DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping March, 2005

Mon, December 13th, 2004 at 12:00am PST

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 March of 2005.

BATMAN SECTION

BATMAN #638
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


Cover by Matt Wagner


In the stunning conclusion of "Under the Hood," the Red Hood is revealed! With the murderous Black Mask controlling the Gotham City underworld, what role will this villainous addition to Batman's Rogues Gallery have when all is said and done?


On sale March 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #189
Written by Shane McCarthy


Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Sean Phillips


The pulse-pounding conclusion of "Riddle Me That" finds Batman in the ultimate showdown with one of his oldest nemeses - the Riddler! Can this dangerously rejuvenated archvillain do what he's never been able to do before: defeat the Dark Knight?


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #804
Written by David Lapham and Mike Carey


Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and John Lucas


Cover by Lapham


In Part 4 of the 12-part "City of Crime," people of Gotham City are going insane, and only Robin can save the innocents! Plus, Batman hunts Mr. Freeze while some of Gotham's villains begin plotting together. And in the backup, the conclusion of the 4-part "The Barker!"


On sale March 2 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #63
Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit


Cover by Cliff Chiang


A mysterious group continues to pursue Ivy's orphans; Batman debates the possibility of Ivy's innocence with Alfred; Ivy herself is paid another visit by Hush; and a sometime-flame of Bruce Wayne's keeps him company at a party. All this and gunfire, too!


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATGIRL #62
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art & cover by Al Garza & Jesse Delperdang


Beaten, burned and on the brink of annihilation, Batgirl finds herself caught between life and death, facing the friend she thought she'd never see again: Spoiler! But outside the realm of the living, the face of a friend may mean the icy grip of death!


On sale March 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL #29
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Stefano Gaudiano


Cover by Michael Lark


Montoya and Allen must pursue the origins of an abandoned lab in Gotham…even if the trail leads them to Keystone City, home of The Flash! Meanwhile, the policeman transformed after entering the lab has begun evolving again . . . but into what?


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CATWOMAN #41
Written by Matteo Casali


Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Paul Gulacy & Palmiotti


A special issue featuring guest writer Matteo Casali (of the upcoming BATMAN: EUROPA) and guest artist Brad Walker! Catwoman realizes a string of murdered prostitutes in the East End are illegal immigrants from Brazil. But will she become a target?


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ROBIN #136
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Pop Mahn & Sandra Hope


Cover by Damion Scott & Sandra Hope


He is a pale and ghostly figure who rides a horse made of living shadow. He is a bringer of death to all who face him. He is an assassin, bought and sold by the pernicious Penguin. He is the Dark Rider -


and he is coming for Robin!


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

BATMAN COVER TO COVER HC
Written by Neal Adams, Neil Gaiman, Geoff Johns, Chip Kidd, Jim Lee, Paul Levitz, Jeph Loeb, Brad Meltzer, Christopher Nolan, Alex Ross, Mark Waid, Adam West, Mark Hamill and others


Art by Neal Adams, Brian Bolland, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Alan Davis, Dick Giordano, Michael Golden, Carmine Infantino, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Bob Kane, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, Jim Lee, David Mazzucchelli, Scott McDaniel, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Jerry Robinson, Alex Ross, Tim Sale, Walter Simonson and others


Cover by various


Get ready for BATMAN COVER TO COVER - a 240-page hardcover, oversized, coffee-table extravaganza spotlighting over 250 of the best BATMAN covers of all time! Organized by theme, readers can see the Batman Family, Fearsome Foes, Death Traps, Bizarre Settings and much, much more in this lavish collection culled from eight decades of the Dark Knight's exploits!


Commentary on personal favorites is provided by Batman Begins director Christopher Nolan, TV's first Batman Adam West, the voice of the Joker Mark Hamill, as well as comic book creators Neil Gaiman, Alex Ross, Brad Meltzer, Mark Waid, Jeph Loeb, Brian Bolland, Paul Levitz, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Lee, Jim Aparo, Neal Adams, Jerry Robinson and many more!


Advance-solicited; on sale May 4 o 8.5" x 11.125" o 240 pg, FC, $39.99 US

BATMAN: HUSH VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW


VOL. 1 HC, this now-classic collection reprints BATMAN #608-612, including guest appearances by Superman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Huntress, and more! Plus, four pages new to this collection and two pages previously seen exclusively on www.dccomics.com.


On sale March 30 o 128 pg, FC, $12.95 US o RELIST

BATMAN: HUSH VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW


VOL. 1 HC, this volume collects BATMAN #613-619, featuring the startling confrontation between the Dark Knight and the Joker, plus the shocking revelation of the identity of the enigmatic Hush himself!


On sale March 30 o 192 pg, FC, $12.95 US o RELIST

BATMAN: TALES OF THE DEMON TP - NEW EDITION
Written by Dennis O'Neil


Art by Neal Adams, Irv Novick, Dick Giordano and others


Cover by Adams


Meet the Demon's Head in this new printing of a classic collection! Ra's al Ghul has proven through the years to be one of Batman's most formidable adversaries. This volume collects Ra's a Ghul earliest stories, plus a new afterword by John Wells.


On sale March 2 o 196 pg, FC, $17.95 US

BATMAN IN THE FORTIES TP
Written by Bill Finger, Jack Schiff and various


Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang and others


Cover by Fred Ray and Robinson


Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 1 TP, this volume collects stories from BATMAN #7, 15, 20, 31, 37, 47, 48, 49, DETECTIVE COMICS #27, 33, 38, 49, 80, REAL FACT COMICS #5, STAR-SPANGLED COMICS #70, and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #30.


On sale March 23 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 1 TP
Written by Bill Finger and Gardner Fox


Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Moldoff


Cover by Kane


Presenting an exciting new way to experience the rich history of the Dark Knight in an affordable trade paperback collection of every Batman adventure, in color, in chronological order!


BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 1 reprints Batman stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-37 and BATMAN #1, featuring the earliest adventures of the Dark Knight by Batman creator Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Moldoff. Future volumes in this series reprint stories from DETECTIVE COMICS, BATMAN, WORLD'S FINEST and other titles throughout the character's history, all presented chronologically based on publication date!


On sale March 23 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN: YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC - New Edition
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by David Mazzuchelli


One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever - written by Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) with art by David Mazzuchelli (Daredevil) - returns as a deluxe hardcover designed by Chip Kidd. In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime, this collection includes new introductions by Miller and Mazzucchelli, loads of reproductions of original pencils, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art, Richmond Lewis's color samples, script pages and other surprises. This will be the must-have hardcover of the season!


Advance-solicited; on sale April 6 o 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #6
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Tim Sale


The stunning conclusion of Catwoman's adventure in Rome by the acclaimed team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale! Selina's heading back to Gotham City, but not before she deals with the betrayals and truths she's uncovered. In this case, it's not about who wins, but who loses the least!


On sale March 30 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

NIGHTWING #105
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


"Nightwing Year One," Part 5 of 6! Dick Grayson and Jason Todd are hitting the town for the first time together! The former Robin and the newly appointed Robin are running the gauntlet in Gotham, left to track down Two-Face and discover who's gunned down the Batman!


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

NIGHTWING #106
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


The thrilling conclusion of "Nightwing Year One!" Alfred's been captured by Killer Croc, and only Dick Grayson can save him. And when the dust settles, Nightwing must deal with the one man who may not want him around: Batman!


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SUPERMAN SECTION

SUPERMAN #215
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Throughout the harrowing "For Tomorrow," by the acclaimed creative team of Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee & Scott Williams, Superman has faced his share of obstacles, from Wonder Woman to Equus to a living Mt. Rushmore! But in this thrilling final issue of the year-long storyline, nothing can prepare the Man of Steel for the deadly foe he must face - and destroy!


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 1 HC
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


From the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artists Jim Lee & Scott Williams (BATMAN: HUSH) comes this must-have hardcover volume collecting the first half of "For Tomorrow" originally presented in SUPERMAN #204-209! This volume also includes an intro by Azzarello and a new cover by Lee!


A cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected - not even Superman! But after a year, Superman is left with many questions. For a hero who tries to have all the answers, it's torture. And, just as the action heats up and the stakes are raised, one huge question emerges: Just how far is Superman willing to go "For Tomorrow"? Retailers please note: This is a resolicitation; all previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale March 30 o 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

ACTION COMICS #825
Written by J.D. Finn


Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos


Cover by Ian Churchill


Villains unite in this special extra-sized anniversary issue! Doomsday and Gog attack Superman in the middle of a deserted Metropolis, leveling the city. But will one of these villains turn and save Superman from destruction? Plus, the true origin of Gog is revealed!


On sale March 9 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #638
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning


Cover by Carlos Meglia


Mr. Mxyzptlk returns, and when he hears Lois make a wish, he gives the Super-couple just what they want. Waaah!


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #19
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund


Cover by Ian Churchill


In this stand-alone story, writer Jeph Loeb is joined by superstar artists Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund for a new tale of the Supergirl from Krypton!


Now that Kara Zor-El has accepted her role as Supergirl, what will she do with it? And just how powerful is she? How will her life impact Batman and Superman? This issue is the starting point of an incredible journey that will lead to bigger things for Supergirl - hang on tight!


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES TP
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


Comics' most iconic characters join forces in this fantastic trade paperback edition of the hardcover collecting the first six issues of the fan-favorite series SUPERMAN/BATMAN! Jeph Loeb and artists Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines join forces for this fantastic tale that pits the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight against a top-secret team backed by Lex Luthor! Can our heroes take down a team composed of such powerhouses as Captain Marvel, Hawkman, Power Girl, and Black Lightning? You better believe it! Plus, a 2-page story by Loeb & Tim Sale as well as a cover and sketchbook section by McGuinness!


On sale March 9 o 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US

MAJESTIC: STRANGE NEW VISITOR TP
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Karl Kerschl


Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


A new collection including the "Strange New Visitor" storyline from ACTION COMICS #811, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #624, SUPERMAN #201 as well as the 4-issue miniseries that returned the Kheran warrior to the WildStorm Universe!


On sale March 30 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN: STRENGTH #3
Written by Scott McCloud


Art by Aluir Amancio & Terry Austin


Cover by Alex Ross


The Prestige Format miniseries by Scott McCloud concludes! Superman has barely held his own against an adversary who outwits him at every turn. It looks like the Man of Steel has his foe on the run this time, though - or is it just another clever ruse?


On sale March 2 o Prestige Format o 3 of 3 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL #1
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Lee Bermejo


Superman has been called many things, from the defender of Truth, Justice and the American way to the Big Blue Boy Scout. In the new 5-issue miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, he'll be called something he never has before: a dangerous threat to all humanity!


Fresh off his dynamic run on SUPERMAN, Brian Azzarello teams up with Lee Bermejo (BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) for a bold story in which readers get a glimpse into the mind of Lex Luthor. Long considered one of DC's most vile villains, MAN OF STEEL reveals why Luthor chooses to be the proverbial thorn in Superman's side - simply put, to save humanity from an untrusted alien being. Or, as Azzarello himself puts it, "In this story, Superman is the villain."


On sale March 2 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DCU SECTION

ADAM STRANGE #7
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Pascal Ferry


It's all-out battle as Adam is joined by intergalactic lawmen the Darkstars to discover what happened to the planet Rann…a mystery that may lead to a new Rann/Thanagar war!


On sale March 23 o 7 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AQUAMAN #28
Written by John Arcudi


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy


The majority of the earth's surface is water, and Aquaman rules it all! But is it too much for just one man to protect and serve? Some Sub Diegoans think so, and they've decided they want their very own guardian. But are they ready for the tougher, meaner Malrey?


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #1
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer


Art by Byrne & Bud LaRosa


Cover by Byrne


You may have thought Jason Blood was a man possessed by Etrigan the Demon, but BLOOD OF THE DEMON - the new ongoing monthly series written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer (AQUAMAN, H-E-R-O) with art by Byrne & Bud LaRosa - reveals a whole lot more about their "blood bond" than anyone ever realized!


Etrigan is on a rampage in Gotham City, where a nameless villain needs him to open a portal to another dimension…and will torture Jason Blood endlessly to make Etrigan his slave!


All the rules have changed! Expect pandemonium and mayhem as Etrigan, loyal to no one, takes on otherworldly foes in the first battle of an all-out war!


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Edited by Joey Cavalieri

BIRDS OF PREY #80
Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Ed Benes


It's the final showdown between the Birds and Thorn in the thrilling conclusion of the explosive "Hero Hunters," a finale no reader should miss! Don't say we didn't warn you - this issue will be the most talked-about of the year!


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BLOODHOUND #9
Written by Dan Jolley


Art by Leonard Kirk & Robin Riggs


Cover by Dave Johnson


The Bat-villain Zeiss faces Clevenger while a town catches fire around them! With a reckless sheriff hunting for the source of the mysterious fires, and the super-powered mercenary on the same trail as the 'hound, who will find the source of the trouble?


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BREACH #3
Written by Bob Harras


Art by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Martin


The thrilling new series continues as Breach goes to South Africa to investigate his origins. But Breach's presence attracts the attention of a revitalized Kobra! He must learn the depths of his powers on the fly, drawing the attention of a certain moon-based group of heroes!


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DEADSHOT #4
Written by Christos N. Gage


Art by Steven Cummings & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway


Deadshot has cleaned up his turf in Star City, keeping his daughter and her mother safe. But he's visited by an old criminal who thinks Deadshot eliminated the competition so he and his crooked pals can take it over!


On sale March 2 o 4 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC COUNTDOWN #1
Written by Geoff Johns,


Greg Rucka and Judd Winick


Art by Rags Morales, Ed Benes, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis, Jesus Saiz, and various


Cover by Jim Lee & Alex Ross


Three of the most acclaimed and popular writers in comics - Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS, JSA), Greg Rucka (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN) and Judd Winick (BATMAN, OUTSIDERS) - join an all-star roster of artists for DC COUNTDOWN, an 80-page Spectacular with the incredibly low cover price of $1.00!


Artists Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS), Ed Benes (BIRDS OF PREY), Ivan Reis (ACTION COMICS), Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN, New X-Men), and Jesus Saiz (MANHUNTER) each pencil chapters of a story that follows a member of the JLA through a mystery that touches on nearly every character in the DCU!


Topped with a cover pencilled by Jim Lee (SUPERMAN, BATMAN) and painted by Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME, JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE), DC COUNTDOWN is an essential project that features nearly every major character operating in the DC Universe. It's a project that will resonate for months to come and is a perfect jumping-on point for readers who've been wondering where the people who helped deliver IDENTITY CRISIS could possibly be going next. You won't want to miss it! And the clock is ticking…


On sale March 30 o 80 pg, FC, $1.00 US Edited by Dan DiDio

DOOM PATROL #10
Written by John Byrne


Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Byrne


Guest-starring Metamorpho! While the Chief seeks to cure Metamorpho of his uncontrollable powers, Nudge and Vortex continue their quest to rescue Grunt from his captors and end up on the run from the authorities. Plus, the startling origin of Grunt!


On sale March 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

COMIC CAVALCADE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, William Marston, Bill Finger and various


Art by Irwin Hasen, Harry G. Peter, Frank Godwin,


Sheldon Moldoff and various Cover by various


A new archive reprints the first three issues of one of comics' greatest Golden Age anthology tiles (1942-1943)! Starring three super-hero heavy hitters - Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern - and many more, these stories have never been reprinted!


On sale March 9 o 276 pg, FC, $49.99 US

FALLEN ANGEL #19
Written by Peter David


Art by David Lopez, Fernando Blanco


Cover by George Prez


The Angel's back, and she's got company in an issue featuring a spectacular cover by fan-favorite George Prez! The duo of Sachs and Violens - from the miniseries by David & Prez - have hit Bte Noire, and they have the Fallen Angel in their sights!


On sale March 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Mature Readers

FIRESTORM #11
Written by Dan Jolley


Art by Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger


Cover by Matt Haley


With the threat of Killer Frost eliminated, Ronnie Raymond - the original Firestorm - joins current Firestorm Jason Rusch just in time for an attack by Multiplex and Typhoon!


On sale March 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE FLASH #220
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay


Part 1 of "Rogue War," an action-packed 5-part story that has The Flash caught in a battle between the "good" Rogues and the "bad!" As James Jesse prepares his team to enter Keystone City to finally bring Captain Cold to justice, the new Captain Boomerang and the Rogues take the battle to them! Plus, Zoom plots a strike of his own!


On sale March 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE INCREDIBLE CONCLUSION!
GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #6
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentiss Rollins


The return of Hal Jordan concludes here! The heroes of the DCU are split, and it may mean doom for some…unless Hal Jordan can accomplish what many believe impossible and lead them to victory! It all leads into a new GREEN LANTERN ongoing series, coming this summer from REBIRTH writer Geoff Johns and all-star artist Carlos Pacheco (SUPERMAN/BATMAN)!


On sale March 23 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW #48
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos


Cover by James Jean


Green Arrow and his allies battle to take down the rustic robotic menace known as The Duke of Oil, as a bank heist gone bad gets worse! And Ollie's worst fears become reality as the battle is joined by none other than the deadly Drakon!


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HAWKMAN #38
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art by Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger


Cover by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose


Featuring guest art by Dale Eaglesham (H-E-R-O) & Wade von Grawbadger! Badly wounded and lying in a medication-induced coma, Hawkman is visited by his previous incarnations as a cabal of his worst enemies threatens St. Roch!


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE HUMAN RACE #1
Written by Ben Raab


Art and cover by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Justiniano


A new 7-issue miniseries written by Ben Raab (GREEN LANTERN, GREEN ARROW) with mind-blowing art by Justiniano (BEAST BOY, Chastity) & Walden Wong (JLA)! The super-powered fraternity of Delta Chi Delta is charged with a mission: to protect the genetic code of the human race from any outside interference. But when a young man's entire hometown is invaded by an alien force, the threat of a global mutation compels him to join the group - especially when he manifests strange powers of his own!


On sale March 16 o 1 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Edited by Joey Cavalieri

JLA #112
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Ron Garney & Dan Green Cover by Garney


Part 6 of the 8-part "Syndicate Rules!" With the CSA wreaking havoc on Earth and the Qwardian menace devastating the galaxy, the JLA must divide their forces - and that means calling in help. But will the JLA reserves and the Justice League Elite be enough to accomplish three desperate missions - each crucial to humanity's survival?


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #5
Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis


Art and cover by Kevin Maguire & Josef Rubinstein


In Part 2 of the 6-part "I Can't Believe It's Not The Justice League," our merry band of Super-Buddies tries to keep Guy Gardner from allowing super-villains in his soon-to-open sports bar! Also, Mary Marvel moves in with Fire; Blue Beetle and Booster Gold try to recruit Power Girl; and Mary learns all about Guy Gardner…the hard way!


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA: PAIN OF THE GODS TP
Written by Chuck Austen


Art and cover by Ron Garney


A new trade paperback collecting JLA #101-106! What happens when a hero fails? The members of the JLA are forced to face times when they were unable to save an innocent or prevent disaster. Can the JLA members help eacother process the pain and go on?


On sale March 2 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

JLA: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TP
Written by Joe Kelly and Rick Veitch


Art by by Darryl Banks, Wayne Faucher, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Duncan Rouleau and Aaron Sowd


Cover by Mahnke & Nguyen


Reoffered to coincide with JLA: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, this trade paperback collects JLA #77-82! The JLA must confront Mnemon's attack on the solar system. Plus, the 3-part story "White Rage."


On sale March 2 o 144 pg, FC, $12.95 US o RELIST

JSA #71
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne


Cover by Dave Gibbons


Part 4 of the 5-part "JSA/JSA!" Still working against time to save the future of the Justice Society, Atom Smasher's meeting with the Atom doesn't go as planned, while Stargirl is forced to take drastic measures to help Starman. Plus, Degaton's ultimate plan is uncovered.


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #9
Written by Joe Kelly


Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


As the Elite mourn the sacrificial death of one of their own, Al-Sheikh discovers the identity of the murderer within the group. And unbeknownst to the Elite, a new villain has risen from the Source Wall: Her name is Eve, and the only thing she's looking to create is the destruction of the Elite…and the world!


On sale March 2 o 9 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #4
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Leonard Kirk, Dave Gibbons & Mick Gray


Cover by Barry Kitson & Gray


The hot new series continues with the Invisible Kid at a crossroads in a story featuring guest art by Leonard Kirk (BLOODHOUND) & inker Mick Gray! A hero is defined by the choices he makes - but not everyone is cut out to be a hero. Just ask the Invisible Kid, whose fateful decision inadvertently costs the Legion every bit of the good will the team has earned and radically endangers its future. Plus, a second Legion adventure with art by comics legend Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, THE ORIGINALS) & Gray!


On sale March 30 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANHUNTER #8
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Saiz


A surprise witness aids Kate Spencer's case against the Shadow Thief! But a familiar team of assassins and a nosy reporter are about to hand Manhunter her biggest challenge yet!


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

PLASTIC MAN #15
Written by Kyle Baker


Art and cover by Baker


An all-new issue spotlighting your favorite hero who can stretch into any shape imaginable! And don't forget a guest appearance by his dull-witted but endearing partner! Plus: humor!


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #22
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Carlos D'Anda


Cover by Doug Mahnke


Arsenal vs. Batman! When Roy learns that someone on the team has betrayed them, he confronts the Dark Knight to learn the truth. And what he finds out might not be what he bargained for...


On sale March 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE QUESTION #5
Written by Rick Veitch


Art and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards


Murder is the order of the day as the noose the Subterraneans are drawing around the Question's neck is tightening - and all roads lead to the Science Spire! Can Vic Sage manage this threat without the help of the Man of Steel?


On sale March 16 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN #1
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Cameron Stewart


Grant Morrison joins forces with collaborator Cameron Stewart (CATWOMAN) for a 4-issue miniseries that weaves a tale of Guardian, a hero who's the living masthead of the Manhattan Guardian newspaper - the only newspaper that lives up to its credo: "We don't just report crime…we fight crime!"


After the accidental shooting of a child that resulted in his handing over his badge, ex-cop Jim Harper tries to get his life in gear by applying for the job of The Guardian after spending more than a year dealing with personal demons. But Jim quickly learns to be careful what he wishes for, as the new Guardian finds himself in a pitched battle with Subway Pirates! Will he survive the ride of his life through the unknown subterranean world of New York?


On sale March 23 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Peter Tomasi

SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT #1
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Simone Bianchi


Get ready for a miniseries best described as The Lord of the Rings meets The O.C.! Visionary writer Grant Morrison and artist Simone Bianchi (Marvel Italia's Conan the Barbarian, The Ego Sum Trilogy) continue the 30-part SEVEN SOLDIERS saga with the 4-issue SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT, a modern fantasy epic!


Though twilight and red ruin falls on Camelot, the Knights of the Broken Table stand ready


to battle the forces of the Beyond. Little do they realize that the only one within their spent and bloodied ranks who can save what remains of their world is 16-year-old Sir Justin, a teenaged warrior who, with his winged horse Victory, finds himself thrust into the maddening world of the 21st century to save the future of all mankind! And the best place to start the battle? Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, of course!


On sale March 9 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Peter Tomasi

RICHARD DRAGON #11
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


The hottest martial artists in all of comicdom are thrown headlong into the greatest battle of their lives, as Richard Dragon and Lady Shiva battle legions of the damned in the fiery pits of hell with the fate of two lives and a soul in the balance!


On sale March 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SPACE GHOST #5
Written by Joe Kelly


Art by Ariel Olivetti


Cover by Alex Ross


Space Ghost's former mentor in the Commandment has formed a pact with Zorak and his race! The galaxy will be theirs - and the only thing standing in their way is a man who's supposed to be dead!


On sale March 16 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STARMAN: SONS OF THE FATHER TP
Written by James Robinson


Art by Peter Snejbjerg Cover by Andrew Robinson


Writer James Robinson and artist Peter Snejbjerg conclude the Starman legacy in grand style in this volume collecting STARMAN #75-80! After a meeting with Superman and a final talk with his brother David, Jack must uncover the mystery of the Starman of 1951 - by going back in time to meet him face-to-face!


On sale March 16 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

STARMAN: GRAND GUIGNOL TP
Written by James Robinson


Art by Peter Snejbjerg


Cover by Andrew Robinson


Reoffered to coincide with STARMAN: SONS OF THE FATHER, this massive trade paperback - the penultimate volume in the STARMAN saga - reprints STARMAN #61-73! Jack Knight's worst nightmare becomes reality as Opal City burns to the ground!


On sale March 16 o 288 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

TEEN TITANS #22
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Mike McKone & Marlo Alquiza


The IDENTITY CRISIS follow-up tale "Lights Out" continues with Part 2 of 3! Doctor Light has forced the Titans' hand and staged a publicized battle with the young heroes to take back his reputation. But what Doctor Light tells the young heroes will shock them! Plus, Starfire initiates "Plan B"…


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

TOE TAGS FEATURING GEORGE ROMERO #6
Written by George Romero


Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Bernie Wrightson


Director George Romero's tale of a zombie-infested world concludes! It's the final battle between "undead" hero Damien Cross, an army of resurrected dead, and the U.S. power elite. Who will inherit the earth - the living or the dead?


On sale March 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

WONDER WOMAN #214
Written by Greg Rucka


Art and cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder


The Flash guest-stars in the conclusion of the 2-part crossover "Truth or Dare" that began in THE FLASH #219! The Cheetah has joined forces with Flash-foe Zoom, and the need for speed has turned her into an even deadlier threat for Wonder Woman. Will Diana's blindness - and tensions with the Flash - turn the tide of battle?


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JOHNNY DC SECTION

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #7
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda


Reflecting the style of the hit cartoon on the Kids' WB! Mr. Freeze wants a piece of Gotham City all to himself, and what Freeze wants, Freeze gets! Only Batman's cunning and technology will be able to save Gotham from being put to sleep . . . permenantly


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #17
Written by J. Torres


Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker


Cover by Sean Galloway


The Titans try in vain to teach the ill-tempered Hot Spot


anger management! Cyborg makes a containment suit that keeps Hot Spot's temperature and temper in check. But when a villain strikes, Hot Spot is completely useless…


On sale March 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #7
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Ethen Beavers


Cover by Ben Caldwell


A thrilling new story reflecting the hit Cartoon Network show! The Justice League is assembled to help Orion and the New Gods stop Darkseid from unleashing his new weapon: the X-Cannon, which is powerful enough to destroy the Source Wall and give Darkseid access to the one thing he wants above all else: the Anti-Life Equation!


On sale March 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #7
Written by Bobbi Weiss, Jim Alexander, Robbie Busch and John Rozum


Art by Matt Jenkins, Robert Pope, Mike Kazaleh and Dave Simons


Cover by Robert Pope


Monsters overrun the beach when Dexter's formula gets mixed up with the fixin's at a family picnic. Will summer end before it's even started? Plus, Courage, I.M. Weasel and Johnny Bravo!


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

POWERPUFF GIRLS #60
Written by Ivan Velez Jr.


Art by Christopher Cook & Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Phil Moy


Townsville's little library becomes a battlefield as the stars of the Girls' favorite books come to rampaging life! Only you, dear reader, can help save the day in this action-packed 60th issue!


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #124
Written by Frank Strom and Scott Cunningham


Art by Leo Batic, Horacio Ottolini, Omar Aranda and Alberto Saichann


Cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo


The West gets wilder when Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam face off at the rodeo! Plus, Sylvester Jr. goes bird-watching and Duck Twacy goes into overdrive against a car-parts crook!


On sale March 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #94
Written by John Rozum and Frank Strom


Art by Paris Cullins, Robert Pope, Andrew Pepoy and Dave Hunt


Cover by Joe Staton


Daphne leads the gang in rescuing a haunted skate tour! Plus four short tales in which you help the gang solve the mystery!


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

BEYOND THE DCU SECTION

ELFQUEST ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini


Art and cover by Wendy Pini


Issues #6-10 of the original, classic ElfQuest comic are presented in this second hardcover volume with all-new coloring and lettering, as well as a bonus, long out of print short story from


Epic Illustrated. The book also features an introduction by comic-book creator James A. Owen and an afterword by the Pinis.


On sale March 30 o 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

ELFQUEST ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini


Art and cover by Wendy Pini


Reoffered to coincide with ELFQUEST ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC, this volume collects the classic "Fire & Flight" arc from the first five issues of the original Elfquest with new lettering and color, plus a short story by Wendy Pini never previously reprinted!


On sale March 30 o 216 pg, FC, $49.95 US o RELIST

MAD #452
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


More hijinks and hilarity as only the MAD crew can deliver!


Are you sure you can stand it?


On sale March 2 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.50 US

MAD COLOR SPECIAL #11
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Another jam-packed issue of the MAD COLOR SPECIAL 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 March 9 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

MAD ABOUT THE NINETIES TP
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Cover by Mark Stutzman


Hey kids, remember the Nineties? We don't! Here's a MAD look back at the past decade as seen through the twisted eyes of America's foremost satire magazine. This MADcap compendium rehashes the best send-ups, takeoffs, and put-ons from the era that brought us the Internet, the first Gulf War, Bill Clinton (and Monica!), and much more!


On sale March 16 o 6" x 7.375" o 288 pg, FC/B&W, $9.99 US

JUDGE DREDD: DREDD VS. DEATH TP
Written by John Wagner & Alan Grant


Art and cover by Brian Bolland


2000 A.D. A landmark collection featuring ultra-rare sequential art by the legendary Brian Bolland (BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE)! These beautifully illustrated stories helped establish Bolland's reputation as one of comics' greatest artists, with tales that pit Judge Dredd against his archfoe! When Judge Death comes to Mega-City One, it will take all of Dredd's ingenuity, not to mention the help of Psi-Judge Cassandra Anderson, to stop him!


On sale March 23 o 112 pg., B&W, $12.99 US

NIKOLAI DANTE: THE GREAT GAME TP
Written by Robbie Morrison


Art by Charlie Adlard, Andy Clarke and Simon Fraser


Cover by Fraser


2000 A.D. He's a lover, adventurer, gambler…and too cool to kill! Nikolai Dante is fighting and drinking a path of mayhem and glory across future Russia! This second collection in the chronicles of Dante transports you to a world of danger, romance and adventure!


On sale March 2 o 200 pg, FC, $17.99 US o MATURE READERS

SLAINE: WARRIOR'S DAWN TP
Written by Pat Mills and Angie Kincaid


Art by Kincaid, Massimo Belardinelli and Mike McMahon


Cover by Jim Murray


2000 A.D. Young barbarian Slaine Mac Roth is a master of the "warp-spasm," channeling the mystical power of the Earth to become a monstrous berserker! In this classic first collection of Slaine's sword-and-sorcery adventures, we're introduced to the wonders of his world!


On sale March 30 o 200 pg, B&W, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE DEVIL DOES EXIST Vol. 1
Written by Takanashi Mitsuba


Art by Takanashi Mitsuba


CMX. High school is hard for Kayano. When she tries to confess her love to the kind but distant Yuichi, the school bully Takeru makes her life hell. But things get worse when Kayano's mother gets engaged to Takeru's father, the school principal! How will she cope with having the devil himself living in her own home?


On sale March 30 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg., B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

MONSTER COLLECTION VOL. 1
Art by Itoh Sei


Original concept by Yasuda Hitoshi/Group SNE


CMX. Kasche may have a talent for controlling beasts, but she's got a lot to learn about self-control before she can become a full-fledged summoner. When disaster strikes, her principal chooses her to avert it. Joined by an unusual crew of allies both human and not, Kasche must recapture the relic from an evil summoner before he can use it to unlock the ancient Encyclopedia Verum and call up the most powerful monsters ever seen!


On sale March 9 o 5" x 7.375" o 174 pg., B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE

SWORD OF THE DARK ONES VOL. 1
Art by Kotobuki Tsukasa


Written by Yasui Kentaro


CMX. In the late-medieval land of Barnard, between the mountains and sea, the peaceful lifestyle of the people has been shattered by fear. Monsters known as the Dark Ones roam the land, killing indiscriminately. The townsfolk fear to venture out from their homes, and travel from town to town has become a risk to life and limb. To protect the people from this terror, several guilds have sprung up, including the Guild of Assassins and the Guild of Mercenaries. To go out into the world, or travel across the wilderness, hired mercenaries are essential.


One man has built a reputation as an especially fierce monster-killer - a man known as Leroy Schvartzer. A former high-ranking member of the Guild of Mercenaries, Leroy has struck out on his own. Many try to hire him for his superior skills, but Leroy has his own agenda. He has a mission to accomplish, a vow to fulfill. This vow is known only to himself, and his one companion: his sentient long-sword Ragnarok.


On sale March 16 o 5" x 7.375" o 204 pg., B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE

EL NINO TP
Written by Christian Perrissin


Art and cover by Boro Pavlovic


HUMANOIDS. A modern-day "Heart of Darkness!" With an international backdrop of civil wars, kidnappings and modern pirates, EL NIO tells the odyssey of Vera, a young Red Cross delegate who goes in search of a brother whose existence she had ignored!


On sale March 30 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

FRAGILE TP
Written by Stefano Raffaele


Art and cover by Raffaele


HUMANOIDS. Stefano Raffaele (BIRDS OF PREY) presents a thrilling post-apocalyptic zombie love story! While on the run from zombie hunters, Alan finds the beautiful but decomposing girl of his dreams. Can they "live" again via an experimental serum?


On sale March 23 o 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US


MATURE READERS

MISS: BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRIME TP
Written by Philippe Thirault


Art and cover by Marc Riou & Mark Vigouroux


HUMANOIDS. Don't miss the new, full-color edition of MISS: BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRIME, one of Publishers Weekly's "Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2002!" Set during the early 1900s in New York, MISS tells the tale of two unlikely partners in crime, Nola and Slim. Nola is a poor white girl who has learned to survive by hook or by crook since being expelled from an orphanage. Slim is a black pimp with an uncertain past, trying to keep one foot out of the grave. When their paths cross and their options run out, Nola and Slim forge a partnership as murderers for hire. This is their story…what it takes to survive when all you have is a gun.

"…one of the richest, most riveting accounts of early 20th-century criminal life in New York City to be tackled in graphic novel form." - Calvin Read, Publishers Weekly


"…you'll be hard-pressed to find a more compelling example of a great crime story than in MISS." -Ed Brubaker (THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION) from his introduction


On sale March 16 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 192 pg., FC, $19.99 US


MATURE READERS

WILDSTORM SECTION

THE RAZOR'S EDGE: REDBIRD #1
Written by Jason Pearson & Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Pearson


The Razor's edge cuts into redbird! Jason Pearson (ROBIN covers, Body Bags) & Ed Brubaker (GOTHAM CENTRAL, CATWOMAN) weave a 5-part tale about former Black Ops member Nataly Lakota, a.k.a. Redbird!


Following an escape from a government hospital, Nataly disappeared into America, turning up as a mild-mannered apartment manager in Inglewood, California. She's trying to piece her life back together amids drug dealers and gang wars while confronting the issues that had her confined to a government hospital in the first place - namely, a mission gone awry in Guatemala that saw her entire command slaughtered. But she's got enough problems just trying to keep the complex in one piece and the honest residents safe. As if that weren't enough, the government has also dispatched a killer to bring Redbird back - alive or dead - since they're not too keen on one of their top agents simply "walking away!"


On sale March 23 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg., FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #6
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend


Cover by Nguyen


In issue #5, the seemingly unthinkable happened…now the members of the Authority must contend with the fallout! Get ready for an issue so shocking we can't tell you any more about it!


On sale March 23 o 6 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Mature Readers

LEGEND #2
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Russ Heath


The engaging 4-issue drama by Howard Chaykin and Russ Heath continues! Hugo Danner's powers are both a blessing and a curse - a fact that becomes more apparent as he reaches his adolescent years! Invulnerability and incredible strength can't help him when it comes to dealing with love, heartache and human failings.


On sale March 23 o 2 of 4 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US o MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA #9
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Harris


Things heat up in the penultimate chapter of the 5-part "Tag" by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN), Tony Harris (STARMAN) & Tom Feister!


The true identity of the paranormal horror terrorizing the subways of New York City is revealed, but before he can do anything about it, Mayor Mitchell Hundred must survive protesters who want him dead for his controversial announcement! Plus, witness the final hour of the super-heroic Great Machine.


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE INTIMATES #5
Written by Joe Casey


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope and Jim Lee


Cover by Lee & Rian Hughes


Hivejournal.com is the preferred online diary for the super-powered teenager. But what secrets are hidden within the pages of a certain student's angst-filled - albeit anonymous - entries? Plus, the introduction of the newest Seminary student: Dead Kid Fred!


On sale March 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MAJESTIC #3
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Neil Googe & Trevor Scott


Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


The hot new series continues! Lost inside the vast space vessel that has abducted all life from planet Earth, Majestic discovers the strange and disturbing truth behind its actions.


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OCEAN #5
Written by Warren Ellis


Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Cover by Michael Golden


U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane comes face-to-face with the truth of what lies submerged in stasis under the icy dome of Europa's Ocean - and he doesn't like what he sees! But how will these beings feel about us now that they're starting to wake up?


On sale March 16 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

PLANETARY BOOK 3: LEAVING THE 20TH CENTURY TP
Written by Warren Ellis


Art and cover by John Cassaday


A softcover edition of the popular hardcover collects Ellis & Cassaday's breathtaking PLANETARY #13-18! In this volume, Elijah takes a look at his past, making startling revelations and recounting his participation in the first moon shot…in 1851!


On sale March 30 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

PLANETARY BOOK 2: THE FOURTH MAN TP
Written by Warren Ellis


Art and cover by John Cassaday


Reoffered to coincide with PLANETARY BOOK 3: LEAVING THE 20TH CENTURY, this volume collects issues #7-12 of the Eisner-Award nominated series. Who is the mystery benefactor of Planetary, the mysterious "Fourth Man" who funds this vast global operation?


On sale March 30 o 144 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

POINT BLANK TP
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Colin Wilson


Cover by Simon Bisley


Reoffered to coincide with SLEEPER BOOK 3: A CROOKED LINE,


this collection features POINT BLANK #1-4, telling the origin of SLEEPER's Holden Carver! Cole Cash is on a deadly mission that acts as a prologue to the critically lauded series SLEEPER.


On sale March 9 o 128 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Mature Readers o RELIST

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #10
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


The pieces are falling into place! The only problem is, who will they fall on? Behind the scenes, games unravel as Lynch and Grifter uncover the truth. With Grifter gunning for revenge, has Holden finally been hung out to dry by the one person he still trusts?


On sale March 23 o 10 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Mature Readers

SLEEPER BOOK 3: A CROOKED LINE TP
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


A thrilling new collection featuring SLEEPER SEASON TWO #1-6! Lynch is back in Holden's life and trying to bring him back to the side of the angels. But is it too late for Holden's soul to be saved? And if it's not, can Lynch even be trusted, since Holden is little more than a pawn in the great game of super-powered espionage?


On sale March 9 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Mature Readers

SLEEPER BOOK 2: ALL FALSE MOVES TP
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


Reoffered to coincide with SLEEPER BOOK 3: A CROOKED LINE, this volume collects the second half of SLEEPER Season One (issues #7-12)! Secret Agent Holden Carver lives one day at a time, trying to elude detection and not be discovered as...what? A good guy?


On sale March 9 o 144 pg, FC, $17.95 US Mature Readers o RELIST

TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #2
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art and cover by Juan Santacruz


The futuristic new miniseries continues! Ghosts of the past haunt paramedic Rene Doyle as she sets out in search of her father, who disappeared nearly a decade ago. But even if he's alive, will he have the answers to the unexplained events in her life? Meanwhile, Twilight faces his last training session aboard the orbital space station!


On sale March 2 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILD GIRL #5
Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion


Art by Shawn McManus and J.H. Williams III


Cover by McManus


What has The Dog Man done to Rosa's mom and baby brother? Intent on revenge, Rosa rushes into an encounter with him without considering that the animals aren't all on her side. And what lurks within the sewage pipes?


On sale March 9 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

PROMETHEA BOOK 4 TP
Written by Alan Moore


Art and cover by J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray


ABC. The conclusion of Promethea's sprawling tour of the


higher realms of the spirit is collected in this softcover reprinting PROMETHEA #19-25! This Eisner-winning saga has been lauded by Entertainment Weekly and Time.com. Don't miss the fourth thrilling volume collecting this trailblazing series!


On sale March 2 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

PROMETHEA BOOK 3 TP
Written by Alan Moore


Art and cover by J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray


ABC. Reoffered to coincide with PROMETHEA BOOK 4 SC, this volume includes the first half of a cosmic road trip from issues #13-18. Promethea and Barbara wander through the many realms of Heaven and Hell, visiting manifestations of great visions and visionaries. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Stacia is the acting Promethea.


On sale March 2 o 160 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore


Art by Arthur Adams, Alan Weiss, Peter Bagge, Jason Pearson, Bruce Timm and others


Cover by Adams


ABC. A new volume collecting issues #7-12 of the acclaimed series, with thrilling stories about Tom's island youth, as well as the further adventures of science-fiction heroine Jonni Future and more!


Advance-solicited; on sale April 6 o 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Alan Moore & Steve Moore


Art by Arthur Adams, Jerry Ordway, Sergio Aragones, Jason Pearson, Jaime Hernandez and others


Cover by Adams


ABC. Reoffered to coincide with TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES VOL. 2, this hardcover collects TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #1-6! Witness Tom Strong in spacefaring action and more!


On sale March 2 o 176 pg, FC, $24.95 US o RELIST

VERTIGO SECTION

100 BULLETS #59
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


Hot on the heels of a major player's death, the revealed Minutemen - led by Victor "The Saint" - convene to discuss plans on where to make their next move. But who will lead this team of vicious killers - and more important, will they all survive one another?


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

100% TP
Written by Paul Pope


Art and cover by Pope


All five issues of the edgy, groundbreaking miniseries from writer/artist Paul Pope are collected in one stunning package. This "graphic movie" tells three separate but interconnected stories in Pope's trademark dynamic style, shifting viewpoints and characters across the urban maze of 2038 Manhattan. Filled with wit, charm, sex and menace, 100% brings a surprisingly true-feeling future to gritty life. The collection also includes a host of character sketches, designs, and other material from creator Pope.


"Beautifully harsh slash-and-burn drawings, combined with terse, funny dialogue. A-" -Entertainment Weekly


On sale March 9 o 256 pg, B&W, $24.99 US MATURE READERS

ANGELTOWN #5
Written by Gary Phillips


Art and cover by Shawn Martinbrough


With all the key players in place and the clock ticking, it's now up to Nate Hollis to make sure "The Magician" will live to see tomorrow. But with hit men and a bounty hunter watching his every move, will the 'baller get to tell his side of the story? It all goes down in the shocking conclusion of the 5-issue miniseries!


On sale March 16 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #9
Written by Si Spencer


Consulting by Neil Gaiman


Art by Dean Ormston Cover by Frank Quitely


Tim overestimates his magical powers, which prove deadly at the siege at Krakow. Meanwhile, Molly and Constantine defend what's left of the forces as Dog and Zatanna try to find the second book of Magick.


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #206
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Lorenzo Ruggiero


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


A stand-alone story featuring guest art by Giuseppe Camuncoli (THE INTIMATES) & Lorenzo Ruggiero. After his demon kids wipe out his friends and family, John prepares for a high-stakes ritual that he hopes will repair some of the damage. But when he asks Chas for help, his old friend goes on a rampage.


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

JOHN CONSTANTINE-HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: PAPA MIDNITE #2
Written by Mat Johnson


Art by Tony Akins & Dan Green Cover by Ronald Wimberly


The miniseries continues as Fortune's ghost forces Midnite to relive the darkest tragedy of his past. Badly defeated, the rebel slaves seek revenge on Midnite and Luna, who deceived them for profit.


On sale March 2 o 2 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #35
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by David Hahn


Cover by James Jean


In Part 2 of "Jack Be Nimble," featuring guest art by David Hahn (BITE CLUB), Jack continues to ride the Hollywood high of his new slickster lifestyle, losing sight of the enemies he's made along the way. And the one thing you can count on in Tinseltown is that there's always someone waiting for you to fall - and ready to stab you in the back on your way down.


On sale March 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES: THE MEAN SEASONS TP
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Tony Akins & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by James Jean


Collecting issues 22 and 28-33 of the hit VERTIGO series, this trade paperback features two tales of Bigby's exploits during World War II as well as "The Year After," which follows the aftermath of the Adversary's attempt to conquer Fabletown - including the birth of Snow White and Bigby's children!


On sale March 2 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES: STORYBOOK LOVE TP
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Bryan Talbot, Lan Medina, Mark Buckingham, Linda Medley, Steve Leialoha and Craig Hamilton


Cover by James Jean


Reoffered to coincide with FABLES: THE MEAN SEASONS, this volume collects FABLES #11-18, including the 4-part "Storybook Love," the 2-part "A Sharp Operator" and the single issues "Bag o' Bones" and "Barleycorn Brides."


On sale March 2 o 192 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

HUMAN TARGET #20
Written by Peter Milligan


Art by Cliff Chiang


Cover by John Watkiss


Part 2 of the 3-part "The Stealer." It's a case of the great impersonator being impersonated as Chance heads to Texas to look for an old friend. But it's nothing more than a dangerous wild-goose chase as an impostor with talents to rival Chance's own goes about usurping his life.


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE LOSERS #22
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Ben Oliver


Cover by Jock


The conclusion of the 3-part "London Calling," featuring guest art by Wizard's "next British superstar," Ben Oliver (THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE)! When their plan to lift $100 million from a rogue C.I.A. operative blows up in their faces, the Losers confront the one man who knows all their dirty secrets...


On sale March 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

OTHERWORLD #1
Written by Phil Jimenez


Art and cover by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning


Writer/artist extraordinaire Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN, New X-Men, THE INVISIBLES) brings his singular vision to VERTIGO this month with OTHERWORLD, an epic maxiseries that combines the dramatic setup and ensemble cast of Lost and Survivor with the fantasy of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and mind-bending technology of The Matrix.


Picture a world at war with itself. An idyllic, pastoral land populated by mythological beings that battle endlessly with a nation-state made of pure technology. Into this maelstrom is thrust a group of young people - some friends, some strangers - plucked violently from Earth and imbued with superpowers. One in particular, Siobhan Moynihan - an aspiring singer and college student - is told she's the savior who will either end the war and save the Otherworld…or destroy it forever.


Joined by inker Andy Lanning (WONDER WOMAN), the extra-sized first issue of OTHERWORLD takes readers on an exciting adventure filled with widescreen action that's sexy, smart and unlike anything VERTIGO has done before!


On sale March 30 o 1 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS Edited by Will Dennis

LUCIFER #60
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


In Part 2 of the 3-part "Breach," Jill Presto continues her journey through the desert to find the place where she will eventually give birth and has a strange evening with a cryptic guide. Meanwhile, Lilith masses the army of her children before revealing the mysterious force that will fight alongside them.


On sale March 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

TRIGGER #4
Written by Jason Hall


Art and cover by John Watkiss


Life used to be so simple for Carter Lennox, but after a series of odd (and sometimes deadly) occurrences around him, he's no longer certain what to expect of the Ethicorp-run world. After a hypno-therapy session, Carter soon learns a few answers that will leave him spinning.


On sale March 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #13
Written by Joshua Dysart


Art by Timothy Green II


Cover by John Totleben


Part 1 of the astonishing 2-part story "Measure of Faith," featuring guest art by Timothy Green II (FRACTION) and a gripping cover by legendary SWAMP THING illustrator John Totleben. With Swamp Thing struggling to make sense of his shattered life and Houma recovering from all the horrors of its past spilling up from the depths of Hell, a strange "preacher" appears, offering a macabre salvation to the town's people. But his true agenda may be too frightening to contemplate.


On sale March 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE WITCHING #10
Written by Jonathan Vankin


Art by Leigh Gallagher & Dan Green


Cover by Tara McPherson


Elsa finally confronts the General, who has usurped the deadly cult started by Elsa's father. But she falls all too easily into his sadomasochistic trap, and there's no way out - unless Kara is willing to make a sacrifice she never imagined. Final issue.


On sale March 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #32
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Goran Sudzuka & Jos Marzan Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


The 5-part "Ring of Truth" reaches its shocking conclusion! Just when Dr. Mann discovers the answer to how Yorick and Ampersand survived the mysterious plague, an unforeseen adversary swoops in and steals a major element of the possible cure. But could the thief be working for someone close to the trio?


On sale March 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

VIMANARAMA! #2
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Phillip Bond


The 3-issue miniseries by Grant Morrison and Philip Bond continues with the ultimate immigration crisis, as warring Indian gods and demons overrun England, transforming the country to suit their battle. Already, Parliament has been humiliated, cities are destroyed and riots rock the streets. Only an ancient god can save the day - the same princely being who's fallen in love with Ali's bride-to-be, Sophia. But will Sophia break Ali's heart by choosing the love of a beautiful Indian god over him? Well, why wouldn't she?


On sale March 9 o 2 of 3 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

DC DIRECT SECTION

THE FLASH VS. GORILLA GRODD STATUE
Designed by Michael Turner


Sculpted by Tim Bruckner & Tony Cipriano


Get ready for an incredible statue based on the artwork of incomparable fan favorite Michael Turner! In this statue, the contemporary Flash stands triumphant over his arch-nemesis Gorilla Grodd. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 12" tall x 10" wide x 9.5" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


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

KINGDOM COME: SUPERMAN, HAWKMAN & RED ROBIN STATUE
Designed by Alex Ross


Sculpted by Tony Cipriano


The first in a series of multicharacter statues direct from the pages of the best-selling graphic novel KINGDOM COME, designed by Alex Ross! This statue features Ross's striking visions of an older Superman, more bestial Hawkman, and an adult Robin! This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.75" tall x 6" wide x 4" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity, and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited up to only 2500 pieces!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 6 o Statue o $89.99 US

THE BATMAN: BATMAN MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Matthews


Based on the design of the popular new Kids' WB! and Cartoon Network series The Batman that delivers DC's classic hero to a new generation! The Dark Knight's mission in life is to protect the citizens of Gotham City from criminals and evildoers. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 9.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 4" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 6 o Maquette o $89.99 US

CLASSIC ICONS OF THE DCU POSTER
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman come together to protect the world against total domination! This poster, featuring the heroes of the DCU rendered by fan-favorites Jim Lee & Scott Williams, is full-color and measures 24" x 36".


Advance-solicited; on sale July 13 o Poster o $7.99 US

SUPERGIRL FROM KRYPTON POSTER
Art by Michael Turner


From the pages of the top-selling Superman/Batman! "The Supergirl from Krypton" marked the return of Kara Zor-El in one of the year's most talked-about stories. This beautifully illustrated full-color poster measures 24" x 36".


Advance-solicited; on sale July 13 o Poster o $7.99 US

SECRET FILES: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY: KILLER CROC ACTION FIGURE
Born with a disease that made his skin green and scaly, Waylon Jones had a troubled childhood. Continuously mutating, he turned to crime and became Killer Croc! This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base and human skull accessory, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Action Figure o 6" H o PI

SECRET FILES: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY: MAN-BAT ACTION FIGURE
Dr. Kirk Langstrom tried to emulate the Batman with a serum of his own creation, but it transformed him into the freakish Man-Bat! This figure features multiple points of articulation, has an 18" wingspan, includes a base, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Action Figure o 6" H o PI

SECRET FILES: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY: MR. FREEZE ACTION FIGURE
Attempting to save his wife's life, Victor Fries was tragically exposed to super-coolants that turned him into the insidious Mr. Freeze! This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base and character-specific accessories, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Action Figure o 7" H o PI

SECRET FILES: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY: THE PENGUIN ACTION FIGURE
Oswald Cobblepot was nicknamed "The Penguin" as a child and grew up being viciously taunted by other children, inspiring his malicious career in crime. This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base and character-specific accessories, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Action Figure o 5.5" H o PI

SECRET FILES: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY: BLACK MASK ACTION FIGURE
Roman Sionis carved a black mask from his father's coffin and turned to a violent life of crime. When a fire burned the mask onto his flesh, he became the Black Mask! This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base and character-specific accessories, and is packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI

FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS STATUE: FEATURING BLOOREGARD, MAC & EDUARDO
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


From the hit series on Cartoon Network! What happens when kids outgrow their imaginary friends? They come to Madame Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. The home is a vast Victorian Mansion with endless rooms and hundreds of imaginary friends just waiting for the next fun and wacky adventure! Features Blooregard (aka "Bloo"), his best friend Mac and pal Eduardo. Limited up to only 2,500 pieces! This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 8.875" tall x 7.875" wide x 6.3875" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Statue o $89.99 US

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS: BLOSSOM MAQUETTE
The Cartoon Network Collection™ presents the Blossom Maquette. Created as a reference model for the animators and artists working on the TV series, this maquette stands 6" tall x 3.375" wide x 3.375" deep.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Maquette o $69.00 o RELIST

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS: BUTTERCUP MAQUETTE
The Cartoon Network Collection™ presents the BUTTERCUP Maquette. Created as a reference model for the animators and artists working on the TV series, this maquette stands 4.75" tall x 3.375" wide x 3.375" deep.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Maquette o $69.00 o RELIST

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS: BUBBLES MAQUETTE
The Cartoon Network Collection™ presents the BUBBLES Maquette. Created as a reference model for the animators and artists working on the TV series, this maquette stands 4.75" tall x 4.5" wide x 3.5" deep.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Maquette o $69.00 o RELIST

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS: MOJO JOJO MAQUETTE
The Cartoon Network Collection™ presents the MOJO JOJO Maquette. Created as a reference model for the animators and artists working on the TV series, this maquette stands 5.75" tall x 10" wide x 3.5" deep.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Maquette o $69.00 o RELIST

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE SCENE STATUE
The Cartoon Network Collection™ is proud to present this limited edition sculpture based on a scene from The Powerpuff Girls Movie,™ depicting the final showdown between the Powerpuff Girls and Mojo Jojo.™ This statue measures 10.5" tall x 13" wide x 10.75" deep.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Statue o $250.00 o RELIST

HARVEY BIRDMAN: ATTORNEY AT LAW maquette
The Harvey Birdman maquette measures approximately


9.75" high x 6.875" wide x 6" deep. Includes Cartoon Network's Official Certificate of Authenticity.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Statue o $69.00 o RELIST

SAMURAI JACK: TRAINING PROGRESSION STATUE
In this statue, we see Jack in pivotal points of his youth,


training for the ultimate fight against Aku. Combined, the three statue pieces measure 7.75" tall x 10" wide x 10" deep. This statue includes Cartoon Network's Official Certificate of Authenticity.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Statue o $125.00 o RELIST

SAMURAI JACK: AKU MAQUETTE
The Cartoon Network™ Collection proudly presents the Aku Maquette from the adventure show Samurai Jack™. This maquette stands 12.25" tall x 8.25" wide x 4.5" deep, shows Aku's proportion, movement, and costuming and is used for artists'


and animators' reference.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Maquette o $89.00 o RELIST

SAMURAI JACK VS. THE BEETLEBOT MAQUETTE
In the Samurai Jack vs. the Beetlebot sculpture, Jack is pushed to the limit against these vicious machines that are literally fueled by Aku's evil. The Samurai Jack vs. the Beetlebot MAQUETTE measures 7.75" tall x 10" wide x 10" deep and includes Cartoon Network's Official Certificate of Authenticity.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Maquette o $89.00 o RELIST

SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST: ZORAK MAQUETTE
The Zorak maquette measures approximately 9.25" tall x 6" wide x 7.5"deep and includes Cartoon Network's Official Certificate of Authenticity.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Maquette o $59.00 o RELIST

SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST: BRAK MAQUETTE
The Brak maquette measures approximately 8.75" tall x 7.25" wide x 4.5" deep and includes Cartoon Network's Official Certificate of Authenticity.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Maquette o $59.00 o RELIST

SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST: SPACE GHOST BUST
A bust featuring the beloved Space Ghost, measuring approximately 8.5" tall x 7" wide x 6" deep. Includes Cartoon Network's Official Certificate of Authenticity. Sculpted by Ruben Procopio and signed and approved by legendary artist Alex Toth, the bust depicts Toth's designs for Space Ghost's classic appearance.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 20 o Bust o $89.00 o RELIST

 
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