DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping December, 2004

Mon, September 13th, 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 December of 2004.

DETECTIVE COMICS #801
Written by David Lapham and Mike Carey


Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and John Lucas


Cover by Lapham

Part 1 of the sprawling 12-part saga "City of Crime" written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets) with art by Ramon Bachs (BATMAN: THE 12-CENT ADVENTURE) & Nathan Massengill (DETECTIVE COMICS)!

Gotham City at night is no place for children, as Batman knows all too well. As the Dark Knight tries to shut down a drug ring that's turned deadly, Bruce Wayne must contend with a wayward 14 -year-old who's getting dangerously close to Gotham's underworld!

Plus, in the backup, Part 1 of the 4-part story "The Barker" - written by Mike Carey (LUCIFER) with art by John Lucas (CODENAME: KNOCKOUT) - featuring the return of a classic Golden Age character! There's been a murder under the Big Top, but once it's clear the authorities will be no help, it's up to the carnies and sideshow freaks to get to the bottom of a crime no one wants to touch!


On sale Dec 1 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US

BATMAN #635
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


Cover by Matt Wagner

Part 1 of the 4-part "Under the Hood," featuring the new BATMAN team of writer Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW), artists Doug Mahnke (JLA, JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE) & Tom Nguyen (JLA) and cover artist Matt Wagner (BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY)!

In the wake of "War Games," Batman must deal with a city in turmoil. While battling new criminal chieftains raiding his city, Batman is confronted with a face from the past - or rather, a hidden face from the past. Welcome the return of the Red Hood!


On sale Dec 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #60
Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art by Javier Pia & Francis Portela


Cover by Jae Lee

Writer A.J. Lieberman returns to GOTHAM KNIGHTS - and so does Hush! Hush returns to make Batman's life a living nightmare, and this time he's got a very personal target in mind. But Hush didn't count on Batman's receiving help from one of the Dark Knight's greatest foes!


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #186
Written by Shane McCarthy


Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Sean Phillips

Part 2 of the 5-part "Riddle Me That!" There's an all-new Riddler wreaking havoc on the streets of Gotham - and he's three steps ahead of the Bat. Can Batman save a nosy graduate student from an horrific death and stop a bombing on a local commuter train?


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ROBIN #133
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Damion Scott

Part 3 of the 4-part ROBIN/BATGIRL crossover "Fresh Blood!" Someone is making a major play to fill the power vacuum in Bldhaven. But who? Shrike? Brutale? Or is Blockbuster somehow still pulling the strings? Robin and Batgirl pound the pavement - and a few heads - to uncover the leader of the Bldhaven underworld!


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

BATGIRL #59
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art and cover by Al Garza & Jesse Delperdang

The pulse-pounding conclusion of the 4-part ROBIN/BATGIRL crossover "Fresh Blood!" Batgirl and Robin find themselves in the fight of their lives as they are forced to bust up a bevy of Bldhaven baddies, including Brutale and the Trigger Twins. But that's nothing compared to their ultimate battle…against each other!


On sale Dec 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CATWOMAN #38
Written by Scott Morse


Art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Morse

Scott Morse (BATMAN: ROOMFUL OF STRANGERS) comes aboard for a 3-part story introducing Gotham's newest bad guy: Wooden Nickel! He's gunning for Catwoman…but why? And what will he do once he's learned her real identity?


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CATWOMAN: SELINA'S BIG SCORE SC
Written by Darwyn Cooke


Art and cover by Cooke

Reoffered to coincide with DC: THE NEW FRONTIER VOL. 1 TP, this volume presents Cooke's reinvention of Catwoman! Can Selina's assembled crew of thieves pull off one big heist? Featuring pin-ups by Mike Allred, Adam Hughes, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, and more!


On sale Dec 22 o FC, 96 pg, $17.95 US o RELIST

CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #4
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Tim Sale

For the first time ever: Catwoman vs. Wonder Woman's foe, Cheetah!

It's a catfight that only the Eisner Award-winning team of


Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale can deliver! The 6-issue miniseries kicks into high gear as Catwoman takes on Rome…and the sexy-but-deadly Cheetah!

Claws, blood and hot girls - when in Rome, do as the Roman crime bosses do!


On sale Dec 22 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

NIGHTWING #100
Written by Devin Grayson


Art by Mike Lilly & Andy Owens


Cover by Scott McDaniel & Owens

The tension has been building for months, and now it explodes in this extra-sized 100th issue spectacular!

Ever since Blockbuster's murder, Dick Grayson has buckled under the burden of unbearable guilt. Now, with the events of "War Games" behind him, Nightwing must find an inner focus that has eluded him and mete out justice - and it all begins with Tarantula!

Get ready for the battle everyone's been waiting for: Nightwing vs. Tarantula!


On sale Dec 8 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US

BIRDS OF PREY #77
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Ed Benes & Alex Lei


Cover by Jason Pearson

"Hero Hunters," Part 2 of 4! The Birds' new anti-vigilante mission pits them against the female terror Harvest who kills criminals mercilessly but is the hero of the heartland!


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL #26
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Jason Alexander


Cover by Michael Lark

Featuring guest art by Jason Alexander (Queen & Country) and guest-starring Catwoman! Josie Mac and Driver investigate the murder of a famous televangelist. The evidence points to Catwoman - but can Josie find the truth when she must keep her powers a secret?


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN #212
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

The epic Azzarello, Lee & Williams run continues as the Man of Steel disappears!

Another round of vanishings take place - but this time, Superman is one of the victims! Thrust into a strange world , Superman comes face-to-face with an old - and deadly - foe.


The source of the vanishings is finally revealed, but will Kal-El even be able to return to Earth to put things right?


On sale Dec 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #635
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning


Cover by J.H. Williams III

The new Parasites continue to feed on those close to Superman! Meanwhile, Lt. Lupe is on the hunt for Ruin, the mysterious man behind the Man of Steel's recent troubles!


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ACTION COMICS #822
Written by Chuck Austen


Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos


Cover by Ian Churchill

Guest-starring Superboy! Clark and Lois go back to Smallville for the holidays hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of Metropolis. There's just one problem: Lana Lang is in town, too! What starts out as an ordinary dispute turns into something more sinister…


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES HC
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines, Tim Sale


Cover by McGuinness

Reoffered to coincide with Superman/Batman #16, this volume collects the first six issues of the fan-favorite series! This volume also includes a 2-page story by Loeb & Tim Sale, and a cover and sketchbook section by McGuinness!


On sale Dec 15 o 160 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #15
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

A resistance rises up against the tyranny of Superman and Batman in Part 2 of the 5-part "Absolute Power!" But will the super-powered and strangely familiar Freedom Fighters save this dark world or make it even worse? Retailers note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #16
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

Things heat up for the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight in Part 3 of the 5-part "Absolute Power!"

Is there a world for Superman and Batman to rule, or have the hunted become the prey? Guest-starring unexpected arrivals from throughout the DCU!


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

AQUAMAN #25
Written by John Arcudi


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy

New series writer John Arcudi (BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE, GEN13) joins artists Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy for a new tale set in Sub Diego!

It's been eight long months since the sinking of San Diego, and the shock of a new world and a new life for those who survived the cataclysm is beginning to wear off. The citizens of Sub Diego are coping with their loss in all too familiar - and all too deadly - ways. And while they adapt to their less and less alien environment, the bigger question is, can Aquaman adapt as well?


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ADAM STRANGE #4
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Pascal Ferry

The spine-tingling adventures of the DCU's premier science-fiction hero continue as the search for Rann leads Adam to seek help from DC's strangest space-faring team: the Omega Men!


On sale Dec 29 o 4 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

BLOODHOUND #6
Written by Dan Jolley


Art by Leonard Kirk & Robin Riggs


Cover by Dave Johnson

Bloodhound returns to prison in an arresting 2-part story! There's a new warden in town with a mad-on for Clev, and a psychic who doesn't like the 'hound either. But is this metahuman baddie an inmate…or a cop? And how will a caged Clevenger solve this mystery?


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER VOL. 1 TP
Written by Darwyn Cooke


Art and cover by Cooke

Acclaimed writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (CATWOMAN: SELINA'S BIG SCORE) turns his attention to the dawn of the Silver Age in DC: THE NEW FRONTIER - which takes readers on a journey from the end of the Golden Age to the genesis of a bold new heroic era in the late 1950s! Volume One collects DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #1-3 plus the three extra pages originally seen only in Wizard!

World War II is over. The Cold War has begun. The Age of the Superhero is in decline. But where are the heroes of tomorrow?

THE NEW FRONTIER recounts the dawning of the DCU's Silver Age from the perspective of those brave individuals who made it happen. Encounter "keepers of the flame" including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, who survived the anti-hero sentiment of the Cold War, as well as eager newcomers like test pilot Hal Jordan and scientist Barry Allen, poised to become the next generation of crimefighters.

Cooke, a master storyteller, writes and illustrates this landmark tale, a must-have for fans of the DCU and all lovers of powerful tales of heroism!


On sale Dec 22 o 208 pg, FC, $19.95 US

DEADSHOT #1
Written by Christos N. Gage


Art by Steven Cummings & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway

What happens when a man with a death wish finds something to live for?

The classic villain Deadshot makes his action-packed return to the DCU in this 5-issue miniseries by television writer Christos N. Gage (Law & Order: SVU) with art by Steven Cummings (THE FLASH, Elektra) & Jimmy Palmiotti (CATWOMAN) with explosive covers by Mike Zeck (The Punisher) & Jerry Ordway (TOM STRONG)!

Deadshot, an expert marksman and cold, efficient killer, believes he has no reason to live…until he learns he has a daughter! When he discovers she's living in a neighborhood plagued by violence, he decides to clean up the area, by any means necessary!

Part film noir and part classic Western, DEADSHOT tells the story of a violent man who must take on local mobs, corrupt cops, and even a former Suicide Squad member to give his daughter a life of peace and security!


On sale Dec 1o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US


Edited by Joey Cavalieri

DOOM PATROL #7
Written by John Byrne


Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Byrne

Part 1 of a new 2-part story! The Devolutionists strike, turning back the evolutionary clock on innocents the world over! The Doom Patrol is sent to intercept this new cult and their actions, only to find that what their team devolves into might be a bigger threat!


On sale Dec 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

FALLEN ANGEL #18
Written by Peter David


Art and cover by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco

The Fallen Angel's last stand against the agents of the Hierarchy happens here! Lee has fought and fought to be the master of her own destiny, but no matter how hard she's fought, her freedom's been in other people's hands.


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

FIRESTORM #8
Written by Dan Jolley


Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull


Cover by Matt Haley

"Heroes" features the debut of new regular penciller Jamal Igle (Daredevil/Shi)! Jason Rusch faces turmoil from without and within, as his father gives him the harshest of ultimatums. But when Jason tries to help someone in need, he discovers that no good deed goes unpunished...


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN ARROW #45
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Phil Hester & Ande Parks


Cover by Marcos Martn

The dramatic conclusion of "New Blood!" Ollie faces off against the murderous crime kingpin Brick - and the fate of Star City hangs in the balance! Plus, a major revelation shakes up the world of the Emerald Archer!


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #3
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Continuing the startling rebirth of Hal Jordan by Geoff Johns (THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) and Ethan Van Sciver (BATMAN/CATWOMAN: TRAIL OF THE GUN, New X-Men)!

As his willpower grows, Hal Jordan continues to fight the forces of the Spectre. But is the world ready for him? And what exactly does Hal Jordan's return mean to the Guardian, Ganthet?

Plus, Green Arrow makes a startling discovery as a hero from the stars returns!


On sale Dec 22 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

HAWKMAN #35
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose


Cover by Ryan Sook & Mick Gray

The new art team of Joe Bennett (BIRDS OF PREY, Captain America & The Falcon) & Ruy Jose takes flight for the start of a storyline that promises to take the classic DC character on a year-long ride that he may not survive!

Hawkman and Hawkgirl face unspeakable horrors as a ghost ship bearing mysterious cargo arrives in the port of St. Roch, while a riot breaks out at Belle Reve prison. Several of Hawkman's forgotten foes gather in secret, as a sorcerer unleashes an army of flesh-eating zombies on the unsuspecting populace of St. Roch, and a tower of darkness rises to seal off the city from the outside world!

It's the beginning of a year of hell for Hawkman, and the hero's journey takes him to places he never wanted to go!


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

IDENTITY CRISIS #7
Written by Brad Meltzer


Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair


Cover by Michael Turner

It's the shocking conclusion of the most talked-about comic book event of the year!

For the past seven months, a new level of humanity has been brought to the DC Universe. Here's where it all comes together. Lives are saved but souls are wrecked as this landmark story concludes!


On sale Dec 15 o 7 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.95 US

THE FLASH #217
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay

The events of IDENTITY CRISIS affect the Flash's world as a gathering of unlikely individuals pay their last respects to the fallen and Wally West makes a monumental decision about his personal life.

Plus, the upcoming "Rogues War" begins to take shape. And just what is Batman's problem with Wally?


On sale Dec 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JLA: ANOTHER NAIL TP
Written by Alan Davis


Art and cover by Davis & Mark Farmer

A new trade paperback collecting the 3-issue miniseries JLA: ANOTHER NAIL, written by fan-favorite Alan Davis with art by Davis & Mark Farmer! This gorgeously rendered collection picks up where their critically acclaimed miniseries THE NAIL left off - and this time, the action goes far beyond the confines of Earth!

In the outer reaches of space, a cosmic war between the New Gods has set events in motion that may change Earth and the entire universe forever. Can the JLA come to terms with their newest recruit - Superman - as a sprawling adventure unfolds? This time, the battle takes them to other worlds, other dimensions, other eras, and even the mystical realms that lead to Hell itself.

Don't miss this tale of cosmic powers, human redemption, gods, monsters, and of course, heroes and villains, by two of the top creators in comics!


On sale Dec 1 o 160 pg, FC, $12.95 US

HARD TIME #11
Written by Steve Gerber


Art and cover by Brian Hurtt


DC Focus. Inside or outside State Penitentiary, it's all about survival, as a cellblock vendetta follows an inmate's loved ones home!


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA: THE NAIL TP
Written by Alan Davis


Art and cover by Davis & Mark Farmer

Reoffered to coincide with JLA: ANOTHER NAIL TP, this volume collects the popular first Elseworlds miniseries revealing the destiny of the World's Mightiest Super-Heroes in a world without a Superman! Featuring a wraparound cover and an afterword by Davis!


On sale Dec 8 o 160 pg, FC, $12.95 US o RELIST

JLA CLASSIFIED #2
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

Part 2 of a 3-part story of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes by the dream team of writer Grant Morrison and SUPERMAN/BATMAN artists Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines!

With the whereabouts of the JLA still a mystery, Batman is forced to face off against Gorilla Grodd and his army…with the


aid of a Justice League of the Dark Knight's own design!


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #6
Written by Joe Kelly


Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen

Things heat up for the Elite as the 12-issue maxiseries continues with an issue guest-starring the JSA!

The Justice League Elite has gone into deep cover (as new characters) to infiltrate an alien "street gang" when the inevitable happens: They meet other good guys - the JSA - and must stay "in character" as bloodthirsty menaces to keep from blowing their operation!


On sale Dec 15 o 6 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA #109
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Ron Garney & Dan Green

Part 3 of the 8-part "Crime Syndicate of Amerika!" The Crime Syndicate of Amerika invade Earth and make themselves at home, robbing, pillaging and causing general unrest. How long before the JLA can put a stop to this?


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JLA: LIBERTY & JUSTICE OVERSIZED SC
Written by Paul Dini


Art and cover by Alex Ross

Reoffered to coincide with JSA #68, featuring a cover by Alex Ross, this original graphic novel told in sequential comic-book format features the core members of the classic Justice League! The JLA must confront a threat from space in the form of a deadly space-borne virus. Can the JLA keep the world from tearing itself apart?


On sale Dec 8 o 10" x 13" o 96 pg, FC, $9.95 US o RELIST

JSA #68
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne


Cover by Alex Ross

Part 1 of the 5-part "JSA/JSA," featuring painted covers by Alex Ross on the first two issues!

In 1951, the JSA disbanded due to pressure from the House Un-American Activities Committee. They were destined to re-form and continue their fight for justice…that is, until now! Something has changed history, and the JSA will never be heard of again. It's up to the JSA of today to travel back in time and convince their predecessors to once again don their masks and stop Degaton's insidious plan. But for one member, this mission will become


much more personal than anyone could have imagined.


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1
Written by Mark Waid


Art and cover by Barry Kitson

One of the most anticipated returns of the year begins as Mark Waid and Barry Kitson - the critically acclaimed team of the miniseries EMPIRE - rebuild The Legion of Super-Heroes in a way no one can afford to miss!

The early days of the 31st century are a Golden Age for the galaxy, as poverty, famine, war and disease have become relics of the past, not only on Earth but on most other known worlds. The Dawning Millennium is utopian: shining, optimistic, bright…and deadly dull. That is, until a bright, defiant, energized team of super-powered teenagers from different worlds is assembled! They form a team of passionate activists and fierce dreamers crusading to make a difference and leave their mark on a society that has forgotten how to fight for change!

Every issue of this monthly series will be a whopping 40 pages for just $2.95 US. Get ready for The Legion of Super-Heroes: fighting for justice and tolerance while learning from - and learning to tolerate - one another!


On sale Dec 29 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US Edited by Stephen Wacker

JSA: STRANGE ADVENTURES #5
Written by Kevin J. Anderson


Art by Barry Kitson & Gary Erskine


Cover by John Watson

While the JSA works to rebuild a devastated city, Johnny Thunder stands alone, barely clinging to the hope that Thunderbolt is alive. And Lord Dynamo has aspirations of his own, as two normal men are faced with the responsibility of saving the world!


On sale Dec 29 o 5 of 6 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

THE LEGION: FOUNDATIONS TP
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Chris Batista, Chip Wallace, Leonard Kirk,

Dave Cockrum, Tony Harris, Tom Feister and various


Cover by Harris & Feister

Reoffered to coincide with THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1, this volume collects THE LEGION #25-30 and material from THE LEGION SECRET FILES 2003.


On sale Dec 8 o 200 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

MANHUNTER #5
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Jae Le

Guest-starring the JLA! As the heroes of the DC Universe reel from several deaths in their community, Manhunter resolves to track a hero-killer on her own - but can she find him before the JLA does?


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE FLASH: ROGUES TP
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Scott Kolins & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Brian Bolland

Reoffered to coincide with THE FLASH #217! Keystone City


is on the brink of destruction again, and only The Flash can save it in


THE FLASH: ROGUES, collecting THE FLASH #177-181!


On sale Dec 29 o 144 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Relist

OUTSIDERS #19
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Carlos D'Anda


Cover by Doug Mahnke

The shocking conclusion of the 3-part "Most Wanted," guest-starring John Walsh, host of America's Most Wanted!

Arsenal's daughter is missing, and her life hangs in the balance! Can the Outsiders find her in time?


On sale Dec 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE MONOLITH #11
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art and cover by Phil Winslade

In Part 1 of a 2-part story, Alice goes missing after she investigates a women's safehouse. The Monolith and Tilt rip through Brooklyn in a quest to find her, and wind up on the wrong side of the law. What follows is a showdown with a ring of slave traders collecting girls from the streets and selling them to the highest bidder!


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

PLASTIC MAN #13
Written by Kyle Baker


Art and cover by Baker

More cool craziness from the mind of Kyle Baker! There's a reason why this series won both Harvey and Eisner awards. Find out with this action-packed new story!


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

SOLO #2
Written by Richard Corben and John Arcudi


Art and cover by Corben

The series spotlighting the singular vision of top artists continues with an issue by Richard Corben (HELLBLAZER: HARD TIME, THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND) featuring


five horrifying tales of terror, suspense, intrigue and action!

Corben brings life to a mummy in ancient Egypt, takes us into the trenches of a futuristic war, straps on a six-shooter for a good old- fashioned western, and then brings about the plague! And as if that isn't enough, Corben teams up with writer John Arcudi for a not-so-solo story of the Spectre, Jim Corrigan!

SOLO #2 is an engrossing, enthralling anthology brought to you as only Richard Corben can!


On sale Dec 22 o 48 pg, FC, $4.95 US

TEEN TITANS #19
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Mike McKone & Marlo Alquiza

The 3-part "Titans Tomorrow" concludes! The Teen Titans continue their desperate attempt to return home ten years in the past, where they've made a frightening decision about the future.


But to protect this future, Batman, Superman and the other adult Titans are willing to sacrifice everything!


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE QUESTION #2
Written by Rick Veitch


Art and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards

The exciting new miniseries continues as Vic Sage lands in Metropolis with a splash! While Lex Luthor unveils plans for his beloved city, The Question stalks the streets searching for answers. And when an attack draws Superman away, he starts to get them!


On sale Dec 1 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

RICHARD DRAGON #8
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

As Bronze Tiger fights for his life in a Detroit hospital, Richard Dragon is asked to do the impossible: infiltrate the organization of the murderous drug-lord Soldado. Plus, Motown receives a visit from one of DC's baddest martial arts heroes!


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WONDER WOMAN #211
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Sean Phillips


Cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder

Wonder Woman deals with shocking repercussions in a stand-alone issue featuring art by Sean Phillips (SLEEPER)! As the Embassy staff mourns the tragic loss they suffered at the hands of Medousa, Diana must face the realization that things have irrevocably changed for her and her allies.


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

WORLD'S FINEST COMICS ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Alvin Schwartz, Edmond Hamilton and Bill Finger


Art by Curt Swan, Win Mortimer, Dick Sprang, Stan Kaye, Charles Paris and John Fischetti


Cover by Dick Sprang

A new printing of the archive collecting classic tales featuring Superman and Batman! This collection includes tales from SUPERMAN #76 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #71-85 (1952-1956).


Advance solicited o On sale Feb 9 o 224 pg, FC, $49.95 US

THE BATMAN JAM-PACKED ACTION
Written by various


Art by various

The hit series returns with a bang! This issue adapts the first two episodes of Cartoon Network's new, hit animated series The Batman!

The stories printed in this new JAM-PACKED ACTION volume - comparable in size to DC's digest-sized trade paperbacks at 5"x 7" - feature high-quality screen-captures and dialogue straight from the shows' scripts. The slam-bang action in these two great stories is a guaranteed hit with fans of the shows and animation in general!


On sale Dec 8 o 5" x 7" o 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #4
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda

The young Dark Knight faces a foe who's twice his size with the wiles of ten men: the mighty Bane!


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #4
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong


Cover by Ben Caldwell

When a young boy on the planet Rann wonders why his world doesn't have its own heroes, Adam Strange must show him what it means to be a hero!


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #4
Written by Jesse Leon McCann, John Rozum & Scott Cunningham


Art by John Delaney, Jeff Albrecht, Mike Wetterhahn, Tim Chi Ly, and Gary Fields


Cover by Robert Pope

Courage the Cowardly Dog chases a monstrous catfish, and the Grim Reaper tells goofy bedtime stories to Billy & Mandy! Plus, match wits with boy genius Dexter in two fun puzzle-stories!


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #121
Written by Sam Agro, Bill Matheny, Earl Kress and Jesse Leon McCann


Art and cover by Walter Carzon, Leo Batic, Ruben Torreiro, Horacio Ottolini and Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Batic & Ottolini

Pepe Le Pew stinks up outer space, Witch Hazel's betrayed by her broom, and Porky goes shopping at Crazy Daffy's, where the customer is almost always right…


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #91
Written by John Rozum, Ivan Velez and Sholly Fisch


Art by Robert Pope, Dave Hunt, Joe Staton and Scott McRae


Cover by Joe Staton

Can the gang subdue a spirit who's also a legend of Hong Kong cinema? Plus, mini-mysteries where you have the chance to save the day with Mystery Inc.!


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #14
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Dave Bullock

Speedy joins the Titans as Plasmus returns to menace the city!


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #449
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Trade in that lump of coal for a fun-filled issue of MAD! And hey, while you're at it, pass on the love and buy some for your friends!


On sale Dec 1 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.50 US

MAD XL #31
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

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!


On sale Dec 8 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 6 TP
Written by Richard and Wendy Pini


Art and cover by Wendy Pini

The Grand Quest continues in this volume reprinting ELFQUEST #18-20 with a new cover by Wendy Pini! Cutter and his tribemates are reunited as they seek the legendary Palace of the High Ones. But betrayal and death line the way when they're driven into a brutal conflict against murderous trolls who guard the Palace!


On sale Dec 22 o 5" x 7.362" o 224 pg, B & W, $9.95 US

ELRIC: THE MAKING OF A SORCERER #2
Written by Michael Moorcock


Art and cover by Walter Simonson

The miniseries continues! Young Elric embarks on a dream quest of two years: the dream of water, in which 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? Retailers note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale Dec 29 o Prestige Format o 2 of 4 o 48 pg, FC, $5.95 US

EMPIRE TP
Written by Mark Waid


Art and cover by Barry Kitson & James Pascoe


Reoffered to coincide with THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1, also by the creative team of Waid and Kitson, this volume collects EMPIRE #0-6 plus a rare 5-page preview and a sketchbook section by Kitson. Can a scheming dictator maintain his grasp over a planet?


On sale Dec 29 o 208 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

TOE TAGS FEATURING GEORGE ROMERO #3
Written by George Romero


Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Bernie Wrightson

George Romero (Dawn of the Dead) weaves a tale of the dead vs. the living as Damien Cross - who exists somewhere between the two - fights for control of Earth. The power elite keep a stranglehold on the world's riches while an army of dead scourge the countryside!


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

SPACE GHOST #2
Written by Joe Kelly


Art by Ariel Olivetti


Cover by Alex Ross

The miniseries revealing the true origin of the animation star continues!

Everyone believes Space Ghost is dead…including the former lawman himself! Now he must drag himself back from the brink of extinction on a strange ghost planet armed with a newfound arsenal and a desire to even the score against his colleagues on the elite force that put him there!


On sale Dec 22 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg., FC, $2.95 US

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC
Written by Wally Wood, Steve Skeates and various


Art by Wood, Dan Adkins, Gil Kane, Steve Ditko, Chic Stone, Ogden Whitney and George Tuska


Cover by Wood

Dynamo, NoMan, The Raven and Lightning are back!


This volume collects T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #12-14 and DYNAMO #4 (1967-69) with a foreword by Bill Schelly.


On sale Dec 29 o 216 pg, FC, $49.95 US

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written by Wally Wood and Steve Skeates


Art by Wood, Dan Adkins, Mike Sekowsky, Gil Kane, Manny Stallman, Chic Stone, and Ogden Whitney


Cover by Wood

Reoffered to coincide with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL. 5, this volume collects T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #11, NOMAN #1-2, and DYNAMO #3! Plus, an introduction by Bhob Stewart!


On sale Dec 29 o 216 pg, FC, $49.95 US o RELIST

ROBO-HUNTER: VERDUS TP
Written by John Wagner


Art by Ian Gibson & Jos Luis Ferrer


Cover by Gibson


2000 A.D. Sam Slade used to be one of the best robo-hunters in the business. But he's getting old, and old means slow - which means dead!

That is, until Sam takes on the biggest case of his life. Verdus was a paradise planet. And while colonists made their long journey there, a self-replicating robot was sent out to prepare the planet. Since the humans arrived, all contact with the colony has been lost.

But the lightspeed journey to Verdus has been sabotaged, and relativistic effects have made Slade a much younger man. Now his trouble's just starting in this classic adventure by John Wagner (Judge Dredd), Ian Gibson (Halo Jones) & Jos Luis Ferrer (Ant Wars)!


On sale Dec 1 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 136 pg, B&W, $14.95 US

SHIMURA TP
Written by Robbie Morrison


Art by Frank Quitely, Colin MacNeil, Robert McCallum, Simon Frasier, Dylan Teague, Duke Mighten and Cyril Julien


Cover by Quitely


2000 A.D. Get ready for a tale set in 2117 A.D. Hondo City - the Tokyo of Judge Dredd's world - created by Robbie Morrison (THE AUTHORITY) and Frank Quitely (THE AUTHORITY, WE3), based on designs by Colin MacNeil, and featuring additional art by Robert McCallum, Simon Fraser, Dylan Teague, Duke Mighten and Cyril Julien!

Hondo City straddles the border between ancient Samurai values and bleeding-edge technology. Law is enforced by the Judge-Inspectors, merging ancient and modern into a justice system ready for this new world. But the past is hard to forget - especially for Judge-Inspector Shimura. Determined to stop the organized "Yakuza" crime syndicates, he fights corruption and crime wherever he can find it, with the help of Aiko Inaba, a rare female Judge trainee in a world that ignores women.


On sale Dec 8 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 224 pg, FC/B&W, $19.95 US MATURE READERS

TRANSGENESIS: 2029 VOL. 1: FIDES TP
Written by Anne Ploy


Art and cover by Didier Pagot


HUMANOIDS. In the year 2029, the country's new theocratic government has developed a bio-engineered virus called "Fides" that kills anyone who doubts the state religion. Now theology student Marie Appton must risk everything to stop the Fides program and put an end to the dictatorship!


On sale Dec 29 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 104 pg, FC, $14.95 US MATURE READERS

THE WHITE LAMA VOL. 2: ROAD TO REDEMPTION TP
Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky


Art and cover by Georges Bess


HUMANOIDS. The mystical adventure story draws to its suspenseful conclusion! When the Grand Lama Mipam died, he left his monastery open to corruption. Now Gabriel, the reincarnation of the Grand Lama, must complete his training and confront his enemies!


On sale Dec 15 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 160 pg, FC, $17.95 US MATURE READERS

BOUNCER: RAISING CAIN TP
Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky


Art and cover by Franois Boucq


HUMANOIDS. Alexandro Jodorowsky (THE METABARONS, El Topo) and Franois Boucq partner up for a Western tale of a washed-up, one-armed gunslinger and his nephew's quest for revenge!

The Bouncer is the law inside the Inferno Saloon, but he's got no life left beyond its walls. When his 15-year-old nephew shows up with tales of a one-eyed man who killed the boy's mother, father and dog, the Bouncer finds himself pulled once more into the legacy of violence and degradation that has marked their family for two generations.


On sale Dec 22 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 128 pg, FC, $17.95 US MATURE READERS

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE #1
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross

Beginning the longest, most earth-shaking, most-requested ASTRO CITY epic ever!

In the early '70s, in the wake of a global catastrophe, two brothers deal with family secrets and social upheaval. Their story involves heroes from Jack-in-the-Box to the Blue Knight, newcomers like the Apollo Eleven, and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the Silver Agent!

THE DARK AGE unfolds in four 3-issue arcs that stretch across Astro City's darkest era. Find out why the '70s were so troubled through the eyes of two men who survived its depths.


On sale Dec 22 o 1 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

ASTRO CITY: LIFE IN THE BIG CITY TP
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross

Reoffered to coincide with ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE #1, this volume collects ASTRO CITY #1-6, the stories that introduced the world to this hero-populated metropolis! Featuring an introduction by Busiek, sketchbook section and cover gallery.


On sale Dec 15 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #3
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend


Cover by Nguyen

America is in a full-scale revolution! While the Authority combats the chaos spreading through its country, attempts at locating the super-villains responsible are coming up empty. Could there be a saboteur in their midst?


On sale Dec 22 o 3 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

EX MACHINA #7
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Harris

The political thriller heats up with Part 2 of the 5-part "TAG" by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN) and Tony Harris (STARMAN)!

In the past, the super-heroic Great Machine learns more about his strange powers from the NSA. In the present, Mayor Mitchell Hundred sends shockwaves across the country with a stunning announcement. And in the future, a violent showdown looms between this retired hero and the supernatural terror stalking the subway tunnels beneath NYC!


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

BATMAN/DANGER GIRL
Written by Andy Hartnell


Art by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan


Covers by Yu and J. Scott Campbell

Danger comes to Gotham City in this action-packed 48-page Special featuring art by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan (SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT)!

Danger Girl mentor Deuce dispatches Abbey Chase, Sydney Savage, Johnny Barracuda and Valerie on an assignment in Gotham City, home base of Batman! Meanwhile, Donavin Crane - archnemesis of the girls - is also in the big G, and forms an unlikely alliance with one of Batman's greatest foes!

Adventure, mirth and mayhem ensue as the Dark Knight joins forces with the hottest spy chicks in comics!

Retailer note: This issue ships with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Leinil Yu (50%) and J. Scott Campbell (50%).


On sale Dec 8 o 48 pg, FC, $4.95 US

THE ABSOLUTE DANGER GIRL OVERSIZED HC
Written by Andy Hartnell & J. Scott Campbell


Art by Campbell & Alex Garner and various


Cover by Campbell

Reoffered to coincide with DANGER GIRL/BATMAN, this hardcover set collects DANGER GIRL: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION and THE J. SCOTT CAMPBELL DANGER GIRL SKETCHBOOK! Retailers note: quantities are limited; orders may be allocated.


On sale Dec 8 o 8.125" x 12.25" o 326 pg, FC, $75.00 US o RELIST

DANGER GIRL: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP
Written by Andy Hartnell & J. Scott Campbell


Art by Campbell & Alex Garner and various


Cover by Campbell

Reoffered to coincide with DANGER GIRL/BATMAN, this volume collects all seven issues of the first volume of DANGER GIRL plus an ultra-rare introductory short story, an amazing sketchbook section, and an introduction by noted actor Bruce Campbell!


On sale Dec 8 o 262 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

DANGER GIRL: HAWAIIAN PUNCH
Written by Andy Hartnell & J. Scott Campbell


Art by Phil Noto


Covers by Noto & Campbell

Reoffered to coincide with DANGER GIRL/BATMAN, this Special finds the Girls…on vacation? It's a recipe for sexy swimsuits and serious action! Retailers note: this issue features two covers; orders will be filled with covers by Noto (50%) and Campbell (50%).


On sale Dec 8 o 48 pg, FC, $4.95 US o RELIST

DANGER GIRL: VIVA LAS DANGER
Written by Andy Hartnell & J. Scott Campbell


Art by Phil Noto


Covers by Noto & Campbell

Reoffered to coincide with DANGER GIRL/BATMAN, this Special sends the Girls to Sin City! All they want is to get a little R & R, but it's just not in the cards! Retailers note: this issue features two covers; orders will be filled with covers by Noto (50%) and Campbell (50%).


On sale Dec 8 o 48 pg, FC, $4.95 US o RELIST

THE INTIMATES #2
Written by Joe Casey


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Sandra Hope and Jim Lee


Cover by Lee & Rian Hughes

The teen angst builds to fever pitch as THE INTIMATES continues!

Adolescent angst can be a lot to swallow, and the digestive system of the average teenaged super-hero must learn to cope.


As for life outside the Seminary walls, Punchy and Duke are determined to experience some of it. Plus, a guest lecture from Mr. Majestic's former sidekick Desmond!


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

GLOBAL FREQUENCY: DETONATION RADIO TP
Written by Warren Ellis


Art by Lee Bermejo, Simon Bisley, Tomm Coker, Gene Ha, Jason Pearson, Chris Sprouse and Karl Story


Cover by Brian Wood

The concluding volume includes issues #7-12 of the highly acclaimed maxiseries that's soon to be a series on the WB!

From the streets of Los Angeles to the sewers below New York City, Global Frequency is always watching. There are 1,001 people on the Frequency - from 16-year-old computer experts to retired police detectives - and each one brings their own unique abilities to the GF table. Each mission is coordinated at GF central by Aleph, who dispatches the appropriate agents at the behest of Miranda Zero, founder and overseer of the Frequency. Together, all these pieces form one concise unit whose goal is simple: to save the day when all hope is lost!


On sale Dec 8 o 144 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS

GLOBAL FREQUENCY: PLANET ABLAZE TP
Written by Warren Ellis


Art by Garry Leach, Glenn Fabry, Liam Sharp, Steve Dillon, Roy Martinez, Jon J Muth, David Lloyd


Cover by Brian Wood

Reoffered to coincide with GLOBAL FREQUENCY: DETONATION RADIO TP, this volume collects issues #1-6 of the acclaimed maxiseries by Warren Ellis!


On sale Dec 8 o 144 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

OCEAN #3
Written by Warren Ellis


Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Cover by Michael Golden

The thrilling miniseries by Warren Ellis continues! Doors, a multiplanetary corporation manned by modern-day indentured servants, is in orbit around Europa - and they'll do anything to gain alien weapons technology first, no matter how many lives it costs!


On sale Dec 15 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

THE RAZOR'S EDGE: WARBLADE #3
Written by John Ridley


Art and cover by Simon Bisley

Warblade finds himself thrown into a world of hurt! By "saving" a woman from imminent death, he's signed what could amount to his death warrant. Can Reno Bryce draw on the bravery that made him a hero - even without his powers?


On sale Dec 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #7
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Sean Phillips

It's the battle of the hidden agendas as Holden and Miss Misery are stuck on a deadly mission with Peter Grimm - and secrets abound on all sides! Meanwhile, Tao tightens his grip on Holden. Is he getting suspicious, just being careful, or has Holden been betrayed?


On sale Dec 22 o 7 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS: VEILED ALLIANCES SC
Written by Kevin J. Anderson


Art by Robert Teranishi


Cover by Steven Youll

A softcover version of the acclaimed original hardcover graphic novel! As the human race expands into the stars, they find themselves caught up in the politics and long-standing feuds of several powerful alien races.


On sale Dec 15 o 96 pg, FC, $17.95 US

TOM STRONG #30
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Duncan Fegredo


Cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

ABC. The conclusion of "The Terrible Life of Tom Strong!"

Tom Strong, hero of Millennium City, is no more. One day Tom wakes up to discover he's a middle-aged man in a loveless marriage, working at a meaningless job. Will this new direction be any closer to our own version of Tom Strong?


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

WILD GIRL #2
Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion


Art by Shawn McManus and J.H. Williams III


Cover by McManus

ABC. The story of Rosa Torez continues in this miniseries by Leah Moore & John Reppion with art by Shawn McManus (THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THESSALY - WITCH FOR HIRE) and J.H. Williams III (PROMETHEA)!

Rosa makes a new friend, Hylax, in whom she trusts and confides completely - and yet she still feels uneasy around him. Could it be because he keeps referring to her as the "Chosen One," or the fact that Hylax is a German Shepherd?


On sale Dec 8 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

100 BULLETS #56
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson

The 6-part "Wylie Runs the Voodoo Down" concludes as all hell breaks loose in the Big Easy in a showdown between Wylie, Shepherd, Dizzy and a mystery guest with intentions all his own. Will the slacker-turned-Minuteman be able to walk away in one piece, or is this the end of the line for yet another player?


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE TP
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Carlos Ezquerra


Cover by Brian Bolland

When the chips are down, there's only one team to call to keep Britannia ruling the waves: the Rifle Brigade! This new trade paperback collects the 3-issue Vertigo miniseries ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE and its sequel, OPERATION BOLLOCK. Ey-oop! Yer aht of order!


On sale Dec 8 o 144 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Mature Readers

ANGELTOWN #2
Written by Gary Phillips


Art and cover by Shawn Martinbrough

The murder mystery thickens as bounty hunters, crooked cops and mobsters continue the hunt for a pro basketball player accused of murder. But after an encounter with a pair of ruthless thugs, will Hollis even be alive to act on this new lead?


On sale Dec 8 o 2 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

BARNUM! SC
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman


Art and cover by Niko Henrichon

Get ready for a softcover edition of the 128-page original hardcover graphic novel BARNUM! When brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla and a cadre of the world's richest men plot to destroy America, secret agent P.T. Barnum must assemble a team of the wildest circus freaks on the planet to save the world!


On sale Dec 29 o 128 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Mature Readers

BLOOD: A TALE TP
Written by J.M. DeMatteis


Art and cover by Kent Williams

One of the most beautiful artistic achievements in comics is collected again!

Telling the richly metaphorical tale of Blood, a young vampire, BLOOD:


A TALE follows the endless cycle of life and death to find the seeds of redemption in a fever-dream of a dying king, love eternal, and a life of bloodlust.


On sale Dec 22 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Mature Readers

THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #6
Written by Si Spencer


Consulting by Neil Gaiman


Art and cover by Duncan Fegredo

A friendly dice game turns disastrous for Tim Hunter and his best mates. Told from Dog's point of view, it's one wild night in the city, full of smoky dance clubs and double dares that get deadly. Featuring guest art by Duncan Fegredo (Spider-Man: Tangled Web).


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

FABLES #32
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean

It's going to be a long, dark winter for the denizens of Fabletown. Prince Charming discovers that keeping campaign promises is a lot harder than making them. Beauty and the Beast find that filling Snow and Bigby's shoes may be more than they can handle. A body is found under mysterious circumstances and an unexpected guest arrives at the Farm.


On sale Dec 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND TP
Adapted by Simon Revelstroke from the novel by William Hope Hodgson


Art and cover by Richard Corben

Reoffered to coincide with SOLO #2, also featuring art by Richard Corben, this is a classic tale of supernatural paranoia and occult horror presented in a stunningly illustrated softcover edition of the original hardcover graphic novel. Featuring an introduction by Alan Moore.


On sale Dec 8 o 96 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Mature Readers o RELIST

HELLBLAZER #203
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Tim Bradstreet

"Reasons to be Cheerful," Part 2 of 4. As Constantine's three very illegitimate children continue to hunt and destroy his closest friends and allies, John finds aid from a highly unlikely - and as yet anonymous - source. But does this mystery helper really have Constantine's best interests at heart?


On sale Dec 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o Mature Readers

HUMAN TARGET #17
Written by Peter Milligan


Art by Cameron Stewart


Cover by John Watkiss

Featuring guest art by Cameron Stewart (SEAGUY)! If anyone from Maggie Stains's past recognizes her, she'll be dead on sight - unless Christopher Chance can help her become someone else. But what happens when a man who can barely recall his identity creates someone else's - especially a woman's?


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER - ALL HIS ENGINES HC
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Leonardo Manco

An epic horror story written by Mike Carey with stunningly visceral art by Leonardo Manco, JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER - ALL HIS ENGINES is a 128-page original hardcover graphic novel scheduled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine starring Keanu Reeves.

When a mysterious worldwide plague puts millions of people into deadly comas - including Chas Chandler's granddaughter, Tricia - Earth's foremost expert on the bizarre, John Constantine, steps in with the "cure." John is happy to do a favor for his oldest and closest friend, but in scratching the surface of this seemingly personal tragedy, he finds a mad demon in a body woven out of cancer cells; a plot to build franchised Hells in the cities of men and unleash a plague of coma cases stretching from London to L.A. To rescue a single innocent child from the clutches of this evil, both John and Chas will have to face temptations they never dreamed of, forging alliances with monsters every bit as terrible as the ones they're fighting. And in the end, when he's out of gas and in the hands of his enemies, the Hellblazer is always up for that one last desperate game of poker…


Advance-solicited; on sale Jan 19 o 128 pg, FC, $24.95 US Mature Readers Edited by Will Dennis

THE LOSERS #19
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Jock

The conclusion of the 4-part "The Pass." It's 1989, and deep in the heart of an Afghan warlord's fortress, a terrible secret waits to be uncovered. The Losers are about to discover just how their CIA handler Max betrayed America, and he doesn't intend to let them escape with the knowledge alive.


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

LUCIFER #57
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

In the conclusion of a 2-part story, Lilith returns to claim her rightful place at the head of the Lilim with an agenda that includes summary executions and bloody rebellion. But the blind spot in her schemes - and those of her mysterious comrades in arms - is the fate of Lucifer and Elaine.


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

LUCIFER: INFERNO TP
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Dean Ormston and Craig Hamilton Cover by Christopher Moeller

Reoffered to coincide with JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER:


ALL HIS ENGINES HC, also written by Mike Carey, this volume collects LUCIFER #29-35. A weakened Lucifer must face the challenge of single combat


to the death with his brother, the angel of the Host Amenadiel.


On sale Dec 1 o 168 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Mature Readers o RELIST

THE COMPLEAT MOONSHADOW
Written by J.M. DeMatteis


Art and cover by Jon J Muth

Reoffered to coincide with the Blood: A tale TP, this volume collects both the original MOONSHADOW and its sequel, FAREWELL MOONSHADOW. Journey from the far reaches of outer space to the starry skies of the inner spirit as the young dreamer Moonshadow and his cynical alien companion Ira set forth on their unforgettable intergalactic odyssey.


On sale Dec 1 o 464 pg, FC, $39.95 US o Mature Readers o RELIST

SWAMP THING #10
Written by Joshua Dysart


Art and cover by Enrique Breccia

In "Love in Vain" Part 2 of 4, it's the return of Anton Arcane…and this time, he's in love. Arcane and his demon-lover consummate their relationship, spreading a terrible infection through the Green and into the swamp. But as Swamp Thing tries to cure the disease, Arcane plans a hellish fate for the town of Houma.


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

SWAMP THING: DARK GENESIS TP
Written by Len Wein


Art and cover by Bernie Wrightson

Reoffered to coincide with SWAMP THING: BAD SEED TP, this classic trade paperback features the 8-page origin story of Swamp Thing from HOUSE OF SECRETS #92, plus the first 10 issues of SWAMP THING Volume One. This volume contains the secret of Swamp Thing's "birth" and much more.


On sale Dec 1 o 240 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Mature Readers o RELIST

SWAMP THING: BAD SEED TP
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Enrique Breccia

The first story arc of the acclaimed return of SWAMP THING is collected in BAD SEED, reprinting issues #1-6 of the new ongoing series written by Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS) and illustrated by Enrique Breccia (LOVECRAFT).

BAD SEED finds the Swamp Thing joined to the Earth itself, surpassing even his old power as the champion of the Green, and no longer inhibited by the human conscience of his original template, Alec Holland. Without this constraint, the Swamp Thing threatens to re-balance the natural world at the cost of countless human casualties - including his own daughter Tef and his love, Abby - unless the man who originally showed him his true nature, John Constantine, can find a way to stop him.


On sale Dec 15 o 144 pg, FC, $9.95 US o Mature Readers

TRIGGER #1
Written by Jason Hall


Art and cover by John Watkiss

Welcome to the world of tomorrow, where anyone could be a Trigger…even you.

In the not too distant future, 87% of America's corporations have been consolidated into one government-sanctioned corporate entity: Ethicorp. The result has allowed our country's citizens to live safely and securely in a clean, terror-free, and productive environment. Society is dosed on nonstop Vid feeds, feel-good drugs, clean sex and low crime. And most people happily embrace Ethicorp's corporate motto: "We Get the Bad Out!" This is the world of TRIGGER, an all-new ongoing futuristic thriller written by Jason Hall (BEWARE THE CREEPER) with dazzling art by John Watkiss (SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE) that captures the look and feel of Blade Runner, Minority Report and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow!

To keep society so "shiny," Ethicorp secretly controls legions of high-tech killers - known on the street as "Triggers" - that act as one-man (or woman) judge, jury and executioner whenever Ethicorp sees something "bad." But be careful, because "bad," like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder.

Don't miss this thrilling new series, brought to you by the fine folks at Ethicorp and VERTIGO.


On sale Dec 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers Edited by Will Dennis

WAR STORIES VOL.1 TP
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Dave Gibbons, John Higgins, David Lloyd, Chris Weston and Gary Erskine

Reoffered to coincide with ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE TP, this volume collects the first four 56-page one-shots from writer Garth Ennis' acclaimed WAR STORY series. A labor of love by Ennis (PREACHER), WAR STORIES VOL. 1 tells four very different stories of World War II.


On sale Dec 1 o 240 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Mature Readers o RELIST

THE WITCHING #7
Written by Jonathan Vankin


Art by Leigh Gallagher & Dan Green


Cover by Tara McPherson

It's California or bust for Elsa and Sook as they hit the open roads of the Great American Southwest in Elsa's souped-up European sports car. But their journey suffers an interruption when Elsa's rogue spaceship, commandeered by an insane old general, crashes in a fiery wreck on the side of the desert freeway.


On sale Dec 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

Y: THE LAST MAN #29
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jos Marzan Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale

Part 3 of the 5-part "Ring of Truth." With Yorick near death and Dr. Mann frantically trying to save him, Agent 355 meets with the fearsome Setauket Ring and Yorick's sister Hero in a desperate attempt to get Yorick's engagement ring back. However, while 355's away, Mann makes a startling discovery about Yorick…


On sale Dec 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

BATMAN ON GARGOYLE JAPANESE IMPORT STATUE

Kotobukiya presents its third in a line of fully painted,


cold-cast porcelain statues of Batman. Under special arrangement with Kotobukiya, DC Direct brings you this


finely-detailed Batman statue capturing Batman in one of his


most iconic, recognizable poses. Perched atop a gargoyle, the


Dark Knight keeps a vigilant watch over Gotham City. This statue measures approximately 7.5" tall x 3.5" wide x 3.3" deep and is limited to an edition of 2,000 available through DC Direct.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 26 o Statue o $59.95 US

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3: STEALTH JUMPER BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

DC Direct continues the Batman Hush Action Figure line with Series 3, direct from the pages of the best-selling "Hush"story arc and designed by fan-favorite artist Jim Lee!

When the Dark Knight takes to the skies high above Gotham, he dons this special protective suit! The BATMAN HUSH: SERIES 3: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE measures approximately 6.625" tall and features multiple points of articulation. This figure includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 6 o Action Figure o PI

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3: COMMISSIONER GORDON ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Former Police Commissioner Jim Gordon has been one of Batman's staunchest allies and closest friends through the years. This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a a gun accessory and Batman logo base, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 6 o Action Figure o 6.375" H o PI

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3: RA'S AL GHUL ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

A billionaire eco-terrorist with a thirst for power, Ra's al Ghul defies death using his mystical Lazarus Pits! This figure features multiple points of articulation, comes with a sword accessory and Batman logo base, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 6 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3: SCARECROW ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Psychology professor Jonathan Crane developed a chemical that induces terror in victims, allowing him to act as the sinister Scarecrow! This figure features multiple points of articulation, comes with a straw accessory and Batman logo base, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 6 o Action Figure o 6.625" H o PI

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3: ALFRED ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth has served Bruce Wayne faithfully as a mentor and father figure! This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a Batman logo base, and is packaged in a


4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 6 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI

Retailers please note: the Batman Hush Series 3 Action Figures are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master


Case Assortments as well as singles. The Batman Hush: Series 3: Alfred Action Figure is only available to retailers in Inner and Master Case Assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 1: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with an interchangeable hand with a grappling hook. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6.625" H o PI o RELIST

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 1: HUNTRESS ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with an interchangeable hand with a weapon and staff. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI o RELIST

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 1: HUSH ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with two interchangeable hands with guns. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6" H o PI o RELIST

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 1: THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with an interchangeable hand with a gun that features a "bang" flag. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI o RELIST

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 1: POISON IVY ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a stem of ivy measuring approximately 6" long. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI o RELIST

Retailers please note: the Batman Hush Series 1 Action Figures are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master Case Assortments as well as singles. The Batman Hush: Series 1: HUSH Action Figure is only available to retailers in Inner and Master Case Assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 2: CATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation, comes with removable goggles and a whip, includes a Batman logo base, and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI o RELIST

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 2: HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a hammer and pistol. This figure also comes with a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6.375" H o PI o RELIST

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 2: NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with fighting sticks. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI o RELIST

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 2: THE RIDDLER ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with his cane and hat. This figure also includes a Batman logo base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6.375" H o PI o RELIST

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 2: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
Designed by Jim Lee

Reoffered to coincide with the release of BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3! This figure features multiple points of articulation, comes with a rubble-themed Batman logo base for positioning Superman and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale March 23 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI o RELIST

Retailers please note: the Batman Hush Series 2 Action Figures are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master Case Assortments as well as singles. The Batman Hush: Series 2: THE RIDDLER Action Figure is only available to retailers in Inner and Master Case Assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER STATUE
Designed by Alex Ross


Sculpted by Mike Hill

Sole survivor of an ancient Martian race, J'onn J'onzz came to Earth to warn of an impending invasion! This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast statue measures approximately 6" tall x 4" wide x 4 3/8" deep, includes a full-color certificate of authenticity


and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 13 o Statue o $195.00 US

BATMAN FAMILY COLLECTOR'S PLATE
Painted by Alex Ross

The Batman Family Collector's Plate features a stunning illustration of Batman with Dick Grayson as Robin and Barbara Gordon as Batgirl painted by acclaimed artist Alex Ross!

This limited-edition, hand-painted Collector's Plate measures approximately 10 1/2" in diameter, features a certificate of authenticity imprinted on the back of the plate, and is edged with a 24-karat gold band. The plate is packaged in a gift box with gold foil stamping.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 20 o Collector's Plate o $59.95 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: GREEN ARROW MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews

Green Arrow becomes the first maquette based on the Cartoon Network's new hit series Justice League Unlimited!

Oliver Queen, the Emerald Archer, defends Star City as a member of the Justice League, battling foes with his trusty bow and arrow! This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 6" tall x 4" wide x 4 3/8" deep, includes a full-color certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 6 o Maquette o $89.95 US

 
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