DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping May, 2006

Mon, February 13th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in May of 2006.

DC Solicitations - Last Six Months

DETECTIVE COMICS #819
Written by James Robinson


Art by Leonard Kirk & Andy Clarke


Cover by Simone Bianchi


Part 5 of "Face the Face," the 8-part story crossing over with BATMAN! As the body count mounts and more villains die, Batman continues his hunt for Gotham's newest vigilante. Meanwhile, Robin must deal with his life as an orphan, and Jason Bard must deal with Harvey Dent.


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #653
Written by James Robinson


Art by Don Kramer & Michael Bair


Cover by Simone Bianchi


The Penguin takes center stage in Part 6 of "Face the Face," the 8-part story crossing over with DETECTIVE COMICS! But can the Penguin survive Harvey Dent's new brand of justice? Only Batman and Jason Bard can uncover the answers in time to save the Penguin's life!


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #205-206
Written by Justin Gray


Art by Steven Cummings


Cover by Gary Erskine


Concluding the 3-part "Madmen of Gotham," written by Justin Gray (JONAH HEX) with art by Steven Cummings (DEADSHOT)! In issue #205, the creature who calls herself "Vanity" is merely the first line of defense created by the mastermind who threatens all of Batman's city. Who is this hidden persuader, and why does he know everything about the Dark Knight?


And in the shocking finale, Batman plummets from a five-story building - and things quickly get worse from there! The smartest man in Gotham is also the craziest…and he's somehow connected to Batman's past!


Issue #205 on sale May 17; issue #206 on sale May 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #55
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Adam Hughes


The new Catwoman turns to a longtime JSA member for training, but is the East End ready for a brutal, violent heroine? And Selina questions her decision to step away from her life as Catwoman. But it's too late to go back…isn't it?


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING #120
Written by Bruce Jones


Art by Joe Dodd & Bit


Cover by Jock


Two Nightwings are on the prowl in New York - and one is a murderous madman! Now the twin crime bosses - the Pierce Brothers - want the head of Nightwing, and they don't care which one!


On sale May 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #150
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Freddie Williams II


Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins


The mystery of who framed Robin is solved, the true fate of Batgirl is revealed, and Robin receives an offer he may not live to refuse!


On sale May 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MAN-BAT #2
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by Mike Huddleston


The miniseries written by Bruce Jone with art by Mike Huddleston continues! Kirk Langstrom, a.k.a. Man-Bat, finds himself more alone than ever before. With blood on his hands and Gotham City's authorities after him, Langstrom must flee! But he can't escape his past actions or his present troubles, as more bodies pile up and two deadly foes of Batman go to war against each other - with Man-Bat caught in the middle!


On sale May 17 o 2 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #10
Written by Andrew Helfer


Art by Tan Eng Huat


Cover by Pat Lee


Batman's early career very nearly goes up in smoke as the various aspects of his civilian life and his heroic mission explode like wildfire! In the end, either Bruce Wayne - or Batman - may have to "die"!


On sale May 31 o 10 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: SECRETS #3
Written by Sam Kieth


Art and cover by Kieth


Batman and The Joker go toe to toe! As The Joker's scheme


to discredit Batman in the media comes undone, the two mortal foes come face to face - to have a talk? Plus, more on the secret from Bruce Wayne's past is revealed.


On sale May 10 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: YEAR ONE HUNDRED #4
Written by Paul Pope


Art and cover by Pope


How can a man who isn't supposed to exist be in two places at once? Batman continues to baffle both federal agents and GCPD officers as he pursues his mysterious endgame. This action-packed tale reveals the motivation behind the Dark Knight's return in the year 2039.


On sale May 17 o 4 of 4 o Prestige Format o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

BATMAN: THRILLKILLER TP - New Printing
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Daniel Brereton


Back in print after a long absence, it's a stunning new printing


of the classic Elseworlds tale from writer Howard Chaykin and artist Daniel Brereton! This edition includes the 3-issue THRILLKILLER miniseries and the THRILLKILLER '62 special, in which Batgirl and


Robin serve as the defenders of Gotham during the early 1960s.


On sale May 3 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US o New Printing

BATMAN: UNDER THE HOOD VOL. 2 TP
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Doug Mahnke, Shane Davis, Eric Battle and others


Cover by Jock


Collecting the stories of the Red Hood from BATMAN #645-650 and BATMAN ANNUAL #1! Jason Todd has seemingly come back from the dead as Gotham's newest vigilante, and his violent ways pit him against the Dark Knight - but not before Jason takes hostage the very person responsible for his death: The Joker!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 7 o 192 pg, FC, $9.99 US

BATMAN: UNDER THE HOOD VOL. 1 TP
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen and others


Cover by Matt Wagner


Reoffered to coincide with UNDER THE HOOD VOL. 2, this collection includes BATMAN #635-641. Batman is confronted with a hidden face from the past! With Black Mask controlling the Gotham underworld, what role will Red Hood have when all is said and done?


On sale May 3 o 176 pg, FC, $9.99 US o Relist

BATMAN: THE DYNAMIC DUO ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, Ed "France" Herron and Bill Finger


Art by Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Sid Greene and Murphy Anderson


Cover by Infantino & Giella


The latest DC Archive Edition reprints BATMAN #168-171 and DETECTIVE COMICS #334-339 (1964-1965)! This volume includes the first appearance of the "New Look" Batman logo, the reappearance of The Penguin and The Riddler and more, plus an introduction by Batman Begins producer Michael Uslan.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o 210 pg, FC, $49.99 US

BATMAN: THE DYNAMIC DUO ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox and John Broome


Art and cover by Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella


Reoffered to coincide BATMAN: THE DYNAMIC DUO ARCHIVES VOL. 2, this volume reprints DETECTIVE COMICS #327-339 - considered to be the first "Silver Age" adventures of Batman & Robin.


On sale May 3 o 240 pg, FC, $49.99 US o Relist

SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE MOVIE ADAPTATION
Written by Martin Pasko


Art by Matt Haley


Photo Cover


The most anticipated movie event of the year gets its own official comics adaptation from DC Comics, written by Martin Pasko with art by Matt Haley! While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 6 o 72 pg, FC, $6.99 US

SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE MOVIE AND MORE TALES OF THE MAN OF STEEL TP
Written by Martin Pasko, E. Nelson Bridwell and various


Art by Matt Haley, Curt Swan,


Murphy Anderson and various


Photo Cover


Experience the thrilling movie adaptation by Martin Pasko and Matt Haley, then continue with a collection of several classic stories collected from various Superman titles - including a special origin tale originally presented in THE AMAZING WORLD OF SUPERMAN, METROPOLIS EDITION #1 (written by E. Nelson Bridwell, with art by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson).


Advance-solicited; on sale July 6 o 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #4
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Frank Quitely


Jimmy Olsen, the Daily Planet's "Mister Action," is young, brilliant, and reckless! For this week's story he must become the director-for-a-day of P.R.O.J.E.C.T. With top agents assigned to protect him, he's looking forward to an easy day of jet-setting and international liaisons all in the name of scientific discovery. Instead, P.R.O.J.E.C.T. receives a terrifying directive - to take down a rogue Superman!


On sale May 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #652
Written by Kurt Busiek & Geoff Johns


Art by Pete Woods


Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson


Don't miss Part 5 of the 8-part "Up, Up, and Away," written by Kurt Busiek (SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, JLA/AVENGERS) & Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS, TEEN TITANS) with eye-popping art by Pete Woods (CATWOMAN) and covers by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN)!


After the startling revelations of ACTION COMICS #838, a damaged, vulnerable Clark Kent tries to continue as Superman - even though a legion of villains - including Silver Banshee and Hellgrammite - are coming after him! Meanwhile, Luthor's discovery from last issue may be the key to destroying Superman and seizing control of Metropolis once and for all. Plus, meet the newest addition to Superman's rogues gallery: Virus!


On sale May 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #839
Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek


Art by Pete Woods


Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson


Part 6 of the 8-part "Up, Up, and Away!" While Superman goes all-out to clean up the plague of villains overrunning Metropolis, Lex Luthor finally strikes with a devastating attack that could literally tear the city apart!


And as Lex unleashes an engine of destruction from the center of the Earth, lost secrets of Krypton are revealed, the Daily Planet faces a huge story without its top reporter, and three unexpected words mark a turning point for Lois and Clark!


On sale May 31o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #27
Written by Mark Verheiden


Art by Kevin Maguire


Cover by Ethan Van Sciver


New writer Mark Verheiden (SUPERMAN) makes his


debut with a story that spotlights Power Girl and Huntress, featuring art by Kevin Maguire (JLA CLASSIFIED) and a cover by GREEN LANTERN's Ethan Van Sciver! Can an all-different World's Finest team save Superman and Batman as an old villain commits his final act of revenge? Get ready for a thrill-ride full of unexpected twists!


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jerry Coleman, Bill Finger and Otto Binder


Art by Curt Swan, Wayne Boring, Al Plastino and Kurt Schaffenberger


Cover by Swan & George Klein


The second Showcase spotlighting the Silver Age exploits of Superman features ACTION COMICS #258-275 and SUPERMAN #134-145! The Man of Steel faces off against a wide array of threats, from the impish Mr. Mxyzptlk to the deadly alien Brainiac to the utterly incomprehensible Bizarro.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 14 o 576 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger and others


Art by Curt Swan, Dick Sprang and others


Cover by Swan & George Klein


This volume collects SUPERMAN #122-133 and ACTION COMICS #241-257, featuring the birth of the Silver Age Superman mythos, including the first appearances of Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortess of Solitude and more!


On sale May 3 o 560 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o Relist

SUPERGIRL #8
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Ed Benes & Alex Lei


Cover by Joe Benitez


The new series art team of Ed Benes & Alex Lei


(BIRDS OF PREY, SUPERMAN) joins writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, THE OMAC PROJECT) for an explosive new story! The shocking truth behind Supergirl's visit to Kandor is revealed, and it kicks off a new quest for the Girl of Steel! Plus, another battle with Power Girl!


On sale May 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL: POWER TP
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund


Cover by Michael Turner


Superstar writer Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN) and the red-hot art team of Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund join forces to deliver the adventures of Superman's cousin from Krypton, the one and only Kara Zor-el! Spinning out of the megapopular hit SUPERMAN/BATMAN: SUPERGIRL, this volume collecting SUPERGIRL #0-5 tells the story of Supergirl's whirlwind tour of the DCU! Along the way, she encounters the JSA, the Teen Titans, the Outsiders, and the JLA - but will she be an ally or enemy to the world's heroes?


Advance-solicited; on sale June 14 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE #1
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art and cover by Cliff Chiang


It's the rebirth of a hero in a new 3-issue miniseries written by Will Pfeifer (Catwoman, CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON, BLOOD OF THE DEMON) with art and covers by Cliff Chiang (Detective Comics, BEWARE THE CREEPER) that links the events of INFINITE CRISIS to the present - and the future!


Last year's DAY OF VENGEANCE miniseries saw the Spectre without a host, running rampant and destroying all sources of magic across the DCU. Now, the spirit of vengeance has been joined with a human host once more: Detective Crispus Allen from the Gotham City Police Department. But Allen wants nothing to do with the Spectre or his holy mission - and he's putting that mission into jeopardy!


On sale May 31 o 1 of 3 o 82 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Matt Idelson

CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #3-4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Dan Jurgens & Palmiotti


Cover by Daniel Acua


The mystery within Bldhaven deepens in the new, twice-monthly miniseries! When a door-to-door search uncovers the body of a comatose hero, things suddenly become more complicated. And trouble begins when Major Force arrives, and the secret behind the government's chilling new SHADE agency is uncovered!


Issue #3 on sale May 10; issue #4 on sale May 24 o 3 and 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #42
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Butch Guice


In Part 3 of the 6-part "Once and Future," Aquaman's search for news of his father takes him to the surface world and its civilization for the first time, where he meets a new ally and ends up in a pitched battle! See why everyone's talking about the amazing new direction for this classic character!


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #94
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Paulo Siqueira & Robin Riggs


Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson


The Society pulls out the big gun: Prometheus! Can the Huntress outwit a kidnapper who's got the skills of thirty assassins and an escape route to the Ghost Zone?


On sale May 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #15
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer


Art by Byrne & Dan Green


Cover by Byrne


At last, it's the confrontation that had to happen: Etrigan vs. the Lord of the Damned!


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

52: WEEKS 1-4
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid


Breakdowns by Keith Giffen


Art by Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose and Jack Jadson


Backup feature by Dan Jurgens & Art Thibert


Covers by J.G. Jones


After the INFINITE CRISIS and before One Year Later, the DCU spent a year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. A year in which those heroes were needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance. Who stood up in their absence? And who sat out?


The story of DC's most eventful year ever can now be told as four of the hottest writers in comics - Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid - deliver an unprecedented weekly tale of death, danger, romance, intergalactic terror and the never-ending, universal meaning of heroism. Joined by storyteller Keith Giffen and cover artist J.G. Jones, 52 features art for the first month by Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, and Jack Jadson.


Also, starting in Week #2: "The History of the DC Universe," a 10-part backup feature by Dan Jurgens and Art Thibert that takes you on a tour through the legendary past of the DCU.


52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman...but not a year without heroes.


o Week 1 on sale May 10


o Week 2 on sale May 17


o Week 3 on sale May 24


o Week 4 on sale May 31


32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE BLUE BEETLE #3
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers


Art by Cynthia Martin & Phil Moy


Cover by Duncan Rouleau


The exciting new series written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers continues in an issue with guest art by Cynthia Martin (WONDER WOMAN, Star Wars, Hero Squared) and a cover by Duncan Rouleau (ACTION COMICS, JLA)! As the Beetle struggles with his new skills, trouble comes looking for him at 100 miles per hour!


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #2
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Jesus Saiz


Cover by Lee Bermejo


The thrilling new series by Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN), Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT) and cover artist Lee Bermejo (LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL) continues! The race is on to become the world's most super-powered nation - and when that nation is China, the new Checkmate faces its biggest challenge ever!


On sale May 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #25
Written by Stuart Moore


Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne


Cover by Brian Stelfreeze


It's The Nuclear Man vs. Killer Frost and Mister Freeze in an epic battle that rages from the mean streets of New York City to the very heart of the sun! Plus, the return of an important person in Firestorm's life - and a surprise guest star!


On sale May 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW #62
Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


It's the rematch of the century as Green Arrow and Deathstroke pick up where they left off in IDENTITY CRISIS… and this is one assassination you won't want to miss! But Oliver Queen has too much work to do as the new Mayor of Star City to die just yet!


On sale May 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #12
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos


Cover by Simone Bianchi


Cyborg Superman returns as "Revenge of the Green Lanterns" continues! Blackest night falls when Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner find themselves face to face with a group of Green Lantern P.O.W.s deep in the heart of Sector 3601. Meanwhile, learn about the case that has taken over John Stewart's life!


On sale May 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE TP
Written by Geoff Johns & Dave Gibbons


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy


Collecting the best-selling 5-issue miniseries! With the Guardians of the Universe back, the time has come to re-form the fabled Green Lantern Corps. While some familiar ring-wielders return to duty, others are recruited - and not everyone appreciates being drafted!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 21 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH HC
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Ethan Van Sciver and Prentis Rollins


Cover by Van Sciver


Reoffered to coincide with GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE, this hardcover collects the sold out 6-issue miniseries that re-established Hal Jordan as Earth's Green Lantern! Plus, an introduction by best-selling author Brad Meltzer (IDENTITY CRISIS).


On sale May 3 o 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US o Relist

ION #2
Written by Ron Marz


Art by Greg Tocchini


Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky


Writer Ron Marz (GREEN LANTERN) and artist Greg Tocchini (1602: New World, Thor: Son of Asgard) continue the new adventures of Kyle Rayner! Will Kyle survive an encounter with the Thanagarian bounty hunter sent to hunt him down? And why have the Guardians of the Universe forbidden all Green Lanterns from coming to Ion's aide?


On sale May 31 o 2 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HAWKGIRL #52
Written by Walter Simonson


Art and cover by Howard Chaykin


Hawkgirl's back on patrol in St. Roch, trying to rein in the rising gang violence plaguing the city. But when one gang called the Lizard Kings starts messing around with voodoo summonings, it's going to be even tougher for her to stop them!


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HARD TIME: SEASON TWO #6
Written by Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes


Art by Brian Hurtt & Steve Bird


Cover by Hurtt


Ethan is displaced from his body - and he has no idea how to return. It will take Fruitcake guiding him on a magical mystery tour for him to stand a chance of defeating Cutter.


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #7
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art by Luke Ross


Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli


It's fire, blood and death as Jonah Hex comes between an oil baron and a town with residents who don't want to leave when they're told.


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED: NEW MAPS OF HELL TP
Written by Warren Ellis


Art and cover by Butch Guice


Collecting the 6-part story from JLA CLASSIFIED #10-15, by Warren Ellis and Butch Guice! The various members of the JLA are drawn into a deadly web of illusions, each visiting a very personal vision of Hell. Manipulating them is a mysterious being known only as Z, and if he succeeds, the World's Greatest Super-Heroes are doomed!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 14 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT JUSTICE LEAGUE
Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatte


Art and cover by Kevin Maguire & Josef Rubinstein


Reoffered to coincide with JLA CLASSIFIED: NEW MAPS OF HELL, this volume collects JLA CLASSIFIED #4-9, the critically acclaimed follow-up to FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE by the acclaimed creative team of the 1980s JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA!


On sale May 3 o 144 pg, FC, $1299 US o Relist

JLA CLASSIFIED #22 & 23
Written by Steve Englehart


Art by Tom Derenick & Mark Farmer


Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway


Parts 1 and 2 of the 4-Part "A Game of Chance," written by Steve Englehart (BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE) with art by Tom Derenick (JLA) & Mark Farmer (JLA: THE NAIL) and covers by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway (DEADSHOT covers)! In this amazing story, the spotlight falls on the long-lost "Detroit League": Steel, Vixen, Vibe, Gypsy and team leader Martian Manhunter!


J'onn J'onzz takes the novice members of the untested Justice League to a remote location for some badly needed training -- but as luck would have it, Amos Fortune intends to build up his Royal Flush Gang's reputation by destroying the fledgling group!


Issue #22 on sale May 10; issue #23 on sale May 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #12
Written by Stuart Moore


Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti


Part 3 of the 4-part "The Fall and Rise of Vandal Savage!" Desperation sets in as Vandal Savage moves closer to death's door... and Alan Scott continues to avoid his wrath! But Savage's latest scheme just might hit the Golden Age Green Lantern too close to home…


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

b>JSA #85
Written by Paul Levitz


Art by Rags Morales, Dave Meikis and Luke Ross


Cover by George Prez


The thrilling new story by legendary Justice Society writer Paul Levitz and superstar penciller Rags Morales continues as the ghosts of the JSA's past rise to fight the team today! Plus, more insight into the secrets of the Gentleman Ghost!


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

POWER GIRL TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Paul Levitz and Paul Kupperberg


Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Staton & Dick Giordano and Mary Wilshire


Cover by Adam Hughes


Discover the origins of one of the DCU's most powerful heroines in this new collection featuring Power Girl stories from SHOWCASE #97-99, SECRET ORIGINS #11 and the sold-out JSA CLASSIFIED #1-4!


Is Power Girl the cousin of Earth-2's Superman? Granddaughter of an Atlantean mage? From the future or an alternate dimension? All Karen Starr knows is that she exists in a world that doesn't fit. When her powers begin changing or blanking out altogether, she searches for answers long denied her. The clues lead her to the deranged Psycho-Pirate, who may break her mind before she learns the truth.


This collection features her first solo adventure, plus her second secret origin and the sold-out first four issues of JSA CLASSIFIED, key stories tied to the cosmic events of INFINITE CRISIS!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 7 o 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

MANHUNTER #22
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco


Cover by Shawn Martinbrough


As the trial of Dr. Psycho takes an unexpected turn, a long-lost troublemaker steps back through cyberspace!


On sale May 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #36
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert


Cover by Daniel Acua


Nightwing's African mission is blown sky-high by a one-man military. Where did a tiny nation find a deadly super-speedster?


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #18
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray


Cover by Kitson


Where did Supergirl come from? Whatever happened to Brainiac 5, and just what did he do with Dream Girl's body? Who is Dream Boy? Plus, which of the Legionnaires has a secret identity - as a Science Police officer?


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #1
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Karl Kerschl


From the pages of the smash hit Villains United comes the 6-issue miniseries Secret Six, written by Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY, JLA CLASSIFIED) with art by Brad Walker (DETECTIVE COMICS) & Jimmy Palmiotti with covers by Karl Kerschl (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN)! They're a mysterious team - with a confidential roster - that walks the line between good and evil…and takes on the dirtiest, craziest missions in the DCU. And their first mission is to rescue one of their own from a North Korean prison before he's executed!


On sale May 24 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Tom Palmer Jr.

SHADOWPACT #1
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Willingham


Writer/artist Bill Willingham (DAY OF VENGEANCE, FABLES) launches a new series featuring the mismatched magical heroes from DAY OF VENGEANCE as the ragtag band reunites to stand against another menace to our universe! Join Nightmaster, Ragman, Nightshade, Blue Devil, Enchantress and Detective Chimp as they face brand-new villains! Featuring a guest appearance by Superman!


On sale May 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

TEEN TITANS #36
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad


In Part 3 of "The New Teen Titans," the team is forced to make a trip across the world and into the bizarre Dayton Manor, headquarters of the Doom Patrol! But the Brotherhood of Evil isn't far behind. Meanwhile, Robin discovers a secret about one of the new Titans.


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY #5
Written by Joe Kubert


Art and cover by Kubert


Once more into the breach! Easy Company's deadline to deliver their "package" to Allied forces in Riga is getting closer by the hour, and Riga seems further away than ever. Circumstances force Rock and Easy to spend the night in a farmer's barn…and what happens next is no joke!


On sale May 17 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WARLORD #4
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by Bart Sears


Terry and Alexa try to find Travis Morgan in Skartaris - but then wish they hadn't! And the Kolosin forces make their move on Shamballah!


On sale May 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN: DESTINY CALLING TP
Written by George Prez


Art by Prez, Art Adams, Brian Bolland, John Bolton and various


Cover by Prez


The fourth and final volume collecting the incredible run by comics master George Prez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS)! Wonder Woman must face a god among men! This volume collects WONDER WOMAN #20-24, plus ANNUAL #1, featuring a host of comics' greatest artists!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 21 o 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

WONDER WOMAN: GOD AND MORTALS TP
Written by George Prez, Greg Potter and Len Wein


Art by Prez & Bruce Patterso


Cover by Prez


Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN: DESTINY CALLING, this first volume in a series of four spotlighting the work of George Prez collects WONDER WOMAN #1-7, featuring the young Amazon's origin and her introduction to "Man's World." Plus, an introduction and rare art by Prez.


On sale May 3 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

WONDER WOMAN: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS TP
Written by George Prez, John Byrne and Len Wein


Art by Prez, Byrne, Dick Giordano, Bob Smith and Frank McLaughlin


Cover by Prez


Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN: DESTINY CALLING, the third volume collecting classic stories by George Prez reprints WONDER WOMAN #15-19 and ACTION COMICS #600. Wonder Woman faces her toughest opponents yet in tales featuring Silver Swan, Superman, Circe, Darkseid and more!


On sale May 3 o 160 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

WONDER WOMAN: CHALLENGE OF THE GODS TP
Written by George Prez and Len Wein


Art by Prez & Bruce Patterson


Cover by Prez


Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN: DESTINY CALLING, this second volume collects WONDER WOMAN #7-14, featuring the debut of the deadly Cheetah! CHALLENGE OF THE GODS also features a gallery section of rare Prez art.


On sale May 3 o 176 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

ELFQUEST: THE DISCOVERY #3
Written by Richard & Wendy Pini


Art and cover by Wendy Pini


At last - the Wolfriders and WaveDancers meet! As Sunstream and Brill finally celebrate their Recognition, Surge tests the limits of his power to prevent the WaveDancers from entering the Crystal Palace. But when Wolfrider chief Cutter tries to reason with Surge, not all the Palace's magic can prevent what happens next.


On sale May 10 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #21
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Dave McCaig


When Firefly and Mr. Freeze put Batman on ice - literally - it's up to Batgirl to save the day in her first solo adventure!


On sale May 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #21
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Carlo Barberi & Jesse Delperdang


Cover by Ty Templeton


A lovers' quarrel between Heat Wave and Killer Frost threatens to blow apart Star City! JLU lovebirds Green Lantern, Vixen, Green Arrow and Black Canary arrive to save the day, but when they begin to have similar flare-ups, will Star City suffer the consequences?


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO #31
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Sean Galloway


Nightwing comes back from the future to warn the Teen Titans and put a stop to the force of evil that will destroy them all - but is that force of evil Robin himself?


On sale May 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #1
Written by George Krstic, Robbie Busch and various


Art by Matt Jenkins, Mark Chiarello and various


Production art cover


Don't miss this first issue featuring all-new stories based on Cartoon Network's most action-packed original shows! Featuring MEGAS XLR, BEN 10, SAMURAI JACK and more!


On sale May 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 3: CAN YOU DIG IT?
Written by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch, Mr. Warburton and others


Art by Maurice Fontenot, Mike Wetterhahn, Jeff Albrecht and others


Cover by Robert Pope


Join the fun with Codename: Kids Next Door, Ed, Edd n' Eddy and other stars from Cartoon Network in this 112 page manga-sized collection reprinting stories from CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #1-4, #6-8 and #14!


Advanced solicited; In stores May 24 5" x 7.362" o 112 pg, FC, $6.99 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 4: BLAST OFF!
Written by John Rozum, Jono Howard, Robbie Busch and others


Art by Dave Simons, Scott Underwood, Gary Fields and others


Cover by Robert Pope


Get ready to blast into orbit with Courage, Grim, Billy and Mandy and other Cartoon Network stars in this 112 page manga-sized collection reprinting stories from CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY#5-13 and #15!


Advanced solicited; In stores May 24 5" x 7.362" o 112 pg, FC, $6.99 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #21
Written by Scott Roberts, Jim Alexander, and Sholly Fisch


Art by Cindy Morrow, Mike DeCarlo, Robert Pope and Jeff Albrecht


Cover by Pope


Mojo Jojo has had it with the Powerpuff Girls - so he's taking them to court! Can they handle the verdict? Plus, Grim has often thought Billy and Mandy would drive him crazy, but now he's actually in an asylum!


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #138
Written by Robbie Busch and Sam Agro


Art by Leo Batic, Dave Alvarez, Omar Aranda, Horacio Ottolini, Mike DeCarlo and Alberto Saichann


Cover by Walter Carzon & Ruben Torreiro


It's the All-Racing Special! Bugs and Daffy battle it out with stock racing cars, while Pepe Le Pew must choose between pursuing love or pursuing the trophy. aAd who knew the Abominable Snowman could snowboard?


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC,


$2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #108
Written by Darryl Kravitz, Scott Peterson and Scott Cunningham


Art by Scott Neely and Vince Deporter


Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae


While on the trail of the mysterious Science Ghoul, Scooby-Doo is accidentally duplicated, and joins the team! But just who - or what- is Scooby-Two? Plus, the gang investigates a haunted clubhouse, and comes face-to-face with a ghost coach on the baseball field!


On sale May 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #466
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


MAD rips into spring with the unmitigated force of a million laughs - be there to witness it within the pages of this hilarious issue!


On sale May 3 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #7
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


A jam-packed new issue of MAD CLASSICS, featuring the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals, Reader's Choice picks, and much more!


On sale May 10 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

OYAYUBIHIME INFINITY VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Toru Fujieda


CMX. Find out what happens when love gets in the way of fate in the new CMX series by creator Toru Fujieda! Long ago, a group of friends banded together - and now the whole gang has been reincarnated in the present day. Each has a reminder of the past: a butterfly-shaped birthmark on their thumbs. When the marks touch, they catch a glimpse of their shared past, though what they see doesn't always match.


Tsubame insists that he and Kanoko are fated to be together. By the time Kanoko finds out it's not true, it's too late: she's already fallen for him. In OYAYUBIHIME INFINITY, the "butterfly" friends must reconcile their ties to the past with their present desire for fun and romance!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 8
Written and illustrated by Oh! great


CMX. The action never lets up at the world's most outrageous and dangerous high school! To ensure that Shin's tragic fate doesn't repeat itself, Mitsuomi and Maya put aside their differences and go in hot pursuit of Aya, who's stolen the mystical sword Reiki. Later, they make a pact to resolve those differences - through a fight to the finish at the upcoming Imperial Martial Arts Tournament. In order to get Soichiro ready for the competition, Maya sends him to train with two very special coaches, who promise to unlock the unfulfilled potential of his Magabarai blood, or kill him in the attempt! Note: This edition has been edited for U.S. release.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 14 o 5" x 7.375" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 8
Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba


CMX. Kanade and friends come back from their eventful trip, but the life lessons that began on the road continue after they return home. Eri has calmly accepted the news of her best friend Kanade's ability to see into the future. Her response is very different, however, when she learns just what Arou can do. But Arou has his own problems. His uncle is determined to see him uncover the truth about his own late mother's past. And when a crime wave hits the school, one of the "sighted" kids is implicated.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 21 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

SEIMADEN VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by You Higuri


CMX. Danger and suspense escalate in this dark fantasy epic of a love that lasts beyond the grave! Castle Berk, along with everyone inside, is about to be pulled into a far-off dimension from which not even a demon can escape. Laures must make a dramatic rescue, or lose Hilda for all eternity!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o 5" x 7.375" o 180 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

MOON CHILD VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Reiko Shimizu


CMX. The mystery heats up as Jimmy learns his secret destiny! The mer-people know that Earth's only hope is for the daughter of the original "Little Mermaid" to fall in love with Shonach and bear his eggs. What they don't all believe is that Jimmy, a 12-year-old amnesiac, is that girl. After all, Shonach was the only witness to Jimmy's startling transformation into the girl of his dreams, and he's decided to let the boy make his own choices. But not everyone is willing to take that chance…because if Jimmy picks his human best friend Art, the world is doomed!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 21 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

MONSTER COLLECTION: THE GIRL WHO CAN DEAL WITH MAGIC MONSTERS VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Sei Itoh


Original concept by Hitoshi Yasuda/Group SNE


CMX. The final volume of the popular CMX series! Trapped in the ethereal plane of the Encyclopedia Verum's memory, summoner Kasche Arbadel fights the toughest battle of her life. Unable to summon her usual monster allies, she has made a pact with a Curse Elemental, a spirit demon of pure evil. To stop Lord Duran, Kasche must embrace the darkness…but will she sacrifice her own soul in the process? She started this quest as a mere student. To complete it, Kasche will need to become a legend!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 14 o 5" x 7.375" o 194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Kaimu Tachibana


CMX. Past and present collide at a breathtaking pace in the fourth volume of Kaimu Tachibana's reincarnation saga. Possessed by Bishu's mother, Wakyo has delivered a near fatal blow to Sakuya. If his friend dies, will Wakyo be able to live with the consequences of his actions? And why would Bishu's mother want to kill her own son? Only his demon father Garai knows the answer.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 7 o 5" x 7.375" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

ABC A-Z: SMAX AND FIRST AMERICAN
Written by Peter Hogan & Steve Moore


Art by Zander Cannon and Kyle Baker


Cover by Terry Dodson


Tour Smax's homeworld in the newest issue of ABC A-Z,


the definitive guide to the ABC Universe! See wizards, dragons, demons, and many more fantastical flights of fancy - all available on souvenir T-shirts and coaster sets, priced to move! Plus, the First American reveals much more information than you could ever hope to learn!


On sale May 31 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ABC A-Z: TOM STRONG AND JACK B. QUICK
Written by Steve Moore


Art by Kevin Nowlan and Chris Sprouse


Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson


Reoffered to coincide with ABC A-Z: SMAX AND FIRST AMERICAN, the first volume in the series reveals all the secrets of Tom Strong and Jack B. Quick, along with their supporting casts and gadgets!


On sale May 31 o 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US o Relist

ABC A-Z: GREYSHIRT AND COBWEB
Written by Steve Moore & Peter Hogan


Art by Melinda Gebbie and Rick Veitch


Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson


Reoffered to coincide with ABC A-Z: SMAX AND FIRST AMERICAN, this is the second in the ABC A-Z set of books, exploring the world of Indigo City's man of mystery, and it reveals through the sultry eyes of the enticing adventuress just how steamy crimefighting can be.


On sale May 31 o 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US o Relist

THE AMERICAN WAY #4
Written by John Ridley


Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story


With the revelation of the New American's identity, racial tensions in the CDC reach a boiling point! In a desperate attempt to quell any tensions with the American public, Wes helps devise a desperate, dangerous plan to win support for America's new hero: stage a real life-and-death battle with the most vicious super villain ever "created"!


On sale May 24 o 4 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ALBION #5
Plotted by Alan Moore


Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion


Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman


Cover by Dave Gibbons


Our heroes - if they are heroes - have made it to the Castle. Inside, the Brain is still predicting disaster...and when Robot Archie attacks, he's proved right! But where are Penny, Danny and Charlie Love? Could there be more trouble than even the Brain is expecting? Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale May 10 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA SPECIAL #2
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Cover by Tony Harris


The explosive conclusion of the two-part "Life and Death!" In this all-new story from Mayor Mitchell Hundred's mysterious past, superstar artists Chris Sprouse & Karl Story (Tom Strong, Ocean) bring to life the final confrontation between the Great Machine and his archenemy, the all-powerful Pherson!


On sale May 17 o 2 of 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #8
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope


Cover by J.G. Jones


With last issue's shocking revelation, it's Captain Atom versus the Authority in a no-holds-barred battle! Nikola, whose manifestation of Void's powers is nearly complete, enters the fray with Grifter in tow. But whose side is she on?


On sale May 10 o 8 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MAJESTIC #17
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art and cover by Neil Googe


The final issue, and the most unexpected conclusion of all! Majestic is dying, and the World Engine mechanism cannot be prevented from recreating the Earth unless time and circumstances prevail. Can Majestic be the greatest hero of his age one last time? Join us for the strangest and most offbeat series finale ever!


On sale May 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MAJESTIC VOL. 2 TP
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Neil Googe, Georges Jeanty and Trevor Scott


Cover by Googe


Collecting action-packed issues #8-12 of the acclaimed series! Sinister forces are trying to take over the most devastating piece of technology yet: a planet-shaper that could transform Earth from the inside out!


Advance-solicited; on sale June 7 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

MAJESTIC VOL. 1: WHILE YOU WERE OUT TP
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Neil Googe, Georges Jeanty and Trevor Scott


Cover by Googe


Reoffered to coincide with MAJESTIC VOL. 2 TP, this volume presents Majestic's triumphant return to the WildStorm Universe, from the first seven issues of the new series! When Superman helps him return home, Majestic is faced with the biggest - and most chilling - mystery of his life.


On sale May 3 o 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US o Relist

RED SONJA/CLAW THE UNCONQUERED: THE DEVIL'S HANDS #3
Written by John Layman


Art by Andy Smith


Covers by Jim Lee and Lee Bermejo


For the legendary barbarian warrior Red Sonja, there's just one thing worse than her recent defeat by the minions of a malevolent sorcerer, and that's her current predicament.


She's locked away in the lowest level of the wizard's dungeon, kept company only by hungry rats and old bones. And her last hope for rescue lies with the increasingly erratic swordsman known as Claw, whose cursed arm is driving him ever closer to madness!


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Lee Bermejo and Jim Lee (approximately 50/50 split). Co-published wih Dynamite Entertainment.


On sale May 17 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SKYE RUNNER #2
Written by Allen Warner


Art and cover by Al Garza & Richard Friend


Continuing the action-packed new series by Allen Warner (NINJA BOY), Al Garza (BATGIRL, NINJA BOY) & Richard Friend (THE AUTHORIY)! Three days ago young Skye's world was suddenly pulled out from under her. After a vicious attack on her village she was bound, gagged and carried off into the forest by a mysterious wizard. Now she must regain her freedom in time to save her niece and nephew…before they find themselves in the belly of a magical beast!


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATADOR #6
Written by Devin Grayson


Art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze


In this stunning conclusion, the secrets of the Matador are revealed, leaving Isabel more isolated than ever! Can Detective Cardona bring justice to those already lost to her city's war, or will the corruption engulfing Miami finally claim Isabel, too? Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale May 31 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEAM ZERO #6
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Sandra Hope


In the gritty tradition of Band of Brothers comes the brutal conclusion to the series! Outnumbered, outgunned, and alone - will any member of Team Zero live to fight another day? Or will the final, steel curtain be drawn on this blood-soaked tale?


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

THUNDERBOLT JAXON #4
Written by Dave Gibbons


Art by John Higgins


Cover by Gibbons


As a life hangs in the balance, Jack Jaxon must choose whether his allegiance lies with his young friends…or with the living embodiment of the old Norse gods who once again walk the Earth!


On sale May 3 o 4 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS: NEMESIS #9
Written by Robbie Morrison


Art by Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues & Matt Banning


Cover by Caldwell & Banning


With millions of lives at stake, it's Nemesis versus Raven in a duel to the death! Can Nemesis overcome the man who nearly killed her a millennium ago? Find out in the pulse-pounding miniseries conclusion!


On sale May 10 o 9 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CAN'T GET NO SOFTCOVER
Written by Rick Veitch


Art and cover by Veitch


Corporate exec Chad Roe had the "perfect" modern life. But the trophy wife, the prestigious job and the pills have always threatened to overwhelm him, and things go from bad to ugly when one night of debauchery hits the sobering light of September 11, 2001.


Comics iconoclast Rick Veitch (SWAMP THING, Brat Pack) writes and illustrates a graphic novel as singular in its execution as it is in the events it portrays. Half the height of a standard comic, told in landscape format with over 350 pages of story, Can't Get No features Veitch inventing a poetry unique to the medium to tell the story of a man and nation torn by tragedy.


Reeling from the financial collapse of his business, Chad Roe descends into a night of depravity, only to wake up a "marked" man - literally - his body covered in a permanent tattoo. But Chad will be only one of the many whose lives are forever changed after that Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001. Instead of picking up the pieces, he takes to the road, heading straight into the shell-shocked heart of America on a desperate search for salvation.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 7 o 7.25" 5.5" o 352 pg, B&W, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

AMERICAN VIRGIN #3
Written by Steven T. Seagle


Art by Becky Cloonan and Jim Rugg


Cover by Frank Quitely


Get a grip on Vertigo's newest, sexiest monthly with Part 3 of the


4-part "Head." Virginity proponent Adam Chamberlain is looking for answers about his lost love in deepest Africa. But what he finds will set him on a crash course with his own moral limits. Can his stepsister Cyndi keep their hired hitman Mel on task, before Adam makes a move that could cost him his very soul?


On sale May 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

BITE CLUB: VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT #2
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman


Art by David Hahn


Cover by Frank Quitely


Life still sucks as Detective MacAvoy, the Vampire Crime Unit's rookie cop, investigates the murder of a tattoo artist, and Detectives DeSalvo and Yama pound the pavement looking for suspects in the murder of Amadeus Tyne. But the two cases have a common theme, and the clues point straight to Risa Del Toro. Lieutenant Fortine takes the collar, fulfilling his obsession with the Del Toros and pounding a stake in the heart of Miami's biggest crime family.


On sale May 17 o 2 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS #72
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


There's dirty work going down in Cleveland, as Agent Graves delivers the infamous attach case to a butcher turned small-time crook. But since he has no apparent desire for revenge, why did he receive the briefcase in the first place? And does his overbearing brother have anything to do with it?


On sale May 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ #7
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Wood & Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


Part 2 of the 5-part "Body of a Journalist." It's the middle of summer in the


DMZ, and as the temperature rises, so does the body count. And unless Liberty News can keep a lid on the story, it'll boil over, endangering the lives of everyone in the DMZ - including Matty.


On sale May 17o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ VOL. 1: ON THE GROUND TP
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Wood & Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


From indie comics icon Brian Wood (Demo, Channel Zero, GLOBAL FREQUENCY) and up-and-coming Italian artist Riccardo Burchielli (John Doe) comes the first volume of DMZ, collecting the first 5 issues of the series about the ultimate embedded war journalist trapped in a most unlikely war zone: the streets of New York City.


In the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. With military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states. Like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand - Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ.


Matty Roth, a nave young man and aspiring photojournalist, lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong, and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he's only seen on television. There, he is faced with a choice: try to find a way off the island, or make his career with an assignment most journalists would kill for. But can he survive in a war zone long enough to report the truth?


"Looking for the next FABLES or Y: THE LAST MAN? Look no further than…DMZ." - Wizard Magazine


Advance-solicited; on sale June 7 o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US MATURE READERS

FABLES VOL. 7: ARABIAN NIGHTS (AND DAYS) TP
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Jim Fern, Jimmy Palmiotti and Andrew Pepoy


Cover by James Jean


Collecting issues #42-47 of writer Bill Willingham's Eisner Award-winning creation, FABLES: ARABIAN NIGHTS (AND DAYS) opens a new front in the struggle between the Fables and the Adversary as the worlds of the Arabian Fables are invaded - leading to an unprecedented diplomatic mission to Fabletown and a bad case of culture shock! This seventh volume of the popular Vertigo series also includes "The Ballad of Rodney and June," the


2-part story of forbidden love among the Adversary's wooden soldiers, and features stellar art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Jim Fern, Jimmy Palmiotti and Andrew Pepoy.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

FABLES #49
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


Concluding the 2-part "Wolves." After more than a year of searching, Mowgli has lost Bigby's trail. So what does a great hunter do when he's run out of leads, clues and anything resembling rational evidence? He makes a wild guess, of course. But has he made a fatal mistake, causing the hunter to become the hunted?


On sale May 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES VOL. 6: HOMELANDS TP
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, David Hahn, Lan Medina and Dan Green


Cover by James Jean


Reoffered to coincide with FABLES: ARABIAN NIGHTS (AND DAYS), this volume, collecting issues #34-41, follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary's true identity! Also included are the 2-part story of Jack's adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli's return to Fabletown.


On sale May 3 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERSo Relist

THE EXTERMINATORS #5
Written by Simon Oliver


Art by Tony Moore


Cover by Philip Bond


The creepy-crawly conclusion of the 5-part debut story arc, "Bug Brothers." The Bug-Bee boys declare a "Code 4" at the Perez building, where roaches now rule, with ravenous swarms standing ready to devour anyone in their path. Henry and Stretch must battle for their lives, using every poison in their arsenal. Don't miss the series that Ain't it Cool News says, "blew me away - jump onto this book now."


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #220
Written by Denise Mina


Art and cover by Leonardo Manco


Part 5 of acclaimed novelist Denise Mina's startling 7-part tale "Empathy is the Enemy" brings Constantine face to face with Cole's ex-wife Charlie. But when he follows her to the house where she lives, he finds a strange and frightening surprise that will only draw him closer to Steve Evans' trap.


On sale May 24o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

LOVELESS #7
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Danijel Zezelj Cover by Marcelo Frusin


The story of Ruth Cutter-Wes' wife and partner-in-crime-is not a glamorous one. But then again, very few women living during the Civil War or reconstruction had it very easy. In this stand-alone issue, Ruth's secrets are revealed, showing the brutality of the era, and the scars and memories that continue to haunt her. Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

LUCIFER #74
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


In accordance with Lucifer's wishes, Elaine Belloc has picked up the mantle of godhood. But before she abandons the last vestiges of her humanity, she decides to spend one last night of freedom with her friends - on a girls' night out that will forever change the lives of some of her guests.


On sale May 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE #8
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Glenn Fabry


The mesmerizing comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic urban fantasy novel nears its stunning finale. Hunter reveals a lethal secret that could spell doom for Door, but the Marquis De Carabas may have one final stratagem left to play.


On sale May 24 o 8 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #27
Written by Josh Dysart


Guest art by Enrique Breccia


Cover by Eric Powell


Woodrue returns in Part 1 of "Every Reunion is a Resurrection." And the Floronic Man will make certain that nothing of Swamp Thing's life will remain the same after their meeting…


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #6
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine


Cover by Liam Sharp


The series Variety.com calls "impossible to put down" delivers the mind-bending 2-part story "West of Eden," featuring guest art by Gary Erskine (THE FILTH) & Peter Gross (LUCIFER). Decades ago, young Alan Stern may have created life - inside his laptop. Now, he's about to discover the terrible consequences of playing God.


On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #45
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jos Marzn, Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


The penultimate chapter of "Kimono Dragons!" As Yorick and Agent 355 risk everything to save Ampersand from a bizarre new enemy inside a Tokyo skyscraper, another member of the last man's crew comes to terms with the blood on her hands.


On sale May 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SUPERMAN RETURNS
Following a mysterious absence of several years, the MAN OF STEEL comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved Super Heroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them, while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

SUPERMAN returns: IN FLIGHT STATUE
This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 9.75" tall 7.25" wide 7.75" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This statue is limited to 2,500 pieces.


Advance - solicited; on sale June 7 o Statue o $150.00 US

SUPERMAN RETURNS: SUPERMAN MAQUETTE
This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 13.5" tall 8.25" wide 5" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This maquette is limited to 1,750 pieces.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Maquette o $195.00

SUPERMAN RETURNS BUSTS
Each hand-painted cold-cast porcelain bust is packaged in four-color boxes.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 21


Bust o $45.00 US

Clark kent 5.875" H x 4.25" W x 1.875" D


superman 7.75" H x 5.75" W x 3.75" D


lex luthor 5.625" H x 3" W x 2.5" D

SUPERMAN RETURNS: SUPERMAN 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
This 13" figure includes an authentic movie costume, 28 points of articulation, an alternate set of hands, a stand to display the figure and a full-color Certificate of Authenticity. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a 5th panel.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 14


Deluxe Collector Figure $59.99 US

SUPERMAN RETURNS: KRYPTONITE PROP replica
Molded from the original Kryptonite movie prop, this limited edition, hand-painted cold cast porcelain prop replica measures 10" H x 8.5" W x 8.5" D. Includes a full-color certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This movie prop replica is limited to 1,000 pieces.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Prop o $195.00 US

superman 1:4 scale museum quality statue
This 18" Superman figure is the most realistic and classic representation of the Man of Steel ever produced! At 1:4 scale, this museum quality mixed-media figure is composed of resin, metal, and an expertly crafted fabric costume. Superman is presented on a sculpted base featuring the unique architecture details of Metropolis. This very exclusive, limited-edition figure displays unprecedented authenticity that perfectly captures the world's most popular icon. Includes a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a gold-foil stamped black gift box. Limited up to 1,250 pieces.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 18


Multimedia Statue o $295.00 US

SUPERMAN FOREVER #1 STATUE
Designed by Alex Ross


Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Based on one of the most popular Alex Ross covers ever!


This limited edition, hand-painted cold cast porcelain statue measures approximately 12" H x 6" W x 6" D, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 4 o Statue o $195.00 US

Batman 13" Deluxe Collector Figure:
This modern 13" figure includes four different stylized batarangs and a stand to display the figure. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 11


Deluxe Collector Figureo $69.99 US

LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 3: ACTION FIGURES
Based on the best-loved episodes of classic animation! These figures feature multiple points of articulation, character-specific accessories, and each has a display base with full-color diorama backdrop. Packaged in a peggable four-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 o Action Figures o PI

LOONEY TUNES: SERIES 3: "WATER, WATER, EVERYHARE"


STARRING BUGS BUNNY ACTION FIGURE o 6.5"


STARRING GOSSAMER ACTION FIGURE o 7.5"

LOONEY TUNES: SERIES 3: "BIG HOUSE BUNNY"


STARRING BUGS BUNNY ACTION FIGURE o 6.5"


YOSEMITE SAM ACTION FIGURE o 4.5"

FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS STATUE: with frankie
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.


This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.5" high x 6.625" wide x 5.875" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a four color box. Limited up to 1,500 pieces!


Advance-solicited; on sale October 25


Statue o $125.00 US

BATMAN: DARK VICTORY SERIES 1: ACTION FIGURES
These action figures feature multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in four-color boxes.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 o Action Figure o PI

COMMISSIONER GORDON 6.5" H


THE PENGUIN & ROBIN 2 pack


4.25" H & 3.75" H


BATMAN 6.75" H


SCARECROW 8.5" H

WHO'S WHO MYSTERY BOX SET #2
This series of 2.5" scale micro trading figures features six of the greatest characters in DC Comics! In addition, bonus parts included with each character can be combined to build a complete miniature JLA satellite! Each includes a full-color collectible character profile card. Each figure comes in a "blind" mystery box for added collectibility. (Some minor assembly required.) Each figure is packaged in a closed 4-color box. Shipped in a counter-ready display tray.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 o Box Set o PI

AQUAMAN, HAWKMAN, GREEN LANTERN: HAL JORDAN, SUPERMAN VS. DESPERO, RED TORNADO, BATMAN

SWAMP THING #22 POSTER
Advance-solicited; on sale October 18


24" x 36" poster o $7.99 US


Art by Eric Powell

HELLBLAZER #189 POSTER
Advance-solicited; on sale October 18


24" x 36" poster o $7.99 US


Art by Tim Bradstreet

 
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