The Secret of the Phantom Quarterback," "Crisis on Earth Mind," and "The Day the Earth Divided."


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN #200
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens


In stores December 24. A 48-page extravaganza featuring the final battle between Superman and the Futuresmiths! The shocking revelation of who they really are, the final fate of Metropolis, and a look at possible future origins of Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Superman. Plus, an appearance by Supergirl and a shocking ending you won't want to miss! Also featuring a tour of Metropolis featuring designs by Lee Bermejo (BATMAN/DEATHBLOW: AFTER THE FIRE) and Leinil Yu (SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT). For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. $3.50

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #5
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines


In stores December 24. Even though the whole world is against them, Superman and Batman still have one thing... family. The two heroes are joined by Supergirl, Nightwing, Robin, Superboy, Huntress, Krypto and more as they take on Luthor and those allied with him. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SUPERMAN: THE KANSAS SIGHTING #2
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Jamie Tolagson


In stores December 17. The 2-issue Prestige miniseries exposing Jor-El's early forays to Earth via Kryptonian "UFOs" concludes! Will Clark Kent come to terms with the sins Jor El may have committed in making sure Earth was safe for his infant son?


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

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS #11
Written by Chuck Austen; art by Teddy Kristiansen; cover by Ashley Wood


In stores December 17. The city is under control of Killgrave, who sends Metropolis itself against Superman, while Jimmy tries to bring back to life the one woman who can save them all.


FC, 32 pg. (11 of 12) $2.95

SUPERMAN & BATMAN: GENERATIONS III #12
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


ELSEWORLDS. In stores December 10. The astonishing maxiseries ends with the destruction of the Earth itself! In the wake of this cataclysm, will even the ultimate sacrifice of the world's few surviving heroes be enough to stop Darkseid from enslaving the rest of the universe?


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

SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Jerry Siegel and Otto Binder; art by Jim Mooney, Wayne Boring and Curt Swan and others; cover by Swan


In stores December 24. Get ready for 20 Supergirl classic in a volume collecting stories from ACTION COMICS #269-285, originally published between 1960 and 1962! Witness Supergirl's adoption, debut, first romance and more! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 240 pg. Hardcover $49.95

SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC - relist
Written by Jerry Siegel and Otto Binder; art by Jim Mooney and Al Plastino; cover by Frank Miller


In stores December 24. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES Vol. 2 HC, this volume collects Supergirl stories from ACTION COMICS #252-268! Also included is the "first Supergirl" story from SUPERMAN #123!


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

DC UNIVERSE

AQUAMAN #13
Written by John Ostrander; art by James Bosch and Ray Snyder; cover by Bosch and Wade Von Grawbadger


In stores December 10. Aquaman must face a perfect storm to save three people caught on a small sailboat in the midst of a raging hurricane. This isn't a foe that can be outfought or outsmarted. Can any of them survive - including Aquaman? Illustrated by guest artists James Bosch and Ray Snyder!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

AVENGERS/JLA #4
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by George Prez


In stores December 31. Celebrate the finale of the biggest crossover in comics history! The World's Greatest team-up of Earths' Mightiest Heroes climaxes with the fate of both universes hanging in the balance! This one is crammed full of everything you read comics for. Don't miss it! Co-published with Marvel Comics.


FC, 48 pg. $5.95

BAD GIRLS #5
Written by Steve Vance; art by Christine Norrie and Daniel Krall; cover by Darwyn Cooke


In stores December 3. Dead girls tell no tales, unless the girl is named Destinee! The late, lamented Bad Girl is back…or is she? Meanwhile, Lauren's love life gets complicated, and the Girls discover they possess a previously unsuspected power! But will it save them from The Men In Suits?


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

CAPER #3
Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Farel Dalrymple


In stores December 31. The adventures of Jewish Mafia hitmen Izzy and Jacob Weiss continue in 1906! Unfortunately, Jacob's love affair could get them both killed, because he's with the same girl that's being pursued by his own mob boss. Part 3 of this 12-part look at the underbelly of the crime world, brought to you by Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW) and rising star Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War).


MATURE READERS


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

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


In stores December 17. The miniseries concludes with a bang! Cinnamon storms a Hollywood Hills estate side-by-side with her street-tough nemesis Mace Samuels to rescue the runaway that brought them together. Will this be the gunslinger's ticket out of L.A. - or her tombstone?


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

THE DEMON: DRIVEN OUT #4


Written by Joshua Dysart; art by Pop Mhan and Art Thibert; cover by Mhan


In stores December 17. Jason Blood enters the gangland world of the Yakuza to confront the runaway Demon - even as Ame Okumura struggles to break free from her imprisonment within Etrigan.


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

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


In stores December 10. The startling conclusion to the 5-issue miniseries! Nabu has always expressed doubts about Hector Hall's worthiness to bear the mantle of Fate. Now - pitted against an enemy even Nabu fears, with the lives of his friends and perhaps the world in balance - it's time to find out if Doctor Fate can do what must be done.


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

EMPIRE #6
Written by Mark Waid; art by Barry Kitson and James Pascoe; cover by Kitson


In stores December 31. The miniseries concludes! Golgoth almost single-handedly conquers his enemies and wins the planet Earth on his own - but at a fantastic price…a loss that no man should endure!


MATURE READERS


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

FALLEN ANGEL #6
Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores December 10. The thrilling conclusion to the 4-part "Little Better Than a Beast!" Asia provides Lee with a bizarre hallucinogen that completely alters her perceptions, and she begins to see Bete Noire in a totally different way. It's as if the entire city is falling away, until the only things that remain are herself…and the Beast!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #205
Written by Geoff Johns; art and cover by Alberto Dose


In stores December 31. "Ignition," Part 5 of 6, guest-starring Batman! The Fastest Man Alive struggles to protect Keystone City's police officers as the true identity of their killer is revealed. The Flash wants to bring the murderer to justice, but so does a Rogue who operates outside the law. Plus, a visit from the new Rogue Profiler for the K.C.P.D. is anything but pleasant for Wally West and his wife Linda.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

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


In stores December 3. The former members of the Justice League match wits with the universe's regal re-decorator - Manga Khan! At stake: the lives of L-Ron and G'nort! Thrilling stuff, indeed. Guest-starring the JLA. (No, really!)


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

GREEN ARROW #33
Written by Scott Beatty; art by Shawn Martinbrough and Mark McKenna; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores December 17. A special issue featuring guest creative team Scott Beatty (BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS), Shawn Martinbrough (DETECTIVE COMICS) and Mark McKenna (Exiles) and guest-starring Superman and Plastic Man! Someone has put the Arrowcar in an online auction…and Scavenger wants it! Will Ollie enter the bidding or let a madman own a piece of super-hero history?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #172
Written by Ben Raab; art by James Bosch and Rodney Ramos; cover by Keron Grant


In stores December 31. Green Lantern must rescue Amon Sur's associates from a rival cartel of cosmic arms dealers. To maintain his cover and prove his loyalty to the Black Circle, Kyle must kill the kidnappers. Will he do it? Meanwhile, on Earth, Merayn's job hunt takes a turn for the deadly when hi-tech thieves raid the bank where she's interviewing…and only she can stop them.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN LANTERN: WILLWORLD SC
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Seth Fisher


In stores by December 24. How did a young Hal Jordan master one of the most powerful weapons of the universe as Green Lantern? One of Hal's earliest adventures is revealed, as he finds himself alone on a world formed entirely of the imaginations of other Green Lanterns. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $17.95

HAWKMAN #22
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; cover by Morales


In stores December 3. The stunning conclusion to the 3-part "The Headhunter!" In a bizarre twist, Hawkman must face off against himself as the Headhunter continues his strange mission of preserving the savage within. Meanwhile, Hawkgirl unearths the origins of St. Roch's newest urban myth only to discover another mystery within the "City the Saints Forgot."


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #11
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores December 10. Metropolis archaeologists find some rather unusual ancient cave art featuring what looks to be a prehistoric super-hero. Go back thousands of years to those thrilling bygone days of early man and see what happens when the H-Dial falls into the hands of a Cro-Magnon!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

iCANDY #4
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Kalman Andrasofszky; cover by Scott Iwahashi


In stores December 24. Candy clings to life as her brother Matt tries to convince a doctor that his sister is really a living video game character. Can Matt get help before they're captured by the sinister Agent Korben? Plus, Matt's dad discovers some strange happenings at work that might provide clues to Candy's true origin!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #91
Written by Denny O'Neil; art by Tan Eng Huat; cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores December 24. Comics legend Denny O'Neil and hot artist Tan Eng Huat (DOOM PATROL) kick off the 3-part "Extinction" arc! The JLA finds itself in a dilemma when a mysterious, shapeshifting creature from another planet gets blasted into our solar system through a tear in space. Is the creature friend or foe? Turns out to be both - in that order!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JSA #55
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jsus Merio.


In stores December 10. Spotlighting Green Lantern, the Flash, Wildcat and Hawkman! The four original members of the Justice Society head to northern Maine on Christmas Eve to help a dear old friend and super-hero in his own right: Santa Claus! Or is it a long-lost former member that needs a little Christmas cheer?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA: ALL-STARS #8
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Sal Velluto, Bob Almond; cover by John Cassaday and Mark Lewis


In stores December 3. The character-centered mini-series comes to a heartfelt conclusion! At last, Justice Society regroups after confronting people and events of the past! But what was the true purpose of these visits? And how will the JSA stop a power they can't control? Guest-starring the Spectre!


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #26
Written by Ken Rothstein; art and cover by Chris Jones and Dan Davis


In stores December 3. The League's strangest adventure concludes as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Martian Manhunter join forces with outer-space hero Adam Strange to confront an enemy that promises to destroy everything Adam holds dear…including the planet Rann!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE LEGION #28
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista and Chip Wallace; cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister


In stores December 24. "Foundations" reaches a deadly turning point as the mysterious Clark Kent finds his way to Smallville 3003 and Kid Quantum resigns as Legion leader. It all happens just in time for the reigniting of the fires of Apokolips and the rebirth of evils both ancient and new!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

OUTSIDERS #7
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna; cover by Raney


In stores December 17. It's not double vision - there really are two Metamorphos! But which one's real? He's the one who plans to absorb the fake! Meanwhile, meet Timothy Karnes - a once and future villain called Sabbac. Chances are he's not coming for tea! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

OUTSIDERS DOUBLE FEATURE - relist
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna; cover by Raney


In stores December 17. Collecting the sold-out OUTSIDERS #1 and 2! Witness the birth of one of DC's hottest new superteams as Nightwing and Arsenal gather an eclectic group of heroes to save New York City from an invasion by Gorilla Grodd and his troops! And what does their simian assault have to do with the kidnapping of President Luthor by the Joker?


FC, 64 pg. $4.95

PLASTIC MAN #1
Written by Kyle Baker; art and cover by Baker


In stores December 3. Kyle Baker (UNDERCOVER GENIE, THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW) takes on the pliable Plastic Man in a new monthly series! Issue #1 features a retelling of Plas' origin as well as a great new tale that pits Plas against his criminal past! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PLASTIC MAN LOST ANNUAL
Written by Jack Cole, Dave Wood, Steve Skeates, and Arnold Drake; art by Cole, Jim Mooney, Gil Kane, and Ramona Fradon; cover by Cole


In stores December 17. A freewheeling collection of Plastic Man stories spanning three decades! Reprinting stories from POLICE COMICS #1, POLICE COMICS #13, HOUSE OF MYSTERY #160, PLASTIC MAN Vol. 2 #1, and PLASTIC MAN Vol. 2 #11, featuring the origin and first appearance of Plastic Man and his sidekick Woozy Winks and much more! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 80 pg. $6.95

REIGN OF THE ZODIAC #5
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Colleen Doran and Bob Wiacek; cover by Tony Harris


In stores December 31. On Eidolon, the House of Virgo unearths a long-lost Boot Portal, but it may possess a fatal flaw. Meanwhile, the half-breed accused of helping two lovers escape forms a wary alliance with her Arian guard. And on Earth, the warrior sisters of the wayward bride arrive, determined to kill her!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

ROSE & THORN #1
Written by Gail Simone; art by Adriana Melo & Dan Green; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores December 17. A new miniseries written by BIRDS OF PREY's Gail Simone! A radical new psychiatric therapy is tested to the limits when girls' dormitory inmate Rhosyn Forrest unleashes a second personality on an unsuspecting Metropolis! One woman, two people: the sweet, innocent Rose…and the deadly, dangerous Thorn. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 6) $2.95

STARMAN: STARS MY DESTINATION TP
Written by James Robinson and David S. Goyer; art by Peter Snejbjerg, Keith Champagne, Stephen Sadowski, Chris Weston, and John McCrea; cover by Tony Harris


In stores December 31. Jack Knight continues his star-spanning journey through space - accompanied by his blue-skinned comrade Mikaal and his Mother Box-produced hologram of his father, Ted Knight - to find the brother of his lady love, Sadie, in this volume collecting STARMAN #55-60. But Jack and his crew become prisoners of the empire, and must stoke the fires of revolution in order to escape a despot's grasp - with the help of guest-stars such as Omega Men's Tigorr and New God's Fastbak. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

STARMAN: A STARRY KNIGHT TP - relist
Written by James Robinson and David S. Goyer; art by Peter Snejbjerg, Steve Yeowell, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Keith Champagne; painted cover by Tony Harris


In stores December 31. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the STARMAN: STARS MY DESTINATION TP! Starman begins a star-spanning quest with one near-impossible goal: to find the brother of his ladylove, Sadie. Reprints STARMAN #47-53.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

SUPER FRIENDS! TP - relist
Written by E. Nelson Bridwell, Alex Toth and Kurt Schaffenberger; art by Ramona Fradon, Alex Toth, Ric Estrada, Bob Smith, Joe Orlando, Vince Colletta; cover by Alex Ross


In stores December 10. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPER FRIENDS!: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE (offered in Previews Vol. XIII #6), this collection features a painted cover by Alex Ross and reprints SUPER FRIENDS #1, 6-9, 14, 21, 27, and LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION #C-41.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

SUPER FRIENDS!: TRUTH, JUSTICE AND PEACE! TP - relist
Written by E. Nelson Bridwell; art by Ramona Fradon, Bob Smith and Vince Colletta; cover by Alex Toth


In stores December 10. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPER FRIENDS!: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE (offered in Previews Vol. XIII #6), Volume 2 reprints material from SUPER FRIENDS #10, 12, 13, 25, 28, 31, and 37!


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

TEEN TITANS #6
Written by Geoff Johns; art and cover by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza


In stores December 10. The JLA has promised to keep out of the Teen Titans' business - but promises are made to be broken. Much like arms, according to Starfire! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TEEN TITANS GO! #2
Written by J. Torres, art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker; cover by Dave Bullock


In stores December 24. The new monthly comic adapting the hit Cartoon Network animated series continues! Get ready for the Beast Boy that cried wolf! Having a sense of humor isn't always such a good thing…at least that's what Beast Boy's teammates think, since they tend to be the victims to his jokes. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…uh-oh, trouble's afoot and there are no teammates to lend a hand!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN #199
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder; cover by Phil Noto


In stores December 24. Diana confronts her greatest enemy face-to-face as "Down to Earth" nears its explosive conclusion! And while conflict on Olympus threatens to shake the foundations of Wonder Woman's life, mortal forces conspire to bring her down once and for all.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
Written by Wally Wood, Bill Pearson and Steve Skeates; art by Wood, Dan Adkins, John Giunta, Ralph Reese, Mike Sekowsky, Manny Stallman, Chic Stone, George Tuska, Al Williamson, and Ogden Whitney; cover by Wood


In stores December 10. The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS are back in a handsome hardcover volume collecting 1966's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #8-10 and DYNAMO #2! These issues, masterminded by comics legend Wally Wood, feature the introduction of Raven, the fall of the Warlords, and atomic explosions, spaceships and international intrigue galore! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC - relist
Written by Wally Wood, Len Brown and Larry Ivie; art by Wood, Gil Kane, Reed Crandall, Mike Sekowsky, George Tuska, Dick Ayers, Mike Esposito, Dan Adkins, John Giunta, and various; cover by Wood


In stores December 10. Reoffered to coincide with the release of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC, this handsome hardcover reprints the classic T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1-4 (1965-66).


FC, 248 pg. Hardcover $49.95

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC - relist
Written by Wally Wood, Steve Skeates and more; art by Wood, Steve Ditko, Reed Crandall, Mike Sekowsky, George Tuska, Bill Pearson, Dan Adkins, and various; cover by Wood


In stores December 10. Reoffered to coincide with the release of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC! The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents - return in a second Archives volume reprinting T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #5-7 and DYNAMO #1!


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

CARTOON CARTOONS #25
Written by Robbie Busch; art by Gary Fields, Scott Underwood, Angus Bungay and Mike Wetterhahn, Tim Chi Ly, Robert Pope, Jeff Albrecht; cover by Gary Fields


In stores December 24. Get down with the greatest Cartoon Network characters around for this 25th-issue dance party! Ed, Edd & Eddy, Dexter, Johnny Bravo and Courage the Cowardly Dog strut their stuff!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #109
Written by Sholly Fisch; art by Omar Aranda and Alberto Saichann; cover by Aranda and Saichann


In stores December 3. Hysterical history issue! Join the Looney Tunes gang as they stumble through prehistoric times, the Roman Empire, the Gold Rush, the Roaring Twenties, and outer space!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #45
Written by Robbie Busch; art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy


In stores December 17. Mojo Jojo uses superstitions to take over Townsville! Plus, Princess Morbucks makes the kids of Pokey Oaks crazy for her special snack food - way too crazy!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #79
Written by John Rozum and Alex Simmons; art by Joe Staton, Karen Matchette, Stephen DeStefano and Dave Hunt; cover by Staton and Hunt


In stores December 10. Two creepy castles for the price of one issue! Shaggy poses as a prince to investigate a royal haunting, and a beautiful ghost stalks a castle-turned-hotel.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

ARROWSMITH/ASTRO CITY
Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Carlos Pacheco, Brent Anderson, and Jesus Merino; cover by Alex Ross


CLIFFHANGER. In stores December 3. A special book featuring tales from two great WildStorm series! Get ready for two 8-page prelude stories - one for each book - as well as maps, behind-the-scenes sketchbook art by Alex Ross, Brent Anderson and Carlos Pacheco, and an interview with Kurt Busiek about the future of both series. This Special is a perfect introduction to new readers of either series, and a special treat for ongoing readers of both! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE AUTHORITY #8
Written by Robbie Morrison; art and cover by Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores December 3. With half its members forcibly converted into religious fanatics by the Reverend John Clay, and the world rapidly falling under the oppressive rule of The Church of Transcendence, The Authority becomes the target of the deadliest witch-hunt in history!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE AUTHORITY/LOBO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Written by Keith Giffen and Alan Grant; art and cover by Simon Bisley


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores December 10. The crossover that no one expected! When Jenny Quantum discovers a book chronicling Lobo's assassination of Santa Claus in the bowels of the Carrier, she reacts like any child would: She wants Lobo punished! Unbeknownst to our heroes, the Main Man himself has set his sights on the Authority for a whole different reason…and when these trains collide, it ain't gonna be pretty! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. $4.95

GEN13 #16
Written by Chris Claremont; art by Ramn F. Bachs and Sandra Hope; cover by Al Garza and Carlos D'Anda


In stores December 10. The original GEN13 is back in this series finale! The price of their return may be too great to bear when all reality is put at risk. In order for the world to survive, must they die again? Not if the new team has anything to say about it!


FC, 32 pg. Final issue $2.95

KAMIKAZE #3
Written by Humberto Ramos, Olallo Rubio and Francisco Herrera; art and cover by Herrera and Carlos Cuevas


CLIFFHANGER. In stores December 17. The miniseries blending high action, extreme sports, and deadly mystery continues! Determined to find out what really happened to their mentor, Tisha, Tyra and Andy set off on a road trip, following lead after lead about the Kamikaze. At the local skate camp, they encounter a potential member of their new crew…but on their way to Arizona, the brakes on their van fail! Is this a test of the Kamikaze or simply an accident? And will any of them survive to discover the Kamikaze?


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

MASKS: TOO HOT FOR TV!
Written by Ed Brubaker, Marc Andreyko, Judd Winick, Jill Thompson, and Patton Oswalt; art by Doug Mahnke, Whilce Portacio, Richard Corben, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Tony Akins, cover by Glenn Fabry


In stores December 31. In the time-honored tradition of reality television comes MASKS: TOO HOT FOR TV!, a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day drudgery of life as a super-hero. In the spirit of Cops, the POV of this one-shot is from the brave cameramen who ride - or fly - along with the media's favorite super-heroes! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. $4.95

PLANETARY #18
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by John Cassaday


In stores December 31. Get ready for "The Gun Club." The game's afoot. Elijah Snow is building his own conspiracy to bring down the Four, and he's targeting William Leather first. But what does his plan, which entangles Anna Hark and John Stone, have to do with the first moonshot...in 1851?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE POSSESSED #6


Written by Geoff Johns and Kris Grimminger; art and cover by Liam Sharp


CLIFFHANGER. In stores December 17. Christian, the leader and founder of the Possessed, has become their deadliest enemy. Get ready for the climatic confrontation between the Possessed and the ultimate evil lurking within Ironwood - an evil that makes even Father Burroughs' faith falter.


MATURE READERS


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

THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS HC
Written by Kevin J. Anderson; art by Robert Teranishi; cover by Steven Youll


Advance-solicited; in stores January 14. Novelist Kevin J. Anderson's popular science fiction series The Saga of Seven Suns comes to comics as an original hardcover graphic novel! As the human race expands into the stars, they find themselves caught up in the politics and long-standing feuds of several powerful alien races. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Hardcover $24.95

SLEEPER #12
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and painted cover by Sean Phillips


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores December 17. The conclusion to Season One of Sleeper! Tao's secret agenda is finally revealed...or is it? Does he know Holden really is working for the enemy? Has he known all along? Was Holden really captured by the good guys, or has it all been a terrifying manipulation?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SLEEPER: OUT IN THE COLD TP
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Sean Phillips


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores December 17. A new volume collecting issues #1-6 of the critically acclaimed series. SLEEPER is the story of deep-cover agent Holden Carver and the deadly game of cat-and-mouse he plays with Tao, an amoral master of manipulation. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $17.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #18
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith and Eric Nguyen; cover by Michael Golden


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores December 10. It's cover-to-cover action as the origin of Citizen Soldier is finally revealed! Limping back to his base of operations, Soldier finds Stormwatch waiting for him - and ready to pounce!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES VOLUME 1 TP - relist
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by Whilce Portacio, Tomm Coker, Scott Williams, and Sal Regla; cover by Portacio.


In stores December 24. Reprinting STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #1-6 plus the preview from Wizard! Created and funded by the United Nations, StormWatch: Team Achilles is a group of highly trained human operatives with one mission: to police the world's growing super-human population!


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES VOL. 2 TP
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by Whilce Portacio, Mark Texeira, Tomm Coker, CP Smith, Sal Regla, and Bill Sienkiewicz; cover by Portacio


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores December 24. Collecting issues #7-11 of the acclaimed series - five short stories that spotlight the members of Team Achilles. Created and funded by the United Nations, Stormwatch: Team Achilles is a group of highly trained human operatives armed with the latest weaponry and gadgets and given a mission: to police the world's growing superhuman population. Led by former Black Razor, Ben Santini and featuring an international cast, these are gritty stories of hard-edged, military fiction with political undertones. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

THUNDERCATS: HAMMERHAND'S REVENGE #3
Written by Fiona Avery; art by Carlos D'Anda; covers by D'Anda & Whilce Portacio and Brett Booth


In stores December 10. The swashbuckling adventure continues as the Thundercats make it through the Eternal Forest, only to be ambushed by the Berserkers. It's an all-out battle that causes the Sword of Omens to summon Lion-O. Unfortunately, he's held prisoner by the Griffins! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Carlos D'Anda & Whilce Portacio (50%) and Brett Booth (50%).


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

THUNDERCATS: ORIGINS - HEROES AND VILLAINS #1
Written by Ford Gilmore and Ken Siu-Chong; art by various; cover by Udon Studios


In stores December 3. Take a peek at the early history of the Thundercats' friends and foes in a pair of Specials shipping bi-weekly! Issue #1 tells the origin of the dread Mumm-Ra - how he went from being a royal aide to the arch-enemy of the Thundercats! Plus, the tale of how Cheetara discovered her super-speed and met Lion-O, and a look at the history of Thundera! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. $3.50

THUNDERCATS: ORIGINS - VILLAINS AND HEROES #1
Written by Ford Gilmore and Ken Siu-Chong; art by various; cover by Udon Studios


In stores December 17. The second Special revealing the secret origins of the Thundercats' friends and foes! This issue begins with a chronicle of Jaga and Grune's friendship, reveals the origin of the mysterious priestess Tashi, and chronicles the destruction of Thundera. Plus, learn how the Sword of Omens was forged! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. $3.50

TWO-STEP #3
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti


CLIFFHANGER. In stores December 10. The chase continues as Rosi and Tony flee Filthy Ron! Tony decides to deal with the Quarrys and get them off their backs. It's the climactic fight scene featuring all out sedan-shagging action that cannot be missed. Could this all really be a love story?


MATURE READERS


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

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #17
Written by Joe Casey; art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco and Sean Phillips; cover by Dustin Nguyen and Rian Hughes


Nguyen and Rian Hughes.


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores December 24. Sean Phillips returns to WILDCATS for a flashback sequence that bridges the events of VERSION 3.0 and the VOLUME 2! As Jack Marlowe confronts Wax on his personal agenda in the NPS, some previously unrevealed history finally comes to light. This issue also features the debut of new artist Francisco Ruiz Velasco (Lone Wolf 2100).


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS TP
Written by Alan Moore, Steve Moore and Peter Hogan; art by Arthur Adams, Sergio Aragones, Jim Baikie, Kyle Baker, Hilary Barta, J. Scott Campbell, Zander Cannon, John Cassaday, Claudio Castellini, Frank Cho, Dame Darcy,


Jos Lus Garcia-Lopz, Melinda Gebbie, Alan Gordon, Michael Golden, Gene Ha, Adam Hughes, Phil Noto, Kevin Nowlan, Kevin O'Neill, Jason Pearson, Humberto Ramos, Alex Ross, Eric Shanower, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Bruce Timm, John Totleben, Rick Veitch and J.H. Williams III; cover by Adams, Barta, Ha, Nowlan, Sprouse, Story, Veitch and Williams


In stores December 10. A Who's Who of fantastic comics creators comes together for this handsome volume collecting the AMERICA'S BEST COMICS SPECIAL, THE ABC SKETCHBOOK, and THE MANY WORLDS OF TESLA STRONG. A full-length novella, a sampling of wondrous short stories, and a selection of beautiful design sketches by some of our best artists. What's not to love? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $17.95

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


In stores December 26. The thrilling miniseries concludes with an oversized final issue! It all comes down to this, as our gallant heroes confront the source of the null field…and it's not what anyone expects! Will our valiant heroes survive the encounter? Be sure to get the book thefourthrail.com calls a "lighter blend of WATCHMEN and TOM STRONG."


FC, 40 pg. (6 of 6) $3.95

TOM STRONG #24
Written by Peter Hogan; art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story


In stores December 10. Greta Gabriel, Tom Strong's ill-fated lover, died in 1928, the result of a cryogenics experiment gone awry. Or did she? More than 70 years later, an accident uncovers the body of his lost love, and while she may be stone cold, she's still alive. Now Tom, guilt-ridden over what happened to Greta, must help her fit into the 21st century!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #9
Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore; art by Michael Kaluta, Arthur Adams, Alan Weiss, Bruce Timm and Steve Leialoha; cover by Kaluta


In stores December 24. Three amazing tales in one spectacular issue!


First, legendary creator Michael Kaluta teams with Alan Moore for a tour of the Golden Age of Millennium City! Next, in Part 1 of a 2-part story by Art Adams and Bruce Timm, Jonni Future faces off against Cancer Blue, a conglomeration of cyber-technology that has kidnapped Jermaal. Finally, on Attabar Teru, Young Tom Strong confronts ghosts from his past.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #48
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores December 10. "In Stinked," Part 2. Jack and Mikey are up to their eyeballs in it, having walked straight out of a drug-induced stupor into a Wonderland-type zoo where the animals are big game and people would rather hunt them than admire them. Lions and tigers and fat Mafiosi in cheap velour track-suits make for an interesting family outing.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BLOOD AND WATER TP
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tomm Coker; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores December 3. Judd Winick puts a decidedly VERTIGO twist on the vampire lifestyle in this trade paperback collecting the 5-issue miniseries. Adam Heller is dying, but before he can take the big dirt nap, his best friends offer him a chance at immortality. Before he knows it, Adam is a vampire, and they're everything you'd ever want: hot, scary, and dressed to kill. But when a darker side of their vampire legacy comes looking for Adam, the eternal party crashes to a bloody halt. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade paperback $17.95

THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Kyle Baker; cover by Baker


In stores December 3. Reoffered to coincide with PLASTIC MAN #1, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker! THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW examines the career of TV and film's most notorious figure, a man who gleefully foists all manner of unscrupulous, unwholesome and downright unhealthy diversions upon his audience.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 128 pg. Softcover (8 1/8" x 10 7/8") $14.95

DEATH: AT DEATH'S DOOR SC - relist
Written by Jill Thompson; art and cover by Thompson


In stores December 3. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the DEATH MANGA STATUE (offered in Previews Vol. XIII #6)! In an original story that parallels the events of THE SANDMAN: SEASON OF MIST, the minions of Hell end up in Death's apartment. Sisters Delirium and Despair decide to throw a party for the dead - which quickly gets out of control.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 208 pg. Softcover (5" x 7 1/2") $9.95

FABLES #20
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores December 10. The mysterious stranger in red is the talk of the town - Fabletown, to be specific. What happens when her old nemesis Bigby Wolf is the one assigned to debrief her? Meanwhile, Prince Charming has started his campaign to become the new mayor, and he's making lots of promises…


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

KING DAVID SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Kyle Baker; painted cover by Baker


In stores December 3. Reoffered to coincide with PLASTIC MAN #1, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker! The familiar tale of young David's rise to unprecedented power and popularity while under the paranoid scrutiny of King Saul gets the irreverent - yet biblically accurate - treatment that has made Kyle Baker's work acclaimed by both fans and critics alike.


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Softcover (8 1/2" x 11") $19.95

HELLBLAZER #191
Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores December 31. Part 3 of the 5-part "Staring at the Wall." The Beast is burning its mark into the world, and John Constantine's fragile coalition has fallen apart in death and recrimination. It looks as though John's fortunes have finally reached rock bottom. But when he faces the Beast in its lair, things get unimaginably worse.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUMAN TARGET #5
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Javier Pulido


In stores December 17. The conclusion to the 2-part "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Most guys train their entire lives to play Major League baseball. Christopher Chance has less than a few days. Disguised as a professional ball player, Chance walks into a baseball scandal involving death, drugs, and illegal gambling as he asks himself, exactly how much corruption is there at the heart of the Great American Pastime?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE LOSERS #7
Written by Andy Diggle; art by Doug Alexander Gregory; cover by Jock


In stores December 24. Part 1 of the 2-part "Downtime," featuring guest artist Doug Alexander Gregory (HELLBLAZER). It's time for The Losers to sit back and take stock after the disastrous consequences of their first major mission. While Jensen attempts to decrypt a top-secret data disk stolen from the CIA, Clay's search for the truth behind the mystery agent Max reunites him with the general who originally put the Losers team together. Meanwhile, Aisha returns to New York to settle some unfinished business.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

LUCIFER #45
Written by Mike Carey; art by Ted Naifeh; painted cover by Tara McPherson


In stores December 17. Downtrodden paralegal John Sewell has a whole lot of problems in his life. But when an obnoxious spirit possesses his body, he finds that there are worse things than a cheating girlfriend, a corrupt boss and a derailed career. Featuring guest art by Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin).


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

UNDERCOVER GENIE TP - relist
Written and illustrated by Kyle Baker; cover by Baker


In stores December 3. Reoffered to coincide with PLASTIC MAN #1, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker! A one-of-a-kind collection of Kyle Baker's musings and ruminations on the pitfalls of relationships, the absurdity of cultural assimilation, and much more.


MATURE READERS


FC/B&W, 128 pg. Trade Paperback (8 1/8" x 10 7/8") $14.95

VERTICAL
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Mike Allred and Philip Bond; cover by Allred


In stores December 24. It's half the width of a normal comic, but double the excitement in VERTICAL, the final special format book in VERTIGO's tenth anniversary. Brando is a handsome 21-year-old daredevil riddled with cuts and bruises, and a mysterious past that compels him to leap off the world's tallest structures. Zilly Kane is a young, white-haired fashionista climbing the ladder of 1960s Manhattan to find fame and fortune. Will Brando pull Zilly down as he falls toward his fate, or will Zilly lift Brando up as she ascends to hers?


MATURE READERS


FC, 64 pg. (3 1/4" x 10 1/4") $4.95

Y: THE LAST MAN #17
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Paul Chadwick and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones


Resolicited; in stores December 3. Part 2 of the 2-part "Comedy & Tragedy," featuring guest penciller Paul Chadwick (Concrete). It's opening night of the all-female Fish & Bicycle Theater Company's controversial new play. But if a mysterious visitor from Japan gets her way, the show may have the shortest run in the history of modern drama. When the curtain finally falls, will anyone be alive to see it?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

YOU ARE HERE SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Kyle Baker; cover by Baker


In stores December 3. Reoffered to coincide with PLASTIC MAN #1, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker! YOU ARE HERE is about what happens when the things we hide come back to haunt us.


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Softcover (8 1/2" x 11") $19.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #437
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores December 3. Yule logs? Christmas trees? Dreidels? Nope - nothing embodies the true spirit of the holidays like a brand spankin' new issue of MAD!


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

MAD XL #25
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores December 3. 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 November-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.

DC COMICS CLASSIC ANIMATION MAQUETTE SERIES - SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: GREEN LANTERN
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores April 21, 2004. Debuting in 1996, Superman: The Animated Series carried on the high quality of animation and distinct character designs pioneered by the landmark Batman: The Animated Series. Kyle Rayner was chosen to be the Green Lantern of Earth - a stoic defender of justice who combats evil using an emerald Power Ring! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 9 1/8" tall x 3 3/8" wide x 3 3/8" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Maquette $89.95

DC: ZATANNA MINI-BUST
Sculpted by Andy Bergholtz


Advance-solicited; in stores April 7, 2004. Zatanna continues the line of DC Mini-Busts! A raven-haired sorceress who conjures spells by uttering incantations backwards, Zatanna uses her magical abilities to battle for justice and entertain audiences across the multiverse! This DC: Mini-Bust is a limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain bust measuring approximately 4 7/8" high and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-bust $45.00

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN STATUE - relist
Based on designs by Frank Miller; sculpted by William Paquet


In stores December 17. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP, this hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue features a stunning rendition of Batman with his sidekick, Catgirl (a.k.a. Carrie Kelley) perched on his shoulder. This statue is overall approximately 13 1/4" tall and 5 3/4" deep, on a base that is 7" wide x 5" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers: Please consult this month's Order Form for further information on discounts.


FC, Statue $195.00

LOBO STATUE
Sculpted by William Paquet; designed by Alex Horley


Advance-solicited; in stores April 28, 2004. Limited up to 1500 pieces! Lobo's not just the last surviving Czarnian, he's also the baddest bastich in the galaxy - a tough-as-nails mercenary who's virtually unstoppable! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 10" tall x 8" wide x 8" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $195.00

PLANETARY: THE DRUMMER ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores December 31. Reoffered to coincide with PLANETARY #18, THE DRUMMER ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6" tall, features multiple points of articulation and can be posed on a pegged stand emblazoned with the PLANETARY logo. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Action Figure PI

PLANETARY: JAKITA WAGNER ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores December 31. Reoffered to coincide with PLANETARY #18, the JAKITA WAGNER ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6.25" tall, features multiple points of articulation and can be posed on a pegged stand emblazoned with the Planetary logo. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Action Figure PI

PLANETARY: ELIJAH SNOW ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores December 31. Reoffered to coincide with PLANETARY #18, the ELIJAH SNOW ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6.25" tall, features multiple points of articulation and can be posed on a pegged stand emblazoned with the PLANETARY logo. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Action Figure PI

PLASTIC MAN POSTER BY ALEX ROSS - relist
Painted art by Alex Ross


In stores December 17. Reoffered to coincide with the PLASTIC MAN LOST ANNUAL, this stretched-out depiction of everyone's favorite pliable hero measures 22" x 34". Retailers, please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Poster $7.95

PROMETHEA AND SOPHIE DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET - relist
In stores December 10. Reoffered to coincide with the AMERICA'S BEST COMICS TP! Promethea, the woman of myth, conjured from a realm which Sophie continues to travel in search of enlightenment, stands approximately 6 1/4" tall and comes with a removable clear blue plastic, glitter-coated staff and faux-stone sun symbol base, with a non-removable plastic skirt and cape. Sophie stands approximately 5 1/2" tall and comes with a removable backpack and a manhole-cover base for posing. Both figures feature multiple points of articulation, and are packaged together with their accessories in a 4-color window box.


FC, Deluxe Action Figure Set PI

RETURN OF SUPERMAN: BLACK-SUITED SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores April 14, 2004. Following Superman's tragic death, the Eradicator Program transported his body to the Fortress of Solitude, where he was nursed back to health in a rejuvenation pod. Soon, the MAN OF STEEL returned to his role as Earth's defender, garbed in black! The BLACK-SUITED SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 1/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation and is packaged in a 4-color blister.


FC, Action figure PI

RETURN OF SUPERMAN: ERADICATOR ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores April 14, 2004. The Eradicator is the physical manifestation of the Kryptonian Eradicator Program, which constructed a body to replace Superman in the wake of his death at the hands of Doomsday! The ERADICATOR ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 3/4" tall, features multiple points of articulation and is packaged in a 4-color blister.


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RETURN OF SUPERMAN: STEEL ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores April 14, 2004. When John Henry Irons was saved by Superman, he pledged to dedicate his life to making a difference. Using his knowledge of robotics, Iron crafted a suit of armor to fight for justice as Steel! The STEEL ACTION FIGURE comes with a sledge-hammer, measures approximately 6 3/4" tall, features multiple points of articulation and is packaged in a 4-color blister.


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RETURN OF SUPERMAN: SUPERBOY ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores April 14, 2004. Kon-El - better known to the world as Superboy - was created by Cadmus Labs using a blend of DNA taken from Superman and human subjects. His powers are based around tactile telekinesis that allows him flight, superhuman strength, and invulnerability! The SUPERBOY ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6" tall, features multiple points of articulation and is packaged in a 4-color blister.


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SILVER AGE BATMAN & ROBIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET - relist
In stores December 17. Reoffered to coincide with the BATMAN KUBRICK SET (offered in Previews Vol. XIII #8)! Batman stands approximately 6 1/4" tall while Robin stands approximately 5 3/4" tall. Both action figures feature eleven points of articulation. This set also includes two 1" long Batarangs, a 12" long Batrope with a suction cup and a 9 1/2" wide x 4 1/4 deep x 3/4" tall base in the shape of a Gotham City rooftop. Packaged in a 4-color window box.


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SUPERMAN VS. THE FLASH COLLECTOR'S PLATE
Painted by Alex Ross


Resolicitation; advance-solicited; in stores April 28, 2004. It's one of the age-old questions: Who's faster, Superman or The Flash? Now the race to answer that burning mystery is on in the stunning SUPERMAN VS. THE FLASH COLLECTOR'S PLATE, featuring the Man of Steel and the Fastest Man Alive as they hurtle ahead in a neck-and-neck contest, painted by acclaimed artist Alex Ross. This limited edition, hand-painted Collector's Plate measures approximately 10 1/2" in diameter, features a certificate of authenticity imprinted on the back of the plate and is edged with a 24- karat gold band. Packaged in an elegant gift box with foil stamping. Retailers please note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders are cancelled.


FC, Collector's Plate $59.95

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS DYNAMO STATUE - relist
Sculpted by William Paquet


In stores December 17. Reoffered to coincide with the release of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS NOMAN STATUE (offered in Previews Vol. XIII #6)! Dynamo, the star of the classic T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS comics, has been transformed into this beautiful hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue, standing approximately 9 1/8" tall, 6 3/4" wide and 4 7/8" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $149.95

 
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