DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping April, 2004

Tue, January 20th, 2004 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 April, 2004.

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #793
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 April 7. The conclusion of "The Surrogate!" Batman struggles for a way to safety through a mountain of rubble as Leslie Thompkins desperately tries to save an innocent woman and her unborn child! And in the back-up by A.J. Lieberman, Jean-Jacques Dzialowski and Dan Green, the Tailor gets ready for a battle he knows he can't win!


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

BATMAN #626
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores April 28. Part 1 of the 5-issue thriller "As the Crow Flies," written by Judd Winick with art by WILDCATS VERSION 3.0's Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend and painted covers by Matt Wagner! Gotham's underworld is thrown into turmoil as its crimelords slip into a rabid - and murderous - frenzy. Is it coincidence, or part of an elaborate and sinister powerplay? Join a hot new creative team for an unforgettable soon-to-be classic! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Don't miss Batman guest appearances in GREEN ARROW #37 and WONDER WOMAN #203!

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #178
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Jean-Jacques Dzialowski and George Rodriguez; cover by Jock


In stores April 14. Part 2 of the 2-part "Lost Cargo," a tale set in current continuity told by Devin Grayson (NIGHTWING) with art by Jean-Jacques Dzialowski (BATGIRL) and George Rodriguez. The clock is ticking on the lives of 30 exotic dancers, and Batman is nowhere to be found. But Catwoman and Matches Malone are on the case! Waitaminute…Catwoman is working with Matches!?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #52
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Al Barrionuevo and Francis Portela; cover by Lee Bermejo


In stores April 21. For two months, Hush has tormented the Riddler. But now the Joker is stepping in, and when these arch-villains draw their lines in the sand, you can count on blood being spilled! Meanwhile, Batman, Robin, and Oracle desperately attempt to track Hush, but all their leads run into dead ends. And when the mysterious Tailor enters the picture carrying vital information that could shift Gotham's balance of power square into Hush's hands, things get even worse. All that and the Penguin, too!


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

BATGIRL #51
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by James Jean


In stores April 28. A mysterious environmental artist is the talk of Gotham City, but her Garden of Eden is having disturbing effects on the city's population. That can mean only one thing: Poison Ivy's back! Can Batgirl nip Ivy's plan in the bud before Gotham is overrun by psychotropic green?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL: FISTS OF FURY TP
Written by Kelley Puckett and Scott Peterson; art by Damion Scott, Phil Noto, Vincent Giarrano, Robert Campanella, and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Scott and Campanella


In stores April 14. A thrilling trade paperback collecting BATGIRL #15-16, 21, and 26-28! In this action-packed volume, Batgirl faces the deadliest of Gotham's villains - the Joker - who gets the "Last Laugh" when Cassandra and guest-star Spoiler must also defeat a "jokerized" Shadow Thief. Then, can Batgirl stop the father of a young boy from making a lethal mistake? And just who are the mysterious agents that are after our heroine? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

BATGIRL: A KNIGHT ALONE TP - relist
Written by Kelley Puckett; art by Damion Scott, Coy Turnbull, Robert Campanella, Dan Davis, and John Lowe; cover by Scott and Campanella


In stores April 14. Reoffered to coincide with the BATGIRL: FISTS OF FURY TP, this volume collects BATGIRL #7-11, 13 and 14. Batgirl was once able to sense when attacks were coming. But now she seems to have lost her special talents, and Lady Shiva's looking for a fight.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

BATMAN ADVENTURES #13
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


In stores April 21. Who's in charge of Gotham City? The Penguin and Batman face off over it - but you'll be surprised by the answer!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: CITY OF LIGHT #7


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


In stores April 7. The penultimate chapter of the engrossing miniseries! Purge has kidnapped another victim, and Tower One threatens to smash Detectives Allen and Montoya to smithereens. Can Batman keep his crumbling psyche together long enough to save them all?


FC, 32 pg. (7 of 8) $2.95

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


In stores April 14. The pulse-pounding conclusion to one of the year's most shocking miniseries! Batman's greatest adversary has fallen, but the danger hasn't passed. Nyssa's endgame reaches the point of no return in Metropolis, while the ultimate legacy of Ra's al Ghul plays out a world away in Arabia. Batman can't be in two places at once, which means something bad is going to happen. Who will pay the price?


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

BATMAN: HARLEY & IVY #1
Written by Paul Dini; art by Bruce Timm and Shane Glines; painted cover by Timm


In stores April 28. The highly anticipated miniseries by Paul Dini & Bruce Timm - the superstar creators of Batman: The Animated Series - kicks off! A snafu by Harley sends Poison Ivy back to Arkham, and Ivy swears off working with Harley forever. But Harley won't take no for an answer, so when Ivy breaks out and heads to South America, Harley's right behind her. Oily politicians and cutthroat mercenaries abound! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 3) $2.50

HARLEY & IVY: LOVE ON THE LAM - relist
Written by Judd Winick; painted art and cover by Joe Chiodo


In stores April 28. Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: HARLEY & IVY #1! Before Harley Quinn got her own monthly series, she teamed up with Poison Ivy for an unforgettable night on the town filled with wacky hijinx and unfortunate scenarios. These two ladies of Gotham are lovingly brought to life by writer Judd Winick and painter Joe Chiodo.


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

BATMAN IN WORLD'S FINEST ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Bill Finger, Don Cameron, and various; art by Bob Kane, Win Mortimer, Jim Mooney, Dick Sprang, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley and various; cover by Kane


In stores April 14. Batman and Robin are perhaps the most famous super-hero team in comics history. Relive some of the Dynamic Duo's classic first adventures in this 240-page hardcover, reprinting 16 adventures from WORLD'S FINEST #17-32, circa 1941-1948! Only one of these stories has been reprinted since its original release! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 228 pg. Hardcover $49.95

BATMAN IN WORLD'S FINEST ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC - relist
Written by Bill Finger; art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, and various; cover by Kane


In stores April 14. Reoffered to coincide with the BATMAN IN WORLD'S FINEST ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC, this volume collects the first seventeen solo adventures of the Dynamic Duo from WORLD'S FINEST COMICS - most of them unseen for over 60 years! These stories include the first appearance of the Scarecrow and the last appearance of the rotund Alfred.


FC, 240 pg. Hardcover $49.95

BIRDS OF PREY #66
Written by Gail Simone; art by Michael Golden and Mike Manley; cover by Alex Toth


In stores April 21. A special issue featuring guest art by Michael Golden & Mike Manley, with a spectacular cover by the legendary Alex Toth! Canary discovers that a bizarre link to the past may have deadly consequences in the present, as she uncovers a time when the Golden Age Birds of Prey stalked a serial killer!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #30
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti


In stores April 28. Place your bets - the climactic battle between Catwoman and Zeiss happens here! With all her friends deserting her and the East End slipping through her grasp, can Selina survive a rooftop showdown with a villain who once fought Batman to a standstill?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #18
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Greg Scott; cover by Lark and Stefano Gaudiano


In stores April 14. As the cops of Gotham Central put their lives back together after the Joker's assault, their hottest homicide case comes to a head! The connections to murders in a pharmaceutical company run much deeper than anyone imagined, and have attracted the attention of one of Gotham's masked vigilantes. The bodies are piling up, and time's running out!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM CENTRAL TP
Written by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Michael Lark


In stores April 28. Collecting the first five issues of the critically acclaimed series! After the gruesome murder of two cops, Gotham's Special Crimes Unit is in a race against time to bring in Mister Freeze…without the help of the Dark Knight! Plus, a sketchbook by Michael Lark and an introduction by mystery grandmaster Lawrence Block. For more information, see the feature article.


FC. 128 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

BATMAN: NINE LIVES SC - relist
Written by Dean Motter; art and cover by Michael Lark


ELSEWORLDS. In stores April 28. Reoffered to coincide with the GOTHAM CENTRAL TP! In this acclaimed adventure, the vigilante known as the Bat-Man discovers the dead body of his ex-girlfriend, Selina Kyle. But can he find her killer? This gripping tale is told in a sideways "landscape" format to better showcase the graphic, cinematic style of the art.


FC. 128 pg. Softcover (10 1/2" x 6 7/8") $17.95

NIGHTWING #92
Written by Devin Grayson; art by Manuel Garcia and Andy Owens; cover by Scott McDaniel and Owens


In stores April 14. Classic NIGHTWING artist Scott McDaniel contributes the cover to an issue featuring the battle of the century: Nightwing vs. Blockbuster! Blockbuster has thrown every resource at his disposal into his war against Dick Grayson, and Nightwing has weathered the storm despite a slew of shocking casualties. But now the war boils down to two men, face to face at last!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #125
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Francisco Rodriguez de la Fuente and Aaron Sowd; cover by Jason Pearson


In stores April 21. Johnny Warlock's plan of vengeance against Robin is set in motion - but that's the least of the Boy Wonder's problems! Tim Drake's greatest fear has come to pass, as his secret identity has unraveled, casting a cloud of uncertainty over his future as Robin!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #814
Written by Chuck Austen; art by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos; cover by Arthur Adams


In stores April 14. The new creative team of Chuck Austen, Ivan Reis & Marc Campos and cover artist Arthur Adams takes over! A day in the life for anyone else would be ordinary, but not for Superman! There are robbers to catch, children to save, and the hordes of Apokolips to stop. And Darkseid and his minions provide only a hint of the threats on the way to challenge the Man of Steel. Plus, Lois tries to hide that Clark's job at the Daily Planet is in jeopardy! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #627
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Matthew Clark and Nelson; cover by Gene Ha


In stores April 21. The debut of new team of acclaimed writer Greg Rucka, Matthew Clark & Nelson and cover artist Gene Ha! An old foe comes to Metropolis with murder - and something much more sinister - on his mind. Meanwhile, Clark's job troubles continue as he rides along with the Special Crimes Unit. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUPERMAN #204
Written by Brian Azzarello; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores April 28. Fan favorites Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee & Scott Williams take on the Man of Steel in an extra-sized issue! As people around the world disappear, a new world threat tests Superman like never before reveals itself! Plus, the introduction of Father Leone, a figure who will play an important role in coming months. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 40 pg. $2.50

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #9
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Michael Turner


In stores April 21. Jeph Loeb and Michael Turner continue the thrilling saga "The Supergirl From Krypton!" The mysterious girl trapped inside the Kryptonite meteor that fell to Earth is taken to the Fortress of Solitude, where Superman and Batman try to teach her to fit into our society. But on Apokolips, someone else has plans for her, as do the Amazons!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES HC
Written by Jeph Loeb; art by Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines and Tim Sale; cover by McGuinness


In stores April 21. Comics' most iconic characters join forces in this fantastic hardcover collecting the first six issues of the fan-favorite series! Jeph Loeb and artists Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines joined forces for this fantastic tale that pits the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight against a top-secret team backed by Lex Luthor! Can our heroes take down a team composed of such powerhouses as Captain Marvel, Hawkman, Power Girl, and Black Lightning? You better believe it! Plus, a 2-page story by Loeb & Tim Sale and a new cover and sketchbook section by McGuinness! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Hardcover $19.95

SUPERMAN: 'TIL DEATH DO US PART TP - relist
Written by Joe Kelly, Jeph Loeb, Mark Schultz, J.M. DeMatteis, Stuart Immonen and Jay Faerber; art by Ed McGuinness, Doug Mahnke, Kano, Yanick Paquette, Immonen and various; cover by Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores April 21. Reoffered to coincide with the SUPERMAN/BATMAN HC, also featuring art by Ed McGuinness! Could one of Superman's deadliest foes be the answer to Clark's and Lois' troubles? Reprinting SUPERMAN #155-157, THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #577-578, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #99-100, and ACTION COMICS #764-765.


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT #9
Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


In stores April 7. The exciting miniseries exploring Superman's origins continues! Clark Kent uncovers what Lex Luthor really has planned for Metropolis, and it could mean the end of Superman. Meanwhile, the Man of Steel gets his first real glimpse of his lost homeworld.


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

SUPERMAN: THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN TP - relist
Written by Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern and Gerard Jones; art by Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, Jurgens, M.D. Bright and various; cover by various


In stores April 14. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the RETURN OF SUPERMAN: BLACK-SUITED SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE (solicited in Previews Volume XII #12), this trade paperback collects the entire "Reign of the Supermen" storyline that followed "The Death of Superman."


FC, 480 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY #4
Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Stuart Immonen


In stores April 21. The miniseries chronicling the life of a real-world Clark Kent concludes! The new Superman is close to the end of his life…his power ebbing and the world changing around him. Can he face one final challenge?


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

SMALLVILLE TP
Written by Mark Verheiden, Clint Carpenter and Michael Green; art by Roy Allan Martinez, Kilian Plunkett, John Paul Leon, Renato Guedes, Tom Derenick, Mark Morales, Oclair Albert, Norm Rapmund, and Adam DeKraker; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores April 7. Nine exciting comics stories featuring characters from the hit WB! series explode in this 160-page trade paperback collecting material from SMALLVILLE: THE COMIC and SMALLVILLE #1-4! Clark Kent battles a raptor-like Kryptonite freak and an invisible foe in Smallville, while strange things happen at the Miss Smallville beauty pageant. Plus, find out what Chloe did on her summer internship at the Daily Planet! All this, and much, much more! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

SMALLVILLE: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores April 7. Reoffered to coincide with the SMALLVILLE TP! Clark Kent (played by actor Tom Welling on the show), stands approximately 6 3/8" tall, has 7 points of articulation and thermal chromatic hands that change color. Clark comes with a removable backpack, a 1 1/4" block of Kryptonite and a collectible trading card from Inkworks featuring a photo of the character. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack.


FC, Action Figure PI

DC UNIVERSE

AQUAMAN #17
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer


In stores April 14. Martian Manhunter guest stars as "American Tidal" continues! Thousands are trapped beneath the ruins of San Diego, scared and starving - but somehow able to breathe underwater! It's up to Aquaman to dig them out of the wreckage with the aid of Martian Manhunter. Meanwhile, San Diego survivor Lorena Marquez wakes up in JLA HQ, wondering how she wound up on the moon!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BIZARRO COMICS SC - relist
Written by Chris Duffy, Kyle Baker, Ivan Brunetti, Eddie Campbell, Mark Crilley, Evan Dorkin, Bob Fingerman, Sam Henderson, Dylan Horrocks, Chip Kidd, James Kochalka, Paul Pope, Andi Watson, and various; art by Stephen DeStefano, Jessica Abel, Baker, Dave Cooper, Crilley, Dorkin, Hunt Emerson, Fingerman, Dean Haspiel, Horrocks, John Kerschbaum, Jason Little, Tony Millionaire, Pat McKeown, Brian Ralph, Jay Stephens, Craig Thompson, Watson, Bill Wray and various; cover by Matt Groening


In stores April 21. A host of comics' most innovative writers and artists contribute their unique takes on the characters populating the DC Universe. This softcover edition of the original hardcover features a "bookend" story by Chris Duffy and Stephen DeStefano and includes the Eisner Award-winning short story "Letitia Lerner - Superman's Babysitter" by Kyle Baker and Liz Glass.


FC, 240 pg. Softcover $19.95

CAPER #7
Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by John Severin


In stores April 28. Writer Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW) and artist John Severin (Rawhide Kid) expose the seedy side of 1970s Hollywood in this murder mystery! Debbie Ashley has been brutally murdered, her husband John Hawks is the only suspect, and the world is only going to get messier. As the secrets of Tinseltown's elite begin to surface, no one involved may be safe from an insane killer seeking to bring justice to those he sees as "unclean" - starting with the Hollywood inner circle that John and Debbie were part of.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (7 of 12) $2.95

ENGINEHEAD #1


Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Ted McKeever


In stores April 7. A thrilling miniseries by Joe Kelly & Ted McKeever melds six heroes into one machine-based super-hero: Enginehead! The action goes down in Irontown, as Enginehead is created from a handful of DC heroes, Professor Emil Hamilton, Automan, Rosie the Riveter, among them. But what noble purpose will Enginehead serve? And how will this mechanical beast interact with the rest of the DCU? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 8) $2.50

FALLEN ANGEL #10
Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores April 14. The Angel brings a piece of the cross to Sister Anne, but instead of being grateful, she demands that Lee make amends for the blood she shed in getting the shard. Which leads her back to Bte Noire, and her victim: Black Mariah!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE FLASH #209
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Howard Porter and Livesay; cover by Michael Turner


In stores April 28. Get ready for the race to be Fastest Hero Alive: Superman vs. The Flash! The JLA doesn't like being left in the dark when it comes to their members' personal lives…especially when a longtime teammate refuses to divulge his true identity. But Flash doesn't have time to hang around the Watchtower while Keystone City is in trouble - so it's up to Superman to bring him back!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

FRACTION #1
Written by David Tischman; art by Timothy Green II; cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC FOCUS. In stores April 21. The newest DC Focus series tells the tale of four tough Philly guys who steal the components of a powerful battle suit! When they split the parts between them, all their lives are changed as paranoia and in-fighting turn them against one another. And someone out there wants the suit back. What would you do for a piece of the action? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN ARROW #37
Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez


In stores April 14. Part 4 of the 5-part "City Walls!" The Riddler's setting off weapons of mass destruction? Giant demons are holding Star City under martial law? Gangsters are fighting side by side with cops? Batman's looking for answers in the occult? Are you sure this is GREEN ARROW?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #176
Written by Ron Marz; art by Luke Ross and Rodney Ramos; cover by Brandon Peterson


In stores April 28. The new creative team of writer Ron Marz and penciller Luke Ross (Scion) takes over, as Kyle Rayner's creator returns to write a story that will set the stage for the future of GREEN LANTERN! After more than a year in space, Kyle returns to Earth. But he soon learns that sometimes you can't go home again, as he finds life has gone on without him in Part 1 of the 6-part "Homecoming?" For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

HARD TIME #3
Written by Steve Gerber; art by Brian Hurtt; cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC FOCUS. In stores April 7. Ethan Harrow's harrowing stint in jail continues! Nobody knows how a skinhead was beaten to a pulp in a secure cell at State Penitentiary - but everyone knows it has something to do with the new kid. Ethan is being watched by the inmate cliques of State, the prison shrink, and a terrifying self-appointed preacher - and he's about to find out that friends aren't what they seem.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HAWKMAN #27
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Sean Phillips


In stores April 21. The critically acclaimed team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (SLEEPER) steps in for a hard-hitting Past Lives tale steeped in mystery! A Pinkerton Detective on the trail of a stolen artifact stumbles across his long-lost love, a tragic beauty who has turned to crime and drug-addiction in the sleazy red-light districts of World War I-era St. Roch. But will their meeting be the death or them both?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #15
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade Von Grawbadger; painted cover by John Van Fleet


In stores April 14. Former H-E-R-O device owner Robby Reed stars in an issue featuring the debut of new series artist Dale Eaglesham (Sigil)! Of all the people who've possessed the H-E-R-O device, Robby Reed had it the longest. For years, he transformed into heroes like "Giant Boy," "King Kandy" and "The Mighty Moppet." Now, decades later, he shows up at the door of Jerry Feldon (last seen using the device in H-E-R-O #1-4) and tells him that they've got to track it down together! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #96
Written by John Byrne and Chris Claremont; art and cover by Byrne and Jerry Ordway


In stores April 14. John Byrne and Chris Claremont's landmark "The Tenth Circle" continues with Part 3 of 6! The Circle has turned the JLA against one another - and it looks like it's up to Wonder Woman to close the Circle completely! And for a moment, it looks like she does! Plus, we meet more mysterious allies, and learn of a connection to the JLA's Faith!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA #97
Written by John Byrne and Chris Claremont; art and cover by Byrne and Jerry Ordway


In stores April 28. The John Byrne/Chris Claremont/Jerry Ordway blockbuster "10th Circle" arc continues with Part 4 of 6! A critically wounded Wonder Woman bears a "message" to the rest of the JLA - one that sends her teammates on an unexpected journey to the Florida Keys. Meanwhile, the mysterious Nudge tries to free Superman from the thrall of the vampire coven before its sinister plans are unleashed against a small, southwestern town!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA: KID AMAZO HC
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Rob Haynes


Advance-solicited; In stores May 5. A stunning new 96-page hardcover graphic novel by super-hot writer Peter Milligan (HUMAN TARGET, X-Statix) and illustrated by cutting-edge artist Rob Haynes (Daredevil: Ninja)! When college student Pete Halloran learns that he's actually the son of JLA adversary Amazo, his life is turned upside-down. He's hard-wired to fight his father's enemies, and his malevolent nature may force him to carry out his destiny. How will the JLA confront two villains who possess all their powers? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. Hardcover $24.95

JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE - relist
Written by Paul Dini; art and cover by Alex Ross


In stores April 28. Reoffered to coincide with the FLASH/SUPERMAN COLLECTOR'S PLATE (solicited in PREVIEWS Vol. XIII No. 10) ! The original members of the classic Justice League are back in an original graphic novel told in sequential comic-book storytelling by multiple award-winners Paul Dini and Alex Ross! The JLA must confront a threat from space in the form of a deadly space-borne virus that sets off a chain reaction of worldwide fear and panic.


FC, 96 pg. Oversized softcover (10" x 13") $9.95

JLA: ONE MILLION TP - NEW PRINTING
Written by Grant Morrison and various; art by Val Semeiks, Prentis Rollins and various; cover by Semeiks and Rollins


In stores April 21. The event that brought the JLA face to face with their 853rd century successors is collected in a new printing of the mammoth trade paperback! Telling the story of the JLA's first meeting with Justice Legion A - an encounter that nearly became their doom - the JLA: ONE MILLION collection reprints issues #1-4 of the popular DC ONE MILLION miniseries. Also included are the #1,000,000th issues of JLA and STARMAN in their entirety, along with portions of the tie-in issues of DETECTIVE COMICS, GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW, and RESURRECTION MAN. This collection was previously issued as DC ONE MILLION. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 208 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

JLA: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TP
Written by Joe Kelly and Rick Veitch; art by Darryl Banks, Wayne Faucher, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Duncan Rouleau and Aaron Sowd; cover by Mahnke and Nguyen


In stores April 7. In this trade paperback collecting JLA #77-82, the World's Greatest Super-Heroes must confront Mnemon's attack on the solar system, followed by a visit to an alien world as the team tries its hand at being proactive. Plus, the 3-part story "White Rage," in which a commune of metahumans comes under attack and the JLA is all that stands between them and the U.S. Army. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

JLA: THE OBSIDIAN AGE BOOK ONE TP - relist
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Mahnke


In stores April 7. Reoffered to coincide with the JLA: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TP, this 160-page trade paperback collects the first half of the "Obsidian Age: The Hunt for Aquaman" saga from JLA #66-71! BOOK ONE introduces Faith, the enigmatic Manitou Raven and the threat of the Ancients.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

JLA: THE OBSIDIAN AGE BOOK TWO TP - relist
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Yvel Guichet, Mark Propst, Lewis LaRosa, Al Milgrom, Dietrich Smith, Darryl Banks, Sean Parsons, and Wayne Faucher; cover by Mahnke


In stores April 7. Reoffered to coincide with the JLA: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TP, this volume collects JLA #72-76, as the JLAers fight back from death to stop the Ancients from rewriting history. Aquaman has been found, but now he and the Atlanteans must be rescued.


FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

JSA #60
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne; cover by Ethan Van Sciver


In stores April 14. The murder of a new legacy hero in the deep South puts the JSA on the trail of a very unlikely killer. Mr. Terrific, Doctor Mid-Nite, Flash and Hourman take the spotlight in this twisted mystery tale! Plus, the new Doctor Fate gets a visit from the Spectre.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #30
Written by Stuart Moore; art by Tim Levins and Robin Riggs; cover by Butch Lukic


In stores April 7. It's action in the far future as the Flash - the Fastest Man Alive - battles alongside Kamandi, the last boy on Earth! But even if they can defeat an army of apes, Flash's biggest problem lies ahead. Can he get back to his own era in time to stop his Justice League teammates from dooming the world?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

KINETIC #2
Written by Kelley Puckett; art by Warren Pleece; cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC FOCUS. In stores April 28. The new DC Focus series revolving around a frail teen confronted with enormous power continues! Tom is faced with an event so huge that his life flashes before his eyes! Take a ringside seat as Tom's miserable life reaches a turning point when he makes a life-altering discovery that will change who - and what - he is!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LEGION #32
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista and Chip Wallace; cover by Eric Wight


In stores April 28. R.J. Brande's peace mission to the Second Galaxy goes disastrously wrong when his team falls foul of the murderous Credo. But when the Credo discovers that Livewire has been reincarnated in Element Lad's body, they fear it means only one thing: The supremely evil Progenitor is back!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LIGHT BRIGADE #3
Written by Peter Tomasi; art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg


In stores April 28. The penultimate issue of the series that melds the supernatural edge of PREACHER with the epic scope of Saving Private Ryan! War and horror on a grand scale continue, as the soldiers of light prepare to do battle against the soldiers of darkness. Things go from bad to worse as the Light Brigade faces unexpected foes while creating deadly ammunition to counter Zephon the Nazi angel and his unholy minions!


MATURE READERS


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

THE MONOLITH #3
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art and cover by Phil Winslade


In stores April 7. "Heart of Stone" continues as the secret to how the Monolith was sealed beneath Alice's house is revealed! He remained there for decades until she needed him - and that time has come! Alice is finally cornered - can she turn her stone discovery into a true guardian angel?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

OUTSIDERS #11
Written by Judd Winick; art by Will Conrad and Sean Parsons; cover by Tom Raney and Parsons


In stores April 21. Featuring guest art by Will Conrad (Elektra)! Arsenal confronts his inner demons as his recent brush with death continues to haunt him. Unfortunately, his soul-searching leads to serious conflicts with two of his teammates!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PLASTIC MAN #5
Written by Kyle Baker; art and cover by Baker


In stores April 7. The story so big, four issues couldn't contain it! Remember when we told you Plas's origin tale was gonna end last month? Well, we stretched the truth! The madness continues here, as Plastic Man confronts the ghosts of his past as Eel O'Brien. Plus, because you demanded it - more hijinks from Woozy Winks!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

ROSE & THORN #5
Written by Gail Simone; art by Adriana Melo & Dan Green; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores April 21. The provocative miniseries by BIRDS OF PREY writer Gail Simone continues! It's "girls gone wild" as Thorn rampages against The 100 while her deranged nemesis Ashleigh guns for everyone else! Also, a shocking secret concerning one of Rose's closest allies is revealed!


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

TEEN TITANS #10
Written by Geoff Johns; art and cover by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza


In stores April 14. Part 2 of the 5-part "Raven Rising!" The Teen Titans seek out the Cult of Brother Blood in an attempt to learn where Raven is being held against her will. But there's someone else on the trail: a mercenary the Titans just had a run in with! Plus, see what makes the all-new Brother Blood the scariest villain in the DCU.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TEEN TITANS GO! #6
Written by J. Torres; art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker; cover by Dave Bullock


In stores April 28. Thunder and Lightning duel in the middle of Jump City! But when Cyborg and Beast Boy get involved, it turns into a massive free-for-all. And you know what that means: a slew of property damage!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

TOUCH #1
Written by John Francis Moore; art by Wes Craig and Prentiss Rollins; cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores April 14. The newest DC Focus series takes a look at the action on the Las Vegas strip! Meet Rory Goodman. He's super-strong, invulnerable, charismatic - and he's Vegas's newest star. But being able to punch through buildings isn't going to help him when his greatest threat is right under his nose. The secrets behind Rory's life and powers all lie in the hands of his friend and agent, Cooper Santiago. Who can be trusted in a world where what's on the surface is the only thing that counts? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

WONDER WOMAN #203
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder; painted cover by J.G. Jones


In stores April 21. Part 1 of the 3-part "Bitter Pills," guest-starring Batman! Diana's new responsibilities in the wake of the events of "Down to Earth" leave her little time to investigate the murder that took place literally, on her doorstep. When the Dark Knight lends a hand, will the villainy of Veronica Cale finally be brought to light? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WONDER WOMAN: THE HIKETEIA SC - relist
Written by Greg Rucka; art by J.G. Jones and Wade Von Grawbadger; painted cover by Jones


In stores April 21. Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN #203, this original graphic novel is Greg Rucka's first tale of WONDER WOMAN and features art by monthly cover artist J.G. Jones (Wanted). Wonder Woman faces off against her JLA-companion Batman in this thrilling softcover version of the original hardcover graphic novel!


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $17.95

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 13 HC
Written and illustrated by Will Eisner; cover by Will Eisner


In stores April 28. Reprinting Spirit Sections from July - December 1946.


Included in this volume is the introduction of P'Gell, the return of the Octopus, appearances by Cox Robin and Olga Bustle, and classic Spirit Halloween and Christmas tales! Plus, an introduction by comics historian R.C. Harvey. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 196 pg. Hardcover $49.95

INVISIBLE PEOPLE SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Will Eisner; cover by Will Eisner


In stores April 28. Reoffered to coincide with THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES Volume 13! Linked by a common theme, this trio of portraits by comics legend Will Eisner presents the dramatic turning points in three seemingly undistinguished lives, told with subtlety, irony and passion.


B&W, 128 pg. Softcover book (7 1/2" x 10") $12.95

CARTOON CARTOONS #29
Written by Jesse Leon McCann, Scott Cunningham, Sholly Fisch, and Scott Roberts; art by Marc Perry, Jorge Pacheco, Mike Kazaleh, Mike Wetterhahn, Tim Chi Ly, Matt Jenkins and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Gary Fields


In stores April 28. What scares the Grim Reaper? Getting dragged to the circus by Billy & Mandy! Plus, Dexter creates a soda pop that won't stop, and I.M. Weasel grows an I.R. Baboon butt!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #113
Written by Frank Strom, Sam Agro and Bill Matheny; art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Walter Carzon and Horacio Ottolini; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo


In stores April 7. Marvin the Martian kidnaps Wile E. Coyote…or is it the other way around? Plus, tales starring Witch Hazel, Rocky & Muggsy, and the evil twin of Yosemite Sam!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #49
Written by Robbie Busch, Sean Carolan and Jennifer Moore; art by Phil Moy. Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Moy


In stores April 21. Cell-ebrate with the Powerpuff Girls as they beat the dumb but destructive Amoeba Boys silly in two terrific tales!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SCOOBY-DOO #83
Written by John Rozum & Frank Strom; art by Joe Staton, Scott McRae, Leo Batic & Horacio Ottolini; cover by Joe Staton


In stores April 14. It's "Riot on the set!" as ghosts haunt the sets of a monster movie and a spooky TV show!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

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


CLIFFHANGER. Resolicited; In stores April 21. A special book featuring tales from two great WildStorm series! Get ready for two 8-page prelude stories - one for each series - as well as maps, behind-the-scenes sketchbook art by Alex Ross, Brent Anderson and Carlos Pacheco, and an interview with Kurt Busiek about the future of both series. This Special is a perfect introduction to new readers of either series, and a special treat for ongoing readers of both! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders have been cancelled.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE AUTHORITY #11
Written by Robbie Morrison; art and cover by Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla


In stores April 7. The members of the Authority, settling uneasily into its role as the new leaders of the United States of America, confronts an international crisis none of them could have anticipated: the return of Jenny Quantum's mother! With the backing of the Chinese government, she demands visitation rights to her estranged daughter!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

RED/TOKYO STORM WARNING TP
Written by Warren Ellis; art and covers by Cully Hamner, James Raiz and Carlos D'Anda


CLIFFHANGER! In stores April 7. The series of Warren Ellis flip-book trade paperbacks continues in this volume, reprinting the explosive espionage-thriller RED and the action-packed giant-robot adventure of TOKYO STORM WARNING! In RED, Ellis and artist Cully Hamner (BATMAN: TENSES) bring us a stark tale of revenge, as retired CIA killer Paul Moses finds himself forced back into the game to gain revenge on the agency that trained him! In TOKYO STORM WARNING, Ellis joins James Raiz (Transformers) for a tale of giant robots taking on atomic monsters in Japan's capital city in a desperate clash for survival and supremacy! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

ROBOTECH: INVASION #4
Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong; art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Omar Dogan; cover by Takeshi Miyazawa


In stores April 7. Spirits run high among Robotech's New Generation as the survivors of the 10th Mars Division renew their ambitious exhibition to liberate the Earth from the Invid. However, Lancer and Carla are torn apart as another woman from Lancer's past returns to lead the new mission! And in the companion story, the space cruiser Oberth arrives to evacuate the embattled Mars Base One while Karl Riber must race against time after discovering a secret Robotech weapon lying dormant deep beneath the surface!


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

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #21
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by Clement Suave; cover by Jason Pearson


In stores April 14. The fallout from COUP D'TAT continues! Santini tries to build an economic backbone for the new Stormwatch, carrying out his part of the unsavory bargain with his new paymasters: The Illuminati! Plus, Santini's not the only person with a new name and a new boss. Enter: the all-new Giant! Will Team Achilles ally themselves with the anti-hero?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #20
Written by Joe Casey; art by Duncan Rouleau and John Dell; cover by Dustin Nguyen and Rian Hughes


In stores April 28. The old order changes as Cole Cash assembles his own Covert Action Team that heads to Europe for a major rescue operation! It's the return of C.C. Rendozzo, the Beef Boys and…Dolby the Grifter?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

TOM STRONG #26
Written by Mark Schultz; art by Pascual Ferry; cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story


In stores April 14. Buckle up for a high-flying tale that takes Tom and his companions from the back streets of Millennium City to the top of the world! Aircraft across the world are mysteriously grounded as all engine-driven flight is rendered impossible. Now, after discovering a secret from his past, Tom Strong must solve this mystery - or mankind will forever be banned from the skies! Featuring guest creative team Mark Schultz (Cadillacs and Dinosaurs) and Pascual Ferry (SUPERMAN).


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #10
Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore; art by Peter Kuper, Arthur Adams, Bruce Timm, and Alan Weiss; cover by Adams


In stores April 21. Peter Kuper, maestro of graphic impressionism, collaborates with the legendary Alan Moore for an urban jungle tale of Tom Strong! Plus, in Part 2 of "Jonni Future," Arthur Adams and Bruce Timm once again provide the delightful delineatio's of our delectable heroine, while Alan Weiss brings young Tom Strong ever closer to maturity in a third captivating tale!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TOM STRONG BOOK THREE HC
Written by Alan Moore and Leah Moore; art by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Leah Moore, Howard Chaykin and Shawn McManus; cover by Sprouse and Jose Villarrubia


In stores April 28. Collecting issues #15-19, TOM STRONG BOOK THREE brings back some old favorites…and introduces some new ones! Val Var Garm kidnaps Tesla Strong, but even if Tom and Dhalua rescue their daughter, they might still lose her - to a new boyfriend! Plus, Coleman Grey, the Weird Rider, comes to enlist the aid of the heroes of Millennium City when alien ants try to enslave the human race. And if all that's not enough, we look back at a few of Tom's previous adventures, including the dastardly end (for real this time!) of Paul Saveen, arch-nemesis of our handsome hero! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 144 pg. Hardcover $24.95

TOM STRONG BOOK TWO TP - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art by Chris Sprouse, Al Gordon, Kyle Baker, Hilary Barta, Paul Chadwick, Russ Heath, Pete Poplaski, and Alan Weiss; cover by Sprouse and Karl Story


In stores April 28. Reoffered to coincide with TOM STRONG BOOK THREE HC! From the fearsome depths of a fiery volcano to the furthest reaches of space, Tom Strong's adventures take him across the universe! Reprinting TOM STRONG #8-14, featuring the likes of Tom Strange and Warren Strong, plus time travel, other dimensions and interstellar family trips!


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

VERTIGO

BITE CLUB #1
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by David Hahn; painted cover by Frank Quitely


In stores April 14. A new miniseries by the writing team of Howard Chaykin & David Tischman, artist David Hahn (Private Beach), and cover artist Frank Quitely (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS) mixes vampire mythology with modern-day mafia action. When Eduardo Del Toro is brutally murdered, he leaves control of the cartel to his youngest son, Leto - Miami's first vampire priest - who wants nothing to do with the family business. But the mob is in Leto's blood, and his conflict between "God" and "godfather" is the explosive backdrop for this hard-hitting tale. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


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

AMERICAN CENTURY: SCARS AND STRIPES TP - relist
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Marc Laming and John Stokes; painted cover by Chaykin


In stores April 14. Reoffered to coincide with BITE CLUB #1, this volume collects AMERICAN CENTURY #1-4, in which fighter jock Harry Block reinvents himself as Harry "Kraft" and sets out to live an extraordinary new life of action and adventure!


MATURE READERS


FC, 96 pg. Trade Paperback $8.95

FABLES #24
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores April 14. Boy Blue has gone missing. Trouble is brewing up at the Farm. And Bigby is still out of town. Everything seems to be going haywire, but it gets even worse when Bigby finds something horrible at the Canada gate. The residents of Fabletown are about to get a seriously rude awakening when the brothers Hugh, Drew and Lou show up with a gun-toting ultimatum and the bodies begin to pile up.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

FABLES: STORYBOOK LOVE TP
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Bryan Talbot, Lan Medina, Mark Buckingham, Linda Medley, Steve Leialoha and Craig Hamilton; painted cover by James Jean


In stores April 21. A new trade paperback collecting the acclaimed FABLES #11-18, including the 4-part "Storybook Love." Also included are the 2-part "A Sharp Operator" and the single-issue tales "Bag o' Bones" and "Barleycorn Brides." Don't miss this amazing third collection, topped off with a stunning new wraparound cover by James Jean. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

FABLES: ANIMAL FARM TP - relist
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; cover by James Jean


In stores April 21. Reoffered to coincide with the FABLES: STORYBOOK LOVE TP, this volume collects FABLES #6-10. Travel to upstate New York, where the non-human Fable characters have found refuge on a farm, miles from mankind. But all is not well on the farm - and a conspiracy to free them from the shackles of their perceived imprisonment may lead to a war that could wrest control of the Fables community away from Snow White.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

HELLBLAZER #195
Written by Mike Carey; art by Leonardo Manco; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores April 28. "Out of Season," Part 1 of 2, featuring guest artist Leonardo Manco. Down and out on the South Coast of England, John Constantine is fleeing a murder charge, an inexplicably obsessed serial killer, a voluptuous demon and his own past. But unseen powers are working to make sure that each and every one of them catches up with him. And with a bad case of amnesia, chances are Constantine won't even see the onslaught coming. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HUMAN TARGET #9
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Cliff Chiang


In stores April 21. The explosive conclusion to the 3-part "Which Way the Wind Blows." American terrorists. Multi-million dollar bank robberies. Bloody shootouts. Ex-Weatherman James Malloy has blown into town, and he's found a way to coerce Chance into his new assault upon the American government. But in a confrontation already marked with surprises and twists, perhaps nothing is more startling than what Chance learns about the face of contemporary terrorism.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

HUMAN TARGET: STRIKE ZONES TP
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Javier Pulido


In stores April 7. A new trade paperback collecting the first five issues of the acclaimed series. Christopher Chance has left L.A. for New York City, but his strange career as a professional assassin decoy continues to blur the boundaries between illusion and reality, leaving him ever more uncertain about who he really is - and how much that really matters. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

HUMAN TARGET: FINAL CUT SC - relist
Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Javier Pulido


In stores April 7. Reoffered to coincide with the HUMAN TARGET: STRIKE ZONES TP, this softcover version of the acclaimed original hardcover graphic novel finds Christopher Chance hired to impersonate an aging film actor marked for death by an extortionist who preys upon the Hollywood glitteratti.


MATURE READERS


FC, 96 pg. Softcover $19.95

THE LOSERS #11
Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock


In stores April 28. Part 3 of the 5-part "Island Life." As veteran agent Marvin Stegler digs ever closer to the truth, the beleaguered Losers race against time to seize top secret files from a Caribbean villa. But when Max's reinforcements trap them in a running battle through a town swamped by volcanic ash, they find themselves going up against the most unstoppable adversary of all: Mother Nature!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

LUCIFER #49
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores April 21. The conclusion to the 4-part "Stitchglass Slide." The eviction of the immortals nears its end, but as Elaine and Mazikeen do battle against forests and mountains, the identity of their final quarry becomes ominously clear. Meanwhile, strange holes have begun to appear in Hell, and Lucifer's gate seems to be counting down to a major catastrophe. For how can anything endure without the will of God?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MIDNIGHT, MASS: HERE THERE BE MONSTERS #4
Written by John Rozum; art by Paul Lee; cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores April 28. Drawing upon the best of their resources - though they don't always agree on what that is - legendary paranormal investigators Adam and Julia Kadmon make their way towards the monster colony at Hope Falls. The monsters' claim-stake dates back to fleeing the advance of Christopher Columbus - and now history has placed their ferociously guarded hopes on a collision course with the Kadmons.


MATURE READERS


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

MY FAITH IN FRANKIE #4
Written by Mike Carey; art by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel; cover by Hempel


In stores April 7. The miniseries concludes as Jeriven has been dragged down to Bragash's hellish realm to face eternal torments. Even worse, he's lost his one and only worshipper. But now that the once-smitten Frankie knows she's been strung along, she's ready to do battle for Jeriven's very existence. Will she be in time to save her god from a fate worse than death?


MATURE READERS


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

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THESSALY - WITCH FOR HIRE #3
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Shawn McManus; painted cover by Tara McPherson


In stores April 7. Thessaly's quest to find an answer to her most recent monster problem has her trekking across fantastical landscapes, scouring through huge tomes of spells, and visiting a library you'd only see in your dreams. Meanwhile, back at the Casa de Thessaly, Fetch has been whiling away the time catnapping as Thess' impending doom draws nigh.


MATURE READERS


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

SWAMP THING #2
Written by Andy Diggle; art and painted cover by Enriqu Breccia


In stores April 7. The new series returning the classic Swamp Thing to his roots continues. Abby tries to reason with the fearsome Swamp Thing, only to discover that the all-powerful elemental has turned his back on humanity once and for all. While the Swamp Thing is determined to make Tef pay for the damage she wrought on the Green, Tef finds herself drawn halfway around the world to confront her mysterious benefactor...


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

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


Retro-resolicited; in stores March 17. 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. Retailers please note: This is a resolicit. All previous orders are cancelled.


MATURE READERS


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

Y: THE LAST MAN #21
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Goran Parlov and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by Aron Weisenfeld


In stores April 7. Wizard's "Best Book of 2003" kicks off the 3-part story "Widow's Pass," featuring guest artist Goran Parlov (Terminator 3: Before the Rise). Yorick, Agent #355, Dr. Mann and Ampersand hit the road again on their way to San Francisco, but a pitstop in a small town in Arizona finds them face-to-face with an anti-American (and heavily-armed) militia made up of female survivors. The militia believes that the U.S. government is responsible for the death of all men...and they might not be wrong. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #441
Written and illustrated by "The Usual Gang of Idiots"


In stores April 7. There's no better way to celebrate April Fool's Day than with a brand spankin' new issue of MAD, the official magazine of April Fool's Day!


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 April-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.

ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES: ACTION FIGURE EXCLUSIVE EDITION BATMAN: HUSH BY JIM LEE
Advance-solicited; in stores August 18, 2004. The DC Direct Gallery line presents the latest in ultimate high-end collectibles! For the first time, collectors have a chance to own reproductions of the stages an action figure's development. The set includes the BATMAN ACTION FIGURE from the "Hush" story arc designed by Jim Lee and sculpted by Tim Bruckner. It includes a resin reproduction of the original sculpture created from Jim Lee's designs, an unpainted PVC pre-production "test-shot" of the figure used to approve production molds, and a final painted variant action figure exclusive to this set. Also included is a reproduction of the original sketch of the Batman design (in a protective sleeve) signed by Jim Lee, a 4-color certificate of authenticity signed by the sculptor Tim Bruckner, and a booklet explaining how an action figure is made. All items packaged in a black gold foil stamped collector's display box with the DC Direct Gallery logo! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action Figure set $250.00

BATMOBILE REPLICA: 1940's EDITION
Advance-solicited; in stores August 4, 2004. Third replica in a series! Following the 1950's and 1960's BATMOBILE REPLICAS, DC Direct introduces the 1940's version! Its blinding headlights split the darkness, its powerful engine little more than a hum against the clamor of the Gotham City nights! Now, the world-famous car that patrolled Gotham throughout the 1940's is brought to life with the BATMOBILE REPLICA: 1940's EDITION. This replica measures approximately 11" long, 4" wide and 4" tall, is set on a deco base and features a 4-color logo backdrop card. This replica features light-up headlights, tail lights, running lights, interior lights, roof, undercarriage, dashboard control panel, and the grill and eyes of the Bat-emblem. Also included with the vehicle is a title document, instruction sheet, and a blueprint measuring 22" x 16" that is suitable for framing. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Replica $195.00

CLASSIC SILVER AGE BATGIRL & BATWOMAN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET
Advance-solicited; in stores August 11, 2004. Kathy Kane fought side-by-side with the Silver Age Batman as Batwoman! Later, Kathy's niece Betty Kane donned a mask and joined the fight against evil as the original Batgirl! The BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 5 3/4" tall, while BATWOMAN stands approximately 6" tall. Each figure includes a "utility" purse. This set also includes two accesssories: a Bat-Mite figure measuring approximately 2 1/4" and Ace the Bat-Hound figure measuring approximately 3" tall x 3 1/2". This set includes a rooftop base which interconnects with the bases from previous DC Direct Classic Silver Age Deluxe Action Figure Sets. Packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Action Figure Set PI

DC: BLACK CANARY MINI-BUST
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Advance-solicited; in stores August 18, 2004. With her devastating sonic scream and formidable mastery of martial arts, Black Canary was a founding member of the Justice League of America! This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-bust measures approximately 5" high x 3 1/4" wide x 3 1/2" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-bust $45.00

DC COMICS CLASSIC ANIMATION MAQUETTE SERIES: FLEISCHER STUDIOS' STYLE LOIS LANE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores August 11, 2004. The DC Comics Classic Animation line continues! Inspired by the acclaimed 1940s Superman animated shorts, theatrically released and created by Fleischer Studios, this maquette celebrates what is considered a milestone in the art of animation to this day. A companion piece to the FLEISCHER STUDIOS' STYLE SUPERMAN MAQUETTE, this limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 9" tall and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Maquette $89.95

JIM LEE BATMAN #619 HEROES POSTER
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Advance-solicited; in stores May 12, 2004. The top-selling storyline "Hush" culminated in BATMAN #619, an issue that featured two classic gatefold covers by Jim Lee & Scott Williams. This stunning poster which measures 51" x 28" reproduces the "Heroes" cover, featuring Batman and his allies poised for battle on a Gotham city rooftop.


FC, Poster $24.95

JIM LEE BATMAN #619 VILLAINS POSTER
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Advance-solicited; in stores May 12, 2004. Jim Lee's & Scott Williams's amazing "Villains" cover for BATMAN #619 is now an extraordinary poster which measures 51" x 28" and features Batman's famed Rogues Gallery ready for action!


FC, Poster $24.95

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES: COLOSSAL BOY ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores August 25, 2004. A vacation to Mars changed the life of earthling Gim Allon! A strange, glowing meteorite bestowed him with the power to increase his size! COLOSSAL BOY measures approximately 6" tall, features multiple points of articulation and is packaged in a 4-color blister.


FC, Action Figure PI

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES: INVISIBLE KID ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores August 25, 2004. Lyle Norg developed a serum that rendered him invisible! Using his newfound abilities, he joined the Legion of Super Heroes, becoming one of its youngest members! INVISIBLE KID measures approximately 6" tall, features multiple points of articulation and is packaged in a 4-color blister.


FC, Action Figure PI

TEEN TITANS: RAVEN MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Advance-solicited; in stores August 4, 2004. Based on the new hit series Teen Titans on Cartoon Network and the Kids WB! With a serious and sarcastic persona, this powerful Titan uses her telekinetic abilities to levitate and move objects. She also has the power to fly, float and hover in mid-air! This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 10" tall 4 1/2" wide 4 1/2" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Maquette $89.95

WONDER WOMAN STATUE
Designed by Adam Hughes; sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores August 25, 2004. For the first time ever, renowned artist Adam Hughes transforms his groundbreaking cover renditions of Wonder Woman into spectacular sculpted form! Designed with the intensity and beauty only Hughes can deliver and sculpted by Tim Bruckner, The Amazon Warrior defends herself in battle against unpredictable adversaries. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 11" tall x 7 1/2" wide x 7" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $195.00

ZATANNA ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores April 7. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the ZATANNA MINI-BUST (solicited in Previews Vol. XIII #10)! Her 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.


FC, Action figure PI

 
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