DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping May, 2004

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DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

DETECTIVE COMICS #794
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 May 5. Tarantula and Orpheus guest-star in Part 1 of "The Rotting," a new 2-part story! Can Batman stop a terrible blight from wiping out the citizens of Gotham? And will his quest bring him into conflict with a beautiful but deadly vigilante from Bldhaven? Plus, in the backup, the conclusion to "The Tailor"! As the Tailor gets ready to go head-to-head in a battle he knows he can't win, he makes preparations for the only things in Gotham City that he cares about.


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

BATMAN #627
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores May 12. The 5-part "As the Crow Flies" continues as BATMAN ships biweekly in May! This issue features one of a trio of painted covers by TRINITY's Matt Wagner that includes ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #628 and WONDER WOMAN #204! The Penguin has teamed up with the Scarecrow to slice off a big piece of Gotham's underworld. Can Batman and Robin possibly stop this unholy alliance?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN #628
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores May 26. Part 3 of the 5-issue "As the Crow Flies," as BATMAN ships biweekly in May! The Penguin's alliance with the Scarecrow seems to be more lethal than even the Penguin expected. What sort of horrors are being unleashed on an unsuspecting Gotham City - and does Batman have a prayer of stopping them? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #179
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Greg Scott; cover by Jorg Zaffino


In stores May 12. The mind-bending origin of Fat Man and Little Boy, from BATMAN's "Broken City," in a stand-alone issue written by A.J. Lieberman (BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS) with art by Greg Scott (GOTHAM CENTRAL, Sabretooth)! From their debut in Japan to the real reasons behind why they're in Gotham City, learn the secrets behind Batman's newest foes!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #53
Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Al Barrionuevo and Francis Portela; cover by Lee Bermejo


In stores May 19. The arc of extra-length stories continues with a tale featuring Hush and guest-starring Green Arrow! One of the deadliest villains from Batman's past has returned, one so powerful he's even gone toe-to-toe with the JLA. But unknown to him, the mystery villain is the one with a target on his back this time, and the hunter in question is none other than Hush! Hush's quest takes him to Star City, where he must face not only Batman but Green Arrow, too!


FC, 40 pg. $2.95

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


In stores May 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the JIM LEE: BATMAN HEROES and VILLAINS POSTERS (offered in Previews Vol. XIV, No. 2)! 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!


FC, 128 pg. Hardcover $19.95

BATMAN: HUSH VOL. 2 HC - relist
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores May 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the BATMAN: HUSH ACTION FIGURES (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 11)! The second half of the best-selling "Hush" storyline is collected in a handsome hardcover! This volume collects BATMAN #613-619, featuring the startling confrontation between the Dark Knight and the Joker, plus the shocking revelation of the identity of the enigmatic Hush himself!


FC, 192 pg. Hardcover $19.95

BATGIRL #52
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by James Jean


In stores May 26. Poison Ivy has taken over a portion of Gotham City, and Batman's nowhere to be found. Does Batgirl stand a chance against one of the Dark Knight's deadliest adversaries? And even if she can resist the power of Pamela Isley, will she be able to fend off the full-out feral attack of former Batgirl - now Oracle - Barbara Gordon?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN ADVENTURES #14
Written by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon


In stores May 19. The Gray Ghost returns! Batman's childhood idol goes missing while filming the new Gray Ghost movie. Is something sinister afoot? And in the backup, written by ARHKAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL's Dan Slott, a favorite old Gray Ghost episode stirs childhood memories in Batman - and helps him solve a crime!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN: CITY OF LIGHT #8


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


In stores May 5. This conclusion to the dramatic miniseries finds Batman face-to-face with the Purge, and with the fate of Gotham resting in his hands! Does the newly reborn Dark Knight have what it takes to rid the city of its greatest threat?


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

BATMAN: CYBER REVOLUTION #1


Written by Ron Perazza; art by Francisco Rodriguez de la Fuente and Aaron Sowd; covers by Michael Golden


In stores May 26. An all-new miniseries spotlighting Batman and a team of his allies as they head to the future! This tale, set in the not-too-distant future, ties in with Mattel's newest, most innovative toy line ever! The Joker has come into possession of a computer virus - one that will reshape the world in his own horrific image. Now Batman, Oracle, Nightwing, Robin, and Black Canary must battle armies of robots that have assumed the most nightmarish forms of Batman's famed Rogues Gallery. For more information, see the feature article.


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

BATMAN: FACES - relist
Written by Matt Wagner; art and painted cover by Wagner


In stores May 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY HC! This classic trade paperback collects the popular and disturbing 3-part story from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #28-30. Two-Face's mad scheme involving a small Caribbean Island, murdered plastic surgeons, and an army of the deformed is written and illustrated by Matt Wagner.


FC, 96 pg. Trade paperback $9.95

BATMAN: HARLEY & IVY #2
Written by Paul Dini; art by Bruce Timm and Shane Glines; painted cover by Timm


In stores May 26. It's a rumble in the jungle as the miniseries by Paul Dini & Bruce Timm continues! Harley and Ivy hunt down the priceless Zombie Root in lawless Costa Verde, but will the homicidal loggers Slash and Burn bag them first? And can Ivy resist the siren song of the rainforest?


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 3) $2.50

BIRDS OF PREY #67
Written by Gail Simone; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; cover by Greg Land and Matt Ryan


In stores May 19. The action-packed finale to the 6-part "Sensei and Student" story arc, guest-starring Catwoman, Shiva, and Cheshire! All the answers are revealed as Black Canary assembles a strike team of the world's deadliest women to rescue Oracle!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #31
Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti


In stores May 26. Following the tragic and brutal events of the last issue, Selina Kyle is nowhere to be found. Is she in the hands of an ancient Egyptian cult that seems to have its own plans for our Feline Fatale?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GOTHAM CENTRAL #19
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano; cover by Lark


In stores May 12. Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark return to launch an all-new arc sure to intrigue GOTHAM CENTRAL readers and longtime Batman fans alike! Driver finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation that quickly turns deadly, leaving him and Josie Mac with more questions than answers. But their resulting investigation reveals a link to a 10-year old mass-murder case and a disgraced detective not seen in the Bat-books in years: Harvey Bullock! Even more disconcerting, all that leads back to a very familiar face from Batman's Rogues Gallery! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

NIGHTWING #93
Written by Devin Grayson; art and cover by Patrick Zircher and Andy Owens


In stores May 12. The final chapter in the year-long saga that has seen Nightwing lose his job, his love, his home and several of his closest friends! Tonight, it's just Nightwing vs. Blockbuster - the deadliest of adversaries in their final face-off. This is an issue people will be talking about for years - don't miss this shocking story!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

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


In stores May 26. Reoffered to coincide with RICHARD DRAGON #1, this dazzling collection of the first eight issues of the popular NIGHTWING ongoing series. In this handsome paperback, Dick Grayson relocates to Bldhaven. He soon discovers that, behind the corruption and villainy that permeate the city, there lurks a powerful foe: Blockbuster!


FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

ROBIN #126
Written by Bill Willingham; art and cover by Damion Scott


In stores May 19. BATGIRL artist Damion Scott signs on as new regular series artist just in time for Batman's search for a new Robin! Tim Drake has given up the mantle once held by Dick Grayson and the late Jason Todd. Now Batman must find a new teen hero to wear the cape. But who will be his choice? It's a decision that will affect the DC Universe for years to come! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS #815
Written by Chuck Austen; art by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos; cover by Arthur Adams


In stores May 12. The Superman revolution continues as the Man of Steel gets ready for round two with Gog! Superman battles for his life - and those of the Teen Titans - against a foe fueled by an unholy rage!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #628
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Matthew Clark and Nelson; cover by Matt Wagner


In stores May 19. Wonder Woman and Green Lantern guest stars in an issue featuring one of a trio of covers by Matt Wagner that includes with BATMAN #627 and WONDER WOMAN #204! Superman and Green Lantern encounter a mystery in space that will reveal a new threat to the Man of Steel! Meanwhile, Lois Lane is headed for a war zone and asks for Wonder Woman's help! And Clark Kent is in some serious trouble too! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUPERMAN #205
Written by Brian Azzarello; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


In stores May 26. Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee & Scott Williams continue to tear up the Man of Steel in "For Tomorrow," Part 2 of 12! As if the mysterious vanishings around the globe weren't enough for the Man of Steel, Superman soon finds himself standing in the middle of a conflict between two warring nations. But when Big Blue unseats a ruthless dictator, will he inadvertently cause more harm than good?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #10
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Michael Turner


In stores May 19. The mystery of the Supergirl from Krypton continues! Hidden away on Paradise Island, Wonder Woman begins training the beauitful young strange visitor. But when Darkseid and The Female Furies come for her, Superman and Batman join the Amazons in a battle that leads to an unexpected death!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT #10
Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


In stores May 5. Faced with the knowledge of what Lex Luthor has planned for Metropolis, Clark Kent is ready to throw in the towel and head back to Smallville. But is there a greater threat from Krypton that only Superman can prevent?


FC, 32 pg. (10 of 12) $2.95

SMALLVILLE #8
Written by Clint Carpenter; art by Tom Derenick, Adam DeKraker and Renato Guedes; cover by John Van Fleet


In stores May 19. It's the conclusion of the special Smallville multi-media crossover that began in SMALLVILLE #7 and continued on the TheWB.com/Smallville! Continuing the story that started in issue #7, Chloe Sullivan uncovers a Kryptonite-fueled conspiracy in a secret laboratory and reunites with some old "friends." And in a special back-up story, get inside the mind of Lex Luthor as we reveal what happened to him as a patient in Belle Reve Sanitarium.


FC, 48 pg. $3.95

DC UNIVERSE

AQUAMAN #18
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer


In stores May 12. "American Tidal" by the new creative team of Will Pfeifer, Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy continues! Just as Aquaman discovers that the disaster that sunk San Diego was caused deliberately, he and Lorena are attacked by a man-made sea beast sent to prevent anyone from learning the truth. Thousands have died already - will Aquaman and Lorena be next?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY HC
Written by Matt Wagner; art and cover by Wagner


In stores May 19. The critically acclaimed, sold-out miniseries by the legendary Matt Wagner is back as a stunning hardcover! Witness the first meeting of three DC icons as they join forces to combat Ra's al Ghul and his mad quest to remake the world in his own terrible image! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 208 pg. Hardcover $24.95

Don't miss BATMAN #627, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #628, and WONDER WOMAN #204, featuring TRINITY-related painted covers by Matt Wagner!

CAPER #8
Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by John Severin


In stores May 26. The thrilling wrap-up of the second CAPER arc! The sex and murder scandal that started as a self-contained incident has exploded into a maelstrom that threatens to take the accused murderer John Hawks down, along with everyone close to him. But the truth behind it all will startle and shock their world. And be back next month for a new 4-part story illustrated by Tom Fowler (Grendel)!


MATURE READERS


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

DC 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR: WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by Gardner Fox, Jerry Siegel, Robert Kanigher and various; art by Mike Sekowsky, Joe Kubert, Bernard Baily, Ralph Mayo, Bernard Sachs, Joe Samachson, Jon Koziak and various; cover by Neal Adams


In stores May 5. A stunning facsimile of the classic 1971 collection DC 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR! Reprinted here are stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21-22, THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #34, MORE FUN COMICS #55, ADVENTURE COMICS #190, ACTION COMICS #146, and a previously unpublished story featuring Wildcat by Robert Kanigher and Jon Koziak! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 96 pg. $6.95

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #4
Written by Darwyn Cooke; art and cover by Cooke


In stores May 26. Darwyn Cooke's sprawling history of the DCU continues, now shipping bimonthly! It's a mystery in space as Superman, the Suicide Squad, and the Challengers of the Unknown encounter a frightening extraterrestrial lifeform. Could this hideous creature have anything to do with the sense of impending doom all the heroes are experiencing? Plus, Hal Jordan is grounded!


FC, 64 pg. No ads (4 of 6) $6.95

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


In stores May 12. The miniseries mixing political intrigue and all-out action returns as a trade paperback featuring rare material! EMPIRE looks at the world through the eyes of a dictator scheming to maintain his tenuous grasp over an entire planet. Can anyone be trusted? This collection reprints EMPIRE #0-6 plus a rare 5-page preview and a sketchbook section by Kitson! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 208 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

ENGINEHEAD #2


Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Ted McKeever


In stores May 5. The innovative miniseries by Joe Kelly & Ted McKeever that's all gears and guts continues! Now the six are one, and the age-old question rears its ugly head: "Why am I here?" Witness as this bizarre construct of steel and humanity struggles to discover its mission in life. Enginehead must take it all apart before he can put it all back together in working order.


FC, 32 pg. (2 of 8) $2.50

FALLEN ANGEL #11
Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores May 12. The conclusion to "The Shard" storyline! As Black Mariah hovers near death, the Fallen Angel has her final confrontation with Wilde. Meanwhile, Shadow Boxer learns of Juris' involvement with the Angel, which could lead to the destruction of the entire power structure of Bte Noire...with cataclysmic results for the world!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

FIRESTORM #1
Written by Dan Jolley; art and cover by ChrisCross and John Dell


In stores May 5. The fan-favorite DC character burns his way back into the DCU in a startling new series by Dan Jolley, ChrisCross & John Dell! Teenager Jason Rusch has his hands full as a teenager dealing with an abusive dad and a local criminal for whom he unwisely agreed to do a job. But things are going to get a lot more complicated once he's granted the powers of Firestorm! Don't miss this hot new take on a classic character! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FLASH #210
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Howard Porter and Livesay; cover by Michael Turner


In stores May 26. Guest-starring classic New Teen Titans Nightwing, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire! Ever wonder why The Flash attracts so many enemies? So does he. And with the help of his closest friends and fellow heroes, The Flash is about to find out just what it is that makes him a favored target among super-villains.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE FLASH: THE RETURN OF BARRY ALLEN TP - relist
Written by Mark Waid; art by Greg LaRocque and Roy Richardson; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores May 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the EMPIRE TP, also written by Mark Waid! Current Flash Wally West faces the return of his uncle and predecessor, Barry Allen - the Silver Age Flash! But what is the incredible secret behind the return of the beloved hero, once presumed dead? Featuring a host of other super-speedsters, including Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick, the reintroduction of Johnny Quick, and the first reappearance of the "zen master of speed," Max Mercury!


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

FRACTION #2
Written by David Tischman; art by Timothy Green II; cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC FOCUS. In stores May 19. The new DC FOCUS series revolving around four friends who steal an armored battlesuit continues! In the wake of a disastrous robbery committed with their stolen battlesuit, the bond between childhood friends starts to break. Key players in their lives are drawn into the secret of the suit - and each man begins turning to his own extreme measures using his piece. One tries to cash it in…one saves a life…and one kills!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN ARROW #38
Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Marcos Martn and Alvaro Lopez


In stores May 12. Part 5 of the dramatic 6-part "City Walls," guest-starring Batman! Demon hordes have overrun Star City. Batman faces innumerable obstacles trying to break through the mystical barrier surrounding the city. Only Ollie, Connor and a rag-tag group of cops and crooks can save the city's inhabitants now! Will Oliver's Army save the day?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

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


In stores May 26. Reoffered to coincide with the GREEN ARROW: MINI-STATUE (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 11)! Screenwriter and director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) successfully resurrected one of the world's classic heroes, Green Arrow, who reemerges after years of being presumed dead. But his friends want to know how he survived an airplane explosion, and where he's been! Collects GREEN ARROW #1-10.


FC, 232 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

GREEN LANTERN #177
Written by Ron Marz; art by Luke Ross and Rodney Ramos; cover by Brandon Peterson


In stores May 26. Part 2 of the 6-part "Homecoming?," written by Ron Marz with art by Luke Ross and Rodney Ramos! Kyle Rayner is back on Earth, but he finds it might be the last place he's needed…or wanted. Being forced to face a major change in his relationship with Jade is the least of his worries when Kyle realizes one of his deadliest enemies is on the loose and on his trail, with murder in mind!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW VOL. 1 TP
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Neal Adams, Dan Adkins, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Giacoia, Dick Giordano; cover by Adams and Giordano


In stores May 26. Collecting GREEN LANTERN #76-82, featuring groundbreaking work by two of comics' greatest talents: Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams! In these award-winning stories, Green Lantern Hal Jordan continues his usual cosmic-spanning adventures, using his amazing Power Ring to police Sector 2814 against universe-threatening menaces. Meanwhile, on Earth, Oliver Queen, the archer known as Green Arrow, confronts menaces of a different kind: racism, poverty, drugs, and other social ills. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 176 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

HARD TIME #4
Written by Steve Gerber; art by Brian Hurtt; cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC FOCUS. In stores May 5. Young prison inmate Ethan Harrow's mysterious power is gaining strength, skill, and even a physical form, exiting his body and slipping from cell to cell as he sleeps at night. And during his waking hours, Ethan is haunted by the crime that incarcerated him as he receives shocking letters from his mother and from the girl whose life he saved that terrible day.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HAWKMAN #28
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Ryan Sook and Mick Gray; cover by Greg Land and Jay Leisten


In stores May 19. The new regular creative team of writers Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (THE MONOLITH) and artists Ryan Sook (ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL) & Mick Gray (PROMETHEA) kick off their run with "Fate's Warning," a 4-part tale that sends Hawkman on a new flight pattern! When Hawkman is powerless to stop the brutal murder of an innocent woman, he becomes haunted by countless memories of Hawkgirl's various deaths. To make matters worse, a maniacal killer who adorns his victims with makeshift wings is stalking the streets and alleys of St. Roch…and Hawkman and Hawkgirl are the prime suspects! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

H-E-R-O #16
Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger; cover by Jason Pearson


In stores May 12. "Good Guys and Bad Guys" continues! Imagine a serial killer. Now imagine one who's all-powerful, thanks to the H-E-R-O device. Robby Reed, who used the device himself years ago, follows the trail of bodies in the killer's wake, hoping he can stop the super-powered maniac. Reed enlists the aid of Jerry Feldon (the star of H-E-R-O #1-4), promising him the secret of unlocking his own super powers…if he's willing to put his life on the line!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JLA #98
Written by John Byrne and Chris Claremont; art and cover by Byrne and Jerry Ordway


In stores May 12. In the penultimate chapter of "The Tenth Circle" by Byrne, Claremont & Ordway, the horrified JLA learns about the vampire coven's genocidal plans! Could it be that the World's Greatest Super-Heroes are no match for this growing evil tide? And will the JLA convince the mysterious but powerful super-group that has been shadowing them to step out of the shadows and lend a hand?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JLA #99
Written by John Byrne and Chris Claremont; art and cover by Byrne and Jerry Ordway


In stores May 26. It's the cataclysmic ending to the Byrne-Claremont-Ordway "The Tenth Circle" saga! It's an all-out battle, as the JLA tries to save Superman and the victims of the vampire coven and avert worldwide doom! Plus, the fantastic secret of the JLA's mysterious helpers is revealed - and a new legend is born!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: ANOTHER NAIL #1
Written by Alan Davis; art and cover by Davis and Mark Farmer


ELSEWORLDS. In stores May 19. The thrilling sequel to Alan Davis's miniseries JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE NAIL! The JLA comes to terms with its newest recruit - Superman - and faces a sprawling adventure that catapults them to other worlds, other dimensions, other eras, and even the mystical realms that lead to Hell itself! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (1 of 3) $5.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE NAIL TP - RELIST
Written by Alan Davis; art and cover by Davis and Mark Farmer


ELSEWORLDS. In stores May 19. Available again to coincide with the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: ANOTHER NAIL #1, this collection of the hit miniseries by the superstar creative team of Alan Davis and Mark Farmer, featuring a world and a JLA that never had the greatest super-hero ever: Superman.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

JSA #61
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer, Tom Mandrake, and Keith Champagne; cover by Ethan Van Sciver


In stores May 12. As the dead continue to rise, the JSA is faced with a horrible decision regarding how to stop them. Meanwhile, Mr. Terrific and Doctor Mid-Nite come face to face with a being who left a hole in the JSA roster many years ago - and he's all for making the JSA suffer again! And the Spectre loses something he desperately needs!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JSA: ALL STARS TP
Written by Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer, Michael Chabon, Jeph Loeb, Howard Chaykin, James Robinson, Brian Azzarello and Darwyn Cooke; art by Sal Velluto, Bob Almond, Michael Lark, Tim Sale, Chaykin, Eduardo Risso, Tony Harris and Cooke; cover by John Cassaday


In stores May 26. A massive 192-page trade paperback collecting the critically acclaimed 8-issue miniseries featuring work by a star-studded arrary of today's hottest creators! Can the legacies of the classic JSA members be exploited and corrupted? The strange new leader of the Injustice Society plans to find out! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 192 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

THE JUSTICE SOCIETY RETURNS! TP - relist
Written by David S. Goyer, James Robinson, Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Chuck Dixon, and Tom Peyer; art by Chris Weston, Russ Heath, Stephen Sadowski, Michael Lark, William Rosado, Aaron Lopresti, Peter Snejbjerg, and various; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores May 26. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the JSA: ALL STARS TP! Collecting the massive 1999 crossover that brought the JSA back to the DCU! The Justice Society takes on the interdimensional threat of Stalker in this trade paperback that reprints ALL STAR COMICS #1 and 2, ADVENTURE COMICS #1, ALL-AMERICAN COMICS #1, NATIONAL COMICS #1, SENSATION COMICS #1, SMASH COMICS #1, STAR SPANGLED COMICS #1, and THRILLING COMICS #1.


FC, 256 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #31
Written by Josh Siegal; art and cover by Chris Jones and Dan Davis


In stores May 5. A child's life is struck by tragedy, and the Justice League must help him face the future. When the heroes don't realize their actions may jeopardize the fate of the world, the only one who can stop them is The Phantom Stranger!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

KINETIC #3
Written by Kelley Puckett; art by Warren Pleece; cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC FOCUS. In stores May 26. The tale of a sickly young man granted powers beyond his imagination continues! Tom's beginning to realize that his newfound super-powers may be more than just a crazy daydream. But with no comic-book mentor to guide him, he's going to have to learn how to handle himself on his own and hope he doesn't kill himself in the process! Plus, a cameo by a most powerful entity!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LEGION #33
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista and Chip Wallace; cover by Batista and Lanning


In stores May 26. Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning wrap up their critically acclaimed 5-year run on THE LEGION as Livewire finds himself in a fight for his life and the life of every Legionnaire against the deadly aliens from LEGION LOST: the Credo!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LIGHT BRIGADE #4
Written by Peter Tomasi; art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg


In stores May 26. The explosive final issue of the series that melds the supernatural edge of PREACHER with Saving Private Ryan! The series comes to a mind-blowing conclusion as The Light Brigade clashes with Zephon, now in possession of The Sword. It's a fight to the death with hundreds of Zephon's undead minions within the walls of the ancient monastery that the Light Brigade's soul-searching journey has led them to.


MATURE READERS


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

THE MONOLITH #4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art and cover by Phil Winslade


In stores May 5. DC's horrific new defender sets out on a new 2-part story - "Last Rites!" The Monolith reaches into the city to find evil. Something ancient and sinister lurks beneath Journey's End Cemetery, while a mysterious priest hunts the undead through the back alleys of Brooklyn. Plus, Alice and Tilt are faced with the responsibility of teaching their new protector to adapt in a new century.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

OUTSIDERS #12
Written by Judd Winick; art by Tom Derenick and Kevin Conrad; cover by Ian Churchill


In stores May 19. A special issue guest-starring Psimon, the old Teen Titans fearsome foe with guest art by Tom Derenick (SMALLVILLE) & Kevin Conrad! Psimon is on the loose - and that can't be good for a team comprised of former Titans like Nightwing and Arsenal. And is Roy really ready for battle?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PLASTIC MAN #6
Written by Kyle Baker; art and cover by Baker


In stores May 5. This is it! The conclusion to the 6-part "Eel O'Brien on the Lam" saga! (We can only stretch it so far!) But this is the real conclusion to the story…no kidding! (Actually, there'd better be kidding in a book like this!)


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

RICHARD DRAGON #1
Written by Chuck Dixon; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens


In stores May 26. Get ready for martial arts mayhem as Chuck Dixon, Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens reintroduce one of DC's toughest street fighters! When a mysterious figure begins assembling a strike team of the world's greatest assassins, Bronze Tiger sees the coming of a deadly storm. Tiger seeks out Richard Dragon, who's withdrawn from society, battling pit fighters and his own internal demons in the bowels of a Far East nightclub. Can he be coaxed back into the fray? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ROSE & THORN #6
Written by Gail Simone; art by Adriana Melo & Dan Green; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores May 19. It's the shocking finale to the sizzling miniseries written by BIRDS OF PREY's Gail Simone! Rose is at the mercy of the insane escaped inmate Ashleigh, and Thorn is nowhere to be found! Will the two sides of Rhosyn Forrest reconcile in time to save both their lives? And who is "Wild Rose"? Plus, a heart-rending betrayal that will alter Rose and Thorn's lives forever!


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

TEEN TITANS #11
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza; cover by McKone and Lary Stucker


In stores May 12. Part 3 of the 4-part "Raven Rising!" It's up to Raven and the last standing Titan to save their teammates from Brother Blood's clutches. But with Deathstroke and the Ravager in their way, along with hundreds of Brother Blood cult members, it looks like the bloodletting has only begun.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Prez, Romeo Tanghal and Carmine Infantino; cover by Prez and Tanghal


In stores May 19. The second archive edition collecting the classic NEW TEEN TITANS issues of the 1980s! This archive reprints THE NEW TEEN TITANS (volume one) #9-16, plus BEST OF DC (BLUE RIBBON DIGEST) #18, with the Titans heading to Mount Olympus, taking on the Brotherhood of Evil, and more! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 240 pg. Hardcover $49.95

THE NEW TEEN TITANS PVC SET - relist
In stores May 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 HC! Ranging in size from 3.5"-4.645" tall, this unforgettable grouping includes Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Starfire, Changeling, Cyborg, and Raven, along with their demonic enemy, Trigon. Packaged in a handsome window box.


FC, PVC Set (7 pcs.) $39.95

TEEN TITANS GO! #7
Written by J. Torres; art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker; cover by Dave Bullock


In stores May 26. Starfire's big sister Blackfire is back with a vengeance! Will the Titans become victims of their sibling rivalry?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

b>TOUCH #2
Written by John Francis Moore; art by Wes Craig and Prentis Rollins; cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC FOCUS. In stores May 12. Hit the Vegas Strip in the DC FOCUS series that looks at good vs. greed! In the debut issue we learned about Rory, the all-American hero. This month, the focus shifts to his shifty manager Cooper, who has his own problems including a lawsuit and a super-powered stalker!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

WONDER WOMAN #204
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores May 19. Batman guest-stars in an issue featuring a TRINITY-themed cover by Matt Wagner, part of a trio that includes with ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #628 and BATMAN #628! As "Bitter Pills" continues, Diana's search for help with the Silver Swan leads her to the same destination as Batman's investigation of the Keyes murder: Veronica Cale. But there's something in Cale's closet that will have unexpected consequences for Wonder Woman in a shocking surprise ending! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

A GREGORY TREASURY VOL. 2 TP
Written by Marc Hempel; art and cover by Hempel


In stores May 12. Collecting the third and fourth volumes of Marc Hempel's classic series into a single manga-sized book! A GREGORY TREASURY VOL. 2 features all-out pandemonium as Gregory is placed in a foster home that's more dysfunctional than the ol' asylum. All this, plus a special bonus section of unpublished and rarely seen GREGORY strips and illustrations! For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 144 pg. Trade paperback (5" x 7 3/8") $9.95

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written by Wally Wood and Steve Skeates; art by Wood, Dan Adkins, Mike Sekowsky, Gil Kane, Manny Stallman, Chic Stone, and Ogden Whitney; cover by Wood


In stores May 5. More classic 1960s adventures can be found in this Archive Edition collecting THUNDER AGENTS #11, NOMAN #1-2, and DYNAMO #3! NoMan faces an Egyptian succubus, S.P.I.D.E.R. assassins, time-traveling aliens, the Last Subterranean and more! Plus, an introduction by Wally Wood biographer Bhob Stewart! For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 216 pg. Hardcover $49.95

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


In stores May 5. Reoffered to coincide with the release of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 4, this volume collects 1966's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #8-10 and DYNAMO #2! These issues, masterminded by comics legend Wally Wood, feature the introduction of Raven, the fall of the Warlords, and atomic explosions, spaceships and international intrigue galore!


FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

CARTOON CARTOONS #30
Written by Tom Warburton, Jim Alexander and Charlie Boatner; art by Maurice Fontenot, Matt Jenkins, and Robert Pope; cover by Fontenot and Jared Deal


In stores May 26.


The Kids Next Door run a major mission - against Numbah Five's own big sister! Plus, Johnny Bravo's forced to sell his playthings at a yard sale, and Dexter tries to improve the Easter Bunny with science!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

LOONEY TUNES #114
Written by Sholly Fisch; art by Omar Aranda, Alberto Saichann and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Aranda and Saichann


In stores May 5. Look for the ACME Label! In this issue, take a wild ride through the history of ACME products, from cream-pie-throwing biplanes to joy-buzzer salesmen, starring the whole Looney Tunes gang!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #50
Written by Amy Rogers; art by Phil Moy and Christopher Cook; cover by Chris Savino and Moy


In stores May 19. It's a 50th issue celebration not to be missed, as we experience the TV episode that never was! In a thrilling tale originally intended to be a Powerpuff Girls episode, the Girls are sucked through a dimensional portal into a world where they're the villains! It's a brave new world featuring The Powerpunk Girls, Oppressor Plutonium, and the brave, heroic monkey hero Jomo Momo - in "Deja View!"


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS DOUBLE WHAMMY - relist
Written by Sean Carolan, Jennifer Moore, Abby Denson and John Rozum; art by Phil Moy, Dan Fraga, Mike Manley, Mike DeCarlo and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Moy


In stores May 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #50! Get a double whammy dose of Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup in this super-sized Special, reprinting the first two sold-out issues of the smash hit monthly THE POWERPUFF GIRLS! Also featured is a bonus DEXTER'S LABORATORY tale: "Bubble Boy."


FC, 64 pg. $3.95

SAMURAI JACK SPECIAL #1 - NEW PRINTING
Written by Genndy Tartakovsky; art by Lynn Naylor and Bill Wray; painted cover by Wray


In stores May 5. The origin story and first great adventure of the samurai star of Cartoon Network's hit show returns as a spectacular super-sized comic, timed to coincide with the SAMURAI JACK DVD! Coming from the past and flung into the far future, Samurai Jack must find a way back home somewhere in this new, hostile land.


FC, 64 pg. $3.95

SCOOBY-DOO #84
Written by Robbie Busch and Frank Strom; art by Joe Staton, Scott McRae, Karen Matchette and Scott McRae; cover by Staton


In stores May 12. A ghost-loving town is haunted by its own founder - a vengeful pirate! Plus, Scooby and Shaggy get into a scrape involving spies and secret sauce at a creepy burger joint!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

WILDSTORM

THE AUTHORITY #12
Written by Robbie Morrison; art and cover by Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla


In stores May 19. Yielding to international pressure, the Authority allows the reunion of Jenny Quantum and her estranged mother aboard the Carrier, an event that results in one of the year's most shocking moments - a moment that could threaten to destroy not only our own world, but also every alternate Earth in the Multiverse!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THE AUTHORITY: MORE KEV #1
Written by Garth Ennis; art and cover by Glenn Fabry


In stores May 26. Garth Ennis (PREACHER, The Punisher) and Glenn Fabry (PREACHER covers, Thor: Vikings) join forces for a 4-issue miniseries that takes aim at one of the most unique characters in the Wildstorm Univers: Corporal Kev Hawkins!


An alien armada stands poised to assault the planet Earth, bent on destruction and genocide! The Authority are in shambles following an initial encouter with the invaders, leaving Kev alone to fight them off. Is the world doomed?


MATURE READERS


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

ROBOTECH: INVASION #5
Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong; art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Omar Dogan; cover by Tommy Yune


In stores May 5. In the final chapter of the INVASION saga, Lancer must weigh the price of loyalty and love in an explosive confrontation that will force him to reevaluate his crusade against the Invid, until a massive new invasion force arrives from the Robotech Expedition! In the companion story, Karl Riber is driven to make a heart-wrenching decision at Mars Base that will affect the future of his fiance and the rest of the Earth. Admiral Lisa Hayes must deal with the burden of burying Robotechnology's most incredible secret!


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

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #22
Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by Clement Sauve; cover by Jason Pearson


In stores May 12. Santini and Team Achilles reluctantly travel to Africa to help out their new ally, Giant, a.k.a. The Hallibastard. He seeks to stomp out local opposition to his Corporate Masters. But as new friends and enemies emerge, StormWatch must ponder: Who's playing whom?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

THUNDERCATS: DOGS OF WAR TP
Written by John Layman; art by Brett Booth, Joe Prado, Al Vey and Eric Nguyen; cover by Booth and Vey


In stores May 19. The 'Cats hold on fans of '80s animation continues! When a vicious gang of warriors known as the Dogs of War threatens to shatter the idyllic peace of Thundera, Lion-O may be forced to call on his old foe Mumm-Ra for aid. Will this union be enough to fend off the pack of heinous hounds? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 128-page Trade paperback $14.95

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


In stores May 19. Reoffered to coincide with THUNDERCATS: DOGS OF WAR TP, this volume collects the first thrilling miniseries featuring TV's mightiest 'Cats! Picking up where the TV series ended, Lion-O begins to rebuild a new life for his people on New Thundera. But the Ancient Spirits of Evil seek to unleash the Shadowmaster from the Shadow Realm…and it might just spell doom for our heroes!


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $12.95

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #21
Written by Joe Casey; art by Duncan Rouleau and John Dell; cover by Dustin Nguyen


In stores May 5. Grifter's team of operatives is assembled in Europe, but will they be too late to save Zealot before she's tortured to death by the Coda order? Meanwhile, a deadly scheme moves forward against Jack Marlowe and the Halo Corporation…initiated by none other than Agent Wax!


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

PROMETHEA #30
Written by Alan Moore, art and cover by J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray


In stores May 26. Everything must go as the landmark series nears its conclusion! As the apocalypse continues to extend its reach from Sophie's mom's apartment to encompass the city and the world, various persons converge on their home to put a stop to it - including America's Best, and perhaps more significantly, the last Painted Doll.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

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


In stores May 12. Collecting the critically acclaimed 6-issue miniseries! How would you adjust to the world if you'd been frozen for 30 years? That's the problem the heroes of Terra Obscura have faced. But now a threat unlike anything they've seen before is spreading across the United States - a mysterious plague spreading like a cancer, making all technology useless and reverting mankind back to the Stone Age. Where are the heroes when their world needs them the most? For more information, see the feature article.


FC, 160 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

VERTIGO

BITE CLUB #2
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by David Hahn; painted cover by Frank Quitely


In stores May 12. Hot girls in bikinis collide with blood smoothies as this explosive new miniseries continues. Leto Del Toro, the first vampire priest in history, has just inherited the family business. But can a son of the church make his dead father proud by running Miami's nastiest crime cartel?


MATURE READERS


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

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


In stores May 5. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the VERTIGO: DESPAIR MINI-BUST (offered in Previews Vol. XIII #6). In an original story that parallels the events of THE SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS, the minions of Hell end up in Death's apartment. Sisters Delirium and Despair decide to throw a party for the dead that quickly gets out of control.


MATURE READERS


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

FABLES #25
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores May 12. In the penultimate issue of "March of the Wooden Soliders," Bigby arrives at the farm in upstate New York only to be greeted gun-first by an army of wooden soldiers. Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, the fate of Fabletown hangs in the balance as a very pregnant Snow White encounters a nasty surprise of her own.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FILTH TP
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura


In stores May 5. Grant Morrison's 13-issue maxiseries is collected in one mammoth volume. This imaginative series was a heady brew of big ideas, exotic locales and bizarre action, featuring some of the wildest imagery in all of comics, including prosthetically outfitted dolphins in scuba gear and a hard-smoking chimpanzee in Kremlin garb. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 320 pg. Trade paperback $19.95

THE MYSTERY PLAY SC - relist
Written by Grant Morrison; painted art and cover by Jon J Muth


In stores May 5. Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE FILTH TP, this tense psychological thriller by New X-Men and INVISIBLES writer Grant Morrison and MOONSHADOW painter Jon J Muth is a descent into a hallucinatory world of guilt and sacrifice. Accusation and suspicion threaten to tear a small English town apart when the actor playing God in a local religious play is brutally murdered.


MATURE READERS


FC, 80 pg. Softcover $12.95

HELLBLAZER #196
Written by Mike Carey; art by Chris Brunner; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores May 26. "Out of Season," Part 2 of 2, featuring guest artist Chris Brunner (BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT). In the bleak setting of a British seaside resort town in the dead of winter, John Constantine confronts the madman Gill and is subjected to a terrible test to see if he is worthy to walk in a psychotic's footsteps.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.75

HELLBLAZER: HAUNTED TP - relist
Written by Warren Ellis; art by John Higgins; cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores May 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the ORBITER SC. When John Constantine's old friend Isabel Bracknell turns up dead, he goes in search of the reasons behind it. But his investigation earns him a beating from the so-called "magician" responsible.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

HUMAN TARGET #10
Written by Peter Milligan; art by Cliff Chiang; cover by John Watkiss


In stores May 19. It's sex and violence with a cynical twist in this stand-alone story. Chance impersonates an old friend who's just escaped from prison and plans to lure the police away from him so the convict can have five nights alone with his beautiful wife. But in Chance's world, love and sex can be two very different things and this famous ladies' man has more up his sleeve than just romance.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

HUMAN TARGET TP - relist
Written by Peter Milligan; art by Edvin Biukovic; cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores May 5. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JLA: KID AMAZO HC (solicited in Previews Vol. XIV, No. 2), also written by Peter Milligan, this trade paperback collects the original acclaimed VERTIGO miniseries that reinvented one of DC's signature characters from the 1970s.


MATURE READERS


FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

THE LOSERS #12
Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock


In stores May 26. The conclusion to the 4-part "Island Life." Their escape plan has been shot down in flames. They're split up and pinned down in a ruined town on the edge of an active volcano. And there's a napalm air-strike with their name on it closing in at Mach 2. Sound like trouble? It's all in a day's work for the Losers.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

LUCIFER #50
Written by Mike Carey; art by P. Craig Russell; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores May 19. It's an extra-sized 50th issue celebration featuring art by Eisner Award-winner P. Craig Russell (THE SANDMAN #50) in a story titled "Lilith." At the dawn of Creation, there was a woman who defied both God and man for the sake of her own idea of love. Dark secrets and dirty politics collide as the true origins both of the Silver City and Lucifer's relationship with Mazikeen are revealed. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg. $3.50

MIDNIGHT, MASS: HERE THERE BE MONSTERS #5
Written by John Rozum; art by Paul Lee; cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores May 26. Paranormal investigators Adam and Julia Kadmon confront the army of Magellan, the creature who believes he is the chosen savior of the monster race. Without brute force on their side, the Kadmons will need to summon every magic spell they've got - and they'll need to remember the saying "Know thine enemy…"


MATURE READERS


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

ORBITER SC
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Colleen Doran


In stores May 12. A stunning softcover edition of Warren Ellis's and Colleen Doran's acclaimed original VERTIGO graphic novel. When a space shuttle crash lands on Earth after being missing for a decade, it unlocks a mystery that will unfold deep in outer space. Can a team of three specialists cheated out of their dream of spaceflight discover the nature of this bizarre space-borne anomaly? For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 104 pg. Softcover $17.95

PREACHER: DEAD OR ALIVE - THE COLLECTED COVERS SC - relist
Text by Garth Ennis and Glenn Fabry; art and cover by Fabry


In stores May 26. Reoffered to coincide with the release of WildStorm's THE AUTHORITY: MORE KEV #1! The covers that made PREACHER stand out from the pack, collected in one volume. Features every PREACHER cover painting by artist Glenn Fabry, with running commentary by Fabry and PREACHER writer Garth Ennis!


MATURE READERS


FC, 192 pg. Softcover $19.95

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THESSALY - WITCH FOR HIRE #4
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Shawn McManus; painted cover by Tara McPherson


In stores May 5. The enthralling 4-issue miniseries concludes. Calmly sipping tea, Thessaly waits as the hideous Chaos beast approaches, leaving a path of destruction and mayhem in its wake. It looks like the ever-resourceful witch is fresh out of ideas and her doom is drawing nigh. Or does Fetch have one final trick up his ghostly sleeve to save his true love?


MATURE READERS


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

SEAGUY #1
Written by Grant Morrison; art and covers by Cameron Stewart


In stores May 19. Award-winning writer Grant Morrison charts new territory with a 3-issue miniseries filled with colorful heroes, sinister theme parks, beautifully bearded women, a cigar-smoking tuna fish, and art by Cameron Stewart (CATWOMAN)! Set in a world where all the major battles have been won, Seaguy is a wistful, would-be hero who, with his pal Chubby Da Choona, embarks on a fantastical, picaresque voyage through a post-Utopian world filled with bizarre adventure and terrible sacrifice. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 40 pg. (1 of 3) $2.95

THE INVISIBLES: SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION TP - relist
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Steve Yeowell, Jill Thompson, Dennis Cramer, and Sean Phillips; cover by Rian Hughes


In stores May 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of SEAGUY #1, this collection contains the first eight issues of THE INVISIBLES Volume One, written by Grant Morrison.


MATURE READERS


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

SWAMP THING #3
Written by Andy Diggle; art and painted cover by Enriqu Breccia


In stores May 5. Tef is reluctant to embrace the godlike destiny which Sargon has promised her - until she discovers the wonders of the "morphogenic field," otherwise known as The Red, where all flesh is one. But does her father, the Swamp Thing, truly covet and fear her power over the flesh? And if so, to what extremes would he go to ensure she never becomes a threat to him?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: ONE MORE TIME TP
Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos


In stores May 19. The final trade collecting Warren Ellis's and Darick Robertson's towering TRANSMETROPOLITAN. Witness the final fate of journalist Spider Jerusalem as he faces his final showdown with the U.S. President. For more information, see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

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


In stores May 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the TRANSMETROPOLITAN: ONE MORE TIME TP. The ninth volume of the complete collection of the acclaimed series, reprinting TRANSMETROPOLITAN #49-54. Jerusalem and his cohorts step up their investigation into President Callahan's misdeeds and turn up some startling evidence…not to mention a sole surviving witness to the President's depravity.


MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade paperback $14.95

Y: THE LAST MAN #22
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Goran Parlov and Jos Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by Aron Weisenfeld


In stores May 5. Part 2 of the 3-part "Widow's Pass," featuring guest artist Goran Parlov. It's guns, alcohol, and a monkey as the last man on Earth's standoff with the female survivors of an Arizona militia group continues. Plus, Agent 355 gives Yorick the one thing he never expected to get from her, and Dr. Mann reveals a horrific secret.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #442
Written and illustrated by "The Usual Gang of Idiots"


In stores May 5. Run, don't walk, to pick up this issue of MAD! You know it'll be chock full of laughs, so why bother resisting? Don't fight us on this!


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

MAD XL #27
Written and illustrated by "The Usual Gang of Idiots"


In stores May 12. Another jam-packed issue of MAD XL contains the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers' Choice picks, and other fun features!


FC/B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

DC DIRECT

Retailers, please note: Unless otherwise specified, the following items are manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final products may differ from images shown. These items are advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for May-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 STATUE
Advance-solicited; in stores June 2. The demand for Batman Japanese imported product keeps growing, and only DC Direct can bring you the next imported product straight from Japan! Produced by highly respected Japanese toy & collectible company Kotobukiya, this statue was licensed by DC Comics for distribution in Japan only. Now, under special arrangement with Kotobukiya, DC Direct brings you this finely detailed and ultra-stylized Batman statue. This highly limited resin statue is restricted to an edition of only 2,800 pieces worldwide - with 2,500 of these pieces only available through DC Direct! The BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT STATUE stands 8 1/2" tall x 7" wide, and is a must for fans and collectors of Batman!


FC, Statue $150.00

CONTEMPORARY TEEN TITANS: BLACKFIRE ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 15, 2004. Exploding from the pages of the red-hot TEEN TITANS, by Geoff Johns, Mike McKone & Marlo Aquiza! The Teen Titans Koriand'r was a princess from the planet Tamaran as a child…but she had an older sister, Kornand'r, who was passed over for a royal position because of her sickliness. Now a powerful alien warrior, Kornand'r has returned as Blackfire to threaten the Titans! The CONTEMPORARY TEEN TITANS: BLACKFIRE ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 5/8" tall and features multiple points of articulation. This figure includes a Teen Titans logo base and is packaged in a 4-color blister. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action figure PI

CONTEMPORARY TEEN TITANS: DEATHSTROKE ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 15, 2004. Internationally renowned mercenary Slade Wilson became the New Teen Titans' greatest foe. Now this cold-blooded killer has returned to combat the re-formed Teen Titans…or has he? The CONTEMPORARY TEEN TITANS: DEATHSTROKE ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 3/4" tall, comes with a removable sword and shotgun accessories. This figure features multiple points of articulation includes a Teen Titans logo base and is packaged in a 4-color blister. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action figure PI

CONTEMPORARY TEEN TITANS: ROBIN ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 15, 2004. Training under the watchful eye of the Dark Knight prepared Robin for just about anything…and he's needed that preparation as a member of the Teen Titans! The CONTEMPORARY TEEN TITANS: ROBIN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 1/8" tall, comes with a staff accessory and features multiple points of articulation. This figure includes a Teen Titans logo base and is packaged in a 4-color blister. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action figure PI

CONTEMPORARY TEEN TITANS: WONDER GIRL ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 15, 2004. After helping Wonder Woman in her time of need, young Cassandra Sandsmark was given remarkable powers by Zeus. Now she uses those powers for good as a member of the re-formed Teen Titans! The CONTEMPORARY TEEN TITANS: WONDER GIRL ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6 1/8" tall, comes with a rope accessory and features multiple points of articulation. This figure includes a Teen Titans logo base and is packaged in a 4-color blister. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Action figure PI

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


Advance-solicited; in stores September 8, 2004. Continuing the DC Comics Classic Animation Maquette Series! Batman: The Animated Series changed the way fans looked at the Dark Knight, casting him as a sleek defender of the night in an art deco-styled Gotham City. With his square jaw and barrel-chest, Batman is an iconic defender of justice, vigilantly protecting the public from a bevy of bizarre foes! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 9 1/2" tall x 5 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Maquette $89.95

HARLEY QUINN MARIONETTE
Advance-solicited; in stores September 29, 2004. Limited Edition of 1,007! Harleen Quinzel was a psychatric nurse…until she developed a dangerous crush on The Joker! Soon she'd transformed into the Clown Prince of Crime's main squeeze - Harley Quinn! The HARLEY QUINN MARIONETTE features hand painted, cold-cast porcelain hands, feet and head, bat-shaped hand control, gun with a real cork and playing cards all sculpted with meticulously detailed craftsmanship. Harley stands approximately 16" tall, wearing her red-and-black costume and signature hood, and includes a satin pillow and plush Joker doll for Harley to control. Includes an adjustable black enamel metal stand, a small hang-tag booklet outlining instructions for use and a full-color Certificate of Authenticity. Packaged in a gold-foil stamped black gift box. For more information, see the feature article.


FC, Marionette $295.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: SUPERMAN MINI-MAQUETTE - relist
In stores May 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: BATMAN MINI MAQUETTE (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 11)! The sole survivor of Krypton, Superman was raised on Earth with a moral strength as great as his physical abilities. Possessing powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, Clark Kent assumed the secret identity of Superman, Earth's greatest champion! Superman is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini-maquette measuring approximately: 5 1/2" tall x 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" on a newly designed sculpted base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Mini-maquette $29.95

SUPERBOY & KRYPTO STATUE
Sculpted by Barsom


Based on artwork by Curt Swan and George Klein


Advance-solicited; in stores September 15, 2004. There's no greater bond than that between a boy and his dog…especially when they both have super powers! Superboy and his pet super-dog, Krypto, fight evil side-by-side, proving the adage that a dog is truly a Kryptonian's best friend. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 5" high x 6 1/2" wide x 4" deep, comes with a full color certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Statue $89.95

TEEN TITANS ANIMATED SERIES POSTER - relist
In stores May 5. Reoffered to coincide with the TEEN TITANS: STARFIRE MAQUETTE (offered in Previews Vol. XIII, No. 11). They fight for truth, justice, and pizza! Cartoon Network's posters for the red-hot Teen Titans animated series became one of the summer's most prized collectibles! Now you have another chance to own a copy of this coveted poster featuring DC's cartoon sensations!


FC, Poster $7.95

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


Advance-solicited; in stores September 1, 2004. He is The Sandman reborn. With a green gem and clothed in white, he is the melding of what was human in the dream-child Daniel and what was endless and immortal of The Sandman. The King of Dreams is dead - long live the King. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-bust measures approximately 6" high x 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-bust $45.00

 
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