DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping July, 2005

Mon, April 11th, 2005 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 July of 2005.

DC Solicitations - Last Six Months

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


The all-new saga of Batman and Robin begins here! The people responsible for some of comicdom's greatest tales, Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Sin City) and Jim Lee (BATMAN: HUSH) team up for the first time to bring you Batman and Robin like you've never seen them before in this imaginative reinvention of these classic characters that will have your eyes popping and your head spinning!


All hell breaks loose at the circus as millionaire Bruce Wayne and gal pal Vicki Vale witness a young boy's life shattered before their eyes. Orphaned, Dick Grayson has nowhere to go and no one to turn to - no one but Bruce Wayne and the shadow of the bat!


Expect action, adventure, guest-stars and the unexpected as Miller and Lee deliver the ultimate tales of the Dynamic Duo!


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Lee & Williams, featuring Batman (50%) and Robin (50%).


On sale July 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Bob Schreck

ABSOLUTE BATMAN: HUSH OVERSIZED HC
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


The complete 12-part saga written by Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, Smallville) with art by fan-favorites Jim Lee & Scott Williams (SUPERMAN, Uncanny X-Men) collected together for the first time in the oversized Absolute format! This slipcased edition includes BATMAN #608-619 as well as the the 2-page origin of Batman (originally seen only on dccomics.com) and the special story from Wizard: The Comics Magazine. The year-long "Hush" - an epic tale of friendship, trust, and betrayal that spans a lifetime - reinvigorated the Dark Knight, pitting him against the deadliest members of his Rogue's Gallery and introducing his newest foe!


This Absolute edition includes an all-new cover by Lee & Williams, a Jim Lee Sketchbook, and issue-by-issue commentary by the creative team!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 7 o Oversized, slipcased hardcover o 372 pg, FC, $49.99 US

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by Miller & Klaus Janson


Reoffered to coincide with ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1, this collection presents the landmark 4-issue miniseries by Frank Miller that redefined Batman for a new generation!


On sale July 27 o 224 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Relist

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by Miller & Lynn Varley


Reoffered to coincide with ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1, this collection includes the complete 3-part sequel to Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, plus sketches and more!


On sale July 27 o 256 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

BATMAN: YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by David Mazzuchelli


Reoffered to coincide with ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1, this collection presents the landmark miniseries with introductions by Miller and Mazzucchelli, reproductions of original pencils, promotional and unseen art, script pages and much more!


On sale July 27 o 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US o RELIST

BATMAN #642
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art by Chris Marrinan & Andrew Pepoy


Cover by Jock


The Mad Hatter's implant is driving Killer Croc…well, mad! Can Batman save the reptilian rogue before he shreds himself into an early grave? And can the Dark Knight save the Hatter from bloody, bestial retribution?


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

BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE #5 & 6
Written by Steve Englehart


Art and cover by Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin


The classic BATMAN creative team of Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin concludes the exciting 6-issue miniseries! In issue #5, Silver St. Cloud has been abducted by the Joker so that her boyfriend, Evan Gregory, will drop out of the Gotham gubernatorial race. Little does the Joker know that Silver and Gregory have separated - and her new beau is the Batman!


And in the thrilling issue #6, Batman has traced the Joker to a decaying mansion that serves as the shelter for a special hostage: Silver St. Cloud! Unfortunately for the Dark Knight, the mansion is also a funhouse loaded with death traps! Can he rescue Silver and prevent the Joker from winning the election?


Issue #5 on sale July 7; issue #6 on sale July 27 o 5 and 6 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #808
Written by David Lapham and Andersen Gabrych


Art by Ramon Bachs, Nathan Massengill,


Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos Cover by Lapham


Part 8 of the 12-part "City of Crime!" Paranoia and distrust. Certain death. That's what Batman & Robin face in a Gotham that bears little resemblance to the one they protect! Plus, Part 1 of "The Beast Beneath" by Gabrych, Castillo & Ramos!


On sale July 20 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATGIRL #66
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art by Andy Kuhn


Cover by Amanda Conner


In search of her mother's identity, Cassandra hits the open road! But a quick rest stop leads to a furious, super-powered throwdown, as Batgirl comes face-to-face with the leather-clad Verraco - the Road Hog!


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

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #67
Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art by Rick Burchett & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Cliff Chiang


Batman's battle with Hush for the life of Poison Ivy may be over, but a surprising ramification to Bruce Wayne's life may publicly compromise his secret identity! You must witness the shock ending to believe it!


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

BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #4
Written by Paul Jenkins


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


It's the other side of the coin, as artist Sean Phillips takes over the intriguing 6-issue miniseries! After being beaten and left for dead, Batman pieces together Two-Face's mad plan to poison the inhabitants of Gotham City and liberate their "Mr. Hyde" personalities once and for all! But can Batman save Gotham when he's one of the infected?


On sale July 20 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #45
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by Pete Woods


Cover by Adam Hughes


The explosive new creative team of writer Will Pfeifer (H-E-R-O, AQUAMAN), artist Pete Woods (ROBIN) and cover artist Adam Hughes (WONDER WOMAN) continues to turn Selina Kyle's world upside-down! Catwoman's unleashed something deadly into the environment - something so horrible that S.T.A.R. Labs was keeping it under heavy guard. But Catwoman was expecting anthrax, not one of her deadliest foes! Plus, catch a first glimpse of Selina's snazzy new apartment!


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

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #193
Written by J.H. Williams III & Dan Curtis Johnson


Art and cover by Seth Fisher


Part 2 of the 5-part "Snow," by Dan Curtis Johnson and Seth Fisher! Even Batman can't be everywhere, so he's recruited a strikeforce of experts with their own disciplines. But will their expertise be enough against the obsessed Mr. Freeze?


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

NIGHTWING #110
Written by Devin Grayson


Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks


Dick Grayson hasn't been in Blüdhaven since everything in his life fell apart. Now, he must return to ensure the city's inner evil hasn't taken over. But now that Blüdhaven is Robin's stomping grounds, the Boy Wonder isn't sure he can trust anyone - including Nightwing!


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

GOTHAM CENTRAL #32
Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker


Art by Kano & Stefano Gaudiano


Cover by Sean Phillips


Introducing new series penciller Kano (ACTION COMICS)!


Ed Brubaker & Greg Rucka reunite to tell a tale so big it brings all the detectives of Central together. A body turns up in Gotham belonging to…Robin? That means one thing: Batman's going to get involved!


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

ROBIN #140
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


Tim Drake's shadowy benefactor, The Veteran, invites Tim


to join his government-sponsored Black Ops team. Will Robin leave Batman's side to join a very different - and very legal - crew? The answer may surprise you! Meanwhile, a face from Robin's past continues to hunt him down…


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

NIGHTWING: YEAR ONE TP
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


Collecting the sold-out 6-part origin story presented in NIGHTWING #101-106! Learn the legendary history of Dick Grayson and his life after Batman fired him, as he gains advice from Superman, aids Deadman, and makes the decisions that lead him to become a new crimefighter!


On sale July 27 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATGIRL: YEAR ONE TP
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty


Art and cover by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez


Reoffered to coincide with NIGHTWING: YEAR ONE, a collection presenting a look into the action-packed origin of the original Batgirl! This volume features the 9-issue miniseries that uncovered Barbara Gordon's transformation from average citizen into costumed super-heroine.


On sale July 27 o 224 pg, FC, $17.95 US o Relist

YEAR ONE: BATMAN/RA'S AL GHUL #2
Written by Devin Grayson


Art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Gulacy


Writer Devin Grayson (NIGHTWING) and artists Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti (CATWOMAN) conclude the 2-part Prestige Format miniseries delving into the legacy of one of Batman's greatest foes! Ra's al Ghul may be dead, but he has set something in motion that from people from dying, and what started in Gotham City is spreading across the globe. Batman must figure out how to undo what the death of Ra's has started, even when the clues start pointing to a plan to return him to life!


On sale July 27 o Prestige Format o 2 of 2 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #21
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vine


Part 2 of the 6-part "With a Vengeance," by the fan-favorite team of writer Jeph Loeb and artists Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines! Are Superman and Batman guilty of murder? The Maximums certainly think so - and where they come from, it's an eye for an eye! The battle of the century continues as The World's Finest duo take on the super squad of avenging heroes - to the death! Join Superman/Batman's original creative team supreme for what's certain to be the most talked-about event of the year! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.


On sale July 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: THAT HEALING TOUCH TP
Written by Greg Rucka and Geoff Johns


Art by Matthew Clark, Rags Morales, Michael Bair and others


Cover by Ian Churchill


Collecting ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #633-638, plus the lead story from SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2004! As Lois recovers from her Mid-east ordeal, Superman gets a visit from Mr. Mxyzptlk and receives harsh words from Wonder Woman and Batman in the wake of IDENTITY CRISIS!


On sale July 7 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN: UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE TP
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Matthew Clark & Nelson and various


Cover by Gene Ha


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: THAT HEALING TOUCH TP, this volume collects the two backup stories from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #625-626, plus issues #627-632 and Secret Files Profile Pages. Superman is challenged when a powerful Replikon arrives for a fight!


On sale July 7 o 160 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Relist

SUPERMAN #219
Written by Mark Verheiden


Art and cover by Ed Benes


Part 1 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," arcing through all the Superman books and WONDER WOMAN #219 and featuring the return of Superman's deadliest enemies! Brainiac knows all of the Man of Steel's secrets, and he's putting that knowledge to use in a lethal fashion. Is Superman about to lose another piece of his humanity?


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ACTION COMICS #829
Written by Gail Simone


Art by John Byrne & Nelson


Cover by Byrne


In Part 2 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," Superman battles Darkseid in a fight for his life! And the Man of Steel is even pitted against his allies in the JLA as he struggles to defeat his foe and keep his loved ones safe! But is an even deadlier villain behind it all?


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

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #642
Written by Greg Rucka


Art and cover by Karl Kerschl


Part 3 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," arcing through all the July-shipping Superman titles and WONDER WOMAN #219! As Darkseid and Granny Goodness amp up the danger to all those around Superman, will he have to take matters into his own hands by becoming judge, jury and executioner?


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

WONDER WOMAN #219
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair


Cover by J.G. Jones


The 4-part "Sacrifice" leaps from the Superman titles to


its stunning conclusion in WONDER WOMAN, as the Man of Steel turns his attention toward an unexpected enemy! But with Wonder Woman deadset against Superman's plan to even the score, the two heroes collide in an event that will send shock waves throughout the DCU!


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

SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 2 HC
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Don't miss this gorgeously illustrated hardcover volume collecting the conclusion of the stellar storyline by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artists Jim Lee & Scott Williams (BATMAN) from SUPERMAN #210-215!


Superman faces the mystery of how millions of people seemingly vanished without a trace - including the love of his life, Lois Lane - only to find that he may be partially responsible. But the solution to getting them back might prove too extreme, initiating a royal rumble with Wonder Woman! And after a battle with the deadly Equus, Superman comes face-to-face with the mysterious villain who has been responsible for turning his life upside-down!


This volume also features an afterword and new cover by Jim Lee.


Advance-solicited; on sale August 10 o 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL #5
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Lee Bermejo


The startling conclusion of the 5-part miniseries! With all the pieces in place, Luthor sets his plan in motion to rid the Earth of the alien menace known as Superman. But what role does a loser like the Toyman play in the grand scheme of things? And if his plan fails, can Luthor rely on the one thing that's kept him going: hope?


On sale July 27 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 2 HC, this dust-jacketed volume collects SUPERMAN #204-208, plus sketchbook material and a cover by Lee! How does the Man of Steel contend with a cataclysmic event that leaves half of Earth's population gone without a trace?


On sale July 7 o 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US o Relist

AQUAMAN #32
Written by John Arcudi


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy


Black Manta is back! Aquaman's deadliest enemy returns with


all the power, resources and legal protection of a mutinational corporation behind him! Plus, Aquagirl leads a group of Sub Diegoans to Atlantis - but they may wish they'd never come!


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BIRDS OF PREY #84
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson


Cover by Adriana Melo & Kevin Conrad


The mission to Singapore blows up as a Bird's health breaks down! Back home, the Huntress becomes the hunted as she and her new allies find themselves in the crosshairs!


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

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #5
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer


Art by Byrne & Nekros


Cover by Byrne


Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman attempt to track down Jason Blood, who is dedicated to ensuring that Etrigan can never be freed again!


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BREACH #7
Written by Bob Harras


Art by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Martin


It's the fallout from the Rifter incursion into New York State, and things aren't looking good for Breach! To make things worse, he has to save one of the people he can trust the least!


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

DAY OF VENGEANCE #4
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Walter Simonson


The 6-issue miniseries spinning from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS is rocked by the awesome might of some of the DCU's most powerful beings! If the combined power of Shazam and the Shadowpact isn't enough to take down the Spectre, what will be? Does Detective Chimp have the answer?


On sale July 20 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #2
Written by Phil Jimenez


Art by José Luis García-López & George Pérez


Cover by Jimenez & Pérez


The 4-part miniseries by Phil Jimenez (OTHERWORLD, WONDER WOMAN), José Luis García-López (ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION) & George Pérez (NEW TEEN TITANS, WONDER WOMAN) continues! A cosmic commute to an otherworldly battleground brings the Teen Titans and the Outsiders face-to-face with their long-mourned friend Donna Troy. There's just one problem: She's not the Donna they remember!


On sale July 7 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DOOM PATROL #14
Written by John Byrne


Art by Byrne & Terry Austin


Cover by Byrne


Reuniting the classic art team of Byrne & Austin! Robotman's attempts to alter his past have backfired, sending him through alternate realities where he encounters various Doom Patrols, a younger version of the JLA, and the evil Monsieur. Mallah and the Brain! Can Elasti-Girl save him?


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

FIRESTORM #15
Written by Stuart Moore


Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull


Cover by Matt Haley


"Secret Origins," Part 1 of 2! Firestorm's settling into his new life and job at S.T.A.R. Labs Detroit when a new villain crashes into town seeking revenge: The Pionic Man! What strange link does this new menace have to Firestorm, and can our hero defeat a man made of the primal forces of the universe?


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN ARROW #52
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos


Cover by James Jean


Part 1 of the 4-part "Heading into the Light," spinning out of the events of IDENTITY CRISIS! Green Arrow faces off against an old villain who's suddenly become much more deadly. His name is Doctor Light, and he wants revenge on the heroes who violated his mind! Guest-starring Black Lightning and the JLA!


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

THE FLASH #224
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay


Do not miss the unbelievable penultimate chapter of the


6-part "Rogue War," guest-starring Jay Garrick and Kid Flash! The Flash is torn through time as the War takes an unexpected twist, and Wally relives his life through Zoom's twisted eyes. Plus, the Rogues are approached by a new ally.


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

THE FLASH: THE SECRET OF BARRY ALLEN TP
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Howard Porter & Livesay


Cover by Michael Turner


A thrilling new volume collecting THE FLASH #207-211 and #213-217! The Flash teams with Nightwing to face Gorilla Grodd! And a dark decision from Barry Allen's past is revealed, leading Wally to make some difficult choices of his own.


On sale July 20 o 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US

THE FLASH: THE RETURN OF BARRY ALLEN TP
Written by Mark Waid


Reoffered to coincide with THE FLASH: THE SECRET OF BARRY ALLEN; this volume collects the now-classic story from THE FLASH #73-74 of Barry Allen's miraculous return! Guest-starring Jay Garrick, Johhny Quick, and Max Mercury!


On sale July 20 o 192 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

GREEN LANTERN #3
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino


The unbelievable conclusion of the 3-part "No Fear," by writer Geoff Johns (JSA, THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) and artists Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, ARROWSMITH)! There's a new Manhunter in town, claiming sector 2814 is under his jurisdiction. But when Green Lantern discovers the true nature of the android's mission, it's up to Hal Jordan to shut it down! Plus, Black Hand is back in action - and he's out for revenge!


On sale July 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HAWKMAN #42
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose


Cover by Matt Haley


In the wake of Hawkman's murder, St. Roch is overrun by crime - and Hawkgirl is unaware of how close she is to death at the hands of the newly resurrected Pilgrim! Plus, Golden Eagle makes a fateful decision about his future.


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

THE HUMAN RACE #5
Written by Ben Raab


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Justiniano


Ulysses has an old girlfriend, and Nymph doesn't like her one bit…with good reason! Meanwhile, Paracelsus has more to throw at Delta Chi Delta.


On sale July 20 o 5 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA #116
Written by Geoff Johns & Allan Heinberg


Art by Chris Batista & Mark Farmer


Cover by Rags Morales & Farmer


Part 2 of the 5-part "Crisis of Conscience," by Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS, JSA) & Allan Heinberg (The O.C.) with art by Chris Batista (LEGION) & Mark Farmer (JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NAIL) and cover by Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS) & Farmer! Armed with the memories of what once was, the Secret Society of Super-Villains is back and out for blood - literally - as they battle the JLA with the blackest of magic. The confrontation rocks the JLA to their very core, turning friends into foes and further splintering the once-great team!


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

JLA CLASSIFIED #10
Written by Warren Ellis


Art by Butch Guice


Cover by Michael Stribling


Kicking off the 6-part "New Maps of Hell," written by Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, OCEAN) with art by Butch Guice (Ruse, OLYMPUS)! In Metropolis, Lois Lane and Clark Kent investigate a rash of suicides at LexCorp, while Batman tracks an assassin with a deadly weapon in Gotham City. And on Themyscira, Wonder Woman is playing host to newly arrived academics, when a massive explosion hits,destroying the tranquility of Paradise Island.


These three seemingly unrelated events tie together in ways that must be seen to be believed!


On sale July 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA/CYBERFORCE
Written by Joe Kelly


Art by Doug Mahnke & Norm Rapmund


Cover by Marc Silvestri


An unprecedented Special bringing together two of the most powerful teams in comics, written by Joe Kelly (JLA, ACTION COMICS) with art by Doug Mahnke (JLA, JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE) & Norm Rapmund and a cover by Marc Silvestri (Uncanny X-Men)!


When Cyber-Zombies invade Budapest, the JLA and Cyberforce teams arrive to answer the call for help. Now these two very different teams must work together toward a common goal: preventing the now-evil Ripclaw and his Cyber-Zombies from obtaining Godtech - an organic material that could make the Cyberforce immortal or even give life to the dead! But what happens when a member of the JLA falls in battle? Which group will get to the Godtech first - and will they use its unearthly powers for the ultimate good…or the ultimate evil? Co-published with


Top Cow.


On sale July 7 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

JSA #75
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Leonard Kirk & Keith Champagne


Cover by Alex Ross


The unbelievable, extra-sized conclusion of the 3-part "Black Vengeance," tying into DAY OF VENGEANCE and acting as a follow-up to last year's "Black Reign!" The Spectre's true target is revealed as he faces off against the power of the Thunderbolt and the might of the JSA. But vengeance will be had, and it may tear apart the JSA! Plus, Black Adam reaffirms his ties to a different Society.


On sale July 7 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #1
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti


Covers by Conner & Palmiotti and Adam Hughes


Spinning from the events of July's JSA #75, a highly anticipated new JSA series debuts with a story written by Geoff Johns (JSA, TEEN TITANS) with art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (TWO-STEP) that spotlights everyone's favorite female juggernaut: Power Girl!


Readers have long wondered about Power Girl's origins. Is she a wizard's lost granddaughter? A refugee from the future? An orphan of Krypton? Now learn the unexpected answers in an adventure that acts as a prelude to this fall's massive crossover event that will affect the JSA for years to come! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (50%) and Adam Hughes (50%).


On sale July 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US Edited by Stephen Wacker

KINETIC TP
Written by Kelley Puckett


Art by Warren Pleece


Cover by Tomer Hanuka


Collecting the complete 8-issue DC FOCUS series! Sickly high-school student Tom Morrell's only escape is the exploits of comic-book hero Kinetic. But Tom's got powers of his own that will change his life - assuming they manifest before Tom decides his life isn't worth living!


On sale July 27 o 192 pg, FC, $9.99 US

MANHUNTER #12
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Javier Pina and Fernando Blanco


Cover by Jesus Saiz


With the help of a guest who cuts to the chase, Manhunter learns far more about the legacy of her name than it's safe to know.


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

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Barry Kitson & Art Thibert


Cover by Kitson


The war that will transform the galaxy begins - inside Legion headquarters! When one Legionnaire quits the team, it strips away the last bit of civility between Cosmic Boy and


Brainiac 5, violently splitting the team in two!


On sale July 27 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE OMAC PROJECT #4
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Jesus Saiz


Cover by Ladrönn


The events of "Sacrifice," rocking July's WONDER WOMAN #219 and all three SUPERMAN titles, force an endgame in THE OMAC PROJECT, one of four great miniseries spinning out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! Checkmate turns against itself as titans clash in the heavens - and Brother Eye breaks free!


On sale July 27 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

OUTSIDERS #26
Written by Peter Tomasi


Art by Will Conrad & Sean Parsons


Cover by Kevin Nowlan


Guest writer Peter Tomasi (THE Light Brigade) joins artists Will Conrad & Sean Parsons for Part 1 of the 2-part "Tick Tock" that reunites Batman with Black Lightning, Katana and Metamorpho! Old and new members team up as Arsenal helps one of the original Outsiders atone for a mistake made long ago.


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

THE RANN/THANAGAR WAR #3
Written by Dave Gibbons


Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos


The War escalates in this miniseries springing out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! As the universe continues to feel the deadly effects of the war between worlds, the battle takes a decidedly personal turn that may turn hero against hero. Plus, an ancient evil begins to take advantage of a universe torn asunder.


On sale July 13 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

PLASTIC MAN #17
Written by Kyle Baker


Art and cover by Baker


Part 3 of a 2-part story! No, really - we just had to stretch the story! Edwina's super-powered new boyfriend proves to be both a threat and a menace. Sounds like a keeper!


On sale July 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SPACE GHOST TP
Written by Joe Kelly


Art by Ariel Olivetti


Cover by Alex Ross


Collecting the sold-out SPACE GHOST 6-issue miniseries! For the first time, learn how Space Ghost got his power bands and why he protects the galaxy from evil! Witness the tragic circumstances that led to his donning a cowl and his first battle with archnemesis Zorak!


On sale July 7 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SON OF VULCAN #2
Written by Scott Beatty


Art and cover by Keron Grant


The action-packed new miniseries written by Scott Beatty (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE) with art by Keron Grant (New Mutants, Iron Man) continues! Kid sidekick Mikey Devante hasn't even begun his training as apprentice to the fire-wielding hero known as Vulcan, but he's already found his way to the Forge - Vulcan's high-tech headquarters - and helped himself to a collection of Vulcan's state-of-the-art weaponry. He's even survived an awkward introduction to Vulcan's mysterious and deadly Girl Friday named Pandora! Now, if Mikey could just remember how to turn off the Forge's lethal security system…


On sale July 7 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
Written by Robert Kanigher


Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Jerry Grandenetti


Cover by Kubert


An intense portrait of combat and conflict, this volume collects OUR ARMY AT WAR #111-125, featuring the World War II adventures of Sgt. Rock and his colorful band of fighting soldiers originally published in the early 1960s. Featuring an introduction by DCU editor Mark Chiarello.


On sale July 27 o 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Robert Kanigher


Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Irv Novick


Cover by Kubert


Reoffered to coincide with SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC, this volume collects OUR ARMY AT WAR # 97-110, originally published in 1960-1961! Witness the evolution of Sgt. Rock, as the stories take on a more mature, evolved tone.


On sale July 27 o 207 pg, FC, $49.99 US o RELIST

SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN #3
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Cameron Stewart


Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart's thrilling tale of the Guardian continues! Century Hollow - a secret project in the American heartland - is an artificial town created and maintained as a very unusual experiment. A bizarre terrorist group seizes control of the project, and only The Guardian has any chance of saving the people of Century Hollow. The only question is:


Should he?


On sale July 13 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #3
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Ryan Sook & Mick Gray


Cover by Sook


Grant Morrison, Ryan Sook & Mick Gray continue a magical adventure of Zatanna! Zatanna and Misty travel with Ali Ka-Zoom to join forces with the Undying Don Vincenzo and face three Days of the Dead. The Sheeda Hordes have begun to reveal themselves prior to conquering the Earth, and Zatanna's caught in the middle of a siege which could decide the fate of humanity! And there's a terrible shock for Misty when the spider cavalry arrives!


On sale July 27 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #26
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Tony Daniel and Marlo Alquiza


Superstar artist Tony Daniel (Spawn, The Tenth) joins the Titans for a special issue dealing with the aftermath of the recent crossover with OUTSIDERS. Feeling empty after recent events, Superboy goes on a soul-searching journey into his past and possible futures with an unlikely guide: Raven.


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

VILLAINS UNITED #3
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Val Semeiks & Wade von Grawbadger


Cover by J.G. Jones


Things get ugly as the miniseries springing from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS continues! In the most intense issue yet, the rogue villain group known as The Six engage in a brutal, life-altering confrontation with The Society, and a possible traitor stands revealed!


On sale July 7 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #11
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda


Reflecting the hit cartoon on the Kids' WB! The Penguin's got Batman on the ropes, and the Dark Knight's last hope is…Alfred?! The keeper of the Batcave may be the only hope Batman has, but even this newer, stranger dynamic duo may not be able to save Gotham City!


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #11
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong


Cover by Ben Caldwell


The Justice League pays a visit to Aquaman in Atlantis, but their trip is interrupted as a seaquake awakens an ancient evil! And the League's only hope comes from a most unexpected team member: Stargirl!


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #21
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Sean Galloway


Professor Chang blasts Beast Boy with his new G.A.R.T.H.


Gun and transforms him into…Garthzilla! When the giant green monster starts trashing the city, the Titans have no choice but to


bust out their secret weapon…the Titans Go-Bot 5!


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

TEEN TITANS GO! VOL. 3: BRING IT ON! TP
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Dave Bullock


Those super-powered teenaged stars of the Cartoon Network are back in a third volume packed with the amazing adventures of Robin, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg and Starfire collected from TEEN TITANS GO! #11-15!


On sale July 20 o 5" x 7.375" o104 pg, FC, $6.99 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 1: GET DOWN!
Written by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch, Dean Haspiel and others


Art by Kim Arndt, Jeff Albrecht and others


Cover by Gary Fields


It's time to get funky with the stars of Cartoon Network, collected in a new manga-sized collection reprinting stories from CARTOON CARTOONS and DEXTER'S LABORATORY! Featuring the adventures of Dexter, the Kids Next Door, Johnny Bravo and more!


On sale July 20 o 5" x 7.375" o112 pg, FC, $6.99 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #11
Written by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch, Dean Haspiel, and others


Art by Scott Neely,


John Delaney and others


Cover by Robert Pope


Where, oh, where has Billy's


cat gone? When Mandy's dog fails to find the wayward kitten, Grim summons up his dog: Cerberus! This might be the end for Endsville! Plus, tales of Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and the Eds!


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

POWERPUFF GIRLS #64
Written by Robbie Busch, Abby Denson, and John Rozum


Art by Chris Cook, Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes & Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Phil Moy


Princess gets persnickety when Bubbles wows Townsville with her gardening. It looks like there won't be peas in our time as Princess experiments with new ways to cause trouble!


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

LOONEY TUNES #128
Written by Sam Agro, Robbie Busch and Frank Strom


Art by David Alvarez, Leo Batic, Mike DeCarlo and Horacio Ottolini


Cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo


When Porky and Daffy become used-car dealers, it's hard to tell who's more crooked - they or the bank robbers posing as their customers! Also, Witch Hazel needs


a date, but it'll take a little of that old black magic to find her one!


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #98
Written by Chuck Dixon,


Sholly Fisch and John Rozum


Art by Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy and Horacio Ottolini


Cover by Staton


Little old ladies are always hiring Mystery, Inc. to check out haunted houses. So why does their latest client seem disappointed when they scare off the ghosts? Plus, puzzles, facts, and art lessons!


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

MAD #456
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Get ready for more MADness, as only The Usual Gang of Idiots can deliver! Chock full of movie parodies, gags, laughs, and the non-stop hilarity you demand! Plus, lower your expectations and this issue will be even better!


On sale July 7 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.50 US

MAD XL #35
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


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


On sale July 13 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

TENRYU: THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Matoh Sanami


CMX. The thrilling saga by the creator of the hit manga Fake continues! Ryukei and Hiryu are members of the Black Dragon Gang. To their astonishment, this is not just a name: they are actually Dragons, possessed of unique magical powers. Luckily for them, they have met the beautiful Ryurei, who is taking them to her grandfather in hopes of learning more about their powers. Unluckily for them, the vicious Red Wolf Gang leader is determined to snare Ryurei for his bride-whether she wants him or not! It's wolf versus dragon in this shape-shifting sword-and-sorcery shakedown!!


On sale July 27 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Aoike Yasuko


CMX. Major Eberbach has been ordered to hire international playboy thief Eroica to steal military secrets for NATO in Rome! But Eroica's ego demands a bigger prize than mere documents! A crisis erupts as the KGB, the Italian police, the Mafia, and the Roman Catholic Church are ensnared in Eroica's scheme!


On sale July 13 o 5" x 7.375" o 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Tsukuba Sakura


CMX. An order from the student council threatens to destroy Arou's school garden! To make matters worse, Kanade has glimpsed a future in which the beautiful student council president falls in love with him! Does Kanade have enough confidence in Arou to disregard her vision?


On sale July 20 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

MADARA VOL. 4
Illustrated by Sho-u Tajima


Written by Eiji Otsuka


CMX. Illustrated by the designer of Kill Bill Vol. 1's animated sequences! Madara has defied the prophecy, choosing to live the normal life of a peaceful villager. A second Kusanagi sword combined with his own could determine the fate of the war, but Madara has had enough of using his deadly powers. But his brother Kageo and the demon Moki have other ideas. When they descend upon the village in search of Madara's weapon, he must either choose his heritage or die!


On sale July 7 o 5" x 7.375" o 198 pg, B&W, $9.99 US


MATURE READERS

ALBION #2
Plotted by Alan Moore


Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion


Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman


Cover by Dave Gibbons


Alan Moore's 6-issue miniseries reimagining classic British heroes continues! While Penny and Danny do their best to repair and refurbish Robot Archie to his past glory, they share with each other stories of a bygone heroic era. Meanwhile, Grimly Fiendish is imprisoned and thrown into solitary confinement. Plus, the introduction of the mysterious character known as Captain Hurricane.


On sale July 27 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg., FC, $2.99 US

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE #2
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


The longest, most ambitious ASTRO CITY epic ever heats up! The Silver Agent is accused of murder and treason at the Paris Peace Talks - and back home, criminals are coming under fire from the Blue Knight! How are Charles and Royal Williams connected to both heroes? There's panic in the streets and trouble around the world as the turbulent saga of Astro City in the 1970s continues. Also featuring The N-Forcer, Starfighter, the Street Angel, the First Family's new member, and more!


On sale July 27 o 2 of 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #10
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend


Cover by Nguyen


Long thought dead, Henry Bendix has secretly been running the world for years! Now the Authority is back - under new leadership - and they're on a collision course with their ex-Weatherman! Plus, the debut of a new team member!


On sale July 20 o 10 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Mature Readers

THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE SC
Written by John Ridley


Art and cover by Ben Oliver


A softcover edition of the thrilling original hardcover graphic novel by screenwriter John Ridley (Three Kings ) and red-hot artist Ben Oliver (THE LOSERS)! The U.S. President sets a plan in motion that could destroy the Authority from the inside…a plan so cunning and unexpected, it'll shake the Authority to its very core!


On sale July 7 o 96 pg, FC, $17.99 US o MATURE READERS

CITY OF TOMORROW #4
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Chaykin


Master storyteller Howard Chaykin continues to weave a tale of suspense and decadence! As the secrets of Columbia begin to surface, prodigal son Tucker Foyle continues his quest to free the island state from robotic tyranny while discovering not all robots are bad!


On sale July 27 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #13
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Harris


Part 2 of "Fact vs. Fiction!" Mayor Hundred is one of twelve angry New Yorkers deliberating a scandalous case, but one of his fellow jurors is withholding a dark secret. Plus, the Mayor's closest allies investigate the identity of the mysterious new super-hero who's flown into town.


On sale July 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DESOLATION JONES #2
Written by Warren Ellis


Art and cover by J.H. Williams III


The blistering new bimonthly series by Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, OCEAN) and J.H. Williams III (PROMETHEA, SEVEN SOLDIERS) continues! It's another day at the office for Desolation Jones as he follows up leads on a particularly tough case. Jones delves deep into the rancid side of LA's spook community as he searches for answers - and a missing girl - in his search for a film that too many people are interested in.


On sale July 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE INTIMATES #9
Written by Joe Casey


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope


Cover by Camuncoli, Hope & Rian Hughes


Summer vacation continues - but for Punchy and Destra, this will be a vacation like no other! There's a mystery to be solved, and they can't do it alone. Plus, who is Arthur, and what are his plans for self-modification?


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MAJESTIC #7
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Neil Googe & Trevor Scott


Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


Even if Majestic were alive, Earth is beyond salvation! The world has been conquered by a new breed of Daemonites who are about to use ancient Kheran technology to transform the planet into a world where only they can survive.


On sale July 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATADOR #3
Written by Devin Grayson


Art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze


Lt. Isabel Cardona's investigation of a deadly serial killer gets personal! Neither of Izzy's lovers is powerful enough to keep her safe once she's connected to the Matador, and the stakes are raised when calamity strikes, cutting down someone close to her heart!


On sale July 7 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #6
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art and cover by Juan Santacruz


The climactic conclusion of the TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT saga, as the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance! The new hero Serenity must succeed where her predecessor failed, even as Twilight battles the Righteous, the man who killed his mother. If these two young heroes fail, two worlds die!


On sale July 7 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SILENT DRAGON #1
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan


Cover by Yu


From critically acclaimed writer Andy Diggle (ADAM STRANGE, THE LOSERS) and superstar art team Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan (SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT) comes a story of love, betrayal, honor and war set against the backdrop of a not-so-distant future!


Tokyo, A.D. 2063 Renjiro is chief advisor to Japan's most notorious gangster: the Yakuza warlord Hideaki. Under his guidance, the Black Dragon Clan has seized total control of Honshu's underworld, ruthlessly crushing any and all opposition.


But Hideaki dreams of even greater glories - namely, the overthrow of the government itself! Japan's hard-line military junta will do anything to stop him, even if it means civil war - and in Renjiro, they have found the ultimate pawn to set their plan in motion.


Caught between a lifetime of honor and loyalty to his Yakuza clan and the iron-fisted might of the military elite, Renjiro will find that the only way to avoid total annihilation is to play both sides against the middle!


On sale July 27 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Edited by Ben Abernathy

PROMETHEA COVERS BOOK
Art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray


Cover by Williams


ABC. Collecting every PROMETHEA cover by J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray, plus an essay by Williams describing the creative process.


Retailer note: A signed version of this book was previously included with the PROMETHEA #32 variant edition. Supplies may be limited; orders may be allocated.


On sale July 13 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

PROMETHEA BOOK FIVE HC
Written by Alan Moore


Art by J.H. Williams III


Cover by Williams & Jose Villarrubia


ABC. The final volume of PROMETHEA, collecting issues #26-32! This is the story of the end of the world, of the last days before the Apocalypse, with guest stars from around the America's Best globe who try to do what they always do: save the day!


On sale July 20 o 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US

PROMETHEA BOOK ONE TP
Written by Alan Moore


Art by J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray and Charles Vess


Cover by Williams & Gray


ABC Reoffered to coincide with PROMETHEA BOOK FIVE, this volume collects the first six issues of the acclaimed series!


On sale July 20 o 176 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

PROMETHEA BOOK TWO TP
Written by Alan Moore


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


ABC Reoffered to coincide with PROMETHEA BOOK FIVE, the second trade paperback of the critically acclaimed, award-winning series collects issues #7-12.


On sale July 20 o 176 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

PROMETHEA BOOK THREE TP
Written by Alan Moore


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


ABC Reoffered to coincide with PROMETHEA BOOK FIVE, Featuring this volume collects issues #13-18, the first half of a cosmic road trip!


On sale July 20 o 160 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

PROMETHEA BOOK FOUR TP
Written by Alan Moore


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


ABC Reoffered to coincide with PROMETHEA BOOK FIVE, this volume includes the conclusion of Promethea's tour of the higher realms of the spirit from PROMETHEA #19-25!


On sale July 20 o 192 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

100 BULLETS #62
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


"Staring at the Son," Part 3. The "family" reunion continues on the sun-bleached streets of Miami. Benito continues his education, discovering where he fits in with the Trust. But will he follow in his father's footsteps or shun his deadly birthright? And why did Megan summon them to south Florida in the first place?


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

100 BULLETS VOL. 8: THE HARD WAY TP
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


Reprinting 100 BULLETS #50-58, unraveling the tangled mystery of the Trust as Wylie Times becomes the latest Minuteman to be reactivated by the Trust's one-time enforcer Agent Graves. But which side will he choose? Plus, an introduction by crime novelist Jason Starr (Twisted City, Tough Luck).


On sale July 20 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS VOL. 7: SAMURAI TP
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo RIsso


Cover by Dave Johnson


Reoffered to coincide with 100 BULLETS: THE HARD WAY, this collection includes the story "Chill in the Oven," from issues #43-49, in which Loop Hughes is joined in prison by a very unwelcome (and surprising) acquaintance. Also included is the Jack Daw tale "In Stinked."


On sale July 20 o 168 pg, FC, $12.95 US o MATURE READERS o Relist

DEATH: AT DEATH'S DOOR TP
Written by Jill Thompson


Art and cover by Thompson


Reoffered to coincide with THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES, this manga digest guest-starring Sandman features an original story that parallels the events of THE SANDMAN: SEASON OF MIST. Sisters Delirium and Despair throw a party for the dead which quickly gets out of control. It's up to Death to save the day - and the afterlife.


On sale July 20 o 5" x 7.5" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.95 US o MATURE READERS o Relist

THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES DIGEST
Written by Jill Thompson


Art and cover by Thompson


Neil Gaiman's inimitable sleuths from THE SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS star in their own Manga Digest.


THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES, guest-starring Death of the Endless, is brought to life by award-winning artist Jill Thompson (THE SANDMAN: BRIEF LIVES, Scary Godmother). Based on the overwhelming success of her first Manga Digest, DEATH: AT DEATH'S DOOR, Thompson has crafted an amazing original mystery that will appeal to both SANDMAN fans and shojou Manga enthusiasts.


Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, the dead British teenagers who are always on the run from Death, travel stateside to solve a missing persons case. Our intrepid heroes have been contacted by young Annika Abernathy, a student at a posh International Academy in Chicago. It seems that Annika's best friend has vanished. For Rowland and Paine to investigate the case properly, they decide to enroll as students at the school. And since it's an all-girls academy, the duo is forced to go undercover - in drag.


Secret passages, food fights, and far too many fashionistas abound as the Dead Boy Detectives solve the case and learn a lot about life from the precocious daughters of international ambassadors and famous rock stars.


As a bonus, this digest also features a free 8-page preview of T'k.


On sale July 7 o 5" x 7.375" o 144 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #39
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Lan Medina & Craig Hamilton


Cover by James Jean


A special interlude issue featuring guest art by Lan Medina and Craig Hamilton. While Boy Blue is questing through the Homelands, Fabletown is having major issues of its own. Someone has been divulging war secrets and strategies to the enemy, and when the culprit is discovered, the consequences are shocking…


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

HELLBLAZER #210
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


Part 4 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." John's infernal quest nears its end point, and Nergal finally spells out what's at stake. But sulfurous wastes and succubi still bar their path, and the demon has saved the best lie for last - the one that destroys every last possibility of success.


On sale July 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

THE LOSERS #26
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Colin Wilson


Cover by Jock


Legendary artist Colin Wilson (Lt. Blueberry, POINT BLANK) visits the Losers in Part 1 of the thrilling new 3-part story arc "Unamerica." Max's mysterious "Project" is revealed as a massive seismic event rocks the Persian Gulf. But his plans also hinge on another key element: an arsenal of nuclear warheads hidden in a ghost town near Chernobyl. And with the background radiation masking the warhead emissions, the Losers might as well be looking for a needle in a stack of needles…


On sale July 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

LUCIFER #64
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


Lucifer, Elaine and Jill Presto's new offsping Noema have been transported to Hell. But Lucifer must contend with Christopher Rudd, the messiah of the damned, and all the ramifications the war in Heaven has unleashed.


On sale July 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

MNEMOVORE #4
Written by Hans Rodionoff & Ray Fawkes


Art and cover by Mike Huddleston


While Kaley struggles to reconnect the fragments of her former life and make sense of what's happening to her, she is betrayed on all sides. Meanwhile, Mike Neville descends into the abyss and emerges with a newfound purpose: to protect the terrible spawn of the information age.


On sale July 13 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE #2
Written by Mike Carey


Consultation by Neil Gaiman


Art and cover by Glenn Fabry


Mike Carey (LUCIFER, HELLBLAZER) and Glenn Fabry (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, PREACHER) continue their thrilling 9-issue adaptation of the popular novel by Sandman co-creator Neil Gaiman!


Richard Mayhew hates heights, but he finds himself trailing behind the mad Marquis De Carabras on his errand anyway. And just when he thinks he's finally finished with this whole affair, he finds that he's become a phantom in his own life. But if he doesn't want Croup and Vandemar to make him a "real" ghost, he needs to find Door before it's too late.


On sale July 27 o 2 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

PREACHER: ANCIENT HISTORY TP - NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Pugh, Carlos Ezquerra and Richard Case


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the classic collection featuring PREACHER SPECIAL: SAINT OF KILLERS #1-4, PREACHER SPECIAL: THE STORY OF YOU-KNOW-WHO and PREACHER SPECIAL: THE GOOD OLD BOYS, featuring tales of the oddest members of PREACHER's supporting cast.


On sale July 13 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

PREACHER: SALVATION TP - NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Dillon


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the classic collection featuring PREACHER #41-50, in which Jesse Custer becomes the sheriff of a troubled Texas town. This volume includes a cover gallery and reprints issue #50's pin-ups of the PREACHER cast by Jim Lee, Fabry, Tim Bradstreet, John McCrea, Doug Mahnke, and more.


On sale July 13 o 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

PREACHER: WAR IN THE SUN TP - NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Dillon and Peter Snejbjerg


Cover by Glenn Fabry


This new edition collects the story of Jesse Custer's ultimate battle with the Saint of Killers and the forces of Starr - and the catastrophic outcome - originally presented in PREACHER #34-40. Also included: the PREACHER SPECIAL: ONE MAN'S WAR one-shot profiling the villainous Starr.


On sale July 13 o 240 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

OTHERWORLD #5
Written by Phil Jimenez


Art and cover by Jimenez & Andy Lanning


There's trouble brewing in the mystic lands of the Otherworld, as our heroes face a powerful - and surprising - new threat. Can they convince the mythical creatures to join them in the fight? And back on Earth, those who were left behind contend with the aftermath of the night Cessaire came to L.A.


On sale July 27 o 5 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #17
Written by Joshua Dysart


Art and cover by Enrique Breccia


"Healing the Breach" Part 3 of 4. Why do the strange bio-mech invaders in the infected Green look so similar to the sea monster who dwells in the trenches of the poisoned Mexico basin? Swamp Thing, carried by the raging autumn storm waters, rushes towards the Gulf of Mexico "wound" and into the embrace of a mystery.


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

TRIGGER #8
Written by Jason Hall


Art and cover by John Watkiss


Things are back to normal for Carter Lennox - but when you're a deadly assassin, what's "normal"? And Deirdre Meyers receives another anonymous tip from her Ethicorp informant that could break the Trigger story wide-open. But after her life-threatening encounters with the shadow police force, will she take the bait? Final issue.


On sale July 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #35
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Goran Sudzuka & José Marzan Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


The explosive conclusion of the 4-part "Girl on Girl." The good ship Whale makes its final stand against the crew's heavily armed pursuers, and countless women meet a watery grave. Will any of Yorick's companions survive? Plus, a woman from Yorick's past makes a startling reappearance.


On sale July 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 5: RING OF TRUTH TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & José Marzan, Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


Collecting issues #24-31 of the runaway hit series! Yorick's unbalanced sister Hero tracks him to San Francisco, only to find him seemingly succumbing to the male-killing plague after losing his still-unused engagement ring to agents of the Setauket Ring.


On sale July 13 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 4 - SAFEWORD TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art and cover by Pia Guerra, Goran Parlov, and José Marzan, Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


Reoffered to coincide with Y: THE LAST MAN - RING OF TRUTH TP, this volume reprints issues #18-23 of the dynamic series. In the care of a fellow Culper Ring member, Yorick Brown is forced to confront his tremendous feelings of survivor guilt that lead him to constantly put his life in danger.


On sale July 13 o 144 pg, FC, $12.95 US o Mature Readers o Relist

THE BATMAN: BATMOBILE MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


The third in the series of The Batman Maquettes by DC Direct, inspired by the hit Kid's WB! and Cartoon Network show! The Batmobile is as fast and deadly as lightning, racing through the darkened, gritty streets of Gotham City. This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 4" tall x 6.25" wide x 10" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 2 o Maquette o $89.99 US

BATMAN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 2005 COLLECTOR'S PLATE
Art by Alex Ross


This Holiday Collector's Plate features a stunning illustration of The Joker and his little helper, Harley Quinn, bringing joy and laughter to a very unhappily detained Batman! This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain Collector's Plate measures approximately 10.5" 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 November 23 o Collector's Plate o $59.99 US

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: BATMAN
Manufactured by Japanese toy manufacturer Yamato exclusively for the Japanese toy market, these limited-edition Batman figures are available outside of Asia only under special arrangement with DC Direct! The BATMAN IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE includes a stone dungeon-like diorama base measuring 8" high x 5.5" wide x 3.2" deep This figure is limited to 7,000 pieces.


Retro-solicited; on sale July 7 o Action Figure o PI

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: BANE
The BANE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE comes with a demolition-inspired diorama base measuring 6.3" high x 5" wide x 3.7" deep. This figure is limited to 7,000 pieces.


Retro-solicited; on sale July 7 o Action Figure o PI

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: BATGIRL
The BATGIRL IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE includes a building cornice diorama base measuring 6.8" high x 4.3" wide x 3" deep. This figure is limited to 7,000 pieces.


Retro-solicited; on sale July 7 o Action Figure o PI

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: CATWOMAN
The CATWOMAN IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE comes with a whip, a Gotham City nightscape and a diorama base measuring 7.5" high x 4.3" wide x 3" deep. This figure is limited to 7,000 pieces.


Retro-solicited; on sale July 7 o Action Figure o PI

Retailers please note: The BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR WAVE 3 ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers but are sold in Master Cases only. Each figure is limited to 7,000 pieces and is only available for sale outside of Asia. Orders may be allocated.

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 2: BATMAN
Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURES WAVE 3. This figure includes a Gotham City nightscape featuring the Bat Signal, as well as a diorama base measuring 9" high x 3.8" wide x 4" deep.


Retro-solicited; on sale July 7 o 6.2" o Action Figure o PI

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 2: THE PENGUIN
Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURES WAVE 3. This figure comes with a water-sewer inspired diorama base measuring 6.2" high x 4.5" wide x 4"deep, as well as an umbrella (2.7" long) and a "rubber" duckie ( .7").


Retro-solicited; on sale July 7 o 5.9" o Action Figure o PI

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: POISON IVY
Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURES WAVE 3. This figure comes with an amazing garden diorama base measuring 6.6" high x 4.9" wide x 3.5" deep, as well as a perfume bottle (.3" high).


Retro-solicited; on sale July 7 o Action Figure o 7" o PI

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: THE RIDDLER
Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURES WAVE 3. This figure comes with a puzzle-inspired "Riddle Me This"diorama base measuring 6.4" high x 4.3" wide x 3.3" deep, as well as a cane measuring 4.9".


Retro-solicited; on sale July 7 o 5.7" o Action Figure o PI

Retailers please note CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: SERIES 2: ANTI-MONITOR, ROBOT BRAINIAC, EARTH 2 SUPERMAN, BARRY ALLEN FLASH, BATTLE ARMOR LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. The Battle Armor Lex Luthor Action Figure is only available to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging & pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

An amazing new series of action figures springing from one of the greatest stories ever to rock the DCU!

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: ANTI-MONITOR ACTION FIGURE
Countless champions perish in order to prevent the Anti-Monitor from gaining fuel through the destruction of individual realities! The Anti-Monitor Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 16o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: BARRY ALLEN FLASH ACTION FIGURE
Barry Allen, the protector of Central City, has the power to violate select laws of physics and super speed ability! The Barry Allen Flash Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 16 o Action Figure o 6.25" H o PI

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: EARTH 2 SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
The first super-hero to arrive on Earth-2 and help defeat the Anti-Monitor! The Earth 2 Superman Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 16 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: BATTLE-ARMOR LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE
A genius, criminal scientist, Lex builds a suit of battle armor, incorporating the most deadly weapons, in order to bring down The Man of Steel. This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a flag accessory and display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 16 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: ROBOT BRAINIAC ACTION FIGURE
One of Earth's villains evolved into a techno-organic entity housed within a giant skull-shaped vessel. This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 16 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

KINGDOM COME: SPECTRE, GREEN LANTERN & NORMAN McCAY STATUE
Designed by Alex Ross


Sculpted by Tony Cipriano


The second multicharacter statue direct from the pages of the best-selling miniseries KINGDOM COME! This statue features Ross's striking visions of the Spectre, Green Lantern and the minister Norman McCay. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 5.75" tall x 5.5" wide x 3" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited up to 1,500 pieces.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 30 o Statue o $89.99 US

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


Sculpted by Tony Cipriano


Reoffered to coincide with KINGDOM COME: SPECTRE, GREEN LANTERN & NORMAN McKAY STATUE, 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. Retailers note: This item is available in limited quantities; orders may be allocated.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 30 o Statue o $89.99 US o Relist

HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI MAQUETTE SET
DC Direct presents the Cartoon Network Collection! Take two real-life Japanese rock star cuties. Turn them into hypercool animated characters. Throw in some over-the-top comedy, cutting-edge music, kitschy Japanese icons and a short manager with shallow pockets, and you've got Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette set measures approximately 6.25" tall x 11" wide x 5" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited up to 1,500 pieces.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 23 o Maquette Set o $125.00 US

SUPERMAN & BATMAN DELUXE BOOKENDS
Designed by Ed McGuinness


Sculpted by James Shoop


In this stunning new set of bookends designed by fan-favorite artist Ed McGuinness (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, JLA CLASSIFIED), the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight join forces to destroy their longtime enemies Bizarro and Man-Bat! This dramatic limited-edition, cold-cast porcelain bookends set includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity. Each side measures approximately 8.25" tall x 6.5" wide x 6.5" deep, and they are packaged together in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 9 o Bookend Set o $295.00

SUPERMAN 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
The SUPERMAN 13" Deluxe Collector Figure is an exciting new addition to DC Direct's line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1/6-scale figures! Wearing his iconic costume, this figure is fully poseable with 28 points of articulation. Superman comes with two sets of removable hands - one set has independently articulated fingers and the other closed fists - along with a 7.5" bendable "steel" girder and breakaway "chains." The figure also includes Clark Kent's lined suit, white long-sleeve shirt, fabric tie and socks. The transformation from superhero to reporter is complete with plastic eyeglasses, and a copy of the Daily Planet newspaper. This figure is packaged in a four-color displayable collector box.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 2 o Collector Figure o $89.99 US

SUPERMAN: STRENGTH POSTER
Art by Alex Ross


Originally published as the cover of SUPERMAN: STRENGTH #3, Alex Ross paints a striking iconic rendition of the Man of Steel! This full-color poster measures 24" x 36".


Advance-solicited; on sale November 30 o Poster o $7.99 US

WONDER WOMAN IDENTITY CRISIS POSTER
Art by Michael Turner


Originally published as the cover of IDENTITY CRISIS #4, this poster features Wonder Woman as an elegant symbol of strength. This beautifully illustrated 4-color poster measures 24" x 36".


Advance-solicited; on sale November 30 o Poster o $7.99 US

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