DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping October, 2004

Mon, July 12th, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in October of 2004.

ARKHAM ASYLUM ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC


Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Dave McKean


In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the critically acclaimed Batman story that helped launch the U.S. careers of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean, DC Comics is proud to present the ARKHAM ASYLUM 15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION - a 216-page hardcover reprinting the now-classic confrontation between the Dark Knight and his archnemeses the Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and more in the black heart of Gotham City's house for the criminally insane.


This entertaining, experimental graphic novel is well known for its psychological intensity and probing portraits of Batman and the Joker, as well as its mystical symbolism, powerful mood and riveting multi-media artwork. This special edition also includes Morrison's complete final script annotated by both himself and original editor Karen Berger, many of his original thumbnail breakdowns, samples of how the story and art came together, and more surprises!


On sale Oct 20 o 216 pg, FC, $29.95 US o Mature Readers

BATMAN: AS THE CROW FLIES TP


Written by Judd Winick


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend


Cover by Matt Wagner


BATMAN: AS THE CROW FLIES is a 128-page trade paperback collecting BATMAN #626-630, written by award-winner Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW) and illustrated by the acclaimed team of Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend (WILDCATS 3.0) with a painted cover by Matt Wagner (BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY). This collection also contains a sketchbook section showing Nguyen's early approach to Batman, the Penguin and the Scarecrow.


Gotham City's underworld is thrown into turmoil as its crimelords slip into a rabid - and murderous - frenzy. Is it a coincidence, or part of an elaborate and sinister power play?


One thing's for sure: The machinations of the Scarecrow and the Penguin will have Batman hard-pressed to restore order. Worse, Batman may have met his match in the vicious Scarebeast!


On sale Oct 27 o 128 pg, FC, $12.95 US

CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #2


Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Tim Sale


Selina's Roman Holiday continues! Wanted for last issue's shocking murder, Catwoman finds herself caught between two rival gangs with all of Rome up for grabs. Get ready for love, death and betrayal - Gotham City style - on the other side of the world!


On sale Oct 20 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, $3.50 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #799


Written by Andersen Gabrych, Shane McCarthy


Art by Pete Woods & Cam Smith, Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Jock


"War Games," Act 3, Part 1! Batman engineers a mass meeting


of criminals. But will it render the game unwinnable? And in the backup story, the conclusion of "Low," the Riddler takes on Poison Ivy!


On sale Oct 6 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #184


Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art by Brad Walker & Troy Nixey


Cover by Brian Haberlin


"War Games," Act 3, Part 2! As Batman drowns in a sea of enemies, the rest of Gotham's heroes race to save him! All the chaos and violence so far was merely a prelude to this. To make matters worse, the G.C.P.D. is about to break ranks!


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

NIGHTWING #98


Written by Devin Grayson


Art by Mike Lilly & Andy Owens


Cover by Scott McDaniel & Owens


"War Games," Act 3, Part 3! Ten months ago, Firefly torched Haly's Circus, the childhood home of Dick Grayson. Tonight, Firefly must face the wrath of Nightwing! Meanwhile, Batgirl and Onyx battle Killer Croc and the Suicide King!


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

ROBIN #131


Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Jon Proctor & Robert Campanella


Cover by Dustin Nguyen


"War Games," Act 3, Part 4! Two Robins - one former and one current - fight for their lives! Tim Drake takes on the devilish duo of the Trickster and Mr. Fun, while Stephanie Brown takes on the mysterious mastermind steering "War Games!"


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #58


Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art by Al Barrionuevo & Francis Portela


Cover by Jae Lee


"War Games," Act 3, Part 5! With the city in chaos, Tarantula becomes the prime target of the G.C.P.D.! Desperate for a victory, they're hell-bent on bringing her down. Batman must choose between stemming the violence and saving his newest ally.


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATGIRL #57


Written by Dylan Horrocks


Art by Mike Huddleston & Jesse Delperdang


Cover by James Jean


"War Games," Act 3, Part 6! Batgirl and Onyx fight for their lives in the bowels of Gotham City as a seemingly endless supply of criminals overruns the city. And the mysterious mastermind behind "War Games" decides to take the war to Batman!


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CATWOMAN #36


Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti


"War Games," Act 3, Part 7! The penultimate chapter of Gotham's darkest period finds Batman in conflict with Commissioner Akins, the players ready for the final battle, and Catwoman squaring off one last time against Zeiss, the man who left her for dead!


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN #633


Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Kinsun & Aaron Sowd


Cover by Matt Wagner


"War Games," Act 3, Part 8 - the extra-sized conclusion!


The climactic battle between Batman and the mastermind behind the Gotham gang war hits close to home! Don't miss the stunning finale!


On sale Oct 27 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US

BATMAN ADVENTURES DIGEST Vol. 1: ROGUES GALLERY


Written by Ty Templeton, Dan Slott and Scott Peterson


Art by Rick Burchett, Templeton, Tim Levins, and Terry Beatty


Cover by Bruce Timm


Reoffered to coincide with the TEEN TITANS GO! DIGESTS, this volume collects GOTHAM ADVENTURES #50 and BATMAN ADVENTURES #1-4, showcasing the worst of Batman's foes!


On sale Oct 13 o 5.125" x 7.562" o 112 pg, FC, $6.95 US o Relist

BATMAN ADVENTURES DIGEST Vol. 2: SHADOWS AND MASKS


Written by Dan Slott, Ty Templeton, Gabe Soria,


and Vito Delsante


Art by Rick Burchett, Dean Haspiel, Templeton, and Terry Beatty


Cover by Kelsey Shannon


Reoffered to coincide with the TEEN TITANS GO! DIGESTS, this volume collects BATMAN ADVENTURES #5-9, featuring more action-packed Batman tales!


On sale Oct 20 o 5.125" x 7.562" o 112 pg, FC, $6.95 US o RELIST

BATMAN: HAUNTED KNIGHT TP


Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Tim Sale


Reoffered to coincide with SOLO #1, also featuring art by the incomparable Tim Sale. This collection includes three LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT HALLOWEEN SPECIALS by Loeb & Sale that paved the way for BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN.


On sale Oct 20 o 192 pg, $14.95 US o RELIST

BATMAN: HUSH Vol. 1 TP


Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: HUSH Vol. 2 TP, this now-classic collection reprints BATMAN #608-612, including guest appearances by Superman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Huntress, and more! Plus, four brand-new pages and two pages previously seen exclusively on www.dccomics.com.


On sale Oct 13 o 128 pg, $12.95 US o RELIST

BATMAN: HUSH Vol. 2 TP


Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


The 12-part "Hush" storyline - crafted by comics heavyweights Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee & Scott Williams - topped sales charts for an entire year, thrilling readers and critics alike. Now the second half of that legendary story arc - BATMAN #613-619 - is collected for the first time as a softcover in BATMAN: HUSH Volume 2 TP.


This volume contains the stunning conclusion of "Hush," featuring the Dark Knight's shocking showdown with the Joker, the debut of a brand-new Batmobile, a catfight among Catwoman, Talia and Lady Shiva, and, perhaps, most surprising of all, the true identity of the enigmatic Hush! Plus, this collection includes the 6-page story from Wizard #0 and features a stunning new cover by Lee & Williams!


On sale Oct 13 o 192 pg, FC, $12.95 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL #24


Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Michael Lark & Stefano Gaudiano


Cover by Lark


You've seen "War Games" from the heroes' perspectives.


Now see it through the eyes of the real world! As the detectives of the G.C.P.D. battle to save lives, Commissioner Akins reaches his breaking point with Batman.


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: DETECTIVE No. 27 SC


Written by Michael Uslan


Art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg


ELSEWORLDS. In this stunning softcover edition of the original hardcover graphic novel, Bruce Wayne becomes a member of a secret society of detectives to battle the decades-old criminal conspiracy that left him an orphan!


On sale Oct 27 o 96 pg, FC, $12.95 US

BIRDS OF PREY #75


Written by Gail Simone


Art by Ed Benes and Eduardo Barretto


Cover by Jason Pearson


A new beginning for the team, and an extra-sized anniversary issue! The Birds, reeling from the aftershock of "War Games," are forced to make a decision that changes everything! Plus, a special backup tale with guest artist Eduardo Barretto!


On sale Oct 27 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US

BIRDS OF PREY: OF LIKE MINDS TP


Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Ed Benes & Alex Lei


Reoffered to coincide with BIRDS OF PREY #75, this volume collects the sold-out BIRDS OF PREY #56-61! Featuring guest stars Nightwing and Batgirl, this tale shakes things up for Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress!


On sale Oct 20 o 144 pg, $14.95 US o RELIST

BATMAN: NINE LIVES SC


Written by Dean Motter


Art by Michael Lark


Cover by Lark & Christopher Moeller


Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: DETECTIVE No. 27 SC, this cinematic 1940s Elseworlds tale is told in a sideways "landscape" format. Who killed nightclub owner and chanteuse Selina Kyle? The "Bat-Man" is on the case, but so is Detective Richard Grayson!


On sale Oct 27 o 128 pg, $17.95 US o RELIST

SUPERMAN #210


Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


It's the battle between the DCU's strongest heroes: Superman vs. Wonder Woman in a fight to the finish, written by fan-favorite Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Jim Lee & Scott Wiliams as "For Tomorrow" continues!


When Superman inadvertently sets off a series of catastrophic events after destroying the Vanishing Tech, Wonder Woman must intervene and attempt to put an end to the chaos. But Superman has plans of his own and won't let the Amazonian interfere without a fight - and what a fight it'll be!


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ACTION COMICS #820


Written by Chuck Austen


Art by Carlos D'Anda


Cover by Joyce Chin & Arthur Adams


A tribute to the dead is interrupted by a new Silver Banshee! As Superman and Jack Ryder pay their respects to a photographer caught in the crossfire of a supervillain rampage, Silver Banshee comes screaming from the pits of Hell!


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #633


Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning


Cover by Gene Ha


It's a deadly new villain for the Man of Steel! New Parasites are born, and they have a thirst for the Man of Steel's power!


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #15


Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jess Merino


Fan-favorite writer Jeph Loeb and artists extraordinaire Carlos Pacheco & Jess Merino (JLA/JSA: VIRTUE & VICE, ARROWSMITH) continue the shocking 5-part arc "Absolute Power" as a resistance rises up against the tyranny of…Superman and Batman?


A resistance is formed against dictators Superman and Batman. But will these new Freedom Fighters save this dark world or make it even worse? Do not read the ending of this story first - it'll blow your mind!


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT HC


Written by Mark Waid


Art and cover by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan


The entire modern day retelling of Superman - from his early days in Smallville with Lana Lang and Lex Luthor, to his first meeting with Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White in Metropolis - is recounted in this lavish hardcover collection by writer Mark Waid and artists Leinil Francis Yu & Gerry Alanguilan!


SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT collects the best-selling, critically acclaimed 12-issue maxiseries of the same name and features an introduction by Smallville television producers Al Gough & Miles Millar, plus a sketchbook section showcasing Yu's development work in addition to notes by Waid.


Witness the making of a legend, as Clark Kent learns the tough lessons needed to become the World's Greatest Hero! Also watch as Lex Luthor comes to Smallville, befriending Clark. But it's a relationship that may ultimately spell disaster for Metropolis and the Man of Steel.


On sale Oct 20 o 304 pg, FC, $29.95 US

SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC


Written by Otto Binder,


Jerry Coleman and various


Art by Wayne Boring, Curt Swan,


Kurt Schaffenberger and various


Cover by Curt Swan & Stan Kaye


The first Silver Age Superman Archive, reprinting ACTION COMICS #241-247 and SUPERMAN #122-126 (1958-1959)! This volume, with an introduction by Mark Waid, features the debuts of the Fortress of Solitude, Brainiac, Kandor, the Super-Pets, and much more!


On sale Oct 6 o 236 pg, FC, $49.95 US

MAJESTIC #3


Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Karl Kerschl


Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


The adventures of WildStorm hero Mr. Majestic in the DCU continue! Suffering from memory loss, Majestic tries to piece together the shards of his past and return home. Plus, the Eradicator's back - and he's got Majestic in his sights!


On sale Oct 6 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

JIMMY OLSEN: ADVENTURES BY JACK KIRBY VOL. 2 TP


Written by Jack Kirby


Art by Kirby, Vince Colletta, and Mike Royer


Cover by Kirby & Al Milgrom


The Jack Kirby adventures continue in this final volume collecting JIMMY OLSEN #142-148 and #150! Kirby pits Jimmy, the Guardian and the Newsboy Legion against cosmic creatures, vampires and more. Plus, an intro by Mark Evanier and a previously unpublished Kirby cover!


On sale Oct 13 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US

JIMMY OLSEN: ADVENTURES BY JACK KIRBY VOL. 1 TP


Written by Jack Kirby


Art by Kirby & Vince Colletta


Cover by Kirby & Steve Rude


Reoffered to coincide with JIMMY OLSEN: ADVENTURES BY JACK KIRBY Vol. 2 TP, this volume collects SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #133-139 and #141, circa 1970-1971, featuring appearances by Superman, the cloned Guardian, Dubbilex, and Darkseid!


On sale Oct 13 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

SUPERMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC


Written by Jerry Siegel


Art and cover by Joe Shuster


Available at a new low price, the classic Archive Edition collecting SUPERMAN #1-4! Relive the early adventures of Superman with this volume, now at a special low price!


Advance-solicited; on sale Dec 15 o 272 pg, FC, $19.95 US

ADAM STRANGE #2


Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Pascal Ferry


Continuing the thrilling new adventures of DC's premier science-fiction hero! Adam Strange survives an alien attack as he discovers clues to what's happened to his adopted homeworld, Rann!


On sale Oct 27 o 2 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

AQUAMAN #23


Written by Will Pfeifer


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy


The 3-part "With the Fishes" concludes! What happened on the day San Diego sank? The truth may surprise you when Aquaman is forced to choose between civilization and chaos as a group of pirates led by the villainous Marauder takes advantage of the horrendous, watery disaster area.


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BLOODHOUND #4


Written by Dan Jolley


Art by Leonard Kirk & Robin Riggs


Cover by Dave Johnson


In the startling conclusion of Bloodhound's debut adventure, Travis Clevenger learns just how much punishment he can take, as he faces a super-powered killer ready to murder those closest to DC's darkest hero! No one escapes this fight in one piece…


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #5


Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Chaykin


The penultimate issue of the electrifying miniseries! The remaining Challengers come face-to-face with the masters of the world and learn that the masses have been manipulated for some time. Now it's up to the Challengers to free the world - and beyond - from Hegemony's insidious grasp!


On sale Oct 13 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

DOOM PATROL #5


Written by John Byrne


Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Byrne


Cliff, Rita and Nudge infiltrate an illegal ultimate fighting ring by pitting Robotman against multiple malevolent machines of destruction! Learn secrets of where Cliff Steele, Rita Farr and the Chief have come from - just in time for Robotman to lose his head!


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

FALLEN ANGEL #16


Written by Peter David


Art by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco


Cover by Ashley Wood


Doctor Juris is no longer in power in Bte Noire! On the run from the Hierarchy, it appears the Fallen Angel - his rejected former lover - may be his only ally. Meanwhile, a power vacuum created by the absence of Juris triggers a showdown!


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

FIRESTORM #6


Written by Dan Jolley


Art by Chris Batista & Dan Green


Cover by Luke Ross


A special issue that ties into IDENTITY CRISIS, featuring guest art by Chris Batista (THE LEGION) & Dan Green (Uncanny X-Men)! With the pressures of his family life and the gargantuan responsibilities of the powers of Firestorm weighing heavily on him, Jason Rusch finally decides to blow off some steam! But what will be the consequences of his recklessness…especially when the JLA reveals what happened to Ronnie Raymond?


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1


Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver


A turning point in the history of the Green Lanterns begins here, in a 6-issue miniseries written by fan-favorite Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS, THE FLASH) with art by Ethan Van Sciver (New X-Men, THE FLASH: IRON HEIGHTS)!


Hal Jordan was one of the greatest heroes in the DCU until tragedy turned him into one of its greatest villains. Today, his soul searches for redemption as the Spectre. But redemption may not be what Jordan himself needs...or wants. The fates of Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and the rest of the Green Lantern mythology unfold in this colossal tale of heroism involving the entire DCU!


On sale Oct 27 o 1 of 6 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US Edited by Peter Tomasi

THE FLASH #215


Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay


Part 2 of the 3-part "Sins of the Father," tying into the events of IDENTITY CRISIS!


Wally West continues to struggle with the secrets he's uncovered about Barry Allen's time with the JLA. But making peace with them may not be as easy as he'd hoped. Plus, a new arrival in Keystone City spells trouble for the Rogues!


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

GOLDEN AGE SANDMAN ARCHIVES Vol. 1 HC


Written by Gardner Fox


Art by Bert Christman, Creig Flessel, Chad Grothkopf,


Ogden Whitney, and various Cover by Flessel


The first batch of the Sandman's adventures are chronicled in this volume reprinting stories from ADVENTURE COMICS #40-57, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939, and NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1940 (circa 1940-41). Plus, an intro by Jim Amash, co-editor of Alter Ego.


On sale Oct 27 o 228 pg, FC, $49.95 US

GREEN ARROW #43


Written by Judd Winick


Art by Phil Hester & Ande Parks


Cover by Marcos Martn & Alvaro Lopez


In Part 4 of the 6-part "New Blood," Brick abducts the daughter of Star City's mayor! Green Arrow and Connor Hawke must rip the city apart to find the child before the new kingpin of crime exacts his revenge on our heroes and the city at large!


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD TWILIGHT/NEW DAWN TP


Written by Ron Marz


Art by Daryl Banks, Bill Willingham, Derec Aucoin and various


Cover by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer


Reoffered to coincide with GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1, this collection features GREEN LANTERN #148-155. Hal Jordan becomes Parallax, while freelance artist Kyle Rayner is awarded the last Power Ring…and a new Green Lantern is born!


On sale Oct 27 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

H-E-R-O #21


Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger


Cover by Kelsey Shannon


The battle lines over the H-E-R-O device are drawn: Robby Reed and his team against a villain created by the device, with powers that dwarf all the others combined. Plus, Matt Allen (from H-E-R-O #5) learns his daughter has been kidnapped, and he isn't happy!


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HAWKMAN #33


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Andy Smith & Mick Gray


Cover by Kevin Nowlan


A routine trip to the JSA headquarters in New York takes a dramatic turn when a malicious and incredibly powerful creature unleashes massive destruction on the city. Hawkman and Hawkgirl must join forces with The Monolith! But will their combined strength be enough?


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

IDENTITY CRISIS #5


Written by Brad Meltzer


Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair


Cover by Michael Turner


Find out what all the fuss is about as the breathtaking 7-issue miniseries heats up! The heroes take a proactive stance against the villains of the DCU…at the cost of lives on both sides of the crisis! Unfortunately, nothing can prevent another loss in a hero's private life. With the stakes raised for everyone involved, things are going to get a lot worse before they get better!


On sale Oct 20 o 5 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.95 US

HARD TIME TP


Written by Steve Gerber


Art and cover by Brian Hurtt


Don't miss the first collection of the series Entertainment Weekly calls "Oz meets My So-Called Life!" This volume features HARD TIME #1-6, telling the tale of Ethan Harrow, a teenager faced with life behind bars with only a strange power to keep him alive!


On sale Oct 6 o 144 pg, FC, $9.95 US

HARD TIME #9


Written by Steve Gerber


Art and cover by Brian Hurtt


DC Focus! A new story arc begins as Ethan Harrow leaves solitary confinement to find the balance of power changed forever at State Penitentiary - and he's dependent on his own mysterious power to protect him. Jump aboard the gripping drama Entertainment Weekly calls "Oz meets My So-Called Life."


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA: YEAR ONE TP


Written by Mark Waid & Brian Augustyn


Art by Barry Kitson, Michael Bair, Mark Propst, and John Stokes


Cover by Kitson


Reoffered to coincide with Mark Waid's SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT HC, this trade paperback collects the maxiseries that reveals how five inexperienced heroes founded the greatest super-team the world has ever known. Featuring an intro by Kurt Busiek.


On sale Oct 20 o 320 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

JLA: LIBERTY & JUSTICE OVERSIZED SC


Written by Paul Dini


Art and cover by Alex Ross


Reoffered to coincide with the JLA ALEX ROSS ACTION FIGURES, this original graphic novel (told in sequential comic-book storytelling) finds the JLA confronting a threat from space in the form of a deadly virus that sets off a chain reaction of worldwide fear and panic.


On sale Oct 27 o 10" x 13" o 96 pg, FC, $9.95 US o Relist

JLA #107


Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Ron Garney & Dan Green


Fan-favorite writer Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY) joins the JLA art team of Ron Garney & Dan Green for "Crime Syndicate of Amerika," an 8-part story that explodes from the pages of Busiek's JLA/AVENGERS! Research has continued on the mysterious "space egg" left behind at the end of JLA/AVENGERS, leading the JLA to take steps to ensure that Krona stays put in his "prison." But this distraction could prove fatal, since the real threat at the moment may come from another Earth!


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JSA: SAVAGE TIMES TP


Written by Geoff Johns & David S. Goyer


Art by Leonard Kirk, Patrick Gleason, Keith Champagne, and Christian Alamy Cover by Jerome K. Moore


A thrilling new trade collecting JSA #39-45! The JSA is divided, handling multiple matters in different eras. Several heroes find themselves in Ancient Egypt, fighting the immortal villain Vandal Savage and an earlier incarnation of the power of Black Adam. However, Power Girl and Dr. Mid-Nite also have their hands full with separate cases.


On sale Oct 20 o 168 pg, FC, $14.95 US

JSA #66


Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne


Cover by J.H. Williams III


The exciting conclusion of the 2-part "Out of Time!" The life of Rick Tyler continues to tick away as the JSA is forced to battle through the time stream to save their teammate. But what fate awaits Rex Tyler? And how is Extant involved?


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JSA: STRANGE ADVENTURES #3


Written by Kevin J. Anderson


Art by Barry Kitson & Gary Erskine


Cover by John Watson


The mad Lord Dynamo has offered a devil's bargain to mankind: He will cure the world's ills, but only if Green Lantern surrenders his Power Ring and Starman relinquishes his Gravity Rod! Will the rest of the nation turn against the Justice Society of America?


On sale Oct 20 o 3 of 6 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #4


Written by Joe Kelly


Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


A glimpse into Vera's youth in industrial England a generation ago gives insight into her relationship with her late brother Manchester Black and the horrors that made them both what they are today - for Vera, leader of the Elite…for Black, dead!


On sale Oct 13 o 4 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

KINETIC #8


Written by Kelley Puckett


Art and cover by Warren Pleece


DC Focus! Just when Tom has had as much of his family as he can take, a new player shows up: his father! Where has he been, and why did he leave? And will Tom's newfound powers change their relationship forever?


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE MONOLITH #9


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art and cover by Phil Winslade


The gangsters of the underworld retaliate against the downtrodden lower East Siders they've repressed and robbed - by creating a Monolith of their own…one forged of iron!


On sale Oct 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

MANHUNTER #3


Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Jsus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Jae Lee


The action-packed new series continues with an issue that ties into IDENTITY CRISIS! Kate Spencer's new super-hero identity turns her entire life upside down, as a super-powered accident endangers her custody rights and threatens to blow her cover as Manhunter. Worst of all, the psychotic Shadow Thief has a thing or two to teach her about street fighting…


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

OUTSIDERS #17


Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Dwayne Turner & Nelson


John Walsh of America's Most Wanted stars in the timely and compelling 3-part story "Most Wanted!" The Outsiders are an aggressive super-team, taking the fight to the bad guys and preying on super-criminals. But when one of the criminals they're chasing turns out to be a real predator, Nightwing and his teammates seek aid from an unlikely source. John Walsh helps the Outsiders deal with a very real problem that hits home with Arsenal, Grace and Walsh himself: child abduction.


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DC COMICS RARITIES ARCHIVES Vol. 1 HC


Written by Jerry Siegel, Gardner Fox, Sheldon Mayer,


William Moulton Marston, Bob Kane and various


Art by Joe Shuster, Bob Kane, Harry G. Peter,


Jack Burnley, Shelly Moldoff, Creig Flessel and various


Cover by Sheldon Mayer, Howard Purcell, E. E. Hibbard and various


For the first time ever, in one huge collection, three of DC Comics' most hard to find early anthology titles are reprinted in their entirety! DC COMICS RARITIES ARCHIVE Vol. 1 is a whopping 348-page hardcover collecting NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1940 and BIG ALL-AMERICAN COMIC BOOK #1 (1944).


This volume, with an introduction by Roy Thomas, features appearances by virtually every early Golden Age DC hero: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Sandman, Hawkman, Scribbly, The Atom, Green Lantern, Mr. Terrific, Jonny Thunder and Wildcat! Plus, loads of backups, funny animals, gag strips, text pieces and information about the Fair!


The two World's Fair Comics were specially created to be distributed at the legendary New York World's Fair of 1939-40 and feature adventures revolving around the DC heroes' visits there. Most of the strips included in this very special Archive have never been reprinted! This is truly a testament to the diversity of the Golden Age of DC Comics that no serious comic collector should be without.


Advance-solicited; on sale Dec 1 o 348 pg, FC, $75.00 US

PLASTIC MAN #11


Written by Kyle Baker


Art and cover by Baker


This one's titled "Homeland Security!" If Plastic Man is in charge of it, how secure can it be?


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

RICHARD DRAGON #6


Written by Chuck Dixon


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


The Motor City is a powder keg, and Lady Shiva holds the match! Her Circle of Six aims to take over the city's underworld and establish a global drug trade. Only two men stand in their way: Richard Dragon and the Bronze Tiger. This battle will settle the fate of the city…and not everyone will survive!


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SOLO #1


Written by Tim Sale, Brian Azzarello, Jeph Loeb, Darwyn Cooke, and Diana Schutz


Art and cover by Sale


What happens when some of the most talented artists in comics are free to unleash their creative vision across 48 pages? The answer is SOLO, a unique new bimonthly series that showcases the best of the best of the biz!


Unfettered by the constraints of a regular monthly series, SOLO's artists work in a variety of genres - using whichever characters - they wish! SOLO debuts in style with fan-favorite artist Tim Sale (CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME, BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN) in an issue that features a must-read follow-up story to SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS (written by Jeph Loeb), a Catwoman/Batman tale (written by Brian Azzarello), a Supergirl adventure (written by Dark Horse Comics editor Diana Schutz), and more!


Future SOLO issues will feature such A-list talent as Richard Corben, Paul Pope, Howard Chaykin, Jordi Bernet, Mike Allred and Darwyn Cooke.


On sale Oct 27 o Bimonthly o No interior ads o 48 pg, FC, $3.95 US Edited by Mark Chiarello

TEEN TITANS #17


Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Mike McKone & Marlo Alquiza


The 3-part "Titans Tomorrow" kicks off here, as the Titans return from the trip with the Legion…ten years too late!


Get ready to meet the all-new Titans lineup: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Animal Man, Aquawoman and the Flash! But all is not as well as it seems in the future, and the Teen Titans are going to find out why.


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

TEEN TITANS: FAMILY LOST TP


Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Mike McKone, Marlo Alquiza, Tom Grummett, Ivan Reis, Kevin Conrad, Marc Campos, and Norm Rapmund


Cover by McKone & Alquiza


Raven returns…with a new body, but also a new master: the latest Brother Blood!


The newest adventures of everyone's favorite teen team of heroes unfolds in TEEN TITANS: FAMILY LOST, a 176-page trade paperback collecting TEEN TITANS #8-12, plus the hard to find TITANS #1/2. This collection is written by Geoff Johns (JSA, FLASH) with art by the acclaimed team of Mike McKone (Exiles) & Marlo Alquiza (SUPERMAN), and additional art by Tom Grummett, Ivan Reis, Kevin Conrad, Marc Campos, and Norm Rapmund.


Deathstroke's daughter, Rose Wilson assumes the identity of the Ravager and switches from Titans ally to Titans threat. Now Deathstroke and Rose hunt for the Titans. Could things be any more explosive? They do, when Kid Flash learns to drive!


On sale Oct 6 o 176 pg, FC, $9.95 US

SCRATCH #5


Written by Sam Kieth


Art and cover by Kieth


Batman returns in the conclusion of the story of misbegotten werewolf Scratch! A bloodthirsty mob wants Scratch dead. Can Batman protect him from his hometown and discover the secret of the Ouroboros in the midst of this frenzy?


On sale Oct 6 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WONDER WOMAN #209


Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder


Cover by J.G. Jones


Medousa launches an attack on Wonder Woman's embassy as "Stoned" nears its petrifying conclusion! When those closest to Diana are caught off-guard, who will pay the price for Medousa's blood-lust? And what surprising ally will rise to the challenge?


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES #2


Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda


The thrilling series reflecting the great new animated show continues! The creature called Man-Bat escapes Arkham with a secret weapon: a sonar shriek that drives citizens "batty"! Can the Batman keep Gotham from becoming a "City of Bats"?


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #2


Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong


Cover by Ben Caldwell


The action-packed new series continues with a story guest-starring Booster Gold and Steel! The League battles the Royal Flush Gang in Las Vegas, and Booster learns why the team pays Superman so much respect.


On sale Oct 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #2


Written by Jim Alexander, Sholly Fisch and Tom Warburton


Art by John Delaney, Jeff Albrecht, Mike Wetterhahn,


Tim Chi Ly, Maurice Fontenot and Robert R. Smith


Cover by Gary Fields


It's the hottest 'toon party in town, featuring the adventures of The Kids Next Door, Johnny Bravo and Courage the Cowardly Dog! Plus, a brand-new letters page and Cartoon Network fun facts!


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #12


Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Dave Bullock


Special one-year anniversary issue! The Titans go face-to-face with their strangest foe: Mumbo! Can they survive more of his "tricks"?


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! DIGEST Vol. 1: TRUTH, JUSTICE, PIZZA! TP


Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck, Tim Smith & Lary Stucker


Cover by Dave Bullock


The newest additions to Johnny DC's roster of animated heroes make their debuts in two new digest-sized collections! Vol. 1, reprinting issues #1-5, kicks off with the stories "Demo," "The Beast Boy Who Cried Wolf," "Lame," "My Crummy Valentine" and "Monster Zit."


On sale Oct 13 o 5" x 7.562" o 112 pg, FC, $6.95 US

TEEN TITANS GO! DIGEST Vol. 2: HEROES ON PATROL! TP


Written by J. Torres and Adam Beechen


Art by Todd Nauck, Udon Studios and Lary Stucker


Cover by Dave Bullock


Capturing all of the action and fun of the Cartoon Network series! This volume reprints issues #6-10, featuring the stories "Brothers," "How You Play the Game," "Naked City," "War Machine" and "That Sinking Feeling."


On sale Oct 13 o 5" x 7.562" o 112 pg, FC, $6.95 US

LOONEY TUNES #119


Written by Earl Kress, Bill Matheny and Craig Bolden


Art and cover by David Alvarez


& Mike DeCarlo


For Bugs Bunny, outsmarting a pair of gorillas is child's play! Plus, Marvin the Martian, Sylvester and Tweety!


On sale Oct 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #89


Written by John Rozum, Robbie Busch, and Sholly Fisch


Art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope


& Scott McRae


Cover by Staton


The Mystery Inc. gang goes to San Francisco to pursue a poetry-spoutin' poltergeist! Plus, fun-packed short stories that only you, dear reader, can help Scooby solve!


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

POWERPUFF GIRLS #55


Written by Abby Denson & Robbie Busch


Art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes & Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Phil Moy


The Girls go to the movies with the gnarly Gangreen Gang …and royally regret it!


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 15 HC


Written by Will Eisner


Art and cover by Eisner


It's the comics master at his best! Volume 15 reprints The Spirit newspaper sections published from July 6, 1947 to December 28, 1947, featuring the seductive P'Gell, The Octopus, a send up of Li'l Abner, and more, plus an introduction by N.C. Christopher Couch, co-author of


THE WILL EISNER COMPANION.


On sale Oct 20 o 196 pg, FC, $49.95 US

THE NAME OF THE GAME SC


Written by Will Eisner


Art and cover by Eisner


Reoffered to coincide with THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES Vol. 15, this softcover version of the Eisner Award-winning hardcover tells the tumultuous generational saga of a wealthy Jewish family's assimilation into New York society spanning the first half of the 1900s.


On sale Oct 27 o 176 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

MINOR MIRACLES SC


Written by Will Eisner


Art and cover by Eisner


Reoffered to coincide with THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES Vol. 15, the softcover version of the original hardcover that was Eisner's first new original work for DC! These four tales recall the magic of everyday miracles as Eisner returns to the New York City of his youth.


On sale Oct 27 o 112 pg, FC, $12.95 US o RELIST

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 5 TP


Written by Wendy & Richard Pini


Art and cover by Wendy Pini


Following in Cutter's footsteps, family and tribemates pursue their chief to warn him of a dire threat. But they're taken as slaves into the towering Blue Mountain, stronghold of the ancient Glider elves. Now, Cutter and Skywise must penetrate the mountain's labyrinthine secrets to rescue their kind!


On sale Oct 27 o 5" x 7.362" o 224 pg, B&W, $9.95 US

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 3 TP


Written by Wendy & Richard Pini


Art and cover by Wendy Pini


Reoffered to coincide with ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST Vol. 5, this trade paperback collects stories from the original series issues #8-11. Cutter and Skywise make their way past danger until they arrive at the foot of the Blue Mountain, and what they find will change their lives forever.


On sale Oct 27 o 5" x 7.362" o 224 pg, B&W, $9.95 US o Relist

ELRIC: THE MAKING OF A SORCERER #2


Written by Michael Moorcock


Art by Walter Simonson


The miniseries shedding light on the early adventures of Elric continues! Young Elric embarks on a dream quest of two years: the dream of water, in which, known as White Crow, he confronts his rival Yrkoon as well as a powerful water elemental and a Lord of Chaos. Can dragons and armies restore a kingdom to its rightful heir?


On sale Oct 27 o 2 of 4 o FC, 48 pg, Prestige Format, $5.95 US

MAD #447


Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Halloween is upon us, and nothing is scarier than the grinning visage of our own Alfred E. Neuman! Although the new intern down the hall is pretty scary too. Don't miss this laugh-a-minute issue!


On sale Oct 6 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.50 US

MAD XL #30


Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Another jam-packed issue of MAD XL, containing the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers' Choice picks, and other fun features!


On sale Oct 13 o 96 pg, B&W, $4.99 US

TOE TAGS FEATURING GEORGE ROMERO #1


Written by George Romero


Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Bernie Wrightson


Cult movie writer/director George Romero helps kick off TOE TAGS, a series of miniseries featuring the work of a number of creative luminaries from a variety of media! Best known for his trio of zombie films - Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead - Romero launches TOE TAGS with an all-new horror classic for comics: the 6-part "The Death of Death," featuring bloodcurdling art by Tommy Castillo (DETECTIVE COMICS) & Rodney Ramos (GREEN LANTERN).


Overnight, the world has been turned upside down, and zombies rule the day! It's up to a college professor named Hoffman, his assistant Damien Cross, and his gal Judy to figure out exactly how and why the undead have taken over. But even if they do get to the bottom of the plague, is it too late to save the world?


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers Edited by Bob Schreck

MILO MANARA'S ODYSSEYS OF GIUSEPPE BERGMAN TP


Written by Milo Manara


Art and cover by Manara


HUMANOIDS. This 128-page trade paperback presents two tales of Manara's heroic traveler, including the brand-new "The Odyssey of Giuseppe Bergman" - that parallels the legendary voyage of Odysseus - and the bonus tale "Seeing the Stars Again," in which a dying man asks Bergman to look after a beautiful young woman.


On sale Oct 27 o 7.375" x 10.187" o 128 pg, FC, $17.95 US o Mature Readers

THE METABARONS VOL. 2: AGHNAR & ODA TP


Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky


Art and cover by Juan Gimenez


HUMANOIDS. Follow Aghnar, the son of the first Metabaron, from his earliest battle against the psychic witches of the Shabda-Oud to his attempt to win the hand and heart of their target: Oda the Capricious. How can he hope to fulfill her demand for a perfect blue rose, when the last rose died 30,000 years ago?


On sale Oct 13 o 7.375" x 10.187" o 136 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Mature Readers

SON OF THE GUN TP


Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky


Art and cover by Georges Bess


Humanoids. Jodorowsky & Bess pull no punches in this tale


of a modern-day gunslinger's path through the darkest places in


the human soul! Juan's ascension from an orphan in the slums to the governor's number one bodyguard will cost him his soul, and finding redemption may cost him his life.


On sale Oct 20 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o FC, 112 pg. $17.95 US Mature Readers

DEVLIN WAUGH: SWIMMING IN BLOOD TP


Written by John Smith


Art by Sean Phillips, Siku and Michael Gaydos


Cover by Phillips


2000 A.D. Created by John Smith (Vampirella) and Sean Phillips (SLEEPER), Devlin Waugh is the Vatican's best freelance supernatural operative: an aesthete, bon vivant, and expert athlete whose verbal barbs are just as vicious as his talent for fisticuffs. But in this volume, Devlin's called in to the high-tech underwater prison of Aquatraz to investigate an outbreak of vampirism - and he may have bitten off more than he can chew!


Also featured are the Judge Dredd crossover stories "Brief Encounter" and "Fetish" (with art by Siku), as well as "A Mouthful of Dust" (illustrated by Alias' Michael Gaydos) and the prose stories "A Love Like Blood" and "Body and Soul," both of which feature Phillips's illustrations. This collection also includes an extensive making-of section, featuring excerpts from Smith's original treatment and script as well as Phillips's page layouts and sketches.


On sale Oct 6 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 224 pg. FC, $19.95 US


Mature Readers

RED RAZORS TP


Written by Mark Millar


Art by Steve Yeowell & Nigel Dobbyn


Cover by Yeowell


2000 A.D. Get ready, comrades - Sov-Block Two's most psychotic Judge is on the loose and coming for you!


Written by Mark Millar (SUPERMAN: RED SON), with art by Steve Yeowell (THE INVISIBLES) & Nigel Dobbyn, this irreverent look at Judge Dredd's world will melt your mind!


Formerly a violent thug, Judge Razors - now a violent thug with authority - is part of an experiment designed to transform Sov-Block Two's most savage criminals into the most brutal Judges the city has ever known. Accompanied by Ed the talking horse, Razors is on a mission to investigate the theft of the Holy Corpse of Elvis, as well as the city's plague of superannuated terrorists!


On sale Oct 20 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 144 pg. FC, $12.95 US Mature Readers

>FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 1


Written by Aoike Yasuko


Art and cover by Aoike


CMX. FROM EROICA WITH LOVE is the masterwork manga of Aoike Yasuko, serialized in Akita Shoten's Princess magazine since 1976! Set in Continental Europe, it depicts the adventures of British aristocrat Dorian Red Gloria and his alter ego Eroica, Europe's most wanted international art thief. His nemesis - Major Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach, a German NATO intelligence officer - has tried for years to catch the man who claims each crime scene with a card signed "From Eroica with Love."


Things are just getting started when a trio of telepathically linked teenagers becomes aware of Dorian's identity and plans to capture him. But their plot goes awry as the master thief branches out - no longer content with stealing great art, he's moving on. Now the trio must foil his attempts to kidnap their leader, Caesar, as they try to save the great art treasures of Europe!


On sale Oct 13 o 5" x 7.375" o B&W, 232 pg, $9.95 US

MADARA VOL. 1


Art and cover by Tajima Sho-u


Written by Otsuka Eiji


CMX. DC's new line of manga debuts with the high-action MADARA, a popular sword-and-sorcery series that mixes Japanese mythology with futuristic themes! Originally serialized in Kadokawa's Marukatsu Famicon, the 5-volume MADARA represents the first collaboration between artist Tajima and writer Otsuka. Tajima recently garnered notoriety for his character design work on the animated segments of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1.


MADARA tells the story of an apprentice blacksmith in a rural village who gets by using artificial limbs created by his adoptive father. But when a chance encounter with the demon Moki reveals Madara's true destiny, he's catapulted into a mythic quest!


His real father, the evil despot Miroku, feared long ago that Madara was destined to kill him and rule in his place. After Madara was born with tremendous powers, his body was cut up, and the parts divided amongst eight evil generals. Now Madara, with the help of a band of freedom fighters and a magical sword, sets out to retrieve his body parts and defeat his brothers, who covet the throne. As he fights his way across the world, he contemplates the prophecy: How will he wrest control of the kingdom from his father and win the people their freedom?


On sale Oct 6 o 5" x 7.375" o B&W, 200 pg, $9.95 US o Mature Readers

LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 1


Written by Tsukuba Sakura


Art and cover by Tsukuba


CMX. Get ready for Tsukuba Sakura's symbolic tale LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED, in which one character can only see the past, and another can only see the future! Originally presented in LaLa DX magazine from Hakusensha between 1998 to 2004, the 9-volume LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED is the story of high school student Outsuka Kanade who can sometimes see a person's future with a touch, and transfer student Naitou Arou, whose ESP is limited to past events.


When Kanade glimpses an unfortunate incident coming, can she change it? She soon befriends Arou, who's no novice - he can turn his ability on or off at will, even using it to see an object's "memories."


Are these teenaged seers of the past and future made for each other? And who's right: Arou with his "hands off" policy about meddling in people's lives, or Kanade whose more proactive stance has already had unhappy consequences?


On sale Oct 20 o 5" x 7.375" o B&W, 208 pg, $9.95 US

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #1


Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen


& Richard Friend


Cover by Nguyen


They've saved Earth from annihilation over and over again. Now they want to rule the world…


Four-time Eisner-nominated writer Ed Brubaker (SLEEPER, GOTHAM CENTRAL) and fan-favorite artists Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend (BATMAN, WILDCATS VERSION 3.0) bring their unique vision to one of comics' most controversial titles: THE AUTHORITY! "Come the Revolution" is the first part of a massive 12-issue arc that will shake the team to its very core and send shock waves through the WildStorm Universe.


Following the dramatic events of COUP D'TAT, the Authority has settled into its role as governing body of the United States. The other major world powers have adjusted to the regime change and are slowly coming to terms with the meaning it has for the future. But many Americans are unhappy to lose their inalienable rights. Can a second American Revolution be far behind?


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Ben Abernathy

THE AUTHORITY: MORE KEV #4


Written by Garth Ennis


Art and cover by Glenn Fabry


The clock is ticking for our heroes as the Rakulai stand poised to destroy the Earth! The only problem for Kev and the boys: an army of zombies and a severed head with immense power! The senses-shattering conclusion of the hilarious hit miniseries!


On sale Oct 13 o 4 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

EX MACHINA #5


Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Harris


The thrilling finale of "State of Emergency!" In order to stop the killer from terrorizing his city, Mayor Hundred must leave the safety of City Hall to personally confront someone from his past life…and once again don the mantle of the super-heroic "Great Machine!"


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

COUP D'TAT TP


Written by Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, Robbie Morrison and Micah Wright


Art by Jim Lee, Carlos D'Anda, Al Garza, Whilce Portacio, and various


Cover by Lee


Tao has tricked the U.S. government into committing an interdimensional atrocity, and only the Authority can save the planet!


The crossover event that brought the Eye of the Storm universe to its knees is now available as a trade paperback that collects Coup D'tat: The Authority, Coup D'tat: Stormwatch, Coup D'tat: Wildcats and Coup D'tat: Sleeper. As an added bonus, this 112-page volume also includes pinups that appeared in Coup D'tat: Afterword.


When The Authority decides to take control of the situation - and the world - their actions send out shock waves that shake the foundation of the Eye of the Storm universe. Can Stormwatch: Team Achilles and the Wildcats coexist with the Authority under the new status quo?


On sale Oct 20 o 112 pg, FC, $12.95 US o MATURE READERS

OCEAN #1


Written by Warren Ellis


Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Cover by Michael Golden


Warren Ellis returns with a universe-spanning science fiction tale! The 6-issue miniseries OCEAN is a fast-paced science-fiction story with brains, attitude and style told by fan-favorite writer Warren Ellis (ORBITER, TRANSMETROPOLITAN) with stunning art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story (TOM STRONG) and covers by Michael Golden (STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES)!


Beyond the inner planets lie the gaseous giants, Jupiter being the largest of all. Orbiting Jupiter is the moon Europa, a hard orb floating in frigid space. Lying beneath Europa's half-mile-thick mantle of shear ice is an ocean, the only one in the solar system that's not on Earth. And within those cold waters could rest the key to life on Earth - and quite possibly its extinction!


On sale Oct 20 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US Edited by Scott Dunbier

ASTRO CITY: A VISITOR'S GUIDE


Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson & Ben Oliver, George Prez, Carlos Pacheco, Dave Gibbons, Michael Golden,


Jason Pearson, and various


Cover by Alex Ross


Planning a getaway this holiday season? Searching for a new or exotic locale to take the family? Look no further than Astro City!


Everything you need to know about the city and its many special places and faces is in one handy volume: ASTRO CITY: A VISITOR'S GUIDE! This cleverly designed guide features all the info you need about Astro City: neighborhood guides, restaurant recommendations, highlights, local interests, ads for local businesses, and even a guide to the who's-who of the hero elite, illustrated by such fan-favorite artists as George Prez, Carlos Pacheco, Dave Gibbons, Michael Golden, Jason Pearson and more! Plus, a special treat for all potential visitors: an all-new 8-page story illustrated by Brent Anderson & Ben Oliver!


On sale Oct 13 o 48 pg, FC, $5.95 US


Edited by Ben Abernathy

THE RAZOR'S EDGE: WARBLADE #1


Written by John Ridley


Art and cover by Simon Bisley


A new era in the WildStorm Universe begins as THE RAZOR'S EDGE debuts! This new monthly series features story arcs written and illustrated by some of comics' hottest talent, spotlighting WildStorm characters both familiar and new!


Following his comics debut with THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE original hardcover graphic novel, acclaimed novelist and screenwriter John Ridley (Three Kings) teams up with international superstar Simon Bisley (LOBO) for a brutal 5-issue story featuring Warblade, from the original incarnation of Jim Lee's W.I.L.D.Cats!


After his bloody showdown with the infamous Sarajevo in WILDCATS Vol. 2 #7, Warblade takes a harsh journey of realization that turns deadly, since the former super-hero isn't welcome in a land razed by war and run by organized crime!


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS


Edited by Ben Abernathy

PLANETARY #21


Written by Warren Ellis


Art and cover by John Cassaday


The acclaimed series continues! Greenwich Village, New York City; the hub of the world. Elijah Snow has come here to take a trip through inner universes, looking for the invisible forces that hold us all together, for a way to defeat the three remaining members of the Four.


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #5


Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


Tao and Lynch first crossed paths eight years ago. What happened then that solidified the animosity between these two master manipulators? Find out in this harrowing, edge-of-your-seat tale!


On sale Oct 27 o 5 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

THUNDERCATS: ENEMY'S PRIDE #5


Written by John Layman


Art and cover by Joe Vriens, Sacha Heilig, & Roberto Campus


The thrilling miniseries concludes with the battle to end all battles! What action will Wilykat take against his old friends? And who holds the key to stopping the Thunderguard and its power-mad leader? Could it really be…Snarf to the rescue?


On sale Oct 6 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

TERRA OBSCURA VOL. 2 #3


Written by Alan Moore & Peter Hogan


Art and cover by Yanick Paquette & Karl Story


ABC. The bizarre time distortions worsen as the mysterious craft nears Terra Obscura. Tom Strange, while preparing to leave Earth, comes into contact with some old allies...and one nasty villain!


On sale Oct 20 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

TOM STRONG #29


Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Duncan Fegredo


Cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


ABC. Part 1 of a fantastic 2-part story by two of comics' most exciting creators! Tom Strong's feats of bravery are world-renowned, but what if he weren't the idol of millions? If he didn't ascend to the role of hero, where would he be?


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES Vol. 1 HC


Written by Alan Moore & Steve Moore


Art by Arthur Adams, Paul Rivoche, Alan Weiss, Jerry Ordway, Sergio Aragones, Jason Pearson and Jaime Hernandez


Cover by Adams


ABC. Alan Moore's hero of Millennium City shines in this hardcover collecting TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #1-6! This volume features Strong in space-faring action, the debut of sexy heroine Jonni Future, and a tale of Young Tom Strong!


On sale Oct 27 o 176 pg, FC, $24.95 US

100 BULLETS #54


Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


Wylie Times has Mr. Shepard right where he wants him and isn't about to let him go without a little punishment. But what made Shepard and his deadly apprentice decide to hit Naw'lins in the first place?


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

HELLBLAZER #201


Written by Mike Carey


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


Featuring new ongoing series artist Leonardo Manco! When a trio of thieves makes the mistake of stealing a rare and cursed magical artifact from John Constantine's lock-up, they soon learn the hard way that they've nicked from the wrong bloke.


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o Mature Readers

DEATH: AT DEATH'S DOOR


Written by Jill Thompson


Art and cover by Thompson


Reoffered to coincide with MY FAITH IN FRANKIE TP, this manga digest features appearances by the Sandman and all his siblings. In an original story that parallels THE SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS, the inhabitants of Hell end up in Death's apartment, so Delirium and Despair decide to throw a party for the dead!


On sale Oct 13 o 5" x 7.5" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.95 US o Mature Readers o Relist

THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #4


Co-plotted by Neil Gaiman & Si Spencer Written by Spencer


Art by Dean Ormston Cover by Frank Quitely


What's a peaceful trip to the English countryside among friends? That depends. When the not-so-popular Brewster makes the plans, who knows? An ancient stone circle has gone missing, and something horrible is in store for Tim and his mates.


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

FABLES #30


Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


Part 1 of a new 4-part story, "The Year After." It's a family affair as Snow White goes into labor, and the magical nature of her pregnancy becomes an event that no one expected. The ever-proper Miss White is about to discover that having the Big Bad Wolf's baby is more than she'd ever bargained for…but the proud papa may be in for the biggest surprise of all. Plus, the results of the election for Fabletown's new mayor are in…and the winner may surprise you!


On sale Oct 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES: MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS TP


Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha,


Craig Hamilton & P. Craig Russell


Cover by James Jean


Bill Willingham's runaway hit series FABLES continues its success in this fourth trade paperback, collecting issues #19-21 and #23-27 (issue #22 will appear in a future collection) and featuring the rise of a new threat to Fabletown. Also included is the Prestige Format Special Fables: The Last Castle.


When Little Red Riding Hood suddenly walks through the gate between this world and the lost Fable Homelands, she's welcomed as a miraculous survivor by nearly everyone - everyone except her old nemesis, Bigby Wolf, who smells spying and subversion more than survival. But will he be able to prove his case before disaster strikes? And how will it all affect Prince Charming's upstart campaign to become the new mayor of Fabletown?


On sale Oct 27 o 240 pg, FC, $17.95 US o Mature Readers

FABLES: STORYBOOK LOVE TP


Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Bryan Talbot, Lan Medina, Mark Buckingham,


Linda Medley, Steve Leialoha and Craig Hamilton


Cover by James Jean


Reoffered to coincide with FABLES: MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS TP, this volume collects 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."


On sale Oct 27 o 192 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Mature Readers o Relist

HUMAN TARGET #15


Written by Peter Milligan


Art by Cliff Chiang


Cover by John Watkiss


Part 2 of the 3-part "The Second Coming." The Church of the Second Coming is more than just a religion, it's a pop culture phenomenon. But what happens when the man Chance is impersonating actually believes he's the new messiah, with the power to heal the sick and raise the dead?


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

THE LOSERS #17


Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Jock


Part 2 of the 4-part "The Pass," featuring interlocking cover images. The year is 1998, and the Losers must attack an Afghan warlord's fortress deep in the Khyber Pass. But their mysterious CIA handler Max is keeping the true nature of their mission hidden from them, and a lot more lives are at stake than they know... including their own.


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

LOVECRAFT SC


Written by Hans Rodionoff & Keith Giffen


Art and cover by Enrique Breccia


A softcover edition of the acclaimed original hardcover graphic novel. When young Howard Phillips Lovecraft becomes the reluctant guardian of the Necronomicon, his life veers into strange territory. Lovecraft maintains a tenuous balance between reality and the bizarre nightmares of his "fictional" horror.


On sale Oct 27 o 144 pg, FC, $17.95 US o Mature Readers

MY FAITH IN FRANKIE TP


Written by Mike Carey


Art by Sonny Liew & Marc Hempel


Cover by Hempel


A digest-sized, black-and-white trade paperback reprinting the 4-issue Vertigo miniseries from writer Mike Carey (LUCIFER) and artists Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel, MY FAITH IN FRANKIE tells the story of a girl who discovers that having your own personal deity isn't all it's cracked up to be - particularly when you're trying to get a boyfriend and your god turns out to be jealous!


But as Frankie moves precariously into adulthood and her god Jeriven tries to win her back, sinister forces are at work that could spell disaster far beyond a broken heart, and Frankie and Jeriven will both have to do some fast growing-up if they're going to survive. This collection also features sketchbook material from Liew and preview pages of Jill Thompson's upcoming VERTIGO title THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES, guest-starring Death and presented in the same black-and-white manga format as DEATH: AT DEATH'S DOOR.


On sale Oct 13 o 5" x 7.375" o 112 pg, B&W, $6.95 US


Mature Readers

LUCIFER #55


Written by Mike Carey


Art by Marc Hempel


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


A special issue featuring guest artist Marc Hempel (THE SANDMAN). The growth of a new religion in Hell creates a major crisis for its rulers. If the religion's prophet and teacher can be silenced, perhaps the flames of rebellion can be extinguished. But when the fallen cherub Gaudium shows up, is he on a mission from Lucifer, or up to some secret scheming?


On sale Oct 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

SWAMP THING #8


Written by Will Pfeifer


Art and cover by Richard Corben


Acclaimed artist Richard Corben (HELLBLAZER) concludes his 2-part SWAMP THING stint in unforgettable fashion! The safari to bag a Swamp Thing takes a shocking twist when Alec's true enemy reveals himself - and he's more powerful than even Alec could have imagined. But that conflict pales when


a reminder of Swamp Thing's past seeks him out in the bayou.


On sale Oct 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 2: THE FACE AND THE BRUTE TP


Written by Matt Wagner


Art by John Watkiss & R.G. Taylor


Cover by Gavin Wilson & Richard Bruning


Collecting the second and third story arcs (issues #5-12) from writer Matt Wagner's acclaimed reimagination of the original Golden Age Sandman, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 2: THE FACE AND THE BRUTE finds the Sandman of 1939, Wesley Dodds, and his possible paramour (and narrator) Dian Belmont involved in a series of grisly murders in New York's Chinatown - murders that threaten to reignite the bad old days of the Tong Wars, when blood ran in the streets like water. Following the drama of "The Face," Wesley and Dian are confronted with corruption at the other end of the social scale in "The Brute," as they track down the trail of misery left by a man whose gross sensual appetites for lust and violence are rivaled only by his wealth.


On sale October 6 o 208 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Mature Readers

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 1: THE TARANTULA TP


Written by Matt Wagner


Art by Guy Davis Cover by Gavin Wilson & Richard Bruning


A new printing of the handsome trade paperback at a special low price! This collection reprints SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE #1-4, written by Matt Wagner with art by Guy Davis (BATMAN: NEVERMORE).


On sale Oct 6 o 112 pg, FC, $9.95 US o Mature Readers

THE WITCHING #5


Written by Jonathan Vankin


Art by Mark Buckingham


Cover by Tara McPherson


Special Halloween issue featuring guest art by Mark Buckingham (FABLES)! Decades ago, 10-year-old witch Elsa Grimston learned the meaning of horror on Halloween night, when an evening of fun trick-or-treating went terribly wrong. This Halloween, the terrifying tragedy in Elsa's past catches up to her…


On sale Oct 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

WE3 #2


Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Frank Quitely


Morrison and Quitely continue their unique "Westernized manga." A cyborg dog, cat and rabbit tear through everything the military turns against them, only to come face-to-face with a teeming wave of frenzied, cyber-enhanced rats. And in a bloody battle already filled with considerable cost, the three will make an unforgivable mistake of fatal consequence…


On sale Oct 27 o 2 of 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

Y: THE LAST MAN #27


Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jos Marzan, Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


Part 1 of the 5-part "Ring of Truth." At long last, Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann make their way to San Francisco to find out what caused the plague. But Yorick's unbalanced sister Hero and the mysterious Setauket Ring have also made their way west - and they all have their sights set on the last man on earth!


On sale Oct 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE SERIES ORIGINAL MINI-STATUE


Designed by Eduardo Risso


Sculpted by Tony Cipriano


This first-in-a-series statue is designed by Eduardo Risso, best known for his work on 100 BULLETS and BATMAN! The true essence of a complex hero is captured in this black-and-white sculpture inspired by BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE the miniseries of short stories by some of the top award-winning talent in the industry, showcasing noir-flavored tales of the Dark Knight.


This limited-edition miniature statue measures approximately 6.75" tall, painted in a monochromatic black-and-white style just like the comic, and features a logo base. This statue is packaged in a black-and-white box featuring spot color.


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 16 o Mini-Statue o $45.00 US

CATWOMAN: NINE LIVES OF A FELINE FATALE POSTER


Art by Brian Bolland


Through the years, Catwoman has adopted many costumes - now, thanks to the stunning art of Brian Bolland, her sexy look can jazz up your walls! This beautifully illustrated poster - the cover of the trade paperback of the same name - measures 24" x 36" and is the latest poster in the Bolland series!


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 23


Poster o $7.95 US

THE FLASH #207 POSTER


Art by Michael Turner


It's the Fastest Man Alive, illustrated by one of the most popular artists in comics! Adorn your walls with this sizzling Michael Turner image of The Flash, originally published as the cover of issue #207 and measuring 24" x 36".


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 23


Poster o $7.95 US

KINGDOM COME PLANET KRYPTON: GREEN LANTERN REPLICA RING SET


The first item in the new line of Kingdom Come


Planet Krypton gallery pieces!


This limited-edition set features five Power Ring replicas, one for each of the following Green Lanterns: Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Kyle Rayner, Alan Scott and Power Ring of the Crime Syndicate. Each ring is cast in fine pewter with colored (green and gold) oxylene coating. Two of the rings will have green stones inserted into the face, and one of the rings will have pearl-epoxy inserted into the face. All rings will be size 11, with each nestled in a black foam and packaged together in a silver-rimmed, hinged, satin-lined bengealine hunter green box including a black outer protective sleeve. This set also includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is not designed to be worn.


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 9


Ring Set o $99.95 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 1: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE


Designed by artist extraordinaire Alex Ross and brought alive in 3-D by master sculptor Tim Bruckner, this is sure to be the most sought-after line of DC characters figures ever! This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a display base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 9


Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 1: BIZARRO ACTION FIGURE


Complete your collection of awesome JUSTICE LEAGUE hero and villain action figures! The BIZARRO ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation, includes a display base, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 9


Action Figures o 6.75" H o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 1: CHEETAH ACTION FIGURE


Wonder Woman's archnemesis measures approximately 6.125" tall in crouching position and stands 6.375", features multiple points of articulation, includes an articulated tail and a display base, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 9


Action Figures o 6.375" H o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 1: THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE


The inaugural series of JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS ACTION FIGURES feature a host of heroes and villains! The FLASH ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation, includes a display base, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 9


Action Figures o 6.5" H o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 1: SINESTRO ACTION FIGURE


The finest JUSTICE LEAGUE action figures to date! The SINESTRO ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation, includes a display base and a mega-rod accessory, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 9


Action Figure o 7" H o PI

DC COMICS CLASSIC ANIMATION MAQUETTE SERIES: SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: SUPERMAN


Sculpted by John G. Mathews


The landmark SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES developed a bold new style for the Man of Steel. Now, that instantly recognizable design has been created as a beautifully sculpted maquette! This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 9.25" tall x 4" wide x 4.375" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale Feb 2


Maquette o $89.95 US

KINGDOM COME SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT


Offered again, a Master Case Assortment featuring two each of the four beautifully sculpted KINGDOM COME SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES! Included are the ARMORED WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE (standing 6 3/4" tall, with a spear, shield, and base), DEADMAN ACTION FIGURE (standing 6 1/2" tall), THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE (standing 6 1/2" tall), and MAGOG ACTION FIGURE (standing 7" tall, with a spear accessory). Each figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


On sale Oct 6 o Action Figures o PI o RELIST

 
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