DC Comics Previews for 12/20/05

Tue, December 20th, 2005 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Arune Singh, Staff Writer

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Batman Annual #25

Written by Judd Winick; Art by Shane Davis and Mark Morales; Cover by Jock

The secret behind the return of Jason Todd is revealed! Join writer Judd Winick (BATMAN, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW), artists Shane Davis (BATMAN, ROBIN) and Mark Morales (New Avengers) and cover artist Jock (BATMAN covers, THE LOSERS) for the compelling story behind the Red Hood's origin and mysterious return to Gotham! Find out how the former Robin survived "A Death in the Family" to become one of the Batman's deadliest adversaries.

Batman | 48pg. | Color | $4.99 US


On Sale March 8, 2006

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Written by Sam Kieth; Art and cover by Kieth

The Dark Knight faces off against his most villainous adversary - The Joker - in this 5-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Sam Kieth (SCRATCH, The Maxx)!

Kieth weaves a dark tale of violence and mayhem, and how heroes are treated by the media and viewed by the public. As Batman and The Joker face off, their confrontation is inadvertently caught on film - and Gotham's protector appears to be pummeling Joker without mercy, much to the delight of the frenzied press! Plus, a secret from young Bruce Wayne's past is revealed!

Batman | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US


On Sale March 1, 2006

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Written by Keith Giffen and John Rogers; Art and Cover by Cully Hamner

Keith Giffen (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE) and hot screenwriter John Rogers (Catwoman) team with Cully Hamner (RED, BATMAN: TENSES) to bring back the Beetle! Tearing its way through the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE and INFINITE CRISIS, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to the powers of the Scarab, you don't get one without the other.

DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US


On Sale March 29, 2006

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[Editor's Note: to learn more, check out our interview with Seagle.]

Written by Steven T. Seagle; Art by Becky Cloonan; Cover by Frank Quitely

YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR FIRST TIME…

Adam Chamberlain is a 20-year-old youth minister, a best-selling author, and most important, the head of a rabid national virginity movement. But practicing virgin or not...Adam is about to lose it.

Just a few weeks shy of marrying the girl of his dreams - the only woman God has said he can ever know sexually - Adam's fate, future and sex life are cast in direct opposition with God's Word.

Like Y: THE LAST MAN, the series follows one man's dark quest into unknown territories - geographically and emotionally. A shocking terrorist act casts Adam adrift in exotic locales not so easily managed by a slick image, a clever comeback or the Good Book. Adam is forced to confront head-on the very rifts we all feel between our carnal desires and whatever higher power we answer to.

Will Adam's first time be his last?

Featuring the deft, cutting edge writing skills of seven-time Eisner Award nominee Steven T. Seagle (the nationally acclaimed IT'S A BIRD...) and the frenetic, high-contrast art of two-time Eisner Award-nominated artist Becky Cloonan (Demo, Wizard's "Best Indie Book" for 2004), AMERICAN VIRGIN will be previewed in Y: THE LAST MAN #41 and includes a bonus interview with the creators. Erotically charged covers for the series will be created by the inimitable Eisner Award-winning artist Frank Quitely (WE3, ALL STAR SUPERMAN).

Vertigo | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US | Mature Readers


On Sale March 8, 2006

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