DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping January, 2004

Wed, October 22nd, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

DC Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping January, 2004.

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #790
Written by Andersen Gabrych and A.J. Lieberman; art by Pete Woods, Cam Smith, Jean-Jacques Dzialowski and Dan Green; cover by Tim Sale


In stores January 7. Batgirl guest-stars in "Scarification" by new regular creative team Andersen Gabrych, Pete Woods and Cam Smith! As she and Batman descend on Gotham to break up a murderous drug ring, will the two most tight-lipped heroes in the DCU form a bond? And in the backup, Part 2 of "The Tailor," the origin of Gotham's major weapons and equipment supplier continues to unfold as the Tailor's daughter is held hostage by a man wearing a unique power suit - one the Tailor designed!


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #623
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores January 28. Part 4 of the 6-part "Broken City" by the creative team of 100 BULLETS. The mystery surrounding the killer of a boy's parents deepens as Batman viciously tears into the stoolies and criminals of Gotham City for answers. But the bad guys have two bombs of their own to drop on the Dark Knight: Little Boy and Fat Man, two destructive new villains who've already proven they're tougher than Gotham's guardian.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DON'T MISS BATMAN'S APPEARANCE IN THE FLASH #206, OFFERED ELSEWHERE IN THE DC SECTION OF PREVIEWS.

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #175
Written by John Wagner; art and cover by Chris Brunner


In stores January 14. Rough Justice goes for the money in Part 4 of the 5-part "Testament." Desperate for cash, they've targeted Bruce Wayne, the wealthiest man in Gotham. Only they stumble across something even more damaging than the loss of Wayne's priceless artifacts: the journal of Batman!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #49
Written by Scott Beatty and Geoff Johns; art by Roger Robinson, John Floyd, Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos; cover by Kamajian


In stores January 21. Get ready for the final Bane story! Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Batgirl go toe-to-toe with the man who once broke Batman's back. But even with the help of his three protégés, can Batman prevent Bane from exacting revenge against King Snake? And in the backup, Geoff Johns (JSA, THE FLASH) and Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos contribute "The Frightener," in which the Scarecrow teaches a lethal lesson on the nature of fear!


PC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATGIRL #48
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Jean-Jacques Dzialowski and Drew Geraci; cover by James Jean


In stores January 28. Batgirl's relationship with Batman continues to fray as she proceeds against orders in an investigation to find a missing girl. But when she traces the kidnapping to a worldwide white-slavery operation, will she be in over her head?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN ADVENTURES #10
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


In stores January 21. Misunderstood by the cops, Batman needs Catwoman's help to escape them. But if Catty thinks they can be fugitives together, she's wrong! And in the backup story, Catwoman pulls a heist at Wayne Manor!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: CITY OF LIGHT #4


Written by the Pander Brothers and Mark Paniccia; art by the Pander Brothers and Alvaro Lopez; cover by the Pander Brothers


In stores January 7. The thrilling miniseries by the Pander Brothers continues! Batman's back…but he's becoming a Darker Knight than ever before. Darker, angrier and more out of control than those around him have ever seen! What effects will Batman's psychological battle have on Gotham City and on his allies?


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 8) $2.95

BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS #6
Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Klaus Janson


In stores January 14. Bruce Wayne takes a discomforting walk down memory lane, discovering things about himself he never dared acknowledge before. Meanwhile, the secret history of Ra's and Nyssa concludes with a startling revelation, and we finally learn what was pilfered from the Batcave!


FC, 32 pg. (6 of 9) $2.95

BATMAN: EGO - relist
Written by Darwyn Cooke; art and cover by Cooke


In stores January 21. This beautiful Prestige Format one-shot is reoffered to coincide with the release of DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #1 - featuring story and art by the award-winning Darwyn Cooke. EGO offers a glimpse of the psychological conflicts that drove Batman early in his career.


64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

BIRDS OF PREY #63
Written by Gail Simone; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei


In stores January 21. In China, Lady Shiva makes Black Canary an offer that could change the course of her life. Back in Gotham, Barbara is plagued by her own technology, causing the once-infallible Oracle to send the wrong data to the JLA!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #27
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti


In stores January 28. Guest-starring Batman! Selina crosses paths with the Dark Knight as she scours the East End for the mastermind behind the brutal kidnapping that put one of her friends in the hospital. Will these uneasy allies be able to work together, or will Catwoman go her own way?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN: SELINA'S BIG SCORE SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke; pinups by Mike Allred, Shane Glines, Jaime Hernandez, Adam Hughes, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Steranko, and Daniel Torres; painted cover by Cooke


In stores January 21. Reoffered to coincide with Darwyn Cooke's DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #1, the gorgeous softcover edition of the award-winning original hardcover! This tale takes place just prior to CATWOMAN #1 (current series), as Selina is presumed dead and desperate for cash. Can her assembled crew of thieves pull off one big heist?


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $17.95

GOTHAM CENTRAL #15
Written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka; art by Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano; cover by Lark


In stores January 14. It's the conclusion of The Joker's sniper spree…and it won't be pretty! The Joker is in custody. Is this just another part of his game with Batman, with the detectives of the GCPD caught in the middle? Just how dangerous is The Joker in a holding cell? You'll be stunned to find out!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #89
Written by Devin Grayson; art and cover by Patrick Zircher and Andy Owens


In stores January 14. In NIGHTWING #88, Blockbuster upped the ante in his bloody vendetta against Nightwing. This month, he does the unthinkable in the single most shocking issue of the year! Don't miss this turning point in the life of Dick Grayson!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

NIGHTWING: BIG GUNS TP
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Greg Land, Patrick Zircher, Manuel Gutierrez, Mike Collins, José Marzán, Jr., Drew Geraci, John Stanisci, Sean Parsons, Steve Bird, Wayne Faucher; cover by Land and Karl Story


In stores January 21. Reprinting NIGHTWING #46-50 and material from NIGHTWING 80-PAGE GIANT #1 and NIGHTWING SECRET FILES! Dick Grayson needs to clean up the corrupt police force in Blüdhaven, and finally gets his chance when he joins its ranks! While searching for evidence, he also must deal with the out of control Nite-Wing, Sylph - a killer lady in white with a grudge, Torque - the former cop with a twisted view of the world; and Hella - a vicious woman with a mad-on against a certain cop family. For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

NIGHTWING: A KNIGHT IN BLÜDHAVEN TP - relist
Written by Chuck Dixon; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Karl Story


In stores January 21. Reoffered to coincide with NIGHTWING: BIG GUNS TP, this dazzling collection of the first eight issues of the popular NIGHTWING ongoing series. In this handsome paperback, Dick Grayson makes a new home for himself in Blüdhaven, Gotham City's deadlier neighbor. Dick soon discovers that, behind the corruption and villainy that permeate the city, there lurks a powerful foe: the newly intelligent, incredibly powerful Blockbuster!


FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

ROBIN #122
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Rick Mays and Aaron Sowd; cover by Jason Pearson


In stores January 21. Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham's (FABLES) hard-hitting debut ROBIN adventure continues in "Bad to the Bone." Robin's in for the battle of his life against madman mob-enforcer Johnny Warren. But when the bloody conflict takes a mystical turn, will either combatant survive?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #811
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Karl Kerschl; cover by Ed McGuiness and Dexter Vines


In stores January 14. Kicking off the 3-part "Strange New Visitor," running weekly in January's core Superman books! Superman is missing after the cataclysmic events of SUPERMAN #200, and now Metropolis is facing a new crisis without the help of its champion. The rest of Team Superman - Superboy, the new Steel, and Krypto - do what they can to save the city, but this looks like a job for…Mr. Majestic!? For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #624
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Karl Kerschl; cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines


In stores January 21. Continuing the 3-part "Strange New Visitor!" Out of the raging storm that plagues Metropolis comes a new hero from another world, poised to take Superman's place in the DCU! Can Majestic truly fill the void left by the Man of Steel? For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN #201
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Karl Kerschl; cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines


In stores January 28. The 3-part "Strange New Visitor" reaches a stunning conclusion, as Superman is still missing! Believing that Majestic is the cause of the crisis that is plaguing Metropolis, the heroes unite against him. But will this lead to a greater cataclysm for the city? And what happens when a hero falls? For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $3.50

MR. MAJESTIC TP - relist
Written by Joe Casey, Brian Holguin and Alan Moore; art by Ed McGuinness, Carlos D'Anda, Jason Martin and Richard Friend; cover by McGuinness and Martin


In stores January 14. Reoffered to coincide with "Strange New Visitor," the 3-part story guest-starring Mr. Majestic running through ACTION COMICS #811, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #624 and SUPERMAN #201! This volume collects the galaxy-spanning adventures of the cosmic champion, reprinting the first six mind-blowing issues of MR. MAJESTIC. Also included is the hard-to-find story from WILDSTORM SPOTLIGHT #1 written by Alan Moore in which Majestic travels to the end of space, time and reality!


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #6
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines


In stores January 21. The first story arc of the hottest new book of the year reaches an explosive conclusion! It all comes down to this, as DC's two biggest heroes take on Lex Luthor face-to-face!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT #6
Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


In stores January 7. Lex Luthor's first meeting with Clark Kent! What's the connection between the two that has roots in Smallville? Does the master of Metropolis know more about this new hero Superman than anyone else? And what will happen when he decides to make that information public knowledge? Ace reporter Lois Lane is on the scene for the scoop!


FC, 32 pg. (6 of 12) $2.95

SUPERMAN: END OF THE CENTURY SC - relist
Written by Stuart Immonen; art by Immonen and José Marzan, Jr.; cover by Immonen


In stores January 14. Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY #1, also featuring art by Stuart Immonen! Superman and Lois Lane must save the world from the deranged and super-powerful son of the former Mrs. Lex Luthor in a stunning softcover edition of the original graphic novel.


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $17.95

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


In stores January 21. Final issue! Lena has gained freedom, but at what cost to the city? Jimmy may have to make an even greater sacrifice, and Superman disappears! This issue ties into SUPERMAN #200 and the 3-part "Strange New Visitor," running through January's ACTION COMICS #811, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #624, and SUPERMAN #201.


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

SUPERMAN: RED SON TP
Written by Mark Millar; art by Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Kilian Plunkett and Walden Wong; painted cover by Dave Johnson


ELSEWORLDS. In stores January 7. Collecting the sold-out 3-issue miniseries! In this Elseworlds tale, the ship carrying the infant who would be Superman lands in the midst of the Cold War-era Soviet Union in the 1950s. Featuring an introduction by movie producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men, X2: X-Men United), a sketchbook section featuring preliminary art by Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett, and an all-new cover by Johnson! For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY #1
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Stuart Immonen


In stores January 14. A Prestige Format miniseries by the critically acclaimed Kurt Busiek (JLA/AVENGERS, ASTRO CITY) and Stuart Immonen (SUPERMAN: END OF THE CENTURY). You're young, living in Kansas, and you want to be a writer. Your last name is Kent, and your parents make the mistake of naming you Clark. Now life is filled with taunts and jokes… "Hey, Clark! Where're your super-powers?" Then one day, you discover that you can fly, and you do have super-strength. But how? And what do you do now? For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 48 pg. (1 of 4) Prestige Format $5.95

SMALLVILLE #6
Written by Mark Verheiden and Clint Carpenter; art by Tom Derenick, Adam DeKraker, and Kano; cover by John Van Fleet


In stores January 21. Lex and Clark star in a story that explores their fears of telling the truth! Lex finds himself on the psychiatrist's couch explaining his time lost at sea, while Clark is put in a situation in which he must use his powers to save Lana from a criminal. Plus, the tumultuous love life of Pete Ross is spotlighted in a back-up story!


FC, 48 pg. $3.95

DC UNIVERSE

AQUAMAN #14
Written by John Ostrander; art by Tom Grummett and Wade von Grawbadger; cover by Howard Porter and von Grawbadger


In stores January 14. Who is the mysterious Octo-Man? What is the truth about an alleged deep-sea tryst? How will Aquaman cope with an inferno? And what is the secret behind a late-night plunge from a bridge? A reporter searches for the truth about Aquaman and finds answers he never could have expected in this issue featuring guest creative team John Ostrander, Tom Grummett and Wade Von Grawbadger.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CAPER #4
Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Farel Dalrymple


In stores January 28. The conclusion to CAPER's first 4-part arc! The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And lots of dead bodies. Jacob and Isadore Weiss's plans of revenge and escape are coming to fruition, but the price they must pay will push them to the breaking point.


MATURE READERS


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

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #1
Written by Darwyn Cooke; art and cover by Cooke


In stores January 21. Darwyn Cooke's generations-spanning miniseries chronicling the dawn of the DC Universe's Silver Age begins here! Told from the perspective of the heroes who experienced it, this landmark miniseries spotlights some of DC's greatest characters! At the end of World War II, The Losers are sent on a perilous mission to recover The Suicide Squad. Plus, a brave young test pilot named Hal Jordan proves his mettle in the Korean War. They were heroes even before they put on costumes. For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 64 pg. (1 of 6) $6.95

THE DEMON: DRIVEN OUT #5
Written by Joshua Dysart; art by Pop Mhan and Art Thibert; cover by Mhan


In stores January 14. The miniseries careens toward an explosive finale! Jason Blood and the angry young Ame Okumura join forces against the explosive glee of Etrigan. Their strengths are wildly different and formidable, but they share the same weakness: a dangerous fondness for an old flame.


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

FALLEN ANGEL #7
Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores January 14. Black Mariah's back in town, and she's hunting for the Angel! But the Angel fell from grace a long time ago, so when Mariah thinks she can bend Lee to her will, she finds out the hard way that she couldn't be more mistaken.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #206
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Alberto Dose, Howard Porter and Livesay; cover by Dose


In stores January 28. The shocking conclusion to the 6-part "Ignition!" Determined to put a stop to the cop killings, The Flash races through Keystone City for a final showdown with the unexpected culprit. Meanwhile, The Flash struggles with revealing his secret to those closest to him. Featuring a 7-page sequence by Howard Porter (JLA) and Livesay!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW #34
Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez


In stores January 14. In Part 1 of the 5-part "City Walls," Green Arrow and Black Canary investigate a rash of robberies in Star City. But when a clue from a daring museum heist indicates that the thief may be one of the DCU's most dangerous villains, what started as a crime spree investigation may turn into a full-fledged war! For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN ARROW: THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE TP
Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Matt Wagner


In stores January 28. This softcover version of the hardcover collects acclaimed fimmaker Kevin Smith's follow-up to the popular GREEN ARROW: QUIVER! Collecting GREEN ARROW (current series) #11-15, THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE explores Oliver Queen's relationships with his son, Connor Hawke, former flame the Black Canary and Mia, the young girl toying with the possibility of becoming the next Speedy! For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 128 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

GREEN ARROW: QUIVER TP - relist
Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores January 28. Reoffered to coincide with GREEN ARROW: SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE TP. Screenwriter and director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma), successfully resurrected one of the world's classic heroes, Green Arrow, who reemerges after years of being presumed dead. But many of his friends want to know how he survived an airplane explosion and where he's been! Collects GREEN ARROW #1-10.


FC, 232 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

GREEN LANTERN #173
Written by Ben Raab; art by James Bosch and Rodney Ramos; cover by Keron Grant


In stores January 28. Guest-starring Amon Sur, Kilowog, John Stewart, DEO Director Bones, and Agent Cameron Chase! Now that he knows the Weaponers of Qward hold the true power behind the Black Circle, Green Lantern decides to go it alone so as not to risk the lives of his friends. But can he prevent the Weaponers from putting their master plan into effect?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

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


In stores January 7. Reoffered to coincide with OUTSIDERS VOL. 1 TP, also written by Judd Winick, this trade collects GREEN LANTERN #151-155, featuring the award-winning story that garnered national attention.


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

H-E-R-O #12
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores January 14. Part 1 of the 3-part "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes."


Tough guy Joe Hamill thought it would be great to use the H-E-R-O device…but he got more than he bargained for! Now he's been transformed into Electro Lass, and, having lost the mystical dial, he has no way to transform back into his manly self. What's a guy…er, girl…to do? For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $2.50

iCANDY #5
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Kalman Andrasofszky; cover by Scott Iwahashi


In stores January 21. All the pieces of the puzzle start coming together, as the real motivations of Roland Childes - the owner of the video game company that created iCandy - are exposed! Plus, the true origins of Candy are revealed as she battles with the enigmatic Korben.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #92
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Tan Eng Huat; cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores January 28. The "Extinction" trilogy by comics legend Dennis O'Neil and hot artist Tan Eng Huat (DOOM PATROL) continues! The JLA takes its shapeshifting extraterrestrial visitor on a grand tour of the wonders of Earth - but the alien seems more inspired by our planet's darker aspects. Suddenly it seems as if the JLA's hospitality is backfiring…and it could mean the extinction of mankind as we know it!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: ZATANNA'S SEARCH TP
Written by Gardner Fox and Gerry Conway; art by Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino, Bob Kane, and Romeo Tanghal; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores January 14. Collected for the first time ever, the Silver Age saga that introduced Zatanna! The teenage mage seeks help from the JLA to rescue her father, Golden Age great Zatara, from certain doom. Reprinted from THE ATOM #19, HAWKMAN #4, GREEN LANTERN #42, DETECTIVE COMICS #335 and 355 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #51. Also, a 10-page Zatanna origin by Gerry Conway and Romeo Tanghal. For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

JSA #56
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne; painted cover by John Watson


In stores January 7. Part 1 of "Black Reign," the 6-part crossover with HAWKMAN, shipping weekly through February! It has been too long since the people of Kahndaq, the birthplace of Black Adam, have tasted freedom and justice. That's all about to end, though, as Black Adam leads Atom Smasher, Northwynd, Brainwave, and others behind enemy lines. But how far will they go to achieve their ends? For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HAWKMAN #23
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by John Watson


In stores January 14. The weekly 6-part "Black Reign" continues here! The JSA have taken some time off, spending the weekend in St. Roch for Mardi Gras. But not everyone is enjoying the trip, especially Hourman. And what starts off as a social gathering ends with bloodshed as Hawkman hits the scene. The Winged Warriors actions will shock everyone! Continued next month in JSA #57. For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA #57
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne; painted cover by John Watson


In stores January 21. Part 3 of "Black Reign," the 6-part crossover with HAWKMAN! The JSA prepare for war, but not everyone is thrilled with the decisions being made and the orders being given. As they venture into Kahndaq looking to save their friends from Black Adam's influence, first blood is drawn as the battle for the sons and daughters of the JSA begins! For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HAWKMAN #24
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by John Watson


In stores January 28. Part 4 of the 6-part "Black Reign" crossover with JSA! Scattered throughout the country of Kahndaq, in a land as deadly as Black Adam and his team of allies, the JSA plan to make their last stand. The Winged Warriors have secret allies already behind the towering walls of his Palace, but Black Adam has a one of his own laced within the ranks of the JSA. Plus, Hourman is on the brink of a breakdown, and little can keep him from going over the edge. For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #27
Written by Josh Siegel; art and cover by Chris Jones and Dan Davis


In stores January 7. Hawkgirl and Green Lantern take a group of inexperienced teenage heroes under their wing. Do they have what it takes to save the world? Well…no. But when vicious aliens invade Earth - and the rest of the League is nowhere to be found - they won't have a choice!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES VOL. 1: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN TP
Written by Fabian Nicieza, Christopher Sequeira, Josh Siegal, Dan Slott; art by John Delaney, Min S. Ku, Chris Jones, Christian Alamy, Dan Davis, Randy Elliot, Mark Propst; cover by John Delaney and Rick Burchett


In stores January 21. The stars of the hit Cartoon Network series are spotlighted in DC's third set of digest-sized trade paperbacks! Volume I collects JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #3, 6, and 10-12, featuring the stories "The Star Lost," "Wolf's Clothing," "Must There Be a Martian Manhunter?," "The Moment," and "Cold War," For more information, see the feature article

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES VOL. 2: FRIENDS AND FOES TP
Written Michael Bernard, Jason Hall, Matthew Manning, Scott McCloud, and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett, John Delaney, Min S. Ku, Mark Propst, and John K. Snyder III; cover by Butch Lukic


In stores January 21. Continuing DC's line of digest-sized trade paperbacks! Collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #13-14, 16, and 19-20, featuring the stories "Local Hero," "An Angry Tide," "Hide and Seek," "What's in a Hero?", and "Emotional Baggage." For more information, see the feature article


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

THE LEGION #29
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista and Chip Wallace; cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister


In stores January 28. The penultimate chapter of "Foundations" sees the past and future of the DCU's most monumental menace collide, as time itself collapses! In the 31st Century, on one tiny, surviving scrap of the continuum, the Legion stages a final, desperate effort to restore cosmic order and prevent the total eradication of their universe.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

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


Resolicited; In stores January 21. It's Bling Bling versus Lobo in a heavy-medallion battle of the sexes. Buy it or we'll be forced to kill Ambush Bug! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.


MATURE READERS


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

OUTSIDERS #8
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tom Raney and Sean Parsons; cover by Raney


In stores January 21. Enter: the Huntress! Only Nightwing's not happy about it… And meanwhile, a Russian mob paints the town red as they prepare to raise hell…literally! For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 32 pg. $2.50

OUTSIDERS: LOOKING FOR TROUBLE TP
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Chriscross, Sean Parsons, Ivan Reis, Carlo Barberi, Marc Campos and Norm Rapmund; cover by Raney and Hanna


In stores January 14. The exploits of Nightwing, Arsenal, and the rest of comics' hottest new super-team are collected in a new volume reprinting OUTSIDERS #1-6 and the lead story from TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES #1! The Outsiders take on Gorilla Grodd and his ferocious monkey army in an attempt to rescue President Luthor, face off against the dangerous Brother Blood, and more! For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

PLASTIC MAN #2
Written by Kyle Baker; art and cover by Baker


In stores January 7. Kyle Baker's take on DC's most pliable hero continues! We could say this is the most eagerly anticipated DC event of the year…but that might be stretching it! Plas gets a new partner…a gorgeous FBI agent who regards him with suspicion. Of course, Woozy Winks is jealous…so he plans to strike out on his own as a crimefighter! But will he just strike out?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

REIGN OF THE ZODIAC #6
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Colleen Doran and Bob Wiacek; cover by Tony Harris


In stores January 28. The Zodiac arrives on Earth! Terrified to report it to higher levels, Vatican monsignors struggle with the realization that they're detaining extraterrestrials. And several time zones away, the secret is already out - via an astonishing disaster with a single surprising survivor from House Virgo…


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

ROSE & THORN #2
Written by Gail Simone; art by Adriana Melo & Dan Green; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores January 21. The psychological thriller by BIRDS OF PREY's Gail Simone continues! Determined not to let a minor setback like the disfigurement of a patient get in the way of his experiment, Dr. Chritlow guides Rhosyn through the next phase of his radical psychiatric therapy. But if Rose is given a clean bill of mental health, where does that leave Thorn?


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 6) $2.95

TEEN TITANS #7
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Tom Grummett and Nelson DeCastro; cover by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza


In stores January 14. Guest-starring Superman! The Titans are weekend warriors…but what do they do on a Wednesday? Plus, find out what Deathstroke the Terminator is up to!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TEEN TITANS GO! #3
Written by J. Torres; art by Tim Smith; cover by Dave Bullock


In stores January 28. The new comic based on the hit Cartoon Network show continues! Cyborg learns the difference between being cool and lame as Cinderblock attempts to destroy Jump City!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN #200
Written by Greg Rucka, Robert Rodi, Nunzio DiFillipis and Christina Weir; art by Drew Johnson, Eric Shanower, Linda Medley, Rick Burchett, Ty Templeton, Ray Snyder, Eduardo Risso, Steve Rude, Walter Simonson, and Ray Snyder; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores January 28. The earth-shaking conclusion to "Down to Earth" headlines a double-sized celebration of the Amazing Amazon! As Veronica Cale unleashes an upgraded version of one of Diana's deadliest foes, Ares' machinations on Olympus cause an astonishing change to the lives of all the Amazons of Themyscira! Plus, excerpts from Wonder Woman's book (illustrated by Eric Shanower); a retelling of an ancient myth that sets up the next continued story (illustrated by Linda Medley); a Golden Age-style WW story by Robert Rodi and Rick Burchett; and a Silver Age-style story by Nunzio DiFillipis and Christina Weir with art by Ty Templeton. Rounding out the issue are pinups by John Cassaday, Eduardo Risso, Steve Rude, J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray and Walter Simonson. For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 64 pg. $3.95

WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written by William Moulton Marston; art and cover by Harry G. Peter


In stores January 21. A new Archive collecting the greatest stories of one of comics' true icons! This hardcover reprints stories from SENSATION COMICS #25-32 and WONDER WOMAN #8-9 (1944) and features an introduction by Comics Buyers Guide's Maggie Thompson. For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 204 pg. Hardcover $49.95

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 1 TP
Written by Richard Pini and Wendy Pini; art and cover by Wendy Pini


In stores January 7. The very first ElfQuest story is brought to DC's new compact format, with the story pages reformatted for easier reading! This is the story that first introduced Cutter, Skywise, Leetah, Rayek, and the other elves, trolls, wolves, and humans. For more information, see the feature article

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B&W, 224 pg. Trade Paperback (5" x 7 3/8") $9.95

ELFQUEST: WOLFRIDER VOL. 1 TP - relist


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


In stores January 7. Reoffered to coincide with ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST Vol. 1 TP, this volume collects six thrilling ElfQuest tales that introduce a number of key characters, including Cutter and Skywise. Plus, a timeline and "Cast of Characters" perfect for introducing new readers to this expansive universe. For more information, see the feature article

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

CARTOON CARTOONS #26
Written by Tom Warburton, John Rozum, Frank Strom & Scott Cunningham; art by Matt Peters, Jared Deal, Robert Pope, Mike Kazaleh and John Delaney cover by Peters and Deal


In stores January 28. It's the return of Cartoon Network's newest hit show Kids Next Door, as Kid Numbah Five leads the rest of the Kids in stealing a candy jewel back from Stickybeard the Pirate! Plus, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and I.M. Weasel!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #110
Written by Sam Agro, Earl Kress and Sholly Fisch; art by Ty Templeton, Howard Simpson, David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Neal Sternecky and Scott McRae; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo


In stores January 7. Booted from his job in the sewers of Paris, Pepe LePew goes job-hunting! Plus, Pete Puma & Beaky Buzzard compete to see who can catch Bugs. All this and fowl play with Daffy Duck and Foghorn Leghorn, too!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #46
Written by Robbie Busch and Ian Boothby; art by Phil Moy, Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Moy


In stores January 21. The Powerpuff villains steal the show, as the Gangreen Gang nabs Townsville's socks and Mojo Jojo kidnaps the Narrator!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #80
Written by Michael Kraiger and Rurik Tyler; art by Joe Staton, Dave Hunt, Leo Batic and Ruben Torreiro; cover by Staton and Hunt


In stores January 14. The Mystery Inc. gang investigates a ghost that always appears before hurricane weather…and robberies!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

ARROWSMITH #6


Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merińo


CLIFFHANGER. In stores January 21. The miniseries mixing World War I weaponry with ancient magic concludes! Wounded, trapped behind enemy lines, and shaken to the core by what he's experienced, Fletcher Arrowsmith must guide his friends to safety, facing vampires and worse. But after witnessing the horrors of war, does Fletcher even want to survive? His ideals and illusions shattered and the ugly truth about the war revealed, Fletcher has to find a reason to keep going…or give up and die.


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

THE AUTHORITY #9
Written by Robbie Morrison; art and cover by Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores January 7. The "Godhead" story arc comes to a shattering conclusion as The Authority enters an apocalyptic battle with John Clay and the Church of Transcendence. Things will never be the same, as our heroes are forced to make the most difficult decisions they've ever faced.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

GLOBAL FREQUENCY: PLANET ABLAZE TP
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Garry Leach, Glenn Fabry, Liam Sharp, Steve Dillon, Roy Martinez, Jon J Muth, David Lloyd; cover by Brian Wood


In stores January 14. Collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed maxiseries by Warren Ellis! Miranda Zero, the mysterious leader/benefactor/recruiter of Global Frequency is a woman with a mission. She saves people. She and 1,000 others make up the most diverse team of specialists the planet has ever seen. Their job? To save the world, usually before anyone else notices there's a problem. For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 144 pg Trade paperback $14.95

JENNY SPARKS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY TP - relist
Written by Mark Millar; art and cover by John McCrea and James Hodgkins


In stores January 7. Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: RED SON TP, also written by Mark Millar. This trade paperback collects the hit miniseries that follows former Authority leader Jenny Sparks at pivotal points in her history detailing her first meetings with the new team's members - which, not so coincidentally, correspond with pivotal points in 20th-century history.


FC, 120 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

KAMIKAZE #4
Written by Humberto Ramos, Olallo Rubio and Francisco Herrera; art and cover by Herrera and Carlos "Lobo" Cuevas


CLIFFHANGER. In stores January 21. The search for the mythical sport continues! Two FBI agents have been dispatched to the hospital where Andy is recovering from the accident, hoping for his help in stopping the Kamikaze-related deaths. Then Barbara and Andy end up in a garbage dump in the middle of Arizona where they meet Iron Vincent, who reveals some of the secrets of the Kamikaze!


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 5) $2.95

ROBOTECH: INVASION #1
Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong; art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Omar Dogan; covers by Yoshitaka Amano and Cully Hamner


In stores January 7. A new 5-issue miniseries begins! Robotech's New Generation launches into action as a large-scale war erupts against the Invid. In the year 2038, Earth has fallen to the fearsome forces of the mysterious Invid race, but Admiral Hunter's expeditionary force is about to unleash its first strike to reclaim their homeworld! Plus, Part 1 of the backup story "Mars Base One," set 35 years earlier as the United Earth forces begin building its first top-secret colony on Mars. For more information, see the feature article

. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Yoshitaka Amano (50%) and Cully Hamner (50%).


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

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #19
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith and Eric Nguyen; cover by Jason Pearson


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores January 14. The much-anticipated conclusion to the Citizen Soldier saga! Team Achilles has the wounded Citizen Soldier cornered and aims to capture him, but the government wants him dead. Can they eliminate a foe who's reborn immediately after getting killed? How far will the U.S. government go to prevent Citizen Soldier from returning?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THUNDERCATS: HAMMERHAND'S REVENGE #4
Written by Fiona Avery; art by Carlos D'Anda; covers by D'Anda & Whilce Portacio and Portacio & Hope


In stores January 14. The penultimate chapter in the Hammerhand story! Lion-O has forged an alliance between the Griffins and the Thundercats against the evil Hammerhand and his Beserkers - now it's an all-out battle between 'Cats and Pirates! Meanwhile, Hammerhand is planning his ultimate betrayal against the Samurai Empire and the final fate of Hachiman. 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 Whilce Portacio & Sandra Hope (50%).


FC, 32 pg. (4 of 5) $2.95

THUNDERCATS: THE RETURN TP
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art by Ed Benes, Rob Lea and Joe Pimentel; cover by Benes and Pimentel


In stores January 28. The acclaimed second Thundercats miniseries, collected for the first time! It's been five long years since the events of THUNDERCATS: RECLAIMING THUNDERA, but it feels like an eternity. Now, Lion-O is finally about to return…but he doesn't know what's happened in his absence. He plans to reclaim his mantle as Lord of the Thundercats, and lead his people to victory over Mumm-Ra…but can he? For more information, see the feature article

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FC, 128 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

THUNDERCATS: RECLAIMING THUNDERA TP - relist
Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art by Ed McGuinness, J. Scott Campbell, Francisco Herrera, Joe Phillips, Jason Martin, Richard Friend, and Carlos "Lobo" Cuevas; cover by Campbell


In stores January 28. Reoffered to coincide with THUNDERCATS: THE RETURN TP, this volume collects the first thrilling miniseries featuring TV's mightiest 'Cats! Picking up where the TV series ended, Lion-O begins to rebuild a new life for his people on New Thundera. But all is not as it seems...there are dark stirrings at Mumm-Ra's Pyramid. The Ancient Spirits of Evil seek to unleash the Shadowmaster from the Shadow Realm…and it might just spell doom for our heroes!


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #18
Written by Joe Casey; art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco; cover by Dustin Nguyen and Rian Hughes


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores January 28. As the Halo Corporation wins the hearts and minds of consumers worldwide, the White House finally steps in to take action, and a showdown is inevitable. Meanwhile, Code War One continues its slow boil in Europe, but the FBI - including Agent Orange - is on the case!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

PROMETHEA #29
Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray, cover by


Williams III


In stores January 28. The Painted Doll is back, a bit more profusely than expected, and this time it's multi-personal! As New York comes under siege, Promethea settles in to the business of fulfilling her duty - which just happens to be ending the world.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SMAX #5
Written by Alan Moore; art by Zander Cannon and Andrew Currie; cover by Cannon


In stores January 21. The final battle with the fierce dragon Morningbright! Jeff Smax and his fellow Neopolis police officer Toybox are engaged in an epic struggle when Death comes a-calling. But whom will the dark harbinger choose, Smax or Morningbright? Can Robyn redeem herself, even without her toys? And what will become of Jeff's sister?


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

VERTIGO

FABLES #21
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores January 14. When the going gets tough, Fables go drinking. "Stop Me if You've Heard This, but a Man Walks Into a Bar..." takes place almost entirely in pubs - Mundy bars, Fabletown bars, and just about anyplace where alcohol is served. So don't be surprised if a drunken brawl breaks out, and one or two characters says something he wouldn't normally say while sober.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HELLBLAZER #192
Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores January 28. Part 4 of the 5-part "Staring at the Wall." Humanity is in the maw of the Beast, the cities of the world are on fire, and John Constantine is somewhat worse than missing in action. With all other options gone, it falls to Gemma to pick up the pieces - but to the Beast, Gemma is another vessel for the taking.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUMAN TARGET #6
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Cliff Chiang


In stores January 21. In this stand-alone story featuring guest art by BEWARE THE CREEPER's Cliff Chiang, Chris Chance faces his faith - and lack of it - when danger strikes a church. Chance must pose as a priest stalked by a psychotic gunman, but as the mystery behind the gunman's motive becomes more complicated, the truth proves less straightforward than anyone might guess.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE LOSERS #8
Written by Andy Diggle; art by Shawn Martinbrough; cover by Jock


In stores January 28. Part 1 of the 2-part "Downtime," featuring guest artist Shawn Martinbrough. They're waging their own personal war against the C.I.A., but each of the Losers has their own reason for fighting. Just what did Cougar see the day he almost died that haunts him even now? Why is Aisha really in America - and what did she do before? And can Clay uncover the truth about the treacherous agent known only as Max? As new information comes to light, the Losers realize everything they believed they stood for - family, country, justice - is suddenly thrown into doubt.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

LOVECRAFT HC
Written by Hans Rodionoff; adapted by Keith Giffen; art and cover by Enrique Breccia


Advance-solicited; in stores February 4. An original hardcover graphic novel pairing the writing talents of screenwriter Hans Rodionoff and comics writer Keith Giffen with the exquisite painted art of Enrique Breccia. When young Howard Phillips Lovecraft becomes the reluctant guardian of the Necronomicon, an accursed book that is the doorway to the beyond, his life veers into strange territory. From an odd upbringing through his later success as a weaver of "weird" tales, Lovecraft maintains a tenuous balance between reality and the bizarre nightmares of his "fictional" horror. For more information, see the feature article

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MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Hardcover $24.95

LUCIFER #46
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores January 21. Part 1 of the new 4-part story "Stitchglass Slide." After the rebellion of the Titans, Lucifer decides to evict every last immortal from his Creation. And unaware that his fate hangs in the balance, an insignificant creature called a stitchglass spinner forms a fateful friendship across the threshold of one of Lucifer's gates.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LUCIFER: INFERNO TP
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Dean Ormston, Craig Hamilton; cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores January 7. Lucifer Morningstar returns to Hell in this fifth collection of the acclaimed LUCIFER series, reprinting issues #29-35. Still weak, with most of his power locked in the feathers stolen by Susano-O-No-Mikoto, Lucifer must now face the challenge of single combat to the death with his brother, the angel of the Host Amenadiel. But as Mazikeen hunts for Susano and Lucifer plans his strategy, angels and devils alike are plotting for his defeat even before the challenge has begun! For more information, see the feature article

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MATURE READERS


FC, 168 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

LUCIFER: THE DIVINE COMEDY TP - relist
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly and Dean Ormston; cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores January 7. Reoffered to coincide with LUCIFER: INFERNO TP. Reprinting LUCIFER #21-28, the 192-page THE DIVINE COMEDY finds Lucifer Morningstar continuing work on his magnum opus - a new universe outside of the strictures of our own.


MATURE READERS


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

MIDNIGHT, MASS: HERE THERE BE MONSTERS #1
Written by John Rozum; art by Paul Lee; cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores January 28. Paranormal investigators Adam and Julia Kadmon are back in an all-new 6-issue miniseries. And this time, the messianic creature Magellan is about to put the Kadmons' skills - and their love for one another - to the ultimate test. It's a race against time to save humanity! For more information, see the feature article

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MATURE READERS


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

MY FAITH IN FRANKIE #1
Written by Mike Carey; art by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel; cover by Hempel


In stores January 7. LUCIFER's Mike Carey spins a 4-issue miniseries about a teenage girl who has her own personal god. Since she was a baby, Frankie has been protected and aided by the deity Jeriven. Now she's trying to spice up her love life, and she doesn't need Jeriven's constant supervision, so she kicks him to the curb. But Jeriven isn't about to lose his sole disciple lying down… For more information, see the feature article

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MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 4) $2.95

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


In stores January 14. Reoffered to coincide with GLOBAL FREQUENCY: PLANET ABLAZE TP, also written by Warren Ellis. When a space shuttle missing for a decade zooms back to Earth with seemingly alien modifications and a missing crew, three specialists cheated out of their dreams of spaceflight are the only ones who can unravel the mysteries behind the bizarre situation.


MATURE READERS


FC, 104 pg. Hardcover $24.95

PRIDE & JOY TP
Written by Garth Ennis; art and cover by John Higgins


In stores January 28. Collecting the classic 4-issue miniseries from writer Garth Ennis (PREACHER, The Punisher) and artist John Higgins (WAR STORY: D-DAY DODGERS), this 104-page trade paperback tells the story of Jimmy Kavanagh, a widower struggling to raise his young daughter and rebellious teenaged son. Unfortunately, Jimmy also has a secret past - a past that returns without warning… For more information, see the feature article

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MATURE READERS


FC, 104 pg. $14.95

THE SANDMAN VOL. 7: BRIEF LIVES SC - relist
Written by Neil Gaiman; art by Jill Thompson and Vince Locke; painted cover by Dave McKean


In stores January 21 . Relisted to coincide with the VERTIGO: DESIRE MINIBUST (offered in Previews Vol. 13 #7). This softcover collects issues #41-49 of the fan favorite, critically acclaimed THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman (American Gods).


MATURE READERS


FC, 256 pg. Softcover $19.95

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: DIRGE TP - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; cover by Robertson


In stores January 21. Reoffered to coincide with GLOBAL FREQUENCY: PLANET ABLAZE TP, also written by Warren Ellis. This volume collects issues #43-48 of the groundbreaking VERTIGO title. TRANSMETROPOLITAN: DIRGE sees all hell breaking loose as a nameless sniper terrorizes the Print District and a raging superstorm clears the streets of The City.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

TRUE FAITH - relist
Written by Garth Ennis; art and cover by Warren Pleece


In stores January 21. Reoffered to coincide with PRIDE AND JOY TP, also written by Garth Ennis. Religion's only an obstacle to Nigel Gibson's needs. But when the young man throws his lot in with a dangerous stranger who believes God is a "blockage," he's pulled into an increasing cycle of violence. Featuring an introduction by Ennis.


MATURE READERS


FC, 96 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

VAMPS TP - NEW PRINTING
Written by Elaine Lee; art by William Simpson; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores January 7. Reprinted for the first time since 1995, Elaine Lee's and William Simpson's dark look into the lives of five motorcycle-riding daughters of the night. This collection reprints the original 6-issue VAMPS miniseries, telling the tale of the Vamps' struggle to free themselves from their male vampire master.


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

Y: THE LAST MAN #18
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and José Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by Aron Weisenfeld


In stores January 7. Part 1 of the new 3-part story "Safeword," featuring the debut of new cover artist Aron Weisenfeld. The last man on earth and his companions travel to Colorado, hoping to find medical attention for ailing pet monkey Ampersand. After an explosive encounter with a posse of female marshals, the group takes shelter with a retired agent of the mysterious Culper Ring. Will this alluring woman become Yorick's most valuable ally…or his greatest enemy? For more information, see the feature article

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MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #438
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores January 7. What better way to ring in the new year than with MAD? Hey, why not buy 2,004 copies?


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

DC DIRECT

Retailers, please note: Unless otherwise specified, the following items are manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final products may differ from images shown. These items are advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January-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.

THE AUTHORITY: APOLLO ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores January 7. Reoffered to coincide with THE AUTHORITY #9. Apollo, the Authority's mightiest member and partner to Midnighter stands ready to turn his super-strength and speed to taking care of the team's business...no matter what the cost! The APOLLO ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation and stands approximately 6 1/2" tall. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: limited quantities available; orders may be allocated.


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THE AUTHORITY: THE ENGINEER ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores January 7. Reoffered to coincide with THE AUTHORITY #9. The world of machinery holds no secrets for the hero known as The Engineer. And there's nothing she can't create to help the Authority in its mission to protect the world from danger! THE ENGINEER ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation and stands approximately 6" tall and comes with a non-removable gun. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: limited quantities available; orders may be allocated.


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THE AUTHORITY: JENNY SPARKS ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores January 7. Reoffered to coincide with THE AUTHORITY #9. Born at the beginning of the 20th Century, and dying on the eve of the new millennium, Jenny Sparks was the spirit of the century - the fantastically powered member of the Authority. The JENNY SPARKS ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation and stands approximately 6" tall. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: limited quantities available; orders may be allocated.


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THE AUTHORITY: MIDNIGHTER ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores January 7. Reoffered to coincide with THE AUTHORITY #9. He prowls the night, a masked force for justice...served up in hard-knuckled fashion. A fierce fighter and tough leader, Midnighter expects nothing less than the best from the members of the Authority. The MIDNIGHTER ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation and stands approximately 6 1/4" tall. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: limited quantities available; orders may be allocated.


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Retailers please note: Four of the BATMAN: HUSH ACTION FIGURES are available in Inner and Master Case assortment as well as singles: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE, THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE, THE HUNTRESS ACTION FIGURE, and POISON IVY ACTION FIGURE. The BATMAN: HUSH HUSH ACTION FIGURE is only available for order in Inner and Master Case assortments. Consult your retailer order form for packaging details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

BATMAN HUSH: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee; sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores May 19, 2004. A new line of action figures direct from the pages of the best-selling "Hush" story arc and designed by fan-favorite Jim Lee! Batman, Gotham City's grim defender, must stalk the trail of the masked Hush in a heroic quest for redemption and justice! The BATMAN HUSH: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 5/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes with an interchangeable hand with a grappling hook. This figure also comes with a Batman logo base and comes packaged in a 4-color window box. For more information, see the feature article

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BATMAN HUSH: HUNTRESS ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee; sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores May 19, 2004. A member of the Gotham-based crime-fighting trio the Birds of Prey, the Huntress has proven to be an indispensable ally to Batman. The BATMAN HUSH: HUNTRESS ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6" tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes with an interchangeable hand with a weapon and staff. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box. For more information, see the feature article

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BATMAN HUSH: HUSH ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee; sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores May 19, 2004. With his face concealed beneath a mask of bandages, the enigmatic Hush came to Gotham with one goal: to menace Batman and all those he holds dear! The BATMAN HUSH: HUSH ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6" tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes with two interchangeable hands with guns. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box. For more information, see the feature article

. Retailers please note: BATMAN HUSH: HUSH ACTION FIGURE is only available for order in Inner and Master case assortments.


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BATMAN HUSH: THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee; sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores May 19, 2004. The Joker has always been Batman's greatest foe - a cackling clown with a commodious capacity for carnage! The BATMAN HUSH: THE JOKER Action Figure measures approximately 6 1/2" tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes with an interchangeable hand with a gun that features a "bang" flag. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box. For more information, see the feature article

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BATMAN HUSH: POISON IVY ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee; sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores May 19, 2004. Poison Ivy is the mistress of plant life, with the ability to take control of anyone - even Superman - with her carefully concocted potions. The BATMAN HUSH: POISON IVY ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 1/2" tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes with a length of ivy measuring approximately 6" long. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box. For more information, see the feature article

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GREEN ARROW MINI-STATUE
Originally designed by Matt Wagner and sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores May 26, 2004. When millionaire Oliver Queen fell overboard and washed up on a deserted island, he was forced to hone his skills with a crude bow and arrow to survive. After returning to civilization, he used his newfound archery ability to fight crime as Green Arrow, the Emerald Archer! This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-statue measures approximately 6 1/8" tall x 4 1/4" wide x 3" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-statue $39.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: BATMAN MINI-MAQUETTE
Advance-solicited; in stores May 12, 2004. Batman continues DC Direct's series of mini-maquettes based on the highly collectible, sold-out 2002 maquette line! The JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: BATMAN MINI-MAQUETTE is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-maquette measuring approximately 6" tall x 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. Collect all eight mini-maquettes!


FC, Mini-maquette $29.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: BATMAN WALL PLAQUE - relist
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


In stores January 14, 2004. Reoffered to coincide with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: MARTIAN MANHUNTER WALL PLAQUE, solicited in Previews Vol. XIII #7. The Dark Knight is shown as he appears in the Justice League animated series, in a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain wall relief measuring approximately 4 1/2" tall x 8" wide x 2 1/2" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Wall Plaque $39.95

TEEN TITANS: STARFIRE MAQUETTE
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Advance-solicited; in stores May 5, 2004. Based on the new hit series Teen Titans on Cartoon Network! After a series of experiments by the Psions granted her mighty super-powers, the alien Princess Koriand'r escaped to Earth and became Starfire of the Teen Titans! This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 10 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Maquette $89.95

TEEN TITANS ANIMATED SERIES POSTER - relist
In stores January 28. Reoffered to coincide with TEEN TITANS GO! #3. They fight for truth, justice, and pizza! Cartoon Network's posters for the red-hot Teen Titans animated series became one of the summer's most prized collectibles, being stolen from subways in New York and Los Angeles at a dizzying rate. Now you can own a copy of this coveted poster featuring TV's newest cartoon sensation!


FC, Poster PI

VERTIGO: DESPAIR MINI-BUST
Designed by Kevin Nowlan; Sculpted by Barsom


Advance-solicited; in stores May 5, 2004. Desire's twin sister Despair is queen of her own bleak realm where a multitude of tiny windows hang in the void. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-bust measures approximately 5 1/2" high x 2 1/4" wide x 2 3/8" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-bust $45.00

WONDER WOMAN WALL SCROLL - relist
Art by Brian Bolland


In stores January 28. Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC. The beautiful Amazon princess known to the world as the mighty warrior for truth and justice is featured on this stunning wall scroll! Appearing originally on the cover of WONDER WOMAN #72 (March, 1993), this classic image of the Amazing Amazon has come to symbolize both her beauty and strength. This 27" x 40" full color WONDER WOMAN WALL SCROLL is printed on nylon.


FC, Wall scroll $19.95

ZATANNA ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores January 14. Reoffered to coincide with JLA: ZATANNA'S SEARCH TP. Zatanna's reverse-magic spells earned her a place in the JLA, and now they earn her way into your home in a beautiful top-hatted, fishnet-wearing action figure. Standing 6 1/4" tall (including top hat), Zatara's daughter features eight points of articulation (shoulders, elbows, upper arm, and wrists). Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. No variants are being offered. Retailers, please note: the ZATANNA ACTION FIGURE is available in limited quantities. Orders may be allocated.


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