DC Comics solicitations for product shipping December, 2001

Tue, September 18th, 2001 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

DC FULL COVERAGE!: BATMAN

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #150
Written by J.M DeMatteis; art by Trevor Von Eeden and José Luis García-L-pez; cover by John Cassaday


In stores December 5.
Featuring a DC FULL COVERAGE! cover! "Grimm," Part 2 of 5. Robin's investigation into the mysterious Mother Grimm continues, while Batman finds himself the victim of her perilous potions. Where does Grimm come from? And what are her plans for the innocent children of Gotham?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DETECTIVE COMICS #765
Written by Greg Rucka and Judd Winick; art by Rick Burchett, Cliff Chiang and Jesse Delperdang; cover by John Mcrea


In stores December 12.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! Wanna' know how to make Batman mad? Not his normal grim, gritty mad. But really mad. Wanna' know how? Break into James Gordon's house. That's what one band of robbers ends up doing. And they're gonna' be sorry! Plus, the third chapter of "Josie Mac," by Judd Winick and Cliff Chiang.


FC, 40 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #24
Written by Devin Grayson and Todd Dezago; art by Roger Robinson, Mike Wieringo, John Floyd, and Karl Story; cover by Robinson


In stores December 19.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! Batman's life has been rough of late, but now it's Bruce Wayne's world that's thrown on its ear. Both Batman's and Bruce Wayne's inner circles become smaller and smaller. And why would Bruce Wayne be buying a handgun? Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, "Urban Legend," by the Tellos team of writer Todd Dezago (IMPULSE) and penciller Mike Wieringo (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), with inker Karl Story (BATMAN).


FC, 40 pg. $2.50

<b>BATMAN #598
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens; cover by McDaniel


In stores December 26.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! It's Christmas in Gotham City...and that means the return of Santa Klaus! And he's got presents for all the naughty boys and girls of Gotham. Pointy presents. Exploding presents. You'd better be good, for goodness sake...


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the CLASSIC BATMAN MINI-BUST and an appearance by Batman in JSA #31.

AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #85
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Sergio Cariello and James Pascoe; cover by Scott McDaniel and Cariello


In stores December 12.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! A new villain makes his debut as Azrael makes a startling discovery! When a crazed former soldier begins brutally executing policemen and other members of "the establishment" he deems evil, only Azrael stands a chance of stopping the rampage. But the results of their encounter have startling repercussions for both men. Plus, Jean Paul begins to experience a radical change.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL #23
Written by Kelley Puckett; art and cover by Damion Scott and Robert Campanella


In stores December 5.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! In BATGIRL #8, Cassandra did the unthinkable: She sucker-punched the unbeatable Lady Shiva during combat. Now Shiva returns to Gotham for the inevitable rematch - a battle to the death - while Batman and Oracle ponder Batgirl's fate.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45
Written by Scott Peterson and Tim Levins; art by Levins and Terry Beatty; cover by Darwyn Cooke


In stores December 26.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! Arkham Asylum's in full lockdown, and one of its doctors is missing. It's up to Batman to find out which baddie's in charge, in "Running The Asylum."


FC, 32 pg. $1.99


BIRDS OF PREY #38
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by James Fry and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Phil Noto


In stores December 19.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! Dinah infiltrates a high-tech research facility to save some computer technicians from a mysterious intruder - one whose secret may just mean the end of Black Canary!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50


HARLEY QUINN #15
Written by Karl Kesel; art and cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson


In stores December 12.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! Fresh in her new Metropolis digs, Harley Quinn begins her brand new - gasp - day job! Yes, that's right folks, she's going legit! Well, not exactly. Harley begins an advice column for the Daily Planet - and given her mental state, well, lets just say love's about to become a battlefield! Meanwhile, she's keeping busy at night with her partner in crime, Poison Ivy. And look for the new supporting cast of Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and a cameo by Clark Kent. Hey! What is this, a Superman book?!?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

NIGHTWING #64
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Trevor McCarthy and Rob Leigh; cover by McCarthy and Karl Kesel


In stores December 12.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! "On a Christmas Evening," Nightwing faces a phony filching Santa, gun-toting gangbangers and a heart-wrenching letter from an innocent child.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25


ROBIN #97
Written by Chuck Dixon; art and cover by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy


In stores December 19.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! Oops! We did it again! Teen mania infects Gotham as pop diva Normandy comes to town. And with her, bodyguard-to-the-stars Joe Hollywood. Can Joe and Robin save the teen sensation from a deadly stalker?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC FULL COVERAGE!: SUPERMAN

SUPERMAN #177
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Cam Smith


In stores December 5.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! What's Santa got in his bag for Superman this year? A brand-new Toyman, made in Japan, that's who. And he's looking to add Metallo to his collection of giant robots!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for an appearance by Superman's supporting cast in HARLEY QUINN #15.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #599
Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Mike Wieringo and José Marzan, Jr.


In stores December 12.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! A Russian submarine's sunk in the ocean! Will Superman get to it before the seamen inside die? The answer may surprise you, as one sailor may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25


SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #121
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker; cover by Lee Bermejo


In stores December 19.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! The deck is loaded against Superman as he faces a more powerful than ever version of the Royal Flush Gang - and they've converted all the local Metropolis gangs to their suits. What tricks can the Man of Steel do to win this one?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ACTION COMICS #786
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Marlo Alquiza; cover by Ferry and Richard Friend


In stores December 26.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! This issue features the debut of new Super-penciller Pascual Ferry (who will alternate story arcs with Duncan Rouleau)! Superman is kidnapped by aliens seeking his aid against the threat of a newly revamped Kanjar Ro. There's only one problem: The planet is under a red sun. Faced with insurmountable challenges, the Man of Steel discovers what really makes a man super.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERBOY #95
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Dan DiDio; art by John McCrea and James Hodgkins; cover by McCrea


In stores December 19.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! Superboy's new responsibilities in his Suicide Slum apartment building aren't exactly everything he dreamed of, so he decides to bag it for one night and check out the local nightclub. Unfortunately, when the Kid hits on an attractive, yet strange female at the club, he meets up with several other individuals who are more than happy to hit back! Watch out - here come the Slaughterhouse Six!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERGIRL #65
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Leonard Kirk and Robin Riggs


In stores December 19.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! When children from a school for the hearing-impaired start becoming ill, Supergirl learns the cause lies with a nearby factory - one that also has a link to her own past. Even with her powers, however, she may not be able to do anything to stop it, unless she and the children find a way to make themselves heard!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #64
Written by Jordan B. Gorfinkel; art by Aluir Amancio and Terry Austin; cover by Mike Manley


In stores December 5.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue, guest-starring Batman Beyond! How is it possible that the Man of Steel is teaming up with Terry McGinnis, the Batman of the future? For some reason, we suspect Brainiac may be involved...


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

DC FULL COVERAGE!

DOOM PATROL #3
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores December 5.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! The Doom Patrol is out of work...and it's only their third issue! But even being unemployed doesn't stop them from getting into trouble - or participating in the most peculiar fight scene in recent memory - with the villain known as GOMZ!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50


THE FLASH #181
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores December 26.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! The core of Iron Heights' power grid is energized by a former prisoner named Fallout. But Fallout has broken free of Keystone's horrifying penitentiary and wants to wreak havoc on the Flash's home city!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW #11
Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores December 26.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue, as a new story arc begins for Green Arrow! With issue #10's conclusion of the "Quiver" storyline, Oliver Queen's got a whole new world to rediscover, and he's more then ready to get started. The best-selling team of Kevin Smith, Phil Hester and Ande Parks sets the stage for Ollie's redefined presence in the DC Universe!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #145
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos; cover by Eaglesham


In stores December 5.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! It's the end of an era for Kyle Rayner, and the beginning of something far more dangerous than he's ever had to deal with. The Guardians of the Universe created the Green Lanterns to maintain order and peace, while their polar opposites, the Qwardians, believed only in bringing about disorder and chaos. Now their champions - Kyle and Nero - battle for control of the greatest source of power either of them has ever had access to. To the victor go the spoils, but the prize may prove too grand for either man to handle.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the GREEN LANTERN ALAN SCOTT POWER BATTERY REPLICA.

IMPULSE #81
Written by Todd Dezago; art by Carlo Barberi and Juan Vlasco; cover by Barberi and Wayne Faucher


In stores December 12.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! Impulse meets the irrepressible and slightly cracked super-hero Captain Saturn...who thinks that Impulse is his long-lost sidekick!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50


JLA #61
Written by Joe Kelly and Kurt Busiek; art by Doug Mahnke, Tom Grummett Tom Nguyen, and Wade Von Grawbadger; cover by Mahnke and Nguyen


In stores December 26.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue, featuring a brand new creative team! Plus an extra 16-page preview of THE POWER COMPANY at no extra cost! The exciting team of Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen jump on board, as an emergency arises and the members of the JLA ready themselves for action, prepared to put their lives on the line for humanity. But how do they juggle their personal time with the demands of duty? Plus, Kurt Busiek, Tom Grummett & Wade Von Grawbadger debut DC's super-team THE POWER COMPANY! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. $2.25

JSA #31
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Peter Snejbjerg; cover by Rags Morales


In stores December 19.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! In "Making Waves," a familiar face is found drowned in the middle of New York City, and the JSA discovers Batman lurking at the scene. The Justice Society want to get to the bottom of this mystery, but the World's Greatest Detective has plans that don't include the JSA. This story will mean the end of the membership for a veteran JSAer, as a former member returns!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the JSA PVC SET #3.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #2
Written by Paul Storrie; art by Craig Rousseau and Wayne Faucher; cover by John Delaney


In stores December 12.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! The comic based on the brand new Cartoon Network show continues as the Justice League must find a way to defeat a strange magical cult that is targeting the treasures of museums around the world. To succeed, the League needs the Martian Manhunter, but is he too torn by his feelings of alienation from his new teammates to help?


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

THE LEGION #3
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art and cover by Olivier Coipel and Lanning


In stores December 26.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! After being rescued by former colleagues from an ambush ordered by President McCauley, the Legionnaires are brought to the one place they'll not only be safe, but also can rebuild the future's greatest super-team. This place could very well be the most incredible Legion headquarters ever! And be sure to be sitting when you get to the shocking last page!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ORION #21
Written by Walter Simonson; art by Simonson and Bob Wiacek; cover by Simonson


In stores December 19.
Featuring a DC FULL COVERAGE! cover! Orion is held captive while his energy is being slowly leeched away by Arnicus Wolfram. Arnicus is one of the world's richest men - older than most mortals from living on borrowed life energy. In Orion, he's found a fountain of youth and plans to siphon from it forever!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE SPECTRE #12
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Ryan Sook


In stores December 5.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! "The Spectre of Christmas." The Phantom Stranger! Santa! Charles Dickens! Guest stars don't get any bigger than this. Our own friendly ghost joins in the ultimate team-up, as Hal Jordan takes on an evil Scrooge hell-bent on the destruction of Christmas, and ultimately, the hopes and dreams of all humanity. The Spectre must face demonic gargoyles and a blood-thirsty Victorian mob in order to save the world from an encroaching storm of darkness and despair.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUICIDE SQUAD #4
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Paco Medina, Russ Heath and Joe Sanchez; cover by Medina and Sanchez


In stores December 12.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! In "Need to Know," classic Sgt. Rock artist Russ Heath illustrates a flashback sequence, returning to the character he helped make unforgettable, in this special tale that begins to answer the question of what Rock has been up to since 1945. When his government sends him up against his old enemy the Iron Major, Rock must get help from a most unlikely source: the Suicide Squad!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Look for the SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC and the FIGHTING FORCES: SGT. ROCK ACTION FIGURE.

THE TITANS #36
Written by Jay Faerber; art by Peter Grau and Bud LaRosa; cover by Kia Asamiya


In stores December 26.
Featuring a DC FULL COVERAGE! cover! The Wildebeests are on the loose, and it's up to the D.E.O. kids - aided by Beast Boy and Flamebird - to stop them! But who are the Wildebeests working for, and is what they're doing necessarily bad? Also, the murderer of Liberty Belle's fiancé is discovered, and the implications for Libby's and Jesse Quick's relationship run deep.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

WONDER WOMAN #177
Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Adam Hughes


In stores December 26.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue! While the Amazons build a new Paradise Island after the effects of "Our Worlds at War," Wonder Woman pays her last respects to her mother. But will Diana finally let her rest in peace?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: WONDER WOMAN MAQUETTE.

YOUNG JUSTICE #40
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker


In stores December 5.
A DC FULL COVERAGE! entry-point issue, with a look at Christmas Past with the team! Back when Arrowette was still a member, Wonder Girl wore a silly wig, and Impulse still ran, there was a time when Saint Nick was in trouble, and only Young Justice could save him!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DC UNIVERSE

BATMAN: THE ANKH #2
Written by Chuck Dixon; painted art and cover by John Van Fleet


In stores December 26.
Robin has been captured by Khatera and her very familiar henchman. Batman is hot on the trail, but can he make it before death strikes? And what terrible bargain must Batman make to save Robin's life? This time the bad guys win.


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

BATMAN: ORPHEUS RISING #5
Written by Alex Simmons; art by Dwayne Turner and Danny Miki; cover by Turner


In stores December 19.
The thrilling conclusion to ORPHEUS RISING finds Batman and Orpheus at the end of their trail, as they go after the cop killers and try to stop a riot from blowing Gotham apart!


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

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


In stores December 12.
Reoffered again, this one-of-a-kind hardcover boasts a host of comics' most innovative writers and artists contributing their unique takes on the characters populating the DC Universe - including the Eisner Award-winning short story "Letitia Lerner - Superman's Babysitter" by Kyle Baker and Liz Glass.


FC, 240 pg. Hardcover $29.95

CATWOMAN #2
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Darwyn Cooke and Mike Allred; cover by Cooke


In stores December 26.
The Feline Fatale's new series continues! Catwoman investigates a string of serial murders down in the slums, leading her into the heart of the Gotham Police Department and an encounter with a face from her past (which should be quite familiar to longtime Catwoman fans). Catwoman may have overcome her recent struggles, but is she really ready for what's waiting for her in the dank streets of Gotham?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #1
Written and illustrated by Frank Miller; cover by Miller


In stores December 5.
The most eagerly-awaited sequel in comics begins! Three years after the events in THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Batman knows the world is nowhere near the perfect little place it pretends to be, and he sees the cracks in the system that have been neatly covered up. It's time to find where all the heroes have gone, and the Dark Knight is the right man for the job. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 80 pg. (1 of 3) Prestige Format $7.95

Look for THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN STATUE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP - relist
Written by Frank Miller; art by Miller and Klaus Janson; cover by Miller


In stores December 5.
The award-winning, critically-acclaimed universal classic is offered once again, just in time for the release of the eagerly-awaited THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN! Frank Miller's epic is a must-have in every comics reader's collection. "...probably the finest piece of comic art ever to be published in a popular edition." - Stephen King


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

BATMAN YEAR ONE TP - relist
Written by Frank Miller; art and cover by David Mazzucchelli


In stores December 5.
Following the overwhelming success of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Frank Miller collaborated with artist David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil: Born Again) on another classic tale of the Dark Knight - this time focusing on Batman's first year donning the cape and the cowl.


FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

RONIN TP - relist
Written and illustrated by Frank Miller; cover by Miller


In stores December 5.
Before THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Frank Miller delivered a masterful tale of a dishonored, masterless 13th-century samurai - a ronin - reborn into the corrupt and computerized New York City of the 21st century...with one last chance for redemption. "...beautiful, ambitious and complex." - Rolling Stone


FC, 302 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

DEADMAN #1
Written by Steve Vance; art and cover by Josep Maria Beroy


In stores December 12.
Boston Brand stars in his own ongoing series! Deadman investigates the mysterious death in Cairo of a legless band leader - and the discovery that his body itself, being returned to the States for its final rest, holds a secret that threatens to unleash a new kind of horror on the Earth! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HAVEN: THE BROKEN CITY #1
Written by Ashley-Jayne Nicolaus and Matthew P. Schuster; art and cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores December 19.
The JLA guest-stars as the alien-born inhabitants of Haven struggle against the villains in their midst! In the aftermath of JLA/HAVEN: ARRIVAL (solicited in last month's issue of Previews), Haven's champions - beings with a diverse range of bizarre abilities - reveal the story of their city's strange exodus from its homeworld. But how will President Luthor welcome America's best-traveled immigrants? For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 32 pg. (1 of 9) $2.50

JLA: A LEAGUE OF ONE HC - relist
Written and painted by Christopher Moeller; painted cover by Moeller


In stores December 5.
Reoffered to coincide with the release of the JLA: RIDDLE OF THE BEAST hardcover (solicited in last month's Previews), is another stunning fully-painted adventure of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes! An ancient dragon unleashes its fury upon the modern world, and the JLA attempts to stop it - but Wonder Woman discovers that the League surely will perish unless she fights alone.


FC, 112 pg. Hardcover $24.95

JLA: GATEKEEPER #3
Written and illustrated by Tim Truman; painted cover by Truman


In stores December 19.
The story escalates in the dramatic conclusion to GATEKEEPER, as the JLA scours the underworld for five mystical artifacts in hope of preventing the demonic invasion of Earth. And they still must find a way back home.


FC, 48 pg. (3 of 3) Prestige Format $4.95

JLA: INCARNATIONS #7
Written by John Ostrander; art and cover by Val Semeiks and Prentis Rollins


In stores December 26.
The current (and some would say greatest) incarnation of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes is the focus of our climactic issue! The newest League faces the JLA's oldest threat: the shape-changing Appelaxians, the very first foes the JLA ever faced! At the same time, the Earth is being overwhelmed with natural disasters as Gaea, the spirit of the earth, sick of being poisoned by humanity, declares war. Earthquakes, floods, tidal waves all threaten to scour humanity from the Earth. It's epic action as only the modern day JLA can bring you! Note: this item is resolicited. All previous orders have been cancelled.


FC, 48 pg. (7 of 7) $3.50

JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JERRY ORDWAY CREATING THE JLA
Written by Stan Lee; art and front cover by Jerry Ordway; back cover by Adam Hughes


In stores December 12.
The DC heroes re-imagined by Stan Lee join forces in an incredible adventure, illustrated by Jerry Ordway (THE POWER OF SHAZAM!). What threat could lead wildly different heroes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash to join together as a team? And which heroes will survive the battle with the mysterious Dominic Darrk? For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 (MILLENNIUM EDITION) - relist
Written by Gardner Fox; art by Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs; cover by Sekowsky and Murphy Anderson


In stores December 12.
Reoffered to coincide with the release of JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE AND JERRY ORDWAY CREATING THE JLA, this special Millennium Edition features the first appearance of the classic JLA. Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter team up to battle Starro the Conqueror!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SECRET FILES GUIDE TO THE DCU 2001-2002
Written by Will Pfeifer, Kelley Puckett, Chuck Kim, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and various; art by Anthony Williams, Damion Scott, Darryl Banks, Mike McKone, Ariel Olivetti, Tan Eng Huat, Tom Grummett, Paco Medina, Cliff Chiang, and various; cover by Olivetti


In stores December 26.
A look back at the year's biggest DC Universe events, plus a preview of the shocks planned for the year to come! War with other planets, the "Jokerizing" of the populace, the arrival of an alien city in California...it's been a busy year for the DCU. Now witness the tumultuous events through the eyes of those who experienced it (
Written by Will Pfeifer with art by Anthony Williams & John Stanisci). Also featured: how "Our Worlds At War" sparks the year's biggest film (
Written by Chuck Kim with art by Darryl Banks); Lady Shiva's plans for her upcoming rematch with Batgirl (
Written by Kelley Puckett with art by Damion Scott); a look back at the year 3001 courtesy of the Legion of Super-Heroes (
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning with art by Mike McKone); and profiles of some of DC's newest characters and teams, including Orpheus, the Doom Patrol, the Power Company, the Suicide Squad, and more!


FC, 48 pg. $4.95

THE SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Bob Kaninger and Bill Haney; art by Joe Kubert, Jerry Grandinetti, Russ Heath, Mort Drucker, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito; cover by Kubert


Advance-solicited; in stores April 24, 2002.
Sgt. Rock, top kick of Easy Co. and the toughest G.I. to fight his way through World War II, is the star of his first-ever Archive Edition, featuring a new cover and introduction by Joe Kubert! Volume 1 is advance-solicited to coincide with the arrival of the FIGHTING FORCES: SGT. ROCK ACTION FIGURE, and reprints the first twenty stories featuring Frank Rock in G.I. COMBAT #68 and OUR ARMY AT WAR #81-96! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 228 pg. Hardcover $49.95

SUPERBOY #1 (First Series) (MILLENNIUM EDITION) - relist
Written by various; art by John Sikela, Win Mortimer, Ed Dobrotka, Henry Boltinoff, and various


In stores December 5.
Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SMALLVILLE PVC SET, this special Millennium Edition reprints the first issue of Superboy's solo title.


FC, 48 pg. $2.95

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


In stores December 26.
Superman faces one of the most difficult times in his career: his problems with the love of his life, Lois. Could one of Superman's deadliest foes be the answer to Clark's and Lois' problems? Reprinting SUPERMAN #155-157, THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #577-578, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #99-100, and ACTION COMICS #764-765. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

SUPERMAN: THE WEDDING & BEYOND TP - relist
Written and illustrated by various; cover by Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway


In stores December 26.
Reoffered to coincide with the release of the SUPERMAN: 'TIL DEATH DO US PART TP, this trade recaptures the moment when Lois and Clark made their wedding vows, and the adventures that immediately followed this blessed event. Reprinting SUPERMAN #118, SUPERMAN: THE WEDDING ALBUM #1, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #541, ACTION COMICS #728, and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #63.


FC, 192 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

WORLD'S FINEST ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Edmond Hamilton, Bill Finger and Dave Wood; art by Dick Sprang, Curt Swan, Stan Kaye, Ray Burnley, and Charles Paris; cover by Sprang


In stores December 5.
Presented in Volume 2 are sixteen super team-ups from WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #86-101, including the 1958 classic "The Origin of the Superman/Batman Team." Other tales: Batman and Robin with super-powers and Superman with none; the mysterious Lightning-Man; Luthor teaming with the Joker to bedevil our heroes; Superman dumping his former partners to join up with the enigmatic Powerman; Robin becoming the boss of Superman and Batman; and much more! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 216 pg. Hardcover $49.95

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC
Written by Will Eisner, Manly Wade Wellman and William Woolfolk; art by Eisner, Lou Fine, Jack Cole, and various; cover by Eisner


In stores December 12.
DC Comics continues its comprehensive, Eisner Award-winning collection of Will Eisner's most famous creation, the Spirit, reprinting the newspaper Spirit sections from January 3 to July 27, 1943. With America embroiled in World War II, the Spirit began to take on Axis foes as well as the usual cast of colorful thugs, crooks and killers. Plus, an introduction by Eisner describing his work for the Army and his role in the development of comics as an educational tool. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

DEXTER'S LABORATORY #27
Written by Chuck Kim and Scott Roberts; art by Bill Wray, John Beatty, John Delaney and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Wray


In stores December 26.
It's a bird! It's a brain! It's...Dexter? The boy genius creates a super-powered duplicate that gets too big for its britches, in a tale brilliantly drawn by Bill Wray! Plus, Dee-Dee blows Dexter's concentration to bits with an important question in "Who's Asking?"


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

LOONEY TUNES #85
Written by Earl Kress; art by David Alvarez, John Beatty and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo


In stores December 5.
Ring in the holidays with Bugs Bunny and a couple of rarely-seen classic Looney Tunes characters: Bugs plays head games with a Bigfoot-hunter on the tundra; Beaky Buzzard hunts the real Abominable Snowman; and Playboy Penguin goes on an Antarctic cruise with Sylvester and Sylvester Junior!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #22
Written by John Rozum and Trina Robbins; art by Bill Alger, Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy


In stores December 19.
The Girls teach Fuzzy Lumpkins some manners - literally! Plus, Buttercup punches out the Mayor!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99


SCOOBY-DOO #55
Written by Scott Cunningham and John Rozum; art by Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy, and Karen Matchette; cover by Staton and Hunt


In stores December 12.
Don't mess with a ghost train - especially if it's a New York City ghost train! Plus, the Mystery Inc. gang goes to Martha's Vineyard to judge a chili cookoff, and gets a mouthful of mystery!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

WILDSTORM

THE AUTHORITY #29
Written by Mark Millar; art and cover by Art Adams and Tim Townsend


In stores December 5.
The conclusion to the 4-part "New World Order." One of comics' most unpredictable, controversial and captivating storylines comes to an end. The New Authority is on the ropes, but Seth still has the upper hand - and there's a member of the old Authority with his heart ripped out of his chest and his guts in a puddle on the floor. How's this one gonna' end? We're not tellin'!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CYBERNARY 2.0 #6
Written by Joe Harris; art and cover by Eric Canete and Juan Vlasco


In stores December 26.
It's hard to keep a good man down, and even harder to keep a truly evil one in the grave. Kaizen Gamorra returns and he is displeased with how events have transpired in his absence! Time to put his House back in order starting with exterminating the Mechajin Rebellion. But if the choices are "serve or die," the CyberNation is willing to sacrifice all for the chance at freedom.


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

THE ESTABLISHMENT #4
Written by Ian Edginton; art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores December 19.
The first storyarc of WildStorm's newest British-flavored hit rockets to an astonishing conclusion! As a squadron of Royal Air Force Harrier Jump Jets engage the stolen Kherubim warship in a dogfight over London, its crew of Daemonite mercenaries discovers they've been seriously duped by their unassuming human ally Paul Frost - who deliberately wants to pitch them in a head-to-head conflict with The Establishment.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

EVERQUEST: THE RUINS OF KUNARK
Written by Jim Lee and Brad McQuaid; art by Lee and Dan Norton; cover by Lee


In stores December 5.
WildStorm Productions produces the first comic inspired by the mega-popular online fantasy role-playing game! Journey to the land of Kunark alongside High Elven Princess Firiona Vie, as she and her comrades-in-arms must stop an unholy alliance. The great Elven Armies stand ready to defend the realm. But will they be enough to vanquish the rising darkness that threatens all of Norrath? For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

GEN13 #72
Written by Adam Warren; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; cover by Warren


In stores December 19.
In Part 2 of the 4-part "Think Like a Gun," the battered members of Gen13, in the aftermath of the previous issue's violent debacle, set out in pursuit of their vanished robotic housekeeper, Anna. The search leads them through the enigmatic Anna's remarkably twisted and disturbing history, with plenty of creepy surprises along the way. Speaking of creepy, brace yourselves for the appalling "Grunge tap-dances up a storm" sequence. Don't say we didn't warn you.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

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


In stores December 5.
WildStorm Productions collects the galaxy-spanning adventures of their cosmic champion, in this trade paperback reprinting the first six mind-blowing issues of MR. MAJESTIC. Also included is the hard-to-find story from WILDSTORM SPOTLIGHT #1 by writer Alan Moore - where Majestic travels to the end of space, time and reality! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

NINJA BOY #5
Written by Allen Warner and Alé Garza; art and cover by Garza and Dan Norton


In stores December 19.
In an attempt to find Nakio, a team of deadly assassins destroys the jeweled City of Diamonds and everyone in it. But Nakio is already on the run, following the forest spirit Kura deeper into the Old Forest in search of the sorcerer Jurojin. But are they too late, and is the Ninja Boy man enough to confront the person who killed his brothers?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

OUT THERE #7
Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores December 26.
"The Road to El Dorado," Part 1 of 6. The battle with Draedelus has left Mark, Casey, Jess, and Zach with more mysteries to unravel - like where their missing friends and family have gone. The answer may be found in the dusty, desolate, and potentially deadly town of Purgatory, Nevada. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 32 pg. $2.50

TALEWEAVER #4
Written by Leonard Banaag; art and cover by Philip S. Tan and Gary Mayoralgo


In stores December 19.
Young Axel Shadowstorm is going to have to grow up fast if he's to survive the coming days. Now he is on the front lines with General Ashur as his Helian forces prepare to storm the gates of the Citadel. A victory puts them one step closer to freedom, but defeat could cost them all their lives. Axel tries to do his part by relieving the soldiers' tension with one of his stories. But while the soldiers are distracted, something is watching from the surrounding darkness.


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

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS SKETCHBOOK
Art and commentary by Arthur Adams, Hilary Barta, Gene Ha, Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Chris Sprouse, Rick Veitch, and J.H. Williams III; cover by various


In stores December 12.
From the pencils of America's Best Artists comes the origin of AMERICA'S BEST COMICS! This fantastic book features a myriad of sketches, illustrations and concept drawings, showing how the characters from PROMETHEA, TOP TEN, TOM STRONG and TOMORROW STORIES sprung to life! For any fan of the comics form, this book promises to be the visual treat of the holiday season! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS 64-PAGE GIANT - relist
Written by Alan Moore, Steve Moore and Rick Veitch; art by Eric Shanower, Zander Cannon, Chris Sprouse, Rick Veitch, Kevin O'Neill, Kevin Nowlan, Humberto Ramos, Kyle Baker, Sergio Aragones, Al Gordon, and various; painted cover by Alex Ross


In stores December 12.
Reoffered to coincide with the AMERICA'S BEST COMICS SKETCHBOOK, this jam-packed ABC Special features a reprint of the hard-to-find ABC Wizard preview, a LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN board game, new stories of Promethea, Tom Strong, Top Ten, Jack B. Quick, and more!


FC, 64 pg. Prestige Format $6.95

GREYSHIRT: INDIGO SUNSET #3
Written by Rick Veitch; art by Veitch and David Lloyd; cover by Veitch


In stores December 12.
Out in the real world, Franky Lafayette and Johnny Apollo form a partnership, taking over the rackets in Indigo City. Sometimes crime does pay - but never for very long. Events in this issue sow the seeds of their breakup (which clears the way for one of our rotten eggs to become Indigo's greatest champion). Enjoy the Sunday funnies and the Indigo Sunset newspaper. Plus, you won't want to miss it when artist David Lloyd (V FOR VENDETTA) proves that what you can't see can sometimes still hurt you!


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 6) $3.50

PROMETHEA #18
Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray; cover by Williams and Jose Villarrubia


In stores December 26.
It's a doubly demonic issue as both Prometheas find themselves in a similar hellish fix. Stacia/Promethea clashes with the howling hordes of New York's loopy mayor. Meanwhile, on their cabala quest, Sophie/Promethea and Barbara have fallen through a trap door into a kind of Hell, an antimatter side of the tree of life, while exploring the fifth, red, war-like sphere of the realm.


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

HOMAGE COMICS

FOUR WOMEN #3
Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth; painted cover by Kieth


In stores December 12.
Though her therapist doesn't quite understand why, Donna can't admit her true feelings. She's still angry with Bev for being right. She hates herself for not helping Marion, but can't bring herself to do it. But she finally sees a chance to help Cindy and she takes it. Could it be that the bad guys pay for what they've done? Even those things they've never quite gotten to do?


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

VERTIGO

100 BULLETS #31
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores December 5.
Part 1 of the 6-part "The Counterfeit Detective." Meet Milo Garret, L.A. private eye and a man without a face. Not that he's anonymous - lots of losers and deadbeats know him - but Milo recently had an accident that left his face on the floor and his head a mass of bandages. When Agent Graves informs Milo that what happened to him was no accident, he jumps at the chance to even the score. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. $2.50

AMERICAN CENTURY #10
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Marc Laming and John Stokes; painted cover by Glen Orbik


In stores December 19.
Part 1 of the 4-Part "White Lightning." Anti-hero/adventurer Harry Kraft's knee-deep in rednecks, working for the public good in North Carolina - where the locals like their stock car racing fast and their liquor home-brewed. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. $2.50

BLACK ORCHID TP - relist
Written by Neil Gaiman; painted art and cover by Dave McKean


In stores December 12.
Before starting their run as the writer and cover artist on the multi-award-winning THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean delivered this beautiful, fully-painted work featuring one of DC's most mysterious characters. "...takes a much undervalued form of literature into places where it has never gone before." - Mikal Gilmore of Rolling Stone


MATURE READERS. FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #8
Written by Robert Rodi; art by Yannick Paquette and Mark Farmer; cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In stores December 26.
"A is for Anarchy, B is for Bomb." Finally - the story of how Angela and Go-Go met! In this "fleshback" to 1997, we find Angela enrolled at Signora Carichana's Swiss finishing school. But wait till you see what's on the lesson plan! And where exactly does Go-Go fit into an all-female student body?


MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE CRUSADES #10
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Kelley Jones and Ron Randall; painted cover by Mark Chiarello


In stores December 5.
Sex! Sin! Subjugation! No wonder the Crusades have started all over again! After a haunting encounter in San Francisco's lost underground, the relationship between Venus and Anton comes to a head...literally! And it's an all out bloodbath on the grounds of one of San Francisco's historic properties when the Knight comes to visit the home of the city's most notorious resident.


MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GRIP: THE STRANGE WORLD OF MEN #2
Written and illustrated by Gilbert Hernandez; cover by Hernandez


In stores December 12.
Bikinis and bullets abound when a day at the beach turns into a veritable apocalypse! Shady Joe Hook attempts to collect on a payment; dwarf gangster wanna-be Sammy tries to settle an old score; and the Mystery Girls entice a former recruit back into their dangerous world of espionage. Plus, Mike Chang's skin isn't the only creepy thing that's slithering through the sand with a life of its own...


MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. (2 of 5) $2.50

HELLBLAZER #169
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Giuseppe Camuncoli; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores December 26.
Constantine's adventures in LA continue in another single-story issue. This time John's out to unravel a mystery in the tradition of a true City of Angels detective. Meanwhile, the deadly S.W. Manor is on a dark journey of his own - one that will put him on a collision course with Constantine. And the results will be murder...


MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND HC - relist
Adapted by Simon Revelstroke from the novel by William Hope Hodgson; art and cover by Richard Corben


In stores December 26.
Reoffered again, this classic tale of supernatural paranoia and occult horror, from the novel by William Hope Hodgson, is adapted in a stunningly illustrated original hardcover by Simon Revelstroke and acclaimed artist Richard Corben (HELLBLAZER, Den).


MATURE READERS. FC, 96 pg. Hardcover $29.95

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #6
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case; painted cover by John Bolton


In stores December 12.
In issue #1, Tim had a vision of a funeral pyre. In this issue, we find out just whose funeral it is. Tim confronts both his past and his future when he faces the Red Man, who wields the word of death in a magical duel for the fate of Gemworld.


MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. $2.50


LUCIFER #21
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores December 5.
In Part 1 of the 3-part "Paradiso," thousands pour into Lucifer's newly christened cosmos. Some are curious, others desperate, but all have one thing in common: They've been mysteriously drawn to the Devil's paradise. Meanwhile, on Earth, British schoolgirl-come-hybrid angel Elaine Belloc tests out her wings. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. $2.50

LUCIFER: CHILDREN AND MONSTERS TP
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Dean Ormston and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Duncan Fegredo


In stores December 19.
Reprinting the storylines "The House of Windowless Rooms" and "Children and Monsters" from LUCIFER #5-13, this second LUCIFER collection follows Lucifer Morningstar on his quest to reclaim his wings from their millennia-old resting place, and the consequences that unfurl as a result of that quest's outcome. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS. FC, 208 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

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


In stores December 19.
Reoffered to coincide with the release of the LUCIFER: CHILDREN AND MONSTERS TP, this trade spotlights the Prince of Darkness - collecting THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: LUCIFER 3-issue miniseries, as well as the first four issues of the LUCIFER ongoing series.


MATURE READERS. FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

OUTLAW NATION #16
Written by Jamie Delano; art by Goran Parlov and Goran Sudzuka; painted cover by Glenn Fabry


In stores December 19.
Under siege by armed federal agents in a fortified Phoenix house, "Devil Kid," "Bad Momma," "Sick Twist," and Lola wait out a dark night of the soul with Story. Story knows he has only six hours to make good on his deal with Old Asa and deliver a new Billy Bad News tale, or Martin is dead at dawn. But with Jenny cool on him, Ruth in Taos, and the outrageous Nurse Dolores unattainable on his father's team, it looks like it's down to Lola put some lead in his pencil and inspire his reluctant creativity.


MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE CORINTHIAN #3
Written by Darko Macan; art by Danijel Zezelj; painted cover by Dave McKean


In stores December 26.
Post-war horror and decadence collide as the Venice Carnivale opens to a raging crowd...and closes with a trail of dead bodies. The identity of the killer can only be linked to exactly who - and what - the Corinthian has become, as the Sandman's Dark Mirror passes the final test of his manhood, leaving empty souls (and eye sockets) in his wake.


MATURE READERS. FC, 32 pg. (3 of 3) $2.50

NOTE: There is no issue of TRANSMETROPOLITAN offered this month. TRANSMETROPOLITAN #52 will be solicited next month.

WAR STORY: NIGHTINGALE
Written by Garth Ennis; art by David Lloyd; photo cover


In stores December 19.
The fourth and final entry of the VERTIGO one-shots by writer Garth Ennis that explore the true horrors of World War II. The crew members of the Nightingale are the only survivors of a vicious attack at sea, and they're now under the superstitious belief that they are a cursed ship - shunned by the rest of the navy as bad luck and a "ship of the damned." For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS. FC, 64 pg. $4.95

V FOR VENDETTA TP - relist
Written by Alan Moore; art and painted cover by by David Lloyd


In stores December 19.
Reoffered to coincide with the release of the WAR STORY: NIGHTINGALE one-shot, V FOR VENDETTA is a frightening and powerful story of the loss of freedom and identity in a totalitarian world. By award-winning writer Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, From Hell) and NIGHTINGALE artist David Lloyd.


MATURE READERS. FC, 288 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #413
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores December 5.
It's the end of the year 2001 and the Apocalypse is nowhere in sight! Rejoice at the fact that The End has not come, and celebrate by buying as many issue of MAD Magazine as you can. Spread the love!


FC/B&W, 48 pg. Magazine Format $2.99

MAD XL #13
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores December 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!


B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

DC DIRECT

BAT-SIGNAL PROP - relist
In stores December 5.
DC Direct reoffers this reproduction of the well-known device, in the form of an 8" tall x 6.7" wide rotating BAT-SIGNAL PROP which lights up to form the silhouette of a Bat. Create your own Gotham City emergencies! Batteries are included - cloud-filled sky is not. Retailers, please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Prop $149.95

BIZARRO WATCH - relist
In stores December 12.
DC Direct reoffers this one-of-a-kind watch that features the slogan "Bizarro #1!" on the watch cover, which flips open to reveal a counter-clockwise-running timepiece! Retailers, please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Watch $89.95

CLASSIC BATMAN MINI-BUST
Designed and sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores March 20, 2002.
DC Direct's line of Mini-Busts, begun with the CLASSIC SUPERMAN MINI-BUST, continues with this dynamic portrayal of a classic Batman. The Dark Knight rests with hands on hips, poised and ready to strike out against any threat to Gotham City. The CLASSIC BATMAN MINI-BUST is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue and stands 5" tall and 5 1/8" wide. Packaged in a 4-color box. Look for the DC Direct line of Mini-Busts of classic heroes and villains every other month during 2002! Retailers, please note: The CLASSIC BATMAN MINI-BUST is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for December-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews.


FC, Mini-Bust $45.00

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN STATUE
Based on designs by Frank Miller; sculpted by William Paquet


In stores December 5.
The Dark Knight returns...again! In celebration of the long-awaited sequel to the classic Frank Miller tale THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, comes THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN STATUE - and it's set to hit store shelves the same day as THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKE AGAIN #1! This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue features a stunning rendition of Batman with his sidekick, Catgirl (aka Carrie Kelley) perched on his shoulder. This statue is overall approximately 13 1/4" tall and 5 3/4" deep, on a base that is 7" wide x 5" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers, please note: This is a Limited Edition statue of only 7,500 made. Allocations may be necessary. Final product may differ from image shown.


FC, Statue $195.00

DEADMAN ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores December 12.
Reoffered to coincide with the release of the new ongoing DEADMAN series, the DEADMAN ACTION FIGURE stands 7" tall and features multiple points of articulation and a glow-in-the-dark head, chest and logo. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, Action Figure PI

FIGHTING FORCES: SGT. ROCK ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores April 24, 2002.
Sgt. Rock, top kick of Easy Co. and the toughest G.I. to fight his way through World War II, blasts his way into DC Direct. The SGT. ROCK ACTION FIGURE features the grizzled, combat happy leader of Easy Co. standing approximately 6 1/2" tall, featuring multiple points of articulation and packaged with a removable helmet, a machine gun that he can hold, and two hand grenades. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The FIGHTING FORCES: SGT. ROCK ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for December-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews.


FC, Action Figure PI

GREEN LANTERN ALAN SCOTT POWER BATTERY REPLICA
Advance-solicited; in stores March 27, 2002.
He was Earth's first Green Lantern! Engineer Alan Scott came upon a mysterious green lantern that granted him the power to convert his every thought into reality. Now you too can own this wondrous GREEN LANTERN ALAN SCOTT POWER BATTERY REPLICA! This detailed resin replica - standing approximately 10" tall x 6" wide x 6 1/2" deep - is a faithful reproduction of Alan Scott's battery of power and comes with a one-size-fits-all PVC Green Lantern ring, and a resin base on which to display it with an on/off switch for lighting up the battery (with the light on a 30-second timer). It is packaged with one extra light bulb and 4 AA batteries, and makes a great companion piece to the GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN POWER BATTERY REPLICA. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The GREEN LANTERN ALAN SCOTT POWER BATTERY REPLICA is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for December-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews.


FC, Prop $249.95

JSA PVC SET - SERIES III
Advance-solicited; in stores April 17, 2002.
The greatest heroes and most evil villains of the Golden Age classic, the Justice Society of America, star in the third JSA PVC SET! This 7-piece PVC set, featuring detailed and fully painted figures, stars the Flash, Green Lantern, Vandal Savage, Solomon Grundy, the Huntress, the Shade, and the Icicle. The figures range in height from approximately 2" to 4 1/4" tall. Packaged in a 4-color window box. Retailers, please note: The JSA PVC SET - SERIES III is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for December-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews.


FC, PVC Set (7 pcs.) $39.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: WONDER WOMAN MAQUETTE
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Advance-solicited; in stores March 13, 2002.
DC Direct presents its first ever line of Maquettes, beginning with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: WONDER WOMAN MAQUETTE! These Maquettes feature the super-heroes as they will appear in the exciting new Justice League WB Animation series debuting on the Cartoon Network in November. Throughout 2002, DC Direct will exclusively produce Maquettes of all the characters from the Justice League Animated series...at an affordable price! Stands approximately 9 1/8" overall on a base 3 1/2" in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers, please note: The JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: WONDER WOMAN MAQUETTE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for December-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews.


FC, Maquette $89.95

SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores April 3, 2002.
Newsboy Billy Batson was granted the powers of the gods by the ancient wizard Shazam, whose name he had to speak to be transformed into the powerful force for good, Earth's Mightiest Mortal...Captain Marvel! The SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE (a revised version of the Captain Marvel figure from the SHAZAM! DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET) stands approximately 6 1/4" tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged with Mr. Mind (the little green worm who is one of the world's greatest criminal masterminds!). Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for December-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews.


FC, Action Figure PI

SHAZAM! BLACK ADAM ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores April 3, 2002.
Before there was Captain Marvel, there was Black Adam - an ancient Egyptian given great powers in the name of good by the wizard Shazam. But Black Adam turned his powers to evil...and eventually became Captain Marvel's mortal enemy! The BLACK ADAM ACTION FIGURE stands approximately 6 1/4" tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged with a non-removable replica of the mystical scarab necklace that enabled Black Adam to steal the power of Shazam for his own nefarious purposes. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Retailers, please note: The SHAZAM! BLACK ADAM ACTION FIGURE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for December-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews.


FC, Action Figure PI

KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG STATUE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews; based on designs by Jon Bogdanove


Pre-solicited; in stores April 17, 2002.
In a dog-eat-dog world, it's nice having the toughest dog around on your side. Now you can have Krypto, the Superdog from Krypton, friend and companion to Superman, with the hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG STATUE. Krypto is depicted atop a crater-pitted asteroid base, poised to fly into action. This statue stands overall approximately 5 1/4" high x 2 7/8" wide x 4 1/2" deep on a base. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG STATUE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is pre-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in next month's issue of Previews.


FC, Statue $49.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: MARTIAN MANHUNTER MAQUETTE
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Pre-solicited; in stores April 10, 2002.
DC Direct continues its line of cold cast porcelain Maquettes (that begins with this month's advance solicitation of the WONDER WOMAN MAQUETTE) with the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: MARTIAN MANHUNTER MAQUETTE! This statue is based on the model designed for the Justice League Animated series - usually produced exclusively for the artists and animators as the definitive models on which to base their drawings and products. Now DC Direct is making these special Maquettes available to fans. The MARTIAN MANHUNTER MAQUETTE stands approximately 9 1/2" high x 4 1/2" wide x 2" deep on a 3 1/2" diameter base. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: MARTIAN MANHUNTER MAQUETTE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is pre-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for January, 2002-released product, solicited in next month's issue of Previews.


FC, Maquette $89.95

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