DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping March, 2004

Tue, December 16th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #792
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 March 3. Part 2 of the 3-issue thriller "The Surrogate!" Batman searches for the missing Leslie Thompkins and a comatose pregnant girl held in "protective captivity" by a record executive and his pop-star wife. And in the backup, the same people the Tailor trusted with his life are now out to kill him!


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATMAN #625
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores March 31. The creative team of 100 BULLETS brings the 6-part "Broken City" to an explosive conclusion! Over the past 6 months, Batman has been pushed to his limits - physically and mentally. But when the Dark Knight finally catches up to Angel Lupo and discovers the dark secret behind a young boy's dead parents, his world is turned upside-down…and he'll need the help of The Joker to put things right! Don't miss the end of the Batman arc everyone is talking about!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #177
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Jean-Jacques Dzialowski; cover by Jock


In stores March 10. Part 1 of the 2-part "Lost Cargo," a tale set in modern continuity told by Devin Grayson (NIGHTWING) with art by Jean-Jacques Dzialowski (BATGIRL) and Dan Green (Uncanny X-Men). With this story, LEGENDS returns to present continuity with stories that will impact Batman now and in the future! Catwoman is trying to crush a human slave trade run by the Lucky Hand Triad in Gotham City, but her timing couldn't be worse. While she's trying to wash the Lucky Hand off of the streets, another gang is looking to step into their place. The fireworks draw the attention of Batman and…Matches Malone?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #51
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Al Barrionuevo and Francis Portela; cover by Lee Bermejo


In stores March 17. Guest-starring a trio of Batman's greatest foes: Hush, The Riddler and The Joker! A desperate Riddler contacts the only man who might save him from Hush's wrath: The Joker. Meanwhile, Batman is called away on a mission where not everything is as it seems.


FC, 40 pg. $2.75

BATGIRL #50
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by James Jean


In stores March 24. A fantastic extra-sized 50th issue featuring the fracas between Batgirl and Batman! For months, Batgirl's feelings of resentment toward Batman have risen from simmer to boil. Now, fueled by the emotion-charging drug Soul, Batgirl explodes in a fury of fists and feet. That's right: It's Batgirl vs. Batman - the knockdown, drag-out battle you thought you'd never see! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

BATGIRL: SILENT RUNNING TP - relist
Written by Kelley Puckett and Scott Peterson; art by Damion Scott and Robert Campanella


In stores March 24. Reoffered to coincide with BATGIRL #50. The first six issues of the ongoing BATGIRL series are collected in this trade paperback that features the most popular new hero to rise from the ashes of "No Man's Land."


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

BATMAN ADVENTURES #12
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


In stores March 17. The Riddler's been badly wounded - but by whom? Everyone wants to know…especially the Penguin, whose job as Gotham's mayor could depend on it! Plus, in the backup, discover the origins of Batman's trophy room!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: CITY OF LIGHT #6


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


In stores March 3. Batgirl battles Purge, with Gotham City at stake! Meanwhile, Allen and Montoya search vainly for Angela in the insane expanse of Tower One and Batman disappears into the primordial abyss of his own soul…


FC, 32 pg. (6 of 8) $2.95

BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS #8
Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Klaus Janson


In stores March 10. This is it - Batman's final encounter with Ra's al Ghul! Batman has no choice but to give his greatest nemesis the location of a restorative Lazarus Pit, but that doesn't mean he's going to let Ra's walk free. As Ra's at last regains his vitality, he unknowingly moves toward what will be his final battle. Meanwhile, Nyssa enacts her endgame in a familiar American city half a world away. Batman's got to be in two places at once, but he's no Superman! A DC icon will meet his ultimate fate, but the how and why will leave you speechless!


FC, 32 pg. (8 of 9) $2.95

BATMAN: HUSH VOL. 1 HC - relist
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores March 31. Reoffered to coincide with the JIM LEE CATWOMAN STATUE, (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, #12). Reprinting BATMAN #608-612, this hardcover features the first arc of Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee & Scott Williams' acclaimed "Hush," including guest appearances by Superman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Huntress, and more! Plus, four brand-new pages and two pages previously seen exclusively on www.dccomics.com!


FC, 128 pg. Hardcover $19.95

BATMAN IN THE FORTIES TP
Written by Bill Finger, Jack Schiff and various; art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, Dick Sprang, Jack Burnley, Charles Paris, Winslow Mortimer; cover by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson


In stores March 3. Continuing DC Comics' decades series devoted to the Caped Crusader, this volume looks at the Dark Knight's beginnings! Featuring Batman stories from BATMAN #7, 15, 20, 31, 37, 47, 48, 49, DETECTIVE COMICS #27, 33, 38, 49, 80, REAL FACT COMICS #5, STAR-SPANGLED COMICS #70, and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #30, this volume includes Batman's first appearance and the debut of Robin, the first telling of his origin, and the debuts of the Joker, Two-Face, Catwoman and the Mad Hatter. Featuring an introduction by comics historian Bill Schelly. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

BATMAN IN THE FIFTIES TP - relist
Written by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton, France Herron, David Vern Reed, David Wood, and Joe Samachson; art by Dick Sprang, Sheldon Moldoff, Bob Kane, Charles Paris, Stan Kaye, and various; cover by Moldoff


In stores March 3. Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN IN THE FORTIES TP, this volume showcases a decade in which the Caped Crusader charted through bold new territories and new kinds of adventures! Sixteen tales exemplify the light-hearted time of sci-fi crime-fighting, featuring appearances by Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite, and Ace the Bat-Hound!


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

BATMAN/POISON IVY: CAST SHADOWS
Written by Ann Nocenti; painted art and cover by John Van Fleet


In stores March 31. A Prestige Format Special written by Ann Nocenti (Daredevil) with beautiful painted art by John Van Fleet (BATMAN: THE CHALICE) brings together the Dark Knight and his most alluring foe! A new skyscraper casts a shadow over Arkham Asylum, blocking the light from Ivy's cell and preventing her from growing plants. At the same time, Batman investigates the murder of a number of building developers when he becomes infected with a deadly toxin! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

BATMAN: THE CHALICE SC - relist
Written by Chuck Dixon; painted art and cover by John Van Fleet


In stores March 31. Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN/POISON IVY: CAST SHADOWS, also painted by John Van Fleet, this beautiful and haunting graphic novel finds the Dark Knight suddenly in possession of an artifact that's caught the attention of some of his darkest villains, including Ra's al Ghul, the Penguin and Catwoman. Could Batman be holding the Holy Grail of legend?


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $14.95

BIRDS OF PREY #65
Written by Gail Simone; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; cover by Greg Land and Jay Leister


In stores March 24. A reluctant Canary is forced to partner with the deadly assassin Cheshire to hunt a group of dangerous and powerful men with a terrible secret - leaving only the Huntress to free Oracle from her imprisonment!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #29
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti


In stores March 31. Selina Kyle has met a foe she can't bring down on her own. So where will she turn for help? And just when she doesn't need any more trouble, she realizes that someone is watching her, and her closest friends are nowhere to be found!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #17
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Greg Scott; cover by Michael Lark


In stores March 10. The pain and anguish over the losses incurred at the hands of the Joker still linger, but the detectives have a job to do. And their foremost priority is solving the murder of a businesswoman. With an angry mayor on their backs and a new shift commander making waves, the prospects of catching the killer are rapidly shrinking.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #91
Written by Devin Grayson; art and cover by Patrick Zircher and Andy Owens


In stores March 10. Blockbuster has thrown every assassin and cutthroat he could at Nightwing. Now, he's bringing in his biggest gun: Shrike! The gloves are off for the biggest rematch of the year!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #124
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Francisco Rodriguez de la Fuente and Aaron Sowd; cover by Jason Pearson


In stores March 17. As Robin continues to juggle his girlfriend Spoiler, a mess of schoolwork and an intensive training regimen, his greatest fear threatens to come to fruition! And in a faraway land, Robin's most hated enemy summons a deadly assassin.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #813
Written by Michael Turner, Joe Kelly and Chuck Austen; art by Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder, Ivan Reis and Marc Campos; cover by Turner


In stores March 10. Part 4 of the 6-part "Godfall," written by Michael Turner (Fathom) & Joe Kelly (JLA) with art by Aspen Studios' Talent Caldwell (Fathom: Killian's Tide). Kal-El has begun a new life on Krypton…now meet the new woman in his life! And in the backup by Chuck Austen, Ivan Reis & Marc Campos, reacquaint yourself with Gog, a villain poised to become a major player in ACTION COMICS over the next year!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #626
Written by Michael Turner, Joe Kelly and Greg Rucka; art by Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder, Matt Clark and Nelson DeCastro; cover by Turner


In stores March 17. The penultimate chapter of the "Godfall" saga finds Kal-El pursued by the law and allied with former enemies! He's fighting for his life, but will it be worth it? Plus, a backup story by Greg Rucka, Matt Clark and Nelson DeCastro looks at Lois's life without Superman.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN #203
Written by Michael Turner, Joe Kelly and Brian Azzarello; art by Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder, and Jim Lee; cover by Turner


In stores March 31. In the startling conclusion to the explosive 6-part crossover "Godfall," Kal-El finds out if he can return to Metropolis - if there's a city left to return to. And in the back-up, get a first look at superstar Jim Lee's take on Superman in a special sketchbook section.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #8
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Michael Turner


In stores March 24. An explosive 6-part storyline featuring art by Aspen Studios' Michael Turner begins here! After the catacylsmic events of SUPERMAN/BATMAN #6, Batman discovers something strange and mysterious on the bottom of Gotham Bay...and it looks like a girl. Will she battle on the side of good...or evil? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT #8
Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


In stores March 3. The startling truth behind Lex Luthor and his time in Smallville is revealed! Witness young Lex Luthor and find out why his youth has been kept a secret until now.


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

SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY #3
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Stuart Immonen


In stores March 17. The miniseries chronicling the life of a real-world Clark Kent who gains the powers of the Man of Steel continues! Pursued by agents of his own country who want to "draft" him into service, Clark has one overriding concern beyond his own freedom: The safety and security of his wife and children!


FC, 48 pg. (3 of 4) Prestige Format $5.95

SMALLVILLE #7
Written by Clint Carpenter; art by Tom Derenick, Adam DeKraker, Tom Grummett and Kevin Conrad; cover by John Van Fleet


In stores March 17. A special issue kicking off a 3-month-long cross-media event! The story begins here, continues online, and concludes in May's SMALLVILLE #8. In the lead story, Chloe reopens her secret files after gaining information from a fugitive member of Lionel Luthor's Deletion Force…and her investigation leads to new secrets concerning Kryptonite! In the backup, Jonathan and Martha deal with the hazards of raising a super-powered teen. Plus, a report from Christopher James Beppo sheds new light on the enigmatic founder of Smallville! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. $3.95

SON OF SUPERMAN SC - relist
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art and cover by J.H. Williams and Mick Gray


ELSEWORLDS. In stores March 17. Reoffered to coincide with MIGHTY LOVE HC, written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin (solicited in Previews Vol. XIII, #12). The son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane comes to grip with a heroic heritage he never knew he had in the softcover edition of the original graphic novel.


FC, 96 pg. $14.95

DC UNIVERSE

AQUAMAN #16
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer


In stores March 17. The shocking "American Tidal" continues! Reeling from the shock of seeing half of San Diego plunge into the Pacific Ocean, Aquaman is stunned when a young woman stumbles out of the surf, still alive after days underwater. Can she explain what happened? And, most importantly, is she the only survivor?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CAPER #6
Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by John Severin


In stores March 24. Writer Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS) and artist John Severin (DESPERADOES: QUIET OF THE GRAVE) dive into the world of 1970s Hollywood for a grisly murder-mystery! John Hawks and Debbie Ashley were Hollywood royalty, the brightest stars imaginable…until Debbie was brutally murdered and John became the lone suspect. Now, Ann Weiss - their neighbor, lawyer and best friend - is the only thing standing between John and the death penalty. So why won't he help her with his case? Why is he burning evidence? What secrets are more important than his own freedom?


MATURE READERS


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

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #3
Written by Darwyn Cooke; art and cover by Cooke


In stores March 17. The sprawling 6-part miniseries chronicling the DC Universe's Silver Age continues! Revisit the dawn of the Silver Age as the Challengers of the Unknown are assembled in response to a mysterious evil. Meanwhile, Hal Jordan travels one step closer to Destiny. Plus: Batman, Martian Manhunter, and the Suicide Squad!


FC, 64 pg. No interior ads (3 of 6) $6.95

DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Arnold Drake; art by Bruno Premiani and Bob Brown; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores March 31. The World's Strangest Heroes are back in an Archive Edition collecting DOOM PATROL #90-97 (originally published in 1964-1965). Robotman, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man and "The Chief" take on classic villains including The Brotherhood of Evil, the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, Dr. Tyme, Mento, General Immortus, and more! Plus: an introduction by comics legend Roy Thomas. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 240 pg. Hardcover $49.95

DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC - relist
Written by Arnold Drake and Bob Haney; art by Bruno Premiani; cover by Premiani and Rob Leigh


In stores March 31. Reoffered to coincide with DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 2, this hardcover reprints MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #80-85 and DOOM PATROL #86-89, featuring the Doom Patrol's first appearance and origin; the secret origin of "the Chief"; and battles with General Immortus, the Brotherhood of Evil, the Green-Headed League, the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, and more!


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

FALLEN ANGEL #9
Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores March 10. After being beaten to a pulp, Black Mariah tells the Angel where a mysterious religious object is hidden away. The Angel goes after it…only to encounter a series of boobytraps left courtesy of Mariah!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #208
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Howard Porter and Livesay; cover by Michael Turner


In stores March 31. Kid Flash and Jay Garrick speed back into the life of The Flash! Wally West takes a tour of the new Flash Museum as the Flash "family" forces itself back into our hero's life. Meanwhile, Ashley Zolomon pays a visit to her husband - the new Zoom!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

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


In stores March 3. Collecting the best-selling 6-issue miniseries that reunited the 1980s incarnation of the team! The heroes are convinced by Maxwell Lord to become a team for hire, but no sooner do they re-form than they're captured by Roulette. She pits one against the other in her arena but the team escapes, only to come face-to-face with galactic conqueror (and inter-stellar headcase) Manga Khan! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

GREEN ARROW #36
Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez


In stores March 10. In Part 3 of the 5-part "City Walls," the Riddler is holding Star City for ransom - to the tune of 25 million dollars! Can Ollie and Connor stop the riddlin' kidder - or will the master of puzzles reduce the city to ash with an atomic bomb?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN ARROW: STRAIGHT SHOOTER TP
Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores March 24. A new trade collecting GREEN ARROW #26-31, written by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Judd Winick with art by Phil Hester & Ande Parks! When Green Arrow discovers corporate corruption in Star City, he goes after those responsible. The last thing he expects is a fight with a 3-ton ogre! As he delves into this mystery, he also falls into an unexpected romance, with tragic results. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

GREEN LANTERN #175
Written by Ben Raab; art by James Bosch and Rodney Ramos; cover by Mark Sparacio


In stores March 31. Special extra-sized issue! Having conquered their universe, the Qwardians have set their sights on conquering ours. But first they must destroy the one obstacle standing in their way: OA! And with Kyle at the brink of death, literally stabbed in the back by one of his own, it looks like the universe may be doomed!


FC, 48 pg. $3.50

HARD TIME #2
Written by Steve Gerber; art by Brian Hurtt; cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC FOCUS. In stores March 3. The gritty new DC Focus look at life behind bars continues! It's Day 1 of a 50-year prison sentence for 15-year-old Ethan Harrow. In the span of 24 terrifying hours, he'll learn the rules of survival from a man he can't trust…he'll land on the wrong side of a clique of skinheads…and he'll lash out - with the mysterious, deadly force that has followed him from classroom to courtroom to cell!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HAWKMAN #26
Written by Josh Siegal; art by John Byrne and Lary Stucker; cover by Byrne and Michael Bair


In stores March 24. In the wake of the shocking "Black Reign" saga, St. Roch is drenched in blood. But when a pack of rabid vampires wage a violent war against Hawkman, is the past coming back to haunt the winged hero yet again? Or is the past the only thing that will save him?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #14
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Leonard Kirk and Wade Von Grawbadger; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores March 10. The unbelievable conclusion to the 3-part "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!" Still stuck in the body of beautiful, buxom Electro Lass, Joe Miller gets more and more desperate to find the H-E-R-O device and change back into his normal, male self. As Joe's story speeds to its shocking finale, things can't get much worse…or can they?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #94
Written by John Byrne and Chris Claremont; art and cover by Byrne and Jerry Ordway;


In stores March 10. Powerhouse talents John Byrne, Chris Claremont, and Jerry Ordway team up to bring you the JLA event of the year: "The 10th Circle!" In this 6-part story, released biweekly, the JLA investigates a rash of child disappearances - but start to go missing themselves! And who is that mysterious group that seems to be watching their every move? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA #95
Written by John Byrne and Chris Claremont; art and cover by Byrne and Jerry Ordway


In stores March 31. The John Byrne/Chris Claremont/Jerry Ordway blockbuster "10th Circle" arc continues! Superman's been brainwashed, and now he's in the hands of a fanatic cult - an ancient vampiric evil come to life and stalking the humans of the 21st Century! With things looking so dire, the JLA just might need the help of a strange new team that's been shadowing their every move… For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JSA #59
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Sean Phillips; cover by Ethan Van Sciver


In stores March 10. Featuring guest art by Sean Phillips (SLEEPER)! Degaton returns to the lives of the JSA, interrupting their recovery from the events of the last few months. But what does Degaton want? And what does he have that another JSA member desperately needs? Plus, the Flash confronts Captain Marvel about his true intentions toward Stargirl.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA: THE LIBERTY FILES TP
Written by Dan Jolley and Tony Harris; art and cover by Harris and Ray Snyder


In stores March 24. Collecting the 2-issue JSA: THE LIBERTY FILES miniseries as well as the 2-issue follow-up, JSA: THE UNHOLY THREE! In 1942, as war rages around the globe, the "Owl," "Clock," "Bat" and a host of other very familiar costumed characters battle for the safety of the world! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 264 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #29
Written by Matt Howarth; art by Aluir Amancio and Rob Leigh; cover by John Delaney and Leigh


In stores March 3. Seattle and Tokyo are under siege by a mysterious menace! Buildings and people are physically merged together, simultaneously coexisting in the same space. When the mysterious menace threatens to spread his "simultaneous effect" across the globe, only the combined might of the Justice League can hope to stop things before it's too late!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

KINETIC #1
Written by Kelley Puckett ; art by Warren Pleece; cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC FOCUS In stores March 24. The second title in the DC Focus line looks at the life of Tom Morell, a sickly kid who possesses power beyond his imagination! A disabled kid with an overprotective mother has one escape: the comic-book exploits of his favorite character, Kinetic. But unbeknownst to him, Tom's got powers of his own…but will they manifest before Tom decides life isn't worth living? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LEGION #31
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Keith Giffen and Al Milgrom; cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister


In stores March 31. Fan-favorite LEGION artist Keith Giffen returns as we catch up with the various Legionnaires after the stunning events of "Foundations." Chuck Taine and Gear travel around the bowels of Legion World as they perform essential maintenance but soon learn that the planet is infested with a deadly virus…and it may be Superboy's fault!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LIGHT BRIGADE #2
Written by Peter Tomasi; art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg


In stores March 31. The thrilling miniseries mixing warfare with the supernatural continues! While the daily horrors of the World War rage and intrude on their mission to find The Sword, Chris and the rest of his platoon move deeper into enemy territory in search of a weapon to battle Zephon and his unholy minions, the Nephillim. Also, Mark finally reveals why he's been able to survive life-threatening wounds, and his unexpected origin shocks Chris and the rest of The Light Brigade!


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (2 of 4) $5.95

LOBO UNBOUND #6
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Alex Horley and Bill Wray; cover by Horley


In stores March 17. Final fraggin' issue! Lobo starts a world war, and likes it. But all the plunder of the solid-gold planet Dhabba Dhu can't protect him from the Moyl Men!


MATURE READERS


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

THE MONOLITH #2
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art and cover by Phil Winslade


In stores March 3. The adventures of the DC Universe's most frightening new defender continue! An indestructible force that hs been kept imprisoned for almost seven decades becomes the responsibility of a woman who can barely take care of herself. A weapon for the protection of an entire city is in her hands…but is she capable of making a life for herself?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

OUTSIDERS #10
Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Tom Raney and Sean Parsons


In stores March 24. The Outsiders have their hands full duking it out with demon hordes - and Captain Marvel Jr. shows up to face an old foe!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PLASTIC MAN #4
Written by Kyle Baker; art and cover by Baker


In stores March 3. The wrap-up of the "Eel O'Brien on the Lam" saga! Given who the title character is, do you really wonder why we tried to stretch this story into four parts?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

REIGN OF THE ZODIAC #8
Written by Keith Giffen; by Colleen Doran and Bob Wiacek; cover by Tony Harris


In stores March 31. A new storyline begins in "Book of Scorpio!" As a young, cruelly exploited seer's warning goes unheeded, a power play by Eidolon's mightiest dominion - the shamanistic House of Scorpio - triggers a disastrous chain of events!


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

ROSE & THORN #4
Written by Gail Simone; art by Adriana Melo & Dan Green; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores March 17. The psychological thriller continues! Thorn stalks the streets of Metropolis on a rampage of revenge against the crime-family known as "The 100" - and anyone else who gets in her way! Can the combined efforts of Rose and Detective Mercado stop her before she crosses the line to murder?


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

SHAZAM! ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written by William Woolfolk and various; art by Mac Raboy, C.C. Beck and various; cover by Raboy


In stores March 3. A stunning new hardcover archive collecting the classic CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #4 and #5, MASTER COMICS #21 and #22, WHIZ #25 and AMERICA'S GREATEST COMICS #2! THE SHAZAM! ARCHIVES VOLUME 4 follows the development of the legend of Captain Marvel and features page after page of classic art by C.C. Beck and Mac Raboy. Also included in this volume is an insightful introduction by Fawcett Comics authority P.C. Hamerlinck. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 196 pg. Hardcover $49.95

SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores March 3. Reoffered to coincide with the SHAZAM ARCHIVES VOL. 4 hardcover, the SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE (a revised version of the Captain Marvel figure from the SHAZAM! DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET) stands approximately 6 1/4" tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged with Mr. Mind (the little green worm who is one of the world's greatest criminal masterminds!). Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: Limited quantities may be available for reorder


FC, Action Figure PI

TEEN TITANS #9
Written by Geoff Johns; art and cover by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza


In stores March 17. Part 1 of the 5-part "Raven Rising!" Another weekend begins for the Teen Titans, and the first thing on the agenda: teach Bart Allen to drive. But what looks like a fun, relaxing adventure turns into dark nightmare for the Titans as Raven returns, and with her the new, mysterious Brother Blood!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TEEN TITANS: A KID'S GAME TP
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Mike McKone, Marlo Alquiza, Tom Grummett, Nelson DeCastro, and Kevin Conrad; cover by Michael Turner


In stores March 31. A new collection featuring the sold-out TEEN TITANS #1-7! Witness the gathering of a new team of Teen Titans and their initial battle against an old, familiar foe: Deathstroke! The reasons behind his actions prove shocking to the team, and before the teen heroes can even get their feet on the ground, they must re-encounter the cult of Brother Blood. Plus, an intro by Johns and profile pages from TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES #1! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

TEEN TITANS GO! #5
Written by J. Torres; art by Tim Smith 3 and Lary Stucker; cover by Dave Bullock


In stores March 24. Raven's got the mother of all zits! And while her team tries to be helpful, they only stress her out further, causing the blemish to become an entity of its own!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN #202
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Stephen Sadowski and Andrew Currie; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores March 17. The secrets of Wonder Woman's newest foe are revealed in a startling issue featuring art by Stephen Sadowski (JSA, Avengers) and Andrew Currie (Avengers)! Veronica Cale had a plan to discredit Wonder Woman, but she was betrayed. Now Cale is going to close the leak...permanently. Why does Cale hate Diana so intensely? The answers unfold here!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

A GREGORY TREASURY VOL. 1
Written by Marc Hempel; art and cover by Hempel


In stores March 31. Collecting the first two volumes of creator Marc Hempel's classic series into a single manga-sized book! A GREGORY TREASURY VOL. 1 reintroduces us to Gregory, a lovable, institutionalized boy in a straitjacket who speaks only in vowels. Sharing his small cell is a mortality challenged rat named Herman Vermin and a cheese-fixated mouse named Wendell. Together, they manage to generate more entertainment than a roomful of stand-up comedians (at a fraction of the cost)! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 176 pg. Trade paperback (5" x 7 3/8") $9.95

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 2
Written by Wendy and Richard Pini; art and cover by Wendy Pini


In stores March 17. Continuing DC's re-presentation of classic Elfquest material with a volume that collects ElfQuest #5-9. Cutter's tribe has happily melded with the Sun Village, but the elf chieftain still has a ways to go with Leetah, the beautiful healer. Cutter also decides the only way the elves will survive the encroachment of humans is for all the scattered elf tribes to be reunited. With Skywise, Cutter sets out on his journey, which includes a visit to the eerie Forbidden Grove!


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

CARTOON CARTOONS #28
Written by Sholly Fisch, Robbie Busch, Michael Kraiger, Jono Howard, Frank Strom and Jim Alexander; art by Mike Wetterhahn, Scott Underwood, Angus Bungay, Gary Fields, Tim Chi Ly, Matt Peters and Jared Deal; cover by Wetterhahn and Ly


In stores March 31. Courage the Cowardly Dog finds aliens in his master's bloodstream, while Ed Edd & Eddy find them in the back yard! Plus, a brand-new Kids Next Door tale!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

CARTOON CARTOONS VOL. 1: NAME THAT TOON! TP
Written by Danny Antonucci, Robbie Busch, Scott Cunningham, Michael Kraiger, Paul Kupperberg, Jesse McCann, Craig McCracken, Dan Slott, Frank Strom, Genndy Tartakovsky and Mo Willems; art by Jeff Albrecht, Ron Boyd, Angus Bungay, Dan Day, John Delaney, Vincent Deporter, Tim Harkins, Mike Kazaleh, Jonathan Royce, Neal Sternecky, Genndy Tartakovsky, Scott Underwood, Mike Wetterhahn, and Mo Willems; cover by Tartakovsky, Mike DeCarlo and Dave Schwartz


In stores March 10. The stars of the Cartoon Network can all be found in this fourth set of trade paperbacks in DC's new line of digest-sized collections! Each volume collects 110 pages of stories from CARTOON CARTOONS, DEXTER'S LABORATORY and CARTOON NETWORK STARRING, featuring the glories of Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow & Chicken, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, and I.M. Weasel! As Johnny Bravo would say, "Man, that's pretty!" For more information, see the feature article.


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

CARTOON CARTOONS VOL. 2: THE GANG'S ALL HERE! TP
Written by Scott Cunningham, Joe Edkin, Sholly Fisch, Chuck Kim, Michael Kraiger, Paul Kupperberg, Chris Nieratko, Dave Roman, John Rozum and Dan Slott; art by Jeff Albrecht, Bill Alger, Angus Bungay, Tim Chi Ly, Dan Day, Vincent Deporter, Tim Harkins, Mike Kazaleh, Scott McRae, Dan Simons, Mike Stern, Neal Sternecky, Genndy Tartakovsky, Gary Terry, Mike Wetterhahn and Bill Wray; cover by Tartakovsky, Albrecht, and David Feiss


In stores March 10. Don't miss the second great volume in this collection of stories from CARTOON CARTOONS, DEXTER'S LABORATORY and CARTOON NETWORK STARRING…, featuring all your favorite cartoon characters, including Johnny Bravo, Cow & Chicken, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy, I.M. Weasel, and more! For more information, see the feature article.


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

LOONEY TUNES #112
Written by Sam Agro and Bill Matheny; art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Neal Sternecky and Scott McRae; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo


In stores March 3. The Goofy Gophers battle Elmer Fudd; Foghorn Leghorn tries out extreme sports; and Daffy's unwanted junk mail chases him all the way to the moon!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #48
Written by Robbie Busch & Ian Boothby; art by Phil Moy, Christopher Cook & Mike DeCarlo; cover by Moy


In stores March 24. Star-struck Sedusa turns Townsville into a reality TV show! Plus, it's pandemonium when Mojo Jojo's yard sale arms Townsville to the teeth!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

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


In stores March 10. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the new CARTOON CARTOON digest-sized trade paperbacks, this volume collects THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #1-5, featuring the three lovable defenders of Townsville: Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles!


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

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


In stores March 10. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the new CARTOON CARTOON digest-sized trade paperbacks, this volume collects THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #6-10, as the girls square off against Mojo Jojo, Him and even more city-crushing baddies!


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

SCOOBY-DOO #82
Written by Alex Simmons and Ivan Velez Jr.; art by Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy & Robert Pope; cover by Joe Staton


In stores March 17. The Mystery Inc. gang gets assistance from spunky young ghost-hunter Gretta Ghoule in the case of a frighteningly realistic haunting! Plus, Scooby faces a fire-breathing Minotaur in the aisles of a haunted supermarket!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

THE AUTHORITY #10
Written by Robbie Morrison; art and cover Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores March 3. In the wake of COUP D'TAT, The Authority takes over as a new story arc begins - and it's a great jumping-on point for new readers! The American military stands defeated. The American government is in shambles. The Authority is finally applying their notions of a "finer world" on United States soil. So what do they do now? The hardest lessons of their short careers are on the horizon, as the Authority learn that caring for 250 million people is a little more difficult than they could have imagined. What do they do when there's no one left to punch?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE AUTHORITY: HARSH REALITIES TP
Written by Robbie Morrison; art by Dwayne Turner, Tan Eng Huat, Sal Regla, and Sandra Hope; cover by Turner and Regla


In stores March 24. An explosive collection reprinting THE AUTHORITY Vol. 2 #0-5! From a rogue vice dimension bent on destroying the planet as part of an elaborate gamble to an interdimensional corporation that has been strip-mining other realities for nearly a century, The Authority have their hands full like never before in this stunning trade paperback! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg Trade Paperback $14.95

COUP D'TAT AFTERWORD
Written by Mike Carey, Ed Brubaker, and various; art by Whilce Portacio, Sean Phillips, Carlos D'Anda, Chris Brunner, and various; cover by Portacio


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores March 10. As the dust settles from last month's massive COUP D'TAT crossover, here's a primer for where things stand in the Wildstorm Universe! Featuring character bios and art by a host of Wildstorm's finest artists, plus two 6-page previews of upcoming Eye of the Storm books: WETWORKS, by Mike Carey & Whilce Portacio, and SLEEPER SEASON TWO, by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

KAMIKAZE #6
Written by Humberto Ramos, Olallo Rubio and Francisco Herrera; art and cover by Herrera and Carlos "Lobo" Cuevas


CLIFFHANGER. In stores March 17. The climactic chapter to the Xtreme sports saga! The gang travels to Oaxaca to find the final piece to the Kamikaze puzzle, unaware that the FBI has sent a team there as well. Will Kamikaze claim more lives? Every question is answered and every mystery solved as Andy finally discovers what Kamikaze really is.


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

THE MAXX BOOK TWO TP
Written by Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs; art and cover by Kieth


CLIFFHANGER. In stores March 31. The adventures of Sam Kieth's bizarre hero The Maxx continue in this volume collecting issues #7-13 of the critically-acclaimed series! With a new painted cover, stunning imagery and plot by Kieth, plus additional dialogue by collaborator William Messner-Loebs, THE MAXX mixes reality with whimsy to tell the continuing saga of the Maxx and his soulmate/confidante, Julie. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

THE MAXX BOOK ONE TP - relist
Written by Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs; art and cover by Kieth


CLIFFHANGER. In stores March 31. Reoffered to coincide with THE MAXX BOOK TWO TP, this volume collects the first six issues of the groundbreaking series, introduces us to the surreal yet touching universe of The Maxx, a homeless super-hero who lives in a cardboard box on the street, and his social worker/soulmate, Julie. Featuring a cameo appearance by Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

PLANETARY #19
Written by Warren Ellis; art and covers by John Cassaday


In stores March 31. An immense object drifting into the solar system ought to be a source of delight for the mystery archaelogists of Planetary - but Elijah Snow knows it will drive the unseen member of the Four, Jacob Greene, out of hiding.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

PLANETARY: CROSSING WORLDS TP
Written by Warren Ellis; art by John Cassaday, Jerry Ordway, and Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Cassaday


In stores March 17. Three fantastic crossovers - all written by Warren Ellis - are collected in one spectacular trade paperback! This volume collects PLANETARY/THE AUTHORITY, PLANETARY/JLA, and PLANETARY/BATMAN, featuring gorgeous art by fan-favorites John Cassaday, Phil Jimenez and Jerry Ordway! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

PLANETARY: ALL OVER THE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES TP - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by John Cassaday


In stores March 17. Alan Moore provides the introduction to this handsome collection reprinting PLANETARY #1-6 and the PLANETARY PREVIEW that introduced the team. Re-offered to coincide with PLANETARY: CROSSING WORLDS TP.


FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

PLANETARY: THE FOURTH MAN TP - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by John Cassaday


In stores March 17. Reoffered to coincide with PLANETARY: CROSSING WORLDS TP, this trade paperback reprints issues #7-12 of the Eisner-Award nominated series. Since joining Planetary, Elijah Snow has traversed the world, uncovering its secret history and mysteries one by one. But a single nagging secret remains: Who is the mystery benefactor of Planetary, the mysterious "Fourth Man" who funds this vast global operation?


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

RELOAD/MEK TP
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti and Steve Rolston & Al Gordon; covers by Gulacy and Rolston


HOMAGE. In stores March 10. Two fantastic miniseries from master storyteller Warren Ellis collected in one great flip-book trade paperback! RELOAD, with art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti (CATWOMAN), is an espionage thriller that tells the story of Secret Service Agent Chris Royal and his mad scramble to find the woman who assassinated the U.S. President. MEK, featuring art by Steve Rolston (Pounded) & Al Gordon (TOM STRONG) is a tale of revenge set in a not-too-distant feature, where robotic enhancement has become the latest trend. This book will be printed in the flipbook format, with each story featuring a separate cover! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

ROBOTECH: INVASION #3
Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong; art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Omar Dogan; cover by Tommy Yune


In stores March 3. Lancer must face a very human enemy who's aiding the mysterious Invid race, while struggling to protect Carla, the new woman in his life. Will the new miniaturized Robotech mecha be enough to save them both? The fate of the 10th Mars Division also continues to linger until a big surprise arrives from the Robotech Expedition! Decades earlier in the companion story, Karl Riber must race to unravel a riddle of Robotechnology discovered by his mentor Dr. Lang as alien Zentraedi scouts descend on Mars Base in their search for the SDF-1!


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

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #20
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith and Eric Nguyen; cover by Jason Pearson


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores March 10. In the wake of February's COUP D'TAT crossover, the U.N. pulls Stormwatch's funding! Terrified to act contrary to the wishes of the new rulers of the Free World, the nations of Earth turn their backs on Team Achilles. Now Santini and his crew are cast adrift, forcing them to look for new sources of income and political legitimacy. Don't miss the cat and mouse game between two of WildStorm's most powerful teams, as human takes on super-human for the future of the planet!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #19
Written by Joe Casey; art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco; cover by Dustin Nguyen and Rian Hughes


EYE OF THE STORM. In stores March 24. Athens explodes as Coda War One begins in the wake of COUP D'TAT! What happens when you throw the FBI, Coda, Zealot and the most deadly assassin on Earth at one another? Answer: bullets, bombs, babes, blood and guts! When Zealot and Grand Sarin go one-on-one, the outcome is the shocker of the year!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #49
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores March 10. The conclusion to the 3-part "In Stinked." Jack the Junkie finds himself stuck between an angry tiger and a trio of even angrier mobsters, and only one of them is getting out of Jungle Garvey's Wild Animal Park alive. And if Jack does make it out of the zoo in one piece, can he finally beat the monkey on his back?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

FABLES #23
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores March 10. Boy Blue nurses a broken heart, Prince Charming recruits more Fables for his mayoral campaign, and Bigby and Snow team up to get to the bottom of Red Riding Hood's story. Meanwhile, the mysterious trio of Hugh, Drew, and Lou continue to wreak havoc in Manhattan. Meatheads beware: This time they've got guns.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HELLBLAZER #194
Written by Mike Carey; art by Leonardo Manco; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores March 31. Constantine's war with the Beast is done, but the repercussions go rolling on - not the least for John himself, as he wanders wounded through a shattered, shell-shocked London where an insane killer and a very strange little girl both take a deadly interest in his fate.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HELLBLAZER: SON OF MAN TP
Written by Garth Ennis; art by John Higgins; cover by Glenn Fabry


In stores March 10. A new trade paperback collecting HELLBLAZER #129-133, written by PREACHER co-creator Garth Ennis with art by WAR STORY's John Higgins. John Constantine's pulled a lot of shady stunts over the years, but perhaps none as bad as the time he "resurrected" organized crime boss Harry Cooper's 5-year-old son, Ronnie. Now, 15 years later, he's got to deal with the ungodly consequences of his actions as the now-adult Ronnie prepares to bring an unprecedented evil into the world. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

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


In stores March 10. Reoffered to coincide with HELLBLAZER: SON OF MAN, this volume reprints Garth Ennis' and Steve Dillon's final HELLBLAZER arc in issues #78-83 as well as the special one-shot HEARTLAND. John Constantine heads towards a final showdown with a revenge-crazed Satan during a raging race riot, and in addition to desperately trying to save his dwindling number of living friends, Constantine also has one final reunion with his lost love Kit.


MATURE READERS


FC, 224 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

HUMAN TARGET #8
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Cliff Chiang


In stores March 24. Part 2 of the 3-part "Which Way the Wind Blows." It's been over 30 years since anyone's seen American terrorist James Malloy. He could look like anyone - including Christopher Chance. That's what Charlie Rivers thinks, and he already has Chance lined up in his crosshairs. It's what the mysterious agent tracking Malloy thinks, and he's ready to take him down by any means necessary. And of course, the actual Malloy is waiting to show all three the deadly consequences of forgetting your political roots…


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

IT'S A BIRD… HC
Written by Steven T. Seagle; painted art and cover by Teddy Kristiansen


Advance-solicited; in stores April 14. A stunning semi-autobiographical VERTIGO hardcover that tells one of the most realistic Superman tales ever…without featuring Superman. Steve's given the assignment every writer dreams of: to write Superman. Only Steve can't relate to a Man of Steel - not when his own fears of death haunt him. Explore the cultural significance of a comic-book icon as Steve comes to terms with Superman's importance and power as a fictional ideal. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 136 pg. Hardcover $24.95

THE LOSERS #10
Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock


In stores March 24. Part 2 of the 5-part "Island Life." Time is running out as the Losers race to uncover Max's secret operation on the Caribbean isle of Montserrat. But when the site turns out to be buried under a mountain of mud and ash from the volcanic eruption of 1997, it looks like their nemesis may just beat them to the prize. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Marvin Stegler is assigned a top-secret mission that will set him on a collision course with the Losers...


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

LUCIFER #48
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores March 17. Part 3 of the 4-part "Stitchglass Slide." Thole's little love nest did the trick - but the mate he's attracted is a fanged horror who sees the human boy Martin as no more than finger food. And Lucifer continues to evict immortals from his cosmos - using any means necessary.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LUCIFER: DEVIL IN THE GATEWAY TP - relist
Written by Mike Carey; art by Scott Hampton, Chris Weston and James Hodgkins; painted cover by Duncan Fegredo


In stores March 17. Reoffered to coincide with the LUCIFER MINI BUST (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, #12). The Prince of Darkness is spotlighted in this collection containing THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: LUCIFER 3-issue miniseries, as well as the first four issues of the LUCIFER ongoing series.


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

MIDNIGHT, MASS: HERE THERE BE MONSTERS #3
Written by John Rozum; art by Paul Lee; cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores March 31. A tense summit with the Monster Council of Elders leaves Adam and Julia Kadmon wondering if they really can oppose Magellan's monster colony alone - especially since the Council wants Magellan back alive. Meanwhile, Jenny struggles to fit in with the town's teenagers - but her connection to the Kadmons may be her biggest obstacle to new friendships.


MATURE READERS


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

MY FAITH IN FRANKIE #3
Written by Mike Carey; art by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel; cover by Hempel


In stores March 3. The fight to reclaim Frankie's faith - not to mention her heart and soul - continues. Frankie's personal god Jeriven wakes up in the middle of the street to find himself naked, bloody and…human? Will a bottle of whisky and Kay's chicken soup help him stand up to dashing Dean and his demon minions?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 4) $2.95

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


In stores March 10 Reoffered to coincide with MEK/RELOAD TP, also by Warren Ellis, this hardcover graphic novel with art by Colleen Doran explores man's relationship with the last unexplored frontier: space. When a space shuttle missing for a decade zooms back to Earth with seemingly alien modifications and a missing crew, three specialists cheated out of their dreams of spaceflight are the only ones who can unravel the mysteries behind the bizarre situation.


MATURE READERS


FC, 104 pg. Hardcover $24.95

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THESSALY - WITCH FOR HIRE #2
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Shawn McManus; painted cover by Tara McPherson


In stores March 3. The second thrilling miniseries focusing on THE SANDMAN's Thessaly continues. Now that Thessaly has Fetch right where she wants him - trapped in a mirror and at her mercy - he's quite possibly the most annoying captive ever. But when the deadly witch literally pulls information out of him, the bodies start to pile up. It seems Fetch has one last trick up his sleeve…will this new monster be Thess's last stand?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 4) $2.95

SWAMP THING #1
Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Enriqu Breccia


In stores March 3. The original Swamp Thing is back…and nothing will ever be the same. Andy Diggle and Enriqu Breccia join forces to bring new life to the swamp, as its defender is reintroduced to VERTIGO in an all-new ongoing series. Stripped of Alec Holland's human conscience, the Swamp Thing seeks to restore balance to the natural world by destroying his own daughter Tef, herself a powerful Elemental, and his loving wife Abby. Can HELLBLAZER's John Constantine prevent humanity from getting caught in the crossfire? For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Steven Bissette and John Totleben


In stores March 3. Reoffered to coincide with SWAMP THING #1, this volume contains issues #21-27 of Alan Moore's acclaimed run on SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING. Included among these stories is "The Anatomy Lesson," the story that forever redefined the long-established character.


MATURE READERS


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

Y: THE LAST MAN #20
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by Aron Weisenfeld


In stores March 3. Concluding the 3-part story "Safeword." What really happened to Yorick Brown in the first days after the Plague killed every other male on earth? Find out, as this psychosexual journey through the memories of the last man comes to a haunting end.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

Y: THE LAST MAN - ONE SMALL STEP TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra, Jos Marzn, Jr., and Paul Chadwick; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores March 17. The adventures of Yorick Brown continue in Y: THE LAST MAN: ONE SMALL STEP, collecting issues #11-17 of the critically acclaimed series. A Russian Soyuz capsule is coming down from the International Space Station carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick's tenure as last living male? For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 168 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #440
Written and illustrated by "The Usual Gang of Idiots"


In stores March 3. Spring has sprung, and hope springs eternal - hope for a hilarious new issue of MAD! We encourage you to celebrate the dawn of a new season with the side-splitting humor that only the Usual Gang of Idiots can deliver (in 15 minutes or less!).


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

MAD COLOR SPECIAL #9
Written and illustrated by "The Usual Gang of Idiots"


In stores March 10. Another jam-packed issue of MAD COLOR SPECIAL contains the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers' Choice picks, and other fun features!


FC, 48 pg. Magazine Format $3.99

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 March-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.

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE: BATMAN
Retro-solicited; in stores February 25, 2004. Manufactured by Japanese manufacturer Yamato exclusively for the Japanese toy market, these limited-edition Batman figures are available in the U.S. for the first time through special arrangement with DC Direct! The BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR'S ACTION FIGURE stands 6" tall and comes with a rooftop base (2" high x 3 " across) and a Batarang (2 1/8" across), and a randomly inserted collectible card featuring Batman comic-book cover art. This figure is limited to 5,000 pieces. For more information, see the feature article.


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BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE: ROBIN
Retro-solicited; in stores February 25, 2004. The ROBIN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR'S ACTION FIGURE stands 5" tall and comes with a base (3" deep x 3" across) with a "brick" backdrop (3 " across x 5" high" - some assembly required), a staff (5" long), a Batarang (1" long), a fire hydrant (1" high), and a randomly inserted collectible card featuring Batman comic-book cover art. This figure is limited to 5,000 pieces. For more information, see the feature article.


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BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE: HARLEY QUINN
Retro-solicited; in stores February 25, 2004. The HARLEY QUINN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR'S ACTION FIGURE stands 5" tall and comes with an elaborate base consisting of a floor (3 3/4" across x 2 1/4" deep), a "wall" backdrop (6" high), a "mirror" (5 3/4" high), and a Joker "mirror" (assembly of base required). The figure also comes with a pop gun with "Bang" flag (2 3/4" long when assembled), a "jester" in the box (2" high), and a randomly inserted collectible card featuring Batman comic-book cover art. This figure is limited to 5,000 pieces. For more information, see the feature article.


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BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE: THE JOKER
Retro-solicited; in stores February 25, 2004. THE JOKER JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR'S ACTION FIGURE stands 5" tall and comes with a "bomb" accessory, a "horn" accessory (1" high) and an elaborate 3 part "bank vault" base (assembly required) consisting of the base "floor" (2 1/2" x 3 3/4"), the "wall" of the vault (5 3/4" high x 3 3/4" across) and a vault door (3 1/2" across). This figure also comes with a randomly inserted collectible card featuring Batman comic-book cover art and is limited to 5,000 pieces. For more information, see the feature article.


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Retailers please note: The DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: BATMAN, ROBIN, THE JOKER & SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments as well as singles. Consult your retailer Order Form for packaging details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores July 21, 2004. Frank Miller's seminal work on the gritty, landmark BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS changed the landscape of comics. Now, DC Direct offers a series of figures based on four of the series' main characters! Batman emerges from a decade in hiding to bring justice to the streets of Gotham. But can he withstand the damage caused by the passage of time? THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 7 3/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes with a bat-a-rang with rope. This figure also includes a sidewalk base and comes packaged in a 4-color window box.


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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: ROBIN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores July 21, 2004. In the bleak future of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, there's a new Robin at Batman's side - Carrie Kelly, a young girl whose life was saved by the grim hero! The DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: ROBIN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 4 7/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes with a slingshot and rope. This figure also includes a sidewalk base with lamp and a glow-in-the-dark street lamp and comes packaged in a 4-color window box.


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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores July 21, 2004. Even a decade in the future, the green-haired, grinning madman known as The Joker remains Batman's greatest foe! The DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 5/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes with a two pistols and a Joker doll. This figure also includes a sidewalk base and comes packaged in a 4-color window box.


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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores July 21, 2004. Once, the MAN OF STEEL fought side-by-side with the Dark Knight. Now, they fight toe-to-toe at the behest of a former U.S. President! THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 7 3/8" tall, features multiple points of articulation and comes with a crushed Bat-armor helmet and a Kryptonite arrow. This figure also includes a sidewalk base and comes packaged in a 4-color window box.


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DC COMICS CLASSIC ANIMATION MAQUETTE SERIES: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: THE JOKER
Sculpted by John G Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores July 7, 2004. Batman: The Animated Series reinvented the Dark Knight's famed Rogues' Gallery, reimagining that motley crew of villains in a new light. The Joker takes perverse joy in wreaking havoc upon the innocents of Gotham City, cackling with glee at the terror he creates! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 9 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" wide x 4 1/4" deep, includes a full color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Maquette $89.95

A DEATH GALLERY POSTER
Art by Brian Bolland


Advance-solicited; in stores July 21, 2004. The latest poster in the stunning Brian Bolland collection captures an image of THE SANDMAN's Death. DC Direct brings to you this image from THE DEATH GALLERY #1 in a full color 24" x 36" poster.


FC, Poster $7.95

GREEN LANTERN: HAL JORDAN POWER BATTERY BOOKENDS
Advance-solicited; in stores July 14, 2004. Limited to 1,000 pieces. The emerald Power Rings of the Green Lantern Corps are among the mightiest weapons in the universe, and can only be charged using a power battery. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain set of bookends includes a full color certificate of authenticity. Each side measures approximately 8 1/4" tall x 3 1/2 wide x 4 1/2 deep and are packaged together in a 4-color box.


FC, Bookend $125.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: AQUAMAN MINI-MAQUETTE
Advance-solicited; in stores July 14, 2004. Aquaman continues DC Direct's series of mini-maquettes based on the highly collectible, sold-out 2002 maquette line! The JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: AQUAMAN MINI-MAQUETTE is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-maquette measuring approximately 5 5/8" tall x 2 1/2" wide x 2 1/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. Collect all eight mini-maquettes in this series!


FC, Mini-maquette $29.95

TEEN TITANS POSTER
Art by Michael Turner


Advance-solicited; in stores July 21, 2004. TEEN TITANS was one of the hottest launches of 2003. Now you can adorn your walls with this dynamic full color, 24" x 36" poster from the cover of the first issue illustrated by fan-favorite Michael Turner!


FC, Poster $7.95

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


Advance-solicited; in stores July 14, 2004. He'll eat your eyes and swallow your mind. Once a serial killer, he is the nightmare created by Morpheus to devour dreams. He winks a toothy eyed-grin from beneath his shades and gnaws away at the nightmare realms beyond sleep. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-bust measures approximately 5 3/4" high x 2 3/4" wide x 2 1/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-bust $45.00

WONDER WOMAN INVISIBLE PLANE REPLICA
Advance-solicited; in stores July 28, 2004. When Wonder Woman travels, she flies in style…in the world's only Invisible Plane! DC Direct Gallery introduces the much-requested Invisible Plane, a high-end, limited-edition, clear cold-cast porcelain replica on a hand-painted removable base. This replica measures approximately 4 1 /2" tall X 15 1/2" long X 12 1 /2" wide. This replica, limited to 1,250, also includes a non-removable Wonder Woman figure seated in the plane, A 4-color JLA charter membership document (11" X 8 1/2"), a blueprint of the plane (22" X 16") and a gold-plated JLA sanctuary key that measures 2 3/4" X 3" long X 1/4" deep. Packaged in an elegant gift box with gold foil stamping.


FC. Replica $249.95

 
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