DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping December, 2006

Mon, September 18th, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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DC Solicitations - Last Six Months

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #1
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend


Learn where the Dark Knight first got "all those wonderful toys" as the superstar combo of writer Andy Diggle (ADAM STRANGE) and art team Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend (WETWORKS) go back to Batman's roots in a new monthly series! In this 6-issue tale, see exactly when Batman's war on evil in Gotham City ramped up - and how he rose to meet the threat of Lex Luthor's plans to move in on both Bruce Wayne's and Batman's turf!


On sale December 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin

BATMAN #660 & 661
Written by John Ostrander


Art by Tom Mandrake


Covers by Gregory Lauren


Don't miss a 4-part murder mystery by the acclaimed team of John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake (THE SPECTRE), starting with two chapters in December! Three horrific murders rock Gotham with only one gruesome connection: parts of the victim's faces have been carved away. Meanwhile, a brutal Russian gangster called Perun threatens Amina Franklin, a doctor working at Leslie Thompkins clinic, which brings in not only the Batman but his bizarre new foe: Grotesk!


And as the mystery of Grotesk deepens, a vicious new player enters the game - a Japanese yakuza named Johnny Kareoke! Batman confronts Kareoke and his murderous Geisha Grrls while the monstrous Grotesk strikes once again!


Issue #660 on sale December 13; #661 on sale December 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99

DETECTIVE COMICS #826
Written by Paul Dini


Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher


Cover by Simone Bianchi


Series writer Paul Dini returns as an unexpected twist of fate places Robin directly in the clutches of Batman's archenemy, the Joker! Alone and incapacitated, Robin must summon every bit of his courage and ingenuity to free himself before the madman ends the Boy Wonder's life!


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #213
Written by Matt Wayne


Art by Steven Cummings


Cover by Walter Simonson


A man who collects everything has begun collecting superhero memorabilia, and he's after something that belongs to Batman! The Dark Knight must travel to Tokyo to track down "The Otaku!"


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

CATWOMAN #62
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Adam Hughes


The big mysteries of Selina's missing year are revealed!


Learn the fallout from Catwoman's murder of Black Mask, including the horrible price she paid for vengeance, and why she chose to bring a baby into the world.


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

NIGHTWING #127
Written by Marv Wolfman


Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund


Cover by Ethan Van Sciver


A new, vicious villain enters the picture! Raptor has been murdered, but Nightwing has been buried in his grave. Is this the Infinite Crisis claiming one of its lost victims, or can Dick Grayson find his way to freedom?


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #157
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Freddie E. Williams II


Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins


Guest-starring Klarion the Witch Boy from SEVEN SOLDIERS! The Boy Wonder battles to save the life of a stray cat...and the fate of the world just might hang in the balance.


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

BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #5
Written by Matt Wagner


Art and cover by Wagner


As Julie Madison succumbs to the seductions of the Mad Monk, only a ferociously injured Batman stands to defend Gotham from the nefarious machinations of utter evil!


On sale December 27 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

BATMAN: SECRETS TP
Written by Sam Kieth


Art and cover by Kieth


Collecting Sam Kieth's acclaimed 5-issue miniseries! The Dark Knight faces off against his deadliest adversary, The Joker, after the Clown Price of Crime commits a heinous act that shows how heroes are treated by the media and viewed by the public.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 31 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

BATMAN: YEAR ONE DELUXE TP
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by David Mazucchelli


A new softcover edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures eve! In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime, this collection includes loads of reproductions of original pencils, script pages, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art and more!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 10 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN: YEAR ONE HUNDRED TP
Written by Paul Pope


Art and cover by Pope


Collecting the acclaimed 4-issue miniseries by visionary creator Paul Pope (SOLO)! In Gotham City, 2039, a federal agent is murdered, leaving the Batman, a forgotten icon from the past, wanted for the murder. And as a special bonus, Pope's "Berlin Batman" story set in 1939, from BATMAN CHRONICLES #11!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 17 o 232 pg, FC, $19.99 US

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ALL STAR SUPERMAN #7
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Frank Quitely


The best-selling, smash hit All Star Superman bursts into another issue by comics masterminds Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely! The world is flipped upside down when the Man of Steel encounters his topsy-turvy doppelganger Bizarro! Round and square Earths collide in all-out, All Star action as two mismatched Supermen go toe-to-toe.


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

ACTION COMICS #846
Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner


Art and cover by Adam Kubert


In Part 3 of the emotional story "Last Son," written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner with stellar art by Adam Kubert, get ready for new secret identities, new villains, and a new mystery hidden within the Fortress of Solitude! Superman's life reaches a turning point as he confronts an evil power twenty times greater than his own in a battle that threatens not only his planet, but the boy from Krypton!


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

SUPERMAN #659
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Rick Leonardi & Jesus Merino


Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Merino


Ever since the death of Superboy during the Infinite Crisis, fans have wondered what became of Krypto, and what those events meant for him. Now, writer Kurt Busiek is joined by sensational guest penciler Rick Leonardi (SUPERMAN RETURNS: LEX LUTHOR, BATGIRL, NIGHTWING) to tell a surprisingly touching tale of the Dog of Steel's most tragic days, laying the groundwork for Krypto's surprising future.


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

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #2
Written by Darwyn Cooke


Art and cover by Tim Sale


It's Superman vs. a volcano! While the Man of Steel fights mother nature to save villagers from fiery doom, he's missing out on a date with Lois Lane. Who will swoop in to sweep LL off her feat? Don't miss the next chapter in this story of Superman's early years from superstar talents Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale!


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #32
Written by Mark Verheiden


Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning


Cover by Phil Jimenez


Artists Matthew Clark (OUTSIDERS) & Andy Lanning (INFINITE CRISIS) join writer Mark Verheiden as the epic story arc unfolds! With every alien hero turning on Earth, it's Batman vs. Superman - and Lex Luthor may be mankind's only hope! Plus, the true threat is finally revealed!


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

SUPERGIRL #13
Written by Joe Kelly


Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund


Cover by Ken Lashley


Look out! It's a deadly night on the town for Supergirl and her new boyfriend, Power Boy! Plus, who's monitoring Kara?


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

SUPERMAN: CAMELOT FALLS HC
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco& Jesus Merino


A new hardcover collection featuring the best-selling SUPERMAN #654-658! The Man of Steel has returned to Metropolis and must battle to rout Intergang out of Metropolis! He also faces trouble with Lois, looming problems involving Lana Lang, and a dangerous new discovery in Kazakhstan. Get ready for an action-packed saga that tears a swath across Eastern Europe!


Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 o 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: UP, UP AND AWAY TP
Written by Kurt Busiek and Geoff Johns


Art by Pete Woods & Renato Guedes


Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: BACK IN ACTION, this collection features SUPERMAN #650-653 and ACTION #837-840. It's One Year Later, and the Man of Steel has disappeared…but the need for the Man of Steel has remained as strong as ever - especially now that Lex Luthor has returned to Metropolis!


On sale December 6 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist

SUPERMAN: BACK IN ACTION TP
Written by Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieiza, Len Wein and Gerry Conway


Art by Pete Woods and Jos Luis Garca-Lpez


Cover by Dave Gibbons


Collecting ACTION COMICS 841-843! An alien race is collecting unique specimens from Earth- and the Man of Steel is first on the list! Plus,Kurt Busiek introduces stories from DC COMICS PRESENTS #4, #17 and #24! Guest-starring Nightwing, Aquaman, Firestorm, the Metal Men, Deadman and more!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 31 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN: EMPEROR JOKER TP
Written by Jeph Loeb, J.M. DeMatteis, Joe Kelly and Mark Schultz


Art by Ed McGuinness, Doug Mahnke, Todd Nauck and others


Cover by McGuinness


Collecting an unforgettably twisted Superman story , originally presented in SUPERMAN #160-161, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #582-583, SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #104-105, ACTION COMICS #769-770 and SUPERMAN: EMPEROR JOKER #1! In this tale of a world gone wrong, a hunted Superman must struggle against the Joker, Emperor of the universe.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 17 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US

52: WEEKS 31-34
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid


Breakdowns by Keith Giffen


Art by various


Backup features by Waid and various


Covers by J.G. Jones


The story of the year continues in four more chapters of America's only weekly super-hero adventure!


WEEK 31: Art by Chris Batista & Ruy Jose. "Superman being out of the picture was the key. One of two keys, if you want to be cute about it." Plus, The Origin of the Metal Men by Waid and Duncan Rouleau.


WEEK 32: Art by Patrick Olliffe & Drew Geraci. "You wished to be with her again. Come closer, I will show you how." Plus, The Origin of Blue Beetle by Waid and Cully Hamner.


WEEK 33: Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning illustrate a special Christmas issue featuring more on the Batwoman! "I have brought my family here today…to show to you that underneath the powers of gods long dead…we are as human as the rest of you." Plus, The Origin of Two-Face by Waid and Mark Chiarello.


WEEK 34: Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose. It's a deadly Countdown to the end of the year and the end of a life in the most heart-stopping cliffhanger yet! The New Year changes everything!


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


Week 31 on sale December 6 o Week 32 on sale December 13 o Week 33 on sale December 20 o Week 34 on sale December 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #6
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Eddy Barrows & Trevor Scott


Cover by Ladrnn


The Atom faces the size-changing serial killer Dwarfstar in a battle to the death as he tries to stop his adopted home, Ivy Town, from being destroyed by the ultimate war between magic and science!


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #48
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Phil Winslade & Butch Guice


Cover by Guice


The young Aquaman must contend with a foe from his namesake's past in "The Way of the Fisherman." But this villain is surprisingly different from the adversary of old!


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

THE BLUE BEETLE #10
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers


Art and cover by Cully Hamner


One road trip ends and another begins as Beetle's best friend Brenda gets her hands on a Mother Box! Don't miss the start of a cosmic arc destined to end Blue Beetle's first year with a big bang!


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

BIRDS OF PREY #101
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Stephane Roux


The new Birds of Prey pay a heavy price as one of their own becomes the target of a government sting designed to put Oracle out of business for good. Even with the added power of her new operatives, can Oracle prevent Manhunter's true identity from being exposed?


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

CHECKMATE #9
Written by Greg Rucka


Art and cover by Jesus Saiz


The Black Queen deputizes the big guns in an all-out bid to keep Pawn 502's mission alive!


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


THE CREEPER #5
Written by Steve Niles


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Justiniano


Don't miss special guest villain The Joker! How does the Clown Prince of Crime figure into the bizarre origin of the Creeper? You must read this issue to discover the unexpected connection!


On sale December 27 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN TP
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art by Dan Jurgens, Gordon Purcell and Palmiotti


Cover by Daniel Acua


Collecting the acclaimed 6-issue miniseries! Bldhaven becomes a battlefield for Robin, Green Lantern, Cyborg, the Atomic Knights and more! This volume features the introduction of the Freedom Fighters and the new Monarch, making this a must-have for DCU fans!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 3 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #7
Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo


Art by Ron Adrian and Rob Lea


Cover by Daniel Acua


Too powerful for just one city, the Flash goes west - only to be double-teamed by Inertia and Mota as "Speedquest" begins!


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

DCU INFINITE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Written by Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Bill Willingham, Joe Kelly, Kelley Puckett, Keith Champagne and Ian Boothby


Art by Joe Bennett, John Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Ale Garza, Giuseppe Camuncoli and David Lopez.


Cover by Howard Porter


Time to celebrate the holidays with the greatest heroes and rising stars of the DCU! Join Superman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Shazam, Green Lantern, Flash and Shadowpact as they spread the joy of the new season in their own special ways.


This giant sized 80-page Special features stories by Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Bill Willingham, Joe Kelly, Kelley Puckett, Keith Champagne and Ian Boothby and art by Joe Bennett, John Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Ale Garza, Giuseppe Camuncoli and David Lopez.


On sale December 6 o 80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

A DC UNIVERSE CHRISTMAS TP
Written by Various


Art and cover by Various


Reoffered in time for the holidays, this bookfeatures DC's heroes and villains alike enjoying the Christmas season. Collecting 17 tales from the last 60 years, this timeless tome allows the reader to experience how the yuletide season affects Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman and more!


On sale December 6 o 154 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #32
Written by Stuart Moore


Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne


Cover by Brian Stelfreeze


The epic story "In My Father's House" concludes as Jason Rusch must deal with the catastrophic fallout from his own actions against the mystery villain. It's an ending and a new beginning for DC's Nuclear Man!


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

FALLEN ANGEL VOL. 2: DOWN TO EARTH TP
Written by Peter David


Cover by Brian Stelfreeze


Art by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco


Peter David's creator-owned series gets a second collection with DOWN TO EARTH, reprinting issues #7-12. The mysterious Fallen Angel continues to protect the city of Bte Noire, but her nemesis Black Mariah is back in town, and she's hunting for the Angel!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 10


144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Mature Readers

FALLEN ANGEL VOL. 1 TP
Written by Peter David


Art by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco


Cover by Brian Stelfreeze


Reoffered to coincide with the release of FALLEN ANGEL VOL. 2, this collection features FALLEN ANGEL #1-6! Welcome to Bte Noir, a mysterious city with an enigmatic inhabitant: the Fallen Angel, who helps people in need…but her help isn't always what it seems! Plus, an introduction by author Harlan Ellison.


On sale December 6 o 144 pg, FC, $12.95 US o Mature Readers o Relist

HAWKGIRL #59
Written by Walter Simonson


Art by Renato Arlem


Cover by Howard Chaykin


Blackfire has made her way to Earth to eliminate Hawkgirl - as she did Hawkwoman - bringing the Rann/Thanagar War very close to home! And worse... she has evidence that she's already killed Hawkman as well. The story continues in January's JSA CLASSIFIED #21!


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

JONAH HEX #14
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art and cover by Jordi Bernet


Part 2 of the 3-part "Legend of Jonah Hex." As Hex continues his search for the Union Colonel who slaughtered his regiment during the Civil War, he's reminded of his own upbringing and the events that led to his days as a slave to the Apache Indians - the same tribe that would one day scar his face with the mark of the demon.


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7
Written by Keith Champagne


Art by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins


Cover by Gleason & Wayne Faucher


Part 1 of the 3-part "Dark Side of the Green," written by Keith Champagne with art by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins! What begins as a routine mission quickly spirals out of control for Guy Gardner and new recruit R'amey Holl, leading the duo to discover a secret that could shake the Corps to the core. Meanwhile, a lone Dominator has found the key to great power and plans to unleash it against the Earth!


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

ION #9
Written by Ron Marz


Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten


Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky


Kyle confronts a major new DC threat that's headed toward Earth! Meanwhile, someone very close to Kyle is dying.


On sale December 20 o 9 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ION: THE TORCHBEARER TP
Written by Ron Marz


Art by Greg Tocchini, Tom Grindbery and Jay Leisten


Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky


Collecting the first 6 issues of the acclaimed maxiseries! Kyle Rayner has become Ion, the living embodiment of the Green Lantern legacy, and only the Guardians of the Universe hold the secret to Kyle's fate. Will Kyle accept his new role or rebel against everything he stands for?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 31 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #16
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert


Cover by Ethan Van Sciver


Part 3 of "Wanted: Hal Jordan," guest-starring Alan Scott, Green Arrow, Arsenal and more! On the run for murder, Hal Jordan must find the man who holds the key to his innocence: John Stewart. But what happens if John's cover is blown? Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale December 27 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GUY GARDNER: COLLATERAL DAMAGE #2
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Chaykin


The Prestige Format miniseries focusing on the edgy Green Lantern concludes! There may be peace in the galaxy, as the forces behind the Rann-Thanagar war unite with the Green Lantern Corps for one purpose: slaughtering Guy!


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

CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON'S BLOOD #2
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art and cover by Derec Donovan


The explosive new miniseries continues! The contest has begun, as archers from around the globe convene at a posh Chinese estate. Connor Hawke, son of Green Arrow, has come to test his mettle against the world's best. But when the dangerous Shado appears, can death be far behind?


Resolicited; on sale December 20 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW #69
Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


Batman shows up in Star City…unfortunately, the Red Hood isn't far behind! And Speedy is the Hood's target - is she another sidekick to be destroyed despite Batman's best efforts?


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

JUSTICE #9
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross


Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross


Cover by Ross


The breathaking miniseries by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Alex Ross continues with plenty of surprises! Black Adam! The Marvel Family! And the Justice League's plan to storm their adversaries' stronghold!


On sale December 27 o 9 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JUSTICE VOL. 2 HC
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross


Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross


Cover by Ross


An extraordinary hardcover volume collecting JUSTICE #5-8, written by comics legends Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME) & Jim Krueger (Earth X) with art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross! In this volume, a conspiracy of villains has found a way to use Superman's powers against him. He's beyond control and there's only one solution - which may kill him!


Advance-solicited; on sale February 21 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Dale Eaglesham & Art Thibert


Cover by Alex Ross


Variant cover by Eaglesham


Get in on the ground floor as the world's first and greatest super-team returns to usher in the DCU's next age of heroes and villains! Writer Geoff Johns (52, Infinite Crisis), artists Dale Eaglesham (Villains United, Green Lantern) & Art Thibert (Outsiders, Superman) and cover artist Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Justice) band together for the debut of the greatest incarnation of the super-team that inspired all the others.


Determined to rebuild the Justice Society, founding members Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate an unprecedented recruitment program, tracking the bloodlines of heroes across the world and bringing in the new Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more!


But just as the Society welcomes the rookies into their ranks, an evil force sets out to destroy them. Meet new legacies, solve a mystery stretching into the far future, witness the return of the world's greatest hero, and watch another one fall - all in the pages of this fantastic new series!


Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Alex Ross; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Dale Eaglesham, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale December 6 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US Edited by Stephen Wacker

JSA CLASSIFIED #20
Written by Scott Beatty


Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair


Cover by Morales


Endless Winter is upon Doctor Mid-Nite as the 2-part "Skin Trade" concludes! Using super-hero and super-villain body parts, she has made herself virtually immortal - and infinitely more powerful!


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

JSA CLASSIFIED: HONOR AMONG THIEVES TP
Written by Jen Van Meter and Peter J. Tomasi


Art by Patrick Olliffe, Don Kramer, Ruy Jose, Drew Geraci, and Keith Champagne


Cover by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose


Reprints JSA: CLASSIFIED #5-9! The Injustice Society reforms with a crazy new mission: break into the JSA's very own headquarters to steal the key of Prometheus! But a flurry of betrayals and the loss of a teammate might threaten any chance that the Injustice Society has.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 24 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JSA: GHOST STORIES TP
Written by Paul Levitz


Art by Rags Morales, George Prez, Jerry Ordway and others


Cover by Prez


A new volume collecting the story arc written by Paul Levitz (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES), presented in JSA #82-87! The JSA has been targeted by the Gentleman Ghost and his undead army. How will they end a supernatural slaughter when the only being who can stop it is the ghost of Batman?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #30
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Killian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen


Part 5 of the 6-part "Sacred Trust." The JLA's cover's been blown wide-open, and the team is at the mercy of the two rebel armies of Meta Humans!


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5
Written by Brad Meltzer


Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope


Cover by Michael Turner


Variant cover by Arthur Adams


One of the hottest teams in comics - Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes and Sandra Hope - continues to heat things up in Part 5 of "The Tornado's Path." Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman join Green Lantern, Black Canary and Arsenal against the unstoppable force of a villain reborn.


Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Arthur Adams, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA HEREBY ELECTS… TP
Written by Gardner Fox, Dennis O'Neil, Len Wein and others


Art by Mike Sekowsky, Dick Dillin and more


Cover by TK


Membership in the World's Mightiest Super-Team is earned in these classic stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4, # 75, #105-106, 3146, #161 and #173-174 as Green Arrow, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Red Tornado, Hawkgirl, Zatanna and Black Lightning prove they have what it takes to join the JLA!


On sale December 20 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE KAMANDI ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Jack Kirby


Art by Kirby, Mike Royer and D. Bruce Berry Cover by Kirby


The incredible adventures of the Last Boy on Earth continue in this 228-page volume collecting KAMANDI #11-20! This volume features such classic doses of dystopian future-shock by Kirby as "Hell at Hialeah!", "The Human Gophers of Ohio!" and "The Last Gang in Chicago" plus an introduction by KAMANDI inker Mike Royer.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 28 o 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #5
Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit


Cover by Barrionuevo


Martian Manhunter has stopped at nothing to protect his fellow Martians. But his actions have riled some very important people - including Zatanna, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Vixen and Green Lantern! What side will J'onn choose, especially after he makes a harrowing discovery that threatens his life?


On sale December 13 o 5 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MYSTERY IN SPACE #4
Written by Jim Starlin Cover by Davis & Banning


Art by Shane Davis & Matt "Batt" Banning and Starlin & Al Milgrom


What happens when the woman who killed you returns to finish the job? Captain Comet finds out the hard way in a cold confrontation with the galaxy-crushing power of Lady Styx! Featuring the unexpected and terrifying return of The Darkstars! Plus, the enigmatic Weird finds deeper mysteries in his search for meaning!


On sale December 6 o 4 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

MANHUNTER VOL. 2: TRIAL BY FIRE TP
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Javier Pina, Jesus Saiz, Brad Walker and others


Cover by Saiz


Don't miss this new volume collecting MANHUNTER #6-14! Prosecutor Kate Spencer is poised to take on the trial of the year, as the eyes of the nation are on her latest case: finding the Shadow Thief guilty of murdering the hero Firestorm.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 3 o 224 pg, FC, $17.99 US

MANHUNTER VOL. 1: STREET JUSTICE TP
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti Cover by Jae Lee


Reoffered to coincide with MANHUNTER VOL. 2 TP, this volume collects the acclaimed MANHUNTER #1-5! When a case she's lost leads to the murder of innocents, prosecutor Kate Spencer rages into the night, tracking the perp who's eluded justice in the courts. She's found her true calling. She is the Manhunter. And she likes it!


On sale December tk o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US o Relist

MANHUNTER #26
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs


Cover by Arthur Adams


Variant cover by Phil Jimenez


Jump aboard for a new era of MANHUNTER with the start of the 5-part story "Unleashed," guest-starring Wonder Woman! Manhunter Kate Spencer takes on her biggest case yet with Wonder Woman as the client, but the stakes are higher than anyone knows! Is the Amazon princess guilty of murdering Max Lord? That's just the first in a series of "Warriors" mysteries that readers old and new will take an active role in answering - including what Kate Spencer's next blockbuster case will be!


Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Arthur Adams; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Phil Jimenez, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE NEXT #6
Written by Tad Williams


Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong


The incredible miniseries conclusion! It's "Monika Wong vs. the End of Everything," or Superman, the Next and Metron vs. the Oblivion Shadow, the most unimaginable threat to ever threaten our world!


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

OMAC #6
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by Renato Guedes


Brother Eye nears total control over Mike Costner, the last OMAC. And as OMAC falls, so to will humanity, for Brother Eye is ready to begin the OMAC project anew and fulfill his mission to safeguard the world from super-heroes.


On sale December 13 o 6 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE OMEGA MEN #3
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art and cover by Henry Flint


Guest starring Superman! Embroiled in a universal power grab, the Omega Men will stop at nothing to protect their beliefs. With every being in the galaxy gunning for them, will the Omega Men also be able to survive a conflict from within?


On sale December 20 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RUSH CITY #6
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Timothy Green II & Rick Magyar


Cover by Jock


Is this Diego's final mission? And as our haunted hunter chases his quarry, who is targeting him? Find out in this rubber-burning, car-smashing series finale!


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

OUTSIDERS #43
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Ron Randall & Art Thibert


Cover by Matthew Clark


What's the only way to stop Sivana's worldwide high-tech assault on science? How about the ancient way of the warrior?


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS: THE GOOD FIGHT TP
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Matthew Clark, Pop Mhan, Ron Randall and Art Thibert


Cover by Daniel Acua


Collecting OUTSIDERS #34-41! With a new team in place, the Outsiders find themselves at odds with an entire nation, not to mention the super-hero community. Also, the Outsiders try to stop the Brotherhood of Evil in a plot that involves selling Metahumans to the underworld.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 3 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #25
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray


Cover by Kitson


A longtime fan-favorite hero has escaped his centuries-long exile from the Phantom Zone and owes a tremendous debt to those who set him free. Too bad it's not the Legion!


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

THE SPIRIT #1
Written by Darwyn Cooke


Art by Cooke & J. Bone


Cover by Cooke


Acclaimed writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) sets his sights on Will Eisner's classic hero The Spirit in this all-new monthly series that maintains the "spirit" of Eisner's creation while bringing a new sensibility to the character. The Spirit, a.k.a. Denny Colt, joins Commissioner Dolan and his daughter Ellen in this go-for-broke, shoot-the-lights-out crime story!


When ace television reporter Ginger Coffee is abducted by a crimelord she was about to run an expos on, The Spirit is called in to investigate. Finding her is tough enough, but getting out alive is a whole other matter!


Don't miss the first exciting issue, filled with action, adventure, humor and sexy girls!


On sale December 20 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Scott Dunbier

SHADOWPACT #8
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Shawn McManus


Ragman is spotlighted in this conclusion to the Shadowpact's war with the Congregation! Plus, Strega and Dr. Gotham!


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

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD - THE BATMAN TEAM-UPS VOL. 1 TP
Written by Bob Haney and Mike Sekowsky Cover by Bob Brown


Art by Carmine Infantino, Ross Andru, Neal Adams, and others


Collecting The Brave and The Bold #59, #64, #67, #69-71 and #74-87! Re-presented here are Batman's earliest team-ups with Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Atom, Hawkman and more!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 24 o 528 pg, B&W $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2 TP
Written by Gardner Fox


Art by Mike Sekowsky & Bernard Sachs


Cover by Sekowsky & Murphy Anderson


Presenting another jam-packed volume full of adventure, collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17-36! In this volume, the JLA battles Kanjar Ro, Despero, the Queen Bee, Amazo, Dr. Destiny, and their evil counterparts, the Crime Syndicate of America.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 10 o 520 pg, B&W $16.99 US

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #3
Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello


Art by Eric Battle, Cliff Chiang and Prentis Rollins


Cover by Matt Wagner


The Spectre's wrath targets the most unlikely of sinners - an everyman driven to murder by the circumstance of life! Plus, a mysterious boy promises the answers to the mounting impossibilities, and it will only cost Dr. 13 one thin dime!


On sale December 13 o 3 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #4
Written by Allan Heinberg


Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson


When the all-new Wonder Woman encounters the Cheetah, Giganta and Dr. Psycho, she discovers that Wonder Woman's Rogues Gallery has undergone a radical transformation! Even Dr. Poison, Dr. Cyber and Osira are somehow more powerful and deadlier than ever before. But who is responsible for these magical makeovers? And will this army of revitalized rogues be too much for the gods' newest champion? Find out as WONDER WOMAN goes bimonthly in Part 4 of the 5-part epic "Who Is Wonder Woman?"


Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale December 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #42
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Peter Snejbjerg


Cover by Tony Daniel


Spotlight on Kid Devil as he finally confronts his mentor, Blue Devil!


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

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #6
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art and cover by Daniel Acua


Miss America has returned - but why are there two of her? And which one will spell certain doom for the Freedom Fighters? Meanwhile, Phantom Lady and Black Condor are sent on a mission that could forever alter the future of the team.


On sale December 27 o 6 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #38
Written by J. Torres


Art by Chynna Clugston


Cover by Todd Nauck


Featuring art by indie comics superstar Chynna Clugston (Blue Monday, Queen Bee)! Mad Mod returns to offer the Teen Titans fame and fortune. Will their new superstar status distract the Titans from finishing off MM once and for all?


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

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #28
Written by Jai Nitz


Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


It's the most unlikeliest Dynamic Duo ever when Joker gets a new helper, Scarface! As if that wasn't strange enough, Batman has to ask for help from the only person who can stop Scarface, the Ventriloquist!


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #28
Written by Mike McAvennie


Art by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill


Cover by Ty Templeton


It's Christmastime on the Watchtower, but all is not festive. Clayface is decorating Gotham with his victims, and the Flash and Batman seem ready to hang one another over a fire. Can the intervention of the Phantom Stranger and a visit to Christmas past raise everyone's holiday spirits?


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG #4
Written by Jesse Leon McCann


Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht


Cover by Scott Jeralds


What is the secret of Isis and the Orange Kryptonite? It's going to take the help of Ace the Bathound and the Dog Star Patrol to find out!


On sale December 20 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #8
Written by Sholly Fisch, Robbie Busch and Tom Warburton


Art by Kim Arndt, Dan Davis, Maurice Fontenot and The Iguana


Cover by Davis


As if having to clean up her room wasn't bad enough - now Juniper Lee has to clean up creepy creature cobwebs!


On sale December 13


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #28
Written by Bobby London, Jesse Leon McCann and Frank Strom


Art by Mike Kazaleh, Scott Underwood, Angus Bungay, Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Robert Pope & DeCarlo


Scoutmaster Lumpus has a tough lesson to teach the Bean Scouts - the law of the jungle. Plus, the Eds want to discover the joys of deep-sea exploration!


On sale December 27


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #145
Written by Sholly Fisch, Frank Strom and Robbie Busch


Art by Leo Batic, Neal Sternecky, Walter Carzon, Horacio Ottolini, Scott McRae and Ruben Torreiro


Cover by Scott Gross


Bugs and Daffy owe some money to Rocky and Mugsy, so they try their hand at being stage magicians! Viva Las Vegas!


On sale December 6


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #115
Written by Alex Simmons, Robbie Busch and John Rozum


Art by Robert Pope, Jeralds & tk


Cover by Scott McRae & tk


It's a Wonderful Fright for the Scooby gang! Terrified by constantly chasing ghosts and goblins, Shaggy & Scooby wish that Mystery, Inc. didn't exist, only to find that monsters and villains are everywhere, because no meddling kids were around to stop them! Plus, Shaggy does his best Santa Claus impersonation, only to be kidnapped by evil elves! Ho-Ho-Horror!


On sale December 20


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #473
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


It's holiday hilarity in true MAD fashion!


On sale December 6 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #12
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 December 13 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

CIPHER VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Minako Narita


CMX. Siva tells the story of his life growing up with Cipher, and finally reveals the reason why the twins share a single identity! A death in the family leads to independence for the twins, but the pressure of their careers results in dangerous behavior for Cipher. And later, shocking events in the present propel the twins to finally embark on separate life paths.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 3 o 5" x 7.375"


200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

DENSHA OTOKO VOL. 2
Written by Hitori Nakano Illustrated by Wataru Watanabe


CMX. The big day has come! "Train" is out on his date with "Hermess"! But now what? What does he say? What does he do? He's on his own and doesn't have his online support group to guide him through the event. Then "Train" has even more reason to fret when "Hermess" wants him to meet a friend of hers. Is the shy young man about to be "outed" as an "otaku"?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 10 o 5" x 7.375"


174 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 8
Written and illustrated by Yasuko Aoike


CMX. The Major is delivering a secret document to NATO when his flight is hijacked. The plane also carries a famous painting that Eroica desires. Not even a hijacking can deter the world's most flamboyant art thief, but there's more to these terrorists than meets the eye. And Klaus may have to face his worst nightmare: joining forces (again!) with Eroica to stop the terrorists!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 10 o 5" x 7.375"


192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura


CMX. It all comes down to this - the final volume! In the breathtaking finale, Maron goes to Heaven and meets God. She learns of the Devil, the Fall and finally has the fate of the world placed on her shoulders. Can our beloved Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne handle this immense responsibility? She's spent years preparing herself for her final struggle against Satan and his minions…can she succeed against such incredible odds?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 24 o 5" x 7.375"


176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

KIKAIDER CODE 02 VOL. 6
Written by Shotaro Ishinomori Illustrated by MEIMU


CMX. In this gripping final volume Saburo returns to battle Jiro!


Mitsuko returns to her old family home where she is attacked by the conjoined SHADOW robots named Zadam. Zadam controls a huge weapon called the "Armageddon God," whose purpose is to destroy all human life. But the machine is incomplete and Hinano appears to be the missing piece.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 17 o 5" x 7.375"


194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE

PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba


CMX. Ryo's making his big debut on stage - in the lead role! Yukari is doing her best to support him, but she's been pretty busy trying to pull off her own performance as a guy. Her "role" might not be as convincing as she had hoped, but Ryo seems to be bringing down the house. In fact, the lines between acting and real life might be getting a little blurry.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 24 o 5" x 7.375"


192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

RECIPE FOR GERTRUDE VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Nari Kusakawa


CMX. Sahara stands alone and faces her brother - who is possessed by Gertrude's creator! An injured Gertrude can't help, so he recruits an old nemesis to come to his friend's aid. Is the patchwork demon willing to pay the price of this bargain? "The Recipe" is within reach and they are about to find out just how Gertrude came to be and how he got his name!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 17 o 5" x 7.375"


200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

VERSUS VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada


CMX. Reiji prepares for the big concert in New York and an anticipated reunion with his sister. Bartholomew, conductor for the New York Philharmonic, has taken a liking to Reiji and wants him to join the orchestra when they tour Europe. But when the young violinist learns that his would-be mentor played a key role in Hane's past troubles, things get ugly!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 3 o 5" x 7.375"


208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN+

TRANQUILITY #1
Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Neil Googe


Variant covers by J. Scott Campbell


From the incredible minds of Gail Simone (GEN13, BIRDS OF PREY) and Neil Googe (MAJESTIC) comes a unique new series that will change the way you think about super-heroes and villains!


Tranquility is like any other small town in America, except for one fundamental difference: It's the town where super-powered beings go in order to retire and raise families. From the Golden Age to the Modern Age, heroes and villains alike reside in Tranquility, and it creates a unique blend of personalities and conflicts that causes the local law enforcement nothing but headaches! As a camera crew is in town to film a news segment on this unique place, the town is turned upside down by a murder...and it becomes evident that everything isn't as quaint as it seems!


This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Neil Googe; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by J. Scott Campbell, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil sketch cover by Campbell, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Ben Abernathy

THE AUTHORITY #2
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Gene Ha


Variant cover by Michael Golden


Do you believe in superheroes? Something huge has been found in the waters of the North Sea, something from another reality where the supermen are real. Join marine salvage expert Kenny Kincaid as he meets astonishing beings both familiar and terrifyingly strange. Hawksmoor, Jenny Quarx, Apollo, The Midnighter, The Doctor, The Engineer and Swift. Who are The Authority, and what do they want with our world? Can the heroes of a parallel universe save Kenny's marriage and end war forever?


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Gene Ha; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Michael Golden, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

GEN13 #3
Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Talent Caldwell & Matt "Batt" Banning


Variant cover by Adam Warren


The kids have escaped I.O.'s clutches and are on the run! But when you have no money, no family and no clue where you're running, is survival even possible? Can five complete strangers learn to work as a team in time to avoid their aggressive pursuers, led by John Lynch?


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Talent Caldwell & Matt "Batt" Banning; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Adam Warren, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

STORMWATCH: PHD #2
Written by Christos N. Gage


Art and cover by Doug Mahnke


Variant cover by Trevor Hairsine


The Walking Ghost is one of the most infamous crime bosses alive. His influence is felt around the world - and quite possibly off-world. His operation is as brutal as it is efficient - and PHD is going to take him down! It's time to start making a difference against the meta-human crime lords, and Jackson King plans to start at the top!


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Doug Mahnke; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Trevor Hairsine may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

MIDNIGHTER #2
Written by Garth Ennis


Art and cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Variant cover by Arthur Adams


After being ambushed and forcibly taken off the Carrier with a bomb implanted into his chest, The Midnighter is made an offer he can't refuse: accept the terms of a deadly mission or die. Faced with such a pleasant prospect he agrees, biding his time until he can eviscerate his tormentors. It's not until he's near completing his objective that things go all to Hell in this action-packed spectacular!


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Arthur Adams, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WETWORKS #4
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend


Variant cover by Eric Powell


Featuring a stunning variant cover by The Goon's Eric Powell! After the frantic events of last issue, Red has returned to the base in bad shape - and Dane and Mother-One are M.I.A. In the company of Detective Ashe, Dane and Mother-One travel to Thea Mater, Ashe's home, and discover the origins of Vascar, the vampire who so badly wants the Blood Box - and why they must keep it from him at all costs!


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Whilce Portacio; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Eric Powell, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

WILDSTORM FINE ARTS SPOTLIGHT ON JIM LEE
Pencils by Jim Lee; inks by Scott Williams and various


Cover by Lee & Williams


Celebrate the amazing career of comics icon Jim Lee in this 40-page Special shining a spotlight on his classic Wildstorm art! Containing beautiful covers and gorgeous pin-ups of both his best-known works and rarely seen gems, this is an affordable and indispensable collection for every Jim Lee fan!


On sale December 13 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK TWO #3
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


The sorcerer Simon Magus and Grimoire take center stage as a new factor enters Astro City's most turbulent decade: The Innocent Gun! Plus, while the gang war rages, guns of another sort spell disaster for the Williams family, as one brother seeks to kill and the other is targeted for death.


On sale December 27 o3 of 4 o32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BOYS #6
Written by Garth Ennis


Art and cover by Darick Robertson


The Teenage Kix bring the fight to the Boys' doorstep and learn immediately that they've taken on more than they can handle! The Boys are back in business, but is it all too much for Hughie to handle?


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

DESOLATION JONES #8
Written by Warren Ellis


Art and cover by Danijel Zezelj


DESOLATION JONES returns, featuring art by Danijel Zezelj (LOVELESS)! Investigating the apparent murder of a fellow ex-British spy, Michael Jones finds himself hip deep in both the town's unique kind of corruption and the visions of Philip K. Dick.


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

A MAN CALLED KEV #5
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Carlos Ezquerra


Cover by Glenn Fabry


Kev has had enough of his mates dying while he's miraculously survived every attempt on his life. It's payback time, with no quarter asked and none given. In a hail of gunfire and explosions, Kev Hawkins is going to reclaim his life in the explosive conclusion to the series!


On sale December 20 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

NINJA SCROLL #4
Written by Kelley Puckett


Art by Jonboy Meyers


Cover by Michael Chang


Jubei finds a dying noblewoman lying in a field and promises to take her to a mountaintop temple. But as both ninja clans and samurai masters attempt to stop him, Jubei begins to suspect that all is not as it seems.


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

RED MENACE #2
Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo & Adam Brodie


Art by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey


Cover by Ordway


Variant cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


Shunned by the public that once adored him - and even questioned by his own daughter - The Eagle thinks things can't get worse...until he's arrested as a Soviet spy. Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. Please see order form for details.


On sale December 20 o2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #26
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Harris


"Power Down," Part 1 of 4. Former super-hero and current mayor Mitchell Hundred faces the greatest challenge of either of his careers in an all-new adventure set during the 2003 blackout of New York City!


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

MAJESTIC VOL. 3: THE FINAL CUT TP
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Neil Googe, Diego Olmos, Kevin West and others


Cover by Googe


Majestic makes his last stand to save the Earth in this collection featuring MAJESTIC #13-17, plus a story from the WILDSTORM WINTER SPECIAL! As the battle for possession of the Planet Engine heats up, Majestic must stand against an overwhelming enemy in a battle for their adopted planet!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 10 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

RED SONJA/CLAW THE UNCONQUERED: DEVIL'S HANDS TP
Written by John Layman Art by Andy Smith


Cover by Jim Lee & Gabriele Dell'Otto


Collecting the thrilling 4-issue miniseries! Red Sonja, legendary crimson-haired she-devil, and Claw, the cursed warrior, are thrown together as unlikely allies against a despotic evil sorcerer. The problem is, that enemy may be the only one who holds the key to unlocking the terrible curse Claw must endure! Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 24 o 112 pg, FC, $12.99 US

ROKKIN #6
Written by Andy Hartnell


Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis


Rokkin finally comes face to face with the evil Lord Vulmax, but is he prepared for the confrontation? And what is the ominous curse behind his powers? Meanwhile, Evy grows closer to Arnes.and a major surprise is revealed in this thrilling series conclusion


On sale December 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final Issue

FRIDAY THE 13th #1
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Adam Archer


Cover by Ryan Sook


Variant cover by Tim Bradstreet


The vaults of the New Line Horror library open further as one of the greatest horror icons returns in a mind-blowing new series! From the horrific minds of writing team Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (JONAH HEX) and monstrously-talented newcomer Adam Archer comes a new look at the legend of Crystal Lake: the hockey mask-clad Jason Vorhees!


A beautiful young woman is found on the road leading to the mysterious Crystal Lake, covered in blood and rambling about a monster who slaughtered her group of friends. It's a tale similar to other legends of the area, but as her story unfolds, it will be unlike anything anyone could have expected! This story of murder and atrocity goes much deeper than any one family.


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Ryan Sook; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Tim Bradstreet, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale December 13 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Ben Abernathy

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #3
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Kevin West


Cover by Tony Harris & Jim Clark


Horror icon Freddy Krueger is murdering teenagers again - and one father has had enough! Taking the battle directly to Freddy in the dream realm, one man is willing to risk everything to protect his child. But will it be enough?


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE #2
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Wesley Craig


Cover by Lee Bermejo


The F.B.I. team sent to investigate the horrors of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" has made an amazing discovery: a warren of tunnels beneath Travis County! Could this be where Leatherface and his sinister family fled in the months following the murders? But what fresh horrors lie in the darkness?


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


MATURE READERS

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: SLEEP OF REASON #1
Written by John Ney Rieber


Art by Eric Nguyen


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


A Vertigo classic returns - with a vengeance! The fertile mind of writer John Ney Rieber (BOOKS OF MAGIC, Captain America) and the dynamic pen of artist Eric Nguyen (Strange Girl) have created a Sandman tale that both honors the classic character and will stand as a classic in its own right.


A new age of terror demands a new Sandman to quell its nightmares. This disturbing new miniseries follows the final days of Wesley Dodds and his lifelong love Dian Belmont as they encounter a harrowing fate while traveling in Afghanistan circa 1997. Ten years later, with American troops on the ground in that country, wartime photojournalist Kieran Marshall is forced to take on the mantle of Wesley's former alter-ego, the terrifying crimefighter known as The Sandman.


A dark and relevant tale that will appeal to new readers as well as fans of the classic Vertigo series, SLEEP OF REASON questions what it means to be human when confronted with evil. Marshall is a man in search of a career-making interview with master-terrorist Masad. When he confronts Masad face-to-face, he learns to his horror that this terrorist can teach him more about himself than he ever wanted to know. Becoming the new Sandman will be the only way Kieran can save his own life - but, possibly, at the cost of his humanity.


On sale December 13 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


Edited by Jonathan Vankin

100 BULLETS #79
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


The unforgettable conclusion to the 4-part storyarc, "Punch Line." The Trust, Agent Graves and the Minutemen arrive in Mexico for a showdown that will mark the end for at least one major player. Also, the mystery behind the Atlantic City job is finally revealed. Loyal Bullets fans, this is the issue you've been waiting for!


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

AMERICAN SPLENDOR #4
Written by Harvey Pekar


Art by Dean Haspiel, Gilbert Hernandez, Hilary Barta and others


Cover by Hernandez


Harvey Pekar is never at a loss for something to say about any topic. In the concluding issue of this groundbreaking miniseries, illustrated by an all-star roster of comics' finest artists, Harvey visits Chicago, offers his thoughts on the World Cup, and returns to battle another renegade bathroom fixture, among other adventures.


On sale December 6 o 4 of 4 o 32 pg, No ads, B&W, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

AMERICAN VIRGIN #10
Written by Steven T. Seagle


Art by Becky Cloonan & Christine Norrie


Cover by Joshua Middleton


The explosive new story arc of AMERICAN VIRGIN gets off to a bang as youth minister and practicing virgin Adam Chamberlain prepares to meet his maker. It's everything you ever wanted to know about Adam's life to date, but were afraid to ask. Who was Adam's first sexual experience with? How did Mamie and Earl meet? What was Cyndi's summer job that led to her exile from the Chamberlain clan? Find out in this revealing new story.


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


MATURE READERS

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #2
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Jim Fern & Mark Pennington


Cover by J.H. Williams III


The shocking new horror series written by the critically acclaimed Mike Carey (LUCIFER, X-Men) and featuring the breakout art of Jim Fern (FABLES) and Mark Pennington (SHADE, THE CHANGING MAN) continues. In the heart of Japan, twins Toshi and Kai desperately try to stay one step ahead of their terrifying fates. But as Toshi finds herself crossing lines to protect their family, Kai will learn how far the curse that afflicts them really stretches.


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


MATURE READERS

DEADMAN #5
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by John Watkiss


Concluding the 5-part debut story arc in sweeping fashion, Brandon uses his deadly new powers in an attempt to rescue Sarah from the bomber-jacketed assassins. Then he stretches his abilities even further for a confrontation with his comatose father that leaves Brandon wondering where he stands on the plane of reality.


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

DMZ #14
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


"Public Works" part 2 of 5. Matty has infiltrated a terrorist cell determined to disrupt any and all construction sites owned and operated by the shady Trustwell, Inc. In the process, he also develops a close friendship with a female member of the group. But when he discovers her plans - as well as who is funding them, Matty soon realizes he's once again in over his head.


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

DOOM PATROL VOL. 5: magic bus TP
Written by Grant Morrison Cover by Brian Bolland


Art by Richard Case, Stan Woch, Ken Steacy, Philip Bond and Mark McKenna


The collection of comics savant Grant Morrison's legendary run on DOOM PATROL continues in this fifth trade paperback volume reprinting issues #51-57. Featuring the final fate of the Brotherhood of Dada and the rise of the unstoppable Candlemaker, DOOM PATROL VOL. 5 also includes the delightful Jack Kirby tribute issue "And Men Shall Call Him -- HERO!" as well as a new cover by the incomparable Brian Bolland.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 3 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #56
Written by Bill Willingham


Cover by James Jean


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


It's FABLES' first-ever special Christmas issue, which seeks to answer a burning question: Does Santa Claus really exist? And if so, is he a Fable? Well, we're not going to tell you here, or there wouldn't be any reason for you to buy the issue now, would there? So don't be naughty - be nice, and wait patiently for this extra-length issue to appear in your stocking.


On sale December 13 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US o MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #6
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges


Art by Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


Part 1 of the 2-part "Jack Frost," featuring guest art by FABLES' Steve Leialoha. Retrieval vans are scouring the hills and valleys of Idaho and Montana, scooping up escaped Fables and taking them back to captivity in the Golden Boughs retirement village. So far Jack has eluded them, but how long can he hold out? The secret might lie in one of his past misadventures - when he was none other than Jack Frost.


Don't miss this special 2-part story featuring Jack's encounters with the illustrious Snow Queen, beautifully illustrated by FABLES veteran inker and noted artist Steve Leialoha. Also featured: the left side of an exquisite diptych cover by three-time winner of the Eisner Award for best painter, James Jean.


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


MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #12
Written by Simon Oliver


Art by Mike Hawthorne Cover by Philip Bond


Concluding the 2-part "Brother #38," featuring skin-crawling guest art by Mike Hawthorne. A chance encounter with an old associate threatens to destroy Saloth's romance with Professor Neal - and more importantly, his research into the world of vermin - by exposing painful truths about his past. To continue his life's work, Saloth must confront this interloper from another era and silence him - permanently.


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #227
Written by Denise Mina


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Lee Bermejo


Part 4 of the 5-Part "The Red Right Hand." Constantine faces perhaps the most difficult task of his long career…for him, anyway. He must gather up all the happy people he can - and get them to Glasgow in a hurry. Otherwise, the tsunami of bad vibes from Steve Evans' empathy plague will overwhelm the world.


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

LOVELESS #14
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Danijel Zezelj


Cover by Marcelo Frusin


After all the blood spilled in issue #12, a new law man - or rather, law-woman - steps into a more prominent role in Blackwater. Meanwhile, Atticus begins his search for Boyd Johnson in his quest for money, fame and freedom.


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

LUCIFER VOL. 11: EVENSONG TP
Written by Mike Carey


Cover by Christopher Moeller


Art by Peter Gross, Zander Cannon, Dean Ormston,


Jon J Muth, Ryan Kelly and Aaron Alexovich


The saga of Lucifer Morningstar comes to a close in EVENSONG, collecting LUCIFER #70-75. In the aftermath of the universe-shaking battle in Heaven, Lucifer and his cohorts return to pick up their lives and tie up their loose ends. As a special bonus, EVENSONG also includes the Prestige-format one-shot LUCIFER: NIRVANA, gorgeously painted by Jon J Muth.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 24 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #13
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine


Cover by Liam Sharp


Chapter 1 of "Babel." Aghast at the influence our heroes have had on their timeline, the gods summon a demon who will empower Fallow and his Biblical counterpart to rule the world. As Fallow maneuvers through the political minefield blocking passage of his Globo, he must decide where he stands on the Holy War.


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

TESTAMENT VOL. 2: WEST OF EDEN TP
Written by Douglas Rushkoff Cover by Liam Sharp


Art by Peter Gross, Gary Erskine & Liam Sharp


"...a nimble yarn-spinner..." - Entertainment Weekly


Novelist Douglas Rushkoff's saga of Biblical stories occurring in the present day continues in this volume collecting issues #6-10 of the acclaimed ongoing series. A decade ago, in an echo of Genesis, young Alan Stern may have created life - inside his laptop. Now, he's about to discover the terrible consequences of playing God.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 17 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE OTHER SIDE #3
Written by Jason Aaron


Art and cover by Cameron Stewart


The miniseries that shows the real horrors of war continues. As Everette and Vo Dai soldier on towards their inevitable showdown against each other, both men begin to question their respective missions and, more importantly, their own sanity.


On sale December 6 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #52
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


The jaw-dropping conclusion of the four-part "Motherland" story arc. Now that the mystery behind who (or what) has caused the gendercide has been solved, one member of Yorick's crew will take her leave in the hopes of reversing the effects. But is it too late?


On sale December 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

52 SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Advance-solicited; on sale May 2, 2007 o Action Figures o PI

ANIMAL MAN 6.75"


SUPERNOVA 6.75"


ISIS 6.75"


BATWOMAN 6.75"


BOOSTER GOLD 6.75"

INFINITE CRISIS SERIES 2: ACTION FIGURES
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Advance-solicited; on sale May 16, 2007 o Action Figures o PI

BATMAN 6.75"


SUPERMAN 6.75"


FIRESTORM 6.5" "


WONDER WOMAN 6.75"


DONNA TROY 6.5"


DONNA TROY (WONDER GIRL) 6.5"

WONDER WOMAN VS SUPERMAN STATUE
Designed by Terry Dodson


Sculpted by Ray Villafane


Packaged in a 4-color box, this limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 16" high x 7" wide x 7" deep. This statue includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity. (Some assembly required)


Advance solicited; on sale May 30, 2007


Statue o $195.00 US

MARTIAN MANHUNTER 13" Deluxe Collector Figure
Sole survivor of an ancient Martian race, J'onn J'onzz is the newest addition to DC Direct's line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in an authentically detailed fabric costume and includes a display stand. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a 5th panel.


Advance-solicited; on sale May 23, 2007


Collector figure o $69.99 US

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BATGIRL BUST
Designed by Adam Hughes


Sculpted by John G. Mathews


Continuing the stunning line of Women of the DC Universe busts


designed by award-winning illustrator Adam Hughes! This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5'' tall 2.5'' wide and 2.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale May 9, 2007 o Bust o $45.00 U.S.

JLA COVER TO COVER STATUE: GREEN LANTERN
Based on the art of Gil Kane


Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews


Continuing the series of statues bringing the best-loved JLA characters into 3-D! This beautifully sculpted Green Lantern statue based on the cover of GREEN LANTERN #166 stands approximately 9.875" high (including base) and is packaged in a 4-color box. Each statue in this series is based on the most iconic JLA covers, sharing a consistent base and figure scale throughout the series. Future statues in this series will feature Wonder Woman, The Flash and Batman.


Advance-solicited; on sale May 2, 2007 o Statue o $59.99 US

DC DIRECT POSTERS
Decorate your walls with these four spectacular 24" x 36" posters!

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1 POSTER
Art by Alex Ross


Advance-solicited; on sale May 16, 2007


Poster o $7.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 POSTER
Art by Ed Benes


Advance-solicited; on sale May 16, 2007


Poster o $7.99 US

EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1 POSTER
Art by Tony Harris


Advance-solicited; on sale May 16, 2007


Poster o $7.99 US

WILDCATS #1 POSTER
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Advance-solicited; on sale May 16, 2007


Poster o $7.99 US

BATMAN/SCARECROW: FEAR GIFT SET
Don't miss this new Gift Set featuring two DC DIRECT updated and revised action figures! Also included is a 24-page comic reprinting a classic Batman/Scarecrow story and bases for each figure, all packaged in a 4-color window box!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 10, 2006 o Action Figures o PI

 
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